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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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Posted 10 November 2011 - 06:17 PM

Looks like the Lego Thread got eaten in the recent issues.

Character Builders, the ones behind the Doctor Who minifigs, have gotten into the blindbag business. $1.99 each, found at Target in their collectible cards wall by the registers. First wave has two astronauts, a race car driver, construction worker, two soldiers, one special ops soldier, two ninjas, two knights, and a zombie with exposed brain.

These do not come with baseplates or bricks, just the figures and accessories.

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ETA: WARNING! These have the same "random? whuzzat?" collation of the first Marvel Blok sets. I grabbed a stack of six packs, and five of them were the white astronaut, probably all of the copies of that figure in the entire box. So unless you plan to buy the whole box, stir it up first.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 06:32 PM

Love the subtitle. icon-hotrod.gif

Gonna have to check these out... any pics out there? My Google-fu is weak tonight.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 06:58 PM

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:31 AM

Thanks!

Hmm, I think the CB style is just a little too... cartoony for me to really get into. They just feel overly rounded. Might pick a few up and see if they grow on me though.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 02:04 AM

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 02:36 AM

Very well done EVA

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 07:40 AM

LEGO Speech Bubbles!



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Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:42 AM

QUOTE(Redjack Ryan @ Nov 12 2011, 07:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
LEGO Speech Bubbles!



Saw those in the store about a month ago. Would have found it cooler if it didn't look like their speech bubbles were trying to strangle them.


-ZacWilliam, also, they're something that would be cooler as a free pack-in but isn't really worth paying for IMO...
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:45 AM

What I want, after playing the free level with my son is some actual Lego Universe sets.

-ZacWilliam, even just a figure or two in a blind pack set...


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Posted 12 November 2011 - 11:56 AM

Saw the new DINO theme sets and the new green stripe NINJAGO sets at TRU this AM.

All LEGO (except SW and MINDSTORMS) are BOGO 1/2 off today.

There looked to be 5-6 different DINO sets and I picked up the cheapest one.


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Posted 12 November 2011 - 12:57 PM

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There appears to be an error with the database.


That was amazing.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 02:45 PM

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 10:30 PM

Yeah, TRU.com has the new Ninjago sets (minus that sweet boat), and the new City sets - along with free shipping, no minimum purchase. I took advantage of it to finally get that Alien Conquest HQ and the new Forest Police Station.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 08:33 AM

http://www.bleedingc...arts-next-week/

Whoever said that you can?t base your movie on millions of lumps of knobbly plastic?

Warner Bros has greenlit a live-action/animation hybrid based on the world of Lego, which will apparently feature flesh-and-blood stars in an 80% Lego world. Australian animation company Animal House (best known so far for their work on Happy Feet) have been chosen to create the animation, winning the film incentives from the Australian governenment and the state of New South Wales.

Variety reports that more details will be revealed when the movie starts production next month.

The movie is set for release in 2014, but it may be delayed until 2016 if someone trips over on set.


HA!..wait maybe this means we will get a LEGO land here !

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 12:33 AM

Picked up two of the Character Building blindpacks today. Got the Black Ops guy and the Zombie by feeling them out. They're the only two I wanted, so I'm not likely to go back for more. Cute, but not something I need the whole set of.

I was wondering if there were any codes out there, but Google still yields virtually nothing about them. Additionally, I'm not seeing any sort of potential code--there's a 13-digit number stamped at the bottom, but it's the same on both. The packs seem exactly the same.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 06:11 AM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Nov 14 2011, 05:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was wondering if there were any codes out there, but Google still yields virtually nothing about them. Additionally, I'm not seeing any sort of potential code--there's a 13-digit number stamped at the bottom, but it's the same on both. The packs seem exactly the same.

If they're the same as the Doctor Who minifigs then I don't think they'll have any codes on them. It's just a case of feeling the bags, which has left me with 4 spare Eleventh Doctors and a couple of Amy's in my search for Rory and River. I eventually found Rory (annoyingly, the same day I bought one off ebay) but River, who is packed 1 per case, still eludes me.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:38 AM

Wow, check out some of the new snake-men: on Brickipedia. Some have two heads! icon-hotrod.gif And man, they couldn't even be more inspired by Yuan-Ti. The higher ranking they are, the less humanoid they look - the generals have both snake heads and snake-tails for lower bodies, just like the D&D monster's 'abominations'.

QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Nov 13 2011, 04:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, TRU.com has the new Ninjago sets (minus that sweet boat), and the new City sets - along with free shipping, no minimum purchase. I took advantage of it to finally get that Alien Conquest HQ and the new Forest Police Station.


Yay! Hope they arrive in Europe soon, too. Can't wait to do some Fang Shuei rearrangement in my flat. icon-hotrod.gif

How much do the single-carded Ninjago sets cost in the USA, btw? Here, they are quite pricey (about 13$).

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 07:27 AM


Saw some of the new sets at TRU. I really like that snake shooting shake copter. Just a cool design. The black car was a little generic batmobiley for me but the minifigures we're cool I'll have to get at least one Snake Man at some point.

Those were the only two Ninjago on hand but they had the Big TRex base, med. Pterosaur, and small raptor sets for DINO. I want to like these more because I love LEGO and love Dinosaurs, but they havn't wowed me yet. "Dinohunters" has been done so much since JP in media and toys that it feels a bit Generic. My wife has decided that they're actually unlicensed Terra Nova Legos. icon-arcee.gif I'm hoping the triceratops set excites me more when I see it.


-ZacWilliam, I want the Lego Superheroes already. I need the Superman/Wonder Woman set but I really want to see more Marvel pics..l
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 09:22 AM

I fail at Doctor Who blind bags. I went through all the ones at the local Hastings (they now have the bags for $4 each) and was sure I'd gotten some Daleks. Instead, I got the Doctor, a Silent, and THREE Amy Ponds (all the common version). Since I already had a Doctor and an Amy from an Amazon purchase, not exactly the result I was hoping for.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 10:09 AM

I bought 7 of the Character Builders from Target. Just randomly grabbed them. Five are for my sister for Christmas and I opened two for myself. I got two of the white astronaut. I'll be keeping the visor down and using it as a placeholder River Song for now, of course!

And Dave, once you find a Dalek, you know you've found a Dalek. There is no mistaking it. It's just ridiculously beefy in that baggie.



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