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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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#41 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 12:26 PM

One reason I'm concerned (probably too strong a word) is that, if it's only button-clicks, there's no communication that some of us want a specific coloration of Astrotrain (the US colors not previously reissued), and not something we've already gotten.

But even if they read that stuff, I can't honestly say that I have confidence that Hasbro would listen....



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 12:54 PM

Then again, the last CHUG Astrotrain toy Hasbro gave us did have his G1 Hasbro toy colors.

 

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 12:55 PM

I can say with confidence that if Astrotrain wins Hasbro will produce him in the colors some of the fans want. Whether they'll be the specific fans you're referring to as "some of us" is up in the air.

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 01:04 PM

Does anyone want the white and black one that Hasbro and Takara both already did though?

 

That seems the worst choice of all the viable options.


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 01:34 PM

I'm still not absolutely confident how votes are being cast/tabulated. Lots of folks are leaving comments, but I get the impression (but not a confident one) that you're supposed to hit the character's name within the "story" image itself. They really should spell that out....

 

I wrote "Skywarp" on a piece of scrap paper and put it inside a book. I assume that vote will be counted. 



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 06:45 PM

I completely misunderstood (didn't actually vote). I thought it was going to be a "Vs" pack and we were choosing between the Seekers or the Astrotrain/Perceptor pack.


 
 
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Posted 12 December 2018 - 11:27 PM

Looks like it might be close.

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 12:52 PM

Looks like it might be close.

 

Well, it really wasn't.  I counted last night and Skywarp was ahead by over 25 votes (roughly low 50's for TC and high 70's for SW).


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 12:57 PM

https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17976494560162391/

 

Astrotrain VS Skywarp in the last round.

 

Little do we know that this confrontation would lead to the birth of Spacewarp.

 

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 11:06 AM

Astrotrain won against Skywarp.

 

Despite my multiple accounts and getting friends and family to vote for Skywarp.  :D  :wtf  :(

 

I do hope that they either do the original Hasbro colors or some new cartoon accurate deco.

 

 


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 11:22 AM

I can't wait for orange and white again!



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Posted 14 December 2018 - 11:41 AM

BBTS still has Hasbro's white & black for $60.

https://www.bigbadto...ionDetails/2884


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 12:26 PM

BBTS still has Hasbro's white & black for $60.

https://www.bigbadto...ionDetails/2884

 

Come on, Hasbro! Give us Overcharge and a pseudo-Diaclone incarnation of Astrotrain!

 

Or better yet, remake Fever Dream and Star Dasher with modern molds!


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 03:01 PM

Theoretically, he should have the blue wings of the original Hasbro release wouldn't he?


 
 
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Posted 15 December 2018 - 07:01 PM

Meh. I was hoping for a Perceptor since I never had the figure, so this does nothing. I guess I'm done with this line for the foreseeable future.



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Posted 15 December 2018 - 07:48 PM

Meh. I was hoping for a Perceptor since I never had the figure, so this does nothing. I guess I'm done with this line for the foreseeable future.

 

You can get the Takara book reissue for under $50 shipped, with today's 15%-off eBay promo.

 

https://ebay.us/Xld0H6



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Posted 15 December 2018 - 10:23 PM

I think it's a safe bet that one or two of the losers will still get made if the line lasts a bit longer. They wouldn't have been options at all if Hasbro isn't confident they could be made without problem.

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 11:37 PM

 

Meh. I was hoping for a Perceptor since I never had the figure, so this does nothing. I guess I'm done with this line for the foreseeable future.

 

You can get the Takara book reissue for under $50 shipped, with today's 15%-off eBay promo.

 

https://ebay.us/Xld0H6

 

 

Not interested at that price, thanks for the heads up though. Especially not right now. As I am broke.


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 12:19 AM

 

 

Meh. I was hoping for a Perceptor since I never had the figure, so this does nothing. I guess I'm done with this line for the foreseeable future.

 

You can get the Takara book reissue for under $50 shipped, with today's 15%-off eBay promo.

 

https://ebay.us/Xld0H6

 

 

Not interested at that price, thanks for the heads up though. Especially not right now. As I am broke.

 

That's probably about as much (if not cheaper than) a new Hasbro one would cost anyway.


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If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 09:42 AM

Yep - if the cab-only Prime really is 49.99, I suspect Perceptor would cost the same.


 
 
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