“7 Kickstarter Projects That Prove The Toy Industry Is Evolving” by David McCauley!

Thanks to J.D. for the heads up.

David McCauley of The Outer Haven posted an article called “7 Kickstarter Projects That Prove The Toy Industry Is Evolving!”

The article gives a nod to the Marauder Task Force: Valkyries (a favorite toy line, among Cobra Island staff), IAmElemental (an awesome toy line, featuring female superheroines with realistic body images), and the highly anticipated Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. along with a whole bunch of other awesome toy lines!

Kickstarter discussion!

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Color Backings for Action Figure Archival Trays!

The folks behind Action Figure Archival Trays have announced that the first 50 backers will get a free color background for every four trays they buy!

A Special Gift:

Our first 50 backers will get one sheet of professionally printed heavy card stock backing for every 4 trays ordered (Reward 3 and up), adding flair to your tray display! Simply cut and insert! If you have already pledged 4 trays or more, you don’t need to do a thing…these will be included with your reward.

At the end of the Kickstarter campaign you can specify which types you want. We are offering the vintage card color backs for the first bunch of vintage figures for Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Indiana Jones, along with basic primary colors for those with other toylines and items.  Please note that these color inserts will be available for all of our tray sizes.

Check out the Action Figure Archival Trays Kickstarter campaign for details!

Action Figure Archival Trays discussion!

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Marauder Task Force Command Ops Trooper Photo Gallery

I don’t know about you, but all of us here at Cobra Island cannot wait for the Marauder Task Force figures from Marauders Inc to start shipping! We recently saw an in-depth review from GeneralsJoes and now we get another to whet or appetites! DESTRO at HISSTANK was provided the oh-so-awesome Red Command Ops Trooper and all of his gear…and needless to say, it’s absolutely amazing!

Showing all the different customization possibilities, the Command Ops Trooper looks fantastic and will be a welcome addition to any Modern Army Action Figure collection. We’ve mirrored a small assortment of the images here that you can see by reading on, but you’ll want to make sure to check out the [url=http://news.hisstank.com/2015/06/15/marauder-task-force-command-ops-trooper-photo-shoot-54691]full Marauder Task Force Command Ops Trooper Photo Gallery[/url] to get a real feel of what’s coming to your mail box soon enough!

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Collecting the art of G.I.JoeVolume 1 Kickstarter by 3DJoes

3DJoes stopped by to share his latest project with us. For those of you that love vintage G.I.Joe A Real American Hero artwork, then this’ll definitely spark your interest! Here are the details –

Collecting the art of G.I. Joe: Volume 1 (1982–1983) is now seeking funding on Kickstarter!

Collecting the Art of G.I. Joe: Volume 1 is a 60 page 8″x11″ celebration of the painted art of G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero. It covers the first two years of figures, vehicles, playsets and peripheral painted art, and includes a foreword by the original G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero Brand Manager, Kirk Bozigian!

Don’t miss the sponsor opportunities and the Kickstarter exclusive “To the Rescue” and “Stars and Stripes Forever” posters, limited to 100 copies of each.

The campaign ends ends on June 8th, so please make a pledge today!

[url=https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/3djoes/collecting-the-art-of-gijoe-volume-1-1982-1983]Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 (1982-1983)[/url]

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New Factory Prototypes from Cryptid Toys!

Criptid Toys revealed new images of factory prototypes from their upcoming Kickstarter toyline!

Some images from the factory of the updated prototypes. The first printed prototype of the SWAT/Soldier needed some modifications so the sculpt was changed and sent again for printing. The Skeleton and accessories were printed this time as well though. Some of the thinner pieces (sword, gun barrels) will need to be straightened out since they’re a bit bent.

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