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@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 02:04 PM)

I need a laptop more than a new desktop

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Buying a pre-built computer you should be okay.. It's just the individual parts that jumped huge in price.

@  Paladin : (17 January 2018 - 01:14 PM)

well all the idiots who invested in "bitcoin" will be selling theirs en masse to make ends meet so you might be able to find something cheap if you watch auctions.

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 12:59 PM)

Is now a good time to buy a computer? Or should I wait?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 12:01 PM)

I pointed out that I'm on disabilty.. I don't have to pretend to be an adult anymore. ;D

@  MEDdMI : (17 January 2018 - 11:25 AM)

Also Bayonetta 3.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:55 AM)

Nintendo also announced Dark Souls for the Switch, so those people should shut up.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:51 AM)

Apparently people are freaking out that Nintendo announced something for kids and kids at heart. And people are absolutely freaking out about it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:23 AM)

...what?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:16 AM)

Why is something for kids and "kids at heart" so bad? :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 January 2018 - 09:05 PM)

I vote kidnap Reggie.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 07:20 PM)

Just post it on the net.. Or maybe kidnapp Reggie and make them do a Nintendo Direct about it. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2018 - 06:50 PM)

Rent a space and do a webcast?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2018 - 06:22 PM)

They could just do a panel at RI ComicCon or something.

@  abates : (16 January 2018 - 05:51 PM)

I wonder how they'll do the Hall of Fame this year without a convention to hold the award ceremony at.

@  B-Fox : (16 January 2018 - 01:33 PM)

metalhawk

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 01:21 PM)

I love RotF Mixmaster, if that means anything.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 12:42 PM)

Ehh.. when they get to complicated.. it gets annoying. PotP Optimus is decent. Rodimus pushes it just a little.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:32 PM)

Part of the appeal of Transformers for me has always been the mechanical puzzle angle, so I really enjoyed the ROTF/TF2010 line when that angle hit its zenith.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:31 PM)

I'm probably one of the few people who really enjoys complicated, fiddly transformations.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2018 - 12:14 PM)

Some were decent, but many suffered from that "collector mentality" where it just LOOKED good in both modes...but the engineering was complex merely for the sake of it.

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 10:30 AM)

Huh. That's dissapointing. I had completely missed the Alternators and had just always assumed they were good based on how they looked in photos.

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2018 - 03:34 AM)

I liked the Alternator Tracks mold. I think everyone agrees the Grimjack mold was just kinda shit even if you didn't care about it being Grimlock as a car.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:16 PM)

My local dept. store Shopko always seemed to get a few late run gems, like Blast Attack Optimus Primal and hard to find collection 2 Revenge of the Sith toys.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:15 PM)

Still wish I had snagged that extra Swerve I saw on clearance at Shopko, though

@  RichardT1977 : (15 January 2018 - 08:50 PM)

Smokescreen was the only Alternator I ever got.

@  Telly : (15 January 2018 - 07:24 PM)

i sold all my alternators last year

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 January 2018 - 05:27 PM)

Hound isn't bad, and, uh........

@  Paladin : (15 January 2018 - 05:23 PM)

there's only like 3 Alternator molds at most that still hold up...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 January 2018 - 01:09 PM)

There were no shelfwarmer Altenators where I lived.. Cause no one ever got them in. x.x;

@  Bass X0 : (15 January 2018 - 12:57 PM)

I have Alternators Nemesis Prime since he was a shelf warmer here.

@  unluckiness : (15 January 2018 - 10:07 AM)

You wouldn't want to anyway

@  Chromedome113 : (15 January 2018 - 07:21 AM)

My first Prime was Alternators Optimus, I still can't transform him

@  Shrug : (14 January 2018 - 06:42 PM)

Ah. I'll try to remember that, but I keep forgetting "Gobots" the Autobot even existed.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2018 - 05:02 PM)

"Gobots" is the G2 Autobot Color Changer.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2018 - 05:01 PM)

@Shrug That would be "Go-Bots".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 January 2018 - 03:16 AM)

At least you still had a big beefy super robot with giant guns.

@  JasperGunner... : (14 January 2018 - 01:47 AM)

My first Prime was Cybertron Prime. I was too stupid to know how to transform him lol

@  Shrug : (13 January 2018 - 11:15 PM)

My first Prime was Transmetal Primal. Second was RID Prime. My first Megatron was actually Gobots Megatron. I just didn't know he was Megatron for like 15 years. I often used him as "Roller" for RID Prime and I assume he's never really forgiven me.

@  Telly : (13 January 2018 - 10:39 PM)

my first prime was g1 prime actually in 1984. saw him at a store and begged my grandparents to give me my christmas money early lol

@  unitremover : (13 January 2018 - 10:33 PM)

Mine was Beast Machines deluxe Primal but I don't think I knew he what he was at the time.

@  Dekafox : (13 January 2018 - 09:32 PM)

My first Prime was actually LioConvoy... followed by Fire Convoy

@  Shrug : (13 January 2018 - 11:57 AM)

@Telly, but G1 Rodimus's vehicle mode is so durn sexy

@  LBD "Nyt... : (13 January 2018 - 04:30 AM)

PMOP was my second, and my first Optimus.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 January 2018 - 04:29 AM)

My first Prime was Power Master Prime.. And though Titans Return had Power Master Prime.. Power of the Primes feels more like Power Master Prime to me.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (13 January 2018 - 04:17 AM)

Still wanted Hot Rod too, though.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (13 January 2018 - 04:17 AM)

I had Rodimus Prime as a kid, he was the first Prime I owned, and I loved 'im.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 January 2018 - 12:27 AM)

At least he doesn't feel like he's about to fall apart in my hands like Masterpiece did.

@  Otaku : (12 January 2018 - 11:50 PM)

As a kid, I remember being confused that Rodimus Prime and Hot Rod had separate action figures. I thought there should be one that you could change between the "two".

@  Telly : (12 January 2018 - 10:59 PM)

'86 rodimus prime was a joke, even by '86 standards. it BARELY qualified as a transformer and his face was terrible


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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.)

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?

 

Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?


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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.)

Edited by Copper Bezel, 18 February 2012 - 12:10 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?

 

Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?


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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

Edited by Copper Bezel, 18 February 2012 - 09:35 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?

 

Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?


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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.
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