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@  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...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.


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#1161 Steevy Maximus

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 10:08 AM

I have a MIGHTY NEED for that Mezco 1:12 Batman 89

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 02:31 AM

I have a MIGHTY NEED for that Mezco 1:12 Batman 89


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Posted 23 February 2020 - 03:03 AM

Speaking of, they're supposedly doing a Superman 78. Can't wait for that nerve-wracking preorder morning.


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Posted 23 February 2020 - 10:58 AM

I have a MIGHTY NEED for that Mezco 1:12 Batman 89

 

*looks it up*

 

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holy shit! i thought that was a movie still at first!

 

Speaking of, they're supposedly doing a Superman 78. Can't wait for that nerve-wracking preorder morning.

 

im not much for these kinds of figures, but if its anything like this batman i may have to get it if i can


Edited by Telly, 23 February 2020 - 10:58 AM.

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Posted 25 February 2020 - 04:58 AM

Pixel Dan did an interview with McFarlane about his DC toys (and some other stuff), and it's pretty great. Todd sounds really enthusiastic, and I like where his head's at with some of his decisions.

 


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Posted 25 February 2020 - 04:55 PM

Pixel Dan did an interview with McFarlane about his DC toys (and some other stuff), and it's pretty great. Todd sounds really enthusiastic, and I like where his head's at with some of his decisions.

 

 

I'm personally super stoked about the White Knight stuff.  DC's put the nail in the coffin of my fandom awhile back, but Murphy's been killing it with those minis.


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Posted 09 April 2020 - 08:59 PM

That is a freaking good Azrael. I think the main issue with the McF BTAS figures is that the design doesn't mesh well with the hulking plastic motif and they come off as sized up KOs.

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 12:21 PM

Snagged the new McFarlane Armored Wonder Woman the other day for kicks. It's pretty decent over all with one weird part I didn't expect.

 

Her face sculpt is good as is the paint, but I admit painted faces are tough in a world of digital printed faces for likeness. Unlike the new digitally printed faces, I think her face photographs better than it looks to the naked eye. The wings obviously make her back heavy, but I can get her to stand on her own without having to be hunched over, but only just. It could be easier but her shin armor really limits her ankle articulation. Her ankle articulation is the double-socket ball (like some older Marvel Universe hip joints) that allows you to rotate the ankle separate of both the foot and the shin. You really need to be able to pose the foot about 1 degree more but can't because it hits the bottom of her greaves. Of course, they gave her a stand for this reason, but the way the stand is constructed means she can only be displayed in a flying/hovering position of some sort.

 

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All of this I somewhat expected because the wings and armor were always going to complicate things.  I wasn't expecting Spider-man levels of articulation here. That being said, I almost think she's a victim of too much articulation. Because of the armor and weight limitations, she has stuff that she doesn't need which then allows for the issue below.

 

The odd part: I doubt anyone is surprised that her abdomen armor is rubber to allow some movement. Handy, but it tends to ride up under the chest piece a bit. What surprised me though is her crotch piece under the armor is also rubber. I suppose it helps with articulation, but what it means for me is her right "butt cheek" got pinched and trapped under the top of her thigh in the package. I used a pair of tweezers to pull it out, but now there's a permanent pinch in the rubber.

 

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It also means her hip rides over the front of her "bikini" more or less reinforcing the deformation of the part.

 

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Well here's the culprit (obligatory "hur hur crotch shot")

 

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Somehow during packaging or even assembling maybe? This little strip of bikini got moved off-center, which then meant the right leg was able to trap the bikini edge underneath the top of the hip, leading to the deformation. That strip looks like it was supposed to have been glued down, but that let go/was torn. I think part of the reason that happened is because her torso is actually three parts. You have the upper part that ends at the boob crunch. You have the waist/crotch area. And then there's a third abdomen section in between. All of this combines to make it tricky to get her to stand symmetrically, and may have also allowed the weird issue with her rubber bikini part as stuff shifted at some point and allowed it to separate.

