Today Walmart Collector Con has listed new GIJOE Retro figures for sale. These GIJOE action figures include:
Check out all the new Walmart Collector Con GIJOE Retro Figure images after the jump.
A film that dares to explore what happened to core G.I.Joe characters during their tour in Vietnam.
There is a largely untapped era of G.I.JOE. It consists of tales of three of the most well known characters. Stalker, Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes who all served together with some unfortunate soldiers, Dickie, Ramon, and Wade Collins. Those three were K.I.A. or M.I.A. in an instant. We know very little about Dickie and Ramon. We know that the survivors of that fateful canteen sloshing that cost the lives of Dickie and Ramon went on to become allies and enemies. What happened in the missions prior?
We also know that the exploits of these soldiers in Vietnam impacted the lives of many. This mission will spark a dramatic, psychologically impactful, emotional journey of one character.
This story will be about before allies became foes and events changed lives forever. The average infantryman in Vietnam saw about 240 days of combat compared to 40 in World War Two and one in ten soldiers were a casualty. “Boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror” Is an apt phrase for the story of “Flashback.” Get ready to have your gut punched.
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You will watch soldiers fighting in the muck. You will follow a LRRP as they move through the reeds of Vietnam and they face the dangers within. You will see the consequences of conflict just like an embedded photographer would with their 8MM camera dodging fire.
Script doctor, actors, camera operators, lighting, production assistants, sound, stunts, props, practical effects, costumes, this is a labor of love created by those who love the franchise.
Vietnam Veteran Jim Hatzell will be a consultant. He has been a Production Assistant and actor in films such as Dances With Wolves and Hidalgo.
Bill Nedrow, Kindle Worlds published author is mentoring the script.
Tracy Mailloux, who also has worked on national television series and who is no stranger to fan films will also be a part of the production.
Paul Skidmore has stepped up to the plate as G.I.Joe fan and accomplished DP to direct.
Paul Panfalone, action figure photographer and graphic designer has jumped on board.
Philip Ockelford will provide the score. The score is as much an important character in any film.
There are others who will participate and as we get further along in the production we will make announcements.
A stellar cast and a stellar crew will make this something fans and non fans alike will be talking about.
Purely a nonprofit project all funds will go into the production of this short.
The release of “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero” book series, Volume 5! The fifth book in the series, “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero (Volume 5)” is an 80 page, 9”X10” library of designs and stories ranging from 1982-1994, including some unproduced concepts! This fully colored book will be printed on 100# paper in a Soft Perfect Bind format with a visible spine like a graphic novel. Although there have been many books written about G.I. Joe®, what makes “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero” series unique is the fact that the information shared within the book comes from exclusive interviews with former employees who worked on the G.I. Joe® brand. Some of the things to expect include:
• The inspiration and influences behind the different figures and vehicles straight from the designers’ point of view…
• Alternate names for figures and vehicles pulled from Larry Hama’s dossiers or from the original concepts themselves…
• Insider stories from former employees ranging from Marketing to Engineering regarding the changes that occurred during the design process…
• Conceptual designs and photographs that will show the progression and different stages of creating a figure or vehicle. This includes concept pencils and inks, sculpture sheets, color studies, color presentation art, models, and much much more!
Which characters and vehicles will be included in Volume 5?
•Stalker • JUMP • PAC/RATS• Airborne • Recondo • Barbeque • Quick Kick • Low-Light • Monkeywrench • Persuader • Back-Stop • Techno-Viper • Fast Draw • Renegades • Mercer • Taurus • Red Dog • Charbroil • Toxo-Viper• Condor • Aero-Viper• Scoop • H.E.A.T. Viper • Decimator • Hammerhead • Laser-Viper • Ambush • Earthquake • Slythor (unreleased figure concept) • Scar-Head (unreleased figure concept) • Back-Up(unreleased figure concept) • Maniac (unreleased figure concept) •
• Stalker (2 separate spreads…3 pages total)
• JUMP (2 separate spreads…3 pages total)
• Airborne (2 separate spreads…3 pages total)
• Recondo (2 separate spreads…3 pages total)
• Barbeque (1 separate spread…2 pages total)
• Barbeque & Quick Kick (2 separate spread…2 pages total)
• Condor (2 separate spreads…4 pages total)
• Decimator & Hammerhead (1 separate spread…2 pages total)
• Hammerhead (1 separate spread 2…2 pages total)
• Hammerhead & Laser-Viper (1 separate spread…2 pages total)
I case you haven’t heard…
JUST A Few HOURS LEFT TO GET THE NEXT TO THE LAST FSS SET!
The GIJCC Figure Subscription Service 7.0 is an optional separate purchase if you are an active member of the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club. You can subscribe to the FSS through December 4, 2017!
ENDS TONIGHT at MIDNIGHT CENTRAL TIME!
