Another day, another G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary review! Just as first reports of this line being found at retail have hit, the reviews are moving full steam ahead.
Today I’ll be covering the “Battle Below Zero” vehicle set, which contains the Cobra Wolf w/ Ice Viper against the Ghost Hawk w/ Snake Eyes! Check out my G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary Review Page, or just click the links below.
Stalwart G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra fans (who are probably few and far between) likely remember the Facebook game that came out around the release of the film. It involved facing off one-on-one against another opponent, picking your trooper, and upgrading their equipment as you fight others and increase your experience.
It wasn’t the most interesting or captivating game, but it provided a look at some interesting artwork as the game progressed and you upgraded your uniform.
Well, the artist for this Facebook game, Jason Badower has a blog, and way back in January posted some of the artwork that was used in the Facebook game. A lot of it is stuff I hadn’t seen before, and even the stuff that was seen in the game is interesting to see in a different context.
Check out Jason’s excellent blog right here, and the mirrored images are hosted below.
Thanks to Dark Jedi from JoeCustoms.com for digging up these images.
With all the talk of the upcoming Resolute boxed sets, everyone’s been clammoring for Roadblock, Destro, Stalker and all of the guys that didn’t get the action figure treatment, but not many fans are really making mention of the arctic assault uniforms that Duke and Scarlett wore while they busted up Siberia. HissTank member meeko, actually goes even further, and he did up some great customs of the entire cast of characters from the Arctic battle…not only did he do some very nice versions of Siberian Scarlett and Duke, but also the Alley-Vipers, Ice-Vipers, and Zartan. He used some Star Wars parts, some Joe parts, and really thinks outside the box on some of these things. Nice stuff.
Check out the thread here, and the images mirrored below.
It occurs to me that I neglected to post about the review update I did yesterday, and I’ve got one posted today, too…so over the past 48 hours, I’ve posted the following reviews for you to peruse:
The Rise of COBRA reviews page is posted with all links right here.
“Ole Faithful” cmderinchief from JoeBattleLines and the Coil Club has come through with lots of nice, detailed images of the COBRA Ice-Viper from the upcoming Rise of COBRA toyline. The original thread on JBL can be found here, with a metric ton of images also mirrored below. This one looks like a keeper! Some awesome arctic-based COBRA Trooper action right there.
Long time overseas pre-production seller sicdunbine has posted an auction for a loose sample of the upcoming Rise of COBRA Ice-Viper. What makes this auction unique is that there are some nicely detailed images of the COBRA trooper, including a shot of the visor and showing that it raises up to reveal a mask underneath. Check out the auction (very reasonably priced!) here, and check out the images mirrored below.
ACToys board member Wintergod has posted a nice assortment of new images of some upcoming Rise of COBRA figures, featuring Sgt. Stone, Paris Pursuit Snake Eyes, COBRA Commander, and many others. Check out the thread here, and check out the images mirrored below.
Big thanks to WildWeasel and HissCommander of The Terror Drome for the information.