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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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#2281 Powered Convoy

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 05:27 PM

Glad he enjoyed the film.

Secret of Nihm is my favorite animated film of all time.

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 05:32 PM


Did Last Starfighter with my son last summer and he loved it despite the badly aged FX. I'll have to try the MoTU film with him.


-ZacWilliam, I'd argue there's about 1/3rd of a really great MoTU film there from what I remember.
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Posted 28 January 2017 - 10:09 AM

Did Last Starfighter with my son last summer and he loved it despite the badly aged FX. I'll have to try the MoTU film with him.


-ZacWilliam, I'd argue there's about 1/3rd of a really great MoTU film there from what I remember.

Oh, I do not claim that any of these films were perfect, they were deeply flawed on certain levels, but what they did right, they did really well.  The entire package was entertaining enough to not notice the flaws.  Great example of this:

 

We watched MOTU and a day later he asked me "If they saved Eternia and used the key to do that AND actually use the key to make the past better for them, they needed to find the key.  If they went back in time to prevent the parents from dying, why would they even be in the cemetery in the beginning to find the key?"

I said "well because...SWORDS and LASERS and FIRE...and Sorceress".  Being fair, that is a pretty major plot hole, but I have to let it go to enjoy the rest of the film.  My retcon explanation is "Franks portrayal of Skelator was so powerful, it created a temporal bubble that repeated the loop so that performance would not vanish into oblivion"


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 11:49 PM

found the new blind box MotU guys at walmart.  Was going to grab one, but they're $13 bucks. Way too expensive for a small, blind box vinyl.  


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 09:44 PM

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Did Last Starfighter with my son last summer and he loved it despite the badly aged FX. I'll have to try the MoTU film with him.


-ZacWilliam, I'd argue there's about 1/3rd of a really great MoTU film there from what I remember.

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:38 PM

I used to cover my eyes when that scene came around... for YEARS!


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 06:41 AM

Was going to grab one, but they're $13 bucks. Way too expensive for a small, blind box vinyl.

 

While I don't disagree that they are overpriced, These aren't your average vinyl figure. They are essentially fully articulated figures on a smaller scale with SD dimensions.

 

And for what it's worth, they are pretty dang fun.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 09:39 AM

 

Was going to grab one, but they're $13 bucks. Way too expensive for a small, blind box vinyl.

 

While I don't disagree that they are overpriced, These aren't your average vinyl figure. They are essentially fully articulated figures on a smaller scale with SD dimensions.

 

And for what it's worth, they are pretty dang fun.

 

 

I refuse to buy blind box at that price.  Now, were they clearly marked, that'd be one thing, but I'm not going to blow $13 on a maybe.  That's asinine.  


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:03 AM

Can't blame you there. It's not a lot of plastic for that price.

 

I wanted them all, and only got four of the boxes to mitigate the chance I'd get a duplicate (plus, I got them from Toys R Us during a BOBO 1/2 sale, so it ended up about $10 a pop). Then I got a pretty good deal on the Trap-Jaw/Beast-Man 2-pack ($30 for the set) after initially getting He-Man, Skeletor, Tri-Klops, and Man-E-Faces from my blinds.

 

I don't honestly know if I would have taken the plunge on these at retail cost. I can tell you that I passed on them when I saw them in the wild at an FYE for $15 each. That's absurd.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:44 PM

Anyone have the 200X Castle Greyskull?

I'm curious how it'd size up to 1:18 scale figures. Seems a bit small for the figures it's meant for and my 1:18 fantasy figs could use more environments to be displayed in.


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 02:01 AM

Anyone have the 200X Castle Greyskull?

I'm curious how it'd size up to 1:18 scale figures. Seems a bit small for the figures it's meant for and my 1:18 fantasy figs could use more environments to be displayed in.

 

I do. Gonna have to find some 1:18 scale figures, but it should look pretty good. I'll get back to you.


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 02:50 PM



Looks good. I still want a Mini Comics Triklops.

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 02:06 PM

The new Filmation sculpts look fantastic. Man-at-Arms is outstanding. That being said, this just reminds me of how much I wish we'd been able to get this sub-line in those matte finishes. It just looks so good.


 
 
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Posted 19 February 2017 - 03:23 PM

I want a flocked Panthor.

Those last three guys are from a cancelled wave in the 80's with Strobo.

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 03:37 PM

 

Anyone have the 200X Castle Greyskull?

I'm curious how it'd size up to 1:18 scale figures. Seems a bit small for the figures it's meant for and my 1:18 fantasy figs could use more environments to be displayed in.

 

I do. Gonna have to find some 1:18 scale figures, but it should look pretty good. I'll get back to you.

 

 

Okay, I will need you to ignore a number of things here, like the fact that I have very few 1:18 scale figures to work with, the unlikely fact that this thing managed to somehow get dustier than an actual abandoned castle and the equally unlikely fact that I managed to lose a part of the castle while setting up the photo.

 

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 03:38 AM

Well at least you have the man-elephant from Chap Mei's Extreme Soldiers toyline that was clearly a cash grab at Small Soldiers.

 

I don't have that.

 

(any shots with, say, him and the Chap Mei biker in the castle's interior?)


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 08:22 AM

 

 

Anyone have the 200X Castle Greyskull?

I'm curious how it'd size up to 1:18 scale figures. Seems a bit small for the figures it's meant for and my 1:18 fantasy figs could use more environments to be displayed in.

 

I do. Gonna have to find some 1:18 scale figures, but it should look pretty good. I'll get back to you.

 

 

Okay, I will need you to ignore a number of things here, like the fact that I have very few 1:18 scale figures to work with, the unlikely fact that this thing managed to somehow get dustier than an actual abandoned castle and the equally unlikely fact that I managed to lose a part of the castle while setting up the photo.

 

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Whatever, you've just given me inspiration for a new Castle Koopa!

 

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 09:48 PM

http://thefwoosh.com...-for-pre-order/

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:18 AM

I made my pre-order with BBTS.  By the time you factor in the shipping and handling, it's about the same (or possibly less), and you don't have to pay till they hit BBTS' warehouse.  





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