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    Hoody gasmasks
    The latest incarnation of the hooded top, called a goggle jacket, appears to have more in common with a gas mask than designer wear, leaving just small plastic discs for users to see through.

    (From Metro).

    People can only see this for the evil of intimidating people. Me - I'd wear one to strike fear into the hearts of criminals.

    The youth of today - cover their faces but expose their arses with 'lo-riders', who can understand them?

    I'm looking forward to seeing this turn up around my part of town, something else to laugh at.
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    Add a Faraday Cage (to block the advertising-beamed-into-your-head) and air filter to the fucker and I'll have one!
    Any guesses as to how long it'll be before they're banned for 'public safety' (i.e. 'your face is not visible on CCTV') reasons?
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      CommentAuthorC.c.
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2007
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    Wesley Dodds called: he wants his shtick back.
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    Any guesses as to how long it'll be before they're banned for 'public safety' (i.e. 'your face is not visible on CCTV') reasons?

    They won't do that - the simple reason being that they would then have to justify not banning the full length Muslim wear. Although it would be fun to see the kids wearing burqas to get around any ban...

    They trialled the facial recognition cameras on my patch the result being that they just didn't work. So until they get that working there is little need to have any legislation to keep people's faces open.

    The failings of 'normal' CCTV are bad enough, you can't recognise faces on 90% of cases.

    (Also in the article a copper mentions that a scarf and glasses hide identity just as well).
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    @Reynolds:
    fair points all - but with our beloved Government (or any of 'em!) 'need' to have legislation and excuse to are rarely the same.
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    fair points all - but with our beloved Government (or any of 'em!) 'need' to have legislation and excuse to are rarely the same.


    You are absolutely right and I shall chastise myself for making such a simple mistake.

    *Grin*
    • CommentAuthorrobb
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2007
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    "Any guesses as to how long it'll be before they're banned for 'public safety'"

    it will most likely be business-wide first, like "no shoes no service" or "take your mask off during halloween so we don't think you're going to rob our store at gunpoint", then district-wide like in new york where you can get arrested at a protest for hiding your face. you can watch rosario dawson get busted for just thing while acting in "This Revolution"'s extras. generally that kind of law is local, not national.
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    Hah, now, I'd wear that just for the 40s nostalgia of it all. Strangely enough, round my way no-one's wearing these yet. And, really, it's the sort of place you'd expect them to. Every other day we get a new Metpol "A SERIOUS ASSAULT HAS HAPPENED HERE" notice stuck up somewhere. Methinks the Metro doth sensationalise too much? Or maybe I'm wrong.. well, Londoners (hell, for that matter, World), have any of you seen these around?

    Incidentally, am I the only one reminded of this?
    Ø
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    I must confess, I have my hopes on getting a Spidey one under the ol' Present Tree this year...

    Of course, I'm assuming they'll be banned in the near future.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2007
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    Maybe it'll catch on for the same reason the guys in "Freeze...Kiss" wore them.
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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2007
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    Damn, I want one and a futuristic motorcycle gang to go with it.
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      CommentAuthorUnsub
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2007
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    I want one. but then I always liked Wesley Dodds.
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      CommentAuthorsecretworm
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2007
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    Those look kinda dope. I'd totally wear one.

    Then again, I already have four "real" gas masks, ranging from a pale blue fetish piece to an authentic Soviet-era mask to the two US-military issued ones I use sometimes when, um...*playing*.

    Was I the only one who got a little bit of wood when I first saw King Mob? I think not. Though I may the first one who actively sought out a gas mask because of it.
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      CommentAuthorian.mcrob
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2007
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    the transmet ref prompted my memory and if you go to flickr and do a search for : "IMG_2681" you may have a laff its a gasmask cum mickeymouse/darth vader type thing

    Enjoy
    • CommentAuthorNecros
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2007
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    To get a good Motorcycle gang going we'd have to adapt it to mesh with a good helmet. Maybe integrate the hoodie/goggle bit with a nice street legal helmet... oh yeah and add street protection armor to the jacket somehow... maybe some actual armor to protect us from rival gangs....
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      CommentAuthorpKone
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2007
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    Well, I have seen some people whose overall appearance would be improved by wearing those, but even without effective face regognition software hiding your face from security cameras will always rise eyebrows and draw the attention of the low on you.

    The biggest risk of course is walking into a corner store only to have the jittery, emotionally scarred, just-trying-to-make-an-honest-living-but-has-been-robbed-five times-this-month-alone, clerk blow your head off with a shotgun before you make it to the Cheesy Puffs!
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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2007
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    I think just adding a goggled hood to these might do the trick. Helmets? We don't need no stinking helmets! Just guns. And maybe pants.
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    So... the Foot clan are back in action? Bravo.
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      CommentAuthorUnsub
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2007 edited
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    There has never been a better time to be a wannabee super hero/villain than now.
    I have a very similar jacket to that one (a black Icon Merc with some kevlar added)and a cool Carbon Fibre Helmet.
    <img src="http://<a href="http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=5688569" target="_blank"><img src="http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/6/16420054466.jpg" alt="Click to enlarge"></a>" alt="CF Helmet" />

    I saw this even better helmet that seems familiar ,like some B list supervillian already had one?
    <img src="http://<a href="http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=7270504" target="_blank"><img src="http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/12/34500042584.jpg" alt="Click to enlarge"></a>" alt="Skull helmet" />

    Everyone needs some quality weapons nowadays
    Actual knives and guns make a comic so much better than fake lazers.
    <img src="http://<a href="http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=4979321" target="_blank"><img src="http://img1.putfile.com/thumb/3/7204332616.jpg" alt="Click to enlarge"></a>" alt="toys" />
    While it is unfortunately horrifically tacky it does spray pepper spray (or fear gas or neat compound you worked up) in your enemies face.
    Plus that will teach the babysitter for trying on your jewellery.
    <img src="http://<a href="http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=7270503" target="_blank"><img src="http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/12/34500042593.jpg" alt="Click to enlarge"></a>" alt="Pepper spray ring" />
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      CommentAuthorm1k3y
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2007
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