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GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Supreme Convoy » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:51 am

I picked up the GI Joe: Field Guide, which is a collection of animation model sheets from the 80's show similar to The Transformers: The Ark book.

Cold Slither!
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I don't remember this happening. :lol:
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I also don't remember these Transformers-looking robots appearing. I'll have look up this episode.
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The synthoid episodes with Shipwreck were terrifying, even when I watched them a few years ago. The animation model sheets of this episode is even more scary...

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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:19 pm

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This is a review I just did of the Renegades 4 pack that was released on Amazon a few months ago. Enjoy

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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:22 pm

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It's day 2 of Renegades week and here comes Scarlett

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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:14 am

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Here's day 3 and four of Renegades week

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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:30 pm

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Concluding Renegades week here's Tunnel Rat

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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Supreme Convoy » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:59 pm

At Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo, I saw a guy wear an Alley Viper costume. I've seen several Cobra Vipers, officers, Destros, Baronesses, and Cobra Commanders but this is the first I've seen of an Alley Viper.

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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:33 pm

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Supreme Convoy wrote:At Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo, I saw a guy wear an Alley Viper costume. I've seen several Cobra Vipers, officers, Destros, Baronesses, and Cobra Commanders but this is the first I've seen of an Alley Viper.

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Much love for the Alley Vipers
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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Supreme Convoy » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:44 pm

This looks fun :)

Note the lack of Snake-Eyes.

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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:42 pm

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Supreme Convoy wrote:This looks fun :)

Note the lack of Snake-Eyes.

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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Supreme Convoy » Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:08 pm

Just like the Transformers IDW Collection hardcovers, they're collecting the GI Joe run in this format.

Looks like Cobra will not be a part of this line of hardcovers. At least initially.

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GI JOE IDW COLLECTION HC VOL 01
(W) Larry Hama, Chuck Dixon (A) Tom Feister & Various (CA) Nick Runge
It’s a new era with new challenges, and to face these challenges the United States military has forged a new group of the best of the best, G.I. JOE. Starting with G.I. JOE: ORIGINS read from the beginning the whole story of how G.I. JOE came to be and their realization of a shadowy group that keeps popping up wherever trouble is.

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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Supreme Convoy » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:36 pm

MUST RESIST.

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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Supreme Convoy » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:55 pm

Jonboy Meyers has been doing the IDW Marvel reprint covers after they used the Campbell covers. I really dig his stuff. I saw him at Long Beach Comic Con yesterday and got this awesome Storm Shadow sketch!

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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Supreme Convoy » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:04 am

As a kid, I’ve always loved “The Viper is Coming." It’s the one where someone calls Barbeque’s home and announces “This is the Viper” which sounds ominous and threatening. GI Joe preemptively attacks Cobra around the world but doesn’t find “The Viper." It turns out to be a misunderstanding, The Viper is really the Window Wiper.

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I thought it was hilarious as a kid and still thought it was pretty clever when I rewatched it in the recent boxset.

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Today, I noticed one of my students reading Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. I remember these books as a kid as well. The student was reading a short story called “The Viper” in the book. When I glanced over, imagine my surprise that it’s essentially the same story as the GI Joe episode!

It’s a very brief one page story. The line “This is the Viper” and the punchline is the same. I don’t remember reading “The Viper” when I was younger. Then again, I don’t remember about these scary anthologies other than their gruesome pictures.

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The copyright in the book is from 1981 while the GI Joe episode broadcasted in 1985. I’m not accusing the GI Joe writer David Bennett Carren of swiping to cause a ruckus. Plus I'm sure most of the cartoons I loved as a kid were inspired by something else. I just think it’s fascinating that two things I enjoyed as a kid had something in common!

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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:53 pm

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God, the Viper? I LOVED thaty episode! :D

I got the 'Kim Arashikage' figure from BBTS yesterday. I rather like her.
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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:43 pm

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Interesting, There has to be a connection somehow to the short story and cartoon.
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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Supreme Convoy » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:24 am

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Interesting, There has to be a connection somehow to the short story and cartoon.


I posted this on another board. Apparently it's an old joke. Going back further, the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark source section the story is attributed to a Philadelphia teenager in 1980, and gives mention to another version in book published in the '70s.
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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Supreme Convoy » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:55 pm

I know this wasn't GI Joe's finest moment but I couldn't resist buying these. I really dug those episodes as a kid.

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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:59 pm

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Supreme Convoy wrote:I know this wasn't GI Joe's finest moment but I couldn't resist buying these. I really dug those episodes as a kid.

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That reminds me I have to get these.
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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Supreme Convoy » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:19 pm

Damn you, Hasbro! They must know I can't resist mystery bags. Especially super deformed characters.

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And the figures that were inside? Ghost Ninja Henchmen and Steel Brigade.

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I've always wanted to sign up for the Steel Brigade figure as a kid but never did. I thought the Ghost Ninja figure was peculiar because I've never heard of the character. A quick Google search later and I learned it was a GI Joe unproduced figure. In fact, I didn't realize Hasbro showed several unproduced figures last summer such as a line of ninjas and a line of zombie figures. Pretty interesting.
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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:31 pm

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Any idea on cheat codes for those guys?
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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Supreme Convoy » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:58 pm

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Any idea on cheat codes for those guys?


Like markings on the packaging to tell you which ones you are getting before opening the package?

I looked at the bag. No obvious sign yet.
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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:24 am

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Supreme Convoy wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Any idea on cheat codes for those guys?


Like markings on the packaging to tell you which ones you are getting before opening the package?

I looked at the bag. No obvious sign yet.


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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Supreme Convoy » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:54 pm

I watched Operation Dragonfire. I haven't seen that since I was a kid. I was surprised how well that mini-series was produced. The animation quality is pretty good. And I was also shocked that it used a lot of the Sunbow music cues.

Then I watched the first episode of DIC Season 1... the animation quality takes a big dip. Yes, it's more slapstick compared to the Sunbow series but I'm enjoying it.

(And yes, I'm aware the original GI Joe series has it's silly moments like Red Rocket Burgers and Cold Slither :) )
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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Supreme Convoy » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:22 pm

Ah, there are different Micro Force packaging with more figures inside. This looks randomly packed but at least you can see which ones you're getting. This has Zombie Cobra Commander!

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