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@  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.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

YEEEE I'M A SURVIVOR-

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:58 AM)

Ooooh. Overload arrived. He's surprisingly fun.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 July 2020 - 03:14 PM)

Convert him to Maple Syrup.


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The Kaiju Thread - From Godzilla to the Pacific Rim

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#1841 Fishbug

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 07:21 PM

I think it's less the studio and more the budget.

 
I mean, that's certainly what I assumed.
 
I never got the impression that the animators of Prime were like, "Should we put some more background people and buildings in this scene?" "What? No, yuck."


Didn't TFP have a higher per-episode budget than The Close Wars?
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Posted 05 July 2019 - 07:54 PM

I'm not terribly knowledgeable, but my understanding is Clone Wars was funded completely by Lucasfilm and those numbers aren't public.


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Posted 05 July 2019 - 09:05 PM

Can they Unfridge Mako for this?


This. A million times over.

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 07:08 AM

EVERY Ultraman series is coming to the US!

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Im going to need bigger shelves...

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#1845 Ironbite

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 08:45 AM

Coupling this with Bluefin's recent survey about Kamen Rider, I'm actually kinda excited for Wester Toku.


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Posted 17 July 2019 - 05:14 PM

I finally got to see it.

I was the biggest skeptic. I made no secret of my skepticism. They tried to do what Toho took ten years to do with just their second movie, after they did barely anything with their first movie. They bit off a lot to chew here.

Anyway I am not vindicated. Not even a little bit.

OMG

OMG

OMG

OMG

OMG

OMG

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 03:20 PM

Glad you loved it!

So Comicon...

Two bits so far. Next NECA Godzilla is 1964!
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Second, the official title of the Shin Godzilla/Anime Movies era is apparently the Reiwa era.

Also, we may get an announcement from Criterion later... *crosses fingers*

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 09:44 PM

...But all those movies came out before the Reiwa era started?

 

Then again, I guess Return of Godzilla DID come out in 1984...when the Heisei era didn't actually start until 1989.  I guess Toho has a history of backdating things like this.



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Posted 18 July 2019 - 11:41 PM

That movie though.

 

OMG

 

I've had a headache since I saw it and it was worth it. Dehydration today probably had something to do with it but still.

 

Did James Cameron have something to do with this sequel? I'm having a hard time thinking of another example in recent memory of a sequel trying to be as absolutely BIGGER AND DUMBER AND SPLOSIONIER as physically and financially possible but not suffering for it. It is not an inferior movie to the 2014 movie by any means. I dunno, I guess a decade of Transformers sequels did not prepare me for how good this was.

 

OMG

 

Ghidorah's left head. :love

 

OMG

 

All the Hanna Barbara references. Did you see all the Hanna Barbara references? This like the origin story that series needed but never got. I must not be the only person on Earth who loves that series for this movie to get made the way it did.


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#1850 Master Fwiffo

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 11:34 AM

Hannah Barbara references?

EXPLAIN YOURSELF MORTAL

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#1851 Fnu Aw

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 09:10 PM

The ORCA is blatantly the Godzilla signal. They've finally explained what it is and how it's supposed to work.
 
Godzilla rises out of the water next to the submarine, apparently standing on an elevator. It makes no sense. It's either a goof or a Hanna Barbara reference. That Godzilla always rose out of the water like he was standing on an elevator.
 
I'm pretty sure I remember a reference to this shot from episode 1.
 
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This Godzilla doesn't stomp on things...


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#1852 Master Fwiffo

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 09:16 PM

I hate to tell you this, but Godzilla rising out of the water like hes standing on an elevator is basically modus operandi for Godzilla.

Ill take the Orca one though!

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 02:16 PM

As will I.

 

Ironbite-The elevator standing has always been a Godzilla staple though.


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Posted 20 July 2019 - 10:29 PM

I think that those are all a stretch, Fnu Aw.

