HissTank customizer Phweep is back with a ninja kick to the face, dropping his Ninja Force customs for all of us to drool over. Check out each amazing custom after the jump!
The end of Cobra World Order comes tomorrow! Another issue of IDW‘s GI Joe A Real American Hero is on the way tomorrow and we’ve got the preview.
GI Joe A Real American Hero #225
COBRA WORLD ORDER ENDS HERE! COBRA has unleashed the COBRA WORLD ORDER and now G.I. JOE must fight back before the world is pushed past the brink and COBRA reigns supreme! Larry Hama and S L Gallant bring fans the concluding chapter of the story, which will change the world of G.I. JOE forever!
Read on to preview this issue!
You may recall that earlier this year, Hisstank.com forum and Phoenix Customs member dusty79 shared his fantastic Custom Modern Era Simpsons G.I.Joe Character Mash-Up with us. Needless to say, the series was fantastic!
The great news here is that dusty79 is back with part 2 of his G.I.Joe Simpsons Character Crossover Project and WOW, part 2 is equally as epic as part one was! Check out the roster for round 2 –
- Smithers as Crimson Guard
- Dr. Hibbert as Doc
- Edna Krabappel as Lady Jaye
- Martin Princes as Duke
- Homer as Joe Colton
- Hans Moleman as Barbecue
- Bart as Zartan
- Snake as Thrasher
- Selma as Zanya
- Patty as Zarana
- Groundskeeper Willie a Shipwreck
- Professor Frink as Dr. Mindbender
- Comic Store Guy as Serpentor
- And More!
You’re definitely going to want to join us after the break to check out the latest entries in to the Simpsons Crossover project and to get a second look at the first wave!
Cobra World Order part one kicks off with this issue and starts to piece the puzzle together for what’s actually going on with Cobra. Several high-level Cobra agents jocky for position, while G.I. Joe try’s to put the bigger picture together for what they are up against.
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero #219
“As suspicious Cobra activity flares up around the globe, Hawk leads a strike team to try and get to the bottom of the sinister organization’s latest plot. But the deeper G.I. Joe digs, the more chilling Cobra’s master plan becomes?”
If you decide to read on this review will contain Major Spoilers.
This may be old news for some, but for those of you out there that have been having difficulty finding a particular G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary item, then TRU.com may be your best bet. Most, if not all 50th Anniversary offerings are in stock online. We’ve collected the links below for your shopping pleasure.
G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Versus 2 Packs
- G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Hunt for Cobra Commander – $14.99
- G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Swamp Steam – $14.99
- G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Classic Clash – $14.99
- G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Marine Devastation – $14.99
- G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Troop Build Up – $14.99
G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Outnumbered 3 Packs
- G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Chase for the M.A.S.S. Device – $19.99
- G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Sneak Attack – $19.99
- G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Vanishing Act – $19.99
- G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Rock Rampage – $19.99
G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Vehicle Sets
- G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Desert Duel –
- G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Silent Strike – $64.99
2015 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive
- SDCC 2015 G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Desert Duel – $59.99 (Ship to store available)
Orders over $19 ship free, so get your fill while you still can! You can let us know what you added to your G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary collection after the break!
Zartan can alter his skin color at will to blend in with his environment. He’s a master of make-up and disguise, ventriloquist, linguist, acrobatic-contortionist, and practitioner of several mystic martial arts. All this makes him almost impossible to find or capture. When Hit & Run and Torpedo close in on him, he heads into the swamp and uses every trick he knows to escape from the persistent G.I. Joe pair.
Check out 15+ images and our quick review after the jump.
We finally have a run of 10 pages that could be considered “Cobra Rising”, after we are two-issues deep. The Death of Snake Eyes story is still mixed in issue #217, but we do get a few cool Cobra’s that show up, as well as a take on an old school classic vehicle, even tho it makes no sense why Cobra would be using it? Anyway it’s a small… very small step forward.
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #217
Larry Hama (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a & c)
COBRA RISING! Cobra’s latest operation brings the fight to G.I. Joe’s turf…
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
If you decide to read on this review will contain Major Spoilers.
Here’s The Loyal Subjects GI Joe display from Toy Fair 2015. There wasn’t a whole lot there, unfortunately. Here’s what you can see:
- Cobra Commander vs Starscream 2-Pack
- Glow in the Dark Snakeyes vs Storm Shadow 2-Pack
- Cobra Commander and Iron Grenadier Destro 2-Pack
- Vinyl Figure Series 1 Blind Boxes
- Skateboard Decks
From the Official International G.I.Joe Collectors Convention Website comes word of the first official guest of JoeCon 2015 – Mr. Zack Hoffman, better known to G.I.Joe fans as the voice of the Dreadnok Leader, Zartan! The following is a brief excerpt from the JoeCon page post –
ZACK HOFFMAN has been making his living in front of the microphone for over thirty years. His portrayal of Zartan, the evil Cobra mercenary, is a fan favorite among G.I. Joe fans. The release of the original G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero cartoon series on DVD has brought him new fans, which now spans three generations. Zack started out dubbing Spanish Soap Operas into English for Telemundo. At the same time he was working with the Improv troupe “The LA Connection” and joined the Screen Actors Guild when Ingrid Bergman used his voice for a few characters in the English looping of Fanny and Alexander. When the original G.I. Joe cartoon was being developed, most of the voices had already been cast by the time Zack was contacted, but as it turned out… director Wally Burr was having trouble finding just the right voice for Zartan. Zack’s audition was exactly what Wally was looking for and he was given the roll. Zartan appeared in 36 episodes and the 1987 animated movie.
With Mr. Hoffman attending, could this mean we’re getting a Zartan figure as part of the JoeCon Exclusive box set? Only time will tell, but for now, feel free to speculate with the rest of us here on the Hisstank.com forums!
Have you been itching for some new Kre-O G.I.Joe goodness? Well then, get your hunting shoes on, as Hisstank.com forum member Jinx723 has found the 4th wave of Kre-O G.I.Joe figures at retail in California! To refresh your memory, Kre-O G.I.Joe Wave 4 consists of –
- Cobra Bazooka Trooper
- Cobra Viper
- Nemesis Enforcer
- Cobra Night Viper
- Wet Suit
- Dreadnok Zartan
- Air Adventurer
The blind bag codes have been removed in the same fashion as Wave 5. The UPC on the outer bag is 65356998519.