Thanks to Hisstank.com boards member GIJoeComics08 for letting us know that the JoeCon 2018 Announcement has been posted up.
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HISTORICAL DOCUMENTATION: With Thousands of their warriors falling to Stheno’s curse, Penthesilea and the Elite Amazon corps undertook a perilous mission. Raiding the Gorgon camp, they stole Stheno’s staff and used it to reverse the conversion spell on their former comrades. Most of the cursed died in the process; the handful who survived became deformed hybrid creatures. Despised by both human and Gorgon alike, these warriors retained their loyalty to the Gorgon Sisters and acted as infiltrators and spies, hoping that they would be accepted by the horde once again. Their ability to pass as human allowed them to gain access to places regular Gorgons could not.
TEMPORAL LOG: Atelis Warriors were adaptable, strong and surprisingly intelligent. Some who survived went their separate ways, living on their own in remote areas. It is possible that the stereotypical image of witches with distorted features and special powers has its basis in the tales of the Atelis Warriors.
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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!
It’s the final countdown for the R.A.H.C. Guide Rank & File 1 Reissue Kickstarter Campaign! There’s less than 64 hours to go, but no worries, this campaign has long since been funded! If you’ve been on the fence, there’s no better time than the present to contribute to the campaign and get your copy!
The Rank & File Volume 1 Reprint is coming to a close in the next three days! Thanks to all who have contributed so far and, if you haven’t, please take the time to do so before it’s too late. There are a variety of contribution tiers, including the “One and Only Souvenir” option consisting of an action figure showcased in the guide and from my personal collection. Some sample images are provided in this update and check out further details via the Kickstarter link. I look forward to shipping out your contribution!
The Eagle Force Returns Facebook Page shared this fantastic grouping of sketch cards created by Penick Art back in 2016. We’re re-sharing as it’s almost time for Eagle Force Returns to invade our shelves! The sketches include –
Could we possibly see these sketch cards made available, or will find their way to collectors via a pack from The Drawn Word? Time will tell, but keep it locked on HISSTANK.com for all things Eagle Force!
Not only was one of the #GIJoe Legends likeness used to design #Cesspool he was also part of the commercial shoot for the Toxo-Lab! Unfortunately his scene was cut from the final commercial. Attend #HASCON and ask him what it was like to be involved in the commercial shoot and portrayed as this evil villain!
Hasbro HasCon is right around the corner. Will you be attending? Sound off after the break!
Heads up, AWOK Tribe! Our friends from Animal Warriors of the Kingdom shared some great news via Facebook – The Deluxe AWOK figures have been sent for Prototyping!
We’ll bring you more details as they’re released, but the good news is that we’ll hopefully see these brutes on the battlefield soon enough! You can get in on all the Animal Warriors of the Kingdom discussion after the break!
HISSTANK.com Customs Forum Moderator Phantro is back with another amazing custom, this time bringing to life a modern era rendition of the G.I.Joe Anti-Armor specialist, Fast Draw!
This current take gives Fast Draw a much needed upgrade in the form of Exo Armor! What’s your take on Phantro’s latest work? Sound off after the break!
More images of upcoming characters from Action Mice have been shared on the Action Mice Facebook Page. First up we have the newest members of Action Mice, Quarter Master, 13 year-old genius inventor and his robot Supply Chain.