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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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Gundam Discussion: The Wings of A Boy Who Killed Adolescence

Gundam Anime Gunpla

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#12441 Fenix Twilight

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 03:00 AM

Tomino comments on Hathaway's Flash:
 

I'm looking forward to the movie - Original author, Yoshiyuki Tomino

As the original author, I am very pleased and surprised that a novel I wrote almost 30 years ago would get a movie adaptation, let alone a trilogy. When I heard from the people involved with production that the themes in it are ones necessary for the current world, I went back and took a look, and was just stunned.

The real world may very well have regressed instead of progressed. That is why there is meaning to show these themes to the real world here and now, and this is happening thanks to the Gundam fans leading the way.
I have nothing but thanks to everyone pulling the series along.

At the same time, I can imagine that each and every one of you also wishes for the hope of the message of this work, to let the next generation pioneer the solution.

In other words, I imagine that because the generation of Gundam fans that has become adults has realised that the power of fans alone do not have the power to break the stagnation and regression of realism, they have passed it on to this work.

I believed that while there is no need for anime to be realistic, if it is something to be shown in a public place such as in a movie, it should be something that resonates widely with youths.
I believe with the generations of creators being younger, and the audience being younger, these younger generation will one day blaze a trail to the innovation of man - Newtypes.

 

So he's saying, the younger generation will A Waken into Trailblazers to Innovate mankind.

 

What does Tomino mean by this? :???

 

 

I'm very excited about the Maganac, but at the same time the inevitable P-Bandai kits puts me off. They couldn't have included parts to make at least one other like how the NPD Leo has various heads and shoulders (that is I'm assuming, if it did have variations I figure pictures would have been shown by now.).

 

On the flip side I can't believe the HGCE Destiny has all those effect parts, they were a highlight of the first HG for me and might make me get the new one.



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Posted 31 January 2019 - 04:27 AM

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


Thanks, I've been devouring review galleries but hadn't come across this guy.

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 05:13 AM

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 31 January 2019 - 10:52 AM

 

 

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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Heh, I remember those.



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Posted 31 January 2019 - 11:03 AM

There the one where she mimics all the Gundam antenna


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Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:49 AM

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:01 PM

The sight of a squad of those things heading for you would be terrifying. :p



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Posted 03 February 2019 - 05:25 PM

Have almost finished a second HG, and started my first RG (this one). I've completed one leg and I'm just blown away. There's a lot to appreciate about what the HG kits achieve with fewer parts but if this, uh, "Full Burnern" is anything to go by, RG dudes are just heaven. I have an MG on the way too, I can't even imagine what that bastard will look like.

 

How do human brains design these? HOW? How can a person conceptualise these builds and engineer a situation where the necessary pieces of perfectly-fitting plastic can be squirted out onto these ludicrous runners? It's inconceivable. 


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Posted 03 February 2019 - 05:49 PM

Have almost finished a second HG, and started my first RG (this one). I've completed one leg and I'm just blown away. There's a lot to appreciate about what the HG kits achieve with fewer parts but if this, uh, "Full Burnern" is anything to go by, RG dudes are just heaven. I have an MG on the way too, I can't even imagine what that bastard will look like.

 

How do human brains design these? HOW? How can a person conceptualise these builds and engineer a situation where the necessary pieces of perfectly-fitting plastic can be squirted out onto these ludicrous runners? It's inconceivable. 

 

Well, Bandai's been doing all the work in house for nearing 40 years now. There's a lot of institutional knowledge, specialized software, and good old fashioned experience going into these things.

 

There's an informational video, even.

 

 

As for kits, like how Mazinger can be a demon or a god, Real Grades can be heaven or hell. They've got amazing engineering and a ton of small pieces, but if you misallign things (or in some cases, especially early on, even if you do everything right) they're plastic grenades. The Full Burnern has some problems with waist stability, since it needs to fit the Core Fighter, but it's mostly alright, and the gimmick is pretty impressive.




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Posted 03 February 2019 - 06:33 PM

Gosh, I'll have to watch that. Ta.


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Posted 04 February 2019 - 01:59 AM

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The Valuable Pod has a cover for the new head in support fighter mode, and it has what looks like a knight's visor. It sadly doesn't securely lock onto the head itself when the head is attached to the Gyan body, though, which would've been nice. :(

 

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I wanted the Gyan's shield to be flat against the Gundam's face in this shot, but the Gyan just doesn't have enough articulation to pull that off without a stand. The shot still came out decent, I think. :D



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Posted 04 February 2019 - 02:01 AM

RG Zeta is one to avoid. In many ways it's a marvel but also showcases why other Zetas use parts swapping to transform. To be capable of full on transforming it has so many fiddly parts. When I got the Amuro colours one I kept the original in MS mode and the Amuro one in Waverider mode.

If you want a good solid RG, the Mk-II is great.

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 12:31 PM

Went and built the second Haro with the transparent shell.

 

The problem I usely have with clear kits is they're tacky, lacking inner workings to justify the transparent armour. Haro mostly steers clear of that, bar 2 annoyances-

 

The mini Haro on the forehead makes no sense

The feet have inner detail parts but not the ears.

 

Ignoring those 2 points it does generally look pretty nice. Found out this week HLJ sells the LED add on part so maybe I'll grab a pair whilst I still can.

 

Really as a whole impressed with how much the Figure-rise entries have upped Gunpla's game.



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Posted 08 February 2019 - 10:39 PM

Surprised to see Sandrock before a proper Shenlong after the Jiyan Altron, but not unhappy.
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 11:49 PM

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Just for a pic.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:11 AM

New HG Heavyarms pls


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:31 PM

No, it isn't. Let's stay on topic here and keep Brexit talk to P&R, and being a [bleep] to nowhere. 


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 04:56 AM

It's a surprisingly big stack. Been busy so haven't had time to work on it, which I should probably do before thinking of picking anything else up.

 

Thinking I might just straight build most of them which would give me some space and then go back to paint them when I have time later.



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:45 AM

This is probably why I don't Gundam: looking at that stack, the ones jumping out at me are the lady with the round shields on her shoulders, and that gray Guntank looking guy that looks more like an Armored Core. X]
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 




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