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@  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?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

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

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.


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#1841 TJMD

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 04:02 PM

Found both Agent Venom and Prototype Boba Fett at two seperate Walgreens back on the 6th. I was out hunting Walking Dead Pop figures for a friend's birthday next month and wasn't aware that these were released yet. Picked them up for two other friends.
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Posted 15 September 2014 - 02:14 PM

LOVE LOVE LOVE my new Super Hero Mashers Iceman!!!!


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 07:46 PM

Well, good news to anyone who missed Carnage.  He's part of the Agent Venom wave at Walgreens.



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Posted 18 September 2014 - 03:50 AM

They're doing a Marvel Select Cable, and it's glorious. I love it because it's basking in its own stupidity, design-wise.

 

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 12:23 PM

I think the only thing that could make it better were if his feet tapered to tiny little pins.


 
 
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Posted 20 September 2014 - 03:37 PM

...well, looks like I'm breaking down and keeping my Daredevil MLs after all.

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 03:00 PM

My pre-order for 4inch Infinite Cyclops is in, and I'm just wondering if it's worth it. I don't really like that costume, as I liked the Cassaday version better. I like Bianchi's art, but his refresh costumes for Wolverine and Cyclops left me a bit cold. The huge X was a bit off, and the gold bands for Cyclops didn't work for me, and they're not the bands on the figure, like the costume is supposed to have. I also don't get why all the elements are gold, the bands, the piping, but the visor is still silver. It's from BBTS, and it's $13.99US. I already bought two of the Legends Cyclops, which are in the same Pile Of Loot. They're in the current Bachalo costume. It's very different for Cyclops, and I don't get how the costume works, as the X is usually not actually covering where his eyes would be. That aside, I like the simplicity, and how graphic it is, and I like it for being wildly different from anything he's worn, other than the silver-age costume later slightly updated by Cockrum. I think that was originally Werner Roth's design? He did a great job with Cyclops, but it's tempered by the monstrosity of his Angel costume. The Lee costume was just a slight tweak of that costume, and not as different as people cry about.

 

Sorry, rambling. Anyway. I didn't get the other Previews Cyclops, which was in this costume, because that wave was a total hug-up. They cancelled the best figure, Rogue, in my favourite costume of hers. They showed a ton of variants that they didn't make, and the ordering was hugged up. I think most people stayed away when it became evident what was going on. I don't regret missing anything from there. So, the Bachalo costume Cyclops was $12.99, on clearance, but even at $20 I'd have bought it.

 

So, is this Infinite one worth it? Is the body used a big step-up that makes this a must-buy, or is it just forgettable, and the first 4inch Cyclops I'll actually pass on.

 

Speaking of hug-ups, did anyone end up biting on the All-New X-Men/Silver Age X-Men Legends set? If so, was it worth it? It's the costumes I've always wanted in Legends, but the bodies used, and the allocation for new parts, left me a bit cold. Add in colour mismatches, which is kinda unacceptable when they're all supposed to be wearing the same thing, and the fact that they completely didn't at all do Iceman as he looked then (for those that wanted the silver-age team, and that's what i wanted, although I do get All-New X-Men, just haven't read it besides the first issue yet) was the final dealbreaker. But I'm open to change, if anyone vouches for it. I guess something might be better than nothing.


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Posted 30 September 2014 - 04:05 PM

Speaking of hug-ups, did anyone end up biting on the All-New X-Men/Silver Age X-Men Legends set? If so, was it worth it? It's the costumes I've always wanted in Legends, but the bodies used, and the allocation for new parts, left me a bit cold. Add in colour mismatches, which is kinda unacceptable when they're all supposed to be wearing the same thing, and the fact that they completely didn't at all do Iceman as he looked then (for those that wanted the silver-age team, and that's what i wanted, although I do get All-New X-Men, just haven't read it besides the first issue yet) was the final dealbreaker. But I'm open to change, if anyone vouches for it. I guess something might be better than nothing.

 

I wouldn't go so far as to vouch for it, as it has all the issues you mention and more (Angel's wings are embarrassingly cheap and keep an eye out for bad QC on Jean's gangly limbs). I'd only go so far as to say I bit the bullet, and while I wasn't blown out of the water, I also didn't suffer terribly from regret.


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Posted 30 September 2014 - 06:36 PM

That's probably a better endorsement than I was expecting, to be honest. I hadn't paid much attention to Angel's wings. I assumed they'd be fine, as all Angel/Archangel wings have been pretty good in any Legends/Classics version. Thanks for pointing that out.



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Posted 03 October 2014 - 05:04 PM

Speaking of which, it has just been further clearanced on TRU.com, this time to $60. The wife just pulled the trigger on the set for me for Christmas.


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Posted 04 October 2014 - 01:15 PM

Finally found Agent Venom. I was a little worried. The first Walgreen's I went to had  the normal Spider-men and Electro, and I thought I was too late, but the second had 3 of them.

 

He's pretty much what I expected. Not technically the best Marvel Legends figure I own, but I love the character/identity too much to not get it.

 

I also picked up Hero Mashers Venom. He's a pretty neat classic Venom figure, but I don't see myself buying a bunch of these.




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Posted 04 October 2014 - 07:37 PM

Is there a release date for the Thanos and Odin/King Thor BAF waves yet?
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Posted 04 October 2014 - 09:06 PM

I don't think so. 2015 sometime.

Maybe there will be news about it at NYCC.




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Posted 06 October 2014 - 02:31 AM

I don't remember if it was mentioned here, but: did Hasbro say anything about having the rest of the Ultimate Goblin wave (aka Agent Venom's cross-sells) show up at Walgreens?



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Posted 06 October 2014 - 12:08 PM

I saw Electro, movie Spider-man, and Superior Spider-man at both Walgreens I went to.

I don't know for sure if there's supposed to be more with them, or if Venom replaced all of the "swap" guys.


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 06 October 2014 - 12:09 PM.



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Posted 06 October 2014 - 02:20 PM

That you found characters other than Agent Venom is still a good sign for me, though. Time to go check Walgreens again! :D



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Posted 07 October 2014 - 05:24 PM

Be aware, Walgreens distribution is weird, they'll split cases over multiple stores, at random
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Posted 08 October 2014 - 07:05 PM


Ok, I'm totally buying this one:

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 07:10 PM

Ok, I'm totally buying this one:

http://marvelousnews...tart=0&sl=18143

Cutting off the arms and finding him a big wrench to make The Mechanic from The G1 Marvel comic.


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I'm pretty sure The Mechanic had arms.

 

So just Avengers 2 Cap and Hulk for Legends on display?

I'm not normally into movie figures, but I do kind of like that Captain America. If only he had head wings.

 

Am I seeing waist/torso joints on Brunnhilde and Miles? I thought they were getting rid of those.

 

edit: Looks like I got a bit mixed up. Valkyrie is also Legends.

She's looks all right, I wonder if they could have made her hair poseable?


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 09 October 2014 - 12:42 AM.



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Posted 09 October 2014 - 09:46 AM

One of the bigger news out of NYCC to me was that the Avengers line won't seem to have a 3.75 figure line, but be part of the "2.5 system" Hasbro introduced with Guardians of the Galaxy.

 

I'm still wondering, as with RiD, if Hasbro isn't doing a "staggered release" with its line, and saving larger priced items for the fall/Christmas when kids tend to get to get more toys.





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