The SDCC 2015 Desert Duel exclusive set review has been posted!
This year was a pretty good year for SDCC exclusives. The Crimson Strike set featured two new vehicle deco’s and four exclusive figures. Yet, it only told half the story– which was completed in the Toys R Us exclusive SDCC 2015 Desert Duel set. This set featured only two exclusive characters over the standard retail version that’s starting to hit stores now but it also introduced the Joe fandom to the upgraded FOE Striker and Cobra Basilisk!
Want to know what two long-time Joe fans thought of the SDCC 2015 Desert Duel set? Did the FOE Striker live up to the hype? Is the Cobra Basilisk going to replace the familiar HISS Tank any time soon? Can Fred and Chris agree on anything this time around?
Looking for the SDCC Desert Duel set that is an exclusive to EntertainmentEarth.com? Well, check out Toys R Us’ SDCC exclusives page. It’s up for order RIGHT NOW!
To recap why this set is so unique, it not only includes all of the standard pieces but it has the exclusive Night Fox and Cobra Air Trooper figures! That’s right– two extras figures are included that won’t be found in the standard version. The entire set includes:
We have new product images from Hasbro fresh from Joe Con 2015!
First off, I’d like to apologize for the tardiness of this posting. I’ve been commuting back and forth to Joe Con each day which means my internet access has been restricted to the times that I’m actually back at JBL HQ. However, let’s get on to the good stuff.
The Hasbro panel was today and Derryl DePriest and Mark Weber revealed a whole new slate of products that will be exclusive to both Toys R Us and BigBadToyStore.com. The line is essentially a continuation of the 50th anniversary series and will be available on August 1, 2015. Here are the vehicle set breakdowns and the images, both official and in case shots, for the vehicle packs:
There’s been a lot of buzz about G.I. Joe: Initiate these past few months. Created by Joe fan and film veteran actor Frederic Doss, the film is a labor of love showcasing a more gritty and realistic take on our favorite Real American Heroes. This weekend at Coil Con III, episode one made it’s “live debut”. Thanks to the power of the internet, it’s also available on YouTube!
So far it’s a pretty dark story. Fans will thrill to see what appears to be a very IDW-inspired Major Bludd and what appears to be Chuckles interrogating Beach Head! (Our favorite deodorant-adverse ranger is played by the film’s co-writer and director!) Other Joes making an appearance included Low Light, Recondo, Stalker, and Mercer. Cobra is equally represented with cameos by Firefly and the Crimson Twins: Tomax and Xamot! The whole adventure really hits me with the type of vibe that G.I. Joe: Reloaded was going for a number of years ago– a more “real world” darker take on the Joes. With just under 7 minutes available so far it’s hard to tell to infer too much of the story but so far I’m intrigued. As of now, I’m giving it a full-on “Yo JOE!”