George Vega Shares G.I.Joe Sketch Art On Instagram

Our friend Mr. George Vega has been cooking up some amazing G.I.Joe Sketch art pieces on his Twitch Channel and sharing them on the official George Vega Art Instagram Account! So far George has shared sketches of Duke, Scarlett, Cobra Commander & the Baroness. We’ve shared them all here for your viewing pleasure – 

We can’t wait to see what else George shares! Make sure to give him a follow so you can see his creations come to life live on Twitch. What’s your take on these awesome G.I.Joe Sketch Art cards? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Robert Atkins announces run of G.I.Joe sketches for Sketchaday

Via the Robert Atkins Art Instagram page comes word that Robert is taking part of a fun art initiative called Sketchaday (#Sketchaday), where, you guessed it, artists share a new sketch a day! 

For day 2, he shared this fantastic sketch of the Cobra Emperor, Serpentor! Robert noted that he’s going to do a run of G.I.Joe pieces to kick off the project, but there will be other cool properties coming soon as well! If you’re not already, make sure to follow Robert Atkins Art on Instagram to check out the daily sketches that hell be sharing alongside his students. You can also search for hash tags #scadseqa #ratkins to check out more! 

What are your thoughts on this Serpentor Sketch from Robert Atkins? Excited to hear about his run of G.I.Joe Sketches for #sketchaday? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Nekomans Viper Pit Presents Joecon in Retrospect

Nekoman, curator of Nekoman’s Viper Pit, sat down with various members of the G.I.Joe Community to put together a retrospective of JoeCon and what it means, or has meant to those whom were invited to sit in on the panel. From Nekoman – 

The GI Joe collecting community is approaching a special occasion with the upcoming Joecon. That is, this Joecon will be the last Joecon convention and mark the end of the GI Joe Collector’s Club, who’s been operating for over fifteen years now. It’s uncertain what we’ll be left with and what the future holds for GI Joe collectors, so I’ve decided to discuss the topic in the form of seven questions with five of the best GI Joe writers on the internet.

The Panel members included: 

  • RTG: A GI Joe photographer who specializes in 1982 through 1984 figures. He also has recently started his blog Attica Gazzette, which has snappy profiles and top-tier photographs. Also check him out on Instagram.
  • CIAD: Owner of Cobra Island, an all things GI Joe news site and message board. He was also the long-time administrator of HISS Tank, and covered news there for about a decade. He also posts to Instagram.
  • Mike T: GI Joe blogger who has run Forgotten Figures since 1999. His long time dedication to the brand is clear in his knowledge of some of the most obscure GI Joe facts from his time collecting. He’s also on Instagram.
  • Dragon Fortress: Another blogger who’s site is The Dragon Fortress, a blog dedicated to the often underrated toys from the 90‘s, with a frequent focus on GI Joe. Here he is on Instagram.
  • Justin Bell: Owner of Generals Joes, another prolific Joe Blog that’s run since 2002, featuring reviews of current figures, his diorama comic, and GI Joe news. Here is the Instagram for his site.

We here at Cobra Island were honored to be considered to share our thoughts alongside these fine gentlemen and cannot thank Nekoman enough for allowing us the opportunity to contribute. 

You can read the Retrospective in its entirety here – Joecon in Retrospect: A Discussion with the Best Joe Writers from Around the Web

Make sure to check out Nekoman’s Viper Pit for other fantastic articles just like this! What are your thoughts on JoeCon? Share your thoughts on this Retrospective and of JoeCon with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Custom Transformers vs G.I.Joe Autobot Whirl Dragonfly by VintageToyStuff

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! 

This custom would look amazing alongside VintageToyStuff’s Decepticon Blitzwing MOBAT crossover as SDCC exclusives, wouldn’t you agree? Share your thoughts on this custom crossover after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Custom Transformers vs G.I.Joe Decepticon Blitzwing Mobat by Vintagetoystuff

Over on Instagram, VintageToyStuff has shared this amazing custom crossover Transformers vs. G.I.Joe Blitzwing MOBAT Tank! This custom Decepticon Triple Changer looks like a production piece, with paint applications that resemble its G1 counterpart perfectly. 

This piece looks like it would be right at home in an SDCC Exclusive box set. What are your thoughts on this custom crossover? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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John Royle G.I.Joe Cover Sneak Peek Featuring Cover Girl and Stalker

Mr. John Royle treated followers of his Instagram account to a fantastic sneak peek of a new G.I. Joe cover featuring Cover Girl and Stalker, up against Cobra H.I.S.S. Tanks! A few teasers of this piece have been shared over the month, leading up to these beautiful piece of artwork shown here. 

John notes that he thought for this G.I.Joe cover he’d go simple for a change and do a large Cover Girl shot with simple background; He loves drawing them so much that he got lost in the fun of it and it didn’t turn out that way! 😂

We can’t wait to see the full color version of this killer piece of G.I.Joe artwork! What are your thoughts in this piece? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums!

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