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@  ▲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.

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:58 AM)

Ooooh. Overload arrived. He's surprisingly fun.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.


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Hasbro GI Joe Q&A 2011 Round 6 - due Monday, October 31


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#21 Fortress Ironhold

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 11:41 AM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Mar 20 2011, 11:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd also like to suggest this one:

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Last year fans were assured that a mass retail Sgt. Slaughter was being "looked into." Did anything come of that? Is there a chance that a more widely-available version of this popular character will be released?



That's part of the reason why I asked about the Mauler / Equalizer:

Heavy Metal's already been released at retail, so unless Hasbro wants to give us the 1991 version of Rampage as the Mauler driver we'd have somewhat better odds of seeing Marauders Sarge driving an Equalizer.

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 12:32 PM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Mar 20 2011, 12:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd also like to suggest this one:

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Last year fans were assured that a mass retail Sgt. Slaughter was being "looked into." Did anything come of that? Is there a chance that a more widely-available version of this popular character will be released?


That was answered some time before Christmas (some where) it ended up being a one time deal, and there will be no retail Sgt. Slaughter.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 12:58 PM

Answers!

1) GI Joe Renegades is quickly building a new, refreshed version of the GI Joe history in unique ways. Is this a fictional world that Hasbro and its partners are eager to explore through media outside of the television show? Or will the "Renegades" cartoon be the only place these stories will be told?

2) Given the upcoming Skystriker release, are their any other classic vehicles you would like to restore or revisit in the modern era (please give examples)?
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2) The Sky Striker is a perfect fit for the 30th anniversary line. However, we do love our vehicles here at Hasbro, and we would love to revisit other classics if the demand is there and if it fits into our larger strategy. Unfortunately, we cannot cite examples.


3) Fans have noticed the so-called "Ross phenomenon", in which so many items - be they previously considered canceled such as the RoC Polar Sharc, Lava Pod and Tiger Rat or in some cases brand new such as the PoC Black HISS and VAMP - appear to by-pass the large, "first tier" retailers completely. Without delving into too many specifics, can you give a brief statement and/or insight on the forces behind this relatively small chain of stores receiving these figures and vehicles, and how/if they will effect the brand going forward?
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3) Marketing a toy line has a lot of challenges. The "Ross phenomenon" is one of the challenges. As you know, the Rise of Cobra line did not perform as well as expected. As a result, many of the RoC toys ended up being marked down at places like Ross. The buyer for Ross clearly has a love for G.I. Joe and was willing to take excess inventory. However, this is not part of any strategy. Ideally we would like our mainline retailers to have the newest product available in all markets.


Submissions for next round are due by Monday, May 9, 2011!

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 01:22 PM


So the JoeQ and As are still going. Cool. Haven't heard anything about the TF ones in forever it feels like. Anyone know what's up there?

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 01:26 PM

Ever since the movie line, there has seemed to be a major disconnect between the team designing the GI Joe vehicles and the team creating the stickers for them. Again and again, we're seeing decals that don't fit in the spaces where we're told to put them, that are supposed to impossibly lie flat over protruding plastic details, and that are shown in totally different locations between the instructions and the pictures on the boxes. As annoying as this may be for collectors, it must be even more frustrating for kids who are looking for simple directions for completing their toys. How does this keep happening, and are any steps being taken to put an end to the phenomenon?
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#26 NightViper

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 01:27 PM

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So the JoeQ and As are still going. Cool. Haven't heard anything about the TF ones in forever it feels like. Anyone know what's up there?


They haven't sent out the TF schedules yet. We'll post information when we get it.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 02:03 PM

Interesting. I'm glad they sort of answered the ROSS question - at least where RoC stuff was concerned, though that answer was fairly obvious. I guess reading between the lines it just seems ROSS was the only one to take the other stuff maybe.
 
 
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:37 PM

Given the minor glut of Tiger Force Flint, Tiger Force Duke, Python Crimson Guardsman, and Python Officers at retail, can we presume - what with the convention exclusives this year rounding out the vintage Python Patrol line-up - what does this mean for the odds of the classic sub-teams (Tiger Force, Python Patrol, Slaughter's Marauders, et cetra) being given mass releases once the new product begins shipping in earnest?

Would it be possible to incorporate original characters from Battle Action Force (UK / Europe) and Commandos Em Acao (South America) into the main retail line, or are they obscure enough to where they aren't on the table?

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:52 PM

Is it just wishful thinking to hope that the Ross answer might have implications for late RtS stuff that other retailers never picked up (wanting to clear things out for the next TF movie) might show up there instead?

(Windcharger as Ross exclusive = fan rage, I know, but even so)

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:53 PM

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QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Apr 28 2011, 02:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So the JoeQ and As are still going. Cool. Haven't heard anything about the TF ones in forever it feels like. Anyone know what's up there?


They haven't sent out the TF schedules yet. We'll post information when we get it.


BotCon's in 5 weeks. I'm sure we'll have TONS of information coming soon.

-SS (Certainly, a helluva lot more than a Q&A would answer.)


#31 Dake

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 07:06 PM

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Would it be possible to incorporate original characters from Battle Action Force (UK / Europe) and Commandos Em Acao (South America) into the main retail line, or are they obscure enough to where they aren't on the table?


