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@  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.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 July 2020 - 03:14 PM)

Convert him to Maple Syrup.


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Gundam Discussion: The Wings of A Boy Who Killed Adolescence

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#12381 Demovere Xeno

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 11:59 PM

*SD Gundam G Generation video*

Heh, all I see now is a trailer for upcoming CS kits. :p

 

Figuring out what to pick as my first post-tiny-bear kit just became a lot easier when I discovered that these dudes have a whole bunch of stuff in 7-Eleven decoes. This hobby and I are going to get along just fine. <3

Your next order of business after that should be getting HGs with compatible backs so that they can play babysitters to your Petit'gguys. :p



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Posted 21 January 2019 - 02:20 AM

OH MY GOD IS THAT A THING

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 03:29 AM

Since Build Fighters there's been an intentional drive with at least HGs being as modular as possible so you can swap parts and packs. The Beargguy's tend to have parts to help accommodate this. Further, Petitgguys (the kind you have) come with little chairs that can attach to the backpacks of Beargguys and other HGs.

Likewise the holes in areas like Petitgguys hands and backs likewise allow add on parts

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 06:05 AM

Well gosh. If my googlage is reliable I have perhaps screwed myself out of "chair strikers" (?) by choosing two Petit'gguys (WHAT IS THAT NAME) with cool accessories - Surf Green with guitar and Sodapop Blue with icecandy. But that's okay, there will be more Petit'gguys in my future.

I know these guys are so simple and tiny, but I just can't believe how much fun it was to build them. I'm so keen to try something bigger.

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 07:21 PM

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These things are SO adorable and come in really cool colours. 

 

But okay what is this thing? I couldn't see them in the instructions. 

 

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[annoying stream of newb questions continues]


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#12386 Demovere Xeno

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 08:57 PM

Ah, it looks like you can use that adapter to attach the Petit'gguy directly to the back of a mobile suit with a two-peg backpack connection.


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Posted 21 January 2019 - 09:15 PM

Ah, that's cool. I sort of assumed that was probably the case, but not knowing what sort of junk the mobile suit fellows have on their backs I was super unsure. Ta. 

 

It does indeed have two pegs underneath, and I was like... well, these two pegs sure don't connect to anything in this box as far as I can tell, so...


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Posted 21 January 2019 - 10:16 PM

My advice would be to do a HG if you're looking for something more detailed. Gunpla has several grades which range in complexity.

SD/BB Senshi- Cute squashed down kits of canon Gundam mecha or sometimes variations casting them as samurai, knights, etc. Fun builds but sadly vary wildly in quality. Recent ones for example look poor without paint.

HG 1/144- The iconic Gunpla. This is what most Gundam kits fall under. Multi colour construction that generally looks fine out of the box. Pretty much every Gundam series gets HG kits as it releases, alongside a legacy line commonly referred to as HGUC. This line does updated kits of older designs from the central UC timeline but was recently opened up to include other timelines. So a kit from Gundam Wing, set in the AC timeline, will be marked HGAC.

RG 1/144- Highly detailed kits, not recommended until you have experience. Based on the aesthetic of the lifesize Gundam that stood for a time in Japan, these kits depict mobile suits with a level of detail they'd have if they were real. Full inner frame, wider variety of parts shading and A LOT of markings. Look really nice when done but the kits show a real learning curve from the designers (some very fiddly, over complicated parts in earlier releases).

MG 1/100- Bigger kits aimed at older fans with the budget for them. MGs will generally be the definitive version of a suit in kit form. Sadly, the line is semi retired now due to Bandai experimenting with the competing Re 1/100 line.

PG 1/60- Termed Perfect Grade, but that can be misleading. Huge kits that only really popular designs receive, featuring all the gimmicks Bandai can muster. The problem is that is because these are so rare it's not unheard of for more recent smaller kits to be better. I have PG 00 Raiser and the later MG avoids some of its mistakes.


