While it’s not evident whether or not this series of Combat Heroes will ever be released, Toy News International host posted high res images of the third wave of these toys. Click here to check them out!
Rumors swirl about that the G.I. Joe Mighty Muggs (and Mighty Muggs in general) may be going the way of the Do Do, but mightymuggsforum.com denies those rumors, and in fact, has posted images of some potential upcoming G.I. Joe Mighty Muggs. Among these items is Zartan, Shipwreck (w/ Polly), Serpentor and a COBRA Trooper. Info can be seen at their forums here, and the images are mirrored below.
Reuters is reporting that the Discovery Channel and Hasbro have formed a joint venture to create a new Children’s TV Network and website that will specialize in children’s programming showcasing many of Hasbro’s brands including G.I. Joe. This specific quote gives a good outline of what to expect:
“Hasbro Inc (HAS.N) and Discovery Communications (DISCA.O) announced a joint venture that includes a television network and website that will carry children’s and family entertainment featuring Hasbro brands like G.I. Joe, My Little Pony and Trivial Pursuit.”
You can also see the full press release here. A very interesting quote contained within this press release is as follows:
“Both the network and the venture’s online component will feature content from Hasbro’s rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built over the past 90 years, including original programming for animation, game shows, and live-action series and specials. New programming will be based on brands such as ROMPER ROOM, TRIVIAL PURSUIT, SCRABBLE, CRANIUM, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, GAME OF LIFE, TONKA and TRANSFORMERS, among many others. The TV network and online presence also will include content from Discovery’s extensive library of award-winning children’s educational programming, such as BINDI THE JUNGLE GIRL, ENDURANCE, TUTENSTEIN, HI-5, FLIGHT 29 DOWN and PEEP AND THE BIG WIDE WORLD, as well as programming from third-party producers.”
Hmmm… “New programming”? Sounds like a new G.I. Joe animated series may be on the horizon. I wouldn’t necessarily expect Resolute (especially on a kid’s channel) but it’ll be very cool to see what transpires.
Check out the full article here, and thanks to HissCommander from The Terror Drome for the info. A full copy of the Press Release can be viewed at the “Full Story” link below. Exciting news!
One day prior to its official release, Shin Densetsu at HissTank.com has posted a review of G.I. Joe: Origins #3. Check it out here!
EDIT: Thanks to Todd and Jeff for their comments, apparently this issue DOES NOT come out today. A quick check to Den Tipton’s blog confirms official release is next Wednesday, April 29th. Sorry for any confusion!
Yeah… if this is what’s going to happen every time I take a day off to actually get some work done, I’m going to take a whole lot more days off! Good grief, the floodgates opened. I’m not even sure where to start.
First and foremost, Asia blew the doors open with a sudden outpouring of photographs of figures never seen before. Pretty ironic that we got some Wal-Mart listings yesterday, and now all of a sudden these pictures all start flying over the Pacific. Whatever the reasoning is, there are a ton of great pics of great new product at a bunch of different places. You enterpising Joe fans that you are have probably checked them out already, but here are the links anyway:
TVShowsonDVD has debuted a possible picture of the cover art for the upcoming Shout! Factory Season 1 part 1 DVD set being released this summer to coincide with the theatrical release of G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA.
More important than even that, though, is an article from homemediamagazine.com who spoke with Garson Foos, President of Shout! Factory. One quote in particular should make folks pretty happy:
“Foos said Shout! Factory would follow the release with special complete-series sets of “The Transformers” and “G.I. Joe” later this summer. In the case of “G.I. Joe,” Rhino lost the rights before completing its release slate, which means many of the episodes will finally be released for the first time.”
So, it sounds like we may not have to hunt down several different half-season sets. Very cool.