She Took on Cobra!

My birthday was last month, and our very own C.I.A.D. surprized me with this beautiful poster, illustrated by Brian Miller, also known as Oktopolis!

Today I finally got a frame for the poster, and I hung it on my wall.  I thought you all might enjoy having a look at it!


As you can see, it’s a beautiful work of art that evokes the old school style of movie posters, rendered in four colors with Lady Jaye in the foreground, and Scarlett and Cover Girl in the background!

There’s a strong girl power element to this poster, which celebrates the involvement of women, in the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero television and comics, as strong leaders and tough soldiers!

Once again, I’d like to thank C.I.A.D. for sending this poster to me, and to Oktopolis for the beautiful job that he did.

And if you’d like to purchase a copy of She Took on Cobra, check out Brian Miller’s website, Oktopolis!  You can also check out other posters there, as well as on the Oktopolis Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram!

Oktopolis discussion!

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G.I. Joe Strikes First on Android!

G.I. Joe: Strike is now available on your Android device!


G.I. Joe: StrikeDISCOVER THE HERO WITHINExperience the visceral thrill of combat in this fast-paced, cinematic action game. Your nemesis Storm Shadow has rounded up an army of deadly Arashikage ninja and must be stopped!

Lead your own covert mission as Snake Eyes, the iconic G.I. Joe commando in G.I. Joe: Strike by Backflip Studios. Switch effortlessly between martial arts and gunplay to halt waves of encroaching enemies.


– Easy to use, responsive touch controls are quick to learn, but challenging to master.

– Dynamic, engaging combat featuring a mix of martial arts, swords, and modern weaponry.

– Collect and upgrade 100+ ability cards to strengthen Snake Eyes.

– Venture through several iconic G.I. Joe locations to wipe out the ninja threat.

– Find your rhythm in combat to become the ultimate ninja commando!

Can you hold off the Arashikage ninja clan long enough to reach the final showdown against your archrival, Storm Shadow?

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Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra, Issue 5!

IDW Publishing posted a preview of the fifth issue of Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra!

G.I. JOE: Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra #5 (of 5)Mike Costa (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a & c)

SNAKE EYES faces down against STORM SHADOW and must choose between G.I. JOE and COBRA… before they both turn against the ninja commando!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Dusty by ska_lives!

Our very own ska_lives posted images of his modern take on G.I. Joe’s desert specialist, Dusty!

So after thinking long and hard about what to call this fellow, I figured I would just name him after my FAVORITE joe, Dusty. Im a touch of a purist when it comes to dusty and if the figure doesnt meet certain criteria it will not be considered Dusty to me. These i will not really delve into, because it would take forever. Lets just say that, even with the beard, I feel that this would be a possible modern-ish incarnation of the character. Mostly he was an experiment with modding BBI parts, and doing a different style of camo painting, let me know what you think!

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Joe Moscone Auctions Off Pieces of Collection For Cancer!

Thanks to Justin from GeneralsJoes we’ve received word that Joe Moscone is doing something really awesome in the name of cancer research!

Anyone who has visited JoeCon, Toy Fair, or SDCC over the past several years likely ran into Joe Moscone, one of the stalwart PR professionals who at one point helped Hasbro interface with the fans and threw his considerable support behind our favorite brands.

Every year Joe launches a fundraising campaign to support cancer research, and this year he continues that great fight.  As an added edge, though, he is holding a series of eBay auctions, where 100% of the proceeds go to this terrific fund Receptions for Research.

You can find the current eBay auctions right here, and if you’re not into the eBay scene, consider just supporting his cause directly.  It’s a great thing, and you’ll be throwing your support behind someone who spent many years supporting our favorite toy and entertainment properties.

NOTE: The eBay page hosting the auction is Joe’s girlfriend’s, Caitlin Elgin, who is also part of the fundraising team—the New Jersey Grabowskis.

Take a few minutes to do what you can… it’s a great cause and you can get some great toys while you’re at it.  How can you go wrong?

That red ninja almost makes me want to sign up for eBay again.  Almost.

Joe Moscone Auction thread!

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G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra Unreleased Carded Desert Battle Ripcord on eBay!

Now here’s something you don’t see every day! Thanks go to our good friend [url=]DESTRO[/url] for pointing out this rare G.I.Joe Rise of Cobra unreleased carded Desert Battle Ripcord on eBay!

The wave that included this version of Ripcord never made it to retail before the conversion over to G.I.Joe Pursuit of Cobra. As such, Ripcord was repainted, given a different head and renamed Skydive. Although a few of these pieces appeared on eBay for some time, they were loose and complete, not carded as this example is.

You can check out the auction and more images here: [url=]Unreleased Prototype Ripcord G.I.Joe Figure[/url]

What are your thoughts on this version of Ripcord? Were you able to snag one when they were on eBay? Do you prefer this version, or do you like Skydive more? Read on to join us on the boards to discuss this cool eBay find! 

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Coil Con 2015!

We’ve received word from our spies that the Coil Club and Kokomo Toys will be invading Dayton, Ohio on August 15-16 to celebrate Coil Con!

Clear out your calendars for August 15-16! The COIL descends on Dayton, Ohio for TWO DAYS!

About Coil Con:

COIL Con is the Midwest’s largest G.I. Joe action figure and toy show. Established in 2010, the COIL Club and Kokomo Toys have partnered together to bring hundreds of G.I. Joe fans together from across the country in the name of fun and fellowship.

About Kokomo Toys:

Kokomo Toys is located in Kokomo, Indiana. We have the largest selection of vintage and modern action figures in the Midwest.

For more information on Coil Con, check out the Coil Con website, and Coil Con on Facebook!

And be sure to hit up Kokomo Toys & Collectibles’ website and Kokomo’s Facebook page!

Coil Con 2015 discussion!

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