Hot Toys Captain America: Winter Soldier Captain America and Falcon now available!

While it’s a bit later than originally expected, both “Stealth Suit” Captain America and Falcon from the incredible Captain America: Winter Soldier Hot Toys line are available at Sideshow Collectibles now.

I received my Falcon a little over a week ago, and it’s quite simply one of the finest action figures I’ve ever held in my hands.  I’ll have a review posted this week, but trust me, it’s astounding.

Check the links below to grab these excellent figures!

Hot Toys Captain America: Winter Soldier Falcon

Hot Toys Captain America: Winter Soldier Stealth Strike Captain America

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GeneralsJoes Reviews FSS 2.0 Cesspool and Lt. Falcon

On the heels of Toy Fair 2014, I was in full scale G.I. Joe nerd mode, so I wrapped up the reviews for the latest two Figure Subscription offerings and posted them in the G.I. Joe Collectors Club Review Page!

Check out that link to see ’em, or click the direct links below:

  1. Night Force Lt. Falcon
  2. Cesspool

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G.I. JOE: BATTLEGROUND Launches Wrath of Cobra-La Event

We’ve had a nice few day break from the whirlwind of G.I. Joe: Battleground Events, but according to DeNA, that break ends today!

It was hinted at a while ago, and today it’s official… Cobra La is back!

I love how they have built up this story over the past few events with Snake Eyes infiltrating Cobra and stealing documents, and Cobra trying to recover those documents, and now the existence of Cobra La is out in the open and its up to Falcon to stop them before it’s too late.

Wrath of Cobra-La Event Description

Thanks to the courageous efforts of Snake Eyes and other Joes, the Joes have discovered that Cobra-La did not perish as originally thought and that the threat of a Cobra-La resurgence is very real. Using data obtained from Shipwreck’s commando raid, the Joes were able to pinpoint the Cobra-La’s revival to a remote region of the Himalayan mountains. Now the Joes gather their most elite squads for an all-out assault on Cobra-La’s clandestine operation.

Are the Joes ready to face the dangers of Cobra and Cobra-La’s forces in their underground burrows and put an end to return of this ancient evil race?

Find out in this week’s event!

Play the New Event Today

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

Check out the hosted image below, and the links to see Pythona and Falcon in their awesome animated glory.

Some fantastic additions to FSS 2.0 entries at GIJoeClub.com

Playing catch up a little bit here, as the G.I. Joe Collectors Club website has continued to post some great updates to the FSS 2.0 figures.  Included in these updates are some snippets of card art as well as a fantastic detailed look at the head sculpt for Keel Haul!  The entries are below:

The head sculpt for Keel Haul was posted on GIJoeClub.com as well, and you can see those images below:

GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe Collectors Club Footloose!

I promise I will refrain from the Kevin Bacon jokes that I’ve been seeing a lot of since this figure was first announced…  :)

I’ve never been a huge Footloose fan, in all honesty, though reading his filecard made me wonder why not.  As we should all expect, Larry Hama was able to infuse so much damn character into someone in such a tiny written space, and Footloose is no exception.  He really is a fascinating guy.  I have read some complaints that this version of the character makes him a bit harder and “edgier” than folks would prefer, but I disagree.  I think this figure is pretty great.

Nice and military, great articulation, an awesome head sculpt… and the price is right!  Check out the full review below.

GeneralsJoes Reviews BBTS Exclusive Falcon, Mercenary, Zanya and Zandar

Florida Everglades.  0330 Hours.

“Come in!  Dammit, someone respond!”

Falcon slammed his radio against the nearest tree in disgust as Mercenary roamed over his way in a low, stealthy crouch.

“What’s goin’ on, LT?” Mercenary inquired as he drew close enough to talk in a whisper.

“Wish I knew.  We’ve got flamethrowers, sniper fire, and I just heard at least half a mag of 5.56, but nobody is responding.”

“Well…if no one else is gonna take the fight to ’em, might as well be us.” Mercenary gestured his head towards the direction he had come from.

“Explain.”

“Saw Zandar over that way.  He took cover after all hell broke loose.  I was ’bout to jump him, but figured I should get your say so first”

Falcon nodded and crouch-walked past the Renegades Mercenary, lifting his tactical shotgun out in front of him.  He couldn’t help but glance at the Cobra-issue Viper rifle that Mercenary still toted around from his past time in the Cobra Viper corps.  Falcon would be lying if he said he was totally comfortable with it.  But the Renegades were totally off the grid.  He could direct them, but had no say-so about their gear load out.

Falcon and Mercenary pushed through the brush as silent as possible, but stopped suddenly when they saw what appeared to be a young girl looking very worried at the surrounding chaos.  Flickers of flame shot ribbons of light throughout the thick woods, but they could still see the silhouette of the girl, but not much in the way of details.  Mercer used hand gestures to ask permission to proceed and Falcon nodded.  His face turned into a sneer as he set down the rifle, pulled out a pistol, then screwed on a silencer.

Slowly he pressed forward, reaching out to the young girl with a consoling hand.  Before he could bring her in to protect her from erupting gunfire, she whirled around and drilled him in the temple with an elbow, breaking out in laughter.  Mercenary stumbled backwards, squeezing off a trio of silenced shots, but they went wide even as the green-haired girl in the Zartan t-shirt pulled out her own large caliber Magnum.  Two thundering blasts rang from the thick barrel, glancing off of Mercenary’s appropriated Alley-Viper body armor as he stumbled to the ground.  Even though the shots were not direct impacts, breath exploded from his lungs and he was gasping as he dropped into the grass.

Zanya sneered and moved in, her pistol training on the fallen soldier, but Falcon was right in her path, lifting his shotgun.

“Don’t do it little girl –“

But before he could finish, an arrow drove deep into his right side, sending blood spraying from his lips and staining his green uniform.  Zandar leveled his crossbow and loaded another arrow.

“Did you forget about me, G.I. Joe?  That’s okay… everyone does.”

Finish your own adventure on my 30th Anniversary Review Page or click the links directly below!

Pre-Order this set at Big Bad Toy Store today!

Rumor Alert – G.I. Joe: Retaliation to feature appearance by Falcon?

Up to this point we’ve heard nothing about an appearance by Falcon in the new G.I. Joe sequel, but sources are telling me that Falcon’s name has been floating around cast lists down in New Orleans.  Time will tell if this info is accurate, but another interesting twist in what is sure to be a roller coaster over the next 11 months.

Whatever you do, keep your eyes peeled to GeneralsJoes.com for the latest intel and information on G.I. Joe: Retaliation!

G.I. Joe: Renegages Episode 6 & 7 online at Hubworld.com

With a delay likely due to the holiday, the latest two episodes of G.I. Joe: Renegades have now been uploaded to Hubworld.com!  Largely regarded as two of the best episodes so far of the season, the Homecoming 2-Parter features action, easter eggs, and a few very cool character cameos.

The best part, to me, about this is seeing the episode in high resolution.  I gotta say, it looks really great on the Hub website.  Much better than even on my HD TV.

Check out the two episodes at the links below:

Also don’t forget to keep your eye on the Renegades SuperSite which has an episode guide, character rundown, and many other great Renegades rich features that fans will love.