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Title: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Tyroc on April 18, 2009, 06:53:27 am
Hi all, Does anyone here collect GI Joe?

I've been a huge fan since since the 80's and have been trying to build a collection for awhile now after drifting in and out of collecting over the years. I have a huge RAH collection, saw the 25th Anniversary stuff and passed because of the scale difference.

Anyway, does anyone know if the Hall of Heroes Collection and Rise Of Cobra stuff are in 3 3/4 scale or the 25th anniversary (4') scale??





Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: dozymuppet on April 18, 2009, 08:05:01 am
No and No.

However, I did see the trailer for the Adult Swim series, which looks awesome!


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Tyroc on April 18, 2009, 08:15:43 am
Oh yeah! GI Joe Resolute written by none other than Warren Ellis.

The comics have been so good too. Then again, I'm biased Chuck Dixon is writing the main and the movie prequels and I have much platonic hetro-man love for Chuck. I loved his Nightwing, Robin, Detective, BOP, Punisher. The only man who can write 5 monthlies and all be top notch.

Then we have Christos Gage on the Cobra series which is very very cool and gritty and the legendary Larry Hama on the Origins series. I enjoyed Devil's Due but IDW is doing some great stuff.

That being said, the upcoming movie gives me the fear. Chuck Dixon's prequels are so good, I know I'm gonna be disappointed..I think i'll approach the film with very low expectations.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Scotty on April 18, 2009, 08:15:54 am
Xander is your man in that dept I believe.

They're out there, since the Joes are doing well in the current AFB poll.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: dozymuppet on April 18, 2009, 08:20:18 am
Oh yeah! GI Joe Resolute written by none other than Warren Ellis.

I didn't realise that, but I guess I should have, since I saw the trailer link on his website...

I'll watch that, but I'm not planning on watching the upcoming movie.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 18, 2009, 08:22:23 am
Hi all, Does anyone here collect GI Joe?

I've been a huge fan since since the 80's and have been trying to build a collection for awhile now after drifting in and out of collecting over the years. I have a huge RAH collection, saw the 25th Anniversary stuff and passed because of the scale difference.

Anyway, does anyone know if the Hall of Heroes Collection and Rise Of Cobra stuff are in 3 3/4 scale or the 25th anniversary (4') scale??

Tyroc has a pretty kick-ass collection of them little fighting men! He was showing me a bunch of them the other day but I had to stop him when he showed me his Stormshadow jammies!

Speaking of stuff, I got all wistful about my Micronauts and looked up a checklist. I had way more of them than I thought.

So Tyroc, are we gonna turn your spare room into a GI-Joe headquarters? Should I break out the woodworking tools?


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Scotty on April 18, 2009, 08:23:17 am
Not even for fun? I like Dennis Quaid, I'll see it just for a gas.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: dozymuppet on April 18, 2009, 08:26:49 am
Nah. Not at the movies, anyhow.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: MikeS on April 18, 2009, 05:43:35 pm
Hi all, Does anyone here collect GI Joe?

I've been a huge fan since since the 80's and have been trying to build a collection for awhile now after drifting in and out of collecting over the years. I have a huge RAH collection, saw the 25th Anniversary stuff and passed because of the scale difference.

Anyway, does anyone know if the Hall of Heroes Collection and Rise Of Cobra stuff are in 3 3/4 scale or the 25th anniversary (4') scale??


Not a GI Joe expert, but I am selling them.  The box on the Hall of Heroes says they are the 10 favorite figures from the 25th anniversary series, so I imagine they must be in the same scale as the 25th anniversary figures....just a guess though.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Tyroc on April 18, 2009, 08:16:50 pm
cool thanks Mike  ;D


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Xander on April 19, 2009, 08:21:05 pm
Did Andy put you up to this? :D

I collect Joe off and on.  As a big fan/collector of the RAH stuff I hit the 25th series really hard but I doubt I'll get the new multi packs, although I really want Recondo.  Space is an issue and unless I get around to making a pinopong table sized diorama I doubt I'll break them back out any time soon. 
The 25th anniversary stuff is a fantastic tribute to the Joes I grew up with and many other lines have since followed suit, He-Man and Transformers in particular.  Hasbro's no fool when it comes to the '80s, even their new Marvel line seems partialy based around that decade.

The HOH series is mostly compromised of repacks from the 25th anniversary series with very few new parts here or there.  The Rise of Cobra stuff is somewhat new somewhat re-used but still in the 4-inch scale.  Similar to the Transformers movie line it'll be new sculpts alongside repainted stuff from past lines.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Tyroc on April 20, 2009, 06:38:05 am
Cool thanks Xander.

I recently got my interest reinvigorated due to the IDW GI Joe comics. I saw some of the movie stuff that's coming and they look pretty cool. I really want the Pitt but it's doubtful it'll make it to Oz.

The local TRU got like one case of Joes and sold out pretty quick but they do have two vehicles I've been umming and ahhing about.

Think I might tentatively start getting some 25th ones, mostly the newer figures they never made in RAH like Wraith, Cobra Diver, Specialist Trakker etc.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: JackKnight on April 20, 2009, 12:13:44 pm
I've got nearly all the originals. Still need one or two here and there. As for the newer stuff I've mostly been buying them to keep on card for the artwork. Just my favorites. I've also been buying the new characters to put on my Joe shelf. And all the vehicles cause I love the fact they're just the classic ones reissued. I keep em boxed though; which is good cause my gfs kid would dismantle them all otherwise.

Like that stupid Night SHARC I gave him.  ;)


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 20, 2009, 05:55:57 pm
Hey Tyroc - you should post a link to that fella that's got the GI Joe 'Army'. One of the most impressive toy line collections ever!!!


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Tyroc on April 21, 2009, 05:02:11 am
Yeah, have to track that down again,

In the meantime, check out the new cartoon written by Warren Ellis. It's a 10 part show each part runs about 5 mins on Adult Swim like Xander mentioned. I was giggling like a schoolgirl watching it. Only 5 eps posted so far..

Here's part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmahUDrswxY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmahUDrswxY)


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Scotty on April 21, 2009, 05:31:23 am
 :D good one


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Toy Guy on April 21, 2009, 05:41:10 am
That was awesome!!!!

thanks for the share Ty ... now I have to see if there are other ones.

Thanks!


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Tyroc on April 21, 2009, 06:11:12 am
Episode 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FS9-bYAsNU&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FS9-bYAsNU&feature=related)

Episode 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16neqpiuxSo&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16neqpiuxSo&feature=related)

Episode 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AB4b7dZ1RA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AB4b7dZ1RA)

Episode 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lik0RPsCTA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lik0RPsCTA)


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Tyroc on April 23, 2009, 06:26:57 am
Episode 7

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQNSNEzF4c8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQNSNEzF4c8)

Episode 8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT-_OHcw5fI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT-_OHcw5fI)


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Tyroc on April 23, 2009, 06:43:26 am
Okay, seriously everyone should watch Resolute episode 8 for hands down the coolest ninja fight ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously....not just 'cos I'm a fanboy or nuthin'


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: dozymuppet on April 23, 2009, 06:58:11 am
I might watch episode 2 first, if it's all the same with you.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 23, 2009, 07:27:34 am
I might watch episode 2 first, if it's all the same with you.

Episode 2 first?   :)


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: dozymuppet on April 23, 2009, 10:45:48 pm
Uhh... beforehand... like, that's where I'm up to... :(


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Tyroc on April 24, 2009, 04:00:13 am
Episode 9

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxLrKkZKfmw&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxLrKkZKfmw&feature=related)

Episode 10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dFD2qBF10Y (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dFD2qBF10Y)


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Tyroc on April 25, 2009, 07:13:53 pm
Part 11 (Finale)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiIZRPxwHPk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiIZRPxwHPk)

Credit to all original posters


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Tyroc on April 28, 2009, 06:31:48 am
Well I took the plunge and bought some 25th figures. I picked up a few dirt cheap (US 0.99) so I'm pretty happy. I also got the Steeler/Serpentor 2 pack at lunchtime. You're right Xander, some of the figures aren't too badly out of scale (especially in relation to Spytroops and VvV molds) but some are hideous. They do match up very very well with Marvel Universe (Hasbro I guess) and better against the DC Infinite than the Marvel stuff.

Can't wait for the movie stuff now.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 28, 2009, 06:45:49 am
Didja see there's a bunch of movie related exclusives being released as SDCC exclusives?


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Scotty on April 29, 2009, 05:38:16 am
Didja see there's a bunch of movie related exclusives being released as SDCC exclusives?

Linkify??


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: FB on April 29, 2009, 05:48:43 am
Why is it always SDCC exclusives?Why can't it be WWC exclusives?Ripped off i tells ya!


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 29, 2009, 05:56:03 am
Didja see there's a bunch of movie related exclusives being released as SDCC exclusives?

Linkify??

I think it was www.superherotimes.com (http://www.superherotimes.com)


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Scotty on April 29, 2009, 06:09:56 am
Didja see there's a bunch of movie related exclusives being released as SDCC exclusives?

Linkify??

I think it was www.superherotimes.com (http://www.superherotimes.com)

Hmm. Had a look but couldn't find.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 29, 2009, 06:51:33 am
Try this one...

http://www.figures.com/databases/action.cgi?setup_file=fignews2.setup&category=actionfigures&topic=77&show_article=738&nl=1 (http://www.figures.com/databases/action.cgi?setup_file=fignews2.setup&category=actionfigures&topic=77&show_article=738&nl=1)


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Scotty on April 29, 2009, 06:57:45 am
Damn, that actually looks quite hot.......


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Tyroc on May 01, 2009, 03:16:52 am
Trailer for the new movie..has french subtitles.

Can't wait!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQCNTm81Pd4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQCNTm81Pd4)


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 01, 2009, 07:03:06 am
Ummm....Destro doesn't have a mask? I didn't see Cobra Commander either? Baroness looks hot though!!!!


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Scotty on May 01, 2009, 07:19:33 am
As much I am not really a Joe fan, I fully intend to see this movie and enjoy it!


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Josey Wales on September 06, 2013, 10:56:18 pm
Since this seems to be the only generic GI Joe thread, let's knock the dust off.  [thumbs up]

Just got Ultimate Duke in from epay. I'd been eyeballing this dude from jump for a fast & dirty ME Leatherneck. Gave him a 25th head & Cutter's forearms. Still undecided on his webgear & hands, but if we don't see the fig from the concept case, I can be happy with this one.  [rock]  (I've been itching to use that smiley)

Anyway, Duke comes with a shitload of weapons & gear. There's also an alternate masked head so he could be used as an army builder.

