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stickman
08-04-2007, 02:50 AM
If Hasbro's license for GI JOE ever fell into the hands of SideShow would you be interested in a 1:6 line? I have Hasbro's 1:6 original Hooded Commander and mail Away Cobra Soldier, but in no way do they compare to the quality that SideShow can offer. Here are a few of my pictures of my 25th anniversary collection. I think that this could be a cool line for SideShow in another year or so.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Stickly/gijoe080407_Destro.jpghttp://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Stickly/gijoe080407_Cobrasoldier1.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Stickly/gijoe080407_Cobrasoldier3.jpghttp://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Stickly/gijoe080407_Cobraofficer1.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Stickly/gijoe080407_Cobraofficer2.jpghttp://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Stickly/gijoe080407_CobraCommanderHooded1.png
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Stickly/gijoe080407_CobraCommander2.jpghttp://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Stickly/gijoe080407StormShadow1.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Stickly/gijoe080407StormShadow2.jpghttp://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Stickly/gijoe080407SnakeEyes1.jpg

stickman
08-04-2007, 02:52 AM
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Stickly/gijoe080407SnakeEyes2.jpghttp://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Stickly/gijoe080407SnakeEyes3.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Stickly/gijoe080407Flint.jpghttp://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Stickly/gijoe080407Flint2.jpg


I didn't believe that this belonged in the military forum, so I posted here instead. Sorry if this is out of place.

Shai
08-04-2007, 03:11 AM
That line is by far the best thing to happend to gijoe since the 90's.I myself am waiting for the Zartan figure announced at SDCC.

EVILFACE
08-04-2007, 04:53 AM
I would be all over a 1/6 line. But that will never happen.

80's GIJoe is the greatest toy line ever.

One of Nine
08-04-2007, 07:08 AM
80's GIJoe is the greatest toy line ever.

I agree, wish I would have held on to alot of stuff I had.

Ironman1188
08-05-2007, 05:29 AM
Well, in the spirit of 1:6, the original 5 Adventure Team GI Joes are being reissued thru Wal-Marts for under $10 each. :D

metaphorge
08-05-2007, 06:46 AM
I haven't picked up any of these guys yet, but I think I'm going to get at least one of everything I've seen announced thus far. I wish I'd been able to catch some of the B.A.T. Attack packs and H.I.S.S. V's that got blown out super-cheaply at Hasbro Toy Shop....

teemu
08-05-2007, 07:05 AM
As much as I'd love a 12" 25th anniversary line done by Sideshow or Medicom.I dont think my wallet could handle it right with all the stuff thats coming out already.Though dont be surprised if Hasbro doesnt bring back the joes ,like they did the G. I joe Hall of Fame back in the 90's

Bardoon
08-05-2007, 07:51 AM
I was a late 80's-early 90's GI Joe kid and have always been a GI Joe fan. And I started my serious toy collecting a few years ago starting with GI Joe when it came back as "GI Joe vs. Cobra" and later on went on as "Spytroops", "Valor vs. Venom" and then "DTC" when Hasbro decided to give up on the 3 3/4'' figures....I also got a lot of the older figures MOC such as '85 Snake Eyes and several others that I paid a mint for on eBay during the big "80's toy revival" that hit several years ago when Transformers was booming in popularity with "Transformers: Armada" and Masters of the Universe was a brought back by Mattel

It was actually the decline of the "DTC" line that lead me to change my collecting focus from GI Joe to 12'' collectible figures. I had always been a fan of superheroes, and especially movie characters from the Alien/Predator universe...so it worked out nicely.

That all being said, I will always be a GI Joe fan and already have ALL the current 25th Anniversary figures which are fantastic. They do have some issues to nit-pick at, but I love them all and it's awesome that Hasbro is putting some heart back into GI Joe after all us fan were crying foul at them over their strange color selections and weird designs when they had the "Valor vs. Venom" line running (PURPLE Firefly?Zartan that looked like a Gangsta?).

So I am certainly looking for this line to continue and I am extremely psyched that we're finally getting a *NEW* Serpentor as well as all the other figures.

Oh and yes,I would support a "high-end" 12'' GI Joe figures as well. :chew

Khev
08-05-2007, 10:51 AM
These resculpts are actually pretty cool! Are they in stores now? I wonder if they'll rerelease vehicles too!

http://www.gijoe25th.com/front.jpg

Khev
08-05-2007, 11:00 AM
Looks like Beach Head, Lady Jaye, Serpentor, Buzzer, and Zartan are on the way too:

http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/gallery/d/10048-4/DSC09606.JPG

http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/gallery/d/10040-4/DSC09598.JPG

praxitas
08-05-2007, 12:14 PM
I still have a ton of my old GI Joe toys. Unfortunately, growing up the action figures were used as target practice aside from a select few. But, when I last checked them they didn't fair to well in my mom's attic due to heat. I probably have about 3 boxes full of vehicles though. Personally a 1/6 does not interest me, but I would love a PF snake eyes and storm shadow. Did the old cartoons ever make it to DVD? I didn't check real hard but I don't ever remember seeing them. My boy would probably love it!

korelius
08-05-2007, 12:47 PM
SIDESHOW, consider my money yours on these preorders!

MaulFan
08-05-2007, 12:53 PM
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/gallery/d/10048-4/DSC09606.JPG

I was hoping to see Serpentor as soon as this line was announced, and ever figure in the line looks very true to the 80's design, but I can't figure out where in hell they came up with the design for this Serpentor figure, that looks nothing like his costume from the 80's cartoon. It'd be nice if it got corrected before release. Thankfully, I have the amazing Serpentor bust from Diamond.

Khev
08-05-2007, 01:07 PM
You're right MaulFan, I wonder if that's based on a later Serpentor design like the camo Storm Shadow and leopard skin Destro. Too bad they didn't base it off the original costume.

Khev
08-05-2007, 01:17 PM
Look who's on the way!

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l27/kevlamb74/zartan.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l27/kevlamb74/firefly.jpg

:rock :rock :rock

Bardoon
08-05-2007, 01:51 PM
Serpentor is an amalgam design from the original design and Devil's Due's design. Devil's Due is a comic publisher and the current holder of the rights for the GI Joe comic and resurrected Serpentor in one of their old storylines.

http://www.grahamcrackers.com/catalog/gijoe/gijoe22bmt.jpg

http://i.toynewsi.com/g/generated/07_SDCC/Hasbro/GIJoe/25th/Wave_2/IMG_92000__scaled_800.jpg

They also showed an unpainted STALKER at SDCC.

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/SDCC07/HasbroGIJoe/IMG_9011.JPG

PAINTED ZARTAN
http://www.cooltoyreview.com/SDCC07/HasbroGIJoe2/IMG_0127.JPG

SHIPWRECK
http://www.cooltoyreview.com/SDCC07/HasbroGIJoe2/IMG_0138.JPG

PAINTED FIREFLY
http://i.toynewsi.com/g/albums/07_SDCC/Hasbro/GIJoe/25th/Wave_3/IMG_5011.jpg

RED NINJA (army-builder)
http://i.toynewsi.com/g/albums/07_SDCC/Hasbro/GIJoe/25th/Wave_3/298.jpg

Vader AL
08-05-2007, 02:01 PM
man these are bad a$$....guess i will be getting some 3 3/4" figs now.

stickman
08-05-2007, 02:15 PM
That Zartan Looks awesome


I've already ordered 4 cobra troopers
Buzzer
Zartan
Beachead
Serpentor

Can't wait for Major Blood I'm also looking forward to Dr. Mindbendor. I'm not sure how many of these I'll get, it already sounds like too many!

I wonder what their Rock n Roll, Flash, Grunt, Stalker, and Clutch will look like.

If this line goes into Vehicles or playsets :monkey4
A remake of the aircraft carrier,
Terror Drome
Joe HQ :wacky

As if these kids today don't have enough to worry about:rolleyes:


P.S. the best part is their price! Only $5.50.

One of Nine
08-05-2007, 06:09 PM
I want to army build some Crimson Guards, always my favorite Cobra Enemy.

Shai
08-05-2007, 06:36 PM
Yes that Zartan is a must have....He's the most bas ass of all Cobras anyways...Dont believe me..read his bio...


http://www.myuselessknowledge.com/joe/zartan.html




he's always been my favorite gijoe character...


And yes that Serpentor is from the new devils due comic.

Shai
08-05-2007, 06:56 PM
ZARTAN WAS THE ONE WHO KILLED SERPENTOR IN THE ORIGINAL MARVEL GIJOE SERIE...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d139/kingshaihulud/ZartankillsSerpentor.jpg





Everyone loves Snake-Eye & Storm Shadow..but he's the one who changed their clan Forever by killing the Hard Master...


http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d139/kingshaihulud/Zartan.jpg

Khev
08-06-2007, 08:52 AM
http://www.cooltoyreview.com/SDCC07/HasbroGIJoe2/IMG_0127.JPG

That is an awesome looking Zartan! Too bad the card art is so poor. I'm definitely planning on picking up both 5-packs and will cherry pick the choicest single carded figures. Snake-Eyes w/wolf, Firefly, and Beach Head are at the top of the list.

stickman
08-06-2007, 10:12 AM
I also love how companies never fully follow the card art, even when it's staring them in the face. Zartans chest emblem went from Red to Black, and the Skull belt buckle shrank. Yeah the card art is not as appeasing but I wonder what the original sketches of him looked like, maybe this is one of them?

Coheteboy
08-06-2007, 10:21 AM
If Sideshow or Hot Toys ever picked up the license for 12" Joes and Cobra.... that would officially bankrupt me. (as if i'm not bankrupt from all the cool toys already!) If it's not Jabba the Hutt it's Pirates!

Bardoon
08-06-2007, 03:13 PM
All the 25th Anniversary card art paintings are NOT the originals, most however are BASED on the originals.

Many have had minor tweaks such as changing a weapon (Flint's card art was changed to show him carrying the shotgun he is included with) or changing the actual character design (The 25th Anniv. Version 2 Snake Eyes card art is modified to show the character with boots instead of the little ankle straps the original card art and figure had).

Though most are based on the original card art, the Serpentor and Zartan card art AND designs are COMPLETELY new. In fact, like I mentioned before with Serpentor. Even Zartan borrows a few design tweaks from Devil's Due Zartan design.Notably the gray/brown (black in the comics) shirt...

