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@  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".

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

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.


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#1 Paladin

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 07:49 AM

A replacement for the now apparently purged collectibles thread. icon-ironhide.gif


Starting things off with the unveiling of a somewhat-unexpected new SH Figuarts reveal:


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Posted 14 November 2011 - 08:42 AM

I only wanted Vegeta..but I can't say no to Future Trunks!

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 10:09 PM

Looks like Trunks gets a normal head. Why the hell doesn't Vegeta @[email protected]




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Posted 20 November 2011 - 05:32 PM

So, when can I order Trunks from Amazon?

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 06:05 PM

So, anyone with tales of buying toys from YesAsia.com to tell? They claim to have something I want, but it's marked as "usually ships within 30 days" and I'm wondering how likely it is to actually happen, or if I'm gonna end up blowing a month or more before they decide they don't have any afterall.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 07:48 PM

QUOTE(ExVee @ Nov 21 2011, 07:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

So, anyone with tales of buying toys from YesAsia.com to tell? They claim to have something I want, but it's marked as "usually ships within 30 days" and I'm wondering how likely it is to actually happen, or if I'm gonna end up blowing a month or more before they decide they don't have any afterall.





They will have stuff up that they don't have in stock. it will sometimes take a few days to a few weeks for them to inform you they don't have them in stock. happened to me when I bought some figmas. and yeah it takes them aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg
gggggggges to ship. Bought stuff in late April got shipped early June.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 07:51 PM

I guess that's going to be a move of last resort then.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 07:54 PM

I think the long ass shipping is due to you order it with them then they rush off to their Japanese whole saler and see if they can still obtain it. I don't think they have a warehouse full of products like other stores. couldn't hurt to email them asking if the item is in stock/Obtainable by them

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 02:53 AM

Dangit. Didn't realized the old thread was "purged" as well, or else I would've "claimed" that one too icon-waspy.gif.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 10:21 AM

Weird Question!
but does anyone here own any of the Get Ride! Amdriver toys from around '04 ? basically the male version of Shinki's icon-waspy.gif trying to track them down (only place that lists them is ToysnJoys....hahahaaha NO) or just hear some feedback on them

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 12:06 PM

Received my Audrey Burne from Plamoya. It's a fairly nice figure, including two Haros (one ears open, one ears closed) and two stands so you can have him genki bouncing or sitting on the ground. However, the real reason I'm posting is I hadn't heard of the site before so I wanted to pass on some feedback. Although I don't quite agree with their pricing policy (rare items like Audrey are often double price solely because customer's have so few other options) and the shipping was a bit slow (took a week before the thing finally moved) they are a legitimate site and I'd reccomend them to anyone looking for rarer stuff that like me finds all their usual sources to be dead ends.

#12 Paladin

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:08 AM

Another version of D-Arts Zero in the works?


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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:41 AM

Finally, the version that everyone actually wants!
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 03:46 AM

Hey there..



credit to http://blog.yahoo.com/cybergundam/articles/207441/index

EDIT:

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Edited by Goblez, 24 November 2011 - 04:42 AM.


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 04:57 AM



Bigger Cecilia!

PM me if you're bored!


#16 DeadPigmon

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 05:01 AM

She looks great,

now if they do Charlotte then Laura I will be happy

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 05:12 AM



Oh wow, even Imouto!

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 05:18 AM

Yay some Sacred Seven love



also painted pictures of Zero





another Cecilia pic


and I think some people here collect these


Edited by Goblez, 24 November 2011 - 05:37 AM.


#19 Paladin

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 09:04 AM

New versions of Tiger & Bunny with open faces.


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 09:08 AM

Man Bandai is going to milk Tiger & Bunny for a long time aren't they




Edited by Goblez, 24 November 2011 - 09:13 AM.




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