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PoC HISS Tank color change coming down the pipe?

So as I filter through the pictures coming out of SDCC from Toy News International, something strikes me.
The Pursuit of Cobra HISS seen here.
That thing is black.  Like totally black.  Like just how the fan’s wanted to see it totally black.  Very interesting.  Running change?  Another release?  Trick of the light?  Hopefully folks attending SDCC can get us some answers.

Dr. Venom's head revealed! Well, to me, anyway…

Okay, maybe I’m the only one who didn’t know this…    I haven’t seen much speculation online as to where Dr. Venom’s head came from, though Lanny Latham from the Collectors’ Club did confirm that it was retooled from the vintage line.  I’d combed through the archives and couldn’t quite figure it out.  But thanks to some dilligent GeneralsJoes commentors, who set me straight in my review post, I know now that Venom’s head was retooled from the Mortal Kombat Liu Kang!
Great detective work.  I love digging this stuff up, and I’m consistently surprised at how much mileage the Club can get out of those older tools (the ones still left in existence, anyway).  Check out the comparison image below.  Many features look similar…the hair, the nose.  But obviously the neck ball was removed, and the hair must have been trimmed up a bit as well.  Any thoughts from anyone else?

Star Wars, Masters of the Universe, JLU, & Funko Plushies -> New at Past Generation Toys

Star Wars fans have a lot to celebrate, with loads of new toys on the way and the upcoming Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando Florida. If you’re visiting the convention, stop by and visit us at booth 333! In the meantime, check out the great new in stock Star Wars figures we have available including the newest 2010 Star Wars Saga Legends and Clone Wars waves. There’s nothing like new cardbacks and new figures to renew your interest in a line, so don’t hesitate to check these out!
The Star Wars love at PGT doesn’t even end there this week, as we now carry 12 Inch figures, including preorders for Medicom’s two newest announcements, Boba Fett and Jango Fett. These two make for a beautiful pair of high-end collectibles that will make any Star Wars fan jealous.
For everyone else out there, check out our newest Masters of the Universe Classics acquisition, Count Marzo, one of the most dynamic figures in the line yet.
We’ve also got a ton of hard-to-find Justice League Unlimited preorders up for your perusal, including favorites like Mr. Terrific, Batman Beyond, and the Starro Spore Superman.
Finally, if you just aren’t in the mood for plastic, check out these super cool new Funko plushies of Superman and Batman!
And as always, check out the Past Generation Toys Blog, PGT on Facebook, and PGT on Twitter for updates on the world of toys and collectibles!

SDCC Preview Night G.I. Joe Images reveal nothing new… yet.

So good friend of GeneralsJoes, Toy News International landed in San Diego earlier today, and has uploaded images from the SDCC Preview Night of the G.I. Joe display.  And as expected, so far there isn’t a whole lot of new stuff to talk about.
From all appearances, the display looks remarkably the same as the one we all saw at JoeCon a month or two ago (which shouldn’t really be a surprise).
I do believe we will hear a LOT of new information tomorrow during the Renegades panel, but for preview night, so far not a whole lot to get excited about.  Hopefully as the weekend goes on, Hasbro will reveal some more toys or toy designs, and maybe even a Renegades figure or two.
Check out the gallery at TNI right here.

GeneralsJoes reviews GI Joe Collectors' Club Dr. Venom!

Yesterday I covered the GIJCC Adventure Team Commander.  Today, we’re focusing our attention on the other half of that two-pack, the GIJCC Exclusive Dr. Venom!  It took over two decades, but finally Cobra’s first mad scientist appears in plastic form.  You can check out the review in the GIJCC Reviews section or this link.
As always, too, if you like what you see, pick up the 2 pack at the GIJCC Shop.