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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)

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#2161 Zamuel

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 11:25 AM

$35 dollars in shipping?!? :o

I know that's not what you said but seriously, Matty's shipping costs are nuts.
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Posted 27 April 2016 - 12:30 PM

Yeah shipping is like $10 to $11 IIRC.


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Posted 27 April 2016 - 01:31 PM

$35 dollars in shipping?!? :o

I know that's not what you said but seriously, Matty's shipping costs are nuts.

 

Their shipping prices are even worse considering the lousy service. Anti-Eternia He-man arrived today and I ordered him on the 14th!


 
 
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Posted 27 April 2016 - 04:14 PM

SOMEONE HAS ARRIVED...

 

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#2165 MightyMegs

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 02:57 PM

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#2166 D.M

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 12:04 PM

New cover for the Guide to animated He-Man and She-Ra:
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Posted 02 May 2016 - 07:28 AM

$35 dollars in shipping?!? :o

I know that's not what you said but seriously, Matty's shipping costs are nuts.

 

For USA-to-Europe that would not even be a low estimation. :D

Which is why I like to ship in bulk, thanks to a friend in California. I save a lot in the long run.



#2168 MightyMegs

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 03:58 PM

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 06:30 PM

Man. One hesitates to applaud something as creative as a move towards evil black repaints, but yikes, he's nice. 


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#2170 Dake

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 08:56 PM

I had the same thought, but ultimately there's a reason that color scheme works! At least it's not a regular thing for He-man.


 
 
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#2171 Creature SH

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 06:35 PM

Also, it does harken back to German audio plays from the 80s, which is surprisingly obscure for the line.


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#2172 Big Show

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 06:46 AM

I just wish we could get the highlights in an aqua or a teal instead of red-orange...


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#2173 Dake

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 08:48 AM

Scourge He-man? :D It would look good too.


 
 
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#2174 Dake

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 09:43 AM

Bump, because it needed to be done.

 

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#2175 Strafe

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 10:40 AM

God, yes.

I reference that way more than I should.



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Posted 25 May 2016 - 02:57 PM

You know, news stories about local businesses can really break a mans wallet. I found out about a local vintage toy shop...haven't had a lot of money since.

I used to have a...well...it wasn't a terribly huge collection of He-Man...but it was a decent size. But of course you know that phase when you're just too mature for these kid toys you used to own. Luckily, my parents didn't allow me to get rid of my transformers. But all my MotU stuff is...gone. Theeeeeeeen, vintage hunting! First the shop and then E-Bay.

Hordak: Vintage Toy Store
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A little missing paint. Legs are ever so slightly loose. But other than that, it's in pretty great shape. Also came complete with crossbow.

Classics Buzzsaw Hordak: E-Bay
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I used to own the original Buzzsaw Hordak. Unfortunately, assuming you find one on E-Bay, you're probably going to pay a pretty penny. So I went for the Classics line. The buzzsaw doesn't shoot out like the original. But it's complete and new. It was mint in box before I got my hands on it. Hey! I don't buy toys to keep them in the box.

Rokkon: Vintage Toy Store
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Didn't come with any accessories. There's a blotch of what I assume is nail polish on the foot. My parents used to do the same thing to my toys so we could always tell what belonged to me and what belonged to my brother. I guess the previous owner of this one had the same idea. That or my old Rokkon when the route of several owners and I now newly own the same toy I owned as a kid.
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Naaaaaaah!

Man-E-Faces: Vintage Toy Store
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Great shape. Includes the gun.

Thunderpunch He-Man: E-Bay
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Legs are loose to the point of being difficult to stand on its own (hence why you see it leaning against my iPhone). The hand guard of the sword is snapped. The arm that holds the sword/shield is also loose. The backpack is kinda touchy about whether it locks in place or comes loose while doing the thunderpunch bit.

But it is complete. It even came with a blast cap ring. I'm going to have to see if they still make those blast caps. I'd like to actually use the action feature.

Minicomic Collection: Barnes & Noble

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For those too young to remember, the toys used to come with small comic books that featured the toy they came with. This collects all of them. Another nice piece of nostalgia being able to read these again.

Sooooo...yeah! Stupid news story cost me a lot of money. *pouts*

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#2177 Dake

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 03:25 PM

Great scores but why are they in spoiler tags? :D


 
 
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#2178 Caldwin

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 03:33 PM

Because the photos can be a tad large and I didn't want to create a bunch of crap that had to be scrolled through.

Glad you like.

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#2179 Caldwin

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 07:33 PM

Good news! I went to Meijer and they actually do still make those ring caps. Thank goodness that's one thing those 'toy safety' guidelines haven't stolen from us.

Like I said, the backpack is touchy about staying closed. So I have to work it a bit to make the blasting feature to work. But it works. And it made my ears ring slightly. That's probably not good.

But hey! It still works. Man I love the 80's...back when they built toys to last!
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#2180 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 27 May 2016 - 12:32 AM

So, I wrote something recently that may be of interest here...

 

How Toys to Life Could Revive Masters of the Universe for a New Generation

 

Just a thought I've had for a while, and the vacancy in the marketplace that will soon be left by Disney Infinity's cancellation spurred me on to finally get it written.

 

On another note: Good or bad, I'd really like to read those last few MOTUClassics comics (Fall of Eternia) that came with some of the toys, or at least some good recaps, or something. Is there anything you guys can point me to on that front?

 

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