Surprises in store at Roll Out Roll Call 2015?

We are less than a week from the UK’s biggest and best G.I. Joe/Transformers Convention, Roll Out Roll Call, in Southampton!  Attendees have come to expect a fantastic show with lots of great dealers, great insight from special guests and lots more.

Well, this year, things might be getting even MORE interesting.

Fun Publications’ own Pete Sinclair will be in attendance at Roll Out Roll Call this year, and will be hosting panels to talk about what’s coming up for the Transformers AND G.I. Joe Collectors Clubs!  Time will tell if there will be any special news or reveals from the show, but it seems to be they wouldn’t be doing panels if they didn’t have some fun new stuff to talk about.

If you live anywhere near Southampton, UK, this could be a very unique opportunity to come to a show and soak up this fun hobby and enjoy the company of a GREAT crew of diehard G.I. Joe (and Transformers, and Masters of the Universe, etc…) fans.  Everything I hear about the show is good.

Check out all the details at All The Cool Stuff or on Facebook and I’ve mirrored some info below as well.  This should be another great show!

So on top of the amazing exclusives that were available for pre-order atRoll Out Roll Call, The UK Transformers, G.I. Joe & Action Force Show, the Transformers Collectors’ Club (Official) and G.I. Joe Collectors’ Clubhave a few special surprises AND PRODUCT REVEALS in store.

Saturday, Transformers Collectors’ Club Panel at 16:00

Join Pete Sinclair from the Transformers Collectors’ Club as he gives you an insight into the Club, offers up NEW PRODUCT REVEALS and discusses the 2016 official Collectors’ Convention, BotCon.

Sunday, Transformers & G.I. Joe Collectors’ Clubs Q&A Panel at 15:00

Once again join Pete Sinclair from Fun Publications who will field your questions relating to both Collectors’ Clubs, with A SPECIAL FIRST LOOK AT UPCOMING ITEMS for the G.I. Collectors’ Club.


NEW G.I. Joe LOST TALKERS coming from the G.I. Joe Collectors Club!

9/8/2015 – NEW from the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club!

For Immediate Release

At long last, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club is producing the last two figures in the very popular “LOST TALKER” series that started with the G.I. JOE “LOST TALKER” ACTION SOLDIER and the G.I. JOE “LOST TALKER” ACTION MARINE a few years back! These figures are not “lost” because they were never produced, rather because they feature two voice phrases that were recorded back in the 1960s but not included on the original figures released in 1967.

These NEW Club figures have been meticulously reproduced, featuring boxes and uniforms that stay true to the original but are made with today’s best digital production tools. Hear the original “voice of G.I. Joe” as never before as the ORIGINAL recordings are presented with a modern electronic voice box and crystal clear clarity! Many collectors have original talking figures from the vintage G.I. Joe line, but none of them sound like this!  Rediscover the magic of your own G.I. Joe figure announcing his service branch and that he is “reporting for duty” along with 7 other phrases – PLUS – two phrases that were thought “lost” to the vaults of time. These figures feature the ORIGINAL recordings you recall from your childhood and two that were NEVER used until NOW!

Pre-order your G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club exclusive LOST TALKER ACTION SAILOR and LOST TALKER ACTION PILOT today!

And check out the EXCLUSIVE video here:

ComicCon Exclusive Desert Duel Cobra Basilisk w/ Elite Horseman & Air Trooper

To see this set in action, check out the Kindle Worlds Novella Welcome to the Wolf Pack!

According to legend, the Basilisk is a legendary reptile reputed to be king of serpents and said to have the power to cause death with a single glance.  While I’m not sure I see weaponry on this Cobra vehicle that could potentially cause immediate death, I find myself loving the mythological connotations and the name is definitely a great choice for a Cobra vehicle.

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I’ve never really been a big fan of the Snowcat, mostly because as an arctic vehicle, it was somewhat pigeon holed into a certain specialty.  Even living in New England most of my life, I preferred my G.I. Joe adventures to be in the jungles or other land-based environments, aside from specific environmental concerns.  For that reason, even though I loved Frostbite, I never gravitated towards the Snowcat a whole lot.  Since its original release, the vehicle has been re-released many times, as a Tiger Force vehicle, as a Street Fighter vehicle, as updated arctic vehicles, and even as a refreshed G.I. Joe HAVOC, but this is the first time it’s been repurposed on the other side of the conflict.  I find myself surprised to say it really works.

