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@  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.

@  Rycochet : (17 June 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Wouldn't Mario be the one spun off from the Donkey Kong franchise, given that Kong was first?

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2019 - 05:19 AM)

I would count Wario and Yoshi, but not DK (might be because I wasn't even aware DK was spun off from the Mario franchise until I was in my mid-20s, but whatever)

@  unluckiness : (17 June 2019 - 04:13 AM)

But to be fair, Corrin is the only one I particularly dislike and it's really more boredom due to their blandness as characters

@  unluckiness : (17 June 2019 - 04:09 AM)

It would depend on whether or not you count DK, Wario and Yoshi as part of the Mario franchise or separate. Scratch that, there are more Mario characters even with just the mushroom symbol people but it's a close call.

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2019 - 02:55 AM)

You'd figure Fire Emblem would have enough characters in Smash. Kinda feels like there's more FE characters than Mario characters.

@  unluckiness : (16 June 2019 - 01:20 AM)

And for hug's sake, I hope that the new Fire Emblem's PC isn't one of the DLC

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 June 2019 - 04:11 PM)

Smash Bros could never touch a new franchise again, and I'd still have laundry lists of side characters and villains I'd love to see included.

@  unluckiness : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

DINNER

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

cuz i wanna fight a boat

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:35 AM)

if we must have another zelda character, id want the king of red lion

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 10:38 PM)

I would unironically love Tingle in Smash.

@  Paladin : (14 June 2019 - 02:06 PM)

they HAVE to put Travis Touchdown in at some point now, right???

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 June 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Right after Shaq.

@  Locoman : (14 June 2019 - 12:36 PM)

When will we get Bluster Kong in Smash?

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 08:20 AM)

The last three DLC characters are Tingle, Charles Barkley and L Tetris block with Reverse L Tetris block as an Echo fighter.

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Pipe dream Smash entry: The Prince from the Katamari series. :D

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 06:35 AM)

The space/time around them gets frozen too! ....or something.

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 06:01 AM)

I still want to find out how freezing people suspends them in midair

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 June 2019 - 02:45 AM)

We really need Subzero or Scorpion in Smash. Violence aside, they are pretty big gaming icons as well.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 08:18 PM)

Given Nintendo's relationship with Tecmo, I'm still waiting for Ryu Hyabusa

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 June 2019 - 07:19 PM)

I'm still waiting for Doomguy.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I just started watching High School DxD (don't judge me...) and I caught on the Nintendo Treehouse some request Rias for Smash lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 June 2019 - 11:25 AM)

I have having to watch a video to find out why someone wanted me to watch the video

@  Nevermore : (11 June 2019 - 04:58 PM)

I remember when the TPB for The Dark Age 2 was delayed for an entire year...

@  Trpodeca : (11 June 2019 - 03:55 AM)

I just wish they'd release the Astro City paperback trades.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:31 AM)

As an open-minded heterosexual, I wouldn't mind seeing more of that.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:29 AM)

Currently in the process of re-reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City. Big props for the issue featuring the "Dancing Master" and its portrayal of non-stereotypical gay characters.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 June 2019 - 05:25 AM)

Don't phone charges often contain special rapid charge circuitry, though? The voltage might be higher too, given the selfie stick probably has a very basic battery.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 June 2019 - 11:28 PM)

Glad to be of assistance!

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 10:32 PM)

*checks selfie stick and phone charger* huh. perfect fit. thanks!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 June 2019 - 09:58 PM)

I would use the USB-to-AC adapter that came with my iPhone, though I gather you must have a different brand of cell phone.

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:42 PM)

In that case a generic adapter is probably your best bet, then. Keep in mind a lot of hotels now have plain USB outlets in rooms too, though; but I guess that's not guaranteed

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 05:31 PM)

yeah, i just need something small to plug into the wall. im not sure im taking my laptop on my trip later this year and i want a way to charge my stuff

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:04 PM)

They also have wall outlets with built-in USB in addition to the two regular plugs; I installed those around my place so I have USB ports everywhere

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:02 PM)

You might be able to get a generic adapter to use with it at Radio Shack if you know the appropriate voltages or whatever

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:01 PM)

It came with a USB cable with no AC adapter? A lot of lower priced electronics do that, presumably assuming that USB is pretty ubiquitous


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#5481 Luke

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 11:52 AM

Beast Wars is an excellent example of "reinventing" without tossing out everything that preceded it. Transforming robots? Check. Cybertron? Check. Energon as fuel? Check. Earth disguises? Check. Autobots and Decepticons? Check (more or less). Optimus and Megatron? Check. Stranded after their ships crashed? Check again. In addition, both the pack-in minicomic and the TV series kept the previous G1 backstory.

Thing is, even with all the holdover elements you mentioned there are lots of G1 fans out there who refused to see the BW cartoon as anything more than In Name Only until the Ark showed up. Conversely, there are BW fans for whom the G1 connection is meaningless and it actively annoys them that the incarnations keep getting folded together. Despite fears to the contrary though, neither incarnation is getting forgotten and it will likely never happen.

