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@  Ashley : (22 November 2019 - 02:12 AM)

what manufacturer is that? I'm trying to find a US source

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 November 2019 - 10:22 PM)

https://www.smythstoys.com/uk/en-gb/toys/action-figures-and-playsets/other-action-figures-and-playsets/alien-queen/p/185041

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 November 2019 - 10:22 PM)

I've already found the best toy of 2020: a foot tall, fully articulated (20 points) Alien Queen for a fraction of what Neca or anyone else would charge

@  Telly : (21 November 2019 - 09:46 PM)

no minerva toys until i get my devcon :p

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 November 2019 - 08:28 PM)

Paladin keeps saying this every time they reveal another toy of an early character, including the first Earthrise reveals even though that had Micromasters.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2019 - 03:20 PM)

I'll concede the Titan Masters, but Magnus Prime is an existing mold, Liokaiser is a set of repaints, and Metalhawk is a repaint and prominently featured in IDW.

@  Cyoti : (21 November 2019 - 12:14 PM)

And Ginrai aka "Magnus Prime, Metalhawk, "Liokaiser", etc. The real characters that Warden actually doesn't know about are the late EuroUK characters like the Turbomasters/Predators

@  Sabrblade : (21 November 2019 - 11:06 AM)

Warden and Friends did give us a Lione (Sawback) and a Shuffler

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2019 - 07:26 AM)

Or prominently featured in IDW, or an easy repaint of an existing toy.

@  Paladin : (21 November 2019 - 07:12 AM)

was she in the first 3 seasons of the cartoon? If not then she's on no one's list because they don't think she exists.

@  Cyoti : (20 November 2019 - 11:23 PM)

It's probably stuck on the low priority end of Warden's to-do list.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 November 2019 - 10:45 PM)

Because the only full-body Nightbeat was that Bumblebee with a new head one.

@  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.


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#1 Maximus Ambus

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:33 AM



Where can a series go after becoming a parody of itself? EVEN LOWER!

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:51 AM

That was a terrible trailer. I don't like seeing them as old guys either. icon-screamer.gif

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 02:38 AM

QUOTE(BlitzwingHaz @ Jul 26 2012, 01:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That was a terrible trailer. I don't like seeing them as old guys either. icon-screamer.gif


The only one I'm really bothered by is Rimmer, since it doesn't really make much sense to have an aging hologram. However, Lister has really just got a bit fat and weathered looking, which given that he's a disgusting, lazy slob, works for me. The Cat's more or less the same thanks to his actor having kept in better shape over the years, and Kryten is wearing a mask which covers most of the most notable signs of aging on him.

Really, I'm still hopeful for the series, and it can't be any worse than the last full series, and dispute it's quite prominant faults Back to Earth wasn't, but I think the problem really is that it's forgotten what its supposed to be making jokes at, and needs to start parodying more modern Sci Fi. The cast are still great comedic actors, they really just need at least good, more original, material to work with.

That really was a bad trailer though.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 04:53 PM

QUOTE(Total Biscuit @ Jul 26 2012, 03:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The only one I'm really bothered by is Rimmer, since it doesn't really make much sense to have an aging hologram.


Rimmer wondered the exact same thing in Series 6 whan he met his future self. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 05:07 PM

I was reading about this on another forum and someone came up with a possible explanation for Rimmer aging: Rimmer was originally restored as a hologram as a companion for Lister, to keep him sane, it's possible that his he is programmed to age along with Lister.

Looking forward to the new series, hoping it will be good.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 05:25 PM

I always figured that myself for rimmer. I mean, they "technically" hate each other... so seeing the guy you hate never age, get fat, bald... that's a major kick in the teeth. And its the kind that sneaks up on you too. You just look in the mirror one day: see a fat bastard glaring back, then you look at your room mate: still 25, fit, good skin and teeth.

Like most things, this has potential. Being a mad red dwarf fan, I will watch it regardless. I got enough time to finish my current run through anyway. Second half of series 4, here I come.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 07:10 PM

QUOTE(Dave Zero1 @ Jul 26 2012, 04:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Total Biscuit @ Jul 26 2012, 03:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The only one I'm really bothered by is Rimmer, since it doesn't really make much sense to have an aging hologram.


Rimmer wondered the exact same thing in Series 6 whan he met his future self. icon-fire.gif


Yeah, you're right, how'd I forget that? I could probably quote half that episode now that I think about it infact.

