Wordburglar brings his Joe fandom to the rap circle

Now this is some cool stuff.  Speaking as someone who has zero musical talent I always appreciate those folks who can sing or play instruments… but for G.I. Joe fans who have musical talent and actually infuse their fandom with their musical talent?  That’s some bad ass right there.

And Wordburglar is doing just that.  Check out the details below to listen to this G.I. Joe fan and rap master!

“Welcome To Cobra Island” is a free concept record inspired by
Wordburglar’s love of GI JOE, the comic book works of Larry Hama &
Mike Costa and the animated series written by Buzz Dixon, Flint
Dille, Christy Marx and Steve Gerber (to name a few). The album
features fully possible, swivel arm, kung-fu battle grip and is
suitable for ages 4 and up. The full-length “Welcome To Cobra Island”
will be available for download on May 30th. Yo Joe!

You can listen to and download the first 3 songs for free right now:
http://propsdept.bandcamp.com/

And for more Wordburglar feel free to visit www.wordburglar.com

This is some seriously impressive stuff.  You gotta check it out at the links above.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation Character vignette – Roadblock

Another character feature has been uploaded to Paramount’s International YouTube Channel, this time it’s Roadblock.  We’ve seen some Roadblock ones before, but this features some behind the scenes footage and some snippets of new footage.

Check it out embedded below.

GeneralsJoes interview with GI Joe Retaliation writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick

It is with yet another debt of gratitude that I thank Russ Sheath for once again agreeing to represent GeneralsJoes as he makes the rounds with Paramount and getting some fantastic interviews on the plate for G.I. Joe fans everywhere.  Russ is a contributor for Aint It Cool News, and the interview will be mirrored over there as well, but he has ever so graciously allowed GeneralsJoes a whack at it as well.  Just like with Director Jon Chu this weekend as well as the London Red Carpet Premiere, Russ (and Dave) from the UK have knocked the ball out of the park.

I cannot thank him or them enough.  As an added bonus, this interview is terrific!  Rheese and Wernick go into full G.I. Joe geek mode in some places, and add some really key insight into the backgrounds of the characters and the history behind this great franchise.

Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below to check out the full interview.

ATTENTION – THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS INTERVIEW.  Proceed with caution

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It’s officially G.I. Joe: Retaliation Week! Reason #4 to see it and love it

I think it says a lot about G.I. Joe as a brand and a property when they take what was arguably their strongest female character and kill her off, but are then able to find another equally strong female character to take the lead in the G.I. Joe: Retaliation sequel.  Twitziller recognizes the critical importance of Lady Jaye in the realm of G.I. Joe as well in today’s update.

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Various clips, trailers, and TV spots have shown a Lady Jaye who is “take no prisoners” and “take no gruff” from anyone.  She is able to let all the men’s comments slide off her back, and lets her actions on the field of battle prove her worth to the G.I. Joe team.

As the apparent weapons expert and marksman of the G.I. Joe team, Lady Jaye unleashes all sorts of weapons of destruction through the film and Adrianne Palicki does a great job backing it up.  There is no doubt she is a key player in this universe and her introduction in this film has made a big impact.

Follow Twitziller on Twitter or keep it on GeneralsJoes for the latest updates.  Previous entries are below.

All Kre-O sets are Buy 1 get 1 50% off at Toys R Us online and in store

This seems to be a regular occurrence!  Both at ToysRUs.com and at the brick and mortar locations, all Kre-O sets are once again Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off!  Use this chance to get the addiction started, or just continue feeding that addiction by buying more sets!

Check out the Kre-O section at ToysRUs.com, or hit your local store and support this great new iteration of G.I. Joe.  To see my thoughts on the G.I. Joe Kre-O sets, hit up my G.I. Joe Kre-O Review Page.  Also, you’ll want to review the G.I. Joe Kre-O SuperPage to refresh your memory on the blind bag codes and make sure you know exactly what to shop for.

The first Rotten Tomatoes rating is in and so far so good for G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Well, to be fair, there are only 8 reviews so far.

And to be fair, when Rise of Cobra launched, it had great Rotten Tomatoes ratings after a few days as well.  So trying not to get hopes up too much, but currently, after 8 reviews, the Rotten Tomatoes rating for G.I. Joe: Retaliation is at 88% with reviews being by and large quite glowing and positive.  I do fully expect this to change over the coming days, but so far out of the gate, I like what I see.

Check out the latest Rotten Tomatoes ratings right here.

Video interview with DJ Cotrona about Flint and G.I. Joe: Retaliation

I swear, I’m making efforts to try and not post every one of these things that I see but I’m really looking forward to seeing Cotrona’s portrayal of Flint in the new G.I. Joe: Retaliation film, so I do feel compelled to at least post this video interview from I Am Rogue.  It’s a pretty decent and blunt one-on-one with the actor.

Check it out embedded below.

GeneralsJoes Reviews Discount Store “Running Change” Storm Shadow

I plowed through the first four of these figures pretty quickly, but the last two have kind of been in limbo due to availability (or lack thereof).  Big thanks to friend of the site Loc, who lent me his Storm Shadow so I was able to get this review done during my “Road to Retaliation” event!

I can’t believe the road is ending this week.

Check out the review on my 30th Anniversary page, or just take a peek at the direct link below.  One thing that became perfectly clear during the review of this figure…  I need a new vintage T’Ginzu!  Yellow-city.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation Week! Revisiting past analysis – 10 Questions/Answers

In celebration of G.I. Joe: Retaliation striking theaters THIS WEEK not only is GeneralsJoes bringing a wealth of new content to the table, but I’m also pulling out some of the older content that had been drawn up in anticipation of the original release way too long ago.

Just after the trailer launched, I took a blow-by-blow analysis of the trailer and generated a 10 Questions/Answers Revealed article.  The original article can be found right here, but I’ve also mirrored it after the jump.  I think it’s really fun to revisit some of these older articles and see how things have changed, or if they’ve changed throughout the past several months.

Believe it or not, this original article was written December 13, 2011.  Wow.  Suddenly I feel old.  Check it out:

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