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What’s on Joe Mind Episode 54 is online now!

The guys jump back into our regular weekly show with a full compliment this time around as Chuck, Gary, Mike and myself all come together to uncover more G.I. Joe related secrets!  I’m sure everyone remembers that little 16 bit G.I. Joe themed game that was floating around the internet a few weeks ago, Attack on Cobra Island?  Well, we dig down into the center of it in this show, tracking down and interviewing the mysterious creator behind the video game.  He gave us some terrific insight and information about the game, tells us its current status (PS, you can download it RIGHT NOW) and what happened with the whole Hasbro situation.

We also took a few minutes to talk to Counterpunch from the Seibertron Twincast Podcast to uncover how Transformers fans feel about Fun Publications and the Collectors’ Club, and I think G.I. Joe fans will find some of his responses very interesting.  Check it out at our Podbean page, or via the embedded player below.  Don’t forget, Show Notes are after the jump.

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GeneralsJoes Reviews final 2 Target Exclusive Vehicle Sets

No longer “canceled”, the third wave of “Target Exclusive” vehicle sets are now hitting Ross Stores nationwide (well…for folks unlike me who actually have one within 350 miles, anyway).
Thankfully I have some very kind readers who have extended their generosity and allowed me to get my full of these vehicle sets at killer prices.  I reviewed two of them yesterday, and today I will add the final two to the Pursuit of Cobra Review Page.  Check out the links below.

Formerly cancelled Target exclusives on sale at ROSS!!

Granted, I’m one of the lucky ones who grabbed the full set of four of these from eBay last week, but this is just crazy.  Just as the Rise of Cobra was morphing into the Pursuit of Cobra, a number of items were solicited, and some items were destined for the dustbin of history, including the final wave of Target Exclusives.  Initially this wave was slated to come with the Trubble Bubble w/ Elite-Viper, Twin Battle Gun w/ Range-Viper, Air Assault Glider w/ Capt. Ace, and the RAM w/ Sandstorm.
These items have sold for upwards near $300 on the secondary market, and now you can get them for six bones a pop at your local Ross stores.
At least, I’m assuming some folks have these locally.  Myself?  The nearest Ross is 350+ miles away.
If anyone gets their hands on a few Twin Battle Gun w/ Range-Vipers, feel free to let me know.  I’d love to have a little squad of these babies, but I’ve got no Ross stores locally.  I will be getting my eBay one this week, and at least this makes my decision to open them much easier.  Reviews will be coming!
Check out some mirrored images below, and a huge thanks to japanX80 of for the info.

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Weekend Recap – Twin Battle Gun w/ Range-Viper

Alongside the Desert Battle RAM w/ Sandstorm, Rulz has also posted via some great pictures of the COBRA Twin Battle Gun w/ Range-Viper, another release in that same boxed set assortment that, honestly, blows away anything we’ve gotten so far, in my opinion.  LOVE that RAM w/ Sandstorm, and I’m quickly falling for this Twin Battle Gun w/ Range-Viper as well.  The Range-Viper base figure in the COBRA Island boxed set was fantastic, and in this new, more subdued paint scheme, he is even better.  Very cool stuff.

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More pre-production Gyre-Viper pics – Mail Away Cobra Commander!

I’ve been a bit behind the eight ball over the past couple of days while I deal with some home-related issues, but since I was posting the Resolute DVD review, I had to get something up there for the two most recent Gyre-Viper discoveries over at

Man, I love seeing this stuff…both from an unproduced or pre-production perspective, but also because it gives us some great detail on figures that are “in the hopper”…and I was pretty psyched about that mail away Cobra Commander.  Now, I’m way beyond psyched.  This guy looks in SANE.  The dark chrome red finish on the torso is cool enough, but that rough metallic facemask is just too cool for words.  Much more imposing than the previous version.  I really like it…more than I thought I would.  Gotta love the removable twin-barrel machine gun from the HISS Tank drone, too.  Check out the original thread, or the mirrored images below.

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The Whirlwind stuff is cool, number one because we get a peek at the original paint scheme (at least a little bit) for the vehicle that was slated to come with Recondo.  But at this point what really interests me is that Twin Battle Gun w/ Range-Viper.  I know a lot of folks have been complaining about the green, but I love it.  The Range-Viper has always been designed as a wilderness trooper, so the green and gray are awesome colors.  I do think it will look a bit less “sparkly” in person…the coolest thing to me about this particular Range-Viper, though, is that it uses the Resolute Trooper as a base figure, so not only does it have some great articulation and design aesthetics, but it can be used as a “Death Squad” trooper of sorts in your Resolute universe.  Oh, and I guess the Cobra Whirlwind repaint is okay, too.  :shifty:

Check those out here, and below.

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