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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“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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Paramount Pictures Places Snake Eyes Spinoff Movie Into Development

Big News for the G.I.Joe World – The Hollywood Reporter has shared word that Snake Eyes, the Ninja Commando from G.I.Joe, is set to get his own Spinoff movie! 

From THR: 

Paramount Pictures has thrown a Joe spinoff movie featuring the commando into development, with Evan Spiliotopoulos, the writer of Beauty and the Beast and The Huntsman: Winter’s War, in talks to pen the script. Brian Goldner is among those producing the feature based on the Hasbro toyline. Snake Eyes is the silent ninja commando that first appeared in the 1980s as part of Hasbro and Marvel Comics’ relaunch of the toyline, dubbed G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.

Are you excited for this proposed Snake Eyes movie? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Dwayne The Rock Johnson may reprise the role of Roadblock in the upcoming G.I. Joe: Ever Vigilant

According to a story on ComicBookMovie.com, it seems Paramount Pictures is very interested in having Dwayne Johnson reprise his role of “Roadblock” in the newly titled 3rd G.I. Joe Movie “Ever Vigilant.” 

Word was that G.I.Joe 3 was going to be a reboot, but if this news pans out, it looks like things may have changed behind the scenes a bit. We’ll keep you posted as more details are received, but for now, join us on the Cobra Island Forums for discussion already in progress. 

Special Thanks to our own wnbr for the heads up! 

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Plastic Crack – A new Documentary Series from Mondo Panda Studios Launches Official Trailer

Heads up, Cobra Island! The team from Mondo Panda Studios have shared word that the official trailer for Plastic Crack is now available for your viewing pleasure! Plastic Crack is a documentary series that talks to the creators of the most popular toy lines ever made, and follows some of the world’s most influential toy collectors as they search for the true meaning of what many would call an “addiction”. Check out the trailer below – 

OFFICIAL TRAILER #1

OFFICIAL TRAILER! 🙂 Are you a #plasticcrackaddict ? 🙂 🙂 (We are!!)Music by Attribution – Kevin McLeod Incompetech com

Posted by Plastic Crack Documentary on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

You’ll see lots of familiar faces, like Irving Santiago, Albert Torres and Tony Lin and so many more! This Docuseries is going to be all sorts of awesome, so make sure to follow the Plastic Crack Facebook Page for more. We’re talking about the series here on the Cobra Island Forums, so join us after the break to get in on the discussion! 

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Plastic Crack – A new Documentary Series from Mondo Panda Studios

Heads up, Cobra Island! There’s a new Docu-series coming out on June 1st called Plastic Crack that you’re definitely going to want to check out!

From Mondo Panda Studios, Plastic Crack is a documentary series that talks to the creators of the most popular toy lines ever made, and follows some of the world’s most influential toy collectors as they search for the true meaning of what many would call an “addiction”. Check out this promo courtesy of the Plastic Crack Facebook Page below – 

A little teaser for your viewing pleasure "The Foreign bug bite"#plasticcrack #documentary #toys #gijoe #starwars #brazil #estrela #plastirama #hasbro #rubiplas #mattel #heman #mylittlepony #TMNT #cabbagepatchkids #transformers #toycollectorThe unauthorized reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal. Criminal copyright infringement, including infringement without monetary gain, is investigated by the FBI and is punishable by up to five years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000 – Film music score by attribution Kevin MacLeod Incomepetech com – Pictures courtesy of Amok Time Toys

Posted by Plastic Crack Documentary on Friday, April 6, 2018

 

You’ll see lots of familiar faces, like Irving Santiago, Albert Torres and Tony Lin and so many more! This Docuseries is going to be all sorts of awesome, so make sure to follow the Plastic Crack Facebook Page for more. We’re talking about the series here on the Cobra Island Forums, so join us after the break to get in on the discussion! Congrats to Karina Rosendo & Guillermo Olivo on what’s sure to be a hit! 

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G.I.JOE Stop-Motion Film Festival Trailer Now Available

Over the last couple of months, we’ve brought you word of the GI JOE FEST Stop Motion Film Festival. Today, Collider was given the opportunity to reveal the launch trailer for the event. We’ve mirrored it below for your viewing pleasure. Check it out – 

Make sure to read more below to get details on how to submit your entry, then join us on the Cobra Island Forums for discussion in progress! Don’t forget, the early bird submission cut-off date is May 26th!

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Reminder – G.I.JOE Stop-Motion Film Festival – May 26, 2018 Early Bird Deadline

Don’t forget, Islanders! The Early Bird Deadline for the GI JOE FEST Stop Motion Film Festival is May 26, 2018! Centered around the world of G.I.Joe, the GI JOE STOP MOTION FILM FESTIVAL is the world’s first festival dedicated to screening works by stop-motion artists who use GI Joe action figures (12 inch 3 ¾ inch sizes) as main characters or actors.

