Wow…somehow I did it. I really didn’t think I’d be able to make this all happen, but I managed to get all of the G.I. Joe Kre-O sets reviewed in a single week. Yeah, I’m patting myself on the back for that one, deal with it. Check out the G.I. Joe Kre-O review page for all of the details on these terrific sets, or hit up the direct links below:
Also I was able to get the Battle Platform review updated with images of the RAM motorcycle. I apologize for that little snafu, but all is right with the world. Thanks to all the folks who gave me a heads up.
Like the previously mentioned Mountain Battle scene, a lot of the footage here has been seen before, but there are a few seconds of new footage scattered throughout… enough to give me some serious goose bumps. Thanks to ComingSoon.net for the heads up. Check it out on Paramount International’s YouTube page, or embedded below.
I’ve been considering this page for a while, and in fact had most of it drawn up shortly after Toy Fair, but with the recent collector craze over these little guys, I figured it was time to get this thing rolled out here.
On the SuperPage you’ll find a wave-by-wave break down of the Kre-O figures with all of the press images, and the known codes for the blind bags. You can find it in the SuperPages menu up above, and also directly at the link below:
Wow, this is some really great stuff here. Over on HissTank.com TheGabrielAngel has posted some photographs courtesy of Andrew Menzies, which showcase some of the set pieces from the G.I. Joe: Retaliation film. Certainly we’ve seen the scenes throughout the various trailers, teasers, and TV spots, but the still images are impressive to say the least. Some great detail that might have otherwise been missed.
We get a virtual tour through the Arashikage Monastery, the Presidential Ballroom, and apparently a Tokyo Skyscraper Dojo. Check out the mirrored images below, and a big thanks to TheGabrielAngel from HissTank for digging these up. Some other great images can be found over on Andrew Menzies site, under the “G.I. Joe 2” Projects area.
One would think this would be a pretty easy, straight-forward article, right? I mean, we barely had a wave of figures released, and the vehicles were by and large unremarkable, so what is the point of this discussion?
Well, I kind of thought so, too, but then I started looking into what we got this year, and it became evident, that even with G.I. Joe: Retaliation’s short-lived shelf life, there was still plenty of topics to dissect and plenty to talk about in regards to 2012’s slate of G.I. Joe toys.
Now, a pair of items kind of had me in a quandry. While technically the Slaughter’s Marauders and Dreadnoks 7-Packs were shipped in 2012, I still consider them 2011 product. They were announced and solicited in 2011, and I received my sets in 2011, even though many folks got them in 2012. For that reason I did not include them when considering this list.
Any thoughts from the peanut gallery on that?
Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below to see my thoughts.