G.I. Joe Rank & File vol 5 is coming soon. REALLY soon! As in “end of the month” soon!
I won’t lie– I’ve been a big support of “noted author” James Kavanugh Jr’s guidebooks since he first pitched the idea and the results have been nothing short of spectacular. Each book is meticulously photographed in painstaking detail with every figure and accessory presented in an easily identifiable format. Now, THE definitive guide series to Generation 3 construction G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero comes to an epic conclusion in Rank & File volume 5.
However, enough of the rankings of a semi-retired admin. Here’s the official press release as well as some more killer preview images to whet your appetite further!
The latter half of 2007 brought an all-new 4” construct to main line G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero action figures, a stylistic direction that is still prevalent today! This refined, sans O-ring design spanned across ten years of the product line and, as of this printing, still used for exclusives. During this time, the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero line was further catapulted into the pop culture mainstream via two live-action motion pictures. These feature films changed the landscape of G.I. Joe in a global, multi-media market and various exclusives were made available between movies and mainline series.
During this time period, fans revisited some of their most cherished icons within the G.I. Joe mythos, while also introduced to new characters that are now known and loved.
This resource guide is the fifth volume in a series that displays every action figure produced as a Convention Exclusive and through the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club—complete with every accessory and variation produced. Accessories are not only shown, they have been carefully cataloged in a forthcoming volume that guarantees the proper shade of accessory belongs with the correct action figure. To top it off, every vehicle and playset produced as exclusives have also been documented and every easily removable piece has been individually photographed—ensuring collector completion.
Whether you’re a seasoned, returning, or novice collector, an enthusiast or toy vendor, the guide series is the definitive compilation of G.I. Joe action figures, vehicles, and playsets produced between 2007 and today. Let the guide series serve as a reference for completion or a scrapbook to the next big turning point of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.
The MSRP for The Rank & File guide Volume 5 is $20 and will be made available at www.rahcguide.com sometime during the weekend of June 25-27 (provided my order promptly arrives). Buyer will pay all additional shipping and handling costs. If you have purchased the R.A.H.C. guides before, the process will be very similar. All guides are self-published and produced in quantities reflecting previous sales, so do not hesitate to order and miss out.
James M. Kavanaugh Jr.
Owner/Author of R.A.H.C. Guidebooks