The Festival combines the excitement of world premiere short-films and fan tributes with the allure of Denver’s nightlife. GI JOE FEST highlights up and coming filmmakers, as well as masters of the craft and has already attracted award winning films in the past years. Independent in every sense, these films share the same willingness to challenge the conventions set for stop-motion.

We are a distribution vehicle for truly indie animators that distrust the commercial film festival circuit. We are a celebration of what is possible in independent stop-motion animated films. We have also completed several national tours at 8 major US cities and even traveled abroad to places like Singapore, Slovakia and Canada.
 
There are only TWO main rules for the Festival:
  1. Your film MUST be shot using stop-motion technique. Puppetry, wires and live action could also be used as long as it does not comprise 30% of the entire film.
  2. Your main character MUST be an official G.I. Joe action figure, created by Hasbro, Inc. or an Action Man figure, created by Palitoy. Other licensed figures are also accepted, like “Comandos em Acao” and “Falcon” (BRAZIL) or “Commandos Heroicos” (MEXICO). Other action figures, dolls and toys can be used for supporting roles.
 
So go grab that camera and get to work, Cobra Island Faithful! The Early Bird Deadline will be here before you know it! Want to discuss ideas, themes and other topics related to this project? Then join us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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G.I.JOE Stop-Motion Film Festival – Submissions Now Open

GI JOE FEST has shared word on an exciting Stop Motion Film Festival centered around the world of G.I.Joe! Check out the official press release below – 
 
The GI JOE STOP MOTION FILM FESTIVAL is the world’s first festival dedicated to screening works by stop-motion artists who use GI Joe action figures (12 inch 3 ¾ inch sizes) as main characters or actors. The Festival combines the excitement of world premiere short-films and fan tributes with the allure of Denver’s nightlife. GI JOE FEST highlights up and coming filmmakers, as well as masters of the craft and has already attracted award winning films in the past years. Independent in every sense, these films share the same willingness to challenge the conventions set for stop-motion.
 
We are a distribution vehicle for truly indie animators that distrust the commercial film festival circuit. We are a celebration of what is possible in independent stop-motion animated films. We have also completed several national tours at 8 major US cities and even traveled abroad to places like Singapore, Slovakia and Canada.
 
There are only TWO main rules for our Festival:
  1. Your film MUST be shot using stop-motion technique. Puppetry, wires and live action could also be used as long as it does not comprise 30% of the entire film.
  2. Your main character MUST be an official G.I. Joe action figure, created by Hasbro, Inc. or an Action Man figure, created by Palitoy. Other licensed figures are also accepted, like “Comandos em Acao” and “Falcon” (BRAZIL) or “Commandos Heroicos” (MEXICO). Other action figures, dolls and toys can be used for supporting roles.
 
So go grab that camera and get to work, Cobra Island Faithful! The Early Bird Deadline will be here before you know it! Want to discuss ideas, themes and other topics related to this project? Then join us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

Read moreG.I.JOE Stop-Motion Film Festival – Submissions Now Open

G.I.JOE Stop-Motion Film Festival – May 26, 2018 Early Bird Deadline

GI JOE FEST has shared word on an exciting Stop Motion Film Festival centered around the world of G.I.Joe! Check out the official press release below – 
 
The GI JOE STOP MOTION FILM FESTIVAL is the world’s first festival dedicated to screening works by stop-motion artists who use GI Joe action figures (12 inch 3 ¾ inch sizes) as main characters or actors. The Festival combines the excitement of world premiere short-films and fan tributes with the allure of Denver’s nightlife. GI JOE FEST highlights up and coming filmmakers, as well as masters of the craft and has already attracted award winning films in the past years. Independent in every sense, these films share the same willingness to challenge the conventions set for stop-motion.
 
We are a distribution vehicle for truly indie animators that distrust the commercial film festival circuit. We are a celebration of what is possible in independent stop-motion animated films. We have also completed several national tours at 8 major US cities and even traveled abroad to places like Singapore, Slovakia and Canada.
 
There are only TWO main rules for our Festival:
 
  1. Your film MUST be shot using stop-motion technique. Puppetry, wires and live action could also be used as long as it does not comprise 30% of the entire film.
  2. Your main character MUST be an official G.I. Joe action figure, created by Hasbro, Inc. or an Action Man figure, created by Palitoy. Other licensed figures are also accepted, like “Comandos em Acao” and “Falcon” (BRAZIL) or “Commandos Heroicos” (MEXICO). Other action figures, dolls and toys can be used for supporting roles.
 
So go grab that camera and get to work, Cobra Island Faithful! The Early Bird Deadline will be here before you know it! Want to discuss ideas, themes and other topics related to this project? Then join us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

Read moreG.I.JOE Stop-Motion Film Festival – May 26, 2018 Early Bird Deadline