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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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#81 Dake

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:48 PM

Nice! My TRUs still have not gotten these in!
 
 
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#82 MightyMegs

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:40 PM

Mine either (as far as I know)... I got lucky and saw them on the website...

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:26 PM

QUOTE(MightyMegs @ Oct 16 2012, 03:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Which Ewok is that? I don't recognize the fur color or the hood or belt. The closest I have to that color hood on a modern Ewok is either light tan or dark gray.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:44 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Oct 19 2012, 01:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(MightyMegs @ Oct 16 2012, 03:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Which Ewok is that? I don't recognize the fur color or the hood or belt. The closest I have to that color hood on a modern Ewok is either light tan or dark gray.

It's this guy... I'm pretty sure it's one of the bunch of Ewoks I repainted, but I really don't remember.


Edited by MightyMegs, 19 October 2012 - 12:45 PM.


#85 NightViper

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 01:15 PM

Oh ok.

So it's Rhomba's hood on Leektar's body. And then some added paint.

Phew. I thought I was missing one for a second icon-fire.gif

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:55 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Oct 19 2012, 02:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh ok.

So it's Rhomba's hood on Leektar's body. And then some added paint.

Phew. I thought I was missing one for a second icon-fire.gif

Ha! I always buy duplicates of Ewok figures as they come out, and paint and swap parts to fill my Endor ranks. Trouble is... I forget which are 'real' and which are frankenwoks.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:00 AM

Who's the bird-man?

Oddly, the Star Wars Angry Bird things are starting to grow on me. I got me the Han in Carbonite/Wedge and AT-AT Driver/Boushh blind packs. Cute, but now I feel the need to own a launcher so I can kill jive with them.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:32 AM

QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Nov 10 2012, 10:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Who's the bird-man?


Woman. She's Sly More (Moore?), One of Palpatine's aides in AotC and RotS.

#91 Dake

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:34 PM

So has anyone had any luck finding the Mandalorian Shuttle in the TRU two-packs? Up until today all I've seen are the Jedi Starfighter/V-wing packs. Today I finally saw a pack with the Droid Gunship/Xanadu Blood and Plo Koon's Starfighter with another fighter but still no luck with the Shuttle.
 
 
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#92 SwiftEagle

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:08 PM

Not yet, though a friendly and knowledgeable TRU employee told me last weekend that I'd missed one. They're apparently totally randomized.
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#93 MightyMegs

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:54 AM

QUOTE(Dake @ Nov 10 2012, 07:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So has anyone had any luck finding the Mandalorian Shuttle in the TRU two-packs? Up until today all I've seen are the Jedi Starfighter/V-wing packs. Today I finally saw a pack with the Droid Gunship/Xanadu Blood and Plo Koon's Starfighter with another fighter but still no luck with the Shuttle.

Lookie Here

I ordered mine now, wasn't going to take a chance on them selling out at 19.99

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:52 PM

Thanks for that!
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:59 PM

Thanks for the heads up, though I missed it.

Good news is I found four fresh cases in upstock at one of my TRUs. I drug the big ladder over and pulled two down (since there wasn't a red-shirt to be found). The Mandalorian Assault Shuttle is such a cool little ship. I'm sure we'll see it again - it would be a shame not to - but I'm glad to have a couple now.

I really feel like they may have planned for a rear compartment too but it got cut from the budget. The rear of the fuselage seems like it could easily open to store weapons and jetpacks or something.
 
 
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#97 SwiftEagle

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

Wait, the librarian set is out?
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#98 MightyMegs

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:23 PM

QUOTE(SwiftEagle @ Nov 25 2012, 07:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wait, the librarian set is out?

Sort of. Alot of people who pre-orderd from Brian's Toys when it was first offered are still waiting. I pre-ordered mine last week when one person reported getting theirs. I got mine yesterday.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:17 PM

Huh. Yeah, count me in that first group. I didn't realize it had started to ship at all.
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#100 MightyMegs

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