Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe Volume 5 From 3DJoes.com Is Picking Up Steam

Usually vehicles and playsets received product photos to show off the play features… but not the Hammerhead! The Hammerhead received a huge inset painting with fun details such as S.A.W.-Viper, the fiercest of the Cobras, manning his underwater craft without scuba gear.

Our friends from 3DJoes.com are excited to note that volume 5 is picking up steam; Carson & Company have finished collecting, documenting, and restoring every retail figure, vehicle and playset from 1990-1992, so next up is book layout and restoration of the last several peripheral pieces and then they’re ready to Kickstart!

If you haven’t already, make sure to prep for volume 5 by picking up volumes 1 through 4:

Or get the complete Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volumes 1–4 (1982–1989) series and save $10 off the cover price! 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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Netho Diaz Shares IDW Publishing’s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 248 Opening Scene

Netho Diaz has been doing an amazing job keeping fans of G.I.Joe excited through his shares of artwork on his Twitter account. Today was absolutely no different, as the “Mic Drop” came about 2 hours ago as Netho shared the opening scene from G.I.Joe #248!

The scene shows Dawn Moreno with Uzis in hand, the bodies of her fallen Red Ninja foe around her, Arshikage banner tattered in the background. What really sticks out to me the most about this piece is that it’s “so Snake Eyes”, yet is uniquely Dawn…which is fitting of the character, no?

Don’t forget, Issue #248 is a silent issue which just increases the level of awesome tenfold. Are you excited to add this issue to your collection? Get in on the discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Michael Mercy Presents Patreon Special Missions – G.I.Joe Cobra Night Raven Review

Michael Mercy is back with an all new segment, Patreon Special Missions. In the first of what will surely be many Special Missions, Michael takes a look at the 1986 G.I.Joe Cobra Night Raven! This beauty of an aircraft remains high on the list of fan favorites, even 30+ years after it’s release.

Since we know you love Michael’s reviews just us much as we do, you should consider heading over to Michael Mercy’s Patreon page! This is the go-to location if you want to support the channel, as well as receive rewards like:

  • early viewings of videos
  • choosing subjects for future reviews
  • sitting in on Cartoon Commentaries
  • or being interviewed by none other than Michael Mercy for the channel!

We’re talking about this review on the boards, so join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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First Image Of Retooled Adventure People From Zica Toys Shared Online

In related Zica Toys news, our first look at the retooled Adventure People, specifically the Strike Force Trooper was shared on the Zica Toys Facebook Page.

The new image  shows that progress is being made on getting the Adventure People project back on track! This is a resin sample of the Strike Force Trooper that was used to confirm that the height on the new figures will be correct. The next step is to get painted samples of all 8 figures that were included in the Kickstarter campaign, which the factory is working on now.

We’ll share more updates as they become available, so make sure to keep it locked on the Cobra Island Forums for discussion already in progress!

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Legacy Of The Sectaurs General Spidrax Artwork Revealed

Legacy of the Sectaurs is very proud to unveil an amazing image of General Spidrax, the War Master Of The Dark Domain on his vicious steed, Spiderflyer, drawn by the ever talented Jack Lawrence. This gives you just a small idea of the amazing relaunch of this fan favorite line coming our way in 2018. Comics, Toys and much more!

We’ve been sharing images of the Sectaurs figures from Zica Toys on our Facebook Page, but we’ve mirrored them below for you to check out just in case you’ve missed them. Are you excited about the Legacy of the Sectaurs? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Joelanta 2018 Exclusive Data Jumpers File Card Art Revealed

Last week, we brought you a sneak peek at the upcoming Joelanta 2018 Exclusive Data Jumpers. That preview included an early look at the File Card Art being created by none other than Kraken Kards.

In a surprise treat, the Kraken Koalition Facebook Page has shared a full color render of the Data Jumper File Card Art and needless to say, it’s fantastic! These figures will be available at the show being held at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center, March 10th & 11th 2018.

