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@  Sabrblade : (21 June 2021 - 08:58 PM)

Daddy!

@  Kalidor : (21 June 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Not just any girl - your mom!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 June 2021 - 08:19 AM)

Happy Knocked-Up-A-Girl Day!

@  Bass X0 : (20 June 2021 - 02:13 AM)

Happy father's day!

@  Hot Rod Mustang : (19 June 2021 - 07:45 PM)

what up sluts?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 June 2021 - 07:20 PM)

Only 6? Filthy casual.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2021 - 04:26 PM)

Multiplaying as in "playing with other people" or multiplaying as in "6 WoW accounts running at the same time"?

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 June 2021 - 01:45 PM)

Oh no! Darkeklaw is multiplaying! (See birthday box)

@  tigerhawk : (19 June 2021 - 11:54 AM)

In my Marvel comic canon the second wave of special teams were handpicked active robots whose experience would theoretically make more stable combiners, the Combaticons came from Cybertron, the Protectobots were imprinted from crystals explaining both Onslauhghts ancestry and First Aid's experience.

@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 05:24 PM)

Spotlight: Lioconvoy?

@  Bass X0 : (18 June 2021 - 04:15 PM)

How long until IDW puts out an Optimus Pride Month comic?

@  Cyoti : (18 June 2021 - 03:32 PM)

Even with B5, it didn't follow its original 5-year plan. Summaries from the supplementary materials for the scriptbooks demonstrates that was originally planned was very different from the actual product. Sinclair's actor's departure seemingly changed the show to the point that the stuff with the Vorlons/Shadows, the Minbari and the ending were all changed. Mapping out a show years in advance is difficult because of changing bts stuff like writers/actors leaving the show or suddenly having to retool because of ratings/execs. No plan survives intact especially in a chaotic environment of television production.

@  Rycochet : (18 June 2021 - 11:27 AM)

To be like Babylon 5, you need to cram a 2 season story arc into one because you fear being cancelled, then get further seasons you have no more material for. You also need a spinoff which the network heads don't want and do everything in their power to kill it while it's on air.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 June 2021 - 10:33 AM)

The required effort is probably why we don't have babylon 6; TNG.

@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 10:23 AM)

Everyone wants to be like Babylon 5 but no one wants to put in the effort

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:36 AM)

And then, after five years of hosting their own official podcast where they would answer fan questions and always encouraged their audience to pay attention to the mysteries, after the show had ended, they claimed the show was never really about the mysteries, it was all about the characters.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:34 AM)

What really bugs me with "Lost" is that the producers had willfully negotiated a set end date with the network halfway through season 3 (the show ended with season 6, as planned) specifically so they could plan out the plot for the remainder of the show. Then... the plot wasn't resolved properly.

@  tigerhawk : (18 June 2021 - 04:17 AM)

By then I had lost interest in arc TV shows, I followed a few and got the impression they were just making them up as they went along. Seemed to be a trend starting with new Galactica and Lost though in actuality began with The X Files and has become a trope called 'The Chris Carter Effect'.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:12 AM)

I think it was season 3 part 1 specifically, since they had two separate plot "arcs" for season 3.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:11 AM)

They threw everything in there, with no clear story structure, no clear stakes, and characters flip-flopping wherever the episode's writer needed them to go for their half-baked plot.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:10 AM)

Season 3 was the worst, with a terrible meandering random events plot.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 11:59 PM)

'save the cheerleader' then in season 3 he tears her skull open, scans her power and she simply heals. They didn't think any of it through.

@  Shockwave 75 : (17 June 2021 - 07:04 PM)

Well, you know Hollywood; if something's popular, run it into the ground!

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

And then there was the Writers' Strike, which isn't the show's fault.

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

Yeah, Sylar should've been, if not killed off, at least left to rest.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

It never truly recovered from that.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Season 1 was good until the finale.

@  Paladin : (17 June 2021 - 09:37 AM)

because it sucked.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Heroes was cancelled twice.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 06:33 AM)

The song's official name is "Holding Out for a Hero".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 June 2021 - 12:54 AM)

That's a long time to wait for a sandwich.

