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@  Bass X0 : (20 November 2019 - 04:14 PM)

Why has there been no new Minerva toys? I’m surprised at Takara. The Titan Master head doesn’t count.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

On my shelf I have Ginrai donning the Star Convoy armor.

@  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).


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#5001 Patch

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 05:32 PM

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Sony is merging Funimation and Aniplex to create a joint anime streaming business.



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Posted 24 September 2019 - 06:42 PM

Funiplex?

Ani...mation no, that doesn't work.



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Posted 24 September 2019 - 08:19 PM

Hey if it brings back Fullmetal Alchemist back to Funimation I'm all for it.



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Posted 24 September 2019 - 08:54 PM

It isn't quite a "merger", more of Sony having Funi be the main streamer and affiliating with the streaming services Sony owns in other areas.  At least for F/GO, they have a 30 days exclusivity for the streaming, and 1 year for whenever the dub comes out. 


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Posted 25 September 2019 - 07:31 PM

Currently watching Kaze no Stigma, not a bad series, so far, not great either, I just end up laughing a lot as one of the main characters, he acts all cool and stuff, yet he has his own priorties and a few times leaves the main female character to be the bait, thou she rather inmuture and short tempered which makes her much of the butt of comedy in the series thou it tries to be serious, I just can't help but laugh, in one ep, she keeps falling for various pranks while the main male character, keeps avoiding them and keeping his cool.


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Posted 06 October 2019 - 05:05 PM

Write up of Shoji Kawamori's talk in London.

https://animesuperhe...t-the-barbican/

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 07:31 PM

Playing a bit of catch up with Boruto today, I kind of stopped watching for a while, simply because the show was begining to bore me, its filler stuff is just plain bad and painfully obvious they don't know what to do. The ep I just watched was Team 25, a stand alone ep, honestly, it was a breath of fresh air, focusing on a team that not been doing to well with their careers as ninjas.

 

A few days ago, I rewatched Astra: Lost in space, start to finish and its a good series, I think about the best I seen in quite a while. With the latest season, so far, there hasn't really been much of interst to me, thou I think the latest Fate series seems pretty promising.


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Posted 06 October 2019 - 10:14 PM

And the award for best use of the Imperial March goes to Oresuki.


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Posted 07 October 2019 - 01:43 AM

Something came to mind from reading these pieces. With live events becoming a bigger part of anime experience, is there much of a push to getting those translated? Might be strange to miss out on these things despite how often anime itself gets licensed and released outside Japan.

Maybe this is just another form of anime promoting something that doesn't get officially released outside Japan, like some video game adaptations.

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 11:04 AM

Usually events are mostly just the seiyuu being seiyuu and performances of character songs. However, that is something I'd like to see personally.

 

There's lots of stuff that doesn't get translated. Like when the JP BDs come with extra side-novels (or even just like a few story cards), or the Egao no Daika side-story manga, which is now 18 chapters in.

 

I personally wish Funi and Sentai would translate the events that do get released on BD but I bet most wouldn't feel the same way. Insert or character songs specifically might have prohibitive licensing fees.


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 04:33 PM

Watching Ascendance of a Bookworm, its a light hearted series, basic story is, woman dies and she has a love of books, before she dies, she wishes to be reborn in a world full of books but things don't go to plan and she reborn into a poor family, in a more primative world and while she cannot have her beloved books or newspapers as its very expensive, she sets out to make her own but so far, she not having much luck, aside from learning to read and write in the langauge of the world and in that world she is inventing stuff, such as pancakes, all in one shampoo, bare in mind, the character is a child who is about 4 or 5. If you want a chill out anime, I recomend this one just to relax to and not take to seriously


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Posted 17 October 2019 - 12:08 AM

I don't think I've watched an anime that is as painfully subpar in all aspects, including technical ones, as Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle in a long time.

I was so looking forward to it as well.


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Posted 19 October 2019 - 10:28 PM



The Softbank light novels event announced an anime for Kino's Journey But Featuring A Witch.

And the Slimes Genocide isekai.

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 01:49 AM

They also announced an anime for Last Dungeon Boonies kid, though I think we've known about that for a while.


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Posted 20 October 2019 - 07:45 AM

Just watched the latest ep of One piece, its an adaption of Oda's prototype for One piece, Romance Dawn, Luffy's goal in it is majorly different to the Luffy we come to know and love, he wants to be a Peacemaker pirate. Its a entertaining ep with lovely animation that stands above much of what been seen resently in One piece


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Posted 23 October 2019 - 12:08 AM

So apparently Fathom is going to run a event on December 5th for Gundam's 40th anniversery - remastered Char's Counterattack in theaters, subtitled.  I am seriously tempted...



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Posted 23 October 2019 - 10:24 AM

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 05:56 PM

Saw One Piece: Stampede, the new theatrical film to mark the 20th anniversary. The plot wasn't anything special and the villain was powerful but bland and uninteresting. There was sort of a McGuffin plot item that you know exactly what is going to happen to it as soon as it shows up, which made all the fuss over it lack any stakes. What the movie did well, however, was bring together a lot of familiar faces, some from recent arcs and some not seen in a long time, and it was a blast to see them fight and interact. There were also some pretty hilarious moments and great gags sprinkled throughout the flick.

 

So overall good, one of the better One Piece films I've seen actually, but by no means great. I had a fun time but I'm not sure I'd go out of my way to watch it a second time.



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Posted 26 October 2019 - 04:44 PM

Just been watching SAO III latest ep, honestly, I quite enjoyed it, it really felt like they put the critical missing piece of the story into place, at last, I wasn't exactly impressed with the first half of the Alicization story, mainly because it kind of dragged on out in places, so far with its second half, it feels like they finally hit their peek point and running with it.


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Posted 28 October 2019 - 12:50 AM

Late to the party but I finished Kimetsu no Yaiba last week. I only got into it after I saw the pig guy (my profile name is Fero Mc-PIG-letron so it caught my interested).

Thought it'd be too depressing from the description but I watched anyway, waiting for 10 eps before Inosuke appeared. Aaaaand of course Zenitsu is the other funny character too.

Anyway, after the season, I went crazy and read the whole dang manga. Now I'm spoiled. Durn.

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