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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on February 2, 2009, 12:39 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/CrocMaster.jpg)

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


Wow those are lame!

I have a feeling the Armadillo rehash is just "extra" stuff Hasbro is adding to the line, like they did with Transformers.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 2, 2009, 05:11 PM
KIf I see mole pods on clearance I'd kind of like them for something I wanted to do years ago...  Only for real cheap though.  Those things suck as Joe toys, but would make a decent base for little SW project.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: ruiner on February 2, 2009, 05:32 PM
If I see mole pods on clearance I'd kind of like them for something I wanted to do years ago... 

 :-\

(http://z.about.com/d/animatedtv/1/5/n/T/garrison_Death_Camp_400.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 2, 2009, 07:59 PM
Je je Jesus Christ....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on February 3, 2009, 12:09 PM
KIf I see mole pods on clearance I'd kind of like them for something I wanted to do years ago...  Only for real cheap though.  Those things suck as Joe toys, but would make a decent base for little SW project.

Are you referring to the mole miner things that Thrawn steals from Lando in Heir to the Empire?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 3, 2009, 04:41 PM
Nah, a fan fic idea...  Basically what bores out bases quickly for bases.  Hoth wasn't built in a day, but I bet it only took a couple weeks to whip up Echo base.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 4, 2009, 03:41 PM

I have a feeling the Armadillo rehash is just "extra" stuff Hasbro is adding to the line, like they did with Transformers.

Probably on the Armadillo and that blue Ferret w/Scrap Iron, but the PITT is an underground Joe base from what I've heard so the mole thing kinda makes sense as an actual movie toy.  Transformers actually put out quite a few new molds for the movie that weren't straight repaints.  Here's the Terra-Viper's filecard (http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/attachment.php?do=fullview&attachmentid=3430)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on February 4, 2009, 04:29 PM
If you watch the trailer closely, there's a scene where something that looks like the drillbit end of that mole monstrosity chasing someone on a motorcycle. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 6, 2009, 11:29 AM
As being reported on all sites - these two are up at Target.com, but not available and no price....We've still got a few months before the movie crap so I hope these hit soonish, but I doubt it.

Stinger (http://www.target.com/G-I-Joe-Cobra-Stinger-Driver/dp/B001K36PLE/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_1?ie=UTF8&pf_rd_r=1QGKZ8QF2N23ZJGGGP7R&pf_rd_p=447415501&pf_rd_i=B001K3DL2A&pf_rd_s=left-5&pf_rd_m=A1VC38T7YXB528&pf_rd_t=201)

FLAK/CLAW (http://www.target.com/G-I-F-L-Cannon-Cobra-C-L/dp/B001K3BP8C/sr=1-20/qid=1233874594/ref=sr_1_20/181-3145195-9555723?ie=UTF8&pricerange=&index=target&field-browse=1038620&rh=k%3Ag%20i%20joe&page=2) 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 6, 2009, 11:47 AM
Stinger looks pretty sweet...  Outback wasn't ever a Joe I was into much, possibly because he came so late in the line, but the artillery pieces Joe had always rocked.  I loved the dual gatling gun platform especially.  Nice to see those molds getting dusted off.  It'd be cool to see the Howitzer rolled out at some point.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on February 8, 2009, 12:17 AM
I noticed that WM is now charging $12.88 for comic packs. Ouch.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 9, 2009, 06:49 PM
Looks like some dude in TX found the Tiger Force Rattler and the Python Patrol Conquest today according to HISS.  There's piles and piles of the standard releases everywhere I go so I have no clue how long it's going to take to find these - obviously they share the same DPCI as the original releases.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 10, 2009, 02:24 PM
New vehicles (http://blog.wired.com/geekdad/2009/02/exclusive-new-g.html) - in case you haven't seen them.  Dissapointed in the Night Raven as I knew I would be, but it doesn't look as bad as I thought...oh well.  Someday I will own the original.

Not posting new movie figure pics as I think they're just awful - though I'm sure you've seen them by now or will shortly.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on February 10, 2009, 04:05 PM
I'm more of a fan of land vehicles, but the Night Raven looks quite a bit better than I thought it would.

The Cobra Hummer looks a bit odd.  I might get it though.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on February 10, 2009, 04:35 PM
Thanks for the link to the movie vehicle pictures.

The Hummer looks like something from the Rescue Heroes line.  The Night Raven looks too short and is missing the Drone.  The rest are a pass too.  I hope the base/PITT is cool.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 10, 2009, 08:45 PM
I think the Nightraven is a mix of good and bad...  The bad being it's a fraction of the size of the original Nightraven, making it much more lame, however it has neat features like the drop-down cockpit seating...  I dig that. 

The arctic halftrack is pretty sharp looking I think.  As Joe vehicles go, that's the best one shown...

The snowmobile is no POlar Bear.  Not by a longshot.

The Humvee is...  well, it doesn't look like a Humvee. :)  It looks like a truck is all, so no biggie to me personally.  It just doesn't look like a Humvee is all, which is kind of weird.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on February 10, 2009, 09:22 PM
Jesse's dead on.  The Night Raven's not bad, but man, that's dinky.  I'd get the Cobra Humvee if it's around $15, but no more than that, and everything else will be a pass.

I'm not too down on the movie itself, but I don't think I'll be picking up any/many of the toys.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 10, 2009, 10:02 PM
Not sure how the 25th line will resume after the movie, but I would have bought at least 6 Night Ravens if they were done the right way- aka vintage w/minor upgrades.  I'm not going the Resolue or movie route figure vehicle or figure wise, but I will buy 1 Raven to satisfy my needs before I find a nice vinty version.  Maybe one StormShadow and one Snakeyes move figs will do it for me before we get back to the good ol stuff.  Up until then - I bid you farewell.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Nicklab on February 10, 2009, 10:03 PM
The Night Raven totally reminds me of the fictional MiG from that Clint Eastwood movie, Firefox.  But it almost looks like it's too small for a figure to fit in the cockpit.

And that driver for the Cobra Humvee looks like some kind of modern take on the vintage STUN Driver.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on February 11, 2009, 08:39 AM
Long shot maybe, but I figured I'd ask anyways.  Did anyone buy multiples of some vehicles and be willing to get rid of the figures for a fair price? In particular, I'm looking for Clutch (Double Clutch), Deep Six (the unarticulated deep dive POS version), Tele Viper, Slip Stream, Lift Ticket and AVAC.  I'm also in need of Dusty from the DVD battle pack. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on February 11, 2009, 12:09 PM
I've got two VAMPs, so I know I've got an extra Clutch around somewhere (I'm sure I've cannibalized his accessories for other figures, but I'll see if I can track them down too).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 11, 2009, 12:36 PM
Cobra Commander  ???

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/marccallison/CH_Duke_CC_front.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 11, 2009, 03:12 PM
Pitt (http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/attachment.php?do=fullview&attachmentid=3497)

Snake Fries   ;D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on February 11, 2009, 04:10 PM
Pitt (http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/attachment.php?do=fullview&attachmentid=3497)


That's, um.   No thanks.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on February 11, 2009, 04:10 PM
Oh, that Pitt sucks.  What's wrong with a traditional playset?  Why they gotta chintz out with this Transforming ****?

Lame.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 12, 2009, 05:40 PM
We got some pics of Breaker from ROC...

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/09GIJROC_Breaker1_Full.jpg)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/09GIJROC_Breaker2_Full.jpg)

So...  Uh, I don't know who that guy is but he ain't the Breaker I know! :)  Still, I think if I were a Joe collector, I'd be mixing these guys in as just different Joes, and avoiding who the movie claims them to be.  Cool looking figure, but I wish the movie were making a greater effort to be more in tune with the toon.

Either way though I think this guy's code name should've been Houdini given his magician mustache and beard.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on February 12, 2009, 08:08 PM
He has some sort of flesh eating virus on his face too....I bet that is Cobra's weapon...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 12, 2009, 08:47 PM
Codename: Lesions
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on February 14, 2009, 07:50 AM
New from our "Anonymous" Source.... Target DCPI's for Upcoming Products....Many thanks for the great scoop.


Joes
087-06-0210 combat heroes 6.99
0226 12in fig 14.99
0246 3.75 action fig a 6.99
0250 alpha vehicle 14.99
0255 action battlers 12.99
0315 basic role play 9.99
0316 snake eyes role play 24.99
0455 accelerator duke 69.99
0514 rhino movie vehicle 49.99
0572 blaster role play 19.99
0595 movie rescue mission 19.99
2098 bravo vehicle 24.99
2099 echo vehicle 34.99
2100 action fig b 6.99
2101 pit mobile hq 99.99
2103 rapid rollers 12.99


And now let the countdown begin before someone at anotherR site takes credit...   As of 0630 this on 2/14 no other site had this..
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Greg on February 14, 2009, 04:07 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the Pit:  :P

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b280/Cpthowdy758/365th/GijoePit.jpg)



I guess this is the Duck vehicle that didn't make it into the Indy line.  :P
I feel bad for you Joe collectors, because I felt the 25th line could last for two more great years... at least one. Now, I don't think it will return after the flop of this movie line. 
Credit Goes to Bantha Skull for the pic (http://www.banthaskull.com/)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 14, 2009, 04:41 PM
I wonder how good the parts of that will be for customizing if it goes on clearance?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on February 14, 2009, 05:47 PM
Man, I don't know.  The Mobile Command Center was kind of cool...because it was the MOBILE command center.  The PIT is supposed to be an underground bunker.  It just doesn't mesh.  Maybe it'll be a good toy, but it's not a good Pit.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on February 14, 2009, 07:28 PM
Classic Joe and Cobra 7 packs (http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=09_Toy_Fair%2FHasbro%2FClassic+7+Pack&dispsize=800&start=0)

Assault on Cobra Island - Outback, Recondo, Zap, Chuckles, Hit & Run, Wetsuit and Ripcord

Defense of Cobra Island - Dr. Mindbender, Range Viper, Alley Viper, Lamprey, BAT, Night Creeper and Strato Viper

Two excellent packs with only one repeat and that one is an army builder and different enough from its carded release(BAT).  Finally getting Zap, Recondo and Wet Suit, three of my most wanted that haven't been made yet.  The other Joes aren't bad either.  And it's always good to get more Vipers.  While I always thought Mindbender was hooky, it's good to get him also.

These certainly take the bad taste of the **** that is the movie toys out of my mouth.



Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jayson on February 14, 2009, 07:30 PM
G.I. Joe: ROC Cobra Commander?

(http://www.yakface.com/jayson/cobracmdr.jpg)
(http://www.yakface.com/jayson/cobracmdr2.jpg)

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on February 14, 2009, 09:39 PM
No, according to the Joe Club that's the Neo Viper.  No photos of Cobra Commander yet from what I can find.  But I've been spending most of my time on SW.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ook on February 14, 2009, 10:02 PM
Does anyone have this Cobra? http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3375275

Does the helmet come off so you can put the hat on??
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on February 14, 2009, 11:08 PM
I'll have to get two of those Cobra packs. I likes me some Range Vipers. And then there's five other army builders in the pack.
And, we're finally getting Wetsuit in the Joe pack.  ;D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Matt R. on February 15, 2009, 01:50 AM
Man, Those Classics 7-Packs are awesome finally Zap, Wetsuit, Ripcord and Range Vipers are on the way I going to get both sets. Hasbro should be almost done with the Classics Figs  by doing this. 

Does any have an list of Joes/Cobras from 1982-1990 that are left to do ? They have already did my favorites (Snake Eyes V2, Snow Job, Falcon, Firefly)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on February 15, 2009, 02:16 AM
I don't really have much of an attachment to the Cobra figures in that set but the Joe figures are cool.  Wish I didn't have to buy a 7-pack to get Recondo but Outback and Wetsuit would be nice to pick up.

Hit and Run looks like a decent figure but Altitude (I guess they had to rename Rip Cord so as not to confuse?  Lame) would also be nice.  I liked the original Rip Cord figure.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 15, 2009, 10:59 AM
Those are awesome sets....but Chuckles?  Chuckles   ???
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on February 15, 2009, 02:14 PM
Those are awesome sets....but Chuckles?  Chuckles   ???

Makes you want to laugh, doesn't it, Mikey?  :P
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on February 16, 2009, 12:04 PM
Those seven packs are sweet.  Even Chuckles doesn't look like a douchey child molestor, which is an accomplishment.  I guess I'll be needing at least two of the Cobra packs.  Also, are these exclusives?  If so, where?

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on February 16, 2009, 12:51 PM
I've read they'll be online exclusives.  Probably a shared deal where you'll find them on BBTS, EE, GI Joe club, maybe even HTS.com.  Shouldn't be hard to get, just have to pay the shipping.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 16, 2009, 01:01 PM
I'm guessing these must have been the final carded figures for this line before the great hiatus, but they decided to just throw em all in a couple of boxes to be done with it.  Looking forward to them though except for the Range Viper and Night Creeper.  Weren't those Valom vs. Venom figs or something?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on February 16, 2009, 02:47 PM
No, I think they're based on vintage figures.  There may have been repaints in the VvV line, though. 

The Range Viper and Night Creeper are two of the Cobra figures I think look pretty good.  The BAT is nce as well.  The other three troopers, eh.  Mindbender looks pretty cool, though.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 16, 2009, 06:27 PM
Yeah, Alley Viper and the like were in the vintage line...  Getting nearer to its end...  I think they came out after like Hit & Run and Chuckles...  Speaking of, outstandingly cool Chuckles and H&R figures.  I loved those two.  Rip Cord looks bitchin' too.

Honestly I think a lot of the ROC figures look quite nice and would make good random Joes...  I couldn't look at them as the characters they're named after though I'm afraid, but maybe as just random extra JOes they're cool.  Scarlet, Snake Eyes, SS, Baronness all look great though...  Zartan is cool too, but not cool as Zartan to me.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 16, 2009, 08:57 PM
Yeah, Alley Viper and the like were in the vintage line...

Alley Viper is actually the last figure I picked up back in the day before I left GI Joe - definately vintage in my eyes.  Loved that guy even though his outfit was very loud.  Ranger Viper and Night Creeper?  Meh....

Honestly I think a lot of the ROC figures look quite nice and would make good random Joes... 

Agreed - but I'm no customizer so they're hopefully going to stay on the pegs where all of the other movie crap belongs.  PITT?  What a POS that thing is as are almost all of the movie vehicles - Night Raven?  I loved you back in the day, but now you've been scaled down and you suck now that you have a handle.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 16, 2009, 09:11 PM
I like the Stormshadow a lot too...  I htink he's a pretty sharp looking figure.  SE is ok...  Scarlet is actually pretty superior to her original, as the original is a little odd looking.  She's much more badass looking in commando gear.

I find the whole ROC idea lame, but I think it could be BS'd to fit into a nice display...  Again though, I wouldn't look at Breaker as Breaker though...  Maybe just Breaker's buddy that hands him **** and doesn't get much play. :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on February 16, 2009, 10:27 PM
I think the code name "Breaker's Buddy That Hands Him ****" is long overdue.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 16, 2009, 10:34 PM
I think it'd be funny if his code name was given to him by Breaker himself...  Total ballbuster, that Breaker guy.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on February 19, 2009, 09:35 AM
I don't know if anyone here collects the Sideshow 12" Joes, but it looks like Storm Shadow (http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=6289) and a Cobra Paratrooper (http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?p=6327&utm_source=wp_news&utm_medium=online) have been announced.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on February 19, 2009, 03:23 PM
Saw some new stuff at Walmart today, being the 5-pk battle packs.  Saw one Joe set, one Cobra set, and 4 of the Resolute sets... easy pass for me on all of these.  But, I did pick up a Ghost Hawk with Lift Ticket.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 19, 2009, 03:33 PM
How much were the 5packs at WM?  I haven't seen them anywhere yet and I'm not even sure I want them, but knowing is half the battle ya know?  Definitely skipping the VvV thing though.

Ghost Hawk is an awesome vehicle as is the Sting Raider.  Probably my two faves out of all the vehicle rehash/releases in this line thus far.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on February 19, 2009, 05:44 PM
There weren't stickers on the shelf - they were just piled up next to the DVD Battle Packs.  I did not scan them - but, if I am able to swing by there again soon I'll be sure to scan and let you know...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on February 19, 2009, 06:35 PM
I don't know if anyone here collects the Sideshow 12" Joes, but it looks like Storm Shadow (http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=6289) and a Cobra Paratrooper (http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?p=6327&utm_source=wp_news&utm_medium=online) have been announced.

Nice.  Stormshadow would have looked good with Snake Eyes.  Which I cancelled.  I've been more and more unimpressed with Sideshow and couldn't justify the $120 price on a line that I don't collect that heavily. 

Still, Snake, Stormshadow and Firefly were my three dream figures from this line.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on February 21, 2009, 12:04 AM
I bought both of the new five packs.

Mostly because I am dumb.

But that new Baroness is sweet. :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on February 21, 2009, 07:43 PM
iFett, I went by that Walmart again and the 5-pks won't scan - the price checker says "Please see sales associate" or something like that.

I did see them at TRU today for $29.99.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 21, 2009, 07:53 PM
I bought both of the new five packs.

Mostly because I am dumb.

fabulous!  I will be dumb too when I eventually find them.

iFett, I went by that Walmart again and the 5-pks won't scan - the price checker says "Please see sales associate" or something like that.

I did see them at TRU today for $29.99.

Thanks for checking Chewie.  I'm still hoping to save $5 or so at Target or even at that evil place.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on February 21, 2009, 09:42 PM
You know what sucks about the five packs?  I mean, besides the fact that they're a bunch of resculpts?

No stands. :(
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jayson on February 24, 2009, 12:22 PM
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS16279&mode=retail
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 24, 2009, 12:34 PM
Hmmmm....Exclusive?  Wonder if they'll pull the listing back down again?  I have no clue what happend to the Joe QnA's, but I'd like to know what's up with w5 and I'd like to have them before the line relaunches itself in a year or two.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 25, 2009, 11:27 PM
Wow....This thread sure dried up.  Anyone getting anything else before the movie crap hits or has Toy Fair left a very nasty taste in your mouth?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on February 26, 2009, 01:08 AM
I tried to buy the Shockwave/Destro comic pack at WM a couple weeks ago, but the $13 price and the ****** Destro made me leave it there. Other than that and the 7-packs, this line is pretty much done for me. I'm unable to bring myself to buy the vehicles I don't yet have, and now that wave 5 of those is back on, I'm torn. I already have all the single-packs I'm looking for, which is good since the local retailers are loving the **** out of that repacked wave 4 these days. I wanted a couple more Eels, but building any kind of army is just too expensive to consider it. The one I have is good enough.

I didn't even bother looking at all the Toy Fair pics. I wrote that line off a long time before I saw anything from it. It's really wretched that Hasbro is going to break up this great 25th Ann. run with that bull****.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on February 26, 2009, 12:03 PM
I've lost a lot of interest in this line lately... do have some moderate interest on those 7-pks coming out though.  Maybe one Joe set and two Cobras.  Not really sure yet though... and if I see the Stinger in stores ever, I'll get it.  That might be all I really want though... most of this stuff I don't really have room for.

I wish they'd put a Tele-Viper on a single card... that's one figure that I don't have that I want.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on February 26, 2009, 02:00 PM
I really needed to cut down on the Joe stuff I was buying so the change to the movie line will actually be a good place for me to stop.

If that wave 5 had made it to stores already I probably would have picked up a Stinger and maybe the FLAK set just for old times.  But I'm not going to order it online unless HTS.com sold them individually for a decent price (are they?  Haven't checked).

I actually have some carded figures that I don't really need so I may even sell off a few and keep just the loose that I have open already.  I do still want to get that last DVD set so I can complete the MASS Device, though.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on February 26, 2009, 02:36 PM
I'm still collecting the 25th stuff I haven't found and the small amount still to come.  I finally found the Water Moccasin at Wal-Mart yesterday.  Still have to find the newest comic packs, new 5-Packs, fixed Vipers, Battle Damaged BATs and then the 7-packs and wave 5 vehicles later this summer.  I'm passing on the movie toys for the most part except for the 25th Motor Viper and a few other figures. 

It's good there is less coming out this year because I have to save for the August Joecon and all the great toys available at the convention.  This year it's going to be expensive with the apparent Red Shadows/Action Force theme.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on March 4, 2009, 04:26 PM
God damn it.  It looks like Hasbro stepped on their dick again with this GI Joe line.  I walked into Target and found the Greatest Battles DVD set on the shelf, meaning that my store completely skipped the wave that must have had the wave 3 Best of the 80's pack with the final piece to the MASS Device that I need.

It's gone from HTS.com (has been for a while), gone from EE, gone from BBTS and going for over $40 on eBay.  ****, Hasbro, you stretch a series out over 5 $20 battle packs and then can't see fit to reward your customers by actually releasing the final piece in decent numbers?  And then skip to this terrible re-paint set?

I've about ******' had it with Hasbro's ****** distrubution, faulty wave lineups, multipe re-paints and seeming unwillingness to convince stores to support the 25th line. 

But I have no doubt that the craptastic movie line will be dripping off ever spare peg in stores come May/June so we can have yet another lot of Duke, Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow figures.  FYI, Hasbro, there are more than THREE ******* characters in the GI JOE universe.

   E...  (who now needs the final DVD BP of the 25th line...or at least the final piece of the MASS Device should anyone have an extra)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on March 4, 2009, 04:34 PM
I'm seeing that Lamest Battles set everywhere too.  Worst set they've made, and an instant shelf warmer.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 4, 2009, 05:03 PM
Ya and the figures don't even match the character artwork on the box.

Lame indeed.....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on March 4, 2009, 10:25 PM
I can't believe Hasbro saw it fit to release a BP of Valor Vs. Venom **** when that line caused Joe to tank at retail the last time.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 5, 2009, 04:25 AM
I don't know if you've all seen these or not, but I got them tonight in my in-box... 

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/09GIJROC_CobraBAT_Loose.jpg) 

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/09GIJROC_CobraComSuit_Loose.jpg)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/09GIJROC_CobraRed_Loose.jpg)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/09GIJROC_GIJAirTrooper_Loose.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 5, 2009, 09:42 AM
Yuppers..

Resolute B.A.T. (from 5pack)

Comicon Black Suit Cobra Commander

Resolute Cobra Trooper (from 5pack)

Resolute Duke (from 5pack)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jayson on March 5, 2009, 09:45 AM
Yuppers..

Resolute B.A.T. (from 5pack)

Comicon Black Suit Cobra Commander

Resolute Cobra Trooper (from 5pack)

Resolute Duke (from 5pack)

Isn't that the Cobra Officer? The Trooper, I believe, doesn't have the silver emblem on the helmet.  ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 5, 2009, 10:05 AM
ya ya ya....whatever   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on March 5, 2009, 11:50 AM
Here is what is interesting, JJ's source usually sends pics of stuff that is "In production" or not yet released.

Does this mean we are going to get SDCC Cobra Commander Again? 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 5, 2009, 12:05 PM
Good point Paul, but that doesn't explain why the Resolute figures being in the mix since they're out now. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 5, 2009, 03:04 PM
ick (http://generalsjoes.com/2009/03/05/new-vehicle-test-shots-on-ebay/)   ::)

Whirlwind?  Meh...I'm sure it'll have spring loaded crap and what not.  Oh well.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 5, 2009, 03:51 PM
I love the Whirlwind...  It was a favorite of mine for set-ups.  Loved to get the FLAK with it for a nice anti-air set-up around a base outside.  God I loved GI Joe stuff...  Recondo coming with it is neat too.  He's a glaring hole in the 25th line, and a figure I dug as a kid.  Nice to see a removable hat now too.

I really think that "gunship" thing from the new movie looks quite nice...  It's small, but it's a neat Cobra answer to the Skyhawk it seems and looks like a nicely designed little toy that would fit in with the 25th stuff.

That motorcycle looks like hell.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on March 5, 2009, 04:20 PM
That would be cool to have Recondo in the new style, but I don't think I'd buy a vehicle to get him. 

Besides Recondo, I miss not having Low Light and Dial-Tone.  After those three, the next tier of characters was way down on the priority list.  I would have preferred Dial-Tone to Mainframe and Low Light to that second version of Beachhead (although that is a nice figure). 

And I would have preferred pretty much ANY new character to the line rather than yet another repaint of Snake Eyes, Duke, Destro or Cobra Commander. 

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on March 5, 2009, 05:16 PM
Ok...I'll go on record now...Recondo is one of my all time favorite figures.  It is one of the first ones I begged Broken Arrow Toys to do when I finally got the ear a year or so ago....BUT....

That HAT is NOT the Hat Recondo needs to be wearing...  That thing is just a Greg Norman Golf Hat with one side turned up Crocodile Dundee style...the Hat the original (and all comic incarnations) Recondo wore was an Australian "Slouch" hat worn by their forces from the early 1900's all the way through to Vietnam...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/23/Australian_Army_ceremonial_slouch_hat.png)

Oh well...I'll replace it...but I wanted to complain about toys.... I am over it now.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 5, 2009, 05:38 PM
haha, I love Paul's posts.  I always learn something new with them. :)

Was REcondo an Aussie?  I don't recall his story, I just dug him as a figure because his rifle was all wrapped up and he looked like a badass jungle fighter.  I always gave him a machete as a secondary weapon.

I think it'd be cool of them to do everyone in snow Parkas...  Or if not "everyone", then at least a lot of the mains like Scarlet, Duke, Flint, and the like.  I always liked them in snow gear in the toon and taking Joes out in a big snow was a grand childhood memory for me.  We lost many Flash figures we had to replace and wound up every spring finding them in the thaw.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on March 5, 2009, 05:51 PM
No, Recondo was from Wisconsin...  I just liked the fact he wore the "Jungle Fighter" hat...only in later incarnations did it turn into

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/cast%20figures/25th%20Recondo/Recondo_store1.jpg)

I know it would not be popular with alot of folks, but I agree with JJ, I would love to see everybody get the "Arctic Snake Eyes" treatment...


Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 5, 2009, 06:07 PM
Why wouldn't that be popular?  They rocked balls in those outfits in the toon.  I always dug the cold weather theme though, and things like snowvipers and stuff.  The snowcat was one of my fav vehicles, along with the polar bear.  Loved playing in the snow...  My Joes usually got decked out with Indiana Jones figure robes for their cold weather gear though.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on March 5, 2009, 07:28 PM
Well I know you are isolated here on JD.com (where everything is puppy dogs and unicorns) but believe it or not, there are some people who are tired of seeing the main characters in ANY new outfits, I know, seems odd that re-issues would be so hated, but there are people out there.

Now for me...I'd be all over some alternate uniform classic characters, but I don't want JUST Duke, Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow..I want ALL the Characters in Arctic, Desert, Scuba, Utilities, Astronaut, etc..... but I am wierd that way.

My Joes wore Endor Camo Ponchos, 4 LOM robes, Han Trenchcoats etc....but the snow was very PRETEND.....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 5, 2009, 08:20 PM
To me, if you want a future to your line and more obscure Joes, you gotta accept more Dukes in different weather/condition-specific gear.  I'd be giddy myself to build a nice army of Joes in arctic gear, or like the Cobra scuba trooper with specific cobra's in the outfit...  That's cool **** to me.   :-\

For what it's worth though, I like EU figures in SW too.   :-X   :-*
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on March 6, 2009, 08:29 AM
I think it'd be cool of them to do everyone in snow Parkas...  Or if not "everyone", then at least a lot of the mains like Scarlet, Duke, Flint, and the like.  I always liked them in snow gear in the toon and taking Joes out in a big snow was a grand childhood memory for me.  We lost many Flash figures we had to replace and wound up every spring finding them in the thaw.

You're going to love the next episode of Freedom Isn't Free.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 6, 2009, 01:00 PM
Oh, I already knew that...  I already knew.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on March 9, 2009, 05:06 PM
Saw the Desert/Snow Cobra sets (7 figures per set?) at a toy show on Sunday for just $20.00 each, still couldn't force myself to get them.  Though that was pretty tempting.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on March 12, 2009, 01:21 AM
Found the new 5 packs at Target.  The Joe set wasn't bad but the paint apps kind of sucked.  The Cobra set looked a little better but I didn't feel like paying $25 for a bunch of mostly repacked figures.

Still pissed they never seemed to have gotten in that last DVD set with the final MASS Device piece.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 12, 2009, 02:02 AM
I saw a new 5-pack of Resolute guys tonight...  Duke and 5 Cobras...  Pretty slick looking set.  Is there another set?  Did I miss a 2nd set I need to hit WM for?

Love that BAT.  If I was a GIJ guy, I'd be giddy to own an army of cannon fodder cobra troops.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on March 12, 2009, 09:29 AM
I saw the newer 5 packs at our local TRU the other day as well.  I just about picked up the Joe set, even though they were mainly just "tweaks" of the original figures, but it was ringing up at $30 there so I passed.  They had the Cobra and Resolute packs there as well.  All of them look pretty good, but I just couldn't pay that much for the minor differences in the figures.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on March 12, 2009, 11:20 AM
I don't think Target had the Resolute figures.  If they did I didn't pay attention.

Jesse, the Cobra set had SS, Commander, Baroness, Zartan and Viper (with the new arm) and the Joe set had SE, Lady Jaye, Hawk, Shipwrek and Flint.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on March 12, 2009, 12:54 PM
TNI (http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=view&album=GIJoe%2FRise_Of_Cobra%2FDestro&pic=Destro.jpg&dispsize=600&start=0) has a pic up of the "Destro with mask" figure from the Rise of Cobra movie line, if anyone is interested.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 12, 2009, 02:21 PM
TNI (http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=view&album=GIJoe%2FRise_Of_Cobra%2FDestro&pic=Destro.jpg&dispsize=600&start=0) has a pic up of the "Destro with mask" figure from the Rise of Cobra movie line, if anyone is interested.

I'm not that interested in the figure, but people at Hiss are going insane over it.  Still not enough to drag me into the movie line full boar.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 12, 2009, 03:06 PM
Quote
Jesse, the Cobra set had SS, Commander, Baroness, Zartan and Viper (with the new arm) and the Joe set had SE, Lady Jaye, Hawk, Shipwrek and Flint.

OK, that's not what I saw.  Thanks E!

I got the Resolute set with Duke and 4 Cobra figures...  It's neat looking.  I like their tweak of a German Luger.  Very Star Wars-ish.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on March 12, 2009, 03:52 PM
TNI (http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=view&album=GIJoe%2FRise_Of_Cobra%2FDestro&pic=Destro.jpg&dispsize=600&start=0) has a pic up of the "Destro with mask" figure from the Rise of Cobra movie line, if anyone is interested.

Thanks, that looks pretty sweet!  I'll definitely be picking that one up.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 13, 2009, 08:41 PM
One of my local Targets reset a new endcap with TF animated Shockwave and Sunstorm on the top shelves with the Joe jets (original Rat/Conquest versions) on the bottom two - all for $24.99 - I sense a mass clearance once they pull the endcap.  Hopefully that means that the repaint jets will make it to retail soonish rather than laterish.  I know that these are available on the website, but I'd rather not pay shipping and just find them on one of my random toy runs.  Also scored a $24.99 Resolute pack which I'm diggin, but it would have been nice to have a carded release of the red BAT.....meh what am I sayin?  It's Hasbro!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 14, 2009, 12:37 AM
If you mean the Tiger Force Rattler and Python Patrol Conquest, I've seen both at my local Target so they're out there.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on March 14, 2009, 01:02 AM
I saw those both today too, in the regular aisle - mixed in with the regular paint scheme versions.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 14, 2009, 06:06 PM
If you mean the Tiger Force Rattler and Python Patrol Conquest, I've seen both at my local Target so they're out there.

I saw those both today too, in the regular aisle - mixed in with the regular paint scheme versions.

I know they're out there, but they haven't reached MN yet.  We've got too many of the original versions.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 16, 2009, 01:18 PM
Cracked open my Resolute pack over the weekend and I nominate the BAT as figure of the year/decade/century.  I'd go to town if when he gets single packed down the road.  The other repaints are what they are (I'd probably like them more after I see the toon) but I really dig the rocket launcher and Duke's new jetpack.  Good stuff....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on March 16, 2009, 03:27 PM
I still haven't picked up the Resolute 5-Pack because all I really want is the BAT from that pack.  Really hoping they make a TRU 5-Pack exclusive set of these bats but that probably won't happen. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 18, 2009, 12:16 PM
Anyone care to read the qna's this go around?  Only confirmation I got was of Dial Tone and the Snowcat.  Kinda scary that Hasbro won't confirm if the classic line will resume after the movie, but I enjoyed it while it lasted.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on March 18, 2009, 10:54 PM
Anyone care to read the qna's this go around?  Only confirmation I got was of Dial Tone and the Snowcat.  Kinda scary that Hasbro won't confirm if the classic line will resume after the movie, but I enjoyed it while it lasted.

I don't peruse the various Joe sites, much...do you have a link?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on March 19, 2009, 09:03 AM
http://generalsjoes.com/qanda.html

You have to click to go visit each site....

I also saw on General's Joes main page this list of stuff in a Wal Mart Comptuer:
http://generalsjoes.com/

GI JOE Single figures $7.88

65356944697 Single pack Charbroil
65356944698 Night Adder
65356944699 Red Fang Ninja
65356944700 Single Pack Kamakura
65356944701 Nano Viper
65356944824 Duke V4
65356944825 Single Pack Desert Viper
65356944826 Single pack Ripcord
65356944827 Storm Shadow

GI JOE Vehicle Assortment $15.97

65356944078 Tiger Claw ATV L
65356944075 PLR SHRC Sub IC
65356944076 Rockslide Desert
65356944077 Lava Pod Volcano

General's Joes gets all the credit for the content of this post, so if you post this elsewhere give them credit.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on March 19, 2009, 09:35 AM
Nice...thank you.

And Night Adder?  Kamakura?  Interesting....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on March 19, 2009, 01:34 PM
Lava Pod Volcano... I hope that's not a cheesy repaint of the Cobra Pogo thing that came out around 1987.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 19, 2009, 02:23 PM
I wonder if Ripcord will actually be Ripcord?  He was a great figure.

Too bad the new Joes with parachutes don't come with an exra working cloth chute to attach to the harness gear.  Some military figures came with that, and it's a cool feature.  You can display them dropping from your ceiling, and it's pretty neat.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on March 19, 2009, 02:28 PM
I wonder if Ripcord will actually be Ripcord?  He was a great figure.


My guess is he's the Wayans movie version.  RAH version is coming the Joe 7 pack (although they renamed him Altitude).

I'm hoping some of these (Charbroil, Desert Viper if it looks like the original Desert Scorpion) are RAH versions, possibly in movie packaging, but I'm not holding my breath.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: jedipurge on March 25, 2009, 04:44 PM
Lava Pod Volcano... I hope that's not a cheesy repaint of the Cobra Pogo thing that came out around 1987.

funny cause I'd actually hoped that it would come out again, make a good battledroid of some kind.  ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on March 26, 2009, 09:51 AM
I'm sure most have already seen this, but it looks like Hasbro's figure of Cobra Commander (http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=9&itemid=14259) from the "Rise of Cobra" movie has shown up online.  An....interesting look for the character.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 26, 2009, 11:11 AM
Yessss........interesting.  Good word.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on March 26, 2009, 07:04 PM
I fear this film will suck like no film has sucked before.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on March 27, 2009, 02:02 AM
I fear this film will suck like no film has sucked before.

   E...

I agree that this film will probably suck.  The trailer didn't help persuade me much.

I remember thinking The Phantom Menace would suck when I first saw the trailer with Jar Jar.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 27, 2009, 06:08 PM
Finally found the Resolute comic packs thanks to a local.  Love all four - even the samuri SS and freak Destro.  Tunnel Rat is decent, but I don't dig his eyes.  Shockwave is just all kinds of awesome.  Can't wait for the w5 vehicles and the seven packs.   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on March 28, 2009, 12:51 AM
Finally finished off my MASS Device.  Guy on RS had the last piece I needed for sale so I bought it rather than take a chance on ever finding the BP.  If I ever do run across it for retail I may pick it up for the figs and DVD but I'm not really going to go looking for it now.

Anyway, I like the MASS Device and, with the exception of the execution, think it was a cool idea from Hasbro.  I picked up the figures with the containers filled with the three elements also.  Even though they packed in one piece with a Cobra Commander, I was glad the other two weren't packed with figures that sucked or were duplicates of duplicates from elsewhere in the sets.

    E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on April 1, 2009, 11:02 PM
HissTank has pictures (http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/gi-joe-movie-2/gi-joe-rise-of-cobra-firefly-barbecue--more-revealed-8168/) of a bunch of new movie figures, including Firefly and Barbecue.

I'm not feeling that Cobra Commander....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on April 2, 2009, 12:21 AM
HissTank has pictures (http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/gi-joe-movie-2/gi-joe-rise-of-cobra-firefly-barbecue--more-revealed-8168/) of a bunch of new movie figures, including Firefly and Barbecue.

I'm not feeling that Cobra Commander....

That Ice Viper looks very cool.  Looks like they are repainting Firefly, Torpedo and some others and packing them as movie figures.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on April 2, 2009, 12:26 AM
HissTank has pictures (http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/gi-joe-movie-2/gi-joe-rise-of-cobra-firefly-barbecue--more-revealed-8168/) of a bunch of new movie figures, including Firefly and Barbecue.

Would love to take a closer look at this, but Hiss wants me to sign up.  :-\ I don't collect them, but am interested in seeing what they've come up with.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on April 2, 2009, 09:42 AM
I got my first few Movie figures from Hong Kong today.....

Destro is fairly impressive.  Nice new sculpt.

Breaker is ok, his vest makes his arms look skinnier than they are... he needs a helmet. (whether it is Movie accurate or not, soldiers wear helmets)

Mars Troopers.  I'll give these an official "They don't suck"... the sculpt under all the stuff is very "commando" type sweater..and not the GI Joe version of commando, where they are also Ninja, Pilot, Scuba, Genies....but more the 80's-90's sweater with the shooters shoulder patch.

In the next wave is Sgt. Stone, Ripcord, and a couple others...  I will post pics when I can.

Vlad...go to toynewsi.com they have the pics too..
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on April 2, 2009, 09:42 AM
Wow, quite a group of figures revealed there.  Not really interested in the movie stuff, but some of it looks ok.  Just knowing myself, I know I'll probably end up picking up a basic Snake Eyes figure - but beyond that I just don't know.  I really want this movie to be good, but from what we've seen/read so far, it isn't sounding the best.  I'm not sure about that look for CC either.  Maybe it just wouldn't be as realistic, but I'd rather see the smooth style faceplate and/or hood to this version - but I know that movies are big on being able to at least see the actor's eyes to help with acting (or constantly removing the mask as often happens in the Spidey movies).  There's just something cool about the "faceless" look to CC.  I remember as a kid talking with friends about what was "behind the mask/under the hood" of Cobra Commander, whether he was even human, etc.  Similar to the way it was with Vader (and also Fett) prior to his reveal back then.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on April 2, 2009, 10:47 AM
http://forums.toynewsi.com/index.php?showtopic=2061886
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 2, 2009, 11:51 AM
That Ice Viper looks pretty bad ass and that sled thing looks familiar - I can't quite put my finger on it.  I'm actually not really dissapointed in these or the repaints for that matter, but I'm still hoping that the movie sucks so I won't be sucked into these.  Never really paid attention to the actors I guess, but Duke looks like a punk bitch.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on April 2, 2009, 02:28 PM
Some of those look pretty awesome actually.  Paris Pursuit SE and SS look insanely cool to me...  I thought the Arctic Cobra was pretty great...  His sled thing is, I believe, off a cobra snow vehicle...  My brother had that, not me, so I don't recall its name exactly.

Really though, Cover Girl and Scarlet rock...  Very nice figures.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on April 2, 2009, 03:54 PM
I think I'm in agreement here.  The Ice-Viper rocks and the Paris Pursuit SS & SE are nicely done.  I like Scarlett but the Cover Girl figure is just okay IMO, not as hyped about that one. 

I may end up with a couple of these figures but I know I'm not going to be buying the full line.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on April 2, 2009, 08:44 PM
I have a feeling I am going to like the Movie Line much more than the Movie itself.

That Firefly has a bunch of accessories, that Ice Viper (Snow board viper?) is neat, the unmasked Storm Shadow is pretty cool too and that Shipwreck has some win as well.

The biggest let down for me is the style they used on the army builders... the Vipers and Neo Vipers are CRAP on a Stick...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on April 2, 2009, 10:11 PM
I was never a big fan of the later army builders anyway.  To me, Cobra is always going to made up of Cobra Troopers, Officers, Televipers, and Crimson Guard. :)  Oh, and Eels/Snow Serpants of course...  And I would say the paraviper is insanely cool as well.

When they went onto all those other guys though (Vipers, Alley Vipers, Techno Vipers, Wiper Vipers, Pharmacist Vipers, Custodial Engineering Vipers, Teaching Certified Vipers, etc.), I really wasn't into all those.  The earlier army guys were the best.

I think the Resolute Cobra Troopers are without a doubt far cooler than all those other guys Hasbro whipped up.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 2, 2009, 10:34 PM
I was hoping that Hasbro would get around to the Night Viper in the 25th line, but no dice. That was really my last favorite from RAH they didn't get around to, so it was a pretty good run.

Has the big H said anything anything about this line coming back after the movie line?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darby on April 2, 2009, 10:42 PM
The figures are neat, for the most part - the Ice Viper is definitely the best thing about the movie, so far.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on April 4, 2009, 03:04 PM
The "snowboard" included with the Ice Viper did, in fact, come with a 1980's-era vehicle, namely the Cobra Wolf.  There were two of them that sat on the right top side of the vehicle, and they acted as "ski missles" of sorts, I guess.  That vehicle was one of my favorite toys growing up, what with the way the driver and passenger seats were set up.

Cobra Wolf on YoJoe.com's archive (http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/87/wolf/)

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 4, 2009, 05:42 PM
When they went onto all those other guys though (Vipers, Alley Vipers, Techno Vipers, Wiper Vipers, Pharmacist Vipers, Custodial Engineering Vipers, Teaching Certified Vipers, etc.), I really wasn't into all those.  The earlier army guys were the best.

I think the Resolute Cobra Troopers are without a doubt far cooler than all those other guys Hasbro whipped up.

