Black Major Mayhem Trooper Review Gallery

We continue our Black Major review galleries this week with a look at another set of recent releases, this time focused on the Trooper mold. Our first in the series is the Mayhem Trooper!

This awesome trooper serves none other than Firefly, the Cobra Saboteur and features a similar color scheme of dark & light grays, with black accents. The red Cobra logo just pops off the torso. The Mayhem trooper isn’t only awesome, but includes a Rifle, Backpack & a file card that has a full color portrait on one side, with limited edition numbering on the back! We’ve put together a gallery of over 30 images that you can check out by reading more below. 

All this week we’ll be focusing on the re-imagined incarnations of the much loved trooper. All figures showcased in our Trooper reviews are currently available to the public via our good friend Brian Kossin, so if you’d like to add this figure to your collection, make sure to hit him up!

In the absence of 3 3/4 Joe product on the shelf, The Major continues to keep excitement alive and the fan base enthused with his 3 3/4 0-ring ARAH Style offerings! Read more below to check out our full gallery of this awesome Cobra troop builder, then join us on the Cobra Island Forums to share your thoughts with us! 

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Eagle Force Returns Wave 2 Reveal At DesignerCon

Our friends from Fresh Monkey Fiction have shared word via the Facebook page that they’ll be in attendance atDesignerCon, so make sure to head over to booth #1022 next weekend, as they’ll be revealing some characters from Eagle Force Returns wave 2! 

The teaser image shared shows figures from – 

  • Eagle Force Returns
  • Eagle Force: Monster Force
  • Eagle Force: Heroes vs Villains

The assortment of characters from each line is sure to put a smile on your face. Those in attendance next week will get to feast their eyes on – 

  • Agent Grimm, Redwing II, Harley, S.T.A.T., Sgt. Eagle, Ronnie, Bill,. Dicky, Tobias, Agent Vess, Baton Reed, Dracula, Forgotten King, Agent Van Helsing and General Mamba!

Will bring you more images as they become available, but for now, check out the teaser poster and share your excitement with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Night Viper

Black Major Night Viper Gallery Round Up!!

We start this Sunday Funday with a look back at our galleries of the stellar Night Viper by the elusive Black Major!

These past 2 weeks we were focusing on the remaining incarnations currently available of the much loved Night Viper!! In the absence of 3 3/4 Joe product on the shelf The Major continues to keep keeping excitement alive and the fan base enthused with his 3 3/4 0-ring ARAH Style offerings! Read more below to check out our full gallery of these amazing figures, but don’t forget you can see individual galleries for – 

We’ve had an absolute blast covering these latest offerings and are looking forward to bringing you our gallery reviews of Black Major’s latest Trooper assortment over the coming days! We’d like to give a special shout out to those who helped us get these in hand. If you’d like your own Night Viper Unit, make sure to hit up –

Read on for the gallery, then join us on the Cobra Island Forums to discuss the Night Viper Unit from Black Major! 

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Rank & File: A Guide to 4 Inch G.I. Joe Action Figures Volume 1.1 Ships Monday!

Great news for those that if you that got in on the Rank & File Volume 1 Reprint Kickstarter Campaign. Word has come in via a project update that Vol 1.1 will begin to ship this coming Monday, November 6th! In order for James to ship your book, you must first complete the Kickstarter survey that’s been sent out, so make sure to check your inbox for details! 

After a brief hiatus in 2006 that allowed the G.I. Joe brand to flourish in other areas, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero was reintroduced in a new stylistic direction that is still predominately used today! Not only did this reintroduction allow fans to revisit some of their most cherished icons within the G.I. Joe mythos, they were introduced to new characters that are now known and loved.

This Rank & File Volume 1.1 is an update to the introductory guide in a series that fully displays every G.I. Joe action figure produced between the 25th Anniversary and today, complete with every accessory and variation produced. Volume 1.1 begins with an introduction to G.I. Joe, discussing its 1964 origins all the way up to the Real American Hero line in its first two generations, and then fully explores the 25th Anniversary and Resolute 4″ action figures series. To top it off, every vehicle and play set released in the 4″ era has been documented and every easily removable piece has been individually photographed—ensuring collector completion.

Don’t forget, you can pick up other volumes in the Rank & File series directly from Mr. James Kavanaugh Jr. via the R.A.H.C. Guide website! Make sure to share your thoughts on the reprint with us right here on the Cobra Island Forums

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Eagle Force Returns In Hand Samples, Card Backs and Poster Info

Our friends from Eagle Force Returns have shared quite the update via Kickstarter! Included in the update are sample images of upcoming Eagle Force Returns figures, along with a full block of card backs representing the 1st wave of offerings. That’s not all though! Bill also shared word on the awesome Eagle Force Eagle Island posters that will be available at DesignerCon! Here’s the scoop – 

We’ll be at Designer Con in Pasadena ,CA on Nov 11-12. Please stop by the booth, we’ll have the Eagle Force and Larry Hama prototypes at the show, along with some reveals for Wave 2 of Eagle Force, which will include character from Eagle Force, Monster Force and Heroes vs Villains. We’ll also have the 18×24 Eagle Force island poster..both the “Standard Edition” and the limited edition “Attack on Eagle Island” poster for sale.

