Thanks to Hisstank.com boards member Fschuler for posting up his custom 3D printed Cobra Trouble Bubble for the G.I. Joe Classified Series.
Check out all the images and instructions for this awesome Cobra Trouble Bubble after the jump.
The G.I. Joe Classified Series HasLab fans’ choice nomination process has ended. Fans of the G.I. Joe Classified Series have submitted some awesome ideas for vehicles and playsets from across the G.I. Joe vs Cobra universe. Our top 10 most requested vehicles in order of popularity are as follows:
G.I. Joe Classified Series HasLab Fans’ Choice Top 5 Poll
1) H.I.S.S. Tank
2) Cobra Stinger – VAMP
3) Cobra Rattler
5) Dreadnok Thunder Machine
Secondary favorites in order of popularity.
7) Cobra Terror Drome – Cobra Base
8-9)Cobra Moray Hydrofoil – Tomahawk Tied
10) G.I. Joe HQ – G.I. Joe Base
Join us after the jump, make your vote, and describe your dream G.I. Joe Classified HasLab with stretch goals!
The third round of Wanted Dead or Alive Dreadnok Royal Rumble has come to a close. The unprincipled ruffians left it all on the battlefield and now only two remain. One thing is clear people want a Dreadnok Thunder Machine for their Noks (77% + Approval).
The good-for-nothing, lawbreaking, delinquent, rapscallion, scapegrace, savage, miscreant Tearaway 2 have battled their way to the top! Only two remain Zarana vs Buzzer for our final round! What Dreadnok will be King of the Hill and be crowned the Most Wanted – That’s up to you to decide!
Join us after the jump for the final round of Wanted Dead or Alive Dreadnok Royal Rumble!
One of the biggest gifts that Hasbro could give G.I. Joe Classified Series fans is their very own HasLab project. The diversity in selection and it’s likelihood of being funded are one of the ultimate debates among G.I. Joe fans. Today we are starting up the nomination process that will lead to the top 5 most requested vehicles – playsets in G.I. Joe vs Cobra lore to be voted on in the future. There may be no guarantees that the Hasbro G.I. Joe team will be able to give us the winner of this event, however it will undoubtedly be excellent feedback.
Join us as the G.I. Joe community debates the potential for our very own G.I. Joe Classified HasLab after the jump!
The second round of Wanted Dead or Alive Dreadnok Royal Rumble has come to a close. Fierce no holds barred combat has taken place. One thing is clear people want Grape Soda and Chocolate Donuts accessories with their Noks (93% + Approval).
Bruised but not broken our Terminal 4 have entered the arena of sport! For our third round bonus question we want to know about vehicles. Would you back a HasLab Thunder Machine with Thrasher? What Dreadnok will be King of the Hill and be crowned the Most Wanted – That’s up to you to decide!
Join us after the jump for the second round of Wanted Dead or Alive Dreadnok Royal Rumble!
Snake Eyes G.I. Joe Origins is almost here, hitting theaters in under two weeks. Today we are taking a look at the first wave of Classified figures from the movie – Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow and The Baroness. All three of these are core G.I. Joe personalities remixed to represent their on-screen appearances from the movie. Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow each come with an unmasked head featuring the actors’ likenesses.
We’ve run each for a set showing off their features along with a couple fancies. These are trickling out state side now so keep an eye out on your preferred ordering spot! Read on to check the pics!
What a year 2021 has been for the G.I. Joe brand. I don’t think anybody could have predicted the absolute explosion in product that is on the way. The variety in style, brand, size class, price point, and overall selection leaves something for everybody to look forward to. We are now in a full resurgence of the G.I. Joe brand with the G.I. Joe Classified Series anchoring the action figures at mass retail and the Snake Eyes G.I. Joe Origins movie leading the mass marketing push into the mainstream. None of this would have been possible without change.
So where do we go from here? I guess we should start with the last two months of feast or famine that just took place, and in some cases is still ongoing. We went from no G.I. Joe Classified or Retro products to how many do you need – take your fill. The Target Cobra Island situation started out on a really bad note and looked like it was going to be a disaster only to find out it was a temporary tech glitch that lead to the flood gates opening. People went from no Cobra Troopers to having the ability to Army build (very important for some of us) and most people just wanted to fill the holes in the numbered line up with The Baroness, Beachhead, Roadblock and Firefly. This led to a full on scramble to obtain the early first waves for those who stayed on the sidelines waiting to see how the line developed. But wait there’s more! The addition of Alpha Snake Eyes and that incredible articulated Timber, color changing Zartan, ARAH Amazon Roadblock and Breaker with RAM Cycle to name a few and if the rumors floating around about what awaits us in 2022 are even halfway true Classified and Retro fans are going to have a banner year. So, start saving your money now.
