Registration is Live!

The GI Joe Club gave us two exciting pieces of news today.  First registration for the upcoming, and sadly final, GI Joe Club Convention is now live and second we got our first peak at the GI Joe club set.  Get online now to register for the event.  The first figure preview from the convention set is Slaughter’s Marauders Infantry Trooper Footloose.  We last saw Footloose as the 2012 GI Joe Collectors Club Free Membership Figure and here we get him again as part of Slaughter’s Marauders.  If you missed out on the figure 6 years ago here is your chance to get him again… of course in a slightly different deco.  This is a very nice first reveal and I can’t wait to see the next.

Get registered today for the 2018 GI Joe Convention



– 25th Anniversary Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure.

– Modern Era Release of Character based on 1989 SM design.

– Includes removable helmet, harness, assault rifle, rocket launcher, knife, pistol, flashlight, backpack, and G.I. Joe Logo Stand.

(Note: Photo depicts action figure mock-up and final product may slightly differ.)

Collect all these great 3 3/4″ action figures in the 15-figure Python Peril: Marauders to the Rescue! box set.


We interrupt your normally scheduled G.I. Joe news for an important announcement…

A couple of weeks back, I posted an honest and forthright update on GeneralsJoes and how my priorities were shaping up.  I had elected to relax on the toy stuff for a bit and refocus my energies on writing.

To my pleasant surprise, everyone was extremely supportive.  A few folks (Josh, Almon, and Ken you guys ROCK) have even stepped up to volunteer to help with coverage on the site.  It’s been pretty amazing.

Now many of the supportive messages I received wished me luck on my writing endeavors and wanting me to focus on things that made me happy.  To that end, I did want to take a moment to announce that I’m running a Kickstarter campaign for a new Crime/Thriller novel and if you enjoy what I’ve done with my dio-stories and Kindle Worlds fiction, I think you’ll really love this, too.  I’m actually already over halfway through it, there are a measly two weeks left, and I stand at 66% funded.  Lots of awesome friends and thriller lovers have stepped up and things have moved along great, but I’d love a boost as we move forward towards a big finish.

If you’re interested in supporting me or my writing, or even just want a kick ass new thriller novel to read, please consider backing the project.  I think anyone reading this will really enjoy it, and it would mean a TON to me personally to be able to bring this project to life.

Thank you all so much.  Back to your regularly scheduled toy news! 


Duck Duck Goose is a crime/thriller featuring female protagonist Rosa “Goose” Guzman and is the beginning of a new chapter for me as an author with a shift towards realistic thrillers in the vein of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher and James Patterson’s Alex Cross. 

Rosa Guzman is a child of the streets of Springfield, Massachusetts who has been working her whole life to distance herself from her criminal past. Once a member of an East Coast gang, then enlisted in the United States Army, Rosa keeps on running into obstacles on her quest for redemption. Discharged from the military and back in her old neighborhood she now works as a Fugitive Recovery Agent, operating alongside law enforcement to locate and bring in criminals and fugitives from justice.  

When a real estate mogul and local businessman enlists her aid in finding a former employee, Rosa gets embroiled in a sinister cover up and is thrust back into her old life, reliving painful old memories. As she is drawn deeper into this conspiracy, uncomfortable truths emerge between her and the man she’s been paid to find, and the secrets buried there will change her life forever.  

G.I. Joe Collectors Club announces theme for 2018 G.I. Joe Convention

It’s officially the final year for the G.I. Joe Convention, and the Collectors Club has released their convention brochure featuring the theme for the Con, as well as some of the figures we can expect.

And that theme is…  Python Patrol vs. Slaughter’s Marauders!

Okay, up front, I gotta say…  not a big fan of getting further exposure to both of those subteams, which have already been done to death in the past, however, based on the figure roster it seems like there’s a good chance we’ll see the TRU deco for the Python Patrol, which is my personal favorite.

Also, looks like we’ll be getting Sgt. Smasher, a potential repaint for Sgt. Slaughter (and a way to repurpose the SDCC exclusive maybe?) as well as Hardball.  On the 12″ side, there looks to be a Green Beret Machine Gun Outpost.

