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  1. What the Hell is this thing? I see some sort of black shape. Is this some kind of Rorschach test? It's the Batmobile from Batman Beyond. Louis
  2. As much as I love the Burton and Adam West batmobiles, my favorite is definitely the one used in the comics starting in 1996: http://www.batmobilehistory.com/1998-batmobile.php I think it was the most realistic one they ever made. Louis
  3. My only problem with it taking so many months to play out is that continuity-wise I have real trouble placing it inside of the events of the rest of the DCU. To try and fit it in, it takes a great deal of logic stretching, such as: Nekron and Black Hand take Batman's head from his grave and briefly make him into a Black Lantern. After the crisis is over, the head is recovered, reattached to the body and put into his costume, and placed into the Bat Bunker, where Dick takes it and tries to reanimate it in the Lazarus Pit. That makes no sense considering everyone was positive that the body didn't belong to Bruce Wayne by the end of Blackest Night, so why would Dick even try resurrecting it? If you try to put Blackest Night after Dick's resurrection attempt, it makes even less sense because Dick would have had to bury the body of clone after realizing it isn't Bruce. Burying the body at all makes no sense due to the fact it was placed in an unmarked grave because Hush is running around as Bruce. Wouldn't you just keep the body somewhere safe instead of burying it in a public place? The other major storyline that I have trouble reconciling is Cry for Justice. I was assuming that it occurred before Blackest Night because I would assume that Hal has better things to do after Blackest Night than spend his time tracking down villians. However, in later issues/tie-ins they make reference to Green Arrow becoming a Black Lantern meaning it takes place after. How does that make sense? It just feels to me that the DCU has too many big stories going on right now and I tire of all the resurrections, cities being destroyed, etc. Having a major crossover event once a year is too much as far as I'm concerned, never mind having several of them going on at once. Louis
  4. Am I the only one convinced this game was meant to be based on the Christopher Nolan movies? I mean, it starts out with Batman bringing the Joker to Arkham, a logical place to pick up where the movie leaves off. Batman is wearing serious armor, much like his movie counterpart. I just figure once Ledger died they had no choice but to redesign the characters because you couldn't use his face as the Joker anymore (I mean, I guess you could have, but a lot of people would have been upset.) Never mind the fact that there was no actual movie game, odd in itself. What does everyone think? Louis
  5. I too was a daily show fan until Obama became president. I assumed that they just made fun of everyone. Little did I know that the bashing Bush got was because the Daily Show has a liberal lean. Now the show is half as funny as it used to be because the administration is off-limits to ridicule. Their job is to make fun of politicians and the news, not defend them. I find the show boring now. Politically, I'd throw myself in the independent group. I don't have an ax to grind either way. I just feel that if you ripped Bush on a nightly basis, then Obama deserves it too. Louis
  6. G.I. Joe represents the part of me that wants to hold onto my childhood. The first toys I ever asked specifically for were Joes. I was 8 years old and didn't really know enough to ask for specific ones. I got Roadblock, Lady Jaye, and Tomax & Xamot for Christmas. One month later on my birthday, I got the Mauler tank. Those are some of my most prized possessions. I remember how excited I was when I got them. I would watch the cartoon every afternoon like it was religion. For the next 6 years, G.I. Joe was a major part of my life. Once I was an adult, I started to go back and fill my collection in. When my boys are old enough, they will definately be Joe fans too. Louis
