We are aiming to complete the mission and fund Volume 5 (1990-1992), Volume 6 (1993-1994), and a slipcase to hold all six volumes. With your help we can get it done. Yo Joe!
Let’s do this!
Hasbro has recently applied for the G. I. Joe logo trademark at the United States Patent And Trademark Office.
What’s interesting is the fact that they have applied for the log0 which we saw during the 80s Era of G. I. Joe rather than the modern one. The document submitted contains an attachment with the logo under the description of “The mark consists of the words G.I. JOE followed by three bars, with a star on top of the “J” in the JOE portion”.
The trademark is filed under “Toy action figures and accessories for use therewith”.
While we believe that this may have been a move on Hasbro’s part to strengthen their trademark portfolio by renewing old ones, we cannot help but wonder if this means new action figures. In fact, It was not too long ago that we heard Hasbro planning to revitalize the brand.
You can check out additional information and the logo, after the jump.
gijoe365.com has knocked it out of the park this time with a transformable gift box of the Coastal Defender. Limited to 40, this is one hot item!
Limited Edition (only 40 produced) transforming gift / display box. This box was designed from scratch and every line, shadow, and detail was hand drawn. There is NO GLUE or TAPE required for this box, as it all works on tabs and slots. You can configure the box into crate mode or display mode, and back again. Every box is signed and dated and editioned out of 40.
The box ships flat, and can be assembled into CRATE mode, where it will hold all the pieces of the kit as well as up to 9 packs of cards, OR transformed into “display mode” where you can feature a favourite figure or card pack or switch it up on a daily basis if you want!
This display box is printed on beautiful 12pt coated stock, and die-cut and creased and shipped flat, mounted to a backer with non-damaging removable glue dots, and sealed in plastic.
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Hasbro Hascon has just updated their Facebook page with new updated information for Hascon ticket holders.
“Shown is a detail of the final #gijoe gray model for the #PhantomX19! We wish we could show you more but this top secret #plane must stay under the radar! See this breathtaking model in all its glory, as well as an earlier foam concept model in person at #HASCON!”
Mike T. stopped by to share the latest entry in his Forgotten Figures series. This time around, we get in-depth with the 1985 G.I.Joe Transportable Tactical Battle Platformaka the TTBP!
The G.I. Joe line was originally conceived as a series of vehicles. They were high profit toys for Hasbro. However, the figures that were designed to interact with those vehicles turned out to be massively popular. But, the vehicles remained a vital part of the line’s overall profitability. As the line progressed, the scale and audacity of the vehicles grew as well. Each year, Hasbro was able to produce vehicles that outdid the year before. In 1985, though, the bar was raised as high as it could go. Along with the excellent Moray and Mauler, Hasbro pumped out the unprecedented USS Flagg. The 7 1/2 foot behemoth remains the flagship for the Joe line: both literally and figuratively. Lost in between massive carrier and the amazing higher end vehicles, though, is the Transportable Tactical Battle Platform. Despite its lack of an included figure, the TTBP (for short) is on par with Hasbro’s other releases and is an excellent example of the overall vehicle quality that dominated the Joe line.
What are your thoughts on the TTBP? Do you still have one in your collection, or did you skip it all together? Share your thoughts on this vintage piece of G.I.Joe equipment after the break!
Hasbro Pulse has been on a roll via Facebook & Instagram lately, sharing pieces that will be available in the Exclusive Art Folio available at HASCON. The latest pair of reveals Give us a fan favorite character and a teaser of a vehicle that might have been!
First up is one of the ten prints contained in the Special HASCON hardcover Art Folio, the original art work for Gung Ho! Also shared was a teaser for the G.I.Joe Goliath A.V.T. (Armed Vehicle Transporter). The name immediately makes you think of something massive, but we’ll find out for sure at this year’s event.
Are you attending HASCON? If not, will you attempt to add the Art Folio to your collection via the secondary market? Join us after the break for discussion already in progress!
It’s the 5 year anniversary of 3DJoes! Can you believe it? On behalf of all of us here at HISSTANK, we’d like to congratulate Carson on this milestone and thank him for all of the hard work he’s put in to archiving the rich history of G.I.Joe. Now, if you know Carson, you know that no celebration would be complete without something awesome to give back to the Community. To celebrate, 3DJoes is rolling out $5 posters!
To celebrate 3DJoes’ 5th birthday, all 24″x36″ 3DJoes posters are just $5 from now through August 31st! All 3DJoes posters are shipped via USPS Priority mail domestically and USPS First Class internationally. First, select the appropriate shipping by selecting “Add to Cart.” Then, load up on as many posters as you’d like! Finally, hit “Checkout” in thetop right corner under “Cart.”
They’ve never had a sale like this, and they’re not likely to do it again. So load up while you can, they won’t last forever. Go get’em while they last!
Hasbro Hascon has just updated their Facebook page with new updated information for G.I. Joe VIP ticket holders.
From fan favorites to family fun, grown ups and kids alike are invited to celebrate the power of play at this first-of-its-kind “con”!
Three unforgettable days of meet-and-greets, sneak peeks, and fan-centric surprises await as you experience your favorite characters and stories, and an insider’s look at how the magic happens.
Hasbro Pulse has just updated their Facebook page with an image of Snow Serpent, one of the ten special Art folio prints created from high-resolution photography of original G.I. Joe packaging paintings. Presented in an 11×17” format. It is available only with the Art Folio, a special set created exclusively for VIP guests who select the GI Joe experience at #HASCON!