Another cool looking toy product on Kickstarter – BMOG Attacks!

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!

 

Previews for IDW Publishing G.I. Joe #11 and Special Missions #10

Tomorrow caps of Fred Van Lente’s run on the G.I. Joe comic for IDW Publishing, and he goes out in style with some awesome Sigma 6 homage work in the first group of pages.  Thumbs up from me on that one.

Check out the previews for G.I. Joe #11 and G.I. Joe: Special Missions #10 below.

G.I. Joe #11

Fred Van Lente (w) • Steve Kurth (a & c)

THE ORIGIN OF ROADBLOCK! How did a humble army chef become the man-mountain we know and love? (Hint: It wasn’t through home cooking!)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • A powerful tale of one of the most popular G.I. Joe team members!
  • Variant cover by Ryan Dunlavey!

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #10

Chuck Dixon (w) • Paul Gulacy (a) • Gulacy, Will Rosado (c)

DESTRO MUST DIE—PART ONE! The Special Missions team recruits Copperback from a Supermax prison to lead them to her former employer: Laird DESTRO. COBRA’s favorite weapons maker is in G.I. JOE’s crosshairs. But only if they can survive their alliance with the deadly and duplicitous Copperback.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Paul Gulacy returns for another action-packed arc!
  • Variant cover by S L Gallant!