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@  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.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2019 - 08:45 PM)

@xellos We get to many of those in Hollywood movies.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 08:13 PM)

Re:Creators!

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 07:47 PM)

There is also Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, where people regularly get summoned to a fantasy world, then eventually sent back with their accumulated powers (and the main character smuggles the demon lord's daugher by his request, which is a no-no)

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 07:23 PM)

We need more inverse isekais, like The Devil is a Part-Timer

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 04:11 PM)

I feel like Tron is pushing it but I can't actually come up with an argument to that effect

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

To Arazyr- I don't see why it wouldn't be.


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The Kaiju Thread - From Godzilla to the Pacific Rim

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#21 Shanghai

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 05:20 PM

Yeah, much prefer that design myself, stupidly passed up the die-cast one though for years, even when it was down to thirty bucks.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 05:25 PM

QUOTE(Alpha Omega Trion Supreme @ Nov 15 2011, 01:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Atragon Revoltech.

http://www.bigbadtoy...amp;mode=retail

I wonder if a Manda accessory might be included?


I would hope Manda would be a standalone figure?

I've already got the Machine Chronicles version, so I think I'm ok passing on this one.

Looks fantastic though!
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:57 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Nov 15 2011, 09:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just reviewed "Atragon".

It wasn't nearly the jingoistic bit of nationalism I remember it being when I first watched it, or how a lot of reviews make it out to be. As a matter of fact, it had a very progressive theme supporting globalization and urging old timers to let go of their grip on the long-gone Japanese Empire.

It was a very fascinating piece of political and social commentary on par with the original "Godzilla".

But MAN was it boring. And Manda doesn't do crap in the thing.

This is one of those movies that goes in and out of my amazon cart all the time. I knew Manda was a very minor part of the movie, but sometimes I don't need the kaiju because I like all the other Toho effects like in Mysterians and Battle in Outer Space. Your post isn't helping me decide. icon-fire.gif I kind of feel like I have to watch it because its a Toho flick.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:46 PM

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For Manda toy owners, I have a query:

How do they handle Manda's serpentine articulation beyond "bendy"? Does he have just, like, a million ratcheting notches comprising his whole body?

Generally, Manda figures feature no articulation. I think the most he's ever had was some of the retro designed vinyls had the legs move, but that's it.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 05:22 PM

QUOTE(Shanghai @ Nov 16 2011, 02:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Nov 15 2011, 05:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For Manda toy owners, I have a query:

How do they handle Manda's serpentine articulation beyond "bendy"? Does he have just, like, a million ratcheting notches comprising his whole body?

Generally, Manda figures feature no articulation. I think the most he's ever had was some of the retro designed vinyls had the legs move, but that's it.

Manda would make for an ideal Revoltech figure, if they were able to effectively hide the segmentation of the articulation of course. I was always curious if a Ghidorah with revoltech joints in the necks would have really worked on a visual aesthetic basis.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 12:58 AM

QUOTE(Alpha Omega Trion Supreme @ Nov 16 2011, 05:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Shanghai @ Nov 16 2011, 02:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Nov 15 2011, 05:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For Manda toy owners, I have a query:

How do they handle Manda's serpentine articulation beyond "bendy"? Does he have just, like, a million ratcheting notches comprising his whole body?

Generally, Manda figures feature no articulation. I think the most he's ever had was some of the retro designed vinyls had the legs move, but that's it.

Manda would make for an ideal Revoltech figure, if they were able to effectively hide the segmentation of the articulation of course. I was always curious if a Ghidorah with revoltech joints in the necks would have really worked on a visual aesthetic basis.

I imagine you'd either be sacrificing sculpt or articulation for Manda.

I myself wouldn't mind a massively segmented Manda, but you know how anal some fans can be. Hell, the S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla was getting crapped on by some people because the Heisei suit was so stiff and bulky that having so much articulation was inaccurate to the source material.

#27 Alpha Omega Trion Supreme

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:18 PM

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Well, "gotta have it cuz its Toho" is the only reason I own stuff like "H-Man", "War in Space", "Battle in Outer Space" and so-on, so I'm in the same boat.

However, if you're interested in a movie featuring ray-guns that turn people into matte paintings, then "Atragon" is the flick for YOU!

I gave in. I was on Amazon browsing, loaded it up, and they told me that they only had 1 left in stock which was enough to push the impulse button. Also ordered "Gorgo - Widescreen Destruction Edition" and a Sci-Fi Double Feature that has "Them" and "Beast from 20,000 Fathoms". I"m a Harryhausen nut so Beast had my interest, plus my co-worker and I were *just* talking about "Them" only a day or two ago, so that sealed the deal. I hate how Amazon suggests movies after you place something in your cart. icon-hotrod.gif

Btw, Gigan has made the 2011 Worst Toys list!

http://toysafety.org...ist_index.shtml

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Price: $22.99
Manufacturer or Distributor: Bandai
Purchased: Toys R US
Age Recommendation: ?4+?
Warnings: ?WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD ? Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.?

