This has got to be one of my favorite times of the year…when Hasbro takes their foot off the pedal it falls to the fans to continue celebrating the history and the life of G.I. Joe, and the guys at Codename Iowa do some spectacular work in this regard.
Their event Assembly Required launches in Des Moine, Iowa on November 16, 2013, with free attendance, thousands of dollars worth of prizes, special guests, and the opportunity to purchase some very unique and interesting G.I. Joe posters and prints. The guys behind this event are amazing artists and that talent shows through in all of their poster offerings, and this year is certainly no different. For each event they cover a different year, and this year we get 1985! How can you go wrong.
Read more to see my full coverage of these excellent prints and posters.
Transformers Prime just wrapped up its illustrious and ground-breaking three season run on The Hub, but three seasons wasn’t quite enough to tell the whole Transformers tale. To truly close off this multi-season epic story arc, Shout! Factory has produced a DVD/Blu-Ray exclusive movie feature entitled Predacons Rising!
Taking place shortly after the huge events in the series finale of Transformers: Prime, Predacons Rising changes the landscape of the Prime universe forever.
Hitting retal on Blu-Ray and DVD October 8th, GeneralsJoes is proud to present a review of this excellent release right here.
Check it out in the Miscellaneous review section, or the direct link below.
When it rains it pours! After a few short months of bare bones releases, the relative flood of G.I. Joe product has hit us over the past several weeks. This includes the now immortal Wave 3 (or 3.5 depending how you look at it) as well as some great new Kre-O products.
I’ve already reviewed the Ghoststriker X-16, and thoroughly enjoyed it. and now up to the plate is the second wave of Kre-On mini figures.
You can immediately tell that there is a great focus on character and design with these blind bag sets, especially in the second wave of mini figures. Check out my G.I. Joe Kre-O Review page, or click the link below to go directly to the review.
I said this in the post I made with the preview for this issue…but it seems like just yesterday we were anticipating what Fred Van Lente was going to do with IDW’s flagship G.I. Joe title, and here we are, seven issues deep, and we’ve already made it through one story arc and are on the verge of kicking off another.
Even before this issue was released it was causing some controversy, mostly based around the supposed return of G.I. Joe ninja Snake Eyes. So, were those concerns valid? Read the full review after the jump. As one might suspect, there are spoilers contained below!
So last night I was going through Comixology to make sure I was up to date on my G.I. Joe comics, and was surprised to see Real American Hero #193 had been released! For whatever reason IDW hadn’t put it out there for a Preview, so I had forgotten it was due this week. I’m glad I found it, though, because it was another great issue from Larry Hama, Sergio Cariello, and SL Gallant. Cariello took care of the majority of art chores, with Gallant filling in on the final few pages.
Check out the full review after the jump.
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #193
Writer: Larry Hama
Artist: Sergio Cariello
Additional Art: SL Gallant and Brian Shearer
Colors: J. Brown and Zac Atkinson
Additional Colors: Ester Salguero, Joana LaFuente, Stefano Simeone, Aburtov and Grafikslava
Letters: Shawn Lee
Editor: Carlos Guzman
Reviewing a 12 figure wave can be intimidating, but I can now officially sign off on the Wave 3.5 reviews with the final two installments – Flint and Cobra Combat Ninja! Both figures use mostly existing tooling, but do so in very unique ways, giving us film accurate versions of some very important characters in the G.I. Joe mythology.
Check out my G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review Page, or click the links directly below!
The long awaited day as arrived, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation Wave 3.5 (AKA the SUPER WAVE11!!1!) has begun arriving in mailboxes around the country. I was able to get some early reviews done over the past couple of weeks, and now with the official release, I’ve updated some images in those reviews, and have also posted some brand new ones!
Check out the G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review page to see new reviews of “Ultimate” Storm Shadow, “Ultimate” Snake Eyes, and Cobra Commander, with some updated images of Duke, and packaged images of Kwinn, Data-Viper, Crimson Guard, and Budo.
I got my first introduction to the marvelous world of Hot Toys a few short weeks ago when I reviewed G.I. Joe: Retaliation Snake Eyes, and was pretty much blown away. So now that I have experience with this company, would the second figure have as much impact as the first?
Short answer? Definitely.
Long answer? Check out my Sideshow Collectibles Review Section, or the direct link below.
I was a lucky recipient of a screener copy of the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation Blu-Ray release, and took the opportunity to review it. I know the “Extended Action Cut” has been getting the bulk of the attention (as it deserves) but I do believe there are still things to enjoy and appreciate about the mass retail release as well.
It is the theatrical cut, so the additional footage from the Extended Action Cut is not included…this is the movie we all saw in theaters. But what makes this release special is all of the bonus content. With three deleted scenes (that are different than the additional footage from the Extended Cut) and over an hour’s worth of behind the scene features, there is a ton of entertainment crammed into this small package.
Check out the review in my G.I. Joe: Retaliation section, or directly via the link below:
The gap in product over the past few months has created a double-edged sword…on the one side, it’s a bit of a bummer that only a scant handful of new G.I. Joe product has been available at mass retail throughout 2013 to date. But on the other hand, it has freed up some income for some other purchases that might not have been made if the movie product had hit hard and heavy.
I couldn’t be happier that I was able to make some room in my bank account to support a new found Hot Toys habit. I’m just simultaneously disappointed (and relieved) that it took me this long to discover them.
Hot Toys first offering is, of course, Snake Eyes as he appears in the G.I. Joe: Retaliation film. What did I think? You can check the GeneralsJoes Sideshow Collectibles review category, or just click the link below.