YoJoe.com Top 10 G.I. Joe toys of 2014!

Alongside the stalwart cohorts at YoJoe.com, we’ve put out our list of Top 10 G.I. Joe toys from 2014.

I know to many Joefans, 2014 felt like a lost year, but looking back on it, there were some great things to enjoy, and the crew at YoJoe runs them down.

If I did my own list it would be pretty different from this, but that’s the cool thing about bringing different opinions to the table…

Check it out at YoJoe.com!

What’s On Joe Mind Episode 98 Mammoth 3 Hour Episode is online!

The way episodes have been posted lately means that a somewhat larger gap happens between them, which actually has the benefit of giving us more to talk about. For episode 98 we come close to our self imposed three hour limit, but it’s tough to say that any of the discussion was extraneous. We talk to good friend of WOJM Bill Ratner about his latest adventures, and he never fails to entertain. There’s some great discussion about regional events as well, encompassing lots of real estate from Iowa all the way to Southampton, UK… wherever there’s trouble, WOJM is there!

Of course we also talk about latest rumors of a 6″ G.I. Joe line and get back to basics about what G.I. Joe means to us. Lots of stuff crammed into that three hours, hopefully you’ll enjoy it.

Check out the latest episode at Podbean.com or embedded below and show notes are after the jump.

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Entertainment Earth – Great Selection for Holidays or yourself!

This is pretty last minute, but even if you don’t have others on your shopping list, Entertainment Earth has a ton of great collectible toys to buy for yourself, too!

All sorts of awesome new stuff whether you’re a G.I. Joe fan or just a toy fan in general.  They have excellent prices on the new Batman Animated figures from Mattel, and they have G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary figures in stock as well.  Check out the banners below.

G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary

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Batman Animated (in stock now!)

The New Batman Adventures Batman Action FigureBatman The Animated Series Catwoman Action FigureThe New Batman Adventures Two-Face Action FigureThe New Batman Adventures Mr. Freeze Action Figure

Batman Animated pre-orders for products coming in January!

Batman The Animated Series Joker Action FigureBatman The Animated Series Robin Action FigureBatman The Animated Series Man-Bat Action FigureThe New Batman Adventures Poison Ivy Action Figure

Batman Animated pre-orders for products coming in May and July!

Batman: The Animated Series Riddler Action FigureBatman: The Animated Series Batgirl Action FigureBatman: The Animated Series Batman Action FigureBatman: The Animated Series Penguin Action FigureBatman Animated Series Batman Adventures Harley Quinn FigureBatman Animated Series Batman Adventures Robin FigureBatman Animated Adventures Killer Croc & Baby Doll Figures

Rumor Alert – 2015 G.I. Joe Convention Exclusive to feature Tiger Force?

A short while ago, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club let slip that the Diamond release of their G.I. Joe vs. Cobra #7 comic would feature a subtle hint for next year’s Convention set. Over on the G.I. Joe Discussion Group on Facebook, John Stottman posted a quick picture from this comic, and it would appear the subtle hint may refer to… Tiger Force.

Granted, it’s not obvious, but taking a peek behind the Baroness, and you can clearly see a tiger pattern, which would certainly indicate one of G.I. Joe’s most popular sub teams.

The Club has been known to throw curve balls in the past, so this could be one, but they mentioned a hint, and there’s not much else different within the contents of the issue. With the Convention coming up in April, we have to think we’re going to start seeing reveals in the coming months.

If it is Tiger Force, any guesses so far? Obviously there are some key members of the classic team missing like Bazooka, Tripwire, and Roadblock (which were all planned for the 25th Anniversary line, but never made it to retail). Then there’s some obvious subjects like Lifeline or Recondo.

Personally? I’m hoping for some outside the box choices. An Ultimate Firefly repaint as Sabretooth would be awesome, as would some of the UK exclusive Action Force figures. Not to mention other figures from the 2002 – 2004 era. I’ll be watching GIJoeCon.com for sure.

