More Rise of COBRA Accelerator Suit Ripcord pictures!

cmderinchief of the Coil Club and JoeBattleLines has once again blessed us with more pictures of upcoming Rise of COBRA action figure product.  Regardless of whether or not you like Marlon Wayans as Ripcord (or like him at all) I think this figure is a very solid one!  The armor detailing is fantastic, the accessories are cool, and  the overall look is great.  Sign me up for a Ripcord and Duke tandom once these hit retail!

Click here to check out the thread on JBL, or check out the gallery below:

New details for the G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA Nintendo DS game

Kotaku.com has uncovered a little bit of new information regarding the Nintendo DS version of the upcoming G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA video game.  Unlike the console game, which features primarilly a third-person shooter interface, the DS version will be a top down action game with some RPG elements mixed in.

According to Nick Pavlich, associate producer, “The game will share some fundamental designs with the console version… In the DS version you only control one character, there’s a slight RPG element — you can level up, get new weapons and new outfits.”

The article also reveals that there are 6 playable Joe characters and 5 playable COBRA ones.  Click here to check it out!

More pictures of Rise of COBRA Destro figure

As these figures start trickling over from the eBay auctions, we’re getting more and more images of the Rise of COBRA Destro.  JoeBattleLines stallwart, MaxPower has posted a bunch of pictures on this thread on JBL, and has also graciously allowed me to host the images here as well.  Enjoy, and expect a full-fledged gallery and review once I get my own figure in hand.

Single pack “General Hawk” NOT “General Hawk”? – Sgt. Stone revealed!

Ever since ws_toys put up the auction for a supposed single-pack “General Hawk” figure, Joe fans all over the ‘net have been wondering if that’s what or who he really is.  The figure looked very “non-Quaid” like and totally different than the Hawk that was coming with The Pit.   Well, ws_toys has changed up his auction a bit, and now this same figure is being referred to as “Sgt. Stone”.

Who is this “Sgt. Stone”?  Does he have a role in the film, or is he simply a totally new, random character?  Is it supposed to be Flint, or some homage to Lt. Stone?  This perhaps brings up more questions than answers, but regardless, check out the auction right here and judge for yourself.  Images of this mystery character are below.

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Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available!

Big Bad Toy Store has Hall of Heroes IN STOCK NOW!

The online exclusive Hall of Heroes figures are online and on sale at BigBadToyStore.com right now!

Click here to check out the full set, and each figure is available singly as well.  Go get ’em!

Vote for the next Sideshow Environment piece!

Sideshow Collectibles is holding a fan vote to gauge interest for another environment diorama to follow up the Recon at Waypoint 12 w/ Timber.   Choices include a COBRA Throne Room, COBRA-La, or the USS Flagg.  Zoinks!

Click here to check it out and cast your vote!

Don’t forget, if you want to pre-order the Recon at Waypoint 12 set, click the banner below!

Recon at Waypoint 12 with Timer - 12-inch Environment

Thanks to sinchicken of the JBL Forums for the news.

Want an Anniversary Sgt. Slaughter? He’s at retail now!

I’m assuming most folks know about the Jakks “Build and Brawl” wrestling figures that are coming in at a handy 3 3/4″ scale.  Well, we’ve known for a while that Sgt. Slaughter was coming, and apparently, according to FireChief420 on JBL, he has arrived!  He’s a bit small to fit in with a lot of the Anniversary stuff, but he will definitely do in a pinch.  Very cool!

M.A.R.S. Industries 3-Pack hits retail in Canada!

According to very reputable JoeCanuck forum member Storm Shadow, the M.A.R.S. Industries Officer and Trooper 3-Pack movie preview item has begun hitting retail in Canada!  It was found in a Wal-Mart in the Fairview Mall in Kitchener, Ontario.  Check out the thread here!

Also check out the galleries below for more pics of these figures:

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Silver and Gold plated Storm Shadow(s) on eBay

plate_stormshadowNo, they’re not official, but they are neat little items, even if they do appear to be knock-offs.  eBay seller shashentao has posted an auction for what appear to be vac-metallized “chrome” Storm Shadow figures in silver and gold.  These are not official items, but they are a pretty neat eye-catcher for anyone’s collection.

They appear to be fully poseable, though, being knock offs, there are always some questions about durability.

Click here to check out the auction.