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Greetings Sourcefans!
This week we have new instock items like MP-24 Masterpiece Star Saber, Bandai Ressha Sentai – Tokkyuger figures, new GIJOE Collector’s Club Figures, S.H. Figuarts Sailor Neptune and Naruto Shippuden, several new TF Adventure figures, and a restock of Combiner Wars Voyager Wave 2 & Deluxe Wave 1, DX9 D03 – Invisible, MP-20 – Masterpiece Wheeljack – with coin and Anti-Hypnosis Device, and MP-14 – Masterpiece Red Alert! We also have new preorders for Play Arts Kai – Arkham Knight – Batman, Acid Rain Figures and Vehicles by Ori Toy, Warbotron – WB01-F X-Ray & Gun Set, WB03-B and WB03-C, Reformatted – R-02 – Talon the Aerial Assaulter, Iron Factory – IF-EX0R Limited Blue Version – Sonictech & Fellows – Set of 3, and Master Made – 002 Titan! And Visit our sister site theToySource.com for non-transformers collectibles! All this and more in this week’s SourceNews!

In this issue of SourceNews:
1. New preorder up – Play Arts Kai – Arkham Knight – Batman!
2. Now Instock at theToySource – Bandai Ressha Sentai – Tokkyuger!
3. GIJOE Collectors Club Figures Instock!
4. New Acid Rain Preorders at theToySource!
5. Hot Toys Figures Now Instock!
6. Now Instock – S.H. Figuarts Sailor Neptune and Naruto Shippuden!
7. New Bandai Tamashii Nations Preorders Up!
8. Now Up for Preorder – Kotobukiya Bishoujo Statue – Street Fighter Sakura!
9. Now Instock – MP-24 Masterpiece Star Saber!
10. New Warbotron Preorders!
11. TheToySource Restock – Combiner Wars Voyager Wave 2 & Deluxe Wave 1!
12. New preorder up – DX9 Toys War in Pocket Series X05 Tyrant and X06 Hurricane!
13. Transformers Adventure TAV13 Nemesis prime revealed!
14. Now back up for preorder – MMC’s Talon!
15. New preorder up – Master Made Titan!


GI Joe Star Brigade Robo Joe HissTank

The Official Hasbro G.I. Joe Club has sent out an e-mail regarding this year’s custom class. For those of you that are attending the class, or for those that are interested in what this year’s custom figure will be, you will have the ability to create the G.I.Joe Star Brigade Jet-Tech Operations Expert, Robo-JOE! Below are the details from the e-mail –

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Hey Class Participants,
This year’s character is Robo Joe. Parts for this figure build that you will receive in the class are:

1) Class exclusive (only available to participants) NEW 3d designed Robo Joe head
2) Class exclusive (only available to participants) NEW 3d designed Robo Joe face mask
3) Custom designed upper torso
4) Custom designed upper arms with shoulder rings
5) Auto .9mm Pistol with thigh peg mount
6) Right Outside Thigh with pistol mount peg hole
7) Sub-Machine Gun
8) Aliens style Pulse Rifle with backpack peg mount

All parts are cast in the proper base colors (orange, black, flesh, clear), so you will only have to paint details and parts on your donor figure. The figure that we suggest you bring is one of the three versions of the G.I. Joe Rise of COBRA Accelerator Suit. The more common versions are Duke and Ripcord. Corey at Smalljoes.com has a decent supply of Ripcord for $12.99 and has fast shipping if needed.

In the class, you will learn how to split a torso, and prep and assemble your custom cast original parts for painting. There will be a few people on hand to help with any novice builders, but more experienced customizers should have no problems. Paints, glue, and other supplies are provided. If you have a favorite brush or paints that you prefer to use, then feel free to bring those along. The class will be in the lower level of the Prairie Capital Convention Center. You can go down stairs at the hotel and take the tunnel. Starts at 8:30 AM. Please arrive 15 minutes early!

See you in Springfield!

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Are you attending the JoeCon 2015 Customizing class? Sound off on the HissTank.com forums!

JoeCon 2015 Iron Grenadiers Metal Head Sculpt HissTank

The G.I.Joe Convention Facebook Page has once again shared an image of a sculpt from the JoeCon 2015 Exclusive Springfield Island: Peril In Paradise (Tiger Force vs Iron Grenadiers) Box Set. This time around, we get to check out the head sculpt for Iron Grenadiers Metal-Head. It should come as no surprise that Boss Fight Studio is behind this fantastic piece of work.

You can share your thoughts on this and all things JoeCon 2015 after the break.

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The Official Hasbro G.I. Joe Club has sent out a new email updating club members on how JoeCon 2015 Registration will be implemented and you will need to pay close attention. Getting this sad state of affairs sorted out is not going to be easy.

