Hasbro NYCC Party reveals Kindle Worlds Fan Vote Artwork

If folks remember, back at JoeCon in April, Hasbro announced that they would be producing a new figure next year based on a character from one of the Kindle Worlds novels that are on Amazon.com.  This obviously excited me quite a bit, since I have a few of those novels posted myself.

Well, tonight at the New York ComicCon ‘Twas the Night Before party, Hasbro revealed fantastic artwork of four of these characters who will be included in a “Fan Vote” to decide which character gets the new figure next year!

This is very exciting news for me personally…as a diehard action figure fan and G.I. Joe collector for 30+ years, the possibility of a character I created getting made into an actual G.I. Joe figure has me almost giddy.  It’s a fantastic feeling!  The artwork Hasbro had done to represent my character (Whisper) is spectacular.

That being said, all four characters are new characters, which is very cool, and while I have my own skin in the game, it will be great to get a new character on the G.I. Joe or Cobra roster regardless of who created them.

Check out the images below, and if you need a refresher on Whisper, check out my Price of Peace trilogy on Amazon.  She plays a REALLY big role in that series of novels.

Images are courtesy of Dan from JoeCustoms.com and HISSTank.com.

Yours truly interviewed about Kindle Worlds on Hasbro Pulse

Hasbro unveiled their new “Hasbro Pulse” fan conduit website a short while ago and it’s already proven to be a source of some great information.

As of October 1st, however, it clearly jumped the shark, because they featured an interview with yours truly to talk about Kindle Worlds, the Wolf Squad, and other related G.I. Joe topics.

In all seriousness, I was quite honored to be asked to speak about my experiences with Kindle Worlds and how fun it was to explore Wolf Squad, and you can check out that interview right here.

While you’re there, be sure to check out all the great intel from Hasbro related to NYCC reveals for Transformers, Star Wars, My Little Pony and other excitement!

Hasbro Pulse looks to be a great conduit of some fandom information straight from the source.  Big thanks to the fine folks at Hasbro for talking with me and letting me share my experiences!


Location and Dates for 2016 G.I. Joe Convention Announced!

A pleasantly surprising announcement from the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club today as we have the dates and location for the 2016 G.I. Joe Convention!

We’re back to summer dates next year with June 16th – 19th and the location is Loveland, Colorado, just north of Denver.  Great news, and the lead up to the annual JoeCon is always one of my favorite times of year.  Check out the email with full details below and keep watching for more information coming about the 2016 G.I. Joe Convention!

The 2016 G.I. Joe Collectors’ convention to be held June 16-19
 in the beautiful city of Loveland, Colorado

Fort Worth, TX – October 6, 2015 – Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention G.I.JoeCon, announced today that next year’s amazing convention will take place at the Embassy Suites Loveland Hotel June 16 through June 19 in Loveland Colorado, just north of Denver. Fans once again will come together from across the world to celebrate another exciting year of all things G.I. Joe at this fantastic event! You can make your hotel reservations now via GIJoeCon.com.

In the coming weeks, G.I. Joe fans will be able to register for G.I.JoeCon 2016 through the GIJoeCon.com online registration system. Fans and collectors who register for G.I.JoeCon as either a Real American Hero or General package holder will receive an exclusive convention box set, admission to the Friday private sales room experience, priority seating at all panels and seminars throughout the weekend and admittance to the Saturday night Casino Night and Awards Party. Finally, American Hero or General package attendees will also receive a special bonus G.I. Joe item to go along with their convention box set. General Admission for non-registered guests will be available on Saturday and Sunday only.

For all the information regarding the G.I.JoeCon show activities, hotel updates and the exclusive figure offerings, stay tuned to GIJoeCon.com

Final Push – Articulated Icon Kickstarter nearing the finish line

I’d mentioned this great looking Articulated Icons Kickstarter a while ago, mostly focusing on a particular “Deluxe White Ninja” figure that I thought might be one that G.I. Joe fans could be interested in.

As time has gone on, successful funding and the revelation of further stretch goals has proven this 6″ Ninja themed line to be pretty darn impressive in its own right.  There are a lot of great looking figures here with a bunch of character, along with some nice masked troop builders.  The Kickstarter campaign is nearing the finish line, with just a bit over two days to go, and while the initial funding goal has been met (and then some) there is still some room to unlock a few more stretch goals.

While it currently sits at a bit above $180,000, once it hits $200,000 more figures get unlocked, and then at $250,000 ALL stretch goal figures will be unlocked!  That’s not a huge jump from where things are now, and there are some downright gorgeous figures to be had at all levels.  Do yourself a favor and check out Articulated Icons on Kickstarter and consider dumping some cash in to get these other stretch goals unlocked.  This looks like a fantastic line if you’re a 6″ collector.  Check out the Kickstarter right here, and take a peek at the mirrored images below.

Vitruvian HACKS Kokomo/All the Cool Stuff Exclusive Amazon Warrior

News out of this weekend’s Roll Out Roll Call in the UK!  The fine folks from Boss Fight Studio are in attendance and have revealed an exclusive Amazon Warrior to be available through Kokomo Toys and All the Cool Stuff.

This exclusive version of the Amazon has different armor and weapons and should be an awesome addition to the already impressive looking Vitruvian HACKS line.

