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@  wonko the sane? : (28 February 2020 - 10:37 AM)

Console or PC?

@  Benbot : (28 February 2020 - 09:52 AM)

Is Skyrim worth playing in 2020?

@  Paladin : (28 February 2020 - 07:45 AM)

when you use the character as a header image for a frontpage story, i think you lose the right to complain about anyone else "spoiling things."

@  Nevermore : (28 February 2020 - 04:45 AM)

Did I say that? I must have been joking.

@  Sabrblade : (27 February 2020 - 11:46 PM)

And you say you have no sense of humor, Nevermore. ;)

@  Nevermore : (27 February 2020 - 09:07 PM)

Gonzo, start a thread in the main "Transformers Discussion" forum with that information in the title instead.

@  Sabrblade : (27 February 2020 - 08:33 PM)

Gonzo, please don't go spoiling things like that in the chat box.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 February 2020 - 05:53 PM)

Neat.

@  Darth Gonzo : (27 February 2020 - 05:53 PM)

Tarn is in Cyberverse.

@  Benbot : (27 February 2020 - 10:24 AM)

I really don't like that guy. Show the toys, not your face. I'm tired of looking at him.

@  RCX : (27 February 2020 - 09:25 AM)

Toy Galaxy is excellent.

@  Benbot : (27 February 2020 - 09:03 AM)

I think you'll be save in Greenland.

@  CORVUS : (27 February 2020 - 01:12 AM)

Toy Galaxy is my favorite overall toy-related channel on YouTube.

@  fourteenwings : (26 February 2020 - 11:29 PM)

Last year's coverage via Toy YouTubers was brilliant. However, since YouTube's new (unfortunately necessary) guidelines the companies barely invited any of them back, so all we get is super-popular collector's info.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 February 2020 - 09:19 PM)

If it weren't for Toy Galaxy's coverage video, I would not have known about the Defenders of the Earth figures. New toys of Flash Gordon, The Phantom, and Mandrake the Magician? In 2020? I would have said you were smoking something strong.

@  Nevermore : (26 February 2020 - 06:32 PM)

So the question is... has Madagascar closed down all its ports yet?

@  Nevermore : (26 February 2020 - 06:31 PM)

A couple that got infected attended a Carnival event with over 300 people in attendance.

@  Nevermore : (26 February 2020 - 06:25 PM)

So the Corona virus keeps getting closer to where I live. Several confirmed cases in my federal state already.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 February 2020 - 02:20 PM)

Man, only having collector sites to get Toy Fair news from sucks. Did you know there is a 4" line of kids figures for the new Avengers game coming?

@  Dekafox : (26 February 2020 - 11:54 AM)

Since Omega already exists they could name it Auntie

@  Otaku : (26 February 2020 - 10:07 AM)

Oh, and one last Titan,provided we can fudge things a bit to include a character from Transformers: Animated; how about something at least resembling TF:A Omega Supreme?

@  Otaku : (26 February 2020 - 10:05 AM)

How about they find a way to make a mold they can use for both Broadside and Tidal Wave?

@  Maximus Ambus : (26 February 2020 - 02:13 AM)

Optimus Maximus, the mysterious titan of the Arisen, also Iaconus from Cyberverse.

@  TriBlurr : (25 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

I think the only other Titan class character that would interest me after Scoponok would be Tidal Wave

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 07:34 PM)

A Titan would have more room for other toys to hang out, assuming one has the table space for it.

@  Darth Gonzo : (24 February 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Play wise which would be better a Commander Class Aircraft Carrier Mode Broadside or a Titan Class Aircraft Carrier Mode Broadside?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 February 2020 - 01:53 PM)

I'd be interested in a deluxe or voyager Fort Max in Armada flashback red-and-green.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 10:49 AM)

I'd honestly be more interested in Commander-class Scorponok and Fort Max. I don't have the space for Titans.

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 February 2020 - 10:44 AM)

Make Commander class city bots to annoy collectors too

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 10:43 AM)

Make two Broadsides. One Voyager-sized that only turns into a jet, and one Titan-sized that only turns into an aircraft carrier. Piss off everyone on both sides of the scale.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Since they seem to also go by the oh-so holy cartoon scale thing, he'd probably be a Commander Class figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 February 2020 - 10:34 AM)

Broadside is an aircraft carrier. He should probably be metroplex sized.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 February 2020 - 10:21 AM)

Broadside's more of a Commander Class.

