G.I. Joe “Ugly Christmas Sweater” themed t-shirt available for pre-order

It’s not an official product, but that doesn’t take away from its awesomeness! Over on JoeCustoms t-shirt maker J_Man (from D & J Toys) has mocked up a fantastic looking G.I. Joe themed “ugly Christmas sweater” t-shirt featuring some familiar looking Real American Hero designs.

Check it out on JoeCustoms.com and not only get yourself a neat shirt, but help support G.I. Joe’s premier customizing community while you’re at it!

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Burger King Kid’s Meal G.I. Joe themed toys now found in the US

A while ago we had reported on International Burger King Kid’s Meal toys which were strangely G.I. Joe themed for no apparent reason. Well those strange international items have just been found in the United States. Iowa, to be exact.

Over on Facebook, Matt Brandenburg (former Hasbro design wizard who provided some excellent work in the Pursuit of Cobra toy line among others) reports that he has visited a local Burger King and found one of the G.I. Joe themed Kid’s Meals. In case you were wondering, Matt got the AWE Striker looking thing.

Start checking your local Burger Kings, kids!

G.I. Joe Collectors Club “Pre Holiday” Sale – and FSS 3 not until Christmas?!

The G.I. Joe Collectors Club sent out an email yesterday announcing that many of their G.I. Joe items, including several back issues of the newsletter and entries from the FSS 2.0, would be going on a special “pre-Holiday” sale. There appears to be a solid $10 off each FSS 2.0 figure, and the newsletters are chopped down considerably as well. It might be a good opportunity for folks to go back and get those back issues of the Adventure Team or GIJCC Comic (both of which I enjoy).

Mixed in with this email, though, appears to be an update on the shipping of FSS 3.0, which the email indicates won’t be arriving until after Christmas.

I NEED MY HIT & RUN DANGIT.

More information as it becomes available, you can read the email below and check out their clearance sale right here.

Hello Club -

I hope all of you have a joyous Holiday Season and Merry Christmas. To make it merrier, we have started our holiday sale early!

We have marked prices down to some of their lowest levels as we are still trying to make room for the large FSS 3.0 shipment coming just after Christmas.

Please note that the Holiday Sale items are in the Clearance Section while we still have a few items left from our Club Archive Sale as well that are in the Featured Section. We have also removed all of the limits on the Archive Sale for what is left.

Don’t wait… these items will go quickly~

Thanks for your support and Happy Holidays!

Brian

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IDW G.I. Joe Solicitations for February, 2014

IDW Publishing has posted their solicitation list for upcoming comics for February, 2014 including new issues for the main G.I. Joe title, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, and Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra.

As one might expect, you could find spoilers below.

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Rumor – Martin Campbell on the short list to direct G.I. Joe 3

Take this with a heavy dose of salt, but according to SchmoesKnow.com, the producer of G.I. Joe 3, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura has expressed serious interest in bringing Martin Campbell in to direct the third installment of the G.I. Joe film franchise. There has been some question about Jon Chu’s involvement over the past few months, and with him currently deep into the sequel of Now You See Mee, it would appear that Paramount is preparing to move in a different direction.

Keep in mind, this is far from a done deal, and in fact this seems to just be a “wish list” item and not even an actual contract signature, but it certainly has some interesting elements to it.

On the one hand, Campbell directed Green Lantern, one of the more ill-advised comic book films to come out in recent years, but some might argue that wasn’t the fault of the directing. I couldn’t say one way or the other, I could only sit through about twenty minutes of it.

However, on the other hand, Campbell was also in the director’s chair for the most seminal James Bond film of the past twenty years, Casino Royale. That movie propelled Daniel Craig to super star status and completely reinvented the James Bond brand. Those two films seem like such polar opposites I have a hard time wrapping my head around this rumor.

Time will tell. Head over to SchmoesKnow.com for the full story.

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SmallJoes.com News Update – * Big restock loose GI JOE 25th Anniv. + Marvel sale *

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Hi everyone, we have some news updates about some new product listings and
items on sale.

GI JOE
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We’ve just listed a complete collection of loose mint 25th Anniversary GI JOE
figures.  This includes all of the store exclusives, comic packs, and boxed
set figures.  Also included in this round of updates is about 75 loose mint
Rise of Cobra figures, including a variety of figures from the store-
exclusive sets.

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Don’t forget about our other recent update of hundreds of figures from years
1997-2006.

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We’re having an inventory draw-down event on the Marvel Universe 4″ figures
right now.  Great deals with figures on sale between $5.99 – $8.99 each.
This event ends at midnight on November 30th, or while supplies allocated to
sale last.

You can view the sale figures here:

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And, our complete section of Marvel figures here:

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GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #208

I was hoping to get this published last week, but time was not on my side.  But better late than never.

Hama and Gallant once again dive into the classic Real American Hero world, yet manage to bring some new things to the table.  Are they all good?  I’m not 100% convinced, but I’m willing to buckle up and take the ride.

Click the Read More link below to check out the full review.

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Guru Planet Sponsorship Update

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Previews for IDW G.I. Joe ARAH #208 and Volume 10 TPB

Tomorrow brings us a couple of nice visits to the old school Real American Hero universe courtesy of Larry Hama, SL Gallant, and many other talented folks. Both the latest issue of Real American Hero as well as the collected Volume 10 should be out tomorrow and below you can see some previews!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #208

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

G.I. JOE’s operation in Dublin continues, with the team blazing forward with a mind to avenge their fallen comrade. But when they discover the truth of what PALE PEONY and JINX have been investigating, G.I. JOE will have to make some tough calls and take tougher actions to stop the malevolent Revanche Corporation.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, Vol. 10

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

With COBRA on the run and the Pit in shambles, DUKE leads the team into a brave new era, as new teams are formed and G.I. JOE finds another base of operations. Plus, TORPEDO leads a dangerous rescue mission in Olliestan.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 124 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-154-1

Bullet points:

• Collects issues #201–205!

Happy Honda Days with Jem and G.I. Joe just because

I actually saw a Happy Honda Days commercial with Skeletor yesterday morning and thought it was pretty hilarious, but immediately wondered why the He-Man villain got top billing over some of the Hasbro cast of characters. Well, as of last night, I no longer had to wonder, as another Happy Honda Days commercial was posted to YouTube, this time featuring Jem and … of course… G.I. Joe!

The commercial was focused on the 12″ guys, but it’s still awesome. The G.I. Joe and Barbie trope is quite thoroughly abused, so at least the G.I. Joe and Jem mix up stays in house.

Check out the video below and thanks to skinny for the heads up.