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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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#41 Betty Nor

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 06:28 PM

I found the oddest thing today: Vintage carded Darth Malgus. I don't even know who this is yet - Old Republic maybe? - but damn, he's cool looking.

Anyway, just a head's up since I never knew Bastila was out until she was an eBay exclusive. Good hunting!

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:25 AM

QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Apr 30 2012, 04:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I found the oddest thing today: Vintage carded Darth Malgus. I don't even know who this is yet - Old Republic maybe? - but damn, he's cool looking.

Anyway, just a head's up since I never knew Bastila was out until she was an eBay exclusive. Good hunting!

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And ya he's featured heavily in the story and cinematics of The Old Republic.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:04 AM

Sandtroopers has pics of a new Battlepack with Savage, Cyborg Maul and Nightsister. This is pretty cool; I never saw armored Savage on the old cards and I'm really surprised they've done the Mother!


 
 
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:21 AM

I might have to get that for the armored Savage.

Because that Maul is pretty cool too. The Nightsister Mother I have no strong feelings about though. I suppose it is cool that they made her, but I didn't much care for the Nightsister story arc.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:25 AM

That's one nubby saberstaff Maul has.
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:58 AM

QUOTE(Fishbug @ May 10 2012, 10:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's one nubby saberstaff Maul has.

Yeah it is, didn't notice that before. I wonder if it spins on that little disk? Either way, I've got a spare Maul blade laying around somewhere so that'll get swapped out.
 
 
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#47 Scavgraphics

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:00 PM

Darth Maul returns? Did they use superglue?

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:04 PM

QUOTE(Scavgraphics @ May 10 2012, 03:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Darth Maul returns? Did they use superglue?


Well Lightsabers cauterize. I think it's possible for some species not to have any vital parts below the waist. icon-arcee.gif


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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:35 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ May 10 2012, 04:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Scavgraphics @ May 10 2012, 03:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Darth Maul returns? Did they use superglue?


Well Lightsabers cauterize. I think it's possible for some species not to have any vital parts below the waist. icon-arcee.gif


-ZacWilliam, I'm assuming "The Dark Side did it."

I'm not certain you could really cauterize the large arteries in the lower torso closed. I've got a feeling that it'd be about the same as a lightsaber slicing through a garden hose.

That is, assuming Maul has a human-like circulatory system.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:40 PM

Yeah. We still don't know in the cartoon how he survived - just that he did. I've never read the comic in which he returned, did they explain it there? Anyway yeah... the Force did it or something.
 
 
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#51 MightyMegs

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:58 AM

I love the new Vader, but something about the helmet seemed off. I painted the eye lenses black... what do you think? Better?


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Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:32 AM

I think I haven't found a single new figure since the Phantom Menace wave, and I'm feeling perilously close to dropping this line like a hot potato for the first time since 1978.
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:28 AM

I think on that scale, the black lenses look better. They smokey look just doesn't translate well otherwise.

I've been thankful for the hiatus in the line honestly, gives me a chance to save some money. I bought my first new figure in a while with the clone wars commando Boss - only to get home and realize he was partially gimped without ankles or knees which frankly pisses me off. So, the more they do like that the fewer I buy anyway.

I wonder if the MTT is still even coming out at this rate because I think sales have slowed dramatically based simply on my experiences.
 
 
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#54 Betty Nor

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:02 AM

It's supposed to be ANH Vader so he's supposed to have the doofy coloured lenses.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:04 AM

QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Jun 8 2012, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's supposed to be ANH Vader so he's supposed to have the doofy coloured lenses.

Yeah, but I can't find a single pic or screen shot that looks the way Hasbro painted them.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:13 AM

QUOTE(MightyMegs @ Jun 8 2012, 11:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Jun 8 2012, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's supposed to be ANH Vader so he's supposed to have the doofy coloured lenses.

Yeah, but I can't find a single pic or screen shot that looks the way Hasbro painted them.

The original Vader mask had a smokey, slightly gold tinted lens that showed more or less depending on the angle and lighting (I think Sansweet talked about it in one of his books?). You can kind of see it in This pic.. It's mostly a trick of the light along the same lines as Han's "blue" coat in Empire, which is why I don't think it works well when it's actually painted on. They changed the color of the lenses for Vader's mask in Empire onwards.

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#57 MightyMegs

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:35 PM

The ANH helmet had a red-tint to the lenses, but it's only noticeable in a few shots (blowing up Alderaan, TIE cockpit). The helmet was continually modified throughout filming, and it's unknown if the red lenses were present in every shot.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 05:31 PM

Is it still possibly to use steam to take the blisters off cards without damaging them to much? I want to repaint some Vintage Collection figures, and re-use the cards and bubbles.

Otherwise, kinda kicking myself for not getting the Gen. Craken when I saw him.
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:53 PM

Well, I managed to find the new Captain Rex and CW Obi-Wan today. It says something about the current state of this line that it took me a bit to actually realize I was looking at new figures that I didn't already own.
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