Toymunkey and their Delays and Empty Promises


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So, lately, in the past few months we’ve been surprised with a line of Silent Hill products, such as high detailed statues from characters and creatures from past games. We’ve seen amazing Pyramid Head replicas along side with Bubble Head nurses statues and, more recently, a Heather Mason figure. However, Iately, I’ve heard more than that, more than just pretty statues. You might already heard about the controversy around ToyMunkey’s delay on shipping and answering to costumers who already paid for their product and keep waiting and waiting for, at least, a confirmation from the store. Right now, people are getting very impatient, and it’s totally understandable. Spending money on a expensive collectible piece of art and not getting a word from the store is really upsetting, and many things are being put in game, such as ToyMunkey’s credibility.  It was made public that they had some problems with their server after Comic Con (where the Heather Mason and Robbie’s statues were presented), and that’s why they didn’t communicate with people in the past weeks. They promised that they would do that in the past weekend and again, nothing happened.

I didn’t purchased any of the statues, and I’m actually glad I didn’t, because so far it seems that I’d only lose money. The lack of communication is leading people to madness, I still can’t understand how a business could fail so badly as it is happening right now. No technical problem is excuse for such a delay on shipping and responses to buyers, because they only made people know about those problems, after being questioned, otherwise people would still be on the dark. Honestly I don’t think appologizes and empty promises (a term used by a costumer I’ve read) will solve anything right now. I still hope for the best, I still have faith that things will eventually be solved in good terms, but I also understand people’s rage, and complaints/claims were very well deserved over ToyMunkey business process, which is, at least unacceptable, so far. When you’re in a business where other people, unaware people, are involved, it is expected that you can keep things flowing through a good organization, not to refer transparency.

Right now, I don’t know what ToyMunkey is planning to do next, but their reputation wen’t down the toilet, and it was all their fault. Right now their are starting to being known as scammers, which is awfull for business, but again that’s something they should be aware of before probably taking a step bigger than their leggs. They might be selling beautifull statues and stuff, but again, pretty images (yes, just images because no one is actually getting their products) aren’t enough to make a business go ahead.

I’m not actually judging their business, because I’m not able to do such a thing and I see that problems happen when we least expect them. However, they should always have a plan B or C. I hope they solve whatever is wrong, and costumers get their products soon enough.

If you’re in this situation, If you bought on ToyMunkey and you’re still on the limbo, share you case here with us.

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A word to all Inner Fear followers


Lately, there’s been a huge controversy around the content recently published on the blog’s facebook page, regarding the latest Silent Hill: Revelation 3D TV Spots. The problem then started with an image taken by me from the 2nd Silent Hill: Revelation TV Spot. The thing is that the admin from a Silent Hill fan page came claming rights on the screenshot I actually took on my own PC, all this based on the fact that his page shared that SH:R promo before and also took an image from the same shot.

Why did I take this image? The answer is easy. It was a brand new creature from the upcoming Silent Hill 2 movie. Wanted to share it with you, but sources were misunderstood.

Here is the comparison between the two images:

You may compare both images and realize that they are clearly different, however, because they are both from the same shot in a trailer, mine was considered “STOLEN”. The fact is that both images were taken from a public video, available worldwide, which means that none of us hold rights on the trailer, so anyone is free to take as many printscreens as they wish. And this rule won’t change because one of us posted the video first.

Of course the images are similar, as I stated previously, they are both taken from the same shot on the same trailer. So, based on the fact that that same shot has about 2 seconds, it’s totally normal that equal images might appear, because of the frame rate rule. Otherwise read the explanation:

Frame rate (also known as frame frequency) is the frequency (rate) at which an imaging device produces unique consecutive images called frames. The term applies equally well to film andvideo cameras, computer graphics, and motion capture systems. Frame rate is most often expressed in frames per second (FPS) and is also expressed in progressive scan monitors as hertz(Hz).

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This trailer has 25 frames per second, which means that each second on the video is built by 25 images. So, if the shot from where the images were taken, had 2 seconds, that would mean it was built by 50 images (frames). You can imagine how similar would the images be at a certain point, right? If not, you can try to do the test on an Editing Software.