 

By the same token, I'm sure there a lot of 12" Joe fans saw (and some probably still see) ARAH as a pretender to "their" Joe. For decades the Adventure Team was dormant, but now it's a vital part of several ARAH continuities. Somewhere out there are fans who are annoyed by that (regardless of that being the only fiction it's had in decades), but it's given them new exposure and lots of new fans (I'm one!). ARAH is vastly more popular and influential to the brand (sorry, but it's true), so even if it goes away it won't take nearly the same amount of time to come back.

 

All I'm saying is that this has happened before, no segment of the brand has been completely forgotten, and ARAH is such a large and successful part of the brand that it's going to keep coming back for more. Even if it goes away for a little bit so a new Joe can gain traction, it won't stay gone for long.I'm not saying we HAVE to let go of "our" Joe to revitalize the brand, but there's no need to desperately cling to it either.


Edited by Lukeblast, 14 January 2015 - 11:55 AM.


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 12:51 PM



Extreme was the only Joe continuity that had basically no ties to RAH (and the Sgt. Savage connection makes even that claim disputable) and it didn't last long.

Extreme is a good example of how the toys themselves are more important than the fiction, since the fiction for Extreme was actually pretty good, but the toys were awful and tried too hard to be like everything else on the shelves (mostly Spawn and other 5POA Superhero figures at the time), with the end result getting lost in the crowd.


Edited by Spark, 14 January 2015 - 12:51 PM.

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 01:41 PM

My only complaint about Extreme* is that no one (Hasbro or Club) has tried to do any of the Joe characters at the 4" scale, where (by Joe standards) the designs are reasonably unique. At a 5-inch scale in the 90s all the figures have shoulderpads and grimaces and weird hairdos and laser pistols with extended clips (because reasons), but that stuff hasn't been that common in the last decade or so of GI Joe, which is in large part due to the Modern style trying to recreate the 80s Joes (which, again, lacked many of those things).

 

Even for SKAR all that we have is Iron Klaw, which actually disregards many of the character's design elements to give us a black Destro body in black again. I love it for existing, but yawn.

 

Admittedly, there's a relative interest factor involved. I don't begrudge anyone for catering to ARAH and I won't even begin to pretend there's a market out there for a Joecon set or the roll call, but something like Ballistic or Mayday would be different from ARAH and easy enough to do as a one-off.

 

 

 

*Okay, I also have a complaint about the lack of a DVD release, but one thing at a time.


Edited by Lukeblast, 14 January 2015 - 01:41 PM.


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 02:06 PM

I say just let the line die short of the Club exclusives (which can probably only go on for so long with a dormant line).

 

It's probably time the series becomes any other toy line that's died off and never returned.


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 03:02 PM

Snow Job has sniping skills? Really? Wow, didn't know that. That makes him cooler to me, despite his still silly name, haha. Lowlight, that makes sense.

No idea who Blackout is.


According to Snow Job's 1983 file card, he was an Olympic athlete at one point, his sport being the biathlon. This would actually make him one of the better shots on the team.

Action Force treated Sci-Fi like a sniper, and so a case could be made for him being one as well.

Scarlet's 1982/3 file card has her as a graduate of the Marine Corps sniper training school, so we have her as well.

That gives the Joes Scarlet, Snow Job, Stalker, Low-Light, Sci-Fi, and Crosshairs as dedicated snipers.

We could also hypothetically count Roadblock by virtue of his being a .50 machine gun operator. The Browning M2 .50 was - believe it or not - one of the first weapons adopted by the Marines after they got serious about having a sniper corps during Vietnam. Carlos Hathcock used to man one during his time as a grunt and as a military policeman, and in the process discovered that if a person manually manipulated the butterfly valve on the weapon they could use it as a single-shot sniping piece; when used in this fashion, the Ma Deuce had a longer maximum effective range than some of the dedicated sharp-shooting rifles the USMC had at the time. (Wiki has more info on the matter.) One biography I read had it that this was how Hathcock and his CO convinced the USMC to begin deploying snipers with regular units: if a sniper had an M2, then they could be both a sniper and a machine gunner. One would think that a man as smart as Roadblock would know about this.

As far as Blackout goes, he came in during the later years of the Joe vs. Cobra line in the early 2000s. The story was that he and the Joes Bombshell & Barrel Roll were siblings, but that at some point Blackout turned.

Edited by Fortress Ironhold, 14 January 2015 - 03:04 PM.


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 03:33 PM

Is anyone here doing the FSS? I just couldn't justify the cost this year with the Night Force repaints.



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Posted 14 January 2015 - 07:55 PM

Not the whole FSS, but I preordered a handful off BBTS. Probably a better bargain than paying for Canadian club membership (which I ended up getting for Xmas this year anyway, but way too late for the FSS), FSS sub prices AND Club shipping prices to Canada...

