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Hermes

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« on: 01-23-2001 21:06 »

I have just received the first series of the Futurma die-cast figures.  Contained within the box (unopened) is something called a Futurama clicker.  Does anyone else have an idea what these clickers are?
Bovinatron

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« Reply #1 on: 01-24-2001 00:15 »

i got that too.  on ebay, i saw someone selling a set of 3 different futurama clickers.
bart182

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« Reply #2 on: 01-24-2001 00:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Hermes:
I have just received the first series of the Futurma die-cast figures.  Contained within the box (unopened) is something called a Futurama clicker.  Does anyone else have an idea what these clickers are?

Yeah, there clickers  smile

You click them! Mmmm fun!

Here is a picture of all three... http://members.tripod.com/slurmman/allclickers.jpg



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Kif

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« Reply #3 on: 01-26-2001 13:53 »

Nice pictures. Gibbs on the Nibbler one!
Bovinatron

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« Reply #4 on: 01-27-2001 06:40 »

how do you get them
?
Kryten

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« Reply #5 on: 01-28-2001 03:20 »

One clicker comes with every batch of the die-cast figures (which I didn't get... no Amy  frown ). There are three different clickers.

Adam

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« Reply #6 on: 01-28-2001 15:38 »

What... exactly... is a clicker?
bart182

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« Reply #7 on: 01-28-2001 19:15 »

It's a clicker... You click it!
futurefreak

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« Reply #8 on: 01-28-2001 23:36 »

yup...good ole clicky...you've been there for me so many times...what would i ever do w/o you...  tongue

Bovinatron

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« Reply #9 on: 01-29-2001 02:27 »

 
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late at night
                                when you're sleeping
                                that's when the wanker
                                comes a-peeping

                                you better watch out
                                you better beware
                                or the wanker will see
                                your underwear.

did you learn that at school?
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« Reply #10 on: 01-29-2001 23:25 »

 
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Originally posted by Bovinatron:
did you learn that at school?

yup...people were singing that song while they were jump-roping...  tongue

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Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #11 on: 03-08-2002 18:15 »

 
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Originally posted by bart182:
It's a clicker... You click it!

I couldn't have put it better myself. I have 3 Futurama clickers which came from my die cast figure sets.

One of them has the Planet Express logo and says "Delivery's just a click away!".

One has a picture of Benders head and says "Bite my shiney metal ass" and "I'm talkin' to you!"

And finaly the other has a picture of Kif on it and says "Lieutenant Kif Kroker" and "Click for Kif!"

Does anyone else have some, if so what's on them?
cellery

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« Reply #12 on: 03-08-2002 18:27 »

I bought two packages, and got one clicker with Nibbler's head on it and another with a pic of Kif on it. They're okay, but the 8 tin figures look great on my shelf.   smile
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« Reply #13 on: 03-08-2002 18:30 »

 
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Originally posted by cellery:
I bought two packages, and got one clicker with Nibbler's head on it and another with a pic of Kif on it. They're okay, but the 8 tin figures look great on my shelf.

Yeh, the die cast figures look so great, I hope they release a 3rd set this year. By the way, what does the Nibbler clicker say?

ps, that new siggy of yours is superb! probably your best yet, URL looks so comanding smile
cellery

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« Reply #14 on: 03-08-2002 18:33 »

Thanks for the siggy compliment, Nibbler's clicker has the Futurama logo and "Now with 99% more dark matter!" at the bottom.
Sarge

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« Reply #15 on: 03-08-2002 19:45 »

Clickers, meh. I want a Bender M80. I mean, if noise is what you want, go all out.
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« Reply #16 on: 03-08-2002 19:56 »

I don't get it, what do those clickers actually do?
Sarge

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« Reply #17 on: 03-08-2002 22:27 »

They.....click.
Like bending an aluminum can in & out to create a popping sound. Thrilling, eh?
Torquemada

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« Reply #18 on: 03-08-2002 22:32 »

Let me get this straight.
Clickers are things that go click when you press a bit of them?
Is that it? What is the point?   confused
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #19 on: 03-08-2002 22:38 »

