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@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:52 AM)

The recent ongoing series didn't start until what, 2013?

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:51 AM)

Then was continued as a five-issue mini-series ("Local Heroes"), then came a 16-issue maxi-series ("The Dark Age"), plus a couple of standalone specials and two-parters...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:50 AM)

It started out as a series, but due to Busiek's health problems (?), it was put on hold after six issues, then got relaunched with a new #1, had several delays (again because of Busiek's health issues), was discontinued after #22...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:49 AM)

I don't get why people are making such a big deal out of Astro City becoming a series of graphic novels now. I mean, it's not like it's always been a steady ongoing series.

@  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)

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#21 Jalaguy

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:21 AM

Edit: The first image seems to feature different figures than the rest of the piece, with a Starscream with big, Machine Wars-ish turbines on his wings.


Given the sizes, I assume that's Scout Megatron, Warrior Bumblebee, Ultra Starscream and the Ultimate Optimus Prime mentioned elsewhere.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:23 AM

But if you grew up with the original toys, and were left confused and disappointed when Optimus Prime was turned into a gorilla


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:25 AM

Ahahahahaha Oh Shockwave.

 

No. No you can't pretend that's an alt mode. Go back home.



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:26 AM

If we're going to get modernized G1, I think this is the most successful attempt at that. That includes most of the Classics stuff. I like these. I'm interested to see the gimmickry.

They've made Shockwave look cross. That works in comics, not sure how well it works on a toy. On a different toy I suppose you could make that part articulated.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:27 AM

crab tank shockwaaaaaaaave

 

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:29 AM

I think at this point we can definitely put "don't make anybody turn into a gun" high on the list of things that current Transformers creators would like to tell the original 1984 crew, along with "make at least six decos of every mold so people demand cheap lazy repaints".

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:29 AM

Shockwave is just looking for a dropped contact lens. When you only have one eye that stuff is serious.
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:32 AM

I'm honestly surprised that Grimlock is in this assortment; I wonder if we'll see him in the cartoon.

Not entirely digging that dinosaur mode though, his T-rex head looks squashed like a pug or something.
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:33 AM

RID's toyline certainly implies we won't get a ton of toys of non-show characters.

(Also that we won't get toys of a ton of show characters, not that I'm bitter or anything.)

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:34 AM

The Warrior toys seem to be about the same level of complexity as the old ones, which is to say, simple but still more complex than the other figures.

 

I presume this will run much the same way as RID's toyline did with "gimmick stuff for big and small characters plus Warriors". Atleast the Optimus and the Megatron seem much more well de-vised than RID's own big toys, probably due to the fact they're allowed to have more than 3 steps.



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:35 AM

Why is it so hard to make IDW style Optimus turn into a normal truck?  Well, I guess it beats a hundred bucks for an unlicensed one.

 

That Grimlock, though.  Just radiates character.  He's got this whole Mesoamerican totem look going with his stylized fetish-carving beast head and big blocks of primary colors with parallel chevron panel lines... while also having apparently hastily reformatted himself and retained parts of a former missile tank mode. 



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:37 AM

Ahahahahaha Oh Shockwave.

 

No. No you can't pretend that's an alt mode. Go back home.

 

G1 Shockwave was just him lying down with his arms pointing over his head. I'd put this alt mode in about the same category. I think it looks neat.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:40 AM

Not seeing anything worth buying myself. If Generations is really going to end and this is what we’re in for, I think I’m going to probably have Transformers be less of a drain on my wallet in the foreseeable future. I don’t really mind the look but everything here is just a slightly different way of G1 with simple kid friendly gimmicks built in. It’s just not a look I’m into. But it’s also making me wonder why Evergreen is even a thing now if this is the non movie focus. It’s just not too different from each other.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:43 AM

not diggin these; but I like the look of being kid friendly



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:45 AM

If Generations is really going to end

 

Wait, what?


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:45 AM

Evergreen is not a toyline. Evergreen is nothing that will ever ever see public eye. Evergreen is a folder of visual documents to be used as reference for the characters design and look across different media to create a visual link across media. Something Transformers has tried before but in a much more lax manner. There is no "Evergreen toyline". There will never be one. It just happens that comic artists and cartoon artists and licensing material people are being given these designs to work off. This is not ever replacing Generations.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:54 AM

If Generations is really going to end

 
Wait, what?
People have been acting like complete and utter fools becuase the slide in the Habsro shareholder meeting showed a generic "Transformers: Generations" image under the "fan" age group for 2019 (POTP was shown for 2018)

It's just really dumb people looking for a reason to make themselves angry.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:55 AM

That reminds me, I really need to actually watch RID.

I kinda like Grimlock and Shockwave, the rest are meh.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:57 AM

If Generations is really going to end

 
Wait, what?
Nothing confirmed yet but sure seems to be quite a bit of “The Sky is falling” talk around lately about Generations.

Don’t we already have looks at Evergreen toys?

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:00 AM

Scout class and Ultra class are back, baby!!

 

(Or, Ultra might just be a renamed Voyager class like Ultimate seems to be a renamed Leader class, but still)


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