More G.I. Joe questions answered by Sideshow Collectibles

Big thanks to GeneralsJoes contributor Mysterious Stranger for giving me a virtual “slap upside the head” for some missed details on the Sideshow Collectibles Q & A this morning.  While I focused on the two questions that appeared on Tuesday’s slate, I missed the question that had been posed on Monday, and now, we also have a new question for today as well.  Heck, they even posted a question from way back in August that I think I might have missed.  Many fans (myself included) will be extremely pleased with what Sideshow revealed in Monday’s Q & A:

I would like to know if some of these characters are in your plans for the 12-inch G.I. Joe line: Strato Viper, 1986 Viper, Cross Country, SciFi, Xamot & Tomax. Please say yes about Xamot & Tomax at least!

The 1986 Viper is getting the 12-inch treatment for a fact, and the twins are good possibilities (but a little further down the road).”

Yes, Sideshow has revealed that they will be doing a 12″ Cobra Viper.  ROCK.  As for their other details…

Pump out more 1/6 scale Joes!

What a coincidence, we just had a meeting to look at the next 5 Joes, all mocked up and studly. Some greatness is coming, let me tell ya! Jungles, deserts, and marine environments should be well protected. ;)”

Is a Blowtorch or Barbecue a character that Sideshow will consider realistic enough for 1/6th scale G.I. Joe? -AND- I really wanted to say that you guys are doing an awesome job on GI JOE. I just got the Cobra Throne, and it is easily the most startling item in my collection. And I’m looking forward to more of them. I have to ask, with the real world twist you apply to each character, will Joes that have bright colors like Blowtorch (a personal favorite of mine) be on your list? I’m curious how you’d adjust the colors.

Blowtorch made it to our planning, but has yet to find a ‘locked’ position in our development track. Our Creative Director, Tom Gilliland, has a serious soft spot for Blowtorch, thanks to his time working for Toys ‘R Us back in 1984/5/6. There was a kid that came every day to the store asking for Blowtorch, and one day, Tom was finally able to connect that kid with his long-sought-after figure, and it left a strong impression on Tom.”

So there you have it.  We should be all covered.  Chill the hell out, Stranger.

If you want to keep up to date on all of the Sideshow Collectibles G.I. Joe Q & A intel, this link should help you out!

Five page preview for IDW G.I. Joe: Cobra Issue #9

The latest issue of G.I. Joe: Cobra has hit stands today, and we have a five-page preview for you here, thanks to IDW.

Wow.  Only five pages in and this already looks like a thrill ride.  Can’t wait to get out of work and hit the local comic shop so I can scoop this bad boy up.  Check out the preview below.

G.I. Joe: Cobra #9

Mike Costa, Christos N. Gage (w) • Sergio Carrera (a) • Antonio Fuso (c)

The shocking conclusion to “Serpent’s Tales”! Scoop has gathered a wealth of information on Serpentor’s cult, the Coil. Now he plans to escape and reveal it to the world. Can one man bring down the Coil, or does its reach extend farther than anyone imagined?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

More intel on upcoming G.I. Joe: Renegades episode airing

Thanks again to kennywr22 from HissTank.com for further possible verification that G.I. Joe: Renegades will be making it’s animated debut on November 26th.  Digging up tv listings from MSN.com, it actually looks like “Descent” could be a two-parter airing on November 26th, with Episode 3 “The Package” airing the following Friday, December 3rd.

Check out the listing right here.

Destro coming from Sideshow Collectibles in late 2011/early 2012

This is music to my ears…  Sideshow Collectibles posted their most recent Q & A, and featured a pair of G.I. Joe oriented questions.  I’ve mirrored those questions below:

I like the drivers in the 3 3/4 G.I. Joe line; are you considering characters like: Wild Weasel, Strato Viper, Heavy Metal, Keel-Haul, Steeler, Thunder, Wild Bill, Motor Viper,etc, etc.?

Yup, we’ve considered them – especially Wild Weasel. They’re distinctly possible, but not yet in the works.

When can we expect to see a Destro or Croc Master show up in your G.I. Joe line? And in what scale/version?

Destro is a lock for a late 2011 (or possibly early 2012) reveal, perhaps in two different formats at about the same time. Croc Master doesn’t have any definite plan, not yet.”

Can’t wait to hear more about Destro!  Great news.  Thanks to The Terror Drome for the information!