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@  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.

@  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.


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The G.I. Joe Thread


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#2941 Dake

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:09 AM

To each their own. The Tread Ripper was designed as the HISS Scout, so it was tweaked to look like the vehicle from the film. That being said it follows in the fine tradition of most Joe vehicles of being highly impractical and fairly dangerous for its operators - if nothing else, at least it has a roll cage and not just an open cockpit like the Scout. It's more practical than the Armadillo for example. Comparing it to the Mole Pod is just mean. icon-waspy.gif


 
 
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#2942 Betty Nor

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 12:50 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jun 29 2013, 06:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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.

Yeah, but most of the time clearance means that DPCI isn't going to be carried anymore.

So unless Joes are coming in under a new DPCI, which they might if they're getting new packaging/branding, it would seem it's possible they're not sticking around at Target for much longer.

Edited by Betty Nor, 30 June 2013 - 12:52 PM.


#2943 Detour

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:28 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jun 30 2013, 09:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
To each their own. The Tread Ripper was designed as the HISS Scout, so it was tweaked to look like the vehicle from the film. That being said it follows in the fine tradition of most Joe vehicles of being highly impractical and fairly dangerous for its operators - if nothing else, at least it has a roll cage and not just an open cockpit like the Scout. It's more practical than the Armadillo for example. Comparing it to the Mole Pod is just mean. icon-waspy.gif

Eh, it's all just fun.
GI Joe isn't the main military, I see them handling these somewhat riskier, yet faster, more specialized and more expensive vehicles because they're the best.
Who wants to see Steeler sit in the commander chair of a plain Abrams when he could be tearing through Cobra platoons on the Tread Ripper?

And really? I like the mole pod! It's a great vehicle that fits its purpose perfectly! I have all three versions.

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 01 July 2013 - 10:01 AM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jun 30 2013, 09:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That being said it follows in the fine tradition of most Joe vehicles of being highly impractical and fairly dangerous for its operators

This right here is where I stand on it. GI Joe is military fantasy, and this looks like the sort of thing I'd expect to (and technically did!) see in a military fantasy film. It's actually rather tame compared to some of the crazy stuff the Joes have tooled around in over the years, and... *glances at the Cobra motor pool* I'll stop before I start taking cheap shots.

Amusingly, in the Club comics, Low-Light saw the original HISS Scouts and cheerfully commented on how "those open cockpits are a sniper's dream". While clearly coincidence, it's still pretty amusing and fitting that the first thing the Joes do when they get their hands on the design is add a roll cage. icon-fire.gif

It's a fun little toy. Nothing amazing, but I don't regret the purchase.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:19 AM

Exactly, I like the Tread Ripper myself. I would rather it kept the moving tracks from the HISS Scout, but the molded ones are what makes it look closer to the movie vehicle.
 
 
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#2946 MightyMegs

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 04:38 PM

I tried to add red to my modern Televiper, to make him more 'viperish'... but I dunno. Red, or classic purple accents?



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 05:37 PM

Classic purple is nice for nostalgia's sake, but I gotta say that after seeing the red and it's actual-viper-like quality, I'm going with red.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 02:22 AM

QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Jun 29 2013, 11:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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

All this and yet you couldn't warn me about how the driver area was retooled to be a lot less roomy?
Fitting my bulky Steeler in there has been a herculean task... Might have to give this one to Cover Girl when I get her finished and wait for something else for Steeler....

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 03 July 2013 - 03:26 PM

Earlier today USA aired an old episode of NCIS entitled "Identity Crisis".


The corpse of the week was an ex-con operating under the name "Marvin Hinton". He had agreed to work undercover for the FBI in exchange for a new lease on life, and his point of contact was an agent named "Courtney Kreiger".


I had to point this one out to my mom, who totally missed it.

#2950 Dr Syn

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:35 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 3 2013, 02:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Jun 29 2013, 11:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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

All this and yet you couldn't warn me about how the driver area was retooled to be a lot less roomy?
Fitting my bulky Steeler in there has been a herculean task... Might have to give this one to Cover Girl when I get her finished and wait for something else for Steeler....



