This one's more rumor than "reel" at this point. The awesome poster that you see to the right was actually created by a fan from the promotional photos that have been released by Channing Tatum's upcoming big budget film 'G.I. Joe'.
As far as the new action figure is concerned, I found the photo below at FusedFilmBlog.com, but I have not been able to confirm if this really is an example of the action figure that will be released by the toy company Hasbro for the character Snake Eyes.
Since the first promotional photo the film released was also Snake Eyes, there may be some truth to this one. Seeing the photo below gives me hope that we all may be able to have some or all of the action figures for Channing's character Duke in our stockings for the holidays. *fingers crossed*
Regardless, I can't wait to see Chan's action figure, and I'll keep everyone posted.
UPDATE (6/7/2008): Thanks to CTU reader Ludracul for pointing me in the right direction on this one. The photo above is a 12-inch premium figurine that will be released by the specialty toy company Sideshow Collectibles, a leader in the manufacturing of licensed and proprietary high-end toys.
In February, Sideshow signed a licensing agreement with Hasbro, Inc. to create a new line of 12-inch figures based on characters from the 'G.I. JOE VS. COBRA' Universe. From the press release that I found, it's highly possible they may also be creating collectibles for the 'G.I. Joe' movie too.
Sideshow's line of G.I. JOE 12-inch figures will offer highly detailed, mixed-medium versions of fan favorite heroic G.I. JOE and villainous Cobra characters. In addition to the regular action figures that Hasbro will release for the film at some point, the specialty figures from Sideshow are expected to release beginning in 3rd Quarter 2008, with retail prices starting at $79.99.
As the famed G.I. Joe public service announcements or PSA's always say..."And now you know and knowing is half the battle".