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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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#3581 Betty Nor

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 07:48 PM

I didn't have that problem, but I also didn't fiddle with him much.

I just slapped the Reece head on Nuke and put them both on my X-Villains display.

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I think it may be defective.

 



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Posted 18 June 2019 - 08:56 PM

Well if it is its a welcome defect. I mean if its the cyborg arm anyways why not make it removable :D

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 06:35 PM

So looks like the Legends SDCC exclusives are a two pack of MCU Collector and Grandmaster.

The even give Goldblum the Staff and puddle of blue goo :D

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 08:40 PM

Phew.

Easy pass.



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Posted 01 July 2019 - 08:44 PM

I was wondering if the "non-Quantum Suit" Captain America I saw at Walmart was a running change of some sort.  Apparently it's the exclusive version that Walmart is carrying with the Hammer (which I actually didn't see in the package on any of the ones I saw, unless it's hidden behind the shield for "spoilers"). 

Saw about a case worth.  That or they sent some mixed with a case of wave 2 Legends.  War Machine was REALLY tempting.



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Posted 01 July 2019 - 11:53 PM

I was wondering if the "non-Quantum Suit" Captain America I saw at Walmart was a running change of some sort.  Apparently it's the exclusive version that Walmart is carrying with the Hammer (which I actually didn't see in the package on any of the ones I saw, unless it's hidden behind the shield for "spoilers"). 

 

 

I can confirm this.

 

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Sadly the wrist on his right hand is really loose.


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 10:43 AM

I have to say I wasn't impressed.  Not sure if it was because of using preproduction assets, but I am waiting for a SH Figurarts.  I really liked the two tone blue the movie did, and it just looks so plain with just the navy blue.



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Posted 19 July 2019 - 03:03 PM

I need these Spider Verse figures. :love

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 05:31 PM



Marvel Legends revels!

SQUIRREL GIRL! (with three squirrels and a scooter).

Also Shang Chi and Cosmic Ghost Rider with Bike who both also look cool, but SQUIRREL GIRL!

That's been my most wanted Marvel Legends for years now so SOLD. Very excited.


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 07:28 PM


Bunch more being revealed now:

90s Xfactor Havok and Lorna set
90s Scott, Jean and Logan set
Walgreens Exclusive New Mutant Girls
Savage She-Hulk
Age of Apocalypse Nate Grey
AoA Wolverine
AoA Morph.
huge lookin Xfactor Strong Guy.
some others.

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 07:47 PM

Are there pictures of Squirrel Girl?


 
 
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Posted 19 July 2019 - 07:54 PM


https://twitter.com/...1604032522?s=21

-ZacWilliam, that twitter poster has pics of most of the others too.
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Posted 19 July 2019 - 08:03 PM

Pre-ordered the eff out of the 90's X-Men and X-Factor sets. Those are my jam.

Also glad I sold those extra Jim Lee Cyclops figures I had about a month ago for $60 each. They paid for these sets on their own.

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 08:04 PM

AoA wave = best news of the whole panel.



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Posted 19 July 2019 - 08:07 PM

Also glad I sold those extra Jim Lee Cyclops figures I had about a month ago for $60 each. They paid for these sets on their own.

 

God, I wish I could do that. I'm always so fearful when it comes to replacing characters...maybe there'll be something about the new one I don't like, maybe it'll get canceled, maybe I won't have the money when the time comes...that I can't get rid of the old ones until I get the new ones, which defeats the entire purpose.


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 08:19 PM

Nah, these were extra. I still have one for myself. I found them last year and new that they were in demand. So I held on to them for about a year and sold them when I heard a rumour about the 3 pack.

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 08:40 PM

That X-Men 3 pack is gorgeous.  I've been good about not getting into Marvel Legends...but between this, the vintage wave, the 80th packs, online exclusives and the currently available Wendigo and Caliban waves...you could put together a DAMN solid spread of X-Men.  Not sure fans have been able to do such a thing in YEARS, X-Men or otherwise.

 

The Giant Man set has a WONDERFUL packaging design.



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Posted 19 July 2019 - 08:53 PM

Yep I'm all in on a Blue and Gold team now. And AOA MORPH! oh my wallet hates me for starting on the 6 inch figures now.



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Posted 20 July 2019 - 05:00 AM

I may check out the New Mutants one if it has Wolfsbane.

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 06:41 AM

New Mutants is Dani Moonstar with alternate Wolfsbane and Karma heads and hands.

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