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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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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:56 PM

So Im visiting my sis in Santa Monica right now and Im wondering if anyone knows any cool shops to visit while Im here? Vintage stores with old TFs or even spots to find a Trypticon? Gonna be in Long Beach on the weekend, so same question. Weve got a car so driving isnt a limiting factor.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 01:00 PM

There are no Ollie's here, so no Trypticon to hunt for. The only place I can remember seeing G1 Transformers for sale in Los Angeles is Anime Jungle in Little Tokyo - it's actually a couple of storefronts in a Japanese mall, and I've seen a variety of vintage TFs there for what seem like decent enough prices. They also have a few old BotCon box sets and others, and weirdly, it seems like the easy-to-find recent stuff is overpriced and the rare/exclusive/vintage stuff is underpriced. 

 

There's also a new vintage video game store in there, selling old Famicom systems and cartridges. And it's next to a plaza with other fun stores and food. Worth checking out. 

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 03:37 PM

Little Tokyo is where we went, CPF? That anime store was really cool.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:56 PM

Little Tokyo is where we went, CPF? That anime store was really cool.

 

Yup! It's expanded since then, too. 



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:46 PM

Good to know.

 

Ain't shit in SD.

 

 

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:54 PM

Weird to see this thread as I'm in LA at the moment too.

 

Let me tell you, if you're looking for Targets with nothing but two random Skrapnels, two Rippersnappers and a pile of Crowbars surrounded by empty pegs this is the town for you.



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Posted 20 May 2018 - 01:51 AM

Weird to see this thread as I'm in LA at the moment too.
 
Let me tell you, if you're looking for Targets with nothing but two random Skrapnels, two Rippersnappers and a pile of Crowbars surrounded by empty pegs this is the town for you.

Was this the City Target downtown, perchance? I work nearby, and that's exactly the stock they've had for the last week.

If it was a different store, then I guess you're right that it's just how our Targets are.

Good to know.
 
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I don't mean to oversell. The display last time I was there was like a dozen G1 toys, almost all Headmasters/Target Masters. Good condition, though.

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 12:46 PM

The City Downtown one was one of them but I've been to a few. Now there's no TRU's Targets seem like the best bet mass retailer wise in LA?

 

(At least given I don't drive.)

 

I went to Anime Jungle on the basis of this thread though. Not so good for current stuff, but they did have an interesting selection of vintage things and I picked up one or two bits.



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Posted 20 May 2018 - 01:57 PM

Yep, I didnt pick up any TFs as they only had some HMs and TMs Ive already got, but I did pick up a boxed copy of Mike Tysons Punch-Out!! for the Famicom for $40 as a gift to my host here.

Tons of fun but Ive never played it on a non-crt screen. Holy crap that input lag!

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 03:18 PM

I mean, it ain't just TFs I'm looking to look at. I miss having a decent used/vintage toy store nearbyish PERIOD. I like seeing old toylines I hadn't thought about in a while even if I'd never buy any of it. Before I moved, the place I went to got in a shitload of carded late-series TMNT and Barnyard Commandos, for example. That was neat.

 

 

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 07:58 PM

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