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@  TheMightyMol... : (20 June 2019 - 03:15 PM)

So which series is 90s American Godzilla?

@  Dekafox : (20 June 2019 - 03:12 PM)

So G1 Marvel would be Showa Transformers then

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 June 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Yes.

@  RichardT1977 : (20 June 2019 - 12:05 PM)

Is it weeby of me to refer to the two IDW TF continuities as Heisei and Reiwa? I mean, the switchover almost perfectly lines up with the change of eras...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 June 2019 - 10:35 AM)

I hate when the spicy version of something isn't spicy!

@  Pennpenn : (20 June 2019 - 08:43 AM)

I hate it when the spicy version of something is in almost identical packaging to the non-spicy version. Especially when I don't notice until I've got home.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 June 2019 - 05:44 PM)

They make a lot of pills for that.

@  Nevermore : (19 June 2019 - 05:42 PM)

I got the results of the test back. I definitely have no sense of humor.

@  Paladin : (18 June 2019 - 05:59 PM)

so anyway how is your sex life?

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 June 2019 - 10:50 AM)

These jokes are tearing me apart.

@  unluckiness : (18 June 2019 - 08:55 AM)

Only if the customer reviews give it all high marks.

@  Patch : (18 June 2019 - 04:42 AM)

Are they going to call it "I-Did-Nawtflix?"

@  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...


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#6041 Luke

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Posted 13 June 2015 - 07:14 AM

I wouldn't want T-crotches. I really don't think I'd be too upset if Joes scaled back to ARAH articulation though.



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Posted 13 June 2015 - 07:53 AM

I like how the tagline for the one pack is "The CORPS Vs. The Collection". There's just something apropos about that. 



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Posted 13 June 2015 - 09:17 PM

I wouldn't want T-crotches. I really don't think I'd be too upset if Joes scaled back to ARAH articulation though.

I view T-crotch as the "final compromise", if it was down between 5 or 9 POA, I'd prefer some than "none".

 

The only issue I had with some of the Retaliation reduced articulation single figures was that, despite cutting articulation, most of the tools were "skinny molded" to allow them to slap a big vest or something over top of them.  Which comes across to me as "band aiding" the cost issue, as the figures look mediocre without the vest, which is an extra accessory piece which adds to the cost.



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Posted 13 June 2015 - 09:25 PM

One thing I'll say about t-crotch Joes... They make for solid figure construction.

 

Like my friend's kid wanted some Joes when he was like 3 and I didn't want him to live through broken crotches and thumbs and O-rings and even modern figures don't look like they'd hold up to a young child's playtime... But those t-crotch Joes from 2002? They are poseable but SOLID.


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 14 June 2015 - 05:15 AM

One thing I'll say about t-crotch Joes... They make for solid figure construction.

 

Like my friend's kid wanted some Joes when he was like 3 and I didn't want him to live through broken crotches and thumbs and O-rings and even modern figures don't look like they'd hold up to a young child's playtime... But those t-crotch Joes from 2002? They are poseable but SOLID.

 

Problem with that is that the figures are ages 5+ 

 

 

Not something I personally would give a kid under that age. 


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Posted 14 June 2015 - 09:31 AM

 

I wouldn't want T-crotches. I really don't think I'd be too upset if Joes scaled back to ARAH articulation though.

I view T-crotch as the "final compromise", if it was down between 5 or 9 POA, I'd prefer some than "none".

 

The only issue I had with some of the Retaliation reduced articulation single figures was that, despite cutting articulation, most of the tools were "skinny molded" to allow them to slap a big vest or something over top of them.  Which comes across to me as "band aiding" the cost issue, as the figures look mediocre without the vest, which is an extra accessory piece which adds to the cost.

 

I thought most of the reduced articulation on the Retaliation line was fine. I've long been okay with the "not everyone is a ninja" philosophy of articulation, going at least back to Marvel Legends. I just don't need Hulk and Kingpin and even some smaller guys like Bishop to have the same 40+ POA that Spider-Man and Daredevil get, and it blew my mind when people would slam a "bulky" figure for not having triple-jointed elbows (because somehow the bicep will fit) or whatever.

 

These days my mind is blown by all the Joe fans still collecting ARAH figures and talking about how amazing their articulation and sculpts are WHILE they claim a great modern figure is completely ruined simply by not having rocker ankles. Personally, if Hasbro brought things down to ARAH levels of articulation I'd still be okay with it, as long as the quality of the sculpting stayed high.



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Posted 14 June 2015 - 01:58 PM

People are still collecting ARAH?  That's awesome news since I need to sell off my collection and was worried that I might be selling massive lots for a buck.


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Posted 14 June 2015 - 08:47 PM

There are a lot of people on the Joe FB groups I'm in who looooove showing off their hauls. Maybe it's given me an inflated perception of the current collectibility of ARAH figures. I'd wager though that with so little new product coming out a lot of fans are using the ARAH figures to fill the void.



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Posted 16 June 2015 - 03:38 PM

Finally found a set of heads that work on the Prof X body!

 

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 07:55 PM

Just trying to fact-check something for a column I might do.

I recall reading that with Tiger Force, Recondo was selected to replace Wild Bill (whose mold was unavailable) in the assortment simply because the two figures closely resembled each other. This was why Recondo was made the pilot instead of Flint (who actually was a helicopter pilot).

This is about what happened, right?

Edited by Fortress Ironhold, 16 June 2015 - 07:59 PM.


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Posted 16 June 2015 - 09:37 PM

No.

 

I don't think anyone ever shared the story of why this change happened.


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.

 


#6052 Steevy Maximus

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 10:49 AM

Just trying to fact-check something for a column I might do.

I recall reading that with Tiger Force, Recondo was selected to replace Wild Bill (whose mold was unavailable) in the assortment simply because the two figures closely resembled each other. This was why Recondo was made the pilot instead of Flint (who actually was a helicopter pilot).

This is about what happened, right?

Probably.  Again, Hasbro never really cared what functions each character had, so Flint being a helicopter pilot is meaningless in this discussion, and given Flint's prominent role in the cartoon (still airing in syndication at the time), Hasbro probably felt he added more to the single figure assortment than as a vehicle driver.

Remember, Flint was Recondo's replacement in the figure assortment (using planned paint masks and all)


Edited by Steevy Maximus, 17 June 2015 - 10:50 AM.


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 11:41 AM

Since I don't see much talk of the comics here, I'd figure this bit of info might be relevant:

As of issue 8 (instead of the planned 12), Karen Traviss's GI Joe title is canceled, and Snake Eyes: AoC wrapped after 5.

 

The ONLY two Joe comics are the Hama ARAH book and the Vs Transformers book.  IDW has made no indication of anything new coming.

 

I'm personally suspecting that non-collector Joe stuff is going to stay in limbo until Hasbro does something with the brand to incite IDW to do another book.  And that's not apt to happen until next year at the earliest.



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 11:56 AM

Any of the "Cobra" titles are always limited series, so I Snake Eyes is right one time.  Not at all sad Traviss' Joe comic is dead, since she's a marginal writer at best on anything.

 

In all honesty, those two are the only Joe books that should be going at this point since they're actually, y'know, fun.


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 12:09 PM

 

Just trying to fact-check something for a column I might do.

I recall reading that with Tiger Force, Recondo was selected to replace Wild Bill (whose mold was unavailable) in the assortment simply because the two figures closely resembled each other. This was why Recondo was made the pilot instead of Flint (who actually was a helicopter pilot).

This is about what happened, right?

Probably.

 

Emphasis probably.

 

Since FI is trying to fact-check this it shouldn't be treated as fact.

At all.


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 21 June 2015 - 08:09 AM

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 12:12 PM

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 12:35 PM

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 01:40 PM

Eesh.

 

Not seeing the appeal here. The clothes looked goofy back then, they look goofy now, and their attempts at replicating said clothes somehow manage to look even goofier.


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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