Jason’s Joes and More Site Restock!

Our very own BlueBikerBoy1 posted an update for his store, Jason’s Joes and More!

I wanted to send a quick update to all my customers out there letting you know i restocked about 60 new items today in the store. from gi joe figures to vehicles to random cool stuff there’s a few neat treats.

as always thank you for your support of jasonsjoesandmore.com

Jason

owner

Happy Birthday To Mr. Larry Hama!

We couldn’t let the day pass by without wishing a heartfelt Happy Birthday to the man who helped shape many of our imaginations, that man being none other than Mr. Larry Hama! Larry’s career is chock full of accomplishments. Here’s a brief passage from his [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Hama]Wiki Page[/url] –

Larry Hama (born June 7, 1949) is an American comic book writer, artist, actor and musician who has worked in the fields of entertainment and publishing since the 1960s.

During the 1970s, he was seen in minor roles on the TV shows M*A*S*H and Saturday Night Live, and appeared on Broadway in two roles in the original 1976 production of Stephen Sondheim‘s Pacific Overtures.

He is best known to American comic book readers as a writer and editor for Marvel Comics, where he wrote the licensed comic book series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, based on the Hasbro toyline. He has also written for the series Wolverine, Nth Man: the Ultimate Ninja, and Elektra. He created the character Bucky O’Hare, which was developed into a comic book, a toy line and television cartoon. He currently writes for IDW Publishing, working on the continuing stories of G.I.Joe A Real American Hero.

On behalf of everyone here at CobraIsland.com, we wish you a very Happy Birthday, Mr. Hama! Yo Joe!

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GeeWunner Custom Building Sets July Update – JoeCon Inspired Vehicles Inbound!

Our friend GeeWunner posted a new teaser image on Twitter, highlighting his upcoming July 2015 offerings. For those of you that picked up the JoeCon 2015 Tiger Force vs. Iron Grenadiers Kre-O set, then you’ll definitely want to check out this update!

Coming in July are 4 JoeCon 2015 Inspired vehicle building sets –

  • Enemy Weapons Dealer Sub – Iron Grenadiers Sting Raider
  • Cat Unit Fan Boat – Tiger Force Tiger Shark
  • Cat Unit Assault Quad 2.0 – Tiger Force Tiger Paw
  • Cat Unit General Purpose Attack Vehicle MK II – Tiger Force Tiger Sting

There will be a blog post with full image reveals around mid-June, which is when pre-orders will begin. Until then you can find these vehicles and a whole lot more G.I.Joe A Real American Hero inspired custom building sets over on [url=http://www.geewunner.com]GeeWunner.com[/url] so go check them out then join us here on Cobra Island to [url=http://www.cobraisland.com/forums/showthread.php?22747-GeeWunner-Custom-Building-Sets-July-Update-JoeCon-Inspired-Vehicles-Inbound!&p=171855#post171855]discuss these exciting new sets[/url]!

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Omanga!

Kit Lau posted a sketch of the Omanga soldiers, as well as their origin story, on his Acid Rain World Instagram page!

Omanga has developed nuclear technology and started to use nuclear plants to generate power. With the experience that nuclear power is far more efficient than fossil energy, they have more resources to develop biochemical and mechanical technology. Omanga has expanded the use of nuclear power to an unprecedented level. Finally its first generation nuclear plant at the north exploded in an accident and released large quantities of radioactive particles into the atmosphere. This catastrophic disaster has resulted half of the territory of Omanga and some of the neighbouring states were contaminated. Most of the populations at the north moved to the south. With resources pressure, Omanga has become more aggressive and started its invasion to the border of Gafia.

Be sure to check out Big Bad Toy Store and the Toy Source for all your Acid Rain World needs!

Omanga discussion!

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“Daina Daina Daina! You’re Driving Me Insana!”

Yes.  That was a reference to Cody from Step By Step! :guitar  You guys remember that show, right?

Anyway, ska_lives posted images of his custom Daina figure!  Check it out!

Daina seems to be the go to Oktober Guard figure to make since the 50th LJ came out. All things considered the figure was a simple paint job. The only big customization of the original came from modifying the hat into the cliche Russian fur cap. I’m pleased with how the sculpt turned out, but not the photos of the hat. It looks so much better in hand, the details pop more, in the images they just seem flat. Also, the little star sucked to make. I wound up using pressed glue stick shavings and cut them into the star shape after I attached it to the hat. It was then allowed to dry, coated in Krazy glue to seal and add more support, and finally painted.

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IDW G.I.Joe ARAH 214 The Death Of Snake Eyes Part 3

This is it…part 3 of the story arch that brings us the death of the G.I.Joe Commando Ninja Extraordinaire, Snake Eyes. We have a 5 page preview to share with you after the jump, so continue reading to check it out and to share your thoughts on this latest blockbuster issue of G.I.Joe A Real American Hero!

[B]G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #214—The Death of Snake Eyes, Part 3[/B]

$3.99

FC • 32 pages

[I]The end of the road for SNAKE EYES… The events of this issue will change G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero forever![/I]

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription Service 4 Registration Temporarily Suspended

Well, there’s a bit of disappointing news to share with those of you that are still interested in signing up for the GIJCC’s FSS 4.0. The G.I.Joe Collectors Club just sent out the following e-mail regarding registration –

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Hello all-

We are temporarily suspending the order period for the GI Joe Collectors’ Club FSS 4.0 until after BotCon, due to the implementation of the new credit card security protocols.  Unfortunately, the new protocols require that we do an update on our FSS server and software, and we need time to implement and test the new version. The timing is unfortunate, as we were unaware that the current software was not going to be compatible with the new protocols.

 All of the existing orders are fine.  All new orders will have an adequate order period when we turn the system back on, so no worries.  We are also going to temporarily suspend the release of the figure images until we restart the order period. Again, if you have already placed your order, it is fine, and you will not need to do anything when we restart.  We also checked with the manufacturer and the extension of the order period will not affect the delivery date.
We will send out an email notice when we resume the order period.  The upside is that the total order period will be longer than originally planned.
Thanks for your understanding,
Brian
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We’ll keep you posted as new info is received…but it doesn’t look like it’s going to be any time soon.

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The 1983 Tyco G.I.Joe Electric Train and Battle Set has arrived at 3DJoes!

3DJoes has shared news of a fantastic new addition to the 3DJoes.com website – the [B]1983 Tyco G.I.Joe Electric Train and Battle Set[/B]!

The Electric Train and Battle Set features dozens of vehicles, figures and accessories. The primary attraction is a 5 unit electric train set. Cobra and G.I.Joe each come equipped 26 troops, two tanks and a jeep. The Joes also have a helicopter and a boat, while Cobra has a bridge. The set documented on the 3DJoes page was a MIB sample, so they’ve also documented the unboxing for this classic piece for the G.I.Joe Community to see! This is the most heavily documented item on 3DJoes to date!

Continue reading to grab the link and to share your thoughts on this piece of G.I.Joe history!

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IDWs Transformers vs G.I. Joe 7 Preview

Check out this preview of IDW’s Transformers vs. G.I.Joe #7 thanks to the folks over at Comicosity! There are 7 pages included in the preview, so make sure to join us here on Cobra Island to check it out and to share your thoughts on this latest issue!

Transformers vs G.I. JOE #7

Tom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)
THE WORLD AS THEY MAKE IT! Alliance are forged! Enemies are enraged! The war burns on Earth and Cybertron! And now… now the real battle begins.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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