by harkiri | May 27th, 2015
by harkiri | May 22nd, 2015
The GIJOE Collectors Club Has posted pictures of the first two figures in the fourth round of the Figure Subscription Service. Here are the images of Jammer and Barricade.
SPECIAL ACTION FORCE COMMUNICATIONS: CALVIN “JAMMER” MONDALE
(Based on the European exclusive Command Centre action figure!)
Includes: removable beret, submachine gun, pistol, GPS tracker device, radio backpack with positionable microphone arm and figure stand.
G.I. JOE BUNKER BUSTER: BARRICADE
(Based on the 1992 G.I. Joe action figure!)
Includes: removable helmet, submachine gun, door axe, shotgun, stun gun, battering ram launcher
and figure stand.
by harkiri | May 11th, 2015
Six Years. Six Years this site has been here. It is only a few months older than my son. So why are we still here? Well, I didn’t want to see the site go away. Let me be honest. I Don’t really think we have any chance of ever being as big as we were. G.I. Joe itself is never going to be as big as it was back in 2008. So why save it? Let me explain something about this site, its history, and me.
I came to the site about 3 or 4 months after it was started. I was a lurker on Hisstank for a while and before that was on Toynewsi and I was looking for somewhere with the right atmosphere. Friendly, welcome, funny, laid back and nice to new members (noobs/newbs).
Hisstank is a great news site, but the forums aren’t the friendliest of places, especially to Newbs. Toynewsi even back then wasn’t a very active forum, though the news aspect is and always has been great. So how did I end up here? Well, while I was lurking on Hisstank, I saw a few different people I thought were hilarious start disappearing. AmberBratt, banned from HT, HissCommander, banned from HT.
So I followed them to a site that seemed to welcome those reprobates with open arms. And I found the Chat Room. The one thing none of the other sites had. Instead of Posting a comment and hitting refresh all day to see a response, I could talk to these people and lurk to my hearts content. Thats what drew me in. The atmosphere, the openness, dare I say it……the community.
This is going to be sacrilege, but I don’t consider myself a Dromer first. I consider myself a Geek and a Joe Fan, and when I first moved here there were people from all different joe sites meeting together. Joebattlelines, HT, YOJOE, all were welcome.
Then the drama hit, and did it ever hit, for those who were around at the time, you know what I am talking about, for those who weren’t, I am tired of dealing with it, so I am not going into it. Instead of leaving the site, I stayed here. Why? Because of the friends I had that stayed. Because this site was still a community to me. It wasn’t loyalty or hatred of any one person. It was the site, I was loyal to what this site was. I became a Dromer.
And that brings us to Now. I guess now I am THE Dromer. The Boss. What The Flying F@@k On A Pogo Stick Am I Thinking!!!??? This Site is never going to be big, we are never going to have the post counts or traffic of HT. We are Never going to grow like we did before. But hopefully we can stay a community, and maybe grow some.
So Why Save It?
Because I don’t want to lose this Community. Help Me Keep It Alive.
TOO LONG DIDN’T READ?
Bottom Line, I am the Boss now, the site is still here.
Want to talk about it? Post in the forums.
by Jason | April 27th, 2015
After nearly seven years, I am finally shuttering the doors here at The Terror Drome. The site has been on life-support for the last two years at least. Part of that fact has been due to the fact that G.I. Joe has been on life-support itself. The brand is not what it used to be and just can’t sustain as many Joe fans that are still out there.
There have been a lot of good times here, I’ve made some many of friends through here. Sadly I have to say there has been a number of people I wish I would have never met too, because it has been emotional time over the nearly seven years here. Sadly in the end the frustration of dealing some people has made the site something I’d rather not have to deal with any more.
So here we are today. Looking back at the years here it is finally time to say goodbye. On May 7th, the site will shut down for good. Before that happens, I would suggest you contacting anybody you would like to continue talking to if you haven’t already done so. If you have the only copy of an image uploaded here, I suggest you saving yourself a copy too.
If you are looking for somewhere else to hang out and talk G.I. Joe, I suggest trying the forums at HissTank.com, YoJoe.com and JoeBattlelines.com. These guys have been staples in the community for a time longer than the TD and hopefully continue for years to come.
Thanks to everyone that visited The Terror Drome and enjoy it. You are the people I am thankful for. You will be able to find me over at PopCritica.com posting about G.I. Joe and other pop culture news.
See you on the flip side.
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by harkiri | April 9th, 2015
This Years International GIJOE Convention has begun! As we know the theme this year is Tiger Force vs Iron Grenadiers. We have started getting in images and news from Goldbug, Skuller and STORMSHADOW_210 last night and they will be posting it through the Weekend in the forums. Click Here to follow the adventures of Larry, Moe and Curly at JOECON. Also Visit our Sister Site POPCRITICA For News.
by harkiri | February 9th, 2015
If you have been a part of the Joe Community for a few years you most likely know the name of GYRE VIPER aka Gary “Goggles” Head. He was a big part of Joe Con, Whats on Joe Mind, Joe Declassified and many other parts of the Joe Community. He was a member here and on many other Joe sites. He didnt consider himself a Dromer, or a Tanker, or any other site specific name. He was a Joe Fan. He was the source of inside information, prototypes, and stories about the beginnings of A Real American Hero. He was friends with many of the people behind GIJOE, and friends with many within the community. As the Lurker I am I have had the pleasure to talk to alot of people within the community, and Gyre was one of the best. He was always humble, honest, and never treated me like he was better than me in any way. My Thoughts and Condolences go out to his family. He will be missed by many people.
If you want to tell stories about Gyre, or learn about him from others who met him, click into the forums to talk with us, or feel free to go on facebook and talk with some of the many people who knew him.
by harkiri | February 6th, 2015
The Theme this year is
SPRINGFIELD ISLAND: PERIL IN PARADISE!
The Con Box Set is Tiger Force vs Iron Grenadiers!
Tiger Force (six figures):: Sgt. Stalker, Dial-Tone, Big Brawler,
Wreckage, Recondo, Edwin “Lifeline” Steen.
Iron Grenadiers (nine figures):General Mayhem, Metal-Head,
Undertow Officer, Iron Anvils x 3, Undertow x 3.
Click Here to discuss in the forums
by harkiri | February 3rd, 2015
The G.I. Joe Convention Website has Revealed the first Figure in the Convention Box Set.
TIGER FORCE DEMOLITIONS: WRECKAGE
– 25th Anniversary Modern Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure
– 1st Modern Era Release based on 1988 prototype**
– Includes Harness with two removable Explosive Devices,
G.I. Joe Logo Stand, Assault Rifle, Pistol, Knife,
and Backpack with removable lid
(Note: Photo depicts mock up and final product may slightly differ.)
**A 1988 Hasbro Sales catalog showcased a re-deco of the 1984 Firefly action figure in Tiger Force colors.
It was later released in 2003 as part of a Toys “R” Us exclusive: Tiger Force five-pack and now this design is part of the 2015 GIJoeCon Box set!