Stalker from JLW515 Customs

JLW515 Customs dropped yet another awesome custom for us to see on our forums.

This one is a custom of one of everyone’s favorite Ranger, Stalker.

This is simply a 25th Stalker head sculpt, which IMHO is the best. I just do not like that 30th version with the braided pony tail. However, I like the 30th body sculpt and paint apps the best. Marauders just announced an “Ambush-Ops” camo figure, that I’m sure I will use one day for either an updated or alternate Stalker custom.

I think I spent more time customizing Stalker’s file card than I did figure! LOL! In my Joeverse, Stalker is the First Sergeant. I think he was portrayed this way in the early Marvel comics. Stalker always seemed like a team leader. So, in my Joeverse I’ve made some rank changes and branch changes that I think work better and add some military diversity to the team – except for Cutter, he’s the only Coast Guardsman on the team!

Since my Joeverse is set “in the not so distant future” (kind of like the X-Men and GIJOE movies) I try to make the file cards as generic as can be so that they are not dated to a particular time period.

You can check out the rest of the pictures and let JLW515 know what you think by visiting the thread on our forums here.

Don’t forget to check out all his customs on his blog G.I. Joe Revisited.

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Custom Modern Era G.I.Joe Stalker By OreoBuilder Customs

Check out this amazing custom Modern Era rendition of the G.I.Joe Ranger, Stalker by Oreobuilder Customs! Here’s the scoop from OB: 

I never had Stalker when I was a kid. None of my friends had the figure either, and he did not figure prominently in any of the few early Marvel issues that I had (5, 11, 12 and 24) so my only early knowledge of the character was through the Sunbow series and the catalogs. As such, when I was collecting and playing with Joes in the early years, Stalker did not really register on my radar. Later, when I was a bit older and just getting out of Joes, I received a copy of Special Missions 17 for Halloween. In the issue, Stalker leads a small team of Joes on a raid of a corporate building. It was only when I started collecting as an adult and I read the whole Marvel run that I developed an appreciation for the character.

For my custom, I stuck close to my established recipe for the other OG13. The Marauder MTF head oozes Stalker in my opinion. The colors match the vintage version as closely as possible as well.

  • Head, hands, beret: Marauder MTF
  • Torso: Paris Pursuit Snake Eyes
  • Arms, legs: DG Duke
  • Web gear: 25th Snake Eyes
  • Weapon: Vintage Stalker
  • Collar: POC Steel Brigade

What’s your take on OB’s vision of Stalker? Pretty flawless if you ask me! Sound off on this custom after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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IDW Publishing G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Cover Sketches By Larry Hama

Over on Facebook, Mr. Larry Hama has shared a handful of sketches that represent his versions of upcoming issues of IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero! Issues #151 through #155 represent the “Special Missions” story arc, with a focus on a primary character. The sketches shared include:

  • Stalker
  • Scarlett
  • Destro and his Despoiler
  • Duke and Roadblock

Special Missions kicks off soon, so get ready! What are your thoughts on Larry’s sketches? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Tom Waltz Shares Page From IDW Publishings G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 251

Today via Twitter, Mr. Tom Waltz shared this awesome page from the upcoming issue of IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero, the start of the Special Missions Arc, #251! This issue features the G.I.Joe Ranger, Stalker as he deals with demonds from his past. From Tom – 

In A Real American Hero #251, “Special Missions” Part 1, will be dealing with ghosts from the past. Angry ghosts. Story by living legend & art by with colors by . April 2018. JOIN THE G.I. JOE ARMY!

I know I speak for many when I say we can’t wait to dig in to this new Special Missions series! Are you excited to read #251? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Tom Waltz Shares Page Spread From IDW Publishings G.I.Joe A Real American Hero 251

Today via Twitter, Mr. Tom Waltz shared a fantastic 2 page spread from the upcoming issue of IDW Publishing‘s G.I.Joe A Real American Hero, #251. This issue kicks off the “Special Missions” arc, with its first story focused on none other than Stalker! From Tom – 

Time for a look ahead at A Real American Hero #251 Part 1 of 5. The issue will feature . Art Alex Sanchez, Colors and words by living legend . Prepare for a hauntingly bombastic tale, fans! JOIN THE G.I. JOE ARMY!

I know I speak for many of us when I say that we’re beyond excited to dive in to the new Special Missions story line! What about you? Share your thoughts with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Early Marvel G.I.Joe Concept Drawings by Herb Trimpe

On Superbowl Sunday, the G.I.Joe Museum on Facebook delighted fans with a series of Early concept drawings by Herb Trimpe in the Marvel comic run. The images come courtesy of an awesome intern who made copies that were saved. There’s a few fan favorite characters included in the assortment…not to mention some rare gems like a look at Snake Eyes’ face. 

We’ve mirrored the gallery below, but make sure to head on over to the G.I.Joe Museum to check out other awesome offerings such as this one. Read on to check out early artwork of – Flash, Grand Slam, Breaker, Zap, Clutch, Scarlett, Snake Eyes, Stalker, Grunt, Rock ‘n Roll and Cover Girl. 

What are your thoughts on these early concept drawings? Let us know on the Cobra Island Forums

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Michael Mercy Presents Toys Gone Wild – G.I. Joe Tundra Ranger Stalker

With the update coming soon from the G.I. Joe Collector’s club, let’s take a look at the classic Tundra Ranger Stalker in his natural environment with the Master of YouTube Reviews, Michael Mercy! In Toys Gone Wild: G.I.Joe Tundra Ranger Stalker, Michael gives us an in-depth look at Stalker in all his Arctic Glory! Check it out – 

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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John Royle G.I.Joe Cover Sneak Peek Featuring Cover Girl and Stalker

Mr. John Royle treated followers of his Instagram account to a fantastic sneak peek of a new G.I. Joe cover featuring Cover Girl and Stalker, up against Cobra H.I.S.S. Tanks! A few teasers of this piece have been shared over the month, leading up to these beautiful piece of artwork shown here. 

John notes that he thought for this G.I.Joe cover he’d go simple for a change and do a large Cover Girl shot with simple background; He loves drawing them so much that he got lost in the fun of it and it didn’t turn out that way! 😂

We can’t wait to see the full color version of this killer piece of G.I.Joe artwork! What are your thoughts in this piece? Sound off on the Cobra Island Forums!

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That’s the Way We All Became the Tiger Force!

DESTRO of HISS Tank posted images of the Tiger Force members from this year’s JoeCon exclusive box set!

Included in the set were StalkerRecondoDial Tone, and Lifeline!

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