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.
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!
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!
Over on their Facebook Page, the folks behind Marauder “Gun Runners” have posted an exciting announcement about the upcoming G.I. Joe Convention in Loveland, Colorado!
We hope to see you ALL in a couple weeks at the upcoming Joe convention in Colorado! At the con, we will have:
-A huge 3 booth Marauder “Gun-Runner” display
-The MTF Valkyries figures & gear from the production tools on display
-NEW & UNANNOUNCED MTF accessories & gear on display that are ALSO getting released this summer
-Special con pricing on MTF items & MGR weapons,
-UNVEIL our upcoming and ALREADY IN THE WORKS Marauder Task Force 2017 projects
-3 (THREE), never before released, MTF Convention EXCLUSIVE figure styles: Range-Ops, Assault-Ops and Havoc-Ops (details and images to come!)
-Ryan Lord, the artist responsible for the MTF cardart illustrations & MTF skull/knife design, will be at the booth with a wide variety of artwork & custom items.
Again, would love to see you all at show! Please stop by, check out the booth and say “Hi” to your “Gun-Runners!”
Sounds pretty exciting! Everyone make sure you check out the Marauder booth at JoeCon, I’ve hit it in year’s past and it’s always a highlight of the Convention!
Okay, I think I’m in love.
Alongside their latest Kickstarter for the Marauder Task Force Valkyries, Marauder “Gun Runners” also included a great stretch goal for the “stedi-cam gunner” an excellent looking tweaked version of the Marauder Task Force figure with rolled up sleeves, different lower legs, a fantastic new helmet, webgear, and really cool looking new stedi-cam heavy weapon.
Today over on the Marauder Gun Runners Facebook page we get a first look at an early test shot of this set and frankly, it looks amazing. Even better than I thought it might. The same fantastic design work that we’ve come to expect from Boss Fight Studio, all working flawlessly within the Marauder customizable figure system. Really great stuff. Check out the mirrored images below.
During the Kickstarter for the Marauder Task Force Valkyries figures, we were all pleasantly surprised by the appearance of more deco choices for the existing Marauder Task Force figures. Many folks took advantage of the Kickstarter to buy these new colors, and now those new colors are available in the Marauder store!
The following email communication comes from the folks at Marauder “Gun Runners”:
Hey 814 Valtaskers!
The remaining Orange Hazard Ops, Brown Terra Ops, Yellow Shock Ops, Gray Tech Ops and Yellow/Green Strike Ops figures and accessories are NOW live on www.marauderinc.com We received several questions about when the new deco figures and new colored gear would be available…so wanted to let you all know!
Thanks again for your support!
MJ & Team
Ever since the Kickstarter launched I’ve been dreaming of getting my sweaty palms on these fun looking figures. That day has come, and I hope you’re prepared for a mammoth review of the much anticipated Marauder “Task Force”!
It seems like so long ago that the Marauder “Task Force” Kickstarter was breaking through $200,000 and unlocking some crazy stretch goals in those last 24 hours. It all went by in a blur, as have the several months since that event. Well, for the first time ever we now have a good shot of the production level paint scheme for this great looking figures! These samples should be exactly how the final versions look when we all get them in our grubby little hands by the end of the year.
One word: IMPRESSIVE.
Check out the image below, and keep checking Marauder “Gun Runners” on Facebook for the latest info. Expect some nice 360 degree videos of these samples to be shown soon!
EDIT – You know, I was just going to report the story and move on… but I just can’t.
These figures look incredible. Absolutely incredible. Boss Fight Studio didn’t just hit a home run, they nailed an extra-inning game winning grand slam. These are straight-up spectacular.
Huge props to Kevin Watts and Ruben as well who hand-painted the original samples. Everything about this project is ringing true for me, and I am absolutely giddy to get some of these in my hands. Awesome stuff.
Some exciting updates from the world of the Marauder “Gun Runners” Task Force! It doesn’t seem like too long ago that we were all fired up for the Task Force Kickstarter, sending it to a raging success, and now we get our first images of “First Shot” tooling samples courtesy of the Marauder Facebook Page.
Gotta tell you, these things look sharp. Great articulation, lots of detail, and already capable of some impressive poses.
If you missed out on the Kickstarter, don’t worry, these should be available directly in the Marauder “Gun Runner” Store, but I for one can’t wait to get it in my mailbox! Let’s not forget to throw a bunch of credit to Boss Fight Studio for crafting such a fantastic looking figure. Great design and sculpting by the folks over there!
Check out the images below, and keep checking Marauder on Facebook for the latest updates.
Last week, the folks from Marauder posted some fantastic color mock up images from their Logan and Julie “stretch goal” figures, remarking that they should be pretty close to what the final samples look like.
Well, the illustrator of those images, Stephan reached out to me with larger versions of the two mock ups! Check them out below, and be sure to hit up Fundafull if you want to keep the pre-order spirit alive for the Marauder Task Force!