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@  Sabrblade : (14 July 2020 - 03:33 PM)


@  Paladin : (14 July 2020 - 06:18 AM)

the correct answwer to "who shot first" will always be "Harrison Ford if he ever hears that hugging question again."

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 July 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Han shot first. Plain and simple.

@  -LittleAutob... : (13 July 2020 - 06:21 PM)


@  Bass X0 : (13 July 2020 - 05:26 PM)

"Here's a little---whatever. A little thing. A disclosure. An insight. Revisionism---I've always been fascinated by it. By the idea of a writer going back and altering things. Make no mistake: an edit is a profoundly aggressive act. As Froid once said, we grieve for the murdered word. If you want to get the measure of an author, don't look at what they've left on the page.... look at what they've taken away." -- Rung (MTMTE #28)

@  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)


@  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)


@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)


@  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)


@  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)


@  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)


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Would you guys still enjoy transformers if it was pilot mech show

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#1 Roddie Luver

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Posted 31 December 2019 - 06:12 PM

Like Gundam
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Posted 31 December 2019 - 06:17 PM

Nah, non-living robots are boring.


Although I'll admit I actually do like Masterforce the best of the three Japanese series, but I'd hardly want that to be the norm. Plus that still had regular living Transformers in it.

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Posted 31 December 2019 - 06:26 PM

I'm not a fiction guy really but, the fact that these robots have souls and personalities goes a long way in making the brand feel unique.


even if that just involves me getting a bot in the post and then looking up what disorder they have on the wiki, it's a lovely thing.

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Posted 31 December 2019 - 06:28 PM

No. They need to be alive. Without that, the fantasy isn't there for me.

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Posted 31 December 2019 - 06:31 PM

Yeah, I prefer the Transformers be characters themselves, not vehicles for other characters to pilot.


Now, I am happy to take Transforming Mecha in addition to Transformers.

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Posted 31 December 2019 - 06:41 PM

Indeed. Straight up piloted mecha, kinda defeats the purpose of Transformers. But yeah, piloted mecha IN a TF show as well as the Transformers, thst has potential.


piloted mecha by themselves would just be Diaclone.



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Posted 31 December 2019 - 06:45 PM

If the show is written well I could enjoy it but if its not robots piloting transtectors, it wouldnt be Transformers.


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Posted 31 December 2019 - 07:12 PM

Only if they defeat their enemies not with bullets, but with Love and Music.

Seriously, though, I am on the piloted mechs alongside living Transformers bandwagon. Or Cyborgs from the planet Gobotron.

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Posted 31 December 2019 - 08:01 PM

I started with Beast Wars. What drew me into that show was its characters' personalities and that they were robots that could also turn into animals.


I cannot see how Beast Wars would have even worked if the robots were instead piloted mechs, especially since the robots in that show were all roughly human-sized instead of giant-sized. They'd have either had to have been androids piloted by intelligent hamsters, or be contortionists in organic-looking Iron Man suits.

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Posted 31 December 2019 - 08:07 PM

as much as I love Robotech... Jetfire means more to me than the VF-1s  

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Posted 31 December 2019 - 09:04 PM

"Would you guys still enjoy Transformers if it lost one of it's defining features?"

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Posted 31 December 2019 - 09:18 PM

*reads through responses*


So, the Brave franchise? Especially Dagwon, since it is the only one with the equivalent of transtectors.  (Gai's deal is closer to US binary bonding since Galeon DOES have a mind of his own.)

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Posted 31 December 2019 - 09:53 PM

The original would have gotten lost in the shuffle among the imported mecha anime (even with the percentage being imported as low as it was in the 80s; we still had Voltron and Robotech as major successes, and a lot of less widely aired ones that probably would have gotten more exposure if one of the existing mega-successes had been less so).


Beast Wars might have been a spinoff of GoBots instead of Transformers in this universe.

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 01:19 AM

I don't think I would. Just have zero interest in piloted Mecha (not counting Power Rangers, oddly, and Voltron -- although my interest in the latter never came close to keeping pace with that for TF). I've even lost interest in interesting-seeming, decently written fan fiction once it started incorporating Macross or Gundam or whatever-inspired piloted-mecha as a subsequent plot development.

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 02:14 AM

only if the piloted mech were not-so-secretly the pilots' moms

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 07:34 AM

No. There were plenty of piloted mecha lines back in the day, the concept never captured my imagination the way Transformers did.

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 09:05 AM

Hard to say, honestly, because it would depend on the story and when I was growing up, Robotech never got across the pond at least that I am aware of while Gobots did along with many other shows from the 80s, yet some were better than others, I recall the first ep of TF I ever saw and that was Fire in the Sky, after that, I wanted more but the problem was, I had no clue of sheduling and it was on a channel that tended to have breakfast news before school.


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Posted 01 January 2020 - 12:01 PM

That's a negatory.

I mean, "enjoy", sure, I liked Robotech as a kid. But part of what made me the kind of fan who isn't spending the first day of 2020 on a Robotech forum is that robots have always captured my imagination more than humans. Most of my other toyline collections started with their robot characters (B.A.T. for G.I. Joe, Roboto for He-Man. I desperately wanted Man-E-Faces just because he had a robot face, but he remained ever my MotU holy grail).

I remember the disappointment I felt when I was first exploring anime and realized virtually all the cool giant robot designs were just vehicles for humans to drive around. I still don't understand why the TF/Gobots-style approach isn't more popular there - you'd think at the very least they'd get bored of non-sentient mecha when they're swimming in a sea of them - but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 01:09 PM

I remember the disappointment I felt when I was first exploring anime and realized virtually all the cool giant robot designs were just vehicles for humans to drive around. I still don't understand why the TF/Gobots-style approach isn't more popular there - you'd think at the very least they'd get bored of non-sentient mecha when they're swimming in a sea of them - but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I get the impression that the standard for robots as characters with dialogue tends to be on the smaller scale, e.g. Medabots, but I'm not sure if that's really the case.

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 02:39 PM

I swear I've read somewhere that, at least in terms of modern stuff, sentient mecha shows are aimed at a younger audience than piloted mecha ones. I mean even compared to piloted mecha shows already aimed at kids.


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