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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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#12421 Shrug

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:56 PM

If you check the TFW thread on Trypticon Batch numbers, it eventually gets to the point where people are claiming good Tryps on previously reported bad batch numbers and vice versa.

Iirc, the prevailing theory is that it's just a crappy batch of hip springs that aren't consistent.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:33 PM

I don't think it much matters, the last two Trypticons I've dealt with, mine and a friend's, both had similar issues but the hips were fixed with Cube Lube, and the tail 'clunk' was fixed by gluing the gear that was supposed to have been attached to the post in the first place inside the tail, and then lubing its friction point so it lifted smoothly and stayed in place with the spring like it should have.  No problems since.  Of course, that assumes you're ok with dismantling a toy, and not everyone is thrilled with that, with good reason.

 

I did get an extra, and I also used a coupon to pick up a spare set of Toyhax stickers for it.  A combination of the stock stickers and those worked REALLY well.



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:45 PM

You also had to clip the hip springs, right?



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:47 PM

I don't think it much matters, the last two Trypticons I've dealt with, mine and a friend's, both had similar issues but the hips were fixed with Cube Lube, and the tail 'clunk' was fixed by gluing the gear that was supposed to have been attached to the post in the first place inside the tail, and then lubing its friction point so it lifted smoothly and stayed in place with the spring like it should have.  No problems since.  Of course, that assumes you're ok with dismantling a toy, and not everyone is thrilled with that, with good reason.

 

I did get an extra, and I also used a coupon to pick up a spare set of Toyhax stickers for it.  A combination of the stock stickers and those worked REALLY well.

 

I'm curious about the tail. I've heard of people having something seem to break, and then the tail end up being floppy and not locking in anymore. Is the modification you made related to that, or something else? I've never had any problem with mine, but it would be good to know if there's either a fix or a preventative measure that would be good to take.

 

You also had to clip the hip springs, right?

 

Some people have clipped their hip springs, but that's never been a necessary step. It's one option for dealing with overly stiff hip joints. Another option is just repeatedly compressing the spring to break it in. I ended up doing that on one of the hips for mine, after which it moved much more freely. The other hip was good from the start.



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:07 PM

 

 

You also had to clip the hip springs, right?

 

Some people have clipped their hip springs, but that's never been a necessary step. It's one option for dealing with overly stiff hip joints. Another option is just repeatedly compressing the spring to break it in. I ended up doing that on one of the hips for mine, after which it moved much more freely. The other hip was good from the start.

 

 

i  compressed mine as well


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#12426 Platypus Prime

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:48 PM

You also had to clip the hip springs, right?


No, just the plastic-safe lube and the glue on the slipping gear engagement in the tail. I wanted to make sure nothing I did could not be UNdone if it didn't work.

Edited by Platypus Prime, 14 January 2019 - 06:16 AM.


#12427 Daith

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 01:26 AM

I am a weak willed plastic junkie!

 

 

I finally gave in and ordered Fort Max off of BBTS. I don't want to chance missing out on him especially since I have Cog to go with him now. I wanted him for so long.I told myself he's just a mold reuse of Metroplex for so long and while they do share some engineering he's just too awesome not to pass up. That and my repeated viewing of the Rebirth as some of the few Transformers shows I had on VHS as a teen doesn't help.



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 04:11 PM

I don't think you'll be sorry. I think Fort Max improves the Metroplex mold a bit too.


 
 
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