Cobra Vipers are the backbone of the Cobra legions. This front-line force is heavily equipped and highly trained for battle. If there’s a dirty job that needs doing, these guys are first in line and not only for the sheer pleasure of causing mayhem. They also get rewards as they move up the ranks, making them willing to follow any orders that give them a chance to earn the favor of Cobra Commander.
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IDW artist John Royle stopped by and gave us a few Cover imgages to his upcoming issues of G.I. Joe Revolutionaries #4 and RAH Gatefold Cover #237 to 239.
Thanks to the events of REVOLUTION, the G.I. Joe team led by Scarlett returns to the fray, leading the charge against invading TRANSFORMERS and other aliens. But when a US military defense base goes dark, Scarlett has reason to suspect that these enemy forces may have infiltrated G.I. Joe. It’s up to her, Roadblock, Rock ‘n Roll, Quick Kick, Wild Bill, and Shipwreck to move in and root out any traitors before the facility falls into the wrong hands!
Make sure to check out more original art from John Royle on Instagram!
In related G.I.Joe Collectors Club news, the G.I.Joe vs Transformers Crossover figures are now shipping. The assortment (sold separately) includes 2 Only Human figures, along with the Ninja Force/Generation 2 G.I.Joe #139.5 Box set –
- G.I.Joe Club Transformers Only Human Rodimus Prime
- G.I.Joe Club Transformers Only Human Arcee
- Crossover Exclusive 5 pack(Scarlett Ninja Force, Dr. Sidney Biggles-Jones, Cobra Commander, Megatron, Ratbat)
HissTank.com forum member 13thwarrior notes that he should have his items in hand by Wednesday, so keep it locked as we’ll undoubtedly have in hand pics this week!
The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has shared updates on the 5th installment of the Figure Subscription Service and also on the 2017 G.I.Joe Collectors Covention, so let’s get to it!
First up, regarding the FSS, the Club has noted that the container from China has arrived and the first shipment is being prepared now. These are scheduled to depart to you next week, so give them a couple a weeks to get to you.
For GIJoeCon 2017, the Club has noted that they’re still planning on starting Convention Registration this month (January 2017). The club also shared a pair of hints as this year’s exclusive offerings will be:
- 12″ set: This Joe will have two chances at battling and exploring the roots and vines…
- 3 3/4″ set: These Joes will have to battle Cobra’s cold calculating troopers waiting to trap them…
We’re following both updates and will of course share word with you once it’s been received. Make sure to follow the G.I.Joe Collectors Club FSS 5 Discussion Thread and the HissTank GIJoeCon 2017 Discussion Thread for the latest & greatest!
Every S.A.W. Viper is equipped with a gyro-stabilized, cryogenically cooled mini-chain gun that has an auto-ranging optical sighting system complete with infraed night vision capabilities. This means that every trooper has a highly accurate, low-malfunction machine gun that won’t burn out the barrel during intense rapid-fire bursts. Don’t get pinned down by these guys; their weapons have integral sound suppressors, effective flash inhibitors, and powerful image-intensifiers: you won’t hear or see them coming.
Cobra B.A.T.’s are mechanized troopers built en masses to create an endless supply of “fire and forget” soldiers: combat machines that keep fighting until the enemy reduces them to scrap metal. They go in first to wear down G.I. Joe forces, paving the way for a fresh wave of flesh-and-blood Cobra Troops to try to finish the job. They’re a bunch of computerized tin cans with guns, but they can do a lot of damage before being reduced to smoking piles of circuits.
These frontline fighters lead attack units into battle, but they are “officers” in name only. The only real rank they have is over their own little squad of troopers. They are among the handful of Cobra troopers who have shown some initiative or leadership skills, qualifying them to be in charge of others, however minimally. Ultimately, someone has to keep the ranks together and moving with a purpose so that even low-level Cobra forces can achieve their given objective.
“Move with the wind, and you will never be heard.”
Prime 1 Studio is proud to present PMGJ-01: Snake Eyes from G.I. JOE. One of the few mysterious and the more dangerous members of the G.I. JOE Team, Snake-Eyes served as a recon ranger in the jungles of Southeast Asia. All that can be said after that stint is he went on a long sabbatical, most believe it was in Japan. We know his fighting skills have become more efficient and deadly. Rumors surfaced that when he was recruited into the JOE Team by Hawk, he was hunting rabbits at the time… with his bare hands. Snake Eyes is one of the original and most popular members of the G.I. JOE Team, and is most known for his relationships with Scarlett and Storm Shadow. Snake Eyes is one of the most prominent characters in the G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero franchise, having appeared in every series of the franchise since its inception.
Snake Eyes Statue Features:
– Size approximately 26 inches [(H)65cm (W)44.8cm (D)45.7cm]
– One (1) Right hand Handgun
– One (1) Right hand Katana
– One (1) Left hand Uzi
– One (1) Left hand Katana
– Snake Eyes close companion Timber
– Alternate Portrait head
Retail Price: $699 US
– Prototype samples shown
– Product details could be subjected to change without further notice.
Outback was an instructor at both the Survival School and the Jungle Warfare Training Center. Most people are intimidated by wilderness. They don’t feel comfortable where there’s no sign of human life for miles – not Outback! He believes in being part of his environment, not its adversary. As a survival expert, he trains the team to spot hidden dangers when setting up a shelter and to be able to fight in remote, inhospitable environments.
For those of you that are still missing sets to complete your Kre-O G.I.Joe collection, fear not, there’s still hope! HissTank.com forum member pauljohnson75 has shared word that Kre-O G.I.Joe sets are showing up alongside Kre-O Transformers and Kre-O Dungeons & Dragons sets at Dollar General. Now that said, heads up! – The packaging has been changed, reflecting a more generic “Kre-O style” packaging with no reference to G.I.Joe product…but needless to say, there’s no doubt that the image shared here is that of the Thunderwave Jet Boat, with Lt. Cutter, Sgt. Stalker & Copperhead.
This particular set is listed at $12. Are you planning on heading to DG to see what you can find? If you do, good luck & happy hunting! Share your finds with us or join in on the discussion after the break!