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@  TheMightyMol... : (21 September 2019 - 06:41 PM)

Triple changer, turns from ashes to dust.

@  Rycochet : (21 September 2019 - 05:22 PM)

To Ashens we transform! We turn into a human, a brown couch and a heap of tat.

@  Patch : (21 September 2019 - 03:02 PM)

Really? Worst alt-mode ever.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 September 2019 - 02:09 PM)

To ashes we transform.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2019 - 09:14 AM)

They aren't all cranky... sure, it's hard to find one in a good mood, but still.

@  unluckiness : (21 September 2019 - 09:12 AM)

Cranky geese is a hell of a tautology

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2019 - 09:07 AM)

... that's like the third flock of geese this morning. Do those cranky bitches know something I should know?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 September 2019 - 06:26 AM)

Isn't there a thread for that?

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2019 - 05:41 AM)

I took a few hours off from work so I could attend. Actually met two coworkers there.

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2019 - 05:41 AM)

Anyone else here who participated in a climate change rally yesterday?

@  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.


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#1081 Big Show

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 03:46 PM

With all the procrastinators and resellers and rabids, the MOTUC sub will make it. I'm thinking somewhere in the 115%-125% range.
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Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:31 PM

On the flip side, I did it. I canceled Grayskull and just sold my entire MOTUC collection: 32 regular figures plus some other stuff. I'm out. icon-fire.gif
 
 
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 12:12 AM

QUOTE(Dake @ Aug 19 2013, 08:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
On the flip side, I did it. I canceled Grayskull and just sold my entire MOTUC collection: 32 regular figures plus some other stuff. I'm out. icon-fire.gif


Hopefully you got a nice bit for it, congrats!
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:43 AM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Aug 20 2013, 12:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dake @ Aug 19 2013, 08:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
On the flip side, I did it. I canceled Grayskull and just sold my entire MOTUC collection: 32 regular figures plus some other stuff. I'm out. icon-fire.gif


Hopefully you got a nice bit for it, congrats!


I think on the whole I came out a bit ahead. Figures like Sorceress and Fisto made up for those like Carnivus and the Molarr/Skeletor set for example. At worst I figure I broke even.

The bummer is I had been planning on doing it anyway to pay for my wife's and my tenth anniversary trip next year but it looks like I'll be getting laid off, so now it's just money to put into savings. It's a month's mortgage payment anyway. Now to start diving into everything else in storage.

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#1085 Nanite

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 12:03 PM

I'm so sorry Dake, I know exactly how you feel. I just started a new job after two months laid off. Toy money? What's that?


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 12:43 PM

MOTUC made it to 115%.

DC and Ecto-1 seem to be gonesville.
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#1087 Big Show

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:44 PM

Sorry to hear about your situation, Dake. I was lucky to dodge that bullet earlier this year with sequestration. I feel for you.

In brighter news, I'm glad to see the sub go through. The damn Big Lots figures reignited my interest in this damn line. I've been recycling some of the earnings from recent eBay sales into figures from the past I've missed. Glad I'm an opener. MIP prices on some of these suck.
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:08 PM

Yup, the Big Lots offerings have gotten me back into the line for the third time and I'm now hunting down the (pricey) figures that I need. Also, I ended up breaking down and picked up a sub this morning so now I just hope my gf doesn't notice the packages coming in every month. icon-fire.gif

#1089 Big Show

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:30 PM

I'm so glad I don't want/need the really expensive ones. I have Teela/Sorceress/Fisto, and do not have the inclination to spend that kind of money on Shadow Weaver.
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#1090 Robogeek1973

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:47 PM

QUOTE(Big Show @ Aug 20 2013, 11:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm so glad I don't want/need the really expensive ones. I have Teela/Sorceress/Fisto, and do not have the inclination to spend that kind of money on Shadow Weaver.


I'm needing a Whiplash, then I'm set with Skeletor's group until Two-Bad gets released.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 07:50 PM

I'm really surprised that Matty hasn't tried to capitalise on the demand for Sorceress and Teela by releasing 200X versions.

Or doing a mini-sub (like 30th Anniversary or Filmation) with variants to the main characters that are high in demand.

Filmation He-Man
Filmation Hordak
200X Sorceress
200X Teela
200X Beast Man
200X Roboto

Or something to that extent.

The biggest issue with sustaining interest in MOTU Classics is the difficulty in starting a new collection. Getting some essential characters is particularly cost-prohibitive. The Big Lots! releases helped pull in more casual buyers, but honestly, it's left to the waning population of hard-core, series long fans to keep the subscription numbers up.

Very few people are going to want to start a pricey, high-end collection with 2nd and 3rd stringers.


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:01 AM

I would go crazy for a mini line like that. Throw in 200x He-man and 200x Snake Armor Greyskull and you'd have me instantly sold.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:42 AM


I'm pretty sure I'm in the minority of MoTU fans by being most interested in some more NA toys. Well at least Hydron, Flogg, and NA Skelator. I just figure this is probably the only time they'll ever get real updates.


-ZacWilliam, though a Rioblast and Tounge Lasher are awful high on m nostalgia meter too...
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:29 AM

I've always been most interested in the concept-based and truly wacky characters. Sadly, thanks to the decline of the buyer base and the refinement of the lineup, it looks like I'm out of luck going forward.
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:35 PM

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 04:53 PM

QUOTE(Magnus @ Aug 21 2013, 08:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would go crazy for a mini line like that. Throw in 200x He-man and 200x Snake Armor Greyskull and you'd have me instantly sold.


The more 200X the better.

#1097 Betty Nor

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:33 PM

Sorry, but it seems that Matty really begrudges the 200X era.

He'll jump through his ass to release a "fan-demanded" POP female figure, but trying to get a 200X version of vintage characters is damn near impossible.

I'm convinced that the only reason we even have the few 200X style heads and accessories that we have are because the 4H sculpted them pro bono.

#1098 Big Show

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:18 PM

QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Aug 21 2013, 06:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sorry, but it seems that Matty really begrudges the 200X era.

He'll jump through his ass to release a "fan-demanded" POP female figure, but trying to get a 200X version of vintage characters is damn near impossible.

I'm convinced that the only reason we even have the few 200X style heads and accessories that we have are because the 4H sculpted them pro bono.


I'm inclined to disagree.

King Grayskull. Chief Carnivus. Count Marzo. Zodak. BG/200x Evil-Lyn. Faceless One. Dekker. Several figures include 200x heads and/or armor. SMAA was basically an excuse to release a 200x MAA. Yes, I know a bunch of these are cheap recolors or low-cost repurposes, but they are here nonetheless.

Sure, the Star Sisters are PoP, but the kind of PoP that weren't really asked for. All of these 200x figures and versions exist, but main characters in PoP are virtually untouched.
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:39 PM

They think of 2002 as a style, not so much a different look. If there are enough changes in the look (say the Merman heads or Fisto's head crest) then they might do some extra stuff.

Their reasoning, not mine.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:50 PM

Matty isn't a real person, man.

They did recently trademark "Snake Armor", so I'd say SA He-Man has a decent chance if it wasn't just a holdover from before they changed the lineup.
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