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@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:01 AM)

Because the very combination of those sounds is unknown to them, and thus they avoid it as if it were contagious.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:00 AM)

For example, the English "J" sound consists of sounds that exist in German: Basically, it's just a "d" sound followed by a very soft "sh". Yet there are many Germans who insist on calling the late King of Pop "Michael Checkson".


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#1 Egon1982

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:55 AM

What a year for movies it was and hard to believe it's been 30 years! i still remember as a 5/6 year old the good times and all even seeing craploads of movies in theaters 

 

My top 25 favorites of 1988:

 

1. Die Hard.

2. Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

3. Akira.

4. Beetlejuice.

5. Willow.

6. They Live.

7. The Blob.

8. Coming to America.

9. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

10. Killer Klowns from Outer Space.

11. Scrooged.

12. Big.

13. A fish called Wanda.

14. Shakedown.

15. Rambo 3.

16. Heathers.

17. The Land Before Time.

18. Naked Gun.

19. Oliver and Company.

20. My Neighbor Totoro.

21. Crocodile Dundee 2.

22. Adventures of Baron Munchausen.

23. Hellbound Hellraiser 2.

24. Alien Nation.

25. Midnight Run.

 

Honorable mentions:

Grave of the FIreflies.

Earth Girls are Easy.

Rain Man.

Dead Ringers.

Pumpkinhead.

The Bear.

Young Guns.
Fright Night 2.

Pin.

Above the Law.

Brain Damage.

Twins.

Monkey Shines.

Phantasm 2.

Bloodsport.

Twins.
Clean and Sober.

Gorillas in the Mist.

Elm Street 4 Dream Master.

Critters 2.

Child's Play.

Friday The 13th part 7.

Casual Sex.

The Dead Pool.

Police Story 2.

Funny Farm.

Ernest Saves Christmas.

Daffy Duck's Quackbusters.
Jack's Back.

Short Circuit 2.

Halloween 4.

Colors.

Comic Book Confidential.

Prison.

Night of the Demons.

Waxwork.

Maniac Cop.

License to Drive.

Lady in White.

Gandahar aka Lightyears.

Serpent and the Rainbow.

Red Heat.

 

Guilty pleasures:

Slugs.

Troma's War.

Return of the Living Dead 2.

Dead Heat.

The Nest.

18 Again.

Big Top Pee Wee.

Bad Dreams.


Edited by Egon1982, 11 June 2018 - 06:59 AM.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 02:46 PM

Seeing this topic, I was like, what was so special about 1988? Then I looked and saw just how many of the films i loved growing were released that year.

 

My Top ten list for 1988 films:

1.Big

2. The Naked Gun

3. Die Hard
4. Who Framed Roger Rabbit

5. Young Guns

6. Ernest Saves Christmas

7. Crocodile Dundee II

8. Scrooged

9. The Land before Time

10. Funny Farm
 

Honorable mentions:

Beetlejuice
Rainman
Coming to America
Beaches
Mississippi Burning
Rambo 3
Earth Girls are Easy
Twins
Oliver and Company
The Dead Pool
Red Heat
Short Circuit 2


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 04:39 AM

Seeing this topic, I was like, what was so special about 1988? Then I looked and saw just how many of the films i loved growing were released that year.

 

My Top ten list for 1988 films:

1.Big

2. The Naked Gun

3. Die Hard
4. Who Framed Roger Rabbit

5. Young Guns

6. Ernest Saves Christmas

7. Crocodile Dundee II

8. Scrooged

9. The Land before Time

10. Funny Farm
 

Honorable mentions:

Beetlejuice
Rainman
Coming to America
Beaches
Mississippi Burning
Rambo 3
Earth Girls are Easy
Twins
Oliver and Company
The Dead Pool
Red Heat
Short Circuit 2

 

Oh man, i remembered seeing Who Framed Roger Rabbit 4 times in theaters and having merchandise even a talking Roger Rabbit doll. Saw Crocodile Dundee 2 in theaters, Young Guns, Scrooged 2 times in theaters (one with my mom and big brother and one with my old man), Beetlejuice (3 times), Big, Funny Farm, Coming to America, Rainman, Rambo III, Twins, Earth Girls are Easy, The Dead Pool, Short Circuit 2, Land Before Time (3 times even on a field trip in first grade), Die Hard, Naked Gun and Oliver and Company (3 times in theaters even on New Year's day and had some merchandise even the CD soundtrack  that i got for christmas 30 years ago being the first CD i owned) in theaters as well.



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:48 AM

Top 10 Films of a weird, seven year old boy with a eight year older brother...

  1. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  2. Willow
  3. Big
  4. Beetlejuice
  5. Land Before Time
  6. Rain Man
  7. Die Hard
  8. Dirty Rotten Soundrels
  9. The Naked Gun
  10. Coming to America

Yep.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:23 AM

I remember going to see Who Framed Roger Rabbit for my birthday party that year and I think that I might have saw The Land Before Time in theaters, but I am not sure. I know that the rest were all VHS rentals though. We had a massive library of VHS films and TV shows and I saw most of my content that way growing up in a rural area.


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Posted 02 July 2018 - 12:08 AM

Who agrees 1988 was a fantastic year for movies?



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Posted 02 July 2018 - 02:32 AM

it was a year for film.

 

must have been something going on in the real world that drove people to create quality escapism 



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Posted 02 July 2018 - 11:15 PM

it was a year for film.

 

must have been something going on in the real world that drove people to create quality escapism 

And what are your faves of that year?





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