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@  RCX : (29 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

I use a modern BM Thrust every time I go into the bathroom.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 January 2020 - 12:24 PM)

If you're old enough to actually know what Geewun is AND hate it, we're LONG past the prom days and should probably just go hit the bar.

@  B-Fox : (29 January 2020 - 12:20 PM)

I HATE GEEWUN WILL YOU GO WITH ME TO PROM, CONTRARIAN-SENPAI!

@  wonko the sane? : (29 January 2020 - 12:15 PM)

*Glares at PoTP optimal optimus* ... maybe?

@  Paladin : (29 January 2020 - 12:10 PM)

what, and actually acknowlege stuff created after 1987?

@  ThunderWear : (29 January 2020 - 12:01 PM)

Man, I just realized Siege was our best shot at Vehicon updates and it didn't happen. My kingdom for a modern BM Thrust.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 January 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Get some gloves and fish it out. Might still have it's wallet.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 January 2020 - 02:09 AM)

Hey, that one owes me five bucks.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 January 2020 - 11:32 PM)

You should stop recognizing the bodies.

@  Cybersnark : (28 January 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Someone killed Pagliacci and dumped his body in the water.

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 January 2020 - 05:56 PM)

No, PlutoniumBoss. You ARE the bodies in the water.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 January 2020 - 03:25 PM)

You Do Not Recognize The Bodies In The Water.

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 January 2020 - 01:47 PM)

It's only murder if they find the bodies.

@  Paladin : (28 January 2020 - 01:39 PM)

one can very easily serve as the other.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 January 2020 - 01:22 PM)

That depends: are you leaving a corpse, or a message?

@  Paladin : (28 January 2020 - 01:09 PM)

poison leaves less of a mess though...

@  wonko the sane? : (28 January 2020 - 12:45 PM)

Electrics are easier to use, quicker to clean, safer to operate. But there is no argument that a nice sharp blade does a better job.

@  Benbot : (28 January 2020 - 11:46 AM)

I've never shaved with anything other than an electric razor. I just don't want to put that much effort into it, but maybe I should start.

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 January 2020 - 11:19 AM)

Now you have to get "DANGER DO NOT STEP" tattoos on the edge of your jaw.

@  ThunderWear : (27 January 2020 - 08:56 PM)

Think of it positively, maybe your face just has optional no-slip surfaces

@  Maximus Ambus : (27 January 2020 - 05:38 PM)

I have dyspraxia so use a electric trimmer, it's never smooth. NEVER!

@  Benbot : (27 January 2020 - 12:52 PM)

don't you hate it when you shave but miss a whisker and it bugs you all day long and you try to yank it out but you can't because it's too short to get a hold of but your hand keeps finding it whenever you touch your face?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 January 2020 - 11:17 PM)

Twitter's revamp is so dumb. Nowadays, even when I am logged out of my account, right-clicking an image on Google Chrome won't let me access a URL to easily get the image's full size. That functionality was so useful!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 January 2020 - 10:01 PM)

But when was the last time you saw a major retailer (since TRU) actually allot shelf space for a Transformers Titan? Or the Vintage Collection Poe X-Wing? There's clearly some sort of disparity between "girls" and "boys" toys that give companies justification to create $100+ items in the girls segment in FAR greater frequency than in boys.

@  fourteenwings : (25 January 2020 - 12:56 AM)

"how expensive they were" Tell that to L.O.L. O.M.G. and the $129 Amazing Surprise (I mean I guess when it comes to the toy aisle Power Rangers isn't a juggernaut like L.O.L.)

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 January 2020 - 09:18 PM)

I think the big reason we didn't see the actual combining Zords at retail was because of how expensive they were. It would cost $100 to get enough of them to make a Megazord, $160+ if you want the Ultrazord. Or parents could just get the dang Ultrazord for $40 even if it didn't combine.

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 January 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Because they are "kids toys" not "collector toys"

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 03:27 PM)

1) I don't have Target. 2) can't go into my walmart. I'm surprised Hasbro won't sell the toys on Pulse

@  Bass X0 : (24 January 2020 - 02:43 PM)

I dreamt my phone was ringing and woke up to answer it.

@  Sabrblade : (24 January 2020 - 02:05 PM)

The Lightning Collection figures, the smaller normal-sized Beast Morphers Ranger/enemy/Beast-Bot figures, the role-play morpher and weapon toys, and the simplistic non-combining megazord toys have all been very easy to find at various Targets and Walmarts. It's only been the actual combining Beast Morphers zord toys (which are bizarrely being sold individually this time) that have been hard to find in stores.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Thought I do question Hasbro's almost reluctance to have the toys available anywhere.

@  Paladin : (24 January 2020 - 01:44 PM)

i've been trying to sell mine for weeks...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I hadn't opened mine yet, but from what I've seen, the general agreement is that the Beast Morpher zords are much better than Bandais.

