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@  TheMightyMol... : (19 June 2019 - 05:44 PM)

They make a lot of pills for that.

@  Nevermore : (19 June 2019 - 05:42 PM)

I got the results of the test back. I definitely have no sense of humor.

@  Paladin : (18 June 2019 - 05:59 PM)

so anyway how is your sex life?

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 June 2019 - 10:50 AM)

These jokes are tearing me apart.

@  unluckiness : (18 June 2019 - 08:55 AM)

Only if the customer reviews give it all high marks.

@  Patch : (18 June 2019 - 04:42 AM)

Are they going to call it "I-Did-Nawtflix?"

@  unluckiness : (18 June 2019 - 12:48 AM)

I see, so what the world needs is a Tommy Wiseau streaming service.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 11:02 PM)

Well, Conan did start the trend that resulted in a wave of Barbarian films in the mid to late 80s

@  MEDdMI : (17 June 2019 - 10:57 PM)

I keep wanting to read Corman as Conan

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 10:29 PM)

There needs to be some streaming service that caters to connoisseurs of schlock. Otherwise, a huge part of our cultural history will be wiped away. While many of these films are available on blu-ray, with more coming out each month, it's good they're also available for the streaming crowd.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 10:18 PM)

Corman did make an impressive number of barbarian films back in the day. If impressive is the word

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 June 2019 - 08:11 PM)

I mean, where else are you going to see the entire Roger Corman barbarian fantasy library (legally) for free?

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 June 2019 - 08:09 PM)

Oh Tubi TV, you are a haven for terrible films. Netflix, Hulu and Crackle all push for mainstream appeal and prestige, you got the guts to have ready access to dregs even the SyFy channel wouldn't air

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 01:33 PM)

Also you have Bayonetta and a bunch of Fire Emblem people.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 01:33 PM)

...I mean, Tales character. Probably up to/for it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2019 - 01:26 PM)

But what if I need to kill a god? Or several of them?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 11:25 AM)

Kratos is allowed, but only the one from Tales of Symphonia

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2019 - 10:56 AM)

So no Kratos?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 10:42 AM)

In any case I'd rather have another Fire Emblem character than another character from a PlayStation exclusive game who teeeeeechnically was in a spinoff.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 10:39 AM)

Kong had his name on the games first, but Mario was the protagonist first. It's debatable.

@  Rycochet : (17 June 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Wouldn't Mario be the one spun off from the Donkey Kong franchise, given that Kong was first?

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2019 - 05:19 AM)

I would count Wario and Yoshi, but not DK (might be because I wasn't even aware DK was spun off from the Mario franchise until I was in my mid-20s, but whatever)

@  unluckiness : (17 June 2019 - 04:13 AM)

But to be fair, Corrin is the only one I particularly dislike and it's really more boredom due to their blandness as characters

@  unluckiness : (17 June 2019 - 04:09 AM)

It would depend on whether or not you count DK, Wario and Yoshi as part of the Mario franchise or separate. Scratch that, there are more Mario characters even with just the mushroom symbol people but it's a close call.

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2019 - 02:55 AM)

You'd figure Fire Emblem would have enough characters in Smash. Kinda feels like there's more FE characters than Mario characters.

@  unluckiness : (16 June 2019 - 01:20 AM)

And for hug's sake, I hope that the new Fire Emblem's PC isn't one of the DLC

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 June 2019 - 04:11 PM)

Smash Bros could never touch a new franchise again, and I'd still have laundry lists of side characters and villains I'd love to see included.

@  unluckiness : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

DINNER

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

cuz i wanna fight a boat

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:35 AM)

if we must have another zelda character, id want the king of red lion

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 10:38 PM)

I would unironically love Tingle in Smash.

@  Paladin : (14 June 2019 - 02:06 PM)

they HAVE to put Travis Touchdown in at some point now, right???

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 June 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Right after Shaq.

@  Locoman : (14 June 2019 - 12:36 PM)

When will we get Bluster Kong in Smash?

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 08:20 AM)

The last three DLC characters are Tingle, Charles Barkley and L Tetris block with Reverse L Tetris block as an Echo fighter.

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Pipe dream Smash entry: The Prince from the Katamari series. :D

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 06:35 AM)

The space/time around them gets frozen too! ....or something.

