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@  Rycochet : (24 June 2017 - 05:28 PM)

And a better headsculpt.

@  unluckiness : (24 June 2017 - 05:23 PM)

It actually has half decent gimmicks too.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 June 2017 - 04:03 PM)

It's still crap but at least it takes up less space.

@  Rycochet : (24 June 2017 - 10:31 AM)

I'd rather have Armada Sideswipe than Alternator Sideswipe.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 June 2017 - 09:50 AM)

What he's really doing is buying all the sideswipe, so that after the apocolypse.. He'll have an army to take ove the world!

@  unluckiness : (24 June 2017 - 09:00 AM)

We could be taking this the wrong way. What if this person means to sacrifice their own money to prevent Armada Sideswipes from falling into the hands of those who don't know better?

@  Rycochet : (24 June 2017 - 06:26 AM)

People say silly things online all the time, usually followed by a smilie or a wink. Take away the context and they go from being a joke to absurd hyperbole.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 June 2017 - 06:07 AM)

But that would miss the entire point of hyperbole.

@  Pennpenn : (24 June 2017 - 06:03 AM)

Well that's a stupid attitude from someone who would waste a lot of money. I mean, they should just... not buy movie toys?

@  Bass X0 : (24 June 2017 - 04:52 AM)

Most insane thing I read of the day: "I would rather buy 100 Armada Sideswipes and PRiD Airachnids than buy any Bayformers crap"

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2017 - 06:10 PM)

His dialogue is full of allusions to his infamous lookalike, though sometimes as subversions. Oh, and sometimes he sings Karaoke. Check his rendition of "My Way", it's on Youtube.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2017 - 06:09 PM)

The entire idea behind the character is that he looks and talks like Hitler, but is actually a good guy. Maybe with a dickish attitude, but he's not the villain.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2017 - 06:08 PM)

Alfons Hatler is a supporting character from a German Edgar Wallace parody movie and its sequel.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2017 - 06:07 PM)

I'd like to remind everyone that Alfons Hatler exists, which is all sorts of awesome.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 June 2017 - 05:41 PM)

See, you say that and you know there's new a bubsy game coming. Don't make us keep re-baselining our horror reactions.

@  Sean Whitmore : (23 June 2017 - 03:31 PM)

Epilogue is the worst thing to happen to mankind. And I'm including, like, all the wars and stuff.

@  Evac : (23 June 2017 - 02:11 PM)

... Did Linkara cover that one?

@  Paladin : (23 June 2017 - 01:50 PM)

the comics where Barbara quit being Batgirl after she was beaten into a miscarriage.

@  Boomhauer : (23 June 2017 - 01:20 PM)

His choice to be Batman had more punch when he was a completely normal guy met with the same dillema instead of the DNA garbage that muddies the message for no other reason than to give Old Bruce another ass-kiss before the show is over. It's a boring episode whose entire concept is repeating things already known and spark Squawkbox arguments.

@  The Predaking : (23 June 2017 - 01:11 PM)

But he still chose to be batman. Not only did he chose to be batman, he did it better.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (23 June 2017 - 12:46 PM)

I have to agree.. Part of the problem with Epilogue is it takes away from "Terry CHOSE to be batman" and changed it a bit to "Terry was designed to be batman."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 June 2017 - 12:13 PM)

Do you mean the DCAU continuity comics or Future's End?

@  Paladin : (23 June 2017 - 11:36 AM)

can we all at least agree it's a better ending for Batman Beyond than the comics?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 June 2017 - 10:52 AM)

There was no evidence of it to support it in the show, and generally using someone to MAKE a batman is a jerkish thing to do.

@  Benbot : (23 June 2017 - 10:37 AM)

why does it matter?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (23 June 2017 - 10:25 AM)

I think the problem with Epilogue was making Terry effectivly Batman's son.

@  Benbot : (23 June 2017 - 10:24 AM)

what's your problem with it?

@  The Predaking : (23 June 2017 - 10:02 AM)

Epilogue give a great end to Batman Beyond and even has a Mask of the Phantasm character

@  MrBlud : (23 June 2017 - 09:55 AM)

I don't post in the Shoutbox often, but when I do, it's to confirm "Epilogue" is garbage.

@  Paladin : (23 June 2017 - 08:43 AM)

even "Epilogue" ? (braces for that argument again)

@  The Predaking : (23 June 2017 - 08:26 AM)

Its a really great show.

@  The Predaking : (23 June 2017 - 08:25 AM)

Justice League unlimited

@  unluckiness : (23 June 2017 - 08:14 AM)

Sprinkles or nothing!

