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@  ▲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.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

YEEEE I'M A SURVIVOR-

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:58 AM)

Ooooh. Overload arrived. He's surprisingly fun.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.


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#7781 Dake

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 12:28 PM

 

Did those people go on to found TFW? Because that's how that exchange reads.

 

I don't know precisely when you came in, but within the existing fandom, that was how everyone was for at least a year of BW. A huge chunk of the early BW fandom were newcomers.

 

 

Yeah, I didn't actively join the fandom until much later (here in fact in '04). I stumbled across BW sometime in reruns in '99 and fell in love pretty quickly. Strangely, I didn't have much trouble finding many of the toys at my local Wal-mart or the TRU near work. Even coming in that late, I still owned Inferno for example.


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#7782 LV!

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 12:34 PM

You might be surprised how many of the apparently normal people around you here were originally all "bleh bring back the real TFs" in 1996!

 

Personally I was all for them but my secret shame is that I insisted there was no reason Primal and Megatron couldn't be the G1 guys no matter what the story editors said.



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 01:02 PM

I'm not really surprised. It's just funny to read people saying the same basic thing in some capacity so many years later. I do remember when RiD first appeared in ToyFare Magazine, there was much rejoicing about the return of vehicles to Transformers (I seem to remember X-Brawn in the article).


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#7784 MrBlud

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 01:27 PM

I hated Beast Wars with a passion because TRUKK NOT MONKEE until I actually sat down and watched the show.


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 01:37 PM

I never had any ill will towards Beast Wars/Machines, they just came out during that period where I was "too old for toys" so I never got into them (except for briefly trying to track down Tripredicus and Magnaboss, because combiners are cool, and i liked the idea that they combined in unique ways instead of the carbon copy scramble city style)

 

Seeing a commercial for RID 2001 (specifically Optimus with missile batteries on his shoulders) was what got me back into Transformers at age 18.  I've bounced in and out of Transformers ever since.


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 02:36 PM

In-hand photos of the Refraktor Reconmaisance Team 3 Pack, courtesy of the Thai Facebook page ความเท่ที่สุดจะยั้ง

https://www.facebook...303741326409873

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 03:51 PM

More stock photos from eBay seller ladypapa:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/183925606632
Animation_Optimus_01.jpg Animation_Optimus_02.jpg Animation_Optimus_03.jpg Animation_Optimus_04.jpg Animation_Optimus_05.jpg Animation_Optimus_06.jpg Animation_Optimus_07.jpg Animation_Optimus_08.jpg Animation_Optimus_09.jpg Animation_Optimus_10.jpg Animation_Optimus_11.jpg

That appears to be an error for the back of the box. Instead of translated versions of the texts in French, German, Spanish and Portuguese, the English texts are just repeated five times.

Edited by Nevermore, 24 August 2019 - 03:57 PM.

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 03:55 PM

Megatron:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/174004176647
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Posted 24 August 2019 - 04:43 PM

Instead of translated versions of the texts in French, German, Spanish and Portuguese, the English texts are just repeated five times.


Each one slower and louder than the previous.

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 04:59 PM

That reversing of the colors used on Optimus's face from the intial images is... not good.



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 05:06 PM

 

Instead of translated versions of the texts in French, German, Spanish and Portuguese, the English texts are just repeated five times.


Each one slower and louder than the previous.

 

 

EL CLASSIC-O ANIMATION-O



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 05:12 PM

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 06:21 PM

I never truly understood the "trukk not munkee" thing that happened during Beast Wars. Importantly for me, Beast Wars was something new. It wasn't the dusty old Transformers I had given up my fandom of in the past. If it wasn't something new, I almost certainly wouldn't be a Transformers fan now.

 

I was born into a time where Transformers were still a young thing. I adored The Return of Optimus Prime (and still do). I grew up loving Headmasters and Powermasters and such. But I was never anti-Beast Wars. I knew no one who was anti-Beast Wars. I fell out of love with Transformers during G2. When Beast Wars came out I was like "Nah, I'm done with Transformers now". My sister got Iguanus entirely because she loves lizards. Then I noticed how amazing Iguanus was compared to what I knew Transformers toys to be. I missed the end of G2 when they first gained the articulation. My dad must have picked up on my fascination because he bought me a Waspinator. I soon was watching the show (first episode was Fallen Comrades) and loving it. My exposure to Beast Wars was me seeing it with "new eyes" like I had with G1. I was surprised later when we got the internet and I learned being anti-Beast Wars was even a thing.

