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SDCC 2016: Hasbro

Hasbro once again came to the SDCC to show off their new wares for the coming year or some and they had quite a bit to offer. Our roving reporter Tian was there to grab all the pictures so that we can bring them here to you. Since Jeremy co...

 
 
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Name my Frankenjoe!

If you've read some of my articles here in Tomopop, you would know that I am a big collector of G.I. Joe: Real American Hero figures from the 80's and 90's (and some from the 2000s as well). I've written about my custom "FrankenJoes" and ev...

 
 
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Tomopop Original: Creating my own 'Create a Cobra'

Many of you know about those items that are just a smidge outside our regular budgets. Those special items that are cherished by collectors and the people offering to sell said items know how much they are worth. For me, as a collector of G...

 
 
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Tomopop Original: It's ALIVE! A look at FrankenJoes

I love G.I. Joe figures. I have since I was 7 years old. I got into them largely when Masters of the Universe ended. I watched the cartoon almost everyday and grew up on these figures, so I never developed much of a fandom for the older G.I...

 
 
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BotCon and JoeCon move to Illinois in 2015

Today is the first day of the unofficial Transformers convention TFCon in Chicago, Illinois. I guess there's no better time than today for Fun Publications to announce that their two major Hasbro-backed conventions are heading to Illinois i...

 
 
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Nintendo says no to Shapeways while Hasbro says go for it

Shapeways can't catch a break, or maybe it can? Shapeways has a tendency to be a bit controversial, what with its place as a 3D printing hub making use of user-created 3D renders, many of which are based on licensed characters. Recently Nin...

 
 
 
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Community goes G.I. Joe in a very animated special episode

Once upon a time, cartoons were more obvious about their status as vehicles for merchandising. Cartoons would frequently introduce new characters, vehicles, and so forth, in a bid to promote either existent or upcoming merchandise.  Co...

 
 
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Whoa! G.I. Joe turns the big five-oh! A whopping 50 years

G.I. Joe celebrates its 50th - that's right, FIFTIETH - anniversary this year. The line got its start in early 1964 as an 11.5-inch articulated figure with 21 moving parts. The figures were intended to honor military veterans, many of whom ...

 
 
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JoeCon 2014 figure theme revealed: Zombies!

Fun Publications has revealed the theme and first figure for their G.I. Joe-based JoeCon exclusive 15 figure set. G.I. Joe Collector's Club describes the story behind the set as this: COBRA's latest sinister plot involves the mysterious ch...

 
 
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Harmony Gold suit against Hasbro over exclusive dismissed

You might remember back in July Harmony Gold field a lawsuit against Hasbro over their SDCC 2013 exclusive G.I. Joe and the Transformers: The Epic Conclusion figure set which, among other things, includes a repainted/remolded Joe Skystriker...

 
 
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SDCC 2013: The Loyal Subjects

The SDCC vinyl party continues with The Loyal Subjects. Most of their stuff was from Transformers and G.I. Joe. Kicking off with Transformers, they had the classic Megatron and Bumblebee designs, as well as Comic Con exclusive variants of O...

 
 
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SDCC 2013: Hasbro - G.I. Joe

G.I. Joe has turned up at SDCC once again with a continually dwindling presence. It's a solid toy line at a good price, but the troubles the second movie caused the toy line appear to be more than they can recover from. Hasbro got stuck wit...

 
 
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Sideshow's Baroness shows why evil is hot

Sideshow Collectibles' 1/6 scale Baroness is now available for pre-order. The Sideshow exclusive version features an additional head and glasses. The Baroness is among the most iconic of Cobra's evil agents and, for many, is among the first...

 
 
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Hot Toys adds Evil Superman & GI Joe to Toy Fair lineup

Last week, Vanessa brought word of the first of Hot Toys' exclusive figures for the year, MMS 1/6 Captain America. Hot Toys has since added to the list with two new figures, the evil version of Superman from Superman III and Joe Colton from...

 
 
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Hasbro's 2013 SDCC exclusives revealed!

USA Today has spoiled Hasbro's SDCC 2013 offerings. In addition to the previously announced Boba Fett with Han Solo in Carbonite pack  (US$50), Hasbro will be selling a DJ Pon-3 (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic; US$50),a Marvel Leg...

 
 
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Soko Cat adds another preview for G.I. Joe Custom Show

With the G.I. Joe Custom Show a day away, here's one more preview of what you'll see if you attend. As a late addition to the lineup, New Jersey artist, SoKo Cat, has released previews of her customs she will have at the event. She has cus...

 
 
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Carson Catlin's G.I. Joe customs for SubUrban Vinyl

Vanessa recently wrote about the upcoming G.I. Joe Custom Show running over at SubUrban Vinyl in New Jersey, which starts up this Friday, May 31st with Tenacious Toys. She included a few pictures of pieces that'll be shown at the show, and ...

 
 
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Hot Toys Roadblock just misses the mark

When Hot Toys announced that they were making a 1/6 scale figure of The Rock Dwayne Johnson as his G.I. Joe appearance as Roadblock, I was excited. Excitement can quickly turn to apathy and that's kind of the case here. Hot Toys Roadblock c...

 
 
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Save the date: G.I. Joe Custom show at SubUrban Vinyl

Attention, New Jersey! SubUrban Vinyl and Tenacious Toys will be having a G.I. Joe custom show on May 31. Partnered with The Loyal Subjects and Hasbro, this custom toy show will have over 30 artists bringing with them over 100 customs. The...

