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  1. Come on WJ get excited lol. Jk, but yeah I'm totaly stoked. I hope it will have a rear compartment/seat for Cat Woman.....& that her costume will be flexable enough to fit her in there.
  2. HOLY MOTHER OF GOD!! They did it. They really had the unmidigated gaul to pull it off! I'm gonna go on record now & guess.....$850.00 Scratch that $850 guess. I was just over at sideshow freaks. Well they got a side by side pic of the Bat & the Tumbler......DEAR GAWWWWWD HAVE MERCY! When I set my fully boxed up Tumbler on my queen sized bed i'd say it covered about a 3rd of it. Its my guess a fully crated up BAT will be the size of a full or Queen size bed box spring & all! My new guess is $1,200.00 shipped.
  3. HELLZZZZ YEAH!! Now this I can sink my teeth into! & yeah I hope John gets the part of Joker to. This will be a 1st for DC....the whole 2 part thing I mean. & since they are doing a two parter there is no excuses for a rushed story. I'm so siked I'm gonna haul out my Absolute edt & re read it. :-)
  4. I still say Capt Atom. If DC is following the trends in society then the repeal of DADT would make Nathaniel a perfect pick. Plus I thought it was totaly hot the way Superman shouted at the Cadmus trooper to...."DON'T TOUCH HIM.....HE's JUSTICE LEAGUE". Then picked Nate up after their heated battle & carried him off. The whole thing screamed gay to me LOL.
  5. I'm reading Capt. Marvel's name being thrown around quite a bit. But I think you guys have the wrong Captain. My offical guess is..........CAPTAIN ATOM!!!! In the mean time check out this tid bit of hate: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2012/05/25/gay-comic-book-characters-under-fire-from-one-million-moms/
  6. There is only a couple of times I ever heard about somebody changing..Years ago Boy George and another band member had a fling but he left George a few years later and married a woman and they had kids The same thing happened on the lesbian side Ellen DeGeneres's old girlfreind married a man and had kids I don't think they were "cured" I think they were Bi Boy George did originally have a girlfriend before becoming famous, the drummer was John Moss and yes once he left the band he was straight from there on out. It can happen and it does, I don't believe a person is naturally bi, just confused and unresolved. There was a guy on the Howard Stern show who says he was cured and now goes around helping others, it can and does happen, there is a CURE!!! I can empathize with the plight of the black woman in America or any where else in the world. I can empathize with the physicaly disabled. I can even empathize with an abused animale in a kill shelter. But until I'm accutaly one of them liveing their live I'll never truely know what it is to be one of them. Yet straight men tell gay men that something is wrong with them dispite the glareing reality of LGBTs being cranked out in the 100s of millions. We are the minority that exist in every walk of life....every corner of the globe & date as far back in time as time its self. & STILL conservatives clasp their hands over eyes, ears, & mouth in complete denial of the reality they live in. Were here.....& we'er queer.
  7. Most not all straight males like girl/girl I don't know of a straight guy who wants to see two men kiss.I have nothing against gays but I don't want to see them kiss even if it was drawn Isn't that the problem though? Comic books are mostly made by men for male readers. Having Wonder Woman a lesbian doesn't help people embrace and acknowledge the alternative lifestyle. Rather, it straightens the stereotype of strong women portrayed in the media. It also doesn't help give inspiration to gay male comic readers - other than being a PR stunt, having more diverse characters help diverse individuals relate to them, hence giving them inspiration. The Blue Ear article is a good example of this - this is the main reason why I would love to see more diverse characters in comics. While it may be the majority, Not everyone who read comics are heterosexual white men. Why would a straight man embrace the gay lifestyle? There are people out there that don't feel comfortable with that.Why should it be pushed onto them? What will happen is they possibly will give up on the book if they don't like what they are seeing Let's face it. A straight man is not going to be able to relate to the romantic feelings of a gay man anymore than a gay man can relate to the romantic feelings of a straight man (feel free to swap out woman in that sentence, too). It's the way we're born and a matter of genetics. One of my friends who came out in college had trouble embracing the lifestyle, though his fear stemmed from persecution. He fought and fought and fought his feelings, even dated my ex, a female, AFTER coming out, but it didn't work. He is what he is. He was banned by the church, ostracized by his