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.

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GeneralsJoes Reviews 50th Anniversary Danger at the Docks (SDCC)

Continuing the momentum from my previous early 50th Anniversary reviews, I have now posted an exhaustive look at the Danger at the Docks San Diego ComicCon exclusive set!

It’s broken down into two reviews, one for the Night Landing with Eel and one for the VAMP with Flint.  Included in the review is a rundown of every single accessory that comes with the foot locker and exactly what changed with each weapon (or if they stayed the same).

Check out the 50th Anniversary Review section, or click the direct links below.  Enjoy!

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More G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA reviews posted!

With thanks to Carlos from JoeBattleLines, I’ve finally got a few new reviews added to the Rise of COBRA Page.  Reviews have been uploaded for:

More to come throughout the week.

Some images of G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA Troop Builders

Some of the harder to find troop builders for the Rise of COBRA so far are the COBRA Eel, the Crimson Neo-Viper, and the Elite-Viper.  They are out there, just haven’t really hit saturation yet.  But that hasn’t stopped JBL member madmac41 from tracking them down, and he very kindly supplied some images for GeneralsJoes of these tough to find army builders.  Check out the various images below!

COBRA Eel

Pretty cool looking figure from what I can tell, though it’s still tough to make out that mask.  I do like the Torpedo body, though it’s getting pretty heavy use these days!  The vest looks great, and there are some nice homages mixed in there.  Still not sure I’m going to break my back trying to pick this one up.

Crimson Neo-Viper

Really loving that red.  Looks great, especially on the Neo-Viper, which continues to  grow on me.  A recent post on JoeBattleLines brought up the idea that the head isn’t a skull, it’s a snake.  And the armor is patterned after the ribbed underbelly of the reptile, too.  A pretty cool concept, and it does make the figure at least a bit more appealing.  In this color, though, I gotta say, he looks even more like a COBRA La guy.

Elite-Viper

Now this figure has it all going on…I think.  Kinda tough to make out details, but he’s not using the typical movie trooper body, I like what he’s got a lot more.  More standard elbow pads and gear.  Some great weapons.  I really like this guy.

The COBRA Army builders have been so hit or miss with the Rise of COBRA (and mostly miss).  It’s been one of the only downsides of the line to me.  The Elite-Viper does look like a step in the right direction, though…

Helix, Sgt. Flash wave showing up at Target!

Along with a barrage of Rise of COBRA figures today at Target Department Stores, word comes in from SpaceMonkeyMafia and PalatineScott via the GeneralsJoes Comments sections that the Agent Helix/Flash wave has been spotted in the wild!

This wave also comes with the Pit Commando, COBRA Eel, Crimson Neo-Viper, and single pack General Hawk.  To see more details about that wave, check the RoC SuperPage here.

More images for upcoming Rise of COBRA figures

Cmderinchief has been pretty busy lately, and he comes through again, this time with pictures of a mysterious upcoming Snow Job repaint as well as the Target Exclusive COBRA Eel that’s slated to come with a repaint of the Spy Troops Wave Crusher.  He’s posted the original threads on JBL here and here.

The Snow Job is a really nice homage to the ’97 version, I think, and at least some sort of variation of the figure is slated to come with the upcoming Rockslide.  Check out the galleries below.

Very nice updated images of Pit Commando and COBRA Eel

With much thanks to HissCommander from The Terror Drome, some images have been uncovered of the upcoming G.I. Joe Pit Commando and movie-themed COBRA Eel.

The Pit Commando appears to come in at least two packaging variations, showcasing the different forms the soldier can take, and the sheer amount of gear he comes with is a customizing dream come true.  Check out the images of the Pit Commando below:

The COBRA Eel pictures so far have been grainy and undetailed, so these updated images are very nice to see.  I gotta say, while I’m not a huge fan of the styling of the movie Vipers and Neo-Vipers, I do really love how they’re taking a base template and tweaking it to make all of these different troop variations.  Even though I’m not loving the look, it’s a great concept, and this Eel has enough minor changes to really stand out.  He also has some color tweaks; enough to make him at least a bit of an homage to the original.  Check out those images below:

Carded pics of a few upcoming Rise of COBRA figures

Notpicard over at the Coil Club has posted some pictures of carded items from the upcoming Rise of COBRA action figure line.  Included in the pictures is a carded “Pit Commando”, “COBRA Eel” (which looks like the previously hypothosized Elite Viper), and Agent Helix.  Check out the original thread here, and check out the images mirrored below!

Thanks to ggpike for the info!

Mysterious upcoming pre-production items on eBay

The Black Sheep Toy Store strikes again, this time with a nice batch of somewhat vintage-themed figures that look to be done up in movie style paint schemes.  Very interesting looking figures, for sure.  Click the following links to check out the auctions, and then peruse all of the images mirrored below.

There are some part swaps and paint alterations, but some interesting stuff to see, for sure.  I love the Grand Slam with the different lower legs, and the AVAC with the Resolute Trooper arms.  Some neat stuff mixed up here…