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@  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

@  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


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#3141 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 03:50 PM

New Spider-Man wave rumored (sans BAF) and it sounds...pretty weak, to be honest.

 

Demogoblin
Gwenpool
Mysterio
Prowler
Spider-Man Noir
Spider-Punk
Spider-Woman
 


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#3142 Broadside

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 04:27 PM

Eh, that's a decent selection. Spidey Noir is cool, Prowler is an underrated character, Gwenpool is great when she's written by Hastings, Mysterio's a classic. Not the most inspiring selection, but not terrible.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:30 AM

Yeah, I haven't actually ready her book yet, but Gwenpool seems surprisingly decent for what her concept is.

Both Prowler and Spider-punk are cool, and I wonder who the Spider-woman could be.

 

I'm surprised at the lack of symbiotes. Since they were in the last fan poll.

 

There's a new look at the second GotG Vol 2 wave.

Disappointed with Star-Lord having a BAF piece. They should treat him like the Wolverine of this segment of Legends.


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 21 April 2017 - 11:33 AM.



#3144 Agent X

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:16 PM

Other than not being the Death's Head I (and I assume many others) don't want; I assume the giant, bland, blue body was from someone else.
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:20 PM

Ah man, Mantis is the build a figure.  I just kind of wanted her and Nebula.  :D


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:35 PM


I never realized how crappy DHIIs design was before this toy. I guess Sharp's art and the general pre-millennial haze of the 90s hid what a bland ugly look that was?

ZacWilliam, or has this toy really just presented it really poorly?
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:42 PM

It really does seem like they spent a lot of time overdesigning his head, and then just kind of had no clue what to do for the rest of the body.

 

I avoided the toys based on the first movie, but the improved head sculpts are starting to tempt me.


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 21 April 2017 - 01:45 PM.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:10 PM

New Spider-Man wave rumored (sans BAF) and it sounds...pretty weak, to be honest.

 

Demogoblin
Gwenpool
Mysterio
Prowler
Spider-Man Noir
Spider-Punk
Spider-Woman
 

Still no goddamn Overdrive.


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#3149 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:22 PM

Get 'em while they're retail price:

 

Tombstone

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Beetle

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Cosmic Spidey

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Vulture?

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 

Moon Knight

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:43 PM

Damn, missed Moon Knight.  Got the rest of the comic figs at least.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:29 PM

FWIW, I saw the second wave of Guardian of the Galaxy animated figures at Target a few days ago.  Saw some Thanos and Nebula, nobody else.  So they are hitting for those interested.



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Posted 23 April 2017 - 01:27 PM

I found the Wal-Mart Ultimate Spiderman and Vulture pack yesterday:

 

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Spidey

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With the single pack Spidey:

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Vulture:

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I really like the new wing attachment method.  I gives a nice solid set of wings, and you can easily remove them:

 

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Pardon the sad-looking webbing here.  I apparently threw away all my packaging wiring, and my head is hurting now, so I figured this would do...

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I'm still not sold on Hasbro's new extra poseable shoulder joints.  They are great when the tolerances are good, but get one overly tight inner joint and the outer joint becomes a useless pain.



#3153 Big Show

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 07:29 AM

Decided to say "to hell" with it and bought a Cyke on eBay for $35 shipped. Getting tired of daily stops at Target, Walgreens, and TRU.

 

I enjoy "the hunt" as much as anyone, but this got ridiculous.


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 02:58 PM

Nowadays, my version of the hunt consists of trying to get a preorder/order in at Amazon, BBTS, HTS or the Toys R Us website on the day the listing goes up.

 

Beyond that, hunting for toys can join hunting for food in the past where it belongs.


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#3155 Big Show

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 03:08 PM

Yup. And considering there wasn't a preorder on Amazon (to my knowledge) and I missed the preorders on TRU and HTS (the latter after having the page up for three days, only to have him get listed between midnight and 5am, and sell out), I was screwed.


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 03:58 PM

It always feels a little shitty when you have to pay that kind of price on eBay, but you gotta remember that continuing to spend time and gasoline on the hunt is costly in its own way. Sometimes it's​ nice to just have the thing dropped on your doorstep and know that it's done with.

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 05:20 PM

It always feels a little shitty when you have to pay that kind of price on eBay, but you gotta remember that continuing to spend time and gasoline on the hunt is costly in its own way. Sometimes it's​ nice to just have the thing dropped on your doorstep and know that it's done with.

 

This is exactly it. Generally, I will apply the logic of "does the cost eclipse my hourly pay times how many hours it takes". I do this for all sorts of things. In this case, I was taking my kids to my home state of Connecticut to visit family over spring break. I figured I would try to find him up there before taking the plunge on the secondary market.

 

I swung, I missed, I went to eBay. /shrug


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 07:42 AM

Looks like some upcoming figures leaked out of a factory.

Including the 2017 SDCC set.

 

I really hope that Thor comes out somewhere else.

I don't have a ton of interest in most of those figures.

 

Although, I already have an original recipe Thor and an Odin.

I guess it wouldn't hurt to add another of their line. 


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#3159 Sprocket

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 08:06 AM

Jane Foster Thor and Odinson are coming out in the Thor Ragnarok wave. The rest are anybody's guess, but they're all pretty obscure. God knows I hadn't heard of any of them until now.


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 08:14 AM


Malaketh and Ulik are pretty big classic Thor villains. If you are a Thor comic fan you almost certainly know them. Bor I think is a bit more recent obscure.

ZacWilliam, Thor villains kinda go: Loki, Enchantress/Executioner, these two, Surtur and frost giants.
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