It’s not an official product, but that doesn’t take away from its awesomeness! Over on JoeCustoms t-shirt maker J_Man (from D & J Toys) has mocked up a fantastic looking G.I. Joe themed “ugly Christmas sweater” t-shirt featuring some familiar looking Real American Hero designs.
Check it out on JoeCustoms.com and not only get yourself a neat shirt, but help support G.I. Joe’s premier customizing community while you’re at it!
A while ago we had reported on International Burger King Kid’s Meal toys which were strangely G.I. Joe themed for no apparent reason. Well those strange international items have just been found in the United States. Iowa, to be exact.
Over on Facebook, Matt Brandenburg (former Hasbro design wizard who provided some excellent work in the Pursuit of Cobra toy line among others) reports that he has visited a local Burger King and found one of the G.I. Joe themed Kid’s Meals. In case you were wondering, Matt got the AWE Striker looking thing.
Start checking your local Burger Kings, kids!
The G.I. Joe Collectors Club sent out an email yesterday announcing that many of their G.I. Joe items, including several back issues of the newsletter and entries from the FSS 2.0, would be going on a special “pre-Holiday” sale. There appears to be a solid $10 off each FSS 2.0 figure, and the newsletters are chopped down considerably as well. It might be a good opportunity for folks to go back and get those back issues of the Adventure Team or GIJCC Comic (both of which I enjoy).
Mixed in with this email, though, appears to be an update on the shipping of FSS 3.0, which the email indicates won’t be arriving until after Christmas.
I NEED MY HIT & RUN DANGIT.
More information as it becomes available, you can read the email below and check out their clearance sale right here.
Hello Club -
I hope all of you have a joyous Holiday Season and Merry Christmas. To make it merrier, we have started our holiday sale early!
We have marked prices down to some of their lowest levels as we are still trying to make room for the large FSS 3.0 shipment coming just after Christmas.
Please note that the Holiday Sale items are in the Clearance Section while we still have a few items left from our Club Archive Sale as well that are in the Featured Section. We have also removed all of the limits on the Archive Sale for what is left.
Don’t wait… these items will go quickly~
Thanks for your support and Happy Holidays!
IDW Publishing has posted their solicitation list for upcoming comics for February, 2014 including new issues for the main G.I. Joe title, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, and Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra.
As one might expect, you could find spoilers below.
Take this with a heavy dose of salt, but according to SchmoesKnow.com, the producer of G.I. Joe 3, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura has expressed serious interest in bringing Martin Campbell in to direct the third installment of the G.I. Joe film franchise. There has been some question about Jon Chu’s involvement over the past few months, and with him currently deep into the sequel of Now You See Mee, it would appear that Paramount is preparing to move in a different direction.
Keep in mind, this is far from a done deal, and in fact this seems to just be a “wish list” item and not even an actual contract signature, but it certainly has some interesting elements to it.
On the one hand, Campbell directed Green Lantern, one of the more ill-advised comic book films to come out in recent years, but some might argue that wasn’t the fault of the directing. I couldn’t say one way or the other, I could only sit through about twenty minutes of it.
However, on the other hand, Campbell was also in the director’s chair for the most seminal James Bond film of the past twenty years, Casino Royale. That movie propelled Daniel Craig to super star status and completely reinvented the James Bond brand. Those two films seem like such polar opposites I have a hard time wrapping my head around this rumor.
Time will tell. Head over to SchmoesKnow.com for the full story.
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I was hoping to get this published last week, but time was not on my side. But better late than never.
Hama and Gallant once again dive into the classic Real American Hero world, yet manage to bring some new things to the table. Are they all good? I’m not 100% convinced, but I’m willing to buckle up and take the ride.
Click the Read More link below to check out the full review.
A few short days after initial reports hinted at a potential merger between Hasbro and DreamWorks animation, the latest word is that those talks have come to an end. According to the New York Times, a dip in stock prices and internal pressure from Disney may have contributed to the deal falling apart.
It’s not especially surprising giving Hasbro’s deep relationship with the Mouse, being the primary licensor for many of their action figure brands, not to mention just recently sweeping the princess license away from Mattel. Disney is a very powerful voice in the industry and not one you want to be on the wrong side of.
It’s tough to say exactly what the combined forces of Hasbro and DreamWorks might have meant for the G.I. Joe brand, and now it appears we’ll never find out. Get more details at the New York Times.
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Ever since Disney swept in and more or less consumed the Marvel and Star Wars brands (two toys long linked to Hasbro contracts) the rumors began that a merger between Hasbro and Disney was more or less inevitable.
Well, as many suspected, rumors have emerged today of a Hasbro merger with a large scale animation company. But it’s not Disney.
According to Deadline.com (a very reputable and accurate Hollywood rumor source) Hasbro is in talks with DreamWorks Animation on a potential landscape-shifting deal that could help solidify their entertainment brand. Of course by solidify, I mean likely solidify it in second place compared to what Disney is doing and has been doing. Heck, maybe even third behind Disney and Pixar.
I suppose looking at this logistically, it makes a bit of sense. Stephen Spielberg has been working alongside Michael Bay from time to time on the Transformers films, and has a stake in DreamWorks, although one might say his links to Disney & Lucasfilm properties are even stronger.
What this may mean for Hasbro as an entertainment brand is anyone’s guess, but if nothing else, it’ll make things interesting, especially when it comes to toy contracts. As the primary action figure licensee for many Disney properties (including Marvel, Star Wars, and the newly acquired Disney princess license) it seems odd that they would become partnered with one of Disney’s animation rivals. But stranger things have happened in corporate America.
Check out the full details at Deadline.com and stay tuned!