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@  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?

@  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


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Siege Starscream Running Change Confirmed


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#1 Vexwing

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 11:23 PM

So as many of you know, Siege Starscream was plagued by bad tolerances on the chest hinge which caused the piece to constantly fall off. In addition to that, his tampographed Decepticon symbols were the movie-style symbols and not the classic symbols. So with that purported "running change" that showed up on Twitter with a pin supposedly added I passed on Starscream for a long time in hopes that a fixed version would hit shelves. Well, after months with no further sightings of pinned chests it was looking pretty clear that one off on Twitter was either a hoax or one that was modified and returned to the store where it was repurchased.

 

But after buying Red Wing and having no such issues with the chest I decided I would be on the lookout for Starscream. Yesterday I spotted three at Target alongside three Soundwaves (so seemingly not from the Springer case assortment). I decided to take a peek inside the box at the wing symbols and lo and behold, they were G1 'Con symbols! I checked out the other two on the shelf and they also had G1 symbols and not movie ones. So naturally one came home with me and I'm happy to report that like Red Wing, the chest holds on the hinge perfectly fine through transformation. 

 

You may look a bit strange peering inside the box for a look at the wing symbols, but they can be seen without opening the toy, and while there's no guarantee the chest hinge tolerances were tweaked at the same time the symbols were updated, I think it's a decent bet Starscreams with G1 symbols will also have chests less prone to falling off. I've included a few pictures as well as the date stamp on the package—91441.

 

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#2 Destron D-69

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 11:35 PM

this gives me hope that I'll eventually find a Starscream on a shelf at walmart. and that when I do there's a better than average chance it might be a good one 



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:46 AM

Jolly good news. Good on 'em.

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 09:36 AM

I hope they don't fix one issue to replace it with others. Redwing is good, but of the three Rainmakers, one still has a loose chest piece on one side, one has a loose wing with what seems to be an improperly seated rivet, and one has a misaligned wing that leaves a gap in alt-mode.

 

I feel like the Classics Seeker mold made a few more runs before it started to degrade.


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#5 Shockwave 75

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 10:04 AM

I just picked up Starscream a couple weeks ago and never noticed any difference with the symbols, I'll have to take a look. Mine still has the chest problem though. I had to use some clear nail polish to tighten it up.




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#6 Benbot

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 10:46 AM

What's the difference in the symbols?  I didn't ever notice a movie style symbol--they all look the same to me.



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 10:47 AM

I think the live-action symbols have smaller eyes with four sides rather than the usual big triangle eyes.

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 10:58 AM

It's the sort of difference you don't normally notice on a toy unless you specifically look. So naturally, for years it was always a huge, world-ending deal if a non-movie toy had movie-style symbols.

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#9 Dake

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 01:19 PM

Yeah, it's barely noticeable on the smaller symbols. The fourth side to the eye makes them look a little squintier.


 
 
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Posted 05 August 2019 - 01:45 PM

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 02:45 PM

I've been thinking of getting another Screamer.  This is pushing me towards that idea (I was figuring that more recent ones should be better).  Might paint his face the right color.


But I'm thinking a cartoon based version without battle damage and a gray face might be a good contender for the 35th line through Walmart too.  Hmm...


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Posted 06 August 2019 - 07:56 AM

I picked up a second Starscream for a custom I'm planning, and it has the G1 symbols.  Double checked the one on my shelf, and it has the movie symbols.  Looks like I'll be switching the two.





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