Robert Atkins and IDW team up for awesome action figure variant covers

Exciting news for folks who love the aesthetic of a carded G.I. Joe figure, but don’t quite have a few thousand bucks in the bank to scatter them across your walls.

Robert Atkins is teaming up with IDW to produce an exciting carded figure variant cover for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #215!

There is really neat artwork on the front and the back, replicating an old school carded G.I. Joe figure.  This is what Robert has to say:

“A new exclusive line of variant GI JOE covers has just been released! The first of the line is this Snake Eyes carded figure cover. Check out MORE Great ART and their website to purchase the exclusive limited cover. Signed covers should be available soon, or Robert Atkins will be at Heroes Con and NYCC to sign books this year! Special discounted pricing on books is available if you order now through June 13th.”

Check out MoreGreatArt.com to pre-order a copy now, and be on the look out for some more great updates.
Also, there is a good possibility Atkins and IDW will want to do more of these and they want some fan input… so what five figures would you like to see on the covers of IDW Comic Books like this one?  Spread the word and share your opinions!  Check out the images below.

The NerdRAHtio Podcasts breaks some awesome news from The Loyal Subjects

Over the past few days, we’ve seen some teasers from the Loyal Subjects about their next series of G.I. Joe themed toys, and by all indications, things are looking really awesome!

The first run through of Loyal Subjects product was pretty fun in a non-articulated vinyl figure kind of way (though to be fair, they did have some articulation) but this new iteration?  It looks downright spectacular.

The guys from the Nerdrahtio Podcast took some time to talk with Jonathon Cathey from The Loyal Subjects who revealed some very cool news about the upcoming G.I. Joe line, as well as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Masters of the Universe.  Some really great intel is in the recording, so you gotta check it out.  We find out what to expect from the first two G.I. Joe waves.  You don’t want to miss it!

Check out the latest episode right here, take a peek at all of their images here, and I’ve mirrored a couple of the G.I. Joe ones below.  Great stuff!


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Latest Hot Toys Avengers is a Vision of greatness

Yeah, that was bad, I apologize.  But it’s true.

Paul Bettany’s role as Vision in the new Avengers: Age of Ultron movie was a thing of beauty, evoking just the right mixture of compassion and bad-assery, and now you can own the Vision in 12″ form.

Hot Toys revealed the first images this morning, and now Sideshow Collectibles has him up for pre-order, and I have to say, as one expects these days from Hot Toys, he looks spectacular.  Look, he even comes with his own mini-Mjolnir!

Check out the pre-order right here, and take a peek at the images below.

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G.I. Joe Collectors Club FSS 4.0 Reveals and Orders start next week!

I hope we’ve all recovered from our 2015 G.I. Joe Convention spending, because the time is coming for FSS 4.0!

According to an e-mail from the G.I. Joe Collectors Club next week will begin the reveals for the upcoming fourth installment of the Figure Subscription Service as well as orders opening. I’m pretty excited for the reveals, considering the number of great sounding figures that are on tap for this year.

In case you don’t remember, this is what we have to look forward to:

  1. Barricade
  2. Billy (Cobra Commander’s son)
  3. Bullhorn
  4. Interrogator
  5. Law & Order
  6. Cobra Inferno B.A.T.
  7. Nunchuk
  8. Night Creeper (Ice Ninja)
  9. Pathfinder
  10. Jammer (Z-Force Communications)
  11. Tiger Force Sneak Peek (UK Repaint)
  12. Tiger Force Outback (UK Repaint)

Not a bad figure in the bunch! Pretty excited to see the final results.

Keep watching GeneralsJoes for the latest images and info!

Backflip Studios G.I. Joe Strike Mobile Game nears U.S. Launch

At least one would assume. G.I. Joe Strike, the new G.I. Joe mobile game from Backflip Studios has appeared on the Google Play store website, but for most American users has been labeled as not available in their country or for their devices.

This likely means the game is now available Internationally in certain regions, and should be coming to the United States shortly!

If you’re an International fan and want to see if it’s available check this link.

Otherwise, keep watching and keep hoping, it should be arriving very soon.

Become a nefarious Rap-Viper with your own Wordburglar T-Shirt!

By now we’re all familiar with Wordburglar and his awesome G.I. Joe themed CD Welcome to Cobra Island. Well, if you’re a Rap-Viper fan, show your support with this awesome Rap-Viper t-shirt!

It’s only available until May 25th, so don’t wait too long. It’s pretty awesome, and it’s always great to support someone putting out some great G.I. Joe themed content!

Don’t forget, you can find the Wordburglar CD right here!

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The new Combiner Wars Protectobots are landing, and I hate them

The new Combiner Wars Protectobots are landing, and I hate them

Actually almost the entire opposite. I kind of love them, and because I love them, I hate them.

