GIJoeCon 2018 Convention Exclusive Package Update

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has sent out word regarding GIJoeCon 2018. The update focuses on the number of packages that are left and needless to say, if you’re interested, you better move quickly as packages are selling out left & right! Here’s the scoop from the Club: 

  • The American Hero’s Golden Ticket packages are sold out. The Thursday Custom Class is sold out.
  • The Homefront Hero’s packages are sold out.
  • The American Hero packages are 60% sold through.
  • The General’s Golden Ticket packages are 97% sold through.
  • The General’s packages are 35% sold through.
  • The Base Commander’s packages are 30% sold through.
  • The Marauders’ loose sets are 90% sold through.

If there are sets available when we get closer to the convention, the Club will move them to the non-attending cue. Currently, they must keep them in the attending cue for members that are coming to the convention. The Staybridge Hotel is out of rooms in the block and FunPub is trying to have some more added. If you need a room, try them again tomorrow. Please let the Club no directly know if you have any issues.

Get in on the convo already in progress after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

 

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John Royle Shares Teaser Image of IDW Publishings G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 253

By way of his Instagram Page, Mr. John Royle shared a brilliant teaser of his cover for G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #253 from IDW Publishing! The issue is part 3 in a 5 issue arc entitled “Special Missions”, with this particular issue being focused on none other that Conrad Hauser, aka Duke! 

We’ll bring you more info has it’s released, but for now, share your thoughts on this brilliant piece of artwork with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Zica Toys Sectaurs Kickstarter Campaign Update and Future Plans

Zica Toys has sent out an update regarding the future plans for their Sectaurs action figure line. The update was just sent moments ago via Kickstarter. Here’s the game plan: 

Things seem to be going very well with the Kickstarter, almost 50% funded in only three days!

I also wanted to share the game plan for how things will move forward if wave 1 is funded. Wave 2 will include the four figures shown, two of which are the troop builder figures. Mantor and Zak will also include their small companion insects, Raplor and Bitaur. The reason four figures can be offered in wave 2 is because at that point it will be possible to utilize some of the existing tooling from wave 1, which helps lower the production costs considerably.

Thanks again to all of those who have helped back this project so far and please continue to spread the word!

Did you read that?! Mantor and Zak will include their companion insects! This is great news for many of us that were hopeful that these fun little critters would make a return. 

If you haven’t as of yet, make sure to go get your pledge for wave 1 in here: Zica Toys Sectaurs Kickstarter Campaign 

What are your thoughts on Wave 2? Share them with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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IDW Publishing G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Issue 248 Preview

Thanks to our friend Netho Diaz for the heads up on a preview of the upcoming Silent Issue of G.I.Joe A Real American Hero from IDW Publishing

In “Dawn of the Arashikage,” Part 3!, Dawn Moreno’s ultimate identity crisis continues as she battles to maintain her sanity against the dark memories of the original Snake-Eyes that haunt her every waking moment! We’ve mirrored the 5 page preview here on the Island, so make sure to read more below to check it out. Will you be picking up ARAH 248 next month? We know we will! Join in on the discussion after the break on the Cobra Island Forums! 

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Marauder Task Force WWII Japanese Army Soldier 3D Sculpt Revealed

The amazing 3D Sculpt reveals from the upcoming Marauder Task Force WWII line just keep on coming, with our friends at Marauder Gun-Runners sharing their Japanese Army Soldier via social media last night. Needless to say, he looks just as good as his American and German counterparts. Here’s the scoop from MJ –

Here are some 3d sculpt illustrations for the Marauder Task Force WWII Japanese Army Soldier. As with ALL the 3d tooling sculpt illustrations we have unveiled, only shown are SOME of the accessories & headgear planned for the figure. Will release images of MORE figures as we get closer to the MTF WWII Kickstarter launch. Hope you like what is on the way!

Excitement over just keeps growing with each reveal! Are you getting in on the MTF WWII Kickstarter event? Join in on the discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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B2Five New Project Showcase at C3 AFA 2018 HK

Our friends Kit Lau and Beaver Company Ltd. will be in attendance at C3 AFA Hong Kong 2018, with a B2.Five New Project Showcase to share with all attendees! If you happen to be in Hong Kong and can attend the show, head over to Booth A-6 to feast your eyes on what’s in store for the B2.Five players in the Acid Rain World. 

We’re super excited to bring you details from the event being held this coming February, so make sure to keep it locked to CobraIsland.com Forums for more details as they become available! In related news, we’re pleased to note that we’ll once again be bringing you pictorial reviews of the next B2.Five Acid Rain World offerings, so stay tuned! 

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GIJoeCon 2018 Registration, Footloose & Clothing Reveal Now Online

The G.I.Joe Club has come out of the gate swinging, with 3 pieces of news to share with you this afternoon! Let’s get to it!

First and foremost, registration for the 2018 G.I.Joe Convention is now live! Here’s the pathway: 2018 GIJoeCon Registration Link

Next up, the Club has revealed the first figure from the Slaughters Marauders vs Python Patrol 2.0 set. Check out Footloose! 

Last but not least, the Club has shared their designs for the Convention tee shirts. You can check those out here – GIJoeCon 2018 Caps and Tee Shirts

We’ll bring you more details as they become available. Join us on the Cobra Island Forums for discussion already in progress. 

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club Update – Archived Items Sale

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has sent out word that it has begun added archived item to it’s storefront. Here’s the scoop – 

We are going back through the club archives and thinning everything down to just what I am keeping in my collection.

This means we have started putting in the club store items you may not have seen for a long time. Some will be retail, some will be exclusives.  This will go on for several months until we comb through the entire warehouse.  Please note that for some of these, there is only one.  Other items may have a higher quantity.  Most of them are less than three. 

These items will also come with a letter that it is from the Collectors’ Club Archives and it will be embossed with the Hassenfeld Bros Inc. Corporate seal from 1926 (which is a cool mento itself).  

Make sure you check out the store every few days to see what we have added. Currently there are over 50 items that have been uploaded.

Item posted so far include Sigma 6, Valor vs Venom and more. Make sure head on over to the G.I.Joe Club Store to check it out first hand, then join us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums to let us know if you picked up anything for your collection. 

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Letal Customs Grenadiers Pictorial Review Recap

Over the course of the last week, we had the pleasure of taking an in-depth look at the all new Grenadiers from Letal Customs. These new boutique style figures are based on the classic Iron Grenadier mold in an assortment of new colors. The first wave consists of: 

In the absence of 3 3/4 product on the market, we here at Cobra Island are thankful that there are those out there that are keeping the hobby alive for many collectors. If you’d like to assemble your own collection of Letal Customs, it’s as easy as reaching out to one of the following folks on Instagram: 

@gijoeislife,  @stephen_celentano@davedatil, and @yo_icollect 

We hope you’ve enjoyed our pictorial reviews and we look forward to bringing you wave two when they’re released! We have one more grouping of images to share with you, so make sure to continue reading on below to check them out, then join us at any of the reviews linked above for discussion in progress right here on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Just Another G.I.Joe Show Episode 25 Now Online

Did you miss tonight’s live airing of Just Another G.I.Joe Show? Well, not to worry, as Mike & Fred have you covered. The episode has now been uploaded for your viewing pleasure. 

Fred was MIA tonight, So Mike sat down with Rick from the Cybercast Podcast and JE Russell from Chicken Fried Toys. Tune in below enjoy the show!

Did you enjoy Episode 25? Share your thoughts with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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