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  1. Thanks, @Digger of Bricks! Any particular themes you'd like to see?
  2. You don't know Darkwing Duck, TaleSpin, or Rescue Rangers? You've got some catching up to do! And yes, that's what those are. Speaking of Islanders, these are technically not licensed, but I think you will all enjoy these anyway: Capt. Redbeard and King Kahuka by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Capt. Redbeard and King Kahuka back by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Johnny Thunder and Pharaoh Hotep by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Johnny Thunder and Pharaoh Hotep back by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr
  3. Thanks, that helped! It still takes longer than builds without translucent colors, but better than before.
  4. Thanks everyone! Maybe you're right. I was trying to keep it flat since Brickheadz usually don't have a nose at all, but it did end up looking too flat, especially when compared to Bebop and Rocksteady. Anyway, here's my next batch of 90's cartoon inspired Brickheadz! Scrooge and Gizmoduck by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Scrooge and Gizmoduck back by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Darkwing and Launchpad by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Darkwing and Launchpad back by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Baloo and Kit by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Baloo and Kit back by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Chip and Dale by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Chip and Dale back by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Monterey Jack, Zipper, and Gadget by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Monterey Jack, Zipper, and Gadget back by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr
  5. I have been having trouble rendering builds that include transparent pieces. The problem is that the renders take super long! I'm talking multiple hours up to multiple days, depending on how many translucent pieces are included. I have a pretty good PC, so the problem isn't the hardware. I use the default settings and only turn off the background and ground plane and use a single-color sky sphere. When I lower the quality to below medium it gets a bit better, but still takes long. Is there any way to optimize the render time for such builds?
  6. If you thought that was bad, you should see the one with Leia. They dishonor Carrie Fisher's legacy by literally reducing her role to dead weight. And it still doesn't explain why the Ewoks have human-sized garments or know how braid hair. This is even worse than the Ewoks cartoon. Say what you will about that show, at least it had decent animation. This is so sad coming from Disney. There's a second short with Rey and one with Ahsoka, and while they're not as insulting as this, they're pretty lame too.
  7. The first of the shorts is now online and it's about as lame as expected.
  8. Odd, you'd think there'd be scans of the instructions online somewhere already, but apparently not. Here you go:
  9. As you may be able to guess by my avatar, I am a fan of the new Brickheadz theme. The best thing about them (aside from looking really cute and NOT UGLY) is that they are fairly easy to build yourself by following the Brickheadz standard, so here is a thread for me to post my Brickheadz creations. As you may know, one of my favorite themes is Toy Story, so it only made sense for me to make Buzz and Woody first. And while I already have a space ranger Brickheadz body, I thought why not make one of my sigfig? :) Next, I wanted to work on a larger project, so I set out to recreate every main character from TMNT. Here is a group shot of the Brickheadz in a Half-shell: First up we have the leader Leonardo and the cool but crude Raphael. Next we have the other two turtles, Donatello and Michelangelo the party dude. And lets not forget the other good guys, April O'Neil and Master Splinter. April's hair is mostly borrowed from Black Widow, but it's shorter in the back to allow for her to have her collar. But what would our heroes be without some villains to fight, so here are the evil Shredder and Krang. As always, they are accompanied by their minions Bebop and Rocksteady. I will be working on more Brickheadz for the contest on Brickset, so keep an eye on this thread for more!
  10. I have the Cap & Tony set. Here is a photo of all the printed pieces from that set: DSC_1793 by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Let me know if this works for you. I'll post again if I manage to get any of the sets this year.
  11. True, although I think that it actually worked in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt.2 as it served a purpose there. It showed how depressing and unpleasant Hogwarts had become under the control of Voldemort when compared to how bright and colorful it was in the first few movies. Also, most of the movie did take place at night, so it makes sense that it was so dark. In Beauty and the Beast, it could have worked if they would have made the castle look dark and ominous in the beginning and then used more and more color as the relationship between Belle and the Beast developed, and then maybe desaturated it again during the climax, to set the mood and mirror the Beast's feelings. But instead they just make it look depressing all the way through so that you expect a Dementor to pop up at any moment.
  12. Some good points. However, I still feel they could've gotten a bit more creative. This is still a work of fiction after all, not reality. And so far it doesn't look like The Last Jedi will offer much new either aside from that lazy bomber design. Yeah... We already know that these are basically just glorified doll commercials, but couldn't they have at least put a little bit of effort into the animation? It looks like they went with the cheapest form of flash animation so that they can save money on the advertising. It looks like they are trying to copy Genndy Tartakovski's Clone Wars style, but that had WAY better animation than this. It's cool if they want to produce some Star Wars content more aimed at girls, but this halfhearted attempt is not the way to do it.
  13. So has anyone else watched Cars 3? I just got back from seeing it and it was actually very good. I'd even say it's the best one in the trilogy because I was invested in the characters a lot more than in the other two movies. While I wasn't a huge fan of the first movie, it was nice to see the franchise focus on Lightning and racing again. As an adult you can really relate to the struggle he is going through, and the new character Cruz Ramirez had a lot of heart too. She starts out kind of annoying, but the more her character gets developed, the more you start to like her. I found myself caring about the characters so much that I forgot that I was watching a movie about anthropomorphic cars and it actually made me want to pick up some of the Juniors sets. The story is pretty predictable, but it has a good message and a lot of heartfelt moments in it. I've seen a lot of bad reviews for this film, but anyone who says that it's the same as the first movie or that it's "feminist propaganda" completely missed the point of the movie. And if you really thought that they were going to kill off or severely injure Lightning, the highly popular main character of this series, based on the teaser trailer, you will be disappointed. It may not be among Pixar's best movies (it's still a Cars movie after all) but I definitely recommend you check it out. The preceding short "Lou" was great too. Speaking of shorts, is anyone else disappointed that their next movie "Coco" will have a Frozen short attached to it? I don't hate Frozen and maybe we've just gotten spoiled with all the Pixar shorts, but this is breaking a long time tradition and just seems like a lazy cash grab from Disney. Hopefully this is just a one-time exception while they are getting their new experimental shorts division set up. Also, what is your opinion of the new DuckTales intro? I love how it pays homage to the original Carl Barks comics and the remixed theme song isn't too bad either! Good luck trying to get it out of your head for the rest of the day.
  14. I think my post from two pages ago speaks for itself. But I only bought all of them because I'm in the minority who just likes the mighty micros style as it is and planned to get them all from the beginning. They're not part of the main Super Heroes theme, so if that's the only thing you're collecting, you shouldn't feel the need to buy all of them. If you want to buy them just because they have the Super Heroes label, you might as well collect the constraction figures, Brickheadz, Super Hero Girls, Duplo, and Juniors sets too.
  15. Hehe, love the Manta Claus one! Here's some more fun from me featuring Starlord! Wrong Quill by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Gold Digger by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Big Ego by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr