So did Boss Fight Studio just drop a bomb about upcoming HACKS series?

It seems to have flown somewhat under the radar, but over on the Boss Fight Studio Facebook Page, Catrina, one of the members of BFS made what appears to be an innocuous post:

On the surface it doesn’t look like much, but check the hashtag… “‪#‎HicSuntDracones‬”.

For those unfamiliar, the term Hic Sunt Dracones was often placed on ancient maps showing the presence of danger. Translated from Latin, however, it literally means “Here Be Dragons”..

Could this be some kind of hint that we may be getting dragons in the Vitruvian HACKS line?  They have shown off several fantasy related designs as follow ups to the Greek Mythology concept.

Very interesting….stay tuned!  I know I will.

New Image of upcoming Captain Action 4″ Figure and Silver Streak

Through the Kickstarter craze of 2014 we heard about two properties primed for relaunch in 2015, both of which had Boss Fight Studio along for the ride. Both Eagle Force and Captain Action are bracing for Kickstarter launches this year, and the folks from Zica Toys have posted a new image of Captain Action with his trusty vehicle, the Silver Streak.

According to the Zica Toys Facebook Page, we should be expecting the Kickstarter to launch “soon”.

Check out the image below, and let’s get ready for an exciting year!

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Great new images of unreleased Cobra HISS Launcher ROC PIT Repaint

A couple of years ago at the G.I. Joe Convention, Hasbro revealed some concept work for an unreleased repaint of the Rise of Cobra PIT Playset. While the Pit itself was mostly looked down upon by the G.I. Joe fandom (a treatment I don’t fall in line with), I think most fans found the Cobra repaint(s) pretty intriguing.

To this point, though, we only had blurry phone pics of a slideshow to base that opinion on. But no longer!

Thanks to the Eagle Eyes of Brian Hickey, a gallery with some larger, clearer pictures has been linked on the Facebook G.I. Joe Discussion Group, and I’ve mirrored them below. As much as I enjoyed the original RoC Pit Playset, this Cobra repaint does indeed look even more bad ass.

Look, I may be a bit biased… my memory of the Pit is my then-four year old daughter spending three hours putting the stickers on with me, and it’s one of my fonder G.I. Joe memories, but even without that, I think the Pit has some fun qualities, especially if fans can think of it more like an updated Mobile Command Center, and not so much like the ultimate G.I. Joe headquarters.

At any rate, check out the images of the Cobra themed repaint below.

What’s On Joe Mind Special Edition 43 – BOSS FIGHT!

It’s been only about a week since the unfortunate delay of Boss Fight Studio’s Virtuvian HACKS line was announced. There have been many rumors and hypotheses for what might have happened, so the WOJM guys decided to go right to the source.

Erik and Dave from Boss Fight Studio joined Justin, Gary, and Mike to talk about the delay, and yes, to also get excited about what’s still to come.

Also, as a special surprise, they revealed artwork for a never before seen HACKS Wave 2 Barbarian action figure! You can check out that image below the Show Notes.

Check out the Special Edition on our Podbean Page or embedded below.

SHOW NOTES

Erik and Dave from Boss Fight Studios stop by to update us on Vitruvian HACKS, Eagle Force and Caption Action.  We also spend an unhealthy but comical amount of time talking about Conference Championship Weekend in the NFL (before the Patriots cheated again), Zorro the Gay Blade and Hall & Oates…yes, you read that right – Hall & Oates.  Enjoy!

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GeneralsJoes Reviews Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra #1

A new year and another new take on the G.I. Joe universe from IDW.  This issue takes the character of Snake Eyes and puts a twist on him, ripping him from the side of the angels and placing him in league with Destro and Cobra.

But are Destro and Cobra even on the same page, or will the ex G.I. Joe Commando be stuck in a twisted terrorist triangle?

Check out the review of the first issue after the jump…you might be surprised at how I felt.

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GeneralsJoes Reviews FSS 3.0 Shipment #1

Do I need to maintain spoiler control still?

It’s been a week since the information got out onto the web about who was in the first shipment of the G.I. Joe Collectors Club FSS 3.0…  and some might say a week isn’t quite enough time.

So, for the sake of trying to keep a level of surprise for folks, I won’t mention WHO is in the shipment on this page, but if you click over to the G.I. Joe Collectors Club Review Page you can see who came first, and check out reviews for both figures.

You can also click the links below:

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Preview for IDW Publishing’s Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra #1

It’s almost time!

If you’d asked me a year ago if anything could make me look forward to a book that seems to revolve around G.I. Joe’s over-exposed mute Ninja superhero I would have said that I couldn’t think of a single thing.

Well, turns out there is a single thing, and that single thing is Mike Costa.  His involvement in this project alone has put it firmly on my must read list and tomorrow I’ll be able to read it!

Meanwhile, check out the preview below which is already captivating, showing a side of Destro we haven’t yet seen.

