Eagle Force Trading Card Kickstarter winding down and Eagle Force Officer reveal!

We are officially in the final throws of the Eagle Force Trading Card Kickstarter, but man what a run!  For a Kickstarter that set its modest goal at $700, things have quickly accelerated, and we sit here with the total pledge at over $11,000!  Huge kudos to the folks at Fresh Monkey Fiction for pulling this off in such emphatic fashion.

The RIOT Stealth Pilot figure has been unlocked so please, anyone who wants that figure make sure you not only add the funds but CHANGE YOUR PLEDGE LEVEL.  You don’t want to miss that figure!

Also, I’m not sure if I mentioned it here yet or not, but there are some spectacular additional stretch goal incentives with a great new glider from friend of GeneralsJoes D&J Toys!


Meanwhile, over on Kastor’s Korner, we get a sneak peek at another upcoming figure from the Eagle Force Returns soon to be launched Kickstarter event!  The Eagle Force Officer!  Check out that image below.


There’s only about 12 hours left to throw some support at the trading card Kickstarter.  Keep it coming!

New Eagle Force Returns reveal and RIOT Pilot stretch goal adjustment!

A couple of pieces of Eagle Force related news to share this morning.

First and foremost, since I posted the information yesterday, Fresh Monkey Fiction has adjusted the requirements of the Eagle Force RIOT Pilot stretch goal so that anyone who has pledged $60 or more will receive the RIOT Pilot (as long as the campaign hits $10,000)!  That’s a great adjustment and hopefully will draw more folks to the Kickstarter to get in on the ground floor for not just the Eagle Force trading cards, but also the Eagle Force Returns toy line!  They are under $4,000 to go to hit that threshold, so if enough people want the Pilot, we should be able to get there in no time.

Along with this, The Fwoosh has an exclusive figure reveal, too, showing off the RIOT “Firebug” a flamethrower trooper to support the Fireball character.  An awesome new addition to the RIOT terrorist team, to be sure.

Eagle Force ls promising to be a very impressive showing and I will be watching for the Kickstarter closely.


Eagle Force Returns General Brown revealed

As the Eagle Force Trading Cards Kickstarter continues steamrolling through stretch goals, HISSTank.com has revealed the latest look at an upcoming figure for the Eagle Force Returns action figure Kickstarter!

General Brown will be joining the Eagle Force roster!  Back in the 80s, Sgt. Brown was a key player on the Eagle Force team, and it looks like he’s risen in rank since then.  Check out HISSTank.com, and also take a look below at all of the figures who have been revealed so far.  I’m greatly looking forward to this Kickstarter this summer.  Should be fun!

Exclusive – First look at full color render of Eagle Force Captain Eagle

Debuting everywhere tomorrow, but with a special sneak peek here at GeneralsJoes, Fresh Monkey Fiction has revealed their first color 3D render of the upcoming Captain Eagle, commander of Eagle Force!

Looking to launch the Kickstarter this summer, Fresh Monkey Fiction is working to bring Eagle Force to the modern collector of 1:18 scale military figures, and it looks like they’re off to a really great start.

Check out the image below and keep watching Eagle Force Returns for the latest updates!  Big thanks to Fresh Monkey Fiction for letting me reveal this exciting news!


Eagle Force Stryker reveal emphasizes support for Adventure People

Zica Toys recently relaunched their Adventure People Kickstarter, and is making some great progress, already accumulating over $15,000 of their $25,000 goal. This fun looking Kickstarter includes some nostalgia based characters like Captain Action and Action Jackson, as well as some different variations of those figures.

Meanwhile, over on the Eagle Force Returns Facebook page, Fresh Monkey Fiction has revealed the first look at Stryker, one of the new characters from the upcoming Eagle Force line. One thing to note with this first reveal is that he’s using some Adventure People parts. Fresh Monkey Fiction noted that the success of the Adventure People Kickstarter could go a long way towards ensuring that Eagle Force has access to their library of tooling to spin out some great looking figures like this.

I think Stryker looks pretty great, and I know with the Adventure People’s new Kickstarter methodology, I’ll be pledging some support that way as well.

Keep watching the Eagle Force Returns Facebook page for the latest updates, and if you like what you see there, consider pledging towards the Adventure People Kickstarter, too!


Fresh Monkey Fiction now on Instagram – Eagle Force sneak peek!

The folks over at Fresh Monkey Fiction have opened up an Instagram account, and as one of their first actions, they’ve posted a great looking preview of Captain Eagle from the upcoming Eagle Force Kickstarter!

Check out Fresh Monkey Fiction on Instagram and check it out for yourself!


