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@  -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.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?


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The Kaiju Thread - From Godzilla to the Pacific Rim

Godzilla Kaiju Toho Pacific Rim Jaeger

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#41 Starsteam

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 10:56 AM

That is friggin fantastic.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 09:06 PM

BBTS has lowered the price even further to $13.60 for the opened mouth silver version of the Mecha King Kong figure. For that price, I gladly threw it into my pile of loot. Unfortunately the bomb belt silver version is already sold out.

http://www.bigbadtoy...amp;company=633

Link has all the Raymundo Mechanikong products they carry. Looks like all the prices for them dropped, although I'm having trouble making sense of the pricing scheme.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 09:36 AM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Nov 15 2011, 08:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just reviewed "Atragon".

It wasn't nearly the jingoistic bit of nationalism I remember it being when I first watched it, or how a lot of reviews make it out to be. As a matter of fact, it had a very progressive theme supporting globalization and urging old timers to let go of their grip on the long-gone Japanese Empire.

It was a very fascinating piece of political and social commentary on par with the original "Godzilla".

But MAN was it boring. And Manda doesn't do crap in the thing.

My copy of Atragon arrived on Friday, and I just had the opportunity to watch the whole thing this morning.

First thing I noticed within the first ten minutes is that the cast is full of a who's who of Toho kaiju movie actors. It was cool to see so many familiar Toho faces in one movie. I do have to agree that it was a little boring. It seemed to take forever to get to the Atragon, and then even longer for it to really do anything. That said it does have some great effects. I loved the scene of the attack on the city causing it to sink as it has to be the best miniature shot in the film. When the Atragon finally does go on the offensive, it is fun to watch.

The nationalism aspect didn't bother me at all, if anything it's one of the more interesting parts of the movie as its the captain's stubborn grip on the past that's endangering the future of all people on the planet. It kind of plays into the ending too with the Mu Empress swimming away.

I knew Manda was barely in the movie beforehand, but I was dissappointed that when he does show up the scene is very murky because its underwater. The transfer of the dvd is fantastic, it's just that this scene is meant to look like its underwater. Doesn't help that they're shooting ink/smoke torpedos at him to blind him to the escaping scubadivers either. So you never really get a good clear look at him, and it's a huge contrast to his appearance in Destroy All Monsters. Atragon may be his first appearance, but DAM is the definitive Manda, imo. There's *nothing* in Atragon that compares to the scene of him attacking the monorail in DAM, or, well, really any shot of him in DAM.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 05:51 PM

I rediscovered Bill's Kitchen last week, the guy makes his own kaiju models from scratch:

http://www.bills-kit...tchen/home.html

One of my favorites:

http://www.bills-kit...Godzilla.html#2




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Posted 28 November 2011 - 11:43 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Nov 28 2011, 05:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I rediscovered Bill's Kitchen last week, the guy makes his own kaiju models from scratch:

http://www.bills-kit...tchen/home.html

One of my favorites:

http://www.bills-kit...Godzilla.html#2

Wow, if this is the same one I'm thinking, nice to see that site still around.

#46 Alpha Omega Trion Supreme

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 06:13 PM

Watched Goro for the first time, and my appreciation for it really grew after I realized it was made in 1961. For some reason I always thought it was a product of the mid-70's. Anyway, some great effects and perspective shots especially considering the time period. I didn't care much for the head design on the creature, but I get that they were probably going for a kind of walking alligator. For my tastes the snout was a little too squarish, and the back through to the tail does look like the back of a gator. I really appreciated that they had the suit actor's legs bent at all times, which helped make it look less like a suit actor.

I was *very* suprised at how graphic the destruction in London was, even more so after realizing it was done in 1961. Buildings, walls, ceilings, and debris fall over the place on top of the fleeing people of the city. People are getting crushed, and they allow no doubt that its happening. Reminded me of Gamera 3 in that way that its not a good idea to be around these giant monsters. The story's a little straight forward with a kind of twist on the King Kong brought to New York story, but it gets the job done, and the acting was great. I was also suprised to learn that the director for this also directed The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, which I also watched this weekend(and also holds up, imo, especially if you're a Hauryhausen nut).

The transfer on VCI's "Widescreeen Destruction Edition" dvd could have been better but was decent for watching upscaled without being overly bothered. We're a little spoiled with all these great Shout! and Media Blasters releases lately, but I would still like to see this get similar treatment. The picture could look a lot more clean than it does even in standard dvd definition. However, I was completely suprised that the sound was in 5.1. Unfortunately there's no English 2.0 stereo, as its 5.1 or nothing. So I guess you can't hear it non-digitally altered without listening to the French soundtrack. That said the 5.1 is suprisingly good, and the rear speakers are used quite well during certain spots of the movie.

