"G.I. Joe: Complete Series" Hits Retailers on November 10, 2009
Shout! Factory has announced that G.I. Joe: The Complete Series will be available for sale at retailers on November 10, 2009. The 17-disc DVD set, previously available only from Shout! directly, will contain the entire 1980′s cartoon series, representing over 36 hours of content along with a collectible booklet, rub-on tattoos, a 1 GB flash drive with special G.I. Joe comics stored on it, and exclusive DVD bonus features, all contained in a special “footlocker” case. The set will have a suggested retail price of $179.99.
The full press release follows:
G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO
THE COMPLETE SERIES
LIMITED-EDITION COLLECTOR’S SET
Jam Packed with 17-DVDs, 95 Episodes, Extensive Bonus Content, Voice Cast Reunion, A Collectible Book, a 1-GB “Dog Tag” Flash Drive Featuring 2 New G.I. JOE Silent Comics and much more in a Deluxe Footlocker Case
In Stores November 10, 2009 from Shout! Factory
This November 10, 2009, the action explodes onto DVD as the epic adventures of the original action hero arrive in stores nationwide in the ultimate collector’s set. Witness their fight for freedom as the G.I. JOE team faces off against the venomous COBRA organization and their bid to rule the world. For the first time ever, fans can own the complete series of the original animated television show that was a pop-culture phenomenon for a generation of kids in the 1980′s.
Now you can relive the original animated adventures of DUKE, SCARLETT, SNAKE EYES, FLINT, LADY JAYE and the rest of the team with G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero The Complete Series limited-edition collector’s set from Shout! Factory in collaboration with Hasbro.
Loaded with over 36 hours of content, this 17-disc collector’s set of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero contains all 95 episodes including the final episodes that have never been available on DVD until now, brand-new bonus features celebrating G.I. JOE’s rich history, a special collectible book, an exclusive 1-GB “Dog Tag” Flash Drive (USB 2.0) with G.I. JOE silent comics, and special Arashikage and Cobra Rub-on tattoos. All collected in a specially designed deluxe footlocker case. Plus, there is a special DVD place holder inside this case for the G.I. JOE original animated movie when it becomes available next year! A fan must-have for this holiday season, G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero The Complete Series limited-edition collector’s set is priced at $179.99 SRP.
EXTENSIVE DVD BONUS FEATURES:
Looking Back with writer Ron Friedman, Part One
Looking Back with writer Ron Friedman, Part Two
Looking Back with writer Ron Friedman, Part Three
“Knowing Is Half The Battle” PSAs
G.I. JOE’s Original 1963 Toy Fair presentation
Archival Hasbro toy commercials
Printable “Jungle Trap” Script
Every Day Heroes: The History of G.I. JOE
An in-depth and insightful look at the many lives of G.I. JOE, from action figures and play sets to comic books and animated series. Includes exclusive, brand-new interviews with those most responsible for the success of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero
Men & Women of Action: Creating the G.I. JOE Animated Series
A look back at the development and production of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero with members of the creative team and voice talent.
Voices of A Real American Hero
An unbelievable roundtable discussion with eight key members of the voice cast. Jack Angel (Wet Suit), Michael Bell (Duke), Gregg Berger (Spirit), Aurthur Burghardt (Destro), Corey Burton (Tomax), Richard Gautier (Serpentor), Neil Ross (Shipwreck), B.J. Ward (Scarlett).
Greenshirts: The G.I. JOE Fandom
An intimate look at those most touched by G.I. JOE: its legion of loyal fans.
Declassified: A Conversation With Larry Hama
An in-depth interview with the comic book writer most responsible for the unforgettable stories and characters of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero.
Fan Material – Live-action fan film Battle For The Serpent Stone.
G. I. JOE is the code name for America’s daring highly-trained special missions force.
Its purpose: to defend human freedom against COBRA, a ruthless organization determined to rule the world!
1n 1982 Hasbro made a bold statement when it launched its classic toy line of action heroes as an adventure-based team of unique characters, each with his – and her – own specialties. And because it captured the imaginations and hearts of kids aspiring to make a difference in the world, G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero was an immediate success lasting over 25 incredible years.
Street Date: November 10, 2009
Rating: Not Rated
Packaging: deluxe footlocker case
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Suggested Retail Price: $179.99
Running Time: 36.5 hours
Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children’s and family leisure time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as G.I. JOE, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, CRANIUM and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. (C) 2009 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 boxed 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 www.shoutfactory.com