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@  Bass X0 : (27 June 2017 - 02:24 AM)

Never had any of the Masters Of The Universe toys but I did like the highly detailed and articulated look of them. I wanted Hasbro to produce an equally highly detailed and articulated range of toys based on Transformers Pretenders outer shells from the 1980s. Although they wouldn't be Pretenders with an inner transformable robot and characters like Thunderwing would have vehicle kibble but would not be able to transform.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 June 2017 - 08:57 PM)

Still sad that Mattel didn't even take Neca up on the offer to continue the series. Supposedly, NECA initially tried to get Mattel to license the line (with Mattel's name still on it), but had to settle on "Staticion figures "

@  Dracula : (26 June 2017 - 08:04 PM)

every non-Skeletor or He-Man was like winning a battle

@  Dracula : (26 June 2017 - 08:04 PM)

it was just such a difficult line to collect!

@  Dracula : (26 June 2017 - 08:04 PM)

I still have all my 2002 MOTU figures and even though they're usually in storage I don't think I could bear to part with them

@  Echowarrior : (26 June 2017 - 08:02 PM)

Same here. The show that went with it was surprisingly good.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 June 2017 - 08:01 PM)

I totally agree with you about 2002 MotU though.

@  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)

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@  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.


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#61 Sabrblade

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:07 PM

Just saw it. Brilliant movie, best DC's done in years -- not that that's a high bar.

I dunno, the first two Nolan Batman films set a pretty high bar. ;)


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:23 PM

You should check out the direct to video Lego Justice League movies from the past few years.  Not the same version of Batman or quite the same aesthetic (a lot more bending of pieces and environments that aren't entirely brick-built), but a lot of the same tone.

 

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 02:13 PM

So if Rosario's Babs is the same shade as Kanan, what exactly makes hers read as Black-Latina other than her voice actress?  Because no one is looking at Kanan and thinking Black-Latino.

 

I most certainly never did, but if you look at Freddie Prinze, Sr. you can get an idea of what LEGO was thinking, however misguided that might be.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 07:58 PM

Just saw it. Brilliant movie, best DC's done in years -- not that that's a high bar.

I dunno, the first two Nolan Batman films set a pretty high bar. ;)

Not just saying this to have a resppnse, but that's actually the cutoff I had in mind! It's coming on four years since Rises, eek.


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Posted 11 February 2017 - 10:23 AM



I share most of Brad's criticisms.

The movie is fun but I think suffers from trying to guess what made the first one so good and instead half heartedly mimicking it. And based on the trailer Ninjago will be doing likewise.

I think they should have just kept it DC focused. The LEGO Movie was celebrating the toy's varied history, including oddities like the NBA sets. This one just suddenly becomes promotion for LEGO Dimensions.

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 11:26 PM

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 05:33 AM

Oh, saw The LEGO Batman movie yesterday, ridiculously fun, a great story, and a visual treat to boot. Probably DC's best superhero movie since, well, ever, I guess, but that's not saying much. Definitely pulls a trick by not taking Batman seriously, but in doing so allows him to be taken seriously.

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 07:16 AM

Yeah, Lego Batman is basically a dudebro who lives in his OWN basement, but that's because it's easier than dealing with the trauma of his past.  In some ways, it's the most emotionally realistic portrayal of Batman, because it focuses not on the trauma itself but on a very natural reaction to that loss.  Even though it plays up Bruce's pain for laughs, the movie doesn't mock him for his pain, and even the villains recognize that Batman has a hole in him that needs repairing.

 

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 07:38 AM

This movie was everything.

 

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 07:53 AM

The movie had an exceptionally strong first act, but then faltered a little.

 

It was still funny and entertaining, but it certainly felt a little lost. And I'm saying that as someone who actually enjoyed breaking into the other brands - I thought using the Phantom Zone as a way to bring in some of those other worlds from the first Lego Movie to be a neat idea, even if it came across a bit commercialized - so that's not the reason I had a problem with the rest of it. The humor seemed to devolve into obscure references or they kept hitting the same jokes over and over without any of it really crafted well enough to land right.

 

Still a fun movie, but after bursting out laughing in the first few scenes I felt a little deflated walking out of the theater. 



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 08:47 AM

For me adding in the other pop culture stuff feels like this awkward mix of 'Well the LEGO Movie did it' and WB wanting to push Dimensions sales. Case in point, parents might hesitate showing their kids Gremlins so giving them a role here suddenly gives kids something to know them from and thus want the toys.

