Talk about a Black Friday sale! From now through November 30, fans can save 50% off the complete six volume set of Collecting the Art of G.I. Joe!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, then you’ve heard of 3DJoes.com. Whether it’s for the innovative 360 spin views of the classic G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero line or the painstaking restoration of the vintage package art, this site has quickly become a go-to to resource for Joe fans everywhere.
However, 3DJoes took things to a whole new level with the Collecting the Art of G.I. Joe 6 volume series. These softcover volumes feature careful digital restoration of every single piece of packaging art from the 1982 – 1994 classic toy line. The final volume in the series made its debut at the 2018 G.I. Joe Collector’s Convention where all six volumes were available in a GORGEOUS slipcase. It was a fitting end to a series of reference books that resurrects the artwork and packaging that captured the hearts and minds of countless children decades ago.
As stock in this incredible series dwindles, 3DJoes is offering an incredible deal. All six volumes with the slipcase for 50% off list price. That’s right– every piece of ARAH-era packaging artwork collected in definitive series for $120.00. The series was a STEAL at $225.00 but this makes it all the more affordable.
Here’s the kicker– there are LESS THAN 150sets remaining as I type this. (In fact, after checking in with the author, I’d say that they’re down to half that amount.) If you want to own this series at this incredible price– go NOW. Don’t wait until November 30th if you can. Snag your copy ASAP and see what all the hype is about for yourself.
I’m a sucker for good G.I. Joe artwork. As such, you can imagine my reaction when I saw the following poster on Larry Hama’s Facebook page a few days ago.
This image is literally a “who’s who” of the Joes that I grew up with. From Gung-Ho to Clutch to Keel Haul, it’s a complete roster of my favorite era of Joes. (1982 – 1987) This was the era of Sunbow and the time frame in which my attention was FIRMLY focused on the world of A Real American Heroes. It’s also the most “military” era of the 1:18 franchise IMHO.
Here’s what the artist has to say about this project– which was originally intended as gift to a few individuals at the 2013 G.I. Joe Collector’s Convention:
I wanted to create something as a Thank You for all the work that has gone into G.I. Joe, an inspiration for me since I was a kid. This composition was inspired by Michael Golden’s G.I. Joe Yearbook #1 cover, Joes included are from 1982-1987. I handed a few of these out at the convention, and I hope the recipients enjoyed them. Thanks to everyone who keeps the Joes going!
My wife calls this piece “Where’s Wal-Joe?” Can you spot the Joes that are missing? (I’m hoping to add them in an updated revision. I ran out of time!) Click the image to see a larger version.
Normally, if I want a copy of an image like this I have to find the highest quality version I can online and settle for it serving as my desktop wallpaper for a few weeks. However, the artist doesn’t seem content to leave my walls bare. He’s currently offering copies of this amazing image online– FOR COST! That’s right– for the cost of materials and shipping, a quality semi-gloss stock 11″ x 17″ copy of this image can adorn your wall– for a whopping $5.00. That’s less than the cost of an extra-value meal at your favorite fast food joint. Even better– Ian’s indicated that a Cobra version might be on the way.
To your order copy, visit IanFell.com and add this beauty to your wall!