EVILFACE
08-06-2007, 06:35 PM
That Zartan and art suck, the original is loads better.

Khev
08-06-2007, 07:24 PM
That Zartan and art suck, the original is loads better.

I think the new figure is a pretty good homage to the cartoon and original figure. They should have stuck with the bare arms and chest under the chameleon breast plate though.

http://www.yojoe.com/action/84/allgearedup/zartan1a.jpg

I agree that the card art is horrendous, however.

Shai
08-06-2007, 07:59 PM
That original Zartan art was better.


http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d139/kingshaihulud/mbcard_zartan.jpg

teemu
08-06-2007, 08:20 PM
I probably shouldnt say anything, but I dont know how anyone can say the originals are better than these superior new sculpts.I had over 150 joes back in the 80's and I am ready to get them all back,but this time with better sculpts.no question about it

metaphorge
08-07-2007, 03:30 AM
I finally found one of these today. The individually carded Snake Eyes would not have been my fisrt choice, but it was either him or the individually carded Storm Shadow.

Thus far I'm very impressed.

EVILFACE
08-07-2007, 03:56 AM
I probably shouldnt say anything, but I dont know how anyone can say the originals are better than these superior new sculpts.I had over 150 joes back in the 80's and I am ready to get them all back,but this time with better sculpts.no question about it

I had almost 1000 of these guys at one time. The newer sculpt is better, but original Zartan design was much better looking. Most of the other figures so far look good. 84 Firefly was my favorite, nope he looks good!

One of Nine
08-07-2007, 05:52 AM
I like the new sculpts but I do miss the feel of the old joe's you know that hard bake alight feel. Now they just feel like your average junk plastic like the typical action figs today.

Deak Starkiller
08-07-2007, 06:25 AM
I like the new sculpts but I do miss the feel of the old joe's you know that hard bake alight feel. Now they just feel like your average junk plastic like the typical action figs today. Yeah man, they truly don't make them like they used to. Depending what they look in person, I may pick them up.

metaphorge
08-07-2007, 08:42 AM
I had almost 1000 of these guys at one time. The newer sculpt is better, but original Zartan design was much better looking. Most of the other figures so far look good. 84 Firefly was my favorite, nope he looks good!

True that... Firefly's mold has held up well over time. I especially like this recent deco:

http://www.joebattlelines.com/images/reviews/valorvsvenom/cobraurban/cufireflyfront.jpg

I hope they repaint the new mold in this scheme; it's the perfect "camouflage for Cobra" look.

Khev
08-07-2007, 08:55 AM
The newer sculpt is better, but original Zartan design was much better looking.

After doing a side by side I definitely agree. I probably won't buy any of these that deviate noticeably from the original designs, no matter how well sculpted they may be. I like these for the nostalgia of the originals, if I want variant designs I might as well pick neon Tiger Force figures while I'm at it.

The figures that follow the original looks are all pretty cool for the most part. Snake-Eyes looks badass:

http://www.yojoe.com/action/82/82card/snakeeyes.jpg

http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/tf2007/images/hasbro/hasbro082.jpg

I like the new Firefly too, it looks like they paid a nice homage to the original. You can even see that they included the walkie-talkie (its below the unpainted version):

http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/news_images/7070_18965_3.jpg

http://i.toynewsi.com/g/albums/07_SDCC/Hasbro/GIJoe/25th/Wave_3/117.jpg

I don't like the subtle differences in the card art though. Its pretty close but I thought it was going to be exactly the same as the original packaging like what they did with the VOTC Star Wars figures.

http://i.toynewsi.com/g/albums/07_SDCC/Hasbro/GIJoe/25th/Wave_3/293.jpg

stickman
08-07-2007, 09:44 PM
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Stickly/CobraEmpChair1.jpg
Is the red emblem Cobra Trooper going to be rare? He is only released in the 5 packs. Do they plan on re-issuing more Red emblem cobras? I know the new troopers are going to be silver

dekadentdave
08-07-2007, 09:46 PM
Just picked up both Joe and Cobra sets at Target today. They are awesome. Feels like 1982 again. Best year of the 80's.

piccolodaimaoh
08-07-2007, 10:30 PM
I think these figures look great and yes, they will be bought.

With that being said, just a few minor things I noticed and I was just checking to see if anyone else noticed this, too.

1- On the card to Zartan that they showed it looks like it says in the kind of splash above the figure
COBRA ENEMY
which, if I remember, is incorrect.
On the original 1984 package for Zartan with Swamp Skier the splash says
ZARTAN ENEMY.
Why is this such a big deal? Well, not everyone who works with/for COBRA is a member of COBRA. Characters like Destro, Major Bludd, Zartan and his Drednoks work for COBRA but are not members of "THE ENEMY." Some, like Destro, just supply tanks and other weapons to COBRA, others like Zartan and Major Bludd are mercenaries who work for COBRA or against COBRA depending on the pay.
Characters like The Baroness, Firefly, Scrap-Iron, Storm Shadow, Scar-Face, Copperhead, Wild Weasel, etc. are members of COBRA, hence, on their card the splash says
COBRA ENEMY.

2- The background of Joe Storm Shadow has the earlier explosion background used from 1982 to 1985. The original 1988 version of the Storm Shadow turned good figure has the digital background first started in 1986.

Once again, no big deal, I will buy these figures and be happy. Just pointing out something that you lovers of RAH probably already know.

IrishJedi
08-07-2007, 10:31 PM
Just picked up both Joe and Cobra sets at Target today. They are awesome. Feels like 1982 again. Best year of the 80's.

I agree. These are awesome. :rock

EVILFACE
08-08-2007, 04:05 AM
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Stickly/CobraEmpChair1.jpg
Is the red emblem Cobra Trooper going to be rare? He is only released in the 5 packs. Do they plan on re-issuing more Red emblem cobras? I know the new troopers are going to be silver

On the originals Cobra Officers were silver, Cobra Trooper were red. The Cobra Viper Pilot (glider) was a Cobra Trooper with silver symbol and tuff to find.

Khev
08-08-2007, 08:44 AM
Just picked up both Joe and Cobra sets at Target today. They are awesome. Feels like 1982 again.

Actually 7 of the 10 figures from those boxed sets originally debuted in 1983 or '84. :naughty

dekadentdave
08-08-2007, 09:55 AM
Actually 7 of the 10 figures from those boxed sets originally debuted in 1983 or '84. :naughty

Yeah I know but the 82 Joes will always be the best because they were the debut of the 3/4" line. 1982 was also the best year for movies: Wrath of Khan, Conan the Barbarian, Blade Runner, The Thing, Dark Crystal.

IrishJedi
08-08-2007, 09:57 AM
I'm pretty pissed that we're getting a freakin' "Red Ninja" in this line instead of figures like Major Bludd, Flash, or Breaker. :mad:

sladesuperagent
08-08-2007, 10:11 AM
Yo JOE!!!
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l1/ndewitt/Toy%20Room/DSC06384.jpg

COOBRAAAAAAA!
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l1/ndewitt/Toy%20Room/DSC06386.jpg
Yes, cobra now has Stormtroopers!

dekadentdave
08-08-2007, 10:14 AM
I'm pretty pissed that we're getting a freakin' "Red Ninja" in this line instead of figures like Major Bludd, Flash, or Breaker. :mad:

I agree. They should stick with the 82 joes this year and next year do the 83 joes but what more can you expect from Hasbro? At least we are getting these commemorative figures cuz the modern line sucks and don't even get me started on Sigma Sux.

stickman
08-08-2007, 11:58 AM
:arr

Cool, one of Zartan's sleds! I haven't seen one of those in over 20years.

screamingmetal
08-08-2007, 01:04 PM
I haven't found these in stores yet. I love the new more detailed design and more articulation, even though the hip joints don't work as well as they did on the old Joes. I also wish they'd add upper leg swivels to all the figures.
I'm not digging the new take on Zartan at all, I much prefer the old costume design.
And why did they skip Storm Shadow version II's claw? I loved that weapon, at the time I really wanted to buy two so I could bash together a mini Wolverine.



Yo JOE!!!
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l1/ndewitt/Toy%20Room/DSC06384.jpg
Hey Steel Brigade! It may seem stupid now, but I loved that gimmick, my own personal Joe. :D

Khev
08-08-2007, 07:35 PM
I'm pretty pissed that we're getting a freakin' "Red Ninja" in this line instead of figures like Major Bludd, Flash, or Breaker. :mad:

Patience, my friend. :)

I just noticed that these were reported on yojoe.com:


WAVE 4; BLADE DESTRO (IRON GRENADIERS VERSION), CRIMSON GUARD, FLASH,
SNAKE EYES (BLACK SUIT), SNOW JOB

WAVE 5; ARMORED COBRA COMMANDER, MAJOR BLUDD, ROCK N ROLL, WILD BILL, TORPEDO

metaphorge
08-08-2007, 08:01 PM
I'm pretty pissed that we're getting a freakin' "Red Ninja" in this line instead of figures like Major Bludd, Flash, or Breaker. :mad:
We'll be getting more characters soon enough. I'm suspecting that the red ninja is coming out this soon because it requires only minimal retooling of the Storm Shadow mold, and also because the international release "Satan" (http://cgi.ebay.com/GI-Joe-Argentina-Satan-RED-Storm-Shadow-MOC-gold-weapon_W0QQitemZ230130239193QQihZ013QQcategoryZ246 7QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem) is pretty legendary amongst Joe collectors.

Rumored list of 25th Anni single carded releases: (supposedly from WalMart's computers):

Snake eyes
Storm Shadow
Armor CC
Destro
Blade Destro
Rock and Roll
Scarlett
Crimson Guard
Gung Ho
Stalker
Duke V1
Roadblock V1
Snake eyes/w wolf
Storm Shadow V1
Scarlett
Torpedo
Beachhead
Shipwreck
Cobra Officer
Cobra Troop
Cobra Ait Troop
Firefly
Zartan
Buzzer
Flint
Red Ninja
Flash
Cobra Commander

I've seen the supposed breakdown of single-carded waves 4 and 5 but can't lay hands on it at the moment.

metaphorge
08-08-2007, 08:08 PM
I agree. They should stick with the 82 joes this year and next year do the 83 joes but what more can you expect from Hasbro? At least we are getting these commemorative figures cuz the modern line sucks and don't even get me started on Sigma Sux.

