Another notch in the E.C.O. Force belt was revealed today by the G.I. Joe Collectors Club! Along with the previously revealed Flint, today we get my personal childhood favorite ECO Warriors character, Ozone.
Unfortunately they elected to only show a helmeted image for now, as I’m really dying to see what his head sculpt looks like, but the parts choice is relatively solid. Color matching is pretty much dead on.
He looks to be using RoC Flash/Resolute Zartan arms, which is great, and PoC Snake Eyes legs, which is… not so great. Sure the lower legs show off a bit of an armored look, and perhaps I just don’t like them because they were attached to one of my least favorite figures in the PoC era. Tucked underneath there appears to be the torso from Retaliation “Ninja Duel” Snake Eyes as well. Whatever the case, the entire figure ends up looking really nice and really captures the original’s spirit well. That Retaliation Cobra Trooper webgear sets it off nicely, too.
Check out the figure at GIJoeCon.com and see the image mirrored below.
Quite awhile ago, we had the unique opportunity to interview a couple of the guys from the Hot Toys Podcast, and while it took us a little while to get this posted (apologies Jim and Eamon) with G.I. Joe: Retaliation Roadblock on the precipice of release, it seems apt to get this out there now.
Along with talking with those fine folks, we cover all of the G.I. Joe news and information, and even touch on the big “NO JOES in 2014” topic that seems to be rearing it’s ugly head over the past week.
As always, hit up Podbean or check out the embedded player below, and show notes are after the jump.
This great little nugget showed up in my mailbox this morning courtesy of the fine folks at TeamCoco.com and it involves the one and only Conan O’Brien visiting an Armenian pawn shop in Los Angeles, trying to sell some memorabilia.
Among these items is an awesome 12″ customized Conan O’Brien G.I. Joe figure, which the host is quick to point out has knee pads, a quite embarrassing side note to O’Brien for obvious reasons.
It’s a really funny segment, check it out at TeamCoco.com, just watch out for the masterbating bear!
If you follow me on Facebook and Twitter, I’ve been promoting a Kickstarter Campaign for this new independent film project, but I hadn’t posted anything about it here on GeneralsJoes yet. Well, that’s gonna change now.
As many of you should recall, Mark Cheng worked on a G.I. Joe fanfilm, Operation: Red Retrieval a while ago, and managed to impress many viewers. One key viewer who he impressed was none other than Larry Hama himself. Thus began a collaboration that is now resulting in a Kickstarter Campaign for an independent “micro budget” film project Ghost Source Zero.
Today, the monster YouTube channel Machinima posted the pilot episode of Ghost Source Zero, which features the first 4.5 – 5 minutes of the project. It’s a look into a future where artificial intelligence and cybernetics run wild, and a cyber crime unit is tasked with investigating a particularly interesting case. It’s definitely got a Larry Hama flair, and judging purely by the first four minute sequence, there are some impressive production values involved as well. Please consider supporting the project on Kickstarter so we can get the next 11 parts to go along with the pilot. It looks like a very, very fun project. Check out the Pilot embedded (from YouTube) below, and again, hit up Kickstarter to show your support.