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GI Joe: Classified 6" Figure Line
« on: January 14, 2020, 09:44 AM »
https://news.hisstank.com/2020/01/13/g-i-joe-classified-6-inch-action-figure-line-67626

New 6 line called GI Joe Classified. First wave is:
Snake Eyes
Destro
Duke
Scarlett
Roadblock

Glad to see Joe coming back, but Im not sold on the 6 scale. Guess Ill wait and see how they look at Toy Fair.

« Last Edit: January 14, 2020, 11:07 AM by Jeff »
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Re: GI Joe: Classified 6" Figure Line
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 12:43 PM »
Much like Star Wars, 3 3/4 always seems like THE scale for Joes....but that being said Im pretty excited about the prospect of a 6 Joe line. In general, Hasbro hits it out of the park with this scale. Looking at Black Series a and Marvel Legends, or even their Power Rangers or Overwatch lines, you get a pretty quality figure for $20-ish.

I also think Im more open to this scale because I was so happy with the 25th/30th/etc run of figures we got a few years ago. I know there is always more that can be done, or improvements, but that is a line where I feel pretty complete (figure wise at least). The only drawback is the vehicle/play set side of things, much like Star Wars.

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Re: GI Joe: Classified 6" Figure Line
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 08:44 AM »
The real issue with the 6" scale is the viability of vehicles.  Maybe we'll get a RAM or JUMP, but anything bigger than a VAMP is likely out of the question.  A 6" scale Trouble Bubble would be pretty awesome though.

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Re: GI Joe: Classified 6" Figure Line
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 09:34 AM »
The real issue with the 6" scale is the viability of vehicles.  Maybe we'll get a RAM or JUMP, but anything bigger than a VAMP is likely out of the question.  A 6" scale Trouble Bubble would be pretty awesome though.

At the same time, even the 3 3/4" vehicles would be a tough sell these days, if we are going by the Star Wars precedent of $80 Combat Tanks and TIEs and $100 X-Wings. HasLab, we need ya!

I was never a big Joe collector, but I did snatch up the 25th anniversary 5-packs when they came out years ago to satisfy the nostalgia itch for those mains. My first Joes in 83 or 84 were Destro, Scarlet, and a Cobra Soldier, and they were basically purchased to supplement my Star Wars toy adventures, so this first wave interests me (even though I have resisted 6" Star Wars all these years.)

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Re: GI Joe: Classified 6" Figure Line
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2020, 12:45 PM »
Hasbro officially kicking off the new 6" line. 

Announcement reveal was sold given to IGN and then a $40 deluxe exclusive version of Snake-Eyes was revealed for Pulse:

G.I. Joe Classified Series Snake Eyes Deluxe Action Figure Hasbro Pulse Exclusive

Same figure (minus the extra accessories) will be in the first wave of $20 basic figures, so you only need it if you want the extra weapons/accessories.
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Re: GI Joe: Classified 6" Figure Line
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2020, 02:22 PM »
Count me in as being pretty excited for this line. Joe, like Star Wars, will always be thought of as a 3 3/4 line, but I also understand that just isnt where the game is these days. Plus, between the original ARAH line (which Im still picking things up for), and the 25/35/50th anniversary lines, Im pretty happy with the overall run there.

Ive already preordered Snake Eyes. Id be perfectly fine with the standard version, but since this was fairly easy to preorder I decided what the heck. I cant remember more of a grail search toy for me than the 85 Snake Eyes, so the character and figure always holds a special place for me.

I had started to really get my collecting focused down to basically a Star Wars and a little Marvel, but this whole 80s renaissance this year has me rethinking my plan. Between Joe Classified, Transformers Earthrise, and the upcoming MOTU origins they basically have my nostalgic three right there....and thats not even bringing up Super 7s TMNT and Thundercats lines. Oh well, good time to be a collector I guess.

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Re: GI Joe: Classified 6" Figure Line
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2020, 05:15 PM »
That Snake Eyes looks awesome, but I'm not biting on these.  Just no room for more Joe stuff at this point.
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Re: GI Joe: Classified 6" Figure Line
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2020, 08:58 PM »
Ok, so weve seen Snake Eyes, Duke, Scarlett, and Roadblock this weekend so far. To me, these look pretty nice. Snake Eyes is amazing, the others are maybe a little different than I expected, but I still like them. Duke was my very first Joe, so happy to see that. Scarlett was a favorite as well, and Roadblock is cool too. Surprised at no Cobra reveals (yet?)

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Re: GI Joe: Classified 6" Figure Line
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2020, 02:48 PM »
Ok, so weve seen Snake Eyes, Duke, Scarlett, and Roadblock this weekend so far. To me, these look pretty nice. Snake Eyes is amazing, the others are maybe a little different than I expected, but I still like them. Duke was my very first Joe, so happy to see that. Scarlett was a favorite as well, and Roadblock is cool too. Surprised at no Cobra reveals (yet?)

I think Destro is one of the "baddies" coming, along with Storm Shadow... those 2 have always changed allegiances throughout the comics it's hard to call them Cobra.

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Re: GI Joe: Classified 6" Figure Line
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2020, 09:04 AM »
I was never too hot on 6 Joes, but Im sure Ill dabble in this line like I do Black Series and Marvel Legends. That Snake Eyes is amazing, but I think the rest look like they belong in the Fortnite line. Hopefully Destro and Storm Shadow look great.
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Re: GI Joe: Classified 6" Figure Line
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2020, 03:30 PM »
So Hasbro revealed Destro today (for Joe day), and he looks pretty great. Definitely more along the lines of updating the Real American Hero look, similar to Snake Eyes. I know reaction to the other three has been mixed, but this looks pretty good.

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Re: GI Joe: Classified 6" Figure Line
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2020, 11:31 AM »
I saw the first five (Snake-Eyes, Scarlett, Roadblock, Duke and Destro) on a sidecap at Walmart.  Grabbed Snake-Eyes.  SUPER slippery slope for me.  LOL.