Blood For The Baron Action Force – Palitoy Collectors Guide Kickstarter Campaign Update

We’re almost at the half way point for the BFTB Kickstarter campaign and with 17 days left to go, the campaign is just under 50% funded! With your pledge, we can help push this project over in to the funded column! 

 The BFTB Guidebook project was a smash hit, popular among Action Force and GI Joe fans alike. Featuring 300 full-color pages, over 2000 new photographs and every known fact about the Action Force range, this book is a must-have for collectors everywhere.

Please note that this is not a second edition or second printing of the books. You can pledge for: 

  • Action Force – Palitoy Collectors’ Guide
  • Action Force 30th Anniversary Special 
  • Action Force Palitoy Collectors’ Guide + Action Force 30th Anniversary Special

The campaign will be running for another 2 weeks give or take, so if you missed out on this awesome guidebook the first time around, now’s your chance to add it to your collection! Will you be getting in on the Action Force – Palitoy Collectors’ Guide Round 2 Kickstarter Campaign? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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3DJoes.com Presents Vintage 1987 Hasbro Toy Fair Catalog Images

Our good friend Carson from 3DJoes.com has shared another album containing image scans of Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogs! This week, we get to feast our eyes on the 1987 Hasbro Toy Fair Catalog!

Every year toy companies come together to show off their upcoming toys to toy retailers. They create catalogs for these retailers and oftentimes the toys shown in these catalogs are pre-production models. Collected for your viewing pleasure so far:

We’ve only shared a few images here to whet your appetite, so make sure to have a look at each Hasbro’s Toy Fair catalog (linked above) and leave your insights in the comments. These catalog images and your commentary will be added to 3DJoes.com! Carson will be rolling out a new catalog every Friday, showcasing a different year all the way through 1994, so make sure to keep it locked to the 3DJoes.com Facebook Page

What differences did you notice? What were some of your favorite images collected so far? Share your thoughts with us on the Cobra Island Forums!

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3DJoes Presents Joes Anatomy Stop Motion Video

A new episode of “Joe’s Anatomy” has been posted by 3DJoes.com to the 3DJoes.com Facebook page 

In this episode of Joes’ Anatomy, a squad of Joes rush to the infirmary of their secret underground headquarters to save one of their fallen comrades….

Joes' Anatomy

In this episode of Joes' Anatomy, a squad of Joes rush to the infirmary of their secret underground headquarters to save one of their fallen comrades….——–­——————————–Written, Produced, and Directed by Carson Mataxis & Joe GoldstonSet design and animation by Joe Goldston (http://toypalace.weebly.com/gi-joe-toys-for-sale.html)Sound design and editing by Carson Mataxis (http://www.3DJoes.com)Voices by:Jad BeanJoe GoldstonCarson MataxisJoy MataxisKevin SilvaGeoff Zeger——–­——————————–This film was shot with a Canon T2i using Dragonframe stop-motion capture software and a lot of patience. The set was constructed from scratch by Joe Goldston. Some props were constructed from scratch (like the vending machines), and the rest were purchased from the Marauder "Gun-Runners" (http://www.marauderinc.com/).——–­——————————–A BIG thank you to Hasbro and Larry Hama, for the countless G.I. Joe memories!Special Thanks toJulian ThompsonJad BeanKevin Silva

Posted by 3DJoes.com – dedicated to preserving the sculpt and package art of GIJoe on Monday, May 14, 2018

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Collecting the art of G.I.I.Joe Double Boxed Slipcase Now Shipping

What a great surprise from Carson & 3DJoes.com! Today via the 3DJoes Instagram Account, word was shared that the Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe (1982-1994) double boxed slipcase is shipping now as a free bonus to all Vol.5 & Vol. 6 Kickstarter backers and will also be available to attendees at GIJoeCon 2018

Carson’s generosity knows no bounds! On behalf of all of us here on CobraIsland.com, we salute 3DJoes.com and all that Carson does for our community! 

Did you get in on this campaign? If so, did you opt to have Volume 5 shipped, or did you holding off until Volume 6 is released? Get in on the conversation already in progress after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe 1982-1994 Third Edition Release Date Delivery Confirmed

For those of you that have pre-ordered Mark Bellomo’s The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe 1982-1994 Third Edition, you’ll be pleased to know that Amazon has sent out word advising that this title is now eligible for Release Date Delivery, with an estimated arrival date of October 30, 2018. 

Within the pages of this extraordinary guide you’ll find every domestic 3-3/4-inch G.I. Joe toy (accessory, action figure, playset and vehicle) produced by Hasbro from 1982-1994 – the entire vintage run of the celebrated line.

Thanks to the efforts of acclaimed toy expert Mark Bellomo, no other book gives you the depth of details about this revolutionary toy line like this exciting and innovative reference. You’ll also enjoy original art and Foreword from Larry Hama, author of the Marvel comic book series and the original G.I. Joe file cards.

