I know the reviews have been few and far between as I focus on the Dio-Story, but I’m hoping over the next few weeks to get some more stuff out there. I’ve currently got the Hot Toys Roadblock, a few excellent Acid Rain items, and a few new wonderful items from the great guys at Codename: Iowa which should hopefully provide some reading material throughout the next month or two.
Starting it all off, though, is the latest assortment of G.I. Joe Kre-O items! I’ve posted reviews for all three of the new assortments, including the Firebat/Wolverine, the Outpost Defender/Ferret, and Wave 3 of the Mini Figure Kre-Ons. Check out my G.I. Joe Kre-O Review Section, or just click the direct links below:
As if G.I. Joe: Retaliation wasn’t enough, we’ve got the upcoming social media G.I. Joe: Special Ops online game that is looking more out of this world with every reveal! Today we’re introduced to the Special Ops version of Roadblock, Lifeline, Buzzer, Dr. Mindbender, the Cobra Stun and G.I. Joe: Wolverine, and things are looking awesome. Very much a vintage aesthetic, with some neat 30th Anniversary twists.
Lifeline is clearly based on the way the 30th Anniversary figure looks, with those unique differences from the classic version. Roadblock, on the other hand, is looking like his old school Tiger Force version. Pretty awesome.
Check out the latest details at the Special Ops website on SyFy.com, and I’ve mirrored some nice images below. I mean, doesn’t it seem like we’ve been waiting for some kind of game like this forever? When have we gotten such character and vehicle-accurate renders for any kind of video game? I’m getting pretty excited to check this out, just in case you couldn’t tell. I’ve mirrored darn near every image we’ve seen so far, check out the most recent ones on the end.
Keep in mind, I’m taking some of this information with a grain of salt, because the language within the interview is somewhat unclear. But according to an interview with Greg Johnson at 411Mania, there is a possibility that G.I. Joe: Renegades might air early November…perhaps even the 10th.
Honestly, I’m not sure that’s entirely accurate. There’s no telling when this interview was done (though it was only released yesterday) but Mr. Johnson specifically mentioning the 10th appears to me to be more related to the debut of The Hub rather than Renegades specifically. We’ll see.
To me, the better information is that Greg Johnson is involved in the first place. This guy is an action animation powerhouse, who has been involved in a wealth of fantastic animation. This is his resume:
Ultimate Avengers & Ultimate Avengers II
Invincible Iron Man
Wolverine and the X-Men
So yeah, pretty much every Marvel related animation release over the past several years has been written by Greg Johnson. Just seeing Beast Wars, X-Men: Evolution, and Wolverine and the X-Men on this list is freaking AWESOME to me. Three of my favorite animated series over the past several years. Great news.
Another little tidbit of information comes from MultiChannel.com. The information they reveal mentions G.I. Joe: Renegades being a part of the “Weekend” schedule.
“WEEKEND AFTERNOONS Deltora Quest
Men in Black
G.I. Joe Renegades
Hub Family Movie Night” WEEKEND OVERNIGHT G.I. Joe Renegades
Men in Black…”
Take this all with a grain of salt, of course, but as we get closer to November hopefully the picture will start clarifying.
Okay…for those ambitious folks like myself who know how to track certain “things” down…. :shifty:
Hulk Vs. Wolverine has been “in the wild” for about a week now, for people who can’t wait for the inevitable DVD release. Honestly, I could have waited, but I was bored earlier this week, so I gave it a quick download to check it out. Didn’t have time yet to catch the Thor half, but I did watch the Wolverine portion of it, and it was pretty damn good. Not perfect, but really good.