Me and and my lil’ Nerd enjoy opening a full case of The Loyal Subjects Action Vinyl G.I.Joes!
Latest Video is up with an ever better look at these two prototypes. If you would like to see them in person, you can at the Declassified booth this Joe Con.
Check out the video below, if you enjoy it be sure to give it a like and subscribe to the channel.
The previous article about these was:
First (brief) Look at The Loyal Subjects G.I.Joe Wave 2 Baroness! This is a fully colored Prototype, it is not a production final, so some changes could occur.
Keep reading, or scroll down to see a short VIDEO.
Here the Beauty is, and the first thing you will notice is that the glasses come off! As does her backpack, even though it would have been easy to mold on as you can’t see all the detail behind the hair. To me that makes extra awesome the time was taken to make sure you could remove it (somewhat flexi head as it is removable) and examine it, maybe even swap it with someone else!
Her Gund looks like the original. Only the handle and trigger give it a way, and I look forward to doing some comparison shots when I get home. Now check out a different angle:
You can see her armor pieces are more silver, like sideshow. Her cobras are not sculpted on, but are Tampo’d so well it works great and means more customizing potentially, (especially for the blue single pack version you can get online) I can already see a way (with some dremeling) to make a Helix and more on top of my planned “Snow bunny”, Crimson Asp, Iron Grenadier and Classic comic versions. (Glad I pre ordered plenty of the blue ones)
14 points of articulation. It appears the right hand has a swivel but not the left, or mine might have been stuck. (1 of 3 I’m aware of, with the other 2 at TLS HQ and another the glasses were a bit tight, may be similar here.)
Her eyebrows are sculpted by the way, and she is frankly the most beautiful female Joe figure under 12″s I have seen.
Feel free to ask for specific shots or comparisons and I will do my best to do so when I get home from this training trip.
For those who do not like chases, Yes this baroness will be a chase, but a blue baroness will be available single carded right off the bat, and future baroness figs are coming too
For those who do love the chase, unlocking this super intelligent, helicopter flying, tactical European bad @$$ sniper will make your day.
I will update this post with more pics. But I know I will also be uploading HERE and I already have a bunch in that TLS Folder so feel free to take a look!
PART 1: The Loyal Subjects has become one of my favorite companies and that’s probably obvious by now! The latest batch of new images has me excited. The black Friday sale means an amazing Pre-Sale price, 40% off of these items that were just revealed, and most of them are must buy’s for me! Some of them I know I will have to get more than one of! Where do I start? Brand by Brand, Pic by Pic, I wanted to provide some commentary on each image!
Glow in the Dark He-Man makes the silver become Glow in the Dark. The Power Sword will look great pointing towards the sky glowing in a dark room. It also features mini comic inspired Axe and Shield combo. This means you get to have your He-man how you want him ! Mine will probably go Sword and Board style, like a rpg tank.
Those eyes look like creepy as heck. I’m looking forward to seeing how well these translate into the paint masks used on the factory produced figures. They really remind me of something from Zelda, like those pesky statues with an eye that shoot lasers at poor Link.
Joe Allard let us know that the plan is to go with Orange glow in the dark for this one. His design his awesome and I think a new GID color is a perfect way to spice this fig up! (although the green face would look good in traditional GID too.)
My fav out of the Masters of the Universe online exclusives (note: all single carded) would be:
Check out the video below, and if you like it be sure to hop over and give it a like and us a subscribe. Interested in the still images? Check out the gallery here!
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Latest review is up! Check it out below and be sure to head over to youtube and like and subscribe if you enjoyed it. This time we take a peek at Glow in the Dark Snake-Eyes and v2 Stormshadow by The Loyal Subjects. I should note this is their old body style and does not reflect how the new figures will be coming in November (14 points of articulation!)
(Slightly updated) Here is an image from a 1983 Sticker sheet which fans have theorized contained an early or original design for Snake-Eyes. Further discussion has revealed slightly conflicting information in the Joe discussion group, it sounds like he was always intended to come in black but grey highlights may have been cut or may not have depending on who you ask. This black look was a nod to the S.A.S. and does appear to be have been planned. Thus despite fan theory (and one I believed until recently, and I even discussed with Gary Head on the old nerdversity 101 podcast) it appears this should more accurately be called “Sticker” Snake-Eyes instead of “concept” Snake-Eyes, especially if we use concept in the exact same way as we do with blowtorch, although broadly it could be called the sticker company’s concept for a design of SE, but it’s definitely not the original.
Those who stopped by the Declassified panel at Coil Con saw my copy of the sticker sheet (which has some other cool gems on it too)
Beneath is my recreation of the color scheme using Joe Allard’s designs for the The Loyal Subjects Snake-Eyes. I choose to keep the grey as the sticker had but toned it down. The ungloved hands are from the upcoming Dusty. Expect the real figures in November and check out the full gallery of them HERE.
And we recently did a full podcast interview with the designer Joe Allard you can listen to HERE.
I am not thrilled with the camo, but this was my first time doing it, learned a lot along the way and I think It will turn out better next time.
Let the TLS Crew know if you like it HERE and Jonathan and crew already have my blessing to use it, they just need to make sure I can get one haha! I think it would go nicely with my concept art blowtorch (See HERE)
For comparison sake:
Still one more cool TLS related thing coming up in the next few days. Keep your eyes out and be sure to follow us on twitter/ and like on fb so you don’t miss out.
In the latest episode of the Nerdrahtio podcast we discuss Joe’s past work with Sideshow (including an unreleased pimp daddy Destro) Mondo (, the1/6 scale turtles) and his ongoing work on The Loyal Subjects action vinyl lines.
You can listen via the embedded player below or find us on Stitcher and Itunes using the drop down menu above. Be sure to keep scrolling down to find links to our image galleries as well as some text notes from the interview.
shoutouts from this episode were: Springboro Hobby and Action Figure Fanatics.
Clutch was revealed via Nerdrahtio on time while I was behind on editing,this podcast should have come along with it. Expected to be open window boxed or classic closed box , but obviously won’t be a blind box.
Want to get a non chase Baroness? Will red or blue do ?
No official announcements, but keep an ear out for Thundercats as it is a very strong possibility. (Update, thundercats ARE happening!)
Due to licensing TLS does not have the rights to do vehicles for TMNT and it’s not likely they can do playsets either. Tell playmates you want them to be allowed to!
Upcoming figs are designed to be workable with their vehicles and animals, and while it may not be true for the turtles you should be able to get a Joe on battlecat or he-man in your vamp.
Power Ranger wave 2 will still be MMPR, still working on how to get the individual zords to combine!
BONUS UPDATE: Jonathan Cathey has confirmed Street Fighter will have knee articulation and “be like Joe”
Many questions where from the TLS OFFICIAL FB GROUP which you can (and should) join HERE.
(full disclosure, Sam is an Admin in the official TLS group and started that after our interview with Jonathan Cathey)
For our full gallery of Joe images HEAD HERE
For our full gallery of Loyal Subjects TMNT images head HERE.
For our full gallery of the Loyal Subjects Transformers images head HERE.
For our full gallery of the Loyal Subjects MOTU line head HERE.
For our full gallery of The Loyal Subjects MMPR line head HERE.
For our full gallery of The Loyal Subjects How to Train your dragon images head HERE.
and you can expect more to be added often!
You can also see some of our Loyal Subjects reviews and openings on Youtube HERE
or check out our past interview with Jonathan Cathey HERE.
stay tuned in the next couple of days for some digital art and custom painted The Loyal Subjects figs! -Sam