Full Force Podcast Series 2 Episode 8 is online now!

The guys from the Full Force are back with another action-packed…or is it action FORCE packed episode discussing all the latest G.I. Joe news.

Chris, Dave, and Eddie talk with Erik from Boss Fight and run through the gauntlet of G.I. Joe information…there’s more than you think!

Check out the latest episode over on the Podbean Page, or listen to it embedded below. FULL FORCE.

As series 2 comes to a close the boys at the Full Force celebrate 100,000+ overall downloads and listens since they began the show!! They delve into the Wolverine’s different guises and it’s drivers in the Figure Review, Erik ‘Chico Rodrigues’ Arana delivers a superb ‘Hunter’ in the Mexican Boss Fight Builds and Justin Bell gives us all of the news hot of the General’s Joes presses!! With series 3 around the corner (this means nothing to anybody but Chris) we wonder what the future holds for these three amigos……no we don’t!! FULL FORCE!!

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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.

GeneralsJoes Reviews IDW G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero 188

With all of the excitement surrounding IDW’s big G.I. Joe relaunch, a title has been a little lost in the shuffle, mostly because it’s the one title that isn’t changing at all.  That’s right, 188 issues into it and still going strong, Larry Hama and SL Gallant’s G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero hits us this Wednesday (that’s today!)  in comic stores everywhere, and as we’ve come to expect every month, does a terrific job continuing on the legacy of a Real American Hero.

Check out the full review after the jump.  Be warned… spoilers afoot!

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Even over in the UK, Robert Atkins still bringing the G.I. Joe love

Listeners to the What’s on Joe Mind podcast and readers of this site know that Robert Atkins, IDW artist extraordinaire, has been over in the UK as an official guest of Roll Out Roll Call 3, a G.I. Joe and Transformers Convention over the pond in Southampton.

Well, just because he’s been busy with convention duties doesn’t mean he hasn’t had time to update the blog…in fact, he’s posted some great commission pieces featuring everyone’s favorite Cobra saboteur!  The blog posts are below, with gorgeous Firefly commissions intact, as well as some Red Shadows goodies.

Now I mention all of this keeping in mind that Robert it also in the midst of an exciting Kickstarter campaign for a project entitled Elders of the Runestone.  Any fans of his art will certainly appreciate this project!

Robert also sends along the following words:

“Im not taking commissions until the summer, but this is the loop hole. If people pledge for a commission as a reward they can sneak in on the list and get a full cover like commission of any character they choose. “

So, yes, he has closed commissions until summer, but if you pledge for a commission, you’re good to go.  Check the Kickstarter page right here, and let’s all do our part to support one not only the best IDW artists out there, but a big Joe fan and a hell of a nice guy to boot.  I’ve also linked the Kickstarter page below.

Robert Atkins does the Red Shadows…and a new project on the horizon!

As Robert Atkins is en route to Southampton, England to attend Roll Out Roll Call 3, he has posted a great image of the exclusive print that the folks at RORC 3 plan to have available at the show!

It is an absolutely awesome Red Shadows piece that you can see here, or mirrored below.

Also, Robert is in the midst of a new project, and he needs our help!  He is currently working with Quinn Johnson on a pretty neat looking new super hero comic project called Elders of the Runestone, and they have launched a Kickstarter page to help fund it.  You can check out the video below, and please, if you can, take a few moments to go to Kickstarter and help fund Robert’s exciting new project.

Roll Out Roll Call 3 UK Joe and Transformers Convention Exclusives Revealed!

I’ve talked quite a bit about the UK Convention Roll Out Roll Call III on the What’s on Joe Mind podcast (in fact, this week’s episode will feature an interview with David Tree, who is the mastermind behind the convention), but I haven’t mentioned it here on the site lately.

With HissTank.com member “Blot” revealing the awesome Roll Out Roll Call III exclusives, this seemed like a good time to do it!

The infamous Cobra Snake Armor will make a huge, triumphant return at Roll Out Roll Call III, with a whole new aesthetic! But, wait…  that’s not all!  There will also be an exclusive Red Shadow “Dreadnaught” featuring an awesome G.I. Joe/ Transformers crossover…  and an o-ring Baron Ironblood!

These are some truly awesome looking exclusives…makes me want to run out and buy a plane ticket.

Check out these amazing exclusives mirrored below.

For more details about the exclusives, keep your eyes on the Roll Out Roll Call 3 Exclusives Page.  Full details on the exclusives are below, and more info can be found at All the Cool Stuff.

Roll Out Roll Call 3, the show dedicated to Transformers, GI-Joe & Action Force is a little over a week away.
There is so much lined up for the show, from amazing guests to presentations & panels to competitions to exclusives.
The 2012 exclusives have been revealed.
 
