Ask and ye shall receive… GeneralsJoes readers come through!

Wow…to say I was pleasantly surprised by the outpouring of help today would be an understatement.  This morning I asked for an Excel guru to assist me in combing through the write in votes for the Concept Case survey, and I was inundated with offers!  Emails, comments, Twitter, PM’s on other forums…a ton of offers to help, and I cannot thank everyone enough for their assistance.

Ultimately, a couple guys pitched in and provided a TON of help filtering out garbage data and compiling some very interesting results.

I need to spend some more time filtering and sorting, but this was a HUGE help, and I should hopefully be able to post the final tallies alongside Round Two of the Concept Case survey on Monday.

Big props to everyone who offered to help today.  I truly appreciate the time it took and the generous offers everyone sent my way.

The Evolution of a Toy Room – Part Three

The best laid plans…

It’s been a while since I posted an update on this project, mostly because life has been really busy.  We had the whole G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie change fiasco, which prompted a lot of podcast recordings, which then spiraled into preparation for JoeCon as well as preparing to move.  As I write this, I am currently in the new house, however the toy room is still in its infancy.

I’m approaching Part Three with the perspective that sometimes things don’t always go as planned, and sometimes roadblocks get thrown in your way (no pun intended) but it is important to look on the bright side of things and not get upset over the little speed bumps that come your way.  As we got closer and closer to the house finishing construction, it became evident that the final result of my toy room wasn’t going to match what I had pictured in my head.  The real issue was how could I adapt to the changes that were coming.

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Much more G.I. Joe Convention wrap up coverage coming… stay tuned!

Just figured I’d throw a quick post up…  I have a TON more stuff to come to wrap up my Convention coverage, such as photos of the awesome diorama, a run down of the names of each of the concept figures shown, updates from the What’s on Joe Mind interview, and just some more little news and details about the show in general.  Many folks know this already, but for folks who don’t, I basically flew back into town yesterday and immediately began moving into a new house.  We don’t even have internet yet, and I will be quite busy unpacking for the next day or two.  So trust me, more stuff IS coming, it just might be another 24 – 48 hours.  When I’m not unpacking I’ll be formatting posts, the SuperPage and getting my review station set back up.

I’m hoping I might be able to get something done tonight, but we will have to see.

Thanks very much for your patience, I hope you enjoyed the coverage of the show so far… MORE IS COMING!

JoeBattleLines gets back in the saddle with Marauder Wave 6 Review!

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.

YoJoe.com adds vehicle archive to the new database system

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.

Never Forget – A Safe and Peaceful Memorial Day from GeneralsJoes

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.

The Evolution of a Toy Room – Part Two

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.

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The Evolution of a Toy Room – Part One

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.

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Happy Easter from GeneralsJoes

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.