 
 
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Hasbro digs up 20 years of Jurassic Park toys

Can you believe it's been 20 years since the Jurassic Park movie first hit theaters? The cutting edge stuff they were doing in that movie can be done on a home computer today. Still a fun movie regardless. Of course, just like with all movi...

 
 
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Nath's custom Centurions Jake Rockwell is 'Xtreme'

Back in the late '70s and '80s there was an industry wide shift in figure scale as companies moved away from large 'dolls' and smaller action figures dominated. Even so, there were some ambitious figures that just had to be big in order to ...

 
 
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Troops of Doom celebrates fifth anniversary

Troops of Doom, a web comic featuring G.I. Joe and Star War figures battling for Lego technology, recently celebrated its fifth birthday. The comic was launched in 2008 and now, five years later, has had 523 comic strips (or episodes?) alon...

 
 
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Toy Fair 2013: Hasbro Kre-O

Hasbro's Kre-O Battleship line may have sunk and the Transformers had a rough start, but continues to back their homegrown building block line. This year the focus seems to be on saturation as they push four lines simultaneously w...

 
 
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Toy Fair 2013: Hasbro - G.I. Joe

Hasbro's G.I. Joe showcase seemed to focus mostly on its movie offerings, both in its 3.75-inch core format and the larger kid-friendly toys. However, there seemed to be a lot of non-movie figures on display including some kind of awesome f...

 
 
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Hot Toys Snake Eyes is now available to pre-order

It seems that a lot of us here like G.I. Joe and Hot Toys. The first Hot Toys release from G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Snake Eyes, looks to have captured our attention quite well. What Hot Toys is hoping is that it has done enough for you to jus...

 
 
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Those Hot Toys G.I.Joe we wanted? They're making them!

Immediately at the announcement of Hot Toys Snake Eyes, my attention went straight to what else can be made. Don't get me wrong, the 1/6 Snake Eyes is nothing short of amazing, but there's other people I want along the way. It seems others ...

 
 
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Hot Toys goes commando with new Snake Eyes figure

G.I.Joe Retaliation is a troubled movie. Earlier in 2012 the movie was ready full salvo for its June 29 release with a major add campaign, toys showing up in stores, and licensed merchandise everywhere. Then Paramount drops the bomb; G...

 
 
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It's Transformers vs. the ball in the MENSA voting finals

MENSA (yeah, that MENSA) has been holding their Toys Bracket Challenge since since mid-October and we've now come down to the finals! It's the action figure juggernaut known as the Transformers battling it out against the timelessness ...

 
 
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Hasbro calls possible purchase by Disney just a rumor

Unless you've been living in an ice cave on planet Hoth for the past week you know Disney has been making some pretty big headlines. There's the 2015 date for The Avengers 2, the surprise purchase of Lucasfilm Ltd., and their plans to begin...

 
 
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Rumor: Could Disney be interested in Hasbro?

Just last week, Disney announced seemingly out of nowhere that they were buying up Lucasfilm for US$4 billion. And now, according to sources that talked to MTV Geek, the Mouse's attention may be turning to another company: Hasbro. They're r...

 
 
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Sideshow brings Cobra's Major Bludd into their ranks

In today's world it's kinda easy to look at the G.I. Joe arch nemesis Cobra as a rather silly excuse for a terrorist organization. What with their ranks filled with so many oddball misfits it's a little hard to take them seriously as an act...

 
 
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NYCC 2012: Mimobots

If you dig collectible gadgets, then Mimoco's Mimobot line is perfect for you. They're USB memory sticks shaped like characters from comics, cartoons, and whatever else. Recently Mimoco has started a line of Mimobots with the design of Ugly...

 
 
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Children's Museum picks top 100 toys as voted on by fans

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indiana recently held an online pole taking votes on the top 100 toys that define our childhoods. In a list that included everything from Silly Putty to the Jack-in-the-Box and gathering a total o...

 
 
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G.I. Joe Club subscription is ready for recruitment

Fun Publications, Inc. has been teasing their G.I. Joe fans quite some time now with promise of a subscription service allowing them to plop down a chunk of money to be guaranteed a year's worth of exclusive figures. Well the time has final...

 
 
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SDCC 2012: Sideshow Collectibles - Remains of the Weekend

After an exhaustive search through everything Sideshow has to offer, we're finally at the end. What lies in wait in this gallery is plenty of G.I. Joe and some classic movie horror and cheese. What's impressive in this lot is definitel...

 
 
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SDCC 2012: Mimoco

The cool folks at Mimoco are always around with their designer 8, 16, 32 and 54 GB flash drives of various characters we know and love from comics, movies or TV. This year we saw a bunch of new things in the realm of DC Comics, Adventure Ti...

 
 
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SDCC 2012: G.I.Joe: Retaliation

Poor Hasbro. They had big plans for their latest live action movie, G.I.Joe: Retaliation. Toys were in warehouses, merchandise partners had products on the burner ready to go, and there was an ad campaign out in full swing. Then B...

 
 
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SDCC 2012: Sideshow Collectibles joins the preview party

We're getting to open more presents early tonight and these gifts are from Sideshow Collectibles. They make things that we love. Things that are very large. Those things that we love and large will also be equal to the pain we'll give our w...

 
 
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G.I. Joe: Retaliation figures shape up for this sequel

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra wasn't the greatest of movie masterpieces. In fact, it didn't feel like G.I. Joe. So hopefully the sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation will remedy all of that. Looking at the figures that USAToday revealed, it...

 
 


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