Steady Cam Gunner

Steady Cam Gunner Prototype

The Marauder “Gun-Runners” are at it again!  Late last night they released images of the Steady Cam Gunner from the Marauder Task Force Valkyries Kickstarter campaign!

Update 2/16 – MTF Steady Cam Gunner Prototype

Hey “814 Valtaskers!”
Here are some images of the MTF Steady Cam Gunner prototype. We are very excited at how it turned out and hope you all like it, too! Shown are the weapon & mounting rig, Armor Mask, and new male legs, arms & hands. We hope to have samples off the actual production tools very soon (Valkyries in full jumpsuit, Valkyries with Tshirts, new male figures and accessories). As with all our projects, we really enjoy keeping our supporters involved during the development & production.

Since we ALL like surprises… we will have SEVERAL new COLOR versions of the male Marauder Task Force figures available on the website early next week. We will send an update announcement, with full descriptions & images, when the items are live on the site.

Thanks again for your support!

MJ & Team

Later on Marauder Ruben posted more images of the Steady Cam Gunner helmet!

I’ll just leave this here.

I for one can’t wait for the summer to come, so I can get my hands on these sweet new figures!

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MTF Valkyries Spec-Ops

MTF Valkyries Spec-Ops

The Marauder “Gun-Runners” released images of the painted MTF Valkyries Spec-Ops figure!

Hey 814 Valtaskers!

The Marauder Task Force Valkyries project is proceeding smoothly and all is still on schedule. Here are images of the MTF Valkyries Spec-Ops paint master prototype. The design and colors are in-line with the Spec-Ops male MTF version. Once again, Kevin Watts did an OUTSTANDING job on the figure!

We will post several MORE images (more paint masters, tooling prototypes and pre-production samples) of the Valkyries and new Male figures over the next few weeks. Thanks again for your support and just wait until you see what is in store!

Mj & Team

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Marauder Task Force Shipping

Hey Islanders!  We’ve received great news, regarding the Marauder Task Force Valkyries first shipment (the repaints of the first wave of Marauder Task Force figures)!

The Marauder “Gun-Runners” announced that the first shipment of Marauder Task Force Valkyries (the wave 1 Marauder Task Force repaints) will be shipping on Monday, December 28!

The Marauder Task Force figures included in this shipment will be any number of the following figures, that you selected with your backer kit:


  • Brown Terra-Ops
  • Grey Tech-Ops
  • Orange Hazard-Ops
  • Yellow and Green Strike-Ops
  • Black and Yellow Shock-Ops (Whom I lovingly call “Bee-Men”)

The Marauder “Gun-Runners” had this to say:

Hey 814 Valtaskers!

We hope you all had a Merry Christmas and are enjoying the Holiday Season!

Santa was also VERY good to your “Gun-Runners”…. we received ALL the NEW color versions of the male MTF figures and ALL the corresponding NEW color accessories!

For those getting 2 (TWO) Kickstarter shipments, the first shipments (with the new MTF male figures) will start to shipMonday 12/28. All the orders should be shipped by December 31st. The 2nd half of the orders (with the new Valkyries figures) and the orders for those backers only getting 1 (ONE) shipment will ship next summer as scheduled.

In the spirit of the Holiday season and to express our gratitude for your patience, we are adding some bonus items to your packages to show you our appreciation!

Thanks for your support!

MJ & Crew

I know I can’t wait for my shipment of Marauder Task Force goodness!

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Marauder Task Force Update!

Hey Islanders, we’ve received some unfortunate news from the Marauder “Gun-Runners” regarding the status of the wave 1 repaints.

Hey 312 Valtaskers!

Here is where we currently stand with the new male MTF figures. After the initial shipping error, we received more shipments…but unfortunately there were additional errors. Examples such as we received all of the figures of one color, but didn’t get the corresponding color accessories for those figures or received all the color accessories for a particular figure, but didn’t get the figures in that color. The shipping errors stemmed from a mixup with the original order about the required quantities of each item and the required avail date. We have received a large quantity of items, but not ALL the figures or ALL the accessories.

After the “smoke cleared” we took inventory of what was missing, came up with a final list and THOSE are the items at last getting produced & shipped to us. We apologize for the delay and are taking all steps necessary to fix the situation (we flew in the last few shipments and are also flying in the final part of the order). While we are doing everything we can to get the orders sent out, we can’t guarantee the items will ship in time for Christmas. We deeply regret not having the items and will keep you all updated.

Again, we thank you for your patience and deeply appreciate your continued support!