G.I. JOE: Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra #1 (of 5) —SPOTLIGHT

Mike Costa (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a & c)

DESTRO, one of COBRA’s top operatives, has been captured. As the metal masked maverick gets transferred to a new prison, a prison break is instigated by none other than… SNAKE EYES!  With DESTRO free and SNAKE EYES under COBRA’s control, a mission that will rock the world of G.I. JOE begins!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • SNAKE EYES returns to the pages of G.I. JOE! But is he friend…or foe?

G.I. Joe Collectors Club FSS 3.0 first shipment is arriving now!

In spite of my review schedule, Wave 2 for the 50th Anniversary product has been out for a while now, so some folks are going through G.I. Joe withdrawl after the past few months. Well, withdraw no more, as the first shipment of the GIJCC Figure Subscription Service is hitting mailboxes right now!

I will refrain from spoiling anything with this post, but if you want to see which two awesome figures the first shipment contains, hit up the G.I. Joe Discussion Group on Facebook and feast your eyes.

Of course, be warned, the first shipment will be spoiled!

Can’t wait to get mine!

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Boss Fight Studio Virtuvian HACKS Delay

When the Marauder Task Force delay was announced a short while ago, I saw some folks wondering if perhaps this didn’t bode well for the Vitruvian HACKS line, though at that point no one really knew what the issue was or if they were even using the same factory.

As luck would have it (bad luck) it appears that Vitruvian HACKS is suffering from the same unfortunate fate.

A Kickstarter update was sent out to supporters today announcing that production of the HACKS figures was going to be delayed by “a few months” as a result of not only the QC examination, but also compounded by the upcoming Chinese New Year.

It’s a disappointment to be sure, but I think everyone would agree, we’d rather wait an extra few months to get the product we really want rather than rush to market and end up with sub-standard product.

To ease the pain of this announcement, Boss Fight has also posted a first look at their spectacular Tartarus Guard, which I’ve included in this post. It’s an absolutely amazing looking new figure and will either excite you or enhance the disappointment that we still have a few months to wait before Virtuvian HACKS invades our toy shelves. You can read the full text of the delay announcement after the images.

Hey again, backers!

Thank you all, once again, Boss Fighters! You helped us unlock nearly 50 items this summer!

Up to this point, we have been optimistically targeting February as our initial ship date. However, due to current circumstances, which we will discuss below, we are going to have a slight delay in the shipment of our figures.

Along with the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Kickstarter, many of you also contributed to the Marauder Task Force Kickstarter. The factory being used for both has been exceeding our expectations on nearly every level and what we have seen from them has been extraordinary. There were a few minor issues in the production of the Marauder product, which are being resolved. Our product will be produced at the same factory, and until those issues are cleared up for the MTF, our product will be pushed back. We are working closely with Marauder and the factory, and we’re optimistic that things will be resolved successfully and quickly.
Both Boss Fight Studio and Marauder are committed to providing the highest quality product possible and we are working together tirelessly to make sure the product for both teams meets or exceeds our very high expectations.

Next, because our items are being moved back slightly, our factory time is going to be pushing into Chinese New Year and the Spring Festival, which take place from February to March this year. For those of you who aren’t aware, this is a month-long celebration. During this time, our factory closes to allow the workers to celebrate with their friends and families.

When we started the V-HACKS project, we were offering 3 waves of 4 figures and 2 different Kickstarter exclusives, for a total of 15 items. As the Kickstarter moved ahead, full-steam, however, we added more figures, some completely new sculpts, along with some accessory packs, finishing with an amazing 50 different items!
Of course, when we inputted the time-line for our finished product, we had calculated for maybe reaching 30 items, but even reaching those stretch goals seemed unrealistic to us. We had no idea just how excited our backers would be for our figures! Even though we were given the opportunity to design, sculpt and produce so many additional items, we were still very hopeful that we would be able to deliver them by our February deadline. At this point, however, that is proving to be impossible.

We are estimating a few months’ delay and as we move along, we will be able to be a little less vague about exactly how long we are looking at.

We hope you all understand. We want you to be able to have the highest quality product we can provide. We will keep you updated as we receive more information and will make sure you are involved in every step of our progress. We know how excited you are. We are too!

Thank you all for all of your support!

Boss Fight!

GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary Snow Job & Arctic B.A.T.

Hot on the heels of the Social Clash 2-Pack, here is a review for the Arctic Ambush featuring Snow Job and the new Cobra Arctic B.A.T.!  As one of the only really new concepts in this year’s 50th Anniversary selection (even though it uses old parts) fans seemed interested in the figure.  I will admit, I was a bit surprised at how much I liked it, all things considered.

Check out the 50th Anniversary Review Page to check out the latest reviews, or click the links below.  Wrapped up 50th stuff just in time for FSS 3.0 to start hitting… good timing, huh?