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Hasbro Collaborates With Shapeways To Sell 3D Printed Artwork

21Printing1-master675_1405956805 Hasbro just announced a partnership with Shapeways regarding a new initiative where Official and Fan Art will be 3D Printed and sold as official Hasbro products. The announcement first came from Hasbro's 2014 2nd Quarter Financial Conference Call and Shapeways followed it with an official statement from their end. Though the initiative begins with My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, the company plans to expand into other Hasbro brands which [hopefully] might include G. I. Joe.

"Once we have filled our 3D printers with community designed ponies, we will continue to work with Hasbro and the Shapeways community to enable more Hasbro branded content to be created, 3D printed and sold.

This is a major step forward in realizing the creative potential of 3D printing, to make products on demand that might otherwise never make it into people’s hands. Hasbro has been incredibly forward thinking and open minded, to realize that the existing unmet demand within their fan base can be satisfied with the help of those very same fans. We expect to see many more partnerships like this, to enable user generated content to be 3D printed based on existing intellectual property, with fair attribution and compensation for all parties involved. We've seen this model work successfully in the digital realm, and we’re thrilled to be leading the charge in the physical."

The designs (Fan Art) must be cleared with Hasbro to ensure they are not obscene, violent or hateful, but otherwise, the artists largely have free rein. Even the price for the figurines will be set by the artists.

For more info, visit SuperFanArt.

News Post Image: Figurines inspired by Hasbro’s My Little Pony line and printed at Shapeways.
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Boss Fight Studio's Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Underworld Queen Update!

Boss-Fight-Studio-Vitruvian-HACKS-Tartarus-Guard---Hisstank For those of you that joined the Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Kickstarter (and I mean, c'mon, who didn't?)...You'll remember Underworld Queen. Well, our friends at BFS have posted an update on their Facebook Page! Check it out -

SO...When we added the "Underworld Queen" to the Kickstarter, we had done it so quickly and rushed that we threw a stand-in deco and name on her. We never intended for it to be the final name and deco as we were in a rush and knew we would make it even cooler when we had a few minutes to breath. So with that all she deco, new accessory compliment, and new title: "Tartarus Guard". Enjoy!

It seems as though the awesomeness that is the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. project just never ends! You can join us after the break to discuss this new update!
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G.I.Joe Resurgence Weekend Round Up!

GI-Joe-Resurgence-Logo---Hisstank It's Sunday, so it's time to re-cap the awesome G.I.Joe Resurgence custom entries that have been shared over the weekend. Hard to believe that we're already through days 18, 19 & 20! It's been a fantastic month of customs so far and these latest 3 entries are no exception!


Day 18 brought us Tango, a new G.I.Joe Jungle Warfare Specialist!

From the desk of Bucky:

Tango was originally named ocelot, and was built off of a Renegades Ripcord. He was to be the team’s jungle trooper, and he was to have a tiger. His first incarnations and gear fitting was very much a Recondo vibe, which I kind of wanted to get away from. My customizing o.c.d. had started to kick in with this figure, as I was trying to get a unique look and color pallets for him. This o.c.d. of mine also affects how I build my customs, and if I can't move the shoulder without paint chipping, I'm going to go a different route. While trying to sand the shoulders down, I destroyed the ripcord with a dremel.

Back to square one, I chose the burnout figure. I sanded the hair down, and a lot of the rest started to fall into place. I changed the name to Tango at this point. The camo took awhile to figure out what I wanted and the striping like he has was kind of just a happy accident.


Day 19 brought us yet another amazing Figure & Vehicle combination. Check out the G.I.Joe Barnstormer and it's pilot, Tailspin!

From the desk of Bucky:

Tailspin is another one of those names that was jotted down in a notebook for years, to be used for a pilot. This project gave me the reason to finally use so many of the names I'd write down through the years. I wanted to go with a WW2 vibe, which is where avacs lab's helmet piece came into play. He was one of the first 5, and varies very differently than his first incarnation, which was horribly out of proportion.

