Ack! ZOMBIE EYES! eBay seller viperskingdom posted several auctions for test shots of upcoming G.I. Joe figures from both the Toys R Us exclusive 50th Anniversary G.I. Joe line, as well as more images of the San Diego Comic Con exclusive G.I. Joe sets!
Geewunner teased us a short time ago with shadow images of his tiger themed military vehicle sets! Well tonight we’ve got a look at those sets!
With the force of a tiger, our Heroes strike at the Enemy!
As a kid, I was always a fan of G.I. Joe recolor subgroups like Tiger or Night Force. Some may decry a greedy toy company trying to sell us the same toy again, but as a kid who missed out on a lot of early toys, it was a great “second chance” at some of these classic toys. And the fiction aspect of creating a special subgroup for specific missions, not to mention re-utilizing captured enemy vehicles against them, fascinated me.
Early on in the Geewunner Customs project, I started experimenting with Tiger Force and Night Force versions of some of my models, but wondered if the Kreo Joe product line would be healthy enough to get to the point where they’d offer Kreons based on these subgroups. Once the set for this year’s JoeCon was announced, I knew it was time to ready some of these sets for mass consumption. In an attempt to garner some synergy with Con stuff, I focused only on vehicles released at the show. And at a late point in the game, I decided to work up an Iron Grenadiers Mantis sub as well.
We teased this stuff out about a week or so ago, but today we reveal the full CG images, and offer these sets for pre-order at the store. Full photography will come later this month or early July, but the images here go a long way to capturing the dynamic looks of these sets. It was difficult to pull off the white-to-brown-yellow bleed toward the front of each vehicle, as well as the tiger stripes, but I think I did as good a job as one can with bricks. You be the judge.
Five sets are offered, although one is admittedly a re-release (Cat Unit Quad, although in an updated version with brown in the bleed, which did not exist on the previous version), and one is a special “Cat Unit Attack Pack” set of the General Purpose Vehicle with an additional, original Cat Unit version of the Towed Missile Launcher, much like the previously offered “Desert Attack Pack“. The GPV in this set will also come with extra hoses to connect the rear missile launcher with the body, much like the Con version of the toy. FYI, the Mini Sub involves some VERY expensive, hard-to-get parts, so we’re planning a run of ten copies that will likely be all we do, unless for some reason they blow out and there’s some vocal demand. Don’t let your Undertow Commander go without a ride!
For those considering getting the whole wave, consider this special offer: folks who pick up the Cat Unit Attack Pack, the Cat Unit Fan Boat, and the Weapon Dealer Mini Sub will get a FREE Cat Unit Quad! So be sure to take advantage. Click on each of the above images to go directly to that set’s entry, or just head on over to the store to browse. These sets will ship between July 15th and 30th. Thanks for your interest!
As always, you can discuss these newest additions to the motor pool in the Geewunner Tiger Vehicles discussion!
This past Tuesday, we brought you word of new G.I.Joe inspired footwear, brought to us through a collaboration between New Balance and BAIT. First we saw the [url=http://cobraisland.com/those-shoes-are-mine-betch]Roadblock[/url], a New Balance 710 boot style shoe.
Today via [url=http://thestashed.com/2015/06/11/bait-x-g-i-joe-x-new-balance-574-cobra-commander-photos]Stashed[/url] comes word on another shoe being offered, this time a New Balance 574 sneaker named Cobra Commander. In red, white a blue with a snake skin pattern throughout, Cobra Sigil embossed on back and red laces, these are pretty sharp! We’ve mirrored a few images here for your viewing pleasure but you can check out more at the original source.
Will you be adding The Cobra Commander 574’s or Roadblock 710s to your sneaker collection? Share your thoughts with us in our ongoing [url=http://www.cobraisland.com/forums/showthread.php?22754-Those-Shoes-Are-Mine-Betch!]BAIT & New Balance G.I.Joe Themed Sneaker Discussion Thread[/url]!
Livio Ramondelli tweeted an image, named “Just a friendly Cobra staff meeting” on Twitter!
Discuss the agenda of the latest Cobra staff meeting at Springfield Comics!
With both the SDCC 2015 & 50th Anniversary G.I.Joe offerings hitting eBay, it’s nice to get a look at what the upcoming assortment of figures will look like when painted and packed. Thanks to Hasbro, we have a sneak peek at the upcoming G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Versus 2 Packs in package!
The G.I. Joe team continues their ongoing battle against the Cobra organization this summer in our “Versus” 2-packs. Enjoy your first look at the packaged samples for these key showdowns in the “Joe vs. Cobra” conflict:
- CLASSIC CLASH: Spirit Iron-Knife vs. Storm Shadow
- MARINE DEVASTATION: Gung-Ho vs. Cobra Shadow Guard
- HUNT FOR COBRA COMMANDER: Shipwreck vs. Cobra Commander
- TROOP BUILD-UP: Steel Brigade vs. Iron Grenadier
- SWAMP STEAM: Blowtorch vs. Croc Master
Look for these “Versus” 2-packs at your local Toys ‘R Us store, and online at [url=http://www.bigbadtoystore.com]BigBadToyStore.com[/url] in early August! You can join in on the discussion here – [url=http://www.cobraisland.com/forums/showthread.php?22767-G-I-Joe-50th-Anniversary-Versus-2-Packs-In-Package-Images&p=171876#post171876]G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Versus 2 Packs In Package Discussion – CobraIsland.com[/url]
Thanks to DESTRO from HISS Tank for the heads up!
By way of [url=http://kotaku.com/he-man-and-g-i-joe-in-one-game-sold-1710396796?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow#]Kotaku[/url] comes word of what will hopefully be an awesome video game from Ubisoft.
[url=https://www.ubisoft.com/en-US/game/toy-soldiers-war-chest]Toy Soldiers War Chest[/url] is “a fast-paced genre-bending mix of strategy defense and action gameplay that brings to life the iconic toys and action figures from your childhood. Lead from the strategic level, placing and upgrading turrets, or take direct command of your units and heroes to deliver assaults. Customize your loadout before battle and upgrade your arsenal while fighting through the main campain, or grab a friend and take the fight online in multiplayer”.
Official Description –
Eight armies. One toy box to defend. The Toy Soldiers: War Chest Hall of Fame Edition is a fast-paced genre-bending mix of strategy defense and action gameplay that brings to life the iconic toys and action figures from your childhood. Lead He-ManTM, G.I. Joe, the disciplined Kaiser, the loveable Starbright and more heroes into legendary battle! Two more licensed armies will be revealed at a later date. Available at retail and digitally on PS4 and Xbox One, and digitally on PC Sumer 2015.
Needless to say, this is bought on sight. Check out the preview video below then join us after the break to share your thoughts on this upcoming Ubisoft title!
NJCC guest announcement MARAUDER “GUN RUNNERS”! The source for weapons & accessories scaled for use with ALL collectible 3-3/4 inch action figures. We carry accurate 1:18 scale miniature replica versions of authentic looking weapons or designs based on military & science fiction originals.
Special thanks to C.I.A.D. for finding this! New Balance and BAIT posted images of their upcoming G.I. Joe shoes!