G.I. Joe: Retaliation featurette online… this time Joe Colton!

We were treated to a fantastic Storm Shadow featurette yesterday, and today we are getting some Bruce Willis action!  Although there isn’t as much new footage in this one as there was yesterday, I am absolutely loving these behind-the-scenes features, and hope they’re planning on doing them for every character.  This could be great.

Check it out on YouTube, and see it embedded below.

This was first revealed on Paramount International, but it was not viewable in the United States.  Thanks to MegaTrailer for getting it uploaded, and for Comic Book Movie for mentioning that it was up for American audiences.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie clip posted to MSN Movies

Looks like Iron Man fans don’t get to have all the fun today!

MSN Movies has posted a cool little snippet of footage from G.I. Joe: Retaliation, featuring a conversation between Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson) and Joe Colton (Bruce Willis).  We’ve seen most of this scene already in various trailers and TV spots, but it’s pretty awesome to see it all stitched together, with some added footage afterwards.

You can find it on MSN Movies.  Unfortunately it looks like they do not allow embedding, but hop on over to check it out!

EDIT:  Embed Code now available (big thanks to Latino Review)!

Amazingly cool G.I. Joe: Retaliation Stereoscopic 3D Poster images revealed

Over on HissTank.com the always reliable TheGabrielAngel has posted some very cool stereoscopic 3D posters from G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  These posters feature some new looks at Cobra Commander, Firefly, Roadblock, and Joe Colton.

The only hitch?  You need 3D glasses to get the effect, and without them… they look pretty funky.

Now, if you were at JoeCon and got one of the awesome What’s on Joe Mind “Things are always better in 3D” 3D glasses we were handing out for free… well you’re golden!  Otherwise, track some down, because these posters look pretty awesome.  BCYOJOE also scared up a tutorial on making your own.

The images are hosted below, thanks again to TheGabrielAngel for posting these up.

GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: Retaliation Joe Colton

Yippie Ki-Yay, mother….

I know I used the whole mother flocker line when Bruce Willis was first announced as Joe Colton in the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation film, but since he’s..well.. totally bald, I’m not sure that makes sense.  This has been one of the figures that many folks out there have been waiting on pins and needles for.  I mean, who doesn’t want a 1:18 scale Bruce Willis/John McLane figure for their G.I. Joe universe?

Even with mostly reused parts, the eerily accurate head sculpt really brings the character to life.  Check out the full review on my G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review Page, or follow the link below:

Are you hunting Kre-O? This code breakdown should help!

A short while ago I posted a  breakdown of the unique codes on the back of the Kre-O blind bags to help folks who are looking for a specific figure concealed within those blind bags.  The code breakdown was courtesy of HissTank.com and should be very helpful to folks trying to find that fuzzy headed Joe Colton or Quick Kick with authentic FUGEE bar!

I’ve been seeing some folks out there who must have missed the post the first time around, so I’m getting it back out on the front page here.  Bookmark this one, boys and girls!  Check out the blind bag codes below:

  • 23401 75 Alley Viper
  • 23401 76 Cobra Ninja Viper
  • 23401 77 Cobra Trooper
  • 23401 78 Crimson Guard
  • 23401 79 Cobra Axe Ninja
  • 23401 80 Kim Arashikage (Jinx)
  • 23401 81 Kamakura
  • 23401 82 Quick Kick
  • 23401 83 Rock-N-Roll
  • 23401 84 Scarlett
  • 23401 85 Adventure Team Commander
  • 23401 86 Torpedo

Thanks again to Tron at HissTank.com for the intel.

Another new G.I. Joe: Retaliation TV Spot shows G.I. Joe’s “softer side”

Well, sorta.

Just a few seconds of new footage where Roadblock informs a hapless recruit that G.I. Joe’s should be “gentlemen”, with a little encouragement from Lady Jaye.  Various other action scenes take place showing just how “gentle” G.I. Joe can be.

Check out the TV spot embedded below.

New G.I. Joe: Retaliation poster is a glorious Photoshop mash up of awesome

I remember it like it was yesterday…an entire day of G.I. Joe: Retaliation character poster reveals, sending G.I. Joe webmasters scattering across the interwebz tracking them all down and collecting them all together.

Okay, maybe that was just me:

Well, with March 27th quickly looming before us, we have a brand-spanking new G.I. Joe: Retaliation poster!  Using many of the images from previous posters (including some of the character ones above), a bad ass Cobra symbol in the background, and a peek at the Cobra helicopter from the film, this new poster is pretty neat.  Digital Spy was the first to reveal it, though the larger version mirrored below came from Yahoo Movies.

Yo Joe!

Additional details and images on G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie vehicles

Over on HissTank.com poster TheGabrielAngel has posted some updates in regards to the G.I. Joe: Retaliation reshoots, specifically information regarding the vehicles.  I do think some of this needs to be taken with a grain of salt, because he doesn’t list any specific sources.  The images certainly look authentic, I just wish he would state where this information came from.

