The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club has dropped another FSS 7 preview: Dreadnok Kaos!
DREADNOK SALVAGE CREW
Code Name: DREADNOK KAOS
(Inspired by the unreleased “concept case” action figure.)
Includes: removable harness, pistol, bolo,
wrist crossbow, machete, and figure stand.
Ladies and Joe fans– feast your eyes on Jason Voorhies! Um…. I mean… Dreadnok Kaos!
All kidding aside, this figure has been on some fans’ “most wanted” radar ever since his first reveal as part of the Concept Case from Joe Con 2012. He’s got a very Dreadnok look with the rugby/web gear from the 2011 Thrasher (or “Thunder” as Hasbro dubbed it) and the Road Pig crossbow that was finally released as part of the Danger in the Docks set. The original Dreadnoks were inspired by the Marauders in the Road Warrior and this design is in keep with that aesthetic.
I do have to laugh at the fact that he was a machete and hockey mask. I know he’s supposed to be a troop builder but for the love of Colton’s Ghost please let his birthplace be listed at “Crystal Lake”. Continue reading →
Here at JBL, we’re suckers for good G.I. Joe artwork and the website 3DJoes.com. So, imagine the utter glee that was experienced by one admin in particular when the following announcement went up on 3DJoes regarding their recent carded artwork poster project!
Carded 3DJoes” posters are here!
The first “Carded 3DJoes” poster is here! It features every single carded figure from 1982-1985. That’s 49 unforgettable Joes and Cobras on one 24″x36″ poster!Paper details: All 3DJoes posters are printed on 65 lb. sterling premium gloss paper stock. According to my printer, 65 pound paper is the thickest you can use and still roll them without creasing or damaging. It wont easily crease, pinch, or wrinkle. These posters are definitely frame worthy, but the paper is thick enough that if you just want to tack them up, that will work too.
Printing details: We use a four color printing process (CMYK), not digital. Four color prints are much higher quality than digital laser prints. To see behind the scenes at the printer, check out my “3DJoes of the 80s” album on Facebook.
Cost: All 3DJoes posters are an even $20 a piece, plus an estimated $9 for shipping. Comic/Collectibles dealers: please contact me for bulk purchase discounts. Orders of 20 or more are half off!
Why: Proceeds will help pay the $80/month that I’m paying to Arqball for their pro subscription. More info on that here: Pricing » Arqball Spin Blog Fan response has been great and visitors enjoyed 47,000 spins last month, so hopefully I’ll sell plenty of posters!
Wow! 1982 – 1985 were considered by many to be the peak years of the original A Real American Hero toy line. These were the years that introduced fans to most of the line’s core characters from Snake Eyes to Cobra Commander to Firefly to Shipwreck to the Dreadnoks! 49 nine of your favorite characters stunningly reproduced on heavy card stock in a gorgeous 24 x 36 image? This promotion already had me at “poster” but the fact that this is also helping to offset site maintenance costs for 3DJoes.com just makes it a complete no-brainer!Seriously– we’re moving into third quarter now and that means holiday shopping has begun. (Or, at least, you might want to think about getting started.) What better gift for the Joe fan in your life than one of these posters hanging proudly on the wall of their office/den/Joe room!
This is a time for less talk and more action! BBTS now has the exclusive 7-packs listed as IN STOCK!!! That can only mean that it’s just a matter of time until pre-orders for these plastic gems start shipping! As of right now, not a single set is listed as “sold out” which means there’s still time to add Sgt. Falcon, Barbecue, Spirit, Mercer, Taurus, Red Dog, Zanzibar, Burnout, Thrasher, Road Pig, Gnawgahyde, Zanya, and Xandar to your Joe collections! (No “licensing friendly” names used around here!)
Seriously– run, don’t walk and order these today!!!
Toy super site ToyArk.com has posted early pics from Hasbro’s G.I. Joe event at the New York Comic Con. (See the mirrored images below.)
WOW– I’m seeing Slaughter’s Marauders, Renegades, and more Dreadnoks than you can shake a can of grape soda at! Could it be that the situation of the brand isn’t as dire as thought or are these some of the many rumored exclusives that will be hitting both the Collector’s Club subscription and BigBadToyStore.com later this year?
Hasbro sent out press images of the vehicles that comprise Pursuit of Cobra waves 1 & 2. Included are the HISS v5 that made its debut in Kansas City in 2009 (along with the Ice Cutter), the repurposed Sigma 6 Mechs, as well as a reissued Snow Cat– now dubbed the Wolf Hound.
For me, it’s a mixed bag. The design of the new HISS intrigued me when Richard Woodhouse first unveiled it two years ago. I really like the updates to the classic Sky Hawk design found on the Ghost Hawk, even if the pilot feels a bit uninspired. The Joe’s new Steel Marauder reminds me of the walkers used in Roughnecks Starship Troopers– and that’s not a bad thing. However the Deviant leaves me a bit cold. Madmac41 keeps insisting that I need a Doom Cycle but the jury is still out on that way.
Check out the images in all their HI-Res glory in the gallery below!