This movie is definitely worth a look for any kaiju fan.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 08:59 AM

SHF Mecha Godzilla is out it seems. Still itty bitty


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:27 AM

Wow, random tech detail on the side of the head.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 07:34 PM

Pat Lee-esque?

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 07:36 PM

At least his arms aren't as thick as his legs.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:47 PM

My silver open-mouth Raymundo Mechani-Kong arrived today. The sculpt is nice and I like the silver. Articulation just consists of the waist and simple up/down for the arms, but no leg articulation. Height and bulk wise, it's roughly half the size of the Bandai. It's a little taller than your typical Revoltech kaiju. The only fault I can find with it is that it's sculpted so that it's kind of back-heavy. There needed to be a little pitch forward at the ankles. As a result, in a stand-at-attention pose he wants to fall backwards unless you counterweight it by raising the arms slightly forward as pictured below.

For $13.60, I'm pretty darn happy with this, and despite the balance issue, heavily recommend adding it to your pile of loot at BBTS before it's out of stock. Especially considering how crazy high the Bandai's ebay prices can go. I wish I would have had the heads up on these when they originally clearanced so I could have picked the bomb-belt version up for $17 at the same time.



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Posted 26 December 2011 - 12:04 AM

For Christmas I got the last major Toho Kaiju film I was missing! King Kong Escapes was added to my collection this morning and I gave it a watch tonight.

I think the best review I can give is to call it bat-jive crazy. So they took King Kong, mixed it in with a robot, threw in some corny American actors, a few James Bond reject villains (DR. WHO. DR. WHO), and what the hell, the North Pole and Tokyo too. It's wonderfully bizaare and hilariously stupid. Kong's like a trained puppy dog to the obnoxiously annoying Linda Miller, and Dr. Who is wonderfully Corny and laughably cheesy and the Kong Suit is absolutely terrible but still hilarious (I love how he punched Gorosaurus to death) and frankly, it's just a stupid fun blast.

Great film.

Edited by Master Fwiffo, 26 December 2011 - 12:04 AM.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 02:11 AM

One thing I really liked about it is the smaller scale of Kong made for some great miniatures. I generally like my monsters nice and big, so that they are not always dwarfed by buildings, but I kinda wish Toho did more smaller scale deals like this, FCTW, and WOTG.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 08:34 PM

SHM Godzilla may be tiny but these are so tiny it makes Godzilla huuuuge icon-waspy.gif



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Posted 29 December 2011 - 08:46 PM

I'm amused that those maser vehicles are more in scale than they were in Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla. Nice that they bothered to go the extra distance with those.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:05 PM

I'm appalled that the SHM Garuda for Mechagodzilla isn't an included accessory with the figure, and even worse, costs as much as the figure itself.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 10:18 PM

QUOTE(Alpha Omega Trion Supreme @ Dec 29 2011, 09:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm appalled that the SHM Garuda for Mechagodzilla isn't an included accessory with the figure, and even worse, costs as much as the figure itself.

I'm just glad they are even doing it at all. I was worried they had dropped it when the Mechagodzilla pre-order went up.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:56 AM

I hope they release in scale papercraft buildings to go with the toys. would be great for the SHM and SRC Robots

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 09:05 PM

QUOTE(Alpha Omega Trion Supreme @ Dec 30 2011, 02:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm appalled that the SHM Garuda for Mechagodzilla isn't an included accessory with the figure, and even worse, costs as much as the figure itself.


This right here.

I've got Godzilla and Mecha G in my pile of loot at BBTS but the asking price for the Garuda set is downright ridiculous. If I can find it somewhere for a better price I'll get it, but if not than I guess no Super Mecha G for me.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 10:03 PM

Some guy with Media Blasters had the following to say:
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"When the deals for these films were made, Toho didn't want any extra content on the discs while Media Blasters wanted to include a lot of extras. So there was a lot of back and forth betwee...n the two companies until they came to an agreement. There were some stipulations from Toho about what content could or couldn't be advertised, which is why there were some extras on the discs that were mentioned in the press release but not on the final cover art.

But when DAM came out Toho complained to Media Blasters that there were more extras than they'd expected there to be. My understanding is that the main issue was with stills, because Toho would charge for each photo used and therefore the more images, the bigger the payment to them. Media Blasters said they're willing to pay the difference so its a matter of coming up with an acceptable figure.

Rather than put out MEGALON now and risk a repeat of what happened with DAM, both sides want MEGALON pre-approved before it goes to press. Like I said before, I haven't heard of any specific issues with MEGALON... the delay is that Toho is focused on DAM and wants that resolved before turning their attention to the next release. And once Toho and Media Blasters are on the same page with DAM, MEGALON should go much more smoothly.

All the legal stuff sure is fun!"

So, yes, Toho is upset. Over stills, of all things.

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