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The shape and sculpt of the Snowcat certainly looks as if it could be a semi futuristic Cobra themed vehicle, with the halftrack build and ski-based torpedos.  Unlike the vintage Snowcat, this newly tooled version (which on its own has been re-released a few times in the past several years) has a contained spring-loaded rocket launcher rather than the rockets sliding in and barely being held in by a narrow slot.  I actually found the spring-loaded functionality to be a huge improvement and a ton of fun.  Sliding the switch along the rocket launcher, you can either selectively launch one or two rockets, or blast all four of them out in a vicious barrage.  Pretty neat idea.

One thing I really enjoy about this vehicle is the color scheme.  The shade of blue is nice and rich, calling back to Cobra’s origins, but still being really vibrant, and offset nicely by the equally vibrant red and silver.  I’m not sure what the key to good pantone color choices is, but whatever Hasbro designers used, it worked in this case as the colors balance really nicely and look bright and striking.  I’m a bit unsure about the canopy and its lack of transparency (except where the windshield wiper sweeps, which is a bit more see-through than the rest).  With the original Snowcat the “frosted glass” look worked really well, but in this case, the red is almost too opaque and one wonders how the driver can even really see his surroundings.

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Curiously, some Basilisks made it out of China in a pre-production format, and it looked like at least some of those had some deco based wear or desert sand on the vehicle armor.  I thought it was a great look, and unfortunately it doesn’t look like that technique was passed along to the final vehicle.  Of course, it’s possible the retail release will have that wear and tear, I’m not sure.  This interesting look appeared in press photos as well, and I was a bit surprised to not see it on the final product.

I would consider the Snowcat a pretty definitive G.I. Joe vehicle, yet this Basilisk repaint works remarkably well, and adds quite a bit of fun to the Cobra armory.  I enjoy the rocket-launching functionality, and for some reason the vehicle appeals more to me as a basic Infantry support vehicle than it did in its arctic capacity.


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I’ve been buying into the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero universe for over three decades now, and as such, I always welcome new ideas and new concepts.  That was one thing I really enjoyed about the Pursuit of Cobra.  They managed to produce some great updates to the vintage characters, but also brought some new characters to the table as well.  One of those new characters was the Cobra Crimson Horseman.  The design was really appealing to me back in the day, and the thought of a tank driver also being a highly trained foot soldier was pretty cool.

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I never would have considered the fact that Hasbro would deem the Crimson Horsemen worthy of revisiting, but they did as a driver for the Basilisk, and he works nicely.  The choice of blue as the color of an “Elite” branch is interesting, because in every other Cobra rank structure, the red colors are the “elite”.  That being said, the blue on the Elite Horseman is the same vibrant, appealing shade of the Basilisk itself, which ties the figure in nicely and just manages to look really great.  The blue is complimented nicely by black and silver throughout the figure (I’ll admit at least some hints of red would have really made the figure pop) and the overall structure of the figure is good.  Using the Pursuit of Cobra Firefly figure as a base with the Arctic Snake Eyes vest gives us a slim base figure with good articulation, though the range of motion isn’t perfect.  I do wish he could hold his weapon a bit better two-handed, but the somewhat restricted elbows and bulky armored vest both limit that ability.

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Along with his base paint scheme, like the regular Crimson Horseman, the Elite version has painted “wear and tear” on the armor.  The results are… well, a bit mixed.  For whatever reason the effect on the Crimson Horseman looks pretty effective and subtle.  This blue repaint ends up looking like some sort of strange tribal markings more than armor scuffs and scrapes, but that’s a minor complaint.


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The Elite Horseman doesn’t come with much for gear, unless you count the Basilisk itself.  He has what looks to be a laser gun along with his vest, and the same backpack that came with Firefly, complete with four remote mines.  It’s a fine assortment, though nothing particularly identifiable with the Elite Horseman’s specialty.

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I had a pretty good idea that I’d like this figure considering how much I’d enjoyed Firefly and the Crimson Horsemen.  The updated blue paint scheme is very nice and compliments the Basilisk well.  Elite, indeed.