@  ThunderWear : (24 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I'm guessing if they're going to do anything on the level of Legacy Zords, it's being discussed behind NDAs at Toy Fair

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 January 2020 - 10:38 AM)

Lightning Collection is good, and they're taking their sweet time on making Zords that are better than Bandai's Zords.

@  ThunderWear : (24 January 2020 - 10:34 AM)

So, what's the general PR fandom consensus of the Hasbro run of PR so far? I pretty much stepped out of the community after I got the Bandai Legacy zords I wanted.

@  Paladin : (24 January 2020 - 08:46 AM)

that would require someone to BUY Hasbro PR toys...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 07:17 AM)

Well hopefully see some cool PR stuff. Wish BBTS sold Hasbro PR toys.

@  fourteenwings : (24 January 2020 - 07:01 AM)

February 22nd through 25th, I feel like it was earlier last year...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 06:32 AM)

When is NY TF?

@  fourteenwings : (23 January 2020 - 11:43 PM)

I don't know about Hasbro's general policy but I know everybody was on lockdown for Frozen II, which included both LEGO and Hasbro. Plus, I'm guessing everybody is holding off PR for NY Toy Fair? Overall, it's best to remember that Toy Fairs are for buyers, not fans.

@  fourteenwings : (23 January 2020 - 11:41 PM)

LEGO has been doing this for ages, including sending cease and desists when outlets get leaked images.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:42 PM)

And then they ended up selling off the brand, so I guess I wasn't the only one.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:41 PM)

Last time a toy brand I followed tightened down on toy fair and all the invited guests posted glowing reviews of what they saw, I ended up being disappointed as heck.

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 January 2020 - 10:34 PM)

JediNews UK basically said they got a walkthrough of Lego's showcase...but were legally bound to NOT talk about anything, much less take pics.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:24 PM)

I wondered why I had seen basically nothing newsworthy from the event

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 January 2020 - 10:14 PM)

Word is that Hasbro and Lego have their UK Toy Fair stuff on MAJOR lockdown. Full NDAs and everything.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 09:28 PM)

Seeing people say the $0.99 + $20 shipping item is cheaper than the $19.99 + free shipping item and getting tons of likes for it... I just don't know anymore.

@  Telly : (23 January 2020 - 09:11 PM)

if you havent already, y'all check your walmarts clearance aisle. i found siege six shot for $5. course, it could just be my walmart, but never hurts to look

@  Vexwing : (23 January 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Candlejack is going to need more ro


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#21 Shenanigans

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:05 PM

The original Ghostbusters are old enough now to do a passing the torch storyline, there's literally no reason to reboot the bloody franchise. Everybody's already seen Ghostbusters, you don't need to explain it to them or rehash it with a different cast. Also pls cast my bae Olivia Munn.


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:06 PM


Make it Chicago based, and have these women come into it on their own. They can come across the original team's research while looking up their own stuff. You can even do a meet up with one of the old guard to get that in there, but these charactets should have their own story to play out. It's the only way it'll stand the test of time in its own right.

You know what? I like the idea, if its set in the old universe, they'll have all the internet stuff to get them started, along with a few "hacked" proton pack and trap schemata.
 
But why the love for chicago? If they gotta set it anywhere, set it in the city that already looks like the world ended: detroit or nothing!

Why not New Orleans?
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:06 PM

Yeah, Hudson's response is unfortunate.

 


Seriously, this is devistating. Two movies and an awesome videogame: gone, never happened. Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler, and Dr. Ray Stant and Winston Zeddmore: never existed, which means also no unlicenced nuclear accelerator or traps or pke meter.

 

 

How do you figure? We all watched them. They existed.

Does a new Optimus Prime negate the existence of the others? Absolutely not. This movie is its own thing, and you won't convince me that dudes busting ghosts in their 60's works without Harold Ramis. We know nothing about the movie beyond the fact that women are at the helm. And people are losing their minds over it.

That's pretty telling.



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:07 PM

The original Ghostbusters are old enough now to do a passing the torch storyline, there's literally no reason to reboot the bloody franchise. Everybody's already seen Ghostbusters, you don't need to explain it to them or rehash it with a different cast. Also pls cast my bae Olivia Munn.


Harold Ramis did a script like that but the director is too afraid to touch the old stuff, plus hes huge on origin stories.
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:15 PM

This seems like a rather large over-reaction. Did people freak out when they did the Ghostbusters Bishoujo statue? Although whatever they do, something Bishoujo-esque is the last thing I'd want to see (for any character of anything, really).

 

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:19 PM

You can do an origin story and still be in the same universe. I'd rather learn to love these ladies on their own, but that's no reason to erase history. Believe it or not, in real life time moves forward.
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:25 PM

I don't particularly mind the reboot and a stronger female presence is welcome but making an all-female cast honestly sounds like a gimmick.

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:26 PM

But the original team was an all dude cast?
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:30 PM

This seems like a rather large over-reaction. Did people freak out when they did the Ghostbusters Bishoujo statue?


