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@  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.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.


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#5441 Echowarrior

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 06:17 PM

My condolences. Power Rangers and Transformers have both lost a member of the family with his passing, and the world lost a fantastic VA.

 

Seriously, Lord Zedd was awesome.


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Posted 09 September 2019 - 12:12 PM

Lord Zedd was metal.

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 12:27 PM

Lord Zedd was metal.

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

 

And fleshy. :p


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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 September 2019 - 02:35 PM

 

Lord Zedd was metal.

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

 

And fleshy. :p

 

 

No.. He very much lacked flesh.



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Posted 09 September 2019 - 02:38 PM

Skin and a skull but still quite fleshy

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 04:38 AM

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 02:55 PM

....I hugging MISSED THAT!?


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 10:55 PM

So the Heroes of the Grid board game started their second round Kickstarter today, and funded in less than ten minutes.Granted the buy in for people who have already gotten the first rounds kickstarter only need to pledge 110 to 130 depending if they have already gotten the Bulk and Skull pack yet or not.

 

New to this round are the 5 Zeo Rangers with all their corresponding character, battle, and Zord cards. The Gold Ranger with a double sided character card for both Trey and Jason and the other corresponding cards. A Tommy legacy pack featuring all of Tommy's other normal Ranger forms MMPR Green and White, Red Turbo, and Black Dino Thunder, as well as an enemy evil Black Dino Thunder robot from the Ninja Steel Crossover. And lastly a Mega Goldar that plays in a similar way to the Cyclopsis figure with a multi card body to fight off. My only things against this is there is no Machine Empire characters to fight, and no new figure for the Zeo Megazord. Hopefully a Zeo enemy pack will come later.

 

And sadly no backer goals. One so they can get this out to us faster, two to avoid possible tariff fees possibly incoming that could increase the cost to ship it from China, and lastly we would have broken the goals in an instant. As of tonight the goal is funded just short of 6 times over the goal.

 



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Posted 18 September 2019 - 05:36 AM

I just wish I had people/place to play if I bought the game.



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Posted 19 September 2019 - 08:14 PM

I know the feeling. Me and my buddy are eager to play it but havent had a good time lately to do so. Even when I took it to my local board game night it was a tough sell but ended up being the first game played that night since I had it ready.

But some changes already a few days in. Jason and Trey will have separate character cards as people who sleeve their cards didnt like the idea of having to pull the card out every time they wanted to switch between the two as well as a full set of 6 black and gold dice

And in the Tommy pack. MMPR Green and White will get brand new character cards as those who bought in the first Kickstarter possibly already have two copies of those cards already. This way its not going to be just another of the same ranger all over again. Also new figure sculpts for those two and a new Megazord card with Dragonzord Fighter Mode.

No word yet but Im betting on some sort of rules to play with a Master Morpher with all Tommys Ranger forms other than White Ninja being available


Also someone had a picture up on Twitter showing SPD Shadow Ranger on Battle for the Grid fighting Goldar on the Corinth stage.

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 12:55 PM

Lightning Collection Goldar arrived yesterday. Very solid.

Kinda impressed that his face is specifically modeled after the US-footage costume. But thats the one that ended up with more screen time so I guess its allright.

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 05:05 PM

How many suit faces did Goldar end up having, anyway?

 

Not counting the MMPR: The Movie one, of course.


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Posted 20 September 2019 - 10:35 PM

Those movie costumes were atrocious.

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 02:43 PM

Hey you know how in the TV show everyone's wearing this nice spandex?

 

Yeah.

 

Screw that let's go plastic.

 

Ironbite-YEAAAAAAAAAAAH!


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Posted 21 September 2019 - 04:24 PM

I liked the movie suits.  Still do.

 

I always wanted a revisit of that styling.

 

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 05:32 PM

They wanted the suits in the movie to look less like long johns and more like armor.

 

They just didn't do it quite right, what with how uber fragile the suits were, constantly tearing up during every take.

 

Still looked better than the so-called "Metallic Armor" from MMPR Season 3 (I bet the movie suits were even supposed to be used for said upgrade before they settled on the glittered suits).


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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 21 September 2019 - 05:58 PM

and let's not forget at one point the execs wanted the MMPR Movie helmets to have open visors so the actors could "emote better" in combat. 

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 06:23 PM

Wow, that looks weird and bad.

Yeah, 'metallic armour' glitter was kinda dumb and, unsurprisingly, hardly used.

Seeing the faces of the main stars is a very movie exec (and sometimes movie star) kinda thing to do. I mean, look at the Power Ranger 2017 film. Once the get the armour on, they very quickly open the faceplates.

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 11:11 PM

Yeah, 'metallic armour' glitter was kinda dumb and, unsurprisingly, hardly used.

 
To be a little fair, they only first got the armor just a few episodes before the season was about to end, anyway, with said ending rendering all of their powers inoperable, and which were completely destroyed a couple of episodes later during MMAR. The Metallic Armor didn't really have time to see much use.
 
A blessing in disguise, basically. ;)
 

Seeing the faces of the main stars is a very movie exec (and sometimes movie star) kinda thing to do. I mean, look at the Power Ranger 2017 film. Once the get the armour on, they very quickly open the faceplates.

 
This is why I'm genuinely glad that the Judge Dredd movie starring Karl Urban allowed Urban to keep his visor on the whole time and never show Dredd's real face underneath.


Edited by Sabrblade, 22 September 2019 - 09:16 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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