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@  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

@  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


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#1161 Big Show

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 06:53 AM

If you guys like GyGor, that's great. It didn't appeal to me, so I just didn't buy it.

The thing I liked least about that figure, however, was that they could have saved a lot of sculpting costs by doing some parts re-use with the Gorilla Grodd figure. Despite being a bit smaller, many elements of the sculpts were nearly identical. At that point in the line's history, I feel that there were far too many higher-profile figures from ALL eras left to spend that kind of development money on a figure that would have such limited parts re-use potential.
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Posted 07 November 2013 - 08:48 AM

I imagine they wanted to make a big Shadow Beast, and Gygor was a convenient pre-tool to release first. A Grodd-sized SB would have been pretty puny.

 

At that point in the line, I think sales were probably high enough that they didn't need to worry quite as much about recouping tooling costs, too. But that's just a guess.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 08:53 AM

has there been any word on that documentary where all the old Mettel guys were fighting about who invented He-man and then Mr. Scheimer chimes in with... "they didn't even care and just wanted to sell toys."

 

lol. Miss you already Lou.



#1164 Big Show

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:20 AM

At that point in the line, I think sales were probably high enough that they didn't need to worry quite as much about recouping tooling costs, too. But that's just a guess.


That's probably a fair assumption. However, that plays to the... "optimistic" 2017 roadmap. 20/20 hindsight, the idea of failing to get all of the "classic" (read: all the original MOTU and at least w1&2 of PoP and NA) wouldn't even be on the table if different choices had been made along the way.
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Posted 07 November 2013 - 02:01 PM

Can Mattel even use the parts created for DC on their non-DC lines?  Or are there limitations on that?  If they can't then there's a reason why Grodd and GyGor were different molds.

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#1166 lightsyder

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 02:25 PM

They used a he-man body for a batman figure recently I think...



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 04:11 PM

Officially, they can't. There were supposedly some issues when the same bird mold was used for Zoar, Beast Boy and Jayna, and Mattel went out of their way to explain how Dark Knight Returns Batman and New 52 Darkseid barely used any MOTUC tooling and it was a really special situation that had to be approved. It doesn't make a huge amount of sense, but it is the story we've been told.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:10 PM

The more I look at pics of NA Skeletor the more I like him.

 

 

I'm officially excited for him now.



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 12:35 AM

Officially, they can't. There were supposedly some issues when the same bird mold was used for Zoar, Beast Boy and Jayna, and Mattel went out of their way to explain how Dark Knight Returns Batman and New 52 Darkseid barely used any MOTUC tooling and it was a really special situation that had to be approved. It doesn't make a huge amount of sense, but it is the story we've been told.

 

Parts first used for He-Man can be used for DC, but they have to get permission.  Parts used for DC figures first (like Grodd), CANNOT be used on He-man.


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 06:07 AM

Makes sense since DC is a license for Mattel and He-Man isn't.

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#1171 Big Show

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 07:07 AM

Well that makes sense. Kinda.

It stinks, but it makes sense.
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Posted 14 November 2013 - 08:35 AM

Geldor, Sea Hawk, and Stackable Stands Tomorrow at Noon (EST).

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 08:42 AM


Am I alone in thinking Sea Hawk looks like he's eaten Thanksgiving Diner by himself every day for a year? Putting a jacket that thick over a regular he-man buck makes him look huge and round.


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:37 PM

Yeah, Giant Shirtgate is the latest thing the MOTUC fans are blowing up over these days.

 

I usually buy whatever new thing isn't in the subscription on the day-of-sale days, but I just don't think I can bring myself to get those stackable stands on their own. Maybe if they're still in stock the next time there's a new figure I want.


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:10 PM

Yeah I don't get the purpose of them.  I didn't buy the other stands either though.

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#1176 Betty Nor

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:18 PM

Oh yeah, those stands are a definite pass for me.

"Oooo they're stackable.  Buy like forty so you can tier your collection!"



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 05:46 PM

 

Gonna be all sorts of stuff on the official He-Man Youtube channel. :)



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:07 PM

Well, it turns out my credit card from the original Castle Grayskull order was the cancelled card.  I was told last week they would cancel my order, update the card and place a new order.  I was worried until this afternoon.  Never have I been so happy to see a $250+ charge hit my card.  :D



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 07:45 AM

Well, it turns out my credit card from the original Castle Grayskull order was the cancelled card.  I was told last week they would cancel my order, update the card and place a new order.  I was worried until this afternoon.  Never have I been so happy to see a $250+ charge hit my card.   :D

Get your act together man!  :D

 

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 02:24 PM

$291... wow.  Now to figure out where I'm going to put it.





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