After what seems like forever, G.I. Joe: Resolute will wrap up its long and rocky road tonight, one way or another. Airing on Adult Swim tonight at midnight as a full 60 minute feature, AdultSwim.com promises the episodes will be online shortly thereafter.
The final ten minutes aired on Teletoon in Canada last night, and of course, the footage has already made the YouTube rounds. To avoid spoilers, I’ll embed the video after the break.
Honestly, the finale didn’t rock my world. I always had a suspicion that the 60 minute time limit and “short burst” episodes might end up hurting the “flow”, and I think I was right. The final culmination of this story didn’t feel very final, and didn’t have a real “impact”, and I think most of that is due to the limitations of episode length.
Still, I’m thrilled to finally see the series air in its entirety, and best of all, this animated feature has led the way to some fantastic looking toys. At any rate, watch Adult Swim tonight, check out adultswim.com on Monday, show your support for Resolute! Do whatever you need to do… write your congressman, harass Hasbro, pester Cartoon Network. Let them know how much you loved Resolute and how much you demand to see more. It wouldn’t hurt to watch the footage on Adult Swim.com a few thousand times as well.
Wow. HissTank is scoring a coup today with a bunch of great pictures of some upcoming items including some never-seen-before Resolute themed action figures and some better images of Rise of COBRA figures we’ve seen before. Lots of gear is visible, and as always, the Resolute figures are absolutely blowing my mind. Check the links below for all of the picture goodness:
Friend of GeneralsJoes, cmderinchief has gotten his hands on the upcoming Rise of COBRA Cobra Commander and posted a terrific mini-review over at JoeBattleLines. He also supplied a wealth of new images, including the FIRST EVER picture of COBRA Commander unmasked! Trust me, it ain’t a pretty picture.
I find myself agreeing with a lot of what Gary has to say in his little write up. While this is about as far from “Cobra Commander” as I can think of, the figure itself IS pretty cool. I love the little details, the sculpting on his face is incredible, and overall it’s a neat looking toy. Just not sure I buy it as the leader of COBRA.
Over at AcToys.net, acmilan8540 has posted some more pictures of the unreleased 14th wave of G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary figures, and has included some great looking loose pictures of the Resolute Storm Shadow. Check out the images mirrored below, and big thanks to HissCommander of the Terror Drome for the heads up.