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Collecting the art of G.I. Joe: Volume 2 (1984-1985) is a celebration of two of the biggest years from G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero!
Collecting the art of G.I. Joe: Volume 2 (1984-1985) is a celebration of two of the biggest years from G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero!
Collecting the art of G.I. Joe: Volume 2 (1984-1985) is a celebration of two of the biggest years from G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero!
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How did this start? 

Over the last few years, in addition to creating interactive 360 photography for 3DJoes, I have been photographing every piece of G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero art that I can get my hands on. I started with the 1982-1994 carded figures (which can be viewed on the Yearbook page) and then moved into documenting the vehicle boxes, catalogs and offers, books, posters and more. All are accessible via the print and licensed tabs at 3DJoes.

Once the art is photographed, I digitally restore these photos by removing creases, tears, price tags, hand writing and the like to create as clean an image as possible.

Enter 3DJoes posters. 

Before long, I had collected and documented enough carded figures to start making posters. Last year I ran a kickstarter and funded printing of 3 new posters! These posters are still for sale, and proceeds help cover the $1,750 a year it costs to run 3DJoes. You can pick these up for $10 each through this kickstarter!

Enter Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe, Volume 1! 

I fielded countless requests for a G.I.Joe art book since the first carded figure poster debuted. Most often people tell me they love the posters but they are running out of wall space. So, this past summer I ran a kickstarter to print an Accufoil Softcover of Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 (1982-1983)!

Volume 1 Accufoil Softcover
Volume 1 Accufoil Softcover

We delivered Volume 1 in July as promised, thanks in large part to some fantastic print vendors and my local Triangle Joes who pitched in and helped me with fulfillment. 

Thank you to the Triangle Joes!
Thank you to the Triangle Joes!

Now it’s time for Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe, Volume 2! 

Flash foreword a few months and thanks to Chad Hucal and Brian Sauer, we are ready to go to press with Volume 2! 1984-1985 were huge years for G.I.Joe, so it’s no surprise that Volume 2 has expanded to 78 pages. You’ll be glad to know the price hasn’t expanded, we’re holding the line at $35 for the Accufoil Softcover!

Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 2 (1984-1985)
Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 2 (1984-1985)

The cover will once again be card stock with an AccuFoil print, and the 80# pages will be saddle stitched, so the two page 11x16” spreads can lay flat and art will not be lost to the gutter!

The 3DJoes poster series continues! 

Now that all of the 1984-1985 artwork has been restored, it is time to continue the 3DJoes poster series! We will produce two new 24”x36” posters, one featuring the box art of the U.S.S. Flagg and another featuring the rest of the 1984-1985 Vehicles.

1984-1985 Vehicles poster (art not final)
1984-1985 Vehicles poster (art not final)
U.S.S. Flagg 24" x 36" poster (art not final)
U.S.S. Flagg 24" x 36" poster (art not final)

STRETCH GOAL: By popular demand - a life size recreation of the U.S.S. Flagg box art on one 44”x31” poster! 

This print alone will cost $3,000 so the life size U.S.S. Flagg needs to be a stretch goal. If we hit $15,000 it will be unlocked. If we don’t and you select a reward that includes this item, you have the choice of receiving a $30 refund for that item, or the substituting the 24”x36” poster in its place and receiving a $10 refund.

24" x 36" compared to the life size 44" x 31.5" U.S.S. Flagg poster
24" x 36" compared to the life size 44" x 31.5" U.S.S. Flagg poster

PROJECT EXPENSES:

  • $5,000 Printing Volume 2 (500qty) 
  • $3,000 Printing two new 24”x36” offset posters 
  • $3,000 Printing a full size U.S.S. FLAGG 44”x31” offset poster 
  • $1,000 boxes and tubes
  • $3,000 shipping on $15,000 sales (shipping averaged 20% of total sales on the Volume 1 Kickstarter)
  • $1,500 KS/Amazon fees on $15,000 sales (fees averaged 10% on the Volume 1 Kickstarter)

GOAL: 

$10,000 to print and ship Volume 2 and two new 24”x36” posters

STRETCH GOAL: 

$15,000 to also print and ship the full size U.S.S. Flagg poster

Please have a look at the rewards, back this project today, and tell your friends to jump in too!

Yo Joe!

