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So, some guy on the youtube made the incredibly original and brand new observation that Supersonic is similar to a Super Sayan from Dragonball Z, and on my latest custom video for Zonic the Zone cop he said that the writers for the comic didn't have any original ideas so they ripped off Sailor Moon, the Gatchamen, Godzilla, etc.  When I pointed out these were intentional parodies and homages that they never TRIED to pass off as original ideas he used the old "opinion shield."  You know, where you claim that your argument can't be wrong because it's your opinion and not an objective fact.  Now, I have no idea how old this guy is, but if you're going to use one of MY videos as a platform to spew anti-Sonic rhetoric, you are going to have to DEAL. WITH. ME.  So I cut down his argument with this comment:

"Dragonball Z didn't invent the concept of the golden hero, in fact Dragonball itself isn't even an original idea, it's based off the Chinese fable "Journey to the West" which was about Son Goku, the monkey king. Also, that "opinion shield" doesn't work against a jaded 30 year old like me whose been using the internet for half his life. Saying "it's my opinion" translates into "I have no real way to defend my idea."

Besides that, you're not even attacking the right subject, your initial argument was that the parodies were rip-offs for not being original ideas (btw, "original parody" is an oxymoron) then you brought up the tired old "Supersonic Supersayan" canard which has nothing to do with this video. This is a video about Zonic the Zone cop and by extension all of the elseworld and parody stories he was involved in (none of which were DBZ related for the record.)

Finally, EVERYTHING takes inspiration from other things, that's where ideas come from. Would you declare Steven Universe a DBZ knock off for introducing the idea of 2 people fusing into one by doing a dance? While we're hitting this subject at the peak of relevancy perhaps you'd like to write an essay about how the Flintsones was just an animated version of the Honeymooners? Or maybe how every family sitcom ever is some variant of Leave it to Beaver? OH! How about the tired old trope where every cartoon ever eventually does a story based off a public domain fable or fairy tale such as Snow White (which Sonic did btw, in issue 50 Sonic got Sally out of a coma by kissing her) or a classic movie franchise like Dracula, Frankenstein, Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, the Wizard of Oz, or tons of other examples. Maybe you'd like to point out how Star Wars just took a bunch of western adventure tropes, combined it with the hero's journey archetype, and set it all in space to become the biggest franchise in film history?"

