GeneralsJoes Reviews IDW G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero 188

With all of the excitement surrounding IDW’s big G.I. Joe relaunch, a title has been a little lost in the shuffle, mostly because it’s the one title that isn’t changing at all.  That’s right, 188 issues into it and still going strong, Larry Hama and SL Gallant’s G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero hits us this Wednesday (that’s today!)  in comic stores everywhere, and as we’ve come to expect every month, does a terrific job continuing on the legacy of a Real American Hero.

Check out the full review after the jump.  Be warned… spoilers afoot!

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GeneralsJoes Reviews “Vacation in the Shadows” 2010 Convention Set!

Yes, it took me for-freaking-ever, but here it is.

I try to get reviews done as quickly as humanly possible, but when there are so many figures, so many vehicles, so many pictures, and so many things to talk about, well…  sometimes it takes a little while.  When it comes to my o-ring babies I like to make sure and take as much time as it takes to do the review right.

Of course, if something is screwed up, let me know.

At any rate…  over in the GIJCC Exclusives section, I have posted the review (finally!) for the 2010 Convention Set, “Vacation in the Shadows”.  It’s a three-page behemoth with over a hundred images and more words than even I like to type.  And I’m pretty damn long winded.

Check it out directly right here.

JoeCon 2010 Recap – Thursday (Con Exclusives!)

As usual, the Convention started with a sprint that quickly led to the abrupt halt that is known as “pre-registration”.  Actually, to be fair, the lines were not bad at all this year, and I give all the credit in the world to the line monitors who did an absolutely awesome job.  They all deserve commendation.  Especially for those damn orange vests they had to wear.  :shifty:

In all seriousness, the lines all moved at a very brisk pace and things went smooth as silk.  I did have to step out for about 40 minutes to help Mark Bellomo unload his car down through the freight elevator, which added some excitement.  Click the “Read the rest of this entry” link below to get a run down.

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Awesome Red Shadows gallery courtesy of Gyre-Viper

Posted over at HissTank.com, Gyre-Viper once again gets his purple-fingered mitts on some soon to be released G.I. Joe items, this time around, from the Vacation in the Shadows Convention set!  Sure, we’ve seen official production images of these awesome figures, but Gyre-Viper gives us some great comparison shots with some of the originals, which is just plain bad ass.  Seeing Red Laser next to the updated Red Shadow is all sorts of cool.  A great idea for him to do this, and some images that I’m really enjoying.

I’m not sure about anyone else, but this year’s set has really stoked the fire for Action Force for me, and I think Joe fans are doing themselves a disservice if they don’t check out how the universe unfolded over the pond.  Some great untold stories that I hope to spend some time on as we lead up to the Con.

Thanks again to Gyre-Viper for taking these pics!  Good stuff.

G.I. Joecon offers a first look at the all-new 3 ¾-inch Red Shadows convention set!

Fort Worth, TX – February 11, 2010 – Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention, G.I.Joecon, has revealed their first two exclusives from this years 3 ¾-inch convention set “Vacation in the Shadows.” Black Major, commander of the Red Shadows, makes his G.I. Joecon debut alongside six of his Red Torch minions. Black Major and the Red Torch’s will be part of this amazing box set that is available to both attending and non-attending collectors.

G.I.Joecon will be held from April 29th-May 2nd in Providence, Rhode Island. This year is a “first” for G.I.Joecon as the show will be headed to where it all began, where G.I.Joe made his first appearance back in 1964 and the subsequent re-launch as G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero in 1982. The first 400 Fans and Collectors who register will be guaranteed a spot on the Hasbro tour, where they can get a first hand look at what has went into this exciting brand that has lasted for over 45 years!

For more information on G.I.Joecon, the weekend activities and the exclusive figure offering, please visit www.GIJoecon.com.

About HASBRO

Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children’s and family leisure time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, G.I. JOE and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. (C) 2009 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About FUN PUBLICATIONS, INC.

For over 15 years, Fun Publications, Inc. has been a Hasbro licensee offering fans and collectors of pop culture memorabilia news, exclusive product and family events through different print offerings, websites, collector clubs and brand specific conventions such as GIJoeCon and BotCon.  Located in Fort Worth Texas, Fun Publications reaches a large audience, serving the United States and many other countries such as Japan, Great Britain, Brazil, Australia and Canada. For more information visit www.TransformersClub.com, www.GIJoeClub.com, www.GIJoeCon.com, and www.BotCon.com.

GIJoeCon 2010 Black Major REVEALED

Apparently when the Club sent out that email, they weren’t joking around!  The preview for the G.I. Joe 2010 Convention Exclusive Black Major is already online now!  As predicted, he contains a heavy influence of M Bison, and wow.  A very, very nice looking figure.  Nothing exceptionally fancy about it, but very true to the Red Shadows Nazi-type roots.  He looks evil and fits right in with the Red Shadows theme.  Love the overwhelming black of the figure, with just the right touches of red…and man, that Red Shadow logo looks great.

I definitely approve so far!  Keep your eyes on the GIJoeCon 2010 Preview Page for more preview images as they arrive!  I know I’m looking forward to it!