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Photo Galleries for Pursuit of Cobra Ice Cutter and AWE Striker

While I’m working on my own reviews for the recently released Pursuit of Cobra Ice Cutter and AWE Striker, here are a couple of galleries from The Terror Drome featuring some fantastic images of these upcoming vehicles.
Something of note to check out is also the YouTube video of the Ice Cutter’s treads.  The reason I point this out is because I was not aware of the way these treads worked before I got my hands on the Ice Cutter, and it actually disappointed me somewhat.  I was really hoping maybe the treads would either be static or able to rotate, but instead, they just spin freely and rotate as the vehicle moves, which is kind of a bummer.  Beyond that, the vehicle looks very, very cool.
Check out the images below, with links to the original galleries at The Terror Drome as well.
Cobra Ice Cutter w/ Snow Serpent Officer

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G.I. Joe AWE Striker w/ Night  Fox

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Wow.  That AWE Striker sucks, but Night Fox is freaking awesome.  I’ll give more of my opinions during the review…

Review onslaught begins… Pursuit of Cobra Wave 2

I know I posted the Dusty review already, but now as the rest of Pursuit of Cobra Wave 2 has arrived at my doorstep, I’ll start pumping out those reviews starting with the Arctic Threat Destro!
Wave 2 really continues on the great trend started with Wave 1, and it certainly doesn’t look to be stopping.  Check out the Pursuit of Cobra Review Page as I continue to post figure reviews through the week, and get those latest two Alpha Vehicles posted as well.

G.I. Joe: Operation HISS Webisode 8 Online Now

Along with the aforementioned Baroness focused episode, Hasbro has also posted the 8th installment of G.I. Joe: Operation: HISS, this time featuring a showdown of Storm Shadow vs….  Kamakura?!  Sweet.  Love seeing those somewhat obscure Joes getting their due.
And yeah, as much as the G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra video game didn’t inspire much love among the fandom, I did enjoy the costumes they used (a neat mixture of the movie themed Reactive Armor, and some more toy-centric colors).  Since these are obviously the same models they used for the video game, it’s neat to see Kamakura sporting those togs here, too.
Check out the episode right here, and I’ve mirrored some images below.

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And yes, if I go through the trouble of screen-capping even these cheesy mini-webisodes, can you just imagine the kind of treatment Renegades will get once it hits?  It’ll be epic, I promise you.

Operation: HISS Update – The Baroness

Thanks to tkprime of the MS GI Joe Collectors’ Club for pointing out that has updated with a new installment of Operation: HISS, so to speak.  It’s a short 60 second episode that shows The Baroness infiltrating a G.I. Joe base.  Nothing exciting, but hey, it’s new content.
Another interesting thing I noticed while checking this out, was that Hasbro’s online video site, MonkeybarTV has a banner on top proclaiming that the content is all moving to!  So apparently the Hub’s website will also be a repository for Hasbro’s other video content.  Interesting news.
Check out some mirrored images below from the webisode.

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GIJoeClub Exclusive Big Lob Sells out!

For the first time that I can remember, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club exclusive incentive figure for 2010 has SOLD OUT.  According to this post on the GIJoeClub forums, the figure has sold through and is now out of stock.
This is a first for the Club exclusives…and if nothing else, I think it proves as a bit of a warning into potential things to come.  I was extremely fired up about getting an o-ring version of Big Lob, but most of the love these days focuses around the 25th Anniversary style and the characters…so when Dial Tone makes his debut next year, I think folks are going to want to sign up early.
While this might prove frustrating for some fans who might not have gotten their hands on the figure yet, I think it’s cool news for the Club, and hopefully they can find the right balance going forward between production and demand.