Happy Birthday To Mr. Larry Hama!

We couldn’t let the day pass by without wishing a heartfelt Happy Birthday to the man who helped shape many of our imaginations, that man being none other than Mr. Larry Hama! Larry’s career is chock full of accomplishments. Here’s a brief passage from his [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Hama]Wiki Page[/url] –

Larry Hama (born June 7, 1949) is an American comic book writer, artist, actor and musician who has worked in the fields of entertainment and publishing since the 1960s.

During the 1970s, he was seen in minor roles on the TV shows M*A*S*H and Saturday Night Live, and appeared on Broadway in two roles in the original 1976 production of Stephen Sondheim‘s Pacific Overtures.

He is best known to American comic book readers as a writer and editor for Marvel Comics, where he wrote the licensed comic book series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, based on the Hasbro toyline. He has also written for the series Wolverine, Nth Man: the Ultimate Ninja, and Elektra. He created the character Bucky O’Hare, which was developed into a comic book, a toy line and television cartoon. He currently writes for IDW Publishing, working on the continuing stories of G.I.Joe A Real American Hero.

On behalf of everyone here at CobraIsland.com, we wish you a very Happy Birthday, Mr. Hama! Yo Joe!

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GeeWunner Custom Building Sets July Update – JoeCon Inspired Vehicles Inbound!

Our friend GeeWunner posted a new teaser image on Twitter, highlighting his upcoming July 2015 offerings. For those of you that picked up the JoeCon 2015 Tiger Force vs. Iron Grenadiers Kre-O set, then you’ll definitely want to check out this update!

Coming in July are 4 JoeCon 2015 Inspired vehicle building sets –

  • Enemy Weapons Dealer Sub – Iron Grenadiers Sting Raider
  • Cat Unit Fan Boat – Tiger Force Tiger Shark
  • Cat Unit Assault Quad 2.0 – Tiger Force Tiger Paw
  • Cat Unit General Purpose Attack Vehicle MK II – Tiger Force Tiger Sting

There will be a blog post with full image reveals around mid-June, which is when pre-orders will begin. Until then you can find these vehicles and a whole lot more G.I.Joe A Real American Hero inspired custom building sets over on [url=http://www.geewunner.com]GeeWunner.com[/url] so go check them out then join us here on Cobra Island to [url=http://www.cobraisland.com/forums/showthread.php?22747-GeeWunner-Custom-Building-Sets-July-Update-JoeCon-Inspired-Vehicles-Inbound!&p=171855#post171855]discuss these exciting new sets[/url]!

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IDW G.I.Joe ARAH 214 The Death Of Snake Eyes Part 3

This is it…part 3 of the story arch that brings us the death of the G.I.Joe Commando Ninja Extraordinaire, Snake Eyes. We have a 5 page preview to share with you after the jump, so continue reading to check it out and to share your thoughts on this latest blockbuster issue of G.I.Joe A Real American Hero!

[B]G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #214—The Death of Snake Eyes, Part 3[/B]

$3.99

FC • 32 pages

[I]The end of the road for SNAKE EYES… The events of this issue will change G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero forever![/I]

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The 1983 Tyco G.I.Joe Electric Train and Battle Set has arrived at 3DJoes!

3DJoes has shared news of a fantastic new addition to the 3DJoes.com website – the [B]1983 Tyco G.I.Joe Electric Train and Battle Set[/B]!

The Electric Train and Battle Set features dozens of vehicles, figures and accessories. The primary attraction is a 5 unit electric train set. Cobra and G.I.Joe each come equipped 26 troops, two tanks and a jeep. The Joes also have a helicopter and a boat, while Cobra has a bridge. The set documented on the 3DJoes page was a MIB sample, so they’ve also documented the unboxing for this classic piece for the G.I.Joe Community to see! This is the most heavily documented item on 3DJoes to date!

Continue reading to grab the link and to share your thoughts on this piece of G.I.Joe history!

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IDWs Transformers vs G.I. Joe 7 Preview

Check out this preview of IDW’s Transformers vs. G.I.Joe #7 thanks to the folks over at Comicosity! There are 7 pages included in the preview, so make sure to join us here on Cobra Island to check it out and to share your thoughts on this latest issue!

Transformers vs G.I. JOE #7

Tom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)
THE WORLD AS THEY MAKE IT! Alliance are forged! Enemies are enraged! The war burns on Earth and Cybertron! And now… now the real battle begins.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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GI Joe A Real American Hero Now Available On Vimeo

Not too long ago, we reported that [url=http://www.cobraisland.com/forums/showthread.php?22476-Joe-and-the-rest-of-Hasbro-Toons-stream-to-Vimeo&p=171357#post171357]G.I.Joe A Real American Hero and G.I.Joe Renegades are coming to Vimeo[/url]. That wait ends now, as G.I.Joe ARAH is now available!

In case you don’t have the set on DVD, for $40.00 you can download the entire ARAH series, which you can both stream and permanently download all of the episodes for your personal collection. How can you beat that? Check it out below, then join us after the break for discussion already in progress!

G.I.Joe Club Figure Subscription 4 Registration Is Now Live!

Yes, you’ve read that correctly! Word has come in via the [url=http://www.facebook.com/GIJoeCollectorsClub?fref=nf]G.I.Joe Collectors Club Facebook[/url] that registration for the 4th Figure Subscription Service is now live and reveals have already been shared. Check out the reveals for Barricade and Z Force Jammer!

Make sure to visit the [url=http://www.gijoeclub.com/forums]G.I.Joe Club Website[/url] for more details, then join us at the link below for discussion in progress!

[url=http://www.cobraisland.com/forums/showthread.php?22609-G-I-Joe-Collectors-Club-Figure-Subscription-Service-4-Pre-Orders-Begin-Soon!]G.I.Joe Club Figure Subscription Service 4.o Discussion – CobraIsland[/url]

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The Loyal Subjects G.I.Joe Action Vinyls Wave 2 Coming Soon!

The Team behind [url=https://www.theloyalsubjects.com]The Loyal Subjects[/url] shared a teaser image of Snake Eyes with hash tags advising that wave 2 of their G.I.Joe Action Vinyl assortment will be coming soon today via their [url=https://www.facebook.com/TheLoyalSubjectsCo?fref=nf]Facebook Page[/url]!

However, be advised, as per TLS:

THIS INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED. BURN, LIKE or SHARE AFTER READING

Make sure to head on over to [url=https://www.facebook.com/TheLoyalSubjectsCo?fref=nf]The Loyal Subjects Facebook Page[/url] and give it a like, then continue reading to join us on Cobra Island for discussion in progress!

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Exclusive First Look – Gentle Giant 12 Inch Jumbo G.I. Joe

Mr. Page Wagner was in attendance at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California last week. While there, he visited the Gentle Giant Booth and was able to get video and commentary from the GG team on their [url=http://www.the3dstudio.com/collectibles/gi-joe]Jumbo 12″ G.I.Joe figures[/url].

Page was kind enough to provide the footage to Justin Bell of [url=http://www.generalsjoes.com]GeneralsJoes[/url], who has in turn posted it on YouTube. He spent a few minutes talking to Gentle Giant about future G.I. Joe releases and was able to get “hands on” with GG’s upcoming Grunt figure. Check it out below and then continue reading to join us for discussion already in progress!

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Rank And File Guide Vol 1 And RAHC Guide Are Now Available As A Set!

Mr. James Kavanaugh, aka KuuKuuSon has issued a press release regarding his two G.I.Joe titles, R.A.H.C. Guide and the newly released Rank & File Guide Vol 1. Check it out –

The Rank & File Guide Vol 1 and R.A.H.C. Guide are now available as a set!

Update: The Rank & File Guide Vol 1 and R.A.H.C. Guide are now available as a set! Subscribe to the newsletter at: rahc.guide@gmail.com.

Hello and, WOW, it’s been a whirlwind last two weeks! Joe Con 2015 started for me on Tuesday, the 7th and ended for me on Monday, the 13th. It has since taken me a week to recover, I might be getting old… MIGHT.

I can’t thank everyone enough who attended and supported the Rank & File Guide Vol. 1!! In that time, I have taken the time to take stock in the current situation of the R.A.H.C. Guide and how to facilitate transactions beyond payment for one or both guides. The new format of the Rank & File Guides has required alternative shipping materials to ensure a cost effective, yet sturdy enough, solution to deliver your guides in a safely and timely manner. Those material purchases are being finalized this weekend. The R.A.H.C. Guide’s storage facilities are also at maximum capacity so we are currently only opening Rank & File sales to those who are interested in both guides. The R.A.H.C. Guide is available individually and the shipping preparation for the first guide is a qualitative solution for both guides but not for the thinner Rank & File Guide. The R.A.H.C. Guide is also currently available on it’s own for $40.

The website will be updated to reflect the availability of both guides soon but can currently be ordered via PayPal by sending $60 (U.S. residents only) and $79 for international customers. The PayPal address is:

rahc.guide@gmail.com.

Also on the horizon is an updated website. The original was a quick design to help facilitate the overwhelming demand for the first guide, yet not easy to update in a timely fashion. And again, both guides are very limited (the R.A.H.C. Guide stock is running VERY low) so don’t miss your chance to own these self published guides! Thanks again for your patience, understanding and support for these guides, it truly is the source of my inspiration and motivation!

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