G.I.Joe’s Breaker had a marvel accurate head? Check it out w/ the Nerdrahtio Podcast Crew

11798334_10207624784324809_276587581_nSam, Tom, Drew, and a certain noted author chat w/ Jonathan Robinson, as he talks about his ebay find of an alternate (marvel accurate) Breaker head, that was set to be released in 1984.  To listen you can click the player below, or search for Nerdrahtio on Itunes or Stitcher.  Be sure to keep scrolling for pics.

 

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Examining the NEWLY REVEALED Loyal Subjects toys (G.I.Joe, TMNT, MOTU, How to train your dragon)

blueboardNPART 1: The Loyal Subjects has become one of my favorite companies and that’s probably obvious by now! The latest batch of new images has me excited. The black Friday sale means an amazing Pre-Sale price, 40% off of these items that were just revealed, and most of them are must buy’s for me! Some of them I know I will have to get more than one of! Where do I start?  Brand by Brand, Pic by Pic, I wanted to provide some commentary on each image!

Glow in the Dark He-Man makes the silver become Glow in the Dark. The Power Sword will look great pointing towards the sky glowing in a dark room. It also features mini comic inspired Axe and Shield combo. This means you get to have your He-man how you want him ! Mine will probably go Sword and Board style, like a rpg tank.

Those eyes look like creepy as heck. I’m looking forward to seeing how well these translate into the paint masks used on the factory produced figures.  They really remind me of something from Zelda, like those pesky statues with an eye that shoot lasers at poor Link.

Joe Allard let us know that the plan is to go with Orange glow in the dark for this one. His design his awesome and I think a new GID color is a perfect way to spice this fig up! (although the green face would look good in traditional GID too.)

My fav out of the Masters of the Universe online exclusives (note: all single carded) would be:

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Nerdrahtio podcast: Not Picard reveals unreleased wax sculpts and More from Joe (very few of seen these!)

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Not Picard (Patrick Stewart, but not that one) revealed some wonderful images to us for this interview. With him we Tom and I(Sam) dive into the early 00’s and the “new sculpt” era of Joe with unreleased wax sculpts, preproduction information, trivia, and somehow we even end up talking transformers too. You can use the drop down “podcasts” menu above to listen via Itunes, stitcher, or our audio host but for your convenience it is also mirrored below. Be sure to scroll past it for the images, as well as the shout outs from this episode.

*Note some of these images were used after the recording for a Joedeclassified presentation at Coil Con 6. Thanks for letting me and James Kavanaugh do the presentation, it was an honor to be involved. I apologize to Pat, and to all of you, for the long time it took me to edit this.

Pat is also involved with both Joe Declassified and Yojoe. Both are wonderful sources of information on Joe.

If you like this kind of information, and are interested in the original 3 3/4 ” Joes check out Dan K’s Kickstarter for a book with even more never before seen images and info about the 80’s masterpiece that was G.I.Joe A Real American Hero.

Dig art? Check out Carson of 3DJoe’s Kickstarter for books collecting the art of G.I.Joe.

The Folks of Roma Collectibles are friends of mine, and I had a blast at the Ohio Toy and Comic Show,  Give their FB Pages a like, and seriously consider coming out next year.

Also Springboro Hobby has an ebay store with plenty of great items .Tell them I sent you!

(We also reference a previous that contains images, our first one! check it out here)

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Crimson Scythe vs. Silent Strike Skystriker Video Reviews!

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This year Hasbro released 2 new decos of the skystriker. In the video below I look at both the regular retail release that came in the Silent Strike pack and the SDCC exclusive Crimson Scythe.  You can also check out a gallery of Images HERE

If you enjoy the video be sure to jump over to Youtube, give it a thumbs up and subscribe.

FSS 3 Hit N Run Video Review and Comparison

 

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This is a review I did some time ago, in my old “light box” (a shelf) but i saved for my busy time to drop in as I could. Testing a new intro (this isn’t the final version) let me know what you think!  You can see the video embedded below and you can head over to our facebook HERE for an album with more images of Hit n Run and depending on when you are reading, this potentially more of the FSS 3.

I would score this guy an 7 out of 10. After fixing his facepaint myself he would bump to a 9.

 

 

POC Beachead Test Shot that was customized on by Hasbro Employee

If you were at the wonderful Coil Con 6 and stopped by the Joe Declassified booth you already saw this small little piece. I picked it off a freebie pile at the unofficial custom class for Joe Con 2013 in Indy.  Erik Arana and Andrew Franks, now of  Boss Fight, where there and only recently out of Hasbro. They threw out a pile of parts and I grabbed this guy.

I knew right away that I hadn’t seen that torso in that color, and I could place the legs as an ROC SE that came with a rerelease of the Arashakage battle playset and a single resolute trooper arm.

Eventually after neither Pat (not picard) or James Kavanaugh Jr. could ID it  I contacted Erik in hopes of finding out it was a planned repaint or something, but was still thrilled to discover he had just been customizing on it. Hard for some of us to believe, the way prototypes, test shots, etc. are sought after by collectors.

You can see a few more images below or you can go to our facebook album HERE to see them together and while you are there give them some likes!