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Title: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on March 6, 2010, 03:42 PM
Patiently awaiting until August to see if there's anything I want to bite on....I assume this line will continue full boar until the next movie hits theatres.  Hope we get a vinty/upgrade bone here or there until then.   :-\
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on March 7, 2010, 08:02 PM
A few months ago in the Q&A, Hasbro basically confirmed we'd see updates of Crazylegs and the SAW Viper, so at least they're peppering the line with those.

I don't like the wait until August. I need my City Strike Beach Head, Shadow Tracker, and Jungle Viper NOW, damn it. As soon as they hit ebay from Chinese sellers, I'm probably going to buy them there.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on April 22, 2010, 03:03 AM
Diamond Comics listed the first wave of PoC stuff, and here it is for your consumption:

POC WAVE 1: The evil schemes of Cobra are thwarted throughout the world by the noble soldiers of G.I. Joe, and their battles can be replayed time and again with the G.I. Joe action figures! Each figure stands 3 3/4" tall and comes with accessories. Fans can choose from Duke (Version 5), Storm Shadow (Version 5), Cobra Commander (Version 2), Alley Viper, Snake Eyes (Version 5), and many more. Blister card packaging. Estimated ship date: 7/28/10

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f49/scififan81/POC20wave201.jpg)

GI JOE BRAVO VEHICLES: Stage your own battles between the forces of G.I. Joe and Cobra with the all-new G.I. Joe Bravo Vehicles, scaled to the 3 3/4" figure height! Choose from the HISS Tank, packed with the HISS Driver, or the Wolf Hound, packaged with Whiteout.
Estimated ship date: 7/28/10

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f49/scififan81/HISS20Tank.jpg)

GI JOE ALPHA VEHICLES: Take your Joe and Cobra forces into battle with these 1- and 2-man vehicles, scaled to the 3 3/4" figure, each with its own exclusive pilot/driver! Collectors can choose from the Doom Cycle, which comes with Storm Rider, or the Ghost Hawk, which comes with Tomahawk. Estimated ship date: 7/28/10

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f49/scififan81/Dreadnok.jpg)

GI JOE MECH SUIT: In some battle situations, the forces of G.I. Joe and Cobra turn to their armored Mech Suits for high tech battles to determine the fate of the world. The G.I. Joe Mech Suit Figures comes with one mech suit and the matching driving figure, and are in scale with other 3 3/4" G.I. Joe action figures. Choose from the Steel Marauder (with Kickstart) or Cobra's Deviant (with Cyber Driver). Estimated ship date: 7/28/10

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f49/scififan81/Mechs.jpg)


Looks like the Jungle Viper and Shadow Tracker are in later waves. :( But it's great to see that Beach Head in the first wave. I'm really liking what PoC has to offer. :)
Except for the Mechs. Those are whatever.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 22, 2010, 09:34 AM
thanks for the info and the pics - unfortunately I cannot see the pics at work - but I can't wait to see them when I get home   :D
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on April 22, 2010, 11:03 AM
Nice to finally see some new pics.  Diggin the mech suits for the most part even though they're a little to colorful for my taste.  Definitely picking up a few things here and there.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: John C on April 22, 2010, 02:24 PM
I'm liking the Snow Job, Beach Head, Snow Cat repaint and the bike.  The rest, meh..  The HISS looks like ass.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on April 22, 2010, 02:52 PM
I really like the Wolf Hound.  I don't know if I'll bother to pick one up or not, but it's cool.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Paul on April 23, 2010, 06:23 PM
Jesse,

The POC Jungle Viper is on Ebay right now and you will love the gun he comes with....

A WWII Finish 20mm AT rifle "Lahti"... Give it to your German OST Troops or your Indiana Jones Russkies...

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f348/festergrump/Lahti20mmCannon.jpg)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/06/!BrnZ-ygBGk~$(KGrHqIH-CYEvDZ5wU+QBL0c!Ld7pw~~_3.JPG)
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on April 23, 2010, 10:31 PM
Has the Jungle Viper been completely scratched or is this one that may suffer cuts in accessories?
 
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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Jesse James on April 24, 2010, 02:29 AM
What an incredibly weird weapon to give a GIJ...  Not that WW2 gear isn't unprecedented, but it's been typically more common things...  That, I can't say I've really ever seen.

That even looks very nicely detailed and scaled.  Very cool.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on May 1, 2010, 03:32 AM
GI Joe Pursuit Of Cobra Single Carded Figures On Display At JoeCon 2010 (http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/conventions-9/gi-joe-pursuit-of-cobra-single-carded-figures-on-display-at-joecon-2010-9483/)

Looks like Snow Job and Zartan come with all the stuff the Chinese sellers are selling them with, which is good.

I am SO getting a bunch of those Alley Vipers.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on May 1, 2010, 08:17 AM
So, can we now, at this point, finally, confirm that Zartan will have the movie style head and paint apps?

I wish there was a carded shot to seal the deal   ;D
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on May 1, 2010, 11:04 AM
I am SO getting a bunch of those Alley Vipers.

I am too.  Shame these won't be $4-$5 when they come out, but at least we're finally getting some decent figures.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on May 1, 2010, 12:39 PM
efranks, could you or someone else help me out here?  I am pretty confused about the packaging of some of the figures in the first POC wave.  Someone over at Hisstank just posted some pictures of Desert Zartan and Ice Destro sealed on their cards - but these cards were the old ROC style, not the new POC style.  Which is it going to be with these guys?

And, hell I'll just ask again cuz I am pretty confused, which head is Zartan coming with?  ROC style of Resolute?

At the end of the day it really doesn't matter for me since I open them all up for my son - just curious I guess.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on May 2, 2010, 01:38 PM
Good question on the Zartan and Destro cards.  I'm not positive but since Zartan and Destro are both scheduled for release in Ocotober I'm assuming they come in the new packaging.  They probably had the ROC packaging on display because that's where they were first scheduled.

They figure in the case at the Con for Zartan is still the Vosloo ROC head but I don't know if that's the one that's coming or not.  I didn't ask but some other guys I talked to at the show were under the impression that he would have an updated head.

I actually left the con last night, I'm not there today otherwise I'd ask.  That might be a good Q&A question though, about his head, if it hasn't been asked before. 

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on May 10, 2010, 03:29 PM
NEW POC Target DPCI's from Hiss...

Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on May 11, 2010, 02:16 PM
It's interesting to me that they're going to have both $19.99 and $24.99 price points for vehicles.  I would have thought they'd look to bring the Mech Suits and Bravo vehicles in at the same price since they're similar in size.

So, they're hoping to have three vehicle price points on the shelves for later this year: Alpha around $15.99, Mech suits at $19.99 and Bravo for $24.99.  Seems kind of ambitious after the issues with ROC last year.  I hope the stores buy into it.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on May 11, 2010, 02:26 PM
I thought the same about the mech suits, especially since there seems to be as much - if not more plastic than a bravo vehicle would have.  Happy to get them for $20 though.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on May 11, 2010, 03:20 PM
I wonder if the fact they're re-tasked Sigma 6 vehicles has anything to do with it.  That new VAMP, for example, is large but it's all air.

I don't think I'll get any of the Mech suits but I like both the new VAMP and HISS Tank.  I'd like to get one of each at some point.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on May 21, 2010, 12:57 PM
Has anyone here picked up the POC figures from WS_Toys or the other sellers on eBay?

I'm eyeballing his Desert Battle Ripcord and Zartan and the Elite Ice-Viper but I was a little concerned that these are factory seconds.  So, are they, or do they seem to be full fledged production figures?

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on May 21, 2010, 01:32 PM
I have a bunch- Desert Battle Zartan and Ripcord, Snow Job, and the Volcano Viper. I'd suggest picking up Ripcord and Zartan, they're totally worth it. They're just like a regular-production Joe figure. On my figures, there's no missed paint apps or wonky joints or missing parts.

The last time I ordered from ws_toys it only took about two weeks for me to receive the package, so the shipping is pretty fast too.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on May 21, 2010, 01:43 PM
Thanks for the info.  I'm probably going to order at least the three I mentioned and may get the Arctic Duke also.

Here's another question; has anyone tried putting a jacket from Arctic Snake Eyes, Shipwreck or the upcoming Snow Job on that POC Arctic Duke?  I'm thinking of getting the fig as much for the accessories as anything but if I could also snag another one of the arctic figs and transplant a jacket to finish off Duke it would be a bonus.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Jesse James on May 21, 2010, 03:12 PM
Don't hesitate to order E...  And mention the site too even.

He's a great guy to deal with and real prompt on everything.  I don't believe anything he gets are seconds, but rather just non-carded production stuff.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on June 2, 2010, 09:51 PM
Recently picked up the TRU Sting Raider repaint.....Not expecting an answer, but was the little drone thing included with the 25th release of this vehicle?  I don't recall it with that version I have as they were both immediately shoved into storage.

Packaging has both ROC and POC so please forgive me for putting this in the wrong place.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on June 2, 2010, 11:17 PM
I'm pretty sure the 25th and ROC/POC releases were the same new tool, so the drone should be with the 25th. Since I never did find the first release, I can't be sure, but it seems pretty likely.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on June 2, 2010, 11:18 PM
According to YoJoe.com it looks like it did. Sting Raider (http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/09/stingraider/)

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on June 2, 2010, 11:27 PM
While I'm here, thought I'd mention that I went ahead and ordered a cancelled POC Arctic Duke and an Elite Ice-Viper from one of the HK sellers.  Once they get here if they look good I think I'll go back and get the Desert Battle Ripcord and Zartan figures.  I'm tempted to snag one of the Spirit figures also but they should be out in about 2 months at TRU anyway so I'll probably wait.

Thanks, Jesse, for the recommendation.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on June 3, 2010, 12:02 PM
Thanks guys.  I didn't remember seeing the drone on the 25th versions I have, but noticed it on the vintage one I acquired a few months back.  Packaging on the TRU version showcases the drone, but not on the 25th version.  Anywhooo...
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on June 9, 2010, 08:58 PM
I got my two figures from Hong Kong today.  I picked up the Elite Ice Viper to go with the squad of Ice-Vipers I've been picking up cheap at Target.  I also got the Arctic Duke figure.

The Elite IV isn't anyting mysterious, just a standard fig with red paint.  It looks good with a lot of weathering and such.  The joints are all solid and it looks like a full blown production figure.

The Duke figure is also pretty nice.  He didn't come with a jacket, as most don't, but I think one of the upcoming Snow Job jackets might be a good replacement.  The figure is pretty nice with good articulation, but I don't like his right hand much, it's not really suited to holding a weapon.  The accessories are pretty decent also.  The backpack doesn't fit that well without the jacket on but I think that'll correct itself once I put a jacket on him.  The rocket launcher isn't bad but since they included that backpack holder for it I think I'd have preferred there to be no shoulder strap.  The snowboard is pretty nice but the foot pegs don't hold Duke's feet that well, he looks a little off, but they hold nice so it's not bad.  The pack all fits together well with the accessories.

Over all I'm pretty happy with both figures.  Next up, Desert  Battle Ripcord and Zartan. 

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on June 13, 2010, 07:32 PM
I think I might pick up one of the Dukes. I can always use the jacket from one of the Arctic Shipwrecks at TRU. Maybe I'll get an Elite IV too. Can never have too many IVs. :)
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on June 13, 2010, 09:23 PM
I tried the Arctic Shipwreck jacket on him and it fits, but didn't look that great.  I'm thinking the Snow Job jacket is going to be a better match but I'm not sure.  I'm sure someone has already done it, but when I looked for photos on Hiss Tank I didn't find any photo examples.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on July 9, 2010, 07:28 PM
My TRU had a lone Hiss Tank on the way home that I was going to buy, but held back.  I'm a tad colorblind, and I know my black....This thing isn't black.  Has this every been asked in a QnA?  Seems very silly/stupid IMO as this is a complete reboot of this classic vehicle.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on July 9, 2010, 09:36 PM
Yeah, that tank may be more of a dark grey than true black.  But I thought it looked good in the color that it comes in.

I also saw the tank and the Wolfhound (or whatever the Snow Cat is called now) at TRU last week but didn't buy.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Greg on July 10, 2010, 12:40 AM
My TRU had a lone Hiss Tank on the way home that I was going to buy, but held back.  I'm a tad colorblind, and I know my black....This thing isn't black.  Has this every been asked in a QnA?  Seems very silly/stupid IMO as this is a complete reboot of this classic vehicle.

The new HISS is definitely dark brown or a dark rust color. It's a really cool toy, regardless of how you feel about the classic. I would recommend it, especially if you can find it for $20 or less.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on July 17, 2010, 03:08 PM
Wave 2 carded images! (http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/gi-joe-movie-2/gi-joe-pursuit-of-cobra-wave-2-2010-figures-carded-images-9708/)

Pretty neat. I'm pretty sure I'll pass on Destro and the Snake Eyes from this wave, though.

And, in case you're not registered at Hisstank, here (http://generalsjoes.com/2010/07/16/new-carded-pursuit-of-cobra-images-make-a-good-day-even-better/) are the images from Generalsjoes.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Paul on July 17, 2010, 09:36 PM
Easy to pass on another Snake Eyes, especially easy when he is packed full of "action feature" line killing lameness.

I fully understand needing Snake Eyes and Duke in every wave.  I just like my Commando to be Ninja Free.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on July 17, 2010, 11:43 PM
I'm not hot on that Snake Eyes or Destro and I plan on buying the Destro from overseas to get the original headsculpt.  I'll get Dusty but I want to see Recondo in person before I decide on him.  And I don't know about that Jungle Viper.  That odd camo thing he comes with is just a little too out there for me.

I'm just holding out for the two TRU exclusives and then the 2011 stuff; Low-Light and the others that were shown off at Joe Con.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Brian on July 22, 2010, 10:22 AM
I was just looking through some of the pics over at CTR for this line (from SDCC), and I think it looks pretty nice.  Sure, it doesn't compare to the 25th Anniversary line, which was so well done and nostalgic at the same time - but for a "new" Joe line, I think it looks pretty nice.  I don't know how much I'll be able to grab, maybe a figure here or there, but if I was strictly buying Joes I think it would be a fun line to collect.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: CHEWIE on July 22, 2010, 11:09 AM
I think some of it looks cool, I'll pick and choose the figures that I buy.  And anything my son wants, I'll get him.

