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@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:12 PM)

This place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 January 2020 - 03:38 PM)

I took one step beyond the outer limits to the twilight zone.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 10:19 AM)

All retail is basically the same.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2020 - 10:00 AM)

Walmart just needs to go bankrupt already.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:19 AM)

They didn't put the 35th anniversary stuff back out until after new year. I'm no retail expert, but I feel like having stock on the shelf is better than the back. Especially toys at christmas time.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Yeah, my local walmart took away the 35th anniversary endcap weeks before Christmas and left the Transformer section empty well past Christmas.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Mine only has the 35th Anniversary Voyagers. A whole lot of them.

@  Telly : (19 January 2020 - 11:35 PM)

just be happy your walmart even stocks voyagers. mine doesnt

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 January 2020 - 08:53 PM)

Figures that Walmart finally restocks Studio Voyagers...with Wave ONE

@  ThunderWear : (19 January 2020 - 09:27 AM)

I snagged Rainmakers for half off.  They make me want jolly ranchers.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.


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#21 Sabrblade

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 01:26 PM

Mother goose and grimm?

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Not even close.


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Posted 08 September 2015 - 04:04 PM

 

I will give it a shot, if you guys don't mind... 

 

It was a live action tv show about time travel. The heroes were a kid and his... uncle? Grandpa? Pretty sure not his father. They were traveling in a machine that always reminded me of a glorified camper. :p Their enemy was a black guy (I think) who was time traveling in a cool looking armor. Their goal was to find bunch of time crystals or something like that, that were scattered across space and time.

 

Anyone recognise this, or did I just dream it all up? :p I've been looking for this for good 10 years now.

 

 

I know exactly the one you mean there is a very attractive young brunette actress in it who looks a bit like Pheobe Cates or Mira Sara (Actually Jennifer Burns who was later in Power Rangers & Space Above & Beyond) they get chased about bye this Menacing Scientist in Armour called Zoetrope (played by Derek Webster) and there is a twist ending.

 

It's called Josh Kirby Time Warrior : http://www.imdb.com/...=nm_flmg_act_10

 

I remember it well as I had a huge crush on Jennifer Burns. I also remember Irwin (the Character Barrie Inglham played) as he's so memorable in from : ST:TNG Up the long Ladder episode - they guy who causes so much problems for the crew by starting fires etc...

http://www.imdb.com/...=nm_flmg_act_15so when I saw him in this I remember him right away.

 

Here is a trail :

 

 

It's cheesy as all heck - but actually has some quite snappy dialogue in it sometimes so it's harmless fun (I liked it anyway).

 

Yes! That's it! Thank you so helping me find it. Cheers! :D



#23 StarSaber

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 07:07 PM

I have one as well, I remember an old kids show from the 90s on Nick (I believe) that didn't last long but I remember something about some kids who might have had special powers/telepathy, dealing with Wasp or Hornets that were hurting people. It was live action and sadly thats all I can remember. May have been a telephone booth involved as well.

 
The Tomorrow People

That would be my thought as well. The original British series, not the cancelled CW remake from last year.

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#24 AgentOrange

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 07:21 PM

 

 

I have one as well, I remember an old kids show from the 90s on Nick (I believe) that didn't last long but I remember something about some kids who might have had special powers/telepathy, dealing with Wasp or Hornets that were hurting people. It was live action and sadly thats all I can remember. May have been a telephone booth involved as well.

 
The Tomorrow People

That would be my thought as well. The original British series, not the cancelled CW remake from last year.

-SS (which was a pretty decent series on its own.)

 

 

Not the original either.  The 90's remake if it was Nickelodeon and had the mosquito plot.


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#25 Mighty Maximal

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 07:49 PM

Yes! That's it! Thank you so helping me find it. Cheers! :D

 

Happy to help.

 

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I have another one - something a bit unusual this time as I sort of know what it is - sort of.
 
