JoeFest Toy & Comic Show Exclusive Dust Storm Figure Reveal

JoeFest Toy & Comic Show is extremely excited to share a rare 1/1 show exclusive by Swizzlesticks Customs!!! Don’t miss your chance to purchase this amazing piece for your collection April 21, 2018!

The JoeFest Toy & Comic Show, being held on April 21, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn in beautiful Augusta GA, will be the place to be so make sure to attend the show if you can! 

What are your thoughts in this 1/1 show exclusive? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Eagle Force Returns Designer Con Exclusive Eagle Island Prints Revealed

Here’s a dose of early morning awesome to start your day. The Eagle Force Returns Facebook Page has revealed a pair of stunning posters that will be available at DesignerCon 2017

Eagle Force Returns Eagle Island, by Ryan Pye, will be available at the show in November. There’s two versions to pick from: 

  • Eagle Island – Standard Edition
  • Eagle Island – Attack in Eagle Island

Both are limited runs of only 50 pieces each and are easily a must have for any Eagle Force fan! Will you be attending DesignerCon 2017? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Cobra Island Invades New York Comic Con 2017!

New York Comic Con 2017 was held this weekend and the forces of Cobra Island were in full force at the event! For those of you that may be unfamiliar with NYCC, New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s largest pop culture convention and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media, and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City.

Our Tele-Vipers in the field gathered intel on a large assortment of findings – From awesome collectibles like Dragon Ball Z and Star Wars from Tamashii Nations, to incredible comic books all over Artist Alley. Our Data-Vipers sent back files containing images of Mystery Science Theatre schwag, incredible cosplay..even AWESOME-O was there! We of course couldn’t leave without getting a sketch from the Godfather of G.I.Joe, Mr. Larry Hama!

We’ve collected a gallery of images from the event that you can feast your eyes on by reading more below. Want even more coverage from NYCC2017? Well then make sure to follow Cobra Island on Twitter, Cobra Island on Instagram, Cobra Island on G+ and of course, Cobra Island on Facebook!

Read more below to check out the gallery, then join us on the Cobra Island Forums for discussion already in progress! 

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2017 Convention Exclusive Funko Pop Chrome Destro Now Available At TRU!

The 2017 Fall Exclusive Funko Pop! Destro figure, sporting a full chrome mask, is now available at Toys’R’Us! Destro made his debut at NYCC 2017 and will be a must have for Funko Pop! and G.I.Joe collectors alike. Here’s the scoop from TRU: 

From your favorite action film, G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra, comes the Destro Pop! Vinyl Figure! The stylized Destro Pop! Vinyl Figure comes in a chrome complexion along with his hand gun in his right hand. Destro stands approximately 3.75 inches tall and comes in a window display box. The G.I. Joe Destro Pop! Vinyl Figure is also a Toys “R” Us exclusive!

Funko is a purveyor of pop culture and licensed-focused collectibles company located in Everett, WA. Funko currently holds hundreds of licenses and the rights to create tens of thousands of characters – one of the largest portfolios in the pop culture and collectibles industry. Funko’s Pop! Vinyl is the number one stylized vinyl collectible on the market, selling millions of figures to collectors around the world. Check out even more Funko products.

Will you be adding this Chromed out Destro POP figure to your collection? Let us know on the Cobra Island Forums

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Assembly Required – Des Moines, Iowa November 4, 2017

Codename: Iowa is proud to announce the 7th annual Iowa G.I. Joe and Action Force Convention, Assembly Required! The event will be held at the John and Mary PappaJohn Education Center in Des Moines on November 4th. Not only will you get to rub elbows with your fellow Joe fans, but there will be Cosplayers, Vendors, Activities & More! For all of you Customizers out there, get your paint brushes ready! Here are the official rules for the custom contest: 

  • 2 entries per category.
  • Voted on by attendees via ballot.
  • Winning entries receive swank trophy and sweet, sweet prizes.

Categories include:

  • FIGURES
  • VEHICLES
  • KIDS (13 and under figure, vehicle, kre-o)

Please note – Entries need to be Joe related or made from Joe parts.

In addition, as part of Codename: Iowa‘s continuing mission to engage new generations with the property, they’ll have a kids custom station, where kids can create their very own vintage style custom figure that they get to take home with them!

Promotion for the event is in full swing, with a collection of minimalist and Action Force style banners that we’ve collected below. Will you be attending this year’s event? Let us know on the Cobra Island Forums

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2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet Spotlight – JoeRepro.com

Our last Spotlight from the 2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet focuses on another Vendor in attendance, JoeRepro.com! JoeRepro specializes in HANDMADE G.I. Joe Reproductions. No worries, all of their items are marked as a reproduction and are for display purposes only. While in attendance at the show, Chris from JoeRepro was crafting show exclusive boxes that were available to anyone that purchased the show exclusive Alley Viper! We’ll be bringing you more pictorial reviews over the next week, including the JoeRepro.com exclusive Night Force Steel Brigade figure and the amazing Cobra Stage Backdrop! 

We’ve gathered a gallery of images of his booth for your viewing enjoyment, but make sure to hit the JoeRepro site to check out his wide selection of – 

JoeRepro also does commission work, so if you don’t see it listed, make sure to contact JoeRepros directly! Read on to view images of the JoeRepro.com booth from the 2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet, then join us on the Cobra Island Forums for discussion already in progress! 

