The fantastic folks from JoeDeClassified.com have posted the latest and greatest episode of the Joe DeClassified Spec Ops (JDSO) Podcast, and in this episode they speak with the legendary Guy Cassady!
If you collected G.I. Joe vehicles in the mid 80s, chances are you owned some of Guy’s work. The Conquest, Rolling Thunder, the Persuader, and the Desert Fox are just three of the items he worked on. He brings an encyclopedic knowledge of automobile design and construction to the toys he built, and it shows!
So the Marauder “Task Force” Kickstarter is already funded, which means our jobs are done, right?
There are a ton of great stretch goals on the Kickstarter, and my personal favorite (Carmen) still has a ways to go before funding is reached. Marauder has also been fielding a number of questions about the accessory pack outs and details about the figures, but unfortunately Kickstarter only allows so many images to be posted.
Because of this, Marauder has created a fantastically massive Facebook Photo Album to share nearly EIGHTY images of his Task Force soldiers. All sorts of great combinations of figures, accessories, vests, weapons, helmets, etc… are there for your consumption.
For folks looking to bone up on their UK G.I. Joe knowledge or just get into the G.I. Joe spirit leading up to “JoeCon Week”, the latest episode of the Full Force podcast is now online!
In this ‘better late than never’ episode, the gang chat about (old) news, review a very ‘cool’ figure, look at a related item in ‘From the Vault’ and get Erik Arana from Boss Fight Studios to build a version of said ‘cool’ figure himself. It is a packed episode full of the usual toilet humour and genius insight that one finds hard to get elsewhere. Open your ear trumpets and get ready to be blown……….away!! FULL FORCE!!
Over the past several weeks we’ve been inundated with news and reports about the NBC sitcom Community doing a special “G.I. Jeff” animated episode in the spirit of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.
Well, I’d say anyone who saw the episode last night would take it one step further… it wasn’t just “in the spirit”, it was designed to essentially BE a G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero episode. Obviously the folks at Community had to get permission from Hasbro to run with this to the degree that they did (check out a great IGN interview with Dan Harmon for some of those tidbits).
For a more detailed review, click the Continue Reading link below.
I mentioned in my last news post that time spent on the dio-story had taken some time away from reviews, but all that time is about to pay off!
Ten days from today, Sunday, April 14th, my latest Dio-Story will begin! Picking up right where Ghosts left off, with Cobra on the precipice of executing Operation: Eclipse, G.I. Joe has been pushed to their breaking point. Mustering up all their resources, the team launches one last offensive against Cobra’s secret Amazon headquarters!
This is the largest scale dio-story I have ever done, and I feel like it’s a satisfying end to my little corner of the G.I. Joe universe. I hope others will feel the same way after all is said and done.
Exciting news for folks looking forward to snagging everyone’s favorite redneck G.I. Joe and his trusty halftrack! The G.I. Joe Collectors Club has posted pre-orders in the Club Store for Cross Country and his HAVOC mk 2!