Action Figure Expo is very happy to welcome veteran actor ARTHUR BURGHARDT to the 2017 convention. Fans of the 80s will remember him as the original voice of Destro in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. Transformers fans know him as the voice of Devastator in Generation 1. Mr. Burghardt will be available for autographs and photos all day Sunday, July 16th at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale.
Over the course of the last week, IDW artist John Royle shared sneak peeks at covers that will form a large connecting gatefold on Instagram. The piece highlights Cobra and needless to say, is beyond awesome.
We’ve combined the images to the best of our ability so that you can see what they will look like when connected. Will you be adding these titles to your collection? Sound off after the break.
UPDATE – Video of the statues comes courtesy of Radd Titan on YouTube
Good news! There is new G.I.Joe product on display at the show, but not necessarily the show you were thinking of. Although Toy Fair 2017 is in full swing in New York City, another show is taking place, namely the 2017 Winter Wonder Festival in Japan!
Prime 1 Studio was in attendance and brought with them a pair of amazing statues; One of the Cobra Emperor, Serpentor and the other of the Cobra arms dealer, Destro! Serpentor is stunning, lifting off on his iconic Air Chariot from a Cobra base. Destro is unpainted, but needless to say, looks fantastic even in this “naked” state.
We’ve mirrored both images after the break for your viewing pleasure. We’ll bring you pricing & availability details ASAP.
Ever want to own a piece of G.I.Joe movie history? Well, now’s your chance! Thanks to The Full Force Podcast for the heads up that Prop Store will be holding an online auction for props used in G.I.Joe Rise of Cobra.
There’s a little of everything, from costumes worn by Storm Shadow, Scarlett and others to props like the M.A.R.S. Nanomite bomb case and the Nanomite bomb you see pictured here.
The auction will run from the 6th to 17th of February, so if you’re interested in throwing your hat in to the ring, make sure to Register Now while you still can!
ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY FOR G.I. JOE FANS AT THE 2016 LBCC!
Six Voices from the 80s Classic Coming to Long Beach Comic Con 2016!
Long Beach Comic Con Press Release:
With a guest list that includes:
Michael Bell (the voice of Duke), Arthur Burghardt (Destro), Morgan Lofting (Baroness), Hank Garrett (Dial Tone) and Loren Lester (Barbecue) we already had a pretty awesome line-up of voice actors from the original G.I. Joe cast.
Now it’s getting even better! We are thrilled to announce the addition of Zack Hoffman the voice of Zartan!
The JOE’s will be appearing in our Animation Island all weekend, as well as, panels on Saturday & Sunday.
In addition to meeting and signing autographs for the fans all weekend we are happy to offer a once in a lifetime photo opportunity with all six of our G.I.JOE guests. A professional photo with six heroes and villains from the classic TV show. A must have for any hardcore G.I. JOE fan!
Epic Photo-Ops, the convention photo pros, will be on hand all weekend to capture the moment and print it up for you on site! You can get a digital copy too! Bring your friends for the ultimate group photo!
Make a memory. Get the pic. For more info Click Here.
Click Here to get your tickets now! Kids 10 & Under get in FREE with a paid adult. Limit 2 children per paid adult.
In related news, Celebworx will be opening autograph pre-orders for fans who can’t go to the convention. They have reached such a fan outpouring trying to get something of the cast that they’re working on way to make something available to public. Whether it’s signed photos or mailing their figures in, there will be something in store for those that can’t attend!
Are you heading to LBCC2016? Sound off after the break!
A new issue of IDW‘s GI Joe A Real American Hero series is out now and we’ve got the preview!
GI Joe A Real American Hero #227
Cobra Commander’s plan would be going perfectly-If he hadn’t messed with the wrong people: his own members of Cobra! Now Destro, Zartan, The Baroness, Tomax and Xamot want something from Cobra Commander? and if he wants his COBRA NATION to succeed, he’ll have to do just as they say!
Read on to preview this issue!
Street Fighter X G.I. Joe #1 hits the shelf tomorrow, and it’s awesome! I will be the first person to admit that I didn’t think this was going to work, but I was wrong. The Street Fighter G.I. Joe line came into effect a long time after I had moved away from toys as a kid. However I was definitely playing Street Fighter II on Super Nintendo with all my teenage friends. I was a huge fan of the game and G.I. Joe but not in the same Universe. Until now that is! The book is action packed, and mixes the two universes together in a more Street Fighter way. Match ups like Snake Eyes vs. Crimson Viper and Baroness vs. Rufus will keep you wanting more. Good news is there is a ton of match ups coming in future books as well as a sub-plot that includes a Macguffin device. IDW nailed this one. Awesome art, awesome covers, and what seems to be a good story to kick things off.
Check out the Street Fighter X G.I. Joe #1 Review and sound off after the jump.
The end of Cobra World Order comes tomorrow! Another issue of IDW‘s GI Joe A Real American Hero is on the way tomorrow and we’ve got the preview.
GI Joe A Real American Hero #225
COBRA WORLD ORDER ENDS HERE! COBRA has unleashed the COBRA WORLD ORDER and now G.I. JOE must fight back before the world is pushed past the brink and COBRA reigns supreme! Larry Hama and S L Gallant bring fans the concluding chapter of the story, which will change the world of G.I. JOE forever!
Read on to preview this issue!
Cobra World Order part one kicks off with this issue and starts to piece the puzzle together for what’s actually going on with Cobra. Several high-level Cobra agents jocky for position, while G.I. Joe try’s to put the bigger picture together for what they are up against.
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero #219
“As suspicious Cobra activity flares up around the globe, Hawk leads a strike team to try and get to the bottom of the sinister organization’s latest plot. But the deeper G.I. Joe digs, the more chilling Cobra’s master plan becomes?”
If you decide to read on this review will contain Major Spoilers.
HissTank member Dansjoes has launched a kickstarter for a new book of art, production sketches and tons of insider information on the creation of G.I. Joe A Real American Hero titled “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero” book series, Volume 1!
The first book in the series, “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero (Volume 1)” is an 80 page, 9”X10” library of designs and stories ranging from 1982-1994, including some unproduced concepts! This fully colored book will be printed on 100# paper in a Soft Perfect Bind format with a visible spine like a graphic novel.
Although there have been many books written about G.I. Joe®, what makes “3.75 Inch Joe: The Special Forces Team that forged an American Hero” series unique is the fact that the information shared within the book comes from exclusive interviews with former employees who worked on the G.I. Joe® brand. Some of the things to expect include:
• The inspiration and influences behind the different figures and vehicles straight from the designers’ point of view…
• Alternate names for figures and vehicles pulled from Larry Hama’s dossiers or from the original concepts themselves…
• Insider stories from former employees ranging from Marketing to Engineering regarding the changes that occurred during the design process…
• Conceptual designs and photographs that will show the progression and different stages of creating a figure or vehicle. This includes concept pencils and inks, sculpture sheets, color studies, color presentation art, models, and much much more!
Click on the kickstarter link and let’s get this book funded!