It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen any more details about other Hot Toys G.I. Joe: Retaliation items, but Hot Toys satisfies our craving for more today, and I think it was worth the wait. I got the news off of Toy News International, who posted out the images and details this morning. These details can also be seen at the Hot Toys Facebook page. Check out the details and awesome images below.
MOVIE MASTERPIECE SERIES
The 1/6th scale Roadblock Collectible Figure specially features:
- Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock in his military uniform and armor in the G.I. Joe Retaliation movie
- Approximately 30 cm tall
- Muscular body with over 30 points of articulations
- Three (3) pairs of interchangeable gloved palms including:
- One (1) pair of fists
- One (1) pair of palms for holding gun
- One (1) pair of relaxed palms
- One (1) military camouflage uniform with tactical armor vest
- One (1) black t-shirt
- Two (2) holsters
- One (1) machine gun
- One (1) pair of brass knuckles
- One (1) pair of daggers attachable to the brass knuckles
- One (1) knife attachable to the brass knuckles
- One (1) baton attachable to the brass knuckles
- Two (2) pistols attachable to the brass knuckles
- One (1) pistol with silencer
- One (1) wrist watch
- One (1) electronic device
- Figure stand with Roadblock nameplate and the movie logo
- Head Sculpted by Kim Kyung Ah
- Head Painted by JC. Hong
- Head Art Directed by Kojun
**Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different
**Product details could be subjected to change without further notice
Just to show what kind of whirlwind the past month has been, I somehow neglected to post that Episode 79 of What’s on Joe Mind was released! Featuring the impressive vocal talents of the immortal Brian Cummings, we talk about his role as Dr. Mindbender in the Sunbow series, and have a lengthy discussion about codpieces.
But that’s not all! We also bring our good Marvel buddy Arune Singh on to talk about Iron Man 3, C2E2 and get prepared for the upcoming ComicCon. Check out this latest episode on our Podbean page, or the embedded players below. As always, Show Notes are after the jump.
Even though Paramount only officially announced the DVD/Blu-Ray release yesterday, already more information has become available from folks at HissTank.com.
Flint Fairborne doesn’t state where the information comes from, but he has posted an image of a Blu-Ray “One Sheet” detailing the release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation on Blu-Ray. Release date appears to be set for July 30th:
Also of note from the one sheet is that there will be over an hour of extra content on the Blu-Ray, including an Eight Part behind the scenes look at the production and “Deleted Scenes”! This is sort of a mixed blessing, in my mind. While deleted scenes are nice so we can see some of the stuff that was cut from the film, I’d much rather see a full directors’ cut, so that missing footage could also be included within the context of the film itself. Perhaps one is planned for later down the road, based on reaction to the initial release. It should be noted that this looks to be a specific pre-order solicitation from an unknown source, which also includes customized dog tags if you pre-order by June 18th.
Something tells me DVD/Blu-Ray sales for Retaliation are going to be very strong.
Also, details were revealed about a G.I. Joe: Retaliation Steelbook release available on Amazon’s German website. These Steelbook’s are not typically released as is in the United States, but according to HissTank poster Ford, Paramount Steelbook releases are region free. The cover is based on the awesome Regal Cinema’s exclusive promotional poster first revealed here on GeneralsJoes.
Check out those images below, and the pre-order link is here.
Paramount has posted the G.I. Joe: Retaliation trailer on their YouTube page, with links to the Amazon.com pre-orders for the upcoming releases. There is, as of yet, no indication of a “Directors Cut” but I think we’re all crossing our fingers on that point.
Check out the trailer again, and relive the glory of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, then hit up the Amazon links below to pre-order!
“The greatest American Heroes are back”* and they’ve been set up to take the fall for a terrible crime they didn’t commit. Now, the G.I. Joes must once again face their mortal enemy, Cobra, as well as dangerous new threats operating within the government. When all else fails, one option remains: Retaliation. Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson) leads a new team (including Channing Tatum and Bruce Willis) on this explosive adventure that critics are calling “unlike any action movie you’ve ever seen. A thrilling ride that leaves you wanting more!”† *Julian Roman, MOVIEWEB.COM †Raquel Baldwin, Talking Pictures (ABC/CW)
Over on Comic Book Movie nailbiter111 has been digging up some great concept art, and this latest round from G.I. Joe: Retaliation is no exception. We’ve got everything from some alternate uniforms to an amazingly bad ass looking amphibious motorcycle.
A lot of the stuff here is just a little bit too science-fiction for the more “real world” vibe that Retaliation was trying to accomplish, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t largely bad ass. Some really cool looking stuff here. I’ve mirrored some of the art below, but hit up ComicBookMovie.com to see the rest. I gotta admit, I get a little swoony when I see those darker blue Cobra uniforms. That would have been pretty awesome. The art is from various sources, including Josh Nizzi, Anthony Francisco, Keith Christensen, Cenay Oekmen, and Patrick Faulwetter. Thanks to nailbiter111 for uncovering this stuff.
