IDW Publishing G.I. Joe Solicits March 2016

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

G.I. JOE Deviations One-Shot—GEM OF THE MONTH

Paul Allor (w) • Corey Lewis (a & c)

In a world… where COBRA rules the planet! COBRA COMMANDER’s forces have won, the entire planet Earth now submits to COBRA rule… but the burdens of ruling over billions of people make COBRA COMMANDER anxious to the good old days. And he decides there’s just one group that can bring chaos back to this totalitarian order: G.I. JOE!

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

G.I. JOE Deviations One-Shot—Subscription Variant

Paul Allor (w) • Corey Lewis (a) • Brian Shearer (c)

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:

  • Extra-length one-shot!
  • Find out what happens in a world… whereCOBRA turns the table on G.I. JOE… but they can’t wait to bring them back!
  • Part of IDW’s Deviations 5-week event!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #226: Cobra Nation, Part 1

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

G.I. Joe believes it can rest easy after stopping the COBRA WORLD ORDER… but they must now face a war at home as Cobra Commander amasses followers and maneuvers his hidden agents in order to turn the US into a COBRA NATION!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #226: Cobra Nation, Part 1—Subscription Variant

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

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • A new storyline will see G.I. JOE fighting on their home turf!
  • THE COBRA NATION WILL RISE UP!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, Vol. 14

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Paul Pope (c)

G.I. JOE has been fighting the evil forces of COBRA for decades, but now COBRA is ready to unleash its master plan on an unsuspecting G.I. JOE, in “Cobra World Order!” Collects the prelude issue #0 and issues #219–221.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 100 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-554-9

Bullet points:

  • The beginning of a new G.I. JOE epic tale!

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #2 (of 6)

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Kagan McLeod (c)

The second day of the tournament pitting Street Fighter vs. G.I. JOE begins! Destro and M. Bison team up to provide Cobra with the ultimate weapon… but Guile, Snake Eyes, Ryu and Storm Shadow have a plan of their own to stop the Shadaloo tyrant. The World Warrior tournament heats up for the Street Fighter team and G.I. JOE alike!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #2 (of 6)Subscription Variant

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

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

IDW March Solicits discusssion!

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IDW Presents Deviations

IDW Publishing revealed Deviations, a series of one-shots from various universes!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IDW Explores Alternate Timelines In ‘Deviations’!
The Five-Week Event Arrives In March

San Diego, CA (December 14, 2015) – In a world where the Ghostbusters never crossed streams to save New York… In a world where Shredder was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ sensei… In a world where all your expectations are turned upside down—welcome to the world of Deviations, a weekly event series featuring alternate takes on some of IDW’s most popular books!

Starting with the Ghostbusters, readers will be taken to alternate realities of some of the most iconic heroes in comics with weekly one-shots that each highlight a different series. G.I. JOE will follow in the second week, exploring what would happen if COBRA finally won. The TRANSFORMERS comes next, looking at what the implications would be if OPTIMUS PRIME never died! Then, in X-Files Deviations, having been abducted by aliens, Fox Mulder never returned… and finally, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles one-shot will round out the event.

“When one moment changes,” said Chris Ryall, IDW Editor in Chief, “whole universes alter forever. We’re asking the questions fans have been pondering for years—and now we’ll see some answers.”

Both new and familiar faces will make their mark on this warped series as newcomers to the titles join fan-favorite creators!

In Ghostbusters Deviations,
Kelly Thompson(Jem and the Holograms) teams up with artist Nelson Daniel (Judge Dredd).

Paul Allor returns to G.I. Joe, with artwork by Corey Lewis (Sharknife).

TRANSFORMERS Deviations welcomes Brandon Easton (Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven) alongside Transformers: Robots in Disguise artist Priscilla Tramontano.

Amy Chu (Sensation Comics: Wonder Woman) explores The X-Files alongside Elena Casagrande (Doctor Who) and Silvia Califano (The X-Files: Season 10) on art.

