Sideshow Collectibles 12″ Duke arriving now

As reported by several folks, including Viper E7 on HissTank.com, the Sideshow Collectibles 12″ Duke has started arriving in mailboxes!

This line is really starting to be like repeated punches in the gut.  I really cannot afford to pick up these toys right now, but I’ve got Snake Eyes and the Cobra Trooper, and they really are awesome.  Duke is far from my favorite character, but I am absolutely dying to get my hands on this figure.  Maybe next year I give up the Con and put that money towards Sideshow instead…  :shifty:

In all seriousness, this is a great looking 12″ figure, even for a character who has been released ad nauseum.  Click on the links below to get on the Wait List for each version, and also check out some mirrored images below that.

Yes, Jungle-Viper is as #@*&! awesome as you thought he would be

The convention has been over for less than a week, but Gyre-Viper over at HissTank has not taken a break.  With a constant flood of images and information over the past few days, he’s keeping the Joe fan busy.

Well, his latest indulgement is the sickness known as Jungle-Viper.  This figure captured everyone’s attention at JoeCon last year, but sometimes the actual product doesn’t live up to expectations.  From the looks of these images, this is not something we have to worry about here.

Wow.  Amazing looking figure.  Simply amazing.

Look at that thing.  Damn.  The Pursuit of Cobra is shaping up to be one bad ass iteration of the G.I. Joe vs. Cobra mythos.  Imagine the mail away Cobra Commander with the heavy weapons Destro, Zartan, and Firefly, flanked by a squad of Jungle Vipers and the Cobra Shock Troopers.  Absolutely SICK.  I cannot WAIT to get my hands on these figures.  Fall and 2011 cannot come soon enough.  Kudos, Hasbro…  kudos.