friends, and now a staunch atheist. DC is taking a risk here because I know there are many people that know little about, care little about, or uncomfortable with anyone who is gay and certainly don't want to see it invade their favorite shows, movies, and comics. And WE (that's all of us) will let them know our feelings on the subject with our purchase. Being 100% honest as a straight man that's not uncomfortable around members of the LGBT community, I'm not going to buy a new comic because it features and openly gay character. I'm also your typical fan of the big characters (Batman, Superman, Flash, GL) who rarely ventures from the usual unless really, really compelled. I'm interested in seeing what happens. I feel this might hurt DC unless they create a very compelling story and character. There are people like me who might skip out just because I usually do with any character I don't usually read, and there are people who will skip out because they don't want to read about a gay character. The variable is how many people from the LGBT community will start reading because of this. We'll see. See that is where I disagree, it isn't genetics but behavioral and it can be cured. I know many people are going to be in an uproar and say it isn't something to be cured but I believe it is, sort of like bad behavior. God knew what he was doing when he saw Adam and said man should not be alone and created a female. True romantic feelings can never be the same between the same. Men have something to offer that women to do not and the difference makes the perfect piece of the puzzle, men and women compliment each other in ever natural way possible, it is written in nature and it is written in the laws of God directly to man. As for your friend, more people should of tried to help him rather than banning him, there are places where men/women are cured and don't ever look back. The average man just cannot relate in this manner and I don't see anything wrong with that. This is just like how in Superman Returns, Bryan Singer who is rumored to be __ had them design a rather ___ inspired outfit. That outfit was a complete turn-off for many, including myself and the backlash was extreme making the movie a failure. We cannot relate on that level and it messes us up, if Arnold was ___ could you of watched Terminator or the Running Man the same, for some reason the two don't mix. DC has made a series of mistakes in the past couple of years, starting with Grant Morrison to this situation, I still love the characters especially Superman but it isn't the same for me anymore. Whoever is running the boat over there is an utter moron. & this is where I gotta chime in again. SP80....you claim that being gay is a behavor & can be cured. You then go on to state that you can not or would not be able to relate to a gay character....yes? Well you just defeated your own argument with out even knowing. 1st the Genetics vs behavor: are squirrls & rabbits paranoid? Shoudl they be on medication to make them less jumpy?? No.....they should not. & that because nature provided many creatures with an ultra high state of awareness to work in concert with other anti preditor defences. These skills might be fine tuned by its parents, but let's face it......ITS IN THEIR GENES TO BEHAVE in said manner. So why would nature make some people gay.....who can say?? & as for your God element to this.....I won't even address it. I know its pointless by now to try & make persons such as your self try & see the flaw in your social thinking. That your religion is but one of THOUSANDS all crying out for population planet earth to "heed its warnings". Yet the sad reality is your faith is just as intangable as the terrorist demanding the western world accept Islam as its religion......NOT GONNA HAPPEN! Religion denying the LGBT community its fair share of Civil Rights is concret & quantifiable. Your faith learning to live with the reality of gay marriage does NOTHING CONCRET OR QUANTIFIABLE that damages or directly impacts hetro marriage. This is fact. Now on to your...."relatabilty" lol, of the LGBT community. 1st thanks for saying it cause I'm totaly cut & pasteing on a few other places. What makes it so....."point proveing" is in your own words you on one hand make all this claims as to what gay is & is not. But then in the same breath almost go on to admit you can not relate to being gay! So if you don't know anything about it, then how on earth can you claim to know what it is much less how it can be "cured" or even if its something that needs to be "cured"???? Like I said, you beat your self, I didn't have to lift a finger. :-)
  8. I will say this. I think DC & WB are gonna stay away from Bruce. The pediphile rumors are bad enough with out makeing him gay. Yes DC wants to get the message boards like this one lit up....but in the right way. If they go kiddie porn there will be no PR firm in the world to do damage control.
