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@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:12 PM)

This place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 January 2020 - 03:38 PM)

I took one step beyond the outer limits to the twilight zone.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 10:19 AM)

All retail is basically the same.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2020 - 10:00 AM)

Walmart just needs to go bankrupt already.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:19 AM)

They didn't put the 35th anniversary stuff back out until after new year. I'm no retail expert, but I feel like having stock on the shelf is better than the back. Especially toys at christmas time.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Yeah, my local walmart took away the 35th anniversary endcap weeks before Christmas and left the Transformer section empty well past Christmas.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Mine only has the 35th Anniversary Voyagers. A whole lot of them.

@  Telly : (19 January 2020 - 11:35 PM)

just be happy your walmart even stocks voyagers. mine doesnt

@  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.


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#1 The Predaking

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 03:36 PM

http://www.ign.com/a...ming-to-blu-ray

 

The 1993 theatrical film is finally coming to Blu-ray this July! Definitely a must get for me!


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 06:53 PM

About...hugging...time!

Hmm, ability to see it in both 16x9 or 4x3. Nice...but who the hell in the age of widescreen televisions would watch anything in 4x3 if given a choice?

Hmm, only special feature listed is the theatrical trailer? I hope that changes. I mean, I'll buy it anyway just to have the best animated Batman movie ever on Bluray. But the fact is, I already have 2 DVD's of this (one 16x9 with the trailer and one 4x3 with the trailer and Subzero in 4x3 on the flip side). So while I guess I'll be getting it anyway, it would be nice if I got more than just an upconvert of what I already have.

I mean, could we maybe at least get a commentary? Maybe a couple interviews?
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 09:13 PM

I'll buy it. All I've got for it is a VHS copy.


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 09:22 PM

I have a VHS copy somewhere. I put all my VHS tapes into storage though. I figure I've either already gotten DVD/Bluray copies of everything I want updated, or it's been so long since I've watched them, I probably don't need them any more any way.
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 09:28 PM

VHS and DVD here, I will get this.

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 09:30 PM

You guys make me feel so good knowing what a VHS is. :)
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 10:20 PM

About...hugging...time!

Hmm, ability to see it in both 16x9 or 4x3. Nice...but who the hell in the age of widescreen televisions would watch anything in 4x3 if given a choice?

Hmm, only special feature listed is the theatrical trailer? I hope that changes. I mean, I'll buy it anyway just to have the best animated Batman movie ever on Bluray. But the fact is, I already have 2 DVD's of this (one 16x9 with the trailer and one 4x3 with the trailer and Subzero in 4x3 on the flip side). So while I guess I'll be getting it anyway, it would be nice if I got more than just an upconvert of what I already have.

I mean, could we maybe at least get a commentary? Maybe a couple interviews?

 

It is going to be from a new scan, so the quality should be a bit better than just upconverting. And I am sure that they will throw in some more special features, it just the trailer mentioned as that was in Warner's press release about it. 


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 10:33 PM

4x3 was the original aspect ratio, I believe, as it was a made-for-TV movie in the era of 4x3 screens.  It was only later that it got a theatrical presentation.  So including that aspect ratio makes sense.

 

I've been meaning to order a number of titles from Warner Archives all at once, as they're not that easy to get a hold of up here in Canada.  Some show up on Amazon, but the only way to get many seems to be directly from the Warner Archives website.  This is a good opportunity.  Time After Time and Demon Seen are also great releases from them.  Despite the "Manufactured on Demand" description that Warner Archives Blu-Rays have, they're actually pressed discs so nobody has to worry about inferior BD-Rs like the Sony Choice Collection discs.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:41 AM

You guys make me feel so good knowing what a VHS is. :)


Yeah, but do they know what a BetaMaxx was? :)

Anyway, this news is awesome and a long time coming. Phantasm would have, if WB had tried to advertise it properly, the best Batman film to date (in '93). Certainly better than Batman Forever. When an animated Bat film can be weightier and more poignant than the 'grown up' live action film. I think its time to reevaluate.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:56 AM

That was one of the things I loved most about it. I mean, it never got gratuitous. All the violence had a point to it. But for a movie based directly on a "kids show" it sure didn't pull a lot of punches. I mean, people actually died...rather horribly. But again, nothing gratuitous. It just took its audience seriously and wasn't afraid to let the story be what it was.

I still think it's the best Batman animated movie to come out. Hell, I'd say it rates as one of the better Batman movies period. Sure the direct to video movies have allowed themselves to no longer be directed at kids any more. But that was only half the point. The emotional impact of Phantasm and the weight they put behind it...I just haven't seen it matched since.
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Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:37 AM

I still think that Batman Beyond: Return of the the Joker is a better animated batman film, but I can see why some would rank this higher.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:15 AM

Agreed. Phantasm managed to successfully introduce 2 characters (well ok, there are the same person, but still), make you care/get invested in them, weave them seamlessly not only into the history of Batman journey from lonely orphan to masked avenger, but also into The Jokers past.

And do all this while retelling the origin, a murde mystery and a love story?

It beats the vast majority of other Bat films.

Also, i think my biggest gripe with tye more recent DC animated fair, is a gripe i have with certain storytelling in general. The higher rating should lead to more mature and complex stories. Yet sometimes the writers confuse 'mature' for pointless grim violence, sex and overdone swearing. They all have their uses, but Phantasm did it all while still being a kids film.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:21 AM

Hmm, ability to see it in both 16x9 or 4x3. Nice...but who the hell in the age of widescreen televisions would watch anything in 4x3 if given a choice?

 

Someone who wants to see the whole movie the way it was originally intended to be shown, instead of just cropping out the top and bottom of the screen. I have to assume they're going to use some pan-and-scan as well, since the 4x3 screen grabs that I can find do a great job of utilizing the whole frame.


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Yep.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:36 AM

I look forward to adding to this to my collection.



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:29 PM

As much as I love Phantasm, last time I watched it I liked Sub Zero better. Because SZ was that good!

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:41 AM

MOTP does that thing that BTAS was great at- make Batman human. The whole story of how Bruce very nearly gave up pursuing his crusade before it even started is brilliantly handled. That whole scene where he's begging his parents for forgiveness, forgiveness they'd give but he feels he doesn't deserve...wow.

Really hate how rest of DCAU just gave us Batman, Cynical Meme God.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:55 AM

Return of the Joker was better for me. It still had the mystery aspect down too.

Phantasm was ok but i couldn't reconcile Joker in a futuristic theme park (over a theater or carnival). And Phantasm and Joker disappearing in smoke is such a cop out. Batman escaping the explosion by convenient sewer line was just a coincidence too.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 10:55 AM

Return of the Joker was better for me.

 

Fun Fact: Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker is the last VHS PiratedTVPro bought because they refused to release a DVD right away.


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:19 PM

I never saw the VHS, but I own both the censored and uncensored versions. The censored one had the better commentary. The uncensored is just better over all.
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Posted 24 June 2017 - 01:44 AM

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