G.I. Joe Collectors Club reveals JoeCon Challenge Coin and Spy Island Map

I know I’m a day late and a dollar short on this one, but I thought it deserved a mention.  Over on GIJoeCon.com and the G.I. Joe Con Facebook page, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club has revealed the G.I. Joe Challenge Coin that will be available at the 2014 JoeCon in Dallas.

Also, another accessory for the 12″ set was shown, too, in the form of a great looking map and map case.  According to the GIJoe Con Facebook page it may be a map of Spy Island, but folks have also drawn some parallels to Cobra Island.  Another possible link between the 12″ and Real American Hero universes?  Hmmm…

Check out the mirrored images below.

G.I. Joe Collectors Club reveals full 12″ Boxed Set for 2014 JoeCon

…And it’s pretty flipping awesome.

For any fans who have been complaining about Hasbro leaving the 12″ fan in the dust when designing the 50th Anniversary product, you cannot accuse the Collectors’ Club of the same thing.  They’ve designed a really nice 50th Anniversary homage to the original Green Beret, and included a great Adventure Team figure in the set to boot.  Some really nice gear, and of course, that pesky 4″ Joe Colton in there stirring up trouble.

Check out all the details of the 12″ Convention Set right here, and I’ve mirrored an image below.  Now, fingers crossed we get a peek at Repulsor and DAWG today to help round off the Real American Hero set!


Bloomberg TV interviews Derryl DePriest about G.I. Joe, past and present

Straight from the floor at Toy Fair, 2014, Bloomberg Television sat down with Vice President and G.I. Joe historian Derryl DePriest to talk about G.I. Joe’s history and it’s present incarnation.

I’ll be honest, it’s not a softball interview.  The host asks some hard questions about G.I. Joe’s military ties, about the role model it sets for boys, and about what the brand is doing to innovate, and to his credit, DePriest answers those questions, but quite artfully.

I find a lot of these interviews to be somewhat “more of the same” but this one stood out…it’s a good five minute watch, check it out.

Hot Toys G.I. Joe: Retaliation Roadblock is incoming!

Anyone who pre-ordered the Hot Toys 12″ G.I. Joe: Retaliation Roadblock figure has likely already gotten their shipping notice, but if you haven’t for some reason, expect it soon!  Mine is slated to arrive on Thursday, and I’m pretty fired up for it.

Meanwhile, HotToys.com has posted a plethora of new images of the upcoming figure, and even a YouTube video showing how to change his uniform!  Anyone who has messed with these intricate 12″ figures before knows the challenge involved in doing that, so check it out, it might be helpful.

You can still order your very own G.I. Joe: Retaliation Roadblock from Sideshow Collectibles!  Click the banner below to order, and then check out the mirrored images and embedded video below.

Roadblock GI JOE Retaliation Sixth Scale Figure (Hot Toys)

Episode 89 of What’s on Joe Mind drops some Hot Toys goodness!

Among many other things…

Quite awhile ago, we had the unique opportunity to interview a couple of the guys from the Hot Toys Podcast, and while it took us a little while to get this posted (apologies Jim and Eamon) with G.I. Joe: Retaliation Roadblock on the precipice of release, it seems apt to get this out there now.

Along with talking with those fine folks, we cover all of the G.I. Joe news and information, and even touch on the big “NO JOES in 2014″ topic that seems to be rearing it’s ugly head over the past week.

As always, hit up Podbean or check out the embedded player below, and show notes are after the jump.

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Conan O’Brien pawns G.I. Joe figure at LA pawn store

This great little nugget showed up in my mailbox this morning courtesy of the fine folks at TeamCoco.com and it involves the one and only Conan O’Brien visiting an Armenian pawn shop in Los Angeles, trying to sell some memorabilia.

Among these items is an awesome 12″ customized Conan O’Brien G.I. Joe figure, which the host is quick to point out has knee pads, a quite embarrassing side note to O’Brien for obvious reasons.

It’s a really funny segment, check it out at TeamCoco.com, just watch out for the masterbating bear!


G.I. Joe Collectors Club shows uniform for 12″ Convention Set

Another day, another 2014 Convention reveal!  While today’s image isn’t of the Real American Hero set, it could have potential implications for us fans of the small figures.

Today, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club revealed an awesome looking tiger stripe camouflage uniform for their 12″ “Codename: G.I. Joe” Convention set, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of G.I. Joe.  It’s got some terrific, intricate camouflage, and looking at other reveals, we have the familiar green beret as well.

So what does that mean for RAH fans?  Well, perhaps nothing, but considering a 4″ Joe Colton is going to be available as an exclusive, could this perhaps be an indication of what that figure might look like?  Just like Hasbro did in 1994, could the Collectors’ Club be celebrating the anniversary with 4″ and 12″ representations of this great green beret figure?

It’s certainly possible.  In ’94 there was a mail away for both a 12″ and a 3 3/4″ Joe Colton, it seems quite fitting that precisely 20 years later they might replicate that for the 50th celebration.

Check out GIJoeCon.com for the latest images, I’ve mirrored one of them below.


G.I. Joe Collectors Club reveals details from JoeCon 12″ Boxed Set!

It’s G.I. Joe’s 50th Anniversary, and the G.I. Joe Collectors Club isn’t missing the chance to celebrate in style.  We’ve seen details from the 4″ Real American Hero E.C.O. Force set already, and now we’ve started seeing some stuff from the 12″ big brother as well.

With head sculpts looking decidedly vintage, the Collectors Club has posted a few images from the 12″ set on GIJoeCon.com.

I’ve mirrored one image below, but definitely check GIJoeCon.com for the full details.  Good stuff!


Celebrate the upcoming Captain America: Winter Soldier film with Sideshow Collectibles!

No, this isn’t G.I. Joe related, but if the upcoming Captain America: Winter Soldier isn’t a G.I. Joe fan friendly film I don’t know what is!

Sideshow Collectibles has announced a chance to win a terrific Hot Toys “Rescue” Captain America 1:6 scale figure, plus an exciting announcement about upcoming 1:4 scale premium format figures to coincide with Captain America: Winter Soldier.

Check out the banner below and the links to check out all of Sideshow Collectibles excellent Captain America product!


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Hot Toys debuts blogger images of G.I. Joe: Retaliation Roadblock

Throughout the release process, Hot Toys typically releases a series of images taken by bloggers who have had direct access to their action figure releases, and this holds true with their upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation Roadblock figure release. The Hot Toys Facebook page has unloaded with well over seventy images of G.I. Joe: Retaliation Roadblock and some of these pictures are blowing me away.

This figure, without a doubt, looks to be the flagship of the Hot Toys G.I. Joe: Retaliation line, with layered body armor, different shirts, a fully functional Battle Kata weapons system, as well as the M249 SAW and deadly movie accurate uniform. The face sculpt does look just a bit hit or miss in my opinion, but soup to nuts this representation of Roadblock is spectacular.

Check out the Hot Toys Facebook Page for the full gallery, and a bunch of the images are mirrored below.

Roadblock GI JOE Retaliation Sixth Scale Figure (Hot Toys)