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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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#1221 Onyx Minor

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 10:06 PM

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That's pretty damn awesome.  This is pretty awesome too:

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:38 PM

She's a keeper! :)

That she is!

 


That's pretty damn awesome.  This is pretty awesome too:

 

 

That's adorable!

 

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 08:23 AM

That's adorable!

 

Randy

 

 

 

I was quite surprised at her interest in the castle.  She wanted to help me at every step of getting it assembled.  She kept asking questions about why things looked a certain way and what purpose they served.  Then she started playing with it when I stepped out of the room and I just had to laugh.  Here is my favorite pic from that night (Daddy, I'm in the castle!):

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 07:48 AM

Well.  I did it.  I bought Standor.  A fellow staffer who will remain nameless convinced me to take the plunge.  Madness, I say.  Madness.  :D



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 07:52 AM

Nice!  Also adorable picture!

 

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#1226 Big Show

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 07:10 PM

Man, I am a sucker for some neat Lego minifig custom sticker sheets. I was in trouble when I saw these.

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And SUPERbuying is not quite as extreme as buying the HUG outta something.
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#1227 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 10:46 PM

Don't show me those.

 

I don't need more ridiculous things to buy.

 

 

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:57 PM

 

:)



#1229 MrBlud

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 07:21 PM

Anybody need that old Moat?


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 10:55 AM

That's neat but too rich for my blood.

 

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#1231 Big Show

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 08:29 AM

Damn you guys and your great and adorable pictures.

 

Now I've gone and convinced the wife to get me a Castle for a birthday/anniversary gift next year. I seriously have no earthly idea where I'm going to put it.


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Posted 22 December 2013 - 12:31 PM

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 05:09 PM

For all the things Mattel is doing disastrously wrong with MOTU lately, that youtube channel is pretty damn great.


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#1234 Big Show

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:50 PM

Just got the notification that the shipping label has been generated for my Castle. I got a great price from a board member at He-Man.org who mistakenly had a second Castle sent to them by DR. It's currently in Indiana (no, not Fishers :D). I'll have it by the time I get home from visiting family up north.

I'm so, so excited. :)
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And SUPERbuying is not quite as extreme as buying the HUG outta something.
There's a hierarchy.
 

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 12:09 AM

It is great.  I set mine up with the figures I want to have it on display with his evening.  I'll have to take photos and post them.

 

Randy


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Posted 26 December 2013 - 08:47 AM

Mine gets here tomorrow!

...but I'll be driving up north for a week, so it'll be sitting in the Post Office for a week. :(
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And SUPERbuying is not quite as extreme as buying the HUG outta something.
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Posted 28 December 2013 - 03:32 AM

My wife and I were watching Phelous review the Christmas Special the other night, and she brought up a good question: What exactly did cause the line to end, anyway? Was it Transformers? The question came up after the bit about how robots who transform are really evil, and I honestly can't recall.

 

I wanted to say the movie, but that came well after the MOTU cartoon ended, didn't it? Maybe not She-Ra: PoP, but He-Man's cartoon for sure.

 

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 06:14 AM

A bunch of factors for MOTU ending were mentioned in the first paragraphs here . Apparently flooding the market with far more product than demand required hurt the line too.


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 02:56 PM

Honestly, I think it had also pretty much run it's course at the time. They had enjoyed great success for years, but the basic premise had already been stretched to it's extremes in regard to what gimmicks could be included. After all, they were down to including barbarian cowboys, Transformers knockoffs that were just rocks and a random dude holding a big clamp. As wonderfully goofy as it was, kids didn't really see much appeal in that.


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 06:00 PM

So I finally got around to opening my Castle Grayskull.  First of all, wasn't it supposed to come in some protective mailer box?  Mine didn't, and thankfully, I'm not a MISB collector, or else I would have been a little irked.

 

I think my favourite part of the castle is the golden skulls.  Silly, I know, but it's neat to put heads up on the "pikes" of the lift.  Also, as much as I like Standor as he was released, slapping on a golden head to the body and putting the Standor helmet on it makes for a really neat looking figure.  It's like Cosmic God Skeletor or something.  King He-Man looks good sitting on the throne.  It just sucks that you have to remove his cape-attached armour in order to do so.  Why his cape isn't detachable, I'll never know.

 

Now I need to go dig all my MOTUC figures out of storage so that they can move into their new castle.





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