Marauder "Gun-Runners"

Marauder “Gun-Runners” at JoeFest Toy & Comic Show!

The JoeFest Toy & Comic Show announced that the Marauder “Gun-Runners” will be attending the 2018 JoeFest Toy & Comic Show!

JoeFest Toy & Comic Show is excited to announce Marauder Gun-Runners will be a featured vendor at our April 21 2018 in Augusta Ga! They will have those purple NJCC figures in stock and will have package deals on figures and accessories! Come out early for the best selection!

Be sure to check out the JoeFest Toy & Comic Show twitter page for all the latest updates on their upcoming show, be sure to check out the Marauder “Gun-Runners” website for great action figures and accessories, and be sure to join us in the JoeFest Toy & Comic Show discussion!

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Tom Waltz and Netho Diaz Share Teasers From IDW Publishing’s G.I.Joe 248 and 250

Netho Diaz and Tom Waltz set twitter ON FIRE today for G.I.Joe fans, sharing peeks from two upcoming issues of IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero!

First up, Netho shared the brilliant image that we used for our story – The image is that of the cover for the special oversized G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #250. This issue boasts 40 pages and is the conclusion of the “Dawn of the Arashikage” storyline. 

The awesome didn’t stop there though! Tom then shared a panel from G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #248, noting that the issue has been sent to the printer! This is a special “silent issue” and sure to be another classic, just like issue #21. Check it out – 

Are you as excited as we are for these two issues? Join in on the discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums

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Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 5 (1990-1992) Is Heading To Kickstarter

Word has come in from our friends from 3D Joes have shared more exciting news regarding Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 5 (1990-1992). The next volume is almost ready for Kickstarter! From Carson – 

Here’s some interesting history we’ve gleaned from the Hasbro tour, HasCon displays, and recently acquired artifacts. From 1982-1988 all explosion backgrounds were painted and horizontal lines drawn along with the figure. We even saw Tiger Force Duke on tour at Hasbro during HasCon and he’s fully repainted, including the tiger stripe background. In 1989, things changed. The Python Patrol and Slaughter’s Marauders backgrounds were added in a step separate from the painting (we saw the original Python CG painting with the 1985 CG explosion background on tour at Hasbro during HasCon).

The sub-line backgrounds (Python Patrol, Slaughter’s Marauders, Sonic Fighters, Eco Warriors, Super Sonic Fighters, DEF, Ninja Force, and Talking Battle Commanders) were all added separately in post. By now desktop publishing was readily available, so we can assume that step happened digitally, since the only painting artifacts we’ve seen are the figures themselves.

The horizontal lines for the main Joe line continued through 1992, but they were likely added in post beginning in 1990. From 1986-1989 the artist avoiding having the figures and vehicles overlap with the horizontal lines, but by 1990 that was no longer a challenge when adding them in post and thus happened much more frequently.

By 1993, all carded figures were painted without backgrounds, and those were added in post. These Kodak Ektachromes show the 1992 DEF figures and the 1990 Cobra Hurricane paintings without backgrounds.

We’ve mirrored the shared images below,  Are you as excited as we are to add Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe Volume 5 to your collection? Will you be circling back to pick up previous volumes, or do you already own them all? Get in on the discussion on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Paramount Announces New G.I.Joe Movie Release Date

The Hollywood Reporter has just shared details that should excite G.I.Joe fans – There’s a release date slated for the next G.I.Joe movie! THR noted that today was chock full of release dates from Paramount. Here’s a snippet of intel from the full article – 

A film simply titled G.I. Joe will hit theaters March 27, 2020. The studio previously released two films based on the Hasbro property — G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013). 2020 will be a Hasbro year, as the studio has set Micronauts to open seven months later on Oct. 16, 2020. The toy property follows a race of Alien warriors from an alternate dimension that’s microscopic. Paramount also carved out a July 23, 2021 date for Dungeons & Dragons, based on the table top roll playing game, and set aside Oct. 1, 2021 for an untitled Hasbro event film.

The article goes on to discuss the shared universe under the Allspark banner, so make sure to head over to THR and give it a read! There you have it, folks. Set your targets on March 27, 2020, as that’s what our favorite Modern Army Action Figure is set to hit the silver screen once more! 

