Official Press Release for Season 1 of G.I. Joe DiC Animated Series

G.I. JOE FANS!

THE LONG-AWAITED COMPLETE FIRST SEASON

FROM THE 1990 G.I. JOE ANIMATED SERIES

WILL FINALLY HIT DVD SHELVES FOR THE FIRST TIME

G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO

SERIES 2, SEASON 1

Featuring All 24 Action-Packed Episodes and Fan Favorite 5-Part Miniseries OPERATION DRAGONFIRE in a Collectible 4-DVD Set

OWN IT ON DVD JANUARY 10, 2012

FROM SHOUT! FACTORY

The incredible adventures of GENERAL HAWK, Sgt. Slaughter and their international team of heroes — known as G.I. JOE — continue! Together they defend the globe against Cobra, a ruthless organization led by Cobra Commander, who is determined to conquer the world by any means necessary.

On January 10, 2012, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro, will unleash the G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero Series 2, Season 1 on DVD. This collectible 4-DVD set contains the entire 24 episodes from the complete first season, including the 5-part miniseries Operation Dragonfire. A must-have for heroes of all ages, G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero Series 2, Season 1 DVD set arrives in stores everywhere and is priced to own at $29.93 SRP.

In 1989, SGT. SLAUGHTER once again returned to battle against COBRA and DESTRO in the 5-part miniseries Operation Dragonfire; and the popular second series began airing thereafter. Loyal G.I. JOE fans and kids were also introduced to a group of new G.I. JOE heroes – CAPTAIN GRID-IRON, AMBUSH, PATHFINDER and villains – SERPENTOR, CESSPOOL, METAL-HEAD, GNAWGAHYDE, as well as new VIPER troops.

Now you can relive the adventures of second series of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero from the beginning, including the miniseries that started it all — Operation Dragonfire!

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GeneralsJoes talks to an extra from G.I. Joe: Retaliation

So you wanna be in movies?
Most Joe fans are watching the production of G.I. Joe: Renegades from afar, wondering how filming is going….some Joe fans are taking it a step further.  Online G.I. Joe community member SUDELAYA had a unique opportunity to be a cast member for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and graciously agreed to talk to me for a few minutes about his experience!

Click the “Read the Rest of this Entry” link below for the full details of the G.I. Joe: Retaliation filming!
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G.I. Joe Collectors Club finishes the week with a bang – JINX!

Yeah, I know I’m like the last person today to report this news, but figured better late than never.  If you follow me on Twitter you already heard my yammering, but for those who haven’t, here’s the official report.

Via Twitter, Facebook, and GIJoeClub.com, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club today revealed the 7th figure in their G.I. Joe subscription service…  Jinx.  Obviously using City Strike Scarlett as a heavy inspiration, Jinx is looking absolutely awesome with this updated tooling and colors somewhat inspired by the Valor Vs. Venom version.

A removable blindfold and some sweet weapons (also from City Strike Scarlett) gives us one hell of a nice 21st Century update to the 1987 female cousin to Storm Shadow.  I’m somewhat surprised the Club got her worked in here, since she’s in the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation film, but here she is, and she looks fantastic.

All in one fell swoop, the Club has managed to cover a lot of bases.  This figure is a fantastic update to a character that many collectors have been clamoring for.  She’s a great tie-in to the G.I. Joe movie sequel.  She gives us a nice allotment of the City Strike Scarlett weapons we’ve been dying for, AND she looks like she would make a damn impressive version of Scarlett from the Sigma 6 universe.  Awesome.

Check out the mirrored images below, and make sure to keep tuning in to hear the latest news about the upcoming G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club FISS (FIgure Subscription Service).

Package artist Mike Thompson updates his blog with PoC Spirit!

Every Friday Mike Thompson tries to post an update to his terrific blog, detailing his experiences with doing package art for the G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra and G.I. Joe: The Pursuit of Cobra toylines.  We’ve seen some great stuff previously including City Strike Scarlett just last week.  This week he treats us to his work on the spectacular Pursuit of Cobra Toys “R” Us Exclusive Spirit Iron-Knife.

You can check out all of the excellent details right here, including progress pics, source material, and even input drawings that inspired the figure’s look.

I’ve mirrored one image below, plenty more over on Mike T Artworks.  Definitely check it out.  Also, to keep informed about all the latest updates, make sure to follow Mike Thompson on Twitter as well.

News Recap – Episode 27 of What’s on Joe Mind has been posted

Having just wrapped a couple weeks of longer than usual podcasts, the Whats on Joe Mind crew goes back to it and delivers another episode topping off at about 2 1/2 hours long!  We get back to basics this week as we buckle down and just talk about what you want to hear…  G.I. Joe!

Joining us is Rich from ARealAmericanHero.com as we tackle tough topics like the G.I. Joe Collectors Club subscription service, new figure reveals, and also dive deep into the most recent round of Q & A’s.

Check it out as always on Podbean, or just listen via the embedded player below:

G.I. Joe Convention returns to New Orleans, LA June 21st – 24th

And the bomb just dropped!

