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The [Nostalgia Thread] - In Which 80s/90s Animuus Are Discussed

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Never played the pokemon tcg or watched the show. I have played the shit out of the vidya games, though.

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I played the pokemon tcg with someone else's cards once

    it was shit and I went back to magic, then gave up on that within 6 months when I realised how retardedly expensive it was

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    bsjezz wrote: »
    are you kidding

    *snip*

    i dare you to tell me you were a child who wouldn't have madly dreamed about completing that collection

    You cannot imply that those mere pieces of plastic can compare to an electricity-generating mouse fighting a fire-breathing salamander.

    I refuse to acknowledge the legitimacy of such a claim.
    donhonk wrote: »
    Pokemon as a game and trading card game is just plain awesome.

    Pokemon as a show is god fucking awful, devoid of ANY content, and just plain embarrassing.

    If you can derive any entertainment from that tripe you need to take off your rose colored glasses

    The first three seasons were pretty good as entertainment for kids, and I don't mind going back to watch them every once in a while.

    But yeah, the anime can't really compare to the games/TCG.

    EDIT: Though the TCG was confusing as shit. Seriously, eight-year-olds can barely understand basic math, how are they supposed to understand Energy tokens?
    Faynor wrote: »
    please don't ask a stranger's child to listen to your music and then to follow you to your car please

    Faynor, there really was candy in the van, you just weren't looking hard enough.
    I played Yugioh well into my teens, but it was just for fun when I skipped I.T.

    I tried getting into the TCG, but the guys who played it regularly were way too fucking good.

    I actually owe those guys a thank you in hindsight.

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  • donhonkdonhonk Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I feel like a dick when I write an angry post. Sorry.

    Nostalgia - Do videogames count? Because Lego Island was my life.

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    donhonk wrote: »
    I feel like a dick when I write an angry post. Sorry.

    Nostalgia - Do videogames count? Because Lego Island was my life.

    Yeah, they do.

    That reminds me, Super Star Wars...

    I could never get past Dagobah in The Empire Strikes Back.

    I'd always ask my parents for help, but I'm pretty sure they had no idea what they were doing.

    Then there was Contra, which I would always play co-op with my aunt, but we had to always use the 30 lives glitch.

    On that subject, fuck the Laser Mines. You might as well just throw five of your lives down the toilet, and move on.

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  • thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Man fuck Empire Strikes Back on NES. I could never get past Dagobah either. Super Empire, though, was amazing.

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    listening to the cowboy bebop ost like a motherfucker

    other than that specific thing the 90s were not any better than the 00s pop culture-wise (though they were obviously better than the fucking 80s)

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    bsjezz wrote: »
    are you kidding

    *snip*

    i dare you to tell me you were a child who wouldn't have madly dreamed about completing that collection

    You cannot imply that those mere pieces of plastic can compare to an electricity-generating mouse fighting a fire-breathing salamander.

    I refuse to acknowledge the legitimacy of such a claim.

    are you trying to say forumlaic battles in an obtusely japanese gameworld are more interesting than distilled symbols from the depth of human mythology

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    bsjezz wrote: »
    bsjezz wrote: »
    are you kidding

    *snip*

    i dare you to tell me you were a child who wouldn't have madly dreamed about completing that collection

    You cannot imply that those mere pieces of plastic can compare to an electricity-generating mouse fighting a fire-breathing salamander.

    I refuse to acknowledge the legitimacy of such a claim.

    are you trying to say forumlaic battles in an obtusely japanese gameworld are more interesting than distilled symbols from the depth of human mythology

    Well, when you put it that way...

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    my eyes keep slipping off the page when jezz and roman post

    you guys are talking about digimon vs pokemon right

    the answer is digimon had a better show while pokemon had an overall better franchise

    youre welcome

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    uh, no. i'm talking about

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    edit: i mean pokemon i can at least begrudgingly understand the cultural significance of. i don't even know what digimon is

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    mensch is right you guys

    no more arguing

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    so you were talking about bootlegg digimon

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    or is that bootlegg pokemon, i honestly dont even know and cant even begin to care

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    mensch is right you guys

    no more arguing

    I'm more joking than arguing really.

    Honestly, I don't remember Monsters In My Pocket all that well. Probably because I was too little to even know what it was about.

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    or is that bootlegg pokemon, i honestly dont even know and cant even begin to care

    the first monster in my pocket toys were released six years before pokemon and digimon were even dreamed up. they are utterly different things

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  • thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Monsters in My Pocket should have been prime for my childhood, but I do not remember these at all. I don't even know what you'd do with them.

