Custom Loyal Subjects G.I.Joe Cobra Storm Shadow by Joe Amato

By way of the Loyal Subjects Official Facebook Group comes this amazing customs TLS Cobra Storm Shadow by Mr. Joe Amato! Joe is an absolute genius when it comes to custom creations, so it goes without saying that this Storm Shadow figure is something special. The owner is going to love it, I know I do! Here’s the scoop from Joe – 

Here is my latest Loyal Subjects custom for a fan of G.I. Joe, I present to you Storm Shadow! I sculpted his hood, shirt outfit, strap with throwing stars painted in chrome, taped wrist and hand details, and finally I sculpted his sword and gave it a chrome look as well. Finally I painted his outfit in white details along with gray details as well. This was a very fun custom to make!

What are your thoughts on this custom Loyal Subjects figure? Would you add it to your collection? Share your thoughts with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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John Royle Shares Sneak Peek of IDW Publishings G.I.Joe RAH 249 Variant Cover

By way of John Royle’s Instagram Account comes this fantastic Sneak Peek of the variant cover for IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe RAH #249. John also gave us a close up of the Baroness in all her Glory! 

The cover is stunning, showcasing so many G.I.Joe fan favorites – Flint, Lady Jaye, Beachhead, Zartan, the Baroness, Cobra Rattler, Cobra Viper and more. John notes that he really had a ball drawing this one with a bit of a homage to Drew Struzan’s beautiful montage style movie posters. Great Inks by Jagdish and cool colors from James Offred. 

Will you be adding this variant cover of G.I.Joe #249 to your collection? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Boss Fight Studio at Rhode Island Comic Con – H.A.C.K.S., Horses and Bucky O’Hare!

Justin of Generals Joes fame is in attendance at Rhode Island Comic Con (lucky!) and has shared an awesome assortment of images from the Boss Fight Studio area! Not only did Justin grab more images of the fantastic Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Horse that we brought you up to speed on earlier today, but also shared images of new Blanks, Weapons Packs and Bucky O’Hare offerings! 

  • Virtuvian H.A.C.K.S. Horse – We now have closer images of the Horse that will be offered via Kickstarter next year and wow, it is really amazing. 
  • Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Blank and Weapons Packs – Surprise reveal! A new Blank color – “Peach” and Series 2 Accessory Sets
  • Bucky O’Hare – We get to check out Corsair Dead-Eye with Lunch Box, Storm Toad Trooper and..Easter Bucky O’Hare (?!)

We’ve collected a small assortment of images from Justin and have shared them here. You can check them out by reading more below. What are your thoughts on all of this new amazing Boss Fight Studio product on the horizon? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums!

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IDW Publishing’s Revolutionaries, Vol. 2: Power and Glory Preview

We have a preview of IDW Publishing‘s Revolutionaries Vol. 2: Power and Glory to share with you! Here’s the scoop – 

The team-up of the year continues as the TRANSFORMERS’ Kup and Blackrock, G.I. JOE’s Mayday, and Action Man join forces with the likes of Optimus Prime, Sgt. Savage, and more to unravel the secrets of the newly-formed shared universe.

Continuing the adventures of the first volume of Revolutionaries, the team has the Talisman, a mysterious object with fantastic powers that dates back to when Transformers first visited the Earth. Now they just need to figure out why their enemies want it so badly! It’s a jam-packed action-adventure that’s full of twists, turns and a little bit of time-travel as our heroes make powerful allies from the past in hopes of saving their present! Featuring the talents of Hasbro-expert writer, John Barber, who artfully weaves the backstory of the entire universe closer and introduces fan-favorite characters and stories to a much larger audience! Also featuring the talents of master artists like Fico OssioGuido GuidiAgnes Garbowska, and Ron Joseph! Bridging the gap between the first major Hasbro event, Revolution, and the newest crossover, First Strike!

Collects issues #5–8.

  • Revolutionaries, Vol. 2: Power and Glory
    John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio, Ron Joseph, Agnes Garboska, & Guido Guidi (a) • Pierre Droal (c)
    TPB • FC • $15.99 • 96 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-015-4

You can check out the full preview by reading more below. Will you be adding this new TPB to your collection? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Vintage Television Toy Commercials

There might not be Saturday morning G.I.Joe cartoons currently on TV, but we can still enjoy some throwback G.I.Joe toy commercials! Check out this nearly 10 minute long block of vintage awesomeness, courtesy of 8thmandvd.com YouTube Channel

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Paramount Pictures & Hasbro to Produce and Distribute Live Action and Animated Content

By way of Business Wire comes word of an exciting press release from Paramount Pictures and Hasbro, noting that they’ll work in unison to produce and distribute live action and animated content under a five year exclusive relationship. Check out the details below: 

HOLLYWOOD–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Paramount Pictures and Hasbro, Inc. today announced that they will be teaming up to produce and distribute content based on Hasbro brands, as well as original stories. The two companies will collaborate on live action and animated films, with Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation playing an active role alongside Paramount Pictures in development and production.

