Dynamic Attractions Reveals G.I.Joe vs Cobra Amusement Ride at IAAPA 2017

Earlier today, Dynamic Attractions officially teased an upcoming G.I. Joe vs. Cobra ride at IAAPA 2017. Yes, you read that right! A G.I.Joe vs Cobra Ride! Named “G.I.Joe vs Cobra – The Experience”, the ride takes you through the Temple of the Forbidden Snake on a ride like you’ve never seen before. The best part? Your ride kinda/sorta looks like a VAMP! 

The Dynamic All-Terrain Dark Ride is a trackless, indoor/outdoor dark ride vehicle that breaks boundaries. By breaking boundaries, this attraction actually breaks them as it is completely trackless. Now this doesn’t mean that you can’t take a turn driving it. The Dynamic All-Terrain Dark Ride is the first dark ride that will allow guests to seemingly go anywhere they steer. “In the military world, they call this ‘Fly by Wire’,” explains Haimson. “However, if they come close to another vehicle, wall or obstacle, the system will safely and thematically take control.”

We’ve shared a small gallery of images along with a video of the ride in action that you can check out by reading more below. What are your initial thoughts? Is the G.I.Joe vs Cobra Experience something you’d like to check out? Share your thoughts with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Cryptid Toys 1:12 Super Articulated Blanks Kickstarter Campaign Funded!

Have you heard the news? The 1:12 Scale Super Articulated Blanks Kickstarter Campaign has reached its initial funding level! As such, the team at Cryptid Toys have shared a campaign update via Kickstarter that’s sure to put a smile on your face. Check it out – 

Hey backers, a BIG thank you to each and every one of you for making this campaign a success! We are currently about 110% funded which is awesome! The angry skeleton head and alternate hands have been unlocked and will now be included with every skeleton figure in the correct color at no extra charge. The next stretch goal to unlock is the Red Skeleton! We are currently about $1200 away from hitting that one. 

What are your thoughts on the news? I don’t know about you, but I’m super excited to get that Red Skeleton unlocked, so let’s help share the word! There’s a little over 2 days let to go in the campaign, so time is running out! Join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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New Funko Mortal Kombat Figures Coming Soon!

Well, this is an unexpected treat! By way of the Funko Blog comes word of an exciting new line coming our way this Winter! Get those wallets ready for MOOOOOORTAL KOMBAT! 

The popular video game franchise Mortal Kombat is the latest to join Funko Action Figures! These fully articulated figures stand roughly 5 ½ inches tall, many of which hold deadly weapon accessories! The series includes:

  • Scorpion
  • Sub-Zero
  • Raiden
  • Kitana
  • Liu Kang

Funko has shared an assortment of images that we’ve mirrored here (check them out by reading more below). The figure design has a very He-Man like feel/design and will undoubtedly look fantastic next to your other 5″ offerings. Will you be adding Funko’s Mortal Kombat line to your collection? Share your thoughts with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Adventure People From Zica Toys Moving Forward With Production

Good News for those of you that got in on the Adventure People Kickstarter Campaign from Zica Toys. As you may or may not know, word came in that production of the line was being cancelled due to unforeseen issues that the factory where the figures were being produced. For those of you keeping score, this is the same factory producing the Eagle Force Returns line of figures. 

Fast forward to today, where Craig from Zica Toys shared the following details: 

Thanks to a very unexpected turn of events with the factory I’ve luckily been given the opportunity to keep moving forward with production on the new Adventure People line. Initially there were two major issues that I had with the most recent samples, one is that they weren’t scaled correctly, and the other was with poorly designed joints. I won’t go into the specifics but both of these were mistakes made by the factory, who at first was unwilling to fix them without more money. Thankfully, in an effort to build a solid business relationship and do the right thing, they have decided to fix both of these issues at their own expense.

The bad news is that this will obviously cause a further delay, but the good news is that the final product will meet my expectations and hopefully make backers happy after what has been an extremely long and frustrating wait.

Thanks again for your patience!

Craig

Now, if you preordered the line via BigBadToyStore, chances are your order was canceled. Not to worry; Craig noted that he believes BBTS is working on reinstating all orders. So sit tight while that process takes place. We’ll keep you posted as more info is received, so make sure to join us after the break to follow the discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription 7 Treadmark Revealed

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has shared the 5th reveal from FSS 7 – Check out Treadmark, the G.I.Joe Desert Fox Driver!

G.I. JOE ASSAULT VEHICLE DRIVER
Code Name: TREADMARK

(Inspired by the 1988 action figure.)
Includes: removable vest, assault rifle, pistol, combat knife, and figure stand.
 

NOTE: These modern era club exclusive action figures will not be exact replicas of their vintage counterparts. All images are Photoshop mock-up representations, final product, accessories and/or colors will vary!

