G.I. Joe Kre-O Ninja Arashikage Dojo found at retail!

Okay, this is going to make my daughter happy.  Ever since I’ve gotten her fully invested in the G.I. Joe Kre-O craze she’s been asking when The Baroness is coming… well, the time is now near!

Over on the Leaky Suit Brigade, reports are that the Ninja Arashikage Dojo is in stock at his local Toys “R” Us.

This is great news as we’ll finally get our Destro and Baroness mini figures along with the Cobra HISS, Commando Snake Eyes, Hard Master and a couple of Gray Ninjas.  Check out the post right here, and both the boxed image and the press image below.

Retail price appears to be $75, which is steep, to be sure, but there’s a lot to love in that box!

KRE-O G.I. JOE Dojo Play Set A313 Arashikage_Dojo_In_Stock

GeneralsJoes wraps Kre-O week with Ninja Temple and Dragonfly!

Wow…somehow I did it.  I really didn’t think I’d be able to make this all happen, but I managed to get all of the G.I. Joe Kre-O sets reviewed in a single week.  Yeah, I’m patting myself on the back for that one, deal with it.  Check out the G.I. Joe Kre-O review page for all of the details on these terrific sets, or hit up the direct links below:

Also I was able to get the Battle Platform review updated with images of the RAM motorcycle.  I apologize for that little snafu, but all is right with the world.  Thanks to all the folks who gave me a heads up.

Another new G.I. Joe: Retaliation clip to brighten up your Monday

Like the previously mentioned Mountain Battle scene, a lot of the footage here has been seen before, but there are a few seconds of new footage scattered throughout… enough to give me some serious goose bumps.  Thanks to ComingSoon.net for the heads up. Check it out on Paramount International’s YouTube page, or embedded below.

New G.I. Joe Kre-O SuperPage has been launched!

I’ve been considering this page for a while, and in fact had most of it drawn up shortly after Toy Fair, but with the recent collector craze over these little guys, I figured it was time to get this thing rolled out here.

On the SuperPage you’ll find a wave-by-wave break down of the Kre-O figures with all of the press images, and the known codes for the blind bags.  You can find it in the SuperPages menu up above, and also directly at the link below:

On this page you’ll also find a ton of images from Toy Fair 2013 featuring most of the Wave 1 Kre-O items, and even the build sets from Wave 2!  Enjoy!

Fantastic new set images emerge from production of G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Wow, this is some really great stuff here.  Over on HissTank.com TheGabrielAngel has posted some photographs courtesy of Andrew Menzies, which showcase some of the set pieces from the G.I. Joe: Retaliation film.  Certainly we’ve seen the scenes throughout the various trailers, teasers, and TV spots, but the still images are impressive to say the least.  Some great detail that might have otherwise been missed.

We get a virtual tour through the Arashikage Monastery, the Presidential Ballroom, and apparently a Tokyo Skyscraper Dojo.  Check out the mirrored images below, and a big thanks to TheGabrielAngel from HissTank for digging these up.   Some other great images can be found over on Andrew Menzies site, under the “G.I. Joe 2″ Projects area.

12 for ’12 – GeneralsJoes Top 12 G.I. Joe toys of 2012

One would think this would be a pretty easy, straight-forward article, right?  I mean, we barely had a wave of figures released, and the vehicles were by and large unremarkable, so what is the point of this discussion?

Well, I kind of thought so, too, but then I started looking into what we got this year, and it became evident, that even with G.I. Joe: Retaliation’s short-lived shelf life, there was still plenty of topics to dissect and plenty to talk about in regards to 2012’s slate of G.I. Joe toys.

Now, a pair of items kind of had me in a quandry.  While technically the Slaughter’s Marauders and Dreadnoks 7-Packs were shipped in 2012, I still consider them 2011 product.  They were announced and solicited in 2011, and I received my sets in 2011, even though many folks got them in 2012.  For that reason I did not include them when considering this list.

Any thoughts from the peanut gallery on that?

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G.I. Joe: Renegades Episode 22 Added to the Episode Guide

What a great Friday!  All sorts of action from the Canadian JoeCon, and rounding it all off with a little G.I. Joe: Renegades.  Episode 22 “Cutting Edge” has aired, and I have reviewed it and added it to my exhaustive Episode Guide.

You can also check out the page itself at the link below:

Sideshow Collectibles Arashikage Temple Pre-Order is LIVE!

The newsletter has hit, and you G.I. Joe ninja fans can now pre-order your Arashikage Temple!  A monstrous 12″ environment, it looks like the perfect backdrop for Storm Shadow, Snake Eyes, and all the Red Ninjas you can cram in there!  Seriously, this is one gorgeous looking piece.

Click the banner below to pre-order!

Arashikage Temple 12-inch Figure Environment

Sideshow Collectibles reveals Arashikage Temple environment!

This one came out of nowhere!  Nobody can accuse Sideshow of not trying to do the most with the G.I. Joe license…hot on the heels of the very cool looking Pitt Command Center, we now have the Arashikage Temple Environment for your favorite 12″ Ninja figures!

The Production Blog due to be posted May 3rd will have more information and images, with pre-orders launching two days later on May 5th!  Check out a teaser image of the environment below.

G.I. Joe: Renegades Episode Five added to review and episode guide

Good Lord I love Fridays.  I always used to roll my eyes at the folks running around saying TGIF!  TGIF!  You know… I like my job, and my weekends are so damn busy that Fridays weren’t necessarily anything special.

Well, now Friday is “Renegades Day” and it’s definitely something special.

Over the past 3 hours or so I’ve watched the latest episode nearly three times, pulled clips, and posted it all up on the Episode Guide.  You can also check out the review/entry itself at the link below:

This is almost like work.  Good thing I love my job.