John Royle Shares Teaser Image of IDW Publishings G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 253

By way of his Instagram Page, Mr. John Royle shared a brilliant teaser of his cover for G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #253 from IDW Publishing! The issue is part 3 in a 5 issue arc entitled “Special Missions”, with this particular issue being focused on none other that Conrad Hauser, aka Duke! 

We’ll bring you more info has it’s released, but for now, share your thoughts on this brilliant piece of artwork with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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1000Toys New Website Is Now Online!

By way of the 1000Toys Facebook Page comes word that the all new 1000Toys Website is now online! If you’re unfamiliar with 1000Toys, here’s the scoop – Tokyo-based 1000Toys was started with a simple core mission: “to launch original toys by Japanese creators.” The mission has expanded to work with creators from all over the world plus developing unique takes on licensed properties with an unwavering focus on quality and originality.

Over the course of the last 2 years, 1000Toys has teamed up with retailer BAIT to bring us exclusive G.I.Joe offerings. Two of those offerings are now available in the 1000Toys shop – 1/6 TOA Heavy Industries “STORM SHADOW”1/6 TOA Heavy Industries “DUKE”

On behalf of all of us here on Cobra Island, we’d like to congratulate 1000Toys on the new launch and wish them the best on the road head! 

We’ve mirrored galleries and descriptions of both Duke and Storm Shadow that you can check out by reading more below. What’s your take on the TOA Heavy Industries G.I.Joe series from 1000Toys? Share your thoughts with us on the Cobra Island Forums

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Duke by ska_lives

ska_lives stopped by to share his 50th Anniversary Duke figure with us!

I wanted to do a nice upgrade of Duke to fit in with the 50th line, so I took a little inspiration from some customs I had seen by Marine-73 and Ozzie92 to name a few. From there it was just a matter of making things fit and painting him up! This figure was fun to make and came together nicely IMO. I hope you guys dig it! Let me know what you think!

head – Ren. Duke
torso – Ret. 3pk Firefly
arms – Ret. Mouse
hands – 50th Beachhead
legs – 50th lady jaye

bp – 50th hit and run
rifle – poc shock trooper
gun belt – poc hawk
pistol – mu ultimat cap
bandolier – joe con zombie steel brigade

Be sure to let ska_lives know what you think of this awesome figure in his custom 50th Anniversary Duke discussion!

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Towards the end of the Rise of Cobra line, certain figures never saw the light of day, but were later re-purposed as part of the Pursuit of Cobra line. These two figures fall in to that category. Included in these actions are Jungle Duke and Jungle Cobra Commander. You might ask “What’s so special about these?”

Well, if you look closely, the Jungle Duke figure sports a Channing Tatum headsculpt, whereas the Jungle Cobra Commander includes a “Nanobot” and features a ROC Commander’s head on a body that was later used for POC Cobra Commander. You can check out both links below and even get your bid in if you’d like!

  • [url=]VHTF Prototype POC Jungle Duke Cancelled with Accessories | eBay[/url].
  • [url=]Gi Joe Cancelled Prototype POC Jungle Cobra Commander RARE VHTF | eBay[/url]

Are you a prototype collector? Would you add these figures to your collection? Or are you fine without them and/or with the versions you already own? Join in on the discussion here on Cobra Island!

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