GeneralsJoes continues the 50th Anniversary Two Pack Reviews

We started down this road on Monday and we keep plowing ahead. Today I offer FOUR new reviews of recently released 50th Anniversary figures!

The Troop Build Up pack with Steel Brigade Trooper and Iron Grenadier, as well as the Hunt for COBRA Commander with Shipwreck and the big kahuna himself.

Check out these reviews on my 50th Anniversary Review Page, or via the direct links below.


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Because there wasn’t quite enough Joe news tonight… a Steel Brigade variant?

Okay, when it rains it pours seems like the appropriate sentiment here.

After a relatively quiet weekend for G.I. Joe news, it has been coming fast and furious this late afternoon and evening.  Obviously highlighted by the footage from G.I. Joe: Retaliation and the revelation of the GIJCC Barrel Roll…but still some other very cool and interesting intel comes from Nirvana at

Apparently at a local Wal-Mart he purchased a trio of Steel Brigade figures… with a Snake Eyes body.

Up until this point, all Steel Brigade figures had come with the Shock Trooper legs and arms with the cool elbow pads and multi-colored sleeves.  Well, apparently there just might be either a running change or a variant, and we might expect future figures to instead come with the Pursuit of Cobra Snake Eyes underneath.  An interesting development to be sure.

Check out the thread at and also take a peek at the mirrored images below.  Curious that he doesn’t seem to come with a pistol for that new holster, and he obviously also has the different kneepads to go along with the new legs.  A neat change, and a cool way to bring some variety to your G.I. Joe army builders.  Thanks to Gyre Viper for the heads up, who it should be noted, has a test shot with this different version of the Steel Brigade figure in his possession.

GI Joe 30th Anniversary GI Joe Action Figures are IN STOCK at Past Generation Toys!

Reinforcements have arrived!

Hazard Viper GI Joe 30th Anniversary Action Figure
Hazard Viper GI Joe 30th Anniversary Action Figure 
Sgt. Stalker GI Joe 30th Anniversary Action Figure
Sgt. Stalker GI Joe 30th Anniversary Action Figure

Steel Brigade GI Joe 30th Anniversary Action Figure

Cobra The Enemy GI Joe 30th Anniversary Action Figure
Cobra The Enemy GI Joe 30th Anniversary Action Figure
Viper GI Joe 30th Anniversary Action Figure
Viper GI Joe 30th Anniversary Action Figure 

Mea Culpa on the 30th Anniversary Steel Brigade review

I posted the review for the 30th Anniversary Steel Brigade and Iron Grenadier last night, and I erroneously noted a few “differences” between the Pursuit of Cobra Steel Brigade and the 30th Anniversary Steel Brigade figure.

When I opened my PoC Steel Brigade figure, somehow I must have lost track of the SCAR machine gun, and didn’t notice that he had it…and my PoC Steel Brigade figure also had clean arms.  However, I am getting reports that the PoC Steel Brigade figure did indeed have paint wash on his arms and did come with the SCAR.

My bad.

Check out the review right here.

GeneralsJoes kicks off 30th Anniversary reviews – Iron Grenadier and Steel Brigade

It seems like a very long time ago that we got our first glimpse of the 30th Anniversary figures… in fact, it was back at Toy Fair in February when many of these toys made their first debut.  While most Joe fans are used to a big splash with the first wave of a new assortment, this time around, we got let into the pool gently, with an initial wave consisting mostly of repaints and re-releases.

The two figures I will look at first are remarkably similar to their previous versions, both found in the Pursuit of Cobra Waves 5 and 6.  Being the very cool troop builders that they are, though, not many folks complained.

So, starting today, hit up my 30th Anniversary Review Page, and expect new reviews posted throughout the week.  It begins now!

First detailed glimpse of Steel Brigade Delta and Air Viper PoC figures

We’ve seen some scattered images throughout the ‘net and at Toy Fair and JoeCon, but G.I. Joe ubercollector Gyre Viper got his hands on some early samples of the Steel Brigade Delta figure (slated to come with the VAMP) and the Air-Viper figure (who comes with the Black Dragon VTOL).

As he is wont to do, he took the figures outside to showcase them and took a wealth of awesome pictures, which I have mirrored below.  He posted the intel initially over on JoeDeclassified.

A big thanks to Gyre Viper for these pics!  I already thought the Steel Brigade Delta figure looked pretty cool, but man, he looks amazing now.  A totally new head sculpt and a newly tooled helmet over it.  Awesome touch.

GeneralsJoes wraps up reviews for Pursuit of Cobra Wave 5

I posted the first half of the PoC Wave 5 reviews yesterday, and am posting the second half today, over on the Pursuit of Cobra Review Page.  You can hit up that page, or just click the links below to go directly.


Pursuit of Cobra Wave 5 Images on

Been a busy couple of  weeks for Gyre Viper over at JoeDeclassified!  We got Pursuit of Cobra Wave 6 images, then the Skystriker w/ Ace, and now we’ve got Wave 5 of the Pursuit of Cobra figures!

There has been debate online about which wave is better, 5 or 6, and to me its hit or miss, but there are some sure fire winners in both.  Wave 5 gives us an awesome update to the Steel Brigade, a great looking General Hawk, and an impressive looking Cobra Trooper.  Gyre Viper has also graciously allowed me to host these images on GeneralsJoes, so you can either hit up JoeDeclassified or see the mirrored images below.

Updated press images from upcoming Wave 3 Pursuit of Cobra

Well, it looks like things have changed a little bit since Toy Fair, and mostly for the better.  Site sponsors Big Bad Toy Store and Past Generation Toys have posted some new press images for the upcoming 3rd wave of 2011 Pursuit of Cobra figures, and there is a very interesting alteration:

While most of the subtle coloring differences are mostly a result of Photoshop, one look at Cobra Commander tells us that his legs are being reused from the previous version instead of the classic Cobra Commander look.  I think it’s a big improvement.  It will be interesting to see what the final result looks like.

Thanks to The Terror Drome for the info.

Next two Pursuit of Cobra Assortments finally ironed out?

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”)

  • Blowtorch
  • Cobra – The Enemy
  • Cobra Commander
  • General Hawk
  • Jungle B.A.T.
  • Steel Brigade

2011 Wave 4 (AKA “Wave 6”)

  • Snake Eyes Temple Guardian
  • Crazy Legs
  • Croc Master
  • Rock Viper
  • Viper
  • Iron Grenadier

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 next weekend as I visit New York City and attend the 2011 Toy Fair!