JLW515 Custom Snake Eyes

JLW515 Customs stopped by to show us another awesome custom in his G.I. Joe Revisited series for us to see on our forums.

This one is one guy everyone knows, Snake Eyes. This is based on his original “commando” look with a twist.

Alright, well, been busy for the past couple of weeks. Here is my custom “Class of 1982” Snake Eyes.

I really like the whole “Commando” side of SE better than the “Ninja” aspect. I like to think that his ninja training takes a back seat to his military training. There was a Marvel issue where Hawk is depicted with a black shirt and green pants. I always thought this would be a cool look for SE sort of blending both his ninja and commando together (“I’m a little bit country; I’m a little bit rock-n-roll”).

The lighting kind of sucks on this picture, but I painted the legs of Retaliation Dojo Snake Eyes. I based the camo pattern off of a 1980s Army camo uniform. I just free-hand painted the three colors (green, brown, tan) layered over each other.

I gave him Resolute Beach Head’s web gear with a second knife, again channeling that ninja aspect more to a military style, and a Valor v Venom UZI because I like the folding stock.

I do have a second version of this style of SE that I need to photograph that has the black, ribbed shirt with MTF Spec-Ops pants.

You can check out the rest of the pictures and let JLW515 know what you think by visiting the thread on our forums here.

Don’t forget to check out all his customs on his blog G.I. Joe Revisited.

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Assembly Required 2018 Date Revealed

Codename: Iowa have revealed the date for Assembly Required 2018.

The show will be on November 10th, 2018!

As we know from the Joes, it takes people of all stripes to form a team. At ASSEMBLY REQUIRED, hardcore collectors and casual fans unite to celebrate, debate and discuss the past, present and future of our favorite Real American Heroes. Join us as we continue to celebrate the legacy of G.I. Joe!

– Dioramas, displays and vendors to help build your collection
– Exciting exhibit and artifacts presented by Joe DeclassIfied
– Custom classes and workshop from Joe Customs
– Special kids “Recon mission” with prizes
– Official event merchandise and artwork
– Get your photo taken with the 234th Tigerhawks The Finest
– Custom contests for both kids and kids-at-heart
– Meet RON WAGNER, comics artist for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, The Punisher, Nth Man: The Ultimate Ninja, and more.
– Free to attend

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JoeCon Exclusive Figures Missing Paint Apps

A huge thank you to Ellen Sue Clarke of the awesome G.I. Joe Command Central Facebook Group for sharing some pictures from the G.I. Joe Convention of some quality control issues with some of the Exclusive Figures.

It appears that Major Bludd and the Laser Vipers are missing some paint applications. A sign posted on the convention room floor shows that replacements will be shipped out at a later date.

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Top Secret No More

Artist Netho Diaz and Editor Tom Waltz of IDW Publishing have revealed the long teased “Top Secret” comic.

It’s the introduction of Agent Helix to the A Real American Hero Universe.

From Netho Diaz:

I’m gonna do another GIJOE arc introducing Helix to ARAh universe in the first Dawn mission. Here’s the official solicitation and my Cover for the first BOMBASTIC issue!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Silent Option #1 (of 4)—Cover A: Netho Diaz—SPOTLIGHT
Larry Hama & Ryan Ferrier (w) • Netho Diaz & Kenneth Loh (a) • Netho Diaz (c)

“Silent Option,” Part 1 (of 4)! Following in the bloody footsteps of the smash-hit “Dawn of the Arashikage” story arc, living legend Larry Hama brings us the newest chapter in breakout character Dawn Moreno’s G.I. JOE journey—and her first (un)official mission as a JOE may very well be her last… and nobody will ever know. Because when Agent Helix is involved, the only option is the SILENT OPTION.

Bullet points:
• The return of breakout character Dawn Moreno (Snake Eyes) to the pages of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero!
• The introduction of Agent Helix to the G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero universe!
• Each over-sized issue includes the 20-page main story by the “Dawn of the Arashikage” superstar creative team of Larry Hama and Netho Diaz, plus a four-page backup “Codename: Helix” origin story by Ryan Ferrier (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero vs. The Six Million Dollar Man) and Kenneth Loh (Dead Rising: Road to Fortune, KISS).
• A great jumping on point for new readers!
• Self-contained canonical mini-series that takes place within the G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero continuity!
• Variant covers by Luca Pizzari and Mateus Santolouco!

Are you going to add this book to your collection? Let us know in the forums!

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TFC TOYS STC-01 Supreme Tactical Commander Digibash

DaimChoc Reports has shared with us a couple of Digital Photoshop (Digibash) images of the upcoming TFC TOYS STC-01 Supreme Tactical Commander done by Malcontent Man.

This presents the figure in colors much like the G.I. Joe Vehicle it’s based on, The Rolling Thunder.

Is this something you want to add to your collection when it’s released? Let us know in the forums!

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“Kunoichi” Fan Film

Forum member skinny stopped by to let us know about a new video he worked on, featuring some familiar looking characters.

From skinny:

Victoria Lee, myself, and a whole bunch of stunt performers including Amanda “Kick it like Cass” put together this short film featuring a woman warrior.
Shot and edited by Chazz Menendez

You can go check out the video on YouTube and leave them your feedback and talk about it on our forums here.

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JLW515’s Custom Rock N Roll

JLW515 Customs dropped another awesome custom on our forums.

This one is a custom of one of the G.I. Joe Machine Gunner, Rock N Roll.

I wanted to portray Rock n Roll as more of his surfer, body builder persona. To me, Marvel Comics made him look more like a blonde Grizzly Adams. I think the Thor head sculpt makes a pretty cool Rock n Roll.

You can check out the rest of the pictures and let JLW515 know what you think by visiting the thread on our forums here.

Don’t forget to check out all his customs on his blog G.I. Joe Revisited.

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Chris Porostosky Custom Card Backs and More

Chris Porostosky has shared with us some of his amazing custom card backs. This lot of custom card backs features members of the fearsome Dreadnoks!

You can check out all of his work on his Instagram Page

Chris also has some awesome comic animations on his YouTube Channel featuring a couple of videos containing some cool animations that include G.I. Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars, Transformers, Marvel and DC.

You can check out both DARTH COBRA : Galactus Fall Vader Rise BOOK ONE and DARTH COBRA : Heroes Fall Deathstar Rise BOOK TWO

Let us know what you think about his work in our forum.

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