Our good friend Phweep has been hitting home run after home run and his latest piece is no different! Via Phweep’s G.I.Joe Custom Gallery comes this absolutely amazing Female Nemesis Enforcer! This is another fantastic “what if” piece from Phweep. We’ve collected a gallery of images for you to feast your eyes on, so check’em out –
She’d make a welcome addition to any Cobra-La collection! If you’d like to add her to yours, make sure to reach out to Phweep’s GI Joe Custom Gallery on Facebook! What are your thoughts on this custom female Nemesis Enforcer? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Here’s an awesome set of customs making the rounds the ‘net, and rightfully so! From Just Ian Customs comes this amazing set of customs based on the Pyramid of Darkness story arc from G.I.Joe A Real American Hero.
In Pyramid of Darkness, our heroes Snake Eyes and Shipwreck, accompanied by their faithful companions Timber & Polly, find themselves in the thick of Cobra Country with no way out. Enter Satin, a performer who just might have a way to get them to safety…well, if their up to it, that is.
Ian has done an incredible job capturing the likeness in each of these custom creations, as the entire set looks like it just jumped off of the screen. What are your thoughts on Ian’s Satin and her Dolls from The Pyramid of Darkness? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Check out this amazing custom Modern Era rendition of the G.I.Joe Ranger, Stalker by Oreobuilder Customs! Here’s the scoop from OB:
I never had Stalker when I was a kid. None of my friends had the figure either, and he did not figure prominently in any of the few early Marvel issues that I had (5, 11, 12 and 24) so my only early knowledge of the character was through the Sunbow series and the catalogs. As such, when I was collecting and playing with Joes in the early years, Stalker did not really register on my radar. Later, when I was a bit older and just getting out of Joes, I received a copy of Special Missions 17 for Halloween. In the issue, Stalker leads a small team of Joes on a raid of a corporate building. It was only when I started collecting as an adult and I read the whole Marvel run that I developed an appreciation for the character.
For my custom, I stuck close to my established recipe for the other OG13. The Marauder MTF head oozes Stalker in my opinion. The colors match the vintage version as closely as possible as well.
Head, hands, beret: Marauder MTF
Torso: Paris Pursuit Snake Eyes
Arms, legs: DG Duke
Web gear: 25th Snake Eyes
Weapon: Vintage Stalker
Collar: POC Steel Brigade
What’s your take on OB’s vision of Stalker? Pretty flawless if you ask me! Sound off on this custom after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Check out this incredible modern era take on the G.I.Joe Samurai, Budo by Stronox Customs! This brilliant update of the classic character is one that I’m sure many would love to add to their collection.
From Stronox: An updated verison of my original design from years ago…This version blends elements of the traditional samurai with the modern soldier. Very pleased with how he came out! If you are interested in owning this piece, he is available now on eBay by following the link above. As always, thanks for having a look at my work!
This modern era rendition does a fantastic job at capturing the character’s essence.What are your thoughts on this custom G.I.Joe Budo from Stronox Customs? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Good Morning Cobra Island! After a brief hiatus for our Tele-Vipers, we’re back with more awesomeness to share with you! To start things off, Phweep’s G.I.Joe Custom Gallery has shared another Femme Fatale; This time, we get to feast our eyes on the heroic G.I.Joe Steadi-Cam Machine Gunner, Repeater! This is another fantastic “what if” piece from Phweep and we’re beyond excited to share her with you!
She’d make a welcome addition to any G.I.Joe collection! If you’d like to add her to yours, make sure to reach out to Phweep’s GI Joe Custom Gallery on Facebook! What are your thoughts on this custom female Repeater? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
We figured why not start of Friday with an assortment of awesomeness from Phweep’s G.I.Joe Customs Gallery! Phweep has been hard at work creating a series of “Gender Bender” cross over figures and we’re excited to share this next batch with you!
First up, we take a look at this Custom Modern Era G.I.Joe Reservist, Big Lob!
Next is the G.I.Joe Physical Training Instructor, a Custom Modern Era Fridge!
Up next is the G.I.Joe Heavy Machine Gunner, Roadblock!
Wrapping up the assortment is this Custom Modern Era G.I.Joe Survivalist, Outback!
