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Ontario Collectors Con 2015 is February 1st

OCC-Logo-Web Ontario Collectors Con 2015 is February 1st at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre – 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario.

The show features a huge selection of vintage 80s and 90s toys and all the latest releases from today such as Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), Star Wars (new and vintage), GIJoe (vintage and modern), Masters of the Universe (vintage and modern), Super Heroes (Marvel Universe/Legends, DC Universe etc), Wrestling, Power Rangers, and tons of other toys, comics and collectibles.
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Custom Cobra SNAKE Armor By DevilDawg

Cobra-SNAKE-Armor-MkII---Hisstank Check out this cool custom Cobra S.N.A.K.E. Armor by forum member devildawg! He's provided an official press release drafted and released by COBRA and M.A.R.S. Industries. Check it out -



Decades ago Cobra Commander dominated the battlefield with his S.N.A.K.E Armor. Destro convinced him to abandon the idea of man in machines and introduced him to the B.A.T. The BATs continually disappointed the Commander so when Justin Hammer was arrested for treason Cobra Commander used this opportunity to seize a Hammer drone and outfit it as the new.....Cobra S.N.A.K.E Armor (prototype).

The new S.N.A.K.E Armor is outfitted with a mini gun, mech blade, mini rocket launcher and a flame thrower. It has a propulsion system capable of short flights and has solar panels on the hood to back up power and life support systems. It is common called the "Silver Serpent" by the cobra troops. M.A.R.S Industries is set to have these in full production by 01/2015.


You can check out more images and share your thoughts on this cool custom piece after the break!
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G.I.Joe As A Marvel Universe Movie?

GI-Joe-Marvel-Universe---Hisstank Over on Movie Pilot, Mr. Kit Simpson Browne has posted up a fun read that can actually serve as an interesting history lesson for those that are unfamiliar with the rich history of the G.I.Joe Universe.

In the article, Kit asks the question "Was G.I.Joe supposed to be in the Marvel Universe?" A great question to ask, seeing as how the ARAH series of comic books was indeed brought to life by Marvel during the 80s. Here's a bit of info from the article -

You might even stop for a second and remember the awesome comic-book series from the '80s and early '90s, written by Larry Hama, and published by Marvel comics. Because, y'know, it was awesome.

What you probably don't sit and think about, though, is just how different the G.I. Joe series almost was, and how its modern origins, way back in 1982, almost changed the modern movie-going landscape as we know it.

The article goes on to discuss Nick Fury, his son and their role in Fury Force, the original concept created by the godfather of G.I.Joe, Larry Hama. It's great read and you should definitely check it out! Once you've given it a read, join us after the break to share your thoughts on whether you think G.I.Joe should be included in to the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
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Acid Rain Agurts Infantry Exclusive Figures Now Available!

Acid-Rain-Agurts-Infantry-Exclusive---Hisstank For those of you that have been wanting to get your hands on the Exclusive "Green Army Men" Style Acid Rain Agurts Infantry figures, well you're in luck! Thanks to a post on the Official Facebook Page, we now have word that Oritoy's U.S. distributor, Toynami, has posted up this exclusive 3 pack for sale! Here are the details -

Acid Rain Agurts Infantry Exclusive

This Acid Rain Exclusive packs plenty of action with this trio of 3.75” Agurts Infantry figures in full army-green color! Each is highly poseable (30 articulation points) featuring a removable vest, helmet, rifle and stand. These Exclusive Agurts Infantry figures are compatible with the Acid Rain mobile armor series.
  • Limited to 700 packs worldwide
  • Size: 3.75" Tall
  • 30 points of Articulation
Price: $60.00 USD

Order here: Acid Rain Agurts Infantry Exclusive Green Army Men

Will you be ordering a set? Let us know after the break!
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Cobra Command Kre-O Comic By Todd_M6D

Cobra-Command-Logo---Hisstank We here at love us some Kre-O G.I.Joe, so we're proud to announce that we've teamed up with forum member todd_m6d to bring you issues of his hit Kre-O G.I.Joe Comic Series, COBRA COMMAND!

Join us after the jump to check out issues from the very start of Cobra Command and to share your thoughts with Cobra Command's creator, todd_m6d! Don't forget to check out the Cobra Command Facebook Page for more Cobra Command goodness!
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BBTS News - Batman, Diamond Select, Godzilla, Marvel, Game of Thrones and More

BBTS-logo Here's the latest update from sponsor Big Bad Toy Store. Find some of the best new pre-orders below, with the full update after the jump.


