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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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#1 Luke

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:17 AM

Ever wonder about the inner thoughts of a Decepticon Targetmaster Squadron X saboteur space pirate?

 

Wonder no more, because Tornado is on Facebook!



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:23 AM

I'm glad he manages to look a lot different (due to his colors) than the other versions of Nightstick.

 

I was worried that he might be a bit too similar.

 

Though parts of him are likely black and not gray or white like the mockup.

 

Little guy looks like he has a lot of paint on him.  I wonder if he has a tiny Star Seeker emblem on his chest?

 

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:43 AM

Direct links to his two log entries so far:

https://docs.google....2xHTF9PVjg/edit
https://docs.google....0FHMjU5QkU/edit

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:17 AM

This is so stupid and cheesy and childish.

 

I love it.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:34 AM

just thought i'd put this here...

 

"Previously with Squadron X, Now a member of the Star Seekers on board the Tidal Wave
In a Relationship with Destruction
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interesting, no?



#6 Sabrblade

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:40 AM

That first log was taken directly from the the first 2014 issue of the TCC magazine, issue #55. It was the first piece of official word that confirmed that the pirate toys would likely all be Squadron X members in addition to Cannonball.
 
I'd wager a guess that the second log will be included in the next issue, so this is a surprise to see this kind of magazine content posted publicly online ahead of its magazine issue publishing.
 
Though, reading over the second log and then rereading the first log again, it kinda sounds like the "we" from Squadron X that Tornado mentioned Cannonball had invited to join his crew might be referring to just him and Ferak, rather than all of Squadron X. If that's the case, then...
 
Well, that'd leave the pirates as being almost as much an open book as the knights currently are. :hmm  

 

just thought i'd put this here...

 

"Previously with Squadron X, Now a member of the Star Seekers on board the Tidal Wave
In a Relationship with Destruction"

 

interesting, no?

No. Not interesting. They just recycled the name of the Aligned Star Seekers' vessel.

 

No more interesting than the Armada Axalon taking the name of the Beast Wars Axalon.

 

Or than the Animated versions of Metroplex, Fortress Maximus, and Trypticon (all lifeless buildings of legal significance) taking the name of those G1 Citybots.

 

It doesn't necessarily suggest much beyond that it's a ship.


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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.

#7 2019

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:43 AM

Well it's a step up from SG Ravage and all that tripe.

 

Still stupid, though.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:44 AM

No matter how goofy this is I'm loving it. It's just fun.


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#9 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:46 AM

I see this as harkening back to the old days. Remember Ape-Linq's Journals?



#10 Sabrblade

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:49 AM

I see this as harkening back to the old days. Remember Ape-Linq's Journals?

Was just thinking the same thing. :thumbsup


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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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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:54 AM



Though, reading over the second log and then rereading the first log again, it kinda sounds like the "we" from Squadron X that Tornado mentioned Cannonball had invited to join his crew might be referring to just him and Ferak, rather than all of Squadron X. If that's the case, then...
 

 

Yeah, this...

 

Yup, we make the most of every situation, Ferak and I. When Squadron X went south, we jumped ship and have been soaring through space ever since.

 

 

...seems pretty clear to me. It's just Ferak and Tornado who quit Squadron X after things "went south" and have now ended up in this crew. 


Edited by Kil, 18 March 2014 - 10:54 AM.


#12 Sabrblade

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:56 AM

Guess that put a sad face on those wanting toys of Macabre and Crosscut and the like.


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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.

#13 Walky

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:05 AM

Pffffft, we were never getting a toy of Crosscut.  There's nothing to make him out of!


Macabre, though, yes.  



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:12 AM


just thought i'd put this here...

 

"Previously with Squadron X, Now a member of the Star Seekers on board the Tidal Wave
In a Relationship with Destruction"

 

interesting, no?

No. Not interesting. They just recycled the name of the Aligned Star Seekers' vessel.

 

No more interesting than the Armada Axalon taking the name of the Beast Wars Axalon.

 

Or than the Animated versions of Metroplex, Fortress Maximus, and Trypticon (all lifeless buildings of legal significance) taking the name of those G1 Citybots.

 

It doesn't necessarily suggest much beyond that it's a ship.

 

 

party pooper!  how dare you inject logic into my unfounded expectations of exclusives! 

 

also, referring to Walky's post, i could totes see Macabre from Generations Scourge.  totes.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:12 AM

Pffffft, we were never getting a toy of Crosscut.  There's nothing to make him out of!

Generations Legends Cosmos could work. He'd just lack the gun-hands.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:15 AM

also, referring to Walky's post, i could totes see Macabre from Generations Scourge.  totes.

Or Generations Black Shadow.

 

Or Go! Bakudora.


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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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Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:21 AM

SG Ravage must be thrilled.


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#18 Mrduce1018

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 12:17 PM

This FB page looks fun. More content and fiction is always welcome!



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 12:23 PM

Yeah it's pretty clear that Ferak and Tornado are the only Squadron X guys part of Cannonball's crew.  I'd be surprised if any other Squadron X guys are exclusives.

 

I wouldn't be surprised with how well the idea was received though, if Fun Pub tries to do some more eventually.

 

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 12:25 PM

I'm also wondering if Tornado is supposed to be full sized or not?


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