So I’ve already brought you the Ten Things I Didn’t Like about G.I. Joe: Resolute, so I figured I’d bring the other side of the story. Let’s face it, we all know Resolute wasn’t the perfect G.I. Joe Nirvana…it had some faults, but taken as a whole, it was still an hour of bad ass G.I. Joe action and the most “cutting edge” the Joe property has been in a long time. Well, I guess that’s arguable. Does gunfire and deaths translate to “cutting edge”? No, not really, but for the first time I sat down and watched a G.I. Joe animated feature without resolving the fact that it was made for kids in the back of my head at least three dozen times. Most importantly, it was entertaining. To date, I’ve watched this 60 minute feature twice all the way through, beginning to end, and of course, the third time broken up into chunks during the normal air date. As I’ve done all this, I’ve contemplated the top ten things I absolutely loved about G.I. Joe: Resolute. Without further adeu:
Sideshow Collectibles as posted their latest “Fantacular” and amongst the pages, they have a rundown of their SDCC Exclusives, including one for G.I. Joe. There isn’t much of a picture (just a headshot) but Sideshow has announced that the 2009 SDCC Exclusive 12″ G.I. Joe figure will be… a Crimson COBRA Commander.
Now, with it just being a headshot, it’s tough to tell exactly what they’re doing here…he’s got a red hood and silver COBRA logo on it. Beyond that, it’s anyone’s guess. Personally, I’m happy. Less cash I have to find a way to earn between now and July. 😉
Anyway, click here to check it out!
The now-immortal Dave Johnson (in G.I. Joe land, anyway, for whatever that’s worth) has posted some updates to his already awesome DeviantArt page with a bunch of new Resolute stuff. Still no character details (dammit!) but plenty of other coolness like backgrounds, weapon turnarounds, etc…
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Coming from what is likely a French source (hence the subtitles), the new G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA trailer has landed at TrailerAddict.com! Check out the embedded goodness below. WOW!
Is it my G.I. Joe? Nope. But it looks like a pretty damn fun summer action flick. Bring it on.
Reuters is reporting that the Discovery Channel and Hasbro have formed a joint venture to create a new Children’s TV Network and website that will specialize in children’s programming showcasing many of Hasbro’s brands including G.I. Joe. This specific quote gives a good outline of what to expect:
“Hasbro Inc (HAS.N) and Discovery Communications (DISCA.O) announced a joint venture that includes a television network and website that will carry children’s and family entertainment featuring Hasbro brands like G.I. Joe, My Little Pony and Trivial Pursuit.”
You can also see the full press release here. A very interesting quote contained within this press release is as follows:
“Both the network and the venture’s online component will feature content from Hasbro’s rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built over the past 90 years, including original programming for animation, game shows, and live-action series and specials. New programming will be based on brands such as ROMPER ROOM, TRIVIAL PURSUIT, SCRABBLE, CRANIUM, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, GAME OF LIFE, TONKA and TRANSFORMERS, among many others. The TV network and online presence also will include content from Discovery’s extensive library of award-winning children’s educational programming, such as BINDI THE JUNGLE GIRL, ENDURANCE, TUTENSTEIN, HI-5, FLIGHT 29 DOWN and PEEP AND THE BIG WIDE WORLD, as well as programming from third-party producers.”
Hmmm… “New programming”? Sounds like a new G.I. Joe animated series may be on the horizon. I wouldn’t necessarily expect Resolute (especially on a kid’s channel) but it’ll be very cool to see what transpires.