Are you a fan of G.I. Joe custom figures? Do you like making customs or just looking at them? Regardless of your thoughts on the customizing community and the wonderful product they turn out on a regular basis, you need to hit up JoeCustoms.com and check out their seventh annual Custom Celebration!
Customizer interviews, custom showcases, and nominations for the JCA awards are all hitting the site throughout this week.
Don’t feel left out, go hit up JoeCustoms.com to join in the Custom Celebration!
Over the past several years some pretty cool Jurassic Park toys using G.I. Joe tooling have appeared in the gray market and throughout Asia, indicating to G.I. Joe fans everywhere that some great potential fodder for their collections might be on the horizon.
So the fans waited…and waited… and waited some more. Here we are, two years down the line, and with still no Jurassic Park toyline at retail, it almost seemed like these items were destined for the dustbins of history. Not so fast, my friends.
According to Variety, Hasbro is returning to Jurassic Park to assist Universal in revitalizing the now famous brand. This news coincides with more auctions and Asian sellers appearing with various G.I. Joe themed Jurassic Park items. All of this leads one to think that perhaps that G.I. Joe looking Jurassic Park toyline isn’t nearly as dead as we might have thought.
Granted, according to the article, toys won’t be hitting until 2014, so it’s entirely possible something totally new and different might be coming next year, but knowing how much Hasbro likes re-using tooling, I think it’s a safe bet that some of those very cool so-far unproduced Jurassic Park toys may find their way into collector hands. Check out the full article right here, and for some great intel on the Jurassic Park/G.I. Joe connection, hit up JoeDeClassified.com.
A short while ago I posted a breakdown of the unique codes on the back of the Kre-O blind bags to help folks who are looking for a specific figure concealed within those blind bags. The code breakdown was courtesy of HissTank.com and should be very helpful to folks trying to find that fuzzy headed Joe Colton or Quick Kick with authentic FUGEE bar!
I’ve been seeing some folks out there who must have missed the post the first time around, so I’m getting it back out on the front page here. Bookmark this one, boys and girls! Check out the blind bag codes below:
- 23401 75 Alley Viper
- 23401 76 Cobra Ninja Viper
- 23401 77 Cobra Trooper
- 23401 78 Crimson Guard
- 23401 79 Cobra Axe Ninja
- 23401 80 Kim Arashikage (Jinx)
- 23401 81 Kamakura
- 23401 82 Quick Kick
- 23401 83 Rock-N-Roll
- 23401 84 Scarlett
- 23401 85 Adventure Team Commander
- 23401 86 Torpedo
Thanks again to Tron at HissTank.com for the intel.
While the “Ultimate” Flint is still a ways off, we have a Flint available in Wave 2 of the G.I. Joe: Retaliation line. Yes, he’s just a repaint of the version 1 Duke with a new head, but there are some merits to this figure as well. Enough merits to buy this one instead of the upcoming “Ultimate” version?
Check out my G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review page, or just hit up the link below.