Richard the Warlock on Kickstarter – designed by Boss Fight Studio

Looking for Group is an award-winning webcomic that has thrilled and amused fantasy fans for a long time, and the next evolution made sense… one of the main characters of Looking for Group, Richard the Warlock in action figure form can be found on Kickstarter!

I will admit I know little to nothing about the comic or the character, but it was designed by Catrina from  Boss Fight Studio alongside Blind Ferrett, and my good friend Ryan worked on the project as well, which means I’m going to send some props  their way to help this thing get off the ground.

This Kickstarter is unique in another way as well… as part of a new “One-and-Done” initiative, these Kickstarters run for just one week and feature just a single tier of support, reducing quite a bit of complexity and streamlining the process for a very swift funding opportunity.  As a result, you don’t have much time to help this product reach virtual shelves.

Don’t wait!  This looks like a really fun action figure and it’s in scale with all of your favorite 1:18 toy lines.  Check out and support the Kickstarter you won’t regret it!

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Animal Warriors of the Kingdom prepares for Kickstarter Relaunch

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ANIMAL WARRIORS OF THE KINGDOM™ Series One: will consist of Ape, Canine, and Feline warriors, including the series main protagonist the albino ape Pale and he’s vile nemesis Baron Kah Lee. Each figure features 17 points of articulation as well as removable armor and weapon accessories.

THE FIGURES: are 1:18 scale figures similar to G.I. Joe, Marvel Universe, H.A.C.K.S, Marauders Task Force, Dime Novel Legends, Eagle Force Returns, Zombie Lab and Hellscreamerz figures. The figures are sculpted, colored and faithful of the comic book source material while remaining highly detailed with have great crossover potential for lines like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S.!

Kickstarter Launches May 1st

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PALE: ADVENTURE ARMOR -The young albino ape king sports his trademark Mohawk and red armor while wielding the ability to absorb his fallen enemies powers; however this gift comes at a great cost as their ghosts become attached to him and slowly drive him mad!

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BARON KAH LEE – The evil leader of the horrid, bent on dethroning Pale and taking the crown for himself. The supreme commander of the vile horrid will stop at nothing until all animal kind kneels before him. Create Kah Lee’s Elite Guard with alternate head accessory.

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LEON: This traveling hero roams from town to town fighting for honor and revenge. His people were among the first to be displaced and enslaved by the Baron’s rein. The first of Several Feline and Canine Figures we will offer.

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CHUNARIAN SOLDIERS -These heroic soldiers make up the backbone of the Chunarian army and guard the walls of the sanctuary jungle city of Chuh-Nar from enemies of every kind. Create the Captain of the Guard with alternate head accessory. The first of Three army builders offered in the initial assortment.

Marauder Valkyries have all been shipped to Kickstarter backers!

It’s looking like a Merry Christmas!

The fine folks over at Marauder “Gun Runners” have sent an email to let backers now that all Valkyrie figures from the Kickstarter campaign have been shipped!

Not only that, but they’re coming with a special bonus as well… with extra torsos included for all.  Check out the full email below… I can’t wait to get my hands on these figures, they look awesome!

Dear “814 Valtaskers!”

All orders have shipped! We shipped international orders first and then domestic orders. Our intention was for “most” of the orders to arrive “around” the same time. Everyone should have received an email with tracking (that is if you provided the correct email address and we correctly entered the info). If you didn’t get tracking, check your spam folder. Still no tracking, contact us at: info@marauderinc.com

If you encounter any issues after you receive your Kickstarter reward package, PLEASE be so kind as to contact us FIRST at: info@marauderinc.com BEFORE posting on facebook or the message boards. We don’t read all the posts on social media or on the various sites, so the only way we’ll know there is any type of error and be able to correct that issue is if you do us the courtesy of letting us know!

EVERY Kickstarter reward package received at least ONE bonus Valkyries female T-shirt torso. To place the t-shirt torso on the figure, just “pop” off the fatigue torso and “pop” on the t-shirt torso. No need to go “Hulk” on the body parts, they should easily separate and stay securely attached. In addition, EVERYONE that ordered a Recon Ops female Valkyries figures ALSO received a bonus fatigue torso (in addition to the t-shirt torso). Also, everyone that ordered the black Night-Ops figure received a set of armored forearms and a set of cloth forearms for each figure. To change the forearms, Just warm up the upper arms of the figure in hot water to swap the forearms. Side note, we were able to add Marauder “Gun-Runners” bonus pens to only some orders, since we received the pens very late in the packing/shipping process.

Here are some quick solutions to possible questions after you get your items:

-When attaching the clear visors to the flight helmets, do NOT insert the entire visor into the slit on the front of the helmet. Push the tiny black knob on the visor through the helmet slit from INSIDE the helmet. After insertion, adjust the position of the visor so it can easily be moved up & down.

-The removable Hood works BEST with BALACLAVA HEADS. If you put the hood on other heads, it can be difficult to remove the head from the hood . Again, BEST to use the hood with the Balaclava heads.

