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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)

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

@  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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#4441 Echowarrior

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 07:42 PM

 

Well, if Thundercracker's indeed getting packed with a new Battle Master, then I guess he's bought.


Nah, that's just a "demonstrating the play pattern" render, he won't be packaged with one as far as we're aware.

 

 

Ah. Well, if he comes with one that isn't just a same-name repaint, then he's bought, but otherwise, I'm skipping him.


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#4442 Blot

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:09 PM

Wish Red Alert's windshield had a bit of a... smoky tint to it (less than Sideswipe's).

 

I'm so frustrated by this Thundercracker. It's finally apparently a mainline cartoon-style LIGHT blue Thundercracker... but it's that blergh Voyager mold with the greeble infestation and the "everything not the wings is a giant platform under the tetrajet".

I think the only other time Hasbro ever used that color was like... Movie Thundercracker's '07 toy.



#4443 LV!

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 09:13 PM

Titanium Thundercracker was basically like that.



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Posted 16 February 2019 - 12:17 AM

I would much rather have Remy in the picture than Quinn but this was the first group picture I saw and I really liked their expressions.
 
Plus I didn't care very much about the post in the first place. It seemed pretty dumb.
 
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Posted 16 February 2019 - 02:00 AM

so if i get starscream and thundercracker does that mean theyre forced to do a skywarp???

i know i am supposed to be outraged at that tetrajet mold but really i am super excited.
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Posted 16 February 2019 - 02:11 AM

There's a Weibo list that includes a "Skywrap Battle Pack" (typo not mine).

 

I'm not especially keen on the flight mode, but that doesn't much affect me (for reasons that, when given voice, tend to confuse and/or annoy people).

 

 


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 02:45 AM

Hai guys

I haz new pics of Caliburst and Smashdown

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 02:53 AM

I count 4 large tires car mode confirmed

 

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 03:00 AM

Some kind of minotaur sledgehammer? Neato.

 

Caliburst's gonna look like a bit of an odd-man-out among the Decepticon Targetmaster Battlemasters, but whatever, I'm pretty sure Slugslinger is the leader of that trio anyways


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 03:51 AM

...woah. Is "Smashdown" a genuinely new character after all?

Huh. And with an animal-faced robot mode too à la Robots in Disguise 2.0.

so if i get starscream and thundercracker does that mean theyre forced to do a skywarp???

There's a Weibo list that includes a "Skywrap Battle Pack" (typo not mine).

That Skywarp had better be coming to fruition or else Randy is pushing someone down the stairs.

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#4451 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 03:53 AM

I dunno, the more I look at that name, the more I can envision a Seeker who flies around wrapping up friend and foe alike in cellophane.


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 04:18 AM

Smashdown is mine


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
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Posted 16 February 2019 - 04:23 AM

So I'm guessing Smashdown is the new 'Dwayne Johnson as a Transformer' archetype? :D

 

Whoever gets him first has to take pics of him being wielded by Prime Cliffjumper. :p


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 05:18 AM

I'm not sure I can be bothered caring about the Battle Master class generally speaking, but Smashdown has smashed his way into my heart.

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#4455 Chip

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 05:21 AM

I suspect Smashdown was designed to stand on all fours.

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 05:22 AM

Well he isn't called SmashUP.

I mean Amazon seems to think his name is Master Hammer, so who the hell knows what he's called?

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 05:25 AM

Mine's certainly not going to be a quadruped. Those proportions are far more flattering on a biped and if the design was meant the other way, the stock render guys were right.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#4458 Wildwade

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 06:43 AM

I'm with Whitmore.  Robot mode is for play and display.  Vehicle mode is for storage. 

 

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 06:47 AM

Paint it black and gold and call it Knocktorro


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 07:46 AM

The key to solving the labyrinth apparently was grabbing the Minotaur and smashing down all the walls.



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