@  Darth Gonzo : (24 February 2020 - 04:47 AM)

I think Broadside should be the next Titan Class figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2020 - 09:38 PM)

I tan nicely! But also have a family history of cancer... so... yeah, pasty for me it is.

@  Otaku : (23 February 2020 - 04:22 PM)

I really do begin to get sunburned after about 5 minutes of direct exposure, nowadays.  Side effect of already being pasty then going on a particular medication.  Yay?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 February 2020 - 01:36 PM)

It makes me burn. Accursed daystar.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 February 2020 - 01:33 PM)

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy....

@  Vexwing : (22 February 2020 - 03:26 AM)

I watched L.I.L.Y.Cat on there a while back, it was surprisingly good.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 February 2020 - 08:47 PM)

@Dekafox, no DTP, but they DO have LILY Cat ;)

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 08:46 PM)

For me, it's "chocolate therapy".

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 08:32 PM)

Tonight dough owns my soul.

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 07:28 PM)

Stupid, delicious Ben & Jerry's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 06:42 PM)

Ahh. I remember watching Bubblegum Crisis 2020 or whatever.

@  Dekafox : (21 February 2020 - 06:25 PM)

Next you'll say they have Dominion Tank Police and L.I.L.Y.Cat

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2020 - 06:06 PM)

Bubblegum Crisis, going by several shouts down.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 05:38 PM)

BGC?

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Enjoy the fudgy icing of this Hostess Cup Cake!

@  Telly : (21 February 2020 - 02:31 PM)

harlock is on tubi as well. not dubbed though :(

@  Rhinox42 : (21 February 2020 - 01:19 PM)

Blugh, the english dub of BGC is atrocious.


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#41 Copper Bezel

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 09:44 AM

It didn't seem like there was any immediate communication between the two during the showdown at the Byers house. People moving around in the upside-down lit up the lights on the "normal" side, but Jim and Joyce didn't see the bear trap, etc.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 10:18 AM

Yeah, but man-made objects like houses exist on the other side. Maybe there's a lag time involved in things showing up?


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 10:27 AM

You could make an argument for Will being able to light up the Christmas lights by touching the letters on the wall if they showed up for him in the Upside-Down, but how did he make the ball of lights his mom was holding pulse? Was he just waving his hand through the space where he thought her voice was coming from, or what?


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 08:25 PM

There was a time (as recent as a decade ago even) when kids freely roamed the countryside, and back then in the eighties it was definitely the norm. My friends and I had a solid five-mile ring in which we wandered, biked and played - including a large, State Park - without any notification more than, "We're going to go play!" Cincinnati isn't a big city, but it's big enough, and these kids were in a much smaller town so it's even less unusual. We knew kids whose parents kept them on a tight (but what is now considered normal) leash and we usually felt sorry for them.

 
Yeah, the show wasn't only set in 1983 to capitalize on nostalgia and reference Spielberg movies (though it did do both of those things, often and well). 1983 was early enough that kids really could bike everywhere unsupervised, someone could be missing for hours without their family worrying, and you could be stranded without a way to make a phone call. But it was also late enough that kids would play Dungeons & Dragons, have walkie-talkies with decent range, and be aware of horror movies that were more advanced than 1950s/1960s drive-in schlock. 
 
I think they really justified the period setting. The show would've been very different if it were set in 2013, or even 1973.
 
I either heard or read an interview w/the Brothers and they specifically mentioned that they couldn't have told the same story in the modern day specifically for those reasons.
 
And on a mostly unrelated side-note, I've seen a couple articles that mention the D&D things as being possibly too early, but it's been around since the seventies.
Definitely not too early. There was a scene in E.T. where Elliot's older brother was playing D&D with his friends. That came out in 82

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 08:58 PM

I'd like to think high school kids can't so easily buy bullets these days. 



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 09:14 PM

I'd like to think high school kids can't so easily buy bullets these days.


I believe the GCA of 1968 began the 18 or older for rifle and shotgun ammo, 21 or older for handgun ammo. He could be a senior and be 18(doubtful) and still have purchased the 38 ammo, as there are also rifles chambered in it.
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Posted 22 July 2017 - 07:57 PM

My God. This is the best effing trailer ever. It is so awesome and got me so pumped for this.


