Glow in the Dark Snake-eyes vs. V2 Stormshadow two pack review!

forimageLatest review is up! Check it out below and be sure to head over to youtube and like and subscribe if you enjoyed it.  This time we take a peek at Glow in the Dark Snake-Eyes and v2 Stormshadow by The Loyal Subjects. I should note this is their old body style and does not reflect how the new figures will be coming in November (14 points of articulation!)

Nerdrahtio (and Tom Brooks) Interviews Josh Blaylock about Operation Nemesis and some Joe talk and even more!

operationnemesisThe Legendary Tom Brooks from Reasonably Intelligent Ramblings joined us as we interviewed Devils Due founder Josh Blaylock. We first discuss his new book, Operation Nemesis, the most serious thing we have ever talked about Nerdrahtio. You could read me review HERE, but as a reminder, it’s about a real genocide, real revenge, real war, and real court room drama, with Nazi’s, religious conflict and more.

We then turn to Josh Blaylock’s time with G.I.Joe (after a short trip talking about weird for 15 minutes or so) and other upcoming and ongoing comics published by Devils Due.

Finally Tom Brooks, Tom Mathias and myself (Sam) chat comic tv news, followed by FSS and other G.I.Joe talk with our news desk.

You can listen via the embedded player below or use the drop down menu above to locate us on Stitcher, Itunes or directly at our audio host: Podcast Garden.

Several images follow in relation to our Joe Talk but I first want to plug Tom Brook’s blog, click his happy mug to head over and check it out. There you will find tons of images of the FSS figures we end up talking about.  I’d also love for you to help add some images!  If yo ucould provide us with an image of heartwrencher from the DDP comic, or white guy varient Alpine we could host here (or maybe something else you here us talk about), we would appreciate it. E-mail us at nerdrahtio@gmail.com

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G.I.Joe: More reveals for the club convention set.

attachment.phpT’Jbang’s , T’Jbangs, like a bullet to your brain.

That’s right, I began with a terrible Ricky Martin reference.   I’ve been behind in posting these, but let’s start with the latest.

A New Head from Boss Fight Studios, re purposed gauntlets from ROC storm shadow, and the chest armor from a POC storm shadow. The leg’s appear to be from Ret. Snake-Eyes with the ROC storm shadow torso

The colors are bright and colorful true to the 90’s original and T’Jbang is ready to slice up some zombies. While not an exact recreation, I think it easily feels the spot for those looking to recreate the classic line again with better articulation.

Next up is FLINT:

ecoflintFor Flint the neon has been toned down from the original! New head sculpt and removable beret that belonged (although was not revealed with) the concept case 30th anniversary line.  The Helmet was designed to be a cross between Flint’s classic helm and Ozone’s.  While I can place the arms and legs as belonging to Airtight, I’m not 100% sure on the torso, I think it’s Ret. Cobra trooper with Ret. Se’s web gear.

I think this figure is darn near flawless. Flint really needed an updated head with a removable beret, it’s a shame it’s not hitting retail as far as we know. The colors make sense for the mission, with out being to glaring.  I’m a big fan.

prior to this guys the club posted the Steel Brigade Commander:

02_Steel_Brigade_CommanderYou might recognize him from the infamous concept case of canceled/unreleased figures. he is made up of the popular shock trooper body with a a standard SB helmet first seen in the ME years as coming with Ret. Pit Commando.

The vest could use paint apps, but it’s not a bad figure and is desired by many. He may be a clue to the potential con attendee exclusives, as it’s hard to imagine him commanding no one.

Let us your thoughts below, or go head to forums.

-revsears

 

SDCC Transformers VS G.I.Joe set is up: Parts breakdown and commentary

autobot06_transformersAMERICANFLAG02USA Today has revealed numerous Hasbro SDCC exclusives, but the ones of most interest to me are those in TF vs. Joe set

So Here is  a quick rundown of the set (so far we know of no separate singles) with parts lists and commentary.

autobothound2013Parts list: The Classic Vamp now re deco’d as a G 1 Hound

Commentary: I’d much prefer this guy:

houndxoverThe classic Vamp is sad to say, Dated. While this probably a move to please vintage collectors, they already have plenty of Vamps to choose from. While the fan made image shows a vehicle that we have only seen in blue (at least with additional back panels)

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a review of: RAHC Guide by noted Author James Kavanaugh Jr.

The RAHC Guide is written by noted Author James Kavanaugh Jr. which you may know from the excellent What’s On Joe Mind podcast.

It’s obvious this work is a labor of love. it covers an era of  figures often looked down upon in a thorough manner. This is a guide for every figure and vehicle released from 1997 to 2007 and details their parts, what the came with, variants, and some trivia information. It isn’t a price guide, but it doesn’t need to be. Despite books like this including price guides, toy prices fluctuate enough that they can only be close to accurate briefly, and with this particular set of toys, sadly most of them are not as desired as the classic 12″ or ARAH figures, or even the more recent 25th to current style figures.

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G.I.Joe Rise of Cobra Review (Yes the first one!)

5by5nAs I gear up to see G.I.Joe Retaliation tomorrow (in IMAX 3D) i thought it appropriate to dig up a review I did of Rise of Cobra shortly after it came out. I have to say up front, that review was more of a long rant, and I’ve recently re watched the film so I tempered it quickly to arrive at this rough around the edges article.I wanted it out quickly in case someone had the chance to read it before the movie tonight. Warning, it’s long, and it could probably fit into that nerd rage category in a couple of points.

The first thing i want to do is list some positives, then I’ll look at the movie as just a film, then as a Joe film.

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1. A Few of the Positives:Christoper Ecceltson played a convincing Scottish Destro. Nods to it’s roots like “Yo Joe” and “Kung Fu Grip” are humorous and nice. It doesn’t take itself to seriously. It brought the name G.I.Joe to theaters. It felt more kid friendly and family appropriate than the Transformers movies, which i think is a big plus. My kid could see this well before i would let him see Bay’s sex obsessed explosion films. Continue reading

Ban on women in combat lifted, Lady Jaye, Scarlet, CoverGirl and the rest, now make more sense.

5by5nWhile you’ve probably already heard the news, you may not have thought how it affected one of our favorite (and my personal favorite) 80’s properties. I’ve been slow to get this up (my apologies) but instantly upon hearing the news, I instantly thought about how growing up I had already seen women in combat.  The ladies of G.I.Joe, may have even inspired some women out there, as the men of Joe inspired many boys to grow up to be soldiers.  To me, it at least helped with acceptance. Even before this news was up the Joe movies were continuing to stick to the comics and cartoons and show us women in combat.  The upcoming G.I.Joe retaliation has two tough ladies fighting on the Joe team.

While G.I.Joe may not be as well known as say G.I.Jane the movie, as portraying women in combat, it’s done it’s part, and will continue to do so.

To all our real G.I.Joes and G.I.Janes out there God bless, and although the ban is only just now lifted, we are thankful for the lives of all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and this has already included women.

To Hasbro, way to predict the future and thanks for showing us positive portrayals of some tough ladies.

For those curious the  list of female G.I.Joes are:  Scarlet, Lady Jaye, Covergirl, Jinx, G.I.Jane, Bombstrike/also called Bombshell, Mayday, Doc II, Dailtone II, Hashtag, Helix,  Freestyle, Vorana (or Diana/Volga), Firewall, Firewall II (IDW) Chameleon, Chameleon II (IDW)and I might even be missing some more from the IDW run.

 

Keep up the good work ladies

Jinx may hail from the Arashakage,  but in mutiple media has proven an important member of G.I.Joe (sadly out of all the Jinx toys we have been treated to lately, one that is screen accurate to this custom, doesn't seem to be coming.)

Jinx may hail from the Arashakage, but in mutiple media has proven an important member of G.I.Joe (sadly out of all the Jinx toys we have been treated to lately, one that is screen accurate to this custom, doesn’t seem to be coming.)

 

Lady jaye is the most millitary of all the main Joe ladies (Scarlet, Jinx, Cover Girl and herself) Sadly the movie figure doesn't look like this look either (c'mon Hasbro!)

Lady Jaye is the most military of all the main Joe ladies (Scarlet, Jinx, Cover Girl and herself) Sadly the movie figure doesn’t look like this look either (c’mon Hasbro!) also please ignore the old movie date! it will be out March 29th.

Keep up the good work ladies

Keep up the good work ladies