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@  Donocropolis : (18 April 2021 - 05:51 PM)

Bianary Breakdown

@  Sabrblade : (18 April 2021 - 04:55 PM)

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@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 April 2021 - 02:10 PM)

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@  tigerhawk : (17 April 2021 - 03:52 PM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 April 2021 - 06:55 AM)

No, he's just old.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 April 2021 - 06:49 AM)

I think he might have had a stroke...

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 April 2021 - 04:55 AM)

Phrasing!

@  LioConvoy : (16 April 2021 - 11:05 PM)

NEED

@  LioConvoy : (16 April 2021 - 11:04 PM)

BEAST GENERAL

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 07:04 PM)

I dunno if to call them the worst salesperson ever or the best.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2021 - 01:33 PM)

They must not have really wanted to sell you anything.

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 09:19 AM)

This just happened to be the first time one ever gave up and walked away immediately after ringing the bell. Like, no patience at all or something.

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2021 - 09:17 AM)

Covid didn't stop salespeople from coming to my neighborhood. They are still a consistent annoyance.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 April 2021 - 08:16 AM)

Random like "Why does god allow terrible things?" or random like "You can see them too?!?"?

@  Echowarrior : (16 April 2021 - 07:36 AM)

And yet, I still have to deal with random idiots on the street asking me random questions.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2021 - 04:04 PM)

door to door salesmen (or those offering religion) certainly are one of the things lost to COVID that I've missed the least

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2021 - 10:07 AM)

They rang the bell and were walking away before I even got to the door mere seconds later.

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2021 - 10:06 AM)

I just got ding-dong-ditched by a salesperson.

@  tigerhawk : (14 April 2021 - 01:20 AM)

Sure he's a peeping tom but every single Scottish person does it!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 April 2021 - 08:09 PM)

Groundskeeper Wheelie say you're going to taste my rake today!

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 April 2021 - 06:57 PM)

"If elected mayor, me first act will be ta KILL THA WHOLE LOT 'A YA, AND.......I know it's on!"

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 April 2021 - 01:57 PM)

Campaign slogan? "Its Willie time!"

@  tigerhawk : (13 April 2021 - 10:15 AM)

I'd vote for Groundskeeper Wullie.

@  Donocropolis : (13 April 2021 - 07:25 AM)

A comic, yes, but we need a figure!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 April 2021 - 06:27 AM)

No.. It's Tiberious Maximus... And there is a comic with such already. :D

@  Donocropolis : (12 April 2021 - 11:15 AM)

Yes. Color it like the Energon version of Unicron. Also, give us Fortress Tiberious.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 April 2021 - 09:49 AM)

Great. Now I want a borg cube unicron...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 April 2021 - 09:00 AM)

We still need Transformers x Star Trek toy.

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 April 2021 - 05:39 AM)

I saw most of them at retail at TRU, but that's not an option in the US anymore.

@  tigerhawk : (12 April 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Dibs on naming the Ark robot Arkonus.

@  Kalidor : (11 April 2021 - 09:48 PM)

The only Titan figure I ever saw at retail was Trypticon at Ollie's

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

Robosen Prime has market crossover with not just the toy collectors, but robotics enthusiasts quite willing to pay that price for a product like this.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 April 2021 - 08:33 PM)

One of my two local TRUs will stock exactly ONE titan at a time. It usually ends up "clearanced" for about 20 bucks off cause no one is willing to pay for at full price OR discounted.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Most stores don't seem to want to stock Commanders or Titans, never mind Unicron.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 April 2021 - 07:55 PM)

I wonder if Unicron going to crowdfuning wasn't just a price issue but also stores not wanting to stock and transport something so huge.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:47 PM)

It is, although this thing could also be considered a STEM educational tool

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:33 PM)

Doesn't change the fact that, for most people, $700 is a pretty hefty investment for a toy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:17 PM)

I dunno, $700 doesn't seem that bad for what it does. Some of those Masterpiece figures seem to go for at least half that price, and they don't have any actual robots or even electronics.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 05:35 PM)

Not to mention wallet-shattering.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (11 April 2021 - 04:30 PM)

It's a jargon-shattering figure.

@  Kalidor : (10 April 2021 - 08:50 PM)

The licensed Optimus Prime that transforms itself is the appropriate usage of the term "Third Party"

@  Donocropolis : (10 April 2021 - 08:24 AM)

That Optimus isn't built by Hasbro, only licensed. The company that makes it has been making similar robots for years, so no crowdfundng required.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 08:05 AM)

Apparently they're selling one for 74 and a half thousand dollars.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 April 2021 - 08:01 AM)

We could write boston dynamics and ask?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:59 AM)

Granted, I'm not sure how much robots with elaborate movement tend to go for.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:56 AM)

I think with actual robotics it was easier to justify selling it at a high cost, compared to an unusually large action figure.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 April 2021 - 05:06 AM)

It is a very impressive display of robotics though.

@  tigerhawk : (10 April 2021 - 04:52 AM)

What were they thinking with that self transforming Optimus? should have been another crowd funder for that price.

@  tigerhawk : (08 April 2021 - 03:33 PM)

I wish they'd rerelease Earthrise Ramjet and Dirge.


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#41 Internet Jesus

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:41 AM

I guess this is the Spidey thread now?

 

So, Nick Spencer's Amazing Spider-Man #1 is out now and it's pretty great.

 

Peter and MJ are back together and two of the Superior Foes are in the book.

 

Oh, and Lizard's there too as Peter's tutor.


