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Our friends from Just Another G.I.Joe Show stopped by to give us the heads up that the G.I.Joe Collectors Club Heartwrencher and Dreadnok Stinger 4×4 are now available for pre-order! Here’s the scoop from the Club –
2018 GI Joe 3 3/4″ Club Exclusive Vehicle with Figure Set: Dreadnok Ground Assault 4-WD Vehicle w/ Dreadnok Mechanic Heartwrencher Figure
The Dreadnoks use this specially designed armored strike vehicle to clear a path for their raids on military installations. It features two opening gull-wing doors and four ground-to-air rockets.
Heartwrencher is one of the few women to become a member of the Dreadnok’s gang. This former mechanic and chop shop operator has an appropriate nickname, since she is often seen wielding a large wrench as a combat weapon. When she’s behind the wheel of the Dreadnok Ground Assault 4-WD vehicle, the G.I. Joe team better clear the skies, because her ground-to-air rockets are going to bring the BOOM!
FINAL PRODUCT MAY VARY FROM THE IMAGES SHOWN HERE.
Order is billed at the time the order is placed.
THIS ITEM HAS TO BE ORDERED BY ITSELF IT CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER ITEMS OR ORDERS. Delivery roughly March/April 2018.
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Will you be adding the Dreadnok Stinger and Heartwrencher to your modern era G.I.Joe collection? Join us for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!
Some of our members have chimed in with their choices for Top 10. What’s yours? Were you a fan of new updates to classic figures, or did you like the brand new characters? Let us know either on the forums or on Facebook!
You can view our members responses on the forums here.
It’s done! We did it! With your help 3D Joes will be able to complete the mission of documenting every piece of G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero painted art released from 1982-1994 in the United States!
So now that Volumes five, six and the slip cover have been funded, what’s next? The money raised above goal will go to two places:
- Volume 6 (1993-1994) needs more great art, and it won’t be cheap! (more on that below)
- Volume 3 (1986-1987) will be reprinted to fill all Kickstarter orders and keep these books in print for G.I.Joe fans both old and new
Carson shared a full breakdown that you can read after the break below. Included in the breakdown are details on what volume 6 will include and fans are gonna love it! There will be 20 pages of unreleased and international art in Volume 6. We realize this will only be a drop in the bucket relative to all of the art created around the world to support our favorite toy line, but it will be an interesting cross-sectional survey and hopefully it will inspire some of you to collect international Joes. To give you an idea of what we’ll see, check out this out –
Make sure to get your pledge in for Collecting the art of G.I. Joe: Volumes 5 and 6 (1990-1994) and add these amazing new offerings to your G.I.Joe Library. Get in on the discussion already in progress right here on the Cobra Island Forums!
3DJoes shared word yesterday that Collecting the art of G.I.Joe Volume 5 (1990-1992) is now live on Kickstarter! It’s no surprise that volume 5 has already blown through it’s initial goal funding of $11K, so by pledging you’re already guaranteed a copy. The fun part? One of the stretch goals is for Volume 6 which will cover 1993 – 1994. To hit this goal, the campaign must reach $22K…but at $15K after just one day, things are looking very hopeful!
Thanks to Chad Hucal, 3DJoes is ready to go to press with Volume 5! Volume 1 featured 62 unique pieces of art, Volume 2 featured 95, Volume 3 featured 126, and Volume 4 featured 147. Volume 5 is bigger than ever, featuring 158 unique pieces of art and covering three years of material!
The cover will once again be card stock with an AccuFoil print, and the 80# pages will be saddle stitched, so the two page 11×16” spreads can lay flat and art will not be lost to the gutter! You’ll be glad to know the price hasn’t changed, we’re holding the line at $35 for the Accufoil Softcover. We’ve mirrored the tiers below, so make sure to read on to check them out.
Will you be getting in on Volume 5? Or will you be going in for both Volume 5 & 6 like we did? Join in on the discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!
Thanks to the folks at Just another G.I.Joe Show, we’ve got photos of the upcoming G.I.Joe Collectors Club Heartwrencher And Dreadnok Stinger 4×4!
What do you think of these beautiful pieces? Check out the G.I.Joe Collectors Club Heartwrencher And Dreadnok Stinger 4×4 discussion thread to let us know what you think!
Word has come in from our friends from 3D Joes have shared more exciting news regarding Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 5 (1990-1992). The next volume is almost ready for Kickstarter! From Carson –
Here’s some interesting history we’ve gleaned from the Hasbro tour, HasCon displays, and recently acquired artifacts. From 1982-1988 all explosion backgrounds were painted and horizontal lines drawn along with the figure. We even saw Tiger Force Duke on tour at Hasbro during HasCon and he’s fully repainted, including the tiger stripe background. In 1989, things changed. The Python Patrol and Slaughter’s Marauders backgrounds were added in a step separate from the painting (we saw the original Python CG painting with the 1985 CG explosion background on tour at Hasbro during HasCon).
