G.I. Joe Convention 2015 Tiger Force Dial Tone revealed

The G.I. Joe Collectors Club has started the weekend off with a bang, revealing another of their upcoming Tiger Force themed convention figures.

Joining Wreckage is Dial-Tone.  Mostly carrying forward one of the previous Dial Tone figures, the Club adds a new pair of legs and tweaks the Tiger Force deco a bit.

Gotta say, I’m not sure I’m wild about the results here.  I always thought the neatest part of the Toys “R” Us Tiger Force set was the UK-themed blue…the Club took that template, but stuck with the vintage colors.  Maybe once I see the whole group I’ll think different.

Keep watching GIJoeCon.com and check out the mirrored image below.

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G.I. Joe Collectors Club reveals 2015 G.I. Joe Convention Brochure

It’s days like today where it’s fun to be a G.I. Joe fan! I love “brochure reveal day” from the G.I. Joe Collectors Club as it immediately opens the floodgates for questions, speculation, and interest in the upcoming G.I. Joe convention!

And today we have one heck of an update. If folks weren’t aware by the newsletter image, Wreckage’s reveal this week confirmed that Tiger Force was one side of the Convention set battle, and today we know the other… Iron Grenadiers!

The Tiger Force set features… are you ready for this?

  • Sgt Stalker
  • Dial-Tone
  • Big Brawler
  • Wreckage
  • Recondo
  • Lifeline

The Iron Grenadier side includes… holy wow…

  • General Mayhem
  • Metalhead
  • Undertow Officer
  • Iron Anvils x 3
  • Undertow x 3

As someone who really loves the 2005 MARS Attacks set, this certainly sounds fascinating! The Iron Anvils are one of my all time favorite Convention figures, and Metalhead is a terrific addition to the Iron Grenadier cadre. Really interested to see how they handle Mayhem as well. Great looking stuff.

On the Tiger Force side, I think we kind of know what to expect with Lifeline and Recondo… and I’m betting we see some Toys “R” Us influenced Dial-Tone, Sgt. Stalker, and Big Brawler deco’s, too!

I’ll admit, I’m not a huge Tiger Force fan, but I like that they’re pulling from the newer Toys “R” Us 5-Pack as well as the classics. Gives us some really good ideas about potential vehicles and extra figures as well.

I would expect we’ll start seeing more figure reveals VERY soon… hold on tight!

Check out the brochure right here and the road to JoeCon officially begins here.

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Buckle your seat belts – Crazy new G.I. Joe 3 Rumor incoming

Uhh, yeah. Crazy.

As I hope you always do, take this information with a large grain of salt, is it comes from a completely unsourced site Film Divider and at this point remains a significant question mark.

But according to the site, G.I. Joe 3 is poised to bring Tomax and Xamot to the big screen in the third G.I. Joe film, along with long time G.I. Joe operative Matt Trakker–

Wait, what?

Matt Trakker? Yes, that’s right, the main character from Kenner’s MASK toyline from the 80s is officially rumored to be a part of the third G.I. Joe film.

Film Divider doesn’t delve into where this information came from or how this character addition could drive this G.I. Joe film (or others) but it’s a very curious revelation and not one that I would think would come out of thin air.

Stay tuned.

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Preview for IDW G.I. Joe (Season 4) #5

Karen Traviss has been putting this new G.I. Joe team through the ringer, and she’s not done yet.  Political intrigue and special operations action all come to a head in this fifth issue of IDW’s G.I. Joe title.

Check out the full preview below, and this issue hits stands tomorrow.

G.I. Joe #5

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

FALL OF G.I. JOE! Tensions escalate as new dangers emerge. What can the G.I. JOE team do to combat a COBRA the world views as heroes? As SCARLETT leads the team, former G.I. JOE agent DUKE searches for answers.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • First issue of an all-new arc!

G.I. Joe Collectors Club reveals first look at Tiger Force Wreckage

There’s been a regular schedule to these things over the past several years…first we get the Convention location, then the brochure, then the figures debut, and finally registration.

Well this year that schedule is apparently a bit sideways. We don’t have the brochure posted yet, but we do get our first look at one of the Convention exclusives this year, and it’s a doozy!

The G.I. Joe Collectors Club has revealed “Wreckage”! A Tiger Force repaint of Firefly named “Sabretooth” was first shown in a catalog back in the 80’s, and Hasbro took that ball and ran with it during the early 2000’s, introducing “Wreckage” into their Toys “R” Us Tiger Force six pack.

Now we have a modern version of the same character, using the always fantastic Ultimate Firefly tooling. I guess this is official notification to keep watching GIJoeCon.com for the latest information. Check out the mirrored image below.

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GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #210

It’s been a great couple of weeks for G.I. Joe comics!  Last week we were treated to the first issue of Costa’s excellent Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra, and this week Serpentor makes his abrupt return in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.  Combine all this with Karen Traviss’ great work of political intrigue in the main series, and Tom Scioli’s certifiably insane Transformers/G.I. Joe amalgamation, and there’s truly something for everyone.

Check out my review of the latest ARAH issue after the break!

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Preview for IDW G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #210

Resurrecting the ultimate evil in Cobra leadership sounds like a brilliant plan to me…  and it looks like in issue #210, the G.I. Joe team may just see how brilliant it is.

The latest issue of A Real American Hero hits comic shops tomorrow, and check out the preview below.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #210

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

Revanche and the Blue Ninjas have set their sights on the Arashikage clan, bringing the fight to Japan! Meanwhile, COBRA members COPPERHEAD, SCRAP IRON, and FIREFLY set their sinister plan into motion…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

•    Variant sketch cover by Larry Hama!

So did Boss Fight Studio just drop a bomb about upcoming HACKS series?

It seems to have flown somewhat under the radar, but over on the Boss Fight Studio Facebook Page, Catrina, one of the members of BFS made what appears to be an innocuous post:

On the surface it doesn’t look like much, but check the hashtag… “‪#‎HicSuntDracones‬”.

For those unfamiliar, the term Hic Sunt Dracones was often placed on ancient maps showing the presence of danger. Translated from Latin, however, it literally means “Here Be Dragons”..

Could this be some kind of hint that we may be getting dragons in the Vitruvian HACKS line?  They have shown off several fantasy related designs as follow ups to the Greek Mythology concept.

Very interesting….stay tuned!  I know I will.

New Image of upcoming Captain Action 4″ Figure and Silver Streak

Through the Kickstarter craze of 2014 we heard about two properties primed for relaunch in 2015, both of which had Boss Fight Studio along for the ride. Both Eagle Force and Captain Action are bracing for Kickstarter launches this year, and the folks from Zica Toys have posted a new image of Captain Action with his trusty vehicle, the Silver Streak.

According to the Zica Toys Facebook Page, we should be expecting the Kickstarter to launch “soon”.

Check out the image below, and let’s get ready for an exciting year!

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