During the 1990's or early 00's there was a film education series on the BBC in the UK that used to cover every aspect of film making - this is pretty much the same thing as Doctor Who Confidential used to be. but the ones in question I would like to track down featured Bond Movies (Brosans one or later) they were way more extensive than you get on Home discs and covered everything from CGI compositing to Catering to Music composition to Building the props, the sets, the roles of the crew, continuity - you name it they covered it - and the series I belive lasted a while and covered more than one Bond Movie.
 
Now I have a suspicion they may have used the Doctor Who stuff in the same way in more recent years but the Bond stuff was really interesting and I'd like to see it again. does anyone know what I'm on about have they heard of it or know if it might be found some place ?


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Posted 09 September 2015 - 12:03 AM

I remember watching a cartoon back in the early 90's that I never what it was called, but I remember the premise and two episodes of it quite vividly. Each episode was based on a classic fairy tale or nursery rhyme story. The main character (whose name I don't remember) I think was an anthropomorphic animal of some kind and lived in what I think was some underground home in a forest with his friends who were also talking animals. In both episodes, the main character would be unwillingly forced into the role of a character from one of the stories that each episode was based on.

 

 

The first episode I recall was based on Little Red Riding Hood. The main character got turned into The Big Bad Wolf... except that he wasn't The Big bad Wolf of the story since the real Big Bad Wolf was also in the story at the same time (to distinguish the two, the main character's wolf form was brown while the real wolf was gray). As the wolf, the main character would try to change the story to fix any problems he saw in it, while the story's characters themselves seemed aware that they were playing out the events of the story and kept trying to force the main character to play out the story as it's supposed to be.

 

A scene I recall very well from this episode is when the main character (as the wolf) heads to Grandmumsy's (as she was called) house and tries to convince her that he isn't the real Big Bad Wolf and that he wants to help her, but Grandmumsy (trying to stick to the story proper) refuses to listen and insists that the wolf she's speaking to is there to eat her. This leads to an argument between the two with the two of them have this back and forth exchange:

"No! I'm here to help you!"

"No! You're here to eat me!"

"Help you!"

"Eat me!"

"Help you!"

"Eat me!"

"Help you!"

"Eat me!"

The argument ends with the main character succumbing to the instincts of his wolf form and he looks as though he really is about to eat her. But then the scene dissolves into a time skip in which we see the main character (still in his wolf form) waking up in Grandmumsy's pink pajamas with his stomach large and bulbous, causing him to think that he really did eat Grandmumsy.

 

When Little Red Riding Hood and the real Big Bad Wolf arrive and see the main character having seemingly already eaten Grandmumsy, both of them are irked to see how much he's ruined the story and so the real Big Bad Wolf decides that the only way to get the story back on course is for him to eat the main character. The main character flees from Grandmumsy's house into the woods and finds, strangely enough, some kind of office building where he tells the attendant at the desk that he needs to speak to the person in charge. The attendant doesn't let him for some reason (he might have needed an appointment or something), and when Red Riding Hood and the real wolf catch up to him, a big commotion ensues that causes the boss of the place to burst out of his office to see what's going on. And the boss is some kind of vampire or something.

 

After everyone explains their sides of the story, the vampire reveals that Grandmumsy wasn't eaten and she steps out of his office, just as angry over how badly the story has deviated from how it's supposed to have gone. Shocked to see Grandmumsy alive, the main character draws attention to his bulbous stomach and questions why it's so huge. A little knob on his stomach is then pulled to reveal that it was just inflated to simulate Grandmumsy having been eaten.

 

I don't remember how the story part of the episode ended, but once the main character is snapped back to his own proper reality by revealing that it was all a dream, he tells the horrible tale to his friends in which this exchange occurred:

Main character: "I dreamed that I ate Grandmumsy!"

His friends: *gasp!*

Main character: "Well, I thought I ate Grandmumsy."

