Now, come on… if Veronica Mars can take in $47 million dollars or some ridiculous amount like that, certainly Cobra Commander can get some love from the people of the World?
That’s right, after G.I. Joe’s latest operation destroyed Cobra Island, Cobra Commander is taking a different approach to rebuilding. No more pyramid schemes….no more ransom demands with weather control devices. This is straight up crowd-funding.
As soon as I got this press release in my mailbox, I was at least a little bit intrigued. Labeled as being from a writer on “24” and “Clone Wars” I knew at least the action component of this new series would be pretty solid. It’s a fun new concept, taking what is very much a first-person shooter Point of View and putting it to film.
Footage is seen via helmet cams and security footage as a Homeland Security response team meets up with a Mexican cartel. Lots of action, lots of gunfire. Seems like something G.I. Joe fans just might be interested in. Featuring actors from such acclaimed series as Dexter, The Unit, Heroes, and Prison Break, this is a high quality, high octane web series that I think folks will enjoy.
This Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 5-8PM, BAIT will host an in-store event to celebrate the release of the GI Joe x The Loyal Subjects 3″ Mini Collectible Series and the GI Joe: Retaliation film.
Designed by Les Schettkoe, the GI Joe x The Loyal Subjects collection features articulated 3″ vinyl representations of classic characters like Cobra Commander, Destro, Duke, Snake Eyes, Zartan, Storm Shadow, Gung-Ho, Snow Job, and three mystery chase figures. The series is packaged in blind boxes that retail for $12.99 each.
Schettkoe will be in-store to help launch the figures, offering fans a chance to get their vinyls signed by the mind that created them.
This is a unique opportunity for G.I. Joe fans to interface with the artists who have created these excellent products and to get a first look at the Loyal Subjects G.I. Joe licensed offerings. BAIT is located in Diamond Bar, California (further details are in the attached image).
Thanks to the Loyal Subjects for passing this information along!
Coming up Wednesday, we get our first look at G.I. Joe: Special Missions (not to mention issue #2 of the main G.I. Joe title), but as of right now, we are also getting our first glimpse into the mind of Mike Costa as we prepare for The Cobra Files, IDW’s upcoming next iteration of the Cobra title that’s been running for several years.
Continuing the adventures of Flint, Lady Jaye, Chameleon, Ronin, and the whole secret Black Ops division of G.I. Joe, Cobra Files takes the Joe universe in ways that folks might not expect. And don’t expect any more punches pulled this time around either.
Mike Costa puts out a fantastic interview, and we get a peek at some preview pages as well, including the return of a classic Cobra character! Check out all the details on Comic Book Resources.
Lady Jaye, Roadblock, and Snake Eyes oh my! MSN Movies has revealed three exclusive images from G.I. Joe: Retaliation featuring a trio of our favorite G.I. Joe operatives. Check out these latest images on MSN Movies, or mirrored below.
The production team and PR folks behind G.I. Joe: Retaliation have been doing a fantastic job with the Cobra Special Forces concept, producing very motivational, recruitment-style videos encouraging people to join Cobra, “see the world” and defend freedom.
While we all know the truth behind Cobra, it would seem in the Retaliation world, they don’t know any better. I’m not sure how many new recruits those videos pulled into the fold, but it would now appear that the Cobra truth is revealed! Cobra Commander himself takes to the airways to tell of Cobra’s true calling…
For folks who aren’t following me on Twitter, I announced a short while ago that both GeneralsJoes and What’s on Joe Mind have representatives LIVE and IN PERSON at the London premiere of G.I. Joe: Retaliation! They will be doing interviews and getting us eager G.I. Joe fans the skinny on what to expect when the movie launches on March 28th!
Good grief, I just might die of anticipation before this movie even comes out…
Digital Spy has posted a very nicely composed G.I. Joe: Retaliation preview/trailer with a good mix of many of the action sequences we’ve seen before. But mixed within these action sequences are some new seconds of footage as well! See a great front shot of the HISS Tank, and Lady Jaye in a sports bra!
One of those may be more enjoyable than the other…it will depend on your point of view.
Check out the trailer at Digital Spy, or embedded below.
I hope you’re listening, Paramount. If I die from anticipation before I see this movie, and you delayed it 9 months, it is YOUR FAULT.
Happy Monday, and we’re going to brighten your Monday lunch with an invasion of a mute ninja commando celebrating reason #11 why G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be great! Twitziller brings the lumber this time, going right to the meat of the G.I. Joe mythology.
As much as G.I. Joe fans are probably sick of the Snake Eyes infusion, he is a central part of the G.I. Joe mythology, like it or not. If you enjoy G.I. Joe, you will be inundated with Snake Eyes and those folks associated with Snake Eyes. Certainly he played a big role in the Rise of Cobra, and had some very cool scenes as well. I still geek out hard when he jumps on the roof of the vehicle in the Paris Pursuit chase scene… I mean, seriously, who doesn’t love this:
Still, as cool as that sequence was, the whole cliffside battle sequence looks like it could redefine the character. His uniform is 100% better than the first film, and the presence of the Blind Master, Jinx, and Storm Shadow only proves that this character gets some serious focus this time around. As the most popular G.I. Joe character, it only makes sense.