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@  Steevy Maximus : (19 January 2020 - 08:53 PM)

Figures that Walmart finally restocks Studio Voyagers...with Wave ONE

@  ThunderWear : (19 January 2020 - 09:27 AM)

I snagged Rainmakers for half off.  They make me want jolly ranchers.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".


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#481 Doin It To Ham

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 07:04 PM

But sure. Criticise how media handles things and none of that counts apparently. Fictional characters steered by multinational companies out to sell lots of merch mean more than real people...

That is a staggering level of hyperbole. I know you're just making a snarky point, but FFS.

Do you honestly believe that anyone here is ignorant of the fact that movies are made to make money? That merchandising is a vital part of franchises of this type?

Most of us are transformers fans, and the ones who don't understand these basic facts should probably have their cards revoked. They're are also few and far between around these parts.

Ugh. Just hugging UGH.
What I believe is that there's a valid reason that outside its own walls this forum has a reputation for being sanctimonious and oversensitive.
Oh, you are ABSOLUTELY right. Allspark is well-known as the oversensitive jump-down-your-throat forum. It's a limited number of people here, and it's not necessarily the intended atmosphere, but a LOT of people stay away because of that reputation. I have heard it in numerous facebook groups (yes, I know), from a number of friends, and from multiple people met at toy shows and toy stores. The subject of "where do you hang out or get your info online?" usually comes up and I always have to respond with a defense that isn't exactly ironclad.

I like it here or I wouldn't come, but yeah, that rep is real among a lot of folks.

And again, for the record, I am just verifying that the reputation exists. I am not giving my opinion on the reasons for the reputation nor am I supporting the people who stay away because of it.

(And the fact that I have to type that last paragraph so certain people don't start debating me kinda backs everything before it...)

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 08:15 PM

 



Got my Target 4K today.

 

Wish I could say the same, but I'm going to wait until either this weekend or next, when I'm down in Buffalo, to pick it up.

 

Because I have no desire to own this thing, curiously titled "Captain Captaine Marvel Marvel"

 

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Also the Toy Story 4Ks, as they're also bilingual abominations.

 

 

this is as good a place as any to ask; do 4k players play regular and blu rays? ive been thinking of upgrading but i dont want to rebuy my blu ray collection...


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 08:19 PM

 

 

 

this is as good a place as any to ask; do 4k players play regular and blu rays? ive been thinking of upgrading but i dont want to rebuy my blu ray collection...

 

 

They do, yeah. If you're looking for a good player, I'd recommend the Panasonic UB820.



#484 Echowarrior

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 09:59 PM

Watched this a couple times since getting my Blu-Ray, and saw the deleted scene folks are talking about. I prefer the version we got in the film.


Edited by Echowarrior, 12 June 2019 - 10:00 PM.

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 10:17 AM

That seems a bit of an overreach. Throughout the years I feel like we've had a very moderate progressive group here. There are certainly those who can't see out of their bubble and refuse to acknowledge any deviation from their narrative, but those exist everywhere and are few and far between here. 

 

My experience is that for the most part, almost everyone here has been very intelligent both intellectually and emotionally. Enough to have reasoned discussions and listen to different points of view that might not align 100% with their own. They are also reasonable enough to assume that not everyone is going to have the exact same opinions about everything even if they want the same things. 

 

If it seems like an echo chamber in here, that's mostly due to the fact that as a community supports LGBTQ people, and is in fact comprised of people from all walks of life, most of the bad actors have been purged years ago. Opinions are welcome, hate speech is not and never has been. 

 

I mean it also sorta feels like an echo chamber because at times it is. I still remember the P&R school shooting thread in which I think it was 3 days after a user got told that it was laughable that P&R was an echo chamber, one of the mods basically went and said the equivalent of "I'm a mod and I don't want to see anymore pro-gun replies in it. You can take that to <insert gun thread in general discussion> "


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Posted 21 June 2019 - 11:59 AM

indeed. and it wouldn't be so bad if there was intelligent open debate when a slightly different perspective popped up... but that isn't normally the case... lol Somebody who can't handle being disagreed with runs to a mod and cries and then somebody gets told to shut up and conform under threat of ban.. oooh and then there's the shunning. 

