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@  unluckiness : (18 June 2019 - 12:48 AM)

I see, so what the world needs is a Tommy Wiseau streaming service.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 11:02 PM)

Well, Conan did start the trend that resulted in a wave of Barbarian films in the mid to late 80s

@  MEDdMI : (17 June 2019 - 10:57 PM)

I keep wanting to read Corman as Conan

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 10:29 PM)

There needs to be some streaming service that caters to connoisseurs of schlock. Otherwise, a huge part of our cultural history will be wiped away. While many of these films are available on blu-ray, with more coming out each month, it's good they're also available for the streaming crowd.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 10:18 PM)

Corman did make an impressive number of barbarian films back in the day. If impressive is the word

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 June 2019 - 08:11 PM)

I mean, where else are you going to see the entire Roger Corman barbarian fantasy library (legally) for free?

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 June 2019 - 08:09 PM)

Oh Tubi TV, you are a haven for terrible films. Netflix, Hulu and Crackle all push for mainstream appeal and prestige, you got the guts to have ready access to dregs even the SyFy channel wouldn't air

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 01:33 PM)

Also you have Bayonetta and a bunch of Fire Emblem people.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 01:33 PM)

...I mean, Tales character. Probably up to/for it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2019 - 01:26 PM)

But what if I need to kill a god? Or several of them?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 11:25 AM)

Kratos is allowed, but only the one from Tales of Symphonia

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2019 - 10:56 AM)

So no Kratos?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 10:42 AM)

In any case I'd rather have another Fire Emblem character than another character from a PlayStation exclusive game who teeeeeechnically was in a spinoff.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 10:39 AM)

Kong had his name on the games first, but Mario was the protagonist first. It's debatable.

@  Rycochet : (17 June 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Wouldn't Mario be the one spun off from the Donkey Kong franchise, given that Kong was first?

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2019 - 05:19 AM)

I would count Wario and Yoshi, but not DK (might be because I wasn't even aware DK was spun off from the Mario franchise until I was in my mid-20s, but whatever)

@  unluckiness : (17 June 2019 - 04:13 AM)

But to be fair, Corrin is the only one I particularly dislike and it's really more boredom due to their blandness as characters

@  unluckiness : (17 June 2019 - 04:09 AM)

It would depend on whether or not you count DK, Wario and Yoshi as part of the Mario franchise or separate. Scratch that, there are more Mario characters even with just the mushroom symbol people but it's a close call.

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2019 - 02:55 AM)

You'd figure Fire Emblem would have enough characters in Smash. Kinda feels like there's more FE characters than Mario characters.

@  unluckiness : (16 June 2019 - 01:20 AM)

And for hug's sake, I hope that the new Fire Emblem's PC isn't one of the DLC

@  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


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#81 Chip

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:49 PM

 

I still hate the idea of the Dinobots combining.  And I hate the name Volcanicus.  

 

I think instead of trying for an actual combiner name, they should have just gone with something that Grimlock would have named them. Five-Bot Mashitron. Full-Force Reptillicus. Ferocious-Face Thundermus...

 

(Also, in fiction, it's never the same name from combination to combination.)

 

Slug picked the name Volcanicus specifically because Grimlock can't pronounce it.



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:50 PM

 

Am I the only one struck by how... blocky these Dinobots look?  It's just like how squared off Rodimus looks when nearly every other version is all curves.  It's weird, even compared to G1 originals.

 

It bugs me. I know the G1 animation models were frequently piles of boxes, but the toys had a bit more going on. What I want from G1-type stuff is not boxiness. And these are pretty boxy Dinobots.

These are almost boxier than the animation models.  Rodimus certainly is, too.  It's like they looked at third party stuff and took away the wrong lessons.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:51 PM

Swoop's blue chest should also help give the team some color variety on the shelves

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:52 PM

 

I still hate the idea of the Dinobots combining.  And I hate the name Volcanicus.  

 

I think instead of trying for an actual combiner name, they should have just gone with something that Grimlock would have named them. Five-Bot Mashitron. Full-Force Reptillicus. Ferocious-Face Thundermus...

 

(Also, in fiction, it's never the same name from combination to combination.)

 

This is the first idea about a Dinobot combiner I've even slightly liked. 



