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

8ass XÖ 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 Spark

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 04:01 PM

From Facebook, by way of TFW, a silhouette of what I expect will be a painfully blocky and overdetailed $120 Rodimus of some sort.  

 

Hopefully DX9 will throw a curve and make it a War In Pocket figure, since Hasbro's latest try at a Legends Rodimus is pretty poor.


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Posted 05 March 2015 - 07:51 PM

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They're naming him Carrie?


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 05 March 2015 - 08:46 PM

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They're naming him Carrie?

He's going to light their darkest hour alright...by tearing out their insides.

 

 

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 09:02 PM

They're all gonna laugh at you!


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Posted 05 March 2015 - 09:06 PM

Will we see his dirty pillows?


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Posted 05 March 2015 - 09:19 PM

The image says Carry, but that makes about as much sense and is far less entertaining.

Doesn't look quite as blocky as I expected, although you can kind of see bumps and probable corners all over his supposed contours, so who knows.

Intrigued by this, and wondering if Hasbro will get around to revisiting Rodimus and Glavatron properly in, say, next year's homage line.


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 07:24 PM

From Facebook, by way of TFW, a silhouette of what I expect will be a painfully blocky and overdetailed $120 Rodimus of some sort.  
 
Hopefully DX9 will throw a curve and make it a War In Pocket figure, since Hasbro's tries at a Legends Rodimus have both been pretty poor.


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Posted 10 March 2015 - 10:58 AM

Pictures are up, & it doesn't look horrible. Seems to be a self contained Rodimus only mode. Without any trailer, as the "trailer" becomes part of the robot. The wings seen kind of big, but after checking some screen shots, they seem to be mostly accurate. And at least the toy had larger wings like that.

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 11:01 AM

Masterpiece scale.  Just lost interest.



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Posted 10 March 2015 - 11:30 AM

Not a huge fan of this, but it's not awful by any means.

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 11:45 AM

I know the MP Rodimus has some problems, but this seems really uniquely redundant to me. Yes, it has the gimmick of not needing a detachable trailer, but it's more than making up for that in what it's going to look like from behind, and never mind the standard not-MP aesthetic with all of those boring right angles. Is this something that some people would actually prefer to the real MP?


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#12 Spark

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 12:02 PM

It still looks horribly clunky to me, but at least DX9 went towards the Studio Ox direction with enormous back spoiler and rectangular head instead of trying to compete directly with Takara's almost screen-perfect cartoon look.  The chest needs to be much wider and that face needs some serious work, though.  Woof.

 

Also, sculpted in flames.  STOP SCULPTING IN PAINT APPLICATIONS.  It looks bad every time.


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Posted 10 March 2015 - 01:16 PM

G1 Rodimus Prime has the worst design. I wish everyone would stop trying to make it. Hot Rod (IDW or G1) or go home.

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 01:17 PM

Masterpiece scale.  Just lost interest.


Same here.

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 01:19 PM

I think it's not bad.  Mainly because it looks like Studio Ox was the inspiration.  But I seem to be in the minority here.  :D

 

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 01:25 PM

I know the MP Rodimus has some problems, but this seems really uniquely redundant to me. Yes, it has the gimmick of not needing a detachable trailer, but it's more than making up for that in what it's going to look like from behind, and never mind the standard not-MP aesthetic with all of those boring right angles. Is this something that some people would actually prefer to the real MP?


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Posted 10 March 2015 - 01:26 PM

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 01:27 PM

It's not *awful* but nowhere near good enough to make me replace MP Hot Rod.


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Posted 10 March 2015 - 01:32 PM

I would prefer a Hot Rod that's actually to scale with other Autobot cars and a Rodimus that's perhaps a head taller than that. 

 

 

I do realize that in most of the animation the scales seem similar to what the toys are.. but proper scale was the least of the animation problems in Season 3. 

 

This is how tall I think they should be based on the relative scale of their alt modes. 

 

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O - Hot Rod

 

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 01:48 PM

I don't get why third parties have such a hard on for the Masterpiece scale... I'm more than happy with deluxe/voyager size. Even thinking of just cleaning house on my MPs to make some room & cash.