Assembly Required 2018 Date Revealed

Codename: Iowa have revealed the date for Assembly Required 2018.

The show will be on November 10th, 2018!

As we know from the Joes, it takes people of all stripes to form a team. At ASSEMBLY REQUIRED, hardcore collectors and casual fans unite to celebrate, debate and discuss the past, present and future of our favorite Real American Heroes. Join us as we continue to celebrate the legacy of G.I. Joe!

– Dioramas, displays and vendors to help build your collection
– Exciting exhibit and artifacts presented by Joe DeclassIfied
– Custom classes and workshop from Joe Customs
– Special kids “Recon mission” with prizes
– Official event merchandise and artwork
– Get your photo taken with the 234th Tigerhawks The Finest
– Custom contests for both kids and kids-at-heart
– Meet RON WAGNER, comics artist for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, The Punisher, Nth Man: The Ultimate Ninja, and more.
– Free to attend

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JoeCon Exclusive Figures Missing Paint Apps

A huge thank you to Ellen Sue Clarke of the awesome G.I. Joe Command Central Facebook Group for sharing some pictures from the G.I. Joe Convention of some quality control issues with some of the Exclusive Figures.

It appears that Major Bludd and the Laser Vipers are missing some paint applications. A sign posted on the convention room floor shows that replacements will be shipped out at a later date.

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Welcome To Marwen

A little off the beaten path today, but given the amount of love we have for all of our #JoePhotography and #ToyPhotography friends we thought it was an inspired share that might strike a chord with a lot of our Island family!!

Check out the trailer to Welcome To Marwen, starring Steve Carell, based on the life and work of artist and photographer Mark Hogancamp.

On April 8, 2000, Mark Hogancamp was attacked outside of a bar by five men who beat him nearly to death. After nine days in a coma and forty days in the hospital, Mark was discharged with brain damage that left him little memory of his previous life. Unable to afford therapy, Mark creates his own by building a 1/6-scale World War II-era Belgian town in his yard and populating it with dolls representing himself, his friends, and even his attackers.

How special is #ToyPhotography to you!? Post your favorite pics in our forum!

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Top Secret No More

Artist Netho Diaz and Editor Tom Waltz of IDW Publishing have revealed the long teased “Top Secret” comic.

It’s the introduction of Agent Helix to the A Real American Hero Universe.

From Netho Diaz:

I’m gonna do another GIJOE arc introducing Helix to ARAh universe in the first Dawn mission. Here’s the official solicitation and my Cover for the first BOMBASTIC issue!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Silent Option #1 (of 4)—Cover A: Netho Diaz—SPOTLIGHT
Larry Hama & Ryan Ferrier (w) • Netho Diaz & Kenneth Loh (a) • Netho Diaz (c)

“Silent Option,” Part 1 (of 4)! Following in the bloody footsteps of the smash-hit “Dawn of the Arashikage” story arc, living legend Larry Hama brings us the newest chapter in breakout character Dawn Moreno’s G.I. JOE journey—and her first (un)official mission as a JOE may very well be her last… and nobody will ever know. Because when Agent Helix is involved, the only option is the SILENT OPTION.

Bullet points:
• The return of breakout character Dawn Moreno (Snake Eyes) to the pages of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero!
• The introduction of Agent Helix to the G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero universe!
• Each over-sized issue includes the 20-page main story by the “Dawn of the Arashikage” superstar creative team of Larry Hama and Netho Diaz, plus a four-page backup “Codename: Helix” origin story by Ryan Ferrier (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero vs. The Six Million Dollar Man) and Kenneth Loh (Dead Rising: Road to Fortune, KISS).
• A great jumping on point for new readers!
• Self-contained canonical mini-series that takes place within the G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero continuity!
• Variant covers by Luca Pizzari and Mateus Santolouco!

Are you going to add this book to your collection? Let us know in the forums!

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Catch Wordburglar Thursday in Chattanooga Tennessee for JoeCon

Wordburglar the Rap Viper will be taking the stage at Improv Chattanooga in Chattanooga Tennessee at 10pm on Thursday Night.

If you’re at JoeCon this week, you can stop by and hear the Rap Viper yourself. Tickets are available right now!

You can talk about this in our forums here.

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Garden State Comic Fest VIP Exclusive Print #2

Garden State Comic Fest has posted an update showing their VIP Exclusive Print #2

Garden State Comic Fest is proud to show you VIP exclusive print #2 created by the extremely talented Buzz (Aldrin Aw) and colored by Bella Rachlin featuring Lady Jaye vs. Storm Sahdow (A great piece to have signed by Keone Young and Mary McDonald Lewis!
Every VIP pass holder will receive 1 of these awesome prints for free as well as the Angela McKendrick print and a third created by Greg Hildebrandt that we will be releasing soon.
The only way to get these incredible prints is to be a VIP (limited to 100)
If you have not bought your VIP Tickets yet don’t wait as we will be sold out very soon as always.
Get your tickets today at

You can discuss this in our forums here.

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JLW515 Customs Breaker

JLW515 Customs stopped by to show us another awesome custom in his G.I. Joe Revisited series for us to see on our forums.

This one is everybody’s favorite Radio Operator, Breaker.

The base of this figure is the green Dollar General Shipwreck. I love this figure as an army builder. I wanted him to have short sleeves, but the upper Shipwreck arms look odd if you just put bare arms with them. So, I took a Duke figure that is cast in a light green and Dremeled the rolled sleeve cuffs to fit the bottom of Shipwreck’s upper arms. The bare arms and gloves are from POC Jungle Duke (I think). The head is from Bench Press.

The main thing for me was to incorporate the vintage ARAH head set with this custom.

So, I glued a ARAH Breaker head set to a DG Duke helmet. I used a SW Endor Trooper backpack because I like the way it looks with the small antennae and such. I drilled a hole in the side and glued the small phone handset from Lowlight. Also added another black ammo pocket to the right leg.

I really need to take some “action photos” of my figures.

Comments and critiques appreciated.


You can check out the rest of the pictures and let JLW515 know what you think by visiting the thread on our forums here.

Don’t forget to check out all his customs on his blog G.I. Joe Revisited.

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“Kunoichi” Fan Film

Forum member skinny stopped by to let us know about a new video he worked on, featuring some familiar looking characters.

From skinny:

Victoria Lee, myself, and a whole bunch of stunt performers including Amanda “Kick it like Cass” put together this short film featuring a woman warrior.
Shot and edited by Chazz Menendez

You can go check out the video on YouTube and leave them your feedback and talk about it on our forums here.

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