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.
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
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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.
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!
Latest review is up! Check it out below and be sure to head over to youtube and like and subscribe if you enjoyed it. This time we take a peek at Glow in the Dark Snake-Eyes and v2 Stormshadow by The Loyal Subjects. I should note this is their old body style and does not reflect how the new figures will be coming in November (14 points of articulation!)
(Slightly updated) Here is an image from a 1983 Sticker sheet which fans have theorized contained an early or original design for Snake-Eyes. Further discussion has revealed slightly conflicting information in the Joe discussion group, it sounds like he was always intended to come in black but grey highlights may have been cut or may not have depending on who you ask. This black look was a nod to the S.A.S. and does appear to be have been planned. Thus despite fan theory (and one I believed until recently, and I even discussed with Gary Head on the old nerdversity 101 podcast) it appears this should more accurately be called “Sticker” Snake-Eyes instead of “concept” Snake-Eyes, especially if we use concept in the exact same way as we do with blowtorch, although broadly it could be called the sticker company’s concept for a design of SE, but it’s definitely not the original.
Those who stopped by the Declassified panel at Coil Con saw my copy of the sticker sheet (which has some other cool gems on it too)
Beneath is my recreation of the color scheme using Joe Allard’s designs for the The Loyal Subjects Snake-Eyes. I choose to keep the grey as the sticker had but toned it down. The ungloved hands are from the upcoming Dusty. Expect the real figures in November and check out the full gallery of them HERE.
And we recently did a full podcast interview with the designer Joe Allard you can listen to HERE.
I am not thrilled with the camo, but this was my first time doing it, learned a lot along the way and I think It will turn out better next time.
Let the TLS Crew know if you like it HERE and Jonathan and crew already have my blessing to use it, they just need to make sure I can get one haha! I think it would go nicely with my concept art blowtorch (See HERE)
For comparison sake:
Still one more cool TLS related thing coming up in the next few days. Keep your eyes out and be sure to follow us on twitter/ and like on fb so you don’t miss out.