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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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#1861 Eneon

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 12:42 PM

Looks like the Play Arts Kai Variant line is branching into Marvel.

I wonder if they could just repaint Darkseid into Thanos.




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Posted 09 October 2014 - 01:21 PM

As much as I don't want to give a shit, I actually do like the look of Iron Man. It's reminiscent of Sunfire's mask, in a way, and I think it's fairly close to one of the early 2000's armours, just can't recall which one.



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Posted 09 October 2014 - 01:31 PM

Probably the Prometheus Heroes Reborn suit



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Posted 09 October 2014 - 01:33 PM

Thank you. That was bugging me, and I was about to go grab that hardcover book of all the armours up to 2010.



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Posted 09 October 2014 - 02:11 PM

I feel like it's their spin on the Marvel NOW! armor, but trying to add some red back into it.

 

 

I have no interest in buying any of the variants, or Play Arts in general, but it is interesting to see what they come up with.


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 09 October 2014 - 02:11 PM.



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Posted 09 October 2014 - 11:01 PM

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.

 
Well, looking at other recent Marvel movies (and AOE), the general trend for movie lines seems to be that they throw a bunch of stuff out at launch, then have one or two waves that are harder to find, and the whole thing's pretty much over by fall.
 
btw, Marvel announced a new Secret Wars crossover:
http://www.comicbook...rticle&id=56160
...which will include "a year-long program into 2016 with our merchandising partners, digital partners and other partners", specifically mentioning Hasbro.  So hopefully some good toys should come out of that.



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Posted 09 October 2014 - 11:06 PM

btw, Marvel announced a new Secret Wars crossover:

http://www.comicbook...rticle&id=56160
...which will include "a year-long program into 2016 with our merchandising partners, digital partners and other partners", specifically mentioning Hasbro.  So hopefully some good toys should come out of that.

 

That'd be some consolation, since it doesn't sound like many good comics are likely to come out of it.


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Posted 09 October 2014 - 11:10 PM

Would that be maybe late 2015/2016 stuff?

 

edit: Reading is important "...year-long program into 2016...".

So I guess the answer is yes.

 

Out of that promo picture I think I'd want new Cap/any Sam Wilson(if they can do the wings right), new Thor, and a bunch of those Iron Mans.


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 09 October 2014 - 11:20 PM.



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Posted 10 October 2014 - 10:18 AM

http://www.comicbook...oty=1&oid=56164

 

Larger version of the Secret Wars piece by Alex Ross

 

So secret that the Fantastic Four and X-Men don't seem to know about it. Sigh.


Edited by Cat, 10 October 2014 - 10:20 AM.


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Posted 23 October 2014 - 11:16 PM

Picked up the Target Exclusive Ms. Marvel / Cap / Radioactive Man 3-Pack today.

 

Ms. Marvel is an exceptionally nice figure, and the main reason I sprang for the set. Radioactive Man is quite nice as well. Cap is... Cap. It's the Ultimate body mold so... whatever.

 

I now have Ms. Marvel and Hyperion suspended from a line in flight in my den and I am all kinds of happy. :love



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Posted 25 October 2014 - 11:08 AM

I can't wait for the Coulson/Hill/Fury pack though I'm bummed it's TRU so it'll be ten to fifteen more than the Target three-pack.


 
 
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Posted 25 October 2014 - 05:11 PM

I wonder how many people would want a Shriek Legends figure. We got a Carnage, so why not get his sidekick/girlfriend?




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Posted 25 October 2014 - 10:34 PM

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 05:40 AM

http://www.bigbadtoy...067&mode=retail

This thing is weird. "Strip off Iron Man's armor to reveal... more techy bits". Actually, the picture of it stripped down makes him look more like a human head placed on a robot body rather than a person in a suit.

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 06:32 AM

Eye articulation can be a wonderful thing when done correctly. It adds depth and personality to the face, in a way that can really bring a figure alive in your display. But that's only when it makes sense. For Iron Man it makes no sense. Most people are going to have the helmet look, so a lot of people are paying extra for a feature they'll only ever use once, and that's just when they open the box to see what it's like.



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Posted 26 October 2014 - 01:06 PM

Seems like a more fancy version of the old Souchaku Henshin figures Bandai did for Kamen Rider and the like.


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Posted 28 October 2014 - 02:12 AM

I love the Ghost Edition. 3A's Doctor Doom, in 3 versions.

 

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 10:44 AM

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 11:00 AM

Found the Target 3-pack this weekend. The wife is making me wait for Christmas. I'm sad.


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Posted 05 November 2014 - 10:37 AM

Anyone have any of the Corgi statuettes? I've only just discovered them, and the price is really reasonable. Storm looks great, but it looks like they interpreted her costume as blue, when it should be black. Wondering if it's worth buying.



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