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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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#1 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 05:00 AM

Shinkalion, the line of transforming converting JR Railways bullet trains from TakaraTomy and ShoPro, is getting a television anime:新幹線変形ロボ シンカリオン THE ANIMATION("Bullet Train Transforming Robot Shinkalion The Animation"), currently scheduled to debut Saturday 6 January 2018 on TBS.

 

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Official TakaraTomy site

 

 

Previous Allspark Forums discussion on Shinkalion:

 

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 06:53 AM

The anime site spotlights seven Shinkalion:

 

E5 Hayabusa, piloted by Hayasugi Hayato

 

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E6 Komachi, piloted by Oga Akita

 

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E7 Kagayaki, piloted by Daimonyama Tsuranuki

 

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500 Kodama

 

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800 Tsubame

 

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N700A Nozomi

 

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And H5 Hayabusa

 

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 07:24 AM

I always liked the designs for this - heres hoping we get some more involved figures than the previous auto-transforming fayre.

Its a total pipe dream, but some form of figure of the previously-featured giant dogū enemies would be epic!


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 07:29 AM

I'll try it if the anime gets subbed but those other Drive Head or whatever shows were pretty dire. Not all kids anime can be as good as Precure, I guess.


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 07:34 AM

Its a total pipe dream, but some form of figure of the previously-featured giant dogū enemies would be epic!

 

They're called『バチガミ』(bachigami - literally "bee god").


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 10:15 AM

I wonder how these will compare to the JRX trains in size?



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 10:20 AM

Its a total pipe dream, but some form of figure of the previously-featured giant dogū enemies would be epic!

 
They're called『バチガミ』(bachigami - literally "bee god").

A Shakōki-dogū by any other name would trigger the same nostalgic feelings...

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 10:52 AM

I wonder how these will compare to the JRX trains in size?

 

Sadly, Shinkalion isn't sufficiently widespread to have received such a comparison review, but perhaps it would help you to see a guy hold the 500 Eva Type redeco in his hands.

 


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:56 AM

I wonder how these will compare to the JRX trains in size?

 

I owned the red one for a little while. It was about the height of the combined JRX. Sadly, nowhere near as fun or cool, so I sold it.



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 12:41 PM

Must have made a pretty penny doing that. I hear lots of people want JRX.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 06:23 PM

Kinda wish the trailer would have shown us who or what they were attacking.


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 06:41 PM


"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 06:42 PM

I didn't think I cared about trains but those robot designs are nice. I just spent a lot of my time in Tokyo trying to find toystore aisles that weren't about trains, but maybe I should have used that time more wisely!

 

ETA: surely with an alt mode that shape you're largely doomed to fairly simplistic or at least generic transformations though? Is there room for interesting twists? 


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 08:18 PM

The robot modes look pretty good thou they kind of remind me of Team Bullet train from RID (Car robots) and now that I think about it, in TF there's only been two train bots since that preiod that I can think of to get toys and both are the same charater, Astrotrain but they don't quite get the illision of the fact they are meant to be trains down, mostly down to the fact their triple changers so they have shuttle parts sticking off them in some manner thou I would say Classics/TFU has the better appearance for vehicle modes, while the resent TR one is more geared up to look like the G1 charater. Seriously, I think Hasbro & Takara should do another train transformer for Transformers, a wild card of sorts. This got me thinking of the ep from RID where the Predacons got beaten by a Stream train, that was pretty funny to watch


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 10:34 PM

BEGONE, Shinkalions! This is ALLSPARK dot com not THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE dot com!



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Posted 30 November 2017 - 03:56 AM

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 08:15 AM

SODORSPARK dot com!


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 08:29 AM

I'd visit, but only if the swear filter forces users to write in the proper style.

 

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 10:14 AM

Do we get little theme songs that play while we're posting, too?

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 02:25 PM

I'd visit, but only if the swear filter forces users to write in the proper style.

 

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Huh. It would be rather nice to see some people on this site forced to have posts typed up in proper grammar.


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