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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G.I.Joe Collectors Club Dreadnok Stinger 4×4 with Heartwrencher Photo Gallery

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! 

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The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign Now Live

Heads up, Cobra Islanders! There’s a new Kickstarter Campaign that you’ll want to get in on! You can now add the Art of Brian Shearer to your library!

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 LASTMURDOCK 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
  • 11×17 print
  • Page from a published book (probably an IDW title such as G.I.Joe or Transformers)
  • 11×17 Color Commission
  • Cover Art
  • Digital Books and More!

Head on over to The Art of Brian Shearer Volume 1 Kickstarter Campaign and get your pledge in! Once you’re done, join us on the Cobra Island Forums and let us know what reward level you’ve pledged in at! 

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Rare G.I.Joe Star Brigade Manimals Carded and Loose Prototype Samples on eBay

It was just last week that we brought you word on an Ultra Rare G.I.Joe Manimals Carded ZigZag Figure On eBay. We wanted to shine a spotlight on other rare offerings currently available as well, as it’s not often that you see these pieces appear – 

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

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G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Lifeline Art Print By Robert Atkins Art

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

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Acid Rain World Bucks Team Establishment Day Celebration – Lucky Draw Star x Star Sweepstakes Ends Today

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
  • Draw date: 6th April 2018 (exact time will be announced on our official Facebook page)
  • 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.

Prizes:

  • <<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! 

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Cobra Island Flashback Friday – G.I.Joe A Real American Hero For The Nintendo Entertainment System

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!

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