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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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Best way to get SDCC Primal in the UK?


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 06:45 AM

So I don't often go after SDCC exclusives but Primal is ticking a few boxes, primarily the fact it seems to be the only way to finish up the Prime Masters.

 

Problem is I'm in the UK, not the US. What are my best hopes of getting hold of this and, ideally, at a fair price?



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Posted 08 July 2018 - 06:53 AM

It'll honestly depend. Potentially lots of the UK importers will sell them if they can acquire them via Hasbro Asia channels. That definitely happened last year - I got the Revolution boxset from Kapow.

Nothing on Kapow yet this year, but I do notice that ID Toys have a placeholder listing up:

https://www.indemand...-of-the-primes/

Basically, keep an eye on the UK import toy websites and you'll probably be fine.

Edited by Jalaguy, 08 July 2018 - 06:54 AM.


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 09:35 AM

I was thinking about picking him up at TFN, but I know it'd be super expensive, given that the wall of Velocitron sets was like £160 in-person - so I appreciate the investigation into alternate outlets.

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 12:49 PM

Kapow has listing stuff like the special edition Blast Off and Wreck Gar, along with Nemesis Orime. Plus it has managed to get many (though not all) of the various show exclusives. So i'd keep an eye on them.

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 12:55 PM

So I don't often go after SDCC exclusives but Primal is ticking a few boxes, primarily the fact it seems to be the only way to finish up the Prime Masters.

 

Problem is I'm in the UK, not the US. What are my best hopes of getting hold of this and, ideally, at a fair price?

 

If indemand and Kapow fail, it be Ebay most likely but I'm not intersted in getting the Optimal Optimus black deco, while it looks kind of nice, I'm not really feeling attracted to it, thou I recomend you shop around on ebay and look at the postage stuff because some might seem more costly but it could pay the import fees/taxes.


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 10:52 AM

https://www.indemand...-of-the-primes/

 

Pre-order already gone :(



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Posted 15 July 2018 - 11:53 AM

I don't think they've been actually made available yet, they're not really sold out. ID toys have had to mega discount their SDCC exclusives over the last few years but that's a big risk.

But Repugnus lasted ten minutes on Kapow :-(

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 12:14 PM

Yeah. I didn't even know he was listed til he was already gone.

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 12:14 PM

I believe

I don't think they've been actually made available yet, they're not really sold out. ID toys have had to mega discount their SDCC exclusives over the last few years but that's a big risk.

But Repugnus lasted ten minutes on Kapow :-(


Nah, they have listed the SDCC stuff, everything else other than Primal is still available to preorder:

https://www.indemand...gory/sdcc-2018/

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 01:14 PM

hasn't the london Comiccon had shared Hasbro SDCC exclucives in the past?


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 01:38 PM

hasn't the london Comiccon had shared Hasbro SDCC exclucives in the past?


The SDCC 2016 exclusives had an official/Hasbro-sanctioned UK release via A1 Toys, but they barely sold and A1 ended up clearancing the last of the stock, so it didn't happen again in 2017.

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 02:21 PM

If I'm lucky enough to get one of the sets on the 13th I'll totally be looking to sell the Prime Masters that, while realizing they're important to a set for others, I could not care less about.



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Posted 15 July 2018 - 02:28 PM

EDIT: Took too long to research, others have brought up the fact.

Edited by Nevermore, 15 July 2018 - 02:28 PM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 15 July 2018 - 02:37 PM

hasn't the london Comiccon had shared Hasbro SDCC exclucives in the past?

The SDCC 2016 exclusives had an official/Hasbro-sanctioned UK release via A1 Toys, but they barely sold and A1 ended up clearancing the last of the stock, so it didn't happen again in 2017.

Yeah, I have both the 3 pack and Fort Max. They were so desperate to clearance that I got SDCC Maximus for less than the standard version retails here.

They also got stuck with G1 reissues like the Insecticons that were going for silly prices by the end.

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 04:13 PM

hasn't the london Comiccon had shared Hasbro SDCC exclucives in the past?

The SDCC 2016 exclusives had an official/Hasbro-sanctioned UK release via A1 Toys, but they barely sold and A1 ended up clearancing the last of the stock, so it didn't happen again in 2017.


Yeah, I have both the 3 pack and Fort Max. They were so desperate to clearance that I got SDCC Maximus for less than the standard version retails here.

They also got stuck with G1 reissues like the Insecticons that were going for silly prices by the end.


You can still get the Triple Changers and Insecticons from them for 20 and 30 quid respectively!

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 05:11 AM

Any leads on Primal?

 

Please? :(



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Posted 28 July 2018 - 07:38 AM

He's come and gone from Kapow now too, I believe.

At this point, your best options are probably watching eBay or putting out feelers to see if anyone in the US would be willing to middleman you one from HTS once they go up there.

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 11:45 AM

How likely are ebay sellers with this to be bootlegs? Found some from Hong Kong and Taiwan.



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Posted 28 July 2018 - 11:49 AM

Probably not super likely, I don't think KOs normally happen that fast? TFWiki reports that he's actually available at general retail in Taiwan.

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 12:58 PM

Yeah, I'd say they're very unlikely to be KOs.





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