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.

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Enjoy!

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Unicef Releases powerful video – A Vaccine for Violence

The G.I. Joe connection here may be tenuous, but the message is a good one. Unicef UK reached out to me to help spread the word about their new “Violence Vaccine” initiative, and a video they produced to get the word out about it, and if an organization like Unicef asks me to share something, I’m going to try and do it.

At one point in the short film, a child poses his G.I. Joe figure as a method of defense against potential violence, which impacts children across the world far more than any of us would like to believe or realize. Please check out the video below and the Press Release to go along with it.

Check out the Press Release below.

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IDW Publishing G.I. Joe #2 (Season 4) Preview

Karen Traviss and Steve Kurth continue the resurgence of the main G.I. Joe title from IDW this Wednesday, and you can check out a preview of the upcoming second issue below.

G.I. Joe #2

Karen Traviss (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Jeffrey Veregge (c)

THE FALL OF G.I. JOE! Scarlett’s last chance to save the G.I. JOE team’s existence is threatened on all sides—the U.S. government, shady spy organizations, two warring factions in a nation in the throes of civil war… plus the benevolent peace-keeping forces of Cobra?!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Bold new era continues with superstar writer Karen Traviss (Halo, Gears of War, Star Wars: Republic Commando)!
  • SCARLETT commands the G.I. JOE team!
  • The world will always need the G.I. JOE team—right?!
  • Ask your retailer about the David Williams variant cover, connecting to variants for issues 1, 3 and 4!

Darkness Falls Episode 31 – The Valley of Death is now online

After pushing their way through the maintenance tunnels, the G.I. Joe team is on the precipice of striking at the heart of the Cobra Command structure…  but they’re not there yet!  One last obstacle stands in their way in the form of the Cobra Imperial Guard!  Can they make one last push through this final obstacle, or are the Commander’s most trusted and powerful personal guards too tough for them?

Check the Darkness Falls section, or click the episode link below.

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Pre-Orders Announced for first Gentle Giant 12″ G.I. Joe – Rock n Roll!

We’ve been hearing about them for a few months now, and the pre-orders have officially gone live! Gentle Giant’s entry into the vintage G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero line is officially up for pre-order on Big Bad Toy Store. Check out the link below to pre-order and also take a peek at the great images courtesy of Gentle Giant themselves.

Okay, I have to admit, that Rock n Roll looks pretty sharp in those pictures.  This isn’t a line I plan on collecting, to be honest, but I can’t argue that seeing the vintage figure in that size and with those crisp paint apps is a pretty awesome nostalgia punch.

Good stuff.

Select Kindle Worlds titles on sale at Amazon

Amazon.com has launched a sale on many of their Kindle Worlds offerings, including a couple of my own books.

Normally $3.99 they have been marked at sale prices of $1.99, which makes it a perfect time to get caught up on my G.I. Joe universe.  For folks who have been enjoying my dio-stories over the years, that universe began with my “Price of Peace” books, all of which are currently on the Kindle Worlds platform.

Check out the following links below to take advantage of this great sale!

There are scores of offerings from other great writers, too, so take this opportunity to do some G.I. Joe reading!

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Transformers Legacy Package Art book on sale at Amazon.com!

No, you didn’t accidentally hit the wrong toy website this morning, I really am talking about a Transformers book.

Why?  Well, first and foremost the authors Jim Sorenson and Bill Forster have also worked quite a bit in the G.I. Joe realm with the Field Manual books, and I consider Jim a good friend, so I’m happy to send some traffic his way.

But this is a bit self serving, too…  I think we’ve all been clamoring for a package art book for G.I. Joe for a long time, and while much of that art may have unfortunately been lost to the sands of time, I think strong sales for a book like this on the Transformers side might convince some folks that more G.I. Joe artwork themed books would be in demand as well.

So, check out their book, consider buying it…after all, even for Joe fans, you can’t argue the cultural and historical significance of some of the art in this book and it would make a fantastic conversation piece.  Click the banner below to buy it up.

Better late than never – GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe (S4) #1

The issue hit comic shops a good two weeks ago, and I am ashamedly slow on the draw, but I had to get my opinions of this new G.I. Joe relaunch from IDW Publishing down on digital paper.

I will admit right up front, I was hesitant to embrace this new theme for the comic, not because it seemed out of place, but because it seemed so far “in place”.  In other words, the same themes G.I. Joe has been running with over the past four years.  What could Karen Traviss do differently where others hadn’t yet explored?

As it turns out…  there were some unexplored avenues, and Traviss spanned those waters nicely.

Check out my full review over at YoJoe.com.