Confirmation that SDCC “Danger at the Docks” will be available at TRU after SDCC

I feel like I’ve had this conversation a number of times, but I know the lack of a real “official” report left the seed of doubt firmly planted in many fans’ minds. But rest assured, today Toys “R” Us has confirmed, via this section of their website that the G.I. Joe “Danger at the Docks” SDCC Exclusive will be available via TRU.com after its debut at the show.

So for folks who aren’t able to hit up ComicCon, this great looking set will be hitting the TRU website (and if past years are any indication, brick and mortar stores as well).

It’s okay to celebrate now! I’ve mirrored some great press images of the SDCC Exclusive Danger at the Docks set below.

Darkness Falls Episode 13 – Break the Door Down

Cobra’s fierce defense of the temple walls as fallen apart and G.I. Joe has broken through!  While the breach team finds a way to blast through the thick front walls, the Locusts find a free roof to land on…  but things aren’t as easy as they seem!

Check out the Darkness Falls Section, or click the link below.

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BBTS News: Godzilla, Star Wars, Power Rangers, GI Joe, Transformers, Revoltech, DBZ & More!

For folks who missed it, that strange mini HISS Tank with book that was initially offered on Amazon.com also has a pre-order listing from Big Bad Toy Store.  So it looks like whatever this thing is, it does exist.  Strangeness.  Check out the full run of BBTS offerings in the newsletter below.

GI JOE MINI HISS TANK WITH BOOK 
This set includes a mini H.I.S.S. Tank with light and sound, as well as a mini book about GI Joe. It is listed at $12.99.
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TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE MP-08X KING GRIMLOCK WITH BONUS ACCESSORY
This new run of King Grimlock will include his crown, sword and gun as well as a mystery accessory which has not yet been revealed, but will be in packaging reported to be approximately 4″ x 4″ x 3″; final confirmation is still forthcoming. This Masterpiece figure is listed at $279.99.
BBTS EXCLUSIVE GODZILLA VINYL WARS: GODZILLA 1962 SOFUBI (LE 200 OR LESS)
This BigBadToyStore exclusive is limited to a maximum of 200 pieces. He stands 9″ tall and is designed after his appearance in “King Kong Vs. Godzilla” among others. This exclusive piece is priced at $74.99.
STAR WARS R2-D2 ORIGINAL SOUND VIRTUAL LASER KEYBOARD
This R2-D2 has a projection unit just like in the movies, but instead of showing Princess Leia, he creates a laser keyboard for you on any flat, non-clear or non-reflective surface. The keyboard measures 24 cm by 10 cm and can recognize about 350 keystrokes per minute. This fantastic new electronic item is priced at $299.99.
DRAGONBALL Z: S.H. FIGUARTS BROLY
The insane Legendary Super Saiyan stand 7.5″ tall and comes with alternate facial expressions, hands and energy effects. We have him listed at $67.99.
FIGUARTS ZERO GREEN RANGER
The Green Ranger is shown here in his armor, using his Dragon Dagger to summon the mighty Dragonzord. He is priced at $51.99.
MMC R-08 AZALEA THE AVENGER
Azalea changes from female warrior robot to futuristic car and is done in pink and white. She is priced at $59.99.
GI JOE MINI HISS TANK WITH BOOK
This set includes a mini H.I.S.S. Tank with light and sound, as well as a mini book about GI Joe. It is listed at $12.99.
LEGACY OF REVOLTECH FIGURE REISSUES
A number of popular figures from the Revoltech line are being reissued as a part of the Legacy of Revoltech. This month brings LR-008 Convoy/Optimus Prime, LR-009 Ingram 2, LR-010 Type J9 Griffon, LR-011 Elina and LR-012 Type Zero Shiki, and each is listed at $44.99.
1/4 SCALE PREMIUM FORMAT DOCTOR DOOM
This version of Doctor Doom is dressed in his classic armor with cloth tunic and cloak, and comes with classic and modern version of his mask. He stands about two feet tall and is listed at $389.99.
NEW IMPORT EXCLUSIVES
20 new items are up and ready for your viewing pleasure. They include a variety of Sailor Moon items, plus Gundam Kits, a Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger Railway of Lights, items from Dunbine, Ultraman and more.
GORT AND KLAATU RETRO TWO-PACK
This two-pack contains a 4″ Klaatu figure and a 5″ Gort figure, and they are styled to fit in with other retro-style figures. This set is listed at $29.99.
MMC R-09 ZINNIA PARAPAX MEDIC
This green redeco of the R-08 Azalea figure also changes from futuristic car to female medic robot. It is listed at $59.99.
MMC STAG CLEAVERS
This set of two weapons duplicates the weapons used by Terminus Hexatron in the MMC comic. They are chromed and priced at $12.99 for the set.
MN-04 MECHA NATIONS AGE OF EXTINCTION OPTIMUS PRIME
This figure of the ‘silver knight’ version of Optimus Prime stands about 7″ tall and has LED-lit eyes, a metallic paintjob and his sword and shield. It is listed at $124.99.
HYBRID METAL FIGURATION #015 OPTIMUS PRIME
This version of Optimus Prime comes from the Transformers: Dark of the Moon film. He has light-up eyes, his blaster and his battle blades and alternate hands, and is listed at $169.99.
HYBRID METAL FIGURATION #011 DARTH VADER
The Dark Lord of the Sith will soon be available as a super deformed figure with diecast content. He will also include a removable helmet, alternate hands and his red lightsaber, and is listed at $119.99.
HYBRID METAL FIGURATION 1966 #013 BATMAN, #014 ROBIN
The 1966 versions of Batman and Robin are to be produced as a part of the Hybrid Metal Figuration line. Each comes with alternate hands and is priced at $104.99.
HYBRID METAL FIGURATION #012 PINOCCHIO
HMF Pinocchio is loaded with alternate parts, like hands, donkey ears and even a Jiminy Cricket to accompany him. We have this figure listed at $104.99.
ROCKET RACCOON FIGURE BANK – PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE VERSION
One of the heroes of the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie, Rocket is shown here wielding a huge blaster. The piece stands 10″ tall and is listed at $24.99.
DOCTOR WHO K-9 LIGHT & SOUND FIGURE WITH BOOK
K-9 comes to life in this mini figure with light and sound. it also comes with a mini Doctor Who book and is listed at $12.99.
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS NEXT STARTER GAME, BOOKS
The newest edition of the classic role-playing game will soon be on its way, and we have the first releases ready for pre-order. The Starter Game has everything that a starting Game Master and a group of players need to start out, and is listed at $19.99. The first two Hardcover books, the Players Handbook and the Monster Manual, are priced at $49.99 each. The first module, Hoard of the Dragon Queen, sees the players dealing with the Red Wizards of Thay and the Cult of the Dragon, and is priced at $29.99.
NEW BANDAI ANNOUNCEMENT
The new list contains a number of different items, like Grand Ship and Sailing Ship Collection versions of the Thousand Sunny 15th Anniversary ship, 1/100 and 1/144 Gundam kits, and Star Blazers ship. Check out these new items at the link.
ATTACK ON TITAN ARTFX J – 1/8 SCALE LEVI
This PVC piece stands about 11″ tall and shows Levi in his Maneuver Gear. He can be displayed with or without his mantle, and is listed at $109.99.
MY LITTLE PONY MYSTERY MINIS FIGURE SERIES 02 – BOX, RANDOM SINGLE
This new wave includes regular and black-colored ponies as well as a couple of dragons. It is priced at $69.99 for a Box of 12 figures, or $6.99 for a Random Single.
STAR TREK KITCHEN ACCESSORIES
Waiting for your chance at a Worf Cookie Jar or a set of Picard and Riker Salt & Pepper Shakers? Now is your shot! We have listed a variety of new mugs, cookie jars, wall art and more featuring Star Trek characters and ships – check them out at this new list.

