If you’re anything like me you’ve been fawning over 3DJoes fast and thorough documentation of the Real American Hero mythology through their revolutionary three dimensional photography technique. They’re closing the gap on 1993 currently, but still managed to make some time to work on a great and hilarious stop motion video entitled Joes’ Anatomy. Part 1 has been posted to YouTube featuring a great cast of characters, terrific set design, and a really funny script.
Its great stuff, and considering this is just “Part 1” here’s hoping for many more to come. I’m on the edge of my seat!
Check out 3DJoes.com for the archives I was talking about, and the video is embedded below.
A short while ago, JoeCustoms and JoeDeClassified held a revolutionary custom contest, asking entrants to reproduce formerly unproduced G.I. Joe offerings from the past 30 years, and awarding the entrants some very nice prizes for their efforts.
As part of the custom contest, the custom winners donated their excellent customs to JoeDeClassified, who then auctions them off to raise money for their cause. It was a great idea, and executed really well, providing a good vehicle for showcasing customs, winning great prizes and raising money all at once.
Well, up for bid right now is the grand prize winner of the JoeCustoms/JoeDeClassified custom contest, the infamous “Man-O-War” by AVAC Labs. The Man-O-War was a vehicle in the works for 1993 release based strongly off of the Rolling Thunder (and you can see YoJoe’s Preproduction Entry for this vehicle right here).
Check out the auction for this great custom vehicle right here, and get a chance to add a really unique item to your G.I. Joe collection that has some awesome ties to Real American Hero history. Not only that, but it supports the excellent JoeDeClassified project, which has been bringing us great convention displays and newsletters for the past several years. Support the cause!
Coil Con IV explodes onto the scene August 24th, 2013 at Kokomo Toys in Kokomo, Indiana. As with the show last year, the regional G.I. Joe Collectors Club The Coil Club will be offering limited edition exclusives only available at the show.
Last year their two glider sets were extremely popular with convention attendees, and this year, they’re doing something that has some great G.I. Joe ties and that should thrill 80s fans in general.
Presenting the first Coil Con IV Exclusive… Street Hawk!
Yes, that’s right, Jesse Mach himself, along with his state of the art super-motorcycle. It would appear that his motorcycle is even more state of the art now, though, as it is represented by the Ashiko “Power Armor” bike. A very interesting choice, and the figure looks pretty fun as well. As for the ties to G.I. Joe, check the YoJoe International Archive to see how this connects back to a Real American Hero.
Check out all of the latest news about Coil Con IV on Facebook, and also at CoilCon.com!
Well, probably not that much of a spoiler, I guess at this point, but it doesn’t hurt to toss along that warning.
Paramount has started distributing their Blu-Ray screeners for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, including several of the reported deleted scenes that did not make the final theatrical release. While the mass release DVD offers these deleted scenes as an “extra” bonus feature, it appears from this article that the Extended Action set indeed takes this deleted footage and actually works it into the flow of the regular film.
Thanks to Elodie Yung (who plays Jinx in the film) on Twitter we see that French film site Ecran Large has broken down these deleted scenes/extended footage for us. They are reporting about 13 minutes of extra footage, which is a bit shy from what I heard, but in the same ballpark anyway. On the surface, those 13 minutes might not seem like a big deal, but from the looks of things, the flow of the film is altered drastically by this extra footage.
Here’s the only catch…the article is in French. Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below for the full details.
The gap in product over the past few months has created a double-edged sword…on the one side, it’s a bit of a bummer that only a scant handful of new G.I. Joe product has been available at mass retail throughout 2013 to date. But on the other hand, it has freed up some income for some other purchases that might not have been made if the movie product had hit hard and heavy.
I couldn’t be happier that I was able to make some room in my bank account to support a new found Hot Toys habit. I’m just simultaneously disappointed (and relieved) that it took me this long to discover them.
Hot Toys first offering is, of course, Snake Eyes as he appears in the G.I. Joe: Retaliation film. What did I think? You can check the GeneralsJoes Sideshow Collectibles review category, or just click the link below.