Were all freaking out because of what the director has said and done:

1.No actors from the original two movies will appear in the movie
2. Hes big on origin stories and does not want to go back to that universe
3. He has done mostly chick flics ie brides maids, the heat etc.

All we wanted was a new story to build on the old. Thats what Dan has been trying to do for years. But its going away now
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:34 PM

But the original team was an all dude cast?


That's why this strikes me as being different for the sake of being different.

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:53 PM

I'd rather they play with genders than recast four dudes to play characters they have no right to play. I don't want to take this thread there, but girls can be in teams with only other girls and these girls can be scientists with out it being a gimmick and it could be awesome.

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 09:09 PM

If you don't want to do an origin story why not simply make it a sequel?

 

I'm not too enthused with them dropping pretty much everything that makes them Ghostbusters. This is like the equivalent of "Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull" if Harrison Ford weren't involved.

 

Which would seem to have been an even bigger disaster.


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 09:48 PM

I like the idea of female Ghostbusters.  I love the idea of an ALL female team.

 

 I'm even into not featuring any of the original team in the movie: I'd much rather let a new team have a chance to stand on their own without the new team having the lingering shadow of the old one over them in the context of the movie and allow the fates of those characters to remain left to the imagination. Let people imagine, despite Bill Murray's disinterest and Harold Ramis' passing, that Ray, Egon, Peter and Winston are still out there, doing their thing, without invoking something like Indy 4's scene with photos of the departed on a desk.  Don't give the original team finality.
 

...buuuuttt I'm not sure I see the need for a reboot when Ghostbusters II has already proven the entirety of New York City can will itself into ignoring the existence of ghosts within a timeframe of five years in the wake of supernatural near-armageddon at the hands of a god in the form of a giant snackfood.  Or when The Game provided a nice "out" to follow a new team in a new context in the form suggesting they turn Ghostbusters into a franchise.  I guess it depends on the story they want to tell, but right now knowing nothing else it feels like a missed opportunity to keep building a world, especially when every other bit of spin-off media has used the first two films in-canon.


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 09:57 PM

I'd rather they play with genders than recast four dudes to play characters they have no right to play. I don't want to take this thread there, but girls can be in teams with only other girls and these girls can be scientists with out it being a gimmick and it could be awesome.


Did I say they couldn't...? We know next to nothing about this new film and that's just my first impression given that Hollywood does not have a good track record.

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 10:36 PM

I'm even into not featuring any of the original team in the movie: I'd much rather let a new team have a chance to stand on their own without the new team having the lingering shadow of the old one over them in the context of the movie and allow the fates of those characters to remain left to the imagination.

 

I don't think you can realistically avoid that shadow. And I don't think bringing the oldies in for torch-passing means you lose your chance to let the new characters shine.

 

Let people imagine, despite Bill Murray's disinterest and Harold Ramis' passing, that Ray, Egon, Peter and Winston are still out there, doing their thing, without invoking something like Indy 4's scene with photos of the departed on a desk.  Don't give the original team finality.

 

This, though, is a very appealing approach. As much as I personally do want to see that finality, I can easily understand arguments against it.


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 10:51 PM

Don't like it being a reboot. I think I'd like the all lady gimmick, if its played as a gimmick. Have 2 lady scientist try to start there own busting company. They don't get taken seriously because they are female. They try a sex sells approach and get an eye candy buster. When they show up an all male busting team they recruit there intern as there fourth. Running gags about cease and dessist order from the original busters. End with the girls receiving an offer for an official GB franchise.
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:03 PM

Reboot with an all-female team?  Where's Dan when we need him?

 

It should be based on the IDW female team, with Ron being the Winston of the group.



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:05 PM

I think its being handled really awkwardly. I'm not really sure there is any need for it to be a total reboot but also they way they specifically made sure everyone know ahead of time its going to be all women it comes off.. odd? Like one one hand it doesn't give me a lot of faith that it would be handled right and on the other hand itseems like it would have made more of a statement to cast women in the role and then if anyone asks why just shrug and say they were who they felt were the best fit. Like making a big deal out of it feels weird to me like its for points. I dunno.

 

I can't get really emotionally invested in it tbh because its jsut been too long since ghostbusters were relevant to my life. We kept getting teased with stuff and it never worked out right.. so if someone wants to fuss with the francise whatever. I can see where other people might be more annoyed.



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:11 PM

I'm with you, Murry.  What in the name of Gozer were they thinking?  I want a real Ghostbusters 3, even if they have to replace the old cast with some new blood, not an all-female reboot that will end up ruining the series because whoever is writing this one will probably go overboard on the sexual stuff (while the original films had some sexual scenes, at least they didn't go as far as make them the selling point.)

 

Either someone at Sony crossed the streams, or Hollywood idiocy just got to them.



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:32 PM

I am totally down for seeing women working in the thankless and filthy world of extermination. I honestly can't remember seeing women represented that way in...ever.

 

Something tells me they'll completely throw out the 'They're basically exterminators' angle though. Unfortunate.


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