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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (26 June 2017 - 09:52 AM)

I have yet to see any TR wave 5 items at retail in my area, only in Internet reports from overseas.

@  unluckiness : (26 June 2017 - 09:28 AM)

They're clogging shelves here, which is odd. I expected the Generations toys to be somewhat cut down in favor of movie stuff.

@  Pennpenn : (26 June 2017 - 08:11 AM)

I dunno, I got a bunch of "Blitzwing and Octone cosplaying as Megatron and Optimus Prime" in my local TRU, does that help?

@  Paladin : (26 June 2017 - 07:52 AM)

so will TitanReturns Blitzwing & Octone ever actually come out or have they just vanished into neverland?

@  Dekafox : (26 June 2017 - 07:10 AM)

With explosions instead of pouches and pockets.

@  Nevermore : (26 June 2017 - 02:45 AM)

Michael Bay is the Rob Liefeld of the movie industry.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 June 2017 - 02:25 AM)

I took a mega-deuce once. It was quite the epic battle.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 June 2017 - 02:01 AM)

Now if we could explode Justin Bieber, I might pay to watch it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 June 2017 - 11:47 PM)

Bieber isn't nearly as over-the-top as explosions director.

@  Bass X0 : (25 June 2017 - 11:35 PM)

Michael Bay is Justin Bieber of the movie industry- everyone makes fun out of his over- the- top -style but he keeps pulling in huge amounts of money

@  Noideaforaname : (25 June 2017 - 11:03 PM)

<--- stifled laughter

@  Sean Whitmore : (25 June 2017 - 10:56 PM)

Ah crap, I typed that into the chat thing and not the search field. Disregard.

@  Sean Whitmore : (25 June 2017 - 10:55 PM)

Twin peak

@  Noideaforaname : (25 June 2017 - 07:29 PM)

Nitro Ze-us, Nitro Ze-us! Nitro Ze-us, Nitro Ze-us, ooooh Nitro Ze-us!

@  Patchouli Kn... : (25 June 2017 - 07:26 PM)

Exactly what I was going for!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 June 2017 - 07:25 PM)

Dr. Zaius Dr. Zaius

@  Patchouli Kn... : (25 June 2017 - 07:10 PM)

Ah.

@  Dracula : (25 June 2017 - 07:07 PM)

It's pronounced like Megadeus

@  Patchouli Kn... : (25 June 2017 - 06:59 PM)

Is the "Zeus" pronounced like "Zoose" or "Zayus?"

@  Dracula : (25 June 2017 - 05:47 PM)

sorry I saw the name and just got excited

@  Dracula : (25 June 2017 - 05:47 PM)

NITRO ZEUS

@  Paladin : (25 June 2017 - 06:57 AM)

nobody here has moved past Wave 1. maybe if they hadn't crammed it with repaints....

@  Noideaforaname : (25 June 2017 - 06:46 AM)

Nitro's gonna be a pain in the butt to find, isn't he?

@  Pennpenn : (25 June 2017 - 03:51 AM)

Actually, on the subject of TLK toys, the voyager Nitro Zues or whatver looks pretty good. If I see it cheap I might give it to the Thunderwing head.

@  Pennpenn : (24 June 2017 - 09:58 PM)

Been playing a bit of Saints Row 4 and honestly the Blast Blast is hilariously overpowered.

@  Rycochet : (24 June 2017 - 05:28 PM)

And a better headsculpt.

@  unluckiness : (24 June 2017 - 05:23 PM)

It actually has half decent gimmicks too.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 June 2017 - 04:03 PM)

It's still crap but at least it takes up less space.

@  Rycochet : (24 June 2017 - 10:31 AM)

I'd rather have Armada Sideswipe than Alternator Sideswipe.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 June 2017 - 09:50 AM)

What he's really doing is buying all the sideswipe, so that after the apocolypse.. He'll have an army to take ove the world!

@  unluckiness : (24 June 2017 - 09:00 AM)

We could be taking this the wrong way. What if this person means to sacrifice their own money to prevent Armada Sideswipes from falling into the hands of those who don't know better?

@  Rycochet : (24 June 2017 - 06:26 AM)

People say silly things online all the time, usually followed by a smilie or a wink. Take away the context and they go from being a joke to absurd hyperbole.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 June 2017 - 06:07 AM)

But that would miss the entire point of hyperbole.

@  Pennpenn : (24 June 2017 - 06:03 AM)

Well that's a stupid attitude from someone who would waste a lot of money. I mean, they should just... not buy movie toys?

@  Bass X0 : (24 June 2017 - 04:52 AM)

Most insane thing I read of the day: "I would rather buy 100 Armada Sideswipes and PRiD Airachnids than buy any Bayformers crap"

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2017 - 06:10 PM)

His dialogue is full of allusions to his infamous lookalike, though sometimes as subversions. Oh, and sometimes he sings Karaoke. Check his rendition of "My Way", it's on Youtube.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2017 - 06:09 PM)

The entire idea behind the character is that he looks and talks like Hitler, but is actually a good guy. Maybe with a dickish attitude, but he's not the villain.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2017 - 06:08 PM)

Alfons Hatler is a supporting character from a German Edgar Wallace parody movie and its sequel.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2017 - 06:07 PM)

I'd like to remind everyone that Alfons Hatler exists, which is all sorts of awesome.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 June 2017 - 05:41 PM)

See, you say that and you know there's new a bubsy game coming. Don't make us keep re-baselining our horror reactions.

