Dynamic Forces offers exclusive signed copy of G.I. Joe #1 by Fred Van Lente!

We’ve had a flurry of announcements regarding the next iteration of G.I. Joe comics coming out in 2013 with Fred Van Lente at the helm of the flagship book.  I just got word from Dynamic Forces that they will also be offering an exclusive version of issue #1 with a signature by Fred Van Lente himself!

For a limited time, this pre-order is only $10.00, but will be returning to the full price of $29.99 on January 1st, 2013.  If you’re even considering picking this up, the time is now.  Check out the pre-order on DynamicForces.com, and thanks to Dynamite Entertainment for passing the word along.

Reminder – Folks interested in the second run of Oktober Guard set – Order TODAY

The G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club kindly sent along an email reminder today that today is the deadline for placing your pre-order for the second run of the Oktober Guard Convention set.  Don’t miss your second chance!  This doesn’t come around very often.  The context of the email is below:

“The official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club is proud to announce a special limited edition second-run of the “sold out” and extremely popular 2012 Operation: Bear Trap! convention set.
This exclusive Oktober Guard vs. Iron Grenadiers set includes fifteen modern era 3 3/4-inch action figures with weapons and accessories. You will get the classic Oktober Guard characters such as Colonel Brekhov, Daina, Schrage, Stormavik and Horror Show. Plus, for the first time ever… the Oktober Guard General: Iron Bear. The Iron Grenadiers have unique troop builders that include: Iron Grenadier Elite Troopers x4, Iron Grenadier Elite Guards x2, Iron Grenadier Heavy Weapon Specialists x2 and also for the first time ever… the Iron Grenadier General: Voltar!
Don’t miss this limited edition second-run of these fantastic Oktober Guard vs. Iron Grenadiers action figures. You must be an official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club member to order. Visit the Club Store to pre-order before the Nov. 30th, 2012 deadline! (Product will be shipping in the spring of 2013, exact date TBD).   Cost is $360 per set (plus shipping).  Only boxed sets will be produced and the production run will only be what is pre-ordered.   Don’t miss this final opportunity to own this highly sought after set! Check it out at GIJoeClub.com/shop.

For pictures of the individual figures from GIJoeCon.com click here!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Brian “

G.I. Joe Collectors Club reveals carded image of FSS Cover Girl

It was supposedly a close race between Big Boa and Cover Girl as to which carded image the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club would show first, and Big Boa won out.  Turns out, though, that Cover Girl fans (like Gary Godsoe) wouldn’t have to wait too long.

Over on their Facebook page, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has posted their latest carded FSS image, and it is indeed the former model and now an armor operator…  check out their Facebook page for the latest intel, and take a peek at the mirrored image below.

Incommmming! New G.I. Joe: Retaliation trailer on the way?

While we don’t know what the contents will be or whether or not there will even be anything new, there is reportedly a new G.I. Joe: Retaliation trailer on the horizon.  According to the Alberta Film Ratings site, a third theatrical G.I. Joe: Retaliation trailer was just classified and is ready to launch in theaters and online.

With Paramount’s newest film Jack Reacher (starring Tom Cruise) about to hit theaters, it’s possible the new trailer could hit with that film and also appear online at around the same time.  We’ll have to wait and see if any new content is included.

Check the Alberta Film Ratings site for confirmation.  Until then, jump in the wayback machine and check out the first two theatrical trailers below!  Can 12 months ago really be considered the “good old days”?  Kinda feels that way.  You can check out all of the trailers and TV Spots on my G.I. Joe: Retaliation SuperPage.

Acid Free Gallery presents stunning Baroness print by Rhys Cooper

Not too long ago I posted about the excellent Acid Free Gallery G.I. Joe licensed prints, which had been available at NYCC, and then were available online in their store.  Apparently they are kicking off another terrific project, this one by Rhys Cooper.

It looks like they have three Cobra prints in the hopper and the first one has been revealed in the form of The Baroness.  It looks pretty amazing, and I’m officially excited to see the other two.  Check out the image mirrored below, and keep your eyes on the Acid Free Gallery blog to see the other two and buy The Baroness on December 6th!

It’s Toys for Tots season, and the geek community comes through!

If you’re reading this site, chances are you’ve spent a lot of time buying and/or playing with toys throughout your life.  If you’re anything like me, the Christmas season was a terrific time of year, as that generally meant new toys under the Christmas tree.

For too many kids out there, this isn’t a reality.  But we can all help make it a reality.  One of the greatest things that came out of the What’s on Joe Mind podcast, in my opinion, was that Greg, Gary, and myself each ended up donating 30 toys to Toys for Tots last year, which hopefully made many children’s Christmas just a bit happier.  Well, there are folks out there who don’t just do stuff like that once, they do it every year.

Over at Geeks for Tots, they specialize in encouraging the online community to donate to Toys for Tots.  If you donate, take a picture of you making your donation and send it to them, and you’ll be entered to win one of many terrific prizes.  They’ve built a great foundation of sponsors, who provide terrific prizes, so why not take a few moments out of your day and try your luck?  Make sure you’re following Geeks for Tots on Twitter as well for the latest news on their program.

Along with Geeks for Tots, over on Infinite Hollywood Newton Gimmick takes a similar approach.  If you take a photo of yourself donating a toy to Toys for Tots, Infinite Hollywood will match that donation.  Full details are on Infinite Hollywood, and you can follow Newton Gimmick on Twitter.

And yes, you can double dip.  Take a photo of yourself donating, then send it to both Geeks for Tots and Infinite Hollywood, and you’ll double your donation and have a chance to win a great prize.  What are you waiting for?