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@  wonko the sane? : (18 November 2017 - 08:37 AM)

You won't be at school or work anymore... so mitigated success.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2017 - 05:21 PM)

Just don't try to plug yourself into an outlet. It won't end well.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2017 - 04:57 PM)

Trying to stay awake at work or school is a lot like using your controller when it's on low battery

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 10:31 AM)

If you're used to doing it with tabs, that makes sense. It doesn't feel weird for me.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:28 AM)

Also, it just feels weird if switching between webpages uses the same actions as switching between programs.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:21 AM)

I switch between different things on the browser and click on various plugins and stuff far more often than switching from program to program.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 10:19 AM)

Yeah I'm mostly just venting from frustration rather than trying to convince anyone, though @NotVeryNightly I will point out that the windows for the other programs I'm running are at the bottom of the screen as well.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:09 AM)

Tabs are on the top, near the address bar, browser tools, plugins and whatnot so the cursor will be there frequently anyway. Switching windows would require going down the screen.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 10:03 AM)

I mean, you do you. No bigs. You've just got a fairly unique stance that surprised me.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 09:54 AM)

I haven't seen words on the bottom bar of the screen since XP.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:13 AM)

All of which is put on the point that I don't care if people want to use tabs, I just want the option to not have them present for me on my browser.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:12 AM)

@Shrug- A quick glance at the bottom of the screen shows me what is open and where. Load times are basically so trivial that the load indicator on a tab is something I didn't notice until you mentioned it. The "which instance is playing noise" is a fair point but has basically only really been approaching meaningful for me maybe twice in all the time tabs have existed.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:07 AM)

@NotveryKnightly- I have never encountered a situation where that is true, especially given that tabs are on the other side of the screen to the other things I'm switching through.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:06 AM)

@ Nevermore- The windows at the bottom have the names of the websites on them, presuming you don't collapse them.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:08 AM)

Geez, this is reminding me of the awful pre-tab days.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:07 AM)

I can look at the tab to see if it hasn't finished loading yet. Now you can see which tab is playing sound, so no need to hunt through windows to find a video ad that started playing.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And a quick glance lets me know whats open and where. No clicking multiple windows hunting for something. No waiting for some window preview to pop up (which wasn't available when tabs first started.)

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 06:03 AM)

Switching between tabs is way quicker than between windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:09 AM)

It's like having a clear structore with sub-directores, instead of just having all files on your computer stored in one giant directory.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:08 AM)

This way, I can switch between windows and then select the tab, instead of always trying to remember which window is for which website.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:07 AM)

I find one browser window with multiple tabs a lot easier to handle alongside other windows than multiple browser windows alongside other windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

I find multiple tabs a lot more comfortable than multiple windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

erm... no?

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 03:26 AM)

On mobile devices and whatever I understand why tabs would be a thing, but on a full desktop browser it's just- "Hey, here's a thing that's kind of like opening a new window, but objectively worse in every practical way"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 November 2017 - 01:41 AM)

Someone remind me again: which versions of the CW Hot Spot mold did not suffer from bad hip ratcheting?

@  BlackMax : (16 November 2017 - 06:33 PM)

Holy crap I just pushed the F11 key for the first time on a keyboard since about 1994.

@  Shrug : (16 November 2017 - 01:11 PM)

tabs being wretched bs is definitely an opinion I've never seen before

@  RC85747 : (16 November 2017 - 08:25 AM)

Vivaldi lets you hide the tab bar

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 07:45 AM)

Yeah but that gets rid of everything else as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 November 2017 - 07:33 AM)

Hit F11 Pennpenn

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 04:15 AM)

I get that people like tabs. Fine. Whatever. I just detest the fact that most current browsers don't let you have the option of just hiding the bar away so I don't have to even think about the wretched bullshit things.

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

Does anyone know of a browser that doesn't force tabs on you? Just... any sodding browser that doesn't have tabs.

@  Telly : (16 November 2017 - 01:59 AM)

being mostly wrong is better than being TOTALLY wrong!

@  BlackMax : (15 November 2017 - 09:26 PM)

ALL HAIL THE BLESSED OCTOBUTT.

@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 08:24 PM)

I really hope so. All of my high school drawings and notes (Hand-written notes! God, I'm old.) from girls are in a chest in the attic of my parents house. I'll check when I visit!

@  MEDdMI : (15 November 2017 - 06:39 PM)

Do you still have those drawings?

@  BlackMax : (15 November 2017 - 06:31 PM)

I think lesbian ninjas is just an unmitigated good idea. *shrug*

@  Devcon : (15 November 2017 - 05:56 PM)

well, that and Balloon Doggies, Mr secretary

@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 04:12 PM)

It's my crowning Allspark achievement! You're welcome.

@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 04:05 PM)

"Someone" being me. No mystery to it, I used to draw a lot during class when I was in high school. I came up with lesbian ninjas, which were a specialized team of assassins with amazing hair and impeccable style. I scanned some of my drawings and mentioned them a few times on the ezboard 17 years ago, and people seemed to like the idea.

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 01:05 PM)

Thanks in any case!

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 01:05 PM)

Oh, wow. That is ages ago. 

@  Telly : (15 November 2017 - 01:03 PM)

ages ago meaning when the spark was still on ezboard

@  Telly : (15 November 2017 - 01:02 PM)

i think maybe it was part of a title of a movie someone posted ages ago and the "lesbian ninja" part stood out and people just latched on to it. please note this is possibly totally and completely wrong cause my memory is terrible anymore

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 12:11 PM)

I don't think it's a fandom thing, I think it's an Allspark thing. Or that's been my perception. Mayhem has some lesbian ninja regulars now but I think the reference is much older. = ] 

@  Robowang : (15 November 2017 - 11:02 AM)

Who knows. I always thought it was stupid.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 November 2017 - 10:31 AM)

What is this fandom's deal with lesbian ninjas? Is it some fantheory about Nightbird or something?

@  OrionPax44 : (15 November 2017 - 08:26 AM)

Huh my phone didn't even alert me for some reason. Guess it only does on the Mayhem Discord Hangouts??

@  BlackMax : (14 November 2017 - 09:41 PM)

Telly, you are FIRED as my PR agent. :D

@  Telly : (14 November 2017 - 09:05 PM)

you all dont know what you missed. there was fun. there were games. lesbian ninjas. tang and even a couple human sacrifices.


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#41 Sabrblade

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 11:58 AM

I think I just found Action Toys' website, but there's something I'm confused about. The site has the ES Gokin and EM Gokin figures on it, but I thought those were made by some group called Art Storm or Fewture. What's Action Toys' connection to Art Storm/Fewture?


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:01 PM

I am buying the hell out of these.  I hope Cy-Kill gets his Tonka colors, too.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:03 PM

I just realized I might get a modern Tux out of this.

 

...

 

Mind blown.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:11 PM

I need Turbo

 

NEED NEED!


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:42 PM

 

compliment and steal accessories

You probably mean "complement," but yours is better.

"Hey there, handsome." *yoinks*

 

Oh man, and I'm rocking the English degree, employed as a librarian, and do freelance editing on the side.  :burn 

 

Clearly the coffee had not fully kicked in... yes, that's it...

 

 

 

So lemme get this straight. These aren't being released by Bandai as Soul of Chogokin figures, but are instead being released as something else by some Hong Kong company?


That could be the case, based on how they were in the same display case as that Steel Jeeg, but it seems none of the pictures gave a clear view of the text on the labes/cards, so it might not be 100% certain which line and company are doing these.

 

So it's either Bandai or Action Toys that's behind this, then.

 

I don't see a Bandai logo anywhere, so there may be something to the idea that they just plain don't own it anymore.

 

I think I just found Action Toys' website, but there's something I'm confused about. The site has the ES Gokin and EM Gokin figures on it, but I thought those were made by some group called Art Storm or Fewture. What's Action Toys' connection to Art Storm/Fewture?

Reviews of the EM Gokin Blue Jet credit any of the three and sometimes combinations of them, so I'm guessing it's a very close connection.



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:52 PM

 

 

 

So lemme get this straight. These aren't being released by Bandai as Soul of Chogokin figures, but are instead being released as something else by some Hong Kong company?


That could be the case, based on how they were in the same display case as that Steel Jeeg, but it seems none of the pictures gave a clear view of the text on the labes/cards, so it might not be 100% certain which line and company are doing these.

 

So it's either Bandai or Action Toys that's behind this, then.

 

I don't see a Bandai logo anywhere, so there may be something to the idea that they just plain don't own it anymore.

 

I'm not sure how, since it's not like Machine Robo was a license to Bandai or something.  They created the line (well, Popy, but Popy was owned and subsumed by Bandai right at the start of Machine Robo anyway), so they would have had to sell off the property, assuming there's not some crazy Japanese law I don't know about in play.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:53 PM

http://www.taghobby....98-1024x915.jpg
http://www.taghobby....36-1024x739.jpg

Oh, turns out a few pictures do show the labels clearly. "© Production Reed" is there. The Japanese text just says "Machine Robo Revenge of Chronos".

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 01:17 PM

Yeah, there's no way Bandai would be putting out all these Machine Robo at once.  I'll maybe buy some of these if they're decently engineered, but they look somewhat off, even taking the design difference between Machine Robo and GoBots.
 

Bandai has a tendency to display things that never actually get made. Soul of Chogokin Escaflowne is infamous, and they had a bunch if Super Sentai/Power Rangers mecha displayed as part of their Super Robot Chogokin line

As I already mentioned in the Japanese collectibles thread, Escaflowne was specifically marked in Japanese as being an item that had yet to be officially greenlit.  Bandai isn't going to put out something if they don't think the consumer response to it is good enough for them.

good enough for them is super strange with a bit of weird. there are many characters in saint seiya that collector would kill to have revised versions of, but they stick to releasing the same gold saints in  different formats over and over again. 


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 01:23 PM

I'm amazed a no-name company could've bought the license. Even if Takara didn't want it themselves I have to imagine Hasbro would've fronted them the money just so they could use the designs. Unless it's simply sub-licensed, which sounds infinitely more believable.

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 01:28 PM

I'm trying to wrap my head around exactly what licensing is going on here-  Production Reed produced the Revenge of Cronos anime under the Ashi Pro name, who were working under license from Bandai, but can turn around and license out the show likenesses to Action Toys somehow?  That's a bit like Sunbow (if it still existed) licensing out the Transformers to Mattel or something.  I really don't understand how this works without Bandai in the mix.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 01:43 PM

It will probably be cheaper to get this new Snoop than the original toy has been for 20+ years.

Also, if this is based on the Machine Robo cartoon, does that mean a hypothetical Crasher would be white? Are there any other color differences in play? Did MR also do a color swap on Leader-1?

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 01:48 PM

This is the most amazing thing I've seen since MP Wheeljack!
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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:05 PM

This is great. I've been waiting for something like this since I got baikungfu.



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:08 PM

It will probably be cheaper to get this new Snoop than the original toy has been for 20+ years.

Also, if this is based on the Machine Robo cartoon, does that mean a hypothetical Crasher would be white? Are there any other color differences in play? Did MR also do a color swap on Leader-1?

All the Tonka colors (blue/white Leader-1, black/green Cy-Kill, black Crasher, etc) came out really late in the original Machine Robo run, but to my knowledge those aren't any of the schemes used in the anime.  Counter-X has the best info to check.

 

(I'll just be sitting over here with my Snoop while you check.)


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:18 PM

Well, that Cy-Kill is perfect in every way. And the rest aren't far behind. I highly doubt I'll be able to afford the whole line but I do hope to get a good few.
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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:23 PM

They look like third party toys, and unlike Robowang I don't mean that as a compliment.

 

However:

 

Tank was my first transforming robot toy and I would probably buy this one if it came out.



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:27 PM

no Crasher... i am disappoint


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:29 PM

This thread is breaking ng my heart, but sufficiently preparing me for these to be some combination of unnattainable.
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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:37 PM

They look like third party toys, and unlike Robowang I don't mean that as a compliment.

 

Not nearly blocky and randomly detailed enough.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:44 PM

I'd definitely be in for the more prominent characters. Glad I didn't buckle and get that 3rd party Cy-kill now.



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