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@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  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.


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Hasbro GI Joe Q&A 2011 Round 6 - due Monday, October 31


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#21 Fortress Ironhold

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 11:41 AM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Mar 20 2011, 11:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd also like to suggest this one:

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Last year fans were assured that a mass retail Sgt. Slaughter was being "looked into." Did anything come of that? Is there a chance that a more widely-available version of this popular character will be released?



That's part of the reason why I asked about the Mauler / Equalizer:

Heavy Metal's already been released at retail, so unless Hasbro wants to give us the 1991 version of Rampage as the Mauler driver we'd have somewhat better odds of seeing Marauders Sarge driving an Equalizer.

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 12:32 PM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Mar 20 2011, 12:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd also like to suggest this one:

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Last year fans were assured that a mass retail Sgt. Slaughter was being "looked into." Did anything come of that? Is there a chance that a more widely-available version of this popular character will be released?


That was answered some time before Christmas (some where) it ended up being a one time deal, and there will be no retail Sgt. Slaughter.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 12:58 PM

Answers!

1) GI Joe Renegades is quickly building a new, refreshed version of the GI Joe history in unique ways. Is this a fictional world that Hasbro and its partners are eager to explore through media outside of the television show? Or will the "Renegades" cartoon be the only place these stories will be told?

2) Given the upcoming Skystriker release, are their any other classic vehicles you would like to restore or revisit in the modern era (please give examples)?
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2) The Sky Striker is a perfect fit for the 30th anniversary line. However, we do love our vehicles here at Hasbro, and we would love to revisit other classics if the demand is there and if it fits into our larger strategy. Unfortunately, we cannot cite examples.


3) Fans have noticed the so-called "Ross phenomenon", in which so many items - be they previously considered canceled such as the RoC Polar Sharc, Lava Pod and Tiger Rat or in some cases brand new such as the PoC Black HISS and VAMP - appear to by-pass the large, "first tier" retailers completely. Without delving into too many specifics, can you give a brief statement and/or insight on the forces behind this relatively small chain of stores receiving these figures and vehicles, and how/if they will effect the brand going forward?
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3) Marketing a toy line has a lot of challenges. The "Ross phenomenon" is one of the challenges. As you know, the Rise of Cobra line did not perform as well as expected. As a result, many of the RoC toys ended up being marked down at places like Ross. The buyer for Ross clearly has a love for G.I. Joe and was willing to take excess inventory. However, this is not part of any strategy. Ideally we would like our mainline retailers to have the newest product available in all markets.


Submissions for next round are due by Monday, May 9, 2011!

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 01:22 PM


So the JoeQ and As are still going. Cool. Haven't heard anything about the TF ones in forever it feels like. Anyone know what's up there?

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 01:26 PM

Ever since the movie line, there has seemed to be a major disconnect between the team designing the GI Joe vehicles and the team creating the stickers for them. Again and again, we're seeing decals that don't fit in the spaces where we're told to put them, that are supposed to impossibly lie flat over protruding plastic details, and that are shown in totally different locations between the instructions and the pictures on the boxes. As annoying as this may be for collectors, it must be even more frustrating for kids who are looking for simple directions for completing their toys. How does this keep happening, and are any steps being taken to put an end to the phenomenon?
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#26 NightViper

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 01:27 PM

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So the JoeQ and As are still going. Cool. Haven't heard anything about the TF ones in forever it feels like. Anyone know what's up there?


They haven't sent out the TF schedules yet. We'll post information when we get it.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 02:03 PM

Interesting. I'm glad they sort of answered the ROSS question - at least where RoC stuff was concerned, though that answer was fairly obvious. I guess reading between the lines it just seems ROSS was the only one to take the other stuff maybe.
 
 
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:37 PM

Given the minor glut of Tiger Force Flint, Tiger Force Duke, Python Crimson Guardsman, and Python Officers at retail, can we presume - what with the convention exclusives this year rounding out the vintage Python Patrol line-up - what does this mean for the odds of the classic sub-teams (Tiger Force, Python Patrol, Slaughter's Marauders, et cetra) being given mass releases once the new product begins shipping in earnest?

Would it be possible to incorporate original characters from Battle Action Force (UK / Europe) and Commandos Em Acao (South America) into the main retail line, or are they obscure enough to where they aren't on the table?

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:52 PM

Is it just wishful thinking to hope that the Ross answer might have implications for late RtS stuff that other retailers never picked up (wanting to clear things out for the next TF movie) might show up there instead?

(Windcharger as Ross exclusive = fan rage, I know, but even so)

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:53 PM

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QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Apr 28 2011, 02:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So the JoeQ and As are still going. Cool. Haven't heard anything about the TF ones in forever it feels like. Anyone know what's up there?


They haven't sent out the TF schedules yet. We'll post information when we get it.


BotCon's in 5 weeks. I'm sure we'll have TONS of information coming soon.

-SS (Certainly, a helluva lot more than a Q&A would answer.)


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Posted 28 April 2011 - 07:06 PM

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Would it be possible to incorporate original characters from Battle Action Force (UK / Europe) and Commandos Em Acao (South America) into the main retail line, or are they obscure enough to where they aren't on the table?


