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@  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.

@  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


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Gundam Discussion: The Wings of A Boy Who Killed Adolescence

Gundam Anime Gunpla

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#12481 HellCat

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 05:30 AM

30 Minute Missions reminds me of Bandai doing kits of American properties to ease people into Gunpla. Between this and the Build shows, they clearly want plamo people can get into without needing tons of lore.

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Remember the Fumina kit that was released by Figure-rise last year? It's apparently getting re released in new colours. However, in response to internal and external feedback, they have completely redesigned the runners so the connectors are mostly in areas you won't see when assembled and the few they couldn't have been made thinner. I have the original release and for something where the push was "A collector quality figurine you build!", the sprue connector layout was a mess. Given Bandai have done stuff like undergating for more expensive kits I'm surprised more care wasn't taken. But actually redoing the runners to correct it is impressive.

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 11:28 AM

I really don't think Space and Flight Leo should have been P-Bandai. Maybe Flight, but there's enough unique parts to both that I could see them selling well. It's not like say, IBO, where it was 'Here's someone's Graze in custom colours'.with no real distinction (seriously, they didn't even give the McGillis Graze Ritter the second sword).



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Posted 01 March 2019 - 12:21 AM

Would the Flight and Space parts have worked as a Build Custom set?



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Posted 01 March 2019 - 09:44 PM

Pre-orders are up for Gundam Universe wave 1 at BBTS with a release date in July.  Price is $24.99, which is quite a fair price all things considered

https://www.bigbadto...1103&Company=81



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Posted 02 March 2019 - 02:43 AM

https://www.gundamki...-ver-20_22.html

 

The Alex 2.0 actually has some neat new stuff, like the head armoring.


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Posted 02 March 2019 - 04:18 AM

Apparently there's some kind of campaign in Japan where Gundam Universe toys will come with character/MS branded exclusive Tamashii Stages for the figures. No idea if they'll replicate this outside Japan or if even buying from there will qualify for it.



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Posted 07 March 2019 - 06:08 AM

So, the Legendary Gundam movie has a screenwriter now.

 

Brian K Vaughan, of Runaways, Y: The Last Man, and Saga fame.

 

Definitely got my attention with that pick. 




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Posted 07 March 2019 - 10:11 AM

Really hoping the movie isn't an adaptation. A bunch of people think it'll be 0079 with Hollywood actors but I can't see that working. I think the core Gundam story (lower to middle class kid gets caught up in war) can easily work in a Hollywood movie without simply repeating an existing Gundam story completely.

 

Just make sure I get a cameo. I can totally scream "IT'S A GUNDAM!!"...I mean, I do every time a HLJ parcel comes.



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Posted 07 March 2019 - 01:49 PM

Huh, Brian Vaughan IS one of the best character writers in comics...I find his plotting and world building lacking, but his characters are always interesting and three-dimensional.

 

And, if his script DOES get made, I think we can bet on the plot being "young person is on the run from a large government/organization that would abuse something he has", since...that is the plot he writes. 



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Posted 07 March 2019 - 04:30 PM

What?

 

 

 

What?

 

 

 

BKV? Eh? What? That's insane. 


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Posted 07 March 2019 - 07:20 PM

What?

 

 

 

What?

 

 

 

BKV? Eh? What? That's insane. 

 

Unexpected, certainly, but I wouldn't say insane.

 

He's done a decent amount of screenwriting for TV, including some pretty good episodes of Lost, and he's got a track record of experience with a lot of Gundam's themes in his past work.

 

There's some logic to it. It's just, you know, surprising. 




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Posted 11 March 2019 - 07:07 AM

Micro Wars 1 is now out. Kinda disappointed, only the torsos are built and you have to assemble the limbs Gunpla-style. They're also unpainted so you get a sticker sheet.

 

Wave 2 has also been revealed. Gouf, GM, Gundam Ground Type, 08th MS team-style hover tank and those siege tanks Ramba's forces used.

 

Be interested to see how long these last.



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Posted 12 March 2019 - 07:29 AM

Micro Wars 1 is now out. Kinda disappointed, only the torsos are built and you have to assemble the limbs Gunpla-style. They're also unpainted so you get a sticker sheet.

Just the limbs are unpainted?

 

You know what would've been nice? If the torso pieces were big enough to replace SDCS torsos, so you could give these the better arms and legs.



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Posted 12 March 2019 - 07:49 PM

https://www.gundamki...om-release.html


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:57 PM

Just thought I'd post about this.

 

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Gundam Throne Vier.

 

Final boss of the s1 stage play since they cut and altered a lot of stuff for time. A 4th Throne assembled by Ribbons for Ali; aside from the huge beam sabers and mention of a "Trans Am Tau", most of its functions are unknown.


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 06:21 AM

Micro Wars 2 info dropping Monday. Blog teases 3 will include Zgok, Dopp and Ball. So likely a wave 1 situation where we get MP and Char colours.

Maybe Guntank or Guncannon on the EF side?

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 08:56 PM

https://www.gundamki...repair-iii.html

 

Wonder when we'll see IV then.


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Posted 20 March 2019 - 02:10 AM

First half of episodes of Build Divers Dubbed are up on Gundam.Infos YouTube channel. While the show itself will have its issues the dub is actually decent this time! Looks like they actually got Bang Zoom Entertainment for the dub this time.

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#12500 Demovere Xeno

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 05:53 AM

Wow, they even translated the ending theme. Bandai Japan is really serious about this renewed push into the US.





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