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@  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

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 November 2019 - 06:33 AM)

So that's why I never get invited anywhere.

@  Otaku : (05 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

@Bass X0 Are we talking about the quality of the costumes or their subject matter?  The former is a natural result of cosplay growing less and less niche over the decades.  The latter isn't new; mass produced stuff is at least as old as you or I and are we sure no one dressed as a cowboy or astronaut or whatever in the 1950's?  Monsters weren't allowed at certain parties, strange as it sounds. XP

@  Benbot : (05 November 2019 - 12:23 PM)

is the quick reply broken for anyone else or is it just me?

@  Pinkcolliebot : (05 November 2019 - 11:30 AM)

Announcement! TF Roll Out Short Gotta Go Fast! Storyboard in the works! Green lit Real Soon.


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#3961 Nutjob R/T

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 12:44 PM

And either the BBTS allotment got expanded or someone dropped theirs because now GekiRyuJin shall be MINE
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Posted 11 August 2018 - 04:33 AM

Nendoroid More Love Live World set 1 arrived. These things are packaged like trading figures but bizarrely you HAVE to buy a full box in order to get Yoshiko's hair piece. The box even says it's a thank you for buying the whole set. Meaning if you go after these later with someone selling them individually, you end up with the maid costume but not the alternate hair style that completes it. Really odd way to do it, not a good idea for GSC.

 

But speaking of, buying a set means I also got the alternate costumes for Chika, Kanan, Ruby and Dia. Since I have no plan to buy the Nendoroids of them (only have Yoshiko since she's my fave) does anyone know anyone who might be interested in the other 4? 



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Posted 11 August 2018 - 07:45 AM

the Great Saiyaman appears! 

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:01 AM

For those of us that are FAGirl madmen, The Gourai is getting some Upgrades. And some 'Upgrades'.
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Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:23 PM

Get your wallets ready. SoC Titanus is coming!

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 05:21 PM

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Figma Megumin is on preorder. Since they also announced an Emilia not too long ago I guess someone can build a squad of Rie Takahashi with those two and either version of Mash.

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 04:44 PM

Figma D.Va is coming: https://twitter.com/...199616207306752



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Posted 27 August 2018 - 03:33 PM

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Heyyyy.

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 02:05 PM

and now it's Buu's time to shine.

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 11:23 PM

Interesting latest Nxedge poll. Although it lists the increasingly standard movie Evas, Gundam Sentinel and Dunbine, there's also a mention of Strelizia from FRANXX. Amused because I suggested it in an earlier poll.

They've also done away with "list 3 toys you'd like" in favour of "list as many series as you can think of you'd like to see toys from".

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 07:30 AM

In the absence of luck getting two of these ladies from the actual game's gacha, Desktop Army has me covered. :D Also, preordered the vol. 2 set.

 

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Part of me is hoping that a potential vol. 3 goes for a bit more variety to give us Servants from the remaining classes, rather than focusing on the popular ones. *coughBoudicaplscough*



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Posted 04 September 2018 - 04:45 AM

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Super Minipla Getter Robo Armageddon vol 2.

You might have already noticed that these are all just Getter-1 variations, though I guess the OVA didn't portray much else all that glamorously.

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 12:50 PM

... There are other Getter Robo formations?

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 10:30 AM

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Oh gosh they actually remembered Getter Liger and Getter Poseidon.

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 05:11 PM

So there seems to be two separate toylines for the Gridman anime.

Or at least two companies making their own toys of Gridman.

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 11:29 AM

so Bandai bought Bluefin & will be opening "Bandai Namco Collectibles" to widen the North American market. 

 

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 12:58 PM

The Chogokin reveal might've been Space Battleship Yamato.

More Gridman Super Minipla. This time with Gridman Sigma whose live-action appearance was cancelled but was in that animated short a while back (I think).

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 04:51 AM

Few things arrived.

 

The Giovanni and Mewtwo Nendoroid set is weird because it's rare to see Nendoroid 2 packs (you'd assume Jojo characters with Stands would cry out for this treatment). Giovanni is nice enough but the sweetener for me was the Mewtwo figure. I had the Pokepla Mewtwo for a few years but it was incredibly floppy so I was happy to trade up. There really isn't anything Nendoroidy about it but that's fine by me.

 

Pop Team Epic Nendoroids are nice. These are the re-releases so I don't get the spiked bat but that's ok. Decent amount of accessories and they went with recreating some of the most iconic panels.

 

Nxedge Eva 02....Bandai decided it was more important to advertise 'Buy 01 and recreate the coordinated dance attack poses' than advertise the fact it comes with an AT field. Granted it's just a coloured plastic sheet stood up in a holder but I swear nothing advertised it. There was a photo of 02 using it on product listings for MP Eva but I assumed that meant it came with that. Really weird choice.





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