IDW Publishing is teaming up with Toy Federation & Plastic Empire to produce a JoeCon 2015 exclusive cover for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #212 featuring Cold Slither and Jem and the Holograms.
It’s a really fun idea and a great looking cover for IDW’s retro G.I. Joe title. Thanks to Plastic Empire on Twitter for the reveal!
I don’t know how much licensing fees Honda is paying to use all these toys, but I’m glad they are, because this is some creative stuff they’re putting out there. Following up on the Honda commercial featuring the original 12″ fighting man and the leader of the holograms, a follow up has been released with G.I. Joe attempting to woo Jem with some of his mad skills.
Check out the video on YouTube or embedded below.
I actually saw a Happy Honda Days commercial with Skeletor yesterday morning and thought it was pretty hilarious, but immediately wondered why the He-Man villain got top billing over some of the Hasbro cast of characters. Well, as of last night, I no longer had to wonder, as another Happy Honda Days commercial was posted to YouTube, this time featuring Jem and … of course… G.I. Joe!
The commercial was focused on the 12″ guys, but it’s still awesome. The G.I. Joe and Barbie trope is quite thoroughly abused, so at least the G.I. Joe and Jem mix up stays in house.
Check out the video below and thanks to skinny for the heads up.
So when word emerged of the new “Jem and the Holograms” film being developed by G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon Chu (among others), some Joe fans perked up their ears. Isn’t the third G.I. Joe film underway? What’s up with that?
Well, Chu had a conversation with good friend of GeneralsJoes Brian Truitt from USA Today, and made some startling revelations that fell under the radar a bit (until /Film picked up on them).
According to Chu, The G.I. Joe 3 script is still getting finalized, so he was able to fit Jem into his schedule. But that does beg the question, with the length of time it takes to make a film, how “little” a window of time will this be, and how far does it push back the third Joe film?
Already some fans are calling the move catastrophic and saying it’s a clear sign that there is no faith in the third Joe film. I will be taking a more measured approach myself. You can check out the Twitter conversation with Brian Truitt below, and I am reaching out to Mr. Chu myself for some hopeful clarification. I’ll pass on whatever I can get.