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@  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.

@  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".


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#41 Automan2000

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:40 AM

The problem with the first two FF movies is that the writers couldn't seem to figured out how to create action scenes where they use their powers as a team. That and just not coming up with a decent story.

The first was mostly just boring. So much of the movie was wasted on just farting around and goofing off. Couple that with no clear motive or plan from Doom and you just got a waste of time.

The second was flat-out insulting. When I heard that it was going to have the Silver Surfer I was really excited. I imagined massive battles as the FF fought against all odds against the wielder of the Power Cosmic. The Surfer is one of the most powerful beings in the universe and he gets punked by some goofy techy-thing and get sidelined for the rest of the movie. If that wasn't enough of a kick in the balls they turn around and have Johnny go all Super Skrull because the writers STILL can't figure out how to create a good action scene with them working as a team. This was seriously one of the few movies that actually made me angry.

I will also echo the sentiment that Jessica Alba was a terrible choice for Sue Storm. Personally, I would like to see Maria Bello in the part.

I don't think and all-black FF would be a very good idea. Mainly because I think that they would end up sidetracking the whole thing by doing everything they could to call attention to them being black. If they could pull it off by having the black actors but not making it out like the movie is spending it's entire running time holding up a neon sign reading "LOOK BLACK PEOPLE" then it could work. I just don't have that kind of faith in Hollywood.


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:11 AM

QUOTE(Automan2000 @ May 3 2013, 02:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I will also echo the sentiment that Jessica Alba was a terrible choice for Sue Storm. Personally, I would like to see Maria Bello in the part.

Indeed. Hell, in addition to her weak acting, she looked like a damn mannequin in the 2nd film.
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Posted 03 May 2013 - 10:58 AM

QUOTE(Automan2000 @ May 3 2013, 01:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If that wasn't enough of a kick in the balls they turn around and have Johnny go all Super Skrull because the writers STILL can't figure out how to create a good action scene with them working as a team.


More then that - it meant in both films, Johnny is ultimately the one who takes down Doom. I mean, I know the guy went on to be Captain America but sheesh.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 11:04 AM

QUOTE(Rust @ May 3 2013, 09:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Automan2000 @ May 3 2013, 01:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If that wasn't enough of a kick in the balls they turn around and have Johnny go all Super Skrull because the writers STILL can't figure out how to create a good action scene with them working as a team.


More then that - it meant in both films, Johnny is ultimately the one who takes down Doom. I mean, I know the guy went on to be Captain America but sheesh.


If there had been a third movie, I'd have wanted to see Doom target him before everyone else.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:22 PM

QUOTE(Automan2000 @ May 3 2013, 02:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If that wasn't enough of a kick in the balls they turn around and have Johnny go all Super Skrull because the writers STILL can't figure out how to create a good action scene with them working as a team. This was seriously one of the few movies that actually made me angry.


this bugged the hell out of me. how the hell did johnny get so adept at using four different powers with no practice time?? gah!

and ive a question: did the surfers voice change? sounds like two different ones, one when he has his powers, and a different voice when he didnt have them

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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


dooms doing it all over a $10 parking ticket he found after reed borrowed his car. probly not all that funny, but not much worse than what we actually got
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#46 Jenny

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:26 PM

I hope the FF rights eventually get back to Marvel, so I can have awesome scenes with guys like Doom and the Skrulls and Galactus.



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 01:57 AM

Well, can't say I'm disappointed if this happens.

Seen Jordan play superhero before in Chronicle. He played Steve Montgomery in that one, and he was the coolest and most likable person in the whole movie. Think he could do Johnny pretty good.

It's a role where you need some serious charisma, and he proved there he can deliver on an Evans level. Matters more than the melanin levels in someone's skin for the role, and the pool's more limited.

All three previous FF movies were turd sammiches anyway, so it's not like they'd be ruining unsullied territory. (Saying this as a big time fan of the World's Greatest Comic Magazine, too. Loved the Four before I'd even heard of Superman.)


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 10:49 AM

If anyone's getting a skin change, I'd like it to be Reed.

Goes against Hollywood stereotype of the black guy getting a flashy ability and being the cool character.

Gives kids an intelligent fictional role model to look up to. Doesn't get much smarter than Reed. (And who knows what'll happen with Black Panther, and if anyone'll care).

It doesn't really matter what colour Ben is, because that's not important. But I'd like the black guy to be seen, and be prominent (unlike say, Darwin from both First Class, where of course the black dude died first, and the comics where he looks white). And angry strong black guy is rather tropey.

Plus, this way, the black guys in charge, because he's smartest not strongest, he's not gonna die or turn evil, he doesn't have a criminal past, and we get a prominent interracial couple. (All that stuff fits various prominent black heroes Marvel derailed).

Only downside would be bitchy fanboys calling him 'Mr Blacktastic'.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:59 AM

As far as the Thing goes they really need to do it CGI. The rubber looking Thing-suit was just awful. I get that Chiklis wanted to be on camera but if you looking for a face-role you don't take the role of a superhuman thing made of orange rock.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 12:11 PM

QUOTE(Automan2000 @ May 4 2013, 10:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As far as the Thing goes they really need to do it CGI. The rubber looking Thing-suit was just awful.


No, they really don't. A good suit can work, if they actually make it a good suit. Look at Iron Man, they have regular practical suits along with CGI suits. It also helps make him feel more real. CGI works fine for the Hulk, because the hulk isn't always "on" and he's more of a monster, and CGI helps with that. But The Thing? He's always on, and despite being a rock creature, is still very human. I feel that because of that he needs to be more real, more physical then Hulk.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:40 PM

I dunno, I mean, CGI can get pretty good. And Iron Man having actual suits made sense anyway, considering he was quite literally, a man in a suit.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:41 PM

QUOTE(Cat @ May 4 2013, 10:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If anyone's getting a skin change, I'd like it to be Reed.

Goes against Hollywood stereotype of the black guy getting a flashy ability and being the cool character.

Gives kids an intelligent fictional role model to look up to. Doesn't get much smarter than Reed. (And who knows what'll happen with Black Panther, and if anyone'll care).

It doesn't really matter what colour Ben is, because that's not important. But I'd like the black guy to be seen, and be prominent (unlike say, Darwin from both First Class, where of course the black dude died first, and the comics where he looks white). And angry strong black guy is rather tropey.

Plus, this way, the black guys in charge, because he's smartest not strongest, he's not gonna die or turn evil, he doesn't have a criminal past, and we get a prominent interracial couple. (All that stuff fits various prominent black heroes Marvel derailed).

Only downside would be bitchy fanboys calling him 'Mr Blacktastic'.


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#53 Detour

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 04:59 AM

...so has there been any update to this?

I'm especially worried about the director trying to cast a black actor as Johnny and a white actress as Sue. I'm fine with an ethnicity change but let's at least keep it consistent within the family here.

I like Cat's idea of making Reed black.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 28 July 2013 - 06:16 AM

It's supposed to start shooting in September and they changed the shooting location to Louisana.

It sounds like Michael B. Jordan will be starring in that Rocky spinoff, so that may conflict with him being in Fantastic Four.

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 11:57 AM

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I like Cat's idea of making Reed black.

I'd be totally down with that.
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Posted 28 July 2013 - 12:26 PM

Cast Denzel as Reed and Naomi Watts as Sue, ramp up the romance then watch the southern states collectively implode.

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 04:17 PM

Denzel as Reed...

My mind suddenly went "OH...MY...GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWD."

It fits.
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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:15 PM

Oh god no.


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:27 PM

Reed "becomes" a scientific genius? Uh...no?



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 11:09 PM

*headdesk*


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