You already know that I am a huge Transformers fan but you might not know that I also enjoy G.I. Joe. While I didn’t collect the toys like I did the Transformers I did watch the cartoon every day as a kid. The shows were back to back and so I watched a full on hour of Hasbro programming. I loved it. I also collected the comic books for both Transformers and G.I. Joe so I am pretty well versed in both universes.
When I learned that a new G.I. Joe sow was starting up on The Hub I was excited and I made sure that I watched every single episode. I loved how this story focused on a small group of Joes including Tunnel Rat, Snake Eyes, Scarlett, Duke and RoadBlock. The team ended up being accused of a crime that they did not commit. So they were on the run avoiding other Joes Flint and Lady Jaye. It was a good series and unfortunately didn’t get a second season. I really wanted that to happen.
The Renegades, this small team of Ordinary Joes, went from place to place looking for evidence to prove that Cobra was not a benevolent organization as its public persona was depicted but rather it was a criminal terrorist organization. There were some people in the Joe’s corner and many people looking to bring them in. The series introduced us to many beloved G.I. Joe characters in new and interesting ways. We met up with Shipwreck, Barbecue, Law & Order and many more characters. We also got a cool origin for Zartan, Destro and more of the Cobra characters. I liked the storytelling and the art for the show and again wished it had continued.
There was almost an A-Team vibe to the show and that was reflected right off in the opening credits.
Today Season One Volume one of the series is out in stores. Here are a few clips for you to watch and decide if this sis the series for you. It is only one season but it was a good season and for any G.I. Joe fan it is worth watching.
And here is a full press release about the show and the DVD release.
BRANDED AS RENEGADES FOR CRIMES THEY DIDN’T COMMIT, A GROUP OF YOUNG HEROES IS FORCED TO TURN FUGITIVE AS THEY BATTLE TO CLEAR THEIR NAMES AND EXPOSE THE EVIL THAT IS COBRA
G.I. JOE: RENEGADES SEASON ONE, VOLUME 1
The First 13 Episodes from the First Season of Popular Animated Series
Produced by Hasbro Studios in a Collectible 2-DVD Set
OWN IT ON JUNE 5, 2012 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
This summer, prepare to join the action and witness the emergence of the heroic G.I. JOE team as a cadre of highly-trained specialists who are forced to band together to prevent the nefarious COBRA from achieving world domination. On June 5, 2012, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, will debut fan favorite animated series G.I. JOE: Renegades Season One, Volume 1 on DVD. Featuring the first 13 episodes from the first season, this collectible 2-DVD set is a must have for fans, kids and collectors and has a suggested retail price of $19.93. The initial product run of G.I. JOE: Renegades Season One, Volume 1 DVD set will include a Movie Cash offer to see the upcoming major motion picture G.I. JOE: Retaliation, in theaters June 29.
When a spy mission against Cobra Industries goes awry, a group of young G.I. JOE team members is forced to hit the road as fugitives. Now the team members — DUKE, SCARLETT, ROADBLOCK, TUNNEL RAT, RIPCORD, BREAKER and SNAKE EYES — must use their wits and elite training to prove their innocence to the world before being caught by the authorities, the COBRA organization or, worse yet, another elite military team called the Falcons.
With exciting, action-packed storytelling, spectacular animation, G.I. JOE Renegades, produced by Hasbro Studios, boasts an incredible voice cast, including Charlie Adler (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Lee Majors (Six Million Dollar Man), Clancy Brown (Shawshank Redemption), Jason Marsden (Batman: The Brave and the Bold), Johnny Messner (Tears of the Sun) and Kevin Michael Richardson (The Batman).
G.I. JOE: RENEGADES – SEASON ONE, VOLUME 1 DVD set
Street Date: June 5, 2012
Running Time: +/- 5 hours
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio: English, Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Stereo
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world-class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as THE TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro’s multiplatform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. © 2012 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.
Disclosure: I received a copy of the DVD to review. I also personally watched the entire run of the show on my own before this came out and enjoyed it. Opinions are 100% my own.
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