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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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#1 Jenny

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 04:58 PM

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So, uh, I kind of want to ask why we're getting the really terrible Energon Grimlock as part of this set, instead of Classics or FOC Grimlock.



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:02 PM

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No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:04 PM

The FOC one is likely too big/costly for the price point they wanted to hit, and maybe too recent as well.

 

The leaked customer service list had "Then and Now" sets for Optimus, Bumblebee, Strafe, and Slug as well.  So the Strafe one might be the Swoop that goes with this Grimlock.

 

(I don't know about Slug - Animated Snarl maybe?)



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:04 PM

Energon Grimlock is older and harder to get?

 

That's my best guess.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:09 PM

Age of Extinction Voyager Grimlock continues to look pretty good, at least.

 

The leaked customer service list had "Then and Now" sets for Optimus, Bumblebee, Strafe, and Slug as well.  So the Strafe one might be the Swoop that goes with this Grimlock.

 

(I don't know about Slug - Animated Snarl maybe?)

 

Come on, Beast Wars Neo Killerpunch!

 

I mean, Slug's frill is kind of spiky... kind of...


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#6 Darkstream

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:11 PM

Energon Grimlock is older and harder to get?

 

That's my best guess.

harder to get because they've all been nuked in outer space. 



#7 Bass X0

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:12 PM

Voyager Grimlock continues to look pretty good, at least.

 

The leaked customer service list had "Then and Now" sets for Optimus, Bumblebee, Strafe, and Slug as well.  So the Strafe one might be the Swoop that goes with this Grimlock.

 

(I don't know about Slug - Animated Snarl maybe?)

 

Come on, Beast Wars Neo Killerpunch!

 

I mean, Slug's frill is kind of spiky... kind of...

 

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:15 PM

At least it's not FoC Grimlock.


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#9 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:15 PM

And here I'd dared to hope that the Energon Dinobots mold had been lost forever.

#10 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:18 PM

 

Voyager Grimlock continues to look pretty good, at least.

 

The leaked customer service list had "Then and Now" sets for Optimus, Bumblebee, Strafe, and Slug as well.  So the Strafe one might be the Swoop that goes with this Grimlock.

 

(I don't know about Slug - Animated Snarl maybe?)

 

Come on, Beast Wars Neo Killerpunch!

 

I mean, Slug's frill is kind of spiky... kind of...

 

Guiledart. 

 

 

No, I want Killerpunch. Guiledart's been released over here multiple times, and even the original's easy to find for cheap. Killerpunch isn't. Slug is in the same colors as Killerpunch, and while he's kind of obviously a triceratops, I'd be super-happy if they somehow decided this was a good excuse to finally release the styracosaurus remold in the US.

 

I don't think it'll happen, but it's what I want.



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:23 PM

EN Grimlock's transformation is closer to the G1 toy they're trying to evoke. It's also more robust and takes up more space in the box than Classics, making you think you might be getting a value.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:25 PM

I look at that stock photo of the AoE Grimlock in dino mode and all I can see is this:

 

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#13 Walky

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:34 PM

Meanwhile "1984" Grimlock is super stoned.

 

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:38 PM

Some tfwiki contributor out there, somewhere, is probably happy that he can stick the Energon Grimlock toy in G1 Grimlock's toys page, as he was intended to be a decade ago.



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:40 PM

I can just here it now

 

"wow look at how crappy tfs were in the 80's dad...."

 

*SMACK*

 

"you aren't my son."

 

:(

 

this will ruin families hasbro .. cancel this like FOC Beast Megatron



#16 Walky

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:43 PM

Some tfwiki contributor out there, somewhere, is probably happy that he can stick the Energon Grimlock toy in G1 Grimlock's toys page, as he was intended to be a decade ago.

 

Only the redeco.  The original release is still the UT character.



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:45 PM

Yeah, probably should've specified "an" Energon Grimlock figure instead of the the original release.



#18 Eneon

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:50 PM

Echoing thoughts that have been said elsewhere. I wonder how many adults will see this and think it's the same toy from their childhood.




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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:52 PM

At least it's not FoC Grimlock.

 

Uhhhhhhhhhhhhh



#20 unluckiness

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:53 PM

It would be the first case when the toy they remember is actually better than the piece of crap in front of them.

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