G.I. Joe: Legacy Kindle Worlds Crossover begins with the Adventure Team!

A short while ago, we announced an exciting G.I. Joe themed Kindle Worlds crossover event entitled G.I. Joe: Legacy!  The idea was for four separate Kindle Worlds authors (Jim Beard, Bill Nedrow, Troy Osgood and myself) to write different installments of a G.I. Joe story taking place in different era’s of time, from the 1970s all the way up until the 21st century.

Well, Part 01, featuring the Adventure Team is online!  It’s a novella, very affordably priced at only .99 and will be kicking off this exciting G.I. Joe: Legacy project.  Look for the remaining parts to hit monthly over the next few months.  As one might expect, I’m handling the 90s.

Check out Jim’s Adventure Team installment here, it’s a great read, and very quick.  Good stuff, and I’m thrilled to be part of this project!

G.I. Joe Kindle Worlds Crossover Event – G.I. Joe Legacy

An exciting announcement from the minds behind several of the G.I. Joe Kindle Worlds novels!

For Immediate Release

GI JOE KINDLE WORLDS AUTHORS UNITE FOR MULTI-PART EPIC

The four best-selling authors who recently competed in the GI Joe Hasbro Kindle Worlds Fan Vote contest, Jim Beard, Justin Bell, Bill Nedrow, and Troy Osgood, are joining forces to publish a four-part GI Joe story to launch this January on Amazon’s Kindle Worlds platform.

GI JOE: LEGACY will spotlight the four GI Joe characters from the contest in a sprawling, action-fueled saga that spans more than four decades, and will be published once a month for four months. Each author’s short story may be read on its own, but also as “chapters” of the larger adventure. In addition, Beard, Bell, Nedrow, and Osgood will write the stories in “round robin” fashion, each building off the previous installment.

The Kindle Worlds publication schedule will be:

GI JOE: LEGACY, PART 1 by Jim Beard (Adventure Team Marcus) – January 1st, 2016

GI JOE: LEGACY, PART 2 by Bill Nedrow (Stiletto) – February 1st, 2016

GI JOE: LEGACY, PART 3 by Justin Bell (Whisper) – March 1st, 2016

GI JOE: LEGACY, PART 4 by Troy Osgood (Blackjack) – April 1st, 2016

Please visit the Tales of GI Joe Facebook page for updates, as well as the author’s Amazon pages:

I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this exciting upcoming event!  I think it’ll be a lot of fun for readers, and I’m sure it’ll be a ton of fun for us authors, too.

Stay tuned, it’s coming fast!

G.I. Joe Collectors Club reveals 2016 Incentive Mike Power the Atomic Man!

Ohh, man.  While Pythona is convincing me to remain a 3 3/4″ themed member of the G.I. Joe Collectors Club in 2016, I can confirm without hesitation that I will be also purchasing Mike Power.  As most folks know, I love me some science-fiction mixed in with my G.I. Joe, and it doesn’t get much better than the Atomic Man!  With an actual LED eye and clear bionic limbs, this 12″ figure looks BOSS.  Of course now, if I pick him up, suddenly I’m going to feel like I have to go back and get all these other Adventure Team figures, too…  must… resist.

Anyway, check out the first revealed images below as well as the press release.  Good looking stuff!

NEW from the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club for 2016!

 

In 2015, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club offered the first ever GLOW-IN-THE-DARK 12” G.I. Joe action figure! Doctor Isotope is his name, and he is the membership incentive figure for G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club this year. Anyone who had an active Club membership on March 16 of 2015 received Dr. Isotope in the mail at no additional cost. This unique figure is a villain bent on power and destruction, but as we all know, every great villain needs a strong hero to stand against him!

 

For 2016, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club is raising the bar once again by offering a new version of the Classic 1970s figure – MIKE POWER THE ATOMIC MAN, a 12” inch figure which featured clear limbs and an eye that could be made to “blink” by blocking and unblocking the plastic pipe which carried light from the circle on top of the figure’s head to his right eye.

 

The NEW Atomic Man from the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club will feature kung fu grip hands, clear legs, a clear arm and an ALL-NEW head design which will include an electronic LED light up eye activated by tugging on his Adventure Team dog tag! The figure will come dressed in tee shirt, shorts, and white shoes based on the RARE vintage uniform from the Secret Mountain Outpost for Atomic Man produced in the 1970s. To add to the fun there will be an accessory uniform set for Atomic Man available for separate purchase!

 

To get the NEW Electronic Mike Power Atomic Man 12” figure, be sure to join the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club by March 16, 2016. With the NEW Atomic Man as a member of the Adventure Team, evil (and Doctor Isotope) won’t stand a chance!

For more information regarding Mike Power, G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club benefits and to JOIN the Club, be sure to visit Gijoeclub.com today!

G.I. Joe Collectors Club reveals full 12″ Boxed Set for 2014 JoeCon

…And it’s pretty flipping awesome.

For any fans who have been complaining about Hasbro leaving the 12″ fan in the dust when designing the 50th Anniversary product, you cannot accuse the Collectors’ Club of the same thing.  They’ve designed a really nice 50th Anniversary homage to the original Green Beret, and included a great Adventure Team figure in the set to boot.  Some really nice gear, and of course, that pesky 4″ Joe Colton in there stirring up trouble.

Check out all the details of the 12″ Convention Set right here, and I’ve mirrored an image below.  Now, fingers crossed we get a peek at Repulsor and DAWG today to help round off the Real American Hero set!

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Alexx on JoeBattleLines single-handedly convinces me that Kre-O are must owns

This is hilarious.  I’m a big fan of Alexx’s reviews over on JoeBattleLines, JoeSightings, and other places around the web, and he really nailed it with his recent reviews of the G.I. Joe Kre-O product.

He was able to get his hands on some recent offerings, and posted one huge mega review featuring Alley-Vipers, Rock n Roll, the VAMP and Serpent Armor playset, etc…  the result is an awesome plethora of great pictures and hilarious commentary.  For some reason these Kre-O guys suit his sense of humor perfectly.

Check out his full review on JoeBattleLines.

A full run down of Convention Exclusive images to date

As we prepare for registration today, I thought it would be helpful to capture all of the various images shown so far in one cohesive gallery.  I haven’t mirrored every single one of them, but considering we’re getting ready to plunk down some serious cash later on today, it might be beneficial to really see what we’re getting out there.

The G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club also posted some great group shots that I hadn’t talked about yet, which shows just how awesomely colorful this year’s set really is.  I’m loving it myself.  So here we have a break down, by set:

G.I. Joe: Nocturnal Fire (Night Force vs. Cobra Demolition Team)

While I’m still not a fan of the decisions the Club made regarding Hit & Run, I think by and large this set is really nice.  I love that they went with a different Cobra Mortal, and even with the skin-tight outfits Frag-Viper and Letal are really awesome, especially considering we may get those figures before we even get the tooling they used in the main line.

The SAW-Vipers are really cool, too, and I’m certain the colors will be a bit more muted in person as they almost always are.  Being the late 80’s/90’s freak that I am, I really love seeing this rainbow of colors throughout the convention set, and the chosen characters were done very well.

Adventure Team: Secret Mission to Dragon Island

This set is really growing on me as well.  As someone who collects 3 3/4″ almost exclusively, I’m really trying to hold myself back from jumping into this Adventure Team stuff, but the Collectors’ Club is making it very difficult.  From the awesome Henchman figure in 2010, right up through now, they’ve been really drawing from all mythologies and all pop culture and giving us some fantastic source material here.

The Adventure Team is slowly being drawn into the Real American Hero universe and I love it.  The secret spy/James Bond influences in this set are apparent, and the Club did a spectacular job with it.

Apparel

What’s that?  A glow in the dark t-shirt with HIT AND FREAKING RUN on it?  Yeah.  SOLD.  Seriously, that artwork is awesome, and I’m psyched the Club is using it on a t-shirt.  The glow in the dark aspect is a great touch as well, and since it’s black and white, I can just pretend he’s got the face camouflage and a more classic look.  :)

The Adventure Team T-Shirt looks great, too, and I’m loving the hat.  All of this stuff will be available via online registration at some point (hopefully) today.  Be ready to make your choices!

GIJoeCon website shows off more details from the 12″ exclusive set

Secret Mission to Dragon Island is setting itself up nicely to be a very cool 12″ set that continues the mythology of the 12″ Adventure Team line and brings it more in line with the Real American Hero universe as well.  The G.I. Joe Collectors Club posted a few more images from this 12″ exclusive set to GIJoeCon.com featuring the terrific Hazmat suit for evil villain Sebastian Gorman.  The suit features an awesome rendition of the Black Dragon logo that we’ve seen on various items since 2003.

Check out the update on GIJoeCon.com!

G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club begins online preview of 12″ Adventure Team Con Set

With the 2013 G.I. Joe Convention registration looming ever closer, the Collectors’ Club has finally begun posting previews for the sure to be fantastic 12″ Adventure Team Convention Exclusive set.  Over the past several years, the greatness of these 12″ exclusives has been somewhat lost in the 3 3/4″ discussion, but it really deserves some focus.

This year we have an awesome set with a stealth jumpsuit, a tuxedo, and a pair of great looking 12″ figures.  Not to mention, their nemesis is “Black Dragon” who Real American Hero fans will remember was the villain from the 2003 Operation: Anaconda convention set.

Check out the Adventure Team preview right here, and I’ve also mirrored some of the images below.  Looking like a good start.  Does that  dude have a flocked goatee!??

Sigma 6 Adventure Team Dusty pre-production item hits eBay

This may very well be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for any Sigma 6 collectors out there.  As Sigma 6 aficionados know, the Adventure Team series of figures was canceled after the first wave, but some very low quantities of the Dusty pre-production sample have been found in the wild.  By “very low”, I mean three.  Out of those three, one of them has been listed on eBay.

Check out the auction right here.  This is a great, very rare and limited pre-production item.  Check it out.

This is not my auction, by the way, just bringing some attention to a great Sigma 6 historical item that might appeal to some folks out there.

Surprise! Unexpected 12″ Adventure Team “Stealth Infiltration” at GIJoeClub store

The following email comes from the G.I. Joe Collectors Club with a reminder about the deadline for the Figure Subscription Service, and also a very cool, unexpected surprise for 12″ fans out there in the form of a new Stealth Infiltration 12″ Adventure Team member!  Full details are in the email below, and I’ve mirrored an image of the figure.  Hit up the Club Store to check him out.

“Hello all you G.I. Joe Fans!

The Figure Subscription Service ends at midnight on September 4th central time.  DON’T MISS OUT!  Go to the club site for the official link.

For you 12″ collectors…we have put a new figure in the club store that we were able to put together to give you a new exclusive.  There are not very many of them…

Adventure Team – Stealth Infiltration 12″ Action Figure with accessories!

In the tradition of the “Backyard Patrol” sets for the 1970s, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club is pleased to offer this VERY limited 12″ Adventure Team figure!

The hard hand vintage styled figure will have either blonde or brown flocked hair & beard (shipped randomly) and will arrive fully dressed, packed in a poly bag with a full color header card.

Adventure Team 12″ Figure comes with: Adventure Team Dog Tag, Camo Fatigues, Short Black Boots, Shoulder Holster, Revolver, Mission Vest with AT insignia, Rappelling Harness, Rope, Grappling Hook and Sub Machine Gun.

At a special price, this Club exclusive won’t last long. Head over to the Club online store and order yours TODAY!  Limit of 2 per member.

Go to the Club store.

Thanks for your support!

Brian”