Adventure People

Adventure People Relaunch

The folks at Zica Toys had to cancel their previous Adventure People Kickstarter campaign because they switched factories!

However they launched a new campaign this week!  But there’s more!  They also included a new figure, Captain Evil’s Henchman!

Unfortunately if you already pledged to the original campaign, your pledge was cancelled so you’ll have to make a new pledge.  On the bright side, the new factory was able to offer their services at a lower price so the price per figure is much cheaper!

So what are you waiting for?!  Pledge your support to the Adventure People Kickstarter campaign today!

Adventure People discussion!

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Ghosts

Ghosts of the Battlefield

We’ve got some awesome news from Boss Fight Studio!  The Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Ghosts of the Battlefield 2-Pack is up for preorder on the Boss Fight Studio store!

Here’s the Ghosts of the Battlefield story, from the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. kickstarter campaign:

These two warriors both swore an oath to the gods to kill the other, but perished before they could do so. Now they haunt the battlefields, locked in an eternal war until one side admits defeat. Spartans and Gorgons alike fear angering the gods and ending up a soldier in the unending war between these two undead rivals.

If you think these figures look sweet now, just wait until you find out the glow in the dark!  So preorder your Ghosts of the Battlefield 2-pack today!

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

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Far Side

Far Side Custom Toy Convention

Imagine a convention for toy customizers!  Well thanks to Phantro of HISS Tank we’ve received word of the Far Side Custom Toy Convention!

The Far Side Custom Toy Convention will be held on March 26, and is sponsored by one of our favorite companies, the Marauder “Gun-Runners”!  For more details, check out the Far Side Custom Toy Convention thread on HISS Tank!

Far Side Custom Toy Convention discussion!

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Hasbro

Hasbro Mattel Fusion

According to Bloomberg Business, Hasbro is in talks with Mattel regarding a possible merger!

Hasbro and Mattel are two of the biggest toy manufacturers in the US, so this would be a huge move!

Hasbro/Mattel Merger discussion!

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Swindle

Swindle Wants to Know . . .

“Bro, do you even lift?”

I picked up Combiner Wars Swindle last night, and I took a few pictures.

When I first saw Swindle on the shelf I had a mixed opinion of the figure.  The one I really wanted was Brawl, to tell you the truth, but this was the only one they had on shelves.  I wasn’t a fan of the Rook mold to be honest, but G1 Swindle is one of the figures I had as a kid.  Also the figure was a lot bulkier than I thought Swindle should be.  The original figure had scrawny arms.

This guy’s been clearly hitting the gym lately.  He’s a regular beefcake!

All in all I’m glad I picked up the figure.  The proper hands are a VAST improvement over Rook!  The hole in front of the fist was . . . interesting, but I prefer my figures to be able to hold their weapons the right way.

Speaking of weapons, Swindle comes with the same hand/foot/gun that rook came with. There’s a hole in the palm section that allows you to mount it on top of his vehicle mode, but it also allows you to combine it with his main gun!

All in all Swindle is a pretty awesome figure.  Maybe a little beefier than I expected, but a great addition to my Decepticon ranks!

I’d recommend him, even if you’re not planning on picking up the rest of the Combaticons.  Hell, I’m not.  Well probably Brawl, but not the other three.

You can check out larger images in the Swindle gallery on Cobra Island’s Google+ page!

Discuss the Combiner Wars Swindle figure here!

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MTF Valkyries Spec-Ops

MTF Valkyries Spec-Ops

The Marauder “Gun-Runners” released images of the painted MTF Valkyries Spec-Ops figure!

Hey 814 Valtaskers!

The Marauder Task Force Valkyries project is proceeding smoothly and all is still on schedule. Here are images of the MTF Valkyries Spec-Ops paint master prototype. The design and colors are in-line with the Spec-Ops male MTF version. Once again, Kevin Watts did an OUTSTANDING job on the figure!

We will post several MORE images (more paint masters, tooling prototypes and pre-production samples) of the Valkyries and new Male figures over the next few weeks. Thanks again for your support and just wait until you see what is in store!

Mj & Team

Marauder Task Force Valkyries discussion!

