Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Item Half of Update

As promised, the item half is going up.
The latest brick Golive is trying to throw this week seems to be breaking the UTTER HECK out of the copy/paste function. However, that's easy enough to get around...for now...so long as it goes away by next time. If that's all it wrecks, the update should be quite solid.

Several Australia things go up this week, along with (finally) the picture of single-card Knuckles. Single-card Knuckles had sat around for far too long, he just kept getting buried by so many other things. Some people may not like the single-carding of already-released figures, but I really do appriciate it. It's going to fight 'rarity' by allowing everyone to have every figure they want. Which, really is the ideal situation.

Jazwares also apparently released the Sonic Black Knight plush, and since they couldn't wreck his joints...they wet his pants! Talk about an unfortunate place to have a rather large glue stain on a plush. That is likely an unfair jab, as probably 99.9% of all the other SBK plushes will be just fine, and glue-free. However (its personal opinion time!) I STILL HATE his face. I think those dolls are ugly and will never buy one. The eyes are all wrong (too vertical) and it screws up the expression. The "Fixed" plushes are only a LITTLE better than the abysmal first ones. At ten bucks a piece they're steep for the small size and lousy construction of the face. Either go big and be expensive but well done, or seriously rethink your small structure.

Australia Items 4 is actually a new page this week, though it wasn't mentioned.

Next week:
That week starts the Sonic Birthday Celebration. It'll be the same as it was last year, with loads of fun updates. Hopefully one of them will be the videos that were supposed to be this week. Only 1 cameo video made it up this time. This also ought to really clear out the mail and get the site caught up, provided there are no disasters.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

SonicGear Store Update

Well Golive crashed for the first time on gear on this update...
I guess kudos to it for not actually having done this earlier. Another tool in its arsenal of creative ways to try and mess up the updates? I don't know! What did it do? Well, it crashed while trying to update the SonicGear Store (2 sections) which is unfortunate because that whole section is difficult. I can't actually SEE anything I'm working on, on that page (it is all code boxes) which is a hinderance. However, the page should still appear anyway.

Collection Care goes up-
This section was actually blogged about a couple of weeks back but did not finish until this week. For its explanation, see the old blog post. The delay was caused by wanting to add convenience-links to SpaceBags. These bags are what the SonicGear shirts collection is stored in (currently) It's an extensive one, so anything to shrink the required space down is quite a boon. So now, anyone who cant find a space bag locally (really, who wants to pay shipping) is just a click away. *It is very important for SonicGear to be as convenient as possible for the fans/users.

The update at least is going out on time!
That's saying something for lately. It became only half an update, because the store had gone into a serious state of dis-repair. See, the links there can be broken by Amazon (making the item vanish) on their own. So, eventually as things sell out, the links become no-good and must be re-searched and re-established. It is quite a chore with the way it's set up--especially due to some nefarious bootlegger stuffing up the search results with garbage. Not everything is fixed (or if it can't fix, replaced) yet, but that'll be another update.

The rest of the update should appear shortly, and it'll have all the 'stuff' on it that's planned for this week. (videos, cameos, AUS items, etc) Everything's prepared so it should be a success.