Create your own G.I. Joe character and win a custom figure from Hasbro

To coincide with the exciting digital format release today of G.I. Joe: Retaliation Paramount and Hasbro are bringing you a “Build Your Own G.I. Joe” contest!

Head on over to BuildAGIJoe.com and you can create your own G.I. Joe or Cobra character, then have it made into a unique custom G.I. Joe figure if you win the Sweepstakes from Paramount and Hasbro. Go through the steps to design yourself (or your character) and submit it to win!

Check the official rules and regulations, and then head to BuildAGIJoe.com and get to creating!

Never before seen G.I. Joe Kre-O sets to appear at ComicCon?

Interesting… I think many of us have accepted the fact that we likely will not see much new Hasbro G.I. Joe product at SDCC this week, but a press release for Kre-O’s expansion into the Dungeons & Dragons IP (which is pretty darn cool news in and of itself) has the following tidbit tacked to the end of it:

“Never before seen KRE-O STAR TREK, KRE-O TRANSFORMERS and KRE-O G.I. JOE building sets will also be on display in the Hasbro booth. Fans won’t want to miss these new reveals including the U.S.S. VENGEANCE ship from the hit movie, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS from Paramount Pictures, directed by J.J. Abrams, which lands on shelves this fall. “

Wait… “Never before seen KRE-O G.I. JOE”? Excellent…

It remains to be seen exactly what this means and what sort of reveals we can expect, but between Sideshow Collectibles and KRE-O, ComicCon is looking like it might provide some G.I. Joe toy-related spark after all.

Keep watching!

Sideshow Collectibles to be releasing updated 12″ Storm Shadow?

Lost in the shuffle of the past two very busy news days in the G.I. Joe world, Sideshow Collectibles Tweeted yesterday in regards to some reveals that we might see at ComicCon this coming weekend. At first glance, nothing special from a G.I. Joe perspective, but eagle-eyed Sideshow fan Mysterious Stranger saw a little snippet of something in the upper left hand corner.

He had a little exchange back and forth with the Sideshow Twitter person, and turns out we might have just gotten a tiny sneak peek at an upcoming updated version of Storm Shadow. Based on the weapon posted in that little snippet as well, could this Storm Shadow be an homage to his 1988 G.I. Joe persona?

Curiouser and curiouser… we’ll be watching SDCC this weekend a little closer now. Check out the upper left corner of the image below.

First review of SDCC 2013 Exclusive – The Epic Conclusion!

As many folks might have seen, early samples of the 2013 ComicCon G.I. Joe and Transformers exclusive have started shipping out to lucky collectors throughout the United States. Well, over on the 788th Armored Divisionwe have our first full-fledged review. That was fast!

It’s a great review, going in depth into each element of the set with some great images and details throughout. Good stuff by Kevin, the owner at the 788th Armored Division. Check out the review right here.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation Released on Digital Platforms today and is on iTunes and Google RIGHT NOW!

Most folks have had their eye on July 30th for the release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, but folks who are antsy to get their mitts on the film and watch it again for the first time since March, your prayers will (or already have been) answered today!

G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be released digitally today on July 16th. Folks who pre-ordered the film should have access to the digital version through Ultraviolet, and Apple’s iTunes store, as well as the Google Play store has the film ready to download right now. Check out the theatrical release in SD for $14.99 or HD for $19.99.

Congrats, G.I. Joe fans, we officially live in a world where we can watch G.I. Joe: Retaliation any time we want to! Doesn’t it feel good?

Preview for IDW Publishing G.I. Joe: Special Missions 5

New comic day is tomorrow and we celebrate the return of Zartan in the newest issue of G.I. Joe: Special Missions by IDW Publishing! Check out the preview below to get a hint at what to expect!

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #5

Chuck Dixon (w) • Will Rosado (a) • Paul Gulacy, James Biggie (c)

The DREADNOKS return! When a COBRA satellite drops form spacer to crash in the Australian outback, Scarlett and the Special Missions team enter the race to retrieve it. They face not only the near-impossible challenge of finding the space debris in millions of square miles of barren and dangerous wastelands. The murderous, marauding, motorcycle maniacs who call themselves the Dreadnoks are in the neighborhood and led by Zartan!

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:

“Untold Tales of G.I. JOE” variant cover by Jim Rugg!

wraparound Zartan design variant cover by Will Rosado!

Bullet points:

  • The return of ZARTAN!