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@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 06:51 PM)

From the depths of Walmart's backroom comes...a Playstation Vita game in 2020?

@  Telly : (19 October 2020 - 02:20 PM)

and my bow

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:49 AM)

<GIMLI> And my axe! </GIMLI>

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:47 AM)

He's got my vote!

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 11:26 AM)

Mayor?

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 October 2020 - 07:38 AM)

Greasepit for the Sports Car Patrol, Airwave for the Airstrike Patrol, Hot House for the Rescue Patrol, Ironworks for ????

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:09 AM)

My local Walmart FINALLY got a restock of Generations during the early September reset and got a big shipment of Earthrise wave 1 (the first I’d seen around here). IF, and that’s a big IF, they restock I’m expecting a bunch of wave 3. Or wave 2. But we’ll be skipping one of those waves.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:08 AM)

Barricade hanging around

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:08 AM)

Brunt barely appeared here at all, wave 3 was pretty much skipped for a big load of wave 4, with Impactor and

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Brunt is shelfwarming around me. One walmart moved the whole lot of them off to a side shelf, but couldn't be added to liquidate them.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2020 - 09:01 PM)

Ironworks is a plague. No idea if it was overproduced or if nobody wants it but thing's clogging shelves.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2020 - 04:23 PM)

My walmart the few times I go in will be lucky to have two or three transformers period.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2020 - 10:29 AM)

I mostly just see walls of Ironworks. And the occassional Siege Hound.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2020 - 08:44 AM)

condolences.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 08:40 AM)

My local Symths is still chock full of Earthrise wave 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 08:24 AM)

Yup, generally so much they don't bother with any other waves as the existing stock doesn't sell out.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

All the damn time.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

If there's anything there's going to be plenty of stock, it's wave 1.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

I'm really not worried about wave 1 of a new line EVER.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

At least you got listings for kingdom. walmart canada won't list them until they're actually in stock and that could very well never happen. I'm gonna get mine from BBTS cause I'm not missing out on the maximals.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:32 AM)

And I don't buy the "they all sold out" explanation. The Kingdom figures are still listed.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:32 AM)

I don't see any of Friday's reveals at Walmart.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:23 AM)

There's a difference between "sold out" and "no trace of a listing".

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:23 AM)

There is still a listing for the scalped and sold out Walmart exclusive limited edition version of Gigawatt.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:22 AM)

But there should still be a listing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2020 - 06:30 AM)

Probably got scalped and sold out in seconds.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 04:10 AM)

And I don't see links anywhere either.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 04:10 AM)

So did Walmart somehow fail put up the Headmasters preorders as promised by Hasbro, or have the listings been taken down again? I cannot find them.

@  Kalidor : (18 October 2020 - 03:02 AM)

My Depth Charge is signed by David Sobolov on the wing.

@  Echowarrior : (16 October 2020 - 09:51 PM)

So do I, and I am one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 October 2020 - 07:33 PM)

I need an adult.

@  -LittleAutob... : (16 October 2020 - 11:26 AM)

Watching people talk here is satisfying-


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#1 Spectre

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 12:29 AM

I'm a pretty big mark for Street Fighter, but have never picked up any of these books. They seem to have been consistently published for a while now, but are they any good? I've been enjoying GI Joe vs Street Fighter, and a new ongoing just started up, so I'm interested in picking up the older books too. Good/bad idea?



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Posted 16 June 2016 - 12:59 AM

I'm a pretty casual SF fan (or, rather, lapsed for many, many years) and just recently decided to check out the Udon books. I guess I like them, because I ended up grabbing everything and am still reading the current ongoing.

 

They're a little rough around the edges at times... I get a vague feeling occasionally of... disjointedness, or slightly clumsy storytelling, which kind of reminds me of early Image where you had a bunch of hot young artists figuring out how to write on the job. And I think at times I'm kind of in the dark because I don't have encyclopaedic and up-to-date knowledge of the full spectrum of SF lore. 

 

But I'd recommend them to a fan of the property. And it's mostly made up of pretty short series, so it's not a big investment to jump in at the beginning and see how you like it. 


