Hasbro and Paramount announce G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Visionairies, M.A.S.K. and ROM Interconnected Movie Universe

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You may remember that last month we brought word that [url=http://cobraisland.com/whats-the-plan-for-the-next-g-i-joe-movie]Akiva Goldsman Is To Lead A Writers Team For Upcoming G. I. Joe Movies[/url]. Thanks to [url=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/paramount-hasbro-gi-joe-universe-848920?utm_source=CobraIsland]The Hollywould Reporter[/url], we now have word on the other brands that will apparently reside alongside G.I.Joe in this new movie universe. Those brands include Microauts, Visionairies, M.A.S.K. and ROM, Space Knight (?). From THR:

Paramount Pictures and Hasbro are embarking on a new universe of interrelated characters and stories. The studio — which is already in the process of expanding its Transformers universe after four movies based on that popular Hasbro toy line — is announcing a new deal with Hasbro on Tuesday that will see Paramount and Allspark Pictures, Hasbro’s film label, build an interconnected, cross-property onscreen universe, featuring characters from five of Hasbro’s other brands: G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Visionairies, M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) and ROM.

This scenario points to Hasbro’s Unit-E initiative, which was initially [url=http://news.hisstank.com/2011/10/17/unit-e-nycc-2011-exclusive-comic-hasbro-universe-issue-0-10784] reported on 4 years ago at NYCC [/url]. To refresh your memory, we’ve mirrored some of the scans we shared back then with this story. So, what are your thoughts? Do you think the likes of Micronauts, Visionairies, M.A.S.K, ROM and G.I.Joe all fit within the same universe, or do you think individual attention should be paid to our beloved Modern Army Action Figure? Read on for the full press release then join us here for discussion already in progress! – [url=http://www.cobraisland.com/forums/showthread.php?23608-What-s-the-Plan-for-the-Next-G-I-Joe-Movie]What’s the plan for the next G.I.Joe Movie?[/url]

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G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Versus 2 Packs In Package Images

With both the SDCC 2015 & 50th Anniversary G.I.Joe offerings hitting eBay, it’s nice to get a look at what the upcoming assortment of figures will look like when painted and packed. Thanks to Hasbro, we have a sneak peek at the upcoming G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Versus 2 Packs in package!

The G.I. Joe team continues their ongoing battle against the Cobra organization this summer in our “Versus” 2-packs. Enjoy your first look at the packaged samples for these key showdowns in the “Joe vs. Cobra” conflict:

  • CLASSIC CLASH: Spirit Iron-Knife vs. Storm Shadow
  • MARINE DEVASTATION: Gung-Ho vs. Cobra Shadow Guard
  • HUNT FOR COBRA COMMANDER: Shipwreck vs. Cobra Commander
  • TROOP BUILD-UP: Steel Brigade vs. Iron Grenadier
  • SWAMP STEAM: Blowtorch vs. Croc Master

Look for these “Versus” 2-packs at your local Toys ‘R Us store, and online at [url=http://www.bigbadtoystore.com]BigBadToyStore.com[/url] in early August! You can join in on the discussion here – [url=http://www.cobraisland.com/forums/showthread.php?22767-G-I-Joe-50th-Anniversary-Versus-2-Packs-In-Package-Images&p=171876#post171876]G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Versus 2 Packs In Package Discussion – CobraIsland.com[/url]

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IDW Publishing August 2015 G.I.Joe Solicitations

Check out what’s coming our way from IDW this August! –

  • G.I. Joe: Sname Eyes – Agent Of Cobra (TP)
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #217 
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #217 Subscription Variant
  • Transformers vs. G. I. Joe #9
  • Transformers vs. G. I. Joe #9 Subscription Variant

We have a breakdown of each title along with a sneak peek of each cover, so continue reading to take a look and to join us for discussion already in progress! 

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Happy Anniversary, G.I.Joe Resolute!

Can you believe it? This week marks the 6th Anniversary of G.I.Joe Resolute!

G.I.Joe: Resolute was an animated series that offered viewers a much more mature take on the G.I.Joe franchise. The series originally debuted on the internet, as clips that aired on Adult Swim Video. With a Content rating of TV-14V, it was clear to see why this series was a hit with fans, as it gave us all the “big kid version” of G.I.Joe that many of us had been waiting for. I’d even go as far as to say G.I.Joe Resolute is the best G.I.Joe movie out there to date.

Resolute spawned a line of figures, from single carded offerings, to comic packs and multi packs. This included Modern Era “Resolute” style figures of Cobra Commander, Cobra Trooper and Duke (single carded). A five-figure “Resolute” box set was also released, with Cobra Commander, Cobra B.A.T., Cobra Officer, Cobra Trooper and Duke, repainted in colors from the cartoon series. Two “Comic book 2-packs” were released, one with Destro and Shockblast, the other with Storm Shadow and Tunnel Rat. Both comic packs included Resolute comic books, with new stories by Mr. Larry Hama. The following year, in 2010, a Joe and Cobra Multi pack were released, giving fans many characters that may have not seen the light of day otherwise.

Check out the full movie below (in case you haven’t), then read more to join us for discussion already in progress!

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IDW G.I. Joe A Real American Hero #213 Preview

Check out the latest G.I.Joe A Real American Hero preview from our friends at [url=https://www.idwpublishing.com]IDW Publishing[/url]!

G.I. JOE’s original Ninja Commando confronts old enemies and new threats that may just put an end to Snake Eyes once and for all!

  • Story By: Larry Hama
  • Art By: S L Gallant
  • Colors By: J. Brown
  • Letters By: Neil Uyetake
  • Cover By: S L Gallant

 

  • Cover price: $3.99  Release Date: April 22, 2015

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