 

flame-bating use to be a crime, now its an act of aggression akin to when your little sister would poke you in the back seat just to get you in trouble for poking her back.

 

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 01:53 PM

So here's a thing for us. In this movie Fury tells Carol he can't eat toast if it's cut diagonally. Does this also apply to sandwiches, because he clearly cuts his diagonally at Hawkeye's place in Age of Ultron?!


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Posted 04 July 2019 - 04:04 PM

Well, Far From Home...

 

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#489 Paladin

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 04:14 PM

I was wondering something for a while. 

 

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#490 Echowarrior

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 09:53 PM

I have two theories.

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 11:07 PM

Imagine them kissing (or about to kiss) before the reveal. Hahahaha

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#492 Destron D-69

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 01:41 AM

retcons be like that, at some point you have to just shrug and say "okay" 



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Posted 05 July 2019 - 07:39 AM

I have two theories.

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 03:04 PM

I tried watching this movie purely out of curiosity, and because I'd just got Disney Plus (and had already watched The Mandalorian). Oh my...
I was not expecting the movie to be good—the last 2 Avengers movies were pretty poor outings, as were Guardians of the Galaxy—but I wasn’t truly prepared for the level of awful suckage shown. I had figured on some level of hyperbole and fan-ranting. No. It really is just that bad.
 


Captain Marvel was introduced in an episode of a cartoon called "Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes." We'll call that "The Correct way to Introduce a Character." They started with familiar characters, introduced new characters like Danvers and Kree scientist Marvael, and told an interesting and engaging story about the conflict of people and dynamics, and had these characters coping with situations bigger than they understood. And in the end, Danvers accidentally acquired Kree powers.
Now let's take this movie. We'll call it "The Amazingly Most Wrong Way to Introduce a Character." They throw previously unfamiliar characters at us, with no real introduction, throw us into a battle they haven't bothered to really explain the origin of, history behind, or consequences for, and have cgi fight scene after cgi fight scene with characters we have no reason to be interested or invested in. The utterly flat, deadpan, one-note acting of all concerned did nothing to help. The result was a movie completely and utterly boring beyond redemption. I shut it off after 15 minutes that seemed more line 150 minutes.
One other problem I had is that the effects and music were set to WAY LOUD, and the dialog set to mumble. Who does this, and why oh why oh why? Are they trying to sabotage themselves?[/size][/color]


 
So sad, considering that, handled properly, it could have been a good movie.

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 01:29 PM

You can't write a critical review of a movie you just saw the first 15 minutes of.  My wife didn't like this movie either.  It's not for everyone.  But you have to actually watch it if you want to evaluate it.



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Posted 19 November 2019 - 03:11 PM

Sure I can.

I absolutely can.

The first 10 minutes of any Movie or TV show tell you what to expect from the rest.

If you don't enjoy the first 10 minutes, you aren't likely to enjoy the rest.


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Posted 19 November 2019 - 03:35 PM

Well that's for you.  You'll have to forgive the rest of us when we ignore your opinion.


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Posted 19 November 2019 - 08:47 PM

Well that's for you.  You'll have to forgive the rest of us when we ignore your opinion.

 

I'm gonna say, no he won't. ;)



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Posted 19 November 2019 - 09:07 PM

Oh, you can ignore me all you want.

Doesn't mean I'm wrong though.

 

I would ask that you answer 2 questions, however.

If you don't like the first 10 minutes of something, why do you keep watching?

And, if the first 10 minutes of something have been so awful that you are thinking "I'd rather watch a blank screen than this," and yet for some reason you do keep watching, how many times has it actually turned around and become something you enjoyed--really enjoyed to the point that you forgive the utterly horrid first 10 minutes? (As follow ups, would this hypothetical show be better off without those first 10 minutes? If so, why are they even there? If not, and they are crucial to the overall show, was there a way to make them less horrid?)



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Posted 20 November 2019 - 01:28 PM


I only have to glance at his posts to tell if a movie is good or bad generally.

-ZacWilliam, if he disliked it, the film is generally intelligent and wonderful. ;)
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