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@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

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1994 was the epitome of entertainment and I don't know how to process this information.


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#1 Rust

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 09:21 PM

1994, the year that gave us:

 

Ace Ventura

Naked Gun 331/3

The Stand

The Crow

The Flintstones

Speed

The Lion King

Wyatt Earp

The Shadow

Forrest Gump

Angels in the Outfield

True Lies

The Mask

Clear and Present Danger

The Little Rascals

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Natural Born Killers

Time Cop

The Shawshank Redemption

Pulp Fiction

Wes Craven's New Nightmare

Clerks

Stargate

Interview with a Vampire

The Santa Clause

Leon: The Professional

Star Trek: Generations

Junior

The Pagemaster

Dumb and Dumber

Street Fighter

The Jungle Book

 

 

I just...I'm fighting with my brain over this list because I SWEAR I saw The Shadow years before I saw Star Trek: Generations and my household were all rabid Trek fans. Never mind the fact The Lion King exists the same year as The Jungle Book (Live action version), which again I feel were years apart as obviously I'd watched the Lion King but The Jungle Book was during that time where "Disney are for babies" part of my development.

 

THIS KNOWLEDGE HAS TAINTED ME AND NOW YOU MUST ALL SUFFER AS I HAVE!



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Posted 11 June 2020 - 09:26 PM

There was a live-action Jungle Book in the '90s?

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 10:24 PM

Huh, there was also:

 

Highlander the Animated Series

WildCATS

Reboot

Battletech

Gargoyles

A bunch of Marvel superhero toons

Space Ghost: Coast to Coast

Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego

 

And overseas:

J-Decker

Magic Knight Rayearth

G Gundam

Sailor Moon S

Macross 7



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Posted 11 June 2020 - 10:55 PM

On the videogame front, there was Sonic 3 & Knuckles.


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Posted 11 June 2020 - 11:01 PM

I mean what's a world without the Lion King? But otherwise there's nothing in the OP I couldn't live without. 

 

But I'm an old man. 


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Posted 11 June 2020 - 11:04 PM

Yeah, I'm pretty sure every year has roughly this many notable things that people will remember. I agree that Pulp Fiction is definitely older than Shawshank Redemption though. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 11 June 2020 - 11:48 PM

hug i loved that battletech cartoon. i had some of the figures, but i think they all got sold off except for the elemental. 



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Posted 12 June 2020 - 06:27 AM

Yeah, 1994 was when Godzilla vs SpaceGodzilla came out, so I would definitely not consider it the epitome of entertainment. At least not worldwide.

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Posted 12 June 2020 - 06:53 AM

Yeah, 1994 was when Godzilla vs SpaceGodzilla came out, so I would definitely not consider it the epitome of entertainment. At least not worldwide.

I've seen people describe that movie as a Godzilla-flavored knock-off of the first episode of Dragonball Z.



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Posted 12 June 2020 - 09:45 AM

In broad strokes, I suppose thats an accurate description of the kaiju scenes. The human bits are kind of all over the place. Its just...not a good movie.

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Posted 12 June 2020 - 12:56 PM

I agree that Pulp Fiction is definitely older than Shawshank Redemption though. 


See, I'm opposite. I swear Shawshank is older than Pulp Fiction.

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Posted 12 June 2020 - 03:41 PM

I think the most 90s movie was Batman Forever because regardless of the quality, that movie had all the popular media trends crammed into it.



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Posted 12 June 2020 - 03:57 PM

hug i loved that battletech cartoon. i had some of the figures, but i think they all got sold off except for the elemental. 

 

I think I had the Timber Wolf.  It's main selling gimmick was if you hit a trigger with another toy's weapons, you'd eject the cockpit with the action figure inside.

 

Ironbite-they were trash.


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Posted 12 June 2020 - 04:43 PM

i loved the ones i had. i had the hunchback, the ax man and the mauler.  



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Posted 13 June 2020 - 08:16 PM

52 weeks in a year, and those were the best of the movies that came out... wow there must have been some absolute stinkers then too



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Posted 13 June 2020 - 08:43 PM

52 weeks in a year, and those were the best of the movies that came out... wow there must have been some absolute stinkers then too

I'm not under any delusion that all 90s entertainment was good, but the entertainment industry was more willing to experiment and take risks back then.



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Posted 14 June 2020 - 09:21 AM

in the year that had 3 jim Carry movies, 2 arnold movies, 3 franchise sequels a tom cruise movie and the pagemaster cashing in on home alone... 

 

the only risks I see in the list are the comicbook movie and the videogame movie. 

 

heck even the shadow wasn't as risky as it would seem looking back...  I saw that in the theater, I knew it was a pulp adaptation even back then... 

but I mean what's risky about it when the cast includes: Peter Boyle, Jonathan Winters, Ian McKellen  and MF'n Tim Curry. 

 

also Alec Baldwin 

 

we clearly have 90's Dick Tracy to thank for the execs green lighting the Shadow... 

 

and I like to think the shadow helped get the Phantom made in '96... so its all golden now and everything in the world was set right

 

 

*sigh* ... you were to beautiful for this world '96 Phantom... 



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Posted 14 June 2020 - 12:41 PM

Risk was less risky back when budgets were within sane limits. Hollywood really trapped itself.


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Posted 14 June 2020 - 12:54 PM

Risk was less risky back when budgets were within sane limits. Hollywood really trapped itself.

This is why movies with a lot of special effects have to be at least 3 hours long, because only movies that long are allowed to have budgets big enough to cover the cost of all the whistles and flashing lights.






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