 

I really think you could have just filled the Phantom Zone with all the big name DC baddies like Zod, Darkseid, etc. It would have kept the movie focused on the DC stuff which I think would have helped. I really didn't mind when they did this first time because that movie is acknowledging pretty much everything LEGO related. Here it just distracts and weighs down a movie that needs more of its own voice. I mean when the citizens fight back with crazy LEGO creations in the first movie it's awesome. Here we have an army of popular Batman villains who don't get any real chance to shine and are suddenly playing superhero.

 

Especially odd because these films have Robot Chicken routes and those specials did some fun stuff with the DC villains. Here the only joke they commit to is 'Ha ha, Bane's Nolan voice was funny',



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 11:18 AM

Robin knows Gymkata.  HI-KEEBA!

 

My only real complaint was that not only did Tara Strong not voice Harley, the person who did voice Harley was pretty bland.  I suppose it might have been intentional, to avoid overshadowing the intentionally subdued and pouty Joker, but still.  (I can accept the Joker being subdued because he's in a relationship sulk for most of the movie.)

 

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:47 PM

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 02:53 PM

Still a fun movie, but after bursting out laughing in the first few scenes I felt a little deflated walking out of the theater. 

 

Definitely felt like an expanded "Robot Chicken" episode. Strong initial ideas that wear thin when tread on over and over and over again.

 

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 03:29 PM

 

Still a fun movie, but after bursting out laughing in the first few scenes I felt a little deflated walking out of the theater. 

 

Definitely felt like an expanded "Robot Chicken" episode. Strong initial ideas that wear thin when tread on over and over and over again.

 

The LEGO Batman Movie: ⭐️⭐️ (2/5).

 

Yeah; that's about how I rated it. 

 

It almost felt like Batman was being hammered flat in a few places as a character so that the jokes could keep coming. 


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 11:20 PM

After having seen it a second time the seams are much more visible, yup. Still crazy fun and well worth the view and re-view and perhaps another, but it isn't perfect.
 
I was a little concerned they'd be going with a Bats-Babs pairing (I'm still a little queasy over that being shoehorend into TKJ), but then they pulled back and explicitly called it "platonic work friend" stuff. While this does at least fittingly give Babs more to be than just a love interest, given how heavily they leaned on the idea it seemed like an abrupt switch.
 
The crossover villains were all right, and I think the Phantom Zone idea made sense, but then the question arises of why the Gotham bad guys (even the Joker, who'd already been there) weren't brought up there at the end (or sought out by Ellie Kemper's gatekeeper character). I suppose they could've kept it DC-only, but I feel that would've been a lateral move since they'd already done the "big gathering of known and obscure villains" for the Gotham crew.
 
One glaring absence to me was not having Adam West voice someone. There were a few nods to and jabs at '66, but it seems silly to have such a fun-centric adaptation and pointedly not have this guy at least show up. Although Family Guy has arguably kind of ruined that for me.(edit: now I'm reading he voiced a citizen? Neat, another reason to see it again.)
 
[Anyone else immediately initially assume that Joker's facein the sky was somehow Aku? The lips-and-eyes-only look hrew me until he started talking.]

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 07:11 AM

I did like that at no point did Babs seem romantically interested in Bruce and/or Batman.  Her reaction to his overtures was always, "Oooookay, moving on to important things...."  Batman said "platonic work friend" in a pretty forced way, so he's clearly still interested, but the clue-by-fours have started to sink in by the end of the movie.

 

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 01:31 PM

That was fun! I liked it a lot.

I agree that it wasn't as fun all the way through as the Lego Movie was, and while I don't necessarily object to using the Phantom Zone to bring in other franchises I do wish they'd used ones with a bit more Lego pedigree (Makuta! Ogel! One of the Castle bad guys! Space Pimp!) Admittedly that might have dragged the "power level" down, though.


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 06:50 PM

I thought it was okay. Not nearly as good as the Lego Movie in my opinion.

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 03:52 PM

I love that the movie doesn't make fun of Batman as much as it is a love-letter to the most out-there aspects of Batman. He doesn't do or say anything that isn't firmly rooted in Batman's legacy.

I mean, the whole thing with him using the portal, as stupid and selfish as it is, is not really all the different than Batman having his plans for taking down the Justice League stolen.

Also, I have heard some not nice things about Michael Cera over the years, but he had me nearly in tears (either of laughter or sadness) with nearly every single line.

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