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@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (26 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm Making The TF Roll Out Short "Gotta Go Fast!"

@  Benbot : (26 November 2019 - 12:52 PM)

That's what I was hoping for. But here I am, at work the following day.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

You say "die in bed" and I'm thinking "why is that a problem?".

@  fourteenwings : (26 November 2019 - 07:06 AM)

If you don't get out of bed ever your muscles will lock in super-uncomfortable ways and you may get blood clots

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:53 PM)

You did nothing, and so rocks fall down and you die.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2019 - 08:35 PM)

But that's not you doing something, that's something being done to you.

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:28 PM)

Unless a meteor crashes down on your bed while you're in it.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2019 - 07:08 PM)

I've been trying for the last few hours to find an argument to counter this... and I can't do it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2019 - 03:32 PM)

The most dangerous thing you can do is get out of bed in the morning. Everything else that happens is a consequence of that one terrible, terrible decision.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2019 - 03:28 PM)

Driving, by itself, is dangerous. Anything done to compromise the concentration of the pilot just makes things worse.

@  Benbot : (25 November 2019 - 12:46 PM)

Actually, I think you could make a reasonable argument for saying driving with glasses is dangerous. That is, more dangerous than driving with contacts or perfect vision. You have poor peripheral vision with glasses.

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SDCC 2014 exclusive: G1 coloured Dinobots w/ Ark diorama

SDCC Grimlock Strafe Slug Snarl Ark

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:19 AM

Hasbro Unveils SDCC Special Edition Transformers Dinobots Toys


It's another Transformers exclusive for SDCC 2014, rendering Age of Extinction Voyager Grimlock and Deluxe Strafe, Slug and Snarl in G1-inspired colour-schemes (sorry Sludge/Slog!). Click through to the article for more images.

The set is $160 and comes in a insane box that transform via magic pop-up book technology into a replica of the crashed Ark from the G1 cartoon!

Edited by Jalaguy, 19 June 2014 - 08:30 AM.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:21 AM

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No, seriously, *&@%@#$


How in the hell am I going to get these now?


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:27 AM

Eh. I prefer the varied colors.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:29 AM

Well, good try Knights of Unicron, but I don't think you're going to win this one.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:30 AM

I pretty much prefer the TF colors, like how bright and colorful the mass market versions are.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:30 AM

Saw that coming from 1000 miles away. Prefer retail colors.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:31 AM

I'm still in a bit of shock. The initial price tag is $160, which is already kind of bonkers. I shudder to think what specialty stores will turn that into.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:33 AM

I thought the pattern for SDCC was one big set and one small set. These are both kinda big.(Price-wise at least)

(This one isn't big enough though. They're missing Sludge/Slog.)


I also prefer the retail colors, but there is something compelling about a group all sharing a "uniform".

Not compelling enough for me to actually buy it though.

Edited by Silent_Magnus, 19 June 2014 - 08:38 AM.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:36 AM

Yeah, the diorama's neat, but I don't think I need that.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:37 AM

Holy jive.

Sold sold sold super sold. This is one of the rare instances in which I actually like the use of chrome, and the added paint details (or stickers?) look great. The translucent beaks on Swoop are a nice touch.

Edited by Strafe, 19 June 2014 - 08:42 AM.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:38 AM

Well, Slog is black and grey and red at retail. He's pretty close to being classic colors as-is!

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:39 AM

I'm disapointed they went toy colors with swoop rather then Cartoon colors.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:44 AM

I've been trying to talk myself out of this since making those last few posts, but that Snarl simply calls to me. There are some bits I don't like here and there, but on the whole I like how these guys look together. 


I can certainly toss that entire diorama if it's a factor in the price. It's pretty and whatnot but I would most likely never even find space for it.


How in the hell am I going to get these, I wonder. Preferably without being gouged to oblivion, although judging from how the Bruticus set went that's bloody inevitable...

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:44 AM


I think this is a better look at Snarl's robot mode than the retail stock photo's sea of green.

He seems fine, but I'm a little worried about his wrists.  It looks like they're permanently bent upwards?

Edited by Silent_Magnus, 19 June 2014 - 08:45 AM.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:50 AM

Looking at his old deluxe picture it seems that to put his wrists in a normal position you have to leave them in Curling Iron Arms mode.


Which is... less bad than permanently upwards wrists I guess???

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:52 AM


Interested in getting TFSS 3.0 Carzap, Nacelle, or G2 Starscream for $50 plus shipping?  PM me if so.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 09:01 AM

Man. I honestly thought in my head I wouldn't be too fussed about these when they appeared because I don't really see these as the G1 Dinobots anyway, they're new characters. But that's damned nice. They look interesting and coherent, and irrespective of the actual Dinobots that Ark box is *amazing*. By far and away the best packaging thing Hasbro has ever done.


Lack of a Slog and Slug having a little bit too much chrome are the only downsides really.


EDIT: Oh, and being a bloody exclusive set that's not available through anything but scalping means outside the US anyway.

Edited by The Phazer, 19 June 2014 - 09:10 AM.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 09:03 AM

I want them, but not for $160.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 09:03 AM

On my god I need this!!!



I don't need the Ark though, so hopefully I can find someone that's selling just the Dinos.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 09:05 AM

The clear heads on Snarl and Strafe really make the set. If Slog had been included the price would be a whole lot more palatable, even if it was 20 bucks more.