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@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  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.


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#1281 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:44 PM

I considered army-building Red Fang at one point, but he was already out of stores (it was a complete fluke I found even one; at a Walmart in Vegas, of all places) and a little too pricey online.

But at the same time, the ROC Shockblast/Night Creeper 2-pack was hitting Ross for, like, $4 or whatever, so I just made Red Fang the leader of a bunch of Night Creepers and used the Shockblasts to make lazy rank-and-file-Joe customs.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:15 PM

I found loads and loads of Red Fangs at a local Ross and decided that for $4, I might as well buy one. He's just sort of decent as he is, but it annoys me to this day that he's just the entire Neo Viper body with a different head stuck on. Plus I hate movie Storm Shadow's dinky swords.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:34 PM

Went on a parts hunt for Joecustom's #50, found SF to be 90% clear of Joes, aside from a 30th cache at a hardware store, one Target, and TRU. Hell, Shopko is cleared... if they even had any to begin with that is.

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#1284 Detour

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:28 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Aug 3 2012, 10:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I found loads and loads of Red Fangs at a local Ross and decided that for $4, I might as well buy one. He's just sort of decent as he is, but it annoys me to this day that he's just the entire Neo Viper body with a different head stuck on. Plus I hate movie Storm Shadow's dinky swords.

I really don't get the hatred for the Neo-Viper body. I think it's a fine body base.

I get what you're saying about the swords, though. But personally I'm just really happy to have ninja swords that STAY in a figure's hands.

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 August 2012 - 12:17 AM


They are pretty neat. They were pretty easy to find, too, so I have a couple.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:31 AM

Review of the SDCC Jinx figures...

Packaging is pretty standard 25th style in a clamshell packaging. Nothing really to say here. The use of "Kim Arashikage" annoys the heck out of me... I know the reason for it, but in terms of silly workarounds, using the "file name" just takes all the fun out of things for me. It loses all the depth and mystique of the fiction and gives me a lady going to a costume party.

The back is different for each, which is an unexpected and nice touch. I found it disappointing that the file card doesn't explicitly mention her relation to Storm Shadow (they're cousins), as that was a major part of her character in the Marvel Comic.

The red suit is functional and... well, that's about it really. Once you appreciate the folds and lay of the "fabric", there's not a lot of additional detail. There are a few black highlights in the obvious and expected places and the dragon on the left shoulder carried over from the original figure. She doesn't have the footwear or nail polish of the original. The outfit is more in line with the traditional gi, which has resulted in a rather low neckline. To be honest, this is probably the only part of the figure I don't like, simply because I think it looks awkward to have a fully wrapped head with an exposed neck.

Jinx comes with a stand, her signature staff, two swords, and a sheath. Not a big kit, but it matches her original gear pretty well. Everything fits nicely in her hands. I've had some trouble with the stands though; it seems the holes in her feet may be a bit too shallow. It may not be apparent in the pics, but both figures have one sword blade painted mostly black. I'm unsure of the significance, if any.

The variant Jinx is in a white gi with a grey dragon motif on one arm and leg and red highlights. It's a very simple look that at once ties her to Storm Shadow yet is also immediately unique to her. The head is a very good sculpt with the hair tied back to minimize interference with her sheath. I don't find it has quite the range of movement I'd like, but it's a minor thing that only affects a few poses I tried.

This version comes with a kusari-gama instead of the staff, and I have to say I'm not pleased with the substitution. It's a thick weapon and she can't hold it very well. In fact, I'd say the hands are an issue with this figure in general; they are sculpted at an angle and pose that limit the way she can hold things. I'm generally not one to complain about articulation in "modern era" Joe figures... I appreciate all the cool poses, but I don't need every character to have double knees and rocker ankles (or even ankles at all). However, when a character is given those benefits and then has other parts limited in any way, it's very apparent and annoying.

Overall I like both versions of the figure. With other versions in the Retaliation line (eventually) and the GI Joe Club Figure Subscription Service (again, eventually), she makes for a nice SDCC exclusive without being the only way a fan can ever get the character. They are both well-done and simple without being lacking, with the variant being nice yet not something a collection is incomplete without.

#1287 Detour

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:42 PM

QUOTE(Moroboshi @ Aug 4 2012, 01:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

They are pretty neat. They were pretty easy to find, too, so I have a couple.

Lucky.

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 August 2012 - 02:57 PM

QUOTE(ChessPieceFace @ Jul 9 2012, 04:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hell, the Zombie Viper has already come and gone, and it was hard to find? That's the only GI Joe figure I've wanted since the Matt Trakker homage... but I'm not really excited about paying eBay prices for a rare-ish figure.

Found a nice batch of the wave at TRU this morning! I didn't figure I'd get that lucky. The techno-viper looked cool, but I decided to just pick up one of the zombies. I don't need to start a GI Joe collection here. :-)

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:12 PM

QUOTE(ChessPieceFace @ Aug 4 2012, 03:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(ChessPieceFace @ Jul 9 2012, 04:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hell, the Zombie Viper has already come and gone, and it was hard to find? That's the only GI Joe figure I've wanted since the Matt Trakker homage... but I'm not really excited about paying eBay prices for a rare-ish figure.

