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@  Nevermore : (13 June 2021 - 06:04 AM)

It's all about that Bass XD.

@  tigerhawk : (13 June 2021 - 02:16 AM)

Will altering the moons orbit in any way help.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 June 2021 - 01:51 AM)

Now that you have seen this Bass XO, you must send it to five other Bass XOs or BassXO will come to you in a week and then you too will be BassXO.

@  Telly : (13 June 2021 - 12:08 AM)

or feed him after midnight

@  wonko the sane? : (12 June 2021 - 09:00 PM)

Just don't drop him.

@  Kaon : (12 June 2021 - 08:03 PM)

man this chat is nothing but Bass X)

@  Nevermore : (12 June 2021 - 07:08 PM)

Carefull, he is a Bass Xo.

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 June 2021 - 05:53 PM)

Aw, it's not even a shiny.

@  Sabrblade : (12 June 2021 - 05:27 PM)

A wild Bass X0 has appeared!

@  Bass X0 : (12 June 2021 - 05:20 PM)

I didn't even try this time.

@  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.


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#101 Princess Viola

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 06:27 PM

Who the hell is Exhaust and why does he warrant a Masterpiece figure?

 

He was a retool of the Diaclone that became Wheeljack with a new head and different stickers, including Marlboor stickers.

 

So you know, MP Wheeljack exists -> Give him new head and new paint apps to make Diaclone guy.


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 07:59 PM

So it's still coming out in Japan this month? Are MPs stocked in regular toy shops or what?

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 07:03 AM

So it's still coming out in Japan this month? Are MPs stocked in regular toy shops or what?

Yes and yes.  He's due out the 21st.

 

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#104 Corgis Pal

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 09:24 AM

That's good to know. I might be in Japan next month. I'll look for one. 



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Posted 10 March 2015 - 09:42 AM

I'm sure the pre-order cancellations means that they're working on an international release of Exhaust as we speak to reflect modern sensibilities, with the red and white of the Marlboor deco replaced with flat gray with a health warning across his chest and arms and a picture of diseased tissue on his shins.

 

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 10:20 AM

It is possible there could be a problem for Takara releasing an MP Mirage?
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Posted 10 March 2015 - 12:33 PM

It is possible there could be a problem for Takara releasing an MP Mirage?

 

One issue potentially at play... how well-known are Gitanes in the US? I'm not really familiar with them like I am with Marlboro.

The legal issues may be exactly the same, but the popularity of one brand vs. another (and the fact that one isn't even produced in the US) may change everything.



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Posted 10 March 2015 - 12:39 PM

I think Marlboro's "issue" was the fact the car was colored very much like one of its distinctive boxes. The design of which is trademarked.

 

Mirage could slot in say "Cybertron" on the side of his car without much of an issue IMO.


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Posted 10 March 2015 - 01:34 PM

I think Marlboro's "issue" was the fact the car was colored very much like one of its distinctive boxes. The design of which is trademarked.


If that was the case, then the recolor that was done should have solved that problem. No I think it is more that it was based on the design of the race car, which did actually exist, the same as the Gitanes F1 car.

What about this?
http://tfwiki.net/wi...ime)#Hyperspeed
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Posted 10 March 2015 - 01:45 PM

PM's problem was that the deco is immediately recognizable as the Marlboro trade dress, and the minor changes made to it after it was already established to everyone's notice that it was the Marlboro trade dress wasn't enough of a change.

 

We also need to emphasize, I think, again, that PM isn't blocking this because it's an infringement of their IP and they want money; they're blocking it because they stand to face severe legal repercussions for allowing the sale of a toy endorsing the use of their tobacco products in the US.



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Posted 10 March 2015 - 01:59 PM

Yes. I guess we need to start every page of the thread with the reminder that it's far less about the infringement as it is about the US Federal law that prohibits even the perception of advertising of tobacco products to children. No matter how much we want to differentiate our hobby as "collectibles", most of the world, including the courts, consider them toys and therefore off limits.

 

Gitanes was not a part of that original lawsuit and they aren't a domestic brand so they may not care about Mirage, but Phillip Morris does not have that luxury.


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Posted 10 March 2015 - 02:23 PM

Basically, if Tomy had started out with a significantly different paintjob - like Hasbro's Hyperspeed Wheeljack, which was a homage to the same Diaclone, but essentially had red-white-red strips rather than a chevron - they may have had no trouble. As it was, the changes they did make were too little, too late (had they *started* with that version, they may or may not have had no trouble, even though it's closer than HSWJ. But once it was on everybody's radar that it was PM-based, they needed to change it MUCH more if they wanted to export it, maybe even beyond HSWJ's version. These things are rarely about what a final judgement would say, and more about the time and money it would take to reach that point against a company with DEEP pockets and a serious interest in stopping it...)

Yes. I guess we need to start every page of the thread with the reminder that it's far less about the infringement as it is about the US Federal law that prohibits even the perception of advertising of tobacco products to children.

It's a contractual thing, not an actual law, yes? (Same result, different method).

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 03:38 PM

 

Yes. I guess we need to start every page of the thread with the reminder that it's far less about the infringement as it is about the US Federal law that prohibits even the perception of advertising of tobacco products to children.

It's a contractual thing, not an actual law, yes? (Same result, different method).

 

Yeah, I guess court ruling would be the more appropriate terminology causing PM to be legally bound to act.


 
 
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Posted 10 March 2015 - 04:17 PM

I finally got the cancellation order from BBTS that I expected.



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Posted 11 March 2015 - 01:22 PM

Me too. Meh, no big loss. I'll get Exhaust if I can, someday, but if I don't, I don't.


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Posted 11 March 2015 - 07:05 PM

So...essentially it's the fault of fans everywhere that this won't get a wider release because we drew attention to its Marlboro roots and caused it to show up rather prominently on PM's legal radar.

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#117 Walky

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 07:56 PM

YUP

 

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 08:03 PM

:rolleyes

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 09:06 PM

Lots of folks at 2005 have received shipping notices from Japanese dealers; some of the dealers have even posted shipping crate images, though nothing of the opened figure yet.

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 06:59 AM

Yeah mine have shipped from HLJ and Amazon Japan.  Along with Star Saber.

 

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