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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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#21 Noideaforaname

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 10:59 AM

"AotC is the best Star Wars because it didn't portray the Clone Wars the way you expected it!"

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 11:36 AM

 

 

The First Order will debut their latest superweapon; a giant cube.

 
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Got one of those for prequel haters?

 

Not off the top of my head, no. You may have some luck by trawling this subreddit:

 

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 12:24 PM

Is it reasonable to assume that the final title and teaser trailer will be released at Celebration 2019 a week from now?

 

They basically said as much this week at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.


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Posted 04 April 2019 - 12:47 PM

"AotC is the best Star Wars because it didn't portray the Clone Wars the way you expected it!"

 

The problem with the prequels has always been it's a story we know the ending to, and being blunt George Lucas failed to make the audience care about the fall of Anakin Skywalker. I've said it before, the biggest misstep was having us meet Anakin when he was a child. Anakin should have been the Han Solo-style rogue who was already an established pilot when he crossed paths with Obi-Wan and who already had some blood on his hands.  Taking us through Anakin's entire journey to adulthood was unnecessary and frankly gaffed the plot.

 

Though credit where it's due, Lucas tried to beat Martin to the punch in squicky relationships.

 

 

I've always maintained TLJ is going to age better than the other films in this newest trilogy simply because it dared to do what the franchise hasn't done in over thirty years and that's put the story in a place no one is equipped to say with certainty how it ends. Rian Johnson got the full force of the Star Wars fandom's ire for messing with formula after Abrams got the full force of the fandom's ire for adhering too close to formula.

 

That being said, TLJ was far from a flawless film and I can't disagree with Mark Hamill's frustration with how the character of Luke ultimately panned out. It makes sense from a narrative perspective in the context of the story the movie was telling, but from how we've come to understand this character in forty years of media it really was akin to hearing Peter Cullen bellow out "GIVE ME YOUR FACE!" while tearing a Decepticon in half. Luke went out spectacularly well in a blazing triumph of the adherence to the Jedi Code vs Ben's raging hate for the past and tradition, but getting to that point was painful to watch I won't deny. I don't want to ascribe directorial intent to something that might have just worked out in post, but I'd like to think making us (and the actor) uncomfortable with where Luke ended up was intention, to make us cheer all the louder when he did return to form at the end.

 

The Casino planet...I get it. Finn needed something to do. That sequence wasn't it. Just didn't work and I will fully admit to just skipping those scenes entirely when rewatching the film. About as interesting as the Senate deliberation scenes in the Prequels.

 

Ben and Rey remain the best part of the new trilogy. Where Lucas fell flat with Anakin and Padme, these movies are killing it with these two characters. Ben and Rey's team up fight isn't not going to make me bounce in my seat like a excited three year old for a long time to come. Beautifully choreographed DANCE ROUTINE turned fight, with no ridiculous over the top maneuvers.  The New Trilogy has the best Lightsaber battles of the entire franchise.

 

So...yeah. Episode VIII has problems, problems people deserve to voice and be legitimately bothered by (Though I continue to laugh at those who feel somehow threatened by Rey as a character). But two movies in and as pieces of entertainment, they're still head and shoulders above Lucas' prequel trilogy in terms of characters and overall story. Story pacing, however...I'll give to AotC. Every scene in AotC advances the plot, where as TLJ the war profiteering subplot just felt like Johnson was deliberately throwing out a parachute to slow the story down.



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Posted 04 April 2019 - 01:48 PM

Not my feelings, but I feel this is related.

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Also I agree with Rust that the Rey and Kylo versus the Praetorian Guards is one of the best (if not the best) lightsaber battles in all the films.


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Posted 04 April 2019 - 03:26 PM

I disagree about that one.  It was competently filmed, but there was zero tension in that scene.  I simply didn't care what happened.  I guess the problem wasn't with the duel itself, but with the setup.



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Posted 04 April 2019 - 03:53 PM

I must admit i was falling asleep and fast-forwarding by that point, so that fight was basically just "oh a thing's happening". ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

There's rumor that IX will have a zero-g fight on top of Kylo's spaceship, which sounds pretty neat. Always wanted to see something like that since hearing Vader's suit was made to explain him hoping between ships.

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 07:26 PM

Considering my feelings for the other sequel films, I predict that this film will have some elements I really like, and some thing I don't like. 

 

This film will have some confusing/vague world-building that will make me unsure whats happening in the film, and what these events mean in-universe. I say that because it happened in the other two (for TFA it was "who are all the factions, how do they relate to each other", for TLJ it was "Did the First Order conquer to galaxy in a day? What does the destruction of the galaxy's main governmental power mean for the rest of the galaxy? What about the members and world of the New Republic who weren't blown up by the Death Star knockoff?") My guess is for this film, it'll be questions about the First Order what they control, how they operate, and how they end up getting beaten.

 

Personally I find myself disappointed that the status quo of the Sequels is "the Heroic Rebels versus the Evil Empire" again. I guess they could have had another type of war, but they didn't. I get the feeling of been there, done that. There was an opportunity to do something new but they decided to play it safe.


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Posted 12 April 2019 - 07:55 AM


Eagerly awaiting Episode IX name, poster and maybe trailer from the SW Celebration panel at 12 today.

Loved Force Awakens, Thought Last Jedi was even better, easily one of the best SW anythings ever. Can't wait for a look at what's next.

-ZacWilliam, wish it was now, as I sit in a Drs office and wait to probably get a shot in my eye again. :p Could use the distraction...
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Posted 12 April 2019 - 08:16 AM

The title and the poster is surposely been leaked online:

 

Possible spoiler in the video:

 

I cannot see ep9 being very good, simply because its coming off the back of a badly written movie that simply went nowhere, whatever plans that were in place, went out the window with Rian Johnson & KK, just as GL original outline for a sequel went out the window and the movie has to answer all of JJ mystery boxes and surpposely wrap up the Skywalker saga but I just cannot see it being good because whatever plans or outlines in place, were simply discarded. Heath Ledger's Joker was right all along:

 


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Posted 12 April 2019 - 10:42 AM

Now that we got the obligatory ZacWilliam1 love fest and Superomegaprime hate fest out of the way, I'm hoping for an exciting trailer.

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:23 AM

Now that we got the obligatory ZacWilliam1 love fest and Superomegaprime hate fest out of the way, I'm hoping for an exciting trailer.

:)

 

It might be exciting but this is pretty much the most important trailer in the history of movies because its make or break for Star Wars!


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Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:34 AM

Make or break for Star Wars was 2 movies ago.  



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Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:39 AM

obviously it went 'make'...



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Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:00 PM

I like Rose's look in the film. A little more generic, but nice.

I do wish there was a little more to Rey's outfit than a more simple and lighter version of her original, but still.

Finn has Han Solo pants.

I like Poe's outfit a lot.

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:10 PM

The Rise of Skywalker

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:12 PM


Edited by Powered Convoy, 12 April 2019 - 12:20 PM.

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:14 PM


Stuff for sale; every little bit helps. :) https://www.allspark.com/forums/topic/143212-for-sale-3p-mp-potp-super-sentai-stuff TWITTER: Paladin4221

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:20 PM

I do like Rey's hood. That's a nice touch.

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:21 PM


Looks awesome! :)

Can't wait.

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