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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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#41 Lancer

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:02 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 - 11:03 AM

Don’t we already have looks at Evergreen toys?


The line is called Authentics and it's too small to replace Generations.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:04 AM

If we're getting every character in multiple price points, the toyline will have a really small cast. Not wild about that, because I really do like this style.

These regurgitated press releases funneled through semi mainstream media are always embarrassing for everyone involved, but this one was impressively halfassed. I was so confused by the backwards order that I glossed right over the trukk-not-munky paragraph.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:07 AM

If this Ultimate Optimus is roughly Voyager sized or just a little bigger, he'll be my new IDW Optimus.

But I've said that 3 times in the last 2 months so there's probably ANOTHER, better toy of the design around the corner at this point

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:12 AM

If we're getting every character in multiple price points, the toyline will have a really small cast. Not wild about that, because I really do like this style.

These regurgitated press releases funneled through semi mainstream media are always embarrassing for everyone involved, but this one was impressively halfassed. I was so confused by the backwards order that I glossed right over the trukk-not-munky paragraph.

 

I mean, Wave 1 of toylines usually feature the main cast, and the main cast are usually the guys that do get toys in multiple size classes.

 

You can probably expect some that will only get 1 toy to pop up later, and some that will be in the show and will NEVER EVER EVER get toys too!



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:16 AM


Ok. There seems to be a lot of confusion about the future. Let me see if I can frame what we know as I understand it. Feel free to correct:

1) Rescue Bots is getting a new Cartoon based on new young trainee characters at an Academy, coming next year I think and will certainly have toys for that.

2) These toys "Cyberverse" are the new Kid-Aimed Cartoon toyline, roughy based on "Evergreen" art, replacing the Robots in Disguise line.

3) We do not officially know when Power of the Primes will end. If it follows previous lines it would have a couple yet unknown waves in early 2019. There has been some rumor this will not happen and Generations will pivot to feature new Generations type toys based on the "Evergreen" artwork. We don't know yet, but maybe this weekend.

4) Authentics is a cheaper priced discount market line that will also use the "Evergreen" designs as a basis.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:20 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 - 11:23 AM

My hope is that Cyberverse satisfies everyone's desire for the 84-85 main guys so that Generations can keep giving us guys like Submarauder and Mindwipe.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:55 AM

"Hey, let's get new kids interested in our franchise by sticking SLAVISHLY to thirty-year-old cartoon models!" -The design team, apparently.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:05 PM

I mean, Evergreen Batman toys still look like how Batman's looked for 75 years, I dunno.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:16 PM

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.

 
Wait, like, articulated furrowed brow? That would be AMAZING. I would wiggle it up and down and have him poorly hit on so many femmebots. 

Beast Machines experimented with articulated faces, and this guy's face is just a hexagon. It's totally possible.

Shockwave as a terrible pickup artist seems in-character, and that's awful.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:22 PM

Here's another thing, I love that silver all over one of the Starscream toys.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:25 PM

I dunno, these feel... too G1? Movie, Animated, and Prime Starscreams were distinct designs, I'm not getting too hyped for a Starscream that looks like the multiple G1-stlye versions I already have. When Generations exists, it feels redundant.



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:28 PM

Yeah like, kids aren't gonna go "too G1 for me". As long as the cartoon's art style is modern and tailored to their tastes they're gonna click with it visually. And from the pics that we saw, yeah, the show looks just like every other action cartoon done in the last 2 years, so it should be fine to them. At worst one of them might be like "Optimus is the wrong kind of truck he is in the movies!".



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:36 PM

Those might well be my new favourite Megatron and Shockwave headsculpts!

Loving Grimlock's Dino mode too.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:41 PM

Oh, man. I totally skipped over the anti-BW sentence because I thought it was all PR boilerplate.

Beast Wars was 22 years ago. Kids who bought Beast Wars are 30 now. (cough) Time to adjust your weird out-of-touch grudge, maybe.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:47 PM

The big Megatron hasn't got elbows. One of them would be useless anyway given the cannon, but he still hasn't got elbows.

 

I remember hearing a lot about the character that comes across through the articulation back when Armada was announced, so I expect that level. If that's the price of having neat spring loaded gimmicks, then like Armada I'll say it's worth it.



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:48 PM

Yeah, with limited articulation and individualized gimmicks, these are essentially Armada, if Armada were G1.  



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:50 PM

And if we're comparing directly, I like Armada a lot more. But we;'ll see what future waves bring us.



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:50 PM

(Bumblebee's altmode is essentially Hot Shot's anyway)





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