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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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#12461 chiasaur11

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 03:40 AM

This is probably why I don't Gundam: looking at that stack, the ones jumping out at me are the lady with the round shields on her shoulders, and that gray Guntank looking guy that looks more like an Armored Core. X]

 

It looks like a Guntank for the very logical reason that it is a Guntank.

 

As much as I appreciate the usual parade of GMs and monoeyes, I'd like more designs like it and the Origins Mobile Worker. You know, more of a grounded, clunky look than the humanoid proportions of even the first Zakus.




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Posted 13 February 2019 - 12:04 PM

Not exactly what you're looking for, but you may want to give VOTOMS a look. The Armored Troopers have a generally humanoid appearance, but they're much clunkier in action and far more disposable than Mobile Suits. Chirico goes through a good dozen or so machines over the course of just the original anime, and really only gets a "custom" in the final act.

 

Meanwhile, P-Bandai is going into AoZ overdrive for some reason:

https://www.gundamki...9a-g-parts.html

https://www.gundamki...g-parts_12.html

https://www.gundamki...-hazel-and.html

https://www.gundamki...custom-and.html

https://www.gundamki...undam-tr-6.html

https://www.gundamki...-rahs-full.html


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 07:47 PM

Not exactly what you're looking for, but you may want to give VOTOMS a look. The Armored Troopers have a generally humanoid appearance, but they're much clunkier in action and far more disposable than Mobile Suits. Chirico goes through a good dozen or so machines over the course of just the original anime, and really only gets a "custom" in the final act.

 

Meanwhile, P-Bandai is going into AoZ overdrive for some reason:

https://www.gundamki...9a-g-parts.html

https://www.gundamki...g-parts_12.html

https://www.gundamki...-hazel-and.html

https://www.gundamki...custom-and.html

https://www.gundamki...undam-tr-6.html

https://www.gundamki...-rahs-full.html

 

I know about VOTOMs, but I was thinking more for kits than for shows. 

Scopedogs are basically humanoid anyway. They're cool, but they don't move things that far away from the standard Gundam variations, not to the degree of a lot of the more oddball Turn A designs, even.




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Posted 14 February 2019 - 12:24 PM

https://www.gundamki...lex-ver-20.html

 

https://www.gundamki...-announced.html


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 01:14 AM

I have been trying to figure out if there's a technique for panel lining that I'm competent and coordinated enough to... not make a huge ugly hugging mess with. I thought I was witnessing actual witchcraft when I saw a video of a dude using Tamiya Panel Line Accent, but no - that shit is real?! I'm incredibly happy with the little testing I've done so far. It does take a fair bit of cleanup, but the absolute magic of the paint travelling through the panel lines like it's bloody alive is just genuinely amazing.

Am I looking at a 100% chance that it will eat right through my plastic? :)

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 10:47 PM

Tamashii Nations is at Toy Fair, and they got a couple of new reveals!

 

The 3rd wave of Gundam Universe was shown, featuring the Strike Gundam, Sandrock (ANOTHER Wing entry!) and the Ez8 from 08th MS Team.



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Posted 16 February 2019 - 12:00 AM

They sure are going all-in on Gundam Universe, huh? Three revealed waves right out of the gate.



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Posted 19 February 2019 - 01:30 PM

They sure are going all-in on Gundam Universe, huh? Three revealed waves right out of the gate.

I still get the feeling that this is part of a bigger play to establish a stronger presence for Gundam in the west.  The kits do...okay here, but that really isn't something many collectors gravitate to.  Not to mention that the kit selection is varied and maybe doesn't play to the series that average Western fans may prefer.

 

Again, the first 3 waves are VERY western centric in character selection, which supports my supposition.  Heck, we're due for a new dub for SEED, which supports the release of the Strike in wave 3 since it should be hitting about the time the series starts to air on Toonami.

 

Also, here's a look at a mock up of the packaging from Gundam Planet, who attended Toy Fair:

https://scontent-dfw...99e&oe=5CE9DE94



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Posted 19 February 2019 - 11:57 PM

 

They sure are going all-in on Gundam Universe, huh? Three revealed waves right out of the gate.

I still get the feeling that this is part of a bigger play to establish a stronger presence for Gundam in the west.  The kits do...okay here, but that really isn't something many collectors gravitate to.  Not to mention that the kit selection is varied and maybe doesn't play to the series that average Western fans may prefer.

 

Again, the first 3 waves are VERY western centric in character selection, which supports my supposition.  Heck, we're due for a new dub for SEED, which supports the release of the Strike in wave 3 since it should be hitting about the time the series starts to air on Toonami.