If you're looking to watch something from the franchise, Build Fighters should still be free to watch on YouTube. It's a 25 episode show set in a proxy for reality where Gundam is now a global success, backed by an arcade game where you can bring your Gunpla to life to battle other players. It's a good introduction if you don't want to wade into a 50 episode traditional Gundam war drama. It's followed by Build Fighters Try, set a few years later, and Build Divers, a spiritual sequel in a new timeline. Again, all should be free to legally watch on YouTube via the official Gundam.Info channel.

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 10:36 PM

There's also Iron Blooded Orphans, which is a damn solid series, even if season 2 is a bit scattered.  Generally fantastic 1/144 kits with a big focus on customizability.



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Posted 21 January 2019 - 10:42 PM

My advice would be to do a HG if you're looking for something more detailed. Gunpla has several grades which range in complexity.

SD/BB Senshi- Cute squashed down kits of canon Gundam mecha or sometimes variations casting them as samurai, knights, etc. Fun builds but sadly vary wildly in quality. Recent ones for example look poor without paint.

HG 1/144- The iconic Gunpla. This is what most Gundam kits fall under. Multi colour construction that generally looks fine out of the box. Pretty much every Gundam series gets HG kits as it releases, alongside a legacy line commonly referred to as HGUC. This line does updated kits of older designs from the central UC timeline but was recently opened up to include other timelines. So a kit from Gundam Wing, set in the AC timeline, will be marked HGAC.

To add to this, Maruten: your Petit'gguys are meant to go with HGs, if you want babysitters for them. :p

 

Since you also seem to be enjoying the Petit'gguys' cuteness factor, another option for SDs is the new SD Cross Silhouette line (two of which I posted pics of on the previous page). This new line is essentially HG for super-deformed designs, with excellent plastic color separation so they look good even when just snap-built and slightly tweaked proportions for the right mix of 'adorable' and 'badass'. :D Their main gimmick is their universal inner frame, which allows for part-swapping between units and comes in two flavors: the classic SD-style frame with squatter proportions, and the Cross Silhouette frame (sold separately, alas) that makes them more G Generation/Super Robot Wars-esque and gives them elbow and knee joints.


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 12:25 AM

 

The total cast list:

☆新機動戦記ガンダムW
☆新機動戦記ガンダムW デュアルストーリー G-UNIT
 新機動戦記ガンダムW BATTLEFIELD OF PACIFIST
 新機動戦記ガンダムW Endless Waltz 敗者たちの栄光
☆新機動戦記ガンダムW Endless Waltz
☆機動戦士ガンダムSEED
 機動戦士ガンダムSEED MSV
☆機動戦士ガンダムSEED ASTRAY
 機動戦士ガンダムSEED ASTRAY R
 機動戦士ガンダムSEED ASTRAY B
☆機動戦士ガンダムSEED XASTRAY
☆機動戦士ガンダムSEED DESTINY
 機動戦士ガンダムSEED DESTINY-MSV
 機動戦士ガンダムSEED DESTINY ASTRAY
☆機動戦士ガンダムSEED C.E.73 STARGAZER
 機動戦士ガンダムSEED C.E.73 ΔASTRAY
 機動戦士ガンダムSEED FRAME ASTRAYS
 機動戦士ガンダムSEED VS ASTRAY
 機動戦士ガンダムSEED DESTINY ASTRAY R
 機動戦士ガンダムSEED DESTINY ASTRAY B
☆機動戦士ガンダム00
 機動戦士ガンダム00P
☆機動戦士ガンダム00F
 機動戦士ガンダム00I
 機動戦士ガンダム00V
 機動戦士ガンダム00V戦記
☆劇場版機動戦士ガンダム00 -A wakening of the Trailblazer-
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☆機動戦士ガンダム 鉄血のオルフェンズ
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#12392 Maruten

