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by Fireminer
Tue Dec 28, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: How niche was mecha in America before Transformer?
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: How niche was mecha in America before Transformer?

It's a mixed bag. Star Wars stuff flew off the shelves. Other stuff (example: A large xenomorph from the Alien movie) that I remember seeing on our shelves at JC Penney's when I was a stockboy in the early 1980's - didn't sell, but if you bought one - oh boy, are they valuable now. Transformers wer...
by Fireminer
Mon Dec 27, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: How niche was mecha in America before Transformer?
Replies: 4
Views: 243

How niche was mecha in America before Transformer?

I know that Gigantor was aired in the 60s, but between that point and the mid-80s when shows like Transformers and Voltron were aired, how niche was mecha to the larger American audience? Like, I think I've seen pictures of Japanese mecha figures being sold in America in 81-82, but how widely were t...
by Fireminer
Wed Dec 15, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: "Where's the meeting this week?"
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Re: "Where's the meeting this week?"

How important to you guys that the place you met had a TV? I guess that no one would want to carry a 25-inch CRT back and forth, right? Though it seemed like at the time there were some models marketed as "luggable"?
by Fireminer
Wed Dec 15, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: How long syndicated shows usually were?
Replies: 2
Views: 71

How long syndicated shows usually were?

I've read some where that back in the early days of anime in America, Americans much preferred if the anime series were 52 episodes or more so that they could syndicated it to local stations. Was this the lowest length of syndicated shows back then? If we just limited to animation, then how long did...
by Fireminer
Wed Dec 15, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: Let's Anime looks at the anime movies of 1981
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Let's Anime looks at the anime movies of 1981

Great article as always! Will you do another installment next year for 1982? Also, have you talked on your blog about designs from Dougram and other mecha anime of the time were "lifted" into Battletech? And I would like to ask if you remember when was the first time Doraemon came to Ameri...
by Fireminer
Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: You convention story?
Replies: 2
Views: 340

You convention story?

Why don't we share our convention stories? Are there any interesting people, events, etc. that make you remember a convention for your entire life? When I visited Japan, my older brother dragged me to a cosplay convention in Yokohama. There was a raffle for visitors, and I won what seemed to be a fa...
by Fireminer
Tue Jun 29, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: I Was A Teenage Anime Club President
Replies: 6
Views: 860

Re: I Was A Teenage Anime Club President

Just curious, which shows popular back then like "Getta Robo" which people mostly got the title wrong? It reminds me of a recent splash in the Gundam community--for some recent, Netflix decided to use the ancient translation of "the Duchy of Zeon" for Hathaway's Flash.
by Fireminer
Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Manga
Topic: Did comics from other countries receive the same kind of "localization" as manga in the early days?
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: Did comics from other countries receive the same kind of "localization" as manga in the early days?

I'm pretty sure that the Tintin we got in the United States was the same as Tintin in the UK, which is to say we got the same set of changes from the French version. I've never read Lucky Luke so I can't speak to that. I do have some UK reprints of American comics where American terms are changed t...
by Fireminer
Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Manga
Topic: Did comics from other countries receive the same kind of "localization" as manga in the early days?
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Did comics from other countries receive the same kind of "localization" as manga in the early days?

We all know how companies like TokyoPop brazenly change the content of the manga they localized, but I just wonder if comics like other countries such as Tintin and Lucky Luke were also treated like this? Or were they translated more faithfully to the originals? I know that across the pond in Europe...
by Fireminer
Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Some observations and questions about 80s cartoons
Replies: 4
Views: 2079

Some observations and questions about 80s cartoons

I recently talked to a French-Vietnamese who went to America in 1980s to study, and among other things we talked a bit about 80s cartoons. He raised some good points and questions that I would like to bring up here: 1. There was a lot of entertainment for children in the 80s, but there was also a de...