If they had stuck with 1982, we would have gotten only the following figures:

Breaker
Cobra (Trooper)
Cobra Officer
Flash
Grunt
Rock N Roll
Scarlett
Short-Fuze
Snake Eyes
Stalker
Zap
Clutch
Grand Slam
Hawk
Steeler
Cobra Commander
Major Bludd

I don't think a bunch of guys wearing almost identical green outfits would have done very well on the toy aisles. In any case, I'm pretty positive we'll see the original 13 all done up in the new style within a year or so.

dekadentdave
08-08-2007, 08:55 PM
If they had stuck with 1982, we would have gotten only the following figures:

Breaker
Cobra (Trooper)
Cobra Officer
Flash
Grunt
Rock N Roll
Scarlett
Short-Fuze
Snake Eyes
Stalker
Zap
Clutch
Grand Slam
Hawk
Steeler
Cobra Commander
Major Bludd

I don't think a bunch of guys wearing almost identical green outfits would have done very well on the toy aisles. In any case, I'm pretty positive we'll see the original 13 all done up in the new style within a year or so.

That sounds good to me! YO JOE!

IrishJedi
08-08-2007, 09:03 PM
I don't think a bunch of guys wearing almost identical green outfits would have done very well on the toy aisles.
Then they could have released them in a set or as the Con exclusive or something.

Seriously, at least 1/3 of the figure choices in the 25th Anniversary line are lame. And I'm tired of little punks with ADD influencing what schizo companies like Hasbro do and don't produce.

stickman
08-08-2007, 09:10 PM
I can't wait to see Stalker painted. I hear that they're making General Flagg. Is it true? I remember when he died in Issue #19.

IrishJedi
08-08-2007, 09:13 PM
I can't wait to see Stalker painted. I hear that they're making General Flagg. Is it true? I remember when he died in Issue #19.

That may still be my favorite single G.I. JOE issue (even more than "Silent Interlude"). A few characters either died or got seriously messed up. It ended on such a downer... it's the like "Empire Strikes Back" of the JOE series. :lol

dekadentdave
08-08-2007, 09:17 PM
Silent Interlude is a classic but I think my favorite is issue #2 with Kwinn in the arctic. I also love the origin of Snake-Eyes in 'Nam story.

IrishJedi
08-08-2007, 09:19 PM
I also love the origin of Snake-Eyes in 'Nam story.

Yeah, that's Issue #26, I believe. Classic.

BTW, I had a letter printed in an issue (#33, I believe). I told you I was an Original Geek™. :lol

Larry Hama is the man! I'm going to the JOE CON here in Atlanta next month mainly to meet him and get him to sign some of my RAH stuff. :rock

p!tu
08-08-2007, 09:20 PM
Sweet!!! just saw this thread!!!! Im glad im not the only one!! just pic this guys up today at Target!:monkey2:monkey2awesome!!!:monkey2:monkey2

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b241/pitu23/P8090001.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b241/pitu23/P8090002.jpg

bagelsncheesey
08-09-2007, 05:16 AM
awesome score p!tu!!! got mine yesterday as well!!!! :rock :rock :rock

hope you're taking yours out.

p!tu
08-09-2007, 05:25 AM
awesome score p!tu!!! got mine yesterday as well!!!! :rock :rock :rock

hope you're taking yours out.

I dont know!!! cause theyr so cool in the package. I love the whole retro thing plus i got this babies out:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b241/pitu23/P8090001-1.jpg

bagelsncheesey
08-09-2007, 05:35 AM
:rock :rock :rock

get 2 sets, one for in package one for out of package haha!

p!tu
08-09-2007, 05:37 AM
:rock :rock :rock

get 2 sets, one for in package one for out of package haha!

i was thinking the same thing!!!!!:rock:rock:rock:rock

bagelsncheesey
08-09-2007, 05:44 AM
:rock :rock :rock :rock :rock :rock

can you only get the original looking storm shadow if you order the cobra pack?

p!tu
08-09-2007, 05:47 AM
:rock :rock :rock :rock :rock :rock

can you only get the original looking storm shadow if you order the cobra pack?

i think so!!! im going to get that today!! cause i didnt take it yeasterday!!! i hope its still there!!!:monkey2:monkey2

bagelsncheesey
08-09-2007, 06:19 AM
yeah man i didn't see any of those packs at my target :monkey2

p!tu
08-09-2007, 06:21 AM
Just got me these!!!!!
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b241/pitu23/P8090001-2.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b241/pitu23/P8090002-1.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b241/pitu23/P8090003.jpg

bagelsncheesey
08-09-2007, 06:23 AM
i hate you. we were just talking about this!!!!!! mother ****er!!!!

:rock

p!tu
08-09-2007, 06:24 AM
i hate you. we were just talking about this!!!!!! mother ****er!!!!

:rock

:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl yeah!!! thats the awesomeness of having a Target 10sec from your house!!!!!! :rock

bagelsncheesey
08-09-2007, 06:26 AM
mines 3 mins away but i'm at work :monkey2

cross your fingers that i get them tonite.

or i'm headed to florida.

to kill you and take your gi joes.

(and all your other ****)

p!tu
08-09-2007, 06:27 AM
mines 3 mins away but i'm at work :monkey2

cross your fingers that i get them tonite.

or i'm headed to florida.

to kill you and take your gi joes.

(and all your other ****)

:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl......:monkey2

well at my Target there was only one Gijoe pack and 5 Cobra packs so i hope you can get them!!!!! son you dont end up over here!!!!:monkey5

bagelsncheesey
08-09-2007, 06:30 AM
:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl......:monkey2

well at my Target there was only one Gijoe pack and 5 Cobra packs so i hope you can get them!!!!! son you dont end up over here!!!!:monkey5

:lol no worries man, i'll snag em one way or the other.

my true mission today (while supposedly working) is getting my Stealth IM.

think about it though man. today is a good day. we're gonna get a Stealth IM, you got your GI Joes and i'm gonna get mine, then we got the Colts kickin some Cowgirls ass on TV tonite :rock

p!tu
08-09-2007, 06:41 AM
:lol no worries man, i'll snag em one way or the other.

my true mission today (while supposedly working) is getting my Stealth IM.

think about it though man. today is a good day. we're gonna get a Stealth IM, you got your GI Joes and i'm gonna get mine, then we got the Colts kickin some Cowgirls ass on TV tonite :rock

Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!

Khev
08-09-2007, 07:24 AM
Just got me these!!!!!
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b241/pitu23/P8090001-2.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b241/pitu23/P8090002-1.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b241/pitu23/P8090003.jpg

What happens when you press the button? Does it play a portion of the original Joe cartoon theme song?

p!tu
08-09-2007, 07:25 AM
What happens when you press the button? Does it play a portion of the original Joe cartoon theme song?

yes it does!!!:lol

IrishJedi
08-09-2007, 07:31 AM
What happens when you press the button? Does it play a portion of the original Joe cartoon theme song?

Indeed! Nostalgia at it's finest. :rock

bagelsncheesey
08-09-2007, 07:33 AM
Indeed! Nostalgia at it's finest. :rock

:drool :drool :drool :drool

work cannot end soon enough.

p!tu
08-09-2007, 07:39 AM
:drool :drool :drool :droo

work cannot end soon enough.

:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl I Want the SDCC Destro!!!!!!!! both now!!!!:monkey2:monkey2:monkey2

bagelsncheesey
08-09-2007, 07:40 AM
:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl I Want the SDCC Destro!!!!!!!! both now!!!!:monkey2:monkey2:monkey2

yeah both of those destros will be worth some money down the road. i'd get them and get a plastic case for em right away.

IrishJedi
08-09-2007, 07:44 AM
So, who else is going?:

http://www.mastercollector.com/neat/gijoe/atlanta/index.cfm

Sir Tristram
08-09-2007, 07:47 AM
I wish those sets would pop up around here! I do have the silver SDCC Destro....but that is ALL I have from the 25th Anniversary line! :monkey2

Sir Tristram
08-09-2007, 07:48 AM
So, who else is going?:

http://www.mastercollector.com/neat/gijoe/atlanta/index.cfm

I can't go this year, but I DO WANT That Rowdy Roddy Piper figure!!!

IrishJedi
08-09-2007, 07:49 AM
I can't go this year, but I DO WANT That Rowdy Roddy Piper figure!!!

Limited to 1,000 total. :google

Sir Tristram
08-09-2007, 07:51 AM
Limited to 1,000 total. :google

:monkey2 :monkey4

That's just ridiculous. That's OK for a company like Master Replicas that produces high-end pieces, but for a freakin' action figure. Screw that! :( http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/images/icons/icon8.gif

Vader AL
08-09-2007, 07:59 AM
Joes rock! i'll be picking up these 3 3/4" figs but since I won't be displaying them they'll get packed up with the many boxes of SW 3 3/4" figs. :( i swear it's like the scene and the end of Raiders where they are putting the Arc in the warehouse. love these remakes though. cannot wait for destro!

Sir Tristram
08-09-2007, 08:39 AM
Joes rock! i'll be picking up these 3 3/4" figs but since I won't be displaying them they'll get packed up with the many boxes of SW 3 3/4" figs. :( i swear it's like the scene and the end of Raiders where they are putting the Arc in the warehouse. love these remakes though. cannot wait for destro!


*sigh*
Alas, it is a real shame, but that is the exact same situation at my house. Only the high-end props and statues get displayed...and all the great old(and new) figures are packed...what a shame.

Khev
08-09-2007, 08:46 AM
Indeed! Nostalgia at it's finest. :rock

Oh HECK yeah! :rock

For some reason I've always remembered the lyrics to the 1986 toy commercial for the Conquest X-30 fighter jet.

You ready for this?

"The GI Joe Conquest X-30...imagine being aboard it as it takes flight...the GI Joe Conquest X-30...is gonna beat Cobra in a big DOG FIGHT...and Cobra's gonna know...you can't beat GI JOE! *Dun dun* GI JOE, a real American Hero, GI Joe is there!"

:lol

p!tu
08-09-2007, 08:50 AM
Oh HECK yeah! :rock

For some reason I've always remembered the lyrics to the 1986 toy commercial for the Conquest X-30 fighter jet.

