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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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#21 Powered Convoy

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 01:57 PM

The Dreadnok set is awesome and it'll be one of like 6 G.I. Joe things I've gotten in the last 3 years.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 01:58 PM

Not to beat the topic into the ground, but I'm glad I'll be able to have Slaughter's Marauders and no Slaughter to command them...because whenever I see that set THAT'S what it reminds me.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 02:34 PM

Not that it's more than Marauders In Name Only anyway, being half Renegades, a guy who wasn't one of them, and three guys who are so different from the originals that it may as well be coincidental.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 02:36 PM

Bad arse In hand Sci Fi is bad arse!
 
 
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 02:39 PM

Oh yes. Oh yes OH YES.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 02:44 PM

For whatever reason, Sci Fi never really connected for me back in the day but this is excellent.
 
 
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 03:22 PM

I never owned the mold this one is based on, I only had his black and grey version, so getting this Sci-Fi is like getting a toy I never laid my hands on as a kid. Plus, I did always like his character (or maybe I just liked guys with bright colors and visors?) so this figure gets me jacked on many levels.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 04:43 PM

Sci-Fi was one of my first Joes and he holds an extra-special place for me because in an era before Mega Man toys existed, he pulled double-duty as Mega Man too!

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 09 November 2011 - 04:58 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Nov 9 2011, 02:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bad arse In hand Sci Fi is bad arse!


I want that toy like I want to breathe.


ZacWilliam, he was one of my favorites as a kid, and that's such a great take on it!
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:13 PM

Sci-Fi is the only Joe I vividly remember playing with as a kid (and his unfortunate end via Lawn mower after I accidentally left him in the yard) so the update is a definite purchase!

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:10 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Nov 9 2011, 01:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not to beat the topic into the ground, but I'm glad I'll be able to have Slaughter's Marauders and no Slaughter to command them...because whenever I see that set THAT'S what it reminds me.

Yeah both sets are ironically tied to the very hard to get / under ordered SDCC exclusives for the past 2 years.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:28 PM

My hour and a half effort to buy Zarana is testament to that as well.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 07:12 AM

I managed to get one, but it turned into a big fiasco as I tried to get them for my brother too (which I managed to do) but since I used the same credit card (because he was too hugging broke that week, I mean who doesn't have hugging $30 the week of something big like this coming out) we ended up getting a set through a reseller and split the difference. The bunghole. Can you tell I'm still a bit bitter about him not having the money. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:34 AM

Airtight and Law and Order at Generals Joes.. Ok, here's my question, the carded pics of Airtight didn't show that backpack, so is this a prerelease, or was the good backpack simply hidden? I sure hope it's the latter.

I do like LnO but it's too bad the colors couldn't be a little closer.

Edited by Dake, 10 November 2011 - 10:35 AM.

 
 
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:43 AM

Oh, Scarlett is Jen from The IT Crowd turned into a badass.


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Posted 11 November 2011 - 03:36 PM

Hey look it's that Mary Sue vanity figure based on the guy who used to threaten websites that spoke out against his Steel Brigade fanclub with Hasbro-approved lawsuits and wrote his own filecard that made him a triggerhappy superduperawesome mix of Psyche-Out, Shockwave, Chuckles, Snake-Eyes and Stalker.
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And whereas a lot of other figures used old outdated toolings, this one features both a new head and 30th Law's tooling, that's right tooling of a figure not even out yet.

I think a member of another board I'm on probably said it best:
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It strikes me as distasteful and arrogant for the club to be using extremely limited slots for vanity figures... If you must make a vanity figure, give the opportunity to the "Entire Fan Club" offer it as a prize for a contest or a membership perk... That would be a move that would make Master Collector seem much more like the "Club" it pretends to be when it's not a poorly run business.

Edited by Detour, 11 November 2011 - 03:36 PM.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 11 November 2011 - 06:15 PM

Wow - so much drama in such a short post. And I don't know a thing about any of it (nor do I need to know thank you, that's half the battle I could care less about). icon-fire.gif icon-fire.gif

Suffice it to say it's a pretty dull figure on its own merits. Though, isn't that head just Bench Press with a lighter brown goatee instead of the dark brown beard? Sure looks like him anyway.
 
 
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 08:02 PM

So wait. His name is Surefire, and he comes with a flashlight?
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:36 PM

The Club used one of their slots to update a character that has been heavily featured in Club fiction and Hasbro probably wouldn't care enough to bother with any time soon, and Detour finds it intolerable.

SHOCKING.

That's not to say I like it myself, just that I don't agree with the reasoning given. Honestly, I find it to be a pretty dull and boring-looking figure in itself. The features don't really align with the look of the figure or the character as he's appeared so far. I see virtually nothing in common with this figure, even after allowing for the Club adding a beard to him. A modern update is one thing, an extreme makeover another, but this basically takes the colors of the previous figure and reimagines every other aspect.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:07 PM

I do tend to agree with Detour on principle here.

Of the still hundreds of characters left undone (and most will probably NEVER be touched by Hasbro), we get a remake of a vanity figure with a new headsculpt and some of the newest ranges of tooling we know about (he uses parts from the Law figure THAT HASN'T EVEN BEEN RELEASED). With all the tooling available (ish), we couldn't get Nunchuck, Dart, Heavy Duty, Hi-Tech, or (considering how much arctic stuff Hasbro has done over the past 4 years) a decent V1 Frostbite (who would just need a new head)?

Not only that, but I just don't think the product is very good. For the trends collectors have been clamoring for (grounded, PoC like colors and aesthetics), Sure Fire really sticks out as being excessively bright in color



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