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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.

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@  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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#361 The Predaking

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 08:33 AM

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 10:46 PM

Buh buh WHA?!!!!  :o


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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 - 06:19 AM

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 15 December 2018 - 12:41 PM

It's interesting how all these different G1 Bumblebee releases over the years have had changes in just Japan and North America alone! I'm not sure any release was identical to the last. The original release was available in red in addition to yellow, with an Autobot symbol or a rubsign on the chest. Then we had G2 with the gold chrome, followed by the keychain with the remolded loop on the bumper. After that, we got the Japanese book style reissue with the new cartoon head and the rubsign replacing the sticker on the back of his head. Encore came next and had the same head and and sticker config as the previous release, but with new paint on the headlights, eyes and bumpers. Finally, this new Walmart release looks like the Encore, but it has one change; The original sticker on the back of the head has returned, replacing the rubsign.


What's next for this mold?

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 12:04 PM

I have an old 25th Prime I messed the cab robot up on trying to mod him to hold his gun properly, so a replacement cab would be welcome, yes.

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 12:54 AM

Jsut saw Devastator and Hot Rod hit clearance.




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Posted 29 December 2018 - 01:18 AM

It averages to nine bucks per Constructicon. I'd say that's a pretty good deal.

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 02:09 PM

I'd go for the $13 Hot Rod if it were available here. I never had the original as a kid (my parents wouldn't budge after getting me Rodimus Prime, because they were so similar, but variants of He-Man and TMNT were fine... wha?), and it would be a nice addition to my collection.

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 07:43 PM

He-man and TMNT were cheaper. :D

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 08:43 PM

Already on clearance? I still haven't seen the minibots.


That's not a bad price for Devastator, but I didn't like the green in person and I prefer the G2 colors anyway.





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Posted 29 December 2018 - 09:10 PM

I wish I could find Bumblebee, dangit. I've seen Hot Rod and the 'cons, but nothing else. I just want my cartoon-faced minibot already :(

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 10:52 PM

Look for a Bumblebee movie cardboard display back in the electronics section, that's where I found the mini-bots.


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Posted 30 December 2018 - 06:42 AM

He-man and TMNT were cheaper. :D

If that was their reasoning, I don't think they ever said as much.

They seemed more convinced "it's the same toy" as much as Targetmadter Kup was to the original.

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 10:13 AM

Vintage G1 Soundwave:


I must say, even for a toy that's been reissued about 6 times in the last 15 years... it looks especially good in the original packaging style.

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 10:15 AM

My reissue Soundwave is the dual cassette holder so I might get this one

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 10:34 AM

Yeah this looks like it might not be based on Soundblaster. Is that a first for a reissue?


Edit: Looks like the Linkin Park one went back to the single door? But that was gold colored only.

Edited by Msol, 02 January 2019 - 10:37 AM.

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 10:36 AM

I've always thought the Soundblaster double thick chest drawer was really ugly, so if this is actually back to the original chest I'm in.

-ZacWilliam, not sticking out and looking crappy beats holding two cassettes for me.

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 10:39 AM

Vintage G1 Soundwave:


I must say, even for a toy that's been reissued about 6 times in the last 15 years... it looks especially good in the original packaging style.


I have all the Soundwave and Soundblaster reissues, about half both loose and in box.


Even still, I want this for the huge nostalgia factor.


Encore Soundblaster and Twincast remain my all time favorite MISB figures (I have them loose too) because the presentation is so nice.


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 10:39 AM

Yeah this looks like it might not be based on Soundblaster. Is that a first for a reissue?
Edit: Looks like the Linkin Park one went back to the single door? But that was gold colored only.

The Wiki says that the 08 Universe reissue has the single door.
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