RORC-04 V.I.P.E.R Armour is proving to be our most anticipated show item ever. Available in 3 colours and limited to just 30 of each colour at £49.99 each.
RORC-05 Dreadnought is an evil reworking that would sit nicely in any Transformer or GI-Joe collection. Limited to 25 at £24.99 each.
The exclusives will available to Weekend Ticket holders from 20.00GMT tonite, so if you still need to order a ticket, please make sure you book before 19.30GMT to ensure your account is active for 20.00GMT exclusives ‘go-live’.

So about that G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club membership…

Things have been quiet from the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club lately, which folks have noticed, especially when it comes to the FSS (Figure Subscription Service).  There are obviously some technical issues at work here, and hopefully we’ll get some information sooner rather than later.

Meanwhile, the Collectors’ Club has renewed their push for membership and has posted some reminders via Facebook and elsewhere that if you want the 2012 Membership figure, you have to make sure you either join or renew by March 16th!

Hopefully folks who have suffered from the great Dial Tone shortage of 2011 will have learned from the experience and they realize that the $42 annual membership is worth the figure as well as the newsletter.

Speaking of the newsletter…  maybe I’m alone, but I think it’s been on a pretty great upswing in recent months.  The Adventure Team bio’s have been very well written and have integrated extremely nicely into the Real American Hero universe with some very cool homages to characters like Doc and Snow Job.  The Adventure Team comic has also been a pretty impressive piece of story telling, with art by G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero legend Rod Whigham. How can you go wrong?

But to me, the best piece of the newsletter is the ongoing Real American Hero comic story.  I think Dave Lane, Jesse Wittenrich, and Dan Khanna are really doing something fun with the comics.  This past issue began a “Footloose” storyline that had some fantastic cameos by the Night Stalkers, Hotwire, the Black Dragon helicopter and the Steel Brigade!  For folks who are jonesin to see their Pursuit of Cobra era figures in comic book form, this is what you’re looking for!  It certainly doesn’t hurt that it looks like they may possibly be touching on the whole Zombie Viper storyline…something Hasbro really should have better explored.  It also picks up on some loose ends from past convention comics, specifically the 2010 Vacation in the Shadows one!  Good stuff.

I think folks who have been sitting on the fence should get off that fence and consider signing up.  If not just for Footloose (which is a good enough reason itself) but also for the improving newsletter as well. Not even to mention the upcoming Figure Subscription Service… I think you’ll find the $42 well worth the cost.  You can check GIJoeClub.com for sign up details.

GI JOE VS COBRA FALL SPECIAL: VACATION IN THE SHADOWS

The Red Shadows are back and more dangerous than ever! To secure an alliance with Cobra, the Black Major must demonstrate the power of his mind-altering chemical weapons to Cobra Commander and Flint is the perfect guinea pig. Now a handful of G.I.Joe and Action Force agents must stop the Red Shadows and save Flint before he goes irrevocably insane. With amazing cover art by famed G.I. Joe artist Tim Seeley.

Tim Seeley provides an amazing cover for this exciting Red Shadows story, based on the 2010 G.I.Joe convention exclusive figure set! Interior art by G.I. Joe artist Sheldon Goh. Featuring exclusive character Dossiers and other bonus content.

Price: $4.95 Pages 32

Walk, Run, Drive to or Call your local comic shop and make sure to ask them to order the GI JOE VS COBRA FALL SPECIAL: VACATION IN THE SHADOWS!

GeneralsJoes Reviews “Vacation in the Shadows” 2010 Convention Set!

Yes, it took me for-freaking-ever, but here it is.

I try to get reviews done as quickly as humanly possible, but when there are so many figures, so many vehicles, so many pictures, and so many things to talk about, well…  sometimes it takes a little while.  When it comes to my o-ring babies I like to make sure and take as much time as it takes to do the review right.

Of course, if something is screwed up, let me know.

At any rate…  over in the GIJCC Exclusives section, I have posted the review (finally!) for the 2010 Convention Set, “Vacation in the Shadows”.  It’s a three-page behemoth with over a hundred images and more words than even I like to type.  And I’m pretty damn long winded.

Check it out directly right here.

Yes, those Tri-Gate Red Shadows parts are as cool as we thought

A short while ago, I paid tribute to a new run of Devils’ Due era Red Shadows parts that Tri-Gate Creations was pre-ordering, because I thought they had the potential to be pretty cool.  Well, I’ve since gotten some of the actual parts in my hands, and I am truly amazed.  The sculpting and detail is absolutely phenomenal.

However, I didn’t want to post too much about them until I had a chance to get some paint on them, and I haven’t yet had time.

heretic, over on The Terror Drome, though, has had time, and posted a small sampling of his updated Red Shadow army right here.  And damn does it look nice.  I swear these things fit in seamlessly with the modern era G.I. Joe line, and I absolutely gotta get some time to put some of these figures together.  Fantastic work by Tri-Gate getting these out there, and equally great work by heretic already putting together a nice squad of the Devils’ Due Shadows.  Really love what I’m seeing here.

A big thanks to Jamar Miller for pointing this out to me as well.