HAZARD: POTENTIAL FOR IMPACT AND PUNCTURE WOUND INJURIES!



W.A.T.C.H. OUT! This ?12[-inch] Classic Godzilla Figure?, referenced on the packaging as the character ?Gigan?, features rigid, pointed fins and wings, as well as sharp, dagger-like attachments on its arms. Such unforgiving, plastic protrusions present the potential for penetrating and impact injuries.


Wasn't that the "point"? icon-arcee.gif

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:24 PM

QUOTE(Alpha Omega Trion Supreme @ Nov 18 2011, 05:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
and a Sci-Fi Double Feature that has "Them" and "Beast from 20,000 Fathoms". I"m a Harryhausen nut so Beast had my interest, plus my co-worker and I were *just* talking about "Them" only a day or two ago, so that sealed the deal.


I have that set! Beast is nothing special (other than Harryhausen's usual awesome movie magic) but Them is one of my favorite monster movies. Especially at the beginning, the mood that film sets is superb.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:50 AM

Godzilla Monster-arts photo reviews are starting to pop up

http://blog.livedoor...s/51785648.html

looks cool but so tiny

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:54 AM

Yeah, rather unfortunate, since it appears to be a bit smaller than the Ultra-Act figures.

That said, not like he's Revoltech Heisei Gamera tiny, still a nice size, not too big, but not too small.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:56 AM

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10156814 still in stock as well if anyone wants

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 07:54 AM

QUOTE(Shanghai @ Nov 19 2011, 01:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, rather unfortunate, since it appears to be a bit smaller than the Ultra-Act figures.

That said, not like he's Revoltech Heisei Gamera tiny, still a nice size, not too big, but not too small.

Speaking of which, there's a product link at that Godzilla Monster Arts amazon.jp link that shows the Gamera 2 Heisei Revoltech. First I've seen pics of it. It comes with Legion bugs too.

http://www.amazon.co...2F51785648.html

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 03:02 AM

Any idea where I could get either some tiny plastic buildings or print papercraft ones for my Revoltechs to smash?

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 09:02 PM

The Gigan figure from the recent Godzilla toy line has just been named as one of the 10 most dangerous toys of 2011.

The page with the list is up, but the individual pages noting why they're deemed dangerous don't seem to be working.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 12:14 AM

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Anybody ever do this?

I was trying to get "Battle in Outer Space" out of the DVD case today, but it was stuck on teh ring really tight. I gently tried to get it out while pressing on the ring and SNAP. Disk broke clean in two.

NEVER had that happen to me before. It sucked.

Bought another set of "Icons of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection" off Amazon; which sucks, because my copies of "Mothra" and "H-Man" are fine.

BAH! At least it was only $13 bucks for another copy, but I can't believe I did that...

Never had it happen, but I'm overly careful with those things.

Some companies loved to be a pain in the ass with their discs.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:46 AM

QUOTE(Shanghai @ Nov 22 2011, 11:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Nov 22 2011, 05:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anybody ever do this?

I was trying to get "Battle in Outer Space" out of the DVD case today, but it was stuck on teh ring really tight. I gently tried to get it out while pressing on the ring and SNAP. Disk broke clean in two.

NEVER had that happen to me before. It sucked.

Bought another set of "Icons of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection" off Amazon; which sucks, because my copies of "Mothra" and "H-Man" are fine.

BAH! At least it was only $13 bucks for another copy, but I can't believe I did that...

Never had it happen, but I'm overly careful with those things.

Some companies loved to be a pain in the ass with their discs.


Early copies of "Command & Conquer: The First Decade" had the two disks in the set stuffed onto a spindle big enough for six.

The only way to get either of the disks out from off that thing was to flex them, leading to a situation in which my game disk was cracking to the point that entire sectors could no longer be read.

I had to shell out another $20 to get a new copy of the game.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:53 AM

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The Gigan figure from the recent Godzilla toy line has just been named as one of the 10 most dangerous toys of 2011.

The page with the list is up, but the individual pages noting why they're deemed dangerous don't seem to be working.


Bandwidth limit exceeded. Haven't seen THAT in a while. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:17 AM



This is going to be so expensive.

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 10:59 PM

Better pic:



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That is really fracking nice. I'm not a fan of Heisei generally, but this is going to be hard to pass up.

Edited by Alpha Omega Trion Supreme, 25 November 2011 - 11:02 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2011 - 01:58 AM

The neck joints are really well hidden, if I'm seeing them correctly.

Also nice that all three seem to be in general scale with each other.



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