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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Ultra Rare G.I.Joe Manimals Carded ZigZag Figure On eBay

Every once in awhile, a relic from G.I.Joe’s past finds its way to eBay; This piece is definitely no exception.

By way of the Lee’s Toy Review eBay page comes this G.I.Joe rarity, a carded G.I.Joe Manimals ZIGZAG 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. ZIGZAG, Along with Vortex and Spasma, failed to ever make it in to the public’s hands, save for a few samples here & there. 

The auction will be ending soon (midnight) and it’s not every day that you see a piece like this pop up for sale. For instance, Lee’s Toy Review notes that this is one of less than 48 samples known to exist. As such and needless to say, whomever ends up winning this unique offering is adding a grail item to their collection. As you can see from the included pics, this specimen falls short of mint, due to a few blemishes along the top, right hand corner. Small nitpick on an otherwise flawless offering. 

What are your thoughts on ZIGZAG? If he had been offered at retail, then and/or now, would you add this oddity to your G.I.Joe Collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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More Larry Hama Sketches 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 put another pair of fantastic sketches (pictured here) on his eBay account for your bidding pleasure! Up for bid are: 

Both sketches are original pencil drawings on 8 1/2 X 11″ two-ply card stock and are signed and dated by Larry Hama. Will you be throwing your hat in to the ring and bidding on either the B.A.T. or Tommy Sketch? Let us know after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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G.I.Joe vs The Six Million Dollar Man Artwork Now On eBay

Would you like to own original art from the G.I.Joe vs The Six Million Dollar Man? Now’s your chance! Mr. Brian Shearer has shared word via Twitter that original art pages are now available via his eBay account! There’s currently 20 pieces listed and folks, they’re priced to move! 

Bidding on each page starts at $70 USD. Bidding is set to end this coming Tuesday, March 13th at 1pm EST, so get those bids in early! 

Will you be adding Brian’s work to your G.I.Joe collection? Sound off after the break 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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Towards the end of the Rise of Cobra line, certain figures never saw the light of day, but were later re-purposed as part of the Pursuit of Cobra line. These two figures fall in to that category. Included in these actions are Jungle Duke and Jungle Cobra Commander. You might ask “What’s so special about these?”

Well, if you look closely, the Jungle Duke figure sports a Channing Tatum headsculpt, whereas the Jungle Cobra Commander includes a “Nanobot” and features a ROC Commander’s head on a body that was later used for POC Cobra Commander. You can check out both links below and even get your bid in if you’d like!

  • [url=http://www.ebay.com/itm/VHTF-prototype-POC-Jungle-Duke-cancelled-with-Accessories-/251999109041]VHTF Prototype POC Jungle Duke Cancelled with Accessories | eBay[/url].
  • [url=http://www.ebay.com/itm/gi-joe-cancelled-prototype-POC-jungle-cobra-commander-RARE-VHTF-/251999109528]Gi Joe Cancelled Prototype POC Jungle Cobra Commander RARE VHTF | eBay[/url]

Are you a prototype collector? Would you add these figures to your collection? Or are you fine without them and/or with the versions you already own? Join in on the discussion here on Cobra Island!

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Joe Moscone Auctions Off Pieces of Collection For Cancer!

Thanks to Justin from GeneralsJoes we’ve received word that Joe Moscone is doing something really awesome in the name of cancer research!

Anyone who has visited JoeCon, Toy Fair, or SDCC over the past several years likely ran into Joe Moscone, one of the stalwart PR professionals who at one point helped Hasbro interface with the fans and threw his considerable support behind our favorite brands.

Every year Joe launches a fundraising campaign to support cancer research, and this year he continues that great fight.  As an added edge, though, he is holding a series of eBay auctions, where 100% of the proceeds go to this terrific fund Receptions for Research.

You can find the current eBay auctions right here, and if you’re not into the eBay scene, consider just supporting his cause directly.  It’s a great thing, and you’ll be throwing your support behind someone who spent many years supporting our favorite toy and entertainment properties.

NOTE: The eBay page hosting the auction is Joe’s girlfriend’s, Caitlin Elgin, who is also part of the fundraising team—the New Jersey Grabowskis.

Take a few minutes to do what you can… it’s a great cause and you can get some great toys while you’re at it.  How can you go wrong?

That red ninja almost makes me want to sign up for eBay again.  Almost.

Joe Moscone Auction thread!

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