Finally Tom Waltz (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) leads Zach Howard (Wild Blue Yonder) into the sewers for the TMNT Deviations.

Look for all five Deviations in your comic shop and online every week in March!

IDW Deviations discussion!

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club FSS 4.0 Cobra Inferno B.A.T. Final Sample Reveal

Good News for those of you that are eagerly awaiting the arrival of your 4th wave of figures from the [url=http://www.gijoeclub.com]G.I.Joe Club[/url]’s Figure Subscription Service – Today via the [url=http://www.gijoeclub.com/forums/showthread.php?938-GIJCC-FSS-4-0-Cobra-Inferno-B-A-T-Final-Sample]Official Club Forum[/url] came word on the upcoming [B]Cobra Inferno B.A.T.[/B]!

If the name sounds familiar, it should as the Inferno B.A.T. was originally showcased in the G.I.Joe World way back in 2003! Back then, the Inferno B.A.T. was released as part of an Internet Exclusive Troop Builder Set. Here’s the scoop from the Club –

Seasons Greetings, 

We wanted to share an update and showcase one of the final sample figures from the upcoming FSS 4.0 shipments. 

Here is the Cobra Inferno B.A.T. in its fiery glory, as this action figure and its accessories are molded in translucent RED plastic!

Are you excited to finally hear some news on FSS 4.0? Are you subscribed to this latest round or did you decide to cherry pick the line through online retailers? Sound off on Cobra Island’s [url=http://www.cobraisland.com/forums/showthread.php?23676-G-I-Joe-Collectors-Club-FSS-4-0-Cobra-Inferno-B-A-T-Final-Sample-Reveal]GIJCC FSS 4.0 Cobra Inferno B.A.T. Discussion Thread[/url]!

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G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Toys R Us Update!

With the holidays right around the corner, what better way to show that we want more G.I.Joe goodness next year than to pick up available 50th Anniversary product now? Joes make great donation items and the bang that you get for your buck is something that parents can definitely appreciate.

This may be old news for some, but for those of you out there that have been having difficulty finding a particular G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary item, then [url=http://www.toysrus.com]TRU.com[/url] may be your best bet. Most, if not all 50th Anniversary offerings are in stock online. We’ve collected the links below for your shopping pleasure.

[B]G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Versus 2 Packs[/B]

[url=http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=38349846&cp=2255956.2273442.67715136.2255958.3529714&parentPage=family]G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Heated Battle (Wave 1 offering) – $9.99[/url]
[url=http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=67186306&cp=2255956.2273442.67715136.2255958.3529714&parentPage=family]G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Hunt for Cobra Commander – $14.99[/url]
[url=http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=67186276&cp=2255956.2273442.67715136.2255958.3529714&parentPage=family]G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Swamp Steam – $14.99[/url]
[url=http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=67186326&cp=2255956.2273442.67715136.2255958.3529714&parentPage=family]G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Classic Clash – $14.99[/url]
[url=http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=67186316&cp=2255956.2273442.67715136.2255958.3529714&parentPage=family]G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Marine Devastation – $14.99[/url]
[url=http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=67186296&cp=2255956.2273442.67715136.2255958.3529714&parentPage=family]G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Troop Build Up – $14.99[/url]

[B]G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Outnumbered 3 Packs[/B]
[url=http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=40928756&cp=2255956.2273442.67715136.2255958.3529714&parentPage=family]G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary The Eagle’s Edge (wave 1 offering) – $14.99[/url]
[url=http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=38349916&cp=2255956.2273442.67715136.2255958.3529714&parentPage=family]G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary The Viper’s Pit (wave 1 offering) – $14.99[/url]
[url=http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=65573566&cp=2255956.2273442.67715136.2255958.3529714&parentPage=family]G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Chase for the M.A.S.S. Device – $19.99[/url]
[url=http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=65573536&cp=2255956.2273442.67715136.2255958.3529714&parentPage=family]G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Sneak Attack – $19.99[/url]
[url=http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=65573576&cp=2255956.2273442.67715136.2255958.3529714&parentPage=family]G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Vanishing Act – $19.99[/url]
[url=http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=65573596&cp=2255956.2273442.67715136.2255958.3529714&parentPage=family]G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Rock Rampage – $19.99[/url]

