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@  repowers : (19 January 2021 - 03:18 PM)

Everything's out of control.

@  -LittleAutob... : (19 January 2021 - 09:51 AM)

*cough* w h a t?

@  Donocropolis : (19 January 2021 - 09:48 AM)

Cause your friends don't dance, and if they don't dance they ain't no friends of mine

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2021 - 08:52 AM)

You could leave your friends behind.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 January 2021 - 09:43 PM)

You could if you really wanted to.

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

Nadie puede decir algo diferente >:D

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

......... all wounds heal through God. *walks off*

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 January 2021 - 01:01 PM)

Let me know when the WEAPONs wake up.

@  tigerhawk : (18 January 2021 - 05:18 AM)

Or is the wound the Earth healing.

@  unluckiness : (18 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Healing is just destroying the wound

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 06:08 PM)

But eventually destroys everything.

@  tigerhawk : (17 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Heals many wounds

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 02:03 PM)

Time.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2021 - 07:53 AM)

I dunno, maybe. I'm not clairvoyant either...

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2021 - 04:30 AM)

Covid?

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 09:50 PM)

At this point, if I'm going to die then it won't be the wait what killed me. It didn't help any, mind you, but it's not what got me.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 January 2021 - 09:37 PM)

Technically we are all literally dying to play with our next figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 05:36 PM)

I am figuratively dying to play with that cheetor.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Still waiting for my box from BBTS to arrive.

@  tigerhawk : (16 January 2021 - 04:29 PM)

Kingdoms is fantabulous and it's only the first wave.

@  tigerhawk : (12 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

My Super Collection Megatron always had two left legs and I just discovered my Thrilling 30 Crosscut has two right hips.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Fortunately, it's only Netflix Hound, so not really much of a loss here.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:55 PM)

So it's been a while since I've had a misassembled Transformers toy.

@  Echowarrior : (11 January 2021 - 10:02 AM)

More Micromasters would be welcome.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 January 2021 - 06:15 AM)

Instructions unclear, have more sports cars.

@  tigerhawk : (11 January 2021 - 01:57 AM)

Or they could make the other Micromasters of the teams they half assed.

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 January 2021 - 11:20 PM)

There should be a box set of eight Stakeouts.

@  Bass X0 : (10 January 2021 - 08:27 PM)

There should be a box-set of Thrust, Dirge and Ramjet. But I'm not expecting it.

@  Nevermore : (10 January 2021 - 07:51 PM)

I hope there are re-releases this year!

@  tigerhawk : (10 January 2021 - 03:59 PM)

I hope there's rereleases of Earthrise Ramjet, Dirge and Ratchet next year.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

Oh no, he was loved. I'd argue he could have had a better life physically, but he was loved. Deeply.

@  Telly : (08 January 2021 - 01:42 AM)

as long s/he gave love and was loved, it was a good life

@  Echowarrior : (07 January 2021 - 11:10 PM)

Poor puppy. Poor kid.

@  CORVUS : (07 January 2021 - 03:04 PM)

My condolences :(

@  wonko the sane? : (07 January 2021 - 10:45 AM)

So: My sisters dog just had a heart attack and died... while her 12 year old son was walking him. Welcome to 2021 everybody!

@  Dekafox : (04 January 2021 - 07:24 PM)

Except they're Deceptican'ts usually.

@  Devcon : (04 January 2021 - 05:17 PM)

Depending on which dub: Either Decepticons or Decepticans.

@  Bass X0 : (04 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Deception is the French word for disappointment. What does that make the Decepticons in France?

@  Echowarrior : (03 January 2021 - 11:29 PM)

We're just tiny little specks, about the size of Mickey Rooney.

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 January 2021 - 04:33 PM)

It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny.

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned, a sun that is the source of all our power

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving and revolving at nine hundred miles an hour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (02 January 2021 - 11:57 PM)

relative to the speed that it's swirling around the centre of the galaxy, its rotation is fairly slow

@  PlutoniumBoss : (02 January 2021 - 09:31 PM)

I'd like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 January 2021 - 07:21 PM)

The Earth moving gave us 2021.

@  ▲ndrusi : (02 January 2021 - 10:50 AM)

It does that.

@  tigerhawk : (02 January 2021 - 10:11 AM)

I think the Earth is moving.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:35 AM)

Sunday evenings are awesome. Looking at the clock at 8 PM and thinking "I still have plenty of time before going to bed..."

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:33 AM)

Now I've been working permanent late shift for almost three years. Don't regret it one bit. One of the rare cases where the needs of the company overlap with my own preferences.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:32 AM)

Before the permanent late shift was introduced three years ago (which I volunteered for as soon as the form became available), I always tended to plan my vacation for early shift weeks. Since the majority of the people in most departments prefer to work early shift and thus tended to plan their vacation for late shift weeks, there were usually enough slots available for me to get my request fulfilled.


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#61 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 11:15 PM

SURPRISE! Fox is making a quick and dirty Super hero movie, releasing it two weeks before Avengers 2 to ride the wave of enthusiasm and probably selling it back to Marvel after that since they have NO IDEA what to do with this thing.



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 11:18 PM

Getting The Fantastic Four (and more importantly Doom and Galactus) back to Marvel would be about the only thing that would make that wretched synopsis palatable.


