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@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  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.


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Gundam Discussion: The Wings of A Boy Who Killed Adolescence

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#12601 HomelessOne

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 04:48 AM

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 06:29 AM

Given how unexciting some of the mass-release Origin MSD kits have been, I'm surprised the Madrock is P-Bandai, but maybe Japanese fans like it less than I'd expect. I suppose it doesn't exactly have the novelty of being new, and the people who'll have clamoured for an HGUC Madrock are the kind of people who will buy from P-Bandai.
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Posted 28 August 2019 - 10:39 PM

...Man, and after seeing this unit in the G-Frame line I was hoping that they'd make an HG kit of it. Guess I got my wish. :burn



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Posted 29 August 2019 - 09:01 PM

Any other Gunpla enthusiasts ever jump the gun and... mess up?

I finished my RB-78's and decided to get to work on the GM Guard Custom.  Was just going to do the Chest/chest stickers, but after taking a break for food I decided to push on.  I went on to the head/waist/arms.  I'd already jumped to assembling the hands and beam spray gun... so when I multi-tasked the Arms, I built the daggers.  I found the pair were way too loose, and decided to glue them... neglecting to remember just how they fit on the forearms. XP

So yeah... anybody have any ideas how to safely wedge the hilts out without destroying the whole deal?


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Posted 16 September 2019 - 02:59 PM

Waaaay late, but you could try soaking them in Purple Power to weaken the glue bond.

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 11:10 PM

I still wish they used the Cross Silhouette frame system for these guys. :hmm

 

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Still, in the absnce of poseable Dynasty Warriors figures, these are the next best thing for someone who's into that franchise and Gundam. :D

 

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 02:29 PM

For you fellow people in the US, Walgreens, of all places, is carrying Gundam Universe.  Saw wave 1 locally.  $24.99 is on par with online shops, minus the shipping and any other premiums.

 

Hopefully, getting the line this late, means we'll be seeing wave 2 fairly soon domestically.



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Posted 19 September 2019 - 04:08 PM

Saw it at mine for 19.99. Guess prices may vary from location to location.

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Posted 23 September 2019 - 09:56 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 September 2019 - 01:01 AM

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 08:04 AM

Oh nice a WODOM!  I figured we would not get any more Turn-A stuff after the two MG's, and certainly not this design.  Awesome!



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Posted 27 September 2019 - 05:21 PM

It's one of the protag units for the new Build Divers season-
http://www.gundam-bd.net/mecha/06.php

-so hopefully that means they'll retool it into a normal WODOM release down the road as well. Pod might be smaller than the original though, so I'm not sure how good the odds really are.

Edited by HomelessOne, 27 September 2019 - 05:24 PM.

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 12:18 AM

Cry more, Po.

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 08:22 AM

So Battle Operation 2 is releasing on US PSN on October 1. Anyone else here interested in giving the game a go?



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Posted 01 October 2019 - 03:20 AM

Finally building Loheng-Rinko.

These kits are so odd to me. I know that Super Fumina caused massive controversy when it debuted and the variants haven't helped. Nor has expanding to other characters, with equally creepy backstories (Gyanko's one is basically incest). But as someone who primarily does mecha stuff they're at least good practice for stuff like flesh and 'fabric'.

The kit itself is basically a VA gag, given Rinko and Murrue share a VA. We got one or two quick nods to that in the show itself but it's just a bit of a stretch to see it referenced in universe.

There are two, arguably three modes to this. The standard one is a kinda KanColle inspired look where Rinko in an EA uniform is wearing the Archangel as armour/weapons. This isn't too bad and you can kinda see the start of improvements seen in the more recent BD kits. Though to display her in fully armed mode you have to shift her to a seating position, complete with a shapely rump skirt piece. This is just kinda weird.

The other form is minus the armour and it suffers, especially on the legs. The kit was clearly designed with the armour form in mind so you end up with stick like legs ending in an obvious balljoint and crude more traditional feet. This form seems aimed at the demographic that just want a cute girl to pose so...they deserve what they get.

It's weird to review this now given since its release Bandai have already improved. Really I think stuff like this hinges on Bandai making the female Build characters better in general and maybe opening the doors to doing this with male characters? Again, I know they're targeting a certain demographic with these but maybe they could save them from just being fanservice bait for otaku?

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 04:31 AM

Finally building Loheng-Rinko.

These kits are so odd to me. I know that Super Fumina caused massive controversy when it debuted and the variants haven't helped. Nor has expanding to other characters, with equally creepy backstories (Gyanko's one is basically incest). But as someone who primarily does mecha stuff they're at least good practice for stuff like flesh and 'fabric'.

The kit itself is basically a VA gag, given Rinko and Murrue share a VA. We got one or two quick nods to that in the show itself but it's just a bit of a stretch to see it referenced in universe.

There are two, arguably three modes to this. The standard one is a kinda KanColle inspired look where Rinko in an EA uniform is wearing the Archangel as armour/weapons. This isn't too bad and you can kinda see the start of improvements seen in the more recent BD kits. Though to display her in fully armed mode you have to shift her to a seating position, complete with a shapely rump skirt piece. This is just kinda weird.

The other form is minus the armour and it suffers, especially on the legs. The kit was clearly designed with the armour form in mind so you end up with stick like legs ending in an obvious balljoint and crude more traditional feet. This form seems aimed at the demographic that just want a cute girl to pose so...they deserve what they get.

It's weird to review this now given since its release Bandai have already improved. Really I think stuff like this hinges on Bandai making the female Build characters better in general and maybe opening the doors to doing this with male characters? Again, I know they're targeting a certain demographic with these but maybe they could save them from just being fanservice bait for otaku?

 

The Loheng-Rinko was basically the last of its class. Later kits in the same themes had an almost completely different design plan. The Build Divers kits along the same side were moved to the Figure-rise scale, as opposed to the larger scale of the designs up through Rinko. A line that does have plenty of dudes. (Especially Goku. They have so much Goku.) 

 

Basically, it feels like those were an experiment that eventually lead to full on buildable anime action figures. So that's interesting.

 

Moving on, anyone else listen to Mobile Suit Breakdown? It's a podcast going through Gundam episode by episode, with a lot of focus on the history around the show. It's pretty good.




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Posted 01 October 2019 - 05:03 AM

Got the Nu Gundam on Friday.... and I ordered the AEUG GM-2 on Sunday.  Debating if I should make some orders for a kitbash idea... despite not making any progress on the backlog due to summer humidity.


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 05:41 AM

Dragon Ball isn't Gundam though and the Gundam kits are still sticking with women and fanservice. Just look at Diver Nami.

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 09:37 PM

Dragon Ball isn't Gundam though and the Gundam kits are still sticking with women and fanservice. Just look at Diver Nami.

 

The reason I brought it up was that Ayame was released in the same line as the Gokus, Figure-Rise Standard. Seems to be the way things are going forward, even if it's not guaranteed.




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Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:01 AM

The slower pace takes some getting used to. Call of Duty this is not. :D

 

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I'm a bit disappointed that so far, nobody's set up low-cost rooms so I can try using units like the GM Cannon. Hard to do that when everyone's fielding the Pixie and the Gouf Custom. :wtf





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