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@  Benbot : (27 February 2020 - 10:24 AM)

I really don't like that guy. Show the toys, not your face. I'm tired of looking at him.

@  RCX : (27 February 2020 - 09:25 AM)

Toy Galaxy is excellent.

@  Benbot : (27 February 2020 - 09:03 AM)

I think you'll be save in Greenland.

@  CORVUS : (27 February 2020 - 01:12 AM)

Toy Galaxy is my favorite overall toy-related channel on YouTube.

@  fourteenwings : (26 February 2020 - 11:29 PM)

Last year's coverage via Toy YouTubers was brilliant. However, since YouTube's new (unfortunately necessary) guidelines the companies barely invited any of them back, so all we get is super-popular collector's info.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 February 2020 - 09:19 PM)

If it weren't for Toy Galaxy's coverage video, I would not have known about the Defenders of the Earth figures. New toys of Flash Gordon, The Phantom, and Mandrake the Magician? In 2020? I would have said you were smoking something strong.

@  Nevermore : (26 February 2020 - 06:32 PM)

So the question is... has Madagascar closed down all its ports yet?

@  Nevermore : (26 February 2020 - 06:31 PM)

A couple that got infected attended a Carnival event with over 300 people in attendance.

@  Nevermore : (26 February 2020 - 06:25 PM)

So the Corona virus keeps getting closer to where I live. Several confirmed cases in my federal state already.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 February 2020 - 02:20 PM)

Man, only having collector sites to get Toy Fair news from sucks. Did you know there is a 4" line of kids figures for the new Avengers game coming?

@  Dekafox : (26 February 2020 - 11:54 AM)

Since Omega already exists they could name it Auntie

@  Otaku : (26 February 2020 - 10:07 AM)

Oh, and one last Titan,provided we can fudge things a bit to include a character from Transformers: Animated; how about something at least resembling TF:A Omega Supreme?

@  Otaku : (26 February 2020 - 10:05 AM)

How about they find a way to make a mold they can use for both Broadside and Tidal Wave?

@  Maximus Ambus : (26 February 2020 - 02:13 AM)

Optimus Maximus, the mysterious titan of the Arisen, also Iaconus from Cyberverse.

@  TriBlurr : (25 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

I think the only other Titan class character that would interest me after Scoponok would be Tidal Wave

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 07:34 PM)

A Titan would have more room for other toys to hang out, assuming one has the table space for it.

@  Darth Gonzo : (24 February 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Play wise which would be better a Commander Class Aircraft Carrier Mode Broadside or a Titan Class Aircraft Carrier Mode Broadside?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 February 2020 - 01:53 PM)

I'd be interested in a deluxe or voyager Fort Max in Armada flashback red-and-green.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 10:49 AM)

I'd honestly be more interested in Commander-class Scorponok and Fort Max. I don't have the space for Titans.

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 February 2020 - 10:44 AM)

Make Commander class city bots to annoy collectors too

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 10:43 AM)

Make two Broadsides. One Voyager-sized that only turns into a jet, and one Titan-sized that only turns into an aircraft carrier. Piss off everyone on both sides of the scale.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Since they seem to also go by the oh-so holy cartoon scale thing, he'd probably be a Commander Class figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 February 2020 - 10:34 AM)

Broadside is an aircraft carrier. He should probably be metroplex sized.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 February 2020 - 10:21 AM)

Broadside's more of a Commander Class.

@  Darth Gonzo : (24 February 2020 - 04:47 AM)

I think Broadside should be the next Titan Class figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2020 - 09:38 PM)

I tan nicely! But also have a family history of cancer... so... yeah, pasty for me it is.

@  Otaku : (23 February 2020 - 04:22 PM)

I really do begin to get sunburned after about 5 minutes of direct exposure, nowadays.  Side effect of already being pasty then going on a particular medication.  Yay?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 February 2020 - 01:36 PM)

It makes me burn. Accursed daystar.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 February 2020 - 01:33 PM)

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy....

@  Vexwing : (22 February 2020 - 03:26 AM)

I watched L.I.L.Y.Cat on there a while back, it was surprisingly good.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 February 2020 - 08:47 PM)

@Dekafox, no DTP, but they DO have LILY Cat ;)

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 08:46 PM)

For me, it's "chocolate therapy".

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 08:32 PM)

Tonight dough owns my soul.

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 07:28 PM)

Stupid, delicious Ben & Jerry's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 06:42 PM)

Ahh. I remember watching Bubblegum Crisis 2020 or whatever.

@  Dekafox : (21 February 2020 - 06:25 PM)

Next you'll say they have Dominion Tank Police and L.I.L.Y.Cat

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2020 - 06:06 PM)

Bubblegum Crisis, going by several shouts down.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 05:38 PM)

BGC?

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Enjoy the fudgy icing of this Hostess Cup Cake!

