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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IDW Publishing First Strike #6 Full Preview From Newsarama

The folks at Newsarama have shared the a 6 page preview IDW Publishing’s Cross Over Event, First Strike #6. Check it out –

Mairghread Scott & David Rodriguez (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Freddie E. Williams II (c)

War for the Core! Deep within Cybertron, the ultimate weapon to kill all Transformers is about to be activated! Meanwhile, Elita One plans to stop the weapon—by killing every human on Cybertron! Either way, looks like some species on Cybertron is going down unless Optimus Prime and Scarlett can save the day…

  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • The Hasbro comic book crossover event of 2017 is here!
  • The wild ride ends here! Who will live? Who will die? What will happen to Cybertron?
  • Expect both a satisfying conclusion and the start of a whole new era!
  • Variant covers by Jay Fosgitt, Davide Fabbri, and Leonardo Manco!

Read more below to check out the preview, then join us after the break to discuss First Strike #6 on the Cobra Island Forums

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IDW Publishing January 2018 G.I.Joe Solicitations

IDW Publishing has sent out word on their solicitations for January 2018. Included for G.I.Joe are 4 different offerings – 

  • G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero #248 – Cover A: Diaz / Cover B: Royle
  • G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero TP Volume 19
  • Scarlett’s Strike Force #2 – Cover A: Randolph / Cover B: Daniel
  • Transformers G. I. Joe: First Strike TP

Read more below to check out a cover and breakdown of each issue, then join us on the Cobra Island Forums to discuss IDW’s January 2018 G.I.Joe titles!

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TRANSFORMERS VS. G.I. JOE Exclusive Collection Now On Indiegogo!

By way of Indiegogo comes an amazing new collection of Transformers vs. G.I.Joe offerings from IDW Publishing! G.I. Joe & the Transformers clash in this exclusive IGG variant signed by artist Livio Ramondelli!

Your toybox comes alive in IDW Publishing’s TRANSFORMERS vs. G.I. JOE: First Strike! Featuring an incredible Indiegogo-exclusive signed cover from long-time Transformers artist Livio Ramondelli, and with add-ons ranging from rare enamel pins to gorgeous posters, this campaign is for every fan who saw recess as an opportunity to wage war between the Transformers and G.I. Joe!

See the Transformers and G.I. Joe like you’ve never seen them before! As Earth joins the intergalactic community, a massive explosion threatens the peace. Cobra is invading Cybertron, and only G.I. Joe and the Transformers can save the two worlds! In addition to Livio’s Indiegogo-exclusive cover, the campaign is offering sets of limited-edition variant covers, including an convention exclusive! For you completists, there’s bundles of all 10 stunning covers to add to your collection!

With 7 different tiers, there really is something for everyone. Read more below to see a full breakdown of what’s available in the campaign, then go get your contribution in! Once you’re done there, come join in on the discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums

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Eagle Force Returns Shattered Peace Page 18 Now Available

The latest page from the Eagle Force Returns Web Comic, Shattered Peace, is now available for your reading pleasure! 

Last week, Page 17 gave us our first look at ULTIMA THULE! He and Baron Von Chill II looks to be in a heated discussion about what the future will hold for their plans. 

Page 18 shows us that these aren’t the only individuals hiding the shadows, as they’ve been followed by none other than The Cat! 

Eagle Force Returns: “Shattered Peace” Page 18 was written by Justin Bell and illustrated by Ryan Lord. There’s a new page every Wednesday, so join on the Cobra Island Forums to discuss this and all things Eagle Force Returns! 

 

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Eagle Force Returns Shattered Peace Page 17 Now Available

The latest page from the Eagle Force Returns Web Comic, Shattered Peace, is now available for your reading pleasure! 

Last week, Page 16 began to shed light on our “White Suited Character” from page 15 that confronted a masked man who promises him a spot in the New World Order, regardless of how they get there. Could this be Thule? Perhaps another operative from R.I.O.T.? 

Page 17 gives us our answer – IT IS ULTIMA THULE! Oh, that white suited figure that he’s been conversing with? Baron Von Chill II! What are they discussing? Check out the latest page to find out! 

Eagle Force Returns: “Shattered Peace” Page 17 was written by Justin Bell and illustrated by Ryan Lord. There’s a new page every Wednesday, so join on the Cobra Island Forums to discuss this and all things Eagle Force Returns! 

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