Leading up to The Rise of COBRA, GIJoe.com has undergone a massive facelift, totally redesigning the look and feel of the website, while adding a ton of content and neat features. New wallpapers, a very cool timeline, and a bunch of additional content to keep any Joe fan busy for a long time! There is a ton of cool new stuff to investigate, so start clicking!
Hopefully everyone has submitted their questions for the G.I. Joe: Resolute creative team in preparation for the upcoming Q & A session. Over on GIJoeResolute.com Hasbro has posted a little snippet with a portion of the interview with the creative team behind G.I. Joe: Resolute. Not a lot of info as of yet, but definitely a good start!
Thanks to General Hawk59 of HissTank.com for the info!
madmac over at JoeBattleLines is pretty much the biggest Outback fan there is, so as can be imagined, he’s had his ups and downs over the past few months. Anyway, he managed to get a pre-production Outback in his grubby little hands, and slapped up a mini-review over on JoeBattleLines. Check it out!
Yeesh, these images are hitting everywhere… packaged and loose pictures of the two upcoming Assault and Defense of COBRA Island 7-Packs are starting to hit pretty much every site on the ‘net. Man do these things look great. Items of note… Chuckles now has his proper light blue shirt! Outback appears to be in a Night Force uniform, since the regular version is hitting with the FLAK after all. Strato-Viper is now being called “Air Viper”, and the Dr. Mindbender looks considerably different than he did in promo pictures. Where it looked like he had a lot of new tooling in the promotional images, these more recent pics show Gung Ho’s torso and the Crimson Guard legs. Some curious choices, but they work, ultimately.
Overall, I’m happy with what I’m seeing here. Hasbro managed to knock out a huge chunk of a lot of “want lists” with these two 7-packs, but still left enough up in the air to keep folks hanging for those vintage homages. A neat formula. Probably the two gems of these two packs to me (besides Hit and Run. WOOt we’re getting a Hit and Run!!! ) would be Zap and Alley-Viper. It takes a lot to make an Original 13 guy appeal to me, but Zap rocks my world. Those twin holsters are too cool, and even though his uniform is relatively simple, it manages to be crammed with nice little details. Love that figure. Alley-Viper…well, I can’t really say enough about that one. He is pure beauty. Enough of the words, though, check out the pictoral goodness:
Friend of GeneralsJoes, Smokescreen from One-18th.com stumbled upon some pretty spiffy looking popcorn bags while taking in Wolverine this afternoon. G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA is already getting some great promotional treatment in theaters across the country! Check out the images below:
So far still no word on whether or not these will officially be released, but cmderinchief got his hands on Wave 3 of the Combat Heroes sets and shared some images with The Terror Drome. Check out the mirrored images below.
Sideshow Collectibles has posted their latest installment of Sideshow TV, this time around focusing on their San Diego ComicCon exclusives. Of course included in these exclusives is the semi-revealed Crimson COBRA Commander, and this video gives us a great look at the complete figure. COBRA Commander appears at about the 7:00 minute mark and is one impressive looking entry into the exclusive field. As a straight-up repaint/rerelease of the standard version, I wasn’t all that impressed, but I gotta tell you he looks really striking in full on red and silver, and looks like he comes with a gorgeous cape instead of the trenchcoat. Dang. I wanted to not like this figure, but looking at this I just can’t help but love it (even if I won’t likely be dropping the massive coin for it). Obviously patterened after the Crimson Guard, COBRA Commander looks amazing, and Sideshow did a spectacular job taking a figure that normally I wouldn’t care less about and making it just a little bit painful that he’s an expensive SDCC Exclusive.
Click here to check out the video, and some screen shots of the figure have been posted below.
Big credit goes out to friend of GeneralsJoes Mysterious Stranger for the info!