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.
Our good friend Carson from 3DJoes.com has begun sharing albums containing image scans of Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogs! This week, we get to feast our eyes on the 1985 Hasbro Toy Fair Catalog.
Every year toy companies come together to show off their upcoming toys to toy retailers. They create catalogs for these retailers and oftentimes the toys shown in these catalogs are pre-production models. Collected for your viewing pleasure so far:
We’ve only shared a few images here to whet your appetite, so make sure to have a look at each Hasbro’s Toy Fair catalog (linked above) and leave your insights in the comments. These catalog images and your commentary will be added to 3DJoes.com! Carson will be rolling out a new catalog every Friday, showcasing a different year all the way through 1994, so make sure to keep it locked to the 3DJoes.com Facebook Page!
What differences did you notice? What were some of your favorite images collected so far? Share your thoughts with us on the Cobra Island Forums!
Word has come in from our friends at Just Another G.I.Joe Show that the Fourth wave of figures from the G.I.Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription 6 are now arriving! We won’t spoil the surprise for you here on the Cobra Island Front Page, but with that said..
***WARNING*** – Spoilers head in our associated discussion thread!
Want to know who’s in the 5th shipment? Then join us on the Cobra Island Forums for discussion in progress, but again, be warned, there’s spoilers ahead!
Today via Twitter, Mr. Tom Waltz shared this awesome page from the upcoming issue of IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero, the start of the Special Missions Arc, #251! This issue features the G.I.Joe Ranger, Stalker as he deals with demonds from his past. From Tom –
Today via his Instagram Page, Mr. John Royle shared a zoomed in look at his cover for IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero #254. The cover depicts our favorite Arms Dealer, Destro, taking aim with a Cobra S.N.A.K.E. Unit following close behind! These Special Missions offerings are shaping up to be all sorts of cool!
Would you like to own original art from the G.I.Joe vs The Six Million Dollar Man? Now’s your chance! Mr. Brian Shearer has shared word via Twitter that original art pages are now available via his eBay account! There’s currently 20 pieces listed and folks, they’re priced to move!
Bidding on each page starts at $70 USD. Bidding is set to end this coming Tuesday, March 13th at 1pm EST, so get those bids in early!
Will you be adding Brian’s work to your G.I.Joe collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Our good friend Michael Mercy is back with another installment in his Virtual Tour Series, showcasing his 80’s Toy Museum! Part 7 introduces us to his ARAH GI Joe, COPS, Visionaries and Rambo, along with some MP Transformers. Check it out –
The Virtual Toy series from Michael Mercy continues to deliver! What’s your take on Part 7? Get in on the discussion this latest installment right here on the Cobra Island Forums!
Netho Diaz has shared word that artwork from his amazing run on IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero is now available on ComiConArt.com! That’s right, now YOU can own a piece of G.I.Joe history by adding a piece of Netho’s artwork to your collection! The assortment is large and includes:
11″ x 17″ Pencils
$110 1 character, no background
$140 1 character, partial background
$170 1 character, full background
Add $60 for each additional character
11″ x 17″ Inks
$160 1 character, no background
$210 1 character, partial background
$250 1 character, full background
Add $90 for each additional character
Netho notes that there are pages as low as $50! There’s Covers, Pinups, Pages from G.I.Joe #248 & #249 (Dawn of the Arashikage 3 & 4) and more! We’ve mirrored a small sampling of work here, but make sure to head over to ComiConArt to see the full assortment as it’s selling out FAST! Are you going to add a piece of Netho’s artwork to your collection? Sound off after the break right here on the Cobra Island Forums!
VintageToyStuff has shared even more amazing custom crossover Transformers vs. G.I.Joe goodness, this time unveiling his Custom Transformers vs G.I.Joe Autobot Whirl Dragonfly! Based on the Generation One Deluxe Autobot Wrecker, this custom stays true to the original, with a stellar paintjob that matches perfectly!