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@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 07:28 PM)

Stupid, delicious Ben & Jerry's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 06:42 PM)

Ahh. I remember watching Bubblegum Crisis 2020 or whatever.

@  Dekafox : (21 February 2020 - 06:25 PM)

Next you'll say they have Dominion Tank Police and L.I.L.Y.Cat

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2020 - 06:06 PM)

Bubblegum Crisis, going by several shouts down.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 05:38 PM)

BGC?

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Enjoy the fudgy icing of this Hostess Cup Cake!

@  Telly : (21 February 2020 - 02:31 PM)

harlock is on tubi as well. not dubbed though :(

@  Rhinox42 : (21 February 2020 - 01:19 PM)

Blugh, the english dub of BGC is atrocious.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I might need to update my software, or they face regional limitations, cause I found no evidence of either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 10:31 PM)

DUDE! Starcom and COPS are on Tubi too!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 09:29 PM)

Spiffy! The english dub of Bubblegum Crisis on Tubi. It's gotten so hard to find these oldies on modern streaming services.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:44 PM)

And now I know and now I know and now I know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:31 PM)

Oh, oh, people can you hear me? People can you hear me? People can you hear me?

@  Echowarrior : (20 February 2020 - 06:39 PM)

Let me go-o-o-o!

@  Telly : (20 February 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Galileo Galileo!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Very very fright-ning me!

@  Sabrblade : (20 February 2020 - 04:02 PM)

*thunder and lightning*

@  ▲ndrusi : (20 February 2020 - 03:46 PM)

Ah, ah, ah!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 03:33 PM)

Already did. It didn't take long.

@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.

@  Telly : (16 February 2020 - 03:47 PM)

its like that scene in commando. the bad guy has to get to a phone to call the big bad to tell him arnold isnt on the plane. that wouldnt happen today

@  Rycochet : (16 February 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Watching early episodes of the x-files will make you feel super old once you start to notice the techology they use, and the technology they lack.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM)

This guy.


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#4001 HellCat

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 03:33 PM

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 03:03 AM

Wonder Festival announcements were a bit heavier on articulated figures than I expected.

Like, I can't say I expected to see this in 2019:

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Robot model kits from Raijin-oh, which doesn't seem like a big name series:

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There were still a bunch of not-so-surprising ones like more Kancolle.

Not sure if this guy was expected:

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On a more personal note,

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Kinda hurts that they announced two Kadokawa LN protagonists voiced by Aoi Yuuki, but not the one I actually want.

I already listed the Fate ones in the Grand Order thread.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 04:01 AM

Isn't Kill la Kill being mined for nostalgia because Trigger are hard up for money?

I mean we're apparently getting 1/1 figurines of Akane and Rikka.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:35 AM

Hard up as in "We want to make it RAIN money" or actually having fallen on hard times? I doubt it's the latter, since Aniplex probably took the brunt of the FRANXX cost and they just had a hit with GRIDMAN.

 

The 1/1s almost always get made for series that capture the zeitgeist.

 

 

but not the one I actually want.

 

Nobody will ever give you Kino.

 

Actually though in terms of design I don't understand why anybody would want a Boogiepop figma.


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 11:46 PM

Getter Emperor!

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 12:01 AM

The toy version of the Star☆Twinkle PreCure Rhythm Scope is just a giant kaleidoscope shaped thing that makes noises and plays bits of the ED. I genuinely thought it would also be a real kaleidoscope because it seems very fitting for the theme. I mean, it would be unique in the toy marketplace too. Nobody seems to make many kaleidoscopes anymore.

 

I've never been so disappointed in a toy I wasn't even going to get in my whole life.


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Posted 28 February 2019 - 12:43 PM



Bandai put up a video teaser thing for Getter Emperor.

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 04:16 AM

A longtime friend of mine was in Japan last week and he found two more of these little cuties - one of which was a WonFes 2018 exclusive still being sold at an official Kotobukiya store. So now my Gourai squad has become a five-person team. :D

 

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 06:49 PM

On the topic of adorable little Gourais
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Posted 21 March 2019 - 07:50 PM


Stuff for sale; every little bit helps. :) https://www.allspark.com/forums/topic/143212-for-sale-3p-mp-potp-super-sentai-stuff TWITTER: Paladin4221

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 04:36 AM

Keep filling out those NXEDGE surveys. Shortlist is interesting.