Carson

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges
I have already successfully produced the Volume 1 book and six 24”x36” offset posters with two very reliable local vendors. I do not foresee any issues with getting all three of these new posters and books produced quickly and to the highest quality.

To see the progress of a previous poster, have a look at this album:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…

A note about quality: these posters, like the six previously produced, will be professional grade. You will not be disappointed! Check out the specs below and my eBay feedback.

Paper details: All 3DJoes posters are printed on 65 lb. sterling premium gloss paper stock. According to my printer, 65 pound paper is the thickest you can use and still roll them without creasing or damaging. It wont easily crease, pinch, or wrinkle. These posters are definitely frame worthy, but the paper is thick enough that if you just want to tack them up, that will work too.

Printing details: We use a four color printing process (CMYK), not digital. Four color prints are much higher quality than digital laser prints. To see behind the scenes at the printer, check out my "3DJoes of the 80s" album on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…).

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    "GREEN SHIRT"
    (Thank you!)

    All Kickstarter backers will receive a thank you on 3DJoes.com, just like the previous backers for Volume 1. Your $10 pledge earns you a spot on that list and our heartfelt thanks!

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    “OLD SCHOOL"
    (Previous posters)

    Pick any one of the six previously produced 24"x36” 3DJoes posters for $10. Each additional poster is just $10, so pledge $10 for 1, $20 for 2, $30 for 3, $40 for 4, $50 for 5 and $60 for all six posters. You can see all six previous posters here:
    http://www.3djoes.com/posters.html

    All Kickstarter backers will receive a thank you on 3DJoes.com, just like the previous backers for Volume 1. Your $10 pledge earns you a spot on that list and our heartfelt thanks!

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    "THE MOTOR POOL"
    (Two new 24”x36” 1984-1985 vehicle posters)

    The 3DJoes poster series continues! We will print the U.S.S. Flagg on one 24”x36” poster and the rest of the 1984-1985 vehicles on another 24”x36” poster. All contributors are also eligible to purchase previous 24"x36” 3DJoes posters for $10 each.

    All Kickstarter backers will receive a thank you on 3DJoes.com, just like the previous backers for Volume 1. Your $30 pledge earns you a spot on that list and our heartfelt thanks!

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    "ADMIRAL'S DINGY"
    (Life size U.S.S. Flagg poster)

    By popular demand! We will print a life size recreation of the U.S.S. Flagg box art on one 44”x31” poster. All contributors are also eligible to purchase previous 3DJoes posters for $10 each. We must sell 100 of this item to break even on the $3,000 printer cost.

    All Kickstarter backers will receive a thank you on 3DJoes.com, just like the previous backers for Volume 1. Your $30 pledge earns you a spot on that list and our heartfelt thanks!

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    “GRUNT"
    (Volume 2)

    One copy of Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 2 (1984-1985). Limited to 500 copies!

    This 78 page 8"x11" celebration of the painted art of G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero features every carded figure, vehicle, playset, poster and peripheral product featuring painted art released from 1984-1985.

    This soft cover book will feature 80# paper and an epic card stock AccuFoil 11"x16" wraparound cover!

    All Kickstarter backers will receive a thank you on 3DJoes.com, just like the previous backers for Volume 1. Your $35 pledge earns you a spot on that list and our heartfelt thanks!

    Stock up and save: add additional copies of Volume 2 for $30 each.

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    “KEEL-HAUL"
    (Two new 1984-1985 vehicle posters, including life size U.S.S. Flagg poster)

    The 3DJoes poster series continues! We will print the U.S.S. Flagg on one 43”x31” poster and the rest of the 1984-1985 vehicles on another 24”x36” poster. All contributors are also eligible to purchase previous 3DJoes posters for $10 each.

    All Kickstarter backers will receive a thank you on 3DJoes.com, just like the previous backers for Volume 1. Your $30 pledge earns you a spot on that list and our heartfelt thanks!

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    "ONE AND ONE"
    (Volume 2 and one new 24”x36” poster)

    One copy of Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 2 (1984-1985). Limited to 500 copies!

    This 78 page 8"x11" celebration of the painted art of G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero features every carded figure, vehicle, playset, poster and peripheral product featuring painted art released from 1984-1985. This soft cover book will feature 80# paper and an epic card stock AccuFoil 11"x16" wraparound cover!

