JoeFest Toy and Comic Show Program Cover Reveal and Guest Announcement

Our friends from JoeFest Toy & Comic Show have shared not one, but two bits of great news to share with you this Sunday. Let’s get to it! 

First up, the JoeFest Convention Program Cover is being created by none other than Mr. Robert Atkins!  Robert’s name is synonymous with G.I.Joe Art, so it’s without a doubt that many will want to include this program to their G.I.Joe collections! This art is for sale, so make sure to send any inquiries to robertqatkins@gmail.com.

Next up is the announcement of special guest, Mr. Chad Bowers! Chad is a writer for IDW, Dynamite, and Marvel comics and will be at JoeFest this April 21st in Augusta, Ga! His current work includes the upcoming Transformers Bumblebee one-shot, and of course, the current hot series, Youngblood!

For more details, check out  www.augustatoyandcomicshow.com. Will we be seeing you at the show? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter Campaign Update – New Bonus Items and Unlocks

**UPDATE – The Campaign has successfully funded! On behalf of all of us here at CobraIsland.com, we salute the Marauder-Gun Runners Team! Congratulations on another successful campaign!**

The Marauder Task Force WII Kickstarter Campaign by our friends at Marauder Gun-Runners is now at the finish line, with just 2 hours to go! Since our last report earlier today, there have been Four SEVEN more items unlocked as we march towards the next unlockable figure! The figures unlocked are: 

  • British Army Bren Gunner
  • BLACK Soldier (All black body, all black accessories – NO GUNS) – BONUS “We LOVE our BACKERS” Stretch Goal Added to the event!
  • Native American US Marine Radio Operator – “714 Backer Goal” BONUS Stretch Goal
  • Russian Army Rifleman
  • Russian Tanker
  • Russian Officer
  • Russian Army DPW Machine Gunner

The next figure in the series is the Russian Tanker, so head over to the Campaign and let’s get it unlocked! The campaign will be over before you know it, so GO, get that pledge in and add these amazing WWII themed soldiers to your front lines! We’re talking all about it on the Cobra Island Forums, so come join us for discussion already in progress!

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Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter Campaign Update – New Bonus Items and Unlocks

With only 30 hours left to go, the Marauder Task Force WII Kickstarter Campaign by our friends at Marauder Gun-Runners is showing no signs of slowing down! As reported to you yesterday via our Social Media outlets, a new Bonus Item has been added to the event, the German Panzer Grenadier in Late War Uniform! 

  • 1 (ONE) figure will be added for FREE to the “All-In” level backer reward packages and 2 (TWO) figures will be added for FREE to the “Mayhem” level backer reward packages. All other pledge levels can add the figure to their reward packages for an additional fee ($25 US and $27 International) The ONLY difference between the German Panzer Grenadier bonus item and any other bonus/stretch goal item is it is NOT eligible to be selected as one of the “you choose” items at ANY level. Either it is FREE in the “All-In” and “Mayhem” packages or can be added to a reward package for a separate fee.

The campaign has also hit its next stretch goal, the WWII Weapon set 1! Included in the set are: 

  • M1 Garand Rifle, M1 Carbine Rifle, Kar98k Rifle, MP44 Rifle, MG42 Machine Gun, 50 cal Machine Gun with Tripod, Bazooka with Rocket, BAR Rifle, Thompson Machine Gun, 45 Automatic Pistol , Nambu Pistol, Luger Pistol, T99 machine gun and Arisaka rifle with Bayonet

The campaign will be over before you know it, so GO, get that pledge in and add these amazing WWII themed soldiers to your front lines! We’re talking all about it on the Cobra Island Forums, so come join us for discussion already in progress!

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Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter Campaign Update – US Marine Paint Master Revealed

With less than 3 full days to go for the Marauder Gun-Runners Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter Campaign, the MGR team has shared images of their U.S. Marine Paint Master! 

