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@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

In case anyone's wondering.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Also, she pronounces her own name "Zuh-see".

@  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


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#2141 Maruten

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 01:23 AM

It's solid non-articulated plastic, so you should be fine there.

Good to know, thanks.

Think I'm in trouble -- got two more, and have another three on the way.

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Really wishing I hadn't missed out on the Filmation sub.

Is Dactus's armour typical? Took me ages to get the blasted thing together, and next time I looked both sides had popped open again. Is there a trick, or am I just unco?!

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 07:47 AM

I haven't had any issues with his armor separating.  He's currently on display too.

 

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 04:44 PM

Thanks, I'm pretty sure I just didn't get it connected properly. Buggered if I know how to improve my performance but I'll give it another crack, it's not huge drama.

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 05:54 PM

Try heating it up for 30-45 seconds with a hairdryer before tabbing it together. It might help. Or it'll make it too soft to hold and you'll have to wait for it to cool again.


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Posted 12 March 2016 - 01:01 AM

Thanks - I'll give that a try.

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 05:06 PM

Well, my first three MOTUC figures were random dudes who looked cool. But these ones activate the nostalgia drive spectacularly. 

 

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Extendar was... maybe it isn't accurate to say "one of my favourite" vintage figures, but certainly one that left an impression. I could never shake the feeling that he just didn't really match the MOTU aesthetic. But his action feature was fun. Replicating it with partsforming is a bit of a pain, but it still ends up looking fantastic. I am wildly in love with this figure, especially after just having reread the mini-comics he was in. Now I just have to find a reasonably priced Dragstor for him to arch-nemesise with. 

 

As for Teela... well, obviously, this isn't the version of her that most people would choose. But the original DC books are my earliest MOTU memories so this works for me. 


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Posted 14 March 2016 - 07:01 PM

As for Teela... well, obviously, this isn't the version of her that most people would choose. But the original DC books are my earliest MOTU memories so this works for me.


It doesn't hurt that she's the version that's the least expensive to acquire right now.



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#2148 Maruten

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 08:21 PM

Oh, yeah. Your choices with Teela are "affordable but not representative of the iconic look", "stupidly expensive", or "looks like Point Dread Teela". 

 

BGT is the obvious winner unless one is wealthy!

 

Which I wish I was, because man -- this line. As a kid my favourite figures were probably Fisto, Stinkor and the Sorceress. I'd love to grab their MOTUC counterparts but  I don't fancy paying their current value.  :o


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Posted 15 March 2016 - 06:40 PM

Okay, so pardon my obsessive spamming of this thread lately but holy wow, this guy.

 

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So annoyed that I didn't jump on the sub. This Filmation line is going to be amazing. 


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Posted 16 March 2016 - 07:03 AM

I love him.


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Posted 16 March 2016 - 06:35 PM

I just really can't believe how great he is. No way am I missing the Filmation sub next year. I'll have to pay hideous aftermarket prices for this year's figures, so I'll probably skip a couple, but after that I am in. Luckily I have no interest in Evilseed. 

 

The "Classics aesthetic" is great and obviously the Horsemen do fantastic work, but this Filmation stuff takes it to another level. I just want to get one of those Skeletors and lick it all day. Whereas the previous MOTUC Skeletors just aren't up my alley at all, and the one that I'd be keen on, NA, is too far away from the show's look for me to bite. The Club Grayskull version does not appear to have that problem!


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Posted 16 March 2016 - 06:47 PM

You ARE new to this. Soon you'll learn to give up your love of the figures and start complaining endlessly about the new ankle joints like the rest of the fandom.
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Posted 16 March 2016 - 06:59 PM

Ha! One thing I'm DETERMINED to do is spend THE REST OF MY LIFE saying

 

FOR GOD'S SAKE THE ANKLES AREN'T THAT BAD

 

What I'm less sure of at this point is whether the Thundercats sub will alter my willingness to make subsequent pacts with Matty and DR. 


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Posted 16 March 2016 - 07:13 PM

Speaking of demonic pacts, as long as you log on ASAP when the day-of-sale figures go up, you probably won't have to pay aftermarket prices for the Filmation figures. You will have to pay Digital River shipping charges, though.
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Posted 16 March 2016 - 08:35 PM

Good point, I keep forgetting that theoretically that's a possibility. I shudder to think what time I might have to set my alarm for given that I'm in Australia!

 

And re: my last post, lest I upset any ankle-haters... I don't mean to be dismissive of anyone's distaste for said ankles, that's a valid opinion, but speaking for myself personally the "bad" ankles don't bother me any more than any of the other hideous articulation points. Let's just all love each other. 

 

I know it's an issue that arouses much fury. But surely we can all agree that at this point, we're better off bitching about King Hiss!


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 07:56 AM

Page preview of the cartoon guide:

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Each episode will be covered on more than one page. :)



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Posted 07 April 2016 - 03:52 AM

Can't wait.
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Posted 09 April 2016 - 08:58 AM

I'm still undecided on this. If I buy it, it'll just be to support MotU. The Filmation cartoon is my least favorite thing about the franchise.



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Posted 27 April 2016 - 02:08 AM

Finally managed to nab myself a cheap Draego-Man. Can't believe I had to watch ebay for half a year to find an auction that did not go over 75$... how much did these cost originally before scalpers bought them off Mattycollector?
Pretty good toy, love the scales on the arms/legs and how the wings are on joints too. The head is straight out of D&D, pretty cool. He is even balanced well enough to stand without relying on his tail for support.

 

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 06:43 AM

He was $25 USD before shipping I believe.  So $35 after he shipped or so.

 

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