Images and product listings for G.I. Joe: Retaliation toys on…!

At least in my neck of the woods, Sears isn’t a place you normally check to find toys.  Because of that, I’m thankful that skywarpped from was perusing and stumbled upon some G.I. Joe: Retaliation listings.

Granted, none of the figures are actually in stock yet, but there are a trio of images and some information at the very least.  Possibly the coolest part of these listings is the Flash-based magnifying system which really lets you get some nice close up looks at these figures.  Definitely check out the listings themselves for all of those nice little details.

See the lack of ankle articulation and permanently affixed Battle Kata in crystal clear HD!

Carded G.I. Joe: Retaliation Snake Eyes on GIJoe Club website

Another day another carded G.I. Joe: Retaliation figure reveal!  This time around it’s Snake Eyes.

As someone who has actually gotten his hands on the Retaliation Snake Eyes figure, this is one hell of a cool toy, and I strongly encourage fence-sitters to at least give it a whirl. Great articulation, great design…a very cool figure overall.

Check out the carded picture at

Announcing Planet Nerd Rage – A production company we can all get behind!

G.I. Joe fans around the world were eager and willing to check out G.I. Joe: Operation Red Retrieval when it hit late last year, and now director Mark Cheng and star Joe Barbagallo are partnering to form a new production company, Planet Nerd Rage.

Thriving on the micro-budget concept, this production company takes big ideas and makes them look big without big money.  It has the promise of some very cool things for the micro budget film phenomenon.

So why would G.I. Joe fans care, you ask?

Well, a couple of projects currently in the works involve one of all of our favorite creators, Larry Hama.  The first project is based a novel that Mr. Hama wrote several years ago, entitled The Wrong Chinaman, and another project is entitled Ghost Source Zero, with a script by Cheng, currently being worked on by Larry Hama as well.  It would seem like a match made in heaven.

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled to Planet Nerd Rage, and for more information, check out Episode 47 of What’s on Joe Mind where Mark Cheng, Joe Barbagallo, and Larry Hama himself made this exciting announcement!  We were very honored that they chose our podcast to release this information to the wild, and we will all be closely following the progress of these works and this studio.

IGN comic preview reveals some Retaliation Snake Eyes/Roadblock back story

Nothing has gotten the fans in an uproar more with G.I. Joe: Retaliation than the idea that Snake Eyes and Roadblock may possibly be Arashikage ninja brothers.  While I’m sure there’s much more to the story than that, it’s obvious that the two are somehow linked, and it would appear that the third issue of the G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie prequel is going to touch on that connection. has posted a preview of the comic, which comes out on Wednesday.  You can see it right here.

Fascinating behind the scenes look at IDW’s G.I. Joe: Cobra

Loikamania is a mostly comic-based podcast, which occasionally drifts over into wrestling talk, but comic professionals make regular appearances throughout podcast episodes.  Special attention from G.I. Joe fans should be paid to Episode 81, which was actually released a couple of weeks ago.

In Episode 81, Pat Loika brings in Christos Gage and Mike Costa and does a blow-by-blow “writer’s commentary” of G.I. Joe: Cobra Volume 1.  The two writers of the series talk about the evolution of the best G.I. Joe book on shelves today and offer some great behind the scenes intel and conversation about the book.

Very cool stuff.  Check out Episode 81 of Loikamania right here!

Pretty much the coolest fan made project ever – old school G.I. Joe video game

Every once in a while a fan project comes along and pretty much destroys you.  It makes you question what you’ve been wasting your time on over the past several years while folks are toiling away at something far cooler than you could ever conceive of.

The G.I. Joe: Attack on Cobra Island video game is one of those projects.

Imagine for a minute that you travel back in time, and you’re playing the Coin-Op game “Final Fight”.  You know, that awesome side-scroller where you stroll through streets of enemies and smack the crap out of them?  Imagine, as a young G.I. Joe fan you take that experience and say “wow, it would be awesome if there was a G.I. Joe game like this”.  Then imagine you are Range Viper from and you don’t just imagine it, you freaking MAKE IT.

Yes, that’s right, someone has actually made an awesomely retro G.I. Joe side-scrolling game along the vein of Final Fight, and it looks awesome.  It’s still a week or two from general release, but they have posted a whopping 20 minute YouTube video showcasing a bunch of game play.  So.  Cool.  Check out the YouTube video below, and trust me, as soon as I know when this thing is released, I’ll let everyone else know.  A truly awesome project.

You can also check out a thread here and check out the Beta, though the Beta version does not have all of the features the full release game will.

Carded G.I. Joe: Retaliation Zartan revealed at

Over the past number of days the GIJoe Collectors’ Club has been revealing carded images of upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation figures.  Well, the latest installment is the G.I. Joe: Retaliation Zartan.

It’s an interesting subject because obviously as we’ve seen, the cards themselves are not at all different, it’s more an exploration of how the figures might look from a more final perspective.  The slot in Zartan’s head for the light piping seems to be striking a negative chord with fans, but I don’t mind a whole lot, and I think the idea of glowing eyes is pretty neat.

Check out or the mirrored image below.

Nerd Rage Toys Update – March 25, 2012

Hey Everyone!

We have had a massive restock of new and vintage collectibles over the
last week! Lots of great items for every collector.

2012 Retro Classics Ninja Turtles Pre-Orders are now available. Each
Turtle stands 6-inches tall, includes signature weapon accessories, and
personalized signature base. Follow the link to jump to our pre-order

Our Star Wars section has undergone a massive expansion. Several new
categories have been added, with tons of new and old figures. Follow the
links below to jump to a specific category.

2004 VOTC:

2006 Saga Collection:

2007 Saga Collection:

Galactic Heroes:

Who you gonna call……Nerd Rage Toys! New to the store are various vintage
Ghostbusters figures, vehicles, and playsets including the original
Firehouse, Ecto-1, Ray, Peter,Egon, and much more! Follow the link to jump
to our Ghostbusters page.

Several new categories have also been added to our GI Joe section. We have
a little bit to offer every genre of Joe collector. Follow the links below
to jump to a specific category.


Valor vs Venom:

Sigma 6:

Nerd Rage Toys is going green! We have added over 100 vintage Ninja
Turtles items to our catalog including figures, vehicles, parts, and more.
These guys are flying off the shelf faster than a tuna fish, peanut
butter, and grape jelly pizza! Follow the link to jump to our Ninja
Turtles page.

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