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@  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.

@  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".


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#61 unluckiness

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 10:38 PM

If I sell half my liver, it'll grow back, right?

To some extent. A regrowth to its original size and function is very unlikely, however.
As cool as Quantron is, I don't have enough attachment to Computron to shell out 3rd party cash for him. I'd prefer Generations releases that didn't combine, as Computron's just a gigantic nerd anyway. The individual Technobots are cooler.

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 10:49 PM

*exhales slowly* BM is place to leave the egos and options at the door in honor of that....

 

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:26 PM

True. For that matter, the fact that I'm posting in this thread, by itself, probably invalidates the thread's purpose of avoiding self-righteous jackasses. 

 

And to be honest, G1 Computron was my second-favorite combiner and the second-most impressive Transformer to me until ... well, until G1 combiners stopped being cool, honestly. Later, Magnaboss came along, and then Rail Racer.

 

I can't quite come to terms with the fact that what I consider to be the best official gestalt combines from three dildos. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:29 PM

Well, gestalts are supposed to be the more than the sum of their parts.

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:30 PM

And the names that go with thim! thats the best part

 

Rapid Run,Rail Racer, Midnight Express!!


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:57 PM

Maybe if we ever get an update, their combined form can be Nexus Maximus :D.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 01:51 AM

Yeah cos I think The Big O is taken


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 02:09 AM

We need more trainsformers.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 02:59 AM

Later, Magnaboss came along, and then Rail Racer.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 03:11 AM

Tripredacus was the best because he was made of arthropods.

I wish I was made of arthropods!
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Posted 30 January 2014 - 03:13 AM

Decay a little more so there's some room to work with and I'll see what I can do.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 03:18 AM

Later, Magnaboss came along, and then Rail Racer.

Truly, the darkest hour comes just before the dawn.

Hey, he wasn't perfect or, in retrospect, good, but he still qualifies as "nifty".
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 03:20 AM

Later, Magnaboss came along, and then Rail Racer.

Truly, the darkest hour comes just before the dawn.


Hey, he wasn't perfect or, in retrospect, good, but he still qualifies as "nifty".

Eh, if you say so. I didn't care much for him. Doesn't help that Silverbolt is apparently a GPS victim, one of the wings on mine is slowly crumbling. I imagine having a missile launcher inside it doesn't help the case.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 04:33 AM

I'd probably like Magnaboss better if he wasn't pretty much Ironhide wearing a wig and a hat.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 06:59 AM

Oh, I can be honest here.

 

I have no interest in this simplified transformers bullcrap Hasbro is peddling. Difficult transformers build character, instant gratification is the cancer of society.

 

Also all third party products are disgusting and need to be burned and the people who made them run out of business and/or hired by actual toy companies where they can make something of actual worth with their skills.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:12 AM

While I think that Hasbro was right to dial down the complexity for kids a bit, the latest Beast Hunters wave is going too far in the opposite direction. Hopefully, they'll get the balance right in time for AoE.

As for 3rd party, I only ever buy combiners, since they're pretty much never going to be done by Hasbro in a scale larger than Cyberverse, and even then, not many. They're just too damned expensive. And a lot of their stuff does turn out to be crap for one reason or another.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:15 AM

Also I have a gut feeling I'm going to hate the new TF series.

 

And even though I liked the three films I feel like I have no idea what the hell TF4 is doing.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:31 AM

Yeah, the Chinese companies being heavily involved doesn't fill me with confidence. I shudder to think that they might do what they did with Iron Man 3 here.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:34 AM

Did they do something to Iron Man 3 there? I totally didn't see that film.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:45 AM

Basically, they added a bunch of scenes where some guy talks about China being the only one who can help Tony Stark (that ends up nowhere because the movie's plot goes down the same way), put some product placement here and there and made Tony endorse a brand of Chinese milk.


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