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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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#881 Master Fwiffo

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 09:58 PM

So, let me tell you how I accidentally ended up with 5 Gremlins in 3 days.

Its my friends fault.

So last year he introduced me to Gremlins, which is another one of those films that had been on my radar forever but Id never actually watched. And truth be told... I was not a fan. The movie had great creature designs and some great bits, but the tone of the movie was wildly inconsistent. Later, my friend insisted I sit down and watch Gremlins 2 with him, which I was reluctant to do. But he talked me into it, and son of a gun, Gremlins two was great. It was able to get the tone down proper and had hilarious parts throughout and was thoroughly memorable and fun.

Fast forward to this year, when just before Halloween (on one of my brief trips out with the broken arm) - I spied both Gremlins films for $5 a pop at Target. Snatched those up. And on rewatch, I appreciated the first film a lot more (though I still prefer the second). Around the same time, I started noticing NECA (who made my favorite Godzilla and Pacific Rim figures) had a figure or two out, so as is my custom, I started keeping my eyes open for one more critter to add to my Awesome Shelf collection.

Last Friday, at Target, I found a surprise - it was a 2 pack of Gremlins from the memorable Winter Caroler scene. Well, as I was in the market for some appropriately me holiday decor for the season, I snagged them. Theyre awesome with adorable little scarves and hats, but I was really impressed with the figures themselves - the Neca Ultimate Gremlin mold is fantastic, it looks perfect and has loads of articulation - complete with moveable ears to get lots of expression, making them look as mischievous or threatening as you like.

With the pair at work, I was curious as to what other Gremlin offerings Neca had. They have a Gizmo who looks off, and a Stripe who is fine but not one Id like (now get a Brain Gremlin in a tux and were talking!) but then I spotted this guy, the Ultimate Gamer Gremlin, a Gamestop exclusive. I saw this rascal and knew I had to have him - the popcorn bucket and the coke and glasses all just looked so fun, but what really caught me was that little game console next to him - its an almost exact replica of a Donkey Kong game console I had when I was younger. He also comes with an Atari Joystick (nolstagia from my Grandfather who had one!) and a tiny box thats a replica of the Gremlins game for Atari! All of this was too adorable to pass up. When I looked at him on Gamestops website, it informed me he was in stock at the mall, for $15 cheaper than you could get him on Amazon. One pick up later, and Im the owner of the Gamer Gremlin, my new movie watching partner.

And then I made the mistake of stopping by the hobby shop at the Mall, who had the OTHER Two Pack of Caroling Gremlins, again for $10 bucks cheaper than I saw them online.

So thats how I ended up with an entire clan of Gremlins split between work and home. Theres one more Im eyeing - the standard release of the Ultimate Gremlin which comes with movie theater snacks and 3D glasses and popcorn bags to put over his ear and a mug of beer - but Ill save that one for another time.

Now to just keep them away from water....

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 02:45 PM

I know Im double posting, but I just cannot get enough of these Gremlin figures. This guy is usually wearing the brown scarf and hat, but I decided to show off the range of expression and articulation these guys have - aided by my current Transformer obsession, BotBots. Im kinda surprised how taken I really am with these - theyre just about the perfect toys.

One nice thing is something thats usually a downside - paint variation. The figures all differ very slightly in the use of the paint apps, which makes them look more like individuals. This particular one has more brown on his chest stripes than the others, another has a slightly deformed jaw that leaves him with even more of a grimace, and so in.

These figures rule. Love em.

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#883 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 05:28 PM

Don't let them eat BotBot fruist after midni- oh, too late.

Hmm, they seem to stand very well. Elbows don't straighten?

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 05:49 PM

Don't let them eat BotBot fruist after midni- oh, too late.

Hmm, they seem to stand very well. Elbows don't straighten?


The Elbows straighten fine - I just didnt put one in a dynamic pose that required it. :p. The legs have a little bit of the chicken design going on so it does take a little bit of finangaling to get them but once standing theyre pretty stable.

Theyve got swivel and bend articulation for ears, shoulders, elbows, wrists, thighs and both knees. Also two points in the neck, abdomen articulation, and ball jointed feet. Its pretty complete - about the only position I wasnt able to get him into that I tried was putting his arms behind his head like he was lying on a beach - elbows didnt quite bend enough for that.

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 08:05 PM

A neat Gremlins-adjacent toyline that got kickstarted last month is Plunderlings.I think they're gonna start coming out in early next year.

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 08:53 PM

A few quick shots from my Gremlins shelf (which has become crowded and chaotic, as it should be) to go with Master Fwiffo's love. 

