Social media continues to infect G.I. Joe: Retaliation, this time with the Cobra Special Forces on Facebook. They’ve been slowly releasing images of various Cobra Troopers and even Firefly, but this image might just top them all!
Here we see the immortal Cobra Commander standing menacingly in front of a Cobra symbol on the wall of his lair. A very malicious, very cool image. Check it out at Cobra Special Forces, or mirrored below.
Well, look at that! Along with a figure reveal of Voltar today, we also get our first peek at the official 2012 Convention brochure! The brochure, as usual, breaks down the entirety of the 15 figure convention set, and we have a surprise!
While it lists Horror Show along with his Oktober Guard comrades, it doesn’t mention anything about Dragonsky, instead making reference to “General Iron Bear”. Verrrry interesting…
Check out the full brochure right here, and I’ll be back later tonight to break it down even further. Big thanks to Scott “MadMac41” McAllister for the information!
So now it gets good again… I think most of us sort of knew what to expect from the last two days once the first Iron Grenadier: Elite Trooper was revealed. It was evident that the Club was using that canceled 5-Pack as inspiration and we were likely to see most of those troopers within the confines of the Convention set.
Well, all three troopers have been revealed, and with the Club publicly stating that they would not include Destro with this set, the floodgates are wide open again! What will they reveal today? Dragonsky? Horror Show? An Iron Grenadier character figure?! My mind was running wild… and like clockwork, at 3:20pm Eastern Time, we got our answer!
Wow! What a terrific looking figure! The combination of Accelerator Suit parts, Pursuit of Cobra Beachhead parts… he retains the general look of his color scheme, yet is darkened just a bit. A new head sculpt and awesome removable helmet! In spite of the slight dip of the grey uniformed Iron Grenadier, this Convention Set is shaping up to be one of the best of all time. Truly an amazing looking addition to the set with this figure and I am giddy with anticipation to see what we might get at the show itself. As always, keep your eyes peeled to GIJoeCon.com for the latest information as it appears.
Bring on the brochure and bring on registration! Let’s do this thing!!
This is going to be an ongoing project as we continue to list all Palitoy and Hasbro lines, so if there is anything you are looking for that you don’t see there, please don’t hesitate to drop me a line and we will do our best to help.
For G.I. Joe fans who have been following the property for only a few short years, this may come as a surprise, but believe it or not, there was a time, not very long ago, where Roadblock wasn’t a household name. In fact, he wasn’t even on Hasbro’s radar. A victim of lost trademarks, it seemed inevitable that Roadblock would simply fade from the consciousness of the G.I. Joe faithful and no longer be a major part of ongoing canon.
Sure didn’t turn out that way, huh?
I must give credit to long time Joe buddy Todd of Magnum 6 Delta for prompting me to put this post together, and considering the G.I. Joe: Retaliation motion picture on the horizon, and the potential for redefining the core characters of the Real American Hero brand, the timing couldn’t be better. Click the “Read the Rest of this Story” link below to check out the full article.