Along with BBTS, Sideshow Collectibles has also launched their pre-order for the insane Hot Toys G.I. Joe: Retaliation Snake Eyes. Check out the link below to grab it there, and I’ll be honest, I get a financial kick back for every item I sell through Sideshow Collectibles, so hey, use the Affiliate link and support the site!
I know there has been an obvious G.I. Joe vacuum at retail, but don’t forget…all is not lost in G.I. Joe toy land. Those great folks over at Sideshow Collectibles still have tons of G.I. Joe products in stock and ready to ship!
It took over a week, but I’m finally getting caught up with Mysterious Stranger’s excellent guest reviews, and I’m finishing with a good one… the 12″ Zartan! I am continuously battling myself with this figure… not sure if I’ll be able to resist forever, and these reviews certainly aren’t helping!
I know I missed a couple of days last week, but we’re picking right up today with more guest reviews from Mysterious Stranger! This time around, we’re catching up a bit with two fantastic new members of the G.I. Joe team.
Over the past couple of weeks, Mysterious Stranger has been inundating my mailbox with guest reviews for Sideshow Collectibles products, but I haven’t had a chance to get them all posted yet. Figured now was as good a time as any to have a “Sideshow Collectibles Review Week”.
With the 12″ Crimson Guard hitting mailboxes just last week, I figured he was a good figure to start this week off with.
I cannot thank Mysterious Stranger enough for the time he’s taken with all of these images and reviews. It’s not a quick and easy task, so thanks to him for putting all of this work in. Be sure to stay glued to my Sideshow Collectibles review section, or hit the direct links as they come up:
This news crossed a couple of days ago, but I was in the middle of post Convention nervous breakdown so I didn’t get a chance to jump on it. Thankfully, Jose over at Now Back to G.I. Joe is all over it, and actually posted the sneak peek!
Rumored to be revealed at San Diego ComicCon next week (alongside her chrome-domed companion) The Baroness looks striking in her skin-tight black outfit and layered armored plate. Sideshow Collectibles designed a whole new female body for The Baroness, and it looks like we’re very close to finding out just how well it works.
Check out the mirrored image below and thanks again to TheRealJoseGon on Twitter for the peek.
I’ve been a bit behind the eight ball in the past 24 hours, trying to recuperate from the Toy Fair rush, but a few G.I. Joe related stories have leaked out in that time that I figured I should talk a little bit about.
Much Maligned Wave 3 Alpha vehicles from the Rise of Cobra have appeared as US Retail. That tail end wave of Alpha vehicles (the Lava Pod, Tiger Claw, Rockslide, and Polar Shark Sub) has appeared sporadically overseas, but has not, to this point, been found at a normal brick and mortar location. The real question at this point, though, is does anyone actually care? Sure, the Polar Shark Sub is pretty neat, but the Volcano Pod is just another cruddy Mole Pod, we’re getting a bad ass new Dusty this fall, and don’t really need a desert themed Rockslide, and many folks have lamented the Leatherneck that comes with the Tiger Claw. When it all comes down to it, I think the time for the Wave 3 Alpha’s has come and gone, and now that we know what’s in the wings, these already seem very “been there, done that, let’s move on”. Still, it must be noted that one was found at Wal-Mart. Take that for what it’s worth.
The GIJoeClub debuted Flint late night before I left for New York. Kudo’s to Gary for getting the story posted, but being the myopic fanboy that I am, I feel the need to throw my .02 in. My thoughts? I dig it. I’m kind of wondering if the flash is washing out the picture a little bit, because it’s coming across a bit on the bright side, but I’m betting once we see it in person, the colors will be very “Z-Force” like. It’s obvious they made effort to make Flint a tribute to the Z-Force Commander “Skip”, and I’ve got no issues with that whatsoever. I do wish they’d used the Comic Pack head if it were available, though. I’m not quite as giddy about Flint as I was about Black Major and even the Red Torch, but he still looks really cool and stands out amongst other figures. Check out the images right here.
Though Sideshow Collectibles has become famous in the G.I. Joe community for their fantastic work with the 12″ figures, they are well known around the world for their work in statuary and other high format collectibles, too. And now Sideshow is proud to unveil their latest statue in the world of G.I. Joe, Snake Eyes vs. The Red Ninjas. The pre-order will launch with the newsletter on February 25th, so be prepared!
That covers much of the news while I was on the road. There’s still more to talk about, which I will do in further posts, specifically about G.I. Joe: Cobra II, as well as Toy Fair coverage from other sites that you have to see. Thanks for bearing with me as I was traveling, and hopefully the news and images reached you early and often!
Sideshow Collectibles has posted their latest Q & A, and among the questions asked was the following:
“Is there any chance that Beachhead and Firefly can be made for the G.I. Joe series?”
“Yes! Both Beachhead and Firefly are currently in development for our G.I. Joe line.”
Excellent news, in my opinion. Both of these characters are very well suited to the fully-equipped, “macked out” 12″ Sideshow style. Can’t wait to see ’em! Click here to check out the full Q & A. Big thanks to sinchicken from JoeBattleLines for the info!