ToyFare Interview with Hasbro Studios’ Stephen Davis online now!

A little while ago, I made a recommendation that folks pic up issue #159 of the legendary action figure collectible magazine, ToyFare.  Within the pages of that issue was a pretty neat interview with Stephen Davis, the president of Hasbro Studios.  Hasbro Studios is essentially working hand-in-hand with The Hub to bring Transformers and G.I. Joe to your TV screen in the 21st Century.

Well, now that the air date of Transformers: Prime and G.I. Joe: Renegades is coming up fast, Wizard Editorial blog site, Pie Monkey has reposted the interview in it’s entirety!  Check it out right here.

A big thanks to the Twitter feed of ToyFare editor Justin Aclin for passing along the intel.

Sideshow Collectibles Cobra Commander diorama pre-order is LIVE

Yes, that’s right!  The awesome looking polystone diorama of Cobra Commander, his Crimson Guards, and the awesome Cobra throne are all LIVE.  If you act quick, you can get the Sideshow Exclusive version, which comes with a swappable head, weapon, and sabre!

Check out the image below to pre-order now!

Cobra Commander Diorama

You’ve asked for it…now you’ve got it! G.I. Joe guide from ’97-2007 on the horizon!

Long time friend of mine and friend of GeneralsJoes, James “Kuukuuson” Kavanaugh Jr has been working very long and very hard over the past several years to painstakingly produce a G.I. Joe guide that fills in the gaps, so to speak.

Mark Bellomo created a wonderful guide to the original Real American Hero collection, but the years 1997 – 2007 have been underappreciated by the masses, and haven’t really warranted a full on publication.  Well, James took it upon himself to build a guide for this period of time basically from the ground up.  Doing all of the images, all of the page design, and all of the printing, it is a labor of love, and it shows.

I hope lots of Joefans out there will support the amazing effort that James has put into this fantastic book.  Details of the book’s release are below, as well as some special preview images you will only find at GeneralsJoes.  Rock on, James!

Coming soon, the adventure continued in 1997 and is now completely documented in the R.A.H.C. Guide!

After a brief hiatus in 1994, G.I. Joe:  A Real American Hero gained a resurgence in pop culture causing a re-release of some favorite characters in their classic molds.  This revival eventually induced some experimenting with these classic characters in bold and exciting new directions.  Not only did fans get to revisit some of their most cherished icons within the G.I. Joe mythos, they were introduced to new characters that are now known and loved.

This full color, 172 page compendium fully explores all six series that were produced within the second generation O-ring torso era (1997-2007) including the Built to Rule line and the Collectors Club special releases.  This guide beautifully illustrates the era’s 689 action Figures, 135 vehicles and play sets and 1,349 accessories including all known variations.  Not only is every accessory present and accounted for, they have each been assigned a unique number and identified throughout the resource guide.  The accessories are then culminated in a separate section clearly displayed and organized by category.  Each action figure has been carefully examined between its initial run and further re-releases to ensure that an accurate sample is clearly and concisely presented for the collector who is identifying individual action figures or sorting through unorganized lots.  Subscribe to the R.A.H.C. Guide’s e-mail list at rahc.guide@gmail.com to stay in tune with all the latest updates!


Two minutes of unseen footage from G.I. Joe: Renegades!

IGN is at it again, this time featuring another two full minutes of G.I. Joe: Renegades footage pulled from the two part series premier which airs Friday, November 26th at 5:00pm!  Giving us a brief introduction to several of the main characters and a nice peek at some action against the Bio-Viper, we start getting a better idea of what to expect from this new series.

While there certainly seems to be a somewhat humorous element, that’s mostly overshadowed by the action, and even with lasers instead of bullets, the firefight is pretty tense.

I will say right up front that I seriously hope the Bio-Viper does NOT become the defacto Cobra enemy in the series.  I don’t mind seeing them appear once in a great while, but if all of a sudden the Bio-Vipers make up the backbone of the Cobra army, I will be annoyed.  I want to see plenty of human-on-human combat here, too.

