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@  Nevermore : (12 June 2021 - 03:43 AM)

8ass X÷ has hijacked this conversation.

@  Bass X0 : (12 June 2021 - 03:37 AM)

Its Bass X0. I named myself after my three favourite Mega Man characters - Bass, X and Zero. I did consider going with Vile Bass X0, but that would have been going too far.

@  repowers : (11 June 2021 - 11:29 PM)

Bass XO has been trying to reach you about your car's extended warranty.

@  Echowarrior : (11 June 2021 - 09:25 PM)

Do not taunt Bass XO.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 June 2021 - 09:02 PM)

Please consult a technician before using Bass XO. Do not operate Bass XO while consuming alcohol.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 June 2021 - 04:48 PM)

Nine out of ten doctors recommend Bass XO. The last doctor is on my list.

@  Dekafox : (11 June 2021 - 01:51 PM)

Bass XO is available at these fine retailers.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 June 2021 - 02:01 AM)

Bass XO is not to be confused with Bay Sexo.

@  Fenix Twilight : (10 June 2021 - 08:38 PM)

It's good to be back, after that outage I think I'll try to post more.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 June 2021 - 12:16 PM)

I think Hasbro Pulse is broken. Dang Star Wars nerds!

@  tigerhawk : (10 June 2021 - 04:46 AM)

When I googled 'space bridge' I was disappointed. Maybe in a hundred years.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 June 2021 - 04:05 PM)

Bass XO is backward compatible with the Sega Master System.

@  Donocropolis : (09 June 2021 - 05:37 AM)

Bass XO has 9" long, dagger-like teeth and a 12,000 lb. bite force

@  repowers : (08 June 2021 - 07:26 PM)

Bass XO doesn't feel pain. He can't be reasoned with!

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 June 2021 - 02:57 PM)

Bass XO has no known weaknesses.

@  Nevermore : (08 June 2021 - 06:15 AM)

Base XO is definitely unstoppable.

@  Donocropolis : (07 June 2021 - 04:30 PM)

What about magnets? No one knows how they work or what they can do.

@  Bass X0 : (07 June 2021 - 02:22 PM)

Yes Cybershark, and now no force in the universe can stop us.

@  Cybersnark : (07 June 2021 - 10:03 AM)

Aaaan we're back!

@  Telly : (06 June 2021 - 09:07 PM)

its alive! AAAALIIIIIIVEEEEEE! *maniacal laugh*

@  repowers : (06 June 2021 - 02:18 PM)

WHAT!!! ALLSPARK!!! you IN LIVE!!!!!!

@  Donocropolis : (06 June 2021 - 01:53 PM)

Indeed. I was missing it.

@  Shockwave 75 : (06 June 2021 - 11:35 AM)

So glad the boards are back!

@  Echowarrior : (06 June 2021 - 07:45 AM)

It's alive! Alive!

@  wonko the sane? : (05 June 2021 - 08:32 PM)

Aw man, I missed this place...

@  Sabrblade : (05 June 2021 - 08:31 PM)

Now here in Manhattan, the spell is broken! And we live again!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (05 June 2021 - 08:16 PM)

Groovy.

@  Kaon : (05 June 2021 - 07:23 PM)

How is everyone

@  Kaon : (05 June 2021 - 06:42 PM)

test

@  tigerhawk : (24 May 2021 - 07:42 AM)

I'm making progress with tweezers. It's no great loss given Dai Atlas minor roles anyway, I really do prefer this mold for Titans Overlord and Sky Shadow,

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2021 - 09:57 PM)

Had that happen once. Drilled a 1 mmhole in the peg and superglued a rivet into it for something to pull on.

@  tigerhawk : (22 May 2021 - 09:44 PM)

pliers, superglue, heat, nothing has worked so far but I had to take yesterday off due to pfizer side effects.

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2021 - 07:04 AM)

is there enough plastic sticking out to yank it out with pliers?

