2018 GIJoeCon Information Brochure Is Now Available

It’s here! The 2018 GIJoeCon Information Brochure is online and available for your reading pleasure! You can download the direct PDF file here: 2018 GIJoeCon Information Brochure

Let’s cut to the chase though – You want know what the 2018 Convention set theme is? Well, hold on to your seats, as the theme is Python Patrol vs. Slaughters Marauders!

PYTHON PERIL: MARAUDERS TO THE RESCUE!

The COBRA PYTHON PATROL is an elite unit of troopers that have been handpicked for their various tactical specialties. They are expertly trained and equipped for stealth and infiltration missions. They wear unique camouflage grid uniforms to mask their presence, which confuses radar detection systems and allows them to accomplish sinister operations around the globe. 

Using the latest radar absorbing materials and stealth technology, PYTHON PATROL 2.0 rears its ugly head with a surgical strike against their sworn enemy. Led by the nefarious MAJOR BLUDD, they have successfully captured a “Real American Hero” and key member of the G.I.Joe team. 

The SLAUGHTER’S MARAUDERS unit is called into action to mount a dire rescue mission of their original commander. A fellow Marine Drill Instructor, SGT. SMASHER takes the squad leader position and selects highly specialized soldiers for a fast attack, ground assault into enemy territory to combat these devious COBRA FORCES. 

PYTHON PATROL 2.0 is a dangerous unit, but it will take more than their special uniforms and slitherine nastiness to get the best of the entire SLAUGHTER’S MARAUDERS team!

The set includes –

  • SLAUGHTER’S MARAUDERS: Sgt. Smasher, Footloose, Hardball, Mutt & Junkyard, Spirit & Freedom. 
  • PYTHON PATROL: Major Bludd, Python H.E.A.T. Viper x3, Python Lamprey x3, Python Laser Viper x3

There’s also the 12″ Exclusive set, the Green Beret Machine Gun Outpost Boxed Set! There’s so much to talk about, so join us after the break to get in on the GIJoeCon 2018 discussion here on the Cobra Island Forums!

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John Royle and Tom Waltz Tease IDW Publishing’s G.I.Joe 252 Featuring The Baroness

Today, by way of Twitter, John Royle shared this amazing cover for IDW Publishing’s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #252, featuring none other than The Baroness! Shortly thereafter, Tom Waltz also shared the masterpiece, so we knew we wanted to share it with you, the Cobra Island faithful! Check it out – 

How awesome is that?! We’re not even to issue #248 yet and already can’t wait for 252! What are your thoughts on this cover? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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GeeWunner.com Custom Lego G.I.Joe Green Machines Vol. 2 Coming Soon

GeeWunner is back with an all new set of custom Lego G.I.Joe themed builds to add to your collection! Coming in February 2018 – Green Machines vol. 2! 

The assortment boasts a wide array of G.I.Joe goodness, including: 

  • Large Attack/Recon Tank – This HAVOC homage is a must have for any G.I.Joe Collection!
  • Towed Heavy Attack Cannon – You’ll need this Mountain Howitzer inspired Lego Custom in your arsenal!
  • Towed Dual Attack Cannon – Protect your airspace with this Custom Lego Whirlwind! 
  • All-Terrain Scout Cycle – Man your team with these Custom Lego LCVs!
  • Ordnance Removal Tank – Need to transport weapons? Look no further! 
  • Missile, Machine Gun and Flamethrower Drones – This pack of rats are ready to handle any mission objective! 

We’ll bring you a full color reveal once it’s available. Excited to add these custom creations to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Collecting the art of G.I. Joe Slipcase Concepts and More International Art

With just over a day to go, the team at 3D Joes wanted to say THANK YOU to every single backer! The latest campaign has received more pledges this time around than ever before, and they are thrilled that they will be able to complete the mission of documenting every piece of painted A Real American Hero art!

3D Joes has  been working on slipcase ideas, and they want your input! Please head over to 3D Joes and let’em know which of these designs you prefer: 

  • To the Rescue
  • 1985 Catalog Cover
  • Artwork Collage

Make sure to get your pledge in for Collecting the art of G.I. Joe: Volumes 5 and 6 (1990-1994) and add these amazing new offerings to your G.I.Joe Library. Get in on the discussion already in progress right here on the Cobra Island Forums

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Eagle Force Pulp: The Cat in Face the Night Kickstarter Campaign Update

There’s a couple of fantastic new goals that have been added to the latest Eagle Force Pulp Novella Kickstarter campaign from The Drawn Word. Lee Fine, aka The Cat, must deal with both the R.I.O.T. Direktor and Baron Von Chill, in Lee Fine’s latest adventure, Face the Night!

If you weren’t aware, the campaign has not only hit its funding goal, but has surpassed its first stretch goal, giving us an additional Eagle Force: MEGA story! So, with all of that said, let’s get in to the REALLY good stuff! 

