December 2014 Custom of The Month Voting Poll

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It’s the final Custom of the Month for the year and we are ready for you to get out those voting buttons. This month is going to be a really tough decision, but luckily it’s a multiple choice so vote for your favorite or vote for all. Just Vote and show your support for these on site artists one last time for the year. The winner of the contest will receive a custom card-back courtesy of our sponsor,

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Has Paramount Found its Director for GI JOE 3?

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Nov 192014
 

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According to Shmoes Knows, Paramount Studios is in talks to get Casino Royale director, Martin Campbell to direct the upcoming third installment of the GI Joe Franchise. Is this a good thing for GI Joe Fans?  Didn’t Campbell also direct Green Lantern?

http://schmoesknow.com/hot-scoop-has-gi-joe-3-found-its-director/31672/

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Marvel Studios has found its Dr. Strange

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Oct 272014
 

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According to Deadline Hollywood,

Marvel has finally found its Doctor Strange. I’m hearing Benedict Cumberbatch is the studio’s choice for the superhero pic, and negotiations are about to begin. The news comes after talks with Joaquin Phoenix around the time of Comic-Con went south, and Marvel went back to the drawing board. With names like Jared Leto and Tom Hardy also in the mix, this is obviously a coveted role. I expect this deal to make.
Cumberbatch is in the Oscar hunt this year for The Imitation Game, the Alan Turing biopic that the Weinstein Co is priming for a November 21 release. His hot streak has included winning the Emmy for playing Sherlock Holmes on the BBC/PBS hit Sherlock.

Phoenix never had a deal, and Marvel quickly got into it with other actors to play Doctor Strange in a free-standing film.

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Eagle Force Returns posts teaser of Captain Eagle

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Oct 072014
 

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Awesome news about the Eagle Force Returns toys that I have been following. They have released a picture of the design concept for Captain Eagle on Generals Joes’ Blog site. Check out the pic below.

photo courtesy of generalsjoes.com

Original Captain Eagle, Eagle Force Comic provided by the original creator of Eagle Force Paul Kirchner.

 
I for one can’t wait to see further development in this great project, how about you?
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11th Annual Action Figure Expo September 28th Meet Larry Hama

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Sep 202014
 

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Thanks to OG13 member Ooyah for the heads up! Larry Hama will be attending the Action Figure Expo next weekend in Toronto.

2014 Guest Information

larry-hamaLARRY HAMA
Larry Hama is best known to fans as writer of the Marvel Comics licensed series G.I. Joe, based on the Hasbro line of military action figures. Hama said in a 2006 interview that he was given the job by then editor-in-chief Jim Shooter after every other writer at Marvel had turned it down. Hama at the time had recently pitched a Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off series, Fury Force, about a special mission force. Hama used this concept as the back-story for G.I. Joe. He included military terms and strategies, Eastern philosophy, martial arts and historical references from his own background. The comic ran 155 issues (February 1982-October 1994).

Hama also wrote the majority of the G.I. Joe action figures’ file cards—short biographical sketches designed to be clipped from the G.I. Joe and Cobra cardboard packaging.[9] In 2007 these filecards were reprinted in the retro packaging for the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero 25th Anniversary line.

At the 11th Annual Action Figure Expo Mr. Hama will be signing and meeting with the attendees as day long.

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New Image reveals the Vision

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Sep 082014
 

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An alleged leaked image of a Sideshow Collectible prototype figure of the Vision has surfaced online. It has a striking resemblance to Paul Bettany’s likeness for the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron film.  Check it out after the jump.

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GI Joe Reloaded Day 2 – Absolute Mayhem

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Sep 022014
 

Representing Mayhem Customs, here are the awesome creations of TR1ER aka Marauder Ruben and Lowlight27!

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GI Joe Reloaded Day 1 – with MSWI

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Sep 012014
 

Good day and welcome everyone!
We are proud and honored to share with you our concept creations, our fan boy visions of “new character additions” (and vehicles too) to the G.I. Joe universe. With this project, we focused on the good guys, the new recruits of G.I. Joe Reloaded Program.
In doing this project, there were many sleepless nights. We even worked on our customs in between real life work, and some of us wrote the bios while in the bathroom just to meet the deadline! We gave plenty of time and effort to this project. We had fun and it was all worth it. The friendship that has been forged among our fellow artists is priceless. Now we hope you enjoy as we finally give you…

Let’s start off DAY 1 with a BANG. Here is one of the industry’s top customizer, MSWI! With his creations, Lockdown and War Eagle!