You ready for this?

"The GI Joe Conquest X-30...imagine being aboard it as it takes flight...the GI Joe Conquest X-30...is gonna beat Cobra in a big DOG FIGHT...and Cobra's gonna know...you can't beat GI JOE! *Dun dun* GI JOE, a real American Hero, GI Joe is there!"

:lol

:rock:rock:rock:rock:rock:rock:rock:rock

IrishJedi
08-09-2007, 08:59 AM
When my situation settles, I will definitely FINALLY pick up the awesome Destro statue by Pacific Palisades:

http://www.nsidecollectibles.com/images/destro.jpg

I'll display it with my Destro print by Dave Dorman:

http://www.irishjedi.com/pics/collecting/art_dorman_destro.jpg

:rock :rock :rock

creature4000
08-09-2007, 11:00 AM
That's Awesome!!!! Man what I would give for some JOE SS stuff!

bagelsncheesey
08-09-2007, 12:02 PM
When my situation settles, I will definitely FINALLY pick up the awesome Destro statue by Pacific Palisades:

http://www.nsidecollectibles.com/images/destro.jpg

:rock :rock :rock

I dunno Irish, he kinda looks like he's droppin' the Cosby kids off at the pool...

if you know what i'm saying. And I think you doo. doo. :lol

p!tu
08-09-2007, 12:05 PM
Destro Is The ****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b241/pitu23/P8090001-3.jpg

bagelsncheesey
08-09-2007, 12:09 PM
Destro kicks ass because he's the main black guy for Cobra! All the lame white guys always screw up (besides Zartan and Storm Shadow and Firefly), so that's why Destro holds it down.

Kinda like Panthro on Thundercats. :rock

p!tu
08-09-2007, 12:15 PM
Destro kicks ass because he's the main black guy for Cobra! All the lame white guys always screw up (besides Zartan and Storm Shadow and Firefly), so that's why Destro holds it down.

Kinda like Panthro on Thundercats. :rock

:rock:rock:rock:rock:rock

IrishJedi
08-09-2007, 12:20 PM
I dunno Irish, he kinda looks like he's droppin' the Cosby kids off at the pool...

if you know what i'm saying. And I think you doo. doo. :lol

Maybe he ate at Waffle House?

IrishJedi
08-09-2007, 12:21 PM
Destro kicks ass because he's the main black guy for Cobra! All the lame white guys always screw up (besides Zartan and Storm Shadow and Firefly), so that's why Destro holds it down.

Kinda like Panthro on Thundercats. :rock

Destro's not black... he's Scottish.

:lol

p!tu
08-09-2007, 12:27 PM
Destro's not black... he's Scottish.

:lol

:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl

p!tu
08-09-2007, 12:28 PM
James McCullen XXIV, and is Laird of Castle Destro in the Scottish Highlands

bagelsncheesey
08-09-2007, 12:30 PM
James McCullen XXIV, and is Laird of Castle Destro in the Scottish Highlands

He's black I tell you!!!!!! :lol All a big joke guys :rock

And Irish, I think he did eat at Waffle House :lol

dekadentdave
08-09-2007, 12:35 PM
Destro is Vader-lite.

bagelsncheesey
08-09-2007, 12:52 PM
Are the current GI Joe comics still being done by Devils Due?

IrishJedi
08-09-2007, 12:53 PM
Are the current GI Joe comics still being done by Devils Due?

Unfortunately, yes. But at least Larry Hama writes for them on ocassion.

bagelsncheesey
08-09-2007, 12:56 PM
I do like the illustration though.

IrishJedi
08-09-2007, 12:58 PM
I do like the illustration though.

Yeah, the art is usually pretty good. It's just that the guys at Devil's Due don't really have a passion for the characters. It's all about the $$$ to them.

Then again, if I had the foresight to snap up the comic book rights to G.I. JOE for a measley $5,000 like they did...

:banghead

bagelsncheesey
08-09-2007, 01:09 PM
Yeah, the art is usually pretty good. It's just that the guys at Devil's Due don't really have a passion for the characters. It's all about the $$$ to them.

Then again, if I had the foresight to snap up the comic book rights to G.I. JOE for a measley $5,000 like they did...

:banghead

haha good point. i'm considering getting the tpb of the 3 volumes they have out now for the america's elite series.

IrishJedi
08-09-2007, 01:19 PM
haha good point. i'm considering getting the tpb of the 3 volumes they have out now for the america's elite series.

Yeah, it's a pretty good series, actually.

bagelsncheesey
08-09-2007, 01:22 PM
Yeah, it's a pretty good series, actually.

awesome, looking forward to it now.

soon i'm leaving the office and heading to target to *hopefully* get my second score of the day, some GI Joes!!!

DarthNeil
08-09-2007, 01:53 PM
I saw them today and left them on the pegs putting my moolah towards the movie Ultimate Bumblebee...

I can't start buying/collecting G.I.Joe as well-- that'll kill me.:D

IrishJedi
08-09-2007, 01:55 PM
G.I. JOE > The Transformers

:monkey3

[Runs and hides from The Ill Jedi and the rest...] :lol

p!tu
08-09-2007, 01:56 PM
G.I. JOE > The Transformers

:monkey3

[Runs and hides from The Ill Jedi and the rest...] :lol

NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IrishJedi
08-09-2007, 01:57 PM
NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Uh oh! Here they come!

:chase


:lol

bagelsncheesey
08-09-2007, 01:59 PM
Uh oh! Here they come!

:chase


:lol

Hahaha and i'm with them on this one Irish, can't leave my bros :rock

IrishJedi
08-09-2007, 02:01 PM
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/out/medium/FFF10038.jpg

:devil:devil:devil:devil

screamingmetal
08-09-2007, 02:21 PM
Destro kicks ass because he's the main black guy for Cobra! All the lame white guys always screw up (besides Zartan and Storm Shadow and Firefly), so that's why Destro holds it down.

Kinda like Panthro on Thundercats. :rock

Obviously Destro isn't black, but this does bring up something I realized a year ago while watching the cartoons, that there really aren't any black villains (Cobra, Iron Grenadiers, Crimson Guard etc.) in GI Joe.
I believe once there was a black Cobra Trooper that appeared in the cartoon but of the main characters and toys, I can't think of one. You'd think Cobra would be as diverse as the Joes but apparently not. Maybe Hasbro was trying to avoid controversy or something.
Am I mistaken and didn't dig deep enough into the backlog of characters and miss a black villain? :confused:

Bardoon
08-09-2007, 03:01 PM
In the recent Devil's Due GI Joe series, Destro's son: Alexander, is indeed black...or mulatto as you would say. His mother is black and an old love affair from Destro.

In Devil's Due original 4-issue mini-series he is the main villain.

screamingmetal
08-09-2007, 03:23 PM
In the recent Devil's Due GI Joe series, Destro's son: Alexander, is indeed black...or mulatto as you would say. His mother is black and an old love affair from Destro.

In Devil's Due original 4-issue mini-series he is the main villain.

Interesting, that's the newer stuff that I don't read, I just can't stand the Devil's Due comics. He must've had the affair before the Baroness became his woman.
Still, I don't think there's any Villains in the original TV series or Toys that are black except for that one guy I mentioned. There might have been someone in the Marvel comics but it's been a while since I read them.

DarthNeil
08-09-2007, 03:49 PM
G.I. JOE > The Transformers

:monkey3

[Runs and hides from The Ill Jedi and the rest...] :lol

I got hooked on G.I. Joe first (was it '81 or '82?)... It was kind of an evolution away from SW. When I came into contact with the Transformers in '84 I became split in two-- My toy "area" was solidly divided and every day when I woke I had no idea which adventure would fall before me-- dastardly Cobra or the evil Decepticons... I still have the first 40+ issues of Transformers and the original first 75+ issues of G.I.Joe-- but whereas Transformers has lingered with me in later years--- dabbling in the comic's rebirth of the early 90's-- I never really got pulled back into Yo Joe. Maybe the planned movie will rekindle that spark. Anyway my full array of Joe vehicles and figs (including many of the British Action Man versions) are carefully still stored deep within the bowels of my home (near a certain Ark) and the G1 Transformers are within arm's reach with several on constant display.

Long story short (too late)... IMO

Robots > Don't ask don't tell Y.M.C.A. rejects :D

It's been broughten.

EVILFACE
08-09-2007, 04:00 PM
How does a fan of Joe think that Destro is black?

dekadentdave
08-09-2007, 04:14 PM
How does a fan of Joe think that Destro is black?

Cuz that's obviously a big black brotha doing his voice but James Earl Jones did Vader and he was a white guy. I just don't know how he could be Scottish. That just cracks me up.

One of Nine
08-09-2007, 04:40 PM
Cuz that's obviously a big black brotha doing his voice but James Earl Jones did Vader and he was a white guy. I just don't know how he could be Scottish. That just cracks me up.

LOL! :rotfl

Sir Tristram
08-09-2007, 04:43 PM
White guys can have big, deep voices too! ;)

http://www.factropolis.com/uploaded_images/andre-767805.jpg
http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/new_line_cinema/the_lord_of_the_rings__the_fellowship_of_the_ring/john_rhys_davies/ringspre6.jpg
http://www.dirkmaggs.dswilliams.co.uk/graphics/christopher%20lee.jpg
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i228/Mordred7569/PETE1.jpg
http://chickchat.ivillage.com/love/pictures/lurch.jpg

dekadentdave
08-09-2007, 04:46 PM
No man, you know when a big black brotha is speaking. They have character and authority. Big white dudes just sound like an LP record slowed down to 12 rpm.

Sir Tristram
08-09-2007, 04:48 PM
No man, you know when a big black brotha is speaking. They have character and authority. Big white dudes just sound like an LP record slowed down to 12 rpm.

LOL! :lol :lol

bwills
08-09-2007, 05:15 PM
Anyone have the 25th Cobra or Joe sets? Any reviews by those of you who do?

dekadentdave
08-09-2007, 05:24 PM
Anyone have the 25th Cobra or Joe sets? Any reviews by those of you who do?


The packaging rules but I have to say that the plastic materials they used is cheap and bendy and just sucks period. The sculpts are ok but somehow it just makes me want the original sculpts even more. You can't beat the original Joes. I give them points for effort but it's just not the same.

bagelsncheesey
08-09-2007, 05:32 PM
Anyone have the 25th Cobra or Joe sets? Any reviews by those of you who do?

Look a few pages back...

bwills
08-09-2007, 05:39 PM
Look a few pages back...

Thanks! I saw them at TRU today, but I couldn't bring myself to shell out $30 apiece for them.

p!tu
08-09-2007, 05:59 PM
Thanks! I saw them at TRU today, but I couldn't bring myself to shell out $30 apiece for them.

theyre 25 at Target!! thats were i got them from!

bagelsncheesey
08-09-2007, 06:01 PM
theyre 25 at Target!! thats were i got them from!

:monkey2 :monkey2 :monkey2 :monkey2

bwills
08-09-2007, 06:22 PM
theyre 25 at Target!! thats were i got them from!

Thanks for the heads up! I appreciate it.

p!tu
08-09-2007, 06:26 PM
Thanks for the heads up! I appreciate it.

No problema!!!!!:chew:chew:chew:chew

Khev
08-09-2007, 07:37 PM
Interesting, that's the newer stuff that I don't read, I just can't stand the Devil's Due comics.

I browsed a couple of the Devil's Due comics and just wasn't interested in any issues from their ongoing series'. However the GI Joe/Transformers crossover illustrated by Jae Lee was badass.

stickman
08-09-2007, 09:07 PM
Thanks! I saw them at TRU today, but I couldn't bring myself to shell out $30 apiece for them.

For anyone interested in these cool sets you can still get them from:

Goodstufftogo.net
look under the pre-order section; They even had Snakeyes with Black Timber alt. version
the box sets are $25 each and the single packs are only $5.50

GoodStuffToGo is a great business, I've bought from Gail for many years now. Their prices are always reasonable and better then Big Bad Toys; whom always over charge.


Out of the two Box sets I think The COBRA set is the best.

creature4000
08-10-2007, 12:31 PM
bagelsncheesey... I want that Stormshadow in your sig as a PF!!!!

stickman
08-10-2007, 10:59 PM
Hey, here is a custom I found over at Hisstank.com

Here is what it said: Board Member Miked has posted a 25th Anniversary style custom of a fan favorite, Scarface!!!!

You can view more pics of this awesome figure and join in on the discussion here! www.Hisstank.com

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Stickly/scarjpg1.jpg

Very Cool Custom Job indeed!

Khev
08-11-2007, 12:02 AM
http://www.hasbro.com/monkeybartv/default.cfm?page=Entertainment/Videos/VideoSelect&aid=2580

Click on an episode to watch animated 80's action cheese at its finest. :D

And according to reports on the yojoe.com messageboards Hasbro will be releasing nine of the ten figures in the boxed sets (Baroness hasn't been confirmed) as single carded figures as well. That's good news for me since I'd prefer to display the card art with the figures individually.

kl241
08-11-2007, 02:14 AM
Get ready to get your childhood raped again...Stephen Sommers is rumored to be directing the live action G.I. Joe movie

EVILFACE
08-11-2007, 05:06 AM
That's kewl, cause I want the individual carded figures as well.

So who is Scarlet going to be shacking up with in the movie? Snakes or Duke? I say Duke. Screw all that intertwined ninja crap. Snake Eyes is a Commando.

dekadentdave
08-11-2007, 07:22 AM
That's kewl, cause I want the individual carded figures as well.

So who is Scarlet going to be shacking up with in the movie? Snakes or Duke? I say Duke. Screw all that intertwined ninja crap. Snake Eyes is a Commando.

Scarlet always had a thing for Snake Eyes.

Khev
08-11-2007, 09:58 AM
So what year/comic is Blue Oyster Destro supposed to be from?

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/SDCC07/HasbroGIJoe/IMG_9024.JPG

Bonehead15
08-11-2007, 10:26 AM
So what year/comic is Blue Oyster Destro supposed to be from?

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/SDCC07/HasbroGIJoe/IMG_9024.JPG

He's based off a proposed figure that was scheduled for release but never was.

He was nicknamed "pimp daddy Destro" by the fans. :lol


More info here:

http://projectpdd.googlepages.com/


Scarlet always had a thing for Snake Eyes.

In the comics, they were in love with each other for years.

In fact SE propossed twice to her.

screamingmetal
08-11-2007, 10:34 AM
So what year/comic is Blue Oyster Destro supposed to be from?\

Apparently, it's a paint variation of the Destro #5 figure. Read more about it here:
http://www.yojoe.com/faq/pdd.shtml
Here's it in the the Yo Joe archive:
http://www.yojoe.com/action/97/destro5.shtml
Edit; oops, I was a bit late. Bonehead has it covered.



That's kewl, cause I want the individual carded figures as well.

So who is Scarlet going to be shacking up with in the movie? Snakes or Duke? I say Duke. Screw all that intertwined ninja crap. Snake Eyes is a Commando.
I've gotten tired of all the Ninja crap too. It's what I think is dragging down the franchise and ruined the new TV series.
Snake Eyes is my favorite followed by Storm Shadow, but the main interest in GI Joe was combat in vehicles and guys with guns, not Ninjas with swords. I think I always had Snake Eyes infiltrating Cobra and using a Uzi.
In my mind, Snake Eyes should be more Sam Fisher in Splinter Cell and less Raiden in Metal Gear.

EVILFACE
08-11-2007, 02:50 PM
Scarlet always had a thing for Snake Eyes.

In the toon she was with Duke. And Cover Girl was with Shipwreck.

Went to wallyworld today and got hooded Cobra Commander and Cobra Officer. Pretty kewl figures.

http://www.fourthcircledesigns.com/toys/joes1.jpg

Also grabbed one of the Adventure Team reissues. It's no Hot Toys, but this figure is unbeatable for $10 bucks. I'll grab the other 5 as well.

http://www.fourthcircledesigns.com/toys/joes2.jpg

http://www.fourthcircledesigns.com/toys/joes3.jpg

http://www.fourthcircledesigns.com/toys/joes4.jpg

Khev
08-11-2007, 03:37 PM
Went to wallyworld today and got hooded Cobra Commander and Cobra Officer. Pretty kewl figures.


Picked up a couple of figures at Wal-Mart myself today too:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l27/kevlamb74/BellaJuly006.jpg

Vintage Snake Eyes with Wolf is probably my all time favorite action figure. Suffice to say that for me a commando certainly doesn't become less cool by moonlighting as a ninja. :cool: :) The update is surprisingly good, in fact so were all of the figures that I saw. I'll pick up most of them but wanted to be sure to get an Officer so I wouldn't have to battle army builders down the line. Nice work Hasbro! :duff

Jango56031
08-11-2007, 08:55 PM
We'll be getting more characters soon enough. I'm suspecting that the red ninja is coming out this soon because it requires only minimal retooling of the Storm Shadow mold, and also because the international release "Satan" (http://cgi.ebay.com/GI-Joe-Argentina-Satan-RED-Storm-Shadow-MOC-gold-weapon_W0QQitemZ230130239193QQihZ013QQcategoryZ246 7QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem) is pretty legendary amongst Joe collectors.

Rumored list of 25th Anni single carded releases: (supposedly from WalMart's computers):

Snake eyes
Storm Shadow
Armor CC
Destro
Blade Destro
Rock and Roll
Scarlett
Crimson Guard
Gung Ho
Stalker
Duke V1
Roadblock V1
Snake eyes/w wolf
Storm Shadow V1
Scarlett
Torpedo
Beachhead
Shipwreck
Cobra Officer
Cobra Troop
Cobra Ait Troop
Firefly
Zartan
Buzzer
Flint
Red Ninja
Flash
Cobra Commander

I've seen the supposed breakdown of single-carded waves 4 and 5 but can't lay hands on it at the moment.

Does anyone know if the 5 packs will be offered individually?:confused::confused:

I see a Stromshadow v1 listed but which one is that?

Cocoboloboy
08-11-2007, 09:13 PM
Man that card art sure brings back memories. I was at Wallyworld today and I forgot to check on these.:monkey2 I hope they still have some.

stickman
08-11-2007, 10:07 PM
Does anyone know if the 5 packs will be offered individually?:confused::confused:

I see a Stromshadow v1 listed but which one is that?

I thought The Storm Shadow V1 was the one that came with the 5 pack and V2 was the single pack, the Joe version.

p!tu
08-11-2007, 10:13 PM
I thought The Storm Shadow V1 was the one that came with the 5 pack and V2 was the single pack, the Joe version.

You are correct sir!!!!! So is Snake Eyes

Sir Tristram
08-12-2007, 01:11 PM
I thought The Storm Shadow V1 was the one that came with the 5 pack and V2 was the single pack, the Joe version.

Right....This is standard operating procedure for this type of hot item.
This is for people that either do not want to buy the 5-Pack or what both the 5-pack AND the very sweet/old school artwork for the two most famous ninjas in any toy line!!!

Khev
08-13-2007, 03:39 AM
From Cool Toy Review's Hasbro Q & A session:


Cool Toy Review: Rumor has it that vehicles may be in the offing for 2008, would these vehicles be re-release and repaints of old molds or new vehicles built as an homage to the classic vehicles?

Hasbro: It is a little early in the development process to provide that kind of detail but what would a 3.75" line be without vehicles?

:rock :rock :rock :rock

p!tu
08-13-2007, 06:09 AM
From Cool Toy Review's Hasbro Q & A session:



:rock :rock :rock :rock

:rock :rock :rock :rock:rock :rock :

creature4000
08-13-2007, 06:51 AM
In the toon she was with Duke. And Cover Girl was with Shipwreck.




In the cartoon I think Cover Girl had a thing for Flint ... so did Jinx

IrishJedi
08-13-2007, 07:39 AM
To me, the comics are what's "canon".

Therefore,

Snake Eyes + Scarlet (on-again, off-again... now on-again).

Flint + Lady Jaye (though there is a good spoiler here that occured in issue #24 of "America's Elite")

Shipwreck + Cover Girl

EVILFACE
08-13-2007, 07:40 AM
Flint was with Lady Jaye in both toon and comic.

IrishJedi
08-13-2007, 07:44 AM
Flint was with Lady Jaye in both toon and comic.

You're right. I think the only one of those couples that wasn't in the 'toon is Snake Eyes & Scarlet. Though if I recall Shipwreck was always chasing Cover Girl's tail but never closed the deal.

Khev
08-13-2007, 11:24 AM
:rock :rock :rock :rock:rock :rock :

Hopefully when Hasbro adds vehicles to this line they do a new Swamp Skier with a correctly designed Zartan as a pack in.

IrishJedi
08-13-2007, 11:40 AM
I loved the old F.A.N.G. helicopter. And, of course, the H.I.S.S. tank. :rock

Cocoboloboy
08-13-2007, 12:08 PM
I loved the old F.A.N.G. helicopter. And, of course, the H.I.S.S. tank. :rock

I'd would love to see F.A.N.G. redone. Probably my all time favorite Cobra vehicle when I was a kid.

IrishJedi
08-13-2007, 12:11 PM
I'd would love to see F.A.N.G. redone. Probably my all time favorite Cobra vehicle when I was a kid.

Same here! That and the H.I.S.S. rocked my world! :rock

Cocoboloboy
08-13-2007, 12:24 PM
The other little vehicle I really liked was the Trouble Bubble (or however it read). I played with that all the time.

Jango56031
08-13-2007, 12:51 PM
I always liked anything snow or water related. The snow cat was probably my favorite with the quad missle turret and side ski missles.

http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/85/snowcat/snowcat_iso.jpg

IrishJedi
08-13-2007, 01:22 PM
Get ready to get your childhood raped again...Stephen Sommers is rumored to be directing the live action G.I. Joe movie

That's not even the worst of it. The script is AWFUL and Cobra is no longer "Cobra" but is instead "Cool Dude". I'm serious: http://www.latinoreview.com/scriptreview.php?id=62

p!tu
08-13-2007, 01:38 PM
That's not even the worst of it. The script is AWFUL and Cobra is no longer "Cobra" but is instead "Cool Dude". I'm serious: http://www.latinoreview.com/scriptreview.php?id=62

:monkey4:monkey4:monkey4:monkey2:monkey2:monkey2WH AT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

screamingmetal
08-13-2007, 01:39 PM
I loved the boats the most such as the Killer Whale, Water Moccasin, and Moray
Hydrofoil followed by the jet packs, helicopters, and jets. Of the land vehicles I liked mostly the motorcycles and the A.W.E. Striker, Stinger, and Vamp jeeps. My favorite Tanks were the Warthog, Wolverine, and by far the best Tank was the Slaughter's Marauders Equalizer:
http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/89/equalizer/equalizer_right.jpg
http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/89/equalizer/equalizer_front.jpg
I loved that thing.

If they make any vehicles, I hope they start out with smaller ones, such as the Striker with Dusty. And I really hope they try to improve upon the originals with greater realistic detail.

IrishJedi
08-13-2007, 01:44 PM
:monkey4:monkey4:monkey4:monkey2:monkey2:monkey2WH AT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah, really.

There is having your childhood raped... and then there is having it gang-banged without lubricant. This would certainly be the latter. :monkey2:monkey2

p!tu
08-13-2007, 01:47 PM
Yeah, really.

There is having your childhood raped... and then there is having it gang-banged without lubricant. This would certainly be the latter. :monkey2:monkey2

Why would they do this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Come on!!!!! i dont know what to say!!!!! i hate when this kind of crap happens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bardoon
08-13-2007, 02:25 PM
I think they'll change it up...for all we know, the script could be old and these rumors might not even fly. :monkey1

Let's just hope so. :monkey3

screamingmetal
08-13-2007, 02:26 PM
I just read the script review, what a POS!
Action-Man, Cool Dude, CIA guy Ryan, no Cobra whatsoever in the movie, Snake Eyes Speaking, the B-list guys Hi-Tech and Heavy Duty in prominent roles, No Lady Jaye, Roadblock, Bazooka, Shipwreck, Cobra Commander, Storm Shadow, Major Bludd, Destro, Zartan in the movie, Scarlett in a love triangle between Duke, and Alex Mann (Action Man), killing Scarlett, and lack of respect for the source material all have to go down the toilet because they're complete S#*t.
I really hope they don't use that script and if they do, it never goes into production and goes to someone else more passionate of the source material.

IrishJedi
08-13-2007, 02:27 PM
Yeah, let's hope it doesn't come to pass (frankly, I'd rather they not make the movie at all than make THIS). But I don't have much (if any) faith in Hollywood. :monkey4

Great Ape
08-13-2007, 02:54 PM
That's not even the worst of it. The script is AWFUL and Cobra is no longer "Cobra" but is instead "Cool Dude". I'm serious: http://www.latinoreview.com/scriptreview.php?id=62

That is the biggest load of POO I ever read! :sancho

What the hell kind of weak script writing is that? Surely an easy way to kill a great franchise. Sometimes I really hate Hollywood. Everrything they touch just reaks of quick money making! :blissysmi

Khev
08-13-2007, 04:10 PM
Based on what I've read in these posts I have no fear that that ridiculous GI Joe concept will ever hit the big screen. Maybe before the Transformers movie, but not now. Maybe I'm in denial but I just don't see it happening. Now allow me to turn the discussion once again to vehicles with my very next post... :)

Khev
08-13-2007, 04:10 PM
My favorite vehicles (all of which I was lucky enough to own):

http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/84/whale/whale_left.jpg

http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/84/stinger/stinger_left.jpg

http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/84/watermoccasin/watermoccasin_title.jpg

http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/84/rattler/rattler_iso.jpg

http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/85/snowcat/snowcat_iso.jpg

:rock :rock :rock :rock

bagelsncheesey
08-13-2007, 06:28 PM
Got my GI Joe and Cobra collectors 5 packs over the weekend visiting my wifes parents in Philly!! These kick total ass! :rock

p!tu
08-13-2007, 06:29 PM
Got my GI Joe and Cobra collectors 5 packs over the weekend visiting my wifes parents in Philly!! These kick total ass! :rock

:rock:rock:rock:rock:rock

bagelsncheesey
08-13-2007, 06:34 PM
:rock:rock:rock:rock

:rock :rock :rock :rock :rock

i took them out :monkey3

p!tu
08-13-2007, 06:35 PM
:rock :rock :rock :rock :rock

i took them out :monkey3

:rotfl:rotfl Are they sturdy??? Im making a video of My Gi Joes!!!!!

devlinboy
08-13-2007, 06:38 PM
i had all of those vehicles when i was younger..i probably still have them in my house somewhere. the green boat with the neon and blue guy was the bomb.:emperor:emperor:emperor:emperor:emperor:empe ror:emperor:emperor:emperor:emperor:emperor:empero r

bagelsncheesey
08-13-2007, 06:44 PM
:rotfl:rotfl Are they sturdy??? Im making a video of My Gi Joes!!!!!

hahaha yeah man, they're pretty sturdy for the most part. the baroness is kinda flimsy, but for the most part all the other cobras and joes are sturdy. not the hardcore plastic they use to be, but still good stuff none the less!

i have to say that storm shadow and gung ho are my fav's so far, as far as the box sets are concerned. and the file cards being nice and cut out already are a treat :rock :rock

can't wait to see the video :rock :lol

p!tu
08-13-2007, 06:45 PM
hahaha yeah man, they're pretty sturdy for the most part. the baroness is kinda flimsy, but for the most part all the other cobras and joes are sturdy. not the hardcore plastic they use to be, but still good stuff none the less!

i have to say that storm shadow and gung ho are my fav's so far, as far as the box sets are concerned. and the file cards being nice and cut out already are a treat :rock :rock

can't wait to see the video :rock :lol

:rock:rock:rock:rock

bagelsncheesey
08-13-2007, 06:51 PM
take them *****es out in the video and kick some cobra ass :rock :rock :rock :rock :rock

Jango56031
08-13-2007, 07:11 PM
http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/84/stinger/stinger_left.jpg
Oohh! I forgot that one. I also loved the 4 wheeler and the dune buggy.

http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/85/ferret/ferret_right.jpg
http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/85/awestriker/awestriker_title.jpg

EVILFACE
08-13-2007, 07:32 PM
Kewlest Cobra Vehicle: Trouble Bubble Flight Pod
Kewlest Joe Vehicle: AWE Striker Dune Buggy.

dekadentdave
08-13-2007, 07:36 PM
Most overrated G.I. Joe character=Stormshadow a.k.a. Boba Lite

Khev
08-13-2007, 07:44 PM
Kewlest Cobra Vehicle: Trouble Bubble Flight Pod
Kewlest Joe Vehicle: AWE Striker Dune Buggy.

I don't know about the Trubble Bubble but the AWE Striker (and its real shocks) was definitely sweet. I remember watching Chuck Norris in "The Delta Force" and thinking it was cool that they drove around in black AWE Strikers. :cool:

IrishJedi
08-13-2007, 07:47 PM
Most overrated G.I. Joe character=Stormshadow a.k.a. Boba Lite

I don't disagree that he's overrated, but he kicks Boba's ass and actually has a decent backstory courtesy of Larry Hama.

sladesuperagent
08-13-2007, 07:51 PM
Kewlest Cobra Vehicle: Rattler
Kewlest Dreadnok ANYTHING: Thundermachine
Kewlest Joe Vehicle: AWE Striker

Best Cobra mustache: Major Bludd
Best Joe mustache: Bazooka
Best line in the cartoon:
"What's it to you, JACK?"
"Because I'm hungry, I'm a gourmet chef and my name ain't Jack--IT'S ROADBLOCK! I'M G.I. JOE!!! --Roadblock

dekadentdave
08-13-2007, 07:55 PM
Destro: "Reptillian Pappa J."

Captain Faramir
08-13-2007, 10:09 PM
I hope I find these soon; that new Snake-Eyes is awesome. I actually love the whole ninja aspect they throw in--it's actually one of the only reasons I like G. I. Joe.

bagelsncheesey
08-14-2007, 08:16 AM
I know some Freaks aren't happy with the Serpentor sculpt/outfit selection, but I still think it's cool that we get Serpentor, and from the looks of this pic from cooltoyreview, it looks like his helmet/mask is removable:

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/SDCC07/HasbroGIJoe/IMG_9061.JPG

Khev
08-14-2007, 08:59 AM
I pulled this pic off of someone's ebay ad, just look at the nostalgic beauty of seeing all these carded figures together:

http://www.arroyomanagement.com/ebay/picture_2658.jpg

I must say that currently this is my most anticipated collectible line of any kind, moreso even than SS's 1/6 lines (though Bespin Luke is still #1 overall).