Damnit, I really need to rewatch the old series again. Sadly it's one of only a handful of pieces of fiction I like that my fianc?e doesn't, and finding enough time alone to watch more than an episode or two a week just isn't going to happen, especially when it has a small mountain of games to compete with.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:14 AM

Will this at least be building to some kind of conclusion? After the massive cliffhanger the last series ended on and the constant failed attempts to budget a movie, I'd really welcome there actually being an end point to the story. Especially after the last two BBC series weren't their greatest stuff.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:38 AM

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Will this at least be building to some kind of conclusion? After the massive cliffhanger the last series ended on and the constant failed attempts to budget a movie, I'd really welcome there actually being an end point to the story. Especially after the last two BBC series weren't their greatest stuff.

They die, alone and in space, millions of years from earth. This was a foregone conclusion when everyone decided that it was more important to stay awake during the trip than actually seeing the end of the journey.

The point of the show isn't making it to the end, its seeing how they cope during an unending voyage.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:08 AM

Not if the scripts don't hold up it ain't.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:38 AM

Yeah, but thats a given for any show, regardless of gendre.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:57 AM

QUOTE(wonko the sane? @ Jul 27 2012, 08:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(HellCat @ Jul 27 2012, 09:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Will this at least be building to some kind of conclusion? After the massive cliffhanger the last series ended on and the constant failed attempts to budget a movie, I'd really welcome there actually being an end point to the story. Especially after the last two BBC series weren't their greatest stuff.

They die, alone and in space, millions of years from earth. This was a foregone conclusion when everyone decided that it was more important to stay awake during the trip than actually seeing the end of the journey.

The point of the show isn't making it to the end, its seeing how they cope during an unending voyage.


I kind of hope it ends with a bit of a mix of the Better than Life and Last Human novels.

They find Earth; light years away from where it should be, only to learn humanity turned it into a giant rubbish dump, covering it in trash until an eruption of garbage gas farted it out of orbit.

Bring back Kachanski, make Lister king of the giant Cockroaches, let Rimmer properly go out as a hero, and let the journey end on a hopeful but slightly bittersweet note. I'd even be happy to get 'not quite Ace' Rimmer junior in it.

I really want to catch up with the other Cats before the show ends though.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:01 AM

I always figured the three million years thing was false data from faulty systems.
They found derelicts of ships and other facilities on planets proving time had passed but Kryten and postal pods should have shut down long ago.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:53 PM

I wouldn't be too worried. I was lucky enough to be at the filming for one of the eps, and it was brilliant, definitely felt a lot like series 3/4 in vibe. I don't think that trailer does it justice at all.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:57 PM

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I always figured the three million years thing was false data from faulty systems.

That was my pet theory for years, pleased to see someone else had the same thoughts. icon-hotrod.gif
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 07:33 PM

QUOTE(Anonymous X @ Jul 28 2012, 05:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Ricky Spanish @ Jul 27 2012, 04:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I always figured the three million years thing was false data from faulty systems.

That was my pet theory for years, pleased to see someone else had the same thoughts. icon-hotrod.gif


They do make constant mention of Holly's senility throughout the series. Why can't the time estimate be part of that?

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:54 PM

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I always figured the three million years thing was false data from faulty systems.
They found derelicts of ships and other facilities on planets proving time had passed but Kryten and postal pods should have shut down long ago.



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Posted 29 July 2012 - 03:29 AM

Pro three million years:
- the Cat's species evolved
- the radiation had a half life of three million years
- they do refer to being three million years in deep space.
- I suppose stasis could also be used for storage to keep food and chemicals fresh

Against three million years
- Kryten was built in the twenty fourth century and mentions being online for thousands of years on the Nova 5 thinking he was serving human women.
- three million years in deep space they find other ships from earth in less then two, though they did possess superior FTL technology.
- the holoship
- the humans the psirens killed (there's no logic to them making that up).
- supplies on wrecks and derelicts.


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Posted 29 July 2012 - 03:41 AM

That's the thing, Red Dwarf itself seems to be 3 million years old, but everything they encounter definitely appears much younger.

I think there's two ways of reconciling the contradiction, either weird space stuff was encountered during the trip that sent them back in time, not an unreasonable possibility given how much they stumble upon after turning around and heading for home.

Or, it's a side effect of breaking the speed of light in a thoroughly impossible manner. They certainly were experiencing weird time anomalies while at FTL after all.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:15 AM

Or the red dwarf is just hitting the leading edge of the last human colonization and exploration wave before the species died out. That would be hundreds of thousands, to millions of years in the future (Relative to the initial launching of the dwarf.) anyway.
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