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@  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.

@  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?


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#4961 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 10:29 AM

Super Minipla kits of Astro Megazord and Silver Ranger's zord in Jan. Apparently both together for 3200 yen.


But it says 6912 yen here.

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 10:39 AM

They look nice enough... but not 60 dollars nice..



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Posted 02 October 2018 - 11:05 AM

Super Minipla kits of Astro Megazord and Silver Ranger's zord in Jan. Apparently both together for 3200 yen.

But it says 6912 yen here.

"Apparently". Meaning I'm highlighting I'm going off the best info available.

Next time I won't bother...

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 10:35 PM

Super Minipla kits of Astro Megazord and Silver Ranger's zord in Jan. Apparently both together for 3200 yen.

 

Zhane had the Mega Winger, not the Delta Megazord.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#4965 Glenn

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 08:04 AM

Let's not pile up on HellCat.. he was trying to bring us good news.



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Posted 03 October 2018 - 09:29 AM

Let's not pile up on HellCat.. he was trying to bring us good news.


^ This

I'm happy for a new kit to look forward to, and the good memories of PRiS that it brought up. All the little nitpicky stuff doesn't matter one bit. So thank you, HellCat :)

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 08:33 AM

So I watched the Power Rangers movie again a few days ago.  I think the more I watch it the more I enjoy it.  I'm still not a big fan of the individual zord design and upset we did'nt get to see the actual Megazord formation, but its a fun flick when you just ignore everything Power Rangers that we already know.  Its on Hulu, I think it was an extended version, there was a scene where Jason's dad and him are in the garage talking about fixing up the truck he crashed.  I don't remember seeing that before.  

 

Are we still waiting on word from Hasbro now on if they continue this movie or reboot again?  Did they show off anything at NYCC?  I just scrolled through ToyArk and did'nt see much.  



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Posted 07 October 2018 - 09:47 AM

The movie did a good job of trying to do Power Rangers for an older audience but I think that's the biggest problem. The movie is marketed as Power Rangers. Costumes, weapons, zords. But it's very much an origin story with the surprisingly bleak teen drama at the centre. Bandai weren't selling a toy of Kim's phone with naked pictures on it.

 

I applaud them for what they tried but I can imagine so many bored and bewildered kids watching this.



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Posted 07 October 2018 - 11:19 AM

Its on Hulu, I think it was an extended version, there was a scene where Jason's dad and him are in the garage talking about fixing up the truck he crashed.  I don't remember seeing that before. 

I feel like I vaguely recall seeing that scene in the movie, but it's been a while since I saw it last. I definitely remember seeing part of that scene in the trailers, though.

 

The movie did a good job of trying to do Power Rangers for an older audience but I think that's the biggest problem. The movie is marketed as Power Rangers. Costumes, weapons, zords. But it's very much an origin story with the surprisingly bleak teen drama at the centre. Bandai weren't selling a toy of Kim's phone with naked pictures on it.

 

I applaud them for what they tried but I can imagine so many bored and bewildered kids watching this.

I wouldn't quite call it Power Rangers for an "older" audience, specifically, but more for a broader audience. Young and old audiences of kids, teens, and adults. I do agree about the bleakness, though, as it seems like they were trying to go more for a DCEU-style influence over an MCU-style influence since they know how cheesy and ridiculous Power Rangers already is at its core and, like what was done for the 2007 Transformers movie, they needed to really shake things up to show audiences how Power Rangers could work as a serious feature film and not be written off as just some silly children's property. After all, given both the history of the series and the state that Power Rangers is in both right now and when the movie was in development, the movie was always going to be fighting an uphill battle in order to try and impress audiences over the age of 9.

 

It may not be the movie that Power Rangers deserved, but it is the one that was needed, as like the 2007 Transformers movie, what was needed was not a "Power Rangers movie" but a "movie movie" first. But now that we got that out of the way, the second can definitely be more of a Power Rangers movie. :)


Edited by Sabrblade, 11 October 2018 - 11:47 PM.

