New in hand images of G.I. Joe: Retaliation Wave 2 at AC Toys

Call me crazy but I actually really love the play feature of that Wave 2 Firefly.  Yes, it looks like it results in some reduced arm/wrist articulation, but the light up forearms and the long motorized sled are actually pretty damn cool, I think.  At some point we have to think about the children!

Over on ACToys.com Small Evil has posted a wealth of G.I. Joe: Retaliation Wave 2 images including Roadblock, Snake Eyes, Flint, Storm Shadow, and the aforementioned Firefly.  Check out Roadblock and carded images here, and the Firefly images here, and I’ve also mirrored the images below.

Thanks to HissTank.com for the info.

A plethora of images for upcoming Rise of COBRA action figures

I’ve always wanted to use the word “plethora”…  :shifty:

Over the past 24 hours, new images of Rise of COBRA figures have started popping up all over the ‘net.  The more I see these movie figures, the more I’m starting to fall in love with them.  Check out the following links for some new images that you might enjoy:

Sgt. Stone is quickly becoming one of my favorite new figures…he makes a much better Flint figure than Flint does!  Thanks to HissCommander of The Terror Drome, kingsurly crab and jumper11 from HissTank.com!

Who is the “Elite Viper”? New Cardback images!

While everyone’s been ranting and raving about the new auction pictures posted of newer Rise of COBRA figures, Toy News International went one step further and managed to acquire cardback pictures of these new figures!  Among these cardback images, specifically the one for Deep Six, reveals a new, unknown COBRA Trooper, the “Elite Viper”.

The Elite Viper image on the cardback can be seen here.

Also, thanks to the larger carded images, we now know that Barbecue and Firefly appear to be part of a “Headquarters to Heroes” Toys “R” Us exclusives line.

To see all of these great larger images, click here, and big kudos to Toy News International for scoring these additional pictures!

EDIT – The images are now being mirrored in a gallery below…  Check ’em out!

Great pictures of upcoming Rise of COBRA items on eBay

Yesterday GeneralsJoes reported about a new set of eBay auctions hitting the web which featured a wealth of figures we had not yet seen for sale, however we didn’t want to host images without the sellers permission.  Well, we’ve received permission, and you can check out the gallery of images below featuring figures currently at auction from abee8808 and gotSWtoys.

abee8808 is selling the carded items, and he especially has some very, very nice pieces up for grabs.

abee8808:

gotSWtoys:


Another interesting thing to note is that the COBRA Commander figure that abe8808 has listed here looks quite a bit different than the one we’d seen previously at the Black Sheep Toy Store.  Check out a comparison image below:

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Obviously these are early items and fans can expect some fluidity to the design, but as carded, near-production level pieces, it’s sort of odd to see such discrepencies…it will be interesting to see what we get once these figures actually hit retail.