While Hot Toys teases a Vision figure, War Machine goes up for pre-order

For any of you “gotta catch ’em all” Hot Toys fans, things are likely getting really expensive really quickly!  Today Hot Toys teased their new Avengers: Age of Ultron Vision 1:6 scale figure, and then released the pre-order for the Age of Ultron War Machine.

Vision can be seen here:

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You can also pre-order War Machine at Sideshow Collectibles and check out images below.

Marvel Studios news catch up extraveganza!

So while JoeCon was happening in Springfield last week, Marvel Studios was busy unleashing great new stuff upon the geek world.

As we all should know by now, Daredevil hit Netflix on Friday, and while I’ve only managed to catch two episodes so far, Marvel was kind enough to post the official red uniform! Check out the mirrored images below.

I am in full fledged GEEK OUT mode about this costume.  It retains the great red style of the comic, with just the right amount of cinematic updates.  I could see this guy co-existing in an Avengers universe.

Along with this,a series of clips from Avengers: Age of Ultron have been released as well, systematically blowing my mind.

Lastly, a brand spanking new Ant Man trailer was launched, and it’s about 175% better than the last one. Shrinking action, running with ants and Yellowjacket! This film just leaped up in my “must see” list. Great stuff.

I mean, seriously… can you believe this? Daredevil, Avengers, and Ant Man movie/TV news all in one weekend? What crazy world is this? It’s AwesomeWorld, that’s what.

As I recover from JoeCon, my non-G.I. Joe news will get gradually worked back in, but I’m still wanting to focus a lot of attention on the G.I. Joe side, since there’s still a lot to talk about there.

Rest in Peace, Herb Trimpe

I’m very sad to report that according to multiple sources, former G.I. Joe comic artist and writer Herb Trimpe has passed away.

Any fan of G.I. Joe has an intimate and immediate connection with Mr. Trimpe, serving as the artist for the beginning of the world-changing G.I. Joe comic series, and playing a role throughout that same series for much of its run.

Even above and beyond that, Mr. Trimpe was the artist that originally brought Wolverine to life and had a long and established comic career.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Trimpe’s family and friends.

Press Release for G.I. Joe: Strike from Backflip Studios

One of the items that got pretty quickly overlooked during JoeCon over the weekend was the announcement that a new mobile game by Backflip Studios is in the development stages for G.I. Joe.  At the moment it’s being announced for IOS only, but let’s hope more platforms are available soon.

Courtesy of Pop-Critica, check out the press release and some screen shots below:

BACKFLIP STUDIOS™ AND HASBRO® HIGHLIGHT LEGENDARY G.I. JOE NINJA SAGA WITH NEW MOBILE GAME LAUNCHING THIS SUMMER

G.I. JOE Strike taps into nostalgic roots and presents new adventures with Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow

BOULDER, Colo., (April 9, 2015) – From the studio that brought you the hit franchises Paper Toss, DragonVale and NinJump, comes G.I. JOE Strike – a fast-paced, cinematic action mobile game based on the timeless G.I. Joe franchise. The game is packed with pocket-sized versions of the larger-than-life characters of the Hasbro universe. Set to launch this summer, G.I. JOE Strike will be the next iOS game introduced by Backflip Studios following its strategic partnership with the toy company.

“The G.I. JOE brand is a treasured gem. The adventures of G.I. Joe vs. Cobra has sparked the imaginations of generations of fans, whether they grew up on the G.I. Joe comics, the cartoons or the movies,” said Julian Farrior, CEO of Backflip Studios. “G.I. JOE Strike blends the unforgettable environments of the original mini-series with the new-age reimagining of the beloved characters, giving players of all ages something to connect with.

G.I. JOE Strike seamlessly combines dynamic, engaging combat and easy to use, responsive touch controls with the timeless lore of the Arashikage Clan. Can you hold off the enemy ninja clan long enough to reach the final showdown against your archrival, STORM SHADOW? With more than one hundred collectable and upgradable ability cards, players can lead their own covert mission as SNAKE EYES, one of the original and most popular members of the G.I. JOE team, through several iconic locations to become the ultimate ninja commando.

“The release of G.I. JOE Strike is just one example of how we continue to expand within the digital space and the characters and settings of G.I. JOE are an obvious fit for digital gaming,” said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President, Digital Gaming and Corporate Development at Hasbro. “By leveraging our investment with Backflip Studios, we are able to bring some of the most popular Hasbro titles to life in a totally new form and environment for people to enjoy on their mobile device.”

Get ready to play G.I. JOE Strike, expected to launch early this summer from Backflip Studios.

About Backflip Studios
Backflip Studios develops and publishes absurdly fun mobile games for iOS and Android devices. The company’s portfolio of top ranked games, which include hit franchises such as DragonVale, Paper Toss, NinJump, Spellfall, PlunderNauts, and Army of Darkness Defense, have been downloaded over 350 million times and are played by more than 33 million active users per month. The company is based in Boulder, Colorado. Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) has a majority ownership stake in Backflip Studios.

About Hasbro
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH, TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families around the world. The Company’s Hasbro Studios creates entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film and more. Through the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. Learn more at www.hasbro.com and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews).