Collecting the art of G.I.I.Joe Double Boxed Slipcase Now Shipping

What a great surprise from Carson & 3DJoes.com! Today via the 3DJoes Instagram Account, word was shared that the Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe (1982-1994) double boxed slipcase is shipping now as a free bonus to all Vol.5 & Vol. 6 Kickstarter backers and will also be available to attendees at GIJoeCon 2018

Carson’s generosity knows no bounds! On behalf of all of us here on CobraIsland.com, we salute 3DJoes.com and all that Carson does for our community! 

Did you get in on this campaign? If so, did you opt to have Volume 5 shipped, or did you holding off until Volume 6 is released? Get in on the conversation already in progress after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe Volume 5 Now Shipping

Heads up, Cobra Island! Collecting the art of G.I.Joe Volume 5 from 3DJoes is now shipping! For those that contributed to the Collecting the art of G.I. Joe: Volumes 5 and 6 Kickstarter Campaign, we were given the option of shipping Volume 5 now, or having Volume 5 ship later when Volume 6 and the slipcover ship (later this year). 

If you opted to have volume 5 shipped now rather than later, then keep it locked on those mailboxes as there’s a whole lot of awesome on its way to you! 

Did you get in on this campaign? If so, did you opt to have Volume 5 shipped now, or are you holding off until Volume 6 is released? Get in on the conversation already in progress after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Cobra Island Flashback Friday – G.I.Joe A Real American Hero For The Nintendo Entertainment System

For this #FlashbackFriday, we’re taking a look at the 1991 G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Game for the Nintendo Entertainment System! 

Way back in 1991 (can you believe that was 27 years ago?!), Taxan published G.I.Joe A Real American Hero for the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System). Based on Joes from that era, G.I.Joe was a “Run and Gun” style game where you could play as Blizzard, Captain Grid-Iron, Duke, Rock & Roll, and Snake Eyes. Below is a full playthrough of the game, Courtesy of Heroes of Xanadu on YouTube

Did you own G.I.Joe A Real American Hero for NES? What were your thoughts of the game? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Collecting the art of G.I. Joe Slipcase Concepts and More International Art

With just over a day to go, the team at 3D Joes wanted to say THANK YOU to every single backer! The latest campaign has received more pledges this time around than ever before, and they are thrilled that they will be able to complete the mission of documenting every piece of painted A Real American Hero art!

3D Joes has  been working on slipcase ideas, and they want your input! Please head over to 3D Joes and let’em know which of these designs you prefer: 

  • To the Rescue
  • 1985 Catalog Cover
  • Artwork Collage

Make sure to get your pledge in for Collecting the art of G.I. Joe: Volumes 5 and 6 (1990-1994) and add these amazing new offerings to your G.I.Joe Library. Get in on the discussion already in progress right here on the Cobra Island Forums

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Collecting the art of G.I. Joe: Volumes 5, 6 and Slipcase are a GO

It’s done! We did it! With your help 3D Joes will be able to complete the mission of documenting every piece of G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero painted art released from 1982-1994 in the United States!

So now that Volumes five, six and the slip cover have been funded, what’s next? The money raised above goal will go to two places: 

  • Volume 6 (1993-1994) needs more great art, and it won’t be cheap! (more on that below)
  • Volume 3 (1986-1987) will be reprinted to fill all Kickstarter orders and keep these books in print for G.I.Joe fans both old and new

Carson shared a full breakdown that you can read after the break below. Included in the breakdown are details on what volume 6 will include and fans are gonna love it! There will be 20 pages of unreleased and international art in Volume 6. We realize this will only be a drop in the bucket relative to all of the art created around the world to support our favorite toy line, but it will be an interesting cross-sectional survey and hopefully it will inspire some of you to collect international Joes. To give you an idea of what we’ll see, check out this out – 

Make sure to get your pledge in for Collecting the art of G.I. Joe: Volumes 5 and 6 (1990-1994) and add these amazing new offerings to your G.I.Joe Library. Get in on the discussion already in progress right here on the Cobra Island Forums

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Collecting the art of G.I. Joe: Volume 5 (1990-1992) now on Kickstarter

3DJoes shared word yesterday that Collecting the art of G.I.Joe Volume 5 (1990-1992) is now live on Kickstarter! It’s no surprise that volume 5 has already blown through it’s initial goal funding of $11K, so by pledging you’re already guaranteed a copy. The fun part? One of the stretch goals is for Volume 6 which will cover 1993 – 1994. To hit this goal, the campaign must reach $22K…but at $15K after just one day, things are looking very hopeful!

Thanks to Chad Hucal, 3DJoes is ready to go to press with Volume 5! Volume 1 featured 62 unique pieces of art, Volume 2 featured 95, Volume 3 featured 126, and Volume 4 featured 147. Volume 5 is bigger than ever, featuring 158 unique pieces of art and covering three years of material! 

The cover will once again be card stock with an AccuFoil print, and the 80# pages will be saddle stitched, so the two page 11×16” spreads can lay flat and art will not be lost to the gutter! You’ll be glad to know the price hasn’t changed, we’re holding the line at $35 for the Accufoil Softcover. We’ve mirrored the tiers below, so make sure to read on to check them out. 

Will you be getting in on Volume 5? Or will you be going in for both Volume 5 & 6 like we did? Join in on the discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums

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