G.I. Joe Club Expires December 2016

It appears that the G.I. Joe Club, JoeCon, the Transformers Club, and BotCon will be no more!

The Allspark reports that Fun Publications, the company that currently hosts the G.I. Joe Club, JoeCon, the Transformers Club, and BotCon, announced that all memberships to their clubs expire on December 31, 2016, which indicates that they will no longer retain the license after that point.

There’s no word on whether or not there will be a G.I. Joe Club or JoeCon after their contract expires, but there’s speculation that BotCon will be replaced by “Transformers experiences”

This also means that next year’s G.I. Joe Figure Subscription Service is the last one to be produced by the G.I. Joe Club!

G.I. Joe Club expiration discussion!

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G.I. Joe #222 Preview

IDW Publishing released a preview of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #222 — Cobra World Order part 4!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #222: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 4

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Phil Jimenez (c)

Cobra finally insinuates itself into the highest positions in the US government, while G.I. Joe approaches the highest powers in the pentagon for aid in the fight. But help comes from an unexpected ally that reveals the true nature of the COBRA WORLD ORDER!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • COBRA WORLD ORDER comes to a head—COBRA’S true plan is finally revealed!

 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #222 –Cobra World Order Part 4 discussion!

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More Acid Rain World Photos

Kit Lau posted several new images on his Acid Rain World Instagram page!

These photos provide more images of the Soil Ghosts, and the Omanga faction, as well as our first look at a zombie, civilians, and diorama supplies, coming soon to your Acid Rain World collection!

As always, you can get your Acid Rain World fix at Big Bad Toy Store and The Toy Source!

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Adventure People

Adventure People by Zica Toys

Zica Toys announced that they will be launching a new Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming toyline, Adventure People!

ZICA Toys is very excited to announce the official return of Adventure People! Launching via Kickstarter in January of 2016, the first assortment will consist of Captain Action, Captain Evil, Action Jackson, and Jet Jungle. Each figure will come with a total of 5 interchangeable hand sets which include closed fist, grip, and trigger finger. The grip and trigger finger sets come in two different wrist articulation types, one set has it on the X axis and one has it on the Y axis.
We’re also excited to be bringing back the REMCO brand name with the launch of the Adventure People line. When the Kickstarter goes live we hope we can can count on your support to help add this double dose of retro goodness to your collection.

Adventure People discussion!

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Transformers vs G.I. Joe Issue 10 Preview

Thanks to Comics Alliance we have a preview of Transformers vs G.I. Joe #10 from IDW Publishing!

Transformers vs G.I. JOE #10
Tom Scioli, John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)
REMEMBER US?! The most titanic tale of the twenty-first century takes an unexpected twist—BUT WHEN HAS TRANSFORMERS VS. G.I. JOE DONE ANY LESS?! Expect the unexpected—then throw your expectations out the window!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Bullet points:
· Boom!
· BOOM!
· BOOOOOOOM!

Transformers vs G.I. Joe issue 10 discussion!

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Custom Storm Shadow by ska_lives

The hits keep coming from ska_lives!  His latest figure is a fresh look at the G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary Storm Shadow!

I finally got around to finishing this guy. I have had this figure sorted and ready for months, but I was just too lazy to finish some of the smaller bits of finishing to call him complete. Finally, however, I have.
I decided to actually tie my own Alpine harness using book binding thread instead of painting the plastic one that comes with the figure. Afterwards I painted the wooden shin guards as I have in the past to make them look more like wood. The rest was just painting some details to match, and stringing the bow.
I made this head and hood combo way back during the summer, and had been painting up a scratch built body for it, however, even using krylon fusion on the body for a nice even white, it wasnt adhering, so I put him on the back burner until the 50th model dropped. Once that happened, I just moved my work over to its core build.
Since this is going into my personal collection, I doubt ill go back and touch up some of the grey paint on the hood, but if I were to put it on the market I do need to make it a bit more even in tone.

Anywho, I hope you dig the changes.

Recipe
Head: Ret. Ult Storm Shadow
Body: 50th Storm Shadow

Accessories
Hood: Resolute Storm Shadow
BP: 50th Storm Shadow
Sword: DG Storm Shadow
Bow: 50th Storm Shadow w/ string
Arrow: 50th Storm Shadow
Climbing Axe: 50th Snow Job
Claw: 50th Storm Shadow
Misc Ninja Accessories (not pictured (in BP)): Ret. Ult. Storm Shadow
Alpine Rope Coil: Book Binding Thread
pouches: ROC Red Ninja harness

Be sure to check out more photos of the Storm Shadow and let ska_lives know what you think in the Storm Shadow discussion!

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Acid Rain World Photos from Kit Lau

Kit Lau posted several new photos, featuring Acid Rain World figures, and the upcoming Acid Rain World line of clothing!

Check out more great Acid Rain World images on Kit Lau’s Acid Rain World Instagram page!  As always you can get your Acid Rain World fix from Big Bad Toy Store and The Toy Source!

 

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IDW Publishing G.I. Joe Solicits March 2016

IDW Publishing released the solicits for their G.I. Joe books for March 2016!

G.I. JOE Deviations One-Shot—GEM OF THE MONTH

Paul Allor (w) • Corey Lewis (a & c)

In a world… where COBRA rules the planet! COBRA COMMANDER’s forces have won, the entire planet Earth now submits to COBRA rule… but the burdens of ruling over billions of people make COBRA COMMANDER anxious to the good old days. And he decides there’s just one group that can bring chaos back to this totalitarian order: G.I. JOE!

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

G.I. JOE Deviations One-Shot—Subscription Variant

Paul Allor (w) • Corey Lewis (a) • Brian Shearer (c)

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:

  • Extra-length one-shot!
  • Find out what happens in a world… whereCOBRA turns the table on G.I. JOE… but they can’t wait to bring them back!
  • Part of IDW’s Deviations 5-week event!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #226: Cobra Nation, Part 1

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

G.I. Joe believes it can rest easy after stopping the COBRA WORLD ORDER… but they must now face a war at home as Cobra Commander amasses followers and maneuvers his hidden agents in order to turn the US into a COBRA NATION!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #226: Cobra Nation, Part 1—Subscription Variant

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Adam Riches (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • A new storyline will see G.I. JOE fighting on their home turf!
  • THE COBRA NATION WILL RISE UP!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, Vol. 14

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Paul Pope (c)

G.I. JOE has been fighting the evil forces of COBRA for decades, but now COBRA is ready to unleash its master plan on an unsuspecting G.I. JOE, in “Cobra World Order!” Collects the prelude issue #0 and issues #219–221.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 100 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-554-9

Bullet points:

  • The beginning of a new G.I. JOE epic tale!

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #2 (of 6)

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Kagan McLeod (c)

The second day of the tournament pitting Street Fighter vs. G.I. JOE begins! Destro and M. Bison team up to provide Cobra with the ultimate weapon… but Guile, Snake Eyes, Ryu and Storm Shadow have a plan of their own to stop the Shadaloo tyrant. The World Warrior tournament heats up for the Street Fighter team and G.I. JOE alike!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #2 (of 6)Subscription Variant

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Your favorite Street Fighter characters face off against G.I. JOE for the first time ever!
  • Variant cover by Matthew Waite!

IDW March Solicits discusssion!

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IDW Presents Deviations

IDW Publishing revealed Deviations, a series of one-shots from various universes!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IDW Explores Alternate Timelines In ‘Deviations’!
The Five-Week Event Arrives In March

San Diego, CA (December 14, 2015) – In a world where the Ghostbusters never crossed streams to save New York… In a world where Shredder was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ sensei… In a world where all your expectations are turned upside down—welcome to the world of Deviations, a weekly event series featuring alternate takes on some of IDW’s most popular books!

Starting with the Ghostbusters, readers will be taken to alternate realities of some of the most iconic heroes in comics with weekly one-shots that each highlight a different series. G.I. JOE will follow in the second week, exploring what would happen if COBRA finally won. The TRANSFORMERS comes next, looking at what the implications would be if OPTIMUS PRIME never died! Then, in X-Files Deviations, having been abducted by aliens, Fox Mulder never returned… and finally, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles one-shot will round out the event.

“When one moment changes,” said Chris Ryall, IDW Editor in Chief, “whole universes alter forever. We’re asking the questions fans have been pondering for years—and now we’ll see some answers.”

Both new and familiar faces will make their mark on this warped series as newcomers to the titles join fan-favorite creators!

In Ghostbusters Deviations,
Kelly Thompson(Jem and the Holograms) teams up with artist Nelson Daniel (Judge Dredd).

Paul Allor returns to G.I. Joe, with artwork by Corey Lewis (Sharknife).

TRANSFORMERS Deviations welcomes Brandon Easton (Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven) alongside Transformers: Robots in Disguise artist Priscilla Tramontano.

Amy Chu (Sensation Comics: Wonder Woman) explores The X-Files alongside Elena Casagrande (Doctor Who) and Silvia Califano (The X-Files: Season 10) on art.

Finally Tom Waltz (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) leads Zach Howard (Wild Blue Yonder) into the sewers for the TMNT Deviations.

Look for all five Deviations in your comic shop and online every week in March!

IDW Deviations discussion!

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club FSS 4.0 Cobra Inferno B.A.T. Final Sample Reveal

Good News for those of you that are eagerly awaiting the arrival of your 4th wave of figures from the [url=http://www.gijoeclub.com]G.I.Joe Club[/url]’s Figure Subscription Service – Today via the [url=http://www.gijoeclub.com/forums/showthread.php?938-GIJCC-FSS-4-0-Cobra-Inferno-B-A-T-Final-Sample]Official Club Forum[/url] came word on the upcoming [B]Cobra Inferno B.A.T.[/B]!

If the name sounds familiar, it should as the Inferno B.A.T. was originally showcased in the G.I.Joe World way back in 2003! Back then, the Inferno B.A.T. was released as part of an Internet Exclusive Troop Builder Set. Here’s the scoop from the Club –

Seasons Greetings, 

We wanted to share an update and showcase one of the final sample figures from the upcoming FSS 4.0 shipments. 

Here is the Cobra Inferno B.A.T. in its fiery glory, as this action figure and its accessories are molded in translucent RED plastic!

Are you excited to finally hear some news on FSS 4.0? Are you subscribed to this latest round or did you decide to cherry pick the line through online retailers? Sound off on Cobra Island’s [url=http://www.cobraisland.com/forums/showthread.php?23676-G-I-Joe-Collectors-Club-FSS-4-0-Cobra-Inferno-B-A-T-Final-Sample-Reveal]GIJCC FSS 4.0 Cobra Inferno B.A.T. Discussion Thread[/url]!

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