  • Can you sign up to be a member when Registration goes live? The Club email says no, then it says yes all in the same paragraph, it’s very confusing.
  • There are 2 different sites for JoeCon 2015 Registration one for Dealers one for Attendees!
  • It may take as long as 3+ days to confirm your Registration?
  • Some G.I. Joe Club Members including myself are not receiving the Club emails.
  • Because of the dock workers slow down and the back-up in China, the Official Hasbro G.I. Joe Club  will not ship the non-attending sets to you until June.

There are also a lot of people who have not tested their user name and password because the club store has been down and they are unable to do so. I would also hope that all the exclusives that people are coming to the show to buy, will be available at the show to purchase, and if there is a problem the Official Hasbro G.I. Joe Club  would give us notice and clarify that situation. Lets hope the dock workers slow down and the back-up in China did not effect the show exclusives in anyway. The good news is, all of the waiting should be over today if you even qualify for JoeCon 2015 Registration!

**UPDATE** The Official Hasbro G.I. Joe Club  has responded to a few of our questions.

Will the all the Con exclusives be at the show?
We have gone to GREAT expense to fly everything in.

Can you sign up to be a member when Registration goes live?
Yes

You can read the complete Official Hasbro G.I. Joe Club email after the jump.

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Iron Grenadiers General Mayhem Head Sculpt HissTank

The G.I.Joe Convention Facebook Page has shared images of both the Head and Torso sculpt from the Iron Grenadiers General Mayhem figure that will be part of the JoeCon 2015 Exclusive Springfield Island: Peril In Paradise (Tiger Force vs Iron Grenadiers) Box Set.

General Mayhem made his first appearance in to the G.I.Joe World via the 2005 JoeCon Exclusive M.A.R.S. Invades convention set. His Modern Era update is on track to be a highly sought after figure, especially after seeing these new molded parts. Both pieces look fantastic, displaying a level of detail that you’ve come to expect from the talented team at Boss Fight Studio.

What do you think about these new Mold reveals? Join us after the break to talk all things JoeCon 2015!

NJCC Walk Around 05

I’d like to thank you all for coming out to the Spring NJCC 2015 action figure toy show. The turn out was incredible as action figure collectors ruled the day in Cherry Hill NJ! I hope everyone enjoyed meeting new people and seeing old friends. Personally I feel this is the best dealer room we have ever seen. I walked away with a lot of Marvel Legends and Marvel Universe figures, and got caught up with my G.I. Joe collection as well. The best part of the con is being among fans who enjoy Action Figures and Toys just like you.

Special thanks to our guests MARK BELLOMO, DAN KHANNA and all the positive and amazing dealers we have at New Jersey Collectors Con. Our next show is Sunday August 2nd 2015….. Hope to see you there!

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Word was just sent out by the G.I. Joe Club that registration will take place either Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday! With just 17 days left until the start of JoeCon 2015, fans can finally get registration over with and relax until the show!

“At this point, we have very little faith that the programming company will finish the new software enough for registration to take place with the new version. We are very disappointed in this company and will be taking the appropriate action after the convention. We are diligently working on implementing our back-up plan.

We are planning to bring one or the other online either Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday. Please note that non-attending packages will NOT be available until we close the attending registrations (which will only be open a few days).

Unfortunately the backup solution doesn’t have total flexibility to edit registration mistakes as it is half computer and half manual. Therefore, please read the brochure again. Go slowly during the registration process, and please DON”T pick the wrong items that are not allowed per the brochure. We will review and approve or disapprove each registration. The only option we have for errors is to delete the registration and let you start over, which could cause a supply issue if someone else gets the item before you re-register.”

Sound off on the HISSTANK.com forums after the jump.

GI Simpsons Customs HissTank

Now this is all sorts of cool! Check out these custom Modern Era G.I.Joe Mash Ups – Based on characters from The Simpsons!

Phoenix Customs member Dusty79 has hit a home run with these custom creations.Dusty’s plan is to cover all 16 Simpson Lego characters released up to date. Although there are only 4 mirrored here on the Front Page, make sure to join us after the break to check out the full assortment posted so far!

  • Ned Flanders as Steel Brigade Delta
  • Apu as Stalker
  • Mr. Burns as Cobra Commander
  • Scratchy as Cobra Trooper
  • Milhouse as Sci-Fi
  • Maggie as Lady Jaye
  • Ralph as Steel Brigade
  • Lisa as Scarlett

Check out more Simpsons goodness after the break!

GI Joe RAH215

We have with us, the IDW May & June 2015 G. I. Joe Solicitations.

This May and June we’ll see…

IDW May 2015 G. I. Joe Solicitations:

  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #214—The Death of Snake Eyes, Part 3
  • G.I. JOE: Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra #5 (of 5)
  • G.I. JOE: Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra #5 (of 5)—Subscription Variant
  • Classic G.I. JOE, Vol. 16
  • G.I. JOE: America’s Elite, Disavowed, Vol. 6

IDW June 2015 G. I. Joe Solicitations:

  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #215
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #215—”The Death of Snake Eyes,” Part 4—Subscription Variant

Find out more information about each solicitation, after the jump.

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