3.75 Joe – Creating G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Vol. 5 Kickstarter Campaign Now Live

Mr. Dan Klingensmith Jr. has shared word that the 3.75″ Joe: Creating G.I.Joe ®: A Real American Hero™ Vol. 5 Kickstarter Campaign is now live! 

G.I. Joe® * is one of the most recognizable and well known action figure lines in history, yet there is no full story showing the creation process of the G.I. Joe®: A Real American Hero™ brand that ran from 1982-1994

The release of “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero” book series, Volume 5! The fifth book in the series, “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero (Volume 5)” is an 80 page, 9”X10” library of designs and stories ranging from 1982-1994, including some unproduced concepts! This fully colored book will be printed on 100# paper in a Soft Perfect Bind format with a visible spine like a graphic novel. Although there have been many books written about G.I. Joe®, what makes “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero” series unique is the fact that the information shared within the book comes from exclusive interviews with former employees who worked on the G.I. Joe® brand. Some of the things to expect include:

  • The inspiration and influences behind the different figures and vehicles straight from the designers’ point of view…
  •  Alternate names for figures and vehicles pulled from Larry Hama’s dossiers or from the original concepts themselves…
  • Insider stories from former employees ranging from Marketing to Engineering regarding the changes that occurred during the design process…
  • Conceptual designs and photographs that will show the progression and different stages of creating a figure or vehicle. This includes concept pencils and inks, sculpture sheets, color studies, color presentation art, models, and much much more!

You can get your pledge in here: 3.75″ Joe: Creating G.I.Joe ®: A Real American Hero™ Vol. 5

Make sure to grab volume 1 – 4 at 334inchjoe.com if you haven’t already! Will you be pledging towards volume 5? Let us know after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Zica Toys Sectaurs Kickstarter Campaign Ending Soon

Heads Up! The Sectaurs Kickstarter Campaign from Zica Toys is coming to a close. The campaign has hit funding and has unlocked its Troop Builder Strech Goal, so getting in on the campaign now guarantees you access to an awesome assortment of figures. Included are: 

  • Dargon
  • General Spidrax
  • Mantor
  • Zak
  • Royal Guard – Troop Builder; Available for $20 each, or 5 for $90. The latter includes alternate heads!
  • Skull Soldier – Troop Builder; Available for $20 each, or 5 for $90. The latter includes alternate heads!

It’s now or never, so let’s get to it! Get in on the conversation in progress with us 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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Marauder Task Force World War II German Army MG42 Machine Gunner Unlocked

WOW! The Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter Campaign shows no signs of slowing down, as it’s just plowed through the 11th Stretch Goal target! The latest addition to get the unlock treatment is the German Army MG42 Machine Gunner!

The campaign is plowing full steam ahead towards its 12th stretch goal, so make sure to get your pledge in and help make the next goal a reality! Are you excited about the German Army MG42 Machine Gunner? Let us know and join in on the discussion on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Marauder Task Force World War II US Army 50 Cal Machine Gunner Unlocked

The Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter Campaign has punched through not one, but TWO stretch goals today! Yes, you’ve read that right, the U.S. Army 50 Cal Machine Gunner has been UNLOCKED! 

The campaign is already on its way to unlocking its 11th stretch goal, so make sure to get your pledge in and help make the next goal a reality! Are you excited about both US Army 50 Cal Machine Gunner updates? Share your excitement with us on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS Mighty Steeds Kickstarter Update

The team from Boss Fight Studio have shared an update regarding their upcoming Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Mighty Steeds Kickstarter Campaign. 

Coming this March (2018), The Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Mighty Steeds Kickstarter from Boss Fight Studio features horses in different decor, saddles, tack, gear, exclusives, and creature add on kits!! The attached image offers us a sneak peek at a few of the different decos being planned. SADDLE UP!!! It’s gonna be a mythically awesome ride!!

Will you be getting in on the Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Mighty Steeds Kickstarter campaign? Let us know after the break, right here on the Cobra Island Forums

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Marauder Task Force World War II German Army MP44 Gunner Unlocked

The Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter Campaign continues to plow through its goals, having started roughly a week ago and already surpassing its 9th stretch goal. Yes, you’ve read that right, the German Army MP44 Gunner (Mid to Late War Uniform) has been UNLOCKED! 

But that’s not the only news from the campaign to share with you! Earlier today via the Marauder Gun-Runners Facebook page, word came that there’s been an update to the Red & Black German Army Soldier – The hands on the red & black German figure are now all BLACK! Also, to clarify, the red & black figure comes WITH the red helmet, red Dress cap AND the red fatigue cap (along with ALL the accessories and gear released with the figure in black). 

The campaign is already on its way to unlocking its 10th stretch goal, so make sure to get your pledge in and help make the next goal a reality! Are you excited about both German Army Soldier updates? Share your excitement with us on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Zica Toys Sectaurs Kickstarter Campaign Update – Stretch Goal Accessories Revealed

Zica Toys has shared a new update via the Sectaurs Kickstarter Campaign. Here’s the scoop from Zica: 

Wanted to share and image of some additional items that will be included with the figures if the $50K stretch goal is met. The alternate Skull Trooper and General Spidrax heads will be packed inside the blister with their specific figure, and the variant Royal Guard heads will only be available on the figures included in the troop builder pack. This pack will include five Royal Guard figures, one with the standard edition blue eyes, and four others with the variant eye colors. Please keep spreading the word and help us get the $50K stretch goal unlocked!

The campaign has reached its initial funding and is now marching towards its first stretch goal, so let’s get to it! Are you digging these new accessories? Share your thoughts with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Marauder Task Force World War II US Army Bazooka Soldier Unlocked

The Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter Campaign has been destroying its goals, having started roughly a week ago and already surpassing its 8th stretch goal. Yes, you’ve read that right, the U.S. Army Bazooka Soldier has been UNLOCKED! 

Not only can you add this amazing figure to your collection, but the campaign is now marching towards its next goal, the German Army MP44 Gunner! Are you excited that the US Army Bazooka Soldier has been unlocked? Share your excitement with us on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Cryptid Toys Super Articulated Action Figure Blanks Female Blank Reveal

Our friends from Cryptid Toys have shared a new update regarding their Super Articulated Action Figure blanks Kickstarter Campaign. Here’s the scoop – 

Hey everybody, 

As you all are aware, the BackerKit survey and storefront is still not up yet.  It’s still coming, and that being delayed does not mean the figures are delayed or change the schedule of things. The factory is closed for Chinese New Year, and they will all return to work and resume the tooling process at the end of the month. Been hard at work on many other cool things for the future of this Blanks line as well as other figures that should be able to bypass the Kickstarter process all together.  This Blanks line will help open doors for other lines and other lines will do the same for this Blanks line. Eager to show off some other figures when the time is right. In the mean time, here is a look at the work in progress female blank body that will be a future release:

Thank you all for your patience.  Look for the next update much sooner than this one came!

How awesome is that?! Sounds like there’s promising things on the horizon for Cryptid Toys. Join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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