Above is a side by side with his vintage counterpart, Skidmark (vintage image courtesy of 3D Joes). What’s your take on this latest reveal from the GIJCC? Must have or skip all together? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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Black Major Steel Brigade

Black Major Glacier Brigade & Cobra Arctic Steel Review Gallery

We are continuing our coverage of the elusive Black Major and his latest release to the public. In the absence of 3 3/4 Joe product some would even say that his line of unique custom reproduction figures are keeping excitement alive and it’s base enthused. The Island salutes the Black Major and offers this gallery of one of his latest creations for your Enjoyment!

Steel Brigade: Glacier Brigade & Cobra Arctic Steel!

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Eagle Force Returns Kickstarter Update

Heads Up! For those of you that contributed to the Eagle Force Returns Kickstarter Campaign, there’s an important update that requires your attention. Our friends from Fresh Monkey Fiction have shared word on a possible delay in shipping out our figures. That said though, the reason for the delay is a positive one. Here’s the scoop: 

As some of you know Zica/Remco toys, who is partnering with FMF on Eagle Force, canceled their Adventure People line. As FMF is sharing this tooling for Eagle Force, Craig at Zica/Remco was kind enough not to go into specific details with his messaging. So naturally folks are asking “Why did he cancel?” Well, as FMF feels that transparency is key with Kickstarter, they felt that they should let you know. It was primarily about scale. Although still very much 1/18th, the Eagle Force figures are a bit shorter than other popular figures in the market, as you can see by this image.

 

There were also a few minor imperfections in the tooling, like the shoulders are a tad rounded and after many months the ankle ball never really looked the way we intended. Craig was not willing to compromise on these points, so he decided to cancel the Adventure People and offer refunds out of his own pocket. FMF was willing to go with the current scale and deal with these minor issues in order to stay on target for our original delivery in late March.

After a long discussion with Craig and getting some feedback at Designer Con from fans, we decided this is not really up to them. It’s up to YOU…the community that came together to bring Eagle Force back to life.

Fresh Monkey Fiction has the opportunity to redo the tooling, fix the scale and adjust some minor issues, but this will push Eagle Force Returns 3-4 months behind schedule and won’t delivered till summer 2018. It’s important to keep in mind that this tooling will be used in future lines as well, see above, so it does have a broad and lasting impact. If they do retool, Craig is considering reversing his thinking and moving ahead with Captain Action, so there is that as well. FMF would prefer to redo the tooling and adjust the scale, but they wanted to get as much feedback as they could so we can make the best informed decision.

Like all Kickstarters, this is process, so they hope everyone understands that although they’re not Hasbro or Mattel, Fresh Monkey Fiction is committed to making the best toys possible. They’ll be posting this on Facebook but please share your comments in the Kickstarter Comments area, as this is really a question for the backers.

Thanks everyone!

Keep the discussion going in our Eagle Force Returns Discussion Thread here on the Cobra Island Forums

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription 6 Hardtop Review

Our friends from Just Another G.I.Joe Show stopped by to share their YouTube review of the G.I.Joe Collectors Club FSS 6 Hardtop figure. The beloved G.I.Joe Defiant Space Shuttle Complex, hyped as one of the greatest toys of all time (and rightfully so), included (2) Figures – Hardtop being one of them. As the Defiant Crawler driver, many fans have been clamoring for this figure as they add the Defiant to their collections. Hopefully we’ll see Payload somewhere in FSS 8. 

It’s great to see this character get the modern era treatment. From the look of things, he turned out to be a great looking update. Check out the review below – 

What are your thoughts on Hardtop? Share your thoughts with us in our G.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription 6 Discussion Thread right here on the Cobra Island Forums

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Acid Rain Omanga Military Flame Trooper Review By Toy People

The fine folks over at Toy-People have shared a fantastic pictorial review of the Acid Rain Flame Trooper. Part of the Omanga (Hell Force) Military, this new trooper has instantly become a fan favorite! He includes a rifle, Flamethrower and back pack. 

We’ve included a few key shots from the review that you can check out by reading more below. 

What are your thoughts on this latest addition to the Acid Rain World? Excited to add a new Omanga Trooper to your collection? Make sure to share your thoughts with us on the Cobra Island Forums

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Black Major Steel Brigade

Black Major Steel Brigade: Sky Brigade & Cobra BluSteel Review Gallery

We are continuing our coverage of the elusive Black Major and his latest release to the public. In the absence of 3 3/4 Joe product some would even say that his line of unique custom reproduction figures are keeping excitement alive and it’s base enthused. The Island salutes the Black Major and offers this gallery of one of his latest creations for your Enjoyment!

Steel Brigade: Sky Brigade & Cobra BluSteel Squad!

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