Check out the full details in the Convention Brochure and stay tuned for more info still to come for the final JoeCon in Chattanooga!

New Boss Fight Studio Bucky O’Hare Pre-Orders!

One of Larry Hama’s other brainchildren, Bucky O’Hare has recently undergone an action figure resurgence with thanks to Boss Fight Studio. Their unique combination of animated styles and crazy sculpting & articulation has completely reinvented the property and catapulted it into the 21st Century.

Now, there are two more pre-orders up and ready for launch, including a super limited edition “Holiday Bucky” repaint limited to only a few hundred pieces.  Don’t miss out!

Collecting the art of G.I. Joe: Volumes 5 and 6 (1990-1994)!

One piece of news that cannot go unnoticed is the latest in a line of Kickstarters by Robert Carson Mataxis of 3D Joes.  Robert is in the final week of his Kickstarter for volumes 5 and 6 of Collecting the art of GI Joe.  These volumes cover the years 1990-1994 and are a celebration of the painted art of GI Joe A Real American Hero.  As of writing this post the Kickstarter has smashed its goal and currently sits at $35,830.  You still have 6 days to get in on this Kickstarter and own a great piece of collecting art.  Volume 5 will feature 158 unique pieces of art and will cover three years of material.  Volume 6 will cover the last two years of figures, vehicles, playsets and peripheral painted art for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.  It will also feature 20 pages of unreleased and international painted art.

Head over to Kickstarter before it’s over.


News from the GI Joe Club

It’s time for Heartwrencher and the Dreadnok Ground Assault 4-WD.  We have been waiting for the release of the Club Exclusive Vehicle with Figure Set since Joe Con last year and as of Thursday we can finally pre-order the set.  I for one cannot get enough of the Cobra Stinger mold and as fans we are always clamoring for more females in the lineup.  This set looks great and may be one of the last vehicle/figure combo’s we see from the club.  Make sure to jump on this right away and get your pre-order in today.

Email from the Club:

(PRE-ORDER) 2018 GI Joe 3 3/4″ Club Exclusive Vehicle with Figure Set: Dreadnok Ground Assault 4-WD Vehicle w/ Dreadnok Mechanic Heartwrencher Figure (1 set)

Part Number: 1-11-18

Price: $64.99


(PRE-ORDER) 2018 GI Joe 3 3/4″ Club Exclusive Vehicle with Figure Set: Dreadnok Ground Assault 4-WD Vehicle w/ Dreadnok Mechanic Heartwrencher Figure (1 set).

Order is billed at the time the order is placed.


Delivery approximately March/April 2018.


Guest Review – the Toys That Made Us G.I. Joe Episode

First and foremost, I want to give a nice shout out to a few folks who have emailed to kindly volunteer their time and energy to supplying content for GeneralsJoes.  I’m hoping to share some more names shortly, but first and foremost is Almon.  He volunteered to pitch in with content, and the first thing he sent over was a review of the G.I. Joe episode of the Netflix documentary series The Toys That Made Us.

Let’s give Almon a warm welcome and check out the review of the episode below!

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GeneralsJoes Reviews Vitruvian HACKS Series 2 Wave 2

I’ve had these in the queue for way too long, and it’s long past time to let folks know how the second wave of the second series of Vitruvian HACKS figures measures up.  Hint – They measure up pretty freaking well.

I’ve updated the Vitruvian HACKS Review Page with the second wave of the Fantasy figures, or you can just check out the reviews by clicking the links below directly.


Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS Orc Conqueror (Female)

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I’m far from an expert on Dungeons and Dragons, it’s one of the few geeky properties that I just never latched onto, but I’m certainly familiar with the nature of Orcs and mages and knights, etc..  Plus I just like awesome action figures and obviously these fit that mold as well.