  7. Episodes 9 & 10: Duke and Scarlett drop into a room full of Cobras who are firing machine guns at them. They pick off all of the Cobras with hand guns while doing nothing to avoid the hundreds of bullets coming at them. So realistic. Cobra needs to invest in an eye care plan for their blind troops. Zartan was so horrible that I was glad he got shot in the back. I love how he just stood there rambling on and sounding like a child molester while leaving a live combatant behind him. "Leave me, Scarlett! Let me die!" "I love you, Duke!" Cue Celine Dion song from Titanic. Is it wrong to have hoped they would have died in the explosion too? Destro and the Baroness do more threatening to kill people, yet kill no one. Destro is a total wimp and an imbecile. Tunnel Rat takes out all of the satellites by himself. Tunnel Rat. The ordinance expert. Yeah, that guy. I'm sorry, this whole cartoon is a major fail. They built it up as something it is not. It is violent? Sure. Realistic? Not even close. It's a giant turd sandwich. And I'm tired of hearing that the critics need to point out a better version of Joe or that this is better than the movie. Judge it on it's own. This is the 80's cartoon with death. If they wanted to do a final chapter of the 80's toon so bad, they should have done that in the same style. I wouldn't have minded that. Anything would be better than this jumbled mess. Obviously, I hate it. It reminds me of VvV and Sigma 6. Killing a lot of people doesn't make it better or more realistic, it makes it violent. Why is it so hard to make a good Joe toon? Louis
  8. As much as I love the more adult take on Joe, I find little else to love in the series. Cobra's plot might as well have been lifted from a Sunbow cartoon for it's level of over-the-top silliness. Also, in an effort to jam in as many characters as possible, the lazy writers decided to have a bunch of side stories with tenuous connections to the main story. At the end of the day, what was the purpose of Snake Eyes fighting Storm Shadow? It had so little to do with the plot that it made Stormy's death that much more hollow. They could have put their origin OR their fight to the death in the story somewhere, but not both. The only characters with backstories in the entire show and one kills the other in record time. Very very bad writing. They could have had Snake fight Stormy in the course of solving the main plot and it would have made a hell of a lot more sense. The brief watered down backstory was hard to watch. Destro and the Baroness are doing what now? Holding people prisoner. Really. And if Baroness threatens to kill them one more time without actually shooting them, I'm gonna cry. Cobra troopers are even more inept than in the old cartoons. They can't hit anything, act moronically, and get wiped out by the Joes in record numbers. Let me get this straight. The Joes take a balloon up into space wearing diving suits and attack a completely unprotected satellite. Who thought that makes sense? Couldn't they at least be in space suits? No one else is bothered by the fact that the more realistic Joes are being led by Duke? Even Hawk is in the new movie. Speaking of which, this thing is way closer to the new movie than people give it credit for. Snake's and Stormy's origin, black Ripcord, Joe team as James Bond, high tech stuff everywhere, etc. And what is up with the spats? Does every character have to be wearing them? What exactly was Major Bludd's crime? And why dump his body in the Lincoln memorial? Outside of looking cool, it make zero sense. It was a message sent to the rest of Cobra, not to the US. Dumping him a public place would cause undue attention. Don't get me wrong, it's not all bad. But it is a massive missed opportunity. This was a gift to the adult fans and they still couldn't get it right. They focused on making it more violent and completely ignored good story telling to do it. I was so jazzed to see it and now I'm not even sure if I care how it ends. Louis
  9. As much as I love the more adult take on Joe, I find little else to love in the series. Cobra's plot might as well have been lifted from a Sunbow cartoon for it's level of over-the-top silliness. Also, in an effort to jam in as many characters as possible, the lazy writers decided to have a bunch of side stories with tenuous connections to the main story. At the end of the day, what was the purpose of Snake Eyes fighting Storm Shadow? It had so little to do with the plot that it made Stormy's death that much more hollow. They could have put their origin OR their fight to the death in the story somewhere, but not both. The only characters with backstories in the entire show and one kills the other in record time. Very very bad writing. They could have had Snake fight Stormy in the course of solving the main plot and it would have made a hell of a lot more sense. The brief watered down backstory was hard to watch. Destro and the Baroness are doing what now? Holding people prisoner. Really. And if Baroness threatens to kill them one more time without actually shooting them, I'm gonna cry. Cobra troopers are even more inept than in the old cartoons. They can't hit anything, act moronically, and get wiped out by the Joes in record numbers. Let me get this straight. The Joes take a balloon up into space wearing diving suits and attack a completely unprotected satellite. Who thought that makes sense? Couldn't they at least be in space suits? No one else is bothered