But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 01:19 AM

Great is a bit over hyped just yet to me. It was ok. I'm kinda glad they are continuing some things from Slott's run even if it is screwing Pete over. But that's where we are to me. I'm tired of having the reset button hit on Pete's life constantly putting him in a crap situation. And with how Slott left the Pete and MJ relationship this seems like a big heel turn. Don't get me wrong, I want them to be together and all but I'm hating myself for saying I hope it hit's some brakes fast.

 

And my god Marvel's NYC is stupid electing Fisk as Mayor?! :drunk


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:43 AM

They're back together?! That's fantastic.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 04:13 AM

I feel like Spencer's first issue is just a big hug you to Slott which I'm OK with considering the shit he put Pete through.

 

I'm just waiting for Mephisto to rear his ugly mug and kill Aunt May for good this time.


But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:19 PM

Finally catching up on the tail end of Slott's run and just got through the Clone Conspiracy stuff. It was coming out just as I was basically giving up on superhero comics completely and I could not have been less interested in it at the time. Found I enjoyed it a lot though (Jim Cheung art didn't hurt, admittedly - I've loved him since the Teen Tony days). 

 

I'm sure Slott's stuff isn't universally loved, but I always like to see one writer stick around for a really chunky run.


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Posted 15 September 2018 - 11:58 AM

A "chunky run" sounds like a problem for a gastroenterologist.
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Posted 18 September 2018 - 08:05 AM

i think my only complaint about the current Amazing book is the art. i LOVE Ryan Ottley on Invincible...unfortunately now Spiderman looks like a background superhero in that book, and MJ is just Atom Eve...I dunno I feel like he had such a long run on Invincible that I cant help but see his stuff and immediately associate it with that.

 

He is an AMAZING artist...I just wish he would have switched it up a bit.


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Posted 18 September 2018 - 11:00 AM

Oh, I seriously should read the ending of invincible.

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 01:51 PM

So with Spider-Geddon starting we once again have the Spiders blunder into letting the Inheritors loose. Spoilers for issue Zero and Superior Octopus #1

 

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 01:34 AM

This just in.

 

Spider-Man #10.

 

Nick Spencer is fixing OMD.

 

Slowly, surely. But he just revealed his identity to Felicia, mentioned a lot of OMD things, and Felicia's memories of Pete returned.


But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 29 November 2018 - 04:36 AM

OH MY GOD YAY

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 03:10 PM

YES!
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Posted 29 November 2018 - 03:46 PM

If it happens, it happens.  I just don't see Marvel doing this.


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Posted 29 November 2018 - 04:24 PM

This just in.

 

Spider-Man #10.

 

Nick Spencer is fixing OMD.

 

Slowly, surely. But he just revealed his identity to Felicia, mentioned a lot of OMD things, and Felicia's memories of Pete returned.

Not sure if all her memories have returned since the aftermath of everything was summed up with Felicia tearing up and the two of them hugging it out. Though she did say that some part of her recent more villainous acts in years since was due to her memory being futzed with due to all of this.

 

Though I'm guessing the time they hooked up in the hotel room it was masked on the whole time or she never caught his face in the dark.

 

The part of  MJ telling her part in Jarvis's superheroes loved ones focus group does also seem to undermine OMD too though. Also got a laugh when someone groaned about their friend throwing his suit on the ground everywhere after getting home from heroing, then we see Pete do it a few pages later, and then as I was playing the PS4 game he does it at MJ's and she gets after him for it :D


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 06:10 PM

Well the Spiders Nest has thinned a bit again. The current Superior run ended with Otto back to his classic self again.

Im not going to spoil how, but as predictable it is its still disappointing. It wasnt a great book but I did like Otto living his own Spidey life in his own turf. And I have a soft spot for villains turning hero. Doom 2099 was one of my first comics.

Im just not wanting Anna Maria and Max Modell fade away either. With them in San Francisco now theres not much reason for Pete to keep in touch in the story lately.

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Posted 14 October 2020 - 12:20 PM

Not sure whos been reading the current Amazing run lately but the finally revealed who Kindred is. Big shock its
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But hey heres hoping it possibly undoes some things finally.

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Posted 29 December 2020 - 08:07 PM

So, um After this whole Last Rites storyline Pete's set to switch up his costume again for some reason

 

 

I'm not usually one to denounce a suit right away but there is no way this is sticking. Nobody so far on Twitter has liked the glowing eyes. And everyone at least would tweak the color scheme somehow. Idon't need Pete to be Red and Blue or Black and White, but White, Light Blue and Orange? Did he have to sell out to Taskmaster?


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Posted 29 December 2020 - 10:29 PM

I like it a lot. As you say, it's obviously not a long term thing. As a brief costume change it's fine.

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Posted 30 December 2020 - 12:57 PM


The creepy round glowing eyes are the best part.

I think it's a neat change up. Not his strongest new costume ever, but interesting and very different is best in this sort of thing imo .

No One with any level of knowledge about comics should ever imagine its a Long Term Thing or that it is any way meant to be by Marvel. Spider-man has had a lot of alt costumes by this point.

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Posted 30 December 2020 - 04:56 PM

I like it all right.  I'm kind of wondering if it'd look better with the blue and white inverted and with the eyes being all orange instead of having "goggles", but it's fine.  Kind of reminds me of the old Lego Ice Planet toys, or Quantum from Quantum and Woody (though, Quantum probably takes inspiration from Spawn which took inspiration from Spider-Man).

 

I'll admit, I liked Spider-Man 2099's version of this general aesthetic better, though.

 

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But, yeah, I give this...a year at most, probably closer to six months, maybe less.  It'll end up being another costume to unlock in the new Spider-Man game, or DLC for some mobile app down the line.


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