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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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#61 PlutoniumBoss

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 12:25 PM

That's a feature, not a bug.


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Posted 04 September 2019 - 07:32 AM

I'm eight episodes in and loving it so far. Probably finishing it up tonight. Absolutely beautiful visually.

My wife thinks it looks too creepy, but she always preferred Labyrinth to Dark Crystal.

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 10:57 AM

Its really awesome, i just binged all 10 episodes. Its a lot better than the old version except the character development. 

It is a lot better than GOT for sure.

 

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 06:29 PM

Just finished the series and saw the documentary and WOW, what a show.

Anyone who grew up with the 1982 Jim Henson fantasy classic who is either an 80s kid or a 90s kid (ones who saw it on video or on Disney Channel in the 90s) or even those who are 80s/90s kids hybrids like me (born 37 years ago and adored the movie for for 33 years since i was 4 when my parents bought me the movie on VHS at 4 then 25 years ago i rebought the movie on Disney's VHS when i was 13 in 94 then in 2000 i replaced the tape with DVD then in 2009 with blu-ray and last year i bought the ultraHD 4K BD which is my first UltraHD 4K BD purchase).

What do you get when you cross Game of Thrones, Robert E Howard, Frank Herbert, George Martin, JRR Tolkein, Demolition Man (themes of so-called benevolent leaders where rebels can see greed and deception), Avatar (both airbender and Cameron), Fire and Ice (1983), Star Wars, Legend of Zelda and Fraggle Rock? you get this epic series.

I love the world building, different gelfling tribes, the origin of how Skektek got his eye removed and all that. Maybe in season 2 we'll get a flashback of how the Urseks came and split into the two different races. All in 10 60 minute episodes in a miniseries kind of way. Even some rousing action in episode 10.

And i hear there will be more mystics in season 2 and maybe in season 2 they can get Ron Perlman, Kevin Conroy, Jim Cummings, Frank Welker, Keith David, Brad Douriff, and Rob Paulsen. Skekung the other general turned Garthim master should be voiced by Charlie Adler.

This is using practical effects, animatronics, people in suits, puppets, cgi, models and all balanced together and is a passion project made by people who have an actual love of the original and honoring Henson's legacy. 

 

This looks like it's doing Jim proud! and nice cast too even Mark Hamil as the scientist.

Good job Jim Henson Company! my favorite show of the year


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Posted 07 September 2019 - 03:47 PM

Finally finished it and loved every minute of it, except maybe the narration at the very beginning. I do kind of wonder how they are gonna handle a certain characters death given that they are alive and well in the movie.

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 10:09 PM

Same title, different character.
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Posted 09 September 2019 - 05:44 AM

Finally finished it and loved every minute of it, except maybe the narration at the very beginning. I do kind of wonder how they are gonna handle a certain characters death given that they are alive and well in the movie.

Quite an epic series eh? and did you love the Heretic and the Wanderer? they were like Cheech and Chong of the series



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Posted 10 September 2019 - 09:17 PM

"skekGra's... not... here... man."



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Posted 12 September 2019 - 11:43 AM

I loved the show.  Absolutely brilliant storytelling and artistry.  I hope it gets to continue.

 

Then I watched the movie, which I don't think I'd ever seen before.  It was okay.  Very slow compared to the show.  If the show gets to continue to a conclusion, it's probably not gonna be a happy one.

 

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 10:09 PM

Some unexpectedly deep parts:

-Chamberlain telling Rian that the Gelflings will not believe him, because to do so would undermine their entire civilization and their constant servile nature.

-Emperor and General talking, uncomfortably, about their memories of being whole UrSkeks. The mask slips... they "break character" in a private moment... and make clear that they know they are less than what they could be, that they know on some level what they are doing is wrong, yet they can't turn back.

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 12:18 PM

I loved the show.  Absolutely brilliant storytelling and artistry.  I hope it gets to continue.

 

Then I watched the movie, which I don't think I'd ever seen before.  It was okay.  Very slow compared to the show.  If the show gets to continue to a conclusion, it's probably not gonna be a happy one.

 

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What do you think of Henson's other film Labyrinth?



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Posted 16 September 2019 - 12:18 PM

I don't think I've ever seen it.



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Posted 16 September 2019 - 07:55 PM

I don't think I've ever seen it.


Labyrinth>>Dark Crystal:AR>>>>Dark Crystal movie.