I was a big fan of ANYTHING viper and the Alley Viper and Techno were two of my faves.  I always remember outfitting my HISS 2 or 3 or whatever with all of my Vipers in the rear "storage area"  Most of my original Joes were stolen from me in 84-86, but I had tons from latter 86-89 so they bring back a lot of memories.

I don't really care much for any of the Resolute figs outside of the insanely awesome BAT of course.  What is it April 25th that the show debuts on Cartoon Network?  Midnight?  I hope it's very violent.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 9, 2009, 02:15 PM
I borrowed the pics.....It's nice to know exactly what accessories we're getting with these guys, but it would be nicer to know when the sets will be available.

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g310/echoplex420247/AssualtonCobraIsland.jpg)

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g310/echoplex420247/DefenseofCobraIsland.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on April 9, 2009, 03:26 PM
Now for a good party trick get Alyosha to tell you every part on the figs and what is new and what is re-used...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on April 9, 2009, 03:38 PM
WTF?  I thought for sure they would paint the Eel helmet orange and give that to Wet-Suit instead of just ditching him with the Torpedo mask.

Effing corner cutters. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 9, 2009, 08:38 PM
WTF?  I thought for sure they would paint the Eel helmet orange and give that to Wet-Suit instead of just ditching him with the Torpedo mask.

Effing corner cutters. 

Ya that is pretty lame - especially since Wet Suit had a better styled helmet - but this is the classics last "hu-rah" before the hiatus so I can't blame Hasbro.  Hopefully these get carded individually after the movie crap, but I'm not holding my breath with Hasbro's cryptic answers.  Can't they just tell us yes or no if this line will continue?  Meh...Wish I had a cooler Night Raven to go with the Strato Viper.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on April 9, 2009, 11:28 PM
Silly Ryan...your 25th Anniv appropriate Wet Suit helmet will be in your mailbox by the time you get this set...

It looka lika dees....

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/cart/images/uploads/WS1.jpg)

Look for them on Brokenarrowtoys.com about the time these are hitting shelves.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 10, 2009, 04:12 AM
I am so getting one of those helmets. I almost considered buying another Eel just to repaint the helmet from that figure.

I can't wait for these sets. The Range and Alley Vipers are to of my faves from RAH, and to get them in one set is gravy. I suppose these will be about $50 when they're released, though, which means I can scarcely afford one of each set.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on April 10, 2009, 09:34 AM
Ok, depending on interest we will get Broken Arrow Toys to do a special run just for the JD.com crowd.  Hit me with a PM in the next couple of days and I will see if I can get helmets and hoses slotted in to the production que, even the non-monolith's have to plan.

You guys will probably have to add the Paint details (around the goggles) yourselves, but I will see what I can convince them to do.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on April 10, 2009, 01:11 PM
Some observations:

Hit & Run-  Still using Airborne's head it appears, but the torso is now COBRA Soldier, legs from Gen. Hawk, and arms from General Hawk.  All of AB's gear with the SS grappling hook, and Screaming Duke harness.



Recondo-  They changed to the smaller Gen. Hawk pistol and harness w/ Flint's backpack.



Ripcord-  Looks to be the harness from DVD COBRA Soldier with a belly chute added, H&K G36 from Spytroops, and a black Blowtorch helmet and mask.



Wet Suit-  Original tanks and board, with Torpedo mask with longer tubes.  Blech.  http://brokenarrowtoys.com/cart/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=192 (http://brokenarrowtoys.com/cart/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=192)



Chuckles-  Destro's briefcase and pistol, with the satchel from TRat.



Outback-  Original style gun with backpack from Redstar I think.



Zap-  New bazooka with modded 1982 backpack.



BATS-  Same as HOH with tentacles from DVD pack 1.



Night Creeper-  New crossbow with 1989 SE backpack and reissue sword.



Mindbender-  Original style weapons.



Lampreys-  Removable faceplate, rebreather, WWII rifle and Naboo pistol.



Strato Viper-  Basic pistol.



Alley Viper-  Backpack with removable crossbow, new rifle, new helmet & visor (old school style), retooled 1988 shield, Mutt nightstick.


Ranger Viper-  DTC helmet, Gen Hawk backpack, TRat harness and pistol, TRat machinegun, Range Viper grenade launcher.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 10, 2009, 02:44 PM
Nice detective work Alyosha and nice work on the custom helmet too.   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on April 10, 2009, 06:24 PM
Awesome Wet Suit helmet.  Any idea if the helmet/head on sale now will fit over the forthcoming head?  I want the helmet big time, but I will invariably screw up if I attempt to paint that head that comes with the Broken Arrow helmet.

And I need to order fast, because I'm still kicking myself over not ordering the Dusty harness before it sold out  :'(
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on April 10, 2009, 09:09 PM
Not to worry, I'll keep making everything until the molds die.  That includes the helmet and harness.  As for the helmets, do you guys want me to just take a stab at the colors from the pics or would you rather wait until it's in hand and I can get closer? 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 10, 2009, 09:23 PM
I'm colorblind to some extent so it's not a big deal to me, but I'd prefer extra paint details if at all possible as I'm no good in that department - no biggie though.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on April 10, 2009, 11:36 PM
Awesome Wet Suit helmet.  Any idea if the helmet/head on sale now will fit over the forthcoming head?  I want the helmet big time, but I will invariably screw up if I attempt to paint that head that comes with the Broken Arrow helmet.

And I need to order fast, because I'm still kicking myself over not ordering the Dusty harness before it sold out  :'(

Did I not ever send one of those to you?  I think somebody in Utah must have gotten a plastic harness in the mail and wondered..."what the heck is this?"
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on April 11, 2009, 12:19 AM
LOL.  No, I never got one, and the bad news is, it wouldn't be the first time my neighbors got weird tiny 1:18 military equipment addressed to me.

They must think I'm such a weirdo...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on April 11, 2009, 01:02 AM
On another topic, what the hell is the deal with the Alpine Mass Device pack?  I saw it once, passed on it because it was just before Christmas and my wife told me to quit buying myself stuff, and of course, I've never seen it since.  HTS has all of the other packs online, and I even saw about 20 of the Quick Kick and Dusty packs on clearance for $7.00 at one Wal Mart.

Why is the Alpine one so scarce?  Are there thousands of them waiting to be unloaded at a Big Lots somewhere?  It just seems weird....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on April 11, 2009, 04:28 AM
That pack pissed me off.  If Hasbro is going to do an ambitious multi-pack build-a-something promo they need to make damn well sure that all the ******* packs make it out.  Apparently these were spotted at Target, in the cases I've heard of, and then never seen again.  It was on HTS.com a couple of times but I passed, it went to Sold Out and then gone.  It wasn't even on the site last time I checked.

My Target never got this pack.  My WM doesn't carry BP's at all and I don't have a TRU that I can frequent.  I ended up buying the last piece of the MASS Device from a guy on RS.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on April 11, 2009, 09:04 AM
, and I even saw about 20 of the Quick Kick and Dusty packs on clearance for $7.00 at one Wal Mart.


Are they still there? I need a couple extra Dusty's.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darby on April 11, 2009, 10:56 AM
I need a Dusty period!  LMK if you can help.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on April 11, 2009, 12:16 PM
I will cruise back today and see.  I'll pick up whatever is left and let you guys know what I get.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on April 15, 2009, 10:34 PM
I will cruise back today and see.  I'll pick up whatever is left and let you guys know what I get.

The world awaits the results of that trip............
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on April 15, 2009, 10:52 PM
Nada at the store, but I'm working an angle on a guy in a local Star Wars collecting group for at least two Dusty packs...

I'll keep you posted.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on April 16, 2009, 12:57 AM
If any of you guys have pieces to that Mass device thing from the DVD sets, and you don't want them (especially things like the hand carts or computer console pieces), I'd be interested in them!  PM me here if you want.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 16, 2009, 03:08 AM
The Dusty (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=520&SBR=45&ST=SO&ID=22956&PG=1) pack appears to be on HTS right now.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on April 16, 2009, 04:37 AM
Yeah, but not for $7 ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on April 17, 2009, 07:42 PM
I'm not sure if anyone here is even interested in the "Hall of Heroes" line, but I got an order from HTS earlier this week that had a couple in there.  I'm not really a carded collector even with Star Wars, but I thought it might be nice to have a couple - so I ordered Snake Eyes v2 (my favorite as a kid) and Storm Shadow.  I have to say that they do look pretty spiffy, but there doesn't seem to be any way to hang them on the wall - which you would think many collectors would want to do with carded figures.  Anyways, maybe I'm missing something (I haven't looked at them super closely), but I just thought I'd give the heads up for anyone that might be interested.  I don't know if these sell at retail or not, I've seen a sign advertising them at TRU saying they're available at TRU.com, but that's about it.

Also, for anyone interested, it looks like the first couple chapters of the G.I. Joe: Resolute cartoon (which is supposed to be shown on adult swim next week) are up at adultswim.com (http://www.adultswim.com/video/?episodeID=8a25059520b3d89e0120b49221340025), with two more on the way Monday I guess.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on April 18, 2009, 01:04 AM
If you don't have a GI Joe boner after watching that cartoon, you're not human.  That's perhaps the coolest cartoon in history.  And there's death!  Finally!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on April 18, 2009, 07:00 AM
Let's hope the October Guard was out of town at the time...

It is a decent show for what it is.  I am going to practice "Ninja Run" all day today to see I can do it without breaking my nose.

Ninja Run - Verb .. full speed sprint while bent forward with arms flailing behind you.  See also "Jar Jar Run"
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on April 18, 2009, 07:46 AM
Go take your Geritol you old curmudgeon.  Resolute is the AWESOME!!!

On a side note, I can't wait to hear what you think about this years 25th Crimson Strike Team Con set.   Call my cell if you don't catch me at home.  Going to be in Richardson most of the day.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on April 18, 2009, 03:48 PM
Just watched the Resolute episodes and nearly wet myself.  ******' awesome.  I think this may be the better than the movie turns out but we'll see.  I'd definitely watch this as a weekly series though.

I though the choice of a 25th anniversary Crimson Strike Team for the con exclusive was an interesting idea.  I think all the Red Shadows fans that were thinking that was going to be the set are probably let down today.  It's interesting that they chose to do a 25th style set when the club has been a champion of the 80's style classic figures.

I do like the sound of the 12" Eight Legs of Danger set, though.  I'll have to see it before I decide if I want to pick it up or not.  I won't be buying the 4" set this year but am interested in what the souvenirs are.  I didn't buy the 4" set last year either but did get the SWAT 3-pack and would have liked the RTV w/ Bullhorn.

Unfortunately, I won't be going to the con again this year.  Still hoping they make it closer to NY some year when I'm not also paying for a Celebration or something.  I was really hoping they'd go to Rhode Island this year for the Joe movie like they did for the Transformers release.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on April 21, 2009, 10:01 AM
It looks like the next couple chapters of Resolute are now up at adultswim.com.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on April 21, 2009, 10:17 AM
Chick Dial Tone?  WTF?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on April 21, 2009, 10:49 PM
Eh, he wasn't ever a fav of mine so I'm ok with that, but thier whole "support staff" thing is weird.  Green Shirts are being given work it seems, and all of them wear Khaki now?  Weird.

Anyway, I'm loving that series...  Bazooka was a douche, so no loss there to me.  Maj. Blood?  I'm still not sure why that was...  Regardless though, this is a rockin' series to me.  I'd watch this religiously if they were to take this to a full cartoon level.

I dug seeing Airborne and Ripcord up there.  Two favs of mine. :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on April 22, 2009, 12:59 PM
Just got done watching the latest couple of "episodes" of Resolute.  I'm really enjoying this so far, and hope that they decide to continue it on as a regular series.  Good stuff.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 22, 2009, 01:45 PM
I didn't prefer the original 5 minute CW format back in the day so I'm just waiting for the finale on Cartoon Network.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 22, 2009, 03:10 PM
In case people don't visit the Joe sites...

new pics (http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/25th-anniversary-3/gijoe-resolute-cobra-island-and-modern-era-figure-images-8280/) and more new pics (http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/gi-joe-resolute-15/gi-joe-resolute-destro-action-figure-images-8279/)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on April 22, 2009, 08:35 PM
I can't get over how much ass kicking there is in this Resolute cartoon. 

Possible Spoilers...





I can't get over how many people they're bumping off though.  I just watched episode 8 w/ Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow and, BAM!  SS takes the dirt nap.  So, if this is going to be an ongoing cartoon at some point, as much as I personally don't need a SS character to make it good, would Hasbro really want to knock off such a popular character so soon? 

Even Bludd, being dead in the premiere was kind of a shock to me.  That's an A list bad guy gone right from the start.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 23, 2009, 01:03 AM
In case people don't visit the Joe sites...

new pics (http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/25th-anniversary-3/gijoe-resolute-cobra-island-and-modern-era-figure-images-8280/) and more new pics (http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/gi-joe-resolute-15/gi-joe-resolute-destro-action-figure-images-8279/)

Nice to see a Night Force Tunnel Rat. Now I don't have to buy that gawdawful comic pack with the SS.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on April 23, 2009, 09:28 AM
Maybe a bit off topic, but I saw this listed (http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/GI-Joe-Season-1.1/11757) at TVShowsonDVD.com.   It has pics, episodes, and specs for the first season set of G.I. Joe on the way this summer.  Looks pretty nice - I always regretted missing the earlier released sets, so I'm glad we're seeing these new ones.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 24, 2009, 04:01 PM
ROC Destro 2pack & SDCC 12 BARONESS (http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/conventions-9/hasbro-announces-exclusives-for-2009-san-diego-comic-con-8301/)

*yawn*
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Matt R. on April 24, 2009, 08:08 PM
I am glad it is 12" figures and another 3 3/4 Destro and not a 3 3/4 figure I care about.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 24, 2009, 08:59 PM
Good for those who have to have them. I'll gamble these might be Hasbro's slowest-selling con exclusives yet.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: MetalJedi on April 26, 2009, 05:37 AM
Bazooka was a douche, so no loss there to me. 

Just for that comment I hope they never make a good Rebel Fleet Trooper.

I just got done watching Resolute on CN. Wow this was by far the most amazing movie I have seen. Shocking for some of the deaths.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on April 27, 2009, 02:07 AM
Oh come on, it's like he was in the opportunity room or something.  Guy sucked...  He was no Flint or Airborne, lemme tell ya. :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: MetalJedi on April 27, 2009, 02:15 AM
Flint I can agree with, but Airborne? Come on that guy has the personality of a wet mop. He's basically background character material and always has been. At least Bazooka has had dialogue and actually done things on missions. I'm not saying Bazooka's the best Joe but doesn't deserve douche status.

That goes to Leatherneck.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on April 27, 2009, 02:18 AM
Oh Leatherneck, don't get me started...  I thought he was Bazooka's older bro. :P

Airborne didn't get dialogue because, much like Snake Eyes and/or Chuck Norris, he didn't need it.  He spoke with his fists!

101st Airborne Sergeant?  Hardly douche material... 

Short Bus guy in a football shirt that "uhhhh" 'd out a sentence now and then, and was Alpine's bitch?  Pffft.

;)

Man I love GI Joe...  Resolute was such a really good toon, and I'm so into the thought they'll continue that somehow.  I guess I'm on a GI Joe talking high or something.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Matt R. on April 27, 2009, 03:37 AM
I like it, I didn't care for the ending (but SE was bada$$) I wish they did more, like add Firefly to the fight (Firefly is my main Cobra guy), killed couple more joes not just Bazooka.

they could like start over. here are some options

1. make the series an prequel to the resolute movie. (Have Bludd, SS, Zartan alive)
2. Make Destro and Baroness the main baddies with the Iron Grendiers or the M.A.R.S. thing
3. Totally new Villain and new recuits for the joes.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: MetalJedi on April 27, 2009, 04:23 AM
Airborne didn't get dialogue because, much like Snake Eyes and/or Chuck Norris, he didn't need it.  He spoke with his fists!

101st Airborne Sergeant?  Hardly douche material... 

Short Bus guy in a football shirt that "uhhhh" 'd out a sentence now and then, and was Alpine's bitch?  Pffft.

;)

Now your comparing a ******bag like Airborne to Chuck Norris and Snake Eyes?  ::)

101st Airborne Sergeant. Whoopity Doo, Bazooka is a Sergeant as well and I really doubt Airborne could kick Big Boa's ass like Bazooka did, hand to hand mind you.

Please explain how Bazooka is Alpine's bitch? One episode does not constitute a "bitch".
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on April 27, 2009, 08:47 AM
What about that time Alpine and Bazooka found Quick Kick, and Bazooka sang the theme song for the candy bar Quick Kick was promoting?

That was pretty douchey, you've got to admit.  That and the fact that he talked like he'd sustained a traumatic head injury all the time....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jayson on April 27, 2009, 11:07 AM
ROC Destro 2pack & SDCC 12 BARONESS (http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/conventions-9/hasbro-announces-exclusives-for-2009-san-diego-comic-con-8301/)

*yawn*

nevermind.  :P
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on April 27, 2009, 05:09 PM
What about that time Alpine and Bazooka found Quick Kick, and Bazooka sang the theme song for the candy bar Quick Kick was promoting?

That was pretty douchey, you've got to admit.  That and the fact that he talked like he'd sustained a traumatic head injury all the time....

Thank you! :)

Big Boa was Cobra's equally slow equivalent of Bazooka...  That point is moot!!!   ;D

Airborne actually is the only person ever to beat Chuck Norris in a fight...  it's a lot episode of GI Joe though.  True story.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: vupa0101 on April 27, 2009, 07:16 PM
i must defend airborne, a paratrooper sgt. is on a whole 'nother level
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on April 27, 2009, 08:17 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_M1EtTXxMq_Y/SUWZXsyHH4I/AAAAAAAABaM/8PeRQxPD-FE/s400/100_2261.JPG)

Airborne is badass.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Greg on April 27, 2009, 08:26 PM
Especially with that bright turquoise vest and vomit green helmet and holster... badass indeed.  :P
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on April 27, 2009, 08:37 PM
Why hide when your enemies run at the first sight of you?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jayson on April 27, 2009, 09:31 PM
Some sniper's gonna get his ass...

-John Mason - Con Air
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Greg on April 27, 2009, 09:56 PM
Why hide when your enemies run at the first sight of you?

Run away, burst out laughing, what's the difference? I suppose Airborne would get the upper hand either way.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 27, 2009, 09:59 PM
My Video Cassette Recorder ****** up so I only saw the last 25 mins or so of Resolute.  Loved what I saw, but I'm in no place to bicker on character specifics like you all.  Long live Chuck Norris?  Meh...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on April 27, 2009, 10:45 PM
 Long live Chuck Norris?  Meh...

Of course he must live!  Who else will wash Airborne's ballsack now that Bazooka is dead? :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on April 28, 2009, 12:24 AM
Hawk loves Airborne.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_M1EtTXxMq_Y/SUWGIKQx0FI/AAAAAAAABYc/knH1Sp4YBrQ/s400/100_2157.JPG)

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on April 28, 2009, 12:46 AM
Wow he does.  He got one of those fathead things of him.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on April 28, 2009, 12:49 PM
I got a chance to watch the entire Resolute "movie" on the DVR yesterday, and I have to say I really enjoyed it too.  I saw some of the chapters online last week, but it was even better watching the whole thing together.  Hopefully it will see a DVD release.  I'm hoping that the somewhat "cliffhanger" ending of it means they are looking into making it into a regular series - I know I'd watch.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 28, 2009, 01:00 PM
I can't see why they'd invest the money and resources into this project without putting it out on DVD or possibly continuing "the series"  Kinda silly to just stick it up on the web and then to only show it once on cable at midnight.  Hopefully we'll learn more at Comicon.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jeff on April 29, 2009, 06:01 PM
Ask Hasbro your Resolute questions (http://www.hasbro.com/resolute/resolute/en_US/ask.cfm.)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 29, 2009, 06:58 PM
Hiss has a buncha new pics up from Monday, but here's one I borrowed just for the sake of the matter.

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g310/echoplex420247/asa.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on April 29, 2009, 07:21 PM
2 packs?  Very reminiscent of the Joe V. Cobra Days... but I like the selections at least.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 29, 2009, 11:26 PM
I'd buy that pack in a heartbeat. Hopefully, the rest of the 2-packs have character selections like this one.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on April 30, 2009, 10:06 AM
I can't see why they'd invest the money and resources into this project without putting it out on DVD or possibly continuing "the series"  Kinda silly to just stick it up on the web and then to only show it once on cable at midnight.  Hopefully we'll learn more at Comicon.

Maybe this will have something to do with it:

http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=9&itemid=14417 (http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=9&itemid=14417)

Apparently Hasbro is partnering with Discovery to create a new kids/family channel and programming.  I think it will basically be a re-branded Discovery kids, but I didn't read the entire release.  They did specifically mention shows based on brands like GI Joe, Transformers, My Little Pony, etc.  It might be a chance to see new shows around Joe and TF, but to be honest I wouldn't mind if they just re-ran the old toons ala Boomerang :).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on April 30, 2009, 10:33 PM
I'm on my way to Hamilton, ON for the GI Joe Convention.  Quite a long drive from Minnesota.  I'm in London, ON for the night after driving and sight seeing on the way over for the con.  I haven't done much toy shopping on the way except for a few Wal-Marts in Michigan but they didn't have anything worth buying.  However, when I stopped at the White Oaks Mall Wal-Mart in London I found the movie MARS Trooper 3-Pack.  Looks very cool.  Now I wish it would just stop raining so my trip to Niagara Falls isn't too wet. 

I'll be adding pictures (http://terhurne.smugmug.com/GI%20Joe/774517) from the Canadian Con like I have done for the last 4 Master Collector Joecons.

(http://www.smugmug.com/photos/525243694_MkUDd-S.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on April 30, 2009, 10:49 PM
Look at it this way...  Even when it's not raining in Niagara Falls, you always get wet from the mist off the falls...  Man I love it up there. :)  Good times.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on May 7, 2009, 07:21 PM
I know there are a few Joe club members on here but I don't know how many of them buy the 12" items.  Anyway, this year's free club figures are starting to hit mailboxes and I got the 12" Talking Black Adventure Team Commander this year. 

The figure comes with shorts, t-shirt and a dog tag and then they offered an accessory set that includes a box, boots, uniform, pistol and shoulder holster.  My Commander came yesterday and today I got the accessory set.  Really nice figure, IMO, so I thought I'd post a photo of him in all his gear.


(http://www.netenigma.com/gijoe/photos/twelve/club/2009commander/S_2009-gijoecc-freeblackcommander.jpg) (http://www.netenigma.com/gijoe/photos/twelve/club/2009commander/2009-gijoecc-freeblackcommander.jpg)

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on May 8, 2009, 12:02 PM
I let me membership slide right before cutoff...

Really wanted one of those..  I am sure they will have some at the club store.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 8, 2009, 02:45 PM
Pretty....More pics at Hiss

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g310/echoplex420247/attachmentCAZC68JE.jpg)

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g310/echoplex420247/attachmentCAZPOOE7.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on May 8, 2009, 03:58 PM
Just got in the RES SE, and did a quick set of pics and review.  If  you don't mind the trek, they are up here:

Resolute Snake Eyes *IN HAND* Pics and Review (http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/forum/index.php?topic=498.msg2617)

Almost forgot, want to give credit to Black Sheep Toy Store for the hookup.  Great bunch of guys and fair to deal with.

*EDIT*  The link seems to be working fine for me, but if not, here it is again :

http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/forum/index.php?topic=498.msg2617
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: ruiner on May 8, 2009, 05:43 PM
Need to fix your link bro.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on May 8, 2009, 06:32 PM
I know there are a few Joe club members on here but I don't know how many of them buy the 12" items.  Anyway, this year's free club figures are starting to hit mailboxes and I got the 12" Talking Black Adventure Team Commander this year. 

The figure comes with shorts, t-shirt and a dog tag and then they offered an accessory set that includes a box, boots, uniform, pistol and shoulder holster.  My Commander came yesterday and today I got the accessory set.  Really nice figure, IMO, so I thought I'd post a photo of him in all his gear.


(http://www.netenigma.com/gijoe/photos/twelve/club/2009commander/S_2009-gijoecc-freeblackcommander.jpg) (http://www.netenigma.com/gijoe/photos/twelve/club/2009commander/2009-gijoecc-freeblackcommander.jpg)

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(http://www.netenigma.com/gijoe/photos/twelve/club/2009commander/S_2009-gijoecc-freeblackcommander-box.jpg) (http://www.netenigma.com/gijoe/photos/twelve/club/2009commander/2009-gijoecc-freeblackcommander-box.jpg)

Took a picture of the box, which is a really nice promo.  For those interested, the phrases that he speaks are:

"I've got a tough assignment for you."
"This is going to be rough, can you handle it?"
"We must get there before dark.  Follow me."
"The Adventure Team has the situation controlled."
"Set up team headquarters here."
"Contact Adventure Team Headquarters right away."
"The Adventure Team is needed in Africa."
"Mission accomplished.  Good work men."

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on May 9, 2009, 12:47 PM
Can someone who follows this stuff better than I do help me figure out what's going on with the wave 5 vehicles?  Are they available at retail, or are they internet-only somewhere?  If so, where?  Or are they not really available?  I want a couple Stingers and an Arctic HISS, that's all.  Is that too much to ask?

And while I'm whining, when and where do those Cobra Island 7-packs go on sale?

Buying toys shouldn't be this hard... ::)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on May 9, 2009, 01:05 PM
The 7 packs aren't up anywhere just yet.  They should be within a couple of weeks now that package pics have been posted.  As for the vehicles, Hasbro said they would be availble through e-tailers who buy in large quantities, so I suggest BBTS or EE.  You may be able to use others (I prefer GoodStufftoGo or SmallJoes), but I don't think they have pre-orders up right now.  The vehicles are scheduled to ship this month from BBTS, and all they have left are a few odd singles (but not one of everything) and complete cases.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on May 9, 2009, 02:10 PM
Buying toys shouldn't be this hard... ::)

Quote of the year.

Has anyone ever read anything to suggest that Hasbro would re-solicit those wave 5 vehicles to regular retail stores after the movie push is over?  Or is it along the lines with the current 25th style figures; maybe?

Honestly, I think this GI Joe film is going to be so bad, and the toy line supporting it tank so hard, that future retail releases of Joe figures will either be completely in jeopardy or Hasbro will have to scramble to get the current style figures/toys back on shelves to stop a mass exodus.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: John C on May 9, 2009, 02:27 PM
Smalljoes will probably get my dollar for the Stinger and FLAK/Claw if they sell them outside of the case.  Otherwise I will be watching Hasbro's site.  I really hope the wave 14 figures eventually see a release to stores or online as well.  I want that Falcon.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 9, 2009, 04:17 PM
Hasbro also said that w5 *might* show up at retail, but I wouldn't count on that as clearance season is upon us.  I have my preorder up at BBTS even though it's going to leave me with an extra Skyhawk.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on May 9, 2009, 08:12 PM
Some interesting photos we got in the latest "Scoop" type stuff... all the ones we have seen, and then this one..

It has the HM prototype mark on it, but is that a NATO blue beret?

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/NatoJoe2.jpg)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/NatoJoe.jpg)

I will have to go cruise the other sites to see if they have intel on it.

Jesse, I didn't watermark it before I hosted it, if you get a chance throw one on it..
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on May 10, 2009, 05:31 PM
That's some interesting stuff...  Who's the character?  Not wild on "NATO" beret though.  ::)  Yeah I'm bitchy about the "international" aspect of the whole movie line, haha.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 11, 2009, 01:35 PM
SDCC Destro pics (http://joebattlelines.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=11735&start=15)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on May 11, 2009, 05:23 PM
I actually woulnd't mind that Destro Figure...  Paul, if you manage to nab any of those somehow, LMK.  I think my brother will want one, and I don't know but think I might dig one too.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on May 11, 2009, 06:28 PM
Looks like to this point, I need...

4 for me (I am going to make an Army of Suited figures and Scottish Knights)

4 for folks from the store

2 more for you and Cole...

1 for Ryan maybe

And I'm not even going to SDCC personally...  Any idea how many they will sell to a person at one time?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on May 11, 2009, 06:35 PM
If you can't Paul, it's ok...  Or if you can only get one, I think my brother will want one and that's more important.

If you happen to get an extra, consider me.  You can keep the scottish dude too, I just want Destro.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on May 13, 2009, 06:22 PM
Ok here is the latest haul from HK...

JJ or someother more skilled body..watermark them before they get "claimed"...


This is the INSIDE of Desert Ambush Duke's Backpack, it holds his Green Smoke Cigarette thing.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_0058.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_0059.jpg)


The green thing is above his shoulder
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_0056.jpg)

Helmet with Flip Up/Down Night Vision
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_0068.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_0065.jpg)

Comparison to O-Face Duke and SRO Hawk
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_0069.jpg)


ICE VIPER
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_0078.jpg)

Unpainted Eyes (yes Alyosha was right)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_0091.jpg)

Helmet
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_0094.jpg)

The VEST
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_0096.jpg)

Without the Vest it is the same as all the Viper/Mars Troopers
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_0095.jpg)

Back of the Backpack/Vest
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_0086.jpg)

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on May 13, 2009, 09:44 PM
I'm actually surprised at how much that Duke figure looks like Channing Tatum.  Not a bad job on Hasbro's part.  And that figure you have pictured isn't so far out there as to not make a good Joe figure.  It's not like the accelerator suit version that will be on its way.

The Ice Viper is a good looking figure as well.

And it looks like Hasbro is doing a decent job on the accessories. 

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on May 18, 2009, 09:54 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=220415828812

My buddy Kevin hooked me up with a Paris Pursuit Snake Eyes.  I'll get Alyosha to do a real review when it gets here.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: King_Maul on May 20, 2009, 06:02 PM
I don't collect the GI Joe line, but I did notice that a local Ross Store had some GI Joe figures for sale today.  They had some TRU Battle Packs (Firefly & Crimson Guard?) and DVD Battles sets for $12.99.  They also had a few of the TRU 3 figure packs for $7.99.  Just wanted to pass this information along if anyone was interested and had Ross's around them.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on May 20, 2009, 06:40 PM
Thanks KM.  I'm gonna go look tonight for stuff for my brother...  Cheap Ross stuff is always fun. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on May 20, 2009, 08:21 PM
you mean you are going to go look for your Brother and your buddy Paul.... The Texas Ross stores are empty of the good stuff right now.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: King_Maul on May 20, 2009, 09:22 PM
No prob Jesse.  If you guys need any help getting these at Ross, I can grab what's available the next time I swing by.  Just let me know.   8)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on May 21, 2009, 12:14 AM
K, so I got some 3-packs and they had a BUTTLOAD of DVD sets...  Paul, I can pick you up more of those Friday if you want DVD sets?  They had a lot of the one witht he vine attacking Roadblock, and a lot of the one with the little cart and computer console (which coincidentally, I'd love a lot more of those little carts and consoles, hehe).

Paul, let me know what the deal is...  I got the 3-packs for my brother...  This isn't the only Ross store in Pitt by a longshot though either.  I can probably hit at least 2 to 5 more in the next week.

I need to know what you want exactly, I guess. :)  PM me, and let's see how many conversations we can get confused!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on May 21, 2009, 01:52 PM
I'd love to get a Serpentor DVD pack on clearance or discounted price, plus the SRO 3 packs that have Cutter and the Divers or the one with Wild Bill and Starduster.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on May 21, 2009, 04:02 PM
I am on the hunt then!  I did NOT see the Serpentor DVD pack...  They had the one with the tray with boxes on it, and glowing snake eyes...  Do you want that set at all?  I could use the little accessories from it and the MASS device part... 

They also had the set with Roadblock and the viney thing.

The SRO sets you mentioned are the only ones they had so I'll be hunting for more of those now for you guys. :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jeff on May 23, 2009, 01:41 AM
I don't know a lot about GI Joe, but I've heard these are new and/or interesting...  forgive me if they are old news.  ;)

Some Walmart 2-Packs:
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/5-09/tn_gungho_copperhead.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/5-09/gungho_copperhead.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/5-09/tn_shockblast_creeper.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/5-09/shockblast_creeper.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/5-09/tn_tunnelrat_monkeywrench.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/5-09/tunnelrat_monkeywrench.jpg)

And some new ROC figures:
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/5-09/tn_ROC_AgentHelix.JPG) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/5-09/ROC_AgentHelix.JPG) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/5-09/tn_ROC_CobraEel.JPG) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/5-09/ROC_CobraEel.JPG) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/5-09/tn_ROC_JoePit Commando.JPG) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/5-09/ROC_JoePit Commando.JPG)

I tihnk that Pit Soldier is going to be popular just because of all the gear he comes with...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on May 23, 2009, 08:52 AM
Thanks for Posting these Jeff.

These will be in my possession within a week, so I will get detailed pics for everyone.

I have not seen this Particular EEL or Pit trooper anywhere before.  And yes, that Pit Trooper is an Army Builder dream come true.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 23, 2009, 02:58 PM
I *hope* i hate the movie.  Even though most of the figs look pretty cool despite the horrid mega missle launchers....Not even sure if I want to go after all the 25th repaints or not.   :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on May 23, 2009, 05:05 PM
I can back up the ROSS stories... I 've gotten 7 SRO 3-packs (Pilots and Navy), and there's tons of DVD packs (only two different ones though).  I also saw a Crimson Guard pack, and a pack of Greenshirts Vs. Firefly in blue camo.

Not much else but if you're into weird Star Wars **** I saw skate boards, roller skates, and other nonsense that got the Clone Wars/Star Wars logo stamped on it.

I also spotted stuff at TJ Maxx or Marshall's.  One or the other, I can't recall which though now.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on May 23, 2009, 07:08 PM
That Commando figure is the Movie Blue Dusty that was shown early on that the guys in HK were calling "Airborne".

I got one with just the vest from one of those vendors.  Looks like it comes with a ton of extra gear.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 3, 2009, 06:58 PM
Smalljoes (http://smalljoes.com/cgi-bin/pgen.cgi?Stage=10&CatId=11&Item=GIV-NEWVSET) has w5 vehicles in stock.  Never ordered from them so I dunno.  Hopefully that means that BBTS & EE won't be too far behind.

**EDIT - 6:20 CST OUT OF STOCK
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on June 3, 2009, 10:26 PM
Smalljoes is a good place to order from. I got the first two waves of the 25th line from there.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on June 4, 2009, 02:32 AM
Smalljoes is ok...  I find their pricing habits to be scalper-ish at times, but that's my opinion.  They're reliable as a company in general though, when placing orders I believe.  They tend to bump a lot of prices though if they think they'll make an extra buck, rather than keeping everything even, which is a practice I dislike and which causes me to stay away generally.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Greg on June 4, 2009, 07:01 AM
I'm going to give a bump to the Outer Rim Collectibles (http://www.theouterrimcollectibles.com/storename/outerrimcollectibles/home.aspx) in case anyone is looking for a good place to purchase Joes. Prices are fair, though steep on some items, but there is a large selection of toys. I know the owner, and I'm sure he'll be stocking the Wave 5 vehicles soon enough.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 9, 2009, 09:55 PM
Just a heads up, but I just got an e-mail from BBTS saying that all their 25th Joe stuff (aside from the Hall of Heroes) is now 20% as they are making room in their warehouse for all the movie stuff.  Not sure if anyone here needs anything, but there are some decent deals.  I threw one of those Destro/Breaker comic packs in my pile of loot, since I sort of always wanted to pick that up and it was only $2.40.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 9, 2009, 11:25 PM
I'm done with the 25th stuff even though I'm pissed I skipped on the black masked revision Cobra trooper on more than several occasions.  Bring on the new vehicles already so I can use my EE coupon!!  Several of my Targets have been devoid of vehicles for weeks into months with the grey sticker, but I don't see these happening at retail since the movie crap will be hitting anytime now.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 9, 2009, 11:41 PM
I'm going to give a bump to the Outer Rim Collectibles (http://www.theouterrimcollectibles.com/storename/outerrimcollectibles/home.aspx) in case anyone is looking for a good place to purchase Joes. Prices are fair, though steep on some items, but there is a large selection of toys. I know the owner, and I'm sure he'll be stocking the Wave 5 vehicles soon enough.

That would be a great idea if he was an advertiser here.....hint hint.....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 11, 2009, 01:07 PM
Just stopped by Target and everything GI Joe that is not Combat Heroes is on clearance at 30% off.  Finally caved and bought the Cobra 5pack and a few extra troopers.  That $5 price made it easy. 

First Joe purchase in months and it felt kinda good.   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on June 11, 2009, 03:29 PM
Just stopped by Target and everything GI Joe that is not Combat Heroes is on clearance at 30% off.  Finally caved and bought the Cobra 5pack and a few extra troopers.  That $5 price made it easy. 



Yeah ... I saw the same thing here (except that it was 50% off).  But, another Target that I went to today didn't have anything on clearance, so ... results will vary.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on June 11, 2009, 03:46 PM
Rise of Cobra MARS 3-pack is now available (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=520&ST=SO&ID=24288&PG=1) at HTS.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on June 11, 2009, 08:14 PM
My Target has stuff about 30% off as well.  I didn't buy anything but I had a 12" Snow Job in my hands for a few minutes.  If I'd spotted some of the first wave of exclusive jets I might have gotten them but here was just one lone Tiger Force A-10 left.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 16, 2009, 01:27 PM
Been plucking more army builders from Target.  I just can't resist that $5 price.   :)  Just like the good ol days when this line first launched.  50% off would obviously be better, but we're boiling down to Cobra Flints and pilot Scarletts out here.

Hoping the w5 vehicles land at EE before the end of the month.  I have a $15 off coupon and I guess any order over $99 qualifies for free shipping.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on June 16, 2009, 01:38 PM
BBTS has the W5 vehicles in stock
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 16, 2009, 01:50 PM
BBTS has the W5 vehicles in stock

Isn't EE still in California?  How did w5 get all the way up to Wisconsin before hitting down there   ???
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on June 22, 2009, 03:30 AM
A friend of mine said his son saw an advertisement on a movie trailer (didn't say what trailer or with what movie it was shown) that talked about a free GI Joe figure with the premier of the Joe movie.  I hadn't heard anything about this and checking the usual websites that would cover something like this turned up no new info.

Anyone hear anything about a free Joe figure with the Joe movie opening?

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 22, 2009, 09:33 AM
I noticed Cool Toy Review (http://cooltoyreview.com/story/front/Hasbro_More_GI_Joe_ROC_Images_Found_124421.asp) has been putting up pics of various Joe movie figures over the past couple of days (the above link has several, they also have some individual figure pics as well of the initial waves).  Although not all of them are great - and from the sounds of things the movie could be craptacular - it does look like it could have a decent toy line.  Too bad the movie isn't likely to match that.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 22, 2009, 12:17 PM
I'm actually picking up a local's decent sized vintage collection - oddly enough it's right about when the new toys will be hitting so luckily I won't have the cash to dip into this line even if I wanted to....well maaaaaaaaaybe just a Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow, but that's probably it for me.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 24, 2009, 12:38 AM
Does anybody have a list of what will be available the first day?

I am shocked there isn't one readily availble.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on June 24, 2009, 05:19 PM
I got these from Paul the other day (after he had them for a couple of weeks) and finally got the chance today to take some pics of them to review.  What your looking at are product samples of each of the ROC WalMart 2 packs (cut these off the cards myself).  Comments on each following listed individually:

First up is Copperhead.  This is the same mold as the Python Patrol version with the knife scabbard and a very nice color palette different from any we've seen thus far.  He comes with a Gen. Hawk backpack, Roadblock v2's M-249SAW, and a black Viper rifle.  This is a good looking figure and a nice complement to GH in the 2 pack.

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/CH1.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/CH2.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/CH3.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/CH4.jpg)

Next up is Gung Ho.  Obviously, this factory bashed design was put together to emulate the recent Resolute cartoon character, and it's a great figure.  It uses the greenshirt torso, original GH head, TF Flint arms, and legs from DVD Pack Dusty with the backpack and vest from Res COBRA Trooper.  The gear is a JvC H&K rifle, and a RAH Range Viper rotary grenade launcher (that he can't hold).  Still, this version of GH is good stuff.

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/GH1.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/GH2.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/GH3.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/GH4.jpg)

This is an updated version of the TRU exclusive Night Force Tunnel Rat.  The color palette is overall a touch brighter, but it works nicely.  He comes with all the standard modern TRat gear, and a black Airborne backpack.  The slightly racially insensitive headsculpt is still present, as is the persistent lack of a flashlight, however that does not detract from the figure as a whole.

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/TR1.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/TR2.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/TR3.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/TR4.jpg)

Included with TRat, is Dreadnok Monkeywrench.  While this figure is entirely a factory kitbash, it's not bad.  It uses the current Outback head, orignal GH body and vest, VvV Dusty grenade band, standard 25th backpack, Snake Eyes C-4 satchel, Crimson Twins arms, and legs & feet from Airborne along with an EELS speargun.  With the exception of the speargun, it all works nicely.  I added a pair of cast black Oakleys from my store to the head which does a nice job of making it look different enough for even the most critical of fans. 
 
(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/MW1.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/MW2.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/MW3.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/MW4.jpg)

Next is an updated version of the Night Creeper.  When I first saw pics of the paint scheme/body combo, I wasn't a big fan, but the differences in color on the production figure won me over.  The camo is well detailed, and the new gear and parts really set this one off nicely.  The new crossbow is a work of art, but the headgear takes a touch of work to get it to "sit" properly on his noggin. 

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/NC1.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/NC2.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/NC3.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/NC4.jpg)

Last, but no least is Shockblast (Wave) in a slightly modded TRU Night Force color palette.  Again, it is brighter overall, with added camo, but works well.  The figure is exactly the same as the comic pack offering, with an added Falcon knife and Spytroops auto-shotgun.  He includes the hard helmet and gas mask although they are not shown.  I did have to mod the head to allow him to look down from his permanently stargazing pose, and I also took some material out of the inside of the hat sides to allow for a more astethically pleasing fit and profile.  Still, a winner.

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/SB1.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/SB2.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/SB3.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/SB4.jpg)

Overall, I'm looking forward to these off screen figures more than the regular movie stuff.  Still, for a bunch of store exclusive kitbashes, these are really great offerings.

Stay tunder later today for final sample pics of Agent Helix, movie EELS, and Pit Commando with all that beautiful gear.  Also, I will have some in hand pics of Reso Roadblock and his buddies this evening as well.  Thanks for checking in!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 24, 2009, 05:53 PM
Nice pics/reviews Alyosha.  Diggin the Oakleys you gave to Monkey Wrench.  Still probably not going down the 25th repaint route, but they do look nice.

Groovy watermark too!   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on June 24, 2009, 07:09 PM
Finally managed to grab one of the Resolute Roadblocks that has been available from China for a while now.  You may ask yourself, "why pay $15 or $20 per figure when these may show up at retail later?" and the answer is that these may show up at retail later.  As with Snake Eyes, I do think that Hasbro will use this tooling at some point (although possibly in different configurations) but at this time they are focused completely on the movie line, and that leaves little time to cross sell an adult style animated version of the property (see Transformers Animated for example).  Rather than gamble on later, I've been grabbing these Resolute versions when I can at a reasonable price as a hedge for prosperity, and really I couldn't be happier.

As good a quality figure as Snake Eyes was (and is) I suspect that Roadblock would be an even bigger hit with the general fandom if this release sees the light of day.  He towers over the other figures and is beefy to boot.  The designs (while maintaining a uniform astethic) are individualized enough that the character shows through nicely for each guy.  

The headsculpt looks like the American made animation, without looking too 'toon for my tastes, and the gear is spot on with a removable vest, pickaxe (why?) and (not pictutred) some rifle-propelled grenades.  The new SAW is gigantic, but looks great, and uses the ammo belt that most of the larger weapons have come with lately.  Overall, this figure is a fantastic updated version of everyones favority rhymin' chef, with a good deal of artistic flair in the design.  Kudos!

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/ResRB/RB1.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/ResRB/RB2.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/ResRB/RB3.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/ResRB/RB4.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/ResRB/Reso_group.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 24, 2009, 07:14 PM
I like em... now give em back.  ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on June 24, 2009, 07:19 PM
Dey's all boxxed upp...you jus' gotta' come and gettem', kemo-slobby.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on June 24, 2009, 09:18 PM
I like the Gung Ho and Shockwave figures.  Very nice looking.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on June 25, 2009, 12:27 AM
I'm really digging these repaints. I still have yet to get a Tunnel Rat, so this Night Force version will do nicely.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 26, 2009, 10:56 AM
I know this may be a long shot, but I was curious if anyone here had gotten extras of the mail away Doc figure?  I've been picking up some more Joe stuff with all the clearance sales lately, and it reminded me of this figure.  I didn't have enough comic packs at the time, and although I picked up a few more lately, I'm pretty sure the date is long past now.  Anyways, just wondering if anyone happened to have any extras.

On a side note, I picked up my first vehicles from the 25th line (on clearance), and now it is tempting to get more.  I got the Trouble Bubble/RAM pack, as well as the VAMP, and like them both.  Really brings back some memories, as I had the RAM cycle as a kid as well.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on June 26, 2009, 11:33 AM
Those Monkeywrench sunglasses look great.  How about a JD group discount?  ;)  I hate the look of him without glasses.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on June 26, 2009, 01:10 PM
Those Monkeywrench sunglasses look great.  How about a JD group discount?  ;)  I hate the look of him without glasses.



If you guys will pick a color I am sure we can get Aly to do that for us.

I know this may be a long shot, but I was curious if anyone here had gotten extras of the mail away Doc figure? 


PM me
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on June 26, 2009, 02:18 PM

If you guys will pick a color I am sure we can get Aly to do that for us.


Sweet.  I'm partial to the black myself, but I think silver like the vintage version would work just as well.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on June 26, 2009, 04:34 PM
Couple of things about the glasses.  Yes, I will do a group thing for you, but it will be about two weeks before I have them ready.  I am making a second set of molds that'll spit out two additional copies at a time since I forsee a demand for them upcoming shortly.  Let me get that out of the way, and get some copies stockpiled.

Also, I am making a copy of the MW head, which I will be adding the glasses to permanently and filling the sculpt in to make them look manufactured.  Same story as the glasses if you prefer that route.  I intend to offer the glasses in silver or black, and the head will be a shade of fleshtone, although it will most likely not be an exact match for the factory color.  I try, but it's a diffcult match at best.  

On a side note, I know that Paul is going to be hooking some of you guys up with Wet Suit helmets and heads so I thought I'd mention this.  I just got the actual color samples for this in hand a couple days ago, and am also finishing up another mold for it (this will make 4 copies at a time).  The helmet does not fit the head he comes with, so for those few copies that Paul is helping out with, I'll be painting the head and helmet from my store to go with your figures.  Just an update.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on June 27, 2009, 03:42 PM
New movie Combat Heroes have struck Target hard here in MN.  Not buying any, but CC is very fugly - would have preferred his classic dome or hood.   :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on June 28, 2009, 04:48 PM
I saw a few ROC toys at TRU today.  Nothing 3 3/14, but some weird 12" Snake Eyes and Dukes where you push their dog tags and they make cool military noises like car horns and cymbals crashing.

There was some role play stuff, too.  A Snake Eyes and an Accelerator Suit.  Mega awesome super rad.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on June 28, 2009, 05:04 PM
I saw a few ROC toys at TRU today.  Nothing 3 3/14, but some weird 12" Snake Eyes and Dukes where you push their dog tags and they make cool military noises like car horns and cymbals crashing.

There was some role play stuff, too.  A Snake Eyes and an Accelerator Suit.  Mega awesome super rad.

While I can't explain Duke, for Snake Eyes it's a movie thing where he's like Harpo Marx and just makes noises with horns and other objects to converse with others.  I'm thinking Duke may have the same items to reply to him in his retarded speak.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 28, 2009, 08:06 PM
I saw the movie Combat Heroes at Target today as well.  Agreed on the comments regarding Cobra Commander - not sure I like the look either, I'm hoping that he'll eventually have something closer to the silver mask/dome and/or hood (I don't know if he ends up that way or not, haven't really read any spoilers about that).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on July 2, 2009, 11:36 AM
A little something I just finished yesterday:

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/cast%20figures/25th%20Jinx/Budo_Jinx_paint.jpg)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jeff on July 2, 2009, 06:29 PM
From Hasbro press release:

"Hasbro is pleased to announce that the first wave G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra toys are going to begin to hit shelves ONE WEEK EARLY, starting Monday, July 6th.
 
Beginning this Monday and rolling out throughout next week, your favorite retailers will be adding G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra figures and vehicles to their stores. This is your opportunity to be the first to get your hands on these highly anticipated toys."


So, if you want them you might as well start shopping this weekend since we all know there will be stores that will just put them out whenever they want...  :P
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 2, 2009, 06:33 PM
So, if you want them you might as well start shopping this weekend since we all know there will be stores that will just put them out whenever they want...  :P

People have already been finding leaked ROC stuff this week at all four of the "top" stores.  I've personally seen the Duke & SE big guy talkie thingies and a SE uniform thing at TRU - even though I hear they're supposed to be firm on 07/10.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on July 3, 2009, 11:01 AM
I see that HTS currently has the Rise of Cobra Pit and Night Raven in stock and ready to ship, for anyone interested.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 3, 2009, 01:23 PM
I see why some people were down on the Night Raven because it doesn't measure up to the vintage version but this one isn't too bad.  The Pit, on the other hand, I'm not impressed with.

I see what Hasbro wanted to do but I don't like the execution.  The vintage Mobile Command Center and The General were pretty slick.  Even the newer Rolling Operation Command Center (ROCC) was decent.  But this version of hte Pit is just kind of goofy.  It's not really that great of a vehicle and as a playset it seems lacking.

Maybe after some people get it and play with it for a while some info will come out about it and it'll be better than it looks.  Just that on the surface, it's not interesting to me.  Especially for $100.  The AT-TE and Turbo Tank look like a much better value IMO.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 3, 2009, 02:15 PM
I see why some people were down on the Night Raven because it doesn't measure up to the vintage version but this one isn't too bad.

Didn't Hasbro rename the Night Raven?  Thought I read something on Hiss about that a few weeks back.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 3, 2009, 03:12 PM
I see why some people were down on the Night Raven because it doesn't measure up to the vintage version but this one isn't too bad.

Didn't Hasbro rename the Night Raven?  Thought I read something on Hiss about that a few weeks back.

It still shows as "Night Raven" with Air Viper on HTS.com. If they renamed it then HTS.com is behind the curve.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on July 4, 2009, 03:41 AM
Two Targets in my area had figures on the pegs today... I was stunned to find myself drooling over them.  What sculpts!  What paint jobs!  What a variety of characters!  I can't believe it, but I love these.  I bought over a dozen figures already...!

I think these make the 25th Anniversary line look like crap - and no, I'm not joking.  The difference in quality is astounding.

Maybe this line won't bomb after all...?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on July 4, 2009, 03:37 PM
I agree, these are pretty neat. I picked up Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, and the last Baroness there. I didn't see Destro, otherwise I would have bought him too. I guess the Paris Pursuit SS and SE are in wave 2 or something, since it looked like all my local Target had was wave 1.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darby on July 4, 2009, 05:12 PM
Yeah, SE Paris Pursuit and all the good stuff is in Wave 2.  However, it seems these will all be available Monday as most people are finding them.  I'm in for him, Storm Shadow, Scarlett (Black outfit), the Ice Viper, Baroness (Paris Pursuit) and the Desert Duke.  I also really like the repaint Torpedo they have out.  Sigh.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on July 4, 2009, 10:16 PM
Some of these look great.  I picked up a Paris Pursuit Snake Eyes and hooded Storm Shadow.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Nicklab on July 4, 2009, 11:47 PM
From Hasbro press release:

"Hasbro is pleased to announce that the first wave G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra toys are going to begin to hit shelves ONE WEEK EARLY, starting Monday, July 6th.
 
Beginning this Monday and rolling out throughout next week, your favorite retailers will be adding G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra figures and vehicles to their stores. This is your opportunity to be the first to get your hands on these highly anticipated toys."


So, if you want them you might as well start shopping this weekend since we all know there will be stores that will just put them out whenever they want...  :P

I saw some of these about a week ago.  Not impressive at all.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on July 5, 2009, 01:48 AM
Here's what I've gotten so far -

- Duke (Desert Gear)
- Heavy Duty (Impact Armor)
- Cover Girl
- Snake Eyes (Paris Pursuit)
- Destro
- Baroness (Attack on the Pit)
- Zartan
- Storm Shadow
- Viper (Attack on the Pit) x 3
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on July 5, 2009, 10:16 AM
How did your Cover Girl look?  I saw two, and both looked kind of monkey faced.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on July 5, 2009, 03:35 PM
Ran to four different places this morning, and only one had any Joe movie stuff out. The TRU on Pipeline in Hurst has a very small section.

No joy at TRU Cherry Lane (big suprise there), and nothing at Walmart on 183/Alta Mere, Target on same, and Target on Precint in Hurst is still in a very slow setup. The lady there said they MAY have the 3 3/4 stuff done today, but it could be tomorrow because it wasn't her section, blah-blah, blah.

Anyway, if you run across anything in West Fort Worth, please post here as I still need to grab a couple more things to add to the short list I got today:

Armored Panther
Steel Crusher (worst name ever)
Shipwreck
Deep Six
Cover Girl (yes, monkey faced)
Firefly X2
Baroness


I saw SS v1, HD v1 & v2, Scarlett v1, Neo Viper, Destro, Stone, Desert Duke, Zartan, Breaker, Snow Job & his vehicle, both version of the Gunship and the PIT along with some roleplay, and the playskool style stuff.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on July 5, 2009, 06:47 PM
A quick note.  Be sure to check your Armored Panthers well before buying.  The new tooling for the Armadillo mold has lights added to the front in clear plastic, and my vehicle does not have them, though they are pictured in the artwork and box photo.  They are two small rectangular lights that goe right in the front.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on July 6, 2009, 09:24 AM
I stopped by Target yesterday afternoon and they had a new Joe endcap set up.  I stuck to my original plan of just picking up Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow, but I'll admit I was tempted to get a few more.  I thought the stuff looked pretty nice too.  I like the little/mid-sized vehicle line they have going, and just looking at that endcap, I could see how it could be a fun line - especially for kids with all the vehicles/weapons/etc.  Our store just had the endcap setup (no aisle stuff), and they had basic figures (just Wave 1 it seemed), the mid sized vehicles, the Night Raven I believe, and the Pit playset.  I'm really hoping the movie will somehow be watchable, despite what we've read/heard.

It looks like TRU.com has a bunch of Rise of Cobra stuff up for sale now, using today's street date apparently.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on July 6, 2009, 01:26 PM
How did your Cover Girl look?  I saw two, and both looked kind of monkey faced.

Looked decent... not great, but not terrible.  I guess better than the Scarlet figures that I saw at least.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on July 6, 2009, 04:49 PM
I'm having a hell of a time finding this stuff.  I'm ashamed to admit it, but I've been to two Targets, two Wal-Marts, and a TRU, and nothing.  The only stores I've seen them at were the two Targets that had them out on Saturday.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 6, 2009, 08:46 PM
Saw these today but didn't find Paris Pursuit SE or SS.  Those were the 2 I knew I wanted, wasn't in love with much of the other offerings so I passed for now.

Still not passing on Hoth Rebels or Snowtroopers though, so I'm alive and well.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on July 6, 2009, 08:57 PM
I gotta say, I think Duke's outstanding looking.  If I was into the Joe scene I'd be all over these figures in droves.  I think they complement the 25th line nicely, even though the movie's gonna clearly blow.  I'd be army building that desert Duke to give Dusty a little army of Greenshirts for him to Command.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on July 6, 2009, 09:35 PM
Went back to the Target where I got Paris Pursuit SE and SS and they'd put out tons more.  I got Hawk, Flash, Impact Armor Duke and Scarlet, and Accellerator Ripcord.  Passed on Arctic Viper, Elite Viper, and an Eel, because I do NOT want to get sucked into army building these....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 6, 2009, 11:48 PM
Except for a TRU exclusive Firefly I have exactly ZERO of these from retail...

I told my wife I would not buy any until after my birthday so that she could actually find a figure I did not have at retail.  My daughter (8 yrs old) is very excited about it too, so it will be worth the wait.

I am not army building any cobra troops per se, although I plan to get as many Ice Vipers, Para Vipers and Target Exclusive Eels I can find.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on July 7, 2009, 12:29 AM
So wait, the Eel is NOT a wide release figure?  holy ****.  ::)  My brother still doesn't have the regular Eel I don't think, and I figured he'd at least get this one...  Gotta be kidding me.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on July 7, 2009, 12:41 AM
So wait, the Eel is NOT a wide release figure?  holy ****.  ::)  My brother still doesn't have the regular Eel I don't think, and I figured he'd at least get this one...  Gotta be kidding me.

I wasn't aware the ROC Eel was a Target exclusive.  He looks cool, as does the Elite Viper.  I like the regular 25th Eels better, though.  I believe they're still available directly from HTS (at least they were the last time I looked for anything there, about a week ago).

I don't like any of the Vipers from this movie, what with their Rock Viperish masks.  So those are easy passes.

So far I really like the few I've got.  Accelerator Ripcord is way too huge, and dwarfs the rest, but other than that (and the whole ghey concept of an Accelerator suit), he's alright (though does anyone know whether there's a plain impact armor Ripcord out there?)  Flash is made of a real weird, rubbery plastic, but looks badass.  A nice upgrade to the lame costume for the original.  The Hawk and Scarlett likenesses are really impressive.  I think Paris Pursuit Snake Eyes is my favorite, though.  I prefer his head, without the lips.  They nailed the visor, too.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 7, 2009, 01:43 AM
After stopping at two Walmart stores today, neither of which had a single new Joe toy, I finally found pretty much everything at Target.  They had three end caps plus the normal aisle pegs/shelf where the 25th stuff had been.  I think they had most of the first 2 waves but I didn't see a Destro figure, an no Hawk, but I did find a Stone figure?

Anyway, I picked up Paris Pursuit Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow and an Ice Viper.  The Ice Viper is one of the coolest looking action figures I've seen in a while.  I really dig that fig. 

Snake is also very interesting.  I like this interpretation of him.  I would have liked to have seen a holster for either his pistol or sheath for his knife (or both) and a hood for his jacket like the art shows.  But those are minor because it's really a great looking figure over all.

Storm Shadow is also pretty decent but I'm thinking I'd have like to get the other version, with the coat.  The Pursuit version is kind of plain.  But he did have a decent paint job on the head.  I also don't care for the sword sheathes either, they pop off pretty easily.  Snake's stays on a lot better.

Of the other figures on the shelf, Heavy Duty looked pretty good as did Shipwreck.  The Stone figure was nice and the few Cover Girl figures I looked at were well done.  I could see how a sketchy paint app could mess that figure up, though.  Same with Scarlett.  The ones I looked at weren't bad but the eyes were kind of blank looking (for lack of a better term).  But it's a decent sculpt.

I didn't care for the Duke figure but the Breaker and Ripcord figs aren't bad.  Cobra Commander is just odd looking.

Also, the 12" figures and the accelerator suit Duke (1:6-ish scale) are kind of terrible looking.  The outfit on Storm Shadow is nice, but I'm not paying $22 for accessories.

The vehicles all looked pretty well done.  The other stuff that's out is hit and miss, but I'm not really interested in anything other than the 3.75" stuff.  That Night Raven is actually tempting, but I don't think I'm going to drop $40 on it when the Rattler and X-30 were only about $25.

The Alpha vehicles are nice for mostly repaints.  The Bravo vehicles looked good, though.  Cobra Gunship looks really slick and I see that turning up in a lot of SW collections as some type of customized starfighter or something.

I didn't really look at the box for the Pit but I have seen some more photos on-line of this opened and set up and I'm going by my earlier position that it's not something I'd be interested in.  It has some play value but it's not really what I look for in this type of vehicle/playset.

One point of possible good news for the line; while I was in Target a young kid, about 10 or 11, was picking out some figures.  He was also looking at the end cap with the 12" figures and the accelerator suit figure and I heard him say that he thought something there was cool.  I didn't see exactly what he was looking at but nothing on that cap had appealed to me but I think he proved that maybe I'm not the target audience for that stuff.  So, good on Hasbro if the kids like it.

I think that as a toy line, Hasbro has something.  I'm still not sold on the movie but I'm going to try from now on to keep a more open mind on it.  If the movie doesn't suck and take the toy line with it, I think Hasbro has a winner for the summer, maybe a little better even than Tranformers.  The TF movie figs are selling, but not like they did in 2007.  Hasbro was better prepared this time and I think the line is good, but the Joe line might be a little better.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on July 7, 2009, 12:54 PM
Slightly off-topic, but Newsarama (http://www.newsarama.com/tv/090707-animated-shorts-gijoe.html) has an article up discussing the history of GI Joe, tying into the DVD release of "Series 1.1" next week I believe.  Kind of a good (and short) read.

Also, on the topic of the movie toys, I also think - unless the movie does indeed end up being spectacularly craptastic - Hasbro could have a hit on their hands.  I know if I was a kid I'd be quite interested (heck, I am as an adult) and it is a toyline (in 25th Ann. form as well) that lends itself to so much with the 3 3/4" scale.  Just think if kids were really into the movie, how they could keep pumping out Joe figure and vehicle re-releases and repaints that would be "new" to the kiddos.  I know I've just bought SE and SS so far, but I'm trying to keep myself from picking up others as well.  Pretty good stuff.

I'd really like for the movie to be good, or at least "entertainingly good" like some summer blockbusters end up being - and for the toyline to do well too.  It would be nice to see Joe at the forefront again (not just with collectors), like it was in our youth alongside Star Wars, TF, and MOTU.  I suppose the drawback to that is that if the toyline is really successful, we may not see the 25th Ann. stuff anytime soon as they continue on with "movie style" figures/vehicles/etc.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on July 7, 2009, 02:02 PM
I agree, Hasbro really might have a hit on their hands as far as the toyline goes. I found some new stuff at Target today, so I picked up Paris Pursuit SE. I passed on the SS since the first one looked better, and I bought that one on Friday. The Ice Vipers were long gone, but I'll find one eventually. I did find a GI Joe 5-pack on clearance, which stunned me since I thought they were long gone weeks ago.

TRU and both local WMs must be waiting for the 10th, since neither have anything out. A bummer, but I've parted with enough cash as it is already. I'd really like to get the TRU exclusive Firefly, though. I hope they have enough of those to go around. And I'd like to get Destro and the Desert Duke. Still haven't seen those dudes yet.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: jedi_shadow on July 7, 2009, 07:55 PM

I saw SS v1, HD v1 & v2, Scarlett v1, Neo Viper, Destro, Stone, Desert Duke, Zartan, Breaker, Snow Job & his vehicle, both version of the Gunship and the PIT along with some roleplay, and the playskool style stuff.

What's the 2 versions of the gunship?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 7, 2009, 09:49 PM
So wait, the Eel is NOT a wide release figure?  holy ****.  ::)  My brother still doesn't have the regular Eel I don't think, and I figured he'd at least get this one...  Gotta be kidding me.
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The ROC Eel is general release, the Target exclusive is the 25th Version with a slight Repaint and a "Jet Ski" from the JvC line.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 7, 2009, 09:51 PM
I'd really like to get the TRU exclusive Firefly, though.

Do you have a link to a photo of the Firefly?  I didn't know TRU was getting an exclusive but you're the second person that has mentioned it.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on July 7, 2009, 10:09 PM
I've had these three carded ROC guys for about 10 days or so, and just now gotten the time to do a quick photo reviewfor you guys who are anxious to get a better look at them.  As with the last batch, special thanks to Jedidefender.com for picking up the tab on these.

Up first is a figure that almost everyone is anxious for:  PIT Commando.  This guy comes with more gear than any other figure I've ever seen, and what's more it's all new tooling.  There's a SOCOM, MP7, H7K G-36, an auto-shotgun, FLAK vest, Heavy Armor, huge backpack, Steel Brigade helmet, SWAT style helmet & shield, gasmask (from Shockblast) and a boonie hat with NOD gear (whew, that's a lot!).  Add that to the excellent Dusty figure mold, and this guy is pure win.

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/cardsamples/Commando_cardback.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/cardsamples/Commando1.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/cardsamples/Commando2.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/cardsamples/Commando3.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/cardsamples/Commando4.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/cardsamples/Commando5.jpg)

Next is the EELS.  The base figure is a complete bash, using the head from the upcoming Viper Commando, airtank from Croc Master, Torpedo body, along with a new webgear and beefy harpoon rifle.  His giant acc is actually even alright, in that it's an underwater sled.  IMHO, only the color palette needs to be tweaked and this figure would be 100% awesome-sauce.  As it is, it's pretty cool though.

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/cardsamples/EEL_cardback.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/cardsamples/EELS1.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/cardsamples/EELS2.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/cardsamples/EELS3.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/cardsamples/EELS4.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/cardsamples/EELS5.jpg)

Last for the ROC figures, but most certainly not least is the mystery video game character:  Agent Helix.  She is mostly new tooling, but uses the legs of the Resolute Scarlett that has yet to show up at retail.  She is very posable, and come with a bevy of great weapons:  G-11 prototype rifle (the actual rifle fired caseless ammo so fast, that the first three rounds would strike a moderately ranged target before the muzzle could even rise), blunt tip combat blade, and two assault pistols with counter-weights and sights. 

The spring loaded weapon is full of radar screen ridiculousness, but you can easily set that aside.  Altogether a very welcome addition to the Joe mythos.

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/cardsamples/Helix_cardback.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/cardsamples/Helix1.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/cardsamples/Helix2.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/cardsamples/Helix3.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/cardsamples/Helix4.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/JediDefenderPics/cardsamples/Helix5.jpg)

As you are aware (if you've been following my Resolute figure reviews), then you know I've been trying to get my hands on a copy of all the ones that were available where possible.  This Wild Bill is clearly based on the Resolute designs, but it appears he'll be pulling double duty piloting a new helicopter for the ROC movie line.  Cool by me, and the new parts are a welcome visual change from the previous figures (new baggy lower legs, new hat).  I'm pretty pleased with it, and am looking forward to putting together another group pic when Destro arrives.

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/ResWB/WB1.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/ResWB/WB2.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/ResWB/WB3.jpg)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/ResWB/WB4.jpg)

That's all for the moment, look for more reviews from yours truly soon.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on July 8, 2009, 12:41 AM
I'd really like to get the TRU exclusive Firefly, though.

Do you have a link to a photo of the Firefly?  I didn't know TRU was getting an exclusive but you're the second person that has mentioned it.

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Linky! (http://www.theterrordrome.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/rise-of-cobra-firefly.jpg)

I like that he has all that gear, plus I'm kind of a Firefly nut.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: jedi_shadow on July 8, 2009, 01:29 AM
I got the firefly exclusive today and passed on barbeque.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 8, 2009, 02:22 AM
I'd really like to get the TRU exclusive Firefly, though.

Do you have a link to a photo of the Firefly?  I didn't know TRU was getting an exclusive but you're the second person that has mentioned it.

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Linky! (http://www.theterrordrome.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/rise-of-cobra-firefly.jpg)

I like that he has all that gear, plus I'm kind of a Firefly nut.

Thanks.  I think I actually saw that during some early coverage but I guess I didn't know at the time that it was a TRU exclusive.  It is a good looking figure and he seems to have a bunch of crap with him.  If I spot one I may pick it up.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on July 8, 2009, 02:50 AM
Isn't it mostly the same crap he came with in the comic packs?  I got that figure, and he had the "suit case" of bombs.  The only thing new to him looks like the sachel I think.   ???
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 8, 2009, 11:04 AM
It may be the same crap, but it still makes it a better value for the $8 they're charging for these figures (assuming TRU is the same as Target).  It's better than paying $8 for a Medical Frigate Princess Leia with Stormtrooper blaster.  :-\

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 8, 2009, 01:34 PM
It is a different body and Vest than we have seen on a Firefly.  It uses some Resolute Parts.

This is the Ulitmate Firefly to this point (the only thing better would be if they did this one with some camo)...Firefly was/is my favorite of the Mercenary bad guys.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on July 8, 2009, 01:47 PM
It looks like HTS has added a whole mess of "Rise of Cobra" stuff as 'in stock', if anyone is having trouble finding things locally.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on July 8, 2009, 02:28 PM
It may be the same crap, but it still makes it a better value for the $8 they're charging for these figures (assuming TRU is the same as Target).  It's better than paying $8 for a Medical Frigate Princess Leia with Stormtrooper blaster.  :-\

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Ah, ok I gotcha!  Yeah, I think a lot of the Joes in general like the Pit Commando are good values...  Better than SW currently, which is cutting back it seems.

GIJ's are kickin' ass and takin' names lately though, just in terms of overall value and quality I think.  The 25th figures I always felt were nice, but regardless of the movie's quality I think their movie figures are their best stuff, plus they're doing a lot of work trying to appeal to you guys as collectors by offering random characters.  Non-movie movie guys in new ways.  That's pretty slick I think. 

Their vehicles suck eggs, but whatcha gonna do?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on July 8, 2009, 05:29 PM
I got an email from SmallJoes.com that the Assault on Cobra Island 7-packs are available for pre-order.  Anyone know what the best deal is on these?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Greg on July 8, 2009, 07:30 PM
I'm amazed by the amount of stuff these ROC figures come with. I'm tempted to get a few figures, but I don't think it would be good for the wallet. The toys look like something the kids will be into quite a bit. Terrible looking movie, great looking toys. Weird, huh?

Regarding the 7-packs (Cobra Island) BBTS has them for $70.00 per set... I'm going to plug Outer Rim Collectibles (http://www.theouterrimcollectibles.com/storename/outerrimcollectibles/home.aspx) as a local guy runs the site. He doesn't have the sets listed yet, but I bet he will in a few days and at a decent price so I'd say keep your eyes there if you're looking for a deal.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darby on July 8, 2009, 09:23 PM
As dubious as I am about the actual movie, Hasbro put all of their effort into these and the toys are outstanding.  They feature by far the most realistic/accurate headsculpts we've seen recently or in this scale - could they be using scanning?  I really like these; not enough to go nuts, but I have nabbed the PP Snake Eyes, and the black outfit Scarlett.  When the sales hit, I'll pick up the Ice Viper - the figure of the line - Deep Six, Desert Duke, Storm Shadow, PP Baroness, Flash... better stop now.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Matt R. on July 8, 2009, 11:16 PM
I'll pick up the Ice Viper, Firefly, PP Snakes Eyes, Deep Six, Desert Duke, Storm Shadow, PP Baroness, Flash, black outfit Scarlet, P.I.T. Commando.  so far.

I wasn't going deep in this line. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on July 9, 2009, 12:11 AM
Regarding the 7-packs (Cobra Island) BBTS has them for $70.00 per set...

$70.00 per set?!!?!

Yikes.  That's nutso.  SmallJoes has the Joes for $31 and the Cobras for $37.

ETA: I checked BBTS, it looks like the $70 is for both sets, which is much more reasonable.

Anybody on here getting multiple sets of the Cobras?  I'm really just interested in the Dr. Mindbender; I'd be happy to pay his freight and take him off your hands if you're stocking up on troops....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 9, 2009, 01:04 AM
Although I wasn't planning on buying any more Joes I found a PIT Commando and Helix tonight at Target and bought them.  Haven't opened them yet.

They had some more figures out besides those two.  Got to see Flash and the second Scarlett (with the pony tail), the Crimson Viper, Eel and a couple others I think.  Still no Destro or Baroness or Desert Duke.  Again, I'm rather impressed with these so far.  And that Pit Commando comes with so much gear it should be illegal.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on July 9, 2009, 02:18 AM
I got my brother Covergirl, PPSE, PPSS, Shipwreck (is he in it?), Ice Viper (THAT is a badass looking figure), and Zartan (who is fairly badass looking as well). 

I couldn't help myself and opened his SE, and I love it.  I'm more a fan of cloth coats, but SE's pretty sharp regardless.  If I were a rich man, I'd be all over GIJ's right now.  Then again, I'd have been all over them the last couple years too I guess.   :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 9, 2009, 09:16 AM
Regarding the 7-packs (Cobra Island) BBTS has them for $70.00 per set...

$70.00 per set?!!?!

Yikes.  That's nutso.  SmallJoes has the Joes for $31 and the Cobras for $37.

ETA: I checked BBTS, it looks like the $70 is for both sets, which is much more reasonable.

Anybody on here getting multiple sets of the Cobras?  I'm really just interested in the Dr. Mindbender; I'd be happy to pay his freight and take him off your hands if you're stocking up on troops....

I will have 5 or 6 extras of the good Doctor and one will be on his way to you as soon my sets get here.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on July 9, 2009, 05:27 PM
As usual, you are the source of light to which I pray.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: King_Maul on July 9, 2009, 08:42 PM
A local Target had GI Joe Comic Packs and Jet Vehicles at 75% off on their clearance end-caps.  Comic packs for 3 something and vehicles for 6 something - nice prices for those that collect the line.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on July 10, 2009, 11:18 AM
A local Target had GI Joe Comic Packs and Jet Vehicles at 75% off on their clearance end-caps.  Comic packs for 3 something and vehicles for 6 something - nice prices for those that collect the line.

I saw the same reduction here as well.

Also ... I broke down and bought Destro, Storm Shadow, and Snake Eyes from the ROC line.  Ugh.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 10, 2009, 07:07 PM
My Target is out of stock on the single carded 25th figures as well as the comic packs, but there were a couple jets on the shelf tonight for $6.24.

Also, my store had the new ROC figures for $6.99 down from $7.99.  I should have waited a couple days I guess.  I'm not sure if I'll bother to try for an adjustment on my receipts or not.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darby on July 10, 2009, 07:37 PM
The one figure no one has?  Ice Vipers.   :(  Been everywhere and no dice so far.  All wave 2 figures except for Storm Shadow are in short suuply.  Got the last TRU Firefly - really nice figure - today, along with Desert Duke.  I think I will wait for the sale to pick up some more.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on July 10, 2009, 11:06 PM
Actually Darb, I picked up the last Ice Viper at TRU when I was picking up Firefly. Can't figure out why this Viper is in such short supply when the Neo Viper and the Commando are everywhere in huge numbers. But he is out there.

Still looking for Boob Armor Scarlett. I saw one on Tuesday, but passed. Regretful. I was also pretty tempted to pick up another Conquest for $6.24, but I already have trouble storing the one I have, so I passed on that. I did finally get Desert Duke and Destro, who are great figures.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darby on July 10, 2009, 11:40 PM
Curses!   ;)

I'll look tomorrow.  I'm actually having a lot of fun searching for these.  More fun than I've had with SW (since I've ordered all the recent stuff from HTS).  I just have to make sure I don't go too nuts with these. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on July 11, 2009, 12:03 AM
I'm liking these because I can actually find them. Nuts to retailers for dropping the ball on waves 6&7 of Legacy! Anyway, I have eight of these so far, and I figure after Shipwreck, Cover Girl, and either Scarlett, I'll wait for TRU's sale to add some more.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Matt R. on July 11, 2009, 12:48 AM
I only have PP Snakes Eyes right now who one of the best figures ever. I would have brought Desert Duke and SS but I won an item on ebay from SW 1985 POTF line Complete C10 for $20.50 !!!!!!!!!!! who is not Anakin  ;D

so next week I try to pick up Firefly, Ice Viper, Desert Duke and SS.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darby on July 11, 2009, 11:46 AM
So who is it..?  (The POTF figure).

I'll probably go back out today in search of Ice Vipers, and maybe to go back for Barbeque.  I'm not too hot on the new paint scheme (would have like to have seen something to go along with the movie gray look) but I like the guy. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on July 11, 2009, 05:00 PM
I saw three Ice Vipers at a Target this past week, came damn close to buying them... however, I just am not that big of a fan of winter enviroment figures since I have a feeling there won't be all that many characters made in that gear, so I passed.  I know Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow are coming out in that gear.

Anyway, this past week I picked up the following:

- Cobra Commander x 1
- Snake Eyes Paris Pursuit x 2
- TRU Firefly x 1
- Scarlet Desert Ambush x 1

I guess I need to pick up a couple of the Cobra humvees soon...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 11, 2009, 06:36 PM
Strange things happen in lifeless threads when you take a week's vacation.  Found everything today, but I'm still not biting at this point even though most of the figures look amazing.  Sales are inevitable.

Still looking for Boob Armor Scarlett. I saw one on Tuesday, but passed. Regretful. I was also pretty tempted to pick up another Conquest for $6.24

There's still tons of original Rats and Conquests up here at 30% off at stores that still have them, but snagged me a PP Quest this morning at your price.  Not bad.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on July 11, 2009, 10:53 PM
I hadn't planned on getting any of the movie characters since I have little to no interest in the movie at all, but I saw Shipwreck and broke down and picked him up since he's my favorite Joe, and I have to say I'm rather impressed. He comes loaded with gear, and his design is actually pretty cool too. I may grab a couple more in the future, just cuz I actually dig the designs of a couple of characters.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on July 12, 2009, 01:46 PM
I had only planned on getting a few of these figures (mainly Cobra Commander and the obligatory Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow), but the figures look as good as the film looks bad.  Hasbro obviously put a lot of work into this line, and I've wound up buying about 13 figures so far.  I've had some minor gripes here and there (lack of workable holsters and scabbar on some figures), but overall, I've been very happy with the stuff I've gotten.

I wound up breaking down and buying the Cobra Gunship toy, as I thought I could use it for some kind of Clone Trooper covert insertion vehicle, but after getting it put together, I really wished I had some talent and/or knowledge of painting things so I could not only do it in Republic colors, but also add some weathering.  As it is, it's one solid silver-gray color with absolutely no wear whatsoever.  Sure, there are some little black and red things here and there (the red mostly due to labels and missiles), but while it's nice design-wise, the detailing is SORELY lacking.  And don't even get me started on the total waste of a figure in the "Firefly" non-paint.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on July 12, 2009, 03:15 PM
I'm seeing Ice Vipers all over the place, and saw a few Ice Daggers today too.

On another note, does anyone know if a corrected Cobra Commander will come out with tubes that go from the holes in the back of his mask to the holes in his chest?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 12, 2009, 05:54 PM
What's collection A & B supposed to be?  Non-movie & movie characters?  My Targets still don't get Hasbro's reasoning for these type of things.

Saw the TRU Firefly & BBQ repaints yesterday and they look pretty nice....GAH!  This entire line looks nice - including the vehicles and their respective drivers/pilots.   :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darby on July 12, 2009, 07:20 PM
Found my Ice Vipers.   ;D  But around here anyway, he and the Armor Scarlett are by far the least plentiful.  Collection 1 and 2 are main characters and not so main characters, judging from the assortments.  I have no idea who is and isn't in the movie, but I think some secondary characters (Shipwreck, Deep Six) are not.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on July 12, 2009, 08:02 PM
This line definitely kicks ass so far.  I'm actually going to look at Joe stuff before SW on my toy runs now, never thought that day would happen.

Sorry to hear the Cobra Gunship is a letdown... I think $25 seems like a very high price on it.  Waiting until Walmart puts their stuff out to see if the vehicles might be a bit cheaper there or not. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 12, 2009, 08:16 PM
Waiting until Walmart puts their stuff out to see if the vehicles might be a bit cheaper there or not. 

WM totally missed the boat on new Joe stuff.  None of the 3-4 stores I visited over the weekend had anything. other than old stuff.  Just another reason to not like the store I suppose.  meh....   ::)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 12, 2009, 08:24 PM
My Walmart store hasn't had any Joe figures since the first of the year.  I wasn't in there this weekend, I think Thursday was the last time I stopped, and there is no hint of the ROC figures.  I'm thinking that since my store completely skipped both the Star Trek and Terminator figures, and never carried any 2009 Joe product, that they may completely skip Joe as well.  I'll be in there tomorrow, though, and I'll see if they finally stocked.

On another note, I found more figures at Target today.  Say Destro, Dessert Duke and Baroness.  There might have been some other new figs out but I didn't look past those three which stood out.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Greg on July 12, 2009, 09:58 PM
Hisstank.com had a few pics of some battlepacks/multipacks/exclusives. You know a toy line is good when the repaints and repacks are good looking. Sorry to derail from the ROC toy talk...


Regarding the 7-packs (Cobra Island) BBTS has them for $70.00 per set... I'm going to plug Outer Rim Collectibles (http://www.theouterrimcollectibles.com/storename/outerrimcollectibles/home.aspx) as a local guy runs the site. He doesn't have the sets listed yet, but I bet he will in a few days and at a decent price so I'd say keep your eyes there if you're looking for a deal.

My dealer at theouterrimcollectibles.com now has the Assault on Cobra Island sets for pre-order at $67 per set. If you're into supporting small business and/or haven't placed an order yet, his site is a great e-store to work with. He also has the Wave 5 vehicles for order as well.

Now back to ROC talk...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 12, 2009, 10:33 PM
I got some early b-day presents from the wife and kids...really good stuff.

I had sworn to not get any of the Zombie-Vipers, but I think I'll get as many MARS troopers as I can find.  Plus that Crimson Viper has a great looking weapon.

Greg have your buddy send me an email, we'll pimp his stuff on the site on the front page.  I am all about the small business. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on July 13, 2009, 12:30 AM
My Walmarts did put out some Joe stuff about two weeks ago, but just 12" stuff.  I think that since it's a Hasbro product, and they carried so much of the 25th stuff, it's just a matter of time before they put out a boatload of Joe merchandise.  I'm guessing that with the back and forth on the release date, they just got caught with their pants down due to warehouse distribution, etc. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Greg on July 13, 2009, 10:47 AM
My local Wal-Mart had a pallet with vehicles, two sides of figures, and mighty muggs. The store had a Hasbro rep working on it so I wasn't too surprised to see it happen in a timely manner but they were still late by a few days.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on July 13, 2009, 12:11 PM
The JoeBattleLines forums (http://joebattlelines.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=103&t=12889) have some pics up of various store exclusives for the Joe movie line.  The "Past and Present" set is kind of neat.  I also saw a report on 16bit.com that TRU is having a 2 for $10 sale on movie figures this weekend, so that's not too bad for anyone interested.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 13, 2009, 01:14 PM
Waiting until Walmart puts their stuff out to see if the vehicles might be a bit cheaper there or not. 

WM totally missed the boat on new Joe stuff.  None of the 3-4 stores I visited over the weekend had anything. other than old stuff.  Just another reason to not like the store I suppose.  meh....   ::)

My Walmarts too.  Zero Joe stuff.

They've been pretty good with the Star Wars waves 6 and 7 though.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 13, 2009, 04:15 PM
The "Past and Present" set is kind of neat.

Hell yes.  Great idea IMO and something I'd consider leaving boxed up for this line, but the idea probably won't be around too long since it appears to be exclusive to Target.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on July 13, 2009, 05:52 PM
My new photonovel featuring some new movie figures is now online (http://zartantastic.blogspot.com/2009/07/episode-ix-rise-of-rise-of-cobra.html).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on July 13, 2009, 07:21 PM
Hah...  Shipwreck..  Hahahah
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 13, 2009, 07:50 PM
That Past & Present set is cool.  I don't see anything on that list that is a must have, though.

Update on my post yesterday, my Walmart has ZERO GI Joe product in store as of today.  I'm pretty certain that my store is not going to carry Joe going forward.  As I said before, they skipped both Star Trek and Terminator but they did load up for Transformers.

Oh, and they did stock figures for the biggest summer movie besides Transformers; G-Force.  That movie is going to be HUGE!

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on July 13, 2009, 10:49 PM
I broke down and bought a couple more, the Neo Viper and Destro. I gotta say, it's mostly the Cobra guys that seem to be capturing my interest, they just seem to look much more interesting than the Joes, I'll probably end up grabbing a handful more of these guys, but unless they release a ton more cool bad guys I probably won't get much. I must say I am impressed by the overall execution, the sculpts are sharp and theres actually some nice paint detail for what I'm used to from Hasbro.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on July 14, 2009, 12:37 AM
Michael Crawford reviewed the movie Shipwreck figure on his review site.  A pretty good read. 

http://mwctoys.com/REVIEW_071309a.htm
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on July 14, 2009, 12:22 PM
I had some "Target money" to spend, so broke down a picked up a few of the Joe movie figures.  The toy line just looks so "fun", so I couldn't pass it all up.  I picked up both versions of Snake Eyes, the masked Storm Shadow - and thought that would be it.  I ended up grabbing a Duke (desert), Cobra Commander, Destro and an Ice Viper (just because I thought it looked cool) as well.  Barring any real nice sales, I doubt I'll go much further into the line - but the figures I have so far do seem pretty well done.  I keep hoping the movie will be decent, as the toy line seems to be pretty great - and could be a heck of a lot of fun for kiddos too.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 14, 2009, 04:22 PM
Rumor has it TRU will have 2 for $10 this weekend....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 14, 2009, 06:24 PM
I see the S.N.A.K.E. Armor (http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/attachment.php?do=fullview&attachmentid=6707) is coming to Target in another batch of exclusives.  Black, but I don't care.  Going to buy me a few of those suckers.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on July 15, 2009, 12:05 AM
Scored a Pit Commando and an Elite Viper at my local WM this evening. No sign of Hawk, but the Commando made up for it.

