Nekomans Viper Pit Presents Joecon in Retrospect

Nekoman, curator of Nekoman’s Viper Pit, sat down with various members of the G.I.Joe Community to put together a retrospective of JoeCon and what it means, or has meant to those whom were invited to sit in on the panel. From Nekoman – 

The GI Joe collecting community is approaching a special occasion with the upcoming Joecon. That is, this Joecon will be the last Joecon convention and mark the end of the GI Joe Collector’s Club, who’s been operating for over fifteen years now. It’s uncertain what we’ll be left with and what the future holds for GI Joe collectors, so I’ve decided to discuss the topic in the form of seven questions with five of the best GI Joe writers on the internet.

The Panel members included: 

  • RTG: A GI Joe photographer who specializes in 1982 through 1984 figures. He also has recently started his blog Attica Gazzette, which has snappy profiles and top-tier photographs. Also check him out on Instagram.
  • CIAD: Owner of Cobra Island, an all things GI Joe news site and message board. He was also the long-time administrator of HISS Tank, and covered news there for about a decade. He also posts to Instagram.
  • Mike T: GI Joe blogger who has run Forgotten Figures since 1999. His long time dedication to the brand is clear in his knowledge of some of the most obscure GI Joe facts from his time collecting. He’s also on Instagram.
  • Dragon Fortress: Another blogger who’s site is The Dragon Fortress, a blog dedicated to the often underrated toys from the 90‘s, with a frequent focus on GI Joe. Here he is on Instagram.
  • Justin Bell: Owner of Generals Joes, another prolific Joe Blog that’s run since 2002, featuring reviews of current figures, his diorama comic, and GI Joe news. Here is the Instagram for his site.

We here at Cobra Island were honored to be considered to share our thoughts alongside these fine gentlemen and cannot thank Nekoman enough for allowing us the opportunity to contribute. 

You can read the Retrospective in its entirety here – Joecon in Retrospect: A Discussion with the Best Joe Writers from Around the Web

Make sure to check out Nekoman’s Viper Pit for other fantastic articles just like this! What are your thoughts on JoeCon? Share your thoughts on this Retrospective and of JoeCon with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe Volume 5 Now Shipping

Heads up, Cobra Island! Collecting the art of G.I.Joe Volume 5 from 3DJoes is now shipping! For those that contributed to the Collecting the art of G.I. Joe: Volumes 5 and 6 Kickstarter Campaign, we were given the option of shipping Volume 5 now, or having Volume 5 ship later when Volume 6 and the slipcover ship (later this year). 

If you opted to have volume 5 shipped now rather than later, then keep it locked on those mailboxes as there’s a whole lot of awesome on its way to you! 

Did you get in on this campaign? If so, did you opt to have Volume 5 shipped now, or are you holding off until Volume 6 is released? Get in on the conversation already in progress after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Custom Modern Era G.I.Joe Budo By Stronox Customs

Check out this incredible modern era take on the G.I.Joe Samurai, Budo by Stronox Customs! This brilliant update of the classic character is one that I’m sure many would love to add to their collection. 

From Stronox: An updated verison of my original design from years ago…This version blends elements of the traditional samurai with the modern soldier. Very pleased with how he came out! If you are interested in owning this piece, he is available now on eBay by following the link above. As always, thanks for having a look at my work!

This modern era rendition does a fantastic job at capturing the character’s essence.What are your thoughts on this custom G.I.Joe Budo from Stronox Customs? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Creating G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Vol. 5 Has Arrived

If you contributed to the 3.75″ Joe: Creating G.I.Joe ®: A Real American Hero™ Vol. 5 Kickstarter Campaign, then it’s time to get excited! Dan has shared word via the 3 3/4 Inch Joe Facebook Page that volume 5 has arrived! 

The plan is to ship out all orders this weekend. With that said, if you haven’t completed your survey as of yet, please do so. If not, Dan can’t ship your book!

Are you excited to add volume 5 of Creating G.I.Joe A Real American Hero to your bookshelf? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Custom Modern Era G.I.Joe Female Repeater By Phweeps Customs

Good Morning Cobra Island! After a brief hiatus for our Tele-Vipers, we’re back with more awesomeness to share with you! To start things off, Phweep’s G.I.Joe Custom Gallery has shared another Femme Fatale; This time, we get to feast our eyes on the heroic G.I.Joe Steadi-Cam Machine Gunner, Repeater! This is another fantastic “what if” piece from Phweep and we’re beyond excited to share her with you! 

She’d make a welcome addition to any G.I.Joe collection! If you’d like to add her to yours, make sure to reach out to Phweep’s GI Joe Custom Gallery on Facebook! What are your thoughts on this custom female Repeater? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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