Nerd Rage Toys Sponsor Update 4/18/2012

Hey everyone!

Great news for all you GI Joe fans!

GI Joe Retaliation figures and vehicles are now up for pre-order. We have
individual figures for the entire first wave, as well as Bravo and Delta
class vehicles.

We also have a very limited supply of 9 figure sets of wave 1 at a
discounted price! Don’t miss out on that great deal.

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Nerd Rage Toys will be at the Boston Comic Con!

Thats right folks, we will be at the Boston Comic Con this weekend, April
21st-22nd. Stop by and check us out! We will have some amazing deals going
on, including items not available at nerdragetoys.com.

We have a giant “bargain bin” filled to the brim with GI Joes, Ninja
Turtles, He-Man, and more! Everything in the bin is $2.

There will also be a raffle for a $50 nerdragetoys.com gift certificate.

With that being said, nerdragetoys.com will have a very limited inventory
available that weekend, as all of our items will be at the Con.
Pre-orders, and Gift Certificates will still be available for purchase, as
well as personal account access. Nerdragetoys.com will be back in full
swing Monday, April 23rd.

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Carded Heroes posts review of G.I. Joe: Retaliation Cobra Commander

The G.I. Joe: Retaliation theme week continues over at Carded Heroes, with the focus today turning to Cobra Commander!  A very cool new design aesthetic, even though it doesn’t appear to be entirely movie accurate.

Check out a few of the mirrored images below, but make sure to hit up Carded Heroes to check out the full review and all of the assorted images.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation Duke reviewed at Carded Heroes

As I mentioned yesterday, Jay over at Carded Heroes picked up the first wave of G.I. Joe: Retaliation figures at his local Meijer’s, and is now doing a G.I. Joe: Retaliation “theme week” to celebrate!

Today he covers Duke.  I’ve mirrored just a couple of images below, check out the full review over at Carded Heroes.

Have G.I. Joe: Retaliation figures hit retail?!?

According to HissTank.com poster seanbratton they have!

The poster reports in this thread that a local Meijer store in Fort Wayne, Indiana has G.I. Joe: Retaliation figures in stock!  He has even posted images of the figures as evidence, which are mirrored below.

Let the hunt BEGIN!!

G.I. Joe: Retaliation early sample-palooza with G.I. Joe and Cobra Troopers

As we discussed a short while ago, eBay has started brimming with early samples of the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation figures, and now some folks stateside are starting to get these samples in hand.  The result is some very cool and detailed images showcasing some neat aspects we may not have seen before.

First, over at Carded Heroes, Jay takes a good look at the upcoming G.I. Joe Trooper.  I’ve mirrored just a few images below, but you should definitely go to the source, as there are a ton of images there.

These pictures only serve to further infatuate me with this new Joe Trooper.  The accessories are amazing, and I love the fact that you can put pretty much all of his weapons on the figure itself.  Such a bad ass looking troop builder.

Next, on the ToyVerse, Troynos has turned his camera towards the Cobra Trooper, revealing some more great details there, too.  I love the consistency between this figure and the Retaliation Storm Shadow.  They look very similar (though I don’t think they use the same tooling).  Again, I mirrored a few images below, but many more are available directly at the ToyVerse.

Looks like things will be heating up over the next 6 – 8 weeks leading up the G.I. Joe: Retaliations mass release at retail.  Looking forward to it!

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!

G.I. Joe: Retaliation test shot images reveal nice new details on eBay

The figure releases must be getting close, as a few eBay auctions have appeared for test shots of G.I. Joe: Retaliation figures.  Most of the images are pretty vanilla, but there is a very cool shot of the G.I. Joe Trooper’s backpack which shows several awesome holsters and a nice spot for a trenching tool.

At this point the auctions have ended, but thanks to HissTank.com for linking the auctions (and images) and you can see the mirrored images below.

A first in hand look at G.I. Joe: Retaliation figures launches today with Kamakura!

Over the span of the next few days, GeneralsJoes will be bringing you an exclusive look at some upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation figures, courtesy of Gyre Viper.

Both Gyre Viper and I thought long and hard about showcasing these images, considering product isn’t due on store shelves for a little while yet, but ultimately a desire to inform the community won out.  The G.I. Joe online community has been extremely divisive in regards to Retaliation toys ever since information began leaking out.  Concerns about articulation, marketing strategy, and overall figure quality was brought to the forefront.

With an ultimate goal of informing the community and giving these toys closer scrutiny, Gyre Viper decided to bring these figures to light.

There is so much great information that can be gathered here…figure construction, figure quality, articulation enhancements (as well as subtractions) and it just seemed with so much community based indecision over the past month or so, this was a great time to do something for the community.  I strongly believe a closer look at these figures shows that even with the disagreement among the fandom, Hasbro has done some terrific things design-wise and execution-wise, and I think Gyre Viper’s decision to showcase these figures for the G.I. Joe community as a whole was a good one.  Shifting the discussion from missed articulation to a focus on fantastic new designs and sculpting is a good plan, and I’m hoping these images showcase that.  It’s not all peaches and cream, and there are some concerns to be voiced here, but the important thing is being educated and well informed, which is what we are hoping to accomplish here.

Once again, thanks to Gyre Viper for getting these out in the open and giving back to the community.  Hopefully these images spurn some good, healthy discussion and discourse and prepare us for more of what’s to come.

I’m starting off slow, with just Kamakura right now, but will ramp up over the next few days, bringing you guys all six figures in the two upcoming 3-Packs.  Of course this also means the launch of the G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review Page.  Click there, or just click the link directly below to check out this exciting first look!

Brian Truitt from USA Today reveals FIRST LOOK AT RETALIATION TOYS!

In a week already chock full of G.I. Joe: Retaliation news and information, USA Today comes through with another awesome G.I. Joe onslaught!

Courtesy of USA Today resident geek Brian Truitt, and mere days before the 2012 Toy Fair, we get our first looks at upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation action figures.  The excellent USA Today article gives us a peek at:

  • Roadblock
  • Cobra Commander
  • Cobra Trooper
  • Duke
  • G.I. Joe Trooper
  • Red Ninja
  • Snake Eyes
  • Storm Shadow
  • Zartan

Upon first glance, it would appear many of these figures are not necessarily movie accurate, but bring a very cool modern style with some classic elements, too.  Some more insight after more digestion.  Hit up USA Today to check out the entire article!  Also be sure to follow Brian Truitt on Twitter to keep all up to date with the latest intel.

Hasbro Toy Shop Deal of the Day – 20% off G.I. Joe

During the Christmas season, Hasbro Toy Shop has been offering “Deal of the Day” deals, and today, G.I. Joe gets the nod!

Hit up the deal of the day at Hasbro Toy Shop and see what cool qualifying G.I. Joe items you can get for 20% off.