This 6" figure is designed by Mezco to have a cloth outfit and over 32 points of articulation. He comes in his blue and gray outfit with alternate 'clawed' hands and a grappling hook of some kind. We have him listed at $64.99, $5 off the MSRP.
1:12 The Dark Knight Batman Action Figure PX Previews Exclusive - Batman The Dark Knight Returns

Included in this new set are Wounded Corporal Hicks, Ripley, Private Drake, Battle-Damaged Attacking Alien, Sergeant Apone, Alien, Corporal Dietrich and Infected Colonist. The Set is listed at $29.99, saving you $10 off of the MSRP.
Aliens Minimates Series 01 - Set of 8 - Alien Figures

This latest figure comes in the burning look from 1995's "Godzilla Versus Destroyah". It features almost 30 points of articulation and is listed at $17.99, $4 off the MSRP.
Godzilla 12" Head to Tail Action Figure 1995 Burning Godzilla - Godzilla Classic Godzilla (Neca)

This new figure stands about 10" tall and is resculpted with new detailing. The figure is listed at $22.99, $2 off the MSRP.
The Avengers 2 Marvel Select Figure - Hulk - The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron (2015) Figures

This set is also currently pictureless, but is to include 18 figures, presumably with a number of duplicates. It is listed at $94.99, $15 off the MSRP.
Avengers 2 Age of Ultron Minimates Series 01 Counter Display of 18 - The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron (2015) Figures

This Age of Ultron set currently doesn't have pics, but should include 8 different figures (or 7 plus 1 duplicate) and is listed at $29.99, $10 off the MSRP.
Marvel Minimates: Wave 61 - Avengers Age of Ultron Set of 8 - Marvel Action Figures & Toys Minimates & Mini Figures
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RUMOR - G.I.Joe 3 Director Martin Campbell Announced?

GI-Joe-3-Logo---Hisstank Consider this a rumor until confirmation is received, but with that said, Screen Rant has posted up a rather interesting article pertaining to G.I.Joe 3. It appears as though Martin Campbell is in talks to direct the 3rd installment. With movies like Golden Eye, Zorro and Casino Royale under his belt, this will hopefully mean great things for the franchise. Here's a bit of the article -

With films like Goldeneye, Casino Royale and Edge of Darkness under his belt, it’s clear that Campbell can do darker action/espionage thriller material with a confident hand. On the other side of that filmography, films like Green Lantern and the two Zorro movies suggest that Campbell isn’t nearly as strong with pulpier hero material. The question for G.I. Joe 3 then, is which side of Martin Campbell are the producers most interested in?

What would be interesting to see is how much (or little) Campbell embraces the ninja/mysticism elements of the G.I. Joe franchise. The story of Snake Eyes, his rival Storm Shadow and their ninja sect has arguably been the best part of the G.I. Joe movies; but how much of a fit would all that be in a truly grounded, thriller-type action film?


So what say you, Hisstank Faithful? Good news or another reason to pull your hair out? Share your thoughts with us after the break!
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by zoltaire theToySource Weekly SourceNews - MP, Kotobukiya, Bandai, Microblaze and More!

theToySource Weekly SourceNews - MP, Kotobukiya, Bandai, Microblaze and More!

Greetings Sourcefans!
This week we have new preorders like MP-21 - Masterpiece Bumblebee - with Coin & Battle Mask, New Bucks Team Acid Rain figures by Ori-Toy, Several New Kotobukiya Preorders, Play Arts Kai - DC Comics - Batman Armored Variant, Reformatted - R-09 - Eupatorium the Warrior, Reformatted - R-10 - Salvia Prominon the Saint, SXS-R02 - Overlocking, Xtransbots - MX-I Apollyon, CDMW-39 - The King's Power Parts - Plated Wing Upgrade for Feral Rex, and a limited restock of Make Toys - Green Giant. This week we have new instock items like GIJOE 50th Anniversary figures, Funko's Game of Thrones - 6'' Legacy Collection Series 02 - Daenerys Targaryen and Brienne of Tarth, Reformatted - R-08 - Azalea the Avenger, Reformatted - R-08Z - Zinnia Parapax Medic, and MP-14 - Masterpiece Red Alert - 2nd Production Run. Visit the Source Blog for our latest Source Articles, Interviews! All this and more in this week's SourceNews!

