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Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« Reply #120 on: July 1, 2006, 02:03 AM »
GI Joe amazes me...

When you look at the greatness that is this line from its inception to today, even with the lows, this is probably the greatest boy's toys line ever if you ask me.  I know we're on a Star Wars board and there'd be plenty of people to pipe in and claim otherwise, but at the end of the day Star Wars does NOT have the popularity required to generate a yearly convention, much less to have Hasbro's ear enough to get exclusives for said conventions among the other perks Hasbro delivers with GI Joe.

Sigma Six seems like it's not doing badly, but man the 3.75" line just keeps on rocking.  GI Joe is a line that if I were rich I'd be knee deep in it. :)
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Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« Reply #121 on: July 1, 2006, 03:09 AM »
I'm betting the 3.75" line isn't going to last much longer. Maybe a couple more series of DTC stuff, but everything's been done in that scale. I assume we'll find out during this weekend's con.

I guess that's why Sigma Six has two different scales, and neither are 3.75". I suppose  Hasbro could have done some of the Sigma Six stuff in a 3.75" scale instead of 2.5", but such is Hasbro.
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Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« Reply #122 on: July 1, 2006, 02:22 PM »
I might be wrong.

http://afigures.com/g/?mode=album&album=2006_GIJoe_Convention%2FDay_2_Hasbro%2FDTC-TRU_Exlusives

Six-pack of vintage-colored Vipers? Sold American.  :)
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Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« Reply #123 on: July 2, 2006, 11:05 AM »
Here's a link to some photos of the upcoming 3 3/4 at the con.

That Cobra Officer looks sweet, but I love the Night Viper... That looks plain kickass. The Viper 6-pack looks great, if i can find it. Strange we didn't see any more comic 3-packs, I like that line. Lots of cool new stuff shown at the con, but i'm most excited about the Night Viper.


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Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« Reply #125 on: July 3, 2006, 01:36 AM »
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Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« Reply #126 on: July 4, 2006, 03:27 PM »
Is it out yet, it doesn't show up on Yojoe.com
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Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« Reply #127 on: July 4, 2006, 03:42 PM »
'Tis not out yet, I think September '06.

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Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« Reply #128 on: July 6, 2006, 12:18 AM »
Doh, My god I'm an idiot. Kevin no comments on that one. Its in Joe Con, so obviously its not out. ::)

I feel like an idiot :-[

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Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« Reply #129 on: July 7, 2006, 09:04 PM »
What really really sucks about my G.I.Joe collecting history is this. I lived 31 years of my life in New Orleans. Most of that time was spent collecting G.I.Joes. For the last couple of years Ive dreamed of a Joe convention coming to thown.

Last year Hurricane Katrina displaced me here to Tennessee, shortly there after, the G.I.Joe Convention in New Orleans was announced. But with no way to get back there in time, I missed it.

Now doesn't that really suck! >:(

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Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« Reply #130 on: July 9, 2006, 04:45 PM »
Ordered a DTC Cobra HISS off HasbroToyShop.

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Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« Reply #131 on: July 10, 2006, 08:30 PM »
Scored a VvV Desert Cobra C.L.A.W.S. at CVS of all places. It was accompanied by a VvV Cobra Sand Viper (Which I didn't pick up).

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Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« Reply #132 on: July 11, 2006, 12:26 AM »
If you're looking for VvV single packs, I suggest hitting a Dollar General or Family Dollar if you have one near you. They might still have some leftovers, and maybe some wave 7 two-packs.

I saw the ROCC at TRU today. It was $50, and certainly not as big of a box as I was expecting.
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Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« Reply #133 on: July 14, 2006, 01:23 PM »
Received my DTC Cobra HISS in the mail today from HasbroToyShop. This is one cool vehicle! Troop space, removable chin guns, gunner seat. Love how the pack-in Night Creeper is red, like the original '83 HISS Driver.

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Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« Reply #134 on: July 18, 2006, 05:12 PM »
Saw the new GI Joe Sigma 6 2.5 Mission sets at TRU. Broke down and picked up the Mission set with Duke's Quad. These are actually a lot cooler than I thought! Duke's Quad is neat, and the set also includes a pretty cool Cobra B.A.T.

The included "Mission Manual" is awesome as well, has a lot of info. The Duke and B.A.T. figures remind me a lot of the MASK toy line that was around in the 80's. All in all I give the "Desert Blast Quad Mission Set" The HunterofThePegs Seal Of Approval.