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2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet Spotlight – Dreadnok Dread Dioramas

In attendance at the 2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet was The Dreaded Cuban, Dreadnok Dread! If you’re not familiar with Dread’s work, well then you’re in for a treat. Dreadnok Dread specializes in dioramas, customs, kitbashes, molds,casting, clothing and more. You can check out two pieces of his work in our Show Exclusive Black Major Urban Assault Trooper review, where we utilized his awesome Urban Cobra Backdrop and 1:18th scale Barricade. There were many different backdrops to choose from, along side Barricades in Clean, damaged or tagged looks. 

Not only does he has Diorama items for sale, but he also offers a full assortment of hats, tee shirts and other schwag for the sophisticated G.I.Joe fan. 

Make sure to go follow DreadnokDread on Instagram and pick up some of his awesome dio pieces for your collection! You can join us for more discussion related to the 2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet right here on the Cobra Island Forums

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2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet Spotlight – Show Exclusive Black Major Urban Assault Trooper

Although it was the first time the Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet was held, our good friend Albert came out of the gate swinging, offering a show exclusive figure!

Show attendees had the opportunity to take home a Black Major Exclusive Urban Assault Trooper. This vintage style Alley Viper, in a vibrant Cobra Blue and Red with Black and Silver highlights, was an instant hit. For those of you familiar with Black Major’s figures, then you know the quality associated with this release. The figure includes all of his iconic gear – 

  • Face Mask
  • Weapon
  • Backpack with removable Hook
  • Shield

As if the Exclusive wasn’t cool enough, Albert enlisted the help of JoeRepro.com who made an Exclusive Box for the figure that even had show exclusive branding! How cool is that? We took it up a notch and included some of the amazing Diorama pieces that Dreadnok Dread had on hand for the pictorial, but you’ll have to buy those separately. 😉 

Read on to check out a full gallery of the 2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet Exclusive Urban Assault Trooper, then join us for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet Up Post Show Wrap Up

The 2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet Up has come and gone. For being the first, it was definitely awesome! The event was held at The Uncanny Comic Shop in Clermont, FL. If you’re ever in the area, make sure to stop by as the shop staff is amazing. They welcomed a bunch of G.I.Joe geeks with open arms and made us all feel right at home. 

There was a great turn out, with all sorts of awesome vendors on hand like Aaron Gildea, Irving Santiago of UltraCon, Dreadnok Dread , JoeRepro.com and S&C Hobbies, just to name just a few. Alongside the vendors, there was of course everything you’d find in a Comic Shop, so there was something for everyone. It was great to see so many kids too, as we all have to do our part to get the next generation hooked on our beloved modern army action figures. 

The Dirty South Meet even had its own exclusive figure, a Black Major Urban Assault Trooper in Vibrant Red & Blue, with black and silver highlights. JoeRepro.com made  custom box for the figure, with branding from the event. There was so much awesome to digest, that we’re going to highlight different aspects in individual posts, so stay tuned for more from the show, including updates throughout the week. We’ll have reviews of the Black Major Exclusive White & Red Alley Viper, the Joe Repro Exclusive Night Force Steel Brigade figure and rounding things out with a review of one of the amazing backdrops offered by JoeRepro! 

The end of the show brought a raffle with awesome prizes – 1st place took home a Convention Exclusive Missile Command Playset, 2nd place snagged a Black Major Exclusive Starduster and 3rd Place, which was won by our own MegsTriggerMan, was a pair of killer Night Force Steel Brigade Iron On Patches! The best part? No, not the prizes – All proceeds from the raffle are going to help relief efforts in Puerto Rico. That’s how awesome Albert and the folks at The Uncanny Comic Shop are, so again, if you’re in the area, make sure to stop by! 

Now, when I tell you that all in attendance had a good time, it’s an understatement. A heartfelt congratulations from all of here on Cobra Island goes to Mr. Albert Torres! Albert went out of his way to make this event a special one and by the looks on everyone’s faces, I can tell you without a doubt that we’re ready for the next! 

Read on to see general shots from the event and stay tuned for more pictorial coverage from the show! You can join in on the discussion already in progress here on the Cobra Island Forums

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REMINDER – Dirty South G.I.Joe Mini Show This Coming Saturday, September 30th

Don’t forget, the Dirty South G.I.Joe Mini Show will be taking place at The Uncanny Comic Shop this coming Saturday, September 30th in Clermont, Florida! Come out and enjoy a day of G.I.JOE with some of the best Joe vendors and collectors in the region! This event will bring the best G.I.JOE collectible products and creations, plus there will be cosplayers, collectible vendors, and artists!

How much is the entry fee, you ask? The show will be accepting donations of canned food and/or money to support local charities; Namely the relief efforts in Puerto Rico. $5 Donations will receive a raffle ticket with prizes to be announced as we get closer to the event. Last time the Dirty South Mini Show raised over 400 pounds of canned food for Angels of Mercy! Let’s see if we can beat that and help our community! We hope to see you out here for this first of it’s kind event! COBRAAAAA!!!

Are you heading to the show? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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