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G.I. Joe: Rise of COBRA auctions flood eBay

The floodgates are apparently starting to crack open as many more Rise of COBRA action figure auctions have started hitting eBay.  abee8088 and gotSWtoys are both loaded up with various carded and loose figures from the upcoming Rise of COBRA figure line, including Desert Convoy Duke, Trenchcoat Snake Eyes, TRU exclusive Firefly and Barbecue, Ice-Viper, Deep Six, and many others that we’ve already seen.

Check out both of those links above to see what these guys have for sale, and to see some more pics of these upcoming items!

New Amazon listings for IDW Comic releases

Amazon has posted new listings for a couple of upcoming IDW products, including Marvel reprints Volume 6 and the COBRA Trade Paperback.  There are no covers posted yet, but it’s very interesting to note that  Volume 6 of the Marvel reprints will likely start reprinting comics that have not been collected as of yet into previous Trade Paperbacks, so it’s a great chance to pick up where you left off on the Marvel series.

Big thanks to Jeff Bohn for the info!

Sideshow Collectibles 12″ Snake Eyes Review Posted

Currently in stock at Brians Toys!


I’ll admit it right up front. I’m not a 12″ afficianado, not by a long shot. I’m a child of the 80’s and my first real introduction to the 12″ scale was with the Hall of Fame figures, which, admittedly is a pretty narrow sampling to pull from. Granted, as Hasbro returned to the 12″ scale with the Real American Hero characters, I double dipped in both scales sporadically, but I’ve still never really explored just what companies do with the 1:6 scale these days. I’ve heard of Dragon, BBI, Hot Toys, and yes, Sideshow, but I’ve never really had a reason to fully explore those options.

Well, now I do. And as an introduction to the 12″ scale, I bit the bullet on the Sideshow Collectibles’ Snake Eyes…and if this is what it’s like in the 12″ world, then man, I’ve been missing a lot. Of course, when my main experience with the 12″ scale involves barely poseable Hall of Fame figures and the questionable Hasbro offerings of the past 6 or 7 years, I guess it’s easy to be impressed.


5-Minute “sizzle” replayed at ShoWest, with various reactions posted online

This past weekend and throughout this week, famous Hollywood event ShoWest features all of the hot and heavy Hollywood news coming up through 2009.  Apparently, Paramount replayed the five-minute Rise of COBRA “sizzle” that first aired a month or so ago.  There are various reactions around the web, ranging from “impressive” to “cheesy” and everything in between.  Check the following links for just a couple of reactions from this five minute screening:

Keep posted, as I’m sure more reactions will be posted throughout the week.