1000 Toys BAIT Storm Shadow revealed

During ComicCon over the weekend, 1000 Toys not only launched the pre-order for their upcoming 12″ Snake Eyes, but also debuted a first look at Storm Shadow as well!

And holy crap.  I LOVE that Storm Shadow.  It’s a completely unique take on the COBRA Ninja, with a fantastic looking robotic head sculpt and some insane looking articulation, yet still manages to have the look and feel of the classic character.

The more I look at these two figures, the more I feel like I need them in my Detolf display case, and the more I wonder how the heck I would possibly afford it.  Check out the images below and big thanks to Chris from The Full Force for the heads up!

BAIT x 1000 Toys Snake Eyes up for limited Pre-Order!

For what is sure to be a very limited time opportunity, the BAIT x 1000 Toys 12″ Snake Eyes figure is up for pre-order at nsurgo.com!  Due for release in conjunction for SDCC 2016 (so any time now, then?) this is expected to be very limited quantities.

Pre-Order it right here!

IDW Publishing Solicitations gives first look at post Revolution G.I. Joe

Although IDW’s Revolution storyline kicks off in September, the first G.I. Joe book spinning out of that event releases in October.  IDW Publishing just sent out the solicitation information for October, so, as one might expect, some new tidbits about G.I. Joe’s new direction can be found within.

Below I’m posting any relevant G.I. Joe solicitations as well as the Revolution comic itself, considering any potential tie ins with the main Joe title.  Obviously Hama’s Real American Hero comic is chugging right along as well!  Check out all the details below.

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G.I. JOE: Revolution #1—SPOTLIGHT

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milogiannis (a) • Aaron Conley (c)

G.I. JOE IS BACK! Thanks to the events of REVOLUTION, the G.I. Joe team led by Scarlett returns to the fray, leading the charge against invading TRANSFORMERS and other aliens. But when a US military defense base goes dark, Scarlett has reason to suspect that these enemy forces may have infiltrated G.I. Joe. It’s up to her, Roadblock, Rock ‘n Roll, Quick Kick, Wild Bill, and Shipwreck to move in and root out any traitors before the facility falls into the wrong hands!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: Revolution #1—Subscription Variant

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milogiannis (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: Revolution #1—Blank Sketch Variant

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milogiannis (a) • Blank sketch (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • G.I. JOE returns to the fray!
  • A key one-shot connected to the world of REVOLUTION!
  • Variant cover by Ken Christiansen, part of a 13-part connected cover!

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Action Man: Revolution #1—SPOTLIGHT

John Barber (w) •  Paolo Villanelli (a) • Drew Johnson (c)

REVOLUTION WORLDWIDE! While the battle between TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, M.A.S.K., and ROM rages across the Earth, the U.K.’s top field agent, ACTION MAN, tracks down the mystery of ORE-13—and finds an unusual metal ally!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Action Man: Revolution #1—Subscription Variant

John Barber (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Action Man: Revolution #1—Blank Sketch Variant

John Barber (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a) • Blank sketch (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Variant cover by Ken Christiansen, part of a 13-part connected cover!

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #233: Snake In The Grass, Part 4

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

As the allegiance of the traitors within Cobra and G.I. Joe shifts, new allies come to the fore… but new enemies also rise out of the woodwork, and they could lead to revolt within G.I. Joe and Cobra alike!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #233: Snake In The Grass, Part 4—Subscription Variant

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • John Royle (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, Vol. 16

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

COBRA COMMANDER believes he has disposed of all the COBRA members that were planning to strike against him. But with Destro saving all his men from the Silent Castle and Zartan leading his group away before any harm could come to them, the Commander’s COBRA Nation might be in more trouble than he thinks. Collects issues #226–230.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 120 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-732-1

Bullet points:

  • The Classic Series Continues!

