The Final reveal from the 2018 GIJoeCon Convention Box set has been revealed. This time around, we get to take a look at an all new character; Check out the Slaughters Marauders Squad Leader, Sgt. Smasher!
SLAUGHTER’S MARAUDERS SQUAD LEADER:
– 25th Anniversary Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure.
– NEW Modern Era Character in original SM design.
– Inspired by “Mister C” from the Sunbow: G.I. Joe Cartoon!
– Features exclusive NEW Head Sculpt with Mowak hairstyle,
and NEW removable Marine Drill Instructor hat.
– Includes removable vest, whistle, baton, pistol, Gatling gun,
backpack with ammo strip, and G.I. Joe Logo Stand.
What’s your thoughts on this final reveal? Get in on the discussion with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Wanted to share and image of some additional items that will be included with the figures if the $50K stretch goal is met. The alternate Skull Trooper and General Spidrax heads will be packed inside the blister with their specific figure, and the variant Royal Guard heads will only be available on the figures included in the troop builder pack. This pack will include five Royal Guard figures, one with the standard edition blue eyes, and four others with the variant eye colors. Please keep spreading the word and help us get the $50K stretch goal unlocked!
The campaign has reached its initial funding and is now marching towards its first stretch goal, so let’s get to it! Are you digging these new accessories? Share your thoughts with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
The Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter Campaign has been destroying its goals, having started roughly a week ago and already surpassing its 8th stretch goal. Yes, you’ve read that right, the U.S. Army Bazooka Soldier has been UNLOCKED!
Not only can you add this amazing figure to your collection, but the campaign is now marching towards its next goal, the German Army MP44 Gunner! Are you excited that the US Army Bazooka Soldier has been unlocked? Share your excitement with us on the Cobra Island Forums!
The May 2018 G.I.Joe solicitations from IDW Publishing are here! Included are G.I.Joe vs the Six Million Dollar Man #4, alongside G.I.Joe #252.
ARAH #252 continues the all new “Special Missions” Arc; 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! –
MAY 2018 SOLICITATIONS
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #252—Cover A: David Messina / Cover B: John Royle
Larry Hama (w) • David Messina (a & c) • John Royle (c)
“Special Missions,” Part 2 (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? This issue, artist David Messina (ROM, Star Trek) joins forces with Larry to present Cobra’s ruthless and deadly femme fatale: BARONESS!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Pencil art variant cover by Larry Hama!
G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero vs. the Six Million Dollar Man #4—Cover A: Marcelo Ferreira / Cover B: Kenneth Loh
Ryan Ferrier (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Marcelo Ferreira (c) • Kenneth Loh (c)
As Cobra’s plan for global terror begins to crumble under the foot of G.I. Joe’s powerful new teammate, the Six Million Dollar Man becomes the world’s deadliest ticking time bomb! With Cobra Commander’s hand over the detonator, Scarlett and her team must make a final, violent race to his throne room.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Action figure variant cover by Michael Adams!
Looks like things aren’t slowing down even a bit for G.I.Joe! Are you excited for what’s coming our way in May? Join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!
The Corps, American Defense, Sgt Rock, Bronze Bombers, US Forces, Ninja Strike Force, Commando Force, there were several 3.75’’ toy lines that competed with GI Joe in the 80s and 90s. We all had at least one figure like that in our childhood collections. Most of us have had that feeling of disappointment when we ask for GI Joes for our birthday only to open a Corps figure given to us by a well-meaning Grandparent.
Bucky and Oreobuilder have been talking about making customs based on these lines ever since they started their first Resurgence project in 2014. They opened that can of worms with last year’s ‘’Retro Toy Chest II’’ project when the whole PHX gang made some customs based on these characters. That gave the team the momentum to continue with their project. This time, HypnoHustler joins the squad! He has demonstrated his love for these lines by making several kick-butt customs of various Remco figures. They’ll revisit a couple of those customs as well as show off a bunch of new ones.
The first step was to scour the web for good reference pictures. That is easier said than done. There are a few sites that have character lists with pictures, but none are exhaustive, so the PHX Customs Team were always finding figures that were not on one site or another. They started by making a master list of all the characters we could find. They then each picked their favorites and went from there.
Over the next two weeks, they’ll show off what we came up with. With that, we present Retro Toy Chest 3-Project: No Joe! Enjoy and happy Custom Celebration XII! Bucky, DanoftheDead, Dusty79 and Oreobuilder. Special Guest Star Hypnohustler
Read on to check out Day 4 of the Event, then join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!
Our friends from Kokomo Toys stopped by to share some exciting news for Acid Rain World fans! The U.S. exclusive ARW Space Scientist is now IN STOCK!
The Space Scientist is part of the 1:18th scale of Acid Rain World offerings and is exclusive to the United States. The figure is highly articulated, with exceptionally flexible joints and includes Removable Robotic Gloves and a Removable Space Helmet. As with most new(er) Acid Rain offerings, the Space Scientist also includes a heavy duty storage case, keeping your investment safe from the elements and invading enemy forces.
Word has come in from the R.A.H.C. Guide Facebook Page that Rank & File volume 4 is almost here! It was noted that not only is the volume getting closer to completion every day, but it may even contain a few twists!
A Kickstarter campaign for volume 2.1 and 3.1 will be launching any day now, so stay tuned as we’ll of course bring you word on details as they become available. You can grab Volume 1.1, Volume 3 and the original R.A.H.C. Guide while supplies last, so head over to www.rahcguide.com to secure your copies.
We’ll definitely be adding this volume to our collection. What about you? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
As you all are aware, the BackerKit survey and storefront is still not up yet. It’s still coming, and that being delayed does not mean the figures are delayed or change the schedule of things. The factory is closed for Chinese New Year, and they will all return to work and resume the tooling process at the end of the month. Been hard at work on many other cool things for the future of this Blanks line as well as other figures that should be able to bypass the Kickstarter process all together. This Blanks line will help open doors for other lines and other lines will do the same for this Blanks line. Eager to show off some other figures when the time is right. In the mean time, here is a look at the work in progress female blank body that will be a future release:
Thank you all for your patience. Look for the next update much sooner than this one came!
How awesome is that?! Sounds like there’s promising things on the horizon for Cryptid Toys. Join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!
Mr. John Royle is a constant source of all things awesome. Today via his Instagram Page, he shared a zoomed in look at his cover for IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #253. The cover depicts Duke in a close combat situation with the Cobra flying Ace, Wild Weasel! These Special Missions offerings are shaping up to be all sorts of cool!
From John –
Cropped in and full shot of my new upcoming Duke GI.Joe RAH cover issue 253 a Total blast to draw! great Inks Jagdish and cool colours from John Rauch! #gijoe #gijoeduke #duke #gijoecobra #cobrarattler #parachute #johnroyleart #idw #hasbro #larryhama #cover #wip #workinprogress #variant #variantcover #army #coverart #comic #comiccover #drawing #illustration #hero #comicbook #art #pencil #lineart #yojoe #ink #cobra #photoshop
Are you as excited to add this issue to your collection as we are? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums!
Session 2.2 of the official Acid Rain World story is now available for your reading pleasure. The shared artwork for this latest session is brilliant, depicting Bob from the Bucks Team squaring off against an unknown combatant.