Along with the exclusive Amazon, plenty of other HACKS offerings were on display, and can see those below.  Big thanks to Paddy for all the images from the show…keep watching the Boss Fighters Facebook page for any other updates.

Surprises in store at Roll Out Roll Call 2015?

We are less than a week from the UK’s biggest and best G.I. Joe/Transformers Convention, Roll Out Roll Call, in Southampton!  Attendees have come to expect a fantastic show with lots of great dealers, great insight from special guests and lots more.

Well, this year, things might be getting even MORE interesting.

Fun Publications’ own Pete Sinclair will be in attendance at Roll Out Roll Call this year, and will be hosting panels to talk about what’s coming up for the Transformers AND G.I. Joe Collectors Clubs!  Time will tell if there will be any special news or reveals from the show, but it seems to be they wouldn’t be doing panels if they didn’t have some fun new stuff to talk about.

If you live anywhere near Southampton, UK, this could be a very unique opportunity to come to a show and soak up this fun hobby and enjoy the company of a GREAT crew of diehard G.I. Joe (and Transformers, and Masters of the Universe, etc…) fans.  Everything I hear about the show is good.

Check out all the details at All The Cool Stuff or on Facebook and I’ve mirrored some info below as well.  This should be another great show!

So on top of the amazing exclusives that were available for pre-order atRoll Out Roll Call, The UK Transformers, G.I. Joe & Action Force Show, the Transformers Collectors’ Club (Official) and G.I. Joe Collectors’ Clubhave a few special surprises AND PRODUCT REVEALS in store.

Saturday, Transformers Collectors’ Club Panel at 16:00

Join Pete Sinclair from the Transformers Collectors’ Club as he gives you an insight into the Club, offers up NEW PRODUCT REVEALS and discusses the 2016 official Collectors’ Convention, BotCon.

Sunday, Transformers & G.I. Joe Collectors’ Clubs Q&A Panel at 15:00

Once again join Pete Sinclair from Fun Publications who will field your questions relating to both Collectors’ Clubs, with A SPECIAL FIRST LOOK AT UPCOMING ITEMS for the G.I. Collectors’ Club.


The Full Force Podcast Series 2 – Episode 3 is online!

Our good buddies from across the pond have posted their latest podcast, and it sounds like a good one!  With Roll Out Roll Call 2015 right around the corner, they cover some good stuff with the upcoming show and open up the ole vault.

Check it out over on the What’s on Joe Mind Podbean page, or embedded below.

With Roll Out Roll Call just around the corner, the boys discuss the finer points of the show in what is definitely one of the sexist episodes we’ve ever produced….not the sexiest!! It what should be some very simple news segments, Dave, Eddie and Chris get deep and meaningful in discussions that will amaze and shock….not really….just bigging it up!! We look at Raginspoon’s upcoming exclusives for the con and delve into the same characters from those exclusives in the figure review and from the vault. We top it off with the most ridiculous ‘what we got in’ section as Chris barrel-rolls into, what can only be described as, a plastic crack addiction!! So, join the boys with the toys as they put up ‘no girls allowed’ signs for the latest episode of the…….FULL FORCE!!!


GIJCC Lost Talkers now available in the store for immediate shipping!

Hey, all you 12″ fans, remember how mad you were when Hasbro wasn’t celebrating the 50th Anniversary?  Well the G.I. Joe Collectors Club has just received the 12″ Lost Talkers!  Immaculately recreated from the vintage designs with great new talking ability they are in the store and ready to ship now!  Check out the YouTube video below with the press release following.

At long last, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club is producing the last two figures in the very popular “LOST TALKER” series that started with the G.I. JOE “LOST TALKER” ACTION SOLDIER and the G.I. JOE “LOST TALKER” ACTION MARINE a few years back! These figures are not “lost” because they were never produced, rather because they feature two voice phrases that were recorded back in the 1960s but not included on the original figures released in 1967.

These NEW Club figures have been meticulously reproduced, featuring boxes and uniforms that stay true to the original but are made with today’s best digital production tools. Hear the original “voice of G.I. Joe” as never before as the ORIGINAL recordings are presented with a modern electronic voice box and crystal clear clarity! Many collectors have original talking figures from the vintage G.I. Joe line, but none of them sound like this!  Rediscover the magic of your own G.I. Joe figure announcing his service branch and that he is “reporting for duty” along with 7 other phrases – PLUS – two phrases that were thought “lost” to the vaults of time. These figures feature the ORIGINAL recordings you recall from your childhood and two that were NEVER used until NOW!

Order your G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club exclusive LOST TALKER ACTION SAILOR and LOST TALKER ACTION PILOT today! For a preview of the figures, check out the video here.



Comic Book Resources talks to Larry Hama about COBRA World Order

The latest issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero moved us only incrementally closer to the new COBRA World Order, but by the looks of it, things are going to start heating up real soon.

Comic Book Resources spoke with writer Larry Hama about the upcoming COBRA World Order storyline and debuted some tantalizing new preview pages.  Check out the article right here, and take a peek at the mirrored preview pages below.

GeneralsJoes Reviews 50th Anniversary Sneak Attack 3-Pack

I actually posted these reviews a while ago, but stupid me forgot to announce the reviews out on the main page.

Check out my 50th Anniversary Review Page or the direct links below:

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