The Barnstomer jet was originally going to be an iron man 2 jet, but not being a great vehicle customizer, I ruined it. Badly. It was pretty much unsalvagable, so I looked for another jet and remembered the Avengers jet with the opening in the back. I had just missed it at TRU on clearance, so ended up getting one from Amazon. My initial paint job wasn't coming out so well, so a local friend of mine stepped in and did the body paint. He had to sand quite a bit for the paint to stick to the soft plastic, and it turned out really well. I think I perhaps overdid the stickers, but that's a minor gripe.


Last but not least is todays entry, Day 20. Who wants a new Dreadnok? Well then check out RIFF-RAFF, a deluxe figure with over 15 weapons and a rather unique play feature! Riff-Raff is displayed with a custom card back as well, so this is one you won't want to miss!

From the desk of Bucky:

Riff Raff was originally going to be a completely different character named pit stop, a fat Dreadnok with the chubby Asian guys head from mib3. However, literally a couple days after getting the head, forum member bcost came up with the same idea, and it looked incredible. I didn't want to pretty much do the same custom he did, so I came up with something different, a Dreadnok that is kind of a homage to all the goofiness of the cartoon, with a record of cold slither, a vial of element from the mass device, and a beat up old discarded mcguffin device amongst the trash. The dumpster came from a wwe playset from the late 90's that had sat in a fodder box for years. All the graffiti is Easter eggs for episodes of the cartoon. I really tried to capture an 80's vibe with him. As Trekker was sending my filecards back, I was reading them with a smile on my face and would get a good chuckle out of them, but I'm not lying when I tell you I literally laughed out loud when I got Riff Raff's bio back. Trekker nailed it.


You can view the latest entries, along with the entire G.I.Joe Resurgence project by joining us after the break!
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Exclusive StylinOnline Comic Con 2014 Merch

boba-front-left Friend of the site and site sponsor StylinOnline dropped us a line to let us know of their SDCC 2014 exclusives line up. Exclusives for anyone can be hit or miss, but this year's items from StylinOnline are pretty bad ass, even if not G.I. Joe related.

First, they have a set of 4 Star Wars themed New Era 9Fifty Snapback hats. Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Stormtrooper and Han Solo each get their own outing. Each hat features classic iconography (Mythosaur Skull, Rebel and Empire logos) with full art on the brim.

On top of the hats, they have 2 exclusive shirts with a very SDCC-centric theme. The first is a Star Wars AT-AT standing in front of the San Diego Convention Center with Tie-Fighters swooping in (pure win). The second features the Avengers and Spider-Man also in front of the Convention Center, though at night.

These shirts and hats will be available at the StylinOnline Tower of T-Shirts booths 415, 5029, 5545 and also in the Lucas Pavilion Star Wars Booth 2913-J.

Check out all the images after the break, and keep an eye on if you aren't hitting the show in case any become available online!

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gijoe-50th-anniversary-sdcc-flint2 Thanks to we have a handful of clear images of G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary Flint from the upcoming G.I. JOE DANGER AT THE DOCKS SDCC 2014 Exclusive!

Flint is armed and ready to stop the Cobra Eel Trooper from slithering onto shore from the sea in this detailed vehicle set. Flint will chase him down in his V.A.M.P. MK-II Multi-Purpose Attack Vehicle, but the Cobra Eel Trooper has a fast Night Raft to help him make his escape. Fans can find out who prevails in the fast-moving Cobra-G.I. duel for $30.

Check out the new 50th Anniversary Flint images after the jump.
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G.I. Joe Marvel Comic Covers Reproduced In Blocks!

G.I. Joe Marvel Comic Covers Reproduced in Blocks!

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G.I.Joe Battleground Capture Event - Arise Maximus Arise Part 3 Now Live!

GI-Joe-Battleground-Arise-Maximus-Arise-3---Hisstank Emboldened by their recent victories under the powerful V-troop overlord, and goaded by a meddling Cobra Commander who sees profit in chaos, prominent Cobra agents launch terror operations across the globe! A bruised-but-unbeaten G.I. JOE team races to meet them, but are any Joes capable of dealing with the impressive first-strike and combat capabilities of Cobra's Supreme Ninja Master, the Night Creeper Leader? And how can you fight an assassin who can take the form of your own allies…? Zarana is out there...

Battle it out in the exciting conclusion to the three-part "Arise, Maximus, Arise" event series with today's Global Warfare event, on now!

Download G.I.JOE BATTLEGROUND for your Android or iOS device for free at G.I.JOE BATTLEGROUND
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Triple Points On Sideshow Collectibles G.I.Joe Merchandise!

Sideshow-Collectibles-Cobra-Commander---Hisstank You read that right! Our friends at Sideshow Collectibles are offering TRIPLE POINTS on most of their G.I.Joe merchandise!

Yo Joe! Based on the world's first action figures from Hasbro, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to offer new interpretations of G.I. Joe the Real American Heroes, and their arch nemeses from the evil forces of COBRA! Find all your childhood favorites, from Duke and Snake Eyes to the Baroness, Destro and the Cobra Commander, plus G.I. Joe figures and statues based on the G.I. Joe movies, including G.I. Joe Retaliation and G.I. Joe The Rise of Cobra!

The full listing is here Sideshow Collectibles G.I.Joe Merchandise

If you were on the fence about picking up one of the awesome Sideshow G.I.Joe Figures, Environments or Statues, well now is the time! Join us after the break to let us know what you picked up!
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Acid Rain Raptor Speeder Mk I Loose Images Now Online!

Acid-Rain-Raptor-01---Hisstank Big thanks go out to archieboy from our sister site TFW2005 for posting up images of the newly released Acid Rain Raptor Speeder Mk I! The Raptor comes with a pilot and is set at a $79.99 price point.

The Raptor now joins the Marine Stronghold and the Speeder Mk II on the Acid Rain Battlefield! We've mirrored Archie's pictures after the jump. Don't forget, you can learn more about the Acid Rain World by visiting the Acid Rain World Blog and by joining the official Acid Rain World Group on Facebook. If you're ready to take the plunge, you can grab your own Acid Rain World figures and vehicles at BigBadToyStore.

Join us after the break for discussion already in progress!
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Guru has restocked and added even more new items!

Vintage 1980s Action Figures Restocked
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2014 GI JOE Convention Action Figures from Dallas, TX!
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BBTS News - Marvel Kotobukiya, Iron Man, Batman, DC Collectibles, Pacific Rim, S.H. Figuarts and Mor

BBTS-logo Here's the latest update from Toyark sponsor Big Bad Toy Store. Below you'll find some of the featured pre-orders. The full list of pre-orders and new arrivals can be seen after the jump.

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This 1/7 scale statue shows Jubilee in an updated version of her classic look, with pink sunglasses atop her head. It is priced at $64.99, saving you $5 off the MSRP.
Marvel Bishoujo 1/7 Scale Jubilee - Marvel Statues, Busts, Prop Replicas Statues

Robin comes with a fabric cape, 6 interchangeable hands, Batarang, communicator, and more. Super-poseable and loaded with detail, this Robin is a must-have for fans of the classic Batman series. Preorders are available at $89.99.
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The first wave of 6" figures from the hit television series includes Oliver Queen (Island Appearance) and Black Canary. Each is priced at $21.99, $3 off the MSRP.
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This set includes black and white versions of Marv, Wendy, Kevin and Cardinal Roark, as well as accessories and more. it is listed at $17.99, $2 off the MSRP.
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Entertainment Earth Update - SDCC Exclusives, DC Collectibles, Walking Dead and More

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G.I.Joe Resurgence Iron Master and General Warhorse with Crusher Tank!

