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@  Ashley : (22 November 2019 - 02:12 AM)

what manufacturer is that? I'm trying to find a US source

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 November 2019 - 10:22 PM)

https://www.smythstoys.com/uk/en-gb/toys/action-figures-and-playsets/other-action-figures-and-playsets/alien-queen/p/185041

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 November 2019 - 10:22 PM)

I've already found the best toy of 2020: a foot tall, fully articulated (20 points) Alien Queen for a fraction of what Neca or anyone else would charge

@  Telly : (21 November 2019 - 09:46 PM)

no minerva toys until i get my devcon :p

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 November 2019 - 08:28 PM)

Paladin keeps saying this every time they reveal another toy of an early character, including the first Earthrise reveals even though that had Micromasters.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2019 - 03:20 PM)

I'll concede the Titan Masters, but Magnus Prime is an existing mold, Liokaiser is a set of repaints, and Metalhawk is a repaint and prominently featured in IDW.

@  Cyoti : (21 November 2019 - 12:14 PM)

And Ginrai aka "Magnus Prime, Metalhawk, "Liokaiser", etc. The real characters that Warden actually doesn't know about are the late EuroUK characters like the Turbomasters/Predators

@  Sabrblade : (21 November 2019 - 11:06 AM)

Warden and Friends did give us a Lione (Sawback) and a Shuffler

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2019 - 07:26 AM)

Or prominently featured in IDW, or an easy repaint of an existing toy.

@  Paladin : (21 November 2019 - 07:12 AM)

was she in the first 3 seasons of the cartoon? If not then she's on no one's list because they don't think she exists.

@  Cyoti : (20 November 2019 - 11:23 PM)

It's probably stuck on the low priority end of Warden's to-do list.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 November 2019 - 10:45 PM)

Because the only full-body Nightbeat was that Bumblebee with a new head one.

@  Bass X0 : (20 November 2019 - 04:14 PM)

Why has there been no new Minerva toys? I’m surprised at Takara. The Titan Master head doesn’t count.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

On my shelf I have Ginrai donning the Star Convoy armor.

@  Liege : (19 November 2019 - 07:42 AM)

That he is.

@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.


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#21 Tm_Silverclaw

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 12:47 AM

Then do that instead of taking them to gamestop.

Point is, you know gamestop supposedly cheats you.... so don't bother selling there, and don't bitch. Pure and simple.

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 12:55 AM

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Jun 27 2008, 10:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Then do that instead of taking them to gamestop.

Point is, you know gamestop supposedly cheats you.... so don't bother selling there, and don't bitch. Pure and simple.



Look, Silverclaw, you need to chill out. I'm not bitching, and neither was aDam. We simply know that trading in used games to GameStop is simply not the best way to maximize your return on games you no longer play. Be as defensive as you want, but that's the way it goes. You are more than welcome to trade in your games at GameStop, just as I am welcome to think you're unwise for not exploring other options.

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#23 Tm_Silverclaw

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 01:03 AM

I don't even trade my games.

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 01:04 AM

Right.. you're selling to a dealer. You're not going to get 'full book value' from a dealer. Whether it be video games or magic or baseball cards.

When you're selling to an individual you're going to get more, but you're the one taking the time out to do the legwork to find the individual paying the price you want for it.

Not to mention, Gamestop buys almost anything. Selling at a yard sale is great, you'll get a box of games cherry picked for the ones people want, and be left with stuff people won't want and it will wind up getting thrown in the trash anyway.

Maybe getting 20-50% for the resale value of a game isn't the best deal, and maybe when more businesses start competing with Gamestop's business model there will be a competitive drive to offer more, but until then -- you can take it or leave it and no one at Gamestop will begrudge you for taking your games and leaving if you so desire.

You can trade them in for less than what you 'think they are worth' or you can let them sit in a box in your closet and get nothing for them, or you can take all the time and effort you want putting them on ebay and become a dealer yourself selling your games for what Gamestop sells them for. At the end of the day its up to you.

Or... you can try to sell something to Gamestop other than the garbage games you don't like and know suck anyway and get more money because the game is worth more money.

Try trading in your Smash Bros for the Gamecube and get 20 bucks for it and stop complaining because nobody wants to give you more than a quarter for your jivey Madden 2002 game.

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 11:48 PM

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Jun 28 2008, 12:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Q: Do discs wear out?

A: Of course, rough handling, dirt and poor storage techniques will physically damage a disc, and eventually render it unreadable. There is also another type of "wear" that discs go through that is related to temperature, moisture and ultraviolet light. These are the stresses that disc makers often use to test media's ability to withstand aging. If you believe the marketers of media, discs will last for "100 years" and "thousands of uses". The truth is somewhat less definite. One factor that has been demonstrated by many users, is that discs that do not burn well and show higher error-rates tend to degrade much faster. In worst cases, they can fail in as little as a few weeks, but months or years is more likely an accurate prediction for the less reliable of the media that's out there. The media should last for many years with careful storage and use. Remember that all media is "burned" with a laser, heat is the process that makes the dye change characteristics and heat will make it unreadable again. "Re-writable" media is well known for being less stable than "write-once" media. In spite of the seller's claims to the contrary, re-writable discs may have a real-world life of only a few dozen write-erase cycles, or less, before they start to have problems with read-errors.


