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@  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

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:00 PM)

Yeah, must be, I guess.


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#6101 Spark

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 12:24 PM

It desperately needs a page count listed.  No chance I'm shelling out a dollar/page or something.  I'm assuming hardcover.


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Posted 29 June 2015 - 01:47 PM

It desperately needs a page count listed.  No chance I'm shelling out a dollar/page or something.  I'm assuming hardcover.

Agreed.

 

I could get a used textbook for $85 back when I was in college. 



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Posted 29 June 2015 - 11:36 PM

Could one of the droid-shaped plugs from the earlier starfighter releases work? You could paint it to look less R2-unit-like and more like a cockpit bubble (though finding one might be tricky - and I guess it still might not be enough room to cram another figure in there).

Link? Pic?


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 30 June 2015 - 06:45 AM

Hmm, neat idea but I don't know if it's 85 dollars neat. Also, there's not a lot of information on their site. I'm assuming it's hardcover (it better be for that price), which is not something I'm personally interested in - a good paperback version like Bellamo's books is fine. How many pages does it have? What is included in the "much, much more"?

The "volume 1" makes me cringe too. Once I shell out for that first one, I'm going to feel compelled to get the rest. How many is that? Dunno.
 And if multiple volumes are planned, why am I seeing sample pages for later guys like Metal-Head and Capt. Grid-Iron? Maybe that's a marketing decision because some fans would drop out after the early "glory years", but I'd like this stuff to be chronological and it would really bug me to have a set of books that bounced around. If the sample pages are for later volumes, that suggests a lot of the details (page count and number of volumes) have already been decided and just makes it even more frustrating that they aren't provided.



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Posted 30 June 2015 - 10:32 AM

http://www.marauderi...p/mtf-h9035.htm

 

Thoughts on this head for a Torpedo custom?

 

And I'm kicking myself for not doing this Kickstarter. . .



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Posted 30 June 2015 - 10:39 AM

Could work.

 

Personally I used a SW Clone trooper's head.


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 30 June 2015 - 10:55 AM

 

Could one of the droid-shaped plugs from the earlier starfighter releases work? You could paint it to look less R2-unit-like and more like a cockpit bubble (though finding one might be tricky - and I guess it still might not be enough room to cram another figure in there).

Link? Pic?

 

 

It came with the ROTS starfighters - both the film release and later ones too. It's pretty clearly designed for that version of starfighter though, so I don't know how well it'd work with others, how hard it would be to make it not obviously an R2 head, or if it would even stick up far enough to put someone underneath it. But aside from that... :D

 

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Meanwhile:

 

When I saw the new MU Thunderstrike, I knew I'd finally found a new head for a PoC-style V1 Rock 'n' Roll. I clipped off the pony tail and put the head on the Rock's torso with the different legs so he's not quite as gigantic. The nuisance was that stupid Arashikage tattoo on his arm. Since the forearms themselves are painted too, you wind up exposing the black plastic underneath. The color matching isn't great but looks better irl - the camera flash makes it look worse.

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 01:12 PM

So I went digging through my Joe collection last night looking for redundancies and things that need to be culled, and I found the perfect compliments for my Grey Marauders:

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I also made good on my original plan for the Red Marauders:

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An interesting note:  3/4 of my Red Marauders have brown skin (visible through the eye slit in the baclava).  1/4 is the standard white skin that the rest of my other baclava heads (from the other colours) have.  It's nice to get a little diversity in the ranks.  I'm going to chalk it up to all those Corporate Diversity classes that the Freds got sent to.

 

And finally, just another random:  SGT Stabs:

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 05:50 PM

 

Hmm, neat idea but I don't know if it's 85 dollars neat. Also, there's not a lot of information on their site. I'm assuming it's hardcover (it better be for that price), which is not something I'm personally interested in - a good paperback version like Bellamo's books is fine. How many pages does it have? What is included in the "much, much more"?

