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A 2007-09 show about heroes fighting against bad guys who want to take over the world. Very original. And they do battle on motorcycles. Which can transform into flying motorcycles. And there are also lightsabers. With superpowers.

The premise is very basic, but the execution is more than wonderful. The final product is what you'll get if someone decides to cross Wakfu with Super Sentai. It was made by canadians who watched too much anime, but in a good way. The animation, the design, the dialogue, the gags; they're all great.

It ran for 2 seasons, and was cancelled before they got to do a 3rd. Since the show was only 50% arc-based, the cancellation is only 50% tragic. It is now available on multiple DVD volumes (cause full season sets is dumb right?) and from good pirates.

If nothing else, Storm Hawks can boast to have some of the best aerial combat sequences in history of ever.
No.237835
Anonymous
Replies:>>237837
Did it ever make a HD release or is this too early to hope for such things.
No.237837
Mister Twister
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>>237835
It was made around the same time as Avatar, and back then HD was not yet the standard. So it was broadcast in SD. I have no doubt higher resolution versions exist, but the show must face a resurgence in popularity for those to get released.

At the moment, buying all of the DVD volumes is the only way to watch it in reasonably high quality.
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Mister Twister
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Might as well post a few low quality screenshots.
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Mister Twister
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Mister Twister
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Mister Twister
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Mister Twister
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Mister Twister
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Mister Twister
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Mister Twister
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Mister Twister
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Episode 9 is basically podracing.
No.237848
Mister Twister
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He says "Are we there yet?"
No.237849
Anonymous
Replies:>>237850
>>237848
All their antics get really uncomfortable once you remember that they killed Starling's entire squad.
No.237850
Mister Twister
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>>237849
Killers deserve to be funny too.
No.237851
Anonymous
Replies:>>237852
>>237837
That's a shame. Its like All of Transformers Animated exists in native HD Widescreen, yet those were never seen outside of when HUB ran them shortly. Damn shame I don't think they got a Disk Release or a Digital.
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IMHO Storm Hawks was a great show - even if Finn was very annoying at times. Stork alone made it worth watching. And I wish we could have gotten a third season.
The world was a very well built up and interesting universe.
Pity we never got to see female Reptons, but eh, the female wallops more than compensate (they use armored underwear... :D)
"Umm, sorry, I thought you were a guy." (famous last words, Finn) :P

>>237851
I think those are up for download - somebody dud download them.
No.237856
Anonymous
I can still see the mark of this studio in all the other projects they've done.
Especially the animation. Not bad at all.

Shame CN basically condemned this show to the graveyard slot. But that's just how it goes sometimes.
No.237857
Anonymous
>>237856
They were all that way a few years back. Its getting better with Nick to be the most recent to start a big shake up of their production structure. Shifting the balance of power towards the producers than the executives that oversee them.
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>>237856
What other toons did they do after this?
Btw, in HUngary, some stores STILL have Storm Hawk toys, dirt cheap at that. They sadly shelfwarmed quite a bit. Pity that lots of characters never gotten toys.
No.237864
Mister Twister
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>>237858
Slugterra and some other things I don't yet care about.
No.237983
Mister Twister
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Got past the middle of season 1. This show is amazing.

One episode has the team fucking something up, and getting a criminal lord mad at them. He agrees to forget about it, and release their friend he took in as ransom, if they travel far away to a mysterious location and bring him a mysterious item known as Rosenyoga within 12 hours.

Consider not reading, but the episode ends with the mysterious location being none other than a cafe, and the mysterious item being frozen yogurt.
No.237986
Mister Twister
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http://fuckyeahstormhawkscreens.tumblr.com/day/2014/01/29/
>>237983
Oh yeah, one of the best episodes. The Colonel is someone like Jabba - everyone is kind of afraid of him even though he takes no sides in the conflict.
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>>237864

Slugterra had some rather silly concepts, but yeha, now that you say it the style is similar. And they also introduced some mystical elements in that show at the end with those darkland demons and stuff. I haven't watched it all yet.
No.237992
Mister Twister
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>>237989
It's like Wakfu, only more action.
No.237993
Mister Twister
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>>237992
So watch.
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Mister Twister
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>>237993
ALL OF IT.
No.238002
Mister Twister
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Timed accidentally.
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Mister Twister
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The old man is half blind, which is why he has those eyes.
No.238025
Mister Twister
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Smug motherfucker.
No.238028
Mister Twister
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One episode left for me of season 1.
No.238029
Mister Twister
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Finished season 1. This show is awesome. I don't remember being so excited about a show for years. I binged the 26 episodes in less than 2 weeks. I haven't enjoyed a show this much in a long time.
No.238030
Mister Twister
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Put words on image.

