Toy Fair 2015 – At least a small bone thrown to Joe fans

It’s early in the Toy Fair weekend, and Hasbro has been the focus so far, but even with G.I. Joe being conspicuously absent from Fan Media Day, we have at least one nice little tidbit of cool news.

Transformers: Combiner Wars has been a huge focus of attention today, and among those announced products is a Legends scale A-10 repaint called “Viper”.

This is something that was leaked previously, and it has been assumed to be an homage to the Cobra Rattler (a pretty obvious one, naturally), but until today it wasn’t clear how much of an homage it was.

Not only is the A-10 blue, but it features the Rattler call sign and actually has a “Winged Cobra” logo on it.

Pretty neat.

Check out the image below, thanks to JasontheDoombot and FakeEyes22 on Twitter.

 

 

Five-Page preview of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #165

By and large I have fallen in love with recent installments of the Real American Hero book…  unfortunately, a minor event in issue #164 disappointed me, but I’m still willing to give #165 a chance to redeem itself.

This issue hits Wednesday, check out the 5-Page Preview below!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero # 165

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Herb Trimpe, Rod Whigham (c)

The exciting DARK SNAKE EYES saga concludes here! Will Snake Eyes finally defeat Dr. Venom’s programming and return to the Joes? Can even Storm Shadow stop him if he doesn’t? What will be the fate of Billy and the Brainwave Scanner? All these questions and more will be answered in this incredible issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero!

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant:

Larry Hama sketch cover

Mike’s World: News Dump II; Electric Boogaloo

All right, so I’m not even coming up with a new title this time.  Shoot me.

Truth is, things have been pretty tough in my corner of the world lately, at least financially.  I lost my Internet access for close to two months, and I apologize for my absence.  Of cours, since everyone thinks that Justin rights my articles except for me and (sometimes) Justin, I won’t waste too much time on a subject that’s so maudlin.

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