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@  fourteenwings : (23 January 2020 - 11:43 PM)

I don't know about Hasbro's general policy but I know everybody was on lockdown for Frozen II, which included both LEGO and Hasbro. Plus, I'm guessing everybody is holding off PR for NY Toy Fair? Overall, it's best to remember that Toy Fairs are for buyers, not fans.

@  fourteenwings : (23 January 2020 - 11:41 PM)

LEGO has been doing this for ages, including sending cease and desists when outlets get leaked images.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:42 PM)

And then they ended up selling off the brand, so I guess I wasn't the only one.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:41 PM)

Last time a toy brand I followed tightened down on toy fair and all the invited guests posted glowing reviews of what they saw, I ended up being disappointed as heck.

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 January 2020 - 10:34 PM)

JediNews UK basically said they got a walkthrough of Lego's showcase...but were legally bound to NOT talk about anything, much less take pics.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:24 PM)

I wondered why I had seen basically nothing newsworthy from the event

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 January 2020 - 10:14 PM)

Word is that Hasbro and Lego have their UK Toy Fair stuff on MAJOR lockdown. Full NDAs and everything.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 09:28 PM)

Seeing people say the $0.99 + $20 shipping item is cheaper than the $19.99 + free shipping item and getting tons of likes for it... I just don't know anymore.

@  Telly : (23 January 2020 - 09:11 PM)

if you havent already, y'all check your walmarts clearance aisle. i found siege six shot for $5. course, it could just be my walmart, but never hurts to look

@  Vexwing : (23 January 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Candlejack is going to need more ro

@  Patch : (23 January 2020 - 06:30 PM)

I thought you had to type out Candlejack's full name bef

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 January 2020 - 02:46 PM)

I typed in the wrong tab.

@  Paladin : (23 January 2020 - 02:32 PM)

must've been the works of Candleja

@  Telly : (23 January 2020 - 02:06 PM)

looks like maximus wiped himself out mid-sentence

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 January 2020 - 08:42 AM)

Disregard this.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 January 2020 - 06:58 PM)

Bold of you all to assume we won't wipe ourselves out in 50 years.

@  Benbot : (22 January 2020 - 04:27 PM)

There will be no UBI, people will just live in a ditch while they celebrate owning the libs.

@  Rycochet : (22 January 2020 - 03:24 PM)

In 50 years, retail will be dead because all stores are staffless fully automated operations controlled by Amazon. The UBI will be less than a fifth of what it actually costs to live after two decades of cuts and.a steadfast refusal to match inflation.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 January 2020 - 02:55 PM)

In fifty years retail will be a thing of the past through robots, printers and Universal Basic Income.

@  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.


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#1 mx-01 archon

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:01 AM




For those of you out there who enjoy Monty Oum's slick, over-the-top anime-esque wire-fu choreography spectaculars, 2013's looking to be a real treat for the senses.

Seems to be aiming for a more dramatic/artistic feel than Rooster Teeth's Red vs. Blue web series. They're promising some story to go along with this, so it might not be just another Monty Oum self-indulgent fight-fest (as fun as those are).

Great sense of style to this trailer. The "superflat" artstyle, with the characters almost in silhouette, is gorgeous, and helps cover the roughness of the CG models (hey, not everyone can afford a Pixar-level supercomputer). Of course physics just flies out the window as Monty is wont to, but the girl does have a better sense of "weight" behind her movements than in some of his earlier works. The little lullaby-type melody they put together for this teaser is beautiful and haunting. Girl can sure hit some notes.



...and now I really want an action figure of "Red", complete with transforming scythe-rifle.


[edit]D'oh, wrong section

Edited by mx-01 archon, 08 November 2012 - 03:06 AM.


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:47 AM

I like it! Stylish and slick, although for a second i thought the girl was vincent valentine.

This will hopefully be good. And guns that transform into melee weapons awesome!

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:24 AM

Very cool video. The scythe action reminded me of Ninja Gaiden.

Moving to General.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:20 AM

Nice and the concept behind the scythe-rifle is actually pretty solid. If you break physics for it to work that is. Be interested to see where they go with this now that RvB animated isn't gonna go on.

Ironbite-more's the pity with that.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:15 AM

I've been watching that trailer over and over again since late Monday night. That song is stuck in my head now, and you're right, it is rather haunting. (and I like it!) Ruby's (Monty named her in the Drunk Tank Podcast yesterday) character design is fantastic! Loving the Scythe Rifle so very much and I cant wait to see what the other three ladies look like and who they are!

R - Ruby = Little Red Ridding Hood
W - ??? = Snow White?
B - ??? = Beauty and the Beast or Sleeping Beauty?
Y - ??? = Goldilocks?

Theory going around is that they are all based on the Brothers Grimm Fairy-tales. Cant wait to see just what Monty comes up with.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:50 PM

I'm planning on watching it. Should be fun.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

QUOTE(Ironbite @ Nov 8 2012, 06:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nice and the concept behind the scythe-rifle is actually pretty solid. If you break physics for it to work that is.


Obviously Ruby is Dante's daughter, for her to take those improbable shots, and for the massive recoil on that rifle to not tear her arms off every time she fires it unbraced (love how in the opening barrage she actually plants the pointy end in the ground as a makeshift monopod).

Not that it's likely that a .50cal generates that much recoil in the first place, and bullet jumping is purely within the realm of fantasy.

But that's what suspension of disbelief is for icon-waspy.gif.


The important part is that the concept makes you believe that it works, on which I think this is Monty's best work to date in that regard. In a lot of his previous videos (especially Dead Fantasy), the power levels of the characters would fluctuate wildly so that the characters could show off, but then be presented on fairly even grounds so that they all get their turns. There was little consistency with how strong an attack or power could be at any given moment, as long as it aided in extending the action.

Here, though, as I mentioned earlier, Ruby seems to move with a more grounded sense of "weight", and the mechanics of her weapon seem to work on a fairly consistent basis. As a result, there's a very visceral sense of "rhythm" to her movements, which really clicks, giving you a mechanical setting that while not realistic, is "believable" within its own confines. I certainly hope that feeling continues through to the full series, because it ups the already incredible fight choreography that Monty is known for to a whole other level. And if the series' writing is good enough to sell you on the characters, then all the better.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:44 PM

I've enjoyed Monty's previous works, and seeing how much he's improved in this trailer alone is pretty incredible. The setting, the aesthetics, the fluidity, the music... just amazing.

QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Nov 8 2012, 12:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
...and now I really want an action figure of "Red", complete with transforming scythe-rifle.

Let's hope this becomes popular enough that Max Factory decides to extend an offer, then. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:49 PM

QUOTE(Demovere Xeno @ Nov 8 2012, 04:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Nov 8 2012, 12:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
...and now I really want an action figure of "Red", complete with transforming scythe-rifle.

Let's hope this becomes popular enough that Max Factory decides to extend an offer, then. icon-fire.gif


One can only hope. They're the company that gave the world Figma Billy Herrington, after all.

Not to mention the massive merchandising campaign that followed Black Rock Shooter's creation. Somebody just needs to post these vids to NicoNico...

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:00 PM

they had me at

Pump action shotgun scythe

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:06 AM

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they had me at

Pump action shotgun scythe



Ditto.

I await trailers for the other 3 girls.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:49 AM

QUOTE(Destron D-69 @ Nov 8 2012, 10:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
they had me at

Pump action shotgun scythe


Shotgun Scythe that fires 50 cal rounds! Can't wait to see the other 3 girls, and to find out who they are and what they're capable of.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:32 PM

Isn't it bolt action, rather than pump action?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:01 PM

QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Nov 9 2012, 01:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Isn't it bolt action, rather than pump action?


I think so, yeah. It has the handle thing on the side that she pulls back and turns upward before turning it back down and in again.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:11 PM

It occurs to me that if they're planning on getting all these characters together for a cohesive storyline, rather than just a bunch of solo vignettes, realistically Ruby here'd be a horrible teammate to have in close-quarters friendly-fire scenarios. Or even if she has to fight in populated areas.

Whenever she uses that recoil trick to boost her cutting power, there's a bullet coming out the end of that thing that's gonna ruin someone's day. Having to closely measure the angle of her scythe sweeps seems incredibly burdensome.


Of course, being a Monty Oum production, it's just another excuse for more improbable combat gymnastics, and it'll look glorious.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:00 PM

OMG! I was thinking about that last night! Like, you know how in just about EVERY group fight, they have that moment when they're back to back? How would that work with her weapon? I mean, sure she could turn it back into a Rifle/Shotgun and just shoot the enemy, but that's not nearly as flashy as the Scythe. (and we all know Monty LOVES his flashy, over the top fight scenes)

It'll be fun to see how Monty handle that. Plus like you said, a populated area would be problematic and collateral damage would be almost unavoidable.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

QUOTE(Airachnid @ Nov 9 2012, 02:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Nov 9 2012, 01:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Isn't it bolt action, rather than pump action?


I think so, yeah. It has the handle thing on the side that she pulls back and turns upward before turning it back down and in again.

The spent cartridges also appear to be some variety of high-powered rifle ammunition, not shotgun shells. (Shotgun shells aren't bottlenecked, for starts.)

I confess to being kinda mystified by the bolt action mechanism. It's a weird detail, and one I find kind of jarring. A pump seems like it would be more sensible (by virtue of being easier to use), and an autoloader would be infinitely more practical on this completely preposterous, totally made-up origami weapon.

Otherwise, it looks interesting, in an empty-headed, eye-candy sort of way. Rather like a lot of anime, honestly.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:21 PM

QUOTE(Canthros @ Nov 9 2012, 01:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I confess to being kinda mystified by the bolt action mechanism. It's a weird detail, and one I find kind of jarring. A pump seems like it would be more sensible (by virtue of being easier to use), and an autoloader would be infinitely more practical on this completely preposterous, totally made-up origami weapon.


*ahem*

It could also turn out that this is set in some sort-of Steampunk fantasy world where automatic weapons don't exist yet, for all we know.

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Otherwise, it looks interesting, in an empty-headed, eye-candy sort of way. Rather like a lot of anime, honestly.


I'd rather not make that sort of judgement call without seeing any hint of the story they've got planned around this thing.

Also, we've gotta do something about your choices in anime icon-waspy.gif.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:32 PM

Watching the trailer again, I got the impression that the second clip contains significantly more powerful rounds compared to the first clip. The blasts she fires after switching become larger and are black instead of white, the force behind said blasts is increased, and the clip itself is marked with a symbol while the first isn't.

Or I may be overanalyzing the Crazy Over-The-Top Fight Scene Trailer. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

QUOTE(Demovere Xeno @ Nov 9 2012, 02:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Or I may be overanalyzing the Crazy Over-The-Top Fight Scene Trailer. icon-fire.gif


Join the club. Can't stop analyzing cause I can't stop watching it.

It's also kinda refreshing that Monty's toned down his usual fanservice angle, at least for this segment (given that the focal character is explicitly a younger girl. Who's to say what happens with the interpretation of "the fairest of them all", Snow White, or the other two?). Not to say that Ruby doesn't have her own brand of sexiness, but it's in the form of a demure, understated coquettishness laced with a confident professionalism, rather than skimpy outfits and the outright flirtatiousness of his previous videos. It goes a long way in presenting this project as something beyond his casual "exploitation" pieces, something more artistically "legitimate".



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