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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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#1 Cattleprod

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 11:53 PM

A few years ago I came across the opening or a demo reel for a toy tie-in cartoon from the 80's that never got picked up. Pretty much all I can remember is that I think it involved trains, like each figure came with an individual train car, and that Peter Cullen (or someone equally famous in 80's toy cartoons) was the narrator. It felt incredibly bizarre, almost like a parody, and now it's bugging me that I can't remember what it was called.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 07:03 PM

Super Turbo Train?

 



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 07:33 AM

Doesn't sound like it.



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 11:49 AM

Sounds like the Power Masters from Lionel Trains?



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 04:40 PM

Ah, I think Lightbright's got it.  Here's a video:

 

 

Sounds like there was a tv miniseries, even

 

https://bwspotlight....-power-masters/


Edited by ZakuConvoy, 29 November 2018 - 04:45 PM.


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Posted 29 November 2018 - 05:46 PM

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 09:12 PM

Ah, I think Lightbright's got it.  Here's a video:
 
https://www.youtube....h?v=lnDL4zQDylM
 
Sounds like there was a tv miniseries, even
 
https://bwspotlight....-power-masters/


I've been wondering what this was called for the last 30 years. I remember watching it but not at all what it actually was.

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 01:39 AM

Yep, that's it. That its name is also a Transformers thing probably helps make it hard to find.

 

It feels like it's seconds away from turning into 'Two Brothers' from Rick & Morty at any moment.


Edited by Cattleprod, 30 November 2018 - 01:46 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 02:09 AM

Someone else posted here about an obscure cartoon pilot / mini series that may or may not have a toy line. I actually saw said pilot but I can't remember the name.

The plot was aliens or something rendering all electrical devices inert in the present day of the 80s or 90s (haha).

A law enforcement group found out that wrapping electronics around with gold makes them work again. There was a scene where they built a small room out of gold bars, just to operate a radio inside. They had just started a new A.I. system thing where VCR sized boxes can be inserted into vehicles to have the AI talk and operate. This was probably the toyline aspect.

Can't remember if there were aliens but a group of convicts became the bad guys when they were probably freed by the alien group to teach them about human ways. They hijacked a gold shipment because they know how the gold can resist the anti electronic effect. They have their own alien AI system with their own machines, for the toyline probably.

One of the convicts is a young lady who defects to the good guys side, like time off for good behavior etc. She stays with the other young rookie cop who's suppose to watch her.

That's all I remember. Familiar to anyone?

Edit - should have watched the trailer. That's exactly the one. Especially when they said that they were after gold.

Edited by Fero McPigletron, 30 November 2018 - 02:32 PM.

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1 minute of (minimal) lights, (steady) camera and...  ACTION FIGURES! (mostly Transformers) - Episode 031: Combiners and chest envy 

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#10 DanHibiki

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 11:43 AM

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 12:23 PM

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Can you not spam? It wasn't funny the first time and this thread is still on the same page.

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 12:45 PM

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Posted 26 March 2019 - 07:31 PM


HEY!

Great news!

The guy who posted the intro posted segments of some of the episodes. :) This show was So Goddamn 1980s it's amazing. Some very familiar voices too.

Episode 1 Part 1
https://m.youtube.co...eature=youtu.be

Episode 1 Part 3
https://m.youtube.co...eature=youtu.be

Episode 3 Part 2
https://m.youtube.co...e&v=g01bMvjnyK0

Damn I want to see the rest of this.

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 05:44 AM

 

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Can you not spam? It wasn't funny the first time and this thread is still on the same page.

 

 

It WAS funny the first time and the second time I chortled.



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Posted 27 March 2019 - 07:48 AM

Okay, I'm willing to believe the concept that aliens come to earth in hopes of acquiring some resource we thought was plentiful in the universe but turns out to be rarified. I'm even willing to believe that the aliens would directly confront a native species for it cause they're warlike jerks.

 

Step 1.) Go to earth and steal gold.

Step 2.) turn stolen gold into death gold which kills earth's electrical and electronic systems

Step 3.)?????

Step 4.) Profit? Maybe?

 

What's their actual long term plan here? Did they just randomly decide to try to conquer someone, spun a wheel with known pre-space flight races on it, and settled on earth and then decided to give the local monkeys an advantage by handicapping themselves by requiring they use only local resources? Are they literally just space bullies?



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Posted 27 March 2019 - 11:27 AM

Battlefield Earth?


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Posted 27 March 2019 - 01:31 PM

Wow, even has Peter Cullen doing the voiceover narration!


 
 
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Posted 27 March 2019 - 01:42 PM

Okay, I'm willing to believe the concept that aliens come to earth in hopes of acquiring some resource we thought was plentiful in the universe but turns out to be rarified. I'm even willing to believe that the aliens would directly confront a native species for it cause they're warlike jerks.

 

Step 1.) Go to earth and steal gold.

Step 2.) turn stolen gold into death gold which kills earth's electrical and electronic systems

Step 3.)?????

Step 4.) Profit? Maybe?

 

What's their actual long term plan here? Did they just randomly decide to try to conquer someone, spun a wheel with known pre-space flight races on it, and settled on earth and then decided to give the local monkeys an advantage by handicapping themselves by requiring they use only local resources? Are they literally just space bullies?

I was wondering the same myself...  I mean, I'm already astounded that I somehow never knew this existed, but furthermore by how bizarre the whole premise is at the start, even for an '80s cartoon.  The gold into... death gold thing is just spectacularly weird.  And the Ergs are like the least threatening looking '80s toy villains ever.


Wow, even has Peter Cullen doing the voiceover narration!

He was just another voice actor guy in the '80s that needed a check!  And Lionel paid in DEATH GOLD!


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Posted 04 June 2019 - 06:19 PM

Bumping this thread for a curiosity of my own... I was trying to figure out the name of an action figure I remember owning in the 80s.

 

It was a red or dark-orange monster, sort of gorilla proportions with a hunchback. I'm guessing 5" tall. The body was translucent hard plastic, as it had a sparking gimmick controlled by reels on the back. I think it just sparked inside the body, but maybe a bit came out of the open mouth. No armor or clothing, unless it was detachable and I lost it. I think it had a teeny stubby tail. Lots of hard angles instead of soft curves, like it was made of rock or crystal. I don't remember what his face looked like, but I think it was Rancor-ish, pointy-toothed, with the head being part of the body instead of on a vertical neck. White clawed hands, with two fingers and a thumb. Shorter legs, longer arms, though not so long as to touch the ground. Articulated at the hips and shoulders. I don't know if it was part of some obscure series, or a one-off.

 

Does that ring any bells? 



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Posted 04 June 2019 - 10:35 PM

Being made of rock or crystal sounds like something from Crystar.





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