by the fact that the more realistic Joes are being led by Duke? Even Hawk is in the new movie. Speaking of which, this thing is way closer to the new movie than people give it credit for. Snake's and Stormy's origin, black Ripcord, Joe team as James Bond, high tech stuff everywhere, etc. And what is up with the spats? Does every character have to be wearing them? What exactly was Major Bludd's crime? And why dump his body in the Lincoln memorial? Outside of looking cool, it make zero sense. It was a message sent to the rest of Cobra, not to the US. Dumping him a public place would cause undue attention. Don't get me wrong, it's not all bad. But it is a massive missed opportunity. This was a gift to the adult fans and they still couldn't get it right. They focused on making it more violent and completely ignored good story telling to do it. I was so jazzed to see it and now I'm not even sure if I care how it ends. Louis
  10. Shockingly, the only regular figures I have never seen in a store are the 2nd Zartan and the Python Crimson Guard. However, the repainted Torch and Ripper are clogging up the shelves. Louis
  11. Fairly sure the guys jumping into the train and doing the matrix moves in the street are Destro's troops. I didn't see the Joes doing all that much of anything in the trailer outside of Snake Eyes. Still don't get why they didn't color code the Joes uniforms. Would it have been so awful to put a little yellow and green on Scarlett? Or green on Duke? Hell, I would have taken all of the Joes in camo. Why are 75% of the movies characters wearing black? I get the feeling that this is going to look like transformers, in the fight scenes you'll have trouble telling the good guys from the bad. Louis
  12. I know these threads are old hat, but there is a point here that people seem to disregard. Sure, it is nobody's business what some dope is willing to drop on a toy they want to get. However, lets say you want the target exclusives and can't find them. If you still want them, you are down to buying them from a scalper. And yes, in this case BBTS IS a scalper. $70 is almost 200% profit. If people actually pay this outrageous price, it sets the bar at that level. Now that becomes the "low" price. The reality is obvious. If people only paid a reasonable price and said, "I'll wait for the prices to come down," they would come down. Pay a ridiculous price and you are hurting everyone else who needs to buy something on the secondary market. And don't even get me started on the people who spend that outrageous price because they need to have something first. It's a sad cry for attention. "Look at me! I got it a week ahead of you! Go me!" Very sad. Want to impress me? Get to a hot girl before I do. Then I'll be jealous. Louis
  13. Don't feel bad, most of us Americans will never see them either @grumpy@ Seriously, what is the point of exclusives? They piss off collectors who can't get or find them. I'd rather they either make them full releases or don't make them at all. Store exclusives are just ways for scalpers to make more money. I bought the first Target exclusives off e-bay because I never saw any of them in a store. Never saw the 2nd wave (Rattler and Conquest) either. Great, here comes more stuff I'll never see! @hmmm@ Louis
  14. Isn't having a museum, superman days, and a huge statue honoring a fictional character the very definition of a publicity stunt? Granted, it's a long term one, but getting publicity for being the adopted hometown of a fictional character sounds like a stunt to me. No real heroes to honor? OMG, please read this article about Metropolis, Illinois: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2090 @loll@ Louis
  15. I think this logic is extremely flawed. Metropolis has always been portrayed as an eastern coastal town, and last time I checked, Illinois is certainly not on the east coast. Smallville is been clearly identified as in Kansas. And again, Gotham also always shown being on the east coast. Regardless of a 1972 resolution, reading any issue of the comic or any other media would show that no creator has actually ever thought it was in Illinois. Even in the movies, Metropolis is clearly sitting on the Atlantic Ocean. I think the whole naming it the "Hometown of Superman" in Ill is nothing more than a nice publicity stunt. It is the same with the Simpsons. Even if they came out and said one of the Springfields in the country is the one, watching the show would debunk that. Hell, that's even more confusing than the whole Metropolis/Gotham issue as they have never been consistant with what part of the country it is in. At least we can say that Gotham and Metropolis have always been shown to be on the east coast. Louis
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