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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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#1201 Moroboshi

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:49 PM

Yeah, not every vehicle came with a driver back in the RAH days and it was fine (heck, in the '90s, they would sometimes mention on single-packed figures' file cards what vehicles they preferred to drive). Seeing what would potentially be a great figure (great-looking design and detail) but then having it be compromised by such limited articulation...well, I'd rather fewer or no figures with the vehicles over such a tease/frustration.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:53 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Jul 16 2012, 04:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Since I have found absolutely none of any of the figures...

What's the deal with the variants? Have they been released as well?


What variants are you talking about?

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:00 PM

Probably means the T'Gin-Zu and other repaints of the DG figures.

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 16 July 2012 - 10:18 PM

QUOTE(Onyx Minor @ Jul 16 2012, 10:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NightViper @ Jul 16 2012, 04:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Since I have found absolutely none of any of the figures...

What's the deal with the variants? Have they been released as well?


What variants are you talking about?


QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 16 2012, 11:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Probably means the T'Gin-Zu and other repaints of the DG figures.


Yup. I have to be honest and say that any news beyond the initial photos of production samples has completely slipped me by when it comes to the variants. I know there was one Storm Shadow/T'Gin-Zu on card that someone found, but I didn't read where - it could have been an actual sighting or just more production samples.

I'm mainly just interested in the gray Duke/Moondancer.

#1205 Onyx Minor

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 06:58 AM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Jul 16 2012, 10:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Onyx Minor @ Jul 16 2012, 10:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NightViper @ Jul 16 2012, 04:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Since I have found absolutely none of any of the figures...

What's the deal with the variants? Have they been released as well?


What variants are you talking about?


QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 16 2012, 11:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Probably means the T'Gin-Zu and other repaints of the DG figures.


Yup. I have to be honest and say that any news beyond the initial photos of production samples has completely slipped me by when it comes to the variants. I know there was one Storm Shadow/T'Gin-Zu on card that someone found, but I didn't read where - it could have been an actual sighting or just more production samples.

I'm mainly just interested in the gray Duke/Moondancer.


Has anyone actually found these anywhere yet? I have to admit, they look great. Need more Cobra soldiers and officers.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:40 AM

Nope- those haven't been reported in the wild.

As for the regular DG Joes, even Depriest said in one of the panels that he can't find them and they're working on trying to get wider distribution.
 
 
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:48 AM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jul 17 2012, 09:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As for the regular DG Joes, even Depriest said in one of the panels that he can't find them and they're working on trying to get wider distribution.


So, it is true that I live in a magical land of hard to find toys. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:46 PM

Generalsjoes has reviews of Retaliation wave 2 Roadblock and Snake-Eyes.
http://generalsjoes..../roadblock.html
http://generalsjoes..../snakeeyes.html

I like that this Roadblock is a bit shorter than the first-wave/3-pack figure. That was a bit of a gripe for me, having him tower over Resolute Roadblock/Night Adder/Road Pig, this one should fit in better.

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 17 July 2012 - 06:11 PM

I've always thought nail guns would make cool weapons...

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:12 PM

QUOTE(Onyx Minor @ Jul 17 2012, 05:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've always thought nail guns would make cool weapons...

That Dreadnok who drives the Doom Cycle has one. You'd have to remove the safety of course, and I can't imagine they'd have a very useful range but fun nonetheless.
 
 
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:52 PM

They should do a Dreadnok with that cattle-stunner weapon that villain with the goofy hair had in No Country For Old Men.

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 18 July 2012 - 06:11 AM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jul 17 2012, 10:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Onyx Minor @ Jul 17 2012, 05:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've always thought nail guns would make cool weapons...

That Dreadnok who drives the Doom Cycle has one. You'd have to remove the safety of course, and I can't imagine they'd have a very useful range but fun nonetheless.


Cool! I still have that sealed because I did not get to open it before we moved. I'm saving that entire box of toys for Christmas...'cause Daddy is the only one who buys him toys. icon-fire.gif icon-screamer.gif

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:20 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 17 2012, 06:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Generalsjoes has reviews of Retaliation wave 2 Roadblock and Snake-Eyes.
http://generalsjoes..../snakeeyes.html

There's a sheath for his sheath?

In a time of cutbacks, fewer accessories, reduced articulation, etc... I'm sure glad we can get priorities like this. icon-primal.gif

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:08 PM

Yeah, I gotta admit I'm a bit baffled at that one. It's an interesting look but I'm not sure how that's practical.
Maybe the movie'll have that backpack and explain it?




Also, I just spend 70$ shipped to get an unmasked SDCC Jinx... I feel so shamed... icon-screamer.gif

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

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:44 PM

Is anyone still missing some of the 30th Anniversary Joes?

I found Lifeline, Sci-Fi, Airtight, and Law + Order at TRU today. Cost + shipping for whoever wants them.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 02:08 AM

QUOTE(Sean Whitmore @ Jul 18 2012, 10:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is anyone still missing some of the 30th Anniversary Joes?

I found Lifeline, Sci-Fi, Airtight, and Law + Order at TRU today. Cost + shipping for whoever wants them.


Just found Sci-Fi a few week back. I am majorly dissapointed about never finding my PoC Destro, Crazy-legs, Jungle-bat, ect...
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#1217 Detour

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:36 AM

QUOTE(Sean Whitmore @ Jul 18 2012, 11:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is anyone still missing some of the 30th Anniversary Joes?

I found Lifeline, Sci-Fi, Airtight, and Law + Order at TRU today. Cost + shipping for whoever wants them.

Yes, I still need all four.

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 19 July 2012 - 11:12 AM

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Is anyone still missing some of the 30th Anniversary Joes?

I found Lifeline, Sci-Fi, Airtight, and Law + Order at TRU today. Cost + shipping for whoever wants them.


Just found Sci-Fi a few week back. I am majorly dissapointed about never finding my PoC Destro, Crazy-legs, Jungle-bat, ect...


That's the wave I missed too. I already spent 30 on both the Rock Viper and Shadowtracker. What a pain.
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:24 AM

I lucked out and found a loose complete Shadow Tracker at Toy Wars for a little over 10$ but I never ever found the Rock-Viper. icon-screamer.gif

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

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:44 AM

Its hugging frustrating. Especially since that whole wave rules. And I'm so ridiculous I decided I NEED ninja temple guardian snake eyes, because naturally I don't have enough snake eyes.

Anybody come across any Dollar General guys in the wild either? I know Hasbro admitted they're pretty sparse right now, but any sightings would give me hope.
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