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@  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?

@  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.


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#4601 MrBlud

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 10:03 PM

While this year's Con figures certainly got my attention, there has yet to be an FSS figure I've liked enough to buy.  Of course, it helps that the Con figures are also cheaper than the FSS ones for the most part.

 

I liked Big Boa, Nano-BAT, Iron Klaw, and Big Bear enough to pay retail for them.

 

Sadly the FSS costs more.


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Posted 01 June 2014 - 10:25 PM

I got Dice and Iron Klaw, myself. Might've gotten Cover Girl but she goes for too much on the secondary market. I can probably do a decent custom one myself.

 

 

I'll probably look into getting Cesspool one of these days.


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 02 June 2014 - 05:27 AM

I bought Cover Girl, Dice, Cesspool, Admiral Keel Haul, and Big Boa.  There are a few others that I'd like, but I'm not willing to pay top dollar for them.



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 06:19 AM

I have a question: I published a GI Joe book on Kindle Worlds a couple weeks ago. I posted a sample chapter on 2 Joe sites... and I was wondering if it would be cool for me to post it here too. It's 4 pages, but they are jpg's, so they're small. LMK...

Go for it. People post (and quote) galleries with 4+ pictures all the time. :)


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Posted 02 June 2014 - 07:35 AM

Spearhead should look like the digbash someone did over on the club forum better than the official pictures.

http://www.gijoeclub...74&d=1401576799


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Hmm, I count 3 guns. Takara, you lying bastards. You said Hasbro's Metroplex version would only have one.

Shame on you Takara. Shame.

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 08:02 AM

I'm not sure that turning the brightness up 10% makes or breaks the concept, but I can see the preference for the brighter colors of the original.



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 08:10 AM

I like the one on the left.



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 01:29 PM

FSS 3.0 Alpine reveal!



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 01:47 PM

Personally, I appreciate what the Club was trying to do here--provide a reasonably-affordable Alpine to all the people who STILL don't have one. I even appreciate the use of the Kwinn mold because it's just a damn good mold.

 

But that said... do people really want this version of Alpine? It's frankly just a boring design that seems more a park ranger than an elite soldier. If I were choosing between this and nothing for the Alpine-shaped void in my collection, I'd keep holding out.

 

I accept that they probably didn't want to do the "v1" figure because it's stepping on the toes of a thing that already exists, but I think the Club should have realized that the Alpine which exists is not terribly good and is out of date. If they'd pieced together a v1 look out of more current parts and changed up the colors a bit, they could have sent out a "Night Force Alpine" or something that would probably interest a LOT more people.


Edited by Lukeblast, 02 June 2014 - 01:48 PM.


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Posted 02 June 2014 - 01:53 PM

The link's not working on my end. 



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 01:59 PM

I just re-checked the thread link, everything in the article, and had someone else run through it too. Not sure what the problem might be.



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 02:13 PM

On my end, when I click the link I just get a blank white screen. 



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 02:20 PM

Works for me.


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Posted 02 June 2014 - 03:16 PM

That's not the sort of behavior you generally expect from a broken link. Sounds like something on your end Fortress.



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 04:00 PM

The link works in a desktop browser for me (latest version of Firefox), but shows as a blank screen in Chrome on my phone.

But yeah, that Alpine is just dull.

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 05:36 PM

That is the most boring figure I've seen in ages.  It's barely got any contrast to it.


Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 05:45 PM

G.i. joes really need to go nuts to get me to care at this point. Give me a new, alien Blackstar or a Mutated Hydroviper. Give me Robo joe or a member of Earth Corp. Or a Hologram-viper vs Synergy two pack. Ghost-pirate Shipwreck. Cobra Wolf-vipers. Lord Chumly Cobra Hunter... Give me some weird, scy-fy pulp campy fantasy Scifi army adventure toy-eticness.


-ZacWilliam, give me some bloody creativity basically.

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#4618 Detour

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 07:05 PM

I like him a lot.

Maybe if he's universally reviled I can get one on the cheap.

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 02 June 2014 - 08:13 PM

I was fortunate enough to see the original Alpine pack in the wild just once and bought it on sight.  Easy pass.



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 09:08 PM

The problem with this Alpine as a replacement for V1 Alpine is he looks too different. He's a neat Alpine honestly, but he can't really stand in for the DVD pack Alpine except in name.


 
 
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