Today we have a look at the SDCC IDW Revolution Box Set. This featured figures from many lines, and most of the 3.75 figures use G.I. Joe bodies as their base. In particular Roadblock was a treat due to his being a previously unreleased Renegades figure needed to complete the line up. We’ve done up over 140 images of the entire set which you can check out over at network site TFW2005.com here. If all you care about is Roadblock, then we’ve attached all his HD images to this story if you read on!
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The ever dashing KuuKuuSon, better known to the world as Mr. James Kavanaugh has shared word that Rank & File 3 is now available for purchase through the R.A.H.C. Guide storefront. Rank & File vol. 3 covers the 30th Anniversary, Renegades, Retaliation, 50th Anniversary and the Basic Assortment figures!
Want even better news? The copy will only run you $26.50 shipped (U.S.)! As with other volumes, Rank & File vol. 3 will undoubtedly sell out, so make sure to secure your copy now! Are you adding this title to your collection? Sound off after the break!
KuuKuuSon is by far the hardest working man in business. I mean, it’s the gentleman’s Birthday today (Happy Birthday, James!), but he still found the time to send out the official press release for Rank & File 3 – A Guide to Third-Generation 4” G.I. Joe Action Figures! Included with the press release are 5 pages from the book and the oh-so-awesome cover which you can check out after the break –
The adventure continues to evolve in Rank & File — A Guide to Third-Generation 4” G.I. Joe Action Figures!
After a brief hiatus in 2006 that allowed G.I. Joe to flourish in other areas, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero went in a new stylistic direction that is still predominately used today! Not only did fans get to revisit some of their most cherished icons within the G.I. Joe mythos, they were also introduced to new characters that are now known and loved.
The Rank & File guide volume 3 displays every G.I. Joe action figure produced between the Celebrating 30 Years of A Real American Hero / Renegades, Retaliation, 50, and Basic G.I. Joe Asst. series, complete with every accessory and variation produced. Not only are the accessories shown, they were carefully cataloged in an upcoming volume that will guarantee the proper shade of accessory goes to the appropriate action figure. To top it off, every vehicle and playset released in the 4″ era is documented and every easily removable piece is shown individually photographed —ensuring collector completion.
This full color, forty-eight page resource manual beautifully illustrates the four series’ 148 action figures, twenty-two vehicles and every accessory, including all known variations. Not only is every accessory present and accounted for, they have each been assigned a unique number and identified throughout the resource guide. Each action figure was carefully examined between its initial run and any further re-releases to ensure accurate samples are clearly and concisely presented, perfect for the collector who is identifying individual action figures or sorting through unorganized lots.
Whether you are a seasoned or rejuvenated collector, enthusiast, or toy vendor, the Rank & File series is the decisive compilation for G.I. Joe action figures, vehicles, and playsets produced from 2007 to today. Let the Rank & File guides serve as a reference for completion or a scrapbook to the next big turning point of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.
The MSRP for The Rank & File guide Volume 3 is $20 and available at www.rahcguide.com. Buyer will pay all additional shipping and handling costs. If you have purchased the R.A.H.C. guides before, the process will be very similar. This guide was self-published and produced in quantities reflecting previous sales so do not hesitate in ordering if owning a guide is a priority.
R.A.H.C. Guide (Real American Hero Collection), Rank & File 1 and Rank & File 2 are compilations of images spanning the life of G.I.Joe after 1994. The adventure continued in 1997 and is now completely documented in the R.A.H.C. Guide! R.A.H.C. spans from 1997-2007 and includes figures from Built to Rule and the Collectors Club. Rank & File 1 is a collection of 25th Anniversary & Resolute offerings, with Rank & File 2 covering both The Rise of Cobra and The Pursuit of Cobra.
Rank & File 3 looks to bring us 30th Anniversary, Renegades, Retaliation and Basic Assortment collections! If you’re looking for awesome reference books or just new reading material for your coffee table, then this is the book for you. Rank & File 1 is already sold out, but you can still pick up R.A.H.C. and Rank & File 2 on the R.A.H.C. Guide website. The image highlighted here is just a peek at what you’ll see in the new volume.
Will you be adding this latest volume to your collection? Sound off after the break!
Back in 2013, Hasbro was releasing “Ultimate Gift Sets” for its action figure lines such as Star Wars and Transformers. A GI Joe Ultimate Gift Set was in the works and actually listed on Amazon for a time. Unfortunately, this set was cancelled and we never saw the actual figures planned for inclusion….until now.