 

The Orca is never used to summon Godzilla, and it doesn't really summon monsters on it's own.  And even with Ghidorah, he's just showing up because he wants to kill the person using it.  Besides, a Godzilla lure was used in the movies, so it isn't unique to the cartoon.

 

Godzilla somehow walking in water that should be far too deep is pretty common.

 

The volcano seen wasn't particularly unique, and Rodan has been associated with volcanoes since his first film.


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#1855 Fnu Aw

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 11:47 PM

Godzilla rising out of the water like hes standing on an elevator is basically modus operandi for Godzilla.

 

I'm scratching my head trying to think of anything remotely this extreme in any previous films. Titanosaurus immediately comes to mind, but I can't remember Godzilla himself ever pulling this water elevator act. This was way the heck out in the ocean, and the water was down to his knees.


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#1856 Master Fwiffo

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 02:11 PM

Godzilla rising out of the water like hes standing on an elevator is basically modus operandi for Godzilla.

 
I'm scratching my head trying to think of anything remotely this extreme in any previous films. Titanosaurus immediately comes to mind, but I can't remember Godzilla himself ever pulling this water elevator act. This was way the heck out in the ocean, and the water was down to his knees.

He does it multiple times in the Hesse series, Kong does it Kong vs Godzilla, and Im sure theres more.

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 03:04 PM

I think Fnu's reasoning here is inherently flawed. Being just a "more extreme" take on something that happened elsewhere means they could've decided on it without specifically thinking of the HB one.

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 01:14 AM

For what it's worth, the director is definitely aware of the series and could have been thinking of it.

 

 

"I've been a fan of Godzilla since I was old enough to walk. I grew up watching the Hanna Barbera cartoon...but every Saturday morning, from the ages of like two to seven, it was the Hanna Barbera cartoon and Super Friends, I think ABC had them back to back, and then my local TV station had old black and white Universal monsters followed by a Godzilla movie," Dougherty shared. "So, I was sort of subjected to it for years. And I fell in love with the character."

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" Yeah, I mean I feel like, in a lot of ways, I was raised by Godzilla. Every Saturday morning for years consisted of waking up, pouring a big bowl of cereal, watching sort of a combo platter of the Hanna-Barbera Godzilla cartoon, which was followed by Super Friends strangely. So right off the bat you're being presented with a portrayal of Godzilla as a hero, you know, and then that was followed by an afternoon Godzilla movie on the same channel.

 

[...] That's when the love affair started, and it just grew from there. But I used to sit and watch the old movies and the cartoon with my Godzilla shogun warrior, and every now and then I would have that sort of wish of what it would be like to make a Godzilla movie."

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#1859 Master Fwiffo

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 01:43 PM

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The last of Necas releases (at least for me) is The Bird, The Legend, ROOOOOOODAAAAAAAANNNNNNN!


Hes ok.

Hes got some things going for him. His paint scheme is great.

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That orange trim is dynamic and looks great. Added to it is this amazing base stand.

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This thing looks fantastic - super good paint and awesome details over the great explosion - its just super win!

He also comes with two heads:
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Basically mouth open or closed. So all that is great.

But on the other hand, hes super brittle - his plastic just feels bad - thin and Im scared (reportedly wings have broken on others but mines ok). In addition, his wings have very limited movement - they can flap down a bit but not up at all, which keeps him from getting into cool poses. Finally, I wish the actual cradle for his stand allowed him a bit more diverse range - he basically has flying straight - if they made it so he could tilt up or down he would have been much more awesome.

So overall a mixed bag, but Im still happy to have him.

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 03:24 PM

https://www.criterio...films-1954-1975

Hello beautiful.

However, its not all good news. Many of the films lack their english versions or even an English dub at all. Fortunately the two hardest to find films - Son of Godzilla and Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla do have their dubs. Others, notably Godzilla Raids Again and Mothra vs Godzilla, are missing the dub entirely.

Still Im pretty sure I wont pass this up.

I imagine a Hesie set is on the horizon.

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