Zica Toys Sectaurs Kickstarter Campaign Starts Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Zica Toys Facebook Page has been updated with word on the highly anticipated Sectaurs Kickstarter Campaign. The campaign will go live on Sunday, January 28th at 12 Noon EST. 

In an effort to keep things simple, Zica Toys will only offer 6 reward pledge options, all of which will be different combinations of Dargon and General Spidrax, the two initial figure offerings. The figures will come packaged on a 6″ x 9″ blister card, with the blister being sealed to the card. This means you will have to remove the blister from the card to get the figure out, these won’t be what’s commonly called “collector friendly” packaging.

Will you be getting in on the Sectaurs Kickstarter Campaign tomorrow? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Virtual Tour: Michael Mercy 80’s Toy Museum Part 6 – 25th Anniversary Collection

Michael Mercy is back with another installment in his Virtual Tour Series, showcasing his 80’s Toy Museum! Part 6 introduces us to his 25th Anniversary collection and it’s all sorts of awesome! Check it out below – 

Get in on the discussion this latest installment right here on the Cobra Island Forums

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Marauder Task Force WWII German Army Soldier 3D Sculpt Revealed

Hot on the heels of their WWII Army Soldier Reveal comes the Marauder Task Force WWII German Army Soldier 3D Sculpt Reveal from our friends at Marauder Gun-Runners! Here’s the intel that MJ shared via the MGR Facebook Page:

Here are some 3d sculpt illustrations for the Marauder Task Force WWII German Army Soldier. As with ALL the figures in the MTF WWII series, the removable belt, Y-harness and backpack have modular mounting points, so the final gear “load-out” is up to you!. Will release images of MORE figures as we get closer to the early February MTF WWII Kickstarter launch. Hope you like what is on the way!

There’s only been two reveals so far and this line already looks amazing. What are your thoughts on the Marauder Task Force WWII Germany Army Soldier? Sound off on the

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Fresh Monkey Fiction Larry Hama Kickstarter Campaign Update

Our friends from Fresh Monkey Fiction have shared a new update regarding their Larry Hama Action Figure Kickstarter Campaign. Here’s the scoop:

The factory is still working to redo the tooling, and Fresh Monkey Fiction has been told that they’ll see images before Chinese New Year in a few weeks, so fingers crossed! While the factory is busy with the retool, they’ve been prepping the other rewards like card and stickers. Here are a couple of images that was shared showcasing the card back, Larry Hama trading card and Hama’s Grape Soda sticker. 

We think they look great and can’t wait to see them in hand! Are you excited to get your Larry Hama action figure? Join in on the discussion already in progress after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Letal Customs Jungle Grenadier Pictorial Review

Our pictorial reviews of the all new Grenadiers by Letal Customs are almost at an end, but we still have one more figure to take a look at! In the absence of 3 3/4 product on the market, we here at Cobra Island are thankful that there are those out there that are keeping the hobby alive for many collectors. 

Letal has hit the ground running, as his first round of offerings are based on a fan favorite, the Iron Grenadier! The first wave brings us (4) different renditions of this classic troop builder:

  • Arctic Grenadier
  • Crimson Grenadier
  • Desert Grenadier
  • Jungle/Night Grenadier

Earlier this week, Destro gave Cobra Commander a closer look at the Arctic GrenadiersCrimson Grenadiers & Desert Grenadiers, Elite Troopers from the ranks of the Iron Grenadiers that are called upon to supplement the Cobra front lines. Tonight, the Commander is introduced to the Jungle Grenadier, the Elite Jungle Assault Trooper! 

We’ve collected a gallery of over 30 images for your viewing pleasure, so make sure to read on below to check out the gallery, then join us on the Cobra Island Forums to discuss these awesome new troopers from Letal Customs! Want to add these to your collection? It’s easy! Reach out to @gijoeislife,  @stephen_celentano@davedatil, and @yo_icollect on Instagram for further details! 

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Letal Customs Desert Grenadier Pictorial Review

We continue our pictorial reviews of the all new Grenadiers by Letal Customs! In the absence of 3 3/4 product on the market, we here at Cobra Island are thankful that there are those out there that are keeping the hobby alive for many collectors. 

Letal has hit the ground running, as his first round of offerings are based on a fan favorite, the Iron Grenadier! The first wave brings us (4) different renditions of this classic troop builder:

  • Arctic Grenadier
  • Crimson Grenadier
  • Desert Grenadier
  • Jungle/Night Grenadier

Earlier this week, Destro gave Cobra Commander a closer look at the Arctic Grenadiers & Crimson Grenadiers, elite troopers from the ranks of the Iron Grenadiers that are called upon to supplement the Cobra front lines. Tonight, the Commander is introduced to the Desert Grenadier, the Elite Desert Assault Trooper! 

We’ve collected a gallery of over 30 images for your viewing pleasure, so make sure to read on below to check out the gallery, then join us on the Cobra Island Forums to discuss these awesome new troopers from Letal Customs! Want to add these to your collection? It’s easy! Reach out to @gijoeislife,  @stephen_celentano@davedatil, and @yo_icollect on Instagram for further details! 

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IDW Publishing’s April 2018 G.I.Joe Solicitations Now Available

The April 2018 G.I.Joe solicitations from IDW Publishing are here! Included are G.I.Joe vs the Six Million Dollar Man #3, alongside G.I.Joe #251. 

What’s special about ARAH #251 is the start of a new arc named “Special Missions”. The arc will consist of five issues of standalone stories featuring the best heroes and worst villains of G.I. Joe lore, culminating in a special oversized issue #255! Check out the details below! – 

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero vs. the Six Million Dollar Man #3—Cover A: David Messina / Cover B: Jerry Ordway

Ryan Ferrier (w) • S L Gallant (a) • David Messina (c)

The Cobra-controlled Six Million Dollar Man clutches Hawk and the Joes in his indomitable grip while Scarlett and her team continue an impossible ascent to Cobra Commander’s throne room. Though all hope seems lost for the Real American Heroes, an incredible blast from the past could be the Joes’ secret to overcoming the odds of evil.

  • A cross-company crossover like no other, where ‘80s nostalgia meets modern-day mayhem!
  • Kung-Fu Grip or a Bionic Eye?! Now you can have both!
  • Variant cover by Michael Adams!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #251—Cover A: Alex Sanchez / Cover B: John Royle

Larry Hama (w) • Alex Sanchez  (a & c) • John Royle (c)

“Special Missions,” Part 1 (of 5). G.I. Joe. Cobra. Two opposing forces. Two powerful war machines, each made more lethal by the undeniable strength of their individual parts. But who and what are those parts? Living legend Larry Hama shares some of their amazing stories in “Special Missions”—one-shot stories featuring a variety of characters and artists to draw them! In this issue, artist Alex Sanchez (Max Ride: First Flight) joins forces with Larry to present G.I. Joe’s Ranger extraordinaire: STALKER!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

  • “Special Missions” will consist of five issues of standalone stories featuring the best heroes and worst villains of G.I. Joe lore, culminating in a special oversized issue #255!

Each issue will feature a 1/10 retailer incentive cover featuring the sketch artwork by Larry Hama upon which each individual story is based!

Looks like things aren’t slowing down even a bit for G.I.Joe! Are you excited for what’s coming our way in April? Join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Marauder Task Force WWII Army Soldier 3D Sculpt Revealed

Our friends from Marauder Gun-Runners have set the internet on fire today, revealing the first 3D Sculpt from their upcoming Marauder Task Force WWII line! The WWII Army Soldier was revealed on the Marauder Facebook page and needless to say, fan reaction has been all sorts of positive. 

Here’s the scoop from MJ – 

Here are some 3d sculpt illustrations for the Marauder Task Force WWII US Army Soldier. Figure is shown with just a sampling of the MODULAR gear getting released with the figure. Removable web-belt, Y-harness and backpack have modular mounting points, so the final gear “load-out” is up to you! Several countries involved in the conflict are planned for our MTF WWII Kickstarter event, with SEVERAL different styles of soldiers from each of those different armies. Also, most of the weapons used in WWII are in our event! We will unveil several more sculpts leading up to the early February Kickstarter launch…maybe even show some paint masters! Hope you like what is on the way!

Start saving those pennies, folks, as February is right around the corner and the next MTF Kickstarter event will be here before you know it! We’re talking all about it here on the Cobra Island Forums, so join us after the break for discussion already in progress! 

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Letal Customs Crimson Grenadier Pictorial Review

We continue our pictorial reviews of the all new Grenadiers by Letal Customs! In the absence of 3 3/4 product on the market, we here at Cobra Island are thankful that there are those out there that are keeping the hobby alive for many collectors. 

Letal has hit the ground running, as his first round of offerings is based on a fan favorite, the Iron Grenadier! The first wave brings us (4) different renditions of this classic troop builder:

  • Arctic Grenadier
  • Crimson Grenadier
  • Desert Grenadier
  • Jungle/Night Grenadier

Last night, Destro gave Cobra Commander a closer look at the Arctic Grenadier, an elite trooper that can give a Snow Serpent a run for his money. Tonight, he introduces the Commander to the Crimson Grenadiers, the Elite of the Elite. Word has it that they’re so good at what they do, they’ve even infiltrated the Crimson Shadow Guard, an organization that is only spoken of in whispers and rumors.

We’ve collected a gallery of over 30 images for your viewing pleasure, so make sure to read on below to check out the gallery, then join us on the Cobra Island Forums to discuss these awesome new troopers from Letal Customs! Want to add these to your collection? It’s easy! Reach out to @gijoeislife,  @stephen_celentano@davedatil, and @yo_icollect on Instagram for further details! 

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Letal Customs Arctic Grenadiers Pictorial Review

In the absence of 3 3/4 product on the market, we here at Cobra Island are thankful that there are those out there that are keeping the hobby alive for many collectors. In the past we’ve showcased some amazing offerings from our good friend, the elusive Black Major. Today we’re proud to introduce you to Letal Customs, a new player offering figures that we all know and love in fun, vibrant new color schemes!

Needless to say, Letal has hit the ground running, as his first offering is based on a fan favorite, the Iron Grenadier! The first wave brings us (4) different renditions of this classic troop builder:

  • Arctic Grenadier
  • Crimson Grenadier
  • Desert Grenadier
  • Jungle/Night Grenadier

Tonight, Destro gives Cobra Commander a closer look at the Arctic Grenadier, an elite trooper that can give a Snow Serpent a run for his money. We’ve collected a gallery of nearly 30 images for your viewing pleasure, so make sure to read on to check out the gallery, then join us on the Cobra Island Forums to discuss these awesome new troopers from Letal Customs! Want to add these to your collection? It’s easy! Reach out to @gijoeislife,  @stephen_celentano@davedatil, and @yo_icollect on Instagram for further details! 

Read moreLetal Customs Arctic Grenadiers Pictorial Review