 

Anyway. All in all not bad, and was going to suffer due to the nature of the figure being armored. But it's a bit of a bummer that all the bits conspired to cause the strange issue. I'm not sure there's anyway to tell if this has happened while still sealed in package. But once you get her bikini back to where it should be, you can at least get everything else pretty close.

 

And let's be honest:  as my first McFarlane-made figure since the nineties - the fact that it's still in one piece after all my manipulating and mucking about is something to celebrate!

 

Also. I don't know why I thought these were 6" scale, but she's definitely not. Which is a bit of a bummer since she can't fit in my WW shrine... er shelf collection. :D

 

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Posted 17 June 2020 - 03:03 PM

so just how good is mezco at this stuff? the 78 superman is up and its GORGEOUS. ive already got an idea on how im going to display it lol but for almost $200, im concerned if mezco ever has ramapnt qc problems or anything

 

not that stopped me from pre ordering one. only a $17 down payment/loss if i change my mind


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Posted 19 June 2020 - 01:42 AM

I finally saw the new McFarlane DC figures in-person.

 

Are... are they supposed to look kind of stretched-out? In particular, Movie Wonder Woman's head looks smaller than expected, and the rest just look... off to me in ways I can't really describe. :doh



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Posted 19 June 2020 - 06:42 AM

They don't look good to me.

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Posted 19 June 2020 - 01:21 PM

so just how good is mezco at this stuff? the 78 superman is up and its GORGEOUS. ive already got an idea on how im going to display it lol but for almost $200, im concerned if mezco ever has ramapnt qc problems or anything
 
not that stopped me from pre ordering one. only a $17 down payment/loss if i change my mind

Mezco is quite good at this stuff, and I don't think that QC issues are very common. However I don't own any mezco stuff, so I don't know 100%.

I want to love that Superman, but the cape is too long and the blue is the wrong shade, and those two items are what's throwing me off the most. The standard body that they are using is too bulky as well, but that bothers me less than the costume issues.

As for McFarlane's DC toys, I haven't seen a single one that I actually like. Their version of Arrowverse green arrow is particularly horrid, IMHO.

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Posted 19 June 2020 - 10:18 PM

I finally saw the new McFarlane DC figures in-person.

 

Are... are they supposed to look kind of stretched-out? In particular, Movie Wonder Woman's head looks smaller than expected, and the rest just look... off to me in ways I can't really describe. :doh

 

 

They don't look good to me.

 

Yeah, I think the Golden Armor WW only works because her armor hides some of the problems with McFarlane's articulation choices.


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Posted 07 July 2020 - 02:41 PM

got the mezco ascending knight figure. very nice. thinking about sovereign knight, but is there any difference between the 2? i know its meant to be a batman in his prime, but other than accessories it looks pretty much the same as ascending


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Posted 07 July 2020 - 03:27 PM

From pictures I've seen, Sovereign Knight has shorter ears on the mast but gloves that go further up his arms.

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 04:33 PM

yeah, most of the differences seem to be small cosmetic costume ones. and the body seems to be a bit beefier. but it doesnt really seem to be worth the price. ill probly just stick with only the ascending one. might get the supreme knight one though. only real complaint about any of these is that none of them have the trunks!


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Posted 05 August 2020 - 12:51 PM

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now im just waiting on superman...


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Posted 05 October 2020 - 12:05 PM

I picked up the Teen Titans animated style Cyborg. He looks fantastic! The clear plastic bits on his shoulders, forearms and thighs really look amazing. I just hope McFarlane decides to do the rest of the team (and Slade!) to complete the set.

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Posted 05 October 2020 - 12:29 PM

I preordered this one myself despite not being much of a DC collector. Cyborg looks great but I'm kinda worried how the 2 thinner boys will come out looking. No worries about Slade though,


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Posted 05 October 2020 - 02:48 PM

I did the same. Only DC figure I've bought from McFarlane. Hope they do the others. He looks great.

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