Cobra Island Discussion Point – Unofficial Hasbro HasLab G.I.Joe Product Vote Round 2

A couple of weeks ago, we kicked off a discussion point based on the Unofficial Hasbro HasLab product vote put together by CobraIsland.com  member Skinny. At Toy Fair 2018Hasbro announced a new initiative that sent Star Wars fans in to a frenzy. Hasbro Lab, or HASLAB is Hasbro’s new crowd sourcing platform that hopes to bring dream products into the hands of fans. With your support, their goal is to make products that are trophy items both in significance and size that fans have been clamoring for. Once the campaign is backed with the minimum number of backers as listed by the deadline, Hasbro will bring the product to life.

Hasbro’s first offering is a massive 4′ long Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna). Once unveiled, many G.I.Joe fans began to ask “I wonder if we may see G.I.Joe offerings via HasLab as well?” Skinny decided to gauge interest by putting together a survey to see exactly what G.I.Joe fans may want if given the opportunity to pledge on a grail G.I.Joe offering. The first round of voting has been completed and the survey for the second round is now available. Check it out here – Unofficial Hasbro HasLab G.I.Joe Survey Round 2 by Skinny

Please note: The survey is in no way endorsed and/or sanctioned by Hasbro and is not scientific by any means; It’s just a means to gauge possible interest, so please keep that in mind. So what say you, Cobra Island? Would you support a HasLab G.I.Joe offering? Are you interested in any of the items noted in the Survey, or is there one you think should be added? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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PHX Customs Retro Toy Chest 3 Day 13 – Bronze Bombers from Olmec

Project: No Joe!

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 13 of the Event, then join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Custom Transformers vs G.I.Joe Decepticon Blitzwing Mobat by Vintagetoystuff

Over on Instagram, VintageToyStuff has shared this amazing custom crossover Transformers vs. G.I.Joe Blitzwing MOBAT Tank! This custom Decepticon Triple Changer looks like a production piece, with paint applications that resemble its G1 counterpart perfectly. 

This piece looks like it would be right at home in an SDCC Exclusive box set. What are your thoughts on this custom crossover? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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The Toys That Time Forgot Volume 2 and Volume 3 Coming Soon

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

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PHX Customs Retro Toy Chest 3 Day 12 – American Defense from Remco

Project: No Joe!

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!

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Larry Hama Duke Sketch Now Available On eBay

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!

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Dream Concept Studio Zombie Lab Card Art Revealed

Dream Concept Studio revealed the card art and SKUs for their upcoming Zombie Lab line. The reveal gives us our first look at the art work associated with 31 figures, along with 4 Kickstarter exclusive offerings! 

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!

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GIJoe365 Mega Print Sale Ends Sunday, March 4, 2018

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:

  • Exclusive offers!
  • Discount codes for the store!
  • Free downloadable prints!
  • Customized Facebook covers!
  • Free stickers!
  • … 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! 

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AVACS LAB Update – Storefront Reopening Saturday, March 3, 2018

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! 🙂 

Are you excited to add more of A.V.A.C.s Lab custom creations to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Raginspoon Complex Base Building System – Kit Breakdown and Builders Package

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

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