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@  TheMightyMol... : (20 June 2019 - 03:15 PM)

So which series is 90s American Godzilla?

@  Dekafox : (20 June 2019 - 03:12 PM)

So G1 Marvel would be Showa Transformers then

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 June 2019 - 12:37 PM)


@  RichardT1977 : (20 June 2019 - 12:05 PM)

Is it weeby of me to refer to the two IDW TF continuities as Heisei and Reiwa? I mean, the switchover almost perfectly lines up with the change of eras...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 June 2019 - 10:35 AM)

I hate when the spicy version of something isn't spicy!

@  Pennpenn : (20 June 2019 - 08:43 AM)

I hate it when the spicy version of something is in almost identical packaging to the non-spicy version. Especially when I don't notice until I've got home.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 June 2019 - 05:44 PM)

They make a lot of pills for that.

@  Nevermore : (19 June 2019 - 05:42 PM)

I got the results of the test back. I definitely have no sense of humor.

@  Paladin : (18 June 2019 - 05:59 PM)

so anyway how is your sex life?

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 June 2019 - 10:50 AM)

These jokes are tearing me apart.

@  unluckiness : (18 June 2019 - 08:55 AM)

Only if the customer reviews give it all high marks.

@  Patch : (18 June 2019 - 04:42 AM)

Are they going to call it "I-Did-Nawtflix?"

@  unluckiness : (18 June 2019 - 12:48 AM)

I see, so what the world needs is a Tommy Wiseau streaming service.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 11:02 PM)

Well, Conan did start the trend that resulted in a wave of Barbarian films in the mid to late 80s

@  MEDdMI : (17 June 2019 - 10:57 PM)

I keep wanting to read Corman as Conan

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 10:29 PM)

There needs to be some streaming service that caters to connoisseurs of schlock. Otherwise, a huge part of our cultural history will be wiped away. While many of these films are available on blu-ray, with more coming out each month, it's good they're also available for the streaming crowd.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 10:18 PM)

Corman did make an impressive number of barbarian films back in the day. If impressive is the word

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 June 2019 - 08:11 PM)

I mean, where else are you going to see the entire Roger Corman barbarian fantasy library (legally) for free?

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 June 2019 - 08:09 PM)

Oh Tubi TV, you are a haven for terrible films. Netflix, Hulu and Crackle all push for mainstream appeal and prestige, you got the guts to have ready access to dregs even the SyFy channel wouldn't air

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 01:33 PM)

Also you have Bayonetta and a bunch of Fire Emblem people.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 01:33 PM)

...I mean, Tales character. Probably up to/for it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2019 - 01:26 PM)

But what if I need to kill a god? Or several of them?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 11:25 AM)

Kratos is allowed, but only the one from Tales of Symphonia

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2019 - 10:56 AM)

So no Kratos?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 10:42 AM)

In any case I'd rather have another Fire Emblem character than another character from a PlayStation exclusive game who teeeeeechnically was in a spinoff.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 10:39 AM)

Kong had his name on the games first, but Mario was the protagonist first. It's debatable.

@  Rycochet : (17 June 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Wouldn't Mario be the one spun off from the Donkey Kong franchise, given that Kong was first?

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2019 - 05:19 AM)

I would count Wario and Yoshi, but not DK (might be because I wasn't even aware DK was spun off from the Mario franchise until I was in my mid-20s, but whatever)

@  unluckiness : (17 June 2019 - 04:13 AM)

But to be fair, Corrin is the only one I particularly dislike and it's really more boredom due to their blandness as characters

@  unluckiness : (17 June 2019 - 04:09 AM)

It would depend on whether or not you count DK, Wario and Yoshi as part of the Mario franchise or separate. Scratch that, there are more Mario characters even with just the mushroom symbol people but it's a close call.

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2019 - 02:55 AM)

You'd figure Fire Emblem would have enough characters in Smash. Kinda feels like there's more FE characters than Mario characters.

@  unluckiness : (16 June 2019 - 01:20 AM)

And for hug's sake, I hope that the new Fire Emblem's PC isn't one of the DLC

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 June 2019 - 04:11 PM)

Smash Bros could never touch a new franchise again, and I'd still have laundry lists of side characters and villains I'd love to see included.

