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@  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.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 November 2019 - 11:00 AM)

That's okay: between ever more extreme weather, ever more violent society, and general paranoia of parents: halloweens not doing to well out here either.

@  Anonymous X : (06 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

We used to have Bonfire Night here in the UK as our thing instead of Halloween... It's withered away for the most part. Halloween used to be the strange American tradition you knew of from ET or various cartoons


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#1 Paladin

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 06:33 PM

I was expecting WB to try something to try & follow "SpiderVerse"'s success but didn't see this option coming. 

 

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 07:08 PM

Interesting and a good story to have as an animated feature.

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 07:40 PM

I won't say no to more Batman Beyond.

Modelling Terry off of Javier Bardem is an odd choice though.

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 07:41 PM

As much as I love Kevin Conroy, if Michael Keaton isn't voicing Old Bruce in this so help me...


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 11:46 PM

Derek Powers/Blight needs to be the villain if this is gonna have Terry's origin story.


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 07:37 AM

I'm sure the responses to this will all be perfectly sane and rational.
 

Warner Bros are reportedly eyeing to cast a Asian-American actor for the voice of Terry McGinnis in the upcoming ‘BATMAN BEYOND’ animated film.

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 08:16 AM



I'm sure the responses to this will all be perfectly sane and rational.
 

Warner Bros are reportedly eyeing to cast a Asian-American actor for the voice of Terry McGinnis in the upcoming BATMAN BEYOND animated film.
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Posted 31 January 2019 - 10:04 AM

I think he meant that fans of the original may be outraged if Will Friedle isn't cast as the voice of Terry.


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 12:41 PM

I can get behind this idea.  Batman Beyond holds a special place in my heart and I'm keen on seeing an updated take on it.

 

I've been wanting a live-action BB movie for a long time, but this seems more likely to be satisfying, given DC's recent movie output.



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Posted 01 February 2019 - 05:29 AM

At this point, recasts are going to happen and I'm okay with that. Just give me Michael Keaton as Old Bruce and we're golden.


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 07:42 AM

Why Keaton?


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 10:04 AM

Cause he's the first (and now oldest) modern Batman.

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 02:04 PM

I feel if they are planning to revamp the story and go back to square one with Terry I guess its ok if they recast. But if it continues onward I would want Conroe and Friedle.

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 05:22 PM

Why Keaton?

 

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 05:33 PM

I hope they use a animation style similar to the original TV show, I'm just not keen on these computer generated movies, not many really capture the magic that 2D has. The into the Spiderverse, just wasn't something I wanted to see and every clip I seen, just says "This is trash!" 2D is the best form of animation with a small aid from 3D, not out right 3D!


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 07:02 PM


I don't think there is any way they don't try to copy Spiderverse somehow. It was hugely successful and hugely lauded by audiences, critics and anyone who loves animation:. Visually and writing wise it is far and away the best animated superhero film ever.

ZacWilliam, I imagine it is a huge reason this is even getting made at all.
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Posted 02 February 2019 - 06:27 AM

Batman Beyond: Enter the Elseworlds?



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Posted 02 February 2019 - 07:24 AM

I'll likely see it. I liked the original series. So I'm cautiously optimistic.

The thing is, it just seems like lately things that should have been a hit out of the ballpark (Killing Joke) have sucked while other things I totally expected to hate (Teen Titans Go to the Movies) actually was pretty watchable. I really just don't know what to expect from DC anymore really, for better or worse.
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Posted 02 February 2019 - 07:49 AM

Killing Joke was ruined by the original prologue and Timm's increasing obsession to make Bruce and Barbara a couple.

 

I know the prologue was partly added to meet a higher runtime but if they'd just delivered a comic accurate adaptation everyone would have been happy. 



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Posted 04 February 2019 - 07:51 AM

Agreed. If they'd actually tried to make the prolouge relevant to the rest of the story, rather than feeling like a disconnected side story. It could have wirked.

And yeah, Timms weird need for a Brucw/Barbara pairing is a concept i detest. It was wrong in TAS and Beyond, and just felt like needless shock value for Killing Joke that added nothing. The actual Killing Joke movie portion was pretty good.

This Beyond film could be great. I can't say i won't be a little sad not to hesr Friedle as Terry, but then this is a new take on Beyond. And yeah, as as Conroy IS the Batman. Keaton is my default favourite Batman, so having him voice Old Bruce would be pretty awesome.

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