ToyHypeUSA Interviews G.I.Joe A Real America Hero Toy Designer Guy Cassaday

Mr. Anthony Scott over at ToyHypeUSA has sat down with G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero Toy Design Legend, Mr. Guy Cassady! 

During HasCon in September 2018, Anthony had a chance to sit next to Guy at the G.I. Joe Legends Dinner and had the opportunity to discuss toys, hear stories of his time working at Hasbro and more. Mr. Cassaday is credited with many vehicles that many of us played with as a child, and in this interview he discusses some of these creations.

Make sure to check out the full interview here: G.I. Joe: A Real America Hero Toy Designer Legend Guy Cassaday Interview

It’s always great to hear/read the thoughts of the folks behind our favorite modern army action figures. What’s your take on ToyHypeUSA’s interview with Guy Cassaday? Share your thoughts with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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3DJoes.com Presents Vintage 1985 Hasbro Toy Fair Catalog Images

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!

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Raginspoon Complex Base Building System Single Wall Set Breakdown

Have you been wondering what you get in a COMPLEX Base Building System Wall Set? Wait no further, as Raginspoon has you covered! The video below will break down what you can expect to find in a COMPLEX Base System Single Wall Set and what you can do with it.

Pre-Order your COMPLEX Base system today at SmallJoes.com. Will you be adding the Complex system to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Raginspoon Complex Base Building System Single Floor Set Breakdown

Have you been wondering what you get in a COMPLEX Base Building System Floor Set? Wait no further, as Raginspoon has you covered! The video below will break down what you can expect to find in a COMPLEX Base System Single Floor Set and what you can do with it.

Pre-Order your COMPLEX Base system today at SmallJoes.com. Will you be adding the Complex system to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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3DJoes.com Presents Vintage Hasbro Toy Fair Catalog Images

Our good friend Carson from 3DJoes.com has begun sharing albums containing image scans of Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogs!

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!

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Cobra Island Discussion Point – Unofficial Hasbro HasLab G.I.Joe Product Vote Round 2

A couple of weeks ago, we kicked off a discussion point based on the Unofficial Hasbro HasLab product vote put together by CobraIsland.com  member Skinny. At Toy Fair 2018Hasbro announced a new initiative that sent Star Wars fans in to a frenzy. Hasbro Lab, or HASLAB is Hasbro’s new crowd sourcing platform that hopes to bring dream products into the hands of fans. With your support, their goal is to make products that are trophy items both in significance and size that fans have been clamoring for. Once the campaign is backed with the minimum number of backers as listed by the deadline, Hasbro will bring the product to life.

Hasbro’s first offering is a massive 4′ long Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna). Once unveiled, many G.I.Joe fans began to ask “I wonder if we may see G.I.Joe offerings via HasLab as well?” Skinny decided to gauge interest by putting together a survey to see exactly what G.I.Joe fans may want if given the opportunity to pledge on a grail G.I.Joe offering. The first round of voting has been completed and the survey for the second round is now available. Check it out here – Unofficial Hasbro HasLab G.I.Joe Survey Round 2 by Skinny

Please note: The survey is in no way endorsed and/or sanctioned by Hasbro and is not scientific by any means; It’s just a means to gauge possible interest, so please keep that in mind. So what say you, Cobra Island? Would you support a HasLab G.I.Joe offering? Are you interested in any of the items noted in the Survey, or is there one you think should be added? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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Raginspoon Complex Base Building System – Kit Breakdown and Builders Package

Since revealing the Complex Base Building System last week, fans have been sharing not only their excitement with Raginspoon, but questions as well. Not to worry though, as RS has us covered! 

First and foremost, many asked “so, what’s in the box?” Here’s the scoop – 

  • The Wall set comes with one wall, two door panels, and the two types of connectors.
  • The Floor set comes with two floors and four types of connectors.
  • Each set has can come in either Desert (brown) or Urban (grey)
  • The desert color is not final. It has been changed to a lighter desert brown.

Another popular request was something for those that want to build larger scale buildings. You’ve been heard loud and clear, as they’ve put together a special pre-order “Builder’s Package” comprised of 8 Floor sets and 8 Wall sets in your choice of either Urban or Desert colors.

The “Builder’s Package” sets are priced at $250, 18% off the standard pricing! It’s a fantastic deal that will give you some serious building potential! This Pre-order Special is for a limited time only and will run until March 10th. Will you be adding these to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Raginspoon Toys Announces COMPLEX Base Building System

Raginspoon is pleased to announce a new factory produced product. It’s a small start to where they want to go, but they think you’ll be quite pleased with the first wave:

From heroic headquarters to villainous volcanic lairs, RaginSpoon Toys has the playsets and dioramas your action figure collection deserves for display and play! Using their COMPLEX base building system you can build structures as simple or as astonishing as you want, there are no limits to what you can create! The COMPLEX system is completely modular and geared towards 3 3/4 inch action figures. It allows you to construct your very own custom dioramas just the way you want them. Already you can build structures of any size with ease and each successive wave will only add to the excitement as new additions roll out!

Current offerings include two-sided floor set with four connectors, and wall set with two door panels, one step connector, and one end connector. Pictured below is wave one. These are early factory samples and some of the final paint schemes will be adjusted. Wave 2 is already under development – look for catwalks, two new walls, and several new plug in accessories – all coming soon!

Head over to Smalljoes.com to preorder yours today! You don’t want to miss out on these; They’re adjusting their factory production numbers based on pre-order demands. Will you be adding these to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Cobra Island Discussion Point – Would you support a Hasbro HasLab G.I.Joe offering?

At Toy Fair 2018, Hasbro announced a new initiative that sent Star Wars fans in to a frenzy. Hasbro Lab, or HASLAB is Hasbro’s new crowd sourcing platform that hopes to bring dream products into the hands of fans. With your support, their goal is to make products that are trophy items both in significance and size that fans have been clamoring for. Once the campaign is backed with the minimum number of backers as listed by the deadline, Hasbro will bring the product to life.

Hasbro’s first offering is a massive 4′ long Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna). Once unveiled, many G.I.Joe fans began to ask “I wonder if we may see G.I.Joe offerings via HasLab as well?” CobraIsland.com forum member Skinny decided to gauge interest by putting together a survey to see exactly what G.I.Joe fans may want if given the opportunity to pledge on a grail G.I.Joe offering. You can check out the survey here: 

Hasbro HasLab G.I.Joe Survey by Skinny

Please note: The survey is in no way endorsed and/or sanctioned by Hasbro and is not scientific by any means; It’s just a means to gauge possible interest, so please keep that in mind. Skinny will be creating a follow up survey in a couple of weeks, once you, the fans have had a chance to share your input. 

So what say you, Cobra Island? Would you support a HasLab G.I.Joe offering? Are you interested in any of the items noted in the Survey, or is there one you think should be added? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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PHX Customs Retro Toy Chest 3 kicks off this Monday February 19th

Heads up, everyone! Master Customizer Oreobuilder has shared word that PHX Customs will be launching their new “Retro Toy Chest” project this coming Monday, February 19th! In anticipation of the Event, Oreobuilder has been sharing customs from previous Retroy Toy Chest projects on his Instagram account, so make sure to go and give it a follow!

We’ll of course bring this event to you once it kicks off, so make sure to keep it locked on the Cobra Island Dreadnok Chop Shop Forums for more details as they’re released!

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