TW-HO3 SWAMPER
This oddly-colored alligator is composed of teal, fuchsia and black, and comes with a trainer who can sit in the cockpit on his back. With a few twists and turns, this alligator can change into a robot, and the trainer becomes the head for him. It stands about 8″ tall in robot mode, and is listed at $99.99, $10 off the MSRP.
REFORMATTED R-01D TERMINUS HEXATRON SHADOW EMISSARY
The black version of Hexatron has arrived. He can change into six different forms, comes with a new sword and an alternate maskless helmet, and is listed at $139.99.
TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS 2014 SERIES 02 SET
Our latest shipment of this wave has left us with a good amount of stock of this popular wave, which includes Starscream, Skywarp, Scoop and the Minicon Three-Pack. This Set is priced at $34.99, so if you haven’t picked these figures up yet, now is a great time to do it.
MARVEL LEGENDS INFINITE SERIES – CAPTAIN AMERICA THE WINTER SOLDIER WAVE 02 REVISION 01 – CASE, SET
This revision case includes two each of Captain America, Marvel NOW Captain America, Black Widow and Winter Soldier and is listed at $159.99. We also have the Set of 4 (one of each figure) listed at $79.99.
DRAGONBALL Z: S.H. FIGUARTS SON GOKU
This Goku figure comes with alternate hands, 5 alternate faces and Kamehameha effect parts. He is listed at $39.99.
GX-59 DALTANIOUS
This Soul of Chogokin figure features a spaceship, a robot and a lion that merge into a super robot. It contains diecast content and includes a number of weapons and other accessories. This piece is listed at $199.99, saving you $15 off of the MSRP.
BATMAN AUTOMOBILIA – #034 ARKHAM ASYLUM VIDEO GAME BATMOBILE
This 1/43 scale Batmobile comes in a clear acrylic display and includes a magazine about the vehicle. It is listed at $19.99.
BATMAN AUTOMOBILIA – #033 BATMAN CLASSIC TV SERIES BATGIRL BIKE
We also have Batgirl’s purple motorcycle from the 1966 Batman TV Series. It also comes with a display and a magazine, and is priced at $19.99.
SAINT CLOTH MYTH EX – ARIES SHION (HOLY WAR)
Gold Saint Aries Shion stands over 7″ tall and includes diecast content. He comes with alternate expressions, alternate hands and other accessories, and is listed at $79.99.

Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Amazon unlocked and a big landmark stretch goal is CLOSE!

The fantastic Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Kickstarter campaign hit a big stretch goal today with their 700th backer, unlocking the highly desired Amazon Warrior! She gets automatically added to any “All In” pledges, and is available as a stretch goal for anyone who meets the $115 minimum.

Keep in mind, too, if you want to add the extras to your pledge, please do it BEFORE the Kickstarter ends! All you need to do is just adjust your pledge and add the amount in that you want to spend on extras, then when the Kickstarter ends, you simply choose the ones you want. Over on JoeCustoms, pluv posted a fantastic tutorial:

Now you may be asking why we’re pushing this so hard right now?

Well, it just so happens that the $165,000 stretch goal is very, VERY close. Once that stretch goal hits, not only do we get Medusa’s sister Eurayle and the Myrmidon Warrior unlocked, but also folks who go “All In” at the $500 level (or above) start getting much better deals. It’s a great chance for folks to bump up their pledges and get more for less!

So if you haven’t supported the Boss Fight Studio Kickstarter yet, please consider doing it! They all really appreciate the support.

Hit & Run gets his due – G.I. Joe Collectors Club responds to fan requests

Well, a big kudos to the G.I. Joe Collectors Club for taking the feedback from the fandom and making some tweaks to their FSS 3.0 version of Hit & Run. While we didn’t get the Firefly torso of the concept case version (according to the GIJCC, the head sits really loose on top of it and is not fully compatible), we got what looks like a different head, different webgear, and the green skin that so many fans were asking for (myself included).

It’s pretty late in the design stages to be making these changes, so props to the Club for rolling with the punches and making it happen.

Check out the new image below, and make sure you’re thanking them by signing up for the FSS 3.0!

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Boss Fight Studio Twitter Q & A 9pm Eastern TONIGHT

Are you interested in the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Kickstarter campaign, but have some nagging questions? Do you just want to pick the brains of some highly talented toy designers? Well, if you’re on Twitter, make sure you’re following Boss Fight StudioErik, and Trina tonight so you can pose them your questions! Starting at 9pm EST tonight, Erik and Trina from BFS will be answering Twitter questions from curious toy collectors and fans!

While you’re at it, check out the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Kickstarter…get your questions answered and then make your pledge!

