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  1. bkelly

    Official Monster Truck 2K19 Thread

    This story is also on Bigfoot’s website and their Twitter, which makes me think that Bigfoot may be putting a few of their trucks and drivers with the hot wheels bodies, like the wrestling trucks in the 90s.
  2. bkelly

    Official Monster Truck 2K18 Thread

    Yeah that wiki is not very reliable, a couple years ago I tried with some other people to get everything kind of uniform and up to date but because anyone can edit anything it became a mess to clean up so I quit doing it
  3. bkelly

    Hot Wheels Monster Trucks

    Haven’t posted here in a while, but I recently went to Wal-Mart and found the new unbranded Hot Wheels monster trucks. They are basically the same as the Monster Jam ones besides the tires and rims, which are both bigger. Hot Wheels is carrying over the bodies and the chassis as well. They are also selling new variants of Mega-Wrex and they are also producing trucks with the Shark-Wreak body. 2018 ones come with a “collectible” wheel. The trucks all have cheesy names (no MJ licensing of course). For example, Case A includes Stars and Stripes, Boneshaker, Dairy Delivery, Test Subject, V8 Bomber, Hot Wheels Racing, Skeleton Crew, and Tiger Shark. Each truck also has a personalized case with a little information about the truck on the back of the case. Once I get home I’ll add some pictures. There’s also a few trucks not part of Case A that are being sold in double packs. 1:64, 1:43, and 1:24 scale trucks are all being sold with the new decals and branding. Im pretty glad Hot Wheels is still producing these, even though they’re a little different. It’s cool how they’re kind of experimenting without MJ breathing down their necks. The only negative I have is that these new trucks are being marketed more towards play and crashing then; but I can’t really complain about that, they are meant for kids.
  4. bkelly

    Official Monster Truck 2K18 Thread

    I just got a survey from MJ’s YouTube asking which truck I’d want to see compete again: Spider-Man, Ironman, Afterburner, Captain’s Curse, or Bulldozer
  5. bkelly

    Official Monster Truck 2K18 Thread

    You’d think if it was going off of popular bodies they’d put Megaladons and regular monster mutts on the indy trucks instead of the third Mutt body I remember Radoni always getting an El toro body because wanted to sell more merchandise. Do indies also have to pay for damages to these bodies or does Feld take care of that?
  6. bkelly

    Official Monster Truck 2K18 Thread

    What's with Monster Mutt Rotty always getting the indie drivers or the lower FELD drivers? I've noticed that they've put guys like JR Seasock, Basl, Cory Snyder, Jack Brown, and Brad Allen into this truck for like 3 years now. Not that they are bad drivers (especially Allen - he's probably the best Rotty driver right now), but it seems like they give this truck to whoever will finish near the bottom in Triple Threat tours. This is just a guess but I think it's because these guys won't roll the truck as often as guys like Sipes or Eichelberger. Or is it something to do with the Rotty body fitting on every chassis?
  7. bkelly

    Monster Truck Video Thread

    Highlights from Cleveland. Hope you all enjoy the video!
  8. bkelly

    Official Monster Truck 2K18 Thread

    Sam Boyd if becoming pretty obsolete. MJ probably figures they can profit off of larger stadiums So are they gonna be cramming 32 trucks into the parking lot outside of MetLife?
  9. bkelly

    Official Monster Truck 2K18 Thread

    Sam Boyd's already obsolete, only thing held there to my knowledge is UNLV football games (these will be moved to the new Raider's stadium as well) along with Monster Jam and Supercross. I think that there might be some other rally stuff or truck racing and maybe high school football. Sam Boyd might get a little upgrade though, since the XFL (Vince McMahon's football league) is coming back and will need stadiums that don't already have contracts with NFL teams. The XFL had a team play in Sam Boyd back in 2000 so they might try and put a football team there and Sam Boyd is an ideal stadium for it (the seating is minimal so it won't be hard to sell it out). The XFL season should get near ending right around March 20th every year, so that might affect some things. Feld can also keep their massive pit party at Sam Boyd and they have the advantage of being able to keep dirt and junk cars close to the stadium (I read that somewhere on here). I think Feld also does the same thing for Anaheim with dirt, I'm pretty sure the dirt they bring in for the first Monster Jam is just reused all first quarter for the other Monster Jams and Supercross stuff there. Sam Boyd also offers really good stadium length so officials can be more lenient with trucks flying really far. I doubt trucks could reach the same speeds they reach at Sam Boyd in a stadium like Raymond James.
  10. bkelly

