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@  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?

@  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?


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The G.I. Joe Thread


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#3081 Dake

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 12:40 PM

yeah, they just figured out how to make the Eaglehawk fit a smaller shelf footprint. It's still biggish.
 
 
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 01:24 PM

Unfortunately, that makes it look pretty bad compared to the cheap and gigantic "Real Heroes" (or whatever crap brand that is) chopper that's across the aisle from it.
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:23 PM

Picked up a Retaliation Duke on clearance at Target.

I have some yellow paint left over after a custom project, and so if the paint hasn't gone dry yet (we've had a heatwave) I'll be painting his hair blonde and having him be a stand-in for Psyche-Out since there isn't any indication of a general-release version of the figure yet.

The problem, however, comes with his over-sized launcher.



I've been wanting a new Fast-Draw and a new Rampart for some time now, and I never got Backblast back in the day.

I can justify the launcher as an over-sized anti-aircraft weapon, but having said weapon is kinda redundant if I don't have a figure to put it with.

Can anyone recommend some dudes I can use as a custom base for either of the three? The alternate head for the upcoming Duke could possibly work for a Fast-Draw, but I'm drawing blanks on what other parts I can pull from either current or upcoming figures.

Thanks.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:24 PM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Jul 21 2013, 04:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
GI Joe to have 50th Anniversary toyline in 2014?

I haven't seen this reported anywhere else yet, so to be honest I'm not sure where they're hearing it.

If true, that "possibly exclusive to Target" bit is pretty damning. Anyone still denying that Joe is in a slow death spiral after that would just be delusional.

A "Hasbro rep" at Toy Fair was apparently saying as much (not Darryl DePriest, btw).

I don't know, there is just SO much conflicting information and actions from Hasbro this past year, I'm to the point of just saying "eff it" and wait and see what Toy Fair brings. At this stage, we know the only thing Joe is going to have this year at retail is waves 3.5 and 4, the Night Landing (if it ever comes out) and the Eaglehawk. Next spring is probably going to end up either no Joe, or a few months of clearing off any remaining Retaliation product (which wouldn't surprise me given how Walmart is still pushing Amazing Spider-Man and Avengers stuff over a year later).

HOWEVER, a big Target initiative wouldn't surprise me either, given the big promotional thing for Transformers this fall is a direct to DVD feature which is basically only seeing direct support from Target. I'm simply doubtful that Target will be the ONLY venue for Joe next fall.

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:51 AM

Star Wars seems to be floundering a bit too and if they're doing that with SW, then what chance does Joe have? So maybe they are just doing some shuffling about of business plans.
 
 
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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:54 PM

I'm seriously doubtful Joe will have much of a presence at all for the next year. I'm betting it'll be like PoC levels of two or three racks at TRU or random Targets and that's it.
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Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:19 PM

Is this being discussed elsewhere? Apparently Harmony Gold is intending to sue Hasbro over Jetfire here.
http://tformers.com/...20822/news.html

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:29 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 24 2013, 05:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is this being discussed elsewhere?

Yup.

You're in the Joe thread, but you're at a Transformers board. Of course we're discussing it! icon-arcee.gif

Edited by Lukeblast, 24 July 2013 - 05:30 PM.


#3089 Detour

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 02:16 AM

Thanks Luke. I had just taken a quick glance and only spotted the "is it on HTS yet?" thread...


Anywho... My POC Recondo's head went through some internal mods to make it fit the bodies I tried for a Gung-Ho custom.. but now my Gung-Ho custom has moved past the need for that specific head. So I decided to put it back on Recondo, but with all the mods I had to remount it using hot glue... and the mods helped impressively with his ability to look in front of him!

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:01 PM

Lost Planet 3, a video game, is getting toys. Joe-scale toys. Including an awesome mech.

Hell yes.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:09 PM

Fascinating. I wonder how well Joes will fit in the mech. I remember hearing about how it was very difficult to make modern Joes fit in the mech from Avatar... Hopefully this one'll be more efficient.

I like the little walker-mech.

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#3092 Esser-Z

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:51 PM

The Avatar mech's a bit tricky for Joes, yeah. Not impossible, but not easily, generally. I'm also really hoping this one works well for 'em. but worst case, the pilot figure shown there looks like it'd fit in with Joe well enough. Same for all the figs, really.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:48 AM

You just needed to use shorter Joes for the Avatar mech - Resolute Gung-ho or 25th Tunnel Rat fit no problem.

These look interesting but ugh - ball-jointed hips remain a bad idea at this scale.

Edited by Dake, 27 July 2013 - 11:48 AM.

 
 
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Posted 27 July 2013 - 08:02 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jul 27 2013, 11:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You just needed to use shorter Joes for the Avatar mech - Resolute Gung-ho or 25th Tunnel Rat fit no problem.

These look interesting but ugh - ball-jointed hips remain a bad idea at this scale.

I don't feel it's the ball joints that are the problem (my Star Wars figures with ball hips work fine), it's putting that motherhuging thigh swivel at the hip itself. I know it's "anatomically correct", but doesn't mean it works as a TOY. I think the Star Wars solution of a ball hip with a rotation point at the knee works MUCH better.

#3095 Detour

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 08:05 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jul 27 2013, 12:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You just needed to use shorter Joes for the Avatar mech - Resolute Gung-ho or 25th Tunnel Rat fit no problem.

Well... I wanted to have Cobras pilot it... :/

Just want a cool, not-a-minor-retool-of-the-Steel-Marauder mecha for Cobra to go toe-to-toe against the Steel Marauder with. Sort of a SNAKE Armor MkII, if you will.
Thought about using one of the Avengers mechs but they never went on sale and are now long-gone...

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:33 PM

So who's bought Retaliation on DVD and from where? I got the extended Blu-Ray from Best Buy - $20 rather than $30.
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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:47 PM

Same here. Only paid $3 out of pocket, as I've been sitting on a store credit for a few months.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:14 PM

I'll end up ordering the thing from Best Bay later in the week. If the version is noticeably better than the theatrical version I have on iTunes, I'll probably be happy with the physical version of that.

Also, BBTS is apparently processing orders for wave 3.5, the "Ultimate Wave", so we should be seeing a flood of arrivals next week.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:24 PM

I had just shipped my POL yesterday, but I'll ship again to get the full Joe case (and the new Marvel Legends wave). At less than $10 a figure, it's much preferable to hunting them all down.

That said, I'll still need to keep an eye open for extras of the army-builders. Is the BBTS breakdown accurate; 1 of each character per case?

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:38 PM

They've officially hit TRU, too:
http://www.hisstank....tml#post4438499
http://s1316.photobu...n...rt=3&page=1

Time to start hitting TRU daily.

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