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@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 01:33 PM)

Also you have Bayonetta and a bunch of Fire Emblem people.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 01:33 PM)

...I mean, Tales character. Probably up to/for it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2019 - 01:26 PM)

But what if I need to kill a god? Or several of them?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 11:25 AM)

Kratos is allowed, but only the one from Tales of Symphonia

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2019 - 10:56 AM)

So no Kratos?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 10:42 AM)

In any case I'd rather have another Fire Emblem character than another character from a PlayStation exclusive game who teeeeeechnically was in a spinoff.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 10:39 AM)

Kong had his name on the games first, but Mario was the protagonist first. It's debatable.

@  Rycochet : (17 June 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Wouldn't Mario be the one spun off from the Donkey Kong franchise, given that Kong was first?

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2019 - 05:19 AM)

I would count Wario and Yoshi, but not DK (might be because I wasn't even aware DK was spun off from the Mario franchise until I was in my mid-20s, but whatever)

@  unluckiness : (17 June 2019 - 04:13 AM)

But to be fair, Corrin is the only one I particularly dislike and it's really more boredom due to their blandness as characters

@  unluckiness : (17 June 2019 - 04:09 AM)

It would depend on whether or not you count DK, Wario and Yoshi as part of the Mario franchise or separate. Scratch that, there are more Mario characters even with just the mushroom symbol people but it's a close call.

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2019 - 02:55 AM)

You'd figure Fire Emblem would have enough characters in Smash. Kinda feels like there's more FE characters than Mario characters.

@  unluckiness : (16 June 2019 - 01:20 AM)

And for hug's sake, I hope that the new Fire Emblem's PC isn't one of the DLC

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 June 2019 - 04:11 PM)

Smash Bros could never touch a new franchise again, and I'd still have laundry lists of side characters and villains I'd love to see included.

@  unluckiness : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

DINNER

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

cuz i wanna fight a boat

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:35 AM)

if we must have another zelda character, id want the king of red lion

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 10:38 PM)

I would unironically love Tingle in Smash.

@  Paladin : (14 June 2019 - 02:06 PM)

they HAVE to put Travis Touchdown in at some point now, right???

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 June 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Right after Shaq.

@  Locoman : (14 June 2019 - 12:36 PM)

When will we get Bluster Kong in Smash?

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 08:20 AM)

The last three DLC characters are Tingle, Charles Barkley and L Tetris block with Reverse L Tetris block as an Echo fighter.

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Pipe dream Smash entry: The Prince from the Katamari series. :D

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 06:35 AM)

The space/time around them gets frozen too! ....or something.

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 06:01 AM)

I still want to find out how freezing people suspends them in midair

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 June 2019 - 02:45 AM)

We really need Subzero or Scorpion in Smash. Violence aside, they are pretty big gaming icons as well.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 08:18 PM)

Given Nintendo's relationship with Tecmo, I'm still waiting for Ryu Hyabusa

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 June 2019 - 07:19 PM)

I'm still waiting for Doomguy.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I just started watching High School DxD (don't judge me...) and I caught on the Nintendo Treehouse some request Rias for Smash lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 June 2019 - 11:25 AM)

I have having to watch a video to find out why someone wanted me to watch the video

@  Nevermore : (11 June 2019 - 04:58 PM)

I remember when the TPB for The Dark Age 2 was delayed for an entire year...

@  Trpodeca : (11 June 2019 - 03:55 AM)

I just wish they'd release the Astro City paperback trades.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:31 AM)

As an open-minded heterosexual, I wouldn't mind seeing more of that.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:29 AM)

Currently in the process of re-reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City. Big props for the issue featuring the "Dancing Master" and its portrayal of non-stereotypical gay characters.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 June 2019 - 05:25 AM)

Don't phone charges often contain special rapid charge circuitry, though? The voltage might be higher too, given the selfie stick probably has a very basic battery.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 June 2019 - 11:28 PM)

Glad to be of assistance!

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 10:32 PM)

*checks selfie stick and phone charger* huh. perfect fit. thanks!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 June 2019 - 09:58 PM)

I would use the USB-to-AC adapter that came with my iPhone, though I gather you must have a different brand of cell phone.

