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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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#9701 Agent X

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 07:41 AM

Maybe someone can get Paul Allor to do a Q&A here?

 

And I might just pick up his new book to thumb my nose at G.I. Joe "Fans".


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Posted 28 July 2019 - 08:11 AM

There's a thread  (in their Joe comic forum part) on the Hisstank forum where he's talking to them just fine now. His book could be good or great so best wished to him and the creative team yeah?

 

As for Sitterson, he was a bit of a prick so, no tears shed there.


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Posted 28 July 2019 - 03:15 PM

Sitterson was the perfect reflection of the majority of the Joe fanbase.

 

They can dish it out but they sure couldn't take it.


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Posted 28 July 2019 - 06:05 PM

Well in more fun news (for me at least).

My final grail item is done. It showed up with some fairly decent damage, and was filthy. But lots of scrubbing (in the garden tub), and careful repair work later and the Defiant has landed!

 

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Tucks in nicely "underground" next to the PIT.


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Posted 28 July 2019 - 09:03 PM

Well in more fun news (for me at least).

My final grail item is done. It showed up with some fairly descent damage, and was filthy. But lots of scrubbing (in the garden tub), and careful repair work later and the Defiant has landed!

 

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Tucks in nicely "underground" next to the PIT.

 

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 10:48 AM

It LIVES!

https://news.hisstan...LtqXsRoECWdKrlA

 

Out on soft launch on Android in select regions.  Looks like Hasbro's going to push a "Earth Wars" type RTS game for Joe as well.  And given the amount of "synergy" these projects have seemingly had, I can't help but wonder if we're seeing a preview of the "kid centric" GI Joe line for next year, ala the revamped Galaxy of Heroes line for Star Wars.  Also seems to explain that "Overwatch" type concept art we saw last year or so.  Might have been early work on this game.

 

I'm intrigued at the range their stuff is pulling from.  I see some relatively obscure later Joe vehicles like the X-Wing Chopper, Mamba, Piranha  and Maggot; alongside those is some stuff like the DTC/Sigma Six HISS tank and the Black Dragon VTOL from Renegades.  And even the "classic" vehicles seemingly got some make over on them (the VAMP is seemingly a mix of the original and 2012 remake).  Character design also seems to be pulling from a LOT of sources as well (Love the inclusion of some Renegades on Scrap Iron's design).

 

I mean, IF, this is an indication of where Hasbro is taking the line...I really dig what I'm seeing.  And I can see these doing well at any scale in the current market, especially with solid back end support from Hasbro.

 

 

Though, given Joe fans' luck over the past 5 plus years, this will be just like the Snake Eyes mobile game and we'll see some interesting design work, but nothing will actually come of it in a broader brand perspective.


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Posted 29 July 2019 - 12:31 PM

Who is the G.I. Joe towards the center wearing goggles?


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Posted 29 July 2019 - 02:28 PM

Who is the G.I. Joe towards the center wearing goggles?

I'm thinking it's the female version of Doc, unless they race-swapped Helix.  That's another that makes me think there might be more to it since it makes ZERO sense for a new character to be introduced in a mere mobile game.



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Posted 29 July 2019 - 03:14 PM

Who is the G.I. Joe towards the center wearing goggles?

I think it's Tunnel Rat.



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Posted 29 July 2019 - 03:21 PM

Yeah, the goggles looks like Tunnel Rat. The woman with the sunglasses may be Helix but Doc is a good possibility too. It looks like she has syringes on her gauntlet.


 
 
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Posted 29 July 2019 - 06:02 PM

That's got to be female doc. Either way, I like that this exists.
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Posted 29 July 2019 - 07:18 PM

It LIVES!

https://news.hisstan...LtqXsRoECWdKrlA

 

Out on soft launch on Android in select regions.  Looks like Hasbro's going to push a "Earth Wars" type RTS game for Joe as well.  And given the amount of "synergy" these projects have seemingly had, I can't help but wonder if we're seeing a preview of the "kid centric" GI Joe line for next year, ala the revamped Galaxy of Heroes line for Star Wars.  Also seems to explain that "Overwatch" type concept art we saw last year or so.  Might have been early work on this game.