These will be available on our website after the show. Plus we’ll have a few sets of The Drawn Word’s Eagle Force Trading Cards if you missed on their Kickstarter.

There you have it! Read more below to check out the full gallery of prototype samples, then join us on the Cobra Island Forums for discussion already in progress! 

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Cryptid Toys 1:12 Super Articulated Blanks Kickstarter Update

The team at Cryptid Toys have shared a campaign update via Kickstarter regarding the proposed height for the Skeleton blanks. Votes have been cast and tallied…and we have a winner! Project backers have opted for a taller Skeleton and Cryptid Toys will move forward with the adjusted height! They’ve shared a gathering of images showing the size comparison against Marvel Legends, Mythic Legions and more, so make sure to read more below to check out the assortment. Here’s the scoop from Cryptid – 

Thanks to everyone who took the survey and weighed in on which sized skeletons they’d like. There were over 200 people who completed the survey on SurveyMonkey as well as many comments on social media. The response was clear that the slightly taller skeleton is what the most people preferred. From the survey: 113 said slightly taller, 47 said either one was fine, and 46 wanted the original height. In addition, there were about 18 comments between Instagram and Facebook for the slightly taller one and only about 5 for the original height. 

Sorry to those that wanted the skeletons to stay at the original height but these slightly taller ones are only about 1/4″ taller and are still in scale with Marvel Legends and other similar lines. I’m aware some people wanted these skeletons to be in scale with larger lines like Mythic Legions and Masters of the Universe Classics but those are simply too much larger than the Legends sized figures that these will still be in scale with. There are several comparison pictures included with various figures so have a look at those. 

Also, the stretch goals have been altered slightly… Many of you are very excited for the additional parts for the skeletons so those will now be offered in an earlier stretch goal. This moves the male blanks down to $50,000 before those get unlocked. Let’s get those bad boys unlocked!

What are your thoughts on the news? Join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Vintage Television Toy Commercials

There might not be Saturday morning G.I.Joe cartoons currently on TV, but we can still enjoy some throwback G.I.Joe toy commercials! Check out this nearly 10 minute long block of vintage awesomeness, courtesy of 8thmandvd.com YouTube Channel

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club Rock n Roll v2 Incentive Figure Revealed!

Our friends from Just Another G.I.Joe Show have shared an image on their Facebook Page of the G.I.Joe Collectors Club membership incentive figure, Rock N Roll! The 2nd version of Rock n Roll has always been a fan favorite, so it’s great to see him get a Modern Era update. 

We’ve included a side-by-side with the vintage version (vintage image courtesy of 3D Joes).

Higher quality images are surely right around the corner, but for now, what are your preliminary thoughts on Rock n Roll? Will you be renewing your membership, or starting a new one, in order to get your hands on R&R? Share your opinion with us on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Hell Screamerz Kickstarter Campaign Backer Kit Closing Soon!

Heads Up! Word us come in from our friends at Sunok Studios, LLC that the backerkit for the Hell Screamers Kickstarter campaign is coming to a close in less than a week! Here’s the scoop – 

Screamerz,

We are currently sitting at about 81% complete on the backer kit surveys. If you have not already done so, please complete your surveys immediately! 

Please keep in mind, even if you didnt put in anything extra toward add ons (ie: you put in the exact amount of money needed for your pledge level), you should still complete the survey to verify shipping address if nothing else.

Once the backer kit closes, you will not get another opportunity to allocate any additional funds you may have included in your pledge. 

The Backer Kit will close on November 9th at midnight eastern standard time. That gives you all a little bit less than 1 week from now to complete the surveys before we close it up and start the pre-order phase.

If you haven’t done so yet, make sure to get your Backer kit ready, as time is running out! You can join in on the Hell Screamerz Discussion right here on the Cobra Island Forums

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Paramount Pictures & Hasbro to Produce and Distribute Live Action and Animated Content

By way of Business Wire comes word of an exciting press release from Paramount Pictures and Hasbro, noting that they’ll work in unison to produce and distribute live action and animated content under a five year exclusive relationship. Check out the details below: 

HOLLYWOOD–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Paramount Pictures and Hasbro, Inc. today announced that they will be teaming up to produce and distribute content based on Hasbro brands, as well as original stories. The two companies will collaborate on live action and animated films, with Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation playing an active role alongside Paramount Pictures in development and production.

This announcement expands upon an existing relationship between the two companies. Hasbro and Paramount have partnered on five Transformers movies to date, as well as two G.I. Joe films, and the first Transformers spinoff, Bumblebee, is slated for December 2018.

Are you excited about this news and what the future might hold? Read on to view the full press releases, then sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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