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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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Posted 11 February 2015 - 04:09 PM

I've never heard of an olive Blowtorch, but the yellow Croc Master was in the lost wave 6 with Rock Viper and Crazy Legs.


 
 
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Posted 11 February 2015 - 04:27 PM

Wait, Rock Viper's wave wasn't lost.  I saw that thing at TRU and passed on it because it sucked.  Was there another release of Rock Viper that got lost?


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Posted 11 February 2015 - 05:19 PM

I've never heard of an olive Blowtorch, but the yellow Croc Master was in the lost wave 6 with Rock Viper and Crazy Legs.

No, not the yellow one. There was a planned running change to give Blowtorch colors based in preproduction concepts of his original 1984 toy, and Croc Master would get Python Patrol colors, but they never happened.

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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 11 February 2015 - 05:54 PM

Good to see Hasbro sticks to its guns on running changes that stand still, heh.


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Posted 11 February 2015 - 07:08 PM

DePreist (I think) swore up and down that the running change figures had been made too. "I'll look into that" he said. Several years later...

 

Yes, because everyone being the same color worked so well for the RoC line. :D

Yup, all-black was terrible on dozens of figures at retail at one time. In my IG forces though, which have been collected as they trickled out from various sources over the course of 7 years and supplemented with a few customs, this Undertow is going to look boss.

 

 

 

Seriously though, that's not what the toyline has ever really been about and certainly not what the Collector's Club line of figures is supposed to be about. If we wanted something almost right we could kitbash parts.

 

I guess it makes a certain amount of sense though as they're just homaging their earlier Club repaint vs the original figure.

Yup. I might point out that the toyline and Collectors' Club have not been about giving fans the entire ARAH line completely redone in every color and detail that it had before, don't you dare change a thing but you also need to do it better and improve it too.

 

With respect, I think the idea that it's "almost right" or that only the original can be homaged is the fallacy here, not my desire for a little bit more cohesion in a single faction.


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Posted 11 February 2015 - 07:19 PM

My own opinion obviously, but while I get why a guy like Destro would need a private army to protect his assets, the concept of Iron Grenadiers as a third faction in the war just rubs me the wrong way.

 

That being said I always liked the Undertow mold and loved the blue one from 2001. I just don't feel a repainted 50th Eel with some reused vintage pieces works. Granted the Undertow's look was always unorthodox (which is why I loved it) so it'd be hard to pick parts that would work exactly well... but it'd be nice if there was a hint that they at least tried...


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 12 February 2015 - 10:50 AM

Considering the bios at least never painted the Iron Grenadiers as an actual "army" so much as Destro's personal mercenaries/product testers/instigators/telemarketers, I'm a little iffy on the third war faction, too.  I always got the feeling that there were maybe a few hundred of them, tops, which is why they were all considered highly trained and well compensated.


Edited by Spark, 12 February 2015 - 10:50 AM.

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 10:53 AM

My own opinion obviously, but while I get why a guy like Destro would need a private army to protect his assets, the concept of Iron Grenadiers as a third faction in the war just rubs me the wrong way.

 

That being said I always liked the Undertow mold and loved the blue one from 2001. I just don't feel a repainted 50th Eel with some reused vintage pieces works. Granted the Undertow's look was always unorthodox (which is why I loved it) so it'd be hard to pick parts that would work exactly well... but it'd be nice if there was a hint that they at least tried...

I'm not saying there's no discussion to be had about how this (or any/every other) figure could be improved. I'm objecting to being told my personal desires are at odds with the purpose of the line (I never even implied they were aligned), immediately followed by the imposition of personal desires as though that were the purpose of the line.

 

I was just saying why I, myself, don't have a problem with the colors on this figure and why I, myself, don't particularly want the original colors. It wasn't meant to say others shouldn't want them or that we should never get them. There's still room for improvement; just for starters I'm probably going to find a rebreather from Depth Charge and bin that Torpedo backpack.



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Posted 12 February 2015 - 01:24 PM

Oh you misunderstand me, I'm raising no objections over the choice of color scheme. Just the choice for the base figure that leaves me unimpressed.

 

And yeah, that old Spy Troops rebreather chest piece could've been a good place to start...


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 05:16 PM

Recondo's up!
http://www.gijoecon....F15preview3.cfm

Rather than using the deco Recondo had as the Tiger Fly pilot, they went with a preproduction one. Fascinating.

http://www.yojoe.com.../recondo2.shtml

 

(kinda worried he'll end up gorilla-armed, though. IIRC those short-sleeved arms are made to work on slightly larger bucks like Sgt. Stone/Kwinn and POC Recondo/Joe Colton)


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 10:53 AM

To nobody's surprise, GI Joe is largely ignored by Hasbro's investor event, outside a blurb about live action films.

 

It's not that Joe wasn't mentioned that bothers me, its the fact they keep playing up Stretch Armstrong and Micronauts as "new brands" when we haven't seen ANYTHING from them at all.  At least Joe had a live action movie a couple years ago and still has product out at stores, even if just TRU.

 

Also, new MASK logo? (on the bottom, next to STretch Armstrong):

http://www.tfw2005.c..._1423835639.jpg


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Posted 13 February 2015 - 11:02 AM

Stretch Armstrong?

Now THERE's a franchise I'm okay with mixing with GI Joe. Especially if Vac-Man joins up with Cobra.


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Posted 13 February 2015 - 12:33 PM

To nobody's surprise, GI Joe is largely ignored by Hasbro's investor event, outside a blurb about live action films.

 

It's not that Joe wasn't mentioned that bothers me, its the fact they keep playing up Stretch Armstrong and Micronauts as "new brands" when we haven't seen ANYTHING from them at all.  At least Joe had a live action movie a couple years ago and still has product out at stores, even if just TRU.

 

Also, new MASK logo? (on the bottom, next to STretch Armstrong):

http://www.tfw2005.c..._1423835639.jpg

 

That logo is for Jem.

 

And yes, we heard from Hasbro specifically that there will be nothing Joe related until Joe con so...


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Posted 15 February 2015 - 10:20 AM

Kinda surprised at the complete non-reaction over Recondo...


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Posted 15 February 2015 - 12:10 PM

Because he's not particularly exciting?


 
 
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Posted 15 February 2015 - 12:26 PM

I like the character, but have no particular attachment to him, nor do I have a particular attachment to Tiger Force in general. It looks fine to me, but it was never going to be a thing I wanted no matter how it looked.



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Posted 15 February 2015 - 01:28 PM

At least G.I. Joe will be getting a mini call out with Combiner Wars Viper. I will by two my Cobra Commander Hot Shot and SerpentOR can use for troops.

Now I'm left wanting Crimson Guard transformers though.
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Posted 15 February 2015 - 01:40 PM

Cobra Commander Hot Shot?


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Posted 15 February 2015 - 01:45 PM

Nick got AoE Hot Shot and found the Retaliation Cobra Commander head fit it perfectly so...Cobra Commander Hot Shot.


Edited by MrBlud, 15 February 2015 - 03:21 PM.

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 01:49 PM

Thanks Blud.

I mean, I posted it in this thread!
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