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@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (26 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm Making The TF Roll Out Short "Gotta Go Fast!"

@  Benbot : (26 November 2019 - 12:52 PM)

That's what I was hoping for. But here I am, at work the following day.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

You say "die in bed" and I'm thinking "why is that a problem?".

@  fourteenwings : (26 November 2019 - 07:06 AM)

If you don't get out of bed ever your muscles will lock in super-uncomfortable ways and you may get blood clots

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:53 PM)

You did nothing, and so rocks fall down and you die.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2019 - 08:35 PM)

But that's not you doing something, that's something being done to you.

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:28 PM)

Unless a meteor crashes down on your bed while you're in it.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2019 - 07:08 PM)

I've been trying for the last few hours to find an argument to counter this... and I can't do it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2019 - 03:32 PM)

The most dangerous thing you can do is get out of bed in the morning. Everything else that happens is a consequence of that one terrible, terrible decision.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2019 - 03:28 PM)

Driving, by itself, is dangerous. Anything done to compromise the concentration of the pilot just makes things worse.

@  Benbot : (25 November 2019 - 12:46 PM)

Actually, I think you could make a reasonable argument for saying driving with glasses is dangerous. That is, more dangerous than driving with contacts or perfect vision. You have poor peripheral vision with glasses.


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#101 Copper Bezel

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 12:48 PM

Well, that's the thing, isn't it? Potpie is entirely made of things that already exist in the comics and some that started there. There's nowhere to work in any toy designs except by arbitrarily sidegrading people. And I don't know that they're going to demonstrate the patience for that after indulging for T30 and CW but passing for TR. 

 

Any tie-in from the comics is going to be at a conceptual level, not at a "featuring these toys you can find at your local retailer" level.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 01:07 PM

Which, honestly, is fine by me. Generations and CW felt really forced at times in the comics ("Here's Scoop! Starscream takes this weird body form! And so does Jhiaxus for some reason!") I don't know a seamless way to advertise a toy product, but those weren't it.


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 01:13 PM

Oh, sure. I'm just countering the nitpicks to the wonder and glory that it would be if Sakamoto made the only dedicated official fiction to actually feature these toys. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 01:17 PM

Yeah, IDW did a massive Combiner Wars thing, then hinted that Titans Return might be a thing.


Hmm? IDW Combiner Wars was a six-issue event, IDW Titans Return was a five-issue event, one of which was bumper-length. And it seems pretty clear that TAAO's story where the Titans actually return would've been TR-branded too, if its start hadn't been delayed by SOTW.

I guess CW had a bit more explicit build-up prior to the event proper, but that was helped by the fact that Barber had already been writing about combiners long before the toyline came about.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 01:19 PM

Wow, this is really disappointing news.  This is the first time that I can recall ever having to actually cancel Takara preorders.  Bummer.


Edited by Sciflyer, 08 December 2017 - 01:19 PM.


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 01:23 PM

Hmm? IDW Combiner Wars was a six-issue event, IDW Titans Return was a five-issue event, one of which was bumper-length. And it seems pretty clear that TAAO's story where the Titans actually return would've been TR-branded too, if its start hadn't been delayed by SOTW.


I guess CW had a bit more explicit build-up prior to the event proper, but that was helped by the fact that Barber had already been writing about combiners long before the toyline came about.

CW featured the toys it was selling.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 08 December 2017 - 01:24 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 01:35 PM

Yeah, Sentinel Prime had an obscuring armorsuit for no reason whatsoever in the Titans Return arc. Besides that all we had was Sovereign in a temporary bodystyle and Fortress Maximus cheating to get a Titan-sized mecha suit that looked like him.


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 02:16 PM

Well, that's the thing, isn't it? Potpie is entirely made of things that already exist in the comics and some that started there.

 

I mean, uh

Not entirely

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 02:31 PM

No more Sakamoto comics being a possibility is easily the best news about this line.


 

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 02:48 PM

Hmm? IDW Combiner Wars was a six-issue event, IDW Titans Return was a five-issue event, one of which was bumper-length. And it seems pretty clear that TAAO's story where the Titans actually return would've been TR-branded too, if its start hadn't been delayed by SOTW.

I guess CW had a bit more explicit build-up prior to the event proper, but that was helped by the fact that Barber had already been writing about combiners long before the toyline came about.

CW featured the toys it was selling.


