Next Figure Subscription Service figures are inbound!

If getting inundated with new convention figures over the past two weeks didn’t quite satisfy your need for new G.I. Joe, the latest delivery of FSS figures is also hitting mailboxes right now!

No spoilers in this post, but check your mailboxes, Joe fans.

This is the last shipment before the big final three-figure bonanza, so get ready for the big figure number thirteen reveal coming soon.

We’ve got four figures that we know about still to come:

– Bombstrike
– Night Creeper Leader
– Big Ben
– Crimson Guard Immortal

Two of them are en route. Giddy up!

Rank and File G.I. Joe Reference Guide is now for sale online!

The time is finally here and the Rank & File Guide Vol. 1 is now available as a stand alone option. Vol. 1 is $20 plus shipping (U.S. or International). Domestic default shipping is Media Rate and International shipping default is First-Class Mail International. Email for special instructions and additional rates may apply. The R.A.H.C. Guide is also still available and combo rates are available for both guides.

Visit: to place your order today.

Order now, supplies are severely limited and supplies have been moving fast!


Announcement for Rank & File Book at JoeCon – Exclusive Images!

Yesterday I posted about James Kavanaugh’s  upcoming G.I. Joe reference guide, covering the beginning of the modern era. James has kindly provided GeneralsJoes with some exclusive images from that book as well as some clarification about how the release volumes will be scheduled.

Check out the images below, and the press release is included as well.

The adventure has evolved in Rank & File — A Guide to Third-Generation 4” G.I. Joe Action Figures!

After a brief hiatus in 2006 that allowed G.I. Joe to flourish in other areas, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero went in a new stylistic direction that is still predominately used today!  Not only did fans get to revisit some of their most cherished icons within the G.I. Joe mythos, they were also introduced to new characters that are now known and loved.

The Rank & File Guide v1 is the introductory volume in a series guides that fully display every G.I. Joe action figure produced between the 25th Anniversary and today, complete with every accessory and variation produced.   Volume 1 begins with an introduction to G.I. Joe, discussing its 1964 origins all the way up to the Real American Hero line in its first two generations.  Then the guide fully explores the 25th Anniversary and Resolute series of 4″ action figures. Not only are the accessories shown, they were carefully cataloged in an upcoming section to guarantee the proper shade of accessory goes to the appropriate action figure. To top it off, every vehicle and play set released in the 4″ era was documented and every easily removable piece was individually photographed, ensuring collector completion.

This full color, 52-page resource manual beautifully illustrates the two series’ 275 action figures, 29 vehicles and every accessory, including all known variations. Not only is every accessory present and accounted for, they have each been assigned a unique number and identified throughout the resource guide.  Each action figure was carefully examined between its initial run and any further re-releases to ensure that an accurate sample is clearly and concisely presented, perfect for the collector who is identifying individual action figures or sorting through unorganized lots.

Whether you are a seasoned or rejuvenated collector, enthusiast, or toy vendor, the Rank & File Guide is the decisive compilation for G.I. Joe action figures, vehicles and play sets produced between 2007 to today.    Let the Rank & File Guide serve as a reference for completion or a scrapbook to the next big turning point of G.I. Joe:  A Real American Hero.

Basic Information

The MSRP for The Rank & File Guide Volume 1 is $20.  Volume 1 will be first available at Joe Con in Springfield, IL and available to purchase online after the show at  Buyer will pay all additional shipping and handling costs.  If you have purchased the R.A.H.C. Guide, the process will be very similar.   This guide was self published and produced in quantities reflecting the R.A.H.C. Guide’s sales so do not hesitate in ordering if owning a guide is a priority. You can join the mailing list at: and like on Facebook at: to get the latest updates between press releases.

In order to get content to the fans as quickly as possible, the decision was made to divide the series up into, as of this announcement, up to six volumes.  They working divisions are as follows:

  • Volume 1:  Introduction, 25th Anniversary, Resolute
  • Volume 2:  The Rise of Cobra, Pursuit of Cobra
  • Volume 3: Celebrating 30 Years of A Real American Hero / Renegades, Retaliation, Basic G.I. Joe Asst., 50 (should include 2015 figures and possibly beyond).
  • Volume 4:  Convention Exclusives, G.I. Joe Collector’s Club (up to at least 2015)
  • Volume 5:  Complete and organized Accessories section comprised of Volumes 1 through 4
  •  Volume 6:  Complete Sealed Packages comprised of Volumes 1 through 4. *** Depending on sales and other factors***

James M. Kavanaugh Jr. “KuuKuuSon,” “Noted Author,” “Oh, that guy… great…”


No Cobra operative is safe… from G.I. Drone!

