Coroflot Portfoilio site reveals unproduced Combat Heroes playsets

At least that’s what I think I’m looking at…

Scott, a GeneralsJoes commentor left a comment in regards to a portfolio from AGO Design Group that appears to be some Combat Hero scaled vehicles meant to mix with the G.I. Joe line.

An Aircraft Carrier playset as well as a transforming tank and attack helicopter look to make up a trio of potential large scale playsets for the Combat Heroes.  The neat thing is, in vehicle modes, the vehicles look the right size to accommodate the Combat Heroes, then fold out into miniature playsets, while the Aircraft Carrier is a full blown feature-filled set.

They’re pretty awesome and look very much like some of the Imaginext stuff we’re seeing these days.  I was never really fully captivated by the Combat Heroes line, but it’s always neat to see stuff like this.  Check out AGO Design Group on Coroflot, and I’ve mirrored the images below as well.

Rank and File book to launch at JoeCon 2015

For a while, folks have been hoping for a reference guide focusing on G.I. Joe items in the modern era format.  At the 2015 G.I. Joe Convention, fans will be getting their wish!

James Kavanaugh, Jr, noted author of the RAHC Guide covering new sculpt figures has revealed that he plans to have books available for JoeCon in Springfield, and they will also be sold via a website afterwards.

A press release was posted over on the G.I. Joe Discussion Facebook group along with some fantastic preview images.  If you’re going to JoeCon, make sure you search out his booth, and if not, keep an eye out for when they go on sale afterwards.  This is gonna be good!

The adventure has evolved in Rank & File – A Guide to Third Generation 4” G.I. Joe Action Figures!

After a brief hiatus in 2006 that allowed G.I. Joe to flourish in other areas, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero went in a new stylistic direction that is still predominately used today! Not only did fans get to revisit some of their most cherished icons within the G.I. Joe mythos, they were introduced to new characters that are now known and loved.

The Rank & File Guide v1 is the introductory volume of a series of guides that fully displays every G.I. Joe action figure produced between the 25th Anniversary and today, complete with every accessory and variation produced. Volume 1 begins with a introduction to G.I. Joe, discussing its 1964 origins all the way up to the Real American Hero line in its first two generations, and then fully explores the 25th Anniversary and Resolute series of 4″ action figures. Not only are the accessories shown, they have been carefully cataloged in an upcoming section to guarantee the proper shade of accessory goes to the appropriate action figure. To top it off, every vehicle and play set released in the 4″ era has been documented and every easily removable piece has been individually photographed, ensuring collector completion.

This full color, 52 page resource manual beautifully illustrates the two series’ 275 action figures, 29 vehicles and every accessory, including all known variations. Not only is every accessory present and accounted for, they have each been assigned a unique number and identified throughout the resource guide. Each action figure has been carefully examined between its initial run and further re-releases to ensure that an accurate sample is clearly and concisely presented, perfect for the collector who is identifying individual action figures or sorting through unorganized lots.

Whether you’re a seasoned or rejuvenated collector, enthusiast, or toy vendor; the Rank & File Guide is the definitive compilation for G.I. Joe action figures, vehicles and play sets produced between 2007 to today. Let the Rank & File Guide serve as a reference for completion or a scrap book to the next big turning point of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.

Eagle Force Returns debuts Kayo – the Judo Fighter!

Fresh Monkey Fiction and Zica Toys, the folks behind the upcoming new Eagle Force Returns Kickstarter have promised some exciting things to see at JoeCon.  In advance of that, they have shown off the control art for Kayo – The Judo Fighter!

Quite a departure from the more traditional look of the original Kayo, this version has an almost super hero like tunic in conjunction with the more military legs, and the result is pretty fantastic.  The Eagle Force logo is patterned into the shirt and I really love the look.

Check out Eagle Force Returns on Facebook, and the image is mirrored below.