@  MEDdMI : (23 June 2017 - 07:06 AM)

>_< 3 hrs, $5,628 to go for the Two Scoops Kickstarter http://kck.st/2qgIkCd

@  wonko the sane? : (23 June 2017 - 06:16 AM)

Yeah, miles is only used when accuracy doesn't actually matter, or we're dealing with americans.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2017 - 03:55 AM)

We even use "miles" in similar contexts in German even though we use kilometers for actual measurements.

@  The Doctor Who : (23 June 2017 - 02:40 AM)

Makes sense, really. Colloquialisms exist in their own weird little universe where terminology can persist after it's no longer relevant otherwise.

@  abates : (23 June 2017 - 01:17 AM)

We also measure car milage in kilometres but still call it milage.

@  Bass X0 : (22 June 2017 - 05:47 PM)

No. We still say miles. Kilometers is only really used for actual specific distances whereas miles being used in a common phrase is still miles.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 June 2017 - 04:59 PM)

People from outside the U.S.: as we are all English-proficient here, do you ever use the phrase "I saw it coming from miles away.", or do you say "kilometers" instead?

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 04:06 PM)

Wow, that was supposed to :shout" hours ago...

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 04:05 PM)

Indeed. Especially on opening week. We're talking avg, 5-8%. It's more at your discount/sub-run houses.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 June 2017 - 10:25 AM)

AMC knows it, freakin $7 for a regular drink

@  Paladin : (22 June 2017 - 08:22 AM)

and if you want to support your theaters, buy more concessions. because they get SHIT from the ticket sales...

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 08:15 AM)

So, we charged an extra $1 per. F'em

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 08:13 AM)

First, they threatened to stop sending us digital because we weren't upcharging for it (back when we were still "mixed" format). Then they threatened to stop sendingus 3D because we didn't upcharge for those either initially.

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 08:12 AM)

Can't blame the theater totally for those ticket prices. The studios have a say in them as well.

@  Noideaforaname : (22 June 2017 - 12:00 AM)

Charge 'em for the lice! Extra for the mice! Two percent for looking in the mirror twice!

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 11:45 PM)

Even here in Canada where price gouging is commonplace, IMAX 3-D is still $19.50

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 11:44 PM)

$27 a ticket? That's ludicrous


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#41 Nanite

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 01:15 PM

I think selling every toy I own would get me 1/10th of a down payment on a refrigerator box under a bridge.

I'm really happy I don't care about Wave 20 of DCUC.

Also a Reign of Superman wave popped up for pre-orders, but isn't really happening, says Mattel. Curses, I wanted another DCSH Brainiac.
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 02:56 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Dec 15 2011, 12:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think selling every toy I own would get me 1/10th of a down payment on a refrigerator box under a bridge.

I'm really happy I don't care about Wave 20 of DCUC.

Also a Reign of Superman wave popped up for pre-orders, but isn't really happening, says Mattel. Curses, I wanted another DCSH Brainiac.


Same here. Plus another Eradicator with a chance at clear goggles.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 02:57 PM

Wait, why would a DCSH Brainiac be part of a Reign Of The Supermen assortment? Brainiac wasn't part of that story, and he didn't even look like that at the time!

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 15 December 2011 - 03:10 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 15 2011, 11:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wait, why would a DCSH Brainiac be part of a Reign Of The Supermen assortment? Brainiac wasn't part of that story, and he didn't even look like that at the time!


Because it's a rare-ish toy I want more of, duh! icon-arcee.gif

Edit: And I'm not convinced we WONT see the LOS 12-pack in matty's next big whatever-sale.

Edited by Nanite, 15 December 2011 - 04:12 PM.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 10:11 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Dec 15 2011, 02:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Edit: And I'm not convinced we WONT see the LOS 12-pack in matty's next big whatever-sale.


It is interesting to note that after reading this post, I went back to the tab I opened around 1 when I placed my order today. It said the LOSH pack was "almost gone". Doesn't say that anymore. Hmm...

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:51 PM

I just got that single-packed DCIH super-poseable Batman, and it is awesome. Not only are the colors and Bat-sigil nicer, but they also retooled the cape so it doesn't rise up over the neck as much.
Pure win.

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 26 December 2011 - 08:44 PM

That's nice to know Detour!

DC All-Stars wave 2 preview:

http://www.comicbook...rticle&id=36077

New 52 Superman and Flash, Red Robin, and Black Outfit Supergirl.

Eh.

Edit: Changed the picture to link because it was breaking the frame.

Edited by Nanite, 27 December 2011 - 12:36 PM.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 08:56 PM

Heh, I was just about to post this. I love them! Well, most of them. Really digging Supes and Flash, and RR is nice. Only kinda "meh" on Supergirl, but since my daughter just saw this pic and appeared to be just as enthused as I am, I figure we will get one or 2 of her as well.

I was wondering how they would do the New 52 suits, considering all the panel lines they have. Looks like those details are being ignored. I guess I am ok with that.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 10:27 PM

Gyah, kill it with fire!