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    when i was a kid i was desperately addicted to this

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    it was a magazine-style fantasy epic with an intense story and wicked illustrations, along with cards that you could compete with later on

    i wish i knew where my old copies were but they were surely thrown out

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    what even is

    jezz what alternate universe did you live in that these things not only existed but were comparable to poke/digimon in popularity

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    dude, i'm older than you

    can you understand that? when you were playing pokemon i was failing to learn to drive and trying to fix my fucking pc so fallout 2 would run

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  • thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I only really remember this succession of popular toys when I was a kid:

    GI Joes
    Ninja Turtles
    Trolls
    Pogs
    X-men
    Power Rangers
    Beanie babies

    I'm not really sure about anything in between any of those, but I stopped watching kid's channels in 3rd grade or so, and only really cared about Ninja Turtles and Star Wars as a kid. I bet if I asked people I grew up with they would remember Monsters in My Pocket.

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  • MaceraMacera Registered User
    edited August 2010
    my eyes keep slipping off the page when jezz and roman post

    you guys are talking about digimon vs pokemon right

    the answer is digimon had a better show while pokemon had an overall better franchise

    youre welcome

    A lot of the digimon had better monster designs too

    Until they started being all anime

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    whoa jezz is 27

    when did that happen

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    i ask myself the same question

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    bsjezz wrote: »
    dude, i'm older than you

    can you understand that? when you were playing pokemon i was failing to learn to drive and trying to fix my fucking pc so fallout 2 would run

    whatever oldy-locks, if it aint been featured in a vh1 'i love the [x]s' episode than it might as well have never existed

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    man I enjoy VH1's "I <3 the [x]s" way more than I should

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Macera wrote: »
    my eyes keep slipping off the page when jezz and roman post

    you guys are talking about digimon vs pokemon right

    the answer is digimon had a better show while pokemon had an overall better franchise

    youre welcome

    A lot of the digimon had better monster designs too

    Until they started being all anime

    Seriously, monsters should not have about 20 evolutionary forms.

    When you have to start prefixing a monster's name with some obscure adjective, you've gone too far.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    screw you, Machinedramon was badass

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  • MaceraMacera Registered User
    edited August 2010
    etemon was the best though

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    screw you, Machinedramon was badass

    I'm not talking about Machinedramon, I'm talking about Ultra-Mega-Super-Weeaboo-Skull-Greymon.

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    every greymon was a great greymon because he was motherfucking greymon

    seriously next you tits will start whining about all the themes of friendship in the show

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    FRIENDSHIP IS FOR CHILDREN

    IT SHOULD NOT HELP YOU DEFEAT A GIANT OTHERWORLDLY DEMON

    NOMNOMNOM MY OWN DICK

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    every greymon was a great greymon because he was motherfucking greymon

    seriously next you tits will start whining about all the themes of friendship in the show

    If anything I'll whine about how the original characters turned into complete asswipes when they grew up.

    No, Kai, shut up, stop being responsible, and go tell Agumon to turn into Greymon, and smash the complete shit out of some buildings.

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  • MaceraMacera Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Friendship is fine and all

    But kids also gotta learn a little about despair

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  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    haven't read the thread yet but

    NOSTALGIA:
    Nickelodeon, cartoon network, even disney.
    For super nostalgia: Saturday morning cartoons

    Escape Velocity, Mechwarrior 3, MUDs

    Pokemon. I would kill a man to get the feeling back from the first games, not knowing what the pokemon were or why catching them involved vacuums. Also thinking teaching your charmander cut was a good idea

    http://atlanticus.tumblr.com/ PSN: Atlanticus 3DS: 1590-4692-3954 Steam: Artreus
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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Artreus wrote: »
    Pokemon. I would kill a man to get the feeling back from the first games, not knowing what the pokemon were or why catching them involved vacuums. Also thinking teaching your charmander cut was a good idea

    The move is called Cut.

    It should be safe to assume that it should do more than 2 points of fucking damage.

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  • The Boy SatelliteThe Boy Satellite Registered User
    edited August 2010
    bsjezz wrote: »

    are you kidding

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    i dare you to tell me you were a child who wouldn't have madly dreamed about completing that collection

    HOLY FUCK YES. <3

    mum would buy me a pack if i was good. oh man...oh man... :cry:

    i had the bumbag, too.

    AND MIGHTY MAX.

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  • RanlinRanlin Oh gosh Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I remember being so surprised at the quality of the Mighty Max cartoon.

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  • DeciusDecius Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
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