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@  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.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".


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#101 MightyMegs

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 03:36 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 29 2011, 11:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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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...

I guess they pulled them off after they sold out. BBTS just got their shipment in too...

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:31 PM

The Sky Striker is half price on Amazon for anyone interested.
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And Liege, you're words really have had an effect on me. It made me relise I've shouldn't care about what others think of me, I should only care about what I think of myself.

Liege is a small dude with a lot of wisdom.

Well one of those descriptive words is accurate I suppose!

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:46 PM

QUOTE(Liege @ Dec 1 2011, 08:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Sky Striker is half price on Amazon for anyone interested.


Wow - I was excited until I saw it was "half off" their ten dollar higher than retail price. It's 34.99 at Target and Walmart regular price. TRU even has it for 39.99. Where did they come up with 44 dollars?

I mean yeah - it's still a good price and all, but a little misleading.
 
 
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 06:43 AM

Looks like FunPub spared no expense finding an artist to do the card art for those sub figs.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 07:39 AM

Yeah, they pretty much range from "okay" to "you paid money for this?" with a not-insignificant amount appearing to be essentially tracing over existing art. I've been comparing some of the artwork to something from a dollar store generic superhero coloring book.

The worst part is seeing how many people are basically going "so? I don't collect MOC". So what? You're paying above retail for packaged figures, and that means the package should look at least as good as retail regardless of whether you're part of the MOC segment. These don't, pure and simple.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 11:33 AM

They are some weird mixes too. Jinx's looks like they 'shopped someone's face into it compared to some of the other more [bad] cartoony faces of the other figures. Watch, we're going to find out they were all done by Larry Hama - on the backs of cocktail napkins. icon-fire.gif
 
 
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#107 Detour

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 04:13 PM

Dake, that's because they did. They basically shooped a different head onto the cancelled City Strike Scarlett's card art:
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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.

 


#108 strangefour

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 10:43 PM

Gah. That's some weird box art samples. Did they just get people who've never drawn Joe art before? Seems like coloring was trying to make up for wonky line art in most cases. But over did it and resulted in faces straight out of Elder Scrolls 4.

Unrelated, I hugging hate O rings. Also hope hot glue holds some torsos back together.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 08:34 PM

SciFi/Lifeline wave up for pre-order... with free shipping HasbroToyShop

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 07:16 AM

Seeing the latest wave (Scarlett, Tunnel Rat, etc) in person, I'm not too impressed with any of them.

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#111 MightyMegs

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 09:39 AM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Dec 7 2011, 07:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Seeing the latest wave (Scarlett, Tunnel Rat, etc) in person, I'm not too impressed with any of them.

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Then you must not have seen Storm Shadow and Techno Viper...

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 09:51 AM

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SciFi/Lifeline wave up for pre-order... with free shipping HasbroToyShop


Agh, I want almost that whole wave, and really badly too, but I can't swing buying a whole case this close to Xmas. icon-waspy.gif


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Posted 07 December 2011 - 12:21 PM

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SciFi/Lifeline wave up for pre-order... with free shipping HasbroToyShop


Agh, I want almost that whole wave, and really badly too, but I can't swing buying a whole case this close to Xmas. icon-waspy.gif


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Well, BBTS has just the new figs for thirty bucks less total. icon-fire.gif At least then you don't have to worry about unloading the duplicates.
 
 
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#114 Powered Convoy

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 12:31 PM

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Seeing the latest wave (Scarlett, Tunnel Rat, etc) in person, I'm not too impressed with any of them.

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Then you must not have seen Storm Shadow and Techno Viper...

I bought a Techno Viper for myself so I will wait to open him first before I make a judgment on him.

Storm Shadow is really nice with the options, so I can see why people like him.

I guess it's really the Renegades figures I'm not that impressed with for one reason or another.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 12:41 PM

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I guess it's really the Renegades figures I'm not that impressed with for one reason or another.

Randy

After the super realistic figures we've seen from PoC, the Renegades figs do seem toned down. That being said, I still think they're neat in their own right.
 
 
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Posted 07 December 2011 - 03:39 PM

Anyone remembers the Jurassic Park repaints of Joe figures that were revealed last year or the year before but nothing came out of it?

I just picked up the soldier with Resolute Roadblock's body, Resolute Duke's head and face and bicep tattoos on ebay yesterday. icon-hotrod.gif

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 07 December 2011 - 04:28 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 7 2011, 02:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anyone remembers the Jurassic Park repaints of Joe figures that were revealed last year or the year before but nothing came out of it?

I just picked up the soldier with Resolute Roadblock's body, Resolute Duke's head and face and bicep tattoos on ebay yesterday. icon-hotrod.gif


Yeah - I saw he's floating around for 15 bucks shipped now. Down quite a bit from the hundreds of dollars some chumps paid. I caved too and bought one. I'm not sure I need another Roadblock body, but the tats look pretty cool.

Edited by Dake, 07 December 2011 - 04:30 PM.

 
 
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#118 Sciflyer

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 04:29 PM

Haven't found a Storm Shadow yet. I saw his entire wave in stock at Wal Mart yesterday and was pleasantly surprised. How many Storm Shadows are being shipped per case in this wave?

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 04:31 PM

QUOTE(Sciflyer @ Dec 7 2011, 03:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Haven't found a Storm Shadow yet. I saw his entire wave in stock at Wal Mart yesterday and was pleasantly surprised. How many Storm Shadows are being shipped per case in this wave?


Based on BBTS it looks like he's one per (and sadly doesn't seem to be part of the revision case with the next wave of figures).

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#120 SwiftEagle

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:59 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Dec 7 2011, 04:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 7 2011, 02:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anyone remembers the Jurassic Park repaints of Joe figures that were revealed last year or the year before but nothing came out of it?

I just picked up the soldier with Resolute Roadblock's body, Resolute Duke's head and face and bicep tattoos on ebay yesterday. icon-hotrod.gif


Yeah - I saw he's floating around for 15 bucks shipped now. Down quite a bit from the hundreds of dollars some chumps paid. I caved too and bought one. I'm not sure I need another Roadblock body, but the tats look pretty cool.


That's awfully tempting. Is this on eBay? I'm only seeing them around $30 at the moment.
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