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@  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.

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

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


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#1 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:32 AM

http://www.comicbook...s/news/?a=78697

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It sounds as if Josh Trank will be reuniting with Chronicle's Michael B. Jordan for The Fantastic Four as the African American actor who received acclaim for his role in that movie is said to be in talks to play Johnny Storm/The Human Torch. Read on for details!
Josh Wilding - 5/2/2013

According to The Wrap, Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle, House, Red Tails) is in talks to play the Human Torch in Josh Trank's upcoming reboot of the franchise, The Fantastic Four. While 20th Century Fox has declined to comment on this news, "numerous individuals" close to the production have reportedly told the site that the actor has had multiple meetings with the studio and has a good relationship with the director after their work together on Chronicle. His chances now depend on whether or not he has chemistry with the other young actors who are in contention for the movie. Of course, this sheds doubt on the recent reports that Alison Williams has been courted to play The Invisible Woman as it wouldn't make an awful lot of sense if she and Jordan played brother and sister! Regardless, Jordan is a fantastic actor, although it's possible that this decision may cause controversy among the small group of fans who reacted negatively to Idris Elba being cast as Heimdall in Thor or Laurence Fishburne as Perry White in Man of Steel! Interestingly, the site also adds that the film has not yet been given the green light...


So um... no. I'm against this. There are times where changing the race doesn't mean anything. And there are times where it's just effing weird. This is weird and I feel like Fox may be going in a direction that is not needed. Seriously, I expect Ben Grimm to be gay now so they can be more "diverse".
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:34 AM

And Sue gonna be white? Yeah, weird.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:35 AM

Agreed. I had no issues with Michael Clarke Duncan playing the Kingpin in Daredevil, but this? It seems like pandering.
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:36 AM

Although if Reed is a super smart Asian, Sue is a sultry Brazilian, Johnny is a smart alec black kid and Ben is the outcast that was already an outcast due to being gay it may be the greatest train wreck ever made.
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#5 CORVUS

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:43 AM

Agreed! It would make Roger Corman's unaired FF flick look viable by way of comparison

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:48 AM

QUOTE(CORVUS @ May 2 2013, 09:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Agreed! It would make Roger Corman's unaired FF flick look viable by way of comparison


That movie was already leagues better than the last FF movie. CRAWLING DOOM HAND!

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:49 AM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ May 2 2013, 09:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Although if Reed is a super smart Asian, Sue is a sultry Brazilian, Johnny is a smart alec black kid and Ben is the outcast that was already an outcast due to being gay it may be the greatest train wreck ever made.


I would SO watch that for the sheer awfulness. Heck, maybe "Sue" will be a black man too! Then they can get their quota for race and sexual orientation all in one!

"You're such a Mary Sue!" "Just...call me Sue. And man, I feel a storm in my ass." "Then you shall be Sue Storm in the Ass!" "Just call me...Sue Storm."

Best origin ever.


Heck, maybe they'll ALL be gay and this will just be a huge gay porn with Thing not only being a double entendre of a name, but also making lots of ROCK HARD jokes the entire time.

This is getting good.

Edited by Robowang, 02 May 2013 - 08:53 AM.


#8 CORVUS

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:53 AM

Okay folks, we all want to hear your ideas for how the new FF film could be monumentally screwed up to the point of hilarity. And go! icon-fire.gif

Edited by CORVUS, 02 May 2013 - 08:53 AM.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:18 AM

QUOTE(CORVUS @ May 2 2013, 08:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Agreed. I had no issues with Michael Clarke Duncan playing the Kingpin in Daredevil, but this? It seems like pandering.


Heck, even before Daredevil came out, I remember numerous lists and casting calls desiring Michael Clarke Duncan in Fisk's role because...well just look at the man!


As for Johnny being black and Sue being white...I could work. There is such a thing as adoption/half-siblings. But yeah, this smacks of change for change's sake.

