3DJoes Presents Joes Anatomy Stop Motion Video

A new episode of “Joe’s Anatomy” has been posted by 3DJoes.com to the 3DJoes.com Facebook page 

In this episode of Joes’ Anatomy, a squad of Joes rush to the infirmary of their secret underground headquarters to save one of their fallen comrades….

Joes' Anatomy

In this episode of Joes' Anatomy, a squad of Joes rush to the infirmary of their secret underground headquarters to save one of their fallen comrades….——–­——————————–Written, Produced, and Directed by Carson Mataxis & Joe GoldstonSet design and animation by Joe Goldston (http://toypalace.weebly.com/gi-joe-toys-for-sale.html)Sound design and editing by Carson Mataxis (http://www.3DJoes.com)Voices by:Jad BeanJoe GoldstonCarson MataxisJoy MataxisKevin SilvaGeoff Zeger——–­——————————–This film was shot with a Canon T2i using Dragonframe stop-motion capture software and a lot of patience. The set was constructed from scratch by Joe Goldston. Some props were constructed from scratch (like the vending machines), and the rest were purchased from the Marauder "Gun-Runners" (http://www.marauderinc.com/).——–­——————————–A BIG thank you to Hasbro and Larry Hama, for the countless G.I. Joe memories!Special Thanks toJulian ThompsonJad BeanKevin Silva

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Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 5 (1990-1992) Is Heading To Kickstarter

Word has come in from our friends from 3D Joes have shared more exciting news regarding Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 5 (1990-1992). The next volume is almost ready for Kickstarter! From Carson – 

Here’s some interesting history we’ve gleaned from the Hasbro tour, HasCon displays, and recently acquired artifacts. From 1982-1988 all explosion backgrounds were painted and horizontal lines drawn along with the figure. We even saw Tiger Force Duke on tour at Hasbro during HasCon and he’s fully repainted, including the tiger stripe background. In 1989, things changed. The Python Patrol and Slaughter’s Marauders backgrounds were added in a step separate from the painting (we saw the original Python CG painting with the 1985 CG explosion background on tour at Hasbro during HasCon).

The sub-line backgrounds (Python Patrol, Slaughter’s Marauders, Sonic Fighters, Eco Warriors, Super Sonic Fighters, DEF, Ninja Force, and Talking Battle Commanders) were all added separately in post. By now desktop publishing was readily available, so we can assume that step happened digitally, since the only painting artifacts we’ve seen are the figures themselves.

The horizontal lines for the main Joe line continued through 1992, but they were likely added in post beginning in 1990. From 1986-1989 the artist avoiding having the figures and vehicles overlap with the horizontal lines, but by 1990 that was no longer a challenge when adding them in post and thus happened much more frequently.

By 1993, all carded figures were painted without backgrounds, and those were added in post. These Kodak Ektachromes show the 1992 DEF figures and the 1990 Cobra Hurricane paintings without backgrounds.

We’ve mirrored the shared images below,  Are you as excited as we are to add Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe Volume 5 to your collection? Will you be circling back to pick up previous volumes, or do you already own them all? Get in on the discussion on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe Volume 5 From 3DJoes.com Is Picking Up Steam

Usually vehicles and playsets received product photos to show off the play features… but not the Hammerhead! The Hammerhead received a huge inset painting with fun details such as S.A.W.-Viper, the fiercest of the Cobras, manning his underwater craft without scuba gear.

Our friends from 3DJoes.com are excited to note that volume 5 is picking up steam; Carson & Company have finished collecting, documenting, and restoring every retail figure, vehicle and playset from 1990-1992, so next up is book layout and restoration of the last several peripheral pieces and then they’re ready to Kickstart!

If you haven’t already, make sure to prep for volume 5 by picking up volumes 1 through 4:

Or get the complete Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volumes 1–4 (1982–1989) series and save $10 off the cover price! Are you as excited as we are to add Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe Volume 5 to your collection? Will you be circling back to pick up previous volumes, or do you already own them all? Get in on the discussion on the Cobra Island Forums!

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A Message From Larry Hama

Thanks to our friends from 3D Joes for the heads up on this briefing from Mr. Larry Hama that was sent to Comic Book Retailers regarding the “Dawn of the Arashikage” story arc. Starting in issue #246 and culminating in a special over-sized issue #250, this new arc teams the Master, Larry Hama, with the amazing art stylings of Netho Diaz!  

Make sure to add these issues to your pull list, as this arc is going to be one that G.I.Joe fans won’t want to miss! Will you be adding the “Dawn of the Arashikage” story arc to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Michael Mercy reviews 3D Joes Art of G.I. Joe vol 1!

Our good friend Michael Mercy stopped by to share word of his latest G.I.Joe review! This time around, Michael sinks his teeth in to the Art of G.I.Joe Volume 1 from 3D Joes! This is one review you won’t want to miss! Check it out – 

Make sure to subscribe to Michael’s YouTube channel for more awesome reviews just like this one! What are your thoughts on the Art of G.I.Joe volume 1? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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Micro Vehicles

Micro Vehicles on 3D Joes

3D Joes updated their page with a brand new entry–G.I. Joe Micro Vehicles!  Here’s what 3D Joes had to say about the Micro Vehicles!

In 1989, Micro Figures were packaged free with select carded figures. They were sold in subsequent years through offers packed in with vehicles and playsets. The 1991 “Escape from Doom!” booklet offered the Micro Figures once again and introduced the Micro Vehicles.

Check out the 3D Joes Micro Vehicles page for a look at these awesome toys!

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Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 (1982–1983) by 3D Joes!

3D Joes announced that their book, Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 (1982–1983) is now available!

Hello G.I.Joe fans!

I’m excited to announce that as of today the $35 accufoil softcover of Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 (1982-1983) is in stock and ready to order!

There are only ~150 or so copies left over after the Kickstarter, so please don’t hesitate to place your order. Depending on demand, their might be a second print. All orders will begin shipping next Monday, August 3rd.

In case you missed the Kickstarter, Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 (1982-1983) is a 64 page 8″x11″ celebration of the art of G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero! Volume 1 features a foreword by H. Kirk Bozigian, the original G.I.Joe Brand Manager from 1982-1995, and it covers the first two years of figures, vehicles, playsets and peripheral painted art. Visit 3DJoes.com/books to see all 64 pages as well as hardcover options, or visit this page to see in hand photos of the $35 softcover and place your order!

Volume 2 is in the works and will cover all of the 1984-1985 painted art of G.I.Joe, so stay tuned for more details on that!

Finally, there are ~50 sets of “To the Rescue” + ”Stars and Stripes Forever” left. Visit3DJoes.com/posters to add those to your order.

As always, thank you for your support and encouragement!

Carson

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