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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.

— 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.

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Well done guys!!

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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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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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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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Animal Warriors of the Kingdom Kickstarter has started!

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Jun 012016
 

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“The Animal Warriors of the Kingdom is an Action figure line based on “the Kingdom: Rise of the Ape King Vol.1”  The Kickstarter has started today and is off to a great start! OG13 and Mayhem Customs member, Jasonwelcome is the creator behind this exciting new line of action figure.

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thekingdomcomic/animal-warriors-of-the-kingdom

“The line is in 4 inch scale, with some characters planned to be slightly taller or shorter depending on how they appeared in the comic. You can follow our progress here: sperotoys.com and if you are interested in the project you can like our facebook page.”

Time to get in on the action!!!

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2016 Joe Con OG13 Official T-Shirts

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May 262016
 

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We are taking final orders for the 2016 Joe Con OG13 shirt. If you are attending or even if you are not and want to own an official OG13 T-shirt; Click the link and find out more.

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Nerds With Attitude Podcast: Episode 22 – Uncivil War!

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May 092016
 

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In this episode it’s Team Miggs vs Team Everyone else as we discuss Captain America Civil War (no spoilers), Ghostbusters misogyny, Mikes’ fascination with something called a Zonkey and much, much more!

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Nerds With Attitude Podcast: Episode 21 – Nerds Gone Wild!

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Apr 222016
 

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We’re 21 and lookin’ for fun! Get your beads ready as we flash you some nerdy goodness. Kevin, Miguel, Brian and Mike sit down to talk zombies, super heroes, movies and toys. Also, Kevin has a weird dream he wants to tell you about.

 

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Nerds With Attitude Podcast: Episode 19 – Lego and Comics

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Mar 212016
 

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HEY NERDS! It’s time for episode 19 “Lego and Comics” (worst cop duo ever). We sit down with guest Norm Harper to talk about his publishing company and his Lego obsession. Everything is awesome in this episode, so LETS…GET…NERDY!

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