2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet Spotlight – JoeRepro.com

Our last Spotlight from the 2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet focuses on another Vendor in attendance, JoeRepro.com! JoeRepro specializes in HANDMADE G.I. Joe Reproductions. No worries, all of their items are marked as a reproduction and are for display purposes only. While in attendance at the show, Chris from JoeRepro was crafting show exclusive boxes that were available to anyone that purchased the show exclusive Alley Viper! We’ll be bringing you more pictorial reviews over the next week, including the JoeRepro.com exclusive Night Force Steel Brigade figure and the amazing Cobra Stage Backdrop! 

We’ve gathered a gallery of images of his booth for your viewing enjoyment, but make sure to hit the JoeRepro site to check out his wide selection of – 

JoeRepro also does commission work, so if you don’t see it listed, make sure to contact JoeRepros directly! Read on to view images of the JoeRepro.com booth from the 2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet, then join us on the Cobra Island Forums for discussion already in progress! 

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2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet Spotlight – Dreadnok Dread Dioramas

In attendance at the 2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet was The Dreaded Cuban, Dreadnok Dread! If you’re not familiar with Dread’s work, well then you’re in for a treat. Dreadnok Dread specializes in dioramas, customs, kitbashes, molds,casting, clothing and more. You can check out two pieces of his work in our Show Exclusive Black Major Urban Assault Trooper review, where we utilized his awesome Urban Cobra Backdrop and 1:18th scale Barricade. There were many different backdrops to choose from, along side Barricades in Clean, damaged or tagged looks. 

Not only does he has Diorama items for sale, but he also offers a full assortment of hats, tee shirts and other schwag for the sophisticated G.I.Joe fan. 

Make sure to go follow DreadnokDread on Instagram and pick up some of his awesome dio pieces for your collection! You can join us for more discussion related to the 2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet right here on the Cobra Island Forums

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2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet Spotlight – Show Exclusive Black Major Urban Assault Trooper

Although it was the first time the Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet was held, our good friend Albert came out of the gate swinging, offering a show exclusive figure!

Show attendees had the opportunity to take home a Black Major Exclusive Urban Assault Trooper. This vintage style Alley Viper, in a vibrant Cobra Blue and Red with Black and Silver highlights, was an instant hit. For those of you familiar with Black Major’s figures, then you know the quality associated with this release. The figure includes all of his iconic gear – 

  • Face Mask
  • Weapon
  • Backpack with removable Hook
  • Shield

As if the Exclusive wasn’t cool enough, Albert enlisted the help of JoeRepro.com who made an Exclusive Box for the figure that even had show exclusive branding! How cool is that? We took it up a notch and included some of the amazing Diorama pieces that Dreadnok Dread had on hand for the pictorial, but you’ll have to buy those separately. 😉 

Read on to check out a full gallery of the 2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet Exclusive Urban Assault Trooper, then join us for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet Up Post Show Wrap Up

The 2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet Up has come and gone. For being the first, it was definitely awesome! The event was held at The Uncanny Comic Shop in Clermont, FL. If you’re ever in the area, make sure to stop by as the shop staff is amazing. They welcomed a bunch of G.I.Joe geeks with open arms and made us all feel right at home. 

There was a great turn out, with all sorts of awesome vendors on hand like Aaron Gildea, Irving Santiago of UltraCon, Dreadnok Dread , JoeRepro.com and S&C Hobbies, just to name just a few. Alongside the vendors, there was of course everything you’d find in a Comic Shop, so there was something for everyone. It was great to see so many kids too, as we all have to do our part to get the next generation hooked on our beloved modern army action figures. 

The Dirty South Meet even had its own exclusive figure, a Black Major Urban Assault Trooper in Vibrant Red & Blue, with black and silver highlights. JoeRepro.com made  custom box for the figure, with branding from the event. There was so much awesome to digest, that we’re going to highlight different aspects in individual posts, so stay tuned for more from the show, including updates throughout the week. We’ll have reviews of the Black Major Exclusive White & Red Alley Viper, the Joe Repro Exclusive Night Force Steel Brigade figure and rounding things out with a review of one of the amazing backdrops offered by JoeRepro! 

The end of the show brought a raffle with awesome prizes – 1st place took home a Convention Exclusive Missile Command Playset, 2nd place snagged a Black Major Exclusive Starduster and 3rd Place, which was won by our own MegsTriggerMan, was a pair of killer Night Force Steel Brigade Iron On Patches! The best part? No, not the prizes – All proceeds from the raffle are going to help relief efforts in Puerto Rico. That’s how awesome Albert and the folks at The Uncanny Comic Shop are, so again, if you’re in the area, make sure to stop by! 

Now, when I tell you that all in attendance had a good time, it’s an understatement. A heartfelt congratulations from all of here on Cobra Island goes to Mr. Albert Torres! Albert went out of his way to make this event a special one and by the looks on everyone’s faces, I can tell you without a doubt that we’re ready for the next! 

Read on to see general shots from the event and stay tuned for more pictorial coverage from the show! You can join in on the discussion already in progress here on the Cobra Island Forums

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2018 JoeFest Toy and Comic Show Exclusive Steel Battalion Trooper

The JoeFest Toy & Comic Show, being held on April 21, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn in beautiful Augusta Ga, is proud to announce an exclusive custom figure by Swizzlesticks Customs and Anthony Montanarella! Stay tuned for more exciting announcements to come, but for now, check out the first shared image of the JoeFest Exclusive Iron Battalion Trooper!


