Preview for IDW Publishing G.I. Joe: ARAH #206

New comic day tomorrow! While we still have a little while to wait for the new #1 issue of Karen Traviss’ take on G.I. Joe, tomorrow brings us another installment in the fantastic G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero continuation by Larry Hama and SL Gallant.

I can tell from the preview that this is going to be a fun one. Some definite shades of old school Marvel greatness in these first few pages. Check out the preview and details below.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #206
Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)
With Torpedo’s team barely escaping their mission with their lives, G.I. JOE takes a moment to honor the mission’s sole casualty. But COBRA gives the Real American Hero team no time to rest as they move their latest nefarious plot forward. Never a dull moment in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #206!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
· Sketch variant cover by Larry Hama!

Darkness Falls Episode 23 “Broken Cover” is online

Running a little behind schedule today, but managed to get the latest episode posted on Sunday as promised.

The G.I. Joe ECO Force has managed to overcome their zombie attackers, but in the motor pool, a pitched battle still wages.  Destro certainly looks to have the upper hand, but looks can be deceiving…

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

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New G.I. Joe Kre-O Blind Bags found in the wild… but with a twist!

Well, actually a couple of twists. First and foremost, the finding is from a retail Toys “R” Us in Utah, and reports that they have found Blind Bag Wave 5 in stores. So, the first question is… where is Wave 4? Perhaps Wave 4 is impending as well…

But the second and more pressing issue in my mind is there appears to be a lack of blind bag codes. This was reported on some Transformers Kre-Ons a short while ago, and unfortunately the tactic has officially passed along to the G.I. Joe side as well. I’m certainly not happy about it, and this will probably result in me just picking and choosing the loose figures on eBay or some other service. I don’t have a local Toys “R” Us, so I’m certainly not going to make a special 120 mile round trip just to buy an armful of Kre-Ons and hope I get the ones I want.

I kind of understand why Hasbro is doing it, but I don’t much like it.

Check out the image below and thanks to Edward G on Twitter for the info.

The fifth wave of G.I. Joe Kre-O contains the below list of figures, and a gallery from ComicCon can be seen right here.

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

Comic Book Resources interviews Karen Traviss about upcoming G.I. Joe relaunch

It’s officially September, which has been long promised by IDW Publishing as the “Fall of G.I. Joe”. With the first issue of the latest G.I. Joe relaunch incoming, Comic Book Resources interviewed new writer Karen Traviss, and also included some preview images to go along with the story.

Check out one of the previews below, and check out the interview at CBR.com.

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Addendum posted to Revoltech “Revolmini” Solid Snake review

I posted my review of the recently released Revoltech “Revolmini” Solid Snake a couple of weeks ago, but admittedly I wasn’t really sure exactly what the curiously shaped white object that came with the figure was.

Well, within moments of posting the review, I was thoroughly educated, and I’ve posted some new images and details in the Revolmini Review.

Essentially you can take off Solid Snake’s face and use the tool to change his eyes.

Yes, you read that right.  You can take off Solid Snake’s face.  Totally not creepy.

Actually, yeah, it’s pretty creepy.  Check out the review right here, but don’t look too long at Snake’s faceless husk, it’ll haunt your dreams.

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Coil Con V Exclusive “Shrike” Card Art Revealed!

It’s officially September, which means the fifth annual Coil Con is on the immediate horizon!  Hitting the midwest September 13th, this year’s Convention promises to be a lot of fun for collectors and fans of all ages.

This year’s Coil Con exclusive set crosses the pond, as Coil Operative “Shrike” plans his next nefarious plot.  We revealed the first painted sample of the figure right on GeneralsJoes.com and below you can see the card art, lovingly crafted by Andrew Hall, Eric Gradberg, and James Kavanaugh, Jr.!

COIL Con V will take place from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, September 13. This year’s convention has moved indoors to the Indianapolis Wyndham hotel. For anyone thinking of making the trip in from out of town, it’s mere minutes from the Indianapolis airport and there are rooms available with a special Convention rate ($99/night) for Friday and Saturday night.

Be sure to check out the club’s site, www.coilcon.com, and the COIL Con Facebook page for more information!

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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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One Day Only – Kre-O Building sets 40% off at Entertainment Earth

A great little bit of sales news today, as online retailer Entertainment Earth has 40% off all in stock Kre-O building sets!

While they don’t carry the G.I. Joe specific sets, as those are exclusive to Toys “R” Us, they have many other great sets from Battleship, Cityville, and Star Trek which would be awesome compliments for your G.I. Joe display.  Battleship especially has some terrific military elements to it.  Check out the Entertainment Earth Kre-O section, and check out some of the more specific sets below.  Great prices and a really good selection!

Order Kre-o Battleship Battle Base Set from Entertainment Earth!

Order Kre-o Battleship Combat Chopper Helicopter from Entertainment Earth!

Order Kre-o Battleship Land Defense Battle Pack from Entertainment Earth!

Order Kre-O Cityville Invasion Marina Madness Set from Entertainment Earth!

Order Star Trek Kre-O Star Trek Transporter Trouble Set from Entertainment Earth!

Darkness Falls Episode 22 – Blunt Force Solution

Things are looking pretty shakey for the G.I. Joe team!  Caught between Destro and Cobra, as well as in the midst of a sudden zombie outbreak, the Joes must find a way to get through these obstacles and still hit Cobra before Operation: Eclipse goes into effect.

Time is running out!

Check out the Darkness Falls section, or click the link directly to check out the latest chapter in the GeneralsJoes Dio-Story finale!

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G.I. Joe Kre-O Terror Drome is available for Pre-Order at ToysRUs.com!

THE MOMENT OF TRUTH IS UPON US! Ever since it was first revealed at Toy Fair lo so many months ago, us Kre-O fans have been salivating over the upcoming Cobra Terror Drome! Well, finally our desperate cries for help may have been heard, as ToysRUs.com has just listed it for pre-order!

Even better, according to the TRU website, shipping is scheduled for next week. The MSRP is $99.99, and while that is certainly not cheap, considering everything it comes with, I’m finding it really difficult to find an issue with the price.

To say this excites me would be a wild understatement. Check out ToysRUs.com and pre-order that bad boy! Free shipping for orders over $49.99, so it’s just like getting it in the store.

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If you dig the Kre-O stuff, make sure you visit my G.I. Joe Kre-O Review Page where I cover every single Kre-O release to date!  It’s good stuff.