I have spent way too much on these things in the last week and a half. I think I've bought more Joes in that timeframe than I have all this year.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 15, 2009, 11:26 AM
If these things are really going on sale for $5 at TRU next week, I'll probably start to explore this line a little bit.  I love the Israeli-like TAR-21 guns that some of the Joe team has.  But that just goes to show you what I'm usually focused on, armies and weapons (main characters be damned):

The Israeli TAR-21:

(http://www.weekendhobby.com/gun/webboard/picture%5C3010255017575.jpg)

Most excited I've been since Bane Malar's AK-47-like rifle.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 16, 2009, 10:40 AM
I picked up the A-Team van last night at TRU for $19.99.  Have a bad feeling that I'm going to go to town on the movie stuff.   :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on July 16, 2009, 10:27 PM
All the Wal-Marts in my area put out their Joe stuff today... and it was a lot.  Each store got in a pallet, two sides are nothing but figures - I'd say at least 150 figures per store are on the sales floor.  Problem is, it's all the first two waves.  Cost is $7.88 right now which kinda stinks.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darby on July 17, 2009, 11:40 PM
Picked up the TRU Barbeque today.  He really grew on me for some reason.  Can't wait to find Flash, who looks bad ass.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 18, 2009, 08:39 AM
Hey Look...your favorite Star Wars site got to ask GI Joe questions cuz the new ownership is a Joe-head (and they let anybody ask questions).  We are in the Rotation for these so send me questions in a PM if you want to send in a question.

1.)  What are the criteria used to decide where to spend new tooling
 dollars on figures (like the new COBRA Island 7 packs) as opposed to
 simply bashing together a figure completely from pre-existing tooling
 (like the upcoming WalMart 2 packs), and what percentage (roughly) can we
 as fans expect to see in new tooling going forward?


In general, new tooling is reserved for mainline items.  These items are
sold to more people and work on longer lead times.  Exclusives are put
together after the mainline and because of the tight schedule do not get
new tooling.  In the case of the 7-packs, the figures were designed to be
in the mainline and were later moved to the 7-packs...hence the tons of
new tooling.



2.)  When designing new figures, what determines whether the head will be
cast in flesh-tone plastic or cast in another color and then painted
 flesh-tone?  Is it cost, asthetics or something else that determines which
path you choose?


This decision is made on a case by case basis based on each figure.  It
has to do with the primary colors use on a figure.  For someone like
Quick-Kick who is mostly fleshtone we would mold him in that color.  For a
character like Firefly, we would mold in the color of his suit and then
paint the eyes or a flash color.



3.)  With the current and upcoming focus of GI Joe at market on the movie
line, and all it's iterations, has the design team already started work on
the next marketable version of Joe?  This given that it usually takes
about 2 years or so to bring a product to market from design to shelf.
Any hints?


Yes, the design team is currently working on 2010 and 2011 lines, but we
are not ready to reveal any hints yet.  The plan is to start talking about
2010 at JoeCon.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 18, 2009, 06:13 PM
Awesome news Paul and great questions.  Was wondering if we could start a Joe QnA Compendium here like we have with Star Wars?  Not sure if I would want to start up, but I think it would be a great idea!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on July 18, 2009, 08:22 PM
Thanks!  Question #1 and #3 were mine, and I think Paul came up with #2.  My number two was a bit too aggressive, and Paul wisely chose to withhold it for the moment.  I just wanted to ask some questions that had been framed in such a way that you wouldn't get the usual "spin-speak" out of them.  I mean, I know that's what they are paid to do, but sometimes it's very frustrating. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on July 18, 2009, 11:04 PM
Targets are back up to $7.99 in my neck of the woods now.  Dangit.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 19, 2009, 08:41 AM
Saw the TRU ad this AM, it has the 3 3/4 figs at 2 for $9.99.  The Small vehicles are $13.99. 

That means that TRU has already had the stuff and had a sale before any Wal Mart in my area has them.  (for those interested I have 6 Wal Marts within 10 minutes of the new house).


Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 19, 2009, 09:57 AM

That means that TRU has already had the stuff and had a sale before any Wal Mart in my area has them.  (for those interested I have 6 Wal Marts within 10 minutes of the new house).


Same thing near my house.  Brilliant strategy, right?  Let Target and Toys 'R' Us get all the sales, then when the (likely to be) crappy movie comes out, stock the pegs with the figures.

A couple of my Walmarts will probably even shove all of the Joe figures onto the Star Wars pegs when the time comes, just to dump some salt into the wound.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on July 19, 2009, 01:44 PM
Picked up 4 more figs at TRU today... Reactive Armor Duke, another Cover Girl, Ice Viper, Neo Viper.

My Walmarts have a ton of these in stock too, might do a price match this week.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 19, 2009, 03:33 PM
Went to TRU today to check out the 2 for 9.99 sale.  Resisted absolutely everything including the exclusive Firefly and BBQ, even at the sale price.  With today's purchase, that brings my total Rise of Cobra figure count to zero.

Now I'm sure I'm not interested.

I do want a few of those Joe rifles though.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 19, 2009, 08:27 PM
Caved and picked up SE, Storm Shadow, Firefly, & BBQ at TRU this morning.  Not sure if I'm going to go full boar into this line or not, but I'm thinking of stocking up on a bunch of these $5 versions to return to Target in case I do.  $6.99 is somewhat tolorable, but I'm not going for SW prices even though every figure comes with a big stupid rocket launcher.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on July 20, 2009, 12:18 PM
I stopped by TRU but didn't end up buying much of anything.  It looked like they were fairly picked over though - might end up hitting the store later in the week again.  Anyways, I got a chance to open up the handful of movie figures I've picked up - and I have to say, despite what you might think of the movie and/or movie designs, these figures seem really well done to me.  So far, I've got both the Snake Eyes, the masked SS, Cobra Commander, Destro, Duke, and an Ice Viper - all of which are very well done I think.  Not sure if I'll get anymore or not, but I like these.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on July 20, 2009, 01:52 PM
I picked up Sgt. Stone and Barbecue with TRU's sale yesterday. I was going to get Cobra Commander and Wallace Weems, but I think I've picked up everything I really want from this line, aside from some exclusives.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 21, 2009, 01:53 AM
I stopped in WM today just to see if they'd put anything out after reading the other reports here.  Nada.  Not a single Joe figure in the store.  But they added an aisle display of G-Force figures!!   ::) 

Target stocked a bunch of figures since I was in there Saturday but I didn't pay close attention.  I was busy re-pegging the 2008 wave 4 figures that my Target freshly stocked last week!  I'm so happy they skipped the ANH, ESB and AOTC wave to get in more Bail and Breha Organa figures. 

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 21, 2009, 01:35 PM
new figs (http://cobraisland.com/forums/showthread.php?p=118189#post1181899)

The SS repaint looks pretty sweet and I love that figure, but not sure what to think about the others - especially that dude with the hat.  What's that "thing" that comes with Duke?  Thought I saw that included with another fig a week or so ago, but not sure.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 21, 2009, 02:28 PM
especially that dude with the hat. 

That just looks like standard digital camo.  That's would probably make a really good base figure for troop building if the neck post is compatible with other heads.  Maybe create a whole bunch of Pit Commandos with digital camo instead of the Gucciflage.

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What's that "thing" that comes with Duke?  Thought I saw that included with another fig a week or so ago, but not sure.

That's the same thing that came with Paris Pursuit Storm Shadow, only his was black and grey.  It's a suction cup with handles.  I guess you're supposed to hang people from windows or walls or whatever.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 21, 2009, 04:21 PM
Sucks to be Desert Viper in ALL Black leather gimp suit.  But at least he has goggles and tan/gold accents.

I am going to go ahead and hate on Hasbro and what AOTC/ROTS/Clone Wars has done to Army Building (or what perhaps Army Builders have done to Army Building and I admittedly troop build like a 30's era Dictator)... these Movie Cobra Troops SUCK.  I can't stand the Zombie/Skull helmets and Scarab Armor.  Then to just "Skittle" them with the rainbow of colors and give them names is Lazy.  I know it is the Movie Maker's fault too, but hopefully as we move past the "Movie"  line in to the "More Movie" line (as they claim will be 2010 line) they will find a good helmet to give the troops. I like the MARS Troopers most of all and they are MIA at retail, I've bought all mine from BlacksheepToys on eBay.

The greatest hypocrisy is that I will army build these things though, mainly because my 25th and Resolute Cobra figures cannot be tainted with the stink of ROC Cobra Commander.

 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on July 21, 2009, 04:25 PM
eFranks is right, that's just regular digital camo BDU's it seems, or at least Hasbro's attempt at them.

If you wanna see a GOOD paintjob of those, check out the FOrces of Valor modern guys at Target next time you're there.  THey're clearancing them to make room, hopefully, for their Spec. Forces guys coming.  Anyway though, their paintjobs are outstandingly realistic.  Best modern figures ever made, and cheap.  They'd make a great set of back-up for desert Duke. :)

And why does Duke have a katana?  He a ninja now too?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 21, 2009, 04:54 PM
I didn't notice the sword before.  It's from the new Snake Eyes.  Oddly enough, that new Desert Viper has Snake's sword from the 25th release.  I guess everyone is a ninja.  Just like in the 80's.   :P

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 21, 2009, 05:25 PM
It is a case of be careful what you wish for.

Alot of fanboys wanted it more like the RAH days..they should have said Early RAH..not last when Comic even changed to "Snake Eyes and GI Joe" and every issue was Ninja Force.

It is kinda like how every figure in the PT comes with a lightsaber or two.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 21, 2009, 06:01 PM
I was really tempted on the maskless Storm Shadow today, but I don't want to start down a path.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 22, 2009, 12:13 PM
Hisstank.com has some pics up of the Hasbro booth.  The battle stations look pretty cool.  Some new 5 packs (not cool, but I will buy them) and another Dusty without his Harness.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 22, 2009, 06:20 PM
Hisstank.com has some pics up of the Hasbro booth.  The battle stations look pretty cool.

Yes they do, but I'll probably never see them since they're giving these sets to WM.    >:(
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 22, 2009, 09:55 PM
If a WM in my area EVER gets Joe product, I will have you hooked up.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 23, 2009, 12:58 PM
If a WM in my area EVER gets Joe product, I will have you hooked up.

You "ROC" Paul!   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 23, 2009, 11:56 PM
As usual, you are the source of light to which I pray.

My army of Mindbenders showed up today...send me your FedEx address Ryan... and anybody else who wants a Dr. Mindbender.

Alyosha had the mother of all Toy Runs today...he snagged me an Apache, Pit Commando and Elite Viper among other things.  Add to that my 7 packs showing up today.  I highly recommend smalljoes.com for all your joe needs.  Or if you are gonna use someone else, at least use the links on the front page...hint hint wink wink...

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 24, 2009, 01:22 PM
Hi Paul,

Believe it or not, Mindbender is the only one I want. I am happy to trade you another Joe for one, LMK.

Thanks!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on July 24, 2009, 01:40 PM
Hi Paul,

Believe it or not, Mindbender is the only one I want. I am happy to trade you another Joe for one, LMK.

Thanks!

Same here, at least out of the Cobra set.  If you have enough to go around Paul, I'd be interested in one as well.  Let me know if we can work something out.  Thanks!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on July 24, 2009, 11:33 PM
After finding the Turbo Tank today, and seeing all the new SW stuff coming out, GI JOE suddenly fell off my interest list again... oh well, it was a fun 3-4 weeks while it lasted.   :P

I'll wait to see the movie to see if I'm going to buy anymore stuff or not.  If not, my son just gained about 25 toys to destroy.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 25, 2009, 12:09 AM
After finding the Turbo Tank today, and seeing all the new SW stuff coming out, GI JOE suddenly fell off my interest list again... oh well, it was a fun 3-4 weeks while it lasted.   :P

I felt the same way Justin after picking up my Turbo Tank the other day even though I just gave up carded SW figs after all these years..  It was a fun little ride to tide you over, no?  I'm done for the most part, but I'm going to clean my TRU out tommorrow of $4.99 figs so I can return them to Target when I find stuff I'm actually interested in.  BIG disappointment on the Transformers and Joe front.  Was looking forward to at least 1 little nugget of goodness, but I guess it's not happening this year.

Question - are you guys cutting out the file cards on the new ROC stuff and what the hell are you doing with those BMF missle thingies?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darby on July 25, 2009, 11:06 AM
I am putting my missile things in my misc. box.  I feel they will end up at Goodwill or something, and some kid will be able to pest his sister for months to come.  My summer fling with Joes is still on, at least until new Legacy drops.   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on July 25, 2009, 01:29 PM
I don't think I could stomach buying figures on sale at one place with the intention of turning a profit by "selling" them back to another store... I think my conscious would get in the way.  :-\

Regarding the missiles, my son is having a ton of fun playing with them.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 25, 2009, 05:25 PM
That Resolute Snake Eyes has showed up carded in Asia. 

I would wager that since the Big H said that they were discussing 2010 product at Joe Con that we might get a glimpse of some more Resolute goodness then.

Is anybody here going to make it to JoeCon this year?  I am 100% out, with moving the house, now possibly moving the office and the fact that the weekend scheduled is the last one before my daughter goes back to school, it is not happening.  I even have in-laws in town and could not swing the trip.



Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 25, 2009, 05:51 PM
Picked up Helix, Flash, and the Pit Commando this morning.  Wow.  All nicely done and the Commando has TONS of accessories.  Saw the new Vipers, Viper repaints, and new Eels.  Bleck!  None of the Cobra team looks good besides the Baroness & Storm Shadow.   ::)    Guess I can't forget the Ice Viper as a good fig, but he's vanished in my neck of the woods.

I don't think I could stomach buying figures on sale at one place with the intention of turning a profit by "selling" them back to another store... I think my conscious would get in the way.  :-\

I'm not making a profit.  Just saving a few bucks at retail.  All depends on how you view it I suppose, but yes - it is seedy so judge it how you may.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on July 25, 2009, 08:07 PM
As usual, you are the source of light to which I pray.

My army of Mindbenders showed up today...send me your FedEx address Ryan... and anybody else who wants a Dr. Mindbender.

You should be getting an email from me.  You rule.  Thanks.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on July 25, 2009, 08:09 PM
Alyosha, is your corrected Wet Suit Helmet available from Broken Arrow yet?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on July 25, 2009, 08:55 PM
I didn't have a chance to dig through the pegs, but I did see the Flash figure at Target this morning as well.  I was going to pick it up, but funds are tight and I grabbed a Cad Bane figure instead (first red card figures I've seen locally).

Although it was totally expected, I was disappointed we didn't see (or hear?) anything more about future 25th Anniversary style figures.  I'm hoping they come back eventually (likely with another name, like GI Joe Classics or something), but it looks like it is full steam ahead with movie stuff for the foreseeable future.  At least the movie line is well done though, I know I keep getting tempted to pick up a few more figures each time I pass them by.  Like others have mentioned, the fact that new SW stuff is finally starting to hit might slow me down there as well.  Can't afford all this stuff :).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on July 26, 2009, 12:54 AM
I'm not making a profit.  Just saving a few bucks at retail.  All depends on how you view it I suppose, but yes - it is seedy so judge it how you may.

I see your point, and don't really condemn it.  Part of me wishes I would do that, but I don't think I ever will.

Anyways, I got sucked into buying more of these figures today, just one freaking day after I said I was done.  I must be sick in the head, bought another Neo Viper at TRU along with Ripcord... 2 for $10 is such a great buy.

Then, I hit Target and saw Flash and a few new kinds of Vipers, passed on them but did get Hawk and the Cobra Humvee... ARGH!!!  

I want the "Doctor" figure too.  Well, two of him - one for a custom.  Haven't seen him yet.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darby on July 26, 2009, 01:04 PM
Definitely in for Flash and the PIT Commando.  I really like the Arctic Snake Eyes and PP Baroness, so I'll get them too.  From the con, looks like I'm getting Charbroil and that Dusty.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on July 26, 2009, 02:59 PM
Which Joe site has the best SDCC coverage?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on July 26, 2009, 03:20 PM
Also, will one of you real military jockeys please attempt to explain for me the utility of the movie Joes toys' camo scheme?  The sky blue and shades of grey?  Where are they supposed to be hiding with that stuff?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on July 26, 2009, 03:56 PM
lighter camos like that are often urban camos.  But that's usually greys/blacks and things.  Blues I think might be a NATO thing but I'm not familiar with what all NATO has/uses, or why they use it.

Paul probably has a better answer on blue camo though.  WWhere it originated and such. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 26, 2009, 07:00 PM
What ever happened to the M.A.R.S. three pack  ???  I think those troopers were the first pics up we had online and they looked pretty snazzy, but....where are they?

Anyways, I got sucked into buying more of these figures today, just one freaking day after I said I was done.  I must be sick in the head

I hear ya.  I never intended to buy anything from this line, but I'm up to about 10 figs now that are real keepers.  Trying to be selective though and don't want to get sucked into 1 of every fig or god forbid - army building.  Pit Commando (I'm looking at you)  Vipers - you can go suck it.

Then, I hit Target and saw Flash and a few new kinds of Vipers, passed on them but did get Hawk and the Cobra Humvee... ARGH!!!

The Humvee is pretty rockin, but Hasbro flubbed the back with the missle launcher.  Could have at least made room to have the back two doors open or rig it somehow so the tailgate comes up while still having the kiddie missle launcher feature.  Wasted room, but cool vehicle other wise.  Reminds me of the M.A.S.K. Jackhammer.  The driver is pretty meh for the most point.

Preferred Weapon: M.A.R.S. Industries D57-A extreme enviroment tactical rifle.  Why waste the time including that information on the file card if you're not going to include the weapon??
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 27, 2009, 01:34 AM
I was in TRU Friday night for a few minutes and got so sidetracked by the new SW Lego sets and waging an internal war over an AT-TE for $50 that I completely forgot to look at the Joe toys more than to give them a passing glance when I walked in.

I forgot about the sale and to look for the exclusive Firefly figure. 

Oh well.  I totally bought the AT-TE so I was just happy with that...and that my car hadn't fallen apart yet as TRU was only the half-way point of my trip.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 28, 2009, 02:11 AM
The Joe Fan Club just added Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (http://www.gijoecon.com/kc2009/con09guest8.cfm) to the guest list for this year's convention.  Man, I wish this was closer to NY, I'd definitely go.  Whether the movie is a hit or not the con looks to be one of the better shows in the last few years as far as guests go.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 29, 2009, 01:13 PM
Stopped by TRU on the way home last night and they have 1 carded figure on their massive display.  Looked pathetic.  I only bought 10 figs during the sale last week so it wasn't because of me either.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on July 29, 2009, 01:49 PM
Found the first wave of Target exclusive vehicle w/ figure sets. I picked up the black Eel with Wave Crusher. I liked the price- $9.99 plus Iowa's share. Apparently, they're on some kind of price cut from $12.90.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 29, 2009, 04:48 PM
Stopped by TRU on the way home last night and they have 1 carded figure on their massive display.  Looked pathetic.  I only bought 10 figs during the sale last week so it wasn't because of me either.


That is good news for the line and although it would seem like BAD news for the 25th stuff, if they are getting some sell through on this line, we will get our 25th Characters, just on Movie/Post-Movie Cards.  I miss the RAH style cards, but if the figures are the same, I am ok with it.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 29, 2009, 04:53 PM
I miss the RAH style cards, but if the figures are the same, I am ok with it.

I'm with you on that.  I just want that Resolute Snake Eyes but I don't really care what card he comes on.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 29, 2009, 05:09 PM
I have a feeling that Hasbro *might* be following the pattern they did with Transformers when the first movie toys were out.  They actually had three different lines all in different packaging running at the same time. 

So if that holds true - we *should* expect a return in some shape or form of the classic figs in about a year or so from now.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 29, 2009, 07:16 PM
According to the GI Joe QnA's we will know the answer to that question at the Joe Con. 

I've got 1 extra Dr. Mindbender left if anybody is needing one. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 29, 2009, 08:47 PM
According to the GI Joe QnA's we will know the answer to that question at the Joe Con.
 
Good word!  Would be nice to know if the 25th stuff will even make a return at this point even though there's PLENTY left to do.  I just hope they wouldn't re-tweak everything we've already purchased at this point.  I must say that it's pretty awesome how the movie figs can actually hold their weapons in there hands.  Great feature that should have been a given and I'm not sure why this wasn't caught with the 25th stuff.   :-\

I've got 1 extra Dr. Mindbender left if anybody is needing one. 

I'd like a Mindbender Paul!  Not sure when I'm going to have time to order those 7 packs, but I'll offer him back up the the group if I manage to snag those sets.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on July 30, 2009, 12:49 AM
PM me your address and if will be in a FedEx box tomorrow.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 31, 2009, 01:04 PM
Got my Mindbender today.  Thanks Paul!!   :)

Saw Target's R.H.I.N.O. this morning at $49.99.  Glad I picked up the DTC version or whatever it was at HTS for $5 or whatever I paid.  Nice vehicle though.  Reminds me of that thing from Aliens.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on July 31, 2009, 02:04 PM
Got my Mindbender today.  Thanks Paul!!   :)

Saw Target's R.H.I.N.O. this morning at $49.99.  Glad I picked up the DTC version or whatever it was at HTS for $5 or whatever I paid.  Nice vehicle though.  Reminds me of that thing from Aliens.

I haven't seen this yet, I'll have to look up some pictures of it.  I remember seeing them on HTS for some insanely low price at one time.  The R.H.I.N.O. and the R.O.C.C. both got blown out for around $10 each or something. 

Anyone have the DTC version and also picked up this new one that can compare to see if there are any major differences?  If it goes to clearance at Target I may be temped to get one after having passed on the HTS deal.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on July 31, 2009, 04:43 PM
Found some wave 3 today. Only Helix and a couple of Flash figures, though. There was also a weird Crimson Neo-Viper that has to be a candidate for worst repaint ever.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on July 31, 2009, 04:54 PM
There was also a weird Crimson Neo-Viper that has to be a candidate for worst repaint ever.

I had no intention of getting the Crimson Neo Viper until one of my friends (Hi Dave!) told me that one of the accessories was a small box with a hole big enough for an arm to fit through with a snake inside.  Any toy that comes with a grisly initiation rites instrument is a-ok with me, especially when it isn't made to fall completely apart when you look at it wrong (you know, like everything McFarlane Toys did back in the day).

Now, if someone could just explain how Flash's gun rope connects to his body...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on July 31, 2009, 04:57 PM
That's a pretty cool accessory Doc.  Had no clue, but those Vipers are just fugly so I'm not picking any of them up.

Now, if someone could just explain how Flash's gun rope connects to his body...

It doesn't - it connects to the bottom big freakin rocket launcher.  At least that's all I could figure out.  Kinda makes you wonder what that extra hole is for on his back though.   :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on August 1, 2009, 12:31 AM
That's a pretty cool accessory Doc.  Had no clue, but those Vipers are just fugly so I'm not picking any of them up.

Now, if someone could just explain how Flash's gun rope connects to his body...

It doesn't - it connects to the bottom big freakin rocket launcher.  At least that's all I could figure out.  Kinda makes you wonder what that extra hole is for on his back though.   :-\

Huh??

I got mine to plug into the hole in the back with no problem.  IIRC, one of the pegs is slightly larger than the other, and I think that one goes into the laser and the smaller one goes into the hole in the back.  Maybe vice versa, but it definitely fits in that hole in his back (not the backpack hole, the hole in his red armor thing, near his neck).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on August 1, 2009, 01:20 AM
Saw lots of the $10 exlusives at Target tonight, with Snake Eyes on cycle, a Cobra Eel with a sled, Air Viper w/ CLAW, and some other Joe.  Passed, but they looked kinda nifty.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on August 1, 2009, 02:11 AM
Picked up Cobra Commander tonight, gotta say, his design has kind of grown on me over the past little while, so I'm liking him qite a bit. I think that about does it for me for this line I'd say, not too much else coming that really interests me.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on August 1, 2009, 05:01 PM
My Assault on Cobra Island set arrived today, so that, coupled with Paul's Dr. Mindbender (thanks again) catches me up with everything I wanted from the 25th line (well, except for a couple of Stingers, but I'm not paying $25 ea + shipping for those).

The set's pretty cool.  I wish Altitude's head looked a little more like the old school Ripcord, since that's what he is to me, and I also wish we'd gotten the same Outback as packed in with the FLAK.  Other than that, though, I like it.  Recondo's especially good, I think.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 1, 2009, 05:57 PM
Huh??

I got mine to plug into the hole in the back with no problem.  IIRC, one of the pegs is slightly larger than the other, and I think that one goes into the laser and the smaller one goes into the hole in the back.  Maybe vice versa, but it definitely fits in that hole in his back (not the backpack hole, the hole in his red armor thing, near his neck).

Doesn't fit on mine. Both pegs are too big to fit in either hole.  Been trying for days since I bought him.   :-\

Saw lots of the $10 exlusives at Target tonight, with Snake Eyes on cycle, a Cobra Eel with a sled, Air Viper w/ CLAW, and some other Joe.  Passed, but they looked kinda nifty.

Found all four today and am very happy with them.   Especially at $9.99   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on August 2, 2009, 02:02 AM
Sorry I hadn't checked in a while, but yes the modern version of that helmet is done and was up in the store.  I sold 18 copies of it right away, but there will be more restocked shortly.  Been really busy getting things ready for Con, so the painted samples that Paul promised to a few guys are still WIP.

On the plus side, I did finish my first two ROC customs for the contest at Con.  You guys will be the first to see it:

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/cast%20figures/ROCHnR/HnR6.jpg)

Just got to add a waterslide movie Joe logo to his chest and he's done.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 2, 2009, 02:30 AM
I saw the R.H.I.N.O. at Target today.  I actually think that's the first time I've seen one in person.  I know I saw the R.O.C.C. when it was at TRU but I don't think I ever saw the DTC version of this.  Anyway, it's a big, heavy vehicle and looks like it has some nice play features.  I'm not spending $50 on it, though.  If it goes to clearance, maybe.

Target moved a bunch of their stuff around and they're about half way through their new aisle set so I was surprised to see this today.  I thought they'd wait for the reset to be done.  I haven't seen the exclusive $10 vehicles yet.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on August 2, 2009, 11:39 AM
Is anybody here going to make it to JoeCon this year?  I am 100% out, with moving the house, now possibly moving the office and the fact that the weekend scheduled is the last one before my daughter goes back to school, it is not happening.  I even have in-laws in town and could not swing the trip.

I'm going, but only on Saturday.  I live in the KC area so it's pretty close to home.  :)  If I wasn't crutching it right now (surgery) I'd probably go for the full weekend, but I think I'll just hit it up on Saturday, see what I can, hopefully grab a couple of exclusives, and call it a day.

Anyone know how much the exclusive Crimson 3 3/4" set and the 12" Baroness are going to run?  I haven't seen prices anywhere but admittedly I haven't looked that hard.

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 2, 2009, 12:28 PM
The Crimson Strike Team set will run you about $280.  I'm not sure how much the Baroness is but she's $30 on HasbroToyShop.com so hopefully she woudn't be much more than that.

The Para-Drop figure from this year's con is a 12" Crimson Guard (http://www.gijoecon.com/kc2009/paradropfigure09.cfm) figure that looks totally awesome.  He has an extra weapons accessory pack that you can buy as well.  I'm going to have to figure out how to get ahold of one of those.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on August 2, 2009, 03:27 PM
The GI Joe club has a twitter page that they've been updating leading up to the con.  A cool animated video was released this morning.  Very cool. 

http://twitter.com/GIJoeCon 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmPfsJaJiGA
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 2, 2009, 05:57 PM
Huh??

I got mine to plug into the hole in the back with no problem.

Took some work on mine, but I got it in there - finally.   :)

Sorry I hadn't checked in a while, but yes the modern version of that helmet is done and was up in the store.  I sold 18 copies of it right away, but there will be more restocked shortly.  Been really busy getting things ready for Con, so the painted samples that Paul promised to a few guys are still WIP.

On the plus side, I did finish my first two ROC customs for the contest at Con.  You guys will be the first to see it:

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/cast%20figures/ROCHnR/HnR6.jpg)

Just got to add a waterslide movie Joe logo to his chest and he's done.

That looks amazing Alyosha.  You do some truly awesome customs!  Looking forward to the Wet Suit helmet.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on August 7, 2009, 04:33 AM
Just saw Rise of Cobra.  Very cool movie.  Like one big toy commercial.  Now I want to go out and buy some GI Joe toys.  

Scarlett was my favorite character in the movie for many reasons.  

Snake Eyes was cool but those lips have to go.  

The Paris Pursuit scene was exciting except for the accelerator suits and all the fake looking computer animation as they ran around and crashed into cars.  Thought I was watching Turbo Man rolling down the street.  

I'm definitely in GI Joe mode now and really glad I registered for Joecon on the last day of per-registration.  Kansas City here I come.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 7, 2009, 11:01 AM
M.A.R.S. TROOPER 3pack (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=520&SBR=541&ST=SO&ID=24288) is up at HTS.  Not sure if those promo codes are still good or not though.  Hopefully this set makes it to retail someday.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on August 7, 2009, 07:38 PM
M.A.R.S. TROOPER 3pack (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=520&SBR=541&ST=SO&ID=24288) is up at HTS.  Not sure if those promo codes are still good or not though.  Hopefully this set makes it to retail someday.
 

Were these troops in the movie?  I don't remember seeing them when they were at MARS areas.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 8, 2009, 12:24 AM
If there were MARS troopers they didn't look like that because I don't remember seeing them.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 8, 2009, 05:58 PM
Those MARS Troopers were not in the movie unless they were in extreme background shots.  I hated the look of all the Vipers in the movie (2-3?), but it's nice to know who/what was actually in the movie now.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darby on August 8, 2009, 11:04 PM
After seeing the movie...


SPOILERS


I'd like to see an Arcitc Scarlett.  Beyond that, there were very few potential figures in the movie that aren't out there now.  I was a bit bummed not to see the Ice Vipers, since I dig them.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on August 9, 2009, 01:36 AM
Read about a cool Knowing is Half the Battle shirt at theterrordrome.com.  They are shipping these out 8/14 and apparently they are limited.

http://wireandtwine.com/store/products/thebattle.html
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 9, 2009, 10:47 AM
That is funny. 

If the movie did not reveal any new figs to come out (I have not seen it, my free babysitters are out of town) then that could mean we get "off-screen" figs for the remainder of 2009 and 2010.  And Off-screen seems to be the best way to get 25th figs (even though they may be wearing Battle Armor).

25th Figs that are in ROC colors that are WIN WIN WIN so far...

Para-Viper
Eel with the Sled
Pit Commando (AKA Dusty)
Heavy Metal (from Target even though his name is diff)


Resolute Figs in Roc Colors that are also win:
Firefly (TRU)


Target has theRampage for $40 today(this week) and TRU has 2 figures for $9.99 again.  So take your TRU ad with you and then again to WalMart on Wednesday when they FINALLY put figs on the shelf (in my area anyway).

I am going to finish out my Ice Viper squad (12).

Locally I picked up: Snow Snake Eyes, Accel Suit Duke, Reactive Armor Stalker/Ripcord, Rex and Baroness.

I got packages from Hong Kong this week.  Snake Armor, Kmart 4 pack and TRU Officer's 3 packs.  All good in my opinion.  The Duke head cast in skin tones is SO much better than the painted one, it actually makes me like the figure.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 10, 2009, 01:12 PM
I didn't get a chance to see the movie this weekend (hopefully this upcoming weekend), but I was curious - how much of what is out there on pegs/shelves is actually part of the movie?  Any Joe/Cobra characters showing up other than the ones we've seen in the ads (Duke/SE/Heavy Duty/Scarlett/Breaker/Hawk, CC/Destro/Baroness/Zartan/etc.)?  I guess this might be spoilery for some people, but I was curious if there were any other Joe cameos - or which vehicles and Cobra troops actually appear in the movie?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 10, 2009, 04:59 PM
I did not see the movie yet but I am definitely not collecting the movie figures like I did the classics/Resolute. I will continue to pick up the occasional ROC figure, all classic 25th & Resolute. While I do think Hasbro did a great job on them they just do not do it for me overall. I like Helix and I am looking very forward to the upcoming Resolute Roadblock with the building. It's nice to see Joe back this strong but it's nicer to not be concerned with collecting the line like was on Joe 25th.

Paul, I agree on the "made up" movie characters, they look way better than the originals especially the Paraviper. That figure is badass!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 10, 2009, 06:31 PM
What's the story with those other Resolute figures (like Snake Eyes, etc.)?  Are they still on the way, or have we heard either way?  I never got around to getting Duke/CC/Cobra Trooper, but might have to pick those up if we're getting more.  I really liked that Resolute movie (and hope we get a series like that eventually).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 10, 2009, 06:53 PM
SPOILERS so don't read.

I didn't get a chance to see the movie this weekend (hopefully this upcoming weekend), but I was curious - how much of what is out there on pegs/shelves is actually part of the movie?

Shipwreck, Stupid looking Viper repaints, Ice Viper -  Helix & Flash (video game figs)  Any 25th repaint should be an easy answer - NO.  I think that's about it that's on pegs as of now that aren't in the movie.  Didn't see any of the figures included with the vehicles in the movie either.

I guess this might be spoilery for some people, but I was curious if there were any other Joe cameos - or which vehicles and Cobra troops actually appear in the movie?

Jinx - or who is said to be Jinx is the only "cameo"

Cobra Troops:

Only 2 versions of the Viper were shown - and they're on pegs.  The new Eel could have been in there, but not sure.

Hasbro Vehicles (in order of appearance):
Dragonhawk
Cobra Gunship
R.H.I.N.O. is referred to but not in the movie
Pit - not a vehicle
Mole Pod
Cobra Humvee - forgot name
Night Raven - they make a big deal out of this in the movie
Joe Ice Sled - forgot name

Should be some Joe & Cobra subs coming soon.  Played a good part towards the end.  Other than the subs, there was a Joe Gunship thing, but that's pretty much it beyond some standard military vehicles.  Would have thought they'd flood this movie with vehicles, but that wasn't the case.  There's really nothing in this movie that got me excited to go out and buy a bunch of toys.  In fact I actually returned a few figures after I saw the movie.  Just don't need to go this route.  I'm not knocking the movie though - it's worth seeing.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 10, 2009, 07:24 PM
Resolute Snake Eyes is coming out as "City Strike" Snake Eyes, only in different colors than early seen in those prototypes.

Baroness has not been seen yet.

I'm not sure about any other Resolute figures.  The QnA's claim that any announcements about that will be made at the Convention next week.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 10, 2009, 08:43 PM
Aaaaack.  Picked up the Night Raven on the way home at TRU.  $10 giftcard with any $30 purchase + adding points to my rewards card.  Couldn't resist.  They also have the 2 for $10 thing again on figs, but I'm not biting.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 10, 2009, 09:57 PM
SPOILERS so don't read.

R.H.I.N.O. is referred to but not in the movie


Actually, I think the vehicles used at the beginning of the film were the R.H.I.N.O. trucks that Duke referred to, they just look nothing like the vehicle we got as it's a re-pack of a cartoon (comic?) based vehicle.

Aaaaack.  Picked up the Night Raven on the way home at TRU.  $10 giftcard with any $30 purchase + adding points to my rewards card.  Couldn't resist.  They also have the 2 for $10 thing again on figs, but I'm not biting.

Target is also having a sale on Joe figures.  I think they were $6.54 or someting, they were more than $1 off, I know that.  The R.H.I.N.O.exclusive is on sale as well.  It didn't look like everything was marked down, but some stuff was.

I'm almost tempted to get one of the 12" Storm Shadow figures just for the outfit but I'm not paying over $20 for one.  I'd also like to get the R.H.I.N.O. and Night Raven but I don't think I want to spend $40 each on them...don't need that that badly.

The Cobra Gunship in the film was much larger than the vehicle we got, too bad they didn't make it closer to the film version.  Plus, I still think that looks like it would make a good vehicle for some Star Wars Bounty Hunters or something.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on August 11, 2009, 10:24 AM

Target is also having a sale on Joe figures.  I think they were $6.54 or someting, they were more than $1 off, I know that. 

They're on sale for $6.49. 
Around here, most Targets still have the figures selling for $6.99, so though the sale price is nice, it isn't as impressive as it could be.
I have a Target coupon for $2 off any Joe figure.  I'd like to use it during the sale, but I'm not sure who to pick up.
Any recommendations?  So far, I have Storm Shadow, Paris Pursuit Snake Eyes, and Destro.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 11, 2009, 11:18 AM
I really love the Ice Viper.  The Pit Commando is a great figure also, has a ton of accessories.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 11, 2009, 11:35 AM
I've only picked up a handful of the movie figs so far, but the sales this week makes it tempting to grab a few more.  I've sort of thought about picking up the characters that actually appear in the movie, then adding to them if/when a sequel is released.  I should probably wait and actually see the movie first though :).  I will say, I like all of the figures I've picked up so far though.  Might also grab a couple of the vehicles, since they can fit in with the 25th stuff well enough too.  Might try to get the Dragonhawk, since I was a fan of the Dragonfly as a kid.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on August 11, 2009, 01:37 PM
I picked up Cobra Commander and Ripcord with TRU's sale this weekend. CC looks pretty great on display, but I think the Ripcord/Accelerator suit mold is missing some armament that was present in the flick. But it's still a neat-looking mold. Now I just need to pick up Cover Girl, pajama Scarlett, one of the Heavy Duties, and Breaker to have a complete movie Joe team.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on August 11, 2009, 05:13 PM
No sign of black timber anymore.  I think that was a variant like the 2007 version.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 12, 2009, 01:29 AM
No sign of black timber anymore.  I think that was a variant like the 2007 version.

Hmmm.  I think I opened a black Timber...

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on August 12, 2009, 09:23 AM
Me too.  I definitely opened a black Timber.  I'm looking right at it. :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 12, 2009, 09:35 AM
My closest Wal Mart just now put out the figures.  2 whole Pegs.  (They have more than that for the Marvel Universe stuff)

The Snake Eyes there had the Grey Wolf.

They picked a great time to launch, I picked up 2 Ice Vipers with the 2 for $9.99 ad from TRU...   I guess the Wal Mart business machine is not as well oiled as once thought.

I will miss the Con this year, should be fun though, I think there are enough Joe guys from this part of the world that are going, maybe I can find the Snow Snake Eyes army that I need.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 12, 2009, 12:22 PM
I picked up Cobra Commander and Ripcord with TRU's sale this weekend. CC looks pretty great on display, but I think the Ripcord/Accelerator suit mold is missing some armament that was present in the flick. But it's still a neat-looking mold. Now I just need to pick up Cover Girl, pajama Scarlett, one of the Heavy Duties, and Breaker to have a complete movie Joe team.

That is sort of what I'm thinking about doing at this point too, just finishing out the "movie" Joes/Cobra and call it a day on the movie stuff.  I'll be interested to see what will be going on with the 25th anniversary style stuff (sounds like maybe it will continue in the movie line), but otherwise I might be taking a bit of a break from the Joes.  I was looking at the shelf of 25th stuff (and trying to find room for a few recent pickups), and it really has been a nice run of Joes I think.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on August 12, 2009, 06:03 PM
Down here in Kansas City.  I've been buying all kind s of GI Joe stuff leading up to the convention.  Bought 2 GI Joe shirts at the mall.  Picked up 2 of the ROC Firefly figures at TRU.  I wish these were always 2 for 9.99.  I also picked up the new issue of GI Joe and GI Joe: Helix.  Now I'm just waiting for pre-registration tonight at 8:30pm at the Crown Center Hyatt.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 13, 2009, 12:16 PM
So, now that the movie has been out for a week, has anyone noticed a lot of sales for the Joe movie stuff?  It seems to be selling ok here locally, the vehicles in particular seem to be selling through nicely.  The figures are stocked so full everywhere, it gets a little difficult to tell what's selling.  I don't think that too much of anything (figure wise) is difficult to find though, so it seems like case packs must have been good.  Anyways, just wondering how the toyline has done.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on August 13, 2009, 12:50 PM
Picked up my Crimson Strike boxed set at the convention last night.  Still haven't looked at any of the figures.  I was more impressed by the Argen FANG Gyrocopter that was free when picking set up in person. 

The convention comic/brochure is also very cool and has a great story. 

Today we get to buy.

Jump 2-Pack with Starduster and Sgt Manleh 650

International 3-Pack with Redmack,Topson and Schimik. 650

Gyrocopter with Blades. 500

Crimson Command Copter 400

2009 Joecon Pictures (http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/9244915_GJoDb)

(http://www.smugmug.com/photos/618446238_nNUit-S.jpg)

GIJoecon.com has posted pictures of the Thursday night exclusives.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 13, 2009, 01:31 PM
I think the 12" Crimson Guard para drop figure is excellent but I'm kind of disappointed that there aren't any other 12" souvenirs this year.  Other years the para drop figures have been Sigma 6 or 3.75" figures but that didn't really impact the extra items in the smaller scale.  I think last year the only bonus 12" item was a pack of rifles.  They do offer a 1:6 scale convention jacket for the first 100 people to order the 1:6 set, still, I would liked to have seen more offered.

I like the 25th style figures well enough, I sure bought a bunch, but this year's offerings don't really draw me in.  I thought last year's set was brilliant, though.  Maybe part of it is that they've basically just duplicated a previous boxed set?  Not sure.  Last year I actually went to eBay for the 3-pack and if I could have found Bullhorn and the R.T.V. for a better price I would have picked them up as well.

If the Club has Crimson Guard paradrop figures, and the weapon set, in the store after the convention I may order them but I'm not going out of my way to track them down.  I passed on the Eight Legs of Danger set also.  I had the paperwork all filled out on the final day of pre-registration but didn't FAX it.  I think they waited too long to get good photos of the set on-line.  I didn't want to pre-order it without seeing more of it and in the end, didn't feel like there was quite enough new stuff there to warrant the $300 price tag.  Even the lack of a second figure offering was kind of a letdown.  There was nothing that had the wow factor of last year's tent or the extra figure from previous years. 

It's looking more and more like the 12" line is being phased out and the con geared towards the RAH collectors.  Smart move if that's where the attendance and cash is coming from, but the Club is really the last resort for most of the cool 12" Joe product right now.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on August 13, 2009, 10:19 PM
Uploading pictures from Thursday night Club Store now. Very expensive evening. Limit of 2 of each International pack so the 650 2-Packs, 650 3-Packs and 500 Gyrocopter/Blades aren't going to last long. Everyone is buying 2 as far as I could tell.

Took pictures of file cards, price sheet, displays, lines and also 2 videos coming.

_________________
2009 Joecon Pictures
http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/9244915_GJoDb
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 14, 2009, 04:44 PM
Snippets from Hiss at Joecon....

-2010 takes off from end of movie. Joe team fighting Cobra all over the world: arctic, jungle, desert, city. Calling the line Pursuit of Cobra
-working on Snow Job and Cobra Ice Cutter vehicle for arctic setting
-Recondo figure for Jungle setting
-Beachhead for city setting
-Dusty figure for desert setting
-New HISS Tank coming in Bravo wave 2 in 2010, it will feature moving treads!
-Upcoming 3.75" figure reveal:
--2009 figures: showed off City Strike Duke, Desert Viper, Arctic Threat Storm Shadow, Jungle Ripcord, Snake Eyes (resolute style)
--2010 Wave 1: Arctic Threat Duke (comes with snowboard), Snow Job (Arctic Threat), Arctic Threat Destro, Elite Ice Viper, Jungle Assault Storm Shadow, Desert Battle Zartan (wearing hood, facepaint, disguise for Mongolian nomad), Desert Battle Ripcord (new Delta 6 suit for air operations)
--2010 Wave 2: Snake Eyes Arctic Threat, Jungle Assault Duke, Jungle Assault Cobra Commander, Jungle Viper (Jungle Assault), Recondo (Jungle Assault), City Strike Scarlett (basically a ninja Scarlett), City Strike Firefly, Heavy Duty (Desert Battle)
--2010 Vehicles Wave 1: Cobra Ice Cutter, HISS Attack Scout, Cycle Armor with Ashiko, Armored Panther with Outback, Cobra Viper with Alley-Viper Officer, Snow Cat with Whiteout, Sand Serpent with Star Viper (Night Raven repaint)
-Cobra Commander mail away figure coming. New faceplate, crimson breastplate, comes with a small HISS drone, comes with a Cobra stand/staff, comes on a Cobra branded card! No GI Joe cardback, card is a unique Cobra theme!
-No Terrordrome or Flagg are planned for release at this time


No Terrordrome or Flagg?  Such a shocker.  Hiss with working treads?  Sign me up.  Not sure what to think about this Pursuit of Cobra thing.  Guess we're just going to get sprinkles and flecks of vinty modern figs here and there?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 14, 2009, 06:39 PM
It will be interesting to see what this all looks like as well, but it sounds like some of it could be pretty cool.  Looking forward to seeing pics to see what the "Pursuit of Cobra" stuff looks like.  I'm guessing the movie line must be doing ok for Hasbro if they are going to continue the general them of it into next year.

Looks like TNI (http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=2009_GIJoe_Con%2FHasbro_Panel%2F&dispsize=600&start=0) has some pics up.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on August 15, 2009, 02:04 AM
Really hard to make out details on that HISS tank, so I brighted it up a bit -

http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/081509hiss1.jpg
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on August 15, 2009, 01:07 PM
That HISS tank looks great.  It could almost work as a Separatist assault tank in the CW line if it were painted blue/gray.  Unfortunately, I don't have the talent to do so (see also the Cobra Gunship I bought saying, "This would make a cool covert insertion Clone ship" and then stuck on a shelf due to my lack of artistic ability).

What are the details on the mailaway Cobra Commander?  It figures that they'd announce a mailaway AFTER I threw away all my UPCs/packaging, and had bought nearly every figure I'd planned on getting.  :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 15, 2009, 05:56 PM
Saw the new wave of Combat Heroes this morning.  Arctic SE & Ice Viper looked stellar as do their 3 3/4 counterparts, but I'm trying to stay away from the movie stuff.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 15, 2009, 07:38 PM
I guess I wasn't paying that close attention to realize that TRU still had their 2 for $9.99 sale on Joe figures.  I was in TRU earlier today and picked up the exclusive Firefly and a second Pit Commando.  I haven't opened them yet but the Firefly figure looks really nice.  Is this basedon the Resolute cartoon?  It sort of looks like that style.

Either way, I'm psyched to get him.  I already have a Pit Commando so this was just an extra and well worth the price for the extra equiment.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 15, 2009, 09:16 PM
(http://generalsjoes.com/wp-content/gallery/joecon-2009-saturday-figure-display/thumbs/thumbs_shadow_tracker-01.jpg) (http://generalsjoes.com/wp-content/gallery/joecon-2009-saturday-figure-display/shadow_tracker-01.jpg)

Shadow Tracker.  That is 100% win. 

Here's a question for anyone that's been to the Joe Con; did they sell out of the paradrop figures?  I know they had 1000, which I think includes the 300 they dropped.  Usually the paradrop figure makes it to the online Club store after the event but this year I didn't know if that would happen. 

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 16, 2009, 01:02 AM
YES!  They announced at the Joe con tonight that next year it will be in Providence, RI!  That means, barring a SW Celebration in April/May, I'll get to go to the Joe convention in 2010.  Nice.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on August 16, 2009, 07:18 AM
(http://generalsjoes.com/wp-content/gallery/joecon-2009-saturday-figure-display/thumbs/thumbs_shadow_tracker-01.jpg) (http://generalsjoes.com/wp-content/gallery/joecon-2009-saturday-figure-display/shadow_tracker-01.jpg)


Oh, so now they figure out how to sculpt Quinlan Vos' hair!

Not when they made 2 Quinlan Vos figures, but when they make Shadow Tracker.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 16, 2009, 05:08 PM
GI Joe has taken a definate turn that is for sure.  It is a new direction for a lot of characters and as much as I want to sit down and throw a fit, I think I will survive it all.   Even the Robotech Motorcycle think looks ok to me.  I have to remind myself that in 1982 alot of the Joe stuff was very "Sci-fi" stuff.

Things I saw (via Pictures, I sadly did not attend this year) that I really liked..........

The Wal Mart Exclusives (all of them)
The TRU Artic Shipwreck and Artic Doc
Jungle Duke (looks very Nam-ish, but very modern)
Arctic Destro and Artic Duke
The Club Exclusive 3.75 in scale Adventure Team and all the stuff that is going with them.




Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on August 16, 2009, 10:59 PM
I have yet to find a decent GI Joe collecting site...where do you guys recommend I go to see the best pictures from Joe Con?  I've seen most of the stuff at HISSTank.com, but I hate how there's not a gallery and instead you have to click, then click back, then wait for the page to reload, then click.  Is there anywhere that I can just scroll through a bunch of decent pictures?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on August 16, 2009, 11:43 PM
I have yet to find a decent GI Joe collecting site...where do you guys recommend I go to see the best pictures from Joe Con?  I've seen most of the stuff at HISSTank.com, but I hate how there's not a gallery and instead you have to click, then click back, then wait for the page to reload, then click.  Is there anywhere that I can just scroll through a bunch of decent pictures?

I posted a bunch of pictures but I didn't take any of the Hasbro 2010 figures.  I figured every other site would be posting pictures.  However, I did shoot a few videos of the sales floor including the Hasbro area with some closeups.  Video (http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/9244915_GJoDb/1/619900832_8bXDj)

Try yojoe.com or theterrordrome.com.  I saw those guys there taking a lot of pictures.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 17, 2009, 12:10 AM
With all due respect to yojoe.com, I've never found their news reporting to be that great.  Great photo archive and checklist info, not the greatest on coverage.  They do have a photo album up for the con and it's a decent album.

I actually found generalsjoes.com to have pretty good coverage and relatively easy to navigate photo slideshows.  Hisstank.com had decent coverage but I agree, they don't have the best photo album software around.

I've said this before about other toy lines in general, not just Joe, but we're mostly spoiled in the SW hobby with the websites that cover the related events and toys.  I'm not sure why the discrepency with Joe, which is just about as big as SW as a hobby.  Even with some good sites to pick through, good luck finding a really good site on the 12" Joe hobby.

Some of the better sites:
joebattlelines.com
theterrordrome.com
yojoe.com
hisstank.com
generalsjoes.com

There were some people covering the con via Twitter that didn't do a bad job but the couple of feeds I found didn't seem to be affiliated with any of the above sites, they were smaller personal blogs or just Twitter feeds. 

For example, itsalltrue.net had a good Twitter feed going and has some nice review photos of the International Jump Jet 2-pack.  But they seem to be a general toy site as much as a Joe site.

Spiderpumpkin put up some good photos, though, and I think he was the first place I was able to find info on the souvenir sets and their prices.  Spider, I don't know if you work for any of the larger sites, but you should.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 17, 2009, 12:22 AM
Well I am glad you asked Ryan....look for JoeDefender.com coming soon. (notice a themes?) Seriously.  With the exact same attitude we have here only Joe-ish.

But of the sites mentioned, I like Generalsjoes.com and Joebattlelines.com.  My guilty pleasure is the HissTank but the navigation on that site drives me crazy.  But DESTRO over there is a good guy for sure.

Joe has a hard time because while SW might have Vintage vs. OT vs. PT.. Joe has so many incarnations and divisions that people can't get along with themselves much less each other.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on August 17, 2009, 12:46 AM
Awesome, because that means JesseDefender can't be far behind, and I can get all the Jesse James news that's fit to print!

Seriously, though...that will be awesome.

Thanks for the tips, by the way.  GeneralsJoes and JoeBattleLines are okay.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on August 17, 2009, 12:56 AM
thetrenchesforum.com is probably the  most established 12" forum.  You have to register to view.  That wasn't the case a while back and they had a lot of good discussion when I would stop in there. 

Also, Barry Kay has a great Adventure Team site nyaj.com. 

All the photos and videos I take are just something I like to share with you guys.  I post links a bunch of the forums I frequent.  Doesn't take long to shoot photos, etc and upload them.  I been doing that for the last 5 Joecons. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 17, 2009, 01:11 AM
The Trenches has been around for quite a while and I did check it out back in the day, but it was just a forum.  While there was good info there, I don't recall there being good photo albums/checklists.  Did that change? 

The Beachhead (http://beachhead.tibranch.com/) is a good site with checklists, but no photos.  NYAJ.com is a good site and I do stop by there, it's great for vintage AT stuff.

I still use the USENET Joe group the most for 12" stuff.  Many/most of the guys on there are on the Trenches also I believe.  There are good Joe sites around for some 12" stuff but there's not the one or two sites like an RS or Jedi Temple Archives or JD (or yojoe for 3.75" Joes) where you can really make one stop to get everything you're looking for.

As I said, Joe isn't the only other hobby that comes to mind.  I wish there were sites out there for all the major lines past and present.  Something that would make it easier to break into another hobby like vintage Fisher Price Adventure People or 80s/90s Aliens, MASK, etc.  There are some sites out there, but nothing as comprehensive as the SW or Joe sites that are around.  John H. made a good attempt with ToyTraderz.com but it didn't work out for various reasons.  I'm not saying it's easy, I just with there was...more.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 17, 2009, 09:20 AM
Great Video.   Really makes me wish I could have gone.  Even if I don't buy a bunch of stuff, I really like to look/gawk at all the stuff from 1964 to today.

The unique thing about 12in Joe product is that alot of the sites transitioned more from Joe to Dragon/BBi/21st Century almost overnight.  I have to admit, my Dragon Collection dwarfed my RAH, Vintage and AT collection at one time, talk about an expensive hobby/habit. 

By the time I sold all the 12 inch stuff, it was still email groups but I still have onesixthwarriors.com and the trenches still in my favorites.

Awesome, because that means JesseDefender can't be far behind, and I can get all the Jesse James news that's fit to print!


And then we will get JeffDefender.com for all your Jeff news and gossip. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 18, 2009, 12:20 PM
For anyone who might still be looking to fill some holes in their 25th Anniversary stuff, it looks like BBTS has all of their stock (except for brand new-ish stuff) at 25% off.  Some pretty good deals in there.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 18, 2009, 12:34 PM
There are some good deals in there.  Couple of cases with army builders and 1ea of Joe characters for only about $4.50 per fig average.  Not bad.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on August 18, 2009, 11:17 PM
Well I am glad you asked Ryan....look for JoeDefender.com coming soon. (notice a themes?) Seriously.  With the exact same attitude we have here only Joe-ish.

You're not going to have your own Pit, are you?  ;)  >:D Sorry, bad joke.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 19, 2009, 11:17 AM
Was it ever brought up if/and/when a return to 25th vinty stuff would occur?  I don't remeber reading anything about it.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 19, 2009, 11:50 AM
Was it ever brought up if/and/when a return to 25th vinty stuff would occur?  I don't remeber reading anything about it.

I was wondering the same thing.  It sounds like the upcoming movie stuff is sort of meant to be "25th anniversary compatible" in a way, but hopefully they'll get back to continuing the original lineup soon.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 19, 2009, 12:43 PM
Another question that was not asked (not that I could tell) was is there more "Resolute" cartoon goodness coming?

I fear that the "25th" stuff may very well be very limited.  They showed 3 waves into 2010 and not a single hint of that stuff.  The new Recondo (or as I call him Gung-condo or Recond-Ho) looks very "Resolute-ish" but everythinng else is very ROC.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 19, 2009, 05:21 PM
By looking at the Hasbro slides from their presentation this past weekend, it doesn't look like they have plans to go back to the 25th line anytime soon.  Like Paul said, they showed a couple of waves into 2010 and they're all ROC-style figures/characters.  It seems that they're going to stick with that theme as long as it sells.

The Resolute figures that have been shown off before look like they're getting streamed in with the movie figs as just repaints of the main characters and not being pointed out as Resolute figures like the three that were released earlier in the year.  The Snake Eyes already has a slot from the reports I've read.

Basically, I wouldn't count on 25th style classic characters in classic outfits till the ROC-style line fades.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 19, 2009, 05:54 PM

 The Snake Eyes already has a slot from the reports I've read.


City Strike Snake Eyes and he is available overseas carded right now.  I saw one go for $150+ this weekend on ebay
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 19, 2009, 06:00 PM
By looking at the Hasbro slides from their presentation this past weekend, it doesn't look like they have plans to go back to the 25th line anytime soon.

I get that, but was everyone to afraid to even ask about it at Joecon?  There's no mention of it on any of the sites out there on a comeback.  I guess ROC really has sucked everyone in, but not me.  I'll pick and chose here, but no way I want all this stuff that's is out/coming out.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 19, 2009, 06:59 PM
By looking at the Hasbro slides from their presentation this past weekend, it doesn't look like they have plans to go back to the 25th line anytime soon.

I get that, but was everyone to afraid to even ask about it at Joecon?  There's no mention of it on any of the sites out there on a comeback.  I guess ROC really has sucked everyone in, but not me.  I'll pick and chose here, but no way I want all this stuff that's is out/coming out.

I see what you're saying.  I haven't read any reports, even on the forums, where the Hasbro team was asked specifically about the return to the 25th style classic characters/outfits.  Either nobody did or Hasbro was so upfront about continuing with the ROC themes that it pretty much squashed the questions.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on August 19, 2009, 10:23 PM
There's not a lot of Jesse James news fit to print though, so ultimately it'll be slow.

I may take pictures of my movements to kick the day off, every day.  Movement-of-the-day or something.  I may then review it, I'm not sure.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 20, 2009, 01:14 PM
I get that, but was everyone to afraid to even ask about it at Joecon?  There's no mention of it on any of the sites out there on a comeback.  I guess ROC really has sucked everyone in, but not me.  I'll pick and chose here, but no way I want all this stuff that's is out/coming out.

I am with you.
I have been customizing and selling my ROC figures, I only bought a dozen but quickly lost interest in them. Outside a few, I am not keeping many for my own collection. I really like Shipwreck, Helix, Snake Eyes and Destro (I replaced the head with the Pilot Destro Head and it looks great!). Overall Hasbro did a great job on them but they just do not have the appeal for me like the Classic/Resolute.

Some of the new stuff coming like Beachhead, Firefly and a few others look great that I will most likely pick up. I am 100% in for classic and Resolute characters but everything else I will really cherry pick. I am done with vehicles unless I have to buy one to get a character I want but I will trade/sell the vehicle.

It's seems sales are slowing down so I am not sure how long this line will have. With the amount of stuff coming I am not sure it all will make it out. Hope I am wrong.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 21, 2009, 01:11 AM
Hisstank has a nice photo of the City Strike Snake Eyes (http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/attachment.php?do=fullview&attachmentid=7788).

I'll definitely be picking up that figure when it hits.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 21, 2009, 09:28 AM
Alyosha got one of the "Resolute" ones from a contact in HK, maybe he can tell us if they are identical.  I know the head is the same sculpt.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on August 21, 2009, 03:30 PM
With the exception of a little paint being differently colored, yes, they are identical. 

Also, finally got done resizing and hosting all my Joe Con pics.  Cruise on over and take a look:

http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/forum/index.php?topic=557.0
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 21, 2009, 06:42 PM
Great pics Alyosha, well the non-blurry ones anyhow.   ;)  Actually saw a few figs in there that I missed on some of the other sites somehow.  Guess I was just lazily clicking around since I'm not too overly excited about most of the new stuff.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 21, 2009, 06:57 PM
Yeah, great pics, thanks for sharing.  Even though a lot of the upcoming stuff is "movie based", I'll admit some of it looks pretty cool.  I'm probably going to try to stay away for the most part to save some money, and stick with my original plan of maybe just picking up the Joes that were actually in the movie - but some of that stuff is tempting.  I would like to get the Resolute Snake Eyes though (and any others if they continue those).  On a side note, I stopped in at TRU today to check if they had the Han/Chewie Legends figures (they didn't), and found an Arctic Assault Snake Eyes.  Kind of a neat figure I thought.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 22, 2009, 01:27 AM
I'm probably going to try to stay away for the most part to save some money, and stick with my original plan of maybe just picking up the Joes that were actually in the movie - but some of that stuff is tempting.

I'm not even going that route.  The movie was kinda blah to me and I know there's going to be a ton of sequels, but I just don't want the lineup that was in the movie in 30 different outfits.  I'm just going to pick and choose from this point until they return to the vinty stuff.  Kinda nice to be able to do this since I'm trying to wain myself of EVERYTHING Hasbro Star Wars.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on August 24, 2009, 06:03 PM
Anyone know where to find the single-pack G.I.Joe Combat Heroes?  I remember the single-pack Galactic Heroes were at Big Lots stores for a while...anyone know if that's where I can find these as well?

Thanks.

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 24, 2009, 09:23 PM
I didn't know they were doing the same with the Joe figures.

The Galactic Heroes figures showed up at Big Lots but single-packed items like this have also shown up in grocery stores and pharmacies like CVS or Rite Aid.  If I find info on this in my forum browsing I'll post it but, as I said, this is the first I've heard of the Joe figures getting single pack releases.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on August 25, 2009, 09:46 AM
I hadn't heard about it until I ran across a couple on eBay.

Scarlett (http://cgi.ebay.com/G-I-JOE-THE-RISE-OF-COBRA-COMBAT-HEROES-SCARLETT-OHARA_W0QQitemZ230369588940QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item35a318f6cc&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14)

Baroness (http://cgi.ebay.com/G-I-JOE-THE-RISE-OF-COBRA-COMBAT-HEROES-BARONESS_W0QQitemZ380151219719QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5882c74607&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14)

Baroness appears to be the one from the Flint/Baroness 2-pack, and Scarlett looks like she might even be a different sculpt, or at least a repaint of the Destro/Scarlett 2-pack.  Definitely different than the ROC version.  Looking at that seller's closed auctions (HERE (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574655699&toolid=10001&campid=5335877522&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcompleted.shop.ebay.com%2Ftriplet127%2Fm.html%3F_nkw%3Dcombat%2Bheroes%26_sacat%3D0%26_trksid%3Dp3911.m270.l1313%26LH_Complete%3D1%26_odkw%3D%26_osacat%3D0)) he also had Duke, Destro, Hawk, Storm Shadow, Viper and Snake Eyes.

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on August 25, 2009, 01:39 PM
Just out of curiosity, did anyone end up picking up "the Pit" from the Rise of Cobra line?  I don't have any desire to get it personally, but I was wondering how the "BMF" treatment was treating other lines outside of Star Wars.  Honestly, I might have been more interested if it was just a "sitting" Pit playset that could cross over to 25th stuff.  The whole tiered/mobile thing just didn't look all that interesting to me.  It might be a lot of fun though (especially for kids), it will be interesting to see how it sells.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 25, 2009, 07:09 PM
I got one and I agree with you.  If it was less mobile it would be more "fun" to me, but my daughter LOVES that it packs up and "moves". 

It is a pretty fun set (Ping Pong table and paddles) but if it was more "RAH GI JOE HQ" from the old days, I could get more use out of it.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on August 25, 2009, 07:21 PM
Just a heads up to those with a Gordman's nearby - I found the newest wave with Arctic Snake Eyes, Paris Baroness, Delta Duke, Para-Viper, etc there.  Their "sale" price was $7.99, but considering it's the first I've seen of them in this area I thought I'd let everyone know.

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on August 26, 2009, 12:08 AM
Got around to picking up a TRU Exclusive Firefly today.  Great figure.

By the way, does anybody know why Army Man Duke comes with that dogtag shaped stand instead of the same stand as all of the other ROC guys?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on August 26, 2009, 12:31 AM
Not a Joe yet at that time?  ???
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 26, 2009, 11:25 AM
I hadn't heard about it until I ran across a couple on eBay.

Scarlett (http://cgi.ebay.com/G-I-JOE-THE-RISE-OF-COBRA-COMBAT-HEROES-SCARLETT-OHARA_W0QQitemZ230369588940QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item35a318f6cc&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14)

Baroness (http://cgi.ebay.com/G-I-JOE-THE-RISE-OF-COBRA-COMBAT-HEROES-BARONESS_W0QQitemZ380151219719QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5882c74607&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14)

Baroness appears to be the one from the Flint/Baroness 2-pack, and Scarlett looks like she might even be a different sculpt, or at least a repaint of the Destro/Scarlett 2-pack.  Definitely different than the ROC version.  Looking at that seller's closed auctions (HERE (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574655699&toolid=10001&campid=5335877522&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcompleted.shop.ebay.com%2Ftriplet127%2Fm.html%3F_nkw%3Dcombat%2Bheroes%26_sacat%3D0%26_trksid%3Dp3911.m270.l1313%26LH_Complete%3D1%26_odkw%3D%26_osacat%3D0)) he also had Duke, Destro, Hawk, Storm Shadow, Viper and Snake Eyes.

John

Hey John,
  There was a post on the HissTank.com forums that the single packs were found at Family Dollar for $3.00.  One poster said they are the ARAH figures repainted in ROC colors so that's why some of them may not look like movie characters, yet do...  You know what I mean.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on August 26, 2009, 02:09 PM
Hey John,
  There was a post on the HissTank.com forums that the single packs were found at Family Dollar for $3.00.  One poster said they are the ARAH figures repainted in ROC colors so that's why some of them may not look like movie characters, yet do...  You know what I mean.

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Went to a Family Dollar a few miles from work and sure enough there they were.  There was Destro, Snake Eyes, Hawk, Duke, Baroness, Scarlett, Storm Shadow and Neo-Viper.   Sticker said $3 but they rang up at $2.25.

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 26, 2009, 02:21 PM
Nice score!

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on August 27, 2009, 01:10 AM
Are these the new sculpt stuff, or no?  I'm a bit confused but FD's are a dime a dozen here.  I'll check when I'm out and about.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on August 27, 2009, 01:20 AM
Hey Jesse,
  I'm not 100% sure what you're asking.  The Combat Heroes are like the SW Galactic Heroes.  These are repaints of Combat Heroes that were released along with the 25th figures as 2-packs but have now been painted in ROC colors and released as single packs to Family Dollar.
 
  Does that answer your question or did I not understand it?

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on August 27, 2009, 02:27 AM
Ah, ok, I got confused and was thinking the conversation wasn't still on the little GH type figures.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 30, 2009, 07:01 PM
Hey future JoeDefender members... we have our second set of questions due on Sept 9th.  I will be gone starting the 4th, so if you have a burning question PM it to me or post it here.

I've got one in mind already, but wanted you guys to get a chance to ask 1 or 2.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 31, 2009, 11:07 AM
I don't really care for the Joe & Transformer QnA's as all Hasbro gives is short non-answers on those for the most part.  Nothing like the SW stuff we get from them.  Obviously they're different teams, but....

My question would be obvious though if you could throw it out there in some form for them to chew on.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on August 31, 2009, 12:54 PM
I don't really care for the Joe & Transformer QnA's as all Hasbro gives is short non-answers on those for the most part.  Nothing like the SW stuff we get from them.  Obviously they're different teams, but....


I agree, but here is my take on it, the first few rounds of SW QnA's were the same way.  The people ASKING the questions early on didn't know how to ask the questions, we also had alot of SW sites that refused to read other site's questions so we got overlap.  It is the same in the Joe world right now.   So we are getting the first few rounds of the Joe equivalent of Tonnika Sisters, Playsets and why not my favorite obscure character questions.  Not to mention alot of folks in the first few rounds of SW questions used the QnA as a vehicle to bash Hasbro.  I've seen some of the same stuff in the Joe QnA Round ups. 

However, since with Joe they don't have to have LFL permission to speak of the product, one would surmise that the answers would be easier to coax out of them.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on August 31, 2009, 10:35 PM
Finally ordered my 7 packs a few weeks back and got a chance to crack into them tonight....I'm not going to review them, but I'm saddened that most of the Joes can't hold their weapons.  The Cobra pack is all sorts of awesome though and I would have ordered more if it wasn't for Mr. Loser-Mindbender.  He sucks since he's missing most of his vinty details - besides he's the only non-army builder.  Never had Night Creeper or Range Viper as a kid (guess I got out too early back in the day) but they're awesome!  Alley Viper was the very last ARAH type fig I picked up as a kid and he was my fav - same holds true with this version, but he has his flaws which I will forgive.

I now have an extra Mindbender + shipping if anyone wants.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on September 1, 2009, 01:22 PM
You hit it on the money with figures not being able to hold their weapons, that truly is the biggest disappoint of the sets. When you see how well the ROC figures can hold weapons there is no reason they could not address that. After these sets I almost feel satisfied with all that they released. While their are about 10-12 classic figures I would love to see made I almost feel done with Joe. I am looking forward to a few of the upcoming Resolute figure like Roadbloack, Destro, the upcoming ROC Beachhead and Firefly. Outside of that I am winding down on Joe and actually thinning out a few army builders, double and all of my vehicles except the Skyhawk.

The movie killed it for me.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on September 1, 2009, 10:00 PM
I saw (but didn't get) the Wal-Mart exclusive two packs earlier today.  I'm probably going to pick up the Tunnel Rat/Monkeywrench set for the latter and the accessories, but the Gung Ho/Copperhead and Night Creeper/Shockwave sets didn't really impress me at all.  Wish they would have given Monkeywrench the ridiculously oversized pitchfork gun instead of the Eel gun, though.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 2, 2009, 12:53 PM
Caught this on AP's 16 Bit...I had no clue.

Reports from over the web indicate that the Rite Aid drug store chain is getting Diamdond's overstock collector toys. For just $19.99, fans are finding Star Wars Ecliptic Evader TIE Fighters, Crimson Empire boxed sets, and G.I. Joe Extreme Conditions box sets. Happy hunting, your mileage may vary!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on September 2, 2009, 03:02 PM
Too bad there's not one within 100 miles of where I live.  I did see those extreme condition sets at a collector show for a while back at just $20 each and passed... they weren't selling even at that price which is a bit surprising.  But hey, I didn't really want them either even at that price.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on September 2, 2009, 08:32 PM
I'll have to check my Rite Aid just to see what they have. I'd buy the Ecliptic Evader TIE for $20 but I don't know about the rest.  Maybe the Crimson Empire set, if I could get past the embarrassment of owning Skittles flavored Power Rangers.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on September 3, 2009, 12:06 AM
They morph into a turd!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on September 9, 2009, 09:23 AM
Did Hasbro produce any generic, nameless stands for the 25th Anniversary figures?  I hate that some of the vehicle drivers and later multipacks didn't come with stands.

I suppose if they didn't I could always paint over the nameplates of other figures' stands.  So if anyone has any extra stands they'd like to unload, I could use a few.  :)

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on September 9, 2009, 11:25 AM
I'm casting the movie stands for just that reason.  I like that they are solid and heavier than the older ones, and the peg spacing is also a lot better.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on September 9, 2009, 04:01 PM
AFter the initial surge...I'm ready to declare the Joe line neck and neck with Star Trek for the Indiana Jones of 2009.  Stuff has been rotting on the pegs here...doesn't look good :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 9, 2009, 04:10 PM
AFter the initial surge...I'm ready to declare the Joe line neck and neck with Star Trek for the Indiana Jones of 2009.  Stuff has been rotting on the pegs here...doesn't look good :-\

I agree.  Nothing's moving here.  I remember Hasbro said that Joe would be just as big as it was in the 80's with the big movie push, but I really can't see that happening.  Now bring back my 25th stuff already!   >:(
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on September 9, 2009, 05:30 PM
Wal-Mart and Target are now drowning in this stuff, but TRU has done great it seems because of all their sales.  The other retailers are probably going to need to follow suit... but I'd say that this line was quite bit more successful than Indy and Star Trek myself.  I think that the figures are less attractive at $8.00 a pop when you consider that Hasbro owns the license to these... right now I'm losing interest very quickly and once again am considering selling off most of my stuff.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on September 9, 2009, 06:01 PM
I don't disagree that Joe was more successful...I will say that the pegs are overflowing with the same figures as 6 weeks ago and are not moving.  Which is what I was referring to in regards to Indy
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on September 9, 2009, 06:56 PM
Yeah, I'd have to agree with that.  Most of the first wave of stuff is pretty much everywhere.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on September 9, 2009, 07:00 PM
Yeah, the Joe stuff doesn't really seem to be moving much here either - at least from what I can tell.  It is a little surprising/disappointing really, because it is a pretty good line overall and it would have been nice to see Joe have that "pull" that it did in the 80s.  It probably just lends further credence to the fact that kids/boys just don't have the interest in action figures the way our generation did.  It doesn't seem like any movie line really sells well outside of Star Wars though, at least in a consistent manner.

Honestly, although the last bits of it hit clearance here eventually, I think the Wolverine movie line probably sold the best here locally of the movie tie-ins this year (well, aside from Transformers I guess - which was also slower than the first movie I think).  The Wolverine line was much more conservative compared to others, but it did seem to sell through decently.  Star Trek seemed to do ok around the movie hype (Kirk/Spock in particular), but I don't know that any of that stuff has moved in a long while now.  Transformers I suppose is doing fine, I guess I haven't paid as close attention to that lately - although I know the deluxes get restocked pretty regularly at Target.

It looks like we could see a lot of movie stuff hitting clearance in the not-too-distant future.  Again, it is too bad, as I would have liked to see the Joe stuff become big with kids again, much like Star Wars has with ROTS and now the Clone Wars.  Lending further to the focus for kids on video games these days, we had a Joe endcap at our local Target filled with figures, vehicles, and the "Rise of Cobra" game for the various playforms.  The games are all gone from the endcap, while the figures remain.  I'm sure we'll see reports of people getting that Pit playset for $13 post-Christmas :P.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on September 9, 2009, 10:58 PM
I think they overproduced the movie figure.  If the line doesn't sell well overall it's because stores ordered too much.  Maybe they were ensuring enough to go around compared to the usual low stock of 25th anniversary single packs.  Really wish they would have saved some of that production for 25th single packs of the last few waves that never made to shelves.

I'm seeing a ton of Star Trek figures in stores.  At TRU the Trek figures bulge out in that part of the aisle compared to the very low stock of Star Wars figures.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 10, 2009, 11:34 AM
Viper & BAT army builder sets (http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/25th-anniversary-3/gi-joe-modern-era-cobra-viper-squad-and-cobra-bat-squad-8980/) 

I'm down for a few of each if they ever pop up.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on September 10, 2009, 12:30 PM
Did Hasbro produce any generic, nameless stands for the 25th Anniversary figures?  I hate that some of the vehicle drivers and later multipacks didn't come with stands.

I don't think Hasbro made any generic stands like they did for the Star Wars line.  I did a quick search on HTS.com and didn't see any.

The Joe figures have been selling more slowly the last two weeks, but they do move.  My Target store had a glut after that first initial rush when they had 4 end caps.  Now they have 2 end caps, one with figures and vehicles and the other with some 12" and toys for the younger kids.  

I see gaps appear and then get filled, some with stock that I think they're pulling from the back that was stashed when they reduced the end caps but some is from new stock because there have been more Snake Eyes with grey wolf showing up.  I haven't seen any more Helix or Pit Commandos in a while though.

The Target exclusive fig/vehicle (the $10 range, I think) line has sold pretty well and been restocked.  The ATAV and Ferret set of vehicels also sells but the pricier vehicles don't move nearly as quickly.  And I'm not even sure if my Target has even sold one of the R.H.I.N.O. sets (but I'll be happy to buy one for $15 - $20 on clearance).

WM didn't stock figures till after the movie was out but they have moved some figures.  Probably mostly to the mouth breathers that won't make the 5 minute drive up the hill to Target.  I don't foresee my store getting any of the Joe exclusives, however.

Over all I think the line probably did well, but probably not by Hasbro's standards of "well."  I think it's certainly more fun for some of the kids than the Indy, Star Trek and Terminator lines were.

I think Brian is probably right on the $13 PIT sets after Christmas, but keep in mind that in less than 30 days we'll really start to see the beginnings of the Christmas shopping season.  That will be the determining factor on GI Joe as a toy line since it's debut was during the slow summer months and the beginnings of the back to school shopping.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on September 11, 2009, 01:54 AM
Someone has a very large toy collection.  

http://www.collect-all.net/vos-collections-et-arrivages-f8/quelques-photos-t8052.htm

http://actionmanhq.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=1646&page=4&pp=10
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on September 11, 2009, 03:21 AM
He wins.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on September 11, 2009, 04:13 AM
I hated that kid growing up.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on September 11, 2009, 09:06 AM
That Collection is actually about 25 miles from my house.  The local Joe Club went there for one of the meetings.

And the kicker...AireDevon is ...... a woman.  So that's right boys, we've been outdone by a girl.

I missed that trip, but Alyosha has been several times. 

The Vintage Joe (12 inch) and Vintage Star Wars are not represented enough in those photos.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 11, 2009, 10:39 AM
Good lord.  I think I saw a person on a computer in one of those photos. 

Insane....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on September 11, 2009, 11:33 AM
Wow, I am almost sickened by that.  It's just out of control.  Damn cool though.

What I thought was the most inspiring though was that Sail Barge.  Thanks for sharing.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on September 11, 2009, 12:52 PM
Wow, the collection is crazy - and quite impressive.  Not only could I never afford to get all of that, there is no way the wife would let that much stuff in the house either :).  Really cool to see though, thanks for posting that.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: GrandMoffNick on September 11, 2009, 01:10 PM
That is crazy. This may be a totally unfair stereotype, but I'm guessing he has a nice paying job and has chosen that his future will not include marriage.

edit-didn't read very well clearly through the rest of the thread. I wish my wife was just indifferent about my toys let alone that obsessed.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 11, 2009, 01:14 PM
That is crazy. This may be a totally unfair stereotype, but I'm guessing he has a nice paying job and has chosen that his future will not include marriage.

And the kicker...AireDevon is ...... a woman.  So that's right boys, we've been outdone by a girl.

That's one hardcore chick.   ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on September 11, 2009, 06:55 PM
Slightly off topic, but I shipped a "pile of loot" I had sitting at BBTS for awhile with some 25th Joes I had picked up during their sale, and it makes me miss that "version" of the line with all the movie stuff dominating right now.  I finally go the Resolute Duke and Cobra Commander, and I do hope we see more figures from that theme in the future (there are a few being mixed in with the future movie stuff, right?  I want Snake Eyes in particular).  Also got the 2nd version of Firefly, which I never saw previously, and that's pretty cool as well.  Rounded things out with Airborne and some cheapo other versions of Flint/Duke (Cobra/Tiger Force).  Anyways, it just reminded me again how much I enjoy the 25th stuff, and hope it makes a return sooner than later.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 12, 2009, 05:55 PM
Got a bunch of vinty Joes from a good bud here in MN.  Had a wonderful time getting reaquainted with these things.  These were TOYS back in the day.  Kind of a joke as to the spoils of the 25th stuff - even if they can't hold their weapons, but I still love the originals.

Question - can you use sharpies on vinty figs?  Does it hold?  Have a few with scraped paint and would like to fix them the best I can.

Thanks Steve   ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on September 13, 2009, 09:29 PM
Thanks Steve   ;)

You're welcome, Mike! Enjoy playing with them. Got two boxes full of vehicles this weekend, too.  ;D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on September 15, 2009, 01:52 PM
WOW! I would give that guy a thousand bucks for that Sail Barge! That is awesome!!

Very impressive collection. I would not want the majority of it but I sure can appreciate the details and dioramas. I thought I had a lot, that's insane how she has triples of vintage boxed vehicles. She must be loaded.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 16, 2009, 11:11 AM
Stopped by an out of the way WM last night and they had an entire endcap devoted to w1 & w2 ROC figs.  200 figs easy.  Aisle also had about 10-12 pegs over flowing with the same first two waves.  I've not seen this much product anywhere else, but I think those waves had their chance and I can't see them going anywhere.  Not sure how or when the Piece of Crap POC stuff will have a chance to hit retail.   :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 17, 2009, 01:45 AM
Saw the $24.99 Attack on the Pit thing tonight at TRU.  Mole Pod & 5 figs - looked nice, but I don't care for the vehicle or the figs.  PASS  Back of the packaging only showed 2 Vipers and 2 Joes, but there's an extra Joe with a hat in there.  SRO sets are really starting to pile up.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on September 17, 2009, 05:14 PM
Are you talking about the SRO sets with the green Sgt. Stone and the "Speed Metal" guy in the accelerator suit?  I want one of those...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 17, 2009, 05:31 PM
Are you talking about the SRO sets with the green Sgt. Stone and the "Speed Metal" guy in the accelerator suit?  I want one of those...

I guess so - haven't really pay too much attention to them, but they're the new Joe/Cobra ROC versions so should be.  Want me to snag you one?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on September 17, 2009, 06:34 PM
As of right.................................  NOW I am done with Joe until something 25th/RAH-ish pop's up.  Yup I said it.  Sell your Hasbro Stock before Market opens tomorrow.  The movie line is dead to me and if I snag something it will be to get a 25th or Resolute style figure in the ROC colors (or lack of color as it is).

Too much stuff I don't like and too much to store. I am done. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on September 17, 2009, 09:31 PM
Are you talking about the SRO sets with the green Sgt. Stone and the "Speed Metal" guy in the accelerator suit?  I want one of those...

I guess so - haven't really pay too much attention to them, but they're the new Joe/Cobra ROC versions so should be.  Want me to snag you one?
 

I'll be hitting a few TRUs this weekend, but if I strike out, I'd really appreciate it. I will let you know.  Thanks for the heads up, and the offer.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on September 17, 2009, 09:40 PM
Are you talking about the SRO sets with the green Sgt. Stone and the "Speed Metal" guy in the accelerator suit?  I want one of those...

I guess so - haven't really pay too much attention to them, but they're the new Joe/Cobra ROC versions so should be.  Want me to snag you one?

I think those are two different things.  The Sgt. Stone set is a 3-pk with two other Joes, and there's a matching Cobra set with Destro and a couple Vipers.  It's a similar fashion to the sets they had last year that had Cutter included in a set with some divers.  I've seen these and they are $14.99 each.

The 5-pk comes with the following:

- Duke (new/kit bash)
- Ripcord (new/kitbash)
- Joe Trooper (Zartan repaint w/ hat)
- Neyo Viper x 2 (one is a commander or something)
- Mole Pod

And it's $24.99 - heck of a price really, though I passed on it too.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 17, 2009, 10:12 PM
Pretty sure we're talking about the same newer ROC TRU SRO sets - minus my poor grammer.  $14.99 seems right.

3 ROC joes - speed metal or whatever and blah blah
3 ROC cobras - Destro and blah blah

5pack - a different beast, but a big box of suck.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on September 18, 2009, 07:31 PM

NEWEST HASBRO QnA.






> 1.  With all of the retail options these days, what is the best place to
> spend my Joe budget to ensure the continued success of the line?  Is it
> Brick and Mortar?  On-line shops?  Hasbrotoyshop.com?  Where do you get
> the
> best feedback to determine if the line is a success.


Hasbro can see sales results from all our retail channels.  Thus, it does
not matter where an item is purchased since we are able to see it - thanks
very much for continuing to support the brand!

>
> 2.  The previews of the coming items from SDCC and the Joe Convention have
> many of our readers eagerly awaiting the next several months.  With the
> "Pursuit of Cobra" theme, will there be changes in the look to cobra
> troopers or will the current Vipers with the skull/zombie helmet be the
> starting point for all incarnations of Cobra Troopers?


The current Vipers are the starting point for future Vipers based on the
movie line.

>
> 3.  I did not see where anyone asked this at the convention, so if it is a
> repeat I apologize for the redundancy, are there any plans for more GI Joe
> Resolute animation or was that one time opportunity?  Are there plans to
> release it to DVD/Blu-Ray or even iTunes?  My sob story here is that I
> recently moved and the show was saved on my DVR and I had to return it to
> the cable company.


The Resolute DVD release is planned for this fall.  We are working on what
the next generation of G.I. Joe entertainment will be, but we are not
ready to share at this time.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on September 20, 2009, 12:36 AM
Whatever new cartoon they are working on it will be kid based and somewhat more movie related. They are not going to spend money on us old farts developing a new cartoon for their new channel. They need to gear it towards kids so it will be related to the movie as that's what this generation knows.

Hopefully they will do another Resolute web mini series for us.......
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 20, 2009, 06:46 PM
Whatever new cartoon they are working on it will be kid based and somewhat more movie related. They are not going to spend money on us old farts developing a new cartoon for their new channel. They need to gear it towards kids so it will be related to the movie as that's what this generation knows.

Good point, but IMO - retail has sold through whatever ROC product they have and this seems like a deadend for ROC type stuff and I'm sure the new animated show will be what drives toy sales..  Resolute would be great, but maybe it will be a happy medium.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on September 20, 2009, 11:29 PM
Snagged a Paris Pursuit Baroness...outstanding figure.  I saw those new SRO three packs and passed.  Grunt looked sort of cool, but the other two were lame.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on September 21, 2009, 01:17 PM
I just sold about my entire collection of 25th anniversary figures to a local collector.  Looking at them, the quality sucks compared to the ROC stuff.  Most can't even hold a gun in their hands. 

Glad to be rid of them really, and I have a feeling the ROC stuff will go next as the guy I sold these too wanted them as well. 

It's going to take a lot for me to resist parting with those too.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 22, 2009, 06:59 PM
Outside of the "can't hold my own weapon" on some figs, I'm still happy with the 25th stuff even though it lead me to collect vintage - which I didn't intend on doing, but hey...good times.  I wouldn't bat an eye to let go of what little ROC stuff I have.

Any product moving out there?  WM's and Targets are packed to the gills with ROC stuff in my neck of the woods.  Just PACKED.  TRU sold through a ton of stuff as their pegs are pretty bare, but it doesn't seem like this line has the legs that Hasbro claimed it would have unless I'm missing something here.  

How long did the Indy line last before it got axed?

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on September 22, 2009, 11:38 PM
Nothing is moving here, at all. Which is disappointing, as I have yet to see the Arctic Snake Eyes wave. I don't know why the retailers order so much. They have to have figured out the audience for GI Joe by now.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on September 23, 2009, 02:35 AM
It looks like the GI Joe figures at Target are moving but they're only moving one or two at a time at this point and Target seems to have some in back that they pop out there as needed.  It's not moving anywhere close to what it was like when the film was first hitting.

Not sure if the DVD will give it a bump around Christmas, but if not, that could be a problem for the line.  Getting anything beyond the first wave or two that shipped with the film opening could also be an issue locally.

Now, I was at a TRU a little over a week ago and saw a guy buying probably 15 - 20 Joe figures all in one shot.  People are buying them, I think there's just a glut of those first waves.  Not surprising since Hasbro did that last year with Star Wars and Indy both.

It's unfortunate there's so much of the first waves out there that it's stagnating because they really are some nice toys.  

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on September 23, 2009, 04:05 AM
I think movies are big for one push of a toy line, but I'm convinced after CW3D that a routine TV show is the key to longevity for most boy's toys...  Look at Power Rangers.  Star Wars and GI Joe have the benefit of both having healthy collector-interest.  It's a matter of can they support the line in the lean times.  I think the answer is yes, if the line's lean along with it.

A Resolute Toon I think would really do the line wonders if it were a routine thing like Clone Wars is...  That's my opinion anyway.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on September 23, 2009, 10:53 AM
Yeah, I think you are right on there Jesse.  Having an ongoing cartoon certainly is the way to go these days it seems, and I think that would help Joe a lot.  I'm with you in that I'd love to see a regular Resolute toon, although I'm sort of guessing the next "ongoing" Joe cartoon we see would be a little bit lighter fare than that (perhaps in line with Clone Wars or something).  I know there are talks now that Hasbro has that new TV channel coming up that there could be something in the pipeline, so we'll see.  I really think Star Wars is a unique beast where the toyline can survive on movies that are 30+ years old (and got a big boost with the prequels - ROTS in particular).  Other properties can't seem to maintain that unless there is ongoing animation (or comics) to help support it.  I'm wondering if we'll see the ROC stuff (as well as Star Trek) on clearance post-holidays.  Heck, the Star Trek stuff is already on clearance at our local Target.

As far as the movie figures go, they sure seem to just be sitting here as well.  I have to admit, I don't really look at them very closely anymore, but the pegs still seem to be jammed full - particularly at WM and Target.  TRU here is also a little better, and I've actually seen some of the newer stuff there (Arctic Snake Eyes, Paris Pursuit Baroness, etc.) - but I suspect the fact that they've had a few of the "2 for $10" sales has helped that a lot.  Opinions of the movie aside, it really is too bad that the line isn't doing better - it really is a pretty nice and well done line overall.

Getting back to the 25th line talk, although I can see the frustrations with holding weapons and all that, I don't know that I could ever get rid of my collection of those figures.  Much like Star Wars, I have probably 2-3 times as many Joes now than I did as a kid (which is probably a little sad), but that 25th line really had the nostalgia factor working for it with me.  The packaging, the style of the figures all just brought me back to that toyline, comic and cartoon.  I hope we see more in the future, but if we don't, it was a pretty nice run overall and I'm glad I have the ones that I do.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: starwarsgeek on September 23, 2009, 09:20 PM
Quick question... how did a Star Wars website get added to the Hasbro GI Joe Q&A in the first place?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jeff on September 23, 2009, 10:43 PM
Paul and Jesse like GI Joe. They asked Hasbro if they could submit questions.  Since the Joe Q&A isn't as crowded as the SW Q&A (and it's basically free marketing), Hasbro said OK.

The End.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on September 23, 2009, 11:17 PM
I loved the 25th line.  I have a handful of the ROC guys, and might pick up one or two others, but I'm really not that interested in the movie style.

I am interested, however, in having Hasbro sneak out what are essentially 25th Anniversary style updates on figures like Monkeywrench, who are being released in the movie line.  

If the 25th stuff is really dead, I'm a little bummed we didn't get a wider release of Alpine, plus updates of Sci Fi, Airtight, Lowlight, and a few others, but other than that, I'm happy with what did come out.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on September 24, 2009, 12:10 AM
What Jeff said, concerning the G.I. Joe Q&A... 

I keep up with it as best I can mostly for my brother and nostalgia.  When Paul took over the site though he brought up the notion of us joining the Q&A, and the good times began rolling.  I am really just the go-between and I enjoy the line from afar, and stuff.  It's good though because we've got a fairly healthy group of G.I. Joe collectors here, who are interested in chatting up the line.  Good stuff!

I don't know if the 25th line is dead or not.  Look at SW...  The movies got us by with better support, but the line relied on collectors in those leaner times between.  I imagine 25th figures may come back in some fashion then.  I would hope actually.

I think if you see the Resolute thing become more of a sustained series...  well that could really balloon into a lot more stuff, even perhaps new characters/figures.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: starwarsgeek on September 24, 2009, 12:34 AM
I wasn't complaining, and didn't mean it in a bad or angry way... it's just kind of odd, that's all, seeing as it's a Star Wars site... but that's cool!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on September 24, 2009, 02:29 AM
I think Jeff's right that any publicity is good publicity, so they're happy to have us on.  It's a lot more sporadic though, compared to the SW Q&A.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 24, 2009, 09:29 AM
I'm still waiting for JoeDefender.com   ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on September 24, 2009, 07:26 PM
I'm still waiting for JoeDefender.com   ;)

What he said.

Low Light is one of the characters that Hasbro didn't do that I really wanted in the 25th line.  I want that classic outfit, not a movie style version of him so I hope, at this point, they either hold him for another 25th push or they just skip him. 

With the quotes that have been posted from Byung-hun Lee, it sounds like they're ready to start rolling on another Joe film and if that's the case, I think we'll see the movie line, then the chase of Cobra (or whatever the 2010 line is going to be called), and then another movie line.  No room for a 25th resurgance in there.  Maybe for the 30th? 

Unfortuantely, it doesn't sound like Resolute is going to be an ongoing cartoon so other than the few figures still in the pipeline based on that animation, we're probably going to get more of what we have now with probably more characters brought into the updated style. 

The only figures I've picked up recently are a couple more Pit Commandos.  I'd like to get at least one more, maybe 2.  Other than that I don't think I'll be picking up anything else unless Target offers some deep clearnace prices.  I'd still like to pick up a RHINO.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 24, 2009, 08:52 PM
Low Light is one of the characters that Hasbro didn't do that I really wanted in the 25th line.  I want that classic outfit, not a movie style version of him so I hope, at this point, they either hold him for another 25th push or they just skip him.
 

There's still tons of figs left to do (and redo) - I just picked up the vinty Low Light the other week thanks to a local.  So many memories coming back with these things.  Scared to actually put their weapons in their hands because I'm afraid of breaking off their thumbs.  Good stuff though!

With the quotes that have been posted from Byung-hun Lee, it sounds like they're ready to start rolling on another Joe film and if that's the case, I think we'll see the movie line, then the chase of Cobra (or whatever the 2010 line is going to be called), and then another movie line.  No room for a 25th resurgance in there.  Maybe for the 30th?

Hasbro managed to work in Universe/Classics in between the Transformer flicks as well as the animated line so I'm sure we'll get a few more bones here and there before the next Joe movie.  How much?  Probably not much, but there's always hope.  I'm not so hot on Resolute as others are, but I'll take what I can get.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on September 25, 2009, 11:29 AM
Yeah, some of the figures mentioned (Airtight, Low Light) are ones I was hoping for as well.  Like you just said, if they could even slip in a couple waves between "movie lines" like they did with Transformers, that would be ok too.  It may just be the selection of figures out there right now, but if the current state of ROC Joes at retail is any indication, the "We Be Chasing Cobra" or whatever it is called line might not be doing all that great in 2010.  I think collectors probably pick up a little of this stuff, but even judging by our little community here, it is probably only half of us that have bought any - and just a few each at that.  If the kids don't (or didn't) buy into the Joe stuff, I don't see this movie-ish line having much for legs.  Kids just don't care about toys in the numbers that we did as kids, it seems.  A line like this would have been a bigger hit with our generation, at least at that time, I would guess.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on September 25, 2009, 12:54 PM
I think part of the problem with the movie line is that there's too much of it.  How many new lines did Hasbro put out for the Joe film besides just the 3.75" figures?  I think Hasbro banked on the movie being a bigger hit than it was.  It did some box office and I liked it better than I thought I would, but it wasn't that great.  It didn't make me want to run out and buy all the characters as toys.  I didn't like Transformers 2 as much as I liked the first one either, and that toy line seems to have some sales problems as well.

The downturn in the economy also didn't help either film.

Plus you have to mention the glut of toys.  All the stores bought heavy on those first waves and now they're stuck.  Did it last year with Indiana Jones.  Did it last year with the TLC figure launch.  Did it again this year with Joe and Transformers (but to a lesser extent on TF). 

Locally TRU seems to have done better on Joe sales than Target while my Walmart (which isn't a Supercenter) didn't stock Joe till after the film was out and only really has the basic figures.  My question is, whose fault is it for this glut?  Hasbro's for pushing it out and hyping the movie?  In other words, good salesmen?  Or is it the store's fault for jumping the gun on ordering way too much of the early stuff? 

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on September 25, 2009, 03:03 PM
I blame Hasbro - their own market research should show what is going to oversaturate the market.  They deal with all the retailers on this and need to do a better job of managing what they produce.  Hasbro needs to get a better understanding of supply and demand.  That's why I rarely blame this stuff on the retailers themselves.  This is Hasbro's baby, and they're supposed to be the experts on it.  Not a retailer that carries 100,000 other products in their store.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on September 25, 2009, 04:50 PM
I liked the movie a lot, it did okay numbers at the box office (nowhere near the studio's hopes, I'm sure, but it didnt' bomb), and the figures are, for the most part, top notch and come with craploads of accessories, so it's not a quality issue.

If I had to guess, I'd say the $8 price point has been the choker.  The stuff flew off the pegs at $5 when the 25th line first launched, and TRU had no problem moving ROC product at its 2 for $10 and even 2 for $11 sales.

I think $7 is a pretty high ceiling for 3 3/4" figures to sell with any kind of volume, but it is a ceiling.  Eight bucks a pop is too much to collect, and probably too much for most parents to splurge for their kids.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on September 25, 2009, 06:20 PM
Yeah, I think price has a lot to do with it as well.  All the 3 3/4" lines out there (Marvel Universe, Joes, Star Wars, etc.) are either approaching $8 each or are over that (Marvel Universe has been $8.44 at WM here since the beginning).  I used to think that the slight increases didn't matter a whole lot to the collector base.  Sure, we complain about it, but the majority of us still buy them (but maybe less).  I think that breaking point is starting to become more prevalent now as the prices keep going up.  Although a single case of Legacy figures can disappear pretty quickly with one collector, I do notice some other things sit a bit more now - where they would use to be "blink and miss them".  A good example is in the CW line, where I would think a figure like Cad Bane would be a tough find - and although he is a bit rarer than others I imagine, I have seen them sit for awhile too.  A few years back, that wouldn't have happened.  Heck, with most lines, back in the days of $5-6 for 3 3/4" figures, or even $6-7 for the 6" scaled lines, a new wave would disappear nearly the same day it hit pegs (unless there was a ton of it).  These days, it seems to trickle away, and reshipments often times start to sit even (depending on the line).  The price ceiling is definitely starting to be met for a number of people I think.  The overproduction/shipping of initial waves of lines (movie lines in particular) is a big factor too.  It killed Indy, and may do the same to movie Joes.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: GrandMoffNick on September 25, 2009, 06:32 PM
I blame Hasbro - their own market research should show what is going to oversaturate the market.  They deal with all the retailers on this and need to do a better job of managing what they produce.  Hasbro needs to get a better understanding of supply and demand.  That's why I rarely blame this stuff on the retailers themselves.  This is Hasbro's baby, and they're supposed to be the experts on it.  Not a retailer that carries 100,000 other products in their store.

I agree. I think it's humerous (in a it's easier to laugh than cry sort of way) that movie after movie gets these crazy amounts of space and quantity and the same thing happens over and over. You can't have hundreds of figs on the pegs at all times and honestly expect them to sell. You have to have small enough quantities to let stuff sell and then new stuff come in it's place. Price obviously doesn't help, but Hasbro couldn't have really thought all those hundreds of figures at every store were really going to sell.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on September 25, 2009, 08:36 PM
You have to blame the retailers too and not just Hasbro.  Retailers order what they want and Hasbro just fills those orders.  Target didn't have to order tons of Rise of Cobra wave 1 and 2 and Star Trek and Indy. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on September 26, 2009, 12:29 AM
If I had to guess, I'd say the $8 price point has been the choker.  The stuff flew off the pegs at $5 when the 25th line first launched, and TRU had no problem moving ROC product at its 2 for $10 and even 2 for $11 sales.

I think $7 is a pretty high ceiling for 3 3/4" figures to sell with any kind of volume, but it is a ceiling.  Eight bucks a pop is too much to collect, and probably too much for most parents to splurge for their kids.

I wholeheartedly agree...  I think they're not taking into account that people just don't have the discretionary income they had before, but the price jumps have kept coming like we do.  Be it less product or whatnot, I think lines may see a scale-back to some degree.

Playmates insists the ST line actually did well...  I find that curious.  I'm equally curious what Hasbro's opinion of the JoeROC line has been thus far.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on September 26, 2009, 01:57 AM
Hasbro's GI Joe a big sissy (http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/hasbro_gi_joe_big_sissy_ByC6NlbieXrPZjUnxczTTM)

Ouch.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on September 26, 2009, 02:17 AM
Sounds bad...  The movie didn't seem to catch on...  I think that plays a big part in a line's success.  Ultimately GI Joe:ROC as a movie didn't have that "capture them for a long time" ability...  Not like Star Wars I guess.  Indy faced the same thing.  I think a collector-oriented line can still be maintained though, for GI Joe.  Indy I guess doesn't have that going for it quite as much.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darby on September 26, 2009, 11:26 AM
You can see how shallow interest is in the toy aisles.  Everyone is backed up with these.  Shame, because the toys are nice and it probably means a thin future for Joes.  The movie sucked though. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 26, 2009, 11:34 AM
The movie sucked though. 

Cobra Commander was the biggest culprit in killing it.  Just awful.

Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow did the most to try to save it, by far.  I actually find myself able to buy the version of these figures without remembering how bad the movie was every time I look at them.

It's really an interesting phenomenon.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darby on September 26, 2009, 12:52 PM
I'm in the same boat.  I have no problem buying some of the figures - in general, they are very well done and the designs work.  CC is a great example of where it doesn't. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on September 26, 2009, 02:24 PM
The biggest tragedy in this is that GI Joe's future on the Aisles is/was based on the Movie and Movie Line success.

Shocking though that the Movie and Toys didn't catch on with the Target Audience of boys age 5-10 with the PG-13 Rating and all.. ::)

The demise of the line (if it is dead) in my area is because Every Wal Mart did not put figures out until 2 weeks after the movie opened and when it did, they were all the Wave 1 stuff that TRU had already featured in 2 different sales.

It does have me long for the days when Joe didn't have a movie.  I think the Resolute thing could have really pumped interest into the line.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on September 26, 2009, 02:46 PM
That's what I keep thinking...  Resolute was really good.  I was instantly hooked into that, and would watch a regular toon of it, if done like CW3D in seasons and such...

I'm there.

I'd think a lot of others would be too.  That was quality stuff.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on September 26, 2009, 03:00 PM
I think there is blame both ways on this one...I would think the stores would be absolutely SICK of getting burned by way over buying movie toys and then having to clearance them out continually.  This goes way back to the first Hulk movie in recent times in which figures absolutely rotted on the pegs.  There have been a few succesful movie lines outside of SW...the launch of LOTR, the first Transformers, Spider-Man and a little bit Batman.  Indy, Star Trek, the Wolverine Movie, the recent Terminator etc etc etc etc etc.  I think they have to start coming to the realization that a movie does not automatically translate to toy sales.

Why toy companies think they have a line that will sell as much product as they produced is also mind blowing.  They have to have research saying they are either going to sell X amount or Y amount and you set your production a little above both so you can cover demand.  The economy, cost of raw materials, the lead paint fiasco etc has all been atrocious as far as retail goes and that has been well documented and rehashed, it is the market research that is a head scratcher.  This Joe thing though I think is a little more complex in that the Movie and Toy Company are one in the same and they maybe were looking at things through rose colored glasses...that is the only thing I can think of.  I agree though that they ****** up majorly with the creative licenses they took (CC especially) which immediately soured long time fans and created this negative aura around the whole deal.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darby on September 26, 2009, 03:54 PM
I agree.  Also, we are seeing mega toy lines based on films that last two months in the theater.  There's nothing sustained for the toy line to draw from, which may be why Hasbro front loads so many of these lines (Joes, Transformers, Wolverine, Indy) only to have them putter out.  Most lines don't make it to the DVD release any more. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on September 26, 2009, 04:39 PM
My TRU finally restocked with a bunch of old crap, but they put out the new wave with Charbroil, Night Adder, Kamakura, etc...Actually paused and checked them out for a few minutes, but decided to pass.  May pick up Charbroil at a later time as he looks pretty nifty though.  Looks like he has CC's chrome dome under his own helmet unless I'm mistaken.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on September 28, 2009, 01:26 PM
The only things I plan on buying are City Strike SE (If I can find him) and the Resolute RB with the Outpost defender. I only want classic and Resolute stuff. If the Pursuit of Cobra line does see the light of day a few classic updates like FF and Beach head look interesting, I may bite. I am actually dumping 40% of my Joes now. ROC utterly killed my interest in the line. It's a shame, many feel the same way. That was an interesting article in the NY Post about how this line is under performing. I cannot say that I am surprised. I am a pretty big Joe fan and I can honestly say that I have not seen the movie and not that pumped to see it.

Hasbro went overboard, that PIT is going to be $50 before you know it. It would make a good Utapau dio if properly modified.....

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on September 28, 2009, 01:28 PM
I think there is blame both ways on this one...I would think the stores would be absolutely SICK of getting burned by way over buying movie toys and then having to clearance them out continually.  This goes way back to the first Hulk movie in recent times in which figures absolutely rotted on the pegs.  There have been a few succesful movie lines outside of SW...the launch of LOTR, the first Transformers, Spider-Man and a little bit Batman.  Indy, Star Trek, the Wolverine Movie, the recent Terminator etc etc etc etc etc.  I think they have to start coming to the realization that a movie does not automatically translate to toy sales.

That's what I keep wondering as well.  It seems like the vast majority of these movie tie-in lines tank pretty considerably at retail, or at least sit for a long time.  There have been a few successes that Scott mentioned already.  It seemed like Lord of the Rings did pretty well for much of its run, particularly during the 3-5 year period of the movies an a year or two afterward.  Spider-Man 1/2 lines seemed to do ok, and the first Transformers as well (although this year it doesn't seem quite as popular, despite the box office numbers).  It also seemed like, at least at the time, that the Iron Man line did pretty well - although it was a more conservative approach.  I just don't think many - if any - franchises outside of Star Wars can support the whole "half aisle of crap" approach that we've seen for many movies over the past 5-10 years.  We've seen this kind of launch for Indy, TF, Joes, Superman Returns, Batman, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Spidey, and others with little to no success.  It has been said already, it is too bad the Joe line appears to be going the same route.  The toys are seem pretty well done (I only have a few myself), no matter what your opinions of the movie are, and it was nice to see Joes getting some spotlight in the toy aisle again.  With this article discussing the "failure" of the Joes at retail, I wonder what that holds for the future of the line.  It seems like Hasbro has big plans for "movie style" stuff for 2010 and maybe beyond.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on September 28, 2009, 01:32 PM
 It seems like Hasbro has big plans for "movie style" stuff for 2010 and maybe beyond.

I think that's part of the problem. Since they killed Classic the line has come to ahalt it seems. It worked well when it was a 2ft statement producing just enough for good sell through. This 4-6ft is clearly not working and the content is not desirable.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: jedipurge on September 28, 2009, 07:02 PM
while I haven't bought too many figures, I DO really like them.  Nothing that brings back the old nostalgia like the 25th stuff did, but I like them cuz I can blend them in with my SW stuff  :D.
Got lucky and found the Baroness Paris Pursuit version along w/Duke Gauntlets, think that's Wave 4, first time I'd seen them.  Didn't realize tho that Baroness' shades are molded to her face, that the same case with the first version?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on September 30, 2009, 01:57 AM
Got in wv5 figures yesterday from the club (who had a steal of a deal on them) and was pleasantly suprised by one thing...the Desert Viper does not suck and even comes with a brand new set of goggles. 

Ripcord is actually a nice figure, and SS is so-so....Res SE is great, and the added gear is very nice.  Duke is pretty boring, but the DV was a nice suprise.  While I will be putting away the firemans halberd, SE sword and other frivolous bits of gear he comes with, the new colors and combo of parts works just fine.  All I think he needs is the visor painted and he'll be welcome on the display shelf. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on September 30, 2009, 03:25 AM
Finally found the WM exclusive 2-packs tonight. I picked up Monkeywrench and Tunnel Rat, since these are $14 and it was the only one I could afford. I put the goggles from the TRU Firefly on MW, and the figure looks more complete with them on. It's shame Hasbro gave him a bandolier that doesn't really fit instead of a set of glasses.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on October 1, 2009, 07:46 PM
The GI Joe club is offering some great deals on older convention sets.  You can get any combo of 3 12" sets from 1999 - 2005 for $285 +shipping.  They have the 2004 and 2005 3.75" sets for $130 each.  That's the Dreadnok Rampage and General Mayhem sets.

They should be adding things throughout the month.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on October 1, 2009, 10:33 PM
The GI Joe club is offering some great deals on older convention sets.  You can get any combo of 3 12" sets from 1999 - 2005 for $285 +shipping.  They have the 2004 and 2005 3.75" sets for $130 each.  That's the Dreadnok Rampage and General Mayhem sets.

They should be adding things throughout the month.

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I have no clue as to what you're talking about and I plan to keep it that way. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on October 2, 2009, 12:10 PM
Noticed this morning at Target that the Combat Heros are down to $4.99.  Pretty sure that's where the Galactic Heroes started off at.  They also had some Joe roleplay stuff on clearance...already - before Halloween.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on October 2, 2009, 12:11 PM
My Wal-Marts just jumped the Pit playset from $99 to $129.

Um...good thinking.  They weren't moving before, but charge thirty bucks more, and they're sure to fly off the shelves.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on October 2, 2009, 04:06 PM
That goes along with a report that the Clone Wars 2-packs at Walmart went from $12 something to $16.74. 

Any of that clearanced role play Joe stuff at Target include Breaker's digital headset/camera/walkie talkie?  I think that thing looks like fun.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on October 2, 2009, 04:11 PM
I didn't really pay attention, but I'll check again on my next visit.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on October 2, 2009, 04:59 PM
I'm stopping in Target on the way home tonight, I'll take a look to see if they have anything on clearance.

Anyone buy one of those headsets?  I was just wondering how the pictures look, if the walkie talkie works.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 6, 2009, 06:22 PM
My Wal-Marts just jumped the Pit playset from $99 to $129.

Um...good thinking.  They weren't moving before, but charge thirty bucks more, and they're sure to fly off the shelves.

I was thinking about getting one, but now I'm sure I need multiples.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on October 7, 2009, 09:53 AM
Numerous DVD and Entertainment sites are reporting that Resolute will be on DVD in November.

There was some mention about the Rise of Cobra DVD too, but I did not pay attention.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on October 7, 2009, 10:41 AM
I think the mention of Rise of Cobra was because there is a possibility of releasing them at the same time.  I saw the same headline about Resolute but didn't read the actual article.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on October 9, 2009, 12:07 PM
Joes are $5.99 at Targets out here now in MN and it's not just a TPC either.  Not sure if it was Hasbro's idea or Targets, but it's certianly a step in the right direction if they want to keep this line afloat.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on October 9, 2009, 12:55 PM
No change on price here, at least not as of last night at about 6:00.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on October 9, 2009, 01:33 PM
I picked up a Doctor Rex Lewis the other night; I think that about does it for the movie figures I'm interested in (although I will admit to being sorely tempted to pick up a few of the new black and red Para-Vipers...those things look niiiiiiice).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Neal on October 9, 2009, 04:31 PM
Joes are $5.99 at Targets out here now in MN and it's not just a TPC either.  Not sure if it was Hasbro's idea or Targets, but it's certianly a step in the right direction if they want to keep this line afloat.

Same here for the two Targets that I was at today.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on October 17, 2009, 01:06 AM
I'm finally seeing the Charbroil wave show up at Gordman's stores.  They've been the first to get this wave and the Doctor wave in my area.

Also saw the new 12" figures at a Wal Mart the other day.  Honestly I had no idea these were coming out.  I know they're cheapo figures, but I actually kind of like them.  I did a review if anyone's interested.

http://www.figureportal.com/2009/10/16/review-hasbro-g-i-joe-12-series-2

(http://www.figureportal.com/img/reviewpics/110.jpg)

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on October 17, 2009, 03:18 AM
I'll have to check out that review later, John.  Thanks for posting it, though.  I still need to pick up the 12" Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow figures but I'm not paying $20 because I really just want the outfits.  I'll be swapping them on to other figures I have.

The price dropped at Target on the basic figures here.  I was in three different Target stores this week and they were all marked down.  Nothing new at Target but I did see the 2-packs at Walmart.  Passed on them but if they're still around on Sunday when I get back I may pick up at least the Gung Ho and the Shockblast (or whatever he's being called now) sets.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on October 18, 2009, 11:26 PM
I'm finally seeing the Charbroil wave show up at Gordman's stores.  They've been the first to get this wave and the Doctor wave in my area.

Thanks for the tip on Gordman's. Stopped at my local one today and picked up Arctic Snake-Eyes, Accelerator Suit Duke, and Night Adder.  :)

Also, Walgreen's is getting the latest figures as well. I popped into one last night, and found the white coat Dr. Lewis. I almost bought it, but the $11 price tag stopped me. I also found new figures at CVS, but they're $13 there.  ::)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on October 19, 2009, 08:22 PM
Also saw the new 12" figures at a Wal Mart the other day.  Honestly I had no idea these were coming out.  I know they're cheapo figures, but I actually kind of like them.  I did a review if anyone's interested.

John

Finally had a minute to read the review.  Thanks again, John.  The Heavy Duty figure was shown off at the GI Joe Con this summer and it does look pretty good.  I'm surprised that they didn't give him the articulated (Gung Ho Grip) hands, though.  Seems cheap when compared to the others released. 

Destro does look good and may be the best deal on the total figure in the bunch.  Both the Duke and Hawk head sculpts are decent.  Makes you wonder why the team that did the Star Wars head sculpts back in the day sucked so bad when the GI Joe team has been able to do nice heads for years.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on October 21, 2009, 12:08 AM
My local WM just cut the price on basic figs to $6 even. Not sure if it's nationwide, but this store has a LOT of figures to sell, so they desperately needed the price cut.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on October 21, 2009, 12:57 AM
I forgot to mention that while I was out of town over the weekend I saw some of the new wave, including the Doctor, Paris Pursuit Baroness and Arctic Snake Eyes.  Snake is a pretty good looking figure.  I had the Dr. in hand and almost bought him but passed.  I'm holding out for that Resolute version of Snake that's coming later...I just hope one of my local stores sells down enough that he makes it through.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on October 21, 2009, 01:52 AM
I saw Arctic SE and my bro didn't want him so I put him back, but he's really an outstanding looking badass.  Not sure how important he is since they made an Arctic one in the comics line, but he was a nice looking figure.  He was really bulky, a very cool white camo...  Very cool.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on October 21, 2009, 10:34 AM
The $6 Joes seem to be widespread, which is good because Wal Marts are all pretty stocked up here. 

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on October 21, 2009, 03:55 PM
Same here, so I'll start checking to see what I can find there now for my brother since Target's stock is depleting somewhat.  At least of the more interesting stuff.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on October 22, 2009, 01:32 PM
Yeah, it looks like at least all of our local Targets have cut back to $5.99, which is a much better price for these.  I wonder if it will spur sales or not.  I don't look that closely each time I'm at a store anymore, but it really seems like it is always the same figures on the pegs, not moving.  I'm curious to see what will become of this line after Christmas and everything.  I know we're headed into the "we be chasin' Cobra" themes, but I wonder how much retail support it will have if this movie stuff doesn't start to move.  I hope it gets cleared out, because I'd like to see that Resolute Snake Eyes (or is it called "City Strike" now?) make it to retail, and any other Resolute figures they want to make.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on October 22, 2009, 04:02 PM
I'm noticing certain figures disappearing.  SE's, and Breaker for some reason.  Customs perhaps?  A decent generic-ish army builder? 

I never saw many Pit Commandoes.  That's one even I sorta wanted one for the parts.  I wanted the night vision, and hat, and the bulky flak body armor.  :-\  I saw two, total, and got them both for my brother.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on October 22, 2009, 04:16 PM
I've not noticed any changes at my Targets with the price cut, but I'm sure things will change with Christmas coming up.  Heck - I still have a pile of 2 for one Joes I got at TRU that I was going to exchange for some of the newer stuff at Target, but they've just been rotting.  Might just donate them or something.

I never saw many Pit Commandoes.  That's one even I sorta wanted one for the parts.  I wanted the night vision, and hat, and the bulky flak body armor.  :-\  I saw two, total, and got them both for my brother.

Strange...I've only seen him twice as well - on two seperate occasions.  One of each variant, even though I opened them both.  Talk about having gobs of accessories.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on October 23, 2009, 12:13 AM
I never knew they even had a variant.  I also saw them on 2 separate occasions...  never saw any together. 

My WM's GIJ selection is now $6 even per figure. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on October 23, 2009, 01:02 AM
My WM dropped to $6 even also.  They had 1 Pit Commando on the pegs today so they must have put out a new case in the last week.  I passed him up but I've been thinking about adding one or two more to the collection.

Target dropped the Joe and SW end caps they had.  The SW cap mostly condensed into the main aisle with the exception of the X-Wings, don't know where they went. 

The GI Joe cap, I think, all went in the main aisle with maybe a handful of figures going in back somewhere.  The basic figs from the end cap were all dupes of the main aisle stash anyway.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on October 23, 2009, 10:08 AM
I never knew they even had a variant.

They were just package variants.  One had the lil vest on, the other didn't.  One had his shield in a different position, the other didn't....blah..not really a variant for an opener I suppose.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on October 23, 2009, 10:45 PM
Saw the Bench Press figure at TRU the other day.  Looked cool but I passed for now.  I've been passing on most of the ROC figures. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on October 23, 2009, 11:20 PM
I've been waiting for that dude and the new Snow Serpent to hit my local TRU. Though since they have about 20 of their exclusive BBQ's from the launch, it might be a while before I see them.

Picked up a white coat Dr. Lewis and Ripcord in the impact armor today. Thank you, Gordmans. Without them, I'd be choking on nothing but the first two waves.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on October 25, 2009, 07:17 PM
Finally found w2 of the $9.99 whatever they're called at Target.  Passed on all, but bought both of the black Snake Armor sets.   8)

I've been passing on most of the ROC figures. 

Same here.   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on October 26, 2009, 06:58 PM
I know it will upset some folks that we are getting to ask them, but it is GI Joe Questions time again, as always 1 question (at least) is coming from our dedicated group of Joe Collectors... so send them to me.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on October 26, 2009, 10:20 PM
I've no clue why some people are upset about us asking Joe questions to Hasbro now....Hello!?  The owner is a Joe collector!   :)  Heck - I'd love to throw some Transformer questions out there from our site since they would answer them free of charge, but no biggie.

I really have no interest in ROC or POC for the most part besides some of the vintage throwbacks that we are thrown here and there.  I suppose the "new" mini-base type sets will arrive when the rest of the WM Hasbro exclusives hit this year - whenever that might be.  Looking forward to the new HISS Tank though.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 27, 2009, 12:59 PM
Just thought I would also post this here.  It is TRU's big book of toys which starts 11/1/09.

http://downloads.bfads.net/BFAds-ToysRUs-BigToysBook-2009.pdf

As if the TRU exclusive BP wasn't already a good deal, they are gonna go ahead and lower it to $20!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on October 27, 2009, 05:20 PM
I know it will upset some folks that we are getting to ask them, but it is GI Joe Questions time again, as always 1 question (at least) is coming from our dedicated group of Joe Collectors... so send them to me.

Not sure if this is already common knowledge, so I'm just going to ask here in the forum... if you send this in, I'm sure you can forumulate it better than I am doing.

Hasbro, can you provide some more details on the upcoming HISS tank?  It looks like it is a decent size, and very much a modern version of the old school 80s tank that we all know and love.  Can you provide any new photos of this, and perhaps a comparison of it next to the old mold?

^ If there are already good pics of this available, obviously that's a stupid question to send it... but if there are pics, I can't seem to find any.  Thanks Paul!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on October 30, 2009, 11:36 AM
Picked up AA SS last night.  Pretty snazzy repaint.  The freaky cashier weirded me out and started asking me all of these movie questions.

I don't like WM.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on October 31, 2009, 01:07 AM
Picked up AA SS last night. 

What is that?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on October 31, 2009, 01:52 AM
Alcoholics Anonymous Storm Shadow.  It's a variant, showing his downward spiral after the Joes prevailed, yet again.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on October 31, 2009, 09:48 AM
Alcoholics Anonymous Storm Shadow.  It's a variant, showing his downward spiral after the Joes prevailed, yet again.

Yep.  If JoeDefender.com were up, you would have seen this exclusive GI Joe 2 footage of Storm Shadow's apparent resurrection and descent into alcohol abuse, but since there's no JoeDefender.com homepage yet, I guess I'll just post it here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snFJdsa-eJc).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on October 31, 2009, 09:51 AM
Alcoholics Anonymous Storm Shadow.  It's a variant, showing his downward spiral after the Joes prevailed, yet again.

Yep.  If JoeDefender.com were up, you would have seen this exclusive GI Joe 2 footage of Storm Shadow's apparent resurrection and descent into alcohol abuse, but since there's no JoeDefender.com homepage yet, I guess I'll just post it here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snFJdsa-eJc).

And this (http://generalsjoes.com/reviews/2009/rise_of_cobra/figures/collection1_wave3/stormshadow.html) is how the figure turned out.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on October 31, 2009, 04:09 PM
Sorry...I'll try again.  AT SS.   ;D  Arctic Threat Storm Shadow

Saw the new 4-5? packs this morning at TRU.  Pass
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on October 31, 2009, 07:30 PM
Picked up Charbroil and the black coat Doc Lewis at TRU last night. Still no exclusive Bench Press or Snow Serpent at my local one. Though they did have the Storm Shadow from wave 5 on the pegs too. First time I've seen anything from that wave locally.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on October 31, 2009, 07:46 PM
I've seen the newer version of Storm Shadow in the white outfit with black rectangles at TRU once, with the new style packaging.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on November 1, 2009, 03:06 PM
Found a couple cases of wave 4 at my local Aldi. $6.99 each. I helped myself to a Para-Viper and Kamakura, finishing wave 4 for me.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on November 2, 2009, 01:24 AM
Aldi?  Damn, looks like a trip to the German Grocers is in order.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on November 2, 2009, 11:08 AM
Saw wave 2 of the alpha vehicles at Wal-Mart this morning.  Almost bit on the cycle that comes with two Joes.  Probably should have picked that up actually.  Good deal and pretty nifty.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on November 2, 2009, 11:25 AM
I see that the Night Raven is on sale at Target this week for $29.99.  Good call.  Would be nice to see more of this line move.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on November 2, 2009, 02:05 PM
Saw that today as well.  Still, where do I even have room for it with all my Star Wars stuff... that is my dilemma.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on November 2, 2009, 02:23 PM
Found a couple cases of wave 4 at my local Aldi. $6.99 each. I helped myself to a Para-Viper and Kamakura, finishing wave 4 for me.

Thanks for the tip.  I have a couple Aldi stores nearby to check because I've never seen those in stores.  Can't wait to pick up Charbroil and Night Adder.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: King_Maul on November 2, 2009, 02:24 PM
A local Marshall's had the M.A.S.S. Device packs 3, 4, and 5 for $14.99 each.  Not sure if this is noteworthy since I don't collect Joes but thought I post anyways just in case. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on November 2, 2009, 03:45 PM
A local Marshall's had the M.A.S.S. Device packs 3, 4, and 5 for $14.99 each.  Not sure if this is noteworthy since I don't collect Joes but thought I post anyways just in case. 

#5 was almost impossible to find when it was first released (I saw it once).  I'd imagine a lot of people will buy those sets at those prices just for Quick Kick, Dusty and Alpine (the three unique figures offered only in those sets).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on November 2, 2009, 04:14 PM
If ANYONE finds #5, my brother desperately needed that set and I've been trying to track one down for him for ages.

I'd just greatly appreciate it and stuff, if you have the extra cash handy. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on November 2, 2009, 04:28 PM
Ya I never once saw The Best of set at retail anywhere and I was hunting pretty aggresively back then.  I lucked out and got mine off HTS during that brief window.  Heck - I only saw #3 & #4 two or three times and that was it.  You can still find #1 & #2 on clearance out here at certain stores.  Stores obviously choked on those two sets.

I'll pick up an extra #5 or two if I ever come across them for folks.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on November 2, 2009, 04:32 PM
Anywhere with good pictures of all 5?  I don't think I've ever seen them all.  I know he needs the set with Alpine though.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on November 2, 2009, 04:43 PM
Here's detailed loose pics of Set #5 (http://generalsjoes.com/reviews/2008/anniversary/Battle_Packs/5_bestof.html) with completed MASS device.  Too lazy at the moment to look for a full set.   :-\
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on November 2, 2009, 04:56 PM
Duke looks like he'd be funny standing in the middle of a giant brawl, holding a grenade by the pin.  Very Brick of him.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on November 2, 2009, 10:54 PM
Also, those DVD sets are showing up at TJ Maxx. My local one didn't have any, but I did find the #2 set on clearance for $7. They also have the second wave of SRO sets for $10. I know that chain gets stuff almost daily, so you have to check pretty often to find the good stuff.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JabbaJoe on November 3, 2009, 08:42 AM
A local Marshall's had the M.A.S.S. Device packs 3, 4, and 5 for $14.99 each.  Not sure if this is noteworthy since I don't collect Joes but thought I post anyways just in case. 

I bought all three of these at a Marshall's here in Minnesota a few weeks back and have seen them at other Marshall's and T.J. Maxx's.  These sets are super awesome and are well worth $14.99 each. :) 8)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on November 3, 2009, 01:25 PM
If anyone sees #4 and #5 (I think those are the ones with Quick Kick and Alpine) I need those two and would pay a few extra bucks for your troubles.  Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on November 3, 2009, 02:33 PM
I saw all 5 sets of those at TJ Maxx a few weeks ago for $15, but they had a mark through the price and a handwritten price of $10.00 each. 

Went back about 2 days later, and all were sold out except the Desto set.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on November 3, 2009, 06:46 PM
I decided to take a trip by a Marshall's & TJ Maxx on the way home.  The Marshall's had one each of #3 and #4, so I'm all set with #4 now.  Just need #5 if anyone happens to find one.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on November 3, 2009, 09:06 PM
Picked up Charbroil and Resolute SE for $5 a pop tonight at WM while wasting gas looking for their exclusives.   ::)

Good price though.  I'll be more willing to pick up more of the newer Joes if the prices stay this low, if not then...screw it.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on November 3, 2009, 10:56 PM
As much as I've been tempted to get some more Joes lately, there's just been too much great SW Legacy stuff hitting my area lately to have the money for this line.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on November 3, 2009, 11:06 PM
Found the remnants of the wave 5 case (with Resolute/City Strike SE) tonight. I knew I should have gone earlier to see if I could score the SE, but at least that wave is making the rounds. Hopefully I find it this shopping season.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jeff on November 6, 2009, 10:25 AM
Not sure if this is old news since I'm not much of a Joe guy, but here are coupons (http://trus.imageg.net/graphics/corp/110509-bonus-cpns.pdf) to get the Troop Builder 5-Packs and the SROfficer 3-Packs for just $9.99 each.  Coupons are good today (11/6) and tomorrow (11/7) only.

