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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)


@  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)


@  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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#1 GodmasterElvis


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:59 AM

I'm getting ready to move and as I pack I'm confronted with what to do packaging for figures I've opened and displayed. Normal retail stuff is all recycled, but what's your opinions on keeping things like Masterpiece boxes or UW boxes? I got ready to start putting Computron back in the box and suddenly questioned whether it was worth it or not.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:02 AM

I have been torn with this for many years.  I've gotten to the point that I have only saved my Japanese import boxes.  Now, as space is becoming a premium, I am confronted with the sole option of getting rid of all my open packaging. 


I am tempted to try to put all of it on ebay for like $1 plus shipping to see if anyone wants them before I just throw them out though.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:05 AM

Legends and UW had the boxart on the instruction booklets so I didn't feel a need to keep the packaging.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:09 AM

I used to save a lot of packaging (mainly Japanese or collector stuff), but no more.


I just buy too much and there isn't room.  The only packaging I hold on to know are the nice foam packages the Fun Pub stuff came in.  The rest gets thrown out eventually.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:10 AM

If you don't really want the box, there's no reason to bother keeping it. Personally, I only keep the box for certain things like G1 reissues that don't take well to being put in a tub with other figures, and Japanese imports that have packaging I don't see all the time on shelves. I mean there's no way I'm going to toss my G1 Megatron reissue in a tub, the thing's thigh struts would disintegrate.

Edited by PlutoniumBoss, 16 May 2018 - 08:12 AM.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:13 AM

I keep boxes only if I expect to keep using them.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:16 AM

Masterpiece are just about the only boxes I keep anymore. They're just handy storage for all those extra accessories that I didn't ever really need. :p


(Well I keep the Fun Pub boxes too but that's, like, no longer an ongoing decision I have to make. You know?)

Edited by NightViper, 16 May 2018 - 08:17 AM.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:06 AM

I haven't hit critical mass, but my policy is "keep Masterpiece, Takara and Various Exclusives boxes, bin everything else." My reasoning is mostly that they'll be easier to sell off later that way.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:13 AM

^This.  Although I am not overly concerned with reselling; I just keep them for posterity's sake. 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:27 AM

I actually go all the way and keep all the packaging right now.  It does take up a bit more room, but it also acts as packing material if/when I pack them back up. The US carded retail packaging though doesn't lend itself quite as well to being reused like this, but if I'm careful opening I can usually leave at least one side attached for closing it back up for stacking. It probably helps that I've still got room right now for the Mountain of Boxes, though.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:31 AM

If you're moving, re-pack as many of the toys in their original boxes as possible, then when you get to your new place and unpack, throw out all the boxes except G1, Botcon, MPs, and Platinum Edition.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:32 AM

i used to keep every box. now i discard them unless i keep the figures in the box (ie botcon sets, mp soundwave, and titan class figures). i have had a similar dilemma lately after moving in regards to the club figures. i like the idea of keeping them in their inserts, but not much space is gonna be saved just getting rid of the boxes themselves

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:48 AM

i was big on saving boxes and cards back in the r.i.d. 01 era but it became a hassle so i chucked em. now ive only a few boxes cause i like the art on them. guess i could take good pics of those and toss them as well

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:55 AM

Yeah, the thing that ultimately made it easy for me to get rid of a decade-plus of TF packaging was the fact that there are multiple high-res images of anything I might want to go back and look at all over the internet now.

The toys themselves already take up too much space.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:27 PM

I mostly throw out boxes now.  I used to keep them for nostalgia, but I have enough MISB specimens to fulfill that need that an empty box doesn't do anything for me anymore. I tend to keep MP boxes only as a place to store their accessories.  It's too bad the MP boxes are so boring--I'll never understand why they didn't mimic the G1 boxes.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 02:58 PM

I'm down to just saving bio stuff. So the cards and I'll cut down the boxes to just leave the back.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:59 PM

unless it's a fancy presentation box like sdcc or botcon I toss it. i also keep the shipper boxes from tfcc on account of the fancy foam. and they also work pretty decently as display risers

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:58 PM

I also kept the box for Brave Max because what else would I put him in when moving or storing him?

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:36 PM

It is a rule of moving as a TF collector that Fort Maxes always get shotgun.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:42 PM

I kept my third party upgrade boxes along with some of my takara boxes but most get recycled, plastic torn off the cardboard and then dumped into the green box to go on the drive along with the food bin and whatever else getting recycled that week, plus every other week, the black bin goes out for general waste! I used to have my classics & TFU figures boxes/packing but then evenly had a bit of a clear out of them as they were taking up space in the roof!


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