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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.

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

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#5641 PlutoniumBoss

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 06:58 PM


Edited by PlutoniumBoss, 01 November 2018 - 06:59 PM.

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 06:43 AM

Okay - I've officially been working too much lately.

This morning, I found the measuring cup that I use to scoop my dog's food in the kitchen dust bin.  I apparently threw it away after scooping out his dinner when I got home late last night.

...and I found bag 11 mixed in with all of the empty bags that had contained bags 1-10.

 

To Mattel/Mega's credit, they did offer to have me return the entire set and receive another one.  Not crazy about mailing back the whole set, especially after sinking a couple of hours into building it so I'm glad to have found the "missing" bag.

 

It's been a long week.  hug.


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 03:36 PM

And it's done.


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 10:52 PM

Well, this is kind of sad, but I think I'm skipping this year's holiday set.

I mean... Santa's House, absolutely. The workshop? Down for that. Christmas train! Well, okay, cash in on the Tom Hanks Is Everything And Everyone On This Train movie. Train Station! Okay, well, it hooks into the rail loop, I guess-

Fire Station!

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 03:10 PM

I picked up the Ninjgo Throne Room kit, nice little build, I rather liked it, just got to find a character I think more suited to sitting on the throne, also got a lego city air show plane, much smaller than the kit with the hanger but still a desent build, I'm pleased with that one!


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 12:49 AM

Got a few MyBuild mech suit sets from Amazon this week, built one tonight.

 

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Brick quality is okay, but some of them hold more loosely than I'd like (and more loosely than some of the single stud connections can withstand).  Comes with a couple sprues of extra weapons that the minifig can't carry while in the mech.  The core skeleton frame manages to get by with only six unique new pieces (the torso, shoulder/foot pieces, thigh pieces, elbow/knee pieces, and pieces that work as upper arms, lower arms, and shins).  $18-21 per set with free shipping is definitely worth picking up at least a few.  (The other two I got turn out to be inspired by "All You Need Is Kill," the Japanese light novel/manga that was used as the basis for that Tom Cruise time loop warfare movie.)

 

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 06:15 PM

I made some changes to the Lance mech suit, mainly the arm that holds the lance, I turn the arm into the lance, replacing the hand, it looks so much better and more fitting for a guy who uses lances as a weapon, other wise, he might as well be Clay with a long thin sword!


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Posted 15 December 2018 - 10:39 PM

I picked up the Ninjgo Throne Room kit, nice little build, I rather liked it, just got to find a character I think more suited to sitting on the throne, also got a lego city air show plane, much smaller than the kit with the hanger but still a desent build, I'm pleased with that one!

 

I just bought the throne room set.  Ultimately, I decided on Garmadon in his pyjamas, bowl, and spoon because it just seemed appropriate.

For $16, it was a great way to get a very nice complement of minifigures.



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Posted 16 December 2018 - 01:04 AM

Both the Rita and Keiji armors from MyBuild are higher quality than the Base Defender.  I think they may have cut some corners on the Base Defender to offer a minifigure and accessories while holding the price down.

 

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 01:45 PM

Gonna ruin it for everyone, but

Day 13 of the City Advent calendar

'Young girl with ice cream'

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 06:23 PM

I've been working on the Ninjago City Docks for almost a month now, and I still cannot find the motivation to finish it.

It's not to say that it's a bad model per se or the construction techniques are boring.  There have been some serious "ah-ha" moments when I thought a build was not going in the right direction.  It also combines with the Ninjago City set from last year - I hope they continue this trend like the Creator Modular line.

 

...but yeah.  I've got three bags' worth of steps to do, and I find myself putting it off indefinitely.

It almost feels like studying in college - I keep finding reasons not to do it, and at some point, I'm going to have to make myself get it done.

 

Pretty sure that's not how a (super-pricey) LEGO set should make you feel.

 

I think part of the problem is that I have the partially completed model ($230) adjoined to the Ninjago City set ($299), and I am not seeing a $70 gap in value between them.  Ninjago City is infinitely more interesting and impressive.  Heck, the old $150 Creator Modular City components have more presence and splendour.

 

Maybe if the designer had kept the build confined to a single baseplate, this would have given the build more height?

 

And of course, the amount of space devoted to the water-way, while aesthetically pleasing, does hamper the extent of the actual builds.  This was a detracting point of Ninjago City as well, which is, effectively, 3/4ths of an actual building.

 

The docks feel like 1/2 of a building and then stretched across the additional 1/2 baseplate.


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Posted 17 December 2018 - 06:46 PM

A while ago, I got Vader's Castle but I've not been motivated to carry on building after I done the tie fighter, it might because of work but there is the added pressure of Christmas shopping (driving me insane, AGAIN!!), so I just not really been motivated to work on it, I've been doing my Lego city Advent calander for this year but not Vader's castle, I'll get to it, evenly!


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 01:25 PM

Is anyone else disappointed with this year's Star Wars Advent Calendar thus far?


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 04:59 PM


I love that i had Freemaker characters in it. And it's nice to see cool newer characters like Rose and the Guavan Deathgang guy, but I'm a bit underwhelmed by most of the mini-kit builds. Cloud city was a neat idea though.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 06:46 PM

I'm a bit disappointed in the scattershot feel.  I liked how the previous ones would have reliable 2-4 day runs of a single setting/movie/etc.  The closest we've gotten so far this year is that the Rathtar and one of its meals appear back to back.

 

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:30 PM

MEGA Construx Heroes figures are $2.50 each on clearance at my local Wal-Marts. Also, with the stark white faces these guys are tough to photograph. Either I use the flash and it washes out their faces or I turn it off and they blur a little. But with the parts they've given these guys, they knew army building was going to happen. They come with two different guns, two different eyepieces that can be worn on either eye, three different greeble-boxes that can be attached on four different hardpoints, and an arm-hose that can likewise go from either arm to any hardpoint.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 12:25 PM

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Springer? is that you?


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:32 PM

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green/yellow/grey helicopter
3 modes
Springer? is that you?

 

Minus a robot mode, so yeah, kind of!


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 11:01 AM

Kinda like this guy I bought a few years back.

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Sort of a Springer-Bulkhead fusion.



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 08:19 PM

That this combination of vehicles and colors keeps coming up by chance seems like an unlikely coincidence.


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