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@  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.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:01 AM)

Because the very combination of those sounds is unknown to them, and thus they avoid it as if it were contagious.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:00 AM)

For example, the English "J" sound consists of sounds that exist in German: Basically, it's just a "d" sound followed by a very soft "sh". Yet there are many Germans who insist on calling the late King of Pop "Michael Checkson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:58 AM)

I'm talking about names that should pe easily pronouncable if you just bothered to pay attention to how it's done correctly instead of insisting on "I speak X language and this is how I prounounce it!"

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:57 AM)

I'm not even talking about foreign names that have sounds that don't exist in the speaker's language.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:56 AM)

Something that really irks me is when people are persistently ignorant about the correct pronunciation of foreign names, especially when it's people they either admire or frequently interact with on a daily basis.

@  Agamus : (05 January 2020 - 09:22 PM)

wait this isn't the search bar

@  Agamus : (05 January 2020 - 09:22 PM)

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#21 Demovere Xeno

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:33 AM

QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Nov 9 2012, 04:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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".

I never really felt that his earlier works were 'fanservice-y' in the stereotypical anime definition; aside from moments here and there, their fanservice moments mostly consisted of shout-outs to aspects of their own stories (weapons, fighting moves, etc.) and other franchises. That said, I do agree that there's a different, more 'serious' feel to this trailer alone compared to Haloid and Dead Fantasy - though to be fair, those two were essentially Fan-Wank-Rule-of-Cool cranked up to the max setting.

Also, with what you observed from Ruby's fighting style, I now expect White's fighting style to be elegant and dance-like, Black's to be feral and/or carnal in some way, and Yellow's to be (even more) unusual and showy - if I try and make guesses based on their silhouettes and colors. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:20 AM

QUOTE(Demovere Xeno @ Nov 9 2012, 11:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I never really felt that his earlier works were 'fanservice-y' in the stereotypical anime definition; aside from moments here and there, their fanservice moments mostly consisted of shout-outs to aspects of their own stories


There's the skimpy costumes, the dance videos, the whole "lesbian ending" to Haloid...

While obviously the skimpy outfits were directly lifted from their parent series, it's pretty blatant the kind of feel he was trying to give the whole thing...

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:58 PM

QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Nov 10 2012, 12:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Demovere Xeno @ Nov 9 2012, 11:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I never really felt that his earlier works were 'fanservice-y' in the stereotypical anime definition; aside from moments here and there, their fanservice moments mostly consisted of shout-outs to aspects of their own stories


There's the skimpy costumes, the dance videos, the whole "lesbian ending" to Haloid...

While obviously the skimpy outfits were directly lifted from their parent series, it's pretty blatant the kind of feel he was trying to give the whole thing...

Heh, maybe I've just gotten desensitized to fanservice. icon-fire.gif And I always stopped his previous videos before they got to the 'lesbian ending'/dance video parts. icon-waspy.gif

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:00 AM

Just finished watching montys Dead Fantasy and Haloid.

Yeah, Haloid ending is just plain weird, but i was actually starting to enjoy the madness of Dead Fantasy. I'm guessing that if Dead Fantasy ever continues beyond the girls Gee dance video, Tifa will return.

Anyway seeing them and the RWBY trailer i am now very interested to see what this new series will.be, and i'm actually hoping it is Snow White, Belle and er Goldylocks?

Still it would be nice if Monty could return to Dead Fantasy sometime.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:54 AM

Hey, it's White!

Fighting a Knight!


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:24 PM

Awesome! I like Red a little better, but this was still cool!

I'm guessing the next one is Black then.

I hope we'll end up getting the 4 girls teaming up to fight a single enemy, this animator does a great job with tag-team fights.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:27 PM

QUOTE(Confuzor @ Feb 14 2013, 09:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Awesome! I like Red a little better, but this was still cool!

I'm guessing the next one is Black then.

I hope we'll end up getting the 4 girls teaming up to fight a single enemy, this animator does a great job with tag-team fights.


Isn't B 'Blue'?

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:41 PM

Dig the color changing sword.

Think I liked Red a bit more too. But this was still lovely to watch.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:13 PM

QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ Feb 14 2013, 12:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Confuzor @ Feb 14 2013, 09:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Awesome! I like Red a little better, but this was still cool!

I'm guessing the next one is Black then.

I hope we'll end up getting the 4 girls teaming up to fight a single enemy, this animator does a great job with tag-team fights.


Isn't B 'Blue'?


Judging by that teaser image at the end of both videos it seems Black to me. Honestly, I'd prefer it to be Blue, but I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:08 PM

I'm pretty sure it's black. Y'know, like the song lyrics say?

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:48 PM

Reminded me of Sucker Punch a wee bit.

Fantastic use of music in both trailers so far. Really stands out.

Very interesting weaponry in both trailers. I love the colour/ability changing sword.


What do we call Ruby's weapon? A 'Scyfle'?



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:53 PM

QUOTE(Cat @ Feb 14 2013, 11:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What do we call Ruby's weapon? A 'Scyfle'?


If you must, I guess. Or just go by its official name "Crescent Rose".

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:14 PM

Im loveing what Im seeing great music to

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:15 PM

It might just be because Ruby was fighting dozens of foes while White was fighting only one (admittedly large) guy, but so far it's an interesting contrast between their fighting styles and their weapons. Ruby uses a big 'screw-you' weapon for relentless 'all-or-nothing' recoil-based attacks, while White dodges more and relies on powerful single strikes despite using a smaller blade.

If that really is the case, I hope Monty keeps using that concept to its visual advantage - imagine things like Ruby spinning all over the place while White expertly zips through openings in Ruby's attacks, locking their foes up and striking with precision. icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:26 AM

QUOTE(ZeroX @ Nov 10 2012, 03:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dead Fantasy started to get really disturbing by the time I stopped watching. Monty is good with creating over the top CGI fight sequences, but he needs to have someone else do the writing for him because I think he might have trouble reigning himself in.

Seriously, how did a series about "video game girls from different series having a huge random, but bloodless, battle" become "Tifa being graphically murdered in one of the most unpleasently drawn-out, misogynistic sequences to watch ever"?

And yeah, the whole lesbian female Master Chief and Samus fondling thing in Haloid.

That's why I'm reserving any and all excitement for this series until I see some actual character moments.


I enjoyed his videos more before he added the blood, I think the series is kind of 'dead in the water' at this point.

I always believed that was supposed to be Nicole, the female Spartan from Dead or Alive.

This series may not catch my interest as much as the previous one did, but he has gotten a lot better.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:00 PM

^Seems that way.

Anyone able to hear the Lyrics to this song at all?

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:59 PM

QUOTE(ZeroX @ Mar 22 2013, 09:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
After reading some discussion, it appears that some people are speculating that Adam's(The real name of the guy in this trailer) rose motif makes him the "Beast" to Black's "Beauty".

Perhaps they are still keeping the Fairy Tale theme in subtle ways after all.


That was my line of thought after watching it. Beauty and the Beast.

Anyway, looking forward to Yellow, and the eventual series as well.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:20 PM

QUOTE(ZeroX @ Mar 22 2013, 05:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
After reading some discussion, it appears that some people are speculating that Adam's(The real name of the guy in this trailer) rose motif makes him the "Beast" to Black's "Beauty".

Perhaps they are still keeping the Fairy Tale theme in subtle ways after all. It would also explain why a side character got such a massive role in Black's trailer.


I thought that Monty confirmed that all the characters where "inspired" by the fairy tale characters, but that the story wouldn't be governed by those same tales.

So you've got a Red Riding Hood-esque character, for example, but she wouldn't be confined to the woods and out to rescue her granny or anything like tha, and she won't always be fighting wolves. Just aping stylistic motifs.

Voice acting in this could've been a bit better, but it's hard to expect huge things from amateur works, and without professional recording equipment. Things like Red vs. Blue get away with it get away with it because they're comedic works, where the voice work is allowed to be goofy and "off", but it's more noticeable in "dramatic" works like this. Still, at least we're talkling "90's anime dub" and not "ear-bleedingly terrible".

And gunblade kama, eh? I guess that's a little different. Not quite as flashy as the first two, but this pair seems more defined by the team dynamic. Maybe. Not sure what's up with the "betrayal" at the end. Maybe there was just part of the mission she was secretly instructed to complete solo, or something. It certainly wasn't a malicious twist.



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