Will you be heading to JoeFest? If not, will you be chasing after the Iron Battalion Trooper on eBay? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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SDCC 2015 Cobra Island News Round Up

San Diego Comic Con 2015 comes to an end today, but WOW, what a week it was! Regardless of what makes you “geek out”, there was something for everyone at this years event and the excitement level is OVER 9000!

Here’s a re-cap of the news we’ve covered over the course of SDCC 2015, separating SDCC news from “Regular” updates. Check it out –

SDCC 2015 News

  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/kit-lau-at-san-diego-comic-con]SDCC 2015 – Kit Lau & Acid Rain At San Diego Comic Con![/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/toysrus-com-sddc-exclusive-available-now]SDCC 2015 – Toys’R’Us Exclusive G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Desert Duel Now Available![/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/six-issue-street-fighterjoe-crossover-coming-in-2016]SDCC 2015 – Six Issue Street Fighter vs G.I.Joe Crossover from IDW Publishing![/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/acid-rain-world-display-at-san-diego-comic-con]SDCC 2015 – Acid Rain World Display at San Diego Comic Con![/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/ubisofts-toy-soldiers-war-chest-at-sdcc]SDCC 2015 – Ubisofts Toy Soldiers: War Chest at SDCC![/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/bait-shows-off-joe-merchandise-at-sdcc]SDCC 2015 – BAIT shows of G.I.Joe Merchandise at SDCC 2015![/url]

G.I.Joe & Modern Era Action Figure News

  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/new-g-i-joe-50th-anniversary-assortment-available-at-bigbadtoystore]New G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Assortment Now Available at BigBadToyStore![/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/g-i-joe-club-figure-subscription-4-bullhorn-preview]G.I.Joe Club Figure Subscription Service 4 Bullhorn Preview[/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/the-loyal-subjects-g-i-joe-blowtorch-revealed]The Loyal Subjects Blowtorch Revealed[/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/acid-rain-world-updates]Acid Rain World Instagram Updates Including Playing Cards![/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/taskforce-lowlight]Custom G.I.Joe Taskforce Lowlight![/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/tiger-force-sneak-peek]G.I.Joe Club FSS 4 Tiger Force Sneak Peek Preview[/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/interview-with-brick-brother-michael-pullano]Hasbro Pulse Inteview with “Brick Brother” Michael Pullano[/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/fss-4-0-cobra-ice-ninja-reveal]G.I.Joe Club FSS 4 Ice Ninja Night Creeper Preview[/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/loyal-subjects-make-an-impact-with-wave-2-reveals]The Loyal Subjects G.I.Joe Action Vinyls Wave 2 Reveals[/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/g-i-joe-body-count-available-on-kindle-worlds]G.I.Joe: Body Count Available on Kindle Worlds![/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/more-photos-of-sofi]More Photos of Acid Rain World Sofi[/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/g-i-joe-club-figure-subscription-service-4-billy-arboc-preview]G.I.Joe Club FSS 4 Billy Arboc Preview[/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/more-acid-rain-world-test-shots]More Acid Rain World Soil Ghost Test Shot Images![/url]
  • [url=http://cobraisland.com/amazing-heroes-update]Amazing Heroes Toy Line Update[/url]

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JoeCon 2015 Exclusive Iron Grenadiers General Mayhem Photo Shoot

The amazing galleries of the JoeCon 2015 Tiger Force vs. Iron Grenadiers Exclusives continue to roll in from DESTRO and HissTank.com! This time around, he’s focused his camera on the Iron Grenadiers Infantry Commander, General Mayhem! Sadly, General Mayhem holds no relation to a character of the same name from the M.A.S.K. series.

General Mayhem was first introduced to the Iron Grenadiers line up via the JoeCon Exclusive M.A.R.S. Invades Box Set. Now, he finally has a Modern Era rendition of his ARAH counterpart! Here’s his backstory –

General Mayhem the effective but cruel leader found a welcome home with Destro’s Iron Grenadiers. His apparent viciousness is barely tempered by his sheer military brilliance, often formulating bewildering attack plans thast appear totally chaotic and disorienting to his opponents, but ultimately come together in an indomitable orchestration of air, sea and land superiority – truly the work of a mad genius.

“Anyone foolish enough to get in my way will be crushed beneath my boot heels!”

As with previous galleries, we’ve mirrored a few images to whet your appetite. You can get your fill by check out the full [url=http://news.hisstank.com/2015/04/10/joecon-2015-general-mayhem-iron-grenadiers-photo-shoot-53030]JoeCon 2015 Iron Grenadiers General Mayhem Photo Shoot[/url]. Continue reading to get in on the discussion already in progress! 

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JoeCon 2015 G.I. Joe Tiger Force Felino and Tiger Shark Photo Shoot

DESTRO from HissTank.com has shared yet another gallery, this time of one of the JoeCon 2015 Exclusive vehicle & driver sets. This time around, we get to feast our eyes on Felino and the Tiger Force Tiger Shark!

For those of you that may be unfamiliar with Felino, he’s the Brazilian release of Dusty. Here’s his back story:
Felino became part of the Tiger Force special operations unit in Brazil. He quickly learned the skills required to pilot the Tiger Shark patrol boat. His new responsibility allowed him to keep an eye on the coastal waters and continue to disrupt piracy operations. He is occasionally sent on assignment with the American team, so he can continue to learn new ways to defeat the enemy of his people.

“If you only get one shot, use a rocket launcher.”

We’ve again shared a few images here, but do yourself a favore, check out the full [url=http://news.hisstank.com/2015/04/10/joecon-2015-g-i-joe-tiger-force-felino-photo-shoot-53004#images]Tiger Force Felino and Tiger Shark Gallery on HissTank[/url] then come back to let us know what you think!

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