First of all, some apologies, as I know this is a very short episode, but the flow of the story just felt right with the shorter episode this week. It should pick back up next week.
The G.I. Joe team has successfully broken Cobra’s front ranks, but the battle is far from won…and what does General Flagg have up his sleeve? The Final Countdown begins NOW. Err… but it’s a long countdown… we got like 20 episodes left.
Check out the latest episode in the Darkness Falls section, or the link below!
GI JOE COMIC BOOKS SALE – BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE!
Now through August 10, 2014 we’re having a buy one, get one free sale on
all GI JOE books and comics.*
For each GI JOE book or comic you buy you can take an additional book or
comic of equal or lesser value free. All GI JOE-themed books and comics
apply to this promotion including any which may be marked with a sale
Here’s how to place your order:
Just put all of the items that you want into your shopping cart then
submit your order per usual. Please note that your shopping cart and order
confirmation will not show the discounted pricing.
Upon receipt of your order we’ll send out an updated order confirmation which
will have the pricing adjusted for your free comic books.
Be sure to check out all of our sections under the main menu heading:
GI JOE – Comic Books
We also have more GI JOE books under:
GI JOE – Other Collectibles / Books & Publications
* Regular shipping charges still apply to your entire order.
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Go get ‘em, Joe fans! TRU.com has listed the “Danger at the Docks” ComicCon exclusive set for sale. GO GO GO!
That’ll teach me to crash early last night! Thinking that the Gentle Giant 12″ vintage figures represented the G.I. Joe news of Preview Night for SDCC, I logged off early last night, then woke up to the intel that Kre-O Wave 5 was revealed for the first time!
Looking like another fantastic line up by Hasbro, this fifth series gives us the following mini figure Kre-Ons:
- Bullet Man (!!!)
- Stinger Driver
- Dial Tone
- Techno Viper
- Ninja Ku
- Tele Viper
- Battle Damage B.A.T.
The info and images come from HISSTank.com and Toy Ark. Along with Series 5, we also got some great in person looks at the upcoming Terror Drome, which looks… frankly… like the best thing I’ve ever seen in my life, perhaps including my two children.
Check out all of these great images below!
Just yesterday we reported about the mysterious advertisement on the Gentle Giant Facebook page and hypothesized about what it might mean… now we find those hypotheses confirmed! Gentle Giant is indeed doing jumbo sized versions of the vintage o-ring figures! They’ve revealed a few of them at ComicCon already, with images courtesy of HissTank.com. The following figures have been revealed:
- Snake Eyes
- Rock n Roll
My opinions on these? Mixed, to be honest. I love what they’re doing, and it’s a fun idea, but I’m not sure these will draw me in. Eventually I’ll likely end up with a few, but I don’t see myself going whole hog, especially on the straight arm versions. I will admit, though, it’s great that they come with their gear. That’s a cool touch.
Very cool to see someone investing in the brand, though, I hope they catch on with the collecting community! Thanks again to HissTank.com for the images.
EDIT - Big thanks to Matt from Twitter and AwesomeToyBlog for snagging some more great images! They’re added to the gallery below.
Another day, another G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary review! Just as first reports of this line being found at retail have hit, the reviews are moving full steam ahead.
Today I’ll be covering the “Battle Below Zero” vehicle set, which contains the Cobra Wolf w/ Ice Viper against the Ghost Hawk w/ Snake Eyes! Check out my G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary Review Page, or just click the links below.
Get ready, boys and girls, the G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary line has officially hit retail! Over on the West Coast, reports from Facebook are coming that the first run of 50th Anniversary figures are starting to hit Toys “R” Us.
Folks from the West Coast, put your hunting caps on!
Hmmm… well, San Diego ComicCon is just around the corner, and it seems that perhaps the folks at Gentle Giant might have something up their sleeves. I think we’re all aware of what Gentle Giant has done with Star Wars figures (like, make them really huge and sell them for $70 – 80).
Could they be considering the same move for G.I. Joe?
Over on their official Facebook page, Gentle Giant has posted a YouTube video of the original advertisement for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero back in 1982. This may seem innocuous, but let’s not forget that ComicCon is this week (typically a place to announce exciting new product) and by all accounts what Gentle Giant has done with Star Wars has been deemed a success. Not only that, but a while ago, HISSTank.com cited sources that reported the same thing for A Real American Hero.
However, let’s not jump to conclusions. Jumbo Star Wars figures are a hefty $70 – 80 retail, and I seriously doubt Gentle Giant could produce jumbo sized vintage G.I. Joe figures, complete with full articulation, for the same price as Star Wars. It doesn’t seem feasible. But Gentle Giant is also known for statues and other collectible items as well.
Looks like Joe fans should stay tuned for ComicCon this week, we may get more news than we bargained for. Check out the Gentle Giant Facebook Page for the post, and thanks to Matt from Awesome Toy Blog for letting me know it was posted there.
The exciting 50th Anniversary reviews continue today with both HEAT Viper and Night Viper! A concept case winner and a repaint of one of the most desirable Cobra army builders of the past few years… where can they go wrong?
Check out the G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary Review Page, or click the links directly below.
Perhaps one of the most divisive comics in IDW’s history launches their first issue tomorrow at local comic shops everywhere! John Barber and Tom Scioli bring us the next generation of Transformers and G.I. Joe joint history. Check out the preview below.
Transformers VS G.I. JOE #1—SPOTLIGHT
Tom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)
SPACE WAR I! Earth makes contact with an alien race—and G.I. JOE is on the front lines of first contact! But when the TRANSFORMERS arrive—their version of “peace” does not match our own…
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
· Variant cover by Rob Liefeld!
· Launching out of the smash-hit FREE COMIC BOOK DAY comic!
· ALL NEW STORY, ALL NEW ART!
· You’ve never seen TRANSFORMERS or G.I. JOE like this!
· Nothing you do can prepare you for the final page!