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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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#21 Dake

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:20 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Jan 25 2012, 11:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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.


I think I read she's from a video game ( maybe Old Republic)?


QUOTE(Benbot @ Jan 25 2012, 12:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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?


Ermm... The large Force FX sculpt is about as close to scale as we're likely to get and it's not that far off. I'm not at home to measure but I think it comes in around 1:20 maybe? In any case it's much bigger than the original vintage mold.
 
 
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#22 Daith

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:57 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jan 25 2012, 11:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NightViper @ Jan 25 2012, 11:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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.


I think I read she's from a video game ( maybe Old Republic)?

You are correct good sir. She is indeed from the Old Republic. You see her in action in the sacking of the Jedi Temple video. Though I'm not sure if there is any other appearance from her in game yet.

And personally if the Force Unleashed figures weren't TRU exclusives all the time except the first games initial wave I'd be snatching them up left and right. I'm still waiting for Bastilla and Nom Anor already. But if there is a wave of TOR figures they will be mine!

Edited by Daith, 25 January 2012 - 02:00 PM.


#23 The Predaking

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:04 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Jan 25 2012, 10:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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.


She is the Bounty Hunter in the awesome Star Wars: The Old Republic cinematic where the Sith attack the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. You should definitely check it out.


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Posted 25 January 2012 - 05:38 PM

Any word on the Solo kids getting a re issue? Maybe an Anakin or a Ben Skywalker figure? I NEVER saw Jacen or Jaina in the stores when they were supposedly released. I think there was 1 semi full of them and some a hole on Ebay hijacked the truck and is selling them off. lol.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:12 PM

QUOTE(Darth_Prime @ Jan 25 2012, 04:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Any word on the Solo kids getting a re issue? Maybe an Anakin or a Ben Skywalker figure? I NEVER saw Jacen or Jaina in the stores when they were supposedly released. I think there was 1 semi full of them and some a hole on Ebay hijacked the truck and is selling them off. lol.


I sure hope so I was irked when that whole EU wave went TRU exclusive.

#26 Mecheon

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:42 AM

They showed up pretty common here in Australia. I have them, even

Now if we're talking about things we want re-released, how's about that set that came with HK-47? You know, the one never released in Australia grumblegrumble...

#27 Vestras

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:20 AM

<walks into thread and sets down beach chair> Don't mind me, just waiting on more SWTOR toys.

I've seen the Lego Talon and Fury kits, and I see here Shae Vizla is getting a figure (Natch), so can't wait to see what we get next. Heck, I'll even take some SWTF figures of some of this icon-fire.gif
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:21 AM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jan 25 2012, 12:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NightViper @ Jan 25 2012, 11:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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.


I think I read she's from a video game ( maybe Old Republic)?


QUOTE(Benbot @ Jan 25 2012, 12:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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?


Ermm... The large Force FX sculpt is about as close to scale as we're likely to get and it's not that far off. I'm not at home to measure but I think it comes in around 1:20 maybe? In any case it's much bigger than the original vintage mold.


In light of the spectacular new original trilogy vehicles that have come out in the last few years, I think the X-Wing is in for an overhaul.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:29 AM

They overhauled it a bit for the new TRU set with Vader's TIE. It's got a new cockpit and a new front end with a proton torpedo launcher and some storage spaces. I doubt they're going to do much more retooling in the near future, since the F/X version is generally considered to be a pretty great mold.
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:05 PM

QUOTE(Daith @ Jan 25 2012, 01:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dake @ Jan 25 2012, 11:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NightViper @ Jan 25 2012, 11:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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.


I think I read she's from a video game ( maybe Old Republic)?

You are correct good sir. She is indeed from the Old Republic. You see her in action in the sacking of the Jedi Temple video. Though I'm not sure if there is any other appearance from her in game yet.

Far as I can know, she's in the Sith intro video, and getting a Gentle Giant bust, and now a action figure (which looks very cool), but is she actually in the game at all? I can't find any info on her being in it. icon-depth.gif


QUOTE(Daith @ Jan 25 2012, 09:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Darth_Prime @ Jan 25 2012, 04:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Any word on the Solo kids getting a re issue? Maybe an Anakin or a Ben Skywalker figure? I NEVER saw Jacen or Jaina in the stores when they were supposedly released. I think there was 1 semi full of them and some a hole on Ebay hijacked the truck and is selling them off. lol.