I had told myself when Combiner Wars was first revealed that I would just stick with the Stunticons and Aerialbots…well, and Devastator, of course. Those are the three combiners I had as a kid, and gosh dangit, those would be the three combiners I would have as an adult. I figured the Protectobots would be reshelled and minorly retooled versions of the others, and yes, they are that indeed (well, except Hot Spot), but in spite of this they look SO DANG GREAT.

I won’t buy them.

I won’t.

But you should. While they don’t appear to be in stock everywhere online, there are reports of pre-orders shipping and sightings at Target stores throughout the country. Check Big Bad Toy Store, Entertainment Earth, and Amazon.com while I sit in my corner and pout.

As if that’s not bad enough, Brake-Neckand Quickslingerwere in stock at Amazon for like 14 seconds before selling out. Keep your eyes open!

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DC Television continues to impress with Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl

One is slightly more impressive than the other.  The Television up fronts are happening this week, and as a result, news about upcoming TV shows has begun to emerge, including some pretty in depth First Looks at two new series from DC, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow.

Supergirl was picked up by CBS, while Legends of Tomorrow will be the next CW evolution from the world developed by Arrow and The Flash. Interestingly, Stephen Amell insinuated that those shows could cross over with Supergirl, but the aesthetic seems pretty wildly different.

You can really tell that it’s the flagship characters that draw that mainstream network attention, though. While many would argue that Arrow and The Flash are worlds above Gotham, it was the Batman prequel procedural that landed on Fox. Now, similarly, Supergirl finds a home at CBS, having that valuable, mass market Kryptonian history.

Regardless of that, on the surface, Legends of Tomorrow certainly seems to be the more captivating series. Featuring former Arrow and Flash characters Ray Palmer “The Atom” and Sarah Lance now the “White Canary”, along with Martin Steen, half of The Flash’s “Firestorm” we’re almost starting to see the evolution of the Justice League. The first look introduces us to the CW world of Vandal Savage as well, something sure to draw some interest from comic fans.

Check out that first look below.

Supergirl on the other hand seems geared far more towards a light-hearted “small town girl in a big city” theme, with clutzy, coffee-fetching Kara stumbling through life until she straps on a red cape and decides to save the world. The costume looks good and the adventure aspects of the series certainly seem entertaining, but I am a big hesitant on some of the cliches that are evident in the first look. We’ll see how it goes, I’m certainly willing to give it a shot. Check out that video below.

Regardless, one look at the upcoming fall season and its clear comic fans are ruling the roost these days. Agents of SHIELD Season 3, Agent Carter Season 2, Gotham Season 2, The Flash Season 2, Arrow Season 4, and now Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl? Not to mention Marvel’s current Netflix deal, which will be bringing AKA Jessica Jones to us later this year. Wow. Things are getting pretty crazy, but only in good ways. The best part is, even if one of these shows isn’t your thing, your certainly to find good stuff in the mix.

SmallJoes.com – APEX Display Case back in stock + Marvel pre-orders!

Hi folks! We have some pre-orders and restocked products to tell you about. Take a look and thank you for your interest.

After a long wait, we are pleased to announce the return of the APEX Action Figure Display Case. The case includes three parts: a crystal clear poly-styrene base, a stand, and cover. The cover fits snugly around the base to keep out unwanted dust. The stand is designed to fit neatly inside of the case and to maximize space for display of 3 3/4″ – 4″ (roughly 1:18 scale) action figures, or other figurines and collectibles of similar size. Made 100% in the U.S.A.

Wave 2 (2015) Marvel Avengers 4″ figures are available fore pre-order. This set of 6 figures is available for $72.99 and includes Thunderstrike, Shanna, Doc Ock, Armored Daredevil, Vulture, and Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man.

We have in the clearance aisle a lot of cool stuff at low prices. GI JOE Retaliation, Indiana Jones, Marvel 4″ figures, GI JOE t-shirts, Gears of War 3 4″ figures, 1:6 scale figures, and much much more!

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Help fight cancer and snag some rare toys from former Hasbro PR guy Joe Moscone

Anyone who has visited JoeCon, Toy Fair, or SDCC over the past several years likely ran into Joe Moscone, one of the stalwart PR professionals who at one point helped Hasbro interface with the fans and threw his considerable support behind our favorite brands.

Every year Joe launches a fundraising campaign to support cancer research, and this year he continues that great fight.  As an added edge, though, he is holding a series of eBay auctions, where 100% of the proceeds go to this terrific fund Receptions for Research.

You can find the current eBay auctions right here, and if you’re not into the eBay scene, consider just supporting his cause directly.  It’s a great thing, and you’ll be throwing your support behind someone who spent many years supporting our favorite toy and entertainment properties.

NOTE: The eBay page hosting the auction is Joe’s girlfriend’s, Caitlin Elgin, who is also part of the fundraising team—the New Jersey Grabowskis.

Take a few minutes to do what you can… it’s a great cause and you can get some great toys while you’re at it.  How can you go wrong?