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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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#2301 Tien85

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 01:15 AM

Wow, those look like Happy Meal toys.  I saw that TRU has some exclusive repaints of Fury/Ironman and Widow/Cap.  The Widow one looks pretty good with the blue highlights, but since I already have that mould from the last time it was released, it was an easy pass.

I saw those this weekend, minus the Witch and including War Machine. The figures are at best Happy Meal toys, and that's sad considering what we just had here recently with Thor Dark World and Cap Winter Soldier. I understand the cost involved, materials, labor to make, and other factors all come in before the figures hit stores but can someone explain how we went from MU, Marvel 3.75" Infinite, and the previously mentioned movie figures (as well as Avengers) to the Iron Man 3 and these bad attempts at pleasing the fanbase? Really sad to see some decent characters yet between the size, articulation, and paint jobs on a lot of them lately, ain't worth squat. I would have liked to have had a couple Ultrons and Iron Legions to backup MU Ultron. Sadly I think even he would wonder WTF.




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Posted 20 May 2015 - 09:48 PM

May be old news, but a number of the Walmarts here in Houston got a bunch of the Cpt Marvel/Scarlett Witch wave of Legends in. One even had a display set up in the main aisle by toys.


 
 
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Posted 22 May 2015 - 07:36 PM

$90 for an Emma Frost that doesn't look like an ugly dude? No thanks.

 

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 10:24 AM

BBTS has the Guardians boxset up for pre-order.

I don't know if it's exclusive to them as well, or if they're just buying some from EE.

 

That cloak thing Gamora has is really turning me off of this set. 

 

edit: I didn't notice it before, but in the in-box pic it looks like she has a normal plastic cape as well.

Hmm...Wish I noticed that before EE's coupon code expired.


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 24 May 2015 - 10:35 AM.



#2305 mx-01 archon

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 04:08 AM

I guess Hasbro was originally looking to shop this set out to mass market (probably TRU following up on the All New X-Men box set), or else they probably wouldn't have bothered covering Gamora up like that (see SDCC Satana), both on the package photos, and with the way the figure is packaged.



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Posted 25 May 2015 - 01:57 PM

I'd assume the cloak-thing could just be taken off and tossed in a bin.

 

Have we even seen whether she has her comic ahem "uniform" underneath it?


 
 
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Posted 25 May 2015 - 03:22 PM

I'd assume the cloak-thing could just be taken off and tossed in a bin.

 

Have we even seen whether she has her comic ahem "uniform" underneath it?

I think Gamora, in the comics at least, looks kind of weird without any sort of cape or cloak, so if she only had that soft-goods thing I wouldn't be able to get rid of it.

 

The colors and art make me assume they're going for a pre-GotG look. It looks like what she wore around the time of Annihilation, but I'm not really an expert on Gamora.

 

edit:Looks like she wore something like that after the main modern Guardians book as well.

Although I remember reading that issue and thinking the continuity was a little weird.


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 25 May 2015 - 03:35 PM.



#2308 mx-01 archon

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 10:38 PM

I'd assume the cloak-thing could just be taken off and tossed in a bin.

 

Have we even seen whether she has her comic ahem "uniform" underneath it?

 

When the box was first revealed, with cardboard cutouts in place of the figures inside, I'm pretty sure the picture was of Gamora in her sling bikini.  And the boxart for this set does depict her in that costume as well, just mostly hidden by her cloak so you only see her cleavage, and not, well, everything else.


Edited by mx-01 archon, 25 May 2015 - 10:40 PM.


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Posted 26 May 2015 - 10:54 AM

I just got my Hobgoblin Spider-man wave in the mail.

Only paint problems is that Spider-man has a couple of scuffs, and Daredevil has a spot on his nose.

Stuff that doesn't bother me much.

 

I'm liking Anti-Venom more than I thought he would. Not perfect, general proportions could be better including the thickness of his spider, but he looks better than he did in pictures.

 

The packaging seems to not have treated the Spider-ladies well. Both of them have slight curves to their legs, and also Mayday has a stiff elbow joint.

What's the solution for that stuff? Boiling water? A hairdryer?

 

Hobgoblin is cool, but I have not yet been able to plug his head on securely. The hood keep getting in the way.

Also wish his wings were articulated in some way. I don't remember if they were at all in the comics.

 

 

Other than I have my standard complaints for Marvel Legends, specifically those of the Spider flavor.

More of them should come with alternate hands, and they should have made a Spider-girl body that was as good as the Spider-man body considering how many character use it. Also, the Spider-man body itself still seems like it could be better. I'm having trouble with crouching poses.


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Posted 01 June 2015 - 04:27 PM

The Ant-Man Legends wave is up for preorder at Amazon, TRU.com, and BBTS.

 

And BBTS also has the Hulkbuster and Rhino BAF waves up.


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Posted 01 June 2015 - 04:53 PM

So I noticed a miss-assembly on my Anti-Venom after that last post.

His lower torso is backwards. He has abs on his back, and I'm fine with it.

I actually like the smoother stomach, and the only real negative is that there's slightly more resistance bending him forward than backwards.

 

 

The Ant-Man Legends wave is up for preorder at Amazon, TRU.com, and BBTS.

 

And BBTS also has the Hulkbuster and Rhino BAF waves up.

 

Hmm, Wasp and Movie Ant-man have separate pre-orders.

The villains are cool for people that have a connection with them, but I don't, so I may just get those two.

 

I'm all about the Rhino wave though.


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Posted 01 June 2015 - 05:42 PM

I am disappoint that Vision is not his milky 90s version.  Variant please, Hasbro?



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Posted 01 June 2015 - 05:43 PM

I am disappoint that Vision is not his milky 90s version.  Variant please, Hasbro?

 

Variant's coming. Multi-pack with Doc Green and an Ultron repaint.


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Posted 01 June 2015 - 09:07 PM

....bwah?!?!?!

 

Awesome.

 

In other awesome-news, I finally found an untouched wave of Spider-Man legends so Spider-Reilly-Girl and Spider-Man Classic are now mine.

 

I would have picked up Daredevil, but he looked to have some funkiness going on with his torso joint.  He was trying to chest-bump me through the packaging.  Sorry, bromigo DD, I'll have to pick you up later.

 

EDIT:  Got my Spider-Family setup complete.

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Having Reilly-Girl makes me realise how badly we really need a new Ben Reilly - that deco is nowhere near as good what Hasbro can do now.  Also, I really need to put on Predaking's arm.


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Posted 02 June 2015 - 06:09 AM

Man, That's a lot of preorders... :doh


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Posted 02 June 2015 - 03:04 PM

Between Mayday and classic Scarlet Spider I don't think I'm going to have much of a need for a Sensational Spider-man, but I wouldn't say no to it.

The more spiders the better. Give them all to me.




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Posted 03 June 2015 - 11:16 AM

MU Vulture, Doc Oc, DD, and Thunderstrike are on HTS. I'm tempted by Thunderstrike for a Rock n Roll custom.
 
 
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Posted 04 June 2015 - 06:06 PM

http://sdccblog.com/...015-exclusives/

 

So our horrible Marvel Legends SDCC Exclusives that SHOULD be mass-release but we get stuff like Tiger Shark and Blizzard instead?

 

Astral Dr. Strange. Doctor Voodoo. Magik. Hela. And GODDAMN DORMAMMU.

 

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 06:48 PM

Too bad, I was looking forward to Dormammu and Magik after they were teased last year.




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Posted 04 June 2015 - 07:21 PM

Ooh, Dormammu and Magik? Love it.


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