  9. Just because people focus on one sin over another does not discredit the other sin........hope that makes sense.........You say you are a pastor then you should know what the bible says clearly about it and there is no getting around it. Every sin should be offensive including this one. In this world people fight for beliefs and those who support marriage in the way God intends it should be valored in their efforts. I think you made a good point about how people judge one sin over another but at the same time those who believe in the values of God fight for them, of course I don't mean in the way of attacking and hurting but through education and effort. Yes many of them are hurting and it is up to us to share them love and compassion but also with an intent at rehabilitation (another idea that gets downplayed but is a reality) to edify each other. Jesus preached on this type of hyprocisy that you mentioned and it should be noted along with the idea that believers do find something wrong with that particular lifestyle. & that's fine. Believe as you like. That's what America is all about. Freedon to choose religion & freedom to be free from religion. I should not be held to the Biblical standards or YOUR ideology, nor should you mine. My getting married as a gay man does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to impact your marriage or any other heterosexual couple. In all the debates I'll ever been in I still have not gotten a quantifiable answer as to why & how gay marriage hurts straight people. Its is my opinion that DOMA has nothing to do with "protecting marriage". Gays getting married hurts no one. But what it does do is help curb all the distructive life style habbits that many in the LGBT community have as a side effect of being discriminated against. Marriage equality will curb, STDs. Correct me if I'm wrong but the loudest voice of gays spreading AIDS is the Bible belt.....no? Well being in a loveing committed relationship will decrease this spread right? I mean its not like (shall we say) a certain group of people in America WANT gays to die from AIDS.....right? Because that wouldn't be very Christian now would it. This whole effort to deny the LGBT community of our fair share (not special) of civil rights is simply because bigots hate not have the gay community to kick around any more. They already had all their...."minority play things" taken away. Not the world is all set to change AGAIN & take away their last bigot platform that they can be open about. So have your faith. But marriage is not a product of faith. It might take faith to keep it strong, but it is a very real thing on paper. A person's marriage can be produced upon request for what ever reason......can your God? My point exactly. Ahhhh, I have been waiting for someone to say that! See I have every right to project my beliefs on you just as you do me, that is what society does, it matters not the origin whether you came to the conclusion on your own or if you read it from a movement or if it is a religious one.........people project beliefs on others, if we didn't we would have one party and no fights in congress and no national division. We have the right to voice how we want out society shaped, we all have that ability, some will win, some will lose. Also marriage has always been a religious practice that is where it originates from. People shape the society we live in, down to the rulings on marriage, that is the way of life, not always will people agree and there are always reprocussions for certain actions. I think it is a farce and a delusion when people say for others not to project their religious beliefs on them, its unavoidable, religious or not. "Project their religious beliefs".....hmm, strange, I don't recall ever stating any such thing in my comments. So let's try this again with what WAS said. I am a gay man. Should I want to get married I can not currently because the Federal Govn. allows various religious sects to have their say in state & Federal policy making (with out paying taxes mind you) & we who do not believe as they do are denied their fair portion of civil rights to marry. Now....if my being gay "projects" or is seen as such as "projecting" by thoes who do not approve of the LGBT community.....well again I say such views & or objections have still yet to materialize into a solid concret quantifiable fact. Thoes of us in the LGBT community can & do provide solid argument etched in fact as to why & how being denied our full right as U.S. citizens impacted our right to happiness. & as for the "beginings of marriage"....well I hate to break it to you but the space time continum didn't start in the 1950ies. Which is where most conservatives seem to want to draw their battle ground. They want to ignor the sorted ulgy past of how women were regarded & treated. They don't want to accept that marriage has & continues to....evolve.
  10. wish they'd just let Marvel run with it...their (se)X-Men bend to whatever the current equality struggle is as they have always done. because superhero comics that have to do with economic downturns and immigration dont sell...at least not til November rolls around. Umm, history begs to differ. That Marvel Spidy comic that published with out the "stamp of approval".....well it sold like hot cakes. Election year or no election year. You know, maybe you can answer a question I've been wondering about ever since Obama came out insuport of marriage equality. Now I take it from your post that your no fan of either Obama or gay marriage, would you say that's right? Well if persons on your side of the political line are so convinced that America wants no part of this so called "gay agenda", then why do so many on the right seem to fear the political power it could give Obama?? I mean if backing marriage equality is so damageing as many on the right (& religious left) say it is.....they why are you all sweating bullets over the votes it could bring come this November?? Shouldn't you be danceing for joy upon Obama's "comeing out"? It is my opinion that the GOP know full well their ideology is fast going the way of the dinosaurs. I could say something in response to you TOTAL_CONTROL but I don't want to make this about politics Ok I got to pry myself from this because the politics forum was shut down because it would get out of hand and if we keep on why Obama did this I will have to close the thread because this will get out of hand Please keep this to what is about Oh and to the others here I might lean right but to me there is no Gay Agenda Please pm the others about the politics and pm me if you have a problem about my politics Dude, what are you talking about? This whole topic is political. Just cause I'm dismanteling an opposite view with logic is no reason to take issue with my post.
