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@  Robowang : (22 February 2018 - 09:45 AM)

The magic butthole fairy brought me a turd

@  Pennpenn : (22 February 2018 - 07:28 AM)

Ah, the only "science fact" I dislike more than "humans only use 10% of the brain".

@  Foffy : (22 February 2018 - 01:39 AM)

According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way that a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyway, because bees don't care what humans think is impossible

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2018 - 10:22 PM)

Nothing wrong a good B movie now and then. What's bothering me is that the search on seems to work based on titles.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 February 2018 - 09:50 PM)

Not quite as bad as FilmRise's lineup, though

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 February 2018 - 09:50 PM)

Crackle is full of a lot of low budget B movies, too

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2018 - 09:47 PM)

urg. Sounds as bad as broadcast TV.

@  Shrug : (21 February 2018 - 08:24 PM)

Completely free. Has commercials inserted in awkward moments. IIRC they tend to slot some in right before the credits. So, show ends. Buffers. Commercials. Buffers. Credits. Buffers. Intro to next show. Buffers. Commercials. Buffers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2018 - 07:50 PM)

crackle is actually free too? I was oddly leary of that one for some reason, but couldn't find any proof it was pay.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 February 2018 - 07:38 PM)

They ARE an official content licensor, not "one of those other free sites"

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 February 2018 - 07:37 PM)

One of several free VOD sites/apps that are ad supported. I think Tubi is Paramount. Similar to Crackle, which is owned by Sony

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2018 - 06:51 PM)

what is Tubi tv?

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2018 - 06:01 PM)

And there's an android app! Sweet!

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2018 - 05:57 PM)

oohhh, thanks for the heads up. Seems like lots of decent stuff on there too. Bookmarked.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 February 2018 - 05:07 PM)

So, I guess Tubi TV got some deal with Hasbro. They got the entire Transformers saga through Animated...minus Beast Wars for some reason.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 February 2018 - 05:06 PM)

To be fair, if the TF Wiki split a new character page every time a story diverged from previous material, it would spiral ludicrously out of control.

@  ZakuConvoy : (21 February 2018 - 05:01 PM)

It's not a 1 to 1 situation, but it's the closest I can really come up with on the spot. Transformers is kind of different that way.

@  ZakuConvoy : (21 February 2018 - 04:59 PM)

No, but they do put the (trigger warning) pre-Mephisto Spider-Man in with the current Spider-Man. Not to mention Miles Morales's whole deal.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2018 - 04:49 PM)

I mostly meant how Marvel wiki doesn't put say, '80s cartoon Spider-Man as a sub-page of 616 Spider-Man.

@  Shrug : (21 February 2018 - 04:48 PM)

I guess I don't talk to enough Marvel fans.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2018 - 04:47 PM)

Those are still events pertaining to a specific Superman. Not really comparable to how all the G1 Scorponoks are on the same page despite having very different traits and origins, with no retcons attempting to reconcile them.

@  ZakuConvoy : (21 February 2018 - 04:45 PM)

Well, that's kind of what happens with DC comics characters, too. Stories that happened to Pre-Flashpoint Superman, like Doomsday, are still treated like they happened to the current Superman, even if that causes continuity problems, for example.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2018 - 04:42 PM)

If Marvel characters were treated like TF, then a bunch of cartoon and video game versions would be lumped with their main universe counterparts because of similar designs.

@  Shrug : (21 February 2018 - 04:39 PM)

I'd say we treat TF like comic book fans treat Marvel/DC characters. Hasbro doesn't though.

@  ZakuConvoy : (21 February 2018 - 04:36 PM)

I think the closest comparison with how we treat TF characters, that I can think of, is DC comic characters. Sort of.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2018 - 02:47 PM)

There's been a few statements from Hasbro people suggesting that they don't make that kind of distinction between G1 and otherwise as far as characters go. Like whatever somebody said about Magnus Prime's identity.

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2018 - 02:45 PM)

The IDW comics are the old characters in a new continuity, even if sometimes they don't act the same as they used to. War For Cybertron could have been the G1 characters in a new continuity but Hasbro said no. Whereas the Devastation game is the G1 characters in a new continuity.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2018 - 11:10 AM)

I think it's worth keeping in mind that the TF fandom's definition of same character isn't really used elsewhere.

