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@  Sean Whitmore : (15 June 2019 - 04:11 PM)

Smash Bros could never touch a new franchise again, and I'd still have laundry lists of side characters and villains I'd love to see included.

@  unluckiness : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

DINNER

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

cuz i wanna fight a boat

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:35 AM)

if we must have another zelda character, id want the king of red lion

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 10:38 PM)

I would unironically love Tingle in Smash.

@  Paladin : (14 June 2019 - 02:06 PM)

they HAVE to put Travis Touchdown in at some point now, right???

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 June 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Right after Shaq.

@  Locoman : (14 June 2019 - 12:36 PM)

When will we get Bluster Kong in Smash?

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 08:20 AM)

The last three DLC characters are Tingle, Charles Barkley and L Tetris block with Reverse L Tetris block as an Echo fighter.

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Pipe dream Smash entry: The Prince from the Katamari series. :D

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 06:35 AM)

The space/time around them gets frozen too! ....or something.

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 06:01 AM)

I still want to find out how freezing people suspends them in midair

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 June 2019 - 02:45 AM)

We really need Subzero or Scorpion in Smash. Violence aside, they are pretty big gaming icons as well.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 08:18 PM)

Given Nintendo's relationship with Tecmo, I'm still waiting for Ryu Hyabusa

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 June 2019 - 07:19 PM)

I'm still waiting for Doomguy.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I just started watching High School DxD (don't judge me...) and I caught on the Nintendo Treehouse some request Rias for Smash lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 June 2019 - 11:25 AM)

I have having to watch a video to find out why someone wanted me to watch the video

@  Nevermore : (11 June 2019 - 04:58 PM)

I remember when the TPB for The Dark Age 2 was delayed for an entire year...

@  Trpodeca : (11 June 2019 - 03:55 AM)

I just wish they'd release the Astro City paperback trades.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:31 AM)

As an open-minded heterosexual, I wouldn't mind seeing more of that.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:29 AM)

Currently in the process of re-reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City. Big props for the issue featuring the "Dancing Master" and its portrayal of non-stereotypical gay characters.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 June 2019 - 05:25 AM)

Don't phone charges often contain special rapid charge circuitry, though? The voltage might be higher too, given the selfie stick probably has a very basic battery.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 June 2019 - 11:28 PM)

Glad to be of assistance!

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 10:32 PM)

*checks selfie stick and phone charger* huh. perfect fit. thanks!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 June 2019 - 09:58 PM)

I would use the USB-to-AC adapter that came with my iPhone, though I gather you must have a different brand of cell phone.

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:42 PM)

In that case a generic adapter is probably your best bet, then. Keep in mind a lot of hotels now have plain USB outlets in rooms too, though; but I guess that's not guaranteed

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 05:31 PM)

yeah, i just need something small to plug into the wall. im not sure im taking my laptop on my trip later this year and i want a way to charge my stuff

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:04 PM)

They also have wall outlets with built-in USB in addition to the two regular plugs; I installed those around my place so I have USB ports everywhere

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:02 PM)

You might be able to get a generic adapter to use with it at Radio Shack if you know the appropriate voltages or whatever

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:01 PM)

It came with a USB cable with no AC adapter? A lot of lower priced electronics do that, presumably assuming that USB is pretty ubiquitous

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:00 PM)

Yeah, must be, I guess.

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 04:59 PM)

maybe having bluetooth has something to do with it?

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 04:58 PM)

the one i got has an on/off button, and came with a usb to attach to my laptop to charge it. its this one https://www.walmart....ility/432985497

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 04:51 PM)

Selfie sticks have power? I thought they were to just hold the phone away from you

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 04:44 PM)

need some technical help.how do i charge my selfie stick without using my laptop? is there some kind of portable charger? i know it sounds like a dumb question, but i dont know very much about this stuff

@  MEDdMI : (08 June 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Different songs or overdosing don't work for me. My brain can play multiple songs at once. Best to do something else to distract me.

@  Xellos : (08 June 2019 - 05:36 PM)

Still, the worst is having the last song I hear before going into work being stuck in my head all day.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 June 2019 - 05:00 PM)

Get a different song stuck in your head too. Let them battle for supremacy. Only the strong survive.

@  Nevermore : (08 June 2019 - 03:53 PM)

Keep listening to it over and over until you got the lyrics memorized. By that point, it will start to fade out of your system.

@  Nevermore : (08 June 2019 - 02:48 PM)

I've discovered the easiest cure for having a song stuck in your head is overdosing to the point of fatigue.

@  Steevy Maximus : (08 June 2019 - 12:27 PM)

Jedi Fallen Order sure does look a LOT like a Souls style game with Star Wars flavoring

@  Kalidor : (07 June 2019 - 06:18 PM)

I have a hard time believing that you speaking at length and with great detail is something you wouldn't be good at. Glad you had fun.

@  Nevermore : (07 June 2019 - 02:51 PM)

Funny thing is I wasn't nervous at all. Might have helped that I was able to speak freely due to having assembled my speech from a lot of smaller segments I had previously told to my colleagues on the shopfloor, with a few punchlines added.

@  Nevermore : (07 June 2019 - 02:49 PM)

Allegedly I did well. Lots of applause, and was told I was leagues beyond the guy who spoke before me (though that wasn't difficult, that guy was dry as a river on Mars).

@  Nevermore : (07 June 2019 - 02:48 PM)

So I volunteered to hold a small speech at our strike assembly today (lots of Amazon employees, plus some people from IKEA, Smyths toys and some other local retailers).

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 June 2019 - 01:17 PM)

Today Dolly the Sheep and Super Salmon, tomorrow Neo Sapiens. We're through the looking glass people.

@  Kalidor : (07 June 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Happy birthday @Pinkcolliebot

@  Pinkcolliebot : (07 June 2019 - 12:03 PM)

Today's My Birthday!!!

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 June 2019 - 03:16 AM)

Think how many copies of Optimus Prime's brain could fit on that.

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 June 2019 - 11:21 PM)

If only Johnny Mnemonic had had $25, he could've saved himself a big headache. 


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#1 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 07:01 AM

Anyone can tell me about these? There seems to be both a "regular" release and an Amazon version of some sort.

I don't know if this means they rescanned the original film elements or if it's just the DVDs' source blown up to not-actually-HD. And I have no idea how they decided that people would pay to see the G1 cartoon like this but I'm still curious.

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 07:37 AM

I believe it says on Autobase Aichi that the transfer is the same as on the DVDs.
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Posted 04 August 2017 - 09:31 AM

And I have no idea how they decided that people would pay to see the G1 cartoon like this but I'm still curious.

 

Considering that people have been asking for a Blu-Ray release of the G1 cartoon ever since Shout! Factory got the Transformers DVD license for North America back around 2009ish, I'd say there's plenty of demand for it.


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Posted 04 August 2017 - 10:25 AM

You'd have much clearer pictures of the abysmal, unfinished Rhino transfers because the show was mastered on video tape.

Unless they were going to pay to have it digitally fixed which would likely run into hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of dollars.

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 11:17 AM

How did they do the frame-by-frame stuff of animation on videotape?

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 01:31 PM

my understanding is after they fixed everything with the raw footage they transferred the "final" version to video tape for broadcast.

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 01:15 AM

Looks like an SD on Blu-ray release. Disappointing, but not surprising.

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 01:31 AM

You'd have much clearer pictures of the abysmal, unfinished Rhino transfers because the show was mastered on video tape.

Unless they were going to pay to have it digitally fixed which would likely run into hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of dollars.


Well, there's been plenty of fairly obscure 80's and 90's anime that was originallly edited on video but has still been released properly on Blu-ray (sometimes with some upscaled shots though). It would certainly be a challenge to do all of G1 properly but I think it could be done as long as all the film masters are still in good shape.

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 07:33 AM

Anyone can tell me about these? There seems to be both a "regular" release and an Amazon version of some sort.

I don't know if this means they rescanned the original film elements or if it's just the DVDs' source blown up to not-actually-HD. And I have no idea how they decided that people would pay to see the G1 cartoon like this but I'm still curious.

It seems that the Amazon.co.jp version just comes out sooner, it doesn't appear to have any special bonuses like some Blu-rays they sell.

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 01:25 PM

 

You'd have much clearer pictures of the abysmal, unfinished Rhino transfers because the show was mastered on video tape.

Unless they were going to pay to have it digitally fixed which would likely run into hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of dollars.


Well, there's been plenty of fairly obscure 80's and 90's anime that was originallly edited on video but has still been released properly on Blu-ray (sometimes with some upscaled shots though). It would certainly be a challenge to do all of G1 properly but I think it could be done as long as all the film masters are still in good shape.

 

G1 wasn't edited on video. When you look at broadcast version, you can see film splices whenever a scene was corrected.
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Posted 07 August 2017 - 03:42 PM

There's convenience to using Blu-ray for SD, since it takes up much less physical space than DVD. (Ex: this set is three discs instead of fifteen.) If you can live with Japan's dumb markups for home video (and, well, the language), this isn't too bad if you didn't already have the previous sets.

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 10:43 AM

 

You'd have much clearer pictures of the abysmal, unfinished Rhino transfers because the show was mastered on video tape.

Unless they were going to pay to have it digitally fixed which would likely run into hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of dollars.

Well, there's been plenty of fairly obscure 80's and 90's anime that was originallly edited on video but has still been released properly on Blu-ray (sometimes with some upscaled shots though). It would certainly be a challenge to do all of G1 properly but I think it could be done as long as all the film masters are still in good shape.
 
G1 wasn't edited on video. When you look at broadcast version, you can see film splices whenever a scene was corrected.
Ah, never noticed that before. That makes Rhino's remastering efforts even more disappointing, then. I wonder if the film for the fixed episodes is still sitting in a vault somewhere... I'd certainly volunteer my time to check through film canisters here in Japan if anyone would let me, but I only know a couple of people who have done work for Takara, Pioneer, and E-Hobby, not Toei, so I doubt I could convince anyone to let me.

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 10:48 AM

There's convenience to using Blu-ray for SD, since it takes up much less physical space than DVD. (Ex: this set is three discs instead of fifteen.) If you can live with Japan's dumb markups for home video


YMMV but I'd personally rather have an expensive release than none at all. Consider all the niche anime that gets a home video release while the US can't even get The Simpsons DVD sets anymore.

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 10:54 AM

Actually, they just announced the 18th season of the Simpsons for DVD (but not Blu-Ray!) release.

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 11:05 AM

Ah, well better late than never I guess. But there's still tons of western animation that never sees a home video release, while nearly all anime does get one, which probably wouldn't happen if they had to price them for Wal-mart customers.

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 11:18 PM

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 11:39 PM

the entire series on 3 discs. im still amazed sometimes how much they can get on a bluray


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