The rest of the wave looks sweet, too. Can't wait to get Kwinn, Cobra Combat Ninja, & Storm Shadow.  8)


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: JackKnight on September 06, 2013, 11:20:52 pm
I just bought the Tomahawk reissue for $25 last week at TRU (TRU rewards come in handy)

And found the right shuttle door for my Defiant Space Station on Ebay. Would like to replace the left one eventually. Has a small break in it. But it looks whole enough for now. Man I love having it back.

Just need to get the USS FLagg at some point now. And I'll have all my Joe Holy Grails.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on September 07, 2013, 12:08:05 am
I love the Joes!  I went to a toy/comic shop that's right next to a TRU the other day.  As I suspected, they had a lot of TRU stuff for ass-raping prices.  They had Kwinn and Budo for U.S. $15 and Data Viper for U.S. $20.  I took the raping and got them, haven't had a chance to open them yet.  Does anyone know if the Night Viper that was solicited is actually coming out?


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Gadabout on September 07, 2013, 12:42:01 am
I used to love Joes when I was a kid. Man, they were great toys. The vehicles, the weapons, the bases. What was better? Maybe M.A.S.K. from a pure fun aspect for a kid. Probably Star Wars. But Joe's are tough to beat.

I really want a Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow right now but there are so many and the ones I like are super expensive. I am thinking about buying one set just for this cool do-jo kind of set up it comes with and then finding the right figures whenever I can.



Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Jase on September 08, 2013, 02:15:01 pm
Love the new Retaliation wave 3.5 Cobra Commander and Storm Shadow! I really hope that Hasbro does well with the Star Wars 6" Black Series line and gives ARAH Joes a shot in that scale. Seems like a no-brainer.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: darthfoley on September 08, 2013, 02:22:57 pm
Just waiting for Kwinn to show up.  Really excited to get that figure after all these years.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on September 08, 2013, 03:11:17 pm
Love the new Retaliation wave 3.5 Cobra Commander and Storm Shadow! I really hope that Hasbro does well with the Star Wars 6" Black Series line and gives ARAH Joes a shot in that scale. Seems like a no-brainer.

Here's hoping!


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on September 08, 2013, 03:11:56 pm
Just waiting for Kwinn to show up.  Really excited to get that figure after all these years.

As in you ordered him?  I was kind of keeping an eye out for you.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: darthfoley on September 08, 2013, 05:58:28 pm
Yeah, I broke down got one off eBay.  11 shipped, I can live with it.  Thanks for keeping me in mind though!   [hi5]


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Stars on September 08, 2013, 08:27:18 pm
Just finished off a massive GI Joe addiction. When the first Dollar General Joes hit, I bought them, then went crazy and went all-out. I now have 500 of the buggers starting with the 25th anniversary up to Retaliation. [cuckoo]

Missing 2 Renegades/30th Anniversary figures and and 9 POC's to complete what I want.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: JackKnight on September 08, 2013, 09:55:54 pm
500?! [thud] Think you had maybe 100 when I visited in November. geez. Think you might have as many as I do now.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on September 09, 2013, 09:29:09 pm
11 shipped?  Damn, I paid 15 in hand.  Still, worth it!


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: darthfoley on September 11, 2013, 01:03:14 pm
If any of you heard a squee a few minutes ago, it's because my Kwinn showed up.  Carry on.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on September 11, 2013, 01:49:29 pm
If any of you heard a squee a few minutes ago, it's because my Kwinn showed up.  Carry on.

He's a darn good looking figure.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Spectre2001 on September 11, 2013, 06:26:26 pm
Oh god do I have a lot! Of the originals that came out in the 80's. The terror Drome is sitting on top of my freezer in the basement. Under my train board is the space shuttle and I have all the vehicles scattered around the basement as well as all the figures and multiples of Cobras.

Someday I'm going to figure out how to unload them.

Spec


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Jase on September 15, 2013, 07:27:58 pm
Just a heads up - there are reports that the wave 3.5 figures (Ultimate Cobra Commander, Storm Shadow, etc.) are showing up at Walgreens stores.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on September 16, 2013, 06:52:53 pm
Really? Mine didn't have any Joes last week.

Kokomo Toys had the whole wave. I would imagine they still have some of them.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: darthfoley on September 16, 2013, 07:21:50 pm
Kokomo's had them all on the 'bay at excellent prices.  About 11 shipped (which is where I got Kwinn).

Checked my Walgreen's over the weekend, but nothing more recent at any of them than a wave 1 SS.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on September 16, 2013, 07:33:44 pm
If you guys are looking for specific ones, let me know and I'll keep an eye out.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: darthfoley on September 16, 2013, 07:43:28 pm
I'm basically trying to decide if I want the Ultimate SS/CC/Firefly...and Budo.  Been hoping to see them in the wild to see if that would make up my mind one way or the other.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on September 16, 2013, 07:48:29 pm
I'm basically trying to decide if I want the Ultimate SS/CC/Firefly...and Budo.  Been hoping to see them in the wild to see if that would make up my mind one way or the other.

i saw Budo when Iwas at Coil Con. Hes cool, but I am not big on the ninja side of Joe


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Jase on September 16, 2013, 07:48:45 pm
I'm basically trying to decide if I want the Ultimate SS/CC/Firefly...and Budo.  Been hoping to see them in the wild to see if that would make up my mind one way or the other.

The Ult SS and CC are outstanding! I prefer the Firefly from the last Retaliation 3-pk over this new one.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: darthfoley on September 16, 2013, 07:52:18 pm
Oh, and I wouldn't mind a Night Viper either.

Budo looks cool in the pics I've seen but his armor would need some sprucing up.  Looks plain.  I'm not much on the ninja stuff either, but I just think he looks like a pretty cool fig.

SS and CC have about got me sold.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on September 16, 2013, 08:13:52 pm
Night Viper isn't in the 3.5 wave is he?


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Jase on September 16, 2013, 08:25:21 pm
Night Viper isn't in the 3.5 wave is he?

Wave 4 I think.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: darthfoley on September 16, 2013, 09:08:51 pm
He's wave 4, but he's popped up on the HTS site from what I've read.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on September 16, 2013, 09:29:46 pm
Wow.  I wonder if there really will be a Wave 4.  I'm also thinking they'll use this as a sign to relaunch in 6".


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Jase on September 16, 2013, 09:49:33 pm
Wow.  I wonder if there really will be a Wave 4.  I'm also thinking they'll use this as a sign to relaunch in 6".

I would love to see ARAH Joes in the 6" scale  [innocent]


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 17, 2013, 03:58:09 am
Wow.  I wonder if there really will be a Wave 4.  I'm also thinking they'll use this as a sign to relaunch in 6".

Sold!


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Jase on September 17, 2013, 07:34:21 pm
Night Viper, Jinx, and the Blind Master are all pre-order sold out at HTS. If you search their site, type "Retaliation" in to the search box instead of searching under the GI Joe Action Figures categories. For some reason certain figures don't show up if you look under the categories.  [thumbs down]


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: darthfoley on October 05, 2013, 08:54:22 pm
Don't know if anyone else is buying the Kre-O stuff, but this is what I got from the wave 2 'blind' packs I picked up earlier in the week.  Maybe this will help folks only looking for certain figures:

58 - BAT
79 - Mutt & Junkyard
80 - Flash
81 - Tunnel Rat
82 - Snow Job
83 - Blowtorch
86 - EEL
87 - Dr Mindbender
88 - Major Bludd

That leaves Ripper, Slice and the Land Adventurer.  Ripper is the last one I'm after.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on October 06, 2013, 01:54:07 am
There's a 3 3/4 line called World Peacekeepers that's showing up in decent amounts at Big Lots, at least by me.  These seem like a good compliment to the Joe's.  I've seen a large tank, a patrol boat, urban warfare playsets, a bunker, watchtowers, locker rooms, etc.  The basic figures are $5 and with them you get one large accessory like a motorcycle, horse, kayak, parachute, plus 3-4 smaller guns, flack jackets, etc.  All the large sets come with accessories from guns to barb wire to traffic cones too and are mostly $8, $10 or $13, with a couple, like the large tank for more. 

I know I must sound like a shill for BL by now, but I always loved the accessories as a kid, from canteens to the bivouac, and this stuff is a great addition to my Joe collection. 


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: LukeyLuke on October 07, 2013, 03:06:58 pm
Thanks for bringing that World Peacekeepers toylike to my attention.  [thumbs up]  I stopped at 2 Big Lots today and stocked up on them. They're so f'n cool. For the longest time I was wondering how I was going to display my Joes, now I know.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on October 07, 2013, 08:24:13 pm
You're welcome, glad I could help! 

I agree that the sets, vehicles and accessories are terrific, especially at these prices, plus I figure I can use the WP figures themselves as a third force, with or against Cobra (I never liked that the Joe's only really fought Cobra).  I think every Joe fan should at least check 'em out. 

The only other advice I'd give would be to maybe check out another BL or two if there are more in your area.  I've seen certain pieces, like the $25 tank or the bigger Urban warfare set (I've seen a larger and smaller), that are only at certain stores. 


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Josey Wales on October 07, 2013, 11:57:14 pm
Anybody found 3.5 at retail? I'd love to get hold of SS & a Combat Ninja or 3.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on October 08, 2013, 12:44:34 pm
I happened to find some at a TRU right after they were put out.  SS, SE, and Roadblock were picked already, but I got the rest.  I couldn't resist the pack-ins!


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on October 08, 2013, 12:46:36 pm
Don't know if anyone else is buying the Kre-O stuff, but this is what I got from the wave 2 'blind' packs I picked up earlier in the week.  Maybe this will help folks only looking for certain figures:

58 - BAT
79 - Mutt & Junkyard
80 - Flash
81 - Tunnel Rat
82 - Snow Job
83 - Blowtorch
86 - EEL
87 - Dr Mindbender
88 - Major Bludd

That leaves Ripper, Slice and the Land Adventurer.  Ripper is the last one I'm after.

31831 58-BAT
31831 78-Land Adventurer
31831 79-Mutt & Junkyard
31831 80-Flash
31831 81-Tunnel Rat
31831 82-Snow Job
31831 83-Blowtorch
31831 84-Slice
31831 85-Ripper
31831 86-Eels]
31831 87-Mindbender
31831 88-Bludd

I managed to find all but the B.A.T., again through dumb luck.  I never saw Wave 1 after the initial shipment when I was resisting, so I never got any of them.  :'(


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: LukeyLuke on October 08, 2013, 04:42:12 pm
You're welcome, glad I could help! 

I agree that the sets, vehicles and accessories are terrific, especially at these prices, plus I figure I can use the WP figures themselves as a third force, with or against Cobra (I never liked that the Joe's only really fought Cobra).  I think every Joe fan should at least check 'em out. 

The only other advice I'd give would be to maybe check out another BL or two if there are more in your area.  I've seen certain pieces, like the $25 tank or the bigger Urban warfare set (I've seen a larger and smaller), that are only at certain stores. 

