Forgotten Figures – 1995 Sea Wolf

The great folks over at Forgotten Figures have posted a nice article detailing one particularly forgotten vehicle from 1995.

The vehicle in question is the Sea Wolf, an arctic repaint of the original 1984 G.I. Joe Whale Hovercraft.

It’s always amazing to see these ideas from Hasbro that never came to fruition, but when it’s something like this, it’s also quite frustrating, considering the place the Whale has in the hearts of many collectors and fans.

You can check out the entire article by clicking here.

What do you think about this unproduced piece? Sound off in our forums and let us know!

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

The BFTB Kickstarter campaign is winding down and with 8 days left to go, the campaign is 67% of goal! 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 week, 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 Kickstarter Campaign? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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CobraStickers.com Mid Spring Update

CobraStickers.com has shared word on a huge Mid-Spring Update! There’s so many new restoration sets to choose from. We’ve only mirrored a few of the new offerings here, including: 

This is only just a taste of the new sets available, so make sure to head over to CobraStickers.com for more! Will you be restoring any old favorites thanks to these new offerings? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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3DJoes.com Presents Vintage 1988 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 1988 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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Black Major Customs Reveals Serpents – Coming September 2018

There’s more great news to share with you on the “Boutique Offering” Front – Black Major has announced that a new series of Serpents will be released this coming Fall! The only place to find this assortment will be through the Black Major’s Hand, so make sure to keep it locked on that Insta account! 

Noted with a release date of September 2018, t he teaser images shared included: 

  • Oktober Serpent – Brown
  • Oktober Serpent – Gray
  • Canadian Serpent
  • Urban Camo Serpent

We’ll bring you more images as they become available. Will you be adding any or all of these new Serpents to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Letal Customs Grenadiers Wave 2 Pre Order Announced

If you dig boutique style offerings, then you’ll love the following intel from the Letal Customs Camp – Voting has come to a close and the next 4 Letal Grenadiers selected to be released have been chosen! These figures are now available for Pre-Order. If you’d like to do so, please reach out to @stephen_celentano on Instagram to get your order in. Here’s the scoop: 

  • Set of 4: 1 of each color, $42.00 plus $4 shipping
  • Set of 5 of a single color (Non Python P): $50.00 plus $4 shipping
  • Set of 5 Python P Grenadiers : $60.00 plus $4 shipping

Shipping will be combined for multiple sets. These prices reflect Pre-Order Pricing. Once these are in hand, pricing will be $12.00 (basic colors) and $15.00 (Python P) plus shipping.

Single color sets of 5 are LIMITED to 50 sets PER COLOR for the pre-order. Multi color sets of 4 (1 of each color) are LIMITED to 150 sets for the pre-order. Pre-orders will run through June 30th. If pre-orders go well, they may end it early, so don’t wait! 

Read on for more details including payment information and shipping schedule, then join us on the Cobra Island Forums to let us know what figures you’ll be adding to your collection! 

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Cobra Island Flashback Friday – 1998 G.I.Joe The Real American Hero Collection Torpedo

For this edition of #FlashbackFriday, we’re taking a look back at Torpedo, courtesy of Forgotten Figures

In 1998, the G.I.Joe Navy Assault Unit 3 pack was released as part of “The Real American Hero Collection” and included Torpedo, Wet-Suit and Shipwreck. The oddity here is that Torpedo is Wet-Suit..but Wet-Suit is Wet-Suit? Let’s defer to the expert on this: 

To this point, though, this profile is about Wet Suit. But, the character profile is Torpedo. The reason for that is one of the great introductions of the 1998 line was molds being renamed. Thunderwing is the most obvious example. But, this figure mold originally used for Wet Suit became Torpedo. In 1997, the original Torpedo was released with a repainted Cobra Night Landing. For the 1998 Navy Seal set, Hasbro wanted the big three divers in the vintage line. Shipwreck was released as a repaint of his under-rated 1994 mold. Wet Suit, deservedly, was released with his original mold. This left Torpedo. As 1997’s were still on the shelf when this wave was rolling out, using the same mold as the prior year made little sense. So, Hasbro commandeered the 1992 Wet Suit and renamed him Torpedo for this set.

Make sure to check out Forgotten Figures for even more great G.I.Joe reviews! Do you have a 1998 Wet..er…Torpedo in your vintage collection? Join in on the conversation after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Michael Mercy Presents The History of GI Joe: A Real American Hero 1982 Edition

Our good friend Michael Mercy stopped by to share word on his latest video, The History of GI Joe: A Real American Hero (1982 Edition)! This time around, Michael takes a closer look at the original 13 Real American Heroes and 3 Cobras, plus their vehicles & gear. Check it out – 

Since we know you love Michael’s reviews just us much as we do, you should head 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
  • Being interviewed by none other than Michael Mercy for the channel!

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

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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

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

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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