Just as I’m settling in to record the latest episode of Whats on Joe Mind, the news breaks from New York. The latest 7-Packs have been revealed by HissTank.com and Toy News International…and WOW. Some fantastic pictures especially are available over on Toy News International.
The two 7-Packs will consist of The Dreadnoks and the Marauders. The Marauders obviously pull inspiration from the Slaughter’s Marauders, but with no Slaughter included, and also paired with Slaughter’s first team, The Renegades.
Meanwhile, the Dreadnoks truly retain the spirit of the Dreadnoks and manage to fill in pretty much every single empty spot on your Dreadnok roster. Amazing. Truly amazing. Breaking down the two sets we have:
Zandar (new head sculpt, Zartan parts, Arctic Storm Shadow torso, new gear)
Zanya (new head, Zarana parts) …also… HELL YES.
Thrasher (new shoulder pad, new head, new battle club)
Zanzibar (new head, new webgear, some RoC Arctic Storm Shadow parts)
Road Pig (Resolute Roadblock body, new head, freaking AWESOME stop sign club and shield!)
Gnawgahyde (looks like a new head, some PoC Recondo parts, new vest)
Burn Out (new head, based on the 2003 Spy Troops figure)
Lt. Falcon (New head sculpt, removable beret, PoC Dusty parts)
Mercer (New head, some PoC Cobra Viper parts, real COBRA tattoo!!)
Taurus (AWESOME new head, new webgear)
Red Dog (New head, repaint Bazooka body)
Low Light (PoC repaint in green camouflage with some Marauder colors)
Barbecue (25th Anniversary repaint with 30th Airtight Arms and legs in green camouflage with some Marauder colors)
Spirit (PoC Spirit repaint with some Marauder colors mixed in)
As mentioned, awesome images are available at Toy News International, and they pretty much blow me away. You’ll have to forgive my minor brevity, I’m in the midst of recording Episode 25 of What’s on Joe Mind as I type.
Continuing their trend of posting the latest episodes online, The Hub has now uploaded the ninth episode of G.I. Joe: Renegades. Introducing fan favorites Zartan and the Dreadnoks, Episode 9 has the Renegade soldiers helping out a small Kansas town when the Dreadnoks take it over for their own nefarious purposes.
Check out the latest Renegades episode is nice high definition right here.
So, thanks to a glitch in my DVR, I haven’t yet had a chance to watch Episode 8, but plan to in 30 short minutes. I was able to get a nice promo video for Episode 9 captured, though, while I waited! Featuring a totally reimagined Zartan and some fast-moving Dreadnoks, Episode 9 “Dreadnoks Rising” airs next Friday at 5:30pm Eastern.
Check out the embedded video below!
Keep your eyes on the Renegades SuperSite as well, as I plan on getting up a review and entry for Episode 8 as soon as I am able. May not be until some point tomorrow, where I’ll try to balance NFL Playoffs with G.I. Joe…two of my favorite hobbies!
As we eagerly await the second part of the 2-part origin of Snake Eyes tonight, more information has been revealed about an upcoming episode of G.I. Joe: Renegades, including an appearance by someone key to the Snake Eyes origin in the Marvel Comics. According to TVGuide.com, G.I. Joe: Renegades Episode 9 will feature Zartan! Check out the description below:
“The Joes go on a mission to stop Zartan and his motorcycle gang from terrorizing a small town.”
We already knew the title of this episode was “Dreadnoks Rising” but now that we have confirmation of Zartan’s appearance, that makes it all the more exciting. Of course, I really have to start wondering when we’re going to see Destro.
This is a great thing about this new reinvented continuity, you could be in for a surprise every week! Looking forward to it.