The "volume 1" makes me cringe too. Once I shell out for that first one, I'm going to feel compelled to get the rest. How many is that? Dunno.
 And if multiple volumes are planned, why am I seeing sample pages for later guys like Metal-Head and Capt. Grid-Iron? Maybe that's a marketing decision because some fans would drop out after the early "glory years", but I'd like this stuff to be chronological and it would really bug me to have a set of books that bounced around. If the sample pages are for later volumes, that suggests a lot of the details (page count and number of volumes) have already been decided and just makes it even more frustrating that they aren't provided.

 

"Volume 1" is kind of a kiss of death for Kickstarter-y things anyway.  Sort of putting the cart before the horse.  That is a good point that they've already got stuff through to 1990, and that really only leaves four more years and lesser smatterings of materials thereafter unless it's going to cover VvV and SpyTroops or something.  Massively needs more info available.

 

And finally, just another random:  SGT Stabs:

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I salute you for that amazing name.


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Posted 30 June 2015 - 06:19 PM

 

I salute you for that amazing name.

And finally, just another random:  SGT Stabs:

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The important question is whether is real name is Roberto?


 
 
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#6111 Betty Nor

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 07:10 PM

Haha, nah actually he is loosely based on a guy from my old unit.

 

Also, I was tired of handing out assault rifles and wanted to see what one would look like with two knives.

 

Much like Wannabe Imperial, he came out surprisingly decent for just a random cobbling together of parts.



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Posted 01 July 2015 - 03:24 PM

So, while nobody was really paying attention, Lanard up and out GI Joe'ed Hasbro!  The newest batch of figures not only feature a return to "full" articulation, but they've even started doing FEMALE figures, plus some DAMN impressive vehicles:
http://www.smythstoy...ps#1&profile=UK

Nice looking stuff. Looks like the females are using the same bodies but with head swaps and different paint apps. This particular wave haven't hit retail but I grabbed a 3-pack to attempt some customizing with.
 

Not to mention a Corps website (even if a year out of date) that runs LAPS around Hasbro's pitiful GI Joe website (which hasn't seen a meaningful update in THREE YEARS)

On the flip side, The Corps or even Lanard Toys itself doesn't seem to have a Wikipedia entry at all.
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#6113 Spark

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 04:32 PM

I believe it got wiped for lack of notability some years back, actually.  Lanard itself, I don't believe, has ever had one.  Which is odd.

 

I was always tempted by Lanard's weirder offerings but never actually bought any, although I got close when they did their "Laser Command" or whatever it was called set, since it worked nicely with the Sonic/Super Sonic Fighters figures.

 

Oh, and their annual(?) warehouse sale looks insane and has loads of stuff I've never heard of, much less seen.


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Posted 01 July 2015 - 06:10 PM

I miss Bio-Wing Battle Squadron.


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 2015 - 08:21 PM

Still think it's a bit weird to see old Max Steel and Action Man/GI Joe 12" stuff scattered in Lanard's warehouse :p

 

In real GI Joe news ( :p ):

 

GI Joe Strike has been officially released (was in a beta stage the last few weeks), after being revealed on the down low at Joecon.  The game plays similar to One Finger Death Punch with some Free to Play barriors in place to get you to watch ads or spend money.

 

I've played it a bit (full remarks over at Hisstank), but I think it is a decent little mobile action game, with the biggest failings are the lack of acheivements and online support.  Maybe I'm just spoiled by all the bells and whistles Angry Birds Transformers has (including an AMAZING soundtrack, way better than Strike's).

 

I would have dropped the $10 for unlimited energy, but without some sort of sign in or record keeping (it doesn't even have Apple GameCenter support), I'm hesitant to put ANY money into this to avoid the issues Angry Birds Transformers had when it made that huge update.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 01:33 AM

So if it's like One Finger Death Punch, does it feature Quick Kick as the lead?


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

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 05:09 AM

I'll just leave this here... :D It's not a direct GI Joe parody, but close (Seal Team Six=Sigma Six, maybe?)

 



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 11:00 AM

Nah, that was a pure parody of 80s GI Joe.



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 11:15 AM

And just a silly play on words considering Seal Team 6 are real.


 
 
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#6120 Steevy Maximus

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 12:01 PM

So if it's like One Finger Death Punch, does it feature Quick Kick as the lead?

No, Snake Eyes.  Because we all know SE is the only Joe martial arts guy that matters :p





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