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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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So... is the RID line mostly done this time, or will there be another subline imprint?


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#81 Jalaguy

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:43 PM

I suspect we will never see any of the Combiner Force stuff from Takara. I suspect enough that I bought all the Hasbro versions of everyone.
 
They never even released toys of everyone from the Mini-Con Weaponizers sub-season, with Paralon getting only an exclusive release, and no sign of Scatterspike, Tricerashot or Bashbreaker in any form. (Or Thermidor, obviously.)


TFWiki says they bundled a clear Tricerashot with their version of the big electronic Power Surge Prime.

But yeah, at this point it feels like Takara has all but given up on marketing Transformers to Japanese children. Am I right in thinking that the TLK toys (which are all just straight Hasbro imports) are the only product they've released in 2017 that isn't actively collector-orientated?


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:45 PM

That's true, and I even have that Tricerashot - I guess I mentally removed him from the release list because he's not a "standard" Tricerashot. But he is a Tricerashot that you could go into a store and buy in Japan, and to the best of my knowledge that was never actually possible in the US, although not because Hasbro didn't make any.



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:48 PM

Last I looked on Monday the local TRU still had the likes of Thermidor on pegs. Still willing to help if I can.



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 02:32 PM

That's true, and I even have that Tricerashot - I guess I mentally removed him from the release list because he's not a "standard" Tricerashot. But he is a Tricerashot that you could go into a store and buy in Japan, and to the best of my knowledge that was never actually possible in the US, although not because Hasbro didn't make any.


Yeah, the single-packed Mini-Cons kinda got the shaft in the US for whatever reason. Waves 3 and 4 of the non-Weaponizer ones were apparently only available at discounters, and the two Weaponizer waves were never released at all. But they were sold in other parts of the world.


"'[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 05 November 2017 - 03:24 PM

Not only discounters. The upsized grocery store Kroger Marketplaces, at the very least, got the wave 3 Mini-Cons.



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 05:52 PM

Watching the show caused my wife to fall in love with the mini-cons.  She finds Slipstream, Jetstorm, and Tricerashot especially adorable. 

She manages to only like difficult to find things.  Or things we've passed on buying in the past.  Held the Drift Deployer in my hands at a Ross like 6 months ago, but she didn't want mini-cons then.

 

So weird that the show really plays them up for a good chunk of time only for Hasbro to make them only sorta available in the US.  Did the size class not sell that well before they got to all the super minicon focused episodes?  


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#87 LV!

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 06:14 PM

Presumably, if the size class had been selling well, retailers would have been ordering cases of it when Hasbro was shipping later waves, instead of still sitting on a lot of Dragonuses and what have you. I don't know, I don't remember the Mini-Cons seeming like huge pegwarmers, but there must be some reason retailers lost interest.



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 06:49 PM

RID Mini-Cons have certainly shelf-warmed like motherhuggers in the UK. Plenty of places are still trying to clearance them (and Deployers) off now.


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:12 PM

Walmart kept them at full price (compare to the numerous other times they've clearanced various not-discontinued size classes that they stopped carrying over the past five years) and actually changed the peg tags to say "Weaponizer Mini-Cons", so I'm still not convinced they actually decided to stop carrying them until well after at least some of the missing waves should have been out.



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 10:17 PM

We (Philippines) seem to have brought in some overstock from elsewhere at super markdown prices (4 solos for like $6 a set), but annoyingly just that handful (Glacius/Back/Hammer/Scorch Strike Jetstorm). Not even a Swelter. And no sign of the four-packs with the neater redecos.



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 05:33 AM

On top of that, there's also the oddness off the Three-Step Changers assortment, which was effectively put on hold (whether intentional or not) for about a year as far as the US market was concerned, but then continued as if nothing had happened:

Wave 6 (Blizzard Strike Drift and Thunderhoof) - US retail sighting December 2015
Wave 7 (Stealthasaurus Rex Grimlock) - Australian retail sighting February 2016, Singapore retail sighting March 2016, German retail sighting September 2016, US retail sighting November 2016
Wave 8 ("Weaponizers" Energon Boost Bumblebee and Drift) - Australian retail sighting August 2016, German, Singapore and Hong Kong retail sightings October 2016, US retail sighting November 2016
Wave 9 ("Weaponizer" Bisk) - UK retail sighting September 2016, Australian retail sighting October 2016, US retail sighting November 2016
Wave 10 ("Combiner Force" Optimus Prime and Bumblebee) - US retail sighting January 2017
Wave 11 ("Combiner Force" Grimlock and Seismic Strike Thunderhoof) - US retail sighting January 2017
Wave 12 ("Combiner Force" Power Surge Bumblebee, Cybertron Strike Steeljaw and Soundwave) - US retail sighting May 2017
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Posted 11 November 2017 - 12:28 PM

How surprising. I actually spotted a Warrior Class Twinferno at my local Target today.

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 01:27 PM

RID Mini-Cons have certainly shelf-warmed like motherhuggers in the UK. Plenty of places are still trying to clearance them (and Deployers) off now.

Similar story with the Decepticon Hunters figure packs.

 

Funny they were so hard to find at launch, now show up in so many places at discount prices.





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