First confirmed receipt of Figure Subscription Service figures by RagingSpoon

And kudos to him for obliging the Club’s request to keep the surprise!  RagingSpoon over on HissTank.com is reporting that he has received his first installment of the Figure Subscription Service figures!

The G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club requested in the beginning that folks who receive these figures not announce who they are so the surprise can be maintained for others, and RagingSpoon is complying with that request.  However, collectors should start  watching their mailboxes, because they are inbound.

See the thread on HissTank.com.

Hot Toys to get G.I. Joe: Retaliation license for 2013?

Well, color me surprised.  This one certainly came out of left field, but according to the Hot Toys Community Facebook group, Hot Toys has the G.I. Joe: Retaliation license for 2013.  Hot Toys makes premium action figures in the 12″ scale, and I’ve spent quite a bit of time lamenting the fact that I can’t afford the excellent Avengers figures that have been coming out throughout 2012.

I may have to rethink some of my financial priorities going into 2013…these could be some insanely cool toys.  These 12 inch figures typically retail for anywhere from $150 – $200 and have amazing actor likenesses and some incredibly uniform and accessory detail.

Big thanks to Todd from Kokomo Toys for the heads up.  Check out the confirmation for yourself right here.

EDIT – Be aware this is just a Hot Toys fan page, this has not been officially confirmed as of yet.  They seem to have their finger on the pulse of Hot Toys releases, so I think the information is still solid, but don’t take this as official confirmation.

EDIT #2 – The Image on Facebook apparently comes from the “Hot Toys Holiday Book” which is an official publication from Hot Toys, which means this information can be considered official.

Thanks to Jay Cochran on Twitter and EopieHerder on Twitter for educating my Hot Toys deficient mind on the particulars.  I can assure everyone I’ll get much more educated on them in the coming months.  :)