G.I. Joe: Battleground “What’s Mine is Mind” PVP Event starts tonight!

If you’re like me, you’ve kind of been enjoying the couple day break between events, and taking the opportunity to level up some characters and get teams squared away for the next big rush.  It also helps that DeNA and Mobage have been loading up on Double XP days between the events as well.

Well, the time for rest is over, and everyone’s favorite event type… PVP launches tonight!  Featuring exciting new cards for Tiger Force Beachhead and Rock n Roll…and while Beachhead looks really awesome, he’s one of those pesky Legendary cards.  Check out the event details below with some screen caps for these great looking new cards!

About the What’s Mine is Mined Event

Cobra is running strip-mine operations across the globe. What’s their goal? Cobrinium – a new super-metal that will fund their machinations for decades. Only G.I. JOE can stop them! Deploy worldwide as G.I.JOE and put an end to Cobra’s insidious ploy, or stand your ground as Cobra and teach the Joes what it means to face the enemy.

Play G.I. JOE: BATTLEGROUND for Free

Download G.I. JOE: BATTLEGROUND for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices for free at: http://mobage.com/games/g-i-joe-battleground

G.I. Joe: Initiate Episode Two is online on YouTube!

G.I. Joe: Retaliation delayed?  Warm up with the action-packed second episode of G.I. Joe: Initiate!  Episode One aired a short while ago, and now  Episode Two has been posted on YouTube.

Born from the minds of some true G.I. Joe fans, we continue the adventures of a captured Beach Head and the sinister machinations of Cobra.  Check out Episode Two embedded below!

Of course, Episode One is still online, if you need to catch up:

Awesome stuff!

G.I. Joe: Initiate Episode 1 Fan Film is online now, and it’s great!

I for one have been pestering all of my buddies at Coil Con for some info about G.I. Joe: Initiate, which was shown there for the first time earlier today, but nobody was biting.  Well, now Episode 1 can be seen by all.  Action packed and in High Definition, I strongly recommend you find a way to view this on the big screen.

YouTube apps are available for Playstation 3, X-Box 360, Apple TV, etc…  and I think watching this on a television screen only made it even cooler.

With Beachhead, Chuckles, and Major Bludd taking up most of the screen time of this first six minute episode, I find my mouth watering to see some more action.  Looks like Episode Two will make me VERY happy.

Check out the first episode embedded below, I think you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.  This is GREAT stuff.  Again, check it out on your TV screen if you can.  It’s worth it.  Great work by everyone involved.  As always, stay up to date on future episodes at GIJoeInitiate.com and on Facebook.  I suspect they’ll be getting a lot of traffic starting now!

Buckle your seat belts… G.I. Joe: Initiate opens fire this weekend!

We’ve been talking about the G.I. Joe: Initiate fanfilm for a while now, throughout the entire Kickstarter campaign, up through their various character reveals, and now it would appear that production on Episode 1 is complete, and G.I. Joe: Initiate launches for the first time at Coil Con 2012 September 8th!

The film should hit YouTube very shortly thereafter, so hopefully for all of us, by this time next week we’ll have seen G.I. Joe: Initiate.  Directed by Fred Doss, who has the distinction of being the victim of both Cobra (in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) and the Decepticons (in the 2007 Transformers live action film) has a long and storied film background, and I’m excited to see him translate that into a high quality G.I. Joe fanfilm.  Lots of military folks were involved in the making of this production, I cannot wait to see it.

To stay up to date and get all the skinny behind the film, check out the links and info below:

Image Gallery (tons more images at their Facebook page)

G.I. Joe: Retaliation Action Figures FIRST LOOK – Roadblock and Beachhead

Again with thanks to Gyre-Viper and his desire to provide discussion points and better detail for community analysis, we have the last two figures in the first G.I. Joe: Retaliation Ninja Showdown 3-Pack!

I will warn everyone up front…  brace yourselves for Roadblock.  Folks who are excited for the figure may went to temper their feelings a bit before checking out the review.  And also please keep in mind that these are early samples.  Things could very well change for final release.  I tried to cover both of those bases in my review, but also had to give the figure it’s analysis based on how I received it.

Now if that didn’t scare you too much…  check out my G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review Page or hit up the links below.

GeneralsJoes Reviews Rise of Cobra Snarler and Mantis

If there is any one grouping of G.I. Joe items that I’ve been lax in reviewing, it’s been the vehicles.  There are numerous reasons for that, but I don’t need to get into them all here…the important thing is, I’m trying to make up for that oversight.  And no, I’m not just talking about Rip Attack!

Posted up in the Rise of Cobra Review Page are some long overdue reviews for the Mantis Attack Craft w/ Aqua Viper Officer and the Snarler Motorcycle w/ Rollbar and Beachhead.

Check ’em out!

GeneralsJoes Reviews the Sideshow Collectibles 12″ Beachhead!

Over the past few weeks we’ve been treated to some great pre-orders on upcoming Sideshow releases…but how about some current stuff that is pretty damn good in its own right?

Sideshow Collectibles currently has Beachhead figures on wait list, and I have posted a review for this excellent figure right here!  Check it out!

Beachhead 12-inch Figure

GeneralsJoes Reviews Hall of Heroes Beachhead and Cobra Viper

Continuing along with the weeklong review process, today we are covering the Hall of Heroes Beachhead and Cobra Viper!  Two of the better Hall of Heroes offerings, these two figures  capture the spirit and the excellence of some of the Anniversary offerings quite nicely.

They both fixed issues that hampered initial releases, even if other fixed figures came out previously.

Check out the 25th Anniversary Review Page, or click the links below.

12 Days of Sideshow gives Joefans the goods

Sideshow Collectibles is currently holding a “12 Days of Sideshow” event, where they celebrate 12 secret product reveals for some upcoming Sideshow Collectibles items.  Well, we’re only on Day Two, and already Joe fans have quite the treat!

A quick look at the below image shows us a little sneak preview at an upcoming General Hawk figure!  But who is that behind Hawk?  Looks to be an African American…in a beret…  Stalker!  And, with Beachhead covering their flank, you can also see that the figure looking at them is none other than a Cobra Viper!

Wow.

Stalker, Hawk, and a Cobra Viper all revealed in one image.  Looks like 2011 could be another banner year for Sideshow.  The mirrored image is below, but you can also check out the 12 Days of Sideshow right here.

Sideshow 12″ Beachhead looks freaking amazing

The Sideshow Collectibles 12″ Beachhead has been shipping and has reached collector hands already, and over on HissTank.com Whitehawk has posted a few pictures (with a full review on his website, The Impulse Nerd).

Granted, Sideshow’s gallery was pretty slick looking already, but these images have appealed to me all the more.  Maybe it’s because I’ve recently gotten Duke in hand (review is coming, I promise) but this Beachhead is just impressive.  Really impressive.  Removable crossbow, awesome backpack, great commando sweater.  Holy crap, this looks great.

Check out the mirrored images below, and be sure to check out the review directly.