GeneralsJoes Continues 2016 Con Set Reviews – Attendee Figures!

Today I dip my toes into the pool outside of the standard Convention boxed set and cover the attendee exclusive figure-based items! This includes Cloudburst, Skymate, Air Raid, Free Fall, and the Heli-Vipers!

Go to my G.I. Joe Collectors Club Review Page or just click the link below to check them out.

air-commandos-flight

GeneralsJoes continues the 2016 Con Set reviews with the COBRA ADDERS!

Ah, G.I. Joe and COBRA, they really loved their acronyms.  It seemed like every other vehicle in the A Real American Hero line sported a cool name made up of other words.  Well in that way the COBRA A.D.D.E.R.S. fit right in.  The Aerial Deployment Daredevil Elite Recon Squadron is made up of some great characters and 90s troops, including my personal favorites – the Air Commandos.

Today I’m reviewing all five members of the COBRA A.D.D.E.R. team from the boxed set.  You can check out the review at the G.I. Joe Collectors Club Review Page, or the link below.  I also have done a video review which you can see embedded below.

cobra-adders-death-from-abo

GeneralsJoes Kicks Off the 2016 Sky Patrol Convention Set Reviews!

Doing these Con Set reviews is always a bit of a mixed blessing.  I generally love the convention sets, but at the same time I’m still trying to do nearly 20 reviews simultaneously which is exhausting.  I’ve lost track of how many hours I spend each year putting these together, but that’s why they pay me the big bucks, right?

Wait… I don’t get paid for this crap?

Ah, well.  Good thing I enjoy it, eh?  So, the 2016 “Project: Downfall” Convention Set hit my hands a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve been spending nearly all of my free time behind a camera, behind Photoshop, or behind Microsoft Word writing up the reviews!  Today I am starting the week of right, with SIX, count ’em SIX of the reviews hitting today alone!  The entirety of Sky Patrol is being reviewed today with the rest of the set sprinkling out throughout the week.

Start your Monday off right and check out the G.I. Joe Collectors Club Review Page, or just click the link below.

I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed putting them together!

collage

GeneralsJoes G.I. Joe Convention 2016 Video Reviews

The written reviews are on their way!  We stand at about 90% complete and hope to launch very early next week.

While you wait, Chris from The Full Force and I worked together to get some video reviews done to take a quick peek at the 2016 G.I. Joe Convention boxed set!  These videos have been broken up into two parts, one looking at the Sky Patrol members, with the other digging into the COBRA A.D.D.E.R.S.!

Head on over to my YouTube channel to check them out, or they are also embedded below.  Full written reviews are on the horizon, expect them very soon!

sky-patrol-group-09

1000 Toys BAIT Storm Shadow revealed

During ComicCon over the weekend, 1000 Toys not only launched the pre-order for their upcoming 12″ Snake Eyes, but also debuted a first look at Storm Shadow as well!

And holy crap.  I LOVE that Storm Shadow.  It’s a completely unique take on the COBRA Ninja, with a fantastic looking robotic head sculpt and some insane looking articulation, yet still manages to have the look and feel of the classic character.

The more I look at these two figures, the more I feel like I need them in my Detolf display case, and the more I wonder how the heck I would possibly afford it.  Check out the images below and big thanks to Chris from The Full Force for the heads up!

BAIT x 1000 Toys Snake Eyes up for limited Pre-Order!

For what is sure to be a very limited time opportunity, the BAIT x 1000 Toys 12″ Snake Eyes figure is up for pre-order at nsurgo.com!  Due for release in conjunction for SDCC 2016 (so any time now, then?) this is expected to be very limited quantities.

Pre-Order it right here!

IDW Publishing Solicitations gives first look at post Revolution G.I. Joe

Although IDW’s Revolution storyline kicks off in September, the first G.I. Joe book spinning out of that event releases in October.  IDW Publishing just sent out the solicitation information for October, so, as one might expect, some new tidbits about G.I. Joe’s new direction can be found within.

Below I’m posting any relevant G.I. Joe solicitations as well as the Revolution comic itself, considering any potential tie ins with the main Joe title.  Obviously Hama’s Real American Hero comic is chugging right along as well!  Check out all the details below.

