Nice loose pics of chrome-plated vintage Storm Shadow figures

Over the past couple of weeks, eBay watchers have spotted some strange new Storm Shadow figures cropping up for sale from overseas.  Dubbed the “Storm Shadow Forever” figures, the two COBRA ninja’s are deco’d in vac metal silver and gold, complete with a nice, official looking COBRA sigil.  Make no mistake about it, these are not official items, but they’re at least unique in their own way.

Friend of GeneralsJoes,  cmderinchief (from Coil Club and JoeBattleLines, naturally…  :shifty: ) got his hands on a pair of these and took some very cool pictures.  Check out the thread on JBL here, or check out the images mirrored below.  Not for everyone, I don’t think, but pretty neat, just the same.

SmallJoes.com – * Hall of Heroes now in stock, Rare Funskool items *

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We wanted to tell you about some new product listings at SMALLJOES.COM.

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The Hall of Heroes special edition figures are now in stock.  We sold through
most of our stock in pre-orders but some are still available here:

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Wave 5 vehicle test shots on eBay

From the “off again, on again” department at Hasbro, the Wave 5 vehicles have been a source of question marks for Joe fans over the past several months.  Solicited a long time ago, then cancelled, and now apparently reborn, the Stinger, Arctic HISS, and FLAK/CLAW continue to tease collectors.  eBay seller dreamcab has now posted test shots for these vehicles on his eBay page, along with some apparent packaging samples.

Click here to check out his eBay seller page, or you can always check out the direct links and images mirrored below.

Kick ass custom of the week – Custom packaging by BennyBroca

Wow.  Some amazing stuff here.  You don’t always have to work with plastic to get the “kick ass custom” moniker here.  ;)

BennyBroca over on HissTank has posted some very impressive customized box art and package art and really manages to capture the vintage style.  My personal favorite is the customized box for the MASS Device, which has two images I’ve mirrored below.  Definitely check out the thread to see the other pics, though, they’re all awesome.

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New images of loose COBRA Gunship and Steel Crusher at ACToys

A forum poster over on ACToys.net has posted some new images of the COBRA Gunship and Steel Crusher A.P.V.  These are loose samples with some angles that we haven’t seen before.  The images are mirrored below, thanks to cmderinchief of the Coil Club and JoeBattleLines for the intel!

G.I. Joe stop motion festival in Austin, TX tonight

For many years, G.I. Joe collector Gio Toninelo (originally from Brazil) has been doing his G.I. Joe Stop Motion festival featuring fan-made films using G.I. Joe action figures of all scales.  Some of the films featured in the festival have cropped up on YouTube (generally to favorable reviews).

The creator of the festival is soon to bring it on the road to the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX, and has been interviewed by the Austin Decider.

If you’re going to be in the Austin area tonight (April 8th) the show will be on!  Meanwhile, check out the festival’s website gijoefest.com and Gio’s personal website pondpatrol.com.

Official Hasbro images of the COBRA Gunship and Steel Crusher APV

Toy News International has posted up official Hasbro retailer images for the upcoming COBRA Gunship w/ Firefly and the Steel Crusher APV w/ Nitro Viper.  This includes the first ever real good close up of the pilot for the COBRA Gunship.  Images are mirrored below:

Thanks to SNAKE EYES of HissTank.com and HissCommander from The TerrorDrome for the heads up!