What’s on Joe Mind Special Edition #39 – the Marauder “Task Force” Interview!

Special Edition #39 is up and rolling! We spend a quick hour speaking with MJ himself from Marauder “Gun-Runners” and Dave Proctor from Boss Fight Studio about the outstanding new Marauder “Task Force” Kickstarter Project!

There are only 7 short days left to help the Task Force, and with an anonymous donor matching all donations up to $5,000 now is the time! Listen to the interview and FUND THIS THING!

Check it out on Podbean.com or embedded below.

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Marauder “Task Force” Kickstarter cruising right along!

I know with the flurry of JoeCon, I haven’t posted many updates about the Marauder “Task Force”, but I wanted to share some great news…  the stretch goal for “Carmen” was reached a couple of days ago, which means the green camouflage figure will be available!

This is awesome news for fans of that figure.  Marauder also posted some great new images and videos of the figures in action to give folks an idea of how these toys will work.  Check out the new images below, and make sure to hit up the Kickstarter Project itself to see the new functionality videos!

With a current pledge amount of $92,000 there have been a number of great stretch goals released already, and still more to come!  Go support the project now!

Epic Photo Album published for Marauder “Task Force” combinations

So the Marauder “Task Force” Kickstarter is already funded, which means our jobs are done, right?

Wrong!

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.

If you haven’t funded yet, these images might just change your mind!  Check them out at the Marauder “Gun Runners” Facebook Page, and I’ve mirrored just a few of them below.

Then, for crying out loud, if you haven’t done it yet, GO FUND THE KICKSTARTER!

Prepare yourself – Marauder “Gun Runners” is changing the game!

In fact, they’re changing the game so much, having “Gun Runners” in their name no longer feels like it captures what they’re currently doing.

For over 10 years now, the “Gun Running” experts over at Marauder have been supplying brand new sculpted and tooled weapons for your favorite 1:18 scale gaming figures, action figures, and others… along with those weapons they’ve been building battle stands, and also distributing accessories of many different types.  But for the first time in their existence, Marauder is doing something totally new and different.

Introducing, the Marauder “Task Force”.

Yes, you heard me.  Marauder is doing FIGURES.  Fully modifiable, customizable, and designed by your friends and mine, Boss Fight Studio, Marauder is completely redefining the modern military figure game, and as one might expect, they need our support to do it!

Somehow they managed to sneak this under the radar, but launched today was a Kickstarter for this new Marauder Task Force, which is sure to be a huge hit with G.I. Joe fans and toy fans everywhere.  I WILL NOT REST UNTIL THIS IS FUNDED.

Take a look for yourself, and somehow I suspect I won’t need to encourage G.I. Joe fans to do this.  It speaks for itself.

Now let’s fund this bad boy!

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Check out the full announcement after the jump!

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Marauder “Gun Runners” features fully painted Series 6 that will blow you away

Anyone who has been following along with the Marauder Kickstarter knows that production is hot and heavy for an upcoming seventh series of excellent weaponry from your favorite 1:18 scale weapons manufacturer.

While we’re all on pins and needles waiting for Series 7 to get unleashed, Marauder has released a fully painted run of Series 6, which is, quite simply, incredible.  I know I’ve been a big fan of the colored weapons that Hasbro has released with some of their recent G.I. Joe figures, and these Marauder weapons are honestly amazing.

With a sampling of desert themed colors, excellent shades of gun metal and even a hint of green on the flame thrower, these series 6 weapons are looking better than ever.

If you want my insight on Series 6 in general, check out the Marauder “Gun Runners” Series 6 Review, meanwhile, check out the image gallery below.

After checking out the pictures, head on over to Marauder “Gun Runners” and pick up your own set of fully painted weapons!  This is some great stuff.

Marauder Gun Runners “MARK II” Supplemental Kickstarter has a full head of steam

Shame on me for not talking about this yet…

Somewhat lost in the shuffle of convention news and G.I. Joe: Retaliation stuff is that everyone’s favorite Gun Runner, Marauder, Inc. has fired off another Kickstarter campaign!  The funding of his next series of weapons was such a successful endeavor, he is using Kickstarter again, this time for a “Mark II” supplemental set.