Revolution #3 (of 5)—SPOTLIGHT

Cullen Bunn & John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Tradd Moore (c)

THEY CAME FROM MICROSPACE! What terror reaches through the tendrils of entropy into our universe—and why does ROM want to kill it? Meanwhile, M.A.S.K.’s MATT TRAKKER makes a startling discovery about the TRANSFORMERS—but will G.I. JOE’s SCARLETT believe him?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Revolution #3 (of 5)—Brandon Peterson Variant

Cullen Bunn & John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Brandon Peterson (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Revolution #3 (of 5)—John Byrne “Official Handbook” Variant

Cullen Bunn & John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • John Byrne (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Revolution #3 (of 5)—Propaganda Variant

Cullen Bunn & John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • James Biggie (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Revolution #3 (of 5)—Imaginary 2-Pack Toy Variant

Cullen Bunn & John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Adam Riches (c)

FC • 40 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Variant cover by Ken Christiansen, part of a 13-part connected cover!

Revolution #4 (of 5)—SPOTLIGHT

Cullen Bunn & John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Tradd Moore (c)

SILENT INTERLUDE! One human has the skill to break into AUTOBOT CITY—but what is SNAKE EYES going to do when he finds himself face-to-knee with OPTIMUS PRIME? And outside, MILES MAYHEM and the M.A.S.K. team wait to see who walks out alive…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Revolution #4 (of 5)—Brandon Peterson Variant

Cullen Bunn & John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Brandon Peterson (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Revolution #4 (of 5)—John Byrne “Official Handbook” Variant

Cullen Bunn & John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • John Byrne (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Revolution #4 (of 5)—Propaganda Variant

Cullen Bunn & John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • James Biggie (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Revolution #4 (of 5)—Imaginary 2-Pack Toy Variant

Cullen Bunn & John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Adam Riches (c)

FC • 40 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Variant cover by Ken Christiansen, part of a 13-part connected cover!

San Diego ComicCon Preview Night reveals carded images of 2016 G.I. Joe line

Over on HissTank.com, images from affiliate site Toyark have been mirrored giving us our first look at the carded design for the upcoming G.I. Joe line, scheduled to hit retailers in November of this year.  The fine folks at Toyark took a TON of pictures, and I’ve mirrored several of them below, but you should pop on over to HissTank.com to check them all out.

No real surprises here, but some nice shots and the obvious omission of the “50th Anniversary” logo on the packages.  Check it out!

Something in the works between Hasbro and High End toy company 3A

Not too long ago, news leaked out about a collaboration between Hasbro and BAIT/1000 Toys on a new high end 12″ Snake Eyes figure, but it looks like it won’t just be those two companies working together on boutique collector items.

On WorldofThreeA.com (as well as their Facebook page) a teaser image has been posted which seems to indicate that 3A has acquired rights to produce items based within the Hasbro universe, including properties like G.I. Joe, Transformers, and ROM.  The 3A aesthetic is pretty popular among collectors, and it will be fascinating to see how that aesthetic translates to our favorite Real American Heroes.  Keep checking WorldofThreeA for updates, I know I will!

Big thanks to Chris from The Full Force podcast for the heads up.

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GI JOE convention exclusives, 1:18 scale military armor and aircraft!

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Hello, all. We wanted to let you know about some fairly unique, harder-to-find items recently stocked here at SMALLJOES. First, we’ve added a large selection of GI JOE convention exclusive figures 2002 – 2016. Next, we’ve listed a large collection of boxed 1:18 scale military aircraft and armor. Take a look below for the details!

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Looking to add some GI JOE convention exclusive figures to your collection? Listed now are nearly 200 figures that were exclusively sold by the GI JOE Collector’s Club at the yearly conventions from 2002 – 2016. All of these were very limited in their production runs and have never had any retail release. Don’t forget to check out our big selection of Figure Subscription Service carded figures. A nice selection is available from FSS 1 – FSS 4.
 

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We’ve acquired for resale a large collection of 1:18 scale aircraft and armor. These are all from the familiar, beloved brands 21st Century Toys, BBI / Elite Force, Admiral Toys, JSI, etc. Unfortunate economic realities have caused production of these large, beautiful, and highly detailed models to cease but if you’re missing something from your collection you are likely to find it among the nearly 200 items we have listed.

