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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2021 - 06:41 AM)

Like, in general, not going into specific bands or covers. Because I could point out plenty of repainted toys I didn't like as much as the original, too.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2021 - 06:39 AM)

Is a musician covering a song "fixing" it?

@  Nevermore : (17 May 2021 - 05:15 AM)

So, then, isn't redecoing or retooling an existing toy also "fixing" someone else's art?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 10:07 PM)

A toy is not on the same level as a piece of drawn art, true, but it is 100% an entertainment product.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 05:05 PM)

A toy is an object of utility, Comparing that to a piece of drawn art is grossly ignoring the difference between the two. Also, you didn't answer my questions. Try again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:25 PM)

Part of the difference is that those covers are primarily one person's art. Sure, you probably have an inker and a colorist, but the lines and composition are one person. A toy however is a team design at pretty much all levels.

@  Cyoti : (16 May 2021 - 03:52 PM)

toymaking is a collaborative process, you have to make compromises and factories are going to get things wrong

@  tigerhawk : (16 May 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Earthrise had a few holes, Runamuck's legs YIKES!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 03:37 PM)

I doubt that say, the designer for Kingdom Cheetor was happy about every bit of unpainted plastic on it.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:28 PM)

J Scott Campbell recently had his Spiderman cover "fixed" by someone online. A few weeks ago, someone on twitter "fixed" someone's Sonic the Hedgehog fan art where Sonic, Tails and Knuckles were drawn as humans. Both times and other times, the "fixer" gets called out and criticised as you shouldn't go around "fixing" someone else's art because its rude and disrespectful to the original artist. And I was thinking isn't "fixed your s*** for ya" exactly what toy customisers do?

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

Have you ever changed your car in any way whatsoever compared to the factory configuration, or are you leaving the designer's art unchanged in that case as well?

@  CORVUS : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

It's best not to ponder it too hard.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 04:16 AM)

Bass X0, I really wonder sometimes how you come up with these random tangents apropos of nothing.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:11 AM)

It's collaborative art.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 04:07 AM)

Toys are subject to budget constraints, so its not like customizing would ruin the designer's vision or whatever.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:38 AM)

Isn't customising a toy just "fixing other people's art"?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 02:58 AM)

Oops, All Berries

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2021 - 12:47 AM)

Nope, Chuck Berry

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 May 2021 - 10:42 PM)

Nope, Chuck Testa.

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English needs to revive Chuck Finley in everyday text

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English needs to revive book in everyday text.

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English needs to revive bort in everyday text

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English needs to revive bork in everyday text

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@  Patch : (14 May 2021 - 05:53 PM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (13 May 2021 - 04:41 PM)

Yeah, my hybrid does that when idling or at low speeds. Otherwise it's almost completely silent.

@  ZakuConvoy : (13 May 2021 - 02:27 PM)

That might actually be a fake noise they make electric cars make so pedestrians can hear them. Some cars even let you pick out what noise they make.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 May 2021 - 11:20 AM)

Actually heard a car with that electric, scifi-hum to it. Made me realize that we kinda are living in the future...

@  tigerhawk : (13 May 2021 - 03:28 AM)

Nearly thirty Studio Series figs including the '86 line. "I won't touch that." I said a few years ago when deluxe wave 5 came to my store for a tenner each. My latest one' is 72 Starscream.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 May 2021 - 05:22 PM)

God, it's such a pain to have a local email address shut down. So many accounts to update...

@  Bass X0 : (10 May 2021 - 04:43 PM)

"Let's make a bargain, shall we? You ask Primus for help and I'll stop the moment He shows up."

@  tigerhawk : (10 May 2021 - 02:56 AM)

The 1988 G1 line up could all have been done as Titan Master things, I figure the Pretenders could be done as Titan Master Drones and Prime Master shells.

@  Cyoti : (08 May 2021 - 11:14 AM)

Perfect is the enemy of the good. And it's still better than making him a remold of RTS Jazz as planned originally. Fact of the matter is: Nightbeat is just not a priority with Hasbro.


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#241 CORVUS

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Posted 20 April 2021 - 01:12 PM

I'd totally forgotten about his abuser's "Why are you making me do this?" excuse.  But yeah, Walker has essentially decided that Cap's shield makes a good guillotine, so I don't have a hell of a lot of sympathy. 

 

I would hope that his actions in that fight would also silence the "Steve Rogers killed people too, so why is John Walker being treated so differently?" crowd, but I won't hold my breath. 


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Posted 20 April 2021 - 06:02 PM

Steve killed Hydra agents, and they're actual nazis... so when they say killed 'people' ...  *does that sideways hand wavy motion to indicate that I'm not sure they meet the qualifications*  


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Posted 20 April 2021 - 07:24 PM

Steve killed Hydra agents, and they're actual nazis... so when they say killed 'people' ...  *does that sideways hand wavy motion to indicate that I'm not sure they meet the qualifications*  

Devil Advocate: The only person Walker actually killed WAS part of a terrorist cell that had blown up a building with people still inside.