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[Toy News] Lego 2015 Set Details

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Aug 312014
 

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From ToyArk:

LEGO 2015 Set Details Super Heroes Jurassic World Star Wars and More

Posted on August 30, 2014 at 11:13 am by DESTRO under DC Toy News, Lego Toy News, Marvel Toy News, Star Wars Toy News

If you missed the fury of LEGO news that got leaked this week, don’t worry we have your back with a massive round up of LEGO2015 Sets. Of special note are a few new themes that have been added to the LEGO 2015 line-up: Bionicle, Pirates, Jurassic World and Elves. Many new details have been leaked about the upcoming LEGO DC Super Heroes line, but since the new LEGO Marvel Super Heroes line will be attached to Avengers Age of Ultron movie, and with that the potential for movie spoilers, the fist information we will see will come out of the LEGO Toy Fair 2015 Collectors Event. Check out a shortened list of out favorite LEGO 2015 lines below and make sure to click into the story to see the full list with a few images after the jump.
LEGO DC Super Heroes 2015

  • 76025 – Green Lantern vs. Sinestro
  • 76026 – Gorilla Grodd Goes Bananas
  • 76027 – Black Manta Deep Sea Strike
  • 76028 – Darkseid Invasion
  • 76029 – Brainiac Attack

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

  • Avengers Age of Ultron No full sets details available at this time for the Rumored 5 sets.

Star Wars Rebels

  • 75078 – Imperial Troop Transport
  • 75082 – TIE Advanced Prototype
  • 75083 – AT-DP
  • 75084 – Wookie Gunship
  • 75090 – Ezra’s Speeder Bike


LEGO Pirates 2015

 

  • 70409 – Shipwreck Defense
  • 70410 – Soldiers’ Outpost
  • 70411 – Treasure Island
  • 70412 – Soldiers’ Fort
  • 70413 – The Brick Bounty


LEGO Elves 2015

 

  • 41071 – Aira’s Creative Workshop
  • 41072 – Naida’s Spa Secret
  • 41073 – Naida’s Adventure Ship
  • 41074 – Azari & The Magic Bakery
  • 41075 – Treetop Hideaway
  • 41076 – Farran & The Crystal Hollow

Check out the full list of known LEGO 2015 sets after the jump.

LEGO Jurassic World 2015
Confirmation that this will be a theme in 2015. No set details available yet, wait for toy fair 2015

LEGO Star Wars 2015
Microfighters
75072 – ARC-170 Starfighter
75073 – Vulture Droid
75074 – Snowspeeder
75075 – AT-AT
75076 – Republic Gunship
75077 – Homing Spider Droid

PT/OT
75079 – Shadow Troopers
75080 – AAT
75081 – T-16 Skyhopper
75085 – Hailfire Droid
75087 – Anakin’s Custom Jedi Starfighter
75089 – Geonosis Troopers

LEGO Architecture 2015
21022 – Lincoln Memorial
21023 – Flatiron Building

LEGO Bionicle 2015

70778 – Defender of Jungle
70779 – Defender of Stones
70780 – Defender of Water
70781 – Defender of Land
70782 – Defender of Ice
70783 – Defender of Fire
70784 – Lewa Master of Jungle
70785 – Pohatu Master of Stones
70786 – Gali Master of Water
70787 – Tahu Master of Fire
70788 – Kopaka Master of Ice
70789 – Onua Master of Land
70790 – Lord of Skull Spiders

LEGO City 2015
Police
60065 – ATV Patrol
60066 – Swamp Police Starter Set
60067 – Helicopter Pursuit
60068 – Crooks Hideout
60069 – Swamp Police Station
60071 – Police Hovercraft

Construction
60072 – Demolition Starter Set
60073 – Service Truck
60074 – Bulldozer
60075 – Excavator & Truck
60076 – Demolition Site