A week or so ago, The Commander over on the G.I. Joe Collectors Club forums revealed that the Convention location and time frame would be revealed by the end of the month, and he stayed true to his word.

The GIJCC sent out the email this evening, and we are confirmed, ladies and gentlemen…  The Official G.I. Joe Collectors Convention returns to New Orleans, Louisiana June 21st – 24th!  Featuring special guests, awesome panels, and a heavy helping of flat out fun with your fellow Joe fans, the Convention is the G.I. Joe place to be.  Dropping so close to the premier of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, one also has to wonder if a movie night might be in the wings.

The Collectors’ Club promises more information to come, so stick with GIJoeCon.com for the latest and greatest.  Yo Joe!

This just in – The Rock is a jerkface

Come on, man!  So, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been posting awesome updates via Twitter for several months now in regards to G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and as a fan, I’ve been eating that crap up.  Some great little costume shots, excellent pictures of Johnson clutching cool looking weapons. Lots of great stuff.

So yesterday he posts a video, entitled “If only you could see what I see” …  and this is what he does to us:

Argh! Come on, Rock!  This is killing me…  if we don’t get some footage soon, there’s gonna be some serious nerd rage goin’ on in this bitch.

For the latest information from the set of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, follow Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on Twitter.

The Fwooshcast goes live on Friday, October 28th!

Those of you who listen to the Whats on Joe Mind podcast are no doubt aware of Craig, our Australian comrade who co-hosted on our show for a handful of episodes before betraying us for full time employment.

Well, while our schedule doesn’t really match up with his, he is still fully invested in The Fwooshcast, a toy-themed podcast hosted over on The Fwoosh.  He often talks about G.I. Joe as well as other toylines out there and is a very entertaining show for fans of any toy property.

As they prepare to celebrate a big time Anniversary for The Fwoosh and The Fwooshcast itself, they are planning a mammoth multi-houred live show airing October 28th.  I commend Craig and his podcasters for this endeavor, and a few of us from Whats on Joe Mind will be joining him for about 30 minutes around the 11:00pm Eastern mark.

Check out the Fwooshcast, and also take a peek at the schedule below:

The Schedule:
(PST/EST)
06:00/09:00pm: Start show. Me, Sam and Stu and Nikki “Lacrox” Stoupe (Let’s Get Ready to Pod).
06:30/09:30pm: Keith Hayward and Chris ‘Vangelus’ Ho (Henshin Justice Unlimited)
07:00/10:00pm: Shane Kelly (Comic Geek Speak/World of Toys)
07:30/10:30pm: Prodigy and Hagop (The Fwoosh)
08:00/11:00pm: Justin Bell (Generals Joes/Whats on Joe Mind?)
08:30/11:30pm: Gene (Macross World)
09:00/12:00pm: Paul “Pablolobo” Wolf and Nic “VeeBee” Wood (The Fwoosh)
09:30/12:30pm: Pre-recorded Interview with Scott “Toy Guru” Neitlich (Mattel)
10:15/01:15pm: Wrap up.

It should be a blast!  Check it out.

Fan wishes get answered! GIJCC reveals Subscription IRON KLAW!

Aw hells yeah!!

It started earlier this morning when the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club Tweeted about a reveal today for a character that first debuted 25 years ago.  But as sometimes happens, plans changed, and they mentioned needing to “Iron out” some details.

Well, that was about all the encouragement I needed as I kept reloading my Twitter client and GIJoeClub.com every 12 seconds until he was finally revealed.  The one, the only… Iron Klaw.

Back in ’95 Iron Klaw was the evil mastermind of the G.I. Joe Extreme universe, with a very cool design aesthetic.  For whatever complaints folks have about the toys, the cartoon universe of G.I. Joe: Extreme was fascinating, and Iron Klaw was a big part of why.

For this reason, the fans were thrilled when it looked like we might get a comic pack featuring this evil terrorist (although redubbed as a Cobra “Iron Klaw Trooper”).  However, as often happens to the G.I. Joe fandom, our hopes were crushed as the movie line took over, and subsequent Anniversary or Resolute styled comic packs vanished into the ether.

But along comes the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club to the rescue, digging the tooling for Iron Klaw out of Hasbro’s vaults and finally giving the fans what they’ve been asking for over the past two years.  Can I say they’ve done a fantastic job on it, too?  This is one great looking figure, and whether you want to use it as a new Cobra “Iron Klaw Trooper”, or as the malicious Iron Klaw himself, this guy works both ways.  I love the detailed weathering on the mask, the new webgear…man, it’s all awesome!  Great work.

Kudos, GIJCC, and I think this figure will be just the first step in convincing many folks to sign up for the Sub.  For more details on the subscription service, check out GIJoeClub.com. Can’t wait to see more!

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IDW G.I. Joe Solicitations for January, 2012

January is always a great month to be a Joe comics fan, just because it seems like IDW always kicks things up a notch at the beginning of each new year.  This past year it was Infestation, followed up by the Cobra Civil War, and it looks like starting in January the new Cobra Commander will be kicking off 2012 with a bang.

Once again it looks like big things are in store for the IDW G.I. Joe universe, so click the “Read the Rest of the Story” link below for the full Solicitation details.

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