And now for something completely different… TMNT Classics at Amazon

I’ve been seeing a ton of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles love in my Twitter stream, and I would imagine for many of you, the love is there, too.  TMNT took up a large chunk of many of our childhoods, from the awesome Mirage comics to the pervasive animated series…

But one thing we haven’t really had were cartoon accurate action figures that were actually decent toys.  That’s all changed!  Apparently, Toys “R” Us around the country have started stocking these Classic TMNT figures and apparently they are… amazing.  Both Newton Gimmick at Infinite Hollywood and Adam over at 16bit.com has some especially kind things to say about them.

Well, seeing as how I don’t have a Toys “R” Us near me, I was a bit discouraged…but hey, a timely email from Amazon.com cheered me up!  They have all of the TMNT classics in stock, and at a discount.  Throw in some Super Saver Shipping, and they just might be cheaper than retail.

I know I don’t usually talk about a whole lot other than G.I. Joe, but like Thundercats, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a pretty big part of my childhood, so I thought it was important to mention this here.  Click the links below to buy ’em up at Amazon.com.

A good discount and some awesome toys.  Can’t go wrong!

Reports coming in of GIJCC Iron Grenadier 2 Packs shipping

Various sources are reporting that the G.I. Joe Collectors Club is starting to ship the Iron Grenadier 2-Packs that were not present at JoeCon in New Orleans.

If you ordered on at the Convention, start watching your mailbox!  To see what my thoughts are on them, check out the review below:

IDW Previews for G.I. Joe #16

Hitting comic shops this Wednesday is the newest issue of IDW’s ongoing G.I. Joe series.  Check out the preview below.

G.I. Joe #16

Chuck Dixon (w) • Will Rosado (a) • Tommy Lee Edwards (c)

DEEP TERROR concludes! Scarlett and Team Bravo are trapped a mile beneath the Earth’s surface with an army of COBRA killers beneath on their tail! Their only hope is—Mainframe? Also: COBRA’s too-public campaign to destroy the Joes rolls on. How can America’s super-secret heroes survive in the light of day?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:

Black & White Tommy Lee Edwards cover!

Bullet points:

  • All-new direction for G.I. JOE continues!

Coil Con 2012 cranks it up a notch with ZILANT!

Wow…  it’s amazing what a little creativity can do with some easily accessible parts, and the guys over at the Coil Con (most notably, Jay Hunger from Carded Heroes) have knocked it out of the park with the first reveal of their Convention exclusive figures this year.

Zilant leads the Coil team, and he is rocking a great green and red paint scheme, using some awesome parts from various G.I. Joe: Renegades figures.  I think most people would agree that the infamous Black Ice figure is what really put the Canadian JoeCon on the map a number of years ago…I suspect Zilant may have the same affect for Coil Con.  A truly inspired, evil looking figure.  Kudos to Jay and the Coil guys for getting this together, and make sure you keep your browsers on CoilCon.com or the Coil Con Facebook Page for the latest info on the Coil get together.

It’s coming up soon, on September 8th, and will feature appearances by IDW artist Robert Atkins, author James Kavanaugh, and the JoeDeclassified guys as well.  Don’t miss it, it sounds like a great time.  Wish I could be there!