Great Vehicles
60081 – Pickup Tow Truck
60082 – Dune Buggy Trailer
60083 – Snowplow Truck
60084 – Racing Bike Transporter
60085 – 4×4 with Powerboat
60088 – Fire Starter Kit

LEGO Collectable Minifigures 2015
71008 – Collectable Minifigures Series 13
71009 – Simpsons Collectable Minifigures Series 2

LEGO Creator 2015
31027 – Blue Racer
31028 – Sea Plane
31029 – Cargo Helicopter
31030 – Red Go-Kart
31031 – Rainforest Animals
31032 – Red Creatures
31033 – Vehicle Transporter
31034 – Future Flyer
31035 – Beach Hut
31036 – Toy & Grocery Shop

LEGO Disney Princess 2015
41060 – Sleeping Beauty’s Royal Bedroo
41061 – Jasmine’s Exotic Adventure
41062 – Elsa’s Sparkling Ice Castle
41063 – Ariel’s Undersea Palace

LEGO Friends 2015
41085 – Bunny & Babies
41086 – Mobile Pet Care
41087 – Rabbit Mother With Babies
41088 – Puppy Training
41089 – Foal Care Stable
41090 – Olivia’s Garden Pool
41091 – Mia’s Sports Car
41092 – Stephanie’s Pizzeria
41093 – Heartlake Hair Salon
41094 – Heartlake Lighthouse
41095 – Emma’s Family Home
41097 – Heartlake Balloon
41162 – Friends Animals Series 6
Vet Ambulance
Vet Clinic

LEGO Juniors 2015
Beach Trip
Pirate Treasure Hunt
Garbage Truck
Fire Suitcase
Supermarket Suitcase

LEGO Legends of Chima 2015
70220 – Strainor’s Saber Cycle
70221 – Flinx’s Ultimate Phoenix
70222 – Tormak’s Shadow Blazer
70223 – Icebite’s Claw Driller
70224 – Tiger’s Mobile Command
70229 – Lion Tribe Pack
70230 – Ice Bear Tribe Pack
70231 – Crocodile Tribe Pack
70232 – Saber-tooth Tiger Tribe Pack
Unknown Legends of Chima Set 1
Unknown Legends of Chima Set 2

LEGO Mixels 2015
65103 – Mixels Series 4
The LEGO Movie 2015
70817 – Batman & Super-Angry Kitty
70818 – Double-Decker Couch
70819 – Bad Cop’s Police Car

LEGO Ninjago 2015
70745 – Anacondrai Crusher
70746 – Anacondrai Copter Attack
70747 – Cole’s Boulder Blaster
70748 – Titanium Dragon
70749 – Temple of Anacondrai
70750 – Mobile Ninja Base
70751 – Unknown Ninjago Set
70752 – Jungle Trap
70753 – Lava Falls
70754 – Jay’s Electro-Mech
70755 – Lloyd’s Jungle Raider

LEGO Supercars 2015
75899 – LaFerrari
75908 – 458 Italia GT2
75909 – McLaren P1
75910 – Porsche 918 Spyder
75911 – McLaren Mercedes Pitstop
75912 – Porsche 911 GT Finish
75913 – F14 & Scuderia Ferrari

LEGO Technic 2015
42032 – Compact Tracked Loader
42033 – Record Breake
42034 – Quad Bike
42035 – Mining Truck
42036 – Street Motorcycle
42037 – Formula Off-Roader
42038 – Arctic Truck
42039 – 24 Hours Race Car

LEGO Ultra Agents 2015
70166 – Spyclops Infiltration
70167 – Invisible Gold Robbery
70168 – Drillex Diamond Theft
70169 – Secret Agents Secret Use
70170 – UltraCopter vs. AntiMatter

LEGO DUPLO 2015
Ice Cream Van
My First Tractor
Rally Car
Airport
Cafe
My First Farm
My First Playhouse
Creative Building Box
Sofia the 1st Royal Stable
Sofia the 1st Royal Castle

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Street/Sewer Dio by Cobra Oner

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Aug 312014
 

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So I had this idea for a diorama that my Joes and Cobras could be photographed in/on, but the only skills I possess when it comes to building is Popsicle sticks. Luckily that is where CobraOner came in with his incredible talent and artistic ability and created a masterpiece. I came up with a sketch I had in mind of a shoebox size diorama where the street is the top of the box and the bottom part is a sewer.  CobraOner was able to take my idea and make it into what you see in front of you. I can’t wait to get this piece in my basement and start setting up some scenes for all of you. Thank you again to CobraOner for turning my simple sketch into a diorama for the ages! -Lowlight27

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Vortious Custom Accessories Opens Shop on OG13!