    Need help finding a PC

    I wont, you guys on here are pretty good at this stuff.
  11. bkelly

    Official Monster Truck 2K18 Thread

    What I meant was that in 2010 seeing Randy or Jim win was a bit more common. I'm not saying Randy and Jim are bad drivers, it's just that the competition has grown. I think it's cool to see guys who have been at it for a long time win big stadium events, it makes it feel like 2010. Especially seeing Randy win, I feel like it's been forever since he's actually had a schedule that included bigger stadium events.
  12. bkelly

    Need help finding a PC

    Thanks Jon for all the help! Okay, so I've swapped the Barracuda out with the WD one, replaced the video card with the GTX 1050, changed the power supply, and removed the cooler: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/gDHZ4C Through Amazon this is a total of $434.22 (includes $25 gift card).
  13. bkelly

    Official Monster Truck 2K18 Thread

    Jim Koehler and Randy Brown win freestyle No offense to these guys but it almost feels like that sentence should've been typed in 2010
  14. bkelly

    Need help finding a PC

    Thanks Jon for the help and the list, it really helped me gather some parts. So I think I'll build one, because it will save me a little more money compared to a pre-built one. Here's the parts (I looked primarily at Amazon): Case: ROSEWILL ATX Case , Mid Tower Case with Blue LED Fan / Gaming Case for PC with Side Window Panel & 3 Fans Pre-Installed , Computer Case 2 x USB3.0 Port - NAUTILUS (May downgrade) - $45.08 Cooler Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan - $30.99 Processor: Intel BX80662G4400 Pentium Processor G4400 3.3 GHz FCLGA1151 (I wanted to go the i5 route but this is a budget build and I think Pentium will have to do) - $63.69 Power: EVGA 430 W1, 80+ WHITE 430W, 3 Year Warranty, Power Supply 100-W1-0430-KR, Black - $42.73 Ram: Crucial 8GB Single DDR4 2133 MT/s (PC4-17000) SR x8 Unbuffered DIMM 288-Pin Memory - CT8G4DFS8213 - $85.49 GPU: EVGA GeForce GT 730 2GB GDDR5 64bit DVI/HDMI/VGA Low Profile Graphics Card 02G-P3-3733-KR - $76.99 Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200 500 GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive ST3500418AS-Bare Drive - $39.99 Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-H110M-A LGA1151 Intel H110 Micro ATX DDR4 Motherboard - $39.99 Optical Drive: Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD WriterAsus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer - $19.99 So right now I'm at a total of $444.94, with some of these pieces being on sale (plus a $25 Amazon gift card would put this around $420). Let me know if I should add anything necessary or take anything away or look for a cheaper option. I didn't want to go over $500 so this is pretty good for me. Going through pcpartspicker has me at $409.19 (without the cooler). Here's that list, practically the same: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/
  15. bkelly

    Need help finding a PC

    So I’m currently using a pc that is great but isn’t really meant for games like Beam and such. I’m looking for a solid PC that can run stuff like Beam without much lag and other stuff such as Steam/RoR. I’m not really sure about computers and don’t want to jump in and waste hundreds of dollars on something that won’t work. So, in short: Can run a heavy game like Beam and other smaller games Lower in price ($150-$250; maybe a little higher). I understand this price range may be a little too small, but keep in mind I’m not really wanting to buy a heavy-end gaming pc. Beam is the heaviest program I think I’ll be running Im ok with playing games on lower graphics settings, so it doesn’t have to be the best computer, just something reliable that won’t cost me $1000. Good amount of ram Storage space isn’t a huge concern as I have an external hard drive Id prefer not to build one but my options are open Thanks in advance