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.
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.
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.
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…
Yeah, it's based on the upcoming movie sequel, but the design is close enough to the original that I'm going to view this as an all-purpose figure. And what a figure it is.
Like most children of the 1980s, I grew up with G.I. Joe. And while I thought the Real American Hero troops were cool and all, Cobra was so much cooler.
They are an elite fighting force led by a pair of twins that feel each other's pain. They are the Imperial Guards of Cobra. They wear red leather, not caring that the 80's were three decades ago. They are the Crimson Guard, the latest in the sixth scale line of G.I. Joe figures, and they are incredibly fine.
This was completed sometime back in early spring, but only yesterday became known to the public at large: It's Attack on Cobra Island a fan-made G.I. Joe video game that shows a lot more effort and love than previous check-cashing G.I. Joe adaptations.
On the second day of Comic-Con my true love let me buy... a ton of relatively useless but shiny and pretty things. You may have survived day one but nothing can prepare you for Comic-Con Swag Day Two: The Swaggening.
Custom toy builder GDX is to thank for this masterpiece: what was formerly a GI Joe has now been reimagined as Magic Mike, star of the current film about male strippers.
Look, I'm not saying it's possible. Even in cartoon land, there are certain laws of nature that have to be abided. But if we suspended those, just for a moment, and pretended there could be an unholy union between a giant talking tapedeck and a terrorist leader, here's your end result.
Meet Darklon, one of Destro's Iron Grenadiers. He lives in a cast-iron castle in the Alps, where he dispatches his powerful mercenary army via a crack squad of telephone solicitors. That's right, he's Cobra's chief telemarketer.
Anastasia Cisarovna. The Baroness. She's just one of the many memorable villains that make up the GI Joe universe, but for many young men, she's the most memorable. The suit and glasses, you know.