I’ll be honest, I read this story pretty early this morning, but just kind of discarded it, as it seemed a bit heavy-handed and not as serious as it was being made out to be, but I’ve seen a lot of folks talking about it, and I’ve been approached by a number of people, so I figure I should probably talk about it a bit.
News has hit today that screen writers David Elliot and Paul Lovett are suing Paramount over elements of their story being “stolen” and utilized in the sequel film G.I. Joe: Retaliation. They had a hand in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and laid claim that a treatment they wrote for the sequel had pieces taken from it for G.I. Joe: Retaliation without credit or money given for their services.
First word from this that I saw was from Deadline.com early this morning, and I still think the whole thing is a little ridiculous. Reading the entire complaint, these guys are claiming that their ideas for Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow being told that Zartan killed the Hard Master was stolen for the G.I. Joe sequel (perhaps they can re-route some of their $23 million dollar claim towards Larry Hama for creating that story nearly 30 years ago…). It’s somewhat of a touchy subject and in our legal society today, practically anyone can launch a lawsuit at anyone else, so there has to be some scrutiny. In my mind, this one doesn’t pass the smell test, and I don’t anticipate it will amount to much.
Even now, in it’s fourth week of release, G.I. Joe: Retaliation continues to dominate International markets, mostly thanks to its debut in China this past week. According to The Wrap, the film generated nearly $40M in International revenue, boosted by China’s whopping $33M contribution for the debut. That amount actually puts it as the number 1 film worldwide, with Oblivion coming in a close second.
Over on the domestic side, G.I. Joe: Retaliation has now topped $111M, with a combined International and American total of $322M. This has catapulted the sequel past the original G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and considering the budget was significantly less, this is obviously good news, especially considering Japan hasn’t even opened yet.
Check Box Office Mojo for the latest numbers. Great news continues to emerge for the G.I. Joe film franchise, let’s hope it’s not too little too late for toys at retail. Thanks to SkotAlderman on Twitter for the heads up.
Holy crap when did this go up? Either I wasn’t paying attention the past few days, or I forgot entirely, but apparently Special Edition #30 of What’s on Joe Mind has been posted! We recorded this episode straight from the JoeCon sales floor, bringing in a few of our favorite people for on-the-spot interviews, and even got cameos by some show regulars! What the heck was Chuck’s mom even DOING there?!
Check out the latest Special Edition on our Podbean page, or through the embedded players below.
So were our trio drunk or not for Special Edition #29…or did they lead you to think that? Well if you think that is controversial, wait until you hear this report, “LIVE” from the sales floor. Join Mike, Justin and Gary as they record directly out of the COIL Club’s booth, which is dead center of the sales floor. The guys will report on what has happened thus far to this point in the show and interview friends and listeners as they stroll by. You will also recognize two of the personalities we talk to as regular show “contributors”. Who could they be? You have to listen and find out. No beers were consumed during this recording, but if you hate the consumption of donuts, you may want to skip this one. Enjoy!!
I know the rumbling through the online community has been somewhat negative in light of Hasbro’s lack of new product to be shown at the 2013 G.I. Joe Convention in Indianapolis this past weekend. In fact, not only were people bothered by a lack of new product, when Hasbro showed some more concept items, some fans got visibly upset, thinking that this was just a “tease” for items that would likely not be offered.
Let me once again put on my “Hasbro Apologist” hat and tell everyone… don’t be so quick to be discouraged. I think there are some simple explanations for why Hasbro presence was down this year, and I think there are some reasons to be looking forward to the year ahead for G.I. Joe fans. Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below for more.
A short while ago, thanks to skinny, GeneralsJoes broke the news of G.I. Joe: Retaliation trading cards being quietly released through Enterplay. Even though the prices seemed a bit stiff, I ordered a few, and discovered that the pricing wasn’t nearly as bad as I had feared.
The list price for the Party Pack on the EnterPlay website, actually does mean “6 3-Packs”, which is a count of 18 cards. I ordered a few and they arrived while I was in Indianapolis. I cracked them open last night, and was pretty pleasantly surprised. I’m not a huge trading card collector, but as someone who had his fair share as a kid, opening these packs brought back some very fun old school memories. Each pack comes with three cards and a sheet of temporary tattoos, and even the tattoos themselves have some neat design aesthetics.
According to EnterPlay there are a total of 48 cards. These include 39 cards of various scenes and characters throughout the film, and then 9 “character cards” which each have a segment of a movie poster on the back. I didn’t get a complete collection with my purchase (which ended up being 3 “Party Packs” giving me 54 cards in total) but I was able to score a majority of the cards to complete the collection. At $5.94 for 18 cards, it wasn’t all that cost-prohibitive either.
For you trading card collectors, or folks just looking to jog some old card collecting memories, I highly recommend picking up some of them from EnterPlay. You even get some cool shots of obscure characters (like Clutch and Agent Mouse) and some more details behind some scenes that were cut from the final film (like the bar scene). Check out my gallery of cards below, or if you want to buy some of the cards, hit up Enter-Play.com.
Then, once you get a bunch, let me know if you want to trade! I need some, but I’m not sure I’m ready to make another $30 purchase. :)