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?
Short answer? Definitely.
Long answer? Check out my Sideshow Collectibles Review Section, or the direct link below.
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.
Check out the G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review Page, or click the link below to access it directly.
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.
The DVD and Blu-Ray release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation hit this past Tuesday along with a special “Extended Action Cut” featuring nearly 13 minutes of additional footage, which has made a huge difference to the flow of the film, in my opinion. But many fans want to know exactly what new footage is there before they pull the trigger and buy it.
I started collecting some stuff together for my Extended Action Cut review, but then Fred from JoeBattleLines directed me to Movie-Censorship.com which has a spectacular breakdown (with screen captures) of all the additional footage and scenes. It even compares some stuff that was in the theatrical release with stuff that’s different in the Extended Action Cut besides just added footage.
Check it out at Movie-Censorship.com!
Let’s face it… you’ve always wanted a 12″ Bruce Willis action figure. Well, now you get that wish, and not only is it a 12″ Bruce Willis, but it’s a Hot Toys Bruce Willis, and it has some G.I. Joe ties! You can’t go wrong with that. This “Summer Toy Fairs” exclusive figure for G.I. Joe: Retaliation Joe Colton will not last long, so don’t wait… pre-order that bad boy right now!
The G.I. Joe: Retaliation reviews continue today with the Cobra Data-Viper! Many of us weren’t quite sure what to make of this figure, even if it did look amazingly cool. Well, now the figure is in my hands, and I’ve got the whole lowdown on my G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review Page.
A big thanks to Gyre-Viper for sending me an early sample of this figure! Check out the Retaliation Review page above, or the direct link below.
Anyone who has been paying attention (and even many folks who haven’t) are noticing that there are a ton of different variations of the G.I. Joe: Retaliation Blu-Ray or DVD release. Between Best Buy, Walmart’s Steelbook, and all regular mass release items, it’s been tricky keeping it all straight.
The Buyer’s Guide that I wrote up has been helping (I hope), but still the Target exclusive Blu-Ray has been a bit foggy. Well, Paramount has kindly provided video, which I have embedded below.
“Brothers Beyond Blood” focuses on the history of the Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow conflict and how that has translated into the film universe. Check it out!
Yesterday we started off with Budo and Kwinn, and the G.I. Joe: Retaliation Wave 3.5 reviews continue full steam ahead with the Crimson Guard! While I like the Crimson Guard quite a bit, I have a very well defined purpose in my head for them, and I wasn’t sure this new figure would fit that purpose.
You know what, though? It ended up working much better than I thought it might. Check out the review on my G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review Page or the direct link below.
After the past few months, I’m sure it felt to many folks like this drought of G.I. Joe product might never end. But according to several sources, that drought is officially over!
I reported yesterday that Big Bad Toy Store had begun processing pre-orders, and no sooner had I posted that than Shin-Gouki and Naked_Snake found remnants of Wave 3.5 at their respective local Toys “R” Us stores in Texas and Arizona.
But wait, that’s not all. Over on Twitter, Flag Points is reporting that a friend of theirs found the new G.I. Joe Kre-O Ghoststriker at a local Toys “R” Us in California!
So on the same day as this monster DVD/Blu-Ray release, the toys supporting that release are starting to hit stores. Hopefully it all comes together right and this blitz can capture some more new G.I. Joe buyers and fans in its wake. Great news!