Darkness Falls Episode 26 – A Light in the Darkness

Leaving Cobra Commander’s throne room in rubble, the G.I. Joe team uncovers a sinister secret passageway leading down into the depths of the Cobra temple.

But what waits for them down below?  And will everyone survive?

Signs point to no…

Check out the Darkness Falls section for the latest chapter, or click the link below.

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IDW G.I. Joe Solicitations for December, 2014

We’re back to three ongoing G.I. Joe themed titles during the month and all is right with the world. IDW Publishing has also released their solicitations for December, 2014, and you can check out the covers and short descriptions below. I am absolutely in love with that Gallant G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #209 cover. It’s a beaut!

Click the “Continue Reading” link to check out the full solicitation list.

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Transformers Collectors Club officially reveals FSS 3.0 Serpent O.R.

While most (if not all) of us saw the Serpent O.R. reveal from Botcon a few months ago, yesterday, the TFCC made it even more official and released the images of their upcoming FSS 3.0 entry for Serpent O.R. Based on the character from the Devils Due G.I. Joe vs. Transformers: The Art of War limited series, this figure looks pretty nice! It will be very interesting to see how his story intertwines with Marissa Fairborne. IDW writer Jim Sorenson recently revealed on Facebook that he was writing the bio’s for each figure, so there is certain to be some interesting back story here.

Check out the figure below, and make sure to check out TransformersClub.com to join FSS 3.0, time is running out!

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G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary Wave 2 at retail and online!

When Hasbro unexpectedly divided up the G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary 2-Packs into two separate waves, many fans grew a bit concerned that the move might mean some of the product wasn’t making it to market. However, recent reports have showed sightings of the second wave at Toys “R” Us stores across the country, and now Big Bad Toy Store has posted pre-orders for the shared exclusive line.

Check out those Pre-Orders below:

Get ‘em quick!

Discovery is rebranding the Hub – what does it really mean?

Yesterday, word quietly came out that Discovery would be rebranding “The Hub”, the channel they operated alongside Hasbro for the past five years, in hopes of competing with channels like Nickelodeon and Disney. Overall, it would seem the experiment should be considered a failure, as after those five years, Discovery is apparently going to rebrand it as Discovery Family and tweak the format slightly to appeal to both children and families. This rebrand involves buying back some of Hasbro’s stake in the channel and at least from the surface, eliminating the connection to Hasbro’s apparently failed enterprise.

But what some folks aren’t talking about is that Hasbro still owns a significant piece of the channel, and still has the programming block from 9:00am – 3:00pm, so it’s not like Hasbro is just throwing up their hands and walking away.

Also, I do wonder just how much of a “failure” the enterprise should be considered. Look, I have no love for what Hasbro did to G.I. Joe: Renegades, and I think the Hub was the perfect platform to aggressively relaunch and remarket the brand. They totally and completely dropped the ball on that. They actually didn’t drop the ball, they threw it directly into the ground and stomped on it, and I think that stands as one of the most foolish things they’ve done over the past several years.

However, the Hub was the catalyst for keeping Transformers relevant with kids via Transformers: Prime, and even more importantly Transformers: Rescue Bots. Even moreso, the cultural phenomenon of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic likely would not have transpired if not for the Hub, and regardless of whether or not the Hub captured the market share it needed to be relevant (it obviously did not), I’m sure it sold a lot of toys and a lot of broadcast rights to Netflix, so perhaps there were enough nuggets of success in there

All that being said, I still remember how thrilled I was to hear about the emergence of the Hub. I remember calling Comcast and completely revamping my cable package so I could be sure I had the channel. The lead up to and events of the G.I. Joe: Renegades series were some of my most memorable times over the past several years. It’s a real shame that five years later essentially no evidence of those great several months will really exist. I would imagine this doesn’t spell good news for the chances of a future G.I. Joe animated series either. I don’t think the door can be completely shut on that, but the reduced Hasbro stake in the Hub certainly doesn’t do any of us any favors.

Check out the full article outlining this on Deadline.com and to remember the simpler days, check out my G.I. Joe: Renegades Super Section where I posted character outlines, episode guides, and all sorts of fun stuff.

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Detailed write up for the G.I. Joe themed episode of SyFy’s “Face Off”

Over on YoJoe.com, stalwart contributor “skinny” took some serious time during and after the Face Off episode last night and wrote up a great report on what went down and his opinions on the various masks and effects that the creators were able to come up with.  He also pulled some great images as well.

Check out the great write up over on YoJoe.com and big thanks to skinny for taking the time to do it!

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Amazon Exclusive “Mini Light & Sound HISS Tank” is now in stock!

Quite a while ago, we spotlighted a strange entry on Amazon.com for a Mini HISS w/ Light & Sound, and now those same HISS Tanks appear to be in stock and shipping! Twitter user Page Warner reports receipt of the item along with some great pictures. It features real machine gun sounds and two light up cannons.

Check this bad boy out now on Amazon.com or click the banner below.

Darkness Falls Two for One – Episodes 24 & 25 now online

I made some great progress on the Darkness Falls story over the past week, and with episode 24 being somewhat short, I decided to post two episodes today!

Cobra Commander travels deeper into the sprawling Cobra compound, looking for a way to escape, only to find that escape isn’t the main goal.  Operation: Eclipse is still alive and well, and the Crimson Twins have plans to make it happen.

Meanwhile, the G.I. Joe team is hot on his trail and coming ever closer to a final confrontation…but they’ll need help from an unlikely ally.  Check out the Darkness Falls section for the two latest episodes or click the links below.

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Coil Con V is tomorrow September 13th! Custom Cards for Shrike and Weaponsmith!

We’ve been trying to stay right on top of the Coil Con V announcements, and here we are, right around the corner! Tomorrow, September 13th the fifth annual Coil Con launches at the Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

YoJoe and GeneralsJoes have been proud to show readers the exclusive preview images of the exclusive figures available at Coil Con V, and now the custom cards for those figures are posted!

Check out the custom cards below and be sure to hit up CoilCon.com for the latest info!

NERD RAGE TOYS – Sponsorship Update!

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