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:42 PM)

In that case a generic adapter is probably your best bet, then. Keep in mind a lot of hotels now have plain USB outlets in rooms too, though; but I guess that's not guaranteed

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 05:31 PM)

yeah, i just need something small to plug into the wall. im not sure im taking my laptop on my trip later this year and i want a way to charge my stuff

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:04 PM)

They also have wall outlets with built-in USB in addition to the two regular plugs; I installed those around my place so I have USB ports everywhere

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:02 PM)

You might be able to get a generic adapter to use with it at Radio Shack if you know the appropriate voltages or whatever

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:01 PM)

It came with a USB cable with no AC adapter? A lot of lower priced electronics do that, presumably assuming that USB is pretty ubiquitous

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:00 PM)

Yeah, must be, I guess.

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 04:59 PM)

maybe having bluetooth has something to do with it?

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 04:58 PM)

the one i got has an on/off button, and came with a usb to attach to my laptop to charge it. its this one https://www.walmart....ility/432985497

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 04:51 PM)

Selfie sticks have power? I thought they were to just hold the phone away from you

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 04:44 PM)

need some technical help.how do i charge my selfie stick without using my laptop? is there some kind of portable charger? i know it sounds like a dumb question, but i dont know very much about this stuff

@  MEDdMI : (08 June 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Different songs or overdosing don't work for me. My brain can play multiple songs at once. Best to do something else to distract me.

@  Xellos : (08 June 2019 - 05:36 PM)

Still, the worst is having the last song I hear before going into work being stuck in my head all day.


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Star Wars General Discussion - What will the future of the franchise look like?


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#461 Daith

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 08:23 PM

It was the Little People Class. Ones with really squeaky voices. Thats why Yoda tends to lead the class.

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 08:24 PM

apparently Disney wants to scrub the term "younglings" from canon so they don't have to deal with the fact that Anakin Skywalkers' a child killer. 
 
https://comicbook.co...anakin-murders/

 
Why would you trust comicbook.com? Clickbait is their modus operandi.

Not to mention that the one piece of anecdotal evidence doesn't even imply that they're "scrubbing it out of canon", or retconning Anakin killing kids. It just says that they didn't want to disturb parents by calling their kids something that's strongly linked with child murder while they're in the park. Nothing to do with the canon at large.

But apparently they aren't even doing that.

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 08:26 PM

Obi-wan's delivery of the whole "younglings" lament to Padme was so wooden, anyway, it's more of a comic moment than dramatic.



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Posted 08 June 2019 - 09:37 PM

It would be pretty daft to scrub the word younglings given how Disney does Imperial parades, encourages kids to dress up as Vader and Kylo, etc.

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 07:44 AM

It would be pretty daft to scrub the word younglings given how Disney does Imperial parades, encourages kids to dress up as Vader and Kylo, etc.

 

Generally, I think its not really coming from the head of Disney but more from whoever in charge of the park and how they view things but that merely my view.


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Posted 09 June 2019 - 09:07 AM

apparently Disney wants to scrub the term "younglings" from canon so they don't have to deal with the fact that Anakin Skywalkers' a child killer. 
 
https://comicbook.co...anakin-murders/

 
Why would you trust comicbook.com? Clickbait is their modus operandi.

Because that's Paladin's modus operandi?
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Posted 09 June 2019 - 01:21 PM

Next its the Creature Shop!

The Creature Shop is really cool, the cast members insist youre adopting a pet and they give you these cool cafe boxes to hold them (I declined the cage box for this guy). A little girl in front of me was getting a Porg and the cast member was super sweet, telling her how the feed it and asking what she was going to name it. Adorable.

I myself got a Mynock! All the toys in the creature shop have some sort of action feature to help them come alive. The mynock has a lever hidden in its tail that makes it flap its wings and squeak. It also suction cups onto glass surfaces because of course it does. Its a mynock!

His name is Harold.

 

does he chew on the power cables?


