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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 Bass X0

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 07:18 AM

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 07:23 AM

Something wrong with that link.

#3 Bass X0

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 07:46 AM

Something wrong with that link.


Yes, try the second one. I can’t copy and paste text on this phone but I can do Links.

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 11:26 AM

GUARANTEE it will be some sort of online exclusive.  For no other reason than retailers won't have any idea where to put a product like this...



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Posted 25 September 2019 - 11:31 AM

Cool


 
 
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#6 wonko the sane?

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 11:39 AM

... Neat.

 

Gonna keep my eye on this. Might need to get one or two for my niece.


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Posted 25 September 2019 - 01:39 PM

Pretty cute. 

 

GUARANTEE it will be some sort of online exclusive.  For no other reason than retailers won't have any idea where to put a product like this...

 

Odds are vanishingly slim it'd be anywhere but "with the rest of the dolls". I mean even Walmart has to give Lego its own aisle. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#8 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 01:09 PM

The toy tuber I follow opened up his set already, well five of them. You can see how the hair works. It wasn't two wigs, shame that.


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Posted 27 September 2019 - 11:09 AM

Well, this makes them the dullest drag kids ever.

 

These dolls are, frankly, really boring. They look like junior high kids really dull junior high kids, a concept Barbie's Team Stacie has been trying to make happen for months to no avail. I mean, Moxie Girlz were painfully wholesome, but they were actually cute and their clothes didn't look like Barbie Sweet Orchard Farm rejects.

 

I'm personally not glad that Mattel let Wild Hearts Crew die over this, but I'm certain this won't do better than that because both lines suffered from what appears to be creator-led indulgence.

 

I mean I've been wrong before, I didn't love L.O.L. O.M.G. but those have been tearing up the market. Speaking of, that's the doll market these are going into, so I have no doubts about this line's swift death.

 

 

 For no other reason than retailers won't have any idea where to put a product like this...

 

Dolls like Liv (and it's currently running ripoff, #Snapstar) have already done wholely removable wigs), while My Scene, Barbie Fashionistas and Bratz have all had lines where you changed character's entire torsos.


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Posted 27 September 2019 - 11:15 AM

Pretty cute. 
 

GUARANTEE it will be some sort of online exclusive.  For no other reason than retailers won't have any idea where to put a product like this...

 
Odds are vanishingly slim it'd be anywhere but "with the rest of the dolls". I mean even Walmart has to give Lego its own aisle.


Yeah I'm not seeing why they'd be anywhere else. It's not like toy stores sort thing based on characters' genders after all.

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 03:18 PM

Yeah, it's a fashion doll with brushable hair, it's going to be in the fashion doll aisle.

 

It might do well financially, it might not, but regardless I think it's great. 



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Posted 02 October 2019 - 01:14 AM

Ever since I found out about the existence of this line the day it came out, I've been dreading this moment.

 

As a concept that's out there, in the hands of children, or even in the hands of adults; I don't like this. However, I guess, in the hands of adults, I don't mind it as much as I would otherwise. Partly because I'd have never heard of them again in that case (has anybody heard of Curvy Girls?).

 

I'd be vague about it, but I think we all know the reasons why I don't like this fall squarely in the domain of P&R.

 

There, I said it.


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Posted 02 October 2019 - 01:20 AM

Lol


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 02 October 2019 - 04:12 AM

Ever since I found out about the existence of this line the day it came out, I've been dreading this moment.
 
As a concept that's out there, in the hands of children, or even in the hands of adults; I don't like this. However, I guess, in the hands of adults, I don't mind it as much as I would otherwise. Partly because I'd have never heard of them again in that case (has anybody heard of Curvy Girls?).
 
I'd be vague about it, but I think we all know the reasons why I don't like this fall squarely in the domain of P&R.
 
There, I said it.


Oooh, which thread in P&R?

How are the dolls tracking so far? Doing well?

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 05:00 AM

Oooh, which thread in P&R?

 

The LGBT thread, where else?

 

How are the dolls tracking so far? Doing well?

 

I cannot tell, and I think it'll be a while before you can tell anything really.

 

Trying to track anything through Amazon's various metrics (Pre-orders, wish lists and such) is never very reliable but it has been blown to bits by the L.O.L. Surprise brand. L.O.L. Winter Disco is on preorder, and the O.M.G. dolls just came out, so it's even worse than normal.

 

On YouTube, they've probably done about as well as Wild Hearts Crew? Though Mattel paid a few more influencers this time around, they don't seem to have helped. However, outside of collectible blind-bag toys, this is also a poor metric. However, despite Cookie Swirl C (doll influencer who I don't like/know much about but is immensely popular) having Mattel make a doll of her, she hasn't put up a video of them yet so I guess the numbers won't really be out until that happens.

 

However, compared to Wild Hearts Crew, there is one video of them that has broken 1m views, by some kidfluencer I do not know. WHC didn't manage that.

 

It'll all really depend on what's on clearance January 2020, I'd say.


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Posted 02 October 2019 - 05:26 AM

The LGBT thread, where else?

You've avoided saying anything aside from talking about dolls like a loaded handgun but I'm already pretty confident I could give you some alternatives.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#17 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 06:31 AM

Whoa! I only know the name Cookie Swirl C from that guy toy tuber that I follow. Didn't know she has a doll of herself.

Yeah, I think it's the adult market that would pick up on the line. Still want it to succeed.

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:27 AM

It's a very recent thing (like this same week maybe?). Going by what's happened this year, Mattel seems to have realized that they need to embrace marketing techniques beyond "put Barbie on shelf and wait for the inevitable".

 

Well, Wild Hearts Crew notwithstanding.

 

Though it was sad to pull up an influencer video recently and see the blatant "Mattel literally paid us to review this" language (usually all you have to do is send people stuff for free... though I guess that has it's own pitfalls).

 

You've avoided saying anything aside from talking about dolls like a loaded handgun but I'm already pretty confident I could give you some alternatives.

 

From what I understand, topics like this are indeed giant loaded handguns and really the only person I'm going to shoot is myself. Plus, I know a lot about dolls and I'm super-wordy by nature.

 

But at this point, what the heck, what do you suggest?


Edited by fourteenwings, 02 October 2019 - 07:28 AM.

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 10:54 AM

Great Big Toybox reviewed these in case anyone wants a detailed look.  (Very honest toy reviewer, not just a shill.)  I'm watching right now, and aside from it being nice to have non-binary or non-gender-specific dolls, they also just look like very cool toys.  Nice quality and really nice presentation with the packaging.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=wGKIqNP_Xs0


Edited by blueskyscribe, 02 October 2019 - 11:00 AM.


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Posted 02 October 2019 - 01:42 PM

These seem really cool, and fill a sorely unfuflfilled niche in children's dolls.

And like, it's just really damn cool to have gender neutral/nonbinary stuff like that out there in a major brand. While yeah they're out to make a buck off progressive and/or queer parents and kids, it's always nice to see this kind of support out there. = ]

EDIT: Will have to watch that video, thanks Blueskyscribe!

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