Update on G.I. Joe FSS & Joe Con 2015 Reviews

FSS Crimson Guard Immortal

Sigh… I hate this kind of post.  I really do.

Joe Con 2015 and G.I. Joe FSS reviews are coming.  Really.  I had photos shot for these reviews for weeks now and even have the web page built.  Joe Con 2015, Joe Con 2013, and the FSS reviews for Hit & Run, Alpine, Crimson Guard Immortal, Big Ben, and Frostbite are about 85% ready to go!

So, you might find yourself asking, what’s the holdup?

Between my current real-life job and some family obligations, I’ve just not had the time to sit down and really finish the writing.  Knock on wood I can sequester myself away this weekend for a bit and finalize my portion of the text.

However, I don’t want to leave folks hanging.  Below is a preview gallery of images from many of the G.I. Joe FSS and Joe Con 2015 reviews that will be hitting here soon.  Consider it a bit of a “mea culpa” for being so tardy.

 

Nerdist News Discusses Toy Soldiers War Chest

Last week, the teaser trailer for Toys Soldiers War Chest blew the collective minds of video gamers everywhere.  With its mash-up of armies both inspired by and from classic 80’s toylines, action figure collectors everywhere cheered with glee at the thought of pitting He-Man against Duke and the Masters of the Universe vs. G.I. Joe.

It seems that toy collectors weren’t the only ones that geeked out over Toy Soldiers War Chest.  The always lovely Jessica Chobot of Nerdist News offered her own commentary on this genre-smashing RTS game.  Check out the video below:

However, that’s not all. New images have surfaced from the game itself that offer a few tantalizing clues as to what exactly Joe fans might see within the game itself. Continue reading

Toy Soldiers War Chest Brings G.I. Joe to the Fight

Toy Soldiers War Chest

It’s been FOREVER since I’ve played Toy Soldiers, the video game from Signal Studios in which small toy soldiers battle for control of a World War I diorama.

Now, imagine my surprise when I stumbled across a video for Toy Soldiers War Chest: The Game of Toys Legendary Heroes edition that showcased all manner of toy lines duking it out. Imagine my further surprise when He-Man and Battle Cat from Masters of the Universe made an appearance.

However, nothing could prepare me for the tiny cameo at the end of the video, right around the 2:05 mark. Continue reading

Girls of the Finest 2016 Calendar for the USO

Girls of the Finest 2016 calendar

The Girls of the Finest, members of a G.I. Joe costuming club, are back with a brand new calendar project!  This year the proceeds are going to the USO – the United Service Organizations that provides comfort to our overseas troops!

Last year’s project was an amazing success that raised funds for the Wounded Warrior Project.  Not only did fans help the Girls of the Finest produce a terrific fan-driven G.I. Joe calendar but they also helped support a fantastic cause in the process.  This year, these talented female costumers are hoping to recreate the lightning in a bottle of last year’s project and help the USO at the same time!

C’mon– it’s a win-win!  Get a great calendar featuring the talented Girls of the Finest and help send some much needed comfort to our fighting men and women overseas.

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G.I. Joe FSS 4 Order Period Suspended

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The order period for G.I. Joe FSS 4 has been suspended, according to an email from the Collector’s Club that was sent to members early this afternoon.  Ordering will not resume until after Botcon 2015 which is scheduled for June 18 – 21, 2015.   Image previews will also be suspended until ordering resumes.

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Arctic Dr. Mindbender Review

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I never thought I’d own an Arctic Dr. Mindbender figure.  More importantly, I never thought I’d want to own an Arctic Dr. Mindbender figure.

When this figure was announced at the 2014 G.I. Joe Collector’s Club, my reaction was less than enthusiastic.  After all, who would want a figure based on a character’s appearance in just a few short scenes in the animated G.I. Joe: the Movie?  Plus, hadn’t Mindbender already been released back in 2009?  Was there really a need to update him?  Apparently, there was and the result is surprisingly… well, you’ll have to read the review to find out this Joe fan’s opinion!

Check out the Arctic Dr. Mindbender review in the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club Review Index!

Meet G.I. Joe Pathfinder from FSS 4

Feast your eyes on the last FSS 4 G.I. Joe – Pathfinder!

FSS 4 G.I. Joe Pathfinder

G.I. JOE JUNGLE ASSAULT SPECIALIST: PATHFINDER

(Based on the 1990 G.I. Joe action figure!)

Includes: removable hat & vest, machine gun with removable ammo box, jungle cutter, machete, axe, backpack with flashlight, pistol, and figure stand.

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G.I. Joe FSS 3 Final Shipment is on its Way!

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The G.I. Joe FSS 3 final shipment is on its way to fans and thanks to Alyosha of BrokenArrowToys.com we have some in-hand images of the final figures.  Note: this includes the mysterious 13th figure which, after Joe Con 2015, may have been the worst-kept secret in history.

Seriously– if you don’t want the G.I. Joe FSS 3 final shipment spoiled stop reading now.  If you’re like me, click below and find out after the jump!

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G.I. Joe FSS 4 Nunchuck Unveiled!

G.I. Joe FSS 4 reveals continue with the camo-clad ninja – Nunchuck!

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G.I. JOE NINJA COMMANDO: NUNCHUK

(Based on the 1992 G.I. Joe action figure!)

Includes: removable hood & harness, dart pouch with removable dart, swords x 2, dual sword sheath backpack, nunchuku sticks, sai x 2, and figure stand.

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G.I. Joe FSS 4 Inferno BAT revealed

It’s another G.I. Joe FSS 4 reveal!  Things are heating up with the Inferno BAT!

g.i. joe fss 4 inferno bat

COBRA BATTLE ANDROID TROOPER: COBRA INFERNO B.A.T

(Based on the variant Cobra action figure!)

Includes: backpack with four removable hand attachments and figure stand.

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