That is actually in reference to the kind of discs you burn yourself. Any commercial disc based media you buy with media already on it (such as music CDs, video DVDs, or games) was pressed not burnt and will have a much longer lifespan. "Laser rot" it not much of an issue for pressed discs, but they are just as susceptible to scratches due to poor handling.

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 11:50 PM

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Jun 27 2008, 05:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Some people like trading in the games, some don't. But do we -always- have to hear bitching about the prices?

Do we -always- have to hear people bitch about people bitching?
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 08:48 AM

QUOTE(Kalidor @ Jun 28 2008, 01:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Right.. you're selling to a dealer. You're not going to get 'full book value' from a dealer. Whether it be video games or magic or baseball cards.

When you're selling to an individual you're going to get more, but you're the one taking the time out to do the legwork to find the individual paying the price you want for it.

Not to mention, Gamestop buys almost anything. Selling at a yard sale is great, you'll get a box of games cherry picked for the ones people want, and be left with stuff people won't want and it will wind up getting thrown in the trash anyway.

Maybe getting 20-50% for the resale value of a game isn't the best deal, and maybe when more businesses start competing with Gamestop's business model there will be a competitive drive to offer more, but until then -- you can take it or leave it and no one at Gamestop will begrudge you for taking your games and leaving if you so desire.

You can trade them in for less than what you 'think they are worth' or you can let them sit in a box in your closet and get nothing for them, or you can take all the time and effort you want putting them on ebay and become a dealer yourself selling your games for what Gamestop sells them for. At the end of the day its up to you.

Or... you can try to sell something to Gamestop other than the garbage games you don't like and know suck anyway and get more money because the game is worth more money.

Try trading in your Smash Bros for the Gamecube and get 20 bucks for it and stop complaining because nobody wants to give you more than a quarter for your jivey Madden 2002 game.


You seem a little sensitive about this issue.

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 09:32 AM

QUOTE(Kalidor @ Jun 28 2008, 02:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Right.. you're selling to a dealer. You're not going to get 'full book value' from a dealer. Whether it be video games or magic or baseball cards.

I certainly understand the economic model. I'm selling to a place with staff, rent, utilities, and that still at the end of the day needs to turn a profit. For cars, the dealer can sell one and turn a 1000$ profit that doesn't take too much off the bottom line to the guy that sold it. For this to be viable for a gaming store, since average game prices are so low, they need to give you next to nothing for the game, while selling it for a large margin of profit.

I'm just amazed it works, and given the amount of overhead needed, and what it ultimately does to my trade in value, it's just not a feasible option for me.

Yard sales may not be the answer, since you're not reaching the same market as a store is. Ebay seems more reasonable. Anyone can buy your game, and no one can or should be paying more than 1$ for an old sports game. Those things are jive, and I'm almost annoyed they aren't simply discarded by people.

Personally, the whole ebay thing is too much hassle for me, so I just keep my games indefinitely. When I was younger I once sold all of my NES games to by a SNES. We're talking something like 30 games to simply slightly reduce the price of a new system. It was probably the worst financial decision of my life, as I would love to still have that library of games, and have spent a deal of my life searching out and buying back some of my favourites. I don't want to be in that position again in 10 years because I had finished playing through Bioshock and wanted to trade it in along with 10 other appealing titles to put towards some jivey game like Lego Indiana Jones.

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 10:59 AM

Aren't there perpetual rental services (game versions of Netflix) out now that you can just pay a monthly fee, play games till you're done and return them after to get the next thing? It seems that anymore, most people play a game through once, maybe multiplayer it for a bit longer if it's that kind of game, but then don't play it anymore ever again. The rental model seems like it would really serve that kind of gamer well.

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 02:18 PM

QUOTE(The Predaking @ Jul 1 2008, 09:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Kalidor @ Jun 28 2008, 01:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Right.. you're selling to a dealer. You're not going to get 'full book value' from a dealer. Whether it be video games or magic or baseball cards.

When you're selling to an individual you're going to get more, but you're the one taking the time out to do the legwork to find the individual paying the price you want for it.

Not to mention, Gamestop buys almost anything. Selling at a yard sale is great, you'll get a box of games cherry picked for the ones people want, and be left with stuff people won't want and it will wind up getting thrown in the trash anyway.

Maybe getting 20-50% for the resale value of a game isn't the best deal, and maybe when more businesses start competing with Gamestop's business model there will be a competitive drive to offer more, but until then -- you can take it or leave it and no one at Gamestop will begrudge you for taking your games and leaving if you so desire.