@  Sean Whitmore : (23 June 2017 - 03:31 PM)

Epilogue is the worst thing to happen to mankind. And I'm including, like, all the wars and stuff.

@  Evac : (23 June 2017 - 02:11 PM)

... Did Linkara cover that one?

@  Paladin : (23 June 2017 - 01:50 PM)

the comics where Barbara quit being Batgirl after she was beaten into a miscarriage.

@  Boomhauer : (23 June 2017 - 01:20 PM)

His choice to be Batman had more punch when he was a completely normal guy met with the same dillema instead of the DNA garbage that muddies the message for no other reason than to give Old Bruce another ass-kiss before the show is over. It's a boring episode whose entire concept is repeating things already known and spark Squawkbox arguments.

@  The Predaking : (23 June 2017 - 01:11 PM)

But he still chose to be batman. Not only did he chose to be batman, he did it better.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (23 June 2017 - 12:46 PM)

I have to agree.. Part of the problem with Epilogue is it takes away from "Terry CHOSE to be batman" and changed it a bit to "Terry was designed to be batman."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 June 2017 - 12:13 PM)

Do you mean the DCAU continuity comics or Future's End?

@  Paladin : (23 June 2017 - 11:36 AM)

can we all at least agree it's a better ending for Batman Beyond than the comics?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 June 2017 - 10:52 AM)

There was no evidence of it to support it in the show, and generally using someone to MAKE a batman is a jerkish thing to do.

@  Benbot : (23 June 2017 - 10:37 AM)

why does it matter?


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An interview for Nayuki! =D


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#1 (Deactivated) Sobana

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:49 PM

I was thinking of asking Nayuki some questions about his work on the show and what not, so, I compiled a short list of basic interview questions. I'm sure to add more to them once I think them up. I hope he answers them.

1) What college did you go to become an animator?

2) What projects did you work on before joining Friendship is Magic?

3) What project where you aiming for after finishing college?

4) Did you work on any thing we might know of before Friendship is Magic?

5) How did you become a part of Friendship is Magic?

6) How did it feel knowing that you were working on a My Little Pony remake?

7) Do you do any thing to motivate you while working on the show?

8) What were your expectations for the show?

9) Did you think it would become this popular and how did you feel when you found out?

10) Did the popularity ever effect what you did on the show?

11) What is some of your most notable work?

12) Do you enjoy your job?

13) How do you feel when the fans responds positively or negatively to the show or your work?

14) Do you get along with the other animators?

15) I heard season one was done on a pretty tight schedule, has that ever lead to problems?

16) Is there any behind the scene drama you would like to share?

17) Have you ever met Lauren Faust?

18) Have you ever met any of the voice actors?

19) Which is your favorite pony?

20) And a follow up question to the last, why is Rarity the best pony?

21) What snacks do you recommend fans should eat while watching the show?

22) What is your name in the credits of the show?

23) Can I follow you on twitter?

24) Since you started the show, how many interview have you gotten so far?

25) Will you tell your co-workers about this interview?

26) Do you share interesting things from the fandom with your co-workers?

27) How does your co-workers respond to the success and fandom?

28) Does fan drama effect the staff?

29) How many season are you hoping for?

30) Do you ever mention your online forum activity with your co-workers?


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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:01 AM

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 8 2012, 10:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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22) What is your name in the credits of the show?

-You guys haven't figured this one out on your own yet? A little detective work with the end credits should make for an easy answer.

I had that figured out a long time ago. icon-arcee.gif
I originally had it narrowed down to 2 names, but wasn't absolutely sure which of the two names it was until you practically gave us the answer a while back. I'm sure others know your name besides me, but I still didn't think it appropriate to post your real name. Unless you don't really mind the whole world knowing who Nayuki really is. icon-hotrod.gif


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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:23 AM

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 9 2012, 12:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've never really been worried about it, so I don't really mind either way. I'm just not the type of person who likes to be the center of attention (which is why I post here instead of places like EQD or Ponychan, I prefer the smaller atmosphere).

Ah. Well, I just figured that as soon as word of your real name got out, it wouldn't be hard for an internet savvy person to do further research with it and find out where you live and such. Then you would REALLY be the in the center of attention more so than ever. But, if you really are not worried about it....I'll say your name if your curious.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:24 AM

I think it's cool enough for most of us that you come and hang out here as it is.

that said, how much time did you have to put in for animation? A friend of mine majored in film, and I've been thinking he's perfect for a program like that.


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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:41 PM

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the only artwork I could share is like 6 years old

Well, if you don't mind.
(I totally don't)

While I'm sure it's actually pretty great art and we'd all love it, I don't think we should push Nayuki to post it if he's said he doesn't want to.

