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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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#1 Dake

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:58 PM

Amazon's got the deal and it's a good one! I've been waiting for this to go on sale. As much as I love the shuttle, I was not a fan of the changes they made to make it a playset (such as non-retractable landing gear). That being said, 35 bucks with free shipping is hard to beat and I snagged one quick.

Unfortunately, this is the first Star Wars toy I've bought in months now - and unless those Republic Artillery cannons finally appear (never seen one in the wild - though Amazon has them for 30 bucks) it's likely to be the last. I couldn't even bring myself to buy the new Target Tauntaun.


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Posted 06 December 2011 - 12:54 AM

I did find the new Walmart pair of mini-rigs yesterday, which was a surprise. Didn't even remember that they were coming out, much less that they'd been released. Spotted the Vintage wave with the SDCC guys, too.

I saw the artillery cannon once, but it was at TRU and I held off to find it cheaper elsewhere. MORE FOOL I.

(Still no Chewbacca. Maddening.)
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:20 PM

QUOTE(SwiftEagle @ Dec 5 2011, 11:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I saw the artillery cannon once, but it was at TRU and I held off to find it cheaper elsewhere. MORE FOOL I.

I'm convinced it has to show up eventually. I think it's in the case with the Mandalorian Gunship so... we'll see I guess.

Edited by Dake, 06 December 2011 - 01:20 PM.

 
 
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:27 PM

I believe both the Gunship and the Canon will ship into the new year.

I may need some help finding the Y-Wing Scout minirig? It disappeared fast, and isn't scheduled to ship again.

Edited by Nanite, 06 December 2011 - 01:30 PM.

On them twitters

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:32 PM

About Taun-Tauns: the set with Han and a Rebel trooper is a better deal than the standalone Taun-Taun.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:36 PM

Yes it is. But sadly, some are compelled to get both Han's and Luke's.
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 04:50 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Dec 6 2011, 12:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I may need some help finding the Y-Wing Scout minirig? It disappeared fast, and isn't scheduled to ship again.

I've seen it once only and snagged it then. Maybe they'll show up in greater numbers as old stock is cleared out too.
 
 
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#8 Dake

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:57 PM

Looks like the UK Toy Fair spilled the beans on Hasbro's next big vehicle - the MTT.



This is quite the gamble on their part. I know there has been a collector clamor for this ever since TPM first came out, but it still seems surprising they went for it. I have to say I doubt I'll spring full price for it myself. It's neat, but not that neat... I'm more excited for the Avengers helicarrier honestly.
 
 
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:58 PM

Wait

twenty

it has twenty droids in it?!


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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:59 PM

Twenty droids?! I'm... sorely tempted.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:00 PM

QUOTE(Hora Hora @ Jan 24 2012, 10:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wait

twenty

it has twenty droids in it?!

Supposedly it's a bait and switch. Only four are regular droids and the remaining sixteen are molded in the storage mode.

This does possibly explain why the new sculpt, collapsible battle droids are significantly shorter though. Just think, you'll be able to fill it up with regular droids for only an additional 150 bucks or so!

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#12 Esser-Z

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:01 PM

What? Laaame.

"Battle-ready" implies they're all full figures to me, but...

Edited by Esser-Z, 24 January 2012 - 11:02 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:02 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jan 25 2012, 02:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Hora Hora @ Jan 24 2012, 10:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wait

twenty

it has twenty droids in it?!

Supposedly it's a bait and switch. Only four are regular droids and the remaining sixteen are molded in the storage mold.


Oh to hell with that then.

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#14 Esser-Z

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:04 PM

I'd be seriously tempted to buy it if does come with 20 droid figures. Instant army my other toys could fight, with vehicle! That just tickles the kid in me.

If it doesn't, though, I'll definitely not be interested.

Edited by Esser-Z, 24 January 2012 - 11:04 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:14 PM

QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Jan 24 2012, 11:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd be seriously tempted to buy it if does come with 20 droid figures. Instant army my other toys could fight, with vehicle! That just tickles the kid in me.

If it doesn't, though, I'll definitely not be interested.


Yeah, I'd be more surprised if it did come with all those figs though. I assume this is going to be a hundred bucks at least already, and that many figures would easily add another fifty to seventy five or so.

The shame is, it's not like a Rebel Transport or something that can double as a carrying case. This can only store a bunch of one type of figure.

 
 
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:41 AM

Yakface.com is reporting this will likely be a Target Exclusive, DPCI is 087-06-0846 and a price of 129.99. Well, at least we know it will go on sale - if this was a TRU exclusive it would have cost thirty dollars more AND been on shelves for five years.
 
 
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:25 AM

I kinda want that MTT, I always thought was such a cool looking vehicle.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:26 AM

Yeah, the MTT is a really cool vehicle design. And like I said, if it really does come with a pre-assembled army... well. I always want generics for my robots to fight...

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:29 AM

I have no idea who Shae Vizla is (well, other than deducing she's an ancestor of the Pre Vizla), but that proto they showed of her looks pretty cool.

I don't think I need another Nikto or Force Unleashed guy though.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:13 PM

Do you think Hasbro will ever make a new X-Wing toy (to scale with the figures, of course)? How many more years can they milk that old mold?



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