This has been asked before and the answer is the closest they'll get are homages like pilot Scarlett.
 
 
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#32 NightViper

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 09:39 PM

QUOTE(StarSaber @ Apr 28 2011, 06:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NightViper @ Apr 28 2011, 02:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Apr 28 2011, 02:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So the JoeQ and As are still going. Cool. Haven't heard anything about the TF ones in forever it feels like. Anyone know what's up there?


They haven't sent out the TF schedules yet. We'll post information when we get it.


BotCon's in 5 weeks. I'm sure we'll have TONS of information coming soon.

-SS (Certainly, a helluva lot more than a Q&A would answer.)


This first round of GI Joe Q&A was due the week before JoeCon...So they apparently aren't too concerned about timing them to coincide with conventions.

#33 NightViper

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 09:42 PM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Apr 28 2011, 06:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Given the minor glut of Tiger Force Flint, Tiger Force Duke, Python Crimson Guardsman, and Python Officers at retail, can we presume - what with the convention exclusives this year rounding out the vintage Python Patrol line-up - what does this mean for the odds of the classic sub-teams (Tiger Force, Python Patrol, Slaughter's Marauders, et cetra) being given mass releases once the new product begins shipping in earnest?


You may want to rewrite that question. You kinda change gears right in the middle there.

"can we presume...what does this mean for"

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 03:24 PM

Five days left! Keep those questions coming!

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 04:12 PM

1) Why do Bravo class vehicle drivers have so few paint applications?

2) Does the team that designs stickers on the GIJoe vehicles work in conjuction with the design team, and are the stickers tested out beforehand? Because it's been noted amongst the fandom that sticker applications are getting frustratingly complicated.

3) Why is the new VAMP Mk2 such a minor departure from the new VAMP Mk1? Aside from a minor color change on the suspension, its only change is a different driver.

4) The Rise Of Cobra PIT Commando figure, with its numerous vests, helmets, weapons and other gear, was a tremendous hit. Are there any plans to create a similar "modular" figure for the Cobras?

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 07:04 PM

5) Given the upcoming release of a new Steel Brigade figure, might it be possible for a customizable filecard to be made available, even if only as an online "game"?

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.

 


#37 NightViper

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 08:37 PM

Last call!

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 09:34 PM

What led to the decision of using POC Beachhead's head in green for the new POC Steel Brigade? Doesn't that make him look a bit too much like Beachhead?

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 08 May 2011 - 10:37 PM

1. How was the character roster chosen for Renegades, as there is some more obscure characters making their way into the animated series (like Red Star, Airtight, etc.) & did Hasbro influence the writers in anyway getting these choices made?

2. What is some new & innovative ideas Hasbro hopes to bring to the 30th anniversary line (new joints, sculpting detail, etc.)?

3. The cancelled Jungle Attack Storm Shadow has some wonderful gear, weapons, is their a chance we will see some of his unique items (like the webgear) on a future figure?

4. Can we have more information about how the Python Patrol Croc Master & Concept Blowtorch are being released?

5. Is there anymore information you can share with us about the 2011 7-packs?

6. Is there any chance Hasbro could add mp3's of the themes & music onto their Hub website of our favorite shows like GI Joe Renegades so that fans may enjoy the scores created for these great cartoons.

7. How does the creative team decide which weapons characters will carry while in development?

8. Is there any plans for more small scale vehicles moving forward with the 30th line?

9. Temple Guardian Snake Eyes was originally planned as a Resolute comic pack release & now has finally made it into POC, will other unreleased figures see new opportunities for release in the 30th line?

10. Can you tell us which waves figures like Renegades Ripcord, Scarlett, Tunnel Rat & more have been designated to in 30th?



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Posted 07 June 2011 - 03:05 PM

Answers for Round 2!

(Also, Round 3 was due during Botcon. I apologize, but I was not able to send any questions in.)

1) Does the team that designs stickers on the GI Joe vehicles work in conjunction with the design team, and are the stickers tested out beforehand? Because it's been noted amongst the fandom that sticker applications are getting frustratingly complicated.

QUOTE(Hasbro)
That?s a great question. During the production process, the stickers are often the very last thing that is completed. The same designers which design the vehicles are the ones which design the label art. Recently, in vehicles like the HISS tank and the SKYSTRIKER, the designers have included optional stickers which allow the owner of the vehicle to customize it his/her way. As for the label adhesion, this is something that we work on all of the time, and it is not an exact science. Oftentimes it has to do with the type of plastic which the labels are adhering to. Polypropylene, which is used in many G.I. Joe vehicles, is notorious for not accepting stickers. We are certainly aware of the issue and are continuing to try to improve upon the sticker placements and adhesion.

2) Given the upcoming release of a new Steel Brigade figure, might it be possible for a customizable file card to be made available, even if only as an online "game"?
QUOTE(Hasbro)
That's a great idea and we will look into it.

3) The cancelled Jungle Attack Storm Shadow has some wonderful gear, weapons, is their a chance we will see some of his unique items (like the webgear) on a future figure?
QUOTE(Hasbro)
We like that figure too. The vest is definitely tooled up, as is the cool set of weapons. Someday it may find a home in the line, but there are no plans for it right now.