G.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription 6 Offerings Now Available in Club Store

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has sent out an e-mail blast advising members that remaining pieces from FSS 6 are now available in the Club Store! Please note that these offerings are limited to (2) per Membership. Please also note that some cards may have some slight creasing and bends. 

Up for grabs are: 

Will you be adding any of these offerings to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription Service 8 13th Figure Teaser Revealed

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club‘s has shared a teaser for the 13th figure from FSS 8, the final Figure Subscription Service. Here’s the scoop – 

G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club members that order and complete the FSS 8.0 subscription will receive a bonus carded 13th mystery figure with their sixth shipment. However, this bonus figure will remain a mystery until the final shipment! Since we have previewed all twelve limited edition figures for this final FSS, we are only going to offer ONE major clue about the mystery figure that will make a great addition to your modern era collection:

– Ninja Force

Make sure to get your subscription before the deadline!

There’s only 4 figures left in Ninja Force that haven’t seen a Modern Era update: Banzai , T’gin Zu (unless you count the Dollar General series 2 Storm Shadow), Snake Eyes & Zartan

Considering that mask on Bushido is new, our money is on Banzai. What are your thoughts? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forumss! Special Thanks to our friends from Just Another G.I.Joe Show for the heads up!

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription Service 8 Deadline – May 2, 2018

For those that are still on the fence about FSS 8, please keep in mind that the cut off to join the G.I.Joe Collectors Club‘s final Figure Subscription Service is tomorrow, Wednesday, May 2nd. 

To re-cap, the characters included in FSS 8 are: 

  • Captain Grid-Iron, Fast Draw, Red Laser, Bulletproof, Lt. Clay Moore, Clutch v2, Blizzard, Payload, Overkill, Recoil, Bushido, Munitia

The cost of the twelve-figure subscription service is $384.00 (+ shipping for 6 shipments). You can pay all at once or in three installments of $128.00 (billed to your credit card). When you subscribe and choose to pay by Installment, you will be billed for the first two month’s shipments. Then in October 2018, you will be billed for the 3rd and 4th months’ shipments and finally in December 2018, you will be billed for the final two months’ shipments. Upon subscription completion, you will receive a bonus carded 13th mystery figure with the last shipment.

Please note that for the installment payment option, there is a $6 service charge per billing while the pay in full option has one $6 service charge. Please also note that for installment buyers, there is an additional charge each time a billing is attempted if your card is not approved. If your card has been declined and we have to re-bill, we will only be able to retry your billing three (3) times before your subscription is cancelled. Each retry has an additional fee added to your total charge (please see the Terms and Conditions.)

 

Will you be getting in on the Final FSS from the G.I.Joe Collectors Club? Sound off after the break onthe Cobra Island Forums!

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G.I. Jokes Series 2 Die-cut Sticker Set By Mark Pingitore Now Available

Heads up, Islanders! The G.I.Jokes Series 2 Die-Cut Sticker Set by Mark Pingitore is now available!  At the tail end of last year, we brought you word on Mark Pingitore’s G.I. Joke series, which includes a set of die-cut sticker trading cards. The G.I. Jokes Series 1 Die-cut Sticker Set has now received a wave mate, as Mark has launched the G.I.Jokes Series 2  on Thursday, April 26, 2018! 

Mark also shared word that a selection of 11×17 Mini Posters are now available! There are three to start, more to come. Each one is signed and numbered out of 50. The initial selection includes Commandin’ Brandon, who is pictured alongside a pair of teasers from Series 2 above. 

We can’t wait to add Series 2 to our collection! What about you? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Cobra Island Invades East Coast Comic Con 2018

This past Saturday I had the pleasure to attend the 2018 East Coast Comic Con. Among those in attendance were the great Larry Hama, Michael Golden, Mike Zeck, Mark Pingitore (of G.I. Jokes fame) and many more talented people who have worked on our beloved G.I. Joe over the years.

It was quite a fun atmosphere with friendly fans. I was able to secure the “Great Lakes Comic Con” Variant of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #224 and have it signed in person by both Writer Larry Hama and Cover Artist Mike Zeck. I also got some awesome prints signed by Mike Zeck and Michael Golden. I met a fantastic artist and bought a couple of amazing G.I. Joe/Cobra Prints from artist George Vega.

There were tons of dealers with more comics than you could imagine. Unfortunately for me, I have been in search of a couple of series that don’t fall into the Superhero genre, so they were impossible to find at this convention. If you were looking for Superhero books though, this was the place. I saw books from the 1940’s right up through to today, along with pages of original comic book art for sale.

The TV Celebrity guests included the cast of “Starsky and Hutch“, Butch “Eddie Munster” Patrick, Mickey Dolenz of “The Monkees”, Lee Meriwether (Catwoman in the 1960’s Batman), David Yost (The Original Blue Power Ranger) and some famous TV Cars, like the Batmobile, The Munster Mobile and a few screen-used Gran Torino’s from “Starsky and Hutch”.

The lines for most signings were quite reasonable. The only line that was absolutely insane was that of Jim Starlin, the creator of Thanos. With the villain shattering box office records in this past weekend’s release of “Avengers: Infinity War”, that was no surprise.

To sum it all up, it was a fantastic day full of fun, meeting other fans, meeting creators and just hanging out with many like-minded individuals. I can’t recommend the experience enough.

We’ve gathered a gallery of images from the event, so make sure to read more below to see first hand shots from the Convention. Get in in the #ECCC2018 discussion in progress on the Cobra Island Forums. 

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription Service 8 Munitia Preview

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has shared the twelfth and final reveal from FSS 8, the final Figure Subscription Service. A bittersweet moment for some, without question. That said, let’s get to it – Check out the  Cobra Mercenary, Munitia!

COBRA MERCENARY – Code Name: MUNITIA

(Inspired by the 2008 DTC: GIJCC action figure.) Features NEW head sculpt! Includes: bladed pistol, assault rifle, radio, and figure stand.

NOTE: These modern era club exclusive action figures will not be exact replicas of their vintage counterparts. All images are Photoshop mock-up representations, final product, accessories and/or colors will vary!
 
Will you be joining on on FSS 8 or adding Munitia to your collection via the secondary market? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums!

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription Service 8 Bushido Preview

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has shared the eleventh reveal from FSS 8, the final Figure Subscription Service. Check out the G.I.Joe Nina Commando, Bushido!

G.I. JOE NINJA COMMANDO – Code Name: BUSHIDO

(Inspired by the 1993 action figure.) Features NEW samurai face mask! Includes: removable samurai helmet with face mask, tactical harness, double sheath with swords x 2, Kusarigama weapon, and figure stand. 

NOTE: These modern era club exclusive action figures will not be exact replicas of their vintage counterparts. All images are Photoshop mock-up representations, final product, accessories and/or colors will vary!
 
Will you be joining on on FSS 8 or adding Bushido to your collection via the secondary market? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Cobra Island Flashback Friday – 1992 Hasbro UK Woolworths Exclusive G.I.Joe 3 Pack

For this edition of #FlashbackFriday, we’re taking a look at quite the rarity – a Hasbro UK Woolworths Exclusive G.I.Joe 3 Pack. Thanks to Mr. Gary Atkinson and by extension, the G.I.Joe Green Shirts Group on Facebook, we get to take a look at one of these incredible sets that was only available at Woolworths in the U.K. in 1992. There were 3 different packs available, with some fun artwork to boot! This particular offering included the G.I.Joe team members Bullhorn and Pathfinder alongside a Cobra Night Creeper. Check it out – 

What’s interesting is the set features unique art work; Note the absence of individual file cards on the back. Instead, the characters that were chosen to be included in each set can be seen on the reverse of the card back in action poses, alongside the promotional roster of other G.I.Joe and Cobra offerings available. Also fun to note is that on the front of the card, buyers are informed that if they buy 2 figures, they’ll get one free! All for the low, low price of  $6.98 british pounds, or $9.62 USD. 

We can’t thank Gary enough for providing us the opportunity to share this Oldskoolnostalgia Classic with you. What are your thoughts on this Woolworths Exclusive G.I.Joe 3 Pack? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription Service 8 Recoil Preview

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has shared the tenth reveal from FSS 8, the final Figure Subscription Service. Check out the G.I.Joe L.R.R.P. Trooper, Recoil!

G.I. JOE L.R.R.P. TROOPER  – Code Name: RECOIL
(Inspired by the 1989 action figure.) Features re-tooled mine case & dual weapon! Includes: removable helmet, tactical harness, pistol, assault rifle, mine case, dual tactical weapon, backpack, combat knife, radio, and figure stand.

Will you be joining on on FSS 8 or adding Recoil to your collection via the secondary market? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums!

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription Service 8 Overkill Preview

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has shared the Ninth reveal from FSS 8, the final Figure Subscription Service. Check out the Cobra B.A.T. Leader, Overkill!

COBRA B.A.T. LEADER Code Name: OVER KILL
(Inspired by the 2003 version 2 action figure.)
Includes: removable helmet, harness, “human” face mask, neckerchief, gauntlet, claw hands x 2, rivet gun, hand-held assault weapon, and figure stand.

Will you be joining on on FSS 8 or adding Overkill to your collection via the secondary market? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums!

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