  11. wish they'd just let Marvel run with it...their (se)X-Men bend to whatever the current equality struggle is as they have always done. because superhero comics that have to do with economic downturns and immigration dont sell...at least not til November rolls around. Umm, history begs to differ. That Marvel Spidy comic that published with out the "stamp of approval".....well it sold like hot cakes. Election year or no election year. You know, maybe you can answer a question I've been wondering about ever since Obama came out insuport of marriage equality. Now I take it from your post that your no fan of either Obama or gay marriage, would you say that's right? Well if persons on your side of the political line are so convinced that America wants no part of this so called "gay agenda", then why do so many on the right seem to fear the political power it could give Obama?? I mean if backing marriage equality is so damageing as many on the right (& religious left) say it is.....they why are you all sweating bullets over the votes it could bring come this November?? Shouldn't you be danceing for joy upon Obama's "comeing out"? It is my opinion that the GOP know full well their ideology is fast going the way of the dinosaurs.
  12. Just because people focus on one sin over another does not discredit the other sin........hope that makes sense.........You say you are a pastor then you should know what the bible says clearly about it and there is no getting around it. Every sin should be offensive including this one. In this world people fight for beliefs and those who support marriage in the way God intends it should be valored in their efforts. I think you made a good point about how people judge one sin over another but at the same time those who believe in the values of God fight for them, of course I don't mean in the way of attacking and hurting but through education and effort. Yes many of them are hurting and it is up to us to share them love and compassion but also with an intent at rehabilitation (another idea that gets downplayed but is a reality) to edify each other. Jesus preached on this type of hyprocisy that you mentioned and it should be noted along with the idea that believers do find something wrong with that particular lifestyle. & that's fine. Believe as you like. That's what America is all about. Freedon to choose religion & freedom to be free from religion. I should not be held to the Biblical standards or YOUR ideology, nor should you mine. My getting married as a gay man does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to impact your marriage or any other heterosexual couple. In all the debates I'll ever been in I still have not gotten a quantifiable answer as to why & how gay marriage hurts straight people. Its is my opinion that DOMA has nothing to do with "protecting marriage". Gays getting married hurts no one. But what it does do is help curb all the distructive life style habbits that many in the LGBT community have as a side effect of being discriminated against. Marriage equality will curb, STDs. Correct me if I'm wrong but the loudest voice of gays spreading AIDS is the Bible belt.....no? Well being in a loveing committed relationship will decrease this spread right? I mean its not like (shall we say) a certain group of people in America WANT gays to die from AIDS.....right? Because that wouldn't be very Christian now would it. This whole effort to deny the LGBT community of our fair share (not special) of civil rights is simply because bigots hate not have the gay community to kick around any more. They already had all their...."minority play things" taken away. Not the world is all set to change AGAIN & take away their last bigot platform that they can be open about. So have your faith. But marriage is not a product of faith. It might take faith to keep it strong, but it is a very real thing on paper. A person's marriage can be produced upon request for what ever reason......can your God? My point exactly.
  13. Well here is my two cents. 1st, its not a "gay ajenda". But I would agree that it is political. Comics & the political social sphear have gone hand in hand for decades. Just dive into some of your DC movie dvd interviews. Green Lantern helped us usher in the jet age, Superman & Wonder Woman made us all feel patriotic about world wars, Watchmen made us question our Govenment & the awsome nuclear power they hold at the push of a button. So yeah, if comics can catipult the distructive nature of druge abuse to the for front with Green Arrows side shooting up.....why not address hot button issues like the LGBT finally getting the equal civil rights that we (yes that right, I said we) deserve. As for who its is....hmmm hard to say. But I would cross off the list characters that are hard wired to heterosexual relationships such as Superman. I mean Superman & Lois Lane go hand in hand like....well like gay & broadway LOL.
  14. I got mine few days ago. Dew to a need job not paying very much I had originaly gave up hope on owning this gem. But after house/dog sitting for a few days, yours truly is now the proud owner of a Keaton Batman! Also I'm glad I got it befor the Batmobile release. Once that beauty hits the open market, everyone will want a Keaton Batman to go with it.
  15. Beware The Batman? Well he who uses cheap CGI instead of quality hand inked animation should beware cancellation.
  16. Ok, so here's the skinny. I just spoke with my inside contact at HT & he (yes its a he) said HT will indeed be releasing the Bat Pod &.......it will come with a SPECIAL EDT Figure!! Now believe me when I say I begged & pleaded with my contact to tell me which Dark Knight Rises will be included. Alas.....he wouldn't give. He said he was taking enough of a chance by telling me about the Pod. So there you have it. Now this next bit is just me guessing. My money is on Cat Woman.
