G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA Wave 4 coming soon at HasbroToyShop

HasbroToyShop’s G.I. Joe section has posted “Coming Soon” links for the upcoming Wave 4 G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA action figures.  Check out the links below…these items are not currently in stock, but looks like they could be coming very soon!  In fact, the estimated arrival date on the site is September 14th.

Even with a lot of reused parts, this is a pretty neat looking wave.  Some new characters, some new ideas, and figures to look forward to.  I especially dig Night Adder, that is one sick looking COBRA security guard!  Thanks to The Terror Drome for the info, and don’t forget to use the gijoe10 code for 10% off!

Hasbro G.I. Joe Q & A coming up again…

Just as a reminder, Hasbro is holding their latest round of G.I. Joe themed Q & A’s, and feel free to use the comments section of the forums to post any questions you want considered.  Deadline for question submissions to Hasbro is noon on September 5th.  Get those thinking caps on, and try and figure out what we saw at JoeCon that we don’t know the answers to!

News Catchup – Reviews, pics, other goodies

I was actually somewhat surprised at the level of G.I. Joe news and info over the past few days…it’s been downright sparse!  At least in official type stuff…I am glad to see lots of sites really ramping stuff up, though, and getting some great reviews posted, some leaked pics, all the good stuff we expect as toy fans.   Now that the family is in bed recuperating from a few hectic days, I’ve taken a couple of minutes to scour the web and find some worthwhile recaps.

HissTank.com – G.I. Joe Desert 5-Pack Toys “R” Us Exclusive

This set has me REALLY excited.  I’m not normally a big fan of desert figures or environmentally specific sets, but I am loving pretty much every figure in here.  I really like that we have so many new characters… Dial Tone, Law, Repeater, and Footloose all make up for a very neat cast of characters, and it’s amazing that with so many reused parts we get such a cool and diverse 5-pack.  The desert camouflage is actually pretty unique as well.  Rulz got his hands on an early sample and has posted a ton of pictures here.  I mirrored a few of them below.

Terror Drome – Pictorial Review of Rise of COBRA Dragonhawk

Listen, I’ve heard all the complaints about the size of this thing, and I share many of them.  This is a VERY small vehicle.  But I gotta admit, I love small little mini-copters.  Stuff like the Locusts of old have some really cool potential…but of course, those Locusts of old didn’t have an MSRP of $25.00.  I have yet to see a Dragonhawk first hand at this point, so maybe in person the size issues really will be too much, but from the distance of a computer screen, it still looks like a bad ass little helicopter and I dig it.  Check out the review at the Terror Drome here, and I’ve mirrored some images below.

Terror Drome – Review of JoeCon Exclusive 12″ Crimson Guard

12″ figures have never really blown my skirt up, but some recent examples have softened my stance a bit.  Obviously the Sideshow stuff is amazing, but even the 12″ Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, SDCC Baroness, COBRA Commander, and the upcoming Destro all look fairly cool, too.  But this Crimson Guard takes the cake.  It seems evident that the GIJCC wanted to give us a good 12″ figure at semi-Sideshow quality without the Sideshow level prices.  I mean, it was still $50, but that’s better than a hundred.  Figure doesn’t look perfect, but it’s still very nice.  Check out the review here, with some images below as well.

The silence is deafening…

In case anyone’s not aware…I’m sure you may have noticed there haven’t been any real updates to the front page in a few days.  I’ve been a little bit busy…

allison

At approximately 12:53am yesterday, my wife gave birth to a happy, healthy little girl named Allison.  She weighed in at 7 lb, 10 oz and everyone is doing great.  We are now back home and I’ve got 2 weeks off, so expect more site stuff than you could ever want.  :shifty:

Well, probably not THAT much site stuff, I am spending as much time as I possibly can with the new addition and the rest of the family, but I’ve gotten some Rise of COBRA stuff that I haven’t reviewed yet, and I’ve got a few other neat things to cover, so things should pick back up.

Yo Joe!