I... don't know what your Steeler looks like.
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#2951 Detour

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:37 PM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Jul 3 2013, 04:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Earlier today USA aired an old episode of NCIS entitled "Identity Crisis".


The corpse of the week was an ex-con operating under the name "Marvin Hinton". He had agreed to work undercover for the FBI in exchange for a new lease on life, and his point of contact was an agent named "Courtney Kreiger".


I had to point this one out to my mom, who totally missed it.


And yet you missed Robert Graves, Shannon O'Hara and Carl Greer.


QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Jul 3 2013, 04:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I... don't know what your Steeler looks like.



But really it was more about the limited figure space compared to the HISS Scout, than about my figure proper.

Edited by Detour, 03 July 2013 - 03:50 PM.

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.

 


#2952 Fortress Ironhold

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:48 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 3 2013, 03:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And yet you missed Robert Graves, Shannon O'Hara and Carl Greer.


I was in and out of the room, so I probably did miss those.

#2953 Dr Syn

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:58 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 3 2013, 03:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Jul 3 2013, 04:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Earlier today USA aired an old episode of NCIS entitled "Identity Crisis".


The corpse of the week was an ex-con operating under the name "Marvin Hinton". He had agreed to work undercover for the FBI in exchange for a new lease on life, and his point of contact was an agent named "Courtney Kreiger".


I had to point this one out to my mom, who totally missed it.


And yet you missed Robert Graves, Shannon O'Hara and Carl Greer.


QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Jul 3 2013, 04:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I... don't know what your Steeler looks like.



But really it was more about the limited figure space compared to the HISS Scout, than about my figure proper.


That's a good Steeler. I didn't know about the space reduction compared to the HiSS Scout (haven't got one yet/ever).


MightyMegs, I'd go with the knee pads, holster, pouches and arm guards matching the dark purple on the vest.
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#2954 Detour

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:05 PM

QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Jul 3 2013, 04:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's a good Steeler. I didn't know about the space reduction compared to the HiSS Scout (haven't got one yet/ever).

http://www.yojoe.com.../3047/30619.jpg
http://www.yojoe.com.../3574/39080.jpg
They filled in a large segment of the driver's area, in the back.

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.

 


#2955 MightyMegs

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:13 PM

QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Jul 3 2013, 04:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
MightyMegs, I'd go with the knee pads, holster, pouches and arm guards matching the dark purple on the vest.

I didn't do the kneepads... but here he is in purple. Better than red? And should I paint the vest the lighter purple?


Edited by MightyMegs, 03 July 2013 - 06:14 PM.


#2956 Dr Syn

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:24 PM

QUOTE(MightyMegs @ Jul 3 2013, 06:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Jul 3 2013, 04:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
MightyMegs, I'd go with the knee pads, holster, pouches and arm guards matching the dark purple on the vest.

I didn't do the kneepads... but here he is in purple. Better than red? And should I paint the vest the lighter purple?




If anything just paint the lighter purple to match the vest, or leave as is. It works for me.
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#2957 Detour

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:27 PM

I think if the kneepads and boots were painted the same deep purple as the vest, it'd be a solid look.

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.

 


#2958 Detour

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:35 PM

Decided to improve upon the POC HISS Driver by removing the ill-fitting armor and painting the sculpted armor beneath:


The belt is a placeholder borrowed from a Captain America figure, until I can find something else that fits this surprisingly narrow waist.

And in honor of Big Brawler Day, here's my Big Brawler custom. The head was too perfect.


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.

 


#2959 Detour

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 02:30 AM

Sorry for tripleposting... but viperskingdom has the SDCC exclusive figures up for auction on ebay!

http://www.ebay.ca/i...=item5af2d296c3
http://www.ebay.ca/i...=item5af2d2a7b2
http://www.ebay.ca/i...=item5af2d2ab6d
http://www.ebay.ca/i...=item3f26c8321c
http://www.ebay.ca/i...=item53fac8276a

I don't really care much for non-transforming Joe vehicles colored like TFs, but those figures are just splendid!

Edited by Detour, 04 July 2013 - 05:30 AM.

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 04 July 2013 - 07:02 AM

I'll have to keep an eye on Baroness and Ravage. Those are the only parts of the set that I'm really interested in.



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