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@  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".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:58 AM)

I'm talking about names that should pe easily pronouncable if you just bothered to pay attention to how it's done correctly instead of insisting on "I speak X language and this is how I prounounce it!"

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:57 AM)

I'm not even talking about foreign names that have sounds that don't exist in the speaker's language.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:56 AM)

Something that really irks me is when people are persistently ignorant about the correct pronunciation of foreign names, especially when it's people they either admire or frequently interact with on a daily basis.

@  Agamus : (05 January 2020 - 09:22 PM)

wait this isn't the search bar

@  Agamus : (05 January 2020 - 09:22 PM)

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#121 ZakuConvoy

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 08:03 PM

Well, the first IDW Sonic issue got released at WonderCon this weekend.  So, of course somebody already put the whole thing online already.  It's out there if you're really curious.

 

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 01:17 AM

So barely anyone has played the current prologue to the comic then :D


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Posted 26 March 2018 - 08:47 AM

It's the first issue. It's setting stuff up from what is essentially zero. I didn't really expect a huge lore and continuity heavy thing. Let's see where this goes.


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Posted 26 March 2018 - 10:07 AM

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#125 Maruten

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 05:04 PM

I'd be very surprised if this book doesn't do at least the numbers IDW expects. Whatever market existed for the Archie book surely will largely be onboard for this? Or will "we hate you for killing Archie" keep people away? Is there anger? Will there be boycotts?!


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#126 Daith

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 10:37 PM

It's tough to say. I do want to give it a chance myself and nothing especially wrong is coming from it yet. But the biggest draw for me was the classic SAT AM continuation. That's what drew me to the comic originally. Granted I never paid it mind until after the introduction of the Com-Bots. If we are sticking to strictly game and completely original new characters I'm not sure I'll continue for long.


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#127 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 06:28 AM

I'll never understand the notion that the Archie comic was ever a "continuation" of SatAM.

It came out first, left the party last, and other than sharing some characters and eventually some settings, had virtually nothing in common except for a relatively brief spell. Different MacGuffins, different death for Robotnik (yeah, I know about the planned Season 3 stuff, but it never happened)... they were ultimately two rather different beasts.

It's like calling Marvel G1 a continuation of the Sunbow cartoon.

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#128 Daith

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 11:40 AM

I know there were differences and it wasn't the same. But then there were specific instances too that the comic actually tied itself to the cartoon, like the introduction of Lupe and the Wolfpack specifically had a reference text box telling you to check out their first appearance in the cartoon. Not to mention taking the plan of using Naugus as a post Robotnik villain. It may not be a direct continuation but it continued the use of characters and ideas from the show where no other use of media had.


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#129 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 06:01 AM

Sure, but the same could be said of many comic tie-ins, but no one calls those a continuation. The aforementioned Marvel Transformers, for instance, as well as their G.I. Joe and Archi's TMNT Adventures.

Heck, with the possible exception of Joe, the others adapted cartoon episodes as well and TF expanded on unused ideas.

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#130 Daith

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 02:31 PM

Well whatever. Either way you want to look at it that's what brought quite a few readers in. It may not have continued the story of the cartoon completely but the characters kept going on so yes it's a continuation of some sort. If you want to be nitpicky about it go ahead.


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 06:30 AM

Nah, I'm done. I just think it's silly thing no one else (fandom-wise) seems to do, that's all.

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#132 Maruten

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 02:56 AM

Well, not a lot happens in issue one but it's issue one. I liked it fine, though it didn't blow me away. I'm pretty keen to see where it goes as it develops its own identity.

Don't know how much of this came from the script and how much was Yardley, but one thing I did like is that Sonic is constantly moving, like always doing something even when he's just standing there talking to Tails. Even if it's just picking his teeth, he's almost never static. I assume we were expecting to be happy with the art given it's a beloved veteran (right?) and I was.

Bring on next week!

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:26 PM

Thinking it over, if the mystery enemy is a returning enemy and not a new guy (and also not just Eggman), I'm betting its...

 

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 02:00 PM

So far it's great.
Woooo!

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 05:52 PM

Its ok. So far its just Sonic taking down Eggbots with one of the side kicks in tow.

Though it seems like Sonic isnt totally against Amys affections as long as hes not slowed down.

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 09:05 PM

We're still very firmly in Setup Town, but I didn't think issue 2 was quite as much fun as the first, possibly just because I didn't enjoy the art as much. Still fairly confident we'll have something solid once the whole thing gets going though.

Also, Amy... sigh. There has to be more to her than holding a hammer and crushing on a Sonic I hope? Surely. I'm surprised they didn't put more effort into making her a more compelling character for her debut in the new continuity.

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#137 ZakuConvoy

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 09:24 PM

Meh, they gave her a city planner/rallying the troops moment, so that was kind of nice.

 

And this was probably an improvement over the first issue for me, since at least there's a LITTLE bit of conflict between Amy and Sonic compared to Tails and Sonic.

 

But, yeah, looks like these first four issues are probably just going to be the same story over and over again, just inserting different characters in.  Hopefully, this "new" villain is worth the setup.



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 10:18 AM

I enjoyed the issues so far. Maybe it's because I'm fairly new to Sonic comics, but I don't mind the first couple of issues being set ups.

I wonder who will be revealed as the mastermind behind all of this.


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 05:47 PM

I have high hopes for issue three since it's the first one that's introducing actual new characters, so I think there'll be a bit more going on. 


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 09:46 AM

Well we get our new Skunk duo in #3 and gotta say Rough and Tumble are kinda fun.

 

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I think one thing that kinda bugs me is the lack of setting. So far each issue just has Sonic taking care of a problem in random animal towns with no name. Now I know we aren't getting Robotropolis, Knothole and the like, but so far nothing really has been set up as being important other than just keeping the citizenry safe. There really doesn't seem like there isn't any stakes to raise yet. While we know guy in the chair is plotting something bigger just what that is beyond "Bwahahaha Evil!" is just too ambiguous.

 

Oh well issue 4 has Blaze and another new character appearing. I'm wondering if I'll keep going after our introductory issues. So far it's just kind of mediocre. It's not bad, but not really making me see the story as anything worth following.


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