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@  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

@  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.


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#21 Buster Darkwings

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 08:41 PM

 

If i remember correctly the UMD copy of the Movie is exclusive to the UK and i think that it may be region locked to UK PSP systems. Both of the versions on the market cost virtually nothing on ebay as the UMD format bombed big time.

 

Yeah, I see there's some that weren't too expensive on eBay, although it's kinda difficult to get eBay stuff in Japan since I don't think my bank will work with PayPal, at least not without major fees.  I'll maybe have one sent to a relatives next year when I visit.  Region locking shouldn't be a problem for me since I have the "PSP Street" that was sold in the UK and other countries outside of NA, and I'm pretty sure it's easy to get around the UMD region lock with other means.  But I wouldn't really want it to watch it (other than maybe a few minutes) since I already have a custom Blu-ray I made with the video from the UK Blu-ray and the audio from the 1st JP LD.  I'd just want it as a collectors' item.
 

The one laserdisc i've always wondered about was Transformers Hero which i'm having a hard time believing exists

 

Hmm, AFAIK it was only a mail-in VHS (multiple tapes, I think) before it was put on DVD as an extra.  I think it was listed on the various Robot Point mail-in forms included with certain G1 figures from Takara.  Pretty expensive too, IIRC.  But I guess it was one of the few official home video releases in Japan before the LD boxes started coming out.



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 08:44 PM

 

BTW, are laserdiscs region locked like DVDs?

Nope only issue on my end would be a pal TV as all the discs are ntsc format

 

 

There were actually some PAL players and discs, although the format did even worse in the UK/Europe than in NA.  Pretty sure PAL players will play NTSC discs (although not vice-versa), too.  I don't think they'll actually convert the NTSC signal to PAL though, but I'm pretty sure PAL TVs will accept an NTSC signal unless it's a really old TV.



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:52 AM

 

Hmm, AFAIK it was only a mail-in VHS (multiple tapes, I think) before it was put on DVD as an extra.  I think it was listed on the various Robot Point mail-in forms included with certain G1 figures from Takara.  Pretty expensive too, IIRC.  But I guess it was one of the few official home video releases in Japan before the LD boxes started coming out.

 

 

I'll need to keep an eye out for those tapes on yahoo japan. I have seen a few tapes on sale from the G1 era mainly masterforce but most are ex-rental and badly sunfaded.



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 02:11 PM

I'll say it again, I LOVE your media collection. VERY cool. 

 

Do you have the bonus disc that came with the Walmart release of the 2007 movie? There was a cardboard double wide case that you cracked open and there were two regular dvd cases inside. I want to say the extra DVD was a flash animation of the prequel comic. 

 

I ask because I have it lying around and don't want it. I'd send it to you for shipping cost. 



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 02:54 PM

Do you have the bonus disc that came with the Walmart release of the 2007 movie? There was a cardboard double wide case that you cracked open and there were two regular dvd cases inside. I want to say the extra DVD was a flash animation of the prequel comic. 

 

Thanks for the offer man but I already have it but i'm always on the look out for more for the collection. In the next few days i should have a pretty big update with about 17 DVD's and a VHS tape.



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Posted 29 August 2014 - 12:38 PM

Here's a quick preview of one of the cooler things i was able to pick up recently. Full gallery will be posted soon.

 

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 04:10 PM

Ebay has been a bit dry this month when it comes to transformers multimedia however i have recently started using yahoo auctions Japan and i have managed to get quite a bit from overseas including a very rare and expensive DVD set.

 

First up is something i picked up cheap to use at work.

 

Transformers Revenge of the Fallen USB

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Nothing too special with this one, haven't even installed the software but the usb is pretty robust and will come in handy at work. the usb comes in a foam lined tray with the code to unlock the video on a oversized sim card looking piece of plastic.

 

Next up is something that should have come out a long time ago

 

Transformers Animated Complete Collection DVD Shout Factory USA

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Shout Factory have finally released a complete series set of this great show. All 3 seasons are included in widescreen along with audio commentairies on select episodes. While i am very happy with this release i feel more could have been included as extra features to make double dipping for seasons one and two more worth while.

 

Next up is the first of several Japanese items i was able to get from yahoo.jp

 

Beast Wars Metals Movie 'Convoy's Great Transformation' VHS Pioneer JP

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This VHS tape contains the Japanese version of the Beast Wars Episode 'Cutting Edge' and is the only way to get the episode in Japan. This particular episode was selected along with 2 other Toei properties to be part of the anthology Film '1999 Summer Toei Anime Fair' and as such was left off the DVD release of Beast wars Metals. The tape itself contains the episode in Japanese along with promos for the VHS releases of the other 2 films Superdoll Licca Chan and Microman.

 

For the next item we return to GO!

 

Transformers Go Sword-Bot Sanjo! Special DVD

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More of the same stuff thats usually on GO! DVD's. Transformation guides, Trailers and promos for other Transformers brands (GT and Be-cool).

 

The next item i have is the newest item in the list today

 

Transformers Lost Age Promo DVD

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This Promo DVD was first given out at the Transformers 30 Years Expo in Japan. The dvd includes the movie trailer, character and toy guide, 30th Anniversary history video, G1 episode 'Atlantis Arise' and the Easy Transformers music video.

 

The next item is another Lost Age promo

 

Televi-Kun DVD 09/14

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This months Televi-Kun DVD features several of the same videos as the Lost Age Promo above but in addition it also includes Theatrical trailers for all the Live Action Movies.

 

The next set of items I got as a bundle and still need to go through

 

Misc Promo DVD 2004-2011

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I won a collection of 9 cover mount DVD's from yahoo Japan out of the 9, 2 i already have and the other 2 have no Transformers videos but the other 5 have videos and promos from Beast Wars all the way to Dark of the Moon. I plan on going into more detail of all the promo DVDs i own in a seperate section at a later date once i have translated the names of the promos included.

 

The final item today is one i never thought i would ever get

 

Transformers Super-God Masterforce DVD Box 2 Pioneer JP

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This set was released as a limited edition in the early 2000's and usually goes for a pretty penny online. The set covers episode 25-42 of Masterforce along with 2 of the 5 clip shows from the series. Out of the 5 only 43 'Fight!! Super Ginrai' and 44 'Begin the Bomber Project! The Creation of God Ginrai'. The set is spread over 4 DVD's and includes a 24 page booklet.

 

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 Each DVD case has beautiful box art of the Autobot Godmasters and God Ginrai and the Decepticon Headmaster Jr's and Overlord. Each box has 2 DVD's each.

 

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 The booklet features the same artwork as the Box cover with a battle in progress in space.

 

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On the back of the booklet is the artwork from the first Box featuring Ginrai surrounded by all the human characters from the series.

 

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The booklet has 24 pages of Model designs for Masterforce which are a mix of designs from the show models and magazine pages covering all the characters in the show. The final pages include an episode guide and production notes.

 

 

Thats all for now but i should have more when i get back from vacation.


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 01:25 AM

Do you know if the toy version of Scramble City is on any home media release?  I thought I had seen it before, but I might have been thinking of something else.  The way it's set up make me think it was just an in-store promotion video.



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 09:58 AM

Do you know if the toy version of Scramble City is on any home media release?  I thought I had seen it before, but I might have been thinking of something else.  The way it's set up make me think it was just an in-store promotion video.

 

Its not on any of the dvd sets i own. As far as i know out of the ones im missing the Headmasters set doesnt have any extras ,masterforce box 1 only has commercials and the headmaster pilot and 2010 disk 6 has the rebirth and movie trade trailer. The copy i uploaded to youtube is from a vhs rip someone added to nicovideo a long time ago. Its one i have been actively searching for the real tape but most tapes are being binned rather than being sold unfortunately.



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 10:01 AM

Any chance of scans of Japanese booklets like that Masterforce one? I really covet those, but was never willing to pay for the discs to get them.

 

Awesome collection as always.


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 11:08 AM



Do you know if the toy version of Scramble City is on any home media release?  I thought I had seen it before, but I might have been thinking of something else.  The way it's set up make me think it was just an in-store promotion video.

 
Its not on any of the dvd sets i own. As far as i know out of the ones im missing the Headmasters set doesnt have any extras ,masterforce box 1 only has commercials and the headmaster pilot and 2010 disk 6 has the rebirth and movie trade trailer. The copy i uploaded to youtube is from a vhs rip someone added to nicovideo a long time ago. Its one i have been actively searching for the real tape but most tapes are being binned rather than being sold unfortunately.
OK, well if you ever see it on Yahoo Japan or someplace that won't ship overseas, LMK and I can get it for you so you don't have to go through a proxy service. In return I'd just want to check it out myself (VHS isn't great but it's still better than 240p NicoNico/YouTube).

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 05:09 PM

Any chance of scans of Japanese booklets like that Masterforce one? I really covet those, but was never willing to pay for the discs to get them.

 

Awesome collection as always.

 

I'd like to but at the moment i don't have access to a scanner, was using my old works one in the past to do my scanning.

 

OK, well if you ever see it on Yahoo Japan or someplace that won't ship overseas, LMK and I can get it for you so you don't have to go through a proxy service. In return I'd just want to check it out myself (VHS isn't great but it's still better than 240p NicoNico/YouTube).

 

 

No worries man i'll keep an eye out for it and thanks for the help ill keep it in mind.



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Posted 18 September 2014 - 09:23 PM

So they have designed robot modes for Seacons, eh? Iiiiinteresting.



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Posted 18 September 2014 - 09:28 PM

Yeah, it would've been nice if they had transformed in the show, even if they were still drones.  Wasn't too fond of how they were used in MF but I still loved how they were drawn and how the stock footage was animated.



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Posted 24 September 2014 - 01:04 PM

Got something cool today so i wanted to show you all before i do my next full update.

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This is the Transformers Matrix Forever VHS Tape released in 1989 to promote the upcoming release of Transformers The movie in cinemas in Japan at the time. stay tuned for more soon and hopefully something even more special should arrive for the full update.


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Posted 24 September 2014 - 01:42 PM

That tape contains this exact same thing, right?



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Posted 24 September 2014 - 02:14 PM

No it isn't i had to fix the description unfortunately making the link on the wiki incorrect. Its actually this one

 

 

I need to now find out what the other one is called as i always thought it was matrix forever till i looked at the run time and watched the video. I intend to make a higher quality rip of the tape later and replace the video on my channel.


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Posted 24 September 2014 - 04:28 PM

That tape contains this exact same thing, right?

I just spent some time and translated the title of this promo it might not be 100% correct but i titled it as "Transformers Theatrical Version!! Video Finally Here" (トランスフォーマー劇場公開バージョン!!ビデオついに登場). Maybe Buster Darkwings will see this and tell me if its even close lol.



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Posted 24 September 2014 - 07:42 PM

Yeah, that's about right.

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 07:43 AM

Yeah, that's about right.

Cool man im glad i can give the video its proper title rather than just Transformers Movie promo 2 or something like that :)





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