-Peg holes on the foot bottom of the tan Desert Ops Valkyries are TOO big for our IDS stands (only the tan female figure has the peg issue, all other versions are fine). “Corrected” feet are on the way to us, but we did not want to hold up the orders for the feet. So, if the peg hole is an issue, we can add replacement feet to a future order.

-The peg for the rifle sheath backpack might require a tiny piece of tape around the tip to fit snug in the back hole of some of the figures. We have encountered this on some of the figures and this non-permanent solution corrects any problems.

We required almost everything we received to fill the Kickstarter reservations, so the MTF Valkyries items and the new MTF accessories won’t be live on the website until we receive the rest of the initial shipment. No definite date as of yet, but we hope soon. Rest assured, we have a small reserve amount of the MTF Valkyries items on hand to take care of any errors or mix-ups related to the Kickstarter reward packages.

Again, thank you for your support and we REALLY hope you like the items.

Take care!

MJ & the MGR Team

Dime Novel Legends Kickstarter hits milestone, but still needs our help

The much anticipated Kickstarter for Dime Novel Legends by Chicken Fried Toys has been going for a couple of weeks now and is going strong, passing by the $100,000 marker within the past day or so.

There is, however, still a ways to go, as they still need another 25 grand to be fully funded, and there are plenty of stretch goals out there for the taking as well.

If you haven’t considered funding yet, please check out the Dime Novel Legends Kickstarter, and check all their updates, as the structure and incentives are only getting better as time goes on!

Pledge for this great looking Old West action figure line now!

It’s Amazon Prime Day!

When it comes to my sponsors and store affiliation things, I try to refrain from the shameless shilling, but I’m making an exception today.  Deal with it.  :)

Today, Amazon has launched Prime Day and it’s a great chance to not only kick the tires on their Amazon Prime service, but to get some really insane price deals, too.  I’ve been a member of Amazon Prime for several years and I would never go back.  It’s more than made up the money for me on shipping, plus the streaming video service ain’t half bad either.

Also, if you use my Affiliate link when you buy Amazon products, it supports the site and allows me to expand my reviews a little bit beyond typical G.I. Joe fare.  Recently I’ve been able to review several Transformers items, and I was just able to purchase one of the new Takara Dia Battles sets thanks to my Amazon Affiliation.  Please consider helping GeneralsJoes by clicking my Amazon Affiliate link and checking out Prime Day!

Shill over.

Happy New Year from GeneralsJoes

I’ll be the first to admit that it’s been a trying year both from a personal standpoint and the “hobby” standpoint.  Certainly great things have come throughout 2015, but losing a close friend (as well as close family) always puts a big red “X” through any particular year on the calendar.

As we put 2015 in the rear view mirror and look towards 2016 lets all remember that we are called a community because we are one.  My closest friends that I have in the world are all people I met through the G.I. Joe brand and at various G.I. Joe Conventions throughout the years.  The mere hint that something like that might not be a given past 2016 is deeply troubling to me, and hopefully troubling to other folks in the community as well.

I keep my hopes up and look towards the New Year with optimism.  Hopefully all of you have great things to look forward to as well.

Happy New Year!

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Happy Veterans Day from GeneralsJoes

As G.I. Joe fans, I’d hope many of us would be a bit more acutely aware of the importance and significance of celebrating those folks who volunteer to put their lives on the line for the safety of us and our country.

In reality, we’d celebrate their service more than one day per year, but on this day especially, let’s take a moment to think of our Veterans and show some appreciation for what they do.

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RUMOR ALERT – Mattel acquires Thundercats license?

Okay, I must admit when I first saw this little SDCC related news item pop up I immediately checked the calendar to make sure it wasn’t April 1st. This seems like one of those stories that simply works too well to be true.

But Toy News International is reporting that Mattel has acquired the license to produce Thundercats figures and that their plans for those figures (based on the classic cartoon) involve keeping them in scale with their Masters of the Universe Classics toyline.  None of this has been confirmed, so take it with a huge grain of salt.

Whether that means the two lines would share parts or whether they would have a subscription model for the Thundercats line is all in question right now, and hopefully as SDCC goes on, we’ll get some answers. As a big Masters of the Universe fan and even bigger Thundercats fan, I am more than a little giddy at this idea. Unfortunately, however, Thundercats has a recent history of doing something great but not doing it for very long. Just see their excellent animated series and recent Bandai action figures for proof of this.

I plan on reporting on any of this news as it comes up, so stay tuned.

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JoeCustoms Podcast 2015 Convention Recap!

The convention has passed us by, but the fine folks at the JoeCustoms podcast have posted a great recap of the show, featuring Morgan Lofting (the voice of the Baroness), Patrick Kelly from Diorama Dreams, Bill Merklein, Hasbro sculptor extraordinaire, Tim Finn, and the folks from DeClassified, Pat and Darren!

This is one mother of an episode, so check it out and go back in time to the 2015 JoeCon!

Check it out on Podbean, and via the embedded player below.