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The G.I. Joe “Desert Duel” set is an interesting one, as technically this version I’m reviewing is exclusive to San Diego ComicCon, though the majority of the set will be released to traditional retail via Toys “R” Us likely in the next few weeks.  What separates this set with the retail version is the great deco box, the slipcase, as well as the addition of the Cobra Air Trooper, which doesn’t come in the retail release.

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From a character choice perspective, I couldn’t be happier with the choice of an Air Trooper.  As a huge fan of the G.I. Joe: Renegades, any time I get a figure even loosely affiliated with that terrific animated series, I get very happy.  In my opinion, the more Hasbro revisits G.I. Joe: Renegades the better (how’s about a Roadblock, guys?!?!  C’mon here!), although, I have to admit the execution for the Air Trooper leaves a lot to be desired.

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All of the issues with this Air Trooper are carried forward from the previous version, and they mostly lie in the legs.  This figure uses the 25th Anniversary Ace legs, but with the larger rectangular knee pads of the Cobra Para-Viper.  Unfortunately, the top and bottom halves of the legs don’t fit real well together with the rectangular kneepads and not only can the Air Trooper not really straighten his legs, but he can barely stand.  This is a pretty major issue to me, and a disappointment because the figure is pretty good beyond this drastic misstep.  Hasbro went to great lengths to try and improve the overall look of the Air Trooper, coloring him in a lighter gray with some great hints of red and blue trim.  The blue and red colors are good matches for the Basilisk, and manage to make the figure look more animated, as well, which is great for us Renegades fanatics.

Overall, this figure is better than the original, due to a much improved and more dynamic paint scheme, but the clunky leg construction is disappointing to say the least.


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Air Trooper doesn’t come with much, just a machine gun, pistol, and his removable flight vest.  They’re fine, but nothing special.

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I’m not entirely sure why the Air Trooper was chosen as a ComicCon exclusive figure for a set that includes no air vehicles.  He’s a nice looking figure aesthetically, but has the same construction issues as the original, which detracts from the improved paint scheme.

Looking at the Cobra side of this boxed set as a whole, I find myself surprised with how much I can embrace and enjoy the Snowcat repurposed as a Cobra Basilisk.  The colors are very nice, and I like the Elite Horseman quite a bit.  While the Air Trooper does impact the set negatively, I think there’s still a lot to enjoy here.

Thank you for all of your support!

I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has bought Welcome to Wolf Squad available at the Kindle Worlds store. The reaction has been fantastic! I am humbled and thankful to everyone, truly.

Anyone who has purchased and read the novella, please consider writing a quick review if you would. Good reviews help would-be readers find the book and provide good feedback to me as well.

When I wrote Welcome to Wolf Squad over ten days last week I never anticipated the positive response I would get, and the reaction has inspired me to dive whole hog into more G.I. Joe fiction. I hope to have some exciting news in that regard in a little while.

Until then, though, if enjoy Welcome to Wolf Squad as well as The Price of Peace trilogy please consider writing a few reviews and thank you all!

ComicCon Exclusive Crimson Strike G.I. Joe CHIMERA w/ Steeler & Grunt

As  I mentioned in my review for the Cobra Scythe, there isn’t necessarily anything new or revolutionary about certain vehicles changing sides, but the way Hasbro has explored it with this year’s extension of the 50th Anniversary line is certainly different than they’ve approached it before.

Hasbro designers and story tellers have apparently built this year’s theme around capturing vehicles, and with the CHIMERA, G.I. Joe may have had their largest coup yet as they take control of Cobra’s trademark HISS Tank, repurposing it as the CHIMERA.  According to the Hasbro presentation at JoeCon, CHIMERA stands for C.aptured H.ISS I.ntegrated M.obile E.nergy R.ail Gun A.dvanced.  I like that they’re working towards anagrams again, that’s pretty neat.

As I mentioned in the Crimson Scythe review, we start off with some spectacular box art, which really helps showcase both toys as well as bring a striking new look to the way these toys are marketed.  It’s very collector oriented and exceptionally well done, and really starts this set off on the right foot.


