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@  Patch : (21 September 2019 - 03:02 PM)

Really? Worst alt-mode ever.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 September 2019 - 02:09 PM)

To ashes we transform.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2019 - 09:14 AM)

They aren't all cranky... sure, it's hard to find one in a good mood, but still.

@  unluckiness : (21 September 2019 - 09:12 AM)

Cranky geese is a hell of a tautology

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2019 - 09:07 AM)

... that's like the third flock of geese this morning. Do those cranky bitches know something I should know?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 September 2019 - 06:26 AM)

Isn't there a thread for that?

@  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?


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#1961 lastmaximal

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 09:39 AM

Apparently Age of Ultron WILL be getting a 3.75 product line...with 5 POA.

http://news.toyark.c...t-images-148049

 

Still don't know yet if there will be a super articulated line or not.

 

Huh. 


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Posted 12 January 2015 - 11:06 AM

 

Apparently Age of Ultron WILL be getting a 3.75 product line...with 5 POA.

http://news.toyark.c...t-images-148049

 

Still don't know yet if there will be a super articulated line or not.

 

Huh. 

 

No surprises there - 5 POA seems to be the new standard for movie-specific lines with the SA stuff reserved for Universe.


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Posted 12 January 2015 - 01:51 PM

I don't normally look at online retail for these, but I'm surprised the Hydra Agent is still in stock.

Do people not army build any more?

 

Not at $20 a pop. 



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 05:27 PM

If the Ant-man Marvel Legends series does indeed have a bunch of Ant-men in it(and it isn't just a single figure like I've seen someone speculate) I might be all over it.

The Ant-man legacy might be a little boring, but I do really like most incarnations of the suit.




#1965 Steevy Maximus

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 08:53 PM

Any of your interested in the 2.5" line?

http://www.hisstank....-post95001.html

 

Close up of the HB

http://www.hisstank....-post95003.html

 

Look decent for what they are, and if merchandising is tied closely to the film, we might be seeing some War Machine action in the movie.



#1966 Steevy Maximus

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 10:37 AM

Yahoo has a big toy preview for the line "showing up next month"

https://www.yahoo.co...72.html?src=rss

 

No mention of the 3.75 line, which tells me it will be a limited throwaway assortment.  The big deal will be the big push for 2.5 including a "build a playset"

 

They're also getting around some of the character overload issues by packing Ultron drones with Heroes, it seems.



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Posted 14 January 2015 - 11:30 AM

Kind of a shame that we've gotten three young Spider-ladies so far without there being a dedicated young Spider-lady body.

That "teenage" girl body isn't bad, but it could be spidery-er.

 

Also, does Ultimare Spider-Woman have sculpted lips? Is that accurate to the comics?

It probably varies by artist, but none of the others with covered mouths have that.

 

edit: I think I'd really be into that 2.5 stuff as a kid.

Regular action bored me because of their lack of articulation, but that's a lot easier to excuse on smaller figures, especially ones that tie in with playsets.


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 07:27 PM

New Spider-man 2099 is going to be mine



#1969 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 09:08 PM

New Legends and 3.75" toys up for preorder at BBTS.

 

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 09:23 PM

 

That "teenage" girl body isn't bad, but it could be spidery-er.

 

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 10:19 PM

Miguel, Anti-Venom and possibly 616 Spidey are buys.

 

Mayday is a maybe. Already have the variant DD from the Holocaust wave so he's out and I don't have an attachment to Ultimate Jessica.


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 10:27 PM

I'll trade up from Nemesis-wave Daredevil in a second.

 

The only one who feels like a waste this wave is Peter himself, and they could have solved that by simply giving us an unmasked head.


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 10:33 PM

The pizza accessory is pretty neat, at least. Don't get a lot of super heroes with their own pizza

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#1974 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 12:30 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if I still had some of those pizza slices the original Ninja Turtles came with.

 

At least, I always used them as pizza slices. They were probably some kind of weird weapon.


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 01:54 AM

Not much interest in anybody but Miguel. But at least he comes with a cool giant flaming sword. There's always a use for that.


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 07:15 PM

I kinda love that combined avengers tower playset.
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Posted 16 January 2015 - 10:08 AM

It's a great idea - it's just a shame I'm not willing to add yet another scale to my collections.


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 03:56 PM

Official pics are out from Hasbro:

http://news.toyark.c...ges-info-148359

 

Oddly, War Machine gets mentioned, but no mention of Scarlett Witch, Black Widow, Quicksilver or Vision.  Given the greater scope of the line and character range than GotG, I'm suspecting we'll get a wave 2 of at least the 2 packs come this fall.  Also noticing some pieces on that Avengers Tower that don't appear to be with any of the box sets, unless the Quinjet comes with a few pieces (or, again, Hasbro has a wave 2 of sets coming in the fall).

Also, that Iron Man 2.5" figure looks better painted than the 3.75 figure :p

 

No mention of Legends or the 5 POA figures, which really does say to me Hasbro views them as secondary to the kid push.

 

 

Of course, there are endless posts on the internet bemoaning the lack of "proper" action figures, which is frustrating to read because we all know what would happen:

Hasbro shows a super articulated 3.75" line-

Complaints at the 12.99 pricepoint

Complaints about any "kid centric" inclusions or articulation modifications

Complaints that the first wave are all guys we've already gotten

Complaints that (because the first wave's mediocre sales) "necessary characters" don't see wide distribution in subsequent waves

Complaints that some "necessary characters" don't get made in the first place

Complaints Hasbro isn't making a $60 Quinjet

Complaints Hasbro WAS making a $60 Quinjet

Complaints that Hasbro didn't make a 3.75 scaled Avengers tower (and even if they were, people would likely complain it would be too expensive, just like the Helicarrier)

Complaints when later waves show up at discounters some don't have access to.

And so on...

 

To me, I'd much rather see a REAL focus on getting kids hooked with cheap, fun toys, than drive them away with multiple (remember, there's a 6" segment too) collector centric offerings with high pricepoints.

 

I did a cost analysis at Hisstank when Guardians were out, and I figure that for $45-50, a kid could get the ENTIRE Guardians team, with ship, and a handful of secondary characters.  At 3.75" scale, to accomplish that would cost three times that (assuming some characters even got made to begin with)


Edited by Steevy Maximus, 16 January 2015 - 04:19 PM.


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 04:53 PM

I figure that for $45-50, a kid could get the ENTIRE Guardians team, with ship, and a handful of secondary characters.

 

That seems like good business.


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 06:49 PM

"But's not in the right scale for my collection!" :p





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