Official Press Release for Shout! Factory Season 1.1 DVD Release

G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO SEASON 1.1

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G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO

THE COMPLETE SERIES collector’s set

YO JOE! Since 1982, DUKE, SNAKE EYES, SCARLETT and the rest of the G.I. JOE team have battled against the evil forces of COBRA to stop their bid for world domination with the creation of The M.A.S.S. DEVICE.  Since then, the G.I. JOE team has faced COBRA COMMANDER, DESTRO, STORM SHADOW and the rest of the COBRA organization in head-to-head action to protect the free world from their rule.  More than 25 years later, G.I. JOE has built a strong fan base of loyal followers in children and adults alike, launching countless collectible toys, comic books, animated series and an upcoming feature film.

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In depth interview posted with Double Helix, makers of G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA

Dark 5ythe over at the Terror Drome has posted a terrific in depth interview with one of the folks with Double Helix, who worked on the upcoming G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA video game.  He asked some great questions and got some pretty interesting answers.  Check the interview out right here, and I’ve also mirrored the text below the jump.

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New images come through for updated Baroness, Storm Shadow, and the Doctor

Images are showing up in various spots online for updated versions of Doctor Lewis, “Arctic Assault” Storm Shadow, and “Paris Pursuit” Baroness, including some nice accessory shots.  This version of Doctor Lewis also seems to be different, as this version sports a full head of hair, while earlier pictures showed the figure bald.

Storm Shadow’s accessories are very cool.  I love the jetpack, though I’m sure that little dagger goes in the gauntlet, and not his big, honking sword.  Still, the figure itself looks awesome, I really hope he shows up like this at some point in the movie.  Barones is cool as well, I love that she comes so stacked with weapons!  It’s fine to hate the film at this point, but I honestly can’t understand how people can be talking down these toys…just because they don’t look like reproductions of your favorite figures from the 80’s doesn’t mean they aren’t great.  These toys are flat-out impressive!  Compare what we’re seeing here with the Indiana Jones, Star Trek, or Terminator Salvation stuff and it’s not even CLOSE.  These figures blow those out of the water.

Even if I squirm the entire two hours I’m in the theater, I can rest easy knowing that the toys look absolutely incredible, and they’ll keep me going a lot longer than the film itself.  Hell, look at Sigma 6…I hated much of that cartoon, yet the toys were incredible.  Spy Troops and Valor Vs. Venom weren’t top shelf, yet the toys were cool.  Just think about DiC, or those folks who don’t like the Sunbow stuff.  Just because the cartoon (or film in this case) isn’t your cup of tea, that doesn’t mean you can’t still love the brand and the toys…just keep an open mind!