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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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Posted 05 November 2014 - 01:47 PM

So, anyone know what the deal is with the Thanos build a figure? I thought that it was coming out with new Marvel Legends wave 2, but now I'm seeing the Avengers age of Ultron line includes one.

Is it the same figure, or something different?
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Posted 05 November 2014 - 02:14 PM

My understanding was that there was going to be an Avengers Infinite line similar to the Ml Guardians line, and Wave 1 would have the Odin/King Thor BaF, while Wave 2 would have the Thanos BaF.

 

I may have misunderstood, but that was the last I heard/knew.



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Posted 05 November 2014 - 07:34 PM

I think the original plan was a non tie-in Avengers Infinite wave with the cap/Spidey legends style figure swaps, due around this time.

Then next summer the Ultron Legends line with the Thanos BAF.

Hasbro's marvel stuff is back to being a distribution garbage fire. I mean, has anyone seen the 4" line beyond wave 1 in stores? May as well be online exclusives.

Edited by Nanite, 05 November 2014 - 07:37 PM.

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 11:42 PM

One of my local Targets has the latest Guardians-filled wave pegwarming as we speak. But that's both the first and only wave from the smaller Infinite line they've had.



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Posted 06 November 2014 - 07:43 PM

Our TRU got the first wave, and appears to have recently got the Guardians wave, but all that is left is a Starlord or 2.



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Posted 08 November 2014 - 05:21 AM

If by any chance anyone is looking for Thor Dark World figures, check Big Lots. May only be a buck or two cheaper or so, but found Loki, Kurse, a Dark Elf, and a couple diff Thors.




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Posted 08 November 2014 - 05:33 AM

Thanks for the tip; I never did find any Dark Elves in stores.


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 10:56 PM

I saw the Target 3-pack, but since I really didn't find Ms. Marvel to be a significant improvement over the ToyBiz release, I decided to save myself $50.



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Posted 09 November 2014 - 11:22 AM

Official package shots of the Odin/Thor Marvel Legends series.

 

I prefer having Odin instead of old Thor, so it's a little frustrating that the most important Thor parts come with the character I want the most.

Also, I think Ironfist's headsculpt looks a little off.

 

I hope we see something of that Guardian's five pack soon.

 

edit:

I do really like the wave overall. I don't have any Thors yet, so I don't mind getting this one.

Although, I don't have any connection to Sentry or Machine Man. I may skip the later to save money.


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Posted 09 November 2014 - 11:37 AM

Since I don't actually read Marvel comics, I had not realised that Thor had lost an arm and eye.  Might have to get that new Scarlet Witch as the old ToyBiz one is kinda poopy.


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Posted 09 November 2014 - 11:41 AM

I haven't read the stuff he's from either, but the BAF Thor is a future Thor from after he becomes king of Asgard.

I guess losing an eye is a required part of the job.


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 09 November 2014 - 11:41 AM.



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Posted 09 November 2014 - 12:00 PM

Yeah, you gotta give up one of those all-seeing eyes to drink from Mimir's Well of Wisdom.



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Posted 09 November 2014 - 04:55 PM

Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch are definite purchases.

 

I kinda want Machine Man and Sentry too.

 

At that point I'm only like 3-4 figures away from the BAF...

 

Decisions, decisions.


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Posted 09 November 2014 - 05:11 PM

Thor and Hawkeye are the only ones that don't rock my world. At least Thor's ostensibly got a new look going on; Hawkeye I'd possibly skip if he wasn't central to the BAF.

 

The rest are either new or much improved, so I'm happy to get them.

 

Hopefully, Machine Man is enough of a C-lister that I'll have no trouble selling his King Thor pieces. :)


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Posted 09 November 2014 - 06:03 PM

I just noticed they're still putting generic names on the box for "swap" figures.(Even though I'm pretty sure they're all supposed to ship together.)

"Maids of Might" and "Avenging Allies"

 

Also it looks like they only put the Avengers logos on Thor and Hawkeye.


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 09 November 2014 - 06:03 PM.



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Posted 09 November 2014 - 07:58 PM

Thor and Hawkeye are the only ones that don't rock my world. At least Thor's ostensibly got a new look going on; Hawkeye I'd possibly skip if he wasn't central to the BAF.

 

The rest are either new or much improved, so I'm happy to get them.

 

Hopefully, Machine Man is enough of a C-lister that I'll have no trouble selling his King Thor pieces. :)

I'll be more then happy to buy Hawkeye off ya when he hits, for a reasonable price. :D I like the classic look for him and Wanda is becoming a more likeable character in my book, however I'm more interested in the Thanos set for the big prune face himself :)




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Posted 11 November 2014 - 02:49 PM

Machine man might make a nice smaller sentinel for my 4" xmen. But I'm also dumpingvmist of my ML, so I'll probably skip it.
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Posted 11 November 2014 - 07:56 PM

Almost in spite of myself I seem to be collecting Marvel Legends figures once more. I was picking and choosing, but ever since I got the GotG wave and with my recent acquisition of Storm thanks to Onyx Minor, the Jubilee body was crying to be completed. My Local TRU had Wolverine, Stryfe, and Cyclops, so if I can just snag a Magneto she'll be whole.

 

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Makes me really sorry I passed on a Black Cat oh those months back.

 

And, y'know... all the waves of figures ever since Hasbro did the ML Returns stuff.

 

*sigh*


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Posted 16 November 2014 - 05:54 PM

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 07:30 PM


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