[B]G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Vehicle Sets[/B]
[url=http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=62274146&cp=2255956.2273442.67715136.2255958.3529714&parentPage=family]G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Desert Duel – $49.99 $44.99[/url]
[url=http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=67186286&cp=2255956.2273442.67715136.2255958.3529714&parentPage=family]G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Silent Strike – $64.99[/url]

[B]2015 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive[/B]
[url=http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=62274156&cp=2255956.2273442.67715136.2255958.3529714&parentPage=family]SDCC 2015 G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Desert Duel – $59.99[/url] (Ship to store available)

Orders over $19 ship free, so get your fill while you still can! Once you do, let us know what pieces you picked up in the [url=http://www.cobraisland.com/forums/showthread.php?22894-50th-Anniversary-G-I-Joe-at-ToysRUs-com!]G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary At Toys’R’Us Thread[/url]!

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Hasbro and Paramount announce G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Visionairies, M.A.S.K. and ROM Interconnected Movie Universe

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You may remember that last month we brought word that [url=http://cobraisland.com/whats-the-plan-for-the-next-g-i-joe-movie]Akiva Goldsman Is To Lead A Writers Team For Upcoming G. I. Joe Movies[/url]. Thanks to [url=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/paramount-hasbro-gi-joe-universe-848920?utm_source=CobraIsland]The Hollywould Reporter[/url], we now have word on the other brands that will apparently reside alongside G.I.Joe in this new movie universe. Those brands include Microauts, Visionairies, M.A.S.K. and ROM, Space Knight (?). From THR:

Paramount Pictures and Hasbro are embarking on a new universe of interrelated characters and stories. The studio — which is already in the process of expanding its Transformers universe after four movies based on that popular Hasbro toy line — is announcing a new deal with Hasbro on Tuesday that will see Paramount and Allspark Pictures, Hasbro’s film label, build an interconnected, cross-property onscreen universe, featuring characters from five of Hasbro’s other brands: G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Visionairies, M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) and ROM.

This scenario points to Hasbro’s Unit-E initiative, which was initially [url=http://news.hisstank.com/2011/10/17/unit-e-nycc-2011-exclusive-comic-hasbro-universe-issue-0-10784] reported on 4 years ago at NYCC [/url]. To refresh your memory, we’ve mirrored some of the scans we shared back then with this story. So, what are your thoughts? Do you think the likes of Micronauts, Visionairies, M.A.S.K, ROM and G.I.Joe all fit within the same universe, or do you think individual attention should be paid to our beloved Modern Army Action Figure? Read on for the full press release then join us here for discussion already in progress! – [url=http://www.cobraisland.com/forums/showthread.php?23608-What-s-the-Plan-for-the-Next-G-I-Joe-Movie]What’s the plan for the next G.I.Joe Movie?[/url]

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #221!

IDW Publishing posted a preview of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #221!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #221: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 3

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Phil Jimenez (c)

G.I. Joe begins to probe the depths of Cobra’s malevolent plan, but as intrigue after intrigue continues to stack up, even the Real American Heroes will hardly be prepared for Cobra Commander’s next move!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #221 discussion!

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Marauder Task Force Update!

Hey Islanders, we’ve received some unfortunate news from the Marauder “Gun-Runners” regarding the status of the wave 1 repaints.

Hey 312 Valtaskers!

Here is where we currently stand with the new male MTF figures. After the initial shipping error, we received more shipments…but unfortunately there were additional errors. Examples such as we received all of the figures of one color, but didn’t get the corresponding color accessories for those figures or received all the color accessories for a particular figure, but didn’t get the figures in that color. The shipping errors stemmed from a mixup with the original order about the required quantities of each item and the required avail date. We have received a large quantity of items, but not ALL the figures or ALL the accessories.

