Maybe I’m jumping the gun here, but big thanks to skinny on Twitter who pointed me in the direction of a concept artist named Juan Richard Feliz, who has posted some very interesting Visual Development art for a mystery project entitled G.I. Joe Squads. There is no real information about what this is for (whether it’s even work-for-hire professional work or his own experiments) but judging by other work throughout the site, he seems to be a concept artist for mobile and video games.
Several pieces of art are visible, including some really great, fun looking concepts for characters like Duke, Deep Six, Scarlett, Doc, Lady Jaye, Snake Eyes, COBRA Commander, Destro, Zarana, Baroness, Serpentor, and a COBRA B.A.T. Not sure about anyone else, but these designs are kinda right up my alley.
There are also some images of backdrops or scenery, which also seems to lend credence to the fact that these may be video game or mobile game related. Check out all of the nifty concept art over at Juan Richard Feliz’s website, and I’ve also mirrored the images below. Cool stuff, be interesting to see what (if anything) comes of it.
It’s been a little while since the fine folks of the What’s on Joe Mind podcast have blessed the G.I. Joe community with their presence, and in the past few months, a few things have changed with WOJM.
I’m thrilled to report, though, that the WOJM crew is BACK and bringing fresh audio gold to the masses. Mike is joined by cosplay master Joe Colton and 3DJoes mastermind Carson, tossing out two brand-spanking new episodes! One of them recaps the final JoeCon and the second is from the floor of Ohio Toy & Comic Show. It’s fantastic to hear the guys (and girls) of WOJM back and you should absolutely give them a listen. Also, make sure you’re following along on Facebook for the latest news and info about the podcast!
What’s on Joe Mind 2018 JoeCon Wrap Up Show
What’s on Joe Mind Ohio Toy & Comic Show Spectacular
Once again – fantastic to see everyone back behind the microphone, check out the latest episodes right here and now! Good stuff from the fine folks at What’s on Joe Mind.
Boss Fight Studio has headed back to Kickstarter with their follow-up campaign to the highly successful Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. figures. This time around they are launching their new Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. 1:18 Articulated Horses. The horses look absolutely amazing and will be a great compliment to the rest of the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. figures. Each horse comes fully assembled but has the ability to be easily customized. As part of the Kickstarter campaign they are also offering tack kits to outfit the horses and gear kits to customize the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Blanks or carded figures. They have some great stretch goals as part of this campaign such as an Elk, unlocked at $210,000 or Male Centaur Kits to turn your house into a Centaur, unlocked at $315,000. Of course there are many other stretch goals that you can check out as part of the campaign. As of this writing the campaign sits at $84,618 of its $125,000 goal. It has 42 days left and is performing very well. Check it out today and jump on board. This looks like another fantastic Kickstarter by Boss Fight Studio. Head on over to Kickstarter to see more pictures, information and get your pledge in.
Here is a quick update on one of the active Kickstarters going on right now. If you haven’t got in on the action check out the email below and head over to Kickstarter to back it. As of this posting the Kickstarter is at 72% funded with 8 days to go.
Email from James M. Kavanaugh Jr.
Hi all! The Kickstarter is currently at 42%. That’s great but we only have ten days left, I know we can drive it home! A successful Kickstarter is the only way a reprint with updates will be available within the near future. This includes having copies available at the 2018 Joe Con this year in Chattanooga. I’m not trying to be conditional or seem negative, I just want people who are on the fence to know how important this Kickstarter is to fund.
But on a brighter side, these volumes will now be updated, corrected, and fully reflect our journey through the 4″ G.I. Joe toy line. These guides are perfect for completing collections or to seemingly hold an entire collection in your hands all at once. Let’s continue to make the Rank & File guide series available for G.I. Joe collectors and enthusiasts!
The Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter has launched and as of this writing is almost funded. The Kickstarter currently sits at $53,481 pledged of the $64,000goal with 29 days left. Marauder Gun Runners has already had many successful Kickstarter campaigns in the Marauder Task Force series. With the new Kickstarter they bring us some amazing WWII Action Figures. The campaign has levels for everyone to get involved. Jump in at $20 and choose from one of the following: US Rifleman, US Marine Bar Gunner, Japanese Army Rifleman, or a Japanese NCO Officer or go all in at $699 and and snag one of everything. Those two options don’t entice you? Then jump in at one of the many other levels of this amazing Kickstarter. You have 29 days to get involved but don’t wait till the last minute. You are going to want to be part of this.
The club keeps the reveals flowing and gives us a look at Slaughter’s Marauders Spirit Iron-Knife & Freedom. Spirit has an exclusive new head sculpt and it looks great. I really think this is my favorite figure in the set up to this point. The ponytail head sculpt on the figure gives this version of Spirit a unique look that I don’t believe we have had before with Spirit. Spirit will come in the standard Slaughter’s Marauders deco that we have seen with the rest of the team. Another great looking figure to go with the rest of the Marauders.
The Club previewed the Python Patrol Laser Trooper: Python Laser Viper today. The figure is based off the 2003 design and will have a retooled backpack and weapons system. The set will include three figures making this the third army builder of the set. It’s another fantastic looking figure that will have a removable helmet and the dual cannon laser backpack will look great on the figure especially being an army builder giving it a very menacing look on the battle field. With the three Army Builders revealed we are getting close to the final reveals on the set and things are starting to take shape. Keep watching the site and and we will keep you posted on the next reveals when we see them. Check below for a complete view of the figures previewed so far.
PYTHON PATROL LASER TROOPER:
PYTHON LASER VIPER
– 25th Anniversary Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure.
– Modern Era Update of Character based on 2003 design.
– Features RE-TOOL of Laser Backpack Weapons System
– THREE Army Builder action figures in this exclusive set.
– Includes removable helmet, dual cannon laser backpack,
connection hoses (not shown), adjustable control arm,
holster with pistol, and Cobra Logo Stand.
Here is an updated shot of the figures shown up to this point.
Deadline reported today that Paramount Players is developing a film based on Action Man, Hasbro’s UK version of GI Joe. The film will be directed by James Bobin who directed The Muppets’ and Alice Through the Looking Glass. The script will be written by Simon Farnaby who wrote Paddington 2. According to the article Deadline attempted to reach out to Paramount and Hasbro but where unable to get a comment in regards to the film. Check out the full article at deadline.com. The article didn’t have much more to say and it will be interesting to see what comes of this and if this will fit into Hasbro’s combined universe. Keep an eye out for more information as it is released.
I wanted to be the first to officially congratulate Justin Bell on his successful Kickstarter for Duck Duck Goose. Duck Duck Goose is Crime Thriller written and published by General Joe’s Justin Bell. Justin has always been there for the Joe community and has now ventured out on the new endeavor as an author.
It is great to see the Kickstarter funded and this first hurdle over for Justin. Again a huge congratulations to Justin and a huge thanks to everyone who backed the Kickstarter.
Hey guys so some exciting Kickstarter news. Zica Toys launched their Kickstarter campaign a few days ago for Sectuars Warriors of Symbion. They are already half way to their goal of $40,000 with 25 days to go. Zica has been teasing us with news of the Sectaurs for around 10 months now and finally it’s our chance to get in on this. Sectaurs is of course based on the 1985 action figure line released by Coleco. The line was short lived and never made it past the first wave but now we have a chance to remedy that by getting Zica off the ground. One of the best parts of this Kickstarter is that Zica has adjusted the figures down from their original larger size down to the 1/18th (4”) scale. The first two figures in the lineup are Dargon and General Spidrax, the main hero and villain of the series. They are offering these as a two pack or by themselves. Get in on this early and let’s help get this campaign fully funded.
Jump on over to Kickstarter and read more about the campaign and the Sectaurs. Also, check out Zica Toy’s Facebook page to see pictures of additional waves of figures.