Amazon Preparing To Sunset Kindle Worlds Platform

Disappointing news to share with those that, like me, love picking up titles from Kindle Worlds. Word began circulating that Amazon has begun to reach out to authors to advise that Amazon will be sunsetting (shutting down) the Kindle Worlds platform.

Our friend Justin from Generals Joes shared some interesting information by way of Mr. Nate Hoffelder from The-Digital-Reader. Nate notes that submitting new content will be denied after tomorrow (May 17th) and all published works will be taken down by July 16th.

There are so many talented authors with amazing pieces of G.I.Joe fiction on Kindle Worlds, so if you plan on hitting the G.I.Joe Kindle Worlds page, you better do so while you have the chance. Keep in mind that you don’t need a Kindle to enjoy these works; You can download an Amazon Kindle Reader directly to your iOS or Android device. 

Are you disappointed to hear this? I know that we here on the Island are. You can jump in on the conversation in progress after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Tom Waltz shares Snake Eyes artwork from G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 255 – Special Missions 5

Today via Twitter, Mr. Tom Waltz shared this fantastic piece of Snake Eyes artwork by Mr. Harvey Tolibao. Harvey will be the artist for IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero #255 – Special Missions part 5. 

The appearance of everyone’s favorite silent Ninja Commando makes sense, as this particular issue is centered around none other than Scarlett! 

We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to add this issue to our collection! You can get in on the conversation already in progress after the break, right here on the Cobra Island Forums!

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GIJoeCon 2018 Python Peril: Marauders To The Rescue Box Art Revealed

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has shared a fantastic reveal this evening! This time around, we’re treated to the G.I.Joe Collectors Convention 3 & 3/4″ Box! The box art depicts the team members from Slaughters Marauders. From the Club – 

The COBRA PYTHON PATROL is an elite unit of troopers that have been handpicked for their various tactical specialties. They are expertly trained and equipped for stealth and infiltration missions. They wear unique camouflage grid uniforms to mask their presence, which confuses radar detection systems and allows them to accomplish sinister operations around the globe. Using the latest radar absorbing materials and stealth technology, PYTHON PATROL 2.0 rears its ugly head with a surgical strike against their sworn enemy. Led by the nefarious MAJOR BLUDD, they have successfully captured a “Real American Hero” and key member of the G.I. JOE team.

The SLAUGHTER’S MARAUDERS unit is called into action to mount a dire rescue mission of their original commander. A fellow Marine Drill Instructor, SGT. SMASHER takes the squad leader position and selects highly specialized soldiers for a fast attack, ground assault into enemy territory to combat these devious COBRA forces. PYTHON PATROL 2.0 is a dangerous unit, but it will take more than their special uniforms and slithering nastiness to get the best of the entire SLAUGHTER’S MARAUDERS team!

(Note: final product may slightly differ from sample shown.) Collect all the great 3 3/4″ action figures in the 15-figure Python Peril: Marauders to the Rescue! box set.

Are you excited to add this 15 figure set to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums! Many thanks to our friends from Tooele Toys for the heads up! 

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Collecting the art of G.I.I.Joe Double Boxed Slipcase Now Shipping

What a great surprise from Carson & 3DJoes.com! Today via the 3DJoes Instagram Account, word was shared that the Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe (1982-1994) double boxed slipcase is shipping now as a free bonus to all Vol.5 & Vol. 6 Kickstarter backers and will also be available to attendees at GIJoeCon 2018

Carson’s generosity knows no bounds! On behalf of all of us here on CobraIsland.com, we salute 3DJoes.com and all that Carson does for our community! 

Did you get in on this campaign? If so, did you opt to have Volume 5 shipped, or did you holding off until Volume 6 is released? Get in on the conversation already in progress after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Paramount Pictures Places Snake Eyes Spinoff Movie Into Development

Big News for the G.I.Joe World – The Hollywood Reporter has shared word that Snake Eyes, the Ninja Commando from G.I.Joe, is set to get his own Spinoff movie! 

