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@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 September 2019 - 06:26 AM)

Isn't there a thread for that?

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2019 - 05:41 AM)

I took a few hours off from work so I could attend. Actually met two coworkers there.

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2019 - 05:41 AM)

Anyone else here who participated in a climate change rally yesterday?

@  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.


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The Kaiju Thread - From Godzilla to the Pacific Rim

Godzilla Kaiju Toho Pacific Rim Jaeger

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#21 Shanghai

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 05:20 PM

Yeah, much prefer that design myself, stupidly passed up the die-cast one though for years, even when it was down to thirty bucks.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 05:25 PM

QUOTE(Alpha Omega Trion Supreme @ Nov 15 2011, 01:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Atragon Revoltech.

http://www.bigbadtoy...amp;mode=retail

I wonder if a Manda accessory might be included?


I would hope Manda would be a standalone figure?

I've already got the Machine Chronicles version, so I think I'm ok passing on this one.

Looks fantastic though!
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#23 Alpha Omega Trion Supreme

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:57 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Nov 15 2011, 09:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just reviewed "Atragon".

It wasn't nearly the jingoistic bit of nationalism I remember it being when I first watched it, or how a lot of reviews make it out to be. As a matter of fact, it had a very progressive theme supporting globalization and urging old timers to let go of their grip on the long-gone Japanese Empire.

It was a very fascinating piece of political and social commentary on par with the original "Godzilla".

But MAN was it boring. And Manda doesn't do crap in the thing.

This is one of those movies that goes in and out of my amazon cart all the time. I knew Manda was a very minor part of the movie, but sometimes I don't need the kaiju because I like all the other Toho effects like in Mysterians and Battle in Outer Space. Your post isn't helping me decide. icon-fire.gif I kind of feel like I have to watch it because its a Toho flick.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:46 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Nov 15 2011, 05:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For Manda toy owners, I have a query:

How do they handle Manda's serpentine articulation beyond "bendy"? Does he have just, like, a million ratcheting notches comprising his whole body?

Generally, Manda figures feature no articulation. I think the most he's ever had was some of the retro designed vinyls had the legs move, but that's it.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 05:22 PM

QUOTE(Shanghai @ Nov 16 2011, 02:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Nov 15 2011, 05:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For Manda toy owners, I have a query:

How do they handle Manda's serpentine articulation beyond "bendy"? Does he have just, like, a million ratcheting notches comprising his whole body?

Generally, Manda figures feature no articulation. I think the most he's ever had was some of the retro designed vinyls had the legs move, but that's it.

Manda would make for an ideal Revoltech figure, if they were able to effectively hide the segmentation of the articulation of course. I was always curious if a Ghidorah with revoltech joints in the necks would have really worked on a visual aesthetic basis.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 12:58 AM

QUOTE(Alpha Omega Trion Supreme @ Nov 16 2011, 05:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Shanghai @ Nov 16 2011, 02:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Nov 15 2011, 05:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For Manda toy owners, I have a query:

How do they handle Manda's serpentine articulation beyond "bendy"? Does he have just, like, a million ratcheting notches comprising his whole body?

Generally, Manda figures feature no articulation. I think the most he's ever had was some of the retro designed vinyls had the legs move, but that's it.

Manda would make for an ideal Revoltech figure, if they were able to effectively hide the segmentation of the articulation of course. I was always curious if a Ghidorah with revoltech joints in the necks would have really worked on a visual aesthetic basis.

I imagine you'd either be sacrificing sculpt or articulation for Manda.

I myself wouldn't mind a massively segmented Manda, but you know how anal some fans can be. Hell, the S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla was getting crapped on by some people because the Heisei suit was so stiff and bulky that having so much articulation was inaccurate to the source material.

#27 Alpha Omega Trion Supreme

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:18 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Nov 15 2011, 09:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, "gotta have it cuz its Toho" is the only reason I own stuff like "H-Man", "War in Space", "Battle in Outer Space" and so-on, so I'm in the same boat.

However, if you're interested in a movie featuring ray-guns that turn people into matte paintings, then "Atragon" is the flick for YOU!

I gave in. I was on Amazon browsing, loaded it up, and they told me that they only had 1 left in stock which was enough to push the impulse button. Also ordered "Gorgo - Widescreen Destruction Edition" and a Sci-Fi Double Feature that has "Them" and "Beast from 20,000 Fathoms". I"m a Harryhausen nut so Beast had my interest, plus my co-worker and I were *just* talking about "Them" only a day or two ago, so that sealed the deal. I hate how Amazon suggests movies after you place something in your cart. icon-hotrod.gif

Btw, Gigan has made the 2011 Worst Toys list!

http://toysafety.org...ist_index.shtml

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Price: $22.99
Manufacturer or Distributor: Bandai
Purchased: Toys R US
Age Recommendation: ?4+?
Warnings: ?WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD ? Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.?

HAZARD: POTENTIAL FOR IMPACT AND PUNCTURE WOUND INJURIES!



W.A.T.C.H. OUT! This ?12[-inch] Classic Godzilla Figure?, referenced on the packaging as the character ?Gigan?, features rigid, pointed fins and wings, as well as sharp, dagger-like attachments on its arms. Such unforgiving, plastic protrusions present the potential for penetrating and impact injuries.


Wasn't that the "point"? icon-arcee.gif

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:24 PM

QUOTE(Alpha Omega Trion Supreme @ Nov 18 2011, 05:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
and a Sci-Fi Double Feature that has "Them" and "Beast from 20,000 Fathoms". I"m a Harryhausen nut so Beast had my interest, plus my co-worker and I were *just* talking about "Them" only a day or two ago, so that sealed the deal.


I have that set! Beast is nothing special (other than Harryhausen's usual awesome movie magic) but Them is one of my favorite monster movies. Especially at the beginning, the mood that film sets is superb.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:50 AM

Godzilla Monster-arts photo reviews are starting to pop up

http://blog.livedoor...s/51785648.html

looks cool but so tiny

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:54 AM

Yeah, rather unfortunate, since it appears to be a bit smaller than the Ultra-Act figures.

That said, not like he's Revoltech Heisei Gamera tiny, still a nice size, not too big, but not too small.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:56 AM

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10156814 still in stock as well if anyone wants

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 07:54 AM

QUOTE(Shanghai @ Nov 19 2011, 01:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, rather unfortunate, since it appears to be a bit smaller than the Ultra-Act figures.

That said, not like he's Revoltech Heisei Gamera tiny, still a nice size, not too big, but not too small.

Speaking of which, there's a product link at that Godzilla Monster Arts amazon.jp link that shows the Gamera 2 Heisei Revoltech. First I've seen pics of it. It comes with Legion bugs too.

http://www.amazon.co...2F51785648.html

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 03:02 AM

Any idea where I could get either some tiny plastic buildings or print papercraft ones for my Revoltechs to smash?

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 09:02 PM

The Gigan figure from the recent Godzilla toy line has just been named as one of the 10 most dangerous toys of 2011.

The page with the list is up, but the individual pages noting why they're deemed dangerous don't seem to be working.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 12:14 AM

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Anybody ever do this?

I was trying to get "Battle in Outer Space" out of the DVD case today, but it was stuck on teh ring really tight. I gently tried to get it out while pressing on the ring and SNAP. Disk broke clean in two.

NEVER had that happen to me before. It sucked.

Bought another set of "Icons of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection" off Amazon; which sucks, because my copies of "Mothra" and "H-Man" are fine.

BAH! At least it was only $13 bucks for another copy, but I can't believe I did that...

Never had it happen, but I'm overly careful with those things.

Some companies loved to be a pain in the ass with their discs.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:46 AM

QUOTE(Shanghai @ Nov 22 2011, 11:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Nov 22 2011, 05:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anybody ever do this?

I was trying to get "Battle in Outer Space" out of the DVD case today, but it was stuck on teh ring really tight. I gently tried to get it out while pressing on the ring and SNAP. Disk broke clean in two.

NEVER had that happen to me before. It sucked.

Bought another set of "Icons of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection" off Amazon; which sucks, because my copies of "Mothra" and "H-Man" are fine.

BAH! At least it was only $13 bucks for another copy, but I can't believe I did that...

Never had it happen, but I'm overly careful with those things.

Some companies loved to be a pain in the ass with their discs.


Early copies of "Command & Conquer: The First Decade" had the two disks in the set stuffed onto a spindle big enough for six.

The only way to get either of the disks out from off that thing was to flex them, leading to a situation in which my game disk was cracking to the point that entire sectors could no longer be read.

I had to shell out another $20 to get a new copy of the game.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:53 AM

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The Gigan figure from the recent Godzilla toy line has just been named as one of the 10 most dangerous toys of 2011.

The page with the list is up, but the individual pages noting why they're deemed dangerous don't seem to be working.


Bandwidth limit exceeded. Haven't seen THAT in a while. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:17 AM



This is going to be so expensive.

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 10:59 PM

Better pic:



and



That is really fracking nice. I'm not a fan of Heisei generally, but this is going to be hard to pass up.

Edited by Alpha Omega Trion Supreme, 25 November 2011 - 11:02 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2011 - 01:58 AM

The neck joints are really well hidden, if I'm seeing them correctly.

Also nice that all three seem to be in general scale with each other.



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