GI-Joe-Resurgence-Logo-Hisstank The G.I.Joe Resurgence custom project marches on with new entries for Day 16 and Day 17. Day 16 brought us a new Arashikage Sensei, Iron Master! Check it out -

From the desk of Oreobuilder:

Like it or not, GI Joe is not just military equipment and soldiers. It’s also giant robots, terror –inducing waves, weather-altering machines, Pyramids of Darkness, ghosts, ancient Greeks and, of course, ninja clans. Halfway through this project, Bucky and I realized that we had not included a ninja in our line-up.

To correct this oversight, I immediately started working on a ninja apprentice named Banzai. The challenge was to make him different from the millions of previous ninjas that have been done over the years. Try as I might, all my attempts turned out pretty generic. I ended up turning to an obscure existing character that has never had a figure. The Iron Master is featured in the Ninja Battles DVD that was released during the Valor vs Venom days.

Day 17 brings us a Delta Class vehicle and it's Commander, General Warhorse with the Crusher Tank! Check it out -

From the desk of Oreobuilder:

One element that has been missing from recent Joe lines is a full-size good guy tank. We almost got one during RoC. Before then, the most recent Joe tank was the MoBAT re-issue during the 25th anniversary. I tried to remedy that with the Crusher. It uses a MoBAT base, so it is still compact. However, the turret can seat two figures.

General Warhorse started out very differently than where he ended up. Originally, the character was to be named Blitzkrieg, wore a beret and a tanker’s jacket and headset. The recipe wasn’t working for me and I struggled to find a color scheme that made sense. In the end, I reworked the whole figure. I went with a WWII/Korean War look and feel. I wanted to give the sense of a grizzled veteran of many wars who had risen up the ranks.
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G.I.Joe Battleground Capture Event - Arise Maximus Arise Part 2 Leaderboard and New Recruits!

GIJOE-Battleground-Hisstank There's some news to share with you from our friends at G.I.Joe Battleground! - Check it out:

Arise, Maximus, Arise 2 Leaderboard info -

General Hawk is no more. In his place is Cobra's ultimate battle commander—a genetically engineered monster combining the most deadly features of men and beasts. Enter, Venomous Maximus, the V-troop Overlord!

But can Cobra control such a creature? And how will G.I.JOE fare without their fearless leader? Time will tell.

Congratulations to our winners! Enjoy double XP and gear up for Global Warfare! We'll see you on the Battleground!

New Recruit Info -

An avowed pacifist, Lifeline would prefer to not so much as pick up a rifle if he can avoid it, so don't expect this Spec Op to be a damage dealer (in fact, his ATK is one of the lowest in Battleground history). He makes up for this by being a reliable, defensive monster who your Cobra squads MUST prioritize with their stunners/destroyers! Lifeline always boosts his squad's DEF dramatically, and he always heals the team during combat. Who needs an ATK or AGI score when you keep your team on their feet and doing the fighting for you?

We recommend boosting his TAC for a stronger buff.

V-troop Cobra Snow Wolf is built to be the backbone of a strong squad, with excellent HP, ATK, and DEF, and solid AGI. He's much hardier than your average support-style character, so you can rely on him to keep your team in the green stat-wise while laying down serious hurt with his Pack Frenzy skill. Few characters will be able to stand against this flurry of attacks… and have you ever seen a 10-man team slap a raid boss around…?

The only "wrong" way to medal Snow Wolf would be TAC. We recommend AGI for faster debuff- and/or pesky-Joe removal.

Download G.I.JOE BATTLEGROUND for your Android or iOS device for free at G.I.JOE BATTLEGROUND
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IDW October 2014 G. I. Joe Solicitations

STK650856 We have with us, the IDW October 2014 G. I. Joe Solicitations.

This October we'll see…
  • G.I. Joe (2014) #2
  • G.I. Joe (2014) #2 Subscription Variant
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #207
  • G.I. Joe Complete Collection Hardcover Volume 06
  • Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #4
  • Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #4 Subscription Variant

Find out more information about each solicitation, after the jump.
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