GIJOE-REV01_cvr

G.I. JOE: Revolution #1—SPOTLIGHT

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milogiannis (a) • Aaron Conley (c)

G.I. JOE IS BACK! Thanks to the events of REVOLUTION, the G.I. Joe team led by Scarlett returns to the fray, leading the charge against invading TRANSFORMERS and other aliens. But when a US military defense base goes dark, Scarlett has reason to suspect that these enemy forces may have infiltrated G.I. Joe. It’s up to her, Roadblock, Rock ‘n Roll, Quick Kick, Wild Bill, and Shipwreck to move in and root out any traitors before the facility falls into the wrong hands!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: Revolution #1—Subscription Variant

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milogiannis (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: Revolution #1—Blank Sketch Variant

Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milogiannis (a) • Blank sketch (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • G.I. JOE returns to the fray!
  • A key one-shot connected to the world of REVOLUTION!
  • Variant cover by Ken Christiansen, part of a 13-part connected cover!

ActionMan-REV01_cvr_SUB

Action Man: Revolution #1—SPOTLIGHT

John Barber (w) •  Paolo Villanelli (a) • Drew Johnson (c)

REVOLUTION WORLDWIDE! While the battle between TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, M.A.S.K., and ROM rages across the Earth, the U.K.’s top field agent, ACTION MAN, tracks down the mystery of ORE-13—and finds an unusual metal ally!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Action Man: Revolution #1—Subscription Variant

John Barber (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Action Man: Revolution #1—Blank Sketch Variant

John Barber (w) • Paolo Villanelli (a) • Blank sketch (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Variant cover by Ken Christiansen, part of a 13-part connected cover!

GIJoeRAH233-covSUB

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #233: Snake In The Grass, Part 4

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

As the allegiance of the traitors within Cobra and G.I. Joe shifts, new allies come to the fore… but new enemies also rise out of the woodwork, and they could lead to revolt within G.I. Joe and Cobra alike!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #233: Snake In The Grass, Part 4—Subscription Variant

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • John Royle (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

GI_Joe-RAH-v16-TPBcov

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, Vol. 16

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

COBRA COMMANDER believes he has disposed of all the COBRA members that were planning to strike against him. But with Destro saving all his men from the Silent Castle and Zartan leading his group away before any harm could come to them, the Commander’s COBRA Nation might be in more trouble than he thinks. Collects issues #226–230.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 120 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-732-1

Bullet points:

  • The Classic Series Continues!

Revolution #3 (of 5)—SPOTLIGHT

Cullen Bunn & John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Tradd Moore (c)

THEY CAME FROM MICROSPACE! What terror reaches through the tendrils of entropy into our universe—and why does ROM want to kill it? Meanwhile, M.A.S.K.’s MATT TRAKKER makes a startling discovery about the TRANSFORMERS—but will G.I. JOE’s SCARLETT believe him?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Revolution #3 (of 5)—Brandon Peterson Variant

Cullen Bunn & John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Brandon Peterson (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Revolution #3 (of 5)—John Byrne “Official Handbook” Variant

Cullen Bunn & John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • John Byrne (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Revolution #3 (of 5)—Propaganda Variant

Cullen Bunn & John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • James Biggie (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Revolution #3 (of 5)—Imaginary 2-Pack Toy Variant

Cullen Bunn & John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Adam Riches (c)

FC • 40 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Variant cover by Ken Christiansen, part of a 13-part connected cover!

Revolution #4 (of 5)—SPOTLIGHT

Cullen Bunn & John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Tradd Moore (c)

SILENT INTERLUDE! One human has the skill to break into AUTOBOT CITY—but what is SNAKE EYES going to do when he finds himself face-to-knee with OPTIMUS PRIME? And outside, MILES MAYHEM and the M.A.S.K. team wait to see who walks out alive…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Revolution #4 (of 5)—Brandon Peterson Variant

Cullen Bunn & John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Brandon Peterson (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Revolution #4 (of 5)—John Byrne “Official Handbook” Variant

Cullen Bunn & John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • John Byrne (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Revolution #4 (of 5)—Propaganda Variant

Cullen Bunn & John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • James Biggie (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Revolution #4 (of 5)—Imaginary 2-Pack Toy Variant

Cullen Bunn & John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Adam Riches (c)

FC • 40 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • Variant cover by Ken Christiansen, part of a 13-part connected cover!

San Diego ComicCon Preview Night reveals carded images of 2016 G.I. Joe line

Over on HissTank.com, images from affiliate site Toyark have been mirrored giving us our first look at the carded design for the upcoming G.I. Joe line, scheduled to hit retailers in November of this year.  The fine folks at Toyark took a TON of pictures, and I’ve mirrored several of them below, but you should pop on over to HissTank.com to check them all out.

No real surprises here, but some nice shots and the obvious omission of the “50th Anniversary” logo on the packages.  Check it out!

Something in the works between Hasbro and High End toy company 3A

Not too long ago, news leaked out about a collaboration between Hasbro and BAIT/1000 Toys on a new high end 12″ Snake Eyes figure, but it looks like it won’t just be those two companies working together on boutique collector items.

On WorldofThreeA.com (as well as their Facebook page) a teaser image has been posted which seems to indicate that 3A has acquired rights to produce items based within the Hasbro universe, including properties like G.I. Joe, Transformers, and ROM.  The 3A aesthetic is pretty popular among collectors, and it will be fascinating to see how that aesthetic translates to our favorite Real American Heroes.  Keep checking WorldofThreeA for updates, I know I will!

Big thanks to Chris from The Full Force podcast for the heads up.

3A-Hasbro-Teaser

Eagle Force Returns Kickstarter reveals tentative price list and figure release

Now, this is, I would imagine, subject to change, but at this point, the folks from Fresh Monkey Fiction have revealed the initial price list and stretch goal layout for their upcoming Eagle Force Returns Kickstarter!

This is a very helpful step, letting some enthusiastic fans plan ahead and start saving those essential funds needed to support what looks to be an amazingly fun Kickstarter initiative!  They released the information on their Facebook page, but you can also check it out below.

If you’re going to be at ComicCon this weekend, be sure to stop by booth E10, Row 600 and pick the brains of the Fresh Monkey Fiction folks.  Bill will also be helping out with a panel about Kickstarting action figures!  All of this information (and more) can be found on the Eagle Force Returns Facebook Page, so “Like” that bad boy and stay all up to date on the latest news on the upcoming Eagle Force resurgence!

Eagle Force Returns Kickstarter Expectations

Captain Eagle
Captain Eagle – Classic Gold
Takedown
General Brown
Sgt Bullbog
Stryker Jr
Eagle Force Officer (Army Builder)
Eagle Force Trooper (Bulldog Brigade Army Builder)
RIOT Commando (Army Builder)
RIOT Commando Arctic Assault (Army Builder)
RIOT Trooper (Army Builder)
Fireball
Riot Firebug (Army Builder)
Hornet
Barron Von Chill II
RIOT Pilot (Army Builder)
Eagle Island
Eagle Force Glider
RIOT Trooper – Army Builder Set of 4
RIOT Commando – Army Builder Set of 4
Eagle Force Trooper (Bulldog Brigade) – Army Builder Set of 4
Eagle Force Officer – Army Builder Set of 4
Riot Firebug – Army Builder Set of 4
RIOT Commando Winter – Army Builder Set of 4
RIOT Pilot – Army Builder Set of 4
16 Figure Assortment – All 16 figures
16 Figure Deluxe Assortment – All 16 figures, Playsets, Trading Cards
ALL IN- Figure Package – All 25 figures (Including Stretch goals)
ALL IN- Deluxe Package – All 25 figures (Including Stretch goals) Playsets, Trading Cards

Stretch goals

Eagle Force Trooper – Black (Army Builder)
Zapper
Takedown’s Thunder Unit (Army Builder)
Redwing
Kayo
Count Von Chill
Ultima Thule
The Cat

Both ALL IN sets includes a free extra exclusive unannounced ALL IN figure, that you can ONLY get with the ALL IN set IF we fund all our stretch goals.

Standard figures = $20
Army Builder sets 4 figures = $70
All In = 25 Figures – $450
Deluxe All In = 25 Figures + Eagle Island + Glider – $700

Prices are rough estimates for now and listed for United States , International costs will be higher. Prices do not include shipping.

01-Fresh-Monkey-Eagle-Force