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Blood For The Baron 8th Anniversary Update
Old 02-11-2011, 08:03 PM #1
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Greetings all!

I just wanted to let you know that Blood For The Baron has undergone a complete overhaul in preparation for our 8th anniversary celebrations on the 24th of February. Every single page has been updated and the site now features a universal template. The Home articles have all been redesigned; there is no longer the need to scroll down through lengthy columns of text. New images have been added throughout and we have a fantastic new piece about Battle Action Force comic, entitled Into Action! Written by Ian Wheeler, courtesy of Crikey! fanzine.

The Toys section has had a major overhaul. There are literally hundreds of new pictures for you to enjoy, every archive now features at least one image. I've added lots of new bios, tidied up the A-Z (again, no more scrolling required), moved the Special Weapons section to the front, incorporated the Miscellaneous sections into the relevant archives and best of all, we have a new section for the Convention Exclusives! I strongly urge everyone to check out the Hasbro Miscellaneous archives for the new Euro catalogues submitted by silverc; there are some absolutely fantastic dio photos contained therein. The Comics archive has also been revamped, each gallery viewer now features a superb full-screen button. The Yojoe links have been reinstated to the Battle Action Force, Marvel UK and Devil's Due galleries, there is a new covers archive in the Rising Sun section detailing all future releases, the watermarks have all been removed from the Colouring Project archive and we have a brand new Panini archive, featuring the short-lived Rise of Cobra UK strips.

The BFTB Forum has had a major tidy-up. The older sections have been incorporated into the main areas, the Members Only sections have been reclassified; each section is now clearly defined and all of the grey-area topics have been clarified. Don't forget that we will be launching another Muton World Tour on the anniversary and you have less than two weeks remaining if you would like to enter our spectacular Custom Competition. The site Store has had a major rewrite. Some items have been removed, the Repro Parts have been updated and we have a new Stickers section available. Additionally, the Customs, Dioramas and Fanfic sections have all been updated with the latest forum submissions. Thank you all for your staggeringly creative contributions, do please keep them coming! Finally, the Thanks and Links sections have also had an overhaul. There will be other announcements, updates and activites on the anniversary itself, but they're secret... Thank you all for your wonderful support over the last eight years. BFTB has been a labour of love on my part, and our successes and achievements have surpassed my wildest dreams. I can't wait to see what the next twelve months will bring!

If all that wasn't enough, on March 6th Dave Tree will be hosting the 2nd annual Action Force and Transformers UK convention! Many of you will remember Dave for his Mystery Flash discovery. As well as browsing the many dealer tables, you'll have the opportunity to purchase the absolutely incredible Grand Patriot exclusive - available in both GI Joe Rolling Thunder and Transformers Optimus Prime colours! Special guests include the renowned Marvel UK creators Simon Furman, Geoff Senior, Andy Wildman and John Higgins! Again, there are more surprises yet to be announced... check out All the Cool Stuff and Facebook for full details.

Thanks again and all the best,

Jim.

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Old 02-23-2011, 05:36 PM #2
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Happy BFTBirthday!

We are now 8 years old! Yay!

I can't contain it any longer! Go here immediately!

Dave Tree and AllTheCoolStuff have unveiled their Roll Out / Roll Call 2 convention exclusive... The Transformers / Action Force Kraken Pretender!



Tree-mendous!

If that wasn't mind-blowingly spectacular enough, we also have an exclusive preview of the latest release from Rising Sun comics, starring Argen7! Go here to view it, here to discuss it and here to buy it!

Not only that, but we're running a Customs competition as well! If you would like to participate, you have until midnight GMT tonight, then the thread will be locked and the voting shall begin. Please submit your entries here. These fantastic prizes must be won!







You want more? Good, because making a very welcome return is the Touring Muton! He damn near conquered the world on his last outing, this time he may well destroy it! If you would like to be a part of possibly the stupidest event of 2011, please sign up here! Again, this thread will be locked at midnight GMT.

Also, as part of our ongoing Colouring Project I have released the Battle Action Force adverts. Go here to view them and here to discuss them!. Colours by Andy Openshaw!

And last but by absolutely no means least, huge thanks must go out to Meertoh for the new 1987 Smilies!

Happy birthday, everyone! The Baron goes from strength to strength!

Jim.

http://www.bloodforthebaron.com

PS By sheer coincidence. this months issue of the GI Joe Collectors Club magazine features Baron Ironblood on the cover! Best birthday present ever!

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Old 02-23-2011, 10:08 PM #3
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Happy Birthday, BFTB!!
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Old 02-27-2011, 03:20 AM #5
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To celebrate the 8th Anniversary of BFTB, Action-Figure-Supplies are offering 10% off all orders to say thank you all for you custom over the last few years. Simply enter the discount code BFTB8 at the checkout to get 10% off (excluding shipping). The code is valid until the 25th March 2011.

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Old 02-28-2011, 10:25 PM #6
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The Customs Competition results are in!

Third Prize!



Carded Snake Eyes, Zartan and Dusty!

Meertoh's Z Force Attack Helicopter



Second Prize!



Boxed Assault on Cobra Island set!

Fant0mas's 1/6 scale Red Shadow



First Prize!



Boxed Cobra HISS Tank!

paulitoy's Special Weapons MOC



Congratulations to the winners and a huge thank you to everybody who took part!
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