Yes, the infamous DiC series of G.I. Joe animation is widely panned from a critical perspective, and doesn’t match up with the Sunbow stuff, but the fact remains those of us who are long time Joe fans have been without a reliable source of DiC animation ever since it debuted. And yes, even though it has its share of quirks, there is some indelible charm with DiC’s offerings, even if it’s just smiling at all the 90’s characters who fans have rarely seen on their TV screens.
Well, Shout! Factory has now released Season 1 from the DiC era and it is marvelously goofy. I’m not sure what’s better, watching Sandstorm knock over a rock mountain that takes out a Desert Scorpion, or later in that episode, watching Sandstorm again hang-gliding from the roof of a Cobra castle.
Yes, Sandstorm as in Dusty’s coyote.
Check out my review of the DiC Season 1 DVD set right here. Priced very affordably at $19.99, it’s worth your time, goofy or not.
I was hoping to get them all posted today, but I think they will end up being a bit staggered. I’m releasing three of the reviews today, and will finish off the six-pack of Wave 6 reviews tomorrow. All reviews are linked via the Pursuit of Cobra Review Page, or can just be clicked below!
Over the past week we’ve received some conflicting information about upcoming releases from G.I. Joe: The Pursuit of Cobra, but it would appear that things have somewhat ironed out. Several online retailers including Big Bad Toy Store, Entertainment Earth, and Small Joes have received information from Hasbro that seems to finally confirm what waves 3 and 4 for 2011 will consist of. This is how it shakes out:
2011 Wave 3 (AKA “Wave 5”)
Cobra – The Enemy
2011 Wave 4 (AKA “Wave 6”)
Snake Eyes Temple Guardian
To pre-order, make sure to visit Small Joes, Big Bad Toy Store (wave 3 and wave 4), or Entertainment Earth (wave “5” and wave “6”). Now, just to get some pictures! Keep your eyes peeled to GeneralsJoes.com next weekend as I visit New York City and attend the 2011 Toy Fair!
So, the listing has since been jettisoned to the archives of internet history, but an eagle-eyed reader on HissTank.com spotted the following information, listed as “G.I. Joe 2011 Series 3“. The following names are listed among the product:
Snake Eyes Temple Guardian
Interestingly, none of these listings match up with earlier revealed listings from Diamond, which indicates the Diamond listings are for a later wave, or things are still very much in flux. So at this point, who knows what’s coming? I know one thing for sure…we’ll find out more on February 12th when the Hasbro Collector Event at Toy Fair rolls into New York City. And I’ll be there to get the info.