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Quebec / GI Joe Original Comic book #1-4 (in FRENCH)
« on: September 18, 2015, 10:42:54 PM »
Voici les 4 premiers comic book des editions Heritage, en francais et en PDF (environ 10 Mo chacun) :

Numero 1

Numero 2

Numero 3

Numero 4

Quebec / Scanner Party 3D Hubs & Sketchfab
« on: July 03, 2015, 07:21:38 PM »
Hey guys in Montreal area... I got this email:

Nous aimerions t inviter a la premiere Scanner Party 3D Hubs & Sketchfab a Montreal. Elle aura lieu a, le 18 Juillet de 3:00pm a 5:00pm.

 C'est votre opportunite de vous faire faire un mini-moi imprime en 3D ou de scanner la vaisselle de votre grand-mere pour la restaurerer la gloire de ses premiers jours :)

 Le prix d un ticket est de 7 $ CAD et comprend:
 - Un scan en 3D par differents scanners
 - Une courte presentation sur les differentes technologies de scan
 - Des breuvages et a grignoter

 Les places sont limitees donc reserves rapidement la tienne! Les tickets sont accessibles ici.

 On espere t'y voir!

Claudia & Jos?
3D Hubs Mayor Montreal

I will be there. You?

Customs / Night Force vamp jeep
« on: May 16, 2015, 04:00:54 PM »
GI Joe wanted a Black VAMP to help their Night Force troops.

Customs / Camouflage team (Hit & Run base)
« on: April 06, 2015, 10:38:08 AM »

From left to right: 1. 1988 Hit & Run, 2. 1994 Alpinista (Brazil) with 2004 Tunnel Rat's head, 3. 1994 Alpinista, 4. 1988 Hit & Run with 1987 Falcon arms and head.

Thanks to my Lego and Playmobil for sharing their forest  :) :) :-)

Falcon will have to choose his subteam...

General Joe Talk / 3D printing... now the Poney, tomorrow GI Joe?
« on: January 12, 2015, 09:45:08 PM »
Hasbro & Shapeways Enable 3D Printing Fan Art with SuperFanArt

Hasbro is starting with the the Little Poney. Next could be GI Joe, Transformers, etc. Imagine creating legally your own pieces, vehicles or figs with Hasbro blessing. Not sure how it will work... do you have to make your own design? Do people at Shapeways can provide expertise, support and/or advice?

What do you think?

General Joe Talk / Next Kreon wave?
« on: December 28, 2014, 06:26:47 AM »
We got 5 waves so far... will we get a wave 6?

Customs / Crimson Stinger jeep (LBC)
« on: November 20, 2014, 09:20:40 PM »
I'm not the first one doing this, but it took me a while to find the good parts:

Making my Black and Crimson Stinger jeep, what I used:
  • Funskool upper body (red racing jeep)
  • 1998 Rattler wheels, top, doors and front bumper for the Black look
  • 1984 Stinger missile rack (because the 1998 missile rack pin is too large to fit the Funskool jeep body)
  • No paint :-)

What do you think?

General Joe Talk / GI Joe poster on Kickstarter
« on: August 22, 2014, 07:09:43 AM »
Hey guys,

I saw this on Kickstarter...

Looks cool!  With barely nothing new on the shelves from Hasbro, anything that can be made to keep the brand alive is a good news to me.

General Joe Talk / What is the future for o-ring collectors?
« on: May 31, 2014, 04:18:03 PM »
We can see it on every GI Joe boards, there is less and less activities these days. From one side, Hasbro is not helping by not providing toys that people want/like and suppliers (like TRU) are not ordering enough (like for Kre-o). I'm an o-ring collector and never jump into the 25th line/Modern era except for vehicles. So, I feel a little bit ignored.

Few o-rings initiatives were interesting:

1- SK Omega: Original, futurist and o-ring characters.  This line was also including (large) vehicles. But this project never showed up (

2- OSC project was supposed to make original o-ring characters and filling some hole in the GI joe toy line (shooter, Pythona, etc.), but someone stole the money... leaving the supporters with empty hands (

3- Legion XIV Productions (by Falcone) made few years ago some great o-ring female trooper. While pretty well done, these were 4 inches high, not 3.75... so they were not made for the original o-ring collector (

4- The.Black.Major "custom": Made a lot of troopers, Crimson guard, BAT and now female trooper with colour variations (Blue, White, Black, Urban camo, Crimson, etc.). There were sometimes few issues like smaller foot hole or smaller back hole, but the fans jump on these. Selling from $7 to $15 by the Black Major, on the second hand market they were going as high as $30. These are half legit. While the characters use the same Hasbro mold (and logo), some variation were totally original (colours never made by Hasbro for these mold) (

So, most of these initiatives were fans initiatives. What's the future for o-ring collectors? The Club and Hasbro are no more interested by o-ring... with website like kickstarter, are the fans will take the lead this time?

If there were more o-ring offers (convention exclusive, club exclusive, fans initiative, etc.), would you be more "board" active, more "collector" enthusiast, still a buyer?

Off Topic / Go Habs Go (only canadian team in the playoff)
« on: May 01, 2014, 11:50:25 PM »
Montréal wins 4-0 against Tampa Bay

Now Montréal leads Boston 1 - 0


General Joe Talk / What makes a convention figure?
« on: April 03, 2014, 08:46:42 PM »
As seen on YoJoe:

I'll chime in on this.
 The CanJoeCon figures are as official as any of the pre-factory produced figures starting in the late 90s. That is to say, as legitimate as the DeSimone figures.
 The CanJoeCon figures had Hasbro Canada endorsement as mass assembled customs. These were not dedicated or shared production figures, nor were they made in a factory. They are, for all intents and purposes, customs.
 Really, super-duper customs, but customs. Legit customs. But customs.
 So, they will go into the convention figure section OR the international section as what they are, right along side the DeSimone figures. They're Canadian so...likely the international archives.
 They're official, but with an asterisk.


General Joe Talk / New sets for the 50th anniversary!
« on: February 15, 2014, 06:19:09 PM »

I like these!! Mike / Hal are you going to have these in stock?

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