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@  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".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:01 AM)

Because the very combination of those sounds is unknown to them, and thus they avoid it as if it were contagious.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:00 AM)

For example, the English "J" sound consists of sounds that exist in German: Basically, it's just a "d" sound followed by a very soft "sh". Yet there are many Germans who insist on calling the late King of Pop "Michael Checkson".


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 11:27 PM

Not sure I get the whole 4 eps is a season thing but I did like it

 

Netflix orginal animation tends to have short seasons, unless its made in Flash or CGI like the Dreamworks series. Like "F is for Family"'s first season is only 6 episodes long. Even season 2 of 7 Deadly is only 4 episodes. 


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Posted 08 July 2017 - 02:45 AM

This was actually pretty good.  Imagine Universe of Castlevania (barely), the style of Vampire Hunter D, and the violence and gore of Game of Thrones. The music fit so well, I didn't even notice it.


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Posted 08 July 2017 - 04:55 AM

I am looking forward to seeing this. I haven't got into a Castlevania game since the NES days, but that trailer was awesome!

 

So you skipped Super Castlevania IV and Symphony of the Night but this is what brings you back?


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Posted 08 July 2017 - 06:11 AM

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 06:43 AM

Overall, i liked it. If this it for now. Its gonna be a long wait for season 2, since this flowed more like the beginning of a story, cutting off just as you get going. Still, it certainly makes you want more.

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 09:20 PM

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 01:19 AM

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That's what I gathered from Symphony of the Night.

 

It'll be interesting if they adapt SotN in a future season...


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 05:03 AM

Having never played any Castlevania games before the Lords of Shadow series. Robert Carlyle is an awesome voice to have for the character he plays.

I wish there could have been a third part, but Konamis gone pachinko so...

Anyway. Having never really seen this take on Dracula, it was a surprisingly different start.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 05:27 AM

I've only watched the first episode but I really, really love their take on Dracula. I don't know how much is pure Castlevania and how much Ellis brings, but I like it. Big Dracula fan; he's a dude who shows up all over the place and he's so often rubbish in one way or another, or all.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 06:15 AM

 

I wish there could have been a third part, but Konamis gone pachinko so...

 

They may actually return to games since the Pachinko market isn't the moneymaker they'd hoped it was.


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 06:26 AM

Watched it last night. It was awesome and now I want more...


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 06:41 AM

Watched it last night. It was awesome and now I want more...

 

According to Wikipedia 8 more episodes are planned for 2018.


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 06:54 AM

I've only watched the first episode but I really, really love their take on Dracula. I don't know how much is pure Castlevania and how much Ellis brings, but I like it. 

 

From what I read, Warren Ellis had to  fully rewrite the script  EIGHT times before Koji Igarashi was happy with it. So I Imagine that it is mostly pure Castlevania, just with Ellis' flair added in. 


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:22 AM

They really did get the lore down pretty well for this.  It is very much Castlevania 3 with some SotN thrown in for backstory.  If you played both of those games, you will have a pretty good grasp of things.

 

However...

 

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Season 2 was confirmed on the same day this debuted.  We just need to wait till next year.


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:23 AM

Watched the four eps (in Japanese with subtitles. Have to watch it again in English).

I absolutely HATE the fact that they took out Grant! He was my favorite character and, gah! They could have made him into a stereotypical comedic sidekick but he should have been there! The stupid prophecy thing had Alucard saying a vampire hunter and a magician but no mention of a pirate? Argh argh argh!!!

Unless he's slated to appear in s2? Is he? Please?

The first part made me like it a lot, with Lisa, BUT I've seen this before with the Saint of Killers from Preacher comics. So it's not new.

Designs are ok but animation is not that good. Sloppy. Low budget anime?

Them falling into the hole in ep 4 was too much of a coincidence, eh.

Sypha being stoned by Cyclops was fine. That was cool. She's totally overpowered afterwards though. And the Speaker stuff is weird. Is that Castlevania lore?

You guys are mentioning Symphony of the Night, which I never played (only modern Castlevania I played that's not Lord of Shadows is the one with Some Cruz, er, I forget the title). Is Lisa canon?

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:26 AM

Thread in the game forum or here?

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 10:06 AM

While we wait for season 2, we can just watch this!


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 11:16 AM

Darn you, Warren Ellis! I really like your Stormwatch (but not Authority) and Planetary but you cut out Grant DaNasty but include that dumb goat bit? It was in the original script 10 years ago? Goat lover! Boo!!!

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 03:07 PM

Yeah, the goat bit i really cringed at. Its not funny, its not mature, its just a 'Woah shocked eh?' moment because this is a grown cartoon. Nothing meaningful would have been lost if that part of the scene had been cut.

Also, why is Grant so loved?

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 04:23 PM

I don't care for Grant either way, but based on that article he has  two issues with the character. 1. He's a pirate in a long land-locked kingdom. 2. Name. Both of these are stupidly easy to fix while preserving the basics of the character.  1. If your history research says its be near impossible for pirates to be there, then don't make him a pirate; make him a thief, an assassin, or something else that keeps the rogue/scoundral nature of the character. 2. You don't like his last name? Change it, make 'DaNasty' a pseudonym or something. Hell let it be a point of contension and let Trevor mock him for such a 'try hard' 'bad guy' name. Let him has a different surname. You already alters parts of other characters to help fit this series, as long as the creator agrees, you can do whatever you want and still use the character. 


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