ws_toys, the seller who has already presented us with Breaker, the Resolute B.A.T., and the Baroness comes through again with an auction for one of the Rise of COBRA preview figures, the M.A.R.S. Officer. The figure comes packaged in a boxed 3-pack set with two M.A.R.S. Troopers as well, which I covered pretty extensively in this post (thanks to cmderinchief of the Coil Club).
Thanks to Destro from HissTank as usual for the scoop!
I’m really warming up to these guys (and the Troopers). The funky layered armor over the commando sweater…those very Neo-Viper like helmets (which sort of ties them into the upcoming Neo-Viper as well, even though the Neo-Viper doesn’t have his trademark helmet). I’ve been fighting it, kicking and screaming, however slowly but surely I’m being pulled into this movie universe and the figures that go along with it. Some of these look very interesting, even if they are remarkably dissimilar to the familiar Joes and COBRA’s that we’ve seen over the past twenty-six years. I really like the armor on his arms, I love the webgear and helmet, and all of his weapons are terrific. A very nice figure here, and I’m looking forward to getting the preview 3-pack in May.
Forum member acmilan8540 of ACToys.net has posted a few new pictures of the upcoming Rise of COBRA Storm Shadow figure from the first wave of G.I. Joe movie-themed figures. One of my favorite figures that I saw during Toy Fair last weekend, Storm Shadow is really a perfect example of how well Hasbro is able to capture the movie “look” in plastic form. Whether or not you like the movie designs, this is a nice representation of the way the infamous COBRA assassin looks in the movie. Pretty nice! Pictures are below, thanks to WildWeasel of The TerrorDrome for pointing out the information!
Brian Savage from the GIJoe Collectors’ Club had a chance to sit down with some of the movie folks during Toy Fair 2009 and get some tidbits of information from various folks involved in the movie.
Click here to read that interaction, including an exclusive interview with Stephen Sommers, director of Rise of COBRA!
Man, is it a great time to be a geek or what? As a childhood toy and comic book freak, who would have thought that summers in my 30’s would be spent enjoying (for the most part) Hollywood’s take on those super heroes and supernatural characters that shaped my imagination back then. But honestly I’m not sure there’s been a better slate of geek-flicks than what’s shaping up this year. This is gonna be a blast! Keep reading for trailers, clips, and my unwelcome opinions…
While I have no plans nor intentions to be a news site related to Marvel toys, I figure since I linked to a post about the movie Deadpool figure at MarvelousNews.com yesterday, I might as well post a follow up, because a poster on ToyArk.com scored some MUCH better pictures of this figure. Once again I’ll put pics after the break so as not to spoil anything.
Along with pics, I’ll post my thoughts, too.