JoeFest Toy and Comic Show – Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st

It’s time! Can you believe it?! JoeFest Toy & Comic Show in beautiful Augusta, GA kicks off tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st! Over the last few months, we’ve brought you news on all sorts of awesome that will be available at the show – 

  • Guests from the G.I.Joe Art World including  Robert Atkins, Brian Shearer, Jason Mark Sobol, Tom Feister and more
  • Custom Souvenirs from Swizzlesticks, Brian’s Customs, Short Bus Customs, Brian Kossin and more
  • Cosplay & Cosplay based Custom Figures of Mary Mercenary Cosplay and Revenge City Cosplay
  • So, so much more! 

For more details and to pick up your tickets, 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 Exclusive Action Force SAS Beaver By ROMA Collectibles

Yesterday we brought you word of a pair of customs being offered by ROMA Collectibles exclusively at JoeFest Toy & Comic Show. The first figure revealed is Count DuSang, a french Intelligence officer whose allegiance is to the Red Shadows. Don’t worry, a retired member of the Action Force SAS is hot on his trail, Action Force SAS Beaver!

An older, wiser and more grizzled veteran, coming out of retirement for one last mission: To bring Count DuSang in for justice. Just like in the 80s, Beaver comes equipped with his trusty yellow life vest and Silent Attack Kayak, to steer the waterways and clean up the awful mess that is the Red Shadow plague.

This 2 figure set is extremely limited (only 6 available), so make sure to hit the ROMA table early as these will surely sell out FAST! Will you be at JoeFest Toy & Comic Show this coming weekend? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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JoeFest Toy and Comic Show Exclusive Red Shadows Count DuSang By Roma Collectibles

Now on to some lighter news – JoeFest Toy & Comic Show is less than a week away! Can you believe it? It seems like just yesterday hype for the show was building and now it’s finally here! 

Over the last few months, we’ve shared word on all the amazing exclusives available at the event. Well, better make some more room on that shelf and add more scratch to that wallet, as Roma Collectibles has revealed that they’ll be offering a pair of exclusives at JoeFest!

The first figure revealed is Count DuSang, a french Intelligence officer whose allegiance is to the Red Shadows. Don’t worry, a retired member of the Action Force SAS is hot on his trail. Find out who he is tomorrow! 

This 2 figure set is extremely limited (only 6 available), so make sure to hit the ROMA table early as these will surely sell out FAST! Will you be at JoeFest Toy & Comic Show this coming weekend? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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JoeFest Toy and Comic Show Just Two Weeks Away

There’s just over two weeks to go until JoeFest Toy & Comic Show in beautiful Augusta, GA! Over the last few months, we’ve brought you news on all sorts of awesome that will be available at the show – 

  • Guests from the G.I.Joe Art World including  Robert Atkins, Brian Shearer, Jason Mark Sobol, Tom Feister and more
  • Custom Souvenirs from Swizzlesticks, Brian’s Customs, Short Bus Customs, Brian Kossin and more
  • Cosplay based Custom Figures of Mary Mercenary Cosplay and Revenge City Cosplay
  • So, so much more! 

For more details and to pick up your tickets, 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 Exclusive Night Force Duke Revealed

Our good friend Mr. Brian Kossin was in attendance at Joelanta 2018 this past weekend and he brought a JoeFest Toy & Comic Show Exclusive Reveal with him! On display was Night Force Duke, a new offering coming our way at JoeFest!

Duke was shown alongside a custom Night Force Rattler (not included). Duke will be extremely limited, so you’ll want to make sure to get to JoeFest Toy & Comic Show early to get your hands on on. Duke is based on the Steel Brigade figure design currently offered by Evolving Door Toys and will include custom original artwork and file card made by none other than Kraken Kards

What are your thoughts on the JoeFest Toy & Comic Show Exclusive Night Force Duke? Will you be adding him to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Black Major’s StarDuster Week! Spotlight – Night Force!

We are proud to continue our legacy of love for all things Black Major and his latest releases to the public. This week we are focusing on the 2017 production of the beautiful StarDuster variants. Delivered to us by friend to the Island and all, the great Kevin Melton @EvolvingDoorToys In the absence of 3 3/4 Joe product unique custom reproduction figures are keeping excitement alive and it’s base enthused and the Major is not only leading the way but also the benchmark. The Island salutes the Black Major and all of his Comrades in Arms who help make these toys a reality and help bring them to our collections! We offer this gallery of one of his latest creations for your Enjoyment!

StarDuster: Night Force!!

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2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet Spotlight – JoeRepro.com

Our last Spotlight from the 2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet focuses on another Vendor in attendance, JoeRepro.com! JoeRepro specializes in HANDMADE G.I. Joe Reproductions. No worries, all of their items are marked as a reproduction and are for display purposes only. While in attendance at the show, Chris from JoeRepro was crafting show exclusive boxes that were available to anyone that purchased the show exclusive Alley Viper! We’ll be bringing you more pictorial reviews over the next week, including the JoeRepro.com exclusive Night Force Steel Brigade figure and the amazing Cobra Stage Backdrop! 

We’ve gathered a gallery of images of his booth for your viewing enjoyment, but make sure to hit the JoeRepro site to check out his wide selection of – 

JoeRepro also does commission work, so if you don’t see it listed, make sure to contact JoeRepros directly! Read on to view images of the JoeRepro.com booth from the 2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet, then join us on the Cobra Island Forums for discussion already in progress! 

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2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet Spotlight – Dreadnok Dread Dioramas

In attendance at the 2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet was The Dreaded Cuban, Dreadnok Dread! If you’re not familiar with Dread’s work, well then you’re in for a treat. Dreadnok Dread specializes in dioramas, customs, kitbashes, molds,casting, clothing and more. You can check out two pieces of his work in our Show Exclusive Black Major Urban Assault Trooper review, where we utilized his awesome Urban Cobra Backdrop and 1:18th scale Barricade. There were many different backdrops to choose from, along side Barricades in Clean, damaged or tagged looks. 

Not only does he has Diorama items for sale, but he also offers a full assortment of hats, tee shirts and other schwag for the sophisticated G.I.Joe fan. 

Make sure to go follow DreadnokDread on Instagram and pick up some of his awesome dio pieces for your collection! You can join us for more discussion related to the 2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet right here on the Cobra Island Forums

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2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet Spotlight – Show Exclusive Black Major Urban Assault Trooper

Although it was the first time the Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet was held, our good friend Albert came out of the gate swinging, offering a show exclusive figure!

Show attendees had the opportunity to take home a Black Major Exclusive Urban Assault Trooper. This vintage style Alley Viper, in a vibrant Cobra Blue and Red with Black and Silver highlights, was an instant hit. For those of you familiar with Black Major’s figures, then you know the quality associated with this release. The figure includes all of his iconic gear – 

  • Face Mask
  • Weapon
  • Backpack with removable Hook
  • Shield

As if the Exclusive wasn’t cool enough, Albert enlisted the help of JoeRepro.com who made an Exclusive Box for the figure that even had show exclusive branding! How cool is that? We took it up a notch and included some of the amazing Diorama pieces that Dreadnok Dread had on hand for the pictorial, but you’ll have to buy those separately. 😉 

Read on to check out a full gallery of the 2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet Exclusive Urban Assault Trooper, then join us for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet Up Post Show Wrap Up

The 2017 Dirty South G.I.Joe Meet Up has come and gone. For being the first, it was definitely awesome! The event was held at The Uncanny Comic Shop in Clermont, FL. If you’re ever in the area, make sure to stop by as the shop staff is amazing. They welcomed a bunch of G.I.Joe geeks with open arms and made us all feel right at home. 

There was a great turn out, with all sorts of awesome vendors on hand like Aaron Gildea, Irving Santiago of UltraCon, Dreadnok Dread , JoeRepro.com and S&C Hobbies, just to name just a few. Alongside the vendors, there was of course everything you’d find in a Comic Shop, so there was something for everyone. It was great to see so many kids too, as we all have to do our part to get the next generation hooked on our beloved modern army action figures. 

The Dirty South Meet even had its own exclusive figure, a Black Major Urban Assault Trooper in Vibrant Red & Blue, with black and silver highlights. JoeRepro.com made  custom box for the figure, with branding from the event. There was so much awesome to digest, that we’re going to highlight different aspects in individual posts, so stay tuned for more from the show, including updates throughout the week. We’ll have reviews of the Black Major Exclusive White & Red Alley Viper, the Joe Repro Exclusive Night Force Steel Brigade figure and rounding things out with a review of one of the amazing backdrops offered by JoeRepro! 

The end of the show brought a raffle with awesome prizes – 1st place took home a Convention Exclusive Missile Command Playset, 2nd place snagged a Black Major Exclusive Starduster and 3rd Place, which was won by our own MegsTriggerMan, was a pair of killer Night Force Steel Brigade Iron On Patches! The best part? No, not the prizes – All proceeds from the raffle are going to help relief efforts in Puerto Rico. That’s how awesome Albert and the folks at The Uncanny Comic Shop are, so again, if you’re in the area, make sure to stop by! 

Now, when I tell you that all in attendance had a good time, it’s an understatement. A heartfelt congratulations from all of here on Cobra Island goes to Mr. Albert Torres! Albert went out of his way to make this event a special one and by the looks on everyone’s faces, I can tell you without a doubt that we’re ready for the next! 

Read on to see general shots from the event and stay tuned for more pictorial coverage from the show! You can join in on the discussion already in progress here on the Cobra Island Forums

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