@  Maruten : (16 June 2021 - 07:13 PM)

Lucky there's a hero arriving in July.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 June 2021 - 05:38 PM)

I think I've heard "I Need a Hero" more times this past week than I have in the past several years.

@  tigerhawk : (16 June 2021 - 12:41 PM)

Thanks to Earthrise I can recreate the end of Return of Optimus Prime part 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 June 2021 - 11:19 AM)

I wish they would do something like that here: but then it would become obvious in which provinces you're getting gouged.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

Here in Germany, the price you see is the price you pay, tax included.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

I always find it weaird hearing that stores in the US don't initially already taxes in their prices.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 04:33 AM)

You know what's kewl? Poor literacy.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 June 2021 - 04:31 PM)

Awesome, thanks for the heads up.

@  CORVUS : (15 June 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Kewl. Thanks!

@  Kalidor : (15 June 2021 - 02:08 PM)

Hey everybody! I wanted to announce that Sarahthecutevixen is our newest addition to the Allspark staff. She's primarily looking over discord stuff, but I wanted to make sure she got a welcome over here as well.

@  NovaSaber : (14 June 2021 - 11:07 AM)

Turn-Bass RPG

@  Sabrblade : (14 June 2021 - 10:21 AM)

Do not X0 quietly into the night.

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All your Bass are--

@  Donocropolis : (14 June 2021 - 05:56 AM)

*Bass X0 not available in Alaska or Hawaii.

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Get your own Big Mouth BassX0 for the low price of $19.95 (plusshippingandhandling)

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Mr. Speaker, we are for the Bass X0.

@  Nevermore : (13 June 2021 - 06:04 AM)

It's all about that Bass XD.

@  tigerhawk : (13 June 2021 - 02:16 AM)

Will altering the moons orbit in any way help.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 June 2021 - 01:51 AM)

Now that you have seen this Bass XO, you must send it to five other Bass XOs or BassXO will come to you in a week and then you too will be BassXO.


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Gundam Discussion: The Wings of A Boy Who Killed Adolescence

Gundam Anime Gunpla

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#12921 chiasaur11

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 03:55 AM

Yeah I think it'll do a bit better then the current live action Gundam Japan just came out with.

 

Ironbite-if anything it'll have a graphics budget.

 

I mean, Real isn't the prettiest show out there, but so far it's at least reasonably entertaining.

 

I've seen much worse Gundam material. (Like World Heroes!)




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Posted 15 April 2021 - 11:08 AM

 

About time.  Although I would have preferred Saviour.  I guess it makes sense what with I-Justice's bump up to 3000 cost.



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Posted 17 April 2021 - 10:06 AM

Anybody here play Gundam Battle Operation 2?


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Posted 01 May 2021 - 01:33 PM

Next wave of Gundam Universe has finally been posted for preorders, due for release in October.  I was worried maybe the line had sputtered out in 2019 with the gaps between waves.

 

In October, we have the Exia, Freedom, and Heavyarms.  Getting really close to finishing out the core cast of Wing.



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Posted 07 May 2021 - 11:02 AM

So, over in Penny Arcade, Gabe's gotten into Gunpla.

 

https://www.penny-ar...21/04/23/gunpla

https://www.penny-ar.../04/26/gunpla-2

https://www.penny-ar.../05/05/back-log



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Posted 07 May 2021 - 08:38 PM

There are so many truths here...



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Posted 08 May 2021 - 09:51 AM

Next wave of Gundam Universe has finally been posted for preorders, due for release in October.  I was worried maybe the line had sputtered out in 2019 with the gaps between waves.

 

In October, we have the Exia, Freedom, and Heavyarms.  Getting really close to finishing out the core cast of Wing.

...Okay, I was kind of looking forward to seeing this line tackle the Freedom, but now i'm not so sure about it. No hinges on the wing beam cannons for Full Burst wth wings unfurled outwards, and a missing shield? :doh



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Posted 16 June 2021 - 02:29 AM

Gundam Breaker Battlogue HG Line

 

I know the article says that this line is based on customs from Gundam Breaker Mobile, but that's totally GB3's Misa on the promo shot. Then again, did GB Mobile leave the rest of its world vague enough that GB3 could plausibly be said to have happened in the same setting?