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 06:01 AM)

I still want to find out how freezing people suspends them in midair

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 June 2019 - 02:45 AM)

We really need Subzero or Scorpion in Smash. Violence aside, they are pretty big gaming icons as well.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 08:18 PM)

Given Nintendo's relationship with Tecmo, I'm still waiting for Ryu Hyabusa

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 June 2019 - 07:19 PM)

I'm still waiting for Doomguy.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I just started watching High School DxD (don't judge me...) and I caught on the Nintendo Treehouse some request Rias for Smash lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 June 2019 - 11:25 AM)

I have having to watch a video to find out why someone wanted me to watch the video

@  Nevermore : (11 June 2019 - 04:58 PM)

I remember when the TPB for The Dark Age 2 was delayed for an entire year...

@  Trpodeca : (11 June 2019 - 03:55 AM)

I just wish they'd release the Astro City paperback trades.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:31 AM)

As an open-minded heterosexual, I wouldn't mind seeing more of that.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:29 AM)

Currently in the process of re-reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City. Big props for the issue featuring the "Dancing Master" and its portrayal of non-stereotypical gay characters.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 June 2019 - 05:25 AM)

Don't phone charges often contain special rapid charge circuitry, though? The voltage might be higher too, given the selfie stick probably has a very basic battery.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 June 2019 - 11:28 PM)

Glad to be of assistance!

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 10:32 PM)

*checks selfie stick and phone charger* huh. perfect fit. thanks!


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#1 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 02:05 AM

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ABOUT MARCH MAYHEM
 
Way back in early 2015, when the events of "Back to the Future Part II" were still months away, The Allspark established a new tradition: every March, we would pay homage to the heroes of sportsball by hosting our own annual championship of transforming robots. It would be called MARCH MAYHEM, and the winners would be chosen by YOU, the members of the Allspark! We invited members to post their own brackets of who they thought would win, with a prize going to the most accurate prediction at the end of the tournament.
 
Our first year tied in with Hasbro's then-upcoming "Combiner Wars" toyline, pitting older Transformers combiners of three to nigh-infinite members against each other. 32 combatants were whittled down to 16, then 8, then 4, then just two, with surprising upsets coming in every round. And in the end, LioKaiser was the shocking winner selected by the people, and Allspark member SoS won some sweet customs from Cheetimus Primal. And now rumor has it that LioKaiser may get his first new toy in two decades, at the tail end of Combiner Wars. Coincidence? Maybe! BUT MAYBE NOT. (Look, we really don't know, but we're gonna say choose wisely just in case!)
 
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So a good time was had by all, and as with "Hot Tub Time Machine," a sequel was obviously inevitable. This year, we continue the tradition of synchronicity with Hasbro's upcoming toyline, Titan Masters, by selecting our combatants from the Masters of the past. It's Brains (Headmasters + Brainmasters) vs. Brawn (Targetmasters + Powermasters), with entries from every era of Transformers lore--64 this time, twice as many players as last year! So get in on the action, post your brackets, put your favorite in your signatures, vote for your choices in each round, and let the Mayhem begin!
 
THE PRIZE
 
Combiner Wars Onslaught and Sky Lynx will be shipped from Allspark sponsor BigBadToyStore to the poster whose bracket ends up most accurate to the final results! In the event of a tie, later rounds will be weighted more heavily, and we'll pick a name from a hat if it ends up totally even.
 
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THE RULES
 
Check out the "Post Your Brackets" thread to see the full 64-player bracket. To be eligible for the prize, you must post your bracket in that thread either as a text list, image, or PDF by 11:59PM Eastern time on March 14th. If you edit the post or image after that, you won't be eligible to win (but you can still vote and enjoy the games!), so get those brackets in quick!
 
THE SCHEDULE
 
Each round will be played via a series of polls posted in the March Mayhem II forum. The round of 64 will be split in half, because man that's a lot of polls! There will be a one-day break between each round. All times are Eastern.
 
March 14 11:59PM: Brackets are due
March 15 12:00AM - March 16 11:59PM: Round of 64 (Part I: Brains)
March 17 12:00AM - March 18 11:59PM: Round of 64 (Part II: Brawn)
March 20 12:00AM - March 21 11:59PM: Round of 32 Voting
March 23 12:00AM - March 24 11:59PM: Round of 16 Voting
March 26 12:00AM - March 27 11:59PM: Round of 8 Voting
March 29 12:00AM - March 30 11:59PM: Round of 4 Voting
April 1 12:00AM - April 4 11:59PM: Championship Voting
April 5 12:00AM - Champion and winning bracket announced!
 
THE PLAYERS
 
Check out card art for each March Mayhem player below! Add your favorite player to your signature here on the boards, and start campaigning!
 
