I wanted to start this weekend off with a trip down memory lane and try to counter some of the awful news about the closing of Toys R Us. So let’s hear it Tankers… what were your favorite retail stores that you got your Joe or Cobra fix from?
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Check out this amazing G.I.Joe 35th Anniversary Print by Scott West of Weststudio3! The artwork depicts all of the awesome G.I.Joe & Cobra characters that debuted in 1982, including the Missile Command Center! The 11X17 prints are signed and numbered to 82 for $20.
There’s also a G.I. Joe 35th Anniversary Mickey Mouse Variant print! There’s only 35 of these available. Changes include Zap’s double-handled bazooka and of course Cobra Commander’s rare “Mickey Mouse” logo on his chest. The variant will cost you $30 and is signed and numbered to 35.
Shipping is $10 which includes tracking and insurance. No extra charge for multiple prints shipped together.
You can find both prints in Scott’s Etsy store –
If you don’t have an Etsy account, you can Paypal Scott directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify which print, the quantity, and your address in the notes section to help Scott keep track of your order.
Will you be adding one or both of these awesome prints to your collection? Have you already done so? Sound off after the break!
Just a quick High-Res picture update for the SDCC 2015 G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary box sets. If you take the Desert Duel and Crimson Strike boxes, and merge them, you get one huge art print to display in your G.I. Joe collection.
Check out the new SDCC 2015 G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary art after the jump.
Grunt is a wizard with anything technical or electronic. When he’s not assembling a new kind of surveillance device or weapon to use in the fight against Cobra, he’s leading a squad into battle with a rocket launcher blasting away in his hands. When Cobra forces invade a city, he fires the rail gun on the G.I. Joe Chimera Tank in a street-by-street fight to save the threatened metropolis from a Cobra takeover!
Check out over 25+ high res images and our quick thoughts after the break, courtesy of Hasbro.
Hisstank.com forum member and Ginger Extraordinaire, KrymsynGardImmoral has posted up an in-depth review of the SDCC 2015 Exclusive G.I.Joe Crimson Strike Box Set. In his review, KGI goes in to detail regarding both vehicles and all 4 figures included in the exclusive set, discussing decals, figure builds and more. To refresh your memory, the Crimson Strike Box Set includes –
- Cobra Scythe – A Crimson Guard style Skystriker
- Cobra A.V.A.C.
- Cobra Alley Viper Officer
- G.I.Joe Chimera – An army green H.I.S.S. Tank equipped with a rail gun.
- Ralph “Steeler” Pulaski
You’ll be able to get your hands on this set at SDCC 2015, or after the show on HasbroToyShop if there are any remaining after the show. We’ve mirrored some of Krymsyn’s review images here, but make sure to check out the entire review on The 788th Armored Division Blogspot.
Looks like there will be more G.I. Joe at SDCC 2015 then any of us expected. That’s right O-Ring fans rejoice! Gentle Giant Studios will be releasing a Jumbo ARAH G.I. Joe action figure as part of their SDCC 2015 Exclusive line-up. HISSTANK.com was lucky enough to get our hands on the SDCC 2015 Jumbo Grunt and we have a full photo gallery along with our review of this awesome action figure.
Grunt G.I. JOE Deluxe Jumbo Figure – SDCC 2015 Eclusive – $130
License: GI JOE
Item Number: 80500
Dimensions: H 12″ x W 4″ x D 4″
Release Date: July 2015
Inspired by the Hasbro vintage G.I. Joe A Real American Hero figure, Gentle Giant is proud to bring you the GI Joe Infantry Trooper, Code Name: GRUNT. One of the first figures released in the series that started in 1982, this fan favorite continues our amazing series of jumbo vintage figures. This San Diego Comic Con 2015 Exclusive feature special wooden ‘footlocker’ packaging.
Since it’s been a minute since we’ve posted one of the awesome customs shared on the Hisstank.com Customs Forums, we thought we’d come out of the gate swinging with the latest offerings from the team behind Phoenix Customs!
Their latest project, entitled Project New Sculpt II, brings us Modern Era renditions of characters from many different characters representing lines from G.I.Joe’s past. Check out how OreoBuilder describes the latest project –
What we call the New Sculpt era is actually several product lines starting with GI Joe vs Cobra, followed by Spy Troops, Valor vs Venom and finally the internet-exclusive Direct to Consumer line. However, this time around, we have gone back even further with some customs inspired by figures released during the Real American Hero re-launch collection. Basically, this year’s customs will cover a ten year period from 1997 to 2007. All told, we have 40 new figures to show off!
Here’s a breakdown of what we’ve seen so far:
- Day 1: New Beginnings – JvC Duke, Collectors Edition Hawk, Collectors Edition Dusty and Collectors Edition Sideswipe
- Day 2: Spy Troops Part 1 – Spy Troops Destro, Spy Troops Grunt, Spy Troops Alley Viper and Spy Troops Cobra Viper
- Day 3: DTC (Direct to Consumer) Part 1 – DTC Steel Brigade Checkpoint, Rook and Red Zone
- Day 4: DTC Part 2 – DTC Airtight, DTC Barrel Roll and DTC Falcon
Make sure to keep it locked on the Project New Sculpt II thread as there will be new figures showcased daily!