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@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2019 - 08:45 PM)

@xellos We get to many of those in Hollywood movies.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 08:13 PM)

Re:Creators!

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 07:47 PM)

There is also Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, where people regularly get summoned to a fantasy world, then eventually sent back with their accumulated powers (and the main character smuggles the demon lord's daugher by his request, which is a no-no)

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 07:23 PM)

We need more inverse isekais, like The Devil is a Part-Timer

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 04:11 PM)

I feel like Tron is pushing it but I can't actually come up with an argument to that effect

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

To Arazyr- I don't see why it wouldn't be.


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#1 Copper Bezel

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 05:20 PM

Well, TFGD has one; it's out of our hands; we must as well. So I'll start.

Finally got my arse to Target yesterday. Painting began immediately.

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WorkbenchManiac's extras, along with my own shoddy resculpt of Fluttershy's mane, some much-needed lipo on Rarity's bizarre mutant baby dinosaur cheeks that seem to have resulted from some intense laziness in Hasbro's rotation of the head, and

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one extra character, because I wanted somepony expendable to try painting first. The glasses, the collar, and the sea anemone that lives inside offered slightly greater irritation than I anticipated, and yes, I'm aware that the proportions are a bit off.

Party supplies? Never fear, primitive organic citizens of Ponyville! Wreck-Gar has third-party supplies for all!
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My real reason for liking the PVCs so much? Yeah. They're totally in scale with the Animated Autobots.

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And that's awesome.

Edited by Copper Bezel, 26 March 2017 - 02:45 PM.

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 04 September 2011 - 05:51 PM

Great stuff all around!

I?m especially fond of the Mayor, is she a completely new sculpt of yours, or "only" a mod? Anyway, the mane and tail came out great on her.

And I approve of Wreck-Gar! So much so that I had to do this:


"You Sir, care about some apples?"

Edited by WorkbenchManiac, 04 September 2011 - 06:20 PM.


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Posted 04 September 2011 - 06:29 PM

I'm glad you liked the Mayor! Yeah, she's from scratch. It shows up close - the proportions are off from the other PVCs, smaller hooves and a broader snout and a back height a couple mm short and such, and there are a lot of little imperfections and texture problems I'll know how to avoid next time. I did her earlier on, before getting the PVC pack and basing the sculpt off the Fluttershy I got from BB Shockwave.

That said, chipping and sanding off Fluttershy's mane in turn to leave something that looked vaguely like a head was almost as time consuming and not nearly as fun as sculpting the pony "blank" for the Mayor in the first place, so I'm going to be starting fresh for anyone else I do.

And of course I'd love to hear any critique that comes to mind.

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"You Sir, care about some apples?"

Awesomely adorable! = D I don't think there's any other Transformer figure with the expression and hand posture to make that work. Nice.

Edited by Copper Bezel, 04 September 2011 - 06:58 PM.

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 04 September 2011 - 07:09 PM

QUOTE(WorkbenchManiac @ Sep 4 2011, 05:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"You Sir, care about some apples?"

Pardon me, I need to go buy insulin, because that just gave me diabetes. And I love it!

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 09:39 PM

Man, I need to get some of WorkbenchManiac's stuff eventually. Looks awesome with the official figures.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 10:07 PM

QUOTE(Copper Bezel @ Sep 4 2011, 06:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm glad you liked the Mayor! Yeah, she's from scratch. It shows up close - the proportions are off from the other PVCs, smaller hooves and a broader snout and a back height a couple mm short and such, and there are a lot of little imperfections and texture problems I'll know how to avoid next time. I did her earlier on, before getting the PVC pack and basing the sculpt off the Fluttershy I got from BB Shockwave.

I don?t think that matching the PVCs? proportions is all that desirable. Their scale is nice, but the figures themselves are a bit "meh". Your mayor has more character in her facesculpt alone than those PVCs with their strangely formed heads combined.


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That said, chipping and sanding off Fluttershy's mane in turn to leave something that looked vaguely like a head was almost as time consuming and not nearly as fun as sculpting the pony "blank" for the Mayor in the first place, so I'm going to be starting fresh for anyone else I do.

For everyone else you do I expect to see a corresponding thread over at the Iacon Art Gallery. Or even better a WIP thread.


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And of course I'd love to hear any critique that comes to mind.

As I said, I like the major a lot. Very characterful face and pose. Some minor nitpicks about smooth surfaces aside, the only thing to stand out is the inward curvature of the front legs. Especially the right one, it seems to bend backwards at the wrist. Other than that it?s great work and I?m looking forward to seeing more.


QUOTE(RoboViking @ Sep 4 2011, 07:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pardon me, I need to go buy insulin, because that just gave me diabetes. And I love it!

It?s all Wreck-Gar?s inherent cuteness. He?s an adorable little alien death robot.

Edited by WorkbenchManiac, 05 September 2011 - 01:37 PM.


