2nd Star Productions Shares Image of 1:1 Scale H.I.S.S. Tank From Upcoming Ride

Earlier this week, we shared news with you pertaining to a new G.I.Joe Ride revealed by Dynamic Attractions at IAAPA 2017. Named “G.I.Joe vs Cobra – The Experience”, the ride takes you through the Temple of the Forbidden Snake on a ride like you’ve never seen before. 

Yesterday via Instagram, 2nd Star Productions shared this fantastic image of a 1:1 Scale Cobra H.I.S.S. Tank, alongside Cobra Commander and the Baroness with notes hinting that this is part of the aforementioned ride! Check it out – 

At Second Star Productions, we love what we do all the time, but days like today take that to the next level. I’ve been collecting G.I. Joe since I was 5, so to get paid to fly a drone over a test course built for the first ever G.I. Joe themed ride vehicle for a new and top secret attraction coming to a theme park near you! #productionlife #gijoe #cosplay #cobra

This ride is shaping up to be all sorts of awesome! Make sure to join us for ongoing discussion on the Cobra Island Forums. Special thanks to our friend Skinny for the heads up! 

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Dynamic Attractions Reveals G.I.Joe vs Cobra Amusement Ride at IAAPA 2017

Earlier today, Dynamic Attractions officially teased an upcoming G.I. Joe vs. Cobra ride at IAAPA 2017. Yes, you read that right! A G.I.Joe vs Cobra Ride! Named “G.I.Joe vs Cobra – The Experience”, the ride takes you through the Temple of the Forbidden Snake on a ride like you’ve never seen before. The best part? Your ride kinda/sorta looks like a VAMP! 

The Dynamic All-Terrain Dark Ride is a trackless, indoor/outdoor dark ride vehicle that breaks boundaries. By breaking boundaries, this attraction actually breaks them as it is completely trackless. Now this doesn’t mean that you can’t take a turn driving it. The Dynamic All-Terrain Dark Ride is the first dark ride that will allow guests to seemingly go anywhere they steer. “In the military world, they call this ‘Fly by Wire’,” explains Haimson. “However, if they come close to another vehicle, wall or obstacle, the system will safely and thematically take control.”

We’ve shared a small gallery of images along with a video of the ride in action that you can check out by reading more below. What are your initial thoughts? Is the G.I.Joe vs Cobra Experience something you’d like to check out? Share your thoughts with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Cobra Island Salutes Those That Have Served

To all those who have, and continue to serve their country in the name of freedom, we thank you for your service and sacrifice. 

While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms.  – Randy Neugebauer

From all us here on CobraIsland.com, to all of you, Thank you! 

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It’s Action Time – Gaelstone Media Group Presents Action Mice

It’s Saturday morning, so what better time than now to discuss cartoons! If you crossed G.I.Joe® and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® you’d get ACTION MICE, a specialized military task force of battle-hardened mice with one single goal; to combat the increasing onslaught of the Iron Weasels. The world needs new tiny heroes, and the ACTION MICE are here!

CobraIsland.com was fortunate enough to have a chance to speak to Mr. J. Robert Bryans, the C.E.O. of Gaelstone Media Group, the powerhouse behind the new (soon to be) hit series, Action Mice! Mr. Bryans took the time to answer a wide assortment of questions on this new series that we’ve collected for you below, including a gallery of images from the hit new program. 

Who are the Action Mice? Who are the Iron Weasels? What can we expect from this new series? The answers to these questions and a lot more can be found by reading more below! So go grab that cup of Joe, get comfy and come immerse yourself in the Action Mice World with us! Want to get in on the discussion already in progress? We’ve got you covered there, too! Join us after the break for more on the Cobra Island Forums

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Toys’R’Us Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

 

Although the writing has been on the wall for years, recent days brought word that Toys’R’Us was considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Last night, word came through that this decision has been finalized. From Bloomberg:

Toys “R” Us Inc., the once-dominant specialty retailer and ultimate toyland for a generation of post-war baby boomers, filed for bankruptcy thanks to a crushing debt load from a previous buyout and relentless competition from warehouse and online retailers.

The bankruptcy filing is the latest blow to a brick-and-mortar retail industry reeling from store closures, sluggish mall traffic and the gravitational pull of Amazon.com Inc., which has revolutionized the way people consume with affordable online offerings and global home delivery service.

A dozen-plus major retailers have filed for creditor protection this year, including Payless Inc., Gymboree Corp. and Perfumania Holdings Inc., all of which are using the Chapter 11 process to close underperforming stores and expand online operations.