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Posted 16 June 2016 - 12:42 PM

There have been some good stories. And there have been some bad stories too. I'm finding G.I. Joe vs. Street Fighter to be poor actually.  Jinx uses a Shoryuken which makes Ryu angry enough to almost give in to the satsui no hadou... Guile refuses to hit Zartan just because he morphed into Cammy before his eyes... And Bison is wearing a portable psycho drive which seems to be the source of his psycho power here... those three examples are bad portrayals of the Street Fighter characters. The writer clearly doesn't know how to write Street Fighter characters or just doesn't care.  As far as I know, the G.I. Joe (and Cobra) characters seem to be portrayed accurately.  I just hope the story moves away from the tournament setting soon though. 


Edited by Bass X0, 16 June 2016 - 03:29 PM.

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 02:01 PM

http://www.streetfig...m/comic/archive

 

Udon itself put what appears to be 12 issues' worth of the comic online for free reading in webcomic format. I figure that should be a good enough glimpse into the way they do things. 



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Posted 16 June 2016 - 06:08 PM

The current GI Joe crossover... I mean, it doesn't quite register on the Scioli Scale, but it's still clearly just a bunch of crazy fun that's not meant to be taken too seriously. I'm enjoying it, although I struggle to be okay with a Joe character winning a round. 


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Posted 17 June 2016 - 10:37 AM

SF VS GiJoe is pretty bollocks, but the main Udon series is harmless enough.  It's kind of like Dreamwave Transformers, except the fanwank and references aren't all right in your face like "REMEMBER THIS EPISODE OF THE CARTOON???"



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Posted 19 June 2016 - 12:37 PM

It's kind of like Dreamwave Transformers


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Posted 22 June 2016 - 01:38 PM

They almost always look good, but the story quality is pretty middling for the most part.  I actually like their little bit of Darkstalkers output far more.


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Posted 22 June 2016 - 09:14 PM

They almost always look good, but the story quality is pretty middling for the most part.  I actually like their little bit of Darkstalkers output far more.


For me, their Darkstalkers comics felt like too much of a rehash of the 90s OVA.

Of course, that may just be because I wanted to see more characters other than Morrigan, Demitri, Felicia, and Donovan get focus. (I did appreciate the attention they gave Victor and Talbain, though)

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 10:46 AM

Having never seen the '90s OVA, just the awful American cartoon, I couldn't say.


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 04:03 PM

Too bad. Plenty of opportunity for great storytelling within the SF mythos. 

 

Wonder if IDW is at all interested in snagging the license after the G.I. Joe X Street Fighter series. 



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Posted 23 June 2016 - 04:06 PM

Only if they brought the Udon artists along.  I don't really want anyone else touching it, artwise, at this point.  Udon just really needs to find better writers that somehow ALSO care about the games, not just one or the other.


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 04:58 PM

Shit, I'd do it. 



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Posted 23 June 2016 - 05:55 PM

Udon's current senior editor has been doing a really good job at alienating people on social media and with a few cover-related publicity stunts, so I've been avoiding the current crop of stuff.


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 06:02 PM

The recent launch of the new ongoing would have been a great time to lure in a big name writer. (Feel free to replace "big name" with "better".)

 

Given that these are Street Fighter comics, I think for the most part the writing is fine, though it won't be winning Eisners obviously. But as I think I mentioned earlier it does sometimes feel... just a bit half-baked, or Bad Old Days Of Image-y.


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 07:09 PM

Udon's current senior editor has been doing a really good job at alienating people on social media and with a few cover-related publicity stunts, so I've been avoiding the current crop of stuff.

 

Is it still Matt Moylan? 



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Posted 24 June 2016 - 12:28 AM

Yeah



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Posted 24 June 2016 - 03:14 PM

The senior editor's Ash Paulsen.  Matt Moylan's the production coordinator/director.  I've met Ash Paulsen a few times and he's a decent guy.


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Posted 29 June 2016 - 02:41 PM

Ugh. Street Fighter X G.I. Joe #5 was seriously horrible.  Literally the worst most stupid Street Fighter fiction anyone anywhere has ever produced and sold for money. Even the Malibu Comics treated Street Fighter with more respect and seriousness. And the cover art quality is on par with or worse than the old "Look and Find" Street Fighter "Where's Waldo/Wally" rip-off.

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 06:15 PM

Haven't read this issue yet, but given the tone of the series as a whole I'm wouldn't expect a great deal of "seriousness", I don't really think that's part of the crossover's mandate. 

 

The cover though is indeed absolutely hideous, and as far as I can tell, just in a pure "ugly art" way. 


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