I may actually pull the trigger on the Firefly/Greenshirts set if I can find one for $10, that's some nice cheap custom fodder.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on November 6, 2009, 10:31 AM
I may actually pull the trigger on the Firefly/Greenshirts set if I can find one for $10, that's some nice cheap custom fodder.  :)

I know which TRU you shop at and it's not going to happen   ;)  They might have some Crimson Guard sets though.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jeff on November 6, 2009, 10:34 AM
I know which TRU you shop at

Yeah, but I still have TRU by work too...  and they still had two when I was there yesterday.  ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on November 6, 2009, 10:39 AM
Yeah, but I still have TRU by work too...  and they still had two when I was there yesterday.  ;)

Not if I have anything to say about it!  (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-transport027.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

j/k - I know you have a SE & SS somewhere in your SW room - stashed and hidden away from the public eye.   Admit it  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on November 7, 2009, 04:25 PM
Found some 25th wave 13 on Canadian cards at my local Gordmans. I picked up a Cobra Ninja, Trooper, and two Divers. Best part? They're only $5 plus your state's share. So if you're looking for international variants or cheap army builders, it might be in your interest to hit up your local one.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on November 7, 2009, 04:50 PM
Saw the new $15ish vehicles out in the wild today.  Look kinda neat, but I'm not going there.  Scored the mini battle stations and they're very simple, but very cool at the same time even though I haven't opened them yet.  One WM had them stashed on the bottom shelf in the clearance aisle and the other had them displayed on the AF endcap. 

Hit a Marshalls and TJMaxx this morning and saw DVD sets 3 & 4, but no 5.  Did score an IG 3 pack for $5 though so that was neato!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on November 7, 2009, 08:33 PM
I'm still looking for those Battle Stations. They also got another damn case of wave 1 Alpha vehicles instead of wave 2.  ::)
But I did get the other 2 exclusive 2-packs I needed. Got myself a Resolute Gung-Ho and a Night Force Shockwave- not bad. The Night Creeper is great, and Copperhead is, well, another Copperhead. At least he's in Python Patrol colors, since I didn't get my hands on the Sting Raider.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: JohnH on November 9, 2009, 10:41 PM
So there was a third series of Combat Heroes?

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/story/front/Photo_Archive_GI_Joe_Combat_Heroes_127537.asp

WTF...I had no idea these even existed.  Anyone see them at retail?

John
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on November 10, 2009, 09:52 AM
Huh...I've never seen those before.  Wouldn't mind picking them up though if they ever get released.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on November 10, 2009, 07:32 PM
So there was a third series of Combat Heroes?

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/story/front/Photo_Archive_GI_Joe_Combat_Heroes_127537.asp

WTF...I had no idea these even existed.  Anyone see them at retail?

John


I remember seeing them on ebay 2-3 months ago.  If I remember correctly this wave saw a limited release in Canada during the summer. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on November 10, 2009, 09:16 PM
I saw the little playset things.  Those are neat.  I loved the mobile missle launcher as a child, and the Hawk figure it came with.  One of my favs. 

I like the Cobra Observation thingie and how it says on it in bold red that it's an observation post.  Stealthy.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on November 13, 2009, 01:15 PM
There's a 2 for $10 sale at TRU today and tomorrow. My local store unloaded on a bunch of wave 4 and wave 5 R1 cases, so I finally found CS Snake Eyes. I also picked up both arctic Storm Shadows, and a Cobra Eel. Now to just locate CS Duke, Jungle Ripcord, and the Desert Viper.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on November 13, 2009, 01:46 PM
I just heard an ad on the radio by Dennis Quiad...Something about Hasbro donating toys to charity if you buy ROC toys or something...didn't really pay close enough attention.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jeff on November 13, 2009, 01:56 PM
Hasbro's G.I. Joe Brand Joins Forces With Toys for Tots and Actor Dennis Quaid in an Important Holiday Mission (http://toysfortots.org/news/details.asp?nNewsID=10)

For every GI JOE: The Rise of Cobra toy purchased at stores from November 11 through November 26, Hasbro will donate a new toy (up to 300,000 toys with a minimum $3.99 value) to Toys for Tots.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on November 13, 2009, 02:02 PM
Ya well I wasn't feeling handy with Google.   ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on November 14, 2009, 01:31 AM
I've been eyeing a lot of figures lately at the new $5.00 price point at Wal-Mart.  Maybe tomorrow I'll grab a few figures either there or at the TRU sale.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on November 14, 2009, 03:16 PM
Finally had enough checking Targets for that Snake Armor set.  Broke down and bought 2 on ebay by helping someone make a nice profit.  Hopefully, I find a bunch at clearance time to help offset the price of these two.  At least I'll save money in driving to Target.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on November 14, 2009, 04:47 PM
Finally had enough checking Targets for that Snake Armor set.  Broke down and bought 2 on ebay by helping someone make a nice profit.  Hopefully, I find a bunch at clearance time to help offset the price of these two.  At least I'll save money in driving to Target.

I've only seen w2 on two occasions and it was at the same Target.  Second visit had 0 Snakes, but I bought both when I saw them the first time.  These rock!!  Very simple, but good memories even though they're black.  Forgot all about the rubbery/plastic "action figure" holder that fits inside the armor.  Very cool!  Even liked the turtle viper thing, but not enough to go out and by all of his repaints.  Sorry to hear you had to get raped on eBay.  Hopefully things start selling through during the holidays.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on November 14, 2009, 05:20 PM
Those $10 vehicles are really a good deal for the price and most are pretty decent, I'm actually surprised they haven't sold better, or at least was well as the basic figures did.

My Target sold through at least one set of the first wave and restocked them but haven't seen the new ones and don't expect to.

   E...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on November 14, 2009, 08:12 PM
Yeah, I've given up on the second wave of those. Hopefully, I'll see them after Black Friday, but I'm done looking for them for a couple of weeks at least.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on November 14, 2009, 11:41 PM
Picked up 4 figures at TRU today with their sale, and the Attack on the Pit set for $19.99.  Heck, why not?  These prices are great and so are the figures.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on November 15, 2009, 08:45 AM
I suck at math, and so I can't really speculate on the economics of the pricing, but $5.00 is a sweet spot for figures.  I end up spending way more money when they're that cheap, because I just keep buying army builders, custom fodder, and figures where I just want the accessories.  Even if they just bump up a dollar to six bucks, I'm a little more wary.  And I'm looking for reasons to avoid dropping $8.00 on Star Wars guys all the time.  But at five bucks a pop, I hemorrhage money.  It's weird.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on November 15, 2009, 05:20 PM
Yup...Digging the $5 price.  Even thought about picking up all of the ROC basic figs at that price, but I ain't going there.  Targets out here are ranging from $5.99 to $6.04.  Still not seeing any movement there - not that WM is any better but there's a few stores where some of the newer waves are coming through.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on November 15, 2009, 09:12 PM
Thanks to this price, I've picked up all of them except the Nano-Viper, Crimson Neo-Viper, and the Red Fang. There's some wave 5 I don't have yet, but I'd buy those if I found them. Those three I mentioned above just aren't my cup of tea.

I can't help but wonder, if they'd have been $5-6 all along, at how much better they might have sold.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on November 16, 2009, 12:35 PM
If this line had been at $5.00 range from day one, I think it would have been an amazing success in terms of number of figures sold.  Look at TRU - each time they had those nice sales, stock flew off the pegs.  And now my Wal-Marts actually are moving stock very well too suddenly.  Target though seems to not be experiencing nearly the same amount of figures selling from what I can see.

If they drop the vehicles to $20, I will pick a few more up.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on November 16, 2009, 10:31 PM
Sounds like Canada stores are getting a lot of the Target Wave 2 Deluxe sets.  Apparently they are clogging shelves up there.  Over on Hiss.com they found Serpents Armors, Python Rattlers and other Target exclusives at Zellers.  Maybe that's why they haven't been seen at all Targets. 

http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-joe-news-rumors/59895-roc-rescue-mission-set-out-canada-now.html

http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-joe-news-rumors/53016-found-target-wave-2-exclusives-20.html
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on November 17, 2009, 01:35 AM
I've been scouring ebay for the last few weeks, since I decided to go after vintage Joes that I really wanted. As my first purchase on this new endeavor, I chose Leatherneck, one of my first Joes and one of the first to disappear back in the day.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f49/scififan81/leatherneck.jpg)

This is the photo from the auction. I'd take another, but you know. I got this figure today, and it's great to have this fig again after 21 years. Some little rat bastard that lived in the government housing behind my parent's house stole him, Wet Suit, Gung Ho v2, and Serpentor out of my yard and also swiped my Devilfish. They moved shortly thereafter, so I didn't get them all back, but I never forgot about this one since he was my main army dude.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Mikey D on November 17, 2009, 07:38 AM
Leatherneck is one of my main wants for the 25th line (the **** version released with the AWE Striker doesn't count).  I really, really, really hope that line makes a comeback.  I bought a few of the ROC figures, but want figures in the classic colors.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on November 17, 2009, 11:28 AM
Picked up the Outpost Defender and Heet Missile sets at Wal-Mart last night.  Freaking cool, though I don't really care for the figures included.  The Roadblock still can't hold a rifle worth a damn.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on November 17, 2009, 11:44 AM
Some little rat bastard that lived in the government housing behind my parent's house stole him, Wet Suit, Gung Ho v2, and Serpentor out of my yard and also swiped my Devilfish. They moved shortly thereafter, so I didn't get them all back, but I never forgot about this one since he was my main army dude.

Ha...Well not really funny, but I remember back in Kindergarten when some shmuck stole my Firefly, Baroness, CC, Destro + a few others and even had the balls to showcase them on "show & tell" day.  I was PO'd, but couldn't convince the teachers that he stole them from me.  Glad I finally have them all back in my collection though - like you Ben...after all these years.   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on November 17, 2009, 11:49 AM
Some little rat bastard that lived in the government housing behind my parent's house stole him, Wet Suit, Gung Ho v2, and Serpentor out of my yard and also swiped my Devilfish. They moved shortly thereafter, so I didn't get them all back, but I never forgot about this one since he was my main army dude.

Ha...Well not really funny, but I remember back in Kindergarten when some shmuck stole my Firefly, Baroness, CC, Destro + a few others and even had the balls to showcase them on "show & tell" day.  I was PO'd, but couldn't convince the teachers that he stole them from me.  Glad I finally have them all back in my collection though - like you Ben...after all these years.   :)

That's what fists are for... seriously, I would have been in big trouble if a kid stole my figures while at school.  It actually did happen to me when I was in 2nd grade during the summer, and while I took a couple hits in return, I did get my figures back. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jeff on November 17, 2009, 01:12 PM
Not sure if you guys have seen this already (or if you even care about this remake), but the new ROC Night Raven is just $20 at HTS today - Deal of the Day (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/dealoftheday/).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on November 17, 2009, 09:03 PM
Another installment of "Why does a Star Wars site get to ask GI JOE Questions".....


1) Can you provide some more details on the upcoming HISS tank?  It looks
> like it is a decent size, and very much a modern version of the old school
> 80s tank that we all know and love.  Can you provide any new photos of
> this, and perhaps a comparison of it next to the old mold?

Generally speaking we do not release images of works in progress, as
details can change. We will be showing the new H.I.S.S. Tank at Toy Fair
in February when more details will be available.


>
> 2) The 25th styled figures with ROC-ish Paint jobs are some of JD.com
> owner Paul's favorites in the line (Cobra Paratrooper in Black is superb),
> is this something we can expect to see more of in the POC line and if so,
> is there anything that would determine who gets the crossover treatment?

Alley Viper is planned to be released as a single carded figure with
updated gear and deco - watch out for him in the Pursuit of Cobra line!

>
> 3) The weapons for some figures seemed "differently" scaled compared to
> their real life counterparts (the ones that exist anyway), are weapons
> sculpted by the same sculptor who does the figure or are they done by a
> separate sculptor?  Are some hands sculpted to specific weapons?


We try to mix fantasy and reality when designing figures and their
accessories. While some items are represented to scale other items may not
- this is left to the vision of the designer. In some cases they may
sculpt an accessory to fit into a figure's hand and vice versa.



I will apologize to the Joe faithful here for not asking about canceled vehicles or distribution or why can't I find City Strike Snake Eyes questions, we will leave those to the "real" Joe sites.

I do like that Alley Viper is getting a single card and new gear.  I don't recall hearing that before...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on November 17, 2009, 10:12 PM
Thanks for sending my question in on the HISS tank!  Very much appreciated.  I wish they had shared more information, oh well. 

Also cool that the Alley Viper is coming in the POC line.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on November 17, 2009, 10:40 PM
JJ and I were joking how these QnA's are different from the SW ones in that we (and other sites) have often gotten sneak peak/early shots in the QnA's.

Maybe after the QnA's have been going a while we will get into a better flow with them.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on November 17, 2009, 11:12 PM
Some little rat bastard that lived in the government housing behind my parent's house stole him, Wet Suit, Gung Ho v2, and Serpentor out of my yard and also swiped my Devilfish. They moved shortly thereafter, so I didn't get them all back, but I never forgot about this one since he was my main army dude.

Ha...Well not really funny, but I remember back in Kindergarten when some shmuck stole my Firefly, Baroness, CC, Destro + a few others and even had the balls to showcase them on "show & tell" day.  I was PO'd, but couldn't convince the teachers that he stole them from me.  Glad I finally have them all back in my collection though - like you Ben...after all these years.   :)

Yeah, it's great. I even set all my main Joes up on the Outpost Defender set I scored on Sunday, and it's wonderful to have this guy again. Now I have to find myself a Devil Fish, since I picked up the rest of those missing Joes years ago at my LCS.

Leatherneck is one of my main wants for the 25th line (the **** version released with the AWE Striker doesn't count).  I really, really, really hope that line makes a comeback.  I bought a few of the ROC figures, but want figures in the classic colors.

I hear ya. I passed on that AWE Striker (already have two) and was disappointed in that version as well, which made me decide to pass on it. I keep hoping Hasbro will bring some vintage updates like the 25th figures into POC line like Leatherneck. While they're at it, they can do a proper version of Deep Six v2, please. :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on November 17, 2009, 11:18 PM
Awesome news about the Alley Viper repaint.  

I put in an order for the custom remake of the Missile Mobile Command Headquarters.  I saw a prototype of the set at the 2008 Joecon in Frisco, TX and forgot all about it until today.  The set is profiled in the November Joecanuck.com newsletter and is available for order.  I have the original displayed but I would like to have a brand new one that is sturdier and not as easy to damage.

I highly recommend the Joecanuck monthly newsletter because it always a great read with a lot of great articles.  Much better than the Mastercollector GI Joe Club newsletter.

Custom Cobra Base (http://djtoys.muchtobuy.com/cobra_base.html)

1982 Original (http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/82/cobrahq/)

Joecanuck November Newsletter (http://www.kraftwerkdigital.com/JoeCanuck/NOV09.pdf)

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on November 18, 2009, 02:42 AM
That looks neat. $70 is much better than the hundreds the cardboard original goes for.

Looks like the SAW Viper and Crazylegs are going to make their way into the post-movie line- Hasbro Q&A with JoeCanuck. (http://www.joecanuck.com/joe/board/index.php?topic=3948.0) I had Crazylegs back in the day, so it's pretty neat to hear about a new version.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on November 19, 2009, 12:45 AM
Some auctions for upcoming Pursuit of Cobra figures:

Snow Job (http://cgi.ebay.com/G-I-JOE-Rise-Of-Cobra-2010-Arctic-Threat-Snow-Job-Loose_W0QQitemZ390120124708QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5ad4f8b124)- wow

Desert Battle Zartan (http://cgi.ebay.com/G-I-JOE-Rise-Of-Cobra-2010-Desert-Battle-Zartan-Loose_W0QQitemZ360209061837QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item53de2217cd)

Jungle Assault Storm Shadow (http://cgi.ebay.com/G-I-JOE-Rise-Of-Cobra-2010-Jungle-Assault-Storm-Shadow_W0QQitemZ390120115863QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5ad4f88e97)

If all the PoC stuff looks this good, we're in for a treat.  :) I might spring for one of those Snow Job figs.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on November 19, 2009, 01:06 AM
Yeah, I'm not even collecting GIJ but I'll buy Snowjob now.  That's one thoroughly badass looking figure in every way.

Zartan too...

SS, not so much.  At some point SS needs to be let know that white isn't camo no matter how much you speckle it. :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on November 19, 2009, 01:55 AM
The three SNAKE Armor sets I bought on Ebay haven't shown up yet but in the meantime I found 2 at Target today.  They are very cool and look awesome on display.

(http://www.smugmug.com/photos/717865806_MvxEh-M.jpg) (http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/10369481_7dQ6h/1/#717865806_MvxEh-A-LB)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on November 19, 2009, 12:27 PM
That Snow Job is freakin' insane.  I'll definitely pick that up.

Those new Snake Armor sets are nice too.  Hopefully my Target will get them, I'd gladly pick up a couple of those.  How do the 25th figure fit in them?

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on November 19, 2009, 12:40 PM
Those new Snake Armor sets are nice too.  Hopefully my Target will get them, I'd gladly pick up a couple of those.  How do the 25th figure fit in them?

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Suprisingly easy - though I've only used the "viper" that comes with the sets so I'm not sure if H tweaked the mold or not.

Duh...I didn't answer your question - I guess.  I have the Tunnel Rat & Monkey Wrench pack to open tonight and will try them.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on November 22, 2009, 10:16 PM
There's a 2 for 1 sale currently at K-mart. I picked up Jungle Ripcord, CS Duke, Desert Viper, and the Crimson Neo-Viper for $15 plus tax, which is fantastic. I might go back and clean out the Elite Vipers and Ice Vipers, since this is the cheapest I've ever seen them.

I also scored all the WM Battle Stations. The LAW and maybe the Heetseek (MMS) are a little outdated (screaming Cold War), but the rest are great.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on November 23, 2009, 12:26 AM
I opened up the Surveillance Port and the plastic is very cheap compared to the original.  The blue plastic bends a lot but overall the set is cool still.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on November 23, 2009, 12:50 AM
I saw the WM sets on Friday night and actually thought they looked pretty good.  Fun sets anyway.

I stopped in KMart today to look for SW figs and totally forgot that the Joes were on sale for the same BOGO pricing.  I know they didn't have a lot as I've been in there most of the past week.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on November 24, 2009, 03:53 AM
That SNAKE armor is so cool...  Reminds me of my childhood when I see it, and how badass I thought the armor was at the time.  I remember the episode it first appeared in too hidden in the cave...  When I saw those new sets at Target I really felt like GIJ is getting some kickass stuff.  Plust htat's only $10!  Nice.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jayson on November 25, 2009, 02:44 PM
GIJCC 2010 Membership figure previews (http://gijoeclub.com/)

3-3/4" Big Lob
12" AT Urban Adventurer
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on November 25, 2009, 03:56 PM
I'm pretty psyched for the Urban Adventurer, can't wait to see the accessory set.  I just wish they would switch to KFG hands instead of the hard hands.

The Big Lob figure also looks pretty good.  I might actually pick him up this year.  I usually pass on the 3.75" Figure.

And while I'm posting, anyone else see the new Sideshow Firefly figure?  Thoughts?  I think he looks good but other than the cammo there's nothing inherently Firefly about him...he could be a relatively generic terrorist type.  Still, I'm once again tempted to order him, he's one of my favorite Cobras.  I'll probably just end up kitbashing one out of a Hasbro fig like I've already done for Snake and Shadow.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on November 27, 2009, 03:19 PM
Can't wait for Big Lob. It might actually get me to sign up for the Club. :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on November 27, 2009, 10:30 PM
Can't wait for Big Lob. It might actually get me to sign up for the Club. :)

Or you can have mine if you want it.  Not truly interested in this one.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on November 28, 2009, 05:27 PM
I stopped at Target in Vestal, NY on Wed and found the new deluxe packs and picked up a Snake Armor set.  They had two and I was tempted but passed on the second one.  It's an excellent toy.  All the parts fit fine and the figure packed with it fits okay.  I'll probably put in a vintage or pre-25th figure to see how they fit

Still, nice set for $10.  Some of the other packs in that second wave looked kind of cool also.  

Edit to add that I saw the TRU exclusive figures on Wed night.  They had both but when I stopped in for a second on Friday I didn't see Bench Press, but they still had a couple Snow Serpents.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on November 28, 2009, 09:22 PM
Anyone picking up the TRU green Moccasin?  I'm fine with my two 25th versions and don't really care for the figures, but I'm kinda tempted.  Haven't really compared pics from when the "original" version shipped, but I believe BBTS or EE had it tagged as green back in the day.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on November 29, 2009, 02:13 AM
AFAIK, the new TRU Mocassin is in some weird camo pattern, and doesn't look at all like the 25th version. Which stinks, since I can't seem to find that one. I've been thinking about getting this new one anyway, since I always liked the Water Moccasin and Copperhead.

Can't wait for Big Lob. It might actually get me to sign up for the Club. :)

Or you can have mine if you want it.  Not truly interested in this one.

Sure thing.  :)   Just LMK when it comes, and I can shoot a Paypal payment your way. Thanks for the hook-up.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on November 29, 2009, 09:02 PM
Finally found Deluxe wave 2 at a local Target. Of course, I'd have rent AND utilities due this week, so I only picked up a Serpent/SNAKE armor set. It's great, and the pack-in Viper is pretty neat too.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 1, 2009, 05:57 PM
Cracked open my Past & Present set today.  The "vinty" Snow Job is really cool, but it makes you wonder if H will expand on this format - and/or if they'll go this route and re-release most of the vintage Joes this way - new plastic o-ring style w/rubbery hands after ROC/POC.  Lovin the old school Snowmobile!   8)

Not that Hasbro would ever answer that, but Paul - I was wondering if you could ask them if they ever intended on going down the Titanium route with their vehicles in the mini format back when Joe reinvented itself in 07?  I would have loved that!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on December 1, 2009, 10:09 PM
Hasbro made some statements at this year's con that the old O-ring molds were pretty much done with.  They're worn out, broken, rusted, generally not in good shape so we probably won't see much in that style again. 

I don't even believe the Club is going to get any more, or much more, use out of them.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on December 1, 2009, 11:21 PM
...new plastic o-ring style...

I haven't picked up the new 1983 Snow Job repro yet.  What do you mean it has a new plastic o-ring?  Isn't it rubber?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 2, 2009, 09:52 AM
Sorry - that wasn't worded right.  Snow Job isn't made out of that old school hard vintage plastic - it's the newer 25th style.  He has a rubber o-ring.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 4, 2009, 02:19 PM
HTS's deal of the day is the MARS trooper 3 pack (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/dealoftheday/) for $9.99.  I don't really dig the movie stuff for the most part, but I've always thought that these guys look pretty nifty.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on December 4, 2009, 06:31 PM
I was just coming in to post about that deal of the day.  That's not bad for that set, 60% off.

HTS.com is also now offereing free shipping on "most" orders over $50 and a free gift with, again, "most" orders over $25.

Also, it looks like the City Strike Snake Eyes has been showing up at Walmart stores.  Several people I've heard from have found it over the last week or so, usually about the same time they've found the ESB wave of Star Wars figures. 

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on December 5, 2009, 08:44 PM
Joes must be moving through here better than they are elsewhere.  Wal Marts and Targets are stuck on the first two waves, but I've seen two of the City Strike Snake Eyes waves move through a couple different Toys R Uses; the first time was several weeks ago.  Sure they're still $8 there, but it beats waiting for Big Boxes to come through.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on December 6, 2009, 04:08 PM
In my area, figures really seem to be moving well lately too.  Ever since they went to the $5.00 - $6.00 range at Wal-Mart, the flow of figures on the pegs at all those stores seems to have picked up.  And TRU really for the most part has only their exclusive figures warming the pegs.

Saw something cool today too, a lady with a list picking out figures at Wal-Mart - she had to have put at least a dozen figures into her cart.

I also saw the Air Viper with the missile jetpack at Target today.  Didn't buy it, but was great seeing it.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 6, 2009, 04:57 PM
I also saw the Air Viper with the missile jetpack at Target today.  Didn't buy it, but was great seeing it.

I actually didn't realize that was a vintage mold so I had to pick it up after I initially passed.  Cracked open both of my heetseek mini missle system things and would have liked a few more for my tanks and Stingers to tow behind, but 2 is enough.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on December 6, 2009, 08:01 PM
I need to pick up another HEET missile system as well. 

Speaking of those sets, seems they are all hard to find in my area except for the Surveillance Port.  I think the figures packed into that set kind of hurt it... I know that kept me from getting it at least.  I don't care for either figure.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on December 9, 2009, 07:08 PM
Dropped into Walmart after work tonight and found a City Strike Snake Eyes for $5!  Haven't opened him yet but probably will a little later.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 10, 2009, 01:22 PM
Have you guys seen the new pics of the Hiss tank & Vamp (http://www.theterrordrome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=198&t=5701)?  The tank still looks very interesting to me, but the new jeep just looks so blah..
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on December 10, 2009, 02:50 PM
Yep, saw those pics.  Nice to see, but irritated at Hasbro for not having revealed those when they could have I think... they make it sound like nobody is going to get a sniff of pics until February, and BOOM!  Pics like this surface.   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on December 15, 2009, 12:30 PM
For anyone interested, City Strike (Resolute) Snake Eyes is currently in stock at HTS.  I went ahead and ordered a couple, since we aren't seeing anything new around here really.  Most of our stores are still full of the initial Rise of Cobra waves, aside from TRU which seems to have their exclusives and not much else.  Glad to have a chance to get this figure, and I hope we see more Resolute stuff down the road.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on December 15, 2009, 03:45 PM
I saw CS Snake Eyes again at my local Walmart and also saw him at a WM while I was on the road for work last week.  I did finally open him and he's one of the better Snake Eyes figures in a while.  The backpack with the grappling hooks is kind of an odd accessory, and mine doesn't work that well, but the rest of the set is really slick.

I love the Resolute designs and although I passed on them originally, I think I need to go back and at least get Duke...maybe the BP with him and the Cobra troops. 

Besides, SE, Firefly at TRU and the original 25th releases (including the BP), what other Resolute sculpts have actually made it to retail?  Is the Gung Ho from the WM 2-pack a Resolute version or just happens to look similar?  How about unmade but protos have shown up?  Anyone with a definitive list or a website link to the info?  Preferably with photos.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: vupa0101 on December 15, 2009, 04:45 PM
the Walmart exclusive battlestations packs has the resolute roadblock in the turret defense pack
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 15, 2009, 07:53 PM
Got my 3 MARS trooper 3 packs from HTS yesterday which came with a $5 off coupon that I wasn't expecting and the free Rubik's cube which I was expecting for a toys for tots bin.  Man - these are some cool figures.  No clue why these never showed up at retail and no clue why they didn't card these guys are repaint the hell out of them...I'd be all over that, I guess.  Turtle Vipers can suck it.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on December 15, 2009, 08:18 PM
K-Mart dot com has the wave 3 alpha vehicles in stock and for sale.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on December 15, 2009, 08:20 PM
Got my 3 MARS trooper 3 packs from HTS yesterday which came with a $5 off coupon that I wasn't expecting and the free Rubik's cube which I was expecting for a toys for tots bin.  Man - these are some cool figures.  No clue why these never showed up at retail and no clue why they didn't card these guys are repaint the hell out of them...I'd be all over that, I guess.  Turtle Vipers can suck it.

Those MARS troopers are cool.

I don't like the Neo Turtle Vipers either except for the black one that comes with the SNAKE Armor set.  That one looks cool in black, red and silver.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 27, 2009, 07:01 PM
Noticed that the seas of Target ROC 4 packs finally got put on clearance - and they're still sitting.  What a lame exclusive.  Well I just don't care for the figures, so maybe it's not lame.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on December 27, 2009, 09:49 PM
Three of the four are totally lame, but the Snake Eyes in there is the best one they've come out with in the ROC line, IMHO.  I like it even better than the City Strike/Resolute version.  If I see that set on clearance, I'd pick it up just for the Snake Eyes.  
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on December 27, 2009, 10:24 PM
The GI Joe section was pretty decimated at the local WM, Target had sold down a lot of figures but not like WM did.  Target here has their exclusive BP on clearance also. 

I'm hoping the RHINO makes a  price cut.  I don't think my store has moved one since August. 

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 28, 2009, 09:31 AM
I'm hoping the RHINO makes a  price cut.  I don't think my store has moved one since August. 

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Same here - in that I'd like one and that none seemed to have sold very well.  I have the DTC one I got for like $5, but I'd like to own this repaint.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on December 28, 2009, 12:36 PM
I remember when HTS was blowing out the ROCC and RHINO both for $10 or less, but I never pulled the trigger for some reason.  I ended up with the Sigma 6 ROCC at clearance price from TRU but I'd still like to add the RHINO.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 28, 2009, 12:48 PM
I believe those were being clearanced out at HTS right as the 25th stuff got announced or right before their release.  I remember getting the ROCC, RHINO, HISS, and the Humvee thing and thought they were all $5, but they could have been a few bucks more.  Great vehicles.   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 29, 2009, 11:05 AM
Past and Present (http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/gi-joe-movie-2/gi-joe-past-and-present-figure-pack-mock-ups-and-unreleased-rise-of-cobra-12in-figures-9236/) figure mock ups at HISS.

Not sure if I'll bite or not if they ever get released, but I like that the idea may be continuing.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on December 29, 2009, 12:59 PM
I know it has already been said, but I received a City Strike Snake Eyes (well, two actually) in a HTS order over the holiday weekend, and that really is a nice figure.  Lots of accessories, and sturdy overall.  I'm really glad I was able to get one.  I was sort of trying to spread the shipping around, so I ordered a Charbroil figure as well since it looked like Blowtorch to me (one of my favorites as a kid) - maybe this is Blowtorch now (?), I don't know.  Anyways, that's a nice figure too.  If this post-movie line stuff was all like this, it wouldn't be too bad of a toyline (although I'd rather see more 25th style stuff).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on December 29, 2009, 01:26 PM
Past and Present (http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/gi-joe-movie-2/gi-joe-past-and-present-figure-pack-mock-ups-and-unreleased-rise-of-cobra-12in-figures-9236/) figure mock ups at HISS.

Not sure if I'll bite or not if they ever get released, but I like that the idea may be continuing.

I was expecting them to use the comic pack molds from 2005. Looks like I can pass on these if that really is the case.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: John C on December 29, 2009, 02:36 PM
Yeah, those sets are crap.  Epic Fail for Hasbro.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 29, 2009, 02:58 PM
so I ordered a Charbroil figure as well since it looked like Blowtorch to me (one of my favorites as a kid) - maybe this is Blowtorch now (?), I don't know.

Charbroil was a vintage Joe back from 88.  This is a "throwback" I guess.

Yeah, those sets are crap.  Epic Fail for Hasbro.

I don't think it's that bad.  I was really geeked out with the Target Snow Job set and even grew to like the ROC vehicle/figure for the most part.  Great way for fathers to connect with their kids on a toy level.  Very nostalgic IMO.  I already own the vinty versions, but my SS is yellow so I might bite on that set since I'm too lazy to go on eBay to track down a replacement.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on December 29, 2009, 05:46 PM
Charbroil was a vintage Joe back from 88.  This is a "throwback" I guess.

Ah, my mistake.  I saw the flamethrower and the similar vest type thing and thought of Blowtorch.  I guess I wasn't even aware of the original Charbroil...or I forgot.  Thanks!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on December 29, 2009, 05:47 PM
That 25th style Charbroil is very cool.  I really hope they make a Night Force version.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on December 30, 2009, 10:05 PM
Hey Joe-Heads,

Any questions for the QnA?  I've got a couple, but I want you guys to get a chance to ask too, especially if the rumor is true that the GI Joe QnA is about to die...

I am on a Joe kick right now, so I've contacted all the sources in Hong Kong and Singapore to get some Pursuit of Cobra goodies...

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on December 31, 2009, 12:49 AM
Don't they only do the Joe Q&A once a month anyway?  Why are they killing it, lack of interest or the Joe team is just not interested in hearing the fanboys whine?

I know one thing, the answers from the Joe Q&A seem to have been a lot less friendly than the SW answers.  No personalities over there, apparently.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on December 31, 2009, 08:13 AM
I don't know why they are killing it, but the TONE of the questions from some sites are not the most polite. And the repetition of the same question from sites not just in the same QnA, but the month after month might have been an issue.

Remember in the early days fo the SW QnA the answers and questions had the same issues.  I think the Lucasfilm part of the relationship forced it to work.

Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on December 31, 2009, 09:46 AM
Well that just sucks.  Hasbro seemed pretty rude and blunt on the first few rounds of Transformer QnA's, but they seemed to have kinda gotten their act together somewhat.  Shame....  I'd like to throw out my Titanium question from a few weeks back, but no biggie.

I'm diggin the new card art (http://www.cobraisland.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9919) if it's legit.  Can't stand the ROC packaging.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Biffette on January 1, 2010, 01:46 PM
They took it down.  :(  Does anyone have a copy they can post here?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 1, 2010, 01:59 PM
Joe card (http://imperialholocron.com/photos/gijoe/2010-gijoecard.jpg)

I think since Hasbro asked the sites to take it down it's a good bet that this is either the style that's going to be used, or it was a final option that didn't make it.  Either way, when H sends the C&D, it's a decent bet we're on to something.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on January 4, 2010, 12:31 PM
I really like the new card look, if that is indeed what it will look like.  Vintage/25th like, in a way, but different too.  I'm still hoping we'll see more of the 25th style stuff come back.  I have to admit, I hadn't bought much Joe stuff for quite awhile, but after getting the City Strike (Resolute) Snake Eyes, I'm sort of getting jazzed about the line again.  I wish we'd see more from that movie (more episodes too), and not quite as much movie stuff.  I guess the movie line was/is pretty well done, and some of the "just off screen" stuff they do is nice too, but I don't just want to see a sea of different Dukes either.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 4, 2010, 01:54 PM
I'm wishing now that I'd followed all the Resolute figures that came out.  I only picked up the CS Snake Eyes and TRU Firefly but passed on the original Resolute releases in the 25th package and the WM 2-pack with Gung Ho.  I don't know if I want to spend the cash to backtrack now.

The other set that I never bought, but looking at it now, should have is the Assault on Cobra Island Joe set.  That has some excellent figs in it, including Recondo, who is one of my favorite Joes.  That set's still around for a decent price, though.

I shouldn't buy any more Joe stuff, though.  Even with looking at a big gap in SW this year I don't think I'll pick up more Joes.  I'd actually rather pick up some of the Avatar stuff now and then save for CV.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on January 4, 2010, 05:09 PM
e,

don't forget the Resolute Roadblock in the WM exclusive "Outpost Defender" set.  And the 2 pack that Gung Ho came in is on clearance at our Wal Marts.

If anybody needs Assault on Cobra Island guys that AREN'T Ripcord or Zap...(like Recondo) let me know I got extras and would love to send them to a new home.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on January 4, 2010, 07:08 PM
Hey Paul,

Can you show a pic of those figures?  My bro and I may be interested in your left-overs if you're dumping them.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on January 4, 2010, 08:00 PM
If anybody needs Assault on Cobra Island guys that AREN'T Ripcord or Zap...(like Recondo) let me know I got extras and would love to send them to a new home.

That's one pack that I always wanted to pick up, but never got around to it I guess.  It is still in stock places like BBTS too.  If you have extras you're willing to sell Paul, let me know - I wouldn't mind picking a few of those guys up if available.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on January 4, 2010, 09:32 PM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010GIJ_NewBoatProto01_Full.jpg)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010GIJ_NewBoatProto02_Full.jpg)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010GIJ_NewBoatProto04_Full.jpg)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010GIJ_NewBoatProto05_Full.jpg)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010GIJ_NewBoatProto06_Full.jpg)

Here's some boat images.  I'm not sure if they're new or not, but I thought you GIJ guys would like seeing it either way.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 4, 2010, 10:15 PM
Thanks for the boat pic Jesse.  Haven't seen that one before.  Looks like modular weapons which is cool, but a big pass for myself.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 4, 2010, 11:12 PM
That's actually kind of goofy looking unless that torpedo looking thing on the bottom has a working propeller, which would be kind of cool.  It would make for an excellent tub or pool toy.  Otherwise, it looks kind of busy, for a lack of a better term.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on January 4, 2010, 11:22 PM
I thought the concept was neat but the boat's a little small...  Reminds me of some kind of Navy SEAL craft with the torp on the bottom maybe being some kind of insertion (pardon the snickers considering what it looks like) vehicle.  The little mini-sub with "arms" is neat too.

The boat just looks a little small...  It has one of those stand-up controls like SEAL boats seem to have but it's a relatively tiny boat (dingy, hehe).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on January 5, 2010, 08:13 AM
Got some intel on this one... it is a Sigma 6 2.5 inch set. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 5, 2010, 10:28 AM
Isn't there some Sigma 6 mech suits or something like that coming out?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 5, 2010, 10:29 AM
Ah, that makes more sense, I think.  I'm surprised by all the Sigma 6 stuff Hasbro is showing off, though.  I liked the style of the figures and own several of the 8" figures but I didn't realize it was popular enough that Hasbro would come back with some new stuff.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on January 5, 2010, 11:49 AM
Glad to see Battle Force 2000 is making a comeback.  ::)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 6, 2010, 11:04 AM
Still seeing mountains of those Rescue Mission sets at Target at 50% off.  I might cave just for SE when it hits $5.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on January 16, 2010, 10:50 AM
The questions and answers from Big H are here.


Looking forward, does Hasbro intend to have the Pursuit of Cobra theme
carry the brand through 2010, or are there other plans in the works?


2010 will focus on The Pursuit of Cobra!

Since the next major product showcase in is February at NY Toy Fair
(we will see you there!) and the GIJCC follows so closely in April, do you
expect to have the standard amount of new stuff to show at JoeCon or will
the figures roll in smaller numbers there and then more later at SDCC?


We want to make sure fans see new news released at each event. We try our
best to ensure every event is a great experience for the fans since not
all fans can attend all events.  Have no fear, G.I. Joe has PLENTY of
newness to reveal at all the major events

Did Hasbro ever consider releasing classic Joe vehicles in the small
Titanium format when the 25th Anniversary line started when both lines
were strong?


We did look into this but decided not to move forward with the idea as it
was not right for the brand during its re-launch.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 16, 2010, 09:01 PM
Thanks for submitting my question Paul - really appreciate it!!  Disappointed by the answer, but that's life.  Would have really dug some mini-Joe vehicles, but blah blah - not right for the brand blah blah.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 16, 2010, 11:06 PM
But yet Titanium was perfect for the Spider-Man figures they put out?  I think the Joe brand would have been good for the Titanium treatment.  Other companies are putting out die-cast military vehicles including both ground and air.

But, based on the price, would you pay $7 - $8+ for a Titanium VAMP when you could get one with a figure for $15 on the shelf next to it?  That was always a problem with the Titanium line IMO, the price.  It was one of the worst values Hasbro had out for the SW line even though I liked the line for the most part.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 17, 2010, 06:12 PM
Oh I totally agree that $7-$8 a pop would have been too expensive, but I - myself  have been hooked since these started at $4.99 for SW and would have totally been there to support Joe tites, but I'm probably in the minority.  Hopefully something will pop up down the road like the exclusive SW 5 packs that WM had or something, but I'm not holding my breath.

It will be interesting to see how this POC stuff does this year.  Saw the zip toy things at TRU the other day and I guess kids will dig em?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on January 18, 2010, 11:59 AM
I was reading through some of the various Joe Q and A's, and it seems like most "new" Joe stuff (primarily the "Pursuit of Cobra" line) will be held until Fall as well.  I realize there's probably a fair amount of movie stuff to burn through at retail yet, but it seems like there's a pretty big break for a lot of Hasbro's lines coming up this year.  I'm not familiar with what is going on with Transformers, but - aside from Iron Man 2 - I wonder what the big focus/push is for Hasbro in the meantime?  I guess we'll be getting some new CW, and possibly MU stuff as well, but otherwise it is a lighter movie year than previous years have been.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on January 18, 2010, 02:55 PM
Hasbro released 6 die-cast Titanium sized vehicles in 1982.  They made a MMS, FLAK, HAL, VAMP, RAM and MOBAT.  I have the FLAK and it is awesome.  

http://www.yojoe.com/archive/nottoys/diecasttoys.shtml
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 18, 2010, 06:00 PM
I was in Target today and noticed the GI Joe prices went up on some figures.  There were pegs for A and B collections with A being $7.89, something like that, and the B were still $5.99.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 18, 2010, 06:45 PM
Two of the Targets I frequent are still sitting on a mountian of "rescue mission" sets at 75% off.  I just laugh everytime I walk by.....sorry

Hasbro released 6 die-cast Titanium sized vehicles in 1982.  They made a MMS, FLAK, HAL, VAMP, RAM and MOBAT.  I have the FLAK and it is awesome.  

http://www.yojoe.com/archive/nottoys/diecasttoys.shtml

Those are AWESOME!!  First time I've even seen these.  Wish I knew about these when I was 4  ;)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on January 19, 2010, 05:11 AM
New Joe Canuck newsletter posted last night.  Great read.  Information about Fury Force customs, Action Force history and more.  I've been a big fan of these guys since attending the 2009 Canadian Joecon.

http://www.joecanuck.com/joe/board/index.php?topic=4076.0
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on January 19, 2010, 10:40 AM
I was in Target today and noticed the GI Joe prices went up on some figures.  There were pegs for A and B collections with A being $7.89, something like that, and the B were still $5.99.

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Same here - though I scanned some figures, and everything from the initial assortment rang up at $3.49, while the later waves were ringing up at $5.99.

Also, found three of the Target exclusive 4-pks on clearance for $4.98 each - got them all.  Hard to pass up figures for that cheap (and the extra Snake Eyes and Duke figures are already spoken for, though I'm keeping all the Vipers).
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 19, 2010, 01:52 PM
I'll probably be in Target tonight and maybe I'll scan a couple figs to see what they ring up for, just see if the peg price is right.

The 4-packs made it to $9.99 but then went at 75% off.  My Target has always been pretty consistent, Thursday mornings were when you could find the clearance items hitting their next level of discount.  I went in last Thursday morning and nothing had changed.  Stopped in again that night, nothing.  Friday morning, however, I didn't stop as I was late for work and sure enough, they hit the 75% discount that morning.  By the time I stopped after work I'd missed out on the Joe sets and the Rancor I had my eyes on.

