The Street Fighter series’ unique cast of world warriors have made for some amazing action figures over the years, once Hasbro got done screwing things up. Celebrating the series’ 30th anniversary, here’s a look at the history of North American Street Fighter toys with 10 pages from the upcoming Undisputed Street…
Next week Volition launches Saints Row spin-off Agents of Mayhem, an open-world action adventure featuring a group of super-powered operatives battling an evil organization bent on world domination. I’ve played five hours of the game, and already there’s a lot to like.
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.
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.