Looking at the CHIMERA, I will admit it’s tough to get excited about a lot of the vehicle, simply because we’ve had the HISS and variations of that vehicle around for 30 years.  That being said, Hasbro went through the trouble of tooling up new twin cannons for it (the aforementioned Rail Guns) and the results are pretty cool.  Hasbro has experimented with other turrets for the HISS Tank in the past, using quad rocket launchers, four-barrel laser guns, and a single large tank barrel, but they’ve only had very mixed success.  The CHIMERA actually does a great job of updating the twin cannon look for the HISS, bringing something new to the table, while still referencing the classic look and succeeding quite nicely.

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Like the HISS we all know and love, the CHIMERA has sloped armor and a sleek design, preferring speed and maneuverability over sheer firepower.  Remember, the HISS has always been the HIGH SPEED SENTRY, meaning a vehicle that’s designed for quickness and not to necessarily be the armored backbone of the Cobra (or G.I. Joe) fleet.  The green color of the HISS is a nice color shade, somewhat generic, but in fitting with the two figures that come with it, not to mention many of the other early G.I. Joe releases.

Where this vehicle shines, however, is the new Rail Guns.  Rather than two somewhat narrow round barrels, the guns here are larger and rectangular with lots of great intricate detail work, and small extending barrels.  They give off a sense of power and manage to take the existing HISS double cannon platform and make it functional with more modern technology.  It’s a great look.

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I will say I had some trouble getting the canopy to stay latched, even without a figure inside, but that could be a one off issue with my CHIMERA, and not something that’s consistent across other releases.

Overall, the CHIMERA is nice.  It’s an appealing looking vehicle with the green colors and the upgraded cannons, even if, at its core, its the same thing we’ve seen a dozen times before.



When G.I. Joe captures a tank, it makes sense for them to have a tank driver, right?  Steeler fits the bill nicely.

Offsetting the great color scheme of the CHIMERA, Hasbro elects to go back to the early days to bring Steeler and Grunt back to the G.I. Joe fold.  Steeler is a modern retelling of the classic figure, feeling somewhat Pursuit of Cobra/Resolute like.  He has the same head sculpt he’s had since the 25th Anniversary and the Ultimate Firefly torso, which I’m always a fan of.  In fact, his parts are all relatively modern, even up to and including the Retaliation Roadblock legs.  These legs give Steeler a taller stature, which is good, because he’s supposed to be one of the largest and strongest Joe characters, especially from those early days.  Unfortunately those Roadblock legs do not have ankle swivels or double knees, so there’s some articulation limitation there.


In spite of the parts coming from somewhat different body types, the figure stands and moves well, though the plastic continues to feel somewhat light and cheap in comparison to past releases.  At this point it’s likely something we just need to get accustomed to, and as long as it does not impact the functionality and play value of the figure, I’m okay with it.  In Steeler’s case, he appears to stand and move just fine, though his hips are a tad on the loose side.

Honestly, I’m a little surprised at how much I enjoy this figure.  His mix of green and gray colors is balanced really nicely, and even without any webgear, his tall stature and new build does wonders to separate him a bit as a character.  The more I fool with Steeler, the more I start appreciating how simple, straight forward, but fun the figure is.



The G.I. Joe tank driver comes with his familiar helmet and visor as well as the G.I. Joe: Resolute Beachhead vest, which is a neat touch.  I’m always a fan of that vest, and it does call back a bit to the Pursuit of Cobra, which featured some very similar looks.  Many of those PoC driver figures were released in somewhat monotone green uniforms with new webgear, and I like that look for some reason.   Steeler fits in with characters like Kickstart and Double Clutch pretty well, and any way I can find to fill in my Pursuit of Cobra display, I’ll jump at the chance,


Along with the helmet and webgear, he comes with some firearms as well, including a pistol and basic machine gun.  I like both weapons quite a bit, he holds them both well, and even when not surrounded by the CHIMERA, I find Steeler to be a really enjoyable new take on the old school character.



I’m afraid this figure review may end up sounding an awful lot like Steelers, because I feel much the same way about Grunt as I do his tank driver partner.

One thing Hasbro really put a focus on at the JoeCon presentation was that they wanted to address the issues with the HISS (and thus the CHIMERA) that they always came with a driver, but no gunner.  Well, Hasbro has resolved that here by including Grunt as the CHIMERA gunner, which actually makes a lot of sense.  In the 80s mythology, Grunt was an electrical engineer as well as G.I. Joe’s top Infantry specialist, so when you’re talking about next generation technology like a Rail Gun, it makes some sense to get an engineer behind the controls.


Like Steeler, Grunt is made up from existing parts, all relatively later generation.  He has the always huge Resolute Duke legs, which helps bring him into the Pursuit of  Cobra roster like I mentioned before.  I’m not a huge fan of the legs as time has gone on, and the softer plastic means Grunt’s hips are actually really loose.  Seriously, my Grunt even has some issues just maintaining a normal standing pose.

Beyond the legs, though, the torso and arms are pretty standard choices but work nicely.  Like Steeler, I really love the green and gray base colors throughout the figure, I find the hue really appealing, and they are offset nicely by the black webgear.  Without any of his gear, Grunt is actually a great basic figure, just like Steeler, a fact that truly surprised me once I got him in hand.



Grunt has a great helmet with flip-down night vision goggles, perfect for an Infantry specialist, as well as an excellent machine gun and pistol.  He comes with the MARS Trooper’s webgear, which is unfortunate, as it’s some of my least favorite webgear since 2009.  The way the straps space out and the funky pouches on one side just doesn’t look good, and this great basic figure deserves better.  Thankfully, I have plenty of alternate pieces of black webgear I can try out until I find one I like.


Grunt uses a similar formula as Steeler, but is a bit less successful, mostly due to those too wide, somewhat bland G.I. Joe: Resolute legs that don’t jive real well with the rest of this figure, or other figures as a whole.  The loose hips don’t help a whole lot either.  Beyond that, though, Grunt is a pretty fun update with some interesting, if somewhat formulaic traits.

Okay, consider me surprised.

I’m not afraid to say I was a bit underwhelmed with the product showing from Hasbro, but my first in hand experience has been a good one.  The CHIMERA is a small, but very fun little vehicle, and the two G.I. Joe figures have impressed me in spite of their somewhat soft plastic and generic paint deco’s.  As a package, when you consider the excellent painted mural packaging, this is a really nice combined set.  I’m not sure I’ll end up liking it as much as the other set, but it’s still provided some real fun during this review.  I’m sure some of that is due to the fact that it’s the first retail Joe product I’ve gotten my hands on in 2015, and also because there are actually some new concepts in here rather than vintage rehashes.  Whatever the reason, I was expecting ho hum, and I ended up pretty darn happy, I have to admit.

IDW Publishing and Capcom reveal upcoming Street Fighter X G.I. Joe Limited Series

An intriguing curve ball out of San Diego ComicCon today, as both IDW Publishing and Capcom themselves revealed that debuting in 2016 will be a six issue limited series pitting the characters from the Street Fighter universe against the characters from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero world.

As of now this confrontation is limited to the comic book pages, but when Capcom and Hasbro are working together, one must wonder how far this little partnership just might go.

Stay tuned.


A new batch of eBay auctions sheds some light on upcoming G.I. Joe product

EDIT – Added images of the G.I. Joe HISS tank the CHIMERA.

I was a bit lax on reporting the first burst of overseas eBay auctions that appeared on the scene a couple of weeks ago, but this time I wanted to try and at least stay a little on top of it, mostly because this offers us our first real in hand look at some of these figures.  They are currently found on eBay, but as with all pre-production items, caveat emptor.

Keep in mind, deco’s will be changing (no the final Storm Shadow is not going to be missing his gray camouflage) but this is still a nice look at some of this upcoming product.

And I’ve learned a couple things here.

1 – The Cobra Basilisk looks a LOT cooler than I initially anticipated. That slight paint brush “wear and tear” look on the surface adds a ton of great dimensions to that vehicle. I surprised myself with how much difference that made in my mind. It shifted this item straight from “somewhat dull Snowcat repaint” to a new and interesting looking Cobra take on that vehicle. It’s pretty nice.

2 – I still love the Cobra Elite Horseman. I first fell in love with this figure during the Pursuit of Cobra/30th Anniversary line, when he was in red, and he looks pretty darn nice here in blue as well.

