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!

GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: Infestation #1

Okay, time for me to be honest.  I really don’t give a crap about zombie stories.  Interestingly, I did find myself captivated by The Walking Dead, but I think that was more character and story driven rather than specifically zombie driven.

When IDW announced they were doing a mega cross-over event featuring zombies, I really wasn’t all that enthralled.  When they claimed it would all happen in continuity and somehow make sense…well, that got me at least a little bit interested.

So now we’ve gotten Infestation #1, and now G.I. Joe: Infestation #1.  How are the end results?

Click the “Read the Rest of this Entry” link below for the full review.

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Mysterious images emerge for COBRA Viper and COBRA B.A.T. Troop Builder Packs

The Terror Drome has dug up an image of some Anniversary themed troop builder packs, one of them that we’ve seen before, but one of them we definitely haven’t.  The real question is, are these upcoming items, or merely packaged images of packs that have since been cancelled?

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I’ve seen some hypothesis in various places that packaged pictures automatically means we’ll be seeing these items in the future.  I’m not so sure.  We know the Viper Troop Builder pack was marketed prior to the end of the 25th Anniversary line, but  Hasbro has stated in past Q & A’s that the Viper troop builder pack was canceled.  It’s quite possible that packaged samples were put together before that cancellation (heck, we’ve seen packaged versions of Wave 14 figures, and those are definitely canned).  I personally wouldn’t bet the house that these items are coming out this year or at all.

Personally, it doesn’t really bother me either way.  I’ve got enough BATs to last a life time, and the non-dirtied Resolute version is nothing special.  None of those Vipers are the “fixed” versions, so I couldn’t care less about any of them, even with a poorly cobbled together Mercer figure.  So yeah, I wouldn’t expect to see these at retail any time soon, and personally, that doesn’t bug me in the least.  I’d rather Hasbro invest their time and money into cool Rise of COBRA product, or Resolute stuff, and leave this substandard troop builder stuff in the past.