Oky

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  1. Oky

    Star Wars

    Sad, but true. I've only seen the first two episodes and so far it's just ok. Cellshaded animation usually doesn't look very good and here it's no different, although it looks better when the scene is not in broad daylight. While some scenes in Rebels looked like gorgeous McQuarrie paintings, this series looks like a cutscene from a Wii game most of the time. And yes, it's very kiddie, but CW and Rebels started out this way too and got much better later on, so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt. The lead character is tolerable. I groaned at most of his slapstick more than I did at anything in Rebels, but he does seem like a good kid and he will probably get more competent in time. What I did like is that this show seems to be what a lot of people wanted Rebels to be: A SW show with no force sensitive heroes whatsoever (Unless you count Leia I guess). Just rebellious pilots doing their thing. And seeing all those PT, OT, and ST species and droids in one place was indeed a nice touch as made it feel more like a hodgepodge of aliens than any cantina scene before it. I also liked that Poe Dameron was only in it for a little bit before he left and I hope he stays away. I don't want to see that hot-headed idiot any more than I have to. Personally, I find the First Order not threatening at all despite their ridiculous amount of resources, so I almost find it comical that they're setting them up as the villains of this show. Then again, the fact that they are run by cartoonish one-dimensional characters makes them a much better fit for a kids show like this than for the movies. I think this show has potential, though, so I'll wait and see how it develops.
  2. This is one of my entries for the Incredibles contest on Lego Ideas. It is meant to take place after the events of Incredibles 2. After moving back to the suburbs, the Incredibles invited their friends over for a BBQ to celebrate Dash's birthday! Dash is playing with his new toys and accidentally splashes Violet with water as he runs over the pool, but she's able to deflect it using her shield powers. Meanwhile, Elastigirl is putting the finishing touches on the decorations as she hangs up a banner by herself by stretching her arms. Frozone has just joined the party and is also using his powers to help decorate by turning the Incredibles' fountain into an ice sculpture. Mr. Incredible is by the grill holding a huge platter of food with his super strength. Jack-Jack is helping him grill the meat with his fire powers. Edna is throwing away an old cape that she found in Bob's closet while a racoon is stealing some trash. Just as they're about to eat, the party is crashed by Bomb Voyage and the Underminer, the two super villains that have escaped the Incredibles in the past! Bomb Voyage is about to literally blow up the Incredibles' inbox with a mail bomb while the Underminer emerges in a smaller version of his Tunneler which causes a pizza delivery truck to crash into a fire hydrant. Presents, cake, and fighting bad guys? Best birthday ever! I tried to include as many details as possible in this scene, including a few of the easter eggs that you see in all the Pixar movies, such as the pizza planet truck, A113, the famous Luxo ball and lamp, and a character voiced by John Ratzenberger. Can you spot them all? Please also check out my improved purist Bomb Voyage and Frozone minifigs here. Thanks for looking and have an incredible day!
  3. It's been a while since I posted any new figs here, so here are some Incredibles characters I've been working on. I was very disappointed when the Incredibles 2 sets featured a minifig of Mr. Incredible that was basically just an inferior version of the CMF one instead of the much more movie accurate semi-bigfig that is seen in the video game, so I set out to try to create my own more barrel-chested Mr. Incredible and this is the result. I'm quite happy with it, although it turned out bigger than I hoped. I also made purist figs of Bomb Voyage and Frozone. These are different from the ones in my Dash's Birthday Bash MOC since I wasn't allowed to use any licensed parts in that contest entry. I'm not super happy with the latter. While the Cpt. Cold torso is pretty much perfect for him, it's not the same color as his legs, and there is surprisingly no headgear that correctly represents his visor, so the best I could do was the Falcon head. Seriously, why did we not get an official fig of him? Anyway, here's a shot of Mr. Incredibly Swole's back: I hope you like them, and as always, feel free to share your ideas and your own purist Disney figs here!
  4. Haha, yeah, he certainly seems less animated than the original Aladdin. (Sorry, couldn't resist.) But it was only a few seconds, so I'll wait to see more of his acting to make a judgement. LOL. I think you're thinking of that other Disney movie with a magic lamp where the evil sorcerer transforms into a bird.
  5. Oky

