Black Major Steel Brigade Review Gallery Roundup

Last week, we continued our coverage of the elusive Black Major and his latest release to the public. In the absence of 3 3/4 Joe product, some would even say that his line of unique custom reproduction figures are keeping excitement alive and it’s base enthused. 

The Steel Brigade trooper has always been one of the most sought after figures in the classic ARAH line. While some versions of the elusive mail away figure are easier to come by than others, they are all wonderful additions to a collection for those who were lucky enough to submit the mail away in their youth, or be fortunate to have that type of change in their toy budget. For the rest of us who love the character, that want to fill that gap in their collection or who just want to army build, we can call on the Major!

Some easily noticeable changes have been made to assist collectors from telling the difference with just a little bit of research and investigation. Among those are slightly different color pallets, minor changes in paint applications on torso, waist, and head, reversed arm rivets and of course the Black Major stamp. We’ve included a gallery of over 20 images of each of the latest Steel Brigade themed offerings below, but make sure to check out our individual reviews of – 

All figures showcased last week are currently available to the public via our good friend Kevin Melton, so if you’d like to add this figure to your collection, contact him on FaceBook, reach out to him on Instagram or just do some old fashioned shopping through his Ebay Store.

Thank you also to Joe Bailitz for an assist with some images of Vintage Steel Brigade for comparison! When you are done browsing the Gallery and Sending Kevin your requests hop on to the CobraIsland Forums and Sound Off! As always make sure to Follow Black Major on Instagram to keep tabs on all your Oring Troop Builder needs! Check out more Photos from this Review by reading more below and in our Google+ Gallery!

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Marauder Task Force Roleplaying Game Kickstarter Campaign Update

With only 2 weeks left to go, the new Marauder Task Force Roleplaying Game campaign on Kickstarter needs your help! The campaign is sitting just above 25% of it’s funding level, so if you’re planning on contributing, there’s no time like the present! 

To give you a bit of background, it’s a modern tactical combat roleplaying game where you can build your own character with Marauder “Gun-Runners” extensive line of customizable action figures. As you build your own figure using Marauder “Gun-Runners” wide assortment of modular accessories, your build choices determine your character’s options for attack and defense. In between missions, you can reconfigure your character’s build based on the type of operation with many different accessory options available on the Marauder “Gun-Runners” site. 

This project will produce the Marauder Task Force Roleplaying Game Corebook and one set of Weapon and Armor cards, which will include all the rules you need to play both modes of the game. The Corebook and the cards will include stats for all currently released Marauder accessories. Beyond this project, Marauder “Gun-Runners” will release stats for all future Marauder “Gun-Runners” accessory releases.

The game is run using the new Tactical RPG game system that is flexible, fast, and fun to play. Pledge levels include: 

  • Digital Backer – For $10 or more, you will get one PDF of the Marauder Task Force Roleplaying Game Corebook. No physical item add-ons will be allowed at this level. 
  • Just the Book & Cards – For $25 or more, you get one physical copy of the Marauder Task Force Roleplaying Game Corebook, a set of the Weapon & Armor cards, as well as the PDF copy of both. 
  • Book + Extras – $45 or more gets you all noted above; You will also get one Marauder Accessory Pack and the Game Accessories Pack. 
  • Retailer Pack – $100 or more gets you x6 of the MTF RPG Corebook and x6 WEapon & Armor Card sets. 
  • All In – For $120 or more, you get one physical copy of the Marauder Task Force Roleplaying Game Corebook as well as a PDF copy of the book; one Weapon and Armor Card Set and PDF of the set; one Marauder Arsenal Pack; and the Game Accessories Pack. You will also get one of each figure unlocked during this campaign.
    *If no new figures are unlocked during this campaign, Marauder GR will add 2 (TWO) fully geared up currently available Marauder Task Force figures to your reward package (OVER a $60 Value). NOTE: If this option is necessary, figure choice will be random and up to the discretion of Marauder GR.

Will you be getting in on the latest Marauder Task Force Kickstarter Campaign? Let us know after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Eagle Force HQ – SITREP on Eagle Force

The latest Eagle Force HQ update was shared shared today by our friends at The Drawn Word. We’ve mirrored the update for you below, so check it out then join us on the Forums for discussion already in progress! 

Here’s where we go from here…

A ton has been going on with Eagle Force lately. For those of you following, Bill at Fresh Monkey Fiction made the call to retool the Eagle Force Returns figures. This will add a few more months to the final delivery while the final figures are perfected, and I’m going to use the extra time to focus on more Cat stories, and extra Eagle Force goodies:

  • Eagle Force Legends: Those of you who ordered the second pack (Redwing) back in September, I finally got those out last week. The hang-up was that my metal card vendor was delayed more than usual. I had a Legends idea that will reward you, the die-hards. Every month, I’ll do a digital pack of Legends cards, which will have about three of the classic Eagle Forcers (or R.I.O.T.ers!). With enough designed and under our belt, we can then look to printing a limited edition pack. Also, I have about half a dozen of Pack #2, which has Redwing, the Blackbird design preview, and the Tannis Rand metal card. Email me if you want dibs on one! I’m selling them for $20, which includes shipping.
  • The Cat: Seize the Castle should go out to backers by mid-December! After I get through the semester here, I plan on starting the third Cat novella, Face the Night.
  • Eagle Force MEGA is still alive and well. I still hope to get that original card set done, and am waiting to time them for sometime next summer
  • Finally, I have a trading card checklist, designed at trading card size, and good for printing!

P.S.: I also reduced some of my earlier trading card sets for quick sale over the holidays. I also have a deal to send out loose cards. Check it out!

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Action Mice Reveal New Battlefield Equipment

Our friends at Action Mice have shared not one, but TWO new vehicle reveals! The Action Mice are ready for warfare with these two killer pieces of equipment. 

First up is the Action Mice Cheetah Attack Jeep, driven by Rush Hour. The Iron Weasels better watch out, or they’ll end up wishing they’d taken a different route! 

Next is the new Action Mice Troop Transport, the Stork! Flying in to the battle, the Stork delivers soldiers and equipment to the front line. 

We have separate images of each vehicle that you can see by reading more below. What are your thoughts on these latest vehicle reveals from Action Mice? Make sure to join us on the Cobra Island Forums to get in on the discussion already in progress! 

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Eagle Force: The Cat in Seize the Castle Kickstarter Project Update

Chris Irving from The Drawn Word has shared a new update on his latest Eagle Force Novela, The Cat in Seize the Castle! The update comes to us via Kickstarter, but we’ve mirrored the details below. Check it out – 

Hi, all!

The book is at the printer, after a few hiccups in the proofing stage. Among those, is that I needed to come up with a new cover image. 

 It has a Mr. Lucky look, which I’m digging. The entirety of the book, with the MEGA story, comes up to 80 pages. I hope to get them in the next two weeks. I’ll also be grading final papers, at the tail end of this busy, busy semester, and I hope to juggle them promptly!

Also, the metal cards for Eagle Force Legends #2 FINALLY made it in! I can’t apologize enough to those of you who ordered it: I was at the mercy of the metal card vendor’s clogged-up production queue (they’re a small shop who had a HUGE order to fill). Those go out by Monday!!!!

I’m taking the time in which Fresh Monkey will retool the action figures to think of new ways to do the Eagle Force goodies. Stay tuned for that.

That’s all!

Best, Chris

There you have it! Looks like a whole bunch of awesome will be on its way soon! Are you  excited to add Seize the Castle to your bookshelf? Join us for ongoing discussion on the Cobra Island Forums

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New Eagle Force Apparel By Visual Oxide

By way of the Eagle Force Returns Facebook Page comes word of new Eagle Force apparel by Visual Oxide. Their first shirt in the series has a large Eagle Force emblem on the front and can be yours in either Gold or Deep Heather. The shirt will run you $26 USD + S&H. 

Whether you’re joining the fight against world-wide injustice and tyranny or kicking back with friends, this emblem tee lets everyone know which side you’re on.

Printed on high quality Bella + Canvas 3001 T-shirts. These are durable, every day, jersey knit tees.

