G.I. Joe: Renegades Episode 17 “Castle: Destro” added to Episode Guide

You know, I was wondering with preparations for Easter whether or not I’d be able to get this done tonight.  Turns out I got it done in record time!  Episode 17, Castle Destro has been added to the G.I. Joe: Renegades Episode Guide and it’s a doozy!

One of the best episodes we’ve seen in a while, it features Destro in all of his iron masked glory, tons of firefight action and some great character building.  Check out the episode guide here, or just hit the link below to go direct!

Latest JoeCanuck Newsletter online

And we’ve got more exclusives artwork!  With the Canadian JoeCon coming up quick, we’re starting to get some looks at the characters that are going to be in the set, including the “Coyote Trooper” and we’re getting TWO of him!  Yes, multiple troop builders for the first time in a Canadian JoeCon set!

You can actually take a peek at the Coyote Trooper on the frontpage of JoeCanuck.com, but there’s a much better image and more details (about him and… Valkyrie!) inside the newsletter itself.  Also announced is that the ever popular and famous Ron Rudat will be a guest at the convention!  He’ll be there to talk about his experience with old school G.I. Joe, and his brand new G.I. Joe themed documentary that he and his son Tristan have just about completed.

Also coming this week is a Canadian JoeCon Pre-Registration site!  That’s right, 25 JoeCanuck.com members will be able to register to attend the Convention ahead of time and have their boxed set held for them prior to the con.  You’ll also be able to buy the comic, trading cards, and much more.

So, a lot happening North of the border!  As always hit up JoeCanuck.com for the details, and keep your eyes on CanadianJoeCon.Com, too.  Grab the latest copy of the newsletter right here.

GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: Real American Hero #165

Now, I try to steer my way clear of the whole “nerd rage” thing.  I think us geeks get a very bad rep for being overly invested, melodramatic and with a misconception of our own value to the brand or property we choose to support.  Because of this, I try not to overstate issues and put them in the proper perspective.

But with issue #164, I think the whole “Sneak Peek” issue was a serious gaffe that needed to be focused on.  With that out of the way, we can proceed with the Real American Hero universe and see where things go.  In this latest issue, the focus renews to the whole Billy and Dr. Venom dynamic and examines the repercussions of the attack on the Pit the issue before.

Click the Read the Rest of this Entry link below to check out the full review.

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G.I. Joe: Renegades Episode 16 “Shipwrecked” posted on HubWorld.com

G.I. Joe: Renegades continues its trend of being posted to HubWorld.com after airing on The Hub.  Episode 16 “Shipwrecked” has been posted right here.

Don’t forget you can also check out the full Episode 16 Review and Episode Guide on my G.I. Joe: Renegades Supersite!

GIJCC Incentive Dial Tone figures start shipping in May

I’ve seen lots of folks asking about this around the web, so I figured I should put this post out there.  Over on the GIJCC Collector Club message boards, David Lane (who posts as The Commander) has confirmed that Dial Tone figures will be shipping in May.  The exact quote is as follows:

“Hi Guys, All membership figures ship in late spring (starting in the month of May).”

So there you have it.

Kick Ass Custom – The COBRA Re-Color Project

You know, you really don’t see much in the way of o-ring style customs these days, so when I see them, I take notice.  Over on Facebook, Tom posted a link to the Cobra Re-Color project, which is an ambitious undertaking, essentially creating cohesive design and color schemes for the different Cobra divisions.  It’s a fascinating idea, made only cooler by the execution of it.

You can find the website right here, and I’ve hosted just a few images below.  You don’t really think about what a difference cohesive military color schemes make until you see some of these customs.  Great stuff, thanks to Tom for pointing it out.

G.I. Joe: Renegades Episode 17 Promo

When I posted that the HubTVNetwork YouTube channel had posted the promo for Castle: Destro, I figured I was off the hook for tracking down promos this week.  But on retrospect, my own OCD complex kicked in, and I wanted to have the promo hosted on my channel, just for completions sake.

So I’ve uploaded the Episode 17 promo, and you can find it embedded below.  Castle Destro features the Joes facing off against a helmeted Destro for the first time!  Also introducing… the Battle Android Troopers!

I’m looking forward to it.

Ray Park confirms his return to the G.I. Joe franchise

This news has been out there for a few days, and honestly, I hadn’t said much about it, because I kinda figured it was already news.  When Rachel Nichols reported that the only returning characters were Duke, Snake Eyes, and Storm Shadow, I just assumed that meant Ray Park was returning.  We already knew about Channing Tatum and Lee Byung-hun, so it just made sense to me that Park was a cinch to return.

Well, the actor confirmed the news on Twitter over the night a few nights ago, so it’s apparently a done deal.  He appears enthusiastic, says the script is “great” and is eager to get back to work.  Of all the things that were wrong with the initial movie, the actor playing Snake Eyes wasn’t one of them, so this is cool to me.  Things look to be rolling right along.