The Toys That Time Forgot sent out exciting news regarding the future of the series – It was formally announced at Toy Fair New York last month that there will be a Volume 2 and Volume 3! Ideally, Vol. 2 will come to Kickstarter in February 2019 and Vol. 3 would follow a year later. You can follow the progress for the books via The Toys That Time Forgot Facebook Page.
Also, quick FYI for you backers of volume 1 – Blake is aware and is dealing with a corrupt audio file for the ReSaurus Podcast that was going to be shared as part of the original campaign stretch goals. Blake is still hopeful that he can get it up and running, so sit tight while a solution is worked on!
Will you be adding Toys That Time Forgot volumes 2 & 3 to your collection? Sound off after the break 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 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 12 of the Event, then join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!
Want to add an original sketch from Larry Hama to your G.I.Joe collection? Well then you’re in luck! Mr. Hama has the fantastic Duke sketch pictured here available via his eBay account for your bidding pleasure!
The sketch is an original pencil drawing on 8 1/2 X 11″ two-ply card stock. This was an unclaimed con sketch that Larry ended up noodling on and adding detail when he had nothing else going on at the con. The piece is signed and dated by Larry Hama.
Will you be throwing your hat in to the ring and bidding on this awesome Duke Sketch? Let us know after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Also, a bit of a heads up – The team at DCS shared the following: Moreover, we are handling all the late survey register email. It is because there are certain amount of late survey. The estimated time of replying all late survey is 9/3/2018 to 11/3/2018. Thank You
So there you have it! What do you think of the Zombie Lab card art? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island forums!
The Mega Print Sale from GIJoe365 is coming to a close this coming Sunday, March 4th! That leaves you less than 4 full days to take advantage of the awesome pricing available – 60% off of ALL the prints in your cart. Yep that’s right, figure prints 8×10 or 5×7, vehicle and art prints and even the new vehicle posters!
Looking for individual figure prints? Then look no further! There are 152 different figures to choose from! Every single figure from 1982 through to the end of 1987! In order to take advantage of this special pricing, make sure to enter “YAYPRINTSALE60” in at the time of checkout.
While you’re there, make sure to subscribe to the “Battle Lines” newsletter and become a member of B.L.A.S.T. (the Battle Lines Action Support Team)! Subscribers will be able to collect “Lead Points” and enjoy such perks as:
Discount codes for the store!
Free downloadable prints!
Customized Facebook covers!
… and more!
Each newsletter will contain at least one Lead Point and a CODE WORD that you can collect and mail in to redeem cool stuff! Once you’re done shopping, just us Cobra Island Forums to let us know what prints you’ve picked up!
Heads up, everyone! A.V.A.C.s Lab has shared word via Facebook that the storefront will be re-opening this coming Saturday, March 3rd at 8pm CST! The store will not only be re-stocked with fan favorite items, but will also be chock full of new items to get your customizing hands on!
Now, because of the way the eCrater storefront system works, AVAC can’t show you all the neat items he’ll have available through his normal storefront, so he’s set up a few previews on his commissions page, Firebat Labs. Now, don’t get sticker shock; The promo items are intentionally priced at $1K to avoid folks buying them before the official launch this Saturday…but as AVAC has noted, if you’d like to pay that much for a custom piece, then have at it! 🙂
Since revealing the Complex Base Building System last week, fans have been sharing not only their excitement with Raginspoon, but questions as well. Not to worry though, as RS has us covered!
First and foremost, many asked “so, what’s in the box?” Here’s the scoop –
The Wall set comes with one wall, two door panels, and the two types of connectors.
The Floor set comes with two floors and four types of connectors.
Each set has can come in either Desert (brown) or Urban (grey)
The desert color is not final. It has been changed to a lighter desert brown.
Another popular request was something for those that want to build larger scale buildings. You’ve been heard loud and clear, as they’ve put together a special pre-order “Builder’s Package” comprised of 8 Floor sets and 8 Wall sets in your choice of either Urban or Desert colors.
The “Builder’s Package” sets are priced at $250, 18% off the standard pricing! It’s a fantastic deal that will give you some serious building potential! This Pre-order Special is for a limited time only and will run until March 10th. Will you be adding these to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Today via Twitter, Mr. Tom Waltz shared a fantastic 2 page spread from the upcoming issue of IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero, #251. This issue kicks off the “Special Missions” arc, with its first story focused on none other than Stalker! From Tom –
I know I speak for many of us when I say that we’re beyond excited to dive in to the new Special Missions story line! What about you? Share your thoughts with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
TOYLANTA is happy to announce their 1st ever officially sanctioned 3 & 3/4 figure exclusive – USB Troopers: code name Data Jumpers by Black Major Alliance!
These may be purchased starting Friday afternoon during Registration for Commanders and Assistants from 3-6 pm and any left will be available during the show on Sat & Sun. This set is not part of any special package.
The set includes 2 figures (both with parachutes) and 2 file / art cards. (One is autographed by the artist). The set will run you $45 USD and will be available through our good friend Mr. Brian Kossin, representing both G.I.Joe and Cobra factions. Both figures are paratroopers, hence their “Data Jumper” designation. Based on the Black Major Steel Brigade figure mold, each Data Jumper includes –
The show kicks off next weekend, March 9,10,11th 2018. General Admission Sat 10th 10 am – 6 pm Sun 11th 10 am – 4 pm. Admission is Adults $10 / Kids (12 and under) $8 per day – under 5 Free. Don’t forget to head over to the Toylanta 2018 Facebook Page for more updates on the show, then join us on the Cobra Island Forums to discuss these awesome exclusives!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 U.S.S. Flagg print to your collection once it’s completed? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!