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@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:59 AM)

we'll move to the open garage if it's raining

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

every Halloween since we got a house, TMM and I chill in the driveway with a fire bowl and roast things while handing out candy. It's pretty great.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 November 2019 - 03:42 AM)

Peter Cullen voiced King Kong let that sink in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:42 PM)

I've noticed that after a year or two, though, people with children will start getting into it for their kids

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:41 PM)

I think a lot of the decline you see in Halloween is due to newcomers to Canada who don't really get it... I mean,there are only a handful of countries in the world that practice this particular oddity


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#1 MrBlud

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 07:23 PM

Please post any sightings for Australia in this thread.


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 07:23 AM

Canberra City- Target: Combiner Wars: All Wave 1 Legends, Wave 1 Deluxes except Alpha-Bravo (lots of Dragstrips), Voyagers Optimus and Silverbolt.

 

Y'know, a week or two after I despaired at seeing them on shelf and ordered them off BBTS. Probably cheaper though.



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Posted 11 March 2015 - 06:33 AM

Parramatta Toys R Us in the Westgate Shopping Center had CW Silverbolt, Dragstrip, Firefly, Bombshell, and Windcharger. There was a space for the leader class assortment as well.

They also had all the first wave RiD deluxes.

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 05:24 AM

Apparently Super Toyworld in Fyshwick, Canberra, has Stunticons (except Motormaster for now) and the Protectobots. Which is weird because the garbled email I got from Hasbro seemed to indicate those toys wouldn't come out in Australia until Christmas. Gonna go check it out on Saturday.



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:04 PM

Fyshwick Protectobots deliciously confirmed. I was served by a guy who knew his TF stuff, who said they're expecting Motormaster, Hot Spot and Cyclonus soon. I told him I'd heard Hasbro wasn't releasing these guys here for a while, and he confirmed that they'd had to work around that for the wave 3 deluxes (not sure how). He had no idea that Devastator was already out at Big W. They'd been trying to get the bug guy from Hasbro but didn't know why it wasn't working.

 

No sign of the last couple of waves of Legends sadly. 


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 01:57 AM

Yeah I went in today. Down to a few Protectobots, and tons of Wave 1 stuff except for Leader Megatron (though about eight Armada Megatrons). Kind of annoying that apparently those have to sell down before new stuff can be ordered. I mean, I know why they do that,but I just wish the first wave didn't always get so over-ordered because they always do.



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Posted 14 August 2015 - 08:18 AM

Protectobot deluxes sighted in Belconnen Toys R Us. One each of Blades, First Aid, and Rook. No sign of other Protectobots of other sizes or Streetwise.



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Posted 24 October 2015 - 06:15 AM

CW Hot Spot sighted at Kmart in Belconnen.

 

Unite Warriors Superion seen at Toys'R'Us, also in Belconnen. I was surprised. And then completely put off by the $400 price tag. Sheesh...



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Posted 02 December 2015 - 12:31 PM

RID Warrior Fracture and a couple of his redeco wavemates at the Toyworld in Highpoint.


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 01:17 AM

Not that anyone but me cares, but some smaller Titan Returns stuff has turned up at Toys'r'us in Canberra. Rewind and Stripes, Crashbash, Terri-bull and Loudmouth at Mildura Park.



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Posted 16 August 2016 - 01:49 AM

I always forget we have sightings threads here too -- I tend to go by OTCA.

The first wave of stuff is finally trickling out, and Toyworld in Fyshwick had several Soundwaves when I was there a week or two back.

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 06:32 PM

OTCA?



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Posted 17 August 2016 - 01:55 AM

Ozformers? OTCA.com.au.

Meanwhile TRU Belconnen had Alpha Trion and Astrotrain this morning, but apparently they sold quickly.

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 02:04 AM

Ah, thank you. Might have to have a look around tomorrow.



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Posted 17 August 2016 - 04:08 AM

Good luck!

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 07:51 PM

Toyworld Carindale had a ton of TR wave 1 and 2 Voyagers. They also had a single case of wave 1 deluxes. They also had a few Platinum sets.

The real bargain was the Optimus Prime Evolution 2 pack, containing Classics Prime and AOE Evasion Prime. The price? A bargain at only $39.99!

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 10:26 PM

Big W is suddenly burning off ENORMOUS quantities of Titans Return stuff: http://www.otca.com....ead.php?t=25586

 

Stock varies from store to store but Octone/Blitzwing and Seaspray/Cosmos are common. Legends at $5, Deluxes at $10, Voyagers $15. Crazy! Not sure if there are any Leaders about. 

 

The sale isn't supposed to start until July 5, but in many stores the stock is on shelves and the sale prices are already in effect. I saw a wall of over 100 each of Cosmos and Seaspray - I don't think I've ever seen anything like that in Australia. Given the volume of product, they may not be shelved in the usual TF area so you may have to hunt around a bit!


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 01:48 AM

Well I checked my local Big W and it's all Octone/Blotz/Seasproy/Cosmas. I wonder why it's only them?



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Posted 06 July 2018 - 04:38 AM

Yeah, it's weird. There are other floating around, stores seem to have one wave or another of legends and deluxe but not toys from multiple waves. And AFAIK Blitzwing and Octone are the only Voyagers involved.

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 08:50 AM

Wave 3 Power of the Primes deluxes (so the other Terrorcons) are around in Canberra (well, Belconnen). Kind of annoying that Wave 2 deluxes seems to have skipped.

 

Got my complete Abominus at least.


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