Yes, we’re getting ever closer to the 2012 G.I. Joe Convention, but hot on the heels of JoeCon this year will be San Diego ComicCon, and part of the big SDCC showing this year will be a pair of exclusive Jinx figures.
The decision makes sense with Jinx being a big part of G.I. Joe: Retaliation and with a desire to fill in some gaps in the old school roster. Well, old friend Gyre-Viper has gotten his hands on one of these excellent looking Jinx figures, and we’ve got some great in hand pictures at JoeDeclassified.com. He was also kind enough to supply an exclusive image to GeneralsJoes featuring the card back and file card. Excellent!
I’ve mirrored a chunk of the images here, but you should hit up JoeDeclassified.com to see the full selection. Some great details revealed!
With CinemaCon come and gone a couple of weeks ago, online sites are now starting to reveal the video interviews they did during the event. Yesterday we saw a great interview with Jon Chu, and today Coming Soon posts a nicely edited series of conversations with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, DJ Cotrona, and director Jon M. Chu.
They all reflect nicely on the film’s place in G.I. Joe continuity (a “reboot” without really being a “reboot”), and how much the toyline and comic influenced the story they are telling this time around. Quite interesting to note as well is The Rock speaking about Roadblock’s time training with Snake Eyes, and specifying that the character does not have an Arashikage tattoo in the film, but he may have one for “the next film”. He says that with tongue firmly in cheek, but it was certainly cool to see it mentioned. Sounds more and more like the whole Roadblock as a ninja element is something being much more marketed for toy purposes, and not so much a major part of the film itself, especially since we already saw Roadblock train with Snake Eyes in the IDW Prequel limited series.
Check out the interview on ComingSoon.com, or the embedded video below.
We’ve seen our share of video interviews… this one is exceptionally well presented and has some great information and insight. Definitely check this one out.