G.I. Joe: Renegades Episode Eight Promo

Thanks to Kenny, who reminded me to get my DVR rolling tonight, I managed to get a promo for next week’s episode of G.I. Joe: Renegades. Episode 8 supposedly will introduce Scrap Iron. The full episode description as found on my Renegades SuperSite is as follows:

“Scrap-Iron kidnaps Tunnel Rat and uses him to test a weaponized exo-suit. Roadblock attempts a rescue by allowing himself to be kidnapped as well.”

From a conceptual standpoint, these Exo-Suits remind me a lot of the SNAKE Armor from the Marvel days. Robotic suits of armor that control the user’s mind…very interesting. Check out the embedded video below.

It’s nice to at least have 30 seconds of Renegades goodness tonight. I think I’m going to have withdrawls…

GIJCC JoeCon 2011 Captain Claymore revealed!

For many of us today was a vacation day, but the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has continued posting their images for the upcoming 2011 G.I. Joe Collectors Convention exclusive figures!  The last one in line was Captain Claymore (of course, the one I’ve been looking forward to the most).

He is now up and posted and features all sorts of great features:

  • 25th Anniverary Style Action Figure
  • Based on Classic TRU Exclusive Character
  • NEW Headsculpt and NEW Camo Helmet
  • Includes Stand, Machine Gun w/ bi-pod, Uzi, Removable Flashlight and Backpack

So a new head sculpt and a new camouflage helmet?  Could this mean a Footloose is in the works?  I certainly wouldn’t be surprised.  The Club went with a black shirt it looks like, with the green tactical vest over it and the familiar yellow camouflage pants.  I like, though I would have loved to have green camouflage to match Wet Suit and/or Leatherneck.  Still, a great looking figure.  For the most part, it looks like Outback from the neck down, with the new head.  Pretty cool.  Check out the images below.

Some great Pursuit of Cobra Wave 4 images

So the fourth wave of the Pursuit of Cobra figures are trickling in, and ShockVal from Hiss Tank got his set in hand already!  Not only that, but he’s posted some great images right here.

These new images have shed some light on the figures somewhat…  Destro looks to mostly be the Arctic Threat version underneath the armor.  Low Light looks to be some amalgamation from Pursuit of Cobra Beachhead and some others.

Regardless, some great pictures, including some without gear, and other images of just the gear.  Check out the mirrored images below.

JoeCon 2011 Exclusive Sparta and Steel Cobra Revealed!

Two more figures in the incredible lineup of characters for the upcoming Convention set have been shown on GIJoeCon.com!  Pulling from the Brazilian ranks, once a Cover Girl repaint, Sparta sports a newly tooled 25th Anniversary style head based on the incredible DTC Cover Girl sculpt!  Not only does it look like a great head, but it would double for an awesome Scarlett as well.

She doesn’t quite work flawlessly for a 25th Anniversary Cover Girl, but certainly makes a great base that could be used with some minor tweaks.  Anyone with a DTC Cover Girl could easily use the coat from that figure.  Folks who want her blonde might have to adjust a bit more, however.

Steel Cobra (De Aco) is about what we expected, but looks a LOT better than I thought he might.  The vac-metallized head is impressive.  Very impressive.  I like what I’m seeing here.  Really can’t wait to check out Claymore.  It figures that they’re taking the character I’m most looking forward to and showing him last!

Check out the mirrored images below.

GeneralsJoes Reviews IDW G.I. Joe #25

So the end of “Season One” is coming near…  I’m not sure I’m fully prepared for this new “Season” format, but it is certainly an interesting twist.  Taking each issue as an “episode” and resetting the title so to speak every 2 years is a very interesting tact.  Some will say it’s a sales grab, and maybe it is to a certain extent, but I think it’s also designed to draw in new readers who might only jump on board with a new “#1″.

I’ve certainly made my feelings known about the pacing of this title pretty much from day one, how is it coming along now that the end of the season is upon us?  Better.  Certainly better.

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Big Bad Toy Store has Pursuit of Cobra Wave 4 IN STOCK NOW!

Sweet!  Happy New Year, Joefans!

Check out the links below!

My pre-order is processing!  Boo ya!

JoeCon 2011 Convention Exclusive Dial Tone and Wet Suit

Oh.  Wow.

Who would have thunk it?  A Special Missions Brazil redux coming with Wet Suit…  and there isn’t a hint of silver or blue to be seen.  In fact, there isn’t a hint of dive gear to be seen.  Only head-to-toe land-based Navy SEAL awesomeness.  DAMN.

