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@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2019 - 08:45 PM)

@xellos We get to many of those in Hollywood movies.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 08:13 PM)

Re:Creators!

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 07:47 PM)

There is also Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, where people regularly get summoned to a fantasy world, then eventually sent back with their accumulated powers (and the main character smuggles the demon lord's daugher by his request, which is a no-no)

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 07:23 PM)

We need more inverse isekais, like The Devil is a Part-Timer

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 04:11 PM)

I feel like Tron is pushing it but I can't actually come up with an argument to that effect

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

To Arazyr- I don't see why it wouldn't be.


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 02:29 PM

Done in a similar style to Tornado, the people at BotCon have put up 3 new character based Facebook pages for BotCon 2015.  Check them out below!

 

https://www.facebook.com/AxiomNewsRook

https://www.facebook...419639905016819

https://www.facebook...099425733417863

 

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 03:47 PM

Tornado was well received last year so here is hoping that the Axiom News crew can also appeal to those wanting to know what is happening in Axiom Nexus (Botcon 2015).



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 04:02 PM

Wonder if Rook and Andromeda are at show Exclusives.

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 04:43 PM

IMO, the problem with Rook is that he's a gray Windcharger, not Tailgate, but Tailgate is the one with the faceplate and now there's a Windcharger that looks like Tailgate. Unless the Club uses the Scout Windcharger with a new head, it's just not going to capture him correctly.

 

Andromeda... I can't say I have much interest in her. I can't even figure out what she'd be made from. I don't think we've seen her Transtech body, but the G1 and SG Andromedas are cars. Arcee is both too new and already pink, so I don't feel that works very well. I also think there's a certain cost-vs-demand element involved, as she doesn't really do anything. Rook at least can coast by on sporadic appearances and being a past Botcon toy, but Andromeda doesn't even have that much going for her.

 

But Fun Pub has done wackier stuff and had it turn out well, so hey, I'm intrigued anyway. :D


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Posted 08 May 2015 - 05:07 PM

I want it to come to light that there's some inspiration behind Andromeda from the Roddenberry show of the same name. Probably not the merest scrap of connection, but it'd be cool. Y'know, since the ship in the show was also called "Romy" by some of the crew.

 

This is a cute little thing that they did and I approve of it.


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Posted 08 May 2015 - 07:05 PM

If Rook and/or Andromeda are indeed at-show exclusives then I'm really going to need to find a way to snag them. I dig Rook quite a bit and love the Axiom Nexus setting (which is absolutely no surprise to anyone). :D



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 07:33 PM

IMO, the problem with Rook is that he's a gray Windcharger, not Tailgate, but Tailgate is the one with the faceplate and now there's a Windcharger that looks like Tailgate. Unless the Club uses the Scout Windcharger with a new head, it's just not going to capture him correctly.

 

Any reason the Scout Windcharger with the existing Tailgate head won't work? Perhaps I'm not understanding the problem, but mixing-and-matching with the tooling has been done for BotCon several times.



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 07:46 PM

Yay Cloud World and the Alternity are acknowledged!

 

Always wanted to see how the TransTechs thought of them.


 

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:30 PM

 

IMO, the problem with Rook is that he's a gray Windcharger, not Tailgate, but Tailgate is the one with the faceplate and now there's a Windcharger that looks like Tailgate. Unless the Club uses the Scout Windcharger with a new head, it's just not going to capture him correctly.

Any reason the Scout Windcharger with the existing Tailgate head won't work? Perhaps I'm not understanding the problem, but mixing-and-matching with the tooling has been done for BotCon several times.

Yes. I want a Rook that looks like Windcharger, not a Rook that looks like Tailgate and gets a pass because there was a not very good Windcharger repaint that looked nothing like him aside from the head that wouldn't be used anyway.

 

Again, IMO. I'm not trying to influence opinion, I'm just stating my own.



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:41 PM

Scout Windcharger doesn't even look like Windcharger. He has a hood chest. Surely that's not a better match for Rook than the Tailgate mold, new head or no.



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:50 PM

I can't wait to see what offensive things these accounts like! 


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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:56 PM

CNN?



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Posted 09 May 2015 - 09:20 AM

 

 

IMO, the problem with Rook is that he's a gray Windcharger, not Tailgate, but Tailgate is the one with the faceplate and now there's a Windcharger that looks like Tailgate. Unless the Club uses the Scout Windcharger with a new head, it's just not going to capture him correctly.

Any reason the Scout Windcharger with the existing Tailgate head won't work? Perhaps I'm not understanding the problem, but mixing-and-matching with the tooling has been done for BotCon several times.

Yes. I want a Rook that looks like Windcharger, not a Rook that looks like Tailgate and gets a pass because there was a not very good Windcharger repaint that looked nothing like him aside from the head that wouldn't be used anyway.

 

Again, IMO. I'm not trying to influence opinion, I'm just stating my own.

 

 

Oh, wait, I see. By "Scout Windcharger" you mean the RtS version. (I thought you were talking about the current mold, which admittedly isn't a Scout, but which is why your statement confused me).

 

Honestly, with that hood-chest, RtS Windcharger shouldn't look like Windcharger as much as it does, although I agree it's a better Windcharger figure. I haven't even bothered picking up this CW version.


Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 09 May 2015 - 09:21 AM.


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Posted 09 May 2015 - 10:03 AM

THREE?!!! Man, they're really ambitious this year!
 
And, woohoo! More Axiom Nexus fiction to read! WEEEEE! :)

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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.

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 11:51 AM

Scout Windcharger doesn't even look like Windcharger. He has a hood chest. Surely that's not a better match for Rook than the Tailgate mold, new head or no.

I have my issues with the hood chest as well, but the overall figure captures Windcharger for me a lot better than the extremely MTMTE Tailgate with Windcharger's head slapped on--and we wouldn't even have that to work with in this hypothetical Rook.



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Posted 09 May 2015 - 03:30 PM

I guess we have pretty different mental images of Windcharger.



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Posted 09 May 2015 - 04:39 PM

I remember Windcharger best as the "guy who ruthlessly murdered Starscream with his magnets in that one book."


 

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 12:40 AM

I remember him as the guy who strangely hung out with Spike (rather than Bumblebee doing that), and who survived a pit of dangerous crystals because he transformed (his rubber tires protected him somehow), in the Optimus clone episode.

 

And the guy who teamed up with Ravage to stop Aunty in an early UK comic.


Edited by Sabrblade, 10 May 2015 - 12:41 AM.

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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.

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 05:42 AM

MWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
 

ANDROMEDA'S POST SAYS "UNIEND 610.23 ZETA" EXODUS

 

ALIGNED CONFIRMED FOR MULTIVERSE

 

ALSO HERO MASHERS IS IT'S OWN THING TOO (IOCUS)


 

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 06:19 AM

Brilliant. Puts the "Aligned VS the Multiverse" thing Aaron Archer started to rest. I'm a little sad it wasn't designated Primax just to mess with us, but oh well.

 

Also, sneaky 3H reference. Will the Hartman's presence at BotCon '15 lead to Hero Mashers exclusives???


Edited by Gearshift, 10 May 2015 - 06:20 AM.




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