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.