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@  Rodimus Supreme : (21 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

Big retailers just don't want money anymore, so let's not give them any,

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:12 PM)

This place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 January 2020 - 03:38 PM)

I took one step beyond the outer limits to the twilight zone.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 10:19 AM)

All retail is basically the same.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2020 - 10:00 AM)

Walmart just needs to go bankrupt already.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:19 AM)

They didn't put the 35th anniversary stuff back out until after new year. I'm no retail expert, but I feel like having stock on the shelf is better than the back. Especially toys at christmas time.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Yeah, my local walmart took away the 35th anniversary endcap weeks before Christmas and left the Transformer section empty well past Christmas.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Mine only has the 35th Anniversary Voyagers. A whole lot of them.

@  Telly : (19 January 2020 - 11:35 PM)

just be happy your walmart even stocks voyagers. mine doesnt

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 January 2020 - 08:53 PM)

Figures that Walmart finally restocks Studio Voyagers...with Wave ONE

@  ThunderWear : (19 January 2020 - 09:27 AM)

I snagged Rainmakers for half off.  They make me want jolly ranchers.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.


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#1 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 12:01 AM

 

In a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame, THE BOYS centers on a group of vigilantes known informally as “The Boys,” who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than their blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty. THE BOYS is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven,” and Vought – the multi-billion dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes. Coming Summer 2019.

 
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Posted 31 January 2019 - 02:26 PM

i LOVE the book...i really do...but i feel like its gonna be, like PREACHER, a mediocre adaptation at best...there are so, so many things that i feel like the general viewing public either wont "get" or wont "like". From the hamster, to the origin of Mothers Milks powers, it's take on 9/11, "The Old Timer" (a really vulgar and cynical take on Stan Lee), The Superman analogs rape scenes, Herogasm...

 

Unless they make it more of a "Surface Adaptation" and just take some of it and tone the rest down, which will leave probably all of the fans disappointed, BUT make it more digestible for regular people...I just don't see this doing too great.


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 07:32 PM

There's also the thing about not getting Simon Pegg to play Wee Hughie.


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 08:55 PM

There's also the thing about not getting Simon Pegg to play Wee Hughie.


Too old. He's playing Hughie's dad.
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Posted 01 February 2019 - 01:43 AM

Criiiipes, I read Herogasm and certain issues of that. Yeeeeah, it'll be toned down. Might actually be better in a different way? Like, how the teen sidekick group would be adapted now? (was The Boys a decade ago? How much of the social media paradigm has evolved now? Not so much?)

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 04:00 PM

Here is a new red band trailer from IGN on YouTube.


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Posted 25 April 2019 - 11:42 PM

Totally on-board with this.


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Posted 27 April 2019 - 08:38 PM

I got a Powers vibe from that.

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:09 PM

Another trailer:

 


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 03:08 AM

So, i'm just finishing up episode 4. And I don't think I've been this disappointed in an adaptation of a great comic since Preacher.

 

Missing characters and watered down ideas seem to define everything that's happened so far. This isn't just "not good", its flat out BAD. All of the FUN of the books is just...gone. Butcher is nothing like himself and doesn't even have Terror!

 

I really wish they'd have tried either to do a faithful adaptation or create something original.

 

Bland, Boring, and Bad.


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 05:22 AM

It's boring? What about all the sex? Toned down. I'm curious about why they changed up the Aquaman of the group.

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 08:41 AM

started watching this morning.  so far so good.


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Posted 28 July 2019 - 05:04 AM

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 05:55 PM

Not having read the source material, I didn't have any qualms with the show and breezed through all 8 episodes in a single afternoon.

Karl Urban killing baddies with a baby was just dark, epic fun.

 

The eighth episode kind of ended abruptly like it should have been a 10-episode series.  Hopefully, this is just part 1, and Amazon doesn't cancel it like the Tick.



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Posted 29 July 2019 - 07:18 PM

Double-post.

Since Comixology had the first two Omnibus releases of The Boys on 50% off, I went ahead and dipped into the source material.

 

I gotta say that I actually like the show's set up and execution more so far.  Especially The Boys not operating in any official capacity and without powers/enhancements.

 

I'm only through issue 7 or 8 so I may change my mind later.  Tek-Knight is weird.



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Posted 02 August 2019 - 07:48 PM

I didn't realize The Deep is Chace Crawford. He's not blonde. This is hilarious though.



Do the others in the team have their own spoofs?

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 11:35 PM

The blonde woman has a shampoo commercial.

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 02:56 PM

Double-post.

Since Comixology had the first two Omnibus releases of The Boys on 50% off, I went ahead and dipped into the source material.

 

I gotta say that I actually like the show's set up and execution more so far.  Especially The Boys not operating in any official capacity and without powers/enhancements.

 

I'm only through issue 7 or 8 so I may change my mind later.  Tek-Knight is weird.

 

I dunno...I feel like theres so much of the gross and fun elements of the first few books being left out...like ALL of the sordid affairs of Teenage Kix, Starlights actual introduction to the 7, Queen Maeves whole attitude, THE HAMSTER!

 

Most of all I miss The Legend. watching someone do the depraved stan lee gimmick on tv would have made me laugh so damn hard.


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Posted 03 August 2019 - 05:02 PM

And I guess that's where my tastes differ.  The comic is very much a parody of existing comic universes.

Tek Knight is Batman (along with Nightwing and Tim Drake Robin counterparts).  They reference a Wolverine-esque character that needs to beef up his arms to contain his claws.  The Legend is Stan Lee, etc..

 

Sure, Homelander is like a Cap/Superman love child, Mauve is Wonder Woman, the Deep is Aquaman, and I don't think you can depart too far from the source material and still call it The Boys.  However, in a way, the show actually makes itself more of its own genuine universe rather than a dark mirror of DC/Marvel.

 

Also, the sheer depravity of the characters in the comic seems to exist sheerly for shock value.  The Tek Knight arc was stupid.  Five year plan is not much better.

 

I think the show keeping things contained to the Seven and Hughie helped keep much needed focus.  Otherwise, it would have been more like a spy thriller with comic book characters in the background of an alternative dimension, which is how the comic reads. 


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Posted 04 August 2019 - 12:16 PM

Never read the comic/source material. I actually enjoyed this for just what it is.





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