Mammoth 100th Episode of What’s on Joe Mind is online


Yeah, this is a big ‘un.  For our landmark 100th episode of What’s on Joe Mind, we wanted to pull out all the stops, but I don’t think any of us envisioned the result would be a close to five hour marathon of G.I. Joe talk!

All that being said, there is something here for everyone.  We talk to Bill and Craig from Fresh Monkey Fiction and Zica Toys about the Eagle Force Returns and Captain Action Kickstarter…and we break a special bit of news about them as well!

Along the way, we invite Cobra Commander himself to read from the mailbag, take listener calls, and break down all the latest (as of a month ago) news!

As always, find the latest episode at Podbean, and it’s also embedded below.  Show Notes are after the break.

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JoeCon Recap – Eagle Force Reveals

Sort of lost in the shuffle of the whirlwind of G.I. Joe news over JoeCon weekend was that Fresh Monkey Fiction featured some incredible looking Eagle Force reveals in the form of turn around artwork!

Displayed at the Boss Fight Studio booth, we got our first look at Fireball AND Stryker, Jr, the new Eagle Force sniper.

As expected both new entries look pretty fantastic and right in line with the style of the rest of the Eagle Force offerings.

Check out the image gallery below featuring the artwork for all Eagle Force figures (as well as Captain Action) revealed so far.  The more I see of these the more excited I become!  Some of these designs are fantastic.

Along with the JoeCon reveals, the Eagle Force Returns Facebook page also posted the color turn arounds for Stryker, Jr. and Fireball:

And lastly, they posted a neat little sneak preview for their NEXT reveal:


Hmmm…  a pretty unique looking crossbow.  If only we knew of a character who came with one of those…



I am excite.

As always keep watching Eagle Force Returns on Facebook as well as EagleForceReturns.com for the latest updates.

Boss Fight Studio kicks off G.I. Joe Con 2015 with a bang

For the first day of JoeCon, Hasbro kept their cards understandably close to their vest pending their panel tomorrow, but independent toy company Boss Fight Studio set up their booth with a wealth of great looks at upcoming products they’re involved in.

Vitruvian HACKS

Boss Fight Studio’s first foray into their own toyline is in the midst of the pre-production process in China after a whirlwind Kickstarter, but they brought some amazing looking samples to their booth that are completely mind blowing, including a first look at the Skeleton!

Marauder Task Force

Along with Virtuvian HACKS Boss Fight Studio brought some of the early Marauder Task Force which they helped design and sculpt.

The Marauder Task Force figures look absolutely amazing, with high articulation and tons of customizable parts and pieces!

Eagle Force/Captain Action

Working alongside Fresh Monkey Fiction and Zica Toys, Boss Fight Studios helped design Eagle Force figures for a thrilling upcoming Kickstarter.  For the first time ever, some of the below designs are being shown off.  Fireball is a brand new reveal at JoeCon, and the 3D sculpts and inputs are just fantastic.

Eagle Force Returns promises reveals at JoeCon

As we near summer, I get more and more excited about the upcoming Eagle Force and Captain Action Kickstarter, and each review from the Eagle Force Returns folks gets me even more amped up.

Over on their Facebook page, they’ve posted a really nice mock up of a postcard in the theme of the vintage cardback, and have also promised a pair of reveals at JoeCon 2015!

Two characters on the back of this cardback postcard are blurred out, Stryker, Jr and Fireball.

Back in the day, Fireball was a member of RIOT (though I believe in the midst of production his name was changed to Beta Man), and Stryker was a sharpshooter.  Going by the name “Stryker, Jr” it sounds like he may have an heir who is following in his footsteps.  Here are some original concepts for those two characters, from the always resourceful MegoMuseum.  The large card art for Stryker courtesy of Amazon.com.


Definitely some interesting source material there.  Check out the card backs below to see some great new concept artwork for Captain Eagle as well as the blurred out cardback for the reveals at JoeCon (once again, courtesy of the Eagle Force Returns Facebook Page):

Now, it would seem to me that they’re definitely using the second Fireball concept above as their source for whatever new designs they’re doing.  A short while ago they posted the following image on their  Facebook page as well, which you may recognize as the mask that is flipped up on top of Fireball’s head above:


So some fun stuff to see for sure. Not only do we know Hasbro will be in attendance to reveal new product, but we should be hearing some Eagle Force news as well. Make sure you stay tuned here, too, as we’re going to post the What’s on Joe Mind interview with Bill and Craig from Fresh Monkey Fiction and Zica Toys, who will be revealing some terrific information about this upcoming Kickstarter!

Also keep watching EagleForceReturns.com and Eagle Force Returns on Facebook for more news and information.