Yeah, I have 3 Big Lots in my area, I've been to 2 of them and the third is the furthest and in a bad part of town so idk if I'll bother with that one. The first BL had over half the line and I picked up almost everything, including the tank and large and small urban warfare. The 2nd BL only had a helicopter and the "warthog" looking vehicle. One of my fave pieces is the campfire set. It's so simple yet effective. I never would've thought to have a campfire set. So cool.  I plan on going back for more.

Have u seen the prices for these on the eBay?? Those prices are outrageous!


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: darthfoley on October 08, 2013, 05:37:05 pm
Don't know if anyone else is buying the Kre-O stuff, but this is what I got from the wave 2 'blind' packs I picked up earlier in the week.  Maybe this will help folks only looking for certain figures:

58 - BAT
79 - Mutt & Junkyard
80 - Flash
81 - Tunnel Rat
82 - Snow Job
83 - Blowtorch
86 - EEL
87 - Dr Mindbender
88 - Major Bludd

That leaves Ripper, Slice and the Land Adventurer.  Ripper is the last one I'm after.

31831 58-BAT
31831 78-Land Adventurer
31831 79-Mutt & Junkyard
31831 80-Flash
31831 81-Tunnel Rat
31831 82-Snow Job
31831 83-Blowtorch
31831 84-Slice
31831 85-Ripper
31831 86-Eels]
31831 87-Mindbender
31831 88-Bludd

I managed to find all but the B.A.T., again through dumb luck.  I never saw Wave 1 after the initial shipment when I was resisting, so I never got any of them.  :'(

I have an extra Jinx if you want her.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Jase on October 08, 2013, 06:26:02 pm
Anybody found 3.5 at retail? I'd love to get hold of SS & a Combat Ninja or 3.

I found it once at Walmart and nothing since.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on October 08, 2013, 09:04:12 pm
Yeah, I have 3 Big Lots in my area, I've been to 2 of them and the third is the furthest and in a bad part of town so idk if I'll bother with that one.

I can understand that.  I have 8, and that's not counting all the ones I could visit if I wanted to drive for 45 minutes or something, so it's been a struggle just keeping track of what's where (I'm on a budget and can't buy all of these at once, only 7 so far). 

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The first BL had over half the line and I picked up almost everything, including the tank and large and small urban warfare. The 2nd BL only had a helicopter and the "warthog" looking vehicle. One of my fave pieces is the campfire set. It's so simple yet effective. I never would've thought to have a campfire set. So cool.  I plan on going back for more.

Wow, sounds good!  I'd love to see the helicopter, but haven't yet.  I've seen all the other ones you mentioned, plus a large personnel carrier/pick up truck with an open back, labeled as a Humvee, but not one.  Two watchtowers ($13), but slightly different detailing.  A patrol boat ($15), a smaller raft ($10).  A larger bunker/fortification with sand bags, and a smaller one too I think.  Two bunk beds and a locker ($8).  A tent ($8), a couple of sets each with motorcycles (one with side cars) and barb wire/traffic cones ($8 each).  Then 2-3 other sets (I think for $10 each), one with a few guys and just a small piece of the urban warfare setting, another with a small vehicle (motorcycle I think) with a transportation vehicle behind it (called ground patrol on ebay).  For the single figs I think I've seen 6: the horse, kayak, motorcycle, parachute, an arctic set and the campfire.  I agree that the campfire is a great idea.  I'd like to get more of some of these, 5+ of the bunk beds and lockers for example, but I can't swing it now, I'll have to hope they stick around awhile. 

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Have u seen the prices for these on the eBay?? Those prices are outrageous!

No, I don't usually check ebay, but I agree a few of them are crazy.  There's stuff there for $80-$90 that we can buy for $20.  I bought the patrol boat the other day for $15 that is $57 on there.  It makes me extra glad that me, you and anyone else here who cares to look can get them for these prices.  I wish I could find a couple of those sets though, like there is a large camp set that would be great to see. 


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on October 10, 2013, 12:35:55 am
Don't know if anyone else is buying the Kre-O stuff, but this is what I got from the wave 2 'blind' packs I picked up earlier in the week.  Maybe this will help folks only looking for certain figures:

58 - BAT
79 - Mutt & Junkyard
80 - Flash
81 - Tunnel Rat
82 - Snow Job
83 - Blowtorch
86 - EEL
87 - Dr Mindbender
88 - Major Bludd

That leaves Ripper, Slice and the Land Adventurer.  Ripper is the last one I'm after.

31831 58-BAT
31831 78-Land Adventurer
31831 79-Mutt & Junkyard
31831 80-Flash
31831 81-Tunnel Rat
31831 82-Snow Job
31831 83-Blowtorch
31831 84-Slice
31831 85-Ripper
31831 86-Eels]
31831 87-Mindbender
31831 88-Bludd

I managed to find all but the B.A.T., again through dumb luck.  I never saw Wave 1 after the initial shipment when I was resisting, so I never got any of them.  :'(

I have an extra Jinx if you want her.

Thanks, but that would probably fuel an ill-advised eBay frenzy.  :-\


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: darthfoley on October 10, 2013, 01:01:14 pm
Don't know if anyone else is buying the Kre-O stuff, but this is what I got from the wave 2 'blind' packs I picked up earlier in the week.  Maybe this will help folks only looking for certain figures:

58 - BAT
79 - Mutt & Junkyard
80 - Flash
81 - Tunnel Rat
82 - Snow Job
83 - Blowtorch
86 - EEL
87 - Dr Mindbender
88 - Major Bludd

That leaves Ripper, Slice and the Land Adventurer.  Ripper is the last one I'm after.

31831 58-BAT
31831 78-Land Adventurer
31831 79-Mutt & Junkyard
31831 80-Flash
31831 81-Tunnel Rat
31831 82-Snow Job
31831 83-Blowtorch
31831 84-Slice
31831 85-Ripper
31831 86-Eels]
31831 87-Mindbender
31831 88-Bludd

I managed to find all but the B.A.T., again through dumb luck.  I never saw Wave 1 after the initial shipment when I was resisting, so I never got any of them.  :'(

I have an extra Jinx if you want her.

Thanks, but that would probably fuel an ill-advised eBay frenzy.  :-\

You know you want to.  ;)


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: LukeyLuke on October 10, 2013, 10:19:58 pm
Yeah, I have 3 Big Lots in my area, I've been to 2 of them and the third is the furthest and in a bad part of town so idk if I'll bother with that one.

I can understand that.  I have 8, and that's not counting all the ones I could visit if I wanted to drive for 45 minutes or something, so it's been a struggle just keeping track of what's where (I'm on a budget and can't buy all of these at once, only 7 so far). 

Quote
The first BL had over half the line and I picked up almost everything, including the tank and large and small urban warfare. The 2nd BL only had a helicopter and the "warthog" looking vehicle. One of my fave pieces is the campfire set. It's so simple yet effective. I never would've thought to have a campfire set. So cool.  I plan on going back for more.

Wow, sounds good!  I'd love to see the helicopter, but haven't yet.  I've seen all the other ones you mentioned, plus a large personnel carrier/pick up truck with an open back, labeled as a Humvee, but not one.  Two watchtowers ($13), but slightly different detailing.  A patrol boat ($15), a smaller raft ($10).  A larger bunker/fortification with sand bags, and a smaller one too I think.  Two bunk beds and a locker ($8).  A tent ($8), a couple of sets each with motorcycles (one with side cars) and barb wire/traffic cones ($8 each).  Then 2-3 other sets (I think for $10 each), one with a few guys and just a small piece of the urban warfare setting, another with a small vehicle (motorcycle I think) with a transportation vehicle behind it (called ground patrol on ebay).  For the single figs I think I've seen 6: the horse, kayak, motorcycle, parachute, an arctic set and the campfire.  I agree that the campfire is a great idea.  I'd like to get more of some of these, 5+ of the bunk beds and lockers for example, but I can't swing it now, I'll have to hope they stick around awhile. 

Quote
Have u seen the prices for these on the eBay?? Those prices are outrageous!

No, I don't usually check ebay, but I agree a few of them are crazy.  There's stuff there for $80-$90 that we can buy for $20.  I bought the patrol boat the other day for $15 that is $57 on there.  It makes me extra glad that me, you and anyone else here who cares to look can get them for these prices.  I wish I could find a couple of those sets though, like there is a large camp set that would be great to see. 

There is so much in this Peacekeepers line that I want and I want to army build with it.....but I probably won't cause that would actually be much too expensive. The large campfire set looks really fun though. I'm def on the lookout for that.

I'm also on the hunt for some Harley's that would look great with my Dreadnoks.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on October 12, 2013, 11:27:57 pm
There is so much in this Peacekeepers line that I want and I want to army build with it.....but I probably won't cause that would actually be much too expensive. The large campfire set looks really fun though. I'm def on the lookout for that.

Yeah, it could be way too expensive easily.  I hate it, but am pacing myself.  But I got a BL e-mail coupon for $5 off, and went today and got a $17 Jeep with a trailing vehicle (not sure what it's called) for $12+ tax. 

I saw a few new pieces in too (mostly figs and accessories on a cardboard back), but maybe they're still restocking and you may find the large campfire set still. 

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I'm also on the hunt for some Harley's that would look great with my Dreadnoks.

That'd be great.  I'm okay with the World Peacekeepers motorcycles.  Not perfect, but way better than anything else I'd had. 


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: LukeyLuke on October 13, 2013, 03:52:29 pm
I found some Harley's at Walmart that are perfect for the Dreadnoks. By a company called Maisto. You should check them out in the Hot Wheels aisle. $6 a piece isn't too bad.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on December 24, 2013, 10:20:09 am
darthfoley you magnificent Santa bastard!

As you can see a few posts up, I was whining like a little bitch that I passed over the first Wave of G.I. Joe Kre-o figures.  Foley offered me his extra Jinx.  I passed saying that my OCD would then force me to eBay the rest of the wave.  So what does he do?  He sends me not only his extra Jinx, but 10 already opened figures that I suspect were his own collection.  The toy equivalent of the shirt off his back!

I can never repay such kindness.   [beer] to you Mr. foley!!


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: darthfoley on December 24, 2013, 11:30:25 am
You are very welcome, my friend.   ;D


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on January 17, 2014, 08:37:36 pm
2014 G.I. Joe Convention 15 figure Zombie Initiative Boxset:

http://toynewsi.com/news.php?itemid=21718

I'm so glad there's no Shipwreck in this :)


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on January 26, 2014, 03:26:13 pm
I'm sure you all know about them, but in case you don't I present Boss Fight Studios.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boss-Fight-Studio/305261242935066 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boss-Fight-Studio/305261242935066)

They are a group of former Hasbro designers that have formed their own company. Lots of GI Joe and Star Wars experience here. For example, they are responsible for some of the new heads in the FSS!