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 11:38 PM

I don't know why they wanted to keep the license. Neither of their Previous FF movies did really well. Fantastic Four is really one of the worst properties to try and adapt, because they're not like the X-Men or Avengers, they tend to be less super-heroes and more 'explorers of the fantastic' that sometimes get side tracked by super-villains. FF tends to have a lot more "down time" due to that and being a family of heroes, then other properties and that's not easy to get across in a movie. Yes, 'The Incredibles' did it and they really are just a re-imagined fantastic four, but I don't think the same could fly for a live action movie just because people seem to have different expectations with them. I'm sure Marvel Studios could make them work, because they've yet to really fail at it. It'd work better as a TV series really, where you have much more time and room to really explore their dynamics and build up to their more epic moments, spacing things out with Reed's explorations and such.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:21 AM



I don't know why they wanted to keep the license. Neither of their Previous FF movies did really well. Fantastic Four is really one of the worst properties to try and adapt, because they're not like the X-Men or Avengers, they tend to be less super-heroes and more 'explorers of the fantastic' that sometimes get side tracked by super-villains. FF tends to have a lot more "down time" due to that and being a family of heroes, then other properties and that's not easy to get across in a movie. Yes, 'The Incredibles' did it and they really are just a re-imagined fantastic four, but I don't think the same could fly for a live action movie just because people seem to have different expectations with them. I'm sure Marvel Studios could make them work, because they've yet to really fail at it. It'd work better as a TV series really, where you have much more time and room to really explore their dynamics and build up to their more epic moments, spacing things out with Reed's explorations and such.

 

Three reasons, really.

 

1. The original FF movies didn't actually do that bad.

 

Fantastic Four

Budget: $100 million

Domestic: $154.7 million

Foreign: $175.9 million

 

Fantastic Four: Rise of the SIlver Surfer

Budget: $130 million

Domestic: $131.9 million

Foreign: $157.1 million

 

This was in a pre-Dark Knight, pre-Iron Man era too.  They weren't runaway successes, but they weren't amazing flops either.  They're sitting happily at mediocre.

 

2. Times have changed.  This is a post-Avengers world. 

-Super-hero movies are more popular than ever. (Even a divisive movie like Man of Steel made out pretty well for itself.)

-Team movies are potential money

-Shared Universes are potential money (FF + X-men)

 

3. Fantastic Four is worth more to Marvel (due to potential enrichment of the MCU) than it is to Fox, so letting the rights just expire and go back to Marvel for free is leaving money on the table.  More profitable to crap out an average movie every 7 years and rake in the mediocre profit on that while waiting for Marvel (or rather, Disney) to finally fork over the ridiculous amount of money Fox would sell it back to them for.  Disney, being a very "frugal" company, to put it politely, probably isn't going to pay anytime soon because even with just their Marvel Studio, they have a super full plate. (I think Kevin Fiege said they have 6-7 movies they want to do in Phase 3, and only room for 4-5.)


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 07:08 AM

While Reed "becoming" a scientific genius may be stretching things a bit (no pun intended), it's not without precedent in the comics. It's been stated several times that Reed's super-intelligence is, in part, an effect of his stretching powers in that he can "stretch" his brain.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 08:10 AM

would FOX really let Fantastic Four go? All they've got left aside from that is X-Men (i think) and that's not holding up too well either...


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 10:37 AM

Why are they so intent on taking Roger Corman's title of 'Worst Fantastic Four Movie Ever'?

 



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 10:58 AM

I really hope Marvel gets the rights back at some point.

A shared Marvel Universe where the FF and X-men, and their supporting casts, don't exist seems weird to me.

 

And I think I'm fine with race swaps in most cases(Thor would be odd) as long as they're not just made to fit Hollywood stereotypes.




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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:03 AM

 

 Times have changed.  This is a post-Avengers world. 
 

 

I love how you can just read this bit on its own, and it sounds like the Avengers really exist.



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:15 AM

I honestly just want them to translate the first two arcs of Ultimate Fantastic Four.


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#71 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:38 PM

I'd be more than ok with not having an origin story.



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:43 PM

They should do the origin story in "news bytes" format and just kick off the story after that.


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

 


#73 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:49 PM

No, that's half assed story telling.



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:58 PM

Everything about that synopsis makes me want to cry. It sounds like the most outright unfaithful, unrelated, ground-up-rebuild, complete-discarding-of-everything-that-works take on ANY superhero movie in the last decade and a half. I am filled with genuine dread.



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 01:34 PM

No, that's half assed story telling.



Really? I thought it was done exceptionally well in The Incredible Hulk. I'd honestly want to see that a lot more than "retold origin story #77."

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#76 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:51 PM

We see it all the time. It's a hack move. Use clever dialogue and nifty flashbacks. News bytes are no better than an opening scroll in the beginning. No, Star Wars isn't sacrosanct :p



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:07 PM

I thought the least faithful Fantastic Four media project would always be 'The Thing' cartoon from the 70's, the one where the kid has a magic ring that turns him into the Thing when he says 'Thing ring, do your thing'.

Kudos to Fox for taking over that top spot.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:28 PM

No, that's half assed story telling.

Not if you use it to the film's advantage.

 

 

One of the things that set the Fantastic Four apart back in the day was that they didn't have secret identities. They were very public figures. Celebrities, even.

Using a "news bytes recap" format not only helps you catch up with the story, it also helps establish their media presence.


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 24 January 2014 - 03:29 PM

that synopsis is definitely not the synopsis or anything close to the synopsis. i don't know who put that out. byyee.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:41 PM

I thought the least faithful Fantastic Four media project would always be 'The Thing' cartoon from the 70's, the one where the kid has a magic ring that turns him into the Thing when he says 'Thing ring, do your thing'.

Kudos to Fox for taking over that top spot.

Oh wow, I almost forgot about that.

That actually was the definitive version of The Thing for me for a number of years.

Don't even really remember watching that show, but I must have seen re-runs of it on Cartoon Network or something.


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 24 January 2014 - 03:41 PM.