 

Also, here's a look at a mock up of the packaging from Gundam Planet, who attended Toy Fair:

https://scontent-dfw...99e&oe=5CE9DE94

 

The package design is definitely very 'collector's 6-inch' in looks and shape. I do wonder how they'll fit some of the larger backpacks though, like the Aile Striker Pack.



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Posted 20 February 2019 - 02:08 AM

Watched NT tonight with my brother. Not bad, Kinda felt much more digestible than most of the UC I've seen despite being later in the timeline.

 

One question though.

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 06:01 AM

 

 

They sure are going all-in on Gundam Universe, huh? Three revealed waves right out of the gate.

I still get the feeling that this is part of a bigger play to establish a stronger presence for Gundam in the west.  The kits do...okay here, but that really isn't something many collectors gravitate to.  Not to mention that the kit selection is varied and maybe doesn't play to the series that average Western fans may prefer.

 

Again, the first 3 waves are VERY western centric in character selection, which supports my supposition.  Heck, we're due for a new dub for SEED, which supports the release of the Strike in wave 3 since it should be hitting about the time the series starts to air on Toonami.

 

Also, here's a look at a mock up of the packaging from Gundam Planet, who attended Toy Fair:

https://scontent-dfw...99e&oe=5CE9DE94

 

The package design is definitely very 'collector's 6-inch' in looks and shape. I do wonder how they'll fit some of the larger backpacks though, like the Aile Striker Pack.

 

The renewed attempt to appeal to the western audience may as well be official given this article. They name-drop MSiA, specifically citing being able to just pull them out of the box and start playing with them, and there's a big emphasis on the Universe figures being durable and 'stress-free'.

 

The RX-78-2 and Unicorn both look like they come with a decent number of accessories - on par with your typical Marvel Legends figure. They didn't have a good shot of the Wing's inner tray when they took it out in the video, though.



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Posted 22 February 2019 - 02:27 AM

Built HGAC Leo. Did the Divers version last year but haven't painted it yet.

It's interesting we're getting all these grunt suits with customisation in mind. Seems to have started with the surprise success of the Grimoire. Bandai wanted it to be the High Mock but fans never took to that. Since then we've had a bunch of HG grunts as custom fodder.

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 11:20 AM

Grunt suits have always had the more interesting designs, IMHO. They don't all have to look "iconic."

Plus (for those who care about in-universe canon) it's easier to imagine someone souping up a surplus mass-production machine versus being able to tinker with a one-of-a-kind prototype in their garage.

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 12:32 PM

RE/100 Zaku II Kai

 

RE/100 Vigna Ghina II

 

RG Crossbone X-1 details

 

lol


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 09:23 PM

Aren't the reborn 100's not QUITE as good as master grades?


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 06:26 AM

Aren't the reborn 100's not QUITE as good as master grades?

 

Not really.

 

There's a pretty notable gap. Reborns have no inner frame, often have less detail, are more likely to have trouble with joint stability, that kind of thing. Basically, they're just bigger HGs, where MGs are more their own thing.




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Posted 24 February 2019 - 07:02 AM

So the second Zeromaru manual confirms at least the concept of Ayame using an F91 previously is canon. Even says near exact "Maybe if everyone wishes hard enough, someday she'll tell that story herself."

 

Bandai know they bet on the cat girl when they should have bet on the ninja.



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Posted 24 February 2019 - 10:04 PM


"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud." ~Coco Chanel

 

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~Dr. Seuss


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Posted 27 February 2019 - 05:09 AM

Uni tutors got me into the habit of using car body paint for colours standard brands of spray paint don't cover. Been trying for a while now to find a match for the green Zakus and Zaku proxies use and tested it on the Leo.

Think it's a good match but sadly Halfords paint reacts poorly with enamel primer. The first coat always congeals, meaning I have to sand it down and start over. This is the third coat which reveals the other problem. If you're conservative with it it results in a patchy, powdery finish that is satin in some parts. Apply it a little more heavily and you end up with a too thick glossy finish, even if you aren't drowning the pieces.

Gonna have to try some other techniques to remove that sheen.
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Posted 27 February 2019 - 11:35 PM

SDCS Silhouette Booster

 

I'm a bit annoyed by this add-on. Yes, it has parts to convert an RX-78-2 into a GM... but that means in order to make a GM you'll need to buy this, the RX-78-2, and the CS Frame. :wtf Even then you'll have leftover Gundam parts and you'll have to paint most of the GM's upper torso parts to make it color-accurate. :doh

 

Also, have you guys seen this upcoming line from Bandai called 30 Minutes Missions? Generic non-Gundam-franchise mech designs that are designed to be wholly modular. They're even releasing the initial kits in different colors for out-of-the-box customization. The sales blurbs mention them being 1/144 too, so it would be even cooler if they're compatible with HG Gundam parts. :)


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