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@  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

@  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


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#441 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 06:33 AM

So there's a five inch Grimlock of that mold?! Holy cow, I want one!

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   TOY DRAMA THEATER!

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#442 Steevy Maximus

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 01:32 PM

I'm not sure if this was reported or if anyone even cares about these products, but Walmart is exclusively carrying a batch of "Prime Guardians" this year.  These are the 5-ish inch line of non-transforming figures, sold open package style. They have 4 points of articulation (head, shoulders, waist).

The assortment for this year includes G1 Optimus Prime, Megatron, Soundwave and Starscream (reuses from the 2012 SDCC set with worst/fewer paint apps), and reruns of Transformers Prime Bumblebee and Shockwave.  Optimus, Megatron and Bumblebee are heavy packed with Shockwave, Soundwave and Starscream at one per case.  Looks to feature the same sort of Authentics stylings from the new lower cost figures.



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Posted 08 October 2018 - 02:30 PM

I saw those - sort of up-sized Heroes of Cybertron.


 
 
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Posted 18 October 2018 - 02:31 AM

Does Siege Megatron utilize the evergreen design?
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Posted 18 October 2018 - 11:20 AM

Only insofar as they're both tanks that turn into the same G1 gray blockman design.  The details don't match up otherwise.


Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#446 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 05:33 AM

The Bravo Grimlock Authentics appeared in the Philippines. He's totally dino-BOUGHT!

When I open him up, he's going to menace so many people, muhahaha!

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   TOY DRAMA THEATER!

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#447 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 02:05 PM

Ok, I open him up and I was really let down.

Bot mode is fine (in fact, I like the Alpha bot Grimlock mode) but dino mode... has molded arms! He looks like a banana on two feet! Differently shaped stompers too. Not as good as the Alpha. I was so disappointed :(


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   TOY DRAMA THEATER!

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 08:02 PM

So this week I spotted wave 1 of the 5-inch "Bravo" figures at Ollie's. $3.99 USD each.


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Posted 23 October 2018 - 10:03 AM

So this week I spotted wave 1 of the 5-inch "Bravo" figures at Ollie's. $3.99 USD each.

Yep, I saw them too - the first time I've seen them around here, actually, as the Family Dollar/Dollar General stores around here never stocked them. 
 
They got the larger figures in, but not the smaller guys, so I'm hoping Ollie's eventually ends up with the wave 2 "Bravo" wave 2 Grimlock, as well.
 
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Posted 23 October 2018 - 03:06 PM

Walgreens is also carrying the smaller Authentics assortment in their Christmas section next to the 3 POA Star Wars and Comic figures.



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Posted 23 October 2018 - 03:32 PM

Yeah I saw Megatron and Starscream today.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 10:27 PM

Today I saw a 7-inch Grimlock at a Family Dollar.  It is being sold for $10.



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 07:37 AM

And now another new figure has appeared out of nowhere: Alpha Megatron, found at retail in the Philippines.
http://www.tfw2005.c...retail.1165776/
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"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 19 December 2018 - 04:56 AM

And apparently this figure has already been found in the US weeks ago, at Family Dollar.
"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
- Volker Pispers, German comedian

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 02:18 AM

New images from TF-factory on Weibo:

https://www.weibo.co...nd1491238805602

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#456 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 07:52 AM

Wheeljack!!!

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 04:44 PM

So a Philippine TFW2005 user found this at a Toys R Us in Manila for 330 PHP (~6 USD):

 

https://www.tfw2005....s-r-us.1169977/

 

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 04:51 PM

So is the only Transformers content just the cutouts?

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 04:54 PM

I see your evergreen blocks and raise you some evergreen socks.

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They're from the own-brand clothing range of South African supermarket Pick 'n' Pay (some holidaying family saw them and thought of me, hah).

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 05:33 PM

So "Bravo" Grimlock was found at Big Lots back in February.
https://www.tfw2005....c-size.1169586/
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This never caught much attention until today:
https://www.tfw2005..../#post-16877854
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"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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