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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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#12421 HomelessOne

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 12:10 AM

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New images of the Metal Build Astraea, packing the Proto GN High Mega Launcher


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Posted 28 January 2019 - 04:12 PM

I definitely need to try an SD kit I think.

I had somehow failed to notice how SD-Gundammy the Samurai Pizza Cats were.

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Got a few I'm trying to get rid of, actually. 

 

They're all in partial stages of completion as well. I got them off of someone who had been trying to build them, but real life intervened. I figured I could finish them, but then real life hit me as well. 



#12423 tec

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 06:19 PM

Why the hell did I pull out the Albion from storage and display it?? I got no room for it!!


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 05:24 AM

Have started sampling shows. To my surprise, Wing is the one that's grabbed me the most, which... makes me feel kind of lame.

But this... POW! I hate your envelope! I'll kill you! Yep.

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 07:06 AM

Have started sampling shows. To my surprise, Wing is the one that's grabbed me the most, which... makes me feel kind of lame.

But this... POW! I hate your envelope! I'll kill you! Yep.

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Hey, it's the show that captivated America back when it first aired. No shame in that.

 

Or, if there is shame, it's the fun kind, where you get a reminder that being alive is pretty much a constant stream of embarrassment. 

 

It's a show that prioritizing style above all else, with everyone being melodramatic to the point of doing things like taking baths in rose petals. If that kind of thing clicks for you, Wing is going to be much more fun than Tomino's distinctive approach, SEED's interpersonal melodrama, or IBO's shooting children in the head with sniper rifles in episode 1.

 

One of the fun things about Gundam is how much variety there is, after all.




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Posted 30 January 2019 - 01:00 PM

I think you've got to watch Wing at least twice to recognise how ridiculous parts of it were.  But yes, style up the wazoo at least.

 

00's a better version of Wing with most of the kinks ironed-out.


Edited by Wildwade, 30 January 2019 - 01:00 PM.


#12427 tec

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 01:12 PM

Wing is still tops for me the Gundam designs are far superior IMO

 

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 01:27 PM

Ah Relena. The first of many Gundam waifus.

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 03:21 PM

Ah Relena. The first of many Gundam waifus.

 

I was more into Dorothy.  The bad girl eyebrows did it for teenage me.



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 03:36 PM

It was Noin or Catherine for me. The sexy military woman with bluish hair, or the cute as heck circus girl. And damn one thing Frozen Teardrop did right was make Catherine look even hotter and deadlier with a knife it looks like :D

 

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Oh and it never gets better than that "I'll Kill You" scene Maruten. That's the scene that hooked me :D

 

Sadly he never does make good on it in the show.


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#12431 tec

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 04:24 PM

I to liked Catherine


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 07:19 PM

Okay so back to model kits, how common are bootlegs? If I'm shopping around on ebay or whatever, do I have to watch out for cunning fakes?


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 07:22 PM

If it has a Pikachu for a head you know your in KO territory


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 09:17 PM

Okay so back to model kits, how common are bootlegs? If I'm shopping around on ebay or whatever, do I have to watch out for cunning fakes?

If the seller is in China, I'd avoid it.  Bandai just had a major push on some counterfeiters in China, but there's likely some supply out there.  That said...official Gundam kits are easy to get and not terribly expensive barring older or P-Bandai kits.  Bandai has been pretty good in keeping stuff from the last 20 or so years in rotation to some degree or another.  The Astray you built is from 2003-ish

 

My top picks are:

Banzai Hobby (a direct importer in Japan).  Lowest per kit prices I've seen...but selection is a touch limited as are secondary items.  Shipping can be pricey or you suffer lengthy shipping times.

Gundam Planet (US based importer).  On the pricier end per kit, but they have a good shop setup, good notification system and fairly quick shipping.

HLJ- One of the top import stops, price is pretty much in the middle between the above, but I've not ordered from them so I can't say much.



#12435 tec

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 09:28 PM

What has Bandai not made a Taurus kit?

 

Hell The Leo ,Air Leo and Space all got even GIA figures and Merc and Veatte got kits but the Taurus is still a no show


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 11:13 PM

They have made a Taurus kit.
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Posted 30 January 2019 - 11:50 PM

Huh..I never seen the kit for sale anywhere even during the hight of Wing


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 12:04 AM

 

Galvaria in action. Odds are we'll see other forms in the future.


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 01:36 AM

The Astray you built is from 2003-ish.


Get out of town!!

I've bought a bunch of other stuff from HLJ and always been happy. They have a lot of Gundam kits that are waaay cheaper than ive seen them anywhere else, but I heard recently that they bumped up their shipping rates a while back so that may balance that out somewhat. These Japanese stores that are all "place your order and we'll tell you the shipping later MWAHAHAHAHAHA"... it's a worry sometimes.

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 02:22 AM

 

The Astray you built is from 2003-ish.


Get out of town!!

I've bought a bunch of other stuff from HLJ and always been happy. They have a lot of Gundam kits that are waaay cheaper than ive seen them anywhere else, but I heard recently that they bumped up their shipping rates a while back so that may balance that out somewhat. These Japanese stores that are all "place your order and we'll tell you the shipping later MWAHAHAHAHAHA"... it's a worry sometimes.

I've ordered from HLJ fairly often and have had no problems (save for that one time where they sent me the wrong Figuarts, but that's another story :D ).

 

And if you liked the Astray Blue Frame, this might be of interest to you: its in-story and real-life upgrade, the Astray Blue Frame Second L, a radically-customized version of that base Astray. :) Also, that site, Dalong's Gunpla Review, is a great site to scope out the kits of units that catch your eye - or cause you to spend even more on this money sink of a hobby. :wtf

 

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I was going to wait until I had the Valuable Pod before assembling this guy, but I felt like putting something easy together. :D

 

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Kind of a shame that the Revive Gyan isn't fully-compatible with the Valuable Pod, but this older version still holds up somewhat, I think.

 

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