Transformers: Devastation, Toy Soldiers: War Chest on sale at Amazon

If you’re like me, you’ve been captivated by Transformers: Devastation ever since you saw the first trailer for it…well, now Amazon has it at a great, low price, only around $35!  Click the image below to grab it while it lasts!

Along with this, the great looking Toy Soldiers: War Chest game featuring G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (and Masters of the Universe) characters is only $19.99!

Along with video games, Amazon obviously has a ton of other great deals as well, including the Jurassic Park Blu-Ray collection for only $25:

And an Amazon Fire Tablet for $35!

Tons of other great Amazon Black Friday deals, too, and if you use the affiliate links above you help support the site! Happy shopping!

G.I. Joe Kindle Worlds Crossover Event – G.I. Joe Legacy

An exciting announcement from the minds behind several of the G.I. Joe Kindle Worlds novels!

For Immediate Release


The four best-selling authors who recently competed in the GI Joe Hasbro Kindle Worlds Fan Vote contest, Jim Beard, Justin Bell, Bill Nedrow, and Troy Osgood, are joining forces to publish a four-part GI Joe story to launch this January on Amazon’s Kindle Worlds platform.

GI JOE: LEGACY will spotlight the four GI Joe characters from the contest in a sprawling, action-fueled saga that spans more than four decades, and will be published once a month for four months. Each author’s short story may be read on its own, but also as “chapters” of the larger adventure. In addition, Beard, Bell, Nedrow, and Osgood will write the stories in “round robin” fashion, each building off the previous installment.

The Kindle Worlds publication schedule will be:

GI JOE: LEGACY, PART 1 by Jim Beard (Adventure Team Marcus) – January 1st, 2016

GI JOE: LEGACY, PART 2 by Bill Nedrow (Stiletto) – February 1st, 2016

GI JOE: LEGACY, PART 3 by Justin Bell (Whisper) – March 1st, 2016

GI JOE: LEGACY, PART 4 by Troy Osgood (Blackjack) – April 1st, 2016

Please visit the Tales of GI Joe Facebook page for updates, as well as the author’s Amazon pages:

I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this exciting upcoming event!  I think it’ll be a lot of fun for readers, and I’m sure it’ll be a ton of fun for us authors, too.

Stay tuned, it’s coming fast!

G.I. Joe Holiday Deals at Entertainment Earth

Leading up to the huge holiday weekend, Entertainment Earth has some great bargains on select G.I. Joe items.  Check out the links below!

G.I. Joe: Renegades 4-Pack only $14.10!

G.I. Joe Renegades Pack Action Figures

G.I. Joe: Retaliation 4-Pack only $13.00!

G.I. Joe Retaliation Premiere Pack Action Figures

50th Anniversary Desert Duel only $40.00!

G.I. Joe Desert Duel Vehicles with Action Figures Exclusive

50th Anniversary 2014 Wave 2 set only $18.00

G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary Action Figures 2-Packs Wave 2 Set

Don’t forget there are all sorts of Funko POP! collectibles, Gentle Giant Jumbos available and many other items, too! Check out their full selection at!

Happy Thanksgiving from GeneralsJoes

I’d like to take a moment to wish all my readers and everyone else a very Happy Thanksgiving.  Hopefully you all have a lot to be thankful for.

I know it’s been an up and down year for me personally in my “real life” but it’s always helped to have that strong community of online friends to turn to in those times and forget the struggle for just a little while.  I’m deeply thankful for all of you for being there when I needed a pick me up this year and for having my back.

Here’s to another great holiday season and a look forward to better times in 2016!


Loyal Subjects Black Friday Sale features some familiar faces

Starting TONIGHT at 11:59pm Pacific Time the Loyal Subjects will be holding a special Black Friday sale, offering 40% off some upcoming products.

Included in those products are some very cool looking G.I. Joe exclusives, including a blue Baroness, Python Patrol, Glow in the Dark Snake Eyes, and an Arctic Firefly. For anyone who hasn’t gotten into them yet, you really need to check out their next generation of collectible articulated figures. They are VERY cool.


Keep your eyes on to see the latest!

Baroness – V2 Blue Variant
Blister Card – Ed 750
14 pts of articulation, interchangeable accessories
Ships Spring 2016
Under License from Hasbro Inc, 2016.
Snake Eyes – GID Variant
Blister Card – Ed 750
14 pts of articulation, interchangeable accessories.
Ships Spring 2016
Under License from Hasbro Inc, 2016
Firefly- Polar Force Variant
Blister Card – Ed 750
14 pts of articulation, interchangeable accessories
Ships Spring 2016
Under License from Hasbro Inc, 2016
Crimson Guard/Copperhead – Python Patrol
Windowbox – Ed 750
14 pts of articulation, interchangeable accessories
Ships Spring 2016
Under License from Hasbro Inc, 2016
Along with these there are some very fun looking MOTU pieces (with glow in the dark!) and TMNT items as well.