@  Telly : (21 February 2020 - 02:31 PM)

harlock is on tubi as well. not dubbed though :(

@  Rhinox42 : (21 February 2020 - 01:19 PM)

Blugh, the english dub of BGC is atrocious.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I might need to update my software, or they face regional limitations, cause I found no evidence of either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 10:31 PM)

DUDE! Starcom and COPS are on Tubi too!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 09:29 PM)

Spiffy! The english dub of Bubblegum Crisis on Tubi. It's gotten so hard to find these oldies on modern streaming services.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:44 PM)

And now I know and now I know and now I know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:31 PM)

Oh, oh, people can you hear me? People can you hear me? People can you hear me?

@  Echowarrior : (20 February 2020 - 06:39 PM)

Let me go-o-o-o!

@  Telly : (20 February 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Galileo Galileo!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Very very fright-ning me!

@  Sabrblade : (20 February 2020 - 04:02 PM)

*thunder and lightning*


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#41 Rust

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 12:20 PM

I think part of the polarization is the fact Warner Bros. and DC haven't had...consistency...in the quality of their films. Green Lantern was pretty much a huge disappointment all the way around and I think the final consensus with The Dark Knight Rises was "Was this really necessary?". To be fair in the latter's case, there was no way anything they put out was going to top The Dark Knight, but even taking that into account it's ultimately a rather boring experience overall.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 12:26 PM

I've just never really liked a Zack Snyder film. *shrug* There are just some names I see attached to things that dash any hopes I might have otherwise held for a project, and he's one of them.

Orci & Kurtzman are also near the top of that list for me.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 12:36 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 21 2013, 11:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Rust @ Jul 21 2013, 12:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've not yet seen Man of Steel, but in regards to the new Star Trek...having grown up on VHS copies of TOS I can say the new movies are very much indeed in keeping with the character and property heart and soul.

I'll never understand why people want to go back to the days of Voyager and Enterprise, when the franchise really was a soulless abomination.

I haven't seen Into Darkness but my issue with the first Trek is that it was more spectacle-driven than character-driven. It felt like it had the heart and soul of a Star Wars movie rather than that of a Star Trek movie, or a good Star Trek movie at least. Sure the characters got a lot of the mannerisms of the old actors down (Karl Urban as McCoy especially) but nothing ever felt character-driven... it was more "character does this because we need him to do this to get to that next plot point".


A good 75% of TOS, TNG, and DS9 was spectacle driven. People seem to prop up the exemplary episodes of the show while forgetting those were interspersed with a whoooooooooole lot of nonsense. Flashy, colorful nonsense...but still nonsense.

Star Trek 2009 was the first time - the first time - since I was a child watching Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country that I felt like I was watching a Star Trek movie and not a mindless scifi Action Flick.

...I take that back. Since First Contact. Generations still felt like Star Trek...like part of the 75% of TNG that people forget about.

As for character driven moments in the new Trek film...I dunno. Both Kirk and Spock had some pretty good character arcs that carry over into the sequel. They're by no means the characters we knew back in TOS but they aren't supposed to be. They have different life experiences shaping their personalities. The reason McCoy feels like McCoy is probably because his character has had the least amount of "alteration" thanks to temporal shenanigans.

It's kind of like The Dark Knight vs The Dark Knight Rises. In The Dark Knight, Bruce contemplates going public in order to stop the Joker's rampage - going so far as to start walking forward during Dent's press conference before Dent stole the thunder. That's in keeping with the spirit of the character, that's something Batman would do.

Now compare that to The Dark Knight Rises ending...and that's not something Batman would do.

The Trek characters were all in keeping with the spirit of the characters. Uhura and Spock's love interest came out of left field, but as much as I hate to say this, it kept (and keeps) Uhura central to the cast. Michelle Nicolas (I'm butchering her last name, I know it) almost walked off of TOS because her character was so marginalized and a non-entity. It took a personal appeal from Martin Luther King Jr. to keep her on the show. It didn't improve her character any - Go on. Tell me what shining moments Uhura had in the show. I'll wait. If you said "Kiss William Shatner" you win a noprize. And in the movies? Yup. "Dance Naked in the Sand". Truly, pairing her with Spock destroyed the spirit of her character.


Trying to wind this thing back around to being on topic, I think that's what I'm most scared of for the Batman/Superman film. That it will be in keeping with the spirit of the characters - who have historically come to blows more then actually teamed up. Hence why I asked for World's Finest - The animated movie, not the comic book series that featured Superman framing Batman for Witchcraft in Puritan Salem so he could run off with the good looking blonde woman they rescued from being drowned as a witch.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 12:48 PM

QUOTE(Rust @ Jul 21 2013, 01:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
not the comic book series that featured Superman framing Batman for Witchcraft in Puritan Salem so he could run off with the good looking blonde woman they rescued from being drowned as a witch.

Do you honestly believe that is a legitimate concern and not just extreme hyperbole on your part?

