Rise & Shine! Grab a cup of Joe, get comfy and tune in for a special A.M. edition of Just Another G.I.Joe Show! At 10:30 AM EST, join Mike, Fred and Rick as they sit down for a special early morning Q&A session with Mr. Kirk Bozigian! If you’re unfamiliar with Mr. Bozigian, Kirk was the product Manager for G.I.Joe from 82-84. Carson has put a fantastic reference page on Kirk together that you can check out on 3D Joes. Make sure to tune in below!
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Check out this awesome custom Cobra Original 13 by HISSTANK.com forum member HissHissFangFan! We always see so many amazing renditions of the G.I.Joe side of things, so it’s awesome to see Cobra represented! Included in the assortment are –
- Front: Trooper, Comm Officer, Dr. Venom, Commander, Baroness, Field Officer, Trooper
- Back: Guard, Air Trooper, Machine Gunner, RPG Trooper, Flame Trooper, Guard
What are your thoughts on this custom Cobra Original 13 set? Sound off after the break!
Girls of the Finest 2018 Calendar Helping Vets Get A New Leash On Life!
For our 2018 Girls of the Finest calendar, we are proud to partner with a charity that helps rescue canines from high-kill shelters to become service animals for Veterans with PTSD and other injuries.
HAPPY 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO THE FINEST!
So, it’s our 10 year anniversary!! Do not attempt to adjust your screens–we have taken over the airwaves and we’re gonna kick it up a notch this year!!
The Finest: A G.I. Joe Costume Club is thrilled to again partner with K9s for Warriors for the FOURTH annual Girls of the Finest charity calendar! Over the last three years we have been able to donate more and more money to the various charities we’ve partnered with, and in doing so we’ve showed the world just how powerful the G.I. Joe fan community is when it comes to charities for veteran and military-related organizations.
YOU KNOW THE DEAL (and if you don’t, here it is):
The Girls of the Finest Charity Calendar is no ordinary 12-month calendar! Our amazing members are photographed exclusively for this calendar, while portraying many of your favorite G.I. Joe and Cobra characters!
In our charity efforts, we always strive to engage charity organizations that would help assist service men and women after they return home in an impactful way, as many Finest members are active duty service members and veterans. Once again, it’s the Finest’s honor to partner with K9s For Warriors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing service canines to warriors suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post 9/11.
Their goal is to empower veterans to return to civilian life with dignity and independence. Ninety-five percent of the canines in the K9s For Warriors’ program come from rescue shelters, and in 2015, the organization was able to raise more than $5.5 million dollars, which allowed them to pair 51 Warriors with service dogs – that’s at least 102 lives saved because of each person’s contribution! In September 2016, K9s for Warriors opened their second kennel, which houses up to 27 dogs in training; the 17,000 sq. ft. training facility now can house and train up to 54 dogs! In May 2017, they trained and graduated their 300th warrior! They’re also diligently pushing the PAWS Act (Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers), which would authorize a five-year, $10 million pilot program to provide trained canines to veterans with Post-traumatic Stress Disability. We decided we wanted to help them reach their goal of helping 12 warriors each month, so ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the net proceeds earned from the 2017 Girls of the Finest calendar will be donated to K9s for Warriors!
What better way to come together as a fan community and support the Real American Heroes of the U.S. military and their families?
We Need YOU!
We can’t do this without YOU! Only through your donations will this calendar happen. Your contribution of $5 or more will allow us to:
• Compile all the calendar photography
• Design and produce the calendar and all associated perks
• Pay for printing and shipping costs of the calendar and perks
As in previous years, we create EXCLUSIVE content for this campaign that will only be available to those who donate here, including Girls of the Finest trading cards, postcards, patches, t-shirts and NEW SURPRISE TIERS!!! Just like the last three years, these perks will only be produced in limited quantities and once they’re gone, THEY’RE GONE!
Everyone who donates $5 or more will receive exclusive Girls of The Finest item(s). Anyone donating $25 or more will receive the calendar PLUS exclusive items! (See perks on the right for a complete list)
* NOTE: We are happy to ship calendars and perks anywhere in the world! If you are in Canada, please add $7 to your donation to cover shipping. If you are outside North America, please email us your location and we will let you know what additional shipping charges may apply.
