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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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#21 Darkstream

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 05:41 PM

QUOTE(SoS @ Nov 11 2011, 12:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Darkstream @ Nov 5 2011, 01:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
so he has gladiator face. Awesome.

If anyone see's the new Iceman id like it.

Seen quite a few. I'll pick one up if you still need him.

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i do. I missed him by had to be hours today. Got Shield Steve rogers though.

Wasnt someone looking for the variant Ms. Marvel? My target got in like three of them for some reason.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 06:24 PM

QUOTE(Darkstream @ Nov 11 2011, 05:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(SoS @ Nov 11 2011, 12:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Darkstream @ Nov 5 2011, 01:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
so he has gladiator face. Awesome.

If anyone see's the new Iceman id like it.

Seen quite a few. I'll pick one up if you still need him.

--SoS

i do. I missed him by had to be hours today. Got Shield Steve rogers though.

Wasnt someone looking for the variant Ms. Marvel? My target got in like three of them for some reason.

I'm still looking for Ms. Marvel variant.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 07:48 PM

As am I. More specifically, I'm looking for the running change one that had her as Moonstone posing as Ms. Marvel.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 11:42 PM

yeah no i am seeing the shorthaired variant.

I see the long haired i might snag it as well.

Magnus if you want the short haired let me know and ill try to snag another,

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 06:26 AM


Question...

I only follow the Marvel Universe figures casually. Until last week I never knew there was a Quicksilver/Wonderman two pack. Certainly never saw it on the shelf and I do look through them in the stores all the time.

Was that set really hard to find? I mean I still see the original Secret Wars theme sets at a number of stores, mixed with a lot of boring (to me) Xmen and stuff, but I would have jumped on that set...


-ZacWilliam, just really liked the 90s Wonderman comic and PADs Quicksilver...

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 09:23 AM

QUOTE(Ursa Magnus @ Nov 11 2011, 06:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As am I. More specifically, I'm looking for the running change one that had her as Moonstone posing as Ms. Marvel.


Did I know you were looking for that? I know I have seen her, just not sure from where. I won't be able to check where I think she was for a couple of weeks, but I will let you know what I find. icon-ironhide.gif

I have not seen the Quicksilver/Wonderman pack yet either. icon-screamer.gif

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 09:45 AM

Onyx: I'm not sure if I had mentioned her before or not. icon-wildride.gif

Zac: The Wonder Man /Quicksilver set is just now starting to hit e-tailers. As far as I know, it's not even remotely anywhere physical yet.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 12:52 PM

QUOTE(Ursa Magnus @ Nov 12 2011, 09:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
: The Wonder Man /Quicksilver set is just now starting to hit e-tailers. As far as I know, it's not even remotely anywhere physical yet.


Oh good. The few online stores I saw it listed on had the release date as Sept. And were usually sold out so I assumed I'd missed it.


-ZacWilliam, still needs to track down Vision. And if I get Wonderman I'll need a Beast. And Black Knight is a must. Heh, I have a feeling the money I save on Prime will be going elsewhere...
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:37 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Nov 12 2011, 12:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And if I get Wonderman I'll need a Beast. And Black Knight is a must.



Well, yeah. You've got to have the pairing of Simon and Hank. And even though the upcoming Hank looks nice, I detest the "Cat Beast" look he has now. I'll still get him, but I need to track down one of those of Marvel Superhero Showdown Beasts.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 07:39 AM


Found the Guardians of the Galaxy set for the first time in stores yest. At TRU. Very cool.

-ZacWilliam, I think that makes Wondy and Pietro my main goal now...
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 10:02 PM

ExVee I checked two Targets and they did not have any Darkhawks. I'll check TRU this weekend and let you know if I find one.

Onyx, can I be added to the list as well? I'm also looking for Moonstone "Ms. Marvel".


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Posted 16 November 2011 - 11:11 PM

QUOTE(SoS @ Nov 16 2011, 09:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ExVee I checked two Targets and they did not have any Darkhawks. I'll check TRU this weekend and let you know if I find one.

Onyx, can I be added to the list as well? I'm also looking for Moonstone "Ms. Marvel".


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Sure. Maybe I will luck out and find more than one. icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:28 AM

QUOTE(SoS @ Nov 16 2011, 09:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ExVee I checked two Targets and they did not have any Darkhawks. I'll check TRU this weekend and let you know if I find one.

Onyx, can I be added to the list as well? I'm also looking for Moonstone "Ms. Marvel".


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Thanks for checking. I'm working on one from Ebay for pretty close to retail, so if that goes my way it won't be an issue anymore. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 05:18 PM

Darkstream, are you still in need of an Iceman? I found a couple at a local Wal-Mart today (along with 2 Iron Men, 2 flesh Creels, and a Magneto).

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:27 PM

QUOTE(Ursa Magnus @ Nov 17 2011, 05:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Darkstream, are you still in need of an Iceman? I found a couple at a local Wal-Mart today (along with 2 Iron Men, 2 flesh Creels, and a Magneto).

yes i do...yes i do!

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:42 PM

PM me your addy again then. I grabbed him just in case, so he's here ready to go.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 08:29 PM

awesome! watch i get him from you and i run into 30 of them.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:12 PM

Someone should have told me that Scarlet Spider SUCKED!

His arms are permanently stuck pointed outward and on mine at least, the plastic feels horrendous.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 06:48 AM

No Moonstones, guys. Sorry. icon-screamer.gif


On the bright side, I found the Future Foundation set. Almost bought the GotG set, but I am already over the budget for the month.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 08:21 AM

It's only the reg. short hair ver. that's shipping out in the Wave 4 Rev. 2 cases. Not the Moonstone variant.


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