Marauder Task Force posts HUGE Kickstarter Update!

There is a ton of exciting news in the latest update to the Marauder Task Force Exo-Suit/K9 Kickstarter, it’s tough for me to decide just where to start.

I guess I’ll start with the biggest news first:



Amazing update to the ongoing Kickstarter is that Marauder is moving forward on producing 1:18 scale figures in suits, something that’s been missing the marketplace for a very long time.  But in true MTF style, they are making them variable with the ability to wear tactical vests and various lower arms.

But that’s not all.  Anyone who is interested in the Exo-Suit figures is getting a bunch more bang for their buck.  Where previously you had to consider getting the Exo-Suit and the additional accessories in two separate purchases, now every single Exo-Suit will come complete with ALL of the accessories!  So if you bought a 6-Pack, you no longer have to use two slots for a complete Exo-Suit.  Along with this, they’ve also shuffled around stretch goals and generally ramped things up for a strong finish.

Check out the full text of the Kickstarter update below and get yer wallets ready to finish this thing off BIG.  If you haven’t considered supporting the Kickstarter, don’t wait – DO IT NOW.

Marauder Task Force 1:18th K9 Dog, Exo Suit & Contract-Ops! by Marauder GR — Kickstarter

Hey Taskers!

We passed $100K in pledges…thank you!  Thanks to hitting that milestone, the distance between each stretch goal has been reduced to only $8,000!  Also, we “adjusted” the order of several of the unlocked stretch goals to meet your requests!  Can unlock more K9 Dogs & Contract Ops figures sooner!  In addition, the “Exo -Suit” gear sets have been REMOVED from the event… because EACH Exo-Suit will receive ALL those additional weapons & accessories added for FREE!  So each Exo-Suit will come FULLY equipped with ALL gear!  And lastly, the highly requested “Agency-Ops” stretch goal is now OFFICIALLY in the stretch goals!  NOT added as the final stretch goal, but inserted into the middle of the unmet stretch goals!  When unlocked, each Agency-Ops figure will come with a full business suit, a 2nd Dress shirt torso, an extra set of rolled up sleeve forearms and Utility vest with pistol & holster.  

Latest Eagle Force Returns online comic released

The story of Eagle Force Returns continues with the reveal of the latest comic, written by yours truly and with art by the awesome Ryan Lord.

It can be seen on the Eagle Force Returns Facebook Page and I’ve mirrored the latest strip below.


Assembly Required 2017 Dates Announced

As a great compliment to the ongoing G.I. Joe Convention, several regional shows have cropped up, and one of the best has been Assembly Required in Des Moines, Iowa.

Dates for this year’s show have been announced, and expect it to be November 4th, 2017.  With great vendors, informative panels and a gathering of awesome fellow G.I. Joe fans, this is a show I’ve hoped to attend several times, but have not been able to make it work.

Don’t make the same mistake I have, circle the date on your calendar, and keep watching the Codename: Iowa Facebook Page for updates!


G.I. Joe Collectors Club Summer Sale ends Friday

The G.I. Joe Collectors Club continues their summer blowout with a sale ending this coming Friday.

Check out the following email with details:

Sales ends FRIDAY! 

End of Summer Sale. Check out the featured items!  Some items still available…

Click here for clearance items!

2010 12 ” Club Exclusive Urban Adventurer Uniform Accessory Set (Figure Not Included) 2 pcs $11.99
12″ Club Exclusive 40th Anniversary Medic Helmets (1 pack of 4) $3.50
12″ Club Exclusive 40th Anniversary Navy Helmets (1 pack of 4) $3.50
2014 3 3/4 G.I. Joe H.A.V.O.C.(Heavy Assault Vehicle Ordnance Carrier) MK-II (1 pc) $27
GIJoeCon 2015 3 3/4″ Tiger Force T-Shirt (Adult Medium, Large, XL, 2XL) $8 
GIJoeCon 2015 12″ “Red Top” Shirt (Child Medium, Adult Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL) $8
Souvenirs GIJoeCon 2015 Hat $8
2015 12″ GIJoeCon Pilot Accessory Pack (1 pc) $70
2015 12″ GIJoeCon The Adventures of G.I. Joe Test Pilot featuring Fantastic Freefall and Descent Into Darkness Convention Set (1 pc) $293
2015 3 3/4″ Carded Club Exclusive Dr. Mindbender  (unsigned) 1 pc $17.99
2015 Polybag 3 3/4″ Club Exclusive “Arctic: Dr Mindbender Figure (1 pc) $11.99
2015 G.I. Joe Club Exclusive COBRA WAVE CRUSHER with COBRA SUB VIPER (1 pc) $30
2015 12″ G.I. JOE Lost Talker Action Pilot (1 pc) $44.99
2015 12″ G.I. JOE Lost Talker Action Sailor (1 pc) $44.99
2016 12″ GIJoeCon Eight Ropes of Danger & Dive Into Darkness Convention Set (1 pc) $310
2016 GIJoeCon Exclusive Sky Patrol Jump 6-pack (1 pack) $40
2016 GIJoeCon Exclusive Cobra Jump 6-pack (1 pack) $40
2016 GIJoeCon Exclusive Sky Striker (1 pc) 125
2016 GIJoeCon Exclusive Beer Stein with Sky Patrol Logo (handwash only) 1 pc $5
2016 GIJoeCon Exclusive Sky Patrol T-Shirt Size Medium (1 pc) $12.99
2016 G.I. Joe Club/Transformers Club Crossover Exclusive 5 pack(Scarlett Ninja Force, Dr. Sidney Biggles-Jones, Cobra Commander, Megatron, Ratbat) 1 set$119
2016 G.I. JOE CLUB/Transformers Club Crossover Only Human RODIMUS PRIME Figure (1 pc) $23.99
2016 G.I. JOE CLUB/Transformers Club Crossover Only Human ARCEE Figure (1 pc) $23.99
GI Joe 12″ Adventure Team Walkie Talkie Set (2 ea per pkg) 1 set $4
GI Joe 12″ Female Military Fatigue Set (1 pc)$4


Also note about Convention hotel.  The block has filled on some nights.   The hotel is watching and will add rooms as long as they can to the nights that have run out.  Please let us know if you have any issues.  We should be able to accommodate everyone at the Marriott.

Thanks for your support!


Funko Pop Destro exclusive at NYCC

It’s almost October, which means we’re getting close to New York ComicCon, and Funko has announced an awesome looking exclusive Pop available at the convention.

None other than the COBRA weapons expert and leader of the Iron Grenadiers – Destro!  Check out the image below, and hit up NYCC October 5th – 8th to get your own.