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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 Powered Convoy

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 11:26 PM

First up, new Mighty Muggs: https://screenrant.c...y-muggs-hasbro/

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 11:39 PM

I wonder if there's going to be any actual reveals (for "proper" Transformers, anyways) here, other than maybe a look at a more finalized Optimus Primal. It seems like Cyberverse is probably the main thing other than maybe them "revealing" all the Wave 2 POTP guys who came out without proper announcements.

 

Why did they draw a faceplate on that Optimus Prime Mighty Mugg and then draw a mouth over it.


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 11:42 PM

I mean, I can only imagine they'd reveal Studio Series if its already showing up overseas and stores are putting up tags in the US.


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 11:46 PM

They'll reveal Wave 2 of PotP. Which I already have half of.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:02 AM

They'll reveal Battleslash, Roadtrap, Tailgate, and Elita-1.  The rest of Wave 2's been revealed.  All of Wave 3 Deluxes have also been revealed, so if they wanna have a new POTP Deluxe, they gotta mention Novastar.  


(btw i am super looking forward to the slideshow presentation's DRAMATIC REVEAL TO EXPECTED APPLAUSE that roadtrap and battleslash combine to form RECOGNIZEABLE G1 GUY)



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Posted 17 February 2018 - 01:33 AM

I mean, they gotta show off Predaking right.

Right?

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 01:35 AM

At the rate stuff's going, he'll be out before SDCC.

 

....so, no.  



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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:37 AM

First up, new Mighty Muggs: https://screenrant.c...y-muggs-hasbro/

 

Give Starscream multiple facial expressions, and none of them is a smirk? This is bad comedy.


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:55 AM

Honestly I'm hoping for very little reveal wise but I'd really really like to see the other Prime Masters we know of. Give me pics of Bomb Burst, Octopunch and Bludgeon and I'd be happy.


-ZacWilliam, I mean I'd love to see really new PotP toys but that feels like too much to ask for this year sadly. The equivalent of one unknown Box-set from previous years would be about the limit of dreaming.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 04:32 AM

>tfw the best-looking merchandise for an upcoming transformers cartoon are friggin' mighty muggs


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 06:04 AM

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(I know it's in the daytime for Americans but a true fan would day drink for Transformers.)

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 07:26 AM

Well they did say at HasCon that Predaking would be revealed at NY Toyfair. So there's that at least.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 07:48 AM

Hasbro panel is at 9AM ET correct?

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 07:52 AM

In the past they've been around 1PM. They could have moved it up I suppose.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 08:02 AM

Off the top of my head without double-checking, I believe the presentation is at 1:30pm NY time.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 08:31 AM

Why do Mighty Muggs make everyone look angry? I saw the Avengers ones at TRU last weekend and Black Widow looked like the embodiment of the collective rage over her not having a solo movie yet.



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Posted 17 February 2018 - 08:42 AM

Why do Mighty Muggs make everyone look angry? I saw the Avengers ones at TRU last weekend and Black Widow looked like the embodiment of the collective rage over her not having a solo movie yet.


They have multiple expressions. You push down on the head and the face changes. Angry tends de be a prominent emotion for action franchise characters.

-ZacWilliam, I'd argue that Starscream's neutral should have been replaced with smirky, but his other two angry and comically hurt make sense.
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Posted 17 February 2018 - 08:50 AM

First up, new Mighty Muggs: https://screenrant.c...y-muggs-hasbro/

 

And they make Optimus Prime look ten times more hostile than Megatron because why?


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 08:58 AM

First up, new Mighty Muggs: https://screenrant.c...y-muggs-hasbro/

 
And they make Optimus Prime look ten times more hostile than Megatron because why?

They saw the movies?

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 09:00 AM

So Hasbro has Power Rangers now huh?

 

 

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