Vitruvian HACKS Atelis Warrior Photo Contest Winners!

It’s time to announce the Vitruvian HACKS Atelis Warrior photo contest winners!

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(I know… JBL is late on this but what else is new, right?  I need to find a way to make this my full-time gig!)

Thanks to friend of JBL Kokomo Toys, we had three of their killer exclusive Vitruvian HACKS Atelis Warrior Armored Amazon figures to give away.  Two were going to be awarded to a Facebook entrant and one to an Instagram participant.

Sadly, we had no entries on Instagram which just means that we’re giving away TWO prizes on Facebook instead!  The first place winner gets a pair of these awesome serpentine Atelis Warrior figures while the runner-up is the recipient of a single Atelis Warrior to add to his or her collection. The decision-making process wasn’t easy and but in the end the winners were chosen based on photo composition as well as their descriptions.  So, without further adieu…

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Vitruvian HACKS Atelis Warrior Altered Amazon Figure Giveaway!

Want to win a Kokomo Toys exclusive Vitruvian HACK Atelis Warrior Altered Amazon figure?  Read on and find out how you could one or two of your very own!

Kokomo Toys Virtruvian HACKS Atelis warrior

It’s no secret that the Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS line has taken the 1:18 action figure community by storm.  It’s also no secret that Kokomo Toys is one of THE best sources for quality vintage and modern action figures out there.  When these two giants partnered together to produce the Atelis Warrior Altered Amazon figure– the result was PURE WIN!

Thanks to Kokomo Toys, JBL has THREE of these deadly warriors to give away!  However, we’re not going to give them away all at once!  Here’s how to win one or two of your very own starting on Saturday, August 17th:  All you need to do is snap an original image and post it on one of the social media channels listed below!  The catch?  It’s an image that would be improved by the inclusion of an Atelis Warrior!

Facebook Giveaway: Two sealed Atelis Warriors

Facebook is currently the world’s largest social media platform so we’re giving away not one but TWO of the Atelis Warriors over the JBL Facebook page!  Simply find the contest announcement post and reply with an original action figure image that you think NEEDS to include two Atelis Warriors.  In your entry, tell us if you’re using another figure as a stand-in and describe how you’d use the Atelis Warrior to improve the shot!  Entries need not be limited to a Greek setting!  Feel free to let your creativity run wild be it with Indiana Jones, Marauder Task Force, Jurassic Park, etc.  The image just has to be posted from your profile in the contest post discussion before the deadline listed at the bottom of this article!

Instagram Giveaway: One sealed Atelis Warrior

Instagram is a perfect place to show off your amazing action figure photos!  Now just imagine how much more awesome those photos would be with an Atelis Warrior showcased front and center!  To be eligible to win one of these figures, simply shoot and post a photo on Instagram that would be made that much more exciting if it included an altered Amazon warrior!  Post your pic, tell us how the Atelis Warrior would make the shot better (and which figure is standing in for the serpentine warrior),  and tag @joebattlelines in the description as well as use the hashtag #JBLHacks.  That’s it!

Kokomo Toys Vitruvian HACKS Atelis Warrior action figure

The deadline to submit your entries on BOTH platforms is 11:59pm CST on August 25, 2018!  JBL staff will peruse through the entries following the deadline.  We’ll announce the winners of each giveaway both here and on our social media channels on Tuesday August 28, 2018.  So, fire up your cameras, grab some action figures, and snap some amazing photos for your chance to win one or two of these amazing figures!

While you’re at it, learn more about the Atelis Warriors at the Vitruvian Facts Wiki!  Or if you want to snag even more Atelis Warriors for your armies, snag ’em via the Kokomo Toys eBay store!

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Official Rules:

  • All images must be posted between 12:01 AM CST Saturday August 17, 2018 and 11:59pm CST on August 26, 2018.
  • Only photos posted in the discussion thread on the JBL Facebook page or using the appropriate tag (@joebattlelines) and hashtag #JBLHacks) on Instagram will be considered.
  • All images must be original.  Don’t reuse someone else’s photo as your own.
  • All entries must be posted from an active social media profile that can be used to contact the entrant if they win.
  • All entries need to include a description of how the Atelis Warrior would make the photo better.  This includes calling out which figure or figures are standing in for the Atelis.
  • No purchase is necessary to enter or to win if your image is chosen.  All prizes will be mailed out to the winners free of charge.
  • Winners will be chosen by JBL staff based the images and the descriptions alone.
  • JBL staff and family members are not eligible to participate.

 

 

Coil Con IV is Saturday August 24! Midwest G.I. Joe gathering!

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Last weekend the East Coast was treated to the New Jersey Collector’s Convention but this week it’s the Midwest’s turn!  Coil Con IV is coming to Kokomo Indiana on Saturday, August 24!

