Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  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.


Photo
* * * * * 4 votes

Titans Returns General Discussion Thread - Surprise Grotusque/Scorponok, p.556


11573 replies to this topic

#11521 SHIELD Agent 47

SHIELD Agent 47

    Knight of Infinity

  • Staff
  • 4686 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:North America, Sol III, 2017 C.E.
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 11 November 2017 - 06:37 AM

Likewise.
 
Is there somewhere in the hundreds of pages of this thread an accounting of what was planned for the scrapped box sets in the Voyager and Leader sizes?  I doubt we'll actually see them like we did the three smaller classes, but I'm starting to wonder if an undocumented feature on Overlord was meant to let a redeco pass as a significantly different character, like Starsaber or something.  (The jet nose piece can peg onto the chest as armor.)
 
---Dave


All we have is speculation on those figures as our best hypotheses point to the latter two boxsets being scrapped early on in planning, to be replaced with the Arcee/Ultra Magnus and Grotusque/Scorponok sets.

And while I'm no industry expert, given the costs that go into designing Leader Class figures, I would speculate that Sky Shadow and Overlord are paired toolings.

Visit the Transformers Wiki and the IDW Hasbro Wiki!

 

 


#11522 Jim S

Jim S

    Evil Genius

  • Citizen
  • 1343 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Quadwal -3760.925 Theta
  • Faction::Unicron's Spawn

Posted 11 November 2017 - 08:32 AM

Godbomber was probably slated for one of the boxes.

#11523 Dave Zero1

Dave Zero1
  • Citizen
  • 2012 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 11 November 2017 - 10:24 AM

Hasbro said that Grotusque would be hitting a retailer, and I am taking them at their word. They just didn't say 'which' retailer. We've all assumed it will be TRU because of Arcee yet for all we know we might get hit with another surprise.

Edited by Dave Zero1, 11 November 2017 - 10:24 AM.


#11524 Jalaguy

Jalaguy

    won't hold Six Shot upside-down.

  • Staff
  • 8237 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UK
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 11 November 2017 - 02:23 PM

Hasbro said that Grotusque would be hitting a retailer, and I am taking them at their word. They just didn't say 'which' retailer. We've all assumed it will be TRU because of Arcee yet for all we know we might get hit with another surprise.


Nah, it's been confirmed as TRU. They didn't specify during the original presentation, but IIRC it got confirmed by a Hasbro rep at the show a few hours later.


DAEH6hLUAAAgb9l.png


#11525 LiamA

LiamA
  • Citizen
  • 2384 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:North Charleston, SC
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 11 November 2017 - 03:44 PM

It's funny.  I want to get the rest of the wave with Kup and Krok but I can't really find them in stores so I'm going to have order them but I have yet to go and do it.



#11526 The Predaking

The Predaking

    Warlord is amazing!

  • Supporter
  • 37467 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Despondos
  • Faction::Predacon

Posted 12 November 2017 - 01:18 AM

I am still looking for Wingblade, Misfire, and Twintwist. I never saw that wave anywhere around here. I am just going o have to buy those online since PotP is out in Retail now. 


Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!

 

http://www.allspark....ade-game/page-2

 

 


#11527 Dvandom

Dvandom

    Purveyor of Ponies. And Physics.

  • Supporter
  • 15748 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Amarillo, TX
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 12 November 2017 - 02:14 AM

Overlord has new toolings that seem to be in the service of something else entirely, like how he can wear his jet nose on his chest as armor, or the missile pods in his abdomen that are never actually both visible and pointed somewhere useful.  It makes me suspect they planned a "New faceplate and fold it differently" alternate character to be a third use of the basic tooling alongside Overlord and Sky Shadow.  Like, Dai Atlas perhaps.

 

---Dave


DAVE'S WEBPAGES
-- www.eyrie.org/~dvandom/BW --
NEWS, REVIEWS and SIGHTINGS
-- www.dvandom.com --
ARTWORK and IMAGES

Pssst...if you
can't see my images,
try my deviantArt!

#11528 Dracula

Dracula

    IS DEAD NOW

  • Staff
  • 4107 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Arkansas
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 12 November 2017 - 02:57 PM

Yeah, I went ahead and ordered Misfire, Windblade, and Twin Twist from Amazon. I ended up paying about $15 total over retail, which I figured makes up for the amount of gas I'd use driving around trying and failing to find them.

 

My Arcee also came in the mail last week. Now I just need to find the clones and pick up a Sky Shadow and I'll be done.


5140629382_7d653c135f.jpg

ALL OF TREASURES


#11529 Dave Zero1

Dave Zero1
  • Citizen
  • 2012 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 12 November 2017 - 05:48 PM

I've given up on Ramhorn Showing up at Canadian retail, so i went ahead and pre-ordered one  off Entertainment earth and sending it to a friend's house to the states.

 

Now i just need to wait  for grotusque.



#11530 PlasmaWolf

PlasmaWolf

    Tóg go bog é

  • Citizen
  • 3084 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:US
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:08 PM

I am still looking for Wingblade, Misfire, and Twintwist. I never saw that wave anywhere around here. I am just going o have to buy those online since PotP is out in Retail now. 

 

 

Wait......What's this about POTP figures being out now??


2 Timothy 3:16,17 - "All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work."

2 Timothy 1:9,10 - "God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel."

Acts 17:30,31 - "The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead."

John 3:16,17 - "For God so loved the world,that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him."

#11531 Noideaforaname

Noideaforaname

    Noideaforamembertitleeither

  • Citizen
  • 1143 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South Jersey

Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:39 PM

Wait......What's this about POTP figures being out now??

 

Targets are starting to get them in. Use this site to see if there in stores near you:

https://brickseek.co...entory-checker/

DPCI code is: 087-06-5863



#11532 The Predaking

The Predaking

    Warlord is amazing!

  • Supporter
  • 37467 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Despondos
  • Faction::Predacon

Posted 12 November 2017 - 08:17 PM

 

Wait......What's this about POTP figures being out now??

 

Targets are starting to get them in. Use this site to see if there in stores near you:

https://brickseek.co...entory-checker/

DPCI code is: 087-06-5863

 

Well, there are some around 3 hour drive away from me. I think that I will wait for them to show up a bit closer. 


 

I am still looking for Wingblade, Misfire, and Twintwist. I never saw that wave anywhere around here. I am just going o have to buy those online since PotP is out in Retail now. 

 

 

Wait......What's this about POTP figures being out now??

 

 

Yeah, I couldn't believe it either. 


Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!

 

http://www.allspark....ade-game/page-2

 

 


#11533 NovaSaber

NovaSaber

    Soundwave is colorblind

  • Citizen
  • 5258 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 12 November 2017 - 08:25 PM

Overlord has new toolings that seem to be in the service of something else entirely, like how he can wear his jet nose on his chest as armor, or the missile pods in his abdomen that are never actually both visible and pointed somewhere useful.  It makes me suspect they planned a "New faceplate and fold it differently" alternate character to be a third use of the basic tooling alongside Overlord and Sky Shadow.  Like, Dai Atlas perhaps.

 

---Dave

Or Flywheels. Flywheels has a jet nose chest.



#11534 The Phazer

The Phazer

    Pipes LIVES.

  • Citizen
  • 12216 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London, UK

Posted 13 November 2017 - 05:34 AM

Yeah, it's a reasonably safe assumption that Flywheels or Dai Atlas or Thunderwing were planned out of that mold, and Godbomber/Apex is a good guess for the other.

 

So the question becomes about the Voyagers, which is more open. The Japanese releases are a possibility, with Lioconvoy and G2 Megatron. Gutcruncher would have been cool, but the fact he was proposed for Botcon suggests it wasn't him. Comic Galvatron?



#11535 Jim S

Jim S

    Evil Genius

  • Citizen
  • 1343 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Quadwal -3760.925 Theta
  • Faction::Unicron's Spawn

Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:25 AM

Gutcruncher would have been cool, but the fact he was proposed for Botcon suggests it wasn't him. Comic Galvatron?


Remember, those were not proposed. Those were what MIGHT have been proposed had they had the opportunity. I don't think it tells us anything about what may or may not have been in a box set that we also didn't get.

#11536 LBD "Nytetrayn"

LBD "Nytetrayn"

    Quyzbuk

  • Supporter
  • 17814 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toronto
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:28 AM

I've given up on Ramhorn Showing up at Canadian retail, so i went ahead and pre-ordered one  off Entertainment earth and sending it to a friend's house to the states.
 
Now i just need to wait  for grotusque.


Well, that Ramhorn bit is just lovely...

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

qjWUWdm.gif1edr1cF.gif0g9jaoG.gifuWt4fLV.gif


#11537 SHIELD Agent 47

SHIELD Agent 47

    Knight of Infinity

  • Staff
  • 4686 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:North America, Sol III, 2017 C.E.
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:33 AM

Someone remind me again, did PRC2017 say how many BotCon 2017 concepts did have tentative approval? I can't remember if an exact figure was given.

Edited by SHIELD Agent 47, 13 November 2017 - 09:35 AM.

Visit the Transformers Wiki and the IDW Hasbro Wiki!

 

 


#11538 Gearshift

Gearshift

    insanely here for buff ROM

  • Citizen
  • 2208 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:56 AM

The boxset itself had tentative approval, and everything else was in the stages of being prepared for pitching before the entire thing was shitcanned. They self-admitted to doctoring the proposals further, by the way - Onyx Primal was going to be Convobat, since e-Hobby's wasn't announced.

Edited by Gearshift, 13 November 2017 - 09:58 AM.


#11539 NightViper

NightViper

    Ehhhhh...

  • Retired Staff
  • 39767 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:05 PM

It depends on what level of approval you're talking about. Pete was the first stage of approval, then Brian (usually a rubber stamp unless it sounded infeasible due to budget), then John Warden and Ben Montano, then higher Hasbro officials who had to coordinate with other offices inside Hasbro and contact Takara Tomy, then Takara Tomy themselves had to approve it, then it was finally sent to the factory... who also had to do their own approvals, especially when it came to the new sculpt pieces.

 

I can tell you with certainty that nothing got past John Warden in the chain of approvals. I cannot tell you specifically what concepts did and didn't make it that far, however. Some from the box set, some from the souvenirs, some from the FSS had mock-ups sent over the designers. Others were just concepts submitted asking for better renders and product photography so that more final and meaningful mock-ups could be made (depending on size class, we knew the first 2-3 waves of TR while working on the Club/Con product for 2016). We kept working on it all even when rumors were circulating, so it's difficult to remember what ended up getting to which level of approval. 



#11540 Jim S

Jim S

    Evil Genius

  • Citizen
  • 1343 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Quadwal -3760.925 Theta
  • Faction::Unicron's Spawn

Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:16 PM

Geeze, it's a miracle you guys had any product come out at all.



Reply to this topic



  


1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users