A few days ago Paramount Pictures and Hasbro, Inc. announced how they are turning G.I. Joe into the next blockbuster movie franchise. Today, we have various promotional images from their new line of collectible action figures (3″ and 12″) and vehicle playsets.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is directed by Stephen Sommers will hit U.S. theaters on August 7, 2009. “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” focuses on an elite G.I. JOE Team that uses the latest in next-generation spy and military equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer DESTRO and the growing threat of the mysterious COBRA Organization to prevent them from plunging the world into chaos.