Hot Topic interviews Jonathan Cathey of the Loyal Subjects #tlsarmy #stayloyal

blueboardNWe interviewed him awhile back HERE but Hot Topic has a short video interview you should check out below. It has some great clips from their Transformers vs. Joe webisodes.

I can honestly say that Jonathan is legit. The company gives artists a lot of credit, he shares the credit, brags on others, lifts others up rather than puts them down, owns his mistakes, listens to fans, and clearly has passion. I have a couple of favorite small companies out there, but it’s very easy to root for TLS.

Concept Art Digital Custom/repaint of The Loyal Subjects Blowtorch

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A bit back when we interviewed Jonathan Cathey on the Nerdrahtio Podcast (HERE) he mentioned that Blowtorch was  one of his favorites, and was in wave 2, and I instantly thought of this repaint potential. Here is! You may also realize that Hasbro is also putting out a figure based on this concept. Below you can find the concept art, first broke by Joe Declassified (Give them a like on Facebook HERE) and originally shared on Hisstank.  and I believe this image came from Bill Merkline’s personal collection from his time at Hasbro, (No clue who owns it now, if I need to credit someone else PLEASE let me know!)

check out the images below and if you like it and want to see it, be sure to let the Loyal Subjects know on their official FB group HERE:

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you may also be interested in the Digi Bash Drew Gaska did for us of Sightline, click here to see it!

 

 

Latest TMNT by the Loyal Subjects Blind Box pull (2 more boxes!)

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In the latest Nerdrahtio Kids video (actually filmed several weeks ago) me (Sam) and my son open some more blind boxes.  Avery Joe seems really happy with what he got ! check it out below and if you enjoy a subscribe and like on Youtube is much appreciated. -Sam

 

The Dish on the upcoming SDCC and Hastings The Loyal Subjects Action Vinyls exclusives (TMNT, Transformers, Power Rangers)

The Loyal Subjects Official Facebook group  has revealed a ton of images of the upcoming Exclusives in their action vinyls lines. (CLICK THAT AND JOIN FOLKS, it’s full of great stuff and gets news first, it’s closed for those of us who don’t like public groups too!)

First up lets look at their pile of SDCC Loot (minus one turtle set)

Metalic Rita and Pink ranger, Yellow Constructicons, Buzzsaw and transparent frenzy, an opened package TF and 3 rangers, and not just the TMNT box set shown (that’s battle damaged) but another one too !

 

Winner of the SDCC stuff in my mind. May actually be my favorite exclusive from the entire show this year.

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Blind Box pull and review from The Loyal Subjects Transformers wave 3!

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The latest video is up on our youtube channel, check it out below!  I pull a loyal subjects Transformers blind box, and although I didn’t get the one I was hoping for, I was impressed. This was my first TF from the Loyal Subjects, would you like to see more? -Sam

 

Would you be interested in a Sightline (Gary Goggles) Vinyl (and why you should be if you are not)

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Gary Goggles Head was a vital member of the community of Joe fans. His work in Declassified allowed us to see images, and learn info we most likely never would have seen. More than just getting it out there, he brought “old guard” prototype collectors together with so many other types of fans that the community really transitioned into something entirely different than it was before him. His life was cut tragically short when his heart gave out while shoveling sno, due to an unknown heart condition. He left behind 3 kids, their mother, and a whole lot of dear friends.  His legacy in the community was so prolific that Hasbro named a figure to be released this year, Sightline, after him.  (You can hear more about Gary in our tribute episode to him HERE)

Drew Gaska photoshopped the following for us, since it came up in our recent podcast interview with Jonathan Cathey, CEO of the Loyal Subjects (Click Here for that full article and the audio), who was very willing to talk about and consider doing more modern Characters rather than just 80’s Joe and took particular note of the fan response to Sightline when announced at Joe con (a standing ovation… and a few people with moist eyes… okay at least me shedding a tear or two but I won’t rat anyone else out.

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The first is more like the actual Sightline, figure (pictured below) but the second is has more character as a figure, and has Gary’s trademark arctic goggles.

If you would be interested in purchasing something like this in a future wave of Joe, PLEASE let The Loyal Subjects know on their facebook page or their official Facebook group. Jonathan assures me they have an ear out to their fans, and I believe him!

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Even if you didn’t click the tribute podcast link above, the impact should be obvious.  Gary made a giant impact, and I think this connection Hasbro made with the fans was wonderful and a nice tribute to Gary.  Of all the Joe figures I would want in alternate style to have just a desk version, this would be the one. It has a great story behind it. (I am of course buying tons of these things, I mean one I’d even set on my work desk etc.)  The look is also bit more kid friendly, while not intended for kids, I’ve enjoyed my TMNT’s wtih my son, and I plan to do the same with future Joes. This would be a great way for Gary’s kids, for  all the kids who knew Gary to have a little piece of him, and a neat way to pass a story down to our kids.  -Sam