Amazing images of upcoming Prime One G.I. Joe statues from Tokyo Winter Wonder

There hasn’t been much in the way of G.I. Joe news this weekend at Toy Fair, but statue company Prime 1 has stepped up to the plate in a HUGE way over at the Tokyo Winter Wonder Festival previewing some fantastic looking G.I. Joe statues including Serpentor and Destro!

These are not inexpensive endeavors, but they look spectacular.  Big thanks to Skinny on Twitter for the heads up, and Statue Review on Instagram for some of these images.

They’ve previous revealed both a Snake Eyes and a Storm Shadow statue, so things are looking pretty great for G.I. Joe statuary fans and collectors!

Preview for IDW G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #210

Resurrecting the ultimate evil in Cobra leadership sounds like a brilliant plan to me…  and it looks like in issue #210, the G.I. Joe team may just see how brilliant it is.

The latest issue of A Real American Hero hits comic shops tomorrow, and check out the preview below.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #210

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

Revanche and the Blue Ninjas have set their sights on the Arashikage clan, bringing the fight to Japan! Meanwhile, COBRA members COPPERHEAD, SCRAP IRON, and FIREFLY set their sinister plan into motion…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

•    Variant sketch cover by Larry Hama!

Transformers Collectors Club officially reveals FSS 3.0 Serpent O.R.

While most (if not all) of us saw the Serpent O.R. reveal from Botcon a few months ago, yesterday, the TFCC made it even more official and released the images of their upcoming FSS 3.0 entry for Serpent O.R. Based on the character from the Devils Due G.I. Joe vs. Transformers: The Art of War limited series, this figure looks pretty nice! It will be very interesting to see how his story intertwines with Marissa Fairborne. IDW writer Jim Sorenson recently revealed on Facebook that he was writing the bio’s for each figure, so there is certain to be some interesting back story here.

Check out the figure below, and make sure to check out TransformersClub.com to join FSS 3.0, time is running out!

Transformers Collectors Club FSS 3 SerpentOR

Transformers Collectors Club reveals FSS 3.0 Serpent OR at Botcon

If there are any G.I. Joe fans following Botcon, you no doubt caught the news of the Transformers Collectors Club revealed their line up for their third Transformers Figure Subscription Service.

Nestled within some other familiar characters was none other than Serpent O.R., a character pulled from the Devis’ Due G.I. Joe Vs. Transformers “The Art of War” series! The Serpent O.rganic R.obot is obviously an homage to the classic Serpentor character from the G.I. Joe mythos.

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Images from the slideshow have been posted on TFW2005.com and the resemblance to everyone’s favorite Cobra Emperor is immediately evident in the color scheme. Check out the mirrored image below. Pretty cool homage, I have to say!

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Make sure you keep your eyes on the exciting Shout! Factory Streaming Event live from Botcon, and all of the Botcon coverage from Figures.com!

The G.I. Joe: Battleground Congo Clash event launches tonight… with TRADING!

Yes, that’s right, G.I. Joe: Battleground players…the day many of us have been waiting for has finally arrived… according to the latest press release from DeNA, Card Trading functionality will be enabled tonight with the launch of their latest event: Congo Clash!

Congo Clash will give us some brand new event cards Lamprey, Roadblock, and another Legendary card: Serpentor!

Now I’ll be right up front…  not a big fan of the Legendary cards.  I’ve been playing this game religiously and diligently since it launched, and I still enjoy it immensely, but the concept of Legendary cards which are only available to the Top 30 players of a certain event really rubs me the wrong way.  We all know these card games are developed to make money, otherwise, why do them?  But I can think of other ways to reward players for spending cash other than designing extremely exclusive cards that those of us (some of whom DO spend money on the game) can never own.  I fear it will create a divide that allows the big spenders with rosters full of Legendary cards to basically walk over the rest of us.

But time will tell how it shakes out.  I’m keeping my mind open.  Meanwhile, I still loved the Major Bludd card from the last event, and I will happily pursue Lamprey and Roadblock as they look like two really awesome cards as well.  Details about the event below.

About the Congo Clash Event

On a routine flight patrol, the Joe’s Tiger Force has discovered a Cobra power base in the depths of the Congo. Tiger Force immediately engages in a heated firefight to destroy Cobra’s energy source in the region. In response to this threat, Cobra sends out Python Patrol to turn the tide of the battle in Cobra’s favor. Will Tiger Force or Python Patrol prevail and prove they’re the kings of the jungle? And more importantly, why is Cobra operating a power base out in the middle of nowhere? Find out when you play this week’s Congo Clash event!

New Trade Feature

Trading is now available in G.I. JOE: BATTLEGROUND! Players can now trade their favorite Joe and Cobra characters with each other. Trade and build the most powerful squads or trade to complete your collection of units. It’s time to look through all of your units to see which ones you need and what you’re willing to offer other players.

Play G.I. JOE: BATTLEGROUND for Free

Download G.I. JOE: BATTLEGROUND for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices for free at: http://mobage.com/games/g-i-joe-battleground

Check out the images below and be sure to click the links to check out Lamprey, Roadblock, and Serpentor (!!) in fine animated form.

G.I. Joe: Renegades Episode 11 added to episode guide

Another late Friday night…but hey, I’m married with a couple of kids and I’m a toy nerd, it’s not like I’ve got a hot date or anything.

G.I. Joe: Renegades picks up steam once again tonight, thrusting us right back into the thick of the Joe and Cobra conflict!  And we also just might get a glimpse of an important player on the Cobra side… or two.

Check out the Episode Guide, or hit up the Episode 11 entry itself right here.

Exclusive Interview with the writing team of G.I. Joe: Renegades

Last year (it seems so long ago) a member of The Terror Dromes editorial staff got a chance to catch up with Henry Gilroy at the San Diego ComicCon.  Well, it just turns out that Mr. Gilroy is one of the lead writers of G.I. Joe: Renegades, and he was kind enough to offer himself up to answer questions.

The Terror Drome was equally kind and gave me a chance to put my own .02 in, and below is the outcome of this interview.  You will see questions that were posed by members of the Terror Drome forums as well as my own questions near the end of the interview.

It’s a pretty long, detailed, and wide-ranging conversation about G.I. Joe: Renegades!  Check it out after the jump, and a humongous thanks to the great guys at The Terror Drome for letting me be included in this great opportunity.

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IDW G.I. Joe solicitations for June, 2010

It’s that time of month again, and IDW gives us their full solicitations for June of 2010.  It looks like 2010 is going to be a big year for G.I. Joe in the comics world, even without a movie or a full run of action figures to keep hope alive.  It did take me a while, but I’m finally becoming at least somewhat invested in the IDW universe.  G.I. Joe #15 was a great read, G.I. Joe: Cobra has been fantastic (and is now an ongoing series!), and G.I. Joe: Origins has really been picking up steam as well.

June looks like it’s going to give us Zartan’s introduction to IDW in G.I. Joe: Origins, as well as a new take on Serpentor in G.I. Joe: Cobra.  Really looking forward to it, and IDW is doing a great job filling the holes in what could have been a tame year, G.I. Joe wise.  Click on the “Read the rest of this entry” link below for the full details, and thanks to The Terror Drome for the announcement.

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More G.I. Joe: Cobra II revalations in USA Today article! SPOILER ALERT!

BE WARNED – THIS POST CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS FROM UPCOMING ISSUES of G.I. JOE: COBRA II!  Click “Read the Rest of this story” link below for the full details!

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