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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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#5261 NICK NEMESIS

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 08:23 AM

I've seen many new studio series at a walmart and starscream and soundwave. But then other walmarts and the pegs are empty with temporarily out of stock notes on them.

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 08:59 AM

"Ah did it!  Ah SEED 'em!  Yep, Megatron and Galvatron, same place, same time!  In a jovial, chip up mood, they were, too!  And Bigfoot was there, he saw them too!  Ah SEED him seein' 'em!"

 

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Oh...wait...wave 2 deluxes?  No...no, I haven't seen any of those.  I'm not honestly convinced they exist. And Bigfoot believes they're just a hoax.  Like the Deluxe Brainstorm everyone kept claiming to find at Walgreens.

 

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 10:43 AM

I'll tell you one thing I got from all this extremely accurate stuff about Stege Starscream and how ugly his altmode (and robot mode) are.

 

As a long-time comic chauvinist, the tetrajet design is something I've never really cared about or thought about, since it was just one of those dumb things the cartoon did, but its failure to appear in Stege has made me actually pay attention to it, and it is a really nice retro sci-fi spaceship design. It's a dumb as shit thing for the G1 Seeker robot model to turn into, but Seekers given bodies that actually turned into that without making a zillion concessions to have their Earth cartoon model robot modes would be, I think, pretty cool.

 

This is precisely why I still have the Impossible Toys Tetrajets. They are straight out of mid-70's - early-80's space anime (itself homaging golden age sci-fi book cover art) and IT actually got them darn near perfect (minus something covering the bottom). Yes, them turning into robots made of F-15 parts was always silly, but man those ships were cool.


 
 
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Posted 11 March 2019 - 11:32 AM

 

I'll tell you one thing I got from all this extremely accurate stuff about Stege Starscream and how ugly his altmode (and robot mode) are.

 

As a long-time comic chauvinist, the tetrajet design is something I've never really cared about or thought about, since it was just one of those dumb things the cartoon did, but its failure to appear in Stege has made me actually pay attention to it, and it is a really nice retro sci-fi spaceship design. It's a dumb as shit thing for the G1 Seeker robot model to turn into, but Seekers given bodies that actually turned into that without making a zillion concessions to have their Earth cartoon model robot modes would be, I think, pretty cool.

 

This is precisely why I still have the Impossible Toys Tetrajets. They are straight out of mid-70's - early-80's space anime (itself homaging golden age sci-fi book cover art) and IT actually got them darn near perfect (minus something covering the bottom). Yes, them turning into robots made of F-15 parts was always silly, but man those ships were cool.

 

 

I've spoken disparagingly of the Impossible Toys Tetrajets before (including in this thread), but I actually do think that the Tetrajet mode is absolutely perfect (you say "minus something covering the bottom," but since I don't expect Autobot cars to look like cars from the bottom, either...).

Just don't ever try to transform them. The transformation is awkward, and the robot mode is hideous. Not worth the trouble.


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#5265 Fear or Courage

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 12:44 PM

So, question to Starscream owners: How easy or hard will it be to head or faceswap him with Thundercracker to give him the smirk?



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Posted 11 March 2019 - 12:50 PM

Hasbro Pulse have an interview about Omega Supreme.

It also says there'll be more after this.

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 01:05 PM

"Is there anything that you’re like, THIS is the coolest part right here, this is it?"

 


It's not anywhere as bad as "Time out! Does it convert?" but I'm still finding these interviews by the marketing team a little awkward. A Hasbro Interview with a Hasbro designer about how good a Hasbro toy is... It's just a little weird for me to read.

Full honesty, the Club interviews pretty much functioned as marketing, but at least there was a little buffer that wasn't directly focusing the "conversation" to touch on all the selling points.

I dunno. Cool information and great stuff to know about the figure! But the format is just... weird.



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Posted 11 March 2019 - 01:17 PM

"parts-transformer"

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 02:17 PM

"recently-released Omega Supreme figure"



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Posted 11 March 2019 - 06:06 PM

"parts-transformer"

 

Y'know, to use the parlance.


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 06:37 PM

Time out! Does it parts-convert?


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 07:56 PM

I don't know that I really need any Siege, but I am mightily tempted by Prowl's police flashers with the 5mm peg. Deputize your POTP Dinobots! Make PMOP into a G1 Fire Convoy! Make monster cops out of Snaptrap and Fangry! But I'm not sure I need any unless I can have a whole bag of them.

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 08:07 PM

Clicking that link on my phone was hilarious because all the images were squished and stretched horizontally lmao.


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 09:08 PM

BBTS has the Wave 2 Micromasters. This and the interview about the Titan Class Omega Supreme please me.

 

Fingers crossed that the next Titan is Scorponok.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 03:49 AM

Just like with Fort Max, I'd feel a duty to buy a Titan Scorponok just out of appreciation for how cool it is that he got made. But, I mean, character-wise? Those two do nothing for me at that size.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 04:34 AM

I don't know that I really need any Siege, but I am mightily tempted by Prowl's police flashers with the 5mm peg.


Thats genius. No more waffling on getting Prowl for me!


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 04:38 AM

Just like with Fort Max, I'd feel a duty to buy a Titan Scorponok just out of appreciation for how cool it is that he got made. But, I mean, character-wise? Those two do nothing for me at that size.


I would really prefer Scorponok at Commander Class, yeah.

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 07:10 AM

Artwork for Siege Jetfire and Omega Supreme.  Also some new (?) images of Bumblebee Movie (?) Optimus & Megatron Tiny Turbo Changers.

 

Source is reportedly http://toyful.web2.jp/(but I can't find the images there).

 

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 07:13 AM

One thing I noticed with the rear shot of the tower over at Seibertron, Omega's ground-building mode isn't a 'city' or 'base' like a lot of larger bots, he really IS a dedicated rocket control tower, or at least some sort of heavy industrial system.  You can see the overhanging control rooms, and below that bay doors for bringing in equipment (no idea how trucks would get up that high).  Below that you have pipes and condenser units like you'd expect from a very large factory.  I don't know if it's needed but the window details alone strike me as something Toyhax could make enhancements for.

 

Amazing details, anyway, and they work well at this scale (my opinion only, I am also the guy who reprolabeled his entire Encore Fort Max in city-scape stickers as it was very flat and grey to me, the TR one a friend had was much better in surface detailing).



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Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:36 AM

Just like with Fort Max, I'd feel a duty to buy a Titan Scorponok just out of appreciation for how cool it is that he got made. But, I mean, character-wise? Those two do nothing for me at that size.

 

I get why some people would prefer a smaller size, but my preference is him being eye to eye with TR Fort Max.

 

G1 had a "smaller" Scorponok, but the Rebirth fiction showed up eye to eye, so that's something that hasn't been done yet.





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