Also, I wish they throw a Resolute Cobra trooper in somewhere.  Would be sweet.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 22, 2010, 11:11 AM
I really like a lot of the single carded figures - not really feeling the rides other than the Dreadnock on the bike.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on July 22, 2010, 11:28 AM
I've liked a lot from what I've seen of this line and will definitely be buying up a few here and there.  Just hope I don't get sucked back into another carded Joe collection, but the artwork is rather spiffy.   :-\
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Brian on July 22, 2010, 12:52 PM
Yeah, I think the cardbacks are pretty nice as well.  Similar to the vintage line, but updated as well - again, if we can't get anymore 25th stuff, this seems to be the next best thing.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on July 22, 2010, 10:41 PM
Scored Spirit and Quick Kick at my local TRU today. Spirit is incredible, but I would have had a tough time paying $7.50 for QK. Thankfully, the sale was still on, so I got the last set for $10.

I have to agree with the cards being really neat. In person, they're even better. I could see myself getting suckered into a carded set, but since POC is only four waves, it wouldn't be a big deal.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Jesse James on July 23, 2010, 12:06 AM
Dusty and Recondo are badass.  I'd like to pick some of the POC line up I think.  I'm going to get suckered into purchases.  Oh well.  :) 
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 23, 2010, 08:08 AM
but since POC is only four waves, it wouldn't be a big deal.

only 4 waves?!?!  when was that said?
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Paul on July 23, 2010, 09:07 AM
That came up at SDCC but I can't place the source.  probably Hiss Tank or Toy News International  After that it looks like GI Joe as we know it dies again and we get animated/clone wars type skinny angular figures. 

Enjoy it while you can.   
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on July 23, 2010, 10:30 AM
It came up at the GI Joe Convention.  I don't remember if it was specifically said there would only be 4 waves, but the POC line is only going to run for about a year then switch to figures based on the Renegades cartoon.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 23, 2010, 10:50 AM
awww suck

does anyone have the skn for the new single pack figures to look them up at TRU?  I wanna stop by there in 45 min to see if they got them in so I can take advantage of the sale...
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on July 23, 2010, 11:29 AM
I don't know if it's four waves or not, but that was the number I heard on the Hisstank forums. I think we've only seen, what, three waves so far, and that goes through March of next year, so maybe there might be another couple of waves after that.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Brian on July 23, 2010, 06:23 PM
If there is only four waves, I might get in on this line a little bit more.  It should be fairly spread out, and maybe the last big "hurrah" before there would possibly be a switch to the animated style (sort of following SW in that way, unless they go with two lines like SW as well).  There are a number of the POC figures that look nifty (Snake Eyes, Low Light, Dusty, Recondo, Beach Head, etc.)
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on July 23, 2010, 07:37 PM
Picked up Quick Kick, Spirit, Snowcat, and the new HISS tonight at TRU.  Kind of difficult to dive head first into this line especially with all the new SW stuff coming out, but I did it.  Will probably keep them carded/boxed up for the next few days before I decide to open or return.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: DoctorPadawan on July 24, 2010, 02:26 PM
Grabbed the new HISS earlier this week from TRU (since apparently Target isn't going to be carrying the 25 buck vehicle assortment), and despite it being this weird brown color, it's a great toy.  There are a shitpile of stickers, though, so prepare your tweezers and fingers for a long afternoon.  One cool thing about the stickers is there are multiple letter/number labels included so you can do your own customized legion number or what have you.  Just looking at mine, I think it'd look good as a Mandalorian tank for SW, so one could always use "THX-1138" or something for that purpose. :)

A friend of mine commented that the color is the same as the color Hasbro has used on "brown coat" Hoth Han figures for the last 15 years (you know, that "it's almost real brown but slightly off" color), so that may clarify it for those of you who are on the fence based on color alone.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: spiderpumpkin on July 24, 2010, 10:02 PM
I may buy the new HISS but I'm going to wait for the black one.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on July 25, 2010, 09:30 AM
I may buy the new HISS but I'm going to wait for the black one.

I thought they said it was supposed to be grey?  Either way - better than brown.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Sprry75 on July 27, 2010, 09:28 PM
I saw the new Desert Snake Eyes, Desert Storm Shadow, and Snow Job at a TRU yesterday.  Was really, really tempted on the Snow Job; he looks fantastic.  I'm sure I'll cave and pick him up at some point.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: CHEWIE on July 28, 2010, 01:58 PM
I'm going to custom paint my HISS tank that I got, I don't like the color (or all the stickers).  I'd rather them paint those on.

Also, I picked up Beach Head and Firefly at TRU yesterday.  Pretty damn nice figures.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 28, 2010, 03:31 PM
dangit - I knew I shoulda went to TRU today - oh well, scored some MU variants.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on July 29, 2010, 12:36 PM
Scored most of wave 1 at TRU today, leaving behind Snow Job (because I already had him) and Storm Shadow (because I don't like this particular version.)

What can I say? I've been looking forward to these for months, and though I've only opened Beach Head and the Alley Viper so far, I'm not at all disappointed. I didn't think I could be this impressed by mere pieces of plastic, but I am.  ;D
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: DoctorPadawan on July 30, 2010, 12:34 PM
The local Target has been resetting the action figure aisle over the last week, and put out 2 cases of Wave 1 earlier this week.  I picked up Cobra Commander, Snow Job, Beach Head, Alley Viper, and Firefly, and two days later when I went back, all that was left were the multiple Dukes, Snake Eyes, and Storm Shadows.  :)

I have to say that I was beyond impressed with Snow Job.  I don't think I recall a figure coming with this many accessories at this price point, especially one from Hasbro; the only one that is comparable is the ROC Pit Trooper, although I'd say Snow Job beats him in how all his accessories can be packed on the figure itself.  I mean, he comes with a frigging frying pan!  This is, all in all, probably the best Joe figure I've gotten since the RAH days back in the 80's, and definitely the most fun figure this year.  The other figures are nice, but Snow Job is the winner, hands-down.

My only complaint is with Beach Head, mainly when it comes to his weaponry.  All the other figures have the ability to carry/pack their weapons (Firefly's backpack even holds his extra head), but Beach's plethora of guns have nowhere to go; not even a holster for the pistol.  Plus, and maybe I just got a bad one, the knife sheath on his back doesn't even have a knife that goes in it, making it a little useless.  Even though he's sculpted well, and has more accessories than you can shake a stick at, I can't help but feel a little disappointed that he doesn't have a backpack or anything to carry all of it around with him.

Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on July 30, 2010, 01:32 PM
I'm looking forward to Snow Job.  I think I'm also getting Firefly (even though I don't need another).  I may get Duke, but I'm not a big fan of his so I'm not positive.

I'm not sure about the Alley Viper.  It's a nice figure, but I'm really waiting for the Cobra Shock Trooper, I want to army build a few of him so I may save my Joe budget till then.

I have to get to TRU sometime soon also, because I really want Spirit and Quick Kick.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: spiderpumpkin on July 30, 2010, 07:27 PM
The new figures look cool.  I thought the CC was new but it's only a repaint of ROC crap version and an easy pass.  The rest except for Duke and Storm Shadow look great.  Still can't wait for the Rage/Fury.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on July 30, 2010, 07:52 PM
TRU has a BOGOHO sale again on Joes today and tomorrow, but all they had was SE & SS so I left without them.

The new figures look cool.  I thought the CC was new but it's only a repaint of ROC crap version and an easy pass.

I'm pissed he doesn't come with the mini H.I.S.S. tank.  Would have bought him just for that, but not now.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Sprry75 on August 1, 2010, 07:42 PM
I saw Beachhead, which I thought was going to be a sure thing for me to buy, but the new design just doesn't do it for me.  The accessories are incredible, but these figures aren't doing it for me (except for Snow Job, who I will get as soon as I find one with a decent paint job).
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: CHEWIE on August 1, 2010, 10:19 PM
Cobra Commander's head sculpt looks new to me? 

I have picked up him, Beach Head and Firefly so far... and am scratching my head as to why these are $9.97 at Wal-Mart.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 2, 2010, 11:32 AM
yeah CC has a new head.

I saw these for the first time at WM last night and yeah they were $10 each.  I did grab CC since supposedly he is going to be rare - but I have a feeling he wont really be that hard to find and I can take back my $10 version...
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: CHEWIE on August 2, 2010, 11:48 AM
I've seen at least 5 Cobra Commanders so far, for what it's worth.

Also the ROC figures are $10 a pop at Wal-Mart too.  I'm hoping this is some sort of insane error in their system.  These figures look nice, but I think they should be about $5 each.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Brian on August 2, 2010, 12:00 PM
I saw these at both Target and TRU over the weekend, and ended up picking up the new Snake Eyes and Beachhead.  Personally, I think these are pretty spiffy figures.  I do like the new cardbacks, and the figures in general (at least these two) are very well done.  Tons of accessories, nice sculpts, and a good update to the older looks I think.  I have to admit, after opening these two up, I'm tempted to get more now.  Pretty nice line it seems, too bad it will be short lived most likely.  I could see it doing pretty well for awhile, if this quality kept up.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Brian on August 3, 2010, 09:36 PM
I was just looking at a few of the pics from SDCC again, and are upcoming figures like Low Light, that spiffy Snake Eyes, and the other "2011" figures part of this line as well?  I thought that they were, but I was just curious.  I have to say, pretty much everything looks great.  It is a shame that it could possibly be a short-lived line with the animated stuff around the corner.  The figures (and vehicles for that matter) really look great, and pretty fun.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on August 3, 2010, 09:49 PM
Yeah, the Low Light wave coming in early 2011 is all part of this same line, POC. 

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on August 4, 2010, 09:13 PM
Picked up AV, Firefly, & Snowjob tonight.  CC's are piling up.  Wish they would have included the mini HISS with him.  The mech suits look pretty horrid in person - way too toyish, but I dig the figures with the sets so I may pick them up in time.  I'll probably cave on the Dreadnock cycle & the revamped jet thing named that elludes me at this time.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Jesse James on August 4, 2010, 09:50 PM
I got Snowjob and AV for my brother tonight...

Got a SJ for myself too, and man is he among the most badass action figures ever.  I can't wait to pick up Low Light now.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on August 6, 2010, 07:44 PM
Target finally reset most of the Action Figure aisles today but nothing new on the Joe front was stocked.  The pegs are up, $6.99, so maybe tomorrow.  I'm snagging that Snow Job if I find him!

In non-Joe news, did find the new Clone Wars figs and bought Aurra Sing and Pre Viszla.  I just want to see the VC figs but I probably won't even buy any if they show.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on August 7, 2010, 02:24 PM
Nothing at Target this morning but I found a case of figs at Walmart for $6.97.  I bought Snow Job and Firefly.  I almost came home with Duke also, but I'm sure he'll be around later.  They also had a Cobra Commander but I passed.  Not really interested in that figure.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on August 7, 2010, 03:23 PM
They also had a Cobra Commander but I passed.  Not really interested in that figure.

I'm not either, but I picked him up last time for some reason.  For a "chase" he has been VERY easy to find.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Brian on August 8, 2010, 05:39 PM
It might just be a case of the timing of things right now, but these things seem to be selling like crazy locally.  Maybe each store is just getting a case or something, but our Targets have sold through these in a day each and TRU is about the same.  I picked up a couple of figures (Snake Eyes and Beach Head) at TRU a week or so ago, and thought of getting more, but haven't seen more than a single Duke and Storm Shadow (at different stores) since then.  It does look like a nicely done line though.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on August 8, 2010, 07:34 PM
Haven't found time to crack into any figures yet, but decided to check out the "wolf hound" while watching Terminator 3 today.  Instructions were very wanky on assembly, but thankfully I remember my 8yr old self having put this thing together and Hasbro having faith in the current public on putting these things together.  60 some odd stickers.  Took me about the full length of the movie to get these all on straight.  Starting to hate these stickers, but loved em as a kiddo....not too much love for them now though

Great vehicle - love the updated missle firing system, but HATE the silly swirls....very lame especially since it seems it was only applied to various parts of the vehicle.  Oh well - was fun "putting it together" though.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on August 9, 2010, 01:58 AM
I got around to opening Firefly and Snow Job today.  Both are really nice figures and both have a ton of accessories.

Firefly I almost passed on but in the end I thought the outfit looked really cool so I picked him up.  The highlights for me are the backpack and the alternate head.  Just a new, interesting look for FF.  Plus the mines that fit on the pack, cool.  I would have like to have seen a couple knives rather than the arm shields, though.  I almost broke one of them trying to put it on his arm and then just stuck them to his vest after that before I did more damage.

Snow Job is excellent.  One of the best figs I think Hasbro has done to date.  The guy is loaded.  My only complaint on SJ is the mess kit, the handle isn't hinged, so you're basically breaking the plastic to fold it over.  That's just a waste IMO.  I'm still surprised how they got everything on his pack but unless I missed something, they could have gone one step further and put a peg on the ice axe so that would hang off the pack, and they could have left off the fake bed roll since they included the shooting mat/shelter piece.  Those are minor, however, as this is now one of my favorite figs of the modern 25th+ lines. 

After getting these two open I'm tempted to go back for Duke and Beachhead also, but may pass because I want to get both Spirit and Quick Kick next. Still, since this is going to be a relatively small collection, I'm tempted to just collect the whole thing.  I'm actually more excited about them than anything coming in the SW Vintage Collection.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Jesse James on August 9, 2010, 02:37 AM
POC figs were $6.97 at my nearby WM this weekend...  I thought I'd read $9.99 prices or something?  If I'm wrong though, sorry, just figured I'd post the cost I saw on the one POC figure I saw.  ::)
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 9, 2010, 09:41 AM
POC figs were $6.97 at my nearby WM this weekend...  I thought I'd read $9.99 prices or something?  If I'm wrong though, sorry, just figured I'd post the cost I saw on the one POC figure I saw.  ::)

they were, they adjusted them back down the other day
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on August 15, 2010, 01:19 PM
Looks like K-Mart isn't in the POC game either. Stopped at my local one last night looking for Jodo (no dice) and there were no pegs for Joes to be found. Then I hit the clearance aisle and found scads of later-wave figs from ROC on clearance. I did find one of the Combat Heroes sets I was looking for, but no POC.

