November G.I. Joe Solicitations from IDW

IDW has passed along solicitation info for their upcoming slate of G.I. Joe comics, hitting local comic shops in November, 2010.  Along with these solicitations comes the surprise announcement of a strange new “out of continuity” book called G.I. Joe: Future Noir.  This comic is a two issue limited series that looks at an alternate universe of G.I. Joe in a very interesting, anime-influenced style.

I’m sure continuity mavens will be annoyed…  we’ll see how it turns out.

Click the “Read the Rest of this Entry” link below to check out all of the full details and the cover images.

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Newsarama interviews G.I. Joe cover artist Tom Feister

IDW artist Tom Feister, best known for his work on the G.I. Joe: Origins covers was recently interviewed by Newsarama, and you can find the interview right here.

The discussion focuses on many things, but he also drops some cool clues about upcoming issues of G.I. Joe: Origins:

“The most recent cover I did for GI Joe Origins was a stretch for me. The storyline takes place in Bangaldesh — it’s about how COBRA recruits new soldiers. My editor, Carlos Guzeman, and I started talking about doing some propaganda type posters for the arc. I really didn’t want to do more of the WWII style images. It’s been done to death, and I wanted to try something new. We started talking about the propoganda art from Communist China. It’s very creepy. Everything is very bright and the people are all very happy. A little too happy. I thought that given what I knew about Bangladesh, and the colors and images I’ve seen it might be a good fit. So I applied the Chinese propoganda art to the cover for Cobra… Am I rambling?”

The conversation also brings the cover image to the aforementioned G.I. Joe: Origins issue, which is a very cool looking image.

Check out the full interview at Newsarama.com, and a big thanks to Jeff Bohn for the info.

Sideshow Collectibles 12″ Duke IN STOCK NOW

I never thought I’d be all fired up about a new Duke figure, but the 12″ Sideshow Collectibles one is pretty damn sick.  Tons of detail, great weapons, and a very nice homage to the G.I. Joe “Top Shirt” as he should be represented.

When initially offered for pre-order, they sold out pretty quick, but Sideshow now has some in stock available for “Second Chance Offer”.  Click the banner below to grab ’em before they’re gone again!

Duke 12

Packaged images of third Pursuit of Cobra wave appear overseas

Asian G.I. Joe fansite, ACToys.net has gotten some very nice images posted of the upcoming third wave of Pursuit of Cobra single pack figures.  Referred to by many as “Wave 3”, this is actually the first wave of 2011 product, which generally starts hitting retail around the end of the previous year.  So hopefully we may see this product on store shelves December of 2010, or January, 2011.

Thanks to The Terror Drome for the intel, the images are mirrored below.

Hasbro releases statement about SDCC Exclusive Sgt. Slaughter

Yeah, I know I’m a day late and a dollar short, but as my Twitter  followers know, I was on the road all day yesterday doing a bit of toy hunting (without any luck).  During my road trip, Hasbro’s PR Agency released a note in regards to the SDCC Exclusive Sgt. Slaughters.  The note has been met with a mixture of humor, distaste, and optimism by Joe fans and other fans around the ‘net.

Humor and distaste because the letter is pretty adamant that there was Sgt. Slaughter stock that hit HasbroToyShop, but nobody can really find evidence that this was truly the case (especially in regards to the TTT version).  However, in more positive news, Hasbro also pointed out that they were working on plans to get the figure(s) reissued and re-released through other means in Spring, 2011.  Most likely in a different packaging format, and not through the single pack main line, but through some other means, which is good news for those 25th Anniversary fans who want to add Sarge to their ranks.  Of course a lot of those same fans love the single pack format, so this news probably won’t make everyone happy.

To read the full letter/press release click the “Read the Rest of this Entry” link below.

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SMALLJOES.com – * GI JOE: Pursuit of Cobra + Lanard rarities *

* * * * * * * * * [ SMALLJOES.COM NEWSLETTER ] * * * * * * * * * *

http://smalljoes.com

GI JOE
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Hi folks, another short newsletter for you while we await the arrival
of the GI JOE: Pursuit of Cobra wave 2 items.  It looks like the Bravo
vehicles have already started shipping from Hasbro’s warehouse so
we may expect those in about 7-10 days.  Get your orders in!

Sometime after August 4th it appears that we erroneously removed the
wave 2 figure sets of 6 pre-order from the site.  The pre-order has
been added back to the site so those of you wanting the set of 6 can
now get it at $46.99.

http://smalljoes.com/cgi-bin/pgen.cgi?CatId=2&Stage=5

GI JOE: Resolute 7-figure sets are now in stock.  $69.99 for both sets
ordered together.

http://smalljoes.com/cgi-bin/pgen.cgi?CatId=12&Stage=5

The latest GI JOE comics are always in stock!  Recently added are
GI JOE #21 and Larry Hama’s GI JOE: A Real American Hero #157.  Lastly,
don’t miss Hearts and Minds #3 featuring the Interrogator and Deep Six.

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

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