The female Orc Conqueror had at one point been called the Warband Leader (if I remember correctly) but upon release she is simply the Orc Conqueror (like the first figure) but in the female gender.  Ever since the release of the first series, with figures like Precurse Medusa and Eurayle I’ve really enjoyed the functionality of the female buck in the HACKS figure line.  The narrower limbs retaining the same solidity and fluidity of movement is very impressive, and the rocker ankles work remarkably well.  Unfortunately the peg holes on the feet continue to be an issue even with these new feet and it was a challenge getting my Orc Conquerors to stand on their stands.


As with any of the HACKS figures out there, these Orc Conquerors are sculpted and designed immaculately well.  Great construction, near flawless articulation, and some excellent color choices combine to create yet another new addition to your Series 02 Vitruvian HACKS family and one that’s very much worth checking out.

Interestingly, they did make this version of the Orc a slightly different green skin color than her male counterpart, but she still blends with the rest of the clan really well.  Like many of the figures being released these days, this female Orc comes with two terrific heads, one with a sculpted-on skull helmet/facemask and another without one.  Both are fantastic sculpts full of character.


If I have any real complaints about the look of the figure, it’s that compared to the male version, the female version almost looks a little too polished.  The male Orc has a much more “rugged” wilderness look, like it’s got battered, worn armor and the hide of fur covered animals as its clothes.  Meanwhile, the female Orc has glossy, polished armor and a very decorative belt that makes it stand out somewhat with its broken down counterparts.

That being said, the figure still looks really great.



The female Orc Conqueror comes with two heads, an Orc shield, an Orc knife & club, a belt with two armored hip covers as well as the Medusa armor with a set of gauntlets for the other arm.  I love the accessories here, though as I mentioned in the review, she does end up looking a little more advanced and regal compared to her male counterparts, but she’s written that way as well in the figure bio.  The accessories are really good overall and add some nice spirit to the figure.


Another great figure from Boss Fight Studio.  She uses mostly existing armor but manages to add so many new, interesting twists to them that the figure ends up looking and feeling very new.  It helps that the new legs and heads are fantastic as well.

Really great end result.

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Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS Narissa

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Here’s where I start to reveal just how clueless I am about Dungeons and Dragons.

I believe Narissa, who is being billed as the leader of the “Withered Branch” is what is known as a “dark Elf” or maybe even a “Drow”.  I had a brief fling with D & D in college and I seem to remember digging the Drow’s as a somewhat evil race of Elves.  They’re described as elves with dark skin and white hair, and that certainly seems to apply here.


What also applies is Narissa’s flirtation with evil, which is evident in her bio.  The figure itself is a pretty nice one, though I’ll be the first to admit that the Stheno torso armor isn’t my favorite accessory that Boss Fight has managed to put together for their HACKS line.  The colors used and the method its used for with Narissa works pretty well, giving them a more armored look than their leaf-covered counterparts, yet the armor still looks somewhat natural and organic thanks to the shapes used for Stheno back in Series One.


Like the female Orc Conqueror, Narissa has the decorative armored belt (though without the thigh armor covers) which adds a bit more flair to the figure as well.  The base figure itself is essentially the same as the female Orc, with the new legs and is just as well articulated (yet also suffers from the unfortunate peg hole issues).

Like the Orc, Narissa comes with two heads, which is great because you can buy a few and swap heads around to give her a small army of dark elves to boss around.  The head sculpts are both very well done, I love the sculpting of the hair and the different colors used.  The white hair is cool, but I really love the shade of blue used for the other.



Narissa comes with the two separate heads, the crossbow, bolts, quiver, two elven knives the Stheno armor, Gorgon gauntlets, and the ceremonial belt.  I suspect her accessories would have packed a bit more of a punch if they hadn’t come with Cerisier first, but I still really dig the crossbow and bolts.  I’ll never get tired of those cool knives either.


The leader of the Withered Branch comes lightly equipped with some smaller and easier to carry accessories so she can leap from tree to tree and do her bad ass drow stuff.  I like the accessories for the most part, though as I said, I’m not a huge fan of the Stheno armor.  That being said, the figure is nice.  Probably not my top favorite figure or anything, but a decent one with a potential for adding a nice army of dark elves to the HACKS roster.

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