 

Then during Beast Machines my love for Transformers dried up again. I stopped watching the show halfway through and dropped the toyline. I tried to convince myself it was because the show was bad. In reality I was scarred from my time on the bwtf.com message board. I was an accidental troll there and people hated me. Then I turned to intentional troll behavior because of that hate until the stress became too much for me. My first exposure to a fandom weighed heavily on my mind, and I went through a weird "G1 or nothing" phase to escape from my experience. When that didn't work, I dropped Transformers altogether. I didn't know when Beast Machines ended. I didn't know anything about RiD except a few pictures I saw. It wasn't until I accidentally found Dave Van Domelen's site after a curious search that things changed. Seeing Dave's reviews for Transformers Armada toys made me excited for Transformers like I was a little kid again. Armada was something new, unlike what I had known before from Transformers. I saw Transformers with "new eyes" for a third time. I haven't dropped Transformers since. I'm running out of space to put toys, though.

 

For me, G1, Beast Wars, and Armada represent the three stages in my life where Transformers took hold. Beast Wars and Armada which were so NEW, such reinvention from what I knew, they were able to make me forget about having "grown out of" Transformers, regardless of reasons. And that way-too-long story of my passion is why I'd like a major re-imagining of TF again like we had with Beast Wars and the Unicron Trilogy instead of it always needing to be G1 evergreen. And also why I think there really should be a lot more Beast Wars and Armada characters in Generations.

 

Thank you. /New Noise

 

(Still itching to get my hands on that Refraktor pack in the above images regardless.)



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 06:29 PM

That reversing of the colors used on Optimus's face from the intial images is... not good.

 

Weird..I think the cel shine on that one's face is photoshopped onto the unpainted plastic. Its shape is inconsistent between pics and it seems to go beyond his chin in a few. The finished sample that got reviewed a few days ago has a full white faceplate painted on, and then the extra cel bit on top of that.

 

I think I like these two cel-shaded guys, though. I passed on the normal versions because I hate the damage paint and Prime's eyebrow truck mode rubs me the wrong way, but the colors make these versions look so much better to me. The shading is weird and keeps them from matching any of the other Siege toys, but I like that they match each other and there's still an empty Prime vs Megatron slot in my collection that they could easily fill.



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 06:54 PM

I remember Service Merchandise as the single place I ever saw a Transmetal 2 Blackarachnia for sale. Just the one time. Couldn't buy it then and never saw her again. (Thankfully a friend found and bought her)

I was against Beast Wars initially because MECHANICALS NOT ANIMALS. Then I watched the show and my tune changed real fast.

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 07:32 PM

I'm the reverse! Couldn't stand the show, but I'd pour over the catalog and want all those cool looking flipchangers and deluxes.  



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Posted 25 August 2019 - 05:42 AM

Why does it look like the three-pack's REFRAKTOR tampo has the first letter italicized?


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Posted 25 August 2019 - 07:02 AM

Why does it look like the three-pack's REFRAKTOR tampo has the first letter italicized?


It is. The original had that first R tilted to fit into the slope of the top of the camera. This one duplicates that, even though the placement on the new figure doesnt make it necessary.

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 08:31 AM

It's technially not really italicized on the original; it's actually only the straight line on the left side that is diagonal. Conversely, on the final "R", it's the right side that's diagonal, only it's not that obvious because the right side of an "R" doesn't feature a straight line. You may notice that the right leg is really stretched out far beyond the confines of the hoop, though.

Whoever did the tampo on the Siege three-pack accessory obviously didn't really understand this and just italicized the first "R" while keeping the final "R" as is, in a maddeningly literal (and also technically inaccurate) recreation of the original's deco.
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Posted 25 August 2019 - 09:13 AM

There have been many aspects of the fandom, shows, toylines, etc. that I just don't like at all over the years.  They come and go.  But the thing is, the wide variety of stuff you can get is amazing to me as I remember when it was unusual to see Action Master Soundwave as I hadn't SEEN a Soundwave outside a flea market for years.  So when people are hugely vocal about how much they hate something, I usually ignore them as they don't grasp the fundamental concept that even if you don't like something, if someone else does and they buy it they are funding future stuff that you MAY like better.

 

This silliness, of course, quickly converts to open mockery for me.

 

"Hasbro distribution sucks, I can't find Walgreens Brainstorm!  It's like hunting Bigfoot!"

 

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"We never get a good Shockwave!"

 

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"Truk not munky!"

 

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