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@  Rodimus Supreme : (21 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

Big retailers just don't want money anymore, so let's not give them any,

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:12 PM)

This place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 January 2020 - 03:38 PM)

I took one step beyond the outer limits to the twilight zone.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 10:19 AM)

All retail is basically the same.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2020 - 10:00 AM)

Walmart just needs to go bankrupt already.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:19 AM)

They didn't put the 35th anniversary stuff back out until after new year. I'm no retail expert, but I feel like having stock on the shelf is better than the back. Especially toys at christmas time.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Yeah, my local walmart took away the 35th anniversary endcap weeks before Christmas and left the Transformer section empty well past Christmas.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Mine only has the 35th Anniversary Voyagers. A whole lot of them.

@  Telly : (19 January 2020 - 11:35 PM)

just be happy your walmart even stocks voyagers. mine doesnt

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 January 2020 - 08:53 PM)

Figures that Walmart finally restocks Studio Voyagers...with Wave ONE

@  ThunderWear : (19 January 2020 - 09:27 AM)

I snagged Rainmakers for half off.  They make me want jolly ranchers.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.


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#1 Lizard King

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:29 PM

Here is confirmation that the movie is happening, along with a couple other tidbits

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:40 PM

QUOTE(Lizard King @ Apr 13 2012, 12:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here is confirmation that the movie is happening, along with a couple other tidbits

Been known for awhile that it was on Marvels to-do list, along with Ant-Man, Dr. Strange, the Inhumans, and all the sequels (Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Captain America 2)

Still good to see them talk about it more.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 08:04 AM

Still can't believe that it's happening.



Somewhat disappointing to see how many people are bewildered by the choice, but I'm looking forward to this above all other Marvel movies. Which, I hope, says quite a lot.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 08:07 AM

Given the introduction of the cosmic side of the Marvel movie-verse, Guardians is kind of a no brainer.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 09:19 AM

I still think this property is too esoteric for your average comic-movie-going audience. Despite whether the film ends up being awesome or not, I fully expect it to fail miserably at the box office.

Ant-Man, too.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 09:20 AM

Really hope Phyla makes it for the movie line up, though I kind of doubt it. I'm sure they want to hold off on the Captain Marvel motif for a stand-alone release in the future. Would Phyla as Quasar be too convoluted for a movie plot?

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 09:29 AM

QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Jul 15 2012, 08:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I still think this property is too esoteric for your average comic-movie-going audience. Despite whether the film ends up being awesome or not, I fully expect it to fail miserably at the box office.

Ant-Man, too.


I think it will do decently, if only becuase Marvel Studios is becoming the Pixar of Superhero films. I also think it will do better then Ant-Man since ant-mans rather boring with few of his own good stories; while Guardians is a Superhero Space Opera that is a gateway into introducing other Space based characters.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 09:50 AM

QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Jul 15 2012, 09:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I still think this property is too esoteric for your average comic-movie-going audience. Despite whether the film ends up being awesome or not, I fully expect it to fail miserably at the box office.


Yeah. I held the belief that it was far too esoteric to even be made into a movie, in the first place.

A really solid cast, or at least one with appeal to the general public, might go a long way towards selling this.


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Posted 15 July 2012 - 09:59 AM

Yes, but Pixar releases aren't as prevalent as the amount of Marvel movies that the studios are trying to make. Seems more like running the property into the ground trying to cash in while the property is still hot. I'd fully expect audiences to burn out on stuff like this (and Ant-Man) than develop some sort of new-found brand-loyalty. And brand-loyalty to Marvel is about the only thing GotG can depend on to try to get butts in the seats since there's really no "brand-recognition" for a property as obscure as GotG.

Also, GotG seems too weird (like Green Lantern once you get into the whole "GL Corps" thing) to really resonate with the average movie-goer. Yes, I keep hearing how awesome GotG is and how great the characters are, blah blah blah, but when I look at that promotional art, I don't feel compelled to see the film. It just looks like it's trying too hard to "rock" and forgetting the fact that all of those characters look really weird.

I'm a Marvel fan, and even I have no desire to see this film.

If this property managed to be successfully introduced as a TV show or something, where it could build up the quality of backstory/characterisation/plot-lines that comic fans keep hollering about, then I could see it making a mediocre-at-best presence in the cinema (like Serenity), but as is, it's a rare bird (read: Star Wars) that can one-off the intricacy of a Space Opera in a 2 hour film.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 10:08 AM

Folks are worrying about nothing.

Iron Man and Thor had NO public fandom/attraction outside of Comic Geeks and folks said the exact some things about them that you'r saying about the Guardians.

Turn out an Awesome film, and turn out a film that you've publicly promoted the heck out of as 1) part of a lineage of these epic Marvel films that have been building an unprecedented universe and 2) a prequel to Avengers 2 likely coming the next year.

People will GO.

Make a good movie.

And Make a movie that people know is a vital link to Avengers 2.

It will do great.


-ZacWilliam, loves these Guardians.read "Conquest: Starlord" mini and the recent Guardians series. Fun stuff.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 10:13 AM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Jul 15 2012, 11:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And Make a movie that people know is a vital link to Avengers 2.


That's a really key point there. I know a number of people who only bothered with Thor and Hulk because they knew they would have some link to Avengers.

Have the Guardians encounter HIGHLIGHT to view:
Thanos on his way to Earth and you've got a good hook to grab that audience.

Edited by Shattered, 15 July 2012 - 10:15 AM.


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Posted 15 July 2012 - 11:44 AM

Whether or not it's a commercial success in the future can't deter the reality that it's being made now and there's a high probability that I will enjoy it immensely.

Neener.

And hey, a line of Guardians of the Galaxy toys! That's pretty neat. Finally, a Gamora.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 11:54 AM

QUOTE(Strafe @ Jul 15 2012, 12:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And hey, a line of Guardians of the Galaxy toys! That's pretty neat. Finally, a Gamora.

Just one. Shortpacked. Have fun finding her.

On subject, the Avengers tie in is what will sell this movie more than anything. The entire world knows the Avengers now. That in itself is telling seeing as the Avengers were not in the public eye at all before all this began.
Marvel built up the hype machine and delivered on the hype. That red logo will put asses in seats for even a few years of bad movies.
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Posted 15 July 2012 - 12:01 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Jul 15 2012, 11:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Iron Man and Thor had NO public fandom/attraction outside of Comic Geeks and folks said the exact some things about them that you'r saying about the Guardians.


I dunno. I don't read comic books, but I was still reasonably familiar with Iron Man, and even the Marvel version of Thor, long before seeing those movies. I've never even heard of this one at all, though. I'll probably still see it, 'cuz why not, but if I haven't heard of it (as someone who doesn't read comics, but is probably a little more familiar with them than most non-comic readers) then I'd assume most others haven't, either. Even if Iron Man wasn't as well-known to the general public as a hero like Spider-Man or the X-Men, most people have at least still heard of him; and RDJ was probably enough to draw a ton of people to the first film to get hooked, as well. Not sure about this one.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 12:33 PM

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Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the few Marvel properties I know positively NOTHING about and it is embarassing. They aren't NEW, right? They've been around a long time, right? It's just... weird, that in all the decades I've been reading comics and throughout my childhood when I collected every marvel trading card I could get my mits on... I never encountered any of these guys.


Yes and no.

If you were a fan in the 70s-90s you should know the name at least. If you started collecting after that they only got big again recently.

The concept of the Guardians of the Galaxy has been around a long time, but the current team is pretty new.

When they were originally introduced way back in the Silver Age the Guardians were a cosmic team from the far future.(30th Century? I forget). They were made up of the last survivors of various Earth colonies that had different "powers" based on their adaptations to their homeworlds. This team had a lot of Avengers connections/crossovers, including playing a big part in the classic Korvak Saga (one of the most famous Silver Age Avengers stories).

THAT Guardians of the Galaxy had their own series in the 1990s (Same launch window as the Dan Ketch Ghost Rider and those books.) It was decently fun and pretty popular, especially early on and had a good long run for a book in those years.

THIS team of Guardians, set in the modern day Marvel Universe, is a recent formation. Though all the characters are long time existing characters. Rocket Racoon is from the Silver Age Incredible Hulk, Star Lord has a long history (and even a miniseries by Timothy Zahn under his belt) , Groot was a Pre-Marvel Timely Comics Monster and so on.

This new team first formed in "Annihilation: Conquest Starlord" miniseries a couple years ago (Great mini) and eventually got their own book. There we're a number of crossovers between that book and the Classic old Guardians team. That book sadly ended too young in the midst of a mess of (pretty decent actually) Cosmic crossover events but it was pretty popular with fans who read it and a good fun read. They and their members won enough popularity in to make a number of appearences recently, especially in The new Avengers Assemble book.


-ZacWilliam, hope they go with Starlords modern costume, love the helmet.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 12:36 PM

Never would have happened but I would have been pretty damn happy to see Vance Astro in the screen if only for a sorta link to the New Warriors.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:01 PM

Do you guys not understand that GOTG is just cool as hug? If you're a science fiction fan, you'll eat this jive up. Not only that, but anything Marvel sells these days. I have nothing but faith in this movie. Marvel hasn't hugged up yet, and I don't see them hugging up any time soon.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:31 PM

This is a way easier sell than Thor or Captain America actually. Thor was a space viking, Captain America was injected with science juice that made him super great and he punches nazis named silly things and he gets frozen in ice for 70 years.

All you need to motivate the existence of GOTG is "sci-fi adventure movie", they don't have to mention superheroes since there technically aren't any. Star Wars is still going, Star Wars is weird as hug, why does that guy look like a dog? How do they know what he is saying? Is that guy a fish? Worm the size of a small moon? Why not!

All it has to do is to be good.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 03:31 PM

Exactly

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 03:32 PM

I'm not sure I'd say this is an easier sell than a dude named Captain American beating up Nazis, lol. But yeah, marketed like that I suppose it could draw in a certain non-comic crowd. They're going to have make it quite good, though.