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looking back, 10 years at adc/TNI

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:59 PM

I was listening to the most recent episoide of What's on Joe mind and Don Anderson was a guest! (I really need to know your screen name to recognize you! sorry, i only know a handful of folks here by their real name) I had waves of nostaglisa has the mentioned guys like Skarapz (remember us trying to launch toy nation when we weren't happy with the change from ADC, to TNI) or Chazz. It's so crazy to think i have been here so long. I was a mod once for the forum and was admittedly a little lock happy, but we had traffic back then, and trolls too. I was immature and have grown up in a lot of ways since then. Been married (Twice), moved to Alaska, spent time as a minister and as a Juvenile Justice officer. Although at times i wish things were different here, I always come back due to the strong memories i have here. We once had a very large and active group going! I miss some of them like Doc_evil, skarapz and more, some guys like Arrow or Tom-1 don't post here anymore!

I thought it would be fun to start a thread about our memories here.

One that really comes to mind is how we used to see unpainted protos of the JVC figs prior to release and we would all be guessing names and paint schemes. I remember several people comparing Dart to spirit and sgt. Savage, and claiming depth charge's protoype was clearly a black man? (not sure why) All that speculation was great. I remember that an infamous poster would come and yell about JayC being a theif for posting the pics and he was eventually banned. He said it was illegal to post them due to them being stolen from the factories etc. You guys remember this stuff?

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:19 PM

Good times my man!! A lot of good folks have moved on to other boards or who knows what!!
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:16 PM

I think I am one of the only people who have never been on "hiatus"

if I ever stop posting, it means I am dead.


but yeah, I miss all the old regulars. good times man

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 12:01 AM

Im that Don Anderson guy...lol. Yeah things have changed, but then again change is good. I do miss some of the old conversations, but ive always been more of a lurker and not a big poster (I send way more pms then I will ever post). Some of the old guard have indeed moved on or away, but new guys do come in all the time. Funny I remember being the new guy back in 04, having wandered over here from the yojoe boards. No forum or board ever stays the same, people and friends move on, thats the way of the world. Kids, houses and jobs get in the way of our hobby. I still get to hang out with tom at joe con, I speak with Skarapz once in a while and I will see chazz at Joe in two weeks. But I think the whole forum thing has really taken a hit from facebook and twitter. Luckily new people seem to join everyday and the entire community does seem to be healthy, if not spread out.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 12:42 AM

View PostCard, on 21 June 2012 - 12:01 AM, said:

Im that Don Anderson guy...lol. Yeah things have changed, but then again change is good. I do miss some of the old conversations, but ive always been more of a lurker and not a big poster (I send way more pms then I will ever post). Some of the old guard have indeed moved on or away, but new guys do come in all the time. Funny I remember being the new guy back in 04, having wandered over here from the yojoe boards. No forum or board ever stays the same, people and friends move on, thats the way of the world. Kids, houses and jobs get in the way of our hobby. I still get to hang out with tom at joe con, I speak with Skarapz once in a while and I will see chazz at Joe in two weeks. But I think the whole forum thing has really taken a hit from facebook and twitter. Luckily new people seem to join everyday and the entire community does seem to be healthy, if not spread out.



Skarapz and Admiral Hunter are the only 2 guys I have ever met from here. I met them at the Joecon in San Francisco.. 2003 I think? tell Chazz we all said hi... I wonder if he still loves Duke so much?

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:35 AM

I hang out with Kevin (admiral Hunter) at con every year. I was also at San Fran, werent to many of us 3 3/4 guys there that year.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:08 AM

I'll always remember a particular time when I acquired a Person's collection , who went by the name Darque-Angel

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:53 AM

It's hard to imagine that I've been on here for eleven years now come December. I've had so much fun on these forums...I've made many friends and have experienced major changes and upheavals in my personal life while being on here, some wonderful and some right out of my nightmares, but I never lost the sense of fun and enjoyment I've had sharing my hobby with you guys. I look forward to eleven more years of having a blast with you all.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:19 AM

View PostCard, on 21 June 2012 - 01:35 AM, said:

I hang out with Kevin (admiral Hunter) at con every year. I was also at San Fran, werent to many of us 3 3/4 guys there that year.



yeah, Kevin is a great dude! I never went to another Joecon after that, but he used to drive by my house and hook me up with extra stuff that he picked up at them.

and yeah, at Frisco there weren't that many people. I think that's why they never came back to the West Coast. (oh well, I guess that was good for us because we were able to scoop up a bunch of the HissII, the BEST Con item ever, without much hassle)

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:59 PM

View PostCard, on 21 June 2012 - 12:01 AM, said:

Im that Don Anderson guy...lol. Yeah things have changed, but then again change is good. I do miss some of the old conversations, but ive always been more of a lurker and not a big poster (I send way more pms then I will ever post). Some of the old guard have indeed moved on or away, but new guys do come in all the time. Funny I remember being the new guy back in 04, having wandered over here from the yojoe boards. No forum or board ever stays the same, people and friends move on, thats the way of the world. Kids, houses and jobs get in the way of our hobby. I still get to hang out with tom at joe con, I speak with Skarapz once in a while and I will see chazz at Joe in two weeks. But I think the whole forum thing has really taken a hit from facebook and twitter. Luckily new people seem to join everyday and the entire community does seem to be healthy, if not spread out.


I haven't listened to the full episiode yet, just through your interview and kept listening trying to figure out what your username was! Tell Skarapz hi for me, he would probably remember better as nasburado. Change is not inherently good or bad, but it's inevitable. I wanted to deny the fact that discussion was shifting away from the board setting and into social media, but it is true. It does make it less organized imo, but thankfully there still some boards around. Even if it can never be the same again I'd love for the boards to be have a growth spurt.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:01 PM

View PostDraven79, on 20 June 2012 - 10:19 PM, said:

Good times my man!! A lot of good folks have moved on to other boards or who knows what!!
Draven


I remember a period where it was always me and you posting at 3 or 4 in the morning! remember that? Yeah some have moved on to other boards, I run into them elsewhere and it's good there still in the hobby.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:30 PM

Oh yes I do remember that! @loll@ I was always up till the morning back then and the boards were so alive with activity! I miss those days.
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:14 PM

The board says I've been here a number of years, I've honestly not kept track.

In the beginning I didn't much worry about who was who, who said what. They were all just faceless posts in cyberspace. Now I'm coming to know more people. Recently I've had a LOT of help getting stuff from people I hardly know at all and it's very much appreciated. There's some good folks here.

Between this and yojoe.com, I'm good on my message boarding, don't really feel the need to pick up and go anywhere else. If I ever stop posting here it will likely be because cost has driven me from the hobby.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:08 AM

Back in 2002 when JvC and the 200X Motu line were released I really started getting into buying and collecting toys, essentially buying back my childhood. As bad as JvC was its what got me back collecting Joes. I always read comics and collected comic themed lines (I was 21 in 2002, still in college) and to be honest I got most of my news from ToyFare magazine at the time. Then I googled "GI Joe" one night and stumbled upon "American Dream Comics" and it's message board.

I started posting and reading everyone's comments and I was quickly educated from just reading people's comments. But it was different here, it seemed like we had out own little group of people, it wasn't too big and you never really got flamed too bad, if at all, for any question no matter how "newb" it was.

10 years later I check ADC/TNI on a daily basis, that ESPN, and USAToday, it's a habit. I don't post as much but I still check the site and forums on a daily basis.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:10 AM

I too was upset with the shift from ADC to TNI, especially with the Marvelous News shift, the Marvel Forum got all out of wack when they did that. The Marvel forum got too specific and you're topics sometimes got lost or never read.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:12 PM

I remember the first time I met Skarapz...I was posting on Siebertron and he contacted me to join a site he had called Toy Nation where I met my friend Mavdayvaas who get me into Disney sometimes(He works there)

I remember when I first started here I would come by once in a while ..I liked Siebertron but there was more then just Transformers here and I do like collecting different lines

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:31 PM

View PostWheeljack35, on 22 June 2012 - 12:12 PM, said:

I remember the first time I met Skarapz...I was posting on Siebertron and he contacted me to join a site he had called Toy Nation where I met my friend Mavdayvaas who get me into Disney sometimes(He works there)

I remember when I first started here I would come by once in a while ..I liked Siebertron but there was more then just Transformers here and I do like collecting different lines


toynation was our darn near recreation of adc. It didn't last long and got stole quickly. We didn't have the news just discussion, and I think that was a bit factor. Not to mention weweren't that original. Like i said earlier, i was younger than and I have apologized to JayC since then, I took a couple of things he did personal that I don't think where meant to be and overreacted and left. Those were fun times though.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:33 PM

View PostRobbieDigital, on 22 June 2012 - 11:10 AM, said:

I too was upset with the shift from ADC to TNI, especially with the Marvelous News shift, the Marvel Forum got all out of wack when they did that. The Marvel forum got too specific and you're topics sometimes got lost or never read.


Having all the boards in one placed always seemed the best to me. I am sure Jay get's more ad money or something this way, and that's fine, but I miss that. the other folks were always more likely to drop in and visit the joe forum as it still counted towards their post count!

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:01 PM

View PostRobbieDigital, on 22 June 2012 - 11:10 AM, said:

I too was upset with the shift from ADC to TNI, especially with the Marvelous News shift, the Marvel Forum got all out of wack when they did that. The Marvel forum got too specific and you're topics sometimes got lost or never read.



I didn't like it at first either, but the marvelousnews forums are better now. they get alot more traffic than the marvel forum here and there is a pretty established community of people there. I post mostly in the MU 3 3/4 section

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 06:03 PM

Yeah, nowadays as a collector I'm strictly Joe.....I still read Marvel and DC books but action figure wise I'm strictly a Joe collector anymore. After the Toy Biz ML's I stopped picking up comic figures for the most part, but back then the Marvel forum was pretty good from what I remember.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 06:58 PM

View Postrevsears, on 22 June 2012 - 12:31 PM, said:

View PostWheeljack35, on 22 June 2012 - 12:12 PM, said:

I remember the first time I met Skarapz...I was posting on Siebertron and he contacted me to join a site he had called Toy Nation where I met my friend Mavdayvaas who get me into Disney sometimes(He works there)

I remember when I first started here I would come by once in a while ..I liked Siebertron but there was more then just Transformers here and I do like collecting different lines


toynation was our darn near recreation of adc. It didn't last long and got stole quickly. We didn't have the news just discussion, and I think that was a bit factor. Not to mention weweren't that original. Like i said earlier, i was younger than and I have apologized to JayC since then, I took a couple of things he did personal that I don't think where meant to be and overreacted and left. Those were fun times though.



I miss that board I met alot of good people there

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:07 PM

I still type in www.adctalk.com to find the forums when I'm not at my computer where it is bookmarked. I can't remember forum.toynewsi.com It's just weird to me.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:59 AM

View PostRobbieDigital, on 22 June 2012 - 06:03 PM, said:

Yeah, nowadays as a collector I'm strictly Joe.....I still read Marvel and DC books but action figure wise I'm strictly a Joe collector anymore. After the Toy Biz ML's I stopped picking up comic figures for the most part, but back then the Marvel forum was pretty good from what I remember.



I rarely buy Marvel Legends now too. ML died when Toybiz lost the license. Hasbro's just aren't even close. BUT, I do really like the smaller Marvel Universe line. They go with GiJoes great!

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 06:58 AM

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View PostRobbieDigital, on 22 June 2012 - 06:03 PM, said:

Yeah, nowadays as a collector I'm strictly Joe.....I still read Marvel and DC books but action figure wise I'm strictly a Joe collector anymore. After the Toy Biz ML's I stopped picking up comic figures for the most part, but back then the Marvel forum was pretty good from what I remember.



I rarely buy Marvel Legends now too. ML died when Toybiz lost the license. Hasbro's just aren't even close. BUT, I do really like the smaller Marvel Universe line. They go with GiJoes great!


Believe me I've been tempted!! But I've managed to fight it off, but when I see the range of characters they put out in the smaller line sometimes I wish I had picked some up.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 06:59 AM

View PostBuzzchuck KJ, on 22 June 2012 - 09:07 PM, said:

I still type in www.adctalk.com to find the forums when I'm not at my computer where it is bookmarked. I can't remember forum.toynewsi.com It's just weird to me.


To be honest I didn't even know that other address existed.....adctalk.com is all I've ever really known....

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