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G.I. Joe: Retaliation early sample-palooza with G.I. Joe and Cobra Troopers

As we discussed a short while ago, eBay has started brimming with early samples of the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation figures, and now some folks stateside are starting to get these samples in hand.  The result is some very cool and detailed images showcasing some neat aspects we may not have seen before.

First, over at Carded Heroes, Jay takes a good look at the upcoming G.I. Joe Trooper.  I’ve mirrored just a few images below, but you should definitely go to the source, as there are a ton of images there.

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These pictures only serve to further infatuate me with this new Joe Trooper.  The accessories are amazing, and I love the fact that you can put pretty much all of his weapons on the figure itself.  Such a bad ass looking troop builder.

Next, on the ToyVerse, Troynos has turned his camera towards the Cobra Trooper, revealing some more great details there, too.  I love the consistency between this figure and the Retaliation Storm Shadow.  They look very similar (though I don’t think they use the same tooling).  Again, I mirrored a few images below, but many more are available directly at the ToyVerse.

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Looks like things will be heating up over the next 6 – 8 weeks leading up the G.I. Joe: Retaliations mass release at retail.  Looking forward to it!

Five Page preview for IDW’s G.I. Joe #12

Cobra Command is officially over, but the ramifications will be felt for a long time.  The beginning of a new age of the G.I. Joe team starts here and now!  Check out the 5 page preview below, and be sure to scoop this issue up at your local comic store on Wednesday.

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G.I. Joe: Ongoing Vol. 2 #12

Chuck Dixon (w) • Will Rosado (a) • Will Rosado, Steve Ellis (c)

COBRA COMMAND AFTERMATH! It’s a new day for the JOEs—as they crawl from the ruins of COBRA COMMAND, they find a new status quo… and a change in command! Who will lead the Joes into this new, deadlier, downsized future? SCARLETT leads and op into one of the wildest wildernesses on the planet to uncover a COBRA facility that threatens the very balance of the universe as we enter… DEEP TERROR!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:

Black & White Will Rosado cover!

Bullet points:

  • In the aftermath of COBRA COMMAND, everything changes!
  • The JOEs face a new villain—a slashed operating budget!
  • Who will lead the JOEs?!