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Commander_Lane
01-16-2014, 07:05 PM
FYI... we were unable to post today's update at GIJoeCon since the server is being worked on to test the new registration system. However, I have copied the announcement information along with the box art preview for you here:

COBRA forces have broken through the barricades and re-named our 3 3/4-inch convention box set, which is now officially known as the "Zombie Initiative"!


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meanmugginloco@yahoo.com
01-16-2014, 08:27 PM
Ready to see what I might be spending money on since it's what.. 3 months away or so?

Collectors elsewhere are getting quite a bit irritated.

gi_eddo@yahoo.com
01-16-2014, 10:01 PM
Whereas i do like the look of the box, I am more anxious to see the figures.

Why the change in set title?

Also, I remember reading somewhere that the Eco Warriors, or Eco Force were not going to be entirely faithful to their early nineties counterparts, but I'm now wondering if they will resemble them at all.

manolive@hotmail.com
01-16-2014, 10:48 PM
Well, the name isn't all that different. The artwork is pretty cool. But I don't know why Cobra would be keeping zombies in a wooden crate. I do appreciate the old-school Joe logo though.

Overall I gotta say it hasn't really moved me either way. Glad to see something, but I'm not disappointed nor am I excited.

Matthew.stoops@wmich.edu
01-17-2014, 04:39 AM
But I don't know why Cobra would be keeping zombies in a wooden crate.

Do you know how much it costs to make a Zombie Warrior? Wooden crates are all they can afford now.

odb360@live.com
01-17-2014, 08:32 AM
Well, the name isn't all that different. The artwork is pretty cool. But I don't know why Cobra would be keeping zombies in a wooden crate.

Its a barricade they are breaking through brother, not a crate and agreed cool artwork...anyways I think everyone needs to chill and leave the griping and hating on the other sites that specialize in it. The clubs been doing this for a while now and I am pretty sure they got it on lockdown. You should be happy you are getting something cause not to bash Hasbro but its not like they have stepped up to the plate and been filling the shelves recently or seemingly the near future...otherwise if your not happy you are always welcome to walk away and start your own club and convention cause we all know you can do it better and that no one would complain if you were running things...Apologies though, to all that haven't been complaining that nothing done so far is good enough so I'll come down from my pulpit now and shut up...I just get tired of people that can't seem to be happy they are getting something as opposed to getting nothing at all...

odb360@live.com
01-17-2014, 08:33 AM
PS - Geek Viper, that wasn't directed at you...I forgot that I quoted you on that post. So apologies again...

charles.phillips@penske.com
01-17-2014, 09:28 AM
I like it, looks very cool. I agree with VampCluch...it would be impossible to please everyone. I like what the club has done which is basically providing new figures... all I have been able to find for the past year in the wild is Retaliation Snake Eyes. I also like the anticipation of waiting on the figures...reminds me of when i was a kid and searching through all the Joes for the one I was looking for. No instant gratification here...

phillipstearmanredneck@yahoo.com
01-17-2014, 09:34 AM
Its a barricade they are breaking through brother, not a crate and agreed cool artwork...anyways I think everyone needs to chill and leave the griping and hating on the other sites that specialize in it. The clubs been doing this for a while now and I am pretty sure they got it on lockdown. You should be happy you are getting something cause not to bash Hasbro but its not like they have stepped up to the plate and been filling the shelves recently or seemingly the near future...otherwise if your not happy you are always welcome to walk away and start your own club and convention cause we all know you can do it better and that no one would complain if you were running things...Apologies though, to all that haven't been complaining that nothing done so far is good enough so I'll come down from my pulpit now and shut up...I just get tired of people that can't seem to be happy they are getting something as opposed to getting nothing at all...

I agree completely

Commander_Lane
01-17-2014, 12:07 PM
Whereas i do like the look of the box, I am more anxious to see the figures.

Why the change in set title?

Also, I remember reading somewhere that the Eco Warriors, or Eco Force were not going to be entirely faithful to their early nineties counterparts, but I'm now wondering if they will resemble them at all.

Name change was required for Legal / Copyrights.

