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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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#81 Dake

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 06:12 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Nov 15 2011, 02:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dake @ Nov 15 2011, 03:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also, that head looks really familiar - I swear I've seen customs using it, is it from a Marvel female?


QUOTE(NightViper @ Nov 15 2011, 03:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It looks pretty much the same as the 2006 Cover Girl

http://www.yojoe.com...eykrieger.shtml


It's definitely the same hair at least.


I'll be a monkey's uncle, yep that's it! I think it's the same head exactly, just made to fit the new neck balls with new painting.
 
 
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#82 Detour

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 06:31 PM

This is nice. Pretty much what I expected, con Sparta with the DTC CG's coat. Kudos for adding the belt from 25th Lady Jaye.

That being said, I really can't say a vintage-style Cover Girl is something I'd be interested in paying premium prices for.

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 15 November 2011 - 08:08 PM

Yep. Pretty sure at this point I'm going to be signing up for the Club and this Subscription thing.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 09:22 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 15 2011, 05:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That being said, I really can't say a vintage-style Cover Girl is something I'd be interested in paying premium prices for.


Same here.

'bout the only way I could get worked up would be if she was packed with a Wolverine or another such Joe tank. And since the first part of the cartoon had her as a blonde in a green jumpsuit, Hasbro technically could make that happen if they wanted to.

But by herself as a subscription figure? No thanks.

#85 Detour

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:46 AM

So, anyone still into ARAH-constructed Joes?

I just finished my custom RAH-style Cobra De A?o and I'd love to hear some feedback!

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 18 November 2011 - 02:33 PM

2012 looks like it'll be a good year for Joes. I'll definitely be picking up Storm Shadow, Sci-fi, and Airtight for sure. Will have to see more of some of the others before making a final decision on them. Oh, and I'm squarely on the fence about picking up Renegades Firefly. Can anyone who owns him give me a good reason to purchase?

#87 Detour

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:37 PM

Well, in other news, they revealed the twelfth figure, Big Boa:


The body was a no-brainer. They did a lot of new parts: head, gloves, chest straps. They even included a lot of the cancelled ROC "training" Duke's gear.
On the other hand, that cream color on the helmet isn't look very good, and the painted-on "crotchplate" isn't impressive but it would've been acceptable, had it not been for the fact that they "bled" it over the sculpted belt as well.

Personally, I'm not digging it, but that's more because I feel Boa needs a modern upgrade with some MMA added to him, than as a big Schwarzenegger-built boxer.
It's why I've been using the leaner Terra-Viper, with Rex Lewis's claws, as my modernized Big Boa.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:54 PM

Detour, what you describe sounds neat... but not Big Boa. They're not trying to reinvent the guy. He IS a big beefy bodybuilder.

This is a DAMN good update, IMO. I'm actually pretty shocked we have real gloves; I figured it would be the... well, the MMA-style gloves from POC Quick Kick. The extra headgear surprises me, as that suggests a removable helmet and yet ANOTHER new part. The helmet and colors overall do seem a bit bright... then again, I don't expect this guy to be hitting the battlefield.

#89 Detour

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:59 PM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Nov 18 2011, 02:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Detour, what you describe sounds neat... but not Big Boa. They're not trying to reinvent the guy. He IS a big beefy bodybuilder.

I know that. I'm saying why I, personally, am not interested.

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The extra headgear surprises me, as that suggests a removable helmet and yet ANOTHER new part. The helmet and colors overall do seem a bit bright... then again, I don't expect this guy to be hitting the battlefield.

No, the extra headgear is intended for his sparring partner, says so on the Club site.

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.

 


#90 Luke

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 05:59 PM

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The extra headgear surprises me, as that suggests a removable helmet and yet ANOTHER new part. The helmet and colors overall do seem a bit bright... then again, I don't expect this guy to be hitting the battlefield.
No, the extra headgear is intended for his sparring partner, says so on the Club site.

Ah, cool. I had just looked at the pic. Thanks for the clarification.

#91 Detour

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:36 PM

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QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 18 2011, 02:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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The extra headgear surprises me, as that suggests a removable helmet and yet ANOTHER new part. The helmet and colors overall do seem a bit bright... then again, I don't expect this guy to be hitting the battlefield.
No, the extra headgear is intended for his sparring partner, says so on the Club site.

Ah, cool. I had just looked at the pic. Thanks for the clarification.

Welcome to the brotherhood. I'd made the same assumption on another board before being corrected as well. icon-arcee.gif

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:51 PM

Love the new Big Boa. He's perfect, and will look great with Croc Master (the two always seemed like a pair to me due to the year they came out and their muscle bound physiques).

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 11:55 PM

So I'm trying to get some talk going in the GI Joe Club Mag discussion thread... I went through the last year's worth of mags and wrote up everything about the fantastic Adventure Team comics, dossiers, reviews, and more! If you're enjoying the Adventure Team, come talk about it! If you want to know more, come ask! If you hate the Adventure Team, you have no soulcome talk about what you DO like in the Club Mag!

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 04:11 PM

A crew member was just killed on the set of the second G. I. Joe movie.

I've read two different accounts so far, and it appears that he was in the process of taking down a set when his power lift toppled over.

Guess we'll have to wait and see what specifically went wrong here; so much stuff can go down with a power lift that it's not even funny.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 05:52 PM

Techno Viper wave is shipping now from Smalljoes. Kokomo says they will have theirs in on Monday.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 07:01 PM




#97 Detour

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:37 AM

hug, Storm Shadow's showing up already???

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.

 


#98 TSM-in-N.Y.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 07:08 AM

So now that the club has released the card art (not impressed) for the first subscription figure are we going to have to wait until all twelve are shown before the prices are released?

The longer the wait the less interested I'm becoming in signing up.

I also really resent that I have to join the more expensive membership tier to get the subscription. I haven't been a Joe Club member in I don't know how many years but I didn't need to be in a higher tier to buy FunPub's exclusives back then.

Lastly, at $20.00-$25.00USD per fig., why does it have to be two figs. per month?

The more I think about it the less likely I'm going to want to swing $50.00USD not including S&H a month for kitbashes of varying quality of characters I have little to no affinity for.

Hrmm...


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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:35 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 29 2011, 02:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hug, Storm Shadow's showing up already???

I got mine from Smalljoes... but there are already MULTIPLE reports of the wave showing up at Walmart.

#100 Detour

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:54 AM

QUOTE(MightyMegs @ Nov 29 2011, 09:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 29 2011, 02:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hug, Storm Shadow's showing up already???

I got mine from Smalljoes... but there are already MULTIPLE reports of the wave showing up at Walmart.

Odd, I'm not seeing him listed on their site...

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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