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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3DJoes Presents 3DJoes Cribs On YouTube!

Our friends from 3DJoes have launched a new segment via their YouTube Channel – 3DJoes Cribs! The first episode introduces us to the amazing collection of Admiral Snackbar. Check it out – 

What are your thoughts on the first episode of 3DJoes: Cribs? Share your thoughts on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Collecting the Art of G.I. Joe

Collecting the Art of G.I. Joe On Sale

We’ve got exciting news via the 3DJoes Twitter Page!  The first two volumes of Collecting the Art of G.I. Joe are now on sale at the 3DJoes website!

Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe v1 + v2 are available now!

Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe Volume 1 is a 64 page 8″x11″ celebration of the art of G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero, while Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe Volume 2 clocks in at a whopping 78 pages! Together, these two volumes cover the first four years of G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero and feature every carded figure, vehicle, playset and peripheral painted art. Both volumes feature a foreword by H. Kirk Bozigian, G.I.Joe Brand Manager from 1982-1995. These $35 softcovers feature 80# paper and stunning 11″x16″ wrap-around card stock foil print covers!

If you want some awesome art from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero era of G.I. Joe, then Collecting the Art of G.I. Joe is for you!

Collecting the Art of G.I. Joe discussion!

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3DJoes Auctions to benefit the family of Master Sergeant Josh Wheeler!

3DJoes announced that they’ve posted two auctions to benefit the family of Master Sergeant Josh Wheeler!

Master Sergeant Joshua Wheeler was a United States Army Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (aka Delta Force) Master Sergeant. A veteran of 14 deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Wheeler earned four Bronze Stars with the letter V (awarded for valor in combat) and seven Bronze Stars (awarded for heroic or meritorious service in a combat zones). He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.

He served in the single most elite unit the U.S. has to offer, and he truly is one of the best of the best. His sacrifices are endless and certainly unfathomable to most. Not only was he a exemplary Soldier but also a husband, a father of four, and a local to our hometown of Southern Pines.

​On Oct 22, 2015 Master Sergeant Josh Wheeler was killed in action while saving over 70 innocent captives from Islamic State militants. The New York Times reported:

“When Kurdish commandos went on a helicopter raid to rescue about 70 hostages who were about to be executed by Islamic State militants, the plan called for the Americans who accompanied them to offer support, not join in the action… But then the Kurdish attack on the prison where the hostages were held stalled, and Sergeant Wheeler responded. “He ran to the sound of the guns.” … The Kurdish fighters, known as pesh merga, tried to blast a hole in the compound’s outer wall, but could not. Sergeant Wheeler and another American, part of a team of 10 to 20 Delta Force operators who were present, ran up to the wall, breached it with explosives, and were the first ones through the hole.”

Master Sergeant Josh Wheeler discussion!

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The 1983 Tyco G.I.Joe Electric Train and Battle Set has arrived at 3DJoes!

3DJoes has shared news of a fantastic new addition to the 3DJoes.com website – the [B]1983 Tyco G.I.Joe Electric Train and Battle Set[/B]!

The Electric Train and Battle Set features dozens of vehicles, figures and accessories. The primary attraction is a 5 unit electric train set. Cobra and G.I.Joe each come equipped 26 troops, two tanks and a jeep. The Joes also have a helicopter and a boat, while Cobra has a bridge. The set documented on the 3DJoes page was a MIB sample, so they’ve also documented the unboxing for this classic piece for the G.I.Joe Community to see! This is the most heavily documented item on 3DJoes to date!

Continue reading to grab the link and to share your thoughts on this piece of G.I.Joe history!

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Collecting the art of G.I.JoeVolume 1 Kickstarter by 3DJoes

3DJoes stopped by to share his latest project with us. For those of you that love vintage G.I.Joe A Real American Hero artwork, then this’ll definitely spark your interest! Here are the details –

Collecting the art of G.I. Joe: Volume 1 (1982–1983) is now seeking funding on Kickstarter!

Collecting the Art of G.I. Joe: Volume 1 is a 60 page 8″x11″ celebration of the painted art of G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero. It covers the first two years of figures, vehicles, playsets and peripheral painted art, and includes a foreword by the original G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero Brand Manager, Kirk Bozigian!

Don’t miss the sponsor opportunities and the Kickstarter exclusive “To the Rescue” and “Stars and Stripes Forever” posters, limited to 100 copies of each.

The campaign ends ends on June 8th, so please make a pledge today!

[url=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/3djoes/collecting-the-art-of-gijoe-volume-1-1982-1983]Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 (1982-1983)[/url]

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Operation Decoy!

We’ve got some awesome cover artwork from the G.I. Joe: Operation Decoy coloring book, thanks to 3DJoes!

3DJoes is currently working on a book with painted G.I. Joe artwork from 1982-1983:

I’m working on a book that collects all of the 1982-1983 painted art of G.I. Joe and came across this beauty!

This incredible Earl Norem illustration adorned the cover of “Operation Decoy” (a Super-Size Coloring Book released in 1983).

Here’s more incredible art from Earl Norem:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Earl-Norem-Art/47732237276?sk=photos_stream&tab=photos_stream

Operation Decoy cover art discussion!

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3DJoes Stars and Stripes Forever and To the Rescue Posters Have Arrived!

[url=http://www.3djoes.com]3DJoes[/url] has a new update to share  – Stars and Stripes Forever and To the Rescue posters have arrived!

3DJ picked up both “To the Rescue” and “Stars and Stripes Forever” posters with the original mailing tube at JoeCon! It was his priciest acquisition of the show, but worth every penny!

“Stars and Stripes Forever” was painted by Ron Rudat, and “To the Rescue” was commissioned by Aladdin Thermos for their tin lunch box. Find out more about these beautiful posters and marvel at the close up image galleries over on the [url=http://www.3djoes.com/1982-mail-order-posters.html]1982 mail order posters page! [/url] Be sure to check out all of the other art under the print tab while you’re there!

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3DJoes is headed to Springfield!!

3DJoes is headed to Springfield, and there’s three reasons you should stop by their booth to say hello!

#1: Free foil postcards from the 3DJoes kickstarter campaign!
Stop by the 3DJoes booth for one of three free foil 3DJoes postcards. Also, they’ll be raffling off the two remaining uncut foil “to the rescue” sheets via the hourly club giveaway! (only 10 were made)

#2: Check out all six 3DJoes posters!
They’ll be giving away a set of all three postcards with each poster purchase (one set per customer please, so everyone gets a chance). All proceeds help keep 3DJoes.com spinning ad free!

#3: “Collecting the Art of G.I. Joe vol.1”
They’ll be revealing the highly anticipated “Collecting the Art of G.I. Joe” hardcover at the WOJM panel from 11-11:50 on Sunday! This coffee table tribute features card  stock pages with rich photo paper and is the perfect tribute to the timeless art of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. Please come show your support at the panel, and stop by the booth any time throughout the convention for a sneak peek!

So make sure you swing by the 3DJoes booth and show your support! 

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