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!