It feels like it’s been forever, probably because…well, it’s been forever, but the latest episode of the What’s on Joe Mind podcast is officially online! Nearly three hours devoted to some great G.I. Joe discussion with a healthy injection of Kre-O/Lego love from Brickarms, and some great Marvel SDCC talk with our old buddy Arune.
As always check out the episode on our Podbean Page, or it is also embedded below. Click the “Read More” link for the Show Notes.
Site sponsor Kokomo Toys received their stack of G.I. Joe: Retaliation Wave 3.5 figures today, and any items that did not go to pre-orders are now listed in their eBay store! They have all figures available as of this writing, including army builders, and for very reasonable prices.
We heard early rumor about the possibility of licensed apparel from G.I. Joe: Retaliation, but there hasn’t been nearly as much as one might think. Mostly a result of the film delay, I’d imagine, but still the lack of great G.I. Joe: Retaliation clothing was a little bit distressing.
It’s not your typical licensed apparel, this is a full blown replica of the awesome trench coat that Cobra Commander wore in the motion picture. At $829.00 this won’t be something you wear to your next power lunch, but it’s an awesome high end collectible for the discerning G.I. Joe: Retaliation fan. Set to be released in January, 2014, you can hit up Entertainment Earth! to get your own.
Reviewing a 12 figure wave can be intimidating, but I can now officially sign off on the Wave 3.5 reviews with the final two installments – Flint and Cobra Combat Ninja! Both figures use mostly existing tooling, but do so in very unique ways, giving us film accurate versions of some very important characters in the G.I. Joe mythology.
The reviews continue this week for the recently released G.I. Joe: Retaliation “Super Wave” 3.5 which contains a whopping 12 brand spanking new figures. Using a great mixture of new tooling and existing tooling, this robust assortment is chock full of movie accurate figures, terrific accessories, and lots of stuff for collectors to love.
Today I’m taking a look at the self-proclaimed “Ultimate” Roadblock and Firefly, both from this wave, and both based on their G.I. Joe: Retaliation film appearances. Check out the G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review Page, or hit the links below to go direct.
The long awaited day as arrived, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation Wave 3.5 (AKA the SUPER WAVE11!!1!) has begun arriving in mailboxes around the country. I was able to get some early reviews done over the past couple of weeks, and now with the official release, I’ve updated some images in those reviews, and have also posted some brand new ones!
I got my first introduction to the marvelous world of Hot Toys a few short weeks ago when I reviewed G.I. Joe: Retaliation Snake Eyes, and was pretty much blown away. So now that I have experience with this company, would the second figure have as much impact as the first?
Yes, the home release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation has hit, but AMC Theaters are offering a very special opportunity to see it again on the big screen! Not only that, but every showing supports charities across the country. Very limited showings also feature a special exclusive poster and a $5 discount for the Blu-Ray/DVD Combo pack.
Check out the full press release and some exclusive images after the jump.
It was a little bit tough keeping track of all the various releases of the G.I. Joe: Retaliation film, but the one that really seemed to be rising to the top for most G.I. Joe fans was the Best Buy exclusive “Extended Action Cut” Blu-Ray. And one watch of the film really exemplified that to me.
The Extended Action Cut features nearly 13 minutes of additional footage, and while you might not think so, that 13 minutes made a world of difference. Yes, I’ve already reviewed the standard release Blu-Ray, but now, I’ve also reviewed the Extended Action Cut and also did a little breakdown of the most important (in my view) footage that was included in the film.
There’s already been plenty of discussion about whether or not this version of Duke is truly “ultimate”, and I guess it depends on your perspective. I think going by the movie universe he certainly qualifies, looking pretty much like a movie version of the character should look with an extremely movie accurate uniform.
Whether or not you agree with the terminology or the overall aesthetic, this figure is pretty fantastic. Check out my G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review Page, or simply click the link below.