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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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Allspark Meet Up This Sunday June 10th @ Pete's Robot Convention 2 - Cincinnati OH


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#1 Wheelimus

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 05:35 PM

Most of you probably already know this but if you didn't, and to have a place where those who can't make it can watch from home because I'm planning to roll tape for our YouTube channel, we'll be hosting a Fandom Meet Up this Sunday at 10am in the Madison Room I in the Cincinnati Marriott At RiverCenter (technically Covington, KY - right on the border) as part of Pete's Robot Convention 2018.

 

Come meet all the community members attending, 4 or more (at least one we're unsure of) staffers, learn a little bit more about the history of the community with a nice walk down memory lane and at least one major announcement you're going to want to hear about whether you're in Cincy or not. And with a big surprise at the end for those who did make the trip that I'll just leave at you wouldn't be wrong to brush up on your Transformers trivia.

 

And if all that's not enough the staff will be bringing a few rare toys to show off and maybe even let the community handle a few of them. Nightviper will even be lending us a few from the exhibit rooms display cases! And with whatever time left we'll meet and greet. We'll need to get off the mic before 11 because the kids bingo will be adjacent but that's the perfect time for chatting!

 

See you in Cincy on Sunday!



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Posted 06 June 2018 - 08:05 PM

Looking forward to it. Might even drag my girlfriend in with me.


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Posted 06 June 2018 - 10:58 PM

Yall have some fun for me

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 11:54 PM

I plan to be there. Wearing my plain orange baseball cap.


Edited by Sabrblade, 06 June 2018 - 11:54 PM.

"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

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.

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 09:33 PM

PLEASE NOTE: based on how the Rare Toy Show & Tell is coming together in real time expect it to be mostly no touching. That's because with that parameter some of the potential offerings are getting too damn awesome to not admit I was probably wrong on initially proposing it be hands on. Not to explain too much how the sausage is made. :D

 

Not gonna lie a couple of the commissioned Cheets Tweaks that Onyx Minor was just throwing out, if I were to tell you my honest reaction to them, would be board inappropriate. :wtf

 

I promise at a minimum that if you're cool and respectful you can handle my Beast Wars Metals X-9 Ravage AND the other special thing I've decided to tag along that will be a surprise. Suffice to say that while tragically :cheet won't be there because Other Side Of Country he will be there in spirit. I wanted to hand out printed out masks but there just wasn't time. If one of you want to surprise the party with that feel free. lol

 

See you on Saturday and Sunday!



#6 Echowarrior

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 07:02 AM

See a custom made by Cheets in real life? Neat.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 01:16 PM

As promised here's the list of links that were on the get together info sheet.

 

Welcome to The Allspark, we've got fun and games! Serving the Transformers fandom since 1999 you can find one of the original Transformers communities and leaders in covering TF & nerd culture news. Some important links of where you can find the fun stuff below!

 

Homepage where you can find the latest in Transformers news
https://www.allspark.com

 

The Allspark discussion forums
https://www.allspark.com/forums

 

Discord chat channel
https://discord.gg/bYHzt65

 

Allspark Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/theallspark/

 

Allspark Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/theallspark/

 

Allspark Youtube - news videos and interviews with TF VA's!
https://www.youtube.com/user/Allspark/

 

Wheeljacks Workshop - member submitted custom bots
https://www.allspark...jacks-workshop/

 

Allspark Pictures - member submitted art
https://www.allspark...spark-pictures/

 

The March Mayhem Archives - 4 years of round robin tournaments where TFs fought for amusement. Be sure to check back next March when MM5 will begin!
https://www.allspark...ayhem-archives/

 

The Allsparkle - The Allsparks My Little Pony fan subcommunity
https://www.allspark...tle-allsparkle/

 

Beast Mayhem - where the fun and games get wild!
https://www.allspark...hem-with-knees/

 

Allspark Sourcebook - 4 issues of fan Transformers character bios and original artwork
https://issuu.com/ur...s/mtmtallspark1

 

BATTLE PROTOCOL - complete Robots In Disguise (2001) profiles project with original bios and original artwork!
https://drive.google...iew?usp=sharing

 

Chronicles of Cybertron - Transformers fanfiction and the home of the all new Hasbro Heroes Sourcebook Extended - a huge ongoing collaborative project bringing together writers and artists in the Allspark.com community in order to celebrate, explore, and expand the IDW Transformers/Hasbro Universe.
https://www.allspark...s-of-cybertron/

 

The Allspark.com Cyber Key - a fan produced custom Cyber Planet Key that can unlock your Cybertron toys! Now on Shapeways!
https://www.shapeway...tionId=64348125
 



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 03:46 PM

I for one had a fantastic time at the convention, and it's always great to see fellow Allsparkers in real life.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:38 PM

The trivia game at the meet-up was especially fun.

 

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"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

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.

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:40 PM

The trivia game at the meet-up was especially fun.

 

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I did enjoy seeing all those customs up close. Plus the Ravage toy, that was awesome.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:56 PM

The trivia game at the meet-up was especially fun.

 

Spoiler

 

Trade of the century or a tragic deal? YOU DECIDE! :D



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:56 PM

Think we could try for another formalized meet-up like this next year?


Edited by Sabrblade, 11 June 2018 - 06:57 PM.

"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

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.

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 07:12 PM

I hope so! Way too early to know for sure but regardless we'll get together somehow. Even if it's just to revive the old school Drunk Tank in a hotel room!



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:10 PM

Yeah drunk tank was just me and Onyx Minor this time.

Which meant more booze-ahol for us.

Edited by Devcon, 11 June 2018 - 08:10 PM.

From the Page of Cage!

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:23 PM

To next year and maybe committing myself more to fitness to try to get off enough meds to safely imbibe a few at a Drunk Tank. :thumbsup

 

Also perhaps a small trailer with a scooter behind my vehicle if you fit people insist on long walks to faraway Chipolte's and I already threw my back out...AGAIN. :D



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:34 PM

I thought most people typically throw their backs out after the resulting explosion stemming from eating at Chipotle's?

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:21 PM

That didn't hit me until I was almost home from the convention. :D

 

Congrats to the prize winners from the meet up trivia contest!

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:37 AM

Aw, ya snapped the photo before/after I opened my mouth to complete my smile. :doh

 

:D


Edited by Sabrblade, 12 June 2018 - 11:17 AM.

"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

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.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:13 AM

Aw, ya snapped the photo before/after I opened my mouth to compete my smile. :doh

 

:D

Which one are you Sabr?


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:16 AM

 

Aw, ya snapped the photo before/after I opened my mouth to compete my smile. :doh

 

:D

Which one are you Sabr?

 

 

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