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@  Liege : (19 November 2019 - 07:42 AM)

That he is.

@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  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


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#4881 Cybersnark

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 09:20 AM

I kinda want a series built around Gobta's misadventures and achievements in ignorance.

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 02:50 PM

Attack on Titan is back for season 3 part 2, here is the openning which is a strange mix of previous opennings:

 

 

Watching the first ep of the second half of season with the end just made me fall in love with the series all over again, it just has a sense of epicness that not many series can match, I think its because the human race as a whole is shown more of a underdog and their primary motivation is to simply live to see another day and reclaim what they believe to have rights to while the enemy remains faceless.


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Posted 29 April 2019 - 11:40 PM

After almost one and a half years, Maerchen Maedchen's 12-episode run is finally over.


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Posted 30 April 2019 - 11:42 AM

Shield Bro has finally been uploaded to FunimationNow, so I got through the first 4 episodes last night.  Been reading the manga since it started coming out, and always liked it, but really like how it has come out in animation.

 

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Also watched the last episode of Starblazers (Space Battleship Yamato 2202) last Saturday, and, while most of the series was fantastic, I really can't agree with the ending.

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They have already announced another season, but that is gonna be quite the way down the road.


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Posted 30 April 2019 - 02:48 PM

Whatever happened to that Vampire Hunter D series?



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Posted 05 May 2019 - 11:36 PM



 

 

Well, this is a lot to take in.

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 01:28 PM

It feels like at this point everything that's perceived to have value gets brought back in an effort to make it into a long-term IP..

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 01:35 PM

 

ICYMI an announcement from Sakura-Con: Code Geass producer Kojiro Taniguchi announced there is a 10-YEAR PLAN for new Code Geass content, and the Lelouch of the Re;surrection movie (that opens on Sunday!) is only phase 1.

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Well, this is a lot to take in.

 

 

That kind of makes me worry a bit because it feels like they just want to turn Code Geass into a cash cow. What I would like, is an actual follow up series to R2 not a movie that connected to the edited movies of the TV show with the altered story.

 

Anyway, I just watched the latest ep of Dororo 2019, it was kind of a heart warming ep, focused upon Hyakimaru and his adopted "mama" (father) plus a few other scenes of Hyakimaru's younger brother. While this series is not a grand scale as other shows, its partly a story of revenge but also what it means to be human.


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Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:46 PM

 

they just want to turn Code Geass into a cash cow

 

Yeah um, that's literally what they want.

 

The movies and OVAs have a great frontloaded revenue stream with their captive theater audience paying out the nose right away.

 

I think there will be a new TV series at some point, though. Ten years is a long time to try and sustain your franchise via movies alone ie Nanoha.

 

It feels like at this point everything that's perceived to have value gets brought back in an effort to make it into a long-term IP..

 

As I said elsewhere, the only way to avoid this now it seems is to be a fan of obscure things nobody cares for (and there are quite a lot of those) but it's kind of sad to acknowledge that pop culture is becoming this place that refuses the very concept of endings.


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Posted 07 May 2019 - 03:48 PM

That kind of makes me worry a bit because it feels like they just want to turn Code Geass into a cash cow.


Code Geass has always been a cash cow. The original show shilled Pizza Hut in its actual footage. And that's before the endless spinoffs and merchandising. The only real change in commercial exploitation here is that somebody admits they have a super long term plan now.

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 04:03 PM

It's a Sunrise Mecha series with character designs squarely aimed at Pretty Boys and Girls. This was practically Mooing away before it even launched. If anything it's amazing nothing came any sooner.



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Posted 07 May 2019 - 05:09 PM

 

That kind of makes me worry a bit because it feels like they just want to turn Code Geass into a cash cow.


Code Geass has always been a cash cow. The original show shilled Pizza Hut in its actual footage. And that's before the endless spinoffs and merchandising. The only real change in commercial exploitation here is that somebody admits they have a super long term plan now.

 

 

The best laid plans of men and mice (H2G2).


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Posted 08 May 2019 - 03:08 AM

So saw the pretty boy mecha movie tonight. Had to laugh at another nearby viewer groaning every time Shirley was mentioned or appeared alive. Cant say I blame him, as she didnt really have anything to do in this movie other than be a glaring point of this being a continuation of the films rather than the series. Overall it wasnt bad though. Liked it better than Akhito the side story that goes nowhere.

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 04:09 AM

Code Geass: Kallen of the Boobies.

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 10:01 AM


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And as a explanation/spoiler of something that happened at the end that the producer had explained to Johnny Yong Bosch when they had the LA premier with some of the Japanese production team earlier in the week:

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Still, at first I wondered why Funi only mentioned the 10-year plan just a few days ago, when they mentioned it to us when they premiered it...  Then I realized that this weekend was the official "wide" theatrical release, so it makes more sense to get the publicity at this point.


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Posted 08 May 2019 - 10:26 AM

It's a Sunrise Mecha series with character designs squarely aimed at Pretty Boys and Girls. This was practically Mooing away before it even launched. If anything it's amazing nothing came any sooner.


Bandai Namco went through some restructuring last year and Sunrise was officially named their IP creation unit, which probably at least encourages them to make this kind of announcement.

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 11:26 AM

They have been trying for quite a while now, with;

  • Buddy Complex came out with a mobile game tie-in. It was clearly meant for two seasons that were then truncated into a two-episode OVA finale that definitely had 13 episodes worth of content crammed in.
  • Kakumei Valvrave, which was basically an edgier (yes, edgier!) Geass. This show had all the promo push behind it, right up to getting a music lineup that was entirely non-Lantis (ie no in house revenue buffering) artists but was known for mecha songs.
  • Suisei no Gargantia, which had a similar situation to Buddy Complex where they planned for two seasons, only one was made, and then they sat on the second half for so long it just became a novel.

There's a lot of complex ongoing stuff with Tiger & Bunny, not least of all trying to make Doug & Kirill a thing before just relenting and getting the Tiger & Bunny team back for a new sequel project next year.

 

Love Live! appears to be on break right now, probably pending some insight into the viability of the late-night idol anime genre. We're seeing quite a bit less of it outside the realm of Otome, as more and more 2D idol ota move to mobage. But I'm pretty sure at the very least they'll give the Normal Girls project a punt at some point.

 

Compared to other studios who only really have 1-3 original long term IPs at any given time or mostly do adaptations, Sunrise has a lot of original IP in play. I mean, Satelight has Macross, Aquarion and Symphogear. Meanwhile, bones used to love it's original IPs until both Captain Earth and Concrete Revolutio failed to make an impact, so now they just do one-and-done originals for Netflix whilst halfheartedly putting out an alternate retelling of Eureka Seven in theatres, again.


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 01:30 PM

Been watching Angel Beats, its an OK series thou the ending is kind of sad other than that its nothing seriously great.


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Posted 11 May 2019 - 05:50 AM

Roommates and I watched the first episode of the new Fruit Basket.

 

People will hate me, but it loses points with me for not including this:

https://youtu.be/7c-JuHE1jMU

 

Otherwise not bad.


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Posted 11 May 2019 - 12:57 PM

Ya you arent the first to mention that subtraction from the original anime. But in the long run I think its for the best.



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