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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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Hey everyone we've got something exciting to announce - now when you're going to buy LEGO anyway you can simultaneously support The Allspark! Here's some links for ya!

 

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#5701 Superomegaprime

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 07:01 AM

The up coming Lego sets, the Lego city space theme ones have caught my attention:

 

http://avenueofbrick...-sets-revealed/

 

Their finally going back to space with Mars as the reserach target


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#5702 PlutoniumBoss

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 12:51 AM

Very much agreed, the sets are fictional yet look like the sorts of things we're starting to see in this new era of space exploration.


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Posted 04 May 2019 - 12:36 AM

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#5704 Benbot

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 03:27 PM

I wish it was just a regular excavator. These giant mining machines hold no interest for me.

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 07:14 PM

More for me then!
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Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:32 PM

This is crazy great. Can I justify spending 350 Australiabucks just to get a Lego Winona Rider? Yes. Yes I can.

 

https://shop.lego.co...side-Down-75810

 

Edit: THANKS A LOT FOR SHOWING THIS TO ME SoS  :o

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#5707 PlutoniumBoss

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:01 AM

That simple screened light effect is way more effective than it has any right to be.


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 07:42 AM

That's probably the most unique and unusual Lego set ever produced.  I'm not sure if I'm interested enough to buy it, but I'm glad they made it.



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Posted 15 May 2019 - 07:50 AM


I have not watched the show (I'll get to it someday) but that looks like just an awesome set conceptually.

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 06:36 AM

No Steve and his amazing hair 0/10.



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 10:15 AM

I should clarify, I'm making my judgement on the light effect from the actual photo on the Brothers Brick blog, not the photoshopped version here.


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 01:22 PM

Man, Sweet Mayhem in the Triple-Decker Couch Mech set is the absolute best. Her hair must be a new material for LEGO, it smells odd and I've never seen a glossy rubberized plastic like this in any other piece. Maybe the iridescent paint wouldn't stick to anything else? And then the two-plastic molding in the helmet and flight pack, all the glittered translucent blue, the tiny space writing on her tampos, this is just a super nice figure.


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 02:08 PM

Mind you, not just the Triple Decker couch set.  She's pretty much the same in every set she appears in, they just vary the accessories she comes with.  The "Introducing Queen What'evra" set is the most basic, with just a single blaster.  The Systar Starship set has two blasters and the rocket boot effects.  Triple Decker couch has a single blaster and the rocket boots.  I haven't been following the set list for Movie 2 super closely, so I'm not sure if she appears anywhere else.

 

I wish her armour piece pegged on more solidly.  It just kinda floats and rattles around between her shoulders and head.  I think it just bothers me based on how firmly everything else tends to stay put with Lego.


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#5714 PlutoniumBoss

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 03:46 PM

The chestpiece seems almost like maybe they're leaving room to remold it for use on a minifig instead of a minidoll? And I just noticed her helmet is THREE plastics. Have they done that before?


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Posted 30 May 2019 - 06:20 PM

Picked up Lego City Mars Mission Shuttle and the Space station kits. The shuttle is pretty cool, across between the real shuttle and something from Sci-if, while the station is nice, thou the only down side is, if your a lego person when the mini ship it comes with, docks, you'll be blown out into space along with all of the air. The interior detail on the station is pretty good, thou by the looks of things, everyone has to share a single bed which is upon the wall but they do get TV. Both sets have Mars rocks that have translusant bits to make them different from normal lego blocks.


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#5716 Benbot

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 07:22 PM

Those sets are out already?



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Posted 31 May 2019 - 03:00 PM

Those sets are out already?

 

Found them in my local Tesco, thou with the station kit, I am considering getting another copy to expand it as its more a module set with it being three modules, one is a science lab, another is where they do the space jogging, the last one is the airlock with a core to hold all three together and there is the arm with the solar panels attached, the roof of each model can be removed so you can play inside, the lab has a light up block that activates from the back, while the biggest one has a pizza launcher, thou its not going to fly far as the disk/pizza is stuck within the model.


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#5718 Confuzor

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 06:34 PM

Lego Hidden Side sets and AR integration sounds really cool!

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 05:16 PM

Just came across this awesome Lego Batman video, its volent, so not for kids but its got a LOT of Jokers

 


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Posted 07 September 2019 - 02:05 PM

OH NO you guys! I'm falling down a rabbit hole labeled "Custom LEGO Mini-Figures"....and im scared....hehehe

 

It all started with a 16pc He-Man and The Masters Of The Universe set: 

 

https://www.ebay.com...872.m2749.l2649

 

I know it isn't official, but I am BLOWN AWAY by all of the little details, like Teela's stuff, Man-At-Arms' armor, Skeletor just looks so awesome...

 

Next I got 2 different GREEN LANTERN sets:

 

the first one is a lot of Greens (no john stewert though), and one or 2 each of someone from all the other color corps...my biggest complaint is that its Agent Orange Lex Luthor instead of LARFLEEZE himself.

 

https://www.ebay.com...872.m2749.l2649

 

and the Second Set has some Doubles in it like Arkillo and Superboy Prime...but it has kickass stuff like SCARECROW and my personnel faves like Red Lanter SUPERGIRL and the most important one: Red Lanter GUY GARDNER!

 

https://www.ebay.com...872.m2749.l2649

 

Ive also picked up a few singles, like a Ted Kord Blue Beetle with a Booster Gold, a realy cool J'onn J'onzz, and an AMAZING John Constantine....

 

hehe this stuff isn't even that expensive...the He-Man set is less than $20, so is the first Lantern Set...each of the singles was like barely $3-$4...

 

Falling...falling...falling....hehe


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