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Hasbro acquires European animation studio

Perhaps coming one step closer to getting their own properties back in some kind of animated rotation, Variety reveals that Hasbro has acquired Boulder Media, an animation studio based out of Dublin, Ireland.

Boulder Media has produced many different animated programs, including a rebooted Danger Mouse for BBC, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, and Wander over Yonder.  It isn’t difficult to discern their purpose for this, so who knows, perhaps that long rumored G.I. Joe animated series just got one step closer to appearing on our television sets.

Check out Variety.com for the details and thanks to Patrick for the heads up.

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Rank and File Volume 2 now available for purchase!

In spite of what you may think of the movie, I think it’s tough to argue that the G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra era was a turning point for the toy line, finding an awesome balance between aesthetics and articulation and cranking things up as far as accessories and detail work.  The period from 2009 – 2011 encompassing the Rise of Cobra and Pursuit of Cobra lines gave G.I. Joe fans a lot to love and even more to look forward to.  For his landmark Rank and File series, James Kavanaugh, Jr. is exploring this period of time for his second volume and it’s available now!

Check it out at RAHCGuide.com.  It’s a definite MUST BUY.

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The adventure continues to evolve in Rank & File — A Guide to Third-Generation 4” G.I. Joe Action Figures!

After a brief hiatus in 2006 that allowed G.I. Joe to flourish in other areas, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero went in a new stylistic direction that is still predominately used today! Not only did fans get to revisit some of their most cherished icons within the G.I. Joe mythos, they were also introduced to new characters that are now known and loved.

The Rank & File guide volume 2 displays every G.I. Joe action figure produced between the The Rise of Cobra and The Pursuit of Cobra series, complete with every accessory and variation produced. Not only are the accessories shown, they were carefully cataloged in an upcoming section that will guarantee the proper shade of accessory goes to the appropriate action figure. To top it off, every vehicle and play set released in the 4″ era is documented and every easily removable piece is shown individually photographed, ensuring collector completion.

This full color, 52-page resource manual beautifully illustrates the two series’ 180 action figures, 55 vehicles and every accessory, including all known variations. Not only is every accessory present and accounted for, they have each been assigned a unique number and identified throughout the resource guide. Each action figure was carefully examined between its initial run and any further re-releases to ensure accurate samples are clearly and concisely presented, perfect for the collector who is identifying individual action figures or sorting through unorganized lots.

Whether you are a seasoned or rejuvenated collector, enthusiast, or toy vendor, the Rank & File series is the decisive compilation for G.I. Joe action figures, vehicles and play sets produced between 2007 to today. Let the Rank & File Guide serve as a reference for completion or a scrapbook to the next big turning point of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.

Basic Information

The MSRP for The Rank & File Guide Volume 2 is $20 and available at www.rahcguide.com. Buyer will pay all additional shipping and handling costs. If you have purchased the R.A.H.C. guides before, the process will be very similar. This guide was self published and produced in quantities reflecting previous sales so do not hesitate in ordering if owning a guide is a priority.

You may join the mailing list at: rahc.guide@gmail.com and like on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/RAHCGuide to get the latest updates between press releases.

Generals Joe and Tell Video Review featuring Pythona!

It’s taken me a little while, but I was finally able to get some video shot for the G.I. Joe Collectors Club 2016 Incentive Pythona figure!

Thanks to Chris from The Full Force, the latest Generals Joe and Tell Video Review has now been posted to my YouTube Channel.  Check it out below.

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The Full Force Series 3 Episode 3 – Roll Out Roll Call is HERE!

Only a few short days before Roll Out Roll Call 2016 hits London, and The Full Force Podcast is talking all about it.

Not only that, but the guys talk JoeCon and cover all the latest G.I. Joe and Action Force news and info.  Head on over to the What’s on Joe Mind Podbean page to download the latest episode, or you can listen to the embedded feed below.

Also, make sure to check out the Full Force Facebook Page for all the show notes and goodies from this episode.

FULL FORCE.

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