Just what was that vehicle in the G.I. Joe: Retaliation trailer?

I think most folks assumed when that vehicle came roaring through the flames that it was some sort of movie universe “HISS” Tank.  But is it really?

Thanks to The Terror Drome Twitter account, we find out that the makers of this mysterious vehicle, Howe & Howe Technologies have a feature on it on their site, and they appear to be calling it “The Ripsaw”.

Is that their own name?  Could it still be called “The HISS” within the film, or is this something completely separate from your more standard HISS Tank?  Something tells me that this isn’t a HISS, and this turns out to be something else.  It almost looks too small to be a dangerous COBRA offensive vehicle, but I guess time will tell.  Until then, check out Howe & Howe Technologies and see just what this Ripsaw is all about.

Robert Atkins updates his blog with a great Firefly piece

With my enthusiasm over Robert Atkins artwork throughout his run on G.I. Joe, and now on Snake Eyes, I’ve been checking out his blog on a pretty regular basis, and also love to pass along the good stuff when it comes.  But let’s face it, it’s  all good stuff.

Today he updates with a commission piece he did for someone of Cobra Saboteur, Firefly!

Rocking his classic BDU’s and rattling off a pistol shot, this really is Firefly at his best.  Robert Atkins, kicking ass as usual.  Check out the commission piece right here.

IGN Rewind takes an analytical look at the G.I. Joe: Retaliation trailer

Since the G.I. Joe: Retaliation trailer hit there have been plenty of posts, articles and statements throughout the internet, and pretty much all of them are positive.  However, the folks at IGN took it one step further and brought the G.I. Joe: Retaliation trailer into their “Rewind” video feature, going through the trailer piece by piece with some analysis of each part.

It’s a pretty cool look at the trailer.  Check it out below and a big thanks to Jon Chu’s Twitter for pointing it out.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation theatrical trailer features more Storm Shadow?

Keep this in rumor central for the moment, and consider it unconfirmed, but HissTank poster Snakefox is revealing that the G.I. Joe: Retaliation trailer that appears in cinemas before Mission: Impossible 4 seems to have a couple additional scenes than the one that appeared online a few days ago.

He mentions a few additional scenes with Storm Shadow in the lab escape, and also mentions “… a shot of SS‘ ninja uniform having a hood at the back…”

Interesting!  Have any of my readers seen this yet?  Can you confirm, preferably with a little more detail?  Contact me via email or on Twitter to let me know!