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@  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?

@  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


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The G.I. Joe Thread


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#9701 Agent X

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 07:41 AM

Maybe someone can get Paul Allor to do a Q&A here?

 

And I might just pick up his new book to thumb my nose at G.I. Joe "Fans".


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Posted 28 July 2019 - 08:11 AM

There's a thread  (in their Joe comic forum part) on the Hisstank forum where he's talking to them just fine now. His book could be good or great so best wished to him and the creative team yeah?

 

As for Sitterson, he was a bit of a prick so, no tears shed there.


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Posted 28 July 2019 - 03:15 PM

Sitterson was the perfect reflection of the majority of the Joe fanbase.

 

They can dish it out but they sure couldn't take it.


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Posted 28 July 2019 - 06:05 PM

Well in more fun news (for me at least).

My final grail item is done. It showed up with some fairly decent damage, and was filthy. But lots of scrubbing (in the garden tub), and careful repair work later and the Defiant has landed!

 

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Tucks in nicely "underground" next to the PIT.


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Posted 28 July 2019 - 09:03 PM

Well in more fun news (for me at least).

My final grail item is done. It showed up with some fairly descent damage, and was filthy. But lots of scrubbing (in the garden tub), and careful repair work later and the Defiant has landed!

 

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Tucks in nicely "underground" next to the PIT.

 

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 10:48 AM

It LIVES!

https://news.hisstan...LtqXsRoECWdKrlA

 

Out on soft launch on Android in select regions.  Looks like Hasbro's going to push a "Earth Wars" type RTS game for Joe as well.  And given the amount of "synergy" these projects have seemingly had, I can't help but wonder if we're seeing a preview of the "kid centric" GI Joe line for next year, ala the revamped Galaxy of Heroes line for Star Wars.  Also seems to explain that "Overwatch" type concept art we saw last year or so.  Might have been early work on this game.

 

I'm intrigued at the range their stuff is pulling from.  I see some relatively obscure later Joe vehicles like the X-Wing Chopper, Mamba, Piranha  and Maggot; alongside those is some stuff like the DTC/Sigma Six HISS tank and the Black Dragon VTOL from Renegades.  And even the "classic" vehicles seemingly got some make over on them (the VAMP is seemingly a mix of the original and 2012 remake).  Character design also seems to be pulling from a LOT of sources as well (Love the inclusion of some Renegades on Scrap Iron's design).

 

I mean, IF, this is an indication of where Hasbro is taking the line...I really dig what I'm seeing.  And I can see these doing well at any scale in the current market, especially with solid back end support from Hasbro.

 

 

Though, given Joe fans' luck over the past 5 plus years, this will be just like the Snake Eyes mobile game and we'll see some interesting design work, but nothing will actually come of it in a broader brand perspective.


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Posted 29 July 2019 - 12:31 PM

Who is the G.I. Joe towards the center wearing goggles?


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Posted 29 July 2019 - 02:28 PM

Who is the G.I. Joe towards the center wearing goggles?

I'm thinking it's the female version of Doc, unless they race-swapped Helix.  That's another that makes me think there might be more to it since it makes ZERO sense for a new character to be introduced in a mere mobile game.



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Posted 29 July 2019 - 03:14 PM

Who is the G.I. Joe towards the center wearing goggles?

I think it's Tunnel Rat.



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Posted 29 July 2019 - 03:21 PM

Yeah, the goggles looks like Tunnel Rat. The woman with the sunglasses may be Helix but Doc is a good possibility too. It looks like she has syringes on her gauntlet.


 
 
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Posted 29 July 2019 - 06:02 PM

That's got to be female doc. Either way, I like that this exists.
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Posted 29 July 2019 - 07:18 PM

It LIVES!

https://news.hisstan...LtqXsRoECWdKrlA

 

Out on soft launch on Android in select regions.  Looks like Hasbro's going to push a "Earth Wars" type RTS game for Joe as well.  And given the amount of "synergy" these projects have seemingly had, I can't help but wonder if we're seeing a preview of the "kid centric" GI Joe line for next year, ala the revamped Galaxy of Heroes line for Star Wars.  Also seems to explain that "Overwatch" type concept art we saw last year or so.  Might have been early work on this game.

