GeneralsJoes Reviews Codename: Iowa Minimalist Prints Series 5 (1986)

group-01What started off as a little get together for G.I. Joe fans in a certain region has now grown to a full fledged G.I. Joe celebration .

Every year, the folks from Codename: Iowa run a fantastic G.I. Joe themed gathering and convention entitled Assembly Required, which has attracted G.I. Joe celebrities like Ron Wagner, former Hasbro designer Matt  Brandenberg, and recently featured a fantastic display case from G.I. Joe DeClassified.  They have fun activities for adults and kids as well as items for sale, and of course, their now famous “Minimalist” prints.

Check out the full review for this latest excellent series of Minimalist prints after the “jump”!

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Big Bad Toy Store processing pre-orders for G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary

If you’ve pre-ordered your G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary product from Big Bad Toy Store, chances are your order is now processing! Reports are coming in from all over that BBTS has started receiving stock and is preparing to ship it out to folks’ homes right this very minute.

Heck, even if you didn’t pre-order, BBTS is showing G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary figures as IN STOCK NOW. Unfortunately the vehicles are sold out.

Add that to the fact that Toys “R” Us is shipping the ComicCon “Danger at the Docks” set and G.I. Joe fans should be having an action packed next 10 days!

We gave you some great “First Looks” right here at YoJoe.com and more reviews will be coming shortly as shipments are received. After a long dry spell, it’ll be great to set some new product in everyone’s hands again.

Yo Joe!

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GeneralsJoes Reviews Sideshow Collectibles 12″ Destro

Unlike many other G.I. Joe fans out there, I was drawn to this 12″ Destro the first minute I saw it.  The great modern touches and terrific vintage throwbacks seemed to create the perfect combination for this Sideshow update.  Granted, it was nowhere near 100% vintage accurate, but I’m one of those folks who doesn’t need that sort of stuff to enjoy a figure.

All in all, as much as I was looking forward to the figure, the end result matched every single expectation I had.

Check out the Sideshow Collectibles Review section, or click the link below to read the review, and if you like what you see, the figure is still in stock at SideshowToy.com!

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Metal Gear Solid fans – Revoltech Micro Solid Snake now in stock at BBTS!

It doesn’t seem like a stretch that Metal Gear and G.I. Joe go together like chocolate and peanut butter. They both involve covert military operatives, future-infused technology, and a healthy dose of crazed personalities with pseudo-supernatural abilities. I’ve often said the perfect G.I. Joe video game for me would be one strongly influenced by Metal Gear.

I’ve seen countless Sold Snake customs throughout the years, and as the great parts library has grown and evolved, those customs have gotten better and better. But perhaps we’re finally at a place where we can own a (relatively) G.I. Joe scale Solid Snake without customizing?!

Revoltech has just released a “Micro” Solid Snake figure, which stands a hair over 4″ tall. That means it’s not quite 100% within G.I. Joe scale, but I believe it works well enough for most collectors and display folks. You can find it at Big Bad Toy Store in stock now!

YouTube Toy Review Pharaoh Black has posted a pretty comprehensive review of the figure, including some nice size comparisons. Check out the review below as well. I’ve just ordered one myself, expect a full review shortly!

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Darkness Falls Episode 17 – The Final Countdown is now online!

First of all, some apologies, as I know this is a very short episode, but the flow of the story just felt right with the shorter episode this week.  It should pick back up next week.

The G.I. Joe team has successfully broken Cobra’s front ranks, but the battle is far from won…and what does General Flagg have up his sleeve?  The Final Countdown begins NOW.  Err…  but it’s a long countdown…  we got like 20 episodes left.

Check out the latest episode in the Darkness Falls section, or the link below!

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