Kind of disappointing. I'm really glad I managed to get a full set at TRU a few weeks ago, otherwise, trying to find an Alley Viper or CC locally would be an incredible pain.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Brian on August 16, 2010, 11:53 AM
It seems like, at least locally, these are scooped up within a day or two of stocking.  Like others, I saw them at TRU once (and a brief sighting at Target), but otherwise it has been empty pegs.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Jesse James on August 17, 2010, 03:55 PM
New boxed vehicle images
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Sprry75 on August 17, 2010, 09:45 PM
Bought Snow Job and Cobra Commander.  CC is pretty cool (enough), but Snow Job is freaking incredible.  Wow.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Jesse James on August 18, 2010, 08:52 PM
Yeah even I had to cave and get Snowjob.  He's fan-friggin'-tastic.  One of the best Joe figures ever.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on August 18, 2010, 11:07 PM
Guess I'm not going for a carded collection of POC based on numerous comments throughout the web on how great these figures are (hit or miss).  Cards are nice n all and it's a good throwback with a refreshed look, but I've been playing that game with SW for close to a decade and it was VERY TOUGH to do that in combo with the 25th stuff from years back.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: spiderpumpkin on August 19, 2010, 02:56 PM
New boxed vehicle images

Cool AWE Striker.  Can't wait to pick that up.  That Ice Cutter looks cool too.  When are these coming out?

Does anyone know when the RAGE/Fury is going to be released?  I'm going to buy a couple of those for sure.  Need one to complete my 2008 Joecon Headhunter set since the Club couldn't find the wheel molds.  

Now Hasbo should re-mold the Mauler turret and other missing pieces.  Then release a green and blue version like was planned for the 2007 Joecon.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on August 24, 2010, 07:58 PM
Seems like most Targets in my area only ordered 1 or 2 cases of w1.  Pegs have been bone dry for awhile - even SS and Duke sold through.  Not really sure what the scene is at WM, but TRU seems to have a pretty good stock during each visit (in my never ending battle to find those new TFA figs)  w2 is hitting and I really want to bite on a few of those suckers when they finally show up.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on August 27, 2010, 09:51 PM
Found one case of w2 at my local Target. Jungle Vipers were gone (of course) but I did get a Dusty. I suppose I'd be butthurt about missing the JVs if I hadn't preordered this wave this week.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on August 27, 2010, 10:41 PM
Walmart has a couple figs left here but Target is a clean sweep, even all of the vehicles moved except for one of the Sky Hawks, or whatever they're called now.  Hoping that wave 2 will drop any day now, I'd like to get Dusty and probably Recondo, maybe that Jungle Viper.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on August 28, 2010, 04:22 PM
I caved and bought the entire wave this morning at Target + x2 Jungle Vipers.  That's a pretty sick figure.  Now I just need to set aside some time to open w1 & w2.  I did open an Alley Viper last week and I'm glad this version can actually hold his shield.  Army-builder's delight!
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on August 28, 2010, 10:22 PM
Found Wave 2 at Target today also.  I didn't count all of them but must have been 2 or 3 cases worth.  I ended up getting Recondo and the Jungle Viper and almost bought Dusty.  After seeing the Dusty figure again, just didn't feel like a must-have fig right now.  Zartan is another good looking figure also so I may pick him up later.

Haven't opened them yet, but probably will later.

Update: I opened both figs tonight and have to say that I'm not hot on either one of them.  Recondo, overall, isn't a bad figure, but the way the head and neck are sculpted he's always looking down.  And while he has a lot of accessories, I don't really get the deal with the odd solar powered backpack.  That doesn't strike me as something that a Jungle expert would haul around.  The traps and the retracting snare are actually fun, though, and if that had been part of the pack without the solar powered stuff I'd have been happier.  The ankle articulation is kind of lacking and if the right hand has a peg, mine is locked up and won't turn so that's a negative also.  He's okay, but I may have to swap out his pack for something that looks more appropriate.

Jungle Viper, on the other hand, is ridiculous.  I get what they tried to do with the camo thing, but it just doesn't work for me.  It's hard to put the figure in any kind of a pose with the camo pieces pulled around him and have it look anything like what it's suppose to be.  It doesn't help that the peg for the figs back isn't a tight fit and it just falls out anytime you try to adjust.  I like the new wrist articulation, and if they'd done the neck right so that you could do prone shooting, I'd call this fig a winner even with the odd camo suit.  But since that doesn't exactly work either, it really deducts points.  The built-in wrist pegs for the arm camo also are a negative for me.  Without the camo parts on, they're still attached and just break up the look of the figure. 

Both figs are good tries, but I'm not overly happy with either.  Maybe I should have skipped these and gone for Dusty and Zartan? 

Anyone want to buy a loose Jungle Viper?

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: DoctorPadawan on August 29, 2010, 08:28 AM
Like everyone else earlier in the week, I found (what looked to be 2 cases of) w2 at Target yesterday.  I picked up Zartan, Dusty, and the Jungle Viper, but left Recondo and Destro behind.  The latter two didn't look bad in the package, but I'm trying to be picky about some of these guys, and I already had a "modern" Recondo from those Cobra Island packs.

Zartan is actually a really nice figure, and much nicer than I had expected.  Tons of accessories, and they all seem to integrate with one another very well.  The ability to store the extra head in the satchel is a huge plus in my book, and I love the little "blinder" that you can put on the bird.  Hasbro really hit this one out of the park.  Dusty is good, I suppose, since I never got the version that was in the DVD packs, and the inclusion of the extra head was nice, although the barbed wire accessory kind of confuses me.

My Jungle Viper's left elbow joint was "fused" together, but thanks to some fine suggestions in another thread, I was able to use hot tap water to loosen it up and bend it without breaking it.  Maybe (probably) I'm just stupid, but it would have been nice for Hasbro to have included some kind of instructions on how to correctly assemble this guy's camo pack (they used to do this for much, much simpler assemblies on the RAH line in the late 1980's, so why not here).  Once I got him together, though, I was really impressed.  The only thing that bothered me was the gun itself, or should I say the inability to hold the gun in a correct position.  I suppose that can be worked with, but overall, I thought it was a good figure well-executed. 

Zartan is still, however, the winner of the three figures I got, and I would recommend anyone on the fence about him to go ahead and pick him up. 
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on August 29, 2010, 01:13 PM
E, I'll buy that loose Jungle Viper.  :)  Some nut bought everything here and "sent it to his friends in Canada."
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on August 29, 2010, 04:17 PM
I cracked open 1 of my Jungle Vipers today and had the same problem you had Eric on how to assemble the camo, but he looks very nice with everything properly in place.  No loose backpack peg on mine and he can hold either of his guns just fine - just not sure about the two smaller handguns.  I don't move my figures around too much once I find a decent pose for them.  I give him an A
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Sprry75 on August 30, 2010, 06:11 PM
I saw Dusty, Zartan, and Destro from Wave 2 and passed on all of them.  The figure designs are really cool, but they just don't "feel" G.I. Joe to me. 

I guess I'm more of a purist than I thought. 

Low Light can't get here soon enough....
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: spiderpumpkin on August 30, 2010, 07:14 PM
Saw wave 2 of GI Joe today.  Looked them over but passed in the end.  They now have a swivel kicking Snake Eyes to help warm the pegs with Duke and Storm Shadow.  The new Destro has way too much frosty snow on his head and the green eyes are very ugly.  I'll have to look closer, but is the POC Dusty the same as 25th except the heads and accessories?  Zartan looked cool.  I really liked the accessories included with Zartan and Recondo.  

The Jungle Viper may be worth getting just for the gun.  That Jungle Viper gun is suppose to be that big and is an anti-tank type gun used in WWII.  

http://forums.yojoe.com/477778-post10.html

I wish they would have released the Jungle Viper without the Jungle and just made a Night Viper.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on August 30, 2010, 07:52 PM
I wish they would have released the Jungle Viper without the Jungle and just made a Night Viper.

I don't see Night Viper anywhere on the JV other than the scope on the head.  Nice throwback if that's what he was supposed to be.  Would have been nice to see this figure done in mostly all black - possibly a variant without the ball joints?  but I still dig him.  Seeing tons of added value in these figures with all their accessories as compared to the SW stuff that come with next to nothing.  $6.99 is tolerable.  I will not be as liberal as I am being with POC now if they were at any higher price though.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on August 30, 2010, 08:01 PM
I found Quick Kick and Spirit yesterday at TRU in Binghamton, NY.  They had Quick Kick on the pegs so I asked about Spirit.  They had one case in back and, for probably the first time in 15+ years of toy collecting at TRU, actually brought something out of the back that I wanted!  Bought both of them even though I originally thought I might pass on Quick Kick.

QK, however, is a really nice figure.  He has decent articulation, the nods to both Bruce Lee (scars on chest) and vintage AT (Kung Foo Grip logo on his gi) are fun and his accessories are about what they should be.  I only have two small issues with him, one is the way his wrists are sculpted, especially the left, which has his hand permanently tilted downwards.  It's kind of awkward for anything other than certain action poses and it makes it so his left glove doesn't fit that well.  The other issue wasn't one with sculpt but just with my fig, probably, and that's that the sword doesn't fit into the scabbard well.  It works, but I was a little afraid of breaking something when I put it together last night.  Still, that's probably just something with this one fig and in the end I worked it out anyway.  Overall, B+ on this figure.

Spirit was the one I was most waiting for and I'm really not disappointed at all with him.  There are a couple things that could have been done better, but none of them really take away from the figure itself.  He has really excellent range of motion in his legs and his arms and even his head has room to allow him to look up and down even with the vest on.  His bow, arrow quiver and machete are well done, so is the hatchet, but the gun is ridiculous.  It's larger than the Barrett .50 that came with Recondo for ****'s sake.  The snakes are okay, but I didn't really need them.  What I'd have preferred to the snakes would be a sheath for the machete, especially if it mounted to his vest similar to the way Billy's did in Predator.  Because, let's face it, this Spirit is basically a Joe interpretation of Billy anyway.  The other small nit is the way the pouches on the back of the vest are sculpted, they look fine but they interfere with the quiver fitting better.  The packaging for Spirit warps the loose arrow in the quiver but that's fixable with a little heat application.  One nice detail on the bow is that the wheels on the end are sculpted in such a way that if you wanted to, I think you could get a string on them and have it stay on to better complete the effect of the weapon, nice touch.  Definite A for me.

Way more happy with these two figures than I was with the Jungle Viper and Recondo.  Quick Kick has a small, silenced automatic that also came out of the bubble warped, like Spirit's arrow, so I'll have to heat that and correct also.  Spirit will need a weapon replacement for that ridiculous rifle but he has so many other top notch weapons that that doesn't even warrant a deduction in satisfaction for me.  I think the only two improvements that I could ask for in these figs would be that machete sheath on Spirit and a more neutral left wrist on Quick Kick.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 31, 2010, 09:34 AM
I grabbed Dusty, Recondo, Jungle Viper, and Zartan yesterday from Target in Mishawaka, Indiana.  Haven't cracked them open yet so I can't really review them - but one complaint straight out of the gate, like others have mentioned, is it looks like Recondo will always be surveying the ground for boobytraps.

Zartan was the highlight of the wave for me - cant wait to open him!
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Brian on September 5, 2010, 03:18 PM
I saw all of those Wave 2 figures today at Target as well, and was awfully tempted.  I even had the Dusty in our cart, but in the end...we're kind of tight right now and I'm doing my best to stick to Star Wars and a little bit of Marvel/DC stuff for the most part.  I'll probably still bite on 25th-ish stuff like the upcoming Low Light, but I'm going to do my best to pass on the rest.  The figures all looked pretty cool though, and I do really like the packaging as well.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: spiderpumpkin on September 5, 2010, 11:01 PM
Still trying to like Christmas Tree Viper but it just seems odd.  Tried it without the tree as a Night Viper and Mike you're right it isn't anything like the 1989 Night Viper.  Hasbro please bring back 25th Anniversary figures that we are missing.  Dial-Tone from the Club is start but we need a 25th Night Viper.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 10, 2010, 10:48 AM
New POC vehicles are up for pre-order on HTS
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on September 11, 2010, 05:09 PM
Two new cases of wave 2 at my local Target. The JVs were gone already, and the dude was in the aisle still stocking the rest of the aisle. Seriously, how fast do these sell? This is goddamn incredible that I can't find this guy at retail, and it's not for lack of trying.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on September 11, 2010, 06:02 PM
Picked up POC Zartan last night at Target and then today when I stopped there were about 3 more cases of W2 on the pegs, including the Jungle Vipers.

I don't think anyone had gotten to them yet.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Thrawn on September 23, 2010, 10:22 AM
Are people finding the Spirit and Quick kick easily?  I've been checking  Toy R Us 2-3 times a week for about a month now and not a thing...Just not sure if it is a slowly leaking out thing for those that found them, or if I just kind of missed the big release when they did come out.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on September 23, 2010, 10:31 AM
When reports first showed up that they were out, I stopped at a TRU and when I didn't find them on the shelves I asked about them.  The guy didn't really know what I was looking for and he brought out a case of regular figs.  There were no specific pegs for the figs and the section wasn't really set for the new figs anyway (still had ROC overstock).

When I did find them, I spotted a Quick Kick on the pegs but no Spirit.  I asked two different people till they finally tracked them down in the computer, called the back room and had someone bring them out.  The guy brought one of each, Spirit and QK, and I took Spirit and the QK I'd already found.  He returned the other QK to the back room, didn't even stock it, and there was room.

My suggestion would be to ask.  Especially if your store has a lot of ROC left on the pegs, they may not be stocking them since they don't have dedicated pegs.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on September 23, 2010, 10:36 AM
They were easy to find a couple months ago, but my TRU has never restocked.  They were online for a week or so a couple of weeks back.  Keep checking though - I know they're still shipping according to those Joe sites. 