First and foremost, this video is NSFW and NS for a younger audience, but it’s pretty funny regardless.  One of the most common ongoing jokes in G.I. Joe spoofs is “what if G.I. Joe were actually super violent like real war!!?!” but nonetheless, this Robot Chicken skit is still pretty hilarious.

Check it on YouTube or embedded below.

G.I. Joe Collectors Club shows off FSS 3.0 Muskrat

A good way to start the week!  The G.I. Joe Collectors Club has revealed a first look at the FSS 3.0 Muskrat.  Using the same parts recipe as the Night Force version, but in more traditional colors, we’re also getting some nice accessory adjustments here, even including a brand new swamp skimmer!

Muskrat was one of my favorite figures with the Nocturnal Fire set, I’m psyched to see him here in the same colors as the ’88 version.  Well done, Club!  Check out for the latest and greatest FSS news, and I’ve mirrored the image below.


I don’t know about anyone else, but I LOVE that swamp skimmer!  Looks like a nice, brand spanking new update to the original, complete with a handle to go with the foot peg.  Really awesome.

G.I. Joe Collectors Club reveals FSS 3.0 Spearhead

Obviously not wanting the reveal of the G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary figures to steal all the thunder, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club has given us our first FSS 3.0 reveal!

Spearhead and Max in their original 1988 color scheme!  This is a Photoshop mock up, so final colors may change, but it’s a good idea of what we’re looking to get when the next FSS kicks off.

Keep watching for the latest news and updates on the Figure Subscription Service!


GeneralsJoes reviews the G.I. Joe Collectors Club Membership Cross Country

Hot of the heels of an especially great Convention exclusive set, we now have an equally great membership incentive figure!  Available carded at the Convention itself (and through the Club store), the free membership figure started arriving last week.

Well, I got mine, and you can check out the review at the G.I. Joe Collectors Club Review page, or also linked below.


What’s on Joe Mind – Episode 90!

It’s been a bit of a break since we posted our last episode, and it seems like the world of G.I. Joe has turned inside out and backwards since then.  Excitement about Toy Fair blitzed the online community, only to be defused by the rumor that Hasbro will not be in attendance at JoeCon, and an underlying uncertainty about the future of our favorite brand.  We also had a chat with none other than BJ Ward, the voice of Scarlett from the Sunbow animated series!

Well, to celebrate the sure fire collapse of all toy related patriotism, Gary took a strike from the show and is absent from Episode 90.  Actually, Chuck is, too, but we figured that was more due to laziness.

However, Mike and Justin called in the reserves as Dave from Toy World Order and the immortal Erik Arana from Boss Fight Studio joined us on the program!  Check out the latest episode on Podbean or embedded below, and hit up the Show Notes after the jump.

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Final shipment of FSS 2.0 hitting mailboxes – the 13th figure conundrum

As I was driving down to New Jersey this weekend, my phone started buzzing, indicating some serious social media activity going on.  Obviously waiting until I was in a safe place to stop, I checked out what all the hub bub was about and discovered that indeed, big G.I. Joe news had broken on the weekend, and it was a weekend that I wasn’t going to be near a computer.

Ah, well.

So along with the last two figures of FSS 2.0 (two excellent figures, which have been unfortunately overshadowed by the drama surrounding figure #13) lucky recipients also got their hands on the mysterious “thirteenth figure”.  And like every other G.I. Joe fan on the Internet, I will push aside Dragonsky and Big Bear, and focus my crosshairs on #13.  However, I will do so after the jump so as not to reveal any spoilers.

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G.I. Joe Collectors Club showcases final HAVOC MK II sample and price

As we churn closer to JoeCon and to the spring release date, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club has posted final sample images of the upcoming HAVOC MK II and also revealed the price – $42 + shipping!

That actually seems like a great price to me, as I’ve heard some folks hypothesize that it would be closer to $65.  Hit up to see the full details, and I’ve mirrored one of the images below.