G.I. Joe: Special Ops Open BETA now on SyFyGames.com

I’m not 100% sure if it’s totally Facebook-free, but the SyFy game, G.I. Joe: Special Ops is now being hosted on SyFyGames.com.  It is still the Open BETA, but the game has been updated and upgraded, and you no longer have to hit up Facebook to get at it.

Check it out over on SyFyGames.com and let’s hope they’ve fixed some of the lag and bugginess of previous versions of the Beta.

G.I. Joe Convention 12″ Last Man Standing Guest Review

A huge thanks goes out to JoeCzar, a G.I. Joe fan of all formats who stepped up and submitted an awesome review for the 12″ Adventure Team “Last Man Standing” Convention Set!  I was wow’ed by this set, especially with the obvious similarities between the Henchman and the Cobra Trooper.

You can find this review in the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club Exclusives section, or just linked below.  Again a big thanks to JoeCzar for hooking me up with the review and helping out!

Additional details revealed for Sideshow Collectibles Major Bludd and Baroness

Big thanks to Kenny on Twitter who pointed us in the direction of this YouTube video from Hot Chix Cool Toy Reviews that spent some time talking to Sideshow during ComicCon, and got some great info on these upcoming G.I. Joe figures straight from the source!

According to Matt from Sideshow, The Baroness has multiple portraits as well as multiple removable glasses options, both really cool touches from the toy maker.  The G.I. Joe related content is at the 7:30 mark.  Check out the embedded video below.

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G.I. Joe Concept Vault Madness over at HissTank.com

I’ve always said that the Concept Case Survey was designed to be site neutral, hosted on a third party site (SurveyMonkey) and designed to be used by anyone, regardless of their affiliation.  But I did suspect that other sites would want to run their own surveys geared to their own membership, and that’s cool, too.

For those HissTank.com faithful, they’ve started rolling out “Concept Vault Madness” similar to their March Madness polls, where they pit certain figures against each other to try and pick a winner.

The way I see it, if we can pull data from many different sources for Hasbro to use, all the better.  Take a look at HissTank.com’s Concept Vault Madness, but then also make sure you swing by the Concept Case Survey as well to make your voice heard loud and clear.  ;)

If you are heading to HissTank for the Vault Madness, and need an image refresher, don’t forget the Identification Gallery.  That might prove useful.

Concept Case Survey Round 1 ENDS MONDAY July 23rd!

Just a reminder that the Concept Case Survey that has been available via SurveyMonkey will be closed on Monday July 23rd for the initial round results to be tabulated.  I did post earlier this week that the survey would end today, but in rethinking that, I figured it might be good to have another weekend for folks to make their voices heard.

I’m surprised that the volume of responses has continued to come in pretty heavily.  G.I. Joe fans are making their choices clear!  Thank you!

Take a peek at the Concept Case Identification Gallery, and then check out the Concept Case Survey right here, and make sure Hasbro hears us.

GeneralsJoes Concept Case Top 10 – Number 2

We’re getting down towards the end of this massive top 10 list, breaking down all of the coolest things we saw in the Concept Case at the 2012 G.I. Joe Convention.  Even though I strongly suspect that the G.I. Joe: Renegades vehicles have zero chance of ever being released (and according to JoeDeClassified’s interview with Derryl DePriest, he agrees with me) I can’t help but give them spots on this list.

I already talked about Flint’s Jeep with my number 4 ranking, but here at number 2 I had to focus on the big beast itself.

2 – G.I. Joe: Renegades Coyote

I think most of us fans of the G.I. Joe: Renegades animated series have been dreaming about the eventual release of the Coyote, but realistically I never expected it to happen.  Considering the quick dismissal of the excellent Renegades animated series by Hasbro, even considering that they would invest big money in tooling up a new, larger sized vehicle, seems totally out of the realm of possibilities.

That being said, I was so blown away by the look, feel, and playability of the Coyote vehicle shown in the Concept Case, that I just had to mention it within the confines of the Top 10 list.  I know it likely won’t be released, but it looks awesome, the press-button play feature is golden, and it would make the perfect endcap for a G.I. Joe: Renegades collection.  I think that is perhaps what is so painful about the whole G.I. Joe: Renegades situation.  The fact that we may not even get a complete Renegades team (where’s Roadblock, HASBLoowWW/??!1/?) and even if, by some massive stretch of the imagination, we do get Roadblock, there is probably a 2% chance we’ll ever see their trusty vehicle.  So close, yet so damn far away.

But that won’t stop me from looking at the pictures of the Coyote from the 2012 G.I. Joe Convention Concept Case and dreaming a little dream…