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Guild Wars

Up to date as of February 01, 2010
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A gimmick build is derogatory term for a build that uses a particular odd and often overpowered combination of skill and circumstances to achieve its victory condition. The popular gimmick builds tend to be very effective, and are often candidates for skill rebalancing. For example, the EoE Bomb build is a classic gimmick build that required the entire team to kill themselves as fast as possible to activate Edge of Extinction. However, with the change to Edge of Extinction that prevents damage on foes at full health, this build is now entirely obsolete.

Gimmick builds are always counterable, but in most cases the counter for the gimmick requires sacrificing key elements that would be necessary to face more balanced teams.

To a certain extent, whether a build is a gimmick build or not is a matter of opinion. In competitive games, players play to win, and any legal build is a valid strategy.

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Transformers

Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki

Big deal! Probably some Microheadtargetmaster with a Pretender shell!

Wheeljack, "Starting Over!"

Basically, I feel that the TFs died because Hasbro got carried away with inventing dumb gimmicks that often hampered the Transformers' transformation, appearance, etc.

—Alexander Hart, alt.toys.transformers

Targetmasters? LAME! Transformation? MEGA LAME!!

The dictionary gives several definitions of a "gimmick", but in relation to Transformers toys it is usually used to mean "a feature added to a toy to enhance its play value or make it more attractive to buyers". They may also be called "action features". Common gimmicks found on Transformers are:

The light-up sword and articulation are so Playskoolish.

The term "gimmick" has a vaguely pejorative sense, and some Transformers fans profess a dislike for all gimmicks on Transformers. A look at the above list makes this seem strange; a truly gimmick-free Transformer toy would be no more than a static statue. Usually, however, the real if unspoken argument is that articulation and transformation are the preferred features, and others are unwanted because they tend to interfere with these favored two. This is most noticeable with recent lines, where a set uniform feature is given to all a given line's figures (such as Armada's Mini-Cons or Cybertron's Cyber Planet Keys), thus drawing more attention to it than the actual figure.

On the other hand, these fans may believe that attempts to add play value are bound to make Transformers into Playskool baby toys instead of the adult collectibles they should be. How silly that would be.


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Yugioh

Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Yu-Gi-Oh!

Gimmick
ギミック
File:Gimmick-Lab-JP-Manga.png
 English: Gimmick
 Japanese (Kanji): ギミック
 Phonetic: Gimikku
Game: Labyrinth Battle Game
Level: Level 3 ★★★
ATK/DEF: 1800/2000
Card Effect Type(s): Continuous
Card Description(s):
Card Appearance(s):
Other Card Information:
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Manga
Duelist: Present
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ATK 1,800  +
Card Image Gimmick-Lab-JP-Manga.png  +
Class 1 ManEx  +
Class 3 Manga  +
DEF 2,000  +
Effect type Continuous Monster Effects  +
English Name Gimmick  +
Japanese Name ギミック  +
Level 3  +
Lore Can't be attacked by six-star monsters
Medium Labyrinth Battle Game  +, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist Manga  +
Phonetic Name Gimikku  +

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