Edited by Demovere Xeno, 16 June 2021 - 02:44 AM.


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Posted 17 June 2021 - 12:53 AM

I totally dig the Urban assault and Gouf crimson.


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Posted 18 June 2021 - 03:25 AM

I totally dig the Urban assault and Gouf crimson.

 

Yeah, the Command Quanta looks really good; you can barely recognize the Qan[T]'s parts in it. :thumbsup I also like how they used the Strike Freedom's Dragoons as Aile Striker-like wings, along with the combining sword and rifle reminiscent of the Sword and Launcher Packs' main weapons.

 

I'm a bit iffy on the Helios. The colors are my jam, but the reversed wing orientation looks somewhat off - kind of like how the Noir Striker Pack's wings looked off on the Love Phantom. :hmm

 

On the Barbatauros: we've never actually gotten an 'official' centaur build in the HG line, have we? Maybe the Kimaris Trooper in its cruising mode, but that seems like a stretch.

 

Also, I appreciate that 1:1 word swap they did on the Live Lance Heaven's name. :D


Edited by Demovere Xeno, 18 June 2021 - 03:26 AM.


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Posted 18 June 2021 - 04:09 PM

Something we've not talked about:

Gundam Infinite.  Looks like a spiritual successor to MSIA at 4.5" tall and they're promoting a "customizing" element by being able to swap parts with each figure.  And a BAF figure of the Zaku in the initial wave.

Wave 1:

Wing Gundam

Barbatos

Astray Red Frame

Rx-78

Artemis (from the mobile Gunpla Builder game)

Retail will run around $12.99-14.99 depending on retailer.  

There's also a $35 Convention exclusive set up for order from EE which features the RX-78 and Zaku with battle damage deco.

 

I'm..mixed on these.  I LOVE that they're bringing back the scale, and I think there IS a market for something a bit more affordable than the Gundam Universe line.  But the images are not leaving a flattering impression.  If they were like Gundam Assault Kingdom size?  They'd be fine, but for a mass retail sized figure?  They look "cheap", but I'm also not sure if these are actual final samples, so we'll see how they look when released.



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Posted Yesterday, 04:15 AM

Something we've not talked about:

Gundam Infinite.  Looks like a spiritual successor to MSIA at 4.5" tall and they're promoting a "customizing" element by being able to swap parts with each figure.  And a BAF figure of the Zaku in the initial wave.

Wave 1:

Wing Gundam

Barbatos

Astray Red Frame

Rx-78

Artemis (from the mobile Gunpla Builder game)

Retail will run around $12.99-14.99 depending on retailer.  

There's also a $35 Convention exclusive set up for order from EE which features the RX-78 and Zaku with battle damage deco.

 

I'm..mixed on these.  I LOVE that they're bringing back the scale, and I think there IS a market for something a bit more affordable than the Gundam Universe line.  But the images are not leaving a flattering impression.  If they were like Gundam Assault Kingdom size?  They'd be fine, but for a mass retail sized figure?  They look "cheap", but I'm also not sure if these are actual final samples, so we'll see how they look when released.

I saw these on BBTS, but I didn't know about the swappable parts aspect (I thought it meant accessories). Yeah, the promo shots aren't exactly flattering.

 

Also, making the Zaku II, of all suits, the BaF is certainly an...... 'inspired' choice. :???

 

At this point, Bandai Japan and USA remind me of Sega's own relationship between its international arms a decade or so ago: not really cooperating with each other and pretty much doing their own things, even if said things are attempting to compete with each other. :hmm


Edited by Demovere Xeno, Yesterday, 04:20 AM.


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Posted Yesterday, 12:52 PM


At this point, Bandai Japan and USA remind me of Sega's own relationship between its international arms a decade or so ago: not really cooperating with each other and pretty much doing their own things, even if said things are attempting to compete with each other. :hmm

 

Actually that's pretty much Bandai in a nutshell, and this usually extends to the Gunpla and toy divisions back in Japan.  I remember back when when the franchise got it's first big push in the west the issues between those departments.  It actually is a little better now then it used to, but only a little.





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