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@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

In case anyone's wondering.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Also, she pronounces her own name "Zuh-see".

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I think I'd read a while back she was born in Berlin

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I thought Zazie Beetz was really fantastic in Deadpool 2. Really looking forward to seeing her in Joker.

@  Liege : (20 September 2019 - 12:05 PM)

Any sightings of Ratchet at U.S. Walgreens yet? A couple of stores around me have recently restocked their toy aisles but no Ratchets yet at those ones.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:54 AM)

You don't even hear a hint of an accent, and she only very rarely chooses some odd wording where she probably wasn't familiar with the more appropriate alternative due to its relative obscurity.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:41 AM)

Just watched what's possibly the most relaxed interview ever of a German Youtuber interviewing Zazie while walking around Berlin. Turns out she was born in Berlin and spent quite some time in Germany.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:39 AM)

Actors and actresses I had no idea speak fluent German, part 4.231: Zazie Beetz from Deadpool 2.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 September 2019 - 09:55 PM)

I've never read the source material and don't know much about it, but I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, and found the second alright

@  Sabrblade : (17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM)

The first movie was definitely not for me. I flat out hated it. Didn't even bother with the sequel.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM)

I liked the first movie a lot and enjoyed the original volume of the book, and the way they were developed in parallel was really interesting. It all got super extra unpleasant as soon as they went back though. I don't remember really whether the initial sequels are "good" or not, but either way both the second movie and the second run of the book quickly demonstrated that the property sure wasn't for me.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i have a real hard time offering praise of anything connected to an utter shitstain like Mark Millar.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 10:16 AM)

What I'm currently using is an i5 2018 Surface Laptop. My current desktop is all but dead. I think in the end affordability will win out over specs. I need to use CAD programs, but I'm a student, not a professional.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 10:06 AM)

Okay. Whats the specs on the I7 and what are you currently using?

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 09:23 AM)

fun and games

@  wonko the sane? : (09 September 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Depends entirely on what you use the computer for.

@  Steevy Maximus : (09 September 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Probably not

@  Benbot : (09 September 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Do I need an i7 on my new computer?

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:08 PM)

https://imgur.com/fkyjpza


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 02:54 PM

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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Star’s Cityneon secures rights to use Transformers brand

Star Media Group Bhd’s Cityneon Holdings Ltd has secured the rights to use the Transformers brand, which is a major international household name in the entertainment world.

 
 

PETALING JAYA: Star Media Group Bhd’s Cityneon Holdings Ltd has secured the rights to use the Transformers brand, which is a major international household name in the entertainment world.

The Singapore-listed Cityneon said on Wednesday its unit Dayspring Entertainment Pte Ltd had sealed an agreement with Hasbro, Inc. and Hasbro International, Inc. relating to the Transformer brand.

Under the agreement, Dayspring has the exclusive rights to use the Transformers brand for the development, staging, production, promotion, and advertisement of the exhibits.

Cityneon said the exhibitions will be at approved venues in the world (excluding the city of Indianapolis, Indiana and Japan). The first exhibition is expected to be opened in 2016.

“Dayspring is also able to develop and manufacture merchandises based on the exhibits, and the right to advertise and sell such merchandises at the identified venues. The exclusive right is for period until June 30, 2023,” it said.

This follows Cityneon’s success in securing the rights to provide exhibition services of characters from comic book giant Marvel earlier this year.

On Sept 30, Cityneon, which is a leading provider of solutions for interior architecture, experiential environment, events and exhibitions, completed a S$21mil (RM59mil) deal with Philadelphia Investments Ltd to acquire the entire share capital of Victory Hill.

Victory Hill holds the rights to operate, market and promote the Marvel exhibits for display in museums and science centres or other similar venues.

Iconic Marvel characters include the Hulk, Thor, Iron Man and Captain America, which were popularised by the movie The Avengers.

Separately, Victory Hill Exhibitions chief executive officer and president Ron Tan said the group is honoured to be able to partner with Hasbro for the global rights to launch the Transformers experience in different parts of the world.

“We have witnessed how both Transformers movies 3 and 4 grossed more than us$1bil (RM4.4bil) in its tickets sales globally, as well as the reception towards the Transformers franchise by all age groups and in all corners of the world.”

On the reason for the acquisition of Victory Hill, Cityneon had said earlier this year that it had “always been hunting for interesting and complementary plays to add to its business mix”.