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 10:10 PM

^ Thinking even more about what I just said, it's also similar to how Batman had to prove itself to the public that it too could work as a serious movie movie, which it had to do twice with first the '89 Tim Burton movie and again with Batman Begins thanks to both the Adam West TV series and Batman & Robin making the franchise look silly and ridiculous in the public's eye each time.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 11:52 AM

Pretty cool. Don't know the context but, pretty cool.


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1 minute of (minimal) lights, (steady) camera and...  ACTION FIGURES! (mostly Transformers) - Episode 031: Combiners and chest envy 

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 02:34 PM

Just sad we didn't get a Rita line. "MAKE MY BISON GROW!" :D

 

Really nothing to do with Shattered Grid but Legacy Wars has the same cross Ranger series aspect. And being a fighting game haveing a crossover with SF is pretty fun. Also love Ryu's Ranger form. Mix of his Colors with a Green Ranger like suit. Though Animal choice wasn't one I'd attribute to Ryu as much.

 

Interesting note however. Is that the first PR material to have the Allspark Studios logo on it?



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Posted 10 October 2018 - 03:13 AM

 

Well, that happened.

 

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:01 AM

Is Ryu a white guy?


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 08:37 AM

Not too keen on rangers shooting energy blasts (save for the MMPR Green Ranger since he did do that once), but not bad.

 

Though, it would have been a neat tie-in to "Dimensions in Danger" if it had been Lord Drayvon instead of Rita who was said to have supplied M. Bison with the evil ranger army, allowing this to take place before that episode and as a lead-in to it, and enabling them to not have to explain how and why Rita is back to being evil in a post-In Space (and even post-Mystic Force) setting.


Edited by Sabrblade, 10 October 2018 - 08:37 AM.

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 09:35 AM

JDF's acting ability gets worse every time he get's on a screen LOL.



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Posted 11 October 2018 - 04:00 PM

Finally got around to reading MMPR#31. Didb't really like it all that much honestly. I felt it relied a little too much on the reader's knowledge of the shows these characters come from. Didn't help that the new artist left alot to be desired. Alot.

Who else is on Promethea? Is it just various displaced Powerless Rangers? Employees from Grace's foundation? Civilians? Issue did a poor job specifying the stakes beyon " our people".

Some kind of character intro page or clunky exposition would do wonders.

"Noise Ranger"(?) Is pretty cool tho.

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 07:50 PM

So, taking bets on whether the silver Beast Morphers ranger will still be a robot?

(DISCLAIMER: that was an expression; I am NOT encouraging gambling)


Edited by RichardT1977, 11 October 2018 - 07:51 PM.


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 08:41 PM

Not too keen on rangers shooting energy blasts (save for the MMPR Green Ranger since he did do that once), but not bad.

 

Though, it would have been a neat tie-in to "Dimensions in Danger" if it had been Lord Drayvon instead of Rita who was said to have supplied M. Bison with the evil ranger army, allowing this to take place before that episode and as a lead-in to it, and enabling them to not have to explain how and why Rita is back to being evil in a post-In Space (and even post-Mystic Force) setting.

 

I haven't played the game this is promoting, but might the story there explain why Rita?

 

Other thoughts from reading up the thread:

 

1) I want a Ryu Ranger figure.

 

2) I see they found use for that Bat in the Sky Green Ranger outfit. Glad they acknowledged it here.

 

3) Is this in-continuity with anything besides the game? Or to put it another way, is the game in-continuity with the show and/or comics?

 

4) Why no Chun Li Ranger? I mean, why even have her there if not?

 

5) Neat new Astro Megazord and Delta Megazord stuff. Seeing the Astro Megaship again makes me miss the Deluxe one I had (non-transforming, had launch compartments for the shuttle, Mega Tank, Galaxy Glider, and a bridge for a mini-Red Ranger figure).

 

6) Ninjor's new voice surprised me, but I kind of prefer it. Not that I mind a silly voice, necessarily, but Dudley Do Right is a bit much for me.

 

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 11:27 PM

One more thing I forgot to say about the video. Not a complaint, just an observation.

 

It is just surreal to hear a Power Ranger (even if this was an evil duplicate) say the word "die" when it is very rare for that word to be used on the show at all.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.



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