One last thing before we get started with the Snake Eyes movie. As G.I. Joe action figure collectors, we need to understand and manage our expectations for the ability of Hasbro (and it’s not just them) to get product to market with the ongoing Covid-19 (and now Delta) situation. Things are starting to open back up and return to normal but the very real cascading problems that were set into motion are far from over. There are massive shipping delays, massive inflation in shipping pricing, shortages of shipping containers and longshoreman who are under contract to be out to sea a maximum of 11 months, are now going on an average of 16 months, with no breaks out to sea, and no end in sight. So, unless Hasbro has been able to somehow shield themselves from these continuing effects, expect and uneven flow of action figure spice moving forward. Feast or famine conditions are going to be the new normal until the world fully recovers.
I guess this is where we dive into the Snake Eyes movie. So much to unpack here. Firstly, go see the movie for yourself. Nobody online spouting off their opinion is going to be 100% correct including myself. The matrix cannot tell you who you are as a G.I. Joe fan and the Snake Eyes movie is full of conflict for the seasoned fan. I almost feel the people walking into this for the first time are going to have the most fun watching it. No predetermined expectations, engrained happy childhood experiences, and for some of us almost 40+ years of collecting and absorbing G.I. Joe lore.
The early reviews started coming in on Wednesday and I was disappointed to see the tone and overall negative framework some of the so called “lifelong Hollywood G.I. Joe fans” took when speaking of the direction of the film. The very narrow perspective from Hollywood critics that nobody who is an OG fan of G.I. Joe is going to like this is just not justified. Just because the Snake Eyes movie is not a direct telling of Comic book lore is not a true measure of how good or bad this film is. Make no mistake this movie is 100% a reboot of the Arashikage and the relationship between Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes. The people walking in to see Snake Eyes who are not the core fan base are not going to care. They just want to see a good action – martial arts movie about ninjas and on that note it delivers. It also introduces Cobra and G.I. Joe to a new generation while the focus is on character development (Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes), something that was severely lacking in the first two attempts.
Spoilers are ahead. Should you choose to read on you will see spoilers.
The first round of Wanted Dead or Alive Dreadnok Royal Rumble has come to a close. Things will never be the same around the Dreadnok compound, grape soda was spilled, feelings were hurt, and winners have emerged from the chaos and anarchy. One thing is clear people want Dreadnok Motorcycles with their Noks (82% + Approval).
Things are about to get real for our second round of voting as the Vulgar 8 take the stage. For our second round bonus question we want to know about accessories. Should the Dreadnoks come with Grape Soda and Chocolate Donuts? What Dreadnok will be King of the Hill and be crowned the Most Wanted – That’s up to you to decide!
Join us after the jump for the second round of Wanted Dead or Alive Dreadnok Royal Rumble!
From the Florida Everglades to the New Jersey Pine Barrens the Dreadnoks have a huge role in both Comic and cartoon G.I. Joe lore. Given the popularity and versatile way the Dreadnoks are used in G.I. Joe lore we wanted them to get their very own Most Wanted set of polls. Much like we have done in the past for our Modern Era March Madness events, we will be holding our very own Wanted Dead or Alive Dreadnoks Rumble!
We hope this event helps highlight the popularity of this team of misfits and also gives the Hasbro G.I. Joe Team valuable intel on what figures we would prefer to see in the G.I. Joe Classified series future releases. It was very hard to get this list down to the Bitter 16. Lots of debate took place to make sure the core characters were represented (since the line is so new) and to have some new potential ideas for Hasbro to chew on.
We hope you join us and sound off about potential vehicles like a Classified Dreadnok Thunder Machine (one can dream) to the more down to earth individual Motorcycles like they did with the The Baroness (and Punisher) in past Hasbro Deluxe releases. The debate is wide open! What Dreadnok will be King of the Hill and be crowned the Most Wanted – That’s up to you to decide!
Join us after the jump for the first round of Wanted Dead or Alive Dreadnok Royal Rumble!
Thanks to Hisstank.com boards members Lobo and Nighthawk for showing off their finished custom Zartan with Swamp Skier G.I. Joe Classified series Dreadnok vehicles. The power of 3D printing on full flex with these awesome customs. With printers as cheap as $200 starting to pump out 6″ G.I. Joe Classified vehicles I have a feeling this is just the start of what we will see in the future.
Check out all the Zartan with Swamp Skier 3D Printed Custom Dreadnok Vehicles after the jump.