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The Stall Family Tree is complete – FSS 3.0 Bombstrike unveiled!

The last figure from the latest Figure Subscription Service has been revealed, and she looks pretty great. Fans have been clamoring for Bombstrike for quite a while now (especially since FSS 1.0 gave us her two brothers) and it’s great to see such a successful end result.

She sports a newly sculpted Boss Fight Studio head with Renegades Scarlett torso and what looks like the Rise of Cobra Cover Girl arms and legs. Love the black shirt underneath the tan flak vest…and really love that the Stall family has been wrapped up. Of course this makes it just a bit more annoying (to me) that the FSS Barrel Roll is the DTC re-hash instead of the blue and gray like it should have been. Thankfully I have a custom that satisfies that little requirement in my universe, though.

Kudos to the Collectors Club for a very nice looking Figure Subscription Service. My own personal issues with Hit & Run aside, I’m quite happy with most of the selections, and I think they did take some time and listen to the fans, especially when it comes to getting normal versions of the Night Force characters out there. Here’s hoping fan input can make some impact with the end result for Hit & Run as well. Regardless I think things look good, and I’ll be excited for pretty much every package to arrive at my door.

Check out Bombstrike below, and then I’ve also mirrored every single FSS figure to date so you can see them all together. Keep watching GIJoeClub.com for the latest info and announcements! Make sure you hit their FSS Subscription Page as well and order up a set! Registration won’t be open much longer.

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Official Press Images of SDCC 2014 “Danger at the Docks”

Hasbro’s Public Relations firm has made available the high resolution press photos for the ComicCon 2014 “Danger at the Docks” set. This set begins as an SDCC Exclusive, but then should be available at Toys “R” Us following the debut in San Diego.

I know there has been some confusion about the availability of this set, but as first reported right here on YoJoe, the intention is for this set to be available at Toys “R” Us following its release at SDCC. You can find some images below, including a great shot of some brand new accessories built just for this set!

Thanks as always to Hunter PR for making these images available.

Help fund a new backdrop for the G.I. Joe Convention

If you attended the G.I. Joe Convention in Dallas this year, you likely took a picture in front of the special “explosion” backdrop that was featured there. What folks may not realize is that this backdrop was fully paid for by a devoted G.I. Joe fan, and the reaction it received has encouraged him to try something new and exciting for JoeCon next year!

The only catch? It’s an expensive proposition and he needs your help to fund it.

Ted has started a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the next Photographic Backdrop for the G.I. Joe Convention! All of the details are on this YoJoe thread, and you can find the Kickstarter campaign right here. He’s not asking for much, so let’s see what we can do to help this get off the ground.

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Di Bonaventura confirms that Chu is out of G.I. Joe 3 – Filming begins 2015

On the promotional tour for the latest Transformers blockbuster, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (who also produces the G.I. Joe films) was asked about the current status of G.I. Joe 3 by the folks at Collider. He confirmed earlier rumors from Dwayne Johnson that filming would begin in early 2015, and even more than that, fully put to bed the question of whether or not Jon Chu was returning to direct the third film.

Speaking of the directing efforts, Di Bonaventura said:

“We’re just starting [to talk to directors]. We’re negotiating with a writer right now, and once we close that deal—which should be any moment—then we’ll have a story locked down. I’m really excited about it.”

Interestingly, he also says they’re “negotiating with a writer”. Reports were that Evan Daugherty was writing the treatment, but either that’s changed, or he is being brought back to add some more polish to the script. As far as the shooting schedule goes, the producer says the following:

“G.I. Joe 3 we are trying to get going, starting early next year…I think it’ll be a little later than [January]. I think February or March is probably more realistic. We were originally shooting for January and I think it’s slid a little bit, but you never know. It’s still a little too early to tell yet.”

Again, this aligns with the rumors from Johnson reported several months ago. Speaking of Johnson, Di Bonaventura was quick to mention that he will play a central role in the third G.I. Joe film, but that other cast had yet to be determined. Obviously with the Arashikage symbol so front and center on the movie poster, you know there are some strong ninja elements at play…but it’s curious to see how few other commitments we have yet.

One things for sure, it’s sounding like G.I. Joe’s 51st Anniversary year is sure to be more eventful than his 50th.

Check Collider for full details.

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