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@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.

@  fourteenwings : (23 February 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Is there something about the Shoutbox that just means we get politics taking over the thing at least once a week?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2021 - 08:26 AM)

At least your government is willing to talk about the collapsing medicare system. In quebec, their ignoring it in favour of talking about language again! Oh, and unconstitutionally denying access to eduction.

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:52 AM)

At least here in my home province of Ontario we have a conservative gov't who doesn't want to cuz $$$$, but the argument is that they'll end up paying in medical care anyways for those sick people so why not?

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:51 AM)

We have paid sick leave here in Canada too, but it's not very much and not everyone has it. So we're trying to get the gov't to extend it, and give it to everyone.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:23 AM)

The only reason people still go to work despite being sick is because they feel emotionally obliged to serve their employer.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Some people abuse the system by somehow getting sick with a different plague every five weeks.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Those six weeks are out of the employer's pocket by legal mandate. If you're still sick after those six weeks, the health insurance company takes over the payment.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:19 AM)

That's the good thing in Germany - we have legally mandated paid sick days. Six weeks (!) for a single cause (consecutive or recurring, as long as it's the same cause; reinfections long after the fact don't count), Everytime the employee gets sick with a new cause, another six weeks start.

@  tigerhawk : (22 February 2021 - 04:48 PM)

That's how my family got sick, my brothers a teacher, he has a class for expelled students, they gave full attendance these past few lockdowns out of sheer boredom, they can turn in sick and break isolation and he nor the other staff, who also got sick, couldn't do anything about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 February 2021 - 03:03 PM)

Yeah, pretty sure the only reason people don't stay home when they're sick is that the vast majority of society lives paycheque to paycheque, and they can't afford even one missed day of work.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 February 2021 - 11:27 AM)

That's unfortunate... I know masks can be annoying, but I think not being able to breath comfortably for a while is better than actually having the virus and not being able to breath at all. bUt Oh, pEoPLe dOn'T bELiVe ThE dAmN vIrUs Is rEaL

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2021 - 08:28 AM)

Hahahaha! Oh, you're serious. Yeah, no one is going to do that. Far too many are in positions where they simply cannot afford the time off, and most of the rest are the kind who won't wear the mask in a global pandemic, never mind when they alone have the sniffles.

@  Shockwave 75 : (22 February 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I just hope a take-away from this will be for people to stay home when they're sick, and if they have to go out, wear a mask so as not to spread their illness.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 February 2021 - 08:25 PM)

I think it's mostly the masking that's kept the flu season down so much, and that's unlikely to be kept up for that long. I'm sure there'll be some people who keep wearing masks for years after this, but I suspect a larger number are anticipating people able to toss them once vaccinations are complete.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2021 - 05:27 PM)

Same in canada. Doctors report it to be basically non-existant. I kinda hope they keep some stuff up after everyone is vaccinated. Like hand sanitizer at store entrances, and actually cleaning the shopping carts.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 05:17 PM)

On the plus side cold and flu cases are down 80% this winter thanks to lockdowns, or at least that's the case in the UK.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

This is quite possibly the most miserable i have ever felt.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

i'll be nice and not bypass the cupcake monkey, but COVID can *bleep* itself in the *bleeping* *bleeper* with a *bleeping* cactus.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 02:39 AM)

He only appeared the once in the US comics and got one follow up in the UK comic. He never suffered badass decay like Omega Supreme and the combiners.

@  Rycochet : (19 February 2021 - 05:15 PM)

Trypticon's debut issues in the marvel comic were the absolute best 'To sell a toy' comics of the book.

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:04 AM)

Then the audience goes "This was a stealth Transformers film wannit!"

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:03 AM)

Godzilla vs Trypticon, co written by Christina Hobson and Max Borenstein.

@  Bass X0 : (19 February 2021 - 01:36 AM)

I now want G1 Grimlock to transform into Mecha Godzilla.

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2021 - 04:23 PM)

I preferred Rush when Midway made it.

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2021 - 03:13 PM)

The best Rush comes from Canada.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 February 2021 - 02:54 PM)

In *other* wonderful and fantastic news, guess whose Kingdom Cheetor and Paleotrex FINALLY arrived today?

@  Bass X0 : (16 February 2021 - 03:07 PM)

yeah, its a good show. watch as much as you can.

@  tigerhawk : (16 February 2021 - 04:58 AM)

Goodnight Sweethearts turned out to be a gem, I only knew Nicholas Lyndhurst in Only Fools and Horses but never saw this show before.

@  Bass X0 : (15 February 2021 - 04:07 PM)

Then we got Ultra Magnus, Fortress Maximus, Dai Atlas, Megatron, Galvatron, Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp and Banzai-Tron in Alternity...

@  Sabrblade : (15 February 2021 - 12:04 PM)

Heh, that new Binaltech comic that Ichikawa wrote for one of the Japanese Generations books even had the other Dinobots make fun of Grimlock for his "Autobot Car" body.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 February 2021 - 12:03 PM)

They got that rescue bot grimlock that turns into a motorcycle. That's... pretty neat...

@  Otaku : (15 February 2021 - 11:35 AM)

Just to make Grimlock feel more "wrong", they even highlight how his character just seems ill-suited for a sports car alternate mode in his own backstory.  Hindsight is 20/20, so I now wish they'd made a T-rex that transformed into a sportscar.  Still probably would have been as much or more of a pain to transform, but at least it'd feel more like Grimlock. :D

@  Rycochet : (13 February 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Some Alternators were fine, then you have Grimlock/Wheeljack, with three transformers worth of fiddly and a giant buttflap.

@  Telly : (13 February 2021 - 01:49 AM)

thats the main reason i got rid of my alternators. too much of a pain to transform

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:13 AM)

Didn't use a hammer, but feeling a little less sentimental.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:12 AM)

(The video I found to get some hints had alcohol and a hammer, and by the time I was done, I understood why.)

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:11 AM)

I posted something about feeling all sentimental when I transformed alternators Smokescreen a few days ago...and tonight I tried transforming Grimlock.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:10 AM)

they don't taste great.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:10 AM)

I'm eating my words...

@  Kaon : (12 February 2021 - 01:48 AM)

How is everyone tonight

@  Telly : (11 February 2021 - 06:31 PM)

even intergalactic despots need some down time

@  wonko the sane? : (11 February 2021 - 05:07 PM)

Then he went and hid in a hot tub for a few months...


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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.

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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.

Edited by Strafe, 15 July 2012 - 11:45 AM.


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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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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.