    A quick comment on spam

    I haven't seen any spam since the security questions have been implemented, so nice work guys! Make EB great spam-free again! Build a firewall!
  6. My excitement level for this rehash: Sorry, but without the top-notch animation or Robin Williams' talent and energy, there's just no way it's going to be nearly as good as the original. And now they added Lilo & Stitch to their never-ending list of live-action remakes. Although I'd be lying if I said I wasn't at least a bit curious to see the awesome opening scene from that movie recreated with some Star Wars-level special effects. On a brighter note: True, this one is better since we finally get an idea of what the plot is actually about, although I'm afraid they may have given away too much as I can already predict a lot that's going to happen. And yeah, it seems quite possible that Yesss is one of those surprise villains that Disney loves to have in their movies ever since Frozen got so popular. I don't think the Deep Web is going to play much of a role though. It probably only appears in that one scene just so they can make a few jokes about it. Like you said, it's already surprising that it's in the movie at all. I can see spambots or something being the Cybugs of this film though. They certainly have been the arch nemesis of EB for the longest time, although I think the admins have finally found a way to keep them out.
  7. Oky

    Marvel display input/help needed

    Adding some modulars is definitely a good idea if you can afford them. Detectives Office and the Pet Shop are the two that fit a New York aesthetic the best. Some kind of bank is always a good addition to any superheroes display considering villains usually like to rob those. Brick Bank seems to be the obvious (and currently the only) choice, but if that's out of your budget and you're able to get some retired sets at a decent price, something like 3661 would work too. 60008 also has a nice building that could easily be converted into a bank. You could also use the little stores that come in sets like 6864, 76057, and the ATM heist that has already been mentioned, and maybe even stack them to create taller buildings. There's also those smaller 3-in1 modulars. For example, you could get 31050 Corner Deli and modify it into a 3-story building with a shawarma restaurant at the bottom. And I don't know how you would add it into your display, but if you can figure out a way, I can highly recommend getting 76057. It's an excellent set and looks great in any Marvel display! You could even get two to combine them into a full bridge. Avengers Tower is kind of essential for a Marvel display, though, and it's supposed to be big. Maybe you can display it behind the other buildings? And it's a shame you can't get the Bugle as that's another iconic Marvel building that would have fit in perfectly here. Good luck with this and keep us updated!
  8. Yes, it looks pretty, and Emilly Blunt does a good job from what I can tell, but it just looks like the first movie again. Did we wait this long for a sequel just to watch Mr. Banks' son learn the same lesson as his father (which also happens to be the same lesson Christopher Robin learned in his movie this year)? Sorry to be so negative, but I'm just so tired of all these reboots.
  9. Oky

    REVIEW: 41775 Unikitty Series 1

    No, figs like Unikitty are not minifigs, and no one ever said they were. The official name of the series is "Unikitty! Collectibles Series" and it's not listed under the CMFs on their product page, so I don't see what the big deal is. And while they may not be minifigs, they are still figs (a representation of a character) so I don't mind that. What I don't like about this series is that you can't feel for the figs you want like you can with every other series and that it's just color variations of the same two characters over and over which make it kind of boring, even for a Unikitty fan. Why not include some other characters from the show? Because of this (and a lack of budget), this is probably the first series I'll be skipping entirely. Hopefully TLG will learn from their mistake and at least include some unique accessories for each fig next time. Thanks for the great review Fangy!
  10. I've never seen the movie adaptation of The Borrowers, but I do remember seeing trailers for the Studio Ghibli film "Arietty" which was also based on The Borrowers and reminded me a lot of The Littles.
  11. While it may not be as necessary to include certain characters with certain sets as it is with other licenses, I also don't think that they would just stick any random characters in each set. Like Hachiroku, I believe that they will draw inspiration from the lore to design the sets. Every location is tied to the origins of one or more characters, so it would seem reasonable to include those heroes in the set that is based on that location and perhaps even have them fight villains that appeared in that location in one of the shorts/comics. Otherwise the sets will just feel cobbled together (which would be more accurate to the experience of playing the game, but not as appealing in terms of set design) and would alienate Overwatch fans who would want the sets to be accurate to the lore. However, that doesn't mean that we won't see duplicates of some characters. I wouldn't be surprised if we get duplicates of some of the more prominent/popular characters like Tracer in the sets, likely with different skins to fit into the context of the set and to entice people to collect all versions of the figs. Although I hope that won't be the case since there are so many characters to choose from that we probably won't get them all in the first wave, even if there aren't any duplicates. They might just focus on the classic characters for the first wave and save some of the more recently added characters for later sets if there is another wave.
  12. Oky

