A short while ago, myself and my compatriots with the What’s on Joe Mind podcast had the unquestionable pleasure to sit down and interview Kevin Michael Richardson. Fans of animation know this fellow’s work very well. His recent role as Roadblock in G.I. Joe: Renegades is of course what brought him to our podcast, but he currently provides voices for Panthro in Thundercats, Bulkhead in Transformers: Prime, Kilowog in Green Lantern, as well as Cleveland Jr. on the Cleveland Show. This guy is literally in everything.
As usual when we talk to folks in the industry, we don’t always know what to expect… but I can say without hesitation that Mr. Richardson was one of the funniest and nicest guys we’ve ever had a chance to speak with, and we’ve spoken to a lot of folks over the past year.
But he also has the mouth of a sailor! We loved it, and had an absolute blast during the interview, but feel it necessary to warn those with sensitive ears that he’s not afraid to drop some bombs. We will be posting a more family friendly edited version along with episode 48 very shortly, but this guy was so hilarious that we just had to get an unedited version of the interview up, too, because we knew many fans would love it. So, big props to Gary for getting this posted on a Friday afternoon, and without further hesitation, hit up our Facebook Page or click the link below to have a listen. We guarantee you don’t want to miss this one!
We’ve seen scattered pictures on eBay, and of course from Toy Fair itself, but overseas message board ACToys has posted what appear to be the first in hand pictures of a release-ready G.I. Joe Trooper. At least assumption is this is a release ready figure. The images also have pictures of the packaging as well as the figure itself.
Of note is the fact that there isn’t a filecard on the package, which I did mention in Toy Fair reporting…but this fact caused Kevin to go into a wild nerd rage spasm during our last What’s on Joe Mind recording. A moment to look forward to for sure.
For now, though, simply revel in the images of the G.I. Joe Trooper, which actually make the figure look really nice. Instead of the cloth blue cape that we saw before (which was confusing everyone as to its purpose), this version of the Trooper has a plastic molded cape closer in color to the figure itself, which frankly makes a big difference. That blue looked pretty out of place. Now I’m not a massive fan of the idea of G.I. Joe Troop builders, but I’ll be damned if this isn’t a pretty nice looking figure. Also of note, he has double-jointed knees and appears to have those glorious rocker ankles, too. Excellent.
Check out the images at ACToys, and also mirrored below.
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Thanks to HissTank.com for the heads up!
With both the March and April newsletters running behind schedule, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has posted a terrific sneak preview of their upcoming April issue on GIJoeClub.com!
I’ve gone on record saying that the newsletter has been hugely improved as of late, mostly pointing to the excellent comic contained within, featuring very cool cameos by many familiar GIJCC universe characters. Looks like this continues on in April, where we see a great preview page of the comic featuring Nano-BAT, Footloose, Jammer, Gaucho, Quarrel, and Sparta! An awesome selection of GIJCC themed designs, and I love seeing them in comic book form. This is pretty much what I envisioned when I produced the dio comics for the newsletter a few years ago, but unfortunately my own schedule prevented me from continuing past 3 story arcs. I commend the folks doing this comic for doing some great work here.
Check out the sneak preview on GIJoeClub.com!
This week @ PastGenerationToys.com
DC Direct Batman preOrders
We just listed the new statues and busts for the new Batman Dark Knight Rises Movie. Busts and statues are coming for Batman, Catwoman, and Bane! Also listed are the Killer Croc and Mr. Freeze Arkham City Deluxe Action Figures!
Star Wars Vintage Collection Action Figure preOrders
We have Darth Vader, Darth Malgus, Anakin Skywalker, Dr. Evazan Cornelius, Kithaba, 501st Clone Trooper, Luke Skywlaker Hoth Gear and Imperial Navy Commander
Star Wars Clone Wars Action Figure preOrders
Recently posted Republic Commando Boss, Super Battle Droid, Obi-Wan (Season 4), Ahoska Tano Scuba Gear and the new Class II Attack Vehicles
Star Wars Saga Legeds Action Figure preOrders
Two new figures coming in May; Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot and ESB Darth Vader
Marvel Universe Comic Book 2 Pack preOrders
Silver Centurion Iron Man and Mandarin Marvel Universe Comic Book Action Figure 2-Pack
Colossus and Juggernaut Warlock Marvel Universe Comic Book Action Figure 2 Pack
Wolverine and Hulk Marvel Universe Comic Book Action Figure 2 Pack
Transformers Bot Shots, Cyberverse Commander, Prime Deluxe and Voyager preOrders
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Big props to GeneralsJoes Twitter friend Chad Lawless who has come through in a big way and sent along a very thorough review of the recently released Sideshow Collectibles 12″ Rock N Roll. Featuring a set of new muscular arms, some fantastic accessories, and a great design, Rock N Roll is a terrific addition to the Sideshow Collectibles’ G.I. Joe team.
Check out the link below to see this great guest review, and follow Chad Lawless on Twitter for more G.I. Joe insight as it happens.