Loose TRU Exclusive Barbecue on eBay now

Asian seller abee8808 has posted a new Rise of COBRA action figure auction, this time featuring Headquarters for Heroes Toys “R” Us exclusive Barbecue.  The figure is loose, and appears to come with a number of accessories.

Check out the auction here, and the images are mirrored below:



MTV.com interviews Channing Tatum about G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA

MTV.com sat down and caught up with Channing Tatum regarding his role in The Rise of COBRA as well as Fighting, a much smaller scale film on the brink of being released to theaters.  In the interview, Tatum mentions he originally wanted the role of Snake Eyes and confirms that the mysterious G.I. Joe commando does indeed stay silent throughout the entire film.

To check out the full interview click here.

Rise of COBRA figures leaked early to a Wal-Mart in Maine?

Coincidentally enough, this was originally reported on April 1st, so fearing an April Fools’ Day prank, nobody really reported it as an accurate story, but proof seems to have come out confirming that HissTank forum member slowrey has stumbled upon Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow from the upcoming Rise of COBRA action figure line at a local Wal-Mart in Maine, of all places.

Take the news with a grain of salt, and keep in mind this is more likely a mistake than a trend, but apparently, at least two Rise of COBRA action figures have hit the states in mass retail.  Whether more will start trickling out is anyone’s guess, but official “street date” isn’t until July.  However, this board member has supplied HissTank with photos of the receipt and the two figures in question.

We’ll keep you posted.

G.I. Joe: Season 1 Part 1 up for pre-order on Walmart.com

I would expect more and more sites to start following the trend, but up for pre-order right now on Walmart.com is the upcoming G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Season 1 Part 1 DVD set from Shout! Factory.  These DVD sets promise to hopefully finally get the entire Sunbow series out on DVD and available in mass markets for fans (new and old) to purchase.

Thanks to thunderdan19 of HissTank.com for the info!

G.I. Joe Podcast “G.I. Joe Review” Episode 23 online now

Christopher, Chad, Matthew, and Dosser have uploaded the latest episode of their G.I. Joe Review Podcast, focusing on reviewing the Marvel comics and just talking G.I. Joe in general.  You can listen to the latest episode via the integrated MP3 player now:

All of the pertinent info (subscription links, discussion links, etc…) can be found below:

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Cover images posted for Amazon listings

Last week, GeneralsJoes reported about two new IDW listings on Amazon.com, one for Volume 6 of the Marvel reprint Trade Paperbacks, and a listing for the TPB for G.I. Joe: COBRA.  At the time, no covers had been posted, but as of now, the covers are posted, though they’re nothing to write home about.

The cover for Volume 6 looks to be the cover from Devils’ Due incarnation of G.I. Joe #1 (once again, art by J Scott Campbell) and unfortunately, it really doesn’t pertain to anything that actually happens in the book.  Definitely an odd choice.  G.I. Joe: COBRA just features the same image of Chuckles tied to a chair that we’ve seen many times already.

Regardless, if you want to check out the covers, click here for Volume 6 and here for COBRA.  Thanks to Jeff Bohn for the intel!

Paramount sends out 2009 Summer Preview kit

Several movie related sites are receiving a 2009 Summer Preview Kit from Paramount featuring their big-name summer films, including G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA.  IESB.net has posted the results of the Preview kit including a high resolution image of Duke from the promo poster, and a brief “one sheet” about the film.

Check it out here.