8 Bit Cobra T-Shirt

I stumbled across this awesome 8 Bit Cobra T-Shirt while browsing the internet today and felt the need to share, because it’s just too awesome to keep to myself.

The shirt is based on the classic Commodore 64 G.I. Joe game, featuring the Cobra Lineup.

You can get the shirt from the always awesome 80’s Tee’s

Here’s a comparison of the game image and the shirt image:


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New Scarlett Statue from Prime 1 Studio

Thanks to Instagram user billybobs_vault for sharing with us this amazing Scarlett Statue from Prime 1 Studio.

You can order this statue from Prime 1 Studio by clicking here, estimated to ship between August and October of 2019.

“I’m going to make you wish you’d never seen me.”

Prime 1 Studio is proud to present the 1:4 scale PMGJ-05: Scarlett from G.I. Joe. Shana O’Hara also known as Scarlett is one of the original members of the G.I. Joe Team. Her primary specialty for the team is counter intelligence. Scarlett is additionally skilled in martial arts and acrobatics. She is always portrayed as an athletically built, yet shapely, woman with a beautiful face and long red flowing hair. Although she is as adept with standard weapons as any of her comrades, her weapon of choice is the XK-1 Power Crossbow, which fires various bolts with specialized functions.

Specifications:
Size approximately 23 inches tall equipped with Crossbow [(H)57.4cm (W)53.2cm (D)36.4cm]
Size approximately 23 inches tall equipped with Handgun [(H)57.4cm (W)43.7cm (D)36.4cm]
One (1) interchangeable holster equipped with and without Handgun
One (1) interchangeable left-hand holding XK-1 Power Crossbow
One (1) alternate Exclusive Portrait (For Exclusive version only)

PMGJ-05: SCARLETT (G.I. JOE) “I’m going to make you wish you’d never seen me.” Statue features: – Size approximately 23 inches tall equipped with Crossbow [(H)57.4cm (W)53.2cm (D)36.4cm] – Size approximately 23 inches tall equipped with Handgun [(H)57.4cm (W)43.7cm (D)36.4cm] – One (1) interchangeable holster equipped with and without Handgun – One (1) interchangeable left-hand holding XK-1 Power Crossbow – One (1) alternate Exclusive Portrait (For Exclusive version only) Edition Size: – Regular Version: TBA – Exclusive Version: 350 Prototype samples shown. Product details could be subjected to change without further notice. For more information, visit our website at www.prime1studio.com #gijoe #scarlett #hasbro #gijoes #crossbow #preorder #now #sideshow #prime1 #prime1studio

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Hasbro and Quidd Team Up to Create Digital Stickers

In a press release, Hasbro and Quidd announced that they have joined forces to create and sell digital stickers through the Quidd App on the Google Play and Apple Stores.

Starting today, Quidd will begin to create, distribute and sell limited-edition digital stickers, trading cards and toys from 40 of Hasbro’s brands. This expansive collaboration will transform Hasbro’s iconic intellectual properties, including DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, GI JOE, and NERF, into rare, one-of-a-kind digital stickers, GIFs, trading cards and digital toys that can be purchased, traded and displayed through Quidd’s free mobile application.

You can check out the Quidd App on Android Devices by clicking here. and on Apple Devices by clicking here.

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Cobra Island Memorial Day Observance 2018

On behalf of all the members and staff of CobraIsland.com, we salute and remember all of the brave men and women that gave their lives while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. To those that still serve today, we know that we can never repay the sacrifices you have made to protect us, and for that we are eternally thankful.

Here are a few excerpts from a speech by former President Ronald Reagan (may he rest in peace) that show respect for this date better than I could.

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Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It’s a day of thanks for the valor of others, a day to remember the splendor of America and those of her children who rest in this cemetery and others. It’s a day to be with the family and remember.

All of these men were different, but they shared this in common: They loved America very much. There was nothing they wouldn’t do for her. And they loved with the sureness of the young. It’s hard not to think of the young in a place like this, for it’s the young who do the fighting and dying when a peace fails and a war begins. Not far from here is the statue of the three servicemen—the three fighting boys of Vietnam. It, too, has majesty and more. Perhaps you’ve seen it—three rough boys walking together, looking ahead with a steady gaze. There’s something wounded about them, a kind of resigned toughness. But there’s an unexpected tenderness, too. At first you don’t really notice, but then you see it. The three are touching each other, as if they’re supporting each other, helping each other on.

And we owe them something, those boys. We owe them first a promise: That just as they did not forget their missing comrades, neither, ever, will we. And there are other promises. We must always remember that peace is a fragile thing that needs constant vigilance. We owe them a promise to look at the world with a steady gaze and, perhaps, a resigned toughness, knowing that we have adversaries in the world and challenges and the only way to meet them and maintain the peace is by staying strong.