GI Joe Retaliation Ultimate Gift Set
- Cobra Commander
We aren’t completely sure if all of the accessories to be included, are actually shown in the pictures. Slice and Nunchuk both ended up being released in the GI Joe Collector’s Club Subscription line(with some different tooling compared to what’s seen here). Unfortunately, movie accurate Retaliation Cobra Commander and the specific Roadblock seen here remain to be seen. Sure, we did get a Ultimate Roadblock figure in 2013 but it wasn’t as comprehensive as this.
The “Ultimate Gift Set” Roadblock featured 3 heads: classic, movie and 1 from GI Joe Renegades! It also came with different gear to swap out. Had this set been released, fans would’ve finally gotten a fairly movie-accurate Retaliation Cobra Commander and the sole member missing from the core Renegades team. Could there still be hope? Hasbro doesn’t like sitting on unused tooling and who knows what’s going on with GI Joe 3?
Read on to check out what we missed out on. Images are from completed auctions by chinafigures.
Around this time 4 years ago, G. I Joe: Renegades fans were getting ready for the final episode of the series in just three weeks’ time. It was sad to see it go. We never saw it returning back from the “hiatus” and we never had a new G. I. Joe series on the telly since.
Speaking of what we never had… here’s a bunch of G. I Joe: Renegades Concept Art which never made it to the show. Artist Jeff Johnson has shared these on his Deviant Art page and on his Facebook profile. Some of the art are actually dating back to 2010 but they have flown under our radar. It was thanks to Facebook user John Simcoe that we got to know about them.
Enjoy the images, after the jump.
Deadline has reported that Hasbro will be bringing its entire library of classic animated series to Vimeo. While the 1st series to come will be Jem & The Holograms and Transformers Generation 1, more series will follow later this year, such as GI Joe A Real American Hero & GI Joe Renegades! More information:
Individual episodes will sell for $2.99 and rent for 99 cents. Entire series can be purchased for $40. Eventually, hundreds of episodes from 13 franchises will be available this year on Vimeo. Other series include My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, G.I. Joe, Transformers: Rescue Bots, Transformers: Prime, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, G.I. Joe: Renegades, Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters, Littlest Pet Shop, Pound Puppies, The Adventures of Chuck & Friends and B-Daman Crossfire.
Mr. Vogal was a name behind G. I. Joe: Renegades. He pioneered the teams behind G. I. Joe Renegades, Transformers: Prime and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. However, Renegades is no more. But “Is G. I. Joe gone for good from the tele?” it’s a question we all have as Joe fans.
At the interview when asked “Have you also tried to develop a KREO animated series?” Mike Vogel said…“I think that does sound really interesting, and I can neither confirm or deny that there’s a presentation somewhere that shows exactly how we would do that, and that it would be super fun and exciting. But, I can say that it’s really funny.”
With the recent success of Kre-O, we may see G. I. Joe return as an Animated Series based on Kre-O. Only time can tell… but we may not have to wait that long. Mr. Vogal said they have big plans for this year’s San Diego Comic Con 2013.“Oh, I think we started thinking about what we could show in San Diego about a month after we left San Diego last year. We definitely have some very cool plans for Comic-Con. We have some big news on some of our big brands coming out. I can’t say what it is because I don’t want to spoil the surprise. Comic-Con is a lot of fun for us. Hasbro has been upping their game significantly in the past few years, now that we have so much great entertainment, in addition to our great toys, and I think this year is going to be no different. We’re going to have some really, really cool stuff for the fans.”
Keep your fingers crossed people, San Diego Comic Con is not that far away. [Read more…]
Hasbro-Discovery Hub Television Network has revealed their 2013 – 2014 Program Slate and sadly… there is NO new G. I. Joe related programming.
Previously, we were told that G. I. Joe: Renegades is on hiatus and it might pick up where G. I. Joe: Retaliation will leave off. However, when the Hub 2012- ’13 slate was revealed, fans were disappointed that there weren’t any evidence to prove this (mind you, Retaliation was suppose to release June 29 last year).
Further cementing the fact that G. I. Joe: Renegades is never coming back, Hub 2013- ’14 plans revealed nothing G. I. Joe. Most of the Hasbro’s popular franchises are making a return or making new entrances but the same cannot be said about one of Hasbro’s oldest franchises; G. I. Joe.
What will the future hold for the G. I. Joe franchise on television? Would the popularity of G. I. Joe: Retaliation trigger a need for a new Animated Series? Is G. I. Joe gone for good from television? Have a healthy discussion over at HISSTANK’s “G.I. Joe Renegades and Animation Discussion” forum. [Read more…]
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