From THR: 

Paramount Pictures has thrown a Joe spinoff movie featuring the commando into development, with Evan Spiliotopoulos, the writer of Beauty and the Beast and The Huntsman: Winter’s War, in talks to pen the script. Brian Goldner is among those producing the feature based on the Hasbro toyline. Snake Eyes is the silent ninja commando that first appeared in the 1980s as part of Hasbro and Marvel Comics’ relaunch of the toyline, dubbed G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.

Are you excited for this proposed Snake Eyes movie? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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BarkingFridge Presents Viper By Miriam Iams

Skinny from BarkingFridge shared word on a new Mupnok style video posted to the BarkingFridge YouTube Channel! From Skinny – 

Another crazy Mupnok parody, this time a blast from the past. In 2014 Miriam Iams who also voiced Zarana in “Dreadnok Life” also sang this take on the Cranberries “Zombie” It only felt right to dedicate this to the late lead singer of the Cranberries, Delores O’riordan.

Skinny has also shared the lyrics to the song which we’ve shared on the board, so make sure to join us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums to discuss this latest Mupnok video from BarkingFridge! 

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Custom G.I.Joe vs Transformers 4 Inch Starscream Figure By Airmax

Airmax is back with yet another amazing Custom G.I.Joe vs Transformers 4 Inch Crossover figure! This time, Airmax tackles Starscream, the Decepticon Air Commander! Now, if you aren’t familiar with Airmax’s work, then you don’t know what you’re missing out on! Check out his fantastic takes on GrimlockDevastator and Megatron to name a few! 

This amazing offering is limited to a run of 10 and will cost you $120. Make sure to keep it locked on the Airmax Animated Facebook Page tomorrow so that you don’t miss out! Will you be adding this awesome Transformers vs. G.I.Joe Crossover from Airmax to your collection? Share your thoughts on this piece with us on the Cobra Island Forums!

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription 6 Offerings Now Available in Club Store

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has sent out an e-mail blast advising members that remaining pieces from FSS 6 are now available in the Club Store! Please note that these offerings are limited to (2) per Membership. Please also note that some cards may have some slight creasing and bends. 

Up for grabs are: 

Will you be adding any of these offerings to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Dwayne The Rock Johnson may reprise the role of Roadblock in the upcoming G.I. Joe: Ever Vigilant

According to a story on ComicBookMovie.com, it seems Paramount Pictures is very interested in having Dwayne Johnson reprise his role of “Roadblock” in the newly titled 3rd G.I. Joe Movie “Ever Vigilant.” 

Word was that G.I.Joe 3 was going to be a reboot, but if this news pans out, it looks like things may have changed behind the scenes a bit. We’ll keep you posted as more details are received, but for now, join us on the Cobra Island Forums for discussion already in progress. 

Special Thanks to our own wnbr for the heads up! 

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IDW Publishing G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 251 Special Missions 5 Page Preview

G.I.Joe A Real American Her #251 from IDW Publishing drops tomorrow and with it, the start of Special Missions! CobraIsland.com is pleased to bring you a 5 page preview of this awesome new book featuring the G.I.Joe Green Beret, Stalker! Here’s the scoop: 

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #251

Larry Hama (w) • Alex Sanchez  (a & cover a) • John Royle (cover b)

“Special Missions,” Part 1 (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 artists to draw them! In this issue, artist Alex Sanchez (Max Ride: First Flight) joins forces with Larry to present G.I. Joe’s Ranger extraordinaire: STALKER!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99 

  • “Special Missions” will consist of five issues of standalone stories featuring the best heroes and worst villains of G.I. Joe lore, culminating in a special oversized issue #255!
  • Each issue will feature a 1/10 retailer incentive cover featuring the sketch artwork by Larry Hama upon which each individual story is based!

Will you be adding G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #251 – Special Missions to your collection? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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