After the “smoke cleared” we took inventory of what was missing, came up with a final list and THOSE are the items at last getting produced & shipped to us. We apologize for the delay and are taking all steps necessary to fix the situation (we flew in the last few shipments and are also flying in the final part of the order). While we are doing everything we can to get the orders sent out, we can’t guarantee the items will ship in time for Christmas. We deeply regret not having the items and will keep you all updated.

Again, we thank you for your patience and deeply appreciate your continued support!

MJ

While this is definitely a disappointing turn of events, we at the Island acknowledge that the Marauder “Gun-Runners” are doing everything in their power to get these awesome figures to their backers, and we’re very eager to add them to our collections!

Marauder Task Force Valkyries discussion!

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Accufoil Softcover Proof of Collecting the Art of G.I. Joe vol. 2!

As our very own C.I.A.D. reported over at HISS Tank, he received a sample of the Accufoil Softcover Proof of Collecting the Art of G.I. Joe vol. 2!

Our good friend 3DJoes stopped by to share the Accufoil Softcover Proof for Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 2 (1984-1985) and it is absolutely fantastic! That’s not the best news, though – Posters are now shipping to all Kickstarter backers! Miss the Kickstarter? Stay tuned because all leftover posters and books will go live on the 3DJoes store by January 1, 2016!

In related news, Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 2 (1984-1985) is now available for download from the iBooks and iTunes store! The Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 2 (1984-1985) iBook is interactive! On each character and vehicle page you will see a clickable blue star. These stars link out to the corresponding page on 3DJoes so you can check out the spins, file cards, full cardbacks, vehicle boxes, etc. How cool is that?!

Also, a quick update on the Master Sergeant Josh Wheeler auctions. Mr. Ron Rudat, Mr. Kirk Bozigian and 3DJoes sold some G.I.Joe pre-production art and raised $1,200. Thanks on behalf of 3DJoes to all of you that bid. If you’d still like to give, you can donate here: Joshua L Wheeler GoFundMe Page

Collectively, they’ve raised almost $10,000. Yo JOE!!!

Collecting the Art of G.I. Joe vol. 2 discussion!

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Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. ETA and Pre-Orders Soon!

Boss Fight Studio posted an update on the estimated time of arrival for their Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. figures, as well as the pre-order date!

Arrival timeline and Pre-Orders!

Hi Boss-Fighters!
In this update, we’re going to talk about Kickstarter timelines, pre-orders and shipping!

The timeline we have from our factory right now – barring any delays – has the entire production run arriving by early February. Our current goal is to have all Kickstarter orders shipped in February. We’ll be receiving the production run in two parts, the first part in late January. We will be shipping it to backers in two shipments as well, so you can get your toys as early as possible!

We’ll be opening up limited pre-orders for all waves of Series 1 Carded figures, Skeletons, Pre-Curse Medusa, Tartarus Guard, Blanks and Accessory packs on 12:01 EST, Monday December 7th! If you missed out on the Kickstarter and want to be among the first to receive your V-HACKS figures, don’t delay! If you’re already a KS backer, and you want to buy additional items in the pre-order, that’s awesome, but please be aware that we cannot combine shipping on KS items and pre-order items. Pre-Orders will be shipping mid-March to give us time to be sure all of the Kickstarter backers have received all of their items.

Kickstarter backers, we’ve still got a surprise in store for you! Each KS backer above the $30 level (if you got one or more figures) will receive a surprise free figure to thank you for your patience! We’re so grateful for our backers that you’ll be getting a new figure that hasn’t been seen anywhere yet!

Please note, at this point all of the money from the Kickstarter has been used to pay our vendors for production, this means that we are unable to offer any Kickstarter refunds.

Thanks for all of your support!
<3 BFS

PS: All the below photos are near-final production samples!

They also posted their price points!

Carded/boxed single figures – $19.99
Exclusive 2pks – $44.99
Blanks – $12.99
Accessory Packs – $9.99
Skeletons – $12.99.

Begin to budget appropriately.

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

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