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.

The World will always need G.I. Joe – A new direction by IDW

The World Will Always Need G.I. Joe
Karen Traviss Leads A Bold New Series

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San Diego, CA (August 27, 2014) – Acclaimed British military science-fiction author Karen Traviss reignites the G.I. JOE franchise with an all-new series. Filled with the kind of gritty realism fans of the author have come to expect, this new take on G.I. JOE is guaranteed to please followers of the classic property and comic readers experiencing it for the first time.

The world has changed and so must G.I. JOE—lead by Scarlett, the once-revered G.I. JOE team faces an unthinkable reality where Cobra has become an unlikely peacekeeping taskforce. Utilizing real-world dangers and politics, this is a G.I. JOE comic the likes of which has never been seen.

“Karen understands the world of men and women in the military,” says IDW Senior Editor John Barber. “She gets what their reality is like—which is why she’s held in such high regard by veterans, as well as fans of character-driven action.

Traviss guides an all-star squad of talent on this monthly series starting with fan-favorite artist Steve Kurth on interior art. With a keen eye for design, Jeffery Veregge provides striking covers to the series. The first issue will feature a subscription variant cover by Cliff Chiang.

“When John [Barber] asked me to write the series, it was one of those spooky coincidences,” said Traviss. “I’d literally just finished writing a scene for my new novel, GOING GREY, where two of the characters – vets now serving as private military contractors – discuss whether having G.I. Joe and Action Man as boys, influenced their choice of career. G.I. Joe is still that iconic after 50 years, because it’s about people, and it’s never shied away from the human reality of warfare. I’m genuinely delighted to have the chance to work on the franchise.”

Look for this new series to infiltrate comic shops this September, and follow IDW Publishing on facebook.com/idwpublishing and @idwpublishing for more news and updates!

SuperFanArt extends Hasbro licensing reach to other brands

A short while ago, we had reported that Shapeways 3D Printing system and Hasbro had joined forces to create SuperFanArt, focusing primarily on the My Little Pony brand. Well, SuperFanArt has officially expanded the Shapeways/Hasbro partnership to many other brands, including G.I. Joe!

Check out the details on Shapeways.com, and if you’ve got some 3D Printing and Designing skills, now is the time to take advantage!

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GeneralsJoes Reviews 50th Anniversary 3-Packs

I’ve already covered a couple of the selections from the G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary 3-Packs (namely Leatherneck and Destro) thanks to some early samples, but now that these have hit retail, I’ve filled in the holes.

Check out the G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary Review Page, or click the links below to check them out!

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IDW Solicitations for November, 2014

At least partly.

The majority of the images and details for November’s G.I. Joe releases has been revealed by IDW Publishing, though they didn’t post the retail cover for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #208 and I don’t see anything for Transformers vs. G.I. Joe.

As for the rest of it, check out the list below… in spite of myself, I’m getting excited for the next new iteration of the main G.I. Joe title, and of course, Real American Hero continues to blow me away. Click the “Continue Reading” link to check out the full solicitation list.

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Hallmark announces G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary Christmas Ornament

I think this news has been floating out there for a little while, but over on Hallmark’s Corporate website, they have announced a special edition G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary Christmas ornament for 2014. According to Hallmark, the ornament will be $19.95 and will be available in limited quantities exclusively at Gold Crown stores during their ornament debut starting October 4th.

The ornament is what looks to be an old school vintage G.I. Joe 12″ Action Soldier in an open wood grain box. Pretty neat looking. Check out the image below. Big thanks to YoJoe contributor notpicard for the info!

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Total Retaliation book to debut at Roll Out Roll Call 2014!

For folks who haven’t been following along on Facebook, a couple of enterprising G.I. Joe fans have been working on a great guide for the G.I. Joe: Retaliation toyline entitled “Total Retaliation“. The book will focus on the toys with the G.I. Joe: Retaliation theme. As we all know, there were some fantastic action figures and vehicles under the Retaliation banner, pulling from all era’s and generations of G.I. Joe. Total Retaliation features figures, file cards, and some incredible looking diorama shots.

Over on their Facebook Page, the Total Retaliation creators have been posting a ton of fantastic “in progress” shots featuring their page layouts, diorama snippets and other great tidbits of information.

We’ve just learned that the Total Retaliation book will debut at Roll Out Roll Call in Southampton, England on October 11th and 12th! Featuring an exclusive cover and some great incentives, this will be our first opportunity to purchase a physical copy of the Total Retaliation book. I’d imagine they’ll go on sale shortly thereafter.

Keep up with the latest news on Total Retaliation on their Facebook Page, and make sure you’re staying up to date with Roll Out Roll Call, too, as they celebrate 50 years of G.I. Joe and 30 years of Transformers on October 11th and 12th at the Jury’s Inn in Southampton, UK! All of those details can be found right here. Check out some of the great images from Total Retaliation below.

Episode 96 of What’s on Joe Mind is now online!

Yes, the recording schedule has been a bit hap hazard, especially with no real news to talk about, but that’s changed over the past few weeks as the news for G.I. Joe has had a resurgence, especially with the 50th Anniversary line being released to retail! We also talk about our favorite Marvel Comics Covers and talk Coil Con.

Not only that, but we talk to Carson of 3D Joes about his exciting 3D Joes Poster Kickstarter Campaign!

Check out our Podbean Page or the embedded player below for the latest episode and the Show Notes are after the jump.

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Darkness Falls Episode 21 – Allegiances Questioned

When we last saw the ECO Force their were clearing the Cobra R & D sector, and thought they were free and clear…but I think we all know differently.  The G.I. Joe team comes face to face with one of the strangest foes they’ve ever faced!

Meanwhile are there some cracks in the Cobra foundation?  A trusted Cobra ally seems to have his own nefarious plans…

Check out the Darkness Falls section, or click the link directly below.

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GeneralsJoes Reviews 50th Anniversary Blowtorch and Low Light

I know they’re not the most exciting subject matter because they’re essentially re-releases of past figures, but for the sake of thoroughness, I wanted to cover it all.

Check out my 50th Anniversary Review Page, or click the links below.

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