Check 'em out.

(PS. if you listen to the podcast that is Catrina Arana that we interviewed. Also her husband, Erik, who I got to meet at Joe Con last summer.)


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: powersthatbe on January 30, 2014, 09:03:44 pm
so this year is the 50th anniversary of GIjoe,is anyone expecting anything major from has bro this year?i'm not.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Josey Wales on January 31, 2014, 02:44:14 am
GI Joe Black 6" would be great. Hopefully they get a clue from Star Wars.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on January 31, 2014, 02:48:35 am
What would you like to see, that would be 50th Anniversary worthy?


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Titansfan on January 31, 2014, 06:38:35 am
What would you like to see, that would be 50th Anniversary worthy?

I really would love  G.I. Joe Black line.  I'd have to be a cherry picker with it like Star Wars though.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: fishmilkshake on January 31, 2014, 06:32:41 pm
What would you like to see, that would be 50th Anniversary worthy?

I really would love  G.I. Joe Black line.  I'd have to be a cherry picker with it like Star Wars though.

I'd be in too  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on February 07, 2014, 04:20:43 pm
...2014 JoeCon exclusive!
(http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/attach/4/1/7/2/7/001-JoeCon-Colton-Exclusive-Souvenir_1391808783.jpg)


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on February 07, 2014, 04:25:16 pm
Damn it, that's gonna be hard to get. Is that body from something else? It's very hard to get a figure in a suit like that.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on February 08, 2014, 09:32:24 pm
From what I'm reading it's a newly retooled suit - James McCullen XXIV / Professor X with the vest part removed. Very strange that the 3 3/4 figure is also being sold separately but without the display stand ... those are pretty much standard now.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on February 08, 2014, 10:27:48 pm
How are these going to be made available?


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on February 09, 2014, 11:02:34 am
I would assume it would only be at the Club store at the Con. They normally have a single carded figure that goes with the set.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: powersthatbe on February 09, 2014, 07:11:09 pm
I was in TRU and saw these Sons of Anarchy choppers by Maisto that looks they woUld fit in and by in scale with the Dreadnoks


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on February 09, 2014, 11:02:35 pm
Yeah, I'll never get that GI Joe, I bet.

The failure of hasbro to get more motorcycles out for the Dreadnoks is puzzling.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on February 19, 2014, 09:52:45 pm
Just got a yellow Jinx and painted it red.

Take that, Hasbro!


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on February 19, 2014, 10:06:00 pm
TRU?  I haven't seen these guys anywhere else but scalper stores, which is a shame.  I picked up a Blind Master as portrayed by the RZA.  Never thought I'd put that sentence together.  It's even more surreal than my William "Refrigerator" Perry.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on February 19, 2014, 10:10:39 pm
TRU?  I haven't seen these guys anywhere else but scalper stores, which is a shame.  I picked up a Blind Master as portrayed by the RZA.  Never thought I'd put that sentence together.  It's even more surreal than my William "Refrigerator" Perry.

I've heard rumors of Walgreens having some of them. They tend to never get more than one or two figures at a time though so your mileage may vary.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on February 19, 2014, 11:03:35 pm
I just ebayed it. A seller had it loose with a Buy It Now of 20 and a Make An Offer setting, so I said 12 and they went for it. Then when it came, it was mint. Whatever, since I broke it right open. Pleased with the result. It had some cool accessories. Really takes me back to the original, which I jonesed for hard and had a real hard time finding as a kid, then was so OCD about not losing the weapons that I intentionally tossed them around when I left home at 21. Nice to have a more tricked out version here today.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Josey Wales on February 20, 2014, 09:04:33 am
Glad to see Leatherneck & the Eels made the cut.  [rock]


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on March 15, 2014, 07:57:07 pm
Hey folks Kre-O Series 3 is out!  Two bits of good news:

1) I have the codes.
Series 3
33501 03 Snowserpent
33501 04 Tomax
33501 05 Torch
33501 43 Night Creeper
33501 44 Nunchuck
33501 50 Atomic Man
33501 51 Doc
33501 52 Flight Jet Trooper
33501 53 Footloose
33501 54 Lady Jaye
33501 66 Scrap-Iron
33501 86 Low-Light

2) I managed to pick up a second full set!  First person to PM me can have them for cost+shipping.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on March 16, 2014, 01:03:39 am
I really hope you all don't mind me putting this here. I do try to promote friends' projects when appropriate and to help worthy causes. In celebration of this year's 50th Anniversary of GI Joe, The Girls of The Finest -- a subdivision of The Finest - A G.I. Joe Costume Club are putting out a 2015 pin-up calendar, the proceeds of which will go to The Wounded Warrior Project.

Their goal is to raise $7,500 and they are currently 70% funded with just under one month to go. Please take a look at their indiegogo page and see if you might be interested in what they're doing. I have to say, some of the perks seem pretty cool. Thanks!

http://igg.me/p/666751/x/6207072


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on March 29, 2014, 10:06:46 pm
Hey folks Kre-O Series 3 is out!  Two bits of good news:

1) I have the codes.
Series 3
33501 03 Snowserpent
33501 04 Tomax
33501 05 Torch
33501 43 Night Creeper
33501 44 Nunchuck
33501 50 Atomic Man
33501 51 Doc
33501 52 Flight Jet Trooper
33501 53 Footloose
33501 54 Lady Jaye
33501 66 Scrap-Iron
33501 86 Low-Light

2) I managed to pick up a second full set!  First person to PM me can have them for cost+shipping.

I still have that second set if anyone's interested.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: eddie3429 on April 11, 2014, 03:49:47 pm
Joe con! any one going. as a massive marvel joe fan i am eyeing that colton 3'75. ozone was another fave as a kid, hopefully his neon ness means he won't be tohard to get 2nd hand, outback another fave i think i might just get when i can


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: powersthatbe on April 15, 2014, 07:43:58 pm
as part of their green clearance at TRU,I got tomahawk for twenty bucks and the helicarrier for 15 bucks


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on April 15, 2014, 07:49:52 pm
as part of their green clearance at TRU,I got tomahawk for twenty bucks and the helicarrier for 15 bucks

Eaglehawk was 26 here. Might have to go get a 2nd


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: powersthatbe on April 15, 2014, 08:59:36 pm
I'm happy to get the helicarrier at that price it being at one time a 100 dollar toy and cap and shield being at an all time high.Tomahawk I had my eye on since it came out.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on April 15, 2014, 11:17:12 pm
...Joe Colton, Alley-Viper, Blind Master, probably Kwinn, Data-Viper, ect.  I hear Ross and Family Dollar are getting Joe-Stuff again too!

Believe I'll be at TRU tomorrow...


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on April 16, 2014, 03:32:20 pm
...Good Luck with the Hunt!! 


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on April 16, 2014, 05:08:00 pm
Nothing at mine.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: darthfoley on April 16, 2014, 05:39:03 pm
Saw the same ones at my TRU today as well.  Hang in there Rock, hopefully they'll show up for ya.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on April 16, 2014, 06:24:37 pm
We're talking Wave 2.5 and 3 here, right?

http://generalsjoes.com/g-i-joe-retaliation-review-page/

God, they fucked this roll out up....


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: powersthatbe on April 16, 2014, 06:38:19 pm
and it ain't like its the 50th anniversary or nothing


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Stars on April 16, 2014, 06:45:37 pm
Waves 2.5 and 3 have been showing up at Tuesday Morning and Rite Aid too.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on April 16, 2014, 06:54:15 pm
What a weird situation.

If anyone comes upon a stray Lady Jaye, Qwinn, Crimson Guard, or this Cobra Commander:

http://generalsjoes.com/reviews/2013/retaliation/singlepacks/wave3/cobracommander.html

Grab it for me.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: darthfoley on April 16, 2014, 09:52:18 pm
Rock, my TRU had two Lady Jayes.  I'll swing by there tomorrow afternoon and grab one for ya if they're still there. 


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on April 16, 2014, 11:18:32 pm
Cool, cool, cool. She's gonna be my new Cover Girl.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Josey Wales on April 17, 2014, 12:20:00 am
Picked up some series 2 Kreons for 2 bucks each at TRU. Looked up the codes & snagged Flash, Mutt, & a couple Eels. Saw a Recondo with one set. Might hafta hit epay for him & Cutter.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: darthfoley on April 17, 2014, 01:05:13 pm
I may have a Cutter I can send ya, cowboy.  I'll check this afternoon.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on April 17, 2014, 03:43:39 pm
...Smalljoes.com is still selling quite a fews of these also, mostly for decent prices... "mostly"... Lol.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on April 17, 2014, 06:32:11 pm
I did manage to find some Dollar General Joes in the wild today. Love that they did that line. I got the Duke, although his head doesn't really look like Duke. I like that he looks like the anonymous guy in the left hand corner of the Marvel Comics.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: darthfoley on April 17, 2014, 09:11:37 pm
Grabbed an LJ for Rocko.  And josey, I don't have Cutter but I do have a Mutt/Junkyard.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on April 17, 2014, 10:19:24 pm
Well, now I don't want it. Stick it in your butthole.

Just kidding! Check your PMs.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Josey Wales on April 18, 2014, 01:53:55 am
Thanks for the look-see, Darth. Already picked up Mutt. Anybody happen to have an extra Torpedo?


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: LukeyLuke on April 30, 2014, 04:18:35 pm
Hey gang! Do any of you need Ultimate Storm Shadow, Kwinn, or the "Ultimate" Crimson Guard? $5.50 each + shipping


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: darthfoley on April 30, 2014, 05:49:53 pm
Oooo, Ultimate Stormy!  I needs that one.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Stars on April 30, 2014, 06:28:06 pm
Uh, where?


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: LukeyLuke on April 30, 2014, 06:56:49 pm
From me. I picked up a few for myself and I thought maybe some of you guys would want some so I picked up extra. pm me if youre intrested. I'm located in Milwaukee, WI.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: darthfoley on April 30, 2014, 07:19:25 pm
I believe Rocko was looking for Kwinn and the CG.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on April 30, 2014, 09:18:41 pm
Kwinn, yeah. Super cool.

And thanks Foley for coming through on Lady Jaye. She's a bad ass bitch!


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: darthfoley on May 07, 2014, 06:44:53 pm
Thanks to lukeyluke for Ult. Stormy!   [rock]


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: LukeyLuke on May 07, 2014, 08:51:15 pm
Thanks to lukeyluke for Ult. Stormy!   [rock]

You're welcome! Happy I could help.  [hi5]


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on May 08, 2014, 04:24:13 pm
i don't know how Luke Luke did it, but he did it. These are such great figures. I wish they were out there more for the public, but I'm thrilled to get what I've got.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Stars on May 08, 2014, 10:53:20 pm
Thanks Lukey!!!


