Unlike many other G.I. Joe fans out there, I was drawn to this 12″ Destro the first minute I saw it. The great modern touches and terrific vintage throwbacks seemed to create the perfect combination for this Sideshow update. Granted, it was nowhere near 100% vintage accurate, but I’m one of those folks who doesn’t need that sort of stuff to enjoy a figure.
All in all, as much as I was looking forward to the figure, the end result matched every single expectation I had.
Check out the Sideshow Collectibles Review section, or click the link below to read the review, and if you like what you see, the figure is still in stock at SideshowToy.com!
As part of their online ComicCon, Sideshow Collectibles is offering a special “Triple Rewards” Program on select G.I. Joe merchandise!
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*Terms and Conditions apply. Sideshow Collectibles triple reward point offer can only be redeemed on select items and can only be redeemed on NEW orders. This triple rewards point offer will expire on July 18, 2014 at 11:59PM (Pacific Time), or while supplies last.
The Year of the Snake has provided some of the best G.I. Joe Sideshow product we have seen to date, which is why it’s such a shame that G.I. Joe’s obscurity from retail has now extended to Sideshow Collectibles 12″ offerings. At least for the next six months.
Sideshow Collectibles has announced that they will have no new G.I. Joe related news at SDCC this year, which means nothing of note until 2015 at the earliest. As someone who just bought Major Bludd and is slated to get Destro in the mail on Wednesday, I’m disappointed by the news, but not necessarily surprised.
A quick perusal on the G.I. Joe section at SideshowToy.com will show you that many of their offerings are still in stock, and most of those offerings have been there for a while. So, stay tuned, perhaps something cool will be coming next year, but for now, anyway, the disappearance of G.I. Joe at the 12″ scale has been extended to all formats. Sound taps now.
Thanks to YT24 on Twitter for the heads up.
There are only fringes of these videos that deal directly with G.I. Joe, but any kind of “behind the scenes” perspective when it comes to toy making is pretty interesting. These are no different.
The folks at Sideshow Collectibles were interviewed by Tested.com and a pair of very revealing videos were released showing those interviews. A great look at pre-production design, and preparing something for production. These two videos focus on the Premium Format figures specifically, so expect to see some Crimson Baroness cameos. Check out the videos on SideshowToy.com or embedded below.
If you’re a fan of high end G.I. Joe items and statuary, you should appreciate the special deal from Sideshow Collectibles today on their Flint vs. Zartan statue! They are offering double reward points on the item, so if you buy it today, you earn $24.50 in reward points.
Click the banner below to check out this great item!
No, this isn’t G.I. Joe related, but if the upcoming Captain America: Winter Soldier isn’t a G.I. Joe fan friendly film I don’t know what is!
Sideshow Collectibles has announced a chance to win a terrific Hot Toys “Rescue” Captain America 1:6 scale figure, plus an exciting announcement about upcoming 1:4 scale premium format figures to coincide with Captain America: Winter Soldier.
Check out the banner below and the links to check out all of Sideshow Collectibles excellent Captain America product!
Captain America Preview
Captain America Product Page
The standard Premium Format Baroness figure garnered a ton of attention when it was revealed by Sideshow Collectibles sometime ago, and now they’re putting out a Crimson Strike version in red! It’s a very cool looking collectible and it’s up for pre-order right now!
Ever since I first saw him, I immediately knew I need to own this one. Even as I saw complaints emerge from throughout the G.I. Joe fandom, this was one key Sideshow Collectibles figure that I had been waiting for…and in my opinion they NAILED it.
Plenty of the great classic elements of the Destro character we all know and love, but with enough of an added Sideshow twist to really bring the character to life in this great Sideshow “universe” they have built. I love both unique head sculpt, I love that he has a trenchcoat or the familiar leather jacket. I love, love, LOVE the gauntlets. This is an awesome offering from Sideshow Collectibles and it is ON SALE NOW.
Check out SideshowToy.com to pick up your 12″ Destro and add him to your Cobra ranks. You will not regret it!
And hey, while you’re at it, pick up the bad ass Cobra Display Stand that Sideshow just posted, too. That’s pretty sweet stuff right there and only $14.99!
I feel like I’m in the minority here, but I am really in love with the upcoming Sideshow Destro. I’ve always loved the trenchcoat look, and Sideshow Collectibles added just enough modern elements while keeping the right classic elements (wrist rockets FTW!) to give us a terrific update to the Cobra Weapons Supplier.
Sideshow has posted a great preview of the upcoming figure, including a shot of an awesome leather jacket version of the figure, which might make fans longing for a more classic representation more happy.
Check out the preview right here, and stay tuned for Thursday, when the pre-order goes live!
Every single image of this figure makes me love it even more… a terrific ’88 style update to the venerable Cobra Ninja Storm Shadow, and I have to admit, worlds better than what we saw with the first Storm Shadow release.
I’m really digging the modern look at this character, and the fact that even though Sideshow went with the aesthetic of Storm Shadow on the G.I. Joe team, but keeps him affiliated with Cobra.
Check out the Pre-Order at the links below.
The Sideshow Exclusive version of the Storm Shadow Sixth Scale Figure will also include a cobra head katana accessory (above left). Wherever his allegiance lies, Storm Shadow is always ready to strike!
The regular and Exclusive versions of Storm Shadow Sixth Scale Figure will be priced at $179.99.
The Exclusive version of the Storm Shadow Sixth Scale Figure to be available for pre-order in our upcoming weekly Sideshow Newsletter this Thursday, August 15th, 2013, typically published between 2 and 3pm (PST). Don’t let this ninja sneak past you!