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! 

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Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe Exterior Slipcase Revealed

Over on the 3DJoes Facebook Page, Carson has shared a bit of awesome for your Monday morning –  The exterior slipcase that will be released alongside Volume 6 of “Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe”. 

The slipcase features art by Hector Garrido, Earl Norem, Ron Rudat, Paul Alexander, and Dave Dorman! Now your volumes of “Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe” will have a place to call home that is as brilliant as they are! 

What are your thoughts on this newly revealed slipcase? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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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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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!

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