Thank all of you, and God bless you, and have a day full of memories.

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We salute those that have made the ultimate sacrifice. We will never forget. You can sound off and share your respect and memories after the break.

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Come Join CobraIsland.com On Vero

Cobra Island Inhabitants! Are you on Vero? Then come follow the CobraIsland.com Vero account!  Why Vero? Well, Vero is a social network for anyone who loves anything enough to share it – and wants control over who they share it with. Just like we do in real life.

How do you get Vero? Easy! Head on over to App Store or Google Play and download it to your device! 

We’ll be bringing you News, Toy Photography, Customs and more, so make sure to stop by, say hello and give us a follow! Join us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums and let us know what your Vero handle is and we’ll give you a follow as well! 

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Joe Declassified Update

Joe Declassified shared their latest update.

Hi everyone! The 2018 International GI Joe Convention is rapidly approaching and we are preparing for the show, which includes everything that comes along with it; namely the booths, panels, and the giveaway.

The money donated over the years has helped in various ways:
– Helped with booth fees for GI Joe con, Assembly Required, Coil Con, and RORC.
– Nine issues of The Declassified Report magazine.
– O-ring Sightline figure with file card.
– Allowed us to bring special guests Mark Pennington and Bill Merklein to Joe Con.
– Booth display cases.
– Shipping fees for delivery of museum pieces to Joe Con.
– Printing of the banners and flyers.

No money raised through donations go to Declassified staff or volunteers, but is put into the booths at the various conventions we attend.

Joe Declassified is a 100% crowd-sourced, 501(c) Non-Profit. Everything we do is either out of our own pocket or through your support. Coming to our booth at Joe Con is free, looking at the items we’ve got on display is free, and our annual give away is free to the community.

But like everything else in life, these things have a monetary cost. Joe Declassified has to pay for the booths at Joe Con, buy, rent, or transport cases, and pay to create the great items we give away at the booth.

This year we are approximately $2,000 short of where we need to be to put on the best display possible and to finance this years give away. So, as Joe Con approaches, we humbly ask for your support. If you are able to contribute, we would certainly appreciate your donation.

Joe Declassified is 100% not-for-profit and we are committed to 100% transparency with any and all donations. Every dollar we spend is 100% dedicated to the GI JOE community at large, meaning that our staff is made up 100% of unpaid volunteers.

GI JOE fans the world round often ask how they can contribute to Declassified and this is just one of the many ways. So if you’d like to help out, every dollar counts, literally. Every little bit helps us to deliver the presentations, media, and museum-quality displays you’ve come to expect from Joe Declassified.

We thank you for your consideration, support, and friendship, even if you cannot or do not donate.

Joe Declassified will always do our absolute best to bring you the best content possible and strive to give GI JOE and its history, back to you, the community.

Please donate to Joe Declassifed TODAY! You may send donations through paypal to: dan@musickcpa.com.

Thank you again and we’ll see you Joe Con!

You can discuss this on our forums here.

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In Memoriam – Mr. R. Lee Ermey 1944 – 2018

It’s with a heavy heart that we share word that Mr. R. Lee Ermey, better known as “Gunny”, passed away yesterday, April 15th. 

Ronald Lee Ermey was an actor that achieved stardom for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket. The following was shared by Mr. Ermey’s long time manager, Mr. Bill Rogin: 

It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey (“The Gunny”) passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us. It is a terrible loss that nobody was prepared for. He has meant so much to so many people. And, it is extremely difficult to truly quantify all of the great things this man has selflessly done for, and on behalf of, our many men and women in uniform. He has also contributed many iconic and indelible characters on film that will live on forever. Gunnery Sergeant Hartman of Full Metal Jacket fame was a hard and principled man. The real R. Lee Ermey was a family man, and a kind and gentle soul. He was generous to everyone around him. And, he especially cared deeply for others in need.

There is a quote made famous in Full Metal Jacket. It’s actually the Riflemen’s Creed. “This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.”

There are many Gunny’s, but this one was OURS. And, we will honor his memory with hope and kindness. Please support your men and women in uniform. That’s what he wanted most of all.

Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed.

OORAH, Gunny. Rest in Eternal Peace. You can share your respects & memories of Mr. Ermey with us on the Cobra Island Forums

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In Memoriam – Mr. Chuck McCann 1934 – 2018

It’s with a heavy heart that we share the following news with you. It has been reported that Mr. Chuck McCann, prolific voice actor and comedian, has passed away at the age of 83. 

Mr. McCann was known to a generation of kids, from his work on Captain Kangaroo to his voice acting for the G.I.Joe Marine, Leatherneck. 

Thank you for a lifetime of smiles, Mr. McCann. May you rest in Eternal Peace. Yo Joe. 

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