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@  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?

@  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


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#1781 Dake

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:31 AM

Yeah, I think they're in the mechs and the mechs are huge so there's plenty of room. Instead of an aircraft, think about a tank crew: driver, gunner, loader, commander...
 
 
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#1782 Detour

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:52 PM

QUOTE(Matthias Phage @ Dec 14 2012, 08:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The rest of your complaints are just silly. Are you actually saying that there aren't mechs that had multiple pilots,

There are, but it's usually for functional reasons... like the Guntank which has a driver and a gunner, not unlike an attack helicopter with its pilot and gunner.
I could understand it if this were a more "traditional" mecha and two people are needed to operate the robots' various functionalities...
But two guys, side by side, controlling a robot via motion control?
The only fathomable reason I can think of for this piece is that it's a contrived piece of storytelling to have two pilots who JUST CAN'T GET ALONG BECAUSE THEY'RE SO DIFFERENT being forced to work together as humanity's last hope.

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.

 


#1783 Detour

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:34 AM

So hey, back on Joe....


If anyone still likes classic O-Ring stuff, community member Falcone is getting a new female buck made available and has a Kickstarter set up to help speed up the financing and production.
The sculpt is based on the female "Shooter" character that had an appearance in DD's GIJoe Declassified miniseries. There are some repaints set up for it, as well as an alternate, helmeted head sculpt for two of the seven color designs. I think it's worth backing up. 10$ (11$ internationally) pays for your preorder of the version of your choice. Check it out, spread the word:
http://www.kickstart...hooter-repaints

Edited by Detour, 19 December 2012 - 10:34 AM.

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 December 2012 - 11:52 AM

Speaking of retro stuff, whatever happened to that whole Molten Monkey start up? Did they fold or what?
Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#1785 Detour

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:14 PM

Molten Monkey? Were those the guys behind SK Omega?

If so, yeah. Folded. Bit off waaaaaaaaaay more than they could chew.

The "Shooter" figure and its repaints, however, ARE happening. And for 10$ for a figure, you'd be nuts not to support the project!

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 December 2012 - 06:03 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 19 2012, 09:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So hey, back on Joe....


If anyone still likes classic O-Ring stuff, community member Falcone is getting a new female buck made available and has a Kickstarter set up to help speed up the financing and production.
The sculpt is based on the female "Shooter" character that had an appearance in DD's GIJoe Declassified miniseries. There are some repaints set up for it, as well as an alternate, helmeted head sculpt for two of the seven color designs. I think it's worth backing up. 10$ (11$ internationally) pays for your preorder of the version of your choice. Check it out, spread the word:
http://www.kickstart...hooter-repaints


...she would hit right after I just shelled out for the Victory DVD... icon-screamer.gif

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:16 PM

So... the first 2 subscription Joes have hit...

#1788 Detour

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:26 PM

QUOTE(MightyMegs @ Dec 19 2012, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So... the first 2 subscription Joes have hit...

So I heard.

The first two figures are apparently HIGHLIGHT to view:
Jinx and Dice.
Fortunately, I'm fine on those fronts.

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.

 


#1789 NightViper

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:14 PM

Whoo! One is one of my favorites!

Now to just sit back and wait a month until they get around to mine...

#1790 Spark

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:30 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 19 2012, 05:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Molten Monkey? Were those the guys behind SK Omega?

If so, yeah. Folded. Bit off waaaaaaaaaay more than they could chew.

Thought that might be the case. Beware the startup company that doesn't at least show a resin prototype.

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The "Shooter" figure and its repaints, however, ARE happening. And for 10$ for a figure, you'd be nuts not to support the project!

I don't plan to, mainly because I don't care for the bland military-looking stuff. I prefer more sci-fi stuff. One of my favorite classic Joes is Predacon, after all.
Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#1791 Dake

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:59 PM

Amazon has the SHIELD Heli-carrier on sale for 34 bucks! In case you were wanting one for a custom.
 
 
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#1792 Detour

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:20 AM

Hisstank put up some loose pics of the first FSS figures.

HIGHLIGHT to view:
As it turns out, the head beneath Dice's mask is an Aqua-Viper Officer head with black hair. Kind of underwhelming.

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 21 December 2012 - 10:46 AM

Head looks like a good fit to me. Both figures look excellent.

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#1794 Detour

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:25 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Dec 21 2012, 10:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Head looks like a good fit to me.

Good on you, but all I see in that head sculpt and paint job is HIGHLIGHT to view:
Jeff Goldblum.

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.

 


#1795 Spark

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:42 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 21 2012, 12:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Dec 21 2012, 10:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Head looks like a good fit to me.

Good on you, but all I see in that head sculpt and paint job is HIGHLIGHT to view:
Jeff Goldblum.

How is that NOT terrifying?
Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#1796 Detour

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:10 PM

Invertedly... How is it terrifying?

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 21 December 2012 - 05:31 PM

I dunno about the head reuse. The eye and eyebrow shapes are very different, and I'm not convinced that it's something they could have just done with paint. To be frank, I'm also unsure the Club would be that creative given how some of these other figures have gone...

That said, the FSS figure in question gives me a Lee Majors vibe, which the original head use did not even though it has the right hair color. If the head IS reused, I actually find that pretty impressive! icon-fire.gif

#1798 Detour

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:51 PM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Dec 21 2012, 05:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not convinced that it's something they could have just done with paint.

As a person that hand-paints cast heads on a semi-regular basis, I say they can. The eyebrows on modern Joe figures are for the most part just painted on, it's real easy to change them up to make the figure look different. Even eyes, I managed to turn ROC Tunnel Rat's slits into actual, open eyes.

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.

 


#1799 Luke

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:32 AM

I've done the same, but it still requires painting over some amount of sculpted detail. If this is the same head and the Club is painting right over sculpted facial detail on their expensive collector figure... not so hot there. As I said before, either way it also shows a bit more creativity than the Club has put into a good portion of these figures. I don't think the Club has ever used this technique before, so it's not really "can they", it's "would/did they".

However, Dice does seem to have a bit more thought put into his design and construction than some of the others that definitely have new heads (Topside, sure-Fire). As long as they're not painting over sculpted detail I have to say it's a good thing to add to their "toolbox" and a great way to get more mileage out of some of these molds.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:28 PM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Dec 22 2012, 09:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think the Club has ever used this technique before, so it's not really "can they", it's "would/did they".

No, they've done it before... Their most triumphant use of an unexpected part thus far was repainting an old Liu Kang head for Dr. Venom, which involved painting the head and facial features differently to make him look less asian and more caucasian.

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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