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@  Rycochet : (26 June 2017 - 06:50 PM)

Because people want some approximation of the look and feel of the vintage console and playing experience? It's not like the Mini-Snes is being produced instead of these games being released on the switch VC, that'll happen eventually anyway

@  RichardT1977 : (26 June 2017 - 06:39 PM)

Sega did it with some of their Genesis titles for the PS3 and XBox 360, and Midway did the same. Several times.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 June 2017 - 06:39 PM)

Instead of making classic consoles with classic games built in, why not release those games in classic sets for the Switch?

@  Rycochet : (26 June 2017 - 06:25 PM)

The fate of 2002 MOTU still makes me sad, I loved that line.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 June 2017 - 05:59 PM)

Bah. There are many many toys rarer than Movieverse toys. Any character that wasn't He-Man or Skeletor for instance! :)

@  Paladin : (26 June 2017 - 05:16 PM)

Nintendo consoles are the only things rarer than new waves of Movieverse toys.

@  Telly : (26 June 2017 - 04:12 PM)

*nevermind*

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 June 2017 - 03:48 PM)

Nintendo claims they'll be producing "significantly more" units of the SNES, so maybe there's a chance. It'd be better this time if they just took pre-orders, and based their production on that

@  Dracula : (26 June 2017 - 03:46 PM)

Nobody is getting that.

@  Bass X0 : (26 June 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Anyone getting the SNES Classic with StarFox 2?

@  RichardT1977 : (26 June 2017 - 01:56 PM)

Office: Submarine!

@  Robowang : (26 June 2017 - 01:52 PM)

SUBMARINE ACTION

@  Robowang : (26 June 2017 - 01:51 PM)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/172749564060?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

@  Arazyr : (26 June 2017 - 11:03 AM)

Preorders just got posted at BBTS...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (26 June 2017 - 09:52 AM)

I have yet to see any TR wave 5 items at retail in my area, only in Internet reports from overseas.

@  unluckiness : (26 June 2017 - 09:28 AM)

They're clogging shelves here, which is odd. I expected the Generations toys to be somewhat cut down in favor of movie stuff.

@  Pennpenn : (26 June 2017 - 08:11 AM)

I dunno, I got a bunch of "Blitzwing and Octone cosplaying as Megatron and Optimus Prime" in my local TRU, does that help?

@  Paladin : (26 June 2017 - 07:52 AM)

so will TitanReturns Blitzwing & Octone ever actually come out or have they just vanished into neverland?

@  Dekafox : (26 June 2017 - 07:10 AM)

With explosions instead of pouches and pockets.

@  Nevermore : (26 June 2017 - 02:45 AM)

Michael Bay is the Rob Liefeld of the movie industry.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 June 2017 - 02:25 AM)

I took a mega-deuce once. It was quite the epic battle.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 June 2017 - 02:01 AM)

Now if we could explode Justin Bieber, I might pay to watch it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 June 2017 - 11:47 PM)

Bieber isn't nearly as over-the-top as explosions director.

@  Bass X0 : (25 June 2017 - 11:35 PM)

Michael Bay is Justin Bieber of the movie industry- everyone makes fun out of his over- the- top -style but he keeps pulling in huge amounts of money

@  Noideaforaname : (25 June 2017 - 11:03 PM)

<--- stifled laughter

@  Sean Whitmore : (25 June 2017 - 10:56 PM)

Ah crap, I typed that into the chat thing and not the search field. Disregard.

@  Sean Whitmore : (25 June 2017 - 10:55 PM)

Twin peak

@  Noideaforaname : (25 June 2017 - 07:29 PM)

Nitro Ze-us, Nitro Ze-us! Nitro Ze-us, Nitro Ze-us, ooooh Nitro Ze-us!

@  Patchouli Kn... : (25 June 2017 - 07:26 PM)

Exactly what I was going for!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 June 2017 - 07:25 PM)

Dr. Zaius Dr. Zaius

@  Patchouli Kn... : (25 June 2017 - 07:10 PM)

Ah.

@  Dracula : (25 June 2017 - 07:07 PM)

It's pronounced like Megadeus

@  Patchouli Kn... : (25 June 2017 - 06:59 PM)

Is the "Zeus" pronounced like "Zoose" or "Zayus?"

@  Dracula : (25 June 2017 - 05:47 PM)

sorry I saw the name and just got excited

@  Dracula : (25 June 2017 - 05:47 PM)

NITRO ZEUS

@  Paladin : (25 June 2017 - 06:57 AM)

nobody here has moved past Wave 1. maybe if they hadn't crammed it with repaints....

