Created By: silversymbiote on December 8, 2011 Last Edited By: silversymbiote on June 22, 2012

Toon Tech

Cartoony Gears, gizoms and gadgets galore

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Most common in video games. This is when you take steampunk, and you bleach it out with cartooney-ness. Also most of the machines are bright sliver and shiney rather then bronzish. Expect a heavy emphasis on gears, springs, nuts, and bolts(which can usually be swapped out for the same purporse. cause in this kind of world, it all just counts as scrap metal)

  • Rachet and Clank is basically made of this
  • the level huricos in Spyro 2 riptos rage is a more mild example
  • The movie Robots
  • The Tech Element characters in Skylanders Spyros adventure
Community Feedback Replies: 18
  • December 10, 2011
    randomsurfer
    Please Elaborate. All your examples are basically X Just X.
  • December 11, 2011
    silversymbiote
    Isnt that kinda what the description is for?
  • December 11, 2011
    Ryusui
    Of course not. If you can't be bothered to flesh out your trope entries, then you're not cut out to bring a new trope to life. Explain or begone with you.
  • December 12, 2011
    silversymbiote
    But this trope is something visual, why do i have to explain when you can just look at said examples and just say "yep, everything that is in the description, they have" ?
  • December 12, 2011
    Oreochan
    Even if it's a visual trope, you still have to explain why it's an example of the trope to prevent from being X Just X.
  • December 12, 2011
    randomsurfer
    What if I'm not familiar with the work in question? Which I'm not, for any of the ones you mentioned already. I could just say "Johnny Bago had this" and you can't argue the point because you've never seen it, so how do you know I'm not right?

    Show Dont Tell. Describing what they have is the "show," while just saying "X has this" is a "tell."
  • December 17, 2011
    silversymbiote
    You know you could always just look up pics or vids of the stuff. Is it really that hard, i mean half the time you see an example that is X just X, it has a link to a vid or pic, but i didnt provide them cause i assume you have fingers that work
  • December 17, 2011
    captainpat
    Dude, at tvtropes we actively discourage x just x. You need to provide context for your example, there's no getting around that.
  • December 17, 2011
    silversymbiote
    Its hard to explain what im trying to say, i mean.....Its like a yes or no question, "Why does this qualify" "because it has everything in the description" otherwise it wouldn't be up there. Whats allready been said in the description is the only context any of these examples could possibly have. Im not going to copy and paste everything in the description and put it at the end of each example. That is obviously extremely redundant. And i know that sounds exaggerated but i honestly dont know what the hell else you want me to do
  • December 23, 2011
    Noaqiyeum
    This is much older than Steam Punk and has basically nothing to do with it beyond 'they both have gears sometimes'.
  • December 24, 2011
    silversymbiote
    @Noaqiyeum You know your pretty much right on that, ill change that, but FINALLY someone whose starting to get what this trope means
  • December 25, 2011
    hevendor717
    TV Tropes has a style of writing and explanation. It's not a status update or a 1st grade homework assignment. You have to adhere to it, or at least try.
  • December 25, 2011
    hevendor717
    A good entry says something like "This happens/appears in (fictional work), when/in (events or stuff), with/in that (some slightly interesting or clarifying detail of case of trope).
  • December 25, 2011
    hevendor717
    Dr Seuss's children's books (and the cartoons based on them) are filled with a signature style of zany gadgets and vehicles. Expect oversized pipes and tracts, numerous hands and horns, and wacky, novel functions.
  • December 27, 2011
    silversymbiote
    @henvendor717 The example you just showed gives a glimpse of what im talking about, Swap out "Dr Seuss's children's books" for whatever other example your going to use, and keep the rest the same, about 8 times outta ten, it will still work, so why repeat it for every one?
  • December 27, 2011
    MorganWick
    If it's so visual that you cannot possibly elaborate in the description or examples, well, you have no business proposing new YKTT Ws, but if you do propose such things an image is vital. On the other hand, I bet once you post one, better descriptions for both the description and examples will be blindingly obvious to some of the veterans.
  • June 22, 2012
    Noah1
  • June 22, 2012
    Lumpenprole
    Most elaborate cartoon mechanisms usually include a steam valve, make a rhythmatic noise or set of noises, and pulse or oscillate in a manner suggestive that they're continually on the brink of exploding.

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