Video from the G.I. JoeCon 2015 Action Force vs. the Red Shadows Panel

Dave and Devall over on Toy World Order were all over the place at JoeCon 2015, and they brought their video camera!

Every year, the Palitoy Action Force/Red Shadows panel from Dave Tree is one of my favorite panels of the entire weekend.  This past weekend was no different.  Toy World Order was in the house and captured the whole thing on video!

Any fan of foreign G.I. Joe action figures needs to watch this.  Truly great stuff and very educational, even for long time collectors.  Dave and Chris have a passion for that area of G.I. Joe collecting and it truly shows.  Check out the video below and keep watching Toy World Order for more videos from JoeCon 2015.

JoeCon Recap – Eagle Force Reveals

Sort of lost in the shuffle of the whirlwind of G.I. Joe news over JoeCon weekend was that Fresh Monkey Fiction featured some incredible looking Eagle Force reveals in the form of turn around artwork!

Displayed at the Boss Fight Studio booth, we got our first look at Fireball AND Stryker, Jr, the new Eagle Force sniper.

As expected both new entries look pretty fantastic and right in line with the style of the rest of the Eagle Force offerings.

Check out the image gallery below featuring the artwork for all Eagle Force figures (as well as Captain Action) revealed so far.  The more I see of these the more excited I become!  Some of these designs are fantastic.

Along with the JoeCon reveals, the Eagle Force Returns Facebook page also posted the color turn arounds for Stryker, Jr. and Fireball:

And lastly, they posted a neat little sneak preview for their NEXT reveal:

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Hmmm…  a pretty unique looking crossbow.  If only we knew of a character who came with one of those…

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I am excite.

As always keep watching Eagle Force Returns on Facebook as well as EagleForceReturns.com for the latest updates.

GIJoeCon.com – Images from the 2015 G.I. Joe Convention

While I was trekking across the country, the folks at GIJoeCon.com were busy getting photos uploaded for the 2015 G.I. Joe Convention.

While I tried my hardest to get pictures posted of Hasbro reveals, etc…  I didn’t have a whole lot of time to get images of the contests or the scores of fantastic cosplayers throughout the weekend.

Thankfully, GIJoeCon.com picked up my slack.  Check out their great photo album on GIJoeCon.com!

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Next up for Marauder Task Force?

The folks from Marauder “Gun Runners” are furiously working out the kinks from their first assortment of Marauder Task Force figures. As they iron out that process, they are deep in the design phases for their NEXT installment!

Marauder has posted a little teaser image on their Facebook Page:

Marauder-Valkyries

I would anticipate that this won’t go live until folks have their hands on series 1, but I’m glad the design and conceptual process appears to have started already.

Now, the only question remains… what are these? Obviously Valkyries are famous female warriors, so does that mean Marauder is working on some sort of female Task Force next? Or am I off base?

Time will tell…

Meanwhile, the Marauder “Gun Runner” six inch weapon Kickstarter continues to push onward. Consider supporting that right here.

Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS status update

Lots of folks have been inquiring about the status of the Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS Kickstarter, and they answered a couple questions with a quick newsletter based Q & A:

1) Where are we in the process of getting H.A.C.K.S. Wave 1?

 

As some of you know, Marauder’s Gun Runners and their Marauder Task Force line of figures experienced some production issues. Boss Fight has been on the front line working with them to fix the issue. Why is this important to the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S.? Well, the same facility is being used for both the Marauder Task Force and the H.A.C.K.S. figures. We felt it was in everyone’s best interest to pause our production on the V-H.A.C.K.S. Series 1 until all issues had been resolved. Want to read more about the delay? See our full update here.

 

2) When will figures be available?

 

Short answer – we are hoping to have the product in the hands of our Kickstarter backers this summer! (if you want the long answer, please follow the link above)

As an added bonus, they also posted a great conceptualization video showing how one small step in the toy design process works! This is a great treat for toy fans who don’t generally get to see how the sausage is made, so to speak.

Check out the embedded video below.