3.75 Joe – Creating G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Vol. 5 Kickstarter Campaign Countdown

The 3.75″ Joe: Creating G.I.Joe ®: A Real American Hero™ Vol. 5 Kickstarter Campaign is now at roughly 71% funding! With 4 days to go, we’re so close to making this next volume a reality, so go get your pledge in! 

G.I. Joe® * is one of the most recognizable and well known action figure lines in history, yet there is no full story showing the creation process of the G.I. Joe®: A Real American Hero™ brand that ran from 1982-1994

The release of “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero” book series, Volume 5! The fifth book in the series, “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero (Volume 5)” is an 80 page, 9”X10” library of designs and stories ranging from 1982-1994, including some unproduced concepts! This fully colored book will be printed on 100# paper in a Soft Perfect Bind format with a visible spine like a graphic novel. Although there have been many books written about G.I. Joe®, what makes “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero” series unique is the fact that the information shared within the book comes from exclusive interviews with former employees who worked on the G.I. Joe® brand. Some of the things to expect include:

  • The inspiration and influences behind the different figures and vehicles straight from the designers’ point of view…
  •  Alternate names for figures and vehicles pulled from Larry Hama’s dossiers or from the original concepts themselves…
  • Insider stories from former employees ranging from Marketing to Engineering regarding the changes that occurred during the design process…
  • Conceptual designs and photographs that will show the progression and different stages of creating a figure or vehicle. This includes concept pencils and inks, sculpture sheets, color studies, color presentation art, models, and much much more!

You can get your pledge in here: 3.75″ Joe: Creating G.I.Joe ®: A Real American Hero™ Vol. 5

Make sure to grab volume 1 – 4 at 334inchjoe.com if you haven’t already! Will you be pledging towards volume 5? Let us know after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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3.75 Joe – Creating G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Vol. 5 Kickstarter Campaign Update

The 3.75″ Joe: Creating G.I.Joe ®: A Real American Hero™ Vol. 5 Kickstarter Campaign is now just a little under 7K from funding! With 10 days to go, we’re so close to making this next volume a reality, so go get your pledge in! 

G.I. Joe® * is one of the most recognizable and well known action figure lines in history, yet there is no full story showing the creation process of the G.I. Joe®: A Real American Hero™ brand that ran from 1982-1994

The release of “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero” book series, Volume 5! The fifth book in the series, “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero (Volume 5)” is an 80 page, 9”X10” library of designs and stories ranging from 1982-1994, including some unproduced concepts! This fully colored book will be printed on 100# paper in a Soft Perfect Bind format with a visible spine like a graphic novel. Although there have been many books written about G.I. Joe®, what makes “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero” series unique is the fact that the information shared within the book comes from exclusive interviews with former employees who worked on the G.I. Joe® brand. Some of the things to expect include:

  • The inspiration and influences behind the different figures and vehicles straight from the designers’ point of view…
  •  Alternate names for figures and vehicles pulled from Larry Hama’s dossiers or from the original concepts themselves…
  • Insider stories from former employees ranging from Marketing to Engineering regarding the changes that occurred during the design process…
  • Conceptual designs and photographs that will show the progression and different stages of creating a figure or vehicle. This includes concept pencils and inks, sculpture sheets, color studies, color presentation art, models, and much much more!

You can get your pledge in here: 3.75″ Joe: Creating G.I.Joe ®: A Real American Hero™ Vol. 5

Make sure to grab volume 1 – 4 at 334inchjoe.com if you haven’t already! Will you be pledging towards volume 5? Let us know after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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3.75 Joe – Creating G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Vol. 5 Kickstarter Campaign Now Live

Mr. Dan Klingensmith Jr. has shared word that the 3.75″ Joe: Creating G.I.Joe ®: A Real American Hero™ Vol. 5 Kickstarter Campaign is now live! 

G.I. Joe® * is one of the most recognizable and well known action figure lines in history, yet there is no full story showing the creation process of the G.I. Joe®: A Real American Hero™ brand that ran from 1982-1994

The release of “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero” book series, Volume 5! The fifth book in the series, “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero (Volume 5)” is an 80 page, 9”X10” library of designs and stories ranging from 1982-1994, including some unproduced concepts! This fully colored book will be printed on 100# paper in a Soft Perfect Bind format with a visible spine like a graphic novel. Although there have been many books written about G.I. Joe®, what makes “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero” series unique is the fact that the information shared within the book comes from exclusive interviews with former employees who worked on the G.I. Joe® brand. Some of the things to expect include:

  • The inspiration and influences behind the different figures and vehicles straight from the designers’ point of view…
  •  Alternate names for figures and vehicles pulled from Larry Hama’s dossiers or from the original concepts themselves…
  • Insider stories from former employees ranging from Marketing to Engineering regarding the changes that occurred during the design process…
  • Conceptual designs and photographs that will show the progression and different stages of creating a figure or vehicle. This includes concept pencils and inks, sculpture sheets, color studies, color presentation art, models, and much much more!

