The next generation of custom parts production is now!

Anyone who pays attention to the hobby at this point has heard about the wonders of 3D printing.  The idea that you can design something in CAD, and actually model it and print it in 3 Dimensions.  Previously restricted to very high end production processes, these 3D printers are becoming more common place.

With this in mind, GeneralsJoes is very proud to introduce the latest sponsor to the site Yetibrew Design, who works with Shapeways to produce manufactured 3 dimensional components for G.I. Joe vehicles!

Their first item is a “Dragonfly Upgrade” kit of sorts, which includes two fins for the side of the copter, as well as a replacement chin gun, both of which harken back to a bit more realistic “Huey Cobra” design aesthetic.  These items are hard plastic, clean cut, and fit very nicely into the vehicle they’re designed for.  No cutting, no trimming, no worries, just plug ’em in slap some paint on ’em and enjoy!

The coolest thing here, too, is that the proprietor of Yetibrew Design is also a fan, and wants to make items with a fan appeal.

Please check out his site at Yetibrew Design and take a peek at what he’s done so far, but best of all keep in mind everything that could be coming down the pipe.  Some great potential here.  I have a set of the Dragonfly parts in hand, and they are extremely well produced.  A full review is coming, but for now, enjoy the images of these great items:

Sponsorship Info from Past Generation Toys!

The new Past Generation Toys website is here!  Lots of preorders listed, new items and best seller!  Check out the site today! PastGenerationToys.com

PreOrders

Check out the Action Figure PreOrders including products from DC Direct, DC Universe Classics, Masters of the Universe Classics, Bowen Designs, Gentle Giant, GI Joe, Marvel Universe, Star Wars, Thor, Transformers, Living Dead Dolls, Mezits and lots of video games related toys!

New Items

Hasbro

Captain America Action Figures

GI Joe Wave 5 & 6 Action Figures

Star Wars Saga Legends Action Figures

Transformers Dark of the Moon Action Figures

Botcon 2011 Exclusive Action Figures

Thor

Mattel

Green Lantern Movie Action Figures

Masters of the Universe Classics Action Figures

WWE Action Figures

Statues and Busts

Bowen Designs

Gentle Giant

Don’t forget to check out the PGT Blog now being written by R. Ticulation and to follow Past Generation Toys on Twitter, @pastgentoys, and/or “Like” Past Generation Toys on Facebook!

G.I. Joe: Renegades Episode 26 Added to the Episode Guide

Well, I’m going to go off on a long tangent here, so if you just want to read the review and entry for Episode 26, then hit up the Episode Guide, or click the link below:

So…now that that’s out of the way…I always get a little flack when I talk about G.I. Joe: Renegades being canceled.  A lot of folks out there really believe that the hiatus is just a hiatus and we’ll see the series come back after the movie.  As everyone has probably guessed by now, I’m not convinced.  Click the “Read the Rest of the Story” link below to read my diatribe.

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More SDCC Tidbits and the truth about HTS availability?

As I was getting ready to travel back North yesterday, I received a few messages from the guys at Fighting 118th, who have posted some more information related to SDCC.  The first bit of intel comes from their Hasbro Booth Update and includes some contradictory information from what was being passed around earlier.  Contrary to earlier reports that the Data-Viper might make a later assortment, according to Hasbro reps at SDCC, he is definitely “cancelled, no ifs, ands, or buts”.

Also going against previous reports, apparently the Spring, 2012 date on the placard may in fact be the truth.  At least according to Fighting 118th.

One of the issues you run into with so many reps at the Con is that you sometimes get some contradictory information.  Guess we’ll have to hold tight to find out which one was right.

Last, but not least, they also passed along a report about Hasbro Toy Shop, the timeline for getting things posted, and how “rare” these SDCC exclusives truly are.  You can read that enlightening report right here as you prepare for your morning post-SDCC ritual of F5’s while you wait for Zarana and Starscream at HasbroToyShop.

Thanks again to Paul from Fighting 118th for the heads up.