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@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:52 AM)

The recent ongoing series didn't start until what, 2013?

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:51 AM)

Then was continued as a five-issue mini-series ("Local Heroes"), then came a 16-issue maxi-series ("The Dark Age"), plus a couple of standalone specials and two-parters...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:50 AM)

It started out as a series, but due to Busiek's health problems (?), it was put on hold after six issues, then got relaunched with a new #1, had several delays (again because of Busiek's health issues), was discontinued after #22...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:49 AM)

I don't get why people are making such a big deal out of Astro City becoming a series of graphic novels now. I mean, it's not like it's always been a steady ongoing series.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  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!


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#41 Petes Robot Con

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:24 PM

I owe someone in this thread a drink for giving me a character idea... Will fill you in at BotCon 2012.

#42 Powered Convoy

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:26 PM

QUOTE([email protected] @ Feb 17 2012, 04:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I owe someone in this thread a drink for giving me a character idea... Will fill you in at BotCon 2012.

Nice! I wonder who it is?! icon-hotrod.gif

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#43 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:32 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 17 2012, 04:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE([email protected] @ Feb 17 2012, 04:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I owe someone in this thread a drink for giving me a character idea... Will fill you in at BotCon 2012.

Nice! I wonder who it is?! icon-hotrod.gif

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QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

#44 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:38 PM

QUOTE(▲ndrusi @ Feb 17 2012, 06:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 17 2012, 04:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE([email protected] @ Feb 17 2012, 04:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I owe someone in this thread a drink for giving me a character idea... Will fill you in at BotCon 2012.

Nice! I wonder who it is?! icon-hotrod.gif

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Entirely translucent plastic and packed with a laser pointer. Or entirely made of Glow in the Dark plastic.


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#45 windsweeper

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:26 PM

I've a few themes in mind if you'll all indulge me:

Matrix Quest 2

Set in the Marvel Universe, Thunderwing's loyallists steal the Matrix from Prime in order to revive Thunderwing and are pursued by Hot Rod and Nightbeat

Needlenose - Classics Silverbolt
Windsweeper - War Within Seeker mold
Ruckus - Defence Hot Shot OR Cybertron Swindle with a head remold
Crankcase - Cybertron Overhaul
Thunderwing - Energon Galvatron with head remold

Nightbeat - ROTF Nightbeat with a head remold and alternate instructions so you switch his feet Throttlebot style for his bot mode. I have a custom, it works.
Hot Rod - Clocker

War Within

Groove - Cybertron Ransack
Streetwise - Clocker
Sunstreaker - Clocker with head remold
Skyjack - Cybertron Sideways. No repaint necessary. Both Sideways and Skyjack have been described as double agents. I have no problem with them being the same character. Skyjack is Sideways in the War Within era.
Windsweeper - War Within Seeker mold
Whisper - War Within Seeker mold. Whisper and Windsweeper's Dreamwave MTMTE artwork both remind me of this mold. I love new Seekers and it adds to their character history as well.
Swoop - War Within Seeker mold. Why does Grimlock have to be the only ex-Con among the Dinobots? Maybe it's the fact that WW Thrust really reminds me of pre-Beast Terrorsaur but coupled with his WW appearance, I thought the mold would look good for the other famous pteradactyl of the franchise.
Slag - Armada Demolisher

Actionmasters

Treadshot - Voyager Classics Megatron with head remold
Banzai-tron - Energon Divebomb
Rollout - Micromaster Devesatator with remolded head. Why does Devestator have to be the only AM Combiner?
Skyfall - Armada Skywarp
Gutcruncher - Generations Warpath
Kick Off - Generations Windcharger with head remold
Axer - Generations Windcharger with head remold
Rad - Cybertron Ransack with head remold

Micromasters

Blackjack - I've a few themes in mind if you'll all indulge me:

Matrix Quest 2

Set in the Marvel Universe, Thunderwing's loyallists steal the Matrix from Prime in order to revive Thunderwing and are pursued by Hot Rod and Nightbeat

Needlenose - Classics Silverbolt
Windsweeper - War Within Seeker mold
Ruckus - Defence Hot Shot OR Cybertron Swindle with a head remold
Crankcase - Cybertron Overhaul
Thunderwing - Energon Galvatron with head remold

Nightbeat - ROTF Nightbeat with a head remold and alternate instructions so you switch his feet Throttlebot style for his bot mode. I have a custom, it works.
Hot Rod - Clocker

War Within

Groove - Cybertron Ransack
Streetwise - Clocker
Sunstreaker - Clocker with head remold
Skyjack - Cybertron Sideways. No repaint necessary. Both Sideways and Skyjack have been described as double agents. I have no problem with them being the same character. Skyjack is Sideways in the War Within era.
Windsweeper - War Within Seeker mold
Whisper - War Within Seeker mold. Whisper and Windsweeper's Dreamwave MTMTE artwork both remind me of this mold. I love new Seekers and it adds to their character history as well.
Swoop - War Within Seeker mold. Why does Grimlock have to be the only ex-Con among the Dinobots? Maybe it's the fact that WW Thrust really reminds me of pre-Beast Terrorsaur but coupled with his WW appearance, I thought the mold would look good for the other famous pteradactyl of the franchise.
Slag - Armada Demolisher

Actionmasters

Treadshot - Voyager Classics Megatron with head remold
Banzai-tron - Energon Divebomb
Rollout - Micromaster Devesatator with remolded head. Why does Devestator have to be the only AM Combiner?
Skyfall - Armada Skywarp
Gutcruncher - Generations Warpath
Kick Off - Generations Windcharger with head remold
Axer - Generations Windcharger with head remold

Micromasters

Blackjack - Generations Windcharger with head remold
Whisper - War Within Seeker mold
Storm Cloud - War Within Seeker mold
Rodimus - Clocker
Blaze Master - Evac (Though to be honest he doesn't look too far off as it is)


#46 Exillion

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:27 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Feb 17 2012, 03:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(▲ndrusi @ Feb 17 2012, 06:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 17 2012, 04:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE([email protected] @ Feb 17 2012, 04:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I owe someone in this thread a drink for giving me a character idea... Will fill you in at BotCon 2012.

Nice! I wonder who it is?! icon-hotrod.gif

Randy

Solarbot!


Entirely translucent plastic and packed with a laser pointer. Or entirely made of Glow in the Dark plastic.


-ZacWilliam, or Zartan style color change plastic! I want a gimick to match that name!



For those not attending this year, here is hoping that let us all know who the character will be.

And if it is Solarbot, the convention exclusive should be a non-glow version for the attendees with a Jar Jar key chain.
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