Check out the image below.

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What’s on Joe Mind Episode 97 is now online

It’s been a little while, but the WOJM are back with a new episode featuring all of the latest news and G.I. Joe intel… from like a month ago. Oops.

In all seriousness, it’s not like G.I. Joe news has been hot and heavy these past few weeks, and we touch on some great topics, even broaching the hot-button issue of G.I. Joe Shattered Glass! We also talk about 50th Anniversary releases, the Kre-O Terror Drome and many other great topics.

As always check out the latest episode embedded below or at our Podbean Page.

SHOW NOTES

Not exactly a timely episode, but hey, not a lot is going on. No worries, #98 is right around the corner. You may be wishing for it after you hear Chuck ramble in the opening segment. We basically catch up on some old news, discuss COIL Con V and have a small roundtable on the Club wanting to experiment with Shattered Glass and more TF/Joe Crossovers…which make Gary very grumpy. Enjoy the funk!

News and Intel

Hasbro is rebranding “The Hub” – What does it mean?
G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary Wave 2 is released
G.I. Joe Kre-O Terror Drome hits!
GeneralsJoes Reviews the Terror Drome
TFCC Marissa Fairborne and Afterburner
SyFy “Face Off” with a G.I. Joe themed episode
Skinny’s recap of the Face Off Episode

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Entertainment Earth Pre-Orders for upcoming G.I. Joe Product

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.

G.I. Joe Rock N Roll Jumbo Vintage-Style Action Figure

The following images link to sets of the 2 Packs and Full cases.

G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary Action Figures 2-Packs Wave 1 SetG.I. Joe 50th Anniversary Action Figures 2-Packs Wave 1 CaseG.I. Joe 50th Anniversary Action Figures 2-Packs Wave 2 SetG.I. Joe 50th Anniversary Action Figures 2-Packs Wave 2 Case

Enjoy!

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Review for Total Retaliation – a book by Paddy Lennon and Brian Hickey

In many ways the G.I. Joe: Retaliation action figure line is a testament to the timeless greatness of the G.I. Joe brand at large. I know in many areas of the fandom the hate flows freely in regards to the G.I. Joe: Retaliation toys, but truth be told, I think we all have a lot to be thankful for, especially when looking around the toy aisles and seeing what other film properties were dealing with in their licensed action figures.

Yes, the vehicle drivers got cost cut to five points of articulation, but by and large, from start to finish, the G.I. Joe: Retaliation line provided a wealth of terrific figures from all different era’s of G.I. Joe’s 30 year history and we should all be thankful.

There are two fans who are especially thankful. So thankful in fact, that they went through some great trouble to assemble a book focusing on the greatness of G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

Check out the full review after the jump!

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G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary Wave 2 at retail and online!

When Hasbro unexpectedly divided up the G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary 2-Packs into two separate waves, many fans grew a bit concerned that the move might mean some of the product wasn’t making it to market. However, recent reports have showed sightings of the second wave at Toys “R” Us stores across the country, and now Big Bad Toy Store has posted pre-orders for the shared exclusive line.

Check out those Pre-Orders below:

Get ‘em quick!

GeneralsJoes Reviews Danger at the Docks (Regular Retail Version)

It’s been a couple of weeks since I reviewed the ComicCon exclusive Danger at the Docks set, and now it’s time for me to cover the regular Toys “R” Us release, a set that actually caught me a bit by surprise.

While many folks were busy caressing the SDCC set and appreciating its vintage accuracy, I found myself quite impressed with the new urban deco of this repaint.

Check out my 50th Anniversary Review page, or just click the links below.

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GeneralsJoes Reviews 50th Anniversary 3-Packs

I’ve already covered a couple of the selections from the G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary 3-Packs (namely Leatherneck and Destro) thanks to some early samples, but now that these have hit retail, I’ve filled in the holes.

Check out the G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary Review Page, or click the links below to check them out!

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