 

I'm intrigued at the range their stuff is pulling from.  I see some relatively obscure later Joe vehicles like the X-Wing Chopper, Mamba, Piranha  and Maggot; alongside those is some stuff like the DTC/Sigma Six HISS tank and the Black Dragon VTOL from Renegades.  And even the "classic" vehicles seemingly got some make over on them (the VAMP is seemingly a mix of the original and 2012 remake).  Character design also seems to be pulling from a LOT of sources as well (Love the inclusion of some Renegades on Scrap Iron's design).

 

I mean, IF, this is an indication of where Hasbro is taking the line...I really dig what I'm seeing.  And I can see these doing well at any scale in the current market, especially with solid back end support from Hasbro.

 

 

Though, given Joe fans' luck over the past 5 plus years, this will be just like the Snake Eyes mobile game and we'll see some interesting design work, but nothing will actually come of it in a broader brand perspective.

 

Looks good, if it's a sign of things to come I hope the toys are awesome. 


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Posted 29 July 2019 - 07:35 PM

Well in more fun news (for me at least).

My final grail item is done. It showed up with some fairly decent damage, and was filthy. But lots of scrubbing (in the garden tub), and careful repair work later and the Defiant has landed!

 

I feel the Defiant doesn't get the respect it should.  The Flagg gets all the attention, but the Flagg is a relatively "simple" construct, and uses the sheer SIZE of the offering to offset the lack of complexity.  It has a LOT of dead space, and what little true "play set" areas it has are really undercooked.

 

The Defiant?  Any of those pieces were as good as any given retail offering that year.  The complex mechanics and sheer volume of "play areas" gave the offering a wealth of play options, and not even, necessarily, in a space environment (put the Rolling Thunder's rockets in the gantry, and you have a serviceable missile base for either side).

 

There was a reason it cost MORE than the Flagg back in the day.  Too bad it continues to cost more than a Flagg today as well...



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Posted 29 July 2019 - 10:49 PM

Yeah. The comparison of the two is natural considering their size and prices, but I always thought it was a bit unfair. 

 

The Flagg is fantastic as a play table. If you have room for it, the dollhouse charactistic + interactivity with your other toys can't really be matched.

 

Meanwhile, the base/playset concept that began with the Joe HQ, was massively improved on by the Terrordrome and reached it's pinnacle in the Defiant. And it's that ultimate hubris that makes the Defiant so hard to get today. Lots going on, many big pieces to break and little pieces to lose all wrapped up in a 8.5 or so cubic feet of play space.


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 10:30 AM

Love my shuttles too!

 

After years of being mothballed, neither the Defiant or Crusader were operational. When Cobra started making moves into space, the Joes cannibalized parts from both shuttles to create one working vehicle.

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 04:06 PM

Everybody's toy pics are making me regret selling that batch of carded JOEs...

 

Come on, Hasbro. Do something. 6" Black / Lightning Scale. More 3 3/4". I don't care.

 

I always wanted one of those shuttles. Along with the WHALE and Firebat, they were my Joe "Holy Grails."

 

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 06:14 PM

Well, the Firebat is an easy place to start again!


 
 
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Posted 08 August 2019 - 07:38 PM

I've still got my 25th Firebat. Man that was a happy day getting that.

Still have a bunch of the early-2000s rereleases (including the mobile command center). Not sure what condition they're in. They ended up in a garage until last year due to some moves.

Pretty sure I've still got the green Moray, too.


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Posted 09 August 2019 - 10:18 AM

My only Joe related Grail is the Cobra Mamba, which I haven't gotten just because I vowed that it would be the last Joe toy I ever buy.  I've wanted that thing since like 1987.  There's even one sitting in a store 30 minutes away from me right now.


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Posted 09 August 2019 - 01:39 PM

Well, you're allowed to change your mind about it being the last you know. :D

And it is a cool helicopter. You do yourself a disservice waiting if the nearby one is priced right.

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