The Hub officially announces their fall lineup – G.I. Joe: Renegades is on!

Considering October is fast approaching, I was starting to wonder a bit about when we’d start hearing more official news about the Hub in general, and G.I. Joe: Renegades specifically.  Turns out that time is now.

During an advertiser upfront, the Hub officially announced their initial slate of animated programming, including G.I. Joe: Renegades, and MediaWeek.com even debuted a shot of Duke that we all saw at the Convention in Providence 2 weeks ago.  A pity it’s so small.

Information about G.I. Joe: Renegades is as follows:

G.I. Joe Renegades” (Hub Original Series)

This action-packed animated series goes back to basics with the origins of G.I. JOE, the world’s most elite fighting force, and their evil nemesis, the Cobra organization.  Witness the emergence of the heroic G.I. JOE team as a cadre of highly-trained specialists who are forced to band together to prevent the nefarious forces of Cobra from achieving global domination. Produced by Hasbro Studios.”

Current hypothesis is that Cobra is a large, worldwide organization, and the G.I. Joe team is on the run.  Promising lots of cameos, adult-themed plots and action, G.I. Joe: Renegades could potentially be the animated series that the fans have been waiting for, which will please us, but also be approachable to the kids.

The Hub is slated to launch October 10th, 2010, and one would imagine G.I. Joe: Renegades would launch alongside the channel’s debut.  For a full transcript of the Press Release with all of the gory details click the “Read the rest of this entry” link below, or find it right here.

For full details on the Hasbro roundtable, featuring tons of information on G.I. Joe: Renegades, click here.  A big thanks to Toy News International and GeneralsJoes commentor 788 for the heads up!

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Assload of new toy images on HissTank.com – Resolute and PoC Recondo fest!

Yeah, I think “assload” applies.  Gyre-Viper got a hold of quite the array of test shots for upcoming items, and produced an mysterious tale of suspense and intrigue…  what happens when Token-Viper dares turn on the Cobra cabal?

Find out which Joes are behind enemy lines… and ask yourself why the hell is Duke wearing a parka in the middle of a steaming jungle?  Check out the images at HissTank.com, or also mirrored below.

G.I. Joe: Resolute Character SuperPage Updated

With big thanks from HissTank.com forum member Monkeywrench for reminding me that my Resolute characters page was woefully out of date.  I hadn’t updated it since the cast of characters from the Resolute 7-packs were revealed.

Well, that’s been fixed with picture galleries of every Resolute character who appeared in the feature, and what their respective toy looks like.  Check out the Resolute SuperPage right here, and don’t forget, it’s easily linked underneath the SuperPages drop down menu up above as well.

Jonesing for the Red Shadows? The Club store still has ’em!

So did you miss the Convention in Rhode Island a couple of weeks ago?  Did you forget to order your Homefront Heroes set, or did you just want to stock up on some stuff you could only buy in Providence?

Well, no worries…  the GIJoeClub store still has some items left over from JoeCon 2010 in their Club Store.  Check out the links below to pick up items that you might have missed otherwise.

These are available in very limited numbers, so don’t wait too long.  A few convention items are already sold out, and this might be one of the last opportunities we have to pick up o-ring tooled product.  Check ’em all out at the G.I. Joe Club Store.

G.I.Joe Review Episode 036 – Interview with Robert Atkins

(1:11:32) The guys review interview artist Robert Atkins about JoeCon 2010.

You can direct download Episode 036 at: http://media.libsyn.com/media/gijoereview/GIJoeReview036.mp3

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Canadian JoeCon Exclusive image coming on Tuesday!

Everyone mark your calendars!  The latest issue of the Canadian G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club newsletter is hitting PDF on Tuesday, and it promises to reveal the first image from the 2010 Convention Exclusive!  Whether this year’s exclusive is a single figure or some kind of set still remains to be seen, but if it’s anything like their past stuff, it’ll be a great reveal!

Check out the silhouette below, and keep your eyes peeled to JoeCanuck.com on Tuesday for the full reveal.  I’m fired up myself!

Revealing images of Desert Battle Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow

Yes, August is a good two months away, but the Pursuit of Cobra images are flying in, this time from Troynos over at HissTank.com.  In all honesty, two of my least anticipated figures coming up are the Desert Battle Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow, but these new images have made them appealing, at least from an accessory standpoint.

Snake Eyes looks really cool in the colors shown here (even though they’re pre-production), and Storm Shadow’s accessories are sick.  I love the way they all connect together and can create different combinations.  That cross-sword sheath is very cool, too!

The name of the game with the Pursuit of Cobra seems to be accessorize!  And so far, pretty much every figure has done it exceptionally well.  Even figures that aren’t all that appealing to me have enough cool gear to make it worth while.  Very nice.  Images are mirrored below.

GeneralsJoes reviews Sideshow Collectibles Cobra Trooper

Due to monetary reasons, I really haven’t been able to stay on top of the Sideshow releases, but thankfully I’ve been able to get my hands on the Cobra Trooper.  This figure was initially released quite a while ago, so this review isn’t exactly a current event, but the figure is cool enough that I figured it was worth covering anyway.

Check out the review right here!

Mysterious new ninjas invade TaoBao

You would think with the internet, the purveillance of the overseas gray market sellers, and the resources at our disposal, there wouldn’t be much out there that we haven’t at least gotten a sniff of by now.  Well, the Terror Drome has dug up a pair of figures that really haven’t been on anyone’s radar.  Most likely cancelled figures from the Rise of Cobra line (at least the one with the Reactive Armor vest), we have two figures that may or may not be more Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow updates that folks hadn’t heard of.

The original sightings come from TaoBao, and comes via ilovesw, a seller that has been around the block a number of times.

While the figures themselves don’t offer a whole lot of cool, new excitement, it’s always pretty neat catching a glimpse of “what might have been”.  Who knows, these may end up seeing release down the road somewhere.  With how much Hasbro is distancing themselves from the Rise of Cobra, I strongly doubt the figure with the reactive armor will see release, especially because Hasbro already announced the cancellation of Training Duke, who shares many of the same parts.

Time will tell, I suppose.

Pursuit of Cobra Spirit emerges from the jungle

I know I’ve been holding myself to trying not to promote the overseas auctions for toys that are hitting retail in a few short months, but I feel compelled to let folks know that the absolutely awesome looking Pursuit of Cobra Spirit Ir0n-Knife figure is hitting famed auction site the Black Sheep Toy Store.  The price is inflated, and I strongly encourage everyone to wait until he’s available at $7.00 in your local Toys “R” Us in a couple short months.

But I might just be a hypocrite. :shifty:

Check it out right here. Big thanks to GeneralsJoes reader Tony for the heads up!