PHX Customs Retro Toy Chest 3 Day 7 – The Corps! from Lanard

Project: No Joe!

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 they 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, with Special Guest Star Hypno Hustler!

Read on to check out Day 7 of the Event, then join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Just Another G.I.Joe Show Episode 27 News , Updates & Rants – Lets Talk SMASHER

Tonight at 7pm EST/6 Central, Mike & Fred sit down to discuss a topic that is near & dear to Joe Fans right now, the reveal of the 2018 G.I.Joe Convention Exclusive Slaughters Marauders Sgt. Smasher figure. 

  • Some feel that it’s a fun new character and a welcome addition to their collection. 
  • Others feel that it was a bait and switch. Nothing but Slaughter Will do! 

What camp are you in? Check out the latest episode below, then join us after the break for discussion in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Raginspoon Toys Announces COMPLEX Base Building System

Raginspoon is pleased to announce a new factory produced product. It’s a small start to where they want to go, but they think you’ll be quite pleased with the first wave:

From heroic headquarters to villainous volcanic lairs, RaginSpoon Toys has the playsets and dioramas your action figure collection deserves for display and play! Using their COMPLEX base building system you can build structures as simple or as astonishing as you want, there are no limits to what you can create! The COMPLEX system is completely modular and geared towards 3 3/4 inch action figures. It allows you to construct your very own custom dioramas just the way you want them. Already you can build structures of any size with ease and each successive wave will only add to the excitement as new additions roll out!

Current offerings include two-sided floor set with four connectors, and wall set with two door panels, one step connector, and one end connector. Pictured below is wave one. These are early factory samples and some of the final paint schemes will be adjusted. Wave 2 is already under development – look for catwalks, two new walls, and several new plug in accessories – all coming soon!

Head over to Smalljoes.com to preorder yours today! You don’t want to miss out on these; They’re adjusting their factory production numbers based on pre-order demands. Will you be adding these to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Cobra HISS Tank Owners Workshop Manual Print by Rusted Gear Art

Just a little over a week ago, we brought you word of an amazing Cobra Rattler Owners Workshop Manual Print by Rusted Gear Art

If you thought that would be the only print in the series, well then you’re in for a treat! Rusted Gear Art has shared this fantastic Cobra H.I.S.S. Tank Owners Workshop Manual Print and the print is for sale! Created to simulate the Classic Haynes Repair Manuals, this Cobra H.I.S.S. print is one that all G.I.Joe fans will want to add to their collection. 

So, how do you go about getting one? That’s easy! Head on over to the Rusted Gear Art Facebook Page and send a message. Not on Facebook? No worries, you can reach the artist directly via e-mail at: blackwaltz_3@outlook.com

Would you like to see more of Rusted Gear Art’s work, or perhaps add other pieces, even custom commissioned work to your collection? We’ve got you covered there as well! You can find Rusted Gear Art on DeviantArt and Reddit and can purchase original work directly through the Rusted Gear Art eBay Page

Will you be adding this awesome Cobra H.I.S.S. Tank print to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Marauder Task Force World War II German Army MG42 Machine Gunner Unlocked

WOW! The Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter Campaign shows no signs of slowing down, as it’s just plowed through the 11th Stretch Goal target! The latest addition to get the unlock treatment is the German Army MG42 Machine Gunner!

The campaign is plowing full steam ahead towards its 12th stretch goal, so make sure to get your pledge in and help make the next goal a reality! Are you excited about the German Army MG42 Machine Gunner? Let us know and join in on the discussion on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Tom Waltz Shares Page Spread From IDW Publishings G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 250

Mr. Tom Waltz sure knows how to get your blood pumping! Today via Twitter, Tom shared a fantastic 2 page spread from the upcoming oversized issue of IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero, #250. This issue brings us to the end of the “Dawn of the Arashikage” arc and needless to say, it’s been an amazing ride! From Tom – 

When the -possessed battles in : A Real American Hero #250, did you really believe we could keep out of the fight?! comes to an EXPLOSIVE finale in March! JOIN THE G.I. JOE ARMY!

Larry & Netho have been a knockout combination so I know I speak for many of us when I say that we’re beyond excited to get this issue in hand! What about you? Share your thoughts with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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PHX Customs Retro Toy Chest 3 Day 6 – American Defense from Remco

Project: No Joe!

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 they 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, with Special Guest Star Hypno Hustler!

Read on to check out Day 6 of the Event, then join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Marauder Task Force World War II US Army 50 Cal Machine Gunner Unlocked

The Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter Campaign has punched through not one, but TWO stretch goals today! Yes, you’ve read that right, the U.S. Army 50 Cal Machine Gunner has been UNLOCKED! 

The campaign is already on its way to unlocking its 11th stretch goal, so make sure to get your pledge in and help make the next goal a reality! Are you excited about both US Army 50 Cal Machine Gunner updates? Share your excitement with us on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS Mighty Steeds Kickstarter Update

The team from Boss Fight Studio have shared an update regarding their upcoming Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Mighty Steeds Kickstarter Campaign. 

Coming this March (2018), The Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Mighty Steeds Kickstarter from Boss Fight Studio features horses in different decor, saddles, tack, gear, exclusives, and creature add on kits!! The attached image offers us a sneak peek at a few of the different decos being planned. SADDLE UP!!! It’s gonna be a mythically awesome ride!!

Will you be getting in on the Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Mighty Steeds Kickstarter campaign? Let us know after the break, right here on the Cobra Island Forums

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GT toy company 1:18 Scale Parallel War 3D Renders Revealed

In keeping with the “World War” theme this Friday, Weihua Wei (Planet Green Valley) has shared an awesome reveal via Facebook – A new commission for G.T Toy company. This new line, named “Parallel War”, features a post apocalyptic style selection of figures with a German Army design. 

The “Parallel War” story takes place during World War I, but in a different, parallel universe. Our friends from Ouying Studio are handling all the concept design and 3D model making, so you know these offerings will be amazing! The first round is expected to be on sale Christmas 2018. Later, we’ll see more factions introduced, including the French Army and Air Force pilot. The best part? You can change each figure’s equipment, giving them a look for both worlds! 

Weihua has shared a gallery of (10) images that we’ve mirrored below for your viewing pleasure, so make sure to read more to check it out. The gallery shows us different head and gear options, along with the parts breakdown of how each figure is assembled, highlighting the advanced articulation present in each offering. 

We’ll bring you more details as they become available. What are your initial thoughts on the Parallel War renders shared here? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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