Boss Fight Studio webstore now showing items IN STOCK and new added!

Bossfightshop.com has undergone a dramatic overhaul today with shifting all of their pre-order product to IN STOCK status as well as adding a wealth of new product including Army Builder packs, the new green and white blanks as well as a brand spanking new Olympus Blue Accessory Set!

Holy wow.

Check out BossFightShop.com and grab these goods while they’re in stock, and check out the full update below.

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Huge G.I. Joe Convention High Res Image Update – Marauder, Eagle Force, Legends of the West, AWOK goodness

Huge thanks to YoJoe staffer Phil for making the rounds on the convention floor today and agreeing to grab some better images of the Marauder Task Force, Eagle Force, Legends of the West and Animal Warriors of the Kingdom figures that were revealed yesterday!

There’s a ton of great stuff being shown during JoeCon, and you can check out some fantastic images below.  Please check out the YoJoe G.I. Joe Convention 2016 Photo Galleries as well for some other great images straight from Loveland, Colorado!

Big kudos to Phil and the YoJoe team for their coverage.  Expect them to be all over the Hasbro Team presentation at 11am Mountain/1pm Central TODAY!

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Marauder Task Force reveals fantastic new offerings for 2017

As if there wasn’t enough news already!

By all accounts the Marauder Gun Runners booth at JoeCon is hopping, and in the midst of all  the eager Task Force fans, Marauder has revealed some amazing new items coming in 2017!

First and foremost, what looks to be a Task Force compatible Exo-Suit (think Edge of Tomorrow type of thing) and a fully articulated military K-9!  Articulated animals are something that fans have been clamoring for throughout the years that I’ve been a member of the community and it’s pretty fantastic to see some of those dreams realized.  The images aren’t great I’m trying to get someone to take some better ones) but you can get an idea of what’s coming from Marauder.  Also in their booth are some test shots of upcoming items to be released including lower arms without armor and some new vests and accessories previously unrevealed!

Also, somehow I missed this news tidbit, but physical samples of the Valkyrie Test Shots have also been released via the Marauder Gun Runners Facebook Page, and those are mirrored below.

This has been an amazing start to JoeCon 2016 and both Hasbro and the G.I. Joe Collectors Club are still to come with their reveals.  What an explosive finish to the Fun Publications reign, I desperately wish I was there to enjoy it with everyone else.

Legends of the West has people talking at JoeCon

The first official day of the showroom being open revealed some pretty exciting things from toymakers.  Along with Eagle Force, a brand new line has been revealed at JoeCon called Legends of the West.

The brainchild of Chicken Fried Toys with some design assistance from Boss Fight Studio, infamous members of old west legends are being developed as 1:18 scale action figures!

Early concept artwork and digital mock ups were displayed at the Broken Arrow booth yesterday and you can check out some of those images below.  If you like what you see and want to stay up to date on all things Chicken Fried Toys, a Facebook group

has been set up by the company themselves to keep potential customers informed.  Good stuff!

 

Eagle Force Returns new reveals at G.I. Joe Con 2016!

The Hasbro reveals haven’t quite materialized yet (should be today!) but still exciting news out of JoeCon for Friday.

Over at the Broken Arrow toys booth, some brand spanking new Eagle Force Returns reveals have emerged!  And not just figures, but actual playset items as well.  Images have been posted over at HissTank.com and some really awesome stuff coming.

I’ve mirrored the images below…  but dude…check out the Eagle Island!  Holy cow.

Also, over on JoeCustoms, Joe Harris, who has been working with Fresh Monkey on some Eagle Force concepts, has posted some fantastic up close images of the template for the communications dish as well as a nice look at the Eagle Island playset.  I’m really loving how this line is coming together and will be earmarking some serious cash for the upcoming Kickstarter.

What’s on Joe Mind Episode 104 is online!

Hold onto your butts… What’s on Joe Mind is here with Episode 104, just recorded last week and ready to roll for JoeCon 2016!  We cover the latest news, talk about the Joes of 2004, and lose track of what we’re saying consistently for nearly two hours.  Just another day at the WOJM studio.