Our FAQ answered a question about neon/plastic changing colors and never stated that E.C.O. FORCE would not "resemble them at all".

julestobin@gmail.com
01-17-2014, 03:18 PM
It just seems to me that everybodies got there own opinion about the upcoming ZOMBIE INVASION that is hitting the G.I.JOE WAR for what seems the 3rd time! First the IDW showdown next last years CONVENTION CASE and now another goodie you could sink your teeth right into! A ZOMBIE INITIATIVE is quite different from an "invasion title" For COBRA to waste their time with a barricade busting just to report that THE ZOMBIES on the other side of this barricade have the initiative is quite different than an invasion...and not a legal copyright at all. Somebodies lying here...but for COBRA to report an invasion of a superior force has yet to remain seen!!!

funpubincadmin
01-17-2014, 04:40 PM
Initiative = the first step or action of a matter; commencing move.

jared.vitosh@gmail.com
01-17-2014, 04:57 PM
Name change was required for Legal / Copyrights.

Our FAQ answered a question about neon/plastic changing colors and never stated that E.C.O. FORCE would not "resemble them at all".

This is what I have been thinking all along, but I do appreciate the clarification. I'm not sure why some people have been panicking about this. I am happy there will be no water shooting/color changing, but you can still have modern chemical operations zombie fighters wearing brightly colored hazmat suits.
By the way, when do we get the next figure reveal?

zephin77@yahoo.com
01-17-2014, 06:33 PM
The box art reminds me of an old 80's zombie movie. The more I look at it the more it grows on me. Now lets see some more figures.

julestobin@gmail.com
01-17-2014, 08:42 PM
The best part about it is just like the 80's.The actual ART in person will look 100% better then the photo-comp image!

julestobin@gmail.com
01-17-2014, 09:26 PM
QUOTE=funpubincadmin;660]Initiative = the first step or action of a matter; commencing move.[/QUOTE]
so that means a ZOMBIE INITIATIVE would be an undead/creep that is taking a first step or action of the matter...in this case the matter being consuming the flesh of the living! Which heads up an end result of a ZOMBIE INVASION... This is not without say that it could also mean with the given evidence that the people inside the box have set up a good plan that entiled COBRA COMMANDER to insist that this is a ZOMBIE INITIATIVE...One thing that is very weak with this theory is that first ......COBRA 'HAS' COMPOUND Z and second......OUTBACK IS A SURVIVALIST.....which by no means is an initiative ....but rather this situation is already that bad under the first assumption that CC met CC Z! But to stick with the true Zombie madness of any situation big or small.....You would need a ZOMBIE HUNTER TEAM which is already given information but OUTBACK would need to be smart enough to keep the word SURVIVAL on his shirt,instead of the the BATTLE CORP savage look calling himself a ZOMBIE HUNTER team member.......It is safe to assume that since many true collectors already have ''regular' color OUTBACK that like with YELLOW CROC MASTER he would be a variant colorbecause you just can't have a ZOMBIE HUNTER whom is actually a BATTLE CORP with a file card that further hints that once he knew e.c.o. force.

manolive@hotmail.com
01-17-2014, 10:02 PM
Its a barricade they are breaking through brother, not a crate...

It still looks like old rotten wood. Seems to me some sort of polycarbonite or steel would work better. ;)

But Raven may be on to something

Do you know how much it costs to make a Zombie Warrior? Wooden crates are all they can afford now.

PS no offense taken, but thanks for the clarification bro!

steve.2477@hotmail.com
01-18-2014, 06:59 AM
Show us the figures!!

julestobin@gmail.com
01-18-2014, 12:09 PM
Everybody in this column wants to see the FIGURES!! What about the vehicles? For a matter of sake,the Comic Book insert will take place in a NECROPOLIS and not in the alternate universe the ORIGINAL ZOMBIE VIPER came from! It has to due to given info with LAB-RATS attire. OUTBACK has to have his shirt due to this! Therefore T'J BANG has to be over the edge and be something like the PYTHON PATROL CROC MASTER at 80% brightness! The STEEL BRIGADE COMMANDER would still be a repaint at any rate due to him already being repainted once or twice as a DELTA DRIVER. E.C.O. FORCE can stay E.C.O. due to further explanation given of the abbr. The Cobra side of the box has already declared it an INITIATIVE which means something completely different! The there are the two 3 paks!! What about a shiny LIFELINE or CONCEPT VAULT ZOMBIES from last year? What about a shiny STRETCHER figure or a V.2 BATTLE CORPS LIFELINE with shiny Vehicle! Due to the fact that the comic will take place in a NECROPOLIS!

funpubincadmin
01-20-2014, 01:00 PM
Please stay on topic... this thread is for the discussion of the 2014 box artwork.

The convention figures will be revealed when we have an approved final sample of each to showcase.

julestobin@gmail.com
01-25-2014, 12:18 PM
Sorry. I overstepped my authority. It won't happen again...