The cost of the twelve-figure subscription service is $375.00 (+ shipping for 6 shipments). You can pay all at once or in three installments of $125.00 (billed to your credit card). When you subscribe and choose to pay by Installment, you will be billed for the first two month’s shipments. Then sometime during the second month of shipping (estimated to be June, 2018), you will be billed for the 3rd and 4th months’ shipments and sometime during the 4th month of shipping (estimated to be August 2018) you will be billed for the final two months’ shipments. Upon subscription completion, you will receive a bonus carded 13th mystery figure with the last shipment.
Please note that for the installment payment option, there is a $6 service charge per billing while the pay in full option has one $6 service charge. Please also note that for installment buyers, there is an additional charge each time a billing is attempted if your card is not approved. If your card has been declined and we have to re-bill, we will only be able to retry your billing three (3) times before your subscription is cancelled. Each retry has an additional fee added to your total charge (please see the Terms and Conditions.)
This Figure Subscription Service is a “build to order process” so you can order as many as you like, until the order period closes. At that time, we will not process any more subscriptions and we may/may not have additional figures in the club store at a higher per figure price.
Please note that the figure previews are Photoshop mock-ups and the final product may vary. Also, the colors are approximate as some may look more glossy or metallic on your monitor screen and everyone’s computer has a different color calibration.
Final figures colors/names/accessories will vary from the descriptions and preview pictures.
We are very excited to offer the seventh limited edition GIJCC Figure Subscription Service. This assortment contains a variety of fan requested characters from all eras of the 3 3/4-inch G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero series. It includes classic 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s, international, and many never previously released characters to add to your modern era action figure collection. Upon successful completion, you will also receive a BONUS mystery 13th carded action figure with the last shipment.
Each single carded action figure features the highly articulated modern era sculpts with weapons and accessories for them to accomplish any mission!
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 [email protected] 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!
Every Friday in October, HissTank member OreoBuilder will post some fun customs based on the wacky colors from the Funskool line of GI Joes. Check back every Friday to see these great customs of some really strangely decorated Joes!
As you know, or in case you haven’t yet heard, our good friend 3DJoes is putting together a book that collects all of the painted art of G.I. Joe from 1982 and 1983. He’s come across a piece in a recent search and thankfully, he’s shared it here with us!
“Operation Decoy” was the title for a Super-Size coloring book released in 1983. This classic piece of ARAH artwork shows members from the original line up of G.I.Joe, such has Scarlett, Breaker and Stalker, heading off to fight for freedom where ever there’s trouble!
This piece will become the last page of the aforementioned book, so you’ll have a chance to add it to your collection!
You can check out more amazing art from Mr. Earl Norem, including art for G.I.Joe, Transformers, He-Man and more by visiting the Official Earl Norem Art Facebook Page.
The second offering from ‘s Jumbo 12 Inch G.I.Joe line has been revealed to be Stalker! Site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store has posted a Pre-Order for Stalker on their website, with an expected release date of Q4 2015. Collectors will note that the price has jumped quite a bit from what we saw reflected against the first offering, Rock N Roll, with Stalker being listed at a sale price of $107.99. Here are the details from Gentle Giant –
Stalker was warlord of a large urban street gang prior to enlistment. Fluent in Spanish, Arabic, French and Swahili. Graduated top of clcass. Basic Combat Traning. Advanced Infantry Training (Top Of Class). Special Training: U.S. Army Language School; Intelligence School. Qualified Expert: M-14; M-16; M-1911A1 (Auto Pistol); M-3A1 Grease Gun; M-32 “Pulverizer” Sub-Machine Gun.
G.I. Joe is the codename for America’s daring, highly trained special mission force. It’s purpose, to defend human freedom against COBRA, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world. Inspired by the Hasbro vintage GI Joe A Real American Hero figure, Gentle Giant is proud to bring you the GI Joe Ranger, Code Name: STALKER. One of the first figures released in the series that started in 1982.
From the GI Joe Command File: RANGER Code Name: STALKER File Name: Wilkinson, Lonzo R. SN RA725054399 Primary Military Specialty: Infantry Secondary Military Specialty: Medic, Interpreter Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan Grade: E-5 Stalker was warlord of a large urban street gang prior to enlistment. Fluent in Spanish, Arabic, French and Swahili. Graduated top of clcass. Basic Combat Traning. Advanced Infantry Training (Top Of Class). Special Training: U.S. Army Language School; Intelligence School. Qualified Expert: M-14; M-16; M-1911A1 (Auto Pistol); M-3A1 Grease Gun; M-32 “Pulverizer” Sub-Machine Gun.
“Functions well under high stress situations. Intelligent. Perceptive. Moves like some sort of jungle cat – silent – fast…strong.” The GI Joe A Real American Hero Jumbo Figure line features reproductions of the original 3 ¾” figures, using digital scanning and outputting to create an exact replica, only larger.
Each figure will be reproduced using roto and injection molding and will be made of durable plastics. Each GI Joe A Real American Hero Jumbo Figure will include accurate articulation, all of the characters accessories, and will be packaged on a backer card featuring photos and artwork from the original packaging, all the way down to the File Card on the back.
You can share your thoughts on Stalker, the price increase and all Gentle Giant Jumbo G.I.Joe related items after the break! [Read more…]