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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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#2981 Spark

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 12:34 PM

Now that I've gotten Optimus and Megatron, I'm pretty impressed with the plastic content on these guys.  They finally got some heft back that we haven't really seen since First Edition Prime stuff.  I'm extremely glad to see that they also seem to have turned away from the "eliminate all hardware" approach that had everything either clipping together or pinned instead of just using screws.  This may be the first time since Beast Machines or maybe Cybertron where I feel like a price hike really came off as justified.

 

On a side note, is there any way to lock in place the plate upon which Megatron's head sits?  That seems like an oversight if there isn't.


Edited by Spark, 14 December 2018 - 12:35 PM.

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#2982 Octavius Prime

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 01:42 PM

Now that I've gotten Optimus and Megatron, I'm pretty impressed with the plastic content on these guys.  They finally got some heft back that we haven't really seen since First Edition Prime stuff.  I'm extremely glad to see that they also seem to have turned away from the "eliminate all hardware" approach that had everything either clipping together or pinned instead of just using screws.  This may be the first time since Beast Machines or maybe Cybertron where I feel like a price hike really came off as justified.
 
On a side note, is there any way to lock in place the plate upon which Megatron's head sits?  That seems like an oversight if there isn't.


Did you find them at retail in GA, Spark?

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 02:57 PM

 

 

On a side note, is there any way to lock in place the plate upon which Megatron's head sits?  That seems like an oversight if there isn't.

 

Short of stuffing something underneath to keep it from sinking, not that I'm aware of.


 
 
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Posted 14 December 2018 - 03:05 PM

Since Greenlight didn't turn out to be a Chromia retool (and hopefully neither does a theoretical Lancer), I'm guessing that Chromia might have alternate tooling for Arcee?
 
Seems logical to me that they'd probably want an Arcee there.  Particularly with (Spoilers for Bumblebee Movie)...

Spoiler


Honestly I almost want an Elita 1 from Siege Chromia just so that whole crew can be uniform :p

#2985 Cybersnark

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 06:59 PM

That flame effect is really cool.

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 10:18 PM

So, does this mean that gestalt-scream will get some legs?


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 10:37 PM

So, does this mean that gestalt-scream will get some legs?

 

Golden Lagoon Starscream and whichever Hasbro Blast Off (jet or shuttle) one doesn't have attached to Bruticus do that job quite nicely. ;)


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 11:22 PM

So, does this mean that gestalt-scream will get some legs?

 

Give us Buster and Hydra to match Dreadwind and Blackwing, Hasbro!


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 11:28 PM

 

So, does this mean that gestalt-scream will get some legs?

 

Give us Buster and Hydra to match Dreadwind and Blackwing, Hasbro!

 

I think you mean Takara, as such would most likely be a LG-EX exclusive.


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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 15 December 2018 - 12:00 AM

Got my Micromasters in the mail this evening from HTS.

 

Oh my lord, the tolerances on these guys.  I have yet to transform Stormcloud, Roadhandler or Swindler without one or more limbs popping off. Swindler won't snap together in car mode (one arm refuses to peg into place), and likewise one of Stormcloud's legs won't stay in its assigned jet-mode peg.  Roadhandler required some excess force to get his car mode snapped together right.

 

It's a disappointing start to a part of STEGE that I was really looking forward to.

 

(also, doesn't ANYBODY do non-video toy reviews anymore?? I don't want to look at your face, hear your voice, listen to your stock intro chatter, or watch your hands fuddering about with the toy for ten minutes. I just want to read and see a few photos... which incidentally would also be a lot less work for you!)

 

 

ETA: looks like I got a genuinely defective Swindler. One of the car-hood pegs is twisted so it's about 45 degrees out of square from where it should be.   [insert joke about getting swindled here.]  Wondering how much heat it would take to make the plastic pliable and twist it back into place...

 

ETA2: I can't look at Stormcloud without seeing him staring at his arm-stumps like he just got his hands chopped off by a lightsaber.


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Posted 15 December 2018 - 12:29 AM

Oh my, Greenlight is bloody gorgeous. The Novastar wave was not widely available here and I convinced myself that I only needed the Moonracer use of the mold, but Greenlight is Pay Anything To Import levels of niceness.

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 05:00 PM

I've split the video review talk into a dedicated thread: https://www.allspark...-photo-or-text/

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 05:15 PM

New pics.

 

Source unknown.

 

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So it seems that the source of these images that no one on other sites wanted to credit was Weibo user 蓝色正午, according to TFormers.

 

蓝色正午 also included a comparison compilation with Moonracer and Novastar.

 

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And a fan-created? animation model for Greenlight.

 

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 05:25 PM

Yes, that is a fan-creation, no question there. The robot mode is close to the cartoon, though not exact, but that alt-mode comparison there is 100% pointless as that's just entirely made-up.   


Edited by Kil, 15 December 2018 - 05:26 PM.


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Posted 15 December 2018 - 05:50 PM


Aw, just got an email from Amazon cancelling my 3 preorders for WFC Reflector.

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 10:59 PM

i got one too :(


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 10:38 AM

Likewise.


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 11:33 AM

The Gamer Party 2018 event in Taiwan has some great new images for STEGE Magnus and Shockwave. They are looking really good!.

Galleries are up on the front page, as is a link to the facebook group that originally posted the images. So check'em out/

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 12:21 PM

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 01:23 PM

Cabnus suffers from a direct comparison with Optimus, coming off as a little clunky and squat, but he's still a more interesting design and I'm still very excited about him.

 

Does...does anybody want to buy some Magnus armor?





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