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Terrific blog entry on IGN by Dax Berg, Lead Designer for G.I. Joe video game

It isn’t often that we take a little peek behind the curtain when it comes to Hasbro, Paramount, or any of the entities that weave this universe that we live in, however, Dax Berg, lead designer for Double Helix studios posts a nice little blog entry here, and gives us at least a bit of insight into his background and why this particular project (working on the G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA video game) brings him a certain type of joy.  During the course of his blog, he also lets a few nice little tidbits about the game slip.

  • Stalker is a focus of the game as a “field commander” and gets a lot of dialogue time, though he appears to be a non-playable character
  • The story background for the game actually takes a classic story and “retells it” in the new G.I. Joe universe.
  • There will be 75 hidden filecards throughout the game (which we knew) but apparently each card will feature some very nice  artwork and have been re-written by Dax and Paul Benjamin

Time will tell just how good the end product is, but if nothing else, it sounds like it’ll be a fun way to further explore the new Rise of COBRA universe…for those of us who care to, anyway.  😉  Again, check out the full article here.

G.I. Joe: Resolute montage video

So with the recent finishing of a hellish month of training and testing I had some spare time this past weekend, and did up a silly little music video for G.I. Joe: Resolute.  It’s nothing great, just a project that kept me entertained for a few hours.  😉

Check it out and let me know what you think.

ACToys comes through with more Defense of COBRA Island figure pictures

It’s becoming almost a daily occurrence, and comes through again.  This time around, we’ve got some very cool pictures of the upcoming Dr. Mindbender and Strato-Viper, errr…  “Air-Viper”, both from the Defense of COBRA Island 7-Pack.  The more pictures I see of these items, the more fired up I get…these are some damn cool looking figures.  Considering there is a lot of existing tooling being used, I can’t help but really smile at the mileage Hasbro’s getting out of it, and at the same time, be a bit melancholy that we’re not still going full steam ahead with non-movie product.

Don’t get me wrong, though, the movie stuff is looking pretty freaking sweet as well, but there’s something to be said for a bare-chested ex-dentist who now specializes in mind control.  And fans are bitching about the MOVIE’S wayout concepts?  Yeeeeeah….  anyway, images are mirrored below.

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Nice pictures of upcoming Rise of COBRA Night Raven from the Canadian Joe Con

Apparently Hasbro Canada brought some treasures with them when they visited the Canadian Joe Con this past weekend, one of which was a COBRA Night Raven from the upcoming G.I. Joe: Rise of COBRA toyline.  cmderinchief grabbed some great pics and posted them on the Coil Club.  They’re mirrored below as well.

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Upcoming images and info about Wave 3 Mighty Muggs

Rumors swirl about that the G.I. Joe Mighty Muggs (and Mighty Muggs in general) may be going the way of the Do Do, but denies those rumors, and in fact, has posted images of some potential upcoming G.I. Joe Mighty Muggs.  Among these items is Zartan, Shipwreck (w/ Polly), Serpentor and a COBRA Trooper.  Info can be seen at their forums here, and the images are mirrored below.

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Thanks to HissCommander from The Terror Drome for the info!