While it’s not strictly G.I. Joe related a fun looking new toy concept has emerged on Kickstarter, and in fairness has been up there for a while, and it has some very cool ties to another Hasbro brand, Transformers.
Some fine collector and designer folks from the online community have created a proof of concept for a new idea called Bio-Mechanical Ordnance Gestalts, or BMOG. These really cool looking collectible toys are essentially weapons that can combine together into creatures in many different fascinating ways. The really cool thing is that the peg system is based around a 5mm standard that is compatible with many old school toys including Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and even Starcom.
They are really close to their funding limit, only needing less than $3,000 more, and just figured I’d spread the word. Some of the folks behind it have also worked alongside Fun Publications and the G.I. Joe/Transformers Collectors Club.
Anyway, check out the project right here, it looks like a lot of fun, and could use some of our support to push it through to the finish line. The way the retail toy world works we need to support these independent projects any chance we can get!