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.
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 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:
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.
Three screens from the upcoming G.I. Joe-themed episode of Community:
The grand rollout of the coming year's wares—Toy Fair 2014—happened in New York this weekend, already kicking out news of the next Transformers game earlier today. It's also a showcase for the new collection of figures, both fully posable and less so. Take a peek inside.
Cobra Commander was an incompetent buffoon; Destro a vainglorious bastard. The real power behind the Cobra organization stands before you now in majestic 1/6 scale. All hail the Baroness.
Bludgeon as a Cobra agent, riding with Ravage in a Vamp decorated as the Autobot Jeep Hound. Does it get any better than that? Yes, yes it does.
When the folks at DeNA asked me if I wanted to talk to the producer of a new G.I. Joe game coming to IOS and Android, I had one question: "Real American Hero G.I. Joe, or movie Joe?" Obviously they answered correctly. Extending the partnership with Hasbro that brought us Transformers Legends, DeNA's G.I. Joe…