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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 Robogeek1973

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 02:11 PM

Here's a full update, enjoy!

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#2 crazyjw18

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 04:04 PM

Nice Minicon army there.

I like the selection of your other stuff. Good layouts.

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 04:21 PM

Thanks, I've been trying to get ahold of any Minicons/Microns I can, they're basically my "civilians". It's been hard trying to make room for my bots and cons, but I sorted everything evenly enough so I could save 2 shelves for the upcoming Classics line. icon-ironhide.gif Of course my cons still outnumber my bots, but whatcha gonna do? icon-fire.gif

#4 Self-Destruct

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 07:52 PM

Sonuva....
That. Is a lot. Of Minicons.
And I thought my collection was big.

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 08:52 PM

I hate you for having the chrome Thunderclash. Just so you know.

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 09:01 PM

QUOTE(Self-destruct @ Sep 10 2006, 12:52 AM) View Post

Sonuva....
That. Is a lot. Of Minicons.
And I thought my collection was big.


I actually have about 20 more, they just got put away for some more X-Dimension Microns I'm expecting any day now.

QUOTE(TheMightyMollusk @ Sep 10 2006, 01:52 AM) View Post

I hate you for having the chrome Thunderclash. Just so you know.


Then you'll hate me more when I tell you I got the complete set of 12 for about $45 or so. icon-fire.gif

#7 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 11:10 PM

I got the rest of Thunderclash's assortment and a mispackaged (opened and put back in the wrong box) silver Sparkplug for $40, so......

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 07:32 AM

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Now I just need the booster set that comes before the chrome Sparkplug set and the one that comes after the Thunderclash set.

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 11:27 PM

Very nice Owen! Never saw you thread till just now... too bad the larger images aren't working, but looks very impressive from just the thumbs.icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 08:15 AM

QUOTE(Robogeek28 @ Sep 9 2006, 09:01 PM) View Post

QUOTE(Self-destruct @ Sep 10 2006, 12:52 AM) View Post

Sonuva....
That. Is a lot. Of Minicons.
And I thought my collection was big.


I actually have about 20 more, they just got put away for some more X-Dimension Microns I'm expecting any day now.

QUOTE(TheMightyMollusk @ Sep 10 2006, 01:52 AM) View Post

I hate you for having the chrome Thunderclash. Just so you know.


Then you'll hate me more when I tell you I got the complete set of 12 for about $45 or so. icon-fire.gif




I paid zero for my chase thunder icon-hotrod.gif



#11 Robogeek1973

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 06:38 AM

QUOTE(Boo @ Dec 28 2006, 04:27 AM) View Post

Very nice Owen! Never saw you thread till just now... too bad the larger images aren't working, but looks very impressive from just the thumbs.icon-hotrod.gif


Just noticed the larger ones don't work. I'll hafta take some more when I get the chance, I've gotten more Microns and larger bots since these were taken. icon-fire.gif

#12 Boo

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 10:07 PM

Nice. Much easier to see now, bud. Nice Micron collection! Never got into them too much myself, but the new Classics mini-cons are pretty tempting. They ook great in large numbers!

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 12:32 AM

Yeah, I just transformed all of them to their alt modes to try to make a nicer display, took forever I must say. icon-fire.gif

#14 Darkstream

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 12:34 AM

QUOTE(Robogeek28 @ Jan 1 2007, 12:32 AM) View Post

Yeah, I just transformed all of them to their alt modes to try to make a nicer display, took forever I must say. icon-fire.gif



I have mine in baggies. By set. I just had to unpack them all take the shot, and then repack. Then i found out i missed some.

Shoots self

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#15 Robogeek1973

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 03:38 PM

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 02:00 AM

Classics Jetfire and Ti Rodimus

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Nice collection.

#17 Robogeek1973

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 09:09 PM

Mini-con/Micron update! Just got a few new Microns and a new book case to display them on. Also, I transformed them to their vehicle modes to better display them, they look MUCH nicer methinks! icon-ironhide.gif

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#18 Darkstream

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 06:30 AM

you only have one roots?

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 09:13 AM

Actually that's Safeguard, Roots is with my GF Vector Prime. I still need to get the gold colored one, but don't want to buy a whole nother VP just to get one, hopefully I'll find him on clearance sometime. icon-fire.gif

#20 Darkstream

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 01:01 AM

Actually i know. I just hate the same safeguard and just call all of them roots icon-fire.gif