I've personally never had any luck getting TRU employees to help me with any line.  "What's out is all we have"   ::)  Oh wait....there was that chick that helped me out with the EU wave.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on September 23, 2010, 10:26 PM
I saw them again a few weeks back, but they moved pretty quick and I haven't seen them since. Which is a shame, since Spirit is a great figure.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Thrawn on September 24, 2010, 12:27 PM
Thanks guys, I personally haven't had luck with them pulling another out from the back in years...
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on September 24, 2010, 03:51 PM
I can honestly say that I think this was probably the first time in 15 years that TRU has EVER pulled something from the back for me.  I'm at the point where I rarely even bother to ask anymore because the answer is 98% "what we have is on the shelf" with 1.9% being a blank stare and no understanding of what I'm talking about, followed by the "what we have" comment.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Jesse James on September 25, 2010, 02:51 AM
I need that Quick Kick and Spirit for my brother so I'm bummed to hear they've been out.  I've never seen them on my brief trips to TRU.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on September 30, 2010, 10:18 AM
Jungle Viper at TRU.com! (http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=10755510)

Just ordered two more. Hopefully, they actually get here.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on September 30, 2010, 07:14 PM
Are people finding the Spirit and Quick kick easily?

My TRU put out a case or two.  I can pick them up if you want...   ;)
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on October 7, 2010, 09:26 AM
Jungle Viper at TRU.com! (http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=10755510)

Just ordered two more. Hopefully, they actually get here.

Received these last night. They were shipped in a bubble envelope, so if anyone was hoping for mint cards, best of luck elsewhere. I'm opening these, so I'm good to go.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on October 9, 2010, 11:16 AM
Picked up Duke this morning - held out on him and haven't seen him in awhile so now I'm all caught up.  Just not doing the 2 SE's and the 1 SS.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on October 9, 2010, 04:42 PM
The SE from the first wave is pretty cool. But it has nothing on the SE from wave 3, who looks great. I think BBTS sold out all their preorders for that one, which is surprising for what is yet another SE.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on October 11, 2010, 10:05 AM
Cracked open Destro and Recondo this weekend.  Pretty dissapointed for some reason... Will not list why do to timing, but lots of nice accessories.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Paul on October 11, 2010, 04:42 PM
Recondo/Gung-Ho is disappointing because of his neck, at least to me.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Jesse James on October 11, 2010, 07:37 PM
I picked up Recondo for myself because, well, I just dig Recondo (always did).  I like everything about him but the neck as well...  He's hunched, which is kinda cool looking for creeping around in the jungle, but it's a little limiting to his poses.  

Loved all the gear, but I can't figure out where the traps plug into the backpack, which is annoying.  Really though, this is the Recondo I always wanted, neck issue aside.  He's badass to the extreme.

PS: I'd have liked him to have had hair too...  Didn't his RAH figure have hair visible from under the hat?  Why change that?
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on October 12, 2010, 12:18 AM
I  could be wrong, but I don't think the traps plug into the backpack itself, they plug into the cable so they can be reeled in.

I'm also not sure why he doesn't have hair.  To me, he's more Gung Ho than Recondo with the bald head.  I like the idea of the figure but the backpack is ridiculous and the head articulation sucks.  I might have passed on him if I'd seen him loose before buying him and realizing that the neck articulation was so goofy.

    E...
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Jesse James on October 12, 2010, 12:29 AM
Yeah, the pack's a bit bulky, but I dig the thought of it.  It'd have been cooler with Dusty as a communication device or something though.  The jungle isn't exactly known for sunlight. :)
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on October 12, 2010, 10:50 AM
Loved all the gear, but I can't figure out where the traps plug into the backpack, which is annoying.

That's a problem I'm finding with this entire line?  Where does everything fit  ???

Duke is pretty cool....
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on October 25, 2010, 02:53 PM
So it looks like the black HISS has been found by someone who bought a new case with the Fury off EE.  Are the Bravo vehicles still even being shipped to retail?  Target missed the boat, I haven't seen these at TRU since the line first started, and it doesn't even look like WM is even stocking POC in my area.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: RichardTheBloody on October 25, 2010, 11:40 PM
I saw the HISS at Walmart tonight (Winnipeg), along with both Mechs.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on October 26, 2010, 02:18 AM
I haven't seen the new VAMP or Fury anywhere yet.  Target doesn't appear to be carrying this wave of vehicles, the WM stores I've been to are backed up on Wolf Hounds and haven't gotten new shipments in a while, and I don't know if TRU I was at most recently had the new vehicles at all.

I'm assuming that the date stamps on the boxes will be a clue to when the black HISS hits retail, but it'll take some tracking on the part of the community to narrow that down seeing as Hasbro, in their latest Q&A (at least what I read pertaining to this matter), didn't seem to give any info on how to tell the difference between first relase and the black running change.

I think I'd like to pick up this new VAMP, but I'm not going to order online for it.  I don't want it that much to pay shipping.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 26, 2010, 08:11 PM
TRU coupon for 20% off GI Joe and other things for the 27th and the 28th

http://trus.imageg.net/graphics/media/trus/102610_TRU_MidWeek_Cpn.pdf?csm=165009142&csc=1131747&csa=164977168&csu=1134414
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on October 27, 2010, 10:22 AM
TRU finally sent me one of those - though it's not from the Rewards thing.  Too bad there's nothing new out there so it's a no go for me.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on November 13, 2010, 04:59 PM
Saw the black A.W.E. and Ice Cutter at Target today.  Mixed feelings on them.  Don't dig the $16.99 price either.  I left without them.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: CHEWIE on November 14, 2010, 11:16 AM
Saw those the other day at Target and bought the Ice Cutter for my son.  The tread action is pretty cool.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 23, 2010, 02:41 PM
Saw these new pics over at CTR (http://www.cooltoyreview.com/story/front/Hasbro_GI_Joe_Pursuit_Of_Cobra_Update_135054.asp) of the next wave.  Is it just me, or do the paint apps look different on them?  I don't remember Destro being that red, and I don't remember the Shadow Tracker being that yellow.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on November 23, 2010, 03:14 PM
Here's the Shadow Tracker photo I took in the case at the Joe Con earlier this year:

(http://www.imperialholocron.com/gijoe/hasbrobooth2/slides/2010-gijoecon-shadowtracker.jpg)

That looks like a darker green, more muted than the yellow color showing in this latest photo from Hasbro.  I'll be disappointed if it's yellow because the green they showed off previously was perfect for a jungle hunter.

Destro doesn't bother me even though he does look brighter in the new photo.  What does worry me, no Aliens style steady gun.  Just the Gatling gun that's pictured, I don't see it in the carded photo either.  If that's not included it moves Destro from the Must Buy to Pass column.

Need to do some research on these, read the Joe collecting sites to see what they have to say about it.  Maybe we'll all be hitting eBay to get properly colored and accessorized POC figures from this wave?

   E...
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on November 24, 2010, 01:44 AM
I don't remember seeing any of these figures hit ebay, except in prototype form.

Just got an email from BBTS about my set of wave 3 being available. Hopefully, they're also on their way to retail since I'd like a couple more Shocktroopers.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Jesse James on November 24, 2010, 02:30 AM
Shadow Tracker looks like he raided Cutlery World before they went under.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 3, 2010, 09:31 AM
anyone have any thoughts or reviews on the Cobra Fury tank?  I think I am more interested in the new V.A.M.P. but I am curious about this one too. 
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on December 3, 2010, 09:40 AM
I never had the Rage as a kid and it looks really nifty so I will be definitely be picking it up if I ever manage to get my ass inside a WM store to look for one.  Would also like to get a hold of the black HISS at some point.  I personally thought the new vamp looked kinda cheesy so not sure if I'm going there or not.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on December 3, 2010, 03:45 PM
I was never a fan of the Rage either but thought this looked cool.  I don't buy too many Cobra vehicles, though.  The Joe vehicles have always intereste me more for some reason.  But the new HISS is cool and I'm thinking I'll get one, but would also prefer the black version.

The VAMP is cool looking, and I probably would have bought one but I haven't seen them in stores anywhere yet.
 
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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 4, 2010, 06:57 PM
I just saw the VAMP (and Fury) yesterday at WM but I am gonna hold off for a sale if I do end up getting one - I just have way too many vehicles laying around.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on December 4, 2010, 10:57 PM
I just found a new stocking of figs at Walmart on Friday and picked up a second Snow Job.  I'm going to rob him of his jacket and use it with the Duke I bought without a jacket.  Snow Job's jacket seems to match up better than Shipwrecks.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 6, 2010, 08:59 PM
ordered the shock trooper and the new SE from HTS.  I ordered the new Duke from them earlier in the week too - so I don't think I will be looking for Joe's for a while.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 10, 2010, 04:21 PM
My new Duke (wave 3) arrived today fgrom HTS.  I like him a lot - better than expected.  Confused about 2 things though.  What is the hole on the side of his bazooka for?  And, what is the peg in the side of the machine gun for?  They can be plugged into each other, but that look ridiculous.  If the peg on the machine gun is for him to hold while firing then ok - he looks pretty good that way - but it doesn't explain the hole in the bazooka.

The back pack/missile launcher is, though a little ridiculous, pretty sweet.


edit:  I need some 3 3/4 Aliens to destroy cuz this duke looks like a kick ass colonial marine to me.   ;D
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: CHEWIE on December 10, 2010, 04:58 PM
With the TRU sale at 2/$9.99, one store in my area got in a couple more cases of Wave One... which I have no problem with, it's a good wave.  Got two Cobra Commanders, that figure is too cool to pass on. Now I have three - one for my son, and two for me (one to open of course). 
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on December 10, 2010, 08:01 PM
I tried to buy 2 more Jungle Vipers with the TRU sale tonight, but managed to talk myself out of it.  2 is enough for me.   8)
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Jesse James on December 14, 2010, 01:46 AM
For my own sanity, who are in wave 3 again?  I'm hunting these down for my brother.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on December 14, 2010, 10:33 AM
here (http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/gi-joe-pursuit-of-cobra-18/poc-wave-three-carded-images-9781/)
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on December 16, 2010, 10:04 AM
Seems that, like Star Wars, TRU is raising the price on POC singles as well. Up to $9.49 in some areas.  ::)
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Greg on December 16, 2010, 03:19 PM
Seems that, like Star Wars, TRU is raising the price on POC singles as well. Up to $9.49 in some areas.  ::)

I think I paid $8.49 for an Alley Viper yesterday... he might go back to the store.

Anyway, I got the Wave 3 Duke from HTS. What an awesome looking figure. I love the Aliens pulse rifle... can't wait to get the SE and Shock Trooper from the wave.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on December 21, 2010, 07:35 PM
Got my wave 3 set from BBTS last night. SE, Duke, and the Shocker (hee) are great, but I'm not so keen on SS. Just as I predicted.

I know it's another SE, but he's the winner of the wave.  :)
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on December 21, 2010, 10:55 PM
I'm actually looking forward to Duke from this wave, but Snake Eyes and the Cobra Shocktrooper are the gems by far.  I can say that I don't think I'll ever buy another Storm Shadow figure.  Hasbro would have to do something incredibly awesome with that character to get me to buy another.

   E...
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on December 21, 2010, 11:18 PM
Yeah, I agree on Storm Shadow. If I had found these at retail, I'd have skipped him. As bad as Destro is a pegwarmer, I think this SS will be worse since every figure in the wave is 3x per case. I bit the bullet on a set so I wouldn't have to pull my hair out trying to find a Shocktrooper like I did for the Jungle Viper and continue to do for more Alley Vipers. (Seriously, I've only seen one at retail and that was back in August.)

The figure in hand is OK. It's a great sculpt, but just an absurd design for a figure. There's too much going on color-wise (the red pants are kinda WTF?) and the action feature is hindered by the plastic skirt piece a bit.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Brian on December 22, 2010, 08:55 PM
I know it's another SE, but he's the winner of the wave.  :)

I ordered the SE during the HTS free shipping thing, and he just arrived yesterday.  I have to say, although we've had a pretty good run of Snake Eyes figures lately, this might be one of the nicest action figures Hasbro has put out.  The sculpt/articulation/etc. is all great, of course, but the swappable heads and the ton of weapons/stuff he comes with really puts him over the top.  I think with the discount and free shipping deal I got this figure for $5 and change, and it was more than worth it.  Great "toy" and action figure at the same time.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on December 22, 2010, 09:28 PM
That's great that you got to take advantage of that sale and free shipping.  I missed out on it because the figs I wanted were all sold out every time I checked.

Target slowly sold down the wave 2 stuff they had and today restocked.  I was initially psyched when I saw new product, but it was just more wave 2, nothing new.  I don't know if any of the wave 3 stuff has been reported at retail yet, but unless Target clears these figs this week I fear we won't see the next wave till March or later. 

As much as I'm looking forward to this Snake Eyes, I'm dying for the Low Light.  God that is such a beautiful figure.  It sucks that I saw them in person so long ago and still have a month or more till they get released.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on December 22, 2010, 09:44 PM
I've been too busy with SW + TF on HTS + other areas to even think about w3 POC.  I've heard numorus times over that the new SE is fantastic and I'm sure I'll see him at retail some day.  Most of my Targets are wiped out of Joes for the most part, but WM's seem to be very caked with figures (including AV)
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on December 24, 2010, 05:23 PM
I know it's pretty late on Christmas Eve, but Targets nationwide have scads of w3 right now. I picked up four Shockies for my five, and considered another SE. Oddly, SE was almost wiped out at my local Target, while most of the Shockies were still there.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on December 27, 2010, 11:58 AM
Picked up Snake Eyes, Duke, and my 2 Shocktroopers at Target this morning.  Left without the stinker.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: spiderpumpkin on December 27, 2010, 08:19 PM
So far I've purchased a few POC but those are now gone.  I was tempted by some of wave 3 last night but passed.  I like the accessories, especially the shield, that comes with the Shock Trooper.  Snake Eyes looks like the best one yet besides 1982/83 and 1985.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on December 28, 2010, 10:27 PM
Wow....I missed Snake Eyes w/pup from w1 or w2 all this time?  I've never seen him on the pegs or never cared to look until now so wow......2 more new SE figs for me to open.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on December 30, 2010, 10:39 AM
W1 SE is pretty neat. He's got nothing on the w3 version, but I'm kind of a sucker for SE figures even after 50-odd versions.

Looks like my set of w4 is available at BBTS. That was fast.  :)
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: jedipurge on January 3, 2011, 05:17 PM
while i'm a fan of Joes I rarely buy unless it's for an SW custum, saw and bought SE on the spot at Target. BAD FREAKIN' A$$
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Jesse James on January 3, 2011, 08:56 PM
Put me in that group too...  I don't buy many GIJ's but I did buy SE tonight.  Good lord what a neat figure.

Looks like they've seen Marauder Inc.'s high quality accessories and decided to start making removable supressors.

Got my bro a set sans Stormshadow because Stormshadow always feels like overkill, but I did get him an SE even though he normally doesn't buy SE's much any longer.  To me, this figure replaces them all.  Now if they'd just make an articulated Timber to go with him.

BTW, $5 POC figures at WM too...  Not where Ig ot the new ones, but they had a lot of figures from all the previous waves.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on January 3, 2011, 10:27 PM
Now if they'd just make an articulated Timber to go with him.

I haven't opened my long lost w1 version of SE, but I'm pretty sure that his version of Timber at least has an articulated head.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Jesse James on January 3, 2011, 11:09 PM
Nah, I'm talking something with poseable legs and head at least.  Something that actually can assume some common pet posing like laying at your feet, lunging/running, or just standing there.  It'd be pretty slick I think to have a Timber that could match its master in coolness.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 4, 2011, 10:15 AM
Nah, I'm talking something with poseable legs and head at least.  Something that actually can assume some common pet posing like laying at your feet, lunging/running, or just standing there.  It'd be pretty slick I think to have a Timber that could match its master in coolness.

The "real feel" fur is a must for this ultimate version.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: DoctorPadawan on January 8, 2011, 04:54 PM
Picked up w3 Snake Eyes, Duke, and the Cobra Shock Trooper at Target earlier today.  They were part (along with the crappy action-feature laden Storm Shadow) of one of those "endcap longboxes" with 3 of each figure. 

Snake Eyes is pretty much the best version of that character they've ever done, dating all the way back to the old non-swivel arm version I got back in 1982.  I'd go so far as to say it's one of the 5 best Joe figures in the 3.75" scale ever, if not the best. 

I was surprised how much I liked Duke (I hadn't even planned on getting him).  Pretty simple figure (once you take the Rock'nRoll v2-style gear off him), and works well as an updated version of the character far better than the first POC version, which I thought was a bit too busy, design-wise.

The Shock Trooper is damned near perfect, although my problem with him is the same one I had with the POC Beachhead (the fact that most of his weaponry can't be attached or stored on his person).  Lots of cool gear, and lots of built-in customizability, so I'm sure he'll do very well at retail.

I'm actually liking the POC stuff (basic figure-wise) more than the 25th anniversary stuff, which I thought was just about perfect.  Is Hasbro still planning on doing something stupid and abandoning this style of stuff for the animated Renegades figures?
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on January 8, 2011, 06:39 PM
  Is Hasbro still planning on doing something stupid and abandoning this style of stuff for the animated Renegades figures?

Nope. Now they're going to keep POC going, and any Renegades figures they do will be in the realistic style, which I guess means that Hasbro realizes what audience actually buys GI Joes. I'll dig up the Q & A where they confirmed this, but it might take me a while. I do know it's on Hisstank though.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on January 9, 2011, 03:52 PM
Stopped by a WM for the first time in awhile that actually carries Joes.  Finally found a Fury and headed to the register...To my surprise it rang up $17.  Not quite as good as Ross, but I'll take it.  Went back and grabbed the Vamp.  Now if I could just find a black HISS I'm all good.  Also grabbed a cheapo Cobra mech suit at TRU with some rewards coupons.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Sprry75 on January 9, 2011, 06:50 PM
I finally got around to picking up Beachhead from this line.  There's a knife sheath on his back like the one on his shoulder, but no knife.  Is this the way they all are, or did I get a dud?
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 9, 2011, 07:32 PM
I finally got around to picking up Beachhead from this line.  There's a knife sheath on his back like the one on his shoulder, but no knife.  Is this the way they all are, or did I get a dud?

Mine too.

P.S. The new cobra shock trooper should have a holster for a pistol. Otherwise he's pretty sweet.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Paul on January 9, 2011, 08:00 PM
I finally got around to picking up Beachhead from this line.  There's a knife sheath on his back like the one on his shoulder, but no knife.  Is this the way they all are, or did I get a dud?

That is the way it is....

If you need one for the empty sheath, I know somebody making "replacements".
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Sprry75 on January 9, 2011, 08:07 PM
I finally got around to picking up Beachhead from this line.  There's a knife sheath on his back like the one on his shoulder, but no knife.  Is this the way they all are, or did I get a dud?

That is the way it is....

If you need one for the empty sheath, I know somebody making "replacements".

Ah...to Broken Arrow (http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/cart/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=1065) I will go....
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: CHEWIE on January 10, 2011, 12:59 PM
I agree with the statement that these are better than the 25th figures.  The quality is far superior to most of that line... at least the early figures from it.  The ROC figures were pretty good in their own right.  Hasbro has really stepped up to the plate with this line - the only dud I think is the current Storm Shadow and the Snake Eyes that also had that kicking feature.

I'd love to see them put that Cobra Trooper from the Resolute line into this lineup... would really be great if they did.  It might be just a repack, but a welcome one at that.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on January 13, 2011, 07:55 PM
Sounds like wave 4 has been found on the west coast.

Locally, the end cap at Target that had the new GI Joe POP display, just got restocked with some wave 1 and 3 figures.  I think there were a couple more Duke and Storm Shadow figures today and they also had a Firefly and Beachhead.

While I would have liked to have seen wave 4, I was happy to snag the Beachhead.  It was a figure I passed on but over time, the more I saw of him, the more I wanted to pick him up. Probably open him up here in a little while.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Jesse James on January 13, 2011, 09:23 PM
Wave 4 is the Low Light wave, right?  Or am I wrong on that?

Can't wait for that figure.  Oh man is that quality looking.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on January 14, 2011, 01:54 AM
Yep, wave 4 has Low-Light, Shadow Tracker, Skydive and the new Destro.  I can't wait for this entire wave.  The only thing I don't like is that they took the steady-gun out of the Destro set, he just comes with the gatling gun now.

I'm looking forward to Low-Light and Shadow Tracker the most. 

   E...
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 14, 2011, 11:07 AM
  The only thing I don't like is that they took the steady-gun out of the Destro set, he just comes with the gatling gun now.


I personally am hoping for a running change or variant on him where they switch the guns.  I like the figure and I will definitely buy it when I see it, but I can hold off opening him for a bit (unless I for some reason feel like I need 2) in hopes for a steady-gun version.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on January 14, 2011, 01:42 PM
I'm hoping that Aliens inspired steady gun comes out also.  I don't care if it's a running change or if they sneak it in with another figure somewhere as long as it comes out.  I will probably buy the Destro as-is when I see him but I don't know if I'll keep him carded in hopes of a change.  I may just re-buy if they do.

Hopefully we'll see something at Toy Fair about that gun, or someone asks.  I don't think there will be any Joe Q&A between now and TF so that'll be the first opportunity to find out more info.

Here's a question, though.  Did a Destro with the steady gun ever hit eBay either as a proto or finished, but unpackaged, example?  Or, even packaged? 

   E...
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Jesse James on January 14, 2011, 04:08 PM
I'm pretty sure not, E, as I try to keep an eye on that.  However, the steady-gun exists in that scale from Hot Toys...  Even articulated arm to the belt.  It's pretty neat.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on January 16, 2011, 03:31 PM
Picked up the AWE Striker last night, mostly for the Night Fox figure.  Also grabbed Dusty to go with the desert theme.

The Night Fox figure is really nice.  The ankle articulation is a little limited but overall it's a great figure with a crapload of accessories, which is one of the reasons I decided to buy the set.  I think they could have done without the belt/holster so that the vest fit a little better, but it's not that big of a deal. Actually, what would have rocked is if they had a vest with a holster on it, which would make more sense for a driver.

I like the colors on the AWE Striker but it's not really one of my favorite designs, I don't like the suspension on the wheels.  But it's not a bad vehicle.  And surprisingly enough, even with the odd hip armor on the Dusty figure, I was able to get him in the passenger seat, so I was happy with that.  If Hasbro released the AWE Striker again I'd like to see them retool the suspension and change the whip antenna.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on January 20, 2011, 12:12 PM
My Target just put out 4-5 cases of some w1/w2 remix stuff.  The figures seems to be selling well enough though, but this just means I most likely have to wait a bit longer for w4.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on January 23, 2011, 04:25 PM
Found a few revision cases at the local Targets, so I picked up a few Alley Vipers and a couple others I wanted more of from wave 1. I also noticed Target raised the price on POC singles to $7.99.  :(
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on January 23, 2011, 06:02 PM
$7.99 here too, just checked tonight.  They raised that price some time this week but I don't know exactly when.  Reports over on Hisstank of others seeing that price alsong with a $20 price on the Alpha vehicles which had been $16.99.  The $16.99 tag was still on the shelf at my store today, but they didn't have anything out to scan for me to double-check. 

$7.99 for the figs w/ Vintage Collection Star Wars at the same price, I could see an argument made even though I don't like that price, but adding $4+ to the Alpha vehicles?  Nope, that's ridiculous.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on January 23, 2011, 07:43 PM
$20 Alphas? Makes me glad I found and bought the AWE Striker and Ice Cutter last weekend.

I remember back in the RAHC days in 2000-01 when I bought the TRU exclusive AWE Striker for $10. $20 for it now is just insane.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on January 23, 2011, 08:39 PM
Previews for February 2011 lists this as the next wave of POC:

    * Jungle BAT
    * General Hawk
    * Blowtorch
    * Steel Brigade Trooper
    * Cobra Trooper
    * Cobra Commander



And there's an image of the Jungle BAT, which I kind of like:

(http://generalsjoes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/jungle_bat.jpg)
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on January 24, 2011, 07:16 PM
Well thank goodness they gave Duke, Snake Eyes, and Storm Shadow a break for once.  Sheesh.  I LOVE the 25th B.A.T. mold (picked up a few more for $2 at TJ Maxx last weekend) but I'll be good at 2 of these for the new inflated price....possibly not though.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 25, 2011, 10:10 AM
I wonder if Cobra Commander is going to be sporting the look he has in the Renegades show.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 25, 2011, 02:12 PM
HTS has wave 4 up for pre-order.  I will hold out for now though - will wait for more things for other lines because I am confident I will have no problem finding these at retail.

I am wondering if a Neo Viper head would fit on this new Destro?  I think it might look cool.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Sprry75 on January 25, 2011, 10:38 PM
HTS has wave 4 up for pre-order.  I will hold out for now though - will wait for more things for other lines because I am confident I will have no problem finding these at retail.


Thanks for the tip.  With all the gas I've used driving around looking in vain for Wave 3 Snake Eyes, I figured what the hell and ordered Wave 4.  I'm sure I'll come out ahead in the long run.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on January 26, 2011, 01:34 AM
Wave 4 is also in stock (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS19666&mode=retail) at BBTS, where I got mine. I received them late last week, and they're really neat. Lowlight is great and all, but I'm really liking Shadow Tracker.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on January 27, 2011, 10:58 PM
Wave 4 came in stock at SmallJoes.com so I put in an order today.  Also picked up the Helix 1-shot that I'd been looking for.  Should have ordered them yesterday and I could have had them for the weekend but I'll probably get them Monday.  I'm really psyched to get this wave.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on January 28, 2011, 11:27 AM
Stank is reporting/guessing that the following are in w5...

Snake Eyes Temple Guardian
Crazy Legs
Croc Master
Rock Viper
Viper
Iron Grenadier
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: CHEWIE on January 28, 2011, 11:58 AM
Stank is reporting/guessing that the following are in w5...

Snake Eyes Temple Guardian
Crazy Legs
Croc Master
Rock Viper
Viper
Iron Grenadier


Oh wow - I'd absolutely love for that to be true!  Crazy Legs was a favorite of mine as a kid... so was Croc Master.  A Rock Viper and Iron Grenadier would be great... sounds awesome to me.  And a new Viper?  I hope it has elements of the RAH design, but more realistic colors and much better sculpt/articulation than the 25th version.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on January 28, 2011, 12:57 PM
Apparently that list came from BBTS and someone from the Tank spotted it.  BBTS has removed the listing now.

Out of that list, the only figure I'd buy is probably the Viper.  Maybe an Iron Grenadier, but it depends on what he looks like.  Not a fan really of the Rock Viper or Croc Master, Crazylegs isn't terrible but I doubt I'd be that interested.

And another Snake Eyes?  Hasbro, you just gave us probably the best SE you'll ever be able to produce.  Please don't **** it up by trying another version.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 28, 2011, 01:19 PM
^^^  what he said about SE - though if it really is cool I would have no problem with getting another.  The rest of the list sounds pretty cool though.

One thing to think about/ask though is, when does Hasbro plan to start adding Renegades characters into the mix?  Out of the past 2 rumor lists there is only 1, maybe 2 figures that could fall into the Renegades show (unless I am missing something since I am about 2 episodes behind) - those 2 are Cobra Commander and Cobra Trooper.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: CHEWIE on January 28, 2011, 02:48 PM
I'm guessing we'll have a better idea on the Renegades stuff after Toy Fair...
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on January 29, 2011, 12:30 AM
Now, did something change or didn't Hasbro say that they weren't going to go with figure designs based on the Renegades animation?  Did that change or is Hasbro just planning on doing Renegade characters in a realistic POC style?

I'm loving what they're doing right now and really want to see it continue.  I definitely want POC style Scarlett and Baroness figures along with Cover Girl and then a couple other other favorites like Gung Ho, Rock n Roll, maybe Law & Order or Mutt and Junkyard, a new take on Stalker, Alpine and Major Bludd over on the Cobra side.  I'm just not ready to move on from what they're doing right now into something else.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 29, 2011, 11:12 AM
is Hasbro just planning on doing Renegade characters in a realistic POC style?

that was what they were planning the last time it was brought up.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on January 30, 2011, 01:43 AM
My Wave 4 figures came today from Small Joes.  Only opened Low-Light and Skydive so far.  Skydive is actually an excellent figure and I really like him.  So far I have some mixed feelings on Low-Light but I'll post more on that later.

I'm going to open Shadow Tracker then it's going to be bed time.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on January 30, 2011, 02:43 PM
Okay, I've had time now to open Destro and look over all four figures in this wave again.  I'm looking at them from two angles, the first is if they're good toys and the second if they hit the mark as collectibles.  The second is less important to me, but unfortunately where two of them fall.

Low-Light
I was most looking forward to Low-Light and Shadow Tracker.  I've been wanting them since seeing them at the GI Joe con last year.  Low-Light is the one I'm most disappointed in for a couple of reasons.  The first being the fragility of the accessories.  He's an example of what can be accomplished at this scale, with the level of detail and the amount of accessories, but now that it's been proven that it can be done, it doesn't necessarily mean it should. 

The rifle is nice, but the collapsible stock is fragile and trying to pose the figure with it extended puts pressure on it that Iím afraid will cause it to break if Iím not careful with it.  Same with the scope.  The tiny pegs worry me whether itís putting the scope on the gun or on the holster on his leg.  One wrong move and itís broken and worthless.  The radio set is the same way, especialy the antenna.  Itís tiny and since itís a separate piece, Iím thinking that short of storing it in a box, Iím either going to lose the antenna or break it.  To a lesser extent, the spotter scope is the same, with the legs being something Iím afraid Iím going to snap if Iím not extremely careful with it.

Just taking the accessories out of the package I had a momentary lapse and nearly broke the barrel off the UZI.  I was able to bend it back but itís weakened now and will probably come apart eventually.  The gun case is nice and I like the fact that you can use it as both a backpack or a case.  It was kind of a bitch to get open and, again, I was worried about breaking a tab or something.  The backpack is a decent piece, though, and itís nice that you can put a couple of the accessories in it.  Thatís actually one of the best pieces of the set. 

Overall, Lowlight looks great and he does have some good articulation, but Iím so paranoid about breaking or loosing accessories that I donít feel that he makes a good toy.  I think to make him really playable, Iíd replace some of his equipment with Marauderís stuff and store his accessories away so that they donít get lost or damaged.  So while I was most looking forward to Low-Light, ultimately Iím the most disappointed in him.

Shadow Tracker
Shadow Tracker was my second most anticipated figure and he fares better than Low-Light, in my opinion.  My major gripe with him is the amount of accessories he comes with and the complete lack of his ability to carry most of them.  While other figures in the line have working holsters and sheaths, Tracker has only one working sheath and then a hole in his leg for another bayonet.  Why not cut down on the number of accessories and spend that money on a sheath or two?  The other major issue is his hair.  The arrow backpack is actually a decent piece but unless you cut his hair, you canít put that on him.  I donít want to buy a toy and the first thing out of the package I have to do to it is cut it up with an X-acto knife.  And I think even if I do that, the hair is still going to get in the way of the backpack.  I may have to look at some photos online to see what others did.

As a toy, though, he fare better than Low-Light.  His accessories arenít really as fragile and except for the fact that he canít carry most of them, they work well.  Even the net trap has some possibilities.  He could have easily been better with one leg sheath instead of a hole for a knife and maybe change up his vest so that there was a better way to attach some accessories.  The only other issue I have with him is the lack of ankle articulation.  If theyíd sculpted the pants just a little different it would have been greatly improved.

Still, I like Shadow Tracker and I think with the right selection of his accessories, he makes an excellent enemy for the new Spirit figure.

Skydive
I liked Skydive just because of the ridiculous accessories.  Seeing him all together in person, heís a really cool looking figure.  All of the accessories fit well on the figure and the winged backpack, while kind of weird, works well and looks cool as ****.  Under all the skydiving accessories, Skydive also makes for a decent looking commando figure.  Drop him behind enemy lines, drop his gear and heís ready to go.  Most of the money on this figure is in the backpack and harness accessories so I canít blame Hasbro for not giving him more than a pistol, but I think pulling a rifle from another figure and including it with him would add some playability. 

While I thought Skydive looked cool, I wasnít really in a hurry to get him.  Now, though, heís one of the top two figures of this wave for me.  The other being Shadow Tracker.

Destro
I was really disappointed to find out that Destro didnít come with the Aliens style steady-gun but the gatling gun he does come with is pretty cool, although I donít care for the ammo belt just kind of hanging out into space.  Thereís no backpack or anything to attach it to so itís kind of odd.  The steady-gun part of the rig seems to work okay, but it takes a little doing to get it into a position that looks like it should work as intended.

This is one of the better looking Destro figs, IMO.  Heís huge and looks mean as ****.  The armor pieces work well and the integrated holster works for the pistol thatís included.  I think heíd look equally good with a big grenade launcher or something.  I like the paint scheme even.  It just all works.  Oh, and the brief case of money?  Excellent!  Thatís just a cool accessory for a weapons dealer.  Itís a nice touch.  Iím hoping that the rumored Iron Grenadiers that BBTS posted the other day are real and that they complement this version of Destro in some way.  It would be cool to surround the boss with some equally badass looking henchmen.  Of the four figures, I like Destro about equally as well as Shadow Tracker but do think that he makes a somewhat better toy than ST because all his accessories seem to work well.

Iím still glad to have the Low-Light figure and maybe as I spend more time with him my opinion will change.  The figure itself is fine, I found most of the faults with the accessories.  It just feels like kind of a letdown for a figure that Iíve been waiting almost a year for. 

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Greg on January 30, 2011, 03:10 PM
Great review efranks! I definitely feel the same way about Lowlight. His accessories are troublesome. I was in awe when I first opened the figure, and thought the accessories were the best things since sliced bread. But now, after having it for a couple of weeks, I feel that some parts either don't fit together well (scope on the rifle), will get lost too easily (bullet and antennae) or might break with just light posing of the figure (bipod and stock.) I'll probably pick up another Lowlight when the revisions hit, hopefully the accessories will be a bit more durable. At the very least, I can treat them with more care right from opening the toy.

The other three figures are damn-near perfect though. I don't mind the lack of storage options on Shadow Tracker, as I've been switching his inventory based on his "missions." Plus I don't think he would need more than a couple of weapons at any given time.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Paul on January 31, 2011, 08:25 AM
Looks inspired by the show but will not be exactly like the animation.  They are saying the figs will fit with the current line. 
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on February 2, 2011, 02:20 PM
BBTS (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=3.75+gi+joe+2011) has preorders up for the next two waves....No pics yet though (other than the Jungle BAT that Ben posted back)
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on February 3, 2011, 12:11 AM
I'm interested in seeing the army builders from wave 6 the most.  Viper and Iron Grenadier.  I may also be interested in the Cobra figure but we'll see what they do with it.  The Shock Trooper really could be the base for generic blue shirts and, if so, I'd be in for a few.  Otherwise I'll save my cash for more ST and the W6 stuff.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on February 3, 2011, 12:26 PM
I'm not too crazy about all these army builders in one wave. But I guess I'll deal with it. Can't wait to see Crazy Legs and Steel Brigade.  :)
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Sprry75 on February 5, 2011, 04:12 PM
My wave 4 arrived yesterday and I found a new Snake Eyes and two Shock Troopers today, so I'm stocked up.

eFranks is right on.  When i first opened Low Light, I thought, "Aw, these accessories aren't so bad," and then I dropped the bullet and spent the next half hour combing the carpet looking for it.

It's a pretty petty gripe, though, to have too many accessories with too much detail.  The figures are phenomenal, and for my money, I'd say the POC line is the best thing going, action figure wise.  The detail, accessories, and articulation are unbelievable. 

Low Light and Shadow Tracker have a bit of Recondo neck going on, as well.  But again, that's just me being bitchy.  All of these figures are incredible.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: CHEWIE on February 8, 2011, 12:36 PM
I agree, pretty much all of POC line rocks... the figure quality is outstanding and I've noticed the hips don't get all wobbly like the 25th style figure.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: DoctorPadawan on February 21, 2011, 11:54 AM
I picked up Low Light this weekend at a local Wal-Mart, and I have to say, I'm pretty impressed at the level of detail that went into his accessories.  I think it's a great aspect of most of the POC figures that they can carry all their gear either in their packs or on their bodies.  Little things like the ability to have LL either carry his gun satchel, wear it on his back with the backpack, or wear the backpack with the satchel attached to the side make this line the best value, IMO, in the action figure aisle today. 

Is there some weird revision case that doesn't include Shadow Tracker and/or the new Destro?  All this WM had was LL and Skydive (also a neat figure, btw), along with several Cobra Shock Troopers, Duke, and Commando SE from the previous wave that hadn't been there a day earlier.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on February 21, 2011, 02:48 PM
There's a wave 4 revision case without Shadow Tracker and Destro.  It has 2x Cobra Commander,, Snake Eyes and Cobra Shock Trooper along with 1 each on Alley Viper, SS, Jungle Viper, Duke, Skydive and Low-Light.

I'm actually hoping to find that because I'd love another shot at some Shock Troopers.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Jesse James on February 21, 2011, 05:04 PM
I maybe saw remnants of this at WM last night, plus are POC figures down to $7 for anyone else?  Was that a price drop at WM or the same?  I thought they were $7.97 and now they're $6.97 -ish at mine.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on February 21, 2011, 06:13 PM
They had been in the $6.97/$6.99 range but Target bumped them to $7.99 recently.  I think my Walmart is still under $7, at least it was last time in I was in which was one day last week.  I was planning on stopping at Walmart after work tomorrow and if new cases of POC have been hitting, I'll gladly buy, especially if I can score a couple more Shock Troopers.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: NightVyper on February 21, 2011, 08:55 PM
the shock trooper are really great. i got eight so far and it is not enough.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 8, 2011, 10:33 AM
G.I. JOE Wave 6 12-Pack  - Coming soon at HTS (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/new-to-hasbrotoyshop-gi-joe-wave-6-12-pack?CD=121&ST=SO&PG=5)

LOL at Crazy Legs' pose for his packaged figure.

edit with an update:


G.I. JOE Wave 5 12-Pack - Coming Soon at HTS (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/new-to-hasbrotoyshop-gi-joe-wave-5-12-pack?CD=121&ST=SO&PG=5)

perhaps we are getting 2 waves at the same time...



even more updates!!!   :P    both of them now up for pre-order with an expected shipping date............    5/23!?!?!?!?    :o
that is a long ways off to have something pre-ordered from HTS.  this may be the longest advanced pre-order I have seen from HTS.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on March 9, 2011, 12:17 PM
Wasn't sure where to put this, but looks like Dial Tone is sold out.   :'(
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: spiderpumpkin on March 11, 2011, 09:05 PM
And now the Mission to Brazil sets are sold out too.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: CHEWIE on March 11, 2011, 10:18 PM
Noticed that the Wal-Marts around here no longer have GI JOE figures in their toy aisle...  :-\
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on March 11, 2011, 11:57 PM
Wasn't sure where to put this, but looks like Dial Tone is sold out.   :'(

Dial-Tone is still available if you sign up for the Officer membership. Which is good, cause I just signed up.  ;D
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on March 12, 2011, 09:20 AM
Noticed that the Wal-Marts around here no longer have GI JOE figures in their toy aisle...  :-\

Quite a few of my WMs never even carried the POC line from the beginning, but I've noticed the few that did have recently pulled out.

Dial-Tone is still available if you sign up for the Officer membership. Which is good, cause I just signed up.  ;D

Really?  I hope it's worth the price of admission.  Will need to check into that...
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on March 12, 2011, 01:55 PM
I figured it would be. Dial-Tone will likely cost more on ebay now than a membership, plus there was the fact that the club got the leftover Slaughters from SDCC last year, so I figured the same thing might happen with Zarana this year. And there's a few club-only figures I want to buy, like the IG Undertow and DTC Copperhead. And after I missed out on Big Lob...
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on March 12, 2011, 02:16 PM
Contemplating the third class option.  Does stuff from the club come carded or just in a baggie?  I've still yet to acquire a Slaughter of my very own.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on March 12, 2011, 02:41 PM
The subscription figures have historically been bagged.  Dial-Tone will be also, but they are offering a 600 piece carded run at the convention this year. If any are left after the con they'll be in the online store, but the way this year's going, I wouldn't count on that.

Most of the other exclusive figures that are available online are carded or come boxed in some way.  Convention sets come in a big box with a foam insert and there is also a bagged set available.  Show souvenirs have been a mix.  There have been both bagged and carded, but I think they're usually bagged.  Those may or may not make it to the store after the con.  Last year's are still available, for example, but other than some parachute figures, most souvenirs sell out at the con or shortly after, they usually don't hang around for long.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Sprry75 on March 12, 2011, 03:45 PM
No figure is worth forty bucks by itself, but is the club membership worth it?  What is really included?
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on March 12, 2011, 11:58 PM
Club membership gets you a free figure, either 3.75" or 12", 12 months of the Club newsletter, free listings on mcax.com (now online), access to the forums, and paid member pricing on all items in the store.

I've always gotten the 12" member figure in the past so that, along with the newsletter, is worth the price IMO.  It's debatable if the magazine is worth it or not.  Personally, I like it, but there are a lot of people that complain about it not having the kind of conent that they want to read about.  Mcax.com, I haven't used that yet as it just came on, but it is a sales alternative to eBay, Craigslist and forum postings.  It remains to be seen if that's a worthy perk.

I think it's a way better deal than the Gentle Giant Premier Guild, for example, because you get one bust and a ****-ton of headache for your $60 (plus shipping) with that subscription.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: 501ST on March 13, 2011, 01:58 AM
No figure is worth forty bucks by itself

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No Pod is worth two slaves. Not by a long shot.
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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: DoctorPadawan on March 13, 2011, 04:48 PM
Noticed that the Wal-Marts around here no longer have GI JOE figures in their toy aisle...  :-\
Quite a few of my WMs never even carried the POC line from the beginning, but I've noticed the few that did have recently pulled out.

