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@  ZakuConvoy : (20 January 2019 - 07:42 PM)

His one shots and two or three parters are great. But...Dark Age got a little long in the tooth. Not bad, but not my favorite.

@  ZakuConvoy : (20 January 2019 - 07:40 PM)

For me, it's less the delay, and more that Astro City is always best in smaller chunks. The longer story arcs (which is what the OGNs sound like they're aiming for), while not bad, are far from the high points of the series.

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:52 AM)

The recent ongoing series didn't start until what, 2013?

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:51 AM)

Then was continued as a five-issue mini-series ("Local Heroes"), then came a 16-issue maxi-series ("The Dark Age"), plus a couple of standalone specials and two-parters...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:50 AM)

It started out as a series, but due to Busiek's health problems (?), it was put on hold after six issues, then got relaunched with a new #1, had several delays (again because of Busiek's health issues), was discontinued after #22...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:49 AM)

I don't get why people are making such a big deal out of Astro City becoming a series of graphic novels now. I mean, it's not like it's always been a steady ongoing series.

@  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.


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#48821 unluckiness

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 12:01 AM

More than the gray toes, the side windows bothered me the most. I get why they're so translucent; so that you can see the dianauts inside but the side windows, being panes of clear plastic about 2 millimeters thick basically just exposed the red plastic underneath. The illusion of depth with darker glass is so much better.

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 09:33 AM

The more pictures you show, the more tempted i am to try and get that figure myself.

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 02:45 PM

*sees Walmart is doing a reissue Optimus*

 

OMG, I SO WANT TH-

 

*sees it doesn't come with a trailer*

 

Oh... well... I mean, I guess my G2 Optimus is showing its age and missing a hand, so this would be a good replacement if it's not too expensive.  Hopefully the trailer hitch hasn't been modified.

 

New pictures of the Studio Series Bonecrusher look better, but I am still very tempted to go for that one third party version which still just knocks it out of the park, though it's equally more expensive.


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 03:45 PM

Funny thing, I've been thinking about hunting down the G2 accessories to go with this new reissue. I've heard horror stories about early G2 plastic though. How's yours? Do the pegs on the big cannons feel like they're at any risk of breaking off?


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 03:45 PM

Next Vintage G1 release after Prime sans trailer

 

COMBAT DECK sans Prime


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 03:47 PM

Pretty much my reaction too Doc.

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 03:50 PM

Picked up Dropkick. Funny how both of my Studio Series toys have been helicopters. (Well, two out of three if you count Thundercracker, but he's not an SS mold.) Weird that his main rotor doesn't spin freely. Otherwise he's pretty neat, but I'm never folding in the gun barrels again. They're a bitch to get back out. He'll just have miniguns in chopper mode instead of rocket pods.

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 03:56 PM

Next Vintage G1 release after Prime sans trailer

 

COMBAT DECK sans Prime

 

Imagine how efficient the packaging will be.


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 04:10 PM

I made that joke yesterday
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Posted 16 December 2018 - 04:11 PM

You of all people should respect digging up a dead joke.

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 04:13 PM

Funny thing, I've been thinking about hunting down the G2 accessories to go with this new reissue. I've heard horror stories about early G2 plastic though. How's yours? Do the pegs on the big cannons feel like they're at any risk of breaking off?

 

This is the condition of my Optimus:

 

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I can't say the plastic has shown any issues over the years, other than what you'd expect for being a toy manhandled by a child and then kept in a box for years. Only his left foot is loose after all this time.

 

I have the trailer elsewhere in storage, though I have long since lost the guns and voice box.  As you can see, I touched up the silver in places where the chrome had worn off, but there's just no saving the paint chipping off the diecast.

 

I don't remember if the G2 figure came with stickers applied or not, but it would be nice to have a chance to put them on better.


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 04:23 PM

The silver looks kinda nice, actually. I'd rather have that than chrome. I'd prefer plastic tires too.

 

I get authenticity, but I'd rather have some inauthentic longevity than authentic fragility.


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 04:27 PM

I mean, the rubber tires on mine are perfectly fine.  They're still nice and spongy even after all these years, but yeah, chrome tends to flake off.  I think they make a chrome silver paint these days, though, so it might be a mute point.


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 05:16 PM

You just never know with rubber tires. They might make a batch that lasts 40 years, or they might make a batch that disintegrates in 5.


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 05:22 PM

My yellow RID Prime's tires are fine, but I don't even wanna look at the original red version.

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 05:24 PM

Yeah, all of RiD was just afflicted with Pony cancer. I know there's people whose tires survived, lucky them, but it's like the people who have a TM2 Scourge with perfect chrome
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 05:29 PM

Nobody needs a stupid G1 Optimus with no trailer. Reissue Roller by himself and we'll talk.


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 05:33 PM

I've got a decent G1 trailer sitting around with no Prime to haul it. I just, well, don't want a G1 Prime.

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 05:38 PM

My boredom with these G1 reissues is it's like ALWAYS the same few figures that get rereleased.

 

I understand they might not want to spend the money to recast molds that are lost, but how about like some figures that have been rereleased in Japan but not the West?

 

Sure that's only a few figures but certainly a Hasbro rerelease of, say, Ironhide and Ratchet would at least be something different.


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 05:52 PM

Sure that's only a few figures but certainly a Hasbro rerelease of, say, Ironhide and Ratchet would at least be something different.

I was going to say "But those aren't cartoon accurate" but then I remembered Hasbro tends to be iffy when it comes to G1 cartoon accuracy.






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