 

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 09:52 PM

Nice! Looks like youve been collecting the little buggers for awhile. Hows the Ultimate Gizmo?

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 06:26 AM

The pics you posted had their elbows all bent so I thought they were stuck that way, hehe.

Late for Halloween but totally a Christmas set up :)

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 06:54 PM

Nice! Looks like youve been collecting the little buggers for awhile. Hows the Ultimate Gizmo?

 

That's just "Sad Gizmo", I didn't bother picking up Ultimate Gizmo. I prefer his original look over his G2 look so I waited for this one, back when they were actual doing waves of Gremlins figures. Though the "Rambo" Gizmo would be nice to go with the Spider Gremlin. Which, incidentally, NECA re-released the Spider Gremlin recently (within the last year?) so it's still available for regular retail pricing online. The sculpting and paint on that are insane, as you'd expect. 

Yeah I've been a fan since the first movie was released in '84, and following what NECA's been releasing since 2003. I thought those original releases were great, but of course they keep outdoing themselves with the new stuff. (The older Gremlins toys just get shoved to the back of the shelf as crowd filler!) You just have to be patient with NECA and this license, but they've got a pretty strong batting average for getting stuff they've shown out eventually. I think we're down to just Greta (the girl Gremlin) and a "type 2" style Gremlin from G2 for figures that they've shown that haven't been released yet. Besides some pods and melting Gremlins. 

I'd love to seem them do some "metamorphosis" box sets, with a mogwai, cocoon, and Gremlin. I'd kinda hate it because I wouldn't want to rebuy some of the figures just to get some pods, but it would let them reuse a lot of their tooling and may reach a new audience now that they're in Target. 



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Posted 23 November 2019 - 07:30 AM

Gremlins is the one movie that, even tho I've only seen it a couple times, my brain can recall the theme music instantly.



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Posted 27 November 2019 - 11:42 AM

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 12:58 PM

Gremlins is the one movie that, even tho I've only seen it a couple times, my brain can recall the theme music instantly.

 

Welp, that's in my head now. Thanks, Megs.



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Posted 01 December 2019 - 03:56 PM

If you meet someone under the hanging Luke you kiss... Or lop their arm off.
 
 
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#895 Master Fwiffo

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 05:16 PM

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I officially have the best Candy Dish in the office.

Yum.. Yum...


Also Target had a 10 pack of Neca stands. They elevate these near perfect figures to perfection as they now dont risk falling over.

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 11:02 PM

Speaking of Gremlins:
https://twitter.com/...6891436037?s=21

Oh God how many of these things am I going to buy?

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 10:13 PM

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I've been getting into Jazwares' 4" Fortnite stuff and I'd been wanting to break my lightbox back out for a while now.



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Posted 24 January 2020 - 10:35 PM

I kinda dig the guy on fire.  What's his name and how's he packed?



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Posted 24 January 2020 - 10:47 PM

Inferno, and he's just a normal single pack figure. I think McFarlane has a 7" version of him too.

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 09:30 AM

Just received Ahaw Kin and a couple of accessory sets from Animal Warriors of the Kingdom. I ordered a bunch of the deluxe figures (which are scheduled for the end of this year), but the crew at Spero was able to get the regular-sized guys out now.

 

The major differences between this series, and series 1: The plastic. They're using a stiffer, and in my opinion, better, plastic for the figures. The result is a figure that <<feels>> better. You know how, when you get a great Transformer in hand, and you can just tell by holding it how well it's made? Like, Siege Springer? That's handfeel. Ahaw Kin, because of the better plastic, has a great handfeel.

 

Because of the stronger plastic, he holds to my generic figure stand well. Included with the figure is a letter suggesting that you dunk the figure in hot water to loosen the joints.

 

Another difference between series 1 and 2: These are on smaller cards. Fine by me. Makes 'em easier to store.

 

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Here he is, using the blade from the Frostbite-Metallic White set.

 

The paint gradient on this guy is great. My plan is to get a second one, use the alternate head and deck him out with other gear.

 

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Ahaw Kin has other weapons, but I while I was taking pictures I was also waiting for my Insta Pot to finish dinner and I just didn't get 'em out. So, now you know too much about my life.

 

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In addition to the Frostbite weapons set, I also got the Iron Armor set. One of my customs volunteered to show some of those pieces off for me.

 

In summary, these are great figures. Pick 'em up while you can. I can't wait to get the deluxe guys in hand, and the team at Spero has been up-front and great about communicating about when we can expect them. It's a major win to get the regular figures in hand so early.





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