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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RAHC Guide Rank and File Volume 2 and 3 Reprints Now Shipping

More great news to share! For those of you that got in on the action, check those mail boxes, as R.A.H.C. Guide‘s Rank & File vol 2.1 and vol 3.1 are shipping out! Pledge Rewards are in route as well!

Did you miss out on pledging? No worries, as vol. 2.1, 3.1 and the ready-to-ship vol 1.1 and R.A.H.C. Guide can be added to your collection by visiting www.rahcguide.com

Are you excited to add these latest volumes to your collection? 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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GIJoeCon 2018 Python Peril: Marauders To The Rescue Box Art Revealed

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has shared a fantastic reveal this evening! This time around, we’re treated to the G.I.Joe Collectors Convention 3 & 3/4″ Box! The box art depicts the team members from Slaughters Marauders. From the Club – 

The COBRA PYTHON PATROL is an elite unit of troopers that have been handpicked for their various tactical specialties. They are expertly trained and equipped for stealth and infiltration missions. They wear unique camouflage grid uniforms to mask their presence, which confuses radar detection systems and allows them to accomplish sinister operations around the globe. Using the latest radar absorbing materials and stealth technology, PYTHON PATROL 2.0 rears its ugly head with a surgical strike against their sworn enemy. Led by the nefarious MAJOR BLUDD, they have successfully captured a “Real American Hero” and key member of the G.I. JOE team.

The SLAUGHTER’S MARAUDERS unit is called into action to mount a dire rescue mission of their original commander. A fellow Marine Drill Instructor, SGT. SMASHER takes the squad leader position and selects highly specialized soldiers for a fast attack, ground assault into enemy territory to combat these devious COBRA forces. PYTHON PATROL 2.0 is a dangerous unit, but it will take more than their special uniforms and slithering nastiness to get the best of the entire SLAUGHTER’S MARAUDERS team!

(Note: final product may slightly differ from sample shown.) Collect all the great 3 3/4″ action figures in the 15-figure Python Peril: Marauders to the Rescue! box set.

Are you excited to add this 15 figure set to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums! Many thanks to our friends from Tooele Toys for the heads up! 

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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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Just Another G.I.Joe Show Discusses GIJoeCon 2018 Red Shadows Trooper with Special Guest John Russell

Mike from Just Another G.I.Joe Show had an opportunity to sit down with John Russell. John is the conductor of the G.I.Joe Collectors Club Customizing Class and as such, shared details on this year’s Customzing Class Offering – the Red Shadows Trooper! During the discussion, John shared the images that you see shared here, showcasing his build of this year’s awesome offering. Check out the discussion below – 

Are you excited for the final JoeCon Customizing Class and Red Shadows Trooper? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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GIJoeCon 2018 Customizing Class Info Now Available

The Official G.I.Joe Collectors Convention Website has been updated with details on this year’s Customizing Class! It’s been revealed that figure everyone will be working on this year is none other than a Red Shadows Trooper! Here’s the scoop – 

2018 GIJoeCon attendees signed up for the (Sold Out) Customizing Class: You will be adding a much requested character to your squad with our Red Shadows Trooper! Included in the kit this year is a BRAND NEW updated head sculpt by longtime collaborator Gigabread as well as a unique (secret!) original sculpt weapon for completing the figure during the class (also by Gigabread). The kit also includes an AK style assault rifle, torso and hardware, bloused BDU skirt and removable harness and satchel charge.

Full details on the class have been mirrored here, so make sure to Read More below to check them out. Are you excited for the final JoeCon Customizing Class and Red Shadows Trooper? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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BarkingFridge Presents Viper By Miriam Iams

Skinny from BarkingFridge shared word on a new Mupnok style video posted to the BarkingFridge YouTube Channel! From Skinny – 

Another crazy Mupnok parody, this time a blast from the past. In 2014 Miriam Iams who also voiced Zarana in “Dreadnok Life” also sang this take on the Cranberries “Zombie” It only felt right to dedicate this to the late lead singer of the Cranberries, Delores O’riordan.

Skinny has also shared the lyrics to the song which we’ve shared on the board, so make sure to join us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums to discuss this latest Mupnok video from BarkingFridge! 

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