Are you excited about what this new G.I.Joe movie may bring? Get in on the speculation with us on the Cobra Island Forums! We salute our own Mainframe77 for the heads up! 

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Eagle Force Returns Kickstarter Update – Scale Adjustment and General Brown Reveal

This past Saturday, an update was shared via the Eagle Force Returns Kickstarter campaign. This update gives us our first look at the newly retooled Eagle Force figures, showing  height comparison picture with a Boss Fight H.A.C.K.S. figure so you can see where they are targeting.

Alongside the update image came a new look at General Brown from Eagle Force Returns Series 2! We’ve mirrored both images here for you to feast your eyes on, so make sure to read on below to check them out. 

What are your thoughts on General Brown and the new height comparison of the upcoming Eagle Force assortment of figures? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums! Special thanks to our Crimson Guardsmen Itchweed for the intel! 

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B2.Five Acid Rain Agurts Military Marine Sieger Stronghold ST2M Review Gallery

Along with the fantastic Acid Rain Agurts Military 88th Sand Laurel LA4S4, our friends from B2.Five also gave us the opportunity to review the newly released Acid Rain Agurts Military Marine Sieger Stronghold ST2M! This latest entry in to the Stronghold series gives us yet another beautiful mech, incorporating red, green, orange, brown and beige in to its color scheme, giving it a real woodland feel. 

The Maine Sieger Stronghold ST2M comes complete with: 

  • Main Cab/Body
  • 2 Arms – Each containing a new driver style weapon. 
  • Removable Treads/Legs
  • Pilot with Weapon

We’ve assembled a gallery of nearly 70 images of this amazing new offering for you to check out, so make sure to read more below. You can get your own Laurel today at the B2.Five Shop or right here: WAVE 2A – Marine Sieger Stronghold ST2M set

Once you’ve checked out our Pictorial Review below, join us on the Cobra Island Forums for discussion already in progress! 

#b2five #acidrainworld #1to28scale #2point5 #2point5inches #minifigure #wave2a #15thDecavailable #MarineSiegerStronghold #marine #Sieger #stronghold #Sandlaurel #Sand #Laurel #fullyarticulated #articulation #transformable #transformablerobots #interchangeable #cockpit #actionfigures

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B2.Five Acid Rain Agurts Military 88th Sand Laurel LA4S4 Review Gallery

Our friends from B2.Five allowed us the opportunity to review the newly released Acid Rain Agurts Military 88th Sand Laurel LA4S4! This beautiful mechanized suit mirrors its 1:18th scale counterpart in both look and play features. The difference from its predecessor is its ability to interconnect pieces from other B2.Five Acid Rain offerings (sold separately) thanks to its modular design. 

The 88th Sand Laurel LA4S4 comes complete with: 

  • Main Cab/Body
  • 2 Arms – One with an articulated hand, the other a Pulse Rifle. 
  • Cannon with Ammo Belt and Ammo case (can be mounted elsewhere thanks to the included mount)
  • Pilot with Weapon
  • 2 Ports (to connect modular pieces to/from other Acid Rain offerings)

We’ve assembled a gallery of nearly 50 images of this amazing new offering for you to check out, so make sure to read more below. You can get your own Laurel today at the B2.Five Shop or right here: WAVE 2A – 88th Sand Laurel LA4S4 set

Once you’ve checked out our Pictorial Review below, join us on the Cobra Island Forums for discussion already in progress! 

#b2five #acidrainworld #1to28scale #2point5 #2point5inches #minifigure #wave2a #15thDecavailable #MarineSiegerStronghold #marine #Sieger #stronghold #Sandlaurel #Sand #Laurel #fullyarticulated #articulation #transformable #transformablerobots #interchangeable #cockpit #actionfigures

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IDW Publishing’s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 247 Sneak Preview

Today via Twitter, Mr. Tom Waltz of IDW Publishing fame shared a page from G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #247 “Dawn of the Arashikage” Part 2. As Tom put it, this issue will come “smashing into comic book stores on January 3, 2018, guns a’blazin’!!”

The sneak preview gives us a look at a page depicting the original Snake Eyes in action. As Dawn Moreno now shares those memories, is this a flashback sequence? Perhaps a story being told by another team member? Only time will tell! 

January 3rd will be here before you know it! For now, join in on the speculation with us here on the Cobra Island Forums!

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