Toys Spoil Yet Another G.I. Joe Movie Secret

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One of the furthest departures the upcoming G.I. Joe movie has taken from the original cartoon series is G.I. Joe‘s status as an “international peace-keeping force,” rather than “the real American hero.”

Of course this change was made out of $ensitivity to the international community, but since it was announced that the Joe’s would be more like the U.N. on steroids, it’s left us all with the obvious question, “So where does international G.I. Joe hang his hat?”

Be warned, there’s a spoiler for the film below…

Well you can thank the marketing machine behind G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra for ruining yet another of the film’s surprises: pictures of G.I. Joe’s new mobile command unit toy set, “The Pit,” have appeared online. Have a look.

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G.I. Joe’s new headquarters

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An elongated look at G.I. Joe’s new home

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Is this a G.I. Joe base? Or the bowels of a Transformer?

The pics aren’t the best, but you get the idea. In the G.I. Joe comic book, the Joe’s base of operations have been everything from a secret base hidden under a school to a secret bunker in the desert. Obviously director Stephen Sommers wanted to go bigger and better for the film, but I’m not sure how I’m going to feel about seeing a huge mobile tank-ship rolling around the countryside. Seems like a whole lot of Star Wars tech getting shoved into a “real-world” setting. (But really, hasn’t everything from the G.I. Joe movie seemed that way so far?)

Man, I have no idea what to expect from this film. The more I see, the more it seems like it’s going to be over-the-top ridiculous. But that’s just what I think: how do you feel about G.I. Joe’s new mobile command center? Is it getting you psyched for the film?

G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra hits theaters on August 7, 2009.

Source: MTV News

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  1. @John

    LOL, most definitely! Then again I loved the bigger G.I. Joes they had when I was a kid and those HUGE accessories, like the Apollo space capsule. :-)

    Vic

  2. Vic I don’t think they’ve made those toys you’re talking about since 1886.

  3. Oh my gosh… that’s SO funny! Really, I can’t stop laughing.

    :-P

    Vic

  4. Vic’s a fan of the kung fu grip

  5. Word on the street is that if you mess with him, Vic will kung-fu grip you up. Best not mess with him.

  6. I’m not sure if it’s getting me psyched, but that would’ve been cool to have as a kid.

  7. The USS Flagg was my favorite GI Joe Vehicle as a kid. That thing was huge!! That and the Terrordrome (thats what it was called right??). I just know it was the big Cobra base with the dome that opened up to reveal a vehicle.

  8. I’m really torn about this, ever since I read about he wonderful nano-suits they’ll be wearing (G.I. Joe meets Crysis?) /sarcasm off. However, the mobile command center doesn’t seem to odd to me… As long as they don’t drive EVERYWHERE. heh

  9. I’m hoping for the best out of this movie. I loved this version of Joe as a kid. I also saw it destroy itself as the years went by with too much over the top sci-fi. I would feel better if they had shown anything that looked like it’s used or worn by the real US military.

  10. GIJoe might have been a Real American Hero, but the Joes always did have jurasdiction over the entire planet and was made up of soldiers from all over the world.

    I like the use of $ensitivity as it does speak volumes, however aside from changing the subtitle, they didn’t change much about the Joes mission to defend the world from terror.

  11. I kindof understand the whole international angle, but it seem the producers have forgotten the meaning of G.I. – Government Issue. That makes reference to WWII soldiers.

    I always imagined a GI Joe, with a more realistic look, not like the 3 1/2 inch replicas of Snake-Eyes action figure.

  12. @Joshua Edwards
    the exo-suits are similar the most recent G.I. Joes cartoon, Sigma 6. In Sigma 6 all the G.I. Joes had ability booster armor.

    IMO, it not very big if it the film has a vehicle like it in the film, I’m just not impressed in the design. IMO, It an ugly toy. Hope they have better ones like the G.I. Joe S.H.A.R.K. or G.I. Joe Sigma 6 Sub base.

  13. Ken & Ian,

    I’ve delete the last three comments here because things were getting a bit ugly. Please just drop it, no more replies to each other on this topic.

    Thanks,

    Vic

  14. I’ve been a fan of G.I.Joe since the org series of 3.5″ (have just bout every ninja). But this set… bout only ones I like are SE/SS & Scarlet… rest seem to be to “gotta look like the movie” ish. Def pic up my “team” though :) And cant wait for the movie

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