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@  Verno : (11 July 2020 - 11:20 PM)

2021: :idea :rolleyes :p :D

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:20 PM)

Perfection. :thumbsup

@  Patch : (11 July 2020 - 06:17 PM)

My plans:  :hmm  2020:  :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Our plans for 2020 were as amazing as Optimus Prime. But then 2020 came like Hot Rod.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 05:50 PM)

Indeed....

@  Bass X0 : (11 July 2020 - 05:40 PM)

"He who dies with the most toys wins."

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:11 PM)

Hey you, get moving, it's not too far, you're looking good so come as you are. Hey you, you never know what you'll see, when it's through that door with the 73.

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:10 PM)

Hey you, get ready, get on your feet. Get into gear and hit the street.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 12:46 PM)

I recall number 73 (old british show) discussing the Transformers movie and had the presenters trying to transform a few figures, one argued his deflated beach ball was a Transformer too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.


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#41 Confuzor

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 01:16 PM

How did MOTUC subscription go? Was it paid all up front? Or just an agreement to charge your card once a new toy is ready for delivery?

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 03:16 PM

You paid $25 or so up front, then you pay when each figure (or figures) ship. It really sucks when the end of the year is really loaded with product.
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Posted 11 July 2015 - 03:18 PM

Usually more like $50 up front, I think -- the cost of the first figure, plus the membership fee/sub exclusive figure's price.


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Posted 11 July 2015 - 10:15 PM

Now those are some neat-looking figures, even if some of them are going to be for subscribers only.

 

As for females being convention exclusives, there's no way Mattel will restrict Cheetara to that.  Usually, when it comes to convention exclusives, Mattel may just repaint an existing figure into a more obscure one or make a character that's a remold of an existing character.  I just can't wait to see what oddities Thundercats will have to match the likes of Wun-Dar and Mo-Larr.


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Posted 11 July 2015 - 10:56 PM

I can't recall if any MOTUC females were SDCC exclusives. As far as I can remember they're always make. Well there was the white Sorceress at NYCC.

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#46 Confuzor

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 11:32 PM

I seem to recall the She-ra villain in the red hooded dress was a Sub exclusive once. That pissed folks off.



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Posted 11 July 2015 - 11:45 PM

Queen Marlena was an SDCC exclusive.


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Posted 12 July 2015 - 02:41 AM

Confuzor, her name is Shadow Weaver. She never had a toyline in the original series if I recall, but I have to agree that was a dumb move.



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Posted 12 July 2015 - 07:55 AM

It was a smart move for getting people to subscribe. It was a dumb move if you wanted her and weren't willing to subscribe, I guess, but that's not really on Mattel.


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Posted 13 July 2015 - 11:28 AM

It was a big to-do over an "essential" character being made a sub exclusive. People felt that they were being strong-armed into buying a subscription.

 

You could write a book on questionable Mattel practices and the fan outrage caused by them. On the bright side, it appears that a LOT of that is being alleviated by the departure of Scott "Toy Guru" Neitlich. The new folks in charge seem to be putting everything on the table. They are also listening to people who have been asking for mercy by having two subs running concurrently, but on opposing months. I know that makes the "Collector's Series" a lot more attractive to me personally. And I want to say that this is the first time that the whole subs (from a character standpoint) have been revealed during the actual sub drive. That is a HUGE improvement in transparency.

 

If the improvements in the MOTU line are any indication, the Thundercats line will be in good hands.


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Posted 14 July 2015 - 12:25 AM

While the internal management definitely sounds like it's taking a turn for the better, there's still the matter of their notoriously poor online service that needs a major overhaul before people suddenly start singing Mattel's praises.



#52 Confuzor

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 12:34 AM

It was a smart move for getting people to subscribe. It was a dumb move if you wanted her and weren't willing to subscribe, I guess, but that's not really on Mattel.

If I recall, it was a time where alot of non-essential or straight up made up characters were being sold. So naturally, the fans were not AS interested in buying the whole line, but "had to" to get Shadow Weaver. I can see that pissing people off.

 

As it stands for Thundercats tho? Mummy Mumm-Ra was originally a mail-away figure and a Pack-in for a Playset. I don't mind him not being readily available so long as Mumm-Ra the Ever Living is coming. And really, they would have to botch this so thoroughly that we'd not see that figure.



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Posted 14 July 2015 - 06:29 AM

I'd quite like a figure of that forest chick Tigra used to hang around with.

I really wish Thundercats had a few more Voice actors on the show all the woman sounding like Cheetara was disconcerting.

 

Anyway as to the figures : I agree the legs look a little short if you judge them by the Cartoon - "However" judge them by the original toys they seem just right to me.

 

I can't wait to see if they decide to make Battle Cat into Snowmeaow sometime or make a new mould ?

 

I wonder what there is that is going to suit a figure that never got one - I know they had a few that were due when the line got cancelled in the 1980's they they could perhaps do now.

 

Some of the ones i'd like the most they are the least likely to do though as they are not especially Humanoid.

 

Safari Joe's "Mule" that looked like a droid crossed with a steam train is a fine example.

 

Do you think If I beg a lot they might make Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers figures one day too ?



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Posted 14 July 2015 - 10:47 AM

The original toys weren't nearly as squat and bulky as He-man though either. Panthro aside, they do have a leaner body type as befits a powerful cat - still very muscular but maybe not quite to this level. I'm still cautiously interested though; I'd just like to see a few more designs.

 

The reality is, they need to be willing to stray from the He-man manufacturing style right out of the gate. All the mutants will require their own sculpts and they definitely need to have a different shape for Tygra and obv Cheetara. I suspect these will need to be more expensive than the He-man line because there should be less opportunity for parts reuses. If they force the issue and just make all the male cats the same body with different heads, I'll be disappointed.


 
 
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Posted 14 July 2015 - 11:09 AM

I'd quite like a figure of that forest chick Tigra used to hang around with.

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 03:38 AM

I think these look neat.

 

Kind of disappointed that there aren't new versions -- part of me hoped when I first heard that Mattel was doing ThunderCats that there might be something able to sustain the cartoon again, but I guess not.

 

On a related note: For some reason, I now want to see a Link figure in MOTU Classics style.

 

He'd probably look like this (slightly NSFW at the end):

 

 

...I'm fine with that.

 

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 05:35 AM

In my mind, Thundercats aren't He-Man.

The squat, muscle-bound disproportion of the MOTU bucks simply doesn't result in the kind of feline forms that I would like for Thundercats. Lion-O is a tall dude with long legs. This toy is not that.

 

Agreed. Old Thundercats were not even terribly feline in apperance, really. I liked what Dan Norton did with the redesigns to make them look more like they are indeed descended from cats.

Also, give me Kaynar over that old Jackalman any day. Pity they never made a toy of him...

 

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 02:07 PM

Mattel heard the fans and sent 4H back to the table for a redux on Lion-O.

 

It's not a huge difference and still doesn't address the fact that he's just a little too bulky for the character imo, but he looks good.

 

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 02:25 PM

I'm 98.6% sure I'm in a for a subscription.

 

 

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 02:29 PM


I'm never gonna be in for a Matty Subscription on any thing ever, but I definitely am interested in snagging some TCs singly down the line.

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