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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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Remembered when they marketed R-rated movies to kids?


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#1 Egon1982

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:52 PM

I mean like Rambo, Robocop, Terminator 2, Aliens, Predator, Elm Street, Demolition Man etc.

 

I remembered it for 34 years since i was a kid of how much they made merchandise for kids based on r-rated films even two cartoon shows based on Robocop and Rambo.



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:16 PM

I mean, they marketed the first five Bayformers films to kids, and they got more and more inappropriate with each installment despite the PG-13 rating



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:19 PM

The Aliens toys were amazing.



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:36 PM

Yeah, the Aliens toys were what got me into the series, and I was just 11 at the time.  I like how NECA has gone and redone quite a few of the Kenner Alien and Predator toys, but their quality control is crap, so I stopped buying them.  I mean, 2 out of 3 of my Predator figures have had glue from the armor in the elbow joints making them unusable, and the tail of an Alien was broken right out of the box...


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:46 PM

Starship Troopers was the most egregious.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:56 PM

The Aliens toys were amazing.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:11 PM

Hey man I find it kinda fun that was happening I was so glad to have some of the tech from Robocop and Starship Troopers as toys

Even though that market still exist just the toys are aimed at the adults who used to be kids in that era


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:19 PM

To be fair, they really didn't start marketing the R-Rated action films to kids until 1992 when Terminator 2 proved the viability of it.  Earlier attempts like Alien and Elm Street saw a LOT of backlash which wasn't nearly as present when T2 got its big merchandise push.

 

So most producers just bypassed the issue by making "kids cartoons" BASED on R-rated films :p  Which in turn allowed guys like Kenner to produce stuff that might have had much more pushback.

Btw, Aliens was slated for a cartoon series when Kenner was developing the product line.  The line probably survived based on how successful Terminator 2 ended up being.

 

 

I do think that the R-rated merchandising trend was probably a HUGE factor in the industry's push to expand the scope of PG-13 films to cover their butts when it came to merchandising. 



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:53 PM

I remember a friend having the Terminator T-800,and it was the coolest, most bad ass action figure that 11 year old me had ever seen.
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:55 PM

Remember the Dune toyline?



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 11:00 PM

I also remeber seeing a T2 coloring book, and one page children could color the T-1000, shoving a sword arm through a guys chest.
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 12:02 AM

I remembered for 34 years they marketed R-rated adult films like Rambo, Terminator 2, Robocop, Demolition Man, Aliens, Predator etc. to kids.

 

I mean when i was 4 33 years ago i had a Rambo power bike and a toy gun plus a Rambo figure and i remembered watching First Blood when it aired on TV plus saw Rambo 2 on HBO at that age as i recalled they had a cartoon weekday mornings and i saw Rambo III In theaters when i was 6 years old. They made lunchboxes, halloween costumes, bubble gum, cards, coloring books, vitamins, toy guns/knives, action figures and all based on Rambo in 1985 and marketed to kids.

 

I also remembered seeing Robocop in theaters when i was 5 with my 12 year old big brother and my dad and thought it was an awesome movie and i had a couple of toys and watched the cartoon sunday mornings. One of my friends had a Robocop lunchbox in second grade and i saw Robocop 2 in theaters when i was 8 and had some cards.

 

I remembered seeing Alien on TV a month before the sequel hit theaters when i was 4 and Aliens with Cobra were the first r-rated movies i saw in theaters at that age and i had a few Aliens action figures at age 10.

 

I did saw Predator 1 and 2 in theaters when i was 5 and 8 as i recalled seeing commercials for Predator toys later on. I saw Terminator when i was 4 on HBO and saw Terminator 2 in theaters when i was 9 as i had some stuff like t-shirt, a few action figures, comic, poster, luchbox, backpack, and more as they did some kids merchandise.

 

I also remembered seeing Demolition Man in theaters when i was 11 and had some trading cards and i recalled they had merchandise for kids even an action figure series.. I also remembered when i was 4 as me and my big brother saw Elm Street 1 and 2 on video then saw Elm Street 3/4/5/6 in theaters when i was 5/6/7/9 and he was 11/12/13/15 and with my dad and i had a Freddy doll when i was 7 and a yoyo plus played the board game with one of my friends who had it and i watched the TV show all the time.



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Posted 13 February 2019 - 03:23 PM

Starship Troopers was the most egregious.

 

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 04:25 PM

that ws the Toxic CURSADER...totally different thing. =]


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 09:35 AM

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 09:02 PM

 

Starship Troopers was the most egregious.

 

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I was 9 years old when i watched Toxic Crusaders and had some toys, t-shirt, coloring book and all that and i rented the movie to see where it all started! and OMG the movie shocked me even with that horrifying scene where a kid on a bike gets kid by a murderous gang who hit and runs people as the kid gets hit by the maniacs then he is bloody and struggling from being injured as he crawls to reach to the street corner then the maniacs turn their car in reverse as they in detail crush that little boy's skull as we see it in detail with his brains busting and all, then the maniacs get out of the car to take pictures of the busted head corpse. 

 

OMG that scene made me sick but it was an awesome movie despite that horrifying scene yet i was like "they made a kids cartoon out of this?".





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