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Any questions? Post 'em below, and let the Mayhem begin!

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 02:44 PM

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 02:49 PM

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 02:51 PM

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 11:49 AM

Aw, no Motorvators?


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Posted 08 March 2016 - 11:57 AM

Aw, no Motorvators?

 

We tried not to include too many redeco characters, especially when they were very similar to the originals (I'm looking at you, Gripper), and there were already a lot of options on the "Brains" side. But hey, vote for Laster and Braver to make it into the Round of 32, and you just might see some "Throwback Jerseys" representing the Motorvator redecos....



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Posted 08 March 2016 - 12:13 PM

First post isn't using the default text colors per theme (I'm getting black on a purple background). Otherwise, glad to see this return.
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Posted 08 March 2016 - 12:30 PM

I am glad this is back, if only to remind the fandom that we have a character named Krunk.

Also, I love choices like Animated Headmaster.

P.S. Sad that Armada Optimus got in with Over-Run, while Megatron is totally unrepresented in the bracket, even though Leader-1 also worked as a gun.

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 12:34 PM

First post isn't using the default text colors per theme (I'm getting black on a purple background). Otherwise, glad to see this return.

D'oh, thanks!

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 12:37 PM

P.S. Sad that Armada Optimus got in with Over-Run, while Megatron is totally unrepresented in the bracket, even though Leader-1 also worked as a gun.

Well, there's Cryotek...

Really, many Armada partner Mini-Cons worked as guns. Optimus seemed like a good way to represent that without going overboard, since Over-Run was one of the most classic-Targetmastery of the bunch, and since that Optimus was the best Armada toy (FIGHT ME).

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 01:11 PM

Aw, no Motorvators?

 

We tried not to include too many redeco characters, especially when they were very similar to the originals (I'm looking at you, Gripper), and there were already a lot of options on the "Brains" side. But hey, vote for Laster and Braver to make it into the Round of 32, and you just might see some "Throwback Jerseys" representing the Motorvator redecos....

 

I notice you didn't mention Blacker. Does that have anything to do with the fact that he's going up against Arcee?

(also, Gripper is infinitely superior to Blacker in both name and colours, and I will fight anyone who disagrees)


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Posted 08 March 2016 - 01:27 PM

I'm seeing Blacker and Gripper looking nigh-indistinguishable in terms of the colors on the box art. The name I'll grant you.



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Posted 08 March 2016 - 01:29 PM

Blacker's red, Gripper's orange. And orange and black is far more interesting than red and black!


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Posted 08 March 2016 - 01:38 PM

P.S. Sad that Armada Optimus got in with Over-Run, while Megatron is totally unrepresented in the bracket, even though Leader-1 also worked as a gun.

Well, there's Cryotek...Really, many Armada partner Mini-Cons worked as guns. Optimus seemed like a good way to represent that without going overboard, since Over-Run was one of the most classic-Targetmastery of the bunch, and since that Optimus was the best Armada toy (FIGHT ME).

P.S. Sad that Armada Optimus got in with Over-Run, while Megatron is totally unrepresented in the bracket, even though Leader-1 also worked as a gun.

Well, there's Cryotek...Really, many Armada partner Mini-Cons worked as guns. Optimus seemed like a good way to represent that without going overboard, since Over-Run was one of the most classic-Targetmastery of the bunch, and since that Optimus was the best Armada toy (FIGHT ME).

The call was totally justified. Still miss Megs, though.

P.S. Scavnger would stomp all over bendy Prime.

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 01:48 PM

Oh, and by the way: I'm surprised, given that you wanted to not use many redeco/retool characters, you included BlackZarak, who is the same guy as MegaZarak/Scorponok.


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Posted 08 March 2016 - 01:52 PM

Choices had to be made! Black Zarak looks cool.



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Posted 08 March 2016 - 03:33 PM

good news is we can use the same graphics 9 years from now too, for March Mayhem 11



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Posted 08 March 2016 - 05:39 PM

Universe Of The Masters?  I know these are basically Headmasters, Targetmasters, and the sort, but with a logo like that, something tells me He-Man and Skeletor may have their forces crash the madness.



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Posted 08 March 2016 - 06:24 PM

If there isn't a bonus match-up actually pitting Brains against Brawn I will be very disappointed. 



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Posted 08 March 2016 - 06:31 PM

If there isn't a bonus match-up actually pitting Brains against Brawn I will be very disappointed. 

 

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