This announcement expands upon an existing relationship between the two companies. Hasbro and Paramount have partnered on five Transformers movies to date, as well as two G.I. Joe films, and the first Transformers spinoff, Bumblebee, is slated for December 2018.

Are you excited about this news and what the future might hold? Read on to view the full press releases, then sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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IDW Publishing G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 245 Preview

By way of Comic Crusaders comes a preview of G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #245 from IDW Publishing

As the war for hearts and minds continues to rage between G.I. Joe and Cobra on multiple fronts, shocking events are in the works that will change lives on both sides of the battle lines forever!

This issue will be out tomorrow, Wednesday, November 1st. You can check out the preview by reading more below. Will you be adding ARAH 245 to your must read pile? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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Hasbro Announces Dates for 2019 HASCON Event

Today via the Hasbro Newsroom came official word on the dates for the next Hasbro HasCon event. Scheduled for 2019, the event will take place in Providence, RI, September 8 – 9, 2019. From Hasbro – 

Hasbro hosted its inaugural HASCON event this past September, offering families and fans of all ages a completely new way to experience its brands, and a behind-the-scenes pass to the world of Hasbro. The event featured three days of hands-on brand experiences, meet-and-greets, sneak peeks, concerts, exclusive reveals, star-studded panels and fan-centric surprises.

“We couldn’t be happier with the feedback we’ve received from our inaugural HASCON event,” said John Frascotti, president, Hasbro, Inc. “We’re looking forward to once again delivering immersive entertainment experiences around our brands for fans and families in 2019.”

The 2017 event featured dozens of meet-and-greet opportunities with celebrities, athletes and influencers, including Mark Wahlberg, Stan Lee, David Ortiz, James White, Dude Perfect, Maddie Ziegler, James Gunn, Zach King, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, and Isabela Moner, among others. Concerts by Flo Rida and Daya were included with the purchase of a general admission HASCON ticket. Guests were also invited to audition for a Hasbro video, and to select a toy or game to donate to the Marine Toys for Tots for children impacted by recent hurricanes.

More details about the 2019 HASCON event, including information about ticket packages, will be posted on http://hascon.hasbro.com.

We’ll bring you more details as they become available. Are you excited for HASCON 2019? Share your thoughts with us on the Cobra Island Forums

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GIJoeCon 2018 Secondary Hotel and Figure Subscription Service 6 and 7 Info

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has shared word on a couple of different fronts, so let’s get right to it! 

  • First up, by popular demand, a second hotel location has been added for convention attendees at the Staybridge Suites Downtown Chattanooga. Please call this hotel directly at 423-267-0900, or through the Central Reservations System at 800-238-8000. The Staybridge rate is $154 for two doubles and it’s about a block further from the convention site than the Marriott. Convention info will be released in early January 2018, with registration starting in Mid-January

Next up, the Club has sent out an e-mail communication to members regarding FSS 6 & 7: 

  • FSS 6.0 has landed on the west coast.  The Club expects the shipment to arrive at their warehouse in the next 10 days or so. In the meanwhile, if you’ve moved since Summer 2016, make sure to update your shipping address. 
  • FSS 7.0 figure previews & order period will start next week and end December 4, 2017. According to the Club, we’ll all be very excited about the upcoming figures. Figure Subscription Service7.0 is slated to start shipping in Spring 2018, just after FSS 6.0 concludes. 

What’s your take on this latest grouping of updates from the GIJCC? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums by visiting our Official JoeCon2018 Discussion and G.I.Joe Collectors Club FSS 6 & 7 Discussion Threads! 

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John Royle G.I.Joe Cover Sneak Peek Featuring Cover Girl and Stalker

Mr. John Royle treated followers of his Instagram account to a fantastic sneak peek of a new G.I. Joe cover featuring Cover Girl and Stalker, up against Cobra H.I.S.S. Tanks! A few teasers of this piece have been shared over the month, leading up to these beautiful piece of artwork shown here. 

John notes that he thought for this G.I.Joe cover he’d go simple for a change and do a large Cover Girl shot with simple background; He loves drawing them so much that he got lost in the fun of it and it didn’t turn out that way! 😂

We can’t wait to see the full color version of this killer piece of G.I.Joe artwork! What are your thoughts in this piece? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums!

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