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@  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?

@  ▲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.


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#1841 Tm_Silverclaw

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 10:38 PM

CGI can be very expensive, and again p, all the merchandise from the first draft had to be scrapped. I just don't see it making any money.

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 11:58 AM

CGI can be very expensive, and again p, all the merchandise from the first draft had to be scrapped. I just don't see it making any money.


I doubt they had that much merch produced, and what we saw in the original trailer was probably the extent of "finished" footage of Sonic, and even those they could probably just reskin with the new model, and do some tweaks on the detail animations on the eyes etc.
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Posted 15 November 2019 - 12:20 AM

Just repackage some older Sonic merchandise. It's close enough now.


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Posted 16 November 2019 - 02:37 AM

What we know was ready to go-

Toys and plushes
Sculpted drink cup toppers to be sold at cinemas
Branded sneakers matching the original design

So yeah, a lot of merch for this will now have to be struck off and we know merch has long lead times.

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 11:45 AM

What we know was ready to go-

Toys and plushes
Sculpted drink cup toppers to be sold at cinemas
Branded sneakers matching the original design

So yeah, a lot of merch for this will now have to be struck off and we know merch has long lead times.


Seems like the shoes can still sell just fine. Is there anything beyond prototypes, mock ups, and one offs for the toys and toppers?
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#1846 HellCat

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 01:10 PM

The shoes were the new ones Sonic wears on the scrapped model. He's now wearing his iconic power sneakers.



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Posted 16 November 2019 - 03:17 PM

The shoes were the new ones Sonic wears on the scrapped model. He's now wearing his iconic power sneakers.


Which were pretty standard puma running shoes, that can still be sold as pretty standard puma running shoes.
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#1848 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 07:43 AM

No, if you look closely he's using Rings as portals. Giant rings warping you to other places? Yeah, thats very much part of Sonic lore/gameplay.

 
Good eye. But, while giant rings have been used to bring him to other zones and levels, have they ever been used to bring him to entirely different planets?

I think Archie did that (I'd have to double-check), and I think the Special Stages in Sonic CD might have as well.

As for the merch, I think they'll likely move enough of it now to make up for what was scrapped (especially if the companies involved are responsible recyclers).

Think of itvlike this: Even if I wasn't interested in seeing the movie, at least this is a Sonic design I'd want to own. A goblin drink topper doesn't appeal to me at all, but a little blue buddy keeping an eye on my Coke? Sign me up!

In other words, merch based on the new design can actually sell to fans of the movie, Sonic fans who don't see the movie, and even people who don't know who Sonic is.

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 09:36 AM

Don't know how true this is... But if it is.. Yeah, Movie is going to bomb badly.

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 09:37 PM

I hope those numbers aren't real because that is not good.

Still, the world doesn't make sense anymore, so I'm still rooting for the outcome where this turns into an improbable blockbuster.

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 03:29 PM

Trafon ran with the wrong numbers, it's the internet, it happens. It apparently cost them $5 million or less to redo the model. Doesn't change all the scrapped merchandise though.


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Posted 22 November 2019 - 03:53 PM

I doubt we'll ever know the exact numbers but that sounds much more realistic.

 

I wonder how much merchandise is actually going to be scrapped. Have you seen much movie tie-in merchandise lately? I doubt some of those companies will even care. Either way Walmart's just going to order too much of wave 1 and then nothing ever again.


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Posted 23 November 2019 - 11:31 AM

Betcha the OG merch that got scrapped will be released somehow and collectors will run after them.

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Posted 23 November 2019 - 06:03 PM

Obviously Paramount felt it was worth the money to redo it. They're probably hedging their bets on the good will and attention from the whole debacle to boost their ticket sales.

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Posted 23 November 2019 - 08:38 PM

Well Im at least cool with using my movie pass to go see it one time as a Sonic fan. But I think its still more about my love of old school Jim Carrey and I want too see that than Super Speed Smurf the Roadchip.

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 01:52 AM

Jim Carrey was born for this role. Stars aligned somewhere for this.


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#1857 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 25 November 2019 - 01:48 PM

I'm not a Carrey fan (more of poor Cyclops actually) but I'm here for Sonic.

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Posted 25 November 2019 - 05:56 PM

After all, all the old merchandising had to be thrown out, all the toys and such.

(and similar comments)

Did it have to be thrown out, though? It wouldn't be even close to the first movie to have merch that wasn't accurate to the movie. Silver Knight Optimus Prime comes to mind, or VW Bumblebee's door wings. For a non-Transformers example, the Playmates action figures for Star Trek: Generations were wearing new uniforms that didn't actually make it into the movie.

It's not like the old design wasn't immediately recognizable as Sonic the Hedgehog.

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Posted 25 November 2019 - 11:04 PM

I dunno, like, my girlfriend had an intensely visceral reaction to the original design. Like, it legit freaked her out.

We're not just talking about accuracy to please the die hard fans. This is a case where a lot of people were extremely distressed by a design. I could see them going full purge on it.

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 09:52 AM

That being said, Fnu Aw has a point: it feels to me like you don't get the merchandising blitz for movies/tv shows the way you used to fifteen to twenty five years ago. There might not have been that much scrapped at all.


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