GeneralsJoes Reviews Vitruvian HACKS Crystal Clear Blanks

Yes, the review sections have been neglected in the past months, but I hope to play some catch up this week.

Starting it off is a look at the Virtuvian HACKS Crystal Clear Blanks, the new transparent blanks that were released a short while ago and have proven to be an excellent addition to the Blank library.

Check out my Vitruvian HACKS Review Page or click the link below.

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Prime 1 debuts impressive looking G.I. Joe statues at Tokyo ComicCon

Big thanks to skinny over on Twitter who has forwarded some images of upcoming Prime 1 G.I. Joe statues for Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes which were apparently revealed at Tokyo ComicCon.  By all accounts, Prime 1 offerings are not inexpensive, but the detailing and sculpt work on these two statues is pretty incredible.

Check out the mirrored images below as well as embedded YouTube video.  The images mostly come from the Prime 1 Instagram account.  You can see two different versions of each character below.  Pretty awesome looking stuff.

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GeneralsJoes Reviews the G.I. Joe: Revolution One Shot

We are officially neck deep inside IDW Publishing’s Revolution roller coaster, and just today, the G.I. Joe: Revolution One Shot hits comic shops!  It’s a Revolution story focused on the G.I. Joe side of the house, continuing IDW’s existing universe, but weaving it into this over-arcing Revolution story.

So how did it work?  Click the Read More link for the full review!

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GeneralsJoes Video Review – G.I. Joe 2016 Duke vs. Tombstone

I know I’ve been lagging a little bit behind on my reviews for the most recent G.I. Joe product, but now, with huuuuuuuge thanks to Chris from The Full Force podcast, we have a video review for the Duke vs. Tombstone 2 Pack!  This video was a huge undertaking as Chris combed through years of history to look at nearly every single version of Duke that exists.

Crazy.

Anyway, hit up the GeneralsJoes YouTube Page for the latest review, and I promise written reviews (and more video ones, too!) are on the way.

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What’s on Joe Mind Episode 106 is YUGE

Holy cow, this is what happens when you don’t post a new episode for a while…  the What’s on Joe Mind podcast has posted a new episode of their G.I. Joe podcast, and it’s a big ‘un!

FIVE FREAKING HOURS of content crammed into this tiny audio file, encompassing hours of recording, editing, and production work.  Big props to all the work done behind the scenes, and I hope everyone enjoys this latest mammoth episode.

Check it out on our Podbean page or embedded below.

ZOMG!  It’s a REAL episode!!  Yes, the gang brings you almost FIVE hours of Joe Related Talk…and other subjects…and pointless tangents.  Justin was having “family time” so joining us for substitution host duty is Chris McLeod of The Full Force.  Since this is our first show since JoeCon (yes, we know it has been that long, but we all have real lives we must live folks), we spend a SIGNIFICANT amount of time in the news doing a day-by-day review of all that went down in Loveland.  We also catch up on other topics in the news…all which is old news now, but you can hear what we have to say instead of reading it on a forum or in social media.  We also talk to IDW GI Joe artist extraordinaire, Tom Feister as we check in to what projects he has cooking for the rest of the year.  All that plus the Joes of 2006 and Inappropriate Cosplay Emails to Joe Colton.  We know you will love this new segment!  We’ll fill you in with our lives in the real world on our next episode, but for now, enjoy this MEGA show…this should last you a couple of days on your commutes…unless you have a long commute and in that case we hope it makes your trip go by that much more rapidly.  Thanks for thinking of us!  We appreciate your listener-ship!!

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Boss Fight Studio breaks the Internet with Bucky O’Hare announcement

We interrupt this minor GeneralsJoes hiatus with an important announcement!

Boss Fight Studio has been hinting at this for a little while now, and finally, late last week they announced it officially – new Bucky O’Hare action figures are coming from our favorite action figure company!

That’s right, the fine folks at Boss Fight Studio have inked a deal with Continuity to produce action figures based on the classic 80s toyline and animated series Bucky O’Hare!  Co-created by Larry Hama, Neal Adams, and Michael Golden, Bucky O’Hare was a prominent fixture for a short period of time back in those golden days where unfortunately a barrage of other media and action figure lines somewhat overshadowed the greatness of the property.

We will now all get an opportunity to see just how great the line could be with brand new Bucky O’Hare action figures from Boss Fight Studio!  This is fantastic news, not just for those of us who consider Boss Fight friends, but for fans of 80s toylines in general.  I can’t wait to see what develops!  Keep watching BossfightStudio.com and BossFightShop.com for some of the latest information and updates.

