Well, it’s about time! For over thirty years fans have been clamoring for a Sunbow inspired Tomax and/or Xamot in their Extensive Enterprises suits and now we’ve got them!
Of course, for o-ring fans there was the Crimson Guard 6-Pack from Toys “R” Us which satisfied us somewhat, but this is a full blown modern era version with the right jacket and pants colors and everything. I’ll have to get a closer look at that flower deco, though…
Check out this final reveal at GIJoeClub.com… but don’t fret! There’s still Salvo. The Club is supposedly working on a new build for him, hopefully we’ll hear something about that shortly as well. Until then, check out all the FSS 5 entries as we know them now below!
It hits comic shops today, and I plan on having a review up within the next 24 hours or so, but figured I should probably post the preview at some point, too! Check it out below. This marks the final issue of this particular installment of the G.I. Joe: Cobra title before we get ready for another “reset” of sorts in May. G.I. JOE: COBRA #13 Mike Costa, Christos N. Gage (w) • Antonio Fuso (a & c)
After the shocking events of last issue, all bets are off for the last chapter of Chuckles’ undercover saga. He’ll have to face enemies, friends… and, finally, himself. Costa, Gage, and Fuso finally bring one of the most shocking GI Joe stories of all time to a close, and not everyone is getting out alive.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
The HubTVNetwork YouTube page in conjunction with their Facebook Fan Page has posted the clip that was debuted at Toy Fair yesterday!
Tomax and Xamot make their G.I. Joe: Renegades debut in “Brothers of Light”, airing 6:00pm on March 11th! Check out the embedded video below.
The Hub Network Facebook Fan Page has a ton of great G.I. Joe: Renegades, Transformers: Prime, and much more great content as well! Check it out now!
Once again, the MTV Movie Blog delivers with some very neat info regarding the potential sequel to G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Continuing their talk with the writers of the sequel, Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, the interviewer brought up the idea of Tomax and Xamot…and apparently the reactions of the writers gave it away.
“Oh yeah, well–” Reese said, catching himself before continuing, “… okay, maybe.” Both writers then laugh. A little too hard. Interesting. “I can’t say,” Reese continued. “You may have just read it off my face but I can’t say.” A pause. “Can’t say.”
But it doesn’t stop there, and when the interviewer pressures them a bit more…
“It could be a disaster,” Reese agreed. That’s when the bomb drops, the closest we get to confirmation that the duo will at least be attempted; Wernick adds “We hope to do it right.”
Tomax and Xamot have the potential to be pretty awful in a cinematic setting…but they also could be pretty cool as well. Sure, they were ridiculous in the Sunbow cartoon, but I think Larry Hama handled them quite well in the Marvel Comics, and of course, they’re deep, conflicted, and totally enthralling in G.I. Joe: Cobra. Hell, maybe we can hope that some influences will be pulled from G.I. Joe: Cobra (based on the popularity of that title) for the movie in general. But that might be hoping for too much.
Check out the embedded video below.
The G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has updated their Convention website, GIJoeCon.com with the box art for the upcoming Crimson Strike Team Convention set as well as a group shot. Click here to check out the update.
Most important item to note is that a crimson repaint of the RHINO helicopter is featured heavily on the box art which might indicate that it serves as the attendee exclusive this year.