An annual tradition that has grown in attendance over the past four years, Coil Con promises a day filled with G.I. Joe, G.I. Joe, and more G.I. Joe.  The JoeDeclassified travelling exhibit will be in attendance, featuring concept art, prototypes, and all manner of insight into the world of design for our favorite Real American Heroes.  AVAC’s Lab will be on hand with custom cast parts.  Kokomo Toys is slated to have G.I. Joe Retaliation wave 3 in stock.  Numerous other dealers including ROMA Collectibles will be onsite to help fill in any holes in fans’ current collections.  Plus, they’ll be FREE hot dogs!   Starting at 9:00am EST on the grounds of Kokomo Toys, it promises to be an exciting day under the Coil Tent!

This year’s guest list includes a roster of personalities from across the Joe fandom including:

No Joe Convention would be complete without some sort of exclusive item to take home and Coil Con IV is no exception.  This year, fans can purchase the following limited-availability items:

  • Cobra Naja Bhoot with motorcycle vs. Jesse Mach with Street Hawk – $125.00 (Featuring head sculpt by Coby Brown!)
  • Naja Bhoot 28mm gaming miniature produced by Bryan K. Borgman creator of Kaiju-Kaos
  • Naja Bhoot exclusive print from attending artist Sean Forney

For more information on attending this exciting regional gathering, check out the official website: CoilCon.com!  Check back on Monday for some pictures of the event itself.

Coil Con 2012: Exclusive gliders revealed! Also full con set pricing!

Okay, I’m officially cranky about not being able to attend the Midwest G.I. Joe Collector’s Club Coil Con 2012.  Seriously, seriously cranky.  The organizers of Coil Con 2012 today released two more exclusive images– and they’re nothing short of pure AWESOME!

Zilant and Dodger will be getting their own sweet rides this year in the form of specialized foam gliders!  It’s the very essence of a simple-but-effective exclusive and one that suits a fan-run convention perfectly!  (It’s also something that makes me curse my family-obligated inability to attend even more!)

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Here’s the latest on the con pricing and sales:

The COIL CON III exclusives this year will be sold starting at 10AM. The show starts at 9AM. They will be $125 per boxset which includes 2 carded figures and 2 gliders per box. Limited to the first 40 attendees. Please, visit the official website athttp://www.coilcon.com/ for more information.

Coil Con 2012: Dodger announced as second exclusive!

G.I. Joe fans are an enterprising and industrious lot.  If there’s not a convention anywhere near them, then they’ll start they’re own.  More importantly, if they want an exclusive G.I. Joe figure for that event– they’ll make their own!   Take, for instance, the 2012 Coil Con Dodger:

 Dodger Coil Con 2012 Exclusive

“A simple and elegant reuse of existing tooling” would be my first comments on this figure.  It uses the AWESOME 30th Anniversary version of Duke for the body and the open mask head of the G.I. Joe Renegades Cobra Trooper to give it identity.  It’s an inspired parts choice that really evokes the original 1989 BF2K Dodger figure.   Coil resident designer/fabricator/”figure guy” Jay Hunger really knocked one out of the park with this one.  It really makes me wish I didn’t have a family-related conflict that weekend as I’d snatch these up like a second Renegades Storm Shadow at retail!

Coil Con will be held on September 8, 2012, at Kokomo Toys and features specials guests including:

For more information, visit http://www.coilcon.com

 

30th Anniversary wave 4 pre-orders hit BBTS, Kokomo Toys, and SmallJoes.com!

After a long drought, it seems like Joe fans are about to be swimming in product.  Several online e-tailers have now listed pre-orders for wave 4 of the 30th anniversary line!  That’s right– at a time when most fans still haven’t found wave 3 at retail new versions of Airtight, Law & Order, Lifeline, Sci-Fi, and the infamous Zombie Viper are due to arrive in early December!

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I’ll be honest– wave 3 took me completely by surprise.  My pre-order from SmallJoes.com hit early this past week and I’ve been FLOORED by the quality of the product.  The articulation, the design, and even the accessories (which were pared down from what was originally shown) are all pretty spectacular.  In many ways, the 30th Anniversary run is FAR superior to the early waves of the 25th Anniversary line but that’s just my opinion.

Check out the links below.  Many of these e-tailers are still accepting orders for some individual figures.

BigBadToyStore.com:

Kokomo Toys:

SmallJoes.com:

For clarification, the “set of 5” includes one each of: Lifeline, Airtight, Sci-Fi, Zombie-Viper, and Law & Order.  The initial case pack seems to be: Lifeline (x 1), Zombie-Viper (x 2), Sci-Fi (x 1), Law & Order (x 1), Techno-Viper (x 1), Steel Brigade (x 1), Airtight (x 1), Scarlett (x 1), Ripcord (x 1), Tunnel Rat (x 1), and Cobra Trooper (Renegades version) (x 1).