Big Bad Toy Store processing pre-orders for G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary

If you’ve pre-ordered your G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary product from Big Bad Toy Store, chances are your order is now processing! Reports are coming in from all over that BBTS has started receiving stock and is preparing to ship it out to folks’ homes right this very minute.

Heck, even if you didn’t pre-order, BBTS is showing G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary figures as IN STOCK NOW. Unfortunately the vehicles are sold out.

Add that to the fact that Toys “R” Us is shipping the ComicCon “Danger at the Docks” set and G.I. Joe fans should be having an action packed next 10 days!

We gave you some great “First Looks” right here at YoJoe.com and more reviews will be coming shortly as shipments are received. After a long dry spell, it’ll be great to set some new product in everyone’s hands again.

Yo Joe!

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Hasbro reveals G.I. Joe Kre-O Wave 5 at ComicCon!

That’ll teach me to crash early last night! Thinking that the Gentle Giant 12″ vintage figures represented the G.I. Joe news of Preview Night for SDCC, I logged off early last night, then woke up to the intel that Kre-O Wave 5 was revealed for the first time!

Looking like another fantastic line up by Hasbro, this fifth series gives us the following mini figure Kre-Ons:

  • Zarana
  • Bullet Man (!!!)
  • Lifeline
  • Outback
  • Stinger Driver
  • Dial Tone
  • Techno Viper
  • Ninja Ku
  • Leatherneck
  • Tele Viper
  • Iceberg
  • Battle Damage B.A.T.

The info and images come from HISSTank.com and Toy Ark. Along with Series 5, we also got some great in person looks at the upcoming Terror Drome, which looks… frankly… like the best thing I’ve ever seen in my life, perhaps including my two children.

Check out all of these great images below!

Gentle Giant plans for G.I. Joe have been confirmed – Jumbo O-Ring figures incoming!

Just yesterday we reported about the mysterious advertisement on the Gentle Giant Facebook page and hypothesized about what it might mean… now we find those hypotheses confirmed! Gentle Giant is indeed doing jumbo sized versions of the vintage o-ring figures! They’ve revealed a few of them at ComicCon already, with images courtesy of HissTank.com. The following figures have been revealed:

- Zap
- Stalker
- Grunt
- Snake Eyes
- Rock n Roll

My opinions on these? Mixed, to be honest. I love what they’re doing, and it’s a fun idea, but I’m not sure these will draw me in. Eventually I’ll likely end up with a few, but I don’t see myself going whole hog, especially on the straight arm versions. I will admit, though, it’s great that they come with their gear. That’s a cool touch.

Very cool to see someone investing in the brand, though, I hope they catch on with the collecting community! Thanks again to HissTank.com for the images.

EDIT - Big thanks to Matt from Twitter and AwesomeToyBlog for snagging some more great images! They’re added to the gallery below.

GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary “Battle Below Zero” Set

Another day, another G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary review!  Just as first reports of this line being found at retail have hit, the reviews are moving full steam ahead.

Today I’ll be covering the “Battle Below Zero” vehicle set, which contains the Cobra Wolf w/ Ice Viper against the Ghost Hawk w/ Snake Eyes!  Check out my G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary Review Page, or just click the links below.

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GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary HEAT Viper & Night Viper

The exciting 50th Anniversary reviews continue today with both HEAT Viper and Night Viper!  A concept case winner and a repaint of one of the most desirable Cobra army builders of the past few years… where can they go wrong?

Check out the G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary Review Page, or click the links directly below.

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GeneralsJoes reviews G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary Destro and Leatherneck

It’s a big day over at GeneralsJoes Headquarters as, for the first time in well over a year, we’ve added a new review category to the menu!

That’s right, today we start reviewing the G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary line available soon from Toys “R” Us and Big Bad Toy Store!

First and foremost, I must give full credit to Gary “Gyre Viper” Goggles who as kindly supplied advanced samples of the figures so I could get reviews posted and make sure fans had an early indication as to what expect when these items hit retail shortly.  The results… well, they’re mixed, to be honest.

Where most of the online complaints so far have focused on gold deco, there are some more pressing QC concerns, specifically with plastic quality and paint applications.  Let’s just say there’s a reason the figures are so affordable.  But there’s some good stuff here, too.  Check out my brand spanking new G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary Review Page, or just follow the links below!

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Also, don’t forget to check my blogroll over on YoJoe.com where I’m featuring “First Looks” at other 50th Anniversary product.

What’s on Joe Mind Episode 95 is online! We talk about it all in this one

I know a lot of folks have been commenting that we don’t record new episodes nearly as often as we used to… but the good side of that is, when we do, they end up being 3+ hour marathons covering all sorts of different topics! Episode 95 certainly falls into that category, talking Boss Fight Studio, the late Don Levine with business partner Kirk Bozigian, and voice actor Michael Dobson. Expect the same level of back and forth blather, and relive the excitement of the final 36 hours of the Vitruvian HACKS Kickstarter campaign.

Listen to the latest episode on Podbean.com or embedded below and check out the Show Notes after the jump.

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First look at 50th Anniversary Leatherneck on YoJoe.com!

Joining his “Eagle’s Edge” 3 Pack partner, there’s a new “first look” for the upcoming 50th Anniversary Leatherneck figure over on YoJoe.com!

The work on the reviews for upcoming 50th Anniversary figures continues, with much thanks to community champion Gary “Gyre Viper” Goggles, who has so very generously sent along some early production samples for review.

Leatherneck is based on the G.I. Joe: Retaliation “Battle Kata Roadblock” tooling and wears those parts exceptionally well.

A full review will be coming next week, but until then, enjoy a first look on YoJoe.

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