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You could produce the trailer for G.I. Joe: The Movie on Blu-Ray!

I’ve been promoting the Blu-Ray release of G.I. Joe: The Movie pretty heavily, just because I think it’ll be awesome to see some Sunbow action in high def.  But now Shout! Factory has given another reason to get excited about it.  They’re launching a fantastic contest where some enterprising Joe fan will get the chance to design and produce the trailer for the upcoming Blu-Ray release of G.I. Joe: The Movie!
Announced on, the idea is that fans (or anyone, really) can submit their own trailer for G.I. Joe: The Movie, and the winning entry will be the actual, official trailer for the film.  Very cool contest.  I’ve messed around with trailer making before, but I’m not sure I’ll have time to do something like this.  Who knows, though.
You can click the previous link for a rundown of all the rules, or simply click the “Read the rest of this entry” link, and I’ll mirror the rules right there.

New Peorders and a Moving Sale from Past Generation Toys!

Be sure to stop by the International G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention this weekend to say hello and browse our selection of toys.
We’re still running our huge sale on hundreds of items from lots of lines like G.I. Joe, DC Universe Classics, and Transformers. You can find figures for as low as $2 and up to 90% off! Check it out in the Past Generation Toys Moving Sale!
We’ve also got tons of new peorders, so take a look and order now, and you won’t have to hunt them down in stores. Included are the GI Joe Resolute Cobra 7-pack and Joe 7-pack, the Force Unleashed Vader Mini-Bust, Star Wars Jabba’s Palace Bookends, and the Star Wars Trash Compactor Bookends.
And as always, check out the Past Generation Toys Blog, PGT on Facebook, and PGT on Twitter!

BBTS News: GI Joe Resolute, Star Wars, Hot Toys, TF, Minimates & More!

Hi – Here is a quick update from about a
variety of new arrivals as well as some great new preorder items!
Celebrate the awesome Resolute mini-series cartoon with this great new
shared exclusive set of 14 figures – each totally new and nicely designed.
Joe Set Includes: (Arctic) Duke, Scarlett, Roadblock, Snake Eyes, Stalker,
Beachhead and Flint. The Cobra set includes one each of Cobra Commander,
the Baroness, Destro, Firefly, Zartan, Storm Shadow and an Alley Viper.
You can pick up either pack of 7 for $44.99, or a set of 1 of each for
$79.99, or even a case of 3 of each pack for $219.99.

Red Shadows Command Center downloadable template

I showed you folks the excellent MSGiJoe Collectors’ Club Adventure Team HQ and the Terror Drome downloadable dio playsets a few weeks ago…and now they’ve updated again!
This time around they’ve got a fantastic Red Shadows Command Center, available in high resolution at their forums right here.  Check out a very small sampling of the images below.  I love this sort of stuff, kudos to the MS GIJoe Collectors’ Club for making this available!

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Molten Monkey International Debuting New Original Toy License at Joe Con 2010

Molten Monkey International LLC is proud to announce a line of action figures, vehicles, and playsets based on characters from an all-new original story. MMI has been working with distinguished toy designers Ron Rudat and Guy Cassaday to bring action figures back to their roots. Some of their amazing designs will be on display at the Molten Monkey booth. Guy Cassaday will be in attendance at the MMI booth to sign autographs and discuss anything related to the new toy line, his history with GI Joe, and his work with Tonka. Ron Rudat will also be present at the show as a special guest of Master Collector and Joe Con 2010.
Guy Cassaday
Guy Cassaday’s extensive and diverse career in product design and illustration has contributed to some of the most significant American toy concepts in the last three decades including the redesign of the iconic Tonka Mighty Dump Truck. His career at Tonka led to the design of other construction vehicles, bringing to life his love of vehicle design. A brief stint at Playskool in Chicago led Guy to Hasbro, Inc. where he excelled as the premier GI Joe vehicle designer known for large vehicles such as the Mobile Command Center, Persuader, Sky Storm, Conquest and Rolling Thunder. In 1997, Guy launched Cassaday Design, Inc. and branched off into general consumer product design while keeping his hand in the toy industry.
Ron Rudat
Ron Rudat started working for Hasbro Toy Company in 1971 as an illustrator, eventually working his way up to Senior Designer in his 28 year tenure. Starting in 1980, Ron was responsible for figure designs of the Real American Hero toy line continuing through the 1987 assortment. In addition, he designed accessories, vehicles, weapons, and many of the logos including the infamous Cobra logo. He now runs and owns Bright Ideas! Design, Inc. doing freelance for such companies as Hasbro, Mattel, Toybiz, among others. He and his son, Tristan Rudat, have also been working on a documentary telling the story of the artists and designers responsible for bringing GIJOE to life.
Don’t forget to stop by the Molten Monkey International booth at Joe Con 2010 in April, in Providence, Rhode Island. Hope to see you all there!