RoC Roll-back at Walmart!

If the stores in your area are anything like those here in central Illinois, they’re sitting on a GLUT of “Rise of Cobra” figures and vehicles.  After stocking the line late and seemingly over-ordering the first few waves, the nation’s largest retailer finally seems to have taken a more proactive strategy.  As of this morning, “Rise of Cobra” figures are on “Roll-back” from $7.88 to $5.00!

Hopefully this puts a dent in the growing piles of Desert Attack Dukes, Accelerator Suit Ripcords, Neo-Vipers, Destro’s, and Baroness figures that are clogging the pegs locally.

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Upcoming Dates To Remember!

Just a head’s up for everyone because there are a lot of things coming up in the next few days:

  • Sunday November 1st: Daylight Savings Time ends, so remember to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night.  It’s also a good time to change out the batteries in your smoke alarms.
  • Sunday is the deadline to have your questions submitted for the next round of “Ask Hasbro”.
  • Sunday is also the day the TRU Toy Book comes out with some Joe goodness on sale.
  • Monday will be the submission day for the above mentioned questions.
  • Tueday—now what is it that is supposed to happen on Tuesday……………?  Oh wait isn’t there supposed to be some new DVDs coming out that day like maybe Resolute and Rise of Cobra?

JBL Fan Content Update 9/22/09


Here’s some of the super groovy work being put out by the joe-fans at JBL.


Multiple Updates by pbarny
Dio Stand Thingy by MacGyver
Custom Dragonhawk by Lt. Storm
Outback, Salvo, Recondo, Beach-Head by madmac41
Monkeywrench, Hotwire by Underbrush
October Guard by Alpine
Fixed Commando Viper by SNAKE_EYES1975
Reactive Armor Stalker by Alexx
ROC Viper by Digitalself


ROC Mini-Dio by General Hawk
Bending Minds by MightyMegs
1/18th Scale Fun by Underbrush

G.I. Joe Movie Sequel News – and a “Accelerator Suited” Horse . . ? reports on a couple interesting little tidbits for the coming Joe sequel.

First, a Korean site quotes Lee Byeong-Heon as saying he begins filming before the end of the year.

Second, Sci-Fi Wire has a great quote from Mr. Quaid: “I want to get out of the Pit … I want to ride a horse and shoot a gun. I want a horse with an accelerator suit,” jokes the actor. You can check out the whole interview here

“Rise of Cobra” at $133.8M going into the weekend.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

The summer movie season is over and the box office has definitely cooled down.

As of Thursday, September 4, 2009, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra has earned $133,821,730 domestically and $131,726,913 internationally.  This means that the first-ever live-action venture for the G.I. Joe team has pulled in $265,548,643 as of yesterday in total.  (Source:

How does this put the film in the standings for 2009?

Both in the US and international market the film ranks 14th in overall gross for the year, putting it ahead of Terminator Salvation, Watchmen, and the much-hyped Angels & Demons.  It also means that the film is behind such box office hits as Transformers 2, The Hangover (surprise hit of the year), Star Trek, and even Wolverine: Origins.

The film has made money, that’s for certain.  With a hefty production budget of $175M it hasn’t made the same cash that Transformers 2 did– as RoC had half the opening weekend Michael Bay’s overly-loud sequel did.  However, word of mouth for the film has been good – despite the trouncing that it took from film critics who were denied an early preview.

Will we have an officially green-lit and announced sequel by the end of the year?  Time will tell but with the film apparently hitting on DVD December 7, 2009 just in time for the Christmas season it only seems likely that RoC will continue to earn revenue for both Paramount and Hasbro.  (Note: this DVD release date has not yet been officially announced by Paramount for the US market.)

Either way, the film wasn’t the bomb it was predicted to be and has ushered in a whole new era for the G.I. Joe franchise – pulling in new and old fans alike.

And now you know…