HissTank member HissHissFangFan posted up some delicious customs of Duke, Roadblock, and Spirit that really captures their iconic look. Check them out after the jump!
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Thanks to sapperldr for letting us know artist Jason Sobol has a new kickstarter for a G.I Joe Art book called Half the Battle: Volume 2. The Kickstarter can be viewed here.
If you want to see his previous Joe themed art he has it up on his site and the first kickstarter.
It’s been a few days, but legendary GI Joe artist Russ Heath has passed away. If you’re not immediately familiar with his name, you’ll certainly be familiar with his work, he was responsible for the basic look and feel for the Sunbow GI Joe characters, locations, animals, vehicles and storyboards. He penciled Marvel’s GI Joe issue #24 and inked issue #64. He also did a lot of work on titles like the Punisher and Punisher War Journal, etc…
Tim Finn has blogged a wonderful tribute on A Real American Book that I wanted to share with everyone here at Hiss Tank.
Who is looking for a new Holy Grail in their G.I. Joe collection? Well look no further. You may never ever see this item up for auction again.
“©2009 Hasbro Canada. 5.5×8.5” card from the movie “G.I. Joe, The Rise Of Cobra”. This package variation was not released with the “Arctic Threat” Conrad “Duke” Hauser figure that was never produced. About ten known examples exist.”
Check out this G.I. Joe Grail and a few more by following this link.
The long awaited The Joy of Joe is now available to purchase in print and digitally. This compilation was the brainchild of Jim Beard (with Justin Bell and Bill Nedrow) and features essays from thirty of the brand’s most ardent fans. Go grab yours right now.
For well over fifty years the joy that kids feel for G.I. Joe, Hasbro’s toy phenomenon, stands as nothing short of amazing. Few other creations can boast of such an enduring love from fans of all ages across the globe.
Fall in with thirty such fans as they tell tales of childhoods marching alongside Joe through action and adventure, creating memories that have lasted lifetimes. THE JOY OF JOE will amuse you and touch your heart!
Featuring essays by Paul Kupperberg, Fabian Nicieza, Jerry Ordway, Dave West, Alan Porter, and many more!
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?
Quite possibly the best Duke we’ve seen so far comes to us from customizer extraordinaire Pugsley. He’s given us a few whoppers before, like the custom Roadblock, now this Duke is amazing and worthy of being called the Ultimate Duke.
Introducing the Whatnot G.I. Joe Super Deformed figures and Vehicles that are 4.5 inches tall and 2.5 inches tall, are fully articulated and poseable and come with accessories, which are usually the weapon they are known for.
Check out all the new images after the jump.