So did Titans Return? Of the 2016 TR lineup, Sentinel Prime, Alpha Trion and Fortress Maximus toys all get actively pimped (plus you could maybe argue Chromedome, Rewind, Brainstorm, since their toys are all based on IDW designs in the first place). It features a smaller selection of toys than CW though, sure, which is likely because the abandoning of pack-in comics meant there wasn't an obligation to feature every Deluxe figure anymore.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 02:50 PM

 

 

Hmm? IDW Combiner Wars was a six-issue event, IDW Titans Return was a five-issue event, one of which was bumper-length. And it seems pretty clear that TAAO's story where the Titans actually return would've been TR-branded too, if its start hadn't been delayed by SOTW.

I guess CW had a bit more explicit build-up prior to the event proper, but that was helped by the fact that Barber had already been writing about combiners long before the toyline came about.

CW featured the toys it was selling.

So did Titans Return? Of the 2016 TR lineup, Sentinel Prime, Alpha Trion and Fortress Maximus toys all get actively pimped (plus you could maybe argue Chromedome, Rewind, Brainstorm, since their toys are all based on IDW designs in the first place).

 

Yeah, Sentinel Prime had an obscuring armorsuit for no reason whatsoever in the Titans Return arc.


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#112 Jalaguy

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 03:03 PM

Yeah, Sentinel Prime had an obscuring armorsuit for no reason whatsoever in the Titans Return arc.


Not by the MTMTE sections, and he does have his toy-specific train mode even in the first part. Also, like... Infinitus.

Even if he's not on-model to it all the time, Sentinel's very presence in the comic is obviously in order to pimp his toy.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 03:06 PM

I keep reading this thread as being about the power of the phone lines.



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 03:07 PM

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 04:17 PM

No more Sakamoto comics being a possibility is easily the best news about this line.

I wouldn't count on that, Takara will have to craft some fiction around this somehow.

And I for one am interested to see if it'll vary from Hasbro's in any manner.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 04:24 PM

I keep reading this thread as being about the power of the phone lines.

 

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 04:31 PM

Takara will have to craft some fiction around this somehow.


And I for one am interested to see if it'll vary from Hasbro's in any manner.

 

What if TakaraTomy will handle their PotP like their 2012-2014 Generations line? Have an original tie-in story like the All Spark manga?

 

Speaking of which, we Anglophones still really need scans of All Spark.


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 06:17 PM

No more Sakamoto comics being a possibility is easily the best news about this line.

I wouldn't count on that, Takara will have to craft some fiction around this somehow.

And I for one am interested to see if it'll vary from Hasbro's in any manner.
I'd miss 'em if there were no more Legends style comics. There's so much ridiculous referencing and love in those pack-ins.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 06:39 PM

Hmm? IDW Combiner Wars was a six-issue event, IDW Titans Return was a five-issue event, one of which was bumper-length. And it seems pretty clear that TAAO's story where the Titans actually return would've been TR-branded too, if its start hadn't been delayed by SOTW.

I guess CW had a bit more explicit build-up prior to the event proper, but that was helped by the fact that Barber had already been writing about combiners long before the toyline came about.

CW featured the toys it was selling.
So did Titans Return? Of the 2016 TR lineup, Sentinel Prime, Alpha Trion and Fortress Maximus toys all get actively pimped (plus you could maybe argue Chromedome, Rewind, Brainstorm, since their toys are all based on IDW designs in the first place). It features a smaller selection of toys than CW though, sure, which is likely because the abandoning of pack-in comics meant there wasn't an obligation to feature every Deluxe figure anymore.
It's probably worth mentioning that the nature of Combiner Wars inherently meant more toys got featured. Not like they were going to include just Silverbolt and Skydive and have them combine into a Superion torso with one arm.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 06:42 PM

Not by the MTMTE sections, and he does have his toy-specific train mode even in the first part. Also, like... Infinitus.


Even if he's not on-model to it all the time, Sentinel's very presence in the comic is obviously in order to pimp his toy.

I still really don't see how this is a comparable thing, but okay. Suffice to say that a Legends-style comic featuring the exact likenesses of the entire toy lineup would be far more significant "exposure". 

 

Well, that's the thing, isn't it? Potpie is entirely made of things that already exist in the comics and some that started there.

 

I mean, uh

 

Not entirely

 

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Edited by Copper Bezel, 08 December 2017 - 06:43 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 




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