G.I. Joe Collectors Club reveals Convention exclusive Repulsor!

Whoever laid down cash that Repulsor was going to be a Sludge-Viper, please proceed to window #4 to pick up your winnings!

Yes, G.I. Joe fans, we officially do have a Sludge-Viper has part of the 2014 G.I. Joe Convention Set, and its “Director of Security” Repulsor!  As many folks guessed, the Repulsor name referenced some early artwork for the Sludge Viper character that used that name instead of the final approved version.

Surprisingly, there are no new parts to this figure, using a Zombie Viper helmet and pretty much a full blown 30th Anniversary Techno-Viper from the neck down.  It’s an interesting choice, and does tie him in somewhat with Cesspool, Zombie Viper, and the Toxo-Viper, as the former uses the Techno-Viper vest, and the latter uses the Techno Viper legs (with the Zombie Viper reference sandwiched between).  There’s a cool sense of cohesion here.  I do wonder who’s head is underneath there… guess we’ll find out at some point!  Check out GIJoeCon.com and the image is mirrored below.

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New Jersey Collectors Convention – Sunday March 9th

It’s another installment of the great New Jersey Collectors Convention!  With some terrific door prizes and awesome guest stars from Boss Fight Studios, it’s a great show covering the gamut from G.I. Joe to Transformers, Thundercats, and more.

Door prizes this year include a full case of G.I. Joe: Retaliation Wave 3.5, a 12″ Cobra Commander figure from Sideshow Collectibles, as well as 3 unique one-off figures from the mind of Kevin Watts…it’s going to be a fun time!

The NJCC can be found here:

Holiday Inn Cherry Hill – New Jersey
2175 West Marlton Pike (Rt. 70)

Promises to be a great show!

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Price list revealed for Toys “R” Us 50th Anniversary and Kre-O

Over on HISSTank.com Toys “R” Us pro Master Chief has posted a price list for much of the upcoming 50th Anniversary and G.I. Joe Kre-O product!  The prices look to be excellent, especially considering what we’re getting with them.

  • GI Joe Versus 2 packs (Item 082796)  – $14.99
  • GI Joe Outnumbered Team Pack (3 packs) (Item 082801) – $19.99
  • GI Joe Danger at the Docks (VAMP and Night Landing Craft set) (Item 082754) – $29.99
  • GI Joe Battle Below Zero (Wolf and Sky Hawk set) (Item 082806) – $39.99
  • GI Joe Kreo Terrordrome (Item 085927) – $99.99

He is careful to mention that these items likely won’t be shipping until summer/early fall, so not to get too ramped up with contacting your local Toys “R” Us, but it’s cool to at least see some listings out there!

Check out the original discussion on HISSTank.com.

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The final G.I. Joe Convention Exclusive should be revealed today…

Gentlemen (and ladies) start your speculation!

According to the GIJoeCon Twitter Account, we will indeed see the 15th and final figure in the Real American Hero G.I. Joe Convention set today!  Repulsor has been a big mystery, being the only true new character in this year’s Zombie Initiative boxed set… today we’ll finally see what we’ve been waiting for.

Keep it drilled to GIJoeCon.com!

Regular Joes Podcast Episode #39 – G.I. Joe hits 50 and 50 hits back

As excited as many Real American Hero fans were about some of the announcements at Toy Fair a short while ago, there is a segment of the community that felt a little bit left out.  So when three representatives from that community invited me onto their podcast to chat about Toy Fair reveals, I jumped at the chance, eager to see their perspective.  It certainly helps that Barry, Tod, and Dave are all great guys who are really closely invested in the G.I. Joe fandom and do regular work for the G.I. Joe Collectors Club!

Well, I couldn’t have had a better time.  All three of them are veritable geek experts (as listeners of their podcast can certainly attest to) and we talked about everything from G.I. Joe’s 50th Anniversary to Guardians of the Galaxy, Harold Ramis, and many other things in between.  It was a blast.

And folks looking for information about my dio-story may want to listen to… I break a bit of news on that front as well.  :)

Heck, we even talk a little bit about the Adventure Team Chronicles and “Shattered Glass” concept, considering podcast host Tod Pleasant is the writer of that particular adventure.

You can find the latest episode over on iTunes, and the show notes are below.

SHOW NOTES

In 1964 Hasbro introduced G.I. Joe, America’s Movable Fighting Man, and the Action Figure was born. As fans of G.I. Joe gear up to recognize their plastic hero’s golden anniversary, controversy, Joe’s frequent companion, one again makes an appearance. Is Hasbro giving Joe his due? Barry, Dave and Tod, the Regular Joes are joined by Justin Bell from the What’s on Joe Mind podcast to talk it out. Also, a salute to the late great Harold Ramis, with movie picks, and another round of Who Would Win in a Fight. Yo Joe!

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G.I. Joe Collectors Club reveals 2014 Convention Exclusive DAWG

My first reaction?  Ewww…  but I think that’s probably supposed to be the first reaction.  Ever since Resident Evil thrilled video gamers with the cut scene of zombie dogs hurling themselves through windows, the idea of these brain-eating beasts has floated around through many different properties.

