If you thought the Rank & File series would end at vol. 3, then you’re in for a treat, as there are still plenty of Hasbro and G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club products to cover!
Yes, you’ve read that correctly, R&F 4 will also include GIJCC products! Talk about a definitive source for 4″ offerings! Check out a sample of the page layout attached to this story, then make sure to go get earlier versions of Rank & File here: www.rahcguide.com
Will you be adding this title to your collection once it’s available? We know we will! For now, join in on the discussion already in progress after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
The August 2018 G.I.Joe solicitations from IDW Publishing are here! The last month of Summer brings us G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #255, part 5 of the Special Missions Story Arc, with a focus on Scarlett! August also brings us G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero Omnibus, Vol. 1! Here’s the scoop:
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #255 — Cover A: Harvey Tolibao — Cover B: SL Gallant — SPOTLIGHT
Larry Hama (w) • Harvey Tolibao (a & c) • SL Gallant (c)
“Special Missions,” Part 5 (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? Living legend Larry Hama shares some of their amazing stories in “Special Missions”—one-shot stories featuring a variety of characters and different artists to draw them! This issue, Harvey Tolibao (Dungeons and Dragons) joins forces with Larry to present G.I. Joe’s fiery field commander without equal: SCARLETT!
Special oversized issue celebrating 100 issues of I. Joe: A Real American Hero at IDW Publishing!
Special trifold cover!
Variant covers by Larry Hama, and John Royle!
G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero Omnibus, Vol. 1
Larry Hama (w) • Herb Trimpe, Don Perlin, Mike Vosburg (a) • J. Scott Campbell (c)
This omnibus edition collects the first 12 issues of the Marvel Comics run, introducing classic characters such as Hawk, Scarlett, Stalker, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Snake Eyes, Cobra Commander, Baroness, The Oktober Guard, and more. Follow along as Cobra wreaks havoc around the world and The JOEs thwart them at every turn.
TPB • FC • $24.99 • 288 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-321-6
Advance solicited for September release!
The comic book adventures of the 1980s phenomenon that stormed toy-store shelves begins here!
Will you be adding these issues to your G.I.Joe Comic Book Collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
For those of you that backed the campaign, you should receive your surveys at that time. If, for some reason, there is a delay, BFS will send out an additional update to notify everyone. Boss Fight will continue to unlock items as funds are collected through BackerKit for a limited time. They’ll keep everyone updated with daily totals as well as updates when something unlocks. There are a few small items that will be unlocked immediately, upon launch of the BackerKit, and there has been some slight simplification to the unlocking process.To be immediately unlocked are the Australian Tack, set B and the Knight of Accord Jousting Gear Set. Both are mirrored here. Both of these items will be available to choose in your pledge levels or purchased as add-on items.
The new unlock levels will be:
Kawiki AND the Elven Tack Kit at $210,000
Knight of Asperity AND Asperity Jousting Gear Set at $240,000
Hanbii AND the Re-deco of the Elven Tack Kit at $280,000
Both Male AND Female Centaur Creature Builder Kits at $315,000
Nessus AND the Centaur Weapons Gear Set at $360,000
Items will continue to unlock throughout the summer. Things will stop unlocking as of August 31, 2018. The BackerKit will remain open, but no further items will unlock at that time.
So start getting those wallets primed, as Friday will be here before you know it! What are you planning on adding on to your pledge? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
We’re pleased to be able to bring you a look at not only Covers A, B and the Retailer Incentive of this upcoming issue, but a 5 page preview to whet your appetite as well! Check it out below –
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 nal, violent race to his throne room.
Ryan Ferrier (Author) • S L Gallant (Artist) • Marcelo Ferreira (Cover Artist) • Kenneth Loh (Cover Artist) • Brian Shearer (Inker) • James Brown (Cover Artist, Colorist)
Will you be adding G.I.Joe vs The Six Million Dollar Man #4 to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Sunok Studios LLC has shared details on an upcoming HELL SCREAMERZ release, the HYLDIRN S.P.Y.D.E.R.! This offering includes 3 fully articulated Action Figures with removable gear and real fabric goods, interchangeable accessories and a fully articulated Mech with Modular Weapons! Check out the Bio that was shared:
HYLDIRN S.P.Y.D.E.R. (Sonic Pulse Yielding Distortion Energy Robotic Sentry)
During a total invasion, once the Hell Reaperz have accomplished their directives, Siege Infantry troopers commanding HYLDIRN S.P.Y.D.E.R.S. (Sonic Pulse Yielding Distortion Energy Robotic Sentry) are deployed to the planets’ surface. Within minutes, the roar of their energy cells foreshadows a nightmarish barrage of devastating attacks upon the enemy. The Hyldirn’s crew lead by a Spotter who designates targets for demolition while the Siege Infantry advance. In the event, the Spotter is rendered disabled; the Hyldirn’s on board A.I. System will default to preprogrammed auto commands. This allows it to continue devastating an enemy’s position until the S.P.Y.D.E.R.S. is disabled or commandeered by another Hyldirn crew. The Hyldirn also assist advancing infantry in urban locales. This allows for heavy weapons to eliminate pockets of resistance in close quarters.
