Five-Page preview of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #165

By and large I have fallen in love with recent installments of the Real American Hero book…  unfortunately, a minor event in issue #164 disappointed me, but I’m still willing to give #165 a chance to redeem itself.

This issue hits Wednesday, check out the 5-Page Preview below!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero # 165

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Herb Trimpe, Rod Whigham (c)

The exciting DARK SNAKE EYES saga concludes here! Will Snake Eyes finally defeat Dr. Venom’s programming and return to the Joes? Can even Storm Shadow stop him if he doesn’t? What will be the fate of Billy and the Brainwave Scanner? All these questions and more will be answered in this incredible issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero!

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Larry Hama sketch cover

New Fun Publications Action Figure Display System!

Ever since I saw pictures of this here and there at the 2011 G.I. Joe Convention, I wanted to know more about it.  Well, today in my email box I received the official announcement and a couple of pictures…  and now I want some!  This looks like a pretty cool and unique way to display your favorite figures, G.I. Joe, Star Wars, or otherwise.

You can bet I’ll be grabbing some of these, and I’ll let folks know how they work once I have them in hand.  Check out the full Release Information below.  If you like what you see, pick up the item at the GIJoe Collectors’ Club store!

Fort Worth, TX – April 19th, 2011 – Fun Publications, Inc, the promoter of BotCon, GIJoeCon and the operators of the Official Collectors’ Clubs for both Transformers and G.I. Joe under license from Hasbro, is proud to present a new and exciting offering to the action figure collecting community!

The company has developed an “Action Figure Display System” for use in displaying different brands of 4″ action figures such as G.I. Joe, Star Wars, Marvel Universe and many more. What sets this system apart from other “figure stands” on the market is the wide variety of ways it can be integrated into almost any collection. It is MORE than just a “stand”.

“We wanted to create something that gave collectors options for displaying their figures and give them the ability use their own imaginations in the process”, says Brian Savage of Fun Publications. “We think that collectors will come up with other uses beyond what we’ve already envisioned and that they will look forward to the additional add-ons and upgrades that we are already discussing.”

Diorama style backdrop cards can be used to create mini-environments utilizing an upright clip arm and another clip at the rear foot of the base. The upright arm can also be removed and the foot clip used to display file cards or other package elements. Carded figures can also be displayed along side an “out of package sample” as well.

The bases have two individual foot pegs, which allow unique posing ability for single figures, giving maximum stability, or two figures can be displayed together by allocating one foot peg to each figure. The stands can be aligned and share a common backdrop if so desired.

The multiple applications and modular construction are why this is called a “system” and not “figure stands”. The unique design will allow for the addition of other elements and modifications in the future to add even more flexibility to the “Action Figure Display System”.


For over 15 years, Fun Publications, Inc. has been a Hasbro licensee offering fans and collectors of pop culture memorabilia news, exclusive product and family events through different print offerings, websites, collector clubs and brand specific conventions such as GIJoeCon and BotCon.  Located in Fort Worth Texas, Fun Publications reaches a large audience, serving the United States and many other countries such as Japan, Great Britain, Brazil, Australia and Canada. For more information visit,,, and

JoeDeclassified Newsletter #4 is online NOW

Folks at the 2011 JoeCon got a little advanced look, but now everyone online can download the full copy of the latest JoeDelcassified Newsletter!  The fourth issue is focused on G.I. Joe in the comic world and has some terrific intel from the Devils’ Due guys as well as a wealth of other really cool info that you can’t find anywhere else.

Check out the whopping 26 page Newsletter right here, and don’t forget to discuss it over at the JoeDeclassified Forums as well!