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@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (26 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm Making The TF Roll Out Short "Gotta Go Fast!"

@  Benbot : (26 November 2019 - 12:52 PM)

That's what I was hoping for. But here I am, at work the following day.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

You say "die in bed" and I'm thinking "why is that a problem?".

@  fourteenwings : (26 November 2019 - 07:06 AM)

If you don't get out of bed ever your muscles will lock in super-uncomfortable ways and you may get blood clots

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:53 PM)

You did nothing, and so rocks fall down and you die.


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#2541 Powered Convoy

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 01:03 PM

Mattel has some SDCC 2019 exclusives for MOTU.

 

Mega Construx Battle Bones set (with pink armor Faker among others).

 

More articulated versions of the original MOTU figures in the form of Mini-Comic Prince Adam and He-Man.

 

https://nerdist.com/...-con-exclusive/

 

The latter is kind of a spin on MOTUC but really dialing the sculpting back to the original toys instead of updated sculpting.

 

It's kind of a weird thing, I like it.  Like this is what MOTUC did, but not quite as literal as this exclusive is.


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Posted 11 June 2019 - 01:06 PM

Fascinating idea. I don't think I'm the target for this as it was the general proportions as much as the articulation that has always turned me off. The Classics line gives me exactly what I want there, but there you go.

This is a perfect SDCC offering though - not a hard-to-find-something that everybody wants to complete their collection. It will also give them a nice proof of concept. I suspect if these all sell out, they may expand the line; if they hang around for weeks or months, they'll remain a one-off.
 
 
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Posted 11 June 2019 - 03:45 PM

Why isn't Prince Adam wearing pink? Fail.

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 04:29 PM

Why isn't Prince Adam wearing pink? Fail.


Because this is specifically a "mini-comic" based set and that's what Adam looked like in his first mini comic appearance.

-ZacWilliam, something they havnt done before vs Cartoon Adam that they have.
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 08:50 PM

Yeah this set is tickling all my Sword & Sorcery soft spots. Wish I could get it.


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I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 25 June 2019 - 01:54 PM

 

Why isn't Prince Adam wearing pink? Fail.


Because this is specifically a "mini-comic" based set and that's what Adam looked like in his first mini comic appearance.

-ZacWilliam, something they havnt done before vs Cartoon Adam that they have.

 

It actually comes from preview issue for the monthly mini-series.



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Posted 27 June 2019 - 11:48 AM

Side thing but I saw Spider-Man Far from Home and while waiting for the extra scene at the end of the credits, a 'He-Man from Mattel' copyright whatever appears along with other licensed stuff in the list.

I don't recall any Motu thing appearing in the movie, as a commercial or a toy or whatever. So just asking that when you folks watch Far from Home, let me know what Motu related material appears that I missed please?

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 01:22 PM

Peter has He-Man figures.  There's a cut scene where he sells his toys to buy MJ a present.


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Posted 27 June 2019 - 07:32 PM

Hopefully they made sure to use 200X figures and not vintages.


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 27 June 2019 - 07:45 PM

Whaaaaat?! I didn't see that?! I know the trailers had a full action scene that wasn't included in the movie (doing your job, on vacation) but I don't remember a 'selling toys' scene when I saw it.

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 10:16 PM

Hopefully they made sure to use 200X figures and not vintages.

 

Maybe they were hand-me-downs from Uncle Ben. That would give them a little more weight as something to sell.


 
 
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Posted 12 July 2019 - 11:28 AM

Just a follow up but the extra scenes in the trailer will supposedly be put in a Peter's To Do list as an extra mini movie. So I guess that's where the selling of the He-Man toys will be.

Was there even footage of that? I want to see!

Oh, and they can get away with this parody? Cuz it looks really really good for flash animation. I'd prefer to see the 2002 version but this is ok too.


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 04:43 PM

Just a follow up but the extra scenes in the trailer will supposedly be put in a Peter's To Do list as an extra mini movie. So I guess that's where the selling of the He-Man toys will be.

Was there even footage of that? I want to see!

Oh, and they can get away with this parody? Cuz it looks really really good for flash animation. I'd prefer to see the 2002 version but this is ok too.


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Posted 17 July 2019 - 07:47 PM

https://news.toyark....nnounced-352486

 

Guess Mattel is playing a back up to the MOTU film that is reportedly set for release...at some point next year.

 

Eh, I'm not overly impressed.  And i'm not thrilled for some of the later characters who benefitted IMMENSELY from more modern design aesthetics (like Buzz Off)



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Posted 17 July 2019 - 08:31 PM

Yeah, I feel like if they had done this before they ever started the Classics line they might have done well. I don't get the appeal now though. Are there people who have been waiting on the vintage sculpts "with knees" (and elbows)?


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 01:47 AM

Flocked Mega Construx Moss Man? Shame I won't be getting this set, hopefully he hits retail in some form.


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 10:12 AM

Yeah, I feel like if they had done this before they ever started the Classics line they might have done well. I don't get the appeal now though. Are there people who have been waiting on the vintage sculpts "with knees" (and elbows)?

In fairness, MOTUC never had any sort of significant retail presence aside from the TRU crossover packs with DC.  These feel aimed more to a more casual audience than the hardcore audience, and there might be some merit to that if the price point is good.



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Posted 18 July 2019 - 11:26 AM

Yeah these seem like they really aren't aimed completely at the same audience that's been spending tons on Classics for years. Just the fact that they are planning to sell them in actual stores hints that. The more throwbacky designs are more toy-etic too and hint at that.

-ZacWilliam, whether it succeeds at reaching a big enough Casual and Kid audience we shall see but this clearly isn't completely aimed at or counting on the old online geezers.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 05:35 PM

That's a pretty nice update of He-Man I think. I was going to say "I hope these do well at retail" but... they won't. MOTU will never escape that Joe-esque black hole. Which isn't really fair, the MOTU fandom is much more reasonable. 


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 06:06 PM

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