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Posted 09 June 2019 - 10:36 PM

Next its the Creature Shop!

The Creature Shop is really cool, the cast members insist youre adopting a pet and they give you these cool cafe boxes to hold them (I declined the cage box for this guy). A little girl in front of me was getting a Porg and the cast member was super sweet, telling her how the feed it and asking what she was going to name it. Adorable.

I myself got a Mynock! All the toys in the creature shop have some sort of action feature to help them come alive. The mynock has a lever hidden in its tail that makes it flap its wings and squeak. It also suction cups onto glass surfaces because of course it does. Its a mynock!

His name is Harold.

 
does he chew on the power cables?
Only if youre a bad pet owner.

The rest of my stuff was traveling overland with my folks, and just arrived. Tomorrow Ill do a full opening of the Dejarik Set, and Tuesday Ill show off the Droid. But for now, enjoy these two lighter things!


The first is a nice simple set of Chance Cubes that come in a little bag. Simple and good locking, 2 colors, 3 of each on each dice. Gamble your Podracers away!

The second are the amazingly cool Diet Coke and Sprite drink grenades. These look fantastic and I plan to clean and display these babies. Love it!


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#469 Monocle

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 09:51 AM

I am actually a little worried in a few years that they will drop the unique packaging for the Coke products.  All it take is some middle management to decide they have a great idea to save money, and they get removed.

 

Turning the dial down on the entire immersion of the land is a concern, as I can easily see some guests complaining about it, especially the food items as right now there are no standard park fare.  That would hurt the experience big time, so it is just another reason to visit this place sooner rather then later.



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 10:42 AM

I shoulda picked up the regular coke but I didnt :(

One thing though - these soda bottles are 6 bucks, which is double Disneylands already crazy prices. Theyre probably making bank on these.

Id be a bit more concerned about the food. Theres going to be a lot of kids ticked that they cant just get a burger or pizza in the land. Everything to eat there is unusual and picky eaters will have a cow (err, nerf?). Im willing to bet a space burger shows up within a year.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 10:44 AM

Aren't the drink "grenades" just relabelled from Christmas-themed containers (meant to look like ornaments)? In theory there's a reliable supply (and repurposing them like this might actually be saving money somewhere along the line).

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 10:45 AM

Aren't the drink "grenades" just relabelled from Christmas-themed containers (meant to look like ornaments)? In theory there's a reliable supply (and repurposing them like this might actually be saving money somewhere along the line).


Ive never heard that. The top is a completely unique piece of plastic (which actually just slips over a normal cap) so its possible.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:20 AM

*searches*

Found 'em.
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Apparently originally introduced in 2008, but still being used (with fresh date-printed labels) as late as 2010 at least, so it would at least appear that they weren't a one-time thing that Coke is burning through.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:59 AM

Id be a bit more concerned about the food. Theres going to be a lot of kids ticked that they cant just get a burger or pizza in the land. Everything to eat there is unusual and picky eaters will have a cow (err, nerf?). Im willing to bet a space burger shows up within a year.

 

I have actually already heard complaints from people in various places, blogs and YouTube, about this.   It is especially silly when if you want those normal food items, you have access to them outside of GE.  Now right now with the reservation system it does mean you have to think a little about when you get your boring standard fare, but still, it is very doable, just eat before or after your reservation.  This also becomes moot when they stop using the reservations.

 

But yeah, it is a worry, as this kind of thing has hurt many restaurants, particularly in WDW, in the past.  Numerous restaurants there are a lot less interesting after complaints.

 

At least the cantina should be safe.



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 12:38 PM

I think the Avatar section of Animal Kingdom is similar in the fact that it has all in-world food.  So you have to go outside of it to get something different.

 

I'd prefer that they stick with the way it is.  People have to either eat something there or just wait until they're somewhere else.


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 06:22 PM

DEJARIK SET!

Its amazing to me this hasnt come out sooner. Star Trek has had 3D chess sets available since I was a kid, and Star Wars is cooler than Star Trek yet somehow, despite being super toy centric and prominently featured in A New Hope, weve never gotten a playable version.