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Dime Novel Legends Kickstarter hits milestone, but still needs our help

The much anticipated Kickstarter for Dime Novel Legends by Chicken Fried Toys has been going for a couple of weeks now and is going strong, passing by the $100,000 marker within the past day or so.

There is, however, still a ways to go, as they still need another 25 grand to be fully funded, and there are plenty of stretch goals out there for the taking as well.

If you haven’t considered funding yet, please check out the Dime Novel Legends Kickstarter, and check all their updates, as the structure and incentives are only getting better as time goes on!

Pledge for this great looking Old West action figure line now!

YoJoe.com’s guide to Revolution is essential reading

It seems with every new comic day there are new issues tying into IDW Publishing’s Revolution storyline.  Even I’ve had a hard time keeping it all straight.

Thankfully, over on YoJoe.com, their comic aficianado antarctica is diving headlong into the Revolution story and has posted several updates in the YoJoe comic section.

You can see a number of links in this Revolution One-Shots forum post, which will direct you to all sorts of other pages with full information and summaries on all the one-shot comics released to date.  There’s also a general Revolution forum post as well, which links to a number of different comic book recaps for all of the associated Revolution stories.

It’s a great resource for anyone who wants to dive into Revolution and keep up to date with all of the associated titles.  Huge thanks to antarctica and YoJoe.com for providing this great resource!

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Hasbro “HasCon” officially announced for September, 2017

We knew it was coming, but I wasn’t aware it would be happening so soon!  Hasbro announces today their first ever “HASCON”, launching September 8 – 10, 2017 in Providence, Rhode Island!

As someone who lives on the East Coast, this is great news for me, and I plan on being in attendance for this one for sure.  The full website is live at Hascon.Hasbro.com with all the latest details of the show and you can read the full press release right here.

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Hasbro to Create the Ultimate Entertainment and Play Experience by Bringing Its Iconic Brands to Life with First-Ever ‘HASCON’

First-of-Its-Kind Convention Will Bring Fans and Families Together for Three Days of Immersive Entertainment Experiences, Talent and Character Appearances, Panels and More in September 2017

PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, announced it is creating the first-ever HASCON fan and family convention in September 2017. The massive event, which will be held in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017, will treat attendees to three unforgettable days featuring a celebration of Hasbro’s powerful characters and stories, including live interactive experiences, exclusive products, talent appearances, panels and much more.

This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161018006137/en/

From bringing the first action figure to life with G.I. JOE, to creating a world where robots are truly ‘more than meets the eye’ with TRANSFORMERS, Hasbro’s brands have always overflowed with rich stories and dynamic, multi-faceted characters, providing an incredible platform to capture the imaginations of fans of all ages. The premiere HASCON event will bring the magic of decades of storytelling under one roof for the ultimate, immersive Hasbro fan and family experience. Hasbro’s top properties, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE and many others will be reimagined through dynamic stage performances and unique opportunities for fans to engage with their favorite characters. In addition to interactive experiences designed to offer attendees a glimpse into Hasbro’s imaginative storytelling in action, visitors will have the chance to see first-look previews of Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series, attend panels and meet-and-greets with celebrities and creative talent associated with Hasbro brands, take part in Hasbro Gaming competitions and purchase special limited-edition Hasbro products.

“Hasbro is home to many of the world’s most recognizable brands, each of them with their own group of passionate and engaged fans,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro Brands. “HASCON will deliver an extraordinary peek behind the curtain of our brands, storytelling, and iconic characters while giving us the opportunity to invite fans and families to our hometown for the most memorable, unified Hasbro experience ever.”

For all of the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit http://hascon.hasbro.com

About Hasbro
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

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Creating G.I. Joe Volume 3 is on Kickstarter now!

If you’re even a moderate fan of G.I. Joe or 80s action figure lines, then the Creating G.I. Joe books are like a treasure trove of toy design concepts.  Each volume (and there have been two so far) dives beneath the surface of the design process for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, revealing concept art (some of it never seen before!) some alternate designs for your favorite characters, and a ton of vintage toy intel.

They are great reads, and if Volume 3 is anything like Volumes 1 and 2, you’ll love digging into the past to see just how the Real American Hero phenomenon was born.

Check out Creating G.I. Joe Volume 3 on Kickstarter now!

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