That Covert Operations Scarlett? I think I’m sold…

Okay, I wasn’t going to grab the Covert Operations Scarlett…I have the Desert Ambush version in her Reactive Armor (with the MUCH better head) so I felt no reason to get the one in her cammie jammies…well, until I saw some of Alexx’s damn pictures.  He posted them in his usual spot on JoeBattleLines, and now I think I’m sold on this figure.

It’s not just the head swap either (though that definitely helps).  It’s the range of motion, the accessories…it’s all really nicely done, even for a fairly dull BDU clad figure.  I might just have to grab this one.

Nine new images from The Rise of COBRA? Not quite…but there is one.

Several online sites are reporting that Paramount has sent them nine new images from the upcoming G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA, however that’s not really the case from what I’ve seen.  The images look mostly recycled, with really the only new one being of Snake Eyes vs. Storm Shadow sword-fighting.

Still, just for the sake of being certain, I’ve mirrored all of the “new” images below, courtesy of ComingSoon.net.

Tformers.com reports that IDW will be holding G.I. Joe/Transformers panel at SDCC

Fans of Transformers and G.I. Joe will be able to experience the two great tastes that taste great together all in one panel.  IDW has announced that they will be holding a “G.I. Joe/Transformers Crossover” panel at SDCC, Friday at noon.  Special guests Robert Atkins, Flint Dille, and Mike Costa will be available for info and questions!

So does this mean that there will actually be a crossover comic happening?  Or are they just tying both properties together into one panel?  Time will tell…

Check out the original TFormers.com post right here.

Strike First – With the speed of Norton!

In what can only be described as one of the more bizarre licensing deals I’ve seen recently, G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA and Norton Antivirus (by Symantec) have teamed up in a new campaign to sell Norton Antivirus software.  It’s got a spiffy Flash intro and lots of Snake Eyes in your face.

Check out the site at gijoe.norton.com and check out some screen caps below.

Shout! Factory Season 1.1 Review Posted!

I know I’ve been dipping a bit into “non toy” land with the reviews lately, but rest assured, the toy reviews are coming and coming STRONG.  Expect to see some either this weekend or the beginning of next week!

Until then, I’ve posted a full blown review with video clips and all for the upcoming Shout! Factory Season 1.1 DVD boxed set!  Check it out right here.

Cool Toy Review posts MOC images of the Helix/Flash wave

We’ve seen a lot of these images before, but not quite at this level of photo quality, so I thought it was worth posting again…mostly because nearly this entire wave is great!  Agent Helix, Flash, Pit Commando, and General Hawk are absolutely ass-kickingly awesome.  In fact, I’ve found quite the opposite from my normal opinion, I’m liking the Joe figures in general a heck of a lot more than the COBRA ones.  A bizarre reversal.

Anyway, you can check out the images here, and I’ve also mirrored them below:

Big thanks to Shinnobi of JoeBattleLines for the info.

Little preview from the upcoming comic that comes with the video game

Another little tidbit I got in my box of goodies was a comic book that looks to be the one that comes with the G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA video game.  There are only seven pages of new story in it, and these pages were also featured in Issue #1 of the Rise of  COBRA movie adaptation, but I haven’t seen much chatter about it, so I figured I’d bring some attention to it.  Maybe it’s just because I love the Marvel Comics character “Taskmaster” so much, but Helix is really resonating with me.  I love the character, I love her look, and I really like the concept a lot.  She’s apparently going to be a fairly core component of the upcoming video game (which really excites me), but I hope she kind of indoctrinates into the regular IDW universe as well.  Perhaps the Helix special being released in August will touch on that a bit.

The story basically involves General Hawk giving Duke a rundown of her abilities as we watch some video of her in action…then he finishes the story by saying that they believe COBRA has her, which I would imagine leads directly into the video game itself.

Here are some of the panels below…a pretty good read, even for only a few pages.

One-18th continues the Rise of COBRA review train with COBRA Commander!

Picking up right where they left off, One-18th.com has posted the latest review in their weeklong G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA release event!  Some great images and interesting insight from Smokescreen, the admin.

Check out the full review here, and I’ve also mirrored a number of images below.

More Rise of COBRA Toy commercial goodness

With thanks to the Facebook page of the MSgijoeCollectorsClub, and the folks over at The Terror Drome, we’ve got a new toy commercial to check out, this time featuring the 12″ Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow:

Also, courtesy of the same group, better video for the previous commercial as well: