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@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2019 - 08:45 PM)

@xellos We get to many of those in Hollywood movies.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 08:13 PM)

Re:Creators!

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 07:47 PM)

There is also Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, where people regularly get summoned to a fantasy world, then eventually sent back with their accumulated powers (and the main character smuggles the demon lord's daugher by his request, which is a no-no)

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 07:23 PM)

We need more inverse isekais, like The Devil is a Part-Timer

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 04:11 PM)

I feel like Tron is pushing it but I can't actually come up with an argument to that effect

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

To Arazyr- I don't see why it wouldn't be.


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#421 tec

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 08:53 PM

Pics from the the best damn job ever getting paid to play with toys yes please

 

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And yes those hard cases

 

 

 


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Posted 28 June 2018 - 12:06 AM

Last day for my store, too. 

 

Ended up going to the laundromat instead as the washing machine broke down yet again. 



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Posted 28 June 2018 - 08:37 AM

Last day for the store by me.



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Posted 28 June 2018 - 10:15 AM

This video sums up how I feel.

 



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Posted 28 June 2018 - 05:52 PM

Well it was a homecomeing of sorts I first laid eyes on Optimus Prime in Toys R Us back in 84 so its fitting that I did this

 

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Optimus curses his one red mark for speedy check out

 

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For 5 years I commanded 4 and half aisles check out the pics I posted in my last post to the theses last two shots


Edited by tec, 28 June 2018 - 05:53 PM.

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#426 wonko the sane?

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 06:05 PM

Well, props to TRU canada. I ordered my nephews playmobil ghostbuster kit this week, on monday even. It arrived today, after I specified I would happily go to the store to pick it up. Cost me all of 2 bucks for shipping.



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Posted 28 June 2018 - 06:59 PM

TRU Canada does have pretty decent shipping. After being unable to find the Power Rangers Legacy Titanus in any store around me for a few weeks a while back, I finally gave up and just ordered online. Thanks to the ungodly expensive price, the shipping was free. It did arrive very quickly and was well-packaged. I've since gotten a little more comfortable ordering from them online, even though I can be a stickler for packaging (depending on the item).



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Posted 29 June 2018 - 09:23 AM

Thanks for sharing, tec.



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Posted 29 June 2018 - 12:48 PM

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For 5 years I commanded 4 and half aisles check out the pics I posted in my last post to the theses last two shots

 

Man, I wish I didn't look at these pics. I has such a sad right now. I avoided going to my local TRU for the last few weeks specifically to avoid seeing this.


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#430 tec

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 03:07 PM

I got an interview next Thursday for Targets Electronics Dpt woot and If I land it Ill be making more money then I did at TRU

 

I just got this in my email from the last day :(

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#431 tec

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 01:43 AM

I got another job offer today to work at a retro type store


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Posted 01 July 2018 - 03:48 AM

Retro toys?

Toys R Us is still open in South East Asia. This is my only video of Geoffrey the Giraffe. Dunno who the Babies R Us BRU bear is.



Good bye and good luck Geoffrey!

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   TOY DRAMA THEATER!

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#433 tec

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 08:53 AM

Welp to close out this saga I was hired at Target

 

What 7 days and I already got a second job I nailed the interview and on paper its gonna say hardlines but the jobs going to be a Toys/video game hybrid


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#434 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 09:19 AM

Good job! Good for you :)
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1 minute of (minimal) lights, (steady) camera and...  ACTION FIGURES! (mostly Transformers) - Episode 031: Combiners and chest envy 

Episodes here


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 11:12 AM

I kind of wish I could have the attachment to TRU everyone else does, but I think I went to the NYC FAO Schwarz more often in the 80s and early 90s than I did to my local TRU. Kids R Us, Caldor, Kay-Bee, those I remember, but I didn't really go to TRU regularly until 1994, and nary a few years later the figure aisles shrank while the prices rose. That and mediocre stock kept me away except for store exclusives, and even those were a crap shoot.  I've had more luck at Walgreen's in the last few years.

 

Sympathies to tec and all of you that miss it, though.


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 11:54 AM

Welp to close out this saga I was hired at Target
 
What 7 days and I already got a second job I nailed the interview and on paper its gonna say hardlines but the jobs going to be a Toys/video game hybrid

"Hardlines" really means "Everything but clothing".

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 12:17 PM

wait that makes TMM my senior aka my boss Noooooooooo


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#438 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 12:39 PM

Pft, nah, that'd mean I was actually valued enough to get help at work.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 03:43 PM

wait that makes TMM my senior aka my boss Noooooooooo


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 03:49 PM

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