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@  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.

@  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".


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Posted 09 September 2017 - 12:46 AM

That "Russian Avengers" movie, Guardians, is out with an English dub (or sub if you want) at Walmart.  Haven't watched my copy yet, plan to this weekend.

 

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 08:47 PM

Finished watching it.  It's okay, but the cool speedster doesn't get to do a whole lot more than we saw in the trailers.  There's one bit with subtitles even in the dub, I presume it's because the character isn's speaking Russian (or English).

 

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 03:47 AM

The one with the bear man and the sickle guy?

Does it have a decent story at least? (Is it more whedon Avengers? Or BvS? Or Civil War?) How was the acting?

I want it to be a success but I heard it wasn't too good.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 10:24 AM

There's some fairly awkward beats because they want it set in the present day, but for it to be the result of Soviet-era supersoldier programs...so everyone's conveniently immortal.  It does lead to some decent character moments, at least.  

 

The basic plot is:

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Some of the lines may work better in Russian, but I suspect the "You lost because you had no access to rocks for your geokinesis, so your special power-boosting uniform has rocks on it," scene was meant to sound kinda stupid in any language.

 

One annoying bit is that the Token Female has the power of invisibility.  When she's in water.  And naked.  She also has immunity to temperature extremes, but kinda needs it since being nude underwater is a requirement for her base power.  (Her special suit lets her be clothed and not in water while invisible, but she's still wallowing in "the girl on the team" tropes.)

 

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 10:52 AM

I think i might pick this up. Sounds fun in a 'watchable but not super great' kind of way.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 12:57 PM

Basically.  And it's like $10 at Walmart, so it's not like you're paying import prices or something.

 

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 01:11 PM

Geez, that poor lady's superpower. I bet it comes into play in the end and all that. The sickle guy is the geokinetic?

Hmm, I'll check it out some time. But what's the redeeming factor? The action?

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 03:31 PM

Sickle guy is superspeedster martial artist.  Geokinetic has a big beard, and the buried lede with his rock-covered suit is that they also figured out how to let him channel his powers to make the rocks into a lightning-connected rock whip.  Werebear gets miniguns that switch into automatic "shoot whatever he's angry at" mode when he hits full bear mode.  Nifty teamwork effect once Invisible Comrade gets her suit is that she can turn people she touches invisible, so the lightning rock whip being invisible is pretty effective.

 

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 11:58 AM

Saw it in very bad subtitles. Should have seen it in an English dub.

Sigh. If only the main bad guy wasn't in an ugly rubber muscle suit. Couldn't take him seriously. Geokinetic was more awesome when he was doing moves ala Toph from Last Airbender. Once he had a whip, he got eeeeeeeh. Invisible lady had moves and abs, haha. Her turning the whip invisible was just a one time thing tho. Oh well.

Speedster looked more like a teleporter really. And he really could have done so many things and finished up quick. Him being Asian Russian whatever was, well, cool actually.

Didn't like the power combination. The geokinetic possibly could have taken down the tower easy if he could metal bend.

I think my favorite part was when muscle were bear turned into a full bear. I started gushing on how cute he was, mailing those people, haha. Then they hung him on a rope! How adorable, haha!

It could have been better, sigh. I wanted it to be better.

The lady commander looked so familiar. Friend said she was Calahan from Police Academy and she totally does the look! Hahaha!

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