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 11:39 PM

I love the feeling I get from watching this show.  Not only does it perfectly evoke the 80s in general, but the actual experience of being a kid growing up in that time.  It's not exactly ages ago, but it's now long enough and predates enough key developments of modern technology that it was a reasonably difference experience than I imagine children have today.  No instant gratification and access to information, the world felt a good deal larger and more mysterious.  Or maybe it's just me being an old man; who knows.

 

That giant creature in the other world almost has a Lovecraftian feel to it.

 

Such a shame the first season still hasn't had a release on physical media... I've heard it looks fantastic in 4K, even on a bitrate-starved Netflix stream.  On an actual UHD disc with Dolby Vision, it would be something.


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 12:13 AM

I love that they dress as the Ghostbusters for Halloween, not just cause of 80's nostalgia; but just because its so fitting that these kids who've dealt with the paranormal of course want to be a bunch of guys that exterminate the paranormal. Its one of those wonderfully fitting things that make this series so great.  


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 04:10 AM

I can't believe how excited I am to watch this next season with my parents... o_O and how often can a 35 year old man say that? 



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 10:32 AM

I love the feeling I get from watching this show.  Not only does it perfectly evoke the 80s in general, but the actual experience of being a kid growing up in that time.  It's not exactly ages ago, but it's now long enough and predates enough key developments of modern technology that it was a reasonably difference experience than I imagine children have today.  No instant gratification and access to information, the world felt a good deal larger and more mysterious.  Or maybe it's just me being an old man; who knows.

 

That giant creature in the other world almost has a Lovecraftian feel to it.

 

Such a shame the first season still hasn't had a release on physical media... I've heard it looks fantastic in 4K, even on a bitrate-starved Netflix stream.  On an actual UHD disc with Dolby Vision, it would be something.

 

I don't think I can agree with this post anymore than I do. 

 

 

I can say that it does indeed look phenomenal on 4K streaming. 


My God. This is the best effing trailer ever. It is so awesome and got me so pumped for this.

 

I so can't wait for this! Netflix is going to be awesome over the next few months! 


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Posted 04 October 2017 - 02:17 PM


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Posted 04 October 2017 - 06:43 PM

Did they have a closed casket service for the little boy who wasn't really dead? It has bothered me since I watched the show, but I suppose a drowning victim could likely have a closed casket funeral so they could go back later and say, "Well the Mom never did think it was his body and obviously she was right" and just pretend that now they don't know who the John Doe was.

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:56 PM

There was a lot of uncertainty about whether Stranger Things would ever receive a physical media release, given it's one of those Netflix shows that's distributed and produced exclusively by Netflix.  However, now it seems that Season 1 will indeed be getting a release on Blu-Ray, shortly before Season 2 premieres.  It'll be released in the US as a Target exclusive on October 17th, in special packaging made to look like a VHS sleeve.

 

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Not sure about what's happening outside of the US... Target's history in Canada, so obviously we can't be getting it that way.  I may just have to pick this up on my next drive down to Buffalo, probably sometime around the end of the month.



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 09:15 PM

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 09:45 PM

That is amazing.

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 10:39 PM

Did they have a closed casket service for the little boy who wasn't really dead? It has bothered me since I watched the show, but I suppose a drowning victim could likely have a closed casket funeral so they could go back later and say, "Well the Mom never did think it was his body and obviously she was right" and just pretend that now they don't know who the John Doe was.


Didn’t the sheriff find the body full of stuffing? Don’t think they ever even had a funeral. The timeline of the show was only a couple days iirc.

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 11:01 PM

They definitely held a funeral, I remember that Dustin was giddy over the prospect of finding and telling Will about the girl crying during the service.



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:03 AM

I don't remember a funeral being shown, so I'm not sure. There was a memorial service at school that might be what Dustin was talking about. That's where Eleven caused the bully to wet his pants. But I assumed that there was a funeral off-screen and thought I remembered it referenced. Maybe no?

I don't think it could be public knowledge that the body found was a fake. That would be a big news story that would ask a lot of questions.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 11:44 AM

There was a funeral, in episode 5.



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