Check throughout Black Friday weekend to grab some of these great deals!

Kindle Worlds Fan Vote figures – let your voices be heard

One thing that has been abundantly clear throughout the process of the fan vote for the Kindle Worlds character to be made into a figure is that the G.I. Joe community is starved for new characters and there seems to be a lot of support towards getting all four of the Kindle Worlds figures made.

For obvious reasons, I think I speak for myself, Troy, and Jim when I say we are 110% behind this idea!

Bill has started a thread over on about this topic and will be collecting information from folks who might want to send their support directly to Hasbro.  Please check the thread and let your voices be heard!

Bill has suggested collecting actual, physical letters since that tends to have more impact than Internet discussions, and I find it hard to disagree.  Bill has kindly offered up his mailing address to collect the letters, but for obvious reasons I won’t post it here.

If you need his address and cannot get on the HISSTank thread for whatever reason, please e-mail me at justin AT with the word “kindle” in the subject line and I’ll make sure we can get Bill’s address to you.

I can’t thank everyone for all their kind words and support throughout this process, and even though Whisper didn’t win, this has been a fun experience and I’ve appreciated getting to know the fellow Kindle World authors.


Preview for IDW’s G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #220

Can I just reiterate how much I love SL Gallant’s artwork on this book?  Even during this short preview I have such an awesome feeling of nostalgia.  Great stuff.

Part Two of the COBRA World Order is in stores this Wednesday.  Check out the preview below, but more importantly, get to your local comic shop and BUY IT on Wednesday!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #220: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 2

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)

Once G.I. Joe uncovers more about Cobra’s sinister plot, the villainous organization goes to ground and consolidates its forces. Cobra’s Master Plan is set to begin and G.I. Joe will not be prepared for the epic scale of the coming caranage!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • COBRA WORLD ORDER heats up!

The fans have decided on the Kindle Worlds character…

…and it’s Bill Nedrow’s Stiletto!

I won’t say I’m not disappointed.  In fact disappointed may be an understatement, but Bill did an excellent job fleshing out his character and she looks like she’ll make one hell of a G.I. Joe action figure, so props to Bill for his victory.

Check out the article on Hasbro Pulse for all the details.


Writers Room from Transformers films makes its way to G.I. Joe

Paramount made waves last year when it announced a “writer’s room” with some heavy hitting film writers and developers who were all working together to build a cohesive universe for the continuation of the Transformers series of films with Michael Bay apparently stepping away from the franchise.

Well, according to Nerdist, a similar writer’s room is now forming on other Hasbro properties, including G.I. Joe and Micronauts.

This is an interesting conundrum for fans of G.I. Joe, because while a concerted team of folks working on future film development is certainly proof that Hasbro (and Paramount) are committed to investing in the future of the brand, it most assuredly means the next G.I. Joe film is likely still a few years away.

Perhaps that’s a good thing?  While many fans felt that G.I. Joe: Retaliation was a step in the right direction, it wasn’t especially well-received by the movie going public, and the delay in release certainly didn’t set a good precedent either.  With the recent financial hiccup with Jem and the Holograms, it seems that Hasbro is investing in this writer’s room to hopefully not make the same mistake with this next generation of G.I. Joe films.

Now, just because this writer’s room is happening doesn’t necessarily mean the first two Joe films are being wiped from Hollywood memory.  After all, the writer’s room worked to develop Transformers 5, which is essentially a continuation of the film franchise.

How this all turns out is anyone’s guess, but the mere fact that this writer’s room is focusing on G.I. Joe is potentially good news for fans of the franchise.  It’s proof that G.I. Joe’s  future in Hollywood isn’t yet decided, and in fact steps are being taken to try and put together a powerful film franchise.

The leader of the writer’s room working on these other properties is Akiva Goldsman (the same man who led the Transformers team), though who the actual other members are, at this point, unknown.  If some of the members remain the same, we could get some pretty powerful Hollywood talent focused on G.I. Joe, including Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead), Zak Penn (The Avengers w/ Joss Whedon), Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (Iron Man), and Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari (Ant Man).  Now it’s clear that these folks won’t likely all join Goldsman on the G.I. Joe film brand, but it’s still a fun thing to consider.

Check out the latest news on the Nerdist article here, and to get an idea of what the Transformers Writer’s Room was trying to accomplish, check out this Deadline article for more info.


The Full Force Series 2 – Episode Five: The Awankening!

Those wonderful blokes from across the pond have put together a new episode of The Full Force podcast, this one putting a strong focus on the intriguing links between Star Wars and G.I. Joe throughout Palitoy history.

Former Hasbro designers (and current Boss Fighters) Erich Ridlon and Erik Arana join the crew to discuss work they did for the Star Wars toyline, and we get all sorts of other great toy related talk.

Check out the Podbean page for the latest episode, or click the embedded player below.  Also make sure you’re staying up to date via their Facebook Page.