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@  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?

@  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.


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#1961 lastmaximal

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 09:39 AM

Apparently Age of Ultron WILL be getting a 3.75 product line...with 5 POA.

http://news.toyark.c...t-images-148049

 

Still don't know yet if there will be a super articulated line or not.

 

Huh. 


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Posted 12 January 2015 - 11:06 AM

 

Apparently Age of Ultron WILL be getting a 3.75 product line...with 5 POA.

http://news.toyark.c...t-images-148049

 

Still don't know yet if there will be a super articulated line or not.

 

Huh. 

 

No surprises there - 5 POA seems to be the new standard for movie-specific lines with the SA stuff reserved for Universe.


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Posted 12 January 2015 - 01:51 PM

I don't normally look at online retail for these, but I'm surprised the Hydra Agent is still in stock.

Do people not army build any more?

 

Not at $20 a pop. 



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 05:27 PM

If the Ant-man Marvel Legends series does indeed have a bunch of Ant-men in it(and it isn't just a single figure like I've seen someone speculate) I might be all over it.

The Ant-man legacy might be a little boring, but I do really like most incarnations of the suit.




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Posted 13 January 2015 - 08:53 PM

Any of your interested in the 2.5" line?

http://www.hisstank....-post95001.html

 

Close up of the HB

http://www.hisstank....-post95003.html

 

Look decent for what they are, and if merchandising is tied closely to the film, we might be seeing some War Machine action in the movie.



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Posted 14 January 2015 - 10:37 AM

Yahoo has a big toy preview for the line "showing up next month"

https://www.yahoo.co...72.html?src=rss

 

No mention of the 3.75 line, which tells me it will be a limited throwaway assortment.  The big deal will be the big push for 2.5 including a "build a playset"

 

They're also getting around some of the character overload issues by packing Ultron drones with Heroes, it seems.



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Posted 14 January 2015 - 11:30 AM

Kind of a shame that we've gotten three young Spider-ladies so far without there being a dedicated young Spider-lady body.

That "teenage" girl body isn't bad, but it could be spidery-er.

 

Also, does Ultimare Spider-Woman have sculpted lips? Is that accurate to the comics?

It probably varies by artist, but none of the others with covered mouths have that.

 

edit: I think I'd really be into that 2.5 stuff as a kid.

Regular action bored me because of their lack of articulation, but that's a lot easier to excuse on smaller figures, especially ones that tie in with playsets.


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 07:27 PM

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 09:08 PM

New Legends and 3.75" toys up for preorder at BBTS.

 

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 09:23 PM

 

That "teenage" girl body isn't bad, but it could be spidery-er.

 

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 10:19 PM

Miguel, Anti-Venom and possibly 616 Spidey are buys.

 

Mayday is a maybe. Already have the variant DD from the Holocaust wave so he's out and I don't have an attachment to Ultimate Jessica.


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 10:27 PM

I'll trade up from Nemesis-wave Daredevil in a second.

 

The only one who feels like a waste this wave is Peter himself, and they could have solved that by simply giving us an unmasked head.


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 10:33 PM

The pizza accessory is pretty neat, at least. Don't get a lot of super heroes with their own pizza

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 12:30 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if I still had some of those pizza slices the original Ninja Turtles came with.

 

At least, I always used them as pizza slices. They were probably some kind of weird weapon.


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 01:54 AM

Not much interest in anybody but Miguel. But at least he comes with a cool giant flaming sword. There's always a use for that.


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 07:15 PM

I kinda love that combined avengers tower playset.
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Posted 16 January 2015 - 10:08 AM

It's a great idea - it's just a shame I'm not willing to add yet another scale to my collections.


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 03:56 PM

Official pics are out from Hasbro:

http://news.toyark.c...ges-info-148359

 

Oddly, War Machine gets mentioned, but no mention of Scarlett Witch, Black Widow, Quicksilver or Vision.  Given the greater scope of the line and character range than GotG, I'm suspecting we'll get a wave 2 of at least the 2 packs come this fall.  Also noticing some pieces on that Avengers Tower that don't appear to be with any of the box sets, unless the Quinjet comes with a few pieces (or, again, Hasbro has a wave 2 of sets coming in the fall).

Also, that Iron Man 2.5" figure looks better painted than the 3.75 figure :p

 

No mention of Legends or the 5 POA figures, which really does say to me Hasbro views them as secondary to the kid push.

 

 

Of course, there are endless posts on the internet bemoaning the lack of "proper" action figures, which is frustrating to read because we all know what would happen:

Hasbro shows a super articulated 3.75" line-

Complaints at the 12.99 pricepoint

Complaints about any "kid centric" inclusions or articulation modifications

Complaints that the first wave are all guys we've already gotten

Complaints that (because the first wave's mediocre sales) "necessary characters" don't see wide distribution in subsequent waves

Complaints that some "necessary characters" don't get made in the first place

Complaints Hasbro isn't making a $60 Quinjet

Complaints Hasbro WAS making a $60 Quinjet

Complaints that Hasbro didn't make a 3.75 scaled Avengers tower (and even if they were, people would likely complain it would be too expensive, just like the Helicarrier)

Complaints when later waves show up at discounters some don't have access to.

And so on...

 

To me, I'd much rather see a REAL focus on getting kids hooked with cheap, fun toys, than drive them away with multiple (remember, there's a 6" segment too) collector centric offerings with high pricepoints.

 

I did a cost analysis at Hisstank when Guardians were out, and I figure that for $45-50, a kid could get the ENTIRE Guardians team, with ship, and a handful of secondary characters.  At 3.75" scale, to accomplish that would cost three times that (assuming some characters even got made to begin with)


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 04:53 PM

I figure that for $45-50, a kid could get the ENTIRE Guardians team, with ship, and a handful of secondary characters.

 

That seems like good business.


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 06:49 PM

"But's not in the right scale for my collection!" :p





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