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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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The Kaiju Thread - From Godzilla to the Pacific Rim

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#21 Shanghai

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 05:20 PM

Yeah, much prefer that design myself, stupidly passed up the die-cast one though for years, even when it was down to thirty bucks.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 05:25 PM

QUOTE(Alpha Omega Trion Supreme @ Nov 15 2011, 01:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Atragon Revoltech.

http://www.bigbadtoy...amp;mode=retail

I wonder if a Manda accessory might be included?


I would hope Manda would be a standalone figure?

I've already got the Machine Chronicles version, so I think I'm ok passing on this one.

Looks fantastic though!
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:57 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Nov 15 2011, 09:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just reviewed "Atragon".

It wasn't nearly the jingoistic bit of nationalism I remember it being when I first watched it, or how a lot of reviews make it out to be. As a matter of fact, it had a very progressive theme supporting globalization and urging old timers to let go of their grip on the long-gone Japanese Empire.

It was a very fascinating piece of political and social commentary on par with the original "Godzilla".

But MAN was it boring. And Manda doesn't do crap in the thing.

This is one of those movies that goes in and out of my amazon cart all the time. I knew Manda was a very minor part of the movie, but sometimes I don't need the kaiju because I like all the other Toho effects like in Mysterians and Battle in Outer Space. Your post isn't helping me decide. icon-fire.gif I kind of feel like I have to watch it because its a Toho flick.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:46 PM

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For Manda toy owners, I have a query:

How do they handle Manda's serpentine articulation beyond "bendy"? Does he have just, like, a million ratcheting notches comprising his whole body?

Generally, Manda figures feature no articulation. I think the most he's ever had was some of the retro designed vinyls had the legs move, but that's it.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 05:22 PM

QUOTE(Shanghai @ Nov 16 2011, 02:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Nov 15 2011, 05:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For Manda toy owners, I have a query:

How do they handle Manda's serpentine articulation beyond "bendy"? Does he have just, like, a million ratcheting notches comprising his whole body?

Generally, Manda figures feature no articulation. I think the most he's ever had was some of the retro designed vinyls had the legs move, but that's it.

Manda would make for an ideal Revoltech figure, if they were able to effectively hide the segmentation of the articulation of course. I was always curious if a Ghidorah with revoltech joints in the necks would have really worked on a visual aesthetic basis.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 12:58 AM

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QUOTE(Shanghai @ Nov 16 2011, 02:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Nov 15 2011, 05:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For Manda toy owners, I have a query:

How do they handle Manda's serpentine articulation beyond "bendy"? Does he have just, like, a million ratcheting notches comprising his whole body?

Generally, Manda figures feature no articulation. I think the most he's ever had was some of the retro designed vinyls had the legs move, but that's it.

Manda would make for an ideal Revoltech figure, if they were able to effectively hide the segmentation of the articulation of course. I was always curious if a Ghidorah with revoltech joints in the necks would have really worked on a visual aesthetic basis.

I imagine you'd either be sacrificing sculpt or articulation for Manda.

I myself wouldn't mind a massively segmented Manda, but you know how anal some fans can be. Hell, the S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla was getting crapped on by some people because the Heisei suit was so stiff and bulky that having so much articulation was inaccurate to the source material.

#27 Alpha Omega Trion Supreme

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:18 PM

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Well, "gotta have it cuz its Toho" is the only reason I own stuff like "H-Man", "War in Space", "Battle in Outer Space" and so-on, so I'm in the same boat.

However, if you're interested in a movie featuring ray-guns that turn people into matte paintings, then "Atragon" is the flick for YOU!

I gave in. I was on Amazon browsing, loaded it up, and they told me that they only had 1 left in stock which was enough to push the impulse button. Also ordered "Gorgo - Widescreen Destruction Edition" and a Sci-Fi Double Feature that has "Them" and "Beast from 20,000 Fathoms". I"m a Harryhausen nut so Beast had my interest, plus my co-worker and I were *just* talking about "Them" only a day or two ago, so that sealed the deal. I hate how Amazon suggests movies after you place something in your cart. icon-hotrod.gif

Btw, Gigan has made the 2011 Worst Toys list!

http://toysafety.org...ist_index.shtml

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Price: $22.99
Manufacturer or Distributor: Bandai
Purchased: Toys R US
Age Recommendation: ?4+?
Warnings: ?WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD ? Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.?

