What was your last purchase? 2.0

Moar Displates, with a funky canvas monkey to go with them (albeit the monkey wasn’t a purchase, but a gift from my very talented aunt who painted it herself):

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I recently started again with an old childhood hobby of mine, Origami. The papers I found in local stores were too small and thick though. So I ordered a bunch of specialized papers from a dedicated Origami shop. It felt a bit weird to spend 50€ on paper of all things :crazy_face:, but it’s much more fun and rewarding with good material to work with.

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I’m thinking about getting some displates for my office at some point. I really like those location posters for Hitman, was thinking of getting 3 of them for my favourite location of each game from World of Assassination. Take it you seem to have a good time with them? From that picture you definetly have great taste in them and your aunt is definetly very talented.

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In general, I couldn’t be happier with the HITMAN Locations Displates - they’re great quality and they look fab. For the Locations series in particular, if you do end up ordering any I recommend choosing the Matte finish rather than the Gloss: the Locations series are all done in a cartoony picture-postcard style and so (IMO) you don’t want the finish to be shiny as the images themselves aren’t meant to sparkle. The Matte finish is also cheaper than the Gloss, which is a win-win as IMO it looks better.

If budget/space allows and you’re getting 3 in, I’d go for the Large size rather than the Medium. I went with Medium because I knew I was going to be ordering all of them and nobody has a big enough wall to put 22 Large Displates up together, but the Mediums aren’t all that big individually so given you’re looking to get a sensible number I’d recommend going Large if possible. (But NOT Extra Large for any Displate… they print one image across 4x Medium Displates and then you have to hang them up together which leaves joins in your image. Looks crap IMO.)

The one cautionary note I would offer is that I’ve seen enough posts on Reddit where Displates mounted using the supplied paper adhesive patch + flat magnet mounting system have fallen off someone’s wall and caused damage that I didn’t trust their mounts and made my own. (From the examples I’ve seen of the Displate mounts failing, the Displate itself NEVER falls from the magnet, but the magnet/paper adhesive can on occasion fall off the wall.) I understand that failures with the supplied mounting system aren’t necessarily common if you don’t have rough-surfaced walls and you follow the instructions properly, but I didn’t want to take any chances so I bought some countersunk magnets from Amazon (https://amzn.eu/d/3rH73Z1) and attached them to the wall by screwing them into drilled wall anchors - 2 for my Medium HITMAN Displates (centre top and centre bottom) and 3 for my other Large Displates (2 top corners and 1 bottom centre) and I sleep easy knowing that these aren’t coming down under any circumstances. You’re probably okay with the Displate mounts but I wanted certainty so went the wall anchor route.

Enjoy if you do pull the trigger, they look sensational when they’re up!

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3 tickets for the 25th anniversary screening of Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace.

Haven’t seen it in the cinema since 1999, I look forward to it. Might even get this awesome poster and frame it.

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Did you lose a bet or something?

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No, I saw the chance to watch the film that made me fall in love with the franchise 25 years ago, again in the cinema.

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Fair play. :+1: My tongue-in-cheek comment was made because I’m very much not a fan of any of the Star Wars movies (including the original 3 from the 70s/80s), but if that’s what you’re into then more power to you, hope you enjoy!

Back on track for the thread, and since my house move last year I have more wallspace to fill, so I bought this abstract oil painting from a local artist. It’s as big as my dining table, so hanging it is going to be fun(!)

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Personally I find 90% of the MCU to be mediocre films at best, with a handful of good films and one or two that’s above good. I find the worst Star Wars film to be on the same level if not better then the “best” the MCU achieved. Taste is subjective and like you said.

Take a picture when it’s on the wall. From what I can see, I like it.

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I see your 90% and raise it to 100%… :grin:

Will do. It’s getting hung up on Monday evening (paid a professional to do it as it’s too big for me to manage!), but the space it’s in won’t be complete until I take delivery of the two red-and-white egg chairs that I posted about above, and they are still a few weeks away from delivery… :sob:

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Jeez, I thought it was your dining table.

With all the Displates that you have I am having trouble believing that…

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Need my red-and-white egg chairs to arrive so that they can go with this now…

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I didn’t buy it yet, but I wonder if this works as advertised?

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“Prank your friends”

Eugh, feels a little extreme if its believable.
(Psych! You apparently have a physical injury and you didnt know!) :weary:

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Prank your friends is a bit silly. I just thought it might be a fun shower mat.

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Its not a knock on you, I’m just saying it just feels like… a weird kinda product marketed in a trivial way… :thinking:

Also it’s late and I probably need my sleep :sleeping:

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This Lego set

But Instead of building that bunny bird or seal I copied what this guy made also I find it funny he went from tank tutorials to Pokémon

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I picked up these two today. I have my priorities and I love my new children.

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Brought International Velvet by Catatonia!

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I got this song

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