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‘American Hero’ – A New Limited Edition Art Book by Dave Dorman

Posted by on Thursday, August 15th, 2013

misc-joe-newsMany collectors know the name Dave Dorman, but most likely from his Star Wars work. But did you know he also worked on many G.I. Joe pieces too? Well now Dave is making it easy for Joe fans to check out his work and add it to their collections. He is releasing a limited edition art book with many of his pieces. The book, titled American Hero, is 6″ x 9″ full-color with a cardstock cover, 24-pages including cover. It is limited to 250 copies and all copies are signed by Dave Dorman. The price is $20 (plus $5 shipping worldwide). If you would like to get your hands on a copy, then visit here to place your order. (Thanks to FireChief420 for the heads up.)

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation Parody Toy Commercial, About Sums It Up Too

Posted by on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

gijoe-2-retaliation-logo-temp121011smTerror Drome reader and Joe Community member, Dave C, passed along that he came across this great video that parodies the G.I. Joe toy commercials of the ’80s using G.I. Joe: Retaliation footage. It actually comes across pretty cool and funny. Also sums up the feel of the movie in its basic sense too. Anyways, check it out below, it is very well done and I’m sure it will bring back some memories for you.

G.I. Joe Limited Edition Minimalist Posters

Posted by on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

community-showcaseIf you don’t follow Codename Iowa on any social media outlets, then you might not be aware of their project they are working on. They are creating a series of minimalist posters featuring G.I. Joe characters from early ’80s. The designs are based on the classic characters that we grew up on, and are featured in these cool posters. Each poster is printed on 100 lb. cover weight stock and measures 12.25″ x 18.25″. There are a limited number of sets available. If you are interested, then get ready, the 1984 (Series 3) Minimalist Poster Series goes on sale March 22nd, 2013. The 1985 Set (Series 4) will be available in November 2013 at the G.I. Joe collectors meetup, Assembly Required in Des Moines, IA. If you would like more information, then you can email them at hq@codenameiowa.com, or visit their Facebook page here, or online store here. You can also follow them on Twitter at @CodeNameIowa.

“These posters are minimalist designed based on the action figures that were found on store shelves in 1984. Each poster is 12.25″ x 18.25″ printed on 100 lb. cover weight, acid-free paper. This set of 16 posters comes sealed in a clear bag with a display card showing all the characters on the back. Only 30 sets have been made and ever will be made in this format.”

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Acidfree Gallery’s Rhys Cooper Cobra Commander and Storm Shadow Prints Information

Posted by on Monday, February 25th, 2013

misc-joe-newsLast week Acidfree Gallery announced that there are two new G.I. Joe prints coming up this week. These will be joining the previously released (and now sold out) Baroness print by artist Rhys Cooper. The new high quality prints by Rhys Cooper are of Cobra Commander and Storm Shadow. Each will have a regular version that is limited to 100 prints and variant version limited to 55 prints. The regular will be priced at $50 and the variant at $65. Both versions of the prints will go on sale Thursday, February 28th 2013 at 12:30pm EST at www.acidfreegallery.com. You can check out their other G.I. Joe prints here.

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Iceberg — First Impressions

Posted by on Thursday, February 21st, 2013

tdrome-editorial-logo-iconI’m not a member of the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club. I can’t justify the purchase — nor can I justify the continued temptation to buy the monthly figures. In short, I stare longingly at the figures offered and whimsically sigh as I watch all my buddies on Twitter snatch them up.

Luckily, last year was my first year really becoming aware the club existed, and Footloose wasn’t enough of an enticement for me to even consider the possibility of joining the club. I simply took that money and sunk it into another of my toy addictions — Club Infinite Earths from Mattel, for their now defunct DC Universe Classics line. Continue →

Coming Next Week from Acidfree Gallery Cobra Commander & Storm Shadow Prints by Rhys Cooper

Posted by on Thursday, February 21st, 2013

misc-joe-newsAcidfree Gallery announced today that there are two new prints coming next week. Joining the previously released (and now sold out) Baroness print by artist Rhys Cooper, will be a Cobra Commander print and Storm Shadow print. There will be a regular version and variant version of each. Right now there is no pricing, but expect it in the range of $45 to $50 (reg and variant) or $55 to $60. You can check out their other G.I. Joe prints here and look for more info next week.

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Toy Fair 2013: Images of The Loyal Subjects GI Joe Vinyl Figures and Skateboard Decks

Posted by on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

toy-fair-2013-logoFellow toy collector Matt Guzy who runs the Awesome Toy Blog sent us a message on Twitter that he has posted his gallery of images from Toy Fair featuring The Loyal Subjects G.I. Joe (and Transformers) vinyl figures and skateboard decks. So if you like different collectibles along with your action figures, then be sure to check these out. They are pretty cool. The vinyl figures come in blind packs, and along with the skate decks are available for order at online retailer BigBadToyStore. Check out the other images over at Matt’s site, Awesome Toy Blog here.

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G.I. Joe 1990 — A Look Back at Some Often Overlooked Figures, Part 2

Posted by on Sunday, September 30th, 2012

tdrome-guest-speaker(Ed. Note: I often ask others if they would like to “step up to the podium” and share whatever is on their mind with the community. I give them the chance put their words out there. This is one of those times. This is a Terror Drome Guest Speaker editorial piece. We hope you take the time to read it over and share your thoughts & opinions with us. Thanks.)

Earlier in the past week we shared Part 1 of Joe Community and Terror Drome member zedhatch‘s look at G.I. Joe from the year of 1990. In the first part we looked at the Joes from that year. Now we will take a look at Cobra from 1990.

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So that is the good guys, but of course what is a team of good guys without a bunch of bad guys? Well since 1987 there had been a pattern established with the bad guys, four vipers, 2 Iron Grenaders and often a Dreadnok. 1990 was the first year a Dreadnok wasn’t in the roster since they were introduced which is another reason I think 990 has some detractors. Still while the Joes often get ignored the Snakes often get some levels of attention in the modern world. Continue reading…

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