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@  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)


@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:07 PM)

Today's convention haul:

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 08:54 AM)

But it was Huuunnngrrrryyyy. What was I supposed to do?

@  MEDdMI : (08 September 2019 - 08:23 AM)

But did you feed any small fuzzy creatures after midnight?

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 06:32 AM)

Shouldn't be. I literally just built it. Not even three weeks ago even.

@  TM2-Megatron : (07 September 2019 - 10:13 PM)

Sounds like your computer's on its last lags, Wonko

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 07:37 PM)

Dunno, crucial says it's fine, gonna need a second opinion.

@  Pennpenn : (07 September 2019 - 06:52 PM)

Good luck! (or break a leg if it's like theater luck...)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Alright. The damages now seem to include my primary SSD. Thankfully, the gaming drive (I have now lost all my games and mods entirely.) Let me wipe it and install there. Once the crucial utility is installed again, will verify the drive.

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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 06:48 AM

Released on 3/31 in Hasbro Asia's territories (his Japanese release date is 3/19).






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Posted 15 March 2016 - 08:10 AM

Looks great!  I'm not happy about paying for another Seeker, but I'm not missing out on a conehead.  I hope Thrust is next!

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 08:17 AM

Dirge is the red headed step child of Seekers in Japan, so I expect him to be last.


When I say that he was originally a mail away figure, his reissue was limited to 800 instead of 1,000 like the others, and his SCF was a chase figure instead of a regular figure like the other two coneheads.




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Posted 15 March 2016 - 08:17 AM

Hmm, his shoulders don't look as low as they did in the last batch of pictures. I skipped Thundercracker and Skywarp since I felt they were too expensive for straight up recolors and that Takara would do their won eventually but yeah, new tooling makes this a lot more palatable. Not sure which conehead I like better after Ramjet. Thrust has cooler (i.e. not lame) wings but I love Dirge's colors. 


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Posted 15 March 2016 - 09:16 AM

Wow, that's an ugly face.

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 10:00 AM

Maybe a Botcon pickup for me.


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Posted 15 March 2016 - 10:25 AM

Dirge will be a Hasbro export to Japan just like Acid Rain.

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 10:26 AM

Maybe a Botcon pickup for me.


hopefully he wont be a gazillion dollars in the aftermarket like Skywarp.


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Posted 15 March 2016 - 10:41 AM

Lacks toast accessory.  Disappointing.

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 10:55 AM


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Posted 15 March 2016 - 11:46 AM

Ugh, forgot this was coming so soon. It's gonna be an expensive couple of weeks.

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 11:49 AM

Wow, that's an ugly face.


Really, really terrible. It's like the robot on the cover of Queen's "News of the World" with sexyfied lips.

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 12:02 PM

I want I want I want!!!


Love the legs, the face is perfect, and those wings

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 12:26 PM

The shot of all three posing together looks like they're dancing.

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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.

#15 Powered Convoy

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 12:42 PM

For some reason Skywarp has fingerless gloves much like the original sexy Classics deco prior to going to retail...






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Posted 15 March 2016 - 06:28 PM

I don't actually mind the face that much, although (because?) it kind of reminds me of the MCP.


But those wings are terrible. Flat, undynamic, featureless flaps with the Decepticon symbols apparently so ashamed to be on them that they're trying to escape off the edge. They look like a child's drawing of Ramjet's wings.

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 08:46 PM




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Posted 15 March 2016 - 09:18 PM

I've got him on pre order, excited to add him to my small rank of deception mp figures. I'd just like more than a jet or tape deck. Shockwave will be nice. Hopefully a triple change con is next.

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 06:47 AM

He's now shipping!



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Posted 17 March 2016 - 06:58 AM

My biggest complaint about the updated MP Seekers are the giant, sharp-edged boxes on the knees. Apparently Takara decided they needed to be bigger still - those hockey-goalie knee pads are ridiculous. 


Still, he looks nice over all, but I'm not going to import these. Hasbro would need to bring them over for me to consider replacing IGear's.