Not too long ago I posted about the excellent Acid Free Gallery G.I. Joe licensed prints, which had been available at NYCC, and then were available online in their store. Apparently they are kicking off another terrific project, this one by Rhys Cooper.
It looks like they have three Cobra prints in the hopper and the first one has been revealed in the form of The Baroness. It looks pretty amazing, and I’m officially excited to see the other two. Check out the image mirrored below, and keep your eyes on the Acid Free Gallery blog to see the other two and buy The Baroness on December 6th!
This news crossed a couple of days ago, but I was in the middle of post Convention nervous breakdown so I didn’t get a chance to jump on it. Thankfully, Jose over at Now Back to G.I. Joe is all over it, and actually posted the sneak peek!
Rumored to be revealed at San Diego ComicCon next week (alongside her chrome-domed companion) The Baroness looks striking in her skin-tight black outfit and layered armored plate. Sideshow Collectibles designed a whole new female body for The Baroness, and it looks like we’re very close to finding out just how well it works.
Check out the mirrored image below and thanks again to TheRealJoseGon on Twitter for the peek.
While not approaching the level of posability of the 12″ figures that we all love so much, you can’t deny the fantastic display possibilities of these premium format figures. Cobra Commander looked absolutely amazing, and The Baroness is looking just as impressive.
We know by now that Sideshow is planning to release a 12″ Baroness in late 2012, but here’s a really nice looking premium format figure to hold you over until then. Click here to pre-order.
Big thanks to Rich from ARealAmericanHero.com for spotting an interview between Cool Toy Review and Sideshow Collectibles who talked quite a bit about Sideshow’s G.I. Joe releases. Chief among the revelations was that Sideshow is currently working on a new female body, with the initial plans to be for a 12″ Baroness figure!
The exact text is below:
“DMM The DC Universe has a varying range of characters from adult male and female, to teens, and scrawny adults. Are you prepared to move past the iconic male figure?
BB Hopefully so, yeah. We’ve got a new female body in the early production phases. We’re working through test shots and things. We’ll be debuting it this year in the G.I. Joe line, as Baroness. That’ll be in the mid part of 2012, and then superhero, super villain gals will follow after that. Our new beefier male body is quite different from our Prometheus and trooper male bodies.
DMM Have we seen parts of this new body in Rock ‘N Roll or even Duke?
BB No. While the proportions may be similar, this new body will be unique. “
So they plan on revealing the Baroness in mid 2012 for potential release later in the year. Very cool news. They talk a bit further about G.I. Joe as well, confirming that the Crimson Guard head was influenced by “Fred” and that their design for the Cobra Viper was influenced by what Cobra did in the 4″ line for Pursuit of Cobra/30th Anniversary.
All in all, it’s a fascinating read, and you should check it out right here.
I think many of us suspected that Sienna Miller might not return in the sequel to G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, but even if we weren’t certain about that, an interview with Britain’s “Time Out” magazine pretty much confirms it outright. As reported by IMDB, Miller feels as if she “compromised values” in her role as The Baroness in the G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra film.
The actress says “I’m not very good at fighting. And I’m not very good at guns. And I’m not particularly aggressive. I had to wear sunglasses because every time I shot my gun I would blink. I was completely out of place, like this little midget running round in black leather winning fights, which was just absurd. They did a wondrous job with my wardrobe to make me look threatening…”
From the sounds of it, she wasn’t really invested in the initial film, and certainly doesn’t seem to be interested in returning to the Hollywood Blockbuster realm. She continues on with “…G.I. Joe (was) a great pay cheque. If, financially, I’m okay – which luckily I am – there’s no point in doing stuff that’s not right for me. It’s too much time away from home.”
So yeah. I’d say her days in black leather are done. Well, at least in the G.I. Joe franchise. :shifty:
I have no problem with this. Granted, I think she was actually very good in her role and I was pleasantly surprised, however I hated the way The Baroness was written into the first film as Duke’s fiancee and Cobra Commander’s sister, so I think if they are going to separate from Sienna Miller, chances are all the better that we might get a more “proper” Baroness this time around, if she appears at all.
Big thanks to GeneralsJoes reader m6d for the intel. Once again, check out the entire article on IMDB right here.