H.A.C.K.S. Full Production and Preorders Soon!

That’s right folks!  I’ll be able to preorder Eurayle soon!  Did I mention she’s my favorite?!

Boss Fight Studio announced that they’re ramping up production, and preorders will be up on their site!

Hi Boss-Fighters!

Dave and Catrina are returning from an extended and successful trip to meet with our factory and approve final samples before we start production. We’re extremely encouraged with the high quality of samples we’re seeing, and can’t wait for you guys to have them in hand. We’ll be announcing formal dates shortly and opening up limited pre-orders for those that missed the Kickstarter!

Images behind the cut! [You can see the images in the link above.

We also got a look at the transparent purple skeleton!

One more update for tonight – the leftmost skeleton in the previously seen group pic will be a clear purple tint instead of the smokey tint.


Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. discussion!

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What’s the Plan for the Next G.I. Joe Movie?

That’s a good question!  CinemaBlend reports that Akiva Goldsman will be fully-immersing his team of writers in the world of G.I. Joe!

Goldsman’s approach to film adaptations is by truly immersing himself, and the other writers, in all mediums of an existing franchise. For G.I. Joe, as he did with Transformers, this includes having the writers watch the cartoons, play with toys, and engage in video games in order to familiarize themselves with the concept. From there, the writers can use their knowledge of G.I. Joe to outline an overall arc that they’d like to tell over the course of a few sequels. So instead of handing the script duties to writers unfamiliar with the source, Goldsman’s team will be certified experts.

Special thanks to J.D. for the heads up on this!

G.I. Joe movie discussion!

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Fans’ Choice Poll Winner Announced!

Hasbro Pulse announced the winner of the latest Fans’ Choice G.I. Joe poll, Stiletto!

Hasbro Fans’ Choice G.I. Joe Poll discussion!

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Acid Rain Bob

Bob finally gets a taste of coffee.

I got some new Acid Rain World figures today and decided to play around.

Bob finally gets some coffee. #acidrain #acidrainworld #arw #skronex #oritoy #bob #coffee #warunderpollution

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Marauder Task Force Pins!

The Marauder “Gun-Runners” announced that the Marauder Task Force pins are now on sale!

Hey Folks!
For those of you that wanted it, the DIE-CAST METAL “Skull & Knife” Marauder Task Force logo pins are now available! The super detailed pins are 1 inch in diameter, easily attach to almost any cloth surface and are ONLY $3.99! We hope you check them out!

Marauder Task Force pins and patches discussion!

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IDW Solicits: February 2016!

IDW Publishing released solicits for their February 2016 G.I. Joe books!

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1 (of 6)—GEM OF THE MONTH


Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Mike Choi (c)

On a hidden island in international waters, 16 combatants enter a secret tournament… one that pits Street Fighter vs. G.I. JOE! M. Bison and Destro have joined forces, and taking them down will require the world’s finest warriors: Ryu, Snake Eyes, Guile, Scarlett, Chun-Li and Duke. New challengers Aubrey Sitterson (Hulk, Superman, Tech Jacket, Worth) and Emilio Laiso (Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain) bring the visceral combat of the world’s most popular fighting game series and the real world military action of America’s fighting elite together for the first time!

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1 (of 6)Subscription Variant

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Paolo Villanelli (c)

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1 (of 6)8-Bit Variant

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Matt Waite (c)

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1 (of 6)Toy Variant

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Adam Riches (c)

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1 (of 6)Blank Sketch Variant

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Blank Sketch Variant (c)

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:

  • Variant cover by CoreyLewis!

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1 Complete Box Set

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Choi, Villanelli, Waite, Riches, Blank Sketch (c)

Want to collect all the covers, but don’t have the time to chase them down? Buy the entire set, which comes in a collectible box! Includes all five covers from Mike Choi, Paolo Villanelli, Matt Waite, Adam Riches, and a blank sketch cover, to boot!

FC • 40 pages x 5 • $24.99

Bullet points:

  • A titanic tussle between the World Warriors and the Real American Heroes!
  • Your favorite Street Fighter characters face off against G.I. JOE for the first time ever!

G.I. JOE: The IDW Collection, Vol. 6

Chuck Dixon, Mike Costa (w) • Javier Saltares, Antonio Fuso, Robert Atkins, Agustin Padilla (a) • Adam Gorham (c)

G.I. JOE: THE IDW COLLECTION presents all of the G.I. JOE stories in recommended reading order. Volume 6 depicts the beginning of the epic storyline “Cobra Civil War.” Cobra Commander is dead, and a deadly competition ensues within the organization to find a new leader that places the JOEs squarely in their sites. Collects G.I. JOE Series Two #0–4, Cobra #1–4, and Snake Eyes #1–4.

