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AndrewMTC

In Reply To
Bagheera

Subj: Re: You're missing my point. So let me spell it out clearly and succinctly:
Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 07:34:08 pm EDT
Reply Subj: You're missing my point. So let me spell it out clearly and succinctly:
Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 06:59:13 pm EDT

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"I think this new TV show is going to suck."

"Boy, I sure hope they make action figures from that show!"

The End.

*taking a bow*

Plus... Yeah, the whole action figure collector mentality does seem a bit (admit it, admit it, admit it...) juvenile to me. Much moreso than an interest in animation and comicbooks, which is really seen as somewhat acceptable in this day and age. Again, IMO.

PS - Darius, please don't think I'm picking on you as I agreed with 99% of what you typed in your post. I just felt your last statement almost read as a comedic punchline. Of sorts. (What can I say? I have a very bizarre and often cynical sense of humor...)

> > ...I do own a few figures. Like the Marvel Legends Black Panther (based off the Priest/Velluto/Almond version of T'Challa).
> >
> > And I have several of the Battlestar Galactica Titanium ships.
> >
> > So while, honestly, I do consider those of you who continue to buy multitudes of action figures a bit ... odd ... well, I'm not entirely safe from scrutiny, myself.
> >
> > But what struck me as hilarious was the fact that here's a guy who's clearly writing an intelligent post and stating a concern that the animated Black Panther series will, more than likely, be dumbed down (and/or based off the wretched Hudlin series) ... and then this same gentleman wants to know if action figures will be available from said series.
> >
> > C'mon. No one else found that funny?
> >
> No. I don't really see the disconnect between intelligence and action figures. If someone gives a really cool speech about his concern over the performance of a nice new sports car, but says he'd love to have a model of it on his shelf regardless, would you find that funny?
>
> And let us not forget we are talking about a CARTOON. That is a medium no less inherently "juvenile" (not that I find either one *necessarily* so, in every given circumstance) than the action figure. Not to mention it is based on a comic book superhero, a.k.a. the prototypical expression of adolescent male power fantasies.
>
>
> [For the record, I am not one of those people -not that there's anything wrong with that- who has shelves of mint-in-box collector's items or anything...but I do enjoy well-made 3D representations of characters I enjoy in various 2D media like comics - as do you, it seems (though I'm sure I own more than you, no doubt). But there are certainly more important, and intellectually fulfilling, things in life. I doubt anyone would argue that action figures are the pinnacle of human artistic expression.]
> >
> >
> > > > Nope, I don't have any kids. I was speaking for myself. If action figures of the Black Panther cartoon do get made, and they look decent, I will collect them.
> > > >
> > > > I am not ashamed of being a grown man who collects action figures.
> > >
> > > What a loser! And I bet you read comic books and watch cartoons, too.
> > > .
> > > .
> > > .
> > > oops.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > (fyi, AndrewMTC loves all of the above. I'd be all over some good BP figures.)
> > >
> > >
> > > Check it out: Shu and I (and FLCL) teamed up!
> > >
>
>
> Check it out: Shu and I (and FLCL) teamed up!
>

> "I think this new TV show is going to suck."
>
> "Boy, I sure hope they make action figures from that show!"
>
> The End.
>
> *taking a bow*
>
Okay, I get your point. But there's no accounting for taste, I guess, and I still just don't find it funny. \:\) No hard feelings or anything though, I'm not trying to get into a flame war or anything.

I just see it more as looking on the bright side of things.

To every Fantastic Four movie with a Galactus cloud, there is a nifty Silver Surfer action figure lining (for example).

For me there's no contradiction, because I see where he's coming from - I didn't love the Hellboy movie, but I got some amazing merchandise out of it, which never would have been produced otherwise. I love the comic, so despite being disappointed with the film itself, I was able to satisfy the Hellboy-fan within me to some extent with the stuff made in association.

> Plus... Yeah, the whole action figure collector mentality does seem a bit (admit it, admit it, admit it...) juvenile to me. Much moreso than an interest in animation and comicbooks, which is really seen as somewhat acceptable in this day and age. Again, IMO.
>
Okay. Slightly disagree, ever-so-slightly. A little bit, maybe, but I think more often than not it's just an outgrowth/expression of one of those other interests, and not the "destination" in and of itself - you know what I mean? But it's okay, I understand your feelings on the matter and I can't argue that your opinion is just wrong. We're all entitled.

> PS - Darius, please don't think I'm picking on you as I agreed with 99% of what you typed in your post. I just felt your last statement almost read as a comedic punchline. Of sorts. (What can I say? I have a very bizarre and often cynical sense of humor...)
>
Don't forget you are also a terrible, cold-hearted person.





\:\-D




(I don't like being the only "serious" one in a conversation)

> > > ...I do own a few figures. Like the Marvel Legends Black Panther (based off the Priest/Velluto/Almond version of T'Challa).
> > >
> > > And I have several of the Battlestar Galactica Titanium ships.
> > >
> > > So while, honestly, I do consider those of you who continue to buy multitudes of action figures a bit ... odd ... well, I'm not entirely safe from scrutiny, myself.
> > >
> > > But what struck me as hilarious was the fact that here's a guy who's clearly writing an intelligent post and stating a concern that the animated Black Panther series will, more than likely, be dumbed down (and/or based off the wretched Hudlin series) ... and then this same gentleman wants to know if action figures will be available from said series.
> > >
> > > C'mon. No one else found that funny?
> > >
> > No. I don't really see the disconnect between intelligence and action figures. If someone gives a really cool speech about his concern over the performance of a nice new sports car, but says he'd love to have a model of it on his shelf regardless, would you find that funny?
> >
> > And let us not forget we are talking about a CARTOON. That is a medium no less inherently "juvenile" (not that I find either one *necessarily* so, in every given circumstance) than the action figure. Not to mention it is based on a comic book superhero, a.k.a. the prototypical expression of adolescent male power fantasies.
> >
> >
> > [For the record, I am not one of those people -not that there's anything wrong with that- who has shelves of mint-in-box collector's items or anything...but I do enjoy well-made 3D representations of characters I enjoy in various 2D media like comics - as do you, it seems (though I'm sure I own more than you, no doubt). But there are certainly more important, and intellectually fulfilling, things in life. I doubt anyone would argue that action figures are the pinnacle of human artistic expression.]
> > >
> > >
> > > > > Nope, I don't have any kids. I was speaking for myself. If action figures of the Black Panther cartoon do get made, and they look decent, I will collect them.
> > > > >
> > > > > I am not ashamed of being a grown man who collects action figures.
> > > >
> > > > What a loser! And I bet you read comic books and watch cartoons, too.
> > > > .
> > > > .
> > > > .
> > > > oops.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > (fyi, AndrewMTC loves all of the above. I'd be all over some good BP figures.)
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Check it out: Shu and I (and FLCL) teamed up!
> > > >
> >
> >
> > Check it out: Shu and I (and FLCL) teamed up!
> >


Check it out: Shu and I (and FLCL) teamed up!