A JoeCon Surprise – Paradrop Flint figure available to attendees!

Coming somewhat out of left field just a week before the Convention, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club sends the following email with a picture!

“This year, Hasbro is sponsoring a private parachute drop for school kids to help promote the convention locally.

Since Hasbro knew that the venue was not accessible to attendees, they wanted to make sure you were a part of this great event by giving you one of the limited edition Flint figures that will be used at the drop.

These will be handed out to everyone with a convention badge who attends either of the two presentations given by Alan Hassenfeld on Friday morning in the Narragansett Ballroom at the Westin.

The first presentation will be at 8:30am and the second one will be at 11:30am. No seating will be allowed after 9:00am and 12:00pm.

The first Hasbro tour group’s presentation will be after their Hasbro tour while the second Hasbro tour group’s presentation will be before their tour.  Don’t be late! No seating will be allowed after 9:00am and 12:00pm.  Figures will be distributed at the conclusion of Mr. Hassenfeld’s presentation are are allocated one per attendee. Thanks to all of the fans who sent in questions for this once-in-a-lifetime event!

Here is “Paradrop” Flint!

See you in RI! – Brian”

Better box images revealed for Pursuit of Cobra Mech Suits

Big thanks to Wild Weasel from The Terror Drome who managed to dig up some auctions on eBay featuring images of the upcoming Pursuit of Cobra Mech Suits!  While I try to avoid revealing the overseas “gray market” auctions, when new images are a part of the package, I’m all in.

Check out the great box images below for the Steel Marauder w/ Kickstart, and the Cobra Deviant w/ Cyber-Viper!

Pursuit of Cobra SuperPage minor adjustments

A few folks have kindly let me know that my G.I. Joe: Pursuit of Cobra SuperPage was a just a little bit out of whack, so I’ve cleaned it up some.  I added a link to the old SuperPage, so folks can compare and contrast with what got phased out, and see how things have changed for 2010.

Also, due to some brain numbness on my part, I forgot to put in the two Mech Suits, so I added them as well.

Check out the adjusted page right here.  It’ll be interesting to see how much it changes after the Con next week!

G.I. Joe: Renegades the title for the animated series?

Take this as the major rumor that it is, but according to a thread by BCYOJOE on HissTank.com someone posted on Twitter that they’d uncovered a potential name for the upcoming G.I. Joe animated series.  The Twitter post was quickly deleted, but the poster had a screenshot.  Seems pretty convenient, but you never know.

Hopefully we’ll find out some more information at JoeCon next week!  Six days away!

Reviews around the web for G.I. Joe #17

The latest installment of IDW’s G.I. Joe series, Issue #17 debuted yesterday, and so far reactions have been pretty positive.  Even IGN, a site that has been pretty down on the mainstream Joe title due to pacing issues, gives it a 7.6 out of 10.  I haven’t made it to my local comic store yet, but I’m hoping to provide my own insight shortly.  Until then, check out some reviews at the following sites, who mostly had good things to say:

From what I can tell from the reviews, it looks like Dixon wrote a pretty good story with an interesting dichotomy between the Snake Eyes and Destro tales.  Looking forward to reading it myself.

* News and new product info from SMALLJOES.COM *

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http://smalljoes.com

A spring newsletter from us here at SMALLJOES, announcing some new
products and some exciting pre-orders!

GI JOE COMICS
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Original GI JOE series writer Larry Hama returns to pen a “new” series
from IDW which will pick up directly where the original Marvel run left
off at issue #155, and will even be numbered accordingly! The series
has a vintage feel and should especially please fans who grew up with
the original Marvel GI JOE run.

The first issue in this series – #155 1/2, is available from us free
(shipping and handling charges apply).  Check it out!

http://smalljoes.com/cgi-bin/pgen.cgi?CatId=27&Stage=5

We also have all of the other latest GI JOE comics from IDW as well
as a full back-stock in case you missed any issues:

http://smalljoes.com/cgi-bin/pgen.cgi?CatId=79&Stage=5

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Release dates and new images emerge for G.I. Joe: The Pursuit of Cobra toys

SNAKE EYES from HissTank.com is reporting that Diamond Comics has posted images and release information for the upcoming first assortments of G.I. Joe: The Pursuit of Cobra.  We knew that these would be coming out in the “fall”, which in toy retail world means in time for the August shelf resets.  Diamond is saying their release dates for all of these first assortments is July 28, 2010.

While we were all pretty comfortable knowing that these toys were coming, it’s awesome to see an actual physical release date.  Check out the mirrored images and details below.

POC WAVE 1: The evil schemes of Cobra are thwarted throughout the world by the noble soldiers of G.I. Joe, and their battles can be replayed time and again with the G.I. Joe action figures! Each figure stands 3 3/4″ tall and comes with accessories. Fans can choose from Duke (Version 5), Storm Shadow (Version 5), Cobra Commander (Version 2), Alley Viper, Snake Eyes (Version 5), and many more. Blister card packaging. Estimated ship date: 7/28/10

GI JOE BRAVO VEHICLES: Stage your own battles between the forces of G.I. Joe and Cobra with the all-new G.I. Joe Bravo Vehicles, scaled to the 3 3/4″ figure height! Choose from the HISS Tank, packed with the HISS Driver, or the Wolf Hound, packaged with Whiteout.
Estimated ship date: 7/28/10

GI JOE ALPHA VEHICLES: Take your Joe and Cobra forces into battle with these 1- and 2-man vehicles, scaled to the 3 3/4″ figure, each with its own exclusive pilot/driver! Collectors can choose from the Doom Cycle, which comes with Storm Rider, or the Ghost Hawk, which comes with Tomahawk. Estimated ship date: 7/28/10

GI JOE MECH SUIT: In some battle situations, the forces of G.I. Joe and Cobra turn to their armored Mech Suits for high tech battles to determine the fate of the world. The G.I. Joe Mech Suit Figures comes with one mech suit and the matching driving figure, and are in scale with other 3 3/4″ G.I. Joe action figures. Choose from the Steel Marauder (with Kickstart) or Cobra’s Deviant (with Cyber Driver). Estimated ship date: 7/28/10

Sideshow Firefly to feature camouflage head

Nobody can accuse Sideshow Collectibles of ignoring their fanbase.  When they first showed images of their 12″ Firefly figure, there was fan outrage about the non-camouflaged head sculpt.  Sure, he had a camo hood, but it just didn’t feel the same.

Well, Sideshow has officially announced that their 12″ Firefly will now include a second head, in full camouflage.  Check out the mirrored image below, and a big thanks to Mysterious Stranger for the heads up.

Don’t forget, you can still hop on the wait list in case one of these becomes available!