Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  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


Photo

Cheets' Plastic Mess


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
31 replies to this topic

#1 Cheetimus Primal

Cheetimus Primal

Posted 27 August 2007 - 11:47 AM

I figured I'd start posting chunks of my collection just for jives and giggles.

To start I'll share my pride and joy... the Jazzes!!!

UPDATE: I added Final Battle Jazz as well as the IDW cover art book with his mug on it.


Edited by Cheetimus Primal, 04 September 2007 - 05:14 PM.

24674394486_13a96b16e0_o.jpg

#2 Walky

Walky

    King Kong Aventure Fudge

  • Citizen
  • 40518 posts

Posted 27 August 2007 - 03:06 PM

Where's the Jazz bop bag?

#3 Prime 2.0

Prime 2.0

    Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius

  • Citizen
  • 6292 posts

Posted 27 August 2007 - 05:49 PM

Iam pretty sure its illegal to have this many Jazz's in one location, but if you give me on of your loose alts i think i'll forget to alert the proper authorities. icon-fire.gif

Nice collection, where did you get that pic in the back of Alt/Bt Jazz?



ADVENTURE TIME!!!!

#4 Cheetimus Primal

Cheetimus Primal

Posted 27 August 2007 - 09:56 PM

QUOTE(The Walky @ Aug 27 2007, 04:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Where's the Jazz bop bag?

A what now?! Don't do this to me! Don't tell me such a thing exists! I'll have to search EVERYWHERE to get that thing!

QUOTE(Prime 2.0 @ Aug 27 2007, 06:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nice collection, where did you get that pic in the back of Alt/Bt Jazz?

Danke.
Dan Khanna had a booth at last year's Botcon where he was selling prints of his Alternators drawings. They're badass so I had to grab a Jazz.
24674394486_13a96b16e0_o.jpg

#5 Walky

Walky

    King Kong Aventure Fudge

  • Citizen
  • 40518 posts

Posted 28 August 2007 - 12:24 AM

I'm just saying, I have a Hot Shot bop bag. Maybe you should collect a character that has a bop bag!

#6 Powered Convoy

Powered Convoy

    Skywarp Connoisseur

  • Retired Staff
  • 65967 posts

Posted 28 August 2007 - 06:17 AM

Awesome Jazz collection!

I have something similar with Skywarp.

Do you have the Gold/Electrum e-Hobby Meister?

Randy

ACItEK8.png


#7 Cheetimus Primal

Cheetimus Primal

Posted 28 August 2007 - 02:11 PM

NO but I've been eyeing it for a while now. Maybe next Botcon.


ON TO THE PICTURES!
I must apologize for the slight disarray. I tend to rotate my displays because I have so much crap and things are starting to get near the end of their cycle.


























24674394486_13a96b16e0_o.jpg

#8 son of unicron

son of unicron
  • Citizen
  • 15291 posts

Posted 28 August 2007 - 04:08 PM

wow, are the spiderman statues new? dont recall seeing them before.

#9 Cheetimus Primal

Cheetimus Primal

Posted 28 August 2007 - 04:09 PM

The two mini-busts are new. They're probably my favorite Spidey junk right now along with Amazing #1.
24674394486_13a96b16e0_o.jpg

#10 Powered Convoy

Powered Convoy

    Skywarp Connoisseur

  • Retired Staff
  • 65967 posts

Posted 28 August 2007 - 05:56 PM

The gold Jazz is worth it. Very pretty and the deformed face isn't as noticeable as it is on the original reissue.

I really like that Custom Civic Frenzy (I'm sure others will refer to it as Rumble). icon-hotrod.gif

Randy

ACItEK8.png


#11 Cheetimus Primal

Cheetimus Primal

Posted 28 August 2007 - 09:04 PM

Oh, he's Rumble. Frenzy is behind him with the regular hands.

Yes, I know that the cartoon was wrong and everything else was right but I grew up thinking of Rumble as the blue one so that's what I go by. Heh, my shelf my rules. ninjacheets.gif
24674394486_13a96b16e0_o.jpg

#12 Jeremy

Jeremy

    Gargo 220 or something

  • Retired Staff
  • 23660 posts

Posted 28 August 2007 - 09:16 PM

Very cool, don't ever let it be said that Cheets doesn't have good ideas for custom figures. icon-hotrod.gif
"Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise." - Cato the Elder

"Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper." - Larry Flynt

#13 (Deactivated) Jazz's Lady

(Deactivated) Jazz's Lady
  • Guests

Posted 28 August 2007 - 10:34 PM

I love you. Man I wish I could collect figures! You have an awesome set there. Jazz just told me that he is pleased. icon-waspy.gif

Now what's that Stan Lee box back there? Inquiring minds want to know! Oh and those same inquiring minds also want to know what's up with that poster of Jazz.

Edited by Jazz's Lady, 28 August 2007 - 10:40 PM.


#14 Skunkobot

Skunkobot

    -:Title Goes Here:-

  • Citizen
  • 8511 posts

Posted 28 August 2007 - 11:24 PM

The Stan Lee box goes with the Stan Lee figure in front of it...

#15 Bainreese

Bainreese
  • Retired Staff
  • 15743 posts

Posted 28 August 2007 - 11:30 PM

QUOTE(The Walky @ Aug 28 2007, 12:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm just saying, I have a Hot Shot bop bag. Maybe you should collect a character that has a bop bag!


Mmm...Bop bags.

·´¯`·.¸. , . .·´¯`·.. ><((((º>
·´¯`·.. ><((((º> ·´¯`·.¸. , . .·´¯`·.. ><((((º>


#16 (Deactivated) Jazz's Lady

(Deactivated) Jazz's Lady
  • Guests

Posted 28 August 2007 - 11:34 PM

QUOTE(Skunkobot @ Aug 29 2007, 12:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Stan Lee box goes with the Stan Lee figure in front of it...


Why my brain didn't actually "see" Stan Lee standing there is beyond my comprehension. Seriously...it's been a long night icon-ball.gif

#17 Prime 2.0

Prime 2.0

    Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius

  • Citizen
  • 6292 posts

Posted 31 August 2007 - 06:10 PM

Out of everything here the only thing i have managed to work myself up into a frenzy of jealousy about is that Plushy Face hugger, where did you get that, and please tell me I can still get my hands on one.



ADVENTURE TIME!!!!

#18 Cheetimus Primal

Cheetimus Primal

Posted 02 September 2007 - 10:24 PM

I picked it up at Suncoast ages ago. I'm still on the lookout for that plush chest-burster I passed on.
24674394486_13a96b16e0_o.jpg

#19 (Deactivated) TheOptimusMan

(Deactivated) TheOptimusMan
  • Guests

Posted 04 September 2007 - 07:39 AM

Awesome Jazz COllection Are You A Big Fan of Him?

#20 Wing

Wing

    Puns will continue until morale improves.

  • Supporter
  • 18046 posts

Posted 04 September 2007 - 03:20 PM

Sweetness. icon-hotrod.gif

Whatever happened to your custom Alt. BW Silverbolt?

UnHImyv.png