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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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Fans demanded it. Hasbro gave it to them. Combiner Wars Reflector.


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#1 News Team

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 11:36 AM

Due to an unfortunate glitch in the voting system, the Fan-Built Combiner poll Hasbro had been running has been scrapped. Don't worry, combiner fans! They're going with Plan B, and it's something fans have wanted for decades.

 

Making the announcement via Facebook, Hasbro has announced the Fan-Built Combiner will be replaced with none other than an updated version of... REFLECTOR! In keeping with the 'Combiner Wars' theme, expect the three-robot team to merge together to form a camera of some sort. There's no prototype to show off yet, but they've teased some great artwork, which we've mirrored below.

 

 

Due to issues with the voting mechanism, we have to make some executive decisions on the Fan-Built Combiner. Here’s a sneak peek at what we’re thinking!Posted by TRANSFORMERS on Wednesday, 1 April 2015

 

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#2 Eneon

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 11:55 AM

That one hurts on multiple levels.

 

Although if they actually make a full sized Reflector that would be great.


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 12:00 PM

Ok..Ill be the guy that reads into this.  I know there has been some grumbles lately over Hasbro and figure/color/artwork choices and lack of bios with the new crew making the toys.  But....somebody is obviously paying attention to the fandom and seeing that we really want a new, updated Reflector.  I know this is just an April Fools joke but it makes me a bit hopeful that we could get this figure in the next year or 2 from seeing this artwork.  



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Posted 01 April 2015 - 12:02 PM

This is why I huging hate this day.


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 12:03 PM

I just thought they were making fun of FunPub's website never working. 



#6 tec

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 12:05 PM

Ha Kudos to Hasbro I really love this day


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#7 Fnu Aw

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 12:11 PM

I want it.


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#8 CORVUS

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 12:39 PM

I, also, want it.


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 12:40 PM

> Get Reflector

 

You can't get ye Reflector!

 

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 12:41 PM

I'm going to hope that it will wind up like Thinkgeek's Tauntaun sleeping bag. If we make enough noise, it will become real.


 
 
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Posted 01 April 2015 - 12:41 PM

The thing about the current team is, I expect them to actually do this. They'll make a Reflector, and it'll be be lavishly accurate.


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 12:56 PM

At the leader class scale, so it's life sized.



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Posted 01 April 2015 - 12:56 PM

I hope a Regular retail version of this happens. That's like one of my most wanted at this point. Both the Chug 84 Cons (Legends to small Deluxe height please) and the MP 84 Cons displays on my shelves are missing that toy most of all.

-ZacWilliam, seriously, I know I'm probably minority on this but I want that trio Bumblebee size more than any other MP toy at this point.

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 01:04 PM

No one cares about Skrapnel's gun partner then aye?

 

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 01:15 PM

Y'know, we DID see Hasbro do a new minicon set...maybe instead of a deluxe size robot, we get a mini-camera combined form?  Most consumer cameras are about that size, right?



#16 LV!

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 01:21 PM

I have no interest in a new Reflector unless it's Titan-sized.



#17 tec

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 01:27 PM

Oh your serious arnt you?


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 01:44 PM

Oh, cool! A female Reflector made up of jets, cars, and an unknown torso.


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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 01 April 2015 - 01:48 PM

No one cares about Skrapnel's gun partner then aye?
 
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Aye. Rediculously out of scale tiny and one singular bot vs a trio.

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 01:52 PM

FAK


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