Hands on video for G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA; New Characters Revealed!

IGN has posted some video of a supposed hands-on version of the upcoming G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA video game, and put together a three minute video, also revealing some character specifics.  The specific playable characters shown in the video are as follows:

  • Scarlett
  • Shipwreck
  • Duke
  • Snake Eyes
  • Kamakura
  • Ripcord
  • Backblast
  • Beachhead
  • Gung Ho
  • Flash
  • Heavy Duty

You can hit the site here, or I’ve also embedded the video below.

Four more reviews added to the Rise of COBRA Review Page!

These four hour sleep nights are catching up to me, but I’ve got four more reviews done and posted on the Reviews Page.  The reviews are as follows:

I’ve still got a small pile of figures and a ton of vehicles to wade through, so they’ll keep coming, but don’t be surprised if the pace slows down, at least a little bit.  If folks are wondering why so many of these initial reviews are, for the most part, really positive, it’s because I’m doing my favorite stuff first.  You’ll see reviews with a bit more balance coming down the pipe…especially when I get to Snake Eyes v.1.  :shifty:

Some more viewer reaction about early G.I. Joe screenings – and Brendan Frasier’s cameo confirmed?

A forum member of AintitCoolNews.com message board “The Zone” reported that he saw an early screening of G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA, and these were his thoughts:

“I wanted to write something lastnight but i wasn’t really in the mood and i’m still not in the mood really. I will say this though, this was much better than i was thinking it would be. I walked in there with extremely low expectations and came out mildly surprised. The print i saw was a work print so there were some unfinished effects and other things that needed to be touched up. For those who followed the comic you may be disappointed with some of the backstory (like i was) but let’s face it, any comic that hollywood translates to film they are sure to add some of there own content whether we like it or not.”

More interesting info is that another forum member asked him about Brendan Fraser’s cameo, and this was his response:

“Brendan Frasier is in this film for about 5 minutes early in the film. I believe they said his name but i couldn’t catch it but he is wearing a beret just like Flint or Lt. Falcon so he might be either character.”

That pretty much confirms to me that Brendan Frasier is Sgt. Stone.

Also, “DVDChris” from the forum DVDTalk.com says “It’s nice to hear all these positive reviews coming out. Hopefully the haters will give the movie a chance.  I got a chance to see the movie at a pre-screening myself and agree with all the reviews I’ve seen so far. It’s a very fun action movie, not at all what I was expecting.” That post is here.

Ultimately everyone will make up their own mind, but I do think it’s great to see such a positive reaction early on in the screening process. Thanks to Jergor of HissTank.com for these links!

Valuable updates posted to YoJoe.com

You’d think with the absolute flood of Rise of COBRA product that the staff of YoJoe would be locked in a corner strapped into a straight jacket crying themselves to sleep.  Well, turns out they’ve at least got enough time to add some content to the site between sobs!

Check it out!

Reminder – Toys “R” Us sale on Rise of COBRA from 7/19 – 7/25

We broke this news a couple of weeks ago, but this is just a reminder that Toys “R” Us will be having a sale on their Rise of COBRA figures during the “Christmas in July” promotion next week, from July 19th through July 25th!  An image of the ad (courtesy of HissTank member Dansolo) is below.


A little peek at the extras for the G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA console game

Kotaku.com has posted a short article about the extra content included within the upcoming G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA video game, including some great screen shots, including a very nice picture of Joe Battle Files, with a sneak peek at several characters we may not have seen before.  Check out the images below.

Love checking out that art…seeing that art makes me wonder if many of those are seeing retail release since they seem to be using package art?  I’ll try not to get my hopes up too high upon seeing that Resolute Stalker in there…  :shifty:

Thanks to Shin Densetsu of HissTank.com for the info.

Engrave a custom Rise of COBRA Dogtag at your local Wal-Mart

HissTank staff member GeneralHawk59 reports from a local Wal-Mart that they have (for a limited time only) a template for engraving Rise of COBRA dogtags!  Check out the original thread here, and I’ve mirrored a couple of images below.

Five page previews posted for G.I. Joe #7 and Rise of COBRA #4

Phil from JoeReloaded has let us know that there are two more 5-page previews posted at his site.  Check out the links and mirrored galleries below.

WARNING – Rise of COBRA #4 may feature some spoilers in the preview!

G.I. Joe #7

Rise of COBRA Movie Adaptation #4