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@  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.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2019 - 08:35 PM)

But that's not you doing something, that's something being done to you.

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:28 PM)

Unless a meteor crashes down on your bed while you're in it.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2019 - 07:08 PM)

I've been trying for the last few hours to find an argument to counter this... and I can't do it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2019 - 03:32 PM)

The most dangerous thing you can do is get out of bed in the morning. Everything else that happens is a consequence of that one terrible, terrible decision.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2019 - 03:28 PM)

Driving, by itself, is dangerous. Anything done to compromise the concentration of the pilot just makes things worse.

@  Benbot : (25 November 2019 - 12:46 PM)

Actually, I think you could make a reasonable argument for saying driving with glasses is dangerous. That is, more dangerous than driving with contacts or perfect vision. You have poor peripheral vision with glasses.


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#2921 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 02:04 PM

Speaking of, what is "NYCC Lady Jaye"?

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#2922 MightyMegs

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 02:12 PM

QUOTE(Sean Whitmore @ Jun 26 2013, 03:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Speaking of, what is "NYCC Lady Jaye"?

It's the movie Lady Jaye that's out now... she was originally going to be a show exclusive (hence the bonus weapons).

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:38 PM

Not preordering that whole chunk just to get a Night Viper. Geez.
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#2924 Steevy Maximus

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:30 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Jun 26 2013, 03:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not preordering that whole chunk just to get a Night Viper. Geez.

Same, and the Night Viper is higher on my list than the Crimson Guard or Data Viper.

Guess I'll roll the dice on retail.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:37 PM

QUOTE(Steevy Maximus @ Jun 26 2013, 07:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Spark @ Jun 26 2013, 03:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not preordering that whole chunk just to get a Night Viper. Geez.

Same, and the Night Viper is higher on my list than the Crimson Guard or Data Viper.

Guess I'll roll the dice on retail.


I'm in the opposite boat.

I *want* most of the figures in that assortment, but my Half.com store has been operating below par and so I've had to scale back my collecting budget to compensate; there's no way I can fit a full case into my budget.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:34 PM

QUOTE(Steevy Maximus @ Jun 26 2013, 08:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Spark @ Jun 26 2013, 03:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not preordering that whole chunk just to get a Night Viper. Geez.

Same, and the Night Viper is higher on my list than the Crimson Guard or Data Viper.

Guess I'll roll the dice on retail.

With USPS raising its shipping costs to Canada, I'm gonna be rolling that dice too...

But Data-Viper's probably the lowest on my army builder list... He's neat, but limited in functionality. I'm getting one, but just one.

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.

 


#2927 Spark

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:15 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jun 26 2013, 09:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Steevy Maximus @ Jun 26 2013, 08:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Spark @ Jun 26 2013, 03:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not preordering that whole chunk just to get a Night Viper. Geez.

Same, and the Night Viper is higher on my list than the Crimson Guard or Data Viper.

Guess I'll roll the dice on retail.

With USPS raising its shipping costs to Canada, I'm gonna be rolling that dice too...

But Data-Viper's probably the lowest on my army builder list... He's neat, but limited in functionality. I'm getting one, but just one.

Speaking as someone who doesn't army build anything, Data Viper's tops on my list and probably the figure I'm most excited for in, like, years. But I have a soft spot for all the '89-'90 Cobras, so I want that Night Viper.
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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:46 AM

I keep going back and forth on the last wave. I'm almost certain we'll never see it in stores and if we do it will be one case worth and then gone. But man, all the repacks aren't even of the good figures. They're still mostly on pegs right now. The only one worth keeping for customs would be the Lady Jaye. I suppose from that perspective I'm saving money by overpaying for the four new figures... screw it preordered the four. Maybe I'll get lucky and see them before BBTS gets them in stock. Worst case scenario I should be able to sell them again if I have to.

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#2929 Steevy Maximus

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 01:34 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jun 26 2013, 08:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But Data-Viper's probably the lowest on my army builder list... He's neat, but limited in functionality. I'm getting one, but just one.

With wave 4 (Ultimate wave), I'm fairly excited/interested in 10 of the 12 figures, so I figured that was a good ratio to justify the expense of a full case purchase. I've been rereading the old GI Joe comics so Kwinn has SOME interest (in that his IS a quality release, though given the option there are about a dozen different things I'd rather take, even an extra CG or CCN or even Data Viper). Budo does NOTHING for me, at all. I think he's a case where hasbro had his tooling done and just dumped him in the assortment (like Kwinn)

QUOTE(Dake @ Jun 27 2013, 11:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I keep going back and forth on the last wave. I'm almost certain we'll never see it in stores and if we do it will be one case worth and then gone. But man, all the repacks aren't even of the good figures. They're still mostly on pegs right now.