This supplemental set includes items that were planned for possible “stretch goals” in the previous campaign, but done on their own, they can be had for a much more modest amount.  These items should be familiar to all fans out there!  We’ve got a “Pulse” modular accessory, a flashbang accessory, and a laser accessory.  You can check out the mirrored images below.

Various different contributions will earn various different levels of these weapons, including multiple weapons in the package, and even painted versions of these guns!  As you can see above these are some highly valued and very desirable accessories for all of you G.I. Joe fans out there.

So go ahead and hit up the latest Kickstarter campaign from Marauder “Gun Runners”.  He has already achieved his primary goal, but by hitting the stretch goals, many more options are open.  See the details at Kickstarter.

Marauder “Gun Runners” Kickstarter Campaign – the Final Countdown…

Okay, we’re down within the final 24 hours of the Marauder “Gun Runners” Kickstarter campaign and the good news is, Marauder has MET THE KICKSTARTER GOAL!  Woo hoo!  As of 7:45 this morning, contributions have been met to make this project happen.

Keep in mind, Marauder has plenty of stretch goals as well, and the more money that comes in, the more stuff that will be available to everyone.

As an added thank you, Marauder has also beefed up the rewards for folks contributing at the Pirate Horde or Double Horde levels.  This may provide an added incentive to bolster your contribution.  The Marauder “Gun Runners” Kickstarter page is right here, and read the details of the latest update below.

Hey Folks!

Since we might not hit some of the “stretch” goals and we really want to add “more” stuff to the packages….we are ADDING a Complete Series #6 set in “Realistic” paint scheme to the Pirate Hoard level (and 2 to the Double Hoard level) as a “thank you” for those contributing to our project (at NO addtional costs to those who have participated at those levels or will participate at those levels).  Also, will be glad to “swap” out the below painted Series #6 set for the “Realistic” painted new items (Picaroon level) or the “Desert Tan” painted new items (again, can make your selection in the after event “survey”).

Here are some painted samples (final designs may vary slightly from items shown):

Here are ALL the items NOW in the $100 Pirate Hoard level:

Thanks again for your support!
MJ

REMINDER – Time is running out to support the Marauder Kickstarter!

Come on, Joe fans!  If you love G.I. Joe, I know you love what Marauder “Gun Runners” has done for the hobby over the past 10 years.  Some of the best in scale weapons and accessories that the G.I. Joe line (or any 1:18 scale line for that matter) has ever seen.

The Kickstarter project is almost done, and there is still a little ways to go, so let’s all put our money where our mouths are and put it over the top!

Check out the Kickstarter Page right here!  There isn’t much time left.

Marauder “Gun Runners” launches Kickstarter campaign to fund future releases!

For going several years now I’ve been saying good things about Marauder “Gun Runners”, not just for the excellent product they release, but their outstanding customer service, willingness to accept fan input, and outstanding communication has created a strong and intense fan following.

Now those fans need to step up.

Marauder “Gun Runners” has been receiving lots of customer requests for new product, to the point where they can’t logistically produce their excellent items on a time frame to meet demand.  So Marauder John has announced via Facebook that they are launching an exciting Kickstarter Campaign to fund future releases!

Their current goal is $17,000, which would allow them to fund production for 10 ALL NEW items for their “Gun Runners” business, and that includes unpainted weapons as well as pre-painted versions as well.

There will be several “stretch goals” as well, which means for a certain amount over their $17,000 goal, they will add more NEW ITEMS to this assortment.  This is our chance, Joe fans.  Marauder “Gun Runners” has done amazing stuff for us over the past seven years, we NEED to step up and kick in some funds to help get this new assortment into the production chain.  It will only benefit all of us with great new gear and accessories for our favorite 1:18 scale figures.

Hit up the Kickstarter project RIGHT HERE!

GeneralsJoes Reviews Marauder “Gun Runners” Series 6!

It’s taken me a long time, but I’ve finally gathered together my thoughts for the sixth series of Marauder “Gun Runners” fantastic weapons and accessories.  From standard assault rifles to a plethora of modular accessories, grips, and scopes, Series 6 of Marauder’s offerings is simply fantastic.

Check out the full review in my Marauder “Gun Runners” section, or at the direct link below.