Sideshow Collectibles Sixth Scale Green Lantern up for Pre-Order

It was first previewed yesterday, and today the pre-order has gone live. Sideshow Collectibles’ roster of sixth scale comic book heroes is steadily growing, and the Emerald Knight is now part of the team!

Check out the links below with some images to drool over as well.

DC Comics Green Lantern DC Comics Sixth Scale Figure – Sideshow Exclusive

DC Comics Green Lantern DC Comics Sixth Scale Figure

Top 10 G.I. Joe Stories of 2014

I set out to write this article, and was immediately surprised by the fact that there was actually some stuff happening with the G.I. Joe brand in 2014.  I know the fandom is eager to jump and say that G.I. Joe was high and dry in this momentous year, and from a practical perspective, it was, but even so, there were lots of things happening this year worth exploring.  Not on any grand scale, however.

I suppose that’s a commentary on the state of G.I. Joe these days, where it remains somewhat relevant, but just barely.  And one is forced to ask what’s worse? Being totally irrelevant, or being just relevant enough to cling around, but not relevant enough to try and push harder.  It’s like the brand is stuck in this murky middle ground where it’s got the slightest hint of popularity enough for Hasbro to keep it hanging on, but not enough to get a real push.  Yet, until it fades away completely, it likely won’t get a full rejuvination either.

All that being said, there were still some discussion points throughout 2014, and here are my top 10.  I’m going to try very hard to maintain a sense of positivity and optimism, because dammit I still love G.I. Joe, even if the rest of the world currently couldn’t give a crap. :)

Check out the list after the break.

Continue reading

GeneralsJoes Reviews Sideshow Collectibles 12″ Destro

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!

Destro Sixth Scale Figure

Sideshow Collectibles G.I. Joe “Triple Rewards” Program

As part of their online ComicCon, Sideshow Collectibles is offering a special “Triple Rewards” Program on select G.I. Joe merchandise!

Click the link to check out which products qualify!

Sideshow_GIJoe_Triple_Rewards

*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.

Sideshow Collectibles has discharged G.I. Joe…at least for now

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.

sideshow_bludd_mtvgeek

 

Very cool behind the scenes look at Sideshow Collectibles

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.

Sideshow Collectibles – DOUBLE POINTS on Zartan vs. Flint statue!

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!

Flint Vs Zartan Diorama - Sideshow Exclusive

Celebrate the upcoming Captain America: Winter Soldier film with Sideshow Collectibles!

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!

sideshow_Captain_America

Captain America Preview

Captain America Product Page

Sideshow Collectibles Crimson Strike Premium Format Baroness

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!

Baroness Crimson Strike Team G.I. Joe Premium Format(TM) Figure

The time has come… add Destro to your 12″ Sideshow Cobra ranks!

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!

Sideshow_Destro_preorder

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!

sideshow_cobra_battle_stand