This silver-hued beauty arrived late last week and to celebrate the Breaux Show put together a short assembly video of this Joe Con 2016 exclusive item. While the general construction of the jet is familiar to most Joe fans through its multiple releases over the past few years, the time-lapse video really shows off the color scheme and deco of the Sky Patrol Skystriker!
The G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary has received a fair amount of coverage at Toy Fair 2014 by the mainstream media. Derryl DePriest, Vice President of Boys Marketing for Hasbro and life-long G.I. Joe fan, sits down with Stephanie Ruhle of Bloomberg Television as part of their “Market Makers” series.
(If the embedded video is not working you may view the original interview HERE.)
I have to say that Derryl handled himself well in the face of some pretty direct and pointed questions. Yes, the “military” question came up but so did some interesting insights in terms of innovation going forward. (3D printing? YES!) So did the question of whether or not G.I. Joe is a good role model today. While the interviewer tries to take things in a political direction multiple times, Derryl keeps the focus on the strengths of the G.I. Joe brand. and touches on the brand’s origins, the transition to the Adventure Team, and the focus on Kre-O as a source of innovation.
It’s always a pleasure to listen to Derryl discuss G.I. Joe. His personal passion for and commitment to the brand is obvious in every word. It’s good to know that our favorite “Man of Action” has such an able ambassador!
While the New York Comic Con may not be the font of new product news that many G.I. Joe fans were hoping for, all is not bleak in Joe-land! New Kre-O sets and blind-bagged figures are dropping at Toys R Us stores across the nation. To celebrate this, the good folks at Hunter PR passed on a stop-motion animation gem that is sure to put a smile on the face of even the most stodgy of Joe fans!
So, check out “G.I. Joe vs. the Transformers” — Kre-O style!
Yesterday was a great day for the Joe Community– the release of the G.I. Joe Retaliation on Blu-Ray and DVD. True, the film had been available digitally for two weeks but this was the first chance for fans to be able to run out and purchase a tangible copy of the film for their home library. As with most major home media releases, there were a bevy of different retailer exclusives from steelbook cases to bonus feature discs of interviews. (Most of these are broken down excellently by Justin over at YoJoe.com in his DVD/Blu-Ray Buyer’s Guide.)
However, only one version really caught my attention– the Extended Action Cut offered by Best Buy which promised more action and about 15 minutes of footage that wasn’t shown in theatres. So, in the midst of the rain I ran out over my lunch hour and snagged a copy and, after what seemed like an eternity at the office, sat down to watch it last night.
One positive aspect about being part of an online community is giving a shout-out to your buddies. In this case, my good friend Mike Breaux of TheBreauxShow.com has hit a milestone– his 200th published online video. To celebrate, he’s decided to “get back in shape” with the help of a very special personal trainer.
If you’ve not checked out TheBreauxShow, you really should. Featuring (near) weekly episodes, the series highlights toy reviews, news, and my favorite– “This Week in Geektastic History” segments. So, if you’re looking for something to watch during a break or at home, check out the BreauxShow.com and follow @TheBreauxShow on Twitter.