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Collecting the art of G.I. Joe: Volume 1 is a celebration of the first two years of painted art from G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero!
Collecting the art of G.I. Joe: Volume 1 is a celebration of the first two years of painted art from G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero!
Collecting the art of G.I. Joe: Volume 1 is a celebration of the first two years of painted art 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 vehicles and print 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. 

1982 HAL (Heavy Artillery Laser) before and after digital photo restoration
1982 HAL (Heavy Artillery Laser) before and after digital photo restoration

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! 

So why make books? Well, the answer is simple: you guys demanded it! I've 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 (or never had any to start with). 

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

Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 (1982-1983) hardcover
Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 (1982-1983) hardcover

Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 is a 60 page 8"x11" celebration of the art of G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero. It covers the first two years of vehicles, playsets, carded figures and peripheral painted art. This incredible hardcover is now available for order at 3DJoes.

These print on demand hardcovers are incredible, but the $205 cost is out of range for many. That’s where this Kickstarter campaign comes in! 

With your help, we will create a $35 soft cover book. My posters are printed on 65# paper because that’s about as thick as you can go and still roll safely for shipping. These books will be mailed flat, so the pages can be significantly thicker. We are going to print on 100# paper! Pages will be saddle stitched, so the two page 11x16” spreads can lay flat and art will not be lost to the gutter. 
An example of a two page 11"x16" spread from the hardcover.
An example of a two page 11"x16" spread from the hardcover.

Even more impressive, the cover will be card stock with an AccuFoil print! If you missed last year’s kickstarter postcards, check them out! These are printed on foil paper with special inks. The art is undisturbed head on, but reflects light at an angle for an incredibly luminous effect. 

Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 magazine cover design, to be printed with AccuFoil technology!
Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 magazine cover design, to be printed with AccuFoil technology!

Just imagine a wraparound 11x16 cover using this technology! It will be incredible, and you can help me make it happen. Please have a look at the rewards, back this project today, and tell your friends to jump in too! 

Yo Joe!

P.S. Don't miss the "To the Rescue" and "Stars and Stripes Forever" posters! They are limited to 100 copies and exclusive to this Kickstarter. 

"Stars and Stripes Forever" poster by Ron Rudat, limited to 100 copies and only available through this campaign!
"Stars and Stripes Forever" poster by Ron Rudat, limited to 100 copies and only available through this campaign!
"To the Rescue" (artist unknown), limited to 100 copies and only available through this campaign!
"To the Rescue" (artist unknown), limited to 100 copies and only available through this campaign!
 

Risks and challenges

Designs are complete and I have utilized this local printer several times before, so I do not anticipate any delays. We should be printed and shipping by early July!

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    One previous 3DJoes poster:
    Pick any one of the six previously produced 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.

    Domestic shipping is $10. International shipping will be an additional $15 charge.

    You can see all six previous posters here:
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    One copy of Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 (1982-1983). Limited to 500 copies!

    This 60 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 1982-1983.

    This soft cover book will feature 100# paper and an epic card stock AccuFoil 11"x16" wraparound cover!

    There is a full page set aside in Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 (1982-1983) to thank supporters! Your $35 pledge (plus shipping) earns you a spot on that list.

    Domestic shipping is $10. International shipping will be an additional $10 charge.

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    Two new 3DJoes posters!

    By popular demand, "To the Rescue" and "Stars and Stripes Forever" will be printed for this Kickstarter campaign only, and limited to 100 copies!

    All contributors are eligible to purchase previous 3DJoes posters for $10 each. Domestic shipping is $10. International shipping will be an additional $15 charge.

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    Two new 3DJoes posters!

    By popular demand, "To the Rescue" and "Stars and Stripes Forever" will be printed for this Kickstarter campaign only, and limited to 100 copies!

    All contributors are eligible to purchase Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 (1982-1983) for an additional $40. Just add the $40 to your total and you are covered!

    All contributors are also eligible to purchase previous 3DJoes posters for $10 each. Domestic shipping is $10. International shipping will be an additional $15 charge.

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    One copy of Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 (1982-1983). Limited to 500 copies!

    This 60 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 1982-1983.

    This soft cover book will feature 100# paper and an epic card stock AccuFoil 11"x16" wraparound cover!

    There is a full page set aside in Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 (1982-1983) to thank supporters! Your $45 pledge earns you a spot on that list.

    Domestic shipping is $10. International shipping will be an additional $10 charge.

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    One copy of Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 (1982-1983) AND two new 3DJoes posters!

    Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 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 1982-1983. This soft cover book will feature 100# paper and an epic card stock AccuFoil 11"x16" wraparound cover!

    "To the Rescue" and "Stars and Stripes Forever" will be printed for this Kickstarter campaign only, and limited to 100 copies!

    All contributors are eligible to purchase previous 3DJoes posters for $10 each. Domestic shipping is $15. International shipping will be an additional $30 charge.

    There is a full page set aside in Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1 (1982-1983) to thank supporters! Your $80 pledge earns you a spot on that list.

    Stock up and save: add additional posters for only $30/pair, and add additional copies of Volume 1 for only $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 GI 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 rocking a 3DJoes fitted hat and carrying a tube full of every single 3DJoes poster and print to date!

    Finally, they will receive top billing on the 3DJoes supporters page in Collecting the art of G.I.Joe: Volume 1!

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