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@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!


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#1 Kalidor

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 10:27 AM

There's a lot on that list, including the one literally within walking distance of my house. 

 

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 10:34 AM


It might make sense to shift the posts discussing this in the PotP thread over here.

-ZacWilliam, also there's also a thread for this in General already.
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 10:35 AM

Oof, the one closest to me is closing. It's not a SUPER huge deal, since there's a Super Target right across the street that tends to be AS stocked on TFs, but it's still gonna suck to lose them; they tend to carry a bigger stock of amiibo, for one.


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 10:55 AM

All I can aside from bad luck to those in the US whose closest stores are closing, is:

 

All so the fall begins! Then again someone just needs to shout, "TIMBER!!!" and the stores start falling/closing!


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 11:17 AM

I'm fortunate to live in an area where multiple TRUs are available within a reasonable driving distance. Even more so, the two closest to me look to be surviving this round, although two of my favorite not-as-close stores do indeed seem to be targeted. Hopefully, that at least means I can find some good deals starting next month.



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 11:24 AM

I don't see the one nearest to me on that list, so that's a relief.


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:07 PM

All I can aside from bad luck to those in the US whose closest stores are closing, is:
 
All so the fall begins! Then again someone just needs to shout, "TIMBER!!!" and the stores start falling/closing!


Ssssoooooo you're happy for hundreds to thousands of workers losing their jobs in a piss-poor economy due to the machinations of greedy venture capitalists whose shortighted company-destroying profit-gobbling created a debt situation that caused a business that is actually successful and profitable under normal circumstances to suffer a debt burden that's nearly impossible to overcome because venture capitalists thrive on destruction, on top of the weakening of competition that manufacturers NEED for the market to be healthy or else more and more goes to companies like Walmart and Amazon who take and take and inch closer to monopoly status...

...because... um... they didn't satisfy your specific plastic tat demands, presumably?


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:35 PM

 

All I can aside from bad luck to those in the US whose closest stores are closing, is:
 
All so the fall begins! Then again someone just needs to shout, "TIMBER!!!" and the stores start falling/closing!


Ssssoooooo you're happy for hundreds to thousands of workers losing their jobs in a piss-poor economy due to the machinations of greedy venture capitalists whose shortighted company-destroying profit-gobbling created a debt situation that caused a business that is actually successful and profitable under normal circumstances to suffer a debt burden that's nearly impossible to overcome because venture capitalists thrive on destruction, on top of the weakening of competition that manufacturers NEED for the market to be healthy or else more and more goes to companies like Walmart and Amazon who take and take and inch closer to monopoly status...

...because... um... they didn't satisfy your specific plastic tat demands, presumably?


M "This Is Not A Thing To Cheer. This Is Pretty Much Bad For Everybody Not From A Specific Set Of Billionaires" Sipher

 

 

I never said I was happy about people losing their jobs, we all knew this was coming when news broke the company was in trouble and as I put it "So the fall begins" which means they are now downsizing to reduce their costs and overheads etc..., thus the fall of the company has begun including its rep!


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:35 PM

And one of my regular TRUs is closing. There's still another nearby, but still, this is a pain.


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:50 PM

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:59 PM

Yeah there were posts from other threads talking about this too.


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 05:26 PM

Some of these stores aren't TRUs, they're Babies'R'Us stores. Sometimes you get stores that are both, but the Mira Mesa store listed here is ONLY a BRU.

 

I mean that's still not good as BRU is supposedly the doing-even-better part of the company. But just a heads-up.

 

 

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 06:51 PM

The one in Cape Girardeau is closing but both Marion and Paducah survive. Honestly I'd rather have kept Cape. Thw Marion TRU is terrible about keeping current on TFs.
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 07:52 PM

I've got one Babies R Us and the two of the three TRUs within driving distance of my house closing, and the only one that's staying open is godawful at stocking anything, be it regular releases or exclusives. C'est la vie.


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 08:27 PM

Some of these stores aren't TRUs, they're Babies'R'Us stores. Sometimes you get stores that are both, but the Mira Mesa store listed here is ONLY a BRU.

 

I mean that's still not good as BRU is supposedly the doing-even-better part of the company. But just a heads-up.

It seems like they're generally closing stores that are only one or the other in favor of keeping the combined stores open.



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 11:08 PM

My store is safe I still have a job

 

I look forward to getting more PotP we seem to be the only place thats gotten decent stock in plus I can price match and still use my discount


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 01:57 AM

 

Some of these stores aren't TRUs, they're Babies'R'Us stores. Sometimes you get stores that are both, but the Mira Mesa store listed here is ONLY a BRU.

 

I mean that's still not good as BRU is supposedly the doing-even-better part of the company. But just a heads-up.

It seems like they're generally closing stores that are only one or the other in favor of keeping the combined stores open.

 

That makes sense. I admit I haven't really bothered to notice if the two non-closing TRUs I've been to here are marked as combo stores, but I'm FAIRLY sure they both have sizable baby furniture et all departments.

 

 

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 07:14 AM

Seeing the list, I am relieved that the Amarillo Toys R' Us (the one I shop in) is not on there.



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 08:30 AM

Yes, I'm relieved that the only closing in my area is a Babies R Us. There's only 1 in easy driving distance and my four-year-old loves it.



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