In this issue of SourceNews:
1. Now back up for Preorder - MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Battle Mask!
2. Microblaze Creations MBC002 Military Titans Releasing Soon!
3. Back up for preorder - Make toys Green Giant!
4. Now Instock - GiJoe 50th Anniversary 2-Packs!
5. New Bucks Team Acid Rain figures by Ori-Toy up for preorder!
6. New Kotobukiya Preorders Up!
7. Now Instock: Funko's Game of Thrones - 6'' Legacy Collection Series 02 - Daenerys Targaryen, and Brienne of Tarth!
8. New preorder up - Play Arts Kai - DC Comics - Batman Armored Variant!
9. New ToyWorld Preorders Up!
10. New MMC Preorders and Instock Items!
11. New 3rd Party Preorders up!
12. New Bandai Tamashii Preorders and Instock Items!
13. New Preorder up - KFC's Transistor & HiFi!
14. Now up for Preorder - Puella Magi Madoka Magica - Akemi Homura - School Uniform Vercu - POCHE FIGURE!


Check out the entire newsletter after the break!
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SmallJoes-Logo---Hisstank Site sponsor SmallJoes has sent out their latest newsletter and for those of you still filling in holes in your Modern Era collection, well then this news is for you! Check it out -



We've just listed a complete collection of loose mint 25th Anniversary GI JOE figures. This includes all of the store exclusives, comic packs, and boxed set figures. Also included in this round of updates is about 75 loose mint Rise of Cobra figures, including a variety of figures from the store-exclusive sets.

SmallJoes Modern Era Assortment

Don't forget about our other recent update of hundreds of figures from years 1997-2006! SmallJoes Vintage Figure Assortment



We're having an inventory draw-down event on the Marvel Universe 4" figures right now. Great deals with figures on sale between $5.99 - $8.99 each. This event ends at midnight on November 30th, or while supplies allocated to sale last. You can view the sale figures here -

SmallJoes Marvel Clearance Figures

You can also view our complete section of Marvel Figures Here and Here.

Thanks for reading, and we hope you'll stop by and check out the site soon!
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More 80s G.I.Joe Art Now Available On 3DJoes!

GI-Joe-Find-Your-Fate---Hisstank Our good friend 3DJoes just stopped by to share some great news with us - More amazing 80's G.I.Joe Art has been added to 3DJoes! Here's the scoop -

G.I. Joe art of the 80s was the best in the industry. It went well beyond the carded figures, vehicle boxes and catalogs. We have just added the first six "Find Your Fate" books, featuring art by Carl Cassler and Hector Garrido. Be sure to check out the full screen image gallery! Find Your Fate - 3DJoes

THANK YOU to Page and Greg Wagner for scanning, photoshopping and contributing these images. More to come!


Make sure to check out the awesome gallery, then join us after the break for discussion in progress!
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Visionaries Knights Of The Magical Light Collectors Guide Kickstarter Campaign

Visionaries-Logo---Hisstank ***UPDATE***

Great news for those that have been following the Visionaries Knights Of The Magical Light Collectors Guide Kickstarter - The project has been fully funded and any funds received will help fill out the book with additional material! Join us after the break for some new details from OverkillWipeout, the creator of the project!


1987 was an amazing year - The line brought us most of the line up from the G.I.Joe A Real American Hero animated movie and a massive playset in the form G.I.Joe Defiant Space Shuttle Complex. Hasbro had more up it's sleeve for the boys segment that year, introducing us to what has always been a personal favorite line of mine, the Visionaries: Knights Of The Magical Light.

Visionaries told a story of society where technology/Electronics have failed and they, the people of Prysmos, have had to return to the old ways of Magic. This pits two groups of Knights - the Heroic Spectral Knights against the evil Darkling Lords. The line also had direct media tie ins in the forms of a 30 minute cartoon and a comic.

Visionaries also had it's own gimmick: Heavy use of holograms, used to portray that characters magic abilities. The figures, being made by Hasbro, had very similar articulation to our beloved G.I.Joe figures. The line was amazing and thanks to forum member OverkillWipeout, there's now a Collectors Guide Kickstarter Campaign in the works that will capture this short lived, but highly appreciated line of Figures, Vehicles and accessories.

What will the guide cover?

