Sideshow Collectibles Firefly Priority Pre-Order is coming…

Ten minutes, as promised, Sideshow Collectibles has posted their Priority Pre-Order for the upcoming 12″ Firefly!  Click the banner below to jump in feet-first!

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Reminder – Sideshow Firefly Priority Pre-Order at 1:00pm Eastern TODAY

The next much anticipated Sideshow Collectibles 12″ figure was revealed as Firefly last week, and the Priority Pre-Order goes online at 10:00am Pacific, or 1:00pm Eastern.  Click here to check out a great preview of the figure, or click the banner below.

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Wave 2 Target exclusive mini-vehicles posted online, though not yet for sale

In a move that seems to indicate that we’ll see these vehicles for sale online shortly, Target.com has posted entries for their second wave of highly anticipated exclusive mini-vehicles, including the Serpent Armor and Rocket Pack.  Check out the links below.

Thanks to m6d for the information!

Reviews posted for Toys “R” Us Troop-Builder 5-Packs

I had promised to get these posted last week, but Thanksgiving events postponed that somewhat…but better late than never, right?

Over in the Rise of Cobra Review Section I’ve posted reviews for both recently released Toys “R” Us Exclusive Troop-Builder 5-Packs:

There are more images here than you will see anywhere.

Weekend Recap – G.I. Joe Review Podcast Episode 30

(44:04) The guys review G.I. Joe #53.

You can direct download Episode 030 here.

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Weekend Recap – Amazon listings for some neat upcoming Joe items

Even though the movie year is over, in the comic world, it’s still full steam ahead for G.I. Joe themed releases, and Amazon has posted a wealth of information about upcoming items.

G.I. Joe: Special Missions Collection

http://www.amazon.com/G-I-JOE-Special-Missions-1/dp/1600106765/ref=sr_1_27?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1259355090&sr=1-27

It takes A REAL AMERICAN HERO to handle these SPECIAL MISSIONS!
Presenting G.I. JOE’s Special Missions, remastered, recolored, and
collected for the very first time! Collects G.I. JOE: Special Missions
#1-7.

G.I. Joe: Devils’ Due Collection

http://www.amazon.com/G-I-JOE-Disavowed-Josh-Blaylock/dp/1600106587/ref=sr_1_42?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1259355231&sr=1-42

The lost missions of America’s elite fighting force are dug up, dusted
off, and collected for the betterment of Homeland Security! Volume 1
of Disavowed sees the JOES REINSTATED, and then Duke is OUT FOR BLUDD!
Don’t miss these tales that the brass doesn’t want you to see!

G.I. Joe: Origins Volume 3 Collection

http://www.amazon.com/G-I-JOE-J-T-Krul/dp/1600107087/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1259355295&sr=1-2

Roll Call: Baroness! Beach Head! Snow Joe! Ripcord! In this explosive
volume, readers are treated to four powerful stories about Cobra’s
baddest girl, the amnesiac Beach Head, the cold-blooded Snow Job and,
of course, the first appearance of fan-favorite Ripcord! Each tale
features insights and clues that lay the foundation for a long line of
G.I. JOE stories to come!

G.I. Joe: Volume 3 Collection

http://www.amazon.com/G-I-JOE-TPB-Chuck-Dixon/dp/1600106927/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1259355295&sr=1-10

Lost in an Incan ruin, Beach Head and Tripwire have only their wits to
help them survive the ruin itself and the mercenaries chasing them.
Snake Eyes reunites with an old master to begin healing up after his
fight with COBRA. And Destro finally brings the M.A.S.S. Device fully
online – and that spells DOOM for the G.I. JOE team! Writer Chuck
Dixon and fan-favorite artist Robert Atkins bring you the most
exciting volume of G.I. JOE to date! BONUS: the one-shot G.I. JOE
Special: Agent Helix by Brian Reed and Joe Suitor introduces a
brand-new Joe!

Thanks to Jeff Bohn for the information!

Weekend Recap – Rise of Cobra Alpha Wave 3 released to retail in the Philippines

lava-pod-polar-sharc-tiger-clawIn a pretty surprising story that has flown amazingly under the radar, the third wave of Alpha vehicles that was initially rumored to be cancelled has arrived at retail in the Philippines according to Terror Drome member FeuerFrei.

Does this mean they are soon to arrive stateside as well?  The latest Hasbro Q & A reported that these vehicles were just delayed, and not in fact cancelled, but if they hit shortly, that would be a lot earlier than everyone thought.

Click here for the full details.

Weekend Recap – More Pursuit of Cobra Zartan images

Thanks to the Terror Drome guys for pointing out that ACToys has posted some additional images of the upcoming Pursuit of Cobra Zartan figure with Sandstorm disguise.  Check out the fantastic images below!

I’ve heard a lot of comparisons to Raptor, which I guess is sort of accurate, but I think that does a disservice to how cool this figure is as an evolution to Zartan.  He’s got all the right elements, and meshes the two realities very nicely.

Happy Thanksgiving from GeneralsJoes

roadblock_chefIn a year with war, joblessness, and a rough economy, it’s good to remember what’s truly important.  Sure, you waste some time of your life reading the site, and I spend way too much time of my life contributing to the site, but in times like this, it’s also important to set some time aside for your hobbies as well.

G.I. Joe is a great past time, and this year has been a terrific year to be a G.I. Joe fan, but let’s all keep our perspective and think of those who are less fortunate and who don’t even have the opportunities that we all do.  Today is a day to give thanks, to enjoy family and friends, or just kick back and refuel in preparation for the busy holiday season.

Even in crazy times like this, I’m infinitely thankful for my family, my job, my friends, and that I even have the time and resources to spend so much time on the hobby that I love.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!