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@  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.

@  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.


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#3301 Vexwing

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 03:56 PM

Let's riot.


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#3302 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 03:57 PM

Panic, I guess?

 

I replied to the email from June 6 asking what I should do. I wish I'd known sooner that it was a problem that I hadn't received an email... I didn't even plan to think about this until Wednesday.



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 04:01 PM

Then what do those of us who don't know what time we're supposed to show up for package pick-up do?

If you're on a tour or the custom class, show up at 9:30 on Wednesday.  If not, show up at 6 on Thursday.

 

Ballroom B in the Convention Center for both days.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 01:31 PM

No response to my email (as expected), but TransfrmGod's post in the other BotCon thread is relevant:

 

 

 

 


Has anyone received the purported "Package Pick-up instructions (email) and event operational notes. That email will be quite long but...".  I admit, I'm getting a little uneasy here.  I know, I know "it's FunPub", "they don't understand technology", "the fax is in the mail", ha ha ha.

 

I always try to give them the benefit of the doubt, but this is cutting it close, even for my liking.

 

 

A couple weeks ago, for the package pickup. Try sending an email their way.

 

Well, I feel silly.

 

For anyone else in my situation, be aware that at the bottom of the message I quoted earlier is the line "Also, the schedule has been posted online for the weekend. If you lose your copy of the email or want to reprint your invoice, go to the registration link to log in and click My Account."

 

Sure enough, I can see and print out the email, which was allegedly sent on the 6th, the same day the message went on their page.  I still don't think it was sent to me, but at least it's accessible, and I don't have to hope that SOMEONE at their end sees my email before leaving for Pasadena.

 

 

I went to the Registration link on BotCon.com ( https://www.eventman...ogin.cfm?eid=34 ), logged in, clicked My Account, and there was a link to the email they never sent me. Turns out I'm in the 6PM group, so I guess it's good that I know now to show up early.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 01:46 PM

I went to the Registration link on BotCon.com ( https://www.eventman.com/login.cfm ), logged in, clicked My Account, and there was a link to the email they never sent me. Turns out I'm in the 6PM group, so I guess it's good that I know now to show up early.

 

I'm getting nothing but a Cold Fusion error.

 

Cold Fusion is a thing that's still used by people, apparently.



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 01:51 PM

Try this link instead: https://www.eventman...ogin.cfm?eid=34



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:25 PM

Woo! Thanks, man!

 

If several people on this board alone didn't get the pickup info email it's likely to be a pretty widespread problem. Sure can't wait for all the chaos of people forgetting to bring obvious things like their ID or invoice.  :p


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:32 PM

Wahoo! Thank you very much.

 

Printing out the info now. Looks like I'm in the 7pm group.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:48 PM

I am with the 6pm group.  How early should I get there?  Last time, I was a couple hours.  It was fun standing in line and I got the at-show exclusives no problem, but I don't want to get their too early if it will make no difference.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 11:20 PM

I'm sorry that I didn't think of this sooner, but people looking to shop in the Pasadena area should be aware that a local ordinance here means that you won't get free plastic bags to carry your purchases in. Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own reusable bags (some stores even give you a small discount for doing so) or you can buy a paper bag (usually 10 cents each).

This kind of thing is becoming common in quite a few cities, but it will no doubt come as a surprise if you're not used to it.



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 11:26 PM

I'm sorry that I didn't think of this sooner, but people looking to shop in the Pasadena area should be aware that a local ordinance here means that you won't get free plastic bags to carry your purchases in. Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own reusable bags (some stores even give you a small discount for doing so) or you can buy a paper bag (usually 10 cents each).

This kind of thing is becoming common in quite a few cities, but it will no doubt come as a surprise if you're not used to it.

 

And for anyone who forgets, I'll be standing outside Target selling paper bags for 5 cents a pop for my Souvenir Fund.


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:23 AM

BotCon starts today, right?  At least the customs class?  When would we realistically expect to see news starting, Friday I guess?


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:36 AM

BotCon starts today, right?  At least the customs class?  When would we realistically expect to see news starting, Friday I guess?

We should realistically see the announcement of the custom class figure in two and a half hours (as soon as the class sees it, it will be tweeted, both officially and unofficially, if precedent is any clue).

 

We'll probably learn about the attendee-only exclusive tonight, when the custom class and "field trip" folks get through registration.

 

We will learn of the at-con souvenirs tomorrow night just before the club store opens.

 

Other stuff? Friday's a good bet.


Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 18 June 2014 - 06:09 PM.


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:42 AM

Well it really depends on when Hasbro starts setting up the floor cases, as there usually are a few early things like store exclusives in there. Though I get the idea if you just went up and started taking pictures before you were supposed to Brian Savage would *bampf* right in front of you mid-snap and physically destroy your camera.



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:45 AM

Try this link instead: https://www.eventman...ogin.cfm?eid=34

 

After some futzing around, I was able to determine that the password I use for the club store was too long and/or complex for the Botcon registration site.  I had to reset my password (temporarily) to something short and stupid in order to log in.  So hooray, once again, for Fun Pub web security.

 

(I'm in the 6:00 group.)



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:47 AM

For custom class attendees, I recall that you get your box set today, but do you get a separate time to get the other exclusives?


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:50 AM

Custom class folks get in line for souvenirs Thursday night at the same time everyone else picks up their regular stuff.



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 01:10 PM

We should realistically see the announcement of the custom class figure in two and a half hours (as soon as the class sees it, it will be tweeted, both officially and unofficially, if precedent is any clue).

 

We will learn of the at-con souvenirs tomorrow night just before the club store opens.

 

Other stuff? Friday's a good bet.

 

We'll likely hear from someone tonight what the at-con freebie is as well.


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 01:49 PM

Maybe they've only sent them out for people taking the custom class.

 

Someone a few days ago said that if you log into your order page and click on "My Account", there is a copy of your pickup email and instructions there even if you never officially received it in an email.

 

edit (I should learn to finish reading an entire thread before replying. Well, hopefully this info helps anyone else with the same problem.)


Edited by Loki Corvinus, 18 June 2014 - 01:52 PM.