Friday, March 12, 2010

Espio & Vecor to get Action Figures

Since the last blog post was so lame...
(Mostly just complaining about how stuff doesn't work, and letting everyone know there's an attempted fix going on on it) Here comes some good news:

JW will be making official Espio & Vector Figures
as reported by

who interviewed Joe Amaro from there. The interview is long and has personal details (ie who does he collect & etc) but those 2 were the main announcement. Chaotix fans (and there are a LOT of those) will rejoice for sure if they do a good job. And they've done darn good so far on ALL sculpts, so no problems there. This will be the next in line for 'fresh figures' for them, where no other company had made one before. They seem to have no problem with this, and even someone really detailed like Espio (buckles all over, etc) should do great.

They also confirmed a REAL Super Sonic Figure.
They label it as 'the correct version'. So they ADMIT that the super poser was a mistake? Who gave that thing the green light? It clearly states in the interview that they work closely with Sega, so who at Sega said "Yes, let's fleece the fans by releasing this yellow Sonic! We know it's not correct at all, but let's go ahead anyway and see who will give us money."

The whole issue of that figure is just really strange. The truth may never come out because it's getting to where no matter how it's phrased, it's not going to sound good. "Hold onto shelf space" might be ok, but still, it's a wierd move. I know it made a lot of people mad too, but in the end, it likely won't matter too much. Esp. if they set everything right with a really great REAL SS finally, because everyone has (clearly) wanted him for years, yet no one ever seems to deliver. No one got so mad that they'd turn down the real deal.

In all, it's a great news interview, and demonstrates that JW is going to keep doing new cool stuff in the future.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Attack of the Un-edit-able Page

Why is the update late this week?
Attack of the un-edit-able page! After a single trouble free update, trouble once again returns to plague Gear. This time, newgolive is having a jolly time creating uneditable pages. The page looks the same, but without a layout grid, and it refuses to acknowledge you clicking on anything! It's like a dummy paper you can never get rid of. File names? nope. Copy paste? no. Cut paste? no. Edit text? forget about it. Paste something else in? no way. Delete any element? nuuuupe. And getting clevaaar by downloading a copy of the page off the server only results in you getting the same uneditable page.

The only recourse is to copy the page over from the old PC (yes! its still running and thats still the reason anything exists at all! Wish for its safety as it approaches its...10th year!) and then painstakeingly re-string/link EVERY image on that page to re-establish it.

And of course, it chooses to lock onto two of the largest pages on Gear, Fan Items 13 and International Unknown. So a LARGE part of this update is wasting tons of time trying to re-do already-done stuff everyone's seen a billion times. w00p. However, it is so far wonderful that it has only broken two pages (that I KNOW of....!) out of the entire site. Perhaps small favors.

Better news?
EVERY SINGLE PAGE is a ticking time-bomb waiting for newgolive to wave the NOEDIT wand and totally ruin it! Why because newgolive is CRAZY off its AZZ. Where's the next one going to show up? Will it one day render the entire site like that? Every update's russian roulette, every time the site is opened newgolive gets a chance to do something new and malicious. What new tricks will it come up with? Why is it doing this in the first place?

One thing to be clear on:
SonicGear will ALWAYS go on. No stupid program, malfunctioning new PC, demonic Gateway antisupport, or anything else will stop it. It may be slowed down for now, but it'll get back on track and everything will be cool again. I know there's a lot of people out there who give up on stuff when programs or PCs throw them the dirt, but...that won't happen here. The blog may complain a lot (and get really boring!) but this mess can be worked through. Sonic does not give up, and neither does the site.