Mar 032015
 

frontpage toy news

The official G.I. Joe club has revealed the latest Guest for the 2015 convention in Springfield. Take a look below, and click VIEW/DISCUSS to share your opinion.

 “We are thrilled to announce that artist Robert Q. Atkins will also be a featured guest for GIJoeCon 2015!”

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Mar 012015
 

custom of the month

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That’s right, the polls are open for February’s Custom of the Month! Show your support for your comrades-in-plastic by placing your vote in this month’s contest. There’s 19 great entries to chose from and remember, voting is multiple choice. Chose one or chose them all, just go and vote!

This month’s contestants:

Downtown, by ian
Roadblock, by Skydive
Repeater, by Skydive
Bill the Butcher, by bucky
Vega, by Dravenheart
Storm Shadow v2, by ska_lives
Sure Fire v2, by Code Red Shockwave
Golobulus, by Letal
Dr. Venom, by Brokenclown
Thundra, by Dravenheart
Death Wing, by icecreamman
Rock N Roll, by Marine-73
50th Roadblock, by Marine-73
Blade, by icecreamman
Major Bludd, by BorisPing
Metal Gear Sold Snake, by ska_lives
Gung Ho, by Letal
Toxo Zombie, by Meddatron
Scottish Royal Regiment, by ian

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Mar 012015
 
custom customs spotlight
Welcome, loyal subjects of the Cobra – er, OG13 empire, to the unveiling of this week’s Research and Development projects. Our top engineers were hard at work delivering over a dozen new customs, our spies delivered valuable reconnaissance in Photography Section, and new entries were made in The Artist’s Corner by our resident clairvoyants. Read on, if you dare, or make the jump below for the complete list and follow the links to the individual threads. COBRAAA!

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CUSTOMS

King of the Nerds, by Video Viper
Budo, by nighthawk
TMNT Shredder (finished), by ShadowNinja
Rust, by Brokenclown
Age of Apocalypse Sabertooth, by Dravenheart
Age of Apocalypse Wolverine, by Dravenheart
Parallax, by Dravenheart
Smokescreen, by nighthawk
Sub-Zero, by ska_lives
Toxo Zombie, by Meddatro
Playboy Bunny Zombies, by Meddatron
Proffessor Pyg and Gotham thug, by Meddatron
Recoil, by icecreamman
Barricade, by icecreamman
Nullifier/Flak Viper, by Code Red Shockwave
Suicide Viper, by Indiana Joe

Customs Talk

Photography & Dioramas

Cold Slither Concert, by Video Viper

Joe Cafeteria (WIP), by Skydive

The Artist’s Corner

SW Emperor Silicone Mask - by Melissa

Custom Card art – Storm Shadow v2 - by ska_lives

 

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Feb 232015
 

custom customs spotlight

Welcome, loyal subjects of the Cobra – er, OG13 empire, to the unveiling of this week’s Research and Development projects. Our top engineers were hard at work delivering over a dozen new customs, our spies delivered valuable reconnaissance in The “One-Shot” Picture Thread, and new entries were made in The Writer’s Block and The Artist’s Corner by our resident clairvoyants. Read on, if you dare, or make the jump below for the complete list and follow the links to the individual threads. COBRAAA!

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CUSTOMS

Major Bludd, by BorisPing

50th Anniversary Duke, by Jpnx

Professor Onihashi, by ozzie92

Chuckles, by ska_lives

Cobra Invader 2.0, by icecreamman

“Dirty Vic”, by Skydive

Metal Gear Solid Snake, by ska_lives

Modified Night Creeper, by jr0d28

Junkyard (Corps!), by Tim 121RVC

Oktober Guard Volga, by Jpnx

Customs Talk

  • Voting for the 1015 1st Quarter Custom Legends Contest is now LIVE! Check out al the great entries HERE, and be sure to support your fellow OGers by placing your vote – poll closes 2/26, so get on it!
  • Lowlight27 updated his Wetworks project with some hi-def pics… Click HERE to view the individual threads.

Photography

From The “One-Shot” Picture Thread:


Photo Credit: Lowlight27

Arctic Iron Grenadiers - Colonel_Bludd


The Writer’s Block


“The Odd-ventures of Vintage Joe” - by icecreamman

The Artist’s Corner

Lantern Lad’s Scribbles - by Lantern Lad

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Feb 222015
 

custom customs

From the breath-taking workbench of Dravenheart

Following Haunt, I was asked to fix up a Spawn. I knew this day was inevitable, but thankfully it was requested without the giant boot. I hate that thing. The design changed here and there as we went along, before finally coming to this. Was actually fun, and I’m looking forward to remaking him again at some point. Making a version with spikes on his lower legs and the chain belt.

The cape held me up initially. I’ve seen a ton of different approaches, and I just wasn’t sure how to go about it. But, then I saw some footage from the old SNes Spawn game, and decided to approach him in the same way. So, I started with the Grim Reaper cape, cut the collar down, and added the collar from Dr Strange. Then, I added sculpt to give it the proper height and look. The body itself was just a repaint with sculpt added to his upper leg and upper arm. Then, I used some toothpicks for the spikes. A simple enough rendition, but still a fun first endeavor into the character.

View_Discuss[See more of Dravenheart’s wicked customs HERE.]

Feb 192015
 

This quarter’s theme was Service Dress. Please take a second to vote on the custom you think has the look and overall custom chops to be named the 1st Quarter winner.

Feb 192015
 

custom customs

Customizer Brokenclown continually impresses us with his dark style and unique renditions of different characters, and his latest take on Cobra La does exactly that. Follow the links below for more, and be sure to let Brokenclown know what you think!

left to right: Serpenta, Gagula, Nemisis Eliminator, Cobra Commander, High Lord Opsipimus

 

View_Discuss[See more great customs from Brokenclown HERE.]

Feb 162015
 

custom customs spotlight

Welcome, loyal subjects of the Cobra – er, OG13 empire, to the unveiling of this week’s Research and Development projects. Our top engineers were hard at work delivering over a twenty new customs and our spies delivered valuable reconnaissance in The “One-Shot” Picture Thread. Read on, if you dare, and be sure to leave your comments or follow the links to the individual threads. COBRAAA!

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CUSTOMS

Dr. Venom, by Brokenclown

Spawn, by Dravenheart

Frightful Four, by Dravenheart

Lifeline, by Skydive

Original 13 wave 2, by Marine-73

Death Wing, by icecreamman

H.E.A.T. H.I.S.S. v2, by Fire_Fly

Cobra La Rebirth, by Brokenclown

Blade, by icecreamman

Night Force Law, by Lowlight27

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Customs Talk

[DIORAMAS] – Scratch Built Windows by Skydive

Squadron of Hope is a group of customizers who are auctioning off their work to raise funds for a charitable cause. Check out their Facebook Page HERE.

“The Squadron of Hope (formerly known as Project SB) are several customizers who have come together to sell some of our work to help Mike Samsel, whose family is going through one of the worst things possible, his sister has been in a hospital since the beginning of the New Year and money is needed to prepare for her end of life care. We will be auctioning/selling off several customs and 100% of proceeds will go to Mike.”

Photography

From The “One-Shot” Picture Thread:


Photo Credit: Meddatron

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Feb 152015
 

frontpage toy news

Check out this year’s Lego Toy Fair coverage brought to us by Van Hammer.

So Toyfair came again this year and with it lots of cool new lego. First of all I’d like to credit the pics in this thread to figures.com, toynewsi and brickset for the images. Go check those sites when you’re done reading they’ve got great coverage of this year’s toyfair. Without further ado let’s get this rolling. I won’t cover the girls themes because I doubt most of the guys on this site would really give a hoot.

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