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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Just Another G.I.Joe Show with James Kavanaugh Jr and Dan Klingensmith

Did you miss the latest episode of Just Another G.I.Joe show ? Well no worries, Mike & Fred have you covered! This is definitely one episode you won’t want to miss, as the show interviewed Mr. James Kavanaugh Jr. and Mr. Dan Klingensmith, who were both discussing their current Kickstarter Campaigns!: 

Make sure to check out both Rank & File Volume 2 & 3 Reprints. G.I. Joe Resource Guides & 3.75″ Joe: Creating G.I.Joe ®: A Real American Hero™ Vol. 5 to get your pledge in and support these fine authors! After you get your fill, join us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums for discussion already in progress!

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Just Another G.I.Joe Show Welcomes Terry Dizard – Administrator of YoJoe

On tonight’s live episode of Just Another G.I.Joe Show, Mike & Fred welcome Terry Dizard, Administrator of YoJoe.com. Make sure to tune in at 6pm Central to join in on the fun! 

Have any questions that you’d like to ask Terry or the Dynamic Duo? Make sure to tune in and get in on the live viewer chat! We’re talking all about it on the boards, so join us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Just Another G.I.Joe Show 1 Year Anniversary Special

Join the Just Another G.I.Joe show  crew right now as they celebrate 1 year of Just Another GI Joe Show! Special guests include: 

  • Bobby Vala-Hasbro
  • JE Russell-Chicken Fried Toys 
  • James Kavanaugh-Rank & Files

Congrats to the Just Another G.I.Joe show  team from all of us here at Cobra Island! Join in on the discussion with us after the break right here on the Cobra Island Forums

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Just Another G.I.Joe Show 1 Year Anniversary Special

Join the Just Another G.I.Joe show  crew this Saturday night 6pm CST join us as they celebrate 1 year of Just Another GI Joe Show! Special guest as of right now are: 

  • Bobby Vala-Hasbro
  • JE Russell-Chicken Fried Toys 
  • James Kavanaugh-Rank & Files

Mike & Fred hope to add more to the list this week, so make sure to tune in and celebrate the 1 year anniversary! Congrats to the Just Another G.I.Joe show  team from all of us here at Cobra Island! Join in on the discussion with us after the break right here on the Cobra Island Forums

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Tonight on Just Another G.I.Joe Show – Bobby Vala Hasbro Sr. Product Designer

The Gents from Just Another G.I.Joe show will have a special guest tonight, Mr. Bobby Vala, Senior Product designer for Hasbro! Bobby is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology with a BFA in Toy Design. After graduating from High School he attended and graduated from the Joe Kubert School for Cartoon and Graphic art and also obtained an Associates degree in Industrial Design. (thanks, LinkedIn!)

Among other awesome offerings, Bobby is also responsible for bringing fans the G.I.Joe Cobra Missile Command Headquarters re-issue, giving us fans a chance to own this iconic and rare playset to our collections in Modern Era form. You can check out a great Q&A with Bobby on the topic over on Hasbro Pulse

Make sure to tune in tonight at 6pm CST to catch the interview live on Just Another G.I.Joe Show! After you check out the interview, make sure to join us for discussion on the Cobra Island Forums

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The Joe Report sits down with Derryl Depreist!

Our Friends at Patches of Pride who publish The Joe Report recently got a chance to have a One on One sit down with Hasbro Global Marketing VP Derryl Depreist!!

The Joe Report which is dedicated to the fandom and support for the rich history of G.I.Joe 12in and it’s classic heritage not only addressed that but also was able to give us a great glimpse into the man himself and what motivates Derryl Depreist to make G.I.Joe all that he can even if the future of 12in scale doesn’t rest with Hasbro!

A Small Excerpt …

‘My long answer to a short question is… As passionate as the 12-inch fans are—and I’m one of them, because my story’s built on 12-inch, I came to Hasbro to take over the GIjOE line, I have launched many lines internally—it’s (unfortunately) a small but passionate business; not big enough to sustain.

Our focus now is Joe-Cobra. That’s not to say Joe-Cobra couldn’t be 12-inch, but the days of a kind of generic GIjOE and razor/blades phenomenon or Timeless Collection stuff are in the past.”

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