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@  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.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.


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#9721 Spark

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 02:16 PM

Nope, sticking to it.  The nearby one is basically free to me.  I have a ton of store credit.  It's kind of hilarious.


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Posted 09 August 2019 - 05:00 PM

It might not be there when you're ready for it.

 
Anyhoo - life is a crazy thing. Here I thought I'd take a break after finally getting my Defiant fixed up, and then I found a good deal on a vintage, complete (aside from blueprints) MCC. 
 
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With this, and barring anything super interesting coming out of the Snake Eyes or future movies, I'm basically done collecting Joe. I'm sure I'll grab a figure here or there, but this is pretty much it. 

 
 
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Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:14 PM

Damn that's a nice setup.


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Posted 10 August 2019 - 04:05 AM

So Chuckles is getting a movie.

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 05:22 AM


I'll believe Chuckles is getting a Movie when Chuckles gets a Movie.

ZacWilliam, let's see them pull off the easy gimmie of Snake-Eyes first.//
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Posted 10 August 2019 - 06:16 AM

Damn that's a nice setup.


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Posted 11 August 2019 - 11:05 AM

Joe toy fans, I need some help:

 

https://www.yojoe.co.../oldsnake.shtml

 

Can anyone tell me where Old Snake's accessories come from?


 

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 11:24 AM

Certainly nothing from Only Human.  Speaking of which, does anyone else get the impression that the ideas in that episode were drawing from Michael Charles Hill's pitch for G.I Joe season 3 that never came to pass?  Supposedly that pitch did call for CC to be halfway-restored and operate from the shadows.

 

In other news, the Revenge Of Cobra storyboards have shown back up, 8 years after they failed to sell at Heritage Auction

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The Sunbow and Marvel Productions script/storyboard archive, chronicling ten years of animation history: https://sunbowmarvel...e.blogspot.com/

 


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Posted 11 August 2019 - 11:33 AM

Sorry, I wasn't clear, I meant I wondered which molds the guns and stuff were from.


 

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 08:03 PM

The pistol is the standard pulse pistol that came with plenty of Cobra figures during GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

 

The backpack came with GI Joe Retaliation Lady Jaye.

 

The Energon Cubes are the casings for the rare elements from The MASS Device.


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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 12 August 2019 - 11:59 AM

I'll believe Chuckles is getting a Movie when Chuckles gets a Movie.

ZacWilliam, let's see them pull off the easy gimmie of Snake-Eyes first.//

I guarantee you that'd be a film based on the IDW Cobra comic (which was actually pretty good) from a decade back.  That was all about Chuckles learning about Cobra from the ground up, so it's already pretty decent film fodder and par for the course for Mission Impossible writers.  BUT, yeah, let's see if Snake Eyes actually A) happens and B) makes any money.


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#9732 Darth Gonzo

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 07:43 PM

Snake Eyes casting has began.

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 07:57 PM

Probably a good thing they are going for an Asian actor. We have enough white boys starring in these things. I hope that he's still an outsider that the dojo accepts, as that was one of the more interesting things about Snake Eyes.

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 08:56 PM

I'm looking forward to the Snake Eyes movie.



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Posted 14 August 2019 - 09:47 PM

Huh, either the news hasn't made the rounds or every Joe fan's head collectively exploded at the announcement...


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 14 August 2019 - 09:50 PM

I do find it hilarious Hasbro managed to figure out the right answer to "should I recast my white savior character in 2019" when said question somehow flummoxed Disney.


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 08:51 AM

Let me point out it doesn't say he's playing Snake Eyes just that he's in talks to be in the film.



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:23 AM

I'm guessing the O.G. Joe fans probably think he will be Storm Shadow when all indication is that he will play Snake Eyes.

Hence why there isn't yet an uproar.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:21 AM

I'm guessing the O.G. Joe fans probably think he will be Storm Shadow when all indication is that he will play Snake Eyes.

Hence why there isn't yet an uproar.

This.  They're all assuming he's Storm Shadow.


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 05:09 PM

I do find it hilarious Hasbro managed to figure out the right answer to "should I recast my white savior character in 2019" when said question somehow flummoxed Disney.

Wait, when does Snake-Eyes aka name:CLassified ever be a White Savior in the comics? If you're telling Snake Eyes' origin as it was in the Hama written comics, he wasn't a white savior, his arrival sets off a chain of events that basically destroys the Arashikagi clan. It's a tragedy and not at all a positive story. 

 

As for this casting, if he's playing Snake-Eyes then good luck to him. I hope he does well. I hope the film doesn't suck and the toys are great.  


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