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Messages - Krakajac

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I'm also based in Oz.  It's very difficult to get these types of items.

However, somehow...my PR Mark 1 Lawgiver got through customs back in the day. :)

I had a Stormtrooper E-11 resin kit blaster seized because it was based on a Sterling SMG.  They also weren't keen on a Han Solo DL-44 resin kit blaster that I ordered - because it was based on a real-life Mauser.  I finally got my hands on them by applying for a special permit.

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 08 July, 2019, 12:41:25 pm »
Wait until you get to Season 2, TordelBack - your notebook is going to get a real working out. :)

Found myself hitting the PAUSE button on the remote more than once trying to figure out who-was-who in my mind! :)

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 08 July, 2019, 07:52:59 am »
I've just finished watching both seasons of 'Dark' on NETFLIX - a German 'time-travel shenanigans' series. 

I've had a quick look through previous pages of this thread, but couldn't find any reviews - there's probably one in there somewhere?

I avoided the dodgy English dub - and watched it with the original German audio and English sub-titles.

It's not perfect - but it damn near held my interest for all 18 episodes of Seasons 1 and 2.  Apparently there's a third season in the works.

It's beautifully filmed as well.  Having lived my entire life in Australia/NZ, I always enjoy seeing euro-fashion/design, etc.  It also has a cracking sound-track.

Hopefully it will see a release on bluray at some point (not sure if that happens with NETFLIX releases or not).

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General / Re: Dredd and 2000AD feature coming up in Retro Gamer
« on: 08 July, 2019, 07:40:24 am »
Apologies - it's taken me a while to get around to replying...

Thanks Leigh - ah, the elusive original release of 'Saves The World'.  I'm after one of those.  Let me know if you ever want to sell. :)

And no - I haven't seen a physical copy of 'Horror City' either.  Can't find any images of the box-art on google.

"I didn't consider the three Dan Dare games because they're obviously (original) Eagle Dan, not Tooth Dare."

Yeah, I agree - but they're kinda 2000AD related, so I've included them in my collection. :)

Glad you like your boxed games, Malcolm. :)

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General / Re: Dredd and 2000AD feature coming up in Retro Gamer
« on: 29 June, 2019, 05:15:01 am »
I've posted these images elsewhere, but here's my collection of 2000AD-related titles...the majority of which are for the C64 (which I still power up every now and then).  The only exception being Strontium Dog 'The Killing', which was exclusively for the Spectrum.

All are 8-bit...with the exception of the AMIGA Rogue Trooper title - which is 16-bit (but still lovingly retro!).  It's the only title in my collection that is on disk.





Now for some 'home-made' oddities...the 'Judge Death' title is in fact the game 'Horror City' that was released in 1989.  You can learn more here...

http://retrovania-vgjunk.blogspot.com/2013/07/horror-city-c64.html

An advertisement for the 'Judge Death' game was published - which I used for the cassette cover.  Inside the cassette box is a USB stick with the game/emulator. :)

The other three games were all created/released by Malcolm Kirk - a member of this very forum.



The hardest part - tracking down vintage cassette boxes!  You can't even find them in second-hand stores any more! :)

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Other Reviews / Re: Strontium Dog: Among The Missing
« on: 21 June, 2019, 05:23:43 am »
Wow - I had the same understanding that this book had never been physically printed.  I've collected all of the 2000AD novels - and this was the only one outstanding.

I've now got an issue on the way as well!

Thanks for the heads-up! :)

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Other Reviews / Re: 2019 Sci-Fi Special: A Tribute to Carlos Ezquerra
« on: 16 June, 2019, 06:18:51 am »
Ah!  Excellent, thanks for explaining that.  I shall be patient until the 19th of June. :)

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Other Reviews / Re: 2019 Sci-Fi Special: A Tribute to Carlos Ezquerra
« on: 16 June, 2019, 03:21:38 am »
Is this special available for purchase from the online shop?  I’ve been looking on and off - but can’t find it?  If someone could post a link - that would be great!  I’m just after this issue - not the bundle.

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 06 June, 2019, 08:26:28 am »
I always thought that Paul Darrow would have made a great Sherlock Holmes - he had a similar intensity/quirkiness - much like Jeremy Brett.

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Music / Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« on: 23 May, 2019, 12:35:31 pm »
I'm a big fan of 'Outside' - very underrated album - and a great return to form.

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Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 20 May, 2019, 10:18:13 am »
Well, that was rather enjoyable. :)

The quality of TV these days is pretty damn good.

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Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 02 May, 2019, 12:44:17 am »
In relation to the Night King’s intentions when he and his army eventually reached the wall...perhaps he ‘knew’ that he would somehow get his hands on a dragon?  If Bran has the ability to see beyond present time - perhaps the Night King has (had) similar skills?  He certainly came prepared with that whopping great chain used to pull the dead dragon out of that icy lake. 🙂

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Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series
« on: 30 April, 2019, 08:18:35 am »
I missed the 'modify post' window of opportunity.  ;)

I'm wondering whether a certain Bravosi swordsman might show up in the last three episodes.  He wasn't seen to die on screen - nor was there any specific description of his death in the book.

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Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series
« on: 30 April, 2019, 08:00:43 am »
Very much enjoyed it.  It's not often that a TV show can get my heart racing.  My wife was beside herself. :)

I agree with Joe - I would have liked to have seen some of the battle fought after dawn.  Being based entirely in the black of night didn't quite have the same effect as 'Hardhome' and/or 'Battle Of The Bastards' did.  But that's a small quibble.

Would have been kinda cool to see the White Walker 'Generals' get involved in a sword-fight or two - but I guess they had the wights fighting for them.

Love the fact that there's essentially still three more GOT 'movies' to watch over the next three weeks. :)

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Would like to see a nod of the head to ‘Toast of London’...

TYLER (on the intercom): “Captain Pike, it’s Ash Tyler...can you hear me?”

PIKE: “Yes...I can hear you Ash Tyler.”

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