GIJoeCon 2018 Convention Exclusive Sets Running Low

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has sent out word on the remaining stock levels of GIJoeCon 2018 Exclusive Offerings. Here’s the scoop – 

We have had a fantastic response to this year’s convention for both attending and non-attending packages!  Here are the available items:

3 3/4″ items

  • American Hero Package (attending) – 81
  • Homefront Hero Package (non-attending) – 50
  • Attending Loose Sets – 20 
  • Non-attending Loose set – 15 

12″ Items

  • General’s Package (attending) – 38
  • Base Commander Package – 12

Exhibitor Items

  • Exhibitor booths – 10
  • Artist Table – 1
  • Exhibitor Single Table – 1

Other Items

  • Thursday Custom Class – 0
  • Wednesday Custom Class – 6
  • Tours still available as we have flexibility. 

If you have already ordered a boxed set (attending or non-attending) and want to add a loose set, please call the office – 817-448-9863 as Admin has to add this to your order. If you have not ordered a box set yet, you can add the loose set when you place your order online.  Do NOT call the office.  

NOTE:  You must have a boxed set on order to get the extra loose set of figures. 

If you collect GI Joe, you owe it to yourself and your collecting friends to be at this show!   Register NOW!  GIJoeCon.com

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Come join us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums to get in on the JoeCon 2018 discussion already in progress! 

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RAHC Guide Rank and File Volume 2 and 3 Reprint Kickstarter Campaign Has Funded

We’re pleased to announce that R.A.H.C. Guide Rank & File Volume 2 & 3 Reprint Kickstarter campaign has successfully funded! The campaign topped it’s goal of $8K, reaching just over $9K! We here at CobraIsland.com wold like to congratulate James on another successful campaign! We can’t wait to get our new volumes in! 

The Rank & File guide series started off in 2015 and began archiving G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero’s journey in the 4″ format. These volumes contain every action figure and vehicle produced in the The Rise of Cobra, The Pursuit of Cobra, 30th Anniversary, Retaliation, 50th Anniversary, and Basic Asst. series. Volume 2 sold out in 2017 and volume 3 will be sold out any day now. Fan demand has reached the point of a Kickstarter re-release! Kickstarter is the perfect opportunity to re-release volumes 2 & 3 and update key elements in an ever-evolving toy line.

Don’t forget, you can grab Volume 1.1, Volume 3 and the original R.A.H.C. Guide while supplies last, so head over to www.rahcguide.com to secure your copies. Are you excited to add these latest volumes to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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JoeCon 2018 Guest Announcement – David Kunitz

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has announced a new guest for the G.I.Joe Collectors Convention, none other than Mr. David Kunitz! From the Club – 

DAVID “OZONE” KUNITZ probably worked on the 3 3/4-inch G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero brand longer then any one designer. Although starting out on Transformers in 1984, he immediately took on responsibilities for G.I. Joe vehicles. David designed vehicles through an amazing time in the 80s and into the 90s. He is credited for work on G.I. Joe: The Movie and G.I. Joe: Sgt. Savage. He also was instrumental in bringing back the 12-inch G.I. Joe in the 90s. He moved from G.I. Joe to work on other toys for Hasbro when G.I. Joe decided to be “G.I. Joe Extreme”. He left Hasbro to work on brands such as Battletech, Tyco RC, Tyco Electric Race and Matchbox. He was Director of Matchbox vehicles until Hasbro invited him back to lead boys toys for Hasbro Direct, where he participated in bringing back 3 3/4-inch G.I. Joe through Toys “R” Us. David then went on to become vice president of design for boys toys at Hasbro. He was involved in many aspects of G.I. Joe.

David’s likeness was used on two G.I. Joe figures. The 1st being Thrasher, the driver for the Thunder Machine. He had Ron Rudat create an outfit out of lacrosse equipment. The 2nd figure is Ozone, a member of Eco-Warriors and Star Brigade. Ozone’s file card displays his name: David F Kunitz. His work has been featured in several books and on video, most recently on a G.I. Joe episode of the Netflix series “The Toys That Made Us”. 

Presently David Kunitz is the owner of D-Kid group LLC. D-Kid group LLC is a successful product development company that is now partnering on startups to create product for mass-market. It also provides freelance design and consulting for toy companies. These products include interactive books and storytelling, exercise equipment, medical devices, automotive accessories, toys, games, and apiculture. David was educated to be a designer and inventor at Purdue University, and continued his education with Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in executive development. David volunteers on the Board of Directors for RIMOSA – Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art and presently is Chair for the Institutional Planning committee. RIMOSA’s mission is to awaken curiosity and increase independent thinking, creativity, innovation and invention. This mission is accomplished by encouraging the exploration of science and art through interactive exhibits, educational programming, performances and other museum events.

Thanks to our friends from Just another G.I.Joe Show for the heads up! Are you excited for this latest guest announcement? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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RAHC Guide Rank and File Volume 2 and 3 Reprint Kickstarter Campaign Countdown

With only 4 days left to go, we’re coming up to the final countdown for the R.A.H.C. Guide Rank & File Volume 2 & 3 Reprint Kickstarter campaign! The campaign is at just under 66% of it’s funding goal as of the time of this writing ($5,307 of $8,000). With your help, we can push this over the top! 

The Rank & File guide series started off in 2015 and began archiving G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero’s journey in the 4″ format. These volumes contain every action figure and vehicle produced in the The Rise of Cobra, The Pursuit of Cobra, 30th Anniversary, Retaliation, 50th Anniversary, and Basic Asst. series. Volume 2 sold out in 2017 and volume 3 will be sold out any day now. Fan demand has reached the point of a Kickstarter re-release! Kickstarter is the perfect opportunity to re-release volumes 2 & 3 and update key elements in an ever-evolving toy line.

There’s quite a few awesome tiers to pledge in at, including choosing a cover for volume 2, the “One & Only Souvenir” and more! Head over to the campaign and check it out – Rank & File Volume 2 & 3 Reprints. G.I. Joe resource guides!

Don’t forget, you can grab Volume 1.1, Volume 3 and the original R.A.H.C. Guide while supplies last, so head over to www.rahcguide.com to secure your copies. We’ll definitely be adding this volume to our collection. What about you? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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2018 GIJoeCon Convention Exclusive Slaughters Marauders vs Python Patrol 3.75 Sets Back In Stock

The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has sent out word that a limited supply of the GIJoeCon 2018 Convention Exclusive Slaughters Marauders vs Python Patrol 3 & 3/4 Sets are in stock! From the Club –

We have had a fantastic response to this year’s convention for both attending and non-attending packages. We appreciate your enthusiasm!

We have great news! The factory was able to slightly increase the number of sets being made! If you are interested in an attending or non-attending set, you can now order them at GIJoeCon.com. You can also sign up for the 12″ attending and non-attending set as well. There are also a few Exhibitor booths still available.

We have a third hotel block at another property that is a couple of blocks away, but we are currently waiting on them to set up the reservation portal. Should happen sometime this week. If you collect GI Joe, you owe it to yourself and your collecting friends to be at this show! GIJoeCon.com

If you’re interested in picking up a set, don’t wait as it’s sure to sell out once again! We’re talking all about GIJoeCon 2018 on the boards, so come join us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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G.I.Joe Collectors Club FSS 6 Shipment 5 Now Arriving

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! 

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RAHC Guide Rank and File Volume 2 and 3 Reprint Kickstarter Campaign Update

There’s only 9 days left to go for the R.A.H.C. Guide Rank & File Volume 2 & 3 Reprint Kickstarter campaign! The campaign is at just under 72% of it’s funding goal as of the time of this writing ($5,753 of $8,000). With your help, we can push this over the top! 

The Rank & File guide series started off in 2015 and began archiving G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero’s journey in the 4″ format. These volumes contain every action figure and vehicle produced in the The Rise of Cobra, The Pursuit of Cobra, 30th Anniversary, Retaliation, 50th Anniversary, and Basic Asst. series. Volume 2 sold out in 2017 and volume 3 will be sold out any day now. Fan demand has reached the point of a Kickstarter re-release! Kickstarter is the perfect opportunity to re-release volumes 2 & 3 and update key elements in an ever-evolving toy line.

