New Jersey Collectors Convention 2018 Summer Show Announced

The New Jersey Collectors Convesntion announced their upcoming summer dates.

Those dates are Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th.

Boss Fight Studio and Marauder “Gun Runners” are frequent guests to this show. Are you going to attend? Let us know in our forums!

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Assembly Required 2018 Date Revealed

Codename: Iowa have revealed the date for Assembly Required 2018.

The show will be on November 10th, 2018!

As we know from the Joes, it takes people of all stripes to form a team. At ASSEMBLY REQUIRED, hardcore collectors and casual fans unite to celebrate, debate and discuss the past, present and future of our favorite Real American Heroes. Join us as we continue to celebrate the legacy of G.I. Joe!

– Dioramas, displays and vendors to help build your collection
– Exciting exhibit and artifacts presented by Joe DeclassIfied
– Custom classes and workshop from Joe Customs
– Special kids “Recon mission” with prizes
– Official event merchandise and artwork
– Get your photo taken with the 234th Tigerhawks The Finest
– Custom contests for both kids and kids-at-heart
– Meet RON WAGNER, comics artist for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, The Punisher, Nth Man: The Ultimate Ninja, and more.
– Free to attend

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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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JoeFest Toy and Comic Show – Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st

It’s time! Can you believe it?! JoeFest Toy & Comic Show in beautiful Augusta, GA kicks off tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st! Over the last few months, we’ve brought you news on all sorts of awesome that will be available at the show – 

  • Guests from the G.I.Joe Art World including  Robert Atkins, Brian Shearer, Jason Mark Sobol, Tom Feister and more
  • Custom Souvenirs from Swizzlesticks, Brian’s Customs, Short Bus Customs, Brian Kossin and more
  • Cosplay & Cosplay based Custom Figures of Mary Mercenary Cosplay and Revenge City Cosplay
  • So, so much more! 

For more details and to pick up your tickets, check out  www.augustatoyandcomicshow.com. Will we be seeing you at the show? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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JoeFest Toy and Comic Show Exclusive Action Force SAS Beaver By ROMA Collectibles

Yesterday we brought you word of a pair of customs being offered by ROMA Collectibles exclusively at JoeFest Toy & Comic Show. The first figure revealed is Count DuSang, a french Intelligence officer whose allegiance is to the Red Shadows. Don’t worry, a retired member of the Action Force SAS is hot on his trail, Action Force SAS Beaver!

An older, wiser and more grizzled veteran, coming out of retirement for one last mission: To bring Count DuSang in for justice. Just like in the 80s, Beaver comes equipped with his trusty yellow life vest and Silent Attack Kayak, to steer the waterways and clean up the awful mess that is the Red Shadow plague.

This 2 figure set is extremely limited (only 6 available), so make sure to hit the ROMA table early as these will surely sell out FAST! Will you be at JoeFest Toy & Comic Show this coming weekend? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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JoeFest Toy and Comic Show Exclusive Red Shadows Count DuSang By Roma Collectibles

Now on to some lighter news – JoeFest Toy & Comic Show is less than a week away! Can you believe it? It seems like just yesterday hype for the show was building and now it’s finally here! 

Over the last few months, we’ve shared word on all the amazing exclusives available at the event. Well, better make some more room on that shelf and add more scratch to that wallet, as Roma Collectibles has revealed that they’ll be offering a pair of exclusives at JoeFest!

The first figure revealed is Count DuSang, a french Intelligence officer whose allegiance is to the Red Shadows. Don’t worry, a retired member of the Action Force SAS is hot on his trail. Find out who he is tomorrow! 

This 2 figure set is extremely limited (only 6 available), so make sure to hit the ROMA table early as these will surely sell out FAST! Will you be at JoeFest Toy & Comic Show this coming weekend? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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JoeFest Toy and Comic Show Just Two Weeks Away

There’s just over two weeks to go until JoeFest Toy & Comic Show in beautiful Augusta, GA! Over the last few months, we’ve brought you news on all sorts of awesome that will be available at the show – 

  • Guests from the G.I.Joe Art World including  Robert Atkins, Brian Shearer, Jason Mark Sobol, Tom Feister and more
  • Custom Souvenirs from Swizzlesticks, Brian’s Customs, Short Bus Customs, Brian Kossin and more
  • Cosplay based Custom Figures of Mary Mercenary Cosplay and Revenge City Cosplay
  • So, so much more! 

For more details and to pick up your tickets, check out  www.augustatoyandcomicshow.com. Will we be seeing you at the show? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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JoeFest Toy and Comic Show Exclusive Art Prints Revealed

JoeFest Toy & Comic Show  is excited to announce two exclusive art prints by attending freelance and Marvel artist Jason Mark Sobol, who will have these at his table this April 21!.

The artwork is based on two exclusive action figures by JoeFest Toy & Comic Show and Scorched Earth Creations. Get them early as they will surely disappear quickly. Tickets available now: JoeFest Toy & Comic Show Tickets

Hope to see you at the show! Will you be in attendance? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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