Oct 132017
 

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We are experiencing HUGE issues in transitioning to a new service package on our providers. Really bad issues. I’m working it on three fronts, but it is not looking good.

*** UPDATE – 10/14 ***

I have a new ticket open with vbulletin’s engineers. All of our data is still there, but the software cannot sync to it, or even be reinstalled at this point. I am having them see if they can figure out why.

*** UPDATE – 10/15 ***

We are back up and running. Please return to your regularly scheduled posting lives. 🙂

— darkwise

From the desk of co-founder Flint…

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Sep 142017
 

On the sixteenth anniversary of 9/11 current GI Joe writer Aubrey Sitterson (@aubreysitterson) took to Twitter to offer his own brand of social commentary. The reaction on social media was, as I can only guess, exactly what he intended. He is a “social medial consultant” after all, so it’s hard to imagine that such comments were meant to be innocuous.

The response to Sitterson’s tweet ranged from utter contempt to full support among fans. Some fans felt that Sitterson was not properly representing the GI Joe property with his comments, while others countered that using one’s freedom of speech embodies the ideals of a Real American Hero.

And of course, within a few tweets the name-calling, side taking and what is affectionately known as, nerd rage, ensued. Demands rang out for the publisher of the current GI Joe comic, IDW, to take swift action to remedy this perceived slight, and Sitterson’s supporters fired back. The back and forth, on both sides, has really gotten ugly and personal. Ain’t social media grand?

There is part of me that wants to throw OG13’s hat in the ring, and take a side on this matter. But I am not going to do that. For one, OG13 isn’t mine. It belongs to every one of the members who have posted here, past and present (even the ones we’ve banned. I think there was that one guy once), and I would never presume to speak for all of them. Instead, I would ask that all of the OG13 family make their own informed decision and act accordingly with their own moral compass pointed solidly due north.

If you decide that you want to stop buying IDW titles, or just ones that Sitterson writes, have at it. Money is power, and there is no greater protest than simply not buying what you don’t like.

We’ve had members write letters to IDW stating their opinions and asking for consideration as members of the GI Joe community. I’ve been privy to a few of the letters and e-mails too. Some are pretty powerful…..some are just hateful rants.

Others have taken to social media to loudly proclaim their feelings and thoughts.

Let’s not forgot those lurkers who are sitting back content to keep their thoughts to themselves and watch the rest of us press on (we know you’re there. Hi!).

I do caution our members on acting recklessly, however.  A poorly conceived (or maybe just poorly conveyed) message started this whole whirlwind. Be better than that, act with purpose and do not become incensed beyond the capability of rational thought if you don’t get exactly what you demand. Think critically about why you don’t support Sitterson’s comment, or conversely why you may support it, and convey your message with passion and resolve. Far too often we blurt forth our comments from a raw, emotional place without knowing why we feel that way. Convey the why. Why are you pissed off? Explain why! Don’t resort to name-calling and trite labels (right wing, left wing, conservative, liberal…horseshit, half of the people who spew these forth don’t understand the meaning anyway).

Pick a fight because it’s a fight worth picking, not simply because you can.

 

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***the above comment is that of co-founder Flint of OG13 and do not constitute a formal response or position from www.OG13.com ***

But I still have access to the admin page so I get to rant on the front page for a minute I guess.

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OG13 Alum Score Win at Joe Con 2017!!

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Jun 182017
 

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OG13 represented HARD in the custom contests at Joe Con 2017

Miles Mayhem scored 2nd place for his Abandoned Rolling Thunder.

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Ozzie92 scored 2nd in the Frankenjoes contest with Dr. Isotope.

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Ian Lalonde (also known as Ian, lol) scored a 3rd for small diorama with his stellar updated Fang copter, as well as a 3rd place with Payload in the Frankenjoes.

Ian

Well done guys!!

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[CUSTOMS CONTEST] Large Project of the Year (VOTE NOW!)

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Jan 142017
 

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From the desk of ozzie92:

We are doing something new for 2017, changing COTM and Quarterlies; more info to come.

Meanwhile, we need your votes to determine the large custom project of the year! The winning customizer wins an SDCC tank or 2016 Joecon Cobra Hydra!

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Nerds With Attitude Podcast: Episode 34 – Skull and Crossboners

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Oct 122016
 

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It’s that spooktacular time of year again. The monsters are out in force on this episode. Kevin, Miggs, Scott, Dave, Mike, Andrew and Brian are at your door with nerdy treats. It’s all your TV, toy and pop culture news in little fun sized chunks. Say it with me now…”wolfman’s got NERDS!”

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Vote NOW for September’s Custom of the Month!

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Oct 102016
 

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To celebrate September’s passing, eight customs go head-to-head in a grueling 5 day battle to determine their superiority and claim the title of Custom of the Month! Let’s show our support for all these fine customs by casting your votes. Check the nomination list and pics below, and you can follow the individual links for more, but be sure to return here to vote!

Voting is single choice, so make yours count!

Voting is single choice, so make yours count! 

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Nerds With Attitude Podcast: Episode 33 – NerdBotCon

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Sep 282016
 

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Strap on your cosplay boots and get in line for that panel, the guys have gone to NerdBotCon! Join Kevin, Miggs, Brian and Dave as they interview their way across the floor in Pasadena, CA.

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Nerds With Attitude Podcast: Episodes 31 & 32

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Sep 122016
 

From Danny Boy to Fragnarock, we’ve got what you want to hear! Even if you don’t realize you want to hear it!

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We have a two-fer for you today! First up:

Episode 31: Oh Danny boy, the nerds, the nerds are calling. In this action packed episode we sit down with Danny Soler, OG NWA member. We’re talking Stranger Things, Rogue One and GI Joe subscription figures. All this and more from the upside down. Click here for episode 31!

… and if that weren’t enough, our latest masterpiece:

Episode 32: Fragnarock! Live long and prosper nerds! It’s a new episode. Kevin, Miggs, Scott, Andrew and Brian helm their battle stations and set news articles for stun. They’ve got superhero news from the big and small screen, tech updates, toy reviews and so much more. So boldly go and listen to this episode!

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Nerds With Attitude Podcast: Episode 30 – SuperToyCon, Day 1

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Aug 082016
 

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The nerds return to Las Vegas for Super Toy Con. Kevin, Jesse, Scott, Miggs and Brian sit down after a long first day to talk a little about the show floor, Menudo and I love Lucy. Drinks may have been involved. It’s SUPERTOYCON DAY 1!
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Toy Review: Titans Return Fortress Maximus

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Aug 082016
 

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What’s up guys!? Had a chance to film a video review of the new Titans Return Headmaster Fortress Maximus yesterday. Give it a view and let me know what you think!

 

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Nerds With Attitude Podcast: Episode 29 – Comic Can’t

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Jul 252016
 

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“Greetings from the whale’s vagina!” That’s what we would say if we were recording in San Diego at Comic-con, but sadly we aren’t there.  We can’t go. That wont stop us however from bringing you news from Star Wars celebration, movies and video games. We even get into a music discussion about “metal jazz”. click for more

Nerds With Attitude Podcast: Episode 28 – Join the Rebellion

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Jul 112016
 

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Hey Nerds! It’s time to beat the heat with a frosty mug of geekout. This episode we recorded at Brew Rebellion in San Bernardino, and talked about SDCC exclusives, TV and movie news. Sláinte!

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Vote NOW for June’s Custom of the Month!

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Jul 012016
 

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To celebrate June’s passing, seven customs go head-to-head in a grueling 5 day battle to determine their superiority and claim the title of Custom of the Month! Let’s show our support for all these fine customs by casting your votes. Check the nomination list and pics VIA THE LINK below, and you can follow the individual links for more, but be sure to vote!

Voting is single choice, so make yours count!

Voting is single choice, so make yours count! 

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Nerds With Attitude Podcast: Episode 27 – FLASH Theory

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Jun 262016
 

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Hey there Nerdarinos! Kevin, Miguel and Scott have got a Joecon recap, review of the new Voltron, TV/Movie/Comic news and Kevin’s weird theory about super hero powers that YOU need to weigh in on.

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Nerds With Attitude Podcast: Episode(s) 23-26

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Jun 212016
 

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What’s Up Nerds! Ever feel like you’ve missed a thing or two? Well, I have, and here I am trying to remedy it! Join us for episodes 23-26 of the Nerds With Attitude Podcast! (Episode 26 is our special JoeCon 2016 coverage) Don’t miss out on the fun!

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[CUSTOMS] Gambit by Ska Lives

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Jun 202016
 

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Over the past few months Ive been in a creative slump. Nothing has really motivated me to work on a custom piece, and Ive only cranked out a few since I moved to Virginia last summer. Its kind of sucked really. That being said I believe the dust has beeen knocked off because I really felt motivated to do this custom!

Any how, I had the epiphany to use the ROC Rex torso to make a Gambit custom; Gambit being one of my FAVORITE X-Men characters ever. After this I found that I had a Gambit head in my fodder, and then it was just a matter of finding suitably armored legs to really hammer it home. The rest of the work came from some light green stuff sculpting on the lower legs to hide the factory pants sculpting, and using that same green stuff to make his trade mark cards and smokes. The energy effects were done with hot glue.

I hope you dig it!

Recipe:

Head – AVACS Lab Cast
Torso – ROC Rex
Arms – ” ”
Hands – ” ”
Upper Legs – ” ”
Lower Legs – 50th Rock Viper
Feet – DG Snake Eyes

Accessories:
Coat – ROC Rex
Staff – Random Fodder
Cards and cigarette – Green stuff
Energy effect – Hot glue w/ green stuff card inside

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2016 G.I. JOE LINEUP ALMOST REVEALED

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Jun 042016
 

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Looks like we are going to see some new Joes and Cobras at JoeCon this year!

Just announced on Hasbro’s Pulse;

Fans Challenged With Hintless Crossword Puzzle

Hasbro is gearing up for the 2016 G.I. Joe series, and Hasbro Pulse is excited to host an intriguing peek at the first brand-endorsed look at the entire line. 2016 will kick off with an exclusive set (available at San Diego Comic Con) and then a series available exclusively at Toys R Us and Entertainment Earth. The eighteen figures slated for 2016 are all arranged in the crossword puzzle below, including the Kindle Worlds Fan Choice figure Stiletto – the only character previously announced in this year’s lineup. The rest of the puzzle is up to the fans to fill in, and NONE of the names have been given any clues or hints.

We realize that offering up a crossword puzzle with zero name hints is pretty rough, but we’re certain that even obscure hints would get sniffed out quickly by our diehard Joe collectors. Instead, fans have a chance to collaborate and discuss before the correct puzzle is revealed this year at the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention in Loveland, Colorado. Come to the Hasbro Brand Panel on Saturday, June 18th to see the puzzle revealed and also get your first peek at the G.I. Joe prototype figures for 2016!

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