Ditto here.  Back in January during the post-holiday reset, one of the three local WMs dropped the Joes (along with about 75% of the rest of their boys action figure aisle lines).  When I went into the two that had not dropped them today, those two stores had dumped the Joe stuff into the clearance aisle (and had marked them down, oddly enough), and there was no space for them on the plan-o-grams.  It seems that the Summer Marvel Movie Toy Menace has taken its first casualty, and it's one of Hasbro's own properties.  Ironic, I think.   :-[

Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on March 14, 2011, 12:20 AM
My Walmart did another reset the other day to make room for the Thor figures.  After the shuffle, the Bravo Vehicle slot went away (after never having stock) and the Alpha and figure areas moved.  Still no new stock, however.

They also made room for the Pirates of the Caribbean figures, which I think I mentioned seeing in another thread around here somewhere.

You're right that it's ironic that Hasbro is losing retail shelf space to itself.  What makes it worse is that, from a shopper's point of view, Hasbro's film track record has been ****** since the first Iron Man and Transformers films.  The Joe line tanked, the IM2 line tanked from our point of view, and TF2 didn't seem to do the sales that the first film did.  Maybe the IM2 and TF2 lines sold better than they appeared to, but I'd be surprised if they sold anywhere near what Hasbro hoped they would.

Meanwhile, the new Joe line, which has some of the best product of the last 10 years, suffers as does the Marvel Universe line which fills the non-movie related void that Marvel superhero collectors have.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Sprry75 on March 20, 2011, 11:04 PM
What is the point of those little flipper things that Beachhead comes with?
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Jesse James on March 21, 2011, 12:08 AM
Got a pic? 

If they're just flippers like a diver has, I'd guess it's like Navy SEAL gear when they're dumped near shore but don't need the whole diving kit...  There's a BBI Soldier in woodland fatigues with a breating harness and flippers for basically the same thing.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Sprry75 on April 18, 2011, 11:24 PM
Went into two Targets and both of them had pegs crammed full of Cobra Shock Troopers and Alley Vipers.  I picked up six of each on sale for $6.99.  Don't know if this is isolated luck or if there are case revisions with these popular army builders hitting.  Just a heads up.  Also saw one Shadow Tracker and two Skydives at each Target.  No new Destros and no Low Lights.  But man...it was tough leaving any of those Shock Troopers on the pegs.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Jesse James on April 18, 2011, 11:26 PM
I saw similar...  Lots of the riot Cobra and Alley Viper...  Lots of good army builders in general.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on April 19, 2011, 01:17 AM
I'm jealous.  Two WM stores I've been in recently have clearanced out their Joes, my store has 2 Arctic Destros since the first of the year and Target is so backed up with Wave 2 that I don't see them getting anything in.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: CHEWIE on April 19, 2011, 11:40 AM
I've been seeing a very steady flow of figures rotating at both Target and TRU.  It's a shame that Wal-Mart dropped the line, because the figures seemed to move really well there too. 
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Greg on April 19, 2011, 12:07 PM
I've been seeing a very steady flow of figures rotating at both Target and TRU.  It's a shame that Wal-Mart dropped the line, because the figures seemed to move really well there too. 

I've been seeing the same thing... less so at Target since they have fewer pegs. I'm also fortunate to still have a local WM stocking Joes, and it's been like a personal treasure chest. Lowlights, Shadow Trackers, Destros, Shock Troopers, and everything else all stocked fairly regularly... and it all sells out!

I gotta say, the revision cases for Joes and Marvel Universe have really helped get a lot of figures back into rotation. I hope Star Wars gets the same treatment later this year.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: CHEWIE on April 19, 2011, 01:47 PM
Yeah, I think the Star Wars team could learn a thing or two for vintage by looking at how the GI JOE line has been handled.  However, they need to also find a way to lower the MSRP for vintage.  I think the price is hurting that line.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on April 21, 2011, 12:31 AM
Just got an email from BBTS that my set of wave 6 is in stock, so in about a week, I'll have new Joes.  ;D

Wonder what happened to wave 5. Not that I'm complaining; I was more looking forward to wave 6.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on April 22, 2011, 12:41 AM
Found a fresh case of wave 3 at Walmart yesterday.  Three each Snake Eyes, Duke, Storm Shadow and Shock Trooper.  Picked up all 3 Shock Troops.  Felt a little guilty buying the whole lot, but I won't need any more and rather than pin my hopes on another restock, I'll let everyone else in town fight over those.

I'm hoping that Wave 4 shows up, especially that second revision, it has 2 each of the army builders, although there's no Low-Light.  I'd like 2 if not 3 more Alley Vipers.  But, with wave 6 being spotted at retail, I may need to save my cash to hopefully stock up on Iron Grenadiers and Vipers.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: DoctorPadawan on April 23, 2011, 12:48 PM
Finally found a Shadow Tracker at Target earlier this week, but I actually found him to be a little bit disappointing.  For all the cool gear he comes with, I can't get any of it to work properly, mainly due to his dreadlocks blocking the backpack hole for his arrow/quiver setup.  I guess I was spoiled with how Low Light could pack every last piece of his gear along with him.  All I need now is Money Case Destro and I'll be...oh wait, the next wave just started showing up.  ****.   :-\

Also picked up the Fury w/ Alley Viper Officer at Ross for 12 bucks.  I normally don't buy Joe vehicles due to the room they take up, but it was too good a deal to pass up. 
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on April 23, 2011, 11:17 PM
That was one of my complaints with Shadow Tracker also.  Loved him when photos started showing up, but reality set in quick.  He really can only carry one or two of his accessories and the rest are left on the shelf.  The one saving point on the quiver is that it'll also attach to his leg so that's an option.  But I wish they'd cut down one or two accessories and invested in a sheath or two.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on May 20, 2011, 04:48 PM
After seeing what Hasbro released in the Captain America deluxe figure line, I'm wondering why they couldn't have snuck a working parachute into the Crazy Legs packaging.  He's light on accessories anyway, so why not throw in an awesome play feature that really kind of works for all ages?

I'm thinking now that I should pick up one of the Target soldier figs with the working chute and part it out.  And I wasn't even going to buy Crazy Legs.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: DoctorPadawan on May 21, 2011, 06:49 PM
Two of my three local Wal-Marts (the "A level" stores with a full toy section) completed their resets for the new summer movie toys this week, and right in the middle of it were six pegs for "GI JOE SINGLE FIGURE."  So, at the very least, it seems that WM is back in the Joe-selling business (for the time being).  Nothing had been stocked in those sections as of this morning, but at least there's space for them.

Of course, a road trip out of town saw me visit 4 other WMs, all of which had the same situation, but with pegs freshly stocked with at least 3 cases of 2011 wave 1 (the wave with the Shock Trooper).  Great.   :-\
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Greg on May 21, 2011, 07:33 PM
Of course, a road trip out of town saw me visit 4 other WMs, all of which had the same situation, but with pegs freshly stocked with at least 3 cases of 2011 wave 1 (the wave with the Shock Trooper).  Great.   :-\

My local WMs never dropped Joes, but they got hammered with the Wave 3 cases a few weeks back. I never thought I'd see the Shock Troopers pegwarming, but it's a reality at those stores.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on May 22, 2011, 01:11 AM
Over on Hiss Tank they had a thread about WM stores putting up new pegs for Joe with this latest reset.  My store never dropped them, but they had wave 1 and 2 early then one case of wave 3 snuck in a few weeks ago but it's been very sparse.  There was a point where the only two figures they had on the shelf were two wave 1 Destro figures for over 2 months....they're still there but now joined by two left over W3 Duke figs.

After Christmas they had a shelf spot for the Bravo vehicles, never stocked them.  The pegs were there for maybe 2 or 3 months, never stocked, and then they got pulled.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: CHEWIE on May 26, 2011, 08:36 PM
Cool, thanks for the info.

All the Wal-Marts out here reset with 8 pegs for POC figures this week... 3 stores are empty, 1 store put out what looked like old stock from Wave 1 (cards were not in great shape, I'm sure they had put them back in the stockroom when they removed Joes from the aisle).

Looking forward to hopefully an onslaught of the Cobra Trooper and Cobra Viper waves in the coming weeks!
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Jesse James on May 26, 2011, 09:54 PM
My WM put out the 8 pegs and put out Coc Master and Crazy Legs wave...  Not a very spiffy wave though that is a cool Rock Viper.

Never saw the wave with Low Light. :(  I wanted Lowlight at least, and kind of wanted Destro and the dude with dreds too.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on May 27, 2011, 01:00 AM
The wave with Destro, Lowlight and Shadow Tracker has never been stocked here either.

Monday night there was a new case of wave 6 which is the one you saw, Jesse, with Iron Grenadier, Viper, Crazy Legs, Croc Master and Snake Eyes.  I picked up both Viper figs and one IG, the other was gone when I got there.  I really like the IG figure, he's basically Destro with a new head.  The Viper is okay, but I don't like his rifle and the left arm is lacking some range of motion in the elbow which is mostly due to a design problem.

I've seen at least one report of wave 5 showing up and seems to be coming after W6.  Wave 5 has the masked Cobra Trooper, Steel Brigade, Hawk, Blowtorch, Cobra Commander and Jungle BAT.  I'm looking forward to Hawk and Steel Brigade from that wave but I'm not sure if I'll pick up the Cobra Trooper or the others.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Jesse James on May 27, 2011, 02:26 AM
I've gotta watch for that wave for my brother too I guess.

If anyone winds up with an extra Lowlight, i'm interested in him.  I was really just into getting him if possible, from that last wave.

I'm going to have to watch for the Iron Grenadier too as I didn't know he was in that wave with Crazy Legs.  Don't know how I didn't know that.  Wish they pictured the figures in a wave on the cardback so I knew more what was out there...  I'm mostly trying to just help my brother out, rather than myself.  I never know what to look for though, haha.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on May 27, 2011, 11:41 AM
I never asked for the favor, but I have a local TF collector that has been picking me up all the new POC waves....so no hunting for me.  Haven't had time to open the past couple of waves though, but it's good piece of mind having them.   :)

Not really sure why they released Croc Master again, but HISS is reporting a kind of Python Patrol variant.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on May 27, 2011, 01:28 PM
I thought Croc Master was an odd choice, but he does fit in with the jungle theme they have going.  I actually bought the figure after passing on the 25th release.  I think I have a VvV release (or whatever that new sculpt line was that he was in) but only because he came in a 2-pack.  Never been a big CM fan but I do like this figure.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Sprry75 on May 28, 2011, 04:31 AM
Saw a lone Croc Master hanging on the pegs today, which means I missed the cool guys.  Bummer.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Sprry75 on May 30, 2011, 09:16 PM
Found a Hawk, Cobra Commander, and a couple of Cobra Troopers today.  The best part was they rang up for $3.50 each.  Must've been under the same clearance SKU as all the pre-reset Destros.  They're all great, but Hawk is particularly awesome.  Downside is that his case does not appear to be very durable.  Closing it one time whitened the plastic hinge pretty bad.  I don't expect that to last, which is unfortunate, because next to the Destro briefcase full of cash, it's the coolest accessory I've seen in a long time.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: CHEWIE on May 31, 2011, 03:26 PM
Finally found some of the new POC today, at Wal-Mart.  Grabbed the following:

Cobra Trooper x 2
Steel Brigade x 2
Cobra Commander x 1
Blowtorch x 1

I wanted to get these for my son's birthday, but that has passed.  For now, I'll given him the Blowtorch and Cobra Commander in a couple weeks when he's done something helpful around the house. 

He's already got about a dozen of the 25th anniversary Cobra Troopers, so I don't know that he needs these two new version or not, plus he's very young so I don't know that he'd appreciate the upgrade on these. 

For his birthday, he got the following Joe stuff:

- POC Deviant Walker
- POC Rock Viper
- ROC Night Raven
- ROC Ice Dagger
- ROC Dragonhawk
- 25th Serpentor w/ Air Chariot
- 25th F.L.A.K. Cannon vs. C.L.A.W.

I was saving the 25th Cobra Rattler for his birthday, but ended up giving him that about 6 weeks ago as a reward for participating in his school play.  I also caved in and gave him the 25th Cobra Fang last month too.  Yikes!

Also on a side note, I was at the Toyman Collector Show in STL last week and found an Indiana Jones Nazi Field Car for just 2 bucks... I gave it to him and he stuffed it with Cobra troopers and calls it his Cobra Field Car.  Awesome.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Paul on June 3, 2011, 07:30 AM
Yo Joes!,  QnA questions are due Monday.  Anything you guys want to know this time around?  I have 2 decent ones, but want you guys to get a chance.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: CHEWIE on June 3, 2011, 11:00 AM
Sure, I have a couple of ideas!

1) Are there any plans to create some sort of HISS tank from the 1980s classic era that has working treads?  Basically, an all new sculpt, but of the old design scheme?  You could also give it an interchangeable top cannon - one that holds missiles, the other with the standard guns.

2) How about a new Tele-Viper of the old 1980s classic design, but with more modern sculpting/articulation?  It could come with a removable helmet/goggles too, perhaps with alternate gear.  Thoughts?


I wouldn't be surprised if these have been asked before, I don't know.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Scockery on June 7, 2011, 05:38 PM
According to one site's answers, Data-Viper has been cancelled. Bummer.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on June 7, 2011, 06:38 PM
I'm not overly upset about that.  I didn't care for the design that much and probably wouldn't have picked it up even if it got made.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Jesse James on June 7, 2011, 11:18 PM
Our answers are coming, I messed up.  :-X
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Sprry75 on June 8, 2011, 09:44 PM
After restoring pegs for the Croc Master wave, which I missed, my nearest Wal Mart has now replaced it with Phineas & Herb guys.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: CHEWIE on June 9, 2011, 11:51 AM
After restoring pegs for the Croc Master wave, which I missed, my nearest Wal Mart has now replaced it with Phineas & Herb guys.

Ugh, that really sucks.

