I think most of us appreciate and understand the geek cred that USA Today writer Brian Truitt brings to the table, and today he’s giving us another gift in the form of an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming Cobra Files G.I. Joe comic. Along with the flagship title and the emergence of G.I. Joe: Special Missions, IDW’s Cobra themed book is getting a new issue #1, but beyond that, not a whole lot is changing, according to writer Mike Costa.
He has a great interview with Brian Truitt and talks about the make up of the team (pretty much what we see already… Chameleon, Ronin, Flint, and Lady Jaye) and how he likes to play in his little corner of the world.
It sounds like more obscure Cobra characters are in the wings, something I’m exceptionally happy about. I’ve been extremely pleased with pretty much every single thing that Costa and Fuso have done with the Cobra book ever since the beginning, and I’m thrilled that it’s maintaining status quo with this new thematic shift in the mainstream G.I. Joe universe.
Take a peek at this great interview and sneak preview over on USA Today, and to keep up to date with all the latest geek happenings, follow Brian Truitt on Twitter.
We haven’t heard much about the G.I. Joe Micro Force figures, but they are now rearing their tiny little itty bitty heads. According to TheRealDubya on HissTank.com, he has found the Micro Force figures at a local Fred Meyer. They clock in at $2.99 for a blind-bagged 2-pack.
Mirrored images are below, and you can see a gallery of the Micro Force figures from JoeCon at the bottom. What do you think? Any interest, or are you saving your cash for G.I. Joe: Retaliation stuff?
We knew from the start that there was a chance we might see extra Figure Subscription Service figures in the GIJCC Store…and that turns out to be true! Any G.I. Joe Collectors Club members can now pick up both Jinx and Dice for $37.50, which falls right around going rate on eBay right now.
Click the links below to pick up the first two FSS offerings!
Site sponsor Kokomo Toys has posted G.I. Joe: Retaliation Wave 2 figures at very good prices for pre-order in their eBay store. Anyone who pre-orders these figures will get them shipped on February 11th! Check out all of the latest releases and get some great prices on Wave 1 figures at the Kokomo Toys eBay store.
Ah, the wonders of the Internet. It used to be these cool vintage toy stores were land-locked to a specific location, and if folks didn’t live within a reasonable distance, we were SOL. No longer!
The Dallas Vintage Toy store is located in Dallas, TX, but for folks like me who don’t exactly live within striking distance, they have a presence online as well at DallasVintageToys.com! With G.I. Joe, Masters of the Universe, Transformers, and many more, this is a great toy store with an impressive inventory.
JoeDeClassified SpecOps has posted a new episode of their excellent podcast, and this time brought in the services of none other than G. Wayne Miller. For the uninitiated, G. Wayne Miller spent some time with both Hasbro and Mattel in the 90’s and wrote about the events in that time period in the fantastic book Toy Wars. This is a must read book for toy fans in general and for G.I. Joe fans specifically as the book tells the story of Hasbro’s absorption of Kenner, an attempted buy out by Mattel, and the “evolution” of G.I. Joe from military toyline to the super hero-esque G.I. Joe Extreme.
It’s a fantastic read, and hearing Mr. Miller talk about his time in the industry on the podcast was equally entertaining. This is something that every fan should listen to.