Not only are we close to the next stretch goal, but Marauder John noted that they are announcing a VERY cool Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE figure very soon! There’s no time like the present to get your pledge in, so go get to it! Once you’re done, come join us for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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JoeFest Toy and Comic Show Exclusive Cobra Desert Rattlers By Swizzlesticks Customs

JoeFest Toy & Comic Show is right around the corner and as such, more awesome news pertaining to the event keeps coming our way! This time around, Swizzlesticks Customs has shared an extensive gallery of the Cobra Desert Rattler, a JoeFest exclusive figure! Check it out – 

Card art is being created by none other than Nathan Ohlendorf and the JoeFest Logo done by Anthony Montanarella! This is one exclusive you won’t want to miss out on, so make sure to the show early! For more details, check out  www.augustatoyandcomicshow.com. Will we be seeing you at the show? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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JoeFest Toy and Comic Show Announces Marauder Gun Runners As Guests

The JoeFest Toy & Comic Show continues to add an amazing line up of guests for the show and this latest announcement is no different! JoeFest is proud to announce that the Marauder “Gun-Runners” will be in Augusta for JoeFest on April 21st! Official MGR team members from “Indiana Joes” Marauder Doug, Marauder Miles and Marauder Paul will be on hand with geared up Marauder Task Force figures & accessories, so make sure to stop by and say hello! They will be fully stocked and have the new weapon sets for the 6 inch and 3 3/4 inch figures so you’ll want to get there early! 

Above is a full lineup with more guests coming to Augusta this April 21st. For more guest details, check out  www.augustatoyandcomicshow.com. Will we be seeing you at the show? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter Campaign Update – New Goals and Unlocks

There’s a bit of news to share with you on the Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter Campaign front, so let’s get to it! 

Marauder John & the team have moved up the highly requested new figure designs in the stretch goal order. They wanted to make them easier to unlock.  They’ll still look at still offering the “solid” color figures to those that want them after the event (if the tools for them are unlocked). The solid Green soldier is still stretch goal #12. 

Also, to help stir up participation in the event, check out the newly added “612 Backer Level” and “714 Backer Level” Stretch Goals to the event (both have ALL NEW headsculpts): 

  • 612 Backer Bonus – Marauder Task Force WWII Japanese American U.S. Army Rifleman (Europe)
  • 714 Backer Bonus – Marauder Task Force WWII Native American U.S. Marine Radio Operator 

But that’s not the only news to share! The U.S. Marine in Camo Uniform is UNLOCKED and now in the event! There’s a lot more in store for this final week of the campaign, so make sure to spread the word and let’s see how far this event can go! You can join in on the conversation already in progress after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Marauder Task Force 118th K9 Dog, Exo Suit and Contract Ops Kickstarter Update

Hey Taskers! An update has been received from our friends at Marauder Gun-Runners. It pertains to the Marauder GR Weapon Set Series #8 1:18 Scale Gear. Here’s the scoop – 

Those that selected the Marauder Series #8 sets and/or the Marauder Arsenal sets…ALL packages have officially shipped!  You should receive the tracking info shortly.  The MGR Team hope you like the items!  You can log into your backerkit account to see the tracking number (if you can’t wait for the email notice or there is some other delay).

Also, there are STILL several folks that have not completed their Backerkit registration…if MJ and the team don’t know what you want or your address, they can’t ship! Make sure to double check and ensure you completed your registration. 

Are you excited to get your Marauder Series #8  Weaponry? Join in on the conversation already in progress on the Cobra Island forums!

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Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter Campaign Update

There’s a bit of news to share with you on the Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter Campaign front, so let’s get to it! 

First and foremost, it was discovered that there was a slew of fraudulent pledges made against the campaign that falsely inflated the total contribution level. After the fake pledges were removed, the campaign took quite a hit. You may wonder “So, what about the stretch goals that were unlocked?” Well, Marauder John being the class act that he is, has noted the following: 

Yes, there has been an adjustment to the pledge contribution total.  The majority of the fake pledges have been canceled. ALL stretch goals that were unlocked do to the coordinated attempt to sabotage our event are STILL UNLOCKED!  Regardless what some dishonest people tried to do to our project, we are still covering any stretch goals that were unlocked due to their poor behavior. So the MG42 Gunner and the 50 Cal Gunner are UNLOCKED and IN the event.   Sad to see anyone behave in such a way, but we will NOT let anything they try to do HURT our supporters! 

The middle of any Kickstarter campaign is the “slow” time and we are still on track for a very interesting finish!  We have some cool surprises in store!

Thanks again for your support!

 The campaign is now sitting at just above $152K, marching towards a new stretch goal, the U.S. Marine in Camo Uniform! Let’s help our friends at Marauder Gun-Runners and our fellow Taskers unlock the next one! Have you pledged yet? Let us know and join in on the discussion 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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