@  tigerhawk : (21 May 2021 - 01:05 PM)

Oh great my Legends Dai Atlas fell and the gun snapped in two, the handle is stuck in the port on top of the vehicle mode.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:14 AM)

Also, our compound terms are legendary among foreigners, because we throw them together as a single word, with no spaces and usually without hyphens too.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:12 AM)

You can have straightforward sentences that are a literal word-replace translation of stuff like "I go to school", but once you throw in perfect tense and prepositions, you end up with insane constructions where the main verb is at the very end of a very long sentence, so you have to listen to the whole sentence until you have any clue what is going on.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:10 AM)

And I stand by that. German sentence structure can be utterly insane.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:10 AM)

Fun fact: When I was teaching German kids English, I kept telling them that English grammar and especially sentence structure is more logical than German.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:17 AM)

e.g. Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den was by a Chinese guy pointing out the weirdness in his own language, rather than the frustrations of somebody learning Chinese as their second. So English isn't the only case where native speakers might enocunter funky issues.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 01:17 AM)

Then I shall concede, and retire.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:14 AM)

I'm not sure if that's even all that unique to English.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 01:07 AM)

Which is why I specified those comparing learning it to learning other languages as a second language.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:04 AM)

And I don't think "ancedotal frustration" means much, considering that every language has complaints from people trying to learn it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:03 AM)

The fact that these stand out certainly makes Japanese "not a smoothie". And it's only consistent within more recent loanwords. Older ones stick out in a different way.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 01:00 AM)

Even writing them generally in katakana is a consistent treatment, and gives someone learning the language a general expected approach. I'd say the anecdotal frustration with English by those learning it compared to learning other languages as a second language is a demonstration that this sort of consistency and organization was not a valued thing in the past few centuries of the language's development.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 12:28 AM)

Frankly, it just sounds like you think other languages seem a certain way because you don't look into them all that much.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 12:28 AM)

It's pretty pervasive in Japanese as well, with how these feature into everyday speech.. And I don't know what you even mean by "deep", since writing them in a particular character set basically calls attention to not just their derivative nature, but their relative recency as well.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 12:25 AM)

Indeed, every language has those artifacts if you examine deeply enough, but in English they're not deep, and they're pervasive.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 May 2021 - 11:56 PM)

like Japanese using three different script types together, and more recent word borrowings tend to be in katakana.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 May 2021 - 11:51 PM)

I don't know what you mean by "cohesively". Borrowings are probably obvious if you know what to look for.


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#8141 Paladin

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Posted 16 April 2021 - 10:48 AM

the Zenkaigers' Sixth; TwoKaiser!

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Posted 16 April 2021 - 12:00 PM

Gokaiger, Ohranger, Shinkenger for his personal power ups.

 

Ironbite-hmmmmmmmmmm....


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Posted 24 April 2021 - 08:27 PM



First episode of Ultraman Dyna subbed on Tsuburaya's YouTube channel.

I don't know if this means they'll go through the whole show but the high points of this show are as great as I remember. The lines about space colonization being a manifestation of humanity's hopes and dreams is some beautiful sci fi optimism.

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Posted 25 April 2021 - 10:47 AM

Looks like you can watch the first four episodes of Jaspion, the fourth Metal Heroes show, on Bandai Spirits.  Since they're advertising a new toy of DaiLeon, the show's mech.  English subtitles and everything.  

 


Edited by ZakuConvoy, 25 April 2021 - 10:50 AM.


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Posted 03 May 2021 - 10:53 AM

My second and very exciting find of the day was at a small local hobby toy shop in our mall. I was pleased to see they survived the pandemic and were hopping. But when I stepped inside and looked around, my jaw hit the floor when my eyes hit SH Figuarts Ultraman Taiga (and a few Ultra Pops). I had been eyeing this guy for awhile, but I was slow in getting him and the prices were jumping 20, 30$ above MRSP, and while I wanted him, I couldnt talk myself into it.

And there he was, as a reasonable Price, randomly in my local toy shop. YOINK.

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So Taiga here is the son of Ultraman Taro, the last of the true New Generation Heroes and a shiny pretty design whos show I havent seen yet because its somehow not available, even on the seedier parts of the net. But I have seen him in other specials and spin offs, plus I need to complete my New Generation Heroes, so here he is! Hes quite shiny and pretty, and looks great, but is a pretty low key release only featuring extra hands (a beam would have been nice Bandai). But still Im super glad to have him, and all I have to do now is keep
myself from buying his two buddies Titas and Fuma who are ridiculously expensive exclusives.

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I was also pleased to pick up two Ultraman POP figures - Ultraman Ace and Alien Balkan. Great haul!

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 11:02 AM

the last of the true New Generation Heroes


Uh, what? They're still using "New Generation" for current Ultraman. The Trigger promo material on the previous page even explicitly introduces him as "New Generation Tiga".

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 11:11 AM

New Generation Climax with Taiga was -supposed- to be the last of the New Generation Heroes, and Z starts the Reiwa era. Trigger's tagline though does bring that into question - maybe it'll be a New Generation vs New Generation Reiwa thing, once we see what's after Trigger.



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Posted 03 May 2021 - 11:13 AM

I don't recall any of Z's material calling it the start of Reiwa Ultraman as if that were a distinct category.

And these different eras were because of gaps of multiple years between shows, which hasn't happened recently.

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 11:30 AM

All the marketing materials IIRC for New Generation Climax talked about it being the end of the New Generation Heroes, like how they did for the equivalent Rider movie. Z was also never referred to as a New Generation Hero in any of his marketing(or in-universe) up through now.  



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Posted 03 May 2021 - 11:40 AM

Can you point to any materials that actually said that? Looking at Tokusatsu Network's reporting, it's never actually called the last of New Gen Ultra or anything like that.

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 12:07 PM

Id taken it that since Taigas film was called the New Gen Climax, which implies the ending, but Im not sure its official.

And FYI, I mean last in the sense of one I was missing since I have Z and all the other New Gen Heroes (base forms anyway!)

-edit- Apparently I cant even remember what I wrote lol.

Edited by Master Fwiffo, 03 May 2021 - 12:09 PM.

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 12:29 PM

It was in the trailers as I recall, but all I can find on youtube is the final trailer which just says it's Taiga's story ending.  There's also other things suggesting it, such as the lack of a Z medal in the "New Generation Heroes" set: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10749109(despite there being individual medals released for Z's individual forms, whatever sense that makes) and the fact that Z is not officially referenced anywhere as being part of the New Generation heroes that I've seen, unlike Taiga.



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Posted 03 May 2021 - 12:29 PM

Speaking of Toku, I pulled up my Shout Factory app on my Roku to keep the MST3K live channel running (which I now always do) and was surprised and delighted to see they added a TokuShoutsu 24 hour live channel! Its got Kamen Rider playing at the moment!

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 12:31 PM

Honshin!



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Posted 03 May 2021 - 12:39 PM

Honshin!

 

No.. That's TokuHD.. Not Tokushoutsu...

 

 

And Apparently Honshin means Transfrom!


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*finds a corner to cry in!*
 



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Posted 03 May 2021 - 12:41 PM

the lack of a Z medal in the "New Generation Heroes" set: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10749109


That's pretty clearly Z Original in there.

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 01:13 PM

My bad then, I thought that was Zero without zooming in, since he has been included with New Gen thanks to Geed.



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Posted 04 May 2021 - 02:36 PM

So Tokushoutsu currently has Zyuranger (aka the original frikken Power Rangers) running and holy cow its so much more fun than Power Rangers.

Everything is better except the theme song (and then only barely).

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 08:42 PM

Speaking of Zyuranger...anyone else think Zyuranger's theme song sounds like a Mentos commercial in places?

 

 

Dinosaur freshness for life! Zyuranger!


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Posted 04 May 2021 - 11:49 PM

So Tokushoutsu currently has Zyuranger (aka the original frikken Power Rangers) running and holy cow its so much more fun than Power Rangers.

Everything is better except the theme song (and then only barely).

 

Sorry.. I'm going to have to hard disagree with that. I found Zyuranger was a mess to begin with, and the Burai arc... i -really- don't grasp why so many people love that. At least the the Tommy arc made some sense, the Burai arc has his Heel turn literally come out of effing nowhere and completely contradictory to EVERYTHING they showed about him before. 





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