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Title: 25th Anniversary Line
Post by: Ben on January 19, 2007, 02:31 AM
First official announcement of the 25th Anniversary line. (http://www.hasbro.com/gijoe/default.cfm?page=news&newsid=35C82259-D56F-E112-452C2E891A19E111)

25 figures?  :o Holy buckets.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on January 19, 2007, 08:33 AM
yup, I saw that too....

25 Figures is more new figures than we've gotten in the last 3 years.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on January 19, 2007, 09:27 AM
I just read that this morning too, and it has me interested.  I haven't bought Joe in years really, aside from a couple figures 4 or 5 years ago, but if this is a VOTC-style concept with the vintage Joes from my youth, it might be tough to avoid.  And I want to cut back this year  ::).  I'm sure we'll get a glimpse of this at Toy Fair, and I'll be interested to see what it will be.  I know I'll probably at least want to get a few of these, if they turn out to be well done.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: blaster_e11 on January 19, 2007, 11:00 AM
wait n see, wait n see

that's good news though
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on January 19, 2007, 04:13 PM
25 all-new sculpt Joes?

Yes!

Guess this should put an end to alll of the "Deth of teh line" buzz...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on January 19, 2007, 09:03 PM
Ok just for the sake of Speculation....O-ring? or Not?  I think they would have to have it, just to pay homage to 25 years ago (when I got Short Fuze, Rock N Roll, and the FLAK for my birthday).

If the Sculpts were like VOTC I'm not sure I would miss it too much.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on January 19, 2007, 11:53 PM
Man, my first was Flash...  K-mart on the hill was brand new, and till then the only stores we had around were Fisher Big Wheel across the road from KM, G.C. Murphy down in Vandergrift, and little Ben Franklin stores (every town had one it seemed)...  KM opened, and my mother brought a Flash home for me and my brother each, knowing we'd get hooked on these things... 

I probably had 5 Flash figures over the years.  I always seemed to lose him every year in the snow, and every thaw we'd find the lost ones all faded. 

Oh good times...  good times.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 22, 2007, 04:05 PM
If the full line looks like this, count me in!!

(http://www.imperialholocron.com/photos/gijoe/stormshadow.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 22, 2007, 04:56 PM
That's pretty sweet!  Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes were always my favorite characters from gi joe.  I ditched all of my joe stuff in 01.  Collecting three toy lines from Hasbro was just getting a bit too expensive.  I may pick him up though, can't be like the kubrick addiction can it?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on January 22, 2007, 05:01 PM
That figure does look pretty spiffy, and if the rest of the line is up to this standard, I might be tempted to pick up a few.  It would be nice to get the whole line of 25, but I'm supposed to be cutting back this year - not adding new lines ;).  I'd definitely be tempted to get Snake-Eyes, Duke, and any of my other favorites from my childhood if they make them.  I hope we get to see a few more here soon, they do look nice.  Sort of a VOTC-ish concept for the Joes it seems.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 22, 2007, 06:01 PM
I hope we get to see a few more here soon, they do look nice.

Tune in tomorrow...

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on January 22, 2007, 06:36 PM
This line is starting to turn out great! Very VOTC-esque. I hope we see a new Crimson Guard in this line. Is the 25AC supposed to be a TRU exclusive, like DTC, or wide retail?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on January 22, 2007, 08:02 PM
I can't tell if it is O ring or not....look at the legs...

Either Way....I hope this line continues to the point we get Falcon and Repeater....

Those ROCK.

That is a really good StormShadow...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on January 22, 2007, 08:49 PM
I'm thinking that I'll be in on these too...  That's such a classic looking Stormshadow with an update to it...  Yikes I can't afford more ****, this is killing me.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on January 22, 2007, 09:03 PM
Found this listing for the first 10 figures on the TNI boards... Don't know if this is true or not, so take it with a grain of salt...

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GIJ 25TH ANNIVERSARY STORM SHADOW
GIJ 25TH ANNIVERS SNAKE EYES WITH WOLF
GIJ 25TH ANNIVERSARY COBRA OFFICER
GIJ 25TH ANNIVER CORBRA COMMANDER W/HOOD
GIJ 25TH ANNIVERSARY FLINT
GIJ 25TH ANNIVERSARY BEACHHEAD
GIJ 25TH ANNIVERSARY SERPENTOR
GIJ 25TH ANNIVERSARY BUZZER
GIJ 25TH ANNIVERSARY LADY JAYE
GIJ 25TH ANNIV COBRA TROOPER

If Serpy is done the same way as SS he will truly rock...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on January 22, 2007, 09:23 PM
I also saw on some of the Joe Sites that the rumor/speculation is that they will be 5 packs.  But that list of figures is 4 Joes and 6 Cobras .... Odd.

I was really hoping for the Original 13 in this new style...even more so now that I saw Storm Shadow.

If they did 82-87 like this, I'd probably buy them all...even Crystal Ball.

Zartan and all the Dreaknoks like this and I would have to find some 1:18 Harleys....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on January 22, 2007, 10:35 PM
New Serpentor? Sign me up.  :) But I'm taking that list with a big grain of salt- I'm surprised a Duke isn't listed in the first wave.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 23, 2007, 02:29 AM
Most of that list seems like a no-brainer.  So, real or not it's good speculation.  I'd be in for Snake Eyes, Beachhead and Lady Jaye off that list.

Duke is almost guaranteed as are, I would think, Stalker, Scarlet and Destro.  Zartan, Firefly, Baroness, maybe Rock-N-Roll? 

I don't know but I'm anxious to find out! 

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on January 23, 2007, 02:39 AM
Firefly is, was, and always will be my favorite Cobra so I hope he gets a damn skippy figure...  Lots of gear would be sweet since he always seemed like his pack should have removable bits.

I see the knees seem to be the double-jointed style used on the Army of Darkness...  I'm surprised they didn't adopt ball/sockets like Star Wars though, I find them to be superior personally, but still that's a fun looking toy...  God I miss my childhood.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on January 23, 2007, 09:30 AM
From what I've read, it sounds like there will be a new one posted every day this week - and also Hasbro's site says that the Stormshadow is the first of 10 previews, so hopefully that list above is accurate.  I'd really like to see what they do with Snake Eyes.  Sure, he's the one it seems like everyone likes, but I can't help it, he was my favorite as a kid too :).  Like others have mentioned, I really don't need more stuff to buy, but this is going to be awfully tempting.  Like Jesse mentioned, this really brings back memories of my childhood too.  Star Wars, Marvel Comics, and GI Joe, and MOTU were the big ones for me, and I always thought the Joe line was so much fun with all of the characters, vehicles, playsets, etc.  Those were the good days, when playsets and vehicles were almost as much a part of the line as the figures were (especially for SW and Joe).  Between a friend of mine and myself, I think we had almost everything from the Joe line in the 82-85 timeframe (he had most of it, actually), and I have a lot of fond memories of the Real American Hero from back then :).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 23, 2007, 10:41 AM
Firefly was my favorite as well.  I loved everything, the outfit, accessories, the mystery behind the character.  My favorite Joe was Gung-Ho but I also liked Airborne and Recondo a lot.

I even liked Duke back then but lately I'm getting tired of seeing him on the pegs in the Sigma 6 line...he's the Vader of the new Joe line, overdone.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 23, 2007, 12:08 PM
Not unexpected:

(http://www.imperialholocron.com/photos/gijoe/duke.jpg)

I'm still not 100% sure if these have O rings or a different type of hip articulation.  They do look to be at least as good as an O ring if not better...possibly using the ball joints more like the 12" Joe or 8" ML figures?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on January 23, 2007, 12:28 PM
Thanks for posting the pics efranks.  Another great figure there from the looks of things, and this line is really starting to reel me in.  I'll have to see Snake Eyes before I decide for sure, but I'm leaning that way now.  Nice to see a Duke figure, he was my first GI Joe figure when I was a kid, so I have fond memories of the v1 Duke.  So far, these first two figures look amazing though.  Tough to tell with the hip artic, like you mentioned, but it does look to be well articulated either way.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 23, 2007, 12:55 PM
Meh....Not too excited about Duke.  I never really did like his character as a kid and I still wish they would have killed him off in the movie like they were supposed to.  Storm Shadow still has me very intrigued though.

When are these expected to hit and will they be at retail or online only??
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on January 23, 2007, 03:17 PM
Ok, I am still in.....they probably won't lose me till they do neon colors or Sigma Suits.

And I would accept figures like Bar B Que, who was originally orange.  I mean that later years, like 89 and later (which is when they lost me the first time).

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on January 23, 2007, 04:48 PM
Duke looks OK. Just not a fan of his character.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on January 24, 2007, 01:38 AM
Is the scale specified on these?  Are they definitely 3.75"?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on January 24, 2007, 03:59 AM
The newest new sculpt figures look cool but they won't fit in with the old sculpt figures.  However, they look a lot better then many of the 2002-2006 new sculpt figures.  I'm not sure of the size or how these are packaged but many people hope they are like the Star Wars VOTC figures.  However, I also heard they may be sold as 5-Packs with 2 initially.  These look a lot like super articulated/votc Star Wars figures.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on January 24, 2007, 09:43 AM
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Is the scale specified on these?  Are they definitely 3.75"?

According to Hasbro's official announcement (http://www.hasbro.com/gijoe/default.cfm?page=news&newsid=50C38D7B-D56F-E112-40940CA8604CEA2F), they will indeed by 3 3/4" - so that's good news.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 24, 2007, 01:12 PM
(http://www.imperialholocron.com/photos/gijoe/scarlett.jpg)

Looking at Scarlett it appears they're using a new type of hip articulation for this sized action figure.  It looks sort of like the articulation you'd see on a 12" Joe figure.  So far I'm impressed, 3 for 3.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on January 24, 2007, 01:26 PM
Damn, Hasbro has some great stuff lined up for this year.  :o
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 24, 2007, 01:37 PM
Scarlett looks okay, but her legs remind me of a praying mantis for some reason.

Damn, Hasbro has some great stuff lined up for this year.  :o

Too bad the same can't be said for the Transformers line.  :-\  That's not Hasbro's fault though, I blame that on Michael Bay.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 24, 2007, 02:06 PM
Well, we can always blame Michael Bay.  he's like the federal government, you can always find fault with it.

I see what you're saying about Scarlett's legs.  I don't have a huge problem with them.  Too bad they aren't double jointed like Stormshadow and Duke appear to be.  Probably just that the legs are too thin to support that extra articluation point.

I think that's one of the best looking Scarlett figures ever, especially the head sculpt.  Hasbro always seems to miss with that character.  Either they get the outfit, paint scheme and body right (version 6 in 2004) and the face wrong, or the face looks pretty good (version 5 2004 from the 3-pack) but it's an otherwise bad/boring figure.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on January 24, 2007, 10:41 PM
I am still in.  She looks very Sigma 6-ish in the torso.  But still a good figure.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on January 24, 2007, 10:46 PM

Damn, Hasbro has some great stuff lined up for this year.  :o

Too bad the same can't be said for the Transformers line.  :-\  That's not Hasbro's fault though, I blame that on Michael Bay.

I'm hoping we're surprised somehow, ala a return of the reissues. Hasbro has to know that a good portion of the fan base is so turned off by the designs that they won't buy any toys, and they'll need something to keep us interested.

To keep this on topic, are there any vehicles planned for this line? I can't recall now. It'd be great to have a rereleased Rattler or something big to go with this line. Man, a USS Flagg TRU exclusive would be neat, but I doubt that will ever see the light of day.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on January 25, 2007, 12:48 PM
Not to spoil the surprise for anyone, but I noticed in this thread (http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=5798&start=45) someone has posted the urls for a handful more of the new Joe figures (probably to be revealed the rest of this week and next).  If anyone wants a look at them now, probably better get to steppin before they are taken down :).  Pictures are Snake Eyes (v1), Cobra Commander, Destro, Baroness, Gung Ho, Road Block, and Cobra Trooper.  They all look pretty amazing to me, and I'm definitely going to at least be picking up Snake Eyes - and maybe a few others - but the whole line is looking awfully tempting at this point.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 25, 2007, 12:55 PM
Good Lord!!   :o

I'm officially in on this line!  I sure hope that this won't cause me to back track to the vintage era though.  That's the only thing that I'm afraid of.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 25, 2007, 01:56 PM
Crap, I wish I'd seen the Snake Eyes.  I'm sure he'll be one of the 10 that are going to be previewed this week and next.  Gung-ho is today's preview.

(http://www.imperialholocron.com/photos/gijoe/gungho.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 25, 2007, 02:04 PM
Ah, scratch that.  Found the photos on RS.  I figure Neal won't mind me posting them here.


(http://www.imperialholocron.com/photos/gijoe/baroness.jpg)  (http://www.imperialholocron.com/photos/gijoe/cobracommander.jpg)

(http://www.imperialholocron.com/photos/gijoe/cobratrooper.jpg)  (http://www.imperialholocron.com/photos/gijoe/destro.jpg)

(http://www.imperialholocron.com/photos/gijoe/roadblock.jpg)  (http://www.imperialholocron.com/photos/gijoe/snakeeyes.jpg)

So far, I'm 100% in on this line.  The one thing I hope they fix is the eyes/glasses on the Baroness.  Somethings off there but it's an otherwise excellent figure.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 25, 2007, 02:10 PM
Ya, I'm kinda getting a Harry Potter/Where's Waldo vibe from her.

Pictures are Snake Eyes (v1)

So there's going to be more than one version of Snakey?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on January 25, 2007, 02:25 PM

So there's going to be more than one version of Snakey?

I think he meant it's a update of the original goggled Snake Eyes figure, not the more popular one that came with Timber.

Why did I have to see these?  My Joe collecting playing days ended about 20 years ago, but these look too good to pass up.  Must resist.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on January 25, 2007, 02:55 PM
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Why did I have to see these?  My Joe collecting playing days ended about 20 years ago, but these look too good to pass up.  Must resist.

Same here Mikey.  It probably would have been better to not have seen these at all ;).  I was pretty big into Joe as a kid, but have - for the most part - stayed away from any modern stuff aside from a couple of Snake Eyes figures here and there.  After seeing these though, I'm really thinking about trying to collect this line.  There is supposed to be 25 total this year (for the 25th ann.), and I could see having the whole collection on a shelf together.  I'll at least get SE, and probably a handful of others, but we'll see about price/availability as well.  I'm already thinking what I can pass on from other lines to justify affording these.  The ole budget was supposed to go down by 1/2 this year, so its sort of a checks and balances system for me :).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Lady Jaye on January 25, 2007, 03:56 PM
Yup my budget has gone out the window!! With these I am back into GI JOE!!! These things are to beautiful to resist!! ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on January 25, 2007, 04:12 PM
  I figure Neal won't mind me posting them here.


Not at all.  If you didn't, I was going to.
 ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on January 25, 2007, 05:49 PM
I have usually been able to slide each year either toward Joe or Star Wars because they rarely had good years at the same time (At least since 2000)...but this year they will both be getting a good amount of attention.

After seeing these 10, I am hoping the other 15 look as good and that we see many more than 25.  If NOT, I'll be sad, but it is a great way for Joe to go out.  Not like DTC wave 4 with a Wimper, but with a hearty YO JOE with the 25. (It will be more like 50 for me as I army build Cobra Troopers)  These are also the first Joes in a while that I didn't discard their weapons and get some from Marauder John.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on January 25, 2007, 08:21 PM
Destro ROCKS. Love the M.A.R.S. briefcase. Cobra Trooper is neat, but I already have the DTC version.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on January 25, 2007, 09:07 PM
Ok, we had ten figures shown / leaked:
1. Storm Shadow
2. Duke
3. Scarlett
4. Gung Ho
5. Baroness
6. Cobra Commander
7. Destro
8. Cobra Trooper
9. Snake Eyes
10. Roadblock

Any guesses to the final 15?  I'll take a stab at it and see how close I come:

1. Stalker
2. Spirit
3. Flint
4. Lady Jaye
5. Beachhead
6. Shipwreck
7. Rock and Roll
8. Hawk
9. Zartan
10. Torch
11. Ripper
12. Buzzer
13. Firefly
14. Major Bludd
15. Tomax / Xamot (would Hasbro split them up?)

That gives you 13 Joes and 12 Cobras - fairly balanced and probably the most well known and popular characters.  I'm unsure of the Dreadnoks being included, but I'll leave them.  I can see Hasbro releasing Zartan's siblings and either Mindbender or Scrap Iron in their place.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Lady Jaye on January 25, 2007, 10:52 PM
I wonder though, if we go get Hawk, will it be Hawk, Gen Tomahawk, or Gen Hawk? Oh and will he be the MMC Field Commander or will he still be a General?? :)

I like your list Mikey. I would love to see Recondo, Mutt & Junkyard, Eel, a Snowserpent, or a Tele Viper!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on January 25, 2007, 11:06 PM
I like Lady Jaye and Mikey's list... I am pretty sure they can't go wrong...

I'd really like to see Snow Job...

Have y'all noticed that the 10 we've seen are all

1982 Era:  Snakes, Scarlett, Cobra Commander (Mail in), Cobra Soldier
1983 Era:  Destro, Gung Ho, Duke (mail in)
1984 Era:  Storm Shadow, Baroness, Roadblock (Duke on Card)

What does all this mean?  Nothing really, just one of those useless stats...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on January 26, 2007, 08:11 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if Serpentor was one of the 25.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on January 26, 2007, 09:14 AM
I think Mikey's list will probably be pretty close as well, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Serpentor either (or the Crimson Guard, those were always popular).  I wouldn't mind seeing Mutt and Junkyard, Barbeque, Dusty, Airtight, etc.  When I start to think about the line from when I was a kid, there's a lot I wouldn't mind seeing.  I read somewhere that there is a rumor that if these "25" do well, the line might continue, so that's good news (or bad news, depending on your budget :P).  I really don't know if I'll be able to stay away from these though, they really have the nostalgia factor for me, and look quite nice so far.  Now the question is, what will the pricepoint be?  Since they are Hasbro creations, we shouldn't be paying for the "license fee" like we supposedly do with Star Wars, but they've seen what collectors will pay for figures as well so we might be in for a surprise.  I think there has been rumors around of two five packs to start the line, or having these in 2 packs similar to the SW comic packs, but honestly the single packs would probably be the best bet overall.  I wonder if they'll be available at all retail outlets, or specific to a certain place (online or retail).  You would think these could go everywhere.  Now if they would just re-release or re-do the DVD season sets now too - since I missed them the first time and they're pretty pricey/difficult to track down now.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on January 26, 2007, 09:26 AM
Someone combined all of the pics of the first 10 into one larger pic HERE (http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/8079/gijoe25th0zf.jpg).  They look kind of neat all together like that.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on January 26, 2007, 10:11 AM
Dangnabbit are these sorely tempting.   I've said many times through the years here that I was a much much bigger Joe fan than SW back in the day (and longer too...)   By the time ROTJ came out I was done collecting SW Figures.  I only had Jedi Luke and that is it.  I was full scale into the Joe and MOTU lines at that time.  I had pretty much every figure from 1982 through 1987, lots of vehicles etc.  I know I have more Joes at my parents house than I have vintage SW stuff

So...do these tempt me enough to pick them up...hell yes.  They are basically VOTC versions of the main characters...and with 25 of them, I'm thinking long and hard about it.  Plus with Marvel pretty much wrapped up there is nothing else I am buying right now (outside SW of course).  What scares me is the fact that I'd probably go back and start picking up loose Vintage pieces...probably through 1987...to the tune of about $2000 :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darth_Ennis on January 26, 2007, 10:15 AM
You know, it's a pretty sad commentary, when I get MORE information on these from a Star Wars site than all my fave G.I.Joe boards combined. ;D Kinda pitiful when you think about it.

Finally I get to see pics of all of them. I am all over this line like a hobo on a ham sandwich.

Hopefully they concentrate on these instead of that abysmal Sigma Sux line.

Alas, no General Hawk yet. :'( But im pretty sure he'll make it to the second wave.

People have been nitpicking these guys to death, but i cant find fault in any of them. This is damn near a perfect line, and I cant wait to waste my hard earned money on buying multiples.

I wil be getting all of them of course, but I cant wait to see what customising potential they have, so I will have to wait until I actually get one in my hands. I guess it would be too much to ask for these to have the little screw in the back keeping them together wouldn't it. ;D ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on January 26, 2007, 11:57 AM
It looks like Hasbro must have given up since they already leaked, since all 10 of the figures so far are now shown on their Official Site (http://www.hasbro.com/gijoe/default.cfm?page=news&newsid=55D71BB3-D56F-E112-47C9328CC0A2FDF5).

Also, if anyone is interested, it looks like Hasbro has some of the old Joe cartoons from the 80s available to view online (http://www.hasbro.com/monkeybartv/default.cfm?page=Brands/BrandResults&brand=520&cat=7).  Not a whole lot, and I think they are edited a little, but even watching part of it brought back a lot of memories.  That opening theme song is a classic :).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on January 26, 2007, 12:06 PM
Man, that Cobra Trooper looks fantastic. Much better than the DTC wave 3 version.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on January 26, 2007, 12:11 PM
My next 15:

11. Flash ('82)
12. General Hawk ('82)
13. Serpentor ('86)
14. Grunt ('82)
15. B.A.T. ('86)
16. Stalker ('82)
17. Crimson Guard ('85)
18. Lady Jaye ('85)
19. Dr. Venom (Marvel Comics)
20. Buzzer ('85)
21. Doc ('83)
22. Snow Job ('83)
23. Zartan ('83)
24. Bazooka ('85)
25. Firefly ('84)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 26, 2007, 12:35 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing a battlepack of just the original core Dreadnocks.  I think the only one that has a chance of being made is Zartan if they're only going up to 25 figures.  I remember Road Pig, Slasher, Zarrana - and her brother, and I think there was some other dude - Crystal Ball?

Now if they would just re-release or re-do the DVD season sets now too - since I missed them the first time and they're pretty pricey/difficult to track down now.

I wasn't interested in Joe back when they were released, but I missed the last season of Rhino's Transformers box sets and it goes for well over $80.  I'd really like to complete that set even though Sony is re-releasing them this summer - different packaging to be sure and I'm a stickler about those sorts of things.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 26, 2007, 01:26 PM
I haven't spent a lot of time speculating on what other figures might be in the line but just off the top of my head I'd throw these out there:

Hawk
Major Bludd
Stalker
Viper
Firefly
Zartan
Crimson Guard
Flint
Serpentor
Lady Jaye
Beachhead
BAT
Spirit


That's only 13 but I think after those the figure choices start becoming a toss-up.  Those characters are all relatively core guys to the Joe universe.  I also think some good character choices would be Tele-Vipers, Dial-Tone, Flash, Outback, Recondo, Shipwreck, Rock-N-Roll, Clutch, Wild Bill, the original Dreadnoks (Buzzer, Ripper and Torch), Scrap Iron, Tomax/Xamot and Dr. Mindbender.

Hasbro has a really nice sculpt of a HUMVEE now but how cool would it be to see a classic VAMP with Clutch?  Maybe a 2-pack with a VAMP vs Stinger with Clutch and a Cobra Driver. 

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on January 26, 2007, 01:27 PM
Why did I have to see these?  My Joe collecting playing days ended about 20 years ago, but these look too good to pass up.  Must resist.

Thankful now for my senior's discount.  I have zero interest in these because the dinky little things aren't real GI Joe's anyway.  Where's the lifelike hair?  Where's the string you pull to get them to talk?  Where's the Kung Fu grip?  Bah. ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on January 26, 2007, 02:38 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing a battlepack of just the original core Dreadnocks.  I think the only one that has a chance of being made is Zartan if they're only going up to 25 figures.  I remember Road Pig, Slasher, Zarrana - and her brother, and I think there was some other dude - Crystal Ball?



I don't think Crystal Ball was a 'Nok.

I'd really like to complete that set even though Sony is re-releasing them this summer - different packaging to be sure and I'm a stickler about those sorts of things.

Where have you heard this? I'd love to get these, especially 'since Rhino's versions are so expensive on the secondary market. Are they rereleasing GI Joe: The Movie on DVD too?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on January 26, 2007, 03:26 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing a battlepack of just the original core Dreadnocks.  I think the only one that has a chance of being made is Zartan if they're only going up to 25 figures.  I remember Road Pig, Slasher, Zarrana - and her brother, and I think there was some other dude - Crystal Ball?

Zartan and the Dreadnoks were made up of the following in the RAH line back in the 1980's:

-Zartan (Deluxe Boxed Figure with Chameleon Swamp Bike)
-Buzzer (Blonde Guy with Ponytail and Chainsaw)
-Ripper (Black Mohawk guy with Jaws of Life)
-Torch (Brown Hair with Red Bandana and Flamethrower)
-Monkeywrench (brown hair with silver glasses and pitchfork gun)
-Zandar (Zartan's brother)
-Zarana (Zartan's sister)
-Zanzibar (Deluxe Boxed Figure with some Swamp Skimmer thing; he had a topknot)
-Thunder (included with Dreadnok Vehicle-I can't recall the name)
-Road Pig (big beefy guy with concrete block on a stick and shoulder pads)

These figures look really nice to me, and I'm extremely tempted.  I guess I'll wait and see just how much stuff is going to be out from the SW line this summer before I cave.  I'll at least get the Cobra Commander, just because I still have all my vintage ones and I even caved and bought the most recent Sigma 6 version.

As for my guesses for the final 15, based on character selection so far:

11.  Flint
12.  Lady Jaye
13.  General Hawk
14.  Zartan
15.  Firefly
16.  Serpentor
17.  Beach Head
18.  Stalker
19.  Crimson Guard
20.  Blowtorch
21.  Cobra Viper
22.  Grunt
23.  Major Bludd
24.  Rip Cord
25.  The Fridge

(Okay, I couldn't think of a 25th figure...) :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Lady Jaye on January 26, 2007, 03:30 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing a battlepack of just the original core Dreadnocks.  I think the only one that has a chance of being made is Zartan if they're only going up to 25 figures.  I remember Road Pig, Slasher, Zarrana - and her brother, and I think there was some other dude - Crystal Ball?

First off bite your tongue for even thinking Crystal Ball was a dreadnok!! No, no.....no, no,...no, no, no!! ;D There's also never been a Dreadnok named Slasher, probably thinking of Thrasher!

Zartan ('84)

Dreadnoks ('85)
Torch
Buzzer
Ripper

Zandar ('86)
Zarana

Dreadnoks ('86)
Monkeywrench
Thasher with Thunder Machine

Dreadnoks ('87)
Zanzibar with flying skiff

Dreadnoks ('88)
Roadpig

Dreadnoks ('89)
Gnagahyde


Thankful now for my senior's discount.  I have zero interest in these because the dinky little things aren't real GI Joe's anyway.  Where's the lifelike hair?  Where's the string you pull to get them to talk?  Where's the Kung Fu grip?  Bah.

Pfft, past your time old man! As was Star Wars! How did your old self even get into our line! Weren't you like in your 30's when Star Wars premiered??? :P Anyhow sorry that we got the better end of the Joe stick! We had file cards, different charcters and a villain! Who did you guys ever fight???   ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 26, 2007, 03:50 PM

Where have you heard this? I'd love to get these, especially 'since Rhino's versions are so expensive on the secondary market. Are they rereleasing GI Joe: The Movie on DVD too?

Various Transformer websites - Tformers.com and TFans.com message boards.  They're  supposed to be released to coincide with the release of the movie if not before then.  I don't have a direct source to link to at the moment as the "rumor" was ongoing a few months back.  I'll post in the Transformer thread when something new pops up.  I didn't hear anything about the Joe movie being released though.



First off bite your tongue for even thinking Crystal Ball was a dreadnok!! No, no.....no, no,...no, no, no!! ;D There's also never been a Dreadnok named Slasher, probably thinking of Thrasher!

Zartan ('84)

Dreadnoks ('85)
Torch
Buzzer
Ripper

Zandar ('86)
Zarana

Dreadnoks ('86)
Monkeywrench
Thasher with Thunder Machine

Dreadnoks ('87)
Zanzibar with flying skiff

Dreadnoks ('88)
Roadpig

Dreadnoks ('89)
Gnagahyde


Thanks for the history lesson.  It's been over ten years since I even thought about vintage Joes, so gimmee a break Lady  ;) 

Zanzabar.  Wow. I remember he had a really lame vehicle and he also had a "real" pony tail.  Thrasher/Slasher...I almost had it right.  I really dug his ghettoish style vehicle and his character was quite off if I remember correctly.  I think I dropped off in 88 because I have non idea who Gnagahyde is. 

This thread brings back so many wonderful memories of my childhood.  I was never really into SW as a kid as I didn't even know anything about it until I saw ROTJ in 83.  GI Joe and Transformers were HUGE to me though from 84-88.  I had almost the entire line at one point save for the FLAGG and the Terrordome, but I pissed it all away back in the 90's because I had no need for the stuff or any toy for that matter. 

I have a very bad feeling that diving into this 25th Anniversary line is going to cause me to go back and pick up all the vintage toys.

I wish this thread never existed. :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on January 26, 2007, 06:19 PM
D'oh, I said "Thunder" instead of "Thrasher."  Bad nerd.  ;D

Various Transformer websites - Tformers.com and TFans.com message boards.  They're  supposed to be released to coincide with the release of the movie if not before then.  I don't have a direct source to link to at the moment as the "rumor" was ongoing a few months back.  I'll post in the Transformer thread when something new pops up. 

There's also a trailer for the first collection(?) on the TF: The Movie 20th Anniversary DVD, disc one.  I have been checking fairly regularly to see if a release date has been announced, but one would think it would be relatively day-and-date with the live action film.  Depending on what people think of the LA film, you could either:

1-Go get the old cartoons because the movie made you think, "I forgot how cool TFs were!"

or

2-Go get the old cartoons because you thought the movie stunk and wanted to see how cool the TFs were back in the day.

Okay, TF thread hijack over, back to Joe stuff... :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Lady Jaye on January 26, 2007, 06:20 PM
No problem, anything to do with GI JOE from the 80's, I'm your gal!! Don't ask me too much about the 90's Joes cause I block them neon POS out!! ;D  And of course I block anything after RAH as well!! And don't ask me about the ancient Joes either!! They were way, way, way before my time!!

And yeah, Hasbro ruled the toy aisles for about 5 years, 84-89!! I too sold off a good amount of my stuff!! Damn teenage years! >:(

Thrasher was a so so figure, his face was goofy, but the Thunder Machine was one of my all time favorite vehicles! Still have it, but of course in played with condition!!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Aucassin on January 29, 2007, 11:43 PM
I don't really care what figures make up the last 15 since I'll probably get them all anyway, but I am hoping for Flash and/or Torpedo. Also, I found one TRU exclusive Hydrafoil on clearance for $19.98 tonight!  ;D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 30, 2007, 12:59 AM
The same leaked list of new SW items that's making the rounds today has Joe items on it as well.  There seems to be 3 5-packs and 10 single figures listed.  One 5-pack of Joes, one of Cobra and one drivers.

I'm assuming the 10 figures we've already seen are the first 2 5-packs.  The single packs, per that list, are:

Storm Shadow v2
Snake Eyes v2 w/ Wolf
Cobra Officer
Cobra Commander w/ Hood
Flint
Beachhead
Serpentor
Buzzer
Lady Jaye
Cobra Trooper

That would let someone pick up the first 2 5-packs and have a cool set but the single packs then give us some army builder Cobra's and second level Joes. 

I wonder if they'll put Zartan in a Driver pack?  I can't believe they'd do Buzzer without Zartan. 

One thing is for sure, I can't wait till Toy Fair to see photos of these.  As geeked as I am for the Star Wars figures, knowing the lineup for the year makes photos anti-climatic.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on January 30, 2007, 09:30 AM
Thanks for posting that info efranks.  I'm looking forward to seeing more from this line as well, and hopefully getting a better description of pricing/availability of these things.  I guess it doesn't bother me too much with the five packs and single figures combo.  I'm kind of leaning towards getting most to all of these anyways, and I probably would have picked up all of those first 10 anyways, so if they are in five packs - maybe it will make the hunt easier, or even make the price per figure a little cheaper overall since "packs" are usually supposed to be some sort of a "deal".  We'll see I guess.  Now we'll have to figure out who would be in the "Driver's Pack".  Like you mentioned, if Buzzer is showing up in the single packs, you would sure think that Zartan would have to be included somewhere.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on January 30, 2007, 11:50 AM
Ok, let me preface this by saying that I like Snake Eyes v2 and Storm Shadow v2, Cobra Commander with Hood and Cobra Officer.......I really like those figures.

BUT.....

If we go on the premise that these 25 are the ONLY 25 we are getting this year or EVER(although there are rumors to the contrary)...then I don't want to see any character get 2 versions at all.  I know the Officer is different enough and I am an Army builder even, but I'd really like to save those 4 spots for 4 more personalities.  If the choices were only these second versions and Crystal Ball, Mindbender, and Battleforce 2000, then yes give me the Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, CC and Officer.

As far as Drivers go, if the the single pack "10" is accurate then Zartan really must be one, since Buzzer without Zartan almost useless.

So here is my prediction for the 5 drivers, followed by my wishlist:

Prediction:
Zartan
Cover Girl
Cutter
Wild Weasel
Clutch

Wish List:
Zartan
Clutch
Grand Slam
Steeler
Wild Bill

I am thrilled with the lists so far no matter what.  I even got my RAH Joes out of storage over the weekend just to get some nostalgia time in, but I can't wait for the new ones.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on February 3, 2007, 07:24 PM
Scored the Cobra Viper Pit 6-pack at TRU yesterday.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 4, 2007, 01:56 PM
Scored the Cobra Viper Pit 6-pack at TRU yesterday.  :)

What is that??  Are they new or old molds??  All the same vipers??  Inquiring Fetts would like to know.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on February 4, 2007, 02:48 PM
It looks to me like that same Viper mold Hasbro's been using since 2001- torso, head, arms from the v1 Viper, and the legs from the v1 BAT.

I picked it up because of the so-close-to-RAH-it-hurts paint job on them all.

(http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/in/large/HAS12744.jpg)

I could have done without the "Officer" with the gold faceplate, but I can understand the desire of some collectors to have a little difference in their collections.
I'm sorely tempted to pick up another set, but $25 is a lot of cash for six rehashed Cobras.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 4, 2007, 11:42 PM
Looks pretty nice.  Thanks for the pic!  My bank account is sooooooo not looking forward to picking up another line.  Hopefully I can just pick up the anniversay figures and call it quits.  :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on February 7, 2007, 02:59 AM
Well, I kinda saw this one coming:

DTC wave 4: dead. (http://www.cobraisland.com/forums/showthread.php?t=592)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on February 9, 2007, 02:37 PM
Ok I saw a Hasbro Press release...

Looks like it is going to be 2 5-Packs of the ones we have seen and then 15 individual figures with 1982 throwback packaging and stands. 

Also of note is the 8 inch line going to a more "Military" look with a subline of Military Figures including Leatherneck, Beachhead and Shockwave.

Hopefully we can get some decent pics of these (25th Anniversaray at least) if they show them at Toy Fair this weekend.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 9, 2007, 03:15 PM
Good news, I suppose.  Did it say what the MSRP was??  I read the SW one and it said $6.99 - of which I'm sure we'll be paying more for this year.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jeff on February 9, 2007, 03:23 PM
Did it say what the MSRP was?? 

G.I. JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO sets

(Approximate retail price of $25.00; Ages: 5 & up; Available: Summer 2007)

Sure to delight fans both new and old, 25th Anniversary Figures are all new sculpts and the most detailed and articulated G.I. JOE figures ever! Hasbro kick-offs the anniversary with the release two special-edition sets, each containing five classic G.I. JOE characters from the A REAL AMERICAN HERO line. Characters include G.I. JOE force’s fearless patriots DUKE, SNAKE EYES, GUNG HO, SCARLET and ROAD BLOCK, as well as their slithery adversaries COBRA COMMANDER, DESTRO, STORM SHADOW, BARONESS and a COBRA TROOPER. Each pack also comes with a sound box in the shape of the G.I. JOE logo that plays the beloved theme from the G.I. JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO animated series.


G.I. JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO single packs

(Approximate retail price of $6.00; Ages 5 & up; Available: Fall 2007)

Each of the fifteen 3-3/4-inch figures – in replica G.I. JOE packaging circa 1982 – will feature new sculpts, enhanced articulation, and a base stand featuring the character’s name.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on February 9, 2007, 03:26 PM
Thanks for posting that Jeff.  Doesn't sound too bad, five all new figures for $25.  I'm definitely hoping to pick up the two 5 packs, and I'll go from there on the single packs.  Part of me would like to collect the entire line of 25, but it will depend on the fundage this summer :).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on February 10, 2007, 10:55 PM
The 25th looks even better in person.  WOW.  The Duke looks great (and I am not a Duke fan)...

Intreresting tidbits....only 25 figs this year.  They anticipate "Variants" if the line continues.  The rep kept referring to "this year" and "The first 25" so this line could have legs.

He confirmed that DTC Wave 4 does not have anywhere to go right now, do it may never see the light of day. 


The 5 packs with the GI JOE logo that plays music will also have pegs for the feet.

Instead of the usual one of each, I noticed that there were 2 Cobra Soldiers, with different guns and the helmets seem...SEEM...to be removable.  They are removable in the proto=type, but the rep said that issue had not been resolved in the production version.

Look for our pics here sometime this week, but we are getting the Star Wars stuff up first.

For those who love/hate Sigma 6...they are dropping that NAME, it will all be sub-lines of GI JOE.  So Adventure Team, Combat Force and 25th Anniv will all be under the same banner.

He also mentioned that the Sigma 6 cartoon is finished and done now too. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jeff on February 11, 2007, 12:09 AM
Look for our pics here sometime this week, but we are getting the Star Wars stuff up first.

JD's Hasbro GI Joe Folder (http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/imageFolio.cgi?direct=Conventions/Toy_Fair_2007/Hasbro_GI_Joe)

Man, I hate the idea of starting a new line, but I also hate the idea of not buying this Storm Shadow.   :-\

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2007/Hasbro_GI_Joe/TF_2007_GiJoe_0008.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 11, 2007, 04:32 AM
Wow.  The leg screw is even painted white.  Pretty!!  I'm so game for this line!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on February 12, 2007, 09:44 AM
We could not get shots of the back of the figs.  I was hoping to get to see if they had the "screw" in the back too, but I think with the torso articulation, that probably wont be there.

Jeff, the Storm Shadow is even COOLER in person.  I did notice that no-where on the Storm Shadow we saw did they have a Cobra Insignia on him.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on February 15, 2007, 11:44 AM
Hasbro (http://www.hasbro.com/gijoe/rah/default.cfm?page=25th) now has an official site for the 25th Anniversary figures, complete with the original toon theme playing in the background :).  So, with seeing the first 10 again at Toy Fair, and hearing of the news that they'll be in two five packs (with singles following), how many of you are still planning on collecting this line?  I still like it, and hope to at least get the two five packs, and then go from there, seeing what the budget will allow.  Hopefully they won't be too tough to get a hold of.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 15, 2007, 12:08 PM
Nothing has changed as far as I know, so I'm still in 100% on this line.  Hopefully if sales prove promising (I'm sure they will) then they'll continue this line past the original 25.  I'd love to see some re-issued vehicles mixed in as well like the original Rattler - not that that funky colored one that was a TRU exclusive a few years back.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on February 15, 2007, 01:09 PM
They need to reissue the WHALE.  :) Well, they don't NEED to, but it would sure be great.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 15, 2007, 01:54 PM
They need to reissue the WHALE.  :) Well, they don't NEED to, but it would sure be great.

That's that little sub thing or was it the Moray??  I'm pretty sure the Whale was re-released under the RAH banner around 2000/2001ish.  Still, it's been quite a while.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on February 15, 2007, 05:56 PM
The W.H.A.L.E. was released in 1984 and again in 1988 in black as the Night Striker.  It's the hovercraft and hasn't been re-released since then as far as I know.  If it had I would have bought it, instead I pieced a vintage one together.

  E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 15, 2007, 06:15 PM
Ahhh, the hovercraft.  That thing was sweeet!! Sorry about the misinformation, it's been quite a while.  This thread just sparked so many memories about Joes, but unfortunately it doesn't seem like enough brain cells have re-ignited   :-\  I should check my facts before posting crap.  I do remember that little submarine/ship thing did get re-released though, but I guess I forgot what it was called.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on February 15, 2007, 07:54 PM
I do remember that little submarine/ship thing did get re-released though, but I guess I forgot what it was called.

That was the S.H.A.R.C. (http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/84/sharc/)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 15, 2007, 08:48 PM
The WHALE was a birthday gift one year, and one of my favorite Joe toys...  Big...  It was a centerpiece to play around really.  Loved that thing.

My old dog was my life as a kid and she never chewed toys and things...  Good about that.  The one thing she did chew of mine was cutter, haha.  Of all the things, she chewed a figure I couldn't get a 2nd one of as a child.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on February 15, 2007, 11:26 PM
I always loved the watercraft in the GI Joe line. One of my friends had the WHALE and the Moray Hydrofoil, while I had the  Devil Fish and its repaint, the Tiger Fish. Seems fair, eh?  ;)

But I had everyone beat in the jet department. I had the Night Raven (http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/86/nightraven/), and there were many kids on the block quite jealous of that.

Funny how thinking about a Joe vehicle you never had will unleash all those memories.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 16, 2007, 01:24 AM
My brother had the SKystriker...  Outstanding toy. 

I have to say my favorite Joe vehicle of all time was the glider...  I had the cobra one, my brother the JOe one...  Those lasted, oh, a month or so.  We weren't hard on our toys either.  My dog at the time (before my lab) destroyed mine, and my brother's just lasted a while before wear and tear of hitting the ground during playing with it finally damaged it beyond repair.

Easily though, these were some of the best foam plane toys ever and they held Joe figures.  Brilliant!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on February 16, 2007, 01:46 AM
I still have my Joe glider.  I got it from, I think, my Grandmother but never really played with it because it felt so fragile.

I really liked the VAMP jeeps, I had both Joe versions, and I had the Rattler for my Cobra team.  I had more Joe vehicles than Cobra and even now, looking back, the Cobra stuff didn't match up well in the early days.  Some how I made it through childhood without a HISS tank though. 

Sometimes I wish I was still 12 when my buddies Todd and Mike and I set up huge wars across Todd's yard.  Man, I miss that.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on February 16, 2007, 10:26 AM
The Killer WHALE was actually the only "big" Joe vehicle I got as a kid.  I got it as a present from my parents, and had a lot of fun playing with that over the years.  I still have it packed away in our basement, although its missing several parts after it went through my brother's childhood as well.  He wasn't nearly as picky about keeping things nice/together as I was when I was a kid :P.  Those really were great toys though, thinking of all the things those vehicles did.  I remember the WHALE having missiles, working fans on the back, depth charges, and the lauching sled on the front.  Plus room for troops, and it floated!  If they ever did reissue this, I'd almost consider picking it up for our (future) kid, just because that was a lot of fun to play with.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on February 16, 2007, 03:35 PM
Don't forget that it also came with that little motorcycle.
Damn, I loved the WHALE.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on February 16, 2007, 08:00 PM
The WHALE is one of my favorite GI Joe vehicles too.  They also released through mail order around 1993-1994.  If you keep an eye on ebay you can find a complete one for around $50 once in a while.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 17, 2007, 08:17 AM
$50 doesn't sound too bad.  I went scouring Ebay the other day looking at vehicles and its OHH so tempting to start placing bids on stuff.  Especially on the Raven - never had that thing as a kid and it still looks so purty... I always loved the vehicles almost moreso than the figures themselves.

I so DON'T want to get back into this stuff but temptation seems to be getting the better of me.  :-\

I'm even giving serious thought to dumping my entire Star Wars collection.  :-X
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: jedipurge on February 19, 2007, 02:12 PM
$50 doesn't sound too bad.  I went scouring Ebay the other day looking at vehicles and its OHH so tempting to start placing bids on stuff.  Especially on the Raven - never had that thing as a kid and it still looks so purty... I always loved the vehicles almost moreso than the figures themselves.

I so DON'T want to get back into this stuff but temptation seems to be getting the better of me.  :-\

I'm even giving serious thought to dumping my entire Star Wars collection.  :-X

Don't do it!!!!  Don't do it!!!!!  But if you are by all means dump on me, what a minute that didn't sound right.  ::)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on February 19, 2007, 11:39 PM
$50 doesn't sound too bad.  I went scouring Ebay the other day looking at vehicles and its OHH so tempting to start placing bids on stuff.  Especially on the Raven - never had that thing as a kid and it still looks so purty... I always loved the vehicles almost moreso than the figures themselves.

I so DON'T want to get back into this stuff but temptation seems to be getting the better of me.  :-\

I'm even giving serious thought to dumping my entire Star Wars collection.  :-X

I hear you. I gave serious thought to dumping my SW stuff for vintage MOTU. But as I did more and more searching through MOTU stuff, I found that most of the carded figures are in pretty rough shape, or are on European cards. I was glad I didn't start parting with my SW stuff when I figured that out.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on February 22, 2007, 12:28 AM
I went scouring Ebay the other day looking at vehicles and its OHH so tempting to start placing bids on stuff.

I started scouring Bay in early 2004 for all the 1982-1994 line too.  However, I was hooked after receiving the first few boxes at the front door.  The thing with this line is the army building bug.  I started buying just Cobra troops but that soon led to most 1982-1991 Cobra figures.  Then I started buying a few extra GI Joe figures like Grunt, Zap, Flash and some others in multiples.  After that, I started buying vehicles and sets I already have because all these armies need something to drive or defend.  I have quite a bit of room to display a lot of this stuff which doesn't help me cut back either. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on February 25, 2007, 04:23 AM
A word of caution- I just bought a second Viper Pit pack (can't resist them Vipers) and one of the silver-masked guys had two left arms. So keep an eye out for crap like that. It's the first time this has ever happened to me, so I'm left wondering what to do. I pretty much tore the packaging to shreds opening it, and I really don't want to drive to TRU just to return this for one defective piece, so I'm wondering if those funky JvC BATS arms fit on the older figures like this. It might be a pretty inspired custom of necessity there.

And, this set all had funky o-rings that needed adjusting. I really hope the 25th figures abandon that thing completely.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on February 27, 2007, 09:06 AM
It looks like the Harcopy of the Master Collector newsletter has pics of a few more figures.

Snake Eyes V2
Cobra Commander with Hood
Storm Shadow V2
and Cobra Officer.

I have not seen the pictures yet.  It is sad...I like 20 miles from where they are mailed out and usually get mine after everybody else....

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on February 27, 2007, 07:52 PM
Also, the fourth MOTH set will include a repaint of the 1985 Snow Sepent and 1987 Ice Viper.  I'm a big fan of the first set repaint of Night Viper too and I can't wait to army build the arctic set.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on February 28, 2007, 09:30 PM
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p286/Hawkeyeprofromdover/25th1.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on March 1, 2007, 02:17 AM
Just saw them earlier today.  I'm still in!

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jeff on March 1, 2007, 10:18 AM
Damn.  Every time I see more pics I want these even more...  :-[

Those 5 look just as fantastic as the others.  Must resist...

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on March 1, 2007, 10:49 AM
Thanks for posting that pic Reid, these continue to look great.  I'm probably still in on these as well, although I probably shouldn't be :).  For awhile I thought about just getting the first two 5 packs, but I know I'll want that v2 Snake Eyes, Flint, and the hooded Cobra Commander.  Heck, I probably will want them all to be honest.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on March 1, 2007, 10:52 AM
I was hoping for more from Flint...but it is still a very  good likeness.  I can't even tell they used the DUKE mold for most of it.  I think the removable straps/harnesses really make mold re-use a non-issue for some of these.

V2 of Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow and CC are good.  I would have preferred different characters, but I am happy with these.

Cobra Officer...nice change up on the accessories, but he really needs an AK..or a Krink or something.  I also think the Soldier needs a  more "battle rifle" weapon too, but I'll take em.

I am ok with re-use also since back when I got my first Joes (in 1982) they all re-used parts...so if they took Snake Eyes V1 and made the original 13 out of him...I'd be ok with it.

Based on what we saw at Toy Fair, I will say the helmets for the Cobra Soldier/Officer will be removable, but the Rep there said that was still up in the air.

I am beyond in on these...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 1, 2007, 10:11 PM
I love flint...  Riot gun, webbing...  Seems his beret's stuck on him though and that's a little disappointing.  I think Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow are a slight overkill.  Cool, no doubt, but they should've left original SS as-is, and did a hybrid of the 2 SE figures since his original figure is great because it's how he originally looked but his 2nd figure was how most remember him since that's how he looked in the toons...  One of each of those characters would've been nice, and slipping in 2 others in their place would've been preferred, at least by me.

Cool nonetheless, and I'm really teetering on buying these.  I feel sure I'll at least get Flint, SE's, and SS's and pass on the others simply out of necessity.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on March 1, 2007, 10:38 PM
I like that Cobra Commander a lot better. I'm buying each and every one of these.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on March 7, 2007, 10:10 AM
TNI (http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=9&itemid=10970) has some more detailed pics from Hasbro of the next five Joe figures (Snake Eyes v2, Storm Shadow v2, Hooded Cobra Commander, Cobra Officer, and Flint).  These look pretty nice, I'm really looking forward to this line.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on March 12, 2007, 11:23 AM
I see BBTS has preorders up for the two 5 packs, if anyone is interested.  Looks like about $27.99 for each, or $54.99 for the set of two if I remember right.  I wonder how difficult these will be to find this summer.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on March 18, 2007, 02:57 PM
At the GI Joe show here in Dallas this weekend, I got to seem some Awesome customs.

I also talked a bit with Brian Savage of Collector's Club...looks like this years Con Exclusive will be 25th Anniv themed, but will be in the Old RAH sculpts.  At least that is the plan this far. He did add that, subject to mold availability...I guess the factory in China/Hong Kong is not as forthcoming with information as one would like...

If you collect the 12 in Vintage or Modern Versions...the Club Exclusive "Snow Joe" was there for display, looked neat..also the Green Beret set was there for show and tell as well.

The 3 3/4 inch MOTH exclusives were all there for sale as well.  I snagged all 4.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on March 19, 2007, 11:28 PM
Wave 1 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HJ63403A) looks to be:

Storm Shadow
Snake Eyes (w/ wolf)
Flint
Cobra Commander (Hooded)
Cobra Officer
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on March 20, 2007, 07:22 PM
The Breakdown of this case really is funny....

Snake Eyes x3
Storm Shadow x2
Cobra Commander x1
Cobra Officer X1
Flint X1

Unless Cobra Soldier is in Wave 2 to army build...I was going to stock up on Officers...I guess Snake Eyes V2 will be my Cobra Army.

Can you imagine if Duke was in this wave too?  I don't think 8 figures per case could hold them.....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on March 20, 2007, 07:35 PM
To me the ideal case assortment is...

Snake Eyes x2
Storm Shadow x2
Cobra Commander x1
Cobra Officer X2
Flint X1

Pretty much Storm Shadow is the only one that interests me in this wave...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 13, 2007, 11:57 PM
G.I.Joe 3.75" Continues In 2008 And Hasbro Q&A Sessions Coming (http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=9&itemid=11112)

Great news. I hope that the stuff beyond the 25th line is a neat as what we've seen already.   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on April 14, 2007, 03:13 PM
ToyTraderz.com (http://www.toytraderz.com) will be taking part in the bi-weekly Q&A, so please come by and ask your questions!  Given our relatively small member base up to now, the odds of getting your questions answered are quite good.  ;)

Hasbro G. I. Joe Q&A at ToyTraderz (http://www.toytraderz.com/ForumsPro/viewtopic/t=167.html)

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 14, 2007, 03:56 PM
Went to Hot Topic today, and was surprised to see they had some of the Land Adventurer 12"ers. I finally picked one up, as well as an awesome blue Cobra t-shirt. It has the Cobra sigil on it as big as your chest. It's great.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on April 25, 2007, 09:35 AM
I see 16bit.com (http://www.16bit.com/) has posted links to a few of the Hasbro Q and A's for the Joe side of things.  There might be a better place that has all of the Q and A's together, but I'm not as familiar with Joe sites as others here likely are.  Anyways, lots of repeat questions, but it really does sound like they consider the 25th Anniversary line the "VOTC" of G.I. Joe.  It sounds like they are considering vehicles going into the future, but I must stay away from those.  I have to try and not let nostalgia get the best of me if they expand the line that way.  The figures I can probably handle, but beyond that it could be trouble :).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on April 25, 2007, 06:17 PM
Will the new 25th figures be available at places like Target, WalMart, etc? Or is it still TRU only?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 25, 2007, 06:18 PM
General release.  I read through all the QnA's and Hasbro confirmed that there would be no exclusives.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on April 26, 2007, 12:31 AM
Actually I think there is going to be an SDCC exclusive Cobra figure.  At least according to what the GI Joe Collector's Club is posting.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 26, 2007, 01:07 AM
I really hope it's just a repaint. Hasbro has me pretty disgusted with unique characters at cons this summer, and that would be three strikes with me if it's something great.

I suppose it'll be a Destro with a chrome head.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 26, 2007, 01:20 AM
(http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/in/large/HAS13326.jpg)

(http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/in/large/HAS13325.jpg)

(http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/in/large/HAS13415.jpg)

 :o  :o  :o
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on April 26, 2007, 07:35 AM
Man, those are some pretty cards.  Nothing beats the 80s GIJoe packaging in terms of overall design (although vintage Star Wars comes close).  These capture that look perfectly.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on April 26, 2007, 09:33 AM
Thanks for posting those Ben.  Wow, those look nice.  Again, I don't know if it is nostalgia or not, but I've always liked those cardbacks too (like the VOTC/VTSC stuff).  It looks like the figures come with Star Wars-esque stands as well, which will be nice.  I'm definitely still looking forward to this line, and it doesn't look like I'll be able to pass them up :).  Those cardbacks bring back some memories.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 26, 2007, 11:09 AM
Those just look simply amazing.  Hopefully I can still stick to my plan of just getting a full set of openers.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 26, 2007, 12:28 PM
Hi-res pics of carded figures and 5-packs. (http://cooltoyreview.com/story/front/New_GI_Joe_In_HiRez_105313.asp)

Oh man, if those boxes play music like they say they do, I think I'm in for two complete sets.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on April 26, 2007, 05:00 PM
That Storm Shadow will be mine! It's GI Joe against Cobra the enemy, fighting to save the day! GI JOOOOOOOEEEEE!!!

(http://www.cooltoyreview.com/toys2007/GIJOE25stormshadow1.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Madcow on April 26, 2007, 05:24 PM
Hi-res pics of carded figures and 5-packs. (http://cooltoyreview.com/story/front/New_GI_Joe_In_HiRez_105313.asp)

Oh man, if those boxes play music like they say they do, I think I'm in for two complete sets.  :)

HOLY CRAP! Those box sets are FANTASTIC!  :o
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 26, 2007, 10:50 PM
I noticed that the card of the 2nd version of Storm Shadow lacks the "Cobra Enemy!" part, since when Storm Shadow appeared in that outfit, he was on the Joe side. Nice touch, Hasbro.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on April 26, 2007, 11:03 PM
Hi-res pics of carded figures and 5-packs. (http://cooltoyreview.com/story/front/New_GI_Joe_In_HiRez_105313.asp)

Oh man, if those boxes play music like they say they do, I think I'm in for two complete sets.  :)

HOLY CRAP! Those box sets are FANTASTIC!  :o

I totally agree... I may have to nab some of these...  :-\ I really don't need to start another habit hobbie.

I noticed on the Cobra 5-pack that the Infantry and Cobra Commander are on the wrong stand... oops.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on April 27, 2007, 02:05 PM
I noticed that the card of the 2nd version of Storm Shadow lacks the "Cobra Enemy!" part, since when Storm Shadow appeared in that outfit, he was on the Joe side. Nice touch, Hasbro.  :)

I'll still lump him with my Cobras though. Pshaw.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 27, 2007, 11:36 PM
Yeah, me too. Once a snake, always a snake.  :)

It'll be hard to resist the desire to take these outside and play with them in the mud. My roommate will be all "dude, you're 26, WTF are you doing?" and I won't have an answer.  ;D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 28, 2007, 12:03 AM
2007 SDCC exclusive:

Pimp Daddy Destro (http://www.gijoeclub.com/sdcc07figure.cfm)

Whew. I was afraid it was going to be something I actually wanted to buy. If offered the chance, I'd buy one of these, but I won't go out of my way for it.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 2, 2007, 06:31 PM
Didn't know which of the two threads to post this in, but it looks like full length episodes of GI Joe & Transformers will be available on the internet through Joost (http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20070501005837&newsLang=en) who owns Kazaa.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on May 3, 2007, 11:53 AM
I see that BBTS has a preorder listing up for a third 5 pack, another Cobra-themed one (no pics yet).  Here's who they list for the 5 pack:

Cobra Commander (Battle Dress)
Storm Shadow (Dragon)
Cobra Stinger Driver
Cobra Air Trooper
Cobra (The Enemy)

From the Q and A's I've read, it sounds like this "new style" is the direction going forward for the Joe line.  I'm not sure how far I'll get into this line, but I'm definitely looking forward to picking some (or most) of these up.  It really brings back fond memories of Joe from when I was growing up.  Hopefully the line does well, it seems like there is a lot of excitement around it so far.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on May 4, 2007, 02:11 AM
Carded Flint (http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=view&album=GIJoe%2F25th%2F&pic=27GIJoe25thFlint.jpg&dispsize=800&start=40)

I really hope this is just a goofed-up packaged sample. He doesn't have the gloved hands.  >:(
A minor nit in an otherwise awesome line.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on May 4, 2007, 11:12 AM
Forgot to paint his hands??

I'm sure Lady Jaye likes being manhandled with those leather gloves.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on May 10, 2007, 12:50 PM
I see someone posted a new advertisement (from Lee's or ToyFare) over on the TNI forums (http://forums.toynewsi.com/index.php?showtopic=2036732), I thought it looked kind of cool.  I noticed a different ad showing the vintage Snake Eyes and the new 25th Ann. one on opposite pages (I think it might have been in ToyFare).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 10, 2007, 01:09 PM
That ad looks fantasssssssssssstic!!  ;D

Question for all of you who are diving back into this whole GI Joe thing....Are any of you planning on army building with the Cobra Troopers??  I've grabbed 2 of every clone/trooper but I might bend the rule and pick up a few extras of these guys.

Also....Are any of you in fear of going backwards to start all over on a new line of toys with the vintage stuff?  I know I've been tempted ever since I saw the first image of the new StormShadow..
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Matt R. on May 10, 2007, 08:49 PM
I so getting these, I just pre-ordered the two Boxed Sets at BBTS.

Sweet !!!!

Hey, Ben what is this Cobra Set - it was listed has Cobra Set # 2 a pre-order at BBTS

Cobra Commander (Battle Dress), Storm Shadow (Dragon), Cobra Stinger Driver, Cobra Air Trooper, Cobra (the Enemy)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darby on May 10, 2007, 11:12 PM
That's the third 5 pack and the second Cobra set.  I don't think there's pics yet.  You pre-ordered them already?  Another one bites the dust.   ;D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on May 11, 2007, 01:13 AM
I'm pretty sure that pack is just repaints. If it's repaints of this 25th Ann. stuff or earlier RAH stuff isn't clearly known, but Hasbro spent a lot of money on these 25th molds, so I'm thinking the safe bet is repaints of those.

A lot of Cobra vehicle drivers in the early days were just repainted from the Cobra Officer/Soldier mold. Take for instance the Viper Glider Pilot (http://www.yojoe.com/action/83/viperpilot.shtml) and the Stinger driver. (http://www.yojoe.com/action/84/stinger.shtml)

But I'm not sure what the hey a Cobra Commander in Battle Dress is supposed to look like. I suppose it'll be one of the CC molds with a cape or something.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on May 11, 2007, 02:02 AM
That ad looks fantasssssssssssstic!!  ;D

Question for all of you who are diving back into this whole GI Joe thing....Are any of you planning on army building with the Cobra Troopers??  I've grabbed 2 of every clone/trooper but I might bend the rule and pick up a few extras of these guys.

Also....Are any of you in fear of going backwards to start all over on a new line of toys with the vintage stuff?  I know I've been tempted ever since I saw the first image of the new StormShadow..

I'd army build with the Troopers, if the big H in their infinite wisdom hadn't put that one in the boxed set. Then the Officer ships in either 1x or 2x per case, and since people are nuts for army building just about everything these days, I doubt I will. I was always more fond of the Viper anyway, so I bought myself two Viper Pits to avoid this catastrophe. Plus, more money for TF movie toys for me.

I've been chipping away at my vintage collection since the RAH Collection came out in 2000. I'm still missing a lot of heavy hitters from 1985, but I do have most of the early 82-84 that I want, as well as most of the 86-89 lines. I still have a few must-gets, like Bazooka, Hit & Run, and Alpine to get before the Joe market goes up again. Right now, you can get complete vintage Joes for a song just about anywhere, even ebay.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on May 11, 2007, 02:14 AM
Pimp Daddy Destro, MOC and PICS OF THE BACK OF THE CARDS! (http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=GIJoe%2F25th_File_Cards%2F&dispsize=600&start=0)

Boys, I think we're getting Beach Head, Lady Jaye, Serpentor, Buzzer, Firefly, Stalker, and Zartan in this line! Judging by those blanked-out pics, anyway. I've spent a lot of time poring over old Joe card art in my day, so I think those guesses are pretty close.

Man, Beach Head and Serpentor. My five-year-old self is SO giddy with glee right now. (I was five in 1986, and those were two of my three favorite Joes.)  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on May 11, 2007, 02:27 AM
A scale shot from hisstank.com concerning the 25th Scarlett vs. some previous RAH figures.

Clicky (http://www.hisstank.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=407&d=1178766691)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on May 11, 2007, 07:40 AM
(http://i.toynewsi.com/g/albums/GIJoe/25th_File_Cards//joe_4.jpg)

2nd row L to R - Beachhead, Lady Jaye, Buzzer, Serpentor, Cobra Trooper (must be putting them on a single card)

3rd row L to R - Firefly, ?, Stalker, Shipwreck, Zartan

Nice assortment.  Looking forward to seeing new pics.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on May 11, 2007, 09:37 AM
Thanks for posting that stuff guys, this line keeps looking better and better.  First I thought I'd just get the two five packs, then I preordered the first "set of 5" as well, and now seeing what the future holds - I think I might be all in on this line before too long.  This is like the VOTC was for me, really brings back those nostalgic memories.  I think Hasbro might have a hit on their hands with this line.  Good eye on the team members guys.  It looks like the second one from the left on the third row is holding a bow, doesn't it?  I had heard rumors that the Cobra trooper would be single carded too, which is a good idea.  I'm glad I'm not the only one that might be falling into this line, I don't feel quite as bad now :P.

EDIT:  I was just reading on the TNI forums that the 2nd figure on the third row matches a "Red Cobra -Codename: Satan" figure that was from Brazil I believe.  It is essentially a Storm Shadow repaint.  I'm not familiar with that, but maybe Ben or others can shed some light on this.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 11, 2007, 11:00 AM
It looks like the second one from the left on the third row is holding a bow, doesn't it?

EDIT:  I was just reading on the TNI forums that the 2nd figure on the third row matches a "Red Cobra -Codename: Satan" figure that was from Brazil I believe.  It is essentially a Storm Shadow repaint.  I'm not familiar with that, but maybe Ben or others can shed some light on this.

I was thinking Jinx.  She was a red Ninja...but she was on the Joe side..
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on May 11, 2007, 12:40 PM
Thanks for posting that stuff guys, this line keeps looking better and better.  First I thought I'd just get the two five packs, then I preordered the first "set of 5" as well, and now seeing what the future holds - I think I might be all in on this line before too long.  This is like the VOTC was for me, really brings back those nostalgic memories.  I think Hasbro might have a hit on their hands with this line.  Good eye on the team members guys.  It looks like the second one from the left on the third row is holding a bow, doesn't it?  I had heard rumors that the Cobra trooper would be single carded too, which is a good idea.  I'm glad I'm not the only one that might be falling into this line, I don't feel quite as bad now :P.

EDIT:  I was just reading on the TNI forums that the 2nd figure on the third row matches a "Red Cobra -Codename: Satan" figure that was from Brazil I believe.  It is essentially a Storm Shadow repaint.  I'm not familiar with that, but maybe Ben or others can shed some light on this.

I'm not really into foreign variations besides Funskool from India, but Satan (http://www.yojoe.com/action/int/argredcobra.shtml) was indeed a red Storm Shadow. If Hasbro goes down this road, I wouldn't be surprised to see an updated Cobra Mortal, (http://www.yojoe.com/action/int/arg-cobramortal.shtml) which is a repainted Snake Eyes v1.

Check out the carded figure at the Satan link there. It looks pretty damn close to that blanked out piece we can't figure out on the 25th Ann. card.  8)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on May 11, 2007, 04:09 PM
Those filecards look CHOICE. Pretty damn near reproductions of the originals. And Serpy? Yes!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on May 11, 2007, 07:39 PM
They just did a Cobra Mortal in the 2006 GI Joe Convention set, "Cobra's Most Wanted: Mercenaries." 

Think they'd do a new one, even updated, so soon?

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darby on May 11, 2007, 09:58 PM
******* Lady Jaye!  Called it!   ;D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on May 12, 2007, 09:47 AM
Looks like a few more pics of the 25th Ann. figures are up at TNI (http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=GIJoe%2F25th_File_Cards%2F%2F&dispsize=600&start=0).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on May 13, 2007, 08:41 PM
That Cobra Officer looks choice. I'll definitely have to add that to my Snake army.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on May 16, 2007, 09:18 AM
Someone has posted the entire two page Cobra ad (http://forums.toynewsi.com/index.php?showtopic=2036732&st=25) referenced earlier in this thread, complete with Destro and more Cobra troops.  These ads are pretty cool, and makes a person want to army build - or to just go "play" :P.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on May 16, 2007, 11:35 PM
Whoa.

Except you'd have to buy like a hundred boxed sets to get that many troopers, unless they do the right thing and card it.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: John C on May 17, 2007, 10:41 AM
I saw over at YoJoe that the prices will be around $5.00 for the single carded figures.  That's a damn great deal considering the Vintage Star Wars stuff is more than twice that.  Money grubbing motherf---- George Lucas.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on May 17, 2007, 10:51 AM
Yeah, I read on the TNI forums this morning that one of the members there (who works at WM) found them in their system listed at $4.88.  If that turns out to be true, that seems like a great price.  Its funny thinking we used to be able to get Star Wars figures for that price.  Those days are far gone though.  Now when I see an action figure line listed at $5 or less, I think "that's a deal".
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 17, 2007, 11:17 AM
I thought I heard a while back that it was $6.99 for the carded figs and $25 for the box sets..?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on May 17, 2007, 12:31 PM
I don't think this has been posted yet, but here's an (Un)Official 25th Ann G.I. Joe (http://www.gijoe25th.com/) site.  It has pics and info on each of the figures announced so far, the way it looks.  Just thought I'd pass it along.

EDIT:  Oops, guess it wasn't official, but still nice for pics/info the way it looks.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Madcow on May 17, 2007, 02:39 PM
Speaking of vintage GI Joes, I stopped at a flea market in Absecon on the way to Atlantic City this past weekend and found this beauty for $10:

(http://home.comcast.net/~hobbymon/GIJoeMeanDog1.jpg)
(http://home.comcast.net/~hobbymon/GIJoeMeanDog2.jpg)

It looks to be complete and the Wildcard figure is STILL SEALED!!!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on May 31, 2007, 08:59 PM
Has anybody seen pics of the 5 packs in the packaging yet?  I was gonna forward to some folks to keep an eye out for them...

Also what is the street date for these?  They haven't even shown up on Ebay in Hong Kong or Australia yet, so it could be later rather than sooner.

Fortunately these are scheduled to hit during the re-pack and prequel waves of TAC...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 1, 2007, 09:15 AM
Here's some pics (http://cooltoyreview.com/story/front/New_GI_Joe_In_HiRez_105313.asp) of what the 5 packs are supposed to look like.  I'm really looking forward to this line, hopefully it starts popping up before too long.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 1, 2007, 09:40 AM
I just read on the TNI forums that it sounds like the next wave of 5 single packs will be the following:

Lady Jaye
Beachhead
Buzzer
Cobra Trooper
Serpentor

We had those guessed from the cardback, but it does sound like this is the next wave after the two 5 packs and wave 1 of the single packs.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Madcow on June 1, 2007, 12:03 PM
I just read on the TNI forums that it sounds like the next wave of 5 single packs will be the following:

Lady Jaye
Beachhead
Buzzer
Cobra Trooper
Serpentor

We had those guessed from the cardback, but it does sound like this is the next wave after the two 5 packs and wave 1 of the single packs.

Nice on the Serpentor! I've actually been watching a couple of complete vintage ones with the chariot on Ebay lately...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on June 1, 2007, 12:31 PM
Alright, Serpentor in the second wave! Boo-yah.  ;D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on June 2, 2007, 09:43 AM
Wave 2 looks much better than the first IMO. I'll pick up Serpy and maybe Buzzer.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 2, 2007, 11:17 PM
An interview with the Hasbro team confirmed that Wave 2 and beyond were going feature different parts than the 5 packs and Wave 1. 

That's good news.  But I'd still like them to take that Snake Eyes V1 body and do as many of the Original 13 as possible....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 6, 2007, 02:36 PM
This thread (http://www.hisstank.com/forum/showthread.php?t=523) at Hisstank.com has pics of the upcoming 25th Ann. 5 packs with the flap open, looks pretty cool.  I can't wait for these to start shipping.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 6, 2007, 03:27 PM
I'm not to thrilled with the box or the layout myself - this coming from a carded/boxed SW collector's POV.  The filecards and the lil music thing is a really nice touch though.  The artwork on the back of the box so brings me back to my childhood.  I just really want to get my paws on the figures already!  I guess we have about another month to wait on these.  :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 13, 2007, 04:27 PM
YoJoe.com is running a feature now, showcasing one of the 25th Anniversary figures each day for the next couple weeks, from what I understand.  First up is the Hooded Cobra Commander (http://www.yojoe.com/magazine/2007/06/13b.shtml) (they've also done Scarlett previously I think), and there will be another new one tomorrow.  I've also read that these have started showing up in the Philippines, so it shouldn't be too much longer now.

Edit: Here's the Scarlett review (http://www.yojoe.com/faq/25scarlett.shtml).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 13, 2007, 05:02 PM
I'm a little dissapointed that they're coming on foil cards as I've been really looking foward to tearing into these guys  >:(

Again, SW carded collector here so this puts me in another financial "bad spot" as I'm probably now going to have to pick up one of each of the carded figs.  At least they're not that much taller than the vintage stuff, but it does make me wonder how they would incorporate some of the vintage vehicles with these taller figures- if they even go that route.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 15, 2007, 09:33 AM
YoJoe.com now has their first look/review of Duke (http://www.yojoe.com/faq/25duke.shtml) from the 25th Ann. line up.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on June 17, 2007, 02:09 AM
The 2007 GI Joe Convention brochure and order form are now up at gijoeclub.com.  Sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun and I can't wait. 

They are going to have a 25th Anniversary set with an arctic theme including Sgt. Clutch, Doc (female), Sgt. Flash, Grunt, Rock ‘N Roll, Sparks, Sgt. Zap, Lt. Claymore, COBRA Officer (female) & COBRA Trooper (female). 

http://www.mastercollector.com/neat/gijoe/atlanta/joe07brochure.cfm
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 18, 2007, 10:18 AM
YoJoe.com's next review is up - Storm Shadow v2 (single carded version) (http://www.yojoe.com/faq/25stormshadow2.shtml).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 18, 2007, 03:33 PM
I'm going to the Convention.  Is anybody else  here going?  I'd like to meet any fellow SW/Joe collectors.

I have to extend my stay...I foolishly thought that since it was Advertised as Thursday through Sunday that we would be able to hit the sales floor...oh I don't know...THURSDAY, but since it will not be open till Friday afternoon, I am extending till Saturday Afternoon... oh well, hopefully it is far enough out the ticket change won't kill me.

I am liking the 25th Still....I just wish it would hit either Retail or Ebay...the anticipation is not as fun in my old age.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 19, 2007, 09:15 AM
YoJoe now has a look at the single carded/version 2 Snake Eyes (http://www.yojoe.com/faq/25snakeeyes2.shtml) figure.  It looks really nice.  I can remember the quest for me as a kid to get the original version of this figure, it was my "holy grail" of sorts back then, and one of my all-time favorite action figures.  Looking forward to this updated version.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 19, 2007, 10:45 AM
I see that HasbroToyShop is having a pretty nifty clearance in their Joe section.  Likely clearing room for the 25th Ann. stuff on the way here before too long, but there's some deals to be had.  I know I was slightly tempted by some of the vehicles, and many figures are less than $2.  Not bad.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on June 19, 2007, 11:14 AM
Crap.  They do have some awesome deals going right now, don't they?  R.O.C.C. for $9.99?  Night Ops Humvee for $5.99?  Insane.

I should probably pick those two up but I really am trying not to spend any more cash right now.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on June 19, 2007, 11:25 AM
Thanks for the heads-up, Brian. I scored the HISS, Night Ops Humvee, and 3 more Range Vipers for $24. Nice.  ;D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 19, 2007, 11:47 AM
Awesome deals there guys!! 

Isn't there another promo code out there right now??  I've got a cart full of vehicles for my 25th Joes, but I wouldn't mind saving a few bucks.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Madcow on June 19, 2007, 12:44 PM
Wow, nice find guys thanks! I'm going to pick up a few of the comic packs...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on June 19, 2007, 01:40 PM
There are two HTS.com codes that I know of.

The first is: SPTIER07

That will save you:
$10 off $50
$20 off $100
$50 off $250

Or use code: CELEBRATION
That'll save you 10%

Not sure if either is still good but I used the first one on my set of 6 VTAC figures last week and saved $10. 

I just loaded up my cart with HISS, R.O.C.C., Night Ops Humvee, and R.H.I.N.O. and it's only $46.70 shipped before any savings codes.  Gah.  I can't buy that even though it's a helluva price, it would all just go into a box like most of my SW items anyway.

    E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 19, 2007, 02:07 PM
Thanks for the codes E!!

I just loaded up my cart with HISS, R.O.C.C., Night Ops Humvee, and R.H.I.N.O. and it's only $46.70 shipped before any savings codes.  Gah.  I can't buy that even though it's a helluva price, it would all just go into a box like most of my SW items anyway.

This is exactly what I have in my cart at the moment.   :o   I'm just not sure I want to bite on a comic pack or two just because I'm not ready to start back tracking.....yet.

Another odd thing about your post is that this stuff would also get boxed up fairly quickly and put into storage...I'd probably give these things an extra week or so just because I haven't purchased a GI Anything since back in 02 when I gave up the line and sold everything off.

I had to make an ultimate decision at that time because SW & TF were taking up too much of my money and room.  Well now it's 5 years later and I'm so ready to welcome this line back with open arms.  Now if there was just something I could do about my space issue.  :-\

**Oh, I didn't even realize that I'm ordering from these guys again so quickly especially after the McLuke fiasco.  Oh well, it's very hard to pass up on those prices.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 19, 2007, 02:44 PM
I know, when there are deals like these, it gets tough to pass up.  I know I was half tempted to get some of the vehicles, just because I know I'll be picking up the 25th Joes once they are released.  But, I already spend enough the way it is, and I have troubles finding enough space for Star Wars vehicles - let alone G.I. Joe ones.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Madcow on June 19, 2007, 03:30 PM
The "CELEBRATION" code doesn't work and unfortunatlely I only want the comic packs and it doesn't make enough for the other discount...

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 19, 2007, 03:41 PM
Niether one of the promos work unfortunately, but I'm not complaining....as long as they don't jack up the price and ask me to call them to confirm, then cancel my order.  ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on June 19, 2007, 11:36 PM
I thought it best to skip the codes this time. I didn't want a cancellation email or anything saying they can't apply another discount to an already discounted product.

I'm just happy to get my hands on the Humvee and HISS for that price. I thought about the ROCC, but I don't have room for the Imperial Shuttle I bought last winter, so there's no way I have room for that one.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on June 20, 2007, 03:39 PM
Oh my God. That HTS sale is amazing. Seeing a HISS for $6 makes me feel bad I purchased mine for $16 last summer. And basic figures for $1.50? ROCC for $10? Amazing.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Greg on June 20, 2007, 11:04 PM
I am thinking about getting in on the 25th Anniversary figures this summer, and starting by purchasing some older items. I am thinking about Night Ops Humvee, Scrap Iron, 5 Range Vipers, and Barrel Roll, all for $23 shipped from HTS.com. Can anyone offer their opinions on these figures, or suggest some other items on HTS.com that are worth purchasing? Thanks!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on June 20, 2007, 11:32 PM
I am thinking about getting in on the 25th Anniversary figures this summer, and starting by purchasing some older items. I am thinking about Night Ops Humvee, Scrap Iron, 5 Range Vipers, and Barrel Roll, all for $23 shipped from HTS.com. Can anyone offer their opinions on these figures, or suggest some other items on HTS.com that are worth purchasing? Thanks!

I would recommend generalsjoes.com for some good reviews of the figures released over the past 5 years or more. 

http://www.generalsjoes.com/reviews.htm
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on June 20, 2007, 11:35 PM
gijoehq.com is having a big sale too.  50% off orders over $50.  I've been buying GI Joe toys from for about 3 years and have never had any problems.  He has a lot of loose figures available.  Apparently, he is having this sale because his online store is closing.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on June 21, 2007, 01:48 AM
I am thinking about getting in on the 25th Anniversary figures this summer, and starting by purchasing some older items. I am thinking about Night Ops Humvee, Scrap Iron, 5 Range Vipers, and Barrel Roll, all for $23 shipped from HTS.com. Can anyone offer their opinions on these figures, or suggest some other items on HTS.com that are worth purchasing? Thanks!

As far as the figures go, I'd get what they have except for the Medi-Viper. Definetely get your hands on those Range Vipers. They're great, as are Footloose and Barrel Roll. I have about five Range Vipers now, with three more on the way. I really like that one.

Can't say anything about the vehicles, as I don't have any yet, but I'd go ahead and get a HISS just in case. For six bucks, it's hard to go wrong.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Madcow on June 21, 2007, 08:51 AM
Well I caved and picked up the 4 Comic packs from HTS. While I would have liked the HISS, I totally don't have any room for vehicles right now...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 21, 2007, 09:25 AM
Reviews of Destro (http://www.yojoe.com/faq/25destro.shtml) and the Baroness (http://www.yojoe.com/faq/25baroness.shtml) are up now at YoJoe.

On a side note, I got an e-mail from BBTS saying that the Joe 5 packs should arrive within a week, and be shipped out!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Madcow on June 21, 2007, 09:30 AM
Reviews of Destro (http://www.yojoe.com/faq/25destro.shtml) and the Baroness (http://www.yojoe.com/faq/25baroness.shtml) are up now at YoJoe.

I'm loving the Destro but Baroness is kind of disappointing...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on June 21, 2007, 09:39 AM
They never get her right... Shame the only ones to get her right are the artisits.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Greg on June 21, 2007, 11:27 AM
Wow, Destro looks really cool. The lady, not so much. I'm definately going to hold off on the stuff on sale at HTS.com, and instead wait for these new ones to come out. Now that I have seen detailed pics of the 25th Anniversary figures, I want to avoid the older Joes as they appear to look too different and crappier in comparison.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on June 21, 2007, 05:32 PM
I still really like the vintage Baroness.  She was one of the better looking female figures back then and was one of my favorite Cobra villains.

This new 25th figure isn't bad but I think they could have done better on the face.  She looks to have the same type ball joint for the head that the new SW figures have and while it's great for articulation, the face sculpts suffer for it.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 22, 2007, 09:11 AM
Next up for review at YoJoe....25th Ann. Flint (http://www.yojoe.com/faq/25flint.shtml).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on June 22, 2007, 10:07 AM
Looks ok.

Seems like they really wanted that chiseled look for him.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JangoTat on June 22, 2007, 10:34 AM
this line looks awsome. is there any figures that look like it can blend in with rebel troopers though? and do some of the ball jointed heads fit on the SW figures?>
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 26, 2007, 09:05 AM
Looks like the rumors are holding out to be true, the latest preorders from online shops show that the next wave of singles will consist of:

Beachhead
Buzzer
Lady Jaye
Cobra Trooper
Serpentor

I've also read that the two five packs might start shipping in the next week or so, but we'll see.  I got an e-mail from BBTS saying that they expected them in the next "1 to 6 days", and I got that last Friday.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Madcow on June 26, 2007, 10:23 AM
I heard on another board that the 25th line started shipping from Hasbro yesterday so be on the look out in the next week or two...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 26, 2007, 02:54 PM
A new review at YoJoe.com (http://www.yojoe.com/faq/25cobracommander.shtml) of Cobra Commander (helmet version).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on June 26, 2007, 10:25 PM
Man, I can't wait for these figures now.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on June 27, 2007, 08:06 AM
That CC is so on. I remember mine was the mail-away when I was  kid and this one is dead on to that one.  ;D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 27, 2007, 11:27 AM
If anyone is interested, I just got notice from BBTS that my order for the first two 5 packs is being processed - and they are currently "in stock" on the BBTS website.  Glad to hear these are starting to ship, hopefully they'll be in stores before too long as well.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 27, 2007, 11:29 AM
That's good news, but I can hold out another few weeks.  My vehicles from HTS just got here today so it will be interesting to see if the new Joes will fit.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 27, 2007, 03:39 PM
Two more reviews are up - Cobra Trooper (http://www.yojoe.com/faq/25cobratrooper.shtml) and Storm Shadow (1st Version/boxset version) (http://www.yojoe.com/faq/25stormshadow.shtml).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 29, 2007, 11:15 AM
A few loose pics from someone who has gotten the five packs and the single packed Snake Eyes (v2) and Storm Shadow (v2):

Joe Figures (http://www.joebattlelines.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=12563)

Cobra Figures (http://www.joebattlelines.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=12533)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 29, 2007, 03:44 PM
Simply amazing!  I was thinking about going back and picking up a lot of the vintage Joe stuff, but that just seems like a horribly bad idea if they keep this stuff up.  I'm just not really sure if the vintage stuff holds water like SW stuff - not monetary wise, but memory wise.  I really liked the side by side pick of Storm Shadow and his vintage counterpart.  Hopefully this line continues for many years to come.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on June 29, 2007, 10:02 PM
I'm just not really sure if the vintage stuff holds water like SW stuff - not monetary wise, but memory wise. 

I would think that depends on age. I'm 26, and stuff like Masters of the Universe and GI Joe hold more memories for me than Star Wars. Not that I like Star Wars less than those two, though.
I just have more vivid memories of MOTU and GI Joe. Especially GI Joe, since I played with that from 1985 all the way until 1992.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 30, 2007, 08:35 AM
I'm just not really sure if the vintage stuff holds water like SW stuff - not monetary wise, but memory wise. 

I was thinking about this the other day....

I was 7 when Star Wars came out and collected them pretty much exclusively until 1982...when for my birthday I got Short Fuze and FLAK Cannon and despite being "too old" for toys..I went pretty much full Joe until College (much to my parent's dismay).  I only got a dozen of the ROTJ and POTF figures. 

Here is something else that my buddy I collected and "played" Joes with growing up...we think there is more "Media" material that revolves around stories for Joe, than for OT. Assuming one does not include ANY prequel stuff or EU that is later than 5 years after ROTJ.

The Marvel Joe Comic ran for years, the Cartoon and the Cardbacks (and yes the Movie).

Star Wars HAD (it has since exploded) the Movies on VHS or Beta (the first time I saw any video at home was ESB on Beta that my dad borrowed from a guy at work) the Marvel Comic and the Newspaper Comic.

I think this line might have legs...I sure hope it does, I'd like them to get to Lt. Falcon and Repeater.....and complete the original 13 (with Scarlett, Snake Eyes v1 and the rumored Stalker, we are at least headed in the right direction).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on July 2, 2007, 12:48 PM
I'm not sure where the info is from, but I was just reading a post on the AFI Hasbro boards that there are going to be G.I. Joe comic 2 packs, in the style of the current Star Wars comic packs.  This is what is listed as the first wave:

G.I. Joe #1 - Hawk and Scarlett
G.I. Joe # 21 - Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow
G.I. Joe #41 - Duke and Cobra Commander

Pretty much figures we've seen already (in the 25th line), so maybe they're just repacks - or repainted to look like the "comics" like the Marvel packs from the Star Wars line that we've seen.  Who knows.  Its kind of interesting to see that Joe might have a pretty decent presence in the aisles later this year.  I hope that the line takes off with kiddos too, and we see a Joe resurgence.  Now if they'd only put the 80s toon on Boomerang or something :).

Edit: I guess the info came from HissTank.com on the comic packs.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on July 3, 2007, 09:19 AM
I received the two five packs via BBTS yesterday, and I have to say, they are pretty sweet.  I haven't gotten a chance to open them yet, but the figures look great in package, and the packaging is really top notch.  This isn't a flimsy box, this is the type of packaging you think about keeping - similar to the Sideshow 12" packaging to me in some respects.  Its a thick cardboard, foil-like on the cover, and the artwork we've seen online on the packaging looks great.  I hope to crack them open today, but I have to say I haven't been this excited about Joes in a long time.  Here's looking forward to the single packs.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 3, 2007, 08:31 PM
I got my Joe 5 pack yesterday as well. 

They are pretty cool indeed.

They have a few flaws, but I like this incarnation of Joes better than JvC, SpyTroops and VvV...but those lines might have been ok if they did the classic unis like this...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on July 4, 2007, 02:29 AM
How does the 25th stuff look next to the recent JvC lines? I noticed at YoJoe that the 25th figures were a little bigger than the RAH stuff, but the JvC stuff was a little bigger than that line too.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 4, 2007, 07:10 PM
I'll take some photos tomorrow....

but the Helmets/Hats fit the heads...and the painted heads match up to Duke pretty good, not the tone, but the sculpt if that makes sense.

I have to decide if I am going to cut the trigger guards off all the weapons or cut the trigger fingers so that they can go into the trigger guards on these guys...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 5, 2007, 10:11 PM
Photos: of Customs...I got bored and the dremel was within reach..

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7446.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7449.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7442.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on July 9, 2007, 10:52 AM
I picked up the first wave of carded figures at a local K-Mart this morning.  Very nice.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 10, 2007, 01:44 PM
I found the Anniversary 5 packs at TRU today.  Passed on both sets, they're cool, just not $30 each worth of cool.  Loved the Storm Shadow though.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on July 10, 2007, 04:14 PM
I found the Anniversary 5 packs at TRU today.  Passed on both sets, they're cool, just not $30 each worth of cool.  Loved the Storm Shadow though.

Wait until they hit Target.  They'll be $25 worth of cool there, which is a much easier amount of cool to swallow.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on July 10, 2007, 10:21 PM
So these are hitting stores now right? Can't wait to pick up Snake Eyes w/ Timber, and maybe Storm Shadow. Should we expect pics of single carded Wave 2 at SDCC?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 11, 2007, 10:24 AM
So these are hitting stores now right? Can't wait to pick up Snake Eyes w/ Timber, and maybe Storm Shadow. Should we expect pics of single carded Wave 2 at SDCC?

At least not at Target...  I've been trying the DPCI lookup trick for a few weeks now and can't find any in the back room at any of my local Targets.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darth Broem on July 11, 2007, 10:28 PM
I should have never looked at these 25th anniv figures.  Now I want a bunch of them.  Sigh.  That Storm Shadow is just to nice for me to pass up.  Same with Destro and the Baroness.  Not to mention Roadblock and Snake Eyes. 

When is Serprentor coming out?  I loved that one when I was a kid.  Same with Zartan.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Nicklab on July 11, 2007, 11:30 PM
I saw the Joe 5 pack for the first time today.  Pretty cool stuff, and it brought me right back to the early 80's.  But economics won out over nostalgia and I left them behind.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on July 12, 2007, 08:23 AM
I found the Joe 5 pack yesterday.  I had the chance to open them up last night and other than some loose joints on Gung Ho, these figures are great.  Can't wait to get the Cobra pack and the singles.  Also looking forward to seeing some of the new ones at SDCC (hopefully), especially Firefly and Zartan.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on July 12, 2007, 10:05 PM
I grabbed the Cobra 5-pack tonight at TRU.  The Joe pack was already gone.  Is it wrong that I press the button to listen to the song about every 5 minutes?  I wonder what the over/under is on how long it will take my wife to kill me .....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 13, 2007, 05:34 PM
I grabbed the Cobra 5-pack tonight at TRU.  The Joe pack was already gone.  Is it wrong that I press the button to listen to the song about every 5 minutes?  I wonder what the over/under is on how long it will take my wife to kill me .....

If your wife and my girlfriend respectively haven't killed us yet, chances are that our collecting habits won't be the cause when they finally get around to it. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on July 13, 2007, 08:09 PM
Good point.
 :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 15, 2007, 12:57 PM
I found a lone Storm Shadow at K-Mart yesterday in the HW section of all places...Cardbacks are half as thick as TAC.  I also wasn't too impressed with his chest joint as you could see far into his "rib cage" so there was quite a huge gap in his chest.  Also the leg screw seems to have been to tight as the left leg was splitting.  Anyways..I left him in hopes of finding better quality versions.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Madcow on July 16, 2007, 11:02 AM
I still haven't found these. I guess it doesn't help that my Kmart sucks balls...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on July 16, 2007, 12:20 PM
I checked the Blaine, MN K-Mart last night but they didn't have them or a spot for them.  Hopefully, I find them soon because I want to see these in person before I fully commit to this new new style.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 16, 2007, 12:51 PM
Again, I found mine in the HW aisle just sitting on top of some crap....go figure.  :-\

That carded version of StormShadow was my favorite Joe as a kid, but the exposed "rib cage" and the split in the leg leads me to believe that these are of poor quality, but I'll wait and make my final judgement when I find them en masse.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on July 16, 2007, 01:00 PM
I was at my local K-Mart, and while they had a bunch of new Hasbro product (including the Sigma 6-ish Adventure Team stuff) there were none of these to be found. It was very annoying.

I suppose I'll be waiting for Target's August reset before I find these.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on July 18, 2007, 03:39 AM
I found a Storm Shadow V2, Snake Eyes V2 and Cobra Officer at the Anoka K-Mart on Tuesday.  They were on the top shelf behind some of the new 8" GI Joe figures.  Luckily, these three all had tweaked packaging and were not sold yet. 

I opened them up and I like the figures on display standing up and holding their weapons.  Luckily these few hold weapons quite well but I've hear most of the time this is not the case.

Unfortunately, the elbows don't bend 90 degrees except for one of Storm Shadows elbows.  The Cobra Officer cannot hold his rifle with both hands which severly limits army building these or displaying them in a fighting position.  Also, the legs don't bend at the hip at 90 degrees directly forward and therefore they have the spread eagle look and don't sit properly in the many Cobra vehicles.

All of the ones I bought have near perfect paint jobs and no ugly seams between parts.

Snake Eyes is a darker gray then I thought it would be in person but I still wish it was a deep black.

The Cobra sigil on the Officer chest is way too small. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on July 20, 2007, 09:11 AM
So, has anyone else seen these at retail yet?  We don't have a K-Mart around here anymore, but it sounds like that might be one of the places to check out.  Otherwise, I'm guessing Target won't have anything until their next reset, Wal-Mart just seems to be a mess here right now, with just gobs of movie toys taking up the aisles (and last year's Star Wars).  Our TRU seems to have empty pegs waiting for the single packs, but I haven't heard of them showing up there yet - and haven't visited ours any time recently.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 20, 2007, 10:38 AM
I found a lone StormShadow at Kmart.  Jeff found all of the carded w1 figs at another Kmart.  I also spotted 2 SnakeEyes last night at TRU.  I refuse to shop at WM unless there's an exclusive I need.  I really don't like how thin the cards are as each sample I've seen have some degree of warping.  They're still not showing up in Target's back rooms yet out here, but they'd better step it up if their reset is in the next week or two.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on July 20, 2007, 01:39 PM
Answering my own question - I stopped by TRU around noon today and found two 25th figures on the pegs - a Flint and Cobra Officer.  I picked them both up.  I was hoping to get the v2 Snake Eyes (my favorite figure as a kid), but the rest were already picked over.  Oh well, it sounds like he is fairly well packed in these cases.  They also had one of the 5 packs - Cobra - laying on the shelf below, but I believe the price was $30.

Also, as others have said, the cardbacks on these individual figures are pretty thin.  It would definitely be tough for someone if they wanted to completed a MOC set.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on July 22, 2007, 04:08 PM
I have a set of the singles headed my way from smalljoes.com. Now to just locate the 5-packs...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 23, 2007, 10:37 AM
I opened up my new H.I.S.S. over the weekend and I was glad to be able to put some of it together - I really miss being able to apply all the stickers though.  I also really miss the back pull out feature.  I used to keep all my Vipers stocked in there, but there doesn't seem like enough room, plus the sides open instead. 

Still a great - intimidating looking vehicle just like I remember as a kid and I look forward to opening the rest of the newer vehicles I got on clearance from HTS.  The Night Creeper dude kinda sucks (the other drivers look sucky too) so I'm hoping for better luck with the 25th figs.

My Targets still don't show these as being in the back which I find very odd as their reset is supposedly next week.   :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on July 24, 2007, 09:44 AM
I was just reading this morning that Hasbro will be giving away a "freebie" deck of 25th anniversary cards at their booth during Comic Con.  Kind of neat for a freebie, and you can see some pics of the cards in the deck HERE (http://www.gijoeclub.com/sdcc07freebie2.cfm).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on July 24, 2007, 03:50 PM
I finally picked up the Joe 5-pack today at Wal-Mart.  They had one Joe 5-pack, two Cobra 5-packs, and one carded Snake Eyes.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on July 25, 2007, 11:43 PM
NEW PICS! (http://i.toynewsi.com/g/?mode=album&album=07_SDCC%2FHasbro%2FGIJoe%2F25th)

Forgive the all caps, but Beach Head! Shipwreck! Lady Jaye! Stalker! Zartan! Buzzer! SERPENTOR!!!



Alas, most of the figures shown are Hasbro "Customs" and won't be made. Which is really too bad, since I'd pay money for that Sgt. Slaughter, Shockwave, and Airtight.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jeff on July 25, 2007, 11:49 PM
I like the "custom made by Hasbro" figures - kind of like a look at "what if" they continued the 25th Anniversary idea to all the figures. :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on July 26, 2007, 12:06 AM
You guys weren't going to have Joe pics, were you? I refrained from posting that site's Star Wars pics in the 30AC section, but I figured GI Joe was fair game.

I just don't want to steal the thunder from your guys who are already there.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 26, 2007, 08:26 AM
Wow.  Just... wow.

I did not expect to wake up this morning to the great pics we saw today, both here and at other more Joe Specific Sites.

The customs are really good, but should perhaps scare the people who hate the re-use of figure molds.  Because that Sgt Slaughter is scary good and the Leatherneck looks like it could be a production figure.

Can I just say that if the Stalker looks half as good painted as it does sculpted...I'll overpay on Ebay for him.

The Cobra 5 pack looks as expected, but I was not anticipating the Jet Pack (from the JUMP set).

Now the things I don't like:

Waiting till Sept to get Beachhead...and Oct to get Stalker

The Closed Fist they are putting on Shipwreck.

What is that in Serpentor's Hand?

Gloves on Buzzer (or glove)


That being said...I'll take them all!!!  Really impressed with this line so far.  It looks like Zartan has legs that might "Sit", so perhaps as the line continues we will get that design flaw fixed.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on July 26, 2007, 08:31 AM
After seein gthis coverage I am so stoked... more than I am for any Star wars product of its kind.

Thank Hasble for getting this one right ! Keep it vintage style for me !!!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on July 26, 2007, 08:44 AM
Beachhead looks awesome and is probably my favorite from the new ones shown (although that might change once I see Shipwreck painted).

I wish some of those customs were coming.  They look great.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on July 26, 2007, 08:48 AM
I agree. Beachhead is perfect ! I remeber him being one of my faves when i was a kid. Gonna need two fo them !!!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on July 26, 2007, 08:49 AM
Those pics look great, but really ... how many pics of Lady Jaye did they need to take?  Especially when it's the worst-looking of all of the upcoming figures.

And for some odd reason, I really like Buzzer's chainsaw.  He was always my least-favorite of the Dreadnoks, but this version of him looks really great.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on July 26, 2007, 09:03 AM
Those pics look great, but really ... how many pics of Lady Jaye did they need to take?  

Must be the boobies...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on July 26, 2007, 09:13 AM
Serpy and Buzzer look awesome. I'll definitely have to nab those two.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 26, 2007, 09:28 AM
After seein gthis coverage I am so stoked... more than I am for any Star wars product of its kind.


I didn't want to be the first to say it, but I kind of agree.

Unless they do some better OT Army Builders (REBELS), then I can see 25th Joe stuff dominating my budget for a while.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on July 26, 2007, 09:32 AM
After seein gthis coverage I am so stoked... more than I am for any Star wars product of its kind.


I didn't want to be the first to say it, but I kind of agree.

Unless they do some better OT Army Builders (REBELS), then I can see 25th Joe stuff dominating my budget for a while.

Nothing wrong with being truthful bro. It is what it is....

I think once the new figures from the Video Game come out, and the Comic packs... I may be pulled back in... but these have me ....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on July 26, 2007, 10:00 AM
This line continues to look great, and I'm looking forward to picking more of these up.  Its too bad those customs aren't the real deal, they do look nice.  I'm definitely looking forward to Beachhead, Firefly, Shipwreck, and others.  I'm curious how long they'll continue this 25th Ann. line.  I know there has been talk of taking it into next year.  I think this might be the "new look" for Joes from here on out regardless, but the lineup so far really brings back memories for me.  Plus, its a pretty affordable line so far, so that's a nice change too :).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 26, 2007, 10:59 AM
Wow...just WOW!!  :o  I am so sucked into this line.

WTF is up with the customs though??  It kinda pisses me off that Hasbro would show those off.  Alley Viper?  Airtight?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on July 27, 2007, 02:59 AM
Pics of Firefly, Red Ninja, and the painted Shipwreck are up on that link above on page 4.

I received the first wave of single packs today from smalljoes.com. I'm really going to like this line.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on July 27, 2007, 09:58 AM
Pics of Firefly, Red Ninja, and the painted Shipwreck are up on that link above on page 4.

I received the first wave of single packs today from smalljoes.com. I'm really going to like this line.  :)
How is their shipping ?  :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on July 27, 2007, 12:50 PM
It was lightning fast. I got a notice saying my order shipped Wednesday morning, and on Thursday they were at my doorstep. Of course, they ship from Missouri, and I'm in Iowa, so I'm sure it was that.

They always pack their stuff well. They're my second favorite place to spend money at online next to BBTS.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on July 27, 2007, 02:14 PM
What about shipping cost ?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 27, 2007, 02:49 PM
I forget what I've paid in the past for shiping from Small Joes, but I highly recommend them.  I order from them every once in a while and they've had some insane deals on back issues of GI Joe comics and some of the Corps figures and whatnot.  They run a pretty good outfit. 

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on July 27, 2007, 09:22 PM
What about shipping cost ?

It was about $7.70 or something for those five figures through Priority Mail. Not bad considering the USPS' recent price hikes.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 27, 2007, 09:55 PM
I bought my first and only figure so far today at Walmart, a single carded Storm Shadow.  Awesome figure, but I would have liked the string on the bow to be a little longer and removable arrows so I could pose him firing the bow and arrow.  But he gets 9 out of 10 besides that.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 30, 2007, 09:11 AM
Did anybody get to see pics of the Stalker painted?  If so could you post them here?

I was hoping to see beyond the waves we know about already...mostly to see if that rumor list is true.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on July 30, 2007, 09:15 AM
Off topic. ..

Looks like Leapord print Destro sold out on the first day at SDCC.... anyone think they will show up on HAsbrotoyshop.com ?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on July 30, 2007, 10:48 AM
It looks like both versions of Destro are currently up at HTS.com.  I had to pass, since the McQuarrie figures, Stan Lee, and R2-KT were expensive enough on their own :).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 2, 2007, 10:08 AM
Still not much sign of these around here (no K-Marts here) - although I did see one each of the 5 packs at our local TRU yesterday.  It looks like our Target was starting to reset, so it might be possible these would show up there next week - hopefully.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 2, 2007, 11:33 AM
I missed out on the gold domed Destro on HTS.com but ordered up the silver version.  Got my ship notice this morning along with the ship notice for my Obi-Wan/Yoda and R2-KT order.

The silver Destro came back up for sale at least once after the Monday rush.  Did anyone see the gold version do the same?  I was hoping to get that one but had to settle.

Still no 25th sets or single figures at the local stores although I haven't checked K-Mart for about a week.  My Target got a jump on their toy aisle reset so I'm also hoping they'll stock these figures when the new set is in place.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 2, 2007, 01:51 PM
One of my local Targets reset.  Joes are in the middle of the af section - SW is back to the end.  I picked up all of the carded w1@$5.99 and the Cobra 5pack@$24.99.  Won't be able to open these until tonight, but I can't wait.  Cards are still just as crappy as the ones I found at Kmart & TRU a couple of weeks ago, but the figs look great - as do the ones in the 5pack.  The 5pack case is a lot heavier than I would have thought and it looks much better than the earlier pics. 

Lovin that button that plays the theme song....Was almost tempted to bring it back to work in the cube to embarrass myself over and over again, but decided against it.   :D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on August 2, 2007, 07:51 PM
Was almost tempted to bring it back to work in the cube to embarrass myself over and over again, but decided against it.   :D

Good call.
 ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 3, 2007, 11:33 AM
I stopped by Target this morning, and they had completed their action figure aisle reset.  Nothing new for Star Wars unfortunately (and no clearance VTSCs either), but they did have the new Joes on the pegs.  They had two of the Cobra 5 packs as well, but none of the Joe ones.  I picked up the three singles I was missing (Snake Eyes v2, Cobra Commander v2, and Storm Shadow v2).  So happy to have that Snake Eyes, that was one of my absolute favorite toys as a kid.  So, you might want to be on the lookout at Target if you're searching for the new Joes.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 3, 2007, 06:39 PM
I got to thinking about vehicles today.  We all know how Hasbro loves the SW assault vehicle $20 price point.  There has got to be a couple hundred vehicles Hasbro could get away with at a $10-$15-$20 price point with this line - assuming they still have the molds.  I know that the 25th figs are a bit taller than the vintage ones, but when has Hasbro ever cared about how a figure can fit in a vehicle?  I'm a big Transformer fan as well (obviously) so the vehicles were always just as cool as the figures back in the day.

I've opened my H.I.S.S., R.H.I.N.O., and my Night Ops Humvee from the great HTS clearance and there's just sooooo much more playability you can get out of these things compared to any Star Wars vehicle.  Plenty of seating for multiple figs, peg holes for standing in our outside, firing missles, multiple opening doors, moving mechanisms, removable weapons for figs.  Just good stuff here.  I'm saving my big R.O.C.C. to open for when I get a chance to crack open my 25th Joes I just picked up yesterday.

I'm pretty much maxed out of space due to Star Wars probably like the rest of you guys, but I'm in the process of expanding room for the possibilty.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 3, 2007, 07:34 PM
I found the single carded figures tonight at Wal-Mart.  They had 3 of Snake-Eyes, 2 Stormshadow, and at least one each of Flint and Cobra Commander.  I don't think I saw the Cobra officer though but I really wasn't paying that close attention.  No 5-packs.

Now, the reason I wasn't paying much attention to the rest of the figures is because I was distracted by Snake-Eyes.  First off, it's an awesome looking figure and that outfit is still my favorite from the vintage line.

The other thing that caught my attention is that there's a variant on the wolf.  I've seen no mention of this or photos on the various web sites and I'm even in the Joe club and didn't hear about this.  Two of the Snake figs had the grey wolf we've all see photos of but the other one had a black wolf with white belly.  Now, I'm wondering if there's a third variant with the grey/black wolf like there were 3 versions of the 8" Sigma 6 wolf.

So, what color wolves have you guys found so far and what stores did you get them at?

My Target has pegs for the carded and shelf spots for the 5-packs but the only new stuff they've stocked since they reset this week are the 8" Sigma figures from the new military line.

Correction: YoJoe.com does list the black under the Variants section but they don't have a photo.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on August 3, 2007, 08:56 PM
Mike, hopefully you can get your new figures to work in the vehicles.

Unfortunately, the hip articulation makes it hard for the 25th Ann. figures to sit and fit correctly in the 1982-2006 3 3/4" vehicles.  Also, the foot holes on the new 25th figures are different than the 1982-2006 figures so the pegs on the vehicles aren't correct.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on August 3, 2007, 11:05 PM
Finally found a 5-pack tonight at Target. It's the Joe one, which was the one I was looking for. It was the last 5-pack there and all the singles were cleaned out, but then again, it was 9 PM.

As long as it took me to find this, I can say it was worth the wait.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 4, 2007, 12:19 AM
Mike, hopefully you can get your new figures to work in the vehicles.

Unfortunately, the hip articulation makes it hard for the 25th Ann. figures to sit and fit correctly in the 1982-2006 3 3/4" vehicles.  Also, the foot holes on the new 25th figures are different than the 1982-2006 figures so the pegs on the vehicles aren't correct.

Still have a backlog of SW and TF to digest besides my new Joes/Cobras, but I appreciate your input SP. (Forgot your real MN name sorry)
.
......Still hoping for vintage vehicle reissues
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Aucassin on August 4, 2007, 01:42 AM
The 5 packs finally showed up at my Target and Kmart this week, and both Wal-Marts restocked them. I haven't seen any single-carded figures for a couple of weeks though. And has anyone else found Elite Force figures and vehicles at Target? I almost bought the Humvee. I'm thinking of painting it to look like a Stinger, since we're gettting a driver soon. The Black Hawk looks good too. If the Apache or the F-18 show up, I'll definitely get those.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 4, 2007, 02:03 AM
I saw the shelf tags for the Elite Forces stuff and was kind of surprised.  They had the Hummer there today along with a smaller airplane but the helicopter, other vehicles and figures weren't stocked yet.

That Humvee is a nice looking vehicle.  I don't think I've ever bought any of the EF stuff before, though.  How's the quality on it?

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on August 4, 2007, 02:56 AM
Well lemme tell ya E. :)

I collect the 1:18 military lines from BBI and 21st Century toys, and the quality's really unmatched in the toy aisle on anything they make.  Comparatively, 21st usually has a more complex toy, but BBI has something a bit sturdier...  Basically they're neck-and-neck with each other, but they make Hasbro (anything) look like child's play.

The kicker?  BBI Helicopters at TRU were around $40 to $60...  The larger ones that is, which are a Blackhawk (modern day troop mover, etc.), and Apache.  I got an Apache back in the day on clearance, but never got a Hawk...  Anyway, $30 at BBI for the same chopper.  Almost HALF off, and Target says that's their price, it's not overstock like some were thinking it was... 

BBI was exclusive to TRU but they've worked out a deal with Target now who have a much stronger distribution system.  The better EF stuff sells at Target, the more they're gonna carry too.  21st Century Toys is currently at Wal-Mart mostly but TRU just got in agreement with 21st again so now it's at both stores.  I'm thinking maybe TRU's dumping Elite Force, not sure, but it's really their pricing (and lack of mark-downs) that kills TRU (as with all toys at that store).

Anyway, the main point is that Elite Force stuff at Target is priced UNBELIEVABLY.  Their items are all 100% to-scale in 1:18, nothing is cut, nothing is scaled down...  It's perfect.  And the prices are just too good to be true.  Even the guys that collect it were shocked at that.  I got a Blackhawk just tonight E, first one I saw yet, at a new Target in the Pittsburgh area I can get to easily (thank god).  $30 for that behemoth was just too good to be true to me.  The quality is fantastic though...  Dials are sculpted on, painted...  Doors open, the trooper doors slide, there's a rappelling line, etc., etc... 

There is only one slight flaw with the choppers and it's the props tend to droop a little over time due to weight. 

On the Humvees, they're great...  Rivet detailing sculpted on, doors open, the figures are good, you get extra bits with them generally...  There's at least two Humvees being sold so far.  One is a "Super Humvee" which is opened in the back.  This is a Humvee being used by Special FOrces in Iraq/Afghanistan right now...  The other I saw was a woodland camo regular old Humvee.  There is one too that has an armored turret with machine gun on the top, a regular version.  These are the new modified armor Humvees being deployed in Iraq with better protection for the gunner up top and everyone inside...  They're in desert tan, however I"m not positive these are hsowing up at Target yet. 

The LAV (Land Assault Vehicle) is there though as well...  They're getting eaten up in Iraq right now but are still deployed.  They're something you'll see with homemade up-armoring on them on the news sometimes and whatnot.  Again a great piece though, and at a pretty great prices.  The Humvees and LAV's prices aren't quite as snazzy as the Abrams and choppers, but they're quite good nonetheless.

I say buy away Eric, you won't be disappointed man.  You know you want an Apache for Wild Bill. :P
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 4, 2007, 08:37 AM
still no single packs here in my neck of the woods.

I agree with Jesse about BBI and 21st C being "More" correct with their stuff than Hasbro...but there are a couple problems with their stuff when mixing it with the Joe Stuff.

Since they are true to scale, the Apache is bigger than my Skystriker.

(JJ, Wild Bill would never fly one of those, he would fly a Bell SUPER COBRA which either BBI or 21st also made and made my poor Dragon Fly look so TINY in comparison)

I have not scaled it out, but I fear the HUMVEE would be bigger than the MOBAT for sure and possibly the Mauler as well.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 4, 2007, 05:01 PM
Thanks for the run down, Jesse.  I haven't bought any 21st stuff since they got out of the 1:6 business and while some of the bbi 1:6 stuff TRU was carrying a while back wasn't bad, it wasn't quite what I was looking for at the time.  I did buy a couple uniform sets and at least one weapons pack, though, and liked the stuff well enough.

I was tempted more than once to pick up a 1:18 Elite Fordces piece or two at TRU when I was buying Joes more often about 2 years ago, but never did.  I've always admired the 21st planes and equipment that WM has been carrying also, but again, never purchased any of it.

It would be fun to have a nice Humvee for my Joes to tool around in so maybe I'll take a closer look at them at Target when I head back there next.  No helos there yet, though.

On the Joe front, I found the two 5-packs at Target today and picked up one of each.  Also got a single carded Stormshadow.  Haven't opened them yet, probably sit down later tonight and go through them.

So far I have mixed feelings, though.  I opened the v2 Snake Eyes last night and while the extra articulation is nice, the sculpting looks well done and the accessories are nice, the weak plastic (as we already see in the Star Wars line) sucks.  The fact that the forward hip movement is hampered also is a big disappointment, especially in Snake Eyes.  Except for that extra kneed joint, some of the 2003 and newer SE figures are almost better articulated.

I'm going to hold off on final judgement on all of them till I get the 5-packs and the Stormshadow open.  Then I'll probably know if I'm going to be buying more or not...although I don't think I'd be able to pass up on Firefly.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on August 5, 2007, 03:17 PM
Stopped by Target to see if they had reset with the new 25th Joes and... No luck. They had some of the new 8 inch Kung Fu Grip/GI Joe Commandos, but no 25th product whatsoever. TRU didn't have any either, just some old DTC comic packs.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Biffette on August 5, 2007, 08:19 PM
The other thing that caught my attention is that there's a variant on the wolf.  I've seen no mention of this or photos on the various web sites and I'm even in the Joe club and didn't hear about this.  Two of the Snake figs had the grey wolf we've all see photos of but the other one had a black wolf with white belly.  Now, I'm wondering if there's a third variant with the grey/black wolf like there were 3 versions of the 8" Sigma 6 wolf.

So, what color wolves have you guys found so far and what stores did you get them at?


At my local Fred Meyer I saw both the white and black, but I didn't even think to check if the black was white/black or grey/black; just grabbed the white wolf and left the variant.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 5, 2007, 10:38 PM
It looks like there are just 2 variations, the all grey one and the black with white belly.  It was listed on YoJoe.com and the newest newsletter from the Joe club just arrived and mentions it as well.  It must be short packed though.  Of the three on the shelf at K-Mart only one was black and today at Target they had 3 Snake Eyes figures and they were all grey.

Also, I picked up a Cobra Officer today at Target and they had the new Elite Forces vehicles socked.  There's a tank, Blackhawk and Apache which all look insane.  Didn't buy any as I don't have the space but that Blackhawk was tempting!

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on August 5, 2007, 10:53 PM
As much as I love the old Joe stuff, I really didn't plan on buying any of these for myself.  I bought a set of the 5-packs to take pics of for ToyTraderz, and by the time I was done I was hooked.  They are really superb figures.  A bit loose in places, but overall I'd give the a solid "A" grade. 

I'll definitely get the single packs as well now that I've had fun with the 5-pack figures.  I've seen Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes but thought I'd wait.  I'm kind of surprised that those are the two that are out there more than the other figures. 

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 5, 2007, 11:44 PM
I'm not as heavily into the Joes as I am SW but I've gotten the impression over the last couple of years that maybe Snake Eyes and Stormshadow aren't as popular as they once were.  Or, at least, that people are tired of seeing them on the shelves. 

Seemed like every wave of Sigma Six figures either had Duke, Snake or Storm or worse, all three.  Same with the 3.75" figures.  People that complain about too many Vader figures in the SW waves or the hundreds of Wolverine variants have a minor irritation to the Joe collectors and the endless Snake and Duke figures out there (the DTC waves were an exception to this problem, however).

Even the new Sigma Six-style figures that are out now as Adventure Team includes a Stormshadow vs Tiger set.  There's a Snake Eyes tomb set with cobra snake coming later on in the line.  So, I'm not really surprised that they aren't selling quickly. 

The Cobra Officer went first at K-Mart and I think I got to the wave at Target first today as all the figures from the case were still on the shelf.  Hopefully this line of figures will be a little more diverse as the DTC was towards the end.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on August 6, 2007, 01:34 AM
N/P on the rundown E...  And Paul's right, 21st made a SuperCobra (Not sure on the Apache or not though), but BBI's is an Apache...  Definitely different, but for $30 I think I'd go with BBI's Apache since it'd be the cheaper ride.  He just needs a friend to help him. ;)

The Humvee's pretty good though...  I like the Super Humvee more personally E, but they do make (BBI that is) a tan regular Humvee too, I just haven't seen anything but woodland camo ones at Target thus far.

If I may also suggest...  Power Team Elite's Humvee's are to-scale more or less and in many litlte ways they're superior...  In other ways inferior.  They're good though, and I don't know many folks that turn their nose up at them.  They're cheap, easy to paint up, etc.  And Big Lots is to be carrying a whole slew of PTE stuff this holiday seaason.  I think PTE made like at least 2 or 3 versions of the Humvee too so you may want to wait on that...  21st has a Humvee too but IMO it's more model than toy, and thus it's pretty fragile.  They have a transport version and regular one...  I prefer BBI's honestly.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 6, 2007, 12:31 PM
Finally found the single packs at Retail today.  Snagged the Cobra Officer and Flint.

Also saw the BBI stuff (Super Humvee, LAV and M1a1).

Has anybody seent the WalMart exclusive Adventure Team guys at retail yet?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 6, 2007, 12:50 PM
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Has anybody seent the WalMart exclusive Adventure Team guys at retail yet?

Forgive me for being a bit dumb on these, but if these are the 12" "doll" type figures in the old school looking packaging, then our local WM had a display endcap full of these the other day.  Again, I'm not very familiar with the larger Joe stuff, but they did have these on the shelves.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 6, 2007, 01:19 PM
****, they're out already?  I'm worried that my WM won't carry them as they haven't carried a single Star Wars exclusive yet (or VTAC for that matter).  Guess I better start checking around.

And yes, the 12" vintage style Adventure Team figs are exclusive to Wal-Mart.  There is an 8" line of AT figures done in the Sigma Six format that are not exclusive and they just started showing up at my local Target this past weekend.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on August 7, 2007, 11:51 AM
I'm not as heavily into the Joes as I am SW but I've gotten the impression over the last couple of years that maybe Snake Eyes and Stormshadow aren't as popular as they once were.  Or, at least, that people are tired of seeing them on the shelves. 

Ah, that makes perfect sense.  Honestly, these are the first Joe figures I've ever bought that were produced after 1987, so it didn't even occur to me.  :)  I can absolutely see why collectors would be sick of seeing the two, given how tired I am of seeing Vader and others produced over and over again.

Oh, and I found a Cobra at Target today.  Sweet.  :)

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on August 7, 2007, 12:16 PM
ManI have yet to see any at retail.  :'(
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 7, 2007, 02:05 PM
ManI have yet to see any at retail.  :'(

Do you have a Target near by?  If so, and they reset their toy ailse, be on the lookout.  My Target finished the action figure set either Wednesday or Thursday and by Saturday they had the 25th Joe figures stocked.  They had one case of the singles and one or two cases of the 5-packs.  Not sure how they ship in a case but there were at least 2 of each (Joe and Cobra).

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 7, 2007, 02:18 PM
I picked up the Joe 5pack over the weekend so I'm caught up on this stuff with the everything with the exception of the SDCC pimp Destros.

Lovin the boxed sets and the way they're set up, sadly I'm finally getting sick of the button and the theme song.  :-\ 

I still plan on opening this stuff as all five of my carded figs have warped cards - but the box sets just look too pretty to open.  It's just kinda hard to give in, but I really need to populate my Joe/Cobra vehicles so I'm hoping to get around to it this weekend.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on August 7, 2007, 02:58 PM
ManI have yet to see any at retail.  :'(

Do you have a Target near by?  If so, and they reset their toy ailse, be on the lookout.  My Target finished the action figure set either Wednesday or Thursday and by Saturday they had the 25th Joe figures stocked.  They had one case of the singles and one or two cases of the 5-packs.  Not sure how they ship in a case but there were at least 2 of each (Joe and Cobra).

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I'll have to check again. Not last time I checked...

At least I got the Gold and Silver Destro in the mail !!!  ;D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 7, 2007, 05:27 PM
All the cards I have seen have been warped.

I snagged a whole set at Target today.  Oddly it was Hood Cobra Commander that was in short supply.  There were 2 Officers, 2 Flints, 6 Snake Eyes (all with Grey Timber) and 5 Storm Shadows and 1 Cobra Commander...

These still haven't surfaced at Wal Mart for me yet.  Plus I want the retro 12in AT guys...

I've seen several of the 5 packs.  The ones I saw today looked like that Gorilla from the Samsonite commercial got ahold of them.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 8, 2007, 04:38 PM
I stopped back at Target today, and the Joe single packs were completely wiped out.  They did have three of the 5 packs there (2 Cobra, 1 Joe), but all the single packs from the other day were gone.  These seem to be selling well around here, at least from what I've seen so far.  Although, I don't know how much has shipped at this point.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 8, 2007, 04:44 PM
One of my local Targets have been peg warming Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow since the reset...Today they were up to:

x6 Snake Eyes
x4 Storm Shadow

They're sold out of everything pretty much everywhere else, but it is kinda sad to see that they're the pegwarmers (so far) in my area.  This must be due to all of the the SE/SS overload during the past few years, but still...it's just not right IMO
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 8, 2007, 06:31 PM
Similar story at my local Target.  Two Snake Eyes and one Stormshadow figure are what's left of the case that got stocked over the weekend.  The 5-packs haven't come back yet.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Greg on August 8, 2007, 06:54 PM
No 25th Anniversary Joes at my local Target, but I did see the new BBi figure line. The Abrams tank and Black Hawk are must haves, as well as the Humvee which I will most likely get on clearance.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on August 8, 2007, 08:14 PM
To be fair, the initial case assortment of Wave 1 does have 2x Storm Shadow and 3x Snake Eyes in it.  In an 8-figure case, that's a bit of an overload.  It doesn't really surprise me that they hang around the pegs a bit longer.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 9, 2007, 09:09 AM
I guess there is some speculation that the playing cards (http://www.yojoe.com/archive/games/sdcc07cards/) given out at ComicCon might be clues as to what figures could be on the way in the 25th line.  There is a number of variant/repaints, such as "Shipwreck with white shirt" which we saw both versions of in toy form at CC.  Anyways, just thought I'd pass it along - food for thought.  You can see all of the cards at the linky (and larger versions by clicking on each suit).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 9, 2007, 09:14 AM
Wasn't there also a "Rumor" at the show that there were 2 versions of Stalker (even though we have yet to see EITHER painted).

While I don't want an entire line of repaints or variations, if they make sense (Tiger Force, Python Patrol)...I could be ok with it.

I have been looking at that deck of cards ever since that rumor floated across the TNI boards.  I think I am ok with 80% of them.

As an update, I found 4 of the 5 AT Joes yesterday.  I am only missing Man of Action now and the Adventure Team will be complete.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 9, 2007, 10:18 AM
I guess there is some speculation that the playing cards (http://www.yojoe.com/archive/games/sdcc07cards/) given out at ComicCon might be clues as to what figures could be on the way in the 25th line.  There is a number of variant/repaints, such as "Shipwreck with white shirt" which we saw both versions of in toy form at CC.  Anyways, just thought I'd pass it along - food for thought.  You can see all of the cards at the linky (and larger versions by clicking on each suit).

Well, it would make sense seeing as how they could easily have come up with other characters to put on the cards instead of two versions of Shipwreck or Torpedo, etc.  I'd buy that rumor of the cards being the potential line-up for the 25th figures.

If they are going to do all those figures, plus re-paints, I think I'll take a hard look at them before deciding how many I want to pick up.  I definitely want that Firefly figure, though. 

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 9, 2007, 12:39 PM
I stopped by WM this morning to pick up a couple things and noticed they were in the process of re-setting the action figure aisle.  They had the 25th Joes single packs on the pegs for the spiffy price of $4.88.  It was nice to see a sub-$5 action figure again.  I had this wave already, but couldn't resist picking up another Snake Eyes.  Always one of my favorites.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JangoTat on August 10, 2007, 09:59 AM
How rare was lady jay, 2 or 3 years old figure?

i remember picking up a few for $1 and they went crazy on ebay never understood why though. was she short packed or something?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on August 10, 2007, 11:25 AM
Is anyone else having an issue with curved cards ? I am having a hard time finding really good cards. So are my friends...

???
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 10, 2007, 11:33 AM
Yeah, curved cards seem to be an issue due to the thin-ness of them.  Most of the ones I've seen have been decent (or, good enough for me), but maybe not for a MOC collector.  I'm not keeping these MOC, but so far I'm keeping the cardbacks just because they look spiffy and remind me of the ones I had as a kid.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 10, 2007, 02:46 PM
I have only seen one set of decent/mint cards, so I feel for you carded guys.  But like Brian...I don't collect carded figures, so what I think is decent may be trash to carded guys.

The good ones were at Wal Mart...I have not seen any Non-Warped ones at Target.  I doubt that matters, but it was just an observation....I've also only seen them at 1 Wal Mart to this point.  And I have been checking daily..still looking or the 12in AT Man of Action...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 10, 2007, 03:00 PM
All the ones I've found at K-Mart and Target so far have had issues.  The two best cards I've seen were on the two Destro figures I ordered from HTS.com.

The cardboard is a little less stiff than the SW cards.  They look nice but if I were collecting these MOC I'd have passed up most of the ones I've seen on the shelf so far.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 10, 2007, 06:14 PM
Hey Brian,
  When you found the Joe figures at Wal-Mart do you recall what they were stocked next to?  Star Wars, Pirates, Corps figures (or whatever those cheap military figs are)?

I was looking at my WM today, the're pretty far along in the reset but I didn't see tags for the figures and the planogram sheets I was looking at didn't seem to have them either.

Also, for anyone that has seen the WM exclusive 12" vintage-style Adventure Team figures, were they stocked in an aisle with the other Joe figures or were they on an end cap somewhere?

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on August 10, 2007, 06:44 PM
The Walmart next to my work had the pegs set for the new Joes today too - $4.88 a pop like Brian said.  I believe they were right next to the Wrestling figures, if that helps.

I do know a friend that saw the 12" Joes about a week ago - he indicated they were in an aisle on the bottom shelf, next to the Sigma Six stuff, which leads me to believe it was at a Walmart that just set them out before their aisle was reset.

 :P
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 11, 2007, 11:03 PM
I found some of the 12" Joes today at a Wal-Mart in Elmira, NY.  They had the Sea and Air Adventure along with Man of Action and The Adventurer.  No Land Adventurer, however.

I snagged a Sea Adventurer and The Adventurer.  They had a couple open on the shelves and they looked pretty good.  I snagged two that were sealed and when I got home and opened the Adventurer he was missing his shoulder holster and pistol.

So, you may want to open them in the store, they're just tapped closed, to make sure they are complete before buying them.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 13, 2007, 09:05 AM
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Hey Brian,
When you found the Joe figures at Wal-Mart do you recall what they were stocked next to?  Star Wars, Pirates, Corps figures (or whatever those cheap military figs are)?

Our WM might be kind of screwy, but this is the way it is basically set up now.  The action figure "aisle" is three aisle long - on one side.  The first aisle is Spidey 3, Marvel Legends/etc., Turtles, Transformers, and maybe something like Ben 10?  DC used to be here as well, but has disappeared since the reset.  The next aisle is Pirates, Power Rangers, Star Wars, etc.  Then the last aisle is kind of a mishmash of stuff, and that is where the GI Joe stuff was crammed.  I think there were some wrestling figures there too, like CHEWIE mentioned, but otherwise its only about a half an aisle and there is just miscellaneous older stuff there (Vader coin albums, models, etc.)  Oh, and I stopped back there this weekend and all the Joe stuff was sold out.  Actually the single packs are sold out (quickly) at every store in town.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 13, 2007, 09:22 AM
Thanks for the info, Brian.  I don't think my WM is going to carry the Joe stuff anymore but we'll see.  This is also a store that has never carried any Star Wars exclusives.  They never carried the VTOC last year and didn't have VTAC this year.  It's a newer store, only 3 years old, mabye, and very sketchy on what they stock.

The 12" Joe figures I found in Elmira were in cardboard displays on a 4-sided aisle display along with the new Marvel Toys figures.  That store didn't have shelf tags for 25th GI Joe figures either but they weren't done with their reset yet.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 13, 2007, 09:30 AM
Seeing those 25th Anniversary figures on the pegs is pretty cool. I have to admit I'm tempted to pick them up, but have to restrain myself.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on August 13, 2007, 12:54 PM
Seeing those 25th Anniversary figures on the pegs is pretty cool. I have to admit I'm tempted to pick them up, but have to restrain myself.

Eh.  Just go for it.  If you purchased about 20 less of each Star Wars trooper, you'd be able to get the Joes without a problem.
 ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on August 13, 2007, 02:15 PM
Finally saw the new 25th Anniversary Joes at Target. No 5-packs, but they had all the single cards, minus the Cobra Officer. Picked up Snake Eyes w/ Timber.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on August 14, 2007, 09:07 AM
Finally able to get a hold of a Cobra Commander.. .. Card is just ok...

WTF is up with these cards ?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 14, 2007, 10:48 AM
WTF is up with these cards ?

They suck....You can find minty ones if you're patient, but they're just so damned flimsy.  Just be glad that Hasbro isn't charging $10 a pop for these guys with a clamshell.  Plus it makes it that much easier of a decision to open rather than leave carded..
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 14, 2007, 12:04 PM
I'm just curious, now that the singles and 5 packs are starting to hit throughout the country, how many of you are still in on this line?  It seems like there has been some mixed reviews here and there, depending on the person.  The do seem to be selling pretty well around here (the singles and Joe pack in particular), but they just starting hitting too.  I've picked up what has been available so far, and planned to continue, but with all the stuff coming up I'm starting to wonder if I should.  Not that I don't like the figures, but there is just so much other stuff out there.  If I do continue, it will probably just be for those next couple waves, and then drop it next year.  I'd have the majority of my favorites (or ones I had as a kid), and with Indy Jones and the new DCU Classics line next year (along with Star Wars and Marvel), there is more than enough to keep up with the way it is.  Anyways - after reading so many of us getting excited for this line, I was curious how many are staying with it now that we have seen them in person?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on August 14, 2007, 12:48 PM
I am staying with it ! I am not getting every single piece. Just the one's I like. So far I have Stormy, Snake, CC, and the Destro's. I passed on Flint and the Soldier for not. Maybe get Flint later. But not a priority.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: jedipurge on August 14, 2007, 01:11 PM
Picked up my first Joe in about 20 years  :o It was nice to do.  I picked up Snake Eyes/Timber.  Is one timber more rare then the other? black vs. grey?  Got Snakey opened played around with him for about a minute and the left hand broke off at the peg!  WTF!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on August 14, 2007, 01:14 PM
From the one figure I've bought so far, I'm loving this line. I'm hoping to pick up Serpy and Buzzer in Wave 2, and maybe the Red Ninja from Wave 3.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 14, 2007, 02:17 PM
I was really hyped for these figures when I first saw photos of them but now that the line has seemingly expanded and I've gotten a couple out of the package I think I'll only be picking up a few of them.

I've seen probably 15-20 Snake Eyes figures on the pegs and only one black wolf, which I bought.  That was stocked at K-Mart. 

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on August 15, 2007, 11:34 AM
If I can find them marked down I would buy extra to open.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on August 16, 2007, 01:32 AM
I was very interested in continuing to buy this line, but after buying the Cobra 5-pack, I'm not so sure I'll continue if Hasbro doesn't get the hands fixed. The Storm Shadow from that pack can't hold any of his weapons, and the same is true for my Baroness.

Maybe it's just my set, but I'm kind of doubtful about that. At least the rest of the pack was great. The Cobra soldier would really do well on a single card, methinks.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Greg on August 16, 2007, 01:42 PM
   So far I've picked up all of the single figures and five-packs, and a second COBRA officer (I hope to get one more). I am loving this line.   
   The only flaws in the figures are the screws in the legs, hands, and weapons. Screws are fine with me, but detract from the overall appearance of the figures. My main gripe about the hands is the lack of a seperate trigger finger, but I fixed the problem with knife and several quick slices.
   Weapons are the worst part of these figures. Some are overall horrible (COBRA rifle), while others look funny and don't make sense(Flint's shotgun, Roadblock's .50 Cal) Scarlett's crossbow and Gung-Ho's Grenade launcher, while very cool, are way too fragile. I'm glad Marauder Inc. will be able to fix my weapon problems. Overall, this is a great line.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on August 16, 2007, 03:17 PM
      Weapons are the worst part of these figures. Some are overall horrible (COBRA rifle), while others look funny and don't make sense(Flint's shotgun, Roadblock's .50 Cal)

Just curious ... what doesn't "make sense" about the shotgun and .50 cal?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Greg on August 16, 2007, 04:20 PM
I don't like the green plastic that they are molded in. I don't understand why Hasbro could not have gone with black. I guess the same could apply to the COBRA Officer weapon with the silver plastic. They just stand out way too much and look funny. Regarding the .50 Cal, even though the original Roadblock had one, it's just not a sensible weapon for a soldier to carry around. Even if they could carry it, it's way too bulky, heavy, and powerful. The sculpts are great, though. Sorry about not being specific about that!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on August 16, 2007, 06:24 PM
I don't like the green plastic that they are molded in.

Flint's green shotgun is a homage to the RAH version.  ;)

(http://www.yojoe.com/action/85/85card/flint.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Greg on August 16, 2007, 06:27 PM
Yeah, I know. I just wish Hasbro decided to change all weapon colors to black. But, you can't have it all, I guess.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on August 16, 2007, 11:12 PM
Yeah, I know. I just wish Hasbro decided to change all weapon colors to black. But, you can't have it all, I guess.

I don't know, I kind of like the weird RAH homages like the green shotgun.

Is the SDCC release dates for Waves 2 and 3 correct? They put Wave 2 at September and Wave 3 at October, seems they're really pushing to make sure that the 25th Anniversary product comes out in the 25th Anniversary year.

Fine with me though.

Who else is surpised at the lake of Cobra army builders in the 25th line? The Cobra Troopers/Officers are cool, although I like my DTC Blueshirt just as much. The Cobra Red Ninja rocks, just like the Red Ninjas in Marvel #21. I'm astonished we didn't see a new Crimson Guard. He's right up there with the standard Blueshirt as one of the most iconic Cobra goons. I think it would be cool to see a new Tele-Viper, as well as a new HISS Driver (Maybe with a rerelease/retool of the DTC HISS?).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 20, 2007, 11:52 AM
EE (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HJ63306#LargeImage) has pics up of the next 5 pack.  We've seen it at Comic Con I believe, but just thought I'd pass it along for those who are interested.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 20, 2007, 12:19 PM
I finally cracked open my carded figs from w1 and I must say that I'm very impressed so far.  Great articulation, nice solid joints, good paint apps, great homeages to the vintage stuff.  I just wish they would have done away with the leg screws as they did with the rubber o-rings, but no biggie.

Mine can even stand on their own in a variety of poses and they can hold their weapons just fine.  I haven't opened up my boxed sets yet as this is where I've heard alot of quality complaints come from and I'm just not ready to violate them.  But so far so good with the carded figs.  I'm loving them and I hope to get around to the boxed sets sometime this week.

Looks like none of them can sit very well so there goes my great idea for some vintage vehicle re-releases.  These guys are also the same height as my clones are.  I thought I heard that these things were "freakishy" tall or something.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 20, 2007, 01:52 PM
That new 5-pack is kind of underwhelming.  It does have 3 troop builders in it but you buy that and you already have 3 Storm Shadow and 3 Cobra Commander figures in the collection and the line will only be 3 months old.

If they really wanted to continue the 5-pack format why not a Drednok set?  Crimson Guard set with Tomax and Xamot?  Or, if  they wanted repacks along with new, how about a Commanders set with Hawk and Flagg vs CC, Destro and a Cobra Trooper?

Re-paints.  Bah.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Madcow on August 20, 2007, 02:06 PM
EE (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HJ63306#LargeImage) has pics up of the next 5 pack.  We've seen it at Comic Con I believe, but just thought I'd pass it along for those who are interested.

Where is that Black Cobra Commander from? I'll probably pick up the 5 pack just for him...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on August 20, 2007, 03:14 PM
Where is that Black Cobra Commander from? I'll probably pick up the 5 pack just for him...

The minds of Hasbro.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 20, 2007, 03:22 PM
Yeah, I'm not thrilled with that next 5 pack either.  I like the ideas you mentioned better - Dreadnoks or Crimson Guards with Tomax and Xamot.  They are really going crazy with the multiple versions of characters so far in this line, I wonder how things will go from here on out.  I really like these figures, but I'm debating how much further to go - simply because its hard to afford all this stuff (with Star Wars, Marvel, and DC - and soon Indy - taking priority).  Neat stuff though, they seem to be selling well around here, particularly the single packs and Joe 5 pack.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on August 20, 2007, 03:55 PM
Saw the Cobra 5-Pack for the first time at Target today.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on August 20, 2007, 11:29 PM
Underwhelming is right.  :( I see what you mean about the rehash issue being so prominent in Hasbro's Joe line.  There are so many directions they could run with new five-packs (as mentioned), but they do this. I think I'll pass on this one.

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 21, 2007, 04:38 PM
Well...Here's Hasbro's third (http://www.cooltoyreview.com/story/front/Hasbros_3rd_GI_JOE_QA_The_Answers_108278.asp) QnA.  I totally forgot about the Joe version...Not quite sure if there were other websites that participated in this or not.

No Terror Dome or FLAGG??  Sounds good to me  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 21, 2007, 09:12 PM
http://generalsjoes.com/qanda.html

This site kinda does what MATT does...

It reminds me of the first few rounds of QnA in the Star Wars world....alot of "We'll see" and "Can't Tell you"...

Maybe another wave before the end of the year?  Sweet.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 22, 2007, 01:20 PM
Cracked open my Joe 5pack last night...

I love all of the sculpts, but now I know why some people aren't happy with this set.  Gung-Ho's legs are as loose as some of the most battered Joes I had as a kid.  Very tight ankle joints, but he's pretty worthless because he can't stand even with his stand - same goes for Snake Eyes.  What good is an action figure if it can't even stand with a stand ??  Roadblock, Duke, and Scarlett for that matter - almost seems like their legs weren't meant to move as they're so stiff.  Oh and I wish Scarlett could hold her bow   ::)

I was really happy with the carded figs I opened last week, but it just feels like I got ripped off on this set....Here's hoping to better luck with my Cobra pack.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 22, 2007, 10:01 PM
Cracked open my Cobra pack tonight.....Cobraaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

Awesome scuplts and very tight joints on all 5 in the pack.  I guess I got a bum Joe 5pack so I'm going to try and return that for a better pack.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on August 22, 2007, 10:25 PM
  I guess I got a bum Joe 5pack so I'm going to try and return that for a better pack.

I wouldn't say so.  I pretty much had the same issues with my Joe 5-pack figures as you did ... and it seems that a lot of others experienced this as well.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 22, 2007, 10:26 PM
I've opened 5 of the Joe packs so far and only 1 of the Gung Ho's have not been loose...the rest seem fine.

All my single carded (including PDD) have been good and tight too.

I'm going to Atlanta for the Joe Con anybody else on the forums here going?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 22, 2007, 11:41 PM
I would love to go to this con some day but this year CIV soaked up all my spare cash and the non-Celebration years have been too far away.

I wish they'd find somewhere in the North East to hold this con.  I think DC is the closest they've come but that was 6 years ago at least.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Greg on August 23, 2007, 02:12 AM
Well, I decided that I cannot afford this line so I am selling my figures. If you are still looking for any figures, or want an instant loose collection check the classifieds section.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 23, 2007, 08:51 AM
  I guess I got a bum Joe 5pack so I'm going to try and return that for a better pack.

I wouldn't say so.  I pretty much had the same issues with my Joe 5-pack figures as you did ... and it seems that a lot of others experienced this as well.

I had the same problem with my Joe 5 pack - particularly with the Gung Ho figure.  He falls down more than he stands it seems.  Not as much trouble with the others, but he was particularly bad - stand or no stand.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on August 23, 2007, 10:35 AM
I've opened 5 of the Joe packs so far and only 1 of the Gung Ho's have not been loose...the rest seem fine.

All my single carded (including PDD) have been good and tight too.

I'm going to Atlanta for the Joe Con anybody else on the forums here going?

I wish I could go.

I am the same way. C-IV killed me...


Wish I could snag their exclusive set though.  ::)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 23, 2007, 10:53 AM
I can add one to my order if you really want one, PM me.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 23, 2007, 12:41 PM
Although I haven't visited Wal-Mart in a little while, it seems as though the 25th Joes are sold out around town right now (at least at the stores closest to us).  TRU hasn't had any for over a month, Target is sold out (and pegs covered with Elite Forces stuff), and Wal-Mart only ever had the single packs which were gone in a couple days (again, haven't been there in awhile now though, so they may have restocked).  Anyways, these seem to be selling pretty well.  I think the pricepoint helps as well.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on August 23, 2007, 12:50 PM
Although I haven't visited Wal-Mart in a little while, it seems as though the 25th Joes are sold out around town right now

I'm experiencing the same thing at my local Targets. In fact, I only saw the single carded 25th Joes once, and then they were gone. Luckily, I managed to nab what I wanted that one time. Lets hope that future single carded waves are a little easier to find in the wilds of retail.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on August 24, 2007, 08:18 PM
Waves 2 & 3 + Cobra 5-pack #2 (http://www.toytraderz.com/News/article/sid=910.html)

I'm still not too keen on the Cobra 5-pack, but I will say that the Cobra Commander is growing on me.  :)

Wave 2 - Overall I am really pleased with this wave.  I never liked the Dreadnoks but Buzzer looks great.  The only one I'm not too fond of is Lady Jaye...hopefully her face looks better in person

Wave 3 - <giddy>Firefly!</giddy>  <more giddy>Zartan!!</giddy>  Without Red Ninja this is a freakin' SWEET wave.  They certainly could have used 50 figures BEFORE using that silly ninja, but oh well.

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on August 24, 2007, 10:29 PM
Cobra 5-Pack- Meh. Not a fan of the Valor Vs. Venom inspired SS, nor the black CC. I like the comic-colored Blueshirt though, and the Stinger Driver rocks as well.

Wave 2- I love Buzzer and Serps, but other than that, nothing really that interests me.

Wave 3- The Red Ninja is pretty cool, and I like the comic Stalker, but that's it.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 24, 2007, 10:46 PM
I actually like repaints so I'm looking forward to the next Cobra 5pack even though they've already milked these figs more than I would have wanted them to (so quickly)....As long as there aren't any problems like I had with the 1st Joe 5pack...Yes I'm looking at you Gung Ho and Snake Eyes!  ::)

w2 & w3 look awesome although Firefly looks like a freakin giant..  Beachhead, Buzzer, Serpentor-not familiar with this version-but he has some badass weapons, Shipwreck, Stalker, ZARTAN!!  Good stuff here.  Can't wait.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 25, 2007, 12:30 AM
Waves 2 and 3 look like winners in my book.  I'm a little iffy on Lady Jaye, have to wait to see it in person.  Never was a big Serpentor fan but the figure looks good.

Can't wait for Firefly and Beachhead though.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on August 25, 2007, 01:11 AM
Firefly always was one of my favorites, so his figure is outstanding.  As a kid I had him cross over to the Joes because I liked him so much, so I'm likely to pick one up of him.  That's a darn nice figure.  I think really the whole series has been outstandingly done.  I do feel the VvV styled figures are something of a waste, but in general I love everything they keep showing and wish I could pick up the line completely.  It's just too much though at this point.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on August 25, 2007, 09:02 AM
Stalker is a bit too "neon" for my tastes.  It's disappointing.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 27, 2007, 09:07 AM
Not necessarily toy related, but it sounds like as far as the movie version of G.I. Joe (http://movies.ign.com/articles/815/815454p1.html) is concerned, he will no longer be a "real American hero".

Also, we hit the new Super Target we have in town this weekend and I noticed at this store at least, they were charging $7.99 for the single packed Joes.  It must be an abberration, because I've seen them cheaper elsewhere.  They did have plenty on the pegs though, but at that price, I'm not surprised.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Madcow on August 27, 2007, 09:35 AM
Not necessarily toy related, but it sounds like as far as the movie version of G.I. Joe (http://movies.ign.com/articles/815/815454p1.html) is concerned, he will no longer be a "real American hero".

Also, we hit the new Super Target we have in town this weekend and I noticed at this store at least, they were charging $7.99 for the single packed Joes.  It must be an abberration, because I've seen them cheaper elsewhere.  They did have plenty on the pegs though, but at that price, I'm not surprised.

Wow, Target here is only $5.99 while Walmart is $4.88 and Kaybee is $6.99...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 27, 2007, 09:38 AM
Yeah, our "normal" Target is at $5.99 as well (although they have been sold out for the most part), and the WM prices are the same as well (and also, sold out).  I thought this price was a bit high too, and probably just something that happened at this store - and hopefully it will go down in the future.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on August 30, 2007, 01:42 AM
I first saw the new JOes at a Target that just opened near my gf's place, and they too charge $7.99 a figure (Holy ****!) for them there.  Their 30AC LEgends figures are also $7+ a figure.  When a Target just opens they seem to gear up the prices on select merchandise for a time...  Very shady ****.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 31, 2007, 08:41 AM
This thread at Hisstank.com (http://www.hisstank.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1086) has pics of the upcoming GI Joe 25th Ann. Comic Packs (Scarlett/Hawk, Snake Eyes/Storm Shadow, Duke/Cobra Commander).  Think along the lines of the "Marvel" Star Wars packs - all bright and colorful ;).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 31, 2007, 09:06 AM
Oh, hey, more Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow...I never would have guessed.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 31, 2007, 09:10 AM
Oh, and a pic of the Duke/CC set carded (http://www.hisstank.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=881&d=1188526047) shows that there will be a Doc mail in figure on the way.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 31, 2007, 09:52 AM
I'm not diggin these things at all  ::)

WAY TOO MANY REPAINTS WAY TOO SOON.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on August 31, 2007, 12:23 PM
Not a fan of these. I hope you don't have to buy all of them for that mail-in Doc, because I would SO love to get that.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on August 31, 2007, 02:17 PM
And just like the SW brand, to get Hawk who you might actually want, you have to buy the repaint Scarlet.  Classic strategy... 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 31, 2007, 03:22 PM
Hawk is just a repainted Snake Eyes with a new head.  I could care less for these comic packs....Very quick way for Hasbro to get me out of this line.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on August 31, 2007, 04:48 PM
Hawk is just a repainted Snake Eyes with a new head. 

So was the vintage RAH figure.

 ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 31, 2007, 05:01 PM
I was thinking about this Hawk (http://cgi.ebay.com/GI-Joe-1986-Hawk-100-Complete-no-FC_W0QQitemZ230166671011QQihZ013QQcategoryZ2467QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) .....Guess I spaced on the first version of him?

Is this even the same guy? (http://cgi.ebay.com/1983-Hawk-Missile-Commander-swivel-arm-GI-JOE-FREE-SHIP_W0QQitemZ270160924858QQihZ017QQcategoryZ2467QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

I would have posted pics, but I can't copy from work.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on August 31, 2007, 05:06 PM
(http://www.yojoe.com/action/82/82images/snakeeyes.jpg)(http://www.yojoe.com/action/82/82images/hawk.jpg)

Same bodies, different heads.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on September 2, 2007, 06:09 PM
I was thinking about this Hawk (http://cgi.ebay.com/GI-Joe-1986-Hawk-100-Complete-no-FC_W0QQitemZ230166671011QQihZ013QQcategoryZ2467QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) .....Guess I spaced on the first version of him?

Is this even the same guy? (http://cgi.ebay.com/1983-Hawk-Missile-Commander-swivel-arm-GI-JOE-FREE-SHIP_W0QQitemZ270160924858QQihZ017QQcategoryZ2467QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

I would have posted pics, but I can't copy from work.

To the best of my knowledge, Gen. Hawk was a different character than the Missle pack-in Hawk...  That Hawk didn't get much play in the toons as I recall, but I always dug the random grunt type characters they had.  I like the re-use of parts too, it keeps with the vintage theme of the figures.  Stalker should use the same torso I believe as those two.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on September 2, 2007, 07:34 PM
Same Hawk...

Clayton Abernathy..just a "Re-Sculpt" and Promotion....

The 4th Wave has been confirmed...over at Hisstank.com they have a picture of the back of the Wave 3 figure Card and the "Shadows" of the next wave like we saw with wave 2 & 3 on the back of wave 1.

Crimson Guard
Destro
Snake Eyes (v1)
Snow Job
Flash

Except for Chrome dome...this wave is pretty cool, to me at least.  I'll take all the pre-87 figures they can re-do in the 25th Style..
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on September 2, 2007, 08:31 PM
Same Hawk...

Clayton Abernathy..just a "Re-Sculpt" and Promotion....


Yep.  Hawk was always considered the field commander of the Joe team in the comics (which are way better than the cartoons and the GI Joe I prefer to remember; none of this "Cobra Commander is an actual snake person" garbage) if I recall correctly, and he was promoted to General at the hospital bed of his predecessor (I can't recall the General's name off-hand, but he wasn't dying).  The biggest change was his hair going from blonde in his 1982 incarnation to brown in his later, first single-carded incarnation. 

I never was a fan of Duke in the comics or the cartoon, although I remember the issue with he, CC, and Roadblock on the cover of issue 23 fondly.  Not to mention CC's description of the plastic explosives in his helmet that were wired to detonate if the opening sequence was keyed incorrectly in the following issue prior to Storm Shadow breaking him out of the pre-fab HQ. :)

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on September 2, 2007, 08:50 PM
Crimson Guard
Destro
Snake Eyes (v1)
Snow Job
Flash




Great wave. I'll pick up the Crimson Guard, but It'll definitely be a bitch to find.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 3, 2007, 02:07 AM
Crimson Guard
Destro
Snake Eyes (v1)
Snow Job
Flash




Great wave. I'll pick up the Crimson Guard, but It'll definitely be a bitch to find.

Ya, I can't find a single carded figure out in the wild if my life depended on it.  The 5 packs are selling well, but it seems that this line is taking off at retail.  Kind of sad that they have such limited shelf space at the moment, but I'm sure Hasbro is testing the waters to see how well this revamp goes.

The Crimson Guard was right up there with the Royal guard as an ominous red baddy...at least in my book.  Can't wait to see some pics!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on September 3, 2007, 03:22 PM
I picked up 4 of 5 GI Joe 12" Adventure Team figures at the Elk River, MN Wal-Mart last Friday.  The ones I bought are really well done and look very cool. 

Haven't seen any 25th at Wal-Mart.  Haven't seen any new shipments at Targets either. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on September 3, 2007, 07:22 PM
Flash was my first Joe, I must buy him now...  Snowjob (who my older brother always called Blow Job, and which I had no idea what that meant) was a figure my other brother really liked...  I like that grouping.

Now when do I get an Airborne resculpt?  I want that figure!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on September 4, 2007, 06:30 PM
Flash was my first Joe, I must buy him now.

Flash was my first Joe, too!   ;D

Personally, I would love to see (and would buy) a box set of the original Joe team (Scarlett, Snake Eyes, Stalker, Flash, Zap, Breaker, Short Fuze, Rock n Roll, Grunt, Hawk, Steeler, Grand Slam, and Clutch; did I miss anyone?).  Half of them were just repaints and kitbashes anyway, so it couldn't be terribly expensive to do should the line continue.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 16, 2007, 07:01 PM
I dusted off the TF thread so I thought I'd do the same here.

Has anybody seen any carded figs anywhere?  Never did find that Snake Eyes w/black Timber.  I haven't seen any in weeks and I went on a massive toy run this morning (11 stores) and even most of the 5 packs have dissapeared.   

I hear that w2 carded stuff is supposed to ship in October which is good news, but does anybody know when they will recycle Gung-Ho and Snake Eyes v1 onto a single card?  I only ask as those were the only two stinkers (joint wise) that I need to replace.  I'm hoping assuming that this issue will be corrected on their next go around.

I'm still very pleased with the rest of this line - so far.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on September 16, 2007, 09:19 PM
I've only seen this single carded series TWICE- That's right, TWICE- Ever since I first saw sightings in early August. I've seen all of W1 except for Cobra Officer at Target (I bought Snake Eyes V2), and I've seen a lone Cobra Commander at Wally World. I don't know whether stores just aren't restocking, or they are getting snatched up by scalpers.

Hopefully they'll return, and in greater numbers.

(http://members.shaw.ca/david.p.z.888/star_wars/pics/obi-wan_kenobi.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on September 17, 2007, 12:27 AM
I was on a big toy run on Saturday and only found carded figures in two stores.  One was KB and they had 1 lone carded Cobra Commander.  Target had 4 Snake Eyes (grey wolf) and 1 Flint, that's it.

My local Target store has 4 5-packs and I've seen 5-packs in one K-Mart and I think I saw at least one at either a second Target or TRU, I forget which.

I've only seen one black wolf and that was very early on at K-Mart.  My Target stocked the single packs a few times but I never saw a black wolf there.  I'm glad now I bought it when I found it.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on September 17, 2007, 09:53 AM
These have been pretty scarce around here lately too.  I saw the 5 packs and single carded figures in August, but not much since then.  Our Targets are sold out (even the one priced at $7.99 each) as is WM.  There has been one hooded CC at TRU the last couple times I've stopped there.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darth Slothus on September 19, 2007, 02:00 PM
After scalpers getting all these wave 1 25th at my retailers; I finally seen 4 out 5 of wave 1 at my base exchange(BX) store. They are very well painted and articulated. To me they seemed superior to Hasbro SW figures in many ways --and sooo much cheaper, oh well..

DS
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on September 21, 2007, 08:57 AM
It sounds like Wave 2 of the single packs are starting to hit around the country now, according to some reports (I saw a couple at the TNI forums).  So, be on the lookout.  I'm debating whether I want to look for these or not.  I still really like the line, but the Star Wars line is killing me this year - especially with more "surprises" coming up like that new Hoth battle pack.  That, combined with the superhero stuff, is more than enough to keep up with right now.  The Joe stuff does look nice though, and Beachhead would be cool to get - always liked him.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on September 21, 2007, 09:32 AM
I got Wave 2 the other day from a west coast source....

Haven't found them at Retail.

Buzzer and Beachhead are awesome.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/Wave%202/IMG_0326.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/Wave%202/IMG_0318-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/Wave%202/IMG_0311.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/Wave%202/IMG_0324.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/Wave%202/IMG_0304.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/Wave%202/IMG_0317.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 21, 2007, 10:36 AM
Those look pretty sweet...

...except for Sepentor  :-\   He looks like a He-Man typish figure
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on September 21, 2007, 01:16 PM
Did they do anything with wave 2 to improve the hip articulation on them? 

I agree with you that the Beachhead figure looks awesome.  I'm definitely getting him but I'll wait till I see the others to decide on them.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on September 21, 2007, 01:32 PM
From Vintage to now... Beachhead kicks arse !!!!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on September 21, 2007, 02:27 PM
Did they do anything with wave 2 to improve the hip articulation on them? 

I agree with you that the Beachhead figure looks awesome.  I'm definitely getting him but I'll wait till I see the others to decide on them.

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Wave 2 does not have fixed hip articulation that I can tell.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on September 22, 2007, 01:57 AM
Wave 2 does not have fixed hip articulation that I can tell.

Nuts...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on September 22, 2007, 10:34 AM
I think that is an issue that they are "Fixing" for future waves...like 2008.

I will ask that question at the Joe Con next week.

In fact if there are any items you guys would like asked about or photographed let me know.  I'll be there all 4 days, and probably out of money right after the Friday "Early Admission" part of the showroom.  So I'll have time to take photos and attend Q & A's.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 22, 2007, 03:41 PM
I will ask that question at the Joe Con next week.

In fact if there are any items you guys would like asked about or photographed let me know.

VEHICLES??  Are any coming back with this line?  Inquiring Fetts would like to know..,
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on September 24, 2007, 09:49 AM
We were out and about to several stores this weekend, and I don't think I saw a single 25th Joe product on the shelves at WM, Target, or TRU.  Everything seems to be sold out.  There looked to be newer Sigma 6 style stuff at WM (not sure, it looked newer, but I'm not familiar with the stuff), and TRU had older stuff - but no 25th to be found.  Seems to be selling well (or not shipped in big numbers yet).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darth Slothus on September 24, 2007, 12:52 PM
Was out to several WM's 2 nights ago; saw some GIJoe 25th anniversary wave 2 cases on pallets.
Opened some... thought the Lady Jaye looked pretty cool and the cobra emperor.Most stores only got in 1 case while 1 store got 2 cases in. They seem to only ship once per wave.

The WM's have 4 pegs for them but they're always empty; as soon as they hit the store they're ebayed. Sure these were too.

DS
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Daigo-Bah on September 26, 2007, 12:41 AM
Loving this line!  I just got the other 5-pack I needed, and was lucky to find a Flint and Cobra Officer at a WM.  The only ones I don't have are the ninja version of Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow carded (prefer my Snake Eyes as the original commando, and had the 5-pack outfit version of Storm Shadow when I was akid).  In fact, that is my criteria for collecting this line: modern versions of what I had as a kid.  Examining a great GI Joe toy history website, I figured out that I had the first 3 years and a little of the 4th year of Joe characters.  I moved on before Serpentor, Sgt. Slaughter, Fridge, etc. came in.  I don't recall ever having Beachhead, but I definitely remember Firefly.  My favorite Cobra was Major Bludd, and I had a big fondness for the second wave of Joes like Doc, Airborne, and Gung-Ho.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on September 26, 2007, 05:18 PM
I quit in 1987...the year of Big Boa, Croc Master and Raptor.  They got really weird at that time...and I was in 7th grade and quit cold turkey.  I don't think I collected anything past then toy wise until POTF2 in 1995 with Sportscards taking up the collecting itch
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on September 26, 2007, 06:30 PM
I quit in 1987...the year of Big Boa, Croc Master and Raptor. 

Don't forget this guy...

(http://www.yojoe.com/action/87/87images/crystalball.jpg)

 ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 26, 2007, 06:35 PM
Isn't that Crystal Ball??  He came with some funky 3-D shield thingy I think.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on September 26, 2007, 09:17 PM
I picked up the 3 3/4" set, bagged set and free vehicle. The free vehicle is a VAMP for Clutch. See pictures. I took a few quickly but will post more later. Also, got the free pin. Not sure what to do with the black gun and 2 crates that came with the VAMP. The other black gun it came with is in a hole on the hood.

http://flickr.com/photos/terhurne/se...7602174179223/
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on September 27, 2007, 07:45 PM
I picked up Lady Jaye, Serpentor, Buzzer, and the Cobra Trooper today at a local Target.  Beachhead was already gone.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on September 27, 2007, 07:58 PM
Some more info and pictures.

http://flickr.com/photos/terhurne/sets/72157602174179223/

The pictures are all of the club store outside the dealer room entrance. They had 500 Silver Pimps made for the con after San Diego with a limit of 5 and $15 each. They also have some of the 25th wave 2. None of the 3rd 25th boxed set. They have the 2005 Con Steel Brigade 2-Packs reduced to $25 each and the 3-Pack down to $35.

I bought:
2 of the Starduster/Grand Slam sets.
2 2005 Steel Brigade 2-Packs.
2007 T-Shirt. Will take picture.
1 Shredder w/ Rip It. Tank ships in Nov.
1 Mobat w/ Steeler. Tank ships in Nov.
1 MOTH set 4 Arctic.

Really wish the Mauler tanks would have been there tonight. Would like to put them together now.

Posting some more pictures now. Pictures of club store order form, t-shirt and the Rip-It, Starduster, Steeler and Grand Slam file cards.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on September 27, 2007, 11:48 PM
I was inside setting up the Joe Club dio....and got to sneak over to the hasbro booth....we will have pics of the 2008 product some time this weekend.

I did get to see drawings of the Snowjob....removable hood and goggles...at least in the painting./drawing...Carded versions of Firefly, Zartan, Shipwreck and Red Ninja but NO Stalker in the case.....

We'll see...I'll be in the show room early tomorrow and see if they will let me snap a few shots...I didn't ask tonight, besides camera phone...yikes.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on September 28, 2007, 11:02 AM
I picked up Lady Jaye, Serpentor, Buzzer, and the Cobra Trooper today at a local Target.  Beachhead was already gone.

I just grabbed Beachhead at a different Target.  All set with Wave 2.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on September 28, 2007, 05:33 PM
They put the Crimson Guard in the Case today...it says January O8 for the release.

Looks really good.  I'll get pics tomorrow.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Daigo-Bah on September 29, 2007, 12:11 AM
Can't wait to see the later waves!  I found wave 2 this evening, and got Buzzer and Cobra Trooper.  I think I've decided just to get updated versions of years 1982-1984 (the years that I had all the characters and they all had "personalities" I liked).  Flint (and maybe Crimson Guard) will be the only exception to this rule I think.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on September 29, 2007, 11:21 AM
sitting in the Q&A right now....

Here's a highlight....
vehicles with drivers...at Target in Spring..Hiss Tank with Cobra Soldier, Shark (called something else)  with Grand Slam and AWE   Striker with Crank Case...TRU will have Troop Builders  Cobra and Ninja.

As far as legs so they can sit...hopefully mid-wave 3 as a running change.

Doc is confirmed as the mail away and will be in the display case later today.

oh and the Snow Job Rocks....and has a removable hood tha Hoth Han would be jealous of....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 29, 2007, 12:37 PM
Good news about the vehicles!!  It will be nice to actually have some of the newer Joes that can sit and pilot a vehicle.  Wasn't the Striker that big Jet with the fold out wings??  Are these vehicles new tools or just reissues of the 80's stuff?

...Just picked up w2 this morning and Serpentor is a real stinker, but I'm happy with the rest of the wave.  Still haven't ever spotted a Snake Eyes w/black Timber though.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Daigo-Bah on September 29, 2007, 04:12 PM
Saw the pics over at another site: Doc, Crimson Guard and Snow Job look AMAZING.  Heck, even the Hawk from the comic 2-pack looks great and can fit in with the regular line.  Super excited about Flash, but they didn't sculpt in the padding details on the red parts of his outfit for some reason.  The vehicles look to be vintage molds without any extra weathering unfortunately, but the pack-in drivers are new molds!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on September 29, 2007, 04:43 PM
Saw the pics over at another site: Doc, Crimson Guard and Snow Job look AMAZING.  Heck, even the Hawk from the comic 2-pack looks great and can fit in with the regular line.  Super excited about Flash, but they didn't sculpt in the padding details on the red parts of his outfit for some reason.  The vehicles look to be vintage molds without any extra weathering unfortunately, but the pack-in drivers are new molds!

The Pads will be there for the actual production figure (same with Grand Slam) the "Oven Mit" detailing as the sculptor called it, is being Etched into the mold but was not available for the models we saw today.

Also, Doc's Stretcher will be different in production...not the Vintage RAH one shown...

TNI has the best pics so far...


iFett you are thinking SKY Striker...Awe Striker is the Rail-job/FAV/Dune Buggy...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on September 30, 2007, 07:43 PM
I think I'll be passing on the vehicles, but the figures themselves look really nice.  So, is there a definitive list of what is going to be coming, 25th Anniversary-style, over the next 6-12 months now that the con is over?  Is the line going to be continuing indefinitely?  Also, did anyone mention what the specific details of the Doc mailaway figure will be (such as what has to be purchased, what has to be sent in, etc)?

I also gathered from the Q&A summary on (I think) HissTank.com that some of the 5-pack figures will be rereleased as carded figures, such as the Cobra Airborne Trooper.  Any word on who else might be a part of the possible rereleases?  A Gung-Ho with fixed floppy hips, perhaps?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on September 30, 2007, 09:48 PM
I'll get a couple HISS tanks for sure. I like those.

Scored a Serpentor from one of our fine JD folks last night. I love it, except for the face sculpt. He looks like he just farted in public with that grin.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on September 30, 2007, 10:08 PM
Just got home from the Convention...

Here are some pics:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7553.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7550.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7554.jpg)


And the best surprise ever, look what was in my mailbox:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7559.jpg)

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 30, 2007, 10:19 PM
HOLY **** NUGGETS.  WOW!   :o  Blowtorch and that other Dreadnock (Monkey Wrench?? ) look amazing!!  Very cool to see the return of that black rubber tube thingy.  Firefly, Shipwreck, Snowjob all look spectacular!!  Can't wait to see more of this stuff!!  I was thinking about dipping back into the vintage stuff, but I'm going to pass...   8)

I also gathered from the Q&A summary on (I think) HissTank.com that some of the 5-pack figures will be rereleased as carded figures, such as the Cobra Airborne Trooper.  Any word on who else might be a part of the possible rereleases?  A Gung-Ho with fixed floppy hips, perhaps?

Here here!  My Gung Ho and Snake Eyes v1 seriously need a replacement.  I hope these two get recarded soon so I can return my limp-legged versions that absolutley refuse to stand even with a stand.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on September 30, 2007, 10:36 PM
HOLY **** NUGGETS.  WOW!   :o  Blowtorch and that other Dreadnock (Monkey Wrench?? ) look amazing!! 

That would be Torch and Ripper.
 ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 30, 2007, 10:45 PM
HOLY **** NUGGETS.  WOW!   :o  Blowtorch and that other Dreadnock (Monkey Wrench?? ) look amazing!! 

That would be Torch and Ripper.
 ;)

I seem to be behind the times....Thanks for the clarification!  :) 

Where the hell did I get Monkey Wrench from?  :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on September 30, 2007, 11:53 PM
Where the hell did I get Monkey Wrench from?  :-\

He was one of the Dreadnoks. (http://www.toytraderz.com/toydatabase/op=show/kid=2652.html)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on October 1, 2007, 12:15 AM
OK...someone clue me in one the following.  There seem to be some HUGE holes in the 25th Line...namely the following:

Zartan
Tomax and Xamot
Major Bludd

Are these being released, rumored etc?  The list of Joes is also long but its been a while since I watched/collected etc and I know there are a few that should probably be released (Hawk, Wild Bill, Bazooka)  They seem like bigger holes in the line than completing the Dreadnoks
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Nicklab on October 1, 2007, 12:52 AM
Zartan is due out in the basic figure line.  You can see his silhouette on the cardback.  But Major Bludd, Tomax & Xamot are curious omissions.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Madcow on October 1, 2007, 09:08 AM
sitting in the Q&A right now....

Here's a highlight....
vehicles with drivers...at Target in Spring..Hiss Tank with Cobra Soldier, Shark (called something else)  with Grand Slam and AWE...Striker with Crank Case...TRU will have Troop Builders  Cobra and Ninja.

THAT JUST MADE MY DAY!!!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JediJman on October 1, 2007, 09:43 AM
Just an FYI that Targets in Minnesota received basic wave 2 figs this weekend.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on October 1, 2007, 09:55 AM
Just an FYI that Targets in Minnesota received basic wave 2 figs this weekend.

Ya, we were like two weeks behind though  ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on October 1, 2007, 10:03 AM
I think it is premature to say that a 6 month old line has "Holes"...

But, the Dreadnoks are part of the Comic 2 Pack line, so not actually the "Basic" line.

Here are the rest of my photos...WITH Carded Zartan just for Scott...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7545.jpg)

And the 2 Stalkers..the Darker Green is the corrected version.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7546.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7544.jpg)

Comic Packs: With Hawk (v1) and Scarlett, (Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow and Duke vs. Cobra Commander not shown)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7533.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7532.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7531.jpg)

Vehicles:

Hiss Tank with 'Driver'
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7530.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7529.jpg)

Shark (Night Stalker I think) with Grand Slam:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7525.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7524.jpg)

Mail Away Doc...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7528.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7527.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7526.jpg)

Wave 1 of 2008
Snake Eyes all Black (true V1)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7523.jpg)

Flash His Final Production will have the Quilted Look..
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7522.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7521.jpg)

Destro Iron Grenadier...he will have a red Soft Goods cape
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7520.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7519.jpg)

Crimson Guard, helmet is not removable that I can tell.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7518.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7517.jpg)

SnowJob
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7516.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_7554.jpg)


Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on October 1, 2007, 10:34 AM
Thanks for the pics Paul.  Things are continuing to look pretty good for the upcoming Joe stuff.  I have really thought about stopping these, simply because there was so much out there to collect overall for me right now (Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and soon Indy) - but this makes it tougher.  I'm really going to have to consider where to go from here, because this Joe stuff continues to impress.  I wouldn't (and couldn't) ever be a completist with these, but I might have to pick up some more - funds allowing.  The vehicles are tempting to me too, since I had very few as a kid - but the Star Wars ones take up enough room as it is.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on October 1, 2007, 01:51 PM
Getting a little disgusted after reading Hasbro's QnA.  This is Transformer Classics all over again.  Granted we're going to be getting new figures and small vehicles for the next year and some change, but it's just another GREAT filler line like the TF Classics were until the movie comes out in 09.  I can see the same thing happening - everybody falls in love with the 25th Joes and nostalgia sets in. 

Then the movie comes out and "ruins" everything and everybody will scream and hide...Then people will give in to the movie and the toys just as they did with Transformers.  So I think the movie toys will run for about a year, then it's back to the 25th version Joes.  GI Joe doesn't have a new cartoon to support with toys like Transformers does every 2 years, but movie sequels are inevitable.

I thought it interesting though that Hasbro isn't ready to cross Transformers with Joes yet as they want them to be "true to themselves."
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JediJman on October 1, 2007, 03:08 PM
I thought I heard something on one of the news stations last week that GI Joe did in fact have a cartoon in production.  I have no idea when it would be out, but they made it sound like it was coming out fairly soon?   ???
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on October 1, 2007, 07:10 PM
That HISS looks nice... But, alas, I've already got the DTC HISS, so I have no real need for another one.

That CG is amazing though. I'll definitely have to pick that up.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on October 1, 2007, 08:37 PM
OK...someone clue me in one the following.  There seem to be some HUGE holes in the 25th Line...namely the following:

Zartan
Tomax and Xamot
Major Bludd

Are these being released, rumored etc?  The list of Joes is also long but its been a while since I watched/collected etc and I know there are a few that should probably be released (Hawk, Wild Bill, Bazooka)  They seem like bigger holes in the line than completing the Dreadnoks


Zartan's in the third series, but I haven't heard about the others.  I agree with you completely though...why the hell do we have three Dreanoks (plus Zartan) before some of the other 82-85 stuff?  Insane.  Now I'll admit, while I never liked the Dreadnoks (as a kid or adult) I do like what I've seen of these new versions.  Buzzer is freakin' awesome and the others look equally as good.  Still...I'd much rather see a Torpedo or Blowtorch over the two other Dreadnoks on the way.

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on October 1, 2007, 09:42 PM
I don't know, they've only announced 1 wave of basic figures for 2008 so far. And 1 1/2 waves of Comic Packs (that aren't going to be at Retail till April)...

There is a good chance these perceived "holes" will be filled by the time the Dreadnok COMIC pack is even on the shelves.  Star Wars has been going 12 years and we still don't have all the original Kenner figs...Hopefully Joe will make it 12 too.

Hasbro was quizzed about who was on "The list" and who  wasn't, and while they wouldn't say who was where, they were very clear that there are 2 lists (apparently if you are on the NO list, short of a ICMG type ground swell, you are not going to see plastic anytime soon, ie before the movie or during the movie year)  Sadly they would not confirm that Cobra La or Crystal Ball were on the NO list, in fact Crystal Ball may make it into figure form according to rumors.

Hasbro did say they watch the forums (not here sadly) so I'd suggest hitting one of the Joe sites that gets to ask QnA stuff, since those seem to be the sites they visit.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on October 1, 2007, 10:13 PM
Sadly they would not confirm that Cobra La or Crystal Ball were on the NO list, in fact Crystal Ball may make it into figure form according to rumors.

Hasbro did say they watch the forums (not here sadly) so I'd suggest hitting one of the Joe sites that gets to ask QnA stuff, since those seem to be the sites they visit.

Cobra La would be sweet, but I can't see that happening for many more years.....And what the hell's up with Crystal Ball??  I thought he sucked ass as a kid and I still do.  Why remake him when there's so many other great figs to recreate??  Bazooka was one of my first Joes and I always managed to break and rebreak his "bazooka" strap the three times I had him as a kid. 

Am I wrong again here?  Is Crystal Ball not that weird white&black haired dude with the 3-Dish shield?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on October 2, 2007, 12:31 AM
I'd say I'd rather see anything other than Cobra La and the Serpentor-esque eras...  I'd like to see classic guys like Airborne and others who may be "obscure" in a way, but are more interesting than some of the later stuff.  That's what would probably drive me to buy into the line.

Snowjob's getting me going though himself...  I'm right on the edge of buying at this point. :)  The Doc mail-in is awesome as well.  Hasbro has a great formula going with these I think...  I just hope they don't get too modern with their choices.  To me, honestly, Serpentor was a wasted slot...  :(  Same with Iron Grenadier Destro.  Just not my cup of tea there.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on October 2, 2007, 10:11 AM
Yeah, I really like that Doc mail-in figure as well - looks nice.  Is it a mail in with just the regular line, or the comic packs in particular?  I thought the ad was with the comic packs, so I wasn't sure.  Either way, this line is shaping up to continue to be pretty nice.  I'd like to see a few more of the classic Joes before all the Cobra La stuff and things like that too.  At least some of the ones I had as a kid like Blowtorch, Barbeque, Bazooka, Airtight, etc.  Of course, this is from a guy who really shouldn't be continuing on with these anyways (spending enough already), but I still find them darn tempting.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on October 2, 2007, 03:06 PM
Just curious after seeing the new stuff this weekend, does anyone have a rough schedule of what is coming when for this line?  From what I remember, the next two waves look like this, right?

Wave 2 Singles (Out Now/Oct)
Beachhead
Buzzer
Lady Jaye
Cobra Trooper
Serpentor

Wave 3 Singles (October?)
Shipwreck
Sgt. Stalker
Zartan
Firefly
Red Ninja

Then, beyond that, is Wave 4 the recently shown "repack" wave that consists of the 5 pack figures carded individually?  I think I saw at some online retailers that this was expected for December.  As far as the single packs go, is that the outlook for the rest of the year?  Beyond that, when is the Crimson Guard/Snowjob/Flash/Snake Eyes (repaint) wave scheduled, 2008?  Just curious if anyone had info on this, thanks.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on October 2, 2007, 03:52 PM
Ok, this is from memory..so there may be some "room" on the dates...

Single Packs:
Out Now:
Wave 2: (no known revisions yet)

Buzzer
Lady Jaye
Serpentor
Beachhead
Cobra Soldier (silver emblem)
Cobra Commander (hooded)
Snake Eyes V2
StormShadow v2

October (but I'd guess November)
Wave 3:
Shipwreck
Stalker
Zartan
Red Ninja
Firefly
(I don't know what else will fill the 6-10 slots)

December:
REPACK WAVE. these are exactly how they appeared in the 5 packs, so NOT fixed Crotches or color variations..

Cobra Commander
Cobra Air Trooper
Roadblock V1
Gung-Ho
Scarlett
Destro
Duke V1
Storm Shadow V1

And that will get us to 2008

January
Wave 1:
Snowjob
Crimson Guard
Destro (Iron Grenadier)
Flash
Snake Eyes V1 all black

THAT is all we have seen for Single packs


Comic Packs
Wave 1 (March)
Hawk and Scarlett
Snake Eyes and StormShadow
Duke and Cobra Commander

Wave 2
Ripper and Torch

EXCLUSIVES

March/April
TARGET
Hiss w/Driver
AWE Striker w/ Crankcase
SHARC w/ Grand Slam

Summer 2008
TRU
Night Watch Cobra Soldier 5 Pack
Ninja attack (with Snake Eyes and 4 red ninjas) 5 Pack
Commanders 5 Pack...not much is known about this one. they did not elaborate at the QnA.

Wal Mart will have exclusives too, but nothing was announced.

Other than that we have NO clue what lies beyond Wave 1 2008 for the single packs, they may have told some of the Joe Site Moderators, but they weren't spilling too much more than the above.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on October 2, 2007, 03:56 PM
Thanks so much for the info Paul, I really appreciate it.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jeff on October 3, 2007, 01:28 PM
October (but I'd guess November)
Wave 3:
Shipwreck
Stalker
Zartan
Red Ninja
Firefly

No, October is right... I saw Wave 3 at Target today at lunch.  :)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jsmentek/junk/gijoe_wv3.jpg)
(sorry for the crappiness of the camera-phone pic :()

Firefly was pretty sweet... almost tempted me to buy him, but I passed. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on October 3, 2007, 01:52 PM
Geesh...and I just found w2 last week.  Good thing I can't seem to find any new SW figs at the moment.

Thanks for the stash Jeff - oh and for the crappy pic ;D

Hopefully they'll still be waiting for me on the way home tonight.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Madcow on October 3, 2007, 03:00 PM
Geesh...and I just found w2 last week.

I can't even find wave 2!!!

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on October 3, 2007, 03:54 PM
Holy ****... W3 is already out, and I haven't even seen W2?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on October 3, 2007, 04:04 PM
I haven't seen anything new around here either, TRU and Target(s) are completely sold out, and at our local WM they had 2x Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes (v2) and 1x Cobra Commander - Hooded.  Nice find there Jeff, I would have been tempted to get them (or at least a couple) as well.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Daigo-Bah on October 3, 2007, 11:34 PM
Seeing lots of wave 2 now this week at various WM and Targets.  But I love the $4.88 price at WM, so if I see wave 3 at Target, I'll see if I can hold out.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on October 4, 2007, 12:29 AM
Man, I wish my local WMs would get in the Joe game. Target and TRU are only getting one case at a time, which are wiped out in minutes.

It's sickening, really.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on October 4, 2007, 08:10 AM
Man... I can't find anything... but the fuzzy 12" versions..
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on October 4, 2007, 08:25 AM
Need some YoJoe?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/infinitifett/DVDs001.jpg)

I haven't had a chance to open them yet but Firefly just looks like he's going to kick all sorts of ass when he gets out of his package.  :D

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on October 4, 2007, 06:41 PM
Lucky! That Red Ninja rocks. Nice to see more Cobra army builders, even if they're obscure.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on October 4, 2007, 07:33 PM
Has anyone that's found the next wave found the darker green Stalker?  I like the looks of that one better and was just wondering if it was shipping.

Nothing locally although I wasn't around over the weekend.  There are two figures on the pegs at Target that weren't there Saturday though; wave 1 Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow.

Don't know if those are from a wave 2 case or another wave 1 restock.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Daigo-Bah on October 4, 2007, 09:23 PM
Wow, wave 3.  I'll skip the red ninja since he was post-1985, and I'm skipping Shipwreck because I just can't get into his look! (I can't remember if I owned him as a kid or I just remember him from the cartoon).  Stalker is a must-have, but I'll wait for the corrected color version that's coming shortly.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on October 4, 2007, 09:31 PM
Wow, wave 3.  I'll skip the red ninja since he was post-1985

Actually, the Red Ninja debuted in the Marvel comic series in 1983, I believe.

(http://www.joebattlelines.com/images/reviews/comic3packs/issue021/redninjacomic1.jpg)

From #21, the famous "Silent issue".
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on October 4, 2007, 10:25 PM
  There are two figures on the pegs at Target that weren't there Saturday though; wave 1 Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow.

Don't know if those are from a wave 2 case or another wave 1 restock.

   E...

The Wave 2 case assortment has one each of the five new figures, Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, and Cobra Commander ... so there's a good chance that you saw the remnants of a Wave 2 case.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Daigo-Bah on October 5, 2007, 12:50 AM

Actually, the Red Ninja debuted in the Marvel comic series in 1983, I believe.


Ah, thanks for the info, Reid!  Sorry, I should have said the original toy was post-1985 (when I stopped buying GI Joe).  According to the toyguide site I've been using, it was introduced as a figure in 1987.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on October 5, 2007, 10:45 AM
According to the toyguide site I've been using, it was introduced as a figure in 1987.

The only red ninja that I recall from the 80's toyline was Jinx (female)...I was pretty heavy into this line from 85-89.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Daigo-Bah on October 5, 2007, 07:10 PM
I should've linked it.  Here's the pic (and you're right, it's Jinx, not a Cobra affiliated ninja) including the other figures from 1987:

(http://joes.propadeutic.com/87cardedj.jpg)

And the website page it's on:
http://joes.propadeutic.com/1987.html

Regardless, I never had one as a kid, so that makes my rule valid  :P
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on October 5, 2007, 10:21 PM
I've tried to resist this line, but haven't been able to.  I'm not being a completist by any means, as I'm opening my Joes up and considering making a photonovel of the Joes attacking Cobra Island (similar to the original Joe comic).  I've even considered buying this for my Cobra base and painting it -

(http://www.toycon.com/images/big_38258a.jpg)

Anyways, the Joe stuff holds a special place in my heart - my first real customs were when I was a kid in the mid 80s with my figures, doing basic head swaps - and I also used to use my parents' camcorder to make little fan fiction movies with my figures - in a sense those were the foundation of the photonovels that I now make with Star Wars figures.

So far here's what I've bought in stores (and opened) -

5-pks
Cobra Series 1 - x 2
Cobra Series 2 - x 1
Joe Series 1 - x1

Wave 1
Cobra Commander x 2
Snake Eyes x 1
Storm Shadow x 2
Flint x 1
Cobra Officer x 4

Wave 2
Serpentor x 1 (would never use this in a photonovel though, he's too silly looking)
Cobra Trooper x 6
Lady Jaye x 1
Beach Head x 2

I'm thinking about getting a few more of the Beach Head figures and doing head swaps with other characters from the Joes for my photonovel, if I ever get to it.  I just think that most of the assault team would have the same outfit.  I might even create a couple of fan fic characters too.

Looking back at the old days, my favorite figures were Destro, Cobra Commander, Cobra Officers, Crimson Guards, Storm Shadow, Snake Eyes, Hawk, Crazy Legs, Flint, and Outback.  I really didn't get into GI JOE until 1986, and stopped in 1990.  But that was a very fun period in my life, I liked GI JOE a lot better than Star Wars when I was a kid.   
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on October 5, 2007, 10:36 PM
That seems like a good base for a Cobra outpost Chewie. With some work, might make a cool Castle Destro. What line is that from?

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on October 6, 2007, 01:27 AM
It would work for Castle Destro, great idea!  I remember that in the comic when the false Cobra Commander (Fred?) attacked it and Destro kicked Cobra's butt.  I actually made a pathetically bad Castle Destro out of foamcore many years ago... hee hee.

That castle is from the Schleich line of toys, which is now carried at TRU (you can find the castle there).  But it's freaking expensive, close to $200.00 I believe.  I picked up one of the boxes there not too long ago and it was pretty heavy, so I assume the castle is very sturdy and well constructed.  All the Schleich stuff is pretty pricey though, but they are pretty much in scale with Star Wars/Joe toys.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 6, 2007, 09:25 AM
I just saw the vintage 12" figures at WM. Man did they look cool. Anyone know how much they're retailing for? I scanned the boxes, but they rang up as not in the system yet.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on October 6, 2007, 10:10 AM
If you're talking about the Adventure Team figures in the coffin boxes they should be $9.96.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 7, 2007, 09:20 AM
If you're talking about the Adventure Team figures in the coffin boxes they should be $9.96.

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Yes, and $10 is really reasonable. I should have picked them up. :P
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on October 9, 2007, 01:04 PM
I grabbed Wave 3 (with the darker Stalker) from a local Target this morning.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Madcow on October 10, 2007, 09:34 AM
Still no wave 2 or 3 near me. This is getting aggrivating...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on October 10, 2007, 12:50 PM
Picked up the Cobra Legion's 5 pack today at Target.  Now I'm all caught up.  :)

Still no wave 2 or 3 near me. This is getting aggrivating...

It's all hit and miss.  I saw w2 for a few runs and now nothing.  w3 was a one time sighting only....give it time
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on October 10, 2007, 04:43 PM
I've tried to resist this line, but haven't been able to.  I'm not being a completist by any means, as I'm opening my Joes up and considering making a photonovel of the Joes attacking Cobra Island (similar to the original Joe comic).  I've even considered buying this for my Cobra base and painting it -

(http://www.toycon.com/images/big_38258a.jpg)


When Rob and I were at Toy Fair, I got some time with the Schleicht guys and they were really shocked and pleased that people in our scale would use their stuff.  They then gave me a decent tour and one of the head guys followed me around and made sure I got good photos..

I am going to DisneyWorld next week and the Germany Pavillion in Epcot carries all the Schleicht stuff, I may have to snag some Castle Destro Stuff while I am there....


I've been thinking about the future of Joe and going with what WE as Star Wars collectors know, I think Hasbro has a model they want to emulate from their SW line in their Joe as well.

We already have Single Packs and the Comic Packs.  We have Vehicles (Hiss/Awe Striker/Sharc) in the "Starfighter" range coming.  Even the Legions 5 pack is kind of "Evolutions-esque"

As a Joe fan would you support:  GI Joe in Galactic Hero styling/scale?  What about Unleashed Mini's?  Lego's? Force Battlers?  All of these would be RAH styled of course...

I could go for Lego's or Galactic Heroes (even though I don't collect the Star Wars versions of either)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on October 10, 2007, 04:59 PM
I'd be down for some GH type sets for shizzo.  I could care less about any other subline...BUT I would bite if there were to release a line of 3" Titanium Joe/Cobra vehicles...That'd be sweet!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on October 10, 2007, 05:45 PM
I doubt we'll see Lego Joes, as Lego is a completely different entity. I couldn't see Hasbro handing over the license to another toy company.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on October 11, 2007, 11:35 AM
You are probably right on the Legos...but when the Movie stuff starts rolling out..you never know..

I like the Titanium Vehicles idea...I had not even thought about that..
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on October 14, 2007, 12:39 AM
The new Cobra Troops are growing on me but I must resist army building figures that can't sit or bend elbows correctly.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on October 17, 2007, 12:26 AM

When Rob and I were at Toy Fair, I got some time with the Schleicht guys and they were really shocked and pleased that people in our scale would use their stuff.  They then gave me a decent tour and one of the head guys followed me around and made sure I got good photos..

I am going to DisneyWorld next week and the Germany Pavillion in Epcot carries all the Schleicht stuff, I may have to snag some Castle Destro Stuff while I am there....


I've been thinking about the future of Joe and going with what WE as Star Wars collectors know, I think Hasbro has a model they want to emulate from their SW line in their Joe as well.

We already have Single Packs and the Comic Packs.  We have Vehicles (Hiss/Awe Striker/Sharc) in the "Starfighter" range coming.  Even the Legions 5 pack is kind of "Evolutions-esque"

Cool, I think the Schleich stuff is amazing.  Well, the playsets/accessories.  The figures, if they had articulation might be something I'd be interested in. 

Anyways, I finally broke down tonight and ordered a few Schleich items online -

(http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/dianatoys2001-store_1967_105429621)

(http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/dianatoys2001-store_1967_97591254)

(http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/dianatoys2001-store_1967_203736812)

My intent is to try and use them for Star Wars photonovel work, but I still have my eye on that castle too.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on October 17, 2007, 10:35 AM
Anyone here watch NCIS?  Last night's episode introduced an FBI agent named Courtney Krieger.  Wonder if that was an accident or if there's a Joe fan on the writing team.

On the 25th front, no new figures have hit locally in well over a month now.  Local WM is still not carrying the line at all and Target has had the grey reorder dots on the pegs for about 3 weeks now.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on October 19, 2007, 02:15 PM
Well, the tree got taken off of my order, www.dianatoystore.com is sold out of them and emailed me to let me know.  Damn.  But they still have it listed on their site...   ???

Back to GI JOE - I found Wave 3 at Walmart today, picked up one of each figure except Shipwreck, all of them had funky paint jobs on the face/hat.  Not really a character I need too bad anyways though.  Zartan looks like the best of this wave to me.



Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Phatty on October 19, 2007, 03:34 PM
I've seen Waves 1-3 in NW Indiana, and have gotten almost all of the ones I wanted.  Still missing Flint, can't find him anywhere.  Haven't seen the Red Ninja either.  I do so love this throwback styling.  I'm stuck on the fence on whether or now I should open these or leave them carded.

Pat
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on October 19, 2007, 04:26 PM
I was thinking today how cool it might be to get a whole set of these figures carded.  But, the opener in me just can't do that.   :-\

Anyways, check out the Hawk figure coming out... wow.

(http://www.hisstank.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=865&d=1188504763)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y32/weasel27/GI_Joe_25th_Comic_Hawk_Good.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on October 19, 2007, 04:30 PM
And check out this...

(http://www.hisstank.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1315&d=)

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on October 19, 2007, 04:49 PM
I'm a die-hard carded SW collector, but I had to break the rules for these guys.  Just way too much to love about this line.  It is nice to actually enjoy a toy for what it's worth rather than just boxing them up.

What's not to love about this line??  Other than the Roadblock and SEv1 that came in the box set - all the figures are stellar and very true to the original designs.  I was thinking that I'd have to go back and pick up all the vintage stuff again when these came out, but I'm just going for a full set of the 25th Joes (how many ever we'll get.) 

These guys brought back enough good memories of my childhood.   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on October 21, 2007, 01:52 AM
God that Flash....he was my first one ever!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on October 22, 2007, 10:57 AM
I don't understand why they didn't stick with these kind of more realistic designs throughout the original line... instead they started going with weird color schemes and silly techy designs -

(http://www.yojoe.com/action/87/87images/technoviper.jpg) (http://www.yojoe.com/action/87/87images/psycheout.jpg) (http://www.yojoe.com/action/88/88images/astroviper.jpg) (http://www.yojoe.com/action/88/88images/voltar.jpg) (http://www.yojoe.com/action/89/89images/deejay.jpg) (http://www.yojoe.com/action/90/90images/viper3.jpg) (http://www.yojoe.com/action/90/90images/vapor.jpg) (http://www.yojoe.com/action/91/91images/incinerators.jpg) (http://www.yojoe.com/action/91/91images/snakeeyes4.jpg) (http://www.yojoe.com/action/92/92images/toxozombie.jpg) (http://www.yojoe.com/action/93/93images/banzai.jpg) (http://www.yojoe.com/action/94/94images/roadblock7.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on October 22, 2007, 09:26 PM
Picked up my first wave 2 figure, Buzzer, at Target.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on October 23, 2007, 03:09 AM
God that Flash....he was my first one ever!

You too?  Flash?  Hah.

1982...  K-Mart on the hill opened up its doors for the first time ever.  My rural communities first national retail chain getting a store within a 5 minute drive or so...  Mom goes up for the "grand opening", and returns with a Flash for me, and a Flash for my older brother...  And thus was born the fondest memory of my childhood.

I would scour K-Mart, Fisher Big Wheel, Gold Circle, G.C. Murphy Co. ("5 & Dime"), and Ben Franklin, and Hills.  All these were within a 20 minute drive or so from my house, so some you hit on payday when you went grocery shopping with mom, some you could hit because they were just up on the hill or in the next town over...  I can remember EVERY figure I bought and which of those stores I got them at too.  Finding Airborne at GC Murphy in Vandergrift with its creeky wood floors, or finding Flint and Snake Eyes V.2 at Gold Circle on a trip to get some tools...  Getting Storm Shadow in the mail from my aunt up in Mercer because we couldn't find that one at all on our travels.

Gotta love Star Wars, it's great and all, but my childhood was devoted to G.I. Joe. :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on October 23, 2007, 08:30 AM
You too?  Flash?  Hah.

1982...  K-Mart on the hill opened up its doors for the first time ever.  My rural communities first national retail chain getting a store within a 5 minute drive or so...  Mom goes up for the "grand opening", and returns with a Flash for me, and a Flash for my older brother...  And thus was born the fondest memory of my childhood.

I would scour K-Mart, Fisher Big Wheel, Gold Circle, G.C. Murphy Co. ("5 & Dime"), and Ben Franklin, and Hills.  All these were within a 20 minute drive or so from my house, so some you hit on payday when you went grocery shopping with mom, some you could hit because they were just up on the hill or in the next town over...  I can remember EVERY figure I bought and which of those stores I got them at too.  Finding Airborne at GC Murphy in Vandergrift with its creeky wood floors, or finding Flint and Snake Eyes V.2 at Gold Circle on a trip to get some tools...  Getting Storm Shadow in the mail from my aunt up in Mercer because we couldn't find that one at all on our travels.

Gotta love Star Wars, it's great and all, but my childhood was devoted to G.I. Joe. :)

Yeap ...

Straight arm version.

Woolworth's in NYC.

Downstairs... they kept them behind a locked glass... lol.

I saw it and had to have it. It was crazy. Begged mom for it... and it started me on a real long trip with these guys...

I thnk Rock n Roll was next.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on October 23, 2007, 10:47 AM
I remember liking GI JOE in the early-mid 80s and playing with my neighbor's Joes, but I didn't get my first figures until summer of 1987.  Until that time, I was more into Star Wars, He-Man and then Transformers.

At that time, the 1985 and 1986 line was very easy to get still at least in my area, which were my first Joes.  I'm guessing that some of the earlier figures weren't "that" hard to still fine, as there was a huge toy store in St. Louis that still had figures like the Crimson Guard, Storm Shadow, Flint, Snake Eyes, etc... I think I ended up gettnig all the regular figures from 1985, 1986, 1987 and 1988.  I seem to recall getting Rock N Roll and Flash as mail-ins too as it was the only easy way to get those older figures for me.  I also was able to get a few Cobra Officers through mail in too, but none of those mail in figures were ever carded.

I think my favorite as a kid was this version of Destro -

(http://www.yojoe.com/action/88/88images/destro2.jpg)

I was completely psyched about this one as I never was able to get the original version of him.

From the age of 10-13, I was completely into GI JOE, until I discovered girls around that age and stopped asking my parents for toys.

Then, at age 18, I redisovered Star Wars (1995).  Now this past year I'm starting to get back into GI JOE slowly... but I really can't justify getting into it like Star Wars.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on October 23, 2007, 03:32 PM
I stopped by our local WM over lunch today, and they were stocked full of Wave 1 and Wave 3 singles (no Wave 2).  At $4.88 each, I couldn't pass up getting a few, so I guess I'm going to try to continue this line in a limited capacity.  With the lower prices, it isn't quite as much of a pinch financially either.  Anyways, I picked up Firefly, Zartan, and Shipwreck.  I might end up going back to get Stalker as well, but I limited it to three of them today.  Now if wave 2 shows up, I can get a Beachhead (and maybe Lady Jaye) as well.  Reading those filecards really brings back memories :).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on October 23, 2007, 03:40 PM
I still haven't seen any single packs at Walmart.  Grabbed Flint and wave 2 at Target and found Shipwreck and Zartan at KB (for $7 each  >:().  I'd love to find Firefly, red Ninja, Stalker and the Cobra Troopers for $5 but that's doubtful.  My WM hasn't stocked in weeks and I can't even find a spot for them on the pegs.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on October 23, 2007, 03:43 PM
A couple of the Walmarts in my area don't have peg spaces for them either.   ???
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on October 23, 2007, 03:52 PM
My closest Wal Mart doesn't have any pegs for Joes since their reset either...I almost missed the 12 inch Adventure Team guys...but for the 3 other Wal Marts in the area...

Also the "Fixed crotch" has shown up on a Beachhead according to another site...so be on the look out for that as well.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on October 23, 2007, 04:02 PM
Reading those filecards really brings back memories :).

Are the filecards the same as the vinty ones besides the verbaige that says everything is fake?  I never even bothered to check..  :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on October 23, 2007, 04:09 PM
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Are the filecards the same as the vinty ones besides the verbaige that says everything is fake?  I never even bothered to check.. 

That I'm not sure of, as the majority of the filecards from my childhood didn't make it (or are packed away), but I'm pretty sure they are the same.  They do still have the "Characters and events referenced herein are fictional and are not intended to depict actual characters and events."  I do think they seem pretty familiar to me though, so I think that they are pretty close - or the same - as the old ones.  I'm sure someone else here could tell us for sure.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on October 26, 2007, 02:05 PM
I'm a bit confused on distrubition for this line.  They're either selling out immediately or somebody at Hasbro greatly underestimated how popular this line was going to be.  My TRU has the 5packs - still does, but I've never seen a carded fig there.  WM's have been sold out of the 5packs and you can rarely find a SE & SS on the pegs - that's even if they bother to dedicate shelf/peg space to them.  Targets are dry of carded figs and may have a 5pk or two hangin around.  I mainly shop at Target, and it seems that each store stocks one case per month - again that is if they're not selling like mad crazy.

Thank god I'm all caught up - not sure If I need the Stalker/Shipwreck/SE variants, but I'm sure it's got to be like this in more neighborhoods than mine.  :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on October 26, 2007, 03:16 PM
Yeah, its been inconsistent here as well.  TRU had the 5 packs and single packs (Wave 1) before anyone else, but they were already pretty well sold out when I saw them a couple months ago.  They've had little to nothing since then.  Target sold through in like a day, and I haven't seen anything on the pegs since then.  Wal-Mart was bare for awhile, but was stocked to the gills earlier this week with Wave 1 and 3 single packs.  I stopped by there today, and quite a bit had sold through already.  I haven't seen a five pack at WM at all though.  They do seem to be selling pretty well.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on October 26, 2007, 07:46 PM
Up until today, I haven't seen many figures on the pegs at all.  A Target that I stopped at during lunch had three cases of Wave 3 on the pegs, along with one Joe and two Cobra Legion 5-packs.  From what I heard from other local collectors, a bunch of our Targets got hit with similar product today.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on October 26, 2007, 08:15 PM
I've even considered buying this for my Cobra base and painting it -

(http://www.toycon.com/images/big_38258a.jpg)


The Toys-R-Us Big Toy Book just came today and they have this castle, listed as $149, on sale for $129.  They also have a $10 off a $100 purchase coupon.  So you could score one for $119 right now.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on October 26, 2007, 09:34 PM
I ordered wave 2 from smalljoes.com this morning. They still have sets and singles of all available.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 27, 2007, 09:21 AM
I picked up on of those 12" action adventure Joes the other day. I was a little disappointed at the lack of accessories, all he came with, other than clothes, was a pistol and holster. Still, very cool.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Daigo-Bah on October 28, 2007, 10:28 AM
I'm caught up except for Firefly, and I want to see if I can get a Cobra vehicle driver without buying the whole pack.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on October 29, 2007, 03:32 PM

The Toys-R-Us Big Toy Book just came today and they have this castle, listed as $149, on sale for $129.  They also have a $10 off a $100 purchase coupon.  So you could score one for $119 right now.

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Thanks for the update... I'm very tempted to just get this thing.

Also, Target is now carrying the castle... I assume at some point they'll hit clearance there; maybe around $75.00?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on October 29, 2007, 05:04 PM
I just saw this at my Target on Saturday but I know they haven't had them that long.  I'm guessing if they don't sell for Christmas that you might find them on clearance after Christmas.  I don't know what the market is for that line of toys but I bet in some markets if it doesn't sell quickly it'll make it to 50% clearance at least at some stores.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on October 29, 2007, 05:19 PM
I'm caught up except for Firefly, and I want to see if I can get a Cobra vehicle driver without buying the whole pack.

Somehow I don't think you're going to have a problem with that.  Plus the paint aps on the helmets are messed up on the 5pk version - so hopefully they'll address that when he gets carded.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on October 31, 2007, 05:12 PM
Carded pics of w4 (http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=GIJoe%2F25th_Wave_4%2F%2F&start=0)

Nothing too exciting here if you've collected everything up to this point, but I might pick up a few more airborne troopers.  I'm just really hoping that they fixed Gung-Ho this time around.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on November 1, 2007, 12:10 AM
I'm buying that wave to keep MOC.  :) And maybe get another Gung-Ho as well, since mine is all wonky.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JediJman on November 1, 2007, 12:21 AM
Saw the second 5pack of Cobra Baddies at Target in MN today...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on November 1, 2007, 10:06 AM
I was out on Tuesday and checked Target and Wal-Mart for some things, and I can't believe the sell through on these here in town.  Less than a week ago, our Wal-Mart was packed full of Wave 1 and 3 singles (falling off all four pegs packed), and when I was back on Tuesday they literally had 10 or less figures left.  Target is almost always sold out, although I saw a couple Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow figures hanging out the last time I was there.  They also had some of the 5 packs, which I hadn't seen in quite some time.  I'd have to say this line is doing pretty well, at least around here.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on November 1, 2007, 10:30 AM
I read that one of the reasons for a lack of stock on the single packed figures is because Hasbro put more initial push on the 5-packs thinking they'd sell better.  Now they're trying to catch up.  That's probably also why they are repacking the 5-pack figures on single cards so soon.

If they were just going to do a couple 5-packs for the 25th Anniversary then I can see the logic in that, but if they had planned to do single carded figures all along I can't belive they underestimated sales.  Even back when the the 3.75" line was in full swing people were asking for single packed figures rather than the 2-packs we were getting.  Couple that with some of the nicest detail we've seen in years and it's a no brainer that the single packs would be hot.

I finally saw two new figures over the weekend, Lady Jaye and Serpentor, along with a Storm Shadow but I passed on them.  I stopped in 3 Wal-Marts, 3 Targets and TRU and besides the odd 5-pack that's all I found.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on November 1, 2007, 11:54 AM
I love this figure... the removable helmet is so cool - I bought two of the Wave 2 Cobra 5-pks mainly because of this (and the vehicle driver).

http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=view&album=GIJoe%2F25th_Wave_4%2F%2F&pic=Cobra_AirTrooper_2.jpg&dispsize=800&start=0

Count me in for 4-5 more of the carded one.   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on November 1, 2007, 02:00 PM
Finally picked up a normal colored Stalker today at Target to go with my neon baby puke version and I was tempted to get the Shipwreck w/Anchor, but the paint apps on his beard was all messed up.  Looks like they put out two cases today so I'm going to track this and see how long it takes them to sell through.

Has anybody found a Legion's 5pack that actually has a Cobra Driver with a fully painted helmet?  I've not come across a single set with a decent looking one.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on November 2, 2007, 12:00 AM
New comic packs. (http://www.toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=9&itemid=12076)

Destro & Breaker
Torch & Ripper


Count me in for them both. I could do without the Destro repaint, but for Breaker, I'll get it.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on November 2, 2007, 12:03 AM
Hahaha ... Breaker has his bubble gum.  That's awesome.  And I love how the Dreadnoks are displayed.  Torch is holding Ripper's gun as well as his own.  It's nice to see that Hasbro knows the product they're selling.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on November 2, 2007, 12:36 AM
Love how they added Breaker's gum... That's some nice detail there. Where was that on my DTC CP Breaker? I'll pass, as I own the aforementioned DTC pack. The 'Noks look neat, they'll fit in nicely with Buzzer and Zartan, or just bossing around some Cobra goons.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on November 2, 2007, 01:01 AM
I keep creeping closer to buying a Storm Shadow or SNake Eyes every time I see one...  If I see Firefly, he's bought.  I won't be able to help myself. :(
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on November 2, 2007, 01:49 PM
...And then there was one.  My Target put out 2-3 cases yesterday - went back today and there was just a lone Storm Shadow on the pegs.  I'd call that a pretty good sell through.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on November 2, 2007, 02:39 PM
Breaker is awesome looking but I'm not going to buy another Destro to get him...especially not one all decked out in purple.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on November 4, 2007, 10:50 PM
I love Destro, but a repacked Cobra Trooper would be better.  Come on Hasbro...

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on November 5, 2007, 12:49 PM
I love Destro, but a repacked Cobra Trooper would be better.  Come on Hasbro...



Technically, they already repacked the Cobra Trooper in Wave 2. However, a repack of the Stinger Driver would be excellent. I might get that Gas Mask/Airborne Trooper though.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on November 5, 2007, 02:01 PM
One can never have too many Cobra Troopers!   ;D

Yeah you're right though, a Stinger driver would be better.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on November 9, 2007, 01:10 PM
Wave 5 (http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=GIJoe%2F25th_Wave_05%2F&dispsize=600&start=0)

That Destro is a freakin gem.  I never owned that version of him as a kid so I can't wait to get him.  I'm probably going to go overboard on the Crimson Guard as I do with all of the carded Cobra Troopers I find in the wild.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on November 9, 2007, 07:08 PM
As hellish as it's been to get Cobra army builders at retail (which is ******* near impossible for me) that CG is going to be worse.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on November 9, 2007, 07:39 PM
That Destro is one of the nicest looking action figures from any line I've seen.  The CG is also hot.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on November 11, 2007, 12:18 PM
It looks like Hasbro's modified the rules for the mailaway Doc a bit to allow older Flag Points in place of the Comic Pack UPC/POPs.  While I applaud this due to finding the requirement of buying that day-glo Duke vs. Cobra Commander in order to get Doc to be absolutely ridiculous, it's been, oh, about 14 years since I had any Flag Points laying around.  Why can't they include the regular figures in this promotion?

Oh well, I guess I won't be getting a Doc after all.   :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on November 11, 2007, 08:43 PM
I've got some Flag points left....DoctorPadawan..if you want, you can snag one of my extra Docs. It says you can get 3 more for Flag points, and at last count, I had 200 still...

Pretty neat of Hasbro/Collector's Club to do that.  Sadly, I'd probably have enough anyway if that Crimson Guard Comic pack is decent enough. 

At this point I figure I will snag at least 4 of the Hawk Comic pack to do quick headswap customs of the original 13 that don't get treatment.

At least 2 of the Snake Eyes/Storm Shadow one, 1 Day-Glo Duke/CC, 2 Dreadnoks, 2 Destro/Breaker, 2-4 Crimson Guard packs, and depending on the Wild Weasel issue #115 (if rumors are true) it looks like I'll have enough Comic Packs to get 2 without the added Flag Points/Battle Points.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on November 12, 2007, 01:15 PM
I've got some Flag points left....DoctorPadawan..if you want, you can snag one of my extra Docs. It says you can get 3 more for Flag points, and at last count, I had 200 still...

That's extremely nice of you, Paul, so thank you in advance.  :) 

I'm definitely going to be getting the Hawk/Scarlett pack (for Hawk), the Breaker/Destro pack (for Breaker), and the Dreadnok pack (for both Torch and Ripper).  Have any of the other packs been confirmed?  I didn't know if the Wild Weasel pack was one of the 25th-style packs or one of the TRU exclusive comic three packs (like the Lady Jaye and Cobra Trooper three packs I keep seeing locally), but if it's the former, I'll definitely be in for one of those.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on November 13, 2007, 11:24 PM
Here's a few pics from Wave 6:

(http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/out/large/HAS14342.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on November 14, 2007, 12:54 AM
Battle Armor CC?



Hell.



Yeah.  ;D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on November 14, 2007, 01:20 AM
WooHoo!  Torpedo.  He was one of my favorites as a kid. 

Oh, and ANOTHER Snake Eyes...who would have guessed?  Afterall, kids only want Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow and Duke.  Right?   ::)

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on November 14, 2007, 07:42 AM
That Torpedo is sweet as is Rock n Roll.  Was never really a big fan of the armored Cobra Commander but that he looks good too.  Pass on Snake Eyes.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on November 14, 2007, 07:50 AM
I think that is the same Snake Eyes as the wave 5 one.  Oh well.  Rock N Roll Rocks!!, I would have preferred that they make some short sleeves for him, but I'll take what I can get.

Torpedo was my very first figure with Swivel Arm...he will be army built...we need V1 Eels now...

CC Cobra Commander...I had the figure as a kid, but never really used him in my "Battles".

It looks like the Deck of Cards is proving to be quite prophetic.

Weren't Wild Bill and Major Bludd rumored in this wave?  Also, did you notice that BBTS has them listed for a January release?

I have to say though that I like these 25th figs enough that I may purge the RAH Collection and 50% of the 12 inch collection to make room for them (and the Indy figures)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on November 14, 2007, 09:39 AM
I think that is the same Snake Eyes as the wave 5 one.  Oh well. 

It is.  It's being repacked in the Wave 6 case (along with others).  I guess it just "slipped" into the pic.
 ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on November 14, 2007, 10:47 AM
Wow....This line just continues to floor me.  Battle armored CC was actually in heavy use in playtime as a kid.  I remember always misplacing his airhose - same thing with the Emperor's cane.  Drove me nuts trying to track it down all the time.  Torpedo is another great choice...Don't think I ever had RocknRoll though, but I welcome him.

I think that is the same Snake Eyes as the wave 5 one.  Oh well. 

It is.  It's being repacked in the Wave 6 case (along with others).  I guess it just "slipped" into the pic.
 ;)

Why does he look black then?  Both of my Snake Eyes are grey colored.  I'd really like true black versions.

**EDIT - looks like I overlooked the fact that black SE is in w5  :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on November 14, 2007, 06:42 PM
That Battle Armor CC is awesome. Wonder if it'll include the Fred CG head.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on November 15, 2007, 08:46 AM
That Battle Armor CC is awesome. Wonder if it'll include the Fred CG head.

What's this Fred stuff all about??  I never got into the comics.   :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on November 15, 2007, 06:13 PM
What's this Fred stuff all about??  I never got into the comics.   :-\

The following is a quote from the Wikipedia article on Cobra Commander (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobra_Commander).  All of this takes place in the Marvel comic book, and was the first appearance of Cobra Commander's Battle Armor:

Quote
Cobra's agents spread throughout the world, overturning or subverting unstable third-world governments, and becoming an international threat. Eventually, Cobra became so large that Cobra Commander could no longer control it on his own and created a "High Command", which included Zartan, Baroness Anastasia DeCobray, the Scottish arms dealer James McCullen Destro, and Australian mercenary Major Sebastian Bludd. This dubious staffing led to frequent power-struggles within the organization and ultimately the Baroness and Major Bludd enacted a plot to assassinate the Commander.

In a twist of fate, they recruited Billy to carry out the assassination, but he was intercepted by Destro before he could accomplish his task. Cobra Commander had become such a rabid megalomaniac by this point that he had no qualms about torturing his own son, yet Billy refused to surrender any information identifying who had sponsored the hit. Such tenacity impressed Storm Shadow, so he freed Billy and they both escaped to New York, where Storm Shadow trained him in ninjitsu. Billy was later caught in the crossfire between the Soft Master (Storm Shadow's other uncle) and Cobra agent Scrap-Iron, when the car he was driving in exploded.

It was during this time that both Cobra Commander and Destro were trapped underground, presumed dead, and were forced to work together to make their way back to Cobra. Cobra Commander is shown here as an average-looking American with a beatnik image evinced by a pony tail, beret, green-spectacled sunglasses and a slender mustache — a motif that resurfaced on subsequent occasions when he was seen without his mask.

It was during this cross-country trek with Destro that Cobra Commander learned of Billy's fate: though he survived the explosion, he had lost a leg and an eye, and lay in a coma ever since. Unnerved by the tragedy, the Commander took responsibility for Billy's condition, and promised to be a better father. Seeking out the Crimson Guard Fred VII, a mechanical genius who built Billy a new robotic leg, the Commander set up shop in Denver, where Billy eventually awoke from the coma. Fitted with a mechanical prosthetic leg by Fred VII, Billy unwittingly stumbled upon the Blind Master (yet another Arashikage ninja) and Jinx (Storm Shadow's cousin). Seeing that Fred VII had constructed a suit of battle-armor for Cobra Commander, who was once again plotting to take over the world, Billy walked out on his father. The incident left Cobra Commander to reflect on the folly of his ways, but Fred VII was so angered to see his commander throwing away what he had dedicated his life toward that he shot Cobra Commander in the back, apparently killing him.

Unaware that he was being watched, Fred VII buried the body. It was exhumed by another Crimson Guardsman, Fred VIII, who discovered that Cobra Commander was not dead after all, and managed to revive him. With Fred VII masquerading as him in Cobra, the Commander began to form a new organization in secret. When Dr. Mindbender went to Cobra Commander's supposed grave to harvest DNA for the genetic creation of a new leader, he instead discovered the empty grave.

Cobra Commander took that opportunity to return to Cobra, this time even more maniacal than before, filled with rage and unwilling to harbor any traitors (real or perceived). His first act was to imprison those who had betrayed him: Fred VII, his partner Raptor, Firefly, Dr. Mindbender, Zartan, Billy, and numerous Cobra troops, all of whom he had buried alive within a volcano on Cobra Island. He relinquished all traces of morality and humanity, and rebuilt a new command infrastructure by instituting a brainwashing program to compel allegiance from those around him, including repeatedly brainwashing Destro, The Baroness, Zartan, Storm Shadow and Billy.

Basically (and this was not at all portrayed in the cartoon), the Crimson Guard all had the identity of "Fred" in their real lives and were stationed like one-man sleeper cells across the nation, if not the world.  When the real Cobra Commander seemingly wavered in his commitment to Cobra, one of these Crimson Guardsmen, Fred VII, shot him in the back, left him for dead, and got inside the new Battle Armor as the actual Cobra Commander.  The Baroness was the only one who knew the truth initially, as she was the only member of Cobra who had seen CC without his mask and when Fred VII was confronted, he had to let her in on his plan. 

Hence, long story short, that Cobra Commander in Battle Armor figure we all (or more of us, myself included) loved so much wasn't actually Cobra Commander, but a disgruntled Crimson Guard in disguise, and like several others, the real CC threw him in a freighter and tossed them under a mountain where they all died a happy death due to botulism. :)

And the real Cobra Commander, to my knowledge, never donned the suit past the one "test phase" in Fred VII's garage, before Fred VII "killed" him. 

Tomorrow on "Why Do I Remember This Pointless ****?": Ripcord is dating a chick in a bear suit?



Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on November 15, 2007, 06:57 PM
Very informative...Thanks Michael!  :)

I had the original blue CC as a kid but I lost him in a move, so BA CC was all I had to take charge of Cobra in the late 80's before I got out of toys.  I never gave Serpentor too much time "in control" for some reason.

That was a good read...Much much more adult themed than the cartoon was - obviously.  Very interesting to hear the story of Fred.  I always compared the Crimson Guards to SW Royal Guards as in being very loyal to their leader/commander but this was obviously not the case here.  Does it mention why CC even needed a suit of armor?  I seemed to have forgotten what his file card read.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on November 15, 2007, 07:09 PM
Does it mention why CC even needed a suit of armor?  I seemed to have forgotten what his file card read.

I don't have the original file card handy at the moment, but I do recall it saying something along the lines of him wanting to be at the front of the battle, leading his troops into victory as opposed to sitting behind the scenes allowing someone else to fight for him.  In the comic, the suit was basically stated as something that Fred VII had built as a "gift" of sorts for CC should he ever meet him; CC bringing Billy to Fred VII to build him that replacement leg gave him the opportunity. 

I'd actually go so far as to say that Fred VII was loyal to Cobra Commander to the point where his loyalty went to what CC originally stood for.  When CC intended to walk away from it, he became an enemy in Fred VII's eyes to Cobra's cause.  Of course, CC didn't die, came back and locked Fred VII and the traitors in a freighter and buried them under a mountain, and did exactly what Fred VII was loyal to in the first place, so I guess it all evened out in the end.  ;D

And yes, as one of my friends who is a lurker here knows all too well, I really consider the Marvel comics to be the "real" Joe continuity.  None of the slapstick crap from the cartoon, none of the Cobra-La nonsense, and Cobra is treated as a true threat and not some bunch of crazy parodies of said threat. 

(Hi Dave!)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on November 17, 2007, 01:28 AM
I never really liked that Cobra Commander figure as a kid, it just seemed too futuristic.  But this version I dig for some reason.  Maybe I'm looking at is as Star Wars custom fodder.

Rock-N-Roll looks AWESOME.  I loved that figure as a kid, one of my all time favorites.  I want a few of him and do head swaps with a few other Joes because I prefer my Joes to be more generic as it seems more realistic.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on November 20, 2007, 01:00 AM
Carded Flash!

Front (http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=view&album=GIJoe%2FSgt_Flash&pic=Flash_1.jpg&dispsize=600&start=0)

Back (http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=view&album=GIJoe%2FSgt_Flash&pic=Flash_2.jpg&dispsize=600&start=0)

Nice to see the back of the card looking so full. It's really starting to remind me of the vintage style now.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on November 20, 2007, 08:30 AM
Sweet!  I never did notice the belt thing.  Kinda cool.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on November 20, 2007, 09:04 AM
I would be much happier about this line if I could find the ******* things in the store!  My local Target is the only store in town carrying the line and they haven't had a restock of single carded figures in 2 months.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on November 20, 2007, 09:20 AM
Yeah, these are a tough find at retail here as well.  Aside from the v2 Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow, I don't think I've seen a single carded figure in the past couple months or so.  Most stores don't have any, and the ones that do just have one or two of those two figures.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on November 20, 2007, 09:33 AM
Unfortunately, it seems as though you have to be in the right place at the right time with this line which is just so wrong.  Not really sure if it's the retailers or Hasbro to place the blame on.  It sure seems to me that there's a lot more interest in this line then "whomever" initially gave it credit out of the starting gate.

My Targets have two dedicated pegs, WM's either have none or four, and TRU hasn't ever bothered to stock the basic carded figs.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on November 20, 2007, 05:18 PM
I don't see these at retail very often either.  A couple weeks ago I found 7 Cobra Ninjas at the Toy Corner store at the Mall of America.  I bought them all because even for $7.99 a piece it was a lot easier to find this way.  Beats driving around wasting gas trying to find this awesome army builder.  So far I have 9 Cobra Ninjas, 4 Viper Pilots, 3 Cobra Officers and 1 Cobra Soldier.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on November 20, 2007, 07:35 PM
Count me in for the "25AC Drought". I usually only see remnants of Wave 1 these days. I was lucky enough to find and purchase a Buzzer a few weeks back, but that's been it since then.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on November 20, 2007, 08:08 PM
I only ever see SS V2, and Snake Eyes V2, but not much else...  Target that just opened they tend to linger slightly more due to the $8 price, but at WM they're gone instantly.  I continually pass, but at some point I will likely buy a SE or something just to check them out...  Then I'll start buying it all.  ::)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on November 20, 2007, 10:31 PM
All I see is SE/SS as well, sometimes with a Cobra Commander too.

I'm forced to get mine online, but the drought is striking the online retailers just as much as the b&m ones.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on November 20, 2007, 10:47 PM
All I see is SE/SS as well, sometimes with a Cobra Commander too.

Same in my house and unfortunatley this is one toy related issue that I can't blame on WM as it's not an exclusive. 

I only ever see SS V2, and Snake Eyes V2, but not much else...  Target that just opened they tend to linger slightly more due to the $8 price, but at WM they're gone instantly.  I continually pass, but at some point I will likely buy a SE or something just to check them out...  Then I'll start buying it all.  ::)

I know for a fact (ok, I'm assuming :) ) that many of you Star Wars fans were into the Joes in the 80's as I was and you're probably leary about picking up another line.  Let me just say that I'm beyond words as to how satisfied I am with this line both from a nostalgia standpoint and for the uber update on articulation they've made with these guys.  I was really worried about diving back into GI Joe because I thought I'd get "forced" (OCD) into picking up all of the vintage stuff - but luckily I haven't felt that way as these updated figures are just as near and dear to me as they were when I was a kid especially with the vinty cards.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on November 22, 2007, 04:27 PM
I found a Cobra Ninja and Officer at the Anoka, MN K-Mart this afternoon.  The first time I've seen them in stock at that  store since Wave 1 first hit.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on November 26, 2007, 09:24 AM
I ran to Target yesterday morning to pick up the Hoth UBP, and they had lots of stock of Wave 2/3 of the Joe line as well (the first time they've had any for a long time).  I couldn't resist picking up a Beachhead, and was tempted to get a couple others as well.  Hopefully the stocking situation on these will improve a bit now, I'm curious to see how many are left when/if we go back there later this week.  They had 3 pegs stocked full (overflow on some other pegs) on Sunday.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on November 26, 2007, 03:51 PM
Saw a single card Cobra Trooper yesterday at Target... Also saw the "Cobra Legions" 5-Pack. Hopefully that means the Joes are becoming more common.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on November 26, 2007, 04:46 PM
Really haven't seen much in stores with these lately... if someone needs to take the blame for the lack of supply, blame Hasbro for this, not the retailers.  They are the manufacturer, not making enough product to fill demand.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on November 27, 2007, 10:14 AM
Although they don't ship until 12/13, I see that HTS has the single carded figures of Duke, Destro, Roadblock, Gung Ho, Scarlett, Stormshadow (v1), and the Cobra Air Trooper available to order, if anyone is interested.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on November 27, 2007, 10:26 AM
Waves 2 and 3 are showing up in abundance here in KC.  I went on a toy run Saturday morning and saw virtually nothing except at a couple of Wave 3 figs at Big Ks.  Later that night I saw a bunch of wave 2 and 3 at a Target close to me and the other four Targets I have gone to since Sunday and through today have been well-stocked. 

Too bad the next wave is a bunch of reissues.  :(  I'm really looking forward to the Crimson Guard wave.

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on November 28, 2007, 01:18 PM
Dammit. All I find is the Gray Dot of Doom.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on November 28, 2007, 01:45 PM
TRU is my area restocked with Wave 3 today.  Was kind of surprised.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on November 30, 2007, 02:15 AM
Huge thanks to JohnH on the K-Mart tip.  I stopped there tonight just because of your post and found wave 3.  Picked up Zartan, Firefly, Stalker and Shipwreck. 

Already had a red Ninja from a previous find so I left the one I found tonight.  Also left a Cobra Officer, Snake Eyes v2 and Storm Shadow v2. 

Now I just need to find wave 2 Beachhead and Buzzer and maybe the Cobra Trooper.  I've already passed on Lady Jaye and Serpentor a couple times...they just aren't appealing to me.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on November 30, 2007, 12:20 PM
Looks like Stalker's crotch (http://www.hisstank.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2515) has been fixed.  I sure hope they don't go back and fix every figure because I just don't really feel like buying everything over again with corrected crotches..

Why they just didn't do this from the beginning is beyond me.  It worked well for the vintage figs, so why change it?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on November 30, 2007, 04:31 PM
Quote
Huge thanks to JohnH on the K-Mart tip.  I stopped there tonight just because of your post and found wave 3.  Picked up Zartan, Firefly, Stalker and Shipwreck. 

Glad I could help.  :)

Now I just need to find wave 2 Beachhead and Buzzer and maybe the Cobra Trooper.  I've already passed on Lady Jaye and Serpentor a couple times...they just aren't appealing to me.

Let me know if you want me to pick these up for you.  I feel very confident I'll see them some time over the next day or two.  Just shoot me a PM if you want me to.

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on November 30, 2007, 04:52 PM
Wave 3 is in my Pile o' Loot at BBTS. I'd ship them if I didn't empty it out last week. But at least I have some. Now I need to get my hands on a carded Stalker, Shipwreck, Firefly, and Zartan.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on December 4, 2007, 09:05 AM
16bit.com (http://www.16bit.com/) is reporting that EE has the listings for Wave 3 of the Comic Packs, and they sound pretty good:

Battle-Damaged Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes
Tomax and Xamot
Crimson Guard and Officer
Ace and Wild Weasel
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 4, 2007, 09:14 AM
YAY!!  More Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes figures!!   ::)

The rest of the wave looks extremely nice though.  Can't wait for Tomax and Xamont.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on December 4, 2007, 09:31 AM
YoJoe is taking a "first look" at the 2008 figures, starting with Flash (http://www.yojoe.com/faq/25flash.shtml).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jeff on December 4, 2007, 10:11 AM
Ace and Wild Weasel

I'll bet it's this issue (http://www.yojoe.com/comics/joe/joe34.shtml) that comes with them:

(http://www.yojoe.com/comics/covers/joe34.jpg)

One of my all-time favorite GI Joe issues and the one most often re-created by me and my friend Dan as I chased his Skystriker around the neighborhood with my Rattler...  :D

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 4, 2007, 10:18 AM
Does that mean that you might actually pick up that set Jeff?  Great line here and I think you're really missing out....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on December 4, 2007, 10:52 AM
Man, that's a great cover.  I've debated endlessly within myself about whether or not I should pick up some old Joe comics, but the last thing I need to do is open another can o' worms.  :)

Couldn't care less about another Snake Eyes or Storm Shadow, and I'll already have a Crimson Guard, but the other two packs sound great. 

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on December 4, 2007, 12:23 PM
Rumor has it that is issue #115

(http://yojoe.com/comics/covers/joe115.jpg)

Looks like some good stuff coming up.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on December 5, 2007, 06:30 PM
Rumor has it that is issue #115

I'm not sure if I'm remembering this correctly, but isn't that the issue where Battle Force 2000 (with the exception of Dodger) gets obliterated in Trucial Abysma? 

This line is all kinds of awesome.  I'm so glad I've kept going with it after almost giving up.  ;D

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on December 6, 2007, 11:53 AM
As I was looking at my Star Wars collection last night that is overfilling my collection room, I realized that there is no way that I can also collect GI JOE stuff, especially considering how much I'm wanting to be able to get quite a bit of Indy stuff next year.... really hard to do since I really do like the Joe stuff, but it looks like I'm going to stop this Joe habit before it gets out of control when the vehicles and comic packs start being released.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Matt R. on December 6, 2007, 07:35 PM
Yesterday, I recieved my wave 3 and an lone Flint from BBTS. They are sweet ;D. I have all from the line except Cobra Officer which is a no big deal and the Legion Cobra Set. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: jedipurge on December 7, 2007, 02:45 PM
As I was looking at my Star Wars collection last night that is overfilling my collection room, I realized that there is no way that I can also collect GI JOE stuff, especially considering how much I'm wanting to be able to get quite a bit of Indy stuff next year.... really hard to do since I really do like the Joe stuff, but it looks like I'm going to stop this Joe habit before it gets out of control when the vehicles and comic packs start being released.

Time for that room addition  ;D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on December 7, 2007, 03:42 PM
...or a new house.   :-X
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on December 7, 2007, 06:09 PM
or a Warehouse...with A/C, heat and a big screen TV at one end...so you could watch the Cartoon series while setting up the figs...but that would seem excessive.

The Crimson Guard and Snowjob are up at Yo Joe....looking good.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 10, 2007, 11:59 AM
w5 is supposedly hitting at WM's so keep your eyes peeled while looking for SW exclusives...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on December 10, 2007, 03:38 PM
New 3 pack pics:

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/glwaters56/Spring_sm.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/glwaters56/Silence_sm.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/glwaters56/Circus_sm-1.jpg)

I'm down with the Twins and the Trooper set (mainly to get Doc) but the SE / SS is a complete pass.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on December 10, 2007, 03:55 PM
I like the Stormshadow cloak quite a bit... I might pick up that one just for the cloak.

And the twins look pretty damn sharp!

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on December 10, 2007, 04:05 PM
Man, just as I was trying to talk myself out of collecting this line any further next year, these pics pop up.  I'd really like to pick up the Tomax/Xamot set, not sure about the others at this point.  I might just have to be limited if I'm going to continue on with these.  Just such a nice line overall.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 10, 2007, 04:18 PM
I could care less for the first two sets - I love the Crimson Guard, but I'm going to be stocking up on the carded version instead.  SE is okay, but SS looks like a knock off.

WOW!!   Can't wait to pick up Tomax and Xamont though.  Simply Beautiful!   ;D

What's up with the crotches though?  I heard that all newer Joes were going to have new crotches that enables more articulation and allows them to sit....These don't look any different.  Not that I stare at crotches all day though, so I'm no expert.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on December 10, 2007, 04:46 PM
Wow...Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes look truly ridiculous.

I like the Tomax Xamot set though.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on December 10, 2007, 06:55 PM
Oddly enough I don't have the same negative reaction to Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow.  I definitely  rolled my eyes when I heard we were getting another set of them though.  I won't buy them but they aren't as bad as I thought.

The other two sets are nice with Tomax and Xamot being the best.  I'm more interested in the single carded CG but may get one of these sets for the mail-in Doc figure.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on December 11, 2007, 04:23 PM
Rumor has it that is issue #115

(http://yojoe.com/comics/covers/joe115.jpg)

Looks like some good stuff coming up.

Yep...

(http://www.hasbro.com/common/images/news/gijoe//Comic-Ace.jpg)

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on December 11, 2007, 04:27 PM
With the Twins, Wild Weasel and the rumored Major Bludd coming, it looks like we got most of the singular Cobra baddies (ie, non-Troopers) coming.  Just need Scrap Iron, Copperhead and maybe Zartan's siblings (not counting Mindbender because he's always been kind of a dinkus).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jeff on December 11, 2007, 04:51 PM
That sucks ass. :(

Instead of a cool, stand alone issue with a sweet shot of the Rattler pwning the Skystriker (the plane Ace actually came with), they go for an issue with a bad view of the rattler shooting a lame stealth jet during a lame storyline.

(http://www.yojoe.com/comics/covers/joe34.jpg) Vs. (http://yojoe.com/comics/covers/joe115.jpg)

Oh well, I guess I don't have to be worried about being sucked in after all...  ::)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 11, 2007, 04:59 PM
More good stuff here, not too stoked about Ace, but Wild Weasel looks awesome.  Hasbro seems to be touching a lot of bases with this line... 

Very unlikely that we'll get a Rattler or SkyStriker as the three smaller vehicles coming out next year have respective drivers.  Oh well..

Keep em comin!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on December 11, 2007, 06:20 PM
I like Wild Weasel, that's killing me...  He was probably my favorite pack-in figure of all.  Even had the upside down map on his leg...  Very cool.

There's a guy that didn't get much cartoon time too...  WW just got hosed.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 11, 2007, 07:55 PM
Finally caved and picked up Firefly and a coupla red ninjas.  Fighting the urge to army build the red ninja for sure.  Firefly is damn sweet.

I have successfully managed to resist all figures so far except those 3 and storm shadow.  When it comes to ninjas though, I have a big soft spot!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on December 11, 2007, 08:50 PM
(http://www.hasbro.com/common/images/news/gijoe//Comic-Ace.jpg)

Looks like some great Star Wars custom fodder to me!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on December 11, 2007, 11:00 PM
Man, these new comic packs look great. I can skip the SS/SE pack, but I probably won't. Tomax and Xamot look fantastic.  :)

FWIW, Hasbro Toy Shop has some Pimp Destros listed as coming soon. I wouldn't get your hopes up, though, since they're AFA graded and carry a price between $50-75 each. I can't help but feel offended by that, but that's only because I was far too busy the day those went on the site after the con. I'd really hate to see Hasbro go any further with this idea.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 11, 2007, 11:08 PM
Finally caved and picked up Firefly and a coupla red ninjas.  Fighting the urge to army build the red ninja for sure.  Firefly is damn sweet.

I have successfully managed to resist all figures so far except those 3 and storm shadow.  When it comes to ninjas though, I have a big soft spot!

Welcome to the club.  I hope you enjoy your stay no matter how limited your selection is.   :)

Oh well, I guess I don't have to be worried about being sucked in after all...  ::)

It's just the comic book Jeff - you can't tell me you haven't been drooling over some of these figures.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on December 12, 2007, 02:25 PM
Picked up a Crimson Guard today... just a couple days after I swore I was done buying these.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 12, 2007, 03:10 PM
Picked up a Crimson Guard today... just a couple days after I swore I was done buying these.

It's basically impossible to resist this figure.  I know I'm in trouble when I find these.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 12, 2007, 03:12 PM
Picked up a Crimson Guard today... just a couple days after I swore I was done buying these.

That a boy!  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Daigo-Bah on December 12, 2007, 06:51 PM
I just got a Crimson, Snow Job and Flash.  Flash gets me that little nostalgic tingle  :-*

(http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/1451/medium/joe1.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on December 12, 2007, 07:59 PM
Damn!  You guys are finding wave 5 already?  I JUST got wave 3 in the last week or so.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on December 12, 2007, 08:15 PM
Wave 5 is out? The last I've seen of Joe has been some Wave 2 about 2 months ago...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on December 12, 2007, 08:23 PM
Damn the Crimson Guard... as much as there are flaws in the figure, I love it.  For now, I'm hooked on this line again. 

And my Walmarts have been bursting with Joe figures on the pegs over the last week... looks like they're shipping in good numbers finally (in my area at least).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on December 12, 2007, 11:00 PM
My wave 5 was sitting on my doorstep.  I have not had time to bust them out, but I love how Destro's package says "Iron Grenadiers: The Enemy"...I would love an Iron Grenadier..

Just at a minor glance..This is the V1 Snake Eyes we should have gotten from the beginning, and he has the "fixed crotch".... I hope to open this in the morning...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 13, 2007, 08:33 AM
This is the V1 Snake Eyes we should have gotten from the beginning, and he has the "fixed crotch".... I hope to open this in the morning...

Do they all have fixed crotches?  Somehow I can't get anyone to answer this simple question.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on December 13, 2007, 10:47 AM
I found Snow Job, Destro, and Flash earlier this morning, and I can confirm that Flash at the very least has the fixed crotch.  It looks as if Snow Job has the fixed crotch as well (his waistcoat is kind of covering it up; I haven't had a chance to open them yet), but Destro's crotch having a codpiece makes it difficult to tell whether or not his is fixed.

And no, I am not missing the humor in the nonstop "crotch fix" statements.  ;D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on December 13, 2007, 01:07 PM
This is the V1 Snake Eyes we should have gotten from the beginning, and he has the "fixed crotch".... I hope to open this in the morning...

Do they all have fixed crotches?  Somehow I can't get anyone to answer this simple question.

It looks like the CG still has Diaper Crotch a bit, but I have not checked the Articulation.  This may be a record for me, they have been in my possession for 18 hours and are still in the packaging..I hope they are going to be alright in those plastic coffins...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 13, 2007, 05:33 PM
Fell 3 figures further into the G.I. Joe abyss today.  My total collection is now:

1 x Storm Shadow
4 x Red Ninja
1 x Firefly
1 x Beachhead

Fighting tooth and nail to keep from buying the whole line.  Any words of encouragement are welcome.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on December 13, 2007, 06:31 PM
3000 Star Wars figures next year...  not including exclusives.  And Indiana Jones...

*shrugs*   :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on December 13, 2007, 07:20 PM
Just wanted to confirm that, now that they have been freed from their plastic prisons, Snow Job, Destro, and Flash all have the ability to sit down correctly (i.e. their crotches are the new style).  Destro still has a bit of the diaper thing going on, but his legs still extend straight in front of him, allowing him to sit in the imaginary Despoiler. :)

And now comes the nightmare of trying to find a Crimson Guard.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 13, 2007, 09:38 PM
Thanks for the clarifiation on the crotches Michael.  Some were funny, but for the most part - I wanted to know...ya you know the rest.

Much appreciated!!  Hopefully it won't be long before I find this wave.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on December 13, 2007, 10:25 PM
Picked up Firefly and a Flint for my MOC collection. I about flipped when I saw how many figures my local TRU had tonight.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Oboewan on December 14, 2007, 11:27 AM
That sucks ass. :(

Instead of a cool, stand alone issue with a sweet shot of the Rattler pwning the Skystriker (the plane Ace actually came with), they go for an issue with a bad view of the rattler shooting a lame stealth jet during a lame storyline.

(http://www.yojoe.com/comics/covers/joe34.jpg) Vs. (http://yojoe.com/comics/covers/joe115.jpg)

Oh well, I guess I don't have to be worried about being sucked in after all...  ::)


Yeah.. I'm pretty sure it wasn't Ace flying that Stealth  in the comic... they never gave the Stealth Pilot's name at all... he was the "what's his name?" guy.   Futher research shows that his code name is GhostRider... That comic should never have been chosed for the the pack...   The issue 34 showdown between Wild Weasal and the Baroness and Ace and Scarlett (or was it Lady J?) in the Skystriker should've been the one.   Sigh....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 14, 2007, 02:27 PM
Fell 3 figures further into the G.I. Joe abyss today.  My total collection is now:

1 x Storm Shadow
4 x Red Ninja
1 x Firefly
1 x Beachhead

Fighting tooth and nail to keep from buying the whole line.  Any words of encouragement are welcome.

Well, you guys weren't much help!  Found and bought 6 crimson guards at Walmart this morning.  Throw me a life raft, sinking here!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on December 14, 2007, 07:01 PM
Brother, I'd help you, but I'm busy trying to keep myself afloat.  I caved and got me a SE v.3 (all black).  This line is just bad ass.  I'm up to Flint, Beach Head, Stalker, Snake Eyes, Destro (Iron Grenadier), Firefly, Zartan and Buzzer.  So far I've done a decent job at avoiding the army builders, but the more CGs I see, coupled with the pending Tomax/Xamot 2-pack, and I know I'm going to cave.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on December 14, 2007, 08:38 PM
Well, you guys weren't much help!  Found and bought 6 crimson guards at Walmart this morning.  Throw me a life raft, sinking here!

If you want to send me one of those Crimson Guards, I'd be more than happy to lighten the load for you.  You might still sink, but at least it won't be as quickly.  ;D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 15, 2007, 07:39 AM
Anybody finding the newer waves at Target or is it just WM that's stocking this stuff now?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on December 15, 2007, 10:40 AM
I've heard a rumor that WMs that aren't currently carrying the line will start doing so on January 24th 2008, so I bet it's WM that's stocking all this new stuff. I've been to Target every day this week only to find the same two Cobra Commander figures sitting there.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 15, 2007, 10:44 AM
That's good news Ben because half of my WM's don't even carry this line so hopefully I'll come across the newer waves soon since It's time to start hunting for the SW exclusives.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on December 15, 2007, 12:04 PM
Yeah, neither of my local WMs carry this line, so there's way too much competition for these locally. With WM being in the game, it will be substantially easier. I hope they start with wave 5, since I'd love to get my hands on several CGs.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on December 15, 2007, 12:55 PM
I'm in the same boat, WM isn't carrying the line and Target has very sketching restock on them.  K-Mart has come through twice now, however, with wave 1 and 3 for me.

Same price as Target so not a big deal.

Even if other WM stores start carrying the Joe line I'd be surprised if mine does.  My store doesn't even stock the SW exclusives and they've never carried the Vintage line of figures.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on December 15, 2007, 05:02 PM
Here's a link to a youtube Cobra Christmas video

http://youtube.com/watch?v=RKADc0NwBng
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on December 15, 2007, 06:28 PM
Wow, that video brings back some awesome memories... I got the that for Christmas in 87.  Loved it.

Also, about half the Walmarts in my area don't carry the line either, hopefully they will in January... but I'm getting nervous thinking that if I get a lot of stuff, then I'll want to replace it with the figures coming out for the movie in 09...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Nicklab on December 16, 2007, 01:20 AM
I saw a new wave listed in the latest issue of Toyfare.  It's got Flash, Snake Eyes (original uni in black), a Crimson Guard, Iron Grenadiers Destro and Snowjob.  This line is getting tougher to resist with the quality of the figures.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on December 16, 2007, 01:52 AM
I saw a new wave listed in the latest issue of Toyfare.  It's got Flash, Snake Eyes (original uni in black), a Crimson Guard, Iron Grenadiers Destro and Snowjob.  This line is getting tougher to resist with the quality of the figures.

That's Wave 5 you're referring to... pics surfaced a while ago, and these are now hitting actually...

(http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/out/large/HAS14126.jpg)

I managed to find a Crimson Guard the other day, but really want the Destro.

Wave 6 also has some cool treats in store -

(http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/out/large/HAS14341.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 16, 2007, 12:38 PM
I haven't seen anyone mention the Torch and Ripper 2 pack or the removable helmet crimson guard.  They all look super.

(http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/out/large/HAS14305.jpg)

(http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/out/large/HAS14572.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on December 16, 2007, 04:30 PM
The Dreadnocks do look fantastic... what I'm wanting to do though with my Joes is make a photonovel reminiscent of the first attack on Cobra Island... then I'll probably sell off all my Joes actually.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on December 17, 2007, 09:23 AM
According to the Hasbro 411 at CTR (http://www.cooltoyreview.com/story/front/The_411_Hasbros_2008_Plans_110900.asp), here's how Joes are shaping up for 2008:

-24 Single Carded Figures
-18 Comic Two Packs
-Battle Packs (5 Packs of Four Figures Each)
-10 Vehicles
-12" Figures
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 17, 2007, 09:44 AM
According to the Hasbro 411 at CTR (http://www.cooltoyreview.com/story/front/The_411_Hasbros_2008_Plans_110900.asp), here's how Joes are shaping up for 2008:

-24 Single Carded Figures
-18 Comic Two Packs
-Battle Packs (5 Packs of Four Figures Each)
-10 Vehicles
-12" Figures

That seems to be about a perfect load for this line before the movie stuff starts coming out.  Can't wait to see what the other 7 vehicles will be.  Hopefully Hasbro be able to revisit this line after the movie stuff just like they did with TF Classics.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Daigo-Bah on December 17, 2007, 02:19 PM
OMG, Rock n' Roll and Torpedo look superb!  I hadn't seen that pic yet!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on December 17, 2007, 03:24 PM
Vehicles... I wonder if the HISS will be larger so figures can actually sit in it properly.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 17, 2007, 03:37 PM
Vehicles... I wonder if the HISS will be larger so figures can actually sit in it properly.

Pics of the first 3 (Target) vehicles came out a few months back no?  The HISS didn't look any bigger than any of the other previous releases and I really can't see Hasbro releasing two different sized versions of this vehicle in the same year.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Nicklab on December 18, 2007, 02:41 PM
I saw some of the comic 2-packs today, and BLECH!  What awful paintjobs.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on December 18, 2007, 04:37 PM
Where did you see the comic packs at?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 18, 2007, 05:15 PM
Where did you see the comic packs at?

I found them at TRU today CHEWIE.

Storm Shadow/Snake eyes color scheme was alright, Scarlet was different but decent.  Cobra Commander/Duke was kinda weird, but I didn't think any were all that hideous.  They didn't really go the whole 9 with the bizarre color scheme like the Star Wars 2 packs (RFT/Vader, Tarkin/Stormie etc).

Then again, I didn't buy them either.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on December 19, 2007, 11:58 AM
Thanks for the tip... I'll try and hit TRU today...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on December 19, 2007, 08:23 PM
I got Flash, Snow Job, and the Crimson Guard today.  No Destro yet.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on December 19, 2007, 10:36 PM
Wave 5 came and went at smalljoes.com. They still have Siegies for $14.99 a piece, though.  :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on December 20, 2007, 01:10 AM
The Buzzer and Beachhead figures that I ordered from HTS.com came in last night.  Beachhead is awesome.  My favorite figure from the line so far.

Firefly is right up there except I don't like his rifle and the bandolier is kind of odd.  But, since he shares a sculpt with Beachhead it's a close call.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on December 20, 2007, 01:31 AM
I second the sentiment of Beachhead's awesomeness. It's my favorite figure too, helped by the fact that he was also my favorite from the ARAH line.

The mold doesn't work so well for Firefly, though. The arms look a little skinny, kind of giving him a lanky look.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on December 20, 2007, 08:29 AM
I know I third that one !

I mean,,, I almost picked up extra just to have it !
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on December 20, 2007, 09:57 AM
I agree, Beachhead is a great figure.  I was happy to find one/pick one up, as it was one of those Joes I really always wanted as a kid, and never had.  I was out and about yesterday and checked around for some Joes, but Target, TRU, and WM were all sold out of singles.  I did count 30 5 packs in stock at Target though, split about 50/50 between the 2nd Cobra one and the Joe pack.  I wonder if these will sell?  It seems like the 5 packs sit a lot more than the singles, and while I can see the price thing - I sure thought that they were cool when I first got them.  I guess the nostalgia of the music and all that might be a big part of it.  The singles are still selling like hotcakes around here though, they can't keep them on the pegs - even with the increased numbers we've seen lately.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on December 20, 2007, 01:00 PM
Yeah, the singles fly off the shelves here in STL.  It's awesome seeing this line doing as well as it has.  The 5-pks are cool, but it's the second Cobra pack doesn't sell too well in my neck of the woods.  I think the reason could be because the Cobra Commander and Storm Shadow in it are not very appealing color schemes.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on December 20, 2007, 04:00 PM
That second Cobra pack isn't selling well here in NY either but it's kind of lackluster except for that jump Trooper.  And since he's getting a single card release there's not really any incentive to buy the 5-pack.

However, I thought that it would start to disappear this week just due to Christmas shopping but it hasn't, at least not yet.  If they're still on the shelf next Wednesday then I guess we'll know that it's really a dog.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 20, 2007, 07:31 PM
Yeah, the singles fly off the shelves here in STL.  It's awesome seeing this line doing as well as it has. 

The price helps too, especially at Walmart.  $4.88, I never feel all that guilty.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on December 25, 2007, 07:18 PM
http://www.hisstank.com/

One of the lead stories from the guys over at HissTank is a list of possible/rumored comic packs..and they got the news from a forum at joesightings.com

If half of them are true (or one figure from half are true) I'll say it is great news...

Falcon was my favorite figure once the RAH line was said and done....

GIJ COMIC 2 PK STORM SHADOW VS FIREFLY
GIJ COMIC 2 PK SHIPWRECK VS COPPERHEAD
GIJ COMIC 2 PK COBRA COMMANDO VS TRIPWIR
GIJ COMIC 2 PK DESTRO VS GRENADIER
GIJ COMIC 2 PK FALCON AND NEMESIS
GIJ COMIC 2 PK DUKE AND RED STAR 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on December 26, 2007, 11:47 AM
Nemesis?  As in, Nemesis Enforcer?

Wow.

(http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0716/4.gif)

Cobra-La is dumb.  Why would they go to that well?

(Of course, they've already been there with Serpentor, which kind of proves my point....)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on December 26, 2007, 03:42 PM
New Cobra-La figures! Woo-hoo! My lone Cobra-La Royal Guard was getting lonely.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on December 27, 2007, 12:10 AM
I'm liking the sound of Copperhead and Falcon, and even Nemesis Enforcer. I'd hate to see the movie and post-movie characters ignored in this line.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on December 27, 2007, 10:50 AM
Cobra-La is kind of weird... to me that signaled the end was near for GI JOE when I was a kid... the line really went downhill after that I thought, with most of the character designs looking downright stupid.

That being said though, I didn't hate the idea of Cobra-La, and I remember them offering the figures in some sort of 3-pk when I was a kid -

(http://www.yojoe.com/action/87/87card/cobrala.jpg)

I kind of like the Royal Guard for some reason -

(http://www.yojoe.com/action/87/87images/royalguard.jpg)

If they do release these, I'm probably going to be looking at these for custom fodder for Star Wars more than anything else.

Wasn't there some sort of chick that was part of Cobra-La?  The one that broke into the Terror Drome?  That would make for a cool figure I think.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on December 27, 2007, 10:58 AM
Wasn't there some sort of chick that was part of Cobra-La?  The one that broke into the Terror Drome?  That would make for a cool figure I think.

That was Pythona. I agree that it would make for a great first-time figure.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on December 27, 2007, 03:15 PM
Well, most stores I've been to that carry the GI Joe 25th line have left over Cobra II 5-packs.  My Target even has them at 30% off today for $17.49.  Still 4 or 5 sets on the shelf.  If they hit 50% I'll buy a pack but otherwise I'll wait for the single carded Jump Trooper.

I found a new Stalker over the weekend with the new crotch piece.  What a difference that makes. 

Also found some of the new Comic 2-packs yesterday at TRU.  They only had the Hawk/Scarlett and Duke/Cobra Commander sets.  Bought the Hawk/Scarlett pack. 

Found a Stalker and red Ninja at Target yesterday and bought the Ninja.  Hopefully after Target resets their aisle they'll get a good selection of the 25th figures.  Still looking for the new wave with Snow Job and Flash but I think I have all the figures from the first three waves that I want.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darby on December 27, 2007, 05:25 PM
I've been waiting for clearance on the sets too, and I'll strike at 50%.  My Target has lots of regular Joe sets and silver Cobras still.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on December 27, 2007, 06:13 PM
I already bought on of the Legions sets for $18. I doubt I'll make it there in time for 50% off, so I went ahead and bought one.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on December 27, 2007, 06:52 PM
Pics of Wild Bill hit the net for a short while over the last few days and were then pulled (Collector's club owns the rights) anyway..I did not get to see it, but from the description it sounds pretty good.

It is in the Joe Club newsletter...which seems odd that I don't have mine, I live 20 miles from the headquarters where they mail them from.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on December 28, 2007, 12:11 AM
Wasn't there some sort of chick that was part of Cobra-La?  The one that broke into the Terror Drome?  That would make for a cool figure I think.

That was Pythona. I agree that it would make for a great first-time figure.  :)

Ah yes, that's her... I'd love to see that made!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 30, 2007, 10:38 AM
I loved Cobra-La.  Gimee a new Golobulous....Nemesis Enforcer was a badass IMO.

Anybody still finding w5?  I've been searching for weeks now and I've just been finding seas of hooded Cobra Commanders.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on December 30, 2007, 11:13 AM
Anybody still finding w5?  I've been searching for weeks now and I've just been finding seas of hooded Cobra Commanders.

I've not seen hide nor hair of w5 since I found Destro, Flash, and Snow Job in early December.  The stores that are getting 25th Anniversary Joes (mostly Wal-Mart, as Target dropped the peg space for them entirely prior to Christmas and haven't done their reset yet to put them back) seem to be getting the Wave 3 revision case (with Flint and the Cobra Trooper) in bulk.  I'm hoping that they continue to ship the Crimson Guard throughout the year so I might actually be able to get one of them. :)

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on December 30, 2007, 07:24 PM
I just finished wave 3 tonight, thanks to a bunch of returns at Target and TRU. I still need a MOC Zartan, but I'm ready for wave 5 now.  :) Hopefully, that's what my local WMs start with when they start carrying Joes. I'm afraid they're going to start with those wave 3 revision cases that I've been seeing a lot of lately.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 30, 2007, 08:41 PM
I'm hoping that they continue to ship the Crimson Guard throughout the year so I might actually be able to get one of them. :)

I've got about 10 Cobra Troopers + a few Officers and I plan on doing the same with the Crimson Guard if I ever see him.  I never went hog wild on troopers like this with Star Wars, but those guys stay packaged so it's kind of nice to finally start army building.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on December 31, 2007, 11:54 AM
The local Target was in the midst of their reset this morning and had put out about three cases of that Wave 3 revision case on the pegs, along with a case of the comic packs.  The only thing I grabbed was the Hawk/Scarlett pack (if anyone wants Scarlett, let me know), but it looked like they were there in equal numbers.  It sure brought back some memories to read the reprint of issue 1 of the Marvel comic after so many years, and what really amazed/disturbed me was the degree to which I remembered some of the dialogue. :)



Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on December 31, 2007, 03:30 PM
My Target finally reset, and had tons of Wave 3 and comic packs. Passed on the CPs but picked up a Cobra Red Ninja.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on December 31, 2007, 07:37 PM
I picked up a Hawk/Scarlet and Dreadnoks CP.  The Dreadnoks are cool.  Scarlet's lame, but I dig Hawk.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Daigo-Bah on December 31, 2007, 09:06 PM
I haven't seen any comic packs yet- and I decided not to get the Cobra legions pack.  But if anyone has an extra grey-suited Cobra driver, let me know!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 1, 2008, 05:32 PM
I picked up a Hawk/Scarlet and Dreadnoks CP.  The Dreadnoks are cool.  Scarlet's lame, but I dig Hawk.

I thought that the Dreadnocks were in w2   ??? 

I picked up the three packs I found, but will most likely return the two crappy ones...

Snake Eyes - blah
Storm Shadow - blah
Duke - blah
CC - blah
Scarlett - blah
Hawk - WOW

Why is it that Hasbro throws us a bunch of trash in the first wave of comic packs?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on January 1, 2008, 07:52 PM
I thought that the Dreadnocks were in w2   ??? 


They are.  Some areas are getting Wave 2 already.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on January 2, 2008, 09:16 AM
I noticed at a couple of different Targets this weekend that the 5 packs (the Joe and 2nd Cobra pack) have hit clearance.  I think the price right now is $17-ish, but there were quite a few last time I checked - could be some good deals on those eventually (well, really a pretty good deal already, 5 figs for $17).

The Super Target across town had reset, and did have Wave 1 of the comic packs on the pegs.  No basic figs though, and the 5 packs were in the clearance aisle.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on January 2, 2008, 11:07 AM
Why is it that Hasbro throws us a bunch of trash in the first wave of comic packs?

So that way when the pegs are so crammed full of the earlier, crappier sets, and the newer, cooler sets that everyone wants never seem to make their way to the pegs, Hasbro can claim that "fan interest in the line just wasn't there" and tout the evidence of low sales of the crappy packs as support for this claim, thus allowing them to cancel the line prematurely and devote the resources to more important items, like Mighty Muggs or Attacktix. :)

And speaking of those earlier, crappier sets, Target still had all the non-Hawk/Scarlett sets from Monday on the pegs this morning.  I really hope that Waves 2 and 3 ship quickly and in higher numbers than the first wave so we can hopefully avoid the scenario I mentioned above. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on January 2, 2008, 12:59 PM
I picked up a Hawk/Scarlet and Dreadnoks CP.  The Dreadnoks are cool.  Scarlet's lame, but I dig Hawk.

I thought that the Dreadnocks were in w2   ??? 

I'm not following the waves, so I don't really know.  But I got 'em.  In addition to the packs mentioned (Duke vs. CC; SE v. SS, etc.), I also saw the Destro vs. Breaker (?) pack, but I passed.  So I'm guessing that's wave 2, too, right?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on January 2, 2008, 10:20 PM
I'm not following the waves, so I don't really know.  But I got 'em.  In addition to the packs mentioned (Duke vs. CC; SE v. SS, etc.), I also saw the Destro vs. Breaker (?) pack, but I passed.  So I'm guessing that's wave 2, too, right?

Yep.  Here's a quick rundown:

Wave 1:
-Day Glo Cobra Commander vs. Day Glo Duke
-Day Glo Snake Eyes vs. Day Glo Storm Shadow
-Day Glo Scarlett and Thank Jebus He's Normal Hawk

Wave 2:
-Day Glo Destro and Thank Jebus He's Normal Breaker
-Dreadnoks Ripper and Torch

Wave 3:
-Ace and Wild Weasel
-Tomax and Xamot
-Crimson Guard and Scarface
-Snake Eyes (Battle Damage) vs. Storm Shadow (Sonic Bow)

I'm sure Hasbro will do me proud and reship the Day-Glo figures in every assortment for the rest of the year while shortpacking the CG/Scarface pack.  :P
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on January 3, 2008, 10:25 AM
I saw the three Wave 1 Comic Packs at Target this morning ... and I passed on all three of them.  I wouldn't mind getting Hawk, but I don't want that ****** Scarlett, so I guess I'll be leaving Hawk behind.  The same thing will eventually happen with Breaker as well.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on January 4, 2008, 09:17 AM
Don't pass on Breaker!  He is pretty cool.  I'm not a big fan of the head sculpt (Breaker will always be Bearded for me, I had the figure first)

And the Bubble Gum that is a neat trick.

Hawk is ok, but he did not get the fixed Crotch...

The Dreadnoks are great, I really like them, I was afraid I was not going to like Ripper's headsculpt but it looks better in person.  Torch is really nice.  I can imagine we will get a dreadnok every few waves or once a year, Monkey Wrench would be easy to do from here.

Did anybody notice in the collector club magazine that in their write up of the Oktober Guard they all but Verified that the Red Star figure was coming out?  Adds credence to that WalMart list...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Muftak on January 4, 2008, 08:46 PM
Okay, I need some friendly advice here...

I have never really collected Joes, but I loved the cartoon as a kid (on after Transformers which was my real compulsion at the time.) A local Target has moved the big boxed 5 packs to the clearance aisle at half price.

There are a gazillion Cobra legion sets, I will probably pick one of those up at a lower price. Only about eight Joe sets...do I bite for 13 bucks out the door? I fear the price is good enough to move them all out before another reduction. I love the look of the figures, and they will fit in in the Star Wars collection well enough for me...and I will be buying the Cobra set, do I need Joes to oppose them? Are you guys happy with them? Are they a good enough buy?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on January 4, 2008, 10:19 PM
Well the figures in the 2 5 packs are mostly available on single packs now, so if you are an opener...get the 5 pack it makes them $3 a figure.  If you are going leave them on the card..get the single packs, they display better.

Just my .02
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 5, 2008, 06:57 PM
Made the rounds this morning in hopes of finding w5 - still looking for w4 Roadblock to see if he's not as limber as the one from my 5pack, but no luck.  I did manage to score w2 of the comic packs though, so that was nice.  I've seen plenty of Stalkers with corrected crotches though...I wonder why Hasbro only decided to fix him and non of the others?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on January 9, 2008, 03:54 AM
Wave 6 carded and new loose images. (http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=GIJoe%2F25th_Wave_6%2F&dispsize=600&start=0)

 :o

It's too bad Wild Bill and Major Bludd got pushed back to wave 7. But on the other hand, it'll only cost me $15-18 to complete this wave, which is happiness.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 9, 2008, 10:54 AM
Are there pics of Major Bludd & Wild Bill anywhere?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 9, 2008, 11:32 AM
I just saw a photo of Wild Bill somewhere but not Bludd.  It might have been in the new GI Joe Club newsletter but I'm not positive.

Wild bill looked good, though.  I'll probably pick him up.  There aren't enough action figures with cowboy hats and six-guns.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on January 9, 2008, 04:28 PM
There aren't enough action figures with cowboy hats and six-guns.

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Amen!!

I saw the pics in the GI Collectors Club magazine.  Looks really good.  Have not seen any pics of the Bludd.

Toy Fair should show us at least Protoypes of the next few Comic Packs maybe the next wave of Singles too.  But I imagine like the other brands we'll see what is on tap for the first 1/2 of the year and get the 2nd half at Comic Con.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 9, 2008, 07:58 PM
(http://www.imperialholocron.com/photos/gijoe/2008-gijoe-wildbill.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on January 10, 2008, 09:23 AM
Thanks for the pic efranks, looks pretty good.  WIZARD (http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazine/toyfare/007044807.cfm) has pics up of Wave 3 of the comic packs (which I believe we've seen), which include Tomax/Xamot, Crimson Guard/Cobra Officer, Battle Damaged Snake Eyes/Storm Shadow, and Ace/Wild Weasel.  Like I said, I think we've seen them before, but I just thought I'd pass it along in case anyone missed it.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Daigo-Bah on January 10, 2008, 10:42 AM
Wow- Wild Bill looks stupendous!  I'm also thrilled to get the upcoming Torpedo and Rock 'n Roll; although I intend to get almost all of the first 4 years of characters (to coincide with my vintage days), it's the first and second year characters that get me the most excited.  Even though Year 1 seems dull with all of the green fatigues, that's when I fell in love with the line and comic.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 10, 2008, 12:05 PM
Thanks for the pick E!

Just reminds me that there's another vehicle we won't be getting.  Wasn't it the Dragonfly that he piloted?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 10, 2008, 02:24 PM
Yep.  I'll tell you what, I probably won't buy any of the vehicles for this line but if they put out a Dragonfly I'd buy it in a second!  Hopefully updated somewhat.

Didn't either 21st or bbi put out a Cobra chopper a couple years ago?  Anyone have one (Jesse?)? 

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on January 10, 2008, 03:24 PM
Comic packs wave 4 (http://gijoeclub.com/comics08wave4.cfm)

Definitely down for the Copperhead, the Red Star is a maybe and the Firefly / SS is a pass.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on January 10, 2008, 03:31 PM
Thanks for the link Mikey.  Like you, I'd definitely like to get the Copperhead/Shipwreck set.  I have to admit though, at first when I saw the orange life vest I thought we might be getting a Cutter figure.  I have fond memories of that figure just because the WHALE was the only big Joe vehicle I had as a kid.  This line continues to impress though, and seems to be pulling me back in :).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 10, 2008, 03:44 PM
These three sets actually all look good to me so I'll be picking them all up.  I actually like this version of SS and I'm diggin his weapons and his backpack.

Where'd this Red Star dude come from?  I'm sure he was in a comic, but not part of the regular line?

I have to admit though, at first when I saw the orange life vest I thought we might be getting a Cutter figure.

That's exactly what I thought when I brought the page up so I'm sure we'll be seeing him pretty soon.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on January 10, 2008, 03:53 PM
Where'd this Red Star dude come from?  I'm sure he was in a comic, but not part of the regular line?


He's part of the Oktober Guard.  He did have a figure in the vintage line but he came out during the latter years where everyone was neon colored and shot big ass guns.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 10, 2008, 04:55 PM
That Firefly and SS set is really pretty cool.  Duke and Red Star is also a nice throwback set to the vintage comic.  The other set with Copperhead and Shipwreck I can pass on. 

Copperhead was one of my favorites as a kid but that's only because the Water Moccasin was the only boat I had.  Had a lot of fun with it in the water when I was a kid.  Copperhead driving with Scrap Iron on the gun taking Firefly and Stormshadow on some secret mission behind Joe lines.

Ah, sometimes I wish it was still 1984/85. 

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on January 10, 2008, 06:36 PM
Wonder if all Firefly's stuff comes out of his case?  Looks like it might...  That might be a set I have to buy.

Saw the set with Breaker last night and almost bought it just for the gum accessory.  That's too cool.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on January 10, 2008, 10:40 PM
Copperhead is great. I always liked that figure, and this new one is looking neat. I like that newish Firefly too. The one from wave 3 looks awfully lanky, and that comic pack one doesn't look that way.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on January 12, 2008, 03:05 AM
I've heard a rumor that WMs that aren't currently carrying the line will start doing so on January 24th 2008, so I bet it's WM that's stocking all this new stuff. I've been to Target every day this week only to find the same two Cobra Commander figures sitting there.

This finally came to pass today, a little bit early. Both of my local WMs have three pegs each for the singles and just as many for the comic packs, and they had the first wave there already. No singles yet, but I wasn't at all surprised by that.

I scored some wave 5 today too. I got the Siegie, Snow Job, and Snake Eyes.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 12, 2008, 09:31 AM
I was wondering when they were going to get to Rock-n-Roll, that's the only figure I really want to pick up. It was the my first and favorite Joe.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 12, 2008, 01:11 PM
Scored all of w5 this morning at Target as well as 2 extra Crimson Guards.  Awesome looking figures, but I'm a bit dissapointed on some bad paint apps on Flash's suspenders and Snowjob's face. 

IG Destro is a jem though.  BEAUTIFUL!  ;D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on January 12, 2008, 01:18 PM
I finished off Wave 5 yesterday at Target, myself.  They had a full case on the pegs (minus one of the two CGs), so I grabbed the Snake Eyes and CG I needed and left the rest.  Tellingly, all the rest were gone this morning, leaving only Shipwreck and 2 Buzzers in their place.  They also restocked the comic packs, but it was only wave 1 with the day-glo nightmares, so still no Ripper/Torch and Breaker/Destro for me.

Wal-Mart here is really dragging on putting stuff on the pegs.  Not only did they do their reset this week, they have yet to actually put anything on the pegs for the Joes in either section.  They did, however, do the unthinkable and move all 50 of the SW Jerjerrods and Endor Threepios from 2 years ago over to fill the SW pegs yet again, so it's good to see that WM still hangs on to the hope that full pegs are full pegs, no matter what's on them.  As I told a friend, the lack of product on the Joe pegs means that when they still haven't stocked in a week or so, they'll just fill them with even more Ben 10 or Power Ranger overstock.  >:(
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 12, 2008, 05:29 PM
I found the new figures at Target today also.  Multiples of Flash, Destro, Snow Job and Crimson Guard.  I bought Flash, Snow Job and one CG.  I was tempted to get multiples of the CG but I can't army build this line.  I'm thinking now I should run back over to see if they still have a Destro figure, though.  Maybe after dinner (I'm so weak!  ;D )

WM finally has pegs for the singles and 2-packs but nothing stocked today.  I'm just happy to see them carry the figures as my local store has had sketchy stocking policies in the past.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Daigo-Bah on January 12, 2008, 08:01 PM
I bought the Hawk/Scarlett comic pack today.  Nice Hawk!  Brings back major memories.  As for the new comic pack images, that Copperhead is MINE!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on January 14, 2008, 09:47 AM
I stopped by TRU this weekend and found Wave 5 on the pegs.  I couldn't resist and picked up a Crimson Guard, Flash, and the black Snake Eyes.  Our local WM is completely bare as well, and Target is pretty well stocked with Wave 2 figures, and the first wave of Comic Packs.  I'm thinking about picking up some of the stuff I'm missing next time we're there, and maybe a comic pack or two, because getting the mail-in Doc figure would be nice.  This line really seems to hold the nostalgia for me much like the VOTC line did/does, with the cardbacks and all.  I should probably stay away from vehicles when they start hitting, although it would be tempting.  There are so many (figures and vehicles) that I always wanted as a kid, which makes some of this stuff more of a temptation to pick up.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on January 14, 2008, 03:32 PM
I am absolutely ecstatic I do not collect this line.  For the first time today I finally saw single carded Joe's (no multipacks, ever) at a Walmart.  From the sounds of things, it's wave 5 with Snow Job and Destro (gold head?).  Nice looking stuff, but I cannot imagine the frustration of starting out four waves behind.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 15, 2008, 12:48 AM
Found the two new comic packs today and bought both of them, Dreadnoks and Destro/Breaker.  I haven't opened the Dreadnok set yet but did the other one because I wanted to check out Breaker.

He has some cool features but does anyone else have a problem with his helmet not fitting?  Or the communication device not fitting the helmet?  I have to say that so far the helmets have kind of sucked.  Hawk's doesn't fit right either

It's the same problem that I have with some of the Star Wars figures from Hasbro as well; they seem to have forgotten that these are toys.  I buy action figures because I like toys.  If I want statues I'll go to GG or Sideshow.

These figures look good but if I were a kid and I was trying to play with them I don't think I'd like them that much.  Weapons that fall apart (Gung Ho's grenade launcher and Scarlett's crossbow are the worst examples so far), helmets that don't fit (Hawk, Breaker) and figures that feel like they're about to break just coming out of the package.  The Baroness is guilty of that, her holster actually fell off when I was taking her out of the box. 

I don't like it when you need to have a hair dryer and tube of super glue on hand when you open your figures so you can fix the warped weapons/accessories/legs or reattach the broken pieces.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on January 15, 2008, 01:46 AM
I really don't think Hasbro made these for kids. Otherwise, they wouldn't be so damn hard to find. If Hasbro was really serious about selling these to kids, the retailers would allow them more peg space.

I suppose after Sigma 6 they really had a hard lesson in who was buying GI Joe toys. That still doesn't excuse shoddy construction of your Baroness, but I doubt many of these will be finding their way into kid's hands.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on January 15, 2008, 10:00 AM
I could kind of see the helmet problem as well.  I opened up the Sgt. Flash I found this weekend, and his helmet falls off pretty easily as well.  Great figure, but it reminds me of last year's TAC Stormtrooper where you couldn't hold him upside down without the helmet falling off.  That is annoying.

Ben touches on a point I was thinking about as well, do you think any kids are buying these - or just collectors?  We were looking around for something extra to get our nephews for their b-days this month, and I showed my wife the Star Wars comic two packs at Target.  We were looking at something for $10 or less.  She said "well, those are $12 now" and I said, "well, the Joe ones are still $10", and she asked me if they would even know who those characters were - and I said I figured not.  It just got me to thinking, it is a really great/neat line, but without toon support I wonder how much kids will be buying them.  It doesn't look like it will make a difference to Hasbro, because they're selling well anyways, and I don't think we want them kid-focused anyways - but it was just something I was wondering.  I've never seen anyone but adults looking at them, and I see kids and adults checking out Star Wars and many of the other lines.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on January 15, 2008, 10:13 AM
Here's some rumors (http://www.joesightings.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=7029) for the 25th Ann. line this year, from the Joe Sightings forums.  Visit the linky for more info:

Singles:

Hawk
Bazooka
Barbeque
Storm Shadow
Serpent
B.A.T.

Comic Packs:

Snake Eyes and Hard Master
Beachhead and Mainframe
Scrap Iron and Wild Bill

Like I said, more info and speculation at the link.  If this is true, it sounds pretty good.  Barbeque is one of the Joes I had as a kid, and always liked, as well as Bazooka.  The B.A.T. would be nifty as well.  Sounds pretty good to me.  Also, according to this listing at EE (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HJ63403G), here's the case breakdown for Wave 7:

1x Major Bludd
1x Wild Bill
1x HISS Driver
2x Cobra Viper
1x Spirit Iron Knife
1x Snake Eyes #4
1x Duke with Jetpack
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 15, 2008, 02:20 PM
Whether kids are buying the Joe figures or not, they're still supposed to be toys.  I buy them because that's what they're supposed to be, but I don't think they hit the mark.

They make an great carded collectible and a pretty good loose-standing-on-a-shelf statue...but not a good toy.  I have the same beef with a lot of the Star Wars toys as well, though. 

I opened a Commander Keller/Marine comic pack the other night and Keller's left hand fell off.  There are quite a few SW figures that have arms, heads, belts and hands that fall off at the least bit of use and those don't make good toys either in my opinion. 

As a kid I never thought twice about rolling a VAMP full of figures down the hill when we were playing but I don't think I'd dare do that today.  With Star Wars we used to play in the snow, sand and grass with our figures without a second thought that they'd come back with all their limbs in tact...can't say the same for today's figures.

Hasbro still makes some awesome toys, though.  The Tranformers, for example, really impressed me this year with the movie vehicles.  They felt like toys you could play with.  Same with the Justice League Unlimited figures and the Ben 10 stuff.  The Star Wars and Joe figures, though, not so much.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on January 15, 2008, 03:56 PM
You make a good point about durability.  I know we played with our SW and Joes in all terrain/conditions as well, and I don't really remember any breakage either - especially with the SW figs (I think I might have had an o-ring snap on my Duke figure when I was older and my brother was playing with my childhood toys).  I think a lot of the difference is the articulation issue (and it may be other factors as well).  Things like the JLU figures are pretty durable, and in many ways comparable to the vintage SW figures where the articulation was just shoulders, hips, and head.  There isn't as much there to fall off.  The other improvements (paint, sculpt, articulation) are probably worth the trade off, but I can agree where they might not be as "ready for play" as they once were, and that's kind of too bad.

I picked up my first Joe comic pack today, the Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow one (what can I say, I'm a sucker for Snake Eyes).  Something I thought was cool about the Joe packs (compared to SW) is that both figures had stands, plenty of accessories (same as regular releases), the comic, of course, and even the file cards were packed in.  I guess I wasn't expecting all of that stuff (stands and filecards in particular) to be included.  Kind of cool.  Now I know I want to be sure to pick up at least five more packs so I can "rescue Doc". :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 15, 2008, 04:19 PM
I'm with you on the Joe comic value!  Their sets so far, with the possible exception of Hawk/Scarlett, have been incredible.  And actually, the V1 and V2 Snake Eyes and the V1 Storm Shadow (the V1 versions are in that comic pack) are actually three of the figures so far in the Joe line that I felt held up pretty well.

Those figures make good toys. 

One of the problems I have with the SW line, and some of it has carried over to the Joe line, is the type of plastic used.  I understand that there are budgets and safety to take into account, but some of the figures that have the most problems seem flimsy when you get them in hand.  The plastic is just not up to snuff for all the articulation they try to pack in some times.

Reading forums can really aggravates me, especially over at RS, because I'm always at odds with a lot of people on this topic.  As I said, I buy toys.  That's my thing.  I don't need them to be 100% screen accurate have 3 dozen paint apps and some ridiculous amount of articulation.  I want them to be pretty close on sculpt, enough that you know who the character is, decent paint apps that look good even if there aren't a lot of them, and good articulation or good posture/stance that makes sense for the character in the scene it's made for.

I don't need super articulated Cantina patrons, for example, but I like to see well done SA Troopers and soldiers.  Spend some money to give us super detailed, ultimate versions of the heroes like Vader, Luke, Obi-Wan, Dooku, Han, Boba, etc, then save cash with 6 points of articulation on Wuher and 3rd-from-the-left Jabba henchman.

Eh. I rant.  It's just one of the things that bothers me; give me toys for $6, if I want more I'll call Sideshow or Gentle Giant (who aren't exempt from mistakes, but that's a different issue).

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on January 15, 2008, 08:16 PM
http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?dispsize=800&mode=view&album=GIJoe%2F25th_Vehicles%2FAttack_On_Cobra_Island&pic=Target_Hiss_03.jpg 

New boxed HISS picture at TNI.  Vehicle has ARAH size pegs which is good for ARAH figures but not for 25th figures.  The driver doesn't have a newly sculpted crotch for sitting.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on January 15, 2008, 08:35 PM
That looks pretty neat, I love the driver. Still, would've been nice to see a 25th style HISS Driver. But I'll probably pass anyways, I like my DTC HISS just fine.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 15, 2008, 09:15 PM
I really like the window boxed display of this set even though I'll be opening it for sure and the driver repaint looks pretty nifty.  This set should only be $15, but we'll see....

I'm hoping we get a few more vintage vehicles before the movie crap hits.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on January 16, 2008, 04:34 PM
It looks like Wave 4 isn't dead after all.  Many Target stores around the Twin Cities here in Minnesota put out a case today.  I saw them at the Andover, Coon Rapids/Riverdale and Brooklyn Center stores. 

Picked up the Gung Ho without anchor on hat, a couple Air Troopers and a Storm Shadow to keep on the card.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on January 17, 2008, 09:04 AM
I was excited about the HISS until seeing that pic.  Boooo.  If the vehicle was black and the driver was...well...a HISS Driver, I'd buy it in a second.  I'll pass on that though.

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JediJman on January 17, 2008, 11:20 AM
Mike - did you ever get your Cobra Legions on clearance?  I thought I saw a ton of these last week, but haven't seen a single one since they went 75% off...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 17, 2008, 11:36 AM
Mike - did you ever get your Cobra Legions on clearance?  I thought I saw a ton of these last week, but haven't seen a single one since they went 75% off...

Ya I picked up two sets last week for $6.24 or whatever they were.  Not a bad deal.  I would have picked up more, but I don't want to go ape**** on army builders.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on January 17, 2008, 02:04 PM
It is hard to build my usual ARMIES with the way they are doing things with this line.

If I snag my usual dozen of every type of Troop, I'll have over 200 troops by the end of the year alone(for reference the biggest Imperial Army I've had was 150 of all types of troops). 

I bought a dozen of the Cobra Legions 5 packs on clearance, but stopped myself from opening them (all) last night.  I've decided Cobra gets 6 of each troop (except EELS, VIPERS, BATS, SNOW SERPENTS if they make them)

To this point (I'll get a pic tonight) I have:

12 of the Cobra 5 Pack Cobra Soldier
12 of the Cobra Officer
6   of the Stinger Driver
6   of the Jump/Air Trooper
6   of the Comic/Cobra Legion Trooper
6   of the Silver Sigil Cobra Trooper
6   of the Crimson Guard (although, I may go a dozen on them)
2   of the Cobra Red Ninja (I'll wait till the TRU 5 pack to finish these out)

all this taking on my 12 different Snake Eyesesz (I kid, there are only 8 different ones so far)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on January 17, 2008, 08:02 PM
gijoeclub.com has posted pictures of 2008 wave 3.

(http://gijoeclub.com/images/25th/Cobra-Viper_web.jpg)

Looks cool but they forgot to sculpt the goggles.  Maybe they will have them as an accessory.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on January 17, 2008, 08:46 PM
And the rest...

(http://www.hasbro.com/common/images/news/gijoe//Wild-Bill-225.jpg)

(http://www.hasbro.com/common/images/news/gijoe//Hiss-Driver-225.jpg)

(http://www.hasbro.com/common/images/news/gijoe//Spirit.jpg)

(http://www.hasbro.com/common/images/news/gijoe//Duke.jpg)

(http://www.hasbro.com/common/images/news/gijoe//Snake-Eyes-225.jpg)

Definitely down with the Cobras, Wild Bill and Spirit (although he face looks a little funky).  Passing on yet another Duke and Snake Eyes.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on January 17, 2008, 09:00 PM
Count me in for one of each with the exception of Duke, who I don't get the point of AT ALL.  Maybe it's just my fondness for the comics and overall distaste for the cartoon (hence my personal quote to the left), but I could do without Duke altogether after the first version, American flag or not.  Why couldn't they pack Duke in with the S.H.A.R.C. and release Grand Slam as a single carded figure in this wave?

Everything else in the wave, though, looks awesome, including Snake Eyes. :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 17, 2008, 10:25 PM
Holy ****!  That was that last version of SE I owned as a kid before I left toys alltogether back in the day and I loved him.  A MUST HAVE!!   ;D

Viper, Wild Bill, Hiss Driver, Spirit, stupid Duke.  WOW!   Stupid Duke....UnWow....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on January 17, 2008, 10:51 PM
So, Major Bludd, is he still coming and not shown yet?

They all look pretty damn keen.  Not sure why they feel the need to continually release slight repaints of Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes instead of just repacking the first version...seems like a waste of tooling money on something you've done 4 times already in a year.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on January 17, 2008, 11:52 PM
That was the version of Snake Eyes I had back in the day, so he's a must-buy, as are the Viper and Spirit.
The rest I'll buy, though. They'd sell a lot more HISS tanks at Target if that HISS driver was packed with it.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on January 18, 2008, 12:00 AM
Major Bludd pushed back to wave 8. (http://www.toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=9&itemid=12352)

Must be why they stuck that Duke in wave 7. That one really looks like a rush job.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on January 18, 2008, 09:26 AM
Quote
That was that last version of SE I owned as a kid before I left toys alltogether back in the day

Same here, and I look forward to picking this one up as well.  That SE (and another joe, which I think was named Blizzard?) were the last action figures I remember buying "as a kid".  The whole wave looks pretty great, and I'm hoping to pick them all up aside from the Duke.  I can see why some people are already getting sick of Duke, SE, and SS though, and they could probably use a break for awhile now (which isn't likely).  I keep thinking I should drop this line (since I have enough to spend money on), but each wave continues to look pretty spiffy.  Once they get past the characters/figures I am most familiar with, that will probably be it.  Heck of a line so far though, and Hasbro doesn't seem to be nearly as stingy with pics/info/details as they are with the Star Wars (and Marvel) stuff this year.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on January 18, 2008, 11:44 AM
Well they took the goggles off the Viper eh?  Probably a smart move.  It looks pretty cool... though I think that as a kid, I only liked this figure because the traditional Cobra officers were hard for me to get.  I only had 2 of those, but about 6 of the Vipers.  So, I'm not sure yet if I want to get any Vipers. 

I'll definitely pass on Snake Eyes, and probably the Hiss Driver. 

Duke, I might get this version.  I think it's kind of cool.  Especially with the U.S. Flag.

Spirit and Wild Bill look really good.  I'm sure I won't be able to pass those up.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 18, 2008, 12:05 PM
Well they took the goggles off the Viper eh?  Probably a smart move.  It looks pretty cool... though I think that as a kid, I only liked this figure because the traditional Cobra officers were hard for me to get.

Same with me.  It would have been nice if Hasbro would have kept the officers/soldiers in the mix.  I think I only had one regular Cobra trooper until the Python Patrol came out.  Weren't both figures repainted for that unit?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 18, 2008, 12:14 PM
Hmm... I don't know about that Viper.  Something looks off about it to me for some reason.  I might wait to see him in person before I make a call on it.

Wild Bill and Spirit look pretty spiffy though.  Spirit was another of my favorites as a kid so he's a definite.

I'll probably pass on the others although the Snake Eyes looks pretty good and has some decent accessories.  He's another I'll probably wait on till I see him on the shelf.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on January 18, 2008, 12:28 PM
Well they took the goggles off the Viper eh?  Probably a smart move.  It looks pretty cool... though I think that as a kid, I only liked this figure because the traditional Cobra officers were hard for me to get.

Same with me.  It would have been nice if Hasbro would have kept the officers/soldiers in the mix.  I think I only had one regular Cobra trooper until the Python Patrol came out.  Weren't both figures repainted for that unit?

Yeah! Python Patrol was awesome... I was very happy, because some of the traditional Cobra soldiers were available again.  I didn't get any of the vehicles, but several of the figures.  This was right around the time that I was getting out of toys, but the Python Patrol stuff kept me in interested in collecting GI JOE for another year or so.

I remember these are the ones that I had -

(http://www.yojoe.com/action/89/89images/pythoncrimsonguard.jpg) (http://www.yojoe.com/action/89/89images/pythontrooper.jpg) (http://www.yojoe.com/action/89/89images/pythonviper.jpg)

Crimson Guard x 2
Cobra Trooper x 4
Cobra Viper x 2

I had a hard time convincing my parents to let me get so many of the Cobra Trooper... since I didn't want Copperhead or the others, they agreed.



Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 18, 2008, 01:09 PM
Wow...That takes me back.  I totally forgot that they repainted the Crimson Guard.  There's three EASY repaints for Hasbro right there so we're bound to get these eventually.  When's the last time Hasbro passed up a good/bad opportunity for a repaint? 

I think there were a few more of the Python Patrol, but I'm not sure if they were grunts or not.  I remember the Joes had there own special team of repaints as well.  I think they could revive the 5pack for something like this.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on January 18, 2008, 01:21 PM
Someone over at hisstank.com did some cool 25th style Python Patrol customs. 

http://www.hisstank.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3834

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/BHiga6181/GI%20Joe/DSC01589.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/BHiga6181/GI%20Joe/DSC01587.jpg
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on January 18, 2008, 03:00 PM
Wow...That takes me back.  I totally forgot that they repainted the Crimson Guard.  There's three EASY repaints for Hasbro right there so we're bound to get these eventually.  When's the last time Hasbro passed up a good/bad opportunity for a repaint? 

I think there were a few more of the Python Patrol, but I'm not sure if they were grunts or not.  I remember the Joes had there own special team of repaints as well.  I think they could revive the 5pack for something like this.

Yep - you're right - there were a few more - Copperhead, a Cobra Officer and a Tele-Viper.  I don't think I had any of those though... maybe I did have one Tele-Viper actually...

(http://www.yojoe.com/action/89/89images/pythoncopperhead.jpg) (http://www.yojoe.com/action/89/89images/pythonofficer.jpg) (http://www.yojoe.com/action/89/89images/pythonteleviper.jpg)

That's a good point about them maybe making a 5-pk of repaints using this theme.  I'm not sure if I'd buy them, but I could see them doing that.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on January 18, 2008, 03:25 PM
In all this Python Patrol talk, I forgot to mention that I picked up Buzzer and the other two Dreadnocks today... Buzzer was the only one of the "original three" Dreaknocks that I had as a kid, so getting Torch and Ripper was awesome.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on January 18, 2008, 10:26 PM
I finished wave 5 tonight, picking up IG Destro, Flash, and a couple more Siegies.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on January 19, 2008, 01:29 AM
Damnit, I opened the Dreaknok pack tonight, and Torch's right knee isn't even in the socket.  The damn peg is broken.  Damnit!!!  Now I have to buy another.

Also, I went ahead and bought the Destro/Breaker set... but Breaker's backpack won't fit it in the back hole.  Geeze.   ::)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on January 19, 2008, 10:41 PM
I was finally able to track down the Dreadnoks Comic Pack this morning at a local Wal-Mart.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on January 20, 2008, 03:19 PM
Wave 8 images? (http://www.hisstank.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4095)

They might be new comic pack figures or customs for all anyone knows.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JediJman on January 20, 2008, 04:26 PM
Sweet!  W8 Baroness looks awesome! 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 20, 2008, 05:22 PM
PYTHON PATROL!!   ;D  Damn...That was quick.  Hopefully the rest will follow.  Customs or not, I hope these get made.  The Soldier's a must as is Major Bludd, but I'd prefer his right arm was static like the old days.  Roadblock looks kinda weird, but I think that's a remake of a vinty version, but I could be wrong.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on January 20, 2008, 06:10 PM
I'm guessing Comic Packs over Wave 8
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on January 21, 2008, 02:57 AM
Cobra Commander has pink sperm sample?  Weird.

Baroness is odd in blue too...  Seems like a comic figure over a basic.

Love the line...  It's really one of the coolest toys out there, and I'm at an all-time-high for Star Wars right now with all they're doing with that line.  So it says a lot when GI Joe's just that top-notch anymore.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on January 21, 2008, 11:10 AM
Dang... Bludd and Roadblock look amazing!  I'll have to get those two for sure.

These still aren't Star Wars quality in my opinion, but they've still been a lot of fun.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Daigo-Bah on January 21, 2008, 11:44 PM
I like the darker blue of CC's outfit, and especially the silver helmet trim, but I don't know if it's different enough for me to buy.  The only other I want is Major Bludd, who was my favorite Cobra back in the day.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on January 22, 2008, 08:58 AM
I read somewhere that some are speculating that some of these figures (like the Cobra Commander) may be pack-ins with some upcoming DVD releases (maybe the "movies" like Mass Device or something).  I do hope we see some DVD releases of the old 'toon again.  I couldn't really afford the sets the last time around, and was hoping they would see re-release - or at least the movies or something.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on January 22, 2008, 11:03 AM
Pics of new Target exclusive vehicles on GIJoeclub.com (http://gijoeclub.com/)

Plus there's the new Doc redemption form where you can send in Battle and Flag Points for extra Doc figures.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 22, 2008, 11:37 AM
I read somewhere that some are speculating that some of these figures (like the Cobra Commander) may be pack-ins with some upcoming DVD releases (maybe the "movies" like Mass Device or something).  I do hope we see some DVD releases of the old 'toon again.  I couldn't really afford the sets the last time around, and was hoping they would see re-release - or at least the movies or something.

I don't know who owns the rights to the original Transformer eps - (Sony?) but they really missed the boat on rereleasing those on DVD.  I just hope whoever has the rights to Joe has some brains with all of the popularity it's receiving especially with the live action movie coming out next year.  I wouldn't mind seeing the cartoon movie again either, didn't know there was more than one though.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on January 22, 2008, 11:45 AM
I thought the same things about the Transformers Season Sets on DVD.  A lot of those cartoons from my childhood (Joe, He-Man, Transformers), I'd like to have at least one season to be able to pop in from time to time.  Hopefully Joe won't make the same mistake as they (whoever has the rights) did with Transformers.  I think there is only one "true" Joe movie, but I was thinking of the "Mass Device" (which was released previously on its own I believe), as well as G.I. Joe - The Movie.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 22, 2008, 02:50 PM
Pics of new Target exclusive vehicles on GIJoeclub.com (http://gijoeclub.com/)

Plus there's the new Doc redemption form where you can send in Battle and Flag Points for extra Doc figures.

Nuts.  I didn't realize they were going to make a new form.  I already stuck some redemption stickers to one of the cards that came in a comic pack.  I wonder if I should cut them out and glue them on this one or just fill this out and send it along with the other card. 

Better read up on it I guess.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 22, 2008, 03:11 PM
Pics of new Target exclusive vehicles on GIJoeclub.com (http://gijoeclub.com/)

Plus there's the new Doc redemption form where you can send in Battle and Flag Points for extra Doc figures.

Nuts.  I didn't realize they were going to make a new form.  I already stuck some redemption stickers to one of the cards that came in a comic pack.  I wonder if I should cut them out and glue them on this one or just fill this out and send it along with the other card. 

Better read up on it I guess.

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This doesn't have anything to do with the tabs or the card that comes in the packs.  It's just a new form for you to fill out if you have old Battle/Flag points from prior Joe lines.  Those can be sent in instead of the tabs included with the new comic packs.....at least that's my understanding.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on January 22, 2008, 06:14 PM
I think they mentioned at the Convention that the Flag Points was for ADDITIONAL Docs after the 6 stickers were affixed to the form.  But I may have heard that wrong.

Also,  the pics of the Viper now with Goggles are up:

http://gijoeclub.com/2008wave3-06b.cfm
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 22, 2008, 06:20 PM
Paul's right, you have to include the 6 stickers from the comic packs and then if you want to buy additional Doc figures you can throw in the Flag Points and additional shipping money for him.

I'm just wondering what to do now that I already put 3 stickers on a card from one of the comic packs.  I guess if I don't find an answer in a Q&A that I'll just put the six stickers on the card I have, print the new order form and include the Flag Points.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on January 22, 2008, 09:53 PM
I wanted Viper goggles but sculpted on would have looked better.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 23, 2008, 10:02 AM
I've read through a bunch of Q&A reports on several web sites and looked at the forums on YoJoe.com and a couple of things were pointed out that I hadn't thought of or noticed earlier.

First up, it seems that the consensus is that including the new order form along with a completed one from the comic 2-packs should be good enough to order extra Doc figures.  I'm thinking that's probably what I'll do unless something else comes up in a Q&A or somewhere.

Also, it was pointed out in the YoJoe forums that the order sheets say "Battle Points" while the GI Joe Club said Flag Points and/or Battle Points.  I guess I hadn't paid close enough attention to the difference on the previous releases of Joe figures from about 2002 on but they switched to Battle Points.  So, not 100% sure yet if Flag Points will be acceptable in the promo. 

Since they aren't even shipping figures till May and the promo runs till August I think I'll wait a little before putting mine all together and mailing it in.  See if some of these questions get answered.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 24, 2008, 01:17 PM
TRU 5 packs.

I borrowed this pic from some otheR Site, but I don't remember these guys back in the 80's.  Was this another "team" like Python Patrol?  I know that there's a new Nightwatch Optimus Prime out there...

(http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/nightwatch.jpg)

More Ninjas!  meh....
(http://members.cox.net/eleyre/images/meh.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on January 24, 2008, 02:27 PM
Thanks for those pics iFett... I had no idea those were coming out... seems like their follow up to the original sets of 5-pks... which actually slowed down in sales the past couple months I think.

The nice thing is they are loaded with army builders... bad thing is they are a TRU exclusive, which means a $25-$30 price point... probably $29.99 if the original 5-pks are any indication. 

I doubt that I'll get either of these... the Night Watch, I believe is a replica of this -

(http://www.yojoe.com/action/05/images/nightwatch/nightwatchfront.jpg)

It was a 6-pk of Cobra troopers, I believe I saw them at TRU several times in 2005-06.



Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on January 24, 2008, 02:57 PM
Wave 8 (http://gijoeclub.com/2008wave4.cfm)

Other than Bludd, big time pass.  Too bad we didn't gloves on the first Flint...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on January 24, 2008, 03:03 PM
Thanks for posting that Mikey.  Wow, really heavy on the redos in that wave.  Granted, they are "different" but still, a few more new characters would have been ok.  I might get suckered into the Snake Eyes, and the Flint is kind of cool, otherwise its just Bludd that interests me as well I think.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 24, 2008, 03:15 PM
I kind of like that Ninja pack.  The Red Ninja is a solid figure.  Don't care for the Snake Eyes in it that much though.  I'll pass on the Night Watch set.  I never bought the previous version either.

I kind of dig the Snake Eyes from wave 8 though.  That's a nod to an early Joe comic with Quinn.  Pretty good issues and I might get it just because of that.

Cobra Commander, Baroness, Python Patrol Cobra, Roadblock and Flint I'll probably pass on.

Major Bludd looks like a winner, though.  Another cool character that I liked when I was a kid.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on January 24, 2008, 03:33 PM
Wow, the winter gear Snake Eyes looks awesome... no way I'll be able to pass on that one.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 24, 2008, 03:39 PM
I like em all except for the Baroness and CC so I'll probably skip those two, but I'd like to have that brain in a jar thing CC comes with.  Crang?  :D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on January 24, 2008, 03:56 PM
I like em all except for the Baroness and CC so I'll probably skip those two, but I'd like to have that brain in a jar thing CC comes with.  Crang?  :D

Those are crystals from one of the mini-series I believe
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 24, 2008, 04:09 PM
I like em all except for the Baroness and CC so I'll probably skip those two, but I'd like to have that brain in a jar thing CC comes with.  Crang?  :D

Those are crystals from one of the mini-series I believe

 :-[ 

Crystals it is then.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on January 24, 2008, 06:46 PM
Wow, I've been thoroughly unimpressed with what's been revealed lately.  Major Bludd looks good, but that's about all I've been interested in from the last few pics I've seen. 

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on January 27, 2008, 03:00 PM
TRU exclusive sets (http://gijoeclub.com/2008tru-sets.cfm)

We've seen the five packs, but the Senior Ranking Officers 3-packs are new. Hey, we're getting a Grunt figure!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 27, 2008, 06:01 PM
Nice but way too many repacks.  I don't need another Duke or Hawk to get Grunt.  If that set had been released earlier, though, I would have bought it instead of the Scarlett/Hawk comic pack.
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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on January 27, 2008, 07:53 PM
I want to like the Crimson set, but that goofy CG officer is terrible. It'd have been better to be just two regular CGs, but I've heard rumor of an army builder five pack of those. I just hope it doesn't end up being a Crimson Shadow Guard set that just has black Siegies, who aren't crimson at all.

They missed a great opportunity to do a v2 Hawk in this Officer set, but I suppose they're saving that one for later.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on January 27, 2008, 10:21 PM
Picked up the following today at Walmart -

- Gung Ho (already had the same 5-pk one, but it was very wobbly - this one stands!)

- Snake Eyes (already had the same 5-pk one, but this one is darker paint scheme, couldn't pass it up)

- Crimson Guard (second one of these that I've found)

- Snow Job (very cool, love the accessories and removable goggles)

- Flash (pretty neat, but I can't get his hose to plug into the backpack)

- Destro Iron Grendadier (without a doubt the BEST figure I've seen in this line... if the whole line was constructed this well, I'd really be even more interested in it)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on January 28, 2008, 09:05 AM
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Flash (pretty neat, but I can't get his hose to plug into the backpack)

I've had the same problem with the Flash figure I picked up (the hose to backpack issue).

I noticed a new rumor list on the HissTank forums (http://www.hisstank.com/forum/showthread.php?p=50680).  It seems like quite a few of the rumors have been true so far, but we'll see.  Here's what's listed:

Wave 9:
Zap
Covergirl
Snake Eyes v4
Alley Viper
Dr. Mindbender
Scrap Iron

Wave 10:
Mainframe
Hardball
Rock n Roll v2
Iron Grenadier
Serpentor v1
Zarana

2 Packs:
Dusty/Mangler SM
Scarface/Dr. Venom
Kwinn/Snake Eyes
Torpedo/Eels

Some good stuff in there, if true.  I'm kind of excited about a 25th Dusty.  That was one of my favorite figures as a kid, along with Snake Eyes (of course), Barbeque, and Airtight.

EDIT: I'm now reading that this list might not be accurate, and possibly conflicting with some previously found WM SKUs and other rumors.  Grain of salt and all that....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on January 28, 2008, 10:45 AM
Out of all of those, I'm most interested in the Iron Grenadier... I hope that comes to fruition.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 28, 2008, 11:28 AM
Picked up the following today at Walmart -

- Gung Ho (already had the same 5-pk one, but it was very wobbly - this one stands!)

- Snake Eyes (already had the same 5-pk one, but this one is darker paint scheme, couldn't pass it up)

Ya, both my Gung-Ho and SE from the 5pack couldn't stand - even with their stands so that really bugged me so these were must buys especially since SE is supposed to be all black anyways.

- Destro Iron Grendadier (without a doubt the BEST figure I've seen in this line... if the whole line was constructed this well, I'd really be even more interested in it)

I couldn't agree with you more.  This is truly a fantastic figure.  It's too bad we couldn't get his Despolier, but I suppose it's a bit too late for that.

I noticed a new rumor list on the HissTank forums (http://www.hisstank.com/forum/showthread.php?p=50680).

Out of all of those I'm most excited about Dr. Mindbender and the Alley Viper.  I've always had a soft spot for anything Cobra Viper related and the Alley Viper was the last one I owned as a kid before I bailed from the line.  I remember seeing him as a "custom" at Comicon so hopefully we'll get that Airtight as well.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on January 28, 2008, 01:52 PM
Yeah, the Alley Viper was one of my very last toys as a kid... so, I'd buy a new one if they made it.  Just for the sake of having it and liking it as a kid...

Also, I've thought about getting my old Despoiler from my parents house... it's in pretty good shape, one of the few toys I really took care of back in the day... but I'm not sure if the new Destro would fit in it or not?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 28, 2008, 03:47 PM
I borrowed this info from AP as I'm not very savy on the Joe sites....   :-\

TRU Senior Ranking Officers.. (http://gijoeclub.com/2008tru-sets.cfm)

Not sure about these sets (repaints of course) and they look to be about $20ish due to the packaging plus the fact that these are TRU exclusives.

At least there's not another Snake Eyes or Storm Shadow in the mix....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on January 28, 2008, 04:02 PM
I'll probably pass on all three of those... not too thrilled with them... but if they are pure army builders only, then I'd be more likely to bite... like if the Joe set was three generic troopers, I'd be happy.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on January 28, 2008, 06:44 PM
- Flash (pretty neat, but I can't get his hose to plug into the backpack)

That was the case with mine as well and it required a little finesse (read: a slight modification of the "plug" end of the gun with an Exacto knife to shave off a tad bit of the plastic) to get it to work.  There are also two holes in his backpack (the one on the "tube" side of the backpack is for the plug to go into; the one on the other side of his backpack is for the gun itself to be stored on, vis a vis the peg on the side of the rifle), so make sure you get it in the right hole (I'm sure that will be in the "Take Your Fellow Posters Out of Context" thread before the night is over).  ;D

Even with the miniscule Exacto-ing, I still had to use some tweezers to hold the plug steady enough to insert it into the backpack.  I realize Hasbro wanted to remain true to the 1982 version of Flash, but I think I'd have rather had the old rubber hose they used on the figures post-1984 than the old plastic style.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 28, 2008, 09:21 PM
I haven't opened my Flash yet as he's got some missing paint apps on his belly so I'm holding out for a better version.  It was kinda cool to see that black hose thingy again when I cracked open the Ripper/Torch Comicpack, but I noticed it's really really thin so it doesn't hold like the good old days. 

I finally felt like buying Shipwreck tonight and I think he's an awesome figure just as I think of most of this line, but I don't dig the backpack hole, nor do I dig the closed fist and extra gun.  No biggie though.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on February 1, 2008, 08:03 PM
If anyone needs the Dreadnoks, new crotch Hawk or new crotch blue Snake Eyes then stop at K-Mart.  I picked up the Hawk and Dreadnok sets at the Blaine, MN store this evening.  The new crotch Hawk pack and neon Duke pack seem to be 1 per case.  All the others are 2 per case.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on February 1, 2008, 09:23 PM
Did the fixed Hawk have the Silver Web Gear?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on February 1, 2008, 09:57 PM
No silver web gear on the 2 fixed Hawk figures I saw today.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on February 3, 2008, 08:52 PM
Sideshow ARAH (http://www.sideshowtoy.com/behindtheshow/?page_id=4277)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: evenflow on February 4, 2008, 01:03 PM
I am very happy I am not into Joe or else the Sideshow line would have to be another thing to buy. Hasbro and Sideshow are really working well together it seems.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 4, 2008, 06:58 PM
How long before they're bought out? :P

Wow that's a nice intro trailer though...  They're bound to be impressive figures.  I really think SS's 12" line is underappreciated in the world of 1:6, if not at times pricey, but that trailer really gets you pumped for it if you're gonna go all out with Joe stuff.

I'm not even buying GIJ's and I'm really into the new stuff they're doing with them.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on February 4, 2008, 07:06 PM
Out of principle I'm not sure I can buy a 12 inch GI JOE from someone other than Hasbro...

Also Sideshow's head sculpts are overly painted and a bit oversized...for $50+ a figure, I need it to be perfection.

Just me though...Good to see Hasbro making money off their brand though, can only mean good things for the brand.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JediJman on February 4, 2008, 09:46 PM
Well honestly, who has room for 12" joes?  ::)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on February 5, 2008, 09:56 AM
I stopped at WM before work today and they had stocked up on the 25th line.  They had the regular section packed full, as well as an endcap just packed with the single figures.  It looked like everything was from Wave 2 or so, lots of Stalkers, Shipwrecks, and Red Ninjas.  I didn't go through them all, but at a glance there was just a ton of them there.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JediJman on February 5, 2008, 01:51 PM
Is there a variant shipwreck with a different tattoo?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jeff on February 5, 2008, 01:57 PM
Yes, there is a Shipwreck tattoo variation...

(http://www.yojoe.com/action/variations/shipwreck11var.jpg)

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 5, 2008, 02:00 PM
Ya this is why I'm still kinda torn on having a collection of these guys carded to go with my loose stuff.  I have the marlin Shipwreck, neon baby puke Stalker, and SE w/black pup. 

Kinda stupid to have three figures carded and the rest all loose, no  ???
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on February 5, 2008, 05:14 PM
Don't forget there is also now Shipwreck with Anchor Belt Buckle and NO Anchor Belt Buckle..
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on February 5, 2008, 06:28 PM
Kinda stupid to have three figures carded and the rest all loose, no  ???

It's just cool that you open your stuff.   ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 5, 2008, 10:06 PM
Kinda stupid to have three figures carded and the rest all loose, no  ???

It's just cool that you open your stuff.   ;)

I appreciate your kind words, but 99% of my SW collection is carded/boxed unfortunatley.  I've given myself a break with Transformers and with this new Joe line as well.  I have to say that it's nice to admire a collectible outside its packaging + the fact that I have so many memories to these characters as a kid.  My SW collection is complete OCD, so it's nice to have a loose stash of figures amongst my disorder that I can display/admire loosley.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on February 5, 2008, 11:22 PM
Wave 5 Comic Packs...

Destro & Iron Grenadier
Cobra Commander Vs. Tripwire
Lieutenant Falcon Vs. Nemesis Enforcer
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 5, 2008, 11:30 PM
Quote
Cobra Commander Vs. Tripwire

Interesting set...  I don't recall them facing off I guess. :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on February 6, 2008, 11:29 AM
Wave 5 Comic Packs...

Destro & Iron Grenadier
Cobra Commander Vs. Tripwire
Lieutenant Falcon Vs. Nemesis Enforcer

Those could be awesome... Iron Grenadier, Falcon and Nemesis Enforcer?  Wow!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on February 6, 2008, 02:48 PM
Dude, there better be a single carded Falcon, Tripwire and Iron Grenadier.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on February 6, 2008, 02:54 PM
I agree especially on the Iron Grenadier for army building purposes.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 6, 2008, 03:30 PM
I think a three pack would have been cool with the three Cobra La dudes (I'm terrible with names)  Golobulous?  Hasbro was offering comic packs with 3 figs for a few years now.  Not sure why they bumped it back down to two.  Still a good deal anyway you look at it though.

...And here I thought that this line would just be a small filler with just a few waves before the movie crap hits.  Hasbro has been touching a lot of bases, but I sure hope they stop with the CC/SE/SS stuff.

I agree especially on the Iron Grenadier for army building purposes.

I thought I read awhile back you were bailing on this line?  I'd really like to know if there's more hardcore SW collectors out there that are keeping this line in the closet...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on February 6, 2008, 03:53 PM
I'm desperately trying to bail on the line... but haven't stopped yet.   :-X
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on February 7, 2008, 11:30 AM
I think I'm going to just have to call this line quits... it's been fun, but I don't have room or the money for this line... not with collecting Star Wars too... look for an updated "sale" list in the next week in the classifieds...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 7, 2008, 11:55 AM
Geez...I hope spook you out of this line Chewie.   :-\

I have SW to worry about as well, but I just couldn't pass on these guys.  Serious crack here.   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on February 7, 2008, 12:36 PM
Well, I've go so much credit card debt now, and am really feeling a crunch from my wife.  Ideally, I'd collect a ton of Star Wars, Joes and Indy stuff.  But I really am bad when it comes to buying toys, I have a very large room just crammed with the stuff... I've spent at least $20k in the last 10 years on Star Wars, and that's guessing conservative... I'm sure it's closer to $30k.   :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on February 7, 2008, 03:03 PM
Like a damn fool, I just bought the Ace/Wild Weasel 2-pk at Walmart.  I don't know what's wrong with me.  I did pass on the twins and new Snake Eyes/Storm Shadow 2-pk though.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on February 7, 2008, 03:06 PM
Wow, I didn't even know those were out yet.  I think I'm going to have to cut back/cut out this line eventually as well, but there are a few more that I want to pick up here before I finish up.  I'd definitely like to grab the Ace/Wild Weasel and Tomax/Xamot packs, and probably a few more single figures along the way.  Its a line I'd collect in full if there wasn't so much Star Wars stuff out these days (and space/budget is at a premium right now).  It seems like the Joe stuff is sure hitting quickly right now.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 7, 2008, 03:11 PM
Like a damn fool, I just bought the Ace/Wild Weasel 2-pk at Walmart.  I don't know what's wrong with me.  I did pass on the twins and new Snake Eyes/Storm Shadow 2-pk though.

Wow...That sure was a quick turnaround  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on February 7, 2008, 03:18 PM
I think I'm going to just have to call this line quits... it's been fun, but I don't have room or the money for this line... not with collecting Star Wars too... look for an updated "sale" list in the next week in the classifieds...

If Ace and Wild Weasel didn't suck you back in Full Time...let me know.  With so much EU and PT stuff slated for this year, I am using Joe to fill the gap.

PM me with the list before you post it, I can probably save you the trouble.

Hit 2 Wal Marts looking for the Wave 3 Comics today and found nothing....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on February 8, 2008, 03:41 PM
Will do... everything is loose though.  I'll probably be parting with some soon, if so I'll contact you first to see if your interested.   ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on February 8, 2008, 04:06 PM
I've been looking through some Joe stuff in recent days, and was checking out pics of the Terrordrome (http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/86/terrordrome/).  This wasn't something I ever had as a kid, but a friend of mine did.  That really was a pretty spiffy toy.  I miss the good old 80s, where many to most of my favorite toy lines as a kid had big old playsets included in the line (Death Star, FLAGG, Terrordrome, Grayskull, Snake Mountain, etc.)  Anyways, kind of off topic as far as the 25th stuff goes, but just looking at pictures of it again, it sure was a good sized toy.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on February 9, 2008, 03:55 PM
I picked up the GI Joe 5-Pack with new crotch gray Snake Eyes V1 last night at K-Mart in Blaine, MN.  I'm glad I waited to buy this set until now because at least one of the figures was fixed a little.  Someone else also found this set at the Minneapolis KM earlier in the week.  So if anyone needs this set or wave 2 comic packs with fixed Hawk then you may want to stop by a KM.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on February 11, 2008, 08:42 AM
I got all the wave 3 comic packs this weekend...well I didn't..Rob did, I drove 20 miles to meet him, so look at all the hard work I did..

I don't know if anybody else saw this at the GI Joe Club page, but pics of the Comic Pack Firefly have been updated...

http://www.gijoeclub.com/comics08wave4-ff.cfm

Shows the backpack has all removable parts...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on February 11, 2008, 07:57 PM
Over at yojoe.com someone posted a cool picture of a Wal-Mart endcap full of 25th figures.  Not sure where but I hope many Wal-Marts go this route. 

http://forums.yojoe.com/showthread.php?t=55690

(http://forums.yojoe.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3302&d=1202772137)

but still a long way from the 80s. 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/gotproblems/gallery_468_43_31028.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Rob on February 12, 2008, 01:20 AM
I got all the wave 3 comic packs this weekend...well I didn't..Rob did, I drove 20 miles to meet him, so look at all the hard work I did..

If only I had this much success finding Star Wars stuff.   :P
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on February 12, 2008, 10:20 AM
Our WM has an endcap just like the one pictured above, filled with "older" waves (2 and 3 I believe).  Still kind of neat to see though.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 13, 2008, 01:32 PM
Well I made a stooopid decision this morning to try and have a carded set to go with my loose Joes.  w4 Storm Shadow cracked me this morning...  :-\

I don't frequent the Joe sites as much as I'd like so do any of you guys know if there might be some revision cases coming down the pipeline?  The majority of these figures were extremely difficult to track down even in their initial shipments.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on February 13, 2008, 07:02 PM
I don't frequent the Joe sites as much as I'd like so do any of you guys know if there might be some revision cases coming down the pipeline?  The majority of these figures were extremely difficult to track down even in their initial shipments.

I don't know of any exact numbers, but given what I've seen in revision cases of wave 3 (which are, apparently, all Target and Wal-Mart near me seem to get on a regular basis at this point) and what Hasbro had said in a Q&A at some other site (hisstank.com possibly?), the only figures that are not being shipped anymore are Snake Eyes with Timber and Storm Shadow version 2.  Buzzer, Serpentor, Hooded Cobra Commander, and especially Shipwreck are the "pegwarmers"-and I use that loosely (except in the case of Shipwreck, who is EVERYWHERE)-of the line.  Flint, Cobra Officer, Beachhead, and Firefly are somewhat difficult to locate, but the first two are still shipping in some of the aforementioned wave 3 revision cases. 

I'm continually amazed at Hasbro's inability to get these to stores in decent numbers after almost five months of doing the line.  Wal-Marts near me get maybe one case (of eight figures) every three weeks and they sell through it (with the exception of Shipwreck) almost immediately.  One WM has never even gotten their first shipment of the comic packs (it's been over a month of bare pegs), and the other got one case of Wave 2 and hasn't gotten anything since (three weeks ago).  And when they do get something, it's always a wave 3 revision case with more of the same.

I finally found the Breaker/Destro comic pack on Sunday at a K-Mart that had gotten their first shipment of comic packs, period.  Hasbro knows the line is successful, they know there is demand, yet they don't seem to be willing to actually send a good amount of it to the stores.  Oh well, knowing them, if they did send stuff out in huge numbers, there'd still be several Shipwrecks, Serpentors, and Buzzers in the cases, and that's all we'd ever see.  I'd rather have empty pegs and a trickle of product than full pegs that prevent new stuff from getting out.

Oh, I'm just never happy with anything.   :-*
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 13, 2008, 09:21 PM
Thanks for the info DP!

Stalker, Shipwreck, & hooded CC are very common in my neck of the woods.  This line has been very difficult to collect, but I've been enjoying the chase as much as I can even though it's much more difficult than tracking down new SW figs.  I'm even more pissed now that I've decided to pick up carded figures so I've got to find w1, 2, 3, 5 carded.  I've only seen most of these waves only ONCE at one store only including w5 which just hit recently and now it's just gone.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on February 13, 2008, 10:18 PM
A friend of mine picked up the Ace and Wild Weasel and Tomax and Xamot Comic Packs for me today.  He grabbed them at a local Wal-Mart.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 14, 2008, 10:53 AM
A friend of mine picked up the Ace and Wild Weasel and Tomax and Xamot Comic Packs for me today.  He grabbed them at a local Wal-Mart.

Ya, they've been hitting WM for weeks now.  I'm sure w6 isn't too far behind.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 14, 2008, 03:49 PM
Hasbro Press Release (http://www.hisstank.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5407)   scroll down to second post to view "everything"

G.I. Joe vs. Cobra?  Not again   ???

DVDs & more vehicles.  Yay   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on February 15, 2008, 12:49 AM
The DVDs with figures sound intriguing. I'm sure it will be four repacks and one partially-new figure, but it's still a neat idea, on paper anyway.

I was kind of hoping they'd drop the vintage-style packaging so I didn't feel compelled to buy a carded set, but why stop now? Eventually they'd have to change the name of the line, I just hope the cards don't change too drastically logo-wise.

And vehicles! Awesome. Much better news here than the Star Wars front, what with the CW line having action features.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on February 15, 2008, 10:57 AM
I'm kind of excited that they are releasing some DVDs with these figure sets.  I missed out on the earlier Season sets, and since they don't seem to be planning on re-releasing those anytime soon, it would be nice to pick up a couple of these to have some Joe to watch again.  I can remember some years back that they used to replay GI Joe at like midnight on Saturday nights on Cartoon Network.  Its too bad one of those types of networks (Boomerang) couldn't get the rights to air the old Joe, Transformers, or He-Man toons.

I'm waiting to actually "see" the product this weekend, but from the sounds of things there is just going to be a heck of a lot of stuff in the aisles this year (especially this fall).  Between Star Wars and Indy, and probably some Marvel/DC as well, I don't know if I'll be able to afford much more from this line.  I really like it, but there's only so much budget to go around.  I'd like to pick up the Tomax/Xamot and Ace/Wild Weasel packs if I see them, and then other than these DVD packs it will probably just be a single figure here or there.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on February 16, 2008, 06:07 PM
There's a bunch of new stuff posted in the member's section at GIJoeClub.com.

We're getting the Weather Dominator and MASS Device, as well as a cartoon-accurate Lady Jaye w/out the hat!

It's free to join at the Trooper level, so I did to see the images.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on February 16, 2008, 06:15 PM
Cobra BAT! (http://www.hisstank.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=3791&d=1203195853)

And screw that Club nonsense. Most of that stuff is here (http://www.hisstank.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5488) anyway.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 16, 2008, 06:25 PM
...Having a very difficult time trying to track down everything on a stooopid dial-up connection at the moment.   ::)

I did find the new comic packs this morning at a Target, so be on the lookout there as well if anyone is striking out at WM.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on February 16, 2008, 08:18 PM
That MASS Device battle pack stuff rocks!  And yes, the Lady Jaye figure looks pretty good, better than the carded release we already got, IMO.

There is some very cool stuff coming.  The VAMP looks like it has some nice updates.  And Trubble Bubble!  I'd never have guessed they would put that out.  The C.L.A.W. maybe but the Bubble?  Nice!

Now, if they put out a nicely updated W.H.A.L.E. I'm going to buy one!

    E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on February 16, 2008, 10:13 PM
I'm gonna buy the hell out of those Trubble Bubbles. I've been wanting those for years.

 :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on February 17, 2008, 08:43 AM
Everything looks good....

And not to be negative...but...

Did they say only 12 Comic Packs this year?  That means we have seen them all (the last wave Pictures only).  That is pretty sad...there are about a dozen Prequel/EU comic packs coming out from July to December in the Star Wars line..

The Trouble Bubble/RAM Cycle 2 pack is very neat.  I guess I'll end up with a half dozen Tele-Vipers and "Breakers". (I hope they fix his head by then)

The DVD Packs look really good.  That Cartoon Color Stalker is really nice.

Can't wait to see what the Pyramid of Darkness, Arise Serpentor Arise and the Movie (1987)have in store (maybe the Movie is where we will see the rumored Falcon figure)

On the Original 13 Checklist...Clutch and Steeler (check and check)...that means we need ZAP and Short Fuse and we have completed the O13.

I was really hoping to see more or get more info.  I guess we'll see more at JoeCon and SDCC.

The 12in figs?  Um aren't those the exact same ones that caused the line to fail last time?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on February 17, 2008, 12:35 PM
It's been a very good week for me, Joe and SW collecting-wise.  I finally found the Breaker/Destro comic pack last Sunday, and then I walked into Target on Thursday and found all four Wave 3 comic packs.  As much as I fall on the comics side of the fence in terms of comics vs. cartoon, only one of the three new Hama comics was good, IMO (that being the one included in the Crimson Guard/Scarface set).  The figures, however, are all top-notch and Wild Weasel might be my favorite figure of the year so far.  Also, I loved the nod to the vintage Tomax/Xamot packaging with the "mirrored" sides inside that set's bubble.  Great assortment. :)

I am still moving slowly (damned dial-up) through the images of the new stuff at Toy Fair, but just from the quick photos I've seen, everything looks nice (even the stuff I won't end up getting).  And Paul, if you want to get rid of one of those extra Tele-Vipers, keep me in mind, as I don't have room for the vehicles and will unfortunately have to pass on them.  :)

On the Original 13 Checklist...Clutch and Steeler (check and check)...that means we need ZAP and Short Fuse and we have completed the O13.


Wasn't Zap listed on a rumor list somewhere with Wal-Mart SKUs?  Oh, and can someone post a direct link to a photo of Steeler?  He's the only one of the vehicle drivers I haven't seen in the Toy Fair photos.  Thanks!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 18, 2008, 05:59 PM
I certainly hope we get some larger vehicles out of this line before it dies out.   :'(

Also, I loved the nod to the vintage Tomax/Xamot packaging with the "mirrored" sides inside that set's bubble.  Great assortment. :)

Ya know I thought there was something up with the packaging.  I saved the "mirroed" sides in hope of finding candy in there.   :D

I am still moving slowly (damned dial-up) through the images of the new stuff at Toy Fair

I've learned my lesson this year.  Sucks having to go back to work on Monday to see all the goodies.  DSL - here I come.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on February 20, 2008, 03:06 PM
I'm desperately trying to avoid these figures... passed on some new ones today including the Tamox/Xamox comic pack again. 

But, seeing this image peaks my interest -

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2008/Hasbro_GI_Joe/DSCF8177.JPG)

What is that thing in the back next to the little cart?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 20, 2008, 03:20 PM
Tamox and Xamox are currently my 2 most loved toys from this line.   :)

What is that thing in the back next to the little cart?

I've been wondering the same thing - and does that cart come with it?  Kinda seems like a silly toy as does Destro's doomsday device or whatever the hell that is.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on February 20, 2008, 03:32 PM
It's the MASS device from season one of the cartoon...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on February 20, 2008, 03:47 PM
(http://www.hasbro.com/common/images/news/gijoe//Ent-DVD-500-2.jpg)

(http://www.hasbro.com/common/images/news/gijoe//Build-MASS-500.jpg)

The press release says you get a piece with each DVD set...there will be 5 total, or so the rumor goes.

I was hoping for more to be shown at the show, but I am still in on this line for sure.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 20, 2008, 03:55 PM
Thanks for the info and pics Paul!  I don't even remember what the MASS is, but I'll take it.  Had no idea there were more pieces to it.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darth_Ice on February 20, 2008, 05:14 PM
Foudn the New Comic Packs at Local TRUS. They are cool, called my friend that is collecting Joe's and told him. Gald I could help him out.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on February 20, 2008, 07:00 PM
Crap, you gotta buy DVDs just to get that?  Man that sucks... but thanks for the info guys.  I do remember that from the first cartoon now.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jeff on February 20, 2008, 11:09 PM
Thanks for the info and pics Paul!  I don't even remember what the MASS is, but I'll take it.  Had no idea there were more pieces to it.

The "build-a" Mass Device is AWESOME.  All they had were the pieces show in that pic, but the concept is fantastic.

The little cart with the samples of sand, water, etc is probably my favorite part of the whole thing... :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on February 21, 2008, 02:19 AM
The little cart with the samples of sand, water, etc is probably my favorite part of the whole thing... :)

Same here Jeff... you just don't see accessories like that enough in any toy line.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on February 21, 2008, 12:05 PM
I'm pretty psyched by the accessory pieces that are coming in this line.  I'm really looking to not buy much of the GI Joe line but I keep seeing photos of figures and stuff that I'd love to own.

Maybe I'll end up using that summer hiatus of Star Wars to collect the Joe stuff.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 21, 2008, 03:13 PM
The Joe line is the only reason I am not bitching anymore about the new crappy CW line. not collecting that line will not make me feel bad buying heavy into this line. I am more excited about the Joe offerings this year than Star Wars.

If they make a figure of the Vwiper this will be the coolest line of all time!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 21, 2008, 03:22 PM
If they make a figure of the Vwiper this will be the coolest line of all time!

What's a Vwiper?  The standard Viper coming out soonish.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on February 22, 2008, 07:11 PM
Scored the wave 3 comic packs last night. Tomax and Xamot are fantastic.

I also found wave 4, so I bought a set of that too. I spent about $70 on toys last night.  :P
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on February 22, 2008, 10:27 PM
Scored the wave 3 comic packs last night. Tomax and Xamot are fantastic.

I also found wave 4, so I bought a set of that too. I spent about $70 on toys last night.  :P

They seem to be showing up more frequently now - I finally saw them yesterday and twice to boot.  Tomax & Xamot look sweeeeeeet.  Ace & Wild Weasel look to be good as well...can't wait to get them open but I'm moving next week and trying to cut down on loose toys.

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on February 23, 2008, 01:04 AM
I have a feeling this wave will stick around for a bit. I've already seen this wave 3 more often than I've seen the second wave.

I think I'm going to buy a second set of Tomax & Xamot to keep MOC. When I noticed that mirrored packaging, I almost squealed like a schoolgirl on helium.  ::) :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on February 26, 2008, 10:03 AM
I picked up the Ace/Wild Weasel comic pack this weekend at WM.  I was hoping to find the Tomax/Xamot one as well, but they were already gone.  That's the main Joe item I'm on the lookout for at this point, as the single figure pegs here are fairly full of Wave 2ish figures (particularly at our local WM).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 26, 2008, 12:05 PM
Word on the street is that w6 is hitting WM.  I sure wish Target would start stepping it up.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on February 26, 2008, 12:22 PM
I don't think my WM has had any single carded figures since they started carrying the line.  Target had some, the last of which (Shipwreck) sold out about 2 or 3 weeks ago and they haven't restocked since.

When WM first added pegs for comic and single packs they stocked some wave 2 comic packs.  I got Breaker/Destro and the Dreadnoks that day.  Since then I haven't seen anything beyond wave 1.  Target is so packed with them it'll be a while before they get more.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 27, 2008, 12:11 AM
If they make a figure of the Vwiper this will be the coolest line of all time!

What's a Vwiper?  The standard Viper coming out soonish.

The Vwiper...  Isss coming... 

Then that f'n obnoxious Boston accent from Barbecue...  Good god.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on February 27, 2008, 11:14 AM
The repack wave (Duke, Scarlett, Roadblock, Gung Ho) is really pegwarming... too many Joe repacks, not enough Cobras.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on February 27, 2008, 11:17 AM
I just found that repack wave at Wal-Mart last night.  Scarlett, Gung Ho, Roadblock and Cobra Commander.  I think that's all that was left.  I didn't check Gung Ho to see if he had any changes to the leg articulation, though.  The 5-pack version that I have is really loose so I thought about buying another one but didn't feel like spending the scratch.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 27, 2008, 11:46 AM
The repack wave (Duke, Scarlett, Roadblock, Gung Ho) is really pegwarming... too many Joe repacks, not enough Cobras.

Ya lots of w4 in my neck of the woods.  Wish the other waves were as plentiful and hung around this long.  Still plenty of hooded Cobra Commanders, Stalker, and Shipwrecks.

I didn't check Gung Ho to see if he had any changes to the leg articulation, though.  The 5-pack version that I have is really loose so I thought about buying another one but didn't feel like spending the scratch.

I picked up the carded version...Swapped heads (wanted to keep the original hat) and returned him.  There are no changes in the articulation, but the carded version's legs are a bit tighter compared to the 5pk version, though not by much.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 27, 2008, 04:17 PM
I cannot find the Grenadier Destro wave anywhere. what store has been getting that wave in the most? Any updates or finds as of late?

I am finally caught up with the re-release cared wave and wave 3 comic packs. This line is tough to find at retail. The pegs are always empty, even the peg warmers are not in abundance. (At least in Chicago land.)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 27, 2008, 04:20 PM

The Vwiper...  Isss coming... 

Then that f'n obnoxious Boston accent from Barbecue...  Good god.

I agree, it was painful to watch that episode when hearing him keep on asking who wants burgers.....now I know why I did not like that character. Blowtorch was cooler anyway.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 27, 2008, 04:41 PM
I cannot find the Grenadier Destro wave anywhere. what store has been getting that wave in the most? Any updates or finds as of late?

I hate to say this, but try Kmart.  I found two cases at one last week while trying to complete my carded set.  Of course this store was in a ghettoish part of town mind you.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on February 27, 2008, 05:10 PM
I cannot find the Grenadier Destro wave anywhere. what store has been getting that wave in the most? Any updates or finds as of late?

I hate to say this, but try Kmart.  I found two cases at one last week while trying to complete my carded set.  Of course this store was in a ghettoish part of town mind you.

Noted...we still have a couple of K-Marts and Sears Grands so hopefully I can find one.  :)  I haven't seen Grenadier Destro or Snake Eyes.  I've only seen Flash and Snow Job once and was lucky enough to find the Crimson Guard twice.

Wave 4 has been the most abundant wave to date, I think.  They're not pegwarmers, but I tend to seem them more frequently than anything.  Right after everything seemed to dry up around Christmas time waves 2 and 3 hit big at quite a few Targets, but they disappeared pretty fast.  Since then it's been nothing but Shipwreck, Stalker and Buzzer. 

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on February 27, 2008, 11:04 PM
My local WM has raised the price on singles to $5.44, mere weeks after getting them in for the first time.

Has anyone else seen this happen? It'd suck if this is only this one store, because they get in a pretty good selection. They didn't change the price on comic packs. Yet.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on February 28, 2008, 12:42 AM
I'm almost positive when I found the re-pack wave a couple nights ago that the sticker price was $4.88 but tonight when I went in they were $5 and change.  And they'd added a couple single carded figures.

I didn't pay attention to the comic packs though.  At first I thought maybe I remembered wrong but now that you've mentioned the price bump I'm pretty certain my store did the same thing.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on February 28, 2008, 09:36 AM
I snagged a Single Carded Gung Ho yesterday with super improved crotch..um improved leg articulation.  My Wal Mart was still at $4.88.  They also had Wave 1 2008 (Wave 5).  Snagged an extra Snow Job for Custom (head swap) Snow Team.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 28, 2008, 01:41 PM
Just found a nice n'minty case of wave 5 at Target.  Now I can send my rejects with price stickers back to Kmart.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on February 28, 2008, 06:49 PM
I found Wave 6 at the local WM this morning.  It looked like there were several CGs on the pegs, so I'm hoping that people will have less difficulty finding them in this assortment.

Quickie reviews:

-Torpedo:  One of the best figures of the line, thus far.  Very nice sculpt, tons of accessories (although you'll want to keep a close eye on them, as some are very small), and they even included small pegholes in his flippers so he could wear them and stand on his display stand. 

-Cobra Commander in Battle Armor:  Great figure.  The backpack is much larger than the vintage RAH one, but it's not bad or anything.  The coolest thing is that his helmet is removable (!), even though it has a Firefly-esque "stocking head" underneath.  Fans of the comic (issue 58!!!) will be interested to know that the helmet fits perfectly on the comic pack Crimson Guard "Fred" head, although the hole on Fred's head fits really loosely on the CC head post.  Some small fiddling by skilled customizers could fix that, I'm sure. :)

-Rock N Roll sucks.  I'm sorry, but this is easily the opposite of Torpedo's "best figure so far" statement earlier.  The head sculpt is very weird (I described it to another friend as being similar to the AOTC/Saga-era Obi-Wan figures when it comes to hairstyle), and the bandoliers just don't work very well and look awkward.  Due to his hair, the helmet doesn't fit his head properly, and his elbows aren't made so he can hold his gun properly.  The bipod on the gun is seemingly way too large and sits crooked.  Overall, this is just a bad figure, and I wish they would have delayed him until a later wave to get him right rather than just throw him out there like this.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on February 28, 2008, 08:04 PM
I found Wave 6 at the local WM this morning. 

Where?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 28, 2008, 11:11 PM
I found Wave 6 at the local WM this morning. 

Where?

Michael lives in Virginia so he's not to far away from us here in the Twin Cities.   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 1, 2008, 05:59 PM
I found more remnents of w5 at quite a few Targets today and was lucky enough to score w6 at a store I hate that just so happened to raise their prices.  No biggie, but 3 figs to a new wave?  Lame.  I guess Beachead is shipping with this wave and the Crimson Guard?  Anybody have a breakdown? 

Hell - I don't even know how many figures are in each box for this line.   :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on March 1, 2008, 06:53 PM
There are 8 figures in a case. I think the wave 6 cases are like this:one each of the three new guys, Beach Head, Serpentor, black SE, Air Trooper, and a CG.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on March 1, 2008, 07:54 PM
I found wave 6 late last night at WM in Brooklyn Park, MN.  The Torpedo figure is awesome.  Definitely one of my favorites.  Now I hope they do a Tripwire just as good as Torpedo and Snow Job.  My three all time favorite Joe figures when I was a kid came as a three pack at JC Penney; Torpedo, Snow Job and Tripwire.

Also, found 6 more Crimson Guards after going to about 4 Target stores.  Found 2 CG/Officer comic pack and 2 Air Troopers at Target too.

Lately, I've been putting the silver emblem Cobra Soldier legs on the Air Trooper and swithing the webbing in order to have some soldiers with red emblems.  This also works very well with the Officer from the comic pack and maybe legions Cobra.  The only difference with the soldier is it has a red neck when done instead of black neck like the one in the Cobra 5-Pack.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on March 3, 2008, 10:26 AM
I picked up Cobra Commander, Torpedo, and Rock 'N' Roll at Wal-Mart yesterday.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on March 3, 2008, 06:54 PM
I saw those three tonight at a WM but passed.  I did buy an Ace/Wild Weasel comic pack though.  Still haven't seen the Tomax/Xamot pack.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Daigo-Bah on March 4, 2008, 03:03 PM
First time I passed buying something new- the Ace/Wild Weasel 2-pack- and not because it isn't good, but because I gotta cut back!  I think I'm limiting my buying to only '82 and '83 waves since those were my absolute favorites back in the day.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on March 4, 2008, 11:09 PM
Wave 7 carded and loose (http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=9&itemid=12626)

Man, that card art has me sold on the Duke in this wave.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 4, 2008, 11:25 PM
Wave 7 carded and loose (http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=9&itemid=12626)

Man, that card art has me sold on the Duke in this wave.

Sweet!  I'm a carded SW collector and I originally jumped into the Joe line as an opener, but w4 fixed that real quick.  I can't believe how high some of the variants are fetching on Ebay....let alone SE v2 and Flint.  Sucks having to backtrack on this line, but I'm very close to having a completed carded set.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on March 5, 2008, 12:25 AM
Wow, I hadn't looked at any of the secondary market prices on these in a while.  I can't believe there are some auctions for the SE v2 with black wolf that have sold for over $100.  Even the Shipwreck with the shark tat have shot up.

I passed on the Shipwreck in the $10 range cause I thought that was too much, now I see some on there for over $30.  I'm not hunting the variants so I'm not really concerned but, man, that's some difference from just 2 months ago or so.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 5, 2008, 08:44 AM
This isn't mine, but I'm tempted to sell my $6 baby puke Stalker (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=180214047525&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=008) if I can fetch $181 for it.  Not bad...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on March 5, 2008, 03:46 PM
I've decided that I'm out after Wave 5 and Tomax/Xamot..no space and with Indy coming...no more additional moolah
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 5, 2008, 03:51 PM
I've decided that I'm out after Wave 5 and Tomax/Xamot..no space and with Indy coming...no more additional moolah

I never knew you were in Scotty.  Hope you enjoyed the ride.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on March 5, 2008, 03:55 PM
I've decided that I'm out after Wave 5 and Tomax/Xamot..no space and with Indy coming...no more additional moolah

I think I'm having to head that way as well, as much as I like the product.  I'd really like to get the Tomax/Xamot set (I've seen all from this wave but this one), and I might grab a few things here and there (I want a couple of the DVD sets just to have the shows - figures are a bonus) - but after that, I'm likely out too.  Same issues as Scott mentioned - no space, no money.  I was just rearranging things last night a bit, and with all the SW stuff on the way, along with Indy and Marvel, and the DC display growing a lot this year - I just don't have the room, let alone the money.  I'm still trying to figure out where I'll fit that AT-TE :).

I figure that I had to choose between Joes and DCUC, and I have a lot of my favorites from the Joe line at this point already (although there are others) - and the DC line is just getting started for me.  There's still a lot more characters I'd like to pick up there.  Man, it would be so much easier to just stick to collecting one line :).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on March 6, 2008, 09:24 AM
FYI - I found a boatload of new figures at Wal-Mart today:
IG Destro x2, Snow Job, Snake Eyes x2, Flash, Crimson x4, CC in battle Armor, RocknRoll, and Torpedo.

Keep your eyes peeled......
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on March 6, 2008, 09:27 AM
I'm only keeping 82-85 for myself, plus a couple of later releases here and there.  Beachhead and Armored Cobra Commander so far, and there may be one or two in the future.  For the most part though, the coming waves aren't offering a lot that I'm interested in.  Probably a good thing.

I did *finally* find a full set of Wave 4 at K-Mart two days ago, I found wave 6 at Wal Mart this morning, and it looks like Target is getting wave 6 as well as I found the remnants at one yesterday afternoon.  Wave 6 looks pretty good, though I haven't opened them yet to see details.  Rock N Roll seems to be getting a bad rap but I really like him from what I can tell.

And I upped my Crimson Guard total to 7.  :P

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on March 6, 2008, 10:43 AM
I just keep getting sucked back into this line.  Picked up Rock-N-Roll last night along with Torpedo.  Ugh.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on March 6, 2008, 04:30 PM
I hope Alpine, Bazooka, Dusty and Sgt. Slaughter make the line cut before this line ends.
I am glad I am not an Indy fan. Mr. Jones seems to be the deciding factor for other members collecting this line without gripes or guilt. I think this line has way more potential but that just my opinion. Anything past the 1988 series just got down right dumb. 88 had some decent characters, so that's my cut off point.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 6, 2008, 04:43 PM
I hope Alpine, Bazooka, Dusty and Sgt. Slaughter make the line cut before this line ends.
I am glad I am not an Indy fan. Mr. Jones seems to be the deciding factor for other members collecting this line without gripes or guilt. I think this line has way more potential but that just my opinion. Anything past the 1988 series just got down right dumb. 88 had some decent characters, so that's my cut off point.

I would hope they'd aleast get to those first three, plus I want BBQ & Blowtorch thrown in there as well.  Some more assorted Vipers would be nice.  Slaughter just doesn't seem like a very good choice IMO. 

I bailed on GIJOE in 89 I beleive or it could have been 88 (whatever year the Alley Viper came out) and there were some good figs that year, but this line went way south after that.

I loved the Indy flicks, but I just don't care to own a line of toys based off the movie so I'm stickin with my core three of SW, TF, & Joes.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on March 6, 2008, 05:11 PM
I'm thinking I'll cut off anything made after 1988 or so too... maybe 1989.  I think the whole point to this line anyway is to make figures from the glory days of Joe toys anyway, so I don't see them doing too many of the lame designs.  At least I hope not.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on March 6, 2008, 08:56 PM
Post 88 Figs that I would take...if they aren't on the list...Don't want em...Don't need em...(this is my personal list mind you, no offense to anybody else's list)

Night Viper
Recoil
Stalker (Tundra)
NightForce: Repeater, Muskrat, Shockwave
Freefall
Undertow
Big Ben
Desert Scorpion
Red Star (we are getting him)
Super Sonic Falcon
Dusty and Sandstorm
Wet Suit (v2)
Big Bear
Wild Bill (v2)
DEF Cutter

But that is about it...

I am not going to let Indy knock Joe out...Indy has such a short life (despite Hasbro's claims) I am going to just snag them while I can.  It is actually SW that takes a back seat this year, somebody wake me up when they make an OT figure...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 6, 2008, 09:27 PM
What year was Lowlight?  I'm thinking Hasbro could knockout an incredible LL right now...

I'd add to your list a little I think Paul, if I were into the line...  Probably not too much.  Your ideas covered a lot of the best designs.  Big Ben was almost a necessary guy, I mean being a brit commando and all...  Brit's deserved a commando figure.

They've got a ton left yet pre-88 though...  Airborne, Ripcord...  Lots of pack-in figures too like Cutter, Deep Six, etc.  Hell, there's no Zap yet.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on March 6, 2008, 10:52 PM
The first Lowlight was 1986, he was a sweet figure!

Another great Wal-Mart find.
Flash, Snow Job, Crimson Guards x2 and some Cobra elites troopers. It seems WM & Target are restocking these at a faster rate.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on March 6, 2008, 11:55 PM
I'm almost caught up on my carded set. I picked up Flash tonight, leaving just Snow Job to find. Curiously, SJ is the only figure I've never seen at retail. He disappears before the CGs do around here.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on March 7, 2008, 08:53 AM
Some of those figures you guys mentioned would be ones I'd be tempted to pick up still as well.  Some of the ones that I remember having as a kid, specifically Dusty, Blowtorch, Barbeque, Bazooka, Airtight and Cutter.  Those would hold some nostalgia for me, remembering those from my childhood.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 7, 2008, 09:16 AM
Post 88 Figs that I would take...if they aren't on the list...Don't want em...Don't need em...(this is my personal list mind you, no offense to anybody else's list)

Night Viper

This was one of my favorite figures back in the day.  I don't recall seeing him in the cartoon, but that never stopped the love.   :D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 8, 2008, 04:12 PM
Found a bunch of w5 figures today and it looks like Hasbro has cleaned up the Joe logo a bit by making it extra foil (e).  Not sure of the word, but it's almost mirror like now as compared to some of the older figures.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on March 9, 2008, 12:05 AM
Our very own Darth Rock (Matt) just hooked me up with a Cobra Commander from w6. Man, is it sweet.

The card is very mirror-like as well. It looks a lot better this way.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on March 9, 2008, 12:45 AM
Saw Snake Eyes vs. the red ninjas at TRU today, but passed.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on March 9, 2008, 09:55 AM
I was going to pass on the Ninja set too.  However, after seeing it on the shelf I couldn't resist.  I think the Snake Eyes and Ninja Leader are very cool.  The other 3 Ninjas are a lot like the original release but still cool.  I wouldn't mind having some more of just the Ninja Leader but 3 of the regular Ninjas from the set is enough.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 9, 2008, 10:17 AM
Picked up my Rock 'n Roll at TRU. Only Joe figure I picked up.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on March 9, 2008, 04:29 PM
Wal-Mart, TRU, and Target all got a crapload of Wave 6 over the weekend, and WM's stock is almost completely sold out already (except Serpentor, naturally).  Target still had several CGs and CCs this morning, but TRU still had practically everything except the IG Destro.  Odd that all three stores would have such varying levels and kinds of stock when they got the same things at the same time. 

No sign of the TRU five packs yet.  I may end up getting the Cobra Night Watch set, but I have this sinking feeling that all I'm going to see are the Red Ninjas staring back at me for months on end once my TRU finally gets their stock in.  Are the Ninjas and CNW sets shipping in the same cases?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on March 10, 2008, 04:05 PM
FYI - I had a major Joe haul at my TRU today keep an eye on your local ones.
I picked up both exclusive 5 packs (Ninjas and Nightwatch), x2 Crimson guards, CC in armor, Flash, Cobra enemy and a Cobra air trooper for army building.

They had plenty of wave 5 & 6 for all with some leftover wave 4. This was the biggest Joe stash I have ever seen at once. I liked both BP better than I thought. I am a sucker for Ninjas.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on March 10, 2008, 06:38 PM
Quick question for those here who may have gotten a later release of the Cobra Officer.  Do the more recent cases' CO's have a hole in the back of the figure?  I ask because I'm seriously considering picking up another Cobra Air Trooper and swapping out his gear/helmet with an Officer to get a non-comic colored version of the CAT, but didn't want to waste money on another CO when they weren't rereleased with a backpack hole.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 10, 2008, 06:52 PM
Drilling the hole wouldn't be too hard if you really wanted that Dr. P.  Just match a bit up to the diameter of the pack's peg and drill with a steady hand, voila.  Just a thought is all.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on March 10, 2008, 07:34 PM
Both the Cobra Officer and Trooper were updated and had a hole added to their back.  Not sure exactly when the change occurred so there very well could be some out there in newish cases without the holes. 

I noticed on the Stalker figures that you could sometimes see the hole in the reflection from the mirrored cardback so that might be a way to check in stores.  I just saw some Officers and Troops at K-Mart over the weekend but didn't check for that variant.

The other way to know may be to check the date on the cardback.  If someone has posted on a forum somewhere with date info it might help.  Check YoJoe.com or GI Joe club at gijoeclub.com.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on March 11, 2008, 01:13 PM
Hasbrotoyshop.com has the Tamox / Xamot comic pack wave in stock right now.  Use DISC10 for 10% off.

Won't last long...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on March 11, 2008, 01:20 PM
Hasbrotoyshop.com has the Tamox / Xamot comic pack wave in stock right now.  Use DISC10 for 10% off.

Won't last long...

Thanks for the heads up Mikey, that's one of the main Joe items I wanted to be sure to pick up (and couldn't find).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on March 11, 2008, 07:45 PM
Drilling the hole wouldn't be too hard if you really wanted that Dr. P.  Just match a bit up to the diameter of the pack's peg and drill with a steady hand, voila.  Just a thought is all.

A steady hand is the trick with me, as my nervousness makes my hand shake even when I'm calm.  :-\

That said, I bit the bullet and bought a Cobra Officer today at TRU (it was the last one anyone had), and luckily it was one of the hole-in-the-back variety.  I attempted efranks' tip on looking in the reflection, but the light in TRU was so bad I couldn't make it out.  Holding a flashlight to it when I got home did the trick, though, so thanks for that suggestion! :)

Hopefully there won't be a rush on Air Troopers by tomorrow morning at Wal-Mart and I'll be able to pick up an extra one of those to do the switch with.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 11, 2008, 11:34 PM
I'm at 10 loose Cobra Troopers and 10 loose Crimson guard right now so I think I'm about done army building which includes the extras I have from a few clearanced Legions packs.  I really wish that Hasbro would card the Cobra Driver.  I wouldn't mind a few more to add to my ranks.

No luck on the TRU 5 packs in my part of the woods yet...Nor has Target bothered to restock any comic packs other that w1 and just some smatterings of w4 & w5 of the carded figs.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on March 13, 2008, 02:47 PM
New stuff seems to be popping up more frequently, I am sure the TRU BP's will not be too hard to find. You are not missing anything you do not already have. The BP's are all repaints, this line reuses the same bodies so many times they need to get more fresh blood in there. Don't get me wrong I love it. I only say this because I just noticed Wild Weasel and Snow Job share the same body and I have had enough of Snake Eyes. He is the Vader of this line.

I am up to 12 Cobra Troopers, 3 Cobra Officers, 2 Cobra Drivers, 4 Jetpack Troopers, 3 Elites 8 Crimson Guards. I am starting to get out of hand so I think I will cool off the army building somewhat. when the vehicles hit I am in deep **** because I know I will get sucked in........anyone know when they start hitting retail?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 13, 2008, 03:01 PM
New stuff seems to be popping up more frequently, I am sure the TRU BP's will not be too hard to find. You are not missing anything you do not already have. The BP's are all repaints, this line reuses the same bodies so many times they need to get more fresh blood in there. Don't get me wrong I love it. I only say this because I just noticed Wild Weasel and Snow Job share the same body and I have had enough of Snake Eyes. He is the Vader of this line.

I am up to 12 Cobra Troopers, 3 Cobra Officers, 2 Cobra Drivers, 4 Jetpack Troopers, 3 Elites 8 Crimson Guards. I am starting to get out of hand so I think I will cool off the army building somewhat. when the vehicles hit I am in deep **** because I know I will get sucked in........anyone know when they start hitting retail?

Against my will....I picked up another Cobra Trooper and x2 Crimson Guards this morning.   ::)

I'm passing on the TRU Ninja pack, but I really dig the color scheme on those Cobra Troopers so I think I'll be good with 2 packs of those.

I was wondering the same thing about the vehicles.  I would think that they would hit in time for Target's reset next week, but I doubt it.  I sure hope that we get hit with a few treats come time for Comicon.  I would love to see some of the larger vehicles at retail before this line dies out.  I've almost pounced on a few on eBay since this line started, but so far I've held back.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on March 14, 2008, 11:38 AM
I've almost pounced on a few on eBay since this line started, but so far I've held back.

Good for you! That's where this can get dangerous. I made a personal pact with myself - only buying stuff WITHIN the 25th line. I do not think this line will die as quick as everyone thinks, it's selling very well and there are so many more iconic characters to make. Maybe this will get phased out for the movie crap. (I am still cringing on how this movie will sell out what G.I.Joe really is - A REAL AMERICAN HERO)

My top 10 Joe wants are:
1. Sgt. Slaughter
2. Alpine
3. Bazooka
4. Dusty
5. Mutt & Junkyard
6. Blowtorch
7. Airtight
8. 86' Hawk
10. Wetsuit

Top 10 runner ups
1. Scrap Iron
2. Dial Tone
3. Life-Line
4. Barbecue
5. Dr. Mindbender
6. Lowlight
7. Cover Girl
8. Footloose
9. Mainframe
10. Monkeywrench
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on March 14, 2008, 02:21 PM
Nice lists JoT... here's some I'd like to see -

Dusty
Grunt
Cobra Eels
Short-Fuze
Bazooka
Scrap Iron
Barbeque
Cutter
Snow Serpent
Leatherneck
Zandar
Zarana
Outback
Road Pig
Hit & Run
Iron Grenadier
Recondo
Cover Girl
Crazy Legs
Tele-Viper
Cobra Viper Pilot (air glider)
Rock N Roll Version 2
Cobra Commander w/ removable mask
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on March 14, 2008, 02:29 PM
Yeah, Eels were badass.  Add my votes for Blowtorch, Leatherneck, Lowlight, Dusty, and Recondo.

I used to think Tele-Vipers were kind of cool, but they're really just evil nerds, aren't they?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 14, 2008, 03:09 PM
Even though I'm not buying...  I'd love to see:

-Airborne...  Highly underrated character, and my favorite as a kid.
-Ripcord (Working parachute like the BBI figures have)
-Recondo
-Dusty
-Lowlight (how insanely awesome would this figure turn out today?)
-Mainframe
-Covergirl
-Glider Grunt (with a new foam Glider)
-Glider Cobra (with a new foam Glider)
-Leatherneck
-Alpine
-Bazooka
-Blowtorch
-Eels (great choice)

I'd like to see some more drivers too...  Cutter, Deep Six...  Off the top of my head some names are slipping my mind too, but I'd like the bridge layer's driver, the HAVOC's driver, the Conquest X-30 Pilot (Slipstream I believe), the Firebat Pilot, the Black Cobra Jet's pilot, etc. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on March 14, 2008, 09:23 PM
The bridge-layer (a.k.a. the "Toss N Cross") driver's name was Tollbooth.  I have never in my life confessed this to anyone, but when I was a little kid, I had the Toss N Cross but I lost Tollbooth.  I knew there was no way my mom would buy me another vehicle (and if she did, who could drive the spare, as only Tollbooth had a hard hat?).  So once when we were at a store, I stuck my little fingers in and stole a Tollbooth out of a box.

I swear I would've bought him if I could have. 

I've always felt guilty about that, and I can honestly say it's the only thing I've ever stolen in my whole entire life.

So I also hope Hasbro releases Tollbooth on a card, just so I can buy him and then sneak him back onto the shelves.

Also, I'd like Slipstream because he was the only Joe from my home state of Utah.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on March 15, 2008, 11:49 AM
Hmm, my top 10 wants...

01.  Ripcord (one of my favorite figures as a kid)
02.  Airborne (like Jesse, probably my favorite figure as a kid)
03.  Cobra Eels
04.  Wet Suit (version 1)
05.  General Hawk (version 2; the first single carded version)
06.  Scrap Iron
07.  Alley Viper (just because I never did find the vintage one as a kid)
08.  Tunnel Rat
09.  Dial Tone (version 1)
10.  Low Light (version 1)

And at least 10 runners up...

11.  Snow Serpents
12.  Alpine
13.  Airtight
14.  Blowtorch
15.  Hit & Run
16.  Dr. Mindbender
17.  Serpentor (vintage style)
18.  Short Fuze
19.  Iron Grenadier
20.  Grand Slam (silver deco, with JUMP jet pack, on a single card)

Off the top of my head some names are slipping my mind too, but I'd like the bridge layer's driver, the HAVOC's driver, the Conquest X-30 Pilot (Slipstream I believe), the Firebat Pilot, the Black Cobra Jet's pilot, etc. 

As Sprry said, the Bridge Layer's driver was Tollbooth, and the rest were as follows:

-HAVOC:  Cross Country
-Conquest X-30:  Slipstream
-Firebat:  A.V.A.C.
-Night Raven Pilot:  Strato-Viper

:)

Personally, I'd love to see either of the first two versions of Deep Six in addition to the 20 I listed above.  I can't imagine how cool either would be with the updates in sculpting and articulation of this line.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 15, 2008, 11:08 PM
All of these lists just puts a big smile on my face.  I hope Hasbro is listening and starts cranking out more great characters before this line is put into the grave.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 16, 2008, 12:08 PM
Tunnel Rat and Snow Serpent, now there's two fantastic ideas.  I'd love either of those.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on March 18, 2008, 03:59 PM
All of these lists just puts a big smile on my face.  I hope Hasbro is listening and starts cranking out more great characters before this line is put into the grave.

At the rate this line is selling I am not sure they will bury it........
This stuff is flying off the shelf. The only duds are wave 1 comic packs.

I cannot wait for June, my first love from when I was a kid is finally being made into 100% accurate "animated style" plastic(insert joke here):

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w298/jackoftradze/Jackoftradze%20Star%20Wars%20customs/ladyjayeF.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w298/jackoftradze/Jackoftradze%20Star%20Wars%20customs/ladyjayeB.jpg)

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on March 18, 2008, 04:22 PM
Wow, that blows the first Lady Jaye out of the water...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 18, 2008, 04:32 PM
All of these lists just puts a big smile on my face.  I hope Hasbro is listening and starts cranking out more great characters before this line is put into the grave.

At the rate this line is selling I am not sure they will bury it........
This stuff is flying off the shelf. The only duds are wave 1 comic packs.

They'd at least have to put it on hiatus as they did with the Transformer Classics so that the movie toys have time to sell.  I can't see Hasbro selling 2 Joe lines at the same time, but we're talking about Hasbro now aren't we so never mind what I said.

Wow, that blows the first Lady Jaye out of the water...

Ya...and I just shelled out $15 on eBay for that piece of crap.   ::)   I only need Snake Eyes v1 and Flint to finish off my carded collection, but they're going for $35-$55 respectively.  ick
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on March 18, 2008, 05:35 PM
I looked at GIJOECLUB.com and didn't see that pic... anyone got a direct link to the page she's on?  Are there other new figures in whatever wave she's in?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on March 18, 2008, 07:13 PM
That Lady Jaye is awesome.  I'm glad I waited and didn't buy the first version which I didn't care for. 

I still can't get over some of the prices these figures are getting on eBay.  Makes me wish I'd speculated a bit on them.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on March 19, 2008, 09:28 AM
I'm kind of glad I waited/passed on the first Lady Jaye as well, I like this 2nd version better as well - and want to pick up some of the DVD packs for the episodes anyways.  I received a Tomax/Xamot comic pack via HTS yesterday.  It was the only one I haven't seen at retail, and I really wanted to have those characters - so thanks for the heads up on that earlier Mikey.  I'll likely be slowing down on this line now, just due to there being so much other stuff out there - but I hope to still pick up a figure here and there, as long as they are doing characters that are familiar to me from my childhood.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 19, 2008, 10:33 AM

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w298/jackoftradze/Jackoftradze%20Star%20Wars%20customs/ladyjayeF.jpg)



Separated at birth?

(http://www.rebelscum.com/potf2/POTF2leiafront.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on March 19, 2008, 11:13 AM
Maybe it's the lighting, but I think the face looks horrible on that new Lady Jaye.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 19, 2008, 12:40 PM
Maybe it's the lighting, but I think the face looks horrible on that new Lady Jaye.

For real, I know Hasbro likes to reuse parts, but one of the last things I thought they would recycle was the monkey leia visage.

Lo and behold!

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on March 20, 2008, 02:27 PM
I dunno... I don't think it looks that bad?

Anyways, I saw the Cobra Night Watch pack at TRU today.  It looks really cool, but I passed.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on March 21, 2008, 06:30 PM
Picked up a Crimson Guard/Scarface comic pack at TRU.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JediJman on March 21, 2008, 10:09 PM
(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w298/jackoftradze/Jackoftradze%20Star%20Wars%20customs/ladyjayeF.jpg)

Seriously, that is one ugly mug.  I didn't know Lady Jaye was a lazy eyed monkey woman.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on March 22, 2008, 02:30 AM
You know what I'd like to put on that body?  A Bombstrike head.

(http://smalljoes.com/images_gijoe/loose/bombstrike_l.jpg)

Speaking of such, if there's one "new" character that made it into the new movie, make it her!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 24, 2008, 03:28 PM
Is there a site out there that has a round-up of all the QnA's like we have here and on Scum?? I know of only a few Joe sites and it's hard enough to find their own QnA's..
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on March 25, 2008, 03:06 PM
For all of the LJ haters here is another shot. The other shots are very early proto shots that are getting tweaked.
(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w298/jackoftradze/Jackoftradze%20Star%20Wars%20customs/LadyJ.jpg)

I am not sure about Joe Q&A's but here is a breakdown for 2008:

G.I. JOE vs. COBRA 3-3/4-inch Entertainment Battle Packs
(Approximate retail price $19.99; Ages 5 & up; Available: June 2008 with additional waves throughout the year)

Images from the classic 1980s G.I. JOE cartoon series are captured in the new battle packs, which include a 5-episode mini-series DVD and 3 to 4 highly articulated 3-3/4-inch figures pulled from these episodes. The five packs slated for June release are: The MASS Device, Weather Dominator, Arise Serpentor Arise, Pyramid of Darkness, and G.I. JOE Fan Favorites.

G.I. JOE vs. COBRA Vehicle Assortment
(Approximate retail price $14.99: Ages 5 & up; Available: June 2008 with additional waves throughout the year)
G.I. JOE fans regularly state that “more vehicle offerings” is at the top of their product wish list. Due to the success of the 25th Anniversary line of 3-3/4 inch figures, their wish will be granted, with the introduction of vehicles to the G.I. JOE vs. COBRA battle. In 2008, this new vehicle line will update and upgrade several of the fan-favorite 80s vehicles, such as COBRA CLAW and Armadillo TANK vs. Serpentor’s Chariot.


G.I. JOE vs. COBRA 3-3/4-inch Single Packs
(Approximate retail price $5.99; Ages 5 & up; Available: Now, with additional waves throughout the year)
In 2008, Hasbro will launch seven waves of action figures -- featuring 40 figures in all -- throughout the year. The figures include a base stand featuring the character’s name and are designed with high levels of articulation to provide kids hours of interactive fun with their favorite G.I. JOE characters. The action figures are also packed in vintage 80s-style packaging.

G.I. JOE vs. COBRA Comic 2-Packs
(Approximate retail price $9.99; Ages 5 & up; Available: Now, with additional waves throughout the year) One of the most popular comics of the 1980s returns to the toy aisle with brand new stories written by G.I. JOE legend Larry Hama. Each G.I. JOE vs. COBRA comic 2-packs comes with a full-sized comic, along with two 3-3/4-inch figures designed to look just like their comic iterations. Twelve unique packs -- each containing two figures -- will arrive at stores throughout 2008.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 25, 2008, 03:19 PM
Quote
For all of the LJ haters here is another shot. The other shots are very early proto shots that are getting tweaked.
(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w298/jackoftradze/Jackoftradze%20Star%20Wars%20customs/LadyJ.jpg)

LJ's had a boob job I'm guessing...  Look at the size of those things.  Yikes!  :o

Agreed that that's a far superior figure and the earlier one's pretty clearly just a poor hand painted figure.  That looks pretty good though and as a kid I always wante an LJ figure to come with the proper accessories and no goddam hat.  Love the javeline gear there though.  All the different tipped warheads on them even.  Very cool accessories.

The Joe line is INSANELY hard to pass up for me, mind you. :)  I'm admiring from afar, but my brother gave me a cobra pack he got extra in the mail the other day...  ****.  :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on March 25, 2008, 03:25 PM
Is there a site out there that has a round-up of all the QnA's like we have here and on Scum?? I know of only a few Joe sites and it's hard enough to find their own QnA's..

http://www.generalsjoes.com/qanda.html

Not like Matt's fine work, but at least it gives you the sites that ask Questions.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on March 25, 2008, 03:35 PM
Quote
The Joe line is INSANELY hard to pass up for me, mind you.   I'm admiring from afar, but my brother gave me a cobra pack he got extra in the mail the other day...  ****. 

I started out strong with the line, and keep thinking/saying that I need to stop or seriously cut back - but it is tough.  Like I've said before, its not that I don't like the line - I do - but there is just so much stuff out this year that its hard to keep up.  That said, I spotted a Rock n Roll at TRU the other day, and had to pick it up.  I've kind of taken the view with this line that if I happen across the ones I want at retail, I might pick them up - but I don't want to "chase" after another line.  Still, I plan to be winding down on these (although those vehicles will be tempting), just picking up a few more singles here and there, and probably the "Entertainment" packs for the DVDs mainly (and some of the figures).  It is a tough line to pass on though, you're right there Jesse.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: J'Quille on March 25, 2008, 03:56 PM
Hey guys.  This is a re-post that I originally posted in another part of the forum.  Thought maybe I could get some advice/help with a question:


I've seen the new Snake-Eyes/Stormshadow packs at WalMart.  It says that the comic that comes with it is another "silent issue" set after (I think) the infamous Marvel issue #21 silent issue.  I guess what I am wondering is if this is a completely new comic book altogether and not just a reprint of one of the original Marvel run GI Joe comics like the others are.  I know that there was another "silent" issue a few years later around issue #100 or so when they were doing the whole remake of Snake-Eyes again.  Has anyone found this pack, opened it up and seen the comic?  Or are familiar with the 80's comics and know off-hand.  Or maybe have even read somewhere on the web if this is a new comic. 

Reason being is that I am a GI Joe comic fan.  I have the complete series from the entire Marvel, Image, Devil's Due, etc. runs.  Anyways, I just want to know if this is new comic and worth purchasing the SE/SS two pack.  As stated before, I'm not into buying the figures anymore, but if this is a "limited" comic, I may have to saves some pennies and cash in some aluminum cans for this one. 

Thanks,
Jeff
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on March 25, 2008, 04:17 PM
Reason being is that I am a GI Joe comic fan.  I have the complete series from the entire Marvel, Image, Devil's Due, etc. runs.  Anyways, I just want to know if this is new comic and worth purchasing the SE/SS two pack.  As stated before, I'm not into buying the figures anymore, but if this is a "limited" comic, I may have to saves some pennies and cash in some aluminum cans for this one. 

The comic was terrible, you are not missing anything - period. If I did not sell the comic in a recent ebay lot I would have sent it to you for free. I was surprised how bad it was and was looking forward to it. Do not lose sleep over this one.

Brian, JJ I am with you. This line is too good to pass up, I am in 100%. I understand so many of you are excited about Indiana Jones and are saving for that. For me, despite not wanting to get into vehicles outside of Star Wars, the child hood memories attached to G.I. Joe are far too strong to say no. I am very excited about the Battle Packs and hope this line continues for awhile. With CW being animated this is the only line that really excites me until the CW crap goes realistic! Like SW I am ordering full cases online now. The store runs are too difficult........
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 25, 2008, 04:57 PM
Ironically...I just returned my SE/SS comic pack this morning.  I just couldn't stand the thought of owning these guys again even though I'm looking forward to the SE with weasel skulls.

It appeared that distribution was running smoothly for this line for about two months straight in my neck of the woods, but it seems to have dried up again for some reason.  Luckily I finally found a Fred/Scarface pack so I can send off for Doc, but I really wish I had some more tabs or Flag points or whatever to send off to keep one carded.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: J'Quille on March 25, 2008, 11:46 PM
Quote
The comic was terrible, you are not missing anything - period.

Did it have anything remotely to do with the Marvel comics storyline at all, or was it that terrible that I'm really not missining anything?

Jeff
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on March 26, 2008, 11:40 AM
Jeff,
PM me with your address and I will send you one of  my extra copies.

It is ok for what it is.  A pack in. 

I would not say it is the worst product ever, but it is not quite Issue 26 either...

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 26, 2008, 01:26 PM
Supposedly the new Target vehicles (H.I.S.S. & AWE Stiker) are hitting Target's stockrooms....

087-06-0918

Go Joe Go!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on March 26, 2008, 01:55 PM
Damn! I think I'll have to get a coulpe HISS tanks.   :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on March 26, 2008, 03:14 PM
And I was at Target this morning....


Do we know a definate release date on these?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on March 26, 2008, 11:02 PM
I wonder if they'll be out with the Order 66 2-packs. It seems likely with both SW and TF having exclusives out around the same time.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 26, 2008, 11:18 PM
I wonder if they'll be out with the Order 66 2-packs. It seems likely with both SW and TF having exclusives out around the same time.

I checked a few local Targets after work today with no dice, but I assume they'll be showing up in the following weeks, just not on an  endcap in the front of the store with the o66 packs and the TF stuff.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on March 27, 2008, 08:19 AM
Over at Histank.com the Rumor was that they have an April 13th Street date.

At $9.99 a piece, they are worth it for sure.

Now if the Spirit/Wild Bill wave would just show up....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on March 27, 2008, 09:37 AM
Am I reading that right?  $9.99 each for the HISS and AWE?  If so that's freakin' awesome.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on March 27, 2008, 10:20 AM
That's insanely cheap... I'm thinking more like $20 a pop?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on March 27, 2008, 10:56 AM
That's insanely cheap... I'm thinking more like $20 a pop?

Never mind... I see at other sites they're reporting $9.99... damn, that's CHEAP!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on March 27, 2008, 11:26 AM
Hell, for $10 I might just buy them just for the figures and get rid of the vehicles.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on March 27, 2008, 11:40 AM
Hmmm... maybe we can work out a deal.  I'm interested in several HISS tanks perhaps, but might not need the drivers. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on March 27, 2008, 02:36 PM
Hmmm... maybe we can work out a deal.  I'm interested in several HISS tanks perhaps, but might not need the drivers. 

Let me know, I am not going to keep my Hiss tank either, but want the driver (or 3 or 4)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on March 28, 2008, 12:43 AM
I might just pick up a few of the tanks (if they're really $10) and let you both know if I have any drivers available.   I'm thinking that since I like the gray uniform driver those would be what I'd use for these.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on March 28, 2008, 09:45 AM
Speaking of vehicles, TBI (http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=GIJoe%2F25th_Vehicles%2F2008%2F&dispsize=600&start=0) has some loose pics up of the upcoming vehicle two packs (and single packs) coming this summer.  Nothing new (these were announced at Toy Fair), but there's some nice pics of some of them if anyone is interested.  I keep telling myself I don't need to get into vehicles in this line, but its tempting - especially the Trouble Bubble pack :).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 28, 2008, 10:59 AM
I thought we were getting a corrected Serpentor with his chariot?  Also why is Hasbro already repainting vehicles?  Perhaps the black H.I.S.S. will be packed with another Snake Eyes  ???
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on March 28, 2008, 02:47 PM
I checked the computer today and the Andover, Brooklyn Park and Crystal stores in Minnesota have 3 cases of the vehicles in the backroom.  I only checked one are of the city so maybe other stores have them too.  These aren't street dated.  The 4/13 date is when the aisle gets revised to fit these and other new toys.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 28, 2008, 03:33 PM
Looks like I'll need to expand my Saturday monrning toy run by a bit.  No dice here on the East side.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on March 28, 2008, 03:45 PM
Thanks for the link!  There's some stuff there I hadn't seen at all before.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 29, 2008, 10:32 AM
Found the Joe vehicles at a local Target after being lied to by the customer service rep.  Also scored two Cobra Night Watch packs on the way home.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on March 29, 2008, 03:47 PM
Nice! Good to hear they're being found. Not so cool about being lied to, but that's service for ya.  :(
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 29, 2008, 05:49 PM
I still can't believe that these things are only $9.99 a piece.  The figures sell for $5.99 so you get an extra vehicle for $4 more?  Doesn't make sense at all to me, but I'm not complaining.   :)     

I'm REALLY hoping that Hasbro has more plans in store for some of the larger vehicles/jets before I start going crazy on eBay.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on March 31, 2008, 03:57 AM
Wave 8 images stolen from some ebay seller:

(http://i19.ebayimg.com/01/i/000/e5/b6/f7d2_1.JPG) (http://i10.ebayimg.com/03/i/000/e5/b6/1ae5_1.JPG)
(http://i6.ebayimg.com/03/i/000/e5/b5/5e19_1.JPG) (http://i16.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/e5/b6/6294_1.JPG)

I like Roadblock and Snake Eyes. I'm not keen on the little blurbs on the top right corner in lieu of the 25th logo.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 31, 2008, 11:07 AM
So Major Bludd is the last to come with the foil packaging?  The white is kinda cool, but I'd rather have everything uniform looking.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on March 31, 2008, 12:01 PM
That Snake Eyes looks AWESOME.  Count me in for that, no way could I ever pass on it.

Roadblock looks great too.

 Damn, I hate this line because I love it so much!  Does that even make sense?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Greg on April 1, 2008, 09:58 PM
Major Bludd and Snake Eyes look awesome. I'm no longer collecting this line, but I do enjoy looking at the pictures and picking stuff up for Raleigh collectors.

Oh, this might be bad news... my local Wal-Mart raised prices to $6.92. Ouch. That's more than a Star Wars figure. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on April 2, 2008, 03:06 PM
Saw the new 3-pks at TRU today, but had the willpower to pass!  They looked pretty decent, but the only one I'm interested in is the Joe one.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 2, 2008, 03:13 PM
Saw the new 3-pks at TRU today, but had the willpower to pass!  They looked pretty decent, but the only one I'm interested in is the Joe one.

Are these the sets with the pieces to form those machine thingies??
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on April 2, 2008, 03:55 PM
I don't think they come with a piece to anything... I'm pretty sure the pieces to the Mass Device are going to come with some DVDs of the cartoon?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on April 2, 2008, 04:00 PM
FYI - Target did have the 3 new Joe vehicles in the back today, which they were going to pull for me until I was thwarted by an old handbag and a lying sow. I finally experienced what so many other members have in regards to Target's underlings treating us like crap. >:(


Some old whore who worked there(non-management) saw me use the scanner to check for the exclusive items. She stopped the reluctant girl that was going to help me and get the stuff. The crone whispered some sweet nothings into that liar's ear.  I had a bad feeling because I was able to pick up what she told the reluctant girl to do - not get it for me and that others have asked about them. >:( >:( The girl went into the back to pretend to look. I followed her and watched her. Seeing through the back room door windows I could see her leaning against the wall to wait and pretend that she looked. She then came out and gave me 2 straight out lies that contradicted what she was saying and actually did. This fat sow lied to me straight face and gave me run around excuses that oozed from her bloated face. >:( >:( >:( She could have told me the truth, I would have at least referred to her as a subhuman and not an animal but I digress. I find it insane that I am not allowed to spend my money, If I had more time I would have went around her to customer service but my lunch break was over.

I was so pissed that these pathetic low paid underlings denied my business. I am sick of dealing/competing with the Hot Wheels losers who are buying the exclusives. I already had to deal with that yesterday as one of them leeched of my DCPI work. I will return later tonight and get the **** from some other underling who is not easily influenced by old bags.

So start checking your local Targets but avoid the employes that give you a bad vibe.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on April 2, 2008, 04:06 PM
I usually go to the front service desk when there's a kid working - in the evenings.  Never had any problems then, but in the days I already know what their answer will be.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 2, 2008, 04:09 PM
Ya, if I get denied at the customer service desk then I'll just go find some teenager to help me.  I think it's funny that most of the DCPI scanners are disabled in and around the toy sections at a few of my Targets.

I don't think they come with a piece to anything... I'm pretty sure the pieces to the Mass Device are going to come with some DVDs of the cartoon?

Okay...I remember what these were now.  Temorary brain fart.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on April 3, 2008, 10:40 AM
Yeck... the Walmart by my house has raised their GI JOE figures to $6.84....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Greg on April 3, 2008, 11:00 AM
Everything else in the line (Comic Packs, Multipacks, etc.) seems like a great value now, I'd bet. The vehicles are a superb value. I got 2 sets for a friend, and I'm tempted to get a couple HISS tanks for my Star Wars collection.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 3, 2008, 11:04 AM
and I'm tempted to get a couple HISS tanks for my Star Wars collection.

You wouldn't dare mix the two lines  ???    :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Greg on April 3, 2008, 11:06 AM
Oh, I would dare. I'm thinking HISS tanks and Super Battle Droids. Joes with Prequel figures might be an even bigger sin.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 3, 2008, 11:12 AM
Oh, I would dare. I'm thinking HISS tanks and Super Battle Droids. Joes with Prequel figures might be an even bigger sin.

That's not a bad idea.  I suppose you're going to repaint the tanks?  I used to mix my Transformers and GI Joe during play time back when I was a kid before it became cool after the comics.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Greg on April 3, 2008, 11:16 AM
I'm no painter/customizer, so I was just planning to peel off the stickers and use goo-gone to get the residue off. Some Joe stuff looks to fit with Star Wars really well,(HISS) other stuff looks like good military toys, (AWE Striker) and some stuff is just goofy as hell, IMO (Night Specre/Mini Plane)

Now, just something to note with my potential HISS Tank project, I'd most likely give the drivers away free to a good home, so PM me if you are interested in maybe getting some free troops.

Claimed by iFett.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 3, 2008, 01:05 PM
I found v1 SE, v1 SS, v1 Lady Jaye, and Beachead today at Target which were still on the non glossy foil cards.  To think I was almost going to plunk down $50 on eBay for SE w/grey pup.   ::)

Good news for folks who are late in the game.  Hopefully these weren't just returns, but I highly doubt it as you could more than get your money back on these online.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on April 3, 2008, 01:23 PM
Odd, I saw a series 1 Storm Shadow at a Wal Mart yesterday.  Maybe some straggler cases are making their way out.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on April 3, 2008, 02:15 PM
Saw the $6.84 price increase at a second Wal-Mart today...  ::)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 3, 2008, 05:49 PM
Saw the $6.84 price increase at a second Wal-Mart today...  ::)

Still $5.99 at Target, but I'm sure they'll catch up to WM soon enough.

Question about the Night Specter...Wasn't it a submarine type vehicle in the 80's (forgot it's original name)  The back of the box says that the GI JOE Night Specter swoops down to strafe Cobra Forces.  I guess it kinda looks like a tiny plane type thing, but I still thought it was an underwater vehicle.  Plus the color is more of a muted black such as both of the first SE colors are.  I swore I saw pics somewhere and this thing was a deep black?

The decals on the H.I.S.S. look like they're extremely easy to remove, in fact mine are peeling off the vehicle.  Mine also has "factory" damage marks on it which I'm sure aren't intentional.

The Striker looks like a fun Joe vehicle.  Kinda funny seeing the Cobra trooper's legs on Crankcase's body.  Hell, this entire line is fun to figure out which part was reused for what body part.

..Also, all 3 of my vehicle boxes and the plastic windows were really beat up for being fresh out of the case especially considering I was the one to open it.  Not that I'm going down that road with the vehicles as I am with the carded figures though.

Still can't believe these are $9.99 a pop with the Target coupon that's just insane.  There has to be an error in pricing on these things.  Especially on the H.I.S.S.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on April 3, 2008, 06:13 PM
The Night Specter was the S.H.A.R.C. and it was an underwater vehicle.  Came with Deep Six.

It was repainted a couple times since then including once as the Sky Sharc when it was vac metalized in silver. 

Edit: I just looked this up and it was released in 1988 as the Night Shade although it was still a water vehicle at time.  It was black and part of the Night Force team.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on April 3, 2008, 06:55 PM
Odd, I saw a series 1 Storm Shadow at a Wal Mart yesterday.  Maybe some straggler cases are making their way out.

They must be, I came across WAVE 1SE and SS today too at Target. I picked them up for a coworker who pondered on collecting them and asked me to pick them up if I ever saw them at retail again. So I did, and guess what? He did not want them - a very dick move I must say. Pissed, I knew how much they sell on ebay for so I flipped them in 10 minutes after posting making $32.19 profit on top of the investment.  I am not a scalper but I am a capitalist. In this particular situation and taking into account my recent BS Target employee dealings, I was not taking them back. I already have doubles of each so I was not keeping them either. Not bad for being stuck I must say.

I wonder if Yellow Stalker will resurface?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on April 3, 2008, 08:08 PM
Did you get a good look at Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow?  Rumor has it they have Fixed Crotch in this "refresher" wave...

I'd love to know. If anybody finds a Fixed Crotch Snake Eyes with Wolf, let me know, I am looking to replace the first one.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Greg on April 3, 2008, 10:00 PM
Picked up a third set of vehicles for my same friend today. The more I look at the Night Specter, the more I just frown on the whole line in general. Sure, it might've been cool in the 80's but now the thing looks ridiculous. I'm not too keen on the blue color on the HISS tank, so if I get some for myself I would have to fix that, contrary to what I said earlier. Not too sure how I would do that... CHEWIE, do you do commission work? I'm sure you could make a HISS fit with Star Wars figures quite well, and I'd be willing to pay you to make it happen.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: J'Quille on April 3, 2008, 10:42 PM
Hey Paul,

I got the "silent" issue that you sent me.  Thank you very much!  :)  Boy, they kind of butchered a classic comic.  It's the exact same story, but done in different art.  Kind of a waste of time if you ask me.  I would've thought that Hama or whoever would've denied something like that.  Guess I was wrong.  Oh well.

Thanks,
Jeff
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on April 4, 2008, 09:57 AM
TNI (http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=view&album=GIJoe%2F25th_International&pic=Wild_Bill.jpg&dispsize=600&start=0) has a look at the international Joe cardback (Wild Bill), which features Flint, Scarlett and Beachhead on it.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on April 4, 2008, 12:07 PM
Finally tracked down the Fixed Crotch Hawk today.  I went to Target in search of that V2 Snake Eyes with the Fix....also my Target had NONE of the exclusives..
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on April 4, 2008, 02:40 PM
Picked up a third set of vehicles for my same friend today. The more I look at the Night Specter, the more I just frown on the whole line in general. Sure, it might've been cool in the 80's but now the thing looks ridiculous. I'm not too keen on the blue color on the HISS tank, so if I get some for myself I would have to fix that, contrary to what I said earlier. Not too sure how I would do that... CHEWIE, do you do commission work? I'm sure you could make a HISS fit with Star Wars figures quite well, and I'd be willing to pay you to make it happen.

Fixing the blue paint on the HISS probably wouldn't be too tough... regarding making it more of a Star Wars looking vehicle, it's probably possible, though I'm not sure with the treads how it would look?  I almost see it as more of a Tatooine type vehicle, with the cockpit area not appearing as glass, but more or less a small window... we could certainly discuss it, though I rarely am able to do commissions these days due to time restraints.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on April 4, 2008, 03:06 PM
Is anyone going to the GI Joe Convention in Dallas in June?  I just finished booking my flight, hotel and convention yesterday and I can't wait form June 25th.

So far I haven't purchased the Target exclusives.  I'll probably wait for the June release of the black Hiss and Rip-it.  The silver Grand Slam looks cool and I'll probably cave.  I noticed they retooled the foot pegs on the Hiss and AWE Striker.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on April 5, 2008, 12:51 PM
My Wal-Mart has cranked the price on the single carded Joes up to 6.84, making them even more expensive than Star Wars now.  Of course, WM hasn't actually stocked the Joes in about a month or so, so it's not like they're going to see much of a return on those 6 Serpentors in the coming weeks.

Target steadfastly refuses to pull out their exclusives, Joe, TF, and SW (see the Order 66 thread in the 30AC section for that particular story), so at this point, I'm wavering even further on the SHARC...excuse me..."Night Spectre", due to the fact that I don't know if my Target will actually stock them when they do get them, or if they'll just go straight to the clearance aisle because "it's not time for them to be set yet."  ::)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 5, 2008, 01:47 PM
I'm in the same boat. Both local WMs have the prices ramped up to just under $7. One has exactly two figures- a Cobra Commander and Serpentor. The other has ten pegs chock full of wave 4 that didn't move at $4.88 and sure as hell won't move now.

Target also refuses to put out any of their exclusives until next weekend, but I'm OK with that. I'd rather have a fair chance at them then have someone wipe out the entire stock by using the DCPI. Not a dig against anyone here, it's just how I feel.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 5, 2008, 04:58 PM
Finally got around to cracking open the Joe vehicles today and you know what the best part about these thing is??  That's right boys and girls....STICKERS!!   YaY!  Felt just like a kid again trying to get them all on there just right.  I was least looking forward to the A.W.E. Striker, but it's my favorite vehicle out of this wave, plus it still has the 1985 stamp on the bottom.   :)

Keep em comin Hasbro!

Oh, and my Cobra Driver didn't come with a knife, but Crankcase did.  Not sure why, but these are a steal at $9.99 a pop with the Target coupon so I'm not complaining.  Also noticed that the Snake Eyes and Beachead I picked up both have corrected crotches.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on April 5, 2008, 05:25 PM
I got lucky today and found V2 Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow for $5.99 at Target.  I was getting worried I'd have to drop fifty bucks to get that version of Snake Eyes.

My catching up is complete; now I've just got to bide my time until I find a Major Bludd.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on April 6, 2008, 04:08 PM
No vehicles out yet but I'm actually looking forward to the A.W.E. Striker.  It's a cool design and I never had a vintage one...and passed on the 200x release at TRU.

I haven't noticed the prices at my local WM yet as they haven't had a new single packed figure in 3 or more weeks.  They did get the latest Comic packs though; CG/Cobra, Tomax/Xamot, WW/Ace. 

Target hasn't had single packed figures in about the same amount of time as WM...the last wave they both got was the repack wave...is that 4?  My WM did have the CC, Wet Suit wave though.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on April 7, 2008, 12:49 AM
I put out my Joes tonight and I was struck at how many more Cobra figures I have than Joes

(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/collection/DSC05926.jpg)

Plus four of the Joes are Snake Eyes ::)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on April 7, 2008, 09:51 AM
Our local Target put out the exclusives at the front of the store this weekend, and I was awfully tempted to grab a vehicle or two.  I already had 5 Order 66 packs in the basket, and really don't have room for the Star Wars vehicles I have the way it is - so I passed.  I did have one in the basket momentarily though, $10 for a decent sized vehicle is tough to pass on.

As far as the basic figures, things are pretty dry around here now - although I guess there isn't a whole lot I'm looking for right now.  The Targets in town have next to nothing, usually just lots of the Scarlett/Hawk and Duke/CC comic packs, and sometimes an odd Serpentor or Buzzer figure on the basic pegs.  Wal-Mart was pretty well stocked the last time I went there, but mainly with the same figures as usual (Buzzer, Serpentor, Stalker, etc.)  I haven't been there recently to see if there was a price hike or not.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on April 7, 2008, 10:54 AM
I'm seeing the price hike on a full scale here in KC.  One still has the pegs marked at $4.88 but they ring up at nearly $7.   ::)

Oh, and I saw that a local K-Mart bumped Star Wars up to $8.99.   :o

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on April 7, 2008, 01:41 PM
It's been confirmed that General Hawk (with jacket), Bazooka, Barbacue, Snow Serpent and a black Storm Shadow are coming.

I just saw pics but when I tried to post them here, they were gone.  I'd expect pics soon, though.

And the Snow Serpent is ******* awesome...

Edited to Add:
See pics here (http://www.thefwoosh.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1186780#1186780)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on April 7, 2008, 02:57 PM
Wow, thanks for posting those Mikey.  The whole wave looks pretty sweet to me.  I keep thinking I'll be winding down with these (or should be), but I'd like to get some of these.  I really like the Barbecue, BAT, and Snow Serpent.  I had the vintage Bazooka and BBQ, so those are a couple I'd really like to grab.  Actually, the whole wave looks pretty spiffy to me.  What "wave" is this exactly then?  I get the numbering mixed up sometimes.  Would this be Wave 5 (for 2008)/Wave 9 (overall)?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on April 7, 2008, 03:02 PM
Would this be Wave 5 (for 2008)/Wave 9 (overall)?

That's correct.

I wish I knew about the Hawk coming, I would have passed on the two pack one.  The jacketed Hawk was always Hawk to me, not the two pack version.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on April 7, 2008, 03:06 PM
Thanks for posting the link.  The Snow Serpent looks awesome.  I hope they pack 2 Bats and 2 Snow Serpents per case.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on April 7, 2008, 03:09 PM
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I wish I knew about the Hawk coming, I would have passed on the two pack one.  The jacketed Hawk was always Hawk to me, not the two pack version.

Same here.  I came close to picking up that Comic Pack a number of times (it really seems to warm at our local Target), but now I'm glad I didn't.  Like you said, this is the Hawk I remember more as well.

EDIT: Just looking through the TNI forums, and I guess there are some more rumored figures (from a WM computer).  Who knows if they are true, but just to pass the info along:

Tiger Force Duke
Mutt & Junkyard
Para Viper
Cobra Bazo (how it is listed, speculation is that it is a HEAT Viper)
Croc Master
Wraith

Also mentioned is a "filler" wave (which may already be hitting), consisting of:

Flint
Snake Eyes v2
Storm Shadow
Cobra Officer
Cobra Commander
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on April 7, 2008, 04:21 PM
2-pack Hawk just became random soldier #1.  Is that black ninja supposed to be Kamakura, or just "black ninja"?

I'll pick up Hawk and Barbecue--but if they've got Barbecue, where's Blowtorch?  I've said it before, but if I'm going deep into Cobra territory, I want a guy who starts fires, not a guy who puts them out.

Blowtorch reprazent.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on April 7, 2008, 04:52 PM
BAT is out-friggin-standing... 

That whole wave is nice except for the ninja.  Really great stuff there.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 7, 2008, 11:55 PM
Good lord..............   :o
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 8, 2008, 01:00 AM
Man. The BAT looks great, and I'm glad they're doing this version of Hawk.

This line is going to make me broke at this rate.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on April 8, 2008, 08:53 AM
I noticed that TNI (http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=9&itemid=12767) has some pics up of Wave 5 (or 9) that seem to be different than the Collector's Club pics - and show the figures' accessories.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on April 8, 2008, 10:23 AM
Great looking wave... I hope the army builders aren't too hard to find.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on April 8, 2008, 12:58 PM
These figures look outstanding, that's all that can be said.

Okay, I have to ask a question, though:  Who (or what) is Wraith?  And does anyone have photos of what a "Para Viper" looks like?

(I'd suspect the COBRA BAZO is probably the Heat Viper as well.  Which is nice, since the vintage version had a TON of accessories). :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 8, 2008, 05:20 PM
Does anybody have any extra battle points or whatever they're called?  I'd really like to have a Doc to keep carded, but I'm not buying 6 more comic sets... :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 8, 2008, 11:14 PM
I found the vehicles at Target tonight, so I picked up a HISS and AWE Striker. Hopefully, these stick around for a little while and I can get the Night Specter.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on April 8, 2008, 11:55 PM
BBTS just put up Series 9 for preorder

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/default.aspx
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: J'Quille on April 9, 2008, 09:44 AM
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Who (or what) is Wraith?

Wraith was a character who (forgot his name) had a hi-tech super suit that made him invisible and extra powerful.  He was hired by Cobra for an assignment (again, I forgot).  Later, Cobra Commander had him try to kill the Baroness (her plane exploded and was assumed dead about a year ago).  Anyways, that didn't sit too well with her and she hunted him down and off'ed him.  I think he threatened her (and Destro's) new born baby or something.  That p***ed her off more and she whacked him.  Man, I completely forgot the storyline, but I think you get the idea. 

Jeff

Note to self: Go back and re-read past issues before trying to explain them to someone.  :P
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on April 9, 2008, 12:17 PM
The new wave looks great but I have to say I hate Hawk's face sculpt, he looks like a baby and is still blond! General Hawk was one of my top 5 Joes back in the day, I just do not understand why they insist on making him Blond from the comics. His face should look more seasoned. all things set aside I love this line!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 11, 2008, 04:33 AM
Wave 4 comic packs in hi-res (http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=GIJoe%2F25th_Comic_2-Packs%2FWave_4%2F&dispsize=600&start=0)

Wave 8 carded pics (http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=GIJoe%2F25th_Wave_8%2F&dispsize=600&start=0)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on April 11, 2008, 11:08 AM
It looks like HTS has most of the Wave 8 figures up for order (shipping of 6/26) - I saw that Flint, Major Bludd, Snake Eyes, etc. are listed for anyone interested.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on April 11, 2008, 11:15 AM
Thanks for the link... that Arctic Snake Eyes looks better each time I see it...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on April 11, 2008, 11:53 AM
I see they also now have the first two DVD packs up for (pre)order, shipping in August.  Personally, I want to grab a couple of these since I wasn't able to pick up the earlier DVD sets, and it would be nice to have some episodes to watch.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on April 11, 2008, 12:53 PM
And now Wave 9 (or some of it at this point) is up for preorder (shipping 08/07).  Hopefully HasbroToyShop will come through with these orders.  For as tough as these have been to get a hold of, I went ahead and ordered some figures this morning - just in case.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on April 11, 2008, 01:19 PM
I ordered too, but noticed I could only get 1 of each on the Army Builders/Troops. Oh well, I'll at least get 1.

Use SPRCAT8 for 10% off too.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on April 13, 2008, 03:06 AM
Saw the Joe vehicles today, and believe it or not, I passed!  I just thought they looked so cheap.  Wow.  I was really looking forward to these, so maybe this means I'm done with this line after all.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on April 13, 2008, 08:49 AM
I am going to try to get to Target in about 30 minutes to see if they have any, as well as the fixed crotch V2 Snake Eyes.

Chewie if you are indeed out, let me know, I am more addicted to this line than ever and anything that isn't going to donate it's life to Customs, I would give a good home..
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 13, 2008, 12:20 PM
Saw the Joe vehicles today, and believe it or not, I passed!  I just thought they looked so cheap

Same quality as in the 80's my friend.  I'm very happy to have these vehicles in my collection.   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on April 14, 2008, 10:14 AM
Saw the Joe vehicles today, and believe it or not, I passed!  I just thought they looked so cheap.

Same quality as in the 80's my friend.  I'm very happy to have these vehicles in my collection.   :)

I agree with you, I think these vehicles look great. I cracked open my 2 Hiss Tanks and I love them! The molded colors and textures added from the 80's spiffied up the look. For $10 you will be hard pressed to find a 3.75'' figure with vehicle at that price. I bought 4 Hiss tanks, 2 jeeps and 2 Sharks. I could not pass....in fact I want more!!!!! July cannot get here fast enough.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on April 14, 2008, 01:11 PM
I dunno... I just thought they'd look better in person.  The HISS especially... it if had been pure black like the original, then I would have probably gotten it... it didn't help that the stickers looked like they were already peeling off.  I wish that Hasbro would do away with stickers and just update the paint process so this wouldn't happen.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 14, 2008, 01:20 PM
I agree with you about the HISS.  I would have gone crazy army building if these were black.  Some of my stickers were peeling off, but that's what your thumb is for.   :D   

I really dig the stickers and I enjoyed putting them on the vehicles.  Guess it's just the kid in me...Mikey likes it!  ;D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on April 14, 2008, 01:25 PM
If I weren't so strapped for shelf space, I'd probably have caved in.  I just don't know what to do with this line.  Collect it all?  Pick and choose?  Create a diorama and just fill it up with a battle scene?  Sell what I have?  Not sure yet.   I'm afraid the same it going to happen to me with the Indy stuff.  :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 14, 2008, 01:46 PM
If I weren't so strapped for shelf space, I'd probably have caved in.  I just don't know what to do with this line.  Collect it all?  Pick and choose?  Create a diorama and just fill it up with a battle scene?  Sell what I have?  Not sure yet.   I'm afraid the same it going to happen to me with the Indy stuff.  :-\

I'm in the same boat you're in regarding space, but this Joe line brought back way too many good memories plus the fact that Hasbro is doing a pretty stellar job on these figures doesn't hurt.  It sounds to me that you've tried to bail on this line more than once, but you keep coming back for more - but who can blame you? 

I'm not even going down the Indy route.  I love the movies, but I've never wanted toys from the movie when I was a kid and I still don't.  Most people on these boards seem to think that all SW collectors will be buying Indy stuff, but I don't quite get that.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on April 14, 2008, 04:00 PM
If Most people on these boards seem to think that all SW collectors will be buying Indy stuff, but I don't quite get that.

Neither do I.  I really enjoy the Indiana Jones films, but I have absolutely no desire to buy the toys.
Now, G.I. Joe on the other hand ..... I keep trying to stay away from it, but I just can't.  At least I'm able to control myself enough to stay away from the vehicles.  For now.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on April 14, 2008, 04:44 PM
Quote
Most people on these boards seem to think that all SW collectors will be buying Indy stuff, but I don't quite get that.

Probably because Star Wars fan sites such as JD and RS are posting Indy news on their front page.  :)  I don't get that either, but I see why the correlation is being made.

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 14, 2008, 05:42 PM
More team members (http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/25th-anniversary-3/new-gi-joe-modern-era-wal-mart-computer-listings-7237/) on the way!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on April 14, 2008, 07:07 PM
Who the **** is Mask?

Airborne and EEL I'm excited for.  The rest?  Meh.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on April 15, 2008, 12:20 PM
GO TO HASBRO'S WEBSITE YOU CAN FIND OUT ALL THE FIGURES PLANNED THIS YEAR UNDER HALL OF HEROES:

51 Duke Tiger Force

52 Cobra Wraith

53 Mutt & Junkyard

54 Cobra Para-Vipers

55 Cobra Bazooka Trooper

56 Cobra Croc Master

57 Pilot Scarlett

58 Specialist Trakker

59 Sgt. Airborne

60 Cobra Eel

61 Swamp Zartan

62 Flint in Cobra gear
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 15, 2008, 12:30 PM
I would hope there is more than that for the next 8 months.  Also, what's up with the new Zartan?  Is he not corrected this time coming with his Swamp Speeder thing?  Has anyone heard about a corrected version of Serpentor with his chariot?  I can't believe Hasbro messed those 2 figures up.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on April 15, 2008, 01:11 PM
I'm in for Mutt, Airborne and Eels, but that's about it.  If Zartan comes with his Skier I'll probably pick that up as well, but otherwise I'm happy with the current Zartan.

They're getting the 82-85 narrowed down relatively fast.  As long as I get Blowtorch, Tripwire and Scrap Iron, I'll be content.  :)

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 15, 2008, 01:26 PM
Here's a good read (http://www.hisstank.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7979) in case you're a moron like me who can't ever track down the QnA's.

Can't wait to hear the news on more vehicles!   ;D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on April 15, 2008, 02:07 PM
I would hope there is more than that for the next 8 months.  Also, what's up with the new Zartan?  Is he not corrected this time coming with his Swamp Speeder thing?  Has anyone heard about a corrected version of Serpentor with his chariot?  I can't believe Hasbro messed those 2 figures up.

Well for the next 8 months we have these too:

33 Duke with jetpack and flag

34 H.I.S.S. Driver

35 Cobra Viper

36 Spirit Iron-Knife

37 Snake Eyes with butterfly knife

38 Major Bludd

39 Flint Tiger Force

40 Arctic Snake Eyes

41 City Assault Roadblock

42 Cobra Commander with striped helmet

43 Cobra Officer Night Force

44 Baroness in blue uniform

45 G.I. Joe Hawk

46 Sgt. Bazooka

47 Barbecue

47 Storm Shadow in black

48 Snow Serpent

49 B.A.T.

#50 is missing in their list...but there are 2 #47's.

So that is 30 basic figures roughly.  Not a ton, but I'm happy with the volume.

The new Serpentor is rumored to come with the Air Chariot Vehicle Pack (a Serpie is coming..the question is whether he is corrected)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on April 15, 2008, 07:58 PM
WHERE'S ALPINE?????
Airbourne is such a loser......
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 16, 2008, 12:28 AM
In-package pics of Doc (http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=9&itemid=12811)

Frack, he's on a card. Guess I have to get two of them now.  >:(
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 16, 2008, 11:36 AM
In-package pics of Doc (http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=9&itemid=12811)

Frack, he's on a card. Guess I have to get two of them now.  >:(

Neato.  I had a feeling Hasbro was going to card him.  One of my local buds is helping me out with some extra stickers so I can get one to open.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on April 16, 2008, 02:23 PM
Ok, picked up a HISS today that I plan on repainting.  If it turns out ok, I'll probably try and get another to paint too.  I think that gray could be a good paint scheme for this vehicle.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 16, 2008, 02:54 PM
Ok, picked up a HISS today that I plan on repainting.  If it turns out ok, I'll probably try and get another to paint too.  I think that gray could be a good paint scheme for this vehicle.

Gray would look nice as well.  Post some pics when you're finished.   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 18, 2008, 10:48 AM
That H.I.S.S. could make a good support vehicle for a sandcrawler.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on April 18, 2008, 03:32 PM
Picked up the Night Spectre, and decided it might look ok for a custom Star Wars ship that had crashed -

(http://chewie34.250free.com/041808ship.jpg)

I picked up a few HISS tanks... might paint all three, one as a battle damaged one kind of like this ship.  not sure yet.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Daigo-Bah on April 20, 2008, 12:00 AM
That's funny, Chewie, I just got a HISS and spraypainted it gloss black:

(http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//1451/hiss2.jpg)

(http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//1451/hiss1.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on April 21, 2008, 10:42 AM
Looks great!  I actually painted three HISS tanks over the weekend... not black though - I've got a few extra details that I want to add, then I'll post them.  I'm not going with stickers though.

Yours looks great BTW...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 21, 2008, 12:53 PM
Nice burn job Chewie and the HISS looks much better in the original black Daigo-Bah.

I've recently picked up a GI Joe X-19 Steath Fighter that I'm planning on turning into a silver Naboo cruiser. I've got to find more parts for the missing wing panels.

(http://i6.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/e1/2a/7c00_1.JPG)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on April 21, 2008, 02:11 PM
Dang!  That does look like it has some SW potential... Naboo for sure.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on April 22, 2008, 08:12 PM
I picked up two of the three "Senior Ranking Officers" three packs at TRU last Thursday, leaving the CC/CO/CT pack behind (it was far too similar to the carded versions for me to justify).  It's pretty much three repaints per pack, albeit well-done repaints in all but one of the cases *coughDukehack*, with the Grunt having an odd head.  Still, three well-articulated figures for 14 bucks isn't bad at all.

I also caved in and bought the Black SHARC and the AWE Striker at Target on Friday, when they finally deemed enough time had passed to put their exclusives out.  As cool as the HISS was (and as many fond memories I have of it), I think I'm going to hold off until the jet black version gets released at mass retail. 

Has anyone else not had their checks for Doc cashed yet?  I sent mine off the same day as I did my CW Rex mail-in offer, and that check has been cashed, while the Doc check has not.  I've seen quite a few posters on other forums say their Doc checks have been cashed already, so I'm starting to get more than a little worried.  I'd hate to have my six POPs from those comic packs go down the drain and have to start all over again.   :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 24, 2008, 10:47 AM
Has anyone else not had their checks for Doc cashed yet?  I sent mine off the same day as I did my CW Rex mail-in offer, and that check has been cashed

I haven't sent in either form yet.  They've been sitting on my desk for months.   :-[
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 26, 2008, 02:07 PM
First look at VAMP and black HISS (http://www.yojoe.com/magazine/2008/04/24.shtml)

Good vehicle choices here.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on April 26, 2008, 03:45 PM
That VAMP looks awesome!  One of my favorite vintage vehicles.  The HISS also is nice and I like the black better than blue. 

Do we know what the price point on these is going to be yet?  Will it be in the $10 range like the Target exclusives or will be be looking at the $15 range (higher and I'll probably pass).

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 26, 2008, 06:07 PM
You'd think they'd release the Cobra version of the Vamp (clueless on the name) with the doors/top/windshield thingy to go along with this release.  It would be a perfect Joe vs. Cobra battle.   :D

I guess the SHARC and Firebat are next.  Lame.  Hasbro obviously has the molds - so where's the larger vehicles?  The figures are selling like hotcakes and Hasbro is pulling out the big guns this year with the AT-TE and the BMF Falcon, so why are they so timid from the Joe vehicle standpoint  ???

Do we know what the price point on these is going to be yet?  Will it be in the $10 range like the Target exclusives or will be be looking at the $15 range (higher and I'll probably pass).

Pretty sure I heard that these are $15 a pop.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on April 26, 2008, 07:53 PM
You'd think they'd release the Cobra version of the Vamp (clueless on the name) with the doors/top/windshield thingy to go along with this release.  It would be a perfect Joe vs. Cobra battle.   :D

It was the Stinger (http://www.toytraderz.com/toyandfiguredatabase/v/F-H/GIJoe/Vintage/Vehicles/1984/Cobra+Night+Attack+4-WD+_Stinger_/).  If I was collecting vehicles I'd be all over it, but I'm just going for the figures and we already have a Stinger Driver.

I will say that all vehicles have looked good so far (including these) and it makes me wish I had more room for them.  :)

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 26, 2008, 09:28 PM
Now that's what I'm talking about!  That's one bad ass vehicle!   ;D   - compared to the Vamp that is.

(http://www.toytraderz.com/toyandfiguredatabase/toyandfiguredatabase/d/18053-2/1984stingerloose1.jpg)

Are you listening Hasbro?  Don't make me go on eBay.   :D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on April 26, 2008, 10:48 PM
Now we're talking!  Both of those look nothing short of fantastic.  I really like the Vamp a lot more than the Striker.  I'd like to get about 2-3 of them for display, and make a Cobra base diorama with the Joes attacking it... and speaking of vehicles, I'd love to see them reissue the ASP... and the Stinger too naturally.

I've decided to go with a new strategy on the Joe figures that I don't care for too much - I bought a few Rock-N-Roll figures today, and am going to use that figure as a base for a few simple Joe customs... I like the plain generic look he has.  Probably my favorite figure they've made actually, and he was always one of my favorites as a kid.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on April 27, 2008, 12:56 PM
Hey, don't forget about the VAMP Mark II (http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/84/vampmk2/)!  That was actually my first VAMP version but that same year, 1984, Sears had an exclusive boxed set with the original VAMP and HAL which I think I got for Christmas from my grandparents.

I don't really need to get into the vehicles either, but I did buy the AWE Striker and I'm tempted to get the new VAMP and HISS.  I might get the RAM & Trouble Bubble set also.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on April 28, 2008, 12:03 PM
Man, that's a nostalgia jolt.  The VAMP was the first vehicle I ever got that was just mine, from any toy line.  Because all my brothers collected Star Wars, all of the vehicles were shared domain.  But when it launched, I was the only one interested in GI Joe.  One Easter, I got the VAMP, and it was all mine.

I guess I'll be picking that one up....

The black HISS looks cool, but I've already got a fleet of blue ones, so I'll probably pass.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on April 28, 2008, 04:56 PM
Hey, don't forget about the VAMP Mark II (http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/84/vampmk2/)!  That was actually my first VAMP version but that same year, 1984, Sears had an exclusive boxed set with the original VAMP and HAL which I think I got for Christmas from my grandparents.

The first GI Joe vehicles had come out back in the day...  It was Summer time I remember, and I was taking swimming lessons at the local pool.  I'd just pass my classes really well, and I was pretty excited to be done with it because it was a weird thing I didn't want to do particulary at that age. 

My mom picked me up and my brother up, we went shopping for groceries and stopped at Gold Circle where my mom picked up a Vamp for me because I did well on the lessons, and my brother got Flash and the Launch Pad w/Jetpack. 

It's funny but I can remember every GI Joe purchase like it was yesterday.  Loved my Vamp too, easily my favorite vehicle in the Joe line.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Daigo-Bah on April 29, 2008, 01:48 PM
Oh man- what a wonderful reminder!  I had forgotten about the Vamp II and Stinger, lost in the mists of antiquity of my past (ok, so it was just 25 years ago  :P).  Like you guys, the Vamp was my favorite too.  I greatly prefer the more standard military designs of the '82 and some of the '83 lineup.  Like Chewie said, Rock and Roll is to me more exciting than some of the stranger character designs of a few years later.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 29, 2008, 03:00 PM
(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb172/Eleyre/hmph.jpg)

pretty  :)  - not my purchase btw
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on April 29, 2008, 04:55 PM
yeah... I saw that on RS... SICK!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on April 29, 2008, 06:57 PM
Wherever that guy lives, other Joe collectors are jumping in their cars with really big tire irons. :)

Seriously, who needs that many Snake Eyeseseses?   ::)

(You're goddamned right I'm jealous)  ;D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 29, 2008, 10:50 PM
Guys like that are the reason I had to ebay a set of wave 6 a couple weeks ago.

Edit- bitch and ye shall receive. I walked into WM tonight needing saline solution, and I walked out with a full set of wave 7 plus a SW comic pack. I did what the government wanted me to do with my stimulus check- spend it frivolously.  ::) Of course, I just bought one set and no extras of Snake Eyes or the Viper, even though they were there.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on April 30, 2008, 11:12 AM
The guy who took that pic bought all of those extras for other local collectors.  I do the same thing with Star Wars figures for the guys around here.  I just don't post pics of it.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on April 30, 2008, 02:26 PM
So I was late for work this morning and didn't make my usual trip to the Wal Mart a block away from work.  Sure enough I go there on lunch and they have the entire new wave....minus Wild Bill.   >:(  Damn me and my morning laziness.

Good looking wave overall.  I couldn't give a turd about the new Duke but everything else is peachy. 

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 30, 2008, 02:59 PM
I came across all three senior officer packs at TRU today. Don't know if this is old news. At $15 each it sounded like a ok deal.

(http://i17.ebayimg.com/08/i/000/e8/ae/1f0f_1.JPG)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on April 30, 2008, 08:06 PM
Picked up a Night Specter at Target. Nice vehicle, and a fantastic value for only $10.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on April 30, 2008, 09:09 PM
I also bought the TRU 3-packs today.  This was the first time I've seen all three but it still took a while to decide to buy them.  I mainly wanted the gold CG, Grunt and Cobra Commander.  I like the large Cobra sigil on the v1 Cobra Commander and other paint details.  The Duke, Hawk, red CC, CG, Cobra Officer and soldier are ok. 

I also found w7 at Wal-Mart today.  I really like them all.  However, I'm having a harder time liking the Viper then I thought possible.  It has funky wrists, bad ankle articulation, rubbery toes, loose goggles that fall off all the time, a backpack that won't lay flat against the back and a vest that won't stay clasped.  It looks cool standing there but is hard do much with.

On the other hand the Snake Eyes v3 is awesome and 100% perfect.  I wish they could get all the figures to work this well.  Holds weapons well, great articlation, many great accessories.  Awesome.

Spirt, Wild Bill and HISS Driver are also very cool and it's hard to find anything wrong with them.  I'm still not a big fan of the mid-torso look on the Hiss Driver/Flash.

w7 Duke is cool too.  I'm not big on repaints but the flag stand is cool and jetpack works great on the silver Grand Slam.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 1, 2008, 11:39 AM

Seriously, who needs that many Snake Eyeseseses?   ::)


Showing now in an eBay auction near you...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 1, 2008, 01:33 PM
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b330/abn4584/hasbroad.jpg)

Is that a Conquest I see?   :)

...and what the hell is the Sharc still doing in the sky  ???
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on May 1, 2008, 02:12 PM
You have to admit, the SHARC looks more like a plane than a boat/sub.  Plus, it's more fun to fly something around the room than pretend you have a living room full of water.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on May 1, 2008, 02:28 PM
The SHARC flew...  It was a plane and a sub.  Am I the only one who remembers this?  It was in the cartoon doing that actually.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jeff on May 1, 2008, 02:38 PM
Yeah, I concur with JJ... 

I thought it was both plane and sub (I believe they called it a "flying submarine" or something).  It would fly along and then submerge itself when it needed to for whatever mission it had. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on May 1, 2008, 07:21 PM
Ah, don't recall.  I never had the SHARC as a kid and I don't remember it from the comic.  Although I saw a lot of the cartoons they didn't have as much of a lasting impact as the comics did.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on May 1, 2008, 07:30 PM
Actually check out the vintage one and look at the stickers on it.  It was called the "Flying SHARC" and had stickers of a Shark with wings on it.  They're blue and the shark's clear and shows through as the white/grey color of the vehicle.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on May 1, 2008, 10:57 PM
That's awesome if the Conquest will be available again. That was always my favorite jet for the GI Joe side.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on May 2, 2008, 12:35 AM
I found Wave 7 tonight, and even though I said I was done a few pages ago, I guess I'm not :-X
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on May 2, 2008, 01:56 AM
I'm feeling the same way as you Scott.  I desperately WANT to stop buying this line.  And with going overboard on Indy stuff yesterday... I feel I should.  But who knows.  Damnit...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on May 2, 2008, 10:43 AM
The $6.84-$6.99 price doesn't help either.  I'm not stopping soon with these but the price does make it hard to collect.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 2, 2008, 10:47 AM
I did quit it, but I was paying $4.99 for the 1st 2 waves at Wally World.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on May 2, 2008, 10:50 AM
Wave 8 is an easy pass except for Major Bludd and Snake Eyes, Wave 9 is too keen though to quit just yet :-X
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: John C on May 3, 2008, 10:57 AM
I agree about wave 9.  That Hawk is a must have and I will also buy Bazooka and the Snow Serpent.  Probably the others also.  I will probably only buy Bludd and the Tiger Force Flint from wave 8.  Here's hoping they repaint TF Flint in his v1 colors eventually. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 3, 2008, 02:19 PM
I've not gone "army builder crazy" with Star Wars because I'm primarly a carded collector, but I've been going to town on all of the Cobra Troopers since I broke my rule on this line.  I've probably got 25-30 each of Cobra Troopers/Crimson Guard that I need to find time to crack open.  Guess I've been missing out on all the fun these past 8 years of SW collecting.   It's nice to finally have a line that I like opening and displaying.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Daigo-Bah on May 4, 2008, 01:49 PM
I've finally settled on this purchasing scheme: all characters and most vehicles from the 1982 introductory line, and only the most memorable characters (for me) from 1983 (including Gung-Ho and Doc).  I really love the look of Bazooka and Barbecue, and I had those figures when I was a kid (though I was close to leaving the line), so I'm limiting myself to just the beginning when I was most heavily into it.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on May 4, 2008, 02:12 PM
A few days late, but I found Wave 7 at Target on the morning of the 1st during the Indy blitz.  For all the stink about the umpteen-million Snake Eyes on the market, this one is definitely the best of the bunch.  I think it's easily the best figure of the wave, too.  All the others in the wave are nice, but Snake Eyes is head and shoulders above the rest.

I'm a little irked at the Viper, though.  I had high expectations for him and while he is generally great, the goggles and the rubber feet really detract from the quality of the figure.  Still, as in the past, it's nice to have a generic Cobra that isn't based on the same CT/CO body.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on May 4, 2008, 02:42 PM
I really don't like the Viper either. Every time I try to get a new pose with the arms, the hands pop off.
Spirit and Wild Bill turned out OK but no one will be able to fit his giant Texan ass into any vehicle, and the HISS Driver and Duke are just kinda there, but Snake Eyes really is the winner of the wave.

BTW- I noticed TRU has followed suit with WM and Target and raised their GI Joe basic price to $7.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 4, 2008, 03:22 PM
BTW- I noticed TRU has followed suit with WM and Target and raised their GI Joe basic price to $7.

Ouch.  Even though I'm not picking up the Indy stuff - it's very depressing to see the price tags for the basic figures.  My first Senior Ranking Officer set at TRU was $13.99, but the other two sets got bumped up to $14.99 by the time I found them.  July 26th is going to really hurt at least on the SW front, and I'm pretty sure we're not done with the price increases.   :-\ 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on May 5, 2008, 03:02 AM
I think I might be done with Star Wars. I can't really justify $8 or more per figure, plus the new MOTU line is coming. Then there's GI Joe and the TF Classics this fall. That and, where am I going to put an AT-TE and 2.5' Falcon?

I wonder if the prices on TFs will be increased or not, but that's a different thread.

I was pretty disappointed to see that price increase, especially since TRU rarely gets any Joes in at all. I doubt that's the only line that had its prices raised, though. I might have to drop the carded line now. That would free up a lot of cash.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on May 5, 2008, 10:24 AM
Hey, if you want an up side to the price hike on the GI Joe figures; now SW fans can stop asking Hasbro over and over why GI Joe figures are so much cheaper than SW.

Honestly, though, this bodes ill for Star Wars prices come July.  There's been speculation, even from Hasbro, that prices are going up by as much as $1 per figure (say, $7.99 at TRU/Target) but I'm wondering if it'll be more than that. 

This price hike may be the thing that gets me to cut back on some of the Joe figures.  I thought that I wasn't going to get very far into this line but I've picked up most of the single pack figures to this point and the upcoming waves looked to continue that streak.  I may stop that and just get the handful of characters - if they're made - that I really liked from the vintage days. 

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on May 5, 2008, 06:38 PM
I picked up the Viper, HISS Driver, Snake Eyes, Wild Bill, and Spirit tonight at a local Target.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: John C on May 6, 2008, 01:43 AM
Crazy that they are going to have a Matt Trakker figure in this line, although probably no crazier than the Fridge, Sgt Slaughter or Rowdy Roddy Piper.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 6, 2008, 11:24 AM
Crazy that they are going to have a Matt Trakker figure in this line

Hasbro just released a Transformer named Salvage and it's a homeage to Sanford and Son...Not sure what's going on in Rhode Island.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on May 6, 2008, 12:02 PM
I've finally settled on this purchasing scheme: all characters and most vehicles from the 1982 introductory line, and only the most memorable characters (for me) from 1983 (including Gung-Ho and Doc).  I really love the look of Bazooka and Barbecue, and I had those figures when I was a kid (though I was close to leaving the line), so I'm limiting myself to just the beginning when I was most heavily into it.

That's probably what I'm going to have to do. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Daigo-Bah on May 6, 2008, 01:47 PM
Yeah, it's kinda tough to make all of these exceptions and limitations to my collecting, Chewie!  For SW: only non-SE OT figures and vehicles, for IJ: only ROTLA and some TOD figures, and the previously mentioned GI Joe ones.  The problem comes about in the grey areas: I had a Spirit and Wild Bill when I was a kid, and they're pretty early in the line, but they just don't look all that military-styled (which they weren't supposed to).  I had a Snow Job on my shelf and just thought he looked way too out of place around the green fatigues joes; yet I loved that figure and the snowmobile when I was a youngun'.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on May 6, 2008, 02:18 PM
Yeah, I'm trying to go 100% "classic" Joe too.  Pretty much if it doesn't fall in line with the first few comics, then I'm avoiding it... or at least I say I am.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on May 6, 2008, 04:11 PM
Crazy that they are going to have a Matt Trakker figure in this line, although probably no crazier than the Fridge, Sgt Slaughter or Rowdy Roddy Piper.

Who is the Matt Takker figure?  I don't recall seeing that before.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 6, 2008, 04:21 PM
He's from an awesome toyline from the 80's.

M.A.S.K. (http://www.matt-trakker.com/index.php)  (quick google)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 6, 2008, 05:14 PM
While the concept is cool I would have rather had Alpine instead. This line is going to take a back seat to that God awful movie coming. Every slot is precious.
I loved MASK as a kid and I am sure I will dig this figure in any case. I really want Alpine.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 6, 2008, 05:31 PM
This line is going to take a back seat to that God awful movie coming.

I thought Hasbro said that this line would be running along side the movie stuff?  Those QnA's are spotty though, so maybe I misread?  I do know that the movie figs will carry the same look/scale though.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on May 6, 2008, 07:18 PM
He's from an awesome toyline from the 80's.

M.A.S.K. (http://www.matt-trakker.com/index.php)  (quick google)

No, I know who Matt Trakker is, but how does he relate to the GI Joe line?

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 6, 2008, 10:57 PM
No, I know who Matt Trakker is, but how does he relate to the GI Joe line?

He has nothing to do with the Joe line, and I don't really understand his release myself....But perhaps this is a sign that Hasbro will be upgrading the M.A.S.K. line?  I wouldn't mind and I'd probably be all over them with new vehicles.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on May 7, 2008, 12:24 AM
First look (http://www.yojoe.com/magazine/2008/05/02_vehprev.shtml) at the RAM/Trouble Bubble and Armadillo/Air Chariot sets.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on May 7, 2008, 12:29 AM
Apparently I wasn't asking the question in the right way.  I wanted to know why Matt Trakker was mentioned above in relation to the GI Joe line.

For those, like me, that hadn't heard, there's a Specialist Trakker figure listed for the GI Joe line later this year and there's a Wal-Mart computer entry for him as well.  I guess the speculation is that it's Matt Trakker from the M.A.S.K. line.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on May 7, 2008, 01:26 AM
Who are the Joes with the Dillo and RAM?  Random generic greenshirts or are they half-assing guys like Steeler and putting him in the Armadillo instead of his tank? 

Bummer if you bought Serpentor and wanted the Armadillo...  That'd suck having two of a guy I know I personally didn't care for.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on May 7, 2008, 08:21 AM
Who are the Joes with the Dillo and RAM?  Random generic greenshirts or are they half-assing guys like Steeler and putting him in the Armadillo instead of his tank? 


Half-assing Steeler with the Armadillo and Breaker with the RAM.

I really hope that Tele-Viper comes out on a single card.  I just don't have room for the vehicles and I don't want to buy stuff I don't want to get one figure.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on May 7, 2008, 08:31 AM
JJ....this is hasbro...so not Half-ass...its Has-Ass.  This line has the same affliction that SW has, only in Joe I am less upset by repaints...

EU however...I know this won't be a popular stance, but why is Matt Tracker in Joe?  Yes I know MASK was a toy line in 80's, I get the who "Joe meets Transformers" aspect of it, but here is my take..IF the classic characters we know are truly going to keep coming out side by side with the Movie figures next year, I don't have a problem. IF the classic characters disappear for the Movie figures (like when OT disappears during ANY kind of PT or Clone Wars push) then I am going to be mad that we lost a spot for another Joe..EVEN IF IT WAS A REPAINT of any REAL Joe.  Heck, I would take Cobra-La before we started seeing Joe EU. (and for the record, Cobra La is my least favorite set of characters in recorded history).

So I am reserving the right to be displeased...will I buy it either way?  Probably...they could pretty much crap in a box and call it GI Joe and I'll buy it...look at my Sigma Six collection for proof...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on May 7, 2008, 06:57 PM
(http://www.toytraderz.com/newsimages/200805/07-sdccjoeexclusive.jpg)

SDCC Cobra Commander (http://www.hasbro.com/monkeybartv/default.cfm?page=Entertainment/Videos/VideoSelect&aid=3457)

(http://www.toytraderz.com/images/smiles/icon_neutral.gif)

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on May 7, 2008, 07:11 PM
Okay.  That's kind of....odd?

Kind of interesting, though.  If I can pick one up for cost on HTS.com after the show I might do it but I won't cry if I miss out.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 7, 2008, 10:56 PM
(http://www.toytraderz.com/newsimages/200805/07-sdccjoeexclusive.jpg)

SDCC Cobra Commander (http://www.hasbro.com/monkeybartv/default.cfm?page=Entertainment/Videos/VideoSelect&aid=3457)

(http://www.toytraderz.com/images/smiles/icon_neutral.gif)

John


WTF  ???   Did I miss an episode of G.I. Joe back in the day?   Oh, that's right - I never read the comics just as many other fans as the toys were a bit more important to me as a child.   woo-hoo and stuff. 

This is a super lame exclusive.   ::)

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on May 7, 2008, 10:57 PM
Great, another SDCC exclusive I won't be able to get and will be available from Hasbro months later, AFA graded, for an insane price.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on May 8, 2008, 03:44 AM
Half/Has-assing Steeler irks me...  Not that he's cobbled together out of older parts, it works well with this line generally, but more the lack of his MOBAT bugs me.  That's the dudes ride.  They're also screwing over some poor yinzer from Polish Hill in Pittsburgh...  Come on, the guy's named after the greatest football team in history!

Eh, equally annoying is I actually would like a Steeler figure because he's from Pittsburgh but I won't get him with having to buy a vehicle.  That blows.

Breaker's an odd choice too considering he just was in that 2-pack with his awesome bubble gum.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 8, 2008, 06:11 PM
Finally got around to opening some of my Cobra Night Watch sets and the figures are beautiful!  They also pair nicely with Target's H.I.S.S.  Makes me wish I would have bought another one or two of those provided they were still available....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on May 9, 2008, 12:56 PM
New comic pack prototypes? (http://www.hisstank.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9426)

You can see Nemesis Enforcer, Falcon, and Tripwire. Check it out.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 9, 2008, 01:10 PM
I wish the Iron Grenaider was released as a carded fig instead of a pack-in with Lady Jaye.  Tripwire looks pretty good.  Glad they kept the mines seperated.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on May 9, 2008, 02:10 PM
That Tripwire looks cool.  So does the Falcon figure.  Plenty of accessories with that one.

One thing that I have mixed feelings on is the vintage accessories with some of these figures.  Tripwire and Breaker, for example.  It's cool to see the old style mines, backpack and scanner for Tripwire and the backpack and headphones on Breaker, but I think I'd rather have updated versions of those.

I'm afraid of breaking the headset on Breaker, especially the wire, and it looks like the Tripwire figure will be the same.  Torch's torch worries me also.

I'm also afraid of breaking the antenna on the AWE Striker as well.  With all the rubbery accessories we get out of Hasbro nowadays, you'd think they'd actually use that stuff when it made sense.  Like the antenna on the Striker. 

As much as I like the toys, Hasbro still frustrates the piss out of me most days.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 9, 2008, 02:24 PM

I'm also afraid of breaking the antenna on the AWE Striker as well.  With all the rubbery accessories we get out of Hasbro nowadays, you'd think they'd actually use that stuff when it made sense.  Like the antenna on the Striker. 

The antennas on my Striker are fine - though a bit stressed from being bent down in the packaging.  What I don't care for is Hasbro's cheap take on the small black rubber hoses.  They don't tend to stay in place like they used to in the good ol' days.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on May 9, 2008, 03:32 PM
I'm with you on that as well.  The rubber hose on my AWE Striker isn't bad but it comes off pretty easily and Ripper's accessories won't stay together at all.

The antenna on the Striker are curved on mine, giving it a windswept look, and that's fine, but one of the two has some white stress marks at its base where it attaches to the vehicle and I'm just worried it's going to snap.  I'll just baby it and it ought to be fine.

I guess the choices of plastic by Hasbro just happens to be one of my biggest annoyances with them.  Not using harder more rigid plastic where it make sense and using it where it doesn't.  As I said, Hasbro frustrates me a lot.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on May 9, 2008, 05:15 PM
Hasbro profits at the expense of our suffering.

Or something like that.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on May 12, 2008, 09:36 AM
I found the new Snake Eyes at Target this weekend, but it seemed to be the only figure from that wave that was there.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on May 12, 2008, 12:22 PM
I have seen him twice by himself so far.   I did not think he would be a pegwarmer (not that this line has that many of those around here, even Buzzer and Cobra Commander have found homes).

I figured the peg warmer of this wave would be Jet Pack Duke or Wild Bill (not that either figure are bad in my opinion, just saying)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on May 12, 2008, 01:39 PM
Saw the Viper and Snake Eyes at Target today... and passed!!!  Whew!   :o
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 12, 2008, 01:47 PM
I've yet to find any of the new wave, but I'm sure they'll show up sooner or later.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on May 12, 2008, 02:44 PM
I found most of the new wave at WM on Friday.  I passed on Duke and Snake Eyes but picked up Spirit and Wild Bill.  They didn't have the HISS Driver or Viper. 

I also stopped in a WM out of town this weekend and found a 6 or 8 pegs full of Joe figures but they were mostly duplicates of the same few characters; Cobra Officer and Cobra Trooper, Cobra Commander (mask), Serpentor, Lady Jaye, Buzzer and Storm Shaow v2.  There might have been some Cobra Air Troopers also but I forget.

I stopped at two Targets, 2 WM and a TRU while out of town and most were empty or had only one or two stragglers but that one WM...  ???

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on May 13, 2008, 09:44 AM
TNI (http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=GIJoe%2F25th_Wave_9%2F&dispsize=600&start=0) has Wave 9 carded and loose pics up.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 13, 2008, 12:22 PM
Very happy that I decided to get a carded set to go along with my loose Joes.   :)

I really thought that I'd be going on eBay to start back on all of the vintage figures once this line has started up, but I really have no reason to anymore.  I'll probably cave and buy a vehicle or two though.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on May 14, 2008, 01:28 PM
TNI is reporting (http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=9&itemid=12941) that Hasbro has reaquired the rights to the GI Joe cartoon along with Transformers, My Little Pony and some others.

Maybe we'll get the GI Joe cartoons on DVD out of this!

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 14, 2008, 02:05 PM
That's great news!  Thanks for posting that.  ;D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on May 14, 2008, 03:30 PM
That is really great news.  I hope that means we'll see a re-appearance (or all new versions) of the DVD season sets for Joe (and Transformers).  It would be great timing to release at least one volume with each having movies next summer.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 14, 2008, 03:40 PM
Ya, I'm actually really suprised that Hasbro didn't do this last year with the Transformer flick.  Maybe they were just waiting to line this up with both movies next year or perhaps they thought the movie would flop for some reason?  I paid retail for all of the Transformer sets, but had to shell out $100 for the final set (seson 3 pt2/season 4 pt1) 

I really had no interest in the Joe sets when they were out a few years ago, but I think my thoughts on that has changed since I've been full bore with the new Joe line.   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on May 14, 2008, 11:15 PM
That's great news. I'll hold off on buying that Chinese import of Transformers until I hear what's going on.

I have the first season of GI Joe, but I'd really like the second season since that has more of my favorite Joes in it.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on May 16, 2008, 03:03 AM
Anyone catch the footage on Yahoo of the guy that built his own jetpack and flew over the Alps with it?

It reminded me so much of so many G.I. Joe items.  Namely the Cobra jet Glider, and the GIJ/Cobra foam gliders (coolest Joe toys IMO because they functioned so well).

Anyway, I found it interesting...  Made me think about some of the better Joe toys of old.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on May 16, 2008, 09:06 AM
The C.L.A.W.  That was the first thing I thought of when I saw that on the news last night.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Greg on May 16, 2008, 06:50 PM
Picked up the following for The Dealer:
4 Snake Eyes
5 Vipers
3 Dukes
2 Wild Bills
2 Spirits
2 HISS Drivers

I had to crack open a Duke and Viper to solve transportation issues. Pretty cool figures, and the Viper makes me want to start collecting Joes for the third (or fourth) time.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JayDouble on May 16, 2008, 07:18 PM
Another SDCC exclusive. (http://gijoeclub.com/sdcc08heroes.cfm)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on May 16, 2008, 08:32 PM
Okay, I want that Combat Heroes set!  Timber is awesome!

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on May 16, 2008, 09:50 PM
I hope we get some classic designs before they get all "Movie" looks... those Combat Heroes are gonna be neat. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on May 16, 2008, 11:23 PM
Oh snap, more Joe stuff to buy?

As neat as that looks, I might have to pass on them since I spend way too much as it is.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on May 17, 2008, 01:02 AM
I kind of like that Cobra Commander figure... I wish it wasn't an exclusive.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 17, 2008, 11:55 AM
How did we not see this coming?

very cute though   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: John C on May 17, 2008, 10:09 PM
People started finding wave 8 in Arizona and California today at WalMarts from what I read on other sites.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on May 18, 2008, 02:04 PM
Hopefully, wave 9 BATs aren't too far behind the arrival of wave 8.   
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on May 19, 2008, 11:01 AM
I really like that Combat Heroes Snake Eyes/Timber set, hopefully it won't be too tough to get a hold of.  I have to admit, I'm really becoming a sucker for all these "heroes" lines from Hasbro.  I'll probably pick up at least some of the "classic" looking Joe ones, but steer clear of any movie stuff that we all know is coming :).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 19, 2008, 09:34 PM
Finally scored w7 a week ago, but haven't seen a lick of w8 yet.  v3 Snake Eyes is now my best Joe figure I own.  This was the only version I had of him as a kid and I can't believe how spot on Hasbro was on all of his details.  Nunchucks, visor, sword, backpack, uzi, not to mention his removable double blades stashed on his chest.  Excellent!   :)    This was worth the extra dollar - even with the Target coupon.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on May 20, 2008, 07:53 PM
Got my Wave 8 today.  Very nice.  Tiger Force Flint has a new Head.  Very similar to the original, but smaller in the right places.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on May 21, 2008, 03:48 AM
Picked up wave 8 at midnight off a WM pallet in Maple Grove, MN.

The Python Officer is awesome.  They finally fixed the crotch/hip articulation so the figure can sit and pose more properly.  Also, they enlarged the Cobra sigil on the chest and now that looks a lot better.  I really really hope they take these new changes and finally release the red sigil Cobra Soldier in mass because that's what I've been waiting for since the 5-Pack came out last August.

The Arctic Snake Eyes is very cool and looks awesome with all the cool accessories.  However, the back of his hood interferes with the backpack fitting properly in the backpack hole.

Major Bludd is very cool and well designed.  I can't tell he's Zartan with a new head and paint job.  The only problem with this figure are the missle in the backpack which are removable.  They keep falling off the backpack.  I ended up flipping the backpack 180 degrees so they have gravity holding them in.  Very frustratiing like the Viper goggles.

The Baroness is cool.  Holds her gun well and stands well. 

Roadblock is cool accept for the tiny Charles Barkley head.  He holds his weapon very well.

TF Flint is cool but his hands are very rubbery and he has a hell of time holding his gun with both hands or even one handed sometimes. 

I haven't opened the w8 Cobra Commander v1 but he looks improved.  He's a darker blue, his sigil is larger and his crotch/hip articulation/diaper may have been adjusted a little. 

I saw both a super glossy silver Major Bludd card and a dull silver card.  Also, they had a case of w7 with glossy silver Viper cardback and HISS Driver cardback.  I bought those 2 and didn't notice this until I got home.  I'm not sure if the rest of w7 in that case had the super glossy silver cardbacks but I bet they did.  So if anyone needs those type cardbacks you may want to keep an eye out.  I actually like the new white lettering and border a lot better because they can keep it consitent and not have different shades of silver.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on May 21, 2008, 02:58 PM
I picked up the three new Comic Packs (Firefly/Storm Shadow, Copperhead/Shipwreck, Duke/Red Star) at Target today.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 21, 2008, 04:25 PM
Nice find Neal!  I had no idea these were hitting.  Looks like HTS has them up for pre-order as well.  Shipping 06/12 and I believe there's a 10% off code out there somewhere.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on May 21, 2008, 06:53 PM
Nice find Neal!  I had no idea these were hitting.  Looks like HTS has them up for pre-order as well.  Shipping 06/12 and I believe there's a 10% off code out there somewhere.

Yeah, I haven't heard of many people finding them yet.  I almost missed them because I only casually glanced at the Comic Packs while I was checking out the Joe section.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on May 23, 2008, 11:40 AM
TNI (http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=GIJoe%2FDVD_Battles&dispsize=600&start=0) has a closer look at the first two packs in the GI Joe DVD Battles line.  I'm personally looking forward to these, probably just as much for the DVDs as the figures/accessories.  It will just be nice to have some episodes to watch again - man, I'm having trouble dropping this line :P.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on May 23, 2008, 09:14 PM
I picked up the Arctic Trooper Snake Eyes today.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 25, 2008, 11:36 AM
I got my Wave 7 & 8 cases from EE.
Tiger Force Flint rocks! I cannot wait until they re-release that mold in classic colors. Roadblock kicks but too. My only complaint with these new waves is the Viper's goggles, they fall off too easily otherwise a superb figure.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on May 27, 2008, 09:35 AM
I found (and picked up) a Cobra Viper at Target this weekend.  I also saw portions of this wave at WM (Duke and Snake Eyes), but still no signs around here of Spirit, Wild Bill, HISS Driver, etc.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on May 27, 2008, 02:50 PM
I found wave 8, I think that's the numbering, with Polar Snake Eyes, Flint, Major Bludd, etc.  The whole wave was at WM.  I only bought Snake Eyes and Bludd.

I noticed that some of the figures had both the white and foil GI Joe logo available while others appeared to only have the new white logo on them.  For the variant hunters out there.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on May 29, 2008, 11:17 AM
Passed on the following at Wal-Mart yesterday -

Comic Packs
Copper Head vs. Shipwreck
Duke vs. Red Star
Firefly vs. Storm Shadow

Basic Figures
Cobra Commander w/ plastic jar?
Spirit
Wild Bill
HISS Driver
Duke w/ flag
Cobra Viper x 4

Whew!  Thank God I'm starting to have some restraint with this line...  8)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 29, 2008, 12:50 PM
Cobra Commander w/ plastic jar?

I still think it's Crang for some reason.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on May 29, 2008, 02:48 PM
Wow, I'm behind.  I still haven't ever seen Torpedo.   :'(
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on May 29, 2008, 02:53 PM
Wow, I'm behind.  I still haven't ever seen Torpedo.   :'(

Here either.  I never did see Torpedo at retail around here, and haven't yet seen Wild Bill or Spirit (although they are fairly new).  I have seen the Viper at retail twice now, along with the new Duke and Snake Eyes.  Otherwise, not much on the pegs aside from the usuals.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 29, 2008, 03:28 PM
Ya, I only found w6 twice luckily (one for my carded set and one opener)  I also saw Firefly on the pegs the other day so that's good news for late starters. 

Distribution on this line has never changed since day one and I thought Hasbro said they would be addressing the issue, but apparently not.   :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on May 29, 2008, 09:20 PM
Our Target sources tipped us to some G.I. Joe information if you guys are curious...  Here's the DPCI list that turned up in Target's computer system today.  Sounds like we're the first with this news, even though we're not a GI Joe site.  Go figure. :P

087-06-0441  joe vehicle 14.99
087-06-0904 joe battlepack 19.99
087-06-1092 rhino vehicle w/fig 24.99
087-06-2047 joe large vehicle 24.99
087-06-2067 joe ultimate battlepack 59.99

Since I don't keep up with GI Joe stuff, I'm not sure really if any of this was known or not, but I figured you guys would appreciate the head's up here first. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 29, 2008, 10:06 PM
Our Target sources tipped us to some G.I. Joe information if you guys are curious...  Here's the DPCI list that turned up in Target's computer system today.  Sounds like we're the first with this news, even though we're not a GI Joe site.  Go figure. :P

087-06-0441  joe vehicle 14.99
087-06-0904 joe battlepack 19.99
087-06-1092 rhino vehicle w/fig 24.99
087-06-2047 joe large vehicle 24.99
087-06-2067 joe ultimate battlepack 59.99

Since I don't keep up with GI Joe stuff, I'm not sure really if any of this was known or not, but I figured you guys would appreciate the head's up here first. 

Wow......Lots of suprises in there.  Of course I have no idea what most of it means besides the $20 BP's and possibly the $15 vehicles.  Thanks for posting JJ   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on May 29, 2008, 11:45 PM
Maybe the large $25 vehicle is the Conquest. And I'm curious about the Rhino. Maybe it's a Target exclusive.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on May 30, 2008, 12:40 AM
Not a problem...

Make sure whatever other site picks up the news credits us dammit!  :P
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on May 30, 2008, 07:46 AM
Jesse,

I am spreading the word this morning, did the source have release dates?  After Pictures, that is the most often asked question..

I credited us at the Joe Sites I go to (Hisstank, BrokenArrowToys, Joe Battlelines and TNI) we'll see how long it takes a mod to edit out our link and claim it as their own.  But those are 4 good sites with good communities, shouldn't be an issue.

My thoughts on the list...

WOW gonna go broke... that's it.

If Rhino vehicle with Figure is $25 and Large Vehicle is $25 does that mean Large vehicles don't come with figures?

Battle Packs?  Probably like the TRU ones.  I am good with that. 4 or 5 figures from $20 is never bad (even when we know at least one figure will be a stinker)

Ultimate Battle Pack?  WOW  I can't even speculate.  Hopefully this is 25th Anniv themed and not Movie stuff (not because I am bashing the movie, but I don't want to have to wait)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on May 30, 2008, 08:39 AM
Wave 9 cardback showing shadows of Mutt & Junkyard and Croc Master (http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/attachment.php?do=fullview&attachmentid=1015)

I know Mutt & Junkyard were rumored, but I don't remember reading anything about Croc Master.  I'm ok with him, but I hope this doesn't mean Rapture and Crystal Ball.  Those dudes sucked.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on May 30, 2008, 12:12 PM
Alls I know is that I am itching for some Mindbender

(http://www.myuselessknowledge.com/joe/mindbender.gif)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on May 30, 2008, 12:26 PM
I'm glad to see Mutt and Junkyard likely on the way.  Mindbender would be a good one too.  I'm kind of hoping we'll see a Dusty (the 1985 version was the one I had as a kid) pretty soon too.  I'm still really enjoying this line, its tough to get away from it.  Fortunately, they are starting to cover a lot of what I had/knew of when I was a kid, so that might make it easier.  I picked up a Viper at Target last week, and noticed the price there is officially higher than Star Wars now ($6.84 to $6.64).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 30, 2008, 12:29 PM
Mindbender would be a great choice, he was always a favorite of mine as a kid.  I thought Hasbro already "spilled the beans" on all the figures they're releasing this year - or was that just the carded figs?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on May 30, 2008, 12:40 PM
Mindbender would be a great choice, he was always a favorite of mine as a kid.  I thought Hasbro already "spilled the beans" on all the figures they're releasing this year - or was that just the carded figs?

That's what I was wondering as well.  That list is probably posted here back a few pages, but I don't remember everyone that was on it.  With some people finding the Bludd wave, I wonder when Wave 9 will start showing up (I think HTS says August sometime, but its often much earlier at retail).  How many waves will we have after that for 2008?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on May 30, 2008, 01:51 PM
I don't know, I always thought Mindbender was kind of a dinkus.  Not as big of a dinkus as Rapture or Crystall Ball, but still a dinkus.

I'll still buy him though...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on May 30, 2008, 03:37 PM
Paul, no word on the release dates, it's just from Target's computer system like the Star Wars and Indy DPCI's we've gotten.  Ultimately, thank the Target sources we have because they thought it was good news for you Joe guys around the boards. :)  Pretty nice of 'em.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on May 30, 2008, 04:49 PM
In typical Internet Toy Collector Fashion the reaction on the Joe-Centric Sites... one is ignoring the post because it wasn't posted by one of the regulars, one group seems un-impressed, one is wildly speculating.  Ah gotta love the collecting community.

I'm all for the speculation, also having lived through the Star Wars incarnations of each of these price point releases, it is exciting to me.

The Vehicles we know are most likely to be the 2 packs (RAM/Trouble bubble, Armadillo/Air Chariot) and Vamp and Hiss

The Rhino is by my guess an Exclusive, why else name it.


The Ultimate Battle Pack is the going to be the most interesting, last Years SW ones had:

Old Vehicle (ATST) that had not been out in a while
4 Army Builders
4 Heros
1 New Piece (the Laser Cannon and the "Logs")

Maybe a Python Patrol vs. Tiger Force type thing or as some have speculated Snow Troops vs. Snow Troops.

The reality is we are going to get repaints, no use moaning about it, might as well get some value out of it.  The battle packs and ultimate battle packs do that in my opinion.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 30, 2008, 05:24 PM
The Ultimate Battle Pack is the going to be the most interesting

Plus the Joe one is $10 more than the SW ones last year so there should be more value to the set.

Maybe a Python Patrol vs. Tiger Force type thing

I'd be game for that.  Throw in some repainted vehicles/accessories to go with the figure repaints and I'd be happy.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on May 31, 2008, 01:32 AM
Quote
In typical Internet Toy Collector Fashion the reaction on the Joe-Centric Sites... one is ignoring the post because it wasn't posted by one of the regulars, one group seems un-impressed, one is wildly speculating.  Ah gotta love the collecting community.

So there's a Rebelscum of the GI Joe world too, eh?

Any time you go there, you'd think every piece of Star Wars news originated in their forums mysteriously.  I think half the latest things Scum posted on their front page came from other sites.

It never fails...  Where toys flow, losers follow.

EDIT:

I could be wrong, so I won't say what I was going to, but did someone edit out a Jedi Defender.com link over at that Hisstank place?

Are they really "afraid" of competition from a Star Wars site, which doesn't really talk Joe much but this one thread?

If that's the case, that was an IMMENSELY bitch maneuver on their part...  If they had some kind of news for Joe and were linked here, I doubt we'd really give a ****, so I truly feel sorry for the guy that did that (and their staff if that's their policy on stuff) if that's honestly what they think.  We don't post GI Joe news last I looked... 

Hey, just one more reason I find toy websites goofy on various levels I guess.

EDIT2:

Man, sad...  People actually are skeptical on it?  It's in the Target Computer you tool, go look it up for yourself!  That's funny stuff.  Completely different site by the way, just found it funny someone was eyeing the list suspiciously like we made it up.  Oh man, they're all out in that hobby too I see!  ::)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on May 31, 2008, 06:55 AM
yup a moderator edited my post for me, I'm going back in to fix it.

I know SW is slow right now, but making up Joe news would not be something to kill time for us.  I understand the natural rivalry between us and Hot Wheels guys, but shouldn't SW and Joe get along?  They have at my house since 1982...

I'm hoping the Ulitmate Battle Pack is as cool as the SW one and I didn't even notice it was $10 more for the Joe one...NICE.  Hopefullly that mean more stuff.

As of right now I am fully caught up.

With Flag Points/Battle Points and Comic Stickers I mailed away for 28 Docs yesterday, count the 4 I already had coming and I should be able to trade for the SDCC 2008 Exclusives hopefully.. If not...I army build Docs...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: J'Quille on May 31, 2008, 12:28 PM
You guys keep saying "Rapture".  Do you mean Raptor?  The dude that was an accountant or something like that and dressed up as a hawk with a winged-cape and bird hood, right?  Not one of GI Joes finer bad guys.  :D 

Jeff
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on May 31, 2008, 12:31 PM
I saw wave 8 at TRU yesterday.

Garbage.

I had no reservations whatsoever in leaving them behind.  I didn't even want to buy them to photograph for our Toy Database.   :-\

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on May 31, 2008, 04:02 PM
Got my first of several Docs today.... Jesse, tell your bro his is coming in the next wave (should be a few weeks based on the cashed check)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on May 31, 2008, 05:16 PM
JI say just quit posting at hisstank if that's the way they behave over there... and don't even mention them here.  Ignore them.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on May 31, 2008, 05:34 PM
I think Paul was just trying to spread the news to people there since, like we see in this hobby, people have a habit of NOT leaving the hole they dwell in to realize news comes from all over...  Not just one site.

BTW Paul, I got your message and he reads here, just doesn't post, so I'm sure he'll catch it before I'm home again. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 31, 2008, 07:33 PM
With Flag Points/Battle Points and Comic Stickers I mailed away for 28 Docs yesterday

You have fun with those.   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on May 31, 2008, 08:42 PM
I picked up Major Bludd tonight at TRU.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on May 31, 2008, 09:21 PM
With Flag Points/Battle Points and Comic Stickers I mailed away for 28 Docs yesterday

You have fun with those.   :)

It was a case of having the points and nothing to do with them.  At Joe Con last year, the Hasbro team said this is the LAST Chance to use them.


Plus one is going to be sacrificed to make a 25th Anniversary Indiana Jones Custom

My parents cleaned out their garage and found a baggie with over 300 flag points and catalogs/order froms from 84-87.  If I would have known they were there I would have gotten more of those 12 inch Joe Colton Green Berets back in 93-94.  I would have much rather had those than more Docs.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Daigo-Bah on June 1, 2008, 12:27 AM
Speaking of Doc, I need 2 stickers if anybody has them.  Will gladly trade something or pay for them if need be.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 1, 2008, 04:27 PM
Speaking of Doc, I need 2 stickers if anybody has them.  Will gladly trade something or pay for them if need be.

The new comic packs that are hitting come with the stickers so there's 3 more (if you can find them)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on June 1, 2008, 07:05 PM
(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l27/kevlamb74/SnakeEyes.jpg)

Sideshow Snake Eyes!

I think it's pretty neat, but I think that about all of Sideshow's stuff, and I can never afford it.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 1, 2008, 08:55 PM
Speaking of Doc, I need 2 stickers if anybody has them.  Will gladly trade something or pay for them if need be.

I've got 3 attached to a Card, but they are yours if you want them.

I also have 29 extra BattlePoints/Flag Points if anybody was going to try to get an extra Doc.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 2, 2008, 09:55 AM
That Sideshow Snake Eyes looks pretty spiffy, thanks for posting that Ben.  Like you, I always think the Sideshow stuff looks great, but I can't really afford it either.  Maybe if I gave up all the other "toys" I collect, I could get into that 12" stuff - but I haven't gotten to that point yet.

I saw a few more new figures at Target this weekend, specifically the jet pack Duke and a couple more Cobra Vipers.  Oddly enough, the Vipers seem to be the figure I've seen the most from that wave - weird.  WM is still buried in the same stuff from earlier waves - Stalker, Serpentor, etc.

How much longer will the comic packs be shipping with the Doc stickers - the rest of the year?  I think I'm at four stickers so far, and would kind of like to mail away for a Doc, but I'll have to see if there are any other comic packs I was planning on picking up.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 2, 2008, 01:29 PM
Here's another rumor list (http://www.cooltoyreview.com/story/front/Hasbro_Whats_Next_For_GI_Joe_115005.asp) that I just stumbled upon...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on June 2, 2008, 02:43 PM
Looks like a really cool list... thank God I've slowed down my collecting of these...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on June 2, 2008, 06:56 PM
The red logo Cobra Soldier is what I've been waiting for.  It should have the fixed articulation too.  The Cobra Diver also sounds cool.  The Iron Grenadiers set sounds like a great set too.

Apparently, the Lee's Toy Review mag coming out in June has the new AVAC pilot and Firebat pictured on the cover.  So I would say this list is something to go by. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 2, 2008, 08:14 PM
Ok I'm in on that list...depending what OMEGA FORCE is... especially...why are DUKE and COBRA Commander both in Omega Force?   Has this line "Jumped the Shark" already and they are combining forces to fight "Aliens" or "Monsters"? 

There is speculation (and I LOVE SPECULATION) that the Rhino in Jesse's leaked list (that has now been confirmed by other Target employees, so JJ's not the liar he was a few days ago) is actually a MASK vehicle because they are making that Matt Trakker figure....

Not sure I want that to be true, but I prefer it to the DTC Rhino...I was hoping for Warthog as the "Night Rhino" actually...or an all new vehicle...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 3, 2008, 09:48 AM
In case anyone is still looking, I see that HTS has Wild Bill in stock right now.  Personally, that's one figure (along with Spirit) that I've never seen at retail around here.  Just thought I'd give the heads up for anyone still looking.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 3, 2008, 10:30 AM
There is speculation (and I LOVE SPECULATION) that the Rhino in Jesse's leaked list (that has now been confirmed by other Target employees, so JJ's not the liar he was a few days ago) is actually a MASK vehicle because they are making that Matt Trakker figure....

I never even linked the two together.  That would be so crazy!!   

....Now that I think about it, it doesn't really make sense as this thing would have to be pretty big, plus it would obviously have a bunch of moving parts.  Toss in a figure (the bald guy or his son and T-Bob?) and $24.99 just doesn't make sense.  We'll see what pans out though.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 3, 2008, 11:45 AM
I agree the price point seems to make it not likely, but the "Wishful thinking"  really was kinda out there.

But I thought the $10 price on the Target exclusives was too low to be true.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on June 3, 2008, 01:34 PM
Saw Major Bludd and the new Roadblock at Target today.  Couldn't pass them up.  Damnit to hell.   :-\

Did manage to pass on the Python Patrol Officer, and three more Cobra Vipers (one which was on a "cartoon" cardback)... also passed on the new Baroness and another HISS Driver.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on June 3, 2008, 11:09 PM
Got me a Major Bludd; passed on the rest of the wave.  Bludd's pretty good, except for the dog tags which don't exactly hang naturally.  But isn't the poem on his file card different?  I remember the one as a kid having something to do with "a soldier for hire, like a pawn shop gun" or something like that.  It's always stuck with me for some reason, but it's not on the current file card.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on June 4, 2008, 07:38 AM
Here's Bludd's original file card. 

(http://www.yojoe.com/filecard/83cobras/mjrbludd.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on June 4, 2008, 08:58 AM
Well I'll be darned.  According to YoJoe.com (http://www.yojoe.com/action/83/majorbludd.shtml):

Quote
There is a variation of Major Bludd's filecard. Early cards of his had one version of his poem, later file cards had a second version of his poetry.

Early versions have: When you're feeling low and woozy/Slap a fresh clip in your Uzi/Assume the proper firing stance/And make the suckers jump and dance!

Later versions have: A mercenary's job is a heartless one/I'm a soldier for hire, like a pawn-shop gun/My ruthless tactics keep you on your toes/'Cause I fight 'em all, whether friends or foes!

Neither card seems to be more difficult to find than the other.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 4, 2008, 01:25 PM
Anybody know of any other Joe sites that have QnA's beyond Hisstank, Yojoe, & Cooltoyreview?  Looks like a batch just came out and I'd love to read up on more responses.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on June 4, 2008, 01:30 PM
ToyTraderz is involved but we never get enough questions.   :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on June 4, 2008, 01:58 PM
Decided to break down and buy two Vipers today.  They kind of suck.  Great look to them, but can't even hold the damn gun.

I think I'll be meshing parts with the Cobra Trooper and see if I can make something more to my liking.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 4, 2008, 02:16 PM
Anybody know of any other Joe sites that have QnA's beyond Hisstank, Yojoe, & Cooltoyreview?  Looks like a batch just came out and I'd love to read up on more responses.
It is a version of what Matt does for us with Star Wars and Indy questions.  You have to click to each one though.

http://www.generalsjoes.com/qanda.html
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 4, 2008, 02:22 PM
That's what I've been looking for all this time! 

Thanks Paul!   ;D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on June 4, 2008, 07:59 PM
(http://www.yojoe.com/magazine/2008/05/images/531/IMG_2313.jpg)

^ So apparently this exclusive has Star Wars type of articulation/tooling/etc.

Nice!  If the whole line was made like Star Wars figures, I'd be ****** though.  No way could I pass figures up then.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on June 4, 2008, 10:24 PM
I can totally see that body being used for new versions of Tomax and Xamot in the near future.

I hope this exclusive isn't a complete pain to get like Pimp Destro last year. What a joke that was.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on June 4, 2008, 11:21 PM
Could that, perhaps, be the base for Toht in the Indiana Jones line?  Or any numerous IJ characters in suits (Gestapo, Dr. Jones, etc.)?  Maybe just Hasbro's way of milking it.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jeff on June 4, 2008, 11:36 PM
Could that, perhaps, be the base for Toht in the Indiana Jones line?  Or any numerous IJ characters in suits (Gestapo, Dr. Jones, etc.)?  Maybe just Hasbro's way of milking it.

One of the Q&A answers said...

This figure has an Indy/SW articulation. The only way to do this figure was to share the tooling with Indy;

I don't know if they mean "share the tooling with Indy", as in an actual Indy figure (Professor Jones?) of just a figure in the Indy line (maybe Toht like you said).  Should be interesting to find out!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on June 4, 2008, 11:45 PM
Very...   :)  Thanks Jeff, I missed that.

I see it has the hankie in the pocket (I think?), but Jones did in his government arguing suit, as well as Toht of course.

I think Jones' suit was single breasted though, and isn't this a double-breasted?  My money is that this is the Toht body.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 5, 2008, 02:59 PM
I noticed today that Target finally pulled their Joe vehicles from the back and put them on clearance for $6.98. 

Not a bad deal if you ask me.   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 9, 2008, 12:47 PM
The Star Wars lull strikes again, I received a handful of Joes from some HTS orders over the weekend including the Dreadnoks (comic pack and Buzzer) that I had passed on so far, as well as Snake Eyes Parka and Major Bludd.  I believe a Viper and HISS Driver should hit today or tomorrow as well.  Then I think I just need to find a Wild Bill until Wave 9 hits.  Then I'm going to wind down on these...really...seriously...I hope.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 9, 2008, 05:15 PM
AVAC & Firebat (http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=9&itemid=13053)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 10, 2008, 09:30 AM
So, the AVAC uses the Hiss driver body and Zartan's legs. Looks pretty good, I am really hoping Alpine & Sgt. Slaughter will get made before the movie line hits. So many great Joes so little time.....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on June 10, 2008, 10:45 AM
I'm really hoping for Low-Light.  I'd also like to see Recondo, Airborne and Dial-Tone.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 10, 2008, 12:19 PM
I think "Sgt. Airborne" was on one of the Store Computer lists somewhere.

I want a Recondo for sure.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 10, 2008, 01:32 PM
What do you guys think about a (re) release of the Cobra Hydrofoil?  I know that they released it a few years ago, but I believe it was repainted to be a Joe vehicle.  I wasn't into Joes at the time so obviously I didn't pick it up.  Not sure what TRU charged for it, but I'm sure Hasbro could crank this sucker out being the only larger vintage vehicle that still has a mold - that we know of.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on June 10, 2008, 01:38 PM
Airborne would be one of the only Joes I pick up actually...  He was my favorite as a kid, mostly due to his pretty generic status as a footsoldier.  Thus, he instantly became super Joe to me and had tons of crap I pilferred from Indiana Jones and Star Wars figures because, well, their **** was cooler and smaller...

And for some reason, the smaller the accessory, the cooler it was.  Pistols were in high demand, but usually lost before the ride home was even done.

Anyway, he always wore a Sallah or Endor Han coat for his arctic/mountain missions, he always had a pet snake (Yoda's), and he always carried Snake Eyes' Uzy and a pistol from Han Solo...  He rocked.  When his thumbs or crotch broke, you got a new one.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on June 10, 2008, 01:50 PM
When his thumbs or crotch broke, you got a new one.

I live by the same rule with my women.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on June 10, 2008, 03:51 PM
What do you guys think about a (re) release of the Cobra Hydrofoil?  I know that they released it a few years ago, but I believe it was repainted to be a Joe vehicle.  I wasn't into Joes at the time so obviously I didn't pick it up.  Not sure what TRU charged for it, but I'm sure Hasbro could crank this sucker out being the only larger vintage vehicle that still has a mold - that we know of.

The Cobra Moray?  That came out in 2005 as a GI Joe vehicle.  The GI Joe Fan Club also issued it as a GI Joe Tiger Force vehicle in 2004 and in 2005 as a Cobra Moray again with a blue deck. 

It's a pretty nice ship but I probably wouldn't buy one.  If they re-released the WHALE I'd get one though.

   E...

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on June 10, 2008, 03:55 PM
What do you guys think about a (re) release of the Cobra Hydrofoil?  I know that they released it a few years ago, but I believe it was repainted to be a Joe vehicle.  I wasn't into Joes at the time so obviously I didn't pick it up.  Not sure what TRU charged for it, but I'm sure Hasbro could crank this sucker out being the only larger vintage vehicle that still has a mold - that we know of.

If it was in the deep red that the original was, I'd buy one. I have the 2005 exclusive version, and I'd buy another one easily. Of course, it's one of my all-time favorite vehicles from the RAH line. I haven't fit any new 25th style figures in it, but I don't think they'd look funny. Even if they did, I'd use it to display my vintage Joes.

IIRC, TRU wanted $40 for it. It included Night Force renditions of Flint and Beach Head, which were quite neat, honestly. The only thing I didn't like was the awful marbelized camo plastic they used. It would have been awesome in a olive drab color. Yo Joe linky. (http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/05/morayhydrofoil/)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on June 10, 2008, 06:46 PM
Here's a question someone might be able to answer.  I was thinking that back in the late 90's, maybe early 2000's, TRU had an exclusive version of the WHALE.  I know they had one way back in 1989, but I thought there was one more recently.  Am I just missing it in the YoJoe listings or am I not remembering this correctly at all?

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on June 10, 2008, 07:33 PM
It might have been the NLC, (http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/01/nlc/) a thing from the mid-90s Jonny Quest line stuck in the 2001 line exclusive to TRU.
This vehicle came with Cutter too.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 10, 2008, 08:25 PM
The Club had an exclusive of the Hydrofoil too a few years back at the Convention, it was Blue and Black I believe.  I did not get one, but have seen them offered.

Neal, I don't recall seeing a killer whale after the Night Force Version in the late 80's.  IF IF IF they re-release that, I will be all over that.  Top 5 Vehicle for me for sure.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on June 10, 2008, 10:34 PM
Hasbro had the WHALE in their mail-in brochure up until about 1994.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on June 10, 2008, 10:52 PM
Thanks for the info, guys.  I think I'm mixing the W.H.A.L.E. up with something else.  The reason I was wondering about it is that I doubt that's a toy they'd make now unless they still had the tooling for it.  But, since they haven't released it in a while, I'm wondering if maybe they don't. 

After all, it was just in the last 5 years or so that they released the Mobile Command Center.  If they went that big I wonder why no update to the W.H.A.L.E. unless maybe the tooling is missing or not in usable shape.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on June 10, 2008, 10:55 PM
The WHALE was a favorite of mine too...  Never got a new Cutter after my dog chewed his leg up.  Great vehicle.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: J'Quille on June 10, 2008, 11:09 PM
Ooooh, the WHALE was the coolest!  I still have mine, although the two hydro-fan thingies in the back are busted up.  I always had a soft spot for the Polar Battle Bear (snowmobile) as well.  Must've been that cool commercial for the comic that I liked about it.

Jeff
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 11, 2008, 07:54 AM
I got replacement fins for mine here:

http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/cart/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=203

Originals were too hard to find and the one set I did find, broke when I put them on my Hovercraft.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on June 11, 2008, 11:22 AM
That site is offline right now but I'll have to check it out later.  I still need a couple parts to finish off the vintage W.H.A.L.E. I picked up a couple years ago and some of the rear fan pieces are the hardest and most expensive pieces to find.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on June 11, 2008, 02:08 PM
Picked up Arctic Snake Eyes at Walmart today.  Pretty damn nifty.

Passed on the new comic packs twice now (Shipwreck vs. Copperhead wave).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: J'Quille on June 11, 2008, 09:08 PM
Quote
I got replacement fins for mine here:

http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/cart/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=203

Originals were too hard to find and the one set I did find, broke when I put them on my Hovercraft.

Sweet!  Those are exactly what I need.  I will have to look into getting those at some point.

Thanks,
Jeff
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 12, 2008, 01:35 PM
(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n137/toyman_in/joe.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JayDouble on June 13, 2008, 12:44 AM
Sideshow Snake Eyes is up for pre-order.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on June 13, 2008, 01:03 AM
Ordered the Sideshow exclusive version of Snake Eyes.  Way too expensive but if I passed and missed out then I'm sure I would be paying more down the road. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on June 13, 2008, 02:08 AM
I gotta say, I liked Deep Six as a kid, but in the toon he was a much more "mobile" guy in the big deep sea suit, and so I'm disappointed they didn't seemingly update him in the slightest there. 

And Joe guys getting a repaint of a vehicle already. :)  I'd be pissed I think, but at least this is the version that you should've gotten the first time.

The Firebat and pilot is just amazing.  I remember the one my brother's Terror Dome came with, and how you could order extras to make a swarm of them.  I think I got one at a flea Market and loved the thing...  They looked good around the Night Raven.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on June 13, 2008, 02:20 AM
So, they're making Deep Six, and they've already made Torpedo, they must make Wet Suit next.  :)

(Wet Suit v1 was my favorite Joe as a kid.)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 13, 2008, 08:51 AM
(http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/attachment.php?do=fullview&attachmentid=1109)

The new vehicles were found at a K-Mart on the East Coast.

Let's give credit to Hiss Tank for that news, even though they edit out the JD.com links everytime something generates over here....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on June 13, 2008, 09:26 AM
Sideshow Snake Eyes is up for pre-order.

$119.99 is just stupid for this.  Sideshow's prices on their 12-inch figures are getting out of hand.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 13, 2008, 09:31 AM
$120?  Goo.  I hadn't noticed the price when checking out some pics this morning.  I was half tempted to order it, but not at that price.  They're just getting too expensive for someone on my budget (not that I've picked up many anyways, just saying).  It does look pretty spiffy though, I'll say that.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on June 13, 2008, 12:53 PM
I just noticed that the SS Snake Eyes is up but I can't get on the site right now.  It's set up for the SDCC pre-order at 1:00.  I'll look later.  But, yes, $120?  F that.  Now we know what we can expect for Darth Vader, I guess.  You know there's no way they're going to charge less for Vader if they're getting $120 for Snake Eyes.

I have pre-orders up for Indiana Jones, Obi-Wan in armor and I'm on the wait list for Lara Croft but those three are ridiculous also.  I passed on Aayla and have passed or cancelled all the recent figures except ANH Obi-Wan which is an amazing piece.

But now they're getting into the RAH price range and it's not worth it to me.  I don't know if their prices have significantly increased or if they're just getting greedy now.  Whichever, I'll stick to the 3" unless they put out the AT-AT Driver which is my guy.

And Jesse, on the Deep Six front, that figure is all new with new articulation.  He's not as articulated as the rest of the 25th figures just due to the suit, but he has swivel shoulders, elbows, swivel wrists, and knees.  I think his hips might move too but I'm not positive on that.
   
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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on June 13, 2008, 02:08 PM
I'm such a hypocrite.  I just pre-ordered Snake Eyes.  I finally got in and saw all the detail and accessories on it and ordered it.  Plus it's not shipping till first quarter 2009 so I have time to save/cancel.  If it was shipping this year I'd probably pass.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on June 13, 2008, 03:19 PM
Quote
And Jesse, on the Deep Six front, that figure is all new with new articulation.  He's not as articulated as the rest of the 25th figures just due to the suit, but he has swivel shoulders, elbows, swivel wrists, and knees.  I think his hips might move too but I'm not positive on that.

Really?  That picture looked like a pretty straight re-release of the vintage figure to me...  They hid the joints well then, that's cool.

Will he have the floating feature the old one had?  That would really be a neat throwback.

Paul, no Hisstank credit here!  >:)

;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: evenflow on June 13, 2008, 04:56 PM
120.00 is insane. I dont think i would even support star wars at that price.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on June 13, 2008, 05:58 PM
No mention of the floating feature on the S.H.A.R.C.  The write up in the newest newsletter also mentions that he can grasp things with his hands but I don't know if that means articulated figures or not.  It sort of looks like it in the photos but it may just be because his hands are built open so things will fit in them.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: J'Quille on June 14, 2008, 01:30 AM
Finally saw a Copperhead Vs. Shipwreak comic pack.

Jeff
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on June 15, 2008, 05:37 PM
K-Mart is still pricing their Joes at $6, which is amazing. I found some more wave 8 there and decided to get the Cobra Commander from this wave, just because he has that weird accessory and the silver stripe on his helmet.

I had already found and purchased the rest of the wave at WM and TRU.  ::)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on June 16, 2008, 12:03 AM
Also check K-Marts for the new wave of vehicles.  People have found on the east coast, Michigan, California, Illinois and other states.  I checked a couple but didn't see any on the shelf. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Matt R. on June 17, 2008, 08:45 AM
I scored Wave 7, Bludd, and Arctic Snake Eyes @ kmart last week. first I haven't seen or purchase an new Joe since I got Torpedo and Rock n' Roll, then I found the entire wave 7 except for the HISS Driver, then on Saturday I got Bludd, and Snake Eyes (the only ones I wanted in this wave), I am just missing HISS Driver. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on June 17, 2008, 09:41 PM
Picked up a Viper at Target.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 17, 2008, 10:24 PM
Still haven't had any luck on finding w7 again.  I really need a Wild Bill to crack open.   :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 18, 2008, 08:51 AM
Still haven't had any luck on finding w7 again.  I really need a Wild Bill to crack open.   :-\

If you want an opener let me know, I have an extra on a crushed card.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 18, 2008, 11:29 AM
If you want an opener let me know, I have an extra on a crushed card.

PM coming your way   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 18, 2008, 01:03 PM
ok, iFett your inbox is full...I can't reply.  Send me your full address in a PM....

Oh and on a run today to snag the Droid Factory figs for Rob, I saw remnants of Wave 8 (Cobra Commander with MASS Particles, Roadblock and Tiger Force Flint)

+++EDIT++++

Got the Vehicles today from a source of mine.

I'll take some pics and post them here tomorrow.  The Clutch is really a Great Figure...the Steeler is a real let down.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on June 19, 2008, 10:36 AM
I don't believe you.  I demand pics and a copy of the receipt. 














I keed, because I love.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 19, 2008, 03:27 PM
Ouch.

Ok Pics after work today.

Some observations though.  I like the new lower legs that they were going for on Clutch and Steeler, but the execution lacks a bit.  It is a very Marvel Comic/82 RAH Joe look, so it is good, but they used the upper legs from the SE body and they don't match up well.  Yes I know, pointless without pictures, I am more putting this as a marker to remind myself to take those photos.

The vehicle updates are pretty neat.  I really think the RAM may be mostly new, I don't have access to my vintage one to compare, but the Gas Tank seems very thin.  The Saddle Bags/Pannier Bags can open and that is actually where I found Breaker's pistol.  I can see getting several of the RAM/Trouble Bubble 2 pack, it is by far the best deal.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on June 19, 2008, 03:33 PM
How's the Vamp?  My favorite Joe vehicle as a kid...  Small, but had the most play value to it to me, for fast chases and stuff.  Loved that thing and beat the hell out of it.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 19, 2008, 03:56 PM
It is very nice...the new gun with the hoses and stuff is very neat.  And like I said before, this Clutch is very cool.  If he didn't have Duke's wrist articulation, he would be the ultimate for sure.  I'm not thrilled with the boot holster...but I can get over that.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Matt R. on June 19, 2008, 09:30 PM
I got my Doc Today, He is great except for those dumb duke arms. He is one of my favorites figures they did so far.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on June 19, 2008, 09:33 PM
Are the tools and stuff are separate pieces on the new Vamp or just painted?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 19, 2008, 10:17 PM
Wow, didn't even notice/check that till you asked...the E-Tool on the front fender is removable and molded in Gray.  The Bedroll is removable (in fact you have to take it off to put a sticker on)...the hood opens too....

And now (sorry Aly no receipt)....pics...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/DSC00395.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/DSC00396.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/DSC00397.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/DSC00404.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/DSC00405.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/DSC00406.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/DSC00407.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/DSC00389.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on June 20, 2008, 01:32 AM
Thanks for the pictures.  Got to love those Tele-Viper wrists.  Looks like the figures sit a little high n the VAMP and look right at the bar.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on June 20, 2008, 02:24 AM
That Clutch is a good looking figure.  But the Duke arms...  ::)

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on June 20, 2008, 05:16 AM
Looks like I'm going to hate the Tele-Viper. Damn Viper arms.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 20, 2008, 12:19 PM
Anybody else going to the Joe-Con next weekend?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on June 20, 2008, 03:09 PM
I'll be at the convention.  I arrive on Wednesday afternoon.  This will be my fourth Joecon in a row.  Ever since it was in Minneapolis I've been hooked and I can't miss these things.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on June 20, 2008, 04:04 PM
I wish I was going.  I ended up ordering the Base Commander's package for the AT set, along with the Base Camp but I have a feeling I'm going to miss out on a Land Adventurer souvenir.

I keep crossing my fingers that they'll come somewhere closer to NY than they have been and that it won't be in a year when I'm already doing a Celebration or something.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on June 21, 2008, 12:31 AM
I ended up ordering the Headhunters set and bagged set.  Also, after seeing the AT video and pictures at the Joecon sight I was sold on the Sasquatch and Base Camp set.  I ended up ordering that one too.  I hope they have an AT exclusive like the helicopter in the video.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on June 21, 2008, 11:23 AM
What are these sets you're talking about?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on June 21, 2008, 01:00 PM
The GI Joe 2008 JoeCon is next weekend in Texas.  They have two exclusive sets available.

On the 3.75" front they're doing a set called "Cobra Headhunters (http://gijoeclub.com/conventions/dallas/rah08preview.cfm)."  The set has 15 figures including Gristle, Headhunter Guards, Headhunter Stormtroopers and B.A.T.S.

The 12" set is "Search for the Sasquatch (http://gijoeclub.com/conventions/dallas/12inch08preview.cfm)."  It includes a 12" Joe, 12" scale Sasquatch and a bunch of accessories.  There's also a souvenir set "AT Base Camp (http://gijoeclub.com/conventions/dallas/12inch08souvenirPRE.cfm)."

Plus there will be other free figures/accessories and souvenirs you can purchase at the show.  There's a 3.75" parachute drop figure and there will probably be a least a 3-pack of Joe figures and a couple vehicles in the 3.75" scale.  And, based on a teaser video on YouTube, people are speculating on a 12" Land Adventurer figure or a vehicle.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on June 22, 2008, 07:02 PM
Wave 5 comic packs! (http://yojoe.com/magazine/2008/06/22.shtml)

They all look pretty great, except for the Falcon using what looks to me like Duke arms.  ::)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 22, 2008, 07:33 PM
I dig em like Honey Smacks except for yet another CC.  To think....When I was a kid - I only had the armored version and I really wanted the hooded/domed version, but for some reason Hasbro wasn't as insane as they are today.  Who the hell stole the name  "Nemesis Enforcer"  ???  Really loving the Iron Grenadier.  Wished they would have released him on a basic card.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Reid on June 22, 2008, 11:31 PM
Never thought they'd do Cobra La in the new line. I guess Crystal Ball and Ice Cream Soldier can't be far behind? That pack's a definite buy for me.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on June 23, 2008, 03:50 AM
Tripwire and the Iron Grenadier look great, and Falcon is pretty cool, too.

What are the odds of those figures seeing single-carded re-releases?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 24, 2008, 03:24 PM
I would have rather they used the new Tiger Force flint Arms on Falcon, still looks cool. I also agree with the very common sentiment of questioning the Iron grenadier pack with the Gold Destro. That sucks for army building that figure. Overall nice packs, at least the CC is in his dictator outfit and not the standard issue that we have been given several times over.

Hasbro, Alpine & Slaughter please!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 24, 2008, 05:10 PM
ok, any JD.com guys going look for me around the Broken Arrow Toys booth on Friday and Saturday.

I am hoping to bend the ear of the Hasbro guys this week too.  I'll post details and Pics in here from their 2 Round Tables.  Friday is the rest of 2008 General Release Products and Saturday is 2008 Exclusives and 2009 Main Line (non movie) product.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 24, 2008, 05:16 PM
Can you put a bug in their ear for me about getting some more (larger) vehicles Paul?   

Hope you and anyone else going have a good time down there.   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Muftak on June 24, 2008, 06:55 PM
Never thought they'd do Cobra La in the new line. I guess Crystal Ball and Ice Cream Soldier can't be far behind? That pack's a definite buy for me.

Not only is Crystal Ball coming, but his head is being p/rehashed for the Star Wars EU Talon Karrde figure:

(http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//1562/cpthrawn.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 25, 2008, 04:46 PM
I thought they said they were kidding about that...

Ok JoeCon has coughed up the first great find for me....snagged the New Snow Serpent....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on June 25, 2008, 11:00 PM
Arrived in Frisco, TX on Wednesday morning for Joecon.  Here are some pictures.  I will be uploading more pictures throughout the convention.Joecon Pictures (http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/5197300_i9SUe)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on June 26, 2008, 12:09 AM
I was just reading through the Joecon comic and on page 30 they mention Hotwire and B.A.T.-Mech LE 500, Bullhorn and his S.W.A.T.-R.T.V. LE 400, S.W.A.T. 3-Pack with Low Light Long Arm and Shockwave LE 600. 

I took a picture.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on June 26, 2008, 12:28 AM
Hey, I was just posting "thank yous" over on the GIJoeClub web site for your pictures!

Good info on the 3.75" lines.  I'm crossing my fingers the Low Light/Shockwave/Long Arm sets in the club store after the event.

Any word on other 12" souvenirs from the show?

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 26, 2008, 12:18 PM
More vehicle listings in WM's computers courtesy of hisstank

Firebat - 65356932840
Fang & Claw - 65356933557
Cobra Stinger - 65356938196
Atck Cannon Cl - 65356938195
DTC HISS
SHARC

I really wish they'd take a chance and release something a bit bigger.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on June 26, 2008, 08:23 PM
More pictures coming now.  I was having trouble with my upload connection but now its working again.  I had to stop posting to get down to the club store early which was a lot of fun watching them set up and all. 

(http://www.smugmug.com/photos/320591643_Njxe6-S.jpg)

Just got back from the club store where I spent $700. Wasn't expecting to do that but they had some nice exclusives and surprises. I just started posting some pictures from the store. I was having trouble with my upload connection but now I'm back to uploading to my gallery.

http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/5197300_i9SUe (http://"http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/5197300_i9SUe")

Bought:

Wave 9 case of 8 which includes Torpedo, Wild Bill and the 6 wave 9 figures.$65 - limited to 1 per person.

Doc $20 -in protector - USPS didn't mess this one up - they had about 40 or less of these.

Shipwreck/Copperhead $5 each x2 -all comic packs $5 each.
Another loose Headhunters set $145.
Club Cobra Commander $20.
Sky BAT $20.
Headhunter T-Shirt $20.
2003 Anaconda boxed set w/o cover $100 -they had 20 of them.
SWAT 3-Pack $65 each x2 - limited to 2 per person
RTV w/ Bullhorn $75 - limited to 1 per person
Hotwire w/ Mech $45 - limited to 1 per person
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 27, 2008, 08:18 AM
Nice Haul.

I had the guys setting up our booth snag me the Wave 9 case.

For those not attending....pics are up at ... Hisstank.com (sorry JJ, but had to give em props)...and my partner in the store has spent time with them, so I am going to olive branch them..

http://hisstank.com/gallery/Hasbro-Dealer-Room

Cobra Extremes Troops.... Desert and Arctic  THESE LOOK AWESOME.

Pics of the Greenshirts from the Firefly vs Greenshirts pack

Desert Flint

Pilots 3 pack (like the TRU ones) with Ace, Wild Bill and Starduster
Navy/Coast Guard 3 Pack  with Cutter, Deep Six (like the single carded) and Yellow Joe Diver (cartoon style)
Iron Grenadier 3 Pack with IG Destro, IG and Sgt. Major I belive (think CG 3 pack, the SarMaj is just an IG with diff paint)

Some other Random stuff that I am sure will have stories by 2pm this afternoon at the Hasbro Presentation (I will report in after that)

They also have the Sketch/Schematics for  DUSTY!!!! and the PARA-Viper....

Star Wars picked a good year to abandon the OT for me...but I may not buy another SW fig again with these Joes..
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on June 27, 2008, 08:41 AM
Man, just like last year, I wish some of the customs on the last couple of pages were coming - Big Boa, Sci Fi and the Techno Viper look awesome.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on June 27, 2008, 10:20 AM
I like the reuse of the Indiana Jones truck as a Cobra vehicle.  That didn't take long. 

Love the Night Viper, Cobra Arctic Assault Squad and the 3-pack with Cutter, the diver and other fig.

But, who is this Black Banshee?  Looks like a ripoff of General Grievous.  And I'm surprised by all the Cobra-La stuff.  Never liked that back in the 80's, don't really care for it now.

Definitely some very cool stuff on the way.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 27, 2008, 10:34 AM
I like the reuse of the Indiana Jones truck as a Cobra vehicle.  That didn't take long. 

But, who is this Black Banshee?  Looks like a ripoff of General Grievous.  And I'm surprised by all the Cobra-La stuff.  Never liked that back in the 80's, don't really care for it now.

Definitely some very cool stuff on the way.

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I think those are customs.  I'll get more info when I get to the show.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 27, 2008, 10:53 AM
So is everything on the third page a custom   ???
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on June 27, 2008, 11:59 AM
Ah, yeah I see the Hasbro custom sign in some of the new photos.  

You know, Hisstank has some good information and it's nice to see early updates direct from the con but I have to question the usability of their site.  When every article has to have the footnote "To View the new Images click the Title Bar" maybe you're doing it wrong.  Plus, focus.

Spiderpumpkin has had some awesome shots up, though.  I'm drooling over both the 12" and 4" sets from the con this year.  Well, more specifically, I'm drooling over the 4" souvenirs.  The SWAT 3-pack, Hotwire and the RTV all look like awesome pieces.

I actually ordered the Base Commander's package and the Base Camp set last week but hadn't heard anything back about the order.  I chalked it up to them being busy getting ready for the con but now hearing that the Base Camp sold out I'm hoping my order is okay and I'll still get the set.  I'm also kind of hoping that the SWAT pack makes it to the club store but I'm not holding out too much hope of that.  If it does, though, I'm definitely ordering a set.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on June 27, 2008, 07:41 PM
Was a fun day here at the Convention.  Th e parachute drop was a lot of fun watching but I didn't catch any on the balcony of floor 2 where I was standing. 

Ron Rudat and Kirk Bozigian's 1982 In The Beginning seminar was awesome.  They had a lot to say about how the whole toy line was created.

The Hasbro seminar was ok but they weren't giving out much information other than the fact that they like variants.

The sales floor was awesome because I hit the jackpot within the first minute at one dealer.  Here's a picture of my haul.  I'm also posting video and pictures from the sales floor.  I did have a video from Thursday night but it got messed up and I couldn't recover it.  I also may have a video of the parachute drop later.  These will all be in my Joecon gallery. 

gallery (http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/5197300_i9SUe/1/321100702_Voihz)

(http://www.smugmug.com/photos/321100702_Voihz-M.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 27, 2008, 09:45 PM
Great Haul....

Looking forward to tomorrow's Hasbro forum...Exclusives for 2008 and 2009 Mainline releases.

I am making a prediction here.....Target Exclusive Rattler...

Oh and the Bird in the first pic of page 11...that is a Dove.  They are abundant...until the First Weekend in September when you won't see any...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on June 27, 2008, 10:40 PM
Sounds like you're having a good time Paul...  :)

I'll never get over the fact GI Joe can support a con like this and SW really probably couldn't.  I think GIJ is the true toyline king.  It's amazing how many times they've come back.

Hopefully the exclusives are available...  I'm thinking my bro would like the Cobra in cool blue suit at least. 

I hope some year I can go to this and hang out with you Paul, just for the sake of doing so.  They JUST (as I typed this) showed the parachute drop on Channel 11 news here in Pitt...  Friggin' sweet. :)  I'd be doing that all weekend unfortunately.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on June 27, 2008, 11:34 PM
I am making a prediction here.....Target Exclusive Rattler...

I'm making a prediction; TRU Exclusive Rattler.

Think that's the "big" piece they're showing tomorrow or maybe something else is coming?  I'm so crossing my fingers for a WHALE.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on June 28, 2008, 02:21 AM
I was thinking Cutter in the pack there killed the WHALE...  I'm surprised how many loved that thing like I did.  As a kid I thought it more as a play piece than a vehicle because of its size.  Action sort of centered around it more than you ran around with it...

Love the figures pictured so far too...  The Cold Weather Cobra pack is something I wish I'd had as a kid. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 28, 2008, 07:41 AM
I am making a prediction here.....Target Exclusive Rattler...

I'm making a prediction; TRU Exclusive Rattler.

Think that's the "big" piece they're showing tomorrow or maybe something else is coming?  I'm so crossing my fingers for a WHALE.

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It is One of the big items.  My buddy setting up our booth in the dealer area (our booth is about 2 away from Hasbro) saw it and was told Target.

There were a couple large boxes on the "Cart of Secrecy" that they rolled into the Seminar/Q&A thing.  But one was the Conquest (which I think we already know about).

Some neat stuff...the Destro Iron Grenadier Comic Pack has a MUCH better Iron Grenadier than what Prototype Pics showed.  And there will be a Chase variant with Destro's Helmet being black.

Combat Heroes is a GO and will be in stores before Christmas.  3 Packs Pictured:  Snake Eye w/Timber vs Zartan, Bazooka vs. Firefly and Duke Vs. Cobra Soldier (I can't recall if they showed the last one)

The DDP Wraith with have a chase figure that is clear.

They wouldn't talk much about the Movie or the Comic license.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on June 28, 2008, 10:43 AM
That Paraviper is pretty sweet.  Even though it's a totally made up figure that wasn't in the original line, I think I'll pick it up.  Mutt & Junkyard and Croc Master also look good.

Sucks that Dusty, Quick Kick, Short Fuze and Scrap Iron are in a multipack.  I'll hold out hope that they get released on a single card.  I also don't have the room for the vehicles, so I've been passing on them so far.  It would be nice to get Deep Six, AVAC, Steeler (and the previously released Crankcase and Grand Slam) however.

Looking forward to what today might bring.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 28, 2008, 11:15 AM
Looking through some of the pics this morning, and it looks like there is a lot of nice stuff on the way.  I kept telling myself that I'd wrap this line up after the BBQ/BAT wave, but I see some others that I'd like to grab.  Dusty was one of my favorite Joe toys as a kid, so I'm in for that pack.  I like the new v2 Snake Eyes as well, so I hope to get that as well.  Plus, there are some others (Mutt/Junkyard, Quick Kick, etc.) that I always wanted as a kid, so there's some appeal there too.  I'm awfully tempted with some of the vehicles in this line, even from a nostalgia point of view, but I don't really have room for the Star Wars ones the way it is.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on June 28, 2008, 01:10 PM
So, if I'm reading Hisstank right, Flagg playset for the Joe line?  Confirm?

If so, Holy ****.  << Edit, I think I'm just reading their review wrong.

As for the Conquest, I think that was one of the worst kept secrets because it was in an adveritsement a couple months ago and we already had every other vehicle in the ads confirmed at the time.  That one was pretty much expected.

As for the Rattler, I've heard from a couple places that it would be TRU but maybe that changed or they all had bad info.  Either way, it's a cool vehicle that will be fun to see on the shelves again.  << Edit; Looks like BOTH the Conquest and Rattler are Target exclusives...and once again, it appears that Target and Hasbro are really in bed together.

And let me throw in another request for the WHALE.   ;D

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 28, 2008, 05:49 PM
So, if I'm reading Hisstank right, Flagg playset for the Joe line?  Confirm?

If so, Holy ****.  << Edit, I think I'm just reading their review wrong.

As for the Conquest, I think that was one of the worst kept secrets because it was in an adveritsement a couple months ago and we already had every other vehicle in the ads confirmed at the time.  That one was pretty much expected.

As for the Rattler, I've heard from a couple places that it would be TRU but maybe that changed or they all had bad info.  Either way, it's a cool vehicle that will be fun to see on the shelves again.  << Edit; Looks like BOTH the Conquest and Rattler are Target exclusives...and once again, it appears that Target and Hasbro are really in bed together.

And let me throw in another request for the WHALE.   ;D

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There is a Flagg in the new Animated Series....GI Joe: Resolute ...no Toy is currently planned.

As Far as Hasbro and Target...when it comes to exclusives they said they look for Partners and only Target consistently steps up to the plate.

So that makes for the rest of the year:

Tru Exclusives:  3 packs---Navy, Airforce, Iron Grenadiers.  5 Packs-Crimson Guards and Firefly vs. Green Shirts
Target Exclusives: Rattler, Conquest, Ultimate Battle Pack (Mobat, HISS, Blue Trouble Bubble, Jump Pack, Destro, Cobra Soldier, Hiss Driver, Destro, Cobra Commander, Short Fuse, Steeler, Stalker, the Desert FLint is NOT in this pack..it was shown in Error according to my source)
Online Exclusives: Desert 7 Pack and Arctic 7 Pack.
Wal Mart:  NOTHING.

And the downer of the day....

Mighty Muggs....Joe has JUMPED the Shark...and I don't mean the "SHARC" that they seem to think is so in demand.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on June 30, 2008, 01:44 PM
There's definitely some good stuff coming from the Joe line.  The most exciting things for me to come out of the con this weekend were that the Club will be doing a Talking AT Commander and accessory set for him, and they are talking about doing a 3.75" line of AT figures.

Also, if anyone attended this weekend and bought an extra S.W.A.T. 3-pack and is looking to sell or trade, LMK.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Greg on June 30, 2008, 10:01 PM
Boy oh boy, these new Joes look sweet. Every time I pass these guys at Target I want to restart this line. The stuff displayed at Joecon looks awesome. Desert troopers, Greenshirts, a tank, a Rattler (looks like an A-10 Warthog... is that right?) Everything is so cool looking. If it weren't for the amount of Star Wars stuff coming out and the HTF nature of the basic figures, I'd be all over this new stuff. You Joe collectors are probably going to have a blast this fall!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 1, 2008, 09:56 AM
some random photos from the con..I'm sure you've seen them at other sites.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/DSC00430.jpg)

Note the Pilot Helmets for both Ace and Wild Bill (Ace's helmet is behind Bill's right foot)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/DSC00424.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/DSC00425.jpg)

The images in preorders show a Croc Master for the Desert Set, not sure what we will end up getting.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/DSC00411.jpg)

My next MUST HAVE figure.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/DSC00421.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/DSC00422.jpg)
Jesse, this figure comes with a very "Normandy"-ish helmet netted helmet.  Think FJ in the Bocage.

I don't have a picture but the new Paraviper (an awesome fig in person) comes with an FG42 1st Model with (modern) folding stock and spike bayonet.

The other camera has better shots, but Alyosha has it, so it is up to him to post the goods.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 1, 2008, 10:44 AM
Who is the skeleton guy supposed to be  ???
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on July 1, 2008, 11:05 AM
Attila the Hun from Arise, Serpentor, Arise.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: jedipurge on July 1, 2008, 11:43 AM
Attila the Hun from Arise, Serpentor, Arise.

Is he apart of a set/battlepack?  other skeletons?
wanting some skeletons for a dio, the AoD skeletons have been too hard/expensive to get ahold of.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 1, 2008, 01:08 PM
He is part of the DVD pack.  I am getting several of them (for the Dusty's) remind me when they hit and I can hook you up with the extra ones.  They are due in the Fall.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: jedipurge on July 1, 2008, 06:31 PM
He is part of the DVD pack.  I am getting several of them (for the Dusty's) remind me when they hit and I can hook you up with the extra ones.  They are due in the Fall.

absolutley.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 2, 2008, 02:18 PM
Question - is your Target down to 1 peg for basic figures?  All of the Targets in my area are, and that peg is empty.  What happened to this big distribution push Hasbro was talking about a few months back  ???
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on July 2, 2008, 03:26 PM
Our local Target seems to be down to one peg as well, and that's filled with other stuff at the moment (other military figures) - and a lone Cobra Trooper.  They have plenty of comic packs (3 pegs I think), but that's about it for the Joe area right now.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 2, 2008, 05:43 PM
Part of it might be due to the Star Wars release on 7/26.  My guess is that the toy aisle, action figure section at least, is going to get an overhaul.  If Target isn't getting in a lot of Joe product, maybe they dropped it to get other stuff on the shelf with anticipation of the reset later this month.

Besides, Target is getting two huge Joe exclusives so it's not like they're going to permanently do away with all the space for them.

At my store they don't even need more than one peg, they never have enough stock to cover more than that.  They get a case, sell a case.  Wait a month, get a case, sell it.  Rinse, repeat.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on July 3, 2008, 09:38 AM
At my store they don't even need more than one peg, they never have enough stock to cover more than that.  They get a case, sell a case.  Wait a month, get a case, sell it.  Rinse, repeat.

That's a good point.  Our store actually wouldn't need much more than one peg either, as there hasn't been more than a peg's worth for awhile either.  They've had the same Cobra Soldier and/or Buzzer hanging out for quite awhile now.  WM on the other hand, just has boatloads of Joes, but they're all earlier ones (Serpentor, Buzzer, Cobra, Stalker, etc.).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 3, 2008, 11:00 AM
The Wal-Mart in Binghamton, NY had probably 8 pegs full of figures last time I was there (about a month ago now) and they were all Serpentor, Buzzer and one of the Cobra troopers.  Either Cobra or the Officer, I forget which.  But they had dozens each of just those figures.

For the life of me, I can't figure out how, with 6 figures per case, they could have ended up with that many.  I've never researched the case packs for the Joes but it seems ridiculous that they got, probably, 20+ cases and sold all but those three?  Now it sounds like you're seeing the same thing in one of your stores.  Very odd.

Although, I guess it's no different than one of the local TRU stores having 20+ 2006 Saga Naboo Soldiers.  It just seems impossible that a store could receive enough cases to have these types of counts on one or two figures, especially when I've never found any of the OTHER figures from those waves at those stores.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on July 3, 2008, 11:09 AM
My Wal-Mart stocked up today, and I snagged Barbecue, HISS Driver, the new Hawk, and Torpedo.  The Torpedo was on a plain white logo card, but I was just glad to see him as I missed him the first time around.  Plenty of Wild Bills, Spirits, and Vipers.

I swore I wouldn't buy Barbecue, because I didn't have him as a kid and never really liked the idea of a fireman Joe, but he's a pretty good looking figure.  The universe can only be put easy if they release a Blowtorch, though, as I always preferred the guy who started fires to the one who put them out.

They also had the new(ish) comic packs.  I passed on Copperhead & Shipwreck and commie guy and Duke (I ******* hate Duke...quit making him!), but picked up Firefly and Storm Shadow.

I wish that would have been the carded release Firefly....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 3, 2008, 01:21 PM
Good score on the new Joes.  That Firefly figure from the comic pack is awesome.  The Stormshadow isn't bad but I agree, I would have liked to have seen Firefly as a single carded figure.  I like the previous release since it's a throwback to the vintage version.  But this new one rocks.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 3, 2008, 01:53 PM
Stopped by another Target today.  Sure enough a lone-empty peg, but it had a $7.99 tag on it.  A $3 increase in less than two years.  Nice   ::)

Copperhead's right lower leg broke right off as soon as I got him out of the package.  First time that has happened to me with this line.  FF is pretty sweet, but I'm really diggin that new SS moreso.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on July 3, 2008, 08:18 PM
For the life of me, I can't figure out how, with 6 figures per case, they could have ended up with that many. 

Just nitpicking here, but a case of Joes has eight figures in it.

I also noticed the new $7.99 price today at the multiple Targets I stopped at.  The Indy figures are also now $7.99.  We might as well get used to it now .....

 :(
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on July 3, 2008, 10:00 PM
I think I'm down to pick/choose on Indy figures.  And $8 for GI Joes?  Inexcuseable considering they own the property...  no way in hell they should cost anywhere close to licensed stuff.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 4, 2008, 12:37 AM
You're right, Neal, 8 figs per case.  Still, it's a lot of leftovers on the pegs at that Bingo WM store.

$7.99 here tonight on the Joe figures as well.  I actually didn't pay attention to the Indy figures.  We've known for a while that we'd probably be paying $7.99 for SW figures starting with the new waves in July, guess these others are just priming us for it.

It's looking more and more like price is going to start forcing me out of purchases.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 5, 2008, 07:12 PM
$15 a fig in 2015?  I think so with the way things are going.

Found w9 this morning at a store I hate.  Fabulous looking wave except for the black SS.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 5, 2008, 10:41 PM
The Vehicles are hitting at Various WalMarts..none here in Dallas/Fort Worth yet, but some in Texas...so be on the lookout...

My closest Wal Mart said not till the 16th...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on July 5, 2008, 10:52 PM
I picked up the B.A.T. and Snow Serpent today at Target.  At $4.99, I would've grabbed Hawk, Bazooka, and Barbecue as well.  At $7.99, the other figures can wait.
 :(
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on July 6, 2008, 11:32 AM
I found Hawk, Bazooka, and Barbecue at the local WM yesterday, but they hadn't jacked the prices up to 7.50 yet, thankfully.  Absolutely no sign of the BAT or the Snow Serpent, but they had at least 10 each of the Wild Bill and Torpedo recards (with the white logo), so apparently someone decided to army build right out the gate.  I only hope those two are as easy to find as the Viper has been.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 6, 2008, 09:19 PM
That Hawk is a real good figure.  This wave is really a winner all the way through..I don't even "HATE" the Ninju-Ku (he is my least fav in the wave, but I'll take International Variants, if they will do them)

I got a case at the Con, I was able to sell the Wild Bill and Torpedo at out booth/table.

No Vehicles in today's search...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 7, 2008, 06:05 PM
Found the newest wave at Target tonight.  The whole wave looks really well done.  Nice paint jobs all around, the details on them are nice as well.

I only bought Hawk which I think was the best of the lot.  I wish we'd known this figure was coming earlier, I'd have passed on the comic pack.  Hawk was the only reason I bought that one but this blows that out of the water.

At $7.99 each I didn't really feel that I needed the rest of them.  Bazooka and the Snow Serpent were the most tempting. 

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on July 7, 2008, 06:14 PM
The other camera has better shots, but Alyosha has it, so it is up to him to post the goods.

Whatchootalkin'boutBruceWillis?  Those pics are posted here:  http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/forum/index.php?board=30.0

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 9, 2008, 01:47 PM
Anyone been to HissTank (http://hisstank.com/gallery/Joecon-Official-Product-Images?page=2) lately?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 9, 2008, 03:08 PM
There's some good looking stuff in there.  The Battle Pack with Snake, Bludd, CC and Quick Kick is a loser but do we need that for our MASS Device?  If so, ****.

The other set with Serpentor, skeleton and B.A.T. and Dusty rocks, though.  The Rattler looks good as do the Firefly vs Green Shirts (DUKE ARMS!!!!) and Crimson Guard sets.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on July 9, 2008, 03:27 PM
Yeah, definitely some nice stuff in there.  I've avoided vehicles with the Joes (just don't have room for them), but seeing some of the jets/aircraft makes it awfully tempting.  I always wanted things like the Conquest, Skystriker, and Rattler when I was a kid - so it makes it more difficult to pass on things like that.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 9, 2008, 03:42 PM
Ya I've been biting off not buying some the vintage vehicles on eBay since this line started in hopes that Hasbro gets around to more of them so I welcome the Conquest and Rattler with open arms.  :)   Probably going to get several of each.

Regarding the new photos - everything looks great for the most part, but what's up with the new Serpentor?  I think he still looks like **** even though they fixed his head.  I just don't like the sculpt they used for his body.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on July 9, 2008, 03:47 PM
The artwork for the ParaViper is pretty slick.  And the figure kicks all kind of ass.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 9, 2008, 05:48 PM
What I like about the DVD Cobra Commander is that he has 2 usable hands instead of one fist.   And the Hood is hanging naturally and not "swishing" like the other ones.

The ParaViper was all kinds of cool at the Con... I was really impressed with the artwork on the new (never released before) figures.  Makes me hope they actually do the book of card art that someone asked them about in the QnA...for the record the answer was "We'll have to look into that, nothing is currently planned"...

Unlike the answer when the gentleman asked them why there was no cultural diversity in the Firefly vs. Greenshirts pack when previous TRU greenshirts were ethnically diverse....the answer then was and I'm paraphrasing here..."........well....um.....you see....who wants to watch the Video again?"
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 9, 2008, 06:22 PM
I was wondering what the answer to the diversity of the GS set was.  They were talking about it over on the club board but I don't think anybody actually told what Hasbro's answer was.  The guy that asked the question goes by KingofPain on the boards over there...I think his name is RaShawn.

It's a legit question though.  I guess the budget answer is they didn't have a headsculpt, that would take a helmet, that was generic enough and they didn't want to sculpt a new one.  But they could at least have taken a Hawk, Duke or Flash head and gone with a Hispanic look at least.

Not to get into a whole racial debate but that was a missed chance for Hasbro to do something like that rather than wait for a named character that's not a white male.  About the same time that the previous Green Shirt set was out they did the Cobra Infantry set and they included a black trooper.  So it's not like Hasbro has no track record of doing diverse figures...it's just not the current team, apparently.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 9, 2008, 09:26 PM
They actually answered it, but it was like you said, they were not in the tooling plan for this one, but promised more diversity in future generic packs.  It was just funny that KingofPain who is ethnically diverse himself, asked the question and got the dumbfounded looks from the crew.  They pointed out that one of the Desert Cobra's is in fact "diverse" and that they look for every opportunity to add a mix into each generic figure available and in the future would have more time to commit to proper representation.  It was just funny that they all looked at each other, shrugged and then forced the newest team member to answer the question.

They seemed sincere in their response, it was the Deer in the Headlights look before the answer that was classic.

A few of us were joking with KingofPain afterwards... he said he would wait till they got the sculpts all fixed (crothes and arms) before he got upset about it and that he asked it jokingly.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on July 10, 2008, 12:08 AM
Got my Wave 9 set from BBTS today and wowza what a great set of 6 figures across the board this one is.  Two of my favorite Joes growing up were Bazooka and Hawk and these 25th Anniv versions are phenomenal.  The BAT was also at the tail end of my run in the vintage line and this new one is great!  I also really dig the Snow Serpent and BBQ.  And while the black Storm SHadow really does nothing for me its not a bad figure and rounds out pretty much a perfect wave!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Daigo-Bah on July 10, 2008, 12:53 AM
I don't know how many waves back I'm behind.  I haven't seen anything new since the one time I saw a Torpedo and a Rock N Roll.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 10, 2008, 10:42 PM
HOLY ****!!!

Snow Sepent and B.A.T. are now my favorite Joe figures.  They're FANTASIC!!!  I'm going to town on these when/if Target/WM decides to restock them.  Footloose was a fav of mine as a kid and he's obviously bulked up so hopefully we'll get Slaughter and Fridge to go along with him.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 12, 2008, 05:28 PM
Stocked up on a bunch of $7.99 Serpents and B.A.T.'s at Target.  Looks like they're finally willing to put Joes on the pegs.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 12, 2008, 07:51 PM
I picked up a Firefly (w3) and Snake Eyes (2008 w1 all black) today at K-Mart for $5.99.  K-Mart, surprise, surprise, is now the cheapest in town for Joes.  I'm sure it won't last much longer, though.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 15, 2008, 09:21 AM
I got Joes for my Birthday Yesterday...sadly I already have most of them, so I thought before I took them back I'd let you guys have a crack at them.

I have BarbeQue, Bazooka, Ninja Ku, Hawk v2, Wildbill on the new card and Torpedo on the new card.

Let me know...

I did get the RAM and Trouble Bubble 2 pack as well..
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 15, 2008, 10:58 AM
Happy belated b-day Paul!

I did get the RAM and Trouble Bubble 2 pack as well..

Do these vehicles have a street date for some reason?  None of the 4 "big box" stores in my area have these yet.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 15, 2008, 04:15 PM
I have not seen the vehicles either I have them on preorder with wave 9 from EE. No signs yet.

Nice to see figures reissued but I am disappointed that they did not correct the reissue Flint's arms. I really hate the Duke arms and would like my favorite character fixed. Some say this is a non issue but I have to disagree.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on July 15, 2008, 06:22 PM
I saw something weird today at a grocery/department store--eight pegs full of Valor vs. Venom single carded figures:

(http://img.nextag.com/image/G-I-Joe-Valor/1/000/005/739/344/573934439.jpg)

They had a bunch of Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, Baroness, Tele Vipers, Sand Vipers, and Night Creepers, and a few of Dusty, Ace and Stalker.

I go into this store once or twice a month, and this is the first time I've seen them.

I suppose there was a crate in the back that somebody finally found, but there were lots of dedicated pegs with price stickers ($2.99).

Anyone else seen anything like this?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 15, 2008, 07:34 PM
That's an odd one.  CoolToyReview had that report about new single carded figures, with no weapons, showing up at KB and speculated they'd be in Dollar stores or grocery stores and such.  But those are on 25th art style cards.  The list of characters sounds similar, though.

I'm actually hoping to find a few because there's a Night Force Beachhead in the set using the RAH sculpt and not the new VvV or DTC style. 

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 15, 2008, 08:12 PM
Happy belated b-day Paul!

Do these vehicles have a street date for some reason?  None of the 4 "big box" stores in my area have these yet.

Thanks!!

NO street date that I am aware of, I got mine from Smalljoes.com

Some say this is a non issue but I have to disagree.

I agree with you, the arms are terrible.  Thankfully they finally have them fixed.

I saw something weird today at a grocery/department store--eight pegs full of Valor vs. Venom single carded figures:


I saw a fresh box at KB recently too... I just assumed they were overstock from somewhere.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 15, 2008, 10:36 PM
Some say this is a non issue but I have to disagree.
I agree with you, the arms are terrible.  Thankfully they finally have them fixed.

The reissue pictures shows the old arms, they did not fix them yet on the classic colors. Did you see a corrected classic Flint with the Tiger force arms? If so share the link.

FYI - I found the black hiss Tank at TRU tonight.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 16, 2008, 08:30 AM
Sorry I was not more clear...as a go forward they will fix the "wrist".  Tiger Force Duke will not have suicide wrist articulation, his forearm will swivel at the shirt.

The however did not fix it in time for Falcon.

The Hasbro designer we were talking to said the "Hall of Heroes" wave Flint "SHOULD" have the TF Flint Arms.  The repacks are just that repacks. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 16, 2008, 10:57 AM
Nice to see figures reissued but I am disappointed that they did not correct the reissue Flint's arms.

Are they re-releasing w1 Flint??   He's the only carded figure I'm missing and I'm not willing to pay a small fortune on eBay for him.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on July 16, 2008, 12:56 PM
Nice to see figures reissued but I am disappointed that they did not correct the reissue Flint's arms.

Are they re-releasing w1 Flint??   He's the only carded figure I'm missing and I'm not willing to pay a small fortune on eBay for him.

Yes they are. (http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=view&album=GIJoe%2F25th_Reissues&pic=Flint.jpg&dispsize=600&start=0) It's on the new style of card, lacking the silver, but hey, it's w1 Flint.  :)

I suppose they're saving the corrected version of this Flint for a future Battle Pack or something.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 17, 2008, 12:47 AM
Good to hear that he's getting another go.  Sucks about the cardback and his arms, but I'll take a $8 carded figure over a $20-$40+ carded figure anyday.  That'll do pig.  That'll do.  Yes I'm quoting a movie - not you.   ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 19, 2008, 12:42 PM
The wrists on that Flint destroyed the figure, that was one I was going to buy until i saw it in Walmart.  The joint could have been hidden up by the rolled up sleeve.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: J'Quille on July 20, 2008, 12:42 AM
I was at Target tonight and saw the DVD packs with figures.  They had the : Roadblock, Lady Jaye w/out cap (finally), Destro, creeper vines and weather dominator, and the Snake Eyes (w/ glowing feet), Timber, COBRA trooper, Baroness in scuba gear, Stalker w/ jet pack and part of the MASS device.  Each for $19.99.  Man I wish I was still collecting these figures! 

They also has the 12" Bazooka, Flint, Cobra trooper and Dusty figures/dolls.

Jeff
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on July 20, 2008, 01:46 AM
Found the new DVD packs at Target today.  I think most Target stores have these now but it may be hard to get someone to get them out of the back room. 

Opened them up a little while ago and the figures, accessories and DVDs are all well done. 

Really like all the figures a lot even though they are repaints for the most part. 

Baroness is my favorite of the lot.  Wish the flippers were removable.  Feet may have been too small to make this work?

Destro is awesome with chrome head. This sculpt was my favorite of all to begin with and still sets the standard for this line.

Radioactive Snake Eyes is unique and cool looking even though it's yet another SE version. 

Stalker looks cool in yellow and green camo and comes with a cool jetpack. 

Lady Jaye's new head sculpt looks a lot better then the previous prototype pictures.

Roadblock has the same awful hands and is repainted a little.  Lease favorite of mine.  Plant accessory is cool.

Cobra Soldier has the newly resculpted waist piece which really helps.  Cobra sigil on chest is way too big but is just like in the cartoon.

Weather Dominator is very nice but a couple parts don't stay together very well when handled. 

MASS Device is cool so far.  In the meantime you can take the Weather Dominator and connect that to the top of the MASS Device base until the other parts come out.

DVDs have great packaging and the DVD itself has great artwork printed on it.  Haven't watched them yet.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 20, 2008, 03:06 AM
I found the DVD packs at Target yesterday also and picked them both up.  The MASS Device and Weather Dominator are pretty cool.  Can't wait to finish off the MASS Device, though.

I like the Baroness the best out of the figures with Lady Jaye a close second.  I'm glad I passed on the carded version of Jaye for this one.  The rest of the figures I could easily pass on.  Although the Cobra Soldier is a good enough army builder.  And I agree that the Destro is a nice figure, just how many Destro's do you need?

One note, if you're picking these up make sure nobody has tampered with them.  On the back where the MASS device piece is, the stands and bio cards are taped into the package above the window.  Since the window is open someone could easily reach in and take them out if they wanted...or if the tape wasn't applied right the stands, at least, could fall out.  I noticed when I got home that the stands in set 1 were loose on one side and flopping around in there and then realized they could have fallen out if the other side of the tape failed.

I'm looking forward to watching the DVD's.  Overall, though, I think $19 is a helluva deal for a movie, 3 or 4 figures and the accessories. 

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 21, 2008, 10:08 AM
I found these DVD packs too, the value of them is unmatched. I love the Lady Jaye and Destro(they finally painted his eyes. My only complaint is that my Destro's nose was scratched, so I have to get another set of these. I really look forward to seeing this format continue. Maybe they will redo classic Flint with corrected arms in one of these packs next year. A Sgt. Slaughter would be nice too.

I also saw the new vehicles and comic packs, they do not sit on shelf for long so grab them when you see them.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 21, 2008, 03:52 PM
The gizmos in these packs do nothing for me as I was either too busy with my Joes or I missed the episodes.  The repaints look pretty meh so I'm not really 100% on these.  I assume the DVDs have the episodes with the gizmothingies?  That may sway my opion on these sets.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on July 22, 2008, 01:34 AM
use code UTYXOETG for $5 off $50 or more purchase.

Target.com Rattler and Conquest Pre-order (http://www.target.com/gp/search/602-2403589-3223014?field-keywords=gi+joe&url=index%3Dtarget&ref=sr_bx_1_1&x=0&y=0)

I ordered up 2 Rattlers in case I can't find them at a store.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on July 22, 2008, 01:40 AM
Do any of you guys, and I know some are into customizing these, get into using Power Team Elite vehicles?  I know they've done some vehicles even in Joe colors, but man their Warthog would make great "wingmen" for the Rattler with very little work...  Some generic cobra pilots in there and you're doing great for a cool "ceiling" hanging set-up.

Just a thought to you Joe guys...  The PTE Humvees are pretty ideal Greenshirt transports too, or whatnot.  Cheap stuff, displays good.  Not that anyone needs more **** taking up space.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 23, 2008, 07:58 PM
Hiss tank has pics of the stuff for the rest of the year...

Good luck finding Eels in the Dallas Fort Worth Area...my all time favorite Cobra Army Builder....this is going to make my VOTC Arms race with Rob look like a skirmish.

The Sky Hawk looks good... even the Matt Trakker from MASK looks good.  There are some dogs in the group, but overall I'll be ok with it all.  I think it is the euphoria over the Eel though...perhaps I will get more critical.

An odd thing though...the Tan Flint that was part of the Ultimate Battle Pack then NOT part of it...is in the Case with the UBP again...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on July 23, 2008, 08:06 PM
Do any of you guys, and I know some are into customizing these, get into using Power Team Elite vehicles?  I know they've done some vehicles even in Joe colors, but man their Warthog would make great "wingmen" for the Rattler with very little work...  Some generic cobra pilots in there and you're doing great for a cool "ceiling" hanging set-up.

Just a thought to you Joe guys...  The PTE Humvees are pretty ideal Greenshirt transports too, or whatnot.  Cheap stuff, displays good.  Not that anyone needs more **** taking up space.

I've been thinking about it quite a bit.  I prefer most of those "real world" designs over quite a bit of the vehicles from GI Joe actually.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on July 23, 2008, 10:35 PM
My local Target did their reset, and now they have six pegs for the basic figures. You know, they really seem to have a sense of humor since they've never, ever received more than two cases at one time.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 23, 2008, 10:47 PM
My local Target did their reset, and now they have six pegs for the basic figures. You know, they really seem to have a sense of humor since they've never, ever received more than two cases at one time.

You made a funny!  Unfortunately   ::)     I've never seen any of the 4 "big box" stores stock more than a case or two at a time.  Kinda sucks seeing empty pegs each and everytime you visit these stores which isn't always such a pleasure.  Hasbro has acknowleged the fact that shipments were light months and months ago and they said that they would up the anty, but no dice.  I'm caught up though, so I'm not complaining, but I can understand as a wave (box) of figs can be gone in one single swoop.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 24, 2008, 08:29 AM
I get scared and excited at the same time with empty pegs...

When I walk by the overloaded pegs (and endcaps) of Indiana Jones stuff, I know that line has an unneccessary death coming, and mostly because the first two waves are SO ubiquitous that there is no way the next wave will see retail in my area.

I know the demand/legs of GI JOE vs Indy cannot be considered the same but still, I do prefer empty to over full.  I don't want empty all the time because as we have all experienced, if they can't keep stuff on the pegs, they will just eliminate the pegs no matter how hot demand is. 

But enough of that...how bout pics I found of stuff that I cannot wait to have in my Mits....sorry JJ but HISStank gets the props, they had the images up yesterday by the time I got home... Yojoe.com has some great images too.

(http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/attachment.php?do=fullview&attachmentid=1684)
(http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/attachment.php?do=fullview&attachmentid=1687)
(http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/attachment.php?do=fullview&attachmentid=1688)

Those are the highlights for me...





Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on July 24, 2008, 09:37 AM
That EEL kicks all kinds of ass.  It's awesome.  I don't know about that Zartan, though...I'll have to see one in person.  The inclusion of the swamp speeder, however, finally justifies the $8 price tag these things are gettng.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on July 24, 2008, 10:34 AM
I'm down for the EEL and Airborne, they look great.  I'll probably buy the Mainframe and Scrap Iron comic packs just to get those figures.  Passing on everything else.  I don't have room for the vehicles and don't want any of the repaint/pilot/cobra dressed released figures.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on July 24, 2008, 02:36 PM
I'll be buying Airborne, as he was my favorite Joe...  He'll look good with Firefly, my favorite Cobra, on the TV stand.

The Eel is everything I wanted as a kid...  The removable brain bucket and gear...  Incredible looking figure.  Maybe the best one pictured overall.  Is Airborne wearing a chopper helmet (I see a mic there) as opposed to his old camo netted helmet with goggles?  Looks like they mixed that up some to change it on the cardback and then on the figure also.

No problem Paul...  :)  They seemed to have the problem with us, not the other way around.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 24, 2008, 03:48 PM
Lots of good stuff coming out.  This line continues to impress me.  Glad to see a few more vehicles in the mix as well.  Still hoping we get one of the larger jets or something around Christmas time.

Question - the Techno Viper (custom, or no?)  The Vipers were always my elite Cobra team as a kid and it's nice to see another one out there.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on July 26, 2008, 01:57 AM
There's some more sightings of wave 9 in California.  Maybe a new shipment from China has arrived and more will hit the stores by next week sometime.  The wave 5 comic packs will probably start hitting this weekend or next week since the Club received them.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on July 27, 2008, 04:10 PM
Does anyone know if the HISS Driver that comes with the black HISS comes with a pistol?  Long story, but just wonderin'....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on July 27, 2008, 11:42 PM
I see they showed Matt Trakker this week, any news as to what they are planning there?

(http://www.cooltoyreview.com/SDCC08/Hasbro/GIJoe/IMG_4691.JPG)
(http://www.cooltoyreview.com/SDCC08/Hasbro/GIJoe/IMG_4693.JPG)
(http://www.cooltoyreview.com/SDCC08/Hasbro/GIJoe/IMG_4694.JPG)

Are we going to see more coming?  If so, I might just pee a little in my undies
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on July 28, 2008, 12:10 AM
If you look up in the top right hand corner of the figure's card (where it usually says "As Seen on TV" or whatever), it says "Mobile Armored Strike Kommand," so they're not hiding any balls.

Interesting....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 28, 2008, 09:50 AM
Any ideas as to when the exclusives will be up   ???
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on July 28, 2008, 10:12 AM
If you look up in the top right hand corner of the figure's card (where it usually says "As Seen on TV" or whatever), it says "Mobile Armored Strike Kommand," so they're not hiding any balls.

Interesting....

I didn't notice that...interesting.  If we start seeing more MASK characters, that could be very tempting for me as well.  I really liked that line as a kid.  I'm definitely in for Matt Trakker, even if we don't see others.  Kind of cool that they are including them in the Joe line.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JayDouble on July 28, 2008, 11:33 AM
Any ideas as to when the exclusives will be up   ???

CCs are up now.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 28, 2008, 11:58 AM
They were / are.  I've been battling with that stupid website for the past 45 minutes trying to get these suckers.  Got all the way to the final checkout screen several times but it kept timing out on me.  Now I'm getting a notification that all the blue suited versions are sold out   ???   Phone number is worthless as is trying to contact them online. 

I'm done.  Going to wait.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 28, 2008, 01:23 PM
Had a lot of trouble but got in on one each of the Cobra Commanders. 

Went back later and bought the SW SDDC exclusive as well.  I'd left a second blue suit CC in my cart for when the SW set went up, just to see if it would reserve it for me but didn't seem to.  So, just one of each on the CC.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 28, 2008, 01:34 PM
I had tons of problems with their site, but I managed 2 black versions.  If anyone comes across an extra blue suit, I'd like to trade.

Didn't Hasbro acknowledge the shortage of Destros last year?  I'm pretty sure they said that CC would be available in larger numbers, but that doesn't appear to be the case.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 28, 2008, 04:39 PM
I seem to recall Hasbro saying that but I don't know if that applied to the blue blaser variant or just the regular run.  Plus, with the heat the Destro had from last year, it might have gotten people to purchase more at the show this year.  The show alotment also might not have any bearing on what's on HTS.com and maybe more will show up later as CCs get denied or whatever.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on July 28, 2008, 06:11 PM
Glad to hear some you had luck buying the Cobra Commander today.  I'm not that interested in the figure but if anyone wants to sell the podium I'll buy it.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on July 29, 2008, 12:11 AM
If you look up in the top right hand corner of the figure's card (where it usually says "As Seen on TV" or whatever), it says "Mobile Armored Strike Kommand," so they're not hiding any balls.

Interesting....
Yeah I saw that my Mormon Friend, it was a ball tickle, no doubt.  Which is why I yearn for more 3-3/4" M.A.S.K. figures, especially Brad Turner who I had a man-crush on in 5th Grade

(http://www.virtualtoychest.co.uk/m/mask/maskcondorfig.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 29, 2008, 01:06 PM
I'd be down for a full ressurrection of M.A.S.K.   :)

Found the new comic packs this morning at Target.  Now I just have to back track and pick up the vehicles & DVD sets I've been passing on these past few weeks.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on July 29, 2008, 02:52 PM
If you look up in the top right hand corner of the figure's card (where it usually says "As Seen on TV" or whatever), it says "Mobile Armored Strike Kommand," so they're not hiding any balls.

Interesting....
Yeah I saw that my Mormon Friend, it was a ball tickle, no doubt.  Which is why I yearn for more 3-3/4" M.A.S.K. figures, especially Brad Turner who I had a man-crush on in 5th Grade

(http://www.virtualtoychest.co.uk/m/mask/maskcondorfig.jpg)

Mmmmm...Brad Turner.  He was so dreamy.

I think I'll avoid the MASK guys, but the overlap makes sense.  Cobra?  V.E.N.O.M.?  In the real world, they'd TOTALLY be related.  Plus, it's only a matter of time until Hasbro retrofits the Boulder Hill Playset for use in the GI Joe line, they way they have for Star Wars and Indy.

This way, maybe they can retrofit Boulder Hill as...Boulder Hill.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on July 30, 2008, 04:52 AM
Does the Breaker that comes with the RAM cycle come with the bubble gum and/or backpack?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on July 31, 2008, 02:30 AM
No, he does not.  He comes with one pistol in black for the holster on his belt, and the other pistol in gray for the thigh holster is in a saddlebag on the bike.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on July 31, 2008, 08:38 AM
Bummer.

Thanks for the answer.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 31, 2008, 01:03 PM
Anybody know if the new comic pack Destro has both heads in the package?  My Destro is wearing his gold head, but I can't see the black one in the package and I'd hate to be stuck with that version.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on July 31, 2008, 01:44 PM
Nope, the black version is packed at a 1:4 case ratio.  Good luck finding one!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 31, 2008, 02:45 PM
Hey Aly,

Sprry75 wanted to know if the HISS driver (Rip it) with the General Release HISS came with a Pistol, I can't remember, do you recall?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on July 31, 2008, 06:49 PM
Hey Aly,

Sprry75 wanted to know if the HISS driver (Rip it) with the General Release HISS came with a Pistol, I can't remember, do you recall?


Oh, thanks.  I went ahead and opened mine up, and it was located in a little baggy with the stand.  I was worried because the box I found was a little hammered, and the gun wasn't in the driver's holster.  I wanted to make sure the box hadn't been opened and the gun stolen out or something.

But to answer my own question that I learned due to impatience, yes, the HISS Commander guy does come with a gun.

 :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 31, 2008, 08:54 PM
Diggin the w5 comic packs for the most part.  Is there a gun that goes with Lt. Falcon's holster?  I hope I didn't lose it.  Awesome figure except for the arms.  Silly Hasbro.   >:(   I never owned the 3pack Cobra-La figs as a kid so I'm a bit confused as to Nemesis "Immortal's" offerings.  Is there a way to attach both wings with the snake like rubbery thing?  I'm thinking no, but I thought I'd ask.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 31, 2008, 10:17 PM
No pistol for Falcon.

I don't know about Nemesis Immortal, he got tossed in the parts bin.

Best fig of the wave to me is Tripwire. (Re-used parts and all)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on August 1, 2008, 04:46 PM
Found the new comic packs today, but passed on all but CC & Tripwire.  The CC was different enough, and Tripwire really looks great.

I want a Falcon, but not any of the Cobra-La ****heads.  What do you guys think the odds are of getting a single-carded Falcon (preferably with better arms)?

I'm also more than mildly pissed that they released the Iron Grenadier Destro on a single card awhile back, and then repacked him with the cool Iron Grenadier trooper.  If I can find a black headed Destro, I'd probably pick this set up.  Again--what are the odds of getting single-carded IGs?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on August 2, 2008, 04:26 AM
Found wave 9 and the wave 5 comic packs except Falcon/Nemesis Enforcer at my local TRU today. Alas, I could only afford what I was lacking from wave 9, so I left the comic packs. I haven't even seen wave 4 of the comic packs yet.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Matt R. on August 3, 2008, 02:18 PM
Found Wave 9 @ TRU and Walmart yesterday, I got BBQ, Hawk, and Snow Serpent. They Didn't have the B.A.T. and tons of Bazooka so I left him to pick up later.

The Vehicles @ Target, I picked up the Armadillo and the Vamp. They didn't have the Trouble Bubble w/ Tele-Viper.

The DVD BPs @ all three. they are warming the pegs in my area

No Wave 5 CPs but on July 17th I picked up Copperhead and Red Star CPs @ TRU only time I saw them.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 3, 2008, 03:16 PM
What's the third DVD battle pack?  I thought there were only two out right now.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 3, 2008, 06:45 PM
What's the third DVD battle pack?  I thought there were only two out right now.

   E...

Pretty sure he was reffering to Target, TRU, WM.

Finally dusted off all 4 of the new vehicle packs.  I had to remind myself again as to how much Serpentor sucks supreme ass.  What an ugly/horrible horrible figure.   >:(

Pretty happy with all of the vehicles for the most part.  Never owned a "Trouble Bubble" as a kid and I really dig this thing, but quite a few of the stickers don't stick very well which is ticking me off.  Same with the bars on the AWE Striker and the Armadillo.  Ya - you know if  you've been applying them.   ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: J'Quille on August 3, 2008, 09:15 PM
Finally saw the Falcon/Nemesis Enforcer pack today.  Why, oh why do they even touch Cobra-La characters?  Cobra-La is to GI Joe as the Holiday Special is to Star Wars......oh wait, we got the animated Fett, didn't we?  Nevermiiiiind.  :P
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jayson on August 3, 2008, 09:19 PM
Why did they change the name from Nemesis Enforcer to the current Nemesis Immortal?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 4, 2008, 10:25 AM
I saw a lot of new Joe stuff around town this weekend, but had to pass on it since I'm still recovering from all the SW spending lately.  I saw the first two DVD packs (Target/TRU), the vehicle packs (TRU), new comic packs (Target), and new figures (Target).  All told, I was tempted to get some of all of it, but I just grabbed the new BBQ figure.  That was one of my favorites as a kid.  If they are still there, I might grab the DVD packs this week.  I wouldn't mind seeing some episodes of Joe again, and some of the figures (Lady Jaye, Stalker, etc.) I passed on the earlier versions.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 4, 2008, 11:34 AM
What's the third DVD battle pack?  I thought there were only two out right now.

   E...

Pretty sure he was reffering to Target, TRU, WM.

Ah, you're right.  I wasn't reading it correctly.

I picked up the two DVD packs a couple of weeks ago and about a week ago I watched the MASS Device cartoon.  I remember seeing it when it was first on TV but now watching it again, doesn't really hold up.  It's just a little bit goofy.  All the "COBRAAAAA!" and "YO JOE" yelling got on my nerves after a while.  And I noticed some really bad animation mistakes in the show.  I still have to watch the other movie eventually.

Anyone hear about the new cartoon debut that was shown at the GI Joe convention and SDCC, will we get to see that online anywhere?

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 4, 2008, 03:08 PM
I found the new comic packs (Along with the SW ones) at WM. I picked up the Tripwire and Black Helmet Destro packs. I wanted to get the Falcon but the paint jobs on the two they had were horrible so I passed for now. I will get that pack later. Some guy in the store was going bonkers that I found the Black Helmet Destro, I did not know that was a chase figure. Low and behold that pack is fetching $40-50 on eBay.

So after seeing that I decided to be an opportunist bastard and sold it on eBay for $45 to pay for my loot with somemoney left over to get that pack again. I really did not care for another Destro anyway and only bought it for the trooper. Glad I did not open it, after the 7/26 haul I need to help the toy finances out. I dropped 1K in less than 2 weeks.

Don't Taze me BRO!!!...for selling it!

The Tripwire pack is really nice, but I do not see the hub-bub over these new Larry Hama comics included in the recent packs, so far all of them suck Viper balls. Just my opinion.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 4, 2008, 06:43 PM
Spent a good chunk of my time on Saturday applying all of the stickers to the new vehicles.  I really dig the aspect of being able to do what with these things (again) even though most of you despise it.

Anybody's order ship out from HTS?  I was told mine would be shipping by end of business day and well - it's end of business day and no dice.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on August 4, 2008, 07:27 PM
BBTS shipped out my 2 cases of wave 9 today.  I ordered the ones with 2 BATs and 2 Snow Serpents. 

BBTS also posted some new case assortments. 

Wave 11 Internet Exclusive Case (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS15974&mode=retail)

Troop builder case (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS15973&mode=retail)

Repack case (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS15972&mode=retail)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 5, 2008, 03:54 PM
Got my shipping notice this morning from HTS.  I really hope they screw up and give me one blue and one black CC as I've been hearing reports of this on other sites.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 5, 2008, 03:56 PM
Spent a good chunk of my time on Saturday applying all of the stickers to the new vehicles.  I really dig the aspect of being able to do what with these things (again) even though most of you despise it.

I do not despise it at all. I wish they were really old school style where you actually assembled it yourself! That was the best part about Joes back in the day! The little guttersnipes of today are too lazy and impatient to handle the model kit aspect. Out of all of the kids who bought the vehicles I would be curious to know how many great sticker sheets got thrown away.

Interesting that wave 11 is Internet only, some make sense for that. I order them by the case online anyway.
On a different note, I am really disappointed with EE they still have not shipped my wave 9 cases and my vehicles yet. This stuff is in stores and has been. They were really good about wave 7 & 8...maybe I will try BBTS this time.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 5, 2008, 03:57 PM
Got my shipping notice this morning from HTS.  I really hope they screw up and give me one blue and one black CC as I've been hearing reports of this on other sites.

Really? I have 4 CC on the way in two separate shipments I will keep my fingers crossed.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 5, 2008, 05:17 PM
Looks like the new TRU BP's are hitting. (http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/25th-anniversary-3/tru-exclusive-gi-joe-25th-anniversary-firefly-vs-greenshirts--crimson-guard-5-packs-released-7544/)

This is a serious strain on my wallet now that SW is back in full swing.  Still haven't had an oppurtunity to pick up the AT-TE or Falcon.   :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 5, 2008, 08:10 PM
Got both of my orders to HTS today.  One was for one each blue and black Cobra Commanders and the other was for the Disturbance in the Force set.

The CC figures are nice, I didn't realize the card art was different for them and that's a nice touch.

Question on that wave 11 case, is that just an Internet exclusive mix or is all of wave 11 exclusive to etailers?

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 5, 2008, 10:39 PM
Got both of my orders to HTS today.  One was for one each blue and black Cobra Commanders and the other was for the Disturbance in the Force set.

The CC figures are nice, I didn't realize the card art was different for them and that's a nice touch.

Had no idea the card art was different, but I am colorblind so I don't blame the employees for flubbing.  Also - it pisses me off that I'm at the front lines at HTS right after Comicon for several hours, but I always receive my order a week or so after most folks, which again.  This is totally besides the fact that they steal stuff right out of my cart while their site is crashing over and over again.....meh.   >:(

Question on that wave 11 case, is that just an Internet exclusive mix or is all of wave 11 exclusive to etailers?

I have the same question.....with a happy face   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 6, 2008, 03:55 PM
I found the new wave at Target today, so I went ahead and picked them up.  I had them preordered at HTS, but I figured I would save the shipping and cancel that order.  I was surprised that they still had them all, but I grabbed Barbecue the other day, and today got Bazooka, Hawk, Snow Serpent, and the B.A.T.  I think (hope) that for the most part, I'm done with this line (just due to not being able to afford all of this stuff right now), aside from the DVD Battle Packs - which are a decent deal (and I want the DVDs).  There seems to be new Joe stuff showing up all over town now, at all of the "Big 3".
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 6, 2008, 04:05 PM
This is the first wave where the army builders get immediatly plucked.  I've seen oceans of Vipers, Cobra Troopers, and Crimson Guard - the H.I.S.S. Driver being a tad more elusive.  The B.A.T. and the Serpent are actually my favorites of this line thus far so I'm hoping to find a few more before w10 starts shipping.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 6, 2008, 05:52 PM
Brian,

Did you pass on the Ninja Ku?  I see him a bit more around here than the BAT and Snow Serp (which I've seen once at retail) but he is still hard to come by for some reason.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 7, 2008, 09:48 AM
Brian,

Did you pass on the Ninja Ku?  I see him a bit more around here than the BAT and Snow Serp (which I've seen once at retail) but he is still hard to come by for some reason.

You know, honestly I forgot about that figure until I started opening these up last night - but no, that was the one (surprisingly) that they didn't have there.  I didn't necessarily want it anyways, so no big deal, but surprising that they had both the BAT and Snow Serpent there - but I don't remember seeing Ninja Ku.  Overall, I think this is a really well done wave though.  I especially like Barbecue and Bazooka, a couple of my favorites as a kid.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 7, 2008, 03:35 PM
Quasimodo or Quick Kick? I hope the paint jobs are better at retail......

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w298/jackoftradze/Jackoftradze%20Star%20Wars%20customs/Pyramid_Of_Darkness_03__scaled_600.jpg)

While I was never a big fan of this character this sculpt looks really good. (I just hope they don't paint the eyes like the Toxic Avenger on every figure.) The DVD packs rock!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 7, 2008, 03:52 PM
Perhaps he's being produced at the Indy plant?  I heard that CC CC (get that) shares parts with the Indy figs and QK here seems to have the same drugged out eyes as Indy has.  I dig the "kung-fu chop hand"   :)

Got my package today at work from HTS.  I'm hoping I got a blue CC in there somewhere.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 7, 2008, 04:28 PM
I got my first two CC and both were the Black version.....2 more chances at this lottery before I have to pull some strings to get the Blue one.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 7, 2008, 06:45 PM
WTF? (http://cgi.ebay.com/SDCC-2008-GI-JOE-EXCLUSIVE-COBRA-COMMANDER-BLUE-AFA-9-5_W0QQitemZ260269680507QQihZ016QQcategoryZ348QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

I don't even know how they got him graded so quickly unless AFA has a booth at the convention.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 7, 2008, 07:31 PM
Didn't HTS sell graded figures right at their booth?  I could be mistaken but I thought I read that in a report or saw a photo somewhere.  There's a lot of graded versions of that figure on eBay.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on August 8, 2008, 08:31 AM
While I was never a big fan of this character this sculpt looks really good. (I just hope they don't paint the eyes like the Toxic Avenger on every figure.) The DVD packs rock!

Nail on the head, dude.  Toxie's gotten ripped, though.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 8, 2008, 09:56 AM
Not exactly toys, but Joe related, but the preview shown at SDCC for the new (online) cartoon, G.I. Joe: Resolute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zITV5dmBl3k) has popped up on YouTube - for now, anyways.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 8, 2008, 11:43 AM
WTF? (http://cgi.ebay.com/SDCC-2008-GI-JOE-EXCLUSIVE-COBRA-COMMANDER-BLUE-AFA-9-5_W0QQitemZ260269680507QQihZ016QQcategoryZ348QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

I don't even know how they got him graded so quickly unless AFA has a booth at the convention.

That's sick.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 8, 2008, 01:27 PM
(http://images.entertainmentearth.com/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CHJ63403Llg.jpg)

Is this the "internet only" wave?  If so - why?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 8, 2008, 07:38 PM
I apparently missed out on the new comic packs yesterday by not being at Target at opening.   ::)  Doesn't appear that they had the black headed Destro in the store, however. 

Tonight Target had a re-stock on the DVD Battle Packs and the Hawk/Bazooka/etc wave (whatever number that is).

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Daigo-Bah on August 11, 2008, 12:42 AM
Wow, Airborne looks spectacular in that pic.  Like JJ, he was my favorite as a kid (even though I don't remember much about his character from the comics and cartoon).  I'm so glad to see a re-done Zartan, and with his swamp bike no less, so I'm getting that one too (had the first one and sold him off because he just didn't look like I remembered him).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on August 11, 2008, 02:33 AM
I apparently missed out on the new comic packs yesterday by not being at Target at opening.   ::)  Doesn't appear that they had the black headed Destro in the store, however. 

Tonight Target had a re-stock on the DVD Battle Packs and the Hawk/Bazooka/etc wave (whatever number that is).

   E...

I think I missed a lot of good stuff over the weekend because I took a break from toy hunting and slept in before working nights.  Now, when I go out this week there won't be much.  Hopefully, the Target Rattlers start showing up soon in the Target backrooms.  Can't wait for that plane.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on August 12, 2008, 01:40 PM
Some guys over at Hisstank found the Rattler and Conquest over the past few days.  They are in Texas.  Nothing up here in the Minneapolis area yet but they'll probably hit the backrooms by the weekend.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on August 12, 2008, 01:56 PM
Passed on the Destro/Grenadier Comic Pack wave today... and that was at $7.00 (one Walmart in my area has had the comic packs that price since they were released).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 12, 2008, 09:03 PM
I got the TRU 5 packs.  Good stuff.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on August 14, 2008, 02:25 AM
I hate you.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 14, 2008, 08:38 AM
Well you could channel that hate into:
1.  Finish my Hit N Run custom (and then show the guys here some pics),
2.  Make that Sgt. Slaughter Custom you were carping about on the phone.
3.  Put more stuff in the store (like Imperial Officer Hats)

But that is just a few suggestions... ;)

On the Joe front I got a surprise box from DocPadawan/Michael...THANKS!!!  I have already found uses for all the stuff.

Pics are up at TNI and Hisstank of the 'Extreme Conditions' Cobra Multipacks.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on August 14, 2008, 10:13 AM
Your making me angry.  You wouldn't like me when I'm angry...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 16, 2008, 07:05 PM
Anyone having luck on the Target planes?  No dice here in MN.

Really looking forward to a few of these.   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on August 16, 2008, 07:45 PM
No luck on those, but I haven't seen the first wave of vehicles either.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on August 17, 2008, 03:49 PM
Not yet, just checked locally yesterday with the instore computer, and nothings come in or been on the shelves yet.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 17, 2008, 04:52 PM
No luck on those, but I haven't seen the first wave of vehicles either.

That sucks.  I've always liked the vehicles more than the figures themselves (see the avatar you loaned me)   ;)    They first hit here in one wave it seems and they all but vanished for about a month, but they're hitting now in better numbers.  Never had the Vamp, Armadillo, Trouble Bubble, or Ram as a kid so it's kinda nice to have them nice'n minty without having to resort to eBay.  Looking forward to the next few wave of vehicles. 

Kinda hoping to not collect any movie stuff - would definitely be nice on the wallet, but I have a feeling the figures/vehicles are going to be pretty nice despite a sucky movie.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on August 17, 2008, 07:02 PM
I really don't care for any of the first wave except for Serpentor's Chariot and the Trouble Bubble, myself. I would like to buy them, but they disappear pretty quickly. I don't really hunt that much, and they've only been seen at Target locally, as far as I know. But the Rattler and Conquest are two I'd really like to buy.

I'm curious to see the vehicles from the movie too. I don't think the figures will look that great, based on what little I've seen for this movie so far.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 19, 2008, 11:14 PM
Stopped by TRU tonight and they did a total reset so you should be seeing the Joes in a more prominent section of your store (where SW used to be) instead of stuffed at the end of the aisle with the wire racks.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on August 20, 2008, 12:12 AM
Both of my local WMs got in a case of wave 9, but I found no BATs but several Snow Serpents at each. I thought that was weird. Maybe there are more fans of the BAT than I thought.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on August 22, 2008, 06:52 PM
The new TRU 5-Packs hit the Blaine, MN store today.  I passed on both for now.

Nothing else new lately.  The wave 9 shipments have come to an end it seems.  Sounds like the wave 8 revision filler cases are next for the GI Joe pegs.  I really hope they continue to release BATs and Snow Serpents for a long time to come.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 22, 2008, 07:34 PM
I really hope they continue to release BATs and Snow Serpents for a long time to come.

I second that.  These have been the hardest to find of any wave/any army builder.  Might have something to do with them being the best figures from this line I suppose.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 25, 2008, 01:09 PM
Found a Rock n Roll and a Python Patrol trooper this morning.  Not sure what remix that's part of.

(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/9430/wave8bonuswaveqm7.th.jpg) (http://img181.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wave8bonuswaveqm7.jpg)

Wave 12?  Me thinks the Joe team has been sleeping with the SW team.  Liking the middle two, but this might be the first wave where I start skipping on a few.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on August 25, 2008, 01:16 PM
Tripwire without having to buy another Cobra Commander?  I'm happy with that.  The rest are a definite pass.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 25, 2008, 03:14 PM
I"m in for a dozen of the Cobra Diver...  Not sure if I'll even grab that cobra trooper though, yup I said it...skipping an Army Builder, sell your hasbro stock now...

I'm just not sure how many Blue Shirts I can pick up.  I really want the Cartoony one from the DVD Pack, but not enough to buy more than a couple of the packs.  Other than that with the 5-Pack, Cobra Legions, Scarface, Viper Glider and Officer...it's getting crowded in Springfield...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on August 26, 2008, 03:19 AM
If THAT'S an entire wave, WTF?

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 26, 2008, 03:53 PM
Yup...I really want that Diver...

BTW did everybody here get an SDCC Cobra Commander (Black Suit) that wanted one?   I ended up with an extra.  PM me if you need one.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on August 26, 2008, 04:09 PM
I've pretty much stopped this line altogether... in fact, I don't think I've bought anything in almost two months...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 26, 2008, 04:17 PM
Good for you.  I'm still at full steam, but that w12 is a pretty big let down.  I was a little taken back in one of the QnA's in that Hasbro wants to make this line have as much girth as it did back in the 80's - I'm guessing all movie/cartoon stuff.  They pretty much own the action figure aisle at most stores anyways.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 26, 2008, 04:33 PM
Alyosha and I were doing the numbers of what is available between NOW and end of the year...

75 figures (including Vehicle Drivers and Multi-Packs, repaints etc)...Talk about girth....

The only thing they are missing from the 80's is the great small and large Accessory/Playsets/Vehicles.

Here is a loose list of what is to come from now till December...

Single Carded:
 
Mutt                                  September
Duke Tiger Force
Para Viper
Bazooka Viper
Croc Master
Wraith
Wraith Variation
 
Matt Trakker                      November
Eel
Airborne
Pilot Scarlet
Zartan
Cobra Flint
 
Tripwire (Desert?)               January
Cobra Diver
Storm Shawow
Ripper
Python CG
Cobra Soldier Red snake
 
Comic Packs:
 
Hard Master vs. Snake Eyes/Ninja Trainee     October
BeachHead and Main Frame
Scrap Iron vs Wild Bill
 
3 Packs:
 
Deep Six/Joe Diver/Cutter          September
Ace/Wild Bill/ Star Buster
Iron Gren Officer/Destro/Iron Gren
 
Multi Packs:
Hostile Arctic:
Snow Serp x2                           November
Snow Officer
Snow Scrap Iron
Snow Tele Viper
Cold Weather Viper x2

Hostile Desert:
Desert CG X2                            November
Major Bludd
Hostile Enviro Viper
Mine Sweeper
Flame Thrower
Desert Cobra

Target Ultimate Battle Pack:
Steeler                                     November
Stalker
Shortfuze
Destro
Cobra Commander
Hiss Driver
Cobra trooper

Arise Serpentor DVD:
Dusty                                       October
Bat
Serpentor
Skeleton

Pyramid DVD:
Quick Kick                                October
Snake Eyes
Cobra Commander
Major Bludd
 
Best of DVD:
Duke                                        October
Alpine
Cobra Commander
Cobra Soldier
 
Vehicles:
 
Awe Striker with Leathneck          September
Rattler with Weasel Dick
Conquest with SlipStream

Sharc with Deep 6                       October
Firebat with AVAC

Water Mocassin with Python Copperhead      December
Fang/Claw with Viper/Sky Trooper
Skyhawk with Lift Ticket
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on August 28, 2008, 11:55 AM
Good for you.  I'm still at full steam, but that w12 is a pretty big let down.  I was a little taken back in one of the QnA's in that Hasbro wants to make this line have as much girth as it did back in the 80's - I'm guessing all movie/cartoon stuff.  They pretty much own the action figure aisle at most stores anyways.

I think a lot of it has to do with me dropping about a grand on Star Wars stuff the past month...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 28, 2008, 12:02 PM
I think a lot of it has to do with me dropping about a grand on Star Wars stuff the past month...

That's a lot of the reason I'm pretty much dropping out of Joes (and maybe other lines) at this point now.  There's just so much SW stuff to keep up on these days, and space/budget becomes an issue for many of us at this point in the line(s).  I grabbed BBQ, Hawk, Bazooka, BAT, Snow Serpent, etc. - and I think that will pretty much do it for me with the basic figs.  There are very few of the ones we know are on the way that interest me a whole lot (Mutt and Junkyard is one), so I'm planning/hoping to just stick to the DVD packs right now.  I want the DVDs anyways, and some of the figures on the way in there (Dusty, Quick Kick, new Snake Eyes, etc.) are a nice bonus - and some of the last ones I wanted to get.  Otherwise, I'm probably just going to pick up any others I had as a kid that haven't been made yet (such as Blowtorch and Airtight).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 28, 2008, 12:57 PM
I think a lot of it has to do with me dropping about a grand on Star Wars stuff the past month...

That's a lot of the reason I'm pretty much dropping out of Joes (and maybe other lines) at this point now.  There's just so much SW stuff to keep up on these days, and space/budget becomes an issue for many of us at this point in the line(s).

I agree with you guys and I've been debating on which of the three lines I collect should be snipped, but it's just very difficult for me to commit.  I'm a carded/boxed collector when it comes to Star Wars and I've been collecting that line since 00 so I really haven't had the pleasure of enjoying that line to the extent of Joes and TF's because they all get openend.  My core "collections" as a kid were Joes and TF's and they were pretty large compared to my X-Wing, Stormtrooper, and Darth Vader I had.  Well now I've got 10 X-Wings and 100's of Stormtroopers & Vaders so I think I'm good in that dept.  Plus I have every character I need.  Don't really care much for anymore background/made up figures.  Seems like Hasbro is getting tapped out and they're going the EU route which I don't really care for so SW is getting the boot after Legacy (with the exception of new BMF vehicles & playsets of course)

Probably should have posted this in one of Brian's collection/space threads...sorry.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on August 28, 2008, 02:22 PM
Paul,

If you wind up with extra pieces to the weapon thing from the DVD packs, let me know...  I'd be interested in them and you mentioned nabbing extra DVD packs.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 28, 2008, 07:42 PM
You want random parts or a whole Mass Device?  I am going to build 2 complete Mass devices for sure and then all the extras are yours...


Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on August 28, 2008, 07:47 PM
Random parts (anything/everything) you don't want...  The cart, the pieces, the consoles, the gun thing, whatever. :)  I can send you a couple cobra trooper guys in return if you'd like?  I think I have some here.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on August 29, 2008, 01:08 PM
Picked up a Crimson Guard 5-pack at TRU today. I also saw the Firefly/Greenshirts set, but I saw the greenshirts used Duke arms, and all I wanted from that set was Firefly, so I passed on that one. Anyway, the Siegie set is great. Hasbro painted the masks silver instead of black, and it looks a lot better.

If Hasbro and TRU were to decide to sell me a 5-pack of BATs, I'd buy a couple sets. Hopefully TRU continues to get these packs.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 3, 2008, 11:50 AM
Isn't today supposed to be the release date of the Target Rattler & Conquest?  Still nothing out my way.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on September 3, 2008, 10:19 PM
My guess is they'll keep them in the back room for another month, put them on the floor for a week, and clearance them out right away. I'm not looking forward to trying to get these, since the last go-round of vehicles was be-there-or-be-square.

I got my Combat Heroes Snake Eyes and Timber from HTS today. It's neat, but I don't know if I'm sold on the line yet.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 5, 2008, 01:31 PM
Supposedly the Rattler & Conquest will be set out on Sunday on the bottom shelf.  Perhaps Hasbro is trying a new tactict with their exclusives as all stores should have had a shipment of these by now.

Also reluctantly picked up the new TRU 5packs yesterday.  First Joe purchase that I really didn't want.  Oh well - $25 for five figures isn't bad.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on September 6, 2008, 03:04 AM
Sweet. I've been wanting both of those planes for a loooong time, so hopefully, I get a chance to buy them before they disappear.

Picked up the Falcon/Nemesis Enforcer and Copperhead/Shipwreck comic packs tonight. I'm really liking Falcon, but I'm biased since he was one of my main Joes back in the day. Don't let the funky-looking face put you off- Hasbro just packaged him at a weird angle. He looks a lot better after you get him out of the tray. Nemesis Enforcer is pretty neat too. I wonder if they'll get around to the other two goofballs from the Cobra-La set.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on September 7, 2008, 03:16 PM
Hit one Target and a fellow Joe-Head hit another in town...Nothing, NADA as far as Jets go.

I'll try again this week.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 7, 2008, 05:40 PM
No luck in MN.  This has to be the first Target exclusive that got flubbed for its release date.....how embarrasing.   :-[
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on September 8, 2008, 02:14 AM
Yep, I hit my local Target today as well, and nothing.  I think it's all a lie, and there are no jets.....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 12, 2008, 10:43 AM
The jets have finally hit my area so I'm pretty stoked on picking them up today...

From Hisstank

Singles:
Baroness Omega - 37438
Snk Eyes Omega - 37439
Scrap Iron - 37442
Alley Viper - 37440
Scarlett Omega - 37441
Red Star - 37443

2 Packs:
Scrlt Vs Cobra C - 37448
Snk Eye Vs Night - 38313

and for the 12" fans:
Snow Job - 38791
Eel - 38792
Grunt - 38793


Not sure what all this Omega crap is, but I'm really looking forward to the Alley Viper.   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on September 12, 2008, 10:54 AM
It's looking like more and more of the unique comic packs figures (Tripwire, Scrap Iron, Red Star, etc.) are coming on single cards.  That's great news.  No more buying **** extra figures for just one that I want.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on September 12, 2008, 12:20 PM
Got My Jets today.  I think a couple more guys in town got them as well...

As far as Comic Pack figures coming out as Singles...not to mess up Mikey D too much, but I hope they change them a bit in each release, and I am all for the single card being the "Normal" one and Comic pack being the "Variant" like Shipwreck was/is.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on September 12, 2008, 01:27 PM
I saw the jets on the shelves today as well.  I didn't buy them, but I was definitely tempted to.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on September 12, 2008, 02:28 PM
Pick up the TRU Greenshirt BP & some more BATS today. TRU had x3 of each set, they did not have the new Commanding officer sets yet. No sign of the two Jets yet at my local Targets.....

This line is really awesome, I am still enjoying more than SW lately. With Alpine coming I am pretty content with the overall line up of classic Joes made so far. I cannot stress enough that I hope they correct classic Flint before th movie line takes over, hopefully the re-release will correct that.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on September 12, 2008, 08:03 PM
I found the jets today also.  The Rattler looks really nice, a lot like the vintage although I haven't had mine out in a while.

The Conquest was nicer than I thought it would be.  I never had that plane and I don't know if I've ever seen one in person, just in photos.  It's a little bigger than I thought it would be but it looks pretty cool.  It's almost too big compared to the Rattler though.

I don't think I'll get into the larger vehicles for now.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on September 13, 2008, 01:45 AM
Damn. I missed the jets, but I probably would have passed on them anyway due to room. I finally saw the first wave of small vehicles at TRU today, and I passed on those too.

In other news, Hasbro is making an Alpine, but you have to buy a $20 box of suck (http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=9&itemid=13460) to get him. I guess it isn't bad, since getting Alpine and a CLAW vehicle will lessen the sting, but another Duke and CC? Jeez.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on September 14, 2008, 05:56 PM
Blow Job Duke sucks, but what Duke doesn't?  That chrome faced CC is kinda cool though.

Anybody doubt that Alpine will see an individual release, though?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 14, 2008, 06:16 PM
Spent a good chunk of time over the weekend applying stickers to the Jets.  The Rattler was my first GI Joe vehicle ever so it brought back a lot of good memories.  Never had a Conquest, but it's also very nice.  They're both quite a bit bigger than I remember, so I'm not sure I'm not sure about my squad of 6 each.

I must say - thank you Hasbro.   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on September 15, 2008, 02:02 PM
To me, the Skystriker will always be GIJ's jet of choice, but since I'm guessing you won't see a Skystriker any time soon, may I suggest looking for the Power Team Elite F-16?  The Conquest X-30 is cool but I found it and its pilot a tad obscure...  Plus it's a later-release.  I think Ace would've moved onto a more modern jet by now though and the PTE plane, with the right paintjob, fits the bill I think.

I've not seen these jets in the Pittsburgh area but I had both so it'll be neat seeing them again.  Loved teh Rattler and VTOL wings/jets.  It was apparantly the most versatile Warthog in the world since it could keep up with the Skystriker in every way.  Then again so could trouble bubbles.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 15, 2008, 08:57 PM
Just getting ready to toss my packaging on the jets....Of notice is the inclusion of the W.H.A.L.E., Moray, Skystriker, and Night Raven.  Hmmmmmmm.  Sounds like some good versus packaging as they've done with the Target jets.

Please?   :-*
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on September 15, 2008, 10:56 PM
To me, the Skystriker will always be GIJ's jet of choice, but since I'm guessing you won't see a Skystriker any time soon, may I suggest looking for the Power Team Elite F-16?  The Conquest X-30 is cool but I found it and its pilot a tad obscure...  Plus it's a later-release.  I think Ace would've moved onto a more modern jet by now though and the PTE plane, with the right paintjob, fits the bill I think.

I've not seen these jets in the Pittsburgh area but I had both so it'll be neat seeing them again.  Loved teh Rattler and VTOL wings/jets.  It was apparantly the most versatile Warthog in the world since it could keep up with the Skystriker in every way.  Then again so could trouble bubbles.

Inasmuch as Slipstream is the only Joe from Utah, I'll probably have to pick one of these up. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on September 16, 2008, 12:03 AM
Is he listed as a Mormon on his bio?  That would rock...

I seem to recall Steeler having a very eastern european last name since everyone from Pittsburgh is Polish or Slovak or whatever.  I always loved the hometown guy and wished we'd gotten someone other than a vehicle driver in the basic line at some point.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on September 16, 2008, 02:05 PM
I doubt he's a Mormon.  Facial hair is strongly discouraged.  Probably one of those gentile Episcopalians that run around in Provo.

Now I'll definitely have to pick one up just so I can explore the issue of Slipstream's religious affiliation in one of my award-winning photonovels (http://sprry75.blogspot.com/2008/07/freedom-isnt-free.html).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on September 16, 2008, 04:31 PM
I know this isn't really the place for it (in that it's a custom and not an official figure), but here's a little something I just finished for Paul. 

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/cast%20figures/25th%20Falcon/Falcon1.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/cast%20figures/25th%20Falcon/Falcon2.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/cast%20figures/25th%20Falcon/Falcon3.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/cast%20figures/25th%20Falcon/Falcon4.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/cast%20figures/25th%20Falcon/Falcon5.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on September 16, 2008, 05:46 PM
That's a great looking custom.

Over the last couple of weeks I've noticed that both my WM and Target have been sitting on figures a lot longer then they were earlier in the year.  I guess Hasbro finally got to the point where they are meeting the demand better.  Hopefully they haven't reached a saturation point like they have with the SW figures where lines start backing up due to peg warmers.

I wouldn't say that any of the figures I"m seeing are "hot" but they aren't bad figures.  Plenty of Wild Bill, Flint, Duke (who really needs a break from the line), some versions of Snake Eyes and some other misc characters here and there like Torpedo, Rock 'n Roll and Cobra soldiers.  The latest wave, with Bazooka and the others is around for the most part. 

The comic packs, however, have really been sitting.  That newest wave, IMO, was kind of a dog.  The Tripwire figure is nice but the other 5, eh.  I'm not a Cobra La fan and the Falcon isn't that good.  Another Destor and an army builder...wasn't worth it to me.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on September 17, 2008, 12:19 AM
Funny you mention comics...

Thanks to my Target source, look for $8 comic 2-packs at Target starting the 21st I do believe it is...  Dunno what you guys want or need but the packs going on sale mean I may nab a couple for custom pieces for SW and whatnot.

By the way, great Falcon custom...  GIJ customs should stay here probably so long as they don't overtake the thread.  Ultimately a GIJ customs thread could just be made if that's the case though I suppose.

Anyway, just a heads up and thanks to my Target source for keeping you GIJ guys in mind. ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on September 17, 2008, 01:52 AM
Thaks for the info, Jesse.  If they're still around when the sale hits I might pick up that Duke/Red Star set for the Red Star figure.  Maybe another CG/Cobra Officer set.

Anyone know when the next wave of DVD Battle Packs is supposed to be hitting retail?

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on September 17, 2008, 02:10 AM
I'd like the set with RedStar too but only for the PPSH he comes with...  A great gun from WW2 that the military lines haven't made yet.  Be nice in the hands of one of those IJ Russian goons.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on September 17, 2008, 08:21 AM
I shared the News with Hiss Tank...giving JJ credit...taking votes as to when they remove the JD.com reference...

I've got 8:05 Central.

JJ, if all you want is the PPSH...I've got you covered..I have a couple extras. 

As far as the sale goes, Take your Target Ad to Wal Mart for price match and help them clear out the log-jam that is their Comic Packs too...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on September 17, 2008, 09:12 AM
Over the last couple of weeks I've noticed that both my WM and Target have been sitting on figures a lot longer then they were earlier in the year.  I guess Hasbro finally got to the point where they are meeting the demand better.  Hopefully they haven't reached a saturation point like they have with the SW figures where lines start backing up due to peg warmers.

I wouldn't say that any of the figures I"m seeing are "hot" but they aren't bad figures.  Plenty of Wild Bill, Flint, Duke (who really needs a break from the line), some versions of Snake Eyes and some other misc characters here and there like Torpedo, Rock 'n Roll and Cobra soldiers.  The latest wave, with Bazooka and the others is around for the most part. 

The comic packs, however, have really been sitting.  That newest wave, IMO, was kind of a dog.  The Tripwire figure is nice but the other 5, eh.  I'm not a Cobra La fan and the Falcon isn't that good.  Another Destor and an army builder...wasn't worth it to me.

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I was going to mention that here as well.  At Target and WM in particular here, the pegs are much fuller than they've been at any point in this line before.  WM is still the same ole stuff (Stalker, Cobra Troops, Buzzer, etc.) that has been there for awhile, but Target seems to usually have a decent supply of newer stuff.  Last time I was there they had figures like Bazooka, BBQ, Hawk, Duke w/jetpack, and Torpedo).  I wonder if its a case of better supply getting out there, if people aren't as interested in some of these characters (although I don't know why), or the price hike that is slowing things down.  Not that I'm complaining though, for much of the year the pegs were basically just bare at Target and TRU (with WM having just a ton of those same figures for a long time now).  The DVD sets seem to be sitting more here locally as well, at least so far.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: jedi_shadow on September 17, 2008, 06:52 PM