Kids these days don't do that anymore.
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Mister Twister
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>>238030
And a second version that's easier to see when thumbnailed.
No.238051
Mister Twister
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Doom, doom everywhere!
No.238117
Mister Twister
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Season 2 is amazing.
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>>238117

It was a good show. Is it out on DVD, by the way?
The toys can be found for huge discounts in some Hungarian stores, still.
No.238154
Mister Twister
>>238153
It is available across several DVD volumes in region 1 (4-5 episodes per disk) and complete box sets in the UK (but apparently NTSC > PAL conversion was imperfect).
No.238195
Anonymous
Replies:>>238196
>>238154
Ah Balls, Europe always getting Superior the Box Sets, Colombo Cigar Box Edition will always be a far off dream.
No.238196
Mister Twister
>>238195
... and, as I said, format conversion was fucked.
No.238228
Mister Twister
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Ladies and gentlemen, this is a screenshot from the show.
No.238234
Mister Twister
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A minor bad guys daydreams of a movie made some time later about the Cyclonian Empire that he serves for. He then regretfully admits if he stars in it, he will be given a background role.

And while he's talking, this is what you see.
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Mister Twister
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>>238234
Oh I LOVED that scene and the episode. :) He is somewhat self-conscious about how little he matters in the grand empire.
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>>238154
Regions should be abolished. They have no more place in the world of Ebay and Amazon, really. Besides, what the fuck does Sony care about where does it get its money, as long as it gets it? Lucky that VLCplayer can go around bloody region codes.
No.238403
Mister Twister
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>>238397
You must understand that region restrictions were created by people in power, obsessed with their power. It's not just about money; it is also about who is allowed to have access to which content. It's information control, and control over who is allowed to have what.

As long as we do not allow governments control content online, things will be getting better. But if we lazily let things happen, the free media exchange will be taken from us.

/mini-rant
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>>238403
Yes, but this was all "then" - back when it mattered whether these big companies even allowed certain countries to get certain materials. The world changed, and they refuse to change with it - same deal as the crazy "but people can record movies onto VHS, that's stealing!" idiocies.
But dude, Governments have nothing to do about this. Companies do - region codes are used by the people who manufacture the DVDs. Not much the US government can do about what Sony, a Japanese company, does. I mean... apart from region codes, how about the "every adapter has a different socket" idiocy with tablets, cameras and mobile phones? Often even the same company's different models have different sockets. Gah.
No.238477
Mister Twister
>>238473
Corporations have more power than governments.
True, of course. I love to quote Lex Luthor for this:

"President? Do you have any idea how much power I'd have to GIVE UP to become president?" :D
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Mister Twister
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Some more LORE: at one point people of Atmos could not fly, until they figured out how. This is how the first flying motorcycles looked.
No.238873
Mister Twister
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>Hey, why don't I get an action figure?
>That's because the "braniacs" in merchandising say girl action figures don't sell.

Did they... did they just call out the people who made the toys??
No.238883
Anonymous
>>238873
Marketing at all really.

Pointing out the flaw of focusing on your best sellers while letting your other properties sink away.
No.238892
Mister Twister
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Just ordered the Condor toy/figurine/collectable/thing from Amazon. Will post photos when it arrives.
>>238892
That was nice of you, pretty sure they cancelled the show because they didn't sell enough of those.
No.238895
Anonymous
Replies:>>238896
>>238894
Not that anyone could find them, ever since the death of the Big Toy Stores starting in the early '90s and going on through to the early '00s getting some shows merch on the selves is a real bear. Especially when some places like Walmart and its the vendors that handle stocking of that stuff and nothing other than that makers merch is allowed on those shelves.

Just looked it up and Toys R Us is the last one standing as far as Toy Stores goes.

But from what I was able to see of them mainly online the Storm Hawks stuff was pretty good.
>>238895
Maybe it was just a Canada thing, they were all over the place here.
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Mister Twister
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>>238894
Actually, it turned out they only had the contract to produce 52 episodes divided into two seasons.
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Mister Twister
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Is that true... Mr. Fluffykins?
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Mister Twister
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Anonymous
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>>237852

I remember skimming past this one when it was airing, I guess it never held my interest for some reason, but I do remember the one episode where the reptile guys were trying to infiltrate a ship and the one green gothy type dude was fending them off single handedly Home Alone style and thought it was pretty good. I guess there's only so much time and Gladding yet another series on my plate just wasn't in the cards, and it wasn't until I saw the furry chick did I give it another look. Ah well...

About the Reptons; is it my imagination or does Spitz (the small, skinny one) look like he's supposed to be a female to you? The plate pattern of his front torso mimics the classic female forms, like the roundness of the lower breast area without actually being breasts, and the downward triangular part of his abdominal segments look very different from the others. It's almost as if they changed him to male at some point for marketing reasons. I always head canon that he's hiding his gender due to Repton society being sexist against females. Either way, I figure their females pretty much look like Spitz.
No.239150
Mister Twister
Replies:>>239408
Well shit
http://addictedtoslugterra.tumblr.com/post/130445890646/i-couldnt-get-as-nice-of-a-pic-for-the-last-punch
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Mister Twister
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Storm Hawks had better animation than Wakfu:
http://cloud--queen.tumblr.com/post/130154459542
http://cloud--queen.tumblr.com/post/129374700097/storm-hawks-favourite-characters-the-dark-ace
>>239150
Heh, true... Is that Slugterra any good, btw? I only watched a few episodes, and while I liked the demonic invasion and the designs of the guardian-things, I think that only happens late in the season.