This has been asked before and the answer is the closest they'll get are homages like pilot Scarlett.
 
 
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#32 NightViper

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 09:39 PM

QUOTE(StarSaber @ Apr 28 2011, 06:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NightViper @ Apr 28 2011, 02:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Apr 28 2011, 02:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So the JoeQ and As are still going. Cool. Haven't heard anything about the TF ones in forever it feels like. Anyone know what's up there?


They haven't sent out the TF schedules yet. We'll post information when we get it.


BotCon's in 5 weeks. I'm sure we'll have TONS of information coming soon.

-SS (Certainly, a helluva lot more than a Q&A would answer.)


This first round of GI Joe Q&A was due the week before JoeCon...So they apparently aren't too concerned about timing them to coincide with conventions.

#33 NightViper

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 09:42 PM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Apr 28 2011, 06:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Given the minor glut of Tiger Force Flint, Tiger Force Duke, Python Crimson Guardsman, and Python Officers at retail, can we presume - what with the convention exclusives this year rounding out the vintage Python Patrol line-up - what does this mean for the odds of the classic sub-teams (Tiger Force, Python Patrol, Slaughter's Marauders, et cetra) being given mass releases once the new product begins shipping in earnest?


You may want to rewrite that question. You kinda change gears right in the middle there.

"can we presume...what does this mean for"

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 03:24 PM

Five days left! Keep those questions coming!

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 04:12 PM

1) Why do Bravo class vehicle drivers have so few paint applications?

2) Does the team that designs stickers on the GIJoe vehicles work in conjuction with the design team, and are the stickers tested out beforehand? Because it's been noted amongst the fandom that sticker applications are getting frustratingly complicated.

3) Why is the new VAMP Mk2 such a minor departure from the new VAMP Mk1? Aside from a minor color change on the suspension, its only change is a different driver.

4) The Rise Of Cobra PIT Commando figure, with its numerous vests, helmets, weapons and other gear, was a tremendous hit. Are there any plans to create a similar "modular" figure for the Cobras?

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 07:04 PM

5) Given the upcoming release of a new Steel Brigade figure, might it be possible for a customizable filecard to be made available, even if only as an online "game"?

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#37 NightViper

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 08:37 PM

Last call!

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 09:34 PM

What led to the decision of using POC Beachhead's head in green for the new POC Steel Brigade? Doesn't that make him look a bit too much like Beachhead?

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 08 May 2011 - 10:37 PM

1. How was the character roster chosen for Renegades, as there is some more obscure characters making their way into the animated series (like Red Star, Airtight, etc.) & did Hasbro influence the writers in anyway getting these choices made?

2. What is some new & innovative ideas Hasbro hopes to bring to the 30th anniversary line (new joints, sculpting detail, etc.)?

3. The cancelled Jungle Attack Storm Shadow has some wonderful gear, weapons, is their a chance we will see some of his unique items (like the webgear) on a future figure?

4. Can we have more information about how the Python Patrol Croc Master & Concept Blowtorch are being released?

5. Is there anymore information you can share with us about the 2011 7-packs?

6. Is there any chance Hasbro could add mp3's of the themes & music onto their Hub website of our favorite shows like GI Joe Renegades so that fans may enjoy the scores created for these great cartoons.

7. How does the creative team decide which weapons characters will carry while in development?

8. Is there any plans for more small scale vehicles moving forward with the 30th line?

9. Temple Guardian Snake Eyes was originally planned as a Resolute comic pack release & now has finally made it into POC, will other unreleased figures see new opportunities for release in the 30th line?

10. Can you tell us which waves figures like Renegades Ripcord, Scarlett, Tunnel Rat & more have been designated to in 30th?



#40 NightViper

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 03:05 PM

Answers for Round 2!

(Also, Round 3 was due during Botcon. I apologize, but I was not able to send any questions in.)

1) Does the team that designs stickers on the GI Joe vehicles work in conjunction with the design team, and are the stickers tested out beforehand? Because it's been noted amongst the fandom that sticker applications are getting frustratingly complicated.

QUOTE(Hasbro)
That?s a great question. During the production process, the stickers are often the very last thing that is completed. The same designers which design the vehicles are the ones which design the label art. Recently, in vehicles like the HISS tank and the SKYSTRIKER, the designers have included optional stickers which allow the owner of the vehicle to customize it his/her way. As for the label adhesion, this is something that we work on all of the time, and it is not an exact science. Oftentimes it has to do with the type of plastic which the labels are adhering to. Polypropylene, which is used in many G.I. Joe vehicles, is notorious for not accepting stickers. We are certainly aware of the issue and are continuing to try to improve upon the sticker placements and adhesion.

2) Given the upcoming release of a new Steel Brigade figure, might it be possible for a customizable file card to be made available, even if only as an online "game"?
QUOTE(Hasbro)
That's a great idea and we will look into it.

3) The cancelled Jungle Attack Storm Shadow has some wonderful gear, weapons, is their a chance we will see some of his unique items (like the webgear) on a future figure?
QUOTE(Hasbro)
We like that figure too. The vest is definitely tooled up, as is the cool set of weapons. Someday it may find a home in the line, but there are no plans for it right now.