Custom Modern Era Cobra Medi Viper by RangeViper88

Cobra Island’s own Wilderness Trooper, Rangeviper88, posted up this fantastic Custom Modern Era Cobra Medi-Viper! This fan favorite troop builder was originally released as part of the DTC (Direct to Consumer) line in 2005 and was one of only a pair of Cobra Medics (alongside Scalpel that was released in 2003 as part of the Spy Troops line). 

RV88 has shared a gallery of images of this awesome custom, so make sure to join us on the Cobra Island Forums to check’em out and share your thoughts! 

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Custom Modern Era G.I.Joe Dino Hunters by Phweeps Customs

In the recent past, we’ve shared quite of a few amazing female cross over customs from Phweep’s Custom Gallery. Well, Femme Fatales isn’t Phweep’s only specialty, as illustrated by these amazing Custom Modern Era G.I.Joe Dino Hunters! 

Low-Light and Ambush look spot on to their vintage ARAH counterparts and make me wish we would’ve received something fun like this at retail, especially with Jurassic World fever hitting once again! 

Make sure to follow Phweep’s Custom Gallery for more awesome work just like this! What’s your take on Phweep’s custom Dino Hunters? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Michael Mercy Presents Patreon Special Missions – G.I.Joe Tomahawk Review

Michael Mercy is back with an all Patreon Special Missions. In this new installment, Michael takes a look at the 1986 G.I.Joe Tomahawk! This beauty of an aircraft remains high on the list of fan favorites, even 30+ years after it’s release. Michael also compares the vintage Tomahawk alongside it’s Modern Era counterpart, the 2013 G.I.Joe Retaliation Eaglehawk. 

Since we know you love Michael’s reviews just us much as we do, you should consider heading over to Michael Mercy’s Patreon page! This is the go-to location if you want to support the channel, as well as receive rewards like:

  • early viewings of videos
  • choosing subjects for future reviews
  • sitting in on Cartoon Commentaries
  • or being interviewed by none other than Michael Mercy for the channel!

We’re talking about this review on the boards, so join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Toy Gear Reveals G.I.Joe Battleforce 2000 Background for Action Figure Collector Trays

Our friends from Toy-Gear, that you know from their successful Foam Tray Kickstarter campaign, have shared a new reveal via the @FoamTrays Twitter account that should be right up a G.I.Joe collector’s alley! 

Shared today was a new Battleforce 2000 inspired explosion style backdrop/background for the Action Figure Collector Trays! As you can see from the pic, they look amazing with both vintage and Modern Era sculpt Battleforce 2000 figures. Why stop there though? This new backdrop can be used for anything your collecting heart desires! 

Toy-Gear.com is your go to location to get these  Action Figure Collector Trays that are a perfect compliment for quality loose figure collections of Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Indiana Jones, Marvel and more. Their initial 12 Compartment Trays have been specifically designed to fit most modern and vintage action figures and provide a neutral, padded, organized long term storage solution. They also make for a great way to display your figures with an acrylic stand or mounted directly to a wall. Trays for different sized action figures are also available. Here you can see the trays being used to display a G.I.Joe Action Vinyl assortment from The Loyal Subjects –

Head on over and get your own set of trays from Toy-Gear, then join us after the break to show us how you display your collection on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Custom Modern Era Satin and her Dolls by Just Ian Customs

Here’s an awesome set of customs making the rounds the ‘net, and rightfully so! From Just Ian Customs comes this amazing set of customs based on the Pyramid of Darkness story arc from G.I.Joe A Real American Hero. 

In Pyramid of Darkness, our heroes Snake Eyes and Shipwreck, accompanied by their faithful companions Timber & Polly, find themselves in the thick of Cobra Country with no way out. Enter Satin, a performer who just might have a way to get them to safety…well, if their up to it, that is. 

Ian has done an incredible job capturing the likeness in each of these custom creations, as the entire set looks like it just jumped off of the screen. What are your thoughts on Ian’s Satin and her Dolls from The Pyramid of Darkness? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Custom Modern Era G.I.Joe Budo By Stronox Customs

Check out this incredible modern era take on the G.I.Joe Samurai, Budo by Stronox Customs! This brilliant update of the classic character is one that I’m sure many would love to add to their collection. 

From Stronox: An updated verison of my original design from years ago…This version blends elements of the traditional samurai with the modern soldier. Very pleased with how he came out! If you are interested in owning this piece, he is available now on eBay by following the link above. As always, thanks for having a look at my work!

This modern era rendition does a fantastic job at capturing the character’s essence.What are your thoughts on this custom G.I.Joe Budo from Stronox Customs? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Custom Modern Era G.I.Joe Female Repeater By Phweeps Customs

Good Morning Cobra Island! After a brief hiatus for our Tele-Vipers, we’re back with more awesomeness to share with you! To start things off, Phweep’s G.I.Joe Custom Gallery has shared another Femme Fatale; This time, we get to feast our eyes on the heroic G.I.Joe Steadi-Cam Machine Gunner, Repeater! This is another fantastic “what if” piece from Phweep and we’re beyond excited to share her with you! 

She’d make a welcome addition to any G.I.Joe collection! If you’d like to add her to yours, make sure to reach out to Phweep’s GI Joe Custom Gallery on Facebook! What are your thoughts on this custom female Repeater? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Custom Modern Era Female Big Lob, The Fridge, Roadblock and Outback by Phweeps Customs

We figured why not start of Friday with an assortment of awesomeness from Phweep’s G.I.Joe Customs Gallery! Phweep has been hard at work creating a series of “Gender Bender” cross over figures and we’re excited to share this next batch with you! 

First up, we take a look at this Custom Modern Era G.I.Joe Reservist, Big Lob! 

Next is the G.I.Joe Physical Training Instructor, a Custom Modern Era Fridge! 

Up next is the G.I.Joe Heavy Machine Gunner, Roadblock! 

Wrapping up the assortment is this Custom Modern Era G.I.Joe Survivalist, Outback! 

Aren’t they phenomenal? Any one of these Femme Fatales would make a welcome addition to your G.I.Joe collection! If you’d like to add any or all of these awesome Laides to yours, make sure to reach out to Phweep’s GI Joe Custom Gallery on Facebook! What are your thoughts on these awesome custom creations? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Custom Modern Era Iron Grenadiers Female Metal Head By Phweeps Customs

Phweep’s G.I.Joe Custom Gallery has shared another Femme Fatale; This time, we get to feast our eyes on the evil Iron Grenadiers Anti-Armor Specialist, Metal-Head! This is another fantastic “what if” piece from Phweep and we’re beyond excited to share her with you! 

Isn’t she fantastic? She’d make a welcome addition to any IG collection! If you’d like to add her to yours, make sure to reach out to Phweep’s GI Joe Custom Gallery on Facebook! What are your thoughts on this custom female Metal-Head? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

 

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Custom Modern Era G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Short Fuze By OreoBuilder

Oreobuilder has shared some exciting news: He’s hit his 1,000th Custom, a Modern Era take on Short-Fuze! From OB: 

Well, this is it, my 1000th custom. It may not look like much, but since Short-Fuze was my first Joe figure that I got as a kid, I thought it would be an appropriate choice. 

My first GI Joe figure was straight-arm Short-Fuze. I still remember buying him at Zayre’s department store in May 1983. My mother and grandmother brought my sister and I on a shopping trip across the border in the US. I was 6 at the time. We had spent the day going in and out of various stores and I remember buying (More accurately, my grandmother probably bought for me) some green army men figures and vehicles. Our visit to Zayre’s was our last stop before heading home. When I walked into the toy aisle, I remember vividly a complete end-cap filled with GI Joe figures. All the original 1982 line was there: Stalker, Grunt, Flash, Zap, etc. I spent what seemed like an eternity searching through the pegs to see all the figures. Since we needed to leave, I picked Short-Fuze since he had a visor and what seemed like a cool accessory and we were off. 

Over the next few days, Short-Fuze got a lot of play. He fought against Darth Vader and the evil Empire. He drove the Adventure People’s Rescue Truck and Helicopter. He became friends with Luke Skywalker (before and unfortunate accident deprived Luke of his head). Fortunately, that Fall, I received some cash for my birthday and I was determined to add some more GI Joes to my collection. Lots more Joes followed and the rest is history.

The 25th anniversary version was lackluster in my opinion. It was fine for the time, but can be improved upon now. For my custom, I used his toy look as a reference for my custom rather than giving him his glasses like the comic. I have no memories of him from the comic. For me, Short-Fuze does not wear glasses simply because that is how I knew him growing up. 

Torso: Paris Pursuit Snake Eyes
Head, arms, legs, web gear: DG Duke
Weapon: Vintage Short-Fuze
Helmet, visor: Vintage Battle Gear 
Backpack: POC Steel Brigade
Collar: POC Steel Brigade

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On behalf of all of us here at CobraIsland.com, we salute and congratulate OB on his 1,000th creation! Here’s to 1,000 more! What are your thoughts on Short Fuze? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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