If one figure ever made an entire convention set worth it, it just might be this one.  Realistic camouflage, a retooled head, a great boonie cap, and using the awesome Pursuit of Cobra Beachhead tactical vest?  Sold.  With those flippers that hook on the back?  No doubt with both knives this time?  Double sold.

Fantastic looking figure.

Dial Tone is a bit of a departure, but not a bad one by any stretch.  It’s a fairly generic black, brown, and green deco that boasts to be a “Traditional Special Forces” outfit.  It looks good, if somewhat understated compared to the camouflaged outrageousness of Wet Suit.  Of course we knew Dial Tone would be a bit different, simply because the traditional figure is being released as the 2011 promotional incentive…but this is very cool.

Wet Suit certainly takes the cake, though.  Check out all of the updates at GIJoeCon.com, and the mirrored images below.

Next two JoeCon 2011 Exclusive figures revealed – Tele Viper and Mainframe!

Following up with yesterday’s debut of Leatherneck and Python Patrol Cobra Trooper, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has, just today, revealed the next two figures in line, the Python Patrol Tele-Viper and Special Mission: Brazil Mainframe!

The figures continue to look pretty cool.  The Tele-Viper uses some different parts when compared to the original Anniversary version, utilizing Flint’s tooling instead of the Cobra Viper.  Mainframe looks to be using the same tooling as he did in the 25th Anniversary (which unfortunately also includes the somewhat squished head).  Interesting choice with Mainframe to put him in a standard “utility” uniform.  It does approximate the Special Missions: Brazil look without being a color-for-color reproduction.  Mainframe isn’t nearly as exciting to me as Leatherneck was…here’s hoping for a nicely colored Claymore or Wet Suit as a follow up.  I do like how Mainframe’s colors are very similar to Leatherneck, only in reverse.  It shows a neat kind of cohesiveness, without Mainframe looking too out of place.

Check out the gallery below with all four figures listed to date.

Episode Title Extraveganza for G.I. Joe: Renegades on IMDB!

I’ve been checking TVGuide.com and the MSN TV Listings for a while now, trying to get an idea of how the season is going to proceed, and I stumbled upon the IMDB Listing for G.I. Joe: Renegades.  Much to my excitement, IMDB has nearly every single episode title listed for the first season!  While there are no new descriptions, there are a ton of new episode titles to try and decipher.  Check out all of the episode titles below:

Season 1, Episode 8: Rage

Original Air Date—7 January 2010


Season 1, Episode 9: Dreadnoks Rising

Original Air Date—14 January 2010


Season 1, Episode 10: Busted

Original Air Date—28 January 2010


Season 1, Episode 11: The Enemy of My Enemy

Original Air Date—4 February 2010


Season 1, Episode 12: Episode #1.12

Original Air Date—????


Season 1, Episode 13: Brothers of Light

Original Air Date—????


Season 1, Episode 14: Knockoffs

Original Air Date—????


Season 1, Episode 15: White Out

Original Air Date—????


Season 1, Episode 16: Shipwrecked

Original Air Date—????


Season 1, Episode 17: Castle Destro

Original Air Date—????


Season 1, Episode 18: Union of the Snake

Original Air Date—????


Season 1, Episode 19: The Anaconda Strain

Original Air Date—????


Season 1, Episode 20: Prodigal

Original Air Date—????


Season 1, Episode 21: The Anomaly

Original Air Date—????


Season 1, Episode 22: Cutting Edge

Original Air Date—????


Season 1, Episode 23: Cousins

Original Air Date—????


Season 1, Episode 24: Going Underground

Original Air Date—????

G.I. Joe Convention Exclusive Leatherneck and Cobra Trooper images

Late last week we got a little sneak peek at the upcoming Python Patrol Cobra Trooper that is coming with the 2011 Convention Set.  We also received email notification that images for the rest of the Convention figures would be going live this week.

The GI Joe Collectors’ Club has delivered on that today, with images posted for the upcoming JoeCon Special Missions Brazil Leatherneck as well as the Python Patrol Cobra Trooper!  Immediately I can’t help but notice that they went traditional with the Leatherneck figure!  Awesome move.

Not only does that give the fans the Leatherneck they’ve been looking for, but also puts to bed any thoughts that this set will simply be a Special Missions: Brazil re-issue.  Also of note, Leatherneck is NOT using Buzzer’s torso!  Another great improvement.

Check out the images below, and keep your browser pointed directly at GIJoeCon.com for the latest news and announcements for next year’s G.I. Joe Convention in Orlando!