@  Boomhauer : (21 February 2018 - 11:09 AM)

For what it's worth, the character blurb bios in that one kid's book matched the ones in Aligned, but that could just be a matter of "Hasbro isn't going to let a expensive 600 page story bible go to waste so it keeps being referenced" instead of proof it's an Aligned story.

@  Gryllid : (21 February 2018 - 08:57 AM)

But like, if we say "G1 Soundwave", are the cartoon, comic, and toy bio really all the same character in a way that Aligned Soundwave isn't?

@  Gryllid : (21 February 2018 - 08:57 AM)

I'm not even sure how we'd tell the difference between "G1 characters in a new continuity" and "new characters who look like the G1 characters". Maybe it's sort of a philosophical thing.

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2018 - 04:54 AM)

If you ask Hasbro, Cyberverse is about the Transformers characters.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 February 2018 - 10:09 PM)

We don't really know yet. It could be an amalgamation of things.

@  RichardT1977 : (20 February 2018 - 09:49 PM)

Or is Cyberverse a continuation of Prime/RiD?

@  Plokatron : (20 February 2018 - 07:49 PM)

@RichardT1977 Hahahaha I love this place. My references are gotten here as Scott said "I have found my clan." Yes I did indeed bring the Purple Morphilogical Being into this. Sheesh I just realized he shares the color as a Con!

@  RichardT1977 : (20 February 2018 - 05:04 PM)

@Plokatron did you just drag Ivan Ooze into this?

@  Plokatron : (20 February 2018 - 04:33 PM)

@RichardT1977 Touch me again and you'll be chicken wings in the morning. All I have to say about that. :D

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2018 - 04:17 PM)

It's that one!

@  Bass X0 : (20 February 2018 - 04:01 PM)

Is Cyberverse the original G1 characters in a new continuity or completely new characters in a completely new continuity who happen to look similar to G1 characters but aren't them?

@  RichardT1977 : (20 February 2018 - 02:26 PM)

"Mr. Meeseeks, I want you to kill SCP-682--WITHOUT harming any humans."

@  RichardT1977 : (20 February 2018 - 02:25 PM)

If you're familiar with the relevant works, I've come up with one of the cruelest acts one could ever conceive:

@  Plokatron : (20 February 2018 - 12:05 PM)

As I said sorry. Won't happen again.

@  2018 : (20 February 2018 - 06:03 AM)

Yeah this isn't the place for your big blocks of texts, make a thread?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 February 2018 - 04:54 AM)

They're worse than mutiposts in threads due to the lack of paragraph breaks.

@  Plokatron : (20 February 2018 - 02:33 AM)

Side note in a way it was a good thing I never had the first Millennium Falcon seeing as no matter what it would eventually break. Curse you GPS. Also forgive me I do hope multiposts in shout aren't as frowned on as double posts in threads. If they are this is my vow I'll not let it happen again from my end.

@  Plokatron : (20 February 2018 - 02:31 AM)

By the way getting ready to make my first Preorder ever with BBTS for the Millennium Falcon Transformer in honor of my mother who tried to get me the first one but they sold out before she could. Plus other things happed so I'm helping her keep a promise to me. Also getting Masterpiece Cy-Kill and a model of Thunderbird 2. So glad Preorders don't charge you full till delivery.

@  Plokatron : (20 February 2018 - 02:26 AM)

Well yes like I said Nintendo don't like their IPs that are available to purchase to be up for free. Games like the translation of "For the Frog The Bell Tolls" remain since it's never been localized it's more a matter of hurting sales for them than anything and I seriously doubt they care about sprite comics. Much like Hasbro won't with my comic since 99% is scratch made by me. Fact is I am helping them more than hurting with this. Free advertisement and who knows maybe they will like my stuff enough to ask me to work with them on a game one day like the Longhaul design for RoTF. That was a lucky dude and no mistake.

@  2018 : (19 February 2018 - 10:40 PM)

Nintendo did force a bunch of rom sites to take down downloads for their games recently, though.

@  Plokatron : (19 February 2018 - 08:51 PM)

There is protective and then there is Nerdrage. I may be protective of my I.P.s that I'm creating but sheesh if someone wants to create fanfics well I'm not going to sue em. XD

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 February 2018 - 03:41 PM)

Yeah. I mean if they really cared about romhacks.. Well those would be gone in a minute. No one is as bad as Lucas was before disney bought star wars.. They where on a rampage.


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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.

#49 Detour

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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.

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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

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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

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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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