I sure hope so I was irked when that whole EU wave went TRU exclusive.

So that's why I never saw them, I can never get to my TRU. icon-wildride.gif

Plus I'm sure scalpers got to them way before I would have gotten there anyway.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:56 AM

Dug around last night and plucked my Titanium Outrider out, and I was reminded how much I wish I had more of these. Any word if there will be an equivalent small scale space ship toyline again in the future?
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:32 AM

QUOTE(Vestras @ Jan 27 2012, 06:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dug around last night and plucked my Titanium Outrider out, and I was reminded how much I wish I had more of these. Any word if there will be an equivalent small scale space ship toyline again in the future?


Well, anything is possible. They are releasing three, three-packs for the 3d Phantom Menace toyline but they are all old repaints, nothing new though and no announcements for anything further. The cynical part of me just knows they are using this to "test the waters" and when no one buys three packs of ships they've already had for years Hasbro will use it as proof the Titanium line won't work.

Of course, even if they do decide to resurrect it I imagine it would be rereleases for a while before they invested in anything new.
 
 
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:18 PM

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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.

How is it a Target exclusive? It's in their computer, so what, they had the BMF in the system before it was revealed as well. I find it highly improbable that Hasbro would invest SO MUCH into a big vehicle, tied to the biggest media push of the brand's year, and limit it to ONE store.

In other news, Vintage is dead in my area. Stupid Walmart got a "display set" of wave 5 (?) to tie in with the BluRay release....and we still have PILES of them. As in, more Vintage than the other two segments (Clone Wars and Movie Legends) COMBINED. Probably won't see a new assortment until next Christmas, at best.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:44 PM

QUOTE(Steevy Maximus @ Jan 27 2012, 01:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dake @ Jan 25 2012, 11:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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.

How is it a Target exclusive? It's in their computer, so what, they had the BMF in the system before it was revealed as well. I find it highly improbable that Hasbro would invest SO MUCH into a big vehicle, tied to the biggest media push of the brand's year, and limit it to ONE store.


Yeah - you're probably right. I think it was actually somewhere else that was trying to say it was a "store exclusive" and then the Target info popped up. I'd be surprised too if they limited the market and I doubt Target would want to gamble on something that big.

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In other news, Vintage is dead in my area. Stupid Walmart got a "display set" of wave 5 (?) to tie in with the BluRay release....and we still have PILES of them. As in, more Vintage than the other two segments (Clone Wars and Movie Legends) COMBINED. Probably won't see a new assortment until next Christmas, at best.
Bastards already cost me Bastilla Shan...


Yep - it's always been on the fine line of too expensive and now with the new price hikes and less than exciting offerings...
 
 
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:50 PM

QUOTE(Steevy Maximus @ Jan 27 2012, 01:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dake @ Jan 25 2012, 11:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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.

How is it a Target exclusive? It's in their computer, so what, they had the BMF in the system before it was revealed as well. I find it highly improbable that Hasbro would invest SO MUCH into a big vehicle, tied to the biggest media push of the brand's year, and limit it to ONE store.

In other news, Vintage is dead in my area. Stupid Walmart got a "display set" of wave 5 (?) to tie in with the BluRay release....and we still have PILES of them. As in, more Vintage than the other two segments (Clone Wars and Movie Legends) COMBINED. Probably won't see a new assortment until next Christmas, at best.
Bastards already cost me Bastilla Shan...


Wha? Bastilla hasn't already been out has she?

EDIT: Quick Ebay search reveals FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
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Go figure I though she was delayed more but of course since no one buys the rest of the vintage I pry missed her due to her not even showing in town.

Edited by Daith, 27 January 2012 - 03:53 PM.


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Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:01 PM

Yeah... I saw her exactly once in the wild (and bought her). She's a victim of bad timing and clogged pegs over the holidays. On the plus side, she might show up at ROSS or something in a few months. icon-fire.gif
 
 
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#37 Vestras

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:17 PM

There's a Bastilla Shan figure out currently? In the Vintage style packaging?

....<empty spinning chair and puff cloud>
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:39 PM

Well, "currently". I saw her twice a couple of months ago, which was handy because the first one had a pretty messed-up face.

I was hoping there'd be a big full-shelves launch with today's Episode I-3D street date, but apart from TRU's overprice-a-palooza and the same small handful of opened-early stuff that Walmart had last week, nobody seems to have anything new today. I'm moping at you, Target!
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:34 PM

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