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: LukeyLuke on May 09, 2014, 07:02:31 pm
You're welcome guys! Us collectors gotta stick together, y'know.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: darthfoley on May 21, 2014, 05:07:06 pm
My TRU has suddenly gone nuts with Hasbro 3 3/4" stuff.  After what seemed like a year of no new Joes or MU stock, the last three weeks they have gotten 3-4 cases of each.  Found two Night Vipers today and finally got the MU Abomination a week or two back.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on May 21, 2014, 10:50:23 pm
Similar story here.  G.I. Joe Wave 4 for days.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Stars on May 22, 2014, 05:58:45 pm
Anybody find Night Vipers, please pick me up one or two!!!!!


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Josey Wales on May 23, 2014, 04:48:12 pm
I'm still looking for Ult Stormy, Snake Eyes, & Cobra Combat Ninja if somebody happens up on them.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: LukeyLuke on May 24, 2014, 10:26:17 pm
Yo Josey, I sent you a pm about the latest Snake-Eyes.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: eddie3429 on May 25, 2014, 02:06:49 am
Just got the wave two of ROC vehicles and the polar shark MIB for 1.25 on eBay ... Pretty stoked with that


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: eddie3429 on May 26, 2014, 12:45:12 am
Having a streak of good luck , just got a SDCC zarana, SDCC jinx , and collectors club adventure team commander for $ 40 from a pawn store !!!


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: LukeyLuke on May 26, 2014, 09:47:11 pm
Holy Sh!t, that's a great find eddie! I've been in the lookout for a long time for the SDCC Zarana for a while now. That, and the other 2, all for $40? Wow, awesome!


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: eddie3429 on May 28, 2014, 08:11:58 am
Best part was i think a pawn shop guy was thinking "this guy is a sucker "


Hey in other great G.I.Joe news the 50th anni wave is no longer a Toys r us exclusive but you can also get it from Big Bad toy store, pre orders are up now (as a international joe collector i am over the moon ! )


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on May 28, 2014, 11:20:03 am
Best part was i think a pawn shop guy was thinking "this guy is a sucker "


Hey in other great G.I.Joe news the 50th anni wave is no longer a Toys r us exclusive but you can also get it from Big Bad toy store, pre orders are up now (as a international joe collector i am over the moon ! )

I was just coming here to post that.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on May 30, 2014, 11:40:32 am
The HEAT Viper is the only new figure, right?


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on May 30, 2014, 11:42:17 am
I'm not sure, Is leatherneck new?


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Josey Wales on May 30, 2014, 10:20:57 pm
Yes he is. Cannot wait to get him. Iirc Destro is new & improved like the one from the concept case a few years back.

Also, big thanks to Lukey Luke for the Ult Snake Eyes hookup!  [yess]


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on June 01, 2014, 04:38:02 pm
Huh.  I guess I was counting this guy:

http://www.yojoe.com/action/08/leatherneck6.shtml

Although that's really an alternate deco.  Still, hard to justify just for him.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Josey Wales on June 01, 2014, 11:38:36 pm
The new Leatherneck uses the "Rockblock" battle kata? buck, so he'll be much bigger than ROC. Destro is the concept case version, & iirc is also much bigger than the 25th version. I have that Hawk already, but I'll just use him for fodder.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on June 06, 2014, 12:40:30 am
Just saw these for the first time.

I want a lot of them.

http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/toy-fair-17/gijoe-50th-anniversary-official-product-images-now-available-12796/


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on June 06, 2014, 07:04:52 pm
BBTS has Pre-Orders up for the Collector Club Year 3.  Looks like all solid choices this time:

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=joe%20subscription&page=1


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on June 07, 2014, 01:17:01 pm
If you guys are digging Kreo, Geewunner is have a sale this weekend on some pretty cool custom sets:

http://geewunner.com/?p=1481


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Stars on June 10, 2014, 11:08:01 pm
FINALLY got a Night Viper!!!  He was the last figure on the lowest peg. There were 6 PACKED pegs and they had one Night Viper and one Kim.

Only 2 left until I'm caught up...


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on June 11, 2014, 08:20:40 am
FINALLY got a Night Viper!!!  He was the last figure on the lowest peg. There were 6 PACKED pegs and they had one Night Viper and one Kim.

Only 2 left until I'm caught up...

Which ones?  I did go back and check and the 5 or 6 pegs had zero Night Vipers.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Stars on June 11, 2014, 02:43:13 pm
I need Ultimate Duke and Cobra Combat Ninja.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on June 11, 2014, 09:54:47 pm
I'll keep an eye out, but Wave 3.5 (aka the Good Wave) came and went pretty fast around here.  I did just see even more Wave 4 at TRU today.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Stars on June 11, 2014, 10:45:13 pm
Thanks!


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: darthfoley on July 25, 2014, 02:20:42 pm
http://toynewsi.com/news.php?itemid=22982

GI Joe gets the 12" Gentle Giant treatment.  If they get around to Cobra Troopers/Officers I may be in trouble.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on July 25, 2014, 02:29:25 pm
http://toynewsi.com/news.php?itemid=22982

GI Joe gets the 12" Gentle Giant treatment.  If they get around to Cobra Troopers/Officers I may be in trouble.

two words
Snake Armor


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: darthfoley on July 25, 2014, 06:29:44 pm
I'm wondering what the overall plan is, really - are they going to do the other originals like Scarlett and Breaker, etc?  Admittedly, especially as these will probably be well beyond my normal buying price I won't be much into them, but if they do make bluesuits I'll almost certainly break and buy at least one of each.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Jase on July 26, 2014, 06:30:20 pm
STILL no plans for a 6" GI Joe line?!  [impatient]


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 26, 2014, 06:48:51 pm
STILL no plans for a 6" GI Joe line?!  [impatient]

I could use the break until next year  :D


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: LukeyLuke on August 12, 2014, 11:34:56 pm
I found these at Target the other day. They're very cool and very Joe compatible. Also relatively inexpensive considering the price of toys nowadays. I purchased the ones in the first 2 pics.

(http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af253/Luke_Walsgrove/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps5f799853.jpg)

(http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af253/Luke_Walsgrove/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps51073d36.jpg)

(http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af253/Luke_Walsgrove/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsd1bdc006.jpg)

(http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af253/Luke_Walsgrove/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps2f42ad33.jpg)

(http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af253/Luke_Walsgrove/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpse36bd0af.jpg)

(http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af253/Luke_Walsgrove/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps06f8c1cb.jpg)

(http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af253/Luke_Walsgrove/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps5e42ebba.jpg)


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on September 03, 2014, 11:06:50 pm
those are cool. Bums me out that it's the anniversary year and the best Joe figures out aren't Joe figures.

I know it's only just now kinda sorta Fall, but any sign of those TRU exclusives yet?


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: powersthatbe on September 04, 2014, 01:41:22 pm
I've seen the vamp 2 the artic set and the three packs at my trus for a while now.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: LukeyLuke on September 04, 2014, 07:23:32 pm
Yeah, I've seen all the 50th at my TRU. I picked up the 3 pack with Leatherneck and the "Fire guys" 2 pack. I really really want the Artic set. I just need the $40


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: LukeyLuke on September 04, 2014, 07:27:06 pm
My Tuesday Morning stores have been good to me lately. Gat a couple of Night Vipers, 'nother Crimsion Guard, and Ultimate Flint.  All that's left for me to get is Ultimate Duke.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on September 04, 2014, 11:48:36 pm
Shit! My local one didn't have any of them a month or so ago. I've got to get on the stick. I think that Baroness/Lady Jaye 2 pack is the one I'm most into. Are they selling? It's hard to gage if anyone is into Joes anymore.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: LukeyLuke on September 05, 2014, 04:45:49 pm
It's tough to say. The Leatherneck 3 pack sells out quickly, the vehicles packs sell out a little bit slower, but still a respectable time. The rest seem to be warming the pegs.
And I agree with you about the chicks 2 pack. I definitely will be getting that one. What's the other 2 pack in that wave?


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on September 05, 2014, 07:32:19 pm
What is this Baroness/Lady Jaye 2 pack you speak of?  [think]


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: powersthatbe on September 05, 2014, 08:54:30 pm
yeah I never heard of it either;)


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: darthfoley on September 05, 2014, 10:13:45 pm
Baroness/LJ and the arctic two-pack are supposed to be released later this month. 


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on September 05, 2014, 11:12:48 pm
At this link that I posted before:

http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/toy-fair-17/gijoe-50th-anniversary-official-product-images-now-available-12796/

So what's out and what's not out? I kind of want all this shit, but I only have a little bit of space left for Joes. I don't want to get so caught up in a "50th anniversary and this is all that's out" fervor and buy stuff I'll never put out.

What I really want is to be in the 4th grade again and play with these little motherfuckers on the floor.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 06, 2014, 04:17:18 am

What I really want is to be in the 4th grade again and play with these little motherfuckers on the floor.


 :D *point*


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: darthfoley on September 06, 2014, 08:31:32 am
Everything's out except Baroness/LJ and Snow Job/BAT (and the Cobra officer/trooper, which apparently got scrapped from the get go...because, you know, why make an army builder two pack).  Those two are supposed to hit later this month, but seem to be running late or possibly canceled/rescheduled.

Suggest if you want 'em, go looking for 'em asap.  They're TRU exclusives, which means they generally land at the store once and never restock.  My store had all the figures once, no restocks.  I never did see the vehicles here.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on September 06, 2014, 12:17:22 pm
Shit. It's a rough money week...followed by one where I'll be flush with cash. Figures.

Baroness is being sold on ebay from China, so they made some, at least.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: darthfoley on September 06, 2014, 01:10:33 pm
Yeah, they're floating around out there.  It's just a question of if/when they hit mass retail.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on September 06, 2014, 09:32:48 pm
I hadn't been keeping up and had no idea that any of these were out.  Thanks especially to RockoJerome for the pics! 

Thanks also to LukeyLuke.  Those seem interesting, and as you said, at a decent cost. 


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on September 07, 2014, 07:22:10 pm
Hit 2 local TRUs, one had nothing, the other had the 3 packs and some of the last movie figures. Skipped the Beach Head set, grabbed the Leatherneck set. The scale is a bit off from previous offerings, they're a little larger. Great, detailed accessories. I really want the arctic 2 pack, the snipers, both vehicle sets, and the Baroness/Lady Jaye pack, so I hope I didn't miss them.

While I was at it, I also got the Dark Ninja since it has the flight suit, and the only Joe Colton. I wasn't that into the movie and I think Bruce Willis is kind of an asshole, but I couldn't pass up a "Joe" figure in the 5oth anniversary year.

