[b]James Kavanaugh, Jr[/b], who wrote the [b]R.A.H.C. Guide[/b] has a new [b]G.I. Joe[/b] book, [b]Rank & File – A Guide to Third Generation 4” G.I. Joe Action Figures[/b]!
Mr. Kavanaugh announced that Rank and File will be available for purchase at JoeCon!
The adventure has evolved in Rank & File – A Guide to Third Generation 4” G.I. Joe Action Figures!
After a brief hiatus in 2006 that allowed G.I. Joe to flourish in other areas, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero went in a new stylistic direction that is still predominately used today! Not only did fans get to revisit some of their most cherished icons within the G.I. Joe mythos, they were introduced to new characters that are now known and loved.
The Rank & File Guide v1 is the introductory volume of a series of guides that fully displays every G.I. Joe action figure produced between the 25th Anniversary and today, complete with every accessory and variation produced. Volume 1 begins with a introduction to G.I. Joe, discussing its 1964 origins all the way up to the Real American Hero line in its first two generations, and then fully explores the 25th Anniversary and Resolute series of 4″ action figures. Not only are the accessories shown, they have been carefully cataloged in an upcoming section to guarantee the proper shade of accessory goes to the appropriate action figure. To top it off, every vehicle and play set released in the 4″ era has been documented and every easily removable piece has been individually photographed, ensuring collector completion.
This full color, 52 page resource manual beautifully illustrates the two series’ 275 action figures, 29 vehicles and every accessory, including all known variations. Not only is every accessory present and accounted for, they have each been assigned a unique number and identified throughout the resource guide. Each action figure has been carefully examined between its initial run and further re-releases to ensure that an accurate sample is clearly and concisely presented, perfect for the collector who is identifying individual action figures or sorting through unorganized lots.
Whether you’re a seasoned or rejuvenated collector, enthusiast, or toy vendor; the Rank & File Guide is the definitive compilation for G.I. Joe action figures, vehicles and play sets produced between 2007 to today. Let the Rank & File Guide serve as a reference for completion or a scrap book to the next big turning point of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.
You can discuss this exciting new book, and check out some preview images, in the [url=http://www.cobraisland.com/forums/showthread.php?22131-Rank-and-File-on-sale-at-JoeCon!]Rank and File discussion[/url] thread!
James Kavanaugh, Jr provided more info about Rank and File, as well as Cobra Island exclusive images!
The MSRP for The Rank & File Guide Volume 1 is $20. Volume 1 will be first available at Joe Con in Springfield, IL and available to purchase online after the show at [url]www.rahcguide.com[/url]. Buyer will pay all additional shipping and handling costs. If you have purchased the R.A.H.C. Guide, the process will be very similar. This guide was self published and produced in quantities reflecting the R.A.H.C. Guide’s sales so do not hesitate in ordering if owning a guide is a priority. You can join the mailing list at: [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email] and like on Facebook at: [url]www.facebook.com/RAHCGuide[/url] to get the latest updates between press releases.
In order to get content to the fans as quickly as possible, the decision was made to divide the series up into, as of this announcement, up to six volumes. They working divisions are as follows:
Volume 1: Introduction, 25th Anniversary, Resolute
Volume 2: The Rise of Cobra, Pursuit of Cobra
Volume 3: Celebrating 30 Years of A Real American Hero / Renegades, Retaliation, Basic G.I. Joe Asst., 50 (should include 2015 figures and possibly beyond).
Volume 4: Convention Exclusives, G.I. Joe Collector’s Club (up to at least 2015)
Volume 5: Complete and organized Accessories section comprised of Volumes 1 through 4
*** Depending on sales and other factors*** Volume 6: Complete Sealed Packages comprised of Volumes 1 through 4.
James M. Kavanaugh Jr. “KuuKuuSon,” “Noted Author,” “Oh, that guy… great…”