Yo Joe fans! This is Carson from 3DJoes.com. Nearly four years ago we completed the mission of Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe by collecting, documenting, restoring, and compiling every retail piece of painted art created for the G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero toy line, which spanned from 1982 to 1994.
This 460 page set covered everything from figures, vehicles, and playsets, to book and magazine covers, posters, and even obscure peripheral items like dinner trays, trash cans, and soap dispensers.
Thanks to the help of 420 Kickstarter backers just like you, we created 1,000 sets — and in less than two years, we sold out!
This book series helps fund 3DJoes.com, and we’ve been out of print for two years. We want this work to be accessible, but we wouldn’t be content just reprinting what we’ve already created.
To that end, and with your help, we are going to create a Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe Omnibus Hardcover edition that is bigger and better in every way. Here’s how:
First: bigger: the original softcover books are 8×11” tall, and the slipcase is 8.5×11.5” tall. The new Omnibus Hardcover will be 12.5” x 13”.
Next: better! This hardcover won’t just be taller and wider, it will be packed with new and remastered content! The original set was 460 pages. The new omnibus hardcover will start at 480 pages, and we are going to stretch for 80 additional double gatefold spreads, bringing the total page count up to a mammoth 640 pages.