Also got the repro TMNT Raphael and Krang. Hard to resist those.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: kavball on September 07, 2014, 08:40:04 pm
A few years ago I was in Iraq and we had a shit load if Girl Scout cookies sitting around to snack on. Bruce Willis bought a couple thousand dollars worth of cookies from his daughters Girl Scout troop and sent them to us. I appreciated it.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on September 07, 2014, 09:18:59 pm
Well, that's cool. Maybe this was just a bad day for him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6viUMICL31E


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 07, 2014, 09:45:26 pm
A few years ago I was in Iraq and we had a shit load if Girl Scout cookies sitting around to snack on. Bruce Willis bought a couple thousand dollars worth of cookies from his daughters Girl Scout troop and sent them to us. I appreciated it.

 [thumbs up]


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: kavball on September 07, 2014, 09:54:25 pm
No worries. Just thought I would mention it.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on September 07, 2014, 10:17:59 pm
Any figure I have that's in someone's likeness, I wonder if I would like that person, and feel foolish for having a toy in their likeness on display if I met them and they struck me as unlikeable.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: kavball on September 08, 2014, 07:23:42 am
Haha


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on September 08, 2014, 02:33:43 pm
I used to have a lot of wrestling figures and spend a lot of time at wrestling events. Some of the wrestlers were just plain dicks, but havint their "character" on my shelf didn't bother me much.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on September 08, 2014, 02:48:23 pm
yeah, I was really thinking of wrestlers especially. I might still have a Chris Benoit here somewhere...


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: powersthatbe on September 08, 2014, 03:54:01 pm
at the time of the Benoit thing,jacks had to destroy all the figures made of him and that also applied for the retailers,but I remember Benoit figures on Kay bees shelves long after the tragedy,which is odd as I'm sure kaybee knew about it.granted,they weren't forced to,but it was just in bad taste to keep them on the shelves.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on September 08, 2014, 07:28:23 pm
He's one of the main reasons I've almost completely divorced myself from that world. Sad thing is he was a fairly good guy at one time. I've got a few of his figures boxed up. After the incident my already declining interest in wrestling nosedived. I haven't been to one event since, and have hardly bought any figures.

Kinda wish I'd gotten the Roddy Piper GI Joe though :)


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on September 08, 2014, 07:39:09 pm
I could use a Sgt. Slaughter.

Called and checked around, I don't think the vehicles have landed in Louisville. Wonder if they will?


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: powersthatbe on September 08, 2014, 09:49:05 pm
jacks made a 3 inch slaughter figure,I instantly put him with the modern joes.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on September 09, 2014, 04:57:55 pm
My TRU had 5 of the Heated Battle - Blowtorch vs H.E.A.T. Viper set and nothing else.  That was probably my least wanted, but I may pick it up in a few days just to have something.  Hopefully I can find better luck elsewhere in the meantime. 


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: kavball on September 09, 2014, 08:13:05 pm
That Heat Viper looks pretty good. I got the 3 pack with leatherneck and I got the vehicle pack with flint and the eel. I am glad I got them but they didn't blow my mind.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on September 09, 2014, 10:53:43 pm
i got in touch with a friend who works at TRU, he actually bought the Docks and HEAT Viper sets just in case anybody he knows wanted them. That worked out real well for me, as I really want that Docks set. It just kills me because it looks so fun to play with and I'm gonna just display it. 


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: darthfoley on September 10, 2014, 05:15:51 pm
My TRU went and made a liar out of me and restocked the three packs today, plus got the vehicles in finally.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on September 10, 2014, 11:07:18 pm
I was informed by my contact that mine got the Lowlight 2 pack and the Arctic vehicles in! I'll be grabbing them up. Really into it.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Jase on September 11, 2014, 11:12:19 am
I was excited to pick up these 50th anniversary figures when they were first announced but since there's no TRU here and they've sold out online of several items, I think I'm going to pass. To be honest, the scale doesn't really appeal to me as much as it used to.

Hasbro needs to pull their head out of their asses and release some 6" Joes.  [tap]  [cursing]


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on September 11, 2014, 05:43:27 pm
Much better luck at today's TRU.  Picked up Low-Light vs. Night Viper (only 3 there) & The Vipers Pit w/Cobra Trooper, Cobra Viper and Beach Head (also 3). 

I saw at least a dozen Danger at the Docks, so even though I wanted those more than the others then I'll wait 'til next week.  Also saw a fair number of The Eagles Edge w/Destro, Leather Neck and Hawk.  And there were well over two dozen Blowtorch vs H.E.A.T. Viper, so I'm in no rush there. 

No sign of either arctic set, or Baroness & Lady Jaye, but compared to my last trip then I'm not complaining. 


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on September 11, 2014, 10:03:39 pm
I get that the Low Light figure is awesome and was hard to come by the first time, but I'm surprised that more folks aren't after the never-released H.E.A.T. Viper.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on September 12, 2014, 01:04:30 am
It's motherfucking GI Joe Christmas at the Rocko Museum right now.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on September 12, 2014, 08:11:32 am
It's motherfucking GI Joe Christmas at the Rocko Museum right now.

 [bravo]


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: powersthatbe on September 12, 2014, 10:00:19 am
by the way, I haven't read joe comics since marvel,but there's a revamp joe book coming from IDW withe a well know sc fi military author and it will have Scarlett as the commander of the joes.a while ago I got the tomahawk copter at a good discounted price at TRU I think that same day I got the shield helicarrier for ten bucks.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on September 12, 2014, 10:50:35 am
by the way, I haven't read joe comics since marvel,but there's a revamp joe book coming from IDW withe a well know sc fi military author and it will have Scarlett as the commander of the joes.a while ago I got the tomahawk copter at a good discounted price at TRU I think that same day I got the shield helicarrier for ten bucks.

If you like the Marvel stuff, the IDW "Real American Hero" line is a direct continuation, even in numbering.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on September 12, 2014, 12:08:26 pm
There's the Hama series, and then this new book coming out is a continuation of IDW's own continuity, largely written by Chuck Dixon. They've had highs and lows, but the highs are pretty great. The Cobra series by Mike Costa, Christos Gage, and Antonio Fuso might be my favorite book of the new century.

http://sequart.org/magazine/49890/comics-post-911/


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: powersthatbe on September 19, 2014, 07:49:26 pm
found lady jaye and the snow job 2 packs at TRU so they are hitting.I live in western Pa by the way.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: LukeyLuke on October 02, 2014, 11:03:52 pm
Seems as though Big Lots is stocking up on the World Peacekeepers again. I checked out 2 Big Lots today, and both looked like they just put put a fresh case of WPK.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: powersthatbe on October 05, 2014, 05:37:54 pm
there was a link on FB saying the joe brand,12 inch and 3 inch has been removed from hasbrotoyshop dot com and it looks to be fading out.I hope not.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: AlwaysOptimistic on October 06, 2014, 02:59:13 am
Thanks for the info powersthatbe & LukeyLuke, I'll check both TRU and BL as soon as I can get over there. 


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on October 25, 2014, 08:16:17 am
Joe Con 2015 Location and Date Announcement:

http://popcritica.com/joecon-2015-location-date-announced/


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on October 26, 2014, 12:40:49 am
I wonder how many people that live there will get the reference?


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on October 26, 2014, 07:49:45 am
I wonder how many people that live there will get the reference?

Only the Simpsons


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on October 26, 2014, 12:59:13 pm
Ha!  That's awesome.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on October 26, 2014, 02:13:31 pm
It reminds me of how one Thanksgiving eve, the overnight news on CBS had a feature on "Fighting the frizzies" that they promoted aggressively.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on October 27, 2014, 06:06:19 pm
...Maybe this is where they wil announce the rumored "G.I. Joe Black" Line??  Which I'd be ALL FOR, if I already hadn't spent untold $$$ on the RAH/Revival Era, 25th Anniversary/Movies/POC era...  If  it mean getting "Black"-styled 3 3/4 I could live with that, but honestly, how many more rehashes of the "core" characters can anyone deal with?? [gah]


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on October 27, 2014, 07:30:48 pm
If they did the 6 inch scale, I would really pick and choose. I'm very pleased with what we've gotten the last few years. I have no complaints on Hasbro, if I have an issue, it's with consumers not supporting the line.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 27, 2014, 08:52:40 pm
If they did the 6 inch scale, I would really pick and choose. I'm very pleased with what we've gotten the last few years. I have no complaints on Hasbro, if I have an issue, it's with consumers not supporting the line.

I'd be broke.

Then again. At the rate they bring figures out, Star Wars Black has been nicely paced. I dread the SDCC exclusives though.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on October 28, 2014, 12:20:55 pm
I would get:

Duke
Snake Eyes
Scarlett
Flint
Tunnel Rat
Chuckles
Jinx

Cobra Commander
Destro
Baroness
Storm Shadow
Zartan
Serpentor


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on October 28, 2014, 02:49:41 pm
My view my be slightly thawed from my "pass" stance on SW Black on these.

I would be buying them only to support GI Joe rather than want. Joe should be vehicle based line, or capable of it.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: powersthatbe on October 28, 2014, 04:40:28 pm
I can view the box art for gijoes black series,dark olive camo withe the logo running up the side.This has to be the most asked for wish toy line by collectors and it would rejuvenate the GI joe brand IMO.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 28, 2014, 08:55:56 pm
I can view the box art for gijoes black series,dark olive camo withe the logo running up the side.This has to be the most asked for wish toy line by collectors and it would rejuvenate the GI joe brand IMO.

That'd work  [thumbs up]

I know vehicles would be hard to do, but what I'd want are accessories. Lots of accessories.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: derekwc on December 23, 2014, 10:51:15 pm
http://www.3djoes.com/


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: kavball on December 24, 2014, 07:17:14 am
http://www.3djoes.com/

Thanks for posting that link. That site is pretty badass.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: derekwc on December 24, 2014, 08:08:25 am
http://www.3djoes.com/

Thanks for posting that link. That site is pretty badass.

Yeah, I thought folks here would appreciate it. I love what he did to merge the variant with the regular Sideshow Zartan piece.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on December 24, 2014, 09:40:39 am
http://www.3djoes.com/

Thanks for posting that link. That site is pretty badass.

Yeah, I thought folks here would appreciate it. I love what he did to merge the variant with the regular Sideshow Zartan piece.