    A quick comment on spam

    The recent flood of spam is indeed getting frustrating. It's not fun to wake up to dozens of notifications for spam topics every day. I'm sure the mods are doing their best to keep it under control, but unless somebody finds a more permanent solution, I fear I may have to turn off notifications from EB to avoid having to constantly clear my inbox of spam. Implementing a filter that blocks topics with a link or Asian characters in the title from being posted seems like the most obvious solution and has been suggested many times, but no admin has so far commented on whether this is possible or not (correct me if I'm wrong). Any response to this question or any update on where we are at in the War on the Bots would be greatly appreciated. Either way, thanks for all your work, mods & admins!
  13. Oky

    Star Wars

    Good video, thanks for sharing. It's nice to see someone try to understand both sides of the debate and he is right. People who dislike the film just want a good escapist fantasy and yes, no matter how good certain aspects of the film may be, if it doesn't provide that fantasy and instead goes completely against the previous films treating everything that people liked about those films as something bad that needs to be corrected, they aren't going to be happy obviously. And no, just because the character arcs were done competently doesn't make the movie good. None of the videos you shared addressed any of the flaws brought up in Plinkett's analysis such as the nonsensical plot or the mixed messages and tone. You shouldn't sacrifice the story (in a STORYTELLING medium) and consistency for good character development. And I'm just gonna dismiss the last video because that's just made for sexist/racist idiots who disliked the movie simply because of their prejudices rather than any actual criticisms. This is what I still fail to understand as well. If this is the Star Wars movie we "needed", why did we need it? Why do we need to subvert the expectations of the fanbase and make it more realistic (i.e. muddled and depressing/disappointing)? Why turn Star Wars into something that it's not? What's wrong with Star Wars just being a black-and-white fairy tale that everyone enjoys? Why fix what ain't broken? If they just wanted to mix things up, they should've just come up with a completely new story instead of just ripping off parts from ESB and ROTJ and just doing the opposite of what we would expect, only to have the characters end up in the same situation as where they started, except Rey is slightly better with the force, Kylo is slightly more evil, Finn is slightly more a rebel, Poe is slightly less of a reckless leader, and the two most interesting characters in the movie, Luke and Snoke, are dead. On a brighter note, while we're sharing YouTube videos, here is one that gives us all of the catharsis that we wanted in the movie:
  14. Has anyone else seen the DuckTales season finale? It was so good! It was just as epic as DuckTales The Movie, if not even more! Great action, great drama, great humor, everything! I love that it incorporated all of the characters in the show unlike DuckTales The Movie which omitted a lot of them like Gyro or Gizmoduck. It wrapped up the season nicely and gave us a nice cliffhanger for the next. And the previous episode, The Spear of Selene, really gave me the feels! That was some Don Rosa level of duck-drama right there! And of course all the many Disney Afternoon references throughout the season were very fun. Can't wait for season 2! Big Hero 6 The Series is enjoyable as well, although I feel like it's trying too hard to be funny or to sell toys sometimes. You can definitely tell that it is made by the creators of Kim Possible though, with its fun action, humor, and overall style and tone. It's not as good as Kim Possible, but still pretty good. I attended the Big Hero 6 panel at SDCC to get a glimpse of future episodes (and because it was the only one that didn't have a mile-long line) and aside from promoting all the toys based on the series, they did show a quick trailer for the season finale and it looks pretty good, so I'm looking forward to that. At the end of the panel, they also showed a sketch of what they think Kim Possible would like 10 years later which looked pretty cool and got me excited for a moment, but it turned out that it was just a segway into promoting the upcoming live action Kim Possible movie on Disney Channel which... No. Just no.
  15. Oky

    Star Wars

    I'll just leave this here...