G.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription Service 8 Lt Clay Moore Preview

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has shared the fifth reveal from FSS 8, the final Figure Subscription Service. Check out the Cobra Shock Troops Commander, Lt. Clay Moore! 

COBRA SHOCK TROOPS COMMANDER – Code Name: LT. CLAY MOORE
(Inspired by the Sunbow cartoon & 2007 GIJCC design.) Includes: removable helmet, grenade bandolier, pistol, knife, assault rifle, bazooka, backpack with shells x 4, and figure stand.

NOTE: These modern era club exclusive action figures will not be exact replicas of their vintage counterparts. All images are Photoshop mock-up representations, final product, accessories and/or colors will vary!
 
Will you be joining on on FSS 8 or adding Lt. Clay Moore to your collection via the secondary market? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums!
 

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription Service 8 Bullet Proof Preview

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has shared the fourth reveal from FSS 8, the final Figure Subscription Service. Check out the G.I.Joe Battle Corps Commander, Bullet-Proof!

G.I. JOE BATTLE CORPS COMMANDER – Code Name: BULLET-PROOF
(Inspired by the 1992 action figure.) Includes: removable grenade bandolier, pistol, knife, rifle, rocket launcher with projectile, and figure stand. 

NOTE: These modern era club exclusive action figures will not be exact replicas of their vintage counterparts. All images are Photoshop mock-up representations, final product, accessories and/or colors will vary!
 
Will you be joining on on FSS 8 or adding Bullet-Proof to your collection via the secondary market? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums!
 

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription Service 8 Red Laser Preview

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has shared the third reveal from FSS 8, the final Figure Subscription Service. Check out the Red Shadows’ Weapons Technician, RED LASER! 

RED SHADOWS WEAPONS TECHNICIAN – Code Name: RED LASER
(Inspired by the European exclusive action figure.) Includes: removable helmet, advanced combat rifle, laser pistol, Red Shadows flag, and figure stand.

NOTE: These modern era club exclusive action figures will not be exact replicas of their vintage counterparts. All images are Photoshop mock-up representations, final product, accessories and/or colors will vary!
 

Special thanks go to our friends from Just Another G.I. Joe Show for the intel. Will you be joining on on FSS 8 or adding Red Laser to your collection via the secondary market? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums!

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription Service 8 Fast Draw Preview

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has shared the second reveal from FSS 8, the final Figure Subscription Service. Check out the G.I.Joe Team’s Mobile Missile Specialist, Fast Draw! 

G.I. JOE MOBILE MISSILE SPECIALIST – Code Name: FAST DRAW
(Inspired by the 1987 action figure.) Includes: removable helmet, face mask, revolver pistol, backpack missile system with 8 projectiles, remote controls x 2,  connection hoses x 2, and figure stand.

NOTE: These modern era club exclusive action figures will not be exact replicas of their vintage counterparts. All images are Photoshop mock-up representations, final product, accessories and/or colors will vary!
 

Will you be joining on on FSS 8 or adding Fast Draw to your collection via the secondary market? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums!

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club 2018 Membership Incentive Figures Now Arriving

Keep it locked on those mailboxes, everyone! Word has started trickling in from across the ‘net that both Rock ‘n Roll v2 and the Black & White 12″ G.I.Joe membership incentive figures from the G.I.Joe Collectors Club are now arriving! 

We first got the heads up from our friends at Just Another G.I.Joe Show that Mr. David M. shared word in The G.I.Joe and 1:18th Fan Group that his Rock ‘n Roll figure had arrived! Shortly thereafter, Skinny shared word via Twitter that his 12″ Black and White figure had arrived as well! 

Are you excited to receive your Membership Incentive figure? Which one did you opt in for? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription 8 Launch and First Figure Preview

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has announced that the 8th and final Figure Subscription Service is now LIVE! The club not only shared word on the launch, but also shared the first figure preview of the G.I.Joe Infantry Officer, Captain Grid-Iron! The lineup for FSS 8 includes: 

G.I. JOE INFANTRY OFFICER – Code Name: CAPTAIN GRID-IRON
(Inspired by the 1990 action figure.) Features NEW helmet & re-tooled officer’s pistol! Includes: removable helmet, armored vest, holster with pistol, officer’s suppressor pistol, football “grenade” and figure stand.