What we really ought to be doing is telling him to stop playing those durned vidya gamez and go play outsidedraw some stuff. icon-waspy.gif

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:08 PM

My question that I've been thinking of asking Nayuki: did the staff pay attention to this whole stupid Derpy controversy, and, if they did, was their reaction something like "holy cats we do one little shoutout to the fanbase and THIS is the reaction? NEVER AGAIN."? Because that would be my reaction if I were on the MLP staff.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:34 PM

Oh oh oh, may I ask if you're into comics and, if so, what comics/artists do you like? Manga or US.

- what's your favorite cartoon series? What cartoon series would you love to work on?

- I'm pretty sure your secret identity is known to your family and friends. Do they ask you to draw stuff from your cartoons for them? Do they ask for pony sketches? If they do, which is the most requested? (unless it's all about skunk Fu or pucca, lol)

- I wasn't around when you first appeared in the Allspark, before Allsparkle. How'd you get here again?

You're so cool for interacting with us here icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:20 PM

- Do you do commissions for pony art? I imagine you could make a lot money on the side.

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 9 2012, 01:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The main shows I worked on prior to pony are: Skunk Fu, Pucca (season 2), and Kid vs Kat.

I have no idea what you're talking about

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 9 2012, 01:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
-I'm a big fan of Strawberry Pocky.

Do you have any recommendations for American consumers?

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 9 2012, 03:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was checking the internet for fan reactions when the show first started airing. There was no EQD or Ponychan in the beginning, and well, there is only so much 4chan I can handle (/shudder).

That got me wondering, did you read any of the reviews of the show before it aired? If yes, how did you feel about it and were you worried that would carry over after the show aired too?

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:41 PM

The only show you've worked on that I've never heard of was Kid vs Kat.

I remember enjoying Skunk Fu and Pucca when they were on.

Edited by Cabooceratops, 09 February 2012 - 11:41 PM.


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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:57 PM

Oh dude, you worked on Kid Vs Kat? Wow.

I always felt bad for the boy in that, all his victories were so small and fleeting.

PM me if you're bored!


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:00 AM

QUOTE(Sobana @ Feb 10 2012, 12:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 9 2012, 01:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
-I'm a big fan of Strawberry Pocky.

Do you have any recommendations for American consumers?


Strawberry pocky is pretty easy to find in the US (though I guess depends the stores you have). It's avail at all my national chain grocery stores and Super WalMart and Super Target, though I prefer Chocolate Pocky...and I think I'll go eat one right now!

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:26 PM

QUOTE(Scavgraphics @ Feb 10 2012, 12:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Sobana @ Feb 10 2012, 12:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 9 2012, 01:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
-I'm a big fan of Strawberry Pocky.

Do you have any recommendations for American consumers?


Strawberry pocky is pretty easy to find in the US (though I guess depends the stores you have). It's avail at all my national chain grocery stores and Super WalMart and Super Target, though I prefer Chocolate Pocky...and I think I'll go eat one right now!

Were I live they are harder to get, I barely remember what they taste like. The only place I ever found them was at a exotic Japanese food store next to the candy crab chips.

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 9 2012, 11:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Sobana @ Feb 9 2012, 08:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 9 2012, 01:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The main shows I worked on prior to pony are: Skunk Fu, Pucca (season 2), and Kid vs Kat.

I have no idea what you're talking about


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Now I just have to cross reference layout artists from those shows with Friendship is Magic and I will know your true identity! >=D That is if I wasn't so lazy. =/

Edited by Sobana, 10 February 2012 - 10:26 PM.


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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:15 AM

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 10 2012, 10:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why not just announce it? For those who care enough, they can easily piece it together, and for those who don't care, it doesn't matter.

If I figure it out right away, the mystery will be lost and what fun would that be?

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 12:39 PM

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 9 2012, 08:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Marvel's 'Wizard of Oz' comics, Scottie Young's art is really cool. I occasionally dabble in manga as well.

Oh! I'm familiar with Skottie Young's earlier artwork from that mutant kids series (Academy X). It was a strange but dynamic juxtaposition of cartoony art in a hellish world (the mutants were trapped in Limbo)

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 9 2012, 08:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I won't pick a favorite. I watch a very large variety of different genres and styles of cartoons/anime. Do note I absolutely detest dubbing. Original language only for me, subtitles is the way to go for foreign cartoons.

Hmm, that's true. I have several favorite shows but I can't zero in on one. I can just remember them fondly.


QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 9 2012, 08:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't really get requests. Being an animator just isn't a big deal in my family (my 2 older brothers are also animators, so it's nothing special).

LOL! I see icon-waspy.gif Very cool that animating is in your family icon-hotrod.gif


QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 9 2012, 08:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was checking the internet for fan reactions when the show first started airing. There was no EQD or Ponychan in the beginning, and well, there is only so much 4chan I can handle (/shudder). The Allspark forums picked up discussion on the show really quickly. I've been following things here ever since around page 4 of the very first pony discussion thread to grace these forums. It wasn't until many months later that I decided to stop lurking and start posting.

*beams* icon-fire.gif

Thanks for answering! Keep up the excellent work! icon-fire.gif