For you card collectors, a Sketch Card level was added that features both the Cat and Face cards! Go at it! Or, maybe you’d rather be immortalized in print? Well in that case, you can be at the mercy of Baron Von Chill II! Anyone who wants to pledge an additional $25/$50 gets to be a lab rat for Baron Von Chill in the MEGA short story. Here’s how to get in:

  • Increase your pledge by $25 to not make it through alive!
  • Increase your pledge by $50 to get mutated!
  • Be sure to email Chris (TheDrawnWord) and let him know that’s what your pledge is for.

So what are you waiting for? Go get your pledge in, or for many of us, increase your pledge and be a part of Eagle Force history! We’re talking all about it on the Cobra Island Forums , so join us after the break to get in on the fun! 

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New Jurassic World Offerings From Mattel Leaked Online

Word of a new Jurassic World action figure line from Mattel leaked on the internet yesterday, sending fans in to a frenzy as they feasted their eyes on new JW offerings. The new line is in G.I.Joe scale (3.75″), exciting collectors as they look to add new figures, vehicles and critters to their existing collections. 

What are your thoughts on these possible new Jurassic World offerings? Are there any pieces you’d add to your collection? Join in on the discussion on the Cobra Island Forums!

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John Royle Shares Cover for IDW Publishing’s G.I.Joe 249

This past Thursday, John Royle shared the Retailer Incentive cover for IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe #249. Needless to say, it’s beautiful! This issue will lead us in to the oversized issue #250 and the conclusion of the Dawn of the Arashikage story arc! Here’s what John shared on the cover: 

My upcoming G.I.Joe Rah issue 249 cover with logo, one of my personal favourites so far, really had a ball drawing this one with a bit of a homage to Drew Struzan’s beautiful montage style movie posters. Great Inks Jagdish and cool colours James Offredi #gijoe #cobra #gijoecobra #johnroyleart #idwpublishing #hasbro #art #draw #comic #comiccover #coverart #cover #gijoecover #variant #ink #variantcover #lineart #wip #workinprogress #army #retailerincentive #baroness #zartan #flint #beachhead #ladyjaye #thebaroness #comicart #comicartist #comiccon

Are you excited to add this RI cover of G.I.Joe #249 to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Just Another G.I.Joe Show Welcomes Terry Dizard – Administrator of YoJoe

On tonight’s live episode of Just Another G.I.Joe Show, Mike & Fred welcome Terry Dizard, Administrator of YoJoe.com. Make sure to tune in at 6pm Central to join in on the fun! 

Have any questions that you’d like to ask Terry or the Dynamic Duo? Make sure to tune in and get in on the live viewer chat! We’re talking all about it on the boards, so join us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club FSS 6 Shipment 3 Now Arriving

Word has come in from our friends at Just Another G.I.Joe Show that the Third wave of figures from the G.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription 6 are now arriving! We won’t spoil the surprise for you here on the Cobra Island Front Page, but with that said..

***WARNING*** – Spoilers head in our associated discussion thread! 

Want to know who’s in the Third shipment? Then join us on the Cobra Island Forums for discussion in progress, but again, be warned, there’s spoilers ahead! 

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club 2018 Membership Incentive Figures Announcement

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has shared word of their 2018 Membership Incentive figures. The update includes details on Rock N’ Roll, alongside their 12″ offering, the Black & White TV Edition figure! Here’s the scoop – 

12-INCH G.I. JOE BLACK & WHITE TV EDITION:

Back in 1964 when 12″ G.I. JOE debuted, most children first saw the iconic action figure in shades of gray on their home black and white TV set. Now for the first time, the G.I. JOE Collectors’ Club captures that early experience of G.I. JOE before we saw the toys on retail shelves! Beginning with the 2018 Membership figure (box and accessories sold separately), you can collect all four of the Black and White TV Edition 12″ G.I. JOE action figures! These figures will be a VERY limited edition!

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3 3/4-INCH GATLING GUNNER ROCK ‘N ROLL:

This 3 3/4″ modern era update of ROCK ‘N ROLL (V2)… inspired by his 1989 action figure with uniform colors based on his Marvel comic appearance and animation model design. Our club exclusive release features a NEW head sculpt, removable harness, submachine gun, ammo belt, backpack and re-tooled double-barrel gatling gun. It will be mailed in a polybag that includes file card, weapons and figure stand.

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Make sure you’re an active member by March 16th for the final year of the official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club. You will receive monthly issues of the Club Magazine, access to Club Store Exclusives including the FSS (Figure Subscription Service), Discounts for the International G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention, and your choice of either a FREE 3 3/4″ or 12″ G.I. Joe action figure as listed above!

What figure will you be adding to your collection? Let us know after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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