I've found the Cobra Trooper/Steel Brigade case twice now.  So, I now have 4 of the Cobra Trooper, and 3 of the Streel Brigade trooper.  Tempted to keep them but I have a feeling I'll give them to my kid.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Greg on June 9, 2011, 12:16 PM
I've found the Cobra Trooper/Steel Brigade case twice now.  So, I now have 4 of the Cobra Trooper, and 3 of the Streel Brigade trooper.  Tempted to keep them but I have a feeling I'll give them to my kid.

If your kid doesn't like them I'd be willing to give them a good home. :P I haven't seen Wave 5 in my area yet, and Wave 6 hasn't hit very hard. (Something like 1 case at some WMs)

I did order some Steel Brigades, 2 Cobras, and a BAT online, and they are AWESOME figures. I love the variety of accessories that each figure comes with. It's nice that the different heads, backpacks, and weapons included with the SB and BAT allow for figures to fill different "roles". I have one SB displayed as a heavy weapons/bazooka guy, another with the machine gun, and two others as riflemen. I'm looking forward to getting a few more BATs so I can have some displayed as damaged and undamaged, and some with arm attachments and others with the gatling guns.

Hasbro would be wise to repack the Steel Brigade and Cobra Troopers in the 30th Anniv. collection. At least they're on the right track with repacking the Viper.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on June 15, 2011, 01:21 PM
still no sign of wave 5 or wave 6 for me
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on June 15, 2011, 02:23 PM
No wave 5 here either, but we did get that one case of 6 at Walmart a couple weeks ago.  Of course, it was immediatly wiped out and we're back to our 2 Arctic Destro figs.  I was hoping, after seeing the RGIS tags around the store, that we'd see some new stock now that spring inventory was over.  But it's been another week or more since then.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on June 21, 2011, 11:26 AM
http://generalsjoes.com/ (http://generalsjoes.com/) has pics of some carded stuff from the 30th line, including the new Stalker. Looks like the IG, Steel Brigade, and Viper are getting repacked, which is great since I know I'm not alone in wanting a few more of those guys.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on June 23, 2011, 03:13 PM
I really like the Iron Grenadier and I'll probably get one or two more, but I don't think I'll end up with as many as I thought I would.  The Viper is really excellent and this update seems to have the red arm pads.  So I may snag a couple more but I don't know if I'll splash out a lot of money on them.

I saw the Steel Brigade in person at Philly CC last weekend and it looks really great.  I'll probably get a few of those along with the Hawk. 

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Jesse James on June 23, 2011, 03:51 PM
I'm a little bummed Stalker has dreds.  Seriously, he's a US Army Ranger, so his hair shouldn't be like that, but I'll still nab him.  Stalker was one of my first Joes...  Loved him, and his camo deco.  An update will certainly be nice to have in my meager Joe display.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on June 24, 2011, 09:39 AM
That reminds me - I still need to dig out my carded baby puke green 25th Stalker and see if he's still selling for insane cash.

Oh, I picked up the mech suits last night at TJMaxx for $9.99 each.  Not bad.  Noticed they still have ROC figs and Combat Heroes after all this time.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Biffette on June 24, 2011, 12:53 PM
What weirds me out is how much lighter Stalker's skin tone is on the card art compared to the figure itself:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/Biffette/stalkerskintone.jpg)

Was lightening the skin tone so much really necessary?
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on June 24, 2011, 05:14 PM
Cancelled mail away CC is up at http://www.gijoeclub.com/shop/index.cfm?do=detail&productid=2438 (http://www.gijoeclub.com/shop/index.cfm?do=detail&productid=2438)

I would so LOVE to have that mini Hiss, but I'm not shelling out $60 for it + I missed out on Dial Tone so not seeing it but ya.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on June 26, 2011, 08:41 PM
I'm surprisded that Cobra Commander isn't sold out yet, it seemed like quite a few people were buying it over on Hiss Tank.  I wonder how many the Club got?  I ordered two because I think I'd like to open one.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on July 1, 2011, 01:17 PM
A local WM started carrying Joe out of the blue. I was pretty stoked. First time I saw Low-Light at retail. Anyway, he's up for trade if anyone's still looking for him.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on July 2, 2011, 01:20 AM
Either they uncovered some old stock or my Walmart got a new case of POC Thursday.  There were four leftover figs on the pegs and if I'm right, they came from a case that had Skydive, Shadow Tracker and some army builders in it.  All that was left were Duke, Beachhead, Storm Shadow and Jungle Viper.

If I'm right I didn't miss out on anything but maybe an army builder or two.  Still, it's been so long between cases, it's depressing to think they got one case, sold through and now we may have to wait 2 more months for a restock.

Edit -> Just checked my notes and WM had their last new case of Joe figures on 5/23 when they got Wave 6 with the Iron Grenadier.  So, I guess it'll be about August 5th or so before we get more figs...

I may just buy the Beachhead feed the craving.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on July 2, 2011, 04:15 PM
Picked up all of w6 or whatever the Steel Brigade wave is at a WM this morning.  He rocks, but the rest of the wave is mostly uninspired IMO so not sure if I'm going to return them or not.  Was just stoked to see new Joes on the pegs.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 6, 2011, 12:14 AM
finally found some newness while out on a travel at a WM, grabbed the new CC and Hawk.  Passed on the new Blowtorch - didnt see any of the others from the wave.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on July 27, 2011, 11:36 AM
Well, I'm more than a little pissed at my local Walmart.  After the crappy day on HTS yesterday, I stopped at Walmart and after getting approximately 1 case each of the two newest waves of POC, a month apart, and skipping the Low-Light wave altogether, they had at least 2 cases on the pegs.  But they were all early wave stuff.

Alley Viper, Ultimate Snake Eyes, Snake Eyes w/ Timber, Jungle Duke, Dusty, Recondo, Snow Job, Storm Shadow, Beachhead, Firefly...maybe something else I'm forgetting.

What I want to know is where the hell did this crap come from and why did they never get wave 5 (Hawk, Steel Brigade, etc) or only 1 case of Wave 6 (Crazy Legs, Croc Master, IG)?  Anyone else seeing this at Walmart?

Target hasn't had anything new since they got one cardboard shelf display of the SE/Duke/Shocktrooper/Storm Shadow wave way back in January.  I'm hoping for something to come down the line when they do their reset this week, but I'm not holding my breath.  I screwed up on W5 because, unlike W4 (Shadow Tracker, Skydive, LL, Destro) which I ordered online, I took my chances at retail and missed.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: DoctorPadawan on August 6, 2011, 02:06 PM
A similar thing happened at my local WMs, E.  We got several cases (over a period of about 3 weeks) of the wave 5 figures (Cobra Trooper, Blowtorch, Hawk, etc), and they sold out quickly (with the exception of Blowtorch).  When the WMs restocked, it was with cases of either w1 (Beachhead, Snow Job, etc) or w2 (Recondo, Jungle Viper).  Which, sadly, meant there were even more Arctic Destros than before. 

I did, however, luck out at Target earlier this week, just prior to their reset, and got the 4 figures from w6 I wanted (first time I'd seen those at all).  When I got to the register, they didn't ring up, so they sold them to me for 3.99 apiece, which thrilled me to no end.  Kind of disappointed in the Rock Viper, but the others were pretty cool.  Now, if I could just find that Money Bag Destro figure, I'd be done with the POC stuff completely.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on August 6, 2011, 07:39 PM
Well, I just went on a toy run out of town and hit a TRU, Target, WM and KMart that I only get to every couple of months.

TRU, Target and WM were a bust for Joe figures but I scored some more wave 6 figures at KMart.  They had 2 each of the Iron Grenadier and Rock Viper and one each Crazy Legs, Croc Master and Viper.  I also found a Beachhead and Firefly that I'm pretty sure where there last time I stopped which was a few months ago.  Oddly enough, of the W6 figures, there were no Temple Guardian SE figs and only 1 of the Vipers was missing.

I checked the entire store and didn't find the missing figs so I'm assuming they sold.  The figures were on two different end caps hanging on bare peg hooks with no price tags or anything.  It was kind of wierd.  But, I happily snagged the IG and Viper figs.

The Target I stopped in has 9 Arctic Destro figures on the pegs along with two others.  One is a tornado kick SE and I didn't pay attention to the other.  That's actually great news for that store since they had 11 Destro figs on 6/26.  ::) They did have the Skystriker, though. 

WM had exactly one Joe figure, wave 3 Duke, and that was it.  The TRU I stopped in had at least 8 wave 3 Duke figures...a whole peg full.  It's pretty ridiculous.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on August 23, 2011, 11:24 PM
Found Wave 6 today at Target. Full case when I walked in, I almost grabbed both Iron Grenadiers but settled on both Vipers instead.  They weren't in the computer but the peg price was raised to $7.99.

This is the first new stock at Target since they had some wave 3 back in January.  Hopefully these sell through and that elusive Wave 5 drops in, I'd like a few figures from that and haven't been able to talk myself into buying online.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on August 26, 2011, 12:08 AM
My store stocked up with two new cases of Skystrikers today.  I think we moved one from the first case and we'd had one on the shelf since then, today the shelf was full.

Surprisingly enough, the 12" figures have been selling well.  Well, except for the para set which is about $10 more than the others IIRC.

Unfortunately I stopped in Walmart again last night to investigate the new aisle set further and found that my store is not carrying either of the vehicle lines.  So, again, no VAMP for me from that store.  And no Skystriker, which I don't care as much about since Target has them.  They were just my last hope for locally finding that midsize vehicle series.  Hopefully I'll spot them when I'm on the road somewhere, or they'll show up during one of my infrequent weekend toy runs out of town.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on September 12, 2011, 12:04 PM
I see Joes are on sale for $6.99 from 09/11 - 09/24 at Target.  Haven't looked at the actual tag in some time, but had no clue they were charging $8.39.  Good time to army build those Destros kids!
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Scockery on September 13, 2011, 11:13 AM
Saw the 30th Stalker and Cobra trooper at Wal-Mart. They scanned as "see associate..." there wasn't even a spot for GI JOE items in the store, either.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Jesse James on September 16, 2011, 11:22 PM
Hate to ask again, but does anyone have an extra Low Light?  I've got the Cobra Shadow Tracker guy, would love to trade, but I'll buy too if anyone has one.  I never saw that wave except the ShadowTracker I picked up.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on September 17, 2011, 10:29 AM
Sorry - I've never even seen Low Light at retail and frankly collecting this line is um...not the same as it was in years past.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 17, 2011, 12:20 PM
Jesse I found one today for you.  PM inc.   ;D
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Jesse James on September 19, 2011, 02:02 PM
Danke Smash! :)
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: jedipurge on October 10, 2011, 01:04 PM
not a huge find but i did score the gi joe mech suit @ Ross on Friday for $7.99.  no sign of any other Joe stuff tho.  I'm still holding out hope that some of the stock pulls from Target/Walmart will end up at Ross and the likes.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Jesse James on October 12, 2011, 10:59 PM
Picked up a ton of stuff for my bro the last couple days at Target...  Got Renegades Duke/Firefly tonight, Hazard Viper, an extra Cobra Trooper...

Picked up Stalker the other day too...

Great figures, each and every one.  Got a Duke and Firefly for myself too, and both are outstanding.  That'll be my only Duke I have on my desk, and I buy every Firefly because he was my favorite baddie.

Great figuers though.  Renegades Duke = awesome custom fodder figure if you're into customizing Joes.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Sprry75 on February 3, 2012, 08:58 PM
I just got two HISS Attack Scouts at Ross. Weird looking, but I had no idea these even existed.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on February 4, 2012, 02:25 AM
They almost didn't.  They were basically cancelled along with the Cycle Armor/Ashiko set.  Then they showed in Canada and now, finally, at Ross.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on February 4, 2012, 11:13 AM
Not this Ross thing again...    :-\
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Greg on February 4, 2012, 11:57 AM
Shameless plug: if anyone finds extras of those Cycle Armors and HISS Scouts at Ross I am looking for one of each vehicle, so please keep me in mind. I'll definitely make it worth your while.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Ben on February 26, 2012, 04:16 AM
If you have one locally, Gordmans is also getting the HISS Scout and Cycle Armor wave of vehicles. Mine of course did not, opting to get a ****load of MARS trooper 3-packs, but hey, another option. And if you should find an extra set, don't forget your old buddy i_i.  :)
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on July 9, 2012, 01:39 PM
Saw a Crimson HISS at TJMaxx over the weekend for $16.99.  Thinking of picking up another and try my hand at painting one black.  Probably never going to see one with the working treads at retail again for under $30.  Bought a few silver metallic Sharpies last week and man there's a lot of nice details you can bring out on a toy with one of those.  First time "customizing" a toy.   :D

Yes they had the SW sled thing too....
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on September 2, 2012, 01:50 PM
I guess the mini hiss and mech cycle are showing up at some place called Ollies and Gordmans.  I have a gordmans right down the street from me actually so going to take a peek.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: efranks on September 3, 2012, 08:54 PM
Thanks for the heads-up.  They just opened an Ollie's here about a month ago and I stopped in today and found both sets you mentioned, iFett.  $12.99 each and they had two of each on the shelf.  They're the multilingual boxes, the file cards are in 2 or 3 languages.

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Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: iFett on October 31, 2012, 07:49 PM
Scored x2 Hawks tonight at a Walgreens in the "ghetto" pretty cool.  Most Walgreens in my area have only a Duke or nothing so was pleasantly surprised as I only saw this wave once or maybe twice at normal retail.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 7, 2013, 09:18 AM
anyone have an extra Renegades Storm Shadow?  I have a MOC POC Hawk to trade if you do.  lmk
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Paul on January 8, 2013, 07:57 AM
Let me check my extras box.  If my son hasn't raided it, I probably have one.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 8, 2013, 09:25 AM
awesome thanks Paul!
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: Paul on January 27, 2013, 07:55 AM
Ok Smash, finally got to the box (we have been moving and finally got to that box).  The Stormshadow in that box was  the POC one, not renegades.  I will check with the local guys.  Renegades hit pretty good around here at all the Drug Stores.
Title: Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 30, 2013, 02:14 PM
thanks Paul, appreciate it