I’ve covered many of Oreo Builder’s projects in the past enthusiastically…him and Bucky both have some great customizing talent, and I love what they’ve done with past projects, especially the ones focused on Battle Corps and the 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Well, now they’re jumping on something new and even more exciting (to me)!
Introducing G.I. Joe: Resurgence!
The year is 2015, and G.I. Joe has made its official return to retail with a whole new story and whole new series. With a mixture of familiar classics and brand new characters, Resurgence will simulate a whole new retail presence for G.I. Joe.
I was priviledged enough to write a few file cards for the project, and I think folks are really going to love it. Keep watching Oreo Builder’s Blog for updates and huge props to Oreo Builder, Bucky, GI Trekker, Dusty79, notpicard, and even Kirk Bozigian himself!
Two days have been posted so far, and they’re already a whole lot of fun. Make sure you keep watching for more!
GI Joe: Resurgence
It is the year 2015. Following years of relative peace, the ruthless terrorist organization known as Cobra has resurfaced by staging several bold attacks on high profile targets all over the World. Returning to active duty, General Hawk enlists the help of his most trusted acolytes – Duke, Beachhead, Stalker and others. Together, they recruit a new group of soldiers and rebuild the World’s ultimate special operations unit: GI Joe.
Coming in 2015, GI Joe: Resurgence brings back famous GI Joe members from all eras and introduces many new faces to the team. It also marks the return of Cobra Commander and his army of evil henchmen bent on World domination! Collect them all and create your own battles.
So just prior to the 2014 G.I. Joe Convention, the What’s on Joe Mind crew got together and recorded Episode 93…this was, of course, before Episode 92 was even finished yet, but we wanted to get Convention preparation online as quickly as possible.
From the floor of JoeCon we kept the recorder flying, and have posted a number of quick “One Shots” from Package Pick Up night and from the Custom Class itself.
All told we recorded several hours worth of content throughout the weekend, including many of the seminars, and pending approval from The G.I. Joe Collectors Club, we’ll hopefully be able to post some of those. Until then, though, enjoy our coverage (so far) of the 2014 G.I. Joe Convention!
Why episode 93?! Well, because episode 92 is not ready yet. However, this one is ready and why make anyone wait? It’s our “LIVE” show before JoeCon. Once again we are joined by the Vice President of The Crappy Figure Brigade, Don Anderson. We finally let Chuck talk a little wrestling, but really this episode is about one thing, JoeCon. The guys will preview the convention schedule and will give you an up-to-the-minute AccuWeather forecast for Dallas. It’s raw and unfiltered and contains 50% more Chuck – so play this out of earshot of kids.
For the rest of the updates click the Continue Reading link below, and huge thanks to Planet Nerd Rage Productions for sponsoring the WOJM coverage for JoeCon 2014!
Those of us who were lucky enough to score a ticket to the official custom class for the 2014 G.I. Joe convention have been eagerly anticipating word of what the custom figure might be and what parts we should bring.
Well the G.I. Joe Convention Facebook page broke the news yesterday, and I gotta tell you, I’m pretty excited.
The custom character is slated to be “Chef” and at the show will be cast heads for 30th Anniversary Lifeline, a modified Firefly torso, and a plethora of 3D printed accessories, including some “Honey-Do House Bat” weapon attachments. Pretty cool.
To give folks an idea of what the recipe might look like, check out the images below, and then click the “Read More” link to get the entire run down of this year’s custom class.
Keep following GIJoeCon on Facebook as well for more details!
Also, check out the great concept art for Chef’s Apron, which may give some indication of what we can expect for 3D printed parts at the con, courtesy of Gyre Viper on the G.I. Joe Discussion Facebook Page:
For the full rundown, click the Continue Reading link below.
Yes, the What’s on Joe Mind crew went radio silent for a little while, but now we’ve come roaring back, even if we are missing our trusty producer Gary.
While Gary continues to take a little bit of a break, we spent this issue talking customs with the awesome folks from the JoeCustoms Podcast. The episode ends up being a very informal kind of “chew the G.I. Joe fat” round table, where we ask some customizing questions, they ask us some questions, and we just hash it all out. We did take some time for news and mailbag questions, though!
Check out the latest episode on Podbean, or also embedded below. Show Notes are, as always, after the jump.
Oreobuilder has been doing simply amazing things over the past several months. Even if you somehow missed his fantastic work on “Battle Corps” month last year, I think his spectacular job on his tribute to G.I. Joe’s 50th Anniversary most likely got your attention. I’ve actually seen many folks saying that Oreobuilder’s tribute was far more fitting to G.I. Joe’s legacy than Hasbro’s own offerings at Toy Fair, and it would be tough to disagree with that.
Well, now he’s taken things even one step further, and working alongside long time Joe Customizer Bucky, they are tackling something near and dear to my heart. The new sculpt era!
I was a huge supporter of the G.I. Joe era from 2002 – 2005 and have often reminisced about how great the coalescence between direct to DVD films, comics, and the toyline was back then, and that Hasbro was actually charting new territory and weaving new stories. The designs for many of those new sculpt figures were terrific, unfortunately the execution was just not quite there. Whether that was due to technology or desired format still isn’t really clear, but what is clear is that many of the new sculpt figures would greatly benefit from modern era treatment. Over on OreoBuilder’s blog he is already hip deep in the project and has already given some new sculpt figures fantastic overhauls in the more modern style. Agent Faces? I mean, come on! That stuff is gold.
Make sure you book mark and visit often, as we’re sure to see plenty of updates and check some of the past work while you’re at it. I’ve mirrored a couple of images below.
I’ve talked about Oreobuilder’s projects here before, specifically his awesome Battle Corps theme month where he tackled many of the various Battle Corps characters in one month long customization barrage that had me on the edge of my seat waiting for the next one to show up.
Well, now, appropriately, he is celebrating 2014 with a new month long custom event, this time the G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary!
Already 7 figures into it, you can check out his thread over on JoeCustoms.com and see new figures emerging on a regular basis. He’s already tackled many awesome classic figures, and he shows off the original 12″ versions, too, if only to prove how great an accurate modern 4″ line based off the old school 12″ stuff could be. I know lots of folks have wished for a modern Adventure Team, but Oreobuilder is showing that some of these tribute figures would work in the old military aesthetic, too.
Really impressive stuff. Keep watching JoeCustoms.com for each new entry. I’ve mirrored just a couple of images below.