History Headscratchers / SmallSoldiers

1st Aug '16 1:31:49 AM Kahran042
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* What is the actual reason for the Commando Elite to be fighting the Gorgonites? Other then FantasticRacism, we're never given a motivation. Considering the Gorgonites are programmed to be meek and only searching for their homeland of Gorgon, what exactly caused this "war" to happen, lore wise? Did the Gorgonite Ship crash and kill all of the Commando's families?

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* What is the actual reason for the Commando Elite to be fighting the Gorgonites? Other then FantasticRacism, we're never given a motivation. Considering the Gorgonites are programmed to be meek and only searching for their homeland of Gorgon, what exactly caused this "war" to happen, lore wise? Did the Gorgonite Ship crash and kill all of the Commando's families?families?
* Why does Kristy keep and collect Gwendy dolls if she always hated them?
* If the Gorgonites were intended to be non-violent and educational, why do some of them have violent names like Punch-It and Slamfist?
8th Jul '16 8:13:27 AM DingoWalley1
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** Same for the Gorgonites themselves. We are to assume that they reach Gorgon, so do they just "live" in the forest forever? I know that this involves thinking far more about this movie than anyone should but it's just a weird little quirk bugging this troper.

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** Same for the Gorgonites themselves. We are to assume that they reach Gorgon, so do they just "live" in the forest forever? I know that this involves thinking far more about this movie than anyone should but it's just a weird little quirk bugging this troper.troper.
* What is the actual reason for the Commando Elite to be fighting the Gorgonites? Other then FantasticRacism, we're never given a motivation. Considering the Gorgonites are programmed to be meek and only searching for their homeland of Gorgon, what exactly caused this "war" to happen, lore wise? Did the Gorgonite Ship crash and kill all of the Commando's families?
4th Jun '16 9:13:04 PM Totin0sthepizzaB0y
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** Same for the Gorgonites themselves. We are to assume that they reach Gorgon, so do they just "live" in the forest forever? I know that this involves thinking far more about thus movie than anyone should but it's just a weird little quirk bugging this troper.

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** Same for the Gorgonites themselves. We are to assume that they reach Gorgon, so do they just "live" in the forest forever? I know that this involves thinking far more about thus this movie than anyone should but it's just a weird little quirk bugging this troper.
4th Jun '16 9:12:00 PM Totin0sthepizzaB0y
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* So let's say that the Commando Elite actually succeeded in destroying the Gorgonites. What would happen next? Since that's what their programmed to do, would they simply shut down or would they remain sentient and start looking for other Gorgonite toys to fight?

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* So let's say that the Commando Elite actually succeeded in destroying the Gorgonites. What would happen next? Since that's what their they're programmed to do, would they simply shut down or would they remain sentient and start looking for other Gorgonite toys to fight?
4th Jun '16 9:08:29 PM Totin0sthepizzaB0y
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** It probably wasn't extensive testing. They probably did little more than test the voice activation and articulation before turning them off and pushing production. Most of the issues were from long term activation. It's kind of like testing a device for functionality but not thinking to test for continuous or repetitive use.

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** It probably wasn't extensive testing. They probably did little more than test the voice activation and articulation before turning them off and pushing production. Most of the issues were from long term activation. It's kind of like testing a device for functionality but not thinking to test for continuous or repetitive use.use.
* So let's say that the Commando Elite actually succeeded in destroying the Gorgonites. What would happen next? Since that's what their programmed to do, would they simply shut down or would they remain sentient and start looking for other Gorgonite toys to fight?
**Same for the Gorgonites themselves. We are to assume that they reach Gorgon, so do they just "live" in the forest forever? I know that this involves thinking far more about thus movie than anyone should but it's just a weird little quirk bugging this troper.
23rd Feb '15 9:42:47 PM FuzzyWulfe
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** It probably wasn't extensive testing. They probably did little more than test the voice activation and articulation before turning them off and pushing production. Most of the issues were from long term activation. It's kind of like testing a device for functionality but not thinking to test for continuous or repetitive use.
10th Nov '14 2:24:59 PM starman117
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* How did nobody manage to realise during the development of the toys that they were dangerous? Yes I know the CEO forced them to rush it so they said there wouldn't be time for testing, but they must have done some testing just to make sure they worked.
4th Nov '14 2:51:09 PM Sartharina
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** The damage sustained by Brick and Freakenstein left their circuits 'open', and essentially harmless outside of the damaged systems. The mangling Nick got probably shorted out his circuitry instead, permanently ruining him.
26th Aug '14 9:43:12 AM rali
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** Kinda FridgeBrilliance. The Gorgonites are a more primitive race, without as much medical skill, while the Commandos are military trained, and Bazooka was really just disassembled They put him back together, with tape to make sure he stayed together, much like a cast. Nick Nitro, on the other hand, was SHREDDED. His legs were destroyed, not just taken off. Think chainsaw vs car for damage. Of course, It's been years since I saw the film, so I might be wrong. But it was my favourite movie way back, and I watched it a LOT.
** They didn't want to turn him into what they viewed as a "hideous beast".
** If you believe what Chip Hazard said, The garbage disposal didn't just slice Nick's legs of but also cut through the Lithium Cell causing the battery acid to leak out. Sort of a toy's equivalent to bleeding to death.



** The other Chip Hazards were probably left deactivated by the main baddie -- no point in confusing the chain of command. The Gorgonites? Fragged 'em all.



*** Looked like mostly just stuff from the hardware section.
** Forced rarity like that actually happens. Often because of low expected demand, it can be very likely that their might have only been a single Chip in the bunch. This happens a lot with team toylines like the ''Power Rangers:'' a shipment can contain a few dozen of the Red and Blue Rangers, and maybe a single Pink or Yellow, with almost no villains to speak of. The lack of Chip was something of the inverse of real life, but in the context of a single shipment, it does happen.
3rd Aug '14 3:53:34 AM eviltwin531
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*** Looked like mostly just stuff from the hardware section.

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*** Looked like mostly just stuff from the hardware section.section.
** Forced rarity like that actually happens. Often because of low expected demand, it can be very likely that their might have only been a single Chip in the bunch. This happens a lot with team toylines like the ''Power Rangers:'' a shipment can contain a few dozen of the Red and Blue Rangers, and maybe a single Pink or Yellow, with almost no villains to speak of. The lack of Chip was something of the inverse of real life, but in the context of a single shipment, it does happen.
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