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@  Maximus Ambus : (14 July 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Han shot first. Plain and simple.

@  -LittleAutob... : (13 July 2020 - 06:21 PM)

\(-_-)

@  Bass X0 : (13 July 2020 - 05:26 PM)

"Here's a little---whatever. A little thing. A disclosure. An insight. Revisionism---I've always been fascinated by it. By the idea of a writer going back and altering things. Make no mistake: an edit is a profoundly aggressive act. As Froid once said, we grieve for the murdered word. If you want to get the measure of an author, don't look at what they've left on the page.... look at what they've taken away." -- Rung (MTMTE #28)

@  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.


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#2941 Dake

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:09 AM

To each their own. The Tread Ripper was designed as the HISS Scout, so it was tweaked to look like the vehicle from the film. That being said it follows in the fine tradition of most Joe vehicles of being highly impractical and fairly dangerous for its operators - if nothing else, at least it has a roll cage and not just an open cockpit like the Scout. It's more practical than the Armadillo for example. Comparing it to the Mole Pod is just mean. icon-waspy.gif


 
 
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#2942 Betty Nor

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 12:50 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jun 29 2013, 06:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Target is draconian in their clearancing before resets. Then again - when it comes to this line I am not trusting to retail for the tail end.

Yeah, but most of the time clearance means that DPCI isn't going to be carried anymore.

So unless Joes are coming in under a new DPCI, which they might if they're getting new packaging/branding, it would seem it's possible they're not sticking around at Target for much longer.

Edited by Betty Nor, 30 June 2013 - 12:52 PM.


#2943 Detour

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:28 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jun 30 2013, 09:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
To each their own. The Tread Ripper was designed as the HISS Scout, so it was tweaked to look like the vehicle from the film. That being said it follows in the fine tradition of most Joe vehicles of being highly impractical and fairly dangerous for its operators - if nothing else, at least it has a roll cage and not just an open cockpit like the Scout. It's more practical than the Armadillo for example. Comparing it to the Mole Pod is just mean. icon-waspy.gif

Eh, it's all just fun.
GI Joe isn't the main military, I see them handling these somewhat riskier, yet faster, more specialized and more expensive vehicles because they're the best.
Who wants to see Steeler sit in the commander chair of a plain Abrams when he could be tearing through Cobra platoons on the Tread Ripper?

And really? I like the mole pod! It's a great vehicle that fits its purpose perfectly! I have all three versions.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:01 AM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jun 30 2013, 09:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That being said it follows in the fine tradition of most Joe vehicles of being highly impractical and fairly dangerous for its operators

This right here is where I stand on it. GI Joe is military fantasy, and this looks like the sort of thing I'd expect to (and technically did!) see in a military fantasy film. It's actually rather tame compared to some of the crazy stuff the Joes have tooled around in over the years, and... *glances at the Cobra motor pool* I'll stop before I start taking cheap shots.

Amusingly, in the Club comics, Low-Light saw the original HISS Scouts and cheerfully commented on how "those open cockpits are a sniper's dream". While clearly coincidence, it's still pretty amusing and fitting that the first thing the Joes do when they get their hands on the design is add a roll cage. icon-fire.gif

It's a fun little toy. Nothing amazing, but I don't regret the purchase.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:19 AM

Exactly, I like the Tread Ripper myself. I would rather it kept the moving tracks from the HISS Scout, but the molded ones are what makes it look closer to the movie vehicle.
 
 
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#2946 MightyMegs

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 04:38 PM

I tried to add red to my modern Televiper, to make him more 'viperish'... but I dunno. Red, or classic purple accents?



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 05:37 PM

Classic purple is nice for nostalgia's sake, but I gotta say that after seeing the red and it's actual-viper-like quality, I'm going with red.

#2948 Detour

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 02:22 AM

QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Jun 29 2013, 11:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is all my own stupid opinion

It's rather dumb, doesn't look much if anything like the actual vehicle.

The driver sits so far down that if you plug the big gap between the cage canopy (that extends beyond the vehicle's front) he can't see where he's going. The weapons when both are mounted can't rotate 360 any-more since they bash into each other. I'd say it's one of the worst vehicles since the VvsV NEUTRALIZER, the Mole Pod is a better vehicle than this.

It's just a poorly thought out vehicle. I'd say go get a PTE tank or track down a RoC Armored Panther.



It is save-able, if you are prepared to do a ton of scratch building and hours of work

All this and yet you couldn't warn me about how the driver area was retooled to be a lot less roomy?
Fitting my bulky Steeler in there has been a herculean task... Might have to give this one to Cover Girl when I get her finished and wait for something else for Steeler....

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:26 PM

Earlier today USA aired an old episode of NCIS entitled "Identity Crisis".


The corpse of the week was an ex-con operating under the name "Marvin Hinton". He had agreed to work undercover for the FBI in exchange for a new lease on life, and his point of contact was an agent named "Courtney Kreiger".


I had to point this one out to my mom, who totally missed it.

