We have had a fantastic response to this year’s convention for both attending and non-attending packages! Here are the available items:
3 3/4″ items
American Hero Package (attending) – 81
Homefront Hero Package (non-attending) – 50
Attending Loose Sets – 20
Non-attending Loose set – 15
General’s Package (attending) – 38
Base Commander Package – 12
Exhibitor booths – 10
Artist Table – 1
Exhibitor Single Table – 1
Thursday Custom Class – 0
Wednesday Custom Class – 6
Tours still available as we have flexibility.
If you have already ordered a boxed set (attending or non-attending) and want to add a loose set, please call the office – 817-448-9863 as Admin has to add this to your order. If you have not ordered a box set yet, you can add the loose set when you place your order online. Do NOT call the office.
NOTE: You must have a boxed set on order to get the extra loose set of figures.
If you collect GI Joe, you owe it to yourself and your collecting friends to be at this show! Register NOW! GIJoeCon.com
Come join us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums to get in on the JoeCon 2018 discussion already in progress!
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!
Limited-Edition Variant of G.I. Joe Real American Hero 246 featuring cover art by Netho Diaz
Signed by legendary G.I. Joe writer, Larry Hama
Featuring an original sketch from series artist, Netho Diaz
Only 2 of 40 left available!
“Dawn of the Arishikage,” Part One! While opposing forces—both good and evil—battle to control the young ninja Dawn Moreno, she fights her own personal war within her fragile mind… one that will change the pages of I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO forever! It’s the dawning of a new age, where old meets new, bloody past collides with an even bloodier present… and an ALL-NEW SNAKE-EYES RISES FROM THE ASHES!
The pictured hand-drawn artwork is a representative example. Netho Diaz has drawn 40 uniquely different, completely original pieces of art for this project. The artwork you receive is one of a kind and may not match the image shown in this photograph.
Will you be adding this exclusive Cover & Art set to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Want to add an original sketch from Larry Hama to your G.I.Joe collection? Well then you’re in luck! Mr. Hama has put another pair of fantastic sketches (pictured here) on his eBay account for your bidding pleasure! Up for bid are:
Both sketches are original pencil drawings on 8 1/2 X 11″ two-ply card stock and are signed and dated by Larry Hama. Will you be throwing your hat in to the ring and bidding on either the B.A.T. or Tommy Sketch? Let us know after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
The June 2018 G.I.Joe solicitations from IDW Publishing are here! The first month of Summer brings us G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #253, part 3 of the Special Missions Story Arc. with a focus on Duke! June also brings us G.I.Joe A Real American Hero vol. 20, a TPB that collects G.I.Joe Issues #246 – #250, the full “Dawn of the Arashikage” story arc!
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #253—Cover A: Brian Shearer / Cover B: John Royle
Larry Hama (w) • Brian Shearer (a & c) • John Royle (c)
“Special Missions,” Part 3 (of 5). G.I. Joe. Cobra. Two opposing forces. Two powerful war machines, each made more lethal by the undeniable strength of their individual parts. But who and what are those parts? Living legend Larry Hama shares some of their amazing stories in “Special Missions”—one-shot stories featuring a variety of characters and different artists to draw them! This issue, longtime G.I. Joe alum Brian Shearer joins forces with Larry to present G.I. Joe’s intrepid first sergeant without equal: DUKE!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Pencil art variant cover by Larry Hama!
G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, Vol. 20
Larry Hama (w) • Netho Diaz (a & c)
While opposing forces–both good and evil–battle to control the young ninja, Dawn Moreno, she fights her own personal war within her fragile mind… one that will change the pages of G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO forever! It’s the dawning of a new age, where old meets new, bloody past collides with an even bloodier present… and an ALL-NEW SNAKE EYES RISES FROM THE ASHES! Collects issues #246–250.
Dave Dorman is a name that’s synonymous with amazing artwork; Be it Star Wars, Comics or just Fantasy art, chances are there’s a piece of Mr. Dorman’s work in your collection. That said, did you know that Dave also created a ton of amazing G.I.Joe artwork? That’s where the American Hero series of art books comes in!
