Hmmm…not sure how I feel about this, but IDW Publishing has announced a new Transformers/G.I. Joe crossover ongoing series. This is a stand-alone series that will explore the intriguing encounter between these two distinct properties. It will be written by Transformers veteran John Barber with art by Tom Scioli (Godland, American Barbarian). I’m a fan of both properties, but still not sure how I feel about these two being mixed together. I’m sure there are many fans of both that will really enjoy it and I suppose this is for them. If that is you, then look for this series in comic shops next summer. You can check out the press release for this announcement and a tiny piece of Transformers/G.I. Joe art below. (Source: IDW)
Yesterday, the pre-order for Sideshow Collectibles’ Sixth Scale Destro Figure. As always, there are two versions, a regular edition and a Sideshow Exclusive version of Destro which will include an alternative swap-out head, for a more realistic interpretation of “the man in the iron mask.” Both the Exclusive and regular versions of Destro are priced at $179.99, with FLEXPay payment option available for as low as $60.00/mo. Click the banner below and head on over to Sideshow Collectibles to place your order.
- Destro head sculpt with steel mask
- Fully Articulated Prometheus Body
- Fabric Costume includes: shirt, vest, jacket, pants
- Belt with pouches and pistol harness with leg straps
- Rocket dart gauntlet
- Grenade gauntlet
- Laser Gun
- Gloved hands in multiple poses
- McCullen family ruby medallion (on chain around neck)
- Satellite communications case w/ hidden weapon storage
- Satellite location tracker
- COBRA weapons blueprints
Heads up Tiger Force and Python Patrol fans, the latest special event for G.I. Joe: Battleground brings these two sub-teams to the forefront. Along with the new event, a new feature has been added to the game, trading. You can now trade with other players to build your ultimate team. Check out all the details and latest G.I. Joe: Battleground artwork.
So apparently G.I. Joe 3 has found its writer. Evan Daugherty has been tapped to write the third sequel. Daugherty wrote the Killing Season (2013), which I didn’t see, but apparently bombed at the box office. He also wrote 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman, which wasn’t a bad movie. I certainly wouldn’t say any of its flaws are from the script. Also Daugherty was brought in to do a last-minute re-write for Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot. All I have to say is, I hope that he can deliver a solid movie. One were it doesn’t feel splintered. So I look forward to what he does. (Source: THR)
Another G.I. Joe: Battleground event has started today. This latest event is titled, Wrath of Cobra-La, and it will run through Wednesday, September 11th. If you are a fan of the 1987 G.I. Joe Movie and Cobra-La, then this is for you. The Joes have discovered that Cobra-La did not perish and they are looking for revenge. Read about the event details after the jump and check out some of the latest art too. You can download G.I. Joe: Battleground for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices for free here at Mobage.com.
Over at HissTank.com, forum member Master Chief discovered two new Kre-O G.I. Joe listings in the Toys R Us computer system. The listings include:
- GI JOE Kreo Wolverine Tank $29.99
- GI JOE Kreo Outpost Defender $12.99
According to Master Chief, these could be released in time for the holiday season. So even though there isn’t much 3.75″ G.I. Joe product left for this year, looks like we’ll still be seeing G.I. Joe on the shelves of Toys R Us at least. Now I hope that my local TRU can clear some of the Wave 1 sets in order to get some of these in. (Source: HissTank)
We’ve already had two Jinx, sorry, Kim Arashikage figures available with 2012’s SDCC Exclusive offerings. But those were not a general retail release. There is still one more Jinx figure, the G.I. Joe: Retaliation Wave 4 Kim Arashikage (aka Jinx) retail figure. Now thanks to jihoon0719 of ACToys, we have some in-hand images of the upcoming Retaliation Wave 4 Kim Arashikage figure too. Along with the highly anticipated Blind Master and Night-Viper, this rounds out the new figures from Wave 4 and the last of Retaliation single carded figures for retail. (Source: ACToys / Images by jihoon0719)
The latest G.I. Joe: Battleground event is upon us. The Shipwreck’d PvP Event has started and not only introduces Shipwreck to the game, but something you probably didn’t see coming. Cobra-La. Battleground pulls from all over in the G.I. Joe mythos, and the events of the 1987 G.I. Joe Movie are not off-limits. Cobra-La is alive and active and looking for a little revenge on the G.I. Joe team. Check out the description of the latest event, along with the Shipwreck artwork below. Continue →