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 04:36 AM

My advice would be to do a HG if you're looking for something more detailed. Gunpla has several grades which range in complexity.
SD/BB Senshi- Cute squashed down kits of canon Gundam mecha or sometimes variations casting them as samurai, knights, etc. Fun builds but sadly vary wildly in quality. Recent ones for example look poor without paint.
HG 1/144- The iconic Gunpla. This is what most Gundam kits fall under. Multi colour construction that generally looks fine out of the box. Pretty much every Gundam series gets HG kits as it releases, alongside a legacy line commonly referred to as HGUC. This line does updated kits of older designs from the central UC timeline but was recently opened up to include other timelines. So a kit from Gundam Wing, set in the AC timeline, will be marked HGAC.

To add to this, Maruten: your Petit'gguys are meant to go with HGs, if you want babysitters for them. :p
 
Since you also seem to be enjoying the Petit'gguys' cuteness factor, another option for SDs is the new SD Cross Silhouette line (two of which I posted pics of on the previous page). This new line is essentially HG for super-deformed designs, with excellent plastic color separation so they look good even when just snap-built and slightly tweaked proportions for the right mix of 'adorable' and 'badass'. :D Their main gimmick is their universal inner frame, which allows for part-swapping between units and comes in two flavors: the classic SD-style frame with squatter proportions, and the Cross Silhouette frame (sold separately, alas)that makes them more G Generation/Super Robot Wars-esque and gives them elbow and knee joints.
Thanks both. Popped into the one store in town that sells this stuff and grabbed an HG, through the rigorous selection process of "what's in stock and looks cool?" It's, uh, a... blue Astray, I think. Choosing between red and blue was hard! Fingers crossed. Very confident that I don't want to go past HG at this point from the sound of it.

SD Gundam is kind of an iconic thing to me, it was one of those things that you'd see around in the olden days before anyone really knew what it was. So I was interested in that, but then the kits looked a little too SD. If there's a mechanism for making them a bit leggier, well, that's a good thing to know, ta. I'm interested in that.

I'm worried about panel lining. I can imagine that a lot of these things are big lumps of foggy-detailed white plastic without it, but the idea of working with those fiddly little lines is just horrifying. I'd sort of hoped maybe a super thin black wash might settle in there without jacking up everything else but I did a bit of testing on some leftover bear runner and I don't think it's a winner. But that's a problem for another day! I'm getting ahead of myself.

I'm sure I will be checking out some anime. I had thought the premise of the Build Bleepers stuff didn't sound up my alley, but the more I learn about it the more I think I'll just have to give it a crack because gosh it's all so cute. I wish there was some bloody manga on ComiXology or Kindle.

Edited by Maruten, 22 January 2019 - 04:42 AM.

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 02:29 PM

Maruten:

I wouldn't worry about panel lining.  I got the "official" Gundam panel liners and a polyurethane eraser (the white kind) and even with my nerve damaged hands, got some damn fine results, especially narrowing down to "key" details.

 

As far as series, I will say that the first season of Build Fighters is ASTONISHINGLY good.  Like, WAY better than a show like that has any real right to be.  And the English dub is passable in a late 90s sort of way.  Not great, but the voices won't give you a headache either.

The other two series are...pretty much what you would expect for a series like that.

 

Hulu (if you have that) also has some Gundam, including the Origin Series, Unicorn, Wing, 00, and 08th MS Team in English.  They also have Seed, but that's only subbed and is supposed to be getting a new dub later this year anyway.



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Posted 22 January 2019 - 05:12 PM

Can't access Hulu in a sensible way here, but between Crunchyroll and Animelab we've got Reconguista, IBO, Origin, Divers/Fighters (no Try?), G, 00, Seed, and Unicorn (Re:0096), so a reasonable amount of stuff to try. 

 

The original series was smooshed into a movie trilogy, right? Is that in print in the US right now? Would much rather stream than add to my DVD piles, but I'd like a taste of the early stuff so may import physically. 