 

Course I missed out on the NF boxset so I had to at least get Hit&Run and Muskrat.


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 09:08 PM

Not the whole FSS, but I preordered a handful off BBTS. Probably a better bargain than paying for Canadian club membership (which I ended up getting for Xmas this year anyway, but way too late for the FSS), FSS sub prices AND Club shipping prices to Canada...

 

Course I missed out on the NF boxset so I had to at least get Hit&Run and Muskrat.

 

Pretty much what I'm doing, maybe shell out later for a Crimson Guard Immortal if I'm lucky/crazy.

 

 

I don't mind if they keep doing stuff like last years 50th, just give it a better qc. But I'm the sort who doesn't mind having the Cobra Shocktrooper body be reused in any colour or with the Snake-Eyes legs. 


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 06:13 PM

I wouldn't object to snagging Bombstrike sometime in the future, but odds are she'll be the priciest one to get on the secondary market.


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 06:39 PM

I honestly could not remember if I'd signed up for the third FSS or not, because I've uncharacteristically cleaned out my inbox of all emails relating to the subject.

 

Then, boom, they're on my doorstep today, so that answers that.


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Posted 18 January 2015 - 03:51 AM

I posted a different picture of this guy in the transformers pictures thread, but I felt he belonged here too. No modding, that cobra head snaps right on, no problems whatsoever and fits during transformation.

 

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Does anyone know if all of cobrastickers.com's stickers have a solid white undercoat, or are some clear like the original hasbro ones? I've ordered from them before an they weren't see-through, but I don't know if all of theirs are like that.

 

EDIT: Because naturally I would prefer the ones with the white undercoat, so I can cover up his large hood Autobot symbol without having to remove it, because, I'm not doing that.


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Posted 19 January 2015 - 11:20 AM

Skipping Toyfair in favor of Joecon pretty much assures they have no faith in the line moving beyond the "core fans" at this point.
 
Which is both sad and horrible for the brand.


What I don't get. Is that the modern figures are so much better than when that Street fighter toyline was done. The whole gijoe brand could easily make toys of characters in action movies etc. and probably sell really well in a cross promotional sort of way.

I find it to be kind of weird. The toy design stage their in today wouldn't make it look as bad as it did back then. Where the gijoe street fighter toy line looked pretty cheesy, Now Joe figures tend to look very realistic. I'm sure there are many celebrities that they could do figures of in a cross promotion sort of thing.

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 01:45 PM

But that comes back to the same issue addressed EVERY time someone proposes a "cross promotion", be it movies or Transformers:

In doing those, you are diluting the strength of the GI Joe brand.  If Hasbro did that, it wouldn't be "GI Joe presents Die Hard's John McClane", it would be

GI Joe presents

DIE HARD

John McClane action figure

 

And that ignores that when people say "action movie characters" they tend to refer to R-rated actions films from 20-30 years ago which have no meaningful value in marketing to kids TODAY.  Nor does it address likeness and licensing costs which, for a brand like GI Joe, makes no financial sense.

 

The last thing Hasbro likely wants is to further add MORE cost to a brand barely able to stay on shelves to begin with concepts that do nothing to sell it to kids.  They already have the adult collectors (those who bother to buy, anyway).  This idea does nothing more than appeal to a group already likely buying the line, or wouldn't constitute a significant sales gain if they did buy into GI Joe.



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Posted 19 January 2015 - 04:49 PM

GI Joe collector's club is having a winter sale. Just snapped up a FSS Cover Girl for $3 with shipping. Made my freaking afternoon (particularly after spending $3,900 on my daughter's braces).



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Posted 19 January 2015 - 06:56 PM

....3$? Did they misprice her as a back issue of the mag???


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 19 January 2015 - 08:19 PM

Gah! My bad. $43 with shipping.

 

Although $3 would have been a better deal, wouldn't it.



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Posted 19 January 2015 - 10:26 PM

HAHAHA! I was going to ask you to buy a few extras and I give you ten for one! :D


 
 
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Posted 19 January 2015 - 11:12 PM

Speaking of back issues, would that October '14 issue have anything interesting for a fan of "Community"?

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 07:47 AM

Maybe? It does fill nearly the entire issue. Most of it is about the character design and the custom toy work (for the commercials). A lot of the text is not particularly about the show itself, if you were hoping for any input from the actors or something. However, there are nice clean images of the control art for every(?) character.

 

Personally, I didn't find it terribly interesting. The episode itself was okay, but I think a lot of the fans glommed onto it because they're desperate for anything right now, and the mag seemed really after-the-fact when no one really cared anymore. I actually rolled my eyes when I opened the envelope.


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Posted 20 January 2015 - 12:50 PM

The episode itself was okay, but I think a lot of the fans glommed onto it because they're desperate for anything right now,

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(same reason why they latch onto any shitty Robot Chicken sketch that involves GI Joe)


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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