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  1. On 5/24/2023 at 11:03 AM, Lord_Scareglow said:

    This is a sad piece of news, Ray was a great actor, did a ton of awesome characters in his day, and way too young to pass, was excellent as Punisher and Volstagg and Firefly, he did a ton of good voice acting over the years, and I was excited to see him in the upcoming Ashoka series, also if you have never seen the movie Cold Skin, that was a weird good one, R.I.P. Ray, you still had a ton to give us.

    You'll still see him in the Ahsoka series. It'll probably feel a bit weird, though.
    Speaking of good voice acting, he voiced the Punisher in an episode of The Superhero Squad, which was a show for young kids, and it was hilarious.

  2. On 5/11/2023 at 11:33 AM, RobertD said:

    Well that's the issue right there.  I didn't realize the toynewsi code also included the free shipping, so I figured two separate codes needed to be entered, and of course once you enter a code the option to do any others disappears.  I'd always lean toward free shipping because that tends to be a larger discount for me than 10% off.  Thanks for clearing that up. 

    You're very welcome. Keep in mind, though, the TOYNEWSI code doesn't include the free shipping. You have to have $59 worth of merch for that, but that discount will apply automatically if you do.

  3. On 5/10/2023 at 6:26 PM, RobertD said:

    Has anyone ever managed to get both the free shipping and the toynewsi code to work?  Every time I've ever gone to order with free shipping the space to put in any code disappears.  I figure it's one or the other, and that's fine, but if there's an actual way to get both it'd be good to know. 

    At Entertainment Earth? Yes. Make sure that you have more than $59 dollars worth of merchandise and that at least some of it is in stock. Do not enter both codes. Only enter the ToyNewsI code. The $59 Free shipping discount should apply automatically, so you shouldn't have to enter that at all.  If for some reason it's not applying automatically, and you have more than $59 worth of merchandise in your cart, it seems something is wrong, and I would suggest contacting EE customer service.

  4. On 5/9/2023 at 2:09 AM, Atlantis said:

    Of what little I know of the strike, the demands seem fairly reasonable. I'll need to do some more research

    They're completely reasonable. The four big ones are:
    1. Update the residuals agreement for the 2020s, since the same residuals model has been in use since the last strike ended in 2008 and when streaming was no where near as huge as it is now.
    2. Minimum Basic Agreement salaries (minimum pay) have not been updated for years, too, and have fallen behind inflation.
    3. Reform the use of mini-rooms, in which only a small number of writers are employed for a short time before a show starts production. Writers in mini-rooms typically work longer hours (compared to full writers rooms), may not be considered "full time," and are usually paid the minimum for the work they do before a series is picked up (if a show is picked up at all). And there is often a long period of time in between where they may not be working at all. Some writers who work on the pilot or first few scripts or show bible or whatever also may be not asked back when a show is greenlit.
    4. Regulations regarding the use of creative AI.

    There are a number of other things they're asking for, too, but the above seem like the most reasonable, and if the studios agreed to these four things at least, the strike would probably end.


  5. On 5/8/2023 at 10:54 PM, since83 said:

    I hope this strike doesn't drag on too long. We already had enough delays as far as I'm concerned. 

    The big studios, Disney especially, have been pretty obstinate and downright dismissive of what the WGA is asking for. I hope it doesn't, but it may need to drag on for quite a while and get them to feel it before they're ready to negotiate in good faith and update fifteen year old agreements.

  6. On 5/8/2023 at 9:06 PM, AndyL said:

    Yes. If I've learned anything from the Disnet+ shows that I watched, sometimes less is better. Especially if it's nor actually a good show 18 episodes of a bad show is toture.

    It's that way with almost so many streaming series on so many platforms. A lot of them have only five or six episodes of story at most and then stretch that **** out over ten or twelve episodes. Eighteen sounds like way too much.

  7. On 5/8/2023 at 9:00 PM, AndyL said:

    I'm wondering if just using the scripts as is might be a good thing. A lot of these writers have their own vision and just do things they want without respecting the characters anyway.

    I'm reading a bit of a contradiction here.

    Anyway, I just saw an article about how Deadpool III could be in trouble, because Ryan Reynolds can't do any of his trademark improvisation as that constitutes making changes to the script, which is forbidden during a strike under WGA rules.

    Also, as mentioned in the Daredevil thread, there's more to these productions than what a lot of people think about. A lot is done by workers in other unions, who won't work when the productions are being picketed by the WGA, as they consider that crossing the picket line. So, disruptions are happening even on projects that were already in production and in other areas besides writing.

  8. My warning wasn't prompted by Air Walker. I saw no problem with that post. There is nothing wrong with talking about the shape of a figure or what's different in general terms. I am going to unhide the post that prompted my warning for clarity and lock this thread, ending the discussion.

    @AndyL You're new, so I'm going to cut you a little slack this time, but in the future, when a moderator or admin issues a warning in-thread, to everyone or to a specific poster, that is not an opening to talk about it. It takes the thread further off topic and frequently results in it getting shut down like this.


  9. On 5/6/2023 at 8:38 PM, Outsiders said:

    This is a Writers' strike so any movie/TV series script that has been submitted and approved can begin production...

    Captain America: New World Order is currently filming in Atlanta.
    TV show Agatha: Coven of Chaos is also shooting in Atlanta.
    TV show Wonder Man is shooting in Los Angeles.
    Deadpool 3 will begin filming later this month in London.
    Thunderbolt will begin filming in June in Atlanta.
    Fantastic Four will begin shooting in London in January 2024 if Marvel has selected a cast.
    Venom 3 is expected for a London shoot in a few months.

    They can begin, but MCU productions make extensive use of rewrites and reshoots during production, "enhancing both the storytelling and the bottom line" [Disney speak for fixing what's not working and filling in gaps.] Can't really do that with the writers on strike.

  10. On 5/6/2023 at 5:40 PM, SpiderS said:

    Not just Blade but all the upcoming movies and tv shows that aren't in post production, Main question is what about Deadpool 3, Cap 4 and Thunderbolts?  Are they safe since they are shooting or about to start shooting?  I'm sure they still need writers in the process of shooting, so at minimum it will be problematic. 

    Then Disney should hurry up and make try to make things right. They can't do it by themselves, of course, but they're the biggest entertainment company in the world, and other studios would likely follow their lead if they were to negotiate in good faith and make real gestures toward compensating writers fairly for the 2020s and agreeing to regulations on generative AI.

  11. On 4/21/2023 at 2:05 PM, Lord_Scareglow said:

    I don't really see the point of them doing this figure so quickly after the awesome previous one, this doesn't do much in terms of making anything new, seems this would have been a better choice to release much later down the line once the Ursa Major Ultron becomes out of circulation, this was too soon, I can't imagine that most of us would want this figure, since it hardly beats the previous, unless people want to Army build which is probably the way this will sell, I love the Ursa Major wave fig, making this an easy pass.


    Well, I want this figure. I am not a fan of the first appearance style head with the piggy nostrils and much prefer this one.  Also while still findable on Ebay, the previous Ultron is out of stock almost everywhere, except for Big Bad Toy Store, and I can't imagine they have many left. It doesn't seem like it was that long ago, but it's been almost two years.

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