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 27 December 2011 - 12:13 AM

Oh wait, they're serious. Let me laugh even harder.

#51 Nanite

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 12:28 PM

QUOTE(Onyx Minor @ Dec 26 2011, 05:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was wondering how they would do the New 52 suits, considering all the panel lines they have. Looks like those details are being ignored. I guess I am ok with that.


That's bumming me out. I haven't even been into DCUC very long, and I'm already sick of seeing nearly-unmodified bucks.

I mean, the price has been hiked to almost $20 each, there's no CnC piece anymore, less articulation then ever, no accessories, and very limited new parts in each figure. The value proposition is just in the toilet.

It makes me wonder if Warner/DC/whoever is charging Mattel a stupid-high fee on the license, or maybe Mattel is just that cheap, or they're sick of competing with DC Direct, or full of jealousy that Hasbro is getting stupid-rich off of the Marvel license, who knows?
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 12:34 PM

QUOTE(Internet Jesus @ Dec 27 2011, 12:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh wait, they're serious. Let me laugh even harder.


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Posted 27 December 2011 - 01:20 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Dec 27 2011, 11:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It makes me wonder if Warner/DC/whoever is charging Mattel a stupid-high fee on the license, or maybe Mattel is just that cheap, or they're sick of competing with DC Direct, or full of jealousy that Hasbro is getting stupid-rich off of the Marvel license, who knows?


Well, Hasbro did do the smart thing by killing off Marvel Legends when it did. They weren't selling the way they were expected to sell, and the profit margin was much less, I would imagine. Way less plastic and packaging is used for MU, and really the biggest mistake I can see Mattel making was not trying to be as competitive in that size class as it was with the 6" figures.

That being said, there are still tons of places that don't stock MU, and they warm the pegs just as much as they move, depending on what sells when. As excited as the fandom is to have ML back, I wonder how well they will perform, and how long they can keep their prices lower than the DC line.

What I would like to see is both lines be successful, as much as it would kill my wallet. icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:09 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Dec 27 2011, 12:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Onyx Minor @ Dec 26 2011, 05:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was wondering how they would do the New 52 suits, considering all the panel lines they have. Looks like those details are being ignored. I guess I am ok with that.


That's bumming me out.

It's not for me!
The panel lines look downright stupid, and ignoring Superman's new Space Go-Go Boots helps the look some. I mean it still looks utterly ridiculous with the high collar and the pointy ends of the sleeves (how does he hide THOSE under his Clark Kent guise?) but it's a mild improvement.

As for Flash, why did they keep him as Barry Allen if they were just going to make him look as much like Wally West as possible?

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 27 December 2011 - 02:25 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 27 2011, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As for Flash, why did they keep him as Barry Allen if they were just going to make him look as much like Wally West as possible?


I'm getting my green eye paint ready...


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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:27 PM

Once I got Sandman I was purdy much done I think... Still would like to find a cheap Power suit Lex... but I don't need a 3rd Skeletor
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:11 AM

QUOTE(Onyx Minor @ Dec 27 2011, 02:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 27 2011, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As for Flash, why did they keep him as Barry Allen if they were just going to make him look as much like Wally West as possible?


I'm getting my green eye paint ready...

Too bad that green eye paint can't do much about those stupid booties.

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 28 December 2011 - 12:18 AM

I read boobies.

#59 Detour

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:55 AM

QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Dec 28 2011, 12:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I read boobies.

No, no, you're thinking of the two boobs currently running DC.

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 28 December 2011 - 06:20 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 27 2011, 11:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Onyx Minor @ Dec 27 2011, 02:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 27 2011, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As for Flash, why did they keep him as Barry Allen if they were just going to make him look as much like Wally West as possible?


I'm getting my green eye paint ready...

Too bad that green eye paint can't do much about those stupid booties.



Not trying to start an argument here, but how are those boots stupid? Is it not realistic to think that his boots would overlap the spandex pant legs just a bit? All in all, it seems like not only a plausible detail of the costume, but also a very minor thing to find fault in. I guess I just don't get it.

Edit: Going to leave the above comments but add something I have noticed now that Detour has me looking at the details more. Mattel has reused the same boots on Red Robin as Flash. They have the same dip in the front, which may be one of the other elements that I guess you guys don't like. Can't say I'm super keen about them being used on a character that I am not sure has ever had them.

As for Flash, I'll still be getting out the green paints, but I thought about going a step further and swapping some Barry Allen lower legs to get the boots right. I'd have the remove the little wings, but I may give it a try, if I decide the boots bother me enough to do anything once I have him.

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 27 2011, 11:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Dec 28 2011, 12:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I read boobies.

No, no, you're thinking of the two boobs currently running DC.


It's much more fun to read as boobies. icon-fire.gif




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