Amazon.com's exclusive G.I. Joe: Retaliation sneak peek and G.I. Joe: Renegades figure four packs are now in stock and ready to ship. Each four pack is $39.99, includes two heroes and two villains with accessories. The Retaliation pack includes Roadblock, Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow and Cobra Commander, while the Renegades set comes with Snake Eyes, Duke, Storm Shadow and a Ninja-Viper and the listings show several user-submitted images of the sets.
The Techno-Viper was released in the winter of 2011 as part of the third wave of figures in the G.I. Joe 30th Anniversary line. The 30th Anniversary line celebrates 30 years since the release of the modern, 3-3/4-inch G.I. Joe action figure. As part of the celebration, Hasbro not only included figures of classic characters from the 1982 A Real American Hero comic and television series, but also those from the G.I. Joe: Renegades animated series.
If you venture into the toy isles of your local department store searching for a purple-colored anything, you'd be best served heading toward the girls' section. While purple isn't a common color in the color palette of action figures today, it fit right in to Hasbro's G.I. Joe 3-3/4-inch lineup 30 years ago, thanks in part to its uniquely diverse cast of characters. Each character had a persona, quirks and distinguishable features--such as a bright purple color scheme--that differentiated it from the others. While the purple on this modern homage to the Techno-Viper is more subdued than on its predecessor, it's still a fitting triubte. Besides, if you were hoping from something brighter, the twentieth anniversary of Battle Corps is right around the corner and fluorescent is making a comeback!
The invasion of Broca Beach begins as the Blue Ninja forces, dressed as Fred-series Crimson Guards, advance towards Cobra Commander's headquarters. While their elite Vipers race home to protect their families, Cobra receives help from two unlikely allies.
Storm Shadow was released in the winter of 2011 as part of the third wave of figures in the G.I. Joe 30th Anniversary line. The 30th Anniversary line celebrates 30 years since the release of the modern, 3-3/4-inch G.I. Joe action figure. As part of the celebration, Hasbro not only included figures of classic characters from the 1982 A Real American Hero comic and television series, but also those from the G.I. Joe: Renegades animated series.
It's said two heads are better than one and the 30th Anniversary Storm Shadow is no exception. With the swap of a head (and a belt/sash combination) Storm Shadow transforms from the kid-recognized G.I. Joe: Renegades animated style to a collector-friendly, ultimate version that captures the essence of the classic character. Packed with an arsenal of weapons that rival the number and quality of those included with Low-Light and Lifeline, even for Snake Eyes, it's a combination that's hard to beat.
G.I. Joe is getting the social gaming treatment. Hasbro, today, announced G.I. Joe: Special Ops, an arena-based action / strategy game playable on Facebook and the Syfy Games Web site. Players build battalions comprised of fan favorite Joes and Cobras such as Duke; Flint; Snake Eyes; Cobra Commander; Destro; and--for the ladies--the Baroness, then seek and destroy their enemy. G.I. Joe: Special Ops launches June 29, in conjunction with the theatrical debut of G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
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In this penultimate chapter of Cobra Command, Snake Eyes comes face-to-face with Storm Shadow and his Red Ninja. Meanwhile, the Joes call in some drastic measures to deal with four B.A.T.s left to occupy the post-nuked Nanzhao.
After a not subtle teaser, earlier this month, revealing the theme for this year's G.I. JoeCon box set, the G.I. Joe Collectors' Club has revealed photos of the first figure from the Oktober Guard set, Daina. Daina is based on the 25th Anniversary style, includes a sniper rifle, pistol and stand, and features a new headsculpt with removable pilots cowl. G.I. JoeCon runs June 8 - July 1 at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans.
The threat of the Blue Ninja revs up a couple notches as Cobra goes from offensive to defensive upon learning startling new intelligence. Meanwhile, Storm Shadow and Snakes Eyes run into trouble following their own leads, and get timely help from a much-anticipated ally.
Collectors are notorious for wanting what they can't have. Many of us are spoiled by growing up in the golden era of toys where seven-foot aircraft carriers, floating hovercrafts and mobile command centers--capable of storing a battalion of your finest troops--were the norm. While we get that occasional big-ticket item they're few and far between. Taking the highly sought after playset concept and adding a twist of Sideshow influence with his artistic genius, Carl BouMansour has created a collection of highly-detailed, environment-style display pieces that many of us dream of owning. Carl has found the perfect balance of realism and displayability in his work and his pieces compliment the advances in figure technology nicely. The U.K. native's works include Star Wars, Indiana Jones and of course, G.I. Joe (or in Carl's case, Action Force) and can be seen in detail on his Flickr photo gallery.
The Old Ones have taken over a Cobra base, leaving only Crystal Ball, Storm Shadow, and Interrogator left to defend against the hordes of demons. Meanwhile, the investigating Joes unwittingly release the Old Ones' infection to the outside world. Plotted by Mike Raicht and art by Valentine De Landro, G.I. Joe: Infestation 2 #2 brings both the Joes and Cobra face to face with an ancient evil on the threshold of consuming the world.
Roadblock receives special training from Snake Eyes and the Blind Master in preparation for their showdown with the Red Ninja. Through series of flashbacks, the relationship between Blind Master and Snake Eyes is explored. John Barber, Salvador Navarro, and Atilio Rojo bring us this third chapter to the G.I. Joe: Retaliation Movie Prequel.
When the G.I. Joe Collectors' Club hints that it's going to feel like Oktober during this June's G.I. JoeCon, it can only mean one thing; the theme for this years 3-3/4-inch convention exclusive box set is the Oktober Guard. If the pun doesn't convince you, the teaser illustration of comrade Daina all but confirms it. According to the club, this year's convention brochure, guest list and exclusives reveals are being finalized and should be announced over the next month. G.I. JoeCon runs June 8 - July 1 at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans.
Cobra achieves total victory in Nanzhao, despite the Joes best efforts to stop them. Chuck Dixon and Alex Cal bring us the next chapter in Cobra Command, and Cobra's ascension into a world power, in G.I. Joe #11.
Sideshow Collectibles recently released the twentieth sixth-scale figure in its G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero line, Rock 'N' Roll. Rock 'N' Roll was one of the original characters part of Hasbro's inaugural wave of 3-3/4-inch figures in 1982, which re-introduced G.I. Joe to a new generation of kids. Sideshow Collectibles has re-imagined that surf-loving, machine gunner with their own modern military twist, but does Sideshow's interpretation of Rock 'N' Roll have what it takes to hang ten?
If you're a Netflix subscriber, you know the start of the month can be a double-edged sword. On one hand you can log into your account and be presently surprised at the new titles added the the instant streaming service, and on the other hand a movie you had lined up to watch later in the week has expired, disappearing from your instant queue into the abyss. For G.I. Joe fans, this month should be a good one, as Netflix has added all 26 episodes of The Hub's first season of G.I. Joe: Renegades to the instant streaming lineup. In addition to Renegades, several of The Hub's other series are also available to watch instantly, so you can watch My Little Pony to your heart's content, as well.