Ow, Ow...Ow, Ow, Ow..ME First!!!!
Just Chris

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« Reply #20 on: 03-08-2002 23:21 »

They're for replacing pens in a clicking race, I guess. Do you prod or poke them to make the clicking sound? Is it made of that plastic that reverts to its original shape, um, Rubbermaid?  smile
rach_the_tall

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« Reply #21 on: 03-09-2002 04:06 »
« Last Edit on: 03-09-2002 04:06 »

They're usually made of tin, and you press down the center. It makes a clicking noise, astonishingly.(gasp) They're like the freshness seals that you can click on the lids of jam (jelly) jars and stuff.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #22 on: 03-09-2002 04:43 »

For those who can't grasp the concept of a clicker, it's a dome shaped piece of metal that is hollow, on the back there is a another peice of metal which is attached to the side and is roughly half the width of the clicker. Because it is attached to the bottom of the dome underneath it overhangs the underneath of the dome, all you do is push it inwards into the hollow dome shape and it makes a clicking sound. Amazing, truly amazing...
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« Reply #23 on: 03-09-2002 11:46 »
« Last Edit on: 03-09-2002 11:46 »

[Bender]But why?[/Bender]

Is there any real point to them other than something to fiddle around with whe you're bored?
Bendo

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« Reply #24 on: 03-09-2002 12:09 »

What are the clickers for? For irritating your friends and family of course!   smile

What I understand clickers can be used for (clickers were around before RocketUSA made their Futurama ones) is in training animals to do tricks. First you train them with treats then slowly replace the treats with the clicking sound. Eventually they will associate the clicking sound with positive reinforcement and will respond to it. Saw it on Animal Planet once.

If that doesn't float your boat remember the motion clickers are coming out and besides just making a clicking sound they will move as well. At least it will give you something to do while clicking away.   wink

I kind of like the clickers. The graphics are pretty good especially the series 2 and 3 sets. It is a nostalgia thing mostly with them being made of tin and just being a really simple toy. Much like the walking tin toys - just plain simple. They are much different than anything being produced today.
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« Reply #25 on: 03-09-2002 13:25 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Is there any real point to them other than something to fiddle around with whe you're bored?

You can use them to train cats to do tricks. I'm not kidding, that's how they train cats in movies. They start by clicking the clicker every time they give the cat a treat. After a while the cat learns to associate the sound of the clicker with a reward, and then when they are training them certain behaviors they click the clicker whenever the cat has done the behavior correctly, which lets the cat know that it has done well and will now be rewarded with a treat. So the Futurama clickers are just well decorated cat trainers.



The last time i tried to kill myself was about an hour ago. I jumped off this really tall building. But i ended up doing a triple backflip and landing on my feet. No one saw it of course, except for two little kittens and one kitten turned to the other and said "See? That's how you do that."
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« Reply #26 on: 03-09-2002 13:31 »

They did the clickers because Rocket USA has a fixation with making all the Futurama toys "retro" in style.  They're actually reallly neat, I have a few of them myself.
cellery

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« Reply #27 on: 03-09-2002 13:35 »

Nice new avatar, BF. Did you make it yourself?
rach_the_tall

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« Reply #28 on: 03-09-2002 19:58 »

Cool. Now I know what clickers are used for.
Just Chris

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« Reply #29 on: 03-10-2002 00:09 »

I like the retro touch done in the toys and their packaging.
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #30 on: 03-10-2002 00:16 »

 
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Originally posted by cellery:
Nice new avatar, BF. Did you make it yourself?


I wish.  smile  My friend made it for me.  It's a Matt Groening style drawing of myself inspired by a simpsonized drawing of me that he person did for me earlier that I use on the Simpson's Merch. board that I moderate.  I just thought having my own head in a jar would be cool. 

Now I know it's a living hell though.  tongue
Teral

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« Reply #31 on: 03-10-2002 12:26 »

Clickers. Has anyone watched the movie "The Longest Day" about the Normandy Invasion on D-day. In that movie the 82nd Airborne used clickers to identify themselves to eachother. 1 click was answered with 2 clicks, and then you knew the person on the other side was a friendly.

So clickers are actually state-of-the-art military technology released for commercial use. Case closed.  laff
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