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In-Hand Images of the ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ Cobra Combat Ninja Figure

by | June 24th, 2013

gijoe-retaliation-toy-line-logo-185x50ACToys forum member 2366049994 posted some in-depth images of the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation Cobra Combat Ninja figure. The Combat Ninja (not to be confused with the Combat Ninja Cruiser) is one of the many new figures that will be released with the updated Retaliation Wave 3.5 line-up. It seems to have gone through a few changes since we saw the production samples at JoeCon last year and Toy Fair earlier this year. Personally I don’t think these changes change the figure that much, still making it a potentially great army builder for Joe fans. Look for this figure to arrive at retail later next month or early August. I’ve mirrored the in-hand Combat Ninja images below. (Source: ACToys.net)

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Sideshow’s Sixth Scale Cobra Commander: The DIctator, Ready to Rule The World and Up For Pre-Order!

by | June 6th, 2013

sideshow-collectibles-logoSideshow Collectibles revealed their Cobra Commander: The Dictator Sixth Scale Figure this week. Ready to dominate the world, the leader of Cobra back, and this Cobra Commander comes in his dress uniform that has a fabric cape. Also included are two interchangeable heads, featuring his classic helmet with chrome visor and his masked version too. Cobra Commander wouldn’t be complete without some weapons and accessories too, so the Commander comes with a Cobra Scepter, Ceremonial Cobra Dagger, Broom Handled Mauser Pistol and multiple gloved hands for various commanding and conquering poses! The Sideshow Exclusive version of Cobra Commander will also include a Laser Pistol accessory.

The regular and Exclusive versions of Cobra Commander: The Dictator Sixth Scale Figure are priced at $174.99. Both the Exclusive and regular versions are available for pre-order today, with the release of their newsletter which is typically published between 2 and 3pm (PST).

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Hasbro Finally Reveals Their 2013 SDCC G.I. Joe/Transformers Exclusive!

by | June 5th, 2013

sdcc-logoHasbro finally showed off their 2013 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives today and they wouldn’t be complete without a G.I. Joe/Transformers exclusive. This is Habro’s third and final installment of the special series of annual mash-ups, and while the two previous exclusives focused on Decepticons — a Skystriker jet with a Starscream paint job, and a Shockwave deco on a G.I. Joe Retaliation movie H.I.S.S. Tank — the 2013 edition focuses on the good guys. The set includes a Skystriker in the colors of the Autobot Jetfire and a G.I. Joe V.A.M.P. vehicle retooled to reflect Hound, a cult favorite whose original automobile form was that of an Army Jeep. The set also comes with the Cobra femme fatale Baroness with the Decepticon character Ravage, G.I. Joe ninja Snake Eyes with an Autobot logo on his outfit, the Autobot Blaster in his boom-box form and his tapes, and a robotic samurai warrior with a skeleton head in the colors of the Decepticon Bludgeon. This set will cost $99.99 (which seems like a steal!). So it looks like you better start saving your pennies. The San Diego Comic-Con is just right around the corner. (Source: USA Today)

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G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club Figure Subscription Service 2.0, First Images and Pre-Orders

by | May 1st, 2013

gijcc-gijoe-club-logo-latest103011Earlier this afternoon, the G.I. Joe Collectors’s Club posted an image on their Facebook page, the image teasing their Figure Subscription Service (FSS) 2.0. The FSS 2.0 was first briefly mentioned at the 2012 JoeCon, and then further discussed at the 2013 JoeCon. If you recall, the FSS 2.0 line-up includes: Admiral Keelhaul, Airtight (Brazilian Tiger Force), Big Bear (Oktober Guard), Bombardier, Cesspool, Cobra Desert Scorpion, Dragonsky (Oktober Guard), Lt. Falcon (Night Force), Shipwreck (Brazilian Tiger Force), Skull Buster, Tollbooth and Wide Scope (S.W.A.T.). Since sharing the teaser image, they have started posting images of the line-up and the first images of four figures shown so far are, “Tiger Force” Airtight, Dragonsky, “Night Force” Lt. Falcon and Skull Buster. They have also started taking pre-orders too. The pre-orders will run through May 22nd for those that are interested. (Source: Facebook)

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Preview of G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #1 from IDW Publishing

by | April 9th, 2013

idw-publishing-logo-newThis week from IDW Publishing comes another of their G.I. Joe relaunch books. But this book is more of a re-naming than anything, Mike Cost and Antonio Fuso return in G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #1. Formerly titled COBRA, G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files continues some of the best G.I. Joe stories to-date. In The Cobra Files #1, Flint and his team are still on the hunt for Cobra, meanwhile Tomax is playing a game, and this is one game that could end badly for the Joes. Look for this title on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10th at your local comic shop; or available in digital format through the comiXology.com website or app. In the meantime, you can check out an advance preview of G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #1 after the jump»

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JoeCon 2013: Concept Case, Part 2 — Hasbro Still Hates You.

by | April 6th, 2013

joecon-2013-logo-latest010913Well apparently Hasbro saying, “we aren’t showing you anything new at JoeCon,” only meant any new retail figures. Because this afternoon, Hasbro decided to tell you they still don’t like you, and once again decided to tease you some more with Concept Case, Part 2. These are more figures (along with a couple from last year’s Concept Vault) that are not planned for release any time soon. These are concepts only! So enjoy the nice tease. I want to say this as a note, I’m mostly joking about Hasbro hating you. Just quite the “gut punch” to see these things knowing they are not coming out any time soon (or at all). So I’m just having fun with it. (Images courtesy of Terror Drome member wolfyhound)

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JoeCon 2013: The Coverage Continues

by | April 5th, 2013

joecon-2013-logo-latest010913Things are continuing along with the 2013 JoeCon coverage from Indianapolis this weekend. Thanks to reports from Terror Drome members FireChief420 and Skuller05 we have details and images that are coming in. So take a moment to check it out, and be sure to check back over the course of the next hours and days to get the latest 2013 JoeCon news as it arrives.

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JoeCon 2013: Early Report

by | April 4th, 2013

joecon-2013-logo-latest010913Some early reports are starting to come in from the 2013 JoeCon in Indianapolis this weekend. Kicking things off are a couple of images that have popped up, along with the Convention Exclusives list from the Con Exclusive Comic Book/Program Guide. First up, thanks to the Official G.I. Joe Convention Facebook page, we have an image of the Attendee Souvenir, the G.I. Joe Night Force Ferret. Next image available is of the Vendor Exclusive Carded Night Force Lady Jaye figure courtesy of Kokomo Toys who shared the image with GeneralsJoes. As you can see from the list below, there is a larger Kre-O presence than just the Parachute Drop Exclusive Hit & Run, there is also a 6-Figure Set too. You can check out all the info below and stay tuned for more as it becomes available.

  • Night Force Specialist 2-Pack (LE 800)
  • Night Force FLAK w/ Steeler (LE 800)
  • Night Boomer (LE 1000)
  • Carded Lady Jaye (LE 1000)
  • Carded Club Exclusive Iceberg (LE 500)
  • KRE-O G.I. Joe Night Force 6 Figure Set (LE 1000)
  • KRE-O G.I. Joe Parachute Hit & Run (LE 500)

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