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@  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?

@  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.


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#3061 NICK NEMESIS

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:06 AM

James Bond has Q.

Cobra has mad scientist Brainbuster!

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:45 AM

Looks like he spends his nights clubbing and lost his eye to a drag queen. FOR SCIENCE.
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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:31 PM

Apparently the Night Landing has made an appearance in the Joe booth, in package.

With a tag that says "Available: NOW"

Liars!

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:53 PM

Any actual Joe news from SDCC?
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Posted 18 July 2013 - 06:16 PM

Give it time, SDCC just started...

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 19 July 2013 - 02:48 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Jul 18 2013, 03:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Any actual Joe news from SDCC?

TNI/Pixel Dan has an interview with Depriest in which zero information is shared except that they're focusing on Retaliation by showing us everything we've already seen and there may be some surprises for Toyfair 2014...? icon-waspy.gif
 
 
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#3067 Detour

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 05:28 PM

Yeah, basically they still can't show anything new because they still have to push interest for what's tying in to Retaliation's home video release...
He did say we shouldn't expect big vehicle releases (like the Eaglehawk) without a movie to tie-in to, or retailer interest to pick it up as an exclusive.

They have shown some new Kre-O stuff, though.

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 19 July 2013 - 05:31 PM

Glad the Kre-Os aren't canceled, at least.

I saw a box of the blind-packed dudes once, like, 3 or 4 months ago, and assumed the worst.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 08:54 PM

Well, since there isn't much coming out, it just keeps allowing me to focus on custom projects of my own.

Like Hi-Tech.

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 20 July 2013 - 07:41 AM

So do the SDCC Joe toys come as one big set or are there a few sets?

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 09:13 AM

QUOTE(Smitty @ Jul 20 2013, 08:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So do the SDCC Joe toys come as one big set or are there a few sets?


I believe that it's one big box o' stuff.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 05:04 PM

QUOTE(Sciflyer @ Jul 20 2013, 10:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Smitty @ Jul 20 2013, 08:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So do the SDCC Joe toys come as one big set or are there a few sets?


I believe that it's one big box o' stuff.

Man all I really want is that Blaster, and maybe Bludgeon.

#3073 Sciflyer

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 05:17 PM

QUOTE(Smitty @ Jul 20 2013, 06:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Sciflyer @ Jul 20 2013, 10:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Smitty @ Jul 20 2013, 08:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So do the SDCC Joe toys come as one big set or are there a few sets?


I believe that it's one big box o' stuff.

Man all I really want is that Blaster, and maybe Bludgeon.


I feel you. I like the Baroness/Ravage concept, but the noggin on her is far too large. Bludgeon looks really nice too. The only SDCC set I was able to snag was the 2011 Starscream/Cobra Commander set (I have really awesome friends that pitched in and got it for me for my birthday this year!).

#3074 Detour

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 05:25 PM

I really just want Bludgeon. Baroness is nice but I already have the 2009 5-pack version and the Paris Pursuit version. Snake-Eyes'd be a neat variation but not really worth SDCC prices... I'm not interested in non-transforming Transformers, especially not vehicle mode ones, so the vehicles are a pass.

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.

 


#3075 Detour

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 09:50 PM

General Blitz is done!

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 21 July 2013 - 03:55 PM

Other than having some personal beef with that waist piece, I like that a lot! icon-ironhide.gif icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 04:37 PM

GI Joe to have 50th Anniversary toyline in 2014?

I haven't seen this reported anywhere else yet, so to be honest I'm not sure where they're hearing it.

If true, that "possibly exclusive to Target" bit is pretty damning. Anyone still denying that Joe is in a slow death spiral after that would just be delusional.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 04:43 PM

Hell, up until that rumor we were looking at potentially no toy line in 2014. I'd have thought that was evidence enough.

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:27 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 19 2013, 06:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, basically they still can't show anything new because they still have to push interest for what's tying in to Retaliation's home video release...

I figure any announcement in 2014 will be regarding the toyline going on hiatus. Either that or a shiny new line of 12" figures no one will buy for the 50th anniversary that ten people care about! Yay!

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He did say we shouldn't expect big vehicle releases (like the Eaglehawk) without a movie to tie-in to, or retailer interest to pick it up as an exclusive.

It's sad that that's a "big vehicle release" now. I saw the Eaglehawk yesterday and it's pretty dinky looking on the shelf.
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:30 AM

QUOTE(Spark @ Jul 22 2013, 12:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 19 2013, 06:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, basically they still can't show anything new because they still have to push interest for what's tying in to Retaliation's home video release...

I figure any announcement in 2014 will be regarding the toyline going on hiatus. Either that or a shiny new line of 12" figures no one will buy for the 50th anniversary that ten people care about! Yay!

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He did say we shouldn't expect big vehicle releases (like the Eaglehawk) without a movie to tie-in to, or retailer interest to pick it up as an exclusive.

It's sad that that's a "big vehicle release" now. I saw the Eaglehawk yesterday and it's pretty dinky looking on the shelf.

It's a little larger than the vintage Tomahawk. It's just disassembled and tightly packaged. By today's toy standards it is a big vehicle.

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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