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Posted 05 September 2011 - 01:23 PM

Wow, Mare the Mayor is awesome. Could you take more pics of her?

And I didn't even realize your Applebloom was ready, Workbenchmaniac! icon-hotrod.gif Btw, is Equestriadaily posting your customs? I cannot navigate that site for the life of me, I wish they had a button to filter out tons and tons of "news" about fanfiction...

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 01:24 PM

QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Sep 5 2011, 01:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I cannot navigate that site for the life of me, I wish they had a button to filter out tons and tons of "news" about fanfiction...

Like this one?

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 02:21 PM

It's funny how the fans put more stock into the toys then the actual toy makers.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 02:31 PM

QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Sep 5 2011, 01:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And I didn't even realize your Applebloom was ready, Workbenchmaniac! icon-hotrod.gif Btw, is Equestriadaily posting your customs?



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And yes, Applebloom, Gummy, Opal and AJ?s hat were posted to Equestria Daily, I?ll have to look for the link myself, though. That blog moves so friggin?fast...

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 03:32 PM

So ... damned ... adorable ... cannot ... ship ... fast ... enough....

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As I said, I like the major a lot. Very characterful face and pose. Some minor nitpicks about smooth surfaces aside, the only thing to stand out is the inward curvature of the front legs. Especially the right one, it seems to bend backwards at the wrist. Other than that it?s great work and I?m looking forward to seeing more.


Yeah, thanks! I didn't realize that, but I see it now that you point it out - I guess I treated the leading edge of the foreleg as one arc, and there's no indication of the hoof.

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I don?t think that matching the PVCs? proportions is all that desirable. Their scale is nice, but the figures themselves are a bit "meh". Your mayor has more character in her facesculpt alone than those PVCs with their strangely formed heads combined.

Yeah, now that I have them in hand, particularly, the PVCs are fairly lifeless. They're designed to look like generic cute ponies and happen to share some design characteristics with the cartoon characters, and the "baby" aspects of the face sculpts are particularly distracting, while the only concessions to individual personalities seem to be in the number of eyelashes each gets. I wanted the Mayor to match, roughly - but I did use the cartoon eyes, anyway.

Another reason I'm looking forward to your Applebloom and Fluttershy. = )

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For everyone else you do I expect to see a corresponding thread over at the Iacon Art Gallery. Or even better a WIP thread.

Will do!

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Wow, Mare the Mayor is awesome. Could you take more pics of her?

She's kind of jankety up close. I do like how the expression turned out, though. = )


Edited by Copper Bezel, 05 September 2011 - 03:34 PM.

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 05 September 2011 - 03:44 PM

You did a really nice job on her, Copper Bezel.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 04:34 PM

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She's kind of jankety up close. I do like how the expression turned out, though. = )

Now that is a successul politician?s smile. Awesome!


QUOTE(Copper Bezel @ Sep 5 2011, 03:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, thanks! I didn't realize that, but I see it now that you point it out - I guess I treated the leading edge of the foreleg as one arc, and there's no indication of the hoof.

The arc itself is fine.

I meant this:

At that spot, and that spot alone, the curvature seems to be a bit sharper than on the rest of the leg, making it look a bit like the leg is bend at that point.

You know your figure is awesome if the only critique is "there is a tiny bend in the curvature of the leg" icon-fire.gif.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 11:35 PM

Tee-hee. Thanks. = )

And thanks for the clarification. I'll take note of that area with the next one.
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 08 September 2011 - 10:34 PM

I have no clue who this guy is, so I have to assume he was sent from the future to protect Apple Bloom so she can grow up into the leader of a pony resistance group.



Found this image on a German message board and had to share it. I enjoy the juxtaposition of ponys and media that "traditionally" appeal to a male audience, like this grimdark cyberpunk whatshisface.



Seriously, who is that?

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 10:40 PM

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I have no clue who this guy is, so I have to assume he was sent from the future to protect Apple Bloom so she can grow up into the leader of a pony resistance group.



Found this image on a German message board and had to share it. I enjoy the juxtaposition of ponys and media that "traditionally" appeal to a male audience, like this grimdark cyberpunk whatshisface.



Seriously, who is that?

http://en.wikipedia....uman_Revolution

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 10:26 PM

Yeah, that's fun. I've had Prowl (Animated) posed cuddling your Opal for about a week or so. = )

Edited by Copper Bezel, 10 September 2011 - 10:27 PM.

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 10 September 2011 - 11:59 PM

QUOTE(Matenshi @ Sep 8 2011, 10:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Oh, thanks.

I prefer my take on it, though icon-fire.gif


QUOTE(Copper Bezel @ Sep 10 2011, 10:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, that's fun. I've had Prowl (Animated) posed cuddling your Opal for about a week or so. = )

Although Shockwave doesn?t approve of emotional affection for inconsequential equines.


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Posted 25 September 2011 - 08:25 AM

Hehe, the only thing that would improve that picture further is a smoldering Torso of Starscream.



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