Alternate cover revealed for Helix special from IDW

Ever since her illustrious debut in some nefarious eBay auctions, the mysterious character known as Agent Helix has become a talking point amongst the G.I. Joe fandom…I’m really starting to look forward to seeing how she meshes with the movie universe in the upcoming video game.

Thanks to Jeff Bohn for pointing out that an alternate cover for the upcoming Helix special from IDW has been posted on DeviantArt, courtesy of Dave Williams (BroHawk).  The cover is shown in black and white as well as dazzling color!  Check out the DeviantArt page right here, and the two images below.  I’ m really looking forward to this book!

G.I. Joe Monopoly pics and review on HissTank.com

Somewhat under the radar, the G.I. Joe themed Monopoly game was released last week, and over at HissTank, Fast_Draw provides a neat, concise review of the game.  There are some interesting optional rules additions to work with the Joe theme as well, which is pretty cool.

Click here to read all the details, and check out the images below.

New Rise of COBRA minisub toy?

Over on HissTank.com, a member has posted some images of pre-production items, including something I haven’t seen before…maybe I’m just out of the loop, though.

Anyone seen this?  Looks like some type of minisub, probably something COBRA or G.I. Joe uses in the underwater battle we’ve seen and heard so much about…

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Regardless of where it’s slated to appear, it looks pretty bad ass.

Screenshots from IrateGamer review – Full Playable character list revealed?

Now that I’ve had a few more moments this morning, I’ve put together some screenshots of the Irategamer YouTube review, featuring some interesting images like Kamakura in the Reactive Armor, Scarlett during gameplay, and a picture of everyone’s headshot from the roster screens.  The more I look at those rosters, the more I think those are indeed all of the playable characters in the game.  We know there are four unlockable COBRA characters (Baroness, Destro, Firefly, and Storm Shadow), we know Shipwreck, Kamakura, Agent Helix, Sgt. Flash and Gung Ho are all characters playable in the game who don’t appear in the film.  Then, of course, there’s the normal cast of movie characters.

Anyway…the screenshots are below.

Sigma 6 Celebration Day 7: Adventure Team Dusty Review

I’ve been promising a surprise throughout this whole Sigma 6 Celebration, and unfortunately the “surprise” is a bit dilluted, just because this figure has shown up on HissTank.com while I was in the planning stages of this big “reveal”, but still, I think folks will enjoy this in depth typical GeneralsJoes format review for the unproduced Adventure Team Dusty!

A great figure that unfortunately never saw the light of day, anything you could want to know, you can now find out!

Enjoy!

G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA info and mini-review from IrateGamer

YouTube video game reviewer IrateGamer got some hands on time with The Rise of COBRA at E3, and put together a nice mini-review.  Along with the review itself, he mentions that Firefly is an end boss for one of the levels, but does specify that we won’t get to battle against the Crimson Twins or Serpentor.  Most interestingly, he shows a quick clip of the roster selection interface, and amongst the characters that we already know about is “Backblast”, a fairly obscure Joe that apparently might have made the cut as a playable character.  We don’t know for sure, but he’s mixed in with a roster that includes many characters we know are playable.  The full list on the roster is:

  • Backblast
  • Agent Helix
  • Shipwreck
  • Beachhead
  • Kamakura
  • Sgt. Flash
  • Duke
  • Scarlett
  • Storm Shadow
  • Baroness
  • Firefly
  • Destro
  • Heavy Duty
  • Ripcord
  • Gung Ho

Obviously it remains to be seen if these are all acually playable characters, or if they’re just included with the unlockable “filecards” that have been mentioned.  Time will tell.  Check out the full review below, and thanks to HissTank.com forum member Imperial Serpentor for the info.