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GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: Infestation #1

Okay, time for me to be honest.  I really don’t give a crap about zombie stories.  Interestingly, I did find myself captivated by The Walking Dead, but I think that was more character and story driven rather than specifically zombie driven.
When IDW announced they were doing a mega cross-over event featuring zombies, I really wasn’t all that enthralled.  When they claimed it would all happen in continuity and somehow make sense…well, that got me at least a little bit interested.
So now we’ve gotten Infestation #1, and now G.I. Joe: Infestation #1.  How are the end results?
Click the “Read the Rest of this Entry” link below for the full review.

Sideshow Collectibles reveals Premium Format Cobra Commander

Wow, this is one beautiful looking Cobra Commander, at least what can be seen.
However, I’ll never own it.  While the Premium Format Figures look absolutely fantastic, to the best of my knowledge, they are essentially statically posed statues in hand-crafted clothing.  An awesome display piece, to be sure, but I prefer to have my toys move.
If you’re into that sort of thing, though, this looks like one hell of a first entry into the format for Sideshow.  Check it out right here, or click on the image below.  If other premium format figures are a measurement, expect to drop close to 300 bones on this guy.

Presidents Day marathon offers crucial ratings bump for Hub programming

As we stand on the eve of The Hub announcing Season 2 renewals, a critical Presidents Day marathon appears to have given G.I. Joe: Renegades a nice bump in the ratings, which will hopefully push it closer to renewal.
The Hub announced today double digit increases in ratings for their G.I. Joe: Renegades “Don’t Fade” marathon, which aired for 3 hours on Presidents’ Day.  This is a good sign for the program, and hopefully will provide the additional incentive to get it renewed for a second season.
Click the “Read the Rest of this Entry” link below for the full press release, and thanks to The Terror Drome for the heads up.

BBTS News: Thor, TF, Revoltech, Star Wars, 1/6, Imports, Sideshow & More

Hi – Here is a quick update from about
another batch of new arrivals and many more cool new preorders!
An exclusive Iron Man Mark IV Sci-Fi Revoltech figure is being released
through Figure King in Japan, and we are proud to have it up for
pre-order.  It has recolored arms and legs along with a new chest piece,
and we have this one-time release figure listed at $62.99.

Scratch Sienna Miller off the Rise of Cobra Sequel cast list

I think many of us suspected that Sienna Miller might not return in the sequel to G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, but even if we weren’t certain about that, an interview with Britain’s “Time Out” magazine pretty much confirms it outright.  As reported by IMDB, Miller feels as if she “compromised values” in her role as The Baroness in the G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra film.
The actress says “I’m not very good at fighting. And I’m not very good at guns. And I’m not particularly aggressive. I had to wear sunglasses because every time I shot my gun I would blink. I was completely out of place, like this little midget running round in black leather winning fights, which was just absurd. They did a wondrous job with my wardrobe to make me look threatening…”
From the sounds of it, she wasn’t really invested in the initial film, and certainly doesn’t seem to be interested in returning to the Hollywood Blockbuster realm.  She continues on with “…G.I. Joe (was) a great pay cheque. If, financially, I’m okay – which luckily I am – there’s no point in doing stuff that’s not right for me. It’s too much time away from home.”
So yeah.  I’d say her days in black leather are done.  Well, at least in the G.I. Joe franchise. :shifty:
I have no problem with this.  Granted, I think she was actually very good in her role and I was pleasantly surprised, however I hated the way The Baroness was written into the first film as Duke’s fiancee and Cobra Commander’s sister, so I think if they are going to separate from Sienna Miller, chances are all the better that we might get a more “proper” Baroness this time around, if she appears at all.
Big thanks to GeneralsJoes reader m6d for the intel.  Once again, check out the entire article on IMDB right here.