Project Update #8: Modern Army Action Figures, G.I. Joe Newspaper Ad 1982-1989 by Philip Reed

If you were one of the backers of the kickstarter campaign, then get ready to start checking those mailboxes! All of the books are here and ready to ship. Better still, all of the required shipping supplies arrived yesterday, so Philip is all set to take tomorrow to pack all of the books for mailing on Saturday (and Monday for the international packages). This means finished books should start reaching all of you starting next week!

For more awesome old school news ads from Philip, make sure to check Battlegrip! Are you excited to get your copy in the mail? I know we are!  Read on for more sneak peeks, then join in on the discussion in progress after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!  

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Animal Warriors of the Kingdom Prototype Reveals

As we get closer to the final stages of production for the Animal Warriors of the Kingdom line, our friends from Spero Studios continue to share images of prototype samples received from the factory. Once they arrive stateside, we’ll be treated to a ton of more pictures, including painted sample images! 

Are you one of the proud #AWOK Tribe Members that joined in on the Kickstarter campaign? If not, will you be adding Animal Warriors of the Kingdom to your collection once they’re available stateside? Share your thoughts on this fantastic new line with us on the Cobra Island Forums

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Eagle Force: The Cat in Seize the Castle Kickstarter Update #3

Eagle Force: The Cat in Seize the Castle from our friends at The Drawn Word flew right past initial funding, reaching their goal in less than 24 hours! As such, new stretch goals have been added to the campaign – 

  • $700 USD – The Cat: Seize the Castle gets funded! 
  • $1,000 USD – Seize the Castle gets two character illustrations from Artist Kevin Roberts!
  • $1,500 USD – An additional Eagle Force Mega short story, starring The Cat is added! 

The campaign is just $200 shy from hitting the 1K tier. Seeing that we’re so close, the characters that will be represented have been revealed! 

  • Mastiff and Tarantula, aka the Bossman and the Butt-kicker!

We’re so close to unlocking these two awesome character cards, so make sure to spread the word on the Eagle Force: The Cat in Seize the Castle Kickstarter campaign! 

Will you be getting on on the new Kickstarter campaign today? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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Eagle Force HQ – When Enemies Meet

A new transmission has been received from Eagle Force HQ! Check out the details below –

Enter Baron Von Chill

The Cat: Seize the Castle gives you your first in-continuity meeting between Lee Fine and Baron Von Chill. Pick up where Eight Lives Left, as Fine tries to pick up the pieces of his conscience, and as he’s dragged back into his quest for vengeance over the events in New York.

It launches at noon TODAY on Kickstarter! The campaign will run for only 10 days, so don’t miss out!

In other Eagle Force news, the Goldie Hawk photo cards are due at the printer. The Drawn Word will pick them up tomorrow and work towards getting them out to backers next week. I think they’re going to be worth the wait!

Finally, Eagle Force Legends Pack #2 is still waiting on the Monster Force metal card from that printer. They gave The Drawn Word a time frame of within the next two weeks. As soon as those arrive, they’ll go out, as well.

Will you be getting on on the new Kickstarter campaign today? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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Modern Army Action Figures, G.I. Joe Newspaper Ad 1982-1989 by Philip Reed

There’s a big update to share from Philip Reed’s G.I. Joe Newspaper Ad Kickstarter Campaign before he heads out of town. The printer has completed the books and Philip  should have all of the hardcovers waiting for him on Monday, October 9. He’ll prep the packages throughout the week, and on October 14 start shipping out the books. 

His goal is to ship all books before he leaves for Europe on October 20, but that may not be possible. He’ll post an update next week when he has a better understanding of how the packing/shipping is going.

There are six backers who have not yet completed their surveys. On October 11, one week from today,  Philip will issue refunds to any of those six who have not yet completed surveys. If you’re one of the six, please handle your survey ASAP so that he can ship you your rewards. He’d much rather send you books than send a refund.

For more awesome old school news ads from Philip, make sure to check Battlegrip! Are you excited to get your copy in the mail? I know we are! Join in on the discussion in progress after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!  

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Animal Warriors of the Kingdom Unpainted Factory Samples In Hand!

Our friends from Animal Warriors of the Kingdom have just shared a new update via the AWOK Kickstarter Campaign Page. Here’s the scoop:

Unpainted Factory Samples!

We woke up to a great email full of unpainted factory samples from China! China will be having a national holiday from the 2-8th of October so the factory will ship these samples for us to look over the sculpt and engineering and make notes before we move onto the really fun color painted samples!