3 – Initial samples of Chuckles were missing the floral deco, which had some fans worried. Well, worry no more, they’re back here. Not only are they back here, but this could cause those non-floral deco versions sold a couple of weeks ago to get a little more desirable…

4 – I believe these are our first looks at Gung Ho and Storm Shadow, two of the few truly “new” tooled figures we’re getting. Both look nice, but Gung Ho, of course, truly shines. Looking forward to getting this one in hand, I just hope from a plastic material perspective he feels a bit more solid than Destro from the 50th Anniversary.

5 – Steeler looks awesome. Both Steeler and Grunt seem like they’re pulling from the Pursuit of Cobra line of design, where figures like Kickstart and Double Clutch had this flat green look. I love it, and it’s neat to see that we now have three of the Original 13 (Steeler, Grunt, and Clutch) in this somewhat modernized look. Heck, we could throw PoC Snake Eyes and 30th Anniversary Stalker in that boat as well. Building a nice little modern team of the original guys.

I still haven’t quite decided how this line should be “branded”. I’m sure they’re using the same format as the 50th Anniversary line last year, but for obvious reasons, these can’t be considered 50th Anniversary figures. I’ve gotta work this out in my head.

Check out the images below, the fact that we’re getting new G.I. Joe items at retail is starting to feel like more of a reality…

Also, there are two different Air Vipers in the gallery.  I believe that one of them on the auction pages is the original, and the one with the colors on the vest is from the upcoming release…

Derryl DePriest gets refreshingly candid in JoeCon interview

One of the benefits of JoeCon is an opportunity to get some face time with the folks that control the fate of your favorite brand. In many cases interacting with Hasbro representatives results in a lot of understandable marketing speak. They are there, after all, to support their company and maintain the image and reputation of who they are there representing.

I’ve always been impressed by the way G.I. Joe representatives have handled themselves at various conventions, both as a credit to them and to their Public Relations folks.

But the frank and honest way Derryl DePriest approached questions about the fate of the 12″ toyline with the Patches of Pride impresses me most of all. He manages to maintain his professionalism, but gets incredibly honest and forthright about the current state of 12″ collecting and the potential future of 12″ figures at retail (hint… there ain’t one).

He’s frank about fan support for the 12″ line (or lack thereof) and Hasbro’s priorities when it comes to fans and shareholders. It’s an illuminating look into what goes into certain decisions, and I’m sure it has raised the eyebrows of many a Real American Hero fan, as we wonder just how far behind the 12″ fans we are.

This was a fantastic conversation, honest and transparent, and huge kudos to Derryl for telling it like it is, and thanks to The Joe Report at Patches of Pride for transcribing and posting.

Good stuff. Check it out here.


G.I. Joe and other Hasbro branded content relocating to Vimeo

Well, this explains Hasbro’s content’s disappearance from Netflix. According to Deadline, Hasbro is partnering with Vimeo to bring their content back to an online video platform after their deal with Netflix was not extended.

Beginning with Jem and the Holograms, Hasbro animated series from all era’s will be added to Vimeo to enhance their pay service. Episodes will be $2.99 to buy, .99 to rent, or entire series will be available for $40.00.

There will be 13 series altogether, including My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, G.I. Joe, Transformers: Rescue Bots, Transformers: Prime, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, G.I. Joe: Renegades, Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters, Littlest Pet Shop, Pound Puppies, The Adventures of Chuck & Friends and B-Daman Crossfire.

What do folks think is a pay-per-series deal better, or would you rather subscribe to a monthly service to get access to this content?

Regardless of the reasons, I’m glad stuff like G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and G.I. Joe: Renegades will be accessible to new viewers again.

Video from the G.I. JoeCon 2015 Action Force vs. the Red Shadows Panel

Dave and Devall over on Toy World Order were all over the place at JoeCon 2015, and they brought their video camera!

Every year, the Palitoy Action Force/Red Shadows panel from Dave Tree is one of my favorite panels of the entire weekend.  This past weekend was no different.  Toy World Order was in the house and captured the whole thing on video!

Any fan of foreign G.I. Joe action figures needs to watch this.  Truly great stuff and very educational, even for long time collectors.  Dave and Chris have a passion for that area of G.I. Joe collecting and it truly shows.  Check out the video below and keep watching Toy World Order for more videos from JoeCon 2015.