G.I. Joe Review Podcast posts Episode #44

Sidewinder, Chad, and Matthew all come together to release the landmark 44th episode of G.I. Joe Review!  The G.I. Joe podcast that started it all…

G.I.Joe Review Episode 044

(57:45) The guys review Issue 60.  They also discuss their G.I Joe New Year’s Resolutions.

You can direct download Episode 044 right here.

We’re on iTunes. Our direct link is here. If you are non-iTunes, our rss feed is right here.

Flag Points podcast posts Episode 17 featuring Neil Ross!

For those of you folks who don’t know who Neil Ross is, you only have to watch some of the Sunbow cartoon, and you’re almost guaranteed to hear his voice.  Mr. Ross voiced the infamous Shipwreck, one of the most polarizing and popular characters from the 80’s G.I. Joe mythology!

The guys at Flag Points took some time and spoke with Neil, and it was a terrific conversation!  Getting some behind the scenes intel from the voice cast has been one of the highlights of doing the podcast for myself, and this was a great get for Flag Points.  The conversation is awesome and is a must listen for Joe fans.

Check it out at their Podbean page!

G.I. Joe: Retaliation French Trailer Screen Caps

Yes, there was about 4 seconds of new footage, but still some interesting details mixed within those four seconds!  We quite possibly got our first on screen look at the Cobra HISS Tank, a better view of Cobra Commander and Firefly, and lots of shots of President Zartan addressing the leaders of the World.

Good stuff!

And yes, as the movie gets closer, expect me to dive into and pick apart every minute detail.  I’m a little OCD like that, sorry.  Check out the screen caps below.

JoeCustoms.com 6th annual Custom Celebration February 13th-26th

The JoeCustoms.com Custom Celebration is a two week event where the site is flooded with customizing and collecting content. Past Custom Celebrations have included interviews with the best customizers and influential members of the community, customizing tips and techniques through tutorials in our wiki, in-depth articles about customizing and collecting, forum discussion topics, and diorama and customizing challenges.

JoeCustoms.com is an independently run fan site for G.I. Joe hobbyists, enthusiasts and collectors. The site offers the largest archive of customized GI Joe figures, vehicles and playsets, as well as commentary from the artistic minds behind them. The site is supported by its users – including the artists themselves – who share their thoughts and insights on any number of topics through the site’s forums.

For more information on JoeCustoms.com’s Custom Celebration VI, please feel free to email Contact@joecustoms.com.  The schedule of events will be updated daily.

UnderScoopFire’s Top 10 Toys of all time list revealed!

Yesterday I spoke about the monstrous undertaking that is the Top 100 Best Toys of All Time, and now, UnderScoopFire has revealed the last 10 installments of this list on the latest episode of the UnderScoopFire Podcast!

Episode 21 to be exact, and you can find the episode right here.  This latest podcast features the normal UnderScoopFire crew as well as myself, Engineernerd from TV and Film Toys, Justin from WeirdoToys, and Rob from Joe A Day!  We had a blast during the recording and I think most of you folks will enjoy the recording…there is a hefty helping of G.I. Joe discussion.

Check out the podcast episode here and keep your eyes on the UnderScoopFire website as well, as the top 10 list will be revealed in print soon!

The Best Saturdays were Amazing Spider-Man Saturdays

I’m doing something a bit new with this particular post.  Over on Twitter, I’ve been in pretty active conversations with many fellow bloggers who focus on pop culture and the whole 80’s phenomenon.  Well, the owner and admin over at Cool & Collected has started a neat initiative, entitled the “League of Extraordinary Bloggers” where several folks invested in pop culture would tackle a similar topic, and all of us would cross-link to each other in an attempt to create cool community atmosphere.  I know not nearly all of my readers are on Twitter and can appreciate the great interactive atmosphere we form there, so I thought if I took part in some of these posts it would be a cool way to give my readers access to some other pop culture blogs apart from the same G.I. Joe wordsmithing you get here.

A word of warning…because these are pop culture topics and 80’s topics, it won’t necessarily have a G.I. Joe focus.  This one doesn’t necessarily, though you will see a G.I. Joe cameo later on, I promise you.

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation French Trailer with NEW FOOTAGE!!!

Well isn’t this a nice Tuesday morning surprise!

Thanks to the Daily Blam for reporting that the French trailer for upcoming G.I. Joe motion picture sequel actually has some NEW footage, and some impressive new footage to boot!  Great close up of the Ripsaw Tank, an extended scene with Cobra Commander and the President… WOW.

Check out the embedded awesomeness below!!

G.I. Joe: Retaliation Halloween costume images online

Halloween is still a long ways away, but Disguise Costumes has already revealed a hefty section of G.I. Joe: Retaliation themed costumes and accessories.  Included in this run are various Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, Jinx, and Roadblock items.

Check out the section right here, and I’ve mirrored the images below.  A big thanks to Dave Tree from All the Cool Stuff for the information, and I’m totally putting my 2 year old in one of those Snake Eyes toddler costumes this year.

Guarantee the divorce will be shortly thereafter.  It’ll be worth it.

Five Page Preview of IDW Snake Eyes #10

Cobra Command continues full steam ahead, continuing on in the Snake Eyes title.  Snake Eyes brings Cobra Ninja Storm Shadow on to the scene, accompanied by his Red Ninjas, with issue #10 hitting stands on Wednesday.

Snake Eyes Ongoing #10

Chuck Dixon (w) • Alex Cal (a) • Dave Wilkins, Robert Atkins (c)

COBRA COMMAND CONTINUES! The new Cobra Commander’s war of conquest turns to a war of destruction. COBRA troops are forcing an entire populace to become refugees while eliminating any who dare stay behind. Snake Eyes is now in the killing fields, playing his own game of predator and prey with Stormshadow and the red ninjas of the Arashikage clan!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:

Vertically inter-connected variant Tom Whalen cover!

Bullet points:

  • PART 5 of the G.I. JOE crossover, “COBRA COMMAND”!
  • A rolling nine-issue crossover between all three ongoing G.I. JOE titles, all with the same art team!
  • Ask your retailer about the special vertically inter-connected Tom Whalen variant covers on all three titles!