Once the samples arrive stateside we will take more photos and possibly post a video as well. This is a very important step in the production process and from the photos, we are very pleased with very few notes for the factory.

Backer Kit

We are closing in on unlocking Scraps for pre-order and will make him available to add to your order as soon as that goal is reached.

What are your thoughts on our first look at unpainted AWOK samples? How excited are you about unlocking Scraps? Discuss this and more on the Cobra Island Forums

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Hell Screamerz Kickstarter Campaign Project Update 21 Now Available

Great news to share for those of you that got in on the Hell Screamerz Kickstarter Campaign from Sunok Studios, LLC. Check it out – 

Screamerz,

Just a small update. The factory has made the few small adjustments that we requested and are in the process of printing out a small initial run to paint up as samples. We expect the printing to be done by this coming Tuesday and painting to be completed within a few days after that. 

As soon as the factory takes photos of these samples they will ship them out. The second these photos become available we will move onto the next phase…

…and that is where we come to the Backer Kit. We expect to have the Backer Kit up and running no later than Monday October 9th

Get ready!

Time to get those wallets ready, ladies and gents! Did you contribute to get your own set like the Draco Pattern Orion unit pictured above? Skipped it all together? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Marauder Gun Runners Marauder Task Force Kickstarter Update

The Marauder Task Force 1:18th K9 Dog, Exo Suit & Contract-Ops Kickstarter Campaign has only 36 hours left to go and is blowing through stretch goals left & right, with less than $5K to go before the next is unlocked! The latest additions that have been unlocked include – 

  • Marauder Task Force White with Black Female GHOST-OPS Valkyries
  • Marauder Task Force Assault Ops Valkyries
  • Marauder Task Force 650 Backers Rescue-Ops Red & White Female Valkyries
  • Marauder Task Force Gray K9 Military Dog Unit

Our friends from Marauder Inc. also shared a detailed gallery of the K9 Unit, showcasing all of it’s awesome articulation! With less than 2 days to go, there’s no time like the present to get your pledge in and join the Marauder Task Force! What are your thoughts on these latest unlocked offerings? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums

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Marauder Gun Runners Marauder Task Force Exo Suit Gallery

 

The Marauder Task Force 1:18th K9 Dog, Exo Suit & Contract-Ops Kickstarter Campaign from Marauder Inc. is reaching the final countdown, with only 3 days to go in the campaign! As with all previous MTF campaigns, this latest one has blown through stretch goals with no intention on stopping any time soon!

One of the offerings available in this latest campaign is an Exo-Suit that is not only compatible with MTF figures, but with other 1:18 scale offerings as well! A gallery of this amazing new piece of hardware has been shared on the Marauder Gun Runners Facebook Page. We’ve mirrored the gallery of images here, so make sure to read more and check out the full gallery to whet your appetite!

What are your thoughts on the Exo-Suit? Something you’re planning on adding to your collection, or are you skipping it all together? Share your thoughts on the Cobra Island Forums

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Accufoil Softcover Proof of Collecting the Art of G.I. Joe vol. 2!

As our very own C.I.A.D. reported over at HISS Tank, he received a sample of the Accufoil Softcover Proof of Collecting the Art of G.I. Joe vol. 2!

Our good friend 3DJoes stopped by to share the Accufoil Softcover Proof for Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 2 (1984-1985) and it is absolutely fantastic! That’s not the best news, though – Posters are now shipping to all Kickstarter backers! Miss the Kickstarter? Stay tuned because all leftover posters and books will go live on the 3DJoes store by January 1, 2016!

In related news, Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 2 (1984-1985) is now available for download from the iBooks and iTunes store! The Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 2 (1984-1985) iBook is interactive! On each character and vehicle page you will see a clickable blue star. These stars link out to the corresponding page on 3DJoes so you can check out the spins, file cards, full cardbacks, vehicle boxes, etc. How cool is that?!

Also, a quick update on the Master Sergeant Josh Wheeler auctions. Mr. Ron Rudat, Mr. Kirk Bozigian and 3DJoes sold some G.I.Joe pre-production art and raised $1,200. Thanks on behalf of 3DJoes to all of you that bid. If you’d still like to give, you can donate here: Joshua L Wheeler GoFundMe Page

Collectively, they’ve raised almost $10,000. Yo JOE!!!

Collecting the Art of G.I. Joe vol. 2 discussion!

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