…for the guy who just has to own a figure the same price as a month’s rent.
…hey, I didn’t say it wasn’t worth it.
Check out the Pre-Order at Sideshow Collectibles, and buy what’s sure to be a certain conversation piece for any respectable dinner party. Hell, you might even be able to wear its pants.
My fascination for Hot Toys was initially sparked by their G.I. Joe: Retaliation releases, but it has started to spill over into Marvel cinematic product as well. I don’t own many of them, but the few that I do are some of my most treasured items. The sculpting and detail work, not to mention the actor likenesses and the craftsmanship of the clothing are second to none.
Over on their Facebook Page, Hot Toys has revealed some product images from bloggers who already have the Days of Future Past Wolverine 1:6th scale figure in hand, and these images are simply mind blowing.
I’ve mirrored a handful below, but you can find much more over on Facebook, and if you dig the looks of this figure as much as I do, hit up the Pre-Order on Sideshow Collectibles. Wow.
I don’t know how much licensing fees Honda is paying to use all these toys, but I’m glad they are, because this is some creative stuff they’re putting out there. Following up on the Honda commercial featuring the original 12″ fighting man and the leader of the holograms, a follow up has been released with G.I. Joe attempting to woo Jem with some of his mad skills.
Check out the video on YouTube or embedded below.
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.
Well, it looks like Toys “R” Us and Big Bad Toy Store exclusivity may be gone… pre-orders have been announced by Entertainment Earth, not only for G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary, but also for the Gentle Giant 12″ Rock n Roll!
Check out the links below.
The following images link to sets of the 2 Packs and Full cases.
We’ve been hearing about them for a few months now, and the pre-orders have officially gone live! Gentle Giant’s entry into the vintage G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero line is officially up for pre-order on Big Bad Toy Store. Check out the link below to pre-order and also take a peek at the great images courtesy of Gentle Giant themselves.
Okay, I have to admit, that Rock n Roll looks pretty sharp in those pictures. This isn’t a line I plan on collecting, to be honest, but I can’t argue that seeing the vintage figure in that size and with those crisp paint apps is a pretty awesome nostalgia punch.
There’s no doubt that a great hole opened in G.I. Joe history was Don Levine passed away, and knowing him as one of the developers of the brand that we all know and love, he’s certain to have some very interesting items in his own personal collection.
Now some of those one-of-a-kind items from his estate are being auctioned off through Nate D. Sanders collectibles auctions.
Check out the auctions right here, bidding is open until October 30th!
I think this news has been floating out there for a little while, but over on Hallmark’s Corporate website, they have announced a special edition G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary Christmas ornament for 2014. According to Hallmark, the ornament will be $19.95 and will be available in limited quantities exclusively at Gold Crown stores during their ornament debut starting October 4th.
The ornament is what looks to be an old school vintage G.I. Joe 12″ Action Soldier in an open wood grain box. Pretty neat looking. Check out the image below. Big thanks to YoJoe contributor notpicard for the info!
Unlike many other G.I. Joe fans out there, I was drawn to this 12″ Destro the first minute I saw it. The great modern touches and terrific vintage throwbacks seemed to create the perfect combination for this Sideshow update. Granted, it was nowhere near 100% vintage accurate, but I’m one of those folks who doesn’t need that sort of stuff to enjoy a figure.
All in all, as much as I was looking forward to the figure, the end result matched every single expectation I had.
Check out the Sideshow Collectibles Review section, or click the link below to read the review, and if you like what you see, the figure is still in stock at SideshowToy.com!
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.