HC • FC • $49.99 • 324 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-533-4

Bullet points:

  • The best way to catch up on G.I. JOE!

Transformers vs G.I. JOE #11


Tom Scioli, John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)

ESCAPE FROM PRIMUS! With Earth no more, the G.I. JOE team battles to make CYBERTRON their new home—but MEGATRON has something to say about that. Hint: it’s “no, I’m not going to let you do that.” Plus: the secret history of DUKE!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers vs G.I. JOE #11—Subscription Variant

Tom Scioli, John Barber (w) • Scioli (a) • Tom Neely (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The most intense crossover in comics history races toward the destruction of another planet!
  • Nothing is sacred, and nothing is safe!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #225: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 7

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

COBRA has unleashed the COBRA WORLD ORDER and now G.I. JOE must fight back before the world is pushed past the brink and COBRA reigns supreme! Larry Hama and S L Gallant bring fans the concluding chapter of the story, which will change the world of G.I. JOE forever!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #225: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 7—Toy Cover Subscription Variant

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Adam Riches (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #225: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 7—Valentine’s Day Card Variant

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Agnes Garbowska (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Part of IDW’s big Valentine’s Day promotion!
  • The biggest G.I. JOE storyline comes to an epic conclusion in this special 24-page story!

IDW February G.I. Joe books discussion!

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H.A.C.K.S. News!

We’ve got a big update from Boss Fight Studio, regarding Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S.!

First Catrina of Boss Fight Studio posted a photo of some of the carded figures in the Boss Fighters Facebook group!

Then Boss Fight Studio posted images of the sample product they picked up at their factory visit!

Successful factory visit! Nearly finished samples!

Heya Boss-Fighters,

We have amazing news to report, and lots of fantastic pictures to share. Catrina and Dave’s trip to Hong Kong and China is going very well. The factory has prepared samples of every item for inspection and many are 99% ready to go to full production. It’s not hyperbole when we say that these are some of the best factory-applied decos we’ve seen in our careers! We should have solid delivery dates and pricing announcements soon. We’ll also begin taking pre-orders soon for those of you that missed out on the Kickstarter. Until then, enjoy the pictures. There is stuff still to tweak, but overall, we’re absolutely thrilled with what we’re seeing and hope you will be too.

(Emphasis by Ultra Magnus because he really wants that Euryale figure, and he’s very excited!)

Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. samples discussion!

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Laurel Worker Mech!

Kit Lau posted more images of the Laurel Worker mech on his Acid Rain World Instagram page!

Acid Rain World discussion!

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3DJoes Auctions to benefit the family of Master Sergeant Josh Wheeler!

3DJoes announced that they’ve posted two auctions to benefit the family of Master Sergeant Josh Wheeler!

Master Sergeant Joshua Wheeler was a United States Army Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (aka Delta Force) Master Sergeant. A veteran of 14 deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Wheeler earned four Bronze Stars with the letter V (awarded for valor in combat) and seven Bronze Stars (awarded for heroic or meritorious service in a combat zones). He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.

He served in the single most elite unit the U.S. has to offer, and he truly is one of the best of the best. His sacrifices are endless and certainly unfathomable to most. Not only was he a exemplary Soldier but also a husband, a father of four, and a local to our hometown of Southern Pines.

​On Oct 22, 2015 Master Sergeant Josh Wheeler was killed in action while saving over 70 innocent captives from Islamic State militants. The New York Times reported:

“When Kurdish commandos went on a helicopter raid to rescue about 70 hostages who were about to be executed by Islamic State militants, the plan called for the Americans who accompanied them to offer support, not join in the action… But then the Kurdish attack on the prison where the hostages were held stalled, and Sergeant Wheeler responded. “He ran to the sound of the guns.” … The Kurdish fighters, known as pesh merga, tried to blast a hole in the compound’s outer wall, but could not. Sergeant Wheeler and another American, part of a team of 10 to 20 Delta Force operators who were present, ran up to the wall, breached it with explosives, and were the first ones through the hole.”

Master Sergeant Josh Wheeler discussion!

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Joel from The Last of Us by ska_lives!

ska_lives posted his custom Joel figure from The Last of Us!

So, I had this guy pieced together for a LONG time, and finally came across the parts to finish him up. The Last of Us is a pretty awesome and gritty game, and the characters look like theyve been drug through everything. I mean they have to go up against Zombies created by a crazy fungus. It is a great post apocalyptic Zombie game.

Joel is the main character from the game, and he is a pretty cool character. I need to make a couple tiny items, like bricks and a 2×4 for him.

I dabbled with a lot of washes, dry brushing, and weathering with this custom. I am pretty happy with it.

Check out more pics in the Joel from The Last of Us discussion!

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