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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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Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:15 PM

I wonder what the belt gimmick is? It reminds me a lot of the Birth Driver.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:18 PM

Honestly, I am totally digging that helmet design.
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:34 PM

And from the looks of it this is the next Fourze Change: "Magnet State."


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Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:41 PM

With a Segway Switch. Stay tuned for further tasteless jokes on the next Superhero Time! icon-fire.gif

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:13 PM

More images:

Another shot of Meteor-



And 3 more Foodroids:






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Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:31 PM

I guess "Machine Meteor Shooter" is a bit more straightforward of a name than Masshigler. At least to us silly gaijin. Cool looking bike, anyway!

What IS that white Foodroid, though?

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:34 PM

I can see Yuki freaking out over that bike.

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Also, there are only EIGHT Astro Switches left after those Foodroids? Damn, man.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:35 PM

I am extremely happy I started buying Fourze stuff... This is quite possibly, the most hilariously awesome line of toys ever.

Highlights being...

-Planetarium Disco Strobe Light Belt
-Robot Chicken Nugget Snake (Maybe? If not, I'm still calling it that.)
-Ultraman Tiga-lookin' Fourze States

Also, I just noticed the segway foot module on the Magnet States figure.

Edited by Watty577, 04 November 2011 - 10:40 PM.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:36 PM

QUOTE(ExVee @ Nov 4 2011, 09:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wonder what the belt gimmick is? It reminds me a lot of the Birth Driver.


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Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:39 PM

Heh, yes. The similarity there wasn't lost on me either.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 11:01 PM

New stuff!

MagPhone. I kind of figured this would happen. When everyone was "hacking" their Fourze Drivers I kept hearing Switches that wouldn't call out their name. I'm assuming that they are ones that have toys attached to them.


Double Rocket States Stuff. Looks interesting, I kind of want to get FMCS figures now... But I REALLY want that Switch.


And finally Meteor's... Thing? What the heck is this thing anyways?

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 11:21 PM

Huh. A FMCS Rocket States. I wasn't actually expecting that in that form - guess we'll probably see it in the series.

That Switch number, though... is that S1, or 51?
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 11:24 PM

QUOTE(Mugen no Ken @ Nov 4 2011, 11:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Huh. A FMCS Rocket States. I wasn't actually expecting that in that form - guess we'll probably see it in the series.

That Switch number, though... is that S1, or 51?


It's S-1. Apparently short for "Super-1"... Take from that what you will.
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 11:45 PM

...IXA Knuckle?

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 11:49 PM

On a second look, I think I can see it strapped to his wrist on the FMCS figure to the right. I guess that would rule out "weapon" unless one of those sliders can summon a giant orbital death cannon.

...Wouldn't be against that.
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 11:52 PM

I'm just surprised that Rocket State isn't looking like the form they're saving for the summer movie, despite having all the telltale signs.
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 11:54 PM

I think Rocket States is slated to debut in Movie Wars, actually?

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 11:56 PM

Based on the little Megamax preview scans with Super TaToBa we got a bit ago, I think that's right.
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 12:03 AM

I think a summer movie exclusive State at this point would have a bit more thought put into it than this.

Rocket States is just a recolored Base States using the same weapon on both arms. It's just a quick and easy recolor so that Fourze isn't overpowered by Super TaToBa (and maybe Cyclone Joker Xtreme?)

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 12:05 AM

I like to think of it being along the lines of TaMaShii. Mostly just a recolor with new shoulders. They already have Nadeshiko as an entirely new Fourze Rider, I guess they didn't feel the need to give Fourze a full on new suit.
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