HAZARD: POTENTIAL FOR IMPACT AND PUNCTURE WOUND INJURIES!



W.A.T.C.H. OUT! This ?12[-inch] Classic Godzilla Figure?, referenced on the packaging as the character ?Gigan?, features rigid, pointed fins and wings, as well as sharp, dagger-like attachments on its arms. Such unforgiving, plastic protrusions present the potential for penetrating and impact injuries.


Wasn't that the "point"? icon-arcee.gif

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:24 PM

QUOTE(Alpha Omega Trion Supreme @ Nov 18 2011, 05:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
and a Sci-Fi Double Feature that has "Them" and "Beast from 20,000 Fathoms". I"m a Harryhausen nut so Beast had my interest, plus my co-worker and I were *just* talking about "Them" only a day or two ago, so that sealed the deal.


I have that set! Beast is nothing special (other than Harryhausen's usual awesome movie magic) but Them is one of my favorite monster movies. Especially at the beginning, the mood that film sets is superb.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:50 AM

Godzilla Monster-arts photo reviews are starting to pop up

http://blog.livedoor...s/51785648.html

looks cool but so tiny

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:54 AM

Yeah, rather unfortunate, since it appears to be a bit smaller than the Ultra-Act figures.

That said, not like he's Revoltech Heisei Gamera tiny, still a nice size, not too big, but not too small.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:56 AM

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10156814 still in stock as well if anyone wants

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 07:54 AM

QUOTE(Shanghai @ Nov 19 2011, 01:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, rather unfortunate, since it appears to be a bit smaller than the Ultra-Act figures.

That said, not like he's Revoltech Heisei Gamera tiny, still a nice size, not too big, but not too small.

Speaking of which, there's a product link at that Godzilla Monster Arts amazon.jp link that shows the Gamera 2 Heisei Revoltech. First I've seen pics of it. It comes with Legion bugs too.

http://www.amazon.co...2F51785648.html

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 03:02 AM

Any idea where I could get either some tiny plastic buildings or print papercraft ones for my Revoltechs to smash?
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 09:02 PM

The Gigan figure from the recent Godzilla toy line has just been named as one of the 10 most dangerous toys of 2011.

The page with the list is up, but the individual pages noting why they're deemed dangerous don't seem to be working.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 12:14 AM

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Anybody ever do this?

I was trying to get "Battle in Outer Space" out of the DVD case today, but it was stuck on teh ring really tight. I gently tried to get it out while pressing on the ring and SNAP. Disk broke clean in two.

NEVER had that happen to me before. It sucked.

Bought another set of "Icons of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection" off Amazon; which sucks, because my copies of "Mothra" and "H-Man" are fine.

BAH! At least it was only $13 bucks for another copy, but I can't believe I did that...

Never had it happen, but I'm overly careful with those things.

Some companies loved to be a pain in the ass with their discs.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:46 AM

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Anybody ever do this?

I was trying to get "Battle in Outer Space" out of the DVD case today, but it was stuck on teh ring really tight. I gently tried to get it out while pressing on the ring and SNAP. Disk broke clean in two.

NEVER had that happen to me before. It sucked.

Bought another set of "Icons of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection" off Amazon; which sucks, because my copies of "Mothra" and "H-Man" are fine.

BAH! At least it was only $13 bucks for another copy, but I can't believe I did that...

Never had it happen, but I'm overly careful with those things.

Some companies loved to be a pain in the ass with their discs.


Early copies of "Command & Conquer: The First Decade" had the two disks in the set stuffed onto a spindle big enough for six.

The only way to get either of the disks out from off that thing was to flex them, leading to a situation in which my game disk was cracking to the point that entire sectors could no longer be read.

I had to shell out another $20 to get a new copy of the game.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:53 AM

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The Gigan figure from the recent Godzilla toy line has just been named as one of the 10 most dangerous toys of 2011.

The page with the list is up, but the individual pages noting why they're deemed dangerous don't seem to be working.


Bandwidth limit exceeded. Haven't seen THAT in a while. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:17 AM



This is going to be so expensive.

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 10:59 PM

Better pic:



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That is really fracking nice. I'm not a fan of Heisei generally, but this is going to be hard to pass up.

Edited by Alpha Omega Trion Supreme, 25 November 2011 - 11:02 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2011 - 01:58 AM

The neck joints are really well hidden, if I'm seeing them correctly.

Also nice that all three seem to be in general scale with each other.



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