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@  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.

@  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.


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#2041 Dake

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 08:31 PM

There was literally a hole in the toy section where the Star Wars stuff used to be: Completely cleaned out.

 

 

Was there a hole from it selling or a hole from it not having been stocked - because that's what mine was. :D


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Posted 04 October 2019 - 09:18 PM

I just saw the Galaxy of Adventure figures. They look really neat!

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 09:25 PM

The Walmart I went to had a big cardboard thing set up where the Marvel 80th Anniversary stuff used to be until they clearanced it all into oblivion and left the space completely empty for the past three weeks or so.

It was also the only Star Wars stuff they had aside from some Black Series that's off in the Clearance section :p

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 09:38 PM

I don't understand how Force Friday is still a thing.  People still get THAT worked up about Star Wars toys?  

Collectors.  Largely because we are inpatient and needy.

 

I understand what Hasbro and Disney are pushing for...but at this point any weight it might have had is gone.  Consumers largely don't know or care, Store level employees have NEVER cared about launch events.  They only time I actually saw something out for Force Friday was in 2015, and my local store didn't even get a full spread of what was available (especially store exclusives).

 

I'm putting a lot of this on Disney's absurd need for secrecy.  I really don't think Hasbro would have cared to rollout the same wave a couple months ago given how few "spoilers" are actually present.



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Posted 05 October 2019 - 03:57 AM

There was literally a hole in the toy section where the Star Wars stuff used to be: Completely cleaned out.


 

 
Was there a hole from it selling or a hole from it not having been stocked - because that's what mine looked was. :D

There were two episode 9 branded plastic lightsabers in the main toy section, and in their display box a single black series stormtrooper and a couple of the new OT figures.

They were actually cleaned out.

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 05:54 AM

 

There was literally a hole in the toy section where the Star Wars stuff used to be: Completely cleaned out.

 

 

Was there a hole from it selling or a hole from it not having been stocked - because that's what mine looked was. :D

 

 

Ah the eternal question.



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Posted 05 October 2019 - 07:23 AM

Hit Target around 9am yesterday after dropping the kids at school. The hard core collectors had had an hour to get in and out. They had left:
1 Vintage Collection Poe in Xwing Uniform
1 White Box RoS Rey
1 Black Series Jawa
1 Black Series Sith Trooper
Lots of the new Galaxy figures (they look cool and cartoony and more kid friendly, but I absolutely can't start collecting another format of SW figures at this point.)
All the Funco Pop and Lego Sets and Lightsabers you could want.
I didn't see anything I really wanted.

Went to Walmart in the evening for my Bluestreak and took a look there.They had a space in the toy isle and a big SW display in the main isle. What was left:
Lots of Galaxy figures and Lightsabers
a few of the Fallen Order Black Series figures
2 Vintage Collection Zorii Bliss
2 Vintage Collction RoS Rey
2 Vintage Collection Poe in X-wing Uniform
3,000,000,000 Vintage Collection Lando in Skiff Disguise.

I bought Zorii cause she's someone new. She's ok, but I wish she reminded me a little less of Aura Singe and that shape-changer lady from Attack of the Clones.

-ZacWilliam, Lando in skiff disguise was a favorite of mine as a kid, but I wanted someone new and wow are those gonna be hanging around the store for awhile apparently...

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:30 AM

I have never seen a Skiff Lando in a store. I had to order mine for pickup.
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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:41 AM


Go to Walmart in East Windsor, Ct.

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 01:33 PM

I saw the Jabba's Palace thing at Walmart, and even though I don't buy SW toys anymore, this one gave me pause.

If it's still there in the coming weeks, I may cave and buy it for a shelf to feature all the Jabba goons that I have.

Conversely, it may also be a good time to sell off all of the Jabba goons that I have.  The package art features Ephant Mon, and it's been a hot minute since that dude was out a retail.



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Posted 05 October 2019 - 01:56 PM

Yeah, and thanks to the Barge especially, prices on those rarer Jabba palace denizens have picked back up.

 

I'll probably snag the playset myself, even if I don't currently have a spot for it and all my Jabba stuff is on the barge or skiffs.


 
 
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Posted 05 October 2019 - 02:01 PM

The Walmart I went to had a big cardboard thing set up where the Marvel 80th Anniversary stuff used to be 

 

was it just a big black cube thing? thats what mine had, and it looked pretty full of figures and some kind of lightsabers i think. i dont really care about star wars toys (hence my never posting in this thread) so i didnt pay attention. the one in my store had it with the halloween stuff though

 

I have never seen a Skiff Lando in a store. I had to order mine for pickup.

 

i saw a ton of em here


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 04:57 PM

Went to see what Target had the day after. They split everything between an endcap, the regular Star Wars toys section, and a promotional island near the front of the store (which is where most of the stuff was). Predictably the 3.75" stuff was cleaned out save for a single Poe (and the old Snoke and Reys), 6" had a lot of Reys and Jawas but also a few of the video game guys and a Stormtrooper, and seemingly nobody's interested in the new 5" stuff. Which is kind of a shame since they do look rather nice, and that Droid 3-Pack is tempting as hell.



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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:04 PM

Yeah - went into a Wal-mart and saw dozens of Landos too (not a ton else). I guess they were sitting on them.


 
 
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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:17 PM

The Walmart Zac mentioned is my old local store. The one near the new place doesn't even have a section for Star Wars, and had nothing out Friday morning.
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Posted 05 October 2019 - 09:40 PM

Walmart in Hadley never put up a display, but they tend to be terrible with action figures. The Target across the street was cleaned out of everything except for the Galaxy of Adventures line and some Funkos.

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 01:13 AM

Yeah, sorry, that was mostly me. I was first in line at opening, and they literally had one case of Vintage and three of each Black Series. It all went instantly.
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Posted 06 October 2019 - 06:50 AM

I wasn't looking to buy anything, just to peruse, as I tend to do with Star Wars. :)

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 02:04 PM

I went to two Walmarts and a Target Saturday.  Everything that interested me was pretty well cleaned out.  I was hoping to find a Vintage Collection Knight of Ren, but I found a whole lot of Undercover Landos.  So many Landos.  I bought one and a Pilot Luke.



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Posted 11 October 2019 - 09:49 PM

Found the Black Series Mandalorian at the grocery store and couldn't help myself.

I don't really buy SW toys anymore, but I guess I have a soft spot for EU and Mandos.

...also I'm feeling pretty hyped about the Disney+ series.

 

I saw the video game guy, too, but meh.





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