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@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2019 - 08:45 PM)

@xellos We get to many of those in Hollywood movies.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 08:13 PM)

Re:Creators!

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 07:47 PM)

There is also Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, where people regularly get summoned to a fantasy world, then eventually sent back with their accumulated powers (and the main character smuggles the demon lord's daugher by his request, which is a no-no)

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 07:23 PM)

We need more inverse isekais, like The Devil is a Part-Timer

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 04:11 PM)

I feel like Tron is pushing it but I can't actually come up with an argument to that effect

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

To Arazyr- I don't see why it wouldn't be.


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#1 NightViper

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 11:07 AM

Ben Yee uploaded his full/BWTF site review for Titans Return Sergeant Kup. With plenty of photos.

 

http://www.bwtf.com/...itansreturn/kup

 

The alt mode continues to photograph well, but, yeah, definitely some awkwardness in that robot mode.



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Posted 30 December 2016 - 11:15 AM

I'm pleasantly surprised PM Prime's head wasn't reused as it's certainly close enough to pass as Kup. I like the colors but would have preferred a teal head.


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 11:25 AM

His robot mode is so... well proportioned. What the hug? 8^)


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 11:32 AM

Torn on this - he needs some paint on his forearms but that would mess up the coloration of the truck mode. 

 

Somehow despite seeing G1 Kup almost every day I didn't draw the connection that the gray helmet was accurate to that toy.

 

This may be a wait-and-see for Takara.


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 11:35 AM

Are those foot pegs at the front of the combined weapons' Titan Master space?

 

Otherwise, Kup is looking better here. I like the facesculpt much better than the 2010 iteration, and the vehicle mode looks great. I can live with the robot mode proportions, but I just can't get past the colours. If it looked more muted like on the packaging render, I'd be perfectly okay with it.


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 11:42 AM

Are those foot pegs at the front of the combined weapons' Titan Master space?

 

 

Yeah, looks to be the only way the guy actually pegs in.



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Posted 30 December 2016 - 11:42 AM

Those rear quarter panels couldn't look more like Crosshairs.



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Posted 30 December 2016 - 12:01 PM

Can't help but suspect this is one of those toys that photographs poorly in botmode.


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 12:48 PM

I think this is definately a 'wait for Takara' for me, since Like Blurr he just looks very very wrong. I guess He's less 'wrong' then Blurr is since he looks like he might be in Marvel comic colors rather then... I still don't know what they were thinking with Blurr. 


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 12:51 PM

Head looks too narrow compared to the G1 and Generations versions.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 12:58 PM

Torn on this - he needs some paint on his forearms but that would mess up the coloration of the truck mode. 

 

Somehow despite seeing G1 Kup almost every day I didn't draw the connection that the gray helmet was accurate to that toy.

 

This may be a wait-and-see for Takara.

 

Yes, for some reason the colors didn't/don't look "right" on TR Kup, but with the comparison shots, actually fairly accurate to the G1 toy.

 

Like others, I may go for the Takara version. However, I assume TR Kup is in the next wave that'll probably be out in Feb/March/April while Takara's version probably won't come until the end of June or later.

 

So, assuming case ratios mean it makes sense to buy Kup along with his wavemates, I'll pick up Hasbro's Kup. (But may also get Takara's later if it's much better).



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Posted 30 December 2016 - 12:59 PM

Needs paint badly, otherwise it looks good.



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Posted 30 December 2016 - 01:08 PM

I think this is definately a 'wait for Takara' for me, since Like Blurr he just looks very very wrong. I guess He's less 'wrong' then Blurr is since he looks like he might be in Marvel comic colors rather then... I still don't know what they were thinking with Blurr. 

Blurr seems to be based on the toy.  Just that they quantity of colors is heavily stacked in the favor of that greenish blue.  Which really isn't representative of the color they were trying to replicate.


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 01:15 PM

Yeah I think they took everything above the eyes and stretched it so that it would cover Flintlock's butt.

 

All of that should be squatter:

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And here, have a teal one while I'm at it :p

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 01:22 PM

All I want is for the GI Joe club to release this in IDW colours with an Ian Noble toy.


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 01:33 PM

Yeah, I've been picking and choosing Hasbro and Takara releases for this line, this one looks like something I'll likely want to import. It's hurting for some more paint. Flintlock too, I'm eager to see what Takara can do with that grumpy face.



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Posted 30 December 2016 - 01:38 PM

Cute little nod to Flintlock's original name in the profile text :)



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Posted 30 December 2016 - 04:12 PM

I like it from the waist-down, but the top part look oddly stretched/flat and the arms just kill it for me (too skinny, not enough paint).



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Posted 30 December 2016 - 04:42 PM

Gonna have to go Takara on this one. I can't believe Hasbro changed Breakdown GTS's iconic dragster mode into some boring truck!



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Posted 30 December 2016 - 05:04 PM

Kup never really did have an interesting looking robot mode anyway. Twas his personality thay made him memorable more than anything.


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