G.I. JOE MOBILE MISSILE SPECIALIST – Code Name: FAST DRAW
(Inspired by the 1987 action figure.) Includes: removable helmet, face mask, revolver pistol, backpack missile system with 8 projectiles, remote controls x 2,  connection hoses x 2, and figure stand.
 
RED SHADOWS WEAPONS TECHNICIAN – Code Name: RED LASER
(Inspired by the European exclusive action figure.) Includes: removable helmet, advanced combat rifle, 
laser pistol, Red Shadows flag, and figure stand.
 
G.I. JOE BATTLE CORPS COMMANDER – Code Name: BULLET-PROOF
(Inspired by the 1992 action figure.) Includes: removable grenade bandolier, pistol, knife, rifle, rocket launcher with projectile, and figure stand. 
 
COBRA SHOCK TROOPS COMMANDER – Code Name: LT. CLAY MOORE
(Inspired by the Sunbow cartoon & 2007 GIJCC design.) Includes: removable helmet, grenade bandolier, pistol, knife, assault rifle, bazooka, backpack with shells x 4, and figure stand.

G.I. JOE V.A.M.P. DRIVER – Code Name: LANCE “CLUTCH” STEINBERG
(Inspired by the 1984 version 2 action figure.) Includes: removable helmet, vest, assault rifle, pistol, work cones x 2, and figure stand.
 
G.I. JOE ARCTIC ATTACK SOLDIER – Code Name: GREG “BLIZZARD” NATALE
(Inspired by the 1988 action figure.) Includes: removable arctic coat, sniper rifle, backpack,  skis x 2, ski poles x 2, boot cleats x 2, and figure stand.
 
G.I. JOE DEFIANT SHUTTLE PILOT  – Code Name: PAYLOAD
(Inspired by the 1987 action figure.) Includes: removable helmet, MMU backpack, control arms x 2, and figure stand.

COBRA B.A.T. LEADER – Code Name: OVER KILL
(Inspired by the 2003 version 2  action figure.) Includes: removable helmet, harness, “human” face mask,  neckerchief, gauntlet, claw hands x 2, rivet gun, hand-held assault weapon, and figure stand.
 
G.I. JOE L.R.R.P. TROOPER – Code Name: RECOIL
(Inspired by the 1989 action figure.) Features re-tooled mine case & dual weapon! Includes: removable helmet, tactical harness, pistol, assault rifle, mine case, dual tactical weapon,
backpack, combat knife, radio, and figure stand.
 
G.I. JOE NINJA COMMANDO – Code Name: BUSHIDO
(Inspired by the 1993 action figure.) Features NEW samurai face mask! Includes: removable samurai helmet with face mask, tactical harness, double sheath with swords x 2, Kusarigama weapon, and figure stand. 
 
COBRA MERCENARY – Code Name: MUNITIA
(Inspired by the 2008 DTC: GIJCC action figure.) Features NEW head sculpt! Includes: bladed pistol, assault rifle, radio, and figure stand.

NOTE: These modern era club exclusive action figures will not be exact replicas of their vintage counterparts. All images are Photoshop mock-up representations, final product, accessories and/or colors will vary!

Will you be getting in on this final FSS? What are your thoughts on the lineup? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Nekomans Viper Pit Presents Joecon in Retrospect

Nekoman, curator of Nekoman’s Viper Pit, sat down with various members of the G.I.Joe Community to put together a retrospective of JoeCon and what it means, or has meant to those whom were invited to sit in on the panel. From Nekoman – 

The GI Joe collecting community is approaching a special occasion with the upcoming Joecon. That is, this Joecon will be the last Joecon convention and mark the end of the GI Joe Collector’s Club, who’s been operating for over fifteen years now. It’s uncertain what we’ll be left with and what the future holds for GI Joe collectors, so I’ve decided to discuss the topic in the form of seven questions with five of the best GI Joe writers on the internet.

The Panel members included: 

  • RTG: A GI Joe photographer who specializes in 1982 through 1984 figures. He also has recently started his blog Attica Gazzette, which has snappy profiles and top-tier photographs. Also check him out on Instagram.
  • CIAD: Owner of Cobra Island, an all things GI Joe news site and message board. He was also the long-time administrator of HISS Tank, and covered news there for about a decade. He also posts to Instagram.
  • Mike T: GI Joe blogger who has run Forgotten Figures since 1999. His long time dedication to the brand is clear in his knowledge of some of the most obscure GI Joe facts from his time collecting. He’s also on Instagram.
  • Dragon Fortress: Another blogger who’s site is The Dragon Fortress, a blog dedicated to the often underrated toys from the 90‘s, with a frequent focus on GI Joe. Here he is on Instagram.
  • Justin Bell: Owner of Generals Joes, another prolific Joe Blog that’s run since 2002, featuring reviews of current figures, his diorama comic, and GI Joe news. Here is the Instagram for his site.

We here at Cobra Island were honored to be considered to share our thoughts alongside these fine gentlemen and cannot thank Nekoman enough for allowing us the opportunity to contribute. 

You can read the Retrospective in its entirety here – Joecon in Retrospect: A Discussion with the Best Joe Writers from Around the Web

Make sure to check out Nekoman’s Viper Pit for other fantastic articles just like this! What are your thoughts on JoeCon? Share your thoughts on this Retrospective and of JoeCon with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club Rock n Roll v2 Carded Figure Revealed

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has shared a carded image of their upcoming Membership Incentive Figure, Rock ‘n Roll v2! R&R will be available carded at GIJoeCon 2018, but if you can’t make it to the show, not to worry! The Club has offered both carded and bagged versions of Rock ‘n Roll v2 via Pre-Order: 

Now for the fine print: Limit 3 per Membership. Order is billed at the time the order is placed. Delivery approximately end of April first part of May.

PLEASE DO NOT ORDER REGULAR STOCKED ITEMS WITH PRE-ORDERS, these items have different shipping dates and in-stock items cannot be held to ship with pre-ordered items. ORDERS WILL BE CANCELLED IF IN-STOCK/PRE-ORDERS ARE PROCESSED ON SAME ORDER.

Will you be adding a carded Rock n Roll v2 to your collection? What are your thoughts on the Card Art? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club 2018 Membership Incentive Figures Announcement

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has shared word of their 2018 Membership Incentive figures. The update includes details on Rock N’ Roll, alongside their 12″ offering, the Black & White TV Edition figure! Here’s the scoop – 

12-INCH G.I. JOE BLACK & WHITE TV EDITION:

Back in 1964 when 12″ G.I. JOE debuted, most children first saw the iconic action figure in shades of gray on their home black and white TV set. Now for the first time, the G.I. JOE Collectors’ Club captures that early experience of G.I. JOE before we saw the toys on retail shelves! Beginning with the 2018 Membership figure (box and accessories sold separately), you can collect all four of the Black and White TV Edition 12″ G.I. JOE action figures! These figures will be a VERY limited edition!

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3 3/4-INCH GATLING GUNNER ROCK ‘N ROLL:

This 3 3/4″ modern era update of ROCK ‘N ROLL (V2)… inspired by his 1989 action figure with uniform colors based on his Marvel comic appearance and animation model design. Our club exclusive release features a NEW head sculpt, removable harness, submachine gun, ammo belt, backpack and re-tooled double-barrel gatling gun. It will be mailed in a polybag that includes file card, weapons and figure stand.

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Make sure you’re an active member by March 16th for the final year of the official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club. You will receive monthly issues of the Club Magazine, access to Club Store Exclusives including the FSS (Figure Subscription Service), Discounts for the International G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention, and your choice of either a FREE 3 3/4″ or 12″ G.I. Joe action figure as listed above!

What figure will you be adding to your collection? Let us know after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club Heartwrencher And Dreadnok Stinger 4×4 Pre Order Inbound

In related G.I.Joe Collectors Club news, not only does the December 2017 Club Magazine feature the club incentive figure, Rock ‘n Roll, but it also contains details on the highly anticipated Dreadnok Mechanic, Heartwrencher and her Dreadnok Stinger  4×4! From the Club –

Some of you have asked “Where is Heartwrencher?” She is scheduled to arrive here before the end of March. With Christmas coming, as well as FSS 6 and FSS 7 expenses (then the convention registration in January), we decided to push that product out a little to give you a breather. Watch for the January issue for the first look at this highly anticipated figure and vehicle pairing, with the pre-order starting in late January.

Get those wallets ready, folks, as late January 2018 is when we’ll get to call dibs on our own! Are you excited to add Heartwrencher to your Dreadnok collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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