Check out the embedded clip below.

Thanks to the MS GulfCoast GIJoe Collectors Club for the heads up!

G.I. Joe: The Pursuit of Cobra Wave 3 pre-orders processing at BBTS!

Oohhh boy!  It’s that time again!  While we had a couple of months off, BigBadToyStore has just sent along notification to me that my pre-orders for G.I. Joe: The Pursuit of Cobra Wave 3 are processing!

This means the items are in stock and ready to ship.  And if they’re hitting BBTS, they should start hitting everywhere shortly.

Wave 3 consists of:

  • Duke
  • Snake Eyes
  • Storm Shadow
  • Cobra Shock Trooper

And yes, while Duke, Snake Eyes, and Storm Shadow are getting ridiculous with the sheer number of releases they have, these particular versions (well, of Duke and Snake Eyes, anyway) certainly look very cool and worth an additional purchase.

Look for reviews to hit shortly after I get ’em in my meaty paws.

Cobra Commander polystone diorama fully revealed from Sideshow Collectibles!

With a pre-order upcoming through the Sideshow Newsletter, a full on gallery has finally been revealed for the awesome looking upcoming Cobra Commander Polystone Diorama.  Featuring Cobra Commander himself, a pair of Crimson Guards, and his snake-themed throne, this is one hell of an awesome centerpiece for your G.I. Joe collection.

The newsletter should be hitting today, and once it does, pre-order madness can begin!

Check out the full gallery right here.

Cobra Commander Diorama

Another G.I. Joe: Renegades guest star confirmed!

With a big thanks to kennywr22 for pointing out that the MSN TV Listings have been updated with a bit more info on G.I. Joe: Renegades episode 5.  “Return of the Arashikage Part 2” has the following description:

“The team regroups and hunts down their attacker.”

Thanks to TVGuide.com, though, we get even more details, including a surprise guest star!  I have put it after the break for spoiler purposes, so click the “Read the Rest of this Entry” link below for the full skinny.

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Key plot details for G.I. Joe: Renegades revealed by Tactics game?

Well, obviously we won’t know for sure until the episodes air, and these just MIGHT be spoilers (especially one key point), so I will post a list of potential episode plot details as I discover them within the G.I. Joe Renegades: Tactics game.  I’m going to try like hell do get through the whole thing so I can get as many details as possible.

From what I can tell by the basic storyline of the game, it seems to follow what we know about the Renegades animated series, so there is reason to believe certain events from the game will transfer over to the series.

Click the “Read the rest of the story” link below to find out all the juicy tidbits!

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IDW G.I. Joe Solicitations for February, 2011

Straight from IDW, here is a list of solicitations coming from IDW next  February.  As usual there are a ton of G.I. Joe comics hitting stores that month, ranging from the old school to the next generation.  While I wasn’t wild about Agent Helix’s debut in the most recent issue of G.I. Joe, I still look forward to seeing her story evolve…and what the heck is up with “Dark Snake Eyes”?  Can we have a stretch of the “Real American Hero” that doesn’t include brainwashing?

While many folks will probably think I’m giddy about the Renegades comics, I’m pretty sure they’re just comic rehashes of cartoon episodes, so no thriller there, in my mind, but I’ll still grab ’em I’m sure.

Check out the full run of issues at the “Read the rest of this entry” link below.

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New G.I. Joe: Renegades promo airs on Hubworld

Huge thanks to the MSGulfCoast GIJoe Collectors Club for snagging a nice copy of a recent G.I. Joe: Renegades promo that aired on a recent episode of Hubworld.  A lot of new footage is sprinkled throughout, with a heaping helping of cool music and action.

The roller coaster ride continues full steam ahead and Renegades finally arrives November 26th at 5:00pm!  Are you ready?

Check out the embedded video below!