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@  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

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (06 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I recently attended a talk on Samhain and its associated mythology by a professor from Limerick.

@  Otaku : (06 November 2019 - 11:49 AM)

Trunk or Treats have become more popular because it is supposed to be safer, and even if it isn't, it just tends to be easier for the Trick-or-Treaters.


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#21 Powered Convoy

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 11:39 AM

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 01:55 PM

Bad Convoy no Siege Skywarp recolor for you 


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Posted 11 November 2018 - 01:56 AM

If only the Club was still around with "Ask Vector Prime". This piece of merchandise would be too appropriate not to feature.


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Posted 11 November 2018 - 12:10 PM

All these years of putting Optimus on a pedestal, it never occurred to me to have him turn INTO the pedestal.  Sort of obvious in hindsight...

 

Also, is the watch one of their 'tough solar' versions?  It would be interesting to see the conflict between charging the watch and avoiding sun damage for fans who vacuum seal their toys.



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Posted 16 November 2018 - 12:27 AM

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 01:11 AM

TakaraTomy has uploaded a promotional video to YouTube, though presently it is not viewable outside of Japan.

 

 

Taiwan-based Facebook page TFND has re-uploaded it.

 

https://www.facebook...?type=2


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Posted 16 November 2018 - 01:25 AM

So in a secret temple on the planet Cybertron, the Divine Tool "Chrono Matrix" was hidden and guarded by Master Optimus Prime. Then Decepticon Geistron attacked to seize the Chrono Matrix for himself, only for Master OP to summon the Resonant G-Shock as a Space/Time power-up that wiped out Geistron. And at the end, Master OP is sending the Resonant G-Shock watch to Earth, musing who the Chosen One will be.

Edited by c0ldfire, 16 November 2018 - 01:28 AM.


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Posted 16 November 2018 - 02:13 AM

Huh. That pedestal mode looks a lot stupider from any angle other than the front, with that chunk hanging off the back of it.


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Posted 16 November 2018 - 02:43 AM

And here is the TakaraTomy Mall listing. 31320 JPY (~277 USD).

https://takaratomyma...g4904810120391/
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Posted 16 November 2018 - 09:56 AM

Isn't that just Infernocus he's fighting?


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Posted 16 November 2018 - 10:24 AM

So in a secret temple on the planet Cybertron, the Divine Tool "Chrono Matrix" was hidden and guarded by Master Optimus Prime. Then Decepticon Geistron attacked to seize the Chrono Matrix for himself, only for Master OP to summon the Resonant G-Shock as a Space/Time power-up that wiped out Geistron. And at the end, Master OP is sending the Resonant G-Shock watch to Earth, musing who the Chosen One will be.


... So he's basically Boltax guarding the Underbase.

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 06:36 PM

Photos of what I think this is a review copy.

 

https://getnews.jp/archives/2096885


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Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:20 PM

According to @portarmy at Tokyo Toy Show 2019, a G-Shock × Transformers Master Nemesis Prime is potentially coming this year.

 

https://twitter.com/...795025263353856


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Posted 17 June 2019 - 09:30 PM

Geistron

It's "Gaishutoromu", which isn't close to "Geistron"; if it's "German", it'd have to be written as Geischtrom, which doesn't make any sense. (Yes, I know this post is from November.)

Edit: Although now I find that German s before t or p is pronounced sh, so okay, "Geistrom" I guess.

Edited by Creedence, 17 June 2019 - 09:43 PM.


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Posted 17 June 2019 - 09:47 PM

Yeah, it's "Geistrom", and he looks to be a straight repurpose of TLK Infernocus's character model.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 06:48 PM

"Guy Storm". It's rainin' men.


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 11:42 PM

https://g-shock.jp/p...s/transformers/

Master Nemesis Prime bio is available.



Function: Dark Super Warrior
Quote: "My iron fist will bring the world to its darkest hour."

An evil warrior dressed in jet black armor. He was actually once the the commander who protected time, G3 Prime, but he fell to darkness. After a battle for the destiny of Cybertron, he was enveloped in a rift in spacetime. Wandering this dimension, Prime was captured by a cursed Matrix (Dark Spark), and transformed into the dark warrior, Master Nemesis Prime. He has lost much of his previous ability to freely manipulate time and, to recover this power, attacks Earth to seek its G-SHOCK that will restore it.


Comes with two Energy Muskets and Dark Spark.

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 11:55 PM

Never would have I expected Japan to make a toy tie-in reference to that less-than-stellar video game from 5 years ago (and which never even saw release in Japan, no less).


Edited by Sabrblade, 06 November 2019 - 11:57 PM.

"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#40 Creedence

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 12:01 AM

It did.

(this clip actually has the text that mentions the possible origins of the Dark Spark.)



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