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@  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.

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

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

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#21 NightViper

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 10:49 AM

QUOTE(Dvandom @ Nov 15 2011, 09:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I fail at Doctor Who blind bags. I went through all the ones at the local Hastings (they now have the bags for $4 each) and was sure I'd gotten some Daleks. Instead, I got the Doctor, a Silent, and THREE Amy Ponds (all the common version). Since I already had a Doctor and an Amy from an Amazon purchase, not exactly the result I was hoping for.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:06 AM









SPECIAL WEAPONS DALEK?

SPECIAL WEAPONS DALEK?!

I LAUGH AT SPECIAL WEAPONS DALEK!


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Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:53 AM

Someone probably beat me to the Dalek(s) in the case, then, since nothing stood out as being obviously beefy. I think I was mistaking Amy's hair for a Dalek torso.

Tempted to try popping off the face of one of my astronauts and sculpting a female one for River.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:19 PM

I thought about asking my family to hook me up with the Target Black Friday sale of the Scorpion Pyramid for $65, but then I realised that it can be had for $72 on Amazon right now, which is about the same price as Target after tax - only w/o hassling my family to get up and brave the horde.

So there's an option for those of you who can't or don't want to go out early on Black Friday.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:43 PM

QUOTE(Dvandom @ Nov 15 2011, 11:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Someone probably beat me to the Dalek(s) in the case, then, since nothing stood out as being obviously beefy.


That's what happened the first time I found a case of series 1 (at Fan-Expo in Toronto). All of the Daleks were gone, but I didn't know that. So I spent all that time looking for the largest pieces in the bags. I ended up with a few Doctors, an Angel, an a couple of the lizards. After that case sold out, they set out a fresh case. I picked up a bag and...it was a Dalek. There was absolutely no confusing it with any of the others.

Kinda makes you feel a bit foolish when you do finally come across one.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 01:43 PM

Like NightViper said, there's no mistaking a Dalek once you've found one. The large solid "skirt" bit with the rows of bumps is a dead giveaway.

One advantage of these figures being Lego style is that you can mix and match the parts if you get multiples. For example, put a Rory head on a Roman Auton's body and you've got a cheap alternative to the Rory chase figure.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 04:59 PM

Put Rory's head on Amy's body and you have an "Experimentation Phase" Rory variant!

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 07:31 AM

Just found out Lego Universe is ending in two months (I'm behind apparently). That's a shame. The free area was really fun. (And apparently was quite popular) but apparently not enough of those people felt like going on to the full pay experience. Which is understandable.

Me and my son really loved the free area but a monthly fee was just a bit too much to ask for a Lego RPG. Still surprised they're right out shutting it down rather than try a transaction free to play format or something. I'm a little sorry to see it go as I always hopped to play it some more somewhere down the line.

Ah well


-ZacWilliam, giving it its own Lego toy imprint and kits maybe sold with free game hours might have helped them...

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#29 Esser-Z

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:04 AM

Picked up the Alien Abduction set. Love the abduction gimmick it has. Amazingly clever use of rubber parts.

I also have the jet copter and amazingly awesome big mobile HQ put away for Christmas. Can't wait to build the HQ vehicle. It looks like one of the best sets I've seen in a long time.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 01:07 PM

Yeah, amongst a bunch of other sets, I've got Alien Conquest HQ and its predecessor, Agents Mission 6 Command Centre waiting for when I get home. Definitely looking forward to assembling those monsters. It's going to be a Lego-overload.

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 11:16 AM

hugging awesome!

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#32 Esser-Z

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 12:20 PM

Those're pretty cool. I'm mostly interested in the Joker because he has PURPLE. GLORIOUS PURPLE.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 06:48 PM

The think I don't get is Batman's cape, or lack there of. They could have used the wings from the Bionicle Phantoka sets and made something 10 time better.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 07:23 PM

So, browsing leaked 2012 set information, one set name jumped out at me. Hulk Helicarrier Breakout. LEGO HELICARRIER. That name better be correct. That could very well be super awesome.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:05 PM

QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Nov 26 2011, 07:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, browsing leaked 2012 set information, one set name jumped out at me. Hulk Helicarrier Breakout. LEGO HELICARRIER. That name better be correct. That could very well be super awesome.


I'd say chances are good it's not the whole helicarrier. Likely it's just whatever cell Banner is kept in on the carrier, with smash away doors.


-ZacWilliam full helicarrier set would be awesome but huge...
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 09:29 PM

Well, I'd not expect a full, minifig scale one. But a big flying carrier of some kind would be awesome.

You're probably right, though. icon-screamer.gif

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 01:52 AM

It's priced below the Quinjet chase set. But that price is also $99 and well enough for a base or large vehicle.

So it might turn out kind of super deformed but be a well enough approximation.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:45 PM

Power Rangers Samurai Mega Bloks:
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:48 PM

They're not going to use their awesome mini-action-figures for this? That kinda sucks.

Ah well, I don't really like Power Rangers anyways, more money for Starcraft.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:51 PM

QUOTE(Cabooceratops @ Nov 30 2011, 10:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

They're not going to use their awesome mini-action-figures for this? That kinda sucks.

Ah well, I don't really like Power Rangers anyways, more money for Starcraft.





Have we seen anymore more SC Megabloks other than the Battlecrusier?



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