First and foremost, the following information was revealed about the film in relation to the vehicles:

“To satisfy the cravings of the toy enthusiasts and action-genre fans, the film is chock full of souped-up vehicles that the G.I. JOE brand is known for and an elaborate cache of diverse weaponry sure to be fun for fans. For Luke Freeborn, the vehicles art director, it brings out the kid in everyone. “Creating these giant toys and making them come to life is like being a kid all over again. We were all giddy with anticipation to see them actually put to work,” he says.

The film features a wide array of weapons and vehicles that included two different kinds of tanks, three different helicopters, two different kinds of planes, a souped-up motorcycle, swords, knives, sais and other weapons. Said di Bonaventura, “Bringing these toys to life makes you feel like a kid again and I think people are going to be thrilled seeing something they’ve never seen before.”
When first creating the vehicles, the team was very mindful to push the envelope while still honoring the G.I. JOE legacy. “The directive has always been to make the vehicles as real and formidable as possible with dynamic silhouettes,” says Freeborn. “We strove to incorporate some of the toy language that we’re familiar with and hope to see.”

One such toy incorporated into the film is the COBRA AIR BOAT. This massive and ominous looking boat is loosely based on the water moccasin toy with added elements that included twin engines, counter-rotating blades and enough horsepower to push it across dry land.

Inspired by another classic G.I. JOE/Hasbro toy and sure to excite fans from every age group, the film features a new version of the iconic COBRA HISS TANK. To create this massive vehicle the production team started with a M548 base that took 12 weeks to build before adding the outer shell and flourish of a cockpit and extra weaponry. Vehicles art director Luke Freeborn explains that, “our biggest challenge was figuring out exactly how all of it would go together, how the base would work with the top and how it would be shaped together. We thought about the aesthetics of it and how to make it look scary and formidable. It was a true team effort to then make sure that the guns, tracks and steering all work and perform on camera.”

A significantly smaller but faster tank seen in the film is the Joe Colton tank that ROADBLOCK uses to mow down his enemies. Although seemingly less formidable than the HISS TANK, the Joe Colton tank’s power comes in its speed and agility. Considered to go as fast as a ZR1 Corvette in the grass, the Colton tank has 750 horse power and can go up to 65 mph. In addition, the tank is outfitted with rocket launchers as well as a 100 lbs. 50 cal mounted on top that the ROADBLOCK character utilizes in a show of his great ingenuity and physical strength.

The production team made a great effort to design each character’s weapons to compliment their individual fighting styles and strengths. Not one to shy away from hand-to-hand combat, ROADBLOCK was given special accessories that were incorporated into his wardrobe. “ROADBLOCK has specially designed brass knuckles attached to the vest that could split your skull and have the ability to attach onto different weapons. With the combination of the weaponry and fighting style you’re really able to see his raw brutality,” explains Dwayne Johnson.

To differentiate the ninjas and their skills, each character was outfitted with a specific sword and way in which they were incorporated into their costumes. “The weapons of the ninjas were especially fun because we tried to define how each of them is different,” explains Jon M. Chu. “JINX has 2 swords on one side, STORM SHADOW has two swords on two sides and SNAKE EYES has 1 sword which helped distinguish which ninja was who from the profile.”

Even more challenging, however, may be creating an action figure that lives up to the characters seen in the film. “I don’t know if they have enough plastic to fill out how cut the real ROADBLOCK is,” jokes Chu. “I’m not sure they’ll be able to give it enough action movements because Kung-Fu grip is not enough for this one. They’ll need to up the ante with the capability to body slam as well as a neck breaker and sleeper hold.”

Along with the text, a handful of images were posted as well, featuring vehicles and characters, some images that we’ve seen before.  Still, I’ll take any excuse to get talking about G.I. Joe: Retaliation again!  Check out the original HissTank thread here, and the mirrored images below.

Mexican G.I. Joe: Retaliation one sheet may be my favorite one yet!

Now this poster is pretty cool.  Not a whole lot of action, just featuring mostly head shots of the cast, we get some pretty cool layout, some London damage in the background, and a very cool shot of Cobra Commander, Storm Shadow, and a masked Firefly all along the bottom.  I dig this poster big time.

Thanks to NFCJD for pointing it out, and you can find it on ImpAwards.com.

And what the hell.  Still no Flint?  It’s a conspiracy, dammit!  Don’t worry, DJ Cotrona, there are fans out here who still love you.

Report from Brazil on early screening for G.I. Joe: Retaliation

GeneralsJoes visitor alvarobm sent me a link yesterday (I believe) about a Brazilian website that had posted a report on the early footage screening for G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  He seemed to indicate there was some information there that hadn’t been discussed in other reports.

The only problem…the site is in Portuguese.  I did the whole Google translate business, but it wasn’t really giving me what I was looking for.  But then alvarobm stepped in and offered to translate it for me!  I can’t thank him enough for the offer, and sure it’s not a perfect word-for-word translation, but I think it works well enough.

For any potential spoiler information I am putting the report after the jump, and if you want to check out the original site, click here.

Again a huge thanks to alvarobm for the translation!

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