Blast Off into the new G.I. Joe Documentary!

Anyone who has gone to the G.I. Joe Conventions over the past few years has probably been introduced to the idea of the Code Name: Blast Off documentary, which features some never before seen footage and behind the scenes looks at the creation of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero 30 years ago.

Putting a large focus on Ron Rudat (with the documentary being produced by his son Tristan), Code Name: Blast Off really explores the deep and rich history of the G.I. Joe brand, offering some awesome details from Rudat, one of the key masterminds behind the creation and evolution of the line back in the day.

A trailer for the documentary is now available on YouTube, which you can see below:

Also, over at Cinematical, they have posted a great interview with Tristan, and also have provided an exclusive “Outtake” from the documentary, showcasing Ron Rudat’s opinion on G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra immediately following his first viewing of it.  Check out the interview here, and the video below.

A very cool way to celebrate JoeCon 2011, to be sure.  To stay on top of all the latest news about Code Name: Blast Off, check out their Facebook page.

4 thoughts on “Blast Off into the new G.I. Joe Documentary!

  1. I clicked on the FB link and got nothing. I searched through FB but if theu had a page for O:BO it’s no longer up.

    I REALLY want more info regarding the documentary’s release! Every Joe collector worth his salt will NEED to own a copy for their reference shelves.

  2. so the guy who is mostly credited with “our” version of GI Joe, seemed to have a generally positive view of RoC.

    imagine that.

  3. Thanks for the link! I sent them a note regarding the DVD.

    It’s nice to know that Ron was pleased with RoC. I like how he points out that RAH’s creation was a team effort.

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