QUOTE(CORVUS @ May 2 2013, 08:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Okay folks, we all want to hear your ideas for how the new FF film could be monumentally screwed up to the point of hilarity. And go! icon-fire.gif


Victor Von Doom harbors secret love for Reed Richards, but was poisoned because growing up, Reed got Doom interested in science, much to the dismay of Doom's mother - who was an accomplished sorceress. Unable to present her dark masters with a suitable host body (As Doom rejected all things magical), she is killed by same dark masters and Doom blames Richards for her death and vows to use "The Science Richards worships" to bring him to his knees.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:33 AM

QUOTE(NightViper @ May 2 2013, 09:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And Sue gonna be white? Yeah, weird.

Yeah, my first thought, too.
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:36 AM

QUOTE(NightViper @ May 2 2013, 09:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And Sue gonna be white? Yeah, weird.



Why would that be weird though? Adoption. It's a thing. Step-siblings. Also a thing. Mixed couples where one child resembles the race of one parent and another child looks more like the other. Also also a thing.

Edited by Kil, 02 May 2013 - 09:39 AM.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:36 AM

He's a great actor. I'd let Michael B. Jordan play anything.
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:38 AM

QUOTE(Rust @ May 2 2013, 10:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Victor Von Doom harbors secret love for Reed Richards, but was poisoned because growing up, Reed got Doom interested in science, much to the dismay of Doom's mother - who was an accomplished sorceress. Unable to present her dark masters with a suitable host body (As Doom rejected all things magical), she is killed by same dark masters and Doom blames Richards for her death and vows to use "The Science Richards worships" to bring him to his knees.

Okay, nicely train-wrecked!

Anyone else want a crack at it? icon-fire.gif
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:53 AM

If this meant they could cast Zoe Saldana as Sue...I'm game. icon-silverbolt.gif

Of course, I'd rather they just not change things like this.

Edited by Onyx Minor, 02 May 2013 - 09:53 AM.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:26 PM

I seriously hate it when they do thing to the main characters like this. I didn't mind Kingpin because Michael Clarke Duncan just made the role like he was meant for it. Sure Cocky hotshot isn't a racial thing but when we are talking a team of characters who have been Caucasian for their 50 year history in the books gets changed due to needing diversity just hug off already. I was cool with having Alicia in the last two films being black and all and I could almost give you Ben only due to him not changing the dynamic look of the team after his transformation.

Sometimes it works. Nick Fury looks much more awesome done by Samuel Jackson and as above MCD as Kingpin just worked. But for me the Human Torch has always screamed pretty white boy hotshot. Can we kickstart a movement to pay Fox to give the rights back to Marvel and the Mouse?

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:02 PM

Totally agreed, Daith.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:26 PM

QUOTE(Daith @ May 2 2013, 02:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I seriously hate it when they do thing to the main characters like this.


How often does this happen for you to hate it? An iconic superhero character changed from being a white guy? In which movie has this previously occurred? Clark Kent, Bruce Wayne, Peter Parker, Wolverine, Cyclops, Professor X, the Punisher, they all stayed white on the big screen. The Green Lantern movie could have just as easily used John Stewart, but went with Hal Jordan. Seriously, I can't think of any example of this happening with a main character in this type of movie. Just supporting characters, which you said you were okay with.

Edit: Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Thor, Captain America... Hmmm, it's almost as if the most iconic superheroes in American comics just are white for some strange reason....

Edited by Kil, 02 May 2013 - 02:42 PM.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:31 PM

It strikes me as a little weird, but I'm not invested enough in any fandom anymore to have much of an opinion on the whole thing.

I can only hope it doesn't blow up into another screaming match about race in superhero fiction. (Ha. As if it wouldn't.)
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:34 PM

There is absolutely nothing wrong with either of the previous two FF movies. I love them both. All they need to do is get Reed, Sue, and Ben to return, tweak the Thing effects to look better, and cast a new Johnny.

Seriously. We don't need a damn reboot.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:34 PM

I don't know the actor..if he fits the part, I'm good with it.