You can trade them in for less than what you 'think they are worth' or you can let them sit in a box in your closet and get nothing for them, or you can take all the time and effort you want putting them on ebay and become a dealer yourself selling your games for what Gamestop sells them for. At the end of the day its up to you.

Or... you can try to sell something to Gamestop other than the garbage games you don't like and know suck anyway and get more money because the game is worth more money.

Try trading in your Smash Bros for the Gamecube and get 20 bucks for it and stop complaining because nobody wants to give you more than a quarter for your jivey Madden 2002 game.


You seem a little sensitive about this issue.


I'm sensitive about many issues that involves uniformed people making ignorant declarations about things they refuse to understand.

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 02:52 PM

Anyone know the value for MGS4?

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 03:52 PM

QUOTE(Kalidor @ Jul 1 2008, 02:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(The Predaking @ Jul 1 2008, 09:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Kalidor @ Jun 28 2008, 01:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Right.. you're selling to a dealer. You're not going to get 'full book value' from a dealer. Whether it be video games or magic or baseball cards.

When you're selling to an individual you're going to get more, but you're the one taking the time out to do the legwork to find the individual paying the price you want for it.

Not to mention, Gamestop buys almost anything. Selling at a yard sale is great, you'll get a box of games cherry picked for the ones people want, and be left with stuff people won't want and it will wind up getting thrown in the trash anyway.

Maybe getting 20-50% for the resale value of a game isn't the best deal, and maybe when more businesses start competing with Gamestop's business model there will be a competitive drive to offer more, but until then -- you can take it or leave it and no one at Gamestop will begrudge you for taking your games and leaving if you so desire.

You can trade them in for less than what you 'think they are worth' or you can let them sit in a box in your closet and get nothing for them, or you can take all the time and effort you want putting them on ebay and become a dealer yourself selling your games for what Gamestop sells them for. At the end of the day its up to you.

Or... you can try to sell something to Gamestop other than the garbage games you don't like and know suck anyway and get more money because the game is worth more money.

Try trading in your Smash Bros for the Gamecube and get 20 bucks for it and stop complaining because nobody wants to give you more than a quarter for your jivey Madden 2002 game.


You seem a little sensitive about this issue.


I'm sensitive about many issues that involves uniformed people making ignorant declarations about things they refuse to understand.


Fair enough.

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 04:11 PM

yeha, i rememebr when i traded in my dreamcast ( while it was still a current console ). i had the system, cords, 4 controllers, 3 vmu's , something like 13 games..

and i got $30. store credit..

the only reason i did this was because i was in college and needed the money badly. had i known that they only gave store credit.. i wouldnt have bothered.

so basically i traded in all my dreamcast stuff for a used gamecube game..

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 04:20 PM

I'm pretty sure MSG4 is currently 30 or 35 dollars.



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Posted 01 July 2008 - 04:33 PM

I just got $30 for Smash Bros. Brawl...enough for a PS3 Blu-ray remote

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 08:05 PM

I recently (read: yesterday) sold my "Guitar Hero: On Tour"* to a local used CD/DVD/Game store and got $27 for it. Granted that may have been because I've been going there for 5+ years and briefly worked there, but I do wonder how much less GS would've given me.

(*Sold it out of pain and frustration.)

While I can see how Gamestop's business model works for them, I'd wish they stop taking games without instruction books and/or cases. I understand the space issue, but if anyone throw out a perfectly good case and the instruction (covers can be re-printed), I hope to hell they get VERY little for them.

And I think Sport games ahould be printed on media that self-destructs after a (very) short time.
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Posted 02 July 2008 - 09:28 PM

It's not much different from selling books, to be honest. The used book store chain in town gives you $1.50-2 on a $10 paperback if it was released within the past couple months or is a high-demand title. Other than that, it's 25-50 cents, even if you bought it new and it still looks good. Serial books (romances, Executioner, etc) are a dime.

So why sell books? If you've read it and know you're not going to read it again, it's a waste of space to leave it sitting around your house. You can give it to value village for free, or you can sell it to the bookmarket and at least get a few bucks off your next purchase (or, if you want, the cash).

Also, I buy about 3/4 of my books secondhand to begin with, so if I'm only paying 2/3 the cover price anyway, it doesn't burn so badly when I only get a quarter for it on trade in value.

I figure it's a similar deal for games - if you play a lot of games, and don't plan on replaying some, you might as well sell them.

I don't play a lot of games, and tend to replay what I have, so I've never traded in games. If I played games like I read books, though, I would.
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 12:37 AM

Dark Alliance 2 on PS2 trades for $17 dollars and sells for $50. One of the higher end PS2 games.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 08:50 AM

What about Resident Evil 2 and 3 for the Gamecube?

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