For those not familiar with Dave’s AMERICAN HERO books, here is a brief synopsis: Between the mid 1980’s thru the early 90’s, Dave had the great pleasure to work with Hasbro toys producing art for in-house use helping create the design of GI Joe action figures. This work was for production only and not intended for reproduction, promotion, or packaging. Dave have had many fans over the years ask about this art. Because there is continued interest to this day to see these unpublished pieces, Dave has taken your wishes and decided to publish some of these in a series of small books. While there have been a few articles in collector’s magazines and online interviews about this work, and a few scattered publication of a couple of pieces, this will be the first real collection of Dave’s Hasbro work from this period.
The art featured in the books are full color paintings produced to make the GI Joe toy figures look as if they would in real life. Dave also features some of the pencil preliminary work that went into his painting preparation. The art covers both Joe and Cobra and some variations of uniforms not produced. Dave has kept film of these works in my archives, as he does with all of his artworks, and so the reproduction of the art is the best you will find.
In September 2015, Dave published the final volume of his AMERICAN HERO series. This is a matching edition to the previous books as well in size and design. This will most likely be the last of these books as Dave has searched his archives and can not find any more examples to show. He hope you enjoy this final edition!
The books are 6″ x 9″ full color with card stock cover, 24 pages including cover. All copies are signed by the artist, Dave Dorman.
Volumes 1 & 2 are on sale for $10, whereas volume 3 will run you $20. This is one G.I.Joe art series you won’t want to miss out on, so make sure to add all 3 to your cart! Special thanks goes to the fine folks at The Fightin’ 788th for the intel. Will you be adding Mr. Dorman’s American Hero Art Book series to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Check out this absolutely amazing custom G.I.Joe Cobra Scrap-Iron Figure by Stronox Customs! As with all of his work, the detailing that Stronox has put in to this piece really shines through:
This modern take on the Cobra Anti-Armor Specialist is another home run from Stronox and one that we would love to add to our collection! If you’d like to add a piece of Stronox’s work to your G.I.Joe or Cobra front lines, make sure follow Stronox on eBay, where he always has an awesome custom or two for sale!
What’s your take on this custom Cobra Scrap-Iron figure? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Mr. Anthony Scott over at ToyHypeUSA has sat down with G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero Toy Design Legend, Mr. Guy Cassady!
During HasCon in September 2018, Anthony had a chance to sit next to Guy at the G.I. Joe Legends Dinner and had the opportunity to discuss toys, hear stories of his time working at Hasbro and more. Mr. Cassaday is credited with many vehicles that many of us played with as a child, and in this interview he discusses some of these creations.
It’s always great to hear/read the thoughts of the folks behind our favorite modern army action figures. What’s your take on ToyHypeUSA’s interview with Guy Cassaday? Share your thoughts with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Over on the 3DJoes Facebook Page, Carson has shared a bit of awesome for your Monday morning – The exterior slipcase that will be released alongside Volume 6 of “Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe”.
The slipcase features art by Hector Garrido, Earl Norem, Ron Rudat, Paul Alexander, and Dave Dorman! Now your volumes of “Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe” will have a place to call home that is as brilliant as they are!
What are your thoughts on this newly revealed slipcase? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
G.I. Joe® is one of the most recognizable and well known action figure lines in history, yet there is no full story showing the creation process of the G.I. Joe®: A Real American Hero™ brand that ran from 1982-1994.
The release of “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero” book series, Volume 5! The fifth book in the series, “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero (Volume 5)” is an 80 page, 9”X10” library of designs and stories ranging from 1982-1994, including some unproduced concepts! This fully colored book will be printed on 100# paper in a Soft Perfect Bind format with a visible spine like a graphic novel. Although there have been many books written about G.I. Joe®, what makes “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero” series unique is the fact that the information shared within the book comes from exclusive interviews with former employees who worked on the G.I. Joe® brand. Some of the things to expect include:
The inspiration and influences behind the different figures and vehicles straight from the designers’ point of view…
Alternate names for figures and vehicles pulled from Larry Hama’s dossiers or from the original concepts themselves…
Insider stories from former employees ranging from Marketing to Engineering regarding the changes that occurred during the design process…
Conceptual designs and photographs that will show the progression and different stages of creating a figure or vehicle. This includes concept pencils and inks, sculpture sheets, color studies, color presentation art, models, and much much more!