@  Noideaforaname : (25 June 2017 - 06:46 AM)

Nitro's gonna be a pain in the butt to find, isn't he?

@  Pennpenn : (25 June 2017 - 03:51 AM)

Actually, on the subject of TLK toys, the voyager Nitro Zues or whatver looks pretty good. If I see it cheap I might give it to the Thunderwing head.

@  Pennpenn : (24 June 2017 - 09:58 PM)

Been playing a bit of Saints Row 4 and honestly the Blast Blast is hilariously overpowered.

@  Rycochet : (24 June 2017 - 05:28 PM)

And a better headsculpt.

@  unluckiness : (24 June 2017 - 05:23 PM)

It actually has half decent gimmicks too.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 June 2017 - 04:03 PM)

It's still crap but at least it takes up less space.

@  Rycochet : (24 June 2017 - 10:31 AM)

I'd rather have Armada Sideswipe than Alternator Sideswipe.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 June 2017 - 09:50 AM)

What he's really doing is buying all the sideswipe, so that after the apocolypse.. He'll have an army to take ove the world!

@  unluckiness : (24 June 2017 - 09:00 AM)

We could be taking this the wrong way. What if this person means to sacrifice their own money to prevent Armada Sideswipes from falling into the hands of those who don't know better?

@  Rycochet : (24 June 2017 - 06:26 AM)

People say silly things online all the time, usually followed by a smilie or a wink. Take away the context and they go from being a joke to absurd hyperbole.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 June 2017 - 06:07 AM)

But that would miss the entire point of hyperbole.

@  Pennpenn : (24 June 2017 - 06:03 AM)

Well that's a stupid attitude from someone who would waste a lot of money. I mean, they should just... not buy movie toys?

@  Bass X0 : (24 June 2017 - 04:52 AM)

Most insane thing I read of the day: "I would rather buy 100 Armada Sideswipes and PRiD Airachnids than buy any Bayformers crap"

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2017 - 06:10 PM)

His dialogue is full of allusions to his infamous lookalike, though sometimes as subversions. Oh, and sometimes he sings Karaoke. Check his rendition of "My Way", it's on Youtube.


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#641 Aberration

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 07:02 PM

Did anyone mention Ned Lee from Spec Spid?  Cool reference.

AgentOrange said that Ned had been Asian before, which I assumed was referring to that.

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 12:37 PM

 

Did anyone mention Ned Lee from Spec Spid?  Cool reference.

AgentOrange said that Ned had been Asian before, which I assumed was referring to that.

 

 

Ned Leeds/Lee was Asiatic in Greg Weisman's "Spectacular Spider-Man" series.


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Posted 18 December 2016 - 05:58 PM

I didn't even realize Ned was in Spectacular

 

 

 

 

Edit: oh ya guess he was. I probably gave no real care to his character since he really didn't matter much in the long run.


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Posted 18 December 2016 - 11:36 PM

I didn't even realize Ned was in Spectacular

 

 

 

 

Edit: oh ya guess he was. I probably gave no real care to his character since he really didn't matter much in the long run.

 

Meh. That's probably only because we never had the Hobgoblin properly show up.


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Posted 25 December 2016 - 01:24 AM

Peter's friend is Ned Leeds, a fellow Bugle reporter from the comics (and rival for the affections for Betty Brant) who was framed as being the original Hobgoblin (pre- Jason Macendale, the most well-known version) and murdered by assassins before the truth was revealed.  So, basically, he's just a good guy.

 

Okay. I didn't know who it was. What does Flash Thompson look like in this?


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 11:31 PM

https://www.google.c...-homecoming/amp

An article on Flash.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 01:38 AM

In a Spider-Man thread?

 

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Oh, that Flash. :doh


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 02:19 AM

Again, I don't look at this actor and think that he's a perfect choice to play Flash Thompson. You may say race isn't important to his character but being a high school football jock is, and he just doesn't have the right build or look. Is anyone going to defend the choice and say the role hasn't been mis-cast? They can't just bring in any random actor to play the role of any random character.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 04:26 AM

Nobody thought Heath "Brokeback Mountain" Ledger could play a good Joker, either.

