Two exciting comic based pre-orders/reveals from our friends at Sideshow Collectibles today. First of all, pre-orders are now live for the Avengers: Age of Ultron Black Widow. And while pre-orders will not be live until tomorrow, we get a first good look at the upcoming DC Green Lantern figure as well.
Both look really great and are sure to be awesome additions to your collections. Check them both out below.
Inspired by the Hasbro vintage GI Joe A Real American Hero figure, Gentle Giant is proud to bring you the GI Joe Commando, Code Name: SNAKE EYES. One of the first figures released in the series that started in 1982, this fan favorite continues our amazing series of jumbo vintage figures.From the GI Joe Command File:
Snake Eyes is proficient in 12 different unarmed fighting systems (Karate, Kung-Fu, Jujitsu) and is highly skilled in the use of edged weapons. Has received extensive training in mountaineering, underwater demolitions, jungle, desert and arctic survival, and some form of holistic medicine. Qualified Expert: All NATO and Warsaw pact small arms.
“The man is a total mystery, but he’s really good at his job, heck, he’s the best.”
The GI Joe A Real American Hero Jumbo Figure line features reproductions of the original 3 ¾” figures, using digital scanning and outputting to create an exact replica, only larger. Each figure will be reproduced using the original engineering, right down to the internal rubber band. The figures will be injection molded with durable plastics.
Each GI Joe A Real American Hero Jumbo Figure will include accurate articulation, all of the characters accessories, and will be packaged on a backer card featuring photos and artwork from the original packaging, all the way down to the File Card on the back.
Marvel TV, DC TV… there’s room for love of all of it here at GeneralsJoes.
Tuesday nights are always exciting for comic fans, though many of them try to force some kind of conflict between the Marvel and DC universes rather than just embrace the fact that there’s actually a SHIELD and Flash television show both currently airing on TV. That’s a pretty cool thing in and of itself.
Promos have been posted for next week’s installments:
Agents of SHIELD Season 2 episode 14, ‘Love in the time of Hydra’
It’s a sad day for toy fans everywhere. According to HISSTank.com (via the Commercial Observer) the Times Square Toys “R” Us location is likely to decline renewing their lease for the store, although they are likely to get some other retail space nearby.
I’ve gone out of my way to visit this store every single time I’ve been to the city (which was for about 7 straight years for various Toy Fair events) and I’m very sad to hear of its closing. It wasn’t some “toy mecca” of new product or the latest and greatest toys, but it was a statement of the impact of toy stores on all of us, young and old. With a Ferris Wheel, a lifesized Barbie Dreamhouse, a looming dinosaur, and an environment of out of this world fun, it was a fantastic place to visit, even if it rarely had the newest G.I. Joe toys I was looking for.
I had always promised that I’d bring my daughters to it one day, and I’m sad that this is likely never to come to pass, it’s an experience I’m certain they would have enjoyed, even if their favorite Frozen toys weren’t in stock and ready to buy.
I think we all knew that Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra and Transformers and G.I. Joe were both limited series, but this still seems like an abbreviated month for IDW G.I. Joe comics.
As of this point, the only G.I. Joe comic slated for release in June is G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #215.
Is this another momentary break, or a sign of some longer lasting gap for G.I. Joe at local comic shops? Let’s see what we can find out… until then, check out the solicitation for Real American Hero #215 below.
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #215
Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)
“The Death of Snake Eyes,” Part 4. As a hero falls, a new one must rise to take his place. G.I. JOE mourns Snake Eyes and prepares for what comes next…
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #215—“The Death of Snake Eyes,” Part 4—Subscription Variant
Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Antonio Fuso (c)