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@  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.

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 02:11 PM)

Just like how TRON and Captain N are early examples of "getting transported into a video game"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2019 - 02:07 PM)

That would explain why it's so common for isekai settings to be blatantly RPG-inspired.

@  Arazyr : (14 January 2019 - 01:42 PM)

Would the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon count as isekai? 8^)

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 12:06 PM)

I am in the exceedingly unpleasant position of knowing what you're talking about

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 12:05 PM)

So I'll just say I can consume the series without endorsing the real-life lie that false rape accusations are common and successful.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 12:04 PM)

I would go on to talk about that, but alas, that would spoil significant future story details about the accuser.

@  B-Fox : (14 January 2019 - 12:03 PM)

Shield Hero dared to have a male character falsely accused of rape, right?

@  B-Fox : (14 January 2019 - 12:02 PM)

At least now people will stop shitting on slice-of-life shows....

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 12:01 PM)

listen just because it has shield in its name does not mean you need to ally with it

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 12:01 PM)

oh good lord

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 12:00 PM)

In fact, the Shield Hero series does not portray slavery as a good thing nor keep the initial slave characters down for the count.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 12:00 PM)

If you're referring to The Rising of the Shield Hero, the backlash from some Western fans is misaimed, IMO.

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 11:59 AM)

I wish I was more surprised that "slavery apologetics" is a thing. Still disgusted.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 11:53 AM)

But surely we all know the best isekai is Captain N.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 11:49 AM)

This morning I saw one of my friends express disbelief at having an opportunity to say "yet another slavery apologist isekai"

@  Lancer : (14 January 2019 - 11:21 AM)

Although recently they explicably acquire a harem by purchasing them as slaves, which makes it that much worse

@  Lancer : (14 January 2019 - 11:21 AM)

I think what people hate is the modern trend of isekai taking place in generic-ass fantasy settings with bland, oft-overpowered male protagonists that inexplicably acquire a harem.

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Does Kingdom Hearts count? On the one hand it's a serial world hopping adventure, on the other hand all the worlds are contained within the same overworld that the characters have always been in, just unaware of.


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#1 Dake

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:58 PM

Amazon's got the deal and it's a good one! I've been waiting for this to go on sale. As much as I love the shuttle, I was not a fan of the changes they made to make it a playset (such as non-retractable landing gear). That being said, 35 bucks with free shipping is hard to beat and I snagged one quick.

Unfortunately, this is the first Star Wars toy I've bought in months now - and unless those Republic Artillery cannons finally appear (never seen one in the wild - though Amazon has them for 30 bucks) it's likely to be the last. I couldn't even bring myself to buy the new Target Tauntaun.


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Posted 06 December 2011 - 12:54 AM

I did find the new Walmart pair of mini-rigs yesterday, which was a surprise. Didn't even remember that they were coming out, much less that they'd been released. Spotted the Vintage wave with the SDCC guys, too.

I saw the artillery cannon once, but it was at TRU and I held off to find it cheaper elsewhere. MORE FOOL I.

(Still no Chewbacca. Maddening.)
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:20 PM

QUOTE(SwiftEagle @ Dec 5 2011, 11:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I saw the artillery cannon once, but it was at TRU and I held off to find it cheaper elsewhere. MORE FOOL I.

I'm convinced it has to show up eventually. I think it's in the case with the Mandalorian Gunship so... we'll see I guess.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:27 PM

I believe both the Gunship and the Canon will ship into the new year.

I may need some help finding the Y-Wing Scout minirig? It disappeared fast, and isn't scheduled to ship again.

Edited by Nanite, 06 December 2011 - 01:30 PM.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:32 PM

About Taun-Tauns: the set with Han and a Rebel trooper is a better deal than the standalone Taun-Taun.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:36 PM

Yes it is. But sadly, some are compelled to get both Han's and Luke's.
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 04:50 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Dec 6 2011, 12:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I may need some help finding the Y-Wing Scout minirig? It disappeared fast, and isn't scheduled to ship again.

I've seen it once only and snagged it then. Maybe they'll show up in greater numbers as old stock is cleared out too.
 
 
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:57 PM

Looks like the UK Toy Fair spilled the beans on Hasbro's next big vehicle - the MTT.



This is quite the gamble on their part. I know there has been a collector clamor for this ever since TPM first came out, but it still seems surprising they went for it. I have to say I doubt I'll spring full price for it myself. It's neat, but not that neat... I'm more excited for the Avengers helicarrier honestly.
 
 
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:58 PM

Wait

twenty

it has twenty droids in it?!


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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:59 PM

Twenty droids?! I'm... sorely tempted.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:00 PM

QUOTE(Hora Hora @ Jan 24 2012, 10:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wait

twenty

it has twenty droids in it?!

Supposedly it's a bait and switch. Only four are regular droids and the remaining sixteen are molded in the storage mode.

This does possibly explain why the new sculpt, collapsible battle droids are significantly shorter though. Just think, you'll be able to fill it up with regular droids for only an additional 150 bucks or so!

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#12 Esser-Z

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:01 PM

What? Laaame.

"Battle-ready" implies they're all full figures to me, but...

Edited by Esser-Z, 24 January 2012 - 11:02 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:02 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jan 25 2012, 02:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Hora Hora @ Jan 24 2012, 10:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wait

twenty

it has twenty droids in it?!

Supposedly it's a bait and switch. Only four are regular droids and the remaining sixteen are molded in the storage mold.


Oh to hell with that then.

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#14 Esser-Z

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:04 PM

I'd be seriously tempted to buy it if does come with 20 droid figures. Instant army my other toys could fight, with vehicle! That just tickles the kid in me.

If it doesn't, though, I'll definitely not be interested.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:14 PM

QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Jan 24 2012, 11:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd be seriously tempted to buy it if does come with 20 droid figures. Instant army my other toys could fight, with vehicle! That just tickles the kid in me.

If it doesn't, though, I'll definitely not be interested.


Yeah, I'd be more surprised if it did come with all those figs though. I assume this is going to be a hundred bucks at least already, and that many figures would easily add another fifty to seventy five or so.

The shame is, it's not like a Rebel Transport or something that can double as a carrying case. This can only store a bunch of one type of figure.

 
 
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:41 AM

Yakface.com is reporting this will likely be a Target Exclusive, DPCI is 087-06-0846 and a price of 129.99. Well, at least we know it will go on sale - if this was a TRU exclusive it would have cost thirty dollars more AND been on shelves for five years.
 
 
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:25 AM

I kinda want that MTT, I always thought was such a cool looking vehicle.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:26 AM

Yeah, the MTT is a really cool vehicle design. And like I said, if it really does come with a pre-assembled army... well. I always want generics for my robots to fight...

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:29 AM

I have no idea who Shae Vizla is (well, other than deducing she's an ancestor of the Pre Vizla), but that proto they showed of her looks pretty cool.

I don't think I need another Nikto or Force Unleashed guy though.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:13 PM

Do you think Hasbro will ever make a new X-Wing toy (to scale with the figures, of course)? How many more years can they milk that old mold?



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