 

I'm intrigued at the range their stuff is pulling from.  I see some relatively obscure later Joe vehicles like the X-Wing Chopper, Mamba, Piranha  and Maggot; alongside those is some stuff like the DTC/Sigma Six HISS tank and the Black Dragon VTOL from Renegades.  And even the "classic" vehicles seemingly got some make over on them (the VAMP is seemingly a mix of the original and 2012 remake).  Character design also seems to be pulling from a LOT of sources as well (Love the inclusion of some Renegades on Scrap Iron's design).

 

I mean, IF, this is an indication of where Hasbro is taking the line...I really dig what I'm seeing.  And I can see these doing well at any scale in the current market, especially with solid back end support from Hasbro.

 

 

Though, given Joe fans' luck over the past 5 plus years, this will be just like the Snake Eyes mobile game and we'll see some interesting design work, but nothing will actually come of it in a broader brand perspective.

 

Looks good, if it's a sign of things to come I hope the toys are awesome. 


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Posted 29 July 2019 - 07:35 PM

Well in more fun news (for me at least).

My final grail item is done. It showed up with some fairly decent damage, and was filthy. But lots of scrubbing (in the garden tub), and careful repair work later and the Defiant has landed!

 

I feel the Defiant doesn't get the respect it should.  The Flagg gets all the attention, but the Flagg is a relatively "simple" construct, and uses the sheer SIZE of the offering to offset the lack of complexity.  It has a LOT of dead space, and what little true "play set" areas it has are really undercooked.

 

The Defiant?  Any of those pieces were as good as any given retail offering that year.  The complex mechanics and sheer volume of "play areas" gave the offering a wealth of play options, and not even, necessarily, in a space environment (put the Rolling Thunder's rockets in the gantry, and you have a serviceable missile base for either side).

 

There was a reason it cost MORE than the Flagg back in the day.  Too bad it continues to cost more than a Flagg today as well...



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Posted 29 July 2019 - 10:49 PM

Yeah. The comparison of the two is natural considering their size and prices, but I always thought it was a bit unfair. 

 

The Flagg is fantastic as a play table. If you have room for it, the dollhouse charactistic + interactivity with your other toys can't really be matched.

 

Meanwhile, the base/playset concept that began with the Joe HQ, was massively improved on by the Terrordrome and reached it's pinnacle in the Defiant. And it's that ultimate hubris that makes the Defiant so hard to get today. Lots going on, many big pieces to break and little pieces to lose all wrapped up in a 8.5 or so cubic feet of play space.


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 10:30 AM

Love my shuttles too!

 

After years of being mothballed, neither the Defiant or Crusader were operational. When Cobra started making moves into space, the Joes cannibalized parts from both shuttles to create one working vehicle.

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 04:06 PM

Everybody's toy pics are making me regret selling that batch of carded JOEs...

 

Come on, Hasbro. Do something. 6" Black / Lightning Scale. More 3 3/4". I don't care.

 

I always wanted one of those shuttles. Along with the WHALE and Firebat, they were my Joe "Holy Grails."

 

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 06:14 PM

Well, the Firebat is an easy place to start again!


 
 
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Posted 08 August 2019 - 07:38 PM

I've still got my 25th Firebat. Man that was a happy day getting that.

Still have a bunch of the early-2000s rereleases (including the mobile command center). Not sure what condition they're in. They ended up in a garage until last year due to some moves.

Pretty sure I've still got the green Moray, too.


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Posted 09 August 2019 - 10:18 AM

My only Joe related Grail is the Cobra Mamba, which I haven't gotten just because I vowed that it would be the last Joe toy I ever buy.  I've wanted that thing since like 1987.  There's even one sitting in a store 30 minutes away from me right now.


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Posted 09 August 2019 - 01:39 PM

Well, you're allowed to change your mind about it being the last you know. :D

And it is a cool helicopter. You do yourself a disservice waiting if the nearby one is priced right.

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