Custom Modern Era G.I.Joe Budo By Stronox Customs

Check out this incredible modern era take on the G.I.Joe Samurai, Budo by Stronox Customs! This brilliant update of the classic character is one that I’m sure many would love to add to their collection. 

From Stronox: An updated verison of my original design from years ago…This version blends elements of the traditional samurai with the modern soldier. Very pleased with how he came out! If you are interested in owning this piece, he is available now on eBay by following the link above. As always, thanks for having a look at my work!

This modern era rendition does a fantastic job at capturing the character’s essence.What are your thoughts on this custom G.I.Joe Budo from Stronox Customs? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Custom G.I.Joe Cobra Black Out By Stronox Customs

Today we’re taking a look at another amazing custom creation by Stronox Customs, this time of the evil Cobra Sniper, Black Out! Originally released as part of the Spy Troops line of G.I.Joe figures, Black Out is the brother to Barrel Roll and Bombstrike and this modern era rendition does a fantastic job at capturing the character’s essence. Check it out – 

From Stronox – Always loved Black Out as a character…While I have done several versions of him in the past, this is hands down my best design yet for him!! 

What are your thoughts on this custom Cobra Black Out from Stronox Customs? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Custom Cobra Hydro Viper By Swizzlesticks Customs

Swizzlesticks Customs on Facebook has shared this amazing custom rendition of Cobra’s Demon of the Deep, Hydro-Viper! 

Hydro-Vipers are qualified EELS (Cobra Frogmen) who volunteer to be surgically altered to withstand nitrogen narcosis and other side effects of deep diving. Synthetic webs are implanted between their fingers and subcutaneous fat production is stimulated by chemical injections to provide natural insulation. The long term effects of these procedures is known to be psychologically destabilizing… 

Swizzlesticks’ custom stays true to the original formula while giving the character a much deserved Modern update. Make sure to follow Swizzlesticks Customs on Facebook  for more amazing customs just like this one! What are your thoughts on Hydro-Viper? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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PHX Customs Presents G.I.Joe Resurgence Coming Summer 2018

Hot on the heels of their Retro Toy Chest 3 projectPHX Customs brings you the preview for their next Project, which debuts Online and in person This June at JOECON! Check out the 14 panel introduction to the project below – 

 Oreo BuilderDan of the Dead CustomsBucky and Hypno Hustler have a ton of awesome new customs in store for you, so make sure to keep it locked as we’ll be bringing you the event in real time this Summer! Are you excited for G.I.Joe Resurgence? Share your excitement with us on the Cobra Island Forums!

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PHX Customs Retro Toy Chest 3 Project Recap

Over the last two weeks, the PHX Customs Crew, with Special Guest Star Hypno Hustler, brought us Retro Toy Chest 3, a collection of amazing customs based on properties outside of Hasbro’s G.I.Joe. 

The Corps, American Defense, Sgt Rock, Bronze Bombers, US Forces, Ninja Strike Force & Commando Force were several 3.75’’ toy lines that competed with GI Joe in the 80s and 90s. We all had at least one figure like that in our childhood collections. Most of us have had that feeling of disappointment when we ask for GI Joes for our birthday only to open a Corps figure given to us by a well-meaning Grandparent. 

Below is a re-cap of the customs created for the event, so make sure to visit each to get a full breakdown of that day’s offerings. 

We here at Cobra Island had an absolute BLAST covering this latest event and look forward to bringing you the next! Yep, you read that right! PHX Customs have shared details on their next project that you can check out here: PHX Customs Presents…

Want to see more great customs like those highlighted here? Then make sure to follow Oreo Builder, Dan of the Dead Customs, Bucky and Hypno Hustler on Instagram! 

We’re talking all about the project here on the boards, so join us on the Cobra Island Forums for discussion already in progress! 

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PHX Customs Retro Toy Chest 3 Day 14 – American Defense from Remco

Project: No Joe!

The Corps, American Defense, Sgt Rock, Bronze Bombers, US Forces, Ninja Strike Force, Commando Force, there were several 3.75’’ toy lines that competed with GI Joe in the 80s and 90s. We all had at least one figure like that in our childhood collections. Most of us have had that feeling of disappointment when we ask for GI Joes for our birthday only to open a Corps figure given to us by a well-meaning Grandparent. 

Bucky and Oreobuilder have been talking about making customs based on these lines ever since they started their first Resurgence project in 2014. They opened that can of worms with last year’s ‘’Retro Toy Chest II’’ project when the whole PHX gang made some customs based on these characters. That gave the team the momentum to continue with their project. This time, HypnoHustler joins the squad! He has demonstrated his love for these lines by making several kick-butt customs of various Remco figures. They’ll revisit a couple of those customs as well as show off a bunch of new ones.

The first step was to scour the web for good reference pictures. That is easier said than done. There are a few sites that have character lists with pictures, but none are exhaustive, so the PHX Customs Team were always finding figures that were not on one site or another. They started by making a master list of all the characters we could find. They then each picked their favorites and went from there. 

Over the next two weeks, they’ll show off what they came up with. With that, we present Retro Toy Chest 3-Project: No Joe! Enjoy and happy Custom Celebration XII! Bucky, DanoftheDead, Dusty79 and Oreobuilder, with Special Guest Star Hypno Hustler!

Read on to check out Day 14 of the Event, then join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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REMINDER – AVACS LAB Storefront Reopening Saturday, March 3, 2018

Heads Up, everyone! Don’t forget that AVACSLAB will be re-opening tonight, Saturday, March 3rd at 8pm CST! The store will not only be re-stocked with fan favorite items, but will also be chock full of new items to get your customizing hands on! 

Now, because of the way the eCrater storefront system works, AVAC can’t show you all the neat items he’ll have available through his normal storefront, so he’s set up a few previews on his commissions page, Firebat Labs. Now, don’t get sticker shock; The promo items are intentionally priced at $1K to avoid folks buying them before the official launch this Saturday…but as AVAC has noted, if you’d like to pay that much for a custom piece, then have at it! 🙂 

Are you excited to add more of A.V.A.C.s Lab custom creations to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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PHX Customs Retro Toy Chest 3 Day 13 – Bronze Bombers from Olmec

Project: No Joe!

The Corps, American Defense, Sgt Rock, Bronze Bombers, US Forces, Ninja Strike Force, Commando Force, there were several 3.75’’ toy lines that competed with GI Joe in the 80s and 90s. We all had at least one figure like that in our childhood collections. Most of us have had that feeling of disappointment when we ask for GI Joes for our birthday only to open a Corps figure given to us by a well-meaning Grandparent. 

Bucky and Oreobuilder have been talking about making customs based on these lines ever since they started their first Resurgence project in 2014. They opened that can of worms with last year’s ‘’Retro Toy Chest II’’ project when the whole PHX gang made some customs based on these characters. That gave the team the momentum to continue with their project. This time, HypnoHustler joins the squad! He has demonstrated his love for these lines by making several kick-butt customs of various Remco figures. They’ll revisit a couple of those customs as well as show off a bunch of new ones.

The first step was to scour the web for good reference pictures. That is easier said than done. There are a few sites that have character lists with pictures, but none are exhaustive, so the PHX Customs Team were always finding figures that were not on one site or another. They started by making a master list of all the characters we could find. They then each picked their favorites and went from there. 

Over the next two weeks, they’ll show off what they came up with. With that, we present Retro Toy Chest 3-Project: No Joe! Enjoy and happy Custom Celebration XII! Bucky, DanoftheDead, Dusty79 and Oreobuilder, with Special Guest Star Hypno Hustler!

Read on to check out Day 13 of the Event, then join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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PHX Customs Retro Toy Chest 3 Day 12 – American Defense from Remco

Project: No Joe!

The Corps, American Defense, Sgt Rock, Bronze Bombers, US Forces, Ninja Strike Force, Commando Force, there were several 3.75’’ toy lines that competed with GI Joe in the 80s and 90s. We all had at least one figure like that in our childhood collections. Most of us have had that feeling of disappointment when we ask for GI Joes for our birthday only to open a Corps figure given to us by a well-meaning Grandparent. 

Bucky and Oreobuilder have been talking about making customs based on these lines ever since they started their first Resurgence project in 2014. They opened that can of worms with last year’s ‘’Retro Toy Chest II’’ project when the whole PHX gang made some customs based on these characters. That gave the team the momentum to continue with their project. This time, HypnoHustler joins the squad! He has demonstrated his love for these lines by making several kick-butt customs of various Remco figures. They’ll revisit a couple of those customs as well as show off a bunch of new ones.

The first step was to scour the web for good reference pictures. That is easier said than done. There are a few sites that have character lists with pictures, but none are exhaustive, so the PHX Customs Team were always finding figures that were not on one site or another. They started by making a master list of all the characters we could find. They then each picked their favorites and went from there. 

Over the next two weeks, they’ll show off what they came up with. With that, we present Retro Toy Chest 3-Project: No Joe! Enjoy and happy Custom Celebration XII! Bucky, DanoftheDead, Dusty79 and Oreobuilder, with Special Guest Star Hypno Hustler!

Read on to check out Day 12 of the Event, then join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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PHX Customs Retro Toy Chest 3 Day 11 – Bronze Bombers from Olmec

Project: No Joe!

The Corps, American Defense, Sgt Rock, Bronze Bombers, US Forces, Ninja Strike Force, Commando Force, there were several 3.75’’ toy lines that competed with GI Joe in the 80s and 90s. We all had at least one figure like that in our childhood collections. Most of us have had that feeling of disappointment when we ask for GI Joes for our birthday only to open a Corps figure given to us by a well-meaning Grandparent. 

Bucky and Oreobuilder have been talking about making customs based on these lines ever since they started their first Resurgence project in 2014. They opened that can of worms with last year’s ‘’Retro Toy Chest II’’ project when the whole PHX gang made some customs based on these characters. That gave the team the momentum to continue with their project. This time, HypnoHustler joins the squad! He has demonstrated his love for these lines by making several kick-butt customs of various Remco figures. They’ll revisit a couple of those customs as well as show off a bunch of new ones.

The first step was to scour the web for good reference pictures. That is easier said than done. There are a few sites that have character lists with pictures, but none are exhaustive, so the PHX Customs Team were always finding figures that were not on one site or another. They started by making a master list of all the characters we could find. They then each picked their favorites and went from there. 

Over the next two weeks, they’ll show off what they came up with. With that, we present Retro Toy Chest 3-Project: No Joe! Enjoy and happy Custom Celebration XII! Bucky, DanoftheDead, Dusty79 and Oreobuilder, with Special Guest Star Hypno Hustler!

Read on to check out Day 11 of the Event, then join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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