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@  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

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (06 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I recently attended a talk on Samhain and its associated mythology by a professor from Limerick.

@  Otaku : (06 November 2019 - 11:49 AM)

Trunk or Treats have become more popular because it is supposed to be safer, and even if it isn't, it just tends to be easier for the Trick-or-Treaters.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 November 2019 - 11:00 AM)

That's okay: between ever more extreme weather, ever more violent society, and general paranoia of parents: halloweens not doing to well out here either.

@  Anonymous X : (06 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

We used to have Bonfire Night here in the UK as our thing instead of Halloween... It's withered away for the most part. Halloween used to be the strange American tradition you knew of from ET or various cartoons


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#1161 Ursa Magnus

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 12:24 AM

I agree. I would have liked him in the Marvel NOW! (aka MC2 Mainframe) colors. I would have also liked this Cap to be the latest version as well, but I can totally understand them just wanting to slide these in as buffer for the other figures.

 

Regardless, that Hyperion, Grim Reaper, and Wasp look friggin' spectacular. Hulk... meh. I wish Hype was sporting his current costume, but the classic is the classic for a reason. :love

 

I need to pre-order these guys, like, yesterday!!!



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 01:29 AM

Are they really sure those aren't Legends?

 

Cause I really want a 6-inch Marvel Now Hulk.

 

EDIT: Upscaled MU, maybe in the vein of the 2014 upscaled Transformers?


Edited by Internet Jesus, 01 January 2014 - 01:34 AM.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 07:16 AM

I already suggest that but was cruelly mocked for my ignorance :sobs:

 

:D

 

That Hulk does look really great though. Easily the best sculpt there.


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 10:06 AM

These are ok and all, but I just desperately want the Death's Head listed in the next wave to be real and happening...


-ZacWilliam and normally I'm a Marvel U 4inch only fan but I'll take DH any size they make him.

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 01 January 2014 - 10:06 AM.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 10:08 AM

These are ok and all, but I just desperately want the Death's Head listed in the next wave to be real and happening...


-ZacWilliam and normally I'm a Marvel U 4inch only fan but I'll take DH any size they make him.

 

And you'll probably find a story where that size is accurate anyway!



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 12:57 PM

So uh, any update on the Jubilee Legends wave? Is that still coming out?

Really want that Agent Venom.




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Posted 01 January 2014 - 01:29 PM

Are they really sure those aren't Legends?
 
Cause I really want a 6-inch Marvel Now Hulk.
 
EDIT: Upscaled MU, maybe in the vein of the 2014 upscaled Transformers?

 
I heard they actually did that with the Iron Monger BAF, so maybe that's not too farfetched. Although upscaling the smaller Bleeding Edge Iron Man instead of re-releasing the 6-inch one sounds odd.
 

So uh, any update on the Jubilee Legends wave? Is that still coming out?
Really want that Agent Venom.


Maybe if we're lucky, some of it might get moved into the movie lines.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 03:10 PM

 

Are they really sure those aren't Legends?
 
Cause I really want a 6-inch Marvel Now Hulk.
 
EDIT: Upscaled MU, maybe in the vein of the 2014 upscaled Transformers?

 
I heard they actually did that with the Iron Monger BAF, so maybe that's not too farfetched. Although upscaling the smaller Bleeding Edge Iron Man instead of re-releasing the 6-inch one sounds odd.

 

 

Not to mention the Hyperion ML figure that they released earlier in 2013.  The one pictured is a completely different figure, so they would have to have up-scaled MU figures for 2 completely recent and already existing ML characters.  I don't think it is impossible that that is what is going on here, just unlikely, considering those figures and the pricing differences for each scale that exists when looking at Diamond prices. 



#1169 Ursa Magnus

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 08:52 PM

I'm confident these are the new 3.75" figures. The bodies for Reaper and Wasp especially are 3.75" bucks.

 

Also...

 

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 08:58 PM

I'm confident these are the new 3.75" figures. The bodies for Reaper and Wasp especially are 3.75" bucks.

 

Also...

 

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What is that? I rarely come in this thread... though I should.

What's the rest of it look like?


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 09:27 PM

http://www.bigbadtoy...017&mode=retail

 

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Wolverine: ''JUST GIVE ME MORE CLAWS, DAMNIT.''

 

Intern: ''There's no space for them, Mr Wolverine.''

 

Wolverine: ''Then you FIND space, idiot. I'm not leaving here until I have MORE CLAWWWWSSSSSS.''


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 11:16 PM

What's the rest of it look like?

What is that? I rarely come in this thread... though I should.

 

 

It's the Marvel NOW! Captain America from the Cap Legends wave 1. I was going to take some pictures of it for you, but honestly these guys do it much better than I could.



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 11:45 PM

I really either need to get a better camera or figure out the proper settings on my iPhone...

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With a few possible exceptions (Loki, Sasquatch), this is the sum total of all 6" ML-style figures I own. I used to have a LOT more, but I sold them all off.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 04:24 AM

That is one sweet Cap! I'll be getting him and hoping beyond hope that Zero Jr inspired someone to give us Citizen V.

Edited by Cheetimus Primal, 02 January 2014 - 04:24 AM.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 04:29 AM

http://www.bigbadtoy...017&mode=retail

 

Wolverine: ''JUST GIVE ME MORE CLAWS, DAMNIT.''

 

Intern: ''There's no space for them, Mr Wolverine.''

 

Wolverine: ''Then you FIND space, idiot. I'm not leaving here until I have MORE CLAWWWWSSSSSS.''

 

Okay that is glorious.



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 02:27 PM

http://www.bigbadtoy...017&mode=retail
 
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It's...it's as if Rob Liefield challenged Wolverine to a bet. Not sure if Logan actually "won" though. This is firmly in So Bad It's Good territory.
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:43 PM

Claw Claw Wolverine.

 

Clawfinity

 

Clawception

 

Slash slasher wolverine?


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:49 PM

Slash slasher wolverine?

 

Does he murder slashfic writers?



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:26 AM

Yo, dawg, I heard you like claws...

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:10 AM

 

Slash slasher wolverine?

 

Does he murder slashfic writers?

 

 

It's a noble cause.

 

Edit:  Man, Thor 2 got an incredibly feeble toy line.  One wave, and sort of hard to find.


Edited by Nanite, 03 January 2014 - 11:36 AM.

On them twitters



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