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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Joelanta 2018 – Larry Hama Sketch Pre Orders Now Available

Great news for those of you heading out to JOELANTA this weekend! Mr. Larry Hama will be in attendance and has announced that he’s opening up pre-orders for sketches! 

He will be at the show this weekend all day Saturday, and Sunday morning. If you’d like to get a pre-order in, make sure to reach out to Larry today as the cut off is tonight (Tuesday, March 6th). You can reach out to Larry here: Larry “been faking it all my life” Hama on Facebook

The show kicks off next weekend, March 9,10,11th 2018.  General Admission Sat 10th 10 am – 6 pm Sun 11th 10 am – 4 pm. Admission is Adults $10 / Kids (12 and under) $8 per day – under 5 Free. In related news, Mr. Hama has another unclaimed sketch up on his eBay account, so go check it out and claim it for yourself!

Don’t forget to head over to the Toylanta 2018 Facebook Page for more updates on the show, then join us on the Cobra Island Forums for discussion already in progress! 

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Joelanta 2018 Exclusive USB Troopers – Code Name Data Jumpers

TOYLANTA is happy to announce their 1st ever officially sanctioned 3 & 3/4 figure exclusive – USB Troopers: code name Data Jumpers by Black Major Alliance!

 These may be purchased starting Friday afternoon during Registration for Commanders and Assistants from 3-6 pm and any left will be available during the show on Sat & Sun. This set is not part of any special package.

The set includes 2 figures (both with parachutes) and 2 file / art cards. (One is autographed by the artist). The set will run you $45 USD and will be available through our good friend Mr. Brian Kossin, representing both G.I.Joe and Cobra factions. Both figures are paratroopers, hence their “Data Jumper” designation. Based on the Black Major Steel Brigade figure mold, each Data Jumper includes –

  • Machine Gun
  • Back Pack
  • Figure Stand
  • Parachute
  • Harness
  • File Card

The show kicks off next weekend, March 9,10,11th 2018.  General Admission Sat 10th 10 am – 6 pm Sun 11th 10 am – 4 pm. Admission is Adults $10 / Kids (12 and under) $8 per day – under 5 Free. Don’t forget to head over to the Toylanta 2018 Facebook Page for more updates on the show, then join us on the Cobra Island Forums to discuss these awesome exclusives! 

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Joelanta 2018 Exclusive Data Jumpers File Card Art Revealed

Last week, we brought you a sneak peek at the upcoming Joelanta 2018 Exclusive Data Jumpers. That preview included an early look at the File Card Art being created by none other than Kraken Kards.

In a surprise treat, the Kraken Koalition Facebook Page has shared a full color render of the Data Jumper File Card Art and needless to say, it’s fantastic! These figures will be available at the show being held at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center, March 10th & 11th 2018.

There will be 2 figures available through our good friend Mr. Brian Kossin, representing both G.I.Joe and Cobra factions. Both figures are paratroopers, hence their “Data Jumper” designation. Based on the Black Major Steel Brigade figure mold, each Data Jumper includes –

  • Machine Gun
  • Back Pack
  • Figure Stand
  • Parachute
  • Harness
  • File Card

Don’t forget to head over to the Toylanta 2018 Facebook Page for more updates on the show, then join us on the Cobra Island Forums to discuss these awesome exclusives! 

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Joelanta 2018 Exclusive Data Jumper Sneak Peek

Our good friend Mr. Brian Kossin has given us a sneak peek of Joelanta 2018 convention exclusives to share with you all! CobraIsland.com is proud to present a look at the Exclusive Joelanta Data Jumpers! These figures will be available at the show being held at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center, March 10th & 11th 2018. 

There will be 2 figures available, representing both G.I.Joe and Cobra factions. Both figures are paratroopers, hence their “Data Jumper” designation. Based on the Black Major Steel Brigade figure mold, each Data Jumper includes – 

  • Machine Gun
  • Back Pack
  • Figure Stand
  • Parachute
  • Harness
  • File Card

The File cards for the Data Jumpers are being worked on by none other than Kraken Kards, so you know they’re going to be awesome! We’ve included a sneak peek of the artwork for the card here as well, but won’t spoil the backstory for you. All we will say is that it’s a story based out of Atlanta. We have a gallery of 10 images to share with you, so make sure to read on below to check them out. Don’t forget to head over to the Toylanta 2018 Facebook Page for more updates on the show, then join us on the Cobra Island Forums to discuss these awesome exclusives! 

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Black Major Steel Brigade Review Gallery Roundup

Last week, we continued our coverage of the elusive Black Major and his latest release to the public. In the absence of 3 3/4 Joe product, some would even say that his line of unique custom reproduction figures are keeping excitement alive and it’s base enthused. 

The Steel Brigade trooper has always been one of the most sought after figures in the classic ARAH line. While some versions of the elusive mail away figure are easier to come by than others, they are all wonderful additions to a collection for those who were lucky enough to submit the mail away in their youth, or be fortunate to have that type of change in their toy budget. For the rest of us who love the character, that want to fill that gap in their collection or who just want to army build, we can call on the Major!

Some easily noticeable changes have been made to assist collectors from telling the difference with just a little bit of research and investigation. Among those are slightly different color pallets, minor changes in paint applications on torso, waist, and head, reversed arm rivets and of course the Black Major stamp. We’ve included a gallery of over 20 images of each of the latest Steel Brigade themed offerings below, but make sure to check out our individual reviews of – 

All figures showcased last week are currently available to the public via our good friend Kevin Melton, so if you’d like to add this figure to your collection, contact him on FaceBook, reach out to him on Instagram or just do some old fashioned shopping through his Ebay Store.

Thank you also to Joe Bailitz for an assist with some images of Vintage Steel Brigade for comparison! When you are done browsing the Gallery and Sending Kevin your requests hop on to the CobraIsland Forums and Sound Off! As always make sure to Follow Black Major on Instagram to keep tabs on all your Oring Troop Builder needs! Check out more Photos from this Review by reading more below and in our Google+ Gallery!

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Black Major Steel Brigade Vintage Custom Gallery

We are continuing our coverage of the elusive Black Major and his latest release to the public. In the absence of 3 3/4 Joe product some would even say that his line of unique custom reproduction figures are keeping excitement alive and it’s base enthused. The Island salutes the Black Major and offers this gallery of one of his latest creations for your Enjoyment!

Steel Brigade: Vintage Mail Away and GoldHead!

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