For this edition of Sunday Funday, we celebrate the absolute absurdity that was the G.I.Joe vs. Cobra football game from the DiC series ( S03 E12 Pigskin Commandos). This cringeworthy episode pits Cpt. Grid-Iron and the G.I.Joe team against Cobra Commander, Skull Buster and more. Check it out below then join us after the break for more Superbowl Talk!
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Who’s Side Are You On Anyway? HISSTANK.com wants to know if you had the opportunity to join Cobra: the ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world, or the G.I. Joe Team: codename for America’s daring, highly trained special missions force, who’s side would you choose?
Sound off on the HISSTANK.com forums and let us know who’s side your on!
Many of you in the toy world may have herd the name Joe Moscone in the past. Joe worked for HPR serving Hasbro for 10+ years and is now doing a Charity Auction. 100% of the money raised from these auctions is donated to Receptions For Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation an incredible organization devoted to providing hospitals, doctors and scholars across the nation the resources necessary to treat and enrich the lives of those affected by various forms of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
G.I. Joe Items Up For Auction:
Last week, some of our crew was able to attend Mezco‘s pre-Toy Fair event. On display was their One:12 Collective line. The One:12 Collective line has received great reviews overall and has raised the bar for 6″ figures. It also looks like Mezco has another specific property in mind.
Mezco revealed that they want to make One:12 Collective GI Joe figures. Now the question is, do you want this to happen? Discuss!
There’s been rumblings in the Community since the tail end of last year regarding a rumor that the Cobra Rattler is making a comeback to stores in 2016. Our own Shin Densetsu has raised a question currently being discussed on the boards – Hypothetically speaking, if the Rattler did make a come back in 2016, would you want it to be a classic Cobra Blue Rattler release, or would you like to see a new take on the vehicle?
The Cobra Rattler was last seen in 2008, followed by the Tiger Rat in 2009. Would you want to see one of these vehicles again, or would you prefer a different take, like the 1997 G.I.Joe A-10 Thunderbolt, or maybe something completely new? Either way, this is all just rumor for now, but if you could have your way, what would it be? Sound off on the HissTank.com forums!
HissTank member Dansjoes has launched a kickstarter for a new book of art, production sketches and tons of insider information on the creation of G.I. Joe A Real American Hero titled “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero” book series, Volume 1!
The first book in the series, “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero (Volume 1)” is an 80 page, 9”X10” library of designs and stories ranging from 1982-1994, including some unproduced concepts! This fully colored book will be printed on 100# paper in a Soft Perfect Bind format with a visible spine like a graphic novel.
Although there have been many books written about G.I. Joe®, what makes “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero” series unique is the fact that the information shared within the book comes from exclusive interviews with former employees who worked on the G.I. Joe® brand. Some of the things to expect include:
• The inspiration and influences behind the different figures and vehicles straight from the designers’ point of view…
• Alternate names for figures and vehicles pulled from Larry Hama’s dossiers or from the original concepts themselves…
• Insider stories from former employees ranging from Marketing to Engineering regarding the changes that occurred during the design process…
• Conceptual designs and photographs that will show the progression and different stages of creating a figure or vehicle. This includes concept pencils and inks, sculpture sheets, color studies, color presentation art, models, and much much more!
Click on the kickstarter link and let’s get this book funded!
With the growing number of G.I. Joe fans wanting a new 6-Inch Black Series styled line. I have been getting a lot of request for us to do a most wanted line-up for Hasbro to take a look at if they decide to move forward with such a project. Thanks to HISSTANK.com boards member Saboteur for finally pushing me to get the ball rolling on this project.
The goal is for each member to select your top 10 want list and have them face off in poll style until we come up with a nice fan selected first wave of 4 figures.
HISSTANK.com board members are to select in detail the name and version type of the character they would want to see in the upcoming line-up. If you want to see a “Duke” made be specific and say “Resolute Duke”. We will compile the results of this thread in a few weeks and start face-off polls sometime in the future with those results.
The scoop –
A ceremony to honor the fallen Snake Eyes is taking place several stories underground in a secluded area of the PIT deep beneath the Chaplain’s Assistant School Motor Pool at Ft. Wadsworth.
This video was created as a reaction to the events that take place in G.I.Joe A Real American Hero issues 212-215. Big thanks to all the cast and crew including the magnificent Bill Ratner the original voice of Flint. If you enjoyed the video please check out R and H Media
All characters within are the property of Hasbro Inc.
Audio used with permission
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On behalf of all of us here on HissTank.com, we’d like to wish our Members & visitors a very happy and healthy Independence Day! If you’re not from the United States, no worries, you can celebrate along with us!
The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is a federal holiday here in the U.S. that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It’s a day where we Americans give thanks for our Independence, mostly by cooking out with family and friends, enjoying a frosty beverage and blowing stuff up, of course! ‘Murica!
Whatever you find yourself doing this weekend, please make sure to be safe! Also, if you’re a pet owner, don’t forget that this weekend will make them think that they’re experiencing the end of times, so make sure to give them a few extra treats and head pats to calm them down. If you enjoy a fireworks show, make sure to take pics and share them here with us!
We couldn’t let the day pass by without wishing a heartfelt Happy Birthday to the man who helped shape many of our imaginations, that man being none other than Mr. Larry Hama! Larry’s career is chock full of accomplishments. Here’s a brief passage from his Wiki Page –
Larry Hama (born June 7, 1949) is an American comic book writer, artist, actor and musician who has worked in the fields of entertainment and publishing since the 1960s.
During the 1970s, he was seen in minor roles on the TV shows M*A*S*H and Saturday Night Live, and appeared on Broadway in two roles in the original 1976 production of Stephen Sondheim‘s Pacific Overtures.
He is best known to American comic book readers as a writer and editor for Marvel Comics, where he wrote the licensed comic book series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, based on the Hasbro toyline. He has also written for the series Wolverine, Nth Man: the Ultimate Ninja, and Elektra. He created the character Bucky O’Hare, which was developed into a comic book, a toy line and television cartoon. He currently writes for IDW Publishing, working on the continuing stories of G.I.Joe A Real American Hero.
On behalf of everyone here at HissTank.com, we wish you a very Happy Birthday, Mr. Hama! Yo Joe!