@  unluckiness : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)


@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

cuz i wanna fight a boat

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:35 AM)

if we must have another zelda character, id want the king of red lion

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 10:38 PM)

I would unironically love Tingle in Smash.

@  Paladin : (14 June 2019 - 02:06 PM)

they HAVE to put Travis Touchdown in at some point now, right???

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 June 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Right after Shaq.

@  Locoman : (14 June 2019 - 12:36 PM)

When will we get Bluster Kong in Smash?

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 08:20 AM)

The last three DLC characters are Tingle, Charles Barkley and L Tetris block with Reverse L Tetris block as an Echo fighter.

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Pipe dream Smash entry: The Prince from the Katamari series. :D

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 06:35 AM)

The space/time around them gets frozen too! ....or something.

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 06:01 AM)

I still want to find out how freezing people suspends them in midair

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 June 2019 - 02:45 AM)

We really need Subzero or Scorpion in Smash. Violence aside, they are pretty big gaming icons as well.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 08:18 PM)

Given Nintendo's relationship with Tecmo, I'm still waiting for Ryu Hyabusa

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 June 2019 - 07:19 PM)

I'm still waiting for Doomguy.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I just started watching High School DxD (don't judge me...) and I caught on the Nintendo Treehouse some request Rias for Smash lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 June 2019 - 11:25 AM)

I have having to watch a video to find out why someone wanted me to watch the video

@  Nevermore : (11 June 2019 - 04:58 PM)

I remember when the TPB for The Dark Age 2 was delayed for an entire year...

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Boss Fight Studio's Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Action Figures

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#1 Kalidor



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Posted 04 June 2014 - 10:45 PM

You guys really need to check this out -- with all the customizers and kit bashers we have here this is a great line for anyone, not to mention the company Boss Fight Studios is put together by a bunch of Hasbro employees and freelancers who've worked on pretty much everything across the board from GI Joe, Transformers (Even Fun Pub) and Star Wars
To paraphrase an interesting man, "We don't always promote Kickstarters, but when we do it's because they are amazing." That's the case with the start up Boss Fight Studios and their modular action figure system Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Virtruvian, as in The Vitruvian Man and H.A.C.K.S which stands for Highly Articulated Character Kit System. Boss Fight Studios themselves are a relatively new start up company but they come with quite the pedigree. Collectively, their works include input and design on some of the brands that we all know and love like Marvel super heroes, Star Wars, GI Joe and of course Transformers.
But what is Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S? According to the Kickstarter video it is a series 4-inch scale figures that will allow collectors to not only experience a wide array of articulation, but as well as the ability to disassemble and reassemble with ease. This allows customizers to both paint and create new figures from the interchangeable parts, while still allowing for sturdy completed figures once put back together.

Kit - Although Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. action figures come fully assembled in the package, they're designed to be a customizer's dream come true. Want to give your Spartan some custom painted armor or sculpt gauntlets on your Gorgon? No problem! Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. figures are made to disassemble with minimal effort for easy customizing, yet hold together during posing and display.
3d0c4d2d3cbb03ce2910999be41b716d_large.j Medusa - Queen of the Gorgons
The initial theme at launch will be Greek Warriors and Gorgons that will include a initial wave of four figures plus several exclusive, many available only from Kickstarter. Just looking at the painted prototypes it's clear this will be a very well designed and thought out line that won't be limited by what you get in the package thanks to the array of options that will allow you to customize them. Even if you don't customize, these figures do not disappoint.
There are tons more designs, prototypes and pictures on the Kickstarter page so you should really check it out there if you are interested. These guys and gals really have a handle on what makes action figures fun and exciting. You can check out their home page here and click any of the images or this link to check out the Kickstarter and back them. And as always feel free to follow and discuss this project on our forums.

#2 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 11:36 PM

I've seen this Kickstarter. Although I don't collect at this scale, so there isn't much in it for me, personally, except the potential for more mythology-based lines.

