It seems we have some clarification about Shout Factory’s forthcoming release of the DiC G.I. Joe animated series. According to a press release posted on TVShowsOnDVD.com, the January release will include only the first season of the second ARAH animated adventures.
I’ve owned a bootleg of this series for several years now and while it may not be on par with the Sunbow series in terms of both nostalgia and writing, the first season did have some fun episodes. In fact, one of my favorites “I Found You… Evy” really cemented my interest in the character of Ambush– and made me wish that Master Collector had continued to included animated series characters in convention sets. Who doesn’t want a female Range Viper, after all?
Regardless, check out the official press release below!
G.I. JOE FANS!
THE LONG-AWAITED COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
FROM THE 1990 G.I. JOE ANIMATED SERIES
WILL FINALLY HIT DVD SHELVES FOR THE FIRST TIME
G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO
SERIES 2, SEASON 1
Featuring All 24 Action-Packed Episodes and
Fan Favorite 5-Part Miniseries OPERATION DRAGONFIRE
in a Collectible 4-DVD Set
OWN IT ON DVD JANUARY 10, 2012
FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
October 31, 2011 – The incredible adventures of GENERAL HAWK, SGT. SLAUGHTER and their international team of heroes – known as G.I. JOE – continue! Together they defend the globe against COBRA, a ruthless organization led by COBRA COMMANDER, who is determined to conquer the world by any means necessary.
On January 10, 2012, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro, will unleash the G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero Series 2, Season 1 on DVD. This collectible 4-DVD set contains the entire 24 episodes from the complete first season, including the 5-part miniseries Operation Dragonfire. A must-have for heroes of all ages, G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero Series 2, Season 1 DVD set arrives in stores everywhere and is priced to own at $29.93 SRP.
In 1989, SGT. SLAUGHTER once again returned to battle against COBRA and DESTRO in the 5-part miniseries Operation Dragonfire; and the popular second series began airing thereafter. Loyal G.I. JOE fans and kids were also introduced to a group of new G.I. JOE heroes – CAPTAIN GRID-IRON, AMBUSH, PATHFINDER and villains – SERPENTOR, CESSPOOL, METAL-HEAD, GNAWGAHYDE, as well as new VIPER troops.
Now you can relive the adventures of second series of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero from the beginning, including the miniseries that started it all – Operation Dragonfire!
G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO SERIES 2, SEASON 1
Street Date: January 10, 2011
Suggested Retail Price: $29.93
Running Time: approx. +/- 9 hours
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Technical Info: English, Stereo.
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world-class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as THE TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro’s multiplatform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. 2010 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.Taken from: http://tvshowsondvd.com/n/16155#ixzz1cOBNH6p8