Swindle

Swindle Wants to Know . . .

“Bro, do you even lift?”

I picked up Combiner Wars Swindle last night, and I took a few pictures.

When I first saw Swindle on the shelf I had a mixed opinion of the figure.  The one I really wanted was Brawl, to tell you the truth, but this was the only one they had on shelves.  I wasn’t a fan of the Rook mold to be honest, but G1 Swindle is one of the figures I had as a kid.  Also the figure was a lot bulkier than I thought Swindle should be.  The original figure had scrawny arms.

This guy’s been clearly hitting the gym lately.  He’s a regular beefcake!

All in all I’m glad I picked up the figure.  The proper hands are a VAST improvement over Rook!  The hole in front of the fist was . . . interesting, but I prefer my figures to be able to hold their weapons the right way.

Speaking of weapons, Swindle comes with the same hand/foot/gun that rook came with. There’s a hole in the palm section that allows you to mount it on top of his vehicle mode, but it also allows you to combine it with his main gun!

All in all Swindle is a pretty awesome figure.  Maybe a little beefier than I expected, but a great addition to my Decepticon ranks!

I’d recommend him, even if you’re not planning on picking up the rest of the Combaticons.  Hell, I’m not.  Well probably Brawl, but not the other three.

You can check out larger images in the Swindle gallery on Cobra Island’s Google+ page!

Discuss the Combiner Wars Swindle figure here!

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Transformers vs G.I. Joe Issue 10 Preview

Thanks to Comics Alliance we have a preview of Transformers vs G.I. Joe #10 from IDW Publishing!

Transformers vs G.I. JOE #10
Tom Scioli, John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)
REMEMBER US?! The most titanic tale of the twenty-first century takes an unexpected twist—BUT WHEN HAS TRANSFORMERS VS. G.I. JOE DONE ANY LESS?! Expect the unexpected—then throw your expectations out the window!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Bullet points:
· Boom!
· BOOM!
· BOOOOOOOM!

Transformers vs G.I. Joe issue 10 discussion!

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IDW Solicits: February 2016!

IDW Publishing released solicits for their February 2016 G.I. Joe books!

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1 (of 6)—GEM OF THE MONTH

 

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Mike Choi (c)

On a hidden island in international waters, 16 combatants enter a secret tournament… one that pits Street Fighter vs. G.I. JOE! M. Bison and Destro have joined forces, and taking them down will require the world’s finest warriors: Ryu, Snake Eyes, Guile, Scarlett, Chun-Li and Duke. New challengers Aubrey Sitterson (Hulk, Superman, Tech Jacket, Worth) and Emilio Laiso (Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain) bring the visceral combat of the world’s most popular fighting game series and the real world military action of America’s fighting elite together for the first time!

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1 (of 6)Subscription Variant

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Paolo Villanelli (c)

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1 (of 6)8-Bit Variant

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Matt Waite (c)

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1 (of 6)Toy Variant

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Adam Riches (c)

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1 (of 6)Blank Sketch Variant

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Blank Sketch Variant (c)

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:

  • Variant cover by CoreyLewis!

Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1 Complete Box Set

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Emilio Laiso (a) • Choi, Villanelli, Waite, Riches, Blank Sketch (c)

Want to collect all the covers, but don’t have the time to chase them down? Buy the entire set, which comes in a collectible box! Includes all five covers from Mike Choi, Paolo Villanelli, Matt Waite, Adam Riches, and a blank sketch cover, to boot!

FC • 40 pages x 5 • $24.99

Bullet points:

  • A titanic tussle between the World Warriors and the Real American Heroes!
  • Your favorite Street Fighter characters face off against G.I. JOE for the first time ever!

G.I. JOE: The IDW Collection, Vol. 6

Chuck Dixon, Mike Costa (w) • Javier Saltares, Antonio Fuso, Robert Atkins, Agustin Padilla (a) • Adam Gorham (c)

G.I. JOE: THE IDW COLLECTION presents all of the G.I. JOE stories in recommended reading order. Volume 6 depicts the beginning of the epic storyline “Cobra Civil War.” Cobra Commander is dead, and a deadly competition ensues within the organization to find a new leader that places the JOEs squarely in their sites. Collects G.I. JOE Series Two #0–4, Cobra #1–4, and Snake Eyes #1–4.

HC • FC • $49.99 • 324 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-533-4

Bullet points:

  • The best way to catch up on G.I. JOE!

Transformers vs G.I. JOE #11

 

Tom Scioli, John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)

ESCAPE FROM PRIMUS! With Earth no more, the G.I. JOE team battles to make CYBERTRON their new home—but MEGATRON has something to say about that. Hint: it’s “no, I’m not going to let you do that.” Plus: the secret history of DUKE!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers vs G.I. JOE #11—Subscription Variant

Tom Scioli, John Barber (w) • Scioli (a) • Tom Neely (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • The most intense crossover in comics history races toward the destruction of another planet!
  • Nothing is sacred, and nothing is safe!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #225: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 7

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

COBRA has unleashed the COBRA WORLD ORDER and now G.I. JOE must fight back before the world is pushed past the brink and COBRA reigns supreme! Larry Hama and S L Gallant bring fans the concluding chapter of the story, which will change the world of G.I. JOE forever!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #225: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 7—Toy Cover Subscription Variant

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Adam Riches (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #225: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 7—Valentine’s Day Card Variant

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Agnes Garbowska (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Part of IDW’s big Valentine’s Day promotion!
  • COBRA WORLD ORDER ENDS HERE!
  • The biggest G.I. JOE storyline comes to an epic conclusion in this special 24-page story!

IDW February G.I. Joe books discussion!

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G.I.Joe vs Transformers New Crossover Figures By Fun Publications Inc

Today at BotCon 2015, The Transformers Collectors Club (run by Fun Publications, Inc, who also run the G.I.Joe Collectors Club) announced new G.I.Joe vs Transformers figures that will be available to Club members. The new crossover figures are Rodimus and Arcee who were featured in the Transformers episode “Only Human”.

Both figures will be based off of G.I.Joe components (you can see that Arcee uses Bombstrike’s head) and will be available next year. Also shown alongside these new offerings were figures we were aware that were on their way – The Club exclusive G.I.Joe vs Transformers Old Snake with Stealth B.A.T. (Battle Android Trooper) x2 and Marissa Faireborn (Flint & Lady Jayes daughter) with Afterbreaker (Afterburner, a Technobot).

We’ve mirrored a few images here for your review, but make sure to check out the amazing coverage of #BotCon2015 across the ‘net (places like TFW2005.com) for more images and information.

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Vimeo Killed the Radio Star!

Now’s the chance to own a digital copy of every episode of the Sunbow G.I. Joe cartoon!  For $40, you can purchase the entire series to stream any time or download to your own personal devices!  That comes out to about 42 cents per episode!
But wait there’s more!  You can also buy every episode of Transformers Generation 1!
So grab your popcorn and download your copy of these great shows today!

IDWs Transformers vs G.I. Joe 7 Preview

Check out this preview of IDW’s Transformers vs. G.I.Joe #7 thanks to the folks over at Comicosity! There are 7 pages included in the preview, so make sure to join us here on Cobra Island to check it out and to share your thoughts on this latest issue!

Transformers vs G.I. JOE #7

Tom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)
THE WORLD AS THEY MAKE IT! Alliance are forged! Enemies are enraged! The war burns on Earth and Cybertron! And now… now the real battle begins.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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IDW Publishing August 2015 G.I.Joe Solicitations

Check out what’s coming our way from IDW this August! –

  • G.I. Joe: Sname Eyes – Agent Of Cobra (TP)
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #217 
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #217 Subscription Variant
  • Transformers vs. G. I. Joe #9
  • Transformers vs. G. I. Joe #9 Subscription Variant

We have a breakdown of each title along with a sneak peek of each cover, so continue reading to take a look and to join us for discussion already in progress! 

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Protectobots!

When I was a child, one of the first Transformers I remember having was Hot Spot. I eventually managed to acquire Streetwise and Groove from one of my cousins when he was trying to get rid of some of his Transformers. I never did acquire Blades or First Aid.

But now I’ve got all of the Protectobots . . . except Groove.

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But anyway, check out my review of the Protectobots!

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Every Episode of Classic G.I. Joe on Vimeo!

That’s right folks!  Now’s the chance to own a digital copy of every episode of the Sunbow G.I. Joe cartoon!  For $40, you can purchase the entire series to stream any time or download to your own personal devices!  That comes out to about 42 cents per episode!
But wait there’s more!  You can also buy every episode of Transformers Generation 1!
So grab your popcorn and download your copy of these great shows today!
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