Speaking as someone who has known Fred for a very long time, I’ll say that his reviews, posts, and overall G.I. Joe content has been missed over the past several years. Thankfully, it looks like Fred (AKA LeonardoTDragon) is tossing his hat back into the ring and working to get content roaring back to JoeBattleLines.
For a long time JBL has been a mainstay of the G.I. Joe community and I’m proud to say I used that platform to express my love for Sigma 6 back in the Sigma 6 Central days. I’m thrilled to see Fred bringing some more new reviews to the table, and you should be, too.
Check out his update post where he talks about his Joe life a little bit more, and make sure you scope out his Marauder Wave 6 review as well. Good stuff all around.
Welcome back, Fred, we missed you, you old coot.
For folks who were jumping for joy over the migration of the Action Figure archive to the new, slick database system on YoJoe.com, today brings further reason for happiness. The massive vehicle archive has now been revamped in the same away!
Featuring much better page organization, quicker searching and sorting, the updated vehicle archive will totally redefine the way you organize and look up your G.I. Joe vehicles.
Check it all out in it’s new improved glory right here.
We can get so wrapped up in the trials and tribulations of our fake army men, that we can often forget what the real men and women who put on that uniform go through on a daily basis and that way too many of them never return to their homes or families.
Not only on this day, but every day, it’s important to remember those people and to honor them for their sacrifices.
Hopefully we can one day live in a world where we can “recall” all of our real life military heroes as well as the plastic children’s toys, but until that point, I thank all of the men and women of the military who fight every day to maintain our safety and freedom, and honor all of those who have lost their lives doing the same.
It seems like a long time since I wrote part one, and that’s probably because it has been. Lots has happened since then, in both my personal life and my G.I. Joe life. Our current house is pretty much out of our possession with my garage totally cleared out of any review equipment, and nearly every single G.I. Joe toy I own locked up firmly in storage.
This has led to an interesting dichotomy in my life as I try to continue G.I. Joe related motivations while juggling work, finishing my bachelor’s degree, and deal with living with my in-laws for the next six weeks. Hit the jump to see how I’m trying to keep myself sane.
Starting today I’m going to be doing a little feature documenting the construction of my new toy room that’s happening along with the construction of my new house, scheduled to be complete this June.
Some posts will be more about my own history, some posts will just be a look at some images.
I’m not sure exactly where I’m going with this, but I figured I’d take this opportunity to try and do something interesting and document the process of my toy room coming together. Take it or leave it. Check out Part 1 after the jump.
Just a very quick moment to wish all of my readers a very Happy Easter. No matter what you believe or how you choose to celebrate, I hope you are all spending some quality time with people you enjoy.
It’s 9:30am and my kids have already ransacked the living room twice, eaten too much chocolate and have been awake for almost 4 hours. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Enjoy the holiday and have a great Easter Sunday.
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So in my infinite wisdom, I decided to upgrade the Renegades SuperSite to WordPress 3.3 without verifying that the theme was compatible. Well, it kinda exploded. I’ll have to go through and make some repairs, which I plan on doing this weekend, but for a little while at least, the Renegades Super Site is offline.
I upgraded it, intending to get it more current with reviews, interviews, and links to the DVD Pre-Order, and I still plan on doing that after I can get the coding worked out.
Thanks for your patience.
Last week, I posted my first installment in the League of Extraordinary Bloggers challenge, which focused on my favorite Saturday matinee “comfort movie”. I went outside my normal G.I. Joe comfort zone and spent some time talking about the Amazing Spider-Man, the 70′s television series that I was always glued to whenever it was rebroadcast on Channel 56′s “Creature Double Feature”.
This week, however, I did want to try to keep my focus on G.I. Joe…but when the following topic came up, I really had to scratch my head:
You have an unlimited budget and space is not a problem. What piece of Hollywood memorabilia would you want hanging around in your batcave?
Hmm… movie memorabilia and G.I. Joe…kind of an oxymoron. What was I going to do, get a lifesize Molepod for my house? Not so much. Click the read the rest of this story link below to see if I can salvage this one.
I am posting this merely as an advisory, so please don’t take it as a strict word of warning. Over the past few weeks, several folks who have made purchases through the Transformers Collectors’ Club have had some security issues with their credit cards following the purchases. In some cases, these purchases were recent, in other cases they went back a little while.
To this point, these issues had not impacted the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club side of the house, until recently. We have heard from a smattering of individuals that they have noticed mysterious charges on their credit cards, from many of the same shady vendors as folks are seeing on the Transformers side of the house.
At this point it is unknown what the source of these issues are. I do not post this to incite panic, but just to remind everyone to keep a careful watch on your credit card statements at all times and be very vigilant with any purchases that are made online. I think folks in the G.I. Joe community should be aware of these issues and just pay some extra attention to your statements.
At least one GeneralsJoes reader has written in with almost $600 in unauthorized charges. While the credit card companies are generally able to assist with these issues, it’s up to you to be diligent in checking your statements and reporting issues to the proper individuals.
To read the Transformers Collectors’ Club statement on the matter, click here.