The sub-line backgrounds (Python Patrol, Slaughter’s Marauders, Sonic Fighters, Eco Warriors, Super Sonic Fighters, DEF, Ninja Force, and Talking Battle Commanders) were all added separately in post. By now desktop publishing was readily available, so we can assume that step happened digitally, since the only painting artifacts we’ve seen are the figures themselves.
The horizontal lines for the main Joe line continued through 1992, but they were likely added in post beginning in 1990. From 1986-1989 the artist avoiding having the figures and vehicles overlap with the horizontal lines, but by 1990 that was no longer a challenge when adding them in post and thus happened much more frequently.
By 1993, all carded figures were painted without backgrounds, and those were added in post. These Kodak Ektachromes show the 1992 DEF figures and the 1990 Cobra Hurricane paintings without backgrounds.
We’ve mirrored the shared images below, Are you as excited as we are to add Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe Volume 5 to your collection? Will you be circling back to pick up previous volumes, or do you already own them all? Get in on the discussion on the Cobra Island Forums!
Heads Up! Now that the Kickstarter campaign for Rank & File volume 1.1 has wrapped up, Mr. James Kavanaugh Jr. has shared word via the R.A.H.C. Guide Facebook page that volume 2.1 is in the works and will happen early next year!
After a brief hiatus in 2006 that allowed the G.I. Joe brand to flourish in other areas, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero was reintroduced in a new stylistic direction that is still predominately used today! Not only did this reintroduction allow fans to revisit some of their most cherished icons within the G.I. Joe mythos, they were introduced to new characters that are now known and loved.
Rank & File Volume 2.1 is an update to the sophomore guide in a series that fully displays every G.I. Joe action figure produced, with a focus on offerings from “The Rise of Cobra” and “The Pursuit of Cobra” lines.
Don’t forget, you can pick up volume 3 and the original R.A.H.C. Guide directly from Mr. James Kavanaugh Jr. via the R.A.H.C. Guide website! We’ll bring you more details as they’re released, but until then, are you excited for the Rank & File v2.1 Kickstarter campaign? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums!
It’s been an exciting day for our bookshelves! Early today via Facebook, Mr. Mark Bellomo shared word that his fan favorite book, The Ultimate Guide to G.I.Joe by Krause Publications has had a 3rd edition approved!
The 3rd edition touts a 32 page count increase over the 2nd edition, now covering all the awesome items discovered since, as well as restoring the index. This guide to the guts-and-glory of G.I. Joe identifies every figure with all its weapons and gear, every vehicle with all the easy-to-lose pieces and every accessory related to Hasbro’s stellar team of soldiers. Use The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe to expand your knowledge about Joe and the team, or Cobra and his cronies, and to identify and assess the value of any of the series 350 action figures and 240 vehicles and accessories.
Best part? It’ll be printed in hardcover. I’ll let Mark’s words describe it, as I couldn’t possibly put it any better:
This one’s gonna be a THUNKER. (I like to believe that the onomatopoeic sound a heavy book makes when it’s dropped onto a coffee table = ‘thunk’).
Will you be adding the 3rd edition of Mark Bellomo’s The Ultimate Guide to G.I.Joe to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Usually vehicles and playsets received product photos to show off the play features… but not the Hammerhead! The Hammerhead received a huge inset painting with fun details such as S.A.W.-Viper, the fiercest of the Cobras, manning his underwater craft without scuba gear.
Our friends from 3DJoes.com are excited to note that volume 5 is picking up steam; Carson & Company have finished collecting, documenting, and restoring every retail figure, vehicle and playset from 1990-1992, so next up is book layout and restoration of the last several peripheral pieces and then they’re ready to Kickstart!
If you haven’t already, make sure to prep for volume 5 by picking up volumes 1 through 4:
- Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 (1982–1983) accufoil softcover (8″x11″)
- Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 2 (1984–1985) accufoil softcover (8″x11″)
- Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 3 (1986–1987) accufoil softcover (8″x11″)
- Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 4 (1988–1989) accufoil softcover (8″x11″)
Or get the complete Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volumes 1–4 (1982–1989) series and save $10 off the cover price! Are you as excited as we are to add Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe Volume 5 to your collection? Will you be circling back to pick up previous volumes, or do you already own them all? Get in on the discussion on the Cobra Island Forums!