And just like that, GeneralsJoes has caught up on the backlog of reviews! Some free time during the holidays allowed me to go back through the last three Figure Subscription Service shipments and get all caught up on hold over reviews for the first half of FSS 2.0.
Wow…it’s half over already?
Crazy. The amazing thing is, we’ve gotten some nice figures in the first three shipments, but I haven’t even gotten my hands on a few of the figures I’ve been most looking forward to, like Dragonsky, Keel Haul, Big Bear, and of course Cesspool! That means the next three shipments are going to be full of winners. I’m really looking forward to it.
Until then, check out my G.I. Joe Collectors Club Review Page, or hit the links directly below.
- Desert Scorpion
Today marks the first issue of Paul Allor’s four issue run on G.I. Joe, and he goes in a little bit of a different direction than we saw Fred Van Lente throughout the first eleven issues.
While much of Van Lente’s run focused on the mainstream G.I. Joe team with lots of all out action, Allor’s first issue is decidedly Cobra themed, with more than its fair share of exposition. A very interesting dichotomy from the first eleven issues.
Ultimately, how successful is it? The full review is below.
Yes, yes, I know I’m dreadfully late on getting these reviews up, but the good news is, by the end of the week I’ll have all six of them done and posted. Better late than never, right?
Considering what 2014 looks like so far, we will want to grab these beauties and hold on to them for dear life, what we get from the G.I. Joe Collectors Club might be all we’re getting for the next year or so.
All of that side, hit up my G.I. Joe Collectors Club reviews page to see these, or just click the links below to go directly.
- Airtight (Tiger Force)
- Shipwreck (Tiger Force)
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.