Amazing landmark for YoJoe Pro Users!

Attention YoJoe readers and YoJoe Pro users! A few days ago we made a huge landmark, surpassing 5,000 users of YoJoe Pro, who are managing over ONE MILLION G.I. Joe items in their collections! This is a fantastic mark to reach and a huge thanks to every single one of the YoJoe faithful who have used YoJoe Pro in any of its myriad forms in order to organize their collection, as well as buy, sell, and trade!

For folks who haven’t used YoJoe Pro, why not?!

Sure, there’s somewhat of a lapse of G.I. Joe product at retail, but that’s a perfect opportunity to dive into your existing collection and start filling in some of those holes, or even just get it more organized. Join the over 5,000 other YoJoe Pro members who are using the terrific resources of YoJoe to manage their own collections.

The full details can be found at the YoJoe Pro section right here. Create your account and get to it!

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Disclaimer – Yes, GeneralsJoes is affiliated with YoJoe.com, but that doesn’t mean the YoJoe Pro resource is any less helpful.  Check it out for yourself!

 

TV Spot posted for Community’s “G.I. Jeff” masterpiece

Yeah, it looks like a masterpiece.  I’m actually pretty stunned at how accurately they are allowed to portray some of these Sunbow items…  we have full blown Rattlers, Skystrikers, HISS Tanks, and even Snake Eyes cruising on a RAM motorcycle!  This is craziness, but only in the best possible way.

Check it out on the NBC Youtube page below:

GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #200

As a collective, Marvel G.I. Joe fans have been hotly anticipating this huge release for quite a while now, and finally that day has arrived!  Larry Hama and SL Gallant have teamed up to bring G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #200 to Joe fans everywhere, and it also marks Gallant as the longest running artist in the book’s history!  That seems unbelievable, but it’s true.

Personally, I couldn’t be happier.  Gallant has a great artistic style, and is able to infuse character and dramatic action, while also being very faithful in the representation of realistic elements like weapons and vehicles.  It’s a critical mixture of skills that not many artists can capture.  Gallant does it perfectly.  I couldn’t be more pleased that he now has this landmark to his name, and I am greatly looking forward to his continuing run on this great book.

Click read more to read my entire review.

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For Joe fans eagerly waiting for G.I. Jeff Community episode… a PSA teaser!

To whet our appetites for the G.I. Jeff animated Community episode, they’ve released a teaser featuring one of the infamous PSA’s!

I will step up and fully admit I’ve never watched a single episode of Community, so I’m sure there are some inside jokes going on here, but even without that background, this looks like a hell of a lot of fun.

Check out the teaser below.

Details revealed of the 2104 G.I. Joe Convention Custom Class

Those of us who were lucky enough to score a ticket to the official custom class for the 2014 G.I. Joe convention have been eagerly anticipating word of what the custom figure might be and what parts we should bring.

Well the G.I. Joe Convention Facebook page broke the news yesterday, and I gotta tell you, I’m pretty excited.

The custom character is slated to be “Chef” and at the show will be cast heads for 30th Anniversary Lifeline, a modified Firefly torso, and a plethora of 3D printed accessories, including some “Honey-Do House Bat” weapon attachments.  Pretty cool.

To give folks an idea of what the recipe might look like, check out the images below, and then click the “Read More” link to get the entire run down of this year’s custom class.

Keep following GIJoeCon on Facebook as well for more details!

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Also, check out the great concept art for Chef’s Apron, which may give some indication of what we can expect for 3D printed parts at the con, courtesy of Gyre Viper on the G.I. Joe Discussion Facebook Page:

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For the full rundown, click the Continue Reading link below.

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Awesome education about the world of toy production

If you’re a G.I. Joe fan on Facebook, but are not a member of the G.I. Joe Discussion Facebook group, you are really missing out on some great insight.

Some really fun conversations can be had there, but aside from that, we also get some really great perspective about toy making in general.

Today Gary “Gyre Viper” Head posted a fantastic conversation with a former Hasbro employee who gave him a terrific run down of how certain elements of toy production are performed, and even went through a rough timeline from concept to tooling and production.  These are some great insights into that magical world of toy building that have been somewhat lost in the ether of corporate oversight and management.  This is where the magic happened, and if you’re a toy fan, you owe yourself to check this stuff out.

Hit up this thread on the G.I. Joe Discussion Facebook group to see some great detail on the making of a vehicle from the Real American Hero line.  You’ll feel better for it after wards!

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Kindle Worlds G.I. Joe section is LIVE and waiting for content!

Word came direct from Amazon tonight, that their Kindle Worlds G.I. Joe section has just gone LIVE.

That means Joe fans who are aspiring writers can start generating content and submitting it to Kindle Worlds for listing and potential royalties that come with it.

The full intel can be found here, and you can check out KindleWorlds.com to see what this is all about.

GREAT news!

Okay, so what is going on with G.I. Joe 3?

Okay, now things are getting a little weird.

A few days ago the word spread throughout a Twitter conversation that G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M Chu, who was recently tapped to direct a live action Jem and the Holograms film, was going to do that film first, and push the third G.I. Joe film back.  This news threw G.I. Joe fans for a loop, as news like that does, and suddenly people were certain that the third Joe film was never ever going to happen.

I tried to take a bit more measured approach.

Now, though, on a promotional tour for Hercules, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been asked about the third G.I. Joe film, and through a series of pretty odd questions and answers seems to say they’re waiting for Chu while at the same time still keeping options open for a new director:

Question: Have you guys talked about when another G.I. Joe might happen, because I know Jon Chu’s doing some other things now.

Johnson: Yeah, yeah. Well, the idea is that we would start shooting G.I. Joe in January, in the first quarter of next year. That’s the idea. Look, I love Jon, and I think he did a great job. I get it. He had to go on and do something else. By the way, maybe…

Question: He could still be done by then.

Johnson: Could be, right?

 

And then later…

Question: So do you guys have a G.I. Joe 3 director yet? Are you still looking?

Johnson: We’re still looking, yeah.

Yeah, I don’t particularly get it either.  The interview happened with IGN.com, and the quotes from Johnson are pretty clear, especially at the end, but the interview itself seems oddly structured.

Anyway, hopefully more news on this as it comes about.  I think it’s quite possible that with Chu taking the helm on Jem that perhaps a new director is being sought for the third Joe film, but I also suspect that  Chu could still be done with Jem and end up back in the driver’s seat.  Whatever happens, I suppose it wouldn’t be a G.I. Joe film without some measure of drama to it, right?

Stay tuned!

Preview for IDW G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #200!

The day is finally here!  After what seems like a forever long wait, the landmark 200th issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero arrives on Wednesday, and in celebration of its arrival, you can check out the preview below.

With Larry Hama on writing duties and SL Gallant continuing his impressive art streak, we see a massive G.I. Joe armored division going head to head with Cobra forces in the Utah desert.

Check out the preview below.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #200—GEM OF THE MONTH

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Gallant, Herb Trimpe (c)

This is it: the landmark 200th issue in this long-running series! G.I. JOE returns to the Pit, but things are not as they expected at their homebase. HAWK and DUKE prepare to take the team into a new era, as COBRA’s plans and new threats require a fresh approach.  Join the adventure in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #200 and prepare for the next 200!

FC • 48 pages • $5.99

Bullet points:

  • This is it! The landmark 200th issue of A Real American Hero!
  • Extra-sized issue, with bonus content!
  • Variant cover by Larry Hama!
  • Variant Cover by Herb Trimpe!

Boss Fight Studio reveals first look at some kickin’ weapon sculpts!

We continue to see little snippets of goodies from the toy design aficionados at Boss Fight Studio, and today they revealed some fantastic looking weapon designs!

There have been some little details shown here and there, indicating a proclivity towards Greek Mythology as they kick off this toyline, and these weapons sure look like some awesome bladed hand-to-hand combat tools!

Check out Boss Fight Studio for the full details!  I’ve mirrored an image below.

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