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@  Nevermore : (12 June 2021 - 03:43 AM)

8ass X÷ has hijacked this conversation.

@  Bass X0 : (12 June 2021 - 03:37 AM)

Its Bass X0. I named myself after my three favourite Mega Man characters - Bass, X and Zero. I did consider going with Vile Bass X0, but that would have been going too far.

@  repowers : (11 June 2021 - 11:29 PM)

Bass XO has been trying to reach you about your car's extended warranty.

@  Echowarrior : (11 June 2021 - 09:25 PM)

Do not taunt Bass XO.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 June 2021 - 09:02 PM)

Please consult a technician before using Bass XO. Do not operate Bass XO while consuming alcohol.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 June 2021 - 04:48 PM)

Nine out of ten doctors recommend Bass XO. The last doctor is on my list.

@  Dekafox : (11 June 2021 - 01:51 PM)

Bass XO is available at these fine retailers.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 June 2021 - 02:01 AM)

Bass XO is not to be confused with Bay Sexo.

@  Fenix Twilight : (10 June 2021 - 08:38 PM)

It's good to be back, after that outage I think I'll try to post more.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 June 2021 - 12:16 PM)

I think Hasbro Pulse is broken. Dang Star Wars nerds!

@  tigerhawk : (10 June 2021 - 04:46 AM)

When I googled 'space bridge' I was disappointed. Maybe in a hundred years.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 June 2021 - 04:05 PM)

Bass XO is backward compatible with the Sega Master System.

@  Donocropolis : (09 June 2021 - 05:37 AM)

Bass XO has 9" long, dagger-like teeth and a 12,000 lb. bite force

@  repowers : (08 June 2021 - 07:26 PM)

Bass XO doesn't feel pain. He can't be reasoned with!

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 June 2021 - 02:57 PM)

Bass XO has no known weaknesses.

@  Nevermore : (08 June 2021 - 06:15 AM)

Base XO is definitely unstoppable.

@  Donocropolis : (07 June 2021 - 04:30 PM)

What about magnets? No one knows how they work or what they can do.

@  Bass X0 : (07 June 2021 - 02:22 PM)

Yes Cybershark, and now no force in the universe can stop us.

@  Cybersnark : (07 June 2021 - 10:03 AM)

Aaaan we're back!

@  Telly : (06 June 2021 - 09:07 PM)

its alive! AAAALIIIIIIVEEEEEE! *maniacal laugh*

@  repowers : (06 June 2021 - 02:18 PM)

WHAT!!! ALLSPARK!!! you IN LIVE!!!!!!

@  Donocropolis : (06 June 2021 - 01:53 PM)

Indeed. I was missing it.

@  Shockwave 75 : (06 June 2021 - 11:35 AM)

So glad the boards are back!

@  Echowarrior : (06 June 2021 - 07:45 AM)

It's alive! Alive!

@  wonko the sane? : (05 June 2021 - 08:32 PM)

Aw man, I missed this place...

@  Sabrblade : (05 June 2021 - 08:31 PM)

Now here in Manhattan, the spell is broken! And we live again!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (05 June 2021 - 08:16 PM)

Groovy.

@  Kaon : (05 June 2021 - 07:23 PM)

How is everyone

@  Kaon : (05 June 2021 - 06:42 PM)

test

@  tigerhawk : (24 May 2021 - 07:42 AM)

I'm making progress with tweezers. It's no great loss given Dai Atlas minor roles anyway, I really do prefer this mold for Titans Overlord and Sky Shadow,

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2021 - 09:57 PM)

Had that happen once. Drilled a 1 mmhole in the peg and superglued a rivet into it for something to pull on.

@  tigerhawk : (22 May 2021 - 09:44 PM)

pliers, superglue, heat, nothing has worked so far but I had to take yesterday off due to pfizer side effects.

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2021 - 07:04 AM)

is there enough plastic sticking out to yank it out with pliers?

@  tigerhawk : (21 May 2021 - 01:05 PM)

Oh great my Legends Dai Atlas fell and the gun snapped in two, the handle is stuck in the port on top of the vehicle mode.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:14 AM)

Also, our compound terms are legendary among foreigners, because we throw them together as a single word, with no spaces and usually without hyphens too.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:12 AM)

You can have straightforward sentences that are a literal word-replace translation of stuff like "I go to school", but once you throw in perfect tense and prepositions, you end up with insane constructions where the main verb is at the very end of a very long sentence, so you have to listen to the whole sentence until you have any clue what is going on.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:10 AM)

And I stand by that. German sentence structure can be utterly insane.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:10 AM)

Fun fact: When I was teaching German kids English, I kept telling them that English grammar and especially sentence structure is more logical than German.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:17 AM)

e.g. Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den was by a Chinese guy pointing out the weirdness in his own language, rather than the frustrations of somebody learning Chinese as their second. So English isn't the only case where native speakers might enocunter funky issues.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 01:17 AM)

Then I shall concede, and retire.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:14 AM)

I'm not sure if that's even all that unique to English.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 01:07 AM)

Which is why I specified those comparing learning it to learning other languages as a second language.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:04 AM)

And I don't think "ancedotal frustration" means much, considering that every language has complaints from people trying to learn it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:03 AM)

The fact that these stand out certainly makes Japanese "not a smoothie". And it's only consistent within more recent loanwords. Older ones stick out in a different way.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 01:00 AM)

Even writing them generally in katakana is a consistent treatment, and gives someone learning the language a general expected approach. I'd say the anecdotal frustration with English by those learning it compared to learning other languages as a second language is a demonstration that this sort of consistency and organization was not a valued thing in the past few centuries of the language's development.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 12:28 AM)

Frankly, it just sounds like you think other languages seem a certain way because you don't look into them all that much.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 12:28 AM)

It's pretty pervasive in Japanese as well, with how these feature into everyday speech.. And I don't know what you even mean by "deep", since writing them in a particular character set basically calls attention to not just their derivative nature, but their relative recency as well.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 12:25 AM)

Indeed, every language has those artifacts if you examine deeply enough, but in English they're not deep, and they're pervasive.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 May 2021 - 11:56 PM)

like Japanese using three different script types together, and more recent word borrowings tend to be in katakana.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 May 2021 - 11:51 PM)

I don't know what you mean by "cohesively". Borrowings are probably obvious if you know what to look for.


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#1 Walky

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 01:41 AM

http://www.tfw2005.c...ns-toys-179845/

 

Wouldn't be surprised if Rook is a Tailgate redeco and Strongarm is the new name for his little construction shovel friend.



#2 Zodberg

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 02:05 AM

Would Rook from Tailgate be an Exclusive-influenced Mass Retail figure?


Woooo!

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 03:23 AM

:just realized it says OVERLOAD and not OVERLORD:

 

:is sad:


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 03:42 AM

wonk wonk



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 03:47 AM

Hmm... Micromaster transport Overload or Armada Overload, I wonder.

 

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 03:48 AM

I'd just like to point out two things:

First, Hasbro currently owns all these names. All of them have existing trademark registrations by Hasbro that are still listed as "LIVE", despite the last use for each name being several years ago. Except for Strongarm, whose name was last used for a Nerf N-Strike Elite blaster and has yet another Hasbro registration specifically for Nerf.

Why Hasbro's legal department chose to file for new trademark applications for these names instead of simply renewing the existing ones is anyone's guess.

This has no implication on whether Hasbro intends to do something with these names or not; it just means they're using a needlessly complicated method of re-securing these names. Sort of like buying a new car because the old one's ashtrays are full.

However, I'd also like to point out that two years ago, there was a similar news story of Hasbro filing new trademark applications for "Tow-Line", "Rollbar", "Armorhide" and "Side Swipe" (two words), names they also already owned by that point but hadn't used in a while. "Side Swipe" had been used for a while until they returned to "Sideswipe" (one word) with the Universe 2.0 Deluxe, so why would they still need the version spelled in two words?

They didn't, apparently; By this point, not only are the old registrations for those four names abandoned, but so are two of the re-applications from 2012; and none of those four names have been used in the interim time.

So there's no telling if Hasbro is actually going to do anything with these names in the near future, except for the upcoming redeco of the Nerf Strongarm blaster (which isn't relevant for this new trademark application).

Edited by Nevermore, 30 April 2014 - 03:51 AM.

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 05:25 AM


Wouldn't be surprised if Rook is a Tailgate redeco and Strongarm is the new name for his little construction shovel friend.

 

If this doesn't happen now, I get to slap Walky in the face with a used melon rind.



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 06:08 AM

Wouldn't be surprised if Rook is a Tailgate redeco and Strongarm is the new name for his little construction shovel friend.


Nah. He's clearly going to be a silver BH Soundwave, with Ravage as Strongarm ;)

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 06:20 AM

Obviously he'll be designed as the G2 Decepticon. And then colored like Armada Rook because "that's the toy we made before, right?"



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 06:29 AM


I've long wanted the 1st Legends Prime toy in G1 Overload colors.

This will not be that.


-ZacWilliam, really any box-ish Optimus as G1 Overload would be cool, though I'd imagine a G1 style head is a bit much to ask...
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Posted 30 April 2014 - 07:11 AM

Hmm... Micromaster transport Overload or Armada Overload, I wonder.

 

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If Armada Overload, then we could be getting a new post-Universe (2008) body for him, possibly with a bio set after that body's bio. His mission to uncover his enigmatic past continues onward! :)


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 02:50 PM

Hmm... Micromaster transport Overload or Armada Overload, I wonder.
 
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I'll take either one.

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 06:36 PM

 

Ah, so they're the ones who beat Mattel to it.

 

Well, Strong-Or's not such a bad name. (That's a lie; it's pretty bad.)



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 07:11 PM

When you can't name a toy Overlord, do you go for "Gigatron" or "Overload"? 



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 09:01 PM

I'd hope Gigatron, but who knows with Galvatron getting heavy movie focus.

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 09:10 PM

Maybe Leviathan, looking at his tfwiki entry.



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 11:13 PM

I kinda wish Hasbro would bring back a new version of RiD Megatron as a separate character from Megatron with the name Gigatron. Like, give him the James Roberts TreatmentTM to make him a better character than he was before. After all, we got Sky-Byte in IDW. The two could be former colleagues or something.


Edited by Sabrblade, 30 April 2014 - 11:14 PM.

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#18 Nevermore

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 03:59 AM

Ah, so they're the ones who beat Mattel to it.


"Strongarm" has been a Hasbro trademark ever since the days of Energon.
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Posted 01 May 2014 - 04:10 AM

When you can't name a toy Overlord, do you go for "Gigatron" or "Overload"?

Lord-over.
Overblast.
Blastlord.

Lord Blaster.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 04:26 AM

When you can't name a toy Overlord, do you go for "Gigatron" or "Overload"?

Lord-over.
Overblast.
Blastlord.
Lord Blaster.

Billy to his friends.


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