There will be 2 figures available through our good friend Mr. Brian Kossin, representing both G.I.Joe and Cobra factions. Both figures are paratroopers, hence their “Data Jumper” designation. Based on the Black Major Steel Brigade figure mold, each Data Jumper includes –

  • Machine Gun
  • Back Pack
  • Figure Stand
  • Parachute
  • Harness
  • File Card

Don’t forget to head over to the Toylanta 2018 Facebook Page for more updates on the show, then join us on the Cobra Island Forums to discuss these awesome exclusives! 

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Boss Fight Studio Announces Special Month Of Savings Advent Event

The Team at Boss Fight Studio has kicked off a special sales event that will extend through the entire month of December! Announced via the Offical Boss Fight Studio Facebook Page, the sale really does have something for everyone. Sadly, we’re 2 days behind on sharing this intel with you, but if we know our readers, you were already well aware. Check out the details from BFS below –

Boss Fight Studio Advent Event!!!!

We are extremely excited to announce that we will be holding a very special month of savings. 

First, we will be running a 5-drawing Raffle through December. Our raffle prizes are archive items donated by our partners from their private collections! The winners are to be drawn on Mondays from orders placed the week prior (Sunday – Saturday): 12/11, 12/18, 12/25 and 1/1 (with an extra special New Year’s Eve drawing on 12/31).

***Check back daily on our social media sites and the web store for daily promo codes and sale info***

All sales are also available through our newly launched iOS and Android Boss Fight Studio Apps. Download today for special exclusive offers!

Make sure to read on below to check out the full calendar of sales events, then join us on the Cobra Island Forums to let us know what you plan to grab from Boss Fight Studios Month Long Sales Event!

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Mark Bellomo Announces Association With The Toys That Made Us On Netflix

Mr. Mark Bellomo, the Author Extraordinaire that has brought us fan favorite titles such as The Ultimate Guide to G.I.Joe, announced yesterday via Facebook that he has been involved with a project that we’ve all be beyond excited about…the upcoming Toys That Made Us series on Netflix! Here’s what was shared:

Wanted to <finally> share a television project I’ve been involved with, since the first four episodes drop right before Christmas (December 22nd) on Netflix: Star Wars, Barbie, Masters of the Universe, and G. I. Joe. Great experience. Tough editing process to meet Netflix analytics (not toy geeks, alas), so the episodes top out @ 45-50 minutes. I’m in three of the first four episodes. Don’t <think> I discussed Barbie… Great production values, a fairly deep dive into the brands as time permitted. Awesome director. More reminders to come.

Learning of Mark’s involvement has increased my excitement level tenfold. What about you? Excited to hear that Mark is a part of The Toys That Made Us? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club Heartwrencher And Dreadnok Stinger 4×4 Pre Order Inbound

In related G.I.Joe Collectors Club news, not only does the December 2017 Club Magazine feature the club incentive figure, Rock ‘n Roll, but it also contains details on the highly anticipated Dreadnok Mechanic, Heartwrencher and her Dreadnok Stinger  4×4! From the Club –

Some of you have asked “Where is Heartwrencher?” She is scheduled to arrive here before the end of March. With Christmas coming, as well as FSS 6 and FSS 7 expenses (then the convention registration in January), we decided to push that product out a little to give you a breather. Watch for the January issue for the first look at this highly anticipated figure and vehicle pairing, with the pre-order starting in late January.

Get those wallets ready, folks, as late January 2018 is when we’ll get to call dibs on our own! Are you excited to add Heartwrencher to your Dreadnok collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club December 2017 Magazine Featuring Rock n Roll

Thanks to our friend Tim ‘Southpaw’ Van Boening from the GI Joe A Joe Renegade Group for sharing an image of his copy of the December 2017 G.I.Joe Collectors Club Magazine. The cover features the upcoming membership incentive figure, Rock ‘n Roll!

Rock ‘n Roll’s design appears to be a mash up of both new and classic, incorporating the v2 colors on the “concept vault” build. I’m sure many will be hitting the secondary marketing for an extra Gatling gun if they don’t already own one (I know I did!)

Want to add Rock ‘n Roll to your collection? Head over to the G.I.Joe Collectors Club Membership page and sign up before the cut off!

What’s your take on this better look at Rock ‘n Roll? Share your thoughts with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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