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@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  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....


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#14121 Kil

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 08:12 AM

...so she'll win the Rumble and challenge Ronda.

 

All getting to that required was a finish where she didn't take the belt from Asuka. There were a ton of options there that didn't involve making The Man tap out. 



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Posted 28 January 2019 - 09:11 AM

I'm fine with it. It takes nothing away from Becky's heat and momentum at this point, and gives Asuka some more credibility back.



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Posted 28 January 2019 - 11:51 AM

Right. Asuka beat everyone for two years and then was basically ignored. She needs to remind people who she is.

No one is ready for Asuka.
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Posted 28 January 2019 - 11:56 AM

beckys win was moment of the night....they telegraghed the hell out of it....and it didnt even matter...it was that good.


This is up there with Daniel Bryan at Wrestlemania 30 and Seth cashing in his mitb as far as perfect moments go imo. It was such a masterful rumble, too. Everything mattered.

I think Becky should buy Rusev and Lana dinner.
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Posted 28 January 2019 - 02:13 PM

Becky losing cleanly via tap-out to Asuka but then just putting herself into the Rumble for no story reason beyond "the crowd likes it" is lame. She needed cause, a grievance, something that warrants the second chance. Maybe Asuka pins her with Becky's foot on the rope the ref doesn't see. Maybe she's locked into a submission hold and refuses to tap and passes out and the ref stops the match, giving Asuka the same clean win but Becky a reason to declare that she didn't really lose because she never gave up. Of course the best scenario would have been for her to have never been in the title match in the first place and just enter and win the Rumble normally, but oh well. 


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Posted 28 January 2019 - 04:38 PM

You guys I think we lost something in all this Rumble and AEW news so I guess it's up to me.

 

Abyss and Sonjay Dutt jumped ship to some pretty sweet backstage roles in the WWE.

 

Ironbite-so yeah...there's that.


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Posted 28 January 2019 - 05:00 PM

post CZW I never cared for Dutt...but good for him.

 

I still remember him fighting Jigsaw and calling him "Halloween" because he couldn't tell him and Hallowicked apart...it worked so well.


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Posted 28 January 2019 - 07:26 PM

Truth and Lana do have legit claims to a shot at the Rumble winners.


Truth maybe, but not Lana. In 8 months or so she’ll be popping out a Bulgarian Baby Brute.
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 12:37 AM

 

Truth and Lana do have legit claims to a shot at the Rumble winners.


Truth maybe, but not Lana. In 8 months or so she’ll be popping out a Bulgarian Baby Brute.

 

You mean this tweet?

 

They adopted a puppy.

 

Meanwhile, both Rumble winners picked Raw championships so Smackdown gets the shaft once again. Good lord.

 

Which show is going to a national broadcast again?


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 12:40 AM

I mean those belts will still have matches and the main event will probably be half Smackdowns biggest star. It's all good
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 05:38 AM

So...Dean Ambrose is apparently done with the WWE after Mania. Sources are reporting he's done negotiating and will leave the company after the event.

Ironbite-gonna miss him when he's gone

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#14132 Internet Jesus

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 05:53 AM

With AEW looming in the distance, they won't let him go. Or do a non-compete for a long time.

 

I HAVE heard that it's possibly a CM Punk kind of frustration, by which I mean he doesn't want to touch the wrestling business anymore.

 

I hope it ain't true. He's carved out a nice niche for himself in WWE. The writers are just goddamn stupid and don't get the kind of character he is and should be.


Edited by Internet Jesus, 29 January 2019 - 05:54 AM.

But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 08:53 AM

Hey, I am happy for every wrestler who gets out of the business before it kills them.


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 10:19 AM

Damn rumors
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 05:26 PM

Loved the women's rumble for the most part, but I do have a few issues.

* The camping out under the ring business has become ridiculous. In a related note, waiting for one's tag partner is even more ridiculous. You should have to enter the ring before the next entrant, or be eliminated.

* The two-feet have to hit the floor cop-out is even MORE ridiculous. IMHO, once you bodily hit the ringside floor, that should be it.

* Eliminated participants shouldn't be able to eliminate an active participant. Allowing the full Riott Squad to wreak havok for as long as they did took me right out of the match. Frankly, in a situation like that, it just makes Ruby Riott look weak.

Yeah, yeah, its Wrestling. Its the WWE. But even so, a little bit of rules consistency would be nice, ay?
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Posted 30 January 2019 - 01:29 AM

Hideo Itami requested and was granted his release from the WWE. I wonder how much money New Japan will throw his way to add him to the rouster? With the loss of Kushida, he’d be a fantastic pick up.
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#14137 Internet Jesus

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 02:17 AM

NJPW is the only fed I'd like to see him in now.

 

It's just too bad we'll never find out who attacked him in the parking lot.


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But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 05:28 AM

By the way, Bryan's Eco-friendly Hemp and wood title belt is the greatest thing ever and I want a replica.


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 05:54 AM

Whoever is doing the social media aspects of the Becky/Rhonda fued needs to be fired. Cause if you're claiming you've beaten 3 out of the 4 WWE Horsewomen you might wanna double check what happened at Survivor Series.

Ironbite-or have the welts faded by now

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 07:22 AM

By the way, Bryan's Eco-friendly Hemp and wood title belt is the greatest thing ever and I want a replica.

I stopped following WWE after they went ahead with Crown Jewel (really hoping AEW hurries up with their tv deal so I can scratch my wrestling itch), but my son showed me that belt and even I kind of want one.
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