AdventureVault at the Movies: G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra

Yes, I know I’m a slowpoke, but last night I went and finally watched G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. When I was a kid, I watched the cartoon but I’ve never read the comic book.  I collected the toys back then also, but until the recent movie figures; the last Joe toy I bought was in the early 90’s. I don’t know everything there is to know about the brand, but I do know enough to get some of the “in jokes”.

Rise of Cobra Arctic Assault Snake
Eyes & Cobra Viper Commando

We had a great time at JoeCon. Nearly everyone we met was very nice, helpful, and loved G.I. Joe. The panels were exciting. The new product blew us away. In one word, it was awesome. There was only one bad side effect to the whole thing: since we've gotten back, we can't stop buying Joes. All of the ItsAllTrue Crew had been pretty good about not going crazy on ROC product so far. We knew it was solid, that there were some nice pieces in there, but we were holding out for some of the more 25th Anniversary figures.

ItsAllTrue Review: G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra Ice Viper and Barbecue

You might remember that I ended my previous GI Joe ROC review, on Sgt. Stone and Shipwreck, with "The Ice Viper and that yellow Barbecue at Toys R Us are calling." Well, they called and my wallet answered. But, it's not that I'm weak - it's that TRU had a 2 for $10 sale. That's a game-changer right there. I even bought two more that I'll review next week. I know, I know. It's not just the sale. It's that I'm weak for cool toys. But hey, at least I get to take pictures and show them off, right?