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@  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.

@  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.


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 11:11 PM

https://takaratomyma...g4904810143697/

Reissue of the original Optimus, similar to the current Walmart reissue, but I'm guessing in something a little closer to the original deco and with Japanese packaging. Plus a redeco of the Voyager Studio Series Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime with a more G1 like accurate deco.

Edited by Powered Convoy, 03 July 2019 - 07:36 AM.

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 01:06 AM

I'm guessing there's no trailer since the G1 version's packaging is too small here.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 03 July 2019 - 01:30 AM.


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Posted 03 July 2019 - 07:06 AM

No trailer.

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 07:24 AM

It's not a more G1-like deco, it's just more accurate to the movie.

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 07:35 AM

Ah, good to know. Like the good old days with TakaraTomy.

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 09:07 AM

The 2-pack is called "Convoy & Optimus Prime Set".
 
The Convoy reissue included in this set is basically the same as Hasbro's recent Walmart exclusive Vintage G1 reissue, complete with both guns and no trailer, but with the text on the packaging changed from resembling the classic English packaging to the classic Japanese packaging.

"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

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 03 July 2019 - 10:52 AM

It's neat, but for me it's not TakaraTomy Mall Wants $100 For It And I Don't Know Anyone Who Can Order From TakaraTomy neat. Plus what would I do with the G1 Prime?



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Posted 03 July 2019 - 11:56 AM

You know me.
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#9 LV!

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 03:05 PM

I'll keep that in mind for something I want to spend $100 on. /: )



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Posted 03 July 2019 - 05:50 PM

More Trailerles Primes...

 

Hooray...?



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Posted 03 July 2019 - 05:54 PM

I've got an old G1 trailer in storage, so a brand new Prime for it isn't the worst thing.

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 08:41 PM

I would love that BB Optimus redeco so much if they had painted his entire hands blue rather than just the one outside plate. Something about the hands being black just ruins the whole G1-y illusion for me.

Edited by unitremover, 03 July 2019 - 08:42 PM.


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Posted 04 July 2019 - 11:10 PM

Will BBTS or some other vendor carry this?  I still don't quite know the ins and outs of TakaraTomy Mall ordering.



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Posted 06 July 2019 - 12:41 AM

I only want movie Prime. Are they really not sold separately?

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 06:00 AM

I only want movie Prime. Are they really not sold separately?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JHSMMKX

No seriously... I've compared images of the two, and I barely see any differences. Not nearly enough to warrant this purchase.

Standard retail (using both Hasbro and Takara images here under the impression that both figures are virtually indistinguishable):
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Two-pack:
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Let's see, we have:
- Black paint on the tops of the shoulders removed.
- Autobot insignias added to both shoulders.
- Blue paint added to the backs of the hands.
- Red plastic hinges underneath the windows painted silver.
- Paint for the belly changed from silver to flat gray, some additional red highlights added.
- Paint for the sides of the belly changed from black to red.
- Paint for hip painels changed from black to silver.
- Paint for front of the crotch changed from black to flat gray to match the rest of the crotch.
- Red circles on shin panels changed to silver, matching the surrounding area.
- In alternate mode, it appears the only visible changes are the hip panels.

That's it.

The two-pack's colors also look a little flatter, but that might just be due to the photo setup. Takara's photos (which I assume are still taken by Part One) are typicalle done against a dark backdrop, which is then digitally removed, which in turn sometimes results in a very artificial look, whereas Hasbro's photos are done against a white backdrop, resulting in a slightly more natural look.

Edited by Nevermore, 06 July 2019 - 06:22 AM.

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Big thanks to my dad for playing along with this visual recreation.

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 07:13 AM

If I had to take a guess, I'd imagine that the new two pack version probably has more vibrant and less "muddy" colors.

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 07:49 AM

other than these ten changes, it's totally the same

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 07:57 AM

On the one hand, I can't say that these changes immediately jump out.

On the other, there's probably a segment of collectors who want the best version available, even if the improvements are slight.

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 08:30 AM

The, uh, crotch being colored blue is actually mentioned on the TTM page.


"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

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 13 July 2019 - 12:15 AM

It's neat, but for me it's not TakaraTomy Mall Wants $100 For It And I Don't Know Anyone Who Can Order From TakaraTomy neat. Plus what would I do with the G1 Prime?

 

Will BBTS or some other vendor carry this?  I still don't quite know the ins and outs of TakaraTomy Mall ordering.

 

BBTS and TFSource now have preorders up. 100 USD, roughly equivalent to the 10800 JPY price on TakaraTomy Mall.

 

https://www.bigbadto...onDetails/97077

 

https://tfsource.com...-exclusive-set/





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