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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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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:08 PM

Excellent. The nonsmiling face still looks weird around the chin and cheeks, but the other one is just fine. Too bad I can't preorder the one with the toy face, but I can do without it. Normal happy Bee is good enough for me  :love  :o



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:54 PM

The alternate face I'd be looking for would probably involve a paper bag. I'm not going to start insulting Bumblebee for his weight, but there's no denying that his face is a weird shape. I'm one of those people who looks at Animated and the movies and (to a lesser degree) blessed and beautiful Prime, and thinks "gee whiz, can't we get some more G1-ness injected back into poor Bumblebee?"

 

Then I see G1 Bumblebee again and remember that he's largely made of of very unattractive shapes and my nostalgia can't really pull me through and I don't actually want to look at him.

 

Really happy to see him revolkswagened though. You guys who need him, go nuts. Y'all deserve this.


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Posted 14 March 2014 - 02:25 AM

Excellent. The nonsmiling face still looks weird around the chin and cheeks, but the other one is just fine. Too bad I can't preorder the one with the toy face, but I can do without it. Normal happy Bee is good enough for me  :love  :o


I'm sure Dr. Wu will have you covered if you really need the toy face & might have other face options as well. I certainly hope so, since while I prefer the smile face, it still feel a bit off from the character model. Wouldn't mind of Wu can do better.
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#144 Boss Borot

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 02:41 AM

Should be fairly easy to do too, with the way the swapping faces are made. A pack with the toy face and a few new expressions would be pretty nice.



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 02:51 PM

Imo, Bee suffers from a similar problem as MP Megs. In the effort to match the cartoon aesthetic it translates to looking too soft yet oddly angular in three dimensions.
 
 
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Posted 20 March 2014 - 02:10 AM

MP-21 Bumblebee, scheduled for release in November, comes with Spike wearing an exosuit. Although the scale is small, it can completely transform into vehicle mode and has potential posing ability.



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 04:15 AM

That's awesome to see it so close.

 

Confirmation that it's Spike too (nyah nyah to all those that thought it was Daniel for some reason :D).

 

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 04:48 AM

Nah, that comes with MP Hot Rod v2.

 

Please let there be a MP Hot Rod v2.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 02:09 PM

Nah, Daniel comes with MP Wheelie.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 02:10 PM

Ya know... I wonder if it's to scale with MP Spike...


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#151 Powered Convoy

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 02:20 PM

It's possible.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 03:39 PM

all can tell you is I'm printing up a dialog balloon right now with his famous quote on it and I am dedicating some sort of figma type stand to hold it next to his head for the foreseeable future 



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 03:51 PM

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 07:01 PM

A compromise with Daniel: Excel Suit Daniel will come with MP Arcee, while civilian form Daniel will come with MP Wheelie.

 

Or vice versa, to give Minibot MP Wheelie more tangible substance.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:25 PM

So Arcee and Daniel have any association between each other in Japanese fiction more so than any of the other 86 Autobots?

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:29 PM

So Arcee and Daniel have any association between each other in Japanese fiction more so than any of the other 86 Autobots?

Transformers the Movie did eventually come out in Japan. Arcee and Daniel have as much a connection in that as Bumble does with adult Spike.


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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.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 09:59 AM

Nah, Daniel comes with MP Wheelie.

I said this in jest on Twitter, yet I somehow have this feeling it is what will actually be the case. I can't see them delaying Daniel, but a MP Arcee is unlikely. Who else would a) Pair well with Daniel  and   B) Be in the same scale as Bee?

 

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:47 AM

Daniel is reserved for Masterpiece Kup.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:27 AM




Rough translation as usual.
 

On the exosuit accompanying MP-21 Bumblebee, you can turn Spike's head to point forward while in vehicle. To explain the previous tweet of "transforming without changing", it was necessary to move Spike's head by removing the helmet once, in this case.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 05:24 AM

That's a really nice touch and I'm surprised they bothered.

 

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