Tunnel Rat to make appearence in upcoming G.I. Joe Animated Series

While obviously still in the very early stages (since voice actors are still just auditioning for the roles), the G.I. Joe animated series is plugging along.  Hisstank.com board member Eric Bauza (who is also a veteran voice actor) recently read for the part of Tunnel Rat.  If he gets the part, it would be no big stretch, as he also starred as Tunnel Rat in G.I. Joe: Resolute (not to mention did fantastic work as Destro and Storm Shadow as well).

Check out Mr. Bauza’s WikiPedia page here.  Always love hearing news about this!  Unlike a lot of folks, I don’t think we’ll hear much about this at Toy Fair, since it’s still very early on, but perhaps some info will be available at JoeCon…whereever we find out some details, I’m really looking forward to it.  Hopefully it’s closer to G.I. Joe: Resolute than Sigma 6.  Don’t get me wrong…there is NO chance this is an ongoing Resolute series, not when it’s being conceived and produced for the channel that was formerly Discovery Kids.  But as long as it doesn’t insult the intelligence of the viewers and tries to be a bit more sophisticated than Sigma 6, I’ll give it a watch.  Heck, I forced myself through all 26 episodes of Sigma 6, just because it was G.I. Joe based…

GI Joe Convention Exclusives will be revealed this week!

According to a thread on the GIJCC Message Boards, we should expect the 2010 G.I. Joe Convention  Brochure to appear this week.  This is the following post from GIJCC staffmember “The Commander”:

“Finally, there will be no more clues – as the full 2010 Convention Brochure will be available this week!”

Everyone hold their breath for the Red Shadows!

Alexx Shorts update – The Snarler w/ Beachhead and Rollbar

Look, I love reading Alexx’s stuff…but I especially love reading his stuff on items that I don’t yet own.  For whatever reason I don’t have the Snarler motorcycle yet.  I haven’t seen it at retail, and it’s not quite worth the shipping costs to me, but I plan on snagging it if I find it in stores.  Until then, I’ll simply live vicariously through Alexx, as usual.  Great pics!  See the original thread on JBL here.

Pursuit of Cobra retooled Ghost Hawk images online

We’ve seen a few pictures already, but Troynos from HissTank.com has posted a load of updated images for the mysterious retooled Ghost Hawk that recently leaked.  The origin or the potential release date of this item are not currently known.  It’s entirely possible that this item may not even see release, but it’s at least cool to check out.  Those retooled engines and stabilizers are pretty awesome, I think.  A whole lot cooler than the original design in some ways.  I dig it.

Another G.I. Joe: Cobra II 5-Page Preview has me drooling for more…

Yeah, tomorrow’s gonna be a great day.  For whatever reason, much of the IDW stuff hasn’t really been grabbing me…but G.I. Joe: Cobra did.  The G.I. Joe: Cobra Special did.  And from the looks of things, G.I. Joe: Cobra II is going to rock my balls off.  No amazing action or anything so far, but just the crisp writing, the unique art style and the way it all comes together is just impressive.  IGN has posted another 5-Page preview, which I’ve mirrored below.

Now the question is…  is that Jinx?  And if so, does this take place before the first series?  Or is this someone different?  I guess we’ll find out…  and if you missed the preview from yesterday, here’s that as well: