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@  Cyoti : (20 November 2019 - 11:23 PM)

It's probably stuck on the low priority end of Warden's to-do list.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 November 2019 - 10:45 PM)

Because the only full-body Nightbeat was that Bumblebee with a new head one.

@  Bass X0 : (20 November 2019 - 04:14 PM)

Why has there been no new Minerva toys? I’m surprised at Takara. The Titan Master head doesn’t count.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

On my shelf I have Ginrai donning the Star Convoy armor.

@  Liege : (19 November 2019 - 07:42 AM)

That he is.

@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?


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#1821 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 12:11 AM

I think it looks like a Ken doll head.


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 07:32 AM

You're not wrong.



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Posted 05 September 2014 - 07:36 AM

Is it a better Chris Pratt head than the one on the leg-squeezy-gimmick figure?


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 07:39 AM

http://www.mwctoys.c...IEW_070214a.htm

 

Scroll down there to see pics of the alternate head. To partially answer your deleted one, it is also one of the easiest to get, as it's packed heavier. BBTS has it singly, for example, AND it's also on clearance for $13. http://www.bigbadtoy...686&mode=retail



#1825 Detour

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 08:38 AM

Yeah, wow, that's almost as bad as the gimmicky figure one.

 

 

I might as well go for the teensy one because that one bears the most ressemblance. The hell, Hasbro?


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 01:00 PM

Even if it was spot on I still wouldn't like it. Toys of real people are creepy looking.

I bought Nova and Iron Man out of the wave. For the Guardians proper I'm fine to wait for the comic-style box set.


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 01:21 PM

The unhelmeted head really doesn't do Pratt justice (especially compared to how good Big Dave's mug looks on Drax).

 

The auction I won didn't include the unhelmeted head, the headphones, the Walkman, and the Orb. I'm only looking to get the latter three. :D


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 04:09 PM

I think Pratt has joined the ranks of some other "un-sculptable" actors like Harrison Ford. Something about their faces just does not easily translate to action figure form. Even high-end statues have a hard time with Ford.


 
 
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Posted 05 September 2014 - 05:03 PM

Shatner is on that list too. You'd think the people doing his figures and busts were deliberately trying to avoid using his likeness for legal reasons or something.

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 05:32 PM

I think Pratt has joined the ranks of some other "un-sculptable" actors like Harrison Ford. Something about their faces just does not easily translate to action figure form. Even high-end statues have a hard time with Ford.

 

Yep, even the Hot Toys Starlord doesn't look very Pratty.


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 07:15 AM

FINALLY managed to nab a second Venom for my son for Christmas. They had to get it for me from the back, but whatever (glad I asked after I didn't see it on the shelves).

 

Mission accomplished!


Edited by Big Show, 07 September 2014 - 07:35 AM.

QUOTE(David Willis)
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And SUPERbuying is not quite as extreme as buying the HUG outta something.
There's a hierarchy.
 

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 10:25 AM

I think Pratt has joined the ranks of some other "un-sculptable" actors like Harrison Ford. Something about their faces just does not easily translate to action figure form. Even high-end statues have a hard time with Ford.

 

You know, back during the PotF2 days, I always thought Harrison Ford/Han Solo was the only face sculpt that Kenner/Hasbro could ever get right.

 

Of course, that was back when 5POA was the standard instead of just an economical fall-back position so I suppose it was a different standard for a different time.  Well, that and when compared to Beefcake Luke and Monkey Leia, even a half-decent Han head sculpt is going to look brilliant by default.



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Posted 07 September 2014 - 03:54 PM

I dunno, Han from the Black series has an okay-ish likeness? It's much closer than the attempt at Pratt.

But yeah, definitely going with the "masked" look all the time. Drax and Groot have the only decent headsculpts on the team, feels like.



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Posted 07 September 2014 - 05:07 PM

I think I have one more big push, and I'll have effectively eliminated 90% of my Marvel Legends collection.

 

Since you have the option to put the year down on items you sell on eBay, and after subsequently looking up those years, I honestly have no idea how I was affording things like food back in 2006-2007.  

 

So.much.product.



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 02:25 PM

Has anyone tried getting something like this?

 

I've never bought something off shapeways, but that looks pretty tempting.




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Posted 08 September 2014 - 09:26 PM

I've seen some of the guys at TheFwoosh who had that and it looks pretty cool if you're wanting that Superior Spidey look.

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 03:46 PM

Bah, Walgreens still hasn't gotten ANY of the 6" Hasbro figures, Spider-Man or STar Wars.  I went ahead and got a raincheck in case they ever get some in (probably will in a couple weeks.  I swear Altus is a distribution black hole or something)



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Posted 13 September 2014 - 12:59 AM

I snagged Agent Venom at a con. Cost a bit more but it save me the headache of searching at a place like freakin' Walgreen's.

 

After a couple of days his right legs falls off at the knee. Only after repairing it do I realize how funny this actually is.


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Posted 13 September 2014 - 01:01 AM

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 08:13 PM

For those interested, Family Dollar has started getting in a new batch of "discount" Marvel figures, which should be hitting all the other usual suspects in a few weeks. (I hesitate to call them "discount" considering they cost the same as Walmart, but have MUCH snazzier packaging, if less of it).

 

Anyway, the new batch this year are Iron Man, Thor, and Loki, all using Avengers Assemble All Star tooling, along with reships of at least Spider-Man, and I'd assume Hulk and Wolverine since they are still featured on Spider-Man's cardback.  In addition to the new figures, packaging has seen some significant changes: the cardbacks have dropped a lot of the Marvel Universe branding elements, including the name.  They now just say "Marvel" across the top.  The cardbacks themselves also feature a much simpler cut than before, with a simpler bubble as well.  Still feature character art though!

 

I snagged Spider-Man (been wanting him since I saw he was available, I'm a fan of the new buck Hasbro did for SM All Stars, and this is the only release I know of in his classic deco with muted comic colors), skipped the others for now.  Didn't have pictures on hand to compare, but Iron Man looked unchanged, Thor has more muted colors and MAYBE some deco changes to his chest.  Loki, IIRC, was gold and green, a different color set than the AA version, but still featured his helmet and sceptor (which is no longer painted), but no cape.

 

Makes me wonder about the industry when Family Dollar is getting Marvel product before most big retailers (Wave 3 with Loki has only just started to ship), with FAR more attractive packaging at about the same price.   Consider AA All STar is only on wave 3 (assuming distribution hasn't bogged down in your area), I'm not sure the discount line is too far removed from what mass retail should be doing...





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