Not too big of a loss on the Joe pack but I was a little miffed about the Rancor.  I could have picked one up any time, it's just that budget wise, $12 was much better than $24...and getting beat by Target changing their day to mark down felt like losing a game in OT by a field goal.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 19, 2010, 06:38 PM
Ya - my Target hit 75% off last Friday as well.  That Joe set must just be unpopular with Minnesotans.  They're just not going anywhere.  I can pick up some sets if anybody wants.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 19, 2010, 07:38 PM
After Chewie posted about scanning Joes for $3.49 at Target I stopped tonight and sure enough, the A assortment was scanning at $3.49.  The only two figures they had from that assortment were an Ice Viper and Destro, but I bought the Ice Viper.

I probably would have gotten a Cover Girl and Heavy Duty if they'd been marked down but I wasn't that interested in them for $6.  I should have scanned these figs sooner, they must have been marked down for a while.  That would explain what happened to all the Scarlett figures that had been peg warming. 

I also bought a Doctor figure at WM for $5.00.  I've been meaning to snag him and figured if the prices go back up, now was the time to buy.

I wasn't interested in that 4-pack from Target enough to pay full price, or even 50% off, but for 75% I'd have added the Snake Eyes and Duke to my collection.  But neither is really that important.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on January 20, 2010, 01:01 AM
My local Target had like 20 of those sets last Friday at 75% off. And to think I paid full price for that thing. I did, however, get a couple of great clearance goodies lately- the Past and Present set was marked down to $17.48, so I got the last one. Then I scored a Night Raven at WM for $11 tonight, which was great.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 20, 2010, 11:46 AM
Has anyone found the RHINO on markdown at Target?  I was suprised that didn't go to the clearance aisle after Christmas.

But, while others are finding the X-Wing, TIE and Battle Packs marked down, my Target moved them to a new end cap and left the regular price along with the Then and Now Joe set and the Transformers.  And the RHINO is still in the main action figure aisle at full price.  And not really selling.  Even over Christmas my store didn't shift a single RHINO and only one or two of the Then and Now sets.

It's really not in my budget to pay fulll price on the RHINO but I would pick it up for 50-75% off.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 20, 2010, 12:00 PM
Has anyone found the RHINO on markdown at Target?  I was suprised that didn't go to the clearance aisle after Christmas.

Not around here - still full price on the bottom shelf.  I was kinda shocked it didn't go on clearance with everything else they let go so ya...Kinda strange.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on January 20, 2010, 02:17 PM
I found a Wraith (and the rest of that wave) at TJ Maxx for $3.99.  First time I'd ever seen him on the shelf.

Had to resist buying up all seven BATs...
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on January 20, 2010, 02:18 PM
Those $9.99 deluxes are also ringing up cheaper now - $6.49 each.  Just scanned a few at my local Target.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 24, 2010, 04:53 PM
Those $9.99 deluxes are also ringing up cheaper now - $6.49 each.  Just scanned a few at my local Target.

I picked up 2 more SNAKE armor sets at that price yesterday so I'm at 4.  I think I'm good on those now even though 4 isn't a crazy number.  Also got another heap of vinty Joe vehicles via Vlad.  Thanks!   ;D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: GrandMoffNick on January 25, 2010, 07:01 AM
I apologize if this is old news, but Kohl's has their GiJoe figs for $3.?? now.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 25, 2010, 02:52 PM
I am also surprised that the RHINO hasn't been marked down yet.  I am guessing they won't be marking it down now until the Pit is on its way out - which I am also surprised that it isn't going going gone..

If anyone didn't garb the Pit yet at a low price I did see that the Meijer by me had some for $50.  From everything I have heard about the Pit I am still not ready to jump on at that price - unless someone here can talk me into it.  I went on Amazon the other day and read all the reviews from parents giving it to their kids - it was a humorous read.  I think there were like 15 reviews and something like 14 people gave it one star and only one person, an adult collector, gave it 5.

One guy said he wanted to send it to the CEO of Hasbro see he can watch him put it together.   ;D
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on January 28, 2010, 07:29 PM
May be some movement at your Target stores.  I stopped in today and found the RHINO, Pit and a couple other Joe toys on 30% clearance markdown.

They also had the Rapid Roller doohickeys and the big Accelerator Suit Duke tagged.  That's all I noticed but I didn't look closely at the other odd lines like the Tough Troopers and that type of stuff...or the role play items.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darby on January 28, 2010, 08:24 PM
I found the same at my Target.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 28, 2010, 09:59 PM
I found the Pit for $69ish something today, but no discount on the Rhino.  I'll buy the Pit at 75% off if I ever find it at that price, but still....not sure I want/need it. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on January 28, 2010, 10:26 PM
Might have to see if the RHINO is around tomorrow. I'm still kicking myself for not picking that up when it was $5 on HTS a few years back.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on January 29, 2010, 10:20 PM
Picked up the TRU exclusives of Doc and Shipwreck tonight. I also found the Sting Raider, but passed on it for now.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on January 30, 2010, 10:04 PM
Found a bunch of Rhinos at 30% off today, but I'm going to wait for the next round before I pick up this repaint.  $35 is still a great price for this thing though.  No signs of the TRU stuff hitting even though I'm not that interested, but would like to at least check them out in person.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on February 1, 2010, 03:32 PM
Well, I don't think that I'm going to have any problems finding a RHINO for cheap, I was just in Target and they put out more in the clearance aisle...coupled with the 3 in the main aisle, there are over 30 in my store.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 2, 2010, 01:23 AM
Since I don't keep up with GIJ to know, I'm just going to post some new images I may get as I get them...  THought this Snake Eyes wasn't familiar to me, but maybe to you guys.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on February 2, 2010, 02:20 AM
That's City Strike Snake Eyes, out now in ROC wave 5, if my eyes don't deceive me.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 2, 2010, 03:22 AM
OK, I wasn't sure...  I have a tough time without seeing names knowing who's what with this line.  The joys of a non-collector trying to keep up for a collector.  ::) 

GIJ stuff tends to trickle in with other things, and so I figure better safe than sorry.  Thanks II.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 4, 2010, 12:01 PM
Pits & Rhinos are 50% off today (at least at my Target)  Another 25% off and I'll cave...on both.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on February 4, 2010, 12:18 PM
I'll buy the RHINO at 75% off.  If the 30+ at my store hang around I wouldn't be surprised if it gets to 90% off...in which case I'd buy another 2 or 3 just because.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on February 5, 2010, 01:57 AM
OK, I wasn't sure...  I have a tough time without seeing names knowing who's what with this line.  The joys of a non-collector trying to keep up for a collector.  ::) 

GIJ stuff tends to trickle in with other things, and so I figure better safe than sorry.  Thanks II.

Did you get that image recently? It might be a preproduction piece for the Resolute multi-packs that are coming out this fall, and that this Snake Eyes (who's technically a Resolute figure) might be a lock for these packs.  :)

But all those accessories kind of throw me on that, since I doubt a Hasbro multi-pack would have all of a figure's original accessories, what with the TRU McQuarrie debacle.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 5, 2010, 02:02 AM
Yeah, it's recent, but sometimes that doesn't mean much too.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on February 5, 2010, 01:49 PM
But all those accessories kind of throw me on that, since I doubt a Hasbro multi-pack would have all of a figure's original accessories, what with the TRU McQuarrie debacle.

And didn't you love the answer they gave when asked about the accessories in that pack?  You could basically see them shrugging and saying "Huh."

I stopped in Target last night and the RIHNO was down to 50% off already, so was the Pit.  They also had the last of their figures clearance tagged at $4 and change, these are from the assortment that didn't get marked down to $3 and change a couple weeks ago.  Also have clearance tags on the 12" Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow which were just 30% off, as is the Then and Now Snow Job pack.

Basically, Target is purging Joe right now.  And if the Star Wars shortage is going to suck this summer, it's sounding like Joe could be as bad or worse since it's not sounding like anything will be shipping from that line.  At least we have some CW and Comic Packs to look forward to in the SW line...plus the (now) TRU exclusive wave.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 7, 2010, 03:56 PM
What's a good site for ordering o-rings for vinty Joes?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on February 7, 2010, 07:55 PM
O-Rings

gijoeheaven.com

smalljoes.com

joeparts.com

ebay
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on February 8, 2010, 02:32 AM
Or, you could just go to your local hardware store and get a 3/8" faucet washer, since they're ostensibly the same thing. I've used those for years to replace o-rings.   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 8, 2010, 02:34 AM
Yeah I was just going to say the same thing II did...  They're just faucet washers more or less so any hardware store should have the right stuff for a bit cheaper.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on February 13, 2010, 04:32 PM
Excellent news, Resolute boxed sets:
- Snake Eyes
- Scarlett
- Duke
- Stalker
- Flint
- Beachhead
- Roadblock

- Storm Shadow
- Destro
- Baroness
- Zartan
- Alley Viper
- Firefly
- Cobra Commander

The Snake Eyes is a little different as far as paint apps go, but I will probably buy both of these sets based on the photos.

New Recondo and Dusty that look pretty good in the Pursuit of Cobra line (wave 2).  Couple of them are kind of terrible looking (Desert & Jungle Snake Eyes, Duke, Beachhead) while others are really different but I kind of like, such as Firefly (doesn't look like FF, but looks like a cool figure) and Zartan.

New VAMP 4x4 looks cool as does the Wolf Hound (Snowcat).  The Mech suits are re-tasked Sigma Six designs but I'm not hot on either.  I'd love to see an updated Dragonhawk, though, that ships an excellent design.  The new AWE Striker is okay, but the Nightfox pack-in figure looks excellent.  New HISS tank is kind of cool also.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on February 13, 2010, 04:44 PM
Also, looks like the card art we had a glimpse of a few weeks ago was real.

(http://imperialholocron.com/photos/gijoe/2010-gijoecard.jpg)

Also, apparently that Cobra Commander we thought would be a mail-away is now going to be a chase figure.  New Sgt. Slaughter...who will have two variants and will be an SDCC exclusive.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on February 13, 2010, 05:46 PM
THe best news  is that NO More Actor Likenesses going into Pursuit of Cobra.

Polar/Arctic Duke is cancelled...get yours at an Ebay near you soon.

The Ripcord with the wings (can't remember the name) also cancelled, but his parts will make an appearance.

I got a great pic of Resolute Stalker's Dreads.  Will post it in our Toy Fair Coverage.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on February 13, 2010, 10:48 PM
HissTank.com's shaky-as-**** You Tube coverage makes me nauseous.  Any idea when the JD pics will be up so I can have a Joegasm without getting carsick?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darby on February 13, 2010, 11:51 PM
I wonder why no actor likenesses?  That Ripcord was awesome.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on February 14, 2010, 12:19 AM
Just looking through some of the pics, and the upcoming Joe stuff doesn't look too bad.  Sure, it isn't 25th anniversary stuff...but as a toy line, it looks kind of nice.  Digging some of the vehicles, and the figures too.  The Resolute packs in particular are something I'm definitely hoping to pick up...has it been mentioned if these are some sort of an exclusive (I'm guessing yes), and if so, where?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on February 14, 2010, 09:58 AM
Firefly and Beachhead were the guys that got me hooked on the 25th line, and the new versions look great.  The new Duke is cool, too.  Normally, I don't think they can go wrong with Snake Eyes or Storm Shadow, but I don't really like either of them too much, but I'll have to wait 'till I see them in person.  I don't like the Recondo, Dusty, or Zartan at all.  A little too weird.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on February 14, 2010, 10:36 PM
Yeah, I'm really liking what's on tap for Joe this year. Glad to see the actor likenesses being done away with, for some reason. Can't wait for those Resolute packs.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on February 15, 2010, 11:30 AM
I may have missed it, but are the Resolute packs online and/or retailer exclusive?  Some of the new stuff looks pretty nice, but since I'm trying to cut back on the "other" stuff, I'll likely just grab those Resolute sets unless we start seeing more 25th style stuff.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on February 15, 2010, 01:20 PM
They're to be online exclusives, like the Cobra Island 7-packs.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on February 15, 2010, 11:10 PM
Sgt Slaughter for SDCC (http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=288&itemid=15448)

Great news. I've read on other sites that there will be two versions- one with the mail-away's paint job, and the other with the paint job the figure packed with the Triple-T had.

Hopefully I'll be able to acquire this one- it has to be the best SDCC exclusive for GI Joe they've ever done.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on February 15, 2010, 11:34 PM
I saw a few things from the Toy Fair pics that I'm interested in.  Not too much, but probably $100 worth this year.  I'm guessing 1-2 HISS Tanks, and a handful of other figures.  Not sure about the Resolute stuff right now.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on February 15, 2010, 11:55 PM
Hopefully, that new Rage finally gets released.  They retooled the wheels and everything so hopefully they make it happen. 

Otherwise, the rest are ok and I'll probably pick up a few.  Most likely will pick up that frosty Destro.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 16, 2010, 10:15 AM
Sgt Slaughter for SDCC (http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=288&itemid=15448)

Great news. I've read on other sites that there will be two versions- one with the mail-away's paint job, and the other with the paint job the figure packed with the Triple-T had.

Hopefully I'll be able to acquire this one- it has to be the best SDCC exclusive for GI Joe they've ever done.

Sweet!  I never could find that bulid n brawl version (for the headswap with the ROC chainsaw guy) so this is very good news.   :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on February 16, 2010, 12:08 PM
I found two BnB Slaughters and I didn't buy either of them, so this is great for me too. Of course, I never found Bench Press either, so I couldn't have done the custom anyway.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 16, 2010, 07:49 PM
So what's the timeline for POC?  Are we still looking at August or whatever for this stuff?  Not thrilled about everything shown, but will bite on a few things here and there.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on February 16, 2010, 08:57 PM
Yup, August.

Shipwreck and Doc are all we have till Spring when we get some more packs but not that many more Singles...

I don't know if anybody asked the GI Joe guy (they were down to just one Rep for the show) any of the questions.  Everytime I tried to get over there to ask questions, I was hip checked out of the way, not the fault of other collector sites though, the area set up for Joe did not lend itself to efficient picture taking.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 20, 2010, 05:35 PM
Picked up the Joe dojo thing at WM for $11.  Crappy figures, but the "base" and weapons are pretty cool.  Still a ton of Rhinos out there at $25.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on February 20, 2010, 07:47 PM
I never did see that set. I would have passed on it anyway, since it wasn't my bag. I've seen lots of Rhinos and Past & Present sets here locally, still sitting at 50%. I wish they'd hurry up and go 75%- I've been waiting weeks for the Rhino, and I'd happily buy another Past & Present set at 75% off.

I received a set of vintage ARAH Tomax & Xamot in the mail today. They're in really nice condition, plus I got them for a great, couldn't-pass-on-it price of $18. The only thing that's missing is the string for the dumb hook thing, so no loss there. Glad to have these to replace the crappy ones I bought at an antique store in 2000 for $2 each.  :)
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on February 21, 2010, 03:35 PM
I saw tons of the VvV DVD dojo sets for $5 a pop back when I wasn't into Joes and always wanted it for some strange reason back then.  Well this was a few bucks more, but glad to have it.

I'm about maybe 90% done with acquiring a local bud's collection of vinty Joes and vehicles over the past few months.  Some of the vehicles are very dusty and I'm afraid to clean them because I don't want the stickers to lift.  I have to say that it's great having these figures all back though (Tomax & Xamot) included   ;)  Some holes to fill here and there, but I'm very happy that I got these all from one person rather than having to deal with tons of people and headaches on eBay.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 3, 2010, 11:27 PM
Some pics for the curious.

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010GIJ_GhosthawkPrototype01_Full.jpg)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010GIJ_GIJMechPrototype01_Full.jpg)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/010GIJ_CobraMechPrototype01_Full.jpg)

The mechs returning (and retooled to accept 3.75" figures) were kind of a neat thing during the Hasbro presentation, at least to me.

See, to me the mech suit, and the SNAKE armor and such, makes a buttload more sense/cooler idea than the HALO armor the Joes wore in Rise of Cobra (which I just watched Sunday *shudder*).

I like the big bulky mech suits though.  Pretty cool and I'll nab one to customize I'm sure.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on March 3, 2010, 11:59 PM
Some other big news.  SDCC Slaughter Pics are up (both versions) at this site:

http://www.geekweek.com/2010/03/geekweek-exclusive-hasbros-sdcc-exclusive-sgt-slaughter-figure-revealed.html

Dig it! (and here's why)....

The Sarge was always a big guy, with a bit of a belly (and more so later in his career), but he was never that muscularly defined and this figure depicts that pretty well. I prefer the wrestling version over the one with the ROC movie legs, but both are pretty nice. Smooth sculpt, crisp details (boots and belts especially) and specific/correct accessories for each version. Really nice work H-bro.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 4, 2010, 08:44 AM
wow thanks for that Alyosha!  I am probably going to down for one of each - they look great!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 4, 2010, 10:52 AM
I was actually tempted on several occasions to pick up the Avatar mech suit so I may eventually cave on those since they do look kinda nifty.

Slaughter rocks!!  Can't wait for him.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on March 4, 2010, 11:30 AM
You should get that Avatar AMP suit.  it's a pretty nice piece.  Target is blowing them out for about $10 here so you might be able to find one cheap.

I put a couple different Joe figures in one and they worked.  Some of the larger figures, like Roadblock won't fit, but others will.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on March 4, 2010, 02:30 PM
Hey guys... Joe Defender (the humble beginnings) is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks to Scott for setting it up!

I am considering doing even a more Joe Specific Classifieds type/trade section in this part, what are your thoughts?
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: John C on March 4, 2010, 03:35 PM
I'll buy the Sarge if they put him on HTS.  I like the variant more. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Greg on March 4, 2010, 04:19 PM
I am considering doing even a more Joe Specific Classifieds type/trade section in this part, what are your thoughts?

I would be down for that. However, I'm biased as I have a small collection of ROC figs I'm looking to get rid of. 
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on March 4, 2010, 04:37 PM
Is there going to be like a whole JoeDefender.com website or just a forum section?

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on March 4, 2010, 06:04 PM
Baby Steps.....
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 4, 2010, 07:10 PM
Are you guys going to divy up all of the 2920 post in this thread or is it safe to start creating new specific ones?  I assume not as that's a ton of work.  Exciting times!  YO JOE Defender!
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Alyosha on March 4, 2010, 11:29 PM
Got some "in progress" headers for the upcoming new forum.  These are all still WIP (missing highlights, chrome effect, some colors and other things), but you can get an idea....maybe.

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/joeDEF2%5b1%5d.JPG)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/joeDEF4%5b1%5d.JPG)

(http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/joeDEF5%5b1%5d.JPG)


Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on March 5, 2010, 12:28 AM
Found new pegs set for GI Joe figures at Target tonight.  $5.04 price tag on them. Very odd amount.  Still, are there even waves due before August to fill them?  I haven't looked or tracked the releases.  I know my Target never got some of the newest waves with things like City Strike SE, new Baroness, second Doctor, Arctic Snake Eyes, etc.  I don't know if they're still shipping or not.  Is there anything coming between those types of waves and the POC relaunch this Fall?

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 5, 2010, 11:46 AM
Well, along with the CS SE there was also Arctic SS, Jungle Ripcord, CS Duke, that Desert Viper, and possibly another - other than that though I believe it is it until POC.

Funny that you mention that now about your Target never getting any of those figures - mine didn't either and it is a very big, busy Super Target.  The reason why I find this funny is that Target was supposed to be our "G.I. Joe Headquarters" as it was advertised when the movie was released.  They didn't even ever deal out most of the last few waves in any substantial amount....

In regards to jd.com starting a new GI Joe thing - I am all for it.  I am not real big fan of 'Stank and some of the members over there.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on March 5, 2010, 02:40 PM
The Targets around here have been at $5.04 for a few weeks now... all they have is Desto and Neo Viper.

Picked up my first two figures in a while last night - Jungle Ripcord and City Strike Snake Eyes.  Kept passing on them for a while, then finally bit at Wal-Mart.

Also, I had a VAMP and HISS still in the package... my 2-1/2 year old son has been really excited watching 80s Joe cartoons lately, so last night I gave them to him along with about a dozen figures.  More fun watching him enjoy it than having them for myself.  Just not letting him get at the little pieces yet until he's older.
Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on March 5, 2010, 08:01 PM
My Target was really overloaded with those first one or two waves of movie figures.  I think the Helix wave was as far as they got past the initial movie order.

Walmart in town got the CS Snake Eyes about two months ago and the wave with Arctic Snake Eyes and the others about a month ago, so I got some of the later issue figs I wanted. 

But Target, they really got swamped early and never recovered.  We just got rid of the last of the figs, Cover Girl and Heavy Duty, for $2.18 each.  The other collection sold out at $3 a pop back in early February or so. 

Also, noticed today that the Joe figure pegs were marked $5 at Walmart.  They only have one Storm Shadow and I don't expect to see another figure in that store, the pegs will probably disappear in a few weeks and that'll be it till August.

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Title: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on March 6, 2010, 02:09 AM
The only place I ever saw the Kamakura/White Doctor wave was at Aldi last fall. 
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Post by: spiderpumpkin on March 9, 2010, 07:48 PM
Bought a blue Firebat at Wal-Mart today.  I passed on it months back and was hoping to find it once again.  I haven't opened it yet but it looks very cool.  I didn't realize it was white on the bottom which is cool because I want to use it in some arctic layouts.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on March 11, 2010, 02:47 PM
I opened up the blue Firebat last might and was blown away.  This is definitely an arctic vehicle which is always welcome.  They even put new ski landing gear on the bottom.  I'm going to pick up a few more up at the K-Marts where I also saw them.  Still not sure if these will be used by Cobra or GI Joe.  I may have to customize them with some Cobra decals.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on March 11, 2010, 10:45 PM
Just a heads-up- I've heard of people finding the Cobra Island 7-packs at Ross stores for $16.99. As I don't have a Ross anywhere near me, if anyone finds these, to please keep me in mind, as I'd love to buy a set off of you if you find them.  ;D
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on March 11, 2010, 11:09 PM
No Ross stores up here but maybe TJ Maxx and Marshals will get them too.  I drove right by a TJM today.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 12, 2010, 08:51 AM
holy crap - that would be incredible to find the cobra 7 pack for that price!
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 12, 2010, 09:38 AM
Isn't Ross part of the same family as Marshalls/TJM?  No Ross up hear as SP pointed out, but I'd be game for a few more Cobra packs for $17 if I could find some.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on March 12, 2010, 11:42 AM
No, it isn't, unfortunately. Ross and AJ Wright are the same family.  :-\ Not that it matters, since my TJ Maxx never gets in any of the cool discounted Joe stuff. There's been 2 or 3 rounds of that stuff hitting TJ lately, and I haven't seen a damn thing, and it's not for lack of trying.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 12, 2010, 11:52 AM
Rhinos have finally hit 75% off!  I thought I'd never see the day....
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 12, 2010, 12:40 PM
cool - I will have to hit Target up after work and see if there are any more left.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on March 12, 2010, 01:19 PM
Nice!  My Target has been sitting on about 30 RHINOs for the last 3 weeks at 50% off, I was hoping to see 75%.  I'll be stopping on my way home.

I may also look for the 12" Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow figures.  If they're at 75% off now it might be worth getting both for about $10 just for the accessories and outfits.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 12, 2010, 07:22 PM
YMMV - stopped by another Target that's 5 minutes away from the other and they were still at 50% off.  Hope I didn't get anybody's hopes up, but hope you found a $12.48 version if you went hunting.   ;)
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on March 12, 2010, 07:27 PM
Yeah, went by Target today and still 50% off.  No worries though.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on March 12, 2010, 08:09 PM
Eh, no joy here, still 50% off.  It's just a matter of time before they drop, though.  I'm just surprised that they've sat on them this long for that price.  Usually 2 weeks at any one discount is all you get, sometimes less.  Since my store, in particular, had so many of them left I figured they'd be moving them out faster but maaybe they're looking to lose as little as possible on them.

Still, I'm in a small market and the amount of stock they have, it just can't be absorbed here. 

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on March 12, 2010, 11:09 PM
I found them at 75% off, and finally picked one up. About time they went down.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Matt R. on March 13, 2010, 03:04 AM
I wish I had a Ross store in my area so I can get the cobra islands for 16.99 each, instead of biting the bullet at BBTS for $70
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on March 13, 2010, 08:34 PM
I stopped in Target tonight and the RHINO was mareded won to 75% off so I bought one.  No movement on the 12" Snake Eyes or Storm Shadow, though.  Not worth it at 50% off just for the outfits.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Packbar on March 15, 2010, 09:02 PM
I went to my Ross store today after seeing the post onthe front page.  I have wanted the Cobra set of the Cobra Island packs since they first showed pics of them but I don't care about the Joe set and everywhere of course only sells them together.  So  I get there and looked and looked and I found one Cobra set at the end of an aisle on the top shelf face down with a Joe set behind it!  So I got my oh so desired Cobra set for a great deal!  Thanks jedidefender!
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on March 15, 2010, 11:44 PM
Received my PoC Snow Job today. It's awesome.  :) Hopefully, the rest of the PoC line is up to this standard.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 16, 2010, 01:12 AM
I went to my Ross store today after seeing the post onthe front page.  I have wanted the Cobra set of the Cobra Island packs since they first showed pics of them but I don't care about the Joe set and everywhere of course only sells them together.  So  I get there and looked and looked and I found one Cobra set at the end of an aisle on the top shelf face down with a Joe set behind it!  So I got my oh so desired Cobra set for a great deal!  Thanks jedidefender!

Sure. :)
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on March 19, 2010, 02:07 AM
I stopped in Target last night and found the 12" Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow marked down to $4.98 so I picked up one of each.

The figures themselves are pretty much a waste, with the terrible chopping arm action feature and goofy sound effects.

The Accessories aren't bad.  One thing I didn't realize, or had forgotten, is that the sword sheaths for Storm Shadow fit into slots built into the back of the figure's torso.  I thought they were on their own "web" gear like Snake Eyes' sword.  Still, the outfit is salvageable, I just need to build a harness for the sheaths and I'll build a custom SS.

I'm also going to take some of the accessories from SE and use them with the kitbashed figure I have.

Overall, not too bad for $10 for both figures, but still...I'm not sure they even make the best toys and they certainly aren't collector focused.  I know I wouldn't have liked them as a kid because of the right arms that are basically useless for most anything.  The sounds...eh.  They aren't terrible, but not my thing.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on March 21, 2010, 07:23 PM
Looks like the 3rd wave of Target exclusive Deluxe vehicles were canceled.

Per Generalsjoes:

2) What is the current status of the third wave of Target Exclusive vehicles, the RAM w/ Sandstorm, Whirlwind w/ Range-Viper, Trubble Bubble w/ Elite-Viper, and Glider w/ Ace?  Are they still getting released?

2) Unfortunately there are currently no plans for their release.


That makes twice the Whirlwind has been canceled. Which bites, since I wanted that with the Range Viper. I suppose they'll find their way into the PoC line, but who knows.

Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on March 21, 2010, 10:21 PM
I'm not sure if it's economy or just bad ideas on Hasbro's part that so many of their lines are falling apart.  With all the cancellations between Star Wars and GI Joe, it's not looking like a good 2010.

What's up with the Transformer line?  Is that going through as much of a hard time as SW and Joe?

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on March 21, 2010, 11:50 PM
That's a good question, I think it's a combination of all of the above.

For both brands, I think the economy hurts, and a lot of Hasbro's choice of figures for things like the comic packs for Star Wars especially.  There's some questionable figures packed into many of those for sure.  A lot of their exclusives are in a similar boat.

Regarding GI JOE, I think a lot of the problem might be something Hasbro admitted - their figures were priced too high.  They also seemed to overproduce the first couple of waves of ROC figures, which is something one would think a company like them would figure out.  They should have the foresight to understand that if the first couple of waves of figures is overproduced, it's going to cause later waves to have problems shipping (I think that's part of the problem with Legacy as well).

In most aspects, I blame Hasbro.  They're a big enough company with more than enough resources to get things figured out.  When things go wrong, it seems they like to point their finger to their consumers quite a bit though, which I think is disgusting.  This is all just my personal opinion though.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on March 22, 2010, 11:37 PM
I remember Hasbro had quite a shortage of product during the first TF flick, and they must be afraid to leave money on the table nowadays.

What gets me is the Deluxe fig/vehicle sets getting canned. Those are an amazing deal at $10, but they make such poor choices in regards to selection. (a pink Trouble Bubble? Really?) Those always needed to be an open-stock deal instead of exclusive, but that's just my opinion.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darby on March 28, 2010, 07:35 PM
FYI, basic figs have been marked down to $3.99 at Target, and the Raven thing is $20.  Not sure if this is just locally (Iowa) or elsewhere.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on March 30, 2010, 01:34 AM
I saw the same sale at Target here in NY.  They only basic figures they have are from one of the first two waves of ROC; Snake Eyes w/ Timber, Storm Shadow, Scarlett, etc.  Not even worth it.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 30, 2010, 10:06 AM
all they have at my local Target are 4 filled pegs which only contain about 5 Baronness' from the first wave, and all the rest are the generic Cobra Viper.   ::)

Turtle Viper must not have won over too many fans in my area I guess.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on March 30, 2010, 01:06 PM
None of the Targets in my area ever stocked anything past the first two waves of ROC....So there's still a lot of junk left.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on March 31, 2010, 12:28 AM
I might pick up a couple more Neo-Vipers. It'd be hard to resist them for $4 each.

I wish they'd mark the Bravos down to $20, though. I'd like to pick up one of the three Gunships my local Target has had sitting around for months.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on March 31, 2010, 01:40 PM
Picked up two RHINOS for $12.48 the other day, one for my son and one for me to customizing for SW.  Wheee!
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Matt R. on April 1, 2010, 02:38 AM
I pick up the Night Raven for $20.  on ebay news I scored some vintage joes complete w/ filecards and minty for cheap they are

84 Duke - $8.00
84 Airtight - $6.00
83 Ripcord - $2.95
83 Blowtorch - $2.95

I already have Snow Job of the Past/Present set. Good enough for me

I am happy ( I am not collecting the entire line, just my favorites) List of Vintage joes I plan on getting

Snake Eyes V2
Torpedo
Dusty
Breaker
Flint
Beachhead
Scarlet
Sci-fi
Cobra Commander V1
Destro
Baroness
FireFly
Storm Shadow
Cobra Eel
Snow Serpent



Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 1, 2010, 11:01 AM
Nice score on the vinty Joes!  One of my Kmarts has about 5-10 Night Ravens for $11.  I don't like the ROC version, but it's a decent price I suppose.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darby on April 1, 2010, 07:16 PM
Those are some nice scores, Matt.  Way to go.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 2, 2010, 01:49 PM
Got 10 large burning a hole in your pocket?

Maybe you can spend it on an unopened USS Flagg. (http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/lil_taz11/items/GI_Joe_USS_FLAGG_Aircraft_Carrier__Never_been_opened)
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on April 2, 2010, 07:50 PM
It looks to be in excellent condition.  I don't know if it's 10K worth of excellent, but it is an impressive piece that does have a hefty price tag.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on April 3, 2010, 10:46 AM
That would be something I would want to visit in person before I dropped that much money on it.  I would also want to pick it up in person, (it is a 4 hour drive from the house)....

However, a toy still in the package to me is like wasted potenital, to me.

Alot of the cancelled Pursuit of Cobra stuff is coming up on Ebay lately too.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 3, 2010, 05:32 PM
what are some of the POC things that have been cancelled?
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 3, 2010, 06:00 PM
That would be something I would want to visit in person before I dropped that much money on it.  I would also want to pick it up in person, (it is a 4 hour drive from the house)....

Are you going to bite?  I don't keep up with all things eBay, but $10K is a bit much in my eyes for this thing.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 3, 2010, 06:46 PM
what are some of the POC things that have been cancelled?

Any figures with actor likenesses, like Arctic Threat Duke and Desert Battle Ripcord. There's also Jungle Assualt Duke, Elite Ice Viper, and the Night Raven repaint that seem to have been axed in their current forms. Hasbro has said the parts from some of these figures will see release, but not the way they are now. Also, the Snow Job and Zartan that are on ebay now won't have near as many accessories when they're released this fall.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 3, 2010, 06:51 PM
Just scored a vintage HAVOC on ebay for $18 shipped.  ;D
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on April 3, 2010, 08:34 PM
That would be something I would want to visit in person before I dropped that much money on it.  I would also want to pick it up in person, (it is a 4 hour drive from the house)....

Are you going to bite?  I don't keep up with all things eBay, but $10K is a bit much in my eyes for this thing.

No chance.  If I spend that kind of money it needs to be 65+ years old and have US Army Painted on it.

In fact I can't think of any toy that would coax me into dropping that much coin at one time or even a 10th of that.

I'm just saying if any of you guys want in on it, fly to Dallas, I'll pay for gas one way to OKLAHOMA...just to see it.

Sadly look at that surroundings of that thing... this thing is MINT in a MINT box?  That is the only thing Mint or complete in any of the pics...except the complete mess.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 3, 2010, 10:35 PM
Also, the Snow Job and Zartan that are on ebay now won't have near as many accessories when they're released this fall.

whoa - that one sucks right there!  I really like the Zartan figure and all he comes with - and the mere fact that Snow Job comes (or would have come) with all that cool **** was the only factor that had me re-buying yet another Snow Job figure - so Hasbro is gonna lose a sale (or several) from me on this.

You have a link to where they say they are going to be canning all this stuff?  I remember reading about dropping the actor's likeness', but the drop in accessories is what I am not remembering.  

So am I to assume that both Zartan and Ripcord will have different heads?  If so, are there pics out for their new heads?  linky please   ;D

edit:  Ok, I saw in some pics over at CTR that in the display at TF, Zartan still had the ROC head with what looks like all of his accessories, but in the "Press Images" it is more of a Resolute style headsculpt showing him only with his machine gun (I sure hope he comes with more than just his machine gun - I want it all).  The deco between the two are also very different - with press release version looking way too clean.  The same thing can be said in the differences between the old/new variations of Jungle Duke - he is a lot cleaner now too.

Anyway, Now I guess I am still curious as to what accessories will be coming with Zartan and Snow Job, and am also still looking for a pic of what Ripcords head will look like now.

ps - can I still expect Dusty and Recondo to come with everything they were shown with at Toy Fair?
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 4, 2010, 08:40 PM
I don't have any links about the Night Raven getting canceled, but there is this link with official images from Hasbro where Snow Job and Zartan seem to lack a lot of accessories we saw them with (and bought from) ws_toys.

Hisstank linky. (http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/toy-fair-17/official-gi-joe-375-pursuit-of-cobra-images-from-toy-fair-2010-9332/)

I have a Snow Job on my desk, and I can see that this image here lacks most of his accessories- skis, skipoles, gas can, bedroll, and probably some others. Of course, this image also has a 25th Ann.-design stand, whereas mine has a ROC-styled one. It's a little confusing as to what's really going on, but I think it's wise to pick up some of those figs from ws_toys because I can easily see Hasbro getting rid of all those accessories.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on April 4, 2010, 10:10 PM
I was wondering about that Snow Job, but then I was wondering if maybe the photo just didn't detail everything?  But I'm pretty sure that they specifically said that the Cobra Commander figure, now that it's a chase and not mail-away, would lose some of the accessories that were initially slated for him.

Come to think of it, though, I don't recall seeing the Snow Job figure in the booth at Toy Fair.  And I can't spot any pictures of him on the couple of sites I looked at quickly.  Mabye they only released that press photo?

Hmmm...maybe I should jump on one of those in-hand eBay auctions and snag him because that's one that I do want.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on April 5, 2010, 12:28 PM
I kind of want the Zartan.  Guess I'll spring for one soon, all those accessories look really cool.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Greg on April 5, 2010, 02:47 PM
I was looking at the ToyFair pics and they had two carded figures (Jungle Duke and Storm Shadow) that were packaged with quite a few accessories each. It didn't look like Duke had the missile launcher, but it seemed that both rifles, the knife, and backpack were present.

Either way, I'm pretty excited about this line. These figures seem to look a bit more realistic than the movie figures. I'll definitely pick and choose when buying, but I think POC is shaping up to be a solid line.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 9, 2010, 04:13 AM
GI Joe 1987 Defiant brand new sealed MISB AFA graded (http://cgi.ebay.com/GI-Joe-1987-Defiant-brand-new-sealed-MISB-AFA-graded_W0QQitemZ230457953878QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item35a85d4e56)

I'll be honest- if I had the cash, I'd buy this thing, break that acrylic case, and open that sucker up.

And I'd probably be living in the box it came in if I did buy it.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darby on April 9, 2010, 09:50 AM
Wow.   :o

Ben, you can swing living in a box right?
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: efranks on April 9, 2010, 10:00 AM
As cool as the Flagg is, if I had the cash I'd go with the Defiant also.  And I'm with II, I'd open that and set it up.

I've always been more impressed with that than probably any other Joe vehicle.  I don't even really remember that from when I was a kid, because I'm pretty sure if I was still buying Joes when that came out I'd have done anything to get my hands on one.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 9, 2010, 11:23 AM
I remember spending the night at a buddy's house and walking home that Saturday morning.  It was trash day and sitting right there on the curb with two trash bins was the base for the Defiant.  The shuttles and accessories were missing, but I didn't care.  That thing was HUGH!  Dragged that sucker all the way home with me.  I had the Crusader which was a repaint of the smaller shuttle so that worked out well. 

I'm picking up the Terror Drome next month and I have a feeling it's going to lead me back to these larger playsets.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on April 9, 2010, 11:41 AM
I had the Defiant as a kid.  It's still at my parents house, but it's in horrifying shape now.  Had a lot of fun with it.

On a side note, I'm going to be going through a complete restore (http://www.yakfaceforums.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=5345) of my Terror Drome this summer, and depending on how it looks, I may decide to custom paint it if I feel it would look better... then it's going to be given to my son for Christmas or his birthday, depending on when I get it done.

Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Matt R. on April 19, 2010, 10:18 PM
I recieved a POC snow job, it pretty awesome, one of the joe figures ever. I suggest picking up one on ebay.  I decide that I will pick up POC Ripcord and Zartan. 
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 22, 2010, 01:40 AM
Just got a mega haul from BBTS:

1989 Stalker
1990 Salvo
a set of Cobra Island 7-packs (finally!)
Cobra Gunship
Ghost HAWK
wave 1 of classic Combat Heroes
and some 25th army builders- Eel, Snow Serpent, Bazooka Trooper, and a Para-Viper.

And, I received a 1989 Alley Viper yesterday, so all this stuff is really helping make a bad week better. :)
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Matt R. on April 23, 2010, 09:20 PM
I also did a haul this week at bbts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Extreme Conditions Sets,  Frak Cannon with C.L.A.W,  Firebat, HOFs Beachhead and Zartan, Extra Eels & para vipers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 26, 2010, 03:59 AM
GI Joe Train Concept Prototype (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250619732605)

I didn't think this thing actually existed in this form. This would be an incredible piece to own, but I'm willing to bet this thing might hit $10,000. It's at $2,225 right now, and there's still 2 1/2 days to go.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 26, 2010, 10:33 AM
never even heard of that...  It will be interesting to track and see how much it goes for at the end of auction.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: spiderpumpkin on April 26, 2010, 03:48 PM
GI Joe Train Concept Prototype (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250619732605)  

I didn't think this thing actually existed in this form. This would be an incredible piece to own, but I'm willing to bet this thing might hit $10,000. It's at $2,225 right now, and there's still 2 1/2 days to go.

The seller is designer/engineer Greg Berndtson.  He was at the 2009 Joecon and displayed this train prototype and others during his presentation.  He's the guy who developed the USS Flagg, HAL, JUMP, Tomahawk, Mauler and many others.  In 1985 he became the design director of the entire line.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on April 26, 2010, 07:45 PM
What size track does this thing fit on?

I''m not saying I am bidding, I am just interested for argument sake..... like this argument "But Honey, it runs on tracks that are readily available and our son DOES like trains"
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Jesse James on April 26, 2010, 08:56 PM
It seemed, to me anyway, that the article implied it fit on some kind of Playskool train track that already exists.  Maybe I misread the auction's description though.

I fear a M8 is fading fast.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on April 26, 2010, 08:59 PM
Never did know about that train.  Very cool.   8)  Wasn't there another standard vinty train set that wasn't compatible with Joes back in the day?  Maybe I'm thinking Transformers   ???
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 27, 2010, 04:42 AM
There was a type of train that made it to retail, but it wasn't scaled for the figures. It's on yojoe somewhere.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on April 27, 2010, 10:16 AM
It seemed, to me anyway, that the article implied it fit on some kind of Playskool train track that already exists.  Maybe I misread the auction's description though.

I fear a M8 is fading fast.

Fear not... that is still in the works.

But this train fascinates me. 
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on April 29, 2010, 01:02 AM
Well, it's a good thing I don't gamble. The auction went for $8,100. Still a pretty big chunk of change, though.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on May 6, 2010, 02:34 PM
Wave 13 is showing up at Marshall's now-ish. As I don't have a Marshall's near me (only a really cruddy TJ Maxx) I tell you all out of collector's courtesy.  :)
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: iFett on May 6, 2010, 02:44 PM
Wave 13 is showing up at Marshall's now-ish. As I don't have a Marshall's near me (only a really cruddy TJ Maxx) I tell you all out of collector's courtesy.  :)

25th w13?  Weren't those showing up at Ross?  We actually have Marshall's out here.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on May 7, 2010, 12:01 AM
It's hard to say who's getting what anymore. Big Lots, Ross, Marshalls, TJ Maxx... they've all gotten something or other.  :)
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Ben on May 15, 2010, 12:54 AM
Scored a bunch of stuff at a couple of Family Dollar stores here locally. It appeared to be a wave 12 revision case, which was good for some army builders. You can never go wrong with extra Ninja Vipers and Cobra Divers.

I also got a package from ws_toys today, which had Desert Battle Ripcord and Zartan and a Volcano Viper in it. It'll be sinful if we never see the Viper at retail. Everybody needs at least one.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Darby on May 15, 2010, 10:58 AM
Way to rub it in!   ;)

He hasn't shown back up yet.  Oh, well, he will.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
Post by: Paul on May 16, 2010, 10:34 AM
and a Volcano Viper in it. It'll be sinful if we never see the Viper at retail. Everybody needs at least one.

Or a squad of them.  I was able to trade for 15 of them and most of them are now spread around D/FW to collectors.

it is a great re-use of the ROC snow viper... Even if some of the ROC designs were terrible (Zombie Viper Helmets), I really commend Hasbro for making use of some of these molds into good figures.