#2950 Dr Syn

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:35 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 3 2013, 02:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Jun 29 2013, 11:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is all my own stupid opinion

It's rather dumb, doesn't look much if anything like the actual vehicle.

The driver sits so far down that if you plug the big gap between the cage canopy (that extends beyond the vehicle's front) he can't see where he's going. The weapons when both are mounted can't rotate 360 any-more since they bash into each other. I'd say it's one of the worst vehicles since the VvsV NEUTRALIZER, the Mole Pod is a better vehicle than this.

It's just a poorly thought out vehicle. I'd say go get a PTE tank or track down a RoC Armored Panther.



It is save-able, if you are prepared to do a ton of scratch building and hours of work

All this and yet you couldn't warn me about how the driver area was retooled to be a lot less roomy?
Fitting my bulky Steeler in there has been a herculean task... Might have to give this one to Cover Girl when I get her finished and wait for something else for Steeler....



I... don't know what your Steeler looks like.
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#2951 Detour

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:37 PM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Jul 3 2013, 04:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Earlier today USA aired an old episode of NCIS entitled "Identity Crisis".


The corpse of the week was an ex-con operating under the name "Marvin Hinton". He had agreed to work undercover for the FBI in exchange for a new lease on life, and his point of contact was an agent named "Courtney Kreiger".


I had to point this one out to my mom, who totally missed it.


And yet you missed Robert Graves, Shannon O'Hara and Carl Greer.


QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Jul 3 2013, 04:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I... don't know what your Steeler looks like.



But really it was more about the limited figure space compared to the HISS Scout, than about my figure proper.

Edited by Detour, 03 July 2013 - 03:50 PM.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#2952 Fortress Ironhold

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:48 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 3 2013, 03:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And yet you missed Robert Graves, Shannon O'Hara and Carl Greer.


I was in and out of the room, so I probably did miss those.

#2953 Dr Syn

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:58 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 3 2013, 03:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Jul 3 2013, 04:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Earlier today USA aired an old episode of NCIS entitled "Identity Crisis".


The corpse of the week was an ex-con operating under the name "Marvin Hinton". He had agreed to work undercover for the FBI in exchange for a new lease on life, and his point of contact was an agent named "Courtney Kreiger".


I had to point this one out to my mom, who totally missed it.


And yet you missed Robert Graves, Shannon O'Hara and Carl Greer.


QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Jul 3 2013, 04:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I... don't know what your Steeler looks like.



But really it was more about the limited figure space compared to the HISS Scout, than about my figure proper.


That's a good Steeler. I didn't know about the space reduction compared to the HiSS Scout (haven't got one yet/ever).


MightyMegs, I'd go with the knee pads, holster, pouches and arm guards matching the dark purple on the vest.
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#2954 Detour

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:05 PM

QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Jul 3 2013, 04:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's a good Steeler. I didn't know about the space reduction compared to the HiSS Scout (haven't got one yet/ever).

http://www.yojoe.com.../3047/30619.jpg
http://www.yojoe.com.../3574/39080.jpg
They filled in a large segment of the driver's area, in the back.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#2955 MightyMegs

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:13 PM

QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Jul 3 2013, 04:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
MightyMegs, I'd go with the knee pads, holster, pouches and arm guards matching the dark purple on the vest.

I didn't do the kneepads... but here he is in purple. Better than red? And should I paint the vest the lighter purple?


Edited by MightyMegs, 03 July 2013 - 06:14 PM.


#2956 Dr Syn

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:24 PM

QUOTE(MightyMegs @ Jul 3 2013, 06:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Jul 3 2013, 04:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
MightyMegs, I'd go with the knee pads, holster, pouches and arm guards matching the dark purple on the vest.

I didn't do the kneepads... but here he is in purple. Better than red? And should I paint the vest the lighter purple?




If anything just paint the lighter purple to match the vest, or leave as is. It works for me.
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#2957 Detour

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:27 PM

I think if the kneepads and boots were painted the same deep purple as the vest, it'd be a solid look.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#2958 Detour

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:35 PM

Decided to improve upon the POC HISS Driver by removing the ill-fitting armor and painting the sculpted armor beneath:


The belt is a placeholder borrowed from a Captain America figure, until I can find something else that fits this surprisingly narrow waist.

And in honor of Big Brawler Day, here's my Big Brawler custom. The head was too perfect.


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#2959 Detour

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 02:30 AM

Sorry for tripleposting... but viperskingdom has the SDCC exclusive figures up for auction on ebay!

http://www.ebay.ca/i...=item5af2d296c3
http://www.ebay.ca/i...=item5af2d2a7b2
http://www.ebay.ca/i...=item5af2d2ab6d
http://www.ebay.ca/i...=item3f26c8321c
http://www.ebay.ca/i...=item53fac8276a

I don't really care much for non-transforming Joe vehicles colored like TFs, but those figures are just splendid!

Edited by Detour, 04 July 2013 - 05:30 AM.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 07:02 AM

I'll have to keep an eye on Baroness and Ravage. Those are the only parts of the set that I'm really interested in.



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