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@  Foffy : (23 April 2017 - 06:27 PM)

Potatoes don't have ears. That's corn.

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 06:27 PM)

little furry potatos

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 06:24 PM)

This potato's got big ears...

@  Foffy : (23 April 2017 - 06:18 PM)

The potato rebellion will be swift and brutal.

@  Waspinator : (23 April 2017 - 03:48 PM)

IT'S WATCHING US

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 03:34 PM)

yeah, at the time im posting this, theres a "2" next to it and me and fruitloop are shown to be the 2 people reading it

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 03:33 PM)

i think it just means that someone is reading the shoutbox

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 03:25 PM)

Re The Rise of Cobra: I like bad movies and action sequences involving elite ninjas, so I watched / fast-forwarded through it on Netflix a couple of years ago.

@  Fruitloop Mu... : (23 April 2017 - 03:23 PM)

Can anyone tell me why the Shoutbox has a notification (a "1") when I login sometimes? I scroll through and don't see anything addressed to me. What does it mean?

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 April 2017 - 01:33 PM)

I miss the 2000s when my local stores got new toys more than once a year.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 01:09 PM)

I mean, it might be hard to not know about something before release at all, but the degree of familiarity that you described is only attainable if you intentionally seek things out.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 12:59 PM)

That's at least partially your own fault. The "in motion" part sounds like you even watched videos, which require conscious effort, unlike pictures that might be hard to even avoid.

@  Bass X0 : (23 April 2017 - 12:22 PM)

I miss the 80s where the first time I ever saw Transformers toys was on the toy shelves and hadn't already saw the toy from every angle and in motion several months beforehand. It made seeing a toy in the store something very special to me that I can't recapture now.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 12:14 PM)

I could see Generations becoming a TRU exclusive line, now that I think about it.

@  Xellos : (23 April 2017 - 12:14 PM)

Also, Generations weathered AOE, and the TLK line seems to be short as well, so I think we'll still be seeing some room for Generations.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 12:11 PM)

Titans aren't really wide-released anyway. About the only brick-and-mortar chain to reliably carry them is Toys R Us.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 12:08 PM)

Isn't Trypticon still a long way from now?

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 11:57 AM)

They wouldn't let a big-ticket item like that get cancelled.

@  Evac : (23 April 2017 - 11:57 AM)

Counter argument: They still haven't released Trypticon.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 09:25 AM)

But yeah, not having any big-name media means it's the most likely, although the premiere series packaging might convince retailers to dedicate more shelf space, kinda like SW Black.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 09:24 AM)

I'd expect Generations to be the sacrificial lamb since they can't possibly stock RID any less.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 09:06 AM)

I'm thinking the subline that doesn't have a movie or TV show will be the one on the cutting board.

@  RichardT1977 : (23 April 2017 - 09:05 AM)

Back to TF toys: the question is whether or not retailers will be willing to commit the peg/shelf space for three sublines. And which one will be sidelined if space is at a premium.

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 06:28 AM)

No idea.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 03:40 AM)

Sometimes the Shoutbox takes a little longer to catch up to a new avatar.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 03:00 AM)

In the Shoutbox I'm seeing the pink thing instead of that guy with the weird eyes.

@  Telly : (23 April 2017 - 02:59 AM)

looks the same to me. maybe it looks different cause its smaller?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 April 2017 - 02:57 AM)

@unluckiness why/how is your avatar here different than the one in your profile

@  unluckiness : (23 April 2017 - 02:44 AM)

Revengeance

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2017 - 01:33 AM)

Some people say revenge is sweet. Others say revenge is a dish best served cold. So basically, revenge is ice cream.

@  Verity Carlo : (22 April 2017 - 05:51 PM)

Retribution is fun.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (22 April 2017 - 05:39 PM)

'Sides, we all know the best G.I. Joe movie is Street Fighter, even if people haven't realized it yet.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (22 April 2017 - 05:39 PM)

I thought it was... okay. Okay as a movie, kinda fun, but not quite really feeling the G.I. Joe. I heard the sequel fixed that, but I've yet to see it.

@  Daith : (22 April 2017 - 05:26 PM)

Not sure about others but tried too hard to mainstream the idea to the public, making Baroness and the future Cobra Commander Duke's ex fiance and her brother was stupid and convoluted, and the power armor was a bit dumb

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 April 2017 - 05:14 PM)

What's the general opinion here about G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra?