“Other than increasing our global footprint and diversifying our revenue streams, the board is convinced that the acquisition of Victory Hill will bring us to a new level of providing exhibition services and add significant value to our global offering,” said non-executive chairman Lew Weng Ho in a statement in April.

 


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 02:58 PM

 


Cityneon said the exhibitions will be at approved venues in the world (excluding the city of Indianapolis, Indiana and Japan).

 

Well that's odd.



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 02:59 PM

 

 


Cityneon said the exhibitions will be at approved venues in the world (excluding the city of Indianapolis, Indiana and Japan).

 

Well that's odd.

 

The Children's Museum exhibits in Indianapolis, Indiana that the Allspark covered a while back.

 

That's got to be the exclusion reason, plus TakaraTomy in Japan.


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:03 PM

...Ooookay.  Are they using "convention" and "exhibition" interchangeably here?  And Indianapolis is excluded?

 

Huh.


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:03 PM

Oh. That makes sense.

 

In any case it kinda-sorta makes sense that this might be related to Cybertron Con? Most of these things aren't really cons, though.



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:07 PM

http://www.thestar.c...rand/?style=biz

 

“Dayspring is also able to develop and manufacture merchandises based on the exhibits, and the right to advertise and sell such merchandises at the identified venues. The exclusive right is for period until June 30, 2023,” it said.

 

I wonder what this entails exactly.


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:13 PM

I wonder what any part of this means. I feel like I'm trying to read spaghetti.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:14 PM

If this means the end of BotCon and the TCC, then I think we as fans have lost a lot.  As surely these exhibitions will be catered to a much broader audience.

 

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:21 PM

If this means the end of BotCon and the TCC, then I think we as fans have lost a lot.  As surely these exhibitions will be catered to a much broader audience.

 

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It would be an impressive dick move for Hasbro to go, "We're going to work together closer than ever!  Look at all this cool early stuff you can use!  By the way, we're yanking your license next year kthnxbye!"


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:28 PM

 

If this means the end of BotCon and the TCC, then I think we as fans have lost a lot.  As surely these exhibitions will be catered to a much broader audience.

 

Randy

It would be an impressive dick move for Hasbro to go, "We're going to work together closer than ever!  Look at all this cool early stuff you can use!  By the way, we're yanking your license next year kthnxbye!"

 

 

I think a global deal with a big company like CityNeon has little concern about any improved cooperation between the Hasbro Transformers Team and Fun Publications.

 

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:39 PM

That said, it looks like Cityneon is only acting through Victory Hill, which specializes in exactly what they say up there - exhibitions like Avengers Station.  So I'm back to thinking this probably doesn't actually cross over Botcon territory any more so than Transformers The Ride did with Evac.


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:42 PM

Yeah, it sounds like it's more exhibition stuff like the Museum exhibit and not Botcon type stuff.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:57 PM

 

 

 


Cityneon said the exhibitions will be at approved venues in the world (excluding the city of Indianapolis, Indiana and Japan).

 

Well that's odd.

 

The Children's Museum exhibits in Indianapolis, Indiana that the Allspark covered a while back.

 

That's got to be the exclusion reason, plus TakaraTomy in Japan.

 

As a resident of Indianapolis, this has me totally confused.  Why would the Children's Museum's exhibit of Transformers have anything to do with a show/convention?  This makes little sense to me.  I look forward to more clarification in the future. 



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:58 PM

Yeah, I'm not seeing any real overlap. I suspect Botcon's safe.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:02 PM

If BotCon and the TCC are gone due to this agreement, it's we as fans who have really lost out.

 

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:07 PM

You said that, almost verbatim, with a couple more words added on the end on the previous page. You also have ties to Fun Publications, and aren't exactly an impartial party.​ please disregard

 

That said, I do agree with you. I don't think any replacement would be quite as ambitious within the limitation of retools and redecoes with the occasional ridiculous tooling expense, and many aspects of the media they produce are extremely enjoyable.


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:07 PM

Is there not room for both? Convention and exhibit are not the same things.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:19 PM

First, why is this announcement tied to the name "Cybertron Con"?  That name isn't mentioned in the press release.

 

Second, it sounds like an entirely different sort of thing than Botcon.  I doubt it has any impact.



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:20 PM

You said that, almost verbatim, with a couple more words added on the end on the previous page. You also have ties to Fun Publications, and aren't exactly an impartial party.

What ties are you referring to?  If being friends with people who work from FunPub is "ties to Fun Publications" then a lot of us have ties to them.



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:22 PM

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