You can listen to the episode on Podbean, or the embedded player below.

Show Notes

We talk about the Joes from 2004, catch up on the news, begin to set the table of what will happen at JoeCon…and generally get side tracked – A LOT.  Download it now and listen to it on your way to JoeCon!

Speaking of JoeCon, be sure to catch Mike, Gary, Joe and Chris McLeod from the Full Force at our JoeCon panel on Sunday, June 19th at 1:00.  It will be the last ever panel at JoeCon. Join us as we turn out the lights…forever (maybe, maybe not, we will see – we’re looking at you Hasbro!)

If you have not signed it already, be sure to sign our petition to Save the GI Joe Convention! If you want a Joe-only convention like us, make sure you sign the petition and let the powers-that-be know what you think!  More than 2500 people have signed.  Sign on the campaign today!
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Marauder Gun Runners offering special JoeCon Exclusives!

A short while ago Marauder “Gun Runners” announced that they would have some JoeCon exclusives available in Loveland, Colorado next week, and now we get an idea of what they’re offering!

Check out the post on the Marauder Facebook Page and the mirrored images below.  If you’re hitting JoeCon, make sure to stop by the Marauder booth and stock up!

Hey Folks!
We are excited to unveil the MTF Con Exclusive figures:

Tan with Green ASSAULT-OPS
Green with Brown RANGE-OPS
Tan with Tan HAVOC-OPS

These were the MOST requested color combinations and we are delighted to release them! In addition to new color gear for the Range-Ops & Assault-Ops versions, there are new “SKULL-FACE” balaclava heads. They’ll be available at Joecon and will make remaining inventory live on the website after the show. We hope you like them and look forward to seeing all of you next week at the con!
MJ

Leaked images of upcoming ComicCon set reveal more Transformers/G.I. Joe connections!

EDIT – Original source of the images (as I should have guessed) is ACToys here.  I’ve mirrored a bunch more images and added them to the gallery below.  This set is looking even better!

Labeled as only coming from the “Chinese Web” new images of what is believed to be the upcoming G.I. Joe ComicCon set have emerged on the G.I. Joe Discussion group on Facebook.

This year’s SDCC exclusive appears to be a Rattler repaint as Powerglide, with Scarlett facing off against a HISS repaint as Soundwave, with Zartan!  Very cool looking repaints, for sure, and I’m loving that Scarlett build, though not really wild about the 25th Anniversary head sculpt.

I really loved the Retaliation Zartan as well, it will be interesting to see what the differences are between this one and the previous.

Choosing the repaint the Direct to Consumer HISS Tank is an awesome idea, too, and I’m digging those Soundwave missile launchers at the turret.  Really creative stuff.

Not only is it cool to see these, but there are two slots in the crossword puzzle to fill in!  Check out the mirrored images below, and hit up the G.I. Joe Discussion Group on Facebook to join in the talk!

Vitruvian HACKS Video Review Part 02 – Athenian, Myrmidon, and Disciple of Eurayle!

They are the nameless backbone of the Gorgon War…the soldiers in the trenches.  Their names are not etched into the stone of history, but that doesn’t mean they’re not awesome action figures. :D

I’ve posted another video review for the second Kickstarter shipment of Vitruvian HACKS figures, this time looking at the Athenian Warrior, the Myrmidon Warrior, and the Disciple of Eurayle.  Three great figures who have provided tons of entertainment in the past couple of weeks.

Check out the video review below, and if you prefer the written reviews, hit up my Vitruvian HACKS Review Page.

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Vitruvian HACKS Video Reviews – Stheno, Eurayle & Amazon Warrior

I’m approaching my video reviews for the Vitruvian HACKS second Kickstarter shipment a little differently.  I’m certainly not going to review every single figure individually, but breaking them up into “chunks” made a lot of sense.

For this first review, I’m looking at the ladies of the second shipment first, including Gorgon sisters Stheno and Eurayle as well as the vicious Amazon Warrior.  Obviously, if you prefer to read the written reviews, you can hop on over to the Vitruvian HACKS Review Page, but the video review can also be seen below!

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