Okay, I’m a little behind the 8 ball on this one, but I should get all caught up this week. It took me a little while to get my hands on the second wave of 50th Anniversary figures, then there were the Holidays and job changes, and all sorts of crap you don’t care about… but we’re past that now. :)
For now, enjoy the reviews for the 50th Anniversary “Social Clash” (good grief I hate that name) 2-Pack with the links below or via the 50th Anniversary Review page. The “Arctic Assault” pack is coming soon, too!
The standard Premium Format Baroness figure garnered a ton of attention when it was revealed by Sideshow Collectibles sometime ago, and now they’re putting out a Crimson Strike version in red! It’s a very cool looking collectible and it’s up for pre-order right now!
One of the best things about the G.I. Joe fandom to me is the inspiration it has given some great artists, who leverage the G.I. Joe property to put out some amazing work. The latest in this list is artist Brian Miller, who actually worked on the G.I. Joe comic title at Devils’ Due as well as some of the colors for the comic pack comics.
Mr. Miller is working alongside Cobra 1st Legion, the great G.I. Joe cosplay group, to present a fantastic propaganda poster lithograph featuring The Baroness.
You can pre-order this poster at Oktopolis.com and pre-orders are open Nov. 18 – 22 with reward levels as we reach 50, 100, 150, & 200 pre-orders. The poster is limited to 250 pieces each one hand numbered and signed. Fans should visit http://oktopolis.com & use code: 1STLEGION at checkout to save $10.00
Sure… just got back from a 140 mile round trip to hit Toys “R” Us today, and literally the minute I get back within spitting distance of home (empty handed, naturally) I get the Tweet from Kenny that reports that TRU.com has the G.I. Joe Kre-O Arashikage Dojo in stock!
Sale price is $69.99, but there is a special online promo. Enter the code save15 at check out and you get 15% off your order, which should cancel out those pesky shipping charges.
Keep in mind, Kre-O is Buy 1 Get 1 50% off in stores right now as well, but for folks like me who don’t have a local brick & mortar store, this will do nicely.
Thanks again to Kenny for the heads up. The link to the item is in the mobile site only, I cannot seem to find an equivalent link for the full site, but it still works.
Well isn’t this a nice Wednesday afternoon surprise? After quick reveals of Destro and Storm Shadow, Sideshow Collectibles continues the G.I. Joe love with the live pre-order for the upcoming 12″ Cobra Villainous, The Baroness. Easily one of the most recognized characters in G.I. Joe (not to mention pop culture) mythology, the Baroness will compliment your other Sideshow offerings quite nicely.
While other brands and toylines were revealing their coveted San Diego ComicCon exclusives, G.I. Joe fans were sitting on their hands saying “what about us”?!
Well, no longer! USA Today writer and geek extraordinaire Brian Truitt reveals today via USA Today that the 2013 San Diego ComicCon exclusive G.I. Joe set will contain a Skystriker redeco into Autobot Jetfire, a VAMP redeco into Autobot Hound, as well as Snake Eyes, the Baroness (with Ravage) and Bludgeon!
At JoeCon 2013, John Warden mentioned that this year’s set would “fill in some gaps” of past ComicCon sets and indeed it has, finally giving us some Autobots to battle against the Decepticons of the past two years. The USA Today article also posted a great gallery of all of the necessary images as well.
Check out the great USA Today article for all of the juicy details, and take a peek at the mirrored images below. That Jetfire looks GREAT. Awesome retooled thrusters on the back…and that Ravage? Woah. Another fantastic entry into the G.I. Joe/Transformers ComicCon Lexicon!
EDIT – Thanks to the crack staff at YoJoe we now have much larger images of the exclusives!
Good morning! Some technical issues got in the way, but I have now posted a report from Mysterious Stranger, who was kind enough to travel to San Diego and cover ComicCon for GeneralsJoes. As we know now there wasn’t much in the way of new information from Hasbro, but Sideshow Collectibles was on hand with two brand new figures to show off (The Baroness and Major Bludd) as well as in hand samples of some other upcoming figures like Snake Eyes and the Crimson Guard.
Mysterious Stranger took plenty of pictures and spoke with some Sideshow Collectibles representatives.
Click the read the rest of the story link below to read the report and see the great images from the show.
Big thanks to Kenny on Twitter who pointed us in the direction of this YouTube video from Hot Chix Cool Toy Reviews that spent some time talking to Sideshow during ComicCon, and got some great info on these upcoming G.I. Joe figures straight from the source!
According to Matt from Sideshow, The Baroness has multiple portraits as well as multiple removable glasses options, both really cool touches from the toy maker. The G.I. Joe related content is at the 7:30 mark. Check out the embedded video below.
It’s only preview night, but already we’re getting some G.I. Joe related intel hot off the presses!
Sideshow Collectibles has their booth rolling, and contained within are an incredible looking Baroness and Major Bludd! The head sculpt and robotic arm on Bludd are especially bad ass, but Baroness is certainly no slouch either. Both figures look amazing and are currently on display at booth #1929.
The folks over at HissTank.com have already begun posting images, and I’ve mirrored a few images from Sideshow on Twitter below as well. I’ve got someone on site in San Diego who will be reporting back with his own share of intel and images as the weekend goes on. You can check out HissTank’s images right here, and if anyone wants to send some others along, I’m listening!
Maybe these went up yesterday along with the story by USA Today, but somehow I missed it? Either that, or they just went live today and WOW!! Spectactular. If the concept art is any indication whatsoever of the kind of character design we’ll be getting, this game may already have knocked aside Avengers Alliance as my current addiction.
You can hit up the SyFy site and the Facebook Page to check out a wealth of concept art, and even sign up to play the Beta when it becomes available. So cool! Check out some mirrored images below from the SyFy gallery.