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:52 PM

As someone who likes the DInobot aesthetic, but isn't particularly invested in them I think this Swoop looks great, and Grimlock's robot mode torso looks weirdly proportioned.

The rest are fine. Not sure if I want the whole team.


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 08 September 2017 - 12:53 PM.



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:53 PM

I hope we get enough advanced notice on a G2 Dinobot set if such a thing ever comes that I don't break down and buy the G1 colors first. I'm all-in for eye-searing rainbow shelves basically always. *looks lovingly at his G2 WFC and CW Combaticons*



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:53 PM

I do wonder how the Leader-class toys transform; do you have to pop out the smaller dude inside and set them aside while you transform?

Because that would be a bummer.

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:54 PM

I absolutely don't want a Swoop with a blue chest, but I wasn't going to buy this one even if it had a red chest, so I'm glad that most people seem to have gotten what they wanted, even if what they wanted is wrong and ugly and dumb.

 

Also, I don't get what's wrong with the name Volcanicus. I like it. It sounds combinery, and volcanos are definitely part of the whole outdated-pop-culture-dinosaur thing the Dinobots are based on.



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:54 PM

Also also, if that silhouette of Predaking at the end is of the actual toy... I dig the practically-normal proportions. He looks very super robot-shaped! :thumbsup



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:55 PM

I am very happy that Sludge and Swoop get to be named Sludge and Swoop again instead of Slog and Strafe.



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:55 PM

So glad Swoop is blue.

So glad.

Edit: Heh, you've got people in other places already claiming that Takara will provide them the toy-accurate red Swoop.  


Edited by Shrug, 08 September 2017 - 12:58 PM.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:59 PM

 

Dinobots look nice in the display case.

https://imgur.com/a/RratL

..and I can't figure out how to post a pic properly today...


SWOOP IS BLUE! SWOOOOPPP IS BLUUUUUUEEEE!!

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EDIT: Actually, I take that back. They do still (usually) keep Rumble red, as is good and proper. ;)


Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 08 September 2017 - 12:59 PM.


#93 Demovere Xeno

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:59 PM

I do wonder how the Leader-class toys transform; do you have to pop out the smaller dude inside and set them aside while you transform?

Because that would be a bummer.

As far as I can tell, it looks like you have to transform Optimus and Rodimus' trailers separately before attaching the Deluxe robots onto them. Orion seems to just fold into a cube and jam in from the back, while Hot Rod slots in from above before attaching Rodimus' forearms to where Hot Rod's knees were.


Edited by Demovere Xeno, 08 September 2017 - 01:00 PM.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 01:00 PM

Reveal renders now up on Facebook.
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 01:01 PM

I am disappointed but not surprised we didn't see MPM Barricade. I am disappointed and a little concerned that there was nothing about the Movie Trilogy line.

 

If they hadn't led with movie kid-stuff and RID, I'd go "fine, it's like Botcon, whatever" but the fact that they seemed to be acknowledging everything makes it seem like an entire upcoming line should have come up if it still existed.

 

EDIT: POTP Optimus looks great.


Edited by LV!, 08 September 2017 - 01:01 PM.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 01:01 PM

Anyone notice how Volcanicus' head is super IDW Grimlocky?

 

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 01:03 PM

 

 

I still hate the idea of the Dinobots combining.  And I hate the name Volcanicus.

 
I think instead of trying for an actual combiner name, they should have just gone with something that Grimlock would have named them. Five-Bot Mashitron. Full-Force Reptillicus. Ferocious-Face Thundermus...
 
(Also, in fiction, it's never the same name from combination to combination.)

 

This is the first idea about a Dinobot combiner I've even slightly liked.

 


Maybe if one of the names was "Fullstrength Motleypuss"?



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 01:06 PM

Oh man, Slash looks great too. I love that she's a new Dinobot with the iconic gold-parts-under-clear-parts.



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 01:08 PM

Oh yeah, and we better get a Paddles remold.



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 01:11 PM

Did they show Slash's role in the combiner? Grimlock's dino head is prominent enough that I can't see her being a chest plate, and I kind of want a random beast to be the weapon of my hypothetical Council of World's combiner with Elita-1.





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