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@  TheMightyMol... : (22 January 2020 - 06:58 PM)

Bold of you all to assume we won't wipe ourselves out in 50 years.

@  Benbot : (22 January 2020 - 04:27 PM)

There will be no UBI, people will just live in a ditch while they celebrate owning the libs.

@  Rycochet : (22 January 2020 - 03:24 PM)

In 50 years, retail will be dead because all stores are staffless fully automated operations controlled by Amazon. The UBI will be less than a fifth of what it actually costs to live after two decades of cuts and.a steadfast refusal to match inflation.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 January 2020 - 02:55 PM)

In fifty years retail will be a thing of the past through robots, printers and Universal Basic Income.

@  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


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#1 Ironbite

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 07:33 PM

Yeah was everyone hoping this thing was gonna be good?  Well let's get the good out of the way.

 

Source: https://variety.com/...ast-1203180399/

 

The “Cowboy Bebop” live-action series at Netflix has found the lion’s share of its main cast, Variety has learned.

John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, and Alex Hassell have all been cast in lead roles in the series, which is based on the anime series of the same name.

Cho will star as Spike Spiegel, described as an impossibly cool bounty hunter with a deadly smile, a wry wit, and style to spare. He travels the solar system with his ex-cop partner, Jet, pursuing the future’s most dangerous bounties with a combination of charm, charisma — and deadly Jeet Kune Do.

 

Cho is known for his roles in the rebooted “Star Trek” film franchise as well as the “Harold and Kumar” films. He will also appear in an upcoming episode of the “Twilight Zone” reboot at CBS All Access. He is repped by UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Morris Yorn.

 

 

Shakir will play Jet Black, one of the few honest cops in the solar system before an ultimate betrayal robbed him of all that he loved, forcing him into a vagabond life of hunting bounties to put food on the table. Jet is an inveterate jazz enthusiast and Captain of the Bebop.

 

Shakir recently starred in Season 2 of the Marvel-Netflixseries “Luke Cage” as well as the HBO series “The Deuce.” He is repped by Gersh, Robyn Bluestone Management, and Schreck Rose.

Pineda will play Faye Valentine, described as a bold, brash and unpredictable bounty hunter. Suffering from amnesia after years of being cryogenically frozen, Faye does whatever it takes to survive. Whether she’s lying, stealing, or just being a thorn in Spike and Jet’s side.

 

Ok that's a good cast list.  I've got hope for this aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand all hope is gone.

 

Source: https://bebop.home.b...gZKotoZRxuBK4E4

 

Bang!

Netflix’s live-action adaptation of “Cowboy Bebop” has fans buzzing with anticipation. The iconic anime, named for the genre-busting style of jazz that comprises the lion’s share of its soundtrack, is considered a cult classic. Netflix is pulling no punches on the production, and casting thus far has proven worthy of the hype: John Cho has been chosen to play the show’s devastatingly cool protagonist, Spike.

 

But John wont be alone on screen, as Netflix has just announced a film and TV newcomer will appear alongside him.

Bella, the 2 year old Siberian husky, will round off the predominately human–and entirely motley–crew of bountyhunters as the “datadog” Ein.

Sources say that Netflix has decided to make an “Artistic choice” in casting Bella, citing her “intense and intelligent screen presence, befitting a gentically engineered ‘datadog'” as their rationale.

 

While Ein is drawn as a Welsch Corgi in the cartoon version of “Bebop”, the reasoning behind his original design was based solely on a member of Bebop creative team’s love for the breed.

 

“Nothing in the story says Ein has to be a Corgi,” a spokesperson for the netflix project explained. “…and honestly, a reboot that precisely mimics the source material is boring. We’ve already seen that story.”

When asked about concerns related to fan backlash, Netflix’s spokesperson replied with “Just like the genre the show is named for, sometimes it’s better to do what’s unexpected, what’s never been done before. (sic) This is the ethos of Bebop, and we’re being true to that. We’re confident true fans of the show will embrace this choice.”

“Cowboy Bebop” is expected to air sometime next year on Netflix.

Until then,

See you later, space cowboy.

 

A hugging husky?  A HUGGING HUSKY!?  WHY?  BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT TO REPEAT THE ANIME!?  REALLY!?

 

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 08:50 PM

Their attitude towards the Husky decision is a little off putting, but everything else seems good.

Though I don't know how one could compare to the anime. It's so good.

