Tuesday, July 14, 2009

HASBRO'S 12" COBRA COMMANDER REVIEWED & UNMASKED


Now, I've been totally behind on my coverage of G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra (some may say tis a good thing ;p) but lemme try to make it up with this video review by "Mister Clown" who unmasks Hasbro's 12 inch COBRA COMMANDER based on the movie character! Action Figure Insider first posted the video which is embedded above. *WARNING: CLICK-PLAY-FOR-SPOILER*

Somehow I can't help but feel the transparency element of the mask is japanese kaiju-vinyl influenced. Regardless, for US$15 it would make a pretty cool kitbash-fodder, yeh? IMHO, of coz :)

Friday, May 29, 2009

CRIMSON COBRA COMMANDER COMIC-CON EXCLUSIVE BY SIDESHOW TOY


Basic essential information for pre-ordering Sideshow Toys' Comic-Con-Exclusive Crimson Cobra Commander 12-inch Figure - limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide.

- Comic-Con ATTENDEE Priority Pre-Orders begins Thursday - May 28th 2009, from 10:00AM to 12:00PM (Pacific Time)
- Price for ATTENDEE Edition is US$99.99
- Comic-Con NON-ATTENDEE Priority Pre-Orders begins Friday - May 29th 2009, from 10:00AM to 12:00PM (Pacific Time)
- Price for NON-ATTENDEE Edition is US$109.99





Thursday, May 28, 2009

G.I.JOE INTERNATIONAL POSTER

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New International Poster via FirstShowing.net] showing both Cobra and Joe minions. By gawds is The Baroness hawt, IMHO.

"Evil Never Look So Good" (The Good Guys All Look The Same)
"When All Else Fails, They Don't" (Cobra will Never Succeed In This Lifetime Or The Next)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

1/6 CRIMSON COBRA COMMANDER COMIC-CON EXCLUSIVE BY SIDESHOW TOY

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As part of their slate of exclusives planned for 2009's San Diego Comic Con [WHAT] - Sideshow Toy will be soliciting pre-orders for a 1/6-scaled CRIMSON COBRA COMMANDER on both May 28th and 29th 2009 (from 10am Pacific Time - both days).

ATTENDEE Pre-orders happen May 28th with NON-ATTENDEE is on May 29th. "Attendees" are for folks who plan to physically collect the figure during the Comic-Con period, while "Non-Attendees" will have theirs shipped to their door. Generally prices for Attendee-versions are lesser. Will update prices when they are revealed. Meanwhile, check out a slideshow of screengrabs for the figure from the May 5th-episode of Sideshow TV :)


[16 x Images of Crimson Cobra Commander in slideshow of screengrabs]

Friday, May 1, 2009

G.I.JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA TRAILER 2


G.I.Joe: The Rise of Cobra trailer debuts on Allocine [via Slashfilm] complete with French subs.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

1/6 STORM SHADOW BY SIDESHOW TOY


Pre-orders for Sideshow Toys' STORM SHADOW 1/6 G.I.Joe action figure [first teased] begins February 27th @ 10AM (Pacific time) with a SRP of US$119. Do note that the Sideshow Exclusive edition of this figure is limited to only 1,000 pieces worldwide and will only be available direct from SideshowCollectibles.com - and features an extra accessory: Nunchucks! (above-right). The Regular edition (without the exclusive accessory) will be available for Pre-Order immediately after the Exclusive edition sells through.

Peep below images for a closer look at Cobra Commander's Ninja bodyguard-slash-assassin in white, including a facial sculpt of Tomisaburo "Thomas" Arashikage aka Storm Shadow of the Arashikage Clan!





[Preview Images via Sideshow Toys / First posted 26th February 2009]

STORM SHADOW 12 INCH G.I.JOE FIGURE BY SIDESHOW TOY

You have your Cobra Commander. You have your Cobra Troopers. But who better to take on G.I.Joe's Snake-Eyes than ... STORM SHADOW?
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Priority Pre-Order for Sideshow Toy's Storm Shadow 12 Inch Figure begins Friday 27th 2009 from 10am PT - in a limited edition of 1000 pcs with a MSRP of US$119.99. This is just a preview of the old-skool comicbook Ninja (good call, IMHO - versus the movie snow-white pimp-ninja version :p). Full reveal to come soon, we hope?

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Diggin' the ninja-pose-hands and hoping there's the a Arashikage Clan tattoo on lil'ninja Tommy Arashikage's arm somewhere underneath them white ninja-tunic, yeh? (to match Snake-Eye's, of coz) GO COBRRRAAAAAAAAAA!

[First posted 19-February 2008]

1/6 SNAKE-EYES PACKAGING BOX BY SIDESHOW TOY

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"The packaging for the G.I. Joe line emerged from a desire to show some respect to the 80’s Real American Hero packaging as well as giving it an injection of something new. Sideshow’s G.I. Joe line is a reflection of the classic RAH figures combined with current, authentic gear and weaponry. We wanted to attempt to represent the idea of these two worlds merging into the packaging. The packaging is the first thing the collector is going to see after cracking open that yellow shipping container, so we wanted the Joe-ness to start permeating at that point." - says Matt Bischof (one of the graphic artists behind Sideshow’s Joe’s 12-inch box art)


Sideshow Toys reveals the packaging box (complete with "permeating-Joeness") for their SNAKE EYES 12 inch figure [TAGGED] - as well as the concept behind it's design inception. Read & peep more via Sideshow's Production Blog :)

[First posted 4th January 2009]

Sunday, February 1, 2009

G.I.JOES HQ: THE PIT!

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Seen in the Teaser Trailer debut during Super Bowl (Jan 31st 2009)

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WHAT-IS: "The Pit is the fictional headquarters of the specialist G.I. Joe team from the 1980s Marvel comic book created by Larry Hama. It is a multi-level underground base complete with training facilities, living quarters, a briefing room, and heavy equipment storage." [wiki]

THE RISE OF COBRA SUPER BOWL TV SPOT

Comingsoon.net debuts the official teaser trailer for G.I.Joe: The Rise of Cobra online (Super Bowl Spot) featuring more big-bang-action from director Stephen Sommers ... hell, I'm pumped up for more! Screengrabs forthcoming - meanwhile, enjoy:



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THE RISE OF COBRA TEASER CLIP FROM ET (SUPER BOWL SPOT)

G.I. Joe Movie [tagged] from Entertainment Tonight (Super Bowl Spot Footage ) watchable on youtube HERE [via AICN] featuring action, body-armor and loadsa air-flips in slow-mo. I really wanna see more before commenting tho ... meanwhile before the "official" trailer hits this weekend U.S.-time - here be some screengrabs AND personal commentary (altho I still can't get the darned slideshow to present in order of my placement gggrrrr).

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Pretty-boy Duke gets a close-up.
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From being human-projectiles crashing trams to dodging projectiles
in the middle of a street ... busy, busy boys, aren't they? Who are they?
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Decent armor-detailing, IMHO... please don't let the toys suck, please don't let the toys suck! And I'm talking about the 12 inch figures. I don't really care much for the other scales (becoz I've no history with them myself *sobs*). And if anyone does expansion uniform sets? Sans bodies? ARMY-BUILDING-TIME! muahahahaha - finances be damned!

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The Baroness gets busy...
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Motorbike versus Cobra Underground Drill-thingamajig = Drill FTW!
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At first I thought it looked like a soundwave-energy-burst tho ... hhmmm
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Scarlett not at her gorgeous best, I must say...seems Breaker is getting tired of her B.S. too ... heh.
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Personally speaking (regardless of comicbook origins or logic) I would have hoped Snake-Eyes was more of a covert-operative, ya know? Not a bouncing-about on a public city-street making all those ninja-moves for all and sundry to peep at, in broad-blardy-daylight, innit? Fair enough I know not the circumstance surrounding this particular scene, but a full-faced-covered dude with samurai-swords down the back doesn't necessarily equate: "He's one of the Good Guys. Let's Trust Him With Our Meaningless Lives", innit? ... But hey, that's just me. heh.

GIJOE-24
Black-On-Black is the ONLY way to go, babee!
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