Just a couple of weeks removed from the latest Canadian JoeCon, the guys at JoeCanuck.com have posted the latest and greatest collectors newsletter, which can be seen here. With a terrific convention wrap up and the same great content you’ve come to expect, run, don’t walk, over to the site and check it out.
As always, previous issues are viewable at the top of this page as well.
Anyone who hasn’t checked out the Last Best Angry Man Toy Review blog is really missing out on not only some great insight, but some humor along with it. The guy behind the site (who goes by Irid70 on HissTank and the Terror Drome) has wrapped his meathooks around one of the upcoming Alley-Viper figures from the Defense of COBRA Island 7-Pack and posted his review here. Some very nice images of a figure that looks to be a sure-fire winner.
A few new images of the upcoming “Dragonfly” (keep in mind that name is NOT confirmed) have emerged over on HissTank.com. These new shots make the copter look a good deal smaller than I initially thought…almost too small. It looks very RHINO chopper like. I still think the vehicle itself looks pretty damn cool, but I’ll have to see what I think once I get it in hand. The thing just looks tiny. Read the thread for yourself here, or take a peek at the images below.
Marlon Wayans spoke briefly with Hollywood Outbreak on the upcoming G.I. Joe: Rise of COBRA film. Nothing revolutionary, and the typical hype machine rolling, but an interesting 30 second clip regardless. Read the original article here, or listen to the clip below.
cmderinchief over on JoeBattleLines has posted a nice assortment of detailed images from the upcoming Reactive Armor Duke figure. Setting aside the size of his head, I’m really liking this look…the sleek armored uniform with the detailed weathering just looks really, really nice. I can’t wait to get a full Joe team together. I’m very impressed at how nicely Hasbro is bringing these movie figures together, especially considering their somewhat generic overall appearence.
Check out the original thread here, and the images posted below.
For new folks, you may not be aware of who Josh Medors is, or how he connects with the G.I. Joe realm. During Devils’ Due’s America’s Elite run, Josh was the primary artist on the book and became a staple in the Joe comic realm. We were saddened to learn (and especially saddened to learn so recently, when it’s been a story for a long time now) that Josh has been inflicted with a particularly nasty case of terminal cancer, and requires alternative treatment for the disease.
The comic world is looking to do whatever they can do to help, so a benefit auction is going right now for artwork from many of the industry’s best, and all proceeds go to the fantastic cause of treatment for Josh. Please take a few minutes to read the details of this benefit auction and do whatever you can to assist. Check the following links for all pertinent information:
Along with the more well-known G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club and Canadian JoeCon, many smaller regional groups are getting into the “exclusive” figure game to draw folks to their meet ups, or just to have fun with. Last year, a crew of JoeCustoms faithful in the Pennsylvania area held a JoeCustoms get together and featured two exclusive figures, Auger, and Methane. Well, just in time for the next Pennsylvania JoeCustoms Picnic (May 30th in Pottsville, PA) I’ve posted a review for these two figures in my Exclusives section.
Check out the review here, and for all details about the upcoming JoeCustoms Picnic, check out this thread on JoeCustoms.com!
Updated pictures have started floating around the web of the upcoming Target Exclusive mini-vehicles with figures. The vehicles are, for the most part, repaints of Spy Troops and Valor Vs. Venom items with some interestingly tweaked Anniversary style figures worked in. Thanks to the Terror Drome for the images, which are mirrored below.