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 09:09 PM

Or, you know, it's bullshit. There's no sources other than this single random blog and a reverse image search for "Bella" gets you Tumblr hits from early 2018.
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Posted 02 May 2019 - 09:40 PM

I normally don't like going there, but isn't Spike Spiegel supposed to be Jewish?  I'd think someone more along the lines of Andrew Garfield would be better for the role.


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Posted 02 May 2019 - 09:58 PM

Nothing in the story says Ein has to be a Corgi.

Other than he was written as a Corgi

And had to be a small dog as he was being carried around in a briefcase

Also because hug you. There are just some things you don't change.

 

"and honestly, a reboot that precisely mimics the source material is boring. We’ve already seen that story."

Yeah ask the team that did the Death Note adaptation how that thought process worked out for them.



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Posted 02 May 2019 - 10:25 PM

If changing a corgi to a husky is what makes repeating the anime not boring, why are we even doing this thing? THAT close to boring is okay?



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Posted 02 May 2019 - 10:47 PM

No cute corgi hoped on mushrooms??..  And Im out


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Posted 03 May 2019 - 05:10 AM

I normally don't like going there, but isn't Spike Spiegel supposed to be Jewish?  I'd think someone more along the lines of Andrew Garfield would be better for the role.

 

I don't think he's ever been officially stated to be such.  Just inferences fans have made over his appearance, and other small details that roughly line up.

 

It's all part of the cultural hodge-podge that makes up the CB setting.  About the only truly defined part of the series' cultural melting pot is that the Chinese seem to have become humanity's leading economic power  (IIRC, North America took the brunt of the damage in the Gate Incident?), with a Hong Kong analog serving as the closest thing the series has to a main hub city.  And that's mostly because the series owes a lot of its imagery and style to Hong Kong gangster movies.  Even then, the mobs in CB aren't nearly so ethnically homogeneous as the films that inspired them.  Lots of vaguely European and even some Americanisms abound within the Triad and their associates.

 

"Faye" seems to be Singaporean according to Speak Like a Child, although technically, that's only where she hailed from, and doesn't confirm her ancestry.  Ed may be Turkish, given the roots of her family name.  But given as her family name translates to something of a joke, we maybe shouldn't take that seriously, either.


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Posted 03 May 2019 - 09:02 AM

If true, there 'reasoning' for the changes come across as kinda mean.

"Nothing says Ein has to be a Corgi." Yeah, other than he IS a Corgi! Soooo... sounds like the implication is they might totally change how they introduce Ein. Since, like Monique said, Ein is tiny so he can fit in a briefcase!

Also, the whole 'doing the same thing is boring'? THEN WHY ARE YOU BOTHERING! if telling the same story sounds boring, then why are you even adapting this, rather than doing something else.

The casting sounds fine otherwise, but this does not fill me with confidence.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 09:17 AM

I vote that they use a Pug-Husky mix.  Which can turn out two ways:

1) Adorable.

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2) Terrifying.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 11:25 AM

The real funny thing, Corgis are actually way more intelligent as dogs go then Huskies.  The excuse given for using a Husky just seems really silly.

 

More likely they couldn't find a trained Corgi to do the role well.



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Posted 03 May 2019 - 01:07 PM

Pugsky 1: Lets be friends!

Pugsky2: I will EAT YOUR SOUL! :)

Honestly, that second Pugsky doesn't look terrifying, just really really sad.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 04:34 PM

I mean, changing the dog breed to be more ameniable to work with and selling the idea of a "Datadog" is fine. I could buy the idea that in "casting" for Ein the Husky just performed better and more believably than any Corgi they sought out.

 

But because they don't want to repeat the anime...they are aware Spike dies at the end of the anime, right? (Okay, we don't KNOW for sure but the implication is there.)



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Posted 03 May 2019 - 04:57 PM

But because they don't want to repeat the anime...they are aware Spike dies at the end of the anime, right? (Okay, we don't KNOW for sure but the implication is there.)

 

i dont know if this should be a spoiler or not, but im gonna make it one anyway

 

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 08:31 AM

I feel like it's pointless to watch a live action version when the anime is so good.  Not interested.


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Posted 07 October 2019 - 04:08 PM


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Posted 07 October 2019 - 04:31 PM

 

So everyone here can stop bitching about "they changed something, its ruined forever!" yes? Wait I forgot, this is the internet... resume chicken littling.


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Posted 07 October 2019 - 04:49 PM

Oh, this is a thing which is happening.

 

Well I'm off to never think about this again. 


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Posted 07 October 2019 - 06:26 PM

Its on the right track Im cool now


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