Rolling Thunder Optimus Prime Coming Soon From TFC Toys!

Although Cobra Island is of course G.I.Joe-centric, this is news we’re positive you don’t want to miss out on. This past weekend at TFCon, the team at TFC Toys announced that they’ll soon be releasing a “Rolling Thunder Optimus Prime” based on Don Figueroa’s artwork! Thanks to @OscarFung0912, we have a images from the event that show a gray model of the upcoming release that you can check out by reading more below. 

What are your thoughts? Will you be adding this awesome new figure to your G.I.Joe/Transformer crossover collection? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums!

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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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IDW Publishing G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #244 Out Today!

The latest issue of IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero, written by legendary scribe Larry Hama, hits stands today! 

The JOEs face desperate times as the forces of Cobra continue to infect the globe with their mission of dark conquest. Can our heroes stop the forces of evil before all that is good is lost?

Read on to view the variant cover and details on Issue #244, then join us on the Cobra Island Forums for more discussion on IDW’s ARAH title! 

#gijoe #cobra #arah #larryhama #comic #comicbook #idw 

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Custom Scratch Built Cobra Mech By Mini Mundos De Pablon

Our friends from Mini Mundos De Pablon have shared a fantastic Scratch Built Mech that they recently created for Cobra! As you can see from the shared images, this entire project was built by hand and looks absolutely fantastic! 

What are your thoughts on this awesome custom Cobra Mech? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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G.I. Jokes – Commandin’ BRANDON Enamel Pin and Series 1 Die-cut Sticker Set

Mr. Mark Pingitore, better known around the boards as mping82, shared word on a new Enamel Pin and Die-Cut Sticker Set that he’s released in his Magic Marker Art storefront. Mark is an illustrator/animator who created the artwork for over 100 Garbage Pail Kids card fronts as well as concept work, sketch cards, and paintings for various other trading card series. More recently, he has gone off on his own releasing independent series inspired by 80’s pop culture, including Disasters of the Universe, Horrorible Kids, G.I. Jokes, and Mutagen Canister Kids.

The G.I.Jokes series released includes – 

G.I. Jokes Commandin’ BRANDON Enamel Pin – This awesome mash up of Cobra Commander and Garbage Pail Kids is a must have for any pin collector. 

 

G.I. Jokes Series 1 Die-cut Sticker Set –  A complete 18 sticker (9 character) G.I. Jokes Series 1 die-cut sticker set. Stickers measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches, with matte vinyl finish. *1st Print Run – 200 sets made.

Checklist: 
1a. Commandin’ BRANDON 
2a. Zar TANNER 
3a. Chrome DOM 
4a. JIM N. Eye 
5a. BLAIR N. Ess 
6a. Firefly RYE 
7a. Stormin’ NORMAN 
8a. Mind BRENDEN 
9a. Serpent TORY

1b. LEE Der 
2b. Face LES 
3b. Des TROY 
4b. Two MAX 
5b. Femme FAYE Tal 
6b. SAL Bo Tage 
7b. Dark CLAUDE 
8b. Brainy BEN 
9b. COLE Bra

Will you be adding either offering to your collection? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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Joe Declassified Booth – 2017 Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo

The team from Joe Declassified had boots on the ground at the 2017 Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo. They shared an amazing display of unique items that come from the collection of one proud owner.

A fantastic gallery has been shared on the Joe Declassified Facebook Page and the JD crew were kind enough to let us mirror it here to share with you! (Thanks again, guys!) 

Read on to view the gallery, then join in on the discussion here on the Cobra Island Forums

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Dirty South G.I.Joe Mini Show This Coming Saturday, September 30th

The Dirty South G.I.Joe Mini Show will be taking place at The Uncanny Comic Shop this coming Saturday, September 30th in Clermont, Florida! Come out and enjoy a day of G.I.JOE with some of the best Joe vendors and collectors in the region! This event will bring the best G.I.JOE collectible products and creations, plus there will be cosplayers, collectible vendors, and artists!

How much is the entry fee, you ask? The show will be accepting donations of canned food and/or money to support local charities; $5 Donations will receive a raffle ticket with prizes to be announced as we get closer to the event. Last time the Dirty South Mini Show raised over 400 pounds of canned food for Angels of Mercy! Let’s see if we can beat that and help our community! We hope to see you out here for this first of it’s kind event! COBRAAAAA!!!

Are you heading to the show? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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