I Have a The Loyal Subjects BARONESS in Hand (pics and thoughts, with more to come)

First (brief) Look at The Loyal Subjects G.I.Joe Wave 2 Baroness! This is a fully colored Prototype, it is not a production final, so some changes could occur.

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13262415_10207697864581891_1144445454_o  Here the Beauty is, and the first thing you will notice is that the glasses come off! As does her backpack, even though it would have been easy to mold on as you can’t see all the detail behind the hair. To me that makes extra awesome the time was taken to make sure you could remove it (somewhat flexi head as it is removable) and examine it, maybe even swap it with someone else!

13231133_10207697863181856_1724851621_nHer Gund looks like the original. Only the handle and trigger give it a way, and I look forward to doing some comparison shots when I get home. Now check out a different angle:

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You can see her armor pieces are more silver, like sideshow.  Her cobras are not sculpted on, but are Tampo’d so well it works great and means more customizing potentially, (especially for the blue single pack version you can get online) I can already see a way  (with some dremeling) to make a Helix and more on top of my planned “Snow bunny”, Crimson Asp, Iron Grenadier and Classic comic versions. (Glad I pre ordered plenty of the blue ones)

14 points of articulation. It appears the right hand has a swivel but not the left, or mine might have been stuck. (1 of 3 I’m aware of, with the other 2 at TLS HQ and another the glasses were a bit tight, may be similar here.)

Her eyebrows are sculpted by the way, and she is frankly the most beautiful female Joe figure under 12″s I have seen.

Feel free to ask for specific shots or comparisons and I will do my best to do so when I get home from this training trip.

For those who do not like chases, Yes this baroness will be a chase, but a blue baroness will be available single carded right off the bat, and future baroness figs are coming too

For those who do love the chase, unlocking this super intelligent, helicopter flying, tactical European bad @$$ sniper will make your day.

I will update this post with more pics. But I know I will also be uploading HERE and I already have a bunch in that TLS Folder so feel free to take a look!

Tom hosts his first podcast as he and Steven Discuss Star Wars

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I’m missing? Sort of? Tom takes on host duties for this recording and introduces Steven to the mic. You might recognize him for several video game articles he has done on the site.  This is a short one, and I’m editing the sequel episode now (finally.)  Not only does the episode discuss the latest movie, but also optimum watching order! You can listen below via the emedded player or catch us on Itunes or Stitcher. (You can use the drop down menu above to head straight to our page in either format)

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A Review of the Graphic Skinz vacuum chamber and decals

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With help from my lil’ nerd I check out the graphic skinz vacuum chamber and it’s abilities to add small decals to toys. The footage was recorded about a year ago! I can echo what I said then, if you want to use it for toys, they have to be smallish, and a clear coat is a must. After the videos below there are some still images. If you like what you see, you can use my affiliate link Here (for pink) and Here (for blue) to purchase one on amazon. (I will get a tiny referral fee.)

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Nerdrahtio podcast 018 #saveGIJOE featuring What’s on Joe Mind including Cosplayer Joe Colton!

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A chunk of the What’s on Joe Mind crew, (Gary, Mike and Joe) come on to chat with me (Sam) and Tom about the current state of Joe, the current petition to #saveGIJOE and why it is needed. We want to see the con keep happening!

Tom and I pass one questions we have heard within the community, and our guests are proactive in addressing others. You can listen to the audio below in the embedded player, or via Itunes or Stitcher. You can use our drop down menu above to head straight to those choices for easy mobile listening.

click here to go to the petition (Hasbro is paying attention)

Click Here to support like the facebook page.

Save G.I.Joe has a website up it only has a audio promo at the moment, but you can click here to listen.

This Zinger qas quickly put up in our FB comments, and I had to make sure you seen it:

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We do know that The Loyal Subjects (of which are big fans) has their Joe line due out this year, and I am super excited about that.

There is also Kindle worlds stories to continue reading about your favorite Joes, written by fans, for fans. I named dropped Troy Osgood, but there are several high quality writers from Jim Beard’s Adventure team centric work, Justin Bell’s welcome to wolf squad, or the prequals to his dios, or Bill Nedrow, Don Mau’s tales of castle Destro are being moved there, and there is plenty more.

We do actually have t-shirts including the “Average Joe” shirt in a couple of variations, you can use the drop down menu above to check it out.

Additional show notes, links and images to be added (again) tomorrow (3/23/16) I wanted to get this out there so that you get to hear more about the petition and so you can help get the word out by SHARING!

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Lil Nerd and I build and review the Funko Paper Craft Batman set.

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me and the Lil nerd open up Funko Paper craft Batman set. I attempt to review it as I put it together, and my son plays away with the included pieces. Provides some fun background pictures, but the middle section of the diorama needs help being flattened out, and obviously being paper kids can tear them.  If, after watching the video below, you think it’s up your ally then scroll on down to see where to buy it.

You can grab this item at a good price below on Amazon. This is an affiliate link, meaning I may get a small percentage of the purchase sent back to me, which means you could get cool stuff, and support this website at the same time!

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I drank pure cane sugar and lived. See the horror!

blueboardNIf sugar makes everything better… what about just skipping to the sugar? Of course we knew better, yet me and my brother wanted to brave it just for the experiment.  We first tackle some energy drinks, all but one foreign, and then top it off with cane sugar juice in a can. If you enjoy it we would appreciate a jump over to our channel and a like and subscribe.

 

Hey, this Swedish Banana Candy is actually Dutch? (We try it anyways)

blueboardNAt Joe Con 2015, I had brought Tom, The Silent Assassin, some ale 8 one that I had purchased from Jungle Jims, and some Banana Candy, that i thought was Swedish, for myself as a snack. It didn’t take long for me offer “Swedish Banana Candy” to someone and for it to sound worse than I meant it, jokes ensued. Here is me (Sam) and Brad giving it, and some pineapple single packed gummies a try.