You can get your pledge in here: 3.75″ Joe: Creating G.I.Joe ®: A Real American Hero™ Vol. 5

Make sure to grab volume 1 – 4 at 334inchjoe.com if you haven’t already! Will you be pledging towards volume 5? Let us know after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Steel City Publishing Shares 3 3/4 G.I.Joe Volume 5 Page Spread

Mr. Dan Klingensmith Jr. has shared a page from volume 5 in his series of books via the 3 3/4 Inch Joe Facebook Page. The page spread features the oh-so-awesome G.I.Joe PAC/Rats! 

 The “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero” series is a library of designs and stories ranging from 1982-1994, including some unproduced concepts! Volume 1 – 4 are fully colored books, printed on 100# paper in a Soft Perfect Bind format with a visible spine like a graphic novel, so there’s no reason to believe that volume 5 will be any different.

Although there have been many books written about G.I. Joe®, what makes “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero” series unique is the fact that the information shared within the book comes from exclusive interviews with former employees who worked on the G.I. Joe® brand. Some of the things to expect include: • The inspiration and influences behind the different figures and vehicles straight from the designers’ point of view… • Alternate names for figures and vehicles pulled from Larry Hama’s dossiers or from the original concepts themselves… • Insider stories from former employees ranging from Marketing to Engineering regarding the changes that occurred during the design process… • Conceptual designs and photographs that will show the progression and different stages of creating a figure or vehicle. This includes concept pencils and inks, sculpture sheets, color studies, color presentation art, models, and much much more!

The list of characters and vehicles that we could potentially see in volume 5 is as follows:

1982 Stalker * 1982 F.L.A.K. * 1982 Stalker * 1982 F.L.A.K. * 1983 Airborne * 1983 Pac Rat Missile Launcher * 1983 Pac Rat Machine Gun
1983 Pac Rat Flamethrower * 1985 Barbecue * 1985 Quick Kick * 1986 Monkey Wrench * 1986 Low-Light * 1987 Techno-Viper * 1987 Fast Draw
1987 Persuader  * 1987 Back Stop * 1988 Toxo-Viper * 1988 Charbroil  * 1989 Scoop * 1989 H.E.A.T.-Viper * 1989 Aero Viper * 1989 Condor Z-25 
1990 Laser Viper * 1990 Decimator * 1990 Hammerhead  * 1990 Ambush * 1991 Heavy-Duty * 1991 Desert Scorpion * 1992 Eel * 1992 Earthquake
 * 1992 Wetsuit * More!

Make sure to grab volume 1 – 4 at 334inchjoe.com if you haven’t already! Will you be adding 3 3/4 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero volume 5 to your collection? Let us know after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Steel City Publishing Teases Potential 3 3/4 Inch Joe Volume 5 Breakdown

Mr. Dan Klingensmith Jr. has shared a potential breakdown of volume 5 in his series of books via the 3 3/4 Inch Joe Facebook Page and the list is quite impressive! For those unfamiliar with Dan’s books (highly unlikely, but just in case), here’s a brief synopsis: 

 The “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero” series is a library of designs and stories ranging from 1982-1994, including some unproduced concepts! Volume 1 – 4 are fully colored books, printed on 100# paper in a Soft Perfect Bind format with a visible spine like a graphic novel, so there’s no reason to believe that volume 5 will be any different.

Although there have been many books written about G.I. Joe®, what makes “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero” series unique is the fact that the information shared within the book comes from exclusive interviews with former employees who worked on the G.I. Joe® brand. Some of the things to expect include: • The inspiration and influences behind the different figures and vehicles straight from the designers’ point of view… • Alternate names for figures and vehicles pulled from Larry Hama’s dossiers or from the original concepts themselves… • Insider stories from former employees ranging from Marketing to Engineering regarding the changes that occurred during the design process… • Conceptual designs and photographs that will show the progression and different stages of creating a figure or vehicle. This includes concept pencils and inks, sculpture sheets, color studies, color presentation art, models, and much much more!

The list of characters and vehicles that we could potentially see in volume 5 is as follows:

1982 Stalker * 1982 F.L.A.K. * 1982 Stalker * 1982 F.L.A.K. * 1983 Airborne * 1983 Pac Rat Missile Launcher * 1983 Pac Rat Machine Gun
1983 Pac Rat Flamethrower * 1985 Barbecue * 1985 Quick Kick * 1986 Monkey Wrench * 1986 Low-Light * 1987 Techno-Viper * 1987 Fast Draw
1987 Persuader  * 1987 Back Stop * 1988 Toxo-Viper * 1988 Charbroil  * 1989 Scoop * 1989 H.E.A.T.-Viper * 1989 Aero Viper * 1989 Condor Z-25 
1990 Laser Viper * 1990 Decimator * 1990 Hammerhead  * 1990 Ambush * 1991 Heavy-Duty * 1991 Desert Scorpion * 1992 Eel * 1992 Earthquake
 * 1992 Wetsuit * More!

Make sure to grab volume 1 – 4 at 334inchjoe.com if you haven’t already! What are your thoughts on the potential line up for 3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero volume 5? Let us know after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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