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@  unluckiness : (24 June 2019 - 03:18 AM)

That is not a good thing, especially in the long term

@  MEDdMI : (23 June 2019 - 10:17 PM)

So who wants to hear about this mole on my nose that I keep scratching open

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 June 2019 - 09:24 PM)

Yeah, it's kind of defeating the purpose of making political discussions more restricted if you're just gonna go at it elsewhere on this site.

@  Telly : (23 June 2019 - 07:06 PM)

that would probly fit better in the p & r thread. its there for things just like this

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:29 PM)

The citizens resisted by buying up all the town's beer reserves so the Nazis would have to stay sober the entire time.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:28 PM)

Meanwhile, congratulations civil resistance, part 2: So a group of Nazis were holding one of their Good Old Times Reenactment festivals in a small East German town.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:26 PM)

It's basically like an anti-Trump candidate winning Texas.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:25 PM)

The mayoral elections of Istanbul are considered to be a key indicator for the political climate in the entire country.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:24 PM)

This time, it was a landslide victory for the opposition's candidate.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:23 PM)

After president Erdogan had a court revoke the results of the mayoral election of Istanbul after the opposition party's candidate had won by a small margin, the election was repeated today.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Congratulations, democracy part 1: Today is a historic day for Turkey.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 June 2019 - 02:31 PM)

Convert, does he timeout?

@  unluckiness : (23 June 2019 - 09:12 AM)

Did he form the feet and legs or the arms and body?

@  Patch : (22 June 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Nah, he was one of the Lions

@  MEDdMI : (22 June 2019 - 04:45 PM)

Is he a Shellformer

@  Nevermore : (22 June 2019 - 12:38 PM)

Supposedly it's about that football player Calvin Johnson.

@  Pennpenn : (22 June 2019 - 07:03 AM)

I'm vaguely confused why there is a Nicki Minaj song in my youtube reccomendations, but even more confused as to why that song (which appears to be from an official account) is called "MEGATRON".

@  Liege : (21 June 2019 - 10:03 PM)

Alpha Q all night long.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 June 2019 - 10:44 AM)

Only if you ask nicely, Silv.

@  RichardT1977 : (21 June 2019 - 09:42 AM)

1998 Zilla is the Gaijin era.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 June 2019 - 01:59 AM)

Alpha Q?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 June 2019 - 01:16 AM)

Alpha Q, and U, but not U.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 June 2019 - 08:55 PM)

KISS Players

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 June 2019 - 07:15 PM)

Ultra Q

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 June 2019 - 03:15 PM)

So which series is 90s American Godzilla?

@  Dekafox : (20 June 2019 - 03:12 PM)

So G1 Marvel would be Showa Transformers then

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 June 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Yes.

@  RichardT1977 : (20 June 2019 - 12:05 PM)

Is it weeby of me to refer to the two IDW TF continuities as Heisei and Reiwa? I mean, the switchover almost perfectly lines up with the change of eras...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 June 2019 - 10:35 AM)

I hate when the spicy version of something isn't spicy!

@  Pennpenn : (20 June 2019 - 08:43 AM)

I hate it when the spicy version of something is in almost identical packaging to the non-spicy version. Especially when I don't notice until I've got home.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 June 2019 - 05:44 PM)

They make a lot of pills for that.

@  Nevermore : (19 June 2019 - 05:42 PM)

I got the results of the test back. I definitely have no sense of humor.

@  Paladin : (18 June 2019 - 05:59 PM)

so anyway how is your sex life?

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 June 2019 - 10:50 AM)

These jokes are tearing me apart.

@  unluckiness : (18 June 2019 - 08:55 AM)

Only if the customer reviews give it all high marks.

@  Patch : (18 June 2019 - 04:42 AM)

Are they going to call it "I-Did-Nawtflix?"

@  unluckiness : (18 June 2019 - 12:48 AM)

I see, so what the world needs is a Tommy Wiseau streaming service.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 11:02 PM)

Well, Conan did start the trend that resulted in a wave of Barbarian films in the mid to late 80s

@  MEDdMI : (17 June 2019 - 10:57 PM)

I keep wanting to read Corman as Conan

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 10:29 PM)

There needs to be some streaming service that caters to connoisseurs of schlock. Otherwise, a huge part of our cultural history will be wiped away. While many of these films are available on blu-ray, with more coming out each month, it's good they're also available for the streaming crowd.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2019 - 10:18 PM)

Corman did make an impressive number of barbarian films back in the day. If impressive is the word

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 June 2019 - 08:11 PM)

I mean, where else are you going to see the entire Roger Corman barbarian fantasy library (legally) for free?

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 June 2019 - 08:09 PM)

Oh Tubi TV, you are a haven for terrible films. Netflix, Hulu and Crackle all push for mainstream appeal and prestige, you got the guts to have ready access to dregs even the SyFy channel wouldn't air

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 01:33 PM)

Also you have Bayonetta and a bunch of Fire Emblem people.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 01:33 PM)

...I mean, Tales character. Probably up to/for it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2019 - 01:26 PM)

But what if I need to kill a god? Or several of them?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 11:25 AM)

Kratos is allowed, but only the one from Tales of Symphonia

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2019 - 10:56 AM)

So no Kratos?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 10:42 AM)

In any case I'd rather have another Fire Emblem character than another character from a PlayStation exclusive game who teeeeeechnically was in a spinoff.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 10:39 AM)

Kong had his name on the games first, but Mario was the protagonist first. It's debatable.


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Gundam Discussion: The Wings of A Boy Who Killed Adolescence

Gundam Anime Gunpla

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#12421 HellCat

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 05:14 AM

SD history is pretty deep. There was actually a point where mainline Gundam was dying off and SD Gundam was outselling it, meaning a lot got done with it.

 

Essentially there are 3 key settings for SD Gundam.

 

Musha- Samurai themed Gundams in a techno feudal setting. Given focus in manga and model kits. These basically ran parallel to whatever main Gundam work was out at the time, turning its MS and themes into the story of the arc. These stories tend to follow bloodline rivalries and do build up some nice lore as they go. Case in point, in one arc the Gundams discover an ancient weapon which is a huge SD Gundam that transforms into a real type musha MS. They reverse engineer it and android Mushas become a component of later arcs, leading up to a plot where a villain reprogrammes them and sets them on the other Mushas.

 

Knight- Obviously themed on European knights/RPGs. Primarily told through Carddass trading cards. Opposed to Mushas humans exist in this world to, many being straight expies of existing Gundam humans (Knight Amuro, Princess Frau, etc) One of the recurring heroes of this series is Knight Gundam, who was actually a selfish Musha who was punished by the gods by being split into his good side (Knight Gundam) and his evil side (Satan Gundam). Combined they form Superior Dragon, a golden Gundam who is the guardian god of this realm (for the Musha, a similar role is filled by the Crystal Phoenix).

 

Command- Also known as G-ARMS. Whilst Musha is based on Asian culture and Knight European, this focuses on military sci-fi Gundams strongly influenced by 80s and 90s American action movies. The Gundams thus have a very more traditional anime robot military aesthetic, with various add ons and weapons. Eventually this series extended into space.

 

 

Musha Gundam reached a sort of conclusion at the end of the 20th century with the current series linking everything together and claiming every threat faced had all been the work of a dark god. This made way for Musha Maruden, a trilogy of stories which saw the Musha population spirited to 21st century Japan. This is a kind of Digimon like tale where the Mushas start off having secret battles before becoming an accepted part of human society. The same author did the next series which has SD Gundam Force in the title but really isn't connected to it. It's basically an AU of the first Musha series, where the heroes lose and their sons have to save the ruined world. Afterwards he got to go back to the Maruden setting for Musha Banchou, a series focused on newly built human and Musha schools in Japan. The idea of this is the Gundams are little kids who power up into teenage forms to fight. It's pretty kooky. The authour behind all 5 of these also loved sneaking in references to likes of metal hero tokusatsu shows.

 

After that came SD Gundam Sangokuden, a multi year version of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms story from China. This did really well in Asia and actually got a revised TV adaptation which you should be able to find with a crappy dub on YouTube. Alas the show just kind of ends 2/3 through the story.

 

Things have been very quiet since but we're apparently getting another revised take on Sangokuden this year, dealing with the kingdoms instead being corporations and a virus that turns people into zombies...yeah.



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Posted 27 January 2019 - 06:23 AM

Apparently Divers director's concept for what Ayame's previous Gunpla looked like.

 

She was so obsessed with a sweet rack, she gave her kit one.

 

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 05:55 PM

I definitely need to try an SD kit I think.

I had somehow failed to notice how SD-Gundammy the Samurai Pizza Cats were.

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 09:43 PM

Essentially there are 3 key settings for SD Gundam.
 
*snip*

I'm still a bit disappointed that a real-form Command Gundam wasn't introduced in Dynasty Warriors Gundam, just to round out the SD-original trio.

 

Also, MG Knight Gundam when? :D

 

Apparently Divers director's concept for what Ayame's previous Gunpla looked like.

 

She was so obsessed with a sweet rack, she gave her kit one.

 

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Real Mode transformation when? :p



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Posted 28 January 2019 - 12:10 AM

https://www.gundamki...n-proto-gn.html

 

New images of the Metal Build Astraea, packing the Proto GN High Mega Launcher


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Posted 28 January 2019 - 04:12 PM

I definitely need to try an SD kit I think.

I had somehow failed to notice how SD-Gundammy the Samurai Pizza Cats were.

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Got a few I'm trying to get rid of, actually. 

 

They're all in partial stages of completion as well. I got them off of someone who had been trying to build them, but real life intervened. I figured I could finish them, but then real life hit me as well. 



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Posted 28 January 2019 - 06:19 PM

Why the hell did I pull out the Albion from storage and display it?? I got no room for it!!


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 05:24 AM

Have started sampling shows. To my surprise, Wing is the one that's grabbed me the most, which... makes me feel kind of lame.

But this... POW! I hate your envelope! I'll kill you! Yep.

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 07:06 AM

Have started sampling shows. To my surprise, Wing is the one that's grabbed me the most, which... makes me feel kind of lame.

But this... POW! I hate your envelope! I'll kill you! Yep.

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Hey, it's the show that captivated America back when it first aired. No shame in that.

 

Or, if there is shame, it's the fun kind, where you get a reminder that being alive is pretty much a constant stream of embarrassment. 

 

It's a show that prioritizing style above all else, with everyone being melodramatic to the point of doing things like taking baths in rose petals. If that kind of thing clicks for you, Wing is going to be much more fun than Tomino's distinctive approach, SEED's interpersonal melodrama, or IBO's shooting children in the head with sniper rifles in episode 1.

 

One of the fun things about Gundam is how much variety there is, after all.




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Posted 30 January 2019 - 01:00 PM

I think you've got to watch Wing at least twice to recognise how ridiculous parts of it were.  But yes, style up the wazoo at least.

 

00's a better version of Wing with most of the kinks ironed-out.


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#12431 tec

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 01:12 PM

Wing is still tops for me the Gundam designs are far superior IMO

 

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 01:27 PM

Ah Relena. The first of many Gundam waifus.

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 03:21 PM

Ah Relena. The first of many Gundam waifus.

 

I was more into Dorothy.  The bad girl eyebrows did it for teenage me.



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 03:36 PM

It was Noin or Catherine for me. The sexy military woman with bluish hair, or the cute as heck circus girl. And damn one thing Frozen Teardrop did right was make Catherine look even hotter and deadlier with a knife it looks like :D

 

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Oh and it never gets better than that "I'll Kill You" scene Maruten. That's the scene that hooked me :D

 

Sadly he never does make good on it in the show.


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 04:24 PM

I to liked Catherine


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 07:19 PM

Okay so back to model kits, how common are bootlegs? If I'm shopping around on ebay or whatever, do I have to watch out for cunning fakes?


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 07:22 PM

If it has a Pikachu for a head you know your in KO territory


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 09:17 PM

Okay so back to model kits, how common are bootlegs? If I'm shopping around on ebay or whatever, do I have to watch out for cunning fakes?

If the seller is in China, I'd avoid it.  Bandai just had a major push on some counterfeiters in China, but there's likely some supply out there.  That said...official Gundam kits are easy to get and not terribly expensive barring older or P-Bandai kits.  Bandai has been pretty good in keeping stuff from the last 20 or so years in rotation to some degree or another.  The Astray you built is from 2003-ish

 

My top picks are:

Banzai Hobby (a direct importer in Japan).  Lowest per kit prices I've seen...but selection is a touch limited as are secondary items.  Shipping can be pricey or you suffer lengthy shipping times.

Gundam Planet (US based importer).  On the pricier end per kit, but they have a good shop setup, good notification system and fairly quick shipping.

HLJ- One of the top import stops, price is pretty much in the middle between the above, but I've not ordered from them so I can't say much.



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 09:28 PM

What has Bandai not made a Taurus kit?

 

Hell The Leo ,Air Leo and Space all got even GIA figures and Merc and Veatte got kits but the Taurus is still a no show


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 11:13 PM

They have made a Taurus kit.
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