The always dependable Black Sheep Toy Store has posted a handful of auctions for upcoming product, and very cool product at that. The links are below…I haven’t posted a gallery, because the images are all ones we’ve seen before, but the auction links are below:
Man…these are some awesome looking figures. I know there’s been a lot of movie bashing going around, but every one of those above toys really kicks ass, in my opinion. I’m still trying to figure out how I’m going to get my hands on a half dozen of those 3-piece suit Destro figures. I could find lots of uses for that one.
Thanks to HissCommander of The Terror Drome for the intel.
ACToys.net regular jt008581 has posted some very cool pictures of the upcoming Alley-Viper from the Defense of COBRA Island 7-Pack. Check out the thread here, or take a look at the gallery below.
Cmderinchief of The Coil Club and JoeBattleLines has received a sample of this upcoming female figure that hasn’t yet been confirmed. While I speculated that it might be Dial Tone a couple of weeks ago, it’s looking much more likely that this is a figure for a new IDW and video game character Helix. Whomever it is, she definitely as a unique look. Image gallery is below.
In the category of “a nice surprise”, ReelComix.com is reporting that a new trailer for G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA should be hitting the internet this coming Friday, May 1st! Anyone going to see the new Star Trek film will also get to see the same trailer on the big screen.
You can bet that GeneralsJoes will be right on top of this news as it develops! Click here to check out the article.
So far Marlon Wayans has been surprisingly silent about his role as “Ripcord” in the upcoming G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA motion picture, being released August 7th of this year. Well, he breaks his silence with MTV.com and lets the fans know what they should expect from the film.
“The movie is serious, action and some comedy – but not all comedy,” insisted the star, who will bring an extremely different look to the High Altitude Low Opening jumper in the August 7th flick. “You pull off the reigns; I did what was appropriate for the role and for the character.”
“It wasn’t about ‘Hey, let it be the me comedy show’,” promised Wayans. “It is G.I. Joe. It’s supposed to be badass action. So you commit to it – and I found the fun in being a badass, for once in my life.”
There’s plenty of other interesting tidbits over at MTV.com so check out the article here.
Keeping up with the regular schedule, the next round of G.I. Joe themed Q & A sessions is right around the corner! If you have any suggestions for questions, feel free to toss them in the comments section of this post. Also, don’t forget there are scores of other sites around the ‘net who will be gathering questions as well. We are now limited to three questions total, and deadline for submitting your ideas is Saturday, May 2nd, by 12:00 noon.
Don’t forget to check GeneralsJoes Q & A archive to see what’s been asked in past sessions!
Well, thanks to Jeff Bohn stumbling on it yesterday, and letting GeneralsJoes break the news, the DeviantArt floodgates have opened. Jeff also found the page belonging to Joaquin Dos Santos, who, in turn led to several other artists who worked on the project, and a whole wealth of awesome looking concept art, backgrounds, and storyboards are up there for the enjoyment of all! Unfortunately I haven’t been able to uncover any character turnarounds or designs, which is what I’m really after, but damn, this is some COOL stuff right here. I’ve broken it all down into galleries below, but PLEASE check out everyone’s DeviantArt page and lavish huge praise on them. The “look” of Resolute was one of the best things about it, so these artists deserve a mountain of credit for breathing life into our favorite plastic men and women. Check out the shots at the “Read the rest of this Entry” link below, you do NOT want to miss these:
G.I. Joe: Resolute concept artist extraordinaire Dave Johnson has posted ten images of various backdrop concepts that were used in the Resolute animated feature. Check them out in his DeviantArt page here, and they’re also mirrored below.
Awesome, AWESOME stuff. I only hope we see some character turnarounds at some point, too!
AdultSwim.com has posted the final (11th) installment of G.I. Joe: Resolute in great quality! For folks monkeying with YouTube (or other unsavory places online ) trying to figure out the best way to watch this, just go straight to the source.
For people who want to watch the full run, too, click on the first installment and hit that little button below the video that says “Continuous Play” and each episode will play one right after the other. Check out the video here.
In what was hopefully a very pleasent surprise to Hasbro executives and Adult Swim, the online videos for G.I. Joe: Resolute have surpassed one million viewers. Honestly I’m not even sure what expectations are or what’s considered “good” but damn if that’s not a lot of folks checking out G.I. Joe: Resolute.
Let’s keep that number jumping! I know we’ve all seen it by now, but it’s a great feature. I’m going to keep viewing on a daily basis to drive those numbers up…I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Hasbro and Adult Swim are watching those numbers closely to get a guage of how popular this thing is. Let’s drive it through the roof.
Click and watch!