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

In response to whether Arachnid Base or Orcanoch is the weirder.

@  BlackMax : (22 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

My friend Take: "My vote goes to Spider Volcanobutt."

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 02:37 PM)

When I find myself in times of trouble, small marsupials come to me. Chattering and hissing, wallabies.

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

ROCKO'S MODERN LIIIIIIFE

@  Foffy : (22 April 2017 - 02:07 PM)

Did somebody mention wallabies?

@  Telly : (22 April 2017 - 01:38 PM)

"Walls of 'bee". walmart will be changing their name during movie time. they will now be called "walbee"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 April 2017 - 12:49 PM)

I'm pretty sure even Hasbro reps have admitted that they went overboard with Bee repaints.

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 12:34 PM)

Parents/retailers want them, it's cost effective to produce them, therefore they get made. Walls of 'bee may not be what we want to see, but here we are.

@  Bass X0 : (22 April 2017 - 12:29 PM)

That still doesn't justify all the barely repainted Bumblebee and Optimus Prime toys in slightly different shades of their standard color scheme.

@  Rycochet : (22 April 2017 - 12:26 PM)

The movie toylines are a necessary evil at this point, they help us get nice things so I can tolerate them.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 April 2017 - 12:19 PM)

Eh, I'm more indifferent to the movies than angry.

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 12:04 PM)

Also, I highly doubt that. Judging by how some TR stuff hasn't been released yet (including Trypticon) and they're hyping up PotP for next year, what I'm assuming we'll see is Generations, Movieverse and RID/whatever the next cartoon is running alongside each other.

@  Evac : (22 April 2017 - 12:02 PM)

I KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENED! IT'S OBVIOUS WHAT'S HAPPENED! I WANT TO KNOW HOW WE CAN MAKE IT UNHAPPEN!

@  Telly : (22 April 2017 - 11:45 AM)

you are reacting to movies toys overtaking our beloved generations line for the next 2 years. and yes it is

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 April 2017 - 11:32 AM)

WHAT AM I REACTING TO AND IS ANGER APPROPRIATE?!


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#1 tec

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:33 AM

I watched this one today and it was wonderful it might be a little slow to some
and it did not take the turns I expected..thats a good thing I bleave when I though it would go right it went left and left me wanting more from this world and character designs..
The music and sound effects where top notch...sept for that very last credit song dint care for it yet

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:35 AM

Just got back from seeing it in Michigan.

GREAT film, I really enjoyed it.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:37 AM

Gonna snag it when it hits blu ray.

I've heard good things about this one, and after being let down by "Ponyo" and flat-out disliking "Earthsea", I've been in need of a genuinely good Ghibli flick for a while.

Looking forward to it. (I swear I read a whole mountain of Borrowers books when I was in elementary school, not that I can recall the first thing about em...)

Edited by DrSpengler, 18 February 2012 - 12:37 AM.


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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:20 AM

Oh wow. I hadn't heard anything about this. Thanks for mentioning it - I'm going to check it out ASAP. Several showtimes within a few miles of home for me, too. (I'm surprised - I thought these usually got a pretty limited release.)

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 07:33 AM

Sadly none of the local Theatres are playing this. Not too surprising after the lukewarm welcome that Ponyo got a few years ago. Debating whether I should take the trip down to Portland or just wait and see if it shows up late.
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 08:34 AM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Feb 18 2012, 12:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gonna snag it when it hits blu ray.

I've heard good things about this one, and after being let down by "Ponyo" and flat-out disliking "Earthsea", I've been in need of a genuinely good Ghibli flick for a while.

Looking forward to it. (I swear I read a whole mountain of Borrowers books when I was in elementary school, not that I can recall the first thing about em...)


I, on the other hand, LOVED Ponyo and have heard very little good about this one. The general impression that I get is it's barely better than Earthsea.
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 08:39 AM

I thought it was the dullest anime I have ever watched. decidedly unlikable main character and an ending which is the film equivalent of saying hug it...

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:39 AM

The ending is not what you would expect,and I can appreate that now. I understand now why it happened the way it did.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:42 AM

I'm looking forward to it

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:08 PM

QUOTE(Geoff)
I thought it was the dullest anime I have ever watched. decidedly unlikable main character and an ending which is the film equivalent of saying hug it...

Well, I enjoyed Howl's Moving Castle, so on that basis, this still sounds like a good time investment. = )

(The only more straightforward cinematic equivalents of "hug it" that come to mind are the endings of Blazing Saddles and Monty Python and the Holy Grail.)

