Excellent behind the scenes featurette of G.I. Joe: Retaliation Blu-Ray

Courtesy of Amazon.com video on Facebook, and the G.I. Joe: Retaliation Facebook page, this great 2 1/2 minute featurette shows some of the excellent vehicles from G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and gets some insight from the man John Warden himself!

It’s just a small sample of some of the great special features we’ll be seeing in the upcoming Blu-Ray release, and from the looks of things, many more good things to come.

Check out the video on the Amazon.com Facebook page.

Don’t forget, you can pre-order G.I. Joe: Retaliation on Blu-Ray or DVD, just hit the banner below!

G.I. Joe: Retaliation Pre-Orders are LIVE!

We all knew the day was coming… April 28th was the official explosion of G.I. Joe: Retaliation pre-orders for e-Tailers.  Turns out  many e-tailers did not waste any time!  Pre-Orders have gone live across the web.

Check out the various links below to pre-order now!

Big Bad Toy Store

Past Generation Toys

G.I. Joe: Retaliation Ninja 3 Packs are in hand in California!

So it looks like the trickle continues!  Hot on the heels of the Meijer sightings for G.I. Joe: Retaliation Wave 1, we now have eBay auctions up for the Ninja Showdown and Dojo Battle 3-Packs.  These listings seem to come from an e-tailer based out of Coronado, California.  It’s unclear whether or not they were originally acquired overseas, or if this is the first evidence of stateside distribution for these particular items.  Hit up the links below to check out the auctions:

Don’t forget, too, that I’ve already posted advanced reviews of every figure included in these two 3 Packs!  You can check out the reviews on my G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review Page, or click the links below.

Dojo Battle

Ninja Showdown

Looks like things are going to start getting very interesting over the next month when it comes to G.I. Joe: Retaliation toys…  can’t wait!  Thanks to The Terror Drome for the information.

Carded G.I. Joe: Retaliation Red Ninja on GIJoeClub.com

Another day, another carded image posted from the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation toyline.  The GIJoeClub website has been posting them on a regular basis, and this time they put up the awesome looking Red Ninja.

Using a lot of Storm Shadow tooling, this figure makes for a great classic homage or a boost to your Cobra ninja forces no matter which era you collect.  Check out a small piece of the image below, or hit up GIJoeClub.com for the full shot.

To see my review of the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3-Pack Red Ninja, click here.  To see my awful YouTube video review showing the zipline in action, check the embedded video below.

G.I. Joe Collectors Club reveals carded G.I. Joe: Retaliation Storm Shadow

The latest image of a carded G.I. Joe: Retaliation figure has been unveiled, and this time around, it’s Storm Shadow!  Featuring the same uninspired artwork and package design that we’ve seen from the beginning, at least the figure inside still looks pretty bad ass.

To see my review of a Storm Shadow figure sharing this tooling click here…otherwise hit up GIJoeClub.com to see the full carded image.

Images and product listings for G.I. Joe: Retaliation toys on… Sears.com?!

At least in my neck of the woods, Sears isn’t a place you normally check to find toys.  Because of that, I’m thankful that skywarpped from HissTank.com was perusing Sears.com and stumbled upon some G.I. Joe: Retaliation listings.

Granted, none of the figures are actually in stock yet, but there are a trio of images and some information at the very least.  Possibly the coolest part of these listings is the Flash-based magnifying system which really lets you get some nice close up looks at these figures.  Definitely check out the listings themselves for all of those nice little details.

See the lack of ankle articulation and permanently affixed Battle Kata in crystal clear HD!

Top 5 Reasons to look forward to G.I. Joe: Retaliation toys

I know the prevailing wisdom from the fandom in the days after the G.I. Joe: Retaliation figure reveals is one of doom and gloom.  Reduced articulation on the handful of driver figures automatically means “deth of teh line” right?

I don’t think so.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m plenty annoyed with the articulation reduction in the vehicle drivers as well, but that doesn’t mean the entire line is doomed for failure.  I’m taking this moment to reveal my “Top 5 Reasons to look forward to G.I. Joe: Retaliation toys”.  The purpose here isn’t to artificially inflate the coolness of the driver figures, or to gloss over the fact that Hasbro felt it necessary to go in that direction, but instead bring a focus onto the good things that might be hitting shelves this spring.

Click the Read the Rest of this Entry link below to see this Top 5 list.

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