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@  Steevy Maximus : (19 January 2020 - 08:53 PM)

Figures that Walmart finally restocks Studio Voyagers...with Wave ONE

@  ThunderWear : (19 January 2020 - 09:27 AM)

I snagged Rainmakers for half off.  They make me want jolly ranchers.

@  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".


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#1761 The Doctor Who

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 08:21 PM

It looks far too awful to be simply boring.

It really doesn't, though.

 

People are making waaaaay too big a mountain out of this molehill.  This isn't going to be the next Mario movie, it doesn't have even a fraction of the personality to be as intensely insane as that glorious trainwreck.

 

Unless there's something genuinely bizarre (and no, Sonic's teeth don't count) that we haven't seen in the trailer... this looks like the most limp film ever made.  Even Jim Carrey looks bored to tears.


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Posted 02 May 2019 - 08:28 PM

I wonder if CWC placed some calls and used his influence to make this happen.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 09:59 AM

Well, Doug obviously never played Sonic Adventure or its ilk.

 


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Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 10:23 AM

I'm definitely in the crowd that thinks this will basically be a mediocre film with zero surprises.  Like, it's either a knockoff of "Race to Witch Mountain" or "Hop", with Jim Carrey in the mix doing whatever he wants.  I'm really guessing that classic Robotnik shot is from the tail end of the thing.

 

Well, Doug obviously never played Sonic Adventure or its ilk.

 

People still watch that guy?

 

I wonder if CWC placed some calls and used his influence to make this happen.

If that were the case, Sonic's arms wouldn't be blue.  You don't mace someone over blue arms and simply walk away from the issue.  BLUE ARMS.  Eh heh.


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Posted 03 May 2019 - 01:54 PM

Something that popped up on Youtube, trailer footage lapped over with a verison of the Flash intro:

 


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Posted 04 May 2019 - 02:25 AM



This video brings up a lot good points. The producers already told us before they were listening and didn't. More importantly, promo images, toys and licensing deals are already locked in. So how the heck is all that going to work if this late in the day they're supposedly changing the design in any meaningful way? Doesn't add up.

Additionally, highly recommend checking out this guy's other videos. A lot of really interesting looks at obscure Sonic history, like an amazingly complex promotion from Italy that used electronic Sonic badges.

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 09:50 AM

That and, like, it's easy to talk big about sweeping changes when, you know, it's not you who will be making it happen.


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Posted 04 May 2019 - 09:58 AM

It also calls to mind when Megatron's head design was changed for the '07 movie due to dislike from people-- they didn't make it anymore "closer" to the source material or the like, but basically tweaked the details around the existing broad shapes (and the result was an improvement, to be sure).



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Posted 04 May 2019 - 10:58 AM

There's a theory that holds the 'leaks' have not been that at all. Note the design in the style guide we saw about a month ago was accepted much better and in the trailer shots Sonic looks pretty poorly composited. Some are theorising Paramount knows what a dumpster fire they have and so staged all this so they could go with an already planned different design (the one given to license partners) so the public would go see it feeling they'd won one over the man.



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Posted 04 May 2019 - 11:27 AM

promo images, toys and licensing deals are already locked in. So how the heck is all that going to work if this late in the day they're supposedly changing the design in any meaningful way?


Every time there's a Transformers movie we get a toyline based on concept art, because every time as soon as ILM hands Hasbro the designs they swear they're going to be using they immediately race to make as many lateral design changes as they can before time runs out. It very often involves completely redesigned heads. Sometimes tan characters become red and red characters become white. Sometimes Target gets stuck with a whole exclusive toyline revolving around a design that got revised out of existence.

These things happen.

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 11:38 AM

Different scenario. And do you honestly think that toy companies are going to like having merch that looks like a skinny guy smeared in blue body paint if the actual film has a different, better design? The video also points out that a deal has been done with Nike selling Sonic's shoes from this movie. Surely that can't be going anywhere.



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Posted 04 May 2019 - 01:58 PM

A video I saw last night, the guy in it, question if this whole thing was planned from the start to get people talking about the film

 


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Posted 04 May 2019 - 02:43 PM

Amazingly, I find conspiracy theories about "Paramount knows this design is Terrible The Worst Thing Ever and instead of just not using it they ____ because ____" exactly as compelling here as I did when the theory was that they were trying to hide that Optimus Prime was insufficiently G1.

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 02:46 PM

They probably 'knew' in the sense that artists and other creative influences were loudly protesting the awful designs they were being made to render into CG, but ignored due to directorial insistence.

 

Somewhere on the production team, there's a group of people going 'no hugging duh, idiots' and simultaneously feeling vindicated that they were right and pissed off because now they have the even worse task of fixing it with no budget, no time and no reshoots, deep down known that there's nothing that they can do that will really 'fix' the doomed production.


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Posted 05 May 2019 - 12:14 AM

If they can make Sonic look better, then going by the Reddit AMA, I think I'll be fine with this.

 

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 12:33 AM

Personally the plot leak makes me think the movie will be trash. It's very generic and all the iconic elements have been watered down so they can do cheap location shooting.

I'm also really not digging the humour. The trailer bit with the bag and the "Actually, I was breastfed..." from another preview...terrible stuff.

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 07:34 AM

Personally the plot leak makes me think the movie will be trash. It's very generic and all the iconic elements have been watered down so they can do cheap location shooting.

 

This is one big clue as to why it won't be anything like the Mario movie.

 

For whatever issues the Mario movie had, they built extensive sets and put a lot of time and money into realizing the surreal Mushroom kingdom.  They crafted an entire insane alternate reality for the Marios to wander around in.

 

Whereas they're doing exactly the opposite in this case, bringing a surreal Sonic into a perfectly ordinary world.


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Posted 05 May 2019 - 10:21 AM

That's far too convoluted an explaination.  Going by the ol' Occam's Razor, I think that there are more than enough idiotic executives who'd put their stamp of approval on that monstrosity.  


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Posted 05 May 2019 - 01:38 PM

Something I put into my youtube watch later list, ages ago and I only really thought about it today when I added something I didn't want to add in, a old fan film of a live action Sonic and he looks WAY better than the offical live action one:

 

 

I wonder, how could Paramount get this so wrong if a fan video can get it right years before they likely started production


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