AICN Contributor discusses G.I. Joe: Retaliation screening on radio show tonight!

Well, I gotta admit, this is way past my bedtime, but I’m hoping maybe someone might want to take one for the team here…  tonight, “Hercules”, a representative from Aint It Cool News will be recording a radio show entitled “Ask Dr. KERN”.

Hot on the heels of the delay of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Hercules will apparently be talking tonight to someone who actually saw one of the initial screenings for G.I. Joe: Retaliation!  I would assume they will be talking up the details and hopefully getting to the bottom of things…was the film really bad, or is it just a competition type of thing?

The show airs from 8:00pm Pacific through 10:00pm Pacific tonight, so I’m counting on some GeneralsJoes readers to tune in and report!  You can listen to the show live at KernRadio.com so I’m hoping someone might want to check it out and write down some notes.

If you do get some intel, please feel free to email it in to me and I’ll get a story posted about it!  I’m dying to hear more information about the screening and its potential positives and negatives, but I don’t see myself making it through 1:00am Eastern tonight, so any assistance would be great.

Or heck, if you just want to listen yourself, check it out KernRadio.com, and the full details can be found on AICN itself.  A  big thanks to Russ Sheath for the heads up!

Variety goes into unusual detail about G.I. Joe: Retaliation toy troubles

I must say I was pretty surprised when I saw this article emerge on Variety.com.  Variety typically covers the film industry, but upon news of the delay of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the site decided to explore a little bit about the retail side of things.

And the retail side of things sounds like a mess for Hasbro as we suspected.  According to Variety, retailers are being asked to ship G.I. Joe: Retaliation product back…although whether this is merely a request or a directive is not yet clear.  Variety also reached out to retail management, and was told point blank that they likely would not order the G.I. Joe product line in as large a number next March, simply because summer films do better business.

It’s an interesting article, and it’s rare that a mainstream Hollywood site goes into this type of detail when it comes to the toys.  Heck, they even mention how torqued off the hardcore fans are, and they mention JoeCon.

Definitely worth a read.  Check it out right here.