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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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Which is the best MP version of Megatron to buy?

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#1 MatrixPrime

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:14 AM

So I've been out of the Transformers toy collecting for quite some time. Outside of picking up Ectotron about a month ago, I can't even tell you the last time I purchased a figure. In fact, I've been actively trying to SELL my figures (to no avail unfortunately, wah wah).

 

Anyways, the old TFWIRE podcast is being uploaded to www.iaconmedia.com, and after listening back to some episodes, I've gotten the itch to dig out some of my favorite figures again...one of them being 20th Anniversary Optimus Prime. On that note, I know a number of MP Megatron figures have been released since I stopped collecting, both official and unofficial, and am seriously contemplating getting one.

 

Out of all of the different MP Megatrons out there, which would you recommend and why? 


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:22 AM

You can't really go wrong with either of the MP36 versions, really.


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:32 AM

Yeah both MP-36 figures are great as Spark said, but will be much shorter than the 20th Anniversary / MP-1 Optimus you have. The original MP-5 Megatron is not a good toy and you should stay away.

As for MP-36, choosing the one you want depends on if you have more nostalgia for the cartoon or the toy.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:35 AM

As for MP-36, choosing the one you want depends on if you have more nostalgia for the cartoon or the toy.

 

Definitely the cartoon


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:39 AM

Then you probably want the regular MP36, since it's exactly the cartoon model.


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:48 AM

Yup. MP-36+ has cartoon faces, but it's main draw and all its coloration is based on the original toy. So the regular MP-36 is the way to go.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:24 AM

For reference, here is what Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron looks like:

 

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 12:08 PM

The original one, MP5, is awful. One of the most difficult and fiddly transformation schemes ever, and he looks weird and spindly in robot mode, and he's like this giant oversized pistol when you transform him. 


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 01:41 PM

Also easily breakable and the metal tarnishes over time pretty badly.


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 01:43 PM

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um hello this is the best mp version of megatron



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 08:49 PM

On MP-36, two words: seductive thighs

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 08:57 PM

On MP-36, two words: seductive thighs

 

four more words: gun cannot be straight



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:48 PM

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 09:43 AM

mp-36 is one of the best transformers, I can't speak for mp-36+ but the tv version is really one of my absolute darlings

 

step 1: place the smiling face on mp-36

 

step 2: press the button on his arm cannon until he laughs at you in japanese

 

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 02:06 PM

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um hello this is the best mp version of megatron

No, that's an MP version of the best Megatron. The difference is subtle, but profound.

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 07:42 PM

The original one, MP5, is awful. One of the most difficult and fiddly transformation schemes ever, and he looks weird and spindly in robot mode, and he's like this giant oversized pistol when you transform him. 


Also easily breakable and the metal tarnishes over time pretty badly.


My MP5 can no longer lift its arms or stand up - I have to lean it up against the back of the shelf - and his feet are rotting away. He and MP9 Rodimus are absolutely my most regretted TF purchases ever - and make me feel a little worse for not backing Unicron now.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 01:17 PM

The gold one because it's really cheap now and looks ridiculous.

 

 

Or a high-quality knockoff of MP-36 because it's $80 instead of $200 for the same stupid toy.



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 02:01 PM

The knockoffs also have US voice clips and LEDs in the cannon, along with the MP-36+ face and chest, which is quite nice.


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 03:43 PM

The knockoffs also have US voice clips and LEDs in the cannon, along with the MP-36+ face and chest, which is quite nice.


Thats only true of the THF KO, theres 3 other KOs out there from different sources.
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