New G.I. Joe: Battleground Event – Operation: Takedown starts tonight!

For folks who have been neck deep in G.I. Joe: Battleground like I have been, an exciting event is beginning tonight at 5:00pm Pacific Time! The Cobra Battle Simulator just ended, and we’re now being thrust into Destro’s secret armory to try and take down the Scottish arms dealer himself!

Full details, including the excellent card artwork can be seen below.

G.I. JOE: BATTLEGROUND continues its sizzling opening month debut with the new Operation: Takedown in-game event. Beginning today, Wednesday, July 17 at 5 pm PT through Wednesday, July 24 at 7 pm PT, players around the world can assault Destro’s armory in an attempt to take down Destro himself.Please see below for details on the event storyline and new characters images.

About the Operation: Takedown Event

For too long Destro has been allowed to operate his arms manufacturing with impunity. He has grown so wealthy and powerful from this operation that he’s made this armory into a lavish and deadly home base. Working from international intelligence reports, the JOES have formed a Strike Force led by the courageous Dusty and stalwart Gung-Ho to launch an assault on Destro’s armory! Join the JOES on this dangerous takedown operation of one of COBRA’S most powerful and ruthless leaders. Be careful though, Destro won’t go down without a fight, and he doesn’t like unannounced visitors.

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Exclusive cards only available during this event can be seen below… don’t miss out!

Sideshow Collectibles keeps G.I. Joe news rocking with Storm Shadow reveal

I…  I don’t quite know what to say.

Except maybe “wow”.

Sideshow Collectibles has had some mixed results for the fandom, with some absolute home runs (Zartan, Rock n Roll, Cobra Commander, and the Baroness) and some that folks weren’t too sure about (Firefly, Cobra Viper, Crimson Guard).  But it seems to me that they are stepping up their “A” game with recent releases.

First Destro was unveiled last week and looks pretty darn great.  Then The Baroness pre-order went live and she rocks as well.  Now we’ve got Storm Shadow.  And boy do we have Storm Shadow…  it’s interesting, because he is clearly wearing the deco from his time with the G.I. Joe team, yet he seems to be advertised as a Cobra.  Either way is cool with me, as the figure just flat out looks awesome.

Check out the preview right here, and I’ve also mirrored the image below.  Nice stuff.

Sideshow Collectibles 12″ Baroness is up for Pre-Order now!

Well isn’t this a nice Wednesday afternoon surprise?  After quick reveals of Destro and Storm Shadow, Sideshow Collectibles continues the G.I. Joe love with the live pre-order for the upcoming 12″ Cobra Villainous, The Baroness.  Easily one of the most recognized characters in G.I. Joe (not to mention pop culture) mythology, the Baroness will compliment your other Sideshow offerings quite nicely.

Check out the links below to pre-order NOW.

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GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: Retaliation Blu-Ray Release!

I was a lucky recipient of a screener copy of the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation Blu-Ray release, and took the opportunity to review it.  I know the “Extended Action Cut” has been getting the bulk of the attention (as it deserves) but I do believe there are still things to enjoy and appreciate about the mass retail release as well.

It is the theatrical cut, so the additional footage from the Extended Action Cut is not included…this is the movie we all saw in theaters.  But what makes this release special is all of the bonus content.  With three deleted scenes (that are different than the additional footage from the Extended Cut) and over an hour’s worth of behind the scene features, there is a ton of entertainment crammed into this small package.

Check out the review in my G.I. Joe: Retaliation section, or directly via the link below:

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