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 05:56 PM

Yep. They are in print on DVD and Blu-Ray currently but not sure how the availability is to get to you. Amazon.com has the Blu ray for about 29.99 US while Rightstuf.com is charging 37.49 DVD or 44.99Blu.

 

As far as your available Streaming options My recommendations skew to OO, IBO, Build Fighters, and if you want a road into the UC timeline before hitting the movies Origin is the place to start. Unicorn is the latest in that timeline you have there. The rest are their own things really. G can be a fun diversion but the only thing closest to it would probably be Build Fighters for all the various wacked out Gundam designs.

 

Consensus seems to be to stay away from Seed and Reconguista, and from what I have seen of the two it probably the right call. Though quite a few of my favorite builds from Build Fighters have a base in the Seed series it seems. But I'm a filthy casual compared to the usual posters here.


Edited by Daith, 22 January 2019 - 06:11 PM.

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#12396 Demovere Xeno

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 08:41 PM

Have you guys seen this? From the limited info there is so far on this line (6-inches tall, big focus on playability) it seems like Bandai wants these to be 'Marvel Legends, but Gundam'. :hmm



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Posted 22 January 2019 - 09:14 PM

I can't say I'm surprised aside from the fact we're hearing about this from an overseas source.  I've suspected that Bandai might dip into Gundam to try and make up for the loss of Power Rangers in the west.  And that figure selection certainly supports that:

The RX-78 is the grand daddy Gundam, so that's a given for ANY new Gundam series of anything

Version of the two core suits from Unicorn, a fan favorite AND a fairly big exposure between the Youtube options and Adult Swim airings.

Barbatos was the star of the first Gundam series the west had seen in nearly a decade.

But it's the Wing suits that are interesting.  Wing is the "G1" of Gundam in the west, and seeing TWO entries at the outset feels like a play to western preferences.

 

We'll see what happens at Toy Fair, but if they don't come here, I'm certainly game for several of those like the Barbatos.  The model kit is solid, but those details are a bitch to do.



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Posted 22 January 2019 - 09:48 PM

Can't access Hulu in a sensible way here, but between Crunchyroll and Animelab we've got Reconguista, IBO, Origin, Divers/Fighters (no Try?), G, 00, Seed, and Unicorn (Re:0096), so a reasonable amount of stuff to try. 

 

The original series was smooshed into a movie trilogy, right? Is that in print in the US right now? Would much rather stream than add to my DVD piles, but I'd like a taste of the early stuff so may import physically. 

 

You mentioned that you wanted mangas online, right?

 

The first several volumes of the Origin are free on comicswalker.

 

In color, too. It's basically a revamp of the original series by the character designer, taking advantage of the fact it's not week-to-week with sponsors breathing down everyone's neck to make a more focused narrative. It's very, very good.




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Posted 22 January 2019 - 10:04 PM

Oh gosh! Thank you! I did not know that was a thing. 


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 10:30 PM

I can't say I'm surprised aside from the fact we're hearing about this from an overseas source.  I've suspected that Bandai might dip into Gundam to try and make up for the loss of Power Rangers in the west.  And that figure selection certainly supports that:

The RX-78 is the grand daddy Gundam, so that's a given for ANY new Gundam series of anything

Version of the two core suits from Unicorn, a fan favorite AND a fairly big exposure between the Youtube options and Adult Swim airings.

Barbatos was the star of the first Gundam series the west had seen in nearly a decade.

But it's the Wing suits that are interesting.  Wing is the "G1" of Gundam in the west, and seeing TWO entries at the outset feels like a play to western preferences.

 

We'll see what happens at Toy Fair, but if they don't come here, I'm certainly game for several of those like the Barbatos.  The model kit is solid, but those details are a bitch to do.

I'm definitely down for some of these too, if only to have mobile suits that I can play with without constantly worrying about breaking tiny, fragile v-fins and antennas.





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