Our friend Weihua Wei of Ouying Studio has shared more sample images from Planet Green Valley! The team is hard at work on these amazing new 1:18th scaled offerings, with a targeted release date of July 2018 for an assortment of 5 figures.
This latest assortment of images show off the amazing detail that is being put in to these sculpts. The images also highlight scale, articulation and weaponry that will be available in the Planet Green Valley line. Our main image shows the lineup alongside a G.I.Joe figure that should give you a great idea of their expected height.
We’ve mirrored a gallery of nearly 20 images to whet your appetite, so make sure to Read More below to check them out. Are you excited to add Planet Green Valley offerings to your 1:18th scale collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
By way of the Lee’s Toy Review eBay page comes this pair of G.I.Joe rarities, starting with this carded G.I.Joe Manimals Warwolf figure. For those unfamiliar with Manimals, they were a subset of G.I.Joe Star Brigade offerings that met with bad luck each time they were to be released – 6 figures were set to hit in late ’94, but that never happened. Later, in 2001, KB Toys revived the Manimals and were set to offer all 6, but released only 3. Warwolf was one of those released, but in a completely different deco. This sample here represents what we would have seen in the 90’s on shelves, alongside wavemates like ZIGZAG and Spasma. Lee’s also has a loose prototype Vortex available and is a real treat to see, as Vortex never made it to retail. This unpainted sample gives us a good look at all the detail within the mold.
Whereas Lee’s has a prototype sample of Vortex available, eBay seller gi_joe_concepts is offering a beautiful painted sample of Vortex! This piece shows us what we would have seen at retail, so seeing it alongside Lee’s unpainted sample is all sorts of cool. The colors on this piece really pop!
So, we’ve seen ZIGZAG and two different samples of Vortex…so where’s Spasma? That’s where we turn to eBay seller rt17000 and his amazing Manimals Spasma Final Production Figure. Although rt notes that the weapon included with this sample belongs to another figure, he does have the original cardback that gives us a fantastic look at his filecard & art. Not only does rt have Spasma, but he also has a loose sample of the Warwolf figure that Lee’s is also offering, so we get to see a loose and carded sample in one shot!
We don’t know about you, but we love seeing this glimpses in to G.I.Joe past! What are your thoughts on the G.I.Joe Star Brigade Manimals? Would you add any or all of these offerings to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
Every once in awhile, a relic from G.I.Joe’s past finds its way to eBay; This piece is definitely no exception.
By way of the Lee’s Toy Review eBay page comes this G.I.Joe rarity, a carded G.I.Joe Manimals ZIGZAG figure. For those unfamiliar with Manimals, they were a subset of G.I.Joe Star Brigade offerings that met with bad luck each time they were to be released – 6 figures were set to hit in late ’94, but that never happened. Later, in 2001, KB Toys revived the Manimals and were set to offer all 6, but released only 3. ZIGZAG, Along with Vortex and Spasma, failed to ever make it in to the public’s hands, save for a few samples here & there.
The auction will be ending soon (midnight) and it’s not every day that you see a piece like this pop up for sale. For instance, Lee’s Toy Review notes that this is one of less than 48 samples known to exist. As such and needless to say, whomever ends up winning this unique offering is adding a grail item to their collection. As you can see from the included pics, this specimen falls short of mint, due to a few blemishes along the top, right hand corner. Small nitpick on an otherwise flawless offering.
What are your thoughts on ZIGZAG? If he had been offered at retail, then and/or now, would you add this oddity to your G.I.Joe Collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
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 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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
The campaign is already on its way to unlocking its 11th stretch goal, so make sure to get your pledge in and help make the next goal a reality! Are you excited about both US Army 50 Cal Machine Gunner updates? Share your excitement with us on the Cobra Island Forums!