Newsarama has a great interview with Ryan Dunlavey. He is the guy who writes and draws the “History of GI Joe” variant covers for IDW GI Joe. Check it out here.
Monthly Archives: June 2013
sorry for the lack of posts. I’ve been very busy at work. Writing a brief for a case and the record is 180 THOUSAND pages , so a lot of late nights reading this thing. Anyway, back to the Joe stuff!
I picked several MOC/MIB Tiger Force items! First up is a UK Action Force MIB Tiger Paw. I also snagged a MOC TF Tunnel Rat and Sneak Peek from Europe! The packaging is not in English so they are the UK release (but they are identical).
IDW GI Joe #5 Preview!
GI Joe #5
HOMEFRONT reaches its explosive conclusion-and we do mean explosive: If BARONESS can’t hold the city of Warrenton, no one will! And the fate of the entire G.I. JOE team rests in the hands of its newest — and most inexperienced- member, HASHTAG. What will she decide?
Plus: The return of a fan-favorite Cobra character YOU’VE been clamoring for since he first appeared!
IDW GI Joe ARAH #191 Preview!
GI Joe A Real American Hero #191
G.I. JOE goes to the jungle! LADY JAYE’s team is led into the jungles of southeast Asia for a mission that will pit G.I. JOE against an enemy they thought long gone: MAJOR BLUDD! Will fortune smile on LADY JAYE and her team or will the ruthless mercenary gain the upper hand? It’s kill or be killed in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #191!
IDW GI Joe Cobra Files #3 Preview!
GI Joe Cobra Files #3
SNAKES AND TIGERS! FLINT’s plan to trap the team’s new, elusive enemy may be crazy enough to work: offering up a target too irresistible to pass up, he thinks they can draw their opponents out. But when things start going south-fast-it’s up to CHAMELEON to salvage the mission. Will she put the team in danger in order finish the job?
GI Joe Weapon Transport Variants
Hey guys so as I pull back on the amount of purchases this month, I will be posting pictures of interesting items in my collection. First up are the 1985 Weapon Transport and its international variations. This vehicle is often over looked and that has made collecting it and variations of it easy to do. Below are pictures of the US release, the Argentina (Plastirama) release, and the India (Funskool) version. The US vehicle is on the far right of the pictures and is in an olive drab/green color. The light green variant is Funskool, and the dark/bright green is from Argentina. You may also notice that with the Funskool version, the wheels are black while the US and Argentina versions are more grey. They are all pretty affordable at about $15 each plus shipping. In my experience, the Funskool version was a little harder to come across.
MOC Major Bludd and MOC Plastirama Destro!
Both of these pieces will be arriving in the mail this week! First up is a MOC 1983 Major Bludd. The bubble has some lifting on the right side however, it is still attached and was an absolute steal at $37! I’ll take a little imperfection if it means I get it MOC and save several hundred bucks in the process.
Second, I grabbed a MOC Plastirama (Argentinian) Destro! The card is in GREAT shape for something from Argentina and as a bonus, it is unpunched! It is a much cheaper and easier buy then the US release Destro which runs $200-500 depending on condition.
Never Before Seen, One-of-a-Kind Funskool Canary Ann
This figure truly is one of the holy grails in terms of international GI Joe collecting. This is the first and only known example of Canary Ann. Until a few weeks ago, there was only a picture of her file card. This figure was privately sold. I didn’t have the cash on had to buy this, as I have been on quite the buying spree. However, I will be saving up and setting aside some cash for future grail finds such as this. I waited a couple weeks to show to hoping that the buyer would post pictures somewhere. I believe that things like this should be shown, there is absolutely no reason to hide stuff. So, I’m revealing it to everyone because no one else will.
Here is some background on this figure as well as the other figures it was released with.They were the free figures, that were given away on the purchase of ‘Complan Chocolate Health Drink’.
Emerald Gung Ho/Zap – “Striker”.
Red/Purple Scrap Iron/Zap – “Cross Country”
Blue/Yellow Firefly/Short Fuse – ??
Red Baroness – “Rednok”
Yellow Lady Jaye – “Canary Ann”
Here are the first ever pictures (front and back) of Canary Ann, as well as the file card (front and back).
MISB Tiger Force – Tiger Paw
This new buy gets its own post because Tiger Force is my absolute favorite sub-team. Tiger Force is also the only set that I am collecting MOC and MIB. While I have a loose set of everything, I am still trying to acquire a MIB US Tiger Fly as well as a MIB US Tiger Sting. (I lost out on eBay for both of those at $192 and 189 respectively. Couldnt make myself bid higher than those amounts.) And until this afternoon, a US MIB Tiger Paw was also missing from my collection. Well I picked one of these up in a winning eBay auction, that I actually forgot to watch for the final seconds! AND as a bonus, I bought this one, right after I lost out on another one of these 2 days ago, where I made the unfortunate winner pay $138 for his (he just kept bidding and bidding), while the one I just won was a STEAL at $75 shipped! Enjoy! Oh I also have some awesome TF stuff on the way that I will post up when it arrives!
So I have done quite a bit of buying lately, as my posts indicate. I will be putting more purchases on hold for a bit. I want to save up for a big ticket item that I have had my eyes on for awhile. But first, as my latest buys come through I will post them up. First up, we have my very first Falcon Glider! I always wanted on of these as a kid, loved seeing them in to toon, but I was still a sperm when these babies came out. Picked it up complete with no serious damage. The right side has a little warping, but no tears and displays great! I also somehow managed to never get a RAM Motorcycle, so I also picked up a MLC one as well.