Also, there is a sister site for the 12" Joes...

http://www.vintage3djoes.com/


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on December 24, 2014, 10:56:18 am
Wow.  That's awesome.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: powersthatbe on January 05, 2015, 11:15:59 am
just read on toynewsi that hasbro will not have a joe presence next month at toyfair but will at joecon also mentioned a sdcc 6" exclusive rumored and 6" line rumored (or they're just being PR)


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: powersthatbe on April 11, 2015, 04:35:17 pm
yay!some new joe stuff from the joe con and looks like some retail stuff too! ;D
http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=9&itemid=24537


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Harbinger on April 11, 2015, 04:41:20 pm
Ill beleieve any of that when/ if i see it in stores and not on the planned but cancelled anniversary con 5 years from now.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on April 11, 2015, 08:46:32 pm
Are repaints better than nothing?  [think]


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Josey Wales on April 11, 2015, 09:26:26 pm
They also shot down the 6" rumor in a TNI article. Might be something they'd consider in the future, but no plans right now, or some such bullshit.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Jase on April 11, 2015, 10:11:25 pm
A green HISS Tank? Another Skystriker (talk about outdated!)? No 6" Joes?  [cursing]

Even if I want to buy some of the figures they showed, I'm worried about the paint apps. Did anybody see that Lady Jaye & Baroness set? Horrible paint! It's really sad to see what GI Joe has become.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on April 28, 2015, 07:08:25 am
A green HISS Tank? Another Skystriker (talk about outdated!)? No 6" Joes?  [cursing]

Even if I want to buy some of the figures they showed, I'm worried about the paint apps. Did anybody see that Lady Jaye & Baroness set? Horrible paint! It's really sad to see what GI Joe has become.

At least they aren't 2" figures and vehicles and they haven't just axed the brand out right. Have patience my friends, it could always be much, much worse.  [rock]


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: eddie3429 on April 29, 2015, 06:13:18 am
IDW chuckles ... IDW chuckles .... IDW chuckles ... IDW chuckles ... Best Joe Con reveals ever in my opinion ... can you guess why


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Harbinger on April 29, 2015, 07:18:37 am
Are repaints better than nothing?  [think]
I dunno...at this point nothing would almost be better.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on May 13, 2015, 07:36:34 pm
IDW chuckles ... IDW chuckles .... IDW chuckles ... IDW chuckles ... Best Joe Con reveals ever in my opinion ... can you guess why

Yeah, no joke. Too bad we'll have to buy a whole big set to get him. That means I may or may not bite at this stage of life.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on May 14, 2015, 12:35:30 am
Awesome, finally getting the Shipwreck in the Navy shirt that was shown a few years ago :)


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on May 14, 2015, 08:59:32 am
I missed this apparently.  Where's I-D-Dubs Chuck?


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on May 15, 2015, 06:28:36 pm
Gotta buy the Desert Duel set:

http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=9&itemid=24537


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on May 16, 2015, 09:31:41 pm
I'm not seeing the IDWness of him.  [think]


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: RockoJerome on June 11, 2015, 05:01:48 pm
Maybe not, but he looks pretty cool.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on June 20, 2015, 12:55:16 pm
So much good GI Joe stuff out there... check this book out:

http://www.334inchjoe.com/


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on June 20, 2015, 01:20:08 pm
I really dig that GUNG-HO with the gatling gun.  Sweet!

DUKE and SPIRIT are pretty sharp looking, too.  I sure would love to hear a 6" announcement about these things.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Harbinger on June 20, 2015, 02:12:16 pm
I used to be heavy into joes...but alll i have left is a few customs and a bit of fodder. Probably try and get rid em since im ot into thise anymore.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Josey Wales on August 21, 2015, 01:14:26 am
Thanks to Mike, I got Gung Ho for my Joe Marine Corps. I was also lucky enough to score the Alpine 3 pack in the wild.  [thumbs up]
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y214/dcsouth/IMAG0408.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/dcsouth/media/IMAG0408.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on August 21, 2015, 07:06:40 am
Thanks to Mike, I got Gung Ho for my Joe Marine Corps. I was also lucky enough to score the Alpine 3 pack in the wild.  [thumbs up]
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y214/dcsouth/IMAG0408.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/dcsouth/media/IMAG0408.jpg.html)

Sweet!


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on August 21, 2015, 10:03:01 am
I've only seen the Snow Cat/Awe Striker pack with Chuckles in the wild.  Man, I really wish they'd start using some new molds.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on August 21, 2015, 11:05:20 am
I've only seen the Snow Cat/Awe Striker pack with Chuckles in the wild.  Man, I really wish they'd start using some new molds.

I think they got burned a bit on the Skystriker and Eaglehawk.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: eddie3429 on August 23, 2015, 06:48:52 am
ah IDW chuckles is hitting. need to keep my eye open


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 23, 2015, 05:31:29 pm
Between toy fair earlier in then year and the recent SDCC I was convinced we'd see an announcement for 6" Black.  [dunno]


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Josey Wales on October 09, 2015, 08:06:22 pm
Hasbro's Pulse website is taking a poll on which Kindle Worlds character to give the figure treatment too. Our old bud Jim Beard was lucky enough to have one of his characters make the cut. His character is part of the Adventure Team so he had my vote anyway. Be sure & register at the Pulse so you can vote.

http://pulse.hasbro.com/en-us

More info on the contest here-

http://news.hisstank.com/2015/10/07/nycc-2015-hasbro-party-official-g-i-joe-fan-vote-images-56892



Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on October 10, 2015, 12:34:37 pm
Jim!  I'll vote for his guy, but Blackjack is a sweet name.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 10, 2015, 12:45:03 pm
Whatever happened with the six inch "G.I. Joe Black" rumor?


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on October 11, 2015, 10:26:57 pm
....Other than the con stuff and TRU stuff, Joe is dead in the water till the next movie, sadly...


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: kavball on November 16, 2015, 05:36:07 am
Does anybody have any experience with the collector's club figure subscription service? Good or bad experiences? And just how exactly do you join it? Do you join the club and then buy a subscription? Marvel Universe/Infinite is no longer enough to satisfy my addiction, I have branched out to Joe and Star Wars. My poor wife.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on November 16, 2015, 07:27:00 am
Does anybody have any experience with the collector's club figure subscription service? Good or bad experiences? And just how exactly do you join it? Do you join the club and then buy a subscription? Marvel Universe/Infinite is no longer enough to satisfy my addiction, I have branched out to Joe and Star Wars. My poor wife.

I think you can do both at the same time. I haven't really heard anything bad about it. Sometimes their figure choices aren't to everyone's liking, but take an 12 figure wave of any property and you will have that.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: kavball on November 16, 2015, 11:20:21 am
Does anybody have any experience with the collector's club figure subscription service? Good or bad experiences? And just how exactly do you join it? Do you join the club and then buy a subscription? Marvel Universe/Infinite is no longer enough to satisfy my addiction, I have branched out to Joe and Star Wars. My poor wife.

I think you can do both at the same time. I haven't really heard anything bad about it. Sometimes their figure choices aren't to everyone's liking, but take an 12 figure wave of any property and you will have that.

Thanks man, I will have to think about it. It would be nice to have the figures come to me without the hunt.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on November 16, 2015, 11:45:36 am
Does anybody have any experience with the collector's club figure subscription service? Good or bad experiences? And just how exactly do you join it? Do you join the club and then buy a subscription? Marvel Universe/Infinite is no longer enough to satisfy my addiction, I have branched out to Joe and Star Wars. My poor wife.

I think you can do both at the same time. I haven't really heard anything bad about it. Sometimes their figure choices aren't to everyone's liking, but take an 12 figure wave of any property and you will have that.

Thanks man, I will have to think about it. It would be nice to have the figures come to me without the hunt.

Yeah. I've thought about it. But, I tend to avoid some of the more out there Cobras and ninjas. Just not my thing.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on November 16, 2015, 01:41:52 pm
I looked into it initially, but the cost of joining the club and the sub was just too damn much.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: kavball on November 17, 2015, 10:40:35 am
It is pretty expensive. It seems like each year they have a handful of figures that I really like, but the price is a bit much. I am on the fence.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on November 17, 2015, 11:10:01 am
It is pretty expensive. It seems like each year they have a handful of figures that I really like, but the price is a bit much. I am on the fence.

I know a lot of folks sell off the ones they don't like. It's only bad if everybody doesn't like the same figure.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on March 17, 2016, 03:46:58 am
What do you all think of this? Is the GI Joe brand on its way out?

https://www.change.org/p/hasbro-save-gi-joe


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on March 17, 2016, 08:07:24 pm
I doubt that it's dead.  It's supposed to be the cornerstone of their movieverse.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Josey Wales on March 31, 2016, 01:09:21 pm
Eagle Force Kickstarter goes live sometime this summer. The reveals so far-
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y214/dcsouth/Mobile%20Uploads/Jdff7TR.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/dcsouth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/Jdff7TR.jpg.html)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y214/dcsouth/Mobile%20Uploads/Skt7FXe.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/dcsouth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/Skt7FXe.jpg.html)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y214/dcsouth/Mobile%20Uploads/FvD5TxZ.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/dcsouth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/FvD5TxZ.jpg.html)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y214/dcsouth/Mobile%20Uploads/aih1AuQ.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/dcsouth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/aih1AuQ.jpg.html)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y214/dcsouth/Mobile%20Uploads/MiEKndI.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/dcsouth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/MiEKndI.jpg.html)

I really like the EF trooper & plan to get a few of those, if nothing else.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: kavball on March 31, 2016, 06:45:24 pm
These look really cool. I am looking forward to the Kickstarter. I missed out on the adventure people one that ended recently. Their have been so many cool action figure kick starters these last 2-3 years that it is hard to keep up.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: powersthatbe on April 03, 2016, 09:16:06 pm
looking forward to eagle force.they did a kickstarter today for EF trading cards and they met their goal in 4 hours.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 05, 2016, 01:59:09 am
Those look amazing.

I still have a fear that a 6" GIJoe line would put me in the poor house


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Josey Wales on April 07, 2016, 06:29:11 pm
New reveal today-

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y214/dcsouth/199839242604c8ccbae9d7f9463c608f_original.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/dcsouth/media/199839242604c8ccbae9d7f9463c608f_original.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Josey Wales on April 13, 2016, 02:00:51 pm
My Aqua Viper & Lamprey upgrades on Marauder bucks. Still have pouches, etc on the way.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y214/dcsouth/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG0588.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/dcsouth/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG0588.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on April 13, 2016, 05:37:38 pm
Sweet!


