BBTS News: Thor, TF, Revoltech, Star Wars, 1/6, Imports, Sideshow & More

Hi – Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about
another batch of new arrivals and many more cool new preorders!

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NEW PREORDERS
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SCI-FI REVOLTECH EXCLUSIVE IRON MAN MARK IV
An exclusive Iron Man Mark IV Sci-Fi Revoltech figure is being released
through Figure King in Japan, and we are proud to have it up for
pre-order.  It has recolored arms and legs along with a new chest piece,
and we have this one-time release figure listed at $62.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=KAI10352&mode=retail

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Scratch Sienna Miller off the Rise of Cobra Sequel cast list

I think many of us suspected that Sienna Miller might not return in the sequel to G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, but even if we weren’t certain about that, an interview with Britain’s “Time Out” magazine pretty much confirms it outright.  As reported by IMDB, Miller feels as if she “compromised values” in her role as The Baroness in the G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra film.

The actress says “I’m not very good at fighting. And I’m not very good at guns. And I’m not particularly aggressive. I had to wear sunglasses because every time I shot my gun I would blink. I was completely out of place, like this little midget running round in black leather winning fights, which was just absurd. They did a wondrous job with my wardrobe to make me look threatening…”

From the sounds of it, she wasn’t really invested in the initial film, and certainly doesn’t seem to be interested in returning to the Hollywood Blockbuster realm.  She continues on with “…G.I. Joe (was) a great pay cheque. If, financially, I’m okay – which luckily I am – there’s no point in doing stuff that’s not right for me. It’s too much time away from home.”

So yeah.  I’d say her days in black leather are done.  Well, at least in the G.I. Joe franchise. :shifty:

I have no problem with this.  Granted, I think she was actually very good in her role and I was pleasantly surprised, however I hated the way The Baroness was written into the first film as Duke’s fiancee and Cobra Commander’s sister, so I think if they are going to separate from Sienna Miller, chances are all the better that we might get a more “proper” Baroness this time around, if she appears at all.

Big thanks to GeneralsJoes reader m6d for the intel.  Once again, check out the entire article on IMDB right here.

G.I. Joe: Renegades April airdates and episode titles confirmed

Well, as much as can be expected, anyway.  I will admit, though, the episode shuffling has been very minor, and the online resources seem to be mostly correct when it comes to the episode lineup, so I’m considering this relatively official.

MSN TV has just posted a run of April listings for G.I. Joe: Renegades, and this is what we’ve got:

  • Shipwrecked – April 15
  • Castle Destro – April 22
  • Union of the Snake – April 29

Some very intriguing episode titles, I must say.  A pretty obvious guest star for the 15th, and I love the sounds of diving deeper into Destro’s back story.  Some real potential.  In fact, over the next run of 6 episodes, it sounds like things could really be picking up!  Storm Shadow, Shadow-Vipers, Zartan’s return, the Crimson Twins, Snow Job, Shipwreck, and more Destro details?  Sign me up!  I know I’m ready for G.I. Joe: Renegades to come back.  Who’s with me?

Curse you, ROSS STORES!!

Well, they’re at it again.  Ross, the bane of my collectors’ existence has once again scored a coup, this time with the previously released only in Canada Wave 3 of the Rise of Cobra Alpha vehicles.  This wave contains the Polar Shark Sub w/ Ice Storm, the Desert Rockslide w/ Dusty, the Tiger Claw ATV w/ Leatherneck, and the Lavapod w/ Volcano Viper.

Now, I’ve been able to get these, so really, I’m not feeling too wounded, but every time I hear about Ross getting these cool tail enders, I just get reminded how the nearest store is like 350 miles away.  The vehicles are retailing for about $8.99 apiece, just to twist that knife a bit deeper.

Thanks to GeneralsJoes regular Nas for the info, with confirmation pics at HissTank.com.  If you have a Ross near you, GO GET ‘EM.

Updated press images from upcoming Wave 3 Pursuit of Cobra

Well, it looks like things have changed a little bit since Toy Fair, and mostly for the better.  Site sponsors Big Bad Toy Store and Past Generation Toys have posted some new press images for the upcoming 3rd wave of 2011 Pursuit of Cobra figures, and there is a very interesting alteration:

While most of the subtle coloring differences are mostly a result of Photoshop, one look at Cobra Commander tells us that his legs are being reused from the previous version instead of the classic Cobra Commander look.  I think it’s a big improvement.  It will be interesting to see what the final result looks like.

Thanks to The Terror Drome for the info.

Five Page Preview of G.I. Joe: Infestation #1

As we bridge the gap between the first run of the G.I. Joe titles and this next flurry starting with the Cobra Civil War, the world of zombies invades the G.I. Joe universe.  Check out the five-page preview below!

G.I. JOE: INFESTATION #1 (of 2)

Mike Raicht (w) • Giovanni Timpano (a) • Timpano, John K. Snyder III (c)

IDW’s Infestation event continues here in this bi-weekly two-part G.I. Joe tale! A robotic arm of unknown origin has been discovered and both the JOEs and COBRA race to discover its secrets. Little do the two sides know that the arm has its own agenda- assimilating the world’s military technology into the Infestation fold! A secret underwater COBRA base full of B.A.T.S. sounds like the perfect place to start!

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99