G.I. Joe: Battleground Peril in The Pit Event is on now!

The latest PVP event ended a few days ago, so now it’s time for the next big surge!  Cobra has discovered the location of The Pit, and it’s up to a few of the Original 13 Joes to stop them.

Flash, Grunt, and Zap team up to try and battle back Destro and Crimson Guard Commander.

As always the artwork on these new cards are fantastic, not just in execution, but in concept.  I’m in love with the Crimson Guard Commander, the fact that they used the GIJCC Iron Grenadier Destro, and that the Epic version of Flash is his Rise of Cobra version?  Solid GOLD.

Check out some screen shots below.

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JoeDeclassified drops a bombshell with cancelled Rise of Cobra barrage

You would think after three years we’d seen almost every canceled Rise of Cobra figure that was out there, but as usual, Gyre-Viper proves that thinking incorrect.  We’d heard rumors about these figures several times over the years, with the most solid information coming from package artist Mike Thompson, but for the first time ever, we are seeing plastic evidence of canceled Rise of Cobra figures Dr. Mindbender, Zap, and Budo.  Gyre-Viper also tosses in some more great images of Nano-B.A.T. while he’s at it, and to further prove the theory about these figures’ histories, Nano B.A.T. seems to come as part of the package with the other three figures.

Check out the very nice gallery of images at JoeDeClassified.com.  Dr. Mindbender is a very interesting looking addition, with the 25th Anniversary head sculpt and some great purple gloves as homage to the original.  Budo is mostly a Resolute Training Storm Shadow with what looks like the Hard Master head and the belt/ceremonial skirt from the Valor Vs. Venom Slice. Zap is obviously the most straight-forward update.

Rumors have persisted that these are part of a canceled second series of Wal-Mart Exclusive 2-packs, and Mike Thompson believed that was the case as well.  Check out a few of the mirrored images below, and look at all these great pictures at JoeDeClassified.com.  A huge thanks as always to Gyre-Viper for the pictures.

Sunbow’s Doc and Zap voice actor to appear at BotCon

One of the great things about those old Sunbow cartoons was that there was quite a bit of cross over voice talent between them.  Chances are, most folks voicing one series probably did some work in the other.  The most obvious example of this, of course, would be Chris Latta’s work as both Cobra Commander and Starscream.

Recently, the G.I. Joe Convention has started inviting voice talent to their shows, while over on the Transformers side, BotCon has been doing it a while.  Well, BotCon is sticking to their formula, and this year making his first ever convention appearance will be the voice of Blaster, Buster Jones!

For G.I. Joe fans, this means Doc and Zap.  So if you’re a fan of either of these two characters, and you’re in the Dallas area, you may want to make a trip to BotCon…I’m not sure Mr. Jones is someone that the Collectors’ Club would invite to JoeCon, so get him while he’s hot!

Thanks to HissTank.com for the information.