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Vitruvian HACKS

Vitruvian HACKS Shipping

Boss Fight Studio announced this morning that they shipped the first batch of Vitruvian HACKS!

“The first transport is away!”

This first shipment is for the folks who backed the Vitruvian HACKS Kickstarter campaign.  The figures for those who missed the campaign will ship at a later date.  So be sure to check your emails for notifications because TONIGHT WE DINE IN HELL!

I know you want in on this!  If you haven’t done so already you should pre-order your Vitruvian HACKS from Boss Fight Studio‘s web store!

Vitruvian HACKS discussion!

UPDATE: Boss Fight Studio provided more info and photos!

Hi Boss-Fighters!
The first shipment is on its way from Shenzhen, China to BFS HQ in Massachusetts! This shipment contains Spartan, Stone Spartan, Medusa, Coral Gorgon, Black Racer, Talos, Gray Male Blank, and Fire Orange Male Blank. Production will finish on the remaining items after Chinese New Year and we’ll keep you updated on the progress. In the meantime, please enjoy these photos of V-HACKS getting packed and shipped!

Best,
BFS

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IDW Publishing

IDW G.I. Joe Solicits April 2016

IDW Publishing posted solicits for their upcoming G.I. Joe comics!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #227: Cobra Nation, Part 2
Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)
Cobra Commander’s plan would be going perfectly—If he hadn’t messed with the wrong people: his own members of Cobra! Now Destro, Zartan, The Baroness, Tomax and Xamot want something from Cobra Commander… and if he wants his COBRA NATION to succeed, he’ll have to do just as they say!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • COBRA NATION CONTINUES!
  • Part of IDW’s Art Appreciation Month!

 

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #3 (of 6)
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Zach Howard (c)
With the first round of duels settled, the World Warrior Tournament enters the quarterfinals! But can the forces of G.I. Joe and their Street Fighter allies remain in the fight long enough to take down M. Bison himself? The time for titanic tussles has arrived!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Your favorite Street Fighter characters face off against G.I. JOE for the first time ever!
  • 8-bit Variant Cover by Matthew Waite!

Transformers vs G.I. JOE #12
Tom Scioli, John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)
WELCOME TO THE TERROR DROME! As the forces of COBRA plot a treacherous move, OPTIMUS PRIME descends in to CYBERTRONIAN hell in search of the MATRIX. They say the sun also rises… but will it be friend or foe?!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The road to hell is paved with good intentions… and DINOBOTS!
  • The end is nigh, and the action has never been bigger!

IDW April 2016 G.I. Joe solicits discussion!

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Today we celebrate the birth of a great American! The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, but his birthday is celebrated on the third Monday of the month!

The Reverend Dr. King was a Baptist minister, and a key leader in the Civil Rights Movement! He was jailed 29 times for his advocacy of non-violent, civil disobedience, as a tool to fight for the rights of black Americans! On April 4, 1968, he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee! He was 39 years old!

Today we honor his legacy, and recognize his sacrifice to make his country a better place! Happy birthday Dr. King!

Martin Luther King, Jr. discussion! … Read more…

Allspark Pictures

Allspark Pictures Takes Creative Lead

Thanks to Silver Optimus of HISS Tank we’ve learned that Hasbro will retain more creative control of their movies, through their brand new Allspark Pictures division!

Speaking to Toy World Magazine (January 2016 Issue) Hasbro stated that G. I. Joe 3 is in production. Though, Micronauts were previously announced as attached to G. I. Joe, a separate movie seems to be in work and may connect later in a Marvel Cinematic Universe fashion.

Happily, Hasbro seems to be enthusiastic about the new projects which may result in a new revival for the Joe brand (hopefully).

Stephen Davis, executive VP and Chief Content Officer of Hasbro stated that their newly established Allspark Pictures will have more control over the content of the movies.

Please find scans of the magazine courtesy of our sister site, after the jump. And please join with the TFW Network as we bring you the best Toy Fair coverage around.

You can check out the scans of the article about Hasbro and Allspark Pictures at HISS Tank!

Allspark Pictures discussion! … Read more…