Hasbro is starting its own fan convention next year. The toy and game company behind everything from Dungeons & Dragons to My Little Pony will hold the first Hascon in Providence, Rhode Island September 8-10. It sounds like heaven. Find out more here.
They fought for freedom wherever there was trouble—and by god, there were a lot of them. Over 150 soldiers, from common infantry to terrifying cyborgs, made up the GI Joe: A Real American Hero team in the ‘80s (and early ‘90s), and we’ve ranked every. Single. One.
Comics are a visual medium—but most comics still rely heavily on narration and dialogue. Once in a while, though, a series, a single issue, or even one great scene in a comic will forgo text, or keep it at a minimum, to tell a gorgeous story with just images. Here are 10 pieces of comic art that don’t need words to…
Today Ubisoft revealed that its upcoming toy battler Toy Soldiers: War Chest includes includes the armies of He-Man, G.I. Joe and two other unannounced licensed properties. Their marketing team’s job is done.
We constantly get our hopes up for upcoming movies... and then they let us down. It's easy to get sucked into the hype cycle, as people talk up their projects — but sometimes, you can tell just from the way people talk about a film that it's probably not going to work. Here are eight key phrases that usually indicate…
As the title song always said, G.I. Joe 's purpose is to defend the world against Cobra, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world. They may have been ruthless and determined, but they sure as hell weren't smart. See these actual 14 ludicrously moronic plots for the G.I. Joe cartoon for proof.
That's the thing about Deadpool: he warps the reality of every medium he's translated to. And, in this print from Marco D'Alfonso, neither the Joes nor Deadpool has quite figured out how this crossover makes sense.
Custom samurai stormtrooper figure made by Justin Alan Volpe as a commission:
Two women were arrested this week in South Korea over an alleged attempt to extort five million dollars from G.I. Joe actor Lee Byung-hun. One of the women, it seems, is a K-pop singer.
Toy Story of Terror, the special that aired last Halloween, will be released on disc August 19, and will include a G.I. Joe-style PSA featuring Combat Carl. Watch it below:
Available soon to members of the Transformers Collectors Club is this new set featuring crossover G.I. Joe and Transformers characters Marissa Faireborn and Afterburner. Marissa is a member of the Earth Defense Command in the Transformers universe, but she's also intended to be the daughter of a major G.I. Joe hero:
The X-Acto School Pro Heavy-Duty Electric Sharpener is half off at Amazon.
The best recurring delight in my RSS reader over the last month has been Angus MacLane's ongoing Lego couch series. So far, it includes offbeat tributes to Alien, Transformers, Robocop, and more:
Donald Levine, a Hasbro executive credited as the "father" of the immensely popular GI Joe toyline, passed away this past Thursday after succumbing to cancer at the age of 86. Since GI Joe spawned the idea of and the term "action figure," Levine was actually a father to an entire industry.
The Shredder and his army lead off this selection of the best-looking IDW comics you can buy in August 2014:
Marauder, who for years have been making custom weapons and accessories (sandbags, etc) for "adult collectors" of GI Joe-scale figures, have decided to step up and start making figures of their own. If GI Joes are for kids, then these things are for the grown-ups of the Call of Duty generation.
This week's episode of Community featured a the cast as G.I. Joe characters, including a faux commercial for their action figures. Castle Geek-Skull created authentic looking packaging for the figures:
Here's last night's G.I. Jeff episode of Community, including convincing toy commercials.