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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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#41 Chip

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 04:17 PM

It gets rid of the clear pelvis lights, which were the most visually interesting part of MP-10. I think I'm too disinterested in Masterpiece at this point to be properly offended by the fake windows, but at this point this is the complete antithesis of what I want in a Transformer. Which is fine, at least it doesn't tempt me like those new Diaclones.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 04:29 PM

I think Im more impressed when theyre able to take character designs from thirty years ago; where almost no thought went into trying to make the vehicle and robot mode match. Then working out an engineering solution so they can exist as a physical object.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 06:14 PM

Man, it's not that I don't find it amazing they managed a Optimus so accurate to the animation.

I just don't think I have any love for a very expensive toy that puts so much effort towards looking like a badly drawn frame of artwork.

Good thing it looks like his character model, then!


Wow, then there's a TOY -and- a show that look like shit on PURPOSE? Depressing.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 08:54 PM

To think there would be three uses of the 1984 CW / UW Seeker mold and all of them are Starscream. :/

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:02 PM

All of them are Starscream and none of them are just plain Starscream.



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:12 PM

They had a golden chance of making one, but now that is shattered, and has a ghost of a chance of happening?
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:18 PM

Well, off the MP train I go

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:25 PM

They can turn me around on the fake chest windows with a redeco that does something interesting with them. I'm thinking of Laser Optimus, but instead of stickers you get a multi-layered high-tech monitor look by just painting designs on both sides of the "glass". Even just having different window colors in both modes would be something. I still wouldn't be in the market for this but it would look nice.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:34 PM

Cartoon Nemesis?

Maybe?
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:39 PM

Surely Laser Prime would need to be a different kind of truck with a different kind of trailer as well.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 09 June 2018 - 09:39 PM.


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:58 PM

Is it, though?

Certainly!  What you seemed to suggest this was them taking a random tween frame from the cartoon and making a figure based on that:

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When instead they're basing this on the show's reference model for Optimus Prime's design.  I mean, calling a style you don't like "badly drawn"?  Did I click on the Thundercats Go thread by accident?



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:59 PM

Fake chest windows

The unanimity on this is astonishing. Do y'all think he has gappy joints in at the outer lower corners of his pecs just to match the gappy joints there on the truck mode, too?

 

So I want to be like "maybe, but" but there's not a lot of maybe, the windows aren't fake. There's a strip taken out the middle and they collapse together over it in robot mode, like the hood chest of Alternity Convoy or like Toy World Primorion in reverse. There's also a tiny strip of non-window that materializes from lands unknown to give the windows back their missing frame edge.

 

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Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:20 PM

 

Is it, though?

 

Certainly!  What you seemed to suggest this was them taking a random tween frame from the cartoon and making a figure based on that:

 

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When instead they're basing this on the show's reference model for Optimus Prime's design.  I mean, calling a style you don't like "badly drawn"?  Did I click on the Thundercats Go thread by accident?

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I didn't say any of that. I questioned whether it was a good thing it was based on the cartoon model.



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:36 PM

To be fair, anyone could be behind that elephant mask.



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 01:09 AM

When instead they're basing this on the show's reference model for Optimus Prime's design.  I mean, calling a style you don't like "badly drawn"?  Did I click on the Thundercats Go thread by accident?

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I didn't say any of that. I questioned whether it was a good thing it was based on the cartoon model.

All I know is that the proportions are way less attractive than MP-10's, even considering MP-10's excess 5mm or so of forearm, so going for the most "definitive" rendition of a somewhat loosely followed character model didn't result in the best-looking toy. It's an interesting set of proportions and not inaccurate, but he just has so much less heroic a silhouette. And it's hardly the only "definitive" set of proportions for G1 Prime, either; MP-10's longer, flatter torso and bulkier boots all make him look (more heroic, less like Ironhide, and) more like the little Optimus Prime portrait used as the not-barcode stamp for many of the Marvel comics. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 05:49 AM

All I know is that I'm not paying 200 bucks for a box pulling a bigger box again. Especially now that both boxes will be missing their stripes. 


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 06:28 AM

Following the design sheet instead of the show's depiction strikes me as such an odd idea. Reminds me of how Prime's AOE toys were based on a non-final design instead of the CG model actually in the movie, and that was only because they needed the toys to come out in the same year.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 06:41 AM

The show is depicting the design sheet.  That's what model sheets are for.



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 08:10 AM

All I know is that I'm not paying 200 bucks for a box pulling a bigger box again. Especially now that both boxes will be missing their stripes. 


$200? :D

Maybe without the trailer.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 09:08 AM

Yeah, he $400, yo.



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