SDCC G.I. Joe Events Roundup

So we’ve got schedules set for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and this is the way things look, G.I. Joe wise:

Thursday, July 22nd

1:00-2:00 Hasbro GI Joe— The Hasbro design and marketing teams and representatives from Hasbro Studios — including Derryl DePriest (Hasbro Marketing),John Warden (Hasbro Design), Aaron Archer (Hasbro Brand IP Development), Jeff Kline (executive producer, G.I. Joe Renegades), and Michael Vogel (Hasbro Studios) — discuss new initiatives for Hasbro’s G.I. Joe brand. Fans won’t want to miss details from the showrunner and members of the creative team for the new G.I. Joe Renegadesanimated television series coming to The Hub network this fall! Also includes Q&A time. Room 25ABC

1:00-2:00 Digital Bits: Blu-ray Producers 2010— Bill Hunt, Adam Jahnke, and Todd Doogan (of TheDigitalBits.com) drill down on the latest DVD and Blu-ray developments with some of the leading special-edition producers in Hollywood! Panelists includeCliff Stephenson (Rambo: Director’s Cut, Expendables), Charles de Lauzirika (Robin Hood,Alien Anthology), Javier Soto (Predators, Mimic, The Devil’s Backbone), and Brian Ward (from Shout! Factory) (Transformers, G.I. Joe, Max Headroom). Don’t miss out on all the insider scoops, audience Q&A, and sneak peeks at great upcoming discs! Room 32AB

Friday, July 23rd

12:00-1:00 IDW and Their ‘Bro— Representatives from IDW and Hasbro discuss what’s coming up next in the world of Transformers, G.I. Joe, and the impending relaunch of Dungeons & Dragons. IDW’s Andy Schmidt moderates a panel with D&D editor Denton Tipton and writers John Rogers and Alex IrvineG.I. Joe artist Robert Atkins, writerMike Costa, and more! Room 8

4:00-5:00 Breaking into Comics— A bold first step into breaking into comics starts here. Top comics creators Mike Costa (G.I. Joe: Cobra, The Authority: Jack Hawksmoor, Transformers) and Reilly Brown (Cable & Deadpool, The Incredible Hercules) discuss the ins and outs of the comic industry — specifically, what it takes to break in and how it’s done! Get solid and sound advice on what it takes and how to get started! Moderated by Comics Experience’s Andy Schmidt (X-Men, Annihilation, G.I. Joe).  Room 30CDE

Sunday, July 25th

10:00-11:00 Sideshow Collectibles— The Sideshow Collectibles Design and Development Team present an in-depth look at some of Sideshow’s most popular product lines and licenses, including Star WarsG.I. Joe, Marvel Comics, The Lord of the Rings, and many more, offering insight into the design process, sneak peeks of upcoming products, a Q&A session, and giveaways. Room 32AB

As usual, keep your eyes peeled to GeneralsJoes for updates as they occur.  While I’m not sure we’ll hear a whole lot in regards to the Pursuit of Cobra, I think we might just get some cool sneak peeks at G.I. Joe: Renegades, some IDW details, and probably some Sideshow nuggets as well!  It’ll be here before you know it.  All schedule information courtesy of ComicCon.org.

Are you ready for this? Am I? GeneralsJoes July Review-A-Rama!

Yeah, I hope I’m not putting my foot in my mouth.

My family vacation is over, things have slowed down work-wise…  so in celebration of SDCC and the upcoming Pursuit of Cobra launch, I am labeling the following three weeks “GeneralsJoes Review-A-Rama!”  Patent pending…

For the next three weeks, up to the official Pursuit of Cobra launch on August 1st, I am going to endeavor to post at least one review per day every single day leading up to the launch.  That’s right, over 20 reviews throughout the rest of the month!  Can I do it?  I have no Earthly idea.  But I’m at least gonna give it the ole college try.

There will be Pursuit of Cobra stuff, a lot of catch up from The Rise of Cobra, and maybe an unproduced item sprinkled here and there.  Heck, even a Blu-Ray DVD!  I’m hoping real life is steady enough for the next three weeks to allow for this, if I can do it, I will.

Hopefully this makes up for some of the dead time over the last month or two… G.I. Joe is cranking up for a  huge last half of 2010, I want to be along for the ride.

Anyone who wants to submit a guest review is more than welcome…  good pics and a grasp of the English language are strongly recommended.  Also looking for any input or requests…

Let’s give this a shot!

More awesome Resolute tooling gracing Jurassic Park

A mysterious eBay auction has revealed what appears to be a frankenstein figure using Resolute Roadblock’s body with Duke’s head.  A listing of “JP Gen” in the auction title (not to mention tampos on the figure’s vest itself) seem to indicate that this figure will be a part of the Jurassic Park line, which has already been revealed as using parts from the Resolute Cobra Troopers (as well as AWE Strikers).

Very cool…of course, knowing our luck this awesome figure will come with some super-expensive playset or something.  Time will tell.  Hopefully he’ll be easily accessible, this figure could be a great addition to the Joe team as a new character.

Thanks to JoeMama from HissTank.com for the info.

Pursuit of Cobra Alpha vehicles trickling into retail?

I know there are no images yet, but Hawk MMS over at The Terror Drome reports that he has seen Alpha vehicles Ghost Hawk w/ Tomahawk and the Doom Cycle w/ Storm Rider at a Wal-Mart in California.  This marks the first time that the Alpha class vehicles are being spotted at local retail.  So at this point we’ve seen the Bravo’s at Toys “R” Us, the Mechs at BBTS and through Diamond Distribution, and now the Alphas apparently at Wal-Mart.

Just one more question…

Where the #$@ are the FIGURES?!?  That’s  what I’m really waiting for!  I’m sure they’re coming, just not soon enough.