Multi weapons configurations: HELL LANCE, SONIC Distortion Lance (SDL), BARRAGE , Scattershot.
*Weapons / Modular
*Full mobile articulation
Will you be adding this piece to your collection once available? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums.
Here’s something fun for those of you that own a Switch – Limited Run Games has shared word that their next Nintendo Switch release is Saturday Morning RPG! It will be available this Friday as part of their Fantasy Friday II event.
The game will be available as both a standard edition and a deluxe collector’s edition. The Collector’s Edition of the game includes (2) 3.75″ Carded & Blister-packed action figures, representing Marty, our Hero and the Evil Commander Hood. We thought that would put a smile on the faces of all you Cobra Lovers.
The collector’s edition also features a beautiful reverse gatefold box, an official Nintendo Switch SteelBook case, a cassette tape featuring new music from Rocky IV and Transformers composer Vince DiCola, and a sheet of scratch ‘n sniff stickers pulled straight from the game!
Only 2,500 of the collector’s editions will be available, so if you’d like to add this to your collection, make sure to hit the following link this Friday:
Word was sent out yesterday by the G.I.Joe Collectors Club noting that registration for GIJoeCon 2018 will be closing Monday, June 4th. As of the time of notification, the remaining set counts were noted as:
3 3/4″ sets – 20
12″ sets – 24
The Club can move stock between attending and non-attending if one category stocks out. They’ll continue to watch the numbers and balance the quantities. If you have an issue with registration, please let them know. If you have ordered a set and would like to order an additional one, please click the registration button and process it at GIJoeCon.com. Tours still available as they have flexibility…however tour options will close on May 31st.
Will you be heading to the Convention? Come join us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums to get in on the JoeCon 2018 discussion already in progress!
Great news for those of you that won’t be able to make it to GIJoeCon 2018. WONDERWORLD Comics has shared word that their GIJoeCon 2018 Exclusive print of IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #252 is now available for pre-order!
This variant features a brilliant cover by Artist Extraordinaire Adam Riches! It’s exclusive to GI Joe Con 2018 in Chattanooga at the WONDERWORLD Comics booth. The back features an all new designed Cobra logo by Adam with blank cover for sketches. Submissions will also be taken for CBCS Comics if anyone is interested (make sure to reach out to WONDERWORLD for more details).
We’re almost at the half way point for the BFTBKickstarter campaign and with 17 days left to go, the campaign is just under 50% funded! With your pledge, we can help push this project over in to the funded column!
The BFTB Guidebook project was a smash hit, popular among Action Force and GI Joe fans alike. Featuring 300 full-color pages, over 2000 new photographs and every known fact about the Action Force range, this book is a must-have for collectors everywhere.
Please note that this is not a second edition or second printing of the books. You can pledge for:
Action Force – Palitoy Collectors’ Guide
Action Force 30th Anniversary Special
Action Force Palitoy Collectors’ Guide + Action Force 30th Anniversary Special
The campaign will be running for another 2 weeks give or take, so if you missed out on this awesome guidebook the first time around, now’s your chance to add it to your collection! Will you be getting in on the Action Force – Palitoy Collectors’ Guide Round 2 Kickstarter Campaign? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
In the recent past, we’ve shared quite of a few amazing female cross over customs from Phweep’s Custom Gallery. Well, Femme Fatales isn’t Phweep’s only specialty, as illustrated by these amazing Custom Modern Era G.I.Joe Dino Hunters!
Low-Light and Ambush look spot on to their vintage ARAH counterparts and make me wish we would’ve received something fun like this at retail, especially with Jurassic World fever hitting once again!