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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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#1181 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 06:17 PM

I'm feeling much more apathetic about Series 2 after trying to get the ones I wanted in Series 1. Even with the (wonderful) guides, it took forever to figure out which packs I needed. They can't be bought online. When I finally found 5-packs and singles in-store, I had to keep checking and re-checking the guides to make sure I was getting the right ones. I've still never seen an 8-pack in a store, so I'm still missing ones I wanted.  

 

And here again, it looks like the 8 or so BotBots that I'd want from S2 are spread across, like, 4 different packs plus singles. These are super fun, but just too much work to buy.



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 05:08 AM

So, about them female characters.

 

In the first two series, we got 40 female BotBots: 17 in S1, 23 in S2. I'm gonna estimate 20 in S3, seems a safe number. And there's likely some in "Series 1.5". So, we're looking at over sixty female Transformers toy-characters from this line alone.

 

I dug up an old spreadsheet from 2014, because during the height of the Windblade arglebargle, I wanted to see just how female TFs fared in the toylines.

 

Not well.

 

It took Transformers as a brand nearly thirty years to reach the 40 mark for female toy-characters, and even getting there THAT soon requires counting convention-exclusive toys and some other not-normal-retailish rarities. And that's with multiple iterations of Arcee in the mix. (I also did not count retcons, like soooo many UT Mini-Cons, or repurposes.)

 

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 05:58 AM

It's tough when all the other lines are just remaking characters who already exist, and mostly characters who already exist from either G1 or the movies.

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 10:37 AM

https://twitter.com/...585456117407744

 

Found this neat Twitter post that shows some concept art for BotBots, seems like these were planned all the way back in 2015?



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 10:58 AM

Concept to market in three-ish years really isn't that abnormally slow for a development timeline.

 

I mean, at least in my (non-Hasbro) experience with getting things made in plastic overseas.


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Posted 29 March 2019 - 12:12 PM

So, about them female characters.

 

In the first two series, we got 40 female BotBots: 17 in S1, 23 in S2. I'm gonna estimate 20 in S3, seems a safe number. And there's likely some in "Series 1.5". So, we're looking at over sixty female Transformers toy-characters from this line alone.

 

I dug up an old spreadsheet from 2014, because during the height of the Windblade arglebargle, I wanted to see just how female TFs fared in the toylines.

 

Not well.

 

It took Transformers as a brand nearly thirty years to reach the 40 mark for female toy-characters, and even getting there THAT soon requires counting convention-exclusive toys and some other not-normal-retailish rarities. And that's with multiple iterations of Arcee in the mix. (I also did not count retcons, like soooo many UT Mini-Cons, or repurposes.)

 

*Donald Glover tugging his collar and grimacing.gif*

 

 

M "A Little More Push In The Other Lines Would Be Nice..." Sipher

 

This is interesting but means nothing without context. What percentage does this represent over all? BotBots appears to be roughly 30% (S1). Obviously the "regular" lines are going to be quite a bit lower, though does it need to be broken down by series? Still, it shows significant movement in the right direction at least.

 

It's still far better than GI Joe. But for real world context (considering the nature of Transformers), the US military is around 20% at best. Now that all combat restrictions for females have been removed, it will be interesting to see how much that number rises.


 
 
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Posted 29 March 2019 - 01:15 PM

It's also worth pointing out that selling $3 female characters that don't read as female, aren't identified as female on the packaging and in many cases are being bought sight unseen is a very different prospect than selling an explicitly female $20 toy in a boys' action line.

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 12:57 AM

https://twitter.com/...585456117407744

 

Found this neat Twitter post that shows some concept art for BotBots, seems like these were planned all the way back in 2015?

We need a Duderoni in Starscream colors now.



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Posted 04 April 2019 - 12:44 AM

Series 2 8packs just found at Target, uhhh... Fontana CA. South of that whole LA deal.

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:52 AM


Dang, I'd really like to get my son some Series 2 for his birthday next week but not much online yet. I see a few from $25-$35 but that's too steep for me on something that should be $15.

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 11:45 AM

It's also worth pointing out that selling $3 female characters that don't read as female, aren't identified as female on the packaging and in many cases are being bought sight unseen is a very different prospect than selling an explicitly female $20 toy in a boys' action line.

Indeed. This is about the same level of representation as characters getting retconned to female in a quick two or three panel comic walk-on. Most consumers are never going to know, and it's not going to have any lasting effects on any ancillary media.


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 07:38 PM

how do you order these online? the amazon listing for an 8 pack has pictures of several different packs. is it a case of ordering one and hoping you get one you want?


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 08:35 PM

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 09:50 AM

 

Who's the white guy with the gun?

 

A good chunk of America?

 

I want a Botbot who is an orange named Florida Man.



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Posted 07 April 2019 - 12:57 AM

Apparently Songwave is #12, not Javasaurus Rex, which in hindsight makes sense since the redecos are mostly in the first half. This also means I gotta go out and get #21.


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 02:40 AM

https://twitter.com/...585456117407744
 
Found this neat Twitter post that shows some concept art for BotBots, seems like these were planned all the way back in 2015?

We need a Duderoni in Starscream colors now.

Pizza slices are the new seeker tetrajets? ... I can see that.

It won't fit with the Coneheads being ice cream cones, hehe.

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:34 AM

 

 

https://twitter.com/...585456117407744
 
Found this neat Twitter post that shows some concept art for BotBots, seems like these were planned all the way back in 2015?

We need a Duderoni in Starscream colors now.

Pizza slices are the new seeker tetrajets? ... I can see that.

It won't fit with the Coneheads being ice cream cones, hehe.

 

Well the more I look at the art and think about it, I bet you BotBots was meant to be G1 Transformers but as household items.


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 11:58 AM

That has some fun potential, but I'm very glad to get what we got instead.


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 02:50 PM

I just want a rubber duck to go with my 10th An. Megatron.  Everything else is 'possible extra'.



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Posted 08 April 2019 - 01:12 AM

If i buy a case of the single packs, will all 24 be different or are there doubles in there?
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