Our friends from Kokomo Toys stopped by to share some exciting news for Acid Rain World fans! The U.S. exclusive ARW Space Scientist is now IN STOCK!
The Space Scientist is part of the 1:18th scale of Acid Rain World offerings and is exclusive to the United States. The figure is highly articulated, with exceptionally flexible joints and includes Removable Robotic Gloves and a Removable Space Helmet. As with most new(er) Acid Rain offerings, the Space Scientist also includes a heavy duty storage case, keeping your investment safe from the elements and invading enemy forces.
Word has come in from the R.A.H.C. Guide Facebook Page that Rank & File volume 4 is almost here! It was noted that not only is the volume getting closer to completion every day, but it may even contain a few twists!
A Kickstarter campaign for volume 2.1 and 3.1 will be launching any day now, so stay tuned as we’ll of course bring you word on details as they become available. You can grab Volume 1.1, Volume 3 and the original R.A.H.C. Guide while supplies last, so head over to www.rahcguide.com to secure your copies.
We’ll definitely be adding this volume to our collection. What about you? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
As you all are aware, the BackerKit survey and storefront is still not up yet. It’s still coming, and that being delayed does not mean the figures are delayed or change the schedule of things. The factory is closed for Chinese New Year, and they will all return to work and resume the tooling process at the end of the month. Been hard at work on many other cool things for the future of this Blanks line as well as other figures that should be able to bypass the Kickstarter process all together. This Blanks line will help open doors for other lines and other lines will do the same for this Blanks line. Eager to show off some other figures when the time is right. In the mean time, here is a look at the work in progress female blank body that will be a future release:
Thank you all for your patience. Look for the next update much sooner than this one came!
How awesome is that?! Sounds like there’s promising things on the horizon for Cryptid Toys. Join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!
Mr. John Royle is a constant source of all things awesome. Today via his Instagram Page, he shared a zoomed in look at his cover for IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #253. The cover depicts Duke in a close combat situation with the Cobra flying Ace, Wild Weasel! These Special Missions offerings are shaping up to be all sorts of cool!
From John –
Cropped in and full shot of my new upcoming Duke GI.Joe RAH cover issue 253 a Total blast to draw! great Inks Jagdish and cool colours from John Rauch! #gijoe #gijoeduke #duke #gijoecobra #cobrarattler #parachute #johnroyleart #idw #hasbro #larryhama #cover #wip #workinprogress #variant #variantcover #army #coverart #comic #comiccover #drawing #illustration #hero #comicbook #art #pencil #lineart #yojoe #ink #cobra #photoshop
Are you as excited to add this issue to your collection as we are? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums!
Session 2.2 of the official Acid Rain World story is now available for your reading pleasure. The shared artwork for this latest session is brilliant, depicting Bob from the Bucks Team squaring off against an unknown combatant.
JoeFest is proud to share that G.I. Joe artist Robert Atkins will be a featured guest artist at the inaugural JoeFest Toy and Comic Show in Augusta GA this April 21st, 2018!
He is taking pre-orders for commissions and will be available the day of the show for sketches and autographs. He will also habe an exclusive JoeFest numbered and signed print only available in Augusta! Get your tickets and prints now: JoeFest Toy & Comic Show Tickets
ToyHypeUSA was in attendance at New York Toy Fair and has shared a gallery of over 20 images of the new Super Deformed G.I.Joe offerings from Whatnot toys. We’ve mirrored those images here for your viewing pleasure, so make sure to read more below. In the war between the G.I.Joe team and Cobra, who will be victorious?
The Whatnot Toys G.I.Joe figures are 4.5 inches tall, are fully articulated and poseable and come with acessories, which are useally the weapoon they are known for. Whatnot Toys are also offering G.I.Joe vehicles and each comes with its own driver crafted at the 4.5 inch size. Given their flexibility, these figures easily fit into the vehicles.
They are also offering a series of highly collectible 2.5 inch figures, which are perfect for the GI Joe fan who simply can’t get enough of their all new Super Deformed line!
What’s your take on these super deformed offerings? Do they have a place on your shelf next to your Loyal Subjects and Kidrobot G.I.Joe Collectibles? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
The “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero” series is a library of designs and stories ranging from 1982-1994, including some unproduced concepts! Volume 1 – 4 are fully colored books, printed on 100# paper in a Soft Perfect Bind format with a visible spine like a graphic novel, so there’s no reason to believe that volume 5 will be any different.
Although there have been many books written about G.I. Joe®, what makes “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero” series unique is the fact that the information shared within the book comes from exclusive interviews with former employees who worked on the G.I. Joe® brand. Some of the things to expect include: • The inspiration and influences behind the different figures and vehicles straight from the designers’ point of view… • Alternate names for figures and vehicles pulled from Larry Hama’s dossiers or from the original concepts themselves… • Insider stories from former employees ranging from Marketing to Engineering regarding the changes that occurred during the design process… • Conceptual designs and photographs that will show the progression and different stages of creating a figure or vehicle. This includes concept pencils and inks, sculpture sheets, color studies, color presentation art, models, and much much more!
The list of characters and vehicles that we could potentially see in volume 5 is as follows:
Make sure to grab volume 1 – 4 at 334inchjoe.com if you haven’t already! Will you be adding 3 3/4 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero volume 5 to your collection? Let us know after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
The Corps, American Defense, Sgt Rock, Bronze Bombers, US Forces, Ninja Strike Force, Commando Force, there were several 3.75’’ toy lines that competed with GI Joe in the 80s and 90s. We all had at least one figure like that in our childhood collections. Most of us have had that feeling of disappointment when we ask for GI Joes for our birthday only to open a Corps figure given to us by a well-meaning Grandparent.
Bucky and Oreobuilder have been talking about making customs based on these lines ever since they started their first Resurgence project in 2014. They opened that can of worms with last year’s ‘’Retro Toy Chest II’’ project when the whole PHX gang made some customs based on these characters. That gave the team the momentum to continue with their project. This time, HypnoHustler joins the squad! He has demonstrated his love for these lines by making several kick-butt customs of various Remco figures. They’ll revisit a couple of those customs as well as show off a bunch of new ones.
The first step was to scour the web for good reference pictures. That is easier said than done. There are a few sites that have character lists with pictures, but none are exhaustive, so the PHX Customs Team were always finding figures that were not on one site or another. They started by making a master list of all the characters we could find. They then each picked their favorites and went from there.
Over the next two weeks, they’ll show off what we came up with. With that, we present Retro Toy Chest 3-Project: No Joe! Enjoy and happy Custom Celebration XII! Bucky, DanoftheDead, Dusty79 and Oreobuilder. Special Guest Star Hypnohustler
Read on to check out Day 3 of the Event, then join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!
The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has shared another reveal from the 2018 G.I.Joe Convention Exclusive Figure set – This time, we get to check out the Python Patrol Infantry Commander, Major Bludd!
PYTHON PATROL INFANTRY COMMANDER:
– 25th Anniversary Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure.
– Modern Era Update of Character based on 2003 design.
– Features NEW Head Sculpt with removable helmet.
– Includes removable grenade harness with pistol,
handgun with rocket, backpack with rockets x 3,
sonic bazooka, and Cobra Logo Stand.
What’s your thoughts on this latest reveal? Get in on the discussion with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!