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 12:51 PM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Jul 21 2013, 12:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Rust @ Jul 21 2013, 01:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
not the comic book series that featured Superman framing Batman for Witchcraft in Puritan Salem so he could run off with the good looking blonde woman they rescued from being drowned as a witch.

Do you honestly believe that is a legitimate concern and not just extreme hyperbole on your part?


It was meant to be a humorous anecdote.

Though I suppose, I'd be shocked and kind of impressed if that's the story we got on screen. Since it also features Superman deliberately trolling Benjamin Franklin.

Edited by Rust, 21 July 2013 - 12:52 PM.


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 12:52 PM

Nice. Maybe this movie will be a set-up to the long-awaited Justice League film that's been talked about.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 12:52 PM

It came off a bit more serious than you intended then considering your prior acknowledge stance.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:01 PM

I've seen at least two or three people in this thread state they've never seen a particular movie, but then proceed to talk about why it wasn't very good or how it missed the mark (over the course of pages even).

Your uniformed opinion is completely moot unless you actually have an idea what you're talking about.



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:03 PM

Epic whining in this thread.

I'm squeeing at this news because I was very much in favor of Bruce Wayne being introduced in the next Man of Steel if only to avoid retelling his origin story.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:03 PM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Jul 21 2013, 12:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It came off a bit more serious than you intended then considering your prior acknowledge stance.


Yeah, I should have used a smilie.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:12 PM

I guess I'm in the minority that when I want depth and story, I go to the comics-and when I want fun and spectacle (and am more forgiving about shallower story elements), I go to the movies.

In keeping with that mentality, I eagerly look forward to Bruce and Clark squaring off on the big screen. I just hope they put some in-universe time between this and MoS. Well-trained Bruce vs. green Clark really doesn't seem like a fair fight.
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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:16 PM

I'm hugging pumped. I thought Man of Steel was amazing, and I have tons of faith in Zack Snyder to pull this off. Let's just hope they don't hug Batman up. Really hoping Lex is the villain too. Can't see it being anyone else.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:30 PM

My head-canon has already written a scene with Bruce and Lex debating "the Superman issue" over cigars and whiskey.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:33 PM

QUOTE(Local Trouble @ Jul 21 2013, 02:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My head-canon has already written a scene with Bruce and Lex debating "the Superman issue" over cigars and whiskey.

Oh god please

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:36 PM

I'd like to second that GOD PLEASE.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:37 PM

I think they'll try and introduce another tent pole franchise or two, and try to build the Justice League from there. Wonder Woman is certainly the most logical candidate for her own film though. I honestly don't feel like Flash can carry his own film.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:39 PM

I'd like to see a Wonder Woman origin movie that actually takes place in Hellenic Greece. Let us see her in her proper context before you throw her into Man's World.

QUOTE(Lizard King @ Jul 21 2013, 11:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Local Trouble @ Jul 21 2013, 02:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My head-canon has already written a scene with Bruce and Lex debating "the Superman issue" over cigars and whiskey.

Oh god please

I'd make it the opening scene. Let it set the tone of the entire movie.

Edited by Local Trouble, 21 July 2013 - 01:41 PM.


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:51 PM

I think I would have rather had a second dedicated Superman movie before jumping into the team-up, but this will be fine. If they're really determined to get to Justice League ASAP, then this might make a better bridge for that anyway. Who knows, maybe having the big team-up will even satisfy some of the WB execs into holding off on the full Justice League until after another couple solo movies, which I think could do it some good.

My only concern is the Frank Miller reference. I also want TDKR to be kept as far away from the DCCU as possible. There are a lot of stories out there that would make great reference material for a Superman/Batman movie. I'm not at all convinced that TDKR is one of them. I really hope that its influence doesn't extend much beyond providing a quote people would recognize.

I have no reservations regarding Snyder, Goyer, and MoS all feeding into the project. As someone who's been a huge Superman fan my whole life, and especially the last 25 years or so, I was absolutely thrilled with MoS. Yes, I could nitpick a couple things, and I'm not completely thrilled with one scene in the middle of the film. But if you take Superman as a whole over the past 75 years, rather than a snapshot of one particular incarnation, that movie absolutely got the heart and soul of the character right.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 03:17 PM

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Frank's not gonna make money from this movie.

Good lord, this thing is being judged before a single shot is filmed. Calm down, people.


Both Goyer and Snyder have pretty poor track records IMO. Snyder is very much style over substance, and Goyer's scripts either suck, or he's been the unluckiest writer ever and it's the directors, actors and editors fault every time something goes wrong.

Plus, you know, I seriously disliked the LAST collaberation they had that involved Superman.

I think that's more than enough to pass judgment.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 03:21 PM

Do we think he's gonna have Superman vs Batman though?
I'm sort of hoping they do a story where a threat is too big for Batman, and he reluctanly has to accept Superman's help and by the end they agree to collaborate which leads to Justice League.




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