IrishJedi
08-14-2007, 09:44 AM
Serpentor = sux

The character, in general. The new fig is fine, I guess.

stickman
08-14-2007, 12:41 PM
I know some Freaks aren't happy with the Serpentor sculpt/outfit selection, but I still think it's cool that we get Serpentor, and from the looks of this pic from cooltoyreview, it looks like his helmet/mask is removable:

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/SDCC07/HasbroGIJoe/IMG_9061.JPG

I just hope he's not bald underneath

metaphorge
08-14-2007, 01:08 PM
I see all sorts of blasphemy in this thread.

The Night Raven wins the Most Awesome Vehicle category, hands down.

The DTC H.I.S.S. put out lately is not too shabby, though I wish it had guns instead of missile launchers on its turrets (and I'm still not sure why the heck they came with freakin' red Night Creeper ninjas as drivers). I'm still bitter that I missed the super-cheap clearance sale on these at Hasbro Toy Shop; I only have three of them.

Bardoon
08-14-2007, 02:29 PM
Serpentor (The Marvel one) RULES! :rock

And Larry Hama crafted a great backstory for the character and worked it VERY well into the GI Joe comics. Ultimately, the Cobra Civil War (Serpentor's forces vs. The Imposter Cobra Commander's forces) was one of the BEST GI Joe storylines ever.

screamingmetal
08-14-2007, 03:35 PM
Serpentor = sux

The character, in general. The new fig is fine, I guess.

I agree, I can't understand why they decided to make a Serpentor so soon. And if they were going to make him, they shouldv'e included his flying chariot.

Captain Faramir
08-14-2007, 05:37 PM
I always though Serpentor was a bizarre character--he never really seemed to fit in somehow. I mean, how could Cobra have an emperor if they didn't even have an empire? I dunno, he was just really strange to me.

Shai
08-14-2007, 05:41 PM
I see all sorts of blasphemy in this thread.





word.........

Shai
08-14-2007, 05:44 PM
Serpentor (The Marvel one) RULES! :rock

And Larry Hama crafted a great backstory for the character and worked it VERY well into the GI Joe comics. Ultimately, the Cobra Civil War (Serpentor's forces vs. The Imposter Cobra Commander's forces) was one of the BEST GI Joe storylines ever.


Word...... Zartan shooting an arrow through Serpentor skull,ending the Civil war with it,was f'n awesome.One of the best comic serie I used to collect in the 80's.

Bardoon
08-14-2007, 06:04 PM
I always though Serpentor was a bizarre character--he never really seemed to fit in somehow. I mean, how could Cobra have an emperor if they didn't even have an empire? I dunno, he was just really strange to me.

In the comics, Serpentor was created to be a super-soldier and more of a general for Cobra Commander than an actual "emperor". But due to his DNA background (from some of the world's past greatest military leaders AND Storm Shadow) he also was very ambitious and soon after his "birth" he rallied the COBRA troops against a G.I. Joe attack on Springfield (one of COBRA's homebase "towns" in America) and started gaining the loyalty and respect of the COBRA troops much to the disappointment of COBRA Commander...who even tried to have Serpentor assassinated when they arrived back at Cobra Island.

Eventually COBRA Commander and Destro were trapped under the destroyed Pit (GI Joe HQ) in an attack coordinated by COBRA. The Commander's disappearance would allow Serpentor to effectively become the de-facto leader of COBRA for a brief amount of time.

EVILFACE
08-14-2007, 06:08 PM
Thought Serpentor was pretty kewl!

IrishJedi
08-14-2007, 06:30 PM
Serpentor must F off and die.

THIS I command!

:monkey5

Captain Faramir
08-15-2007, 12:47 AM
I picked up the Joe pack and the individual carded Snake-Eyes--I love these guys! Awesome figures--hard to get them to hold anything, but really nice. I like 'em.

EVILFACE
08-15-2007, 04:04 AM
Yea, these are leave em in the package figures, cause the plastic sucks. So much for the "snap on, stay on" moto from early on :lol

Seaward
08-15-2007, 05:56 AM
I am glad to hear that there is something about these that isn't perfect, because from the box, they look amazing. I passed up Flint, Cobra Commander, Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes yesterday, along with the box sets, in an effort to curb my collecting some. I was in the checkout line before having my "moment of clarity", and returning stuff to the shelf. It stings less knowing that they aren't as playable as they look, and the plastic is a little cheap.

bagelsncheesey
08-15-2007, 06:16 AM
I am glad to hear that there is something about these that isn't perfect, because from the box, they look amazing. I passed up Flint, Cobra Commander, Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes yesterday, along with the box sets, in an effort to curb my collecting some. I was in the checkout line before having my "moment of clarity", and returning stuff to the shelf. It stings less knowing that they aren't as playable as they look, and the plastic is a little cheap.

The plastic is on the cheaper side, but it's really not that bad at all. The hands are the most flimsy of the mold, but other than that they are awesome, and definitely take out of the package figures. Or maybe i'm just partial. :cool:

Khev
08-15-2007, 07:30 AM
Based on photos like this I'd definitely say these are figures than can be taken out of their packages:

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/Hasbro/GIJoe/25thBP-GIJoe/GIJoe25th-037.jpg

I haven't opened mine yet (I will when I get the 5-packs) but it sounds like they use the softer, more malleable plastic of Hasbro's current SW figures. It isn't perfect but at least you have a thumb that can bend instead of just break off like with the older Joes. No decomposing O-rings or broken crotches to worry about either.

bagelsncheesey
08-15-2007, 07:54 AM
:lecture :lecture :lecture

They truly are badass figures, i've opened and posed both my 5 packs in my cabinet. I can't wait to score more :rock

IrishJedi
08-15-2007, 09:54 AM
Movie Update:

1. Stephen Sommers OUT as Director. That's good.

2. Len Wiseman (Underworld/Live Free Or Die Hard) passed to direct the "Escape From New York" remake instead. That's bad.

3. Jason Statham reportedly in talks to play Alex Mann ("Action Man") to appease European audiences. That's very "meh".

4. The active script is still the one reviewed at Latino Review. That's devastating.

metaphorge
08-15-2007, 10:18 AM
Based on photos like this I'd definitely say these are figures than can be taken out of their packages:

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/Hasbro/GIJoe/25thBP-GIJoe/GIJoe25th-037.jpg

I haven't opened mine yet (I will when I get the 5-packs) but it sounds like they use the softer, more malleable plastic of Hasbro's current SW figures. It isn't perfect but at least you have a thumb that can bend instead of just break off like with the older Joes. No decomposing O-rings or broken crotches to worry about either.
The plastic is not so much "cheap" as it is very soft (it's been my experience that "cheap" plastic is actually very brittle and is easily broken). Hasbro has been using softer plastic for the hands and lower arms of Joes for a few years now (even the repros of the originals) to alleviate the "broken thumb" syndrome... my assumption is that the tiny hands and fingers of the 25th Anni figures (which are actually proportional in relation to the rest of the figure for a change) bend very easily because of their thin-ness. You can get these guys to hold stuff but it's sometimes a bit of a challenge, especially if they are bare-handed instead of gloved.

The main problem with them is that most of them don't have as much leg articulation as the original RAH figures had due to Hasbro going with leg joints that look a bit nicer. There is an easy fix to this if you aren't afraid to take a screwdriver and an Exacto knife to your figures (http://generalsjoes.com/reviews/2007/anniversary/Misc/duke_fix.htm). So far I've modded the Baroness (who really really needed it), Flint, the Cobra trooper and the Cobra officer and they all can now sit with no problem with minimal cosmetic impact.

metaphorge
08-15-2007, 11:01 AM
Here's a few quick shots of the 25th Anni Cobra Commander and Cobra Officer with the DTC H.I.S.S.


http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1095/1128995160_1165b655bd_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/metaphorge/1128995160/)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1343/1128995000_2423131ee6_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/metaphorge/1128995000/)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1017/1128109051_230123028d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/metaphorge/1128109051/)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1151/1128995324_421f5c389d_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/metaphorge/1128995324/)

stickman
08-15-2007, 11:39 AM
Great tutorial Metaphorge! Might you have any pictures of the Baroness after this surgery? I really want to try it on the Cobra soldiers, but am curious if it will be more noticable than it was on Duke. I know that you said you can barely notice on Duke but what about when you strip away the blue on the Cobras? Great photos.

IrishJedi
08-15-2007, 11:53 AM
Here's a few quick shots of the 25th Anni Cobra Commander and Cobra Officer with the DTC H.I.S.S.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1095/1128995160_1165b655bd_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/metaphorge/1128995160/)

:rock :rock :rock :rock :rock :rock

Coheteboy
08-15-2007, 11:53 PM
I am somewhat disappointed with the small size of the new joes' heads. I like the old vintage scale proportions. But still... i'm so stoked about these!

bagelsncheesey
08-16-2007, 05:39 AM
Any of my fellow Freaks who live in Northern Virginia see any of these on shelves around here yet? I bought my 5 packs in Philly and have yet to see these around here. Still need my single carded figures! We should start a USA/Canada tracking thread.

IrishJedi
08-16-2007, 08:18 AM
I just love this new line with the exception of some of the figure choices.

:rock

Vader AL
08-16-2007, 08:24 AM
the walmart near me was sold out, not one single one available. i did almost get the sigma destro though. love me some destro.

Khev
08-16-2007, 08:58 AM
At first I was a bit put off by the differences in design between the new figures and vintage Joes. But dang if the new ones don't take the cake!

http://www.yojoe.com/action/82/82images/2scarlett.jpg
http://www.cooltoyreview.com/Hasbro/GIJoe/25thBP-GIJoe/GIJoe25th-043.jpg

http://www.yojoe.com/action/82/82images/2snakeeyes.jpg
http://www.cooltoyreview.com/Hasbro/GIJoe/25thBP-GIJoe/GIJoe25th-102.jpg

http://www.yojoe.com/action/83/83images/2duke.jpg
http://www.cooltoyreview.com/Hasbro/GIJoe/25thBP-GIJoe/GIJoe25th-041.jpg

IrishJedi
08-16-2007, 09:00 AM
The only think I don't like about the new Duke is how is upper chest sticks out over his stomach.

bagelsncheesey
08-16-2007, 09:02 AM
The only think I don't like about the new Duke is how is upper chest sticks out over his stomach.

