What is the Legion XIV Kickstarter project? Simple: it’s a fan-driven endeavor to add a bit more diversity to your 1:18 action figure shelf. The goal of the project is to secure funding to produce a highly articulated 1:18 series of modern army female action figures! That’s right– FEMALE action figures!
Think about it– new female action figures made from a combination of both ABS and PVC plastics to allow for maximum durability and flexibility! The Legion XIV Kickstarter’s modest funding goal of $21,000 will cover the production of the Basic Army, Basic Air Force, Night Ops, and Basic Blue trooper shown in the images below. (The last one is especially key— it’s essentially a FEMALE COBRA BLUESHIRT!!!) Remember how crazy fans went for the Night Stalkers from the Tanks for the Memories convention set back at Joe Con 2007?
Plus, have you SEEN the stretch goals? Let’s just say that Nick Fury and Baron Strucker have the chance to add some lovely ladies to their respective commands as well!
We’re one shipment away from the end of G.I. Joe FSS 3 and that means it’s time for two more figure reviews. This month it’s the unusual pairing of G.I. Joe team member Bombstrike with the affiliate of Cobra – the Night Creeper Leader!
Do this blind-folded ninja master and forward air controller go together like chocolate and peanut butter? Or is this pairing more of a case of oil and water? Even more importantly, do Chris and Fred agree on anything when it comes to these two penultimate figures from G.I. Joe FSS 3?
Thanks to Alyosha of BrokenArrowToys.com, images of the latest G.I. Joe FSS 3 shipments have been posted on Facebook. Having glanced at the pictures, I can safely say that this is most definitely a “glass half empty/glass half full month” with this shipment containing one of the most anticipated and one of the least desired figures from the entire series.
Want to know more? Keep reading, Joe fan! If you don’t want to be spoiled then stop right there! Continue reading →
A few weeks back JBL reported that “noted author” James Kavanaugh was releasing a new reference book entitled Rank & File centered on the “no-ring” era of G.I. Joe figures. Now, we’re happy to report that Rank & File is now available online!
That’s right, the first volume of this amazing guide series to the “modern era” of G.I. Joe is available for just $20 + shipping. (US & International)
Trust me, Rank & File lives up the high standard set by the RAHC Guide that covered 1997 – 2007. I was fortunate enough to pick up a copy at Joe Con 2015 from “the man himself” and have been pouring through it ever since. (Expect a review in the near future! Really!) From the detailed photography to the intuitive layout, this book is sure to become a “much used tome” on your G.I. Joe reference shelf!
So run, don’t walk, over to RAHCGuide.com and snag your copy of Rank & File v1 now! Quantities are limited and you won’t want to miss out on this terrific companion to your ARAH Generation 3 G.I. Joe collection!
Sure, it’s been over a week since Joe Con 2015 ended and most of the news from the event has already washed over the fandom like a tsunami. However, it’s become a bit of a tradition here at JBL HQ to post a summary of the event. I’ve updated the Joe Con 2015 coverage page with links to previous posts and added in some new commentary as well.