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Penny Arcade - Comic - Stranger Danger

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Stranger Danger!

Penny Arcade - Comic - Stranger Danger

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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    RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    Very traumatic, Transformers '85

    Sterica wrote: »
    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
    Edcrab's Exigency RPG
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    OverkillengineOverkillengine Registered User regular
    edited April 19
    Nothing that the Matrix of Leadership and a rendition of You Got the Touch can't fix.

    Might get stuck with a case of Rodimus Prime though.

    Overkillengine on
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    FireballDragonFireballDragon Registered User regular
    I love how they have canes in this strip. God only knows how many times I said "get off my lawn" over things like this.

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    DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    I watched that trailer and all I felt was the vague feeling that I've probably aged out of the fandom. I don't hate it, but I have no interest in the story it's telling, the jokes it's making, the characters it wants to sell. I thought to myself that it's not so bad I'm going to go scrape the autobot decal off the hood of my car, but if I got a new car today I don't know if I'd replace the decal.

    I used to reliably check the toy aisle at Target to the point where my fiancee last weekend asked who I was and if I was feeling okay when I declined to do so last weekend.

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    palidine40palidine40 Registered User regular
    Never forget

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    StarDrifterStarDrifter Registered User regular
    It looks to me like they saw the financial success of the Super Mario Brothers movie and tried to make their own. It seems to have the same nonstop barrage of antics, one-liners, and cheap gags.

    The greatest saving grace is that they didn't drag Peter Cullen down with them.

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
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    HevachHevach Registered User regular
    They didn't just kill all our toys, they gave us a bunch of crappy new toys and told us to go ask our parents for them.

    I'm sorry you can't just put flames on a Winnebago and tell us this is the new Optimus Prime.

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    OverkillengineOverkillengine Registered User regular
    Yeahs turns out "consooom product" has always been a thing, it's just on hyper-cybermeth now due to the Information Age making it faster and easier to churn the money printer and for everyone to notice and talk about it.

    -potentially posted from a smartphone.

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    tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    What if they just decided to surprise everybody with the Optimus Prime ripping robot faces off?

    “I used to draw, hard to admit that I used to draw...”
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    RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    I just watched the trailer and I have no interest in watching this movie, but it doesn't seem like a travesty. Compared to the average cash grab kids movie, it seems like it actually has some thought put into the premise and the plot, and the animation isn't totally lazy. It's not Megamind and the Doom Syndicate is what I'm saying.

    Honestly the trailer gave me some Bionicle vibes for some reason. Having watched The Legend Reborn with my son recently, it will probably be about on that level--nothing to write home about but not a disaster.

    This seems more like a case of "aging out of a property which was always toy commercials for kids" than "soulless reanimation of a beloved property".

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    I finally watched it. Hoo boy. That's really something. I'm not mad though. It's hard to be too precious about the integrity of a property that was made by buying up two different toys and mashing them together, with the result of the two opposite leaders being so mismatched as to be a eighteen wheeler versus an actual handgun. It's like the kind of thing you'd write into a parody version, but it's the actual thing.

    Especially when their main rival for kids attention was just a foot-long mundane soldier doll from the 60s that was reinvented into a sub-four inch long futuristic covert operatives fighting a snake-themed supervillain force.

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