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@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 01:52 PM)

50/60's Twilight Zone, the 80's, millennium and recent ones also, all are in The Twilight Zone.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 October 2020 - 08:03 AM)

Twilight zone. Duh.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 October 2020 - 07:52 AM)

Um.... what did I log in on...

@  Paladin : (28 October 2020 - 06:17 AM)

have they actually gotten worse than the one where Homer gets paralyzed by a spider and has to learn to communicate through his farts?

@  unluckiness : (28 October 2020 - 05:53 AM)

It's only fitting that SImpsons have halloween specials since it's been a shambling corpse of its former self since its teens.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 04:12 AM)

No I caught one of the latest one with parodies of Stranger Things which admittedly is horror series but Heaven Can Wait and The Shape of Water are Fantasy films. Plus implications of the characters being sociopaths or twisted has become a norm these days.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

Which probably adds to the "reasons they should just stop making more of The Simpsons" pile.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

You make it sound like The Simpsons becoming less repetitive is a bad thing.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 02:48 AM)

Remember when Simpsons Halloween specials parodied horror movies and would have the characters make off out of character remarks like "we chucked donuts at a old man for kicks."? they don't and can't do that any more.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 08:00 PM)

Tired of the same old Halloween stuff? Check out Tubi. The depths of the schlock available is astounding.

@  Donocropolis : (27 October 2020 - 11:51 AM)

Not sure if it's news or not, but I'm at Ross right now and they have Masterpiece Movie Ironhide for $24.99

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 12:45 AM)

Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s Best Buy exclusive deluxe version is available for $10 as one of today’s daily deals

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 October 2020 - 08:50 PM)

We can play the "Is it a real headline or an Onion headline" game.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 October 2020 - 08:22 PM)

It's weird to see how much of Larry Hama's "satire" from the old GI Joe comic has no longer become satire in the past few years.

@  Maximus Ambus : (26 October 2020 - 11:29 AM)

Funny how 2020 gave me new appreciation for Dawn of the Dead 1978.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 07:43 PM)

@Fenix Twilight Sure. Just not a good one.

@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...


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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.

But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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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

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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