It's really really really not that noticeable in person, never noticed it til you pointed it out. :lol

IrishJedi
08-16-2007, 01:19 PM
I'll be getting these:

http://www.madnorwegian.com/img/gijoe-big.jpg

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VED9TGTQL._SS500_.jpg

:rock :rock :rock :rock :rock

betic1
08-16-2007, 03:06 PM
does any one know if these will be available outside the U.S.A ??
such as Australia ? if not any know where I can get them on the cheap shipped out ? ... I have to have these

Bardoon
08-16-2007, 05:35 PM
Any of my fellow Freaks who live in Northern Virginia see any of these on shelves around here yet? I bought my 5 packs in Philly and have yet to see these around here. Still need my single carded figures! We should start a USA/Canada tracking thread.

Hey man,I'm in NoVA!!!

Check out the Sterling Target & TRU at the Cascades shopping plaza off Route 7. They had some single pack figures and 5 packs availible.

Shadow King
08-16-2007, 06:24 PM
Darn you all. I have been checking this thread since about the 2nd page and just picked up Snake Eyes today. I am now hooked and get them all once again.

p!tu
08-16-2007, 06:30 PM
Darn you all. I have been checking this thread since about the 2nd page and just picked up Snake Eyes today. I am now hooked and get them all once again.

YEAH!!!!!!!!! welcome to the obsession!!!!! :rock

bagelsncheesey
08-16-2007, 06:48 PM
:lecture :lecture :lecture :lecture :lecture

bagelsncheesey
08-16-2007, 06:49 PM
Hey man,I'm in NoVA!!!

Check out the Sterling Target & TRU at the Cascades shopping plaza off Route 7. They had some single pack figures and 5 packs availible.

thanks man :rock :rock :rock :rock :rock :rock

Captain Faramir
08-16-2007, 07:39 PM
Got the Cobra 5-pack today--what amazing figures! I love these guys, they're what I always wished the Joes looked like in the first place.

Khev
08-16-2007, 08:31 PM
I'll be getting these:

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VED9TGTQL._SS500_.jpg :rock

Its a great resource, tons of cool trivia (like Hasbro agreeing to make a Sergeant Slaughter figure only after a deal to make a Rocky Balboa figure fell through) and of course every conceivable figure, vehicle and accessory from the ARAH line.

Here's a few pics of mine to whet your appetite:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l27/kevlamb74/BellaAugust002.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l27/kevlamb74/BellaAugust003.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l27/kevlamb74/BellaAugust004.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l27/kevlamb74/BellaAugust005.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l27/kevlamb74/BellaAugust006.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l27/kevlamb74/BellaAugust007.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l27/kevlamb74/BellaAugust008.jpg

Vader AL
08-16-2007, 08:44 PM
i asked for the Cobra Terror Drome for Christmas and never got it. :(

IrishJedi
08-16-2007, 08:44 PM
Awesome pics, Khev. Thanks! :rock :rock :rock

Cocoboloboy
08-16-2007, 08:58 PM
i asked for the Cobra Terror Drome for Christmas and never got it. :(

:lol The Drome and the U.S.S. Flagg are two of the few Joe things I never had as a kid.

My neighbor had both and I hated him for it.:D:monkey3

Captain Faramir
08-16-2007, 09:05 PM
My older brothers and I had the Defiant Spaceships--best vehicle ever!!!

Vader AL
08-16-2007, 09:16 PM
:lol The Drome and the U.S.S. Flagg are two of the few Joe things I never had as a kid.

My neighbor had both and I hated him for it.:D:monkey3

i looked at the Spiegel magazine it was in for months before Christmas and just KNEW i was going to get it. (that was before I found the "other" section in the Spiegel magazines)

i hate your neighbor now too. :emperor

Khev
08-17-2007, 04:49 AM
Awesome pics, Khev. Thanks! :rock :rock :rock

No problem Irish. Be sure to give us a review of that comic guide when you get it. I hadn't seen that one before.

Entertainment Earth has a new high res pic of the upcoming Cobra 5-pack. Can't say I'm thrilled with "Blackhole Cobra Commander" but the Stinger driver looks cool.

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images//AUTOIMAGES/HJ63306lg.jpg

IrishJedi
08-17-2007, 07:44 AM
Entertainment Earth has a new high res pic of the upcoming Cobra 5-pack. Can't say I'm thrilled with "Blackhole Cobra Commander" but the Stinger driver looks cool.

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images//AUTOIMAGES/HJ63306lg.jpg

Gawd, those are disappointing. Hasbro's being Hasbro again. :rolleyes:

I mean, seriously, THESE before Major Bludd???? :monkey2

Khev
08-17-2007, 08:56 AM
Gawd, those are disappointing. Hasbro's being Hasbro again. :rolleyes:

I mean, seriously, THESE before Major Bludd???? :monkey2

Its definitely a lackluster 5-pack but in Hasbro's defense they really gave us a slew of iconic figures right from from the opening gates of this line.

Snake Eyes (Commando and Ninja)
Scarlett
Duke
Gung Ho
Roadblock
Cobra Commander
Destro
Cobra Soldier
Cobra Officer
Storm Shadow (first two versions)
Baroness

with Stalker, Zartan, Firefly, Serpentor, Beach Head, Lady Jaye and Shipwreck right around the corner.

So I don't fault them too much for putting out this silly batch of repaints (minus that jetpack trooper) with such an already strong lineup of major characters already in the line.

It'll be cool to see a 25th anniversary Major Bludd but I'm definitely looking forward to seeing updates of Snow Job, Snow Serpents, Eels, Crimson Guard, Flash, Dusty, Blowtorch, Airborne, Ripcord, Torpedo and a few others even more. :)

devlinboy
08-17-2007, 09:21 AM
is this line going to last for a while or just for this year? im really hoping to see an updated bbq and blowtorch as well as many others. this is gonna be great if they keep redoing old characters

I just read that hasbro plans on doing 25 of these figs. so that means after the repaint 5 pack there will be 2 more 5 packs. i hope they keep this line going after the 25. even if its not in 5 packs

Buttmunch
08-17-2007, 09:40 AM
Found the hooded single carded Cobra Commander figure today at walmart. The card was slightly warped, but otherwise fine. They had Storm Shadow too, but his was in pretty bad shape.

stickman
08-17-2007, 10:35 AM
Thanks for the catalog pics Khev. Oh that 5 pack repaint doesn't suit me at all, maybe just the cobra soldier and the gray one (is that the Stinger Driver?)

I too heard that there will be a short run on figs for the 25th Anniversary. If that is the case I want only the major characters. Bring on Blood, Mindbender, the twins, and Crimson Guards!

devlinboy
08-17-2007, 10:39 AM
Thanks for the catalog pics Khev. Oh that 5 pack repaint doesn't suit me at all, maybe just the cobra soldier and the gray one (is that the Stinger Driver?)

I too heard that there will be a short run on figs for the 25th Anniversary. If that is the case I want only the major characters. Bring on Blood, Mindbender, the twins, and Crimson Guards!

i like the style of these figs so i hope they drop the 25th and just keep making figs in the same style. i cant wait to see BAT or eel

Khev
08-17-2007, 11:27 AM
I'm sure Hasbro will keep this line going for as long as it sells. Hopefully kids will like these as much as the collectors do.

bagelsncheesey
08-17-2007, 02:39 PM
I too heard that there will be a short run on figs for the 25th Anniversary. If that is the case I want only the major characters. Bring on Blood, Mindbender, the twins, and Crimson Guards!

Not sure where you heard that. I'm pretty sure (and with some info from a friend who's HUGE into Joe's and is close with people at Hasbro) that this line will go for at least another year, probably until the end of 2008. Then, they'll just put out another line that will go along with the 25th Anniversary collection (same type/molding style of figures) after that.

stickman
08-17-2007, 04:20 PM
Not sure where you heard that. I'm pretty sure (and with some info from a friend who's HUGE into Joe's and is close with people at Hasbro) that this line will go for at least another year, probably until the end of 2008. Then, they'll just put out another line that will go along with the 25th Anniversary collection (same type/molding style of figures) after that.

I thought I read it at hisstank.com somewhere but I could be mistaken, Hey, I'm cool with that!:rolleyes:

Khev
08-17-2007, 04:33 PM
Stopped at Target on my way home today. :D

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l27/kevlamb74/BellaAugust015.jpg

stickman
08-17-2007, 04:39 PM
How much for that Trooper?!:monkey3:monkey5:D

Is it true that the new Cobra 5 pack will feature a Cobra emblem and Cobra song?

screamingmetal
08-17-2007, 04:50 PM
How much for that Trooper?!:monkey3:monkey5:D

Is it true that the new Cobra 5 pack will feature a Cobra emblem and Cobra song?
Actually, the two new multipacks that are out now (the one pictured in Khev's post) play the GI Joe TV show theme when you press the star in the middle of the Joe emblem. The second Cobra Pack plays the GI Joe Movie theme.

bagelsncheesey
08-17-2007, 05:29 PM
How much for that Trooper?!:monkey3:monkey5:D

Is it true that the new Cobra 5 pack will feature a Cobra emblem and Cobra song?

That's the word that I've heard as well. The Cobra 5 pack version 2 is supposedly featuring this. :rock :rock :rock

bagelsncheesey
08-17-2007, 05:30 PM
Stopped at Target on my way home today. :D

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l27/kevlamb74/BellaAugust015.jpg

Good score!!! I picked up 2 of each again tonite so I can keep them in package (the first sets I opened :monkey5)

devlinboy
08-17-2007, 05:33 PM
anybody feel like pickin me up the joe 5 pack???

ill trade or give cash for one. i just cant get them near me.

EVILFACE
08-17-2007, 05:36 PM
i asked for the Cobra Terror Drome for Christmas and never got it. :(


The Terror Drome is one of the few original RAH Joe items I still have left. Ebayed most of it off and made quite a bit of change.

http://www.fourthcircledesigns.com/toys/drome.JPG

bagelsncheesey
08-17-2007, 05:56 PM
i want the terror drome with firebat :monkey2 :monkey2 :monkey2