Custom Modern Era G.I.Joe Dino Hunters by Phweeps Customs

In the recent past, we’ve shared quite of a few amazing female cross over customs from Phweep’s Custom Gallery. Well, Femme Fatales isn’t Phweep’s only specialty, as illustrated by these amazing Custom Modern Era G.I.Joe Dino Hunters! 

Low-Light and Ambush look spot on to their vintage ARAH counterparts and make me wish we would’ve received something fun like this at retail, especially with Jurassic World fever hitting once again! 

Make sure to follow Phweep’s Custom Gallery for more awesome work just like this! What’s your take on Phweep’s custom Dino Hunters? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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3DJoes Presents Joes Anatomy Stop Motion Video

A new episode of “Joe’s Anatomy” has been posted by 3DJoes.com to the 3DJoes.com Facebook page 

In this episode of Joes’ Anatomy, a squad of Joes rush to the infirmary of their secret underground headquarters to save one of their fallen comrades….

Joes' Anatomy

In this episode of Joes' Anatomy, a squad of Joes rush to the infirmary of their secret underground headquarters to save one of their fallen comrades….——–­——————————–Written, Produced, and Directed by Carson Mataxis & Joe GoldstonSet design and animation by Joe Goldston (http://toypalace.weebly.com/gi-joe-toys-for-sale.html)Sound design and editing by Carson Mataxis (http://www.3DJoes.com)Voices by:Jad BeanJoe GoldstonCarson MataxisJoy MataxisKevin SilvaGeoff Zeger——–­——————————–This film was shot with a Canon T2i using Dragonframe stop-motion capture software and a lot of patience. The set was constructed from scratch by Joe Goldston. Some props were constructed from scratch (like the vending machines), and the rest were purchased from the Marauder "Gun-Runners" (http://www.marauderinc.com/).——–­——————————–A BIG thank you to Hasbro and Larry Hama, for the countless G.I. Joe memories!Special Thanks toJulian ThompsonJad BeanKevin Silva

Posted by 3DJoes.com – dedicated to preserving the sculpt and package art of GIJoe on Monday, May 14, 2018

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Michael Mercy Presents Patreon Special Missions – G.I.Joe Tomahawk Review

Michael Mercy is back with an all Patreon Special Missions. In this new installment, Michael takes a look at the 1986 G.I.Joe Tomahawk! This beauty of an aircraft remains high on the list of fan favorites, even 30+ years after it’s release. Michael also compares the vintage Tomahawk alongside it’s Modern Era counterpart, the 2013 G.I.Joe Retaliation Eaglehawk. 

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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Toy Gear Reveals G.I.Joe Battleforce 2000 Background for Action Figure Collector Trays

Our friends from Toy-Gear, that you know from their successful Foam Tray Kickstarter campaign, have shared a new reveal via the @FoamTrays Twitter account that should be right up a G.I.Joe collector’s alley! 

Shared today was a new Battleforce 2000 inspired explosion style backdrop/background for the Action Figure Collector Trays! As you can see from the pic, they look amazing with both vintage and Modern Era sculpt Battleforce 2000 figures. Why stop there though? This new backdrop can be used for anything your collecting heart desires! 

Toy-Gear.com is your go to location to get these  Action Figure Collector Trays that are a perfect compliment for quality loose figure collections of Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Indiana Jones, Marvel and more. Their initial 12 Compartment Trays have been specifically designed to fit most modern and vintage action figures and provide a neutral, padded, organized long term storage solution. They also make for a great way to display your figures with an acrylic stand or mounted directly to a wall. Trays for different sized action figures are also available. Here you can see the trays being used to display a G.I.Joe Action Vinyl assortment from The Loyal Subjects –

Head on over and get your own set of trays from Toy-Gear, then join us after the break to show us how you display your collection on the Cobra Island Forums!

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GIJoeCon 2018 Panel Update – 3DJoes and Kirk Bozigian Present Live Action Commercials

Wow, how’s this for some fantastic news to share on a Friday morning? Carson of 3DJoes has shared some exciting news via the 3DJoes Facebook Page – 

3DJoes and Mr. Kirk Bozigian have once again joined forces to share word of unseen footage from the “first live action G.I.Joe movie”! Kirk Bozigian and Carson will be premiering this heretofore unseen footage at Joe Con! Stay tuned for the panel announcement and time. A collection of 8mm film is currently begin digitized, giving us our first behind-the-scenes footage from the 1991 live action G.I.Joe commercials!

To help get you hyped, check out this mash up video created by Brooklyn Basement Studios. Using live action toy commercial footage and audio clips from the animated series, this trailer imagines the battle of the REAL AMERICAN HEROES vs COBRA in a whole new way!

Make sure to check out their Joe Con 2018 panel and see what magic these 27 year old tapes hold! Are you as excited as we are to check out this footage? Share your excitement with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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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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G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Vintage Television Toy Commercials

There might not be Saturday morning G.I.Joe cartoons currently on TV, but we can still enjoy some throwback G.I.Joe toy commercials! Check out this nearly 10 minute long block of vintage awesomeness, courtesy of 8thmandvd.com YouTube Channel

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