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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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#1201 Spark

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:48 AM

I'm thinking something went really wrong with distribution.  I mean, it's not like any other stores seem to be getting much TLK either except for Toys R Us, and that's just their exclusives.


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:50 AM

Yeah, I mean, you can complain about general distribution or I-never-saw-x-in-my-area or it-was-a-month-after-the-California-sightings-before-we-got-y but this is a whole new level. This is functionally an entire toyline in nearly the entire country.



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:55 AM

Stores not getting or dumping exclusives is pretty new, especially.  I can't think of that happening before aside from exclusives getting out-and-out canned before being solicited, like the tail end RotF stuff.

 

And Target basically having no exclusives after always having a load for every other movie is just extra weird.


Edited by Spark, 19 October 2017 - 09:56 AM.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:24 AM

So is the writing on the wall with this last movie offering?

 

Do retailers not want Transformers movie toys like they did with the last 4 movies?




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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:26 AM

Went to TRU after a very bad day.

No Infernocus despite much of the other stuff. However, spotted a lone box of "TRA MOV5 COMBINER W/SLUG" on an unattended trolley and opened it. 4 Infernocus inside, one now bought.

The codename is probably old news but worth sharing if you need to ask staff to check for it.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:31 AM

So is the writing on the wall with this last movie offering?

 

Do retailers not want Transformers movie toys like they did with the last 4 movies?

 

I wouldn't be surprised if orders were lower than the last movie, but that can't possibly explain everything that went wrong with toy availability this time. Walmart got those huge aisle displays, but they came after our Walmarts, at least, had already gotten a first shipment of wave 1 in, so they were pretty much instantly overkill. In previous years, those would have been for launch day, or else they would have had later product on them.

 

Hell, I think this is the first movie where there weren't at least two waves of some price points available on day 1, let alone day...130 or whatever we're up to now.



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:43 AM

I think the movie toyline highpoint was ROTF.

No one expected the first film to do as well as it did, hence the rush to extend the line. ROTF was thus planned better and used to make wacky shit they'd never get out there otherwise.

DOTM is where the rot started to set in. The itch for Transformers just wasn't there in consumers, the novelty was gone. AOE tried to address this but banked so much on the Dinobots, only for the movie to basically ignore them.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:49 AM

Has the Mission to Cybertron subline really not surfaced in the UK before now?


Cybertron/Primus and the Deluxe Optimus Prime 2-pack have.

Went to TRU after a very bad day.

No Infernocus despite much of the other stuff. However, spotted a lone box of "TRA MOV5 COMBINER W/SLUG" on an unattended trolley and opened it. 4 Infernocus inside, one now bought.

The codename is probably old news but worth sharing if you need to ask staff to check for it.


"Combnr n Slug" was listed in the TRU leak from January.
http://news.tfw2005....e-prices-330855

I... guess "Slug" might refer to Quintessa?
"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:55 AM

This might have been mentioned before, but wasn't MPM-4 Optimus Prime's original "street date" listed as November 1st in TRU computers?

 

Of course, he was released earlier than that (in some places, anyway, haven't seen him around here yet), but could it be that they really are/were planning "later" releases, at least for exclusives anyway, or was that "November 1" just a generic upcoming date for TRU's computer system? 

 

Also, I don't know the status of that rumored "movie continuation" line that was leaked not too long ago (the one with a rumored Leader class Blackout), but perhaps they planned to hold and release a lot of product later than "normal" to segue into that line?

 

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:02 AM

I do recall what you're saying about MPM Prime, but that was probably just TRU weirdness, since evidently the entire TLK line had an on-sale date of September 1 in TRU's computers and Hasbro reps had to come around and tell them to ignore that. Just more of the bizarre clusterhug that was TLK's toyline.



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:04 AM

The leaked "movie legacy" line was dated as launching shortly ahead of the Bee Movie's original summer 2018 release date (ignoring the fact the dates were all mistakenly given for 2017), but now Paramount has gone and moved the Bee Movie to the very end of 2018, which will very likely hug with Hasbro's plans for that line.


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:29 AM

Maybe by the time the movie comes out, wave 2 will be on shelves.



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:53 AM

Also, I don't know the status of that rumored "movie continuation" line that was leaked not too long ago (the one with a rumored Leader class Blackout), but perhaps they planned to hold and release a lot of product later than "normal" to segue into that line?

None of that is "rumored".  We know it exists.  We just don't know if it'll end up being an Asia-only thing or a worldwide push.  If the TLK line got back on track in November, it'd end up overlapping with the new movie line, so one of those is either not happening or getting delayed.  My bets are on the rest of TLK just... not happening for the USA.

 

I do recall what you're saying about MPM Prime, but that was probably just TRU weirdness, since evidently the entire TLK line had an on-sale date of September 1 in TRU's computers and Hasbro reps had to come around and tell them to ignore that. Just more of the bizarre clusterhug that was TLK's toyline.

I ran into that in August when I found it.  The boxes were dated to be on the shelves in August (I think), but everything else said November, so they'd have a manager override to sell it.


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 03:16 PM

"Combnr n Slug" was listed in the TRU leak from January.
http://news.tfw2005....e-prices-330855

I... guess "Slug" might refer to Quintessa?


Little update here: I just found Infernocus at a TRU store here in Germany, and he rang up as "TF5 Horned Beast". Huh.

Also, 60 Euros. Jesus.
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 03:31 PM

60 Euros.  Holy crap, that's absurd even by Hasbro Europe/UK standards.


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 05:42 PM

TF5 Horned Beast is a new one. Also, would have been an equally great name.

 

Wait, was it in English?



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 04:21 AM

TRU UK doing an offer where £100 purchase gets you a £10 gift voucher. A tiny, tiny sweetener if you buy Primus.

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 04:44 AM

TF5 Horned Beast is a new one. Also, would have been an equally great name.
 
Wait, was it in English?


Yes. German TRU ringups are always in English.
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Posted 21 October 2017 - 04:37 AM

Infernocus makes the point that Abominus would have been better with a Commander as the torso. I know the one here is bigger than a Commander but point made.

On the other hand, the weathering is like the awful foil stickers. Given Kenner/Hasbro pioneered weathered painting on toys, it's sad to see the ugly attempt here. You can see pixelation!

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 11:50 AM

Is it just me or does Movie the Best TLK Hammer Bee have the exact same deco as the standard release?  


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