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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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#3081 Strafe

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 08:07 PM

 

 

Pulse (Monica Rambeau)


She's getting another new name?

 

 

Yeah, kinda hoping that's not the case unless it means she retains her current look with the black coat.

God, I wish there were pictures. Going out to buy that box set like

 

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 08:10 PM

Monica was teased at last year's SDCC panel.




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Posted 18 February 2017 - 10:11 PM

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Oooooooooooo.

 

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 02:58 AM

Really happy to see Death's Head II get a toy, but pretty bummed out by the sculpt and design.

Yeah he's 90s as heck in some terrible ways but he was also drawn to look pretty awesome in that first miniseries.

ZacWilliam, this toy, especially the face, doesn't capture that from what I see.

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 19 February 2017 - 02:58 AM.

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 04:34 AM

 

 

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AoA Magneto!



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:45 AM

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This. This is all I wanted in life.
(well, technically I was hoping that She-Hulk would have her Mighty Avengers outfit and that Loki would be the Agent of Asgard version, but that was always a long shot)

And oh hey:

We can probably reasonably expect Elsa to get one in the next few years, given that Marvel seems to want to make her A Thing (chances are, she's getting a series after Monsters Unleashed), and Monica might get one since she's around on the Ultimates.

Looks like I was right.
Anyway. Boom-Boom, Machine Man and the Captain when?

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 08:47 AM

Hasbro really loves their Peters. Look at all those red and blue Spider-mans in the stock photos.

 

Definitely excited by A-force and Thor.

Although hopefully the capes on those Asgardian ladies don't have much trouble staying on.

 

I have next to zero interest in the 12 inch figures, but if I were to deep my toe into that line it would probably be because of that Black Suit Spider-man.


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 19 February 2017 - 08:59 AM.



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 09:14 AM

 

Edit: Bit higher resolution:
 
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This. This is all I wanted in life.
(well, technically I was hoping that She-Hulk would have her Mighty Avengers outfit and that Loki would be the Agent of Asgard version, but that was always a long shot)

And oh hey:

We can probably reasonably expect Elsa to get one in the next few years, given that Marvel seems to want to make her A Thing (chances are, she's getting a series after Monsters Unleashed), and Monica might get one since she's around on the Ultimates.

Looks like I was right.
Anyway. Boom-Boom, Machine Man and the Captain when?

 

 

First post I've ever liked, then un-liked so that I could like it again.

I'm so happy that this set is happening. I've wondered even recently why I kept my tiny tea set. But now I know, it was for her.

Now that I think about it, I would have liked/expected to see Chavez in this set as well. Too toydrunk to mind, though.



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 09:47 AM

Marverlousnews/toynewi said Squirrel Girl was in the set in their panel report.

I'm not surprised they got something wrong, but I do wonder what made them think that.

Maybe they mistook Elsa for Doreen at a glance.

 

edit:

Oh right, Revoltech Spider-Gwen.

That might be the first of the Revoltech spiders I'm interested in.

Don't need another Spider-man, and while the Venom is cool it's not quit ideal for me.


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 19 February 2017 - 11:19 AM.



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Posted 21 February 2017 - 09:32 PM

So my local Target stocked both the GotG2 wave and the GotG 1 wave.  It threw me for a loop to see Rocket Raccoon with the Groot head.

Weird.



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 01:07 AM

I feel like I have such terrible luck with Marvel Legends. :doh Solidly-stuck joints, badly-warped limbs out-of-package... It seems like virtually every figure I buy has at least one major problem that affects its full functionality, and my previous attempts to use common tricks to fix them (particularly putting the figure in the freezer to try and free up stuck joints) have failed more often than not. The last one I tried it on, the white outfit Iron Fist, resulted in me shearing the thigh swivel peg right off. :( And now, the Astral Form Doctor Strange I got has the same feel in its stuck joint: turning the stuck joint feels like I'm already twisting the peg inside, and I'd rather not risk the freezer trick anymore.

 

It's gotten to the point that I'm wondering if Hasbro thought "the hardcore collectors won't take them out of the box anyway," and decided to just make them look good while in-package and not actually work when posed outside. Even some of the Transformers I've gotten suffer from the occasional debilitating defect, necessitating an exchange - or a refund, if they don't have another one.



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 07:07 AM

That's unfortunate, I've seen similar accounts reported with some of the more recent stuff. I've been exceptionally lucky with mine, sounds like, because I've never had any QC issues with any Legends figure.

 

Most of the other figures I wanted from the wave are on pre-order, but I bought a Star Lord at Walgreens to tide me over until then!

 

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#3093 Betty Nor

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 08:10 AM

i've had better luck with hot water rather than the freezer trick.



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 10:07 AM

Yeah, I've heard that hot water is usually better. Removes excess mold release residue too.

It's not impossible that location affects things since products are subject to various temperature changes during transit.
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Posted 24 February 2017 - 05:14 PM

This one's for all the suckers who still believe in love ♫

 

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 07:13 PM

Eeeeeeeegle!


 
 
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Posted 25 February 2017 - 01:06 AM

Well, they're not recent, but I finally got my grubby mitts on Doctor Voodoo for $15 and SHOCKER

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 04:17 PM

I don't think it's a coincidence that I managed to find Old Man Logan on the pegs less than a week before we say goodbye to Hugh. :(


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 04:23 PM

I don't think it's a coincidence that I managed to find Old Man Logan on the pegs less than a week before we say goodbye to Hugh. :(

 

Goddammit, after the Bill Paxton news, this made me rush to Google to see if Jackman had dropped dead too.



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 08:12 PM

Oof. Sorry. That was in no way my intention. :doh


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