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@  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)


@  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?


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#801 (Deactivated) BB Shockwave

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 03:05 PM

So, yeah, I am back from Adult Mutant Brawler Ogres! Saw it with my half-brother and his girlfriend.They enjoyed it as an action movie, but not as a TMNT movie - and they still find the designs horrible. Me?  I wish I could say I hated it, but... nah. It was just a wasted 90 minutes of my life I am never getting back. It was so pointless and boring, and went by so fast, I barely noticed what happened.
In Transformers we had Sam and the human cast taking away the time from the CGI (and expensive to show) robots. Here... none of that, actually. The Turtles have just as much screentime as April. Therefore it is saddening that they still are very forgettable and boring, or sometimes just "trying too hard" levels of annoying.
The designs are still butt-ugly (though, Donnie and Leo are the most tolerable) - Raph looks like he was mutated from a whole different species, maybe a snapping turtle? Mikey has the face that will haunt your nightmares. Splinter has weird black orbs for eyes and a fu manchu, but he is not that bad when viewed from the side. Just wish they have kept his iconic robe color. Shredder... is Bayformers 2007 Megatron crossed with a Swiss Army knife and given some parts of a samurai armor. He, like all the designs, is too busy and detailed and hence, doesn't work well when viewed from afar.

The new origin is just... too much to take in. And that's in a movie about ninja humanoid reptiles with an attitude...

- April named the Turtles and Splinter when she was a kid

- They painted their bandana colors on their backs to mark them - and they adopted these colors
- April used to feed them pizza, that's why they like it
- April saves them from a fire when the lab burns down and his dad dies, and throws them in the sewer
- Splinter oddly, remembers all of this!
So yeah, Splinter is neither Hamato Yoshi, or his rat, and ... sit down for this - he learned karate from a book called "Ninjitsu in X easy steps". That he found in the sewer... Facepalm.
Back on Megan Fox, she switches between Shia Lebeuf annoying spaz attacks where she stupidly tries to explain the turtles to a distraught (an HUGE! what has she been eating?) Whoopi Goldberg, instead of 'yknow, showing her the photo she took that she shows Fichtner 2 minutes later... Or just running around with her mouth open and breathing heavily. She does a LOT of heavy breathing in this movie... dunno why. Is that a fetish? Her character is one-note and so bland you soon forget to even care for her safety.
Oh yeah, they added "Vern", her cameraman as a love interest, who is some weird mixture of Vernon and Burne played by Will Arnett. He is also one-note and has annoying habits, but he is at least not much in the movie.

The Turtles are... also one-note. Everyone spouts their catchphrase and acts like his stereotype - Donny is the nerd so he talks in technobabble and needlessly shows off his gadgets, Mike goofs around and (disturbingly) wants to bang April, Raph is angry and wants to leave the team but he is a softie inside, and Leo... Leo is just there, boringly. But, to be frank... we barely see them interact much. They have a lot of banter in battles, but it's one-note.

Oh yeah, battles... shakey-cam is so-so, but the action IS hard to follow. However, what annoyed me the most is that the Turtles are basically, bulletproof Ogres. They have super-strenght (they can throw a full container and topple a HUm-wee!), they shrug off machine gun fire, and they are built and move like a tank. Ninjas? Pffft. There is no stealth useage in the movie apart from the cargo container scenes. They jump around a lot, yes, but barely fight using their weapons, they just punch people and throw things.
Shredder, instead, was pretty awesome in fights - he moves very fast despite his size and really fights like a ninja or samurai. Splinter fights oddly, often punching and scratching like a real rat, and sometimes using his tail as it it was a prehensile whip.
The Foot... are boring. Just makes soldiers with guns and shock batons. At the end they are just locked into a warehouse and... that's that. The whole army, just locked out.
Fichtner / Sachs... I love the actor, and he is the high point of the movie, but he is totally unnecessary and is knocked out easily in the final fight. Shredder is a non-entity... he has no reason to hate Splinter here, and is just on a quest to ransom the city and make the Foot relevant again - despite, y'know, holding New York in his grip already. At least he is played by a japanese actor.
Oh, and yeah, Karai is in this too. Blink and you'll miss her. She has like, 5 lines and is utterly useless in a fight. No mention of being the Shredder's daughter, also. Then again, no normal human can fight these guys. They can punch through walls! They are super sentai turtles.

And much like in the 2007 Transformers, here too it's the human lead who kills the villain. Granted, they do a cop-out with the mutagen and indicate Shredder might come back...

Oh, and if you thought the turtles look disturbing here? Wait until you see them as youngsters in a flashback. The horror! Also, they were skinny... did Splinter feed them steroids or what?

All in all, rather boring movie. Raph gets the most character development, but all that only comes through in the last minute of the movie. If you want to watch a good TMNT movie, watch the 2007 one... or Turtles in Time. :)



Look at the Samurai mural on the wall when April is talking to Sachs. 



Huh,.. interesting! Yeah I noticed that too and wanted him to move closer so I can get a better look. :) Might be a power suit in samurai style, indeed.



I noticed the credits showed Baxter Stockman. Where did I miss THAT in the movie? 


And where was the aforementioned allusion to Dimension X? 


So that was him then! Yeah, they show footage taken by kid April (because of course, what company working with dangerous alien mutagen won't allow a kid into the building with a camera to feed the lab animals?) - and where Fichtner and April's dad explain what they are doing, there is also an african-american scientist standing behind them. He has no lines, though, but I guess that was Baxter.

Edited by BB Shockwave, 04 September 2014 - 03:10 PM.

#802 Doin It To Ham

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 01:25 PM

Ah, that explains Baxter then. Thanks.

#803 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 12:46 AM

Nailed it.


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 12:49 AM

This movie is garbage. It has no reason to exist, absolutely none, and does nothing new with the characters that wasn't done infinitly better in the first film. I'm sorry, I know I'm on a Transformers forum where this is the standard operating procedure for its movie adaptations, but jeez people, develop some standards! People didn't accept "The Last Airbender" as a faithful adaptation of the Avatar series and neither should you just because its the only Turtles thing in theaters right now.


If you buy garbage, all people will sell you is garbage. Don't settle. Dare to demand better.



#805 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 06:34 AM

Finally got to see it on Tuesday. I enjoyed it well enough. Not my favorite version of Turtles, but I didn't hate it.


I did like how brisk it was, and that it pretty much kept up a good pace. That's probably AoE speaking to me, though.


Going to try to do a full review on PMO soon.


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Posted 14 September 2014 - 06:37 PM

I enjoyed it. It wasn't perfect, but it was a lot better than any of the Transformers movies.


The April-centric origin, no thanks. Inevitably every new iteration will put its own stamp on the origin but this was just waaay too much.


I didn't have any issues with the Turtle designs. I'd been worried when we first saw them, but they really aren't that bad, although there is something vaguely unsettling about Mikey's face that made him much less appealing than his brothers. But Splinter! Oh my, so ugly. Not a fan.


I was pleasantly surprised by Fox's portrayal of April. It was... watchable. I didn't, y'know, hate her. I wish they hadn't gone with the reporter version, but I guess that's the one that most of the nostalgia centres around. :/


Hoping for Casey and Utroms in the sequel. And for Leo to demonstrate actual personality.


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 03:27 AM

Here's the trailer for the 2nd movie! Bebop & Rocksteady

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 11:48 AM

Here's the trailer for the 2nd movie! Bebop & Rocksteady


There's already a thread for that.

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