  • Unisex sizing
  • 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (heather colors contain polyester)
  • Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Side-seamed

You can order yours here: Eagle Force Emblem Tee Shirt by Visual Oxide. Will you be adding one or both to your wardrobe? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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Fresh Monkey Fiction Larry Hama Kickstarter Campaign Update – Scale Adjustment

Our friend Bill from Fresh Monkey Fiction sent out word via Kickstarter that the Larry Hama action figure will be delayed, as it will receive the same treatment as the upcoming Eagle Force Returns action figures and get a scale adjustment. I know I speak for many when I say that although delays are never fun, quality product is the goal; So in that respect, a delay is no worries at all. Here’s the scoop from the update:

Hey everyone

Designer Con was last weekend and we got to show the tooling for the Larry Hama figure as well as the proposed card art. We got some great feedback on the Larry figure and the Eagle Force Returns line. We have made the conclusion that the Larry figure is smaller than most fans would like, as you can see from this image. FYI Larry will not come with a holster.

So we have decided to redo the tooling in order to increase the size. The downside of this is that we will have to delay the shipping of the figure until the summer. We did not come to this decision lightly but feel this will make the figure better in the long run. We hope everyone understands and is willing to wait in order to make the figure better. 

Thanks again for the support everyone.


Sounds like this Summer is going to be chock full of awesome figures coming our way, so keep it locked on the Cobra Island Forums for more details as they’re released!

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Hell Screamerz Kickstarter Project Update: Pre-Orders Are Live!

Heads up! If you missed out on the Hell Screamerz Kickstarter campaign, the window of opportunity to add these awesome figures to your collection has just re-opened! 

The Hell Screamerz Pre-order phase of the event is now live! While that doesn’t really apply too much to those of you that already completed your pledge manager surveys, it DOES apply to anyone who is interested in the Pre-order exclusive Vet. Sgt. Rico Luther action figure.

Get’em while they’re HOT! Once you’re done shopping, come let us know what figures and accessories you grabbed on the Cobra Island Forums

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Eagle Force Returns Kickstarter Campaign Update – Retooling is a GO!

Our friends from Fresh Monkey Fiction shared word via Kickstarter that retooling of the Eagle Force Returns Action Figure line will begin. With that said, that will cause a bit of a delay in receiving our new toys, but hey, you can’t rush perfection! Here’s the scoop from the Campaign, where Bill provided a Q&A to questions received. The list is long, so make sure to read more below to check it out.   

I for one am thankful that Bill is going this route, as a delay is a small price to pay to ensure that we enjoy quality figures when the time comes. What are your thoughts on the subject? Share them with us on the Cobra Island Forums

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Animal Warriors of the Kingdom Preorder now available on BigBadToyStore

There’s now another avenue to get your Animal Warriors of the Kingdom fix from! BigBadToyStore has shared word that they have Animal Warriors of The Kingdom Wave 1 Set of 10 available for preorder! The set will run you $219.99 USD. Animal Warriors of The Kingdom Wave 1 will consist of Ape, Canine, and Feline warriors, including the series’ main protagonist the albino ape Pale and his vile nemesis Baron Kah Lee. Each figure features 17 points of articulation as well as weapon accessories. All the 1/18 scale figures are sculpted and colored to be faithful to the comic book source material while remaining highly detailed and having great crossover potential. Included are:

  • Pale figure – Includes Alternate head, Spear, Sword and Bow
  • Baron Kahlee figure – Includes Alternate head, Sword, Knife and Fist scepter
  • Atreiu figure – Includes Alternate head, Sword, Knife, Axe
  • Chunari Soldier figure – Includes Alternate head, Sword and Spear
  • Horrid Assassin figure – Includes Alternate head, Knife, Cleaver, Bow and 2 Sais
  • Captain Brutus figure – Includes Alternate head, Sword and Baton weapon
  • Toxious Figure – Includes 2 Alternate heads, Axe, Sword and Bow
  • Scraps figure – Includes Alternate head, Cleaver, Axe, Bow and 2 Claws
  • Cruelor figure – Includes Alternate head, Baton weapon and 2 Claws
  • Tiberius figure – Includes Sword and 2 Sais

We’ve included a gallery of AWOK wave 1 character images that you can check out by reading more below. Will you be adding this preorder to your pile of loot, or did you get in on the Kickstarter campaign? Come talk all things AWOK with us on the Cobra Island Forums!

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