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:17 PM

Trailer for this one had me interested, so I'll probably see it within the next week.

The dub cast includes Wizards of Waverly Place couple Justin and Juliette so that's pretty cool...

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:04 PM

Not seen this myself yet, but for those curious about comparing, I understand that the English blu-ray/DVD release of the film - which has been out here for a month or two now - has an entirely different dub with a host of British actors. Seems a lot more fitting for the Borrowers than a buncha Yanks. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:15 PM

Yeah for the first time the english version has two seprate set of actors one for the European release and one for the US release...first time this happend on a Ghibli film

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:20 PM

Huh. That IS strange. I'll be getting the R1 version and that set of actors, but I'll be interested in hearing which version people prefer.

Thus far, Disney hasn't done a bad dub of a Ghibli flick ("Princess Mononoke" was their subsidiary, Miramax, so I guess you could blame that one on Disney) so I trust the R1 dub will be competent and well-cast, though the R2 version may turn out to be more so.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:25 PM

My daughter wants to see it. She watches Disney a lot and they've been hyping it up, given the voice-actors.

It's her reward for a good second quarter report card.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 09:31 PM

Seeing this in a theater on a weekend was a bad idea and a strange experience. There were - I think they're called children? There were a lot of them. Most of the people who were in the theater who weren't me were children. I only ever really see them on television, when someone's cut school funding again or something.

At any rate, the atmosphere and mood of the film were wonderful; I love how fussy the film is over all the little naturalistic details. And although all characters Miyazaki touches become exactly the same characters, there was nothing grating or unlikable about Teen Leprechaun Nausicaa or Ailing Child Ashtaka. Some of the other characters' dialogue hurt a little, but it was easy to ignore, for the most part, that sounds happened when the characters' lips moved, and still appreciate the rest of the movie. HIGHLIGHT to view:
Sadako's sudden, vocal acceptance that the borrowers are real, immediately after she decides that Hara really has lost it, is exactly wrong. Once she sees the tea leaf and smiles, she doesn't really need to say anything, and she seems to do so only to give Shawn the opportunity to say "borrower" again a few more times, and then explain it again, in case we'd missed it the first several times.

I definitely didn't see any problem with the ending. Rather liked it, in fact. HIGHLIGHT to view:
The voiceover was unnecessary, but events were unresolved in only the good way, and the ending was the actual resolution of an actual narrative arc, which was a change from, say, Ponyo.

I have to repeat the complaint about the terribly out-of-place song added to the credits, though. It didn't sound like a big deal when you guys mentioned it, but as scenes of the movie are in fact still happening during the credits, it really is a bizarre and distracting choice.

Naturally, I really am curious to see the earlier, British dub, now.

Also, there is only reason Ghibli made this film, and that reason is surface tension.

Edit: Swear filter on Ash-taka, seriously? Bleh. = P

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 09:32 PM

The actor for the Father in the American version is Will Arnett...and he does "Batman voice" the entire movie. Not Bale's gruff Bats but...Batman voice.

It's hilarious.

But if you didn't find find Liam Neeson terribly off-putting in Ponyo you probably won't mind.

Me, I thought it was kinda funny and it still "worked" so it didn't really take me out of the movie.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:14 AM

I'm not sure if the premise of this one just doesn't really grab me, or I'm a little jaded after being let down by some of the newer Ghibli movies, but I can't find myself too excited. I would say I'll pick it up on DVD, but I've noticed the Ghibli movies rarely seem to get below the $20 line if you can even find them, so I'm not sure. I didn't even get around to seeing Earthsea yet.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:32 AM

I had watched the UK Dub last month when it came out on Bluray and found the film underwhelming. Whilst looking great, the movie is very sedate to the point that not much really happens. This may be due to the way the UK dub cast kinda sleep walks their way through the dialogue. The story doesnt really peak or go anywhere either and I felt it had lost the charm of earlier Ghibli films. My girlfriend, who is the real Ghibli devote of us, didnt enjoy it much either, stating the same reasons I did.

Im intrigued by the voice over added to the end of the US version as there wasnt one for the UK Dub, seems like it would have broken the flow of the ending.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:57 AM

I watched the UK dub and really liked it. I read some of the books when I was a kid, so the slow, sort of unfinished story wasn't a surprise to me. Beautiful, beautiful art, too.