New images of upcoming items at HissTank.com

HissTank has gotten their hands on some pictures of items still due for release, including the Pit Commando, Helix, and Flash, and has posted those images online here, including a bunch of shots of the gear that may or may not come with these characters.  I’ve also mirrored the images below.

Thanks to Shin Densetsu of HissTank for pointing these out!

IGN gets some “hands on” time with The Rise of COBRA at E3

Videogame supersite IGN got a chance to have a hands on with the upcoming G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA at E3, and they’ve reported mixed results.  Greg Miller writes”

“Really, that’s all there is to say about Joe. You just go through the levels mowing everything down. If you’re playing by yourself, you can switch characters at anytime while tackling the game’s three difficulties; there are going to be 20 missions with about two to five sections in each mission; and dialogue pops up in text boxes with the speaking character’s image (there are no voices for the conversations).”

Sounds like some typical licensed fare, but I still think for the Joe fan in us, there may be some things to enjoy.  Guess we’ll find out in July.  To check out the article click here.

Big thanks to JoeBattleLines for breaking the news!

High-Res version of latest G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA TV Spot on YouTube

Courtesy of SuperHeroHype and TheMovieBox, the latest TV spot for G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA has invaded YouTube in nice high resolution!  Embedding has been disabled, but you can check out the video directly right here!

Hasbro extends G.I. Joe licensing to bookstores worldwide

Along with our earlier press release on Hasbro licensing, Playthings has a report on what sorts of opportunities the toy giant has for books and other literature.

According to Michael Kelly, Senior Global Publishing Manager, “Our worldwide publishing program is an integral part of Hasbro’s strategy to create cohesive global brands. The team has created a long-term story arc for each IP which provides yet another way for fans to enjoy these amazing sagas.  The history of the brands, combined with the depth of the characters and the layer of the films lends incredibly well to creating truly exciting and immersive publishing works. We were highly selective in choosing these publishers to work alongside Hasbro to bring Transformers and G.I. Joe brands to life on book pages ranging from color/activity books to storybooks, novelty books and novels.”

To read the full article click here, or check after the break.  Thanks to Shin Densetsu of HissTank.com for the intel.

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Hasbro licensing extravegansa revealed for 2009

GeneralsJoes was sent a Press Release regarding the licensing behind the Transformers and G.I. Joe brands in 2009.  Check out the full press release below!

HASBRO GEARS UP FOR BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTER SUMMER

IN COMPANY’S LICENSING HISTORY

Thousands of TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE Licensed Products to Land on Retail Shelves Around the World as Highly Anticipated Movies Hit Theaters

PAWTUCKET, R.I. – June 2, 2009 – The Entertainment & Licensing Division of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) today announced that the combined licensing programs supporting the movie releases of TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN and G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA has surpassed Hasbro’s licensing milestones based on the number of deals signed, variety of products spanning major licensing categories, and retail distribution of the goods worldwide. Hasbro will arrive at the Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas on June 2, 2009, with more than 350 licensees on board to bring TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE movie-related products to market this summer and beyond.

In association with Hasbro, the new DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures live-action movie, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, will debut on June 24, 2009 followed by G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA from Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment on August 7, 2009.

“Two back-to-back releases of live-action films based on Hasbro’s powerhouse boys action brands has created the perfect global storm from a licensing perspective,” said Bryony Bouyer, Senior Vice President of Licensing, the Americas at Hasbro. “The combination of these time-tested, proven brands supported by major theatrical premieres presents a rare opportunity for licensees to confidently drive new and innovative products into the worldwide market.”

The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE movie-related licensing agreements will offer products that appeal to consumers worldwide from men to women and children with something to fit every budget across all major categories from sporting goods to electronics; apparel, accessories, domestics and footwear; publishing, social expressions and school supplies; and video games. A wide variety of these Hasbro-licensed items will be showcased at the Licensing International Expo in Hasbro Booth #1825.

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TeamXBox.com posts new screenshots for G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA for X-Box 360

New screenshots have come across the wire courtesy of Team X-Box!  These great screens give us our first glimpse at the video game rendered Snow Cat as well as some nice shots of the Resolute style HISS and some cool action images as well.  Click here to check out the article or simply view the images below:

I’ve also put a few of the older shots in there, too, just to keep them all together.

New Rise of COBRA TV spot from MTV Movie Awards

Along with the extended Attack on Paris clip, a new TV spot also aired at the MTV Movie Awards and Great Scott! from HissTank.com was able to capture it on his DVR and got it uploaded and embedded to Photobucket!

Check out his original post here, or watch the embedded video below.

Kudos to Great Scott! for getting this online, and thanks to The Terror Drome for the initial report!