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@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:52 AM)

The recent ongoing series didn't start until what, 2013?

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:51 AM)

Then was continued as a five-issue mini-series ("Local Heroes"), then came a 16-issue maxi-series ("The Dark Age"), plus a couple of standalone specials and two-parters...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:50 AM)

It started out as a series, but due to Busiek's health problems (?), it was put on hold after six issues, then got relaunched with a new #1, had several delays (again because of Busiek's health issues), was discontinued after #22...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:49 AM)

I don't get why people are making such a big deal out of Astro City becoming a series of graphic novels now. I mean, it's not like it's always been a steady ongoing series.

@  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!


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#1 TriBlurr

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:12 AM

New poll going up tomorrow. Vote for next G1 Reissue.

https://m.facebook.c...4&source=result

Perceptor
Astrotrain
Thundercracker
Skywarp

Edited by TriBlurr, 10 December 2018 - 09:13 AM.


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:23 AM

Seems you choose between Perceptor and Astrotrain and Thundercracker and Skywarp.

 

Meaning either Perceptor or Astrotrain will be produced and either Thundercracker or Skywarp would be produced.

 

So possible outcomes are:

  • Perceptor & Thundercracker
  • Perceptor & Skywarp
  • Astrotrain & Thundercracker
  • Astrotrain & Skywarp

If Astrotrain was going to be the original Hasbro colors I'd buy him.  Or even some gray version that isn't the same as eHOBBY's.

 

Perceptor seems likely to win even though he got a reissue just a few years ago. 

 

All of them have seen Hasbro reissues within the last 15 years.

 

 

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:31 AM

And the winner is-- boring.

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:38 AM

Perceptor in box colors and I'd buy that for sure!



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:04 AM

 

Seems you choose between Perceptor and Astrotrain and Thundercracker and Skywarp.

 

Meaning either Perceptor or Astrotrain will be produced and either Thundercracker or Skywarp would be produced.

 

I read that graphic as indicating two rounds of voting, Perceptor vs Astrotrain and Thundercracker vs Skywarp, with the winners facing each other in the indicated FINALS. And the caption says "which G1 classic bot," singular. 


Edited by Kil, 10 December 2018 - 10:04 AM.


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:19 AM

If they are talking straight G1 Reissues as accurate as possible (which I assume is the point) then I guess Perceptor is the most interesting to me. If they want to do the G1 Cartoon/Japanese colors on Astrotrain then I'd like that 100%.

 

I don't need either of the Seekers and I'm pretty ambivalent on with I like better anyway. Honestly I'd rather seen that mold done as someone new like Redwing or Bitstream or something. I know thats not the point of these but new characters are what I'd need to want this mold again.

 

 

-ZacWilliam, odd that it's for Spring 2020 though. I wonder what they have planned for G1 reissues over 2019 to keep the series "alive."


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:46 AM

I don't know if my nostalgia bone is broken or what but I'm just not into the G1 reissues.  15 years ago I was all about them.  Now I only have a couple of G1 toys. 



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:53 AM

[snip snip snip]

-ZacWilliam, odd that it's for Spring 2020 though. I wonder what they have planned for G1 reissues over 2019 to keep the series "alive."


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:55 AM

I wonder what they have planned for G1 reissues over 2019 to keep the series "alive."

 

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 11:05 AM

I don't know if my nostalgia bone is broken or what but I'm just not into the G1 reissues.  15 years ago I was all about them.  Now I only have a couple of G1 toys.

I'd imagine it's a result of the current toylines being so aggressively geewun. Your nostalgia bone is getting adequate calcium from new toys, so it's hard to get excited over a toy that's basically the same except worse and probably more expensive.

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 11:10 AM

I don't know if my nostalgia bone is broken or what but I'm just not into the G1 reissues.  15 years ago I was all about them.  Now I only have a couple of G1 toys. 

 

My own G1 reissue interest has waned now that I have genuinely better versions of so many of the characters. That said, I'd absolutely have more interest in G1 reissues today if they could give me options that I didn't already snatch up 15 years ago (or consciously passed up at that time).



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 11:11 AM

 

I don't know if my nostalgia bone is broken or what but I'm just not into the G1 reissues.  15 years ago I was all about them.  Now I only have a couple of G1 toys.

I'd imagine it's a result of the current toylines being so aggressively geewun. Your nostalgia bone is getting adequate calcium from new toys, so it's hard to get excited over a toy that's basically the same except worse and probably more expensive.

 

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 11:11 AM

Frankly, I don't think any of these four are good reissue choices. Both Perceptor and Astrotrain have been reissued by Hasbro within the last decade, and making us having to pick just one between Skywarp and Thundercracker means that if either of them wins then we'll be one member short of completing the Seeker trio with Starscream.
 
Of these choices, the only one of these I'd actually pick if I felt absolutely compelled to pick one would be Astrotrain but ONLY if it were to come not in his original 1985 Hasbro retail deco but in the never-released prototype deco first seen in the 1985 toy magazines that the cartoon animators used for reference in coloring Astrotrain's character model, which the later e-HOBBY exclusive "Astrotrain Proto Color Version" was meant to evoke but the shades and hues of its gray and purple were off.

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:31 PM

2020...?

Seems so far away for something like this.
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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:31 PM

What I want to know is that if these are the "Finals", what were the preliminaries? What were my other choices?

 

Frankly, I don't need any of these and thusly might not vote at all. If Astrotrain was going to be anime colours, THAT might interest me.




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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:47 PM

If it is supposed to be a sports bracket, these four aren't the "FINALS".

 

The "FINALS" are who wins this round for each bracket. So if Perceptor and Skywarp defeat Astrotrain and Thundercracker, the "FINALS" would be Perceptor vs. Skywarp.

 

But... yeah... some explanation as to if that's what we're actually seeing would be nice. 



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 02:10 PM

I don't know if my nostalgia bone is broken or what but I'm just not into the G1 reissues.  15 years ago I was all about them.  Now I only have a couple of G1 toys. 

 

If they're going to use the original G1 moulds, it would be neat if they instead used them to instead make characters who never got toys then.

 

Like Rainmakers from the seeker mould.



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 02:17 PM

And Chairman from Perceptor.

 

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 02:18 PM

 

I don't know if my nostalgia bone is broken or what but I'm just not into the G1 reissues.  15 years ago I was all about them.  Now I only have a couple of G1 toys. 

 

If they're going to use the original G1 moulds, it would be neat if they instead used them to instead make characters who never got toys then.

 

Like Rainmakers from the seeker mould.

 

 

That'd actually be interesting, but since it's not something you could buy when you were a kid in the 80's, it's clearly a stupid idea.



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 02:33 PM

 

I don't know if my nostalgia bone is broken or what but I'm just not into the G1 reissues.  15 years ago I was all about them.  Now I only have a couple of G1 toys. 

 

If they're going to use the original G1 moulds, it would be neat if they instead used them to instead make characters who never got toys then.

 

Like Rainmakers from the seeker mould.

 

 

Red Wing - white and red

Nacelle - blue and white with Thrust wings

Hotlink - purple and black

Bitstream - aqua and black

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