Gallery posted for San Diego ComicCon COBRA Commander

Sideshow Collectibles has updated their COBRA Commander page with a full gallery of eight new images of this amazing looking Convention exclusive.  Check out the pre-order page here, and look at the images mirrored below.

First look at IDW Movie adaptation on

IDW issued a press release yesterday outlining their plans for producing their G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA movie adaptation as a weekly limited series in July, quite a ways before the actual film hits theaters. Splash Page landed an exclusive image from this adaptation, and posted an article here.

I’ve also got the images in the article mirrored below.

Resolute Roadblock images posted on

Smokescreen, the admin for has posted some more pics of unreleased items, this time around, it’s the Resolute Roadblock!  That’s one fine looking heavy machine gunner.  Check out the images mirrored below!

G.I. Joe: Resolute Destro reviewed!

GeneralsJoes has gotten our mits on the unreleased G.I. Joe: Resolute Destro and has posted a review here!  Tons of images and detail for what is one of the coolest Destro figures I’ve seen in a long, long time.

G.I. Joe: Resolute Q & A Video is online now!

Fans submitted hundreds of questions, and the favorites have been submitted to the Resolute creative team, and the video is now online at!

Click here to check out the video and see if your question has been asked and answered.

Toys “R” Us acquires FAO Shwarz

FAO Shwarz, a fairly famous, but small chain of high-end toy retail stores has been under danger of bankruptcy for some time now, but has just been purchased by Toys “R” Us, a move that will benefit both entities.  While there’s no way to really determine what impact this will have (if any) on anyone’s toy buying habits, it’s nice to see some news on toy-specific retailers these days, seeing as how many of them have already gone under.

With the recent news that Wal-Mart is cutting the size of their toy departments, perhaps toy-focused retailers will start coming back into vogue?  Let’s hope.  I’ll buy toys whereever I can find them, but there’s nothing in the world that beats shopping at a dedicated toy store.  There’s just something about it…

Click here to read the full article.

GIJCC Newsletter Dio-Story sneak peek

I’ve talked a bit on here before (though definitely not enough) about my buddy Capolan.  Without him, I wouldn’t hesitate to say, my dio-stories probably would have never gotten to the point they are now.  He is a wizard with foamcore at small scales and can actually build things that I cannot even think about.  Everything from the materials, the glue application and the detail work he has down to a science, and with foamcore he can generate things that feel like they were pushed through a factory.  Designed for looking good, but built to “play with” they are awesome backdrops for my dio-stories, which is why I continue to use him to this day.

His latest masterpiece is something that will be featured pretty heavily in my next G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club newsletter dio-story, so I figured I’d take this opportunity to do a few little preview shots for your viewing pleasure.  Check out the images below for some shots of the action that will be taking place in the July issue!

But of course this wouldn’t have even been possible without Capolan’s fantastic work on the office and research lab portion of the set.  Check out some images in better light below:

Cap’s work always amazes.  I know most of my recent work has been in the Collectors’ Club newsletter, and I hope members are enjoying what they’re reading.  I promise that I am still hacking away at my main universe as well (which will also feature this set heavily).

SDCC Crimson COBRA Commander Pre-Orders start TODAY

COMIC-CON ATTENDEE Priority Pre-Orders Begin TODAY

Newsletter subscribers who are ATTENDING Comic-Con 2009 and qualify will be given an opportunity to ‘Priority Pre-Order’ (1) Exclusive Crimson Cobra Commander 12-inch Figure, on Thursday, May 28th 2009, from 10:00AM to 12:00PM (Pacific Time). The ATTENDEE edition of this figure will be priced at $99.99 USD.

To Qualify you will need to…

1 – Be an active newsletter member. [Newsletter Login]

2 – Be a online user account holder [Account login]

3 – Your e-mail addresses must EXACTLY match in both both accounts prior to 11:59 PM (PT), Wednesday, May 27th 2009 (PT) if you are Pre-Ordering an ATTENDEE SDCC Exclusive, or Thursday, May 28th 2009 at 11:59 (PT) if you are Pre-Ordering a NON-ATTENDEE exclusive. Our system is case sensitive. Also be mindful of blank spaces before or after e-mail addresses. Please remove unwanted blank spaces.

Click here to check out this gorgeous exclusive piece!


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Updated pics of Lamprey repaint at

GeneralsJoes buddy Smokescreen has posted some very nice images over at his site, of the yet-to-be released black and red Lamprey repaint.  According to the images, the helmet looks to be completely new compared to the 7-Pack version, and has a pretty awesome rebreather that hooks onto the back.  A really cool looking figure, I have to say.

Check out the site here, or check out the images mirrored below: