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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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#41 Waspinator

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:02 PM

I don't think so, but there was a bunch of Warcraft stuff shown at Blizzcon. Oh, and this poll implies more Starcraft ships:

http://blog.megablok...battle-cruiser/

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:47 PM

Went ahead and took advantage of the Mega Blok sale. Got the MegaZord and the Blue Dragon Zord, plus a half off Dragons Universe set, for $53 and free shipping.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 09:07 AM

QUOTE(Smitty @ Nov 25 2011, 05:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


The new Lego MInifig Robot has a big wind-up key in his back!!!! icon-fire.gif Awesome!

Also, who else is going to use one of the Snakemen's head to create Frank from Donnie Darko from Bunnysuit guy? icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 11:35 PM

I finally noticed that my local WM has the random minifigs, so I bought two packs. I got a boxer and a gladiator! Pretty neat. I like all the extra painted details.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 12:11 AM

Anyone else buying the Character Building blindpacks? I'd place them below Mega Blocks in quality, but they're cheap fun.
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 10:02 AM

Yeah, I ended up with all the astronauts in the box the first time I bought a half dozen packs.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 05:49 PM

QUOTE(Dvandom @ Dec 3 2011, 10:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I ended up with all the astronauts in the box the first time I bought a half dozen packs.

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You too? I have two, gave a third to my sister, and just the other day when I was checking out the packs that I got for stocking stuffers felt the backpacks for two more astronauts.

Yikes.

Well, at least I'm pretty much set on them. I got a black ninja, two red ninjas (Jinx!), a construction worker, an army guy (Bob's gonna fight my Weeping Angel!), a special forces guy (might switch the pants with the army guy to make a Flint), a knight, and the two astronauts. I might still try for a zombie, but I haven't really come across any blind packs that have felt like him.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:13 AM

I'm not sure if the Rattlecopter is awesome, hilarious, or both:
http://www.brickset....ail/?set=9443-1

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 10:38 AM

Snowshoe Jetpack!
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:57 PM

I forget the name, but the bigger vehicle is actually a giant version of those "flip over to make it another car" toys. So far I've only seen that and the Rattlecopter in stores, though, none of the smaller sets yet.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 07:17 PM

QUOTE(Waspinator @ Dec 5 2011, 04:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not sure if the Rattlecopter is awesome, hilarious, or both:
http://www.brickset....ail/?set=9443-1


Oh hey, it's Snaketocopter!

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 07:19 PM

I need the Rattlecopter. It's so awesome.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:15 PM

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/12/05/mojang-h...inecraft-legos/

"Mojang has officially begun courting a relationship with LEGO, with the ultimate goal of creating an official Minecraft set of the popular building blocks. The company announced the initiative on Cuusoo, a site devoted to helping amateur (plastic) bricklayers make a connection with the LEGO company.

The concept is simple, builders propose an idea for a LEGO set and, should said idea gain 10,000 supporters, it will be reviewed officially by LEGO. If LEGO decides to produce the set, the project's creator will receive a royalty. Should the Minecraft set reach production, Mojang has promised to donate its royalty to charity. The project is well on its way to an official review, with nearly 1,000 supporters, though Mojang's Daniel Kaplan tweeted that the company is also "working directly with LEGO" to make the project a reality.

Far be it from us to point out the obvious, but wouldn't Minecraft LEGOs just be ... LEGOs?"

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:24 PM

So it'd be what..a set of 2x2 square bricks with different painted textures, some tools, a square-headed minifig, and maybe a creeper? I'd probably buy it icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 11:57 PM

I'd assume they would include some custom parts to make "Steve" and a creeper or something.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:32 PM

Just built the Blue Dragon Folding Zord set (PRSamurai Mega Bloks). It's...okay. Pretty solid in the pieces, although the joints are a bit iffy.

There's a second model shown on the package, but A) there's no instructions for it in the box (not exactly a dealbreaker, mind you) and B) there's two dozen pieces that aren't even used in the main model, just there for the second one.

My biggest objection, though, is that they break the cardinal rule of stickers: the stickers cross many pieces, making it so that you can't disassemble the model if you put the stickers on.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:46 PM

Go to the crafts store and buy a scalpel. Use that to cut the stickers. It's not a perfect solution, but short of not applying stickers... I dunno.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:55 PM

Oh, I have plenty of sharp enough blades. But designing it to put stickers on the sides of stacks of thin panels? Bad design. Better would have been to lose the second-model pieces, put on some flat panels and side-peg pieces so that you could mount the stickers on flats hanging from the sides.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 08:18 PM

Okay, I built the MegaZord. Took two hours, and the stickers were just as bad. At least most of them go on flat panels, and just needed to be cut into 3-5 pieces each. The ones on the sides of the legs I left off, since they'd need to go into a dozen or so pieces each. There's enough leftover pieces to make a kibble jet, but neither of the alternative models is worth bothering (and both require removing stickers from even the flats). Oh, and there's the occasional color error in the instructions.

The final result is pretty nice, although the ball joints aren't stiff enough even with the rubber cups stuck into them. I might take them out and stick something behind each to increase the pressure. While chunky, the nine large ball joints do allow for pretty good articulation.

Worth $35? All in all, probably not. But a nice break from a day of grading.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 08:32 PM

Those sticker problems sound like a deal breaker. From what I've seen in-store on packaging, they're doing some smaller sets of a figure plus control console. I might just get those to get the figures and forget about the larger sets.



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