The standard Premium Format Baroness figure garnered a ton of attention when it was revealed by Sideshow Collectibles sometime ago, and now they’re putting out a Crimson Strike version in red! It’s a very cool looking collectible and it’s up for pre-order right now!
For the third year running, G.I. Joe cosplay group Cobra’s 1st Legion is doing a toy drive to support Oakland Children’s Hospital, and they’d love your support! The Toy Drive goes from now until December 21st, and you can drop off new, packaged items, including toys, books, gift cards, and personal hygiene products at the sponsors you see in the poster below. If you live in the Oakland, California area and want to support the Oakland Children’s Hospital, consider contributing to the Cobra 1st Legion Toy Drive!
Check out the poster below for the list of the sponsors.
His name comes up all the time on most fans “most wanted” lists, and unlike a figure like Pythona, you would think Billy could be done relatively easily with many existing parts. So what’s stopping someone like the G.I. Joe Collectors Club from doing it?
According to the Q & A at last year’s JoeCon (and it seems like every year’s JoeCon) the Club doesn’t know what version of Billy the fans might want. The Boy Scout assassin version (no thanks)? Storm Shadow’s ninja apprentice? A Devils Due-esque version in military gear and long hair? Where do you stand?
Well, if you’re a member of the G.I. Joe Collectors Club, skinny has put up an unofficial poll to gather some fan consensus about what version of Billy we might want to see. It’s pretty well known that the Club pays attention to fan requests, especially at their site or on their forums, so you should definitely check out the forums, and place your vote.
You never know, you might help shape FSS 3.0 or 4.0!
Over the past several weeks, Newsarama has been doing a great interview series called “YO, JOE” and has featured many great IDW top talent, including Fred Van Lente, Mike Costa, Chuck Dixon, and now the godfather himself, Larry Hama. Larry’s work on IDW’s G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero title has been stellar over the past couple of years, and I love that Newsarama is doing a featured piece on it.
The interview itself is fantastic, too. As many of us know, Mr. Hama has a distinct opinion about his place in the grand scheme of comic publishing, and this interview perfectly captures that attitude. He even answers some questions simply by showing some great notes from recent issues of Real American Hero. It’s a great read, everyone should go check it out at Newsarama.com.
Well, Mobage and DeNA did it to us again last night and snuck in a new event right under our noses! It’s another PVP event, with some great potential rewards. See if you can score a Legendary Zartan (based off his awesome Pursuit of Cobra look) and work to win an Epic Nunchuk!
Along with these two, there are new soldiers to recruit as well, including Jinx and Cobra B.A.T.!
Last, but not least, for December, a brand new Invitation bonus in the form of the Cobra Ninja Slice. Check out screen caps for all of these new cards below.
Download G.I. JOE: BATTLEGROUND for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices for free at: http://mobage.com/games/g-i-
The road to issue #200 continues as Larry Hama and SL Gallant keep pumping out some great looking books continuing the Marvel era. The 197th issue of this landmark series hits comic shops tomorrow and you can check out the preview below.
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #197
Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)
THE ROAD TO #200 CONTINUES! G.I. JOE has been set-up! As most of America’s Elite are taken prisoner in Sierra Gordo, it’s up to the few support members left behind to launch an offensive. But when COBRA realizes G.I. JOE is spread so thin, they get ready to launch an offensive of their own. This just might be G.I. JOE’s darkest hour, in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #197!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
- COBRA strikes G.I. JOE when they’re down! Can G.I. JOE recover?
- ONLY 4 ISSUES LEFT TO G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #200!
- Variant sketch cover by Larry Hama!
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As they usually do on Cyber Monday, Amazon.com is firing up their Lightning Deals, and they feature a lot of toys in those deals today.
But what G.I. Joe fans want to keep their eyes open for is at 3:00pm Eastern when the G.I. Joe Eaglehawk hits the Lightning Deal. That’s in just over an hour. Amazon’s current price is about $32, so you’ve got to think the Lightning Deal will be for a decent chunk less.
Check out my affiliate link below and consider hitting that link at 3:00pm and grab yourself an Eaglehawk for a great price!
I would think most diehard G.I. Joe fans would own G.I. Joe: Retaliation on Blu-Ray at this point, but if you don’t have it, now is your chance.
Amazon.com has the Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack for EIGHT BUCKS. Yep, just $7.99. Hit the banner below and go get it!
Yes, I know, G.I. Joe is dead at retail, but that doesn’t mean there’s no hope of some toy goodness on this Black Friday. Several online e-tailers are bringing some great deals to the table today.
Kokomo Toys – If you do want to go into a store, and you live in the Kokomo, Indiana region, hit the Kokomo Toys store and save 25% off the entire stock of items in store! If you want to take advantage of their eBay store, you can still take 10% off every item there. It’s a win-win!
Nerd Rage Toys – Having a fantastic Black Friday/Cyber Monday monster toy sale on many of their in stock items!
Amazon.com- Always with some fantastic Black Friday deals, including Boys Toys
please consider hitting up my Amazon Affiliate link to do some holiday shopping and support the site! While you’re there, pick up Pacific Rim on Blu-Ray
for $7.99 for yourself!
Entertainment Earth – A huge amount of toys and goodies and Black Friday week is bringing even more great savings!
Big Bad Toy Store – This huge online retailer has been a haven for G.I. Joe fans in recent years, and they still have a number of G.I. Joe items as well as other items in stock and on sale! Go get ‘em!
You don’t have to leave your house to enjoy some great Black Friday deals…so fire up that keyboard, and get yourself and your friends & family some great new toys.