G.I. Joe Collectors Club reveals 2016 Incentive Mike Power the Atomic Man!

Ohh, man.  While Pythona is convincing me to remain a 3 3/4″ themed member of the G.I. Joe Collectors Club in 2016, I can confirm without hesitation that I will be also purchasing Mike Power.  As most folks know, I love me some science-fiction mixed in with my G.I. Joe, and it doesn’t get much better than the Atomic Man!  With an actual LED eye and clear bionic limbs, this 12″ figure looks BOSS.  Of course now, if I pick him up, suddenly I’m going to feel like I have to go back and get all these other Adventure Team figures, too…  must… resist.

Anyway, check out the first revealed images below as well as the press release.  Good looking stuff!

NEW from the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club for 2016!

 

In 2015, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club offered the first ever GLOW-IN-THE-DARK 12” G.I. Joe action figure! Doctor Isotope is his name, and he is the membership incentive figure for G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club this year. Anyone who had an active Club membership on March 16 of 2015 received Dr. Isotope in the mail at no additional cost. This unique figure is a villain bent on power and destruction, but as we all know, every great villain needs a strong hero to stand against him!

 

For 2016, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club is raising the bar once again by offering a new version of the Classic 1970s figure – MIKE POWER THE ATOMIC MAN, a 12” inch figure which featured clear limbs and an eye that could be made to “blink” by blocking and unblocking the plastic pipe which carried light from the circle on top of the figure’s head to his right eye.

 

The NEW Atomic Man from the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club will feature kung fu grip hands, clear legs, a clear arm and an ALL-NEW head design which will include an electronic LED light up eye activated by tugging on his Adventure Team dog tag! The figure will come dressed in tee shirt, shorts, and white shoes based on the RARE vintage uniform from the Secret Mountain Outpost for Atomic Man produced in the 1970s. To add to the fun there will be an accessory uniform set for Atomic Man available for separate purchase!

 

To get the NEW Electronic Mike Power Atomic Man 12” figure, be sure to join the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club by March 16, 2016. With the NEW Atomic Man as a member of the Adventure Team, evil (and Doctor Isotope) won’t stand a chance!

For more information regarding Mike Power, G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club benefits and to JOIN the Club, be sure to visit Gijoeclub.com today!

Latest Hot Toys Avengers is a Vision of greatness

Yeah, that was bad, I apologize.  But it’s true.

Paul Bettany’s role as Vision in the new Avengers: Age of Ultron movie was a thing of beauty, evoking just the right mixture of compassion and bad-assery, and now you can own the Vision in 12″ form.

Hot Toys revealed the first images this morning, and now Sideshow Collectibles has him up for pre-order, and I have to say, as one expects these days from Hot Toys, he looks spectacular.  Look, he even comes with his own mini-Mjolnir!

Check out the pre-order right here, and take a peek at the images below.

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Derryl DePriest gets refreshingly candid in JoeCon interview

One of the benefits of JoeCon is an opportunity to get some face time with the folks that control the fate of your favorite brand. In many cases interacting with Hasbro representatives results in a lot of understandable marketing speak. They are there, after all, to support their company and maintain the image and reputation of who they are there representing.

I’ve always been impressed by the way G.I. Joe representatives have handled themselves at various conventions, both as a credit to them and to their Public Relations folks.

But the frank and honest way Derryl DePriest approached questions about the fate of the 12″ toyline with the Patches of Pride impresses me most of all. He manages to maintain his professionalism, but gets incredibly honest and forthright about the current state of 12″ collecting and the potential future of 12″ figures at retail (hint… there ain’t one).

He’s frank about fan support for the 12″ line (or lack thereof) and Hasbro’s priorities when it comes to fans and shareholders. It’s an illuminating look into what goes into certain decisions, and I’m sure it has raised the eyebrows of many a Real American Hero fan, as we wonder just how far behind the 12″ fans we are.

This was a fantastic conversation, honest and transparent, and huge kudos to Derryl for telling it like it is, and thanks to The Joe Report at Patches of Pride for transcribing and posting.

Good stuff. Check it out here.

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Exclusive First Look – Gentle Giants 12″ Jumbo G.I. Joe

EDITNow with higher resolution video!

I’ve seen a lot of questions out there surrounding the upcoming 12″ Jumbo releases of G.I. Joe figures from Gentle Giant. This video may help answer some of those questions.

Star Wars Celebration occurred last week, and dedicated G.I. Joe fan Page Wagner was in attendance, but while so many folks were focused on Star Wars, he spotted the Gentle Giant Joes and went straight for the good stuff.

He spent a few minutes talking to Gentle Giant about their upcoming G.I. Joe releases, and even got a chance to get a hands-on look at Grunt. He took video of this short Q & A session, and has made it available to GeneralsJoes exclusively.

Check out the embedded video below and big thanks to Page for thinking of me!

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Hot Toys Avengers 2 Ultron Mark I available for pre-order

We got our first official images yesterday, and now on Sideshowtoy.com, the Hot Toys Ultron: Mark I is now up for pre-order!

Check out the pre-order at the link below, and take another peek at some great images of this amazing looking entry into the Hot Toys collection.

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Hot Toys Avengers: Age of Ultron Ultron Mark 1 official images by Hot Toys

While this particular entry into the Age of Ultron toy collection isn’t something I’m tempted to pick up, I can’t argue with the craftsmanship here. The sculpting on the various cybernetic parts, as well as the exposed machinery and wiring? Pretty astounding looking stuff.

Hot Toys has released the official images of this Ultron Mark I and yes it is a thing of beauty, even if I prefer the more finished version.

Check out the Hot Toys Facebook Page, and images are also mirrored below.

While Hot Toys teases a Vision figure, War Machine goes up for pre-order

For any of you “gotta catch ’em all” Hot Toys fans, things are likely getting really expensive really quickly!  Today Hot Toys teased their new Avengers: Age of Ultron Vision 1:6 scale figure, and then released the pre-order for the Age of Ultron War Machine.

Vision can be seen here:

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You can also pre-order War Machine at Sideshow Collectibles and check out images below.

New Hot Toys Avengers: Age of Ultron tour Asia

Hot Toys is beginning its tour of Asia, making the rounds at various conventions, and in the midst of doing so has begun revealing some before unseen new Avengers: Age of Ultron figures!

Their first stop is Hong Kong, at Hysan Place & Lee Theatre, where they have set up an elaborate display including some existing figures, some new figures, and an amazing diorama featuring the Hulk and Hulkbuster Iron Man going toe-to-toe.

Check out the full details at the Hot Toys Facebook page, or see the images below, and you can pre-order several of these Hot Toys figures now at Sideshow Collectibles!

Hot Toys Mark VII Stealth Iron Man

It amazes me at just how deep down the Iron Man rabbit hole Hot Toys manages to go, and I imagine they find folks only too eager to drop down there with them. Those high end collectors bank rolling full “Halls of Armor” with $200+ 1:6 scale figures are a community of folks I’m sure I’ll never mix with, but I can’t argue how gorgeous the toys are.

The Mark VII Stealth Iron Man is from the first Avengers film and looks striking in this new dark paint scheme. Check out the newly revealed images below. Pre-Order information sure to follow.

Avengers: Age of Ultron Hawkeye Pre-Order is LIVE

Don’t miss the boat! The first Avengers Hawkeye sold out quick and now goes for some insane amount on the secondary market. This update looks absolutely amazing and is up for pre-order on Sideshow Collectibles’ website NOW.

Check out the link below and go get ‘im! I know I will…

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