There’s quite a few awesome tiers to pledge in at, including choosing a cover for volume 2, the “One & Only Souvenir” and more! Head over to the campaign and check it out – Rank & File Volume 2 & 3 Reprints. G.I. Joe resource guides!

Don’t forget, you can grab Volume 1.1, Volume 3 and the original R.A.H.C. Guide while supplies last, so head over to www.rahcguide.com to secure your copies. We’ll definitely be adding this volume to our collection. What about you? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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RAHC Guide Rank and File Volume 2 and 3 Reprint Kickstarter Campaign Update

 R.A.H.C. Guide Rank & File Volume 2 & 3 Reprint Kickstarter campaign has been live for roughly a week and is going strong, having already surpassed 25% funding! There’s 13 days left to go, so make sure to get your pledge in! 

The Rank & File guide series started off in 2015 and began archiving G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero’s journey in the 4″ format. These volumes contain every action figure and vehicle produced in the The Rise of Cobra, The Pursuit of Cobra, 30th Anniversary, Retaliation, 50th Anniversary, and Basic Asst. series. Volume 2 sold out in 2017 and volume 3 will be sold out any day now. Fan demand has reached the point of a Kickstarter re-release! Kickstarter is the perfect opportunity to re-release volumes 2 & 3 and update key elements in an ever-evolving toy line.

There’s quite a few awesome tiers to pledge in at, including choosing a cover for volume 2, the “One & Only Souvenir” and more! Head over to the campaign and check it out – Rank & File Volume 2 & 3 Reprints. G.I. Joe resource guides!

Don’t forget, you can grab Volume 1.1, Volume 3 and the original R.A.H.C. Guide while supplies last, so head over to www.rahcguide.com to secure your copies. We’ll definitely be adding this volume to our collection. What about you? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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RAHC Guide Rank and File Volume 2 and 3 Reprint Kickstarter Campaign Now Live

Word has come in from the R.A.H.C. Guide Facebook Page that a Kickstarter campaign for volume 2.1 and 3.1 is now LIVE! 

The Rank & File guide series started off in 2015 and began archiving G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero’s journey in the 4″ format. These volumes contain every action figure and vehicle produced in the The Rise of Cobra, The Pursuit of Cobra, 30th Anniversary, Retaliation, 50th Anniversary, and Basic Asst. series. Volume 2 sold out in 2017 and volume 3 will be sold out any day now. Fan demand has reached the point of a Kickstarter re-release! Kickstarter is the perfect opportunity to re-release volumes 2 & 3 and update key elements in an ever-evolving toy line.

There’s quite a few awesome tiers to pledge in at, including choosing a cover for volume 2, the “One & Only Souvenir” and more! Head over to the campaign and check it out – Rank & File Volume 2 & 3 Reprints. G.I. Joe resource guides!

Don’t forget, you can grab Volume 1.1, Volume 3 and the original R.A.H.C. Guide while supplies last, so head over to www.rahcguide.com to secure your copies. We’ll definitely be adding this volume to our collection. What about you? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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GIJoeCon 2018 Slaughters Marauders Sgt Smasher Revealed

The Final reveal from the 2018 GIJoeCon Convention Box set has been revealed. This time around, we get to take a look at an all new character; Check out the Slaughters Marauders Squad Leader, Sgt. Smasher! 

SLAUGHTER’S MARAUDERS SQUAD LEADER:
SGT. SMASHER

– 25th Anniversary Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure.
– NEW Modern Era Character in original SM design.
– Inspired by “Mister C” from the Sunbow: G.I. Joe Cartoon!
– Features exclusive NEW Head Sculpt with Mowak hairstyle,
and NEW removable Marine Drill Instructor hat.
– Includes removable vest, whistle, baton, pistol, Gatling gun,
backpack with ammo strip, and G.I. Joe Logo Stand.

What’s your thoughts on this final reveal? Get in on the discussion with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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