But, according to Hisstank, the only thing you can find on shelves are wave 1 figures and the "same old, same old" icon-waspy.gif

I still think a LOT of those people are "seeing what they want to see", not necessarily what's accurately on pegs. Given the naming confusion and all that, I'm very much inclined to say that there were parts of Hasbro's marketing/sales/brand team who didn't realize wave 3 (LJ, etc) saw the kind of saturation it did.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 02:07 PM

I don't really care about Kwinn at all. He looks boring and isn't a particularly compelling character. His only outstanding trait is that he didn't already exist.
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Posted 27 June 2013 - 04:52 PM

QUOTE(Steevy Maximus @ Jun 27 2013, 01:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But, according to Hisstank, the only thing you can find on shelves are wave 1 figures and the "same old, same old" icon-waspy.gif

I still think a LOT of those people are "seeing what they want to see", not necessarily what's accurately on pegs. Given the naming confusion and all that, I'm very much inclined to say that there were parts of Hasbro's marketing/sales/brand team who didn't realize wave 3 (LJ, etc) saw the kind of saturation it did.

Heh yeah - it doesn't help that the Roadblock's are so similar at first glance and really the upcoming "Ultimate" is mostly a more articulated version of what we've had before.

I'm sure it's regional as much as anything else (and there aren't any currently left on the pegs) but there were plenty of Coltons and Jayes to be had initially. But the extra wave 2 SE/SSs aren't going anywhere - as usual.

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#2932 Steevy Maximus

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 07:18 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jun 27 2013, 04:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm sure it's regional as much as anything else (and there aren't any currently left on the pegs) but there were plenty of Coltons and Jayes to be had initially. But the extra wave 2 SE/SSs aren't going anywhere - as usual.

Storm Shadow I'll give you, but around here at least, the wave 2 Snake Eyes was EXTREMELY popular, usually among the first couple figures sold of a case it seems. I actually couldn't find him until the 3rd or so refresh here.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 05:54 AM

I'm mainly into these two waves for Ultimate Roadblock -- prefer this outfit to the Battle Kata one, although I dunno what to do with the chair thingy -- and Jinx. Want to get two or three Jinxes actually, one to keep yellow and one to repaint as Vypra and one I dunno yet. Possibly Data Viper just because he's so unusual, and maybe Blind Master, but even that's a bit iffy since his character in the film wasn't really anything.

The rest... all look good, but I don't really need. Cobra Commander, Storm Shadow, Kwinn... all amazingly done, and I'm glad my passing on them at least means there's theoretically more for those who want them.


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#2934 Detour

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 12:41 AM

I really wish I could find the Tread Ripper, but no luck yet in my area. icon-screamer.gif

Shame, really wanted that for my custom Steeler to drive....

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 29 June 2013 - 04:16 PM

One of my local Target stores has put all Joe stuff on clearance.
Starting to consider pre-ordering that case from BBTS.

#2936 Detour

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 04:19 PM

QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Jun 29 2013, 05:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One of my local Target stores has put all Joe stuff on clearance.
Starting to consider pre-ordering that case from BBTS.

Clearance =/= cancellation.

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 29 June 2013 - 05:17 PM

Target is draconian in their clearancing before resets. Then again - when it comes to this line I am not trusting to retail for the tail end.
 
 
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#2938 Dr Syn

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 09:19 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jun 29 2013, 12:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really wish I could find the Tread Ripper, but no luck yet in my area. icon-screamer.gif

Shame, really wanted that for my custom Steeler to drive....



Do you hate your custom Stealer or something?
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#2939 Detour

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 09:37 PM

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QUOTE(Detour @ Jun 29 2013, 12:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really wish I could find the Tread Ripper, but no luck yet in my area. icon-screamer.gif

Shame, really wanted that for my custom Steeler to drive....



Do you hate your custom Stealer or something?

No, but I love the Tread Ripper's look. Does it have a fundamental flaw I'm unaware of?

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.

 


#2940 Dr Syn

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 10:11 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jun 29 2013, 09:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Jun 29 2013, 10:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Jun 29 2013, 12:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really wish I could find the Tread Ripper, but no luck yet in my area. icon-screamer.gif

Shame, really wanted that for my custom Steeler to drive....



Do you hate your custom Stealer or something?

No, but I love the Tread Ripper's look. Does it have a fundamental flaw I'm unaware of?


This is all my own stupid opinion

It's rather dumb, doesn't look much if anything like the actual vehicle.

The driver sits so far down that if you plug the big gap between the cage canopy (that extends beyond the vehicle's front) he can't see where he's going. The weapons when both are mounted can't rotate 360 any-more since they bash into each other. I'd say it's one of the worst vehicles since the VvsV NEUTRALIZER, the Mole Pod is a better vehicle than this.

It's just a poorly thought out vehicle. I'd say go get a PTE tank or track down a RoC Armored Panther.



It is save-able, if you are prepared to do a ton of scratch building and hours of work

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