 

OTOH: His begging for his life is what changes the situation for most people, you never seen that with anyone Steve ended up killing.


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#244 CORVUS

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Posted 20 April 2021 - 08:33 PM

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Posted 20 April 2021 - 09:30 PM

There's already a third person in the background. Haha

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Posted 22 April 2021 - 12:06 AM

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Posted 23 April 2021 - 04:13 AM

well that was glorious.  On to Loki 



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Posted 23 April 2021 - 06:23 AM

Yup. Loved it. I should have watched Mortal Kombat over on HBO+ first, though, because that was mostly "meh". 


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Posted 23 April 2021 - 07:37 AM

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Enjoyed it start to finish and would have really liked more than six episodes, for the sake of characterization. They eventually did a good job with Sam when they remembered that was a core plot thread, but so many others got fairly limited space.

Did dig that twist at the end, but it really felt like a "we need a twist" thing. But it sets up interesting things for the future, so I'll take it.

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Posted 23 April 2021 - 09:38 AM

It was a good show but predictable overall. About the only thing that really ever was somewhat unpredictable was Zemo only because of the temperament and background the MCU Zemo has compared to his comic counterpart.

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Posted 23 April 2021 - 10:10 AM

I enjoyed this series, even though I think quite a lot of it was average to poor.

It pretty much nailed the most important part, which was Sam’s story. That and his interaction with Bucky basically carried the show. (Bucky’s individual story got a little short-shrifted there at the end)

Hated what happened with Sharon, but fine.

The Flag-Smasher and her interchangeable henchmen were boring and trite. I think the show THINKS they nailed it and made her really compelling, but no, it was just not there. All premise, no payoff.

Walker’s story was very comic-accurate, but that’s a lot to get through in 6 episodes.

I’ve seen people talk about having some things from the finale spoiled for them, and I dunno...it’s hard for me to divorce myself from my comics knowledge and put myself in the place of a new viewer, but it’s even harder for me to understand how anything from this episode couldn’t be predicted by anyone who’s ever seen a television show before.

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Posted 23 April 2021 - 10:20 AM

Yeah - I'll echo the issue of predictability, if you know the story in the comics.  I'm not sure if the lack of deviation is really a good thing or a bad thing since it didn't really cut any new swaths of material.

 

Might liked to have seen Walker lose his legs, though, if they really want to get all comic-y with it.  Morbid as that sounds.

It also bothered me that Karli was like some kind of hand-to-hand expert able to keep up with people who had been fighting for years.  Super-soldier serum or no, Walker should have been able to beat the holy hell out of her without breaking a sweat.

 

Flag Smashers overall were not very compelling as villains or even pseudo-villains.  Definitely not proper big-bads.  Batroc felt wasted like Crossbones before him.

 

I did like that Sam-Cap saves people because that's what super heroes do, and it often gets forgotten in the cinematic universes.

 

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Posted 23 April 2021 - 10:39 AM

It also bothered me that Karli was like some kind of hand-to-hand expert able to keep up with people who had been fighting for years.  Super-soldier serum or no, Walker should have been able to beat the holy hell out of her without breaking a sweat.


I said the same thing while watching. The Flag-Smashers are kids with super powers, Walker and Bucky are soldiers with super powers. That the fights were as close as they were felt like false tension.

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Posted 23 April 2021 - 10:52 AM


When is Loki supposed to drop?  My Fridays just got a lot less exciting.

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Posted 23 April 2021 - 04:10 PM

good of them to wait until AFTER the finale to announce this-

 


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Posted 23 April 2021 - 04:20 PM

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Posted 23 April 2021 - 05:50 PM

Agree with a lot of this. Overall, a bit of a let down. Sam's story was great, and that probably helped carry the series, along with Walker and Zemo. But the rest was a bit of a mish-mash. Hate what they've done with Sharon, I guess Batroc is dead now? My biggest gripe with the MCU has always been that they get rid of interesting (and uninteresting) bad guys all too easily.

 

I liked Sam's costume, apart from the cowl with the ears sticking out. It was kinda sad that Issah's part of the exhibit seemed to be hidden away in the back. Kinda in disbelief that they cast someone who looks just like Sin and she turned out not to be.

 

So, enjoyed it okay for what it was, but I'm not going to be waiting eagerly for whatever comes next.



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Posted 23 April 2021 - 05:55 PM

 


When is Loki supposed to drop?  My Fridays just got a lot less exciting.

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Posted 23 April 2021 - 06:22 PM

I liked Sam's costume, apart from the cowl with the ears sticking out.

 

Not nearly as noticeable when he's standing next to John Walker.

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Posted 23 April 2021 - 06:53 PM

I looked up Sam's speech. Good stuff.





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