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@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I think I'd read a while back she was born in Berlin

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I thought Zazie Beetz was really fantastic in Deadpool 2. Really looking forward to seeing her in Joker.

@  Liege : (20 September 2019 - 12:05 PM)

Any sightings of Ratchet at U.S. Walgreens yet? A couple of stores around me have recently restocked their toy aisles but no Ratchets yet at those ones.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:54 AM)

You don't even hear a hint of an accent, and she only very rarely chooses some odd wording where she probably wasn't familiar with the more appropriate alternative due to its relative obscurity.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:41 AM)

Just watched what's possibly the most relaxed interview ever of a German Youtuber interviewing Zazie while walking around Berlin. Turns out she was born in Berlin and spent quite some time in Germany.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:39 AM)

Actors and actresses I had no idea speak fluent German, part 4.231: Zazie Beetz from Deadpool 2.

@  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?


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#641 Spark

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 02:12 PM

None of the non-US backers have been factored into the total yet.  I don't know exactly how that's going to work or when, but that number's not 100% accurate.


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#642 LV!

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 02:18 PM

And don't forget digital and trade sales!



#643 PlutoniumBoss

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 05:42 PM

Which we have no idea how Hasbro are going to factor in. I'll give it a solid "maybe".


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#644 Blot

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 06:02 PM

I'll only accept a removable noggin if he can tear his own leg off.

It isn't Unicron without his iconic exploding energy nipples.

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 06:52 PM

He's just lactating.

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 10:36 PM

There's a handful of people out there convinced the Takara release is happening no matter what and the backer system is just a Hasbro scheme.

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#647 Mat-Man

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 10:43 PM

They could always release it as a BAF, put parts in every single toy release in the next line, at all price points, mass retail release and exclusive release. And once you manage to track down each release for each bit, you discover you're missing a part and another one is duplicated. Or they just packed random parts with each release of a figure (Starscream could come with a right fist, a left shoulder, planet ring bit #3, etc), and there's no way to tell in the package because it's hidden from view.



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Posted 09 August 2019 - 11:16 PM

There's a handful of people out there convinced the Takara release is happening no matter what and the backer system is just a Hasbro scheme.

 

yeah well there's a handful of people out there who think the moon isn't real 



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Posted 09 August 2019 - 11:32 PM

I never did the comic due to toy-size issues but I'd like to see Fortress Maximus sent to the guillotine, when it works his head comes off, transforms into robot mode and yells "TA DA!"  So they drag Cerebros back to do it again, his head transforms and yells "TA DA!" as the executioners mutter that they REALLY hate this guy.


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#650 M Sipher

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 12:03 AM

 

I'll only accept a removable noggin if he can tear his own leg off.

It isn't Unicron without his iconic exploding energy nipples.

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"My nipples explode with de light!"

 

 

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 12:15 AM

Put some Siege effects hardpoints on there, though, and well be in business. 



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Posted 10 August 2019 - 12:25 AM

Also I just wanna say it is fun when the animation budget has clearly run out for some of those shots at the end.

 

 

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 12:33 AM

There's a handful of people out there convinced the Takara release is happening no matter what and the backer system is just a Hasbro scheme.

 
yeah well there's a handful of people out there who think the moon isn't real

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 12:17 PM

There's a handful of people out there convinced the Takara release is happening no matter what and the backer system is just a Hasbro scheme.

 

That's not a huge shock given the only data we have is fairly rushed translations, even if it's wishful thinking.

 

Hasbro UK do not seem to be offering any local ordering scheme according to retailers here.



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Posted 10 August 2019 - 12:25 PM

Takara, who wouldn't spring for a Prime Master armor to go with Grand Maximus, are going to make this $600 toy no matter how many preorders they get.

 

Checks out.



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Posted 10 August 2019 - 12:47 PM

Hasbro UK doing nothing to help UK fans purchase new product is pretty on brand, though.

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 06:00 PM

 

There's a handful of people out there convinced the Takara release is happening no matter what and the backer system is just a Hasbro scheme.

 

yeah well there's a handful of people out there who think the moon isn't real 

 

 

MY personal new conspiracy theory of the week is that Unicron is flat.  Pictures taken recently clearly showing it as round were faked by the people who *claim* to have handled it, but did you notice the transformation video was black and white when color video had been in use for DECADES at the time it was filmed?  It's to fuzz out the details and HIDE THE EVIDENCE!

 

Also, Optimus Prime didn't die, a red truck was seen parked at various stops along the interstate for years after.  Overwhelmed with his life as a celebrity, Optimus's death was a hoax and he just delivered freight around the US and Canada for about ten years in the early 2000's before he was found out.



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Posted 10 August 2019 - 06:47 PM

Stanley Kubrick faked the Takara Unicron.

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 07:27 PM

Vaccinations cause Unicron.
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Posted 10 August 2019 - 07:28 PM

There was no Lithionian "genocide."



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