This Kickstarter projects aim is to produce a printed collector’s guide, a reference book for the toy line depicting the figures, vehicles and accessories that saw release, their incorporated play/action features and card back character information (5th Nov. update) as well as include details and images of the unreleased 1988 line thanks to community contributions.

The publication will be a 56-page (subject to change) 195 x 135 mm full-color paperback perfect bound book, printed on uncoated recycled stock and featuring a two color blinding florescent front and back cover!

The team behind the Guide have already received permission of use from Hasbro to produce the publication based upon the license. They have also brought on Mr. Bob Hall, whose previous work you may be familiar with from both Marvel and DC comics as well as Valiant/Acclaim. Mr. Hall has been commissioned to produce some snazzy cover art.

You can check out more details of the Kickstarter, and share any questions you may have after the break!
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Custom Twelve Inch Cobra Shock Trooper By SharkyRivethead

12-Inch-Cobra-Shock-Trooper-01---Hisstank Check out this super cool Custom 12" Cobra Shock Trooper that was shared on the Official Facebook Page by forum member SharkyRivethead! This piece is beyond awesome and does a great job of resembling it's 4" counterpart! Here's the scoop from Sharky himself -

Hey everyone, it's SharkyRivethead here. Sorry, haven't contributed much lately. I'm still working on my At At. But! In the meantime. I did decide to give a try at 12" modding. This here is my Cobra Shock Trooper. I really tried to heed as much attention to detail. I even managed to find an oversized spaz 12. Almost all the packs and clothing were bought individually and as close to what I saw. I did embellish on the vest. I went with all black. Trying to find everything in that bluish hue was proving impossible.

The doll is a 21st Century toys Parton doll. (Who knew Patton was moonlighting ) I have an M4, MP5K, a sledgehammer and glok17 for a side arm. I will scratch build a riot shield for him. In any case, enjoy!


What are your thoughts on this cool 12" custom? Sound off after the break!
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IDW February 2015 G. I. Joe Solicitations

STK662243 We have with us, the IDW February 2015 G. I. Joe Solicitations.

Next February we'll see…
  • G.I. Joe (2014) #6
  • G.I. Joe (2014) #6 Subscription Variant
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #211
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #211 Subscription Variant
  • G.I. Joe TP VOL 01 The Fall Of G. I. Joe
  • G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra #2 (of 5)
  • G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra #2 (of 5) - Subscription Variant

Find out more information about each solicitation, after the jump.
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Sellersville Action House Host To Modern Era G.I. Joe Sale

sayersvill-auctions-logo If your looking to fill a few holes in your G.I. Joe Modern Era Collection head on over to the Sellersville Action House online sale. There are currently some really good deals along with Marvel, DC Comics, Indiana Jones and Transformers merch.

Check out the 500 Auction Lot Here:
ONLINE ONLY - Toys & Action Figures ~ NEW IN PACKAGE 11/17
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Dorkside Toys Black Friday Sale Details Now Available!

Dorkside-Toys-Black-Friday-Sale---Hisstank site sponsor Dorkside Toys has posted up details on their upcoming Black Friday sale! Check it out -

Our Black Friday Sale starts 6pm CST Thurs 27th November. Products cannot be bought before then, so in the meantime browse the items you want, and get ready to grab some killer Dorksidetoys bargains! PLEASE NOTE; BLACK FRIDAY SALE ITEMS CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH PRE-ORDER ITEMS. Only in stock items can be combined, so please place separate orders for pre-order items during this sale.
  • GI JOE from $0.99
  • Star Wars Black Series Jabba & Speeder Bikes From $19.99 Each.
  • Hot Wheels From $1.99
  • Marvel 3.75” Figures from $1.99 Marvel Legends from $7.99
  • TMNT from $3.99
  • Walking Dead from $3.99
  • ReAction from $4.99
  • POP! Vinyl from $3.99

Check out all that’s in stock this week, and available for pre-order at Join us on our Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr & Facebook pages for regular toy news and new stock, sale and pre-order alerts, movie news, trailers and more.

ALSO OUR SPEND $40 ON IN STOCK FUNKO POP! VINYL OR ReACTION FIGURES & GET FREE US SHIPPING offer is still on. Only in stock POP! or ReAction items in your cart can qualify!

You can check out all the details behind the sale on the Dorkside Toys Black Friday Tumblr Page
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