Select Page
G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout first screenshots revealed

G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout first screenshots revealed

Well, look at this! Coming out of apparently nowhere, BestBuy.com has posted a pre-order listing for Operation: Blackout, the new G.I. Joe game slated to be released in October of this year.

The game is going to be available for PS4, X-Box One and Switch, and along with the listing, we get our first screen shots of actual gameplay.

Those screen shots include various Classified-themed characters including Destro, Duke, COBRA Commander, Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow, as well as some awesome vintage action with a Rattler in one shot!

Time will tell how the game play and “fun factor” shake out, but the screens at least look very G.I. Joe centric. I dig it.

Check out the images below, and see the listing over at BestBuy.com.

G.I. Joe: Classified latest reveals – Wave 2 and more!

G.I. Joe: Classified latest reveals – Wave 2 and more!

Well, today was the day! At 12:30pm Eastern Lenny and Roni from Hasbro hosted the first ever “Fan First Friday” event on Hasbro Pulse for the G.I. Joe brand!

I was fortunate enough to piggy back on The Full Force as we watched it all unfold, then posted a great Facebook Live video directly afterwards, running through the good, the bad and the ugly (spoilers — not much ugly, even with Destro’s leopard print cape.

Head on over to The Full Force Facebook Page for all the skinny.

Meanwhile, Hasbro representatives broke it down with a ton of details and images for Wave 2 of the G.I. Joe Classified line as well as the special collector exclusive “Regal” COBRA Commander (in light blue and gold), the exclusive Profit Director Destro, and the Amazon exclusive Arctic Storm Shadow (with a nice Ninja Force homage!)

Check out the full details and the images below!

For G.I. JOE fans new and old, the G.I. JOE Classified Series line of actions figures captures the pulse-pounding excitement of G.I. JOE in a 6-inch scale. Here is a list of G.I. JOE Classified Series actions figures that were featured today including pricing, timing and availability:

  • G.I. JOE Classified Series Cobra Commander Action Figure

(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $19.99 / Available: November 1, 2020)

*Collectible package custom artwork from Dan Mumford

Pre-orders begin June 26, 2020 at 1PM EDT at Hasbro Pulse and participating retailers

  • G.I. Joe Classified Series Cobra Commander Regal Variant Light Blue Action Figure

(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $19.99 / Available: December 15, 2020)

*Collectible package custom artwork from Dan Mumford

Pre-orders begin on June 26, 2020 at 1PM EDT at Hasbro Pulse 

  • G.I. JOE Classified Series Gung Ho Action Figure

(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $19.99 / Available: November 1, 2020)

*Collectible package custom artwork from James Paick

Pre-orders begin June 26, 2020 at 1PM EDT at Hasbro Pulse and participating retailers

  • G.I. JOE Classified Series Red Ninja Action Figure

(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $19.99 / Available: November 1, 2020)

*Collectible Package custom artwork from Furio Tedeschi

Pre-orders begin June 26, 2020 at 1PM EDT at Hasbro Pulse and participating retailers

  • G.I. JOE Classified Series Profit Director Destro Action Figure

(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $24.99 / Available: October 1, 2020)

*Collectible package custom artwork from James White

Pre-orders begin June 26, 2020 at 1PM EDT at Hasbro Pulse and Big Bad Toy Store

  • G.I. JOE Classified Series Arctic Mission Storm Shadow Action Figure *AMAZON EXCLUSIVE*

(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $19.99 / Available: October 1, 2020)

*Collectible package custom artwork from Melita Curphy

 Pre-orders begin June 26, 2020 at 1PM EDT exclusively at Amazon.com.

In addition to these newly revealed figures, fans can pre-order exclusive G.I. JOE products at Gamestop (Cobra Commander Helmet and Snake Eyes Helmet) and Symbiote Studios (Timber Silence Shirt).

Buckle up – Hasbro promises a busy week for G.I. Joe news!

Buckle up – Hasbro promises a busy week for G.I. Joe news!

While most of us stumbled upon it last week, Hasbro officially unveiled GIJoe.com yesterday along with Official G.I. Joe accounts across three social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Their Instagram account has already been busy, posting several awesome pieces of new artwork geared around their G.I. Joe: Classified line, and other accounts have emphasized a week full of reveals and news, culminating in a Fan Friday event at 12:30pm on Hasbro Pulse.

While my own schedule is unpredictable, I strongly suggest you closely follow both GeneralsJoes.com and The Full Force for the latest up-to-the-minute news and intel from Hasbro and G.I. Joe!

I think it’s going to be a fun week!

G.I. Joe: Classified COBRA Commander revealed – but what’s with the deco?

G.I. Joe: Classified COBRA Commander revealed – but what’s with the deco?

A normal Monday was interrupted today thanks to IGN revealing a first look at the next G.I. Joe: Classified figure, COBRA Commander himself!

IGN revealed an awesome looking rendition of the COBRA leader, complete with blue uniform and black trim. However, they also announced that sales app NTWRK would offer the figure up on June 18th.

What was interesting was that NTWRK showed a different version of COBRA Commander than was revealed on IGN.

What’s up with that?

Well, there are no answers yet, but it should be noted that last year, the San Diego ComicCon exclusive Ghostbusters Optimus Prime was offered in limited capacity through this same NTWRK app. So it seems possible (if not likely) that the brighter deco seen on NTWRK is in fact an SDCC Exclusive that may be available through their virtual convention as well as through NTWRK, or may just perhaps be offered through NTWRK and some other exclusive venue. It would be nice if Hasbro themselves would share some of that information rather than cause confusion about their products, but that seems to be their standard operating procedure for the Classified line thus far.

Meanwhile the darker blue is likely reserved for a standard retail release in September (according to the IGN article).

This is all hypothesis, but seems to make some sense. Big thanks to notpicard for the heads up about the Ghostbusters Prime figure last year.

GeneralsJoes reviews Boss Fight Studio Gazoge

GeneralsJoes reviews Boss Fight Studio Gazoge

Man, there’s just something awesome about reviewing a Vitruvian HACKS figure, and Gazoge is a truly awesome one to get back into after a short gap from covering these great toys.

Gazoge is a warlock aligned with the Knights of Asperity and is available exclusively from the Roma Collectibles eBay store this Saturday, June 13th at noon eastern!

Thanks to Roma Collectibles for providing a sample for review and you can check out the review right here, or check out the Vitruvian HACKS Review page.