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@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2019 - 08:45 PM)

@xellos We get to many of those in Hollywood movies.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 08:13 PM)

Re:Creators!

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 07:47 PM)

There is also Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, where people regularly get summoned to a fantasy world, then eventually sent back with their accumulated powers (and the main character smuggles the demon lord's daugher by his request, which is a no-no)

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 07:23 PM)

We need more inverse isekais, like The Devil is a Part-Timer

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 04:11 PM)

I feel like Tron is pushing it but I can't actually come up with an argument to that effect

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

To Arazyr- I don't see why it wouldn't be.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:31 AM

So I finally grabbed IDW Megatron.  First off, I must have lucked out as all joints seem to be tight and everything fits where it is intended to for the most part (have had a bad track record as of late)

 

Looking at the figure with his lavender secondary color and purple underoos, It occored to me that this little guy is not Megatron at all, but rather the character that we knew in Beast wars who took that name, to me at least.

 

Sure this mode is seen in the comics, but for my purposes, the size, varying color scheme and head sculpt are completly justified by this idea.  That, and we already know very well where Waspinator and Rattrap are, among others, and the color scheme does not neccissarily match what is on the printed page.

 

SO I ask you folks, do you ever do this?  If so, what sort of re-purposing have you done with figures?


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:35 AM

I've done very little personal repurposing with my figures, only ever doing so if it had been done officially (such as using my PM Optimus Prime w/ Apex Armor as God Ginrai).

 

However, there is one example of what you're asking about that I have done, and it is this:

 

Marvel Crossovers Ghost Rider as Animated The Fallen. :idea


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:38 AM

not counting figures I've deliberetly gone and painted into somebody else... hmm?

 

I'm actually at a bit of a loss... I know I use to do it a lot when universe and classics 1 were running ..but now either I just make them that guy.. or Hasbro or a 3p company has made one for me ... does tossing the non-screen movie and hftd guys into prime count?

 

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:02 AM

I love that we can "like" posts now!  Non-screen toys from any line are perfect fodder.  I have TFPrime Kup as part of the G1 Minibots in my mind.  Even has a place on the hood where a big "M" should go (and the height works allongside classic deluxes)


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:19 AM

We have a fairly active thread about this here.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:21 AM

I use Club Dion as Windbreaker to supplement my G2 shelf.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:21 AM

I generally dislike repurposing toys of less popular characters or new ones as G1 guys or characters who already have tons of updates. BW Megatron doesn't need another form.

 

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:57 AM

I only really repurpose characters from one continuity into another continuity as that same character. The WFC/FoC toys are their G1 selves to me even though officially they are Aligned toys. I also use Beast Hunters Abominus as G1 Abominus. And Prime Kup is Generation 2 Kup (I imagine him to have this body during the Marvel G2 comics). Prime Fallback is a Cybertronian G1 Outback. I don't do it for every character though. I don't want the likes of Prime Bumblebee to be a new body for G1 Bumblebee.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 05:39 AM

Movie Strongarm as G1 Brawn and movie Crosshairs as G1 Outback.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:23 AM

Some recent ones for me:

I should be picking up the Predacons Rising Optimus/Preadking cyberverse set today, with Optimus obviously going to be Thunderclash. Mind, the only thing that really made me want him was reading about MTMTE 22. I bought a CV Beastblade OP so I could give the shield to Thunderclash, and will be giving the remaining Green Optimus and Preadking repaint to my son.

Getting T30 Sandstorm reminded me that my Energon CJ is UT Sandstorm.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:26 AM

I don't do it personally.

Even the ones that are done so through fiction usually don't work for me.

That is unless you count repurposing the WfC / FoC guys who were always meant to be G1 guys into G1 guys instead of Aligned guys (you know who Hasbro / TakaraTomy thinks of as the same guys), then yes I do it constantly.  :thumbsup

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:11 AM

 I did get Generations GDO Swerve specifically to use him as my Classics Ironhide, after seeing a custom of the Kup version these boards that predates him that more or less did the same thing. The way I see it, his headsculpt doesn't look *old* and the colors aren't exact, but both the head and colors are close enough to work in my head, and he's still far better than the Universe 2.0 one.