I don't want to feel like I'm presenting him in an overly negative light, so if you want to see the whole conversation in context check the comments of my Zonic custom video.  I don't erase or censor any comments I get unless they have someone's personal information.  I hope I managed to articulate my argument intelligently while letting him know that stuff actually existed before Dragonball Z, and I taught him a lesson in getting into arguments with people on the internet and insulting the things they hold dear.
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I googled the upcoming toys that Tomy is going to make for the 25th anniversary of Sonic, a couple of which are actually Classic characters NOT based on Sonic Boom!  (barring of course a cameo from the classic characters in season 2 of course)  View them all here in my DA scraps: Upcoming Sonic toys part 1 by Wakeangel2001 Upcoming Sonic toys part 2 by Wakeangel2001 Upcoming Sonic toys part 3 by Wakeangel2001 Upcoming Sonic toys part 4 by Wakeangel2001  What do you think?
Upcoming Sonic toys part 4 by Wakeangel2001
Upcoming Sonic toys part 4
this is the last preview page I was able to find, and once again it mostly features already released figures like the zip launchers, burnbot, and the action vinyls.  I still wouldn't plan on getting the Sonic and Knuckles vinyls, but damn that Metal Sonic one looks awesome, and it would be the first Metal to ever come out in that scale (I bet it would roughly match the 5 inch Jazwares Sonic figure, always a bonus.)  Besides that check out the new playset.  One is a Sonic on that hoverboard with a pose suited to riding it (he may as well not have articulation) and he has that pair of shades that one of the other Sonic variants had in the previous image I forgot to mention, BUT LOOK AT THAT EGG MOBILE!  It appears to have firing missiles and a bunch of armor.  Actually...you know how in the video games most of the bosses are the eggmobile with extra weaponry built around it, then when you defeat it the pod part separates so Eggman can make his escape?  I would TOTALLY support a play pattern where they would sell upgrade kits for the eggmobile that you could clip the pod toy into.  The one here can be the base, then they can sell the wings, maybe those monster truck wheels so it can looks like the ASR car, and maybe even stuff like the checker wrecker ball and other boss weapons from the classic games.
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Upcoming Sonic toys part 3 by Wakeangel2001
Upcoming Sonic toys part 3
Alright, NOW we're in the meat of upcoming releases.  A lot of this page features re-released figures, along with some repaint variants such as injured Sonic and Knuckles, but there ARE entirely new figures, including Shadow, Metal Sonic, and even more commonly seen badniks from the cartoon such as Motobug, Crabmeat, and Buzzbomber (who goes by "beebot" for some reason...)  They also made a Sonic molded in a running pose (because why give your figures better leg articulation when you can just sell a whole new figure for one pose?)  I hope the pegs in the stores don't get overcrowded with all those re-releases because that can make the new figures hard to get.  From the way they are arranged you can tell what is going to be released in 2 packs, it seems Knuckles is going to have that Beebot, Metal Sonic will be packed with Eggman, and Shadow will be packed with Sonic, though it looks like Metal and Shadow will also get single releases which is nice for people like me who already have the complete set so far.  I can't tell from the image if Motobug and Crabmeat will have any articulation or will just be static pieces like Cubot and Orbot, but all I would ask for is for that gun on motobug's back to rotate or peg on and off and maybe swiveling claws on Crabmeat.
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So, some guy on the youtube made the incredibly original and brand new observation that Supersonic is similar to a Super Sayan from Dragonball Z, and on my latest custom video for Zonic the Zone cop he said that the writers for the comic didn't have any original ideas so they ripped off Sailor Moon, the Gatchamen, Godzilla, etc.  When I pointed out these were intentional parodies and homages that they never TRIED to pass off as original ideas he used the old "opinion shield."  You know, where you claim that your argument can't be wrong because it's your opinion and not an objective fact.  Now, I have no idea how old this guy is, but if you're going to use one of MY videos as a platform to spew anti-Sonic rhetoric, you are going to have to DEAL. WITH. ME.  So I cut down his argument with this comment:

"Dragonball Z didn't invent the concept of the golden hero, in fact Dragonball itself isn't even an original idea, it's based off the Chinese fable "Journey to the West" which was about Son Goku, the monkey king. Also, that "opinion shield" doesn't work against a jaded 30 year old like me whose been using the internet for half his life. Saying "it's my opinion" translates into "I have no real way to defend my idea."

Besides that, you're not even attacking the right subject, your initial argument was that the parodies were rip-offs for not being original ideas (btw, "original parody" is an oxymoron) then you brought up the tired old "Supersonic Supersayan" canard which has nothing to do with this video. This is a video about Zonic the Zone cop and by extension all of the elseworld and parody stories he was involved in (none of which were DBZ related for the record.)

Finally, EVERYTHING takes inspiration from other things, that's where ideas come from. Would you declare Steven Universe a DBZ knock off for introducing the idea of 2 people fusing into one by doing a dance? While we're hitting this subject at the peak of relevancy perhaps you'd like to write an essay about how the Flintsones was just an animated version of the Honeymooners? Or maybe how every family sitcom ever is some variant of Leave it to Beaver? OH! How about the tired old trope where every cartoon ever eventually does a story based off a public domain fable or fairy tale such as Snow White (which Sonic did btw, in issue 50 Sonic got Sally out of a coma by kissing her) or a classic movie franchise like Dracula, Frankenstein, Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, the Wizard of Oz, or tons of other examples. Maybe you'd like to point out how Star Wars just took a bunch of western adventure tropes, combined it with the hero's journey archetype, and set it all in space to become the biggest franchise in film history?"

I don't want to feel like I'm presenting him in an overly negative light, so if you want to see the whole conversation in context check the comments of my Zonic custom video.  I don't erase or censor any comments I get unless they have someone's personal information.  I hope I managed to articulate my argument intelligently while letting him know that stuff actually existed before Dragonball Z, and I taught him a lesson in getting into arguments with people on the internet and insulting the things they hold dear.

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Redlolz Featured By Owner Edited Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's a lot of Sonic hype recently, and SEGA said they've partnered up with a bunch of people to do merchandise. If one of those partners is either Good Smie or Bandai Japan and we get a figma/S.H. Figuarts Sonic, the hype will be so real you could reach out and TOUTCH it. :3
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Azelf101 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, if the new Mega Man show in 2017 has any figures to come with it do you plan to buy them and review them (and use for customs if possible)? Also, would you do any volgs for the show like you do with Sonic Boom?
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Wakeangel2001 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you know, I haven't actually heard of the new megaman cartoon.  There have been at least 5 cartoons based on Megaman in the past (most of them anime) and I enjoyed most of them.  So when is the new cartoon coming out, and what channel and time?
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Azelf101 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I don't know much about it other than IGN's article on it, but seeing how the crew behind shows like Ben 10 and Generation Rex are doing it, I'm going to guess Cartoon Network. I don't have a time though, so sorry about that. Here's the article if you want.

www.ign.com/articles/2015/06/0…
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Sonicstart137 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
How do you send PM, I ask this because I want to know how to send the PM,And how to contact you for a commission. Thank you.
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Wakeangel2001 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
there is a yellow "note" button near the upper right corner of the page.
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pittpenguin123 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
why is TOMY making horribly not posable figures. they have the posablility to make them on a 5 in scale. remember this. www.sonicstadium.org/wp-conten… why arnt they doing this tyle figure 
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Redlolz Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thad why I want Bandai Japan to make some figuarts Sonic. They aim for the. Older audience and put their all into everything. Plus, they do the 1/12 (5-6in) scale, which Sonic is sorely lacking aside from the Resarus stuff. SEGA said they're going to be partnering up with a bunch of merchendising companies too, so it's not very unlikely either.

So yea.... ME WANT.
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Wakeangel2001 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think they want the line to appeal to even younger audiences, which is why there are so many more plushies, gimmick toys, "action vinyls," and the main line itself resembles Imaginext figures.  I can totally respect if they figured Boom should stay a line for little kids, but then there is NOTHING for adult collectors, unless you count the "platinum series" which is basically Sonic painted with shiny metallic paint instead of his usual matte blue.  Say what you will about the Jazwares line, at least the detailed sculpts and high articulation counts gave them an appeal to the older fans.  (Remember, those of us who have been fans since Sonic first came out can easily be in their 30's now, even IF they were little kids at the time.)
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pittpenguin123 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
true, boom is mostlicky for kids. but why not the older fans like us, 
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Wakeangel2001 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
there is NO reason why they wouldn't try to sell to older fans, whether it was to make toys of the proper and/or classic universe Sonic or to make more collector friendly Boom Toys.  From what I can tell they just don't want to bother investing the money and effort.  Like the adage says, why strive to be great when decent sells well enough?
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Spyro9 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015   Digital Artist
Question; would you be willing to do Amiibo modifications or minor alterations to an S.H. MonsterArts figure? I'm not asking for me since I don't have either of those, but it would be nice to know for future reference.
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Wakeangel2001 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
most likely, but it depends on what I'm doing.  I don't like to screw around with rare or expensive figures because I feel like someone painting a hat on the mona lisa or something.
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Spyro9 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015   Digital Artist
Well, the thing that got me thinking about S.H. MonsterArts is their original Godzilla 2014 figure; almost every figure I see has derped out eyes -  one faces forward while one faces down as seen here.  I almost think it's intentional since the odds of three figures having the same paint errors seems more than a bit unlikely, but if that's true it's a strange design choice.
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Redlolz Featured By Owner Edited Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I found Tamashii Nation's US Facebook page. Want to talk to them about your little design? :3
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