Remember a few weeks ago when a certain video dropped for Toy Soldiers War Chest? You know the one I’m referring to– the one that suddenly dropped He-Man and G.I. Joe characters firmly into the middle of the pixel carnage of video game combat? Remember the anticipation that was experienced by video game fans everywhere at the thought of being able to take your favorite toy lines and pit them against each other?
The wait is nearly over. Toy Soldiers War Chest hits Xbox, Playstation, and PC on August 11, 2015!
Remember the Cobra CLAW? You know, the then-futuristic powered glider that debuted back in 1984?
Apparently the future is NOW because Swiss aviation enthusiast Yves Rossy has released a spectacular video of his jet-powered glider taking to the skies of Dubai. Sure, it lacks a dorsally-mounted laser cannon or wing tip missiles but otherwise this is for all intent and purpose a real life CLAW!
Next week is the 2014 San Diego Comic Con! It’s a celebration of genre-related goodness with everything from panels featuring the latest movies to forthcoming toy lines on display. It’s also a time when exclusive products are made available through manufacturers and retailers. The G.I. Joe brand is no stranger to this concept– with a history of SDCC exclusive items sold through HasbroToyShop.com including the “Pimp Daddy” Destro, Sgt. Slaughter, and Jinxfigures and even some G.I. Joe/Transformers cross-over items. This year, however, the place to check out at the con is the Toys R Us booth!
So get ready to hit those F5 keys and set your browser bookmarks! July 24th is going to be an interesting day to shop online!
Please note: there is also a standard “urban” version of this set available as part of the 50th Anniversary line which will be available at brick & mortar Toys R Us stores later this Summer/early Fall.
The staff of the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club have only a few more previews left from Figure Subscription Service 3.0 to reveal. Check out the latest mock-up– the Crimson Guard Immortal!
As far as the updates go, this one looks pretty close to the 1991 vintage Crimson Guard Immortal figure, especially considering the fact that the only new part is the figure’s head!
The whomever is helping build these figures for the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club has a solid eye for which existing parts are most similar to the classic designs. In this case, the body seems to be the very one used to build the G.I. Joe Retaliation Crimson Guard with a re-use of the Pursuit of Cobra Firefly vest to help round out the torso. Also, perhaps my eyes are playing tricks on me but do the figure’s weapons appear to be chromed? Very interesting indeed.
With Botcon’s opening imminent, the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club previews of Figure Subscription Service 3.0 are happening later and later in the day. Check out the Cobra ninja henchman – Slice!
Slice & Dice go together like peanut butter and chocolate. With the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club having already released Dice as part of the first FSS, it was only a matter of time until his partner showed up!
This one is pretty much a no-brainer, being based on the Renegades Storm Shadow / Red Ninja body that has been released many times in the past few years. I’ll admit– the color scheme is pretty much spot on to the 1992 original version although I’m hoping that the black crosses on the torso aren’t quite so pronounced on the final version.
If the Cobra Night Viper is doing his job properly, he’s never seen. With that logic, these troopers must be some of the most effective Cobra Troopers in history as, up until recently, very few people have ever seen one at retail! Through some blind luck and the courtesy of another Joe fan, JBL is finally able to review the G.I. Joe Retaliation Wave 4 Cobra Night Viper!
Were these troops worth the wait? Do they hold up to months of searching?
Long before Dr. Mindbender stripped off his shirt and donned his monocle to create Serpentor, Dr. Venom was the scientific brains behind Cobra. His Brainwave Scanner, first introduced before the Marvel series completed its first year, has long since remained a key tool for interrogation. However, it wasn’t until 2010 that this fan-favorite was finally given the action figure treatment he so long deserved?
Did that figure live up to the decades-long wait? Find out the opinions of two Venom fans as Gary Godsoe of What’s On Joe Mind and I take a look at this evil action figure.