In hand images of G.I. Joe Trooper from G.I. Joe: Retaliation

We’ve seen scattered pictures on eBay, and of course from Toy Fair itself, but overseas message board ACToys has posted what appear to be the first in hand pictures of a release-ready G.I. Joe Trooper.  At least assumption is this is a release ready figure.  The images also have pictures of the packaging as well as the figure itself.

Of note is the fact that there isn’t a filecard on the package, which I did mention in Toy Fair reporting…but this fact caused Kevin to go into a wild nerd rage spasm during our last What’s on Joe Mind recording.  A moment to look forward to for sure.

For now, though, simply revel in the images of the G.I. Joe Trooper, which actually make the figure look really nice.  Instead of the cloth blue cape that we saw before (which was confusing everyone as to its purpose), this version of the Trooper has a plastic molded cape closer in color to the figure itself, which frankly makes a big difference.  That blue looked pretty out of place.  Now I’m not a massive fan of the idea of G.I. Joe Troop builders, but I’ll be damned if this isn’t a pretty nice looking figure.  Also of note, he has double-jointed knees and appears to have those glorious rocker ankles, too.  Excellent.

Check out the images at ACToys, and also mirrored below.

Thanks to for the heads up!

G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club April Newsletter Sneak Preview!

With both the March and April newsletters running behind schedule, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has posted a terrific sneak preview of their upcoming April issue on!

I’ve gone on record saying that the newsletter has been hugely improved as of late, mostly pointing to the excellent comic contained within, featuring very cool cameos by many familiar GIJCC universe characters.  Looks like this continues on in April, where we see a great preview page of the comic featuring Nano-BAT, Footloose, Jammer, Gaucho, Quarrel, and Sparta!  An awesome selection of GIJCC themed designs, and I love seeing them in comic book form.  This is pretty much what I envisioned when I produced the dio comics for the newsletter a few years ago, but unfortunately my own schedule prevented me from continuing past 3 story arcs.  I commend the folks doing this comic for doing some great work here.

Check out the sneak preview on!

Past Generation Toys Sponsorship Update – 03/29/2012

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DC Direct  Batman preOrders

We just listed the new statues and busts for the new Batman Dark Knight Rises Movie.  Busts and statues are coming for Batman, Catwoman, and Bane!  Also listed are the Killer Croc and Mr. Freeze Arkham City Deluxe Action Figures!

Star Wars Vintage Collection Action Figure preOrders

We have Darth Vader, Darth Malgus, Anakin Skywalker, Dr. Evazan Cornelius, Kithaba, 501st Clone Trooper, Luke Skywlaker Hoth Gear and Imperial Navy Commander

Star Wars Clone Wars Action Figure preOrders

Recently posted Republic Commando Boss, Super Battle Droid, Obi-Wan (Season 4), Ahoska Tano Scuba Gear and the new Class II Attack Vehicles

Star Wars Saga Legeds Action Figure preOrders

Two new figures coming in May; Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot and ESB Darth Vader

Marvel Universe Comic Book 2 Pack preOrders

Silver Centurion Iron Man and Mandarin Marvel Universe Comic Book Action Figure 2-Pack

Colossus and Juggernaut Warlock Marvel Universe Comic Book Action Figure 2 Pack

Wolverine and Hulk Marvel Universe Comic Book Action Figure 2 Pack

Transformers Bot Shots, Cyberverse Commander, Prime Deluxe and Voyager preOrders

Follow Past Generation Toys on Twitter, @pastgentoys, check out the Past Generation Toys on Facebook page and see what’s new on the PGT Blog!  Also, check out this week’s toy GIVEAWAY on Facebook!

Thanks for shopping with Past Generation Toys!! Joshua

Guest Review – Sideshow Collectibles 12″ Rock N Roll

Big props to GeneralsJoes Twitter friend Chad Lawless who has come through in a big way and sent along a very thorough review of the recently released Sideshow Collectibles 12″ Rock N Roll.  Featuring a set of new muscular arms, some fantastic accessories, and a great design, Rock N Roll is a terrific addition to the Sideshow Collectibles’ G.I. Joe team.

Check out the link below to see this great guest review, and  follow Chad Lawless on Twitter for more G.I. Joe insight as it happens.

Guest Article from Twitziller – Fewer Poses May Require Hand Support

When I saw GeneralsJoes friend Twitziller post about an experiment using specialized magnets to post and display his G.I. Joe figures, I knew immediately that I wanted to showcase this information on GeneralsJoes.

An ingenious idea, and I’m very happy that he has taken the time to write this guest article for the site.  Big thanks to Twitziller, if you don’t already follow him on Twitter, you definitely should, he’s funny and he supplies some great G.I. Joe conversation.  Check this great article out below.

Fewer Poses May Require Hand Support

Stand by Me

G.I. Joe fan loves to display their figures and, since 1983, we’ve been able to do so with the assistance of Hasbro’s display stands. First available in the Battle Gear Accessory Packs of the 1980s ARAH line, the first stand was a simple rounded rectangle of plastic featuring one peg that fit tightly into the peg hole in the heel of almost every figure. This stand then became a standard accessory for single-packed figures from the early 1990s through the early 2000s, before being retired during the “New-Sculpt Era”…

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Latest Sponsorship news from Big Bad Toy Store

The latest newsletter from GeneralsJoes sponsor Big Bad Toy Store has arrived, and you can check it out after the jump.  For G.I. Joe fans there are a couple interesting items in this particular newsletter…for customizers especially you may want to check out the “Blank Alpha” 3.75″ template figure, which looks like a great base for customs:

    Go Native’s first release is the introduction of a new line of 3.75″ customizable figures. This blank body is cast in gray with flesh-tone and gray parts, like three pairs of hands and two different heads. We have these figures listed at $8.99 each, or $189.99 for a case of 24, saving you $26.
Again, check the rest of the newsletter after the jump.

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