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@  Cyoti : (20 November 2019 - 11:23 PM)

It's probably stuck on the low priority end of Warden's to-do list.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 November 2019 - 10:45 PM)

Because the only full-body Nightbeat was that Bumblebee with a new head one.

@  Bass X0 : (20 November 2019 - 04:14 PM)

Why has there been no new Minerva toys? I’m surprised at Takara. The Titan Master head doesn’t count.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

On my shelf I have Ginrai donning the Star Convoy armor.

@  Liege : (19 November 2019 - 07:42 AM)

That he is.

@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  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?


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#21 Powered Convoy

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 01:57 PM

The Dreadnok set is awesome and it'll be one of like 6 G.I. Joe things I've gotten in the last 3 years.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 01:58 PM

Not to beat the topic into the ground, but I'm glad I'll be able to have Slaughter's Marauders and no Slaughter to command them...because whenever I see that set THAT'S what it reminds me.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 02:34 PM

Not that it's more than Marauders In Name Only anyway, being half Renegades, a guy who wasn't one of them, and three guys who are so different from the originals that it may as well be coincidental.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 02:36 PM

Bad arse In hand Sci Fi is bad arse!
 
 
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 02:39 PM

Oh yes. Oh yes OH YES.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 02:44 PM

For whatever reason, Sci Fi never really connected for me back in the day but this is excellent.
 
 
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 03:22 PM

I never owned the mold this one is based on, I only had his black and grey version, so getting this Sci-Fi is like getting a toy I never laid my hands on as a kid. Plus, I did always like his character (or maybe I just liked guys with bright colors and visors?) so this figure gets me jacked on many levels.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 04:43 PM

Sci-Fi was one of my first Joes and he holds an extra-special place for me because in an era before Mega Man toys existed, he pulled double-duty as Mega Man too!

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 09 November 2011 - 04:58 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Nov 9 2011, 02:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bad arse In hand Sci Fi is bad arse!


I want that toy like I want to breathe.


ZacWilliam, he was one of my favorites as a kid, and that's such a great take on it!
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:13 PM

Sci-Fi is the only Joe I vividly remember playing with as a kid (and his unfortunate end via Lawn mower after I accidentally left him in the yard) so the update is a definite purchase!

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:10 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Nov 9 2011, 01:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not to beat the topic into the ground, but I'm glad I'll be able to have Slaughter's Marauders and no Slaughter to command them...because whenever I see that set THAT'S what it reminds me.

Yeah both sets are ironically tied to the very hard to get / under ordered SDCC exclusives for the past 2 years.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:28 PM

My hour and a half effort to buy Zarana is testament to that as well.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 07:12 AM

I managed to get one, but it turned into a big fiasco as I tried to get them for my brother too (which I managed to do) but since I used the same credit card (because he was too hugging broke that week, I mean who doesn't have hugging $30 the week of something big like this coming out) we ended up getting a set through a reseller and split the difference. The bunghole. Can you tell I'm still a bit bitter about him not having the money. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:34 AM

Airtight and Law and Order at Generals Joes.. Ok, here's my question, the carded pics of Airtight didn't show that backpack, so is this a prerelease, or was the good backpack simply hidden? I sure hope it's the latter.

I do like LnO but it's too bad the colors couldn't be a little closer.

Edited by Dake, 10 November 2011 - 10:35 AM.

 
 
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:43 AM

Oh, Scarlett is Jen from The IT Crowd turned into a badass.


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Posted 11 November 2011 - 03:36 PM

Hey look it's that Mary Sue vanity figure based on the guy who used to threaten websites that spoke out against his Steel Brigade fanclub with Hasbro-approved lawsuits and wrote his own filecard that made him a triggerhappy superduperawesome mix of Psyche-Out, Shockwave, Chuckles, Snake-Eyes and Stalker.
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And whereas a lot of other figures used old outdated toolings, this one features both a new head and 30th Law's tooling, that's right tooling of a figure not even out yet.

I think a member of another board I'm on probably said it best:
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It strikes me as distasteful and arrogant for the club to be using extremely limited slots for vanity figures... If you must make a vanity figure, give the opportunity to the "Entire Fan Club" offer it as a prize for a contest or a membership perk... That would be a move that would make Master Collector seem much more like the "Club" it pretends to be when it's not a poorly run business.

Edited by Detour, 11 November 2011 - 03:36 PM.

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 11 November 2011 - 06:15 PM

Wow - so much drama in such a short post. And I don't know a thing about any of it (nor do I need to know thank you, that's half the battle I could care less about). icon-fire.gif icon-fire.gif

Suffice it to say it's a pretty dull figure on its own merits. Though, isn't that head just Bench Press with a lighter brown goatee instead of the dark brown beard? Sure looks like him anyway.
 
 
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 08:02 PM

So wait. His name is Surefire, and he comes with a flashlight?
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:36 PM

The Club used one of their slots to update a character that has been heavily featured in Club fiction and Hasbro probably wouldn't care enough to bother with any time soon, and Detour finds it intolerable.

SHOCKING.

That's not to say I like it myself, just that I don't agree with the reasoning given. Honestly, I find it to be a pretty dull and boring-looking figure in itself. The features don't really align with the look of the figure or the character as he's appeared so far. I see virtually nothing in common with this figure, even after allowing for the Club adding a beard to him. A modern update is one thing, an extreme makeover another, but this basically takes the colors of the previous figure and reimagines every other aspect.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:07 PM

I do tend to agree with Detour on principle here.

Of the still hundreds of characters left undone (and most will probably NEVER be touched by Hasbro), we get a remake of a vanity figure with a new headsculpt and some of the newest ranges of tooling we know about (he uses parts from the Law figure THAT HASN'T EVEN BEEN RELEASED). With all the tooling available (ish), we couldn't get Nunchuck, Dart, Heavy Duty, Hi-Tech, or (considering how much arctic stuff Hasbro has done over the past 4 years) a decent V1 Frostbite (who would just need a new head)?

Not only that, but I just don't think the product is very good. For the trends collectors have been clamoring for (grounded, PoC like colors and aesthetics), Sure Fire really sticks out as being excessively bright in color



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