The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by cooleddie74, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2001
    Location:
    The Warped Sector of the Demented Quadrant
    Wait. Photobucket images are working again?

    Nice!
     
  2. Flying Spaghetti Monster

    Flying Spaghetti Monster Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2006
    Location:
    Flying Spaghetti Western
    I just kept deleting the tag until all I was left with was [​IMG]
     
    cooleddie74 likes this.
  3. Astra

    Astra Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2015
    Location:
    Dresden, Germany
    Yeah, for a while now. They got a new manager who wrote a long apology and they backtracked on the prices which are far lower now. I don't know if anyone would be willing to go back though. They also did not say if the images would work only for a certain time and still get pulled one day. But for the moment I am thanking them for trying to do it right this time.

    The sticker is new though, in the beginning there was none. I can live with it if it means I don't have to re-do all my links.
     
    cooleddie74 likes this.
  4. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Doing Whatever It Takes Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2003
    Location:
    Canada
    I’m not going back. “Fool me once” and all.

    I’m glad all my old links probably work again, but I’m continuing on with PostImage moving forward. Until they pull something similar, anyway... ;)
     
  5. Flying Spaghetti Monster

    Flying Spaghetti Monster Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2006
    Location:
    Flying Spaghetti Western
    i didn't see the apology. I also was told in a bold warning that i had tOO MAY pics.. and then when I actually go into my account I was told I only have used 4% of my storage. I don't get it. I honestly don't understand
     
  6. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2001
    Location:
    The Warped Sector of the Demented Quadrant
    Photobucket has been a complete mess for ages now. I haven't seen an image host run so incompetently in all my years online.
     
  7. CaptainMurdock

    CaptainMurdock Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2013
    Location:
    Ohio
    I use imgur. Just dump your photos and go. It's simple and easy to use.
     
  8. Astra

    Astra Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2015
    Location:
    Dresden, Germany

    “We have taken back Photobucket and are working diligently to return it to the premier image storing and hosting service that it was known as previously,” said Ted Leonard, CEO, Photobucket. “There were some mistakes made and we acknowledge them. Our new leadership is dedicated to helping our customers do great things with their images in a fair, cost-effective and valuable way.”


    As of today, all hosted images that Photobucket’s customers had lost access to last year have been restored.


    “There are more changes coming, but we hope that this initial subscription offering and restoring access to customers’ photos will help to reinstate goodwill among our customers who had depended on Photobucket to conduct business and share their work,” said Leonard.



    https://www.globenewswire.com/news-...er-Needs-and-Re-establish-Customer-Trust.html
     
  9. Astra

    Astra Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2015
    Location:
    Dresden, Germany
    Beautiful day for a hike.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Kor, cooleddie74, Avro Arrow and 2 others like this.
  10. Flying Spaghetti Monster

    Flying Spaghetti Monster Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2006
    Location:
    Flying Spaghetti Western
    Still confused about Photobucket.. just got an ATTENTION YOUR PHOTOS HAVE EXCEEDED BANDWIDTH or some such thing despite the fact the only photo I've posted in the last twelve months is the picture of the action figures I bought.. also.. I mean it STILL says I've only used a small amount of my storage. The site is dumb as a skunk
     
    Gary Mitchell and cooleddie74 like this.
  11. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2001
    Location:
    The Warped Sector of the Demented Quadrant
    I got the same message earlier. The site is a complete tire fire at this point. :scream:
     
  12. Redfern

    Redfern Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2006
    Location:
    Georgia, USA
    I have a co-worker who's a really swell fellow! I returned to work on Monday a few weeks ago and saw a modest sized box sitting upon my desk. It was the "Pop Vinyl" version of "Crow T. Robot" from "Mystery Science Theater 3000"! Apparently, my desk "neighbor" recalled my thwarted attempts to purchase either Crow or Tom Servo (I can't remember which now) from eBay, only for a totally unrelated item to appear in my "basket". Well, he was in a shop in Tallahassee ; saw Crow; remembered my comical plight; bought it and surprised me with it the next workday!

    He even checked for Tom Servo, but GameStop didn't have it. I tried paying him, but as it was only 10 bucks, he declined. (Maybe he'll let me get lunch for him sometime soon.)

    Since that pleasant Monday, I found a Tom Servo at "Big, Bad ToyStore" for the same price (not including shipping), so I ordered it. Now I have the pair standing upon my desk, ready to riff upon the lunacy of office "life".
     
    publiusr and Avro Arrow like this.
  13. Astra

    Astra Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2015
    Location:
    Dresden, Germany
    - "For the last time, Mulder, Nessie does not exist!"

    [​IMG]

    - "Oh hello there, little fella!"

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Astra

    Astra Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2015
    Location:
    Dresden, Germany
    All that's left of her.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Mr Soak

    Mr Soak Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2001
    Location:
    Mr Soak, [Redacted]
    Kirk: You left a map to your secret stash of whiskey on the back of the dedication plaque?
    Scotty: Aye, laddie.
     
  16. Unicron

    Unicron Boss Monster Mod Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2003
    Location:
    One Small Step
    The other day I came across some interesting concept art for Kenner's Super Powers line, which might have been produced for a third wave of the figures had the line kept going. The planned concepts are a tad goofy, with one branch turning several popular DC heroes into Mad Max variations (Lord Batman Humongous :rommie:) and a fully robotic Cyborg from the robot line seems a tad redundant to me. :D It's interesting that Superman's Hi-Tech concept bears a resemblance to the Eradicator design that would later appear in the Return of Superman arc.
     
    Kai "the spy" likes this.
  17. Astra

    Astra Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2015
    Location:
    Dresden, Germany
    Spock: "What a crude way of transportation."
    Kirk: "Where is your sense for adventure?"
    Bones: "Beats having my particles spread all over the universe!"
    Scotty: "Ain't it a beauty?"

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Tflockj

    Tflockj Ensign Newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2019
    I had some of the Major Matt Mason toys-combined my interest in all thing space with action figures. I remember that the wires in the joints were not very durable. Great playsets.

    Tom

     
  19. Astra

    Astra Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2015
    Location:
    Dresden, Germany
    Someone built this miniature Electro shop into the basement window at a street here in Dresden. Such incredible detail, down to the graffiti. I took Alfred to take some pictures. My local newspaper had an article on it, otherwise I would have never found it.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2019
    Kai "the spy" and Avro Arrow like this.
  20. Redfern

    Redfern Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2006
    Location:
    Georgia, USA
    Woah! that diorama is just exposed to the elements, potential vandals and bladder stressed dogs? That's a rather ephemeral set up! Beautiful work, of course! I just cringe at the notion how easily it can be damaged...and how soon. It's not a matter of "if", but rather "when".