Aren’t they phenomenal? Any one of these Femme Fatales would make a welcome addition to your G.I.Joe collection! If you’d like to add any or all of these awesome Laides to yours, make sure to reach out to Phweep’s GI Joe Custom Gallery on Facebook! What are your thoughts on these awesome custom creations? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Phweep’s G.I.Joe Custom Gallery has shared another Femme Fatale; This time, we get to feast our eyes on the evil Iron Grenadiers Anti-Armor Specialist, Metal-Head! This is another fantastic “what if” piece from Phweep and we’re beyond excited to share her with you!
Isn’t she fantastic? She’d make a welcome addition to any IG collection! If you’d like to add her to yours, make sure to reach out to Phweep’s GI Joe Custom Gallery on Facebook! What are your thoughts on this custom female Metal-Head? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Oreobuilder has shared some exciting news: He’s hit his 1,000th Custom, a Modern Era take on Short-Fuze! From OB:
Well, this is it, my 1000th custom. It may not look like much, but since Short-Fuze was my first Joe figure that I got as a kid, I thought it would be an appropriate choice.
My first GI Joe figure was straight-arm Short-Fuze. I still remember buying him at Zayre’s department store in May 1983. My mother and grandmother brought my sister and I on a shopping trip across the border in the US. I was 6 at the time. We had spent the day going in and out of various stores and I remember buying (More accurately, my grandmother probably bought for me) some green army men figures and vehicles. Our visit to Zayre’s was our last stop before heading home. When I walked into the toy aisle, I remember vividly a complete end-cap filled with GI Joe figures. All the original 1982 line was there: Stalker, Grunt, Flash, Zap, etc. I spent what seemed like an eternity searching through the pegs to see all the figures. Since we needed to leave, I picked Short-Fuze since he had a visor and what seemed like a cool accessory and we were off.
Over the next few days, Short-Fuze got a lot of play. He fought against Darth Vader and the evil Empire. He drove the Adventure People’s Rescue Truck and Helicopter. He became friends with Luke Skywalker (before and unfortunate accident deprived Luke of his head). Fortunately, that Fall, I received some cash for my birthday and I was determined to add some more GI Joes to my collection. Lots more Joes followed and the rest is history.
The 25th anniversary version was lackluster in my opinion. It was fine for the time, but can be improved upon now. For my custom, I used his toy look as a reference for my custom rather than giving him his glasses like the comic. I have no memories of him from the comic. For me, Short-Fuze does not wear glasses simply because that is how I knew him growing up.
Torso: Paris Pursuit Snake Eyes
Head, arms, legs, web gear: DG Duke
Weapon: Vintage Short-Fuze
Helmet, visor: Vintage Battle Gear
Backpack: POC Steel Brigade
Collar: POC Steel Brigade
On behalf of all of us here at CobraIsland.com, we salute and congratulate OB on his 1,000th creation! Here’s to 1,000 more! What are your thoughts on Short Fuze? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Phweep’s G.I.Joe Custom Gallery has shared another Femme Fatale; This time, we get to feast our eyes on the evil Cobra Ninja, Storm Shadow! This is another fantastic “what if” piece from Phweep and we’re beyond excited to share her with you!
Oreobuilder is counting down to his 1,000th Custom and has shared #997, his Custom Modern Era G.I.Joe Barbecue! From OB:
I remember seeing Barbecue for the first time in the old Marvel comic issue 41. It was one of a handful of issues that I had as a kid. It is still one of my favorites. In it, the Joes attack Cobra Island to kick Cobra out before it gets recognized as sovereign territory. Barbecue plays a small but memorable (at least to a kid) role. He uses his fireman’s axe to smash the glass canopy on a HISS tank and take out the driver.
For my custom, I knew I needed to re-use the 25th torso and accessories, but looked at surrounding it with better parts. I kept the upper arms as they are well detailed, have good articulation (with a little trimming) and have the logo on the shoulder that I wanted to keep. After that, I tried to pick modern parts that had similar characteristics to achieve the vintage look. I went back and forth for the head. And finally settled on dremeling the vintage one. I have never been satisfied with the 25th version. Finally, I have a version of Barbecue that reflects the vintage version well and is not a Snow Job repaint.