Various Gundam Sentinel designs, Rebuild Evas and some misc Gundams (Double X, Moon, V2, Crossbones, G-Self). Also I believe Dunbine, main of FRANXX and Ultraman. The Ultraman prototype they've shown looks good so here's hoping.

I keep suggesting stuff like Dai Zyujin, Metal Sonic, Grand Charion, Tetsujin 28 and Mazinger Z.

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 04:45 AM

I keep suggesting stuff like Dai Zyujin, Metal Sonic, Grand Charion, Tetsujin 28 and Mazinger Z.

If NXEdges are the same height as Figuarts Mario, it may be the right line to bring Sonic characters into where they can maintain Sonic's series-accurate proportions without compromising durability.



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Posted 30 March 2019 - 08:56 AM

 

I keep suggesting stuff like Dai Zyujin, Metal Sonic, Grand Charion, Tetsujin 28 and Mazinger Z.

If NXEdges are the same height as Figuarts Mario, it may be the right line to bring Sonic characters into where they can maintain Sonic's series-accurate proportions without compromising durability.

 

Don't think Bandai would go for it, sadly. Sonic isn't nearly as popular in Japan as he is in the West. Series they've done so far.

 

Zeta Gundam (1)

Gundam Sentinel (2)

Gundam: Beltochika's Children (2)

Gundam SEED Destiny (3, 4 if you count the Strike Freedom repaint)

Gundam SEED Astray (3)

Gundam Unicorn (2)

Gundam 00 (3)

Crossbone Gundam (2)

Gundam IBO (3)

Mazinkaiser (1)

GaoGaiGar (1)

Megaman X (2)

Digimon (3)

Evangelion (4)

Rebuild of Evangelion (4)

Mashin Wataru (5)

Code Geass (1)

 

There is the factor that based on some info NXEDGE do well in Hong Kong, with Bandai apparently now targeting that region more. The Wataru focus also has something to do with Wataru not selling as well as hoped in RD form so they shunted it over to a cheaper line.

 

To be honest with the line being focused on mecha/robots/androids I figured Metal Sonic would fit in well with the line's style. Too many Sonic figures look ugly when they add articulation but Metal is already designed with it in mind. Give him maybe jet engine and laser effect parts and he could look pretty sweet on a base hovering. 



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Posted 14 April 2019 - 08:34 AM

MegaHouse Acti-builder Gridman complete set arrived....oh dear.

 

There are two versions of this being released, one by MegaHouse and the other by GoodSmile. I have several MH fixed pose figurines so was willing to give this a shot. The results are not impressive. Gridman himself has fairly muddy paint and the support vehicles have a thinly applied black wash which comes off as half done rather than accenting the detail. You can also combine the support vehicles into their non-Gridman combination but the Goodsmile one looks way better. Some assembly is required, mostly removing panels and cables from kit runners.

 

The box has a flap which reveals a window view of the set. You also get some trading cards of the 5 characters but these are tiny one sided things printed on cheap card and really not worth keeping



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Posted 04 May 2019 - 08:21 AM

Anyone know any good proxy services? There's an exclusive Dragon Ball Adverge set based on the Broly movie coming from P-Bandai. Tried numerous times asking Nippon Yasan if they'll take orders for it. The pre-order page on Bandai's end is live but N-Y are being very unhelpful. Given there's a limited order window, hoping there's other services which can actually help.



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Posted 30 May 2019 - 12:16 AM

Have you tried CDJ's proxy service? I've only used it a few times but it worked out pretty well (even if it costs more than I thought it would).

 

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The latest Symphogear Acryl stands are all wearing Chinese style dresses. I wonder if this is an indication of anything coming from XV or just a bit of fun. I can't tell if Maria is holding something or she just looks like she should be.


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Posted 30 May 2019 - 01:52 AM

Next seasons enemy is invisible pianos

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 09:52 PM


Well then.

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 08:56 AM

What's the best means of getting Tamashii Nations Tokyo exclusives? They're doing a recolour of the NXEDGE Style Hi-Nu Gundam I'd like to buy given I'm a completist. Nippon Yasan are proving useless (still reply to my emails now with "Thanks for contacting us. We look forward to hearing from you!")





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