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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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#41 Betty Nor

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 06:28 PM

I found the oddest thing today: Vintage carded Darth Malgus. I don't even know who this is yet - Old Republic maybe? - but damn, he's cool looking.

Anyway, just a head's up since I never knew Bastila was out until she was an eBay exclusive. Good hunting!

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:25 AM

QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Apr 30 2012, 04:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I found the oddest thing today: Vintage carded Darth Malgus. I don't even know who this is yet - Old Republic maybe? - but damn, he's cool looking.

Anyway, just a head's up since I never knew Bastila was out until she was an eBay exclusive. Good hunting!

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And ya he's featured heavily in the story and cinematics of The Old Republic.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:04 AM

Sandtroopers has pics of a new Battlepack with Savage, Cyborg Maul and Nightsister. This is pretty cool; I never saw armored Savage on the old cards and I'm really surprised they've done the Mother!


 
 
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:21 AM

I might have to get that for the armored Savage.

Because that Maul is pretty cool too. The Nightsister Mother I have no strong feelings about though. I suppose it is cool that they made her, but I didn't much care for the Nightsister story arc.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:25 AM

That's one nubby saberstaff Maul has.
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:58 AM

QUOTE(Fishbug @ May 10 2012, 10:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's one nubby saberstaff Maul has.

Yeah it is, didn't notice that before. I wonder if it spins on that little disk? Either way, I've got a spare Maul blade laying around somewhere so that'll get swapped out.
 
 
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:00 PM

Darth Maul returns? Did they use superglue?

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:04 PM

QUOTE(Scavgraphics @ May 10 2012, 03:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Darth Maul returns? Did they use superglue?


Well Lightsabers cauterize. I think it's possible for some species not to have any vital parts below the waist. icon-arcee.gif


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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:35 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ May 10 2012, 04:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Scavgraphics @ May 10 2012, 03:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Darth Maul returns? Did they use superglue?


Well Lightsabers cauterize. I think it's possible for some species not to have any vital parts below the waist. icon-arcee.gif


-ZacWilliam, I'm assuming "The Dark Side did it."

I'm not certain you could really cauterize the large arteries in the lower torso closed. I've got a feeling that it'd be about the same as a lightsaber slicing through a garden hose.

That is, assuming Maul has a human-like circulatory system.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:40 PM

Yeah. We still don't know in the cartoon how he survived - just that he did. I've never read the comic in which he returned, did they explain it there? Anyway yeah... the Force did it or something.
 
 
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#51 MightyMegs

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:58 AM

I love the new Vader, but something about the helmet seemed off. I painted the eye lenses black... what do you think? Better?


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Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:32 AM

I think I haven't found a single new figure since the Phantom Menace wave, and I'm feeling perilously close to dropping this line like a hot potato for the first time since 1978.
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:28 AM

I think on that scale, the black lenses look better. They smokey look just doesn't translate well otherwise.

I've been thankful for the hiatus in the line honestly, gives me a chance to save some money. I bought my first new figure in a while with the clone wars commando Boss - only to get home and realize he was partially gimped without ankles or knees which frankly pisses me off. So, the more they do like that the fewer I buy anyway.

I wonder if the MTT is still even coming out at this rate because I think sales have slowed dramatically based simply on my experiences.
 
 
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#54 Betty Nor

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:02 AM

It's supposed to be ANH Vader so he's supposed to have the doofy coloured lenses.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:04 AM

QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Jun 8 2012, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's supposed to be ANH Vader so he's supposed to have the doofy coloured lenses.

Yeah, but I can't find a single pic or screen shot that looks the way Hasbro painted them.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:13 AM

QUOTE(MightyMegs @ Jun 8 2012, 11:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Jun 8 2012, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's supposed to be ANH Vader so he's supposed to have the doofy coloured lenses.

Yeah, but I can't find a single pic or screen shot that looks the way Hasbro painted them.

The original Vader mask had a smokey, slightly gold tinted lens that showed more or less depending on the angle and lighting (I think Sansweet talked about it in one of his books?). You can kind of see it in This pic.. It's mostly a trick of the light along the same lines as Han's "blue" coat in Empire, which is why I don't think it works well when it's actually painted on. They changed the color of the lenses for Vader's mask in Empire onwards.

Edited by Dake, 08 June 2012 - 11:15 AM.

 
 
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#57 MightyMegs

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:35 PM

The ANH helmet had a red-tint to the lenses, but it's only noticeable in a few shots (blowing up Alderaan, TIE cockpit). The helmet was continually modified throughout filming, and it's unknown if the red lenses were present in every shot.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 05:31 PM

Is it still possibly to use steam to take the blisters off cards without damaging them to much? I want to repaint some Vintage Collection figures, and re-use the cards and bubbles.

Otherwise, kinda kicking myself for not getting the Gen. Craken when I saw him.
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:53 PM

Well, I managed to find the new Captain Rex and CW Obi-Wan today. It says something about the current state of this line that it took me a bit to actually realize I was looking at new figures that I didn't already own.
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