Official Hasbro images of the COBRA Gunship and Steel Crusher APV

Toy News International has posted up official Hasbro retailer images for the upcoming COBRA Gunship w/ Firefly and the Steel Crusher APV w/ Nitro Viper.  This includes the first ever real good close up of the pilot for the COBRA Gunship.  Images are mirrored below:

Thanks to SNAKE EYES of HissTank.com and HissCommander from The TerrorDrome for the heads up!

A plethora of images for upcoming Rise of COBRA action figures

I’ve always wanted to use the word “plethora”…  :shifty:

Over the past 24 hours, new images of Rise of COBRA figures have started popping up all over the ‘net.  The more I see these movie figures, the more I’m starting to fall in love with them.  Check out the following links for some new images that you might enjoy:

Sgt. Stone is quickly becoming one of my favorite new figures…he makes a much better Flint figure than Flint does!  Thanks to HissCommander of The Terror Drome, kingsurly crab and jumper11 from HissTank.com!

Pre-orders up for G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA video game

Sites all over the ‘net are beginning to start posting pre-orders for the upcoming video game based on the G.I. Joe film opening in August.  Most notable are Amazon.com and Gamestop.

Gamestop posts the following information about the game:

  • More than the movie – All-new storyline developed exclusively for the game that leverages key moments from the film.
  • Live G.I. JOE® – Experience the greatest moments from the blockbuster film, comics, cartoons and toys!
  • Pick your G.I. JOE® team – Choose from 12 of your favorite G.I. JOE® characters, each with unique weapons and abilities.
  • Co-op team play – Two-player single-screen co-op play lets you and a friend pick your elite G.I. JOE® team and call in support from other G.I. JOE® characters.
  • Pedal to the metal – Jump into, steal or hijack powerful G.I. JOE® or COBRA vehicles and open fire!
  • Venomous COBRAS – Battle COBRA’S deadliest bosses as you snake your way through enemy territory.

Thanks to SNAKE EYES and Shin Densetsu of HissTank.com for the info!

MTV.com interviews Channing Tatum about G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA

MTV.com sat down and caught up with Channing Tatum regarding his role in The Rise of COBRA as well as Fighting, a much smaller scale film on the brink of being released to theaters.  In the interview, Tatum mentions he originally wanted the role of Snake Eyes and confirms that the mysterious G.I. Joe commando does indeed stay silent throughout the entire film.

To check out the full interview click here.

Rise of COBRA figures leaked early to a Wal-Mart in Maine?

Coincidentally enough, this was originally reported on April 1st, so fearing an April Fools’ Day prank, nobody really reported it as an accurate story, but proof seems to have come out confirming that HissTank forum member slowrey has stumbled upon Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow from the upcoming Rise of COBRA action figure line at a local Wal-Mart in Maine, of all places.

Take the news with a grain of salt, and keep in mind this is more likely a mistake than a trend, but apparently, at least two Rise of COBRA action figures have hit the states in mass retail.  Whether more will start trickling out is anyone’s guess, but official “street date” isn’t until July.  However, this board member has supplied HissTank with photos of the receipt and the two figures in question.

We’ll keep you posted.

Paramount sends out 2009 Summer Preview kit

Several movie related sites are receiving a 2009 Summer Preview Kit from Paramount featuring their big-name summer films, including G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA.  IESB.net has posted the results of the Preview kit including a high resolution image of Duke from the promo poster, and a brief “one sheet” about the film.

Check it out here.

Loose Sgt. Stone images posted online

Cmderinchief from JoeBattlelines and the Coil Club has posted some images of the recently revealed “Sgt. Stone” figure from the upcoming Rise of COBRA action figure line.  Originally thought to potentially be a single card General Hawk, it was revealed last week that he appears to be a totally new character, and rumor has it he is the subject of Brandon Fraser’s cameo appearence in the film.  Time will tell if that is truly the case.

At any rate, the images are mirrored below!  Enjoy.

Great new pictures of COBRA Commander and TRU Firefly at ACToys!

ACToys member sherwood has posted a few pictures of a loose Rise of COBRA Cobra Commander and the upcoming Headquarters for Heroes Toys “R” Us Exclusive Firefly here.  This gives us our first real glimpse at loose samples of both of these figures.  While I’m still a bit on the fence about COBRA Commander, that Firefly is just awesome.  He looks to be a blend of COBRA Trooper (Resolute) pieces with some gear from Sgt. Airborne and the comic pack Firefly mixed in.  A thing of beauty, and he’ll fit seamlessly with the rest of my Resolute figures.  Loving it.

Thanks as always to HissCommander of The Terror Drome for the scoop.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA promo toys coming from Burger King

HissTank forum member dcooper reports that Burger King will apparently be doing a promotion with G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA and offering toys related to the film through their restaurants.  There will be toys and posters, and potentially some sort of “exclusive” to help drive up interest.

Check out the original thread here!

New Rise of COBRA video game screenshots on WorthPlaying.com

Video game site WorthPlaying.com has posted a trio of new screen shots from the upcoming G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA video game by Electronic Arts.  There’s no new information and nothing revolutionary in these new screens, but a new look at the game is always cool with me.

EDIT – Apparently these screen shots have been released to most major video game sites out there, WorthPlaying is just the first one I spotted them at…