 

I got Prime RID Ultra Magnus to be my IDW Magnus, since it makes a fun kind of sense for a Lawman to use a giant mallet as his weapon.

 

When Generations Voyager Springer came out and made my GDO Springer basically obsolete, I justified it as the Voyager being his IDW version, and the GDO being his Aligned version, since most of my Prime figures are Deluxes he scaled well with.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:38 AM

Prime Kup is now IDW Dipstick.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:27 AM

My plan is to repurpose Beast Hunters Bulkhead (the scout-class figure) as Roadbuster due to how the colors compare.

 

I'm already saying that DOTM Skyhammer is Whirl.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:31 AM

I've only gotten a handful of repurposings to "stick" in my mind.  Universe (2003) Inferno is a movieverse version of G1 Red Alert, Cybertron Jungle Planet Optimus Prime is BW Optimus Primal, Cyberverse DOTM Stealth Bumblebee is a movieverse version of Armada Wheeljack, and Cyberverse BH Beast Blade Optimus Prime is a Prime version of G1 Micromaster Roughstuff.  EDIT: Oh, and DOTM Specialist Ratchet as Movie Inferno (the character who's officially an Armada Red Alert redeco, not a movie version of G1 Inferno).

 

On the other hand, I give few jives about continuity of origin, which has resulted in a lot of "soft repurposings" where for instance I still think of First Edition Bulkhead as Prime Bulkhead but nevertheless I have him hanging out with Animated Activators Bumblebee.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:32 AM

 I did get Generations GDO Swerve specifically to use him as my Classics Ironhide, after seeing a custom of the Kup version these boards that predates him that more or less did the same thing. The way I see it, his headsculpt doesn't look *old* and the colors aren't exact, but both the head and colors are close enough to work in my head, and he's still far better than the Universe 2.0 one.

I did this more or less, but I casted the Universe version's head to use on Swerve's body.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:54 AM

Prime Kup is now IDW Dipstick.

 

...sonofabitch. I wonder if Big Lots still has any Kups...

 

I rarely will rename a toy, I think out of an underlying desire to be able to clearly communicate about it to others without needing to recall whether I'm using the right name. I have taken to viewing FOC Air Raid as Scattershot (though I have trouble not calling him Strafe because Technobots all look alike or something) and largely at HeyMickey's suggestion FOC Sideswipe has begun to slide in to the role of Lightspeed.

 

But more commonly I only exercise repurposing in terms of moving select toys from one series to another without trying to assign a new identity. RID Bulkhead becoming a Classics Autobot, to use an example similar to ▲ndrusi's. I'll throw a fair bit of stuff in with my Classics if the visual styles will blend enough for me. It was great with Powercore Combiners in particular because hey, totally new characters! :thumbsup



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:08 PM

I've done this just a few times, mostly to figures that lack a clear identity themselves.

For instance, FoC Air Raid is clearly supposed to be a G1-ish Fireflight, going by the tech specs and bio (and he looks nothing like WfC Air Raid's character model).  So for me he's Fireflight, but after certain events in the IDW timeline I started thinking of him more as a pre-war G1 Shockwave.

Definitely that exclusive BH Commander Optimus is pretty much Thunderclash to me.  Not much of a stretch for the blue Predaking to be Cryotek either.  Prime Commander Ironhide (and Deluxe if I had one) is G1 Ironhide for me.  DotM Skyhammer is G1 Sky High to me.  Also I really wanted the MakeToys DIA Commando set to put on my Combat Hero Optimus and get a Delta Magnus, but I'm not going to be able to swing that financially.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:24 PM

Once I do some parts swapping and paints a mix of Springer and Sandstorm will be Sureshot.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:30 PM

Cybertron Quickmix was never displayed with his fellow Cybertron toys. Never.





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