    Pick either the U.S.S. Flagg or the rest of the 1984-1985 vehicles on one 24”x36” poster. All contributors are also eligible to purchase previous 24"x36” 3DJoes posters for $10 each.

    All Kickstarter backers will receive a thank you on 3DJoes.com, just like the previous backers for Volume 1. Your $50 pledge earns you a spot on that list and our heartfelt thanks!

    Stock up and save: add additional copies of Volume 2 for $30 each. Add additional previous posters for $10.

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    “RE-ENLIST!"
    (Volume 2 and two new 24”x36”1984-1985 vehicle posters)

    One copy of Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 2 (1984-1985) AND two new 24”x36” 3DJoes posters!

    Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 2 is a 78 page 8"x11" celebration of the painted art of G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero. It features every carded figure, vehicle, playset, poster and peripheral product featuring painted art released from 1984-1985. This soft cover book will feature 80# paper and an epic card stock AccuFoil 11"x16" wraparound cover!

    The 3DJoes poster series continues with the U.S.S. Flagg on one 24”x36” poster and the rest of the 1984-1985 vehicles on another 24”x36” poster!

    All contributors are eligible to purchase previous 3DJoes posters for $10 each.

    Stock up and save: add additional posters for $25/pair, and add additional copies of Volume 2 for $30 each.

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    “NIMITZ-CLASS"
    (Volume 2 and a life size U.S.S. Flagg poster)

    One copy of Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 2 (1984-1985) AND a life size 44”x31.5” U.S.S. Flagg poster.

    Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 2 is a 78 page 8"x11" celebration of the painted art of G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero. It features every carded figure, vehicle, playset, poster and peripheral product featuring painted art released from 1984-1985. This soft cover book will feature 80# paper and an epic card stock AccuFoil 11"x16" wraparound cover!

    By popular demand! We will print a life size recreation of the U.S.S. Flagg box art on one 44”x31” poster. All contributors are also eligible to purchase previous 3DJoes posters for $10 each. We must sell 100 of this item to break even on the $3,000 printer cost.

    All Kickstarter backers will receive a thank you on 3DJoes.com, just like the previous backers for Volume 1. Your $30 pledge earns you a spot on that list and our heartfelt thanks!

    Stock up and save: add additional life size U.S.S. Flagg posters for $25 and add additional copies of either volume for $30 each.

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    "DOUBLE DUTY!"
    (Volume 1 and Volume 2)

    One copy of Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 (1982-1983) AND Volume 2 (1984-1985). There are less than 100 remaining copies of Volume 1!

    Relive the first four years of painted G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero art! These two volumes total 142 pages and feature every carded figure, vehicle, playset, poster and peripheral product released from 1982-1985.

    These soft cover books feature heavyweight paper and epic card stock AccuFoil 11"x16" wraparound covers!

    All Kickstarter backers will receive a thank you on 3DJoes.com, just like the previous backers for Volume 1. Your $65 pledge earns you a spot on that list and our heartfelt thanks!

    Stock up and save: add additional copies of either volume for $30 each.

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    “KEEL HAUL’S KINDLE"
    (Volume 2 and two new 1984-1985 vehicle posters, including life size U.S.S. Flagg poster)

    One copy of Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 2 (1984-1985), a life size 44”x31.5” U.S.S. Flagg poster AND a 24”x36” collage of the remaining 1984-1985 vehicles.

    Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 2 is a 78 page 8"x11" celebration of the painted art of G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero. It features every carded figure, vehicle, playset, poster and peripheral product featuring painted art released from 1984-1985. This soft cover book will feature 80# paper and an epic card stock AccuFoil 11"x16" wraparound cover!

    The 3DJoes poster series continues! We will print the U.S.S. Flagg on one 43”x31” poster and the rest of the 1984-1985 vehicles on another 24”x36” poster. All contributors are also eligible to purchase previous 3DJoes posters for $10 each.

    All Kickstarter backers will receive a thank you on 3DJoes.com, just like the previous backers for Volume 1. Your $75 pledge earns you a spot on that list and our heartfelt thanks!

    Stock up and save: add additional life size U.S.S. Flagg posters for $25, additional collage posters for $10, and add additional copies of either volume for $30 each.