Edited by Naas, 04 June 2014 - 11:38 PM.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:12 AM

sounds interesting. (Itching to make some Soul calibur characters) 

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 08:01 AM

Looks neat. I hope the choice of themes appeals more to other people, though.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 08:13 AM

I'm glad this is taking off and getting funded. I only saw the art before this, but it certainly shows a lot of promise. Very cool stuff, I hope they branch out!

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 10:30 AM

The constellation guys look cool, but exclusives or not, I can't say that I won't regret spending $85 plus shipping on them.

Also, anyone else kinda bugged about the low number of famous named characters so far, at least on the non-Gorgon side? I mean, seems there's just Leonidas and the Perseus constellation.

Edited by Naas, 05 June 2014 - 10:34 AM.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:55 AM

Keeping with original work, I'd be interested to see them branch out into sci-fi (with some more nonhumanoid options).

Maybe even look into getting a few licenses --this level of articulation is exactly what A:tLA deserved but never got.

#8 Vexwing


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 12:03 PM

Well, I'm in for the $45 Bronze warrior level. I might up it to the constellation 2-pack on account of Perseus being my second favorite mythological hero after Diomedes, but we'll see.


I normally don't collect anything outside of Transformers anymore, but I want to support these guys. The initial goal offerings aren't super enticing, but I really like the pre-curse Medusa, her sisters, and the underworld Spartan. Given the huge amount of initial support it seems likely it'll reach that level.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:47 PM

Hmmm. I may back for a Medusa, depending on my budget at the start of the month. I concur with Cybersnark that I'd like to see scifi stuff from them.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:57 PM

I'm going to have the opportunity to interview these guys -- is there anything you would want me to ask ?

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:00 PM

I'm going to have the opportunity to interview these guys -- is there anything you would want me to ask ?

Well, there's the obvious "what further plans can you tell us about?" kind of question. And maybe something like "why Greek and not any other mythology?" or "what other mythologies would you like to make action figures for?".

Edited by Naas, 05 June 2014 - 02:01 PM.

#12 Esser-Z


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:02 PM

Definitely ask if they intend to do scifi figures. Make it clear that at least some of your board members would be all over that.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:32 PM

Yeah, that one.  I don't care about Greek figures, but give me some nifty sci-fi stuff and I'll probably give it a second look.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:37 PM

I honestly care more about the potential for more mythology lines simply because other genres already seem better-represented in toys.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 04:15 PM

Personally, I'd jump in on the Kickstarter if the blank basic figures were offered instead of the mythological themed ones. I'd love a set of both male and female blanks to fiddle with. I do hope this Kickstarter is successful (and last I checked it was nearing its funding goal), as I'd love to see the blanks at real somewhere.
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Posted 05 June 2014 - 04:31 PM

*Checks the date*


I swear these things have been on Kickstarter before. Am I going mad?

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There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 04:54 PM

To all the people wondering if other (non-Greek) mythologies would be represented, BFS has teased a wave 2 Half-Orc figure that seems to be tapping into a medieval/D&D vibe.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:10 PM

*Checks the date*


I swear these things have been on Kickstarter before. Am I going mad?


Yep, totally mad.


To all the people wondering if other (non-Greek) mythologies would be represented, BFS has teased a wave 2 Half-Orc figure that seems to be tapping into a medieval/D&D vibe.


Aye he will look great on a Bridge Direct Warg.


Also the initial funding for these has been passed and nearing $80,000 with 36 days still to go.



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I am already planing out customs with these new bodies, Xena (and a Calisto) will be pretty easy to do with only the heads being the most work intensive. A bunch of Argonauts along with Jason. You could easily mix these with some Narnia Minotaur, Satyr and Faun figures...

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 08:47 PM

*Checks the date*


I swear these things have been on Kickstarter before. Am I going mad?

Are you thinking of that Kickstarter with mythological heroes from multiple traditions? Had, like, Cú Chullain and Rama? I think? I want to say that was somehow a Xevoz derivative.


ETA: that thread that Naas linked, down there ↓

Edited by Canthros, 05 June 2014 - 08:49 PM.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 08:47 PM

*Checks the date*
I swear these things have been on Kickstarter before. Am I going mad?

Are you thinking of this one?