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: powersthatbe on April 17, 2016, 07:00:09 pm
my one comic shop by me got a ton of old joe toys in.yeah it's mostly that crappy valor vs venom line but there was some good stuff in the mix,early 90s lots of vehicles and multi packs.i spent about 80 bucks there on some stuff I was feeling nostalgic over.(some Sgt.Savage figures,keel-haul,cutter,SEAL 3 pack,ARTIC 3 pack,30th anniversary(1994) figure,tunnel-rat)


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Josey Wales on June 23, 2016, 09:01:35 am
2016 TRU exclusive lineup revealed-

http://news.hisstank.com/2016/06/20/official-hasbro-images-g-joe-modern-era-2016-line-59347

I hate it, but I don't see anything that excites me. I'd like to pop a Shipwreck head on Outback, that Snake Eyes is always good fodder, & Roadblock looks too cartoonish for my tastes.  [dunno]


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on June 23, 2016, 09:46:22 am
Yeah, more re-releases with a few new characters sprinkled in - that are mostly parts re-use.  Man, I wish the Club figures got a wide release.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on June 23, 2016, 09:48:47 am
And new characters are packed with re-releases. :(


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Josey Wales on June 23, 2016, 10:59:42 am
What a wasted opportunity on Duke, too. All the great parts available, & we get this for an update.  ::)


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: kavball on July 12, 2016, 07:42:22 pm
I was pretty excited to see this:
http://news.toyark.com/2016/07/12/hiya-aliens-3-75-inch-sale-m577-armored-personnel-carrier-prototype-210550
This will go well with some of the marauder figures.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on July 13, 2016, 09:34:44 am
If it's a decent price that would be sweet to add to the Joe collection.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Josey Wales on July 13, 2016, 10:59:44 am
I've wanted to add the old Joe APC  to my collection for years. I'd give this one to Cobra.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on December 11, 2016, 10:55:00 am
Marauder Valkyries are shipping!


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: kavball on January 02, 2017, 10:42:24 am
I got a couple of these over the Christmas holiday to go with my Joes
Sunny Days Entertainment Elite Force Humvee Vehicle Toy https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JCR23BU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_BiOAybH14SZHE
They scale well with the joes and the new MTF Valkyries that came in while I was gone. I will try and post pics later.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on January 02, 2017, 01:57:03 pm
Nice Kav!

To tide you over, my Valkyrie review..

http://tvandfilmtoys.com/index.php/2017/01/marauder-valkyrie/


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: kavball on January 02, 2017, 03:31:48 pm
Nice Kav!

To tide you over, my Valkyrie review..

http://tvandfilmtoys.com/index.php/2017/01/marauder-valkyrie/
Nice, well written review. I totally agree with you on the quality of the paint on the new heads. I had a few waiting for me when I got home. Thanks for writing this review.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on January 02, 2017, 04:35:04 pm
Nice Kav!

To tide you over, my Valkyrie review..

http://tvandfilmtoys.com/index.php/2017/01/marauder-valkyrie/
Nice, well written review. I totally agree with you on the quality of the paint on the new heads. I had a few waiting for me when I got home. Thanks for writing this review.

Just call them like I see them. Did you get the head pack?


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: kavball on January 02, 2017, 08:29:20 pm

Just call them like I see them. Did you get the head pack?
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I did get the head pack. They are all really nice. They definitely make customizing easy.
Here are some pics of that Humvee I mentioned earlier and a couple kitbashed GI Joes using some MTF bits and bodies.

(http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa428/kavball/IMG_0292_zps6ukqmgdw.jpg) (http://s1197.photobucket.com/user/kavball/media/IMG_0292_zps6ukqmgdw.jpg.html)
(http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa428/kavball/IMG_0293_zps95md6uot.jpg) (http://s1197.photobucket.com/user/kavball/media/IMG_0293_zps95md6uot.jpg.html)
(http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa428/kavball/IMG_0291_zpsqc5pnem6.jpg) (http://s1197.photobucket.com/user/kavball/media/IMG_0291_zpsqc5pnem6.jpg.html)
(http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa428/kavball/IMG_0287_zpsxmc6iozp.jpg) (http://s1197.photobucket.com/user/kavball/media/IMG_0287_zpsxmc6iozp.jpg.html)

All 4 doors and the rear hatch open on the humvee. The turret rotates fully and comes equipped with a Mk19 grenade launcher. I switched this one out for a marauder mini gun.



Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on January 03, 2017, 07:19:57 am
That is nicer than I expected!


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: kavball on March 06, 2017, 02:13:15 pm
I saw this yesterday:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/freshmonkeyfiction/larry-hama-action-figure?token=3dbe71be
They have already met their funding goal. I think it's a pretty cool idea and a nice tribute.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Josey Wales on July 14, 2017, 11:03:01 pm
6" deluxe white ninja & arms pack from the fwoosh kickstarter-

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y214/dcsouth/IMAG0827.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/dcsouth/media/IMAG0827.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on July 15, 2017, 02:40:49 pm
6" Joes = Hotcakes


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on February 02, 2018, 05:46:18 pm
So I've finally gotten around to cleaning and displaying all of my Joe stuff from childhood.  I ordered some o-rings to fix half a dozen figures, mostly from 82-85.  Makes sense.  I also have four figures with broken t hooks - all vehicle drivers from 1988.  Methinks there were some quality control issues with that batch.  Apparently t hooks are hard to come by - people strip broken figures for them.  I gambled on a pack from a chinese reseller (sinodolls).  Sounds like they dumpster dive so it's probably old stuff, but if I get 4 good ones from the batch of 50 I'll be happy.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Josey Wales on February 08, 2018, 06:29:16 am
Gah! Marauder is doing a WWII Kickstarter! Can't wait for this one!

http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-joe-news-rumors/454104-marauder-task-force-ww2-project-17.html

http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-joe-news-rumors/454104-marauder-task-force-ww2-project-19.html


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Engineernerd on February 08, 2018, 07:24:28 am
Gah! Marauder is doing a WWII Kickstarter! Can't wait for this one!

http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-joe-news-rumors/454104-marauder-task-force-ww2-project-17.html

http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-joe-news-rumors/454104-marauder-task-force-ww2-project-19.html

They showed the flame throwers will have removable translucent effect parts on Facebook this morning. This could be an expensive one.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Josey Wales on February 15, 2018, 10:06:15 pm
Marauder Kickstarter is live-

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1732159183/marauder-task-force-wwii-1-18-scale-4-inch-action/description#prototype-slide-117478


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on February 16, 2018, 07:53:47 am
So I've finally gotten around to cleaning and displaying all of my Joe stuff from childhood.  I ordered some o-rings to fix half a dozen figures, mostly from 82-85.  Makes sense.  I also have four figures with broken t hooks - all vehicle drivers from 1988.  Methinks there were some quality control issues with that batch.  Apparently t hooks are hard to come by - people strip broken figures for them.  I gambled on a pack from a chinese reseller (sinodolls).  Sounds like they dumpster dive so it's probably old stuff, but if I get 4 good ones from the batch of 50 I'll be happy.

And I got a refund, no t-hooks, no explanation.  At least I got a refund I guess.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on February 16, 2018, 10:03:58 pm
So I've finally gotten around to cleaning and displaying all of my Joe stuff from childhood.  I ordered some o-rings to fix half a dozen figures, mostly from 82-85.  Makes sense.  I also have four figures with broken t hooks - all vehicle drivers from 1988.  Methinks there were some quality control issues with that batch.  Apparently t hooks are hard to come by - people strip broken figures for them.  I gambled on a pack from a chinese reseller (sinodolls).  Sounds like they dumpster dive so it's probably old stuff, but if I get 4 good ones from the batch of 50 I'll be happy.

And I got a refund, no t-hooks, no explanation.  At least I got a refund I guess.

And then the next day the t-hooks show up in the mail!  So, free t-hooks?  It's a Real American Chinese Hero Miracle!


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: kavball on February 18, 2018, 12:00:52 pm
Marauder Kickstarter is live-

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1732159183/marauder-task-force-wwii-1-18-scale-4-inch-action/description#prototype-slide-117478

I really enjoy collecting and customizing with Marauder's products.  The WWII figures look great for this kickstarter.  He has a nice "cross section" of soldiers from around the world.  The details are great and the accessories look amazing.  I think these figures will look great on their own or as additions to other existing figure lines (WWII GI Joes, Howling Commandos for Marvel, Indiana Jones).  Anyways, check them out, I have never been disappointed with Marauder Gun Runners, I have been buying products from them for several years.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Josey Wales on January 28, 2020, 08:02:13 pm
So, 6" Joe's are finally coming. I'm psyched to see what we get. I haven't been all in on anything since DCUC, but I got a feeling that's about to change.  [rock]


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Boy Wonder on January 29, 2020, 09:06:00 am
Yeah, if this ends up being the 6” RAH line I’ve always wanted, I’m pretty much 100% in (probably not on variants, but at least all characters)


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on January 29, 2020, 10:58:25 am
I'm soooooooo in.  I hope they don't just do repeat characters.  I'd love to see some new ones.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: darthfoley on February 14, 2020, 08:14:04 am
I'm super excited for reveals next weekend.  Could be a very expensive line for me, depending on how they go with it.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Josey Wales on February 14, 2020, 08:38:09 pm
Best toy news for me in a while. I'd also like to see Mezco get a shot at the license.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 17, 2020, 03:32:07 pm
Yeah, if this ends up being the 6Ē RAH line Iíve always wanted, Iím pretty much 100% in (probably not on variants, but at least all characters)

I'm optimistic that these will be awesome! Getting them in Australia is another story though.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Josey Wales on February 18, 2020, 12:43:37 pm
Pics from China/HK? of possibly exclusive deluxe Snake Eyes-

https://toynewsi.com/9-35649


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Boy Wonder on February 18, 2020, 12:48:34 pm
He looks really cool. A few missing details from his RAH look which has me concerned about the level of creative liberties they’re going to take on this line.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Chooch on February 18, 2020, 01:40:58 pm
Sold!


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Josey Wales on February 18, 2020, 05:42:48 pm
Hopefully won't be too hard to acquire. If the exclusive has a visor, I'm betting v1 will be in the wave. But I guess the extras could be the exclusive. I still like the goggles better, but if I can lay hands on this, it's sold.

As for the background art, I hope that cover (hat) on Gung Ho ain't representative of what we'll see when/if we get a figure. We Marines  are stickers about that sorta shit. That may be Gung Ho, but that's an Army hat, lol.

Overall, the exact details on this line don't bother me. As long as they stay in the spirit of the original I'm good.  I look at this as it's own thing, just another imagining of the Joes I love. Been at the top of my toy wishlist for years & I really don't expect Hasbro to disappoint, so I'm stoked.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Boy Wonder on February 21, 2020, 05:53:57 pm
Welp. Looks like instead of the RAH line most people wanted, we’re getting all new designs based on nothing. I’m out for anything that isn’t at least moderately representative of their RAH looks.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: Josey Wales on March 27, 2020, 03:24:38 pm
http://thefwoosh.com/2020/03/hasbro-g-i-joe-classified-series-destro-pre-order/

Nailed this one, imho. A little paint for the holster, & maybe the belt. But wow! Can't wait to own this. The heroes in this wave aren't my favorites of the cast, but Destro is one of my two favorite villains, so I'm stoked to see how well he turned out.


Title: Re: Does anyone here collect GI Joe???
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 04, 2020, 02:32:45 am
Got my 6" Snake Eyes!! He's so purdy!