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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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#9681 electricidad

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 05:23 PM

Got a Wyatt Earp figure from the Chicken Fried Toys Done Novel Legends kickstarter. Solid plastic, neat deco/paint work, and probably the best knees on any 3 3/4 figure I've ever seen.

 

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His badge wasn't attached. I'll be gluing that on.


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM

That's pretty cool!


 
 
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Posted 16 July 2019 - 11:30 PM

So a less fun (and likely self aware) Renegades then.
That said, Renegades was the highlight of the franchise for the past thirty odd years so...


For me, it was Sigma Six (the toys, not the show).

VOTE FOR SIDEWAYS:

He's on your side...except when he isn't!

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 05:14 PM

So it turns out Mr Allor has been trying to engage with the Joe fanbase over the past couple of weeks with a Q&A thread over at the Hisstank forums.

 

It went about as well as you might expect, with one of their mods closing the thread and basically telling him to leave.  :rolleyes



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 06:03 PM

Who is that?

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 06:25 PM

Who is that?

 

Paul Allor, the writer of this new Joe ongoing.

 

On the one hand, kinda feel sorry for the guy for trying to engage and getting that kind of response.  On the other, he committed the cardinal sin in their eyes: Writing a GI Joe comic while not being Larry Hama.  This kind of thing comes with the territory.



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 06:40 PM

I thought I couldn't love Paul Allor more, but suddenly somehow I do. 


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 07:46 PM

The fans are terrible.

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 10:36 PM

So it turns out Mr Allor has been trying to engage with the Joe fanbase over the past couple of weeks with a Q&A thread over at the Hisstank forums.

 

It went about as well as you might expect, with one of their mods closing the thread and basically telling him to leave.  :rolleyes

Hisstank is the TFW2005 of GI Joe.


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 22 July 2019 - 10:39 PM

Literally - they're part of the same family of sites.


 
 
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Posted 24 July 2019 - 10:10 PM

So I'm offering anyone to be a beta reader for my books. The first one is complete and same story offered in the Kindleworlds program. Just message me and I'll give ya more details. I'll be doing the same for all my other planned books.

I'm not releasing it as fanfic since that would kill the tiny chance of making stuff official.

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 01:32 PM

I love that the official excuse for deleting things Allor related is a 'No politics' rule, funny how that rule didn't seem to be enforced in any meaningful way when they were out for Sitterson's blood for not being right wing enough, and I guess they'll do the same to Allor.



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Posted 25 July 2019 - 03:44 PM

Does Paul Allor's thread still exist?


Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 09:06 AM

Having dug up the HISS Tank stuff via Allor's twitter, I feel pretty bad for the guy.  I mean, he had the best of IDW's Deviations issues bar none, clearly really enjoys the brand, and the fans are the ones kind of ruining it for him before he even starts.  He'd likely be a fan favorite on Transformers, but he's kind of stuck over there with Joe because he likes it and did a good job, which is the weirdest kind of punishment. 


Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 06:15 AM

The creators involved in Gi-Joe deserve better than the Gi-Joe fanbase. How many creators do they need to chase away before they stop and ask whether they are the problem?

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 09:22 AM

I saw the Allor twitter stuff.  That was very sad showing from certain individuals their, especially the moderator(something that can easily get the person remove if it was different site).  I understand the concerns of it to an extent.  Especially how it can be potential miss handle and the subject matter being a difficult one to handle. But given how well the company represent it in Transformers Books and not having a finish product version to show case how its going be used.  The unconstructive criticism was so uncall for.  Hopefully when Allor books come out people realize wait to finish product is out before casting judgement.


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 01:05 PM

I love that the official excuse for deleting things Allor related is a 'No politics' rule, funny how that rule didn't seem to be enforced in any meaningful way when they were out for Sitterson's blood for not being right wing enough, and I guess they'll do the same to Allor.

A provocateur like Sitterson is exactly what the fandom deserves. Wish they kept him.


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 27 July 2019 - 05:43 PM

NO ONE would have had the balls to feature Hasbros Army Ants in a modern comic book

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 07:08 PM

NO ONE would have had the balls to feature Hasbros Army Ants in a modern comic book

Army Ants would work better with Micronauts if you ask me.



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Posted 27 July 2019 - 09:11 PM

The creators involved in Gi-Joe deserve better than the Gi-Joe fanbase. How many creators do they need to chase away before they stop and ask whether they are the problem?

 

Methinks the time for that has long since passed.





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