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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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#441 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:28 AM

 

Dinocassettes.

 

Nice!  Forgot about those.  :)

 

 

Understandable. They're pretty unique among G1 reissues for precisely that reason. Hasbro otherwise never does a G1 reissue that Takara didn't do first (at least in terms of the mold. I won't swear in regard to recolors). One can only hope this starts a trend.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 01:30 PM

...a trend continuing with the other two Dinocassettes, hopefully!

 

But then, yes, recolor the hell out of the Mini-bots to keep the waves going. 



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Posted 10 January 2019 - 03:58 PM

Gimmie Glyph at retail.

I'd even tolerate having the wrong head for her, just let me have at least one Beetle transformer coinciding with Bee's movie that comes in blue.



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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:14 PM

 

Pleasekeepgoinguntilwegetthingsnotreissuedbefore, pleasekeepgoinguntilwegetthingsnotreissuedbefore, pleasekeepgoinguntilwegetthingsnotreissuedbefore.

 

I wonder what the chances are of something like Trypticon or Piranacon happening again.

 

Guess it would have to be something old that showed up in a line that wasn't reissued in it's normal deco.

 

Is there anything else like that?  Considering Trypticon and Piranacon only existed because of Beast Wars II Gigastorm and God Neptune.

 

Has Hasbro ever produced a reissue without it happening from Takara first?  Short of their near simultaneous (and perhaps Hasbro initiated) reissue of Stepper?

 

 

Is Gigastorm a sought-after figure?  I have a minty fresh one I might be convinced to part with.



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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:21 PM

Not particularly sought after, it's just a figure that doesn't come up for sale often unless it's the Korean version, generally.  There were a couple of Japanese ones on eBay that sat around forever.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:25 PM

I still need Tryp's back battery cover of all things


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:01 AM

 

 

Pleasekeepgoinguntilwegetthingsnotreissuedbefore, pleasekeepgoinguntilwegetthingsnotreissuedbefore, pleasekeepgoinguntilwegetthingsnotreissuedbefore.

 

I wonder what the chances are of something like Trypticon or Piranacon happening again.

 

Guess it would have to be something old that showed up in a line that wasn't reissued in it's normal deco.

 

Is there anything else like that?  Considering Trypticon and Piranacon only existed because of Beast Wars II Gigastorm and God Neptune.

 

Has Hasbro ever produced a reissue without it happening from Takara first?  Short of their near simultaneous (and perhaps Hasbro initiated) reissue of Stepper?

 

 

Is Gigastorm a sought-after figure?  I have a minty fresh one I might be convinced to part with.

 

Not for me.  I've had mine since like 1999 or whenever.  :D


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:59 PM

I nabbed a Hot Rod on clearance for $15 today at my local Walmert. First time I've ever owned a G1 Roddy. He's....ok. Car mode is fun.

 

(I also finally managed to find the minibots a few days ago and grabbed myself a Bumblebee)



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 03:03 AM

Optimus Prime is hitting. That's not the big thing.

 

He is $50. Still not the big thing.

 

Hot rod is released in the correct orientation. There we go.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:48 PM

Just to keep this straight:

In the United States and Canada, the Vintage G1 line is exclusive to Walmart, in bilingual packaging (English/French).
In Asia, it's available at general retail, also in bilingual packaging.
Australia only got the "Legion Class" (Mini Vehicles) thus far, exclusive to clothing chain CottonOn, in multilingual packaging intended for the European market.
Singapore is an odd duck. Most toys are supposedly available at general retail in bilingual packaging, but the Singaporean branch of CottonOn is offering the "Legion Class" figures in European packaging like in Australia. And then the Bumblebee reissue was offered as a Combo Freebie at Golden Village movie theaters, and was stocked by The Falcon's Hangar, in bilingual packaging.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 01:23 AM

Pleasekeepgoinguntilwegetthingsnotreissuedbefore, pleasekeepgoinguntilwegetthingsnotreissuedbefore, pleasekeepgoinguntilwegetthingsnotreissuedbefore.

 
I wonder what the chances are of something like Trypticon or Piranacon happening again.
 
BBTS had a new listing for a Piranacon reissue, but we're still unsure if it's yet another release or if they just found more old stock of their previous Piranacon reissue.

Aren’t they still clearencing out the version from a few years back? Lol

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 07:39 PM

It would be nice to see a properly colored Piranacon at some point, but it's unlikely.

 

They need to keep mixing in surprises like Dinocassettes and Devastator and Trypticon and the Coneheads for this line to thrive.


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