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.
In the latest episode of the Nerdrahtio podcast we discuss Joe’s past work with Sideshow (including an unreleased pimp daddy Destro) Mondo (, the1/6 scale turtles) and his ongoing work on The Loyal Subjects action vinyl lines.
You can listen via the embedded player below or find us on Stitcher and Itunes using the drop down menu above. Be sure to keep scrolling down to find links to our image galleries as well as some text notes from the interview.
Clutch was revealed via Nerdrahtio on time while I was behind on editing,this podcast should have come along with it. Expected to be open window boxed or classic closed box , but obviously won’t be a blind box.
Want to get a non chase Baroness? Will red or blue do ?
No official announcements, but keep an ear out for Thundercats as it is a very strong possibility. (Update, thundercats ARE happening!)
Due to licensing TLS does not have the rights to do vehicles for TMNT and it’s not likely they can do playsets either. Tell playmates you want them to be allowed to!
Upcoming figs are designed to be workable with their vehicles and animals, and while it may not be true for the turtles you should be able to get a Joe on battlecat or he-man in your vamp.
Power Ranger wave 2 will still be MMPR, still working on how to get the individual zords to combine!
BONUS UPDATE: Jonathan Cathey has confirmed Street Fighter will have knee articulation and “be like Joe”
We 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.
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:
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 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.