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@  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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@  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.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 03:32 PM)

Three more crashes since I pulled the ram. Verifying the OS now... tonight might be a reinstalling kinda night.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 11:46 AM)

And thankfully it wasn't totally dead, so it was working on occassion. If the problem is actually solved, I just need to wait and see if the program/system crashes are over.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 11:45 AM)

Got it. I wound up running the memtest four more times, because of course it's always the last dimm. But I got the culprit. I lost 8 gig, but I'm still at three times the "recommended" amount.

@  Hg Dragon : (07 September 2019 - 11:09 AM)

DL and run MemTest86. It'll help weed out issues. Run 1 stick at a time. Then run a stick that passed in each slot. Will help you find out if it's the RAM or the slot/motherboard

@  Patch : (07 September 2019 - 10:45 AM)

How many RAM sticks do you have total?

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 09:57 AM)

Great, two weeks of random BSODs, and I manage to finally work out some ram has gone bad. Just need to work out which one(s) and then I can go from there.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:25 AM)

*just stares*

@  unluckiness : (07 September 2019 - 04:27 AM)

My french is rusty but I'd guess Italienne-americain pain du sauce

@  Nevermore : (07 September 2019 - 02:58 AM)

What do they want "pizza" to be called? Crpes superior?

@  unluckiness : (07 September 2019 - 01:11 AM)

Are they still suing Italian restaurants for having food that's insufficiently French?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 September 2019 - 10:31 PM)

Not even Quebec likes Quebec?

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 September 2019 - 08:51 PM)

Quebec's a special case; they just have an insatiable lust for hate

@  Ashley : (06 September 2019 - 07:48 PM)

Those weird language laws are basically anti-everyone. Who does it help to stop certain toys from being sold there?

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 September 2019 - 04:56 PM)

Canada is one of those rare countries that's paradoxically both anti-business (except for the chosen few) and anti-consumer


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#2541 Powered Convoy

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 01:03 PM

Mattel has some SDCC 2019 exclusives for MOTU.

 

Mega Construx Battle Bones set (with pink armor Faker among others).

 

More articulated versions of the original MOTU figures in the form of Mini-Comic Prince Adam and He-Man.

 

https://nerdist.com/...-con-exclusive/

 

The latter is kind of a spin on MOTUC but really dialing the sculpting back to the original toys instead of updated sculpting.

 

It's kind of a weird thing, I like it.  Like this is what MOTUC did, but not quite as literal as this exclusive is.


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Posted 11 June 2019 - 01:06 PM

Fascinating idea. I don't think I'm the target for this as it was the general proportions as much as the articulation that has always turned me off. The Classics line gives me exactly what I want there, but there you go.

This is a perfect SDCC offering though - not a hard-to-find-something that everybody wants to complete their collection. It will also give them a nice proof of concept. I suspect if these all sell out, they may expand the line; if they hang around for weeks or months, they'll remain a one-off.
 
 
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Posted 11 June 2019 - 03:45 PM

Why isn't Prince Adam wearing pink? Fail.

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 04:29 PM

Why isn't Prince Adam wearing pink? Fail.


Because this is specifically a "mini-comic" based set and that's what Adam looked like in his first mini comic appearance.

-ZacWilliam, something they havnt done before vs Cartoon Adam that they have.
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 08:50 PM

Yeah this set is tickling all my Sword & Sorcery soft spots. Wish I could get it.


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I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 25 June 2019 - 01:54 PM

 

Why isn't Prince Adam wearing pink? Fail.


Because this is specifically a "mini-comic" based set and that's what Adam looked like in his first mini comic appearance.

-ZacWilliam, something they havnt done before vs Cartoon Adam that they have.

 

It actually comes from preview issue for the monthly mini-series.



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Posted 27 June 2019 - 11:48 AM

Side thing but I saw Spider-Man Far from Home and while waiting for the extra scene at the end of the credits, a 'He-Man from Mattel' copyright whatever appears along with other licensed stuff in the list.

I don't recall any Motu thing appearing in the movie, as a commercial or a toy or whatever. So just asking that when you folks watch Far from Home, let me know what Motu related material appears that I missed please?

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 01:22 PM

Peter has He-Man figures.  There's a cut scene where he sells his toys to buy MJ a present.


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Posted 27 June 2019 - 07:32 PM

Hopefully they made sure to use 200X figures and not vintages.


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 27 June 2019 - 07:45 PM

Whaaaaat?! I didn't see that?! I know the trailers had a full action scene that wasn't included in the movie (doing your job, on vacation) but I don't remember a 'selling toys' scene when I saw it.

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 10:16 PM

Hopefully they made sure to use 200X figures and not vintages.

 

Maybe they were hand-me-downs from Uncle Ben. That would give them a little more weight as something to sell.


 
 
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Posted 12 July 2019 - 11:28 AM

Just a follow up but the extra scenes in the trailer will supposedly be put in a Peter's To Do list as an extra mini movie. So I guess that's where the selling of the He-Man toys will be.

Was there even footage of that? I want to see!

Oh, and they can get away with this parody? Cuz it looks really really good for flash animation. I'd prefer to see the 2002 version but this is ok too.


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 04:43 PM

Just a follow up but the extra scenes in the trailer will supposedly be put in a Peter's To Do list as an extra mini movie. So I guess that's where the selling of the He-Man toys will be.

Was there even footage of that? I want to see!

Oh, and they can get away with this parody? Cuz it looks really really good for flash animation. I'd prefer to see the 2002 version but this is ok too.


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Posted 17 July 2019 - 07:47 PM

https://news.toyark....nnounced-352486

 

Guess Mattel is playing a back up to the MOTU film that is reportedly set for release...at some point next year.

 

Eh, I'm not overly impressed.  And i'm not thrilled for some of the later characters who benefitted IMMENSELY from more modern design aesthetics (like Buzz Off)



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Posted 17 July 2019 - 08:31 PM

Yeah, I feel like if they had done this before they ever started the Classics line they might have done well. I don't get the appeal now though. Are there people who have been waiting on the vintage sculpts "with knees" (and elbows)?


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 01:47 AM

Flocked Mega Construx Moss Man? Shame I won't be getting this set, hopefully he hits retail in some form.


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 10:12 AM

Yeah, I feel like if they had done this before they ever started the Classics line they might have done well. I don't get the appeal now though. Are there people who have been waiting on the vintage sculpts "with knees" (and elbows)?

In fairness, MOTUC never had any sort of significant retail presence aside from the TRU crossover packs with DC.  These feel aimed more to a more casual audience than the hardcore audience, and there might be some merit to that if the price point is good.



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Posted 18 July 2019 - 11:26 AM

Yeah these seem like they really aren't aimed completely at the same audience that's been spending tons on Classics for years. Just the fact that they are planning to sell them in actual stores hints that. The more throwbacky designs are more toy-etic too and hint at that.

-ZacWilliam, whether it succeeds at reaching a big enough Casual and Kid audience we shall see but this clearly isn't completely aimed at or counting on the old online geezers.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 05:35 PM

That's a pretty nice update of He-Man I think. I was going to say "I hope these do well at retail" but... they won't. MOTU will never escape that Joe-esque black hole. Which isn't really fair, the MOTU fandom is much more reasonable. 


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