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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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#1961 Powered Convoy

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 11:00 PM

They had two of each character except for Kaz. There was only one of him.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:41 AM

Shoot! Manchester, I assume?


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 01:01 PM

Shoot! Manchester, I assume?

 

Yup.  Same time I picked up Magnus & Shockers.


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 06:33 PM

Meanwhile, East Windsor hasn't put out anything new, and the department manager says it could be two weeks before they reset the shelves.

 

I NEED MY JURASSIC WORLD DINOS


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 06:52 PM


Well that's depressing. East Windsor is a lot closer a run for me than Manchester.

-ZacWilliam, I mean it's like 15 minutes versus 30min so it's not a big deal I guess...
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Posted 09 January 2019 - 08:12 AM

Manchester is about 45 - 50 from me.  We were in town to try a specific food place.

 

Haven't gotten around to opening Torra, due to other new figures.


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 01:23 PM

Sure, but how was the food place?
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Posted 09 January 2019 - 01:45 PM

Sure, but how was the food place?

 

We went to Cheek's Chicken & Waffles.

 

The food was actually quite good for what it was.

 

The place inside is pretty terrible without any heat.  But good chicken.  :D


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 08:33 PM

Maybe we'll check it out one of these days. Thanks!

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 09:10 PM

Walmart put out some of the Galaxy of Adventure figures on clearance.  Worth noting that the store got these BEFORE Christmas, but didn't get them out until the last week.

 

I REALLY dig the design of the packaging.  It's novel, vibrant, and a really nice change from the usual blister packaging.  If it weren't more expensive than the average figure, I'd really dig the assortment.  As is, these first couple of assortments will basically a good chunk of the classic core characters on shelves at the same time.

 

The frustrating thing is...Hasbro and Disney should have had this sort of product readily available for the last few years, in conjunction to the movie stuff.



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:33 PM

Found wave 1 of Resistance figures at Walmart yesterday. Bought Torra Doza.


Finally got there today. They had one of each Kaz, Synara and the 3 First Order guys. No Tora left. I snagged Kaz and Synara.

-ZacWilliam, was tempted by Pyre and the Red Baron but was good because I was also buying Mega Blox Man at Arms and Evilyn and some Botbot singles.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:35 PM

That's probably my fault, sorry -- I picked up one of each on Thursday.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:08 AM

Batteries arrived this week. Charged them, put them in Artoo and..he doesn't work.

 

At start up he's supposed to move forward an inch, rotate the dome, whistle and turn lights on. Mine moves forward, doesn't rotate, makes the noise and then achieves a red light.

 

The kinda good thing is apparently this is a problem a lot of people are having. The publisher isn't being too helpful but seem to believe it's the board I mentioned, the one which must not be statically charged in anyway.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:53 AM

Yeesh. The only thing you've convinced me of, is you're a glutton for punishment. :D


 
 
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:03 PM

Given the week I've had, which includes smacking my head on metal pipes several times, that's not exactly wrong.

 

Hopefully I still qualify for free issue replacements. I do think it's bad that DeAgostini are being so hands off with this. A build like this invites user error but when a bunch of us are having the same problem you think it'd be easier to diagnose. You can't put out a collection like this over an extended period and then do nothing if this is a consistent end result.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:18 PM

As shitty as it is, it's definitely encouraging that the problems not unique to yours. Hope they come good.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 11:18 PM

Well in other news - I found the entire wave of Resistance figures at Target today, and they refused to sell them to me because they have an on sale date of the 15th. :angry So stupid. 


 
 
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