Until now.

So this baby clocks in at $50, and Id honestly say its an amazing value. The board is made of
wood and is a hefty, eye catching display piece. The figures are plastic but are painted to look like carved and painted wood as well (and are based in a brief cameo of a physical set seen in Rogue One. In addition, the set doubles as a checker set. The top is removable and on the bottom side is a checker(or if you prefer, chess) board, and inside is whole checker set (rebel and Imperial themed). This is a top notch product - if I had to find any fault in it, itd be that the Dejarik pieces dont fit inside. But that doesnt matter if you want to display this bad boy.

As for the game itself, well, I havent had a chance to play yet. Looking at the rules, its kind of a Chess game that is simultaneously more and less complex. While there are only 4 pieces per side, each piece (the four pieces are mirrored on each team, with differing looks but the same role) has a movement or an attack movement, thats different for each of the four pieces. Further, you can chain attacks to try and get multiple enemy pieces. Fortunately, the set comes with a pair of reference cards to help you remember whats what. The goal is pretty simple- kill your opponents pieces. If you have only one piece left, you must kill an enemy piece within three turns or you lose. Thats about it.

Ive looked through the Wookiepedia article on the subject, and it has different rules entirely. Maybe some day Ill make a second set of reference cards for those.

Still, Id say this is probably my favorite purchase, even if I did have to lug this giant heavy thing all around the park.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 07:07 PM

Fifty dollars isn't too bad of a price for that.



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 07:15 PM

All right, time to do this.

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I wont lie, Im a little bitter about this droid. Its not his fault really. But the hour long wait to build him, combined with them being out of the backpack (so I had to lug his awkward box around the land) and them not having the color scheme I wanted (I wanted black with orange and teal highlights) and the price make me not as nearly as enthusiastic about him as I wanted to be.

So here he is. I havent named him yet - I probably should. R3-DT? (Readit). R3-DR? (Reader). R3-DY? (Ready)

I dunno. Ill sit on it. So if youre thinking about buying one, I dont really know what to advise. Is he cool? Yes. Is he $100 cool? Ehhhhh.
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He does interact with the land but not enough. Apparently he does so by Bluetooth sending out signals, so Im wondering if someone will make an App that does similar at home, because without its hes just a remote control droid. His flaps all open up, and you can insert personality chips which change his voice (and reactions in the land). Mine has an orange resistance chip in him.

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I also bought the Drink Tray accessory because I thought it would be awesome. This I have to give a solid Do Not Buy. Its only 12 bucks but its annoyingly flimsy - designed to come apart easily and it does. Far worse, it only sits properly on him if hes in the standing position, and he cannot roll around while in that position at all. Its an amazingly frustrating add on, and so I recommend avoiding it. It looks nice but thats it.

You can also get a tool assortment (which is fine), and rocket packs or lasers which plug into his legs and light up (which are cool) but I passed on all those.

Overall, hes cute, but he just doesnt feel as special as I wanted him to.

Also theres a rumor that getting 2 droids together will cause them to interact. This is confirmed false. Youll only get interaction with the land itself - and without a backpack, that doesnt seem worth it.

I loved the idea behind these guys but they seem like a stumble. Maybe theyll introduce some better features in the future - an upgraded chip might do wonders.

And thats all I got from Galaxys Edge.

Video clip here:
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Posted 13 June 2019 - 07:59 AM

Seeing all these Galaxy's Edge droid and lightsaber build videos on Youtube makes me want to finish my lightsaber and start designing and building a droid of my own.  The ones in Disneyland are neat but too toyish to appeal to me.  What's the point of having a droid if you can't use it to spy on your boss?



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Posted 13 June 2019 - 12:40 PM

The droids are only appealing in the toy sense alone, but the lightsaber building is mostly everything I would want. Its just the limits put on that make it a tad frustrating. I get it if each of the 4 sets only go together uniquely in mechanical design, but if they have universal connections between all sets its restricting to be set with only a small pool of parts to make your personal saber itself unique.

That said has any YouTuber mixed between set with two sabers yet? I would like to know.

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