The Dreadnok Stinger 4×4 with Heartwrencher from the G.I.Joe Collectors Club has begun to hit mailboxes! This highly anticipated figure & vehicle set is one of the last we’ll see from the Club, so it’s a bittersweet mail haul.
The Dreadnok Stinger is a homage to the classic Sears offering and includes a removable weapon on the hood, along with the Dreadnok logo that really pops against the colors of the Stinger. Heartwrencher includes her signature wrench, a wrist mounted crossbow, pistol, figure stand and file card.
We’ve put together a gallery of nearly 50 images for you to check out this latest addition to the Dreadnok ranks! Don’t forget, you can still add one to your collection direct from the Club here: Dreadnok Stinger 4×4 with Heartwrencher
Read on below to check out the gallery, then join us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums for discussion in progress!
Brian has worked on comic book titles such as GI JOE, TRANSFORMERS, DOCTOR WHO, STAR TREK, GHOSTBUSTERS and more. Other projects include his creator owned comics WILLIAM THE LAST, MURDOCK MADSTONE, and is the co-creator of the graphic novel, VEX. Brian can also be seen on his YouTube channel, talking about the craft of making comics and navigating the challenged of working as a freelancer.
There’s 7 different tiers to choose from, ranging from $10 all the way to $450, with some really cool rewards! (well, besides the book, of course!) Rewards include:
Sketches inside of the back cover of the book
9×12 Inked Sketch
Page from a published book (probably an IDW title such as G.I.Joe or Transformers)
By way of the Lee’s Toy Review eBay page comes this pair of G.I.Joe rarities, starting with this carded G.I.Joe Manimals Warwolf figure. For those unfamiliar with Manimals, they were a subset of G.I.Joe Star Brigade offerings that met with bad luck each time they were to be released – 6 figures were set to hit in late ’94, but that never happened. Later, in 2001, KB Toys revived the Manimals and were set to offer all 6, but released only 3. Warwolf was one of those released, but in a completely different deco. This sample here represents what we would have seen in the 90’s on shelves, alongside wavemates like ZIGZAG and Spasma. Lee’s also has a loose prototype Vortex available and is a real treat to see, as Vortex never made it to retail. This unpainted sample gives us a good look at all the detail within the mold.
Whereas Lee’s has a prototype sample of Vortex available, eBay seller gi_joe_concepts is offering a beautiful painted sample of Vortex! This piece shows us what we would have seen at retail, so seeing it alongside Lee’s unpainted sample is all sorts of cool. The colors on this piece really pop!
So, we’ve seen ZIGZAG and two different samples of Vortex…so where’s Spasma? That’s where we turn to eBay seller rt17000 and his amazing Manimals Spasma Final Production Figure. Although rt notes that the weapon included with this sample belongs to another figure, he does have the original cardback that gives us a fantastic look at his filecard & art. Not only does rt have Spasma, but he also has a loose sample of the Warwolf figure that Lee’s is also offering, so we get to see a loose and carded sample in one shot!
We don’t know about you, but we love seeing this glimpses in to G.I.Joe past! What are your thoughts on the G.I.Joe Star Brigade Manimals? Would you add any or all of these offerings to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Check out this amazing print of the G.I.Joe Medic, Lifeline, by none other than Robert Atkins! Now, Robert makes it clear that he can’t take all of the credit on this amazing piece, as his linework is accompanied by colors from the amazing Simon Gough!
The best part? You could add this print to your collection! All you’ll have to do is head on over to the Robert Atkins Art page on Instagram and send a direct message. Te print will run you $25 USD, comes signed and includes shipping!
Will you be adding this awesome print of Lifeline to your G.I.Joe collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Heads up, Islanders! It’s your last chance to enter The Bucks Team Establishment Day Celebration- Lucky draw “Star x Star” sweepstakes!
To bring you up to speed, our friends from the Acid Rain World announced a new contest via the Acid Rain World Facebook Page; Check out the details for the Bucks Team Establishment Day Celebration- Lucky draw “Star x Star” sweepstakes!
Participation period: 20th March 2018 – 31st March 2018
Details: Each order of “The Bucks Team Commemorative Pack” comes with an order number “AEXXXX-SP” in the confirmation email; This will be your unique “Star Code”. On April 6, 2018, six unique “Star Codes” and “Star x Star Codes” will be drawn individually, corresponding to the six prizes below.
<<Acid Rain World>> 1:18 Graffiti Stronghold x 1 – Custom graffiti by Kit Lau himself
<<Acid Rain World>> Coffee Cup Set x 2 – Concept product, not for sale
<<Acid Rain World>> Whiskey Glass x 3 – Concept product, not for sale
Read more below to get full details on the contest, including info on Star x Star Power and how it works! If you haven’t pre-ordered your Bucks Team fan set yet, there’s still time, so go and get yours to be eligible for this contest! If you already pre-ordered “The Bucks Team Commemorative Pack”, you are already in the sweepstakes!
We’re talking all about it on the Cobra Island Forums, so come join us after the break for discussion already in progress!
For this #FlashbackFriday, we’re taking a look at the 1991 G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Game for the Nintendo Entertainment System!
Way back in 1991 (can you believe that was 27 years ago?!), Taxan published G.I.Joe A Real American Hero for the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System). Based on Joes from that era, G.I.Joe was a “Run and Gun” style game where you could play as Blizzard, Captain Grid-Iron, Duke, Rock & Roll, and Snake Eyes. Below is a full playthrough of the game, Courtesy of Heroes of Xanadu on YouTube:
Did you own G.I.Joe A Real American Hero for NES? What were your thoughts of the game? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
The Star Wars Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) has fully funded! Measuring approximately 4ft long, this vast vehicle is a dream item for any Star Wars collection. Designed to captivate and inspire, The Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) features exquisitely detailed, fan accessible decks that complement 3.75-inch figures (not included) allowing fans and collectors to recreate intense battles in the Star Wars saga. Its removable side panels also offer a unique opportunity to pose and set up incredible dioramas. Complete with premium deco, vintage packaging, and soft cloth sails, this dream product offers Star Wars devotees the quality and realism they know and love. Included with the vehicle is Jabba the Hutt and Yak Face (3.75-inch scale figure). Backers will receive:
The Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) complete with exquisitely-detailed and fan accessible interior/exterior decks, two soft-cloth fabric sails, and other realistic features that mimic one of the most notorious vehicles in the Star Wars universe
Jabba the Hutt 3.75-inch scale figure
Classic Vintage Collection packaging with special limited edition HASLAB seal of authenticity
Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna): Behind the Workbench, a premium, 64-page booklet, that goes behind the scenes of the design and development of the actual Sail Barge film set piece and Hasbro toy. Complete with set photos, product blueprints, interviews, and more.
A dedicated, ongoing stream of behind-the-scenes development updates, keeping you informed as The Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) makes its way from a dream at Hasbro to a reality in your hands (subject to reaching the minimum backing goal).
3.75″ Yak Face figure from The Vintage Collection in exclusive Power of the Force card back packaging with exclusive Collector Coin
There’s still 4 days to go in the campaign, so make sure to head over to HasLab to check out more images and to get your pledge in if you haven’t already! Who knows, maybe this will lead to something awesome for G.I.Joe Fans. Only time will tell! Did you back the barge? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Also, surveys went out to all backers, so if you received your e-mail, please check your spam or junk folders. If you happen to come across any problems while filling out the surveys or need clarification on anything, feel free to reach out to BackerKit support or to Cryptid Toys directly via Kickstarter.
Will you be adding any more items to your Super Articulated Blanks order? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Pre-Orders will close on May 1, 2018, so make sure to head on over to the Amazing Heroes Backerkit Page and get your order in before it’s too late! Will you be adding Nexus and Cosmic Madman to your Amazing Heroes collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
In news that should surprise no one (sadly), Toys’R’Us has shut down its website amid it’s current liquidation. If your only means of visiting TRU was online, we’re sorry to advise that it’s no longer an option. Noted on the TRU.com website upon visiting is the following:
Thanks for visiting. We have shut down the website for any purchases but our brick and mortar stores are open and holding going out of business sales. You can keep up-to-date with the sale at http://goodbuytoysrus.com and liquidation-going-out-of-business-FAQs. We encourage you to stop by your local store and take full advantage of the deep discounts and deals available. Thank you for your business and support over the years.
Sincerely, Toys”R”Us and Babies”R”Us teams.
Now that the website is shut down, will you be stopping by a brick & mortar store to say goodbye to Geoffrey one last time? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums.