Okay for those of you trying to post in the forums there appears to be a problem. I have made the Boss aware of this so hopefully the issue will be resolved soon………unless he makes it worse!
As of now it looks like the site might be clean again. Some behind the scenes work between JBL staff and the good folks at GoDaddy seems to have paid off.
If anyone experiences any problems, please contact me IMMEDIATELY. Otherwise, it looks like the site survived this latest debacle more or less intact.
I appreciate everyone’s patience and patronage. You guys really are the best group of Joe fans out there!
UPDATE: It looks like we weren’t the only ones hit. GoDaddy and a few other hosting companies got nailed by what is being referred to as the “realsafe-23” trojan.
It is with more than a little anger and frustration that I have to report that JBL has been hacked and a malicious trojan has been installed. DO NOT access the site right now until the all-clear has been sounded. Keep an eye on the Facebook page and Twitter feed for more information as to when the all clear has been sounded. The hack seems to have affected both the site and the forums.
Do NOT install ANYTHING that pops up– nor follow any instructions that appear to come from your computer or anti-virus. Close out of your browser immediately.
I’m sorry for this inconvenience. I can’t imagine why anyone would want to attack a site dedicated to a toy line in this fashion.
I admit– it’s not the most polished page ever but I’ve put up a page to house the coverage of the 2009 Collector’s Convention in Kansas City. I’ll be adding photos and items throughout the weekend as will other JBL staffers so check back early and often as things get underway here in “The Land of Barbecue”! (The food, not the firefighter.)
It had to happen sooner or later– JBL is now on Facebook, the social networking mega-site. If you’d like to stop on by and become a “fan”, use the button below.
You knew it had to happen eventually– the “old fogies” learned to use the “new fangled technology”.
JBL now has a Twitter feed– which will automatically send out a “tweet” every time the main page of the site is updated. It’s a great way to stay on top of what’s happening in the Joe community and with JBL.
To subscribe, just visit the JBL Twitter page and start following JBL!
It had to happen sooner rather than later!
As part of the process of improving the functionality of the site, JBL has received a bit of a face lift. Gone is the old dark look that the site enjoyed for the past 4 years and in its place is a much brighter friendly design. It’s not finished and it’s not final as we have a pretty amazing face lift in the works. This is a bit of a “work in progress” and will be updated frequently in an effort to refine the sites content and layout into a much more efficient package.
Until then, feel free to voice any and all thoughts about this latest look in the forums!
Thanks to the generosity of WinterGod and ACToys.net, Cmderinchief has posted “in hand” pics of the forthcoming GIJoe: Rise of Cobra movie Cobra Commander figure!
Check out the pics (including a first look at what’s beneath the clear mask) and join in the discussion in the JBL forums!
Following on the heels of the past two years worth of successful summer exclusives, Hasbro issued the following press release today:
April 24, 2009
Hasbro announces its special edition G.I. JOE figures for San Diego Comic-Con
G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA 12” BARONESS Special Edition Figure
(Adult Colletible; Approximate Retail Price: $29.99; Available through Hasbro at San Diego Comic-Con)
Just in time for the release of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, due out on August 7th from Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment, in association with Hasbro, Hasbro introduces the first and only 12” BARONESS figure. The figure, in the likeness of BARONESS actress Sienna Miller as seen in the upcoming movie, features a soft goods trench coat and body suit as well as multiple signature weapons. The figure comes with an R. Black designed “COBRA recruiting poster” featuring BARONESS and features the “COBRA Office of Propaganda” seal of approval. The figure and poster are packaged together in a premium faux-leather box with embossed foil.
G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA 3 ¾” DESTRO 2-Pack Special Edition Figures
(Ages 4 and Up; Approximate Retail Price: $24.99; Available through Hasbro at San Diego Comic-Con)
Covertly retrieved from a G.I. JOE evidence storage facility and released by the “COBRA Office of Propaganda,” this special edition 3 ¾” DESTRO 2-Pack represents James “Destro” McCullen’s personal bound tome containing the history of the Clan McCullen. Opens to reveal two fully articulated 3 ¾” carded McCullen figures with masks and accessories as seen in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, as well as a timeline highlighting the weapons supplying escapades of each McCullen generation throughout history.
UPDATE: Thanks to the tireless efforts of General Hawk, the forums are back!!!
There is nothing wrong with your monitor or CPU. The forums are temporarily down due to upgrades but should be back shortly. Keep checking back for updates as to when everything here at JBL will be back to normal.
(See what happens when Admins play with the settings!)