What will the future hold for TRU after this financial restructuring? Only time will tell. What are your thoughts on the filing? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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SDCC 2015 Cobra Island News Round Up

San Diego Comic Con 2015 comes to an end today, but WOW, what a week it was! Regardless of what makes you “geek out”, there was something for everyone at this years event and the excitement level is OVER 9000!

Here’s a re-cap of the news we’ve covered over the course of SDCC 2015, separating SDCC news from “Regular” updates. Check it out –

SDCC 2015 News

  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/kit-lau-at-san-diego-comic-con]SDCC 2015 – Kit Lau & Acid Rain At San Diego Comic Con![/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/toysrus-com-sddc-exclusive-available-now]SDCC 2015 – Toys’R’Us Exclusive G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Desert Duel Now Available![/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/six-issue-street-fighterjoe-crossover-coming-in-2016]SDCC 2015 – Six Issue Street Fighter vs G.I.Joe Crossover from IDW Publishing![/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/acid-rain-world-display-at-san-diego-comic-con]SDCC 2015 – Acid Rain World Display at San Diego Comic Con![/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/ubisofts-toy-soldiers-war-chest-at-sdcc]SDCC 2015 – Ubisofts Toy Soldiers: War Chest at SDCC![/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/bait-shows-off-joe-merchandise-at-sdcc]SDCC 2015 – BAIT shows of G.I.Joe Merchandise at SDCC 2015![/url]

G.I.Joe & Modern Era Action Figure News

  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/new-g-i-joe-50th-anniversary-assortment-available-at-bigbadtoystore]New G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Assortment Now Available at BigBadToyStore![/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/g-i-joe-club-figure-subscription-4-bullhorn-preview]G.I.Joe Club Figure Subscription Service 4 Bullhorn Preview[/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/the-loyal-subjects-g-i-joe-blowtorch-revealed]The Loyal Subjects Blowtorch Revealed[/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/acid-rain-world-updates]Acid Rain World Instagram Updates Including Playing Cards![/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/taskforce-lowlight]Custom G.I.Joe Taskforce Lowlight![/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/tiger-force-sneak-peek]G.I.Joe Club FSS 4 Tiger Force Sneak Peek Preview[/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/interview-with-brick-brother-michael-pullano]Hasbro Pulse Inteview with “Brick Brother” Michael Pullano[/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/fss-4-0-cobra-ice-ninja-reveal]G.I.Joe Club FSS 4 Ice Ninja Night Creeper Preview[/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/loyal-subjects-make-an-impact-with-wave-2-reveals]The Loyal Subjects G.I.Joe Action Vinyls Wave 2 Reveals[/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/g-i-joe-body-count-available-on-kindle-worlds]G.I.Joe: Body Count Available on Kindle Worlds![/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/more-photos-of-sofi]More Photos of Acid Rain World Sofi[/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/g-i-joe-club-figure-subscription-service-4-billy-arboc-preview]G.I.Joe Club FSS 4 Billy Arboc Preview[/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/more-acid-rain-world-test-shots]More Acid Rain World Soil Ghost Test Shot Images![/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/amazing-heroes-update]Amazing Heroes Toy Line Update[/url]

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Happy Birthday To Mr. Larry Hama!

We couldn’t let the day pass by without wishing a heartfelt Happy Birthday to the man who helped shape many of our imaginations, that man being none other than Mr. Larry Hama! Larry’s career is chock full of accomplishments. Here’s a brief passage from his [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Hama]Wiki Page[/url] –

Larry Hama (born June 7, 1949) is an American comic book writer, artist, actor and musician who has worked in the fields of entertainment and publishing since the 1960s.

During the 1970s, he was seen in minor roles on the TV shows M*A*S*H and Saturday Night Live, and appeared on Broadway in two roles in the original 1976 production of Stephen Sondheim‘s Pacific Overtures.

He is best known to American comic book readers as a writer and editor for Marvel Comics, where he wrote the licensed comic book series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, based on the Hasbro toyline. He has also written for the series Wolverine, Nth Man: the Ultimate Ninja, and Elektra. He created the character Bucky O’Hare, which was developed into a comic book, a toy line and television cartoon. He currently writes for IDW Publishing, working on the continuing stories of G.I.Joe A Real American Hero.

On behalf of everyone here at CobraIsland.com, we wish you a very Happy Birthday, Mr. Hama! Yo Joe!

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