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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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#3041 Broadside

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 08:21 AM

Tabitha's also an X-Force member! I mean, if it's Nextwave themed she wouldn't have her 90's outfit, but I figure they'd likely include a more classic alternate head.


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 10:53 PM

I finally found Nick Fury (at the grocery store of all places).  He is great.

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 12:06 PM

http://marveltoynews...on-figure-pack/

Seems good for anyone who didn't get to finish the Build-A-Figure from the previous movie.

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 12:47 PM

I have the one from the first movie, but I'll have to track that one down too.

Wave 1 is also available to preorder on Amazon:
http://bit.ly/MarvelLegendsGOTG2017

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 01:38 PM

Everybody who wants a Groot should have the opportunity without needing to buy an entire wave, I'm all for it.

The only difference I'm seeing between it and the Groot I have is the head sculpt, looks like? Really wish they'd have given us someone more interesting than Titus to build this time around.



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 01:11 AM

This is a pretty cool deal. I think it's historic too - Hasbro has never rereleased a BAF that I'm aware of.

 

Of course,  I fully expect to find one returned missing the young Groots and one other random part, or with the old head swapped in for the new.


 
 
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Posted 07 January 2017 - 01:16 AM

Certainly wouldn't hurt them to start.

 

Give it a 4-5 year cooldown and release away.


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Posted 07 January 2017 - 01:52 AM

This is a pretty cool deal. I think it's historic too - Hasbro has never rereleased a BAF that I'm aware of.

Well, not technically. Dormammu was the reverse of this, as he was an exclusive broken up into individual parts.

 

The EE-exclusive Guardians set also had the BAF Groot but with a Comic head.

 

A weird one was Move Hulk. He was released by himself in an Avengers Movie wave, broken up with new parts as Ultimate Green Goblin, then sold individually again as AoU Hulk.

 

As for the newly revealed stuff...I don't much care for the Warlock BAF but I really want Cyclops, Colossus and Sunfire, Shatterstar and Old Man Logan are maybes.

 

There's also a leaked Sue Storm with Herbie that I want so much.

 

I haven't been able to collect much ML these days. My Target has not been stocked at all. I haven't seen anything since Doctor Strange leftovers so I'm a ways behind.


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Posted 07 January 2017 - 10:36 AM

I figured there had to be some exceptions out there! ;) I guess they are working to get more out of their molds. Now if only they could find an excuse to go waaay back for some of the Toybiz BAFs we'd be in business - I never did complete an Apocalypse.

 

That Sue Storm seems somewhat out of left field, but she looks good.


 
 
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Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:05 PM

The Toy Biz ones are legitimately huge and they likely don't have the molds as they're Toy Biz and not Hasbro.


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Posted 07 January 2017 - 07:09 PM

They still have access to those molds. The most recent example I can think of is the Bullseye body for the white Iron Fist costume in the Odin wave.


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Posted 07 January 2017 - 08:33 PM

If anyone wants the Angela fig from the upcoming GotG wave, I highly recommend pre-ordering her on Amazon (where she is available now). Not only was she the top-selling action fig on there as resently as a couple days ago, I have a feeling she is going to be impossible to find.


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 04:52 AM

They still have access to those molds. The most recent example I can think of is the Bullseye body for the white Iron Fist costume in the Odin wave.

 

Agent Venom was more recent, I'm pretty sure, and he's built upon the Face-Off Punisher body.

 

The Piledriver and Wrecker were built from Hulkling, IIRC.

 

But unless one of those old molds somehow suits their needs, I'm pretty sure they've retired the older ToyBiz toolings at this point.  They've built themselves a solid repertoire of new bucks to suit almost any purpose, and IMO, they're all superior to any of the ToyBiz toolings.



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 11:39 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if the tooling came with the deal, but in reference specifically to the BAFS (not the regular figures) I know it's unlikely. It would be nice to have shots at complete Apocalypse, Galactus, and Sentinals at a decent price. They seem to go for an average of 90 bucks shipped (with the Sentinels even higher).


 
 
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Posted 08 January 2017 - 06:38 PM

BAF Sentinel was frigging huge!
Apocalypse needs to just be redone. The ToyBiz one had such wonky proportions.

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:35 PM

 

This is a pretty cool deal. I think it's historic too - Hasbro has never rereleased a BAF that I'm aware of.

Well, not technically. Dormammu was the reverse of this, as he was an exclusive broken up into individual parts.

 

The EE-exclusive Guardians set also had the BAF Groot but with a Comic head.

 

A weird one was Move Hulk. He was released by himself in an Avengers Movie wave, broken up with new parts as Ultimate Green Goblin, then sold individually again as AoU Hulk.

 

As for the newly revealed stuff...I don't much care for the Warlock BAF but I really want Cyclops, Colossus and Sunfire, Shatterstar and Old Man Logan are maybes.

 

There's also a leaked Sue Storm with Herbie that I want so much.

 

I haven't been able to collect much ML these days. My Target has not been stocked at all. I haven't seen anything since Doctor Strange leftovers so I'm a ways behind.

 

 

BAF Red Hulk got a 2pack release, with his originally designed head (IIRC?) and in green, so there's another for the list of BAF's that got a rerelease of sorts.



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Posted 18 January 2017 - 09:04 PM

If anyone wants the Angela fig from the upcoming GotG wave, I highly recommend pre-ordering her on Amazon (where she is available now). Not only was she the top-selling action fig on there as resently as a couple days ago, I have a feeling she is going to be impossible to find.

 

Thanks for posting this!  I was able to get a pre-order just now.  Was afraid I would have to hunt after I missed the single at BBTS.

 

As for the BAF stuff, did anyone mention Abomination?  We got the SDCC Raft one, and a true BAF version later in the Captain America wave.



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Posted 19 January 2017 - 07:24 AM

Glad to help!

 

I actually just finished Abomination recently (since the individual figs were all around $10 on Amazon). He's pretty great. Nice and hefty, good articulation and sculpt. I'm very pleased with him.

 

And after finishing the Sandman BAF and picking up Enchantress at retail, I only had to boom up for Purple man from that SDCC set. I'm very pleased about that!


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 09:43 AM

I loved the Purple Man figure.  Kinda sad about my BAF Sandman, though.  The thin peg on the left leg did not go in all the way when I attached it.  I rotated the leg and it tore.  :/  Now I need another Ms. Marvel, just to complete the BAF.



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Posted 23 January 2017 - 01:01 PM

I hear that's a common issue actually. You're not the first person from whom I've heard that had an issue with that leg on the BaF.


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