G.I. Joe Kre-O Wave 4 sneaks onto eBay

After the sightings of G.I. Joe Kre-O Wave 5 in Utah last week there were some fandom concerns about the mysterious fourth wave of Kre-On mini figures, which has, as of yet, not been spotted. Well, for anyone wondering about the fate of that fourth wave, there is at least some indication that it has hit retail somewhere.

Last night an auction on eBay appeared for a complete fourth wave of G.I. Joe Kre-Ons, which was swiftly snapped up by an eagle eyed Joe fan. The auction was listed from Rhode Island, but to date has been the only confirmed sighting of the 4th wave of mini figures. Meanwhile, Wave 5 is getting relatively easy to spot on the online auction site.

So keep on hitting those Toys “R” Us stores, from the looks of it, Kre-O Wave 4 should be out there shortly, if it’s not already.

Thanks again to Edward G on Twitter for the info.


Special FX Reality show “Face Off” Features G.I. Joe themed episode

It seems like there’s a reality show for everything these days, but one has really stood apart from the crowd. “Face Off” is a show that pitches would-be special effects experts against each other in an attempt to win cash and prizes to support their career as an effects artist.

Each episode works around the idea of a “theme”, and apparently coming on September 16th Face Off will be presenting a “G.I. Joe” Theme. According to the SyFy Schedule of episodes, an episode entitled “Serpent Soldiers” will air on the 16th. The Wikipedia description says “Working for the G.I. Joe franchise, the artists use their talents to create snake-inspired super soldiers.”

The preview for this episode should air after tonight’s episode, so you may want to keep an eye open for that. Huge thanks to Twitter friend Twitziller for giving me the heads up, this will be one to watch!


Coil Con V unloads a “Weaponsmith” this weekend in Indiana!

This weekend, the Midwest will be under assault by agents from the Cobra Coil, and now they look to be joined by the infamous Red Shadow arms dealer “Weaponsmith”! The world thought Weaponsmith was dead, but it looks like the world was wrong!

An obscure character seen in the pages of G.I. Joe: European Missions #9, Weaponsmith joins Shrike as part of an exclusive 2-Pack for Coil Con attendees only. Designed and constructed by Coil mastermind Jon Cremeans, this great addition to the Red Shadows army comes with a weaponized jetpack. The two pack of figures with the jetpack will be $60.

Coil Con V hits the Wyndham Indianapolis Hotel on September 13th! With tons of fans, some great dealers, and guests (including Erik from Boss Fight Studio) it promises to be a great event for the entire family.

Check out all the details on CoilCon.com!

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.


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.


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.


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!


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.