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    "RAISING THE FLAGG!"
    (Volume 2, two new 24”x36”1984-1985 vehicle posters, life size U.S.S. Flagg poster)

    One copy of Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 2 (1984-1985) PLUS the 24”x36” Vehicles (1984-1985) poster AND the life size 44”x31” U.S.S. Flagg poster!

    Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 2 is a 60 page 8"x11" celebration of the painted art of G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero. It features every carded figure, vehicle, playset, poster and peripheral product featuring painted art released from 1984-1985. This soft cover book will feature 80# paper and an epic card stock AccuFoil 11"x16" wraparound cover!

    The 3DJoes poster series continues with the U.S.S. Flagg on one 24”x36” poster and the rest of the 1984-1985 vehicles on another 24”x36” poster!

    By popular demand! We will print a life size recreation of the U.S.S. Flagg box art on one 44”x31” poster.

    All contributors are eligible to purchase previous 3DJoes posters for $10 each. Domestic shipping is $20 since posters and books ship separately in boxes and tubes. International shipping will be an additional $20 charge.

    Stock up and save: add additional 24”x36” posters for $30/pair, add additional life size U.S.S. Flagg posters for $25, and add additional copies of Volume 1 for $30 each.

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    "NEW RECRUITS!"
    (Volume 1 and Volume 2, two new 24”x36” 1984-1985 vehicle posters, life size U.S.S. Flagg poster)

    One copy of Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 (1982-1983) AND Volume 2 (1984-1985) PLUS two new 24”x36” 3DJoes posters AND the life size 44”x31” U.S.S. Flagg poster!

    Relive the first four years of painted G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero art! These two volumes total 142 pages and feature every carded figure, vehicle, playset, poster and peripheral product released from 1982-1985. These soft cover books feature heavyweight paper and epic card stock AccuFoil 11"x16" wraparound covers! There are less than 100 remaining copies of Volume 1.

    The 3DJoes poster series continues with the U.S.S. Flagg on one 24”x36” poster and the rest of the 1984-1985 vehicles on another 24”x36” poster!

    By popular demand! We will print a life size recreation of the U.S.S. Flagg box art on one 44”x31” poster.

    All contributors are eligible to purchase previous 3DJoes posters for $10 each. Domestic shipping is $20 since posters and books ship separately in boxes and tubes. International shipping will be an additional $20 charge.

    Stock up and save: add additional 24”x36” posters for $30/pair, add additional life size U.S.S. Flagg posters for $25, and add additional copies either volume for $30 each.

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    "ALL IN!"
    (Volume 1 and Volume 2, all eight24”x36” 3DJoes posters, and the life size U.S.S. Flagg poster)

    One copy of Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 (1982-1983) AND Volume 2 (1984-1985) PLUS all eight 24”x36” 3DJoes posters ANDthe life size44”x31”U.S.S. Flagg poster!

    Relive the first four years of painted G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero art! These two volumes total 142 pages and feature every carded figure, vehicle, playset, poster and peripheral product released from 1982-1985. These soft cover books feature heavyweight paper and epic card stock AccuFoil 11"x16" wraparound covers! There are less than 100 remaining copies of Volume 1.

    The 3DJoes poster series continues with the U.S.S. Flagg on one 24”x36” poster and the rest of the 1984-1985 vehicles on another 24”x36” poster!

    By popular demand! We will print a life size recreation of the U.S.S. Flagg box art on one 44”x31” poster.

    All contributors are eligible to purchase previous 3DJoes posters for $10 each. Domestic shipping is $20 since posters and books ship separately in boxes and tubes. International shipping will be an additional $20 charge.

    Stock up and save: add additional 24”x36” posters for $10 each, add additional life size U.S.S. Flagg posters for $20, and add additional copies of either volume for $30 each.

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    "The Ultimate 3DJoes Experience!"

    Three 3DJoes backers get to come be a part of the 3DJoes magic (airfare not included). They will tour the 3DJoes studio to see how the site is made, they will bring one of their favorite G.I.Joe related objects to be scanned and immortalized on 3DJoes. If they are a cosplayer, they can even get scanned in costume! They will also return home with every 3DJoes item in the store (all eight 24”x36” posters, the life size U.S.S. Flag poster, both volumes of the book and a one of a kind prototype hardcover). Finally, they will receive top billing on the 3DJoes.com Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 2 supporters page!

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