Sideshow Collectibles new 12″ Cobra Commander gallery and pre-order info!

He’s been teased for a while, and we finally are getting a good look at the upcoming Sideshow Collectibles 12″ Cobra Commander action figure, and it looks marvelous!  No longer sporting his black trenchcoat, this looks like the Cobra Commander we’ve all known for over 30 years.

The Sideshow Collectibles Development Showcase reveals some awesome images of the figure, and announces that the pre-order will launch Thursday, June 6th, most likely between 2 and 3 PM Pacific.  Check out some of the mirrored images below, and the Development Showcase here.

ABSOLUTE POWER!

Committed to world domination, enemy leader of the ruthless terrorist organization COBRA, deadly threat to the G.I. JOE team and the world – we are proud to present our Cobra Commander: The Dictator Sixth Scale Figure.

COBRAAA!!!

Cobra Commander dons his dress uniform, complete with fabric cape and COBRA symbol fittings. We’ve included two interchangeable heads, featuring his classic helmet with chromed visor as well as his menacing masked visage. Armed with the following weapons and accessories, Cobra continues his unrelenting assault on freedom and liberty:

  • Cobra Scepter
  • Ceremonial Cobra Dagger
  • Broom Handled Mauser Pistol
  • Multiple gloved hands for commanding and conquering

The Sideshow Exclusive version of Cobra Commander will also include a Laser Pistol accessory (shown above left). This fun throwback to the 1982 mail away figure is the perfect addition to round out the Commander’s arsenal!

The regular and Exclusive versions of Cobra Commander: The Dictator Sixth Scale Figure will be priced at $174.99.

Look for the Exclusive version of this SSS…er, Sixth Scale Figure to be available for Pre-Order in our upcoming weekly Sideshow Newsletter this Thursday, June 6th, 2013, typically published between 2 and 3pm (PST).

G.I. Joe: Retaliation Blu-Ray bonus feature debuts on Military.com

With G.I. Joe: Retaliation coming on DVD and Blu-Ray July 30th, we’re starting to get a little more insight on some of the bonus features.  One of those features is a behind the scenes look at Harry Humphries’ military training for the actors from the film.  Harry Humphries has a long resume of work in Hollywood, and this behind the scenes featurette is a great peek at the training involved for the actors in G.I. Joe: Retaliation to look and feel like real soldiers would.

Check out this behind the scenes look at Military.com and the details for the DVD and Blu-Ray release are below.

G.I. JOE: RETALIATION Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack

The G.I. JOE: RETALIATION Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.

The Blu-ray features the movie in high definition. Extras include deleted scenes and commentary by director Jon M. Chu and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, as well as these Special Features:

  • Mission Briefing—A look at pre-production, previsualization, storyboards and more.
  • Deployment— As filming begins we take a closer look at the stunts, costumes and more.
  • Two Ninjas—Focus on two G.I. JOE favorites, SNAKE EYES and JINX, and the filming of the Dojo sequence.
  • The Desert Attack—An in-depth look at the filming of this pivotal action sequence.
  • COBRA Strikes—Highlights of the villains featured in the film.
  • The Lone Soldiers—Behind-the-scenes as ROADBLOCK, FLINT and LADY JAYE go on the run.
  • The Monastery—An examination of the Himalayan escape sequence.
  • Fort Sumter—An all-access view of the epic climax.

The included DVD presents the movie in standard definition and there’s also a digital copy of the film.

There are two other ways to buy a physical copy:

G.I. JOE: RETALIATION Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack

The G.I. JOE: RETALIATION Blu-ray 3D combo pack includes all of the above, as well as the film in high definition and 3D on a disc presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.

G.I. JOE: RETALIATION Single-Disc DVD

The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.

Both both the Blu-ray/DVD and Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD combos include a limited time offer to receive a FREE set of personalized dog tags. Consumers can visit a dedicated website and enter their unique code along with personal information to receive their own high-quality, collectible dog tags.

The digital copy comes through the UltraViolet system: you get a code with your purchase. Once you’ve set up your account, you can stream or download the movie via UltraViolet-enabled tablet and smartphone apps or watch it on your computer.

 

Think like a Kre-On Episode 2 features G.I. Joe dodgeball awesomeness

In April, “Think Like a Kre-On” Episode 1 hit the web, and it featured Transformers…  and many Joe fans asked “what about us?”  Well, over on the YouTube page for Toys R Us Hong Kong, us Kre-O G.I. Joe fans now have our own video to check out, and it ROCKS.

This is G.I. Joe dodgeball at its finest.  Check it out on YouTube and also mirrored below.  I’ll be watching this allllll day!  Thanks to BCYOJOE of HissTank for the info.