Found a nice batch of the wave at TRU this morning! I didn't figure I'd get that lucky. The techno-viper looked cool, but I decided to just pick up one of the zombies. I don't need to start a GI Joe collection here. :-)



My TRu got in the old Alley Viper wave this week. I searched everywhere for that damn AV when he was new.


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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:05 PM

The Red Fang ninja is all right. Love the goggles he gets (from the comic pack firefly aren't they?) plus those swords are really sold with good hilts to grip.


However the head makes for a great easy custom fodder, be it for spicing up your various Cobra troopers or on to the Dr Rex bodies for instant Cobra Science!!!!
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:20 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Aug 3 2012, 11:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Spark @ Aug 3 2012, 10:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I found loads and loads of Red Fangs at a local Ross and decided that for $4, I might as well buy one. He's just sort of decent as he is, but it annoys me to this day that he's just the entire Neo Viper body with a different head stuck on. Plus I hate movie Storm Shadow's dinky swords.

I really don't get the hatred for the Neo-Viper body. I think it's a fine body base.

I just really don't like that body when used for a ninja, since it's doesn't exactly say anything like "stealth" or "speed".

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I get what you're saying about the swords, though. But personally I'm just really happy to have ninja swords that STAY in a figure's hands.

They would've been nicer if they'd had longer, not quite so chunky blades.
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#1292 Moroboshi

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:22 PM

I've been having a lot of fun with the Pit lately! I wish we'd get another big play set designed for modern figures at some point.



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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:26 AM

The Pit pretty much guaranteed we won't be getting another playset thing for years to come unless it's at SDCC or something. They should've started with that submarine concept instead.
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#1294 Betty Nor

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:01 AM

The Pit works well when you use it like you did for your pictures - narrow, confined images. When viewed as a whole, it looks like a hot mess.

I got mine at 50% off, and it was worth it... sort of. I would have preferred a more structure-oriented look instead of the goofy transformer that tried too hard.

It doesn't speak well when the bases of yester-year are better than one developed with all-new tooling from the ground up.

So yeah. I don't expect to see a new base anytime soon at all. Hasbro seems to view bases/playsets in general as anathema - hence why we can't get a new Metroplex, and the closest thing we get is a "stand-up-to-transform" Optimus Prime.

Edited by Betty Nor, 05 August 2012 - 09:02 AM.


#1295 Detour

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:49 AM

The interesting part is that Dynamo, the guys behind Sigma Six and Xevoz, did work on that.

They posted control art on their website. It looked considerably more proportional to the figures in it. Not to mention each section "feels" more complete:
http://www.dynamodev...arters-playset/

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 05 August 2012 - 11:07 AM

Yeah, it's pretty unfair to use the Pitt as justification for "playsets don't sell' as it is soooo much lamer than any of the 80s bases. It's really bad, incomplete and unfun compaired to any of them.


-ZacWilliam really wants to argue with Hasbro over Metroplex and co too as I think there are a number of factors that will make them always work beyond their being playsets... Primarily ALSO being a super powerful action figure on their own AND coming with smaller figures included that use their base mode.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:28 AM

They seem to have found a comfortable middle ground with Star Wars big vehicles/playsets and they tried to apply that to the PIT, the problem being the "vehicle" was an unrecognizable motor home.
 
 
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:48 AM

Since the SDCC Marvel Helicarrier sold, that may be a viable option for Joe bases in the future, but the regular store shelves definitely won't tolerate them anymore. I think it's fair to say that anything over $20 in the vehicle department isn't going to sell much at all.
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#1299 Betty Nor

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:07 PM

Meh, I really don't need Hasbro to make a new Joe base. I bought those playsets that came out from the World Heroes or whatever line (the bombed out desert building & the generic military building), and those work just fine for me.

Until I get a domicile that will allow for ginormous dioramas, I'm content to avoid anymore space-sucking structures.

#1300 Detour

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:57 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Aug 5 2012, 12:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, it's pretty unfair to use the Pitt as justification for "playsets don't sell' as it is soooo much lamer than any of the 80s bases. It's really bad, incomplete and unfun compaired to any of them.

80s AND 90s. Love the 1990's Joe HQ.

QUOTE(Dake @ Aug 5 2012, 12:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They seem to have found a comfortable middle ground with Star Wars big vehicles/playsets and they tried to apply that to the PIT, the problem being the "vehicle" was an unrecognizable motor home.

The control art made it feel more "whole" but it looks like they made it smaller and neutered a lot of the features to seller it at a lower pricepoint.

QUOTE(Spark @ Aug 5 2012, 12:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Since the SDCC Marvel Helicarrier sold, that may be a viable option for Joe bases in the future, but the regular store shelves definitely won't tolerate them anymore. I think it's fair to say that anything over $20 in the vehicle department isn't going to sell much at all.

What's the difference between the SDCC Helicarrier and the retail one?

QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Aug 5 2012, 01:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Meh, I really don't need Hasbro to make a new Joe base. I bought those playsets that came out from the World Heroes or whatever line (the bombed out desert building & the generic military building), and those work just fine for me.

Until I get a domicile that will allow for ginormous dioramas, I'm content to avoid anymore space-sucking structures.

World Peacekeepers.
And yeah, those sets definitely offer a lot of possibilities at a much more acceptable scale. A nice two-level facade with some good interiors on the other side....

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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