Like Sigma 6 and Xevoz? You’ll LOVE this Kickstarter!

This isn’t strictly G.I. Joe news, but I couldn’t help but talk about it, anyway.

I think we all realize that Sigma 6 as it was known is most likely a dead concept at Hasbro.  While many would celebrate that, I lament its place in the crypts, and I was really excited to find out that the spiritual founders of Sigma 6 and Xevoz are starting a new project!

The Hero Project is an endeavor from Tucker and Wayne from Dynamo Development Labs, and they were both the lifeblood of Sigma 6 and Xevoz, and you can really tell by the video shown on their Kickstarter page.  The goal of these fine gentlemen is to fund a new action figure toyline, in the 8″ scale, with body design and accessory design very familiar to Sigma 6 fans.  Pulling heroes from the annals of history, the Hero Project looks to earn some financial backing, enough to hopefully support this ambitious endeavor.

I happily pledged my money for this cause, and hope fellow Sigma 6 buffs will do the same.  Perhaps now that many Joe fans are looking in the rear view mirror and can appreciate just how revolutionary and fun the Sigma 6 line was, they can get behind this project to bring more toys in that awesome format to market.

Check out the Hero Project on Kickstarter, and take a peek at the video below.

Sponsorship Update from Past Generation Toys – July 6th, 2012

This week @ PastGenerationToys.com

PreOrders

The new Spider-Man movie is here and we have the Diamond Busts and Status below MSRP + Free Shipping. The four include:

Spider-Man Amazing Spider-Man Movie Statue (preOrder)

Lizard Amazing Spider-Man Movie Bust (preOrder)

Proto Spider-Man Amazing Spider-Man Movie Bust (preOrder)

Spider-Man Amazing Spider-Man Movie Bust (preOrder)

Also available:

Star Wars Vintage Collection

Marvel Legends, Marvel Universe, and Avengers

Transformers Fall of Cybertron Action Figures

DC Direct Batman Arkham City Series 3 Action Figure -and- Rhino Marvel Select Action Figure

Syco Collectibles Busts and Statues

Mezco Living Dead Dolls

Now in Stock

Gentle Giant – Thor Movie Bust, Hulk, Dath Vader ESB Statue, Tedn Dahai, Logray, and The Thing

Mattel – MOTUC, WWE, Voltron, and Infinite Earth

DC Direct – Batman The Dark Knight Rises Status and Busts

Hasbro – Vintage Star Wars, Clone Wars, Transformers Prime, Avengers, Spider-Man, Marvel Universe and Botcon 2012 Exclusives

Takara – Japanese Imports Transformers Prime

Mezco – Hit Girl Kick Ass Previews PX Exclusive Living Dead Doll, LDD Series 23 and Earthworm Jim 6 Inch Figure

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Thanks for shopping with Past Generation Toys!!

 

Email update from the Collectors’ Club regarding the online store

During the G.I. Joe Collectors Club panel, Brian spoke about his desire to get the online store up and running as soon as possible, and it looks like they might already be making some progress.  Fun Publications sends along the following email update regarding the Club store:

This quick update is going out to all members of both clubs.   

It will still be a couple more weeks (we don’t know exactly how long as we are waiting on the host to finish their work) until our dedicated store server is online.  

Once it is ready to go, we will let you know that products in the store have be made active and you will be able to order items from the clubs again.  

We do not anticipate that all items will be available in the club stores on opening day so please have patience as we finish the migration from the old e-commerce site to this one.

In addition, to try and avoid a denial of service issue (because of the volume) we will only bring one set of products online at a time. 

We will email you when we are going to bring the products online.  We are anticipating being ready to go the week of July 23rd, but that could change.

Thanks to both groups for your patience and the two great conventions this year!

Brian

Hopefully once the store goes online there won’t be any technical issues and we can move forwards towards the Figure Subscription Service!  Fingers crossed.

Coverage of IDW Comics Panel from 2012 G.I. Joe Convention

The whole Convention weekend is such a whirlwind, I often don’t have time to reflect on things I missed until afterwards.  And unfortunately I missed a pretty big one this past weekend when I was pulled away during the IDW Comics panel on Saturday.  I had been looking forward to the panel, especially considering Carlos Guzman was the speaker, and he edits my favorite book these days, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.  However, the quick pace of the Con pulled me elsewhere at that same time.

Thankfully, someone was there to bail me out!  Anyone who has read this site or listened to What’s on Joe Mind is probably familiar with Jay, who runs CardedHeroes.com.  Well, his wife Mo (who you can actually hear on the “Ladies’ Night” Special Edition Episode of What’s on Joe Mind) attended JoeCon, and as a huge comic buff, she was front and center for the IDW panel.  I reached out to her, and she was very kind enough to write up a fantastic piece on the IDW panel.

I cannot thank her enough.  I strive to try and have the most in depth and thorough coverage as a I can, and I’m quite disappointed in myself that I wasn’t able to make the IDW panel.  Thank you, Mo, for yanking my butt out of the fire.

Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below for the full write up, with pictures included!

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