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Latest Hauls, what did you buy?

Started by Archiecomicxfan215, April 11, 2016, 12:15:22 am

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BettyReggie

I bought a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

BettyReggie

  Snotgirl #2 (Cover A - Hung)
  Snotgirl #4 (Cover B - O`malley) 
  Kim and Kim Love Is a Battlefield #3
  Slam Next Jam #2 (Subscription Gran Variant)
  Skin & Earth #5 (of 6) (Cover B - Crouch)
  Slam Next Jam #3 (Subscription Bartel Variant) 
  Snotgirl #8
  Slam Next Jam #4 (Subscription Bartel Variant)
  Royal City #8 (Cover A - Lemire) 
  Skin & Earth #6 (of 6) (Cover A - Flower) 
  Snotgirl #9
  Fence #4 
  Snotgirl #10 
  Deadly Class #32 (Cover A - Craig) 
  Jughead the Hunger #4 (Cover B - T Rex) 
  Deadly Class #33 (Cover A - Craig) 
  Deadly Class #34 (Cover A - Craig) 
  Deadly Class #34 (Cover B - Hensley) 
  Jim Henson Labyrinth Coronation #4 (of 12)


Archiecomicxfan215

Rae Dunn mugs today and Dunkin Donuts for breakfast

archiecomicscollector

I purchased my holy grail - Archie's Car Featuring Archie, Veronica and Hot Dog by Aurora, c. 1969 - recently :D I have been searching for this model kit for years, and I finally found one in perfect condition!

BettyReggie

September 01, 2018, 05:17:35 am #304 Last Edit: September 20, 2018, 04:01:57 pm by BettyReggie
I just order Betty & Veronica Spectular Graphic Novel &  Love Is Love.

BettyReggie

September 09, 2018, 12:58:12 am #305 Last Edit: September 20, 2018, 04:02:21 pm by BettyReggie
I just bought The Secret Loves Of Geeks - Volume #2 & Fence - Volume #1. I preorder Fence Volume #2 from Midtown Comics.

Captain Jetpack

Pre ordered Incredibles 2 DVD off Amazon.


Get it.


It's as good as the first film.
Pie is my favorite Vitamin.

DeCarlo Rules

Quote from: Captain Jetpack on September 10, 2018, 07:13:02 am
Pre ordered Incredibles 2 DVD off Amazon.


Get it.


It's as good as the first film.


I was underwhelmed by the first Incredibles film. To this day, I'm sort of mystified over how successful and popular it turned out to be. The film ran counter to my expectations, which is why I felt disappointed when I saw it. Based on my earlier viewing of the character designs, I'd expected to be watching a comedic superhero cartoon, but when I saw it, I didn't feel like the movie was very funny at all. So why the "cartoony" character designs, I wondered? Of course the CGI animation was superb, but I'd already seen Toy Story, so I was past being bedazzled by that aspect -- I'd already come to expect that in a Pixar-animated film. It did make me think that a similar Mighty Mouse film would work.

Captain Jetpack

Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on September 11, 2018, 04:19:48 pm
Quote from: Captain Jetpack on September 10, 2018, 07:13:02 am
Pre ordered Incredibles 2 DVD off Amazon.


Get it.


It's as good as the first film.


I was underwhelmed by the first Incredibles film. To this day, I'm sort of mystified over how successful and popular it turned out to be. The film ran counter to my expectations, which is why I felt disappointed when I saw it. Based on my earlier viewing of the character designs, I'd expected to be watching a comedic superhero cartoon, but when I saw it, I didn't feel like the movie was very funny at all. So why the "cartoony" character designs, I wondered? Of course the CGI animation was superb, but I'd already seen Toy Story, so I was past being bedazzled by that aspect -- I'd already come to expect that in a Pixar-animated film. It did make me think that a similar Mighty Mouse film would work.



The style was a choice made to counter the "uncanny valley" effect, that comes from over-realistic animation.


And the plot is actually the most multi-layered plot of any Western Animation film I know of.
Pie is my favorite Vitamin.

DeCarlo Rules

Quote from: Captain Jetpack on September 17, 2018, 07:23:39 am
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on September 11, 2018, 04:19:48 pm
Quote from: Captain Jetpack on September 10, 2018, 07:13:02 am
Pre ordered Incredibles 2 DVD off Amazon.


Get it.


It's as good as the first film.


I was underwhelmed by the first Incredibles film. To this day, I'm sort of mystified over how successful and popular it turned out to be. The film ran counter to my expectations, which is why I felt disappointed when I saw it. Based on my earlier viewing of the character designs, I'd expected to be watching a comedic superhero cartoon, but when I saw it, I didn't feel like the movie was very funny at all. So why the "cartoony" character designs, I wondered? Of course the CGI animation was superb, but I'd already seen Toy Story, so I was past being bedazzled by that aspect -- I'd already come to expect that in a Pixar-animated film. It did make me think that a similar Mighty Mouse film would work.



The style was a choice made to counter the "uncanny valley" effect, that comes from over-realistic animation.


I've always wondered about that. I don't seem to experience that with characters who are modeled in CGI from the ground up. Why is it that the over-realistic style of CGI animation is used constantly in videogames, where it never seems to bother anyone? I'm thinking here of the "cut scenes" between levels in the game, that set up some sort of story or move it forward, before moving it into the next interactive stage. Why wouldn't that work for an entire superhero film? There have been a couple of movies like that filmed (Final Fantasy).

Although I will admit I did experience the "creep-out" factor recently when seeing the trailer for the live-action adaptation of Battle Angel Alita, based on a manga story, where the director made the questionable decision to apply post-production CGI effects in order to enlarge the main character's eyes, to better reflect how she looked as drawn in the original manga. I've seen something like that in a phone app, and it still creeps me out whenever that face-morphing stuff is applied to filmed images.

I guess when the characters are designed to look cartoony, I just naturally expect them to act cartoony. To be honest, I can't now recall a single thing about the plot of The Incredibles, apart from the fact that the movie was loosely homaging the Fantastic Four. I'm kind of surprised because Brad Bird's The Iron Giant impressed the hell out of me.

Captain Jetpack

North Pole Express, an Xmas film that came out at the same time as Incredibles 1 was CGI, & suffered from the Valley very, very badly.
Utterly killed the film, in reviews & at the box office.
Dreadful.
Pie is my favorite Vitamin.

DeCarlo Rules

Quote from: Captain Jetpack on September 18, 2018, 07:17:51 am
North Pole Express, an Xmas film that came out at the same time as Incredibles 1 was CGI, & suffered from the Valley very, very badly.
Utterly killed the film, in reviews & at the box office.
Dreadful.


I think you mean Polar Express. I looked it up on YouTube. I have no problem with the way it looks. Guess I must be one of those people who has a natural immunity to the uncanny valley.

BettyReggie

September 27, 2018, 08:11:23 pm #312 Last Edit: October 03, 2018, 03:34:49 pm by BettyReggie
At Hot Topic I just bought the Archie & Jughead Riverdale pens.

BettyReggie

October 03, 2018, 10:45:57 am #313 Last Edit: October 03, 2018, 03:34:25 pm by BettyReggie
Yesterday at Unqiue they have 3 Jumbo Digests I bought all of them.

Archiecomicxfan215

A funko pop, tshirt, and some archie comics at Comic con


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