His friends: *sigh of relief*

 

 

The second episode I remember was based on Jack and the Beanstalk. The main character this time got turned into Jack, but this time he was the real Jack instead of a second one, so not like what happened with the wolf in the other episode. Anyway, as Jack, the main character is instructed by Jack's mother to do some work like his chores or something, and something leads to them having the beanstalk grow like in the story. The main character climbs up the beanstalk and finds the castle with the giant inside it. The giant doesn't like the main character (as Jack) and I think the giant wanted to eat him. But the giant's wife takes pity on the main character and tries to help him escape. She sends her husband away as she tries to help the main character escape, but the main character won't leave until he takes something that can help with the poverty of Jack's mother. The giant's wife gives the main character a single gold coin from the giant's treasure, but the coin is so ginormous that the main character accidently drops it down the beanstalk.

 

The giant coin lands in the ground below, creating a narrow but deep hole in the ground near Jack's mother's house. As the main character tries to dig it out, he finds his efforts futile as the coin seems to have fallen so far down into the earth that it's nowhere to be found. So he limbs back up the beanstalk to get something else from the giant's castle. The giant tries again to stop the main character, but the giant's wife again distracts him to send him off. This time, she gives the main character the goose that lays golden eggs (which itself can talk). Inside the castle, we are shown that the goose can seemingly lay golden eggs at will, but when the main character brings it down the beanstalk to show to Jack's mother (whose reaction to being told what this goose is was something like "You're kidding me!"), all the goose is able to lay are instead worthless dark-colored cubes.

 

The main character tries one more time to get something of value from the giant's castle, and this time the giant's wife gives him the golden harp that soothes her husband (which itself is an anthropomorphic harp with a squeaky voice). However, this time the giant is not warded off by his wife and instead chases after the main character down the beanstalk. Once the main character gets down the beanstalk, however, the harp accidentally falls into the hole created by the coin from earlier and breaks upon hitting the bottom. When it is pulled out from the hole, we see that its strings are snapped and its frame is busted.

 

What's worse is that the giant is on his way down the beanstalk and the main character quickly asks Jack's mother for an axe so he can chop down the beanstalk. Jack's Mother, however, hands him the only thing she has on hand: a broom. With no axe to chop down the beanstalk, the angry giant reaches the ground and confronts the cowering main character. I don't remember what happened after that point, though.

 

 

All my attempts to find what this show was have failed me. All I know is that it was on in the early 90's (it could have started in the 80's though) and I didn't have cable at the time so it must have aired on broadcast television.

This triggers a memory. I think I've seen this, but I have no idea what it is. >_<


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Posted 19 September 2015 - 02:03 AM

 

 

 

I have one as well, I remember an old kids show from the 90s on Nick (I believe) that didn't last long but I remember something about some kids who might have had special powers/telepathy, dealing with Wasp or Hornets that were hurting people. It was live action and sadly thats all I can remember. May have been a telephone booth involved as well.

 
The Tomorrow People

That would be my thought as well. The original British series, not the cancelled CW remake from last year.

-SS (which was a pretty decent series on its own.)

 

 

Not the original either.  The 90's remake if it was Nickelodeon and had the mosquito plot.

 

Looks like it might have been. Thanks AgentOrange and StarSaber.




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Posted 12 January 2016 - 08:51 AM

I have another One - I'm trying to recall a Movie it might be a Thriller, a Martial art movie or even a James Bond Movie or even a TV show - and the scene that I'm recalling is a western woman leaving the scene and coming back wearing a tight chinese style (cantonese style possibly with short sleeves) decorated red silk dress (not a wrap dress) with her hair up and stick in her hair and impressing all the men.

 

I think this was done in Smallville in some form once - but I think there was an older one from a 1970's or 1980's source - it's a bit like how Willie is Dressed in Temple of Doom - same sort of idea but the dress style is Cantonese not Indian like in IJ &the TOD.

 

Anyone got any ideas ?