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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.

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@  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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RID One-Step Drift, Fracture and Thunderhoof confirmed (no pics)

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 06:44 PM

Found listings on the French Hasbro website. Apparently they have been taken down again, though they still show up through a Google search... and they can still be accessed through the Littlest Pet Shop sub-site.

(For those who don't understand, Hasbro.com uses a global database, and the different toy lines use different frameworks that all access the same database. Theoretically, you can view Transformers toys via the My Little Pony sub-site and vice versa.)

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 03 February 2015 - 10:15 PM

I can't see the words "Magic Drift" without having the mental image of IDW Drift dressed as Sailor Moon.

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 10:03 PM

New listings for three RID 1-Step toys have surfaced on Hasbro’s French website. There are no images at this time, but the listings include Drift, Fracture, and Thunderhoof.


The listings have been taken down from the main site, but currently remain accessible through Hasbro’s Littlest Pet Shop sub site. They are mirrored here just in case.

Transformers Robot In Disguise 1-Step Magic Drift

Découvrez les 1-Step Magic, des robots qui se transforment en véhicule en 1 étape ! MAGIQUE ! Drift se transforme de robot à voiture de course en 1 manipulation ! 1-Step Magic Drift Se transforme de robot à voiture de course et vice-versa Se convertit en 1 étape Age 5 ans et + © 2015 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.


Transformers Robot In Disguise 1-Step Magic Fracture

Découvrez les 1-Step Magic, des robots qui se transforment en véhicule en 1 étape ! MAGIQUE ! Fracture se transforme de robot à moto en 1 manipulation ! 1-Step Magic Fracture Se transforme de robot à moto et vice-versa Se convertit en 1 étape Age 5 ans et + © 2015 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.


Transformers Robot In Disguise 1-Step Magic Thunderhoof

Découvrez les 1-Step Magic, des robots qui se transforment en véhicule en 1 étape ! MAGIQUE ! Thunderhoof se transforme de robot à tracteur en 1 manipulation ! 1-Step Magic Drift Se transforme de robot à tracteur et vice-versa Se convertit en 1 étape Age 5 ans et + © 2015 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.


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Posted 03 February 2015 - 11:47 PM

Magic Fracture: get the month off work and possibly some disability pay, all without any real pain! Just one step and you'll be "broken" in no time!

Virtually every custom as good as the title suggests!

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 03:19 AM

As per TFW2005, we also have a Warrior Megatronus (wut?) and Fracture coming, as well as a Legion Windblade (!!!), Clampdown, Thunderhoof and Drift, and some other Cons as one-steps.





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Posted 04 February 2015 - 07:36 AM

I feel that any 'Windblade' would likely be a name repurposing as a Decepticon (à la Clampdown, Airazor, etc.), though I'm more than happy to get a tiny cityspeaker!

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 07:43 AM

Clampdown legion makes me happy. Great character design.


Fracture is great news too, but where is muh Warrior Thunderhoof?

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 07:53 AM

After three new Transformers: Robots in Disguise One-Step listings appeared (and disappeared) on Hasbro’s French website late yesterday, Mr. Chaos from the 2005 Boards went hunting for more…And he found some really doozies!

• Quillfire (B4653)
• Springload (B4652)

Legion Class
• White Sideswipe (B2977)
• Black Bumblebee (B2976)
• Patrol Mode Strongarm (B4684)
• Drift (B4684)
• Thunderhoof (B4683)
• Clampdown (B4862)
• Windblade (B4681)

Warrior Class
• Fracture (B4686)
• Megatronus (B4687)

So it looks like we’ll be getting quite a few of the Decepticons and in different size classes, as well as a Warrior (Deluxe) Megatronus, and a Legion Windblade! Those who voted in the Fan-Built Bot poll or have read IDW’s comic books featuring the character will no doubt be excited by that last one!

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 08:39 AM

All those Legion figures. YEEESSSSS!




Glad to see the Legion Bumblebee, Sideswipe and Strongarm are getting redecos. 

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 08:57 AM


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 08:59 AM

Well, it looks like I'm going Cyberverse only for this line. I really like the design but the Warrior toys don't do it for me.


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 10:01 AM

I will probably buy both he Warriors and Legions. I really like the little guys so far, and seems like they'll include minor players like Overbite and Clampdown too.


Clampdown! Wooop!



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 10:16 AM

Legion figures still kind baffle me how good they've become. I recall back in the day they would just be lame small versions of the big ones, but then around DOTM they got genuinely clever to the point where some have transformations I like BETTER than the big counterpart and makes me wish the big ones took example from them.


Case in point, Legends RID Bee is love.

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 10:45 AM

Agreed. Due to recent KOs our market here is flooded with 2007 movie Legend KOs and maaan are they terrible. Compare them with Prime Legends like the Terrorcons or Airachnid, or the RVTS Prime and Megatron(s).

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 11:40 AM

If Megatronus is only a Warrior, then what could the $29.99 one found in TRU's computer be?

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 12:17 PM

We need warrior class Decepticons. We need warrior class Decepticons from all the new and unique Decepticons from the show.
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