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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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#161 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:17 PM


New update from WoC:

https://m.facebook.c...61534143968401/

There will now be single star Battle Cards to help make up the advantage in decks that don't quite equal 25 stars by character alone.

-ZacWilliam, seven in Wave 2.
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#162 Cattleprod

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:01 PM

Couldn't you just leave the card unfolded in the sleeve, and then put something over the mode you're not using when it's uncombined?



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:41 PM

You could. Neither solution seems ideal to me.

Having stars on battle cards is interesting. I wasn't sure at first, I think I was still so concerned about the combiners that my first instinct was "New thing is bad", but actually I think it's probably cool and adds a fun wrinkle to deck management.

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 05:46 PM

The green pips sure shake things up - if you pull one while battling, you can ditch a card from your hand and hold onto the green pip card instead. This is a huge change and feels like a great way to deal with complaints that so much of your deck is burned through as battle damage rather than making it into your hand for actual use. 

 

https://www.tabletop...up-the-nuts-and

 

Can't wait for the new stuff to hit, nice to be getting excited again after the wave one hype died down. 

 

(Edit: also, from the one video it does look like the folding cards work better than I'd have expected. It sure makes the Predacons look like Micromasters next to regular character cards though!)


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#165 Maruten

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 07:16 PM

https://www.allspark...ilers-continue/

 
I like Mounted Missiles - the flexibility of being able to put a weapon in an Armor or Utility slot is great. 
 
Sort of surprised that we're seeing characters from the first set again (a new Megs at the very least) but - duh. Of course those big characters will recur constantly. Me stupid. 
 
And the new "Plan" mechanic! "Put cards from your hand on top of your deck". Another new tool for managing your resources. I really love the variety we have available in the ways we can interact with these cards when playing. 

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#166 Maruten

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 05:16 PM

https://www.allspark...-the-combiners/

 

I'm pretty bummed that they're tying up so many character slots in the second wave with a whole new set of Dinobots. A second Grimlock I can see, I'm on board with that, but everyone else again so we can have Volcanicus? Surely there are combiners we'd prefer to see first. 


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#167 The Predaking

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 09:09 AM

Front Page:

https://www.allspark...cards-revealed/


Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!

 

http://www.allspark....ade-game/page-2

 

 


#168 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 08:03 PM

So I just wanted to say I love that the latest revealed Combiner named one of the unnamed Combiner Wars teams. The team of Power Core Optimus, Ironhide, Mirage, Sunstreaker, Prowl and Hot Rod who form Optimus Maximus are now, officially "The Sentinels."

-ZacWilliam, I still wish CW'd been less "random 84" and more "themed" with the character choice there, but their having a team name helps a little for me.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 06:05 PM

Springer and Blitzwing! The two-modes-on-one-face folding gimmick that annoys me so much on Combiner components seems vaguely more palatable here maybe?

 

At any rate, two of my favourite characters, so super definitely going to track these guys down. This is far more interesting to me than combiners that require you to extend the table. 

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#170 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 03:29 PM

Damn it!

Exclusive Titan Sized Omega Supreme character card only available in this month's Loot Crate. Must sign up by Feb 19th.

https://twitter.com/...8197942272?s=21

-ZacWilliam, US only. Europe and Asian release method to be announced later.

EDIT: Today at least the code LOVE50 gets you half off. $12.50 isn't a bad price for this.

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#171 Maruten

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 04:26 PM

$12.50 is NOT a bad price. To Australia it came up to $22 (just over $15US) but that still seems like a reasonable price for something I'm not sure I want and may be able to acquire more easily in the near future. 

 

I wonder how many stars he costs. Presumably he isn't super expensive since he has an ability that revolves around protecting other characters. The flip-to-var ability is versatile, nice to be able to choose between a couple of options depending on what suits you at any given point in the game. 

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#172 Maruten

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 06:48 PM

Ah, unobscured images. 19 stars? So very chunky, but can have a buddy on the field. 

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#173 LV!

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 07:18 PM

I don't think I want that many dark, suspicious fluids leaking out of my rocket.

 

In either a literal or metaphorical sense.



#174 Maruten

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 07:26 PM

Rockets gotta be steged, yo


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#175 Shrug

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 08:50 PM

At half off it was worth buying just because my wife loves Omega supremely.  And maybe the shirt won't be incredibly tacky.


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 05:01 PM

So all the wave two characters have been revealed.
 
Combiners:
 
 
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I'm really not super keen on the combiner angle, though I'm ready to be persuaded that they're fun, so I'm much more interested in the non-limb guys:

Spoiler

 
Kind of ended up with more solo guys than I expected given how many slots are taken up by combiner components. Those characters doubling up on wave one appearances still bug me - especially a fourth Bee. And a full set of Dinobots! Although a lot of people struggled to find Waivwun Grimlock (indeed I think he's one of the handful of non-promo characters I never pulled over, what, about three boxes worth in the end?) so I can live with him popping up again. Even if he is a weird smooshed-up foldy guy now. 
 
Speaking of which there are a few videos floating around now where people unzip early packs, and it does look like the folding mechanism is actually pretty robust and effective. I still think it's dumb and wonks up the game pretty bad, but it at least seems to be well executed.

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#177 LV!

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 05:03 PM

I assume, unlike in the T30 line, this time Venin really is Venom?



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Posted 19 February 2019 - 05:08 PM

Maybe? I can never tell all those damn bugs apart.

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#179 LV!

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 05:21 PM

Yep. That sure is Venom.



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Posted 19 February 2019 - 07:16 PM

(Oh, full gallery of new cards on the front page of course: https://www.allspark...cards-revealed/ )

 

About four hours left to sign up for Loot Crate to get Omega Supreme: https://www.allspark...via-loot-crate/

 

I gather the "love50" code has expired but there's a "love35" available that gets a smaller discount. Which is better than no discount.


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