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Aug 192014
 

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That’s right, one of the most talented casters out there has invited the members of OG13 to visit his store,  http://vortiouscustomaccessories.ecrater.com/

One thing that sets Vortious apart from the other casters is that, ” I’ve mastered the hidden peg technique, so with the exception of a couple of items (usually too large to be done effectively, or efficiently) the hinge jointed parts you order from my store don’t need to have pegs pushed into a hole, and come assembled (the hinge joint only). Also I’m the guy who bought the parts that Stocos had, so any of the items that disappeared when Stocos shut down you’ll find in my store. ”

So join us in welcoming Vortious to our family and place an order today!

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GI Joe: Resurgence Day 31 The Final Day…

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Jul 312014
 

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Today is a bittersweet day as the custom project created by Oreobuilder, Bucky, and Dusty79 has come to a close. Here is a look at their Catalog and final thoughts. Please join us in applauding their great efforts and amazing building skills. It has been an historic month for the custom action figure community!

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Custom Female Night Viper General “Night-Shade” by Porcupunker of Mayhem Customs

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Jul 312014
 

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No this isn’t an upcoming figure, it is an amazing custom by Mayhem Custom architect Porcupunker.

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Cobra Oner’s Sweatbox (Collection pics)

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Jul 312014
 

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Fellow Mayhem Custom member and world famous tattoo artist, Cobra Oner shared with us today his incredible collection of Cobras and Joes…

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Upcoming MG Gundam Astray Blue Frame pics

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Jul 252014
 

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Thanks to the guys over at Gundam Kits Collection, we have our first preview of the upcoming Master Grade 1/100th scale release of the Gundam Blue Frame.

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SB Cobra’s Life Rebuild Project (GoFundMe)

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Jul 222014
 

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My fellow Mayhem Brother, Sonny Hernandez recently fell on some hard times and needs our help to get him back on his feet. He currently has started a GoFundMe event and is looking to raise money to help. Please if you have a few bucks in your Joe allowance, put it to a good cause.

Here is the link to the Gofundme page.

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A visit to Hit&Run9’s Garage of Wonder

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Jun 092014
 

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I got to go visit my friend Hit&Run9 and basque in the glory of his Toy Collection… I brought my trusty iPhone and was able to take a few photos to share with you and you can see why I’m going to be crying tonight…

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FSS 3.0 Night Creeper Leader Revealed

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Jun 042014
 

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The G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has released the preview image/information for the latest figure in the 3rd Figure Subscription Service. Click VIEW below to discuss.

COBRA SUPREME NINJA MASTER: NIGHT CREEPER LEADER

COBRA SUPREME NINJA MASTER: NIGHT CREEPER LEADER
– 25th Anniversary Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure
– Based on Variant Action Figure from 1994
– Includes Cobra Logo Stand, Removable Blindfold,
Submachine Guns, Crossbow, Ninja Swords,
Throwing Stars, Kunai Blades

(Note: Photo depicts prototype and final product may slightly differ.)

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Boss Fight Studio’s Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Action Figures

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Jun 042014
 

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Boss Fight Studios are the designers behind many of the Modern G.I. Joe Figures and now they are branching off to create their own line of Highly Articulated Character Kit System. To get started they have created a Kickstarter campaign and need the support of the community to get these awesome figures out into the world. Their first series is based off Greek Mythology.

These seem to be more marketed toward the Custom Builder Community, but can certainly be enjoyed by any collector out there!

Our First Figures: Greek Warriors and Gorgons!

The theme for our first assortment of Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. action figures is Greek mythology. We were very excited by the huge scope of these particular mythos.  Our plan is to release an initial wave of four figures, plus several exclusives.

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