G.I.Joe Collectors Club Heartwrencher And Dreadnok Stinger 4×4 Photos!

Thanks to the folks at Just another G.I.Joe Show, we’ve got photos of the upcoming G.I.Joe Collectors Club Heartwrencher And Dreadnok Stinger 4×4!

What do you think of these beautiful pieces?  Check out the G.I.Joe Collectors Club Heartwrencher And Dreadnok Stinger 4×4 discussion thread to let us know what you think!

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The IDW March 2018 G. I. Joe Solicitations are here

IDW has released their solicitations  for their March 2018 releases. Coming in March are:

* G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero #250 – Cover A: Diaz

* G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero #250 – Cover B: Shearer

* G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero Anniversary Edition #1

* G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero vs. The Six Million Dollar Man #2 – Cover A: Sayger

* G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero vs. The Six Million Dollar Man #2 – Cover B: Marques

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John Royle Reveals the Cover for G.I. Joe Issue 250!

John Royle announced that the sick Snake Eyes vs Storm Shadow picture he drew will be used for the cover of G.I. Joe issue 250!

I’m excited to say just before Christmas I heard this shot of SnakeEye and Stormshadow is going to be the Retailer incentive cover for GI.JOE RAH issue 250! I had a ball drawing this image! lovely inks Jagdish and awesome colours Delgado! 

Let us know what you think in the G.I. Joe issue 250 cover discussion!

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Adventure People Paint Reference Samples!

Zica Toys posted images of their latest paint reference samples for their Adventure People toy line!

New factory images showing work in progress paint reference samples for Captain Evil’s Henchman and Action Jackson.

What do you think of these paint reference samples?  Sound off in the Adventure People discussion thread!

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Marauder "Gun-Runners"

Marauder “Gun-Runners” at JoeFest Toy & Comic Show!

The JoeFest Toy & Comic Show announced that the Marauder “Gun-Runners” will be attending the 2018 JoeFest Toy & Comic Show!

JoeFest Toy & Comic Show is excited to announce Marauder Gun-Runners will be a featured vendor at our April 21 2018 in Augusta Ga! They will have those purple NJCC figures in stock and will have package deals on figures and accessories! Come out early for the best selection!

Be sure to check out the JoeFest Toy & Comic Show twitter page for all the latest updates on their upcoming show, be sure to check out the Marauder “Gun-Runners” website for great action figures and accessories, and be sure to join us in the JoeFest Toy & Comic Show discussion!

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Tom Waltz and Netho Diaz Share Teasers From IDW Publishing’s G.I.Joe 248 and 250

Netho Diaz and Tom Waltz set twitter ON FIRE today for G.I.Joe fans, sharing peeks from two upcoming issues of IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero!

First up, Netho shared the brilliant image that we used for our story – The image is that of the cover for the special oversized G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #250. This issue boasts 40 pages and is the conclusion of the “Dawn of the Arashikage” storyline. 

The awesome didn’t stop there though! Tom then shared a panel from G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #248, noting that the issue has been sent to the printer! This is a special “silent issue” and sure to be another classic, just like issue #21. Check it out – 

Are you as excited as we are for these two issues? Join in on the discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums

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Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 5 (1990-1992) Is Heading To Kickstarter

Word has come in from our friends from 3D Joes have shared more exciting news regarding Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 5 (1990-1992). The next volume is almost ready for Kickstarter! From Carson – 

Here’s some interesting history we’ve gleaned from the Hasbro tour, HasCon displays, and recently acquired artifacts. From 1982-1988 all explosion backgrounds were painted and horizontal lines drawn along with the figure. We even saw Tiger Force Duke on tour at Hasbro during HasCon and he’s fully repainted, including the tiger stripe background. In 1989, things changed. The Python Patrol and Slaughter’s Marauders backgrounds were added in a step separate from the painting (we saw the original Python CG painting with the 1985 CG explosion background on tour at Hasbro during HasCon).

The sub-line backgrounds (Python Patrol, Slaughter’s Marauders, Sonic Fighters, Eco Warriors, Super Sonic Fighters, DEF, Ninja Force, and Talking Battle Commanders) were all added separately in post. By now desktop publishing was readily available, so we can assume that step happened digitally, since the only painting artifacts we’ve seen are the figures themselves.

The horizontal lines for the main Joe line continued through 1992, but they were likely added in post beginning in 1990. From 1986-1989 the artist avoiding having the figures and vehicles overlap with the horizontal lines, but by 1990 that was no longer a challenge when adding them in post and thus happened much more frequently.

By 1993, all carded figures were painted without backgrounds, and those were added in post. These Kodak Ektachromes show the 1992 DEF figures and the 1990 Cobra Hurricane paintings without backgrounds.

We’ve mirrored the shared images below,  Are you as excited as we are to add Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe Volume 5 to your collection? Will you be circling back to pick up previous volumes, or do you already own them all? Get in on the discussion on the Cobra Island Forums!

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