With all of those auctions lately and more samples showing up every day, it’s looking more and more likely that the long rumored Jurassic Park toyline featuring many parts from G.I. Joe figures may be one step closer to retail reality.
The next step on this long road is actual packaged pictures of a couple of these offerings, now apparently Toys “R” Us Exclusives celebrating the release of Jurassic Park in 3D. Courtesy of DemonCarnotaur from JPToys.com, these packaged images reveal some Jurassic Park figures featuring head sculpts and body tooling that we should all recognize.
Check out the details at JPToys.com and I’ve also mirrored the images below.
Two of these TV Spots have been uploaded before… “Fist” and “Drive It” are both a couple of months old, but for whatever reason just showed up as re-uploaded to the G.I. Joe Movie YouTube Channel. I’m thinking they may be updated all of these TV Spots in 1080p, but I’m not sure.
Regardless, I’ll take whatever excuse I can to check out footage from the upcoming movie, and I’m thinking most of you will, too. Not only that, but a third TV spot entitled “Rock Solid” has now been uploaded as well. While the name is new, the footage is the same.
Oh, wait a minute. As was mentioned a couple of days ago, the release date of G.I. Joe: Retaliation has been changed (apparently) to March 28th. These TV Spots all reflect the changed release date, so evidently Paramount is uploading all of the old TV Spots again, with the new release date. Now it all makes sense.
Well, I’m here anyway, so here are those TV spots. Enjoy!
Wow. That seems like… well, two weeks from now. Because it is.
There will be people in the world who have seen G.I. Joe: Retaliation (finally) in TWO WEEKS. That almost blows my mind. The UK Film Dates website confirms that G.I. Joe: Retaliation will have it’s London premiere on March 18th and that a number of stars will be in attendance! I hope they’re watching it in a bomb shelter so the rod-cannon doesn’t kill them all when Cobra destroys the city.
But here’s the best news… the best news is that GeneralsJoes and the What’s on Joe Mind podcast should have a representative at the premiere! So, expect exclusive content straight from the movie screen just after the premiere event. This is very exciting news and I know I cannot wait to pass the G.I. Joe love on to everyone here and on the show. Again, this info comes courtesy of UK Film Dates.
Nothing brightens up a Monday like a good looking girl in yellow spandex! I suspect that’s really why Twitziller picked today’s reason, but he’ll tell you it’s about “character” or “martial arts” or something. Whatever his motivations for it, check out today’s reason for G.I. Joe: Retaliation greatness.
No, that’s not the Jinx we’re familiar with, but one look at Elodie Yung kicking ass throughout the various trailers we’ve seen leaves no doubt in our mind this will be the Arashikage cousin we’re looking for. From her red blindfold to her mountain top head dive Jinx certainly looks to be a major player. The really interesting thing will be how her appearance blends the military and political angles with the Arashikage ninja one. Certainly appears like she’s going to make a difference in the film.
The Road to Retaliation marches on! Single packs are all caught up, and with this review I’m now all caught up on the 3 Packs as well. So, what comes next? I guess I’ll leave that as a little surprise.
We’ve seen a few action figure projects show up on crowd-funding site Kickstarter, and it always amazes me that some of them have these unique G.I. Joe connections. The Legendary Monsters campaign is no different. Richard Broadwater has a long and impressive resume in toy design, working for Hasbro, Mattel, Playmates, and Kenner. He did some work on G.I. Joe itself a number of years ago.
That’s all well and good, but the really cool thing here, in my opinion, is the actual project he’s got on Kickstarter. This idea of Legendary Monsters is a very cool one, and the toy sculpting (as well as the articulation) looks quite impressive. He’s got a bit left to go before hitting his goal, and has a little less than a week to do it, so if you like what you see here, now is the time to help out.