GIJoeCon 2018 Guest Announcement – Kurt Groen

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

KURT GROEN joined the G.I. Joe Design Team at Hasbro, Inc. in January 1989. Kurt’s first day on the job led him into designing his first 3 3/4″ G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero action figure: VAPOR, the Cobra Hurricane Pilot. Kurt joined the team just in time for the company to start producing spring-loaded launchers. This addition of “weapons that really shoot” enhanced the play value of the G.I. Joe toy line through the 1990s. His head was used as the basis to create the 1992 Oktober Guard action figure: BIG BEAR. 

Kurt designed and developed all sizes of G.I. Joe, from the 3 3/4″ to the 12″ Hall of Fame and Classic Collection, including Sgt. Savage and his Screaming Eagles, along with G.I. Joe: Extreme. Kurt was lucky to work on numerous other popular Hasbro toy lines including: Jurassic Park, Starting Lineup, Winner’s Circle, WWF, Tonka, Playskool, Dinosaurs to name a few. After many years at Hasbro, Kurt moved on from toy design to Product Development in Sporting Goods where he works today.

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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New Jurassic World Offerings Now Listed On Mattel Store

A few months ago we brought you word that New Jurassic World Offerings From Mattel Leaked Online. Fans became excited as it appears as though the offerings are 1:18th scale, allowing for cross-play with other offerings in that same scale. One new toy in particular, the Jurassic World Gyrosphere Blast Vehicle especially caught fans eyes, as it shares a close resemblance to the Coyote from G.I.Joe: Renegades. 

Thanks to UCSF, our Crimson Guard in the field, we now have confirmation that the new Jurassic World toys have been posted on Mattel’s Storefront! They aren’t available for purchase as of yet, but the listings give you an idea of what will be included in the assortment, along with cost. You can check out the full catalog here – Mattel Shop: New Jurassic World Offerings – Cobra Island

If the Gyrosphere Blast Vehicle is indeed 1:18th scale, will you be adding it to your collection? Come join in on the discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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New Jurassic World Offerings From Mattel Leaked Online

Word of a new Jurassic World action figure line from Mattel leaked on the internet yesterday, sending fans in to a frenzy as they feasted their eyes on new JW offerings. The new line is in G.I.Joe scale (3.75″), exciting collectors as they look to add new figures, vehicles and critters to their existing collections. 

What are your thoughts on these possible new Jurassic World offerings? Are there any pieces you’d add to your collection? Join in on the discussion on the Cobra Island Forums!

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