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10:00 AM on 04.05.2014

Community goes G.I. Joe in a very animated special episode

Once upon a time, cartoons were more obvious about their status as vehicles for merchandising. Cartoons would frequently introduce new characters, vehicles, and so forth, in a bid to promote either existent or upcoming mercha...

Scarecroodle


5:00 PM on 02.06.2014

Whoa! G.I. Joe turns the big five-oh! A whopping 50 years

G.I. Joe celebrates its 50th - that's right, FIFTIETH - anniversary this year. The line got its start in early 1964 as an 11.5-inch articulated figure with 21 moving parts. The figures were intended to honor military veterans...

Scarecroodle

11:00 PM on 01.17.2014

JoeCon 2014 figure theme revealed: Zombies!

Fun Publications has revealed the theme and first figure for their G.I. Joe-based JoeCon exclusive 15 figure set. G.I. Joe Collector's Club describes the story behind the set as this: COBRA's latest sinister plot involves th...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Harmony Gold suit against Hasbro over exclusive dismissed photo
Harmony Gold suit against Hasbro over exclusive dismissed
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

You might remember back in July Harmony Gold field a lawsuit against Hasbro over their SDCC 2013 exclusive G.I. Joe and the Transformers: The Epic Conclusion figure set which, among other things, includes a repainted/remolded Joe Skystriker made to look like the jet mode of TF character Jetfire. Well good news, Generals Joes is reporting that the lawsuit has been dismissed outside of court! It's believed that a settlement was reached between the two companies, though exactly what has taken place is unknown and probably never will be.

One thing is for certain, Harmony Gold made several demands of the court including the surrendering of profits and unsold figure sets, and a fine large enough to punish and make an example out of Hasbro. However, the figure set is now up for sale at HasbroToyShop.com so it's unlikely the settlement had any effect on Hasbro. It also appears that each company will be paying their own legal fees so that certainly wasn't a factor either. 

Who knows, maybe they decided it would be more beneficial to work together? I know I could go for a Jetfire reissue. 

[via Seibertron]

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6:15 AM on 07.27.2013

SDCC 2013: The Loyal Subjects

The SDCC vinyl party continues with The Loyal Subjects. Most of their stuff was from Transformers and G.I. Joe. Kicking off with Transformers, they had the classic Megatron and Bumblebee designs, as well as Comic Con exclusiv...

Tianxiao Ma

8:30 PM on 07.26.2013

SDCC 2013: Hasbro - G.I. Joe

G.I. Joe has turned up at SDCC once again with a continually dwindling presence. It's a solid toy line at a good price, but the troubles the second movie caused the toy line appear to be more than they can recover from. Hasbr...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

2:00 PM on 07.17.2013

Sideshow's Baroness shows why evil is hot

Sideshow Collectibles' 1/6 scale Baroness is now available for pre-order. The Sideshow exclusive version features an additional head and glasses. The Baroness is among the most iconic of Cobra's evil agents and, for many, is ...

Scarecroodle

12:00 PM on 07.08.2013

Hot Toys adds Evil Superman & GI Joe to Toy Fair lineup

Last week, Vanessa brought word of the first of Hot Toys' exclusive figures for the year, MMS 1/6 Captain America. Hot Toys has since added to the list with two new figures, the evil version of Superman from Superman III and ...

Andres Cerrato

9:00 AM on 06.06.2013

Hasbro's 2013 SDCC exclusives revealed!

USA Today has spoiled Hasbro's SDCC 2013 offerings. In addition to the previously announced Boba Fett with Han Solo in Carbonite pack  (US$50), Hasbro will be selling a DJ Pon-3 (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic; US$5...

Scarecroodle

5:00 PM on 05.30.2013

Soko Cat adds another preview for G.I. Joe Custom Show

With the G.I. Joe Custom Show a day away, here's one more preview of what you'll see if you attend. As a late addition to the lineup, New Jersey artist, SoKo Cat, has released previews of her customs she will have at the eve...

Vanessa Cubillo

9:00 AM on 05.29.2013

Carson Catlin's G.I. Joe customs for SubUrban Vinyl

Vanessa recently wrote about the upcoming G.I. Joe Custom Show running over at SubUrban Vinyl in New Jersey, which starts up this Friday, May 31st with Tenacious Toys. She included a few pictures of pieces that'll be shown at...

Kristina Pino



10:00 AM on 05.22.2013

Hot Toys Roadblock just misses the mark

When Hot Toys announced that they were making a 1/6 scale figure of The Rock Dwayne Johnson as his G.I. Joe appearance as Roadblock, I was excited. Excitement can quickly turn to apathy and that's kind of the case here. Hot T...

Andres Cerrato