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@  Nevermore : (25 May 2019 - 05:09 PM)

Oooookay, Babylon Berlin. That's gotta be Plot Convenient News Urgent Edition or something.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 May 2019 - 12:03 PM)

I had no idea the beeb was renting out the dr.who writting staff to hollywood.

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 May 2019 - 11:50 AM)

A poodle, some clouds, and a giant drop of water

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 May 2019 - 05:53 AM)

Was that the one where he fights gamma mutant poodles?

@  unluckiness : (25 May 2019 - 03:14 AM)

The CG in that movie was fantastic. Shame Donkey and Fiona were written out of the movie though.

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 May 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Don't worry, though. Ang Lee's Hulk has made it, so if physical media goes this year we can all die happy

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 May 2019 - 01:12 AM)

It's not on 4K yet. Sure would be nice, though

@  Pennpenn : (25 May 2019 - 12:56 AM)

Probably, when I remember to.

@  Telly : (24 May 2019 - 11:11 PM)

you should buy it on bluray or 4k

@  Pennpenn : (24 May 2019 - 09:56 PM)

It's still not up on netflix. Bah!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 May 2019 - 03:26 PM)

We named the dog "Indiana".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 May 2019 - 03:25 PM)

Happy 30 years to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade!

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2019 - 01:35 PM)

Truly they are the compleat package.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 May 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Made from the metallized ashes of their previous enemies.

@  MEDdMI : (24 May 2019 - 07:40 AM)

They fight you with sparkles.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2019 - 03:40 AM)

Phyrexians are the bishie-est.

@  unluckiness : (24 May 2019 - 12:29 AM)

That's why they always wear long sleeved shirts and long pants

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2019 - 11:36 PM)

Everybody knows the most bishie thing about any bishie is his exposed sinew.

@  MEDdMI : (23 May 2019 - 10:04 PM)

*looks up the humanoid slivers* ...really? People were calling those bishies?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 May 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Have they made a sliver planeswalker yet?

@  RichardT1977 : (23 May 2019 - 10:29 AM)

"DECOMPOSE!"

@  Paladin : (23 May 2019 - 06:29 AM)

will they next evolve into Inhumanoids?

@  Ashley : (23 May 2019 - 02:42 AM)

the original slivers were spikey monsters. then the evolved into humanoids. now they're back to spikey bug monsters.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

They haven't necessarily looped yet. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?


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#1981 Dake

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 02:44 PM

If that was a dozen 4" BS Roses I'd spring for it. Totally handy custom fodder there!


 
 
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#1982 Mouse_Pad

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 03:25 PM

According to Yakface.com:

 

Tomorrow, Hasbro will be revealing details for a new line of “retro” figures designed to match the original Kenner figures. Stay tuned for full details tomorrow.

 

Why?  Aren't the 5POA main-line figures retro enough?  Is there a market for figures that have poor articulation and also look bad?



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Posted 15 February 2019 - 06:49 PM

You see how many ReAction lines Super7 is supporting?

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:28 PM

And then there's the Gentle Giant oversized retro figures.

Fools and their money...

That being said, it'd be interesting if they were filling in gaps in the original toy line.

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:38 PM

According to Yakface.com:
 

Tomorrow, Hasbro will be revealing details for a new line of retro figures designed to match the original Kenner figures. Stay tuned for full details tomorrow.

 
Why?  Aren't the 5POA main-line figures retro enough?  Is there a market for figures that have poor articulation and also look bad?

We still get G1 reissues don't we?
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Posted 15 February 2019 - 09:21 PM

This could be an interesting year for Star Wars stuff.  Rumors are that Galaxy of Adventures will be getting a 5" figure line (who know how that will impact the 3.75" stuff).  The Hyperreal series already leaked (and pulled per Hasbro's request), and "Triple Force Friday" is October 4 (same day as on shelf for Frozen 2 march, IIRC).

 

So, this fall could either be the biggest push from Hasbro since 2015...or it'll leave a bad taste as crunch time comes for renewing the license for 2021



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Posted 16 February 2019 - 05:07 PM


That being said, it'd be interesting if they were filling in gaps in the original toy line.

 

My less cynical theory was right! There was never a vintage Tarkin.

 

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:51 PM

I saw Black Series Chopper somewhere on Twitter! Need to complete Rebels!



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Posted 17 February 2019 - 02:39 PM

Yeah - we saw Chopper and Ezra back during (I think) SDCC.


 
 
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Posted 17 February 2019 - 03:52 PM

What! Where the pit was I?! But was the Aphra trio at SDCC black series 6 inch or is that new here?

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 10:04 PM

We'd seen them before too.
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Posted 18 February 2019 - 09:49 PM

Well, after scouring the shops for reasonably priced skiffs a few months ago (and succeeding), Hasbro goes and makes an all new sculpt... Guess I'll buy those too. I'm blown away the new ones are so inexpensive!
 
 
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Posted 19 February 2019 - 01:10 PM

So the retro line is just a few reissues plus a new Tarkin.  I was imagining something more extensive.  I would probably buy that Tarkin if he weren't packed with a board game.



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Posted 21 February 2019 - 05:03 PM

Yeah. It's a thin line to walk there. Always needing to start with the heroes makes it tricky. You figure the least they'd do is the original 12 and the Early Bird stand, then make Tarkin the bonus thirteenth figure.

 

I would actually probably spring for that.


 
 
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Posted 09 March 2019 - 03:56 PM

IT'S HERE! Just some quick pics before I go to work.

 

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And a size comparison with the reigning champion of giant toys.

 

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 05:30 PM

And staffed up. I wasn't going to worry about being too screen accurate. I figured I'd just stick with things I had, or that could be snagged pretty cheap but still fit in the scene like random Cantina aliens.

 

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I'm picking up a more modern Luke, and of course I'll get the 3 pack of guards that's coming out, but otherwise I like that it's not too packed.


 
 
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Posted 25 April 2019 - 06:45 AM

I've been hoping to find the Black Series 6" Battle Droid at Walmart, since all my local Wal-Marts have the line marked down to $15.XX.  But all my local Walmarts have pegs full of the last wave.  One of them was remodeling and they were my last hope, but they just put out a fresh case of the previous wave.

I don't follow Star Wars toys too closely, am I better off just ordering from Hasbro Pulse or is there still some time before the next Black Series wave?



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Posted 25 April 2019 - 09:37 AM

I basically never count on finding new Black Series 6" on store pegs. It's a losing gamble.


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Posted 25 April 2019 - 10:28 AM

Basically, if there is a Black Series or Vintage figure you REALLY want...you're better off putting in a preorder and pay the extra rather than spend the time, gas, and frustration hounding retail.  I, for example, have never seen anything past Vintage wave 1 in my region.

 

And October 4 is the "the big day".  The launch of Frozen 2 march!  Oh, and is Star Wars "Triple Force Friday".  Press details included the mention of Rise of Skywalker, The Mandalorian, and Galaxy of Heroes toy launches.





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