The Ultimate Guide is armed with:

  • More than 1,300 color photographs
  • 500 figures and 200 vehicles and playsets
  • Rare Variations
  • Current market values

Whether you are a hard-core collector or simply reliving Wonder Year memories, you’ll be armed with the finest G.I. Joe book on the market. 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!

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Blood For The Baron Action Force – Palitoy Collectors Guide Kickstarter Campaign Now Live

BFTB has put together a new Kickstarter campaign for anyone who missed out on their previous event. The BFTB Guidebook project was a smash hit, popular among Action Force and GI Joe fans alike. Featuring 300 full-color pages, over 2000 new photographs and every known fact about the Action Force range, this book is a must-have for collectors everywhere.

Please note that this is not a second edition or second printing of the book. You can pledge for either: 

  • Action Force – Palitoy Collectors’ Guide
  • Action Force Palitoy Collectors’ Guide + Action Force 30th Anniversary Special

The campaign will be running for another 30 days, so if you missed out on this awesome guidebook the first time around, now’s your chance to add it to your collection! Will you be getting in on the Action Force – Palitoy Collectors’ Guide Round 2 Kickstarter Campaign? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Michael Mercy Presents Patreon Special Missions – G.I.Joe Tomahawk Review

Michael Mercy is back with an all Patreon Special Missions. In this new installment, Michael takes a look at the 1986 G.I.Joe Tomahawk! This beauty of an aircraft remains high on the list of fan favorites, even 30+ years after it’s release. Michael also compares the vintage Tomahawk alongside it’s Modern Era counterpart, the 2013 G.I.Joe Retaliation Eaglehawk. 

Since we know you love Michael’s reviews just us much as we do, you should consider heading over to Michael Mercy’s Patreon page! This is the go-to location if you want to support the channel, as well as receive rewards like:

  • early viewings of videos
  • choosing subjects for future reviews
  • sitting in on Cartoon Commentaries
  • or being interviewed by none other than Michael Mercy for the channel!

We’re talking about this review on the boards, so join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Cobra Island Flashback Friday – 1992 Hasbro UK Woolworths Exclusive G.I.Joe 3 Pack

For this edition of #FlashbackFriday, we’re taking a look at quite the rarity – a Hasbro UK Woolworths Exclusive G.I.Joe 3 Pack. Thanks to Mr. Gary Atkinson and by extension, the G.I.Joe Green Shirts Group on Facebook, we get to take a look at one of these incredible sets that was only available at Woolworths in the U.K. in 1992. There were 3 different packs available, with some fun artwork to boot! This particular offering included the G.I.Joe team members Bullhorn and Pathfinder alongside a Cobra Night Creeper. Check it out – 

What’s interesting is the set features unique art work; Note the absence of individual file cards on the back. Instead, the characters that were chosen to be included in each set can be seen on the reverse of the card back in action poses, alongside the promotional roster of other G.I.Joe and Cobra offerings available. Also fun to note is that on the front of the card, buyers are informed that if they buy 2 figures, they’ll get one free! All for the low, low price of  $6.98 british pounds, or $9.62 USD. 

We can’t thank Gary enough for providing us the opportunity to share this Oldskoolnostalgia Classic with you. What are your thoughts on this Woolworths Exclusive G.I.Joe 3 Pack? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Black Major Gold Night Viper Elite Review Gallery

We continue our Black Major review galleries on this #SundayFunday with a look at another recent release, the Gold Night Viper Elite!

This Regal Cobra Operative is one of many tasked with keeping the Cobra Imperial Procession safe at all costs. They take up vantage points sometimes weeks in advance, ensuring that no harm ever befalls the Commander or Senior Hierarchy. The Gold Night Viper Elite sports an all “Gold” Uniform with Black accents and includes his classic Visor, Night Vision Scope and Rifle. 

We’ve put together a gallery of nearly 30 images for your viewing pleasure, so make sure to check them out below. In the absence of 3 3/4 Joe product on the shelf, The Major continues to keep excitement alive and the fan base enthused with his 3 3/4 0-ring ARAH Style offerings! Share your thoughts on this troop builder with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Black Major Olive Drab Green Trooper and Officer Review Gallery

We continue our Black Major review galleries with a look back at a set of releases from 2016, the “Olive Drab Green” Cobra Trooper & Officer! 

This awesome pair of Cobra Operatives marks another worthwhile color scheme applied to this mold. The green makes these offering the perfect “Cobra Grunts” for your ranks. As with other Trooper figures, these boutique style offerings come with a handful of accessories, including a Machine Gun, Rifle, Back Pack & Figure Stand.

In the absence of 3 3/4 Joe product on the shelf, The Major continues to keep excitement alive and the fan base enthused with his 3 3/4 0-ring ARAH Style offerings! Read more below to check out our full gallery of this awesome Cobra troop builder, then join us on the Cobra Island Forums to share your thoughts with us! 

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