G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club announces 2013 Convention Parachute Drop… with KRE-ONS!

This press release hit my email box this morning, with the G.I. Joe Collectors Club officially announcing the parachute drop for the 2013 G.I. Joe Convention in Indianapolis!  One key surprise was immediately evident.  The parachute figure this year will be a KRE-ON.

For those of us who are into Kre-O sets and figures this is a pretty cool twist, although I will say part of me was looking forward to a typical 4″ G.I. Joe parachute figure as well.  Regardless, it will be very interesting to see what the Collectors’ Club has up their sleeve for Kre-O at JoeCon this year.

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Thirty-Nine days later… reason #1 why G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be great

Has it really been 40 days?  Is that even possible?  I’m sure for Twitziller it feels like even more, but he’s right here on one last day to give us one last update to his 40 reasons why G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be great.

#1:

Is there any other choice?  Any other choice aside from arguably one of the most impressive action stars of the past few decades?  From Die Hard to Pulp Fiction, Bruce Willis has done it all.  He’s been around the block, and seen plenty of action, which is why his placement as the original “G.I. Joe” Joe Colton is so absolutely perfect.  Battle hardened, but with a desire to pass on his knowledge and skills, the original Joe pitches in to help the remaining members of G.I. Joe band together and overthrow the Cobra threat.

He’s not someone I would have ever expected to star in a G.I. Joe film, but now that he has, I can’t think of anyone else who would fit this role.

And that wraps up this amazing run of 40 straight days of Reasons why G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be great.  By now many of you have already seen the film and likely have some first hand knowledge about how close Twitziller was to some of his assumptions.  I want to thank Twitziller for putting in the elbow grease to do this on a daily basis as the Road to Retaliation nears its end.  A very exciting time to be a G.I. Joe fan, and I’m extremely pleased that he allowed me to share in this project by hosting it here on GeneralsJoes.

Now if you haven’t seen G.I. Joe: Retaliation yet, stop reading this RIGHT NOW and go to your nearest theater!  YO JOE!

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Happy Official G.I. Joe: Retaliation day!!

Across the country diehard G.I. Joe fanboys have already been hitting advanced screenings and late shows for the new G.I. Joe: Retaliation film, but for the rest of the known world, the official release date for G.I. Joe: Retaliation is TODAY.

Reaction to the film across the G.I. Joe fandom has been widely positive, though admittedly mainstream critics have been pretty harsh.  I have posted my own thoughts in the form of a spoiler-free review on the G.I. Joe: Retaliation review page, and I’ve got a spoiler-filled one coming later on.  I figured I’d wait until official release to get that one out to folks, because I have a lot to say based on specific plot points and character aspects.

This also marks the completion of my “Road to Retaliation” event, where I posted daily reviews every single day for pretty much 30 straight days leading up to this film.  It was a pretty exhausting project, but I’m glad I was able to stick with it, and judging by my web traffic, everyone else is pretty happy about it, too!

At the end of the day, I’m thrilled that G.I. Joe fans seem to be enjoying and appreciating the merits of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, but in my mind, the box office is the most important thing.  Let’s all cross our fingers and hope that the International movie going public flocks to this film and ensures that G.I. Joe is a viable brand going forward.  I think we can all agree that whether or not G.I. Joe: Retaliation was a great film, it could serve as an excellent launching point to an even better Hollywood franchise going forward.  I desperately hope it has the chance.

Meanwhile, here’s a little flashback to an earlier day… Machinima’s first look at G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  Pretty cool to look back on it now.