How to Get Involved
Donating funds is the #1 way to get involved, but if you can’t contribute financially, that doesn’t mean you can’t help! You can spread the word about our campaign! Share our link on Facebook, Twitter or other social media. Let other fandom groups know what we’re doing and use the Indiegogo share tools to spread the word. Harness the power of the Internet to help us achieve our goal with the K9s For Warriors! Get involved however you can – all help is appreciated!
The Impact You Make
The more funds we collect, the more funds go to K9s For Warriors and to the veterans and their families who need our help! We want to be able to help out the men and women who sacrifice so much for us every single day. We value and appreciate their contributions and sacrifices and we want to show them how much they mean to us all.
This is a community call to action! Please join us, and together, let’s make a huge difference in the lives of military personnel and families!
Make sure to check them out here: Girls of the Finest 2018 Calendar!
A few years ago Dusty Crossley and Skinny took it upon themselves to create something fun and useful for the GIJOE fan community. That was a Cobra Terrordrome photo backdrop to be used at conventions. The backdrop has traveled around the country and been used to the delight of GIJOE fans who wanted a unique experience at a convention.
Now they want to do something even more iconic for the fandom and create a large scale backdrop image of the 1982 Sears exclusive cardboard missile command set. It will be be painted in Dusty’s unique style while retaining the look and feel of the original. This is also an opportunity to own a piece of Dusty’s art for yourself.
Don’t miss out on the chance to do something for the GIJOE community as well as get something you can proudly hang on your wall or display your GIJOE pride in your office at work!
The G.I.Joe Redemption project from the PHX Customs crew has come and gone and it goes without saying that the team has hit another grand slam home run!
For the last three summers, the team at PHXCustoms (bucky, Dusty79, Oreobuilder and more recently DanoftheDead) have presented their little Joe-verse that they call GI Joe: Resurgence. Since 2014, it has grown in scope to include not only custom figures and vehicles, but packaging mock-ups, artwork and story lines recounted through the file cards. In 2016, PHX Customs concluded their first trilogy with a massive battle at Cobra Mountain that saw Cobra Commander defeated and most of Cobra captured and fractured. Following the roll out of Resurgence 3, the team felt like they needed a break. However, they couldn’t resist coming back to their Joe-verse for a short story that would introduce the next chapter of the Resurgence saga coming in 2018.
Below is a re-cap of what was shared throughout the course of the project, but do yourself a favor…make sure to join us after the break to see even more images of these awesome customs!
- Day 1: The Leaders – Mercer & Major Bludd
- Day 2: The Consultants – Storm Shadow & Dusty
- Day 3: The New Team pt. 1 – Headcase, Echo & Siren
- Day 4: The New Team pt. 2 – Discharge, Ghost Bear & Road Pig
- Day 5: The Enemy – Calavera & Firefly
- Day 6: The Enemy Army – Skull Squad Trooper & Skull Vipers 3 Pack
- Day 7: G.I.Joe Special Forces Convention 3 Pack – Wreckage, Sabre Tooth & Grey Hound
- Day 8: The Weapons Attendee Vehicle – G.I.Joe Sparrowhawk with Raven & Skull Raider with Lt. Clay Moore
- Day 9: Cobra Mercenaries 2 Pack – Zandar & Widowmaker
- Day 10: The Endgame – Cobra Skull Crusher with Rip-It & Scar-Face Parachute Figure
On behalf of our members and staff, I’d like to wish you all a very happy and healthy 4th of July! No matter what you’re doing out there, make sure you stay safe!
Special thanks go to all of the brave Men & Women serving in our Armed Forces. We salute you as we celebrate our Independence!
On behalf of HISSTANK.com, its members and staff, I’d like to wish a very happy and healthy Fathers Day to you all! Regardless if you’re a Dad, Step Dad, or someone in the role of Father, today is YOUR day! Enjoy it!
To those who have lost their Father, know that you are not alone. Your Dad will always be there with you, just like mine will be with me.
Have a great Fathers Day, everyone!
Bucky from the PHX Customs crew stopped by to share posters from their upcoming custom project, G.I.Joe Redemption. The posters are really cool, giving us a hint at who each character is. Included in the assortment of posters are –
- The Boss
- The Brute
- The Hotshot
- The Machine
- The Spy
- The Traitor
- the Brain
- The Freak
- The Progeny
- The Reject
As with past PHX Custom projects like Retro Toy Chest and G.I.Joe Resurgence, you can trust that this will definitely be a project that you’ll want to keep your eyes on. Get in on the discussion already in progress after the break!