Select Page offers pre-orders and cover images for Renegades TPB's

With cross-marketing in mind, Hasbro and The Hub obviously plan a blitz of G.I. Joe: Renegades items once the show starts picking up steam, and apparently high on their list of items to produce are comic books.  Now, the IDW October Solicitations list mentioned a first issue of G.I. Joe: Renegades as part of their shipping schedule that month, but issues of Previews since then have curiously ommitted the title.
Evidently something is still planned, however, as has two pre-orders posted for the first two volumes of what appear to be G.I. Joe: Renegades Trade Paperback collections of those comics.  With posted release dates of February, 2011, you would think the comic should still be slated to hit shortly, but who knows for sure at this point?
Along with the pre-orders, Amazon has also posted a pair of cover images, one featuring the Snake Eyes art we’ve seen before, and a second featuring the familiar Arashikage Clan symbol, which will evidently play a major role in the cartoon series.  Check out the pre-orders and the mirrored images below:

Big thanks to GeneralsJoes reader Captain N.  for the information!

A must read article for action figure fans at

This isn’t a new article by any stretch…  written by noted Star Wars and G.I. Joe collector Shane Turgeon it’s an article that I just recently rediscovered a feel compelled to pass along to my readers, because it is chock full of awesome insight and information about toy design and production.
If anyone has ever wondered exactly what goes into producing even one action figure, Shane’s article over on is an absolutely fascinating read.  In fact, there’s a lot of info on JoeIntel that toy fans in general should be very interested in.
Check out the article right here.  I just want to say thanks to Shane for sharing this great information, and I really hope that folks reading this take some time to learn exactly what it took to make a toy back in the 80’s.  Processes are somewhat different know, mostly due to technology changes, but the core concepts are much the same.  It really is amazing at what steps are involved.

G.I. Joe vs. The Avengers!

Yeah, yeah, I’m still talking about Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.  DisneyXD has been posting new microsodes every day, and I’ve been pretty much in love with every single one of them.  With G.I. Joe: Renegades apparently not debuting October 11th, the 20th is now the date I’m most looking forward to next month.
That being said, I was giving my readers a bit of a break from it, because nothing puts a focus on a lack of Joe news like hitting my site and seeing back-to-back-to-back-to-back Avengers updates.  However…yesterday’s episode featuring The Hulk forced my hand, when I saw this:

Yes, that is a helicopter pilot for The Hulkbusters, and yes he speaks with a thick Southern drawl, and yes, he parachutes out of the helicopter just in the nick of time when the Hulk brings it down.  Freaking awesome.  As cool as this little cameo is, I really geeked out when I saw the following pictures:

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You see, while many folks will say Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, or Wolverine got them into comic books, for me it was Hawkeye.  Sure I was buying G.I. Joe comics back in the day, but I hadn’t broken into super heroes until I stumbled upon the Hawkeye limited series way back in the 80’s.  I had been fascinated with archery at the time, and a super hero who just used a bow and arrow was absolutely awesome to me.  I hadn’t yet been exposed to Green Arrow (and only would be about a year later when I got into the Super Powers toys) so Hawkeye was the man.  Sure, he was in that horrible 90’s Avengers cartoon, but here he seems to be done right.  I’m fired up.  Cannot wait to see this cartoon in full bloom.
Check out the Avengers Microsodes right here!

HubWorld offers plenty of coolness for old school fans, too

So most of the focus on has been G.I. Joe: Renegades and Transformers: Prime…  however what some folks don’t know is that HubWorld also ported over a lot of the videos from Hasbro’s MonkeyBarTV site, which means full online versions of many of the Sunbow cartoons as well as some of the CGI features from 2003 – 2005 (including the fun Valor Vs. Venom).  This is a very cool added feature and something that Joefans of all genres can appreciate.
Check out their video episodes section right here.

Catch Past Generation Toys at the Big Apple Comic Con!

Last second decision… we WILL be exhibiting at the Big Apple Comic Con this weekend (Oct 1, 2 and 3).  Stop by Booth 320 and say hello!
We are running a special throughout the weekend on the Transformers SDCC Exclusive Jetfire Bust.  You can have for your very own for $24.95 plus shipping!  Supplies Limited
For you Star Wars collectors we have listed the newest Wal-Mart Exclusives: Destroy Malevolence, Rising Malevolence, and Shadow of Malevolence.
If you missed the GI Joe Convention from earlier this year we still some of the exclusives left and just lowered the price on the Red Shadows Staff Car (which is repaint of the Indiana Jones troop car).
Have you seen the new Lego Mini Figures?  Series 1 is a very popular and Series 2 should be arriving late this week!
Fans of 80’s cartoons will want to check out the new Thundercats Cheetara Statue!  Its looks great and we only have a few left!
And as always, check out the Past Generation Toys Blog, PGT on Facebook, and PGT on Twitter for updates on our world of toys and collectibles!