G.I. Joe 30th Anniversary attacks US shores

It wasn’t all that long ago that I reported a rumor stating that the 30th Anniversary toys would be hitting domestically on or around August 16th.  Well, it’s the 21st, and while the target date of the 16th wasn’t quite right (my bad) we are starting to see the first signs of a full scale G.I. Joe 30th Anniversary invasion.

First and foremost, from HissTank.com, Lord Norin reports that he found a Black Dragon VTOL and VAMP Mark II at a local Wal-Mart!  Not only have they hit, but they are retailing for around $20.  In that same thread, many other reports of the same thing.  HissTank member umanumanamo was even cool enough to share some images and a review of the incredibly awesome Steel Brigade Delta figure.

Also, Corey Stinson from SmallJoes.com reports that Hasbro has informed him his initial allotment of 30th Anniversary figures is processing, and he expects to get them within a week or so.

Last, but not least, over at Fighting 118th, soia339 received a carded Hazard Viper from Asia, and has posted several very nice images of that as well.

So rejoice Joe fans.  The well has been dry for a little while, but we’re starting to see a trickle.  It only gets better from here!

More character and small plot details from G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Now that shooting has officially begun, I’d imagine that more details from G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be emerging on a bit more steady basis.  Yes, we’ve already had a pretty decent stream of casting updates and other news, but sometimes it’s the little things that are only revealed during the shooting process.

A few weeks ago, I posted about some cast auditions that had been posted online, and while those video auditions did not last long, they did reveal some characters previously unrevealed.  One of those characters was named “Havoc” and sources from the production tell me that he is indeed a Joe character from G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  No, “Havoc” does not refer to the vehicle, it is a character, but the exact scope and role of the character is still a mystery.

Along the same lines, some minor plot details were revealed by the same source.  There are some minor spoilers involved, so I will post the rest after the jump.

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