 

That said, everybody was defending Jessie "Zombieland" Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and we saw how that trainwreck turned out. So it's 50/50.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 12:19 PM

I think Flash Thompson will be in the half the time it doesn't work. I do think some actors are typecast to a certain type of role so its hard to imagine them doing other kind of roles they haven't done before, but I don't even know Flash Thompson's actor or what he is capable of so all I have to go on is his appearance and from that alone, I just don't get the Flash Thompson vibe. It could be that its a case of same name different character for a different universe like so many Transformers characters are different in Michael Bay's movies compared to the the character of the same name in the 80s (like Skids). Although I don't hold comic book movies to having to be completely 100% accurate to the comic books they are based on, I do expect them to be mostly accurate. More so than I do with  modern and old Transformers characters.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 02:17 PM

Again, I don't look at this actor and think that he's a perfect choice to play Flash Thompson. You may say race isn't important to his character but being a high school football jock is, and he just doesn't have the right build or look. Is anyone going to defend the choice and say the role hasn't been mis-cast? They can't just bring in any random actor to play the role of any random character.

It's high school. There's plenty of jocks who aren't huge at that age. Also, these kids appear to be at somekind of boarding school (Peter is roomies with Ned'), so everybody may be somewhat of an academic, and even the jocks may not all be hulking masses. Also, in Queens/Brooklyn/Manhattan these days, it's not unusual for non-nerd kids to dress up like hipsters.

Basically, that kid could easily be a Flash in that kind of school in today's NYC.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 06:47 PM

Flash Thompson has two major attributes

 

1) Jerk (overall, but especially to Peter)

2) Fan of Spider-man (which makes 1 all the more hilarious)

 

This actor doesn't fit the "classic" comic archetype but that doesn't necessarily mean that he will be bad or that the role was miscast.

 

That said, everybody was defending Jessie "Zombieland" Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and we saw how that trainwreck turned out. So it's 50/50.

 

 

It's actually 75/25 when you factor in Leto's Joker.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:40 PM

I blame the Lex Luthor situation more on a bad script and direction. His quirkiness was interesting. Jolly Ranchers and peeing in jars was just gross.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 03:12 AM

 

Flash Thompson has two major attributes

 
1) Jerk (overall, but especially to Peter)
2) Fan of Spider-man (which makes 1 all the more hilarious)

 

Three. The third being tough guy highschool football star who gets all the girls. That's his number one main attribute.

 

Which doesn't support your agenda on why this actor makes for a believable or appropriate Flash Thompson so I see why you neglected to list it.

 

 

This actor doesn't fit the "classic" comic archetype but that doesn't necessarily mean that he will be bad or that the role was miscast.

 

I see "miscast" is now syonymous with "equal opportunities".  You don't look like anything the character from the original source material looks like? Come and audition anyway! You'll very likely get the role!


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 03:16 AM

Flash hasn't been the "no. 1 football star who gets all the girls" in decades, he's been a soldier recovering from PTSD, a history of failed relationships, and struggling to control the Venom symbiote.

 

So you don't seem to get "what he's all about" as much as you seem to think.


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 12:55 PM

Flash hasn't been the "no. 1 football star who gets all the girls" in decades, he's been a soldier recovering from PTSD, a history of failed relationships, and struggling to control the Venom symbiote.

 

So you don't seem to get "what he's all about" as much as you seem to think.

 

I'm confused... I thought Homecoming was focusing on the highschool days of teenager Peter Parker and his friends, not a movie that has decades and decades of backstory and character development that the modern day Flash Thompson has in the comics. Huh. Homecoming has more relation to the very first Spiderman comics, not the present comics.


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 12:58 PM

Man, I heard this wasn't even set in the 60s. I just can't relate with these comics at all, so much for source material.

Seriously though. I have nephews in the 15/16 age range who are in sports, wrestling and football specifically. They are VERY similarly built to Tony Revelori. There's nothing wrong with the casting unless you're expecting to see someone who looks 25+ and a bodybuilder.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 06:49 PM



His quirkiness was interesting.

 

It really wasn't. It was tiresome and grating. Especially the fact he apparently knew who Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent were with no prior set up or explanation. And don't even try the Darkseid excuse - because how would Darkseid know? For that matter why would he even care?

 

EDIT: As for the actual topic though, I'm willing to wait and see before casting judgement on Flash. Given the Machiavellian nature of Disney/Marvel contracts, I'm sure even at this point the Execs are already looking ahead to future Agent Venom movies.


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 10:30 PM

 

That said, everybody was defending Jessie "Zombieland" Eisenberg as Lex Luthor

 

i wasnt. i knew hed be horrible and he didnt disappoint!

 

but then, i just dont like him anyway. cept for zombieland


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 09:38 PM

Looks decent but Michael Keaton is great casting for Vulture no doubt and hope we get Mysterio or Scorpion soon.





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