They are all great, but Labyrinth is amazing to the extreme.

I liked this series a lot, the creatures looked great. Good mix of epic and humorous. Each episode was engaging, nothing felt drug out, or tedious like the Marvel Netflix stuff. Mixing up the parties, and quests throughout the season helped I think.
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#74 Coglestop

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 08:40 PM

Personally, I always preferred Dark Crystal to Labyrinth, but I'm told I'm a bit odd.



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Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:05 PM

Before watching this series, I had never seen The Dark Crystal, and oh boy did I absolutely adore it. I binged Age of Resistance without even meaning to do so. It just happened naturally as I wanted to know more about these characters, the lore just kept pulling me in. I can't wait for Season 2. Now I just have to watch the original film and Labyrinth at some point.

 

 

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 07:24 PM

 

I don't think I've ever seen it.


Labyrinth>>Dark Crystal:AR>>>>Dark Crystal movie.

They are all great, but Labyrinth is amazing to the extreme.

I liked this series a lot, the creatures looked great. Good mix of epic and humorous. Each episode was engaging, nothing felt drug out, or tedious like the Marvel Netflix stuff. Mixing up the parties, and quests throughout the season helped I think.

 

 

 

Personally, I always preferred Dark Crystal to Labyrinth, but I'm told I'm a bit odd.

 

I like Labyrinth but i always loved TDC more because it's a thinking man's fantasy film where Labyrinth seems more commercial where TDC feels more artistic and i seem to connect to TDC more as i saw it first when i was 4 33 years ago and been one of my favorites, i didn't see Labyrinth until later when i was 12 and was kind of letdown by Labyrinth  due to it's cheesy songs and whiny heroine but i did like the puppetry and animatronics even Hoggle but lacks the edge/darkness/sense of mysticism of TDC plus TDC has a much better score in my view that is more memorable than Trevor Jones's score to Labyrinth which feels like a cheesy Carpenter rip-off where TDC's score feels timeless and epic.

 

This new series is amazing isn't it? 
 

Such a unique expansion of the movie as you get to know more of the world and Thra itself even the history and the war between gelflings and Skeksis. Plus you get more characters and all. 

 

Do you consider this to be the Empire  Strikes Back of the franchise? i mean a follow up that expands more and all plus fresh new characters and ideas. 

 

And i gotta say Brea is quite an attractive gelfling princess and she's one of the most attractive nonhuman characters in fiction i've seen with Nightbreed's Shauna Sassi, Felicia from Darkstalkers games, Minerva Mink from Animaniacs, Julie Bruin from Tiny Toons, Armitage from Armitage III, Chiana from Farscape, M'ress and that three breasted alien cat woman dancer from Star Trek franchise, Madison from Splash, Demona from Gargoyles, Callie Briggs from Swat Kats, Vampirella and all that, LMAO.



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 08:18 PM

And i gotta say Brea is quite an attractive gelfling princess and she's one of the most attractive nonhuman characters in fiction i've seen with Nightbreed's Shauna Sassi, Felicia from Darkstalkers games, Minerva Mink from Animaniacs, Julie Bruin from Tiny Toons, Armitage from Armitage III, Chiana from Farscape, M'ress and that three breasted alien cat woman dancer from Star Trek franchise, Madison from Splash, Demona from Gargoyles, Callie Briggs from Swat Kats, Vampirella and all that, LMAO.

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 12:26 PM

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 12:59 PM

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Posted 23 September 2019 - 07:35 AM

Well as of Last night I finished watching the first season, I can say honestly, I am impressed, granted I never seen the movie but what they did was very good, thou with the Skeksis for some reason I got a TF vibe from them, at least the ones playing major roles, such as the Emperor felt like Megatron, Chamberlain most definely Starscream, with the way he schemes, the General, I thought Soundwave best suits him, while the Scientist is much like Shockwave! Anyway, this series was pretty good, I hope it gets a second series, it has a good story, the scenery is spectator, thou my biggest problem is simply the names of the characters, I just can't say them because I just don't know how. One or the minor characters, just looking at it, they feel like they were lifted right out of the Star Wars Clone Wars TV show, in the ep where Asoka lost her light saber and got the aid of a old jedi who doesn't sit on the council. Overall for Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, I give it a 8 out of ten, its clearly a well thought out show thou some of the story is a little lacking in execution.


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