GeneralsJoes Reviews Rise of Cobra TRU Firefly

Okay, now that the Resolute figures are done, I’m moving back into “flashback” phase and trying to catch up, just a little bit.  I’m just sneaking this one in under the wire, as we’re approaching midnight here on the East Coast.

The TRU exclusive “Headquarters for Heroes” Firefly figure was the highlight figure of the first onslaught of Rise of Cobra figures, yet for some bizarre reason, I never reviewed it.  Well that changes right now.

Feel free to hit up my past Rise of Cobra reviews as well, if you’re bored on a Saturday night…

Diamond Release dates for Pursuit of Cobra Wave 2

Thanks to SNAKE EYES of HissTank.com for revealing the release dates for Pursuit of Cobra Wave 2 as revealed by Diamond Distribution.  But to me, the best news is this crazy high resolution images provided.  Nice!

Good grief I’m in love with the Pursuit of Cobra.  These are all exceedingly awesome looking figures.  Every freaking one of them.  I do hope Jungle-Viper looks okay without his monstrous backpack suit thing, because I’d love to use him as a more generic Cobra jungle operative…and yes, I understand Snake Eyes has “Tornado Action” and that figure looks pretty wonky, but I love it all, anyway.

Check out the mirrored images below.

The release information is as follows:

Pursuit Of Cobra WAVE 2: 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 Zartan (Version 2)*, Recondo, Destro (Version 2), Jungle Viper, Snake Eyes (Version 2), Dusty, and many more. Blister card packaging.

Estimated ship date: 9/29/10

GI JOE BRAVO VEHICLES WAVE 2: 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 Vamp 4×4 with Double Clutch, or the Cobra Fury with Alley Viper.

Estimated ship date: 9/29/10

GI JOE ALPHA VEHICLES WAVE 2: 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 A.W.E. Striker, which comes with Nightfox, or the Cobra Ice Cutter, which comes with Snow Serpent.

Estimated ship date: 9/29/10

The Guessing Game: 2011 Convention Site

Hey gang, Gary here for a very rare second article of the week.  I have been working on this for a while, so it was bound to be published sometime.

Let the speculation begin on where the 2011 convention will be.  Actually it has….

Frankly those new to the hobby were a little spoiled this go-around by having the club announce in Kansas City that we would be in Providence in 2010.  Con vets realize this is a rare but appreciated treat by the club to have all their eggs lined up enough to announce the next location less than a year out.  It seems like the BotCon’ers know where they are going to be next year, but what about Joe?  Back in 2003 and 2004, it was the norm for the club to announce, so rest assured, the club not announcing this time is not a sign of bad things, it is just a sign of the same ol’-same ol’ club that we know and love returning to normal.

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The third figure in 2010’s Canadian JoeCon Exclusive set is revealed!

And his name is Hazard…  Amazing looking figure!  Those crazy Canucks are knocking the ball out of the park this year.  Can’t wait to see what else is in store…after all this guy is the “Hailstorm” pilot.  Is that perhaps a new aircraft?  Hmm… Check out the full details (including the filecard) right here.

JoeArmory 25% off sale!

GeneralsJoes sponsor JoeArmory.com is now having a 25% off sale, the last sale of the summer!

Also wanted to post this note from the front page of the site:

“As you may, or may not know, my wife and I own two other businesses in our town. The lease is up on one, and we’re not renewing it. So, I’ve been completely and
totally pre-occupied with selling off it’s equipment, closing up shop, etc.which is why I haven’t had a chance to add any new content for the past few weeks. Come
August 1st, that will all be done, and I’ll get back to adding tons and tons of items and we’ll get JoeArmory back on track with weekly updates again.”

Check out JoeArmory.com right here!

G.I. Joe: Resolute Reviews – Complete!

As promised, I have wrapped up the reviews for the G.I. Joe: Resolute boxed sets, which can be found linked on the Resolute Review page!  Today I added G.I. Joe’s first Army Ranger Stalker as well as Zartan, the Cobra Master of Disguise!

Along with these last two figures, I also posted full review recaps of the G.I. Joe Boxed Set and the Cobra Boxed Set.  Enjoy!  This has been a whirlwind week of getting these reviews done, but it was fun…

BBTS News: MP Rodimus, Star Wars, Green Lantern, Big Sale, DC & More!

Hi – Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a
variety of new arrivals and more great new preorders.

INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE:  We’ve further reduced pricing on 1300 items and
now have over 4000 items marked between 20% and 90% off – including over
900 items marked down 50% or more!   Many older items cannot be restocked,
so once they sell out they are gone for good – take a look at the sale
menu here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/content.aspx?content=18

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New In-Stock and Preorders at Past Generation Toys -> GI Joe, Marvel, DC Direct, Star Wars, and MoTU!

I hope you’re coming to Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando Florida, because if you are you can stop by and visit us at booth 333!

For you Star Wars fans out there, we’ve got new Star Wars Monster Mash-Up Bobble Head preorders available, such as Chewbacca the wolfman, Darth Vader as Frankenstein, a skeleton Stormtrooper, and Yoda the gargoyle. There’s also the fun new and in-stock Galactic Heroes AT-AT Walker Playset, which features the single cutest AT-AT I’ve ever seen.

On the Marvel side of things, we have 3 new Bowen Designs statues up for preorder, including Original Iron Man, Tigra, and Yellowjacket. The beautiful Dr. Octopus is in-stock and ready to order now.

GI Joe fans can finally enjoy “Pimp Daddy” Destro in bobblehead form with this exclusive now available for preorder at Past Generation Toys.

For something a little different, check out our huge selection (both in-stock and preorders) of DC Direct’s Blammoids, crazy renditions of all your favorites like Superman, Hawkman, Darkseid, Cyborg, and so many more. Series 2 is now in stock!

Marvel Minimates Series 37 is ready for preorder, so you can add to your already enormous collection with Professor X, Warpath, Spider-Man, Lizard, Thing, and Doombot!

Finally for all the Masters of the Universe Classics collectors out there, we have Count Marzo available, plus new preorders open for upcoming releases.

And as always, check out the Past Generation Toys Blog, PGT on Facebook, and PGT on Twitter for updates on the world of toys and collectibles!

Kick Ass Custom – JBL thinks “Outside the Box”

The guys over at JoeBattleLines recently held a custom contest encouraging folks to think “outside the box”.  The rules were a bit different…folks signed up for the contest, and THEN were told which character they were doing a custom of.  The results were unique to say the least, though every entry was fantastic.

As part of the prize for winning the contest, I promised to feature the first place winner here on GeneralsJoes, and I’m happy to do it.

The winner of the contest is Yoho Joe, with his entry the “Wild West Storm Shadow” and it certainly exemplifies thinking “outside the box”.  Check out the mirrored images below:

To see some more information on this great custom, definitely check out YoHo Joe’s Workshop, and to see all the great “Outside the Box” contest entries, hit up JoeBattleLines.com.

GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: Resolute Flint and Destro!

The week is drawing to a close, and I’m still rolling along with the G.I. Joe: Resolute reviews!  Today I tackle two of the most popular characters in these 7-packs, Flint and Destro.  You can also, of course, hit up the G.I. Joe: Resolute Review Page to get caught up on all of the Resolute reviews I’ve done so far!

Tomorrow we conclude with reviews of Stalker, Zartan, and a special “recap review” of both box sets!