Now, the worst part of all this was the fact that the same admin of the page that claimed rights on an image he didn’t own, claimed those same rights right in Inner Fear’s facebook, publicly for everyone to see it and read calumnies without foundation.Unfortunately I didn’t take any screenshot of the post, as the author decided to delete it on time. And so he did with other comments on another post on the page.

Of course that, if that guy had came to me and explain his point, I’d understand and try to reach an agreement civilly, but As you might understand I couldn’t let this episode pass forgotten and I made my point clear on the other guy’s page. I basicaly made clear that my job on this blog is based on clarity as you can testify, and also said how I’d hope that those kind of episodes would never happened again. I didn’t get any answer on that and for some days everything was calm and I actually didn’t think more about this. It was like everyone got back to their normal lifes. At least I did it.

However this situation just got worse when I, after some days, [finally] got an answer from another admin on their page. The answer was clearly rude, forgiving the other admin’s behaviour on my page, and actually giving him reason, still defending that I actually stole content from their page. I can still quote stuff like: “I’m not dumb” and many other stuff. – Again, I cannot show you the records because, like before, the page purposely deleted it. Still, it was available to everyone to read for some time.

In the meanwhile, the same page decided to share Silent Hill: Revelation 3D images on my facebook page wall, showing therefore an extremmelly provocative attitude.  I made clear that I didn’t share that image on the page yet, so I’d hope they weren’t preparing to claim rights AGAIN, specially after reading the hostil answer they gave me before.

So this is the part when things just got better (or not). My comment to their image shared on MY page, gave origin to a bunch of insultuous comments and offensive language.

So basically you can read insults after insults, with no foundation.
Things like:  “I wasn’t online that morning” and my “200 likes or some bullshit” serve as reason to insult me for what I’ve already reported to you on the previous points of this post.

The rest talks for its own… It’s sad to see this kind of stuff happening without apparent reason. Everything because two different images taken from the same video. Konami, DCP and Open Road own the rights of that images, so it’s their job to judge if I took a printscreen from their video that was made public for EVERYONE WORLDWIDE. In the meanwhile there are people that waste their time flamming and spreading rage for free!

For over one year I kept this page running and I NEVER had any kind of issues with this kind of stuff (copyright infrigements etc) and you can testify that. For over one year I always kept my convictions straight to the point of this blog – sharing everything Silent Hill related and build a place of reference to Silent Hill fans. Of course I cannot be 24Hours connected, specially for personal reasons that I actually said on the blog. Plus, if those persons like to treat their “LIKES” as garbage, I don’t. I’ll keep working to anyone who wants to read this blog and join its social networks!  Is that a crime? I don’t think so, but still it is good enough to have people criticizing and insulting. I’m okay with it.

It’s just sad to see this lack of integrity and It’s interesting how some more pages were targets of this rage. As you were able to read on the image above and in the image below:

Because this page shared some images I’ve taken from the 3rd SH:R TV Spot , it also got some reactions from the same people that bombed Inner Fear.

We all like to be recognized for what we are, what we do, what we create. But we aren’t the owners of the world, so the best thing to do is to create something we can call ours.

–Since the people in question weren’t worried to measure words in public, slandering MY blog, I decided not to disguise what they already made public.

Richardg234 rants about the Silent Hill fandom


Lately there have been alot of controversy around the latest Twin Perfect’s videos and how the Silent Hill fandom behaves, always tending to create sides inside the fandom itself. Those who have different opinions and defend them like it was a life or death situation. I got my convictions and I have no problem on making them clear to whoever wants to hear them, however respect is something EXTREMMELY important between everyone, not only in this case but in everything in our lifes. What’s the point of taking parts in a war between points of view? Shouldn’t it be much better if we could stop for a second and give a chance to everyone else who has a different vision on the things? I fu**ing love to hear new theories, new ideas, new opinions.

You know what? My favourite Silent Hill game is 4 The Room and I pretty liked Homecoming…

Well, Richardg234 recently posted a video where he talks about this same situation and what is happening to the Silent Hill fandom. Listen to it and try to take some ideas from there, “we” really should start acting a bit differently, as we all have something in common – we love Silent Hill

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