  17. Topic says it all: This one I'm gonna have to play it by ear. I want them but with so much cool stuff rolling out......the funding might not be there.
  18. What's happening here is these companies think they have us by the short & curlies. I bet if people choose to skip this line & let it crash, it'll teach them a lesson. Hot Toys just announced they will be doing Arkham figs so screw these fools, we got better options to spend high end $$$ on.
  19. I have the entire DCD Legion series. I love them very much. They have that great classic 50ies feel to them.
  20. I think the seller has Firestorm confused with The Human Torch from Fantasic Four. Firestorm's body is not on fire....hair yes, body no. So flame off dude! @firedevil@
  21. I told my friend that the new reboot was doomed to be short lived yet he is still holding out that DC will be able to turn things around. I gave the reboot a very fair shake, but the new take on the main chacters was just to....off IMO. Now as for the figs & scale.....well DCD has been cranking out its action figs at their current "scale"/size for over 10years. So calling it a problem might not be quite the right wording. Its like saying VWs are great but they still have that small car issue. Small is what VW is all about....its what they've always been about. Same is true with DCD. They have always made their figs slightly larger than 6". Now I'll understand if that size range is a problem for YOU personaly, but I doubt that's gonna change DCD way of makeing figs. Now maybe that's an error on their part or not. DCD HAS in the past made figs closer to 6" yet fans still didn't give the suport the line needed to stay afloat. JLA feat. Vixin, Red Arrow, Hawkgirl, Black Lighting ect ect all 6" but the line only lasted 3waves. What about Batman Long Holloween? All 6" & that line only had a couple of waves. A person is always entitled to their opinion, but I don't think simply sculpting all figs with excessive POA or 6" is not gonna ensure a lines success. I like DCD & fully enjoy the artist take on each new line. After all if your gonna collect a bunch of Bats & Supes then why not have them inspired in different ways.
  22. Better yet, if that were truely the case then why did Blackest Night Mongul only retail for $22?? Its a shake down plain & simple.
  23. Here's what burns my ass. BBTS raised the price of the delux fig EVEN FOR THOES WHO POed AT THE FIRST PRICE OF $40. This is a 1st for BBTS. In the past if you ordered something & it had to be raised, you were spared the increase.
  24. BBTS has it for $579 & my shipping to NJ was $44. Sideshow is $630 & they quoted me $35
  25. I disagree. A lot of ppl in the 1/6 community didn't get the batmobile the first time around because of price (over 400 bucks) and shelf space - this thing is really huge. From what I have seen at the 1/6 boards, the reissue is being praised by ppl who do not own the original and ppl who do. No long faces. The original was a lot even before hitting the secondary market. The previous batmobile was also a limited product. A lot of ppl seem happy that this vehicle is being reissued. Besides, would you really want to take the risk and assume everything will be reissued? The transformers line have seen several reissues, which is a good thing since it drastically reduced crazy scalper prices. Before, a broken and beat up g1 megatron would go for a hundred bucks. Now a new one goes for 60-100. However, the original version still cost a lot. I would imagine that the first release if the batmobile would still be valued more than the reissue Well let's see. The Tumbler is still well over $400. & its still freaking huge. So the same issues or problem fans had with it should still be there. ALSO the Tumbler sat on several toy sites for MONTHS. Hell I got mine off BBTS on clearance. & as for the TF refferance....well its true the 2nd'ary market has come down, but only to inflate the primary market. HELLO! Since when did Megatron retail for $60-$100??? I'll tell you when. When collectors demonstrated they are more than willing to pay wack prices for them. So Takara simply said....ALTERNITY...$130.00. YOU PAY NOW!!! LOL. Oh & BTW, even tho I don't own any G1 Megs at all I'm still in no hurry to buy one. Care to guess why??? YUP, they get reissued all the time! & HT is starting to aquire the same reputation. Now here's the way the economic will continue to play out. After HT suffers a series of long term projection losses due to collector apathy, they THEN SUDDENLY halt all reissues on product weathor its been reissued before or not. This is the begining of a HOLY GRAIL PERFECT STORM. Just as we saw with DCUC wave 5 who many of us collectors saw on the pegs of big box & LCS stors & scoffed at thinking they could be gotten with the snap of our fingers, we suddenly learned that the manufactor was sent too many mixed signals from completiest/ cheery pickers/ & wish washy collectors who simply complain for the sake of complaining. So the manufactor says....screw'em! & the mother of holy grails is born. Like I said, I'm glad others are getting a 2nd crack. But this will come back to bit HT in the arse.
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