While this is definitely a disappointing turn of events, we at the Island acknowledge that the Marauder “Gun-Runners” are doing everything in their power to get these awesome figures to their backers, and we’re very eager to add them to our collections!

Marauder Task Force Valkyries discussion!

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“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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Marauder Task Force Delay!

We received bad news last night from the Marauder “Gun-Runners”.  Unfortunately there was a mix up at the factory, and they didn’t receive the full shipment of wave 1 repaints, so they won’t be able to ship them on time.

Hey 814 Valtaskers!

We received the shipment today that was to have the new male MTF colors..but there was a major mix-up on the order. We ONLY received a very small quantity of samples of some of the new male MTF colors and not the full order. Yeah, we were also very surprised and quite upset. We’re working to find out what went wrong and get the originally planned CORRECT items as soon as possible, but we won’t be able to ship the new Male color Kickstarter orders on Friday 11/6 as planned. We’ll keep you all in the loop and hope to have the situation corrected quickly.

Thanks again for your support,


As an avid fan of the Marauder Task Force figures, I’m fully confident that it will be worth the wait when I have these figures in hand!

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Marauder Wave 1 Remix Test Color Samples!

Marauder Ruben of the Marauder “Gun-Runners” posted images of the repainted versions of their wave 1 Marauder Task Force figures in the Marauder Task Force group!

Factory test color samples. I just love that Shock ops with the Skull mask!

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Marauder Task Force Valkyries Update! Wave 1 Remix Figures Shipping Soon!

The Marauder “Gun-Runners” posted an update regarding the estimated shipping date for the Marauder Task Force wave 1 repaints, which I call the wave 1 remix figures!

Hey “814 Valtaskers”

THANK YOU to those that completed the Backerkit registration! For those that have registered & paid for your add-on items, we NOW have “locked” in what you ordered. If you ordered any of the “new” color versions of the MTF figures (Brown Terra-Ops, Orange Hazard-Ops, Gray Tech-Ops, Yellow/Green Strike-Ops and Yellow Shock-Ops), we plan to begin shipping those orders within the next 7 to 14 days. The target was to ship in October, but we kept the backerkit registration open longer than originally planned and also had some last minute color adjustments to the final production figures.

REMINDER….if you have NOT registered OR if your payment for your Backerkit add-on items was declined, PLEASE correct & update your info IMMEDIATELY. If you don’t register or complete the payment process, we can’t ship your order.

Thank you again for your support!


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814 Valtaskers Update!

The Marauder “Gun-Runners” posted an update for the 814 Valtaskers!

Backerkit Registration CLOSING and details about BONUS 814 Valtaskers pins & patches!

Hey  “814 Valtaskers!”

There are LESS than 2 days left for you all to complete your Kickstarter Rewards Backerkit registration.    For those that have already registered, thank you!  For those that have not, please provide your shipping info and item selection (if you are 24 item or 50 item levels) NOW.   If you don’t register, we won’t know where to ship your items OR know what you want in your package.

We have had Marauder Task Force Valkyries “The 814 Valtaskers” embroidered cloth patches AND metal pins made for our backers that are getting SHIPPED packages.

If you are getting 2 packages (one with the NEW color male MTF figures shipping this year),  your patches & pins will be in the first package.  If you are only getting ONE shipment, you will get your patch & pin with your female Valkyries shipment next summer.    If you are only getting one package next summer and want your patch & pin NOW, we can ship the patch & pin to you..IF you send payment to cover shipping ($3 for domestic and $8 for international).   Just let us know.

Thanks again for your support!


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Steady-Cam Gunner!

The Marauder “Gun-Runners” have done it again!  Yesterday we saw four add-on sets, which turned out to be four of the stretch goals that we didn’t unlock, so there were bound to be a ton of happy campers, but it gets better!

That awesome Steady-Cam Gunner figure that we didn’t unlock?  That turned out to be the fifth mystery add-on set!

This is really big news!  The Marauder “Gun-Runners” could have easily just offered the other stretch goal figures on their website and called it a day, and they could have easily reserved the Steady-Cam Gunner (which was almost entirely made up of new parts) for another Marauder Kickstarter, but they decided to add them to the checkout process, giving the 814 Valtaskers the opportunity to get them at at the Kickstarter exclusive discounted rate!

Once again, Cobra Island would like to thank the Marauder “Gun-Runners” and their partners, Boss Fight Studio, for bringing these figures to life!

(In case you can’t tell I’m very excited that we got the Gunner.  I bought four!)

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