Fantastic new pictures of Target Exclusive Rampage (Heavy Metal)

We’ve known about the exclusive RHINO w/ Rampage for a long time, and many folks have made the connection between the driver and the old school Heavy Metal, but very few really clear images have come out of the RHINO driver to compare.  Well, that’s all changed.

Werecat, an administrator over on JoeSightings has posted some excellent images of the recently released Rampage figure.  It is astounding how Hasbro can mix and match fairly common parts and come with with such an amazing looking new character.  This figure looks terrific, and looks quite close to the vintage counterpart.  I’m still not going to pay $55.00 for the RHINO, but now I can at least salivate over Werecat’s pictures for a little while.  Check out the images mirrored below.

NEWS FLASH – New Product Listings emerge from San Diego ComicCon

Sources from within SDCC have reported to JoeBattleLines and GeneralsJoes that there is some great new product being prepped behind the scenes to be displayed in the Hasbro booth at ComicCon!  The biggest and best news is the following:

– A Desert-Themed 5-Pack that appears to include:

  • Zartan (possibly)
  • Law & Order
  • Dial Tone (Female)
  • Repeater
  • Footloose

Other new product has been revealed as the very popular “Battle Stations” from back in  the vintage days.  Some details are fuzzy, but the following battle stations were visible:

  • Surveillance Port (with movie themed Tele-Viper)
  • LAW (that appears to come with Tripwire)
  • MMS in the crimson “SMS” color scheme (that appears to come with Scrap Iron)
  • Outpost Defender (that appears to come with Roadblock…a Roadblock with the Resolute head sculpt!)

Other items, most of which we’ve seen already, included:

  • Target Exclusive RHINO w/ Rampage
  • “Then and Now” Rockslide 2-Pack with Snow Job
  • “Attack on the Pit” 5-Pack
  • Senior Ranking Officer 3-Packs (Stone, Grunt, Speed Metal; Destro, Elite-Viper , Neo-Viper)
  • Target “Rescue Mission” 4-Pack
  • Lava Pod w/ Volcano Viper
  • Tiger Claw w/ Leatherneck (in green!)
  • Rockslide w/ Dusty
  • Dragonhawk w/ Wild Bill

Other mysterious items were floating around as well, like an apparent repaint or variant of “The Doctor” in a white labcoat.

Keep in mind this information is all second hand with no image verification as of yet, but it at least gives us something to go by as we wait for the big reveal on Thursday!

Great “History of G.I. Joe” Video posted by Paramount

Thanks to Phil from JoeReloaded for pointing out that Paramount has hosted a new “History of G.I. Joe” video, which I’ve embedded below.

Do you want to hear some of the score for G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA?

Well, the Colosseum online store is what you’re looking for.  They’ve got the musical score for sale here, and bundled in with that are four preview clips you can listen to!  Very moody, but high quality stuff…not cheesy at all, and very atmospheric.

Check them out right here!

Sideshow Collectibles unveils their next 12″ figure – Duke!

It was pretty obvious from the first preview we saw that Sideshow’s next 12″ offering was going to be the G.I. Joe Top Sergeant, Duke.  Well, Sideshow Collectibles confirms this today with a great look sneak preview!

Pre-orders begin July 31st, don’t miss it!  And while you’re at it, take a chug of this delicious Heavy Water

The Pit’s dio accessories in high res for download

MSGulfCoast G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club admin tkprime has come through with some very nice scans of the various stickers and diorama pieces that come with the new Pit playset.  Apparently some folks have expressed concern over missing sticker sheets and missing dio parts, so these scans are now available for folks who need them.  A big thanks to tkprime for going through the trouble, you can see the pictures mirrored below.

Awesomely clear pictures of Assault on COBRA Island 7-Pack

Todd, photography wizard, and the admin of Magnum6Delta has posted a great thread on JoeSightings.com with some very nice clear images of the Assault on COBRA Island 7-Pack.  He has also graciously allowed me to host the images below!

Fantastic looking figures.

San Diego ComicCon is almost upon us…

And, as usual, expect as much coverage as I can humanly provide right here.  Unfortunately this gig doesn’t pay me enough (or anything…  :shifty: ) to fly cross country to get SDCC coverage live from the source, but GeneralsJoes has parterned with JoeBattleLines and The Terror Drome to make every possible effort to provide Joe fans with the latest and greatest news from everywhere on the ‘net even remotely connected to SDCC.

Keep in mind the Hasbro Roundtable is Thursday at noon, so information about our favorite toyline should be hitting early and hitting heavy.  Don’t be shocked if there isn’t a whole lotta new information coming from the West Coast, since we’ve seen so damn much stuff from overseas already, but if nothing else, the official line of communication will provide a lot more detail and some better images.

If there’s anyone else out there heading to San Diego who wants to provide the world with an outlet for their images, words, and general feelings, please hit the Contact link above and drop me a line!  I plan on having an onslaught of coverage over the rest of the week…provided my second daughter’s impending birth behaves itself…

I’ll start off the week of coverage by directing folks to HissTank.com who already have some early pictures of signage and banners as vendors and manufacturers get ready to show off their wares.  Check out the images mirrored below.

Reviews Updated for G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA figures

With thanks to Carlos, two more reviews have been posted on the Rise of COBRA Review Page:

Check them out, and as always, let me know your thoughts.  Thanks!