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@  fourteenwings : (26 April 2019 - 12:11 AM)

After "Secret Wars", Marvel's comic sales dropped for most of their series but it wasn't bad enough to be worried about. I think. What homages, exactly?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 April 2019 - 09:31 PM)

Kamen Rider Specter Tutankhamun Soul was definitely a thing.

@  B-Fox : (25 April 2019 - 09:30 PM)

How popular is Marvel's current comics? Because the homages to it got very anemic audience reactions.

@  The Doctor Who : (25 April 2019 - 07:47 PM)

An Egyptian themed version of a popular Japanese TV show: Tutankhamun Rider

@  MEDdMI : (25 April 2019 - 06:53 PM)

combine the two options. Grayffles or Waffson

@  Paladin : (25 April 2019 - 05:43 PM)

split the difference- "Ryan" after the Titanium Ranger.

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:10 PM)

The second name choice is "Waffles", named after Goofy's gray tabby cat from Goof Troop. It's a cuter name than "Grayson" and the kitten is definitely adorable, but his colors aren't as close a match to the namesake as one of his sibling's colors are (said sibling is already spoken for, so I can't name that one).

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:07 PM)

The first name choice is "Grayson", because he's gray and a son, and I think the name sounds cool. It also makes me think of Carter Grayson, the Red Ranger from Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, who was a born leader and one of the coolest Red Rangers.

@  Paladin : (25 April 2019 - 05:07 PM)

"Lamont."

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:06 PM)

I need help deciding on a name for one of the kittens. He's an all-gray cat but is also showing early signs of growing some black stripes in his fur. There are two names I've thought of for him and can't decide which one I like more.

@  Telly : (25 April 2019 - 01:31 PM)

got the second part of first gundam, popped it in and wow! picture miles better than my old dvds. other than the archaic animation (which i dont mind), it looks like it was done recently

@  Xellos : (25 April 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Aye, or at least the movies for Zeta, as they supposedly negate ZZ, kinda like how the Code Geass clip movies retcon some events before the newest one.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:05 PM)

i wish theyd dub double zeta. thats the only one im missing for the "amuro vs char" thing (and chars not even in it so...). but given some of the things ive heard about it, its probly best that they dont dub it

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:02 PM)

and im on vacation next week so ill have lots of time to watch all this lol

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:01 PM)

@zaku ive got war in the pocket on standard dvd already. amazon didnt have it on blu ray. bonus points to it for having character designs by haruhiku mikimoto. and this collecction is only "new" in as much as its new to me on blu ray. ive had burnt dvd copies of it all for years

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 09:44 PM)

Yeah, 00 was pretty good, and I recently watched Build Divers, and found it really fun. Got both limited editions of IBO... still need to watch them...

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 April 2019 - 08:30 PM)

00 is also pretty good, basically a refined version of the Wing concept, and IBO is great.

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 April 2019 - 08:29 PM)

I'll be the requisite "Build Fighters is actually pretty good" chime in

@  MEDdMI : (24 April 2019 - 07:52 PM)

G Gundam was the best. Horse mecha! Piloted by.... a HORSE!

@  ZakuConvoy : (24 April 2019 - 07:31 PM)

I'd probably recommend tracking down 0080 War in the Pocket to go along with your new collection, but you might have enough to watch for right now.

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 06:53 PM)

G Gundam will likely always rank first for me, as it is the one I find the most fun, but 8th MS was great for being the most "realistic" of the UC stuff.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 06:17 PM)

the only other gundam series ive watched-which was also the FIRST gundam series i watched-is wing (and ill probly get that on blu ray soon too). i know i havent watched everything tied to it, but the UC is quite enough for me lol

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 06:14 PM)

i think 8th team is my favorite, but cant say why. maybe it has something to do with them not being newtypes. i dont particularly like that concept

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 06:11 PM)

8th M Team, 0083, and Zeta are my favorites of the original timeline. Have yet to watch Origin, but it is loooow on my list, as I never particularly liked Char. Quattro Bajeena was actually kinda cool, though.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 05:49 PM)

so i just did something insane. i bought gundam origin, first gundam, 08th ms team, operation stardust, zeta gundam AND chars counterattack on bluray...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Hollywood stereotypes, eh? Don't get me started on how sheerly unrealistic that can be, and how badly Hollywood loves to stick to them.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:44 PM)

Also, fun fact: To me, Dutch is the language that sounds harsh compared to German.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:37 PM)

Generally, nobody shouts at each other in Germany unless they're either a) morons or b) doing it for comedic effect.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:36 PM)

... based on an outdated way of speaking (I mean, does anyone in the US still speak like Joe Friday?)... which might also have been at least partially a regional thing.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Generally, many native English speakers' primary conception of the German language and its perceived harshness comes from Hollywood movies... created by non-native German speakers, with non-native German actors giving their impression of what they think the German language sounds like...

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:33 PM)

I might be severely biased, but as a native German speaker, I think the perception of the "harsh German language" is at least in part due to a myth created by Hollywood.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (24 April 2019 - 05:32 PM)

I wish I knew if that Blue autobot in the background in the movie Bumblebee was Blurr.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Blood is blue before coming into contact with air from outside.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2019 - 09:50 AM)

I had to use a whole ten percent of my brain to understand that.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 April 2019 - 08:32 AM)

I think I saw a debunking of that like at least a decade ago when I still relied on TV for things.

@  Paladin : (24 April 2019 - 08:21 AM)

isn't the whole "lemmings jump to their death" thing proven false now too???

@  Pennpenn : (24 April 2019 - 03:05 AM)

It's like how the whole "alpha male" thing doesn't really show up in wolf packs in the wild.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 01:54 AM)

Aaaaand another myth busted.

@  CORVUS : (24 April 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Quite welcome! :)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 09:51 PM)

@Corvus Huh, did not know that part. Thanks for imparting knowledge!

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 09:27 PM)

No because it's true.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 April 2019 - 09:17 PM)

Would I be jaded if i said that's a good lesson about people as well?

@  CORVUS : (23 April 2019 - 09:01 PM)

Overstated risk. Most observations of sexual cannibalism in the Praying Mantis occurred in captivity, versus nature. When entomologists began observing them in nature instead, they found that sexual cannibalism took place around 30% of the time. Basically, if a male Mantis avoids thin, hungry females, his chances are pretty good. #yesimanerd

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 07:52 PM)

Are you a male mantis?

@  MEDdMI : (23 April 2019 - 07:27 PM)

Death by snu snu

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 06:40 PM)

There's a joke about going out with a bang to be made here.

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 06:38 PM)

I would hope getting laid is preferred over dying :p

@  Nevermore : (23 April 2019 - 05:20 PM)

Don't we all want to get laid?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 04:53 PM)

I'd spend the first few loops just taking an extended nap.

@  Dekafox : (23 April 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Endless death time loops certainly happen enough in Star Trek


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#12521 HellCat

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 08:22 AM

Micro Wars arrived. The figures are roughly the size of a POTP Pretender shell, with the pilot figures being 1/3 bigger than the current Microman ones. It's a shame they give you cheap paper stickers because the figures pop so much better if you paint, panel and weather them. Have to say only including the pilot figures with tanks/support vehicles is cheap. The line's only real gimmick is being SD Gundams that open up, so if you only get an MS but can't get hold of a vehicle you're out of luck. Why not just bundle a single figure in with iconic MS and make grunt pilots only available with the vehicles?

 

If you can get a box for a sensible price I'd say give it a shot but right now not sure these are must have. Assume eventually P-Bandai will give us stuff like Mobile Armors too.



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 06:40 AM

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 05:14 PM

https://www.gundamki...am-release.html

 

But...why?


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#12524 Ironbite

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 08:15 PM

Because Strike?


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:02 AM

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 12:25 AM

*Cue pitched-up Fly, Freedom!* :D

 

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I know it's probably par for the course for SD kits, but it's funny how they advertise the impressive color separation for the heads on these... but still leave the bodies in large chunks of single colors, necessitating painting for most of the kit anyway. :wtf

 

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Now, SDCS Justice and Providence when, Bandai? :p



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Posted 17 April 2019 - 01:41 AM

https://www.gundamki...lease-info.html

 

https://www.gundamki...s-type-for.html

 

https://www.gundamki...se-release.html

 

https://www.gundamki...undam-tr-6.html


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Posted 17 April 2019 - 09:00 AM

On one hand, yay the F-90 is getting a modern MG level kit!

 

On the other hand P-Bandai and the mission pack is separate, so this will be a pricey purchase.

 

I am still thinking of getting it, I always liked the F-90.  It's original kit was actually very nice for the time period, so I want to see what an updated modern version with the MG bells and whistles, will be like.



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Posted 17 April 2019 - 07:36 PM

I have been meaning to comment on Gundam Build Divers since I finished it, but kept making lazy excuses to procrastinate...

 

It is one of my favorite Gundams in years.  I think it makes a lot more sense and is a lot more interesting than how they worked in Gundam Build Fighters.  Story was a bit hammy, but it was fun because it did not have to be very serious, and much was more day to day stuff.  I would have preferred them using the Burning Gundam as a base, as that is still my favorite, but they was already done with GBF, and 00 is another of my favorites, so it was still cool.

 

Now for a few more comments on the show:

 

I find it humorous thinking in our world's modern vocal view: the Gundams are basically physical DLC, and I can imagine some would go all out against it (look at some of the comments on Amiibos, Starlink, Skylanders, etc.), plus, I can imagine people could make some really good money if they are great model builders (we have a few on our own forums).

 

It is the first Gundam (and one of the few anime) where I understand both sides at the end and could actually see myself siding with either.  It is very easy and common to be able to understand both sides, but be fundamentally or vehemently opposed to one (like in politics...).

 

Spoiler

 

I also loved how the used the real world mall, store and Gundam Unicorn statue as their main base.  I have only been to the trailer Gundam Base shop right outside the statue (due to timing constraints), but if I ever go again, I will definitely go inside the main store.


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#12530 Ironbite

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 08:07 PM

I honestly think they could do a Gundam MMO in the style of Divers if they wanted to.  All you have to do is either have people scan in the UPC of whatever model kits they buy and/or have a digital eshop to do the same thing.  And, if people want to do completely custom builds like they do in the show, let 'em but use some sort of point buy in order to keep builds reasonable.

 

Ironbite-ahhh but we can dream.


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#12531 HomelessOne

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 11:22 AM

P-Bandai strikes!

 

https://www.gundamki...nac-rashid.html

 

https://www.gundamki...uda-custom.html

 

https://www.gundamki...rps-set-of.html


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Posted 20 April 2019 - 02:32 AM

...It's getting really ironic that the variations of suits from what is essentially 'G1' Gundam in many places outside Japan are also the ones that are harder/more expensive to get outside Japan. :wtf


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Posted 21 April 2019 - 09:12 PM


"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud." ~Coco Chanel

 

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~Dr. Seuss


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Posted 22 April 2019 - 05:07 AM

Painting in the GM head's visor and cameras is tempting me a bit to grab the Silhouette Booster once it comes out and another RX-78-2 set so I can make a GM. :wtf Fortunately, that idea's offset by the Ground Gundam having a canonical GM head swap. :p

 

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Also, I'm considering trying out one of the upcoming revamped LBX kits... but if you think about it, given their similar squat proportions and the compatibility the frame offers, the SDCS line may as well be 'LBX, but with Gundam'. :D

 

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 05:59 PM

https://www.gundamki...rl-gihrens.html

 

Ha


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Posted Yesterday, 02:14 AM

https://www.gundamki...lease-info.html

 

RG Nu Gundam photos and details


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#12537 Monocle

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Posted Yesterday, 08:21 AM

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RG Nu Gundam photos and details

 

Looks nifty enough.  The Nu being a larger MS should be a benefit in its favor for building it too.  Fewer easy to loose tiny parts.


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