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@  ZakuConvoy : (20 January 2019 - 07:42 PM)

His one shots and two or three parters are great. But...Dark Age got a little long in the tooth. Not bad, but not my favorite.

@  ZakuConvoy : (20 January 2019 - 07:40 PM)

For me, it's less the delay, and more that Astro City is always best in smaller chunks. The longer story arcs (which is what the OGNs sound like they're aiming for), while not bad, are far from the high points of the series.

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:52 AM)

The recent ongoing series didn't start until what, 2013?

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:51 AM)

Then was continued as a five-issue mini-series ("Local Heroes"), then came a 16-issue maxi-series ("The Dark Age"), plus a couple of standalone specials and two-parters...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:50 AM)

It started out as a series, but due to Busiek's health problems (?), it was put on hold after six issues, then got relaunched with a new #1, had several delays (again because of Busiek's health issues), was discontinued after #22...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:49 AM)

I don't get why people are making such a big deal out of Astro City becoming a series of graphic novels now. I mean, it's not like it's always been a steady ongoing series.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.


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#8841 Broadside

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 03:47 PM

Side Swipe named Downshirt

 

Better than Upskirt, I guess.


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 04:08 PM

Wasn't Side Swipe going to be NIghtbeat at one point and his Minicon got the name instead?

 

Personally neither Side Swipe or Wheeljack (or their Japanese names) have anything to do with their G1 counterparts, so new names would have been better IMO.


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 04:11 PM

Side Swipe is called Stepper in Japan, while Wheeljack has the colours of Stepper and the design of Sideswipe, but shares a name with neither.


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 05:46 PM

Aaron made noises like Nightbeat's name would have been better for Side Swipe, but I really think it was more "yeah I guess you're right" than it was "we somehow named the toys backwards from what we wanted".

 

Frankly, I'm all for the UT-style "give the name to whoever" setup. At least it meant guys didn't have to be remakes of old guys, even if they shared names. Like BW.



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Posted 13 December 2018 - 06:06 PM

A broken clock is still right twice a day.  If I recall correctly, Wheeljack looking just like Sideswipe wasn't really a planned out thing, but something the Takara side did, along with the weird single articulated wrist.  Why they still named him something else, we'll never know.

Probably for the same reason they named Blurr Silverbolt.

(Which I presume is "Takara didn't actually give any more of a shit about being An Exact G1 Recreation than Hasbro did.")

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 06:07 PM

For me, if it's a UT character who looks completely new, then sure, slap whatever name on them you will.

 

But if it's a UT character who's meant to look like a familiar legacy character (like Optimus, Starscream, a LOT of familiar-looking characters in Energon, Cybertron Metroplex, and Cybertron Soundwave & Laserbeak), then it would make sense for said character to have the familiar name that befits their familiar look.


Edited by Sabrblade, 13 December 2018 - 06:08 PM.

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 06:36 PM

I only would have appreciated the name Sideswipe being used in place of Wheeljack since it also sounds close to "swapping sides", which is his thing.  Not exactly worse than Archer's "We named him Wheeljack because it sounded kind of like 'carjack'."  I really don't care about the other name uses.


Edited by Spark, 13 December 2018 - 06:38 PM.

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 06:45 PM

Rampage is kind of befitting as a Decepticon. But definitely not before then.

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 07:55 PM

I'll dredge my headcanon back up - the UT guy is Wheeljack, and after the events of Armada he is convinced by Hot Shot to rejoin the Autobots, but clearly a deserter/turncoat rejoining them would not be cool with most Autobots. Hot Shot takes it before Optimus, who agrees to accept Wheeljack, but Wheeljack agrees to be rebuilt with a different appearance and takes on the code name Downshift.


That Sideswipe repaint looks nice; I'm partial to the domestic deco but the blue spices things up for sure.

Edited by Octavius Prime, 13 December 2018 - 07:56 PM.


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 08:33 PM

Now that I think about it, Wheeljack doesn't look like Sideswipe. I mean, not specifically. He looks like Sideswipe, Red Alert, Firecracker, REV, Tigertrack, Clamp Down, and Deep Cover.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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Posted 13 December 2018 - 08:49 PM

Now that I think about it, Wheeljack doesn't look like Sideswipe. I mean, not specifically. He looks like Sideswipe, Red Alert, Firecracker, REV, Tigertrack, Clamp Down, and Deep Cover.

Collectively known as the Lambros.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 05:01 AM

 

Now that I think about it, Wheeljack doesn't look like Sideswipe. I mean, not specifically. He looks like Sideswipe, Red Alert, Firecracker, REV, Tigertrack, Clamp Down, and Deep Cover.

Collectively known as the Lambros.

 

 

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 01:16 PM

Suggestion: Siege Sideswipe as any of the Stormtroopers.  Hydradread would probably look most interesting, honestly, but any of them could probably work with that mold.


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 03:30 PM

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#8860 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:28 PM

I don't recognize that mold Final Fantasy V is made from. What is it?

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