Now the G.I. Joe Collectors Club is doing their own version of a zombie dog, going the pit bull route.  Obviously infused with some kind of Compound Z formula, DAWG has seen some better days.  What I find most interesting about this reveal is that the identify Repulsor as a “director of security for Cobra Industries”…

The last time we heard about Cobra Industries was G.I. Joe: Renegades…  and I gotta admit, I get an ear-to-ear grin just thinking about that series.  It does make me a bit more interested to see just what Repulsor might end up being.  There have been rumors that he’s a variation of a Sludge Viper (early concepts for Sludge Viper indeed identified him as “Repulsor”) but I will admit, I have no idea what to expect here.  He’s the last reveal, and hopefully we’ll be seeing him this week.  Meanwhile, hit up GIJoeCon.com for the full details, and DAWG can also be seen below.

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Big Bad Toy Store Newsletter – 02/24/2014

A great newsletter update from Big Bad Toy Store today, featuring some great new Transformers products as well as the cool looking Acid Rain stuff I mentioned last week.

Check it out!

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WB004 WARBOT REVOLVER
FansProject is announcing a new transforming figure that goes from green and orange off-road vehicle to warrior robot. He comes with a load of weapons as well as a driver figure that transforms into an engine for his robot mode. This new figure is listed at $89.99.
TRANSFORMERS ASIA EXCLUSIVE HENKEI THREE PACK
Hey all you Transformers lovers out there, do we have the thing for you. Japanese Henkei Import Kup, Ratchet, and Preceptor all in one convenient three pack with new detailing. This set is priced at $159.99.
NEW TRANSFORMERS CLOUD FIGURES – STARSCREAM, BRAWN
Two new Transformers figures have been annoucned from this line. They includes Starscream, redecoed from triple changer Blitzwing, and Brawn, with his GDO figure head attached to a Bulkhead body. Each is listed at $99.99.
ARMAGEDDON UPGRADE KIT
This upgrade kit adds a laser cannon, wings that become a track and gantry and weapons that add illumination to the base form of a certain large transforming figure. It is priced at $114.99.
TRASH TALK AND COGWHEEL SET
These two figures change from truck mode to robot mode. Cogwheel is colored blue and red, while Trash-Talk is red and white; each comes with an alternate face and accessories. We have this set listed at $69.99.
MY FIRST BLASTER
My First Blaster is the brightly-lit weapon wielded by “Trash-talk” in the recent comics. It is listed at $12.99.
ACID RAIN VEHICLES AND FIGURES
This new line by Oritoy consists of 3.75″ soldier figures, vehicles and transforming mechs. The first wave has the ST-01 Stronghold 4 Eyes transforming figure in Marine or Sand at $139.99 each, along witha Speeder MK II (Sand) at $129.99. It also has Figures – The Winged Victory at Samothrace Set at $44.99, or a single Sol Commander – Pilot at $19.99.
NEW 1/6 SCALE STAR WARS FIGURES
Hey there Star Wars friends, do we have some exciting news for you!! Three new figure sets from the Militaries of Star Wars. First we have the 1/6 scale Infantry Battle Droid set of 2 priced at $129.99. We also have its companion piece, the Commander Battle Droid with a hologram Count Dooku, priced at $129.99 as well. To round out this triple threat we have a 12″ Captain Rex in Phase II Armor for $169.99.
POWER RANGERS MEGAFORCE ITEMS
New items from the Power Rangers Megaforce line are on the way. They include the Overdrive Cycle with Red Ranger, Jungle Fury Cycle with Blue Ranger and Turbo Cycle with Silver Ranger, each of which is listed at $12.99. We also have the Deluxe Samurai Megazord Armor Ranger and the Deluxe Silver Megazord Armor Ranger at $19.99 each, the Deluxe Q-Rex Megazord with Key at $34.99, and the Deluxe Turbo Falcon Megazord with key at $44.99.
THE WALKING DEAD SERIES 02 SHANE WALSH
If you missed out in getting The walking Dead Series 02 Shane Walsh? Well, here is your second chance to pick him up. Except this figure is a variant version of Shane that comes with his baseball cap. He is priced at $14.99.
FUNKO – PART 1
There are so many new Funko items this week that we had to split them into multiple lists. The first list includes “TF4″, Game of Thrones, God of War, World of Warcraft, Sons of Anarchy, “Muppets Most Wanted”, Walking Dead, “The Hobbit 3″, Magic the Gathering, True Blood, Last Man Standing, Little Big Planet, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, “Book of Life”, “How to Train Your Dragon 2″, “Guardians of the Galaxy”, “Maleficent”, Arrested Development and “Scarface”.
FUNKO – PART 2
The second grouping includes “Ghostbuster”s, TMNT, “The Crow”, Star Wars, My Little Pony, Hanna Barbera, Dragonball Z, “Pulp Fiction”, Firefly, Disney, “E.T.”, Universal Monsters, WWE, MLB and the X-Files.
FUNKO – LEGACY FIGURES
The third list includes Legacy figures for the following licenses: Magic the Gathering, “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and “Book of Life”. Each figure is listed at $19.99.
FUNKO – FABRIKATIONS
Funko is also doing a cute new line of plush figures. The first announcement includes Batman and Harley Quinn from Batman, Yoda, Boba Fett and Greedo from Star Wars and Deadpool from Marvel. Each is listed at $19.99.
FUNKO – HIKARI FIGURES
Finally, Funko is releasing a number of glitter-decorated figurines. They come from the Batman and TMNT franchises and are listed at $35.99 each.
MARVEL MINI MUNNY FIGURES, MICRO MUNNY FIGURES
A second wave of Micro Munny 3″ figures has been announced, with the Box of 20 including characters like Wolverine, Punisher, Scarlet Spider, Hulk and more, and these are available as a Box of 20 random figures at $159.99, or as random singles at $7.99 each. We also have new listings for the 4″ Mini Munny line, with figures like Captain America, Classic Wolverine, War Machine and Spider-Man 2.0, and these are listed at $9.99 each.
PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES GARDEN WARFARE SELECT FIGURE TWO-PACKS – SET, SINGLES
Diamond Select is producing a line of figures from this popular video game. The first assortment includes Zombie Scientist & Peashooter, Soldier Zombie & Ghillie Cactus, Engineer Zombie & Chomper and Football Zommbie & Dark Sunflower. Each two-pack is listed at $24.99, or you can get all for as a Set for $84.99.
ATTACK ON TITAN RAH LEVI
Humanity’s best soldier will soon be released in the form of a new Real Action Heroes figure. He comes with alternate hands, hair and faces along with many other accessories. We have pre-orders up for it at $274.99.
SHE-RA LETTER OPENER AND SNAKE MOUNTAIN BUSINESS CARD HOLDER
Hey all you MOTU fans, want to spice up your office setting with some cool office supplies? We have the She-Ra Sword of Protection letter opener for $19.99. We also have a cool business card holder in the likeness of Snake Mountain for $39.99!!
STAR TREK REPLICAS
Hey all you Star Trek fans, want a way tp spice up your office sett? Well, we have several new options. First we have the Klingon D’k Tahg Letter Opener for $24.99. Next we have the Star Trek Logo bookends for $69.99. Need a spot for your business card, how about Spocks Hand, for $34.99. Lastly leave all the notes you need with the Star Trek Stick Pad set of 3 for $19.99.
MORTAL KOMBAT KLASSIC 1/4 SCALE MILEENA STATUE
This half-Tarkatan clone of Kitana is dressed in her purple outfit (done in cloth) and wields twin sais. She appears to have a second head sculpt showing her mouthful of razor-sharp teeth. We have this 19″ tall statue of Mileena listed at $349.99.

TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE G2 SIDESWIPE
Sideswipe is done in his G2 black paintjob for this release and comes with a sword, two guns and more. It is listed at $79.99.
TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS 2014 DELUXE SERIES 02 CASE
This latest assortment includes two each of Starscream, FOC Skywarp, Scoop and the Minicon Trio. You can pick up this assortment for $104.99.
THE WALKING DEAD TV SERIES 05 – CASE, SET, SINGLES
Singles are in stock now for Glenn, Maggie, Merle Walker, Tyreese and Charred Walker at $14.99 each. You can also get them as a Set of five for $69.99, or as a Case of 14 (three each of Merle Walker and Glenn, two each of Maggie, Tyreese and Charred Walker) for $159.99, saving you $55 off the MSRP.
TRENDMASTERS VOLTRON GIFT SET RESTOCK
A new shipment of the 1997 die-cast gift set has arrived. It includes all five lions as well as their weapons and the Blazing Sword, and is listed at $139.99.
MASS EFFECT 6″ TURIAN CRUISER SHIP REPLICA
This replica of the ships used by the militaristic Turians comes with a display stand and an insert card with a code for the Mass Effect video game series. It is listed at $29.99, $5 off the MSRP.
17.5″ RED DRAGON STATUE
This statue shows a red dragon with wings outstretched, hissing down from atop a rocky outcropping. It is listed at $264.99.

What’s on Joe Mind Interviews Larry Hama & Mark Cheng

I’m sure folks have seen me talk about Ghost Source Zero several times over the past couple of weeks, and a short while ago, myself and the guys from What’s on Joe Mind spent about an hour with both Larry Hama and Mark Cheng talking about this excellent looking series.

The conversation obviously involves discussions about the Kickstarter Campaign, but also dives into Larry Hama’s thought process, and some very interesting insight into his opinions on the current state of theater and television entertainment.  He’s refreshingly open and engaging, and this is the only place you will ever hear him say the words “throbbing sphincter”.  Hey, we’re not the #1 G.I. Joe podcast for nothing.

Hit up our Podbean page, or check it out embedded below.  Then SUPPORT THE KICKSTARTER FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.  :)

The “hood” is lifted and the 2014 